Merrill’s Marauders were the first American Army infantry unit to fight in the China-Burma-India theatre, and one of the most renowned units to come out of World War II. The Marauders established a lasting reputation for hard fighting and tenacity in the face of adversity, combating a determined enemy, some of the most difficult and disease-ridden terrain in the world, and a seemingly indifferent higher command. Pushed beyond the limit of their endurance, at the end of nearly six months of operations behind Japanese lines, the remaining Marauders were withdrawn from combat after suffering over 90% casualties. Because of its courageous actions, the unit received the very rare honour of having every member presented with a Bronze Star for gallantry. This book explores the creation, training and combat experiences of the Marauders, one of the most famous units in the US Army’s roll of honour.
John Pizzarelli lays it all out in the title of his 2015 album: this tribute to Paul McCartney is designed for play in the smoky late-night hours, when everything turns sweet and mellow. Furthermore, this is a tribute to McCartney, not the Beatles. There isn't a Fab song to be found here, as Pizzarelli focuses entirely on Paul's solo work (for these intents and purposes, this includes Wings records), concentrating on the '70s but also sliding McCartney's Great American Songbook wannabe "My Valentine" into the mix.
Swing Republic are a Danish Electro swing duo, specialising in Electro-Blues and Vintage Remix fronted by producer Per Ebdrup and vocalist Karina Kappel. Formed in 2005, the duo have released a number of Albums and Singles on the record label Freshly Squeezed music, going onto appear at club night 'White Mink'. Prior to forming Per Ebdrup produced a number of tracks with artists such as: Ida Corr, Aura Dione & Gauzz. The album second “Midnight Calling” was released 5th November 2012, also on Freshly Squeezed. The tracks on this album are original compositions written and performed by Swing Republic with additional musicians…
Midnight Love is the final studio album recorded and issued by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and was the singer’s first release from Columbia months after leaving his longtime label, Motown. It claimed the number one slot on NME Album of the Year.
Larkin Arnold, former CBS Records (Sony Music) senior executive VP, convinced Marvin Gaye to leave his flat in Belgium and sign with Columbia Records; the result would become the soul singer's last album before his untimely death. Of all his number one songs, this album's first release, "Sexual Healing," became his longest running number one single on the Billboard R&B charts (ten straight weeks).