Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Giveaway Day 17 - Music For Your Ears

Who likes Music? If you do: Raise Your Hands High Up In The Air! Mine are there. I love music of all genre. At one point in my life I didn't care for the Classics, and was stuck on Country. But today I LOVE any kind of music. The more music in my life the better.

I recently had a chance to review a wonderful new CD titled: Rhythm & Blues and you can win your very own copy.

I jumped at the chance because I love music, and I knew I had this set of giveaways to come and wanted more than just art supplies, books, and pieces of art made by me to giveaway. And I am so glad that I did. I love this album! And will be listening to it on a regular basis.

This Cd is exactly what you think of when you think Rhythm & Blues. It is up beat and reminds you of the 60's and 70's when The Four Tops, Otis Redding and The Supremes, among others, became a global phenomenon and has inspired a new generation of artists who are reviving the classic soul sound. The album features first generation soul legends and rising stars of the retro R&B revival. It was released on February 9, 2010. This is the the label’s first album exclusively dedicated to the genre.

This album can be purchased at the Putumayo website for $14.98, where you can also sample the music. It can also be found at Amazon.com.

FEATURED ARTISTS include:
Lavelle White • James Hunter • Cracked Ice • The Quantic Soul Orchestra featuring Kabir • The Emotions • Sam Moore, Keb’ Mo’ and Angie Stone • Catherine Russell • Ruthie Foster • Snooks Eaglin • Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings • Rockie Charles • Irma Thomas with Henry Butler


ABOUT THE ALBUM:
Rhythm & Blues features songs by other contemporary artists including British musician James Hunter, who blends intricate guitar licks with an Otis Redding-like wail on “’Til Your Fool Comes Home.” On “100 Days, 100 Nights,” Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings deliver a deeply stirring performance that reflects the pain of the lyrics. The Quantic Soul Orchestra mixes rhythm and blues with elements of reggae and Latin jazz in their cover of the Marion Black classic “Who Knows.” Jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell and New York collective Cracked Ice round out this collection of rhythm and blues that is “guaranteed to make you feel good.”

About The Company:
The Putumayo label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Storper to help launch Putumayo World Music in 1993. In the past 17 years, the label has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company's motto: “guaranteed to make you feel good!”

Putumayo’s CD covers feature the distinctive art of Nicola Heindl, whose colorful, folkloric style represents one of Putumayo's goals: to connect the traditional to the contemporary.

Dan Storper’s vision of establishing a global company and lifestyle brand is being furthered by CD distribution in more than 100 countries. The opening of Putumayo Europe, in Hilversum, Holland in 2000 enabled the company to connect with the European music and retail scene. As of March 2008, the Putumayo Europe office was re-located to Weesp, Holland, near Amsterdam. The expansion of Putumayo International has also extended the label’s presence in South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The company now has offices in 15 countries around the world.



**Mandatory Entry**
Post a comment to my question:

What is your favorite kind (genre) of music?
Do you also have a favorite artist you would like to share?

My Answer:
As I mentioned earlier, I love all kinds of music. One of my all time favorite music artist is Brenda Lee (I was named after her), but I have way too many to list.


**You MUST do the mandatory Entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!**

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That's a total of 9 extra entries if you so chose to do them!!! Wow!!!

**RULES**
  • This one is open World Wide
  • Giveaway ends March 23, 2010 at 12(noon) CST
  • Winners will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted by email
  • Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email, or another winner will be chosen
  • I will post winners weekly instead of daily


(While a complimentary CD was provided to The Purple Lady for review courtesy of Putumayo World Music and E1 Music Canada, no other compensation was given. All remarks are the personal and honest opinions of The Purple Lady)

23 comments:

  1. We have another thing in common: I love all kinds of music just like you!! I already have an album of putumayo (soul) and it's just amazing! When I hear it, I wanna dance!! The music is the most strongest language in the world

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  2. and for extra entries, I wrote about your giveaway!
    http://rey-gato.blogspot.com/2010/03/wreck-this-journal-and-giveaway-to.html
    (1/2)

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  3. My favorite genre of music is probably folk songs- not the 1960s "folk" movement, necessarily, but narrative story-songs, used as oral record keeping, from any era. They're just always interesting to listen to, and try to learn!

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  4. And you know I'm a'followin'!


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  5. ok...you know I am on all but the twitter...yada, yada LOL and YOU ASKED for it...music is very big for me, so this is gonna be a long comment! LOL

    My favorite over-all would be classic rock, and music from the seventies (think singers and songwriters...you can clearly understand all the words and sing along) but I also love the NEW country, new age, classical.

    Pretty much everything but RAP...which to me is CRAP! LOL

    and I can only take about 30 minutes of today's R&B(hip-hop)
    then I need a break from it.

