WestLAGuy

WestLAGuy

WestLAGuy

An eclectic mix of new, old and in between, leaning toward live performances whenever possible, often times with audio re-mixes or at least embellishments done by me.
Comments and/or suggestions always welcome.

Lynyrd Skynyrd  "Workin' for MCA"

 Another spectacular song from the Knebworth concert. Absolutely searing guitar solos from Steve Gaines, Gary Rossington and ALlen Collins.....the drumming power of Artimus Pyle and Ronnie Van Zant's superb lead vocal.....1976 Skynyrd at its very best. MCA, short for the Music Corporation of America would eventually become the biggest record company in the world under Universal Music.......

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Workin' for MCA"

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 Another spectacular song from the Knebworth concert. Absolutely searing guitar solos from Steve Gaines, Gary Rossington and ALlen Collins.....the drumming power of Artimus Pyle and Ronnie Van Zant's superb lead vocal.....1976 Skynyrd at its very best. MCA, short for the Music Corporation of America would eventually become the biggest record company in the world under Universal Music.......

Parliament Funkadelic 1976 "We Want The Funk" with Tulum 2015 Dancers Version # 2

 Here's another sequence asking questions of all the Cultural Appropriation crowd out there. A 2015 dance crowd at The Boiler Room in Tulum with super DJ,s Solomun and H.O.S.H providing the groove but then we're mixing in a classic George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic Live track from Houston 1976. Does it work for you? P Funk Band Members according to Wikipedia Bass: Cordell Mosson Guitars: Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins Drums: Jerome Brailey Horns: Fred Wesley(trombone), Maceo Parker (saxophone), Richard Griffith (trumpet), and Rick Gardner (trumpet) Keyboards: Bernie Worrell Vocals: George Clinton, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas, Calvin Simon, Ray Davis, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington

Parliament Funkadelic 1976 "We Want The Funk" with Tulum 2015 Dancers Version # 2

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 Here's another sequence asking questions of all the Cultural Appropriation crowd out there. A 2015 dance crowd at The Boiler Room in Tulum with super DJ,s Solomun and H.O.S.H providing the groove but then we're mixing in a classic George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic Live track from Houston 1976. Does it work for you? P Funk Band Members according to Wikipedia Bass: Cordell Mosson Guitars: Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins Drums: Jerome Brailey Horns: Fred Wesley(trombone), Maceo Parker (saxophone), Richard Griffith (trumpet), and Rick Gardner (trumpet) Keyboards: Bernie Worrell Vocals: George Clinton, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas, Calvin Simon, Ray Davis, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington

The 92 Indy 500 OPEN Tease on ABC

 Almost a perfect example of ABC SPorts at its best. Narration by Paul Page it captures the Indy car racing series at its most seductive before the split which almost ruined the sport.

The 92 Indy 500 OPEN Tease on ABC

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 Almost a perfect example of ABC SPorts at its best. Narration by Paul Page it captures the Indy car racing series at its most seductive before the split which almost ruined the sport.

Ana Popovic - American Blues 2005

 Here's a segment from a posted video by blues in lehrte shot on a cell phone. I messed with the audio to fill it out.....It's pretty obvious Ana Popovic knows how to mess with the blues. She walks it like she talks it, as far as I'm concerned.And while I don't know it for sure since I can't ask him, but my friend the late Lowell George, a recognized slide master would have invited Ana up to jam with Little Feat. By the way, that's as far as the track goes before the cell switches to another section of the set.

Ana Popovic - American Blues 2005

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 Here's a segment from a posted video by blues in lehrte shot on a cell phone. I messed with the audio to fill it out.....It's pretty obvious Ana Popovic knows how to mess with the blues. She walks it like she talks it, as far as I'm concerned.And while I don't know it for sure since I can't ask him, but my friend the late Lowell George, a recognized slide master would have invited Ana up to jam with Little Feat. By the way, that's as far as the track goes before the cell switches to another section of the set.

Garbage "Stupid Girl" Live on The MTV Beach Party

 Garbage always plays live and here in this video from the once hip but soon NOT MTV Beach Party the band adds yet a different feel to their first hit. Shirley's her usual perfectly snarling self.

Garbage "Stupid Girl" Live on The MTV Beach Party

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 Garbage always plays live and here in this video from the once hip but soon NOT MTV Beach Party the band adds yet a different feel to their first hit. Shirley's her usual perfectly snarling self.

JAMIROQUAI " Live "  - A Triple Hit Funk & Dance Groove

 There is only one band like Jamiroquai No one sounds like Jamiroquai and no band has been more consistently superb, especially performing live than this English acid jazz & funk super group. Here's an extended Dance Track I edited together using three of the band's early hits from their fabulous "Jamiroquai Live in Verona" 2002 concert happening. The track contains shorter versions of "Cosmic Girl", "Canned Heat" and "Little L". You can find the full 90 minute concert including the complete versions of each song on DVD online at Amazon www.amazon.com/Jamiroquai-Live-Verona-Jay-Kay/dp/B00006RJSG and other sites. Jamiroquai is one amazing musician after another, Nick Fyffe on bass, Rob Harris (guitar),Simon Carter and Matt Johnson on various keyboard instruments, percussion master Sola Akingbola and anchored by Derrick McKenzie on drums. Jamiroquai is exceptional because it has the exquisite backing vocals and stage presence delivered by Hazel Fernandez, Dee Lewis and Valerie Etienne. And finally, Jamiroquai is in a class by itself because of the incomparable singing, dancing, song writing, once a generation if you’re lucky, phenomenal talent of Jay Kay! AS a child my parents used to take the family to Las Vegas every year to see the great performers of the 50s and early 60s &. then as a adult in the entertainment business based in Los Angeles, from the early 70s to the present, name a great performer, singer, band and I've probably seen them in person. from Sammy Davis Jr. in his prime, to Elton John, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, David Bowie, and every important jazz singer. In all that time I can truthfully say I've never seen anybody who could command the stage, capture the audience, sing, dance and perform any better than Jay Kay.

