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The Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday

The Spiral Starecase was an American pop band, best known for their 1969 single “More Today Than Yesterday“.

The band, from Sacramento, California, United States, was recognizable for its horns and lead singer/guitarist Pat Upton‘s voice. The group also included Harvey Kaye (organ), Dick Lopes (saxophone), Bobby Raymond (bass guitar), Gene Austin (bass guitar), Vinny Parello (drums), Mark Barrett (drums) and Al Sebay (electric guitar).

Starting as the Fydallions, they released that song, one album, and a few more singles including “No One for Me to Turn To” after signing with Columbia.

The band had hits with “More Today Than Yesterday”, released in January 1969, and the follow-up “She’s Ready”. “More Today Than Yesterday” has been covered by, among others, Sonny and CherDiana Ross, and Goldfinger, and was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, on the soundtrack of The Waterboy in 1998, and in an episode of Ally McBeal entitled Silver Bells.

“More Today Than Yesterday” peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] It is ranked as the 50th biggest U.S. hit of 1969.[2] In Canada, it reached number six[3] and is ranked as the 63rd biggest hit of the year.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_Starecase

Anjunabeats Worldwide 625 with Amber Stomp -Melodic Monday

Anjuna HQ’s own Amber Stomp returns to Worldwide duty this week with some tasty treats. Over to you, Amber.

Product Manager Anjunabeats Singles & Digital Distribution

Dec 2017 – Present

LocationLondon, United Kingdom

– Product management for all Anjunabeats singles 
– Overseeing design for singles and the online music store 
– Managing the online music store 
– Managing the Anjunabeats Youtube channel and Soundcloud profile 
– Responsible for digital delivery of all music and metadata for three labels (Anjunabeats,Anjunadeep and Ophelia) to 30+ digital service providers (Spotify, iTunes, Beatport, etc.)

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Solanca – Aconite

Aconitum (/ˌækəˈnaɪtəm/),[2] commonly known as aconitemonkshoodwolf’s baneleopard’s banemousebanewomen’s banedevil’s helmetqueen of poisons, or blue rocket, is a genus of over 250 species of flowering plants belonging to the familyRanunculaceae. These herbaceous perennial plants are chiefly native to the mountainous parts of the Northern Hemisphere,[3] growing in the moisture-retentive but well-draining soils of mountain meadows. Most species are extremely poisonous[4] and must be dealt with very carefully . Wiki

Santana ft. Michelle Branch – The Game Of Love Official Music Video

2013–present: Reunion of the classic line-up, CorazónSantana IV, and Africa Speaks[edit]

On 2 February 2013, Carlos Santana confirmed that he would reunite his classic line-up, most of whom played Woodstock with him in 1969. Santana stated that he is reuniting the group with the intention of recording new music. Confirmed for the reunion are Neal Schon, who was in the band in the early 1970s where he traded lead guitar work with Santana before leaving with founding Santana singer-organist Gregg Rolie in 1973 to form Journey; drummer Mike Shrieve and percussionist Mike Carabello. Santana said of Rolie, who played with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band for the last two years, “I’m pretty sure Gregg’s going to do it.” In February 2013, Rolie told Radio.com, “it’s (the reunion) just a matter of putting it together and going and doing it. I would do it. I think it’s a great idea. People would love it. It could be great!”[13]

In the meantime, Santana released on 6 May 2014 a new studio album entitled Corazón and on 9 September 2014, Corazón – Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It, a new live album (on CD, DVD and Blu-ray) of their show in 14 December 2013 in Guadalajara, Mexico.[14]

On 15 April 2016, Santana released Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the early 1970s classic lineup of Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album marks the first time in 45 years – since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together.[15]

The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called “Santana IV”. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 new tracks that combined all their signature elements – Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressible jubilant percussion work.

About the “Santana IV” team, Santana stated: “It was magical, we didn’t have to try to force the vibe – it was immense. From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.”[16]

Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band. Joining the core “Santana IV” band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.

The first single from Santana IV, entitled “Anywhere You Want to Go”, was released on 5 February 2016.[17]

On 21 October 2016, Santana released Santana IV: Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas on Eagle Rock Entertainment, a new (151 minutes) live album (on DVD/Blu-ray/2CD) of their concert on 21 March 2016 at the House of Blues, Las VegasNevada.

In early January 2019, Santana signed with Concord Records[18] and on 25 January, they released In Search of Mona Lisa, a new (5-track) EP.[19] The day before, they also released a video for new single, “Do You Remember Me.”[20] In March 2019, the band announced plans to release on June 7, 2019, Africa Speaks, their new full-length album produced by Rick Rubin.[21][22]

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s iconic album, Supernatural, and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The band is set to headline at both Woodstock 50[23] and Bethel Woods’ half-centennial celebration in Bethel, NY, in August 2019.[24] Prior and before, the band is touring in support of the new album, from April to November 2019.[25] Wiki.

The Modern Jazz Quartet – Angel Eyes

On a slightly different tack, the Modern Jazz Quartet (made up of John Lewis, piano; Milt Jackson, vibraphone; Percy Heath, bass; and Kenny Clarke, soon replaced by Connie Kay, drums) was formed in 1953. After his years with Gillespie, Lewis had been inspired further by his study of classical music, especially the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Thus, Lewis brought a new kind of compositional (often contrapuntal) integration to the group’s repertory, particularly in fugal or quasi-fugal pieces, such as the early “Vendome” or the later “Three Windows” and the album-length work “The Comedy.” Above all, in these performances Lewis sought to bring collective improvisation back from earlier times; many striking examples can be heard on the recordings made by the Modern Jazz Quartet over a period of 20 years, especially in the frequent, remarkable same-register duets of Lewis and Jackson.

https://www.britannica.com/art/jazz/Jazz-at-the-crossroads#ref395994