A new 12 song anthology of the best, most requested & played songs from the last 3 crtically acclaimed Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom Cds; 'RLWK 'Live', 'Green Eyed soul' and 'Finding My Way' featuring Karl Denson, Melvin Sparks, Russ Lawton, Joe Russo, Johnny Trama, 'Sax' Gordon, Jeff Lockhart, Yahuba Garcia & Warren Grant.
"Levy's new "Best of RLWK" is a compilation for fans curious about his previous efforts [see 'After Midnight Grooves']. The disc, subtitled "B-3 Organic Grooves", serves as a sampler for some of the steamiest, swamp-tinged organ sounds ever recorded. The appeal of Levy's furiously funky sound crosses all stylistic borders, veering into jam band territory, slow-cookin' R&B, genuine jazz and all hues of blues. Its musical merits are considerable but its bottom line is its relentless attention to rhythm, a fixation that makes it THE perfect party disc. "
Michael Point - Round Rock Leader, Austin TX
Funky Soul-Jazz jams galore!
GreaZy Hammond B-3 organic grooves.
"This is a must-have disc for the jazz/jam band fan."
Lenny Bloch - Sirius Satellite Radio, NYC
Dear Friends and RLWK Fans all over,
As you're well aware, Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Gulf Coast region and has in all effect, changed the beloved city of New Orleans forever, once my second home.
In a wistful moment of wonderful, sometimes foggy [I admit] memories; I can recall jamming with Fess at Quint Davis's house back in the 70's while I was with BB, Allison Minor smilin' & dancin', hanging out at all the great little dives & bars drinkin' & shootin' pool, gigs at Tips & JazzFest, savoring the most deliciousest food from the little corner Po'Boy shops to the fine dining restaurants and many colorful & cool places in- between, backyard crawfish boils & BBQs, the Saints at the Dome, Decatur St, Camp St, slow picks at the racetrack [& the Tastee Donut Shop] with Earl King, Snooks Eaglin jammin', Champion Jack Dupree's homecoming, Blacktop's Scott Brothers, discovering the ReBirth Brass Band, Gerald Sazon, Claudette & Cheryl, Earl Turbinton Jr, recording the Indians, learnin' piano from Willie Tee & Art Neville, Lloyd Lambert, recording with all my Blues & NOLA R&B heroes, Tulane girls & ladies of even less repute, all my friends etc, etc. Hell, I believe my son AJ was conceived during Mardi-Gras!
Some of these things & people were already gone [sadly enough] before this horrific hurricane, but now EVERYTHING there is truly destroyed and gone forever for everyone!
However, there are still many poor people down there NOW who have an all too true, vivid memory of shear fear & terror, utter devastation and human suffering of such proportion, unprecedented in our nation's history. THEY NEED OUR HELP NOW & FAST!
I'm donating 100% of all my Cd sales monies to the Red Cross in conjunction with CdBaby.com starting TODAY.
So here's what YOU can do to help, click on these links:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/rlwk11 & http://cdbaby.com/cd/rlwk9
and order either one of these Cds or better yet, order BOTH and receive some great RLWK music you'll enjoy and at the same time, help out our victimized brothers & sisters of this horrific calamity of Biblical proportion.
Thank you and let's pray we can together help them in time enough to help save and avoid further needless suffering and get these folks back on their feet ASAP.
Please act now.