JAMIROQUAI " Live " - A Triple Hit Funk & Dance Groove

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 There is only one band like Jamiroquai No one sounds like Jamiroquai and no band has been more consistently superb, especially performing live than this English acid jazz & funk super group. Here's an extended Dance Track I edited together using three of the band's early hits from their fabulous "Jamiroquai Live in Verona" 2002 concert happening. The track contains shorter versions of "Cosmic Girl", "Canned Heat" and "Little L". You can find the full 90 minute concert including the complete versions of each song on DVD online at Amazon www.amazon.com/Jamiroquai-Live-Verona-Jay-Kay/dp/B00006RJSG and other sites. Jamiroquai is one amazing musician after another, Nick Fyffe on bass, Rob Harris (guitar),Simon Carter and Matt Johnson on various keyboard instruments, percussion master Sola Akingbola and anchored by Derrick McKenzie on drums. Jamiroquai is exceptional because it has the exquisite backing vocals and stage presence delivered by Hazel Fernandez, Dee Lewis and Valerie Etienne. And finally, Jamiroquai is in a class by itself because of the incomparable singing, dancing, song writing, once a generation if you’re lucky, phenomenal talent of Jay Kay! AS a child my parents used to take the family to Las Vegas every year to see the great performers of the 50s and early 60s &. then as a adult in the entertainment business based in Los Angeles, from the early 70s to the present, name a great performer, singer, band and I've probably seen them in person. from Sammy Davis Jr. in his prime, to Elton John, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, David Bowie, and every important jazz singer. In all that time I can truthfully say I've never seen anybody who could command the stage, capture the audience, sing, dance and perform any better than Jay Kay.

"Superstition"  - Stevie Wonder 1974

 Taken from the German TV show which featured Stevie Wonder and a Fabulous band and marvelous singers. It's amazing and timeless.

"Superstition" - Stevie Wonder 1974

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 Taken from the German TV show which featured Stevie Wonder and a Fabulous band and marvelous singers. It's amazing and timeless.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Hank Williams & All Stars 2006

 While the brand of football the NFL is putting out these days doesn't compare with even 10 years ago, at least here's a Hank Williams All Star band worth listening getting up for the game. The video quality leaves something to be desired, but the players and the sound kick ass.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Hank Williams & All Stars 2006

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 While the brand of football the NFL is putting out these days doesn't compare with even 10 years ago, at least here's a Hank Williams All Star band worth listening getting up for the game. The video quality leaves something to be desired, but the players and the sound kick ass.

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Live 1976

 The original line up delivering the goods to a massive English summer crowd. Three guitar solo artists, Steve Gaines, Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, truly one of the great live drummers in Artimus Pyle, bass player and singer Leon Wilkeson and Pianist Billy Powell, who actually was a roadie for the band, a friend of Leon's , after setting up for a gig in 1972, so the story has been told, Powell sat down at a piano and started playing "Freebird"Ronnie Van Zant hired him on the spot. Powell's piano tracks were as important as Ian Stewart's were to the Stones. And lastly, the three women who set Skynyrd apart from everyone else Leslie Hawkins, Jo Jo Billingsley and Cassie Gaines, Steve's sister. The Honketts, ladies and gentlemen . And then, a year later the plane crash killing Ronnie, Cassie and Steve Gaines. The Rossington - Collins Band came next with Leon Wilkeson and Billy Powell

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Live 1976

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 The original line up delivering the goods to a massive English summer crowd. Three guitar solo artists, Steve Gaines, Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, truly one of the great live drummers in Artimus Pyle, bass player and singer Leon Wilkeson and Pianist Billy Powell, who actually was a roadie for the band, a friend of Leon's , after setting up for a gig in 1972, so the story has been told, Powell sat down at a piano and started playing "Freebird"Ronnie Van Zant hired him on the spot. Powell's piano tracks were as important as Ian Stewart's were to the Stones. And lastly, the three women who set Skynyrd apart from everyone else Leslie Hawkins, Jo Jo Billingsley and Cassie Gaines, Steve's sister. The Honketts, ladies and gentlemen . And then, a year later the plane crash killing Ronnie, Cassie and Steve Gaines. The Rossington - Collins Band came next with Leon Wilkeson and Billy Powell

Black Crowes Moscow 1991 "Stare It Cold" & "Everybody Must Get Stoned"

 When the Black Crowes took the stage on Sept. 28, 1991 in front of an estimated crowd of up to 1.5 million at an airfield on the outskirts of Moscow, the Monsters of Rock show had already featured AC/DC, Metallica and Pantera prior to the Boys taking the stage. It was still The Soviet Union. Five weeks before (Aug. 18, 19 and 20) the world watched on TV as a coup attempt was made to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev had featured three days of violence, the defiance of the people of the Soviet Union who literally took to the streets to prevent the Army from backing the Old line Communist leaders, convincing the front line tank corps and troops to join the people in making sure President Gorbachev was removed from house arrest and returned to power. He was, and by the end of the year the Soviet Union was no more, Boris Yeltsin, a hero of the Aug. standoff would take over as the elected President of Russia.

