ROBERT GORDON.. AND ..CHRIS SPEDDING.. ARE BACK WITH ….IT’S NOW OR NEVER…., OUT NOW! …. New album features 15 ..Elvis Presley.. songs as performed by Robert Gordon, Chris Spedding and the legendary ..Jordanaires.. in honor of the 30th anniversary of Elvis’s death. …. Buy the download at .. …. .. .. ..Buy the CD at Amazon.. .. ..Buy the vinyl at Elusive Disc.. …. Back in the disco and arena rock era, Robert Gordon put a fist through the heart of the music industry with his first on-fire rockabilly hit, “Red Hot.” Now reunited with legendary guitar ace Chris Spedding for the first time in twenty years, Robert is back to spread the gospel and shake things up again. …. This time they are taking it to a higher level, fortifying their sound with Elvis Presley’s own mighty Jordanaires, who return to their own roots, pumping up songs by the King on the 30th anniversary of his death. …. ..It’s Now or Never.., scheduled for release on July 31 via Rykodisc, is a no-joke salvo from the heated depths of rock’n’roll. Fifteen tracks, a riveting combination of favorites and lesser-known Presley tunes, and no slouching. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Gordon himself, this adult-sized dose of fun is the return to roots that the world has been waiting for. …. “I’m singing better than I ever have,” Gordon says with the confidence of a man who ruled the airwaves with his iconoclastic blast of good-time music including the hit song, “Fire,” a gift from Bruce Springsteen and “Someday, Someway.” …. From rippers like “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “My Baby Left Me” through a stirring reading of “Peace In the Valley,” “It’s Now or Never” mines the depths of Elvis’ oeuvre without the smack of ironic revisionism that has been the hallmark of lesser talents. …. Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding will be playing select dates, picking up where they left off twenty years ago. Together they are nothing short of explosive. “This music is not a museum piece,” Gordon declares. “I’m not trying to recreate something. This is how I feel.” ..
PEARLS MAHONE & THE ONE EYED JACKS
Pearls Mahone & The OneEyed Jacks combines strong heart wrenching vocals, rockin guitar riffs, a sexy bass line, and a rhythm that just won’t quit. Embracing a passion for rockabilly music, moonshine, ratrods, rhythm & blues, bad boys, PBR, and good tattoos–their music tells tales of love, hardship, and vice. Unlike any other band out there, Pearls Mahone & The OneEyed Jacks, are undoubtedly one of the most exciting up and coming rockabilly bands out today! Add the dark gospel of Pearls Mahone & The OneEyed Jacks to your friends, your playlist, and family today!…. xoxo..
The Honeybees play a mix of Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Blues all mixed together like a martini. The double vocal from Barb and Megan keep you interested in listening to what else they can do! Theresa keeps the back beat on the drums. Michael (bass) and Manny (guitar) keep the strings in line! (Barb & former Honeybee Rachel also appear on the Swiss label, Blue Lake Records, under the name “The Wuanabees”. Buy the CD Sampler at ….LAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL!..)
One of Britain’s most versatile session guitarists, Chris Spedding had a long career on two continents that saw him tackle nearly every style of rock & roll to come down the pike, as well as sporadically attempting a solo career. The fact that he never quite broken through to stardom, except in his native England and parts of Europe, and in professional music circles, is more a result of bad timing and worse luck than any lack of talent or commitment on his part. Spedding was born in Sheffield, England, in 1944. His family moved to Birmingham in the mid-’50s, by which time he had already taken up music, playing the violin in his school orchestra. That all changed when he discovered rock & roll, initially with Bill Haley & His Comets and later Elvis Presley. According to Chris Welch in a 2004 article, Spedding began to strum his violin like a guitar, and the Rubicon had been crossed. He was proficient on several instruments, including the piano (and could also sight-read) thanks to his music lessons, which put him several cuts above the typical aspiring rock & roller of the time, who might not have known three chords. Like Ellis McDaniel (aka Bo Diddley) before him, who’d traded in the violin for a six-string, the guitar was the vehicle through which Spedding chose to express himself. He organized his first band, the Hot Spurs, while still attending school. And not too long after that Spedding, still in his mid-teens, headed for London and joined a beat group called the Vulcans, and from there supported cabaret acts on a cruise ship and several touring country bands. During the second half of the 1960s, Spedding backed both Alan Price and Paul Jones, part of their respective bands on their early solo forays, this at a time when both were among the top-ranked solo artists in England. He also made a considerable part of his living playing with the Nat Temple Orchestra, doing weddings and bar mitzvahs, among other events. It was tenor saxman George Khan (aka Nisar Ahmed Khan), who had lately joined a band-in-the-making coalescing around poet/lyricist Pete Brown — best known for his work writing for Cream — who cleared the path for Spedding to his first major music opportunity. Brown was assembling a group and, at Khan’s suggestion, he approached Spedding about playing with the group that became the Battered Ornaments.