In an historic alliance, the renowned reissue label Sundazed Music has partnered with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. to release a series of new 7″ picture-sleeve vinyl singles featuring unique and hard-to-find vintage performances by Jimi Hendrix.
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Tommy Ardolino, NRBQ drummer: 1955-2012

RIP, Tommy Ardolino. Our friend. Meow.

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Mark Sebastian to perform in NYC on Jan. 16th

Sundazed artist MARK SEBASTIAN will be performing at 7PM at The Living Room in New York City on Monday, Jan 16th.

As a teen, Mark co-wrote ” Summer In The City”, the Lovin’ Spoonful’s number one hit, with his brother John. He has collaborated as a writer, or in the studio, with his mentors, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, as well as Gary Usher and Earth Wind & Fire. His live performances have found him sharing stages with Laura Nyro, Eric Burdon, the Doors’ Robbie Kreiger, the Beach Boys and a host of Folk music greats, during his early days, playing the clubs in his native Greenwich Village.

Info on Mark’s gig can be found at the Living Room website.

Check out his Sundazed release here!

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Sean Bonniwell

We’re brokenhearted to report that our good friend Sean Bonniwell (The Music Machine) has passed. I was beyond fortunate to have spent time in the studio with Sean, working on Music Machine material, asking a zillion questions, and just hanging out… Rest assured that his talent was no fluke – Sean was a brilliant musician, a kind man, possessed an impossibly-sharp sense of humor, and was intuitive to the point of leaving you wide-eyed. We remained good pals throughout the years. We’ll miss you, Sean. And we’ll see you again.

Check out Sean Bonniwell with the Music Machine on Sundazed

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Merry Christmas from Sundazed

Merry Christmas from Sundazed!

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Freddie King to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Freddie King’s upcoming 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame marks a long-overdue honor for a seminal blues guitar god who continues to be worshipped and emulated by multiple generations of notable axemen. Although his career was tragically cut short by his untimely death at the age of 42, Freddie King was one of America’s most distinctive and influential electric guitarists. King’s raw, raucous trademark style, which reflected his roots in both Texas and Chicago, left an indelible mark on such guitar superstars as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones’ Mick Taylor.

Born in Dallas in 1934, King began playing guitar at the age of six. In his teens, he moved with his family to Chicago’s fabled South Side, a neighborhood that was ground zero for the development of urban electric blues. There, the underage King began sneaking into local clubs, witnessing gigs by such electric blues heroes as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James and Sonny Boy Williamson. King was still in his teens when he formed his first band and began working as a sideman with local blues combos; he soon established himself as one of the hottest players on the local scene.

King made his first records in 1956, but his recording career didn’t really take off until he moved, appropriately enough, to the Cincinnati-based King label in 1960. There, he scored a series of instrumental hits beginning with 1961′s “Hide Away.” It became his signature number and a much-covered blues standard, followed by such memorable tunes as “San-Ho-Zay,” “The Stumble,” “Freeway 75″ and “Funnybone,” and such classic LPs as Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King and Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals (both available from Sundazed in pristine mono 180-gram vinyl editions).

By the late ’60s, King had broadened his audience considerably and increased his appeal to white rock fans, thanks in part his tireless touring and to his collaborations with such prominent King fans as Eric Clapton and Leon Russell. At the time of his death in 1976, King was playing for the biggest audiences of his career, and his reputation has only grown in the years since.

Check out Freddy King on Sundazed!

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