Black Crowes Moscow 1991 "Stare It Cold" & "Everybody Must Get Stoned"

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 When the Black Crowes took the stage on Sept. 28, 1991 in front of an estimated crowd of up to 1.5 million at an airfield on the outskirts of Moscow, the Monsters of Rock show had already featured AC/DC, Metallica and Pantera prior to the Boys taking the stage. It was still The Soviet Union. Five weeks before (Aug. 18, 19 and 20) the world watched on TV as a coup attempt was made to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev had featured three days of violence, the defiance of the people of the Soviet Union who literally took to the streets to prevent the Army from backing the Old line Communist leaders, convincing the front line tank corps and troops to join the people in making sure President Gorbachev was removed from house arrest and returned to power. He was, and by the end of the year the Soviet Union was no more, Boris Yeltsin, a hero of the Aug. standoff would take over as the elected President of Russia.

BREXIT or "What The Hell Is Going On Out Here"

 Who better to tell the story of BREXIT than the UK's brilliant minds and performers headed by the incomparable Tracey Ullman and the brilliant cast of "Tracey Breaks The News" , from "Yes Minister" Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds and John Nettleton, and "The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything" for a visit of clarity courtesy of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Bathurst, James Dreyfus, plus cameos from Hitler and real players in the most unsettling farce, which of course brings us to the Grand Buffoono himself, the lunatic we elected President, Donald J. Trump. In fact, it turns out an entire wing at Bellevue Mental Hospital named after him, not because he funded the build, but in hopes that someday soon Donnie will recognize that he is stark raving mad and check himself in for a long visit, say the next 3 years ?. Maybe, there's an answer in here somewhere, but I doubt it.

BREXIT or "What The Hell Is Going On Out Here"

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 Who better to tell the story of BREXIT than the UK's brilliant minds and performers headed by the incomparable Tracey Ullman and the brilliant cast of "Tracey Breaks The News" , from "Yes Minister" Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds and John Nettleton, and "The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything" for a visit of clarity courtesy of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Bathurst, James Dreyfus, plus cameos from Hitler and real players in the most unsettling farce, which of course brings us to the Grand Buffoono himself, the lunatic we elected President, Donald J. Trump. In fact, it turns out an entire wing at Bellevue Mental Hospital named after him, not because he funded the build, but in hopes that someday soon Donnie will recognize that he is stark raving mad and check himself in for a long visit, say the next 3 years ?. Maybe, there's an answer in here somewhere, but I doubt it.

"Play It COOL, Boy" - West Side Story

 One of the dance scenes you never forget. Choreographic brilliance by Jerome Robbins and young dancers to match. Featuring Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, the lead singer/dancer Tucker Smith, Gina Trikonis and Carole D'Andrea from the Broadway cast, as were Winters and Mordente, but in different roles. Co-Directed by Robbins and Robert Wise, although Robbins was fired before the end of the picture presumably because in his quest for perfection he was doing too many retakes. IT was a shock, of course and the dancers felt Robbins was treated horribly, even when they were getting shin splints and other injuries because the scenes were being filmed at real locations, in the case of "Cool" on cement flooring. Tell me you didn't get with buddies at some point and do the crouching, finger snapping run forward at the camera? I know three of us did in Paris after coming out of a showing of West Side Story in the summer of 1964. The locals thought we were nuts, typical 20 year-old Americans. Yes, I guess we were. Jets Women in “Cool” You may have noticed there are five women listed in this scene for four dancers.Why? I can identify only two dancers Gina Trikonis (redhead) as Graziella, Riff's girlfriend and Carole D'Andrea (blond) as Velma, Ice's girlfriend. Who are the other two dancers? As a guess I’ve listed three possibilities, Rita Hyde d'Amico as Clarice, Big Deal's girlfriend, Pat Tribble as Minnie, Baby John's girlfriend and Francesca Bellini as Debby, Snowboy's girlfriend. ANYBODY Know for sure? Three members of the Jets went to the same high school in LA. Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Anthony “Scooter” Teague all attended North Hollywood High, but not at the same time. It just so happens I also went to North Hollywood High. My 1962 class included actress Teri Garr, Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and Larry Agran, who ran for president in 1992 and was the Mayor of Irvine, CA for many years. Larry was also part of the Fre Speech Movement at Berkeley in 1964.

"Play It COOL, Boy" - West Side Story

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 One of the dance scenes you never forget. Choreographic brilliance by Jerome Robbins and young dancers to match. Featuring Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, the lead singer/dancer Tucker Smith, Gina Trikonis and Carole D'Andrea from the Broadway cast, as were Winters and Mordente, but in different roles. Co-Directed by Robbins and Robert Wise, although Robbins was fired before the end of the picture presumably because in his quest for perfection he was doing too many retakes. IT was a shock, of course and the dancers felt Robbins was treated horribly, even when they were getting shin splints and other injuries because the scenes were being filmed at real locations, in the case of "Cool" on cement flooring. Tell me you didn't get with buddies at some point and do the crouching, finger snapping run forward at the camera? I know three of us did in Paris after coming out of a showing of West Side Story in the summer of 1964. The locals thought we were nuts, typical 20 year-old Americans. Yes, I guess we were. Jets Women in “Cool” You may have noticed there are five women listed in this scene for four dancers.Why? I can identify only two dancers Gina Trikonis (redhead) as Graziella, Riff's girlfriend and Carole D'Andrea (blond) as Velma, Ice's girlfriend. Who are the other two dancers? As a guess I’ve listed three possibilities, Rita Hyde d'Amico as Clarice, Big Deal's girlfriend, Pat Tribble as Minnie, Baby John's girlfriend and Francesca Bellini as Debby, Snowboy's girlfriend. ANYBODY Know for sure? Three members of the Jets went to the same high school in LA. Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Anthony “Scooter” Teague all attended North Hollywood High, but not at the same time. It just so happens I also went to North Hollywood High. My 1962 class included actress Teri Garr, Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and Larry Agran, who ran for president in 1992 and was the Mayor of Irvine, CA for many years. Larry was also part of the Fre Speech Movement at Berkeley in 1964.

