Using History to Inspire Unique Musical Niches

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Positive Blues & Classic Hits Remix
How  Phillip Steir and Kenny Wayne Sheppard, two creative artists with diverse musical interests use historical inspiration to create unique industry niches. Steir began remixing hit songs from earlier eras and found a market for his work in film and advertising. And Sheppard found acclaim by bringing innovation to the traditional melody of the blues.

Original 60s hit versu  Steir remix

References

Official  Remix Video
Philip Steir: Steppenwolf | Magic Carpet Ride (Steir’s Mix) (Official…312
http://youtu.be/85qr_W4AGEE
Note: Based on Youtube views, the jet themed video is far more popular than the official video, which starts with humor but drifts into a collage of fast-paced shots, presumably from the movie Go.

Youtube
Seals & Croft 70s hit
Summer Breeze…3:25
http://youtu.be/QsHuV3Aj1os 

Youtube
Steir remix
Summer Breeze    4..31
http://youtu.be/b26mI-LwxoU

PBS.org
Tavis Smiley Interviews
Kenny Wayne Shepard…15 Minutes
http://tinyurl.com/ma8xdpo

Youtube
Kenny Wayne Shepherd –
“Born With A Broken Heart”
Live ’96…4:19
http://youtu.be/8cHQTcdPDTk

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band –
“Blue On Black” Official Music Video
http://youtu.be/UulEF42mlVQ   5:42

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride  6.31 [Original hit]
http://youtu.be/nR4T6MJie-k

Dee Adams is the editor of MusicBiz Notes,
a collection of tips, facts and lessons about the music industry.
http://nichecreativity.com/music-biz-notes/

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