On May 11, 2014 MusicLoad featured Sia's music video to her song titled Chandelier (here), which featured an outstanding gifted 11 year old dancer named Maddie Ziegler.
This week, with a talented young troupe of dancers, Maddie, now at 13 years old, once again has the staring role in Sia's latest music video titled The Greatest. Just like in the Chandelier video, Sia does not appear anywhere in the video.
The song is the first single from from Sia's yet to be released album titled We Are Your Children. In association with Sia's personal record label Monkey Puzzle in an exclusive licensing arrangement with RCA Records, this is to be Sia's eighth studio album.
The Greatest music video was directed by Sia and Australian filmmaker and artist, Daniel Askill. Choreography was by Ryan Heffington. The song features Kendrick Lamar.
Connect direct with Sia at siamusic.net, twitter.com/sia, instagram.com/SiaThisIsActing and facebook.com/siamusic
Connect direct with Maddie Ziegler at facebook.com/maddieziegler, twitter.com/maddieziegler and instagram.com/maddieziegler
This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on September 9, 2016 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert did a perfect job of capturing the purity of these three beautiful songs written and performed by Laura Marling. Such great music recorded like this is forever timeless and priceless no matter when it was done. With immense sensitivity, personal humility and a laser focus on the songs, she performs material from her third album titled A Creature I Don't Know. The songs are titled Don't Ask Me Why, Once and Sophia. Enjoy! GC
Connect direct with Laura Marling at LauraMarling.Com
* Laura Marling has recorded two albums since the above referenced album and is presently doing a Canadian and U.S. West Coast Tour in September - October 2016. Please see her site for more info and tickets.
Rudy Van Gelder was one of the most legendary recording engineers in the history of the music industry. He worked on thousands of recording sessions with a wide variety of mainly jazz artists and acts on numerous different labels. He was widely known for his work with Blue Note Records. He passed away on Thursday August 25, 2016 at age 91. In 1946, he began recording in his parent's living room. Several years later in 1953, he was introduced to producer Alfred Lion and that is when things began to really take off. He worked with too many acts to mention in this post, but think of greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, just to name a few. But that's just the beginning. Go through a list of much of his work here.
Just below is a short documentary on Rudy Van Gelder followed by an interview that is then followed by a few of the great albums he engineered. Enjoy! GC
Blue Note and Rudy Van Gelder
Just below is a interview with Rudy Van Gelder which was released as Blue Note Perfect Takes in 2004.
Interview With Rudy Van Gelder – Blue Note Perfect Takes (2004)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Relaxin' with Miles Davis Quintet
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
The videos below feature a great psychedelic soul act known as the Monophonics from their latest album titled Sound of Sinning. The album was produced by Kelly Finnigan (son of the legendary session/touring keyboardist/vocalist and recording artist Mike Finnigan) & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, California.
Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Back- ground Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass.
Click here for tickets or the list of U.S. dates and a German date through October 2016.
"Promises" is the third track on Monophonics new album, Sound of Sinning.
"Strange Love" is the eighth track on Monophonics album titled Sound of Sinning.
"Lying Eyes" is the first track off Monophonics new album Sound of Sinning.
Connect direct with Monophonics at Monophonics.Com, facebook.com/monophonics, twitter.com/monophonicsfunk and instagram.com/monophonicsphoto
See another Monophonics music video from a previous post on our site here: http://www.musicload.com/2012/09/monophonics.html
This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on June 9, 2016, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.
It is our distinct pleasure to feature two videos from Eric Clapton's latest and 23rd studio album titled I Still Do, followed by a video of Eric and the album's legendary producer, Glyn Johns, discussing the making of the record. Enjoy! GC
Eric Clapton - Spiral
Eric Clapton - Can’t Let You Do It
Eric Clapton & Producer Glyn Johns discuss the making of the 'I Still Do' record
Connect direct with Eric Clapton at EricClapton.Com and at Facebook.Com/EricClapton