The Black Crowes - "No Speak No Slave" Live 1993

 Here's a typical opening assault on the senses by the Black Crowes. Marc Ford is amazing, but so is the whole band. For those of us who "got" the Crowes from the start, at least for me, live performance has always been the measure of a band and the Black Crowes reveled in being out there live. This is taken from a posting of the entire Feb. 6, 1993 Sam Houston Coliseum gig. Here's the link ch-me.org/videos/video-HcdG9QvaGxg.html

The Black Crowes - "No Speak No Slave" Live 1993

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 Here's a typical opening assault on the senses by the Black Crowes. Marc Ford is amazing, but so is the whole band. For those of us who "got" the Crowes from the start, at least for me, live performance has always been the measure of a band and the Black Crowes reveled in being out there live. This is taken from a posting of the entire Feb. 6, 1993 Sam Houston Coliseum gig. Here's the link ch-me.org/videos/video-HcdG9QvaGxg.html

The Runaways - "Wild Thing" Live

 A "classic" rocker from the early 60's done with spark live in Japan by five teenage girls from LA. You hear how good Lita Ford was as a lead guitarist still age 17...ditto for Joan Jett and Jackie Fox was a damn good bass player. At this moment in Japan, The Runaways were hugely popular with only ABBA, Kiss and Led Zeppelin selling more records. Halfway through the three year existence of the band, what might have been a major group for the next ten years soon was gone from sight. Sandy West sings lead

The Runaways - "Wild Thing" Live

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 A "classic" rocker from the early 60's done with spark live in Japan by five teenage girls from LA. You hear how good Lita Ford was as a lead guitarist still age 17...ditto for Joan Jett and Jackie Fox was a damn good bass player. At this moment in Japan, The Runaways were hugely popular with only ABBA, Kiss and Led Zeppelin selling more records. Halfway through the three year existence of the band, what might have been a major group for the next ten years soon was gone from sight. Sandy West sings lead

Garbage "I think I"m Paranoid" - 1999

 Here's a scorching, , riveting live performance ......from a band that always plays fantastically live and the songs are never quite the same. Shirley Manson is spectacular, but I could write that about every live performance and still be just this side of understatement. While the bass line is pretty simple, the tone that Mike Kashou gets does much to make track work. Simple doesn't suggest easy, rather each note carries a lot of the flow and he does it very well.

Garbage "I think I"m Paranoid" - 1999

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 Here's a scorching, , riveting live performance ......from a band that always plays fantastically live and the songs are never quite the same. Shirley Manson is spectacular, but I could write that about every live performance and still be just this side of understatement. While the bass line is pretty simple, the tone that Mike Kashou gets does much to make track work. Simple doesn't suggest easy, rather each note carries a lot of the flow and he does it very well.

Stevie Wonder and Wonderlove - "Funk Slide" & "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"

 Layin' down a groove, super singers and exceptional band and Stevie Wonder.It's simply magical.

Stevie Wonder and Wonderlove - "Funk Slide" & "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"

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 Layin' down a groove, super singers and exceptional band and Stevie Wonder.It's simply magical.

Garbage - " Queer" Live 1996

 From the Rockpalast concert outdoors, Garbage makes a decidedly late night theme work in the glare of sun shine and at the outdoor fest. They pull it off because Garbage is already a great live band and will only get better.

Garbage - " Queer" Live 1996

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 From the Rockpalast concert outdoors, Garbage makes a decidedly late night theme work in the glare of sun shine and at the outdoor fest. They pull it off because Garbage is already a great live band and will only get better.

Tulum Boiler Room SOLOMUN & H.O.S.H. Meet Parliament Funkadelic

 I love the Boiler Room streams, the music and the inventive DJ's and here's a location TULUM and two D.J.'s amongst the best. Since I also dig Parliament Funkadelic I wondered if mixing the two would prove to be an interesting experiment. Could 2015 Tulum Boiler Room dancers match the "funK' of 1974? The Boiler Room at the Tulum resort has a great visual feature to it in that you can see people dancing and reacting to the DJ's working.From March 2015, I've combined the work of the amazing Solomun ( here's his full two hour set at Boiler Room Tulum ) ch-me.org/videos/video-bk6Xst6euQk.htmland HOSH ch-me.org/videos/video-jtOu-3tJO1s.html, but cut to a band and performance that was recorded before almost everyone you see on screen was born. And it works for me. What do you think?

