Wednesday, September 01, 2021

September 01 - Kansas City '74 Revisited, Again

The Millbranch Music import label announced the release of a Limited Double CD Edition of 'Kansas City '74 Revisited' featuring the June 29, 1974 Afternoon Show in (newly created) stereo and as the original mono soundboard recording.

From the press-release

Millbranch Music would like to say “Thank You” for the big success of our premium package 2-CD / 1-DVD-set 'Kansas City Revisited'. Released only four weeks ago, it has already been sold out! As quite a few fans requested the release of the previously unreleased Afternoon Show in its original form (in "glorious mono sound, directly from the soundboard) we decided to release a Special Limited 2-CD Edition featuring exactly this “raw tape” version along with the stereo version as featured on our first release of this concert.

Listen to the exciting performance by Elvis from his fabulous early Summer 1974 Tour. Kansas City was the place to go on June 29, 1974, because Elvis was willing to deliver two extremely entertaining shows of high standard – and he did! 

The evening show of this day has been released a couple of times already, but have you ever heard the Afternoon Show from the same day as a soundboard recording? Probably yes, especially when you got yourself a copy of our recent 2-CD / 1-DVD release. If you haven't been so lucky, or preferred the original  mono version, this is the set for you.

Tracks: June 29, 1974 - Afternoon Performance (Stereo and Mono Version):

01. See See Rider / 02. I Got A Woman - Amen /  03. Love Me / 04. Trying To Get To You / 05. All Shook Up / 06. Love Me Tender / 07. Hound Dog / 08. Fever / 09. Polk Salad Annie / 10. Why Me Lord / 11. Suspicious Minds / 12. Band Introductions / 13. I Can’t Stop Loving You / 14. Help Me / 15. Bridge Over Troubled Water / 16. Let Me Be There / 17. Funny How Times Slips Away / 18. Big Boss Man / 19. Steamroller Blues / 20*. Can’t Help Falling In Love.

*Recorded June 15, 1974 afternoon show (Fort Worth, TX).

The 10 Greatest Mississippi Artists of All Time

Rolling Stone magazine listed the 10 greatest artist from Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s music? The magazine listed the 10 biggest names, but did not rank them. 

Arguably no other state has contributed as much to American music and culture as Mississippi. Situated smack in the middle of the Americana music triangle, whose anchor points are Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans, Mississippi is the cradle of blues, country and rock & roll music.

It’s easy to overlook mostly rural Mississippi when metropolises like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have long been home to celebrated music hotbeds that have produced incredible artists. But Mississippi is where the beat was born. Before there could be Chicago blues, there was Delta blues. Before Nashville became the center of country music, there was Jimmie Rodgers. And before Sam Phillips made Elvis a household name, there was Elvis Aaron Presley, who got his first guitar at Tupelo Hardware.

  • Elvis Presley
  • B.B. King
  • Robert Johnson
  • Faith Hill
  • Charley Pride
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Leontyne Price
  • Bo Diddley
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Tammy Wynette

On Elvis Presley Rolling Stone noted: They don’t call him the King of Rock & Roll for nothing. One of the single biggest cultural icons of the 20th century, Tupelo son Elvis Presley has sold upward of 500 million albums and earned 18 No. 1 hits in the U.S. Presley’s musical style drew from R&B, blues, country, and gospel music, and ignited the rock & roll revolution started by black artists Ike Turner (another Mississippian), Chuck Berry, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Presley also conquered Hollywood, appearing in 27 films in the 1960s. “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and dozens of other Presley hits are universally known and part of the American songbook.

Read the details on all artists on the >>> Rolling Stone website.

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