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Johnny J. Blair - Grateful album

Johnny J. Blair - Grateful album Performer: Johnny J. Blair
Title: Grateful
Style: Art Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Power Pop
Date of release: 2007
Size MP3: 1493 mb
Size FLAC: 1287 mb
Rating: 4.9
Format: TTA MOD AU DTS DMF XM VOX

Johnny J. Blair ‎– Grateful. Label: Wampus Multimedia ‎– WM069. Format: CD, Album, Compilation. Blair exclaimed, "I'm grateful that people kept requesting these songs, even though I thought the master recordings were gone. I was told that some were destroyed in an earthquake. Another set was in a fire.

Wampus Multimedia 069. CD.

For over 20 years, Blair has issued acclaimed recordings- from the new wave concept album DOOR IN THE WATER, to the soulful touchstone of FIRE, to the bare-knuckled acoustic agitpop of TREADMARKS, to the Ziggy Stardust meets PET SOUNDS of GRATEFUL to the glam-tango tinged masterwork I LIKE THE STREET. Blair has collaborated with and produced a variety of artists-including numerous projects with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY TO "FLOWERS IN THE DIRT"-the mile-marking album by Paul McCartney (released on this day in 1989).

Johnny Lee Jackson (August 28, 1969 – October 3, 2008), professionally known as Johnny "J", was a Mexican American multi-platinum songwriter, music producer and rapper best known for his early career with Death Row Records and for his work with 2Pac for Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me as well as his posthumous albums. He was born in Juárez, Mexico, in 1969 and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Johnny "J" was co-owner and CEO of Klock Work Entertainment.

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THE PRODUCER! by Johnny J Blair "Singer at Large", released 12 October 2016 1. Halfway to Dakota w/Prairie Prince & Chris von Sneidern 2. If I Could Dress Like Clive Owen 3. Davy Jones w/Johnny J Blair & Tim Breon - It's Just a Matter of Time 4. Lee Vogt - Take Me In Your Arms 5. peter chauncey w/Johnny J Blair & Daniel Berkman - Go Your Own Way (Alt-Mix) 6. The Pick-Ups - Everybody Knows 7. Davis Real Estate radio ad 8. Fischer Insurance radio ad 9. K&S Music Store radio ad 10. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra radio ad "Blair is a virtuoso.

Tracklist

1 I'm So Glad U Let Me In
2 My Bonnie
3 Journalistic Girl
4 One Planet-One Utopia-One Helmet (Espresso Mix 2007)
5 Grateful
6 She's Not Some Animal #2
7 The Sleeping Giant (Of Love)
8 Drive A Nail
9 The Brakeman's Dead
10 Unresolved (Graham Greene's Script For Laurel & Hardy) Kick Mix
11 Please Don't Wait Too Long (Beach Mix)
12 Exotic Animals & Beaches Of Pennsylvania
13 Dumb Angel
14 (I Wanna Bein) Pennsylvania
15 Desert Ruby (Yellow House Canyon Mix)

Credits

  • Bass, Drums, Drum Machine, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Violin, Accordion, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Producer, Songwriter – Johnny J. Blair (tracks: All)
  • Bass, Electric Guitar – Frank Hakava (tracks: 12)
  • Drums – Bennett Green (tracks: 9), Bil Bryant (tracks: 12), Billy Reynolds (tracks: 4, 11), Brian S. Wilson (tracks: 13), Erik Nielsen (tracks: 6, 14), Ron Davis (tracks: 15)
  • Electric Guitar – Chris von Sneidern (tracks: 9)
  • Engineer – Aaron Gregory (tracks: 9), Rusty Richards, Tim Breon
  • Engineer, Remastered By – Xavier Scott Francis
  • Lead Guitar – Daryl Puett (tracks: 4), Michael Miller (tracks: 9)
  • Lead Vocals – Davy Jones (tracks: 12)
  • Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Percussion – Michael Roe (tracks: 14)
  • Songwriter – Amy Mintzer (tracks: 8)
  • Sound Designer, Engineer – Power F/X (tracks: 3, 6, 9, 12)
  • Strings – Felix String Quartet (tracks: 1, 12)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Vince Alire (tracks: 13)

Notes

Take songs on tapes that have outlasted earthquakes, hurricanes, and incarcerations. Add some digital salvation and out comes the "Franken-compilation" CD, GRATEFUL.

Blair exclaimed, "I'm grateful that people kept requesting these songs, even though I thought the master recordings were gone. I was told that some were destroyed in an earthquake. Another set was in a fire. Some were trashed by record companies. One guy took my tapes to South America and lost them.

"Last year, my friends discovered pieces of these tapes 'marooned' on two continents. It's like finding lost people on an island!”

Thrashy-guitar pop, stacks of Beach Boy-like vocals, string quartets and hard-rock improvisation are features of GRATEFUL. Titles include full band versions of Desert Ruby ("a surreal diary of a bus ride from Tampa to Los Angeles"), She's Not Some Animal, and other songs Blair often performs live. He said, "This isn't your typical compilation. Many of the songs have never been released. The older songs have been remastered or remixed, or I added new parts. It's a total makeover. There are also some new songs fresh off the board.”

“Unearthed gems" include a jet-propelled cover of My Bonnie, dressed in riffs from David Bowie's glam era. The punk-psychedelia of I'm So Glad (U Let Me In) is Blair's "love note to San Francisco," where much of GRATEFUL was recorded. Other parts of GRATEFUL take a whimsical look at the Keystone State (I Wanna Be In Pennsylvania).

Guest artists include ex-Monkee Davy Jones, Michael Miller (Gilmore Girls), Michael Roe (The 77s), "power pop prince" Chris von Sneidern (www.cvsmusic.com), and members of the seminal "jangly-guitar band" Flying Color. Engineers include Aaron Gregory (Chris Isaak), Grammy-winner Rusty Richards, "Williamsport legend" Tim Breon, and Hunter Wentzler. Scott Francis is the executive remixer.

Blair's "quirky music career" spans decades. Urban irreverence, romantic abstraction and bittersweet spirituality define his offbeat but sunny brand of "pure pop music."

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