Tulum Boiler Room SOLOMUN & H.O.S.H. Meet Parliament Funkadelic

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 I love the Boiler Room streams, the music and the inventive DJ's and here's a location TULUM and two D.J.'s amongst the best. Since I also dig Parliament Funkadelic I wondered if mixing the two would prove to be an interesting experiment. Could 2015 Tulum Boiler Room dancers match the "funK' of 1974? The Boiler Room at the Tulum resort has a great visual feature to it in that you can see people dancing and reacting to the DJ's working.From March 2015, I've combined the work of the amazing Solomun ( here's his full two hour set at Boiler Room Tulum ) ch-me.org/videos/video-bk6Xst6euQk.htmland HOSH ch-me.org/videos/video-jtOu-3tJO1s.html, but cut to a band and performance that was recorded before almost everyone you see on screen was born. And it works for me. What do you think?

Cream -"Sunshine of Your Love" Live 1968

 This was the last song of Cream's Farewell concert at Albert Hall. Here I have once again matched the video from Nov. 26, 1968 to the Audio recorded at Winterland in San Francisco on March 9, 1968. What can I say, for musicians everywhere, at least me, the band I would choose to see in concert if I only had one choice. Fortunately, I DID see them in person in 1968 and have never forgotten how fantastic Jack Bruce, ERic CLapton and Ginger Baker were together that snowy March evening at Butler University in Indianapolis.n

Cream -"Sunshine of Your Love" Live 1968

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 This was the last song of Cream's Farewell concert at Albert Hall. Here I have once again matched the video from Nov. 26, 1968 to the Audio recorded at Winterland in San Francisco on March 9, 1968. What can I say, for musicians everywhere, at least me, the band I would choose to see in concert if I only had one choice. Fortunately, I DID see them in person in 1968 and have never forgotten how fantastic Jack Bruce, ERic CLapton and Ginger Baker were together that snowy March evening at Butler University in Indianapolis.n

"Stupid Girl" - Live GARBAGE 1996

 The artistry of a band that always works a song live in new ways, or in the case with Garbage, NEVER just regurgitates their hits...it's really thrilling to witness. This 1996 Top of The Pops Ass kicking version of their first hit, "Stupid Girl" is a perfect example. Butch VIg on drums and Ms Shirley Manson knock it out of the park.

"Stupid Girl" - Live GARBAGE 1996

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 The artistry of a band that always works a song live in new ways, or in the case with Garbage, NEVER just regurgitates their hits...it's really thrilling to witness. This 1996 Top of The Pops Ass kicking version of their first hit, "Stupid Girl" is a perfect example. Butch VIg on drums and Ms Shirley Manson knock it out of the park.

Hillary Clinton Lost Because of.......?

 It's a perfect storm nightmare for the Washington Inside the Beltway Punditry class.

Hillary Clinton Lost Because of.......?

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 It's a perfect storm nightmare for the Washington Inside the Beltway Punditry class.

Cream - " White Room"  LIVE

 As I did with two other videos, the video is from the Cream's farewell concert in London Nov 26, 1968 and the actual audio comes from a gig earlier in the 1968 recorded in Oakland on Oct.4th for the album "Live Cream Volume II" There will be some mis-matches to sync with the singing, but the fidelity is so much better I figured what the hell.

Cream - " White Room" LIVE

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 As I did with two other videos, the video is from the Cream's farewell concert in London Nov 26, 1968 and the actual audio comes from a gig earlier in the 1968 recorded in Oakland on Oct.4th for the album "Live Cream Volume II" There will be some mis-matches to sync with the singing, but the fidelity is so much better I figured what the hell.

Blind Faith - Live Hyde Park "Sleeping in The Ground"

 This was the first gig of a very short-lived existence. After Cream ended we found Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker joing Steve Winwood of Traffic and then bass player Ric Grech was brought in.

Blind Faith - Live Hyde Park "Sleeping in The Ground"

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 This was the first gig of a very short-lived existence. After Cream ended we found Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker joing Steve Winwood of Traffic and then bass player Ric Grech was brought in.

"What a Fool Believes": & "China Grove" medley from The Doobie Brothers

 Michael McDonald singing lead on the first and Patrick Simmons on China Grove. It's been said by many others, but how the fuck can these guys NOT be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? As singers, they kick the crap out of the Beach Boys and the Doobies also are first rate players.

"What a Fool Believes": & "China Grove" medley from The Doobie Brothers

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 Michael McDonald singing lead on the first and Patrick Simmons on China Grove. It's been said by many others, but how the fuck can these guys NOT be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? As singers, they kick the crap out of the Beach Boys and the Doobies also are first rate players.

"Minute by Minute"  - The Doobie Brothers 1982

 From their farewell concert in Santa Barbara, here's the band at the top of its game for sure. People always talk about how great the Beach Boys were as singers. Good, yes, but the Doobie Brothers did all the playing and singing on their albums as well as live. The Beach Boys in the studio as far as playing instruments was concerned was The Wrecking Crew.

"Minute by Minute" - The Doobie Brothers 1982

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 From their farewell concert in Santa Barbara, here's the band at the top of its game for sure. People always talk about how great the Beach Boys were as singers. Good, yes, but the Doobie Brothers did all the playing and singing on their albums as well as live. The Beach Boys in the studio as far as playing instruments was concerned was The Wrecking Crew.

"STEAM" - Peter Gabriel Live with Paula Cole

 This track is included in one of the great concert films of the last 25 years, which you can pick up on Blu Ray from Amazon among other sources www.amazon.com/Secret-World-Live-Peter-Gabriel/dp/B000000OTY The backing band features Gabriel's exceptional long time collaborators, Tony Levin, David Rhodes, Manu Katche, Shankar, and Jean-Claude Naimro, plus the remarkable Paula Cole on backing vocals. Of course, it is Gabriel around whom the whole thing shines and there's nothing like musicians playing live which adds something you just can't replicate in the studio.

