The Flower Kings are releasing the first part of a career spanning anthology in the guise of a massive 10-disc box set entitled “A Kingdom Of Colours (1995-2002)”, via Inside Out Music and covers the band’s material from ‘Back In The World Of Adventures’ to ‘Unfold The Future’. This album is a must for all fans of classic blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and fans of Blues Harmonica. However, I have to put my own twist on everything.”Recorded live and in mono, the group tackles classics from Little Walter, Sonny Boy, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Magic Sam and others.
And now the trio have released their self titled debut album ‘Sir Rosevelt’.“Sir Rosevelt is a new chapter in addition to Zac Brown Band," Brown said in a statement. Get ready.” Brown further explained, “To me, that’s what makes a real artist -- it’s natural to want to create music that’s similar to what we like to listen to. Among the many rare tracks originally issued as singles, this set presents the complete contents of the original LPs I Like Men!
Rather, Sir Rosevelt serves as Brown's progression as an artist as he moves more into a mix of pop, dance and acoustics -- an exploration that began with Zac Brown Band's fourth major-label studio album ‘Jekyll Hyde’ in 2015. In addition, this set contains a wonderful 1958 all-star small group session on which Lee is backed by Carter on alto sax along with such masters as Jack Sheldon, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, and Barney Kessel.
“These remixes – more than one hour worth of music – are, as I see it, more detailed and better balanced, where I found this album to be painfully brutal, overly compressed and rough in the original 2002 mix, at times.” 1 Rhythm Of Life 2 Retropolis 3 Rhythm Of The Sea 4 There Is More To This World 5 Romancing The City 6 The Melting Pot 7 Silent Sorrow 8 The Judas Kiss 9 Retropolis By Night 10 Flora Majora 11 The Road Back Home 1 In The Eyes Of The World 2 A Room With A View 3 Just This Once 4 Church Of Your Heart 5 Poor Mr.
The final album in this wonderful box set and also recorded in 1963 is Getz’s collaboration with another Brazilian guitarist, Laurindo Almeida who is credited as being at the forefront of the creation of the bossa nova sound. Stolt says: “For this re-release I have carefully remixed “The Truth Will Set You Free, Devil’s Playground” and “Black & White” – it wasn’t easy to find, or even remember, where all files resided.
You Can’t Be Beat Sir Roosevelt is Zac Brown’s side project along with singer-songwriter Niko Moon – with whom he's worked for over a decade – and Ben Simonetti, a Nashville recording engineer who worked on Brown's recent Jekyll Hyde album, among other releases. She found work on a radio station as a teenager in Fargo and quickly changed her name to Peggy Lee.