Rednex is a Swedish dance group, known for their unique sound comprising modern dance, pop and house sounds mixed with classical country, folk and bluegrass elements. The group enjoyed massive success throughout the 1990s with novelty hits such as "Cotton Eye Joe", "Old Pop in an Oak", "The Spirit of the Hawk" and "Wish You Were Here". Sex & Violins is the debut studio album by Swedish dance group Rednex, released on Battery Records in February 1995. Six singles, including one promotional single, were released from it. The album was a commercial success, including the hit dance single "Cotton Eye Joe."
Japan's evolution from rather humble glam rock beginnings into stylish synth pop (and beyond) made the British group one of the more intriguing and successful artists of their era. Formed in London in 1974, Japan began its existence as a quintet comprised of singer/songwriter David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, keyboardist Richard Barbieri, drummer (and Sylvian's brother) Steve Jansen and guitarist Rob Dean…
three CD set containing a trio of albums from the British band led by David Sylvian: Adolescent Sex, Obscure Alternatives and Quiet Life. Sony.
James Brown cooking it live – recorded (as the cover says) "at home in Augusta, Georgia with his bad self"! The groove here is a nice extension of earlier Apollo modes – one that shows the increasing funkiness of the James Brown Band, captured with a raw power that few other groups could match – in a style that really paves the way for the James Brown/JBs sound of the 70s – with long tracks, and some killer fast versions of some of the best funky cuts from the late King Records years! The set includes a smoking 10 minute version of "Sex Machine" –plus other groovers like "I Got the Feeling", "Mother Popcorn", "Licking Stick", and a great version of "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing".