Norton News UPDATE!
NORTON TV SPECIAL • CABLE AND WEB STARTS AUGUST 13!
Cool off in a winter wonderland with the 2007 Norton Holiday Spectacular Show Of Stars on TV starting Wednesday! Here is the press release from Some Real Music…
The monumental musical event more commonly known as THE NORTON RECORDS' HOLIDAY SHOW will be featured in 2 parts for the next 4 weeks(!) (Aug. 13, 20, 27 & Sept. 3) on SOME REAL MUSIC, Wednesday nights at midnight in Manhattan on Time Warner cable channel 57, RCN cable channel 84 and worldwide on the web at MNN.org (on lower left of home page select channel 57 under "Watch MNN Live").
On Aug. 13 & 20 will be part 1, featuring sizzling southern soul diva duo THE NOUVELLAS, the rebel-rousing, outrageous, rational behavior-defying rockabilly riot of LUIS & THE WILDFIRES and, steaking their claim to rock & roll expubidence, THE A-BONES!
Part 2 (Aug. 27 & Sept. 3) will feature more A-BONES, a rare (and triumphant) appearance by THE FIGURES OF LIGHT, high energy soul wailing by THE GREAT GAYLORD and more magnificent gospel and roadhouse inflected soul stirring by THE MIGHTY HANNIBAL (that's an understatement) and finally HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA and ex-Flamin' Groovie ROY LONEY join the A-Bones for a true rock & roll madhouse frenzy that exquisitely and superabundantly defines what it's all about -- and cranks it up another couple notches.
(Amazingly, it was all done without makeup (on the guys, anyway), pyrotechnics, garish light show or invoking the presence of Satan! Incredible!) It's as great as rock & roll gets and you won't want to miss it! It's like Christmas in August! Hanukah in the summer!
KING KHAN INKS WITH NORTON!
Fresh out of big, big shows with both BBQ and with his big band the Shrines, King Khan stopped in to Norton HQ this week to ink with the label for a fabulous new solo single-- Khan plays all instruments! Whatta talent!Eminent release!
Welcome, KK!45-148 King Khan - It's A Lie/Congratulations I'm Sorry
SATURDAY AUG. 23 YOUNG JESSIE, THE FIVE SPOT SOUL FOOD SUPPER CLUB,
459 MYRTLE AVE., BROOKLYN 10PM-4AM
Hosted by Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky, he's back and you've GT to be there! From the press release: "Obie "Young" Jessie backed by the Solid Set and with backing vocals from Jamie and Leah of the Nouvellas - whether you know him from his solo records or his time with the Coasters, nothing will prepare you for him live on stage, he's only played once before in NY over the last 50 years but we were there to witness, on stage he's an absolute Ball Of Fire, we swore solemnly to bring him to you and we've kept our promise, beg steal or borrow the night free because he's flat-out unmissable, it's as big a treat for us as it is for you." And we agree- he's great!We recommend trying the Five Spot's great soul food, especially the catfish!