He joined the and also played jazz in and. Kingsley was born in Germany in 1923, but since he was Jewish he fled to Palestine in 1938 while still a teenager, because of the rise of the Third Reich and the persecution of Jews. Perhaps you think the Beatles are nothing but a band of scruffy, long haired rabble-rousers with some potato chips on their shoulders. Archived from on August 21, 2014. .
He then came to Palestine, then eventually to America, where eventually he'd be a pioneering figure of electronic music, first by releasing a series of albums with Jean Jacques Perrey, then on his own. I was very pleased when I found this album. This is truly a wonderful album for those who enjoy early Moog recordings. Kingsley has since amassed quite the iconic legacy, he has won a Tony award for best composer. I liked this flute sound apparently produced by the Moog itself that you hear in this song. Kingsley also composes classical chamber works and his most recent opera, Raoul, was premiered in , Germany in 2008. Kingley was said to see a popcorn machine and watching it pop, and he thought the rhythm of popcorn popping could make a song, and that's what he attempted to do.
Kingsley's career began in1966 alongside Jean-Jacques Perrey, another influential lounge musician. It is a very good reproduction of the the original record, which I missed when first came out. The duo went on to record and subsequently went their separate ways. Music to Moog By, originally released in 1969 on the Audio-Fidelity label, is one of his solo efforts, and is perhaps one of the best Moog albums I've heard that appeared in the wake of W. Thats right guys, Kingsley covers the Beatles. Among Kingsley's original compositions lies that one miserable song that hundreds have since covered time and time again.
Kingsley then recorded , a classic Moog album consisting mainly of cover songs, originally by , , and. Gershon Kingsley Birth name Götz Gustav Ksinski Born 1922-10-28 October 28, 1922 age 96 , Germany Genres , , , , Occupation s Composer, , keyboardist, conductor Instruments Synthesizer, piano Years active 1954—present Website Gershon Kingsley born Götz Gustav Ksinski; October 28, 1922 is a contemporary - composer, a pioneer of and the , founder of the , a partner in the electronic music duo , and writer of rock-inspired compositions for Jewish religious ceremonies. Half of us were boys, the other half girls. We talked, we danced, we were in love: we were free and the Nazis were far away. Some of these compositions are more experimental, featuring and backed by synthetic noises and tones. It was such a wonderful wonderful wonderful time.
Carlos gave us Switched-On Bach. Today we will be visiting the far off lands of Moog City it's a real place, google it courtesy of one of Lounge's earliest masterminds, Gershon Kingsley. Those are some pretty impressive accolades better than the ones us plebeians could ever amass. It's like Christmas and Easter rolled into one. Gershon Kingsley wrote the song Popcorn.
Ok, I will admit it I am a Moog fan from way back. In 1946 he came to America, and by 1955 he was living in New York. Title Writer s Length 1. Strap yourselves in motherfolkers, because tdawg007 is here to to take you on yet another magic ride. It's nice hearing these two songs in a Moog format, I am not aware of anyone else who took Beatles songs to the Moog, but then there were so many Moog albums released between circa 1967 to circa 1972 that there probably were others covering the Beatles.
He involved himself in songwriting arrangements for television, Broadway, religious songs, etc. Fear not men and gentlewomen, Gershon has influences that are much more refined. The elder Ksinski had spent the evening playing the piano in the bar, after which romance quickly blossomed. He even worked for Vanguard Records. You guessed it guys, this album features a cover of Fur Elise. I downloaded a few pieces but I also plan on picking up the album. Given Gershon Kingsley was already well in his 40s at the time he recorded Music to Moog By, it's a miracle how he was able to sneak in a couple of Beatles songs, since most people that age at the time didn't like the Beatles or rock and roll in general.
He also wrote the logo sting animated logo accompanied with music for in Boston that appears throughout the United States on programming produced by the station. Together they released two albums both heavily featuring the Moog before the two went their separate ways. I heard the 'Popcorn' music a long time ago but I never knew that it was the beginning of synthesized music. In 1938, while his parents and brother made their way to and, ultimately, the , Kingsley travelled via to Palestine and joined a : We were all very happy in the kibbutz. It was recorded at in. It was like an oasis. Usually I prefer the more trippy Moog albums as done by the likes of Nik Raicevic aka Nik Pascal or Pascal or Mort Garson, but this is a better example of pop and classical Moog I've heard.
His compositions are eclectic and vary between and styles. Music to Moog By was Kingsley's first album without Perrey, released in 1969 on the Audio-Fidelity was his first solo album. He was the founding member of the First Moog Quartet. This was one of many post-Switched-On Bach moog albums, and one of the better ones. You can still recognize the song, but it does sound different from the better known hit version from 1972. This was the first Moog album I've ever heard, and probably better than most. The price isn't bad either in that you can't get the record any more with paying a very high price.
Later I found out that Gershon Kingsley created this music, and to my delight had created other pieces of music on a synthesizer. His next effort, titled , is a compilation of live recordings from his nationwide tour featuring four Moog synthesizers. Among these influences sits Ludwig Van Beethoven. Released 1969 Recorded 1969 at in , Length 25: 53 Herman D. Here Kingsley does his share of pop hits and classical on the Moog as well as a few new compositions. I also suspect he probably wasn't that big on the Beatles since he was a generation older than the average Beatles fan, and more into classical, Jewish religious songs and klezmer, and traditional songs. At the kibbutz he taught himself to play the piano.