"STEAM" - Peter Gabriel Live with Paula Cole

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 This track is included in one of the great concert films of the last 25 years, which you can pick up on Blu Ray from Amazon among other sources www.amazon.com/Secret-World-Live-Peter-Gabriel/dp/B000000OTY The backing band features Gabriel's exceptional long time collaborators, Tony Levin, David Rhodes, Manu Katche, Shankar, and Jean-Claude Naimro, plus the remarkable Paula Cole on backing vocals. Of course, it is Gabriel around whom the whole thing shines and there's nothing like musicians playing live which adds something you just can't replicate in the studio.

"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon

 One of the quirky tracks from Zevon's 1978 album "Excitable Boy", which also featured "Lawyers Guns and Money" with the true to life lyrics, 'send lawyers guns and money 'cause the shit has hit the fan"...Yes, it's a crude video with Zevon lip syncing to the original track, but so what? It's got Zevon and Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Waddy Wachtel playing on the actual studio track.

"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon

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 One of the quirky tracks from Zevon's 1978 album "Excitable Boy", which also featured "Lawyers Guns and Money" with the true to life lyrics, 'send lawyers guns and money 'cause the shit has hit the fan"...Yes, it's a crude video with Zevon lip syncing to the original track, but so what? It's got Zevon and Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Waddy Wachtel playing on the actual studio track.

"On Broadway" - George Benson

 This is the opening sequence of the 1979 film "All That Jazz" starring Roy Schreider as Broadway dancer, director and film director Bob Fosse. It is directed by Fosse and is somewhat of a fantasy depiction of himself during the period when he was editing his film on comic Lenny Bruce " Lenny" while at the same time putting the Broadway show "Chicago" together in rehearsals. What's great about this video is the song sung and played by George Benson who was a jazz guitar master long before he hit it big as a singer...and the dancers themselves. They're still called "gypsies" --never made huge money, had relatively short careers and yet without the quality of Broadway dancers and singers I doubt American theater would ever have had the impact it has had around the globe. Here's a CBS piece on Broadway Gypsies that is pretty cool. www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lives-of-broadway-gypsies/

"On Broadway" - George Benson

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 This is the opening sequence of the 1979 film "All That Jazz" starring Roy Schreider as Broadway dancer, director and film director Bob Fosse. It is directed by Fosse and is somewhat of a fantasy depiction of himself during the period when he was editing his film on comic Lenny Bruce " Lenny" while at the same time putting the Broadway show "Chicago" together in rehearsals. What's great about this video is the song sung and played by George Benson who was a jazz guitar master long before he hit it big as a singer...and the dancers themselves. They're still called "gypsies" --never made huge money, had relatively short careers and yet without the quality of Broadway dancers and singers I doubt American theater would ever have had the impact it has had around the globe. Here's a CBS piece on Broadway Gypsies that is pretty cool. www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lives-of-broadway-gypsies/

The Faces and Rod Stewart - New and Improved version of "I'm Losing You"

 A bigger, clearer and better sounding version of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones kicking ass on "I'm Losing You" from 1972.

The Faces and Rod Stewart - New and Improved version of "I'm Losing You"

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 A bigger, clearer and better sounding version of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones kicking ass on "I'm Losing You" from 1972.

"Comotion" - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Live Oakland 1970

 Here from a super performance in front of the hometown fans is that amazing American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival....the audio is from the CD of the actual concert, blended with a decent film version of the concert.

"Comotion" - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Live Oakland 1970

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 Here from a super performance in front of the hometown fans is that amazing American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival....the audio is from the CD of the actual concert, blended with a decent film version of the concert.

Sweet Hitch Hiker - CCR Studio / Music video 1971

 This just might have been CCR's last hit....a classic under 3 minutes rocker from a truly great rock band. The first time I heard this was appropriately in my car, banging time out on the dashboard while cruising west on Sunset Blvd as one of those So Cal sunsets was making everything glow....magic time is what the cinematographers refer to that small moment in time each day. I forgot which radio station I was listening to, could have been any number of either AM but most likely FM stations from KMET to KRLA. This was long before Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and with it in effect killed rock radio in America. Instead of a maximum of 15 stations in the United States, the law paved the way for huge corporations to own and control hundreds. The result being in 2017 we have almost no current music radio worth a damn FM or AM.

Sweet Hitch Hiker - CCR Studio / Music video 1971

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 This just might have been CCR's last hit....a classic under 3 minutes rocker from a truly great rock band. The first time I heard this was appropriately in my car, banging time out on the dashboard while cruising west on Sunset Blvd as one of those So Cal sunsets was making everything glow....magic time is what the cinematographers refer to that small moment in time each day. I forgot which radio station I was listening to, could have been any number of either AM but most likely FM stations from KMET to KRLA. This was long before Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and with it in effect killed rock radio in America. Instead of a maximum of 15 stations in the United States, the law paved the way for huge corporations to own and control hundreds. The result being in 2017 we have almost no current music radio worth a damn FM or AM.

