Retro sounds from the tube-amp era and beyond
In AMPLIFIED John from Bluegrass Junction explores the electric-guitar based sound of the tube-amp era (roughly from the 1930s to the middle of the 70s) and beyond – any music where there’s good guitar feedback or mellow tube-amp tone.
Tube-amps are still used today because of their renowned tone – this tone is exemplified in the guitar playing of Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page, but also in the sound of blues legends such as Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, and B. B. King as well as the funky sound of Parliament / Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, and Curtis Mayfield… and includes musicians like Lenny Kravitz, Jack White and the Black Keys, whose retro sounds recall days gone by…
AMPLIFIED is also about showcasing new and lesser-known bands and musicians, regardless of style. In the works are live studio interviews and concerts of contemporary musicians from near and far, who will be showcased to amplify them and hopefully add another fan or two in the process.
In AMPLIFIED erforscht John von Bluegrass Junction den auf E-Gitarren basierenden Sound der Röhrenverstärker-Ära (etwa von den 1930er bis Mitte der 70er Jahre) und darüber hinaus – jede Musik, bei der es ein gutes Gitarrenfeedback oder einen sanften Röhrenverstärkerton gibt.
Röhrenverstärker werden auch heute noch wegen ihres berühmten Tons verwendet – dieser Ton wird durch das Gitarrenspielen von Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton und Jimmy Page veranschaulicht, aber auch durch den Sound von Blues-Legenden wie Albert Collins, Muddy Waters und B. B. King sowie den funkigen Sound von Parliament / Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone und Curtis Mayfield… und Musiker wie Lenny Kravitz, Jack White und The Black Keys, deren Retro-Sounds an vergangene Zeiten erinnern.
Bei AMPLIFIED geht es auch darum, neue und weniger bekannte Bands und Musiker unabhängig vom Stil zu präsentieren. Live-Studiointerviews und Konzerte zeitgenössischer Musiker aus nah und fern sind in Arbeit, um sie und ihre Arbeit dadurch zu “verstärken” und hoffentlich einen oder zwei weitere Fans zu gewinnen.
Sendezeit: 2. Montag im Monat ab 21 Uhr
Link: Bluegrass Junction
In this broadcast of AMPLIFIED, I play a few songs from each album of the White Stripes catalog. I start with their 1999 album and continue chronologically finishing with Icky Thump. I hope you enjoy it.
This broadcast of AMPLIFIED is dedicated to my mother who passed away in January of 2019.
All of the songs come from her record collection. They may not be her favorite songs, but they are songs that hold a special meaning for me with regards to the memories I have of my mother.
I hope you enjoy the show.
This broadcast of AMPLIFIED is dedicated to Ginger Baker, who died on October 6th, 2019.
Ginger Baker was rock’s first superstar drummer and probably the most influential percussionist of the 1960s. Baker made his name entirely on his playing, initially as one of three virtuosos in Cream, but also well beyond that trio’s short 18 month existence. Though he was only a star for a period of about four or five years at the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, since that time many drummers have been influenced by some aspect of Baker’s playing, often without even realizing it .
In this show you will hear a couple of songs from John Mayall & Blues Breakers, in which Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton played and from The Graham Bond Organization – Hoochie Coochie Man, in which Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce played. Then some songs from Cream, where Ginger Baker was at his best in my opinion. Finally, there is some music from bands that Ginger Baker played in after Cream broke up.
Unfortunately, in this limited format it was not possible to do justice to Ginger Baker or the other members of Cream. This show provides only a snapshot of the journey of the band members of Cream from their rise to fame in the 60s to their break-up. It also only gives a few details of Ginger Baker’s life up until his journey to Lagos, Nigeria and does not tell of his life after that point.
Enjoy the show!
This is the second broadcast of AMPLIFIED: retro sounds from the tube-amp era.
This show was another good mix of Blues guitar, Classic rock, Funk, Grunge and contemporary bands playing retro sounds.
I’ve showcased Albert Collins again. There are a few songs from The Black Keys and The White Stripes. A couple Funk songs show up at the end to round out the experience.
I hope you enjoy the show!
This is the first broadcast of AMPLIFIED: retro sounds from the tube-amp era.
This show was a good mix of what you can expect in the future: Blues guitar, Classic rock, Funk, Grunge and contemporary bands playing retro sounds.
I hope you enjoy it!