Bad Company Frontman Paul Rodgers and The Royal Sessions
“The name Paul Rodgers is usually associated with legendary classic rock bands like Bad Company and Free but something you might not know is that he has had a deep love affair with roots based music for a long, long time. His upcoming release “The Royal Sessions” is clearly a labor of love and pays loving homage to this music he holds dear. ” – American Blues Scene
Read the full article and review at AmericanBluesScene.com
PAUL RODGERS has Autographed and donated his leather Furygan Bike jacket with all proceeds going to Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit Charity. This is his ONLY riding jacket and was worn during the 80’s & 90’s while riding his Turquoise Heritage Soft Tail Harley. It is in excellent condition and is a size M-L and comes with the matching leather riding trousers.
You can bid for the item by clicking here.
Note: this auction is for UK residents only.
BAD CO. AND FREE FOUNDER CELEBRATES THE SONGS AND MUSICIANS OF MEMPHIS ON “THE ROYAL SESSIONS” AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 4TH
Exclusive Stream of “Walk On By” Posts on Billboard.com Today
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 – Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, is #1 Most Added at AC Radio this week with the single, “I Can’t Stand The Rain,” taken from the upcoming release February 4th of “The Royal Sessions”-a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchelland Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks.
Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with “The Royal Sessions” as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records-recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. The album is also doing well at classic rock and blues radio formats. An exclusive stream of Rodgers’ version of “Walk on By” just posted today on Bllboard.com. You can check that out on this link: http://smarturl.it/PaulRodgersBillboard
Read the entire article here: http://www.abc27.com/story/24446345/paul-rodgers-1-most-added-at-ac-radio-this-week-with-new-single-i-cant-stand-the-rain
Paul Rodgers Wails Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long’
New disc ‘The Royal Sessions’ finds singer covering many soul classics
On his new studio album, The Royal Sessions, rock legend Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) pays tribute to the iconic soul music of Memphis, Tennessee. The LP, recorded at Willie Mitchell’s revered Royal Studios, finds Rodgers tackling classics from artists like Otis Redding, Albert King and Sam Cooke. Using a roster of veteran session players (including organist Reverend Charles Hodges, guitarist Michael Stoll and the Royal Horns), Rodgers aimed for an authentic live feel, even recording all the basic tracks live onto analog tape.
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Bad Company’s Founding Singer, Songwriter And Multi-Instrumentalist Records Versions Of Classic Songs At Memphis’ Royal Studios With Original Session Musicians
Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release of “The Royal Sessions”—a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks. Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with “The Royal Sessions” as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records—recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, “The Royal Sessions” is an extraordinary recording which captures the music in its pure form—live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians. The band is a dream lineup of those who played on the original hits dating back to the 60’s. The classic rhythm section includes Reverend Charles Hodges (Hammond B3), Michael Tolls (guitar), LeRoy Hodges Jr. (bass), “Hubby” Archie Turner (Wurlitzer), Steve Potts and James Robertson Sr. (drums), The Royal Horns and the Royal Singers. “The Royal Sessions” will be released on 429 Records in the U.S. (international release dates below).
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The Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit is holding a raffle.
1st prize is a rare Bad Company autographed live cd from their North American 40th Anniversary Tour!
2nd prize is a beautiful unique acrylic painting by Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers!
Plus Limited edition signed Paul Rodgers print, Queen & Paul Rodgers Rockmos book, Signed limited edition Paul Rodgers booklet, signed Paul Rodgers Muddy Water Blues cd, Signed Paul Rodgers and Friends DVD, T shirts, guitar plectrums and more!
To register, click here
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K9 CRUSADE CONCERT – Sponsored by Saving K9’s Lives, a Charity close to the heart of Howard Leese, (Paul Rodgers’ guitarist).
August 24, Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm at the World Famous Malibu Inn 22969 Pacific Coast Highway.
With some rare items up for bid, including a guitar autographed by Bad Company: Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke along with Set List and Live CD from 6/14/2013 show in Agua Caliente Casino.
Autographed Tonight Show with Jay Leno photo and T-shirts, plus many more great items!
Click on link for details: http://www.k9crusade.org/#!auction-sponsors/c1vlj
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Chubby Checker attends Bad Company show in Del Mar, CA