Dinah Shore and The Dixie Small Fry "Honeysuckle Rose"

 Perhaps the best of the musical variety shows from the 1950's and 60's The Dinah Shore Chevy Show as a huge hit on Sunday nights thanks to its star, a marvelous singer and super nice person., Dinah Shore. She also had the best group of musicians in her large backing orchestra. Here's a teenage band from LA lucky enough to be on the same stage with her. I should know, I'm the drummer. The show was telecast in Living Color, I don't know if any prints of that still exist. Dec. 29, 1957

Dinah Shore and The Dixie Small Fry "Honeysuckle Rose"

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 Perhaps the best of the musical variety shows from the 1950's and 60's The Dinah Shore Chevy Show as a huge hit on Sunday nights thanks to its star, a marvelous singer and super nice person., Dinah Shore. She also had the best group of musicians in her large backing orchestra. Here's a teenage band from LA lucky enough to be on the same stage with her. I should know, I'm the drummer. The show was telecast in Living Color, I don't know if any prints of that still exist. Dec. 29, 1957

CREAM Politician Live

 The audio was recorded on Oct 4, 1968 at the Oakland Coliseum while the video comes from the Nov. 26, 1968 Farewell concert in London.Masterful musicians and a cool track.

CREAM Politician Live

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 The audio was recorded on Oct 4, 1968 at the Oakland Coliseum while the video comes from the Nov. 26, 1968 Farewell concert in London.Masterful musicians and a cool track.

Tower of Power - 'Only So Much Oil In The Ground"  2008

 You're never going to hear a better horn section than Tower of Power...but everybody in the band is terrific! There's not much to talk about, just dig on this amazing band from Oakland, CA.

Tower of Power - 'Only So Much Oil In The Ground" 2008

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 You're never going to hear a better horn section than Tower of Power...but everybody in the band is terrific! There's not much to talk about, just dig on this amazing band from Oakland, CA.

"Ramblin' Rose" Intro by Gail  MC5  Live

 From a live gig at Wayne State University, here is an extended and improved version of "Ramblin' Rose" from the MC5. This may be the only song Rob Tyner didn't sing on, but Wayne Kramer does it here. The MC5 were the only nationally known band to show up in Chicago as part of the protest by students and others against the Democratic convention. What a band!

"Ramblin' Rose" Intro by Gail MC5 Live

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 From a live gig at Wayne State University, here is an extended and improved version of "Ramblin' Rose" from the MC5. This may be the only song Rob Tyner didn't sing on, but Wayne Kramer does it here. The MC5 were the only nationally known band to show up in Chicago as part of the protest by students and others against the Democratic convention. What a band!

Vanilla Fudge "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Live

 I first heard Vanilla Fudge on the B Mitchel Reed show on KFWB AM in Los Angeles in the spring or early summer of 1967. Reed was within a few months of going to FM ---the very start of FM rock radio on KPPC then soon KMET and Reed signaled radio was changing with this particular song. Vanilla Fudge had a major impact on AM radio in LA at least 14 months before the first Led Zeppelin album came out in the summer of ‘68. What was so different about this band than anything on the air, at least for me, was the dominating presence of the drums. Carmine Appice was a monster player and you heard him playing these amazing fills out front. But Tim Bogert was a super bass player, Mark Stein very good as was guitarist Vince Martell. Taking a hit by The Supremes from 1965 and turning it into an in your face assault was brilliant. This performance was from the hugely popular Sunday night show on CBS, The Ed Sullivan Show where the Beatles, Rolling Stones and every other major rock band in the 1960's appeared. How big was Ed Sullivan? Remember, there were three networks and four or five other TV stations in most cities and that's it ! When The Beatles debuted on Sullivan Feb 9, 1964, 73-million people were watching in the US that night out of a total US population of just 191 million ! When "You Keep Me Hanging On" was first released on radio, it was mixed in Mono not stereo, just as the Beach Boys had done on their "Pet Sounds" album. Around five years after this performance, my wife and I were standing in line at the Imperial Gardens restaurant on the Sunset Strip in LA. It was New Year's Eve, and on a whim we stopped to grab a quick bite on our way to a party. As you can imagine, New Year's Eve, . .the place was jammed and it looked like a table for two was going to be a long wait. The couple in front of us in line turned around and suggested we ask for a table for four. We did, and were seated within 10 minutes. It was Carmine Appice and his wife or girlfriend...they were cool and the food was great. Back on the street, we wished each other Happy New Year and then headed off to separate parties. Mark Stein, Vince Martell, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice....amazing!

Vanilla Fudge "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Live

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 I first heard Vanilla Fudge on the B Mitchel Reed show on KFWB AM in Los Angeles in the spring or early summer of 1967. Reed was within a few months of going to FM ---the very start of FM rock radio on KPPC then soon KMET and Reed signaled radio was changing with this particular song. Vanilla Fudge had a major impact on AM radio in LA at least 14 months before the first Led Zeppelin album came out in the summer of ‘68. What was so different about this band than anything on the air, at least for me, was the dominating presence of the drums. Carmine Appice was a monster player and you heard him playing these amazing fills out front. But Tim Bogert was a super bass player, Mark Stein very good as was guitarist Vince Martell. Taking a hit by The Supremes from 1965 and turning it into an in your face assault was brilliant. This performance was from the hugely popular Sunday night show on CBS, The Ed Sullivan Show where the Beatles, Rolling Stones and every other major rock band in the 1960's appeared. How big was Ed Sullivan? Remember, there were three networks and four or five other TV stations in most cities and that's it ! When The Beatles debuted on Sullivan Feb 9, 1964, 73-million people were watching in the US that night out of a total US population of just 191 million ! When "You Keep Me Hanging On" was first released on radio, it was mixed in Mono not stereo, just as the Beach Boys had done on their "Pet Sounds" album. Around five years after this performance, my wife and I were standing in line at the Imperial Gardens restaurant on the Sunset Strip in LA. It was New Year's Eve, and on a whim we stopped to grab a quick bite on our way to a party. As you can imagine, New Year's Eve, . .the place was jammed and it looked like a table for two was going to be a long wait. The couple in front of us in line turned around and suggested we ask for a table for four. We did, and were seated within 10 minutes. It was Carmine Appice and his wife or girlfriend...they were cool and the food was great. Back on the street, we wished each other Happy New Year and then headed off to separate parties. Mark Stein, Vince Martell, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice....amazing!