    I grew up hearing in my house...Nat king Cole(Parent's absolute fav) Frank Sinatra, Herb Albert and the Tijuana brass, Kingston trio and so on...My siblings were 7 and 9 years older than me...so from them I got the Beatles, Dave Clark five, The Supremes (sister) from the brother I got Sly and the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly etc. My first 2 albumw were the Bobby Sherman debut (I was gaga for him from 7 brides for 7 brothers) and Sly and the Family Stone's greatest hits...then I started getting 8 tracks...LOL

    Chicago, Paper Lace,Bay City rollers, and many others in High school MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND was QUEEN!!! followed in close 2nd by JEFFERSON STARSHIP, and I loved what John Lennon was doing on his own (I still mourn his loss and Freddie Mercury) I also was a BIG fan of BOSTON, THE CARS, FOREIGNER, KANSAS, and AEROSMITH, BILLY JOEL, Barbra Streisand (A Star is Born got me hooked) Neil Diamond(I knew him and liked him...but The Jazz Singer really ignited it) and some others

    funny, how I wasn't a fan of PINK FLOYYD while in HS, but now I love them, and I wasn't big on Rush, but I like them now...do not own any of their albums, tapes CDS or whatever.

    I was Amazed to see Herb Albert and his wife on Craig Ferguson a few weeks back and to find out he won a grammy...how's that for longevity!!

    After HS I fell in love with the Police and then of course STING!! my husband turned me onto the Rolling Stones (There is a story here, LOL) I mean I knew them, and some of their songs (who wouldn't) but he made me a fan!

    then as life happened and I had a family I just kept listening to my old stuff with some new stuff thrown in like Men At Work(from Australia),The EAGLES, Pat Benetar, The Erithymics,Asia, Fleetwood Mac became a fav (I liked them earlier but now was buying their stuff) Whitney Houston, Vanessa Williams, There is a female soloist I can not think of right now, that I also learned to love...she hasn't put out anything in a long while now.(This will drive me mad all day) From my own kids I became a fan of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Evanescence, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi (Not so much as I put their cds or anything) I did buy and love the Black Crows, Collective soul and some others...LOL one group and CD my oldest daughter bought was called GARBAGE...I was like "This is garbage" and didn't like it...years later I found myself LOVING that very CD and doing housework to it!! LOL

    I also like Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, Nickleback, 3 Doors Down, Lenny Kravitz, and Pearl Jam

    I have a HUGE collection of Albums, cassettes and CDs...I got rid of my 8 tracks (shame) I have not bought anything new in about 10 years, sad, I know...not sure why...I did buy Neil Diamond's new Christmas CD this year though.

    since getting into new age music (love to listen to it when creating or going to sleep)

    My Favs would be:
    DOUGLAS SPOTTED EAGLE
    VANGELIS
    ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER

    I have a few CDs of new age celtic also

    and I must say in touching upon classic music, even though my daughter plays low brass instruments but I am simply melt for cello and violin music.

    the soundtrack from THE RED VIOLIN and from SCHINDLER'S LIST are among my favs. (warned you, LOL)

    Hugs, Susan

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  6. I love the 80s. Journey is my all time favorite group.

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  7. Oh how I loved reading Susan's comment. She's a lady after my own heart. So many of the old groups I grew up with were mentioned in her comment and brought back so many memories.

    Me? I love all of those she mentioned, but now I've added Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. And then to change directions, I love Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and the All American Rejects.

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  8. I follow you on google friend connect

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  9. I wanted to also let you know - my mother grew up with Brenda Lee and said when they were all small children, she would entertain them in the dirt back yards. Brenda Lee would drag old wooden crates and stack them together and would stand on them and sing to all the neighborhood children and anybody else that would gather around. She was their entertainment for the day. My Mom said they enjoyed it so much!

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  10. Sounds like a great album. The sixties, Motown is probably my favorite; though I also really love chorale and classical music. I detest rap and headbanger. I like big band music alot too.

    Am already following you on twitter, and on google/blogger follower, already subbed to your posts, blog previously about your contest, so about the only thing that's left is to add you to my blog log...which I've been meaning to do anyway. I can find my way back to you easier that way. And we're having such fun getting to know each other I want to be sure we stay connected. Hope you'll do the same and add me to your blog log.

    Have a super day, Brenda the sun's out!

    Sandy

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  11. I love a lot of different genres, but country and 80's have to be my favorite. My current favorite singer is Miranda Lambert.

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    Marilyn
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  12. I follow you on Twitter as TarnishedRose.

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    Marilyn
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  13. I have your blog on my blog roll.

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    Marilyn
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  14. I follow you on google friend connect.

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    Marilyn
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  15. I subscribe to your blog.

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    Marilyn
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  16. I subscribe to your blog.

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    Marilyn
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  17. I like all music except for heavy metal and hard rock. Film music is high on my list. :) At the moment, I don't have a favorite singer or band.

    -- Birgit

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  18. I follow your blog. :)

    -- Birgit

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Thank you for the comment love! I love reading all the comments.

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