Rudy Van Gelder - November 2 1924 - August 25 2016 - Shaped the "Blue Note sound"

Recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder

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'


MusicLoad.Com presents Monophonics

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,, and

See another Monophonics music video from a previous post on our site here:

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on June 9, 2016, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.

Eric Clapton - Music Videos from his latest album, I Still Do

MusicLoad presents Eric Clapton and his music videos Spiral and Can't Let You Do It

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


Kelly Moneymaker

MusicLoad presents Kelly Moneymaker

We are pleased to present a long time friend Kelly Moneymaker (a great session musician/producer/songwriter and member of the R&B group Exposé) and her new song titled Stone Butterfly from her latest album named Stone. The video was filmed by Christopher Michael McGann and Peter Reckell, live at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, a legendary small music venue where many many greats have performed during their 40 years in business. Kelly Moneymaker is one very soulful Eskimo. She is backed by Herman Matthews (drums), Michael Mennell (bass), Gabriel Moses (guitar) with Guest Musicians Bill Churchville (trumpet), Terry Landry (sax), George Friedenthal (B3), Lynn Fanelli & KW Miller Backing Vocals. Enjoy! GC

Connect direct with Kelly Moneymaker at KellyMoneymaker.Com


Jackie Bristow - Whistle Blowin'

MusicLoad.Com presents Jackie Bristow

Just below is a music video to a song that was love at first listen by a refreshing new artist onto our radar by the name of Jackie Bristow, who is originally from the deep South of New Zealand. The song is titled Whistle Blowin' from her upcoming Shot of Gold album set for a 2016 release. The song feels like it should be a hit on CMT and Country Radio nationwide. The album was produced by Mark Punch and the beautifully shot music video was directed and produced by Mark Tierney. Enjoy! GC & MLV

Connect direct with Jackie Bristow at JackieBristow.Com