Croatian cellists Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic conquer the Internet with a classic version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal . The movie has already passed the one million views.
Thanks to the musical genius and the great camera work, they get several offers from around the world. There is interest from several major Hollywood and record companies for two cellists.
Because of the huge success of the Smooth Criminal video, Stjepan Hauser Luka Sulic decided to record an album. They continue the successful formula, Smooth Criminal and focus on one CD-known pop and rock hits, played on their cellos.
When you think of Chicago what comes to mind? For some it’s the Cubbies, or deep-dish pizza, or even the city that helped put Al Capone on the map. But for music aficionados Chicago is the Blues capital of the world. That’s right, Blues. Artists like Willie Dixon, Elmore James, Big Walter Horton, and the incomparable Muddy Waters all honed their skills and made their careers in the Chicago nightlife of smoky rooms and dim lights. But Blues music wasn’t started in Chicago, so how did it get there?
The Mississippi river delta is the birthplace of the Blues, a style of music born out of the hard life lived in the American deep south at the turn of the 20th century. The Delta Blues had since the days of American slavery, but in the early twenties it came to life as record companies discovered the potential of this raw and passionate music. Some of the big names back in the day included Mississippi John Hurt, Hound Dog Taylor, and Big John Williams. ( Read more )