Eileina Williams- A Star On The Rise

Written by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


Contact: Eileina Williams PO Box 6724 Altadena, CA 91003 Tel: 626-755-1337 E-Mail: eileina-info@earthlink.net Fax: 626-791-2210 Website: http://www.eileinawilliams.com

One of The Best Female Jazz Vocalists You Have Never Heard-This Is About To Change, Starting Today...

Pasadena, CA--April 26, 2005—Eileina Williams is a working girl that is fulfilling her dreams transforming into a complete jazz performer. This has not happened over night mind you. She was born into a musical family, singing in church atrepparttar tender age of three and continuing to learn her craft through her teens singing Gospel. Asrepparttar 135882 years passed, Eileina continued to sing and develop her own style.

In 2005, she is full-fledged budding star withrepparttar 135883 release of her tribute to jazz vocal classics titled Introducing…Eileina Williams. With an outstanding supporting cast, she recorded her debut in a mere two days. When things happen that quickly and smoothly you know it is your destiny, it is inrepparttar 135884 stars.

Led Zeppelin is the #1 Rock and Roll Band of All Time

Written by Peter Cross

I've been in rock and roll all my life, and I'm well aware that The Rolling Stones have been calledrepparttar best rock and roll band. Don't get me wrong because I love Mick andrepparttar 135881 Stones, andrepparttar 135882 Beatles were my major musical influence, but here's why I think that Led Zeppelin isrepparttar 135883 best rock and roll band of all time:


First of all, John Bonham wasrepparttar 135884 best rock and roll drummer ever to walkrepparttar 135885 face of this planet, and that's an informed opinion coming from a former professional drummer. John played drums unlike anyone else ever did, still does, or ever will, and that fact is continually demonstrated inrepparttar 135886 astounding breadth and depth of his recorded work. He had complete independence in all four limbs, he slammed his drums harder than anyone else, and he did it with speed and total precision, never once droppingrepparttar 135887 beat. His beats were were innovative and creative. John was never stuck in simple grooves. His fills were also innovative, creative, complex, and technically brilliant. He knew when to keep it relatively simple (i.e. Kashmir), but he was always simply inrepparttar 135888 stratosphere of drumming. And to top that all off, John created a giant drum sound which is unique. It inspired a host of immitators who could only approachrepparttar 135889 sound of his snare drum, but just with a simple backbeat. But not one of them can begin to touch his creativity, speed, precision, or technical brilliance. Atrepparttar 135890 time that Led Zep was formed, Jimmy Page could have gotten any drummer inrepparttar 135891 world to play with him, and he chose John. I've heard that Jimmy still feelsrepparttar 135892 same way about John as I do.

Secondly, Jimmy Page has always been one ofrepparttar 135893 best rock guitarists ever, right from his earliest days as a session player andrepparttar 135894 beginning of his real public stardom inrepparttar 135895 Yardbirds. I believe that Jimmy isrepparttar 135896 most brilliantly prolific of allrepparttar 135897 rock and roll guitarists. I suspect that Jimmy would agree with me that Jimi Hendrix wasrepparttar 135898 genius because he came from another galaxy in terms of his sound and his use of feedback. But unfortunately, Jimi died and we will never know how much further he would have progressed. When I listen to Jimmy's solos usingrepparttar 135899 violin bow, I getrepparttar 135900 urge to put him onrepparttar 135901 same pedestal as Hendrix and wonder which galaxy they both came from. As a songwriter, Jimmy used his superior ability to play lead guitar to create actual song structure. Led Zep's songs use not one or two of Jimmy's incredibly powerful, complicated and unbelievably SEXY riffs in each song, but there are four, five or more riffs in some songs. Jimmy's riffs differ from each other within each song, and also from song to song. His lead guitar playing can be HARD and sexy, he can be sensitive and beautiful, and he can be technically brilliant - all inrepparttar 135902 very same song.

Thirdly, John Paul Jones is a bass player who attained a level of brilliance comparable to Paul McCartney. Just like McCartney, John could play beautiful "melodic" bass (i.e. "Ramble On"), he could play as fast as it gets, but he also knew when to keep it simple and just hold downrepparttar 135903 bottom, although I think he was incapable of simply doing that without utter sophistication. No one at all can touch those two on bass, and John also played consistently brilliant keyboards - piano, organ and synthesizer. The intricate way in which he wove his bass guitar playing into, through, and underneath Jimmy's guitar playing is nothing short of perfection iteslf.

And last but not at all least, Robert Plant had an incredibly high vocal range, emotionally as well as in terms of octaves. Just like Dylan was for his own music, Robert's voice was perfect for Led Zep's music and there's no other singer who could possibly have fit in. Personally, and also as a professional singer, Robert knocks me out both technically and emotionally. He also understoodrepparttar 135904 concept of using his voice like a musical instrument, creating fascinating sounds without using lyrics. And Robert co-wrote with Jimmy too. A lot ofrepparttar 135905 time you can't understand his lyrics and I've heard that was Robert's intent because just like Mick Jagger, all he cared about at that time was that you connect withrepparttar 135906 emotion andrepparttar 135907 energy inrepparttar 135908 totality ofrepparttar 135909 music. But when you can getrepparttar 135910 lyrics (like in Stairway to Heaven, their tribute to Janis Joplin), you find a great piece of poetry. And on top of all that, Robert hadrepparttar 135911 best "oooh yeahs" inrepparttar 135912 business.


Hardly anybody has ever covered Led Zep songs for very good reasons. Their song structure is based on their vastly superior playing abilities and there's no one who can actually play what they played. I'm talking about songs that are not based on simple chords like all other rock and roll is. Jimmy and Robert based their songs on Jimi's riffs and on his chordal tonalities that to this day stand alone as being unique. I'm also talking about length of songs that maintain a constant and intense high, up to 11 minutes in length without resorting to an overly repetitive chorus. I know from Robert's solo work after Led Zep that he also uses unusual tonalities in his writing, but even without actually knowing this I would have to assume that due to Jimmy Page being an erupting fountain of brilliant guitar work,repparttar 135913 majority ofrepparttar 135914 non-vocal music creation came from Jimmy. The Beatles certainly deserve abject worship for John and Paul's creative songwriting ability, no question about that. Certainly Mick and Keith wrote a slew of classic, historic and truly memorable rock songs, butrepparttar 135915 very nature of their comparatively simple rock and roll structure and basic similarity to each other in terms of using major and minor chord progressions, simple and basic rock and roll rhythms, and verse/chorus/bridge approach defines them as being less innovative when compared to Robert and Jimmy.

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