1966 Can Am Stardust Grand Prix in Las Vegas

 As we're almost ready to start the 2016 Formula One season, here's the final race in the Can Am sports car series in the first year 1966 .....most of the major F1 drivers along with Indy Car stars were all in this series....unheard of today as drivers specialize in one kind of racing. The line up of drivers has F 1 World Champions John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, and driver /designed Bruce McLaren while American super stars and Indy 500 Winners A.J. Foyt, Parneli Jones, Mario Andretti led the US contingent all in super light sports cars with 7 litgre American engines. The cars from a standing start go go from zero to 100 and back to zero in less than ten seconds ! And the iconic voice of Les Keiter calling the action with Chris Economaki in the pits. This was a real race track in Las Vegas, unlike the piece of crap parking lot job F1 used in 1981.

1966 Can Am Stardust Grand Prix in Las Vegas

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 As we're almost ready to start the 2016 Formula One season, here's the final race in the Can Am sports car series in the first year 1966 .....most of the major F1 drivers along with Indy Car stars were all in this series....unheard of today as drivers specialize in one kind of racing. The line up of drivers has F 1 World Champions John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, and driver /designed Bruce McLaren while American super stars and Indy 500 Winners A.J. Foyt, Parneli Jones, Mario Andretti led the US contingent all in super light sports cars with 7 litgre American engines. The cars from a standing start go go from zero to 100 and back to zero in less than ten seconds ! And the iconic voice of Les Keiter calling the action with Chris Economaki in the pits. This was a real race track in Las Vegas, unlike the piece of crap parking lot job F1 used in 1981.

Van Morrison and The Band - "Caravan" LIVE

 A memorable night was highlighted by this memorable performance by Van Morrison joining the guys in The Band for a rousing send off of one of Morrison's classic tracks. The backing horn section is terrific, of course given players like Jerry Hey and Tom Malone, what else could you expect. Right before this Morrison and Richard Manuel did a duet on the Irish song Turaluralura ? that was simply beautiful.

Van Morrison and The Band - "Caravan" LIVE

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 A memorable night was highlighted by this memorable performance by Van Morrison joining the guys in The Band for a rousing send off of one of Morrison's classic tracks. The backing horn section is terrific, of course given players like Jerry Hey and Tom Malone, what else could you expect. Right before this Morrison and Richard Manuel did a duet on the Irish song Turaluralura ? that was simply beautiful.

An Expanded Version of "T for Texas" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

 One of the many memorable songs from Skynyrd's 1976 Knebworth performance. From those who were there that very hot day, nobody was better than Lynyrd Skynyrd including the headlining Rolling Stones. Guitar solos order: Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Allen Collins with Billy Powell on piano, Leon Wilkeson bass, Artimus Pyle on drums and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

An Expanded Version of "T for Texas" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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 One of the many memorable songs from Skynyrd's 1976 Knebworth performance. From those who were there that very hot day, nobody was better than Lynyrd Skynyrd including the headlining Rolling Stones. Guitar solos order: Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Allen Collins with Billy Powell on piano, Leon Wilkeson bass, Artimus Pyle on drums and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

Kennedy in Berlin

 This year we will elect another president of The United States. Isn't it time we had a president, man or woman who was equal to the importance of the office? Someone whom our allies could be confident in the belief that he or she actually meant what they said and didn't view the presidency as some sort of family entitlement ? After 8 years of Bill Clinton followed by 8 more with W and now 7 and counting under the "leadership" of Barack "Line in the Sand" ( just kidding) Obama, here's a stirring example of true presidential leadership in the defense of freedom. And what it used to mean to those under threat when an American president could be trusted. Five months after he heard the cheers of the West Berliners, John F. Kennedy would lie dead of assassin's bullets in a Dallas hospital, but his eloquent call to free men and women everywhere that we too should be proud to say "Ich bin ein Berliner" didn't die with him. One year later, my best friend Jeff and I found ourselves driving north out of Munich to the East German border. Soldiers with machine guns at the ready greeted us and then watched as we cleared customs and began the drive across Communist East Germany to the free city of West Berlin. Jeff and I never talked about why we had to go to West Berlin, we just knew we needed to be there. Maybe, in our own small way we wanted to honor our fallen president and underscore that when a US president made a promise, the US could be counted on to keep it. The courage of the West Berliners, the suffering of those trapped in the East, a week I shall never forget.

Kennedy in Berlin

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 This year we will elect another president of The United States. Isn't it time we had a president, man or woman who was equal to the importance of the office? Someone whom our allies could be confident in the belief that he or she actually meant what they said and didn't view the presidency as some sort of family entitlement ? After 8 years of Bill Clinton followed by 8 more with W and now 7 and counting under the "leadership" of Barack "Line in the Sand" ( just kidding) Obama, here's a stirring example of true presidential leadership in the defense of freedom. And what it used to mean to those under threat when an American president could be trusted. Five months after he heard the cheers of the West Berliners, John F. Kennedy would lie dead of assassin's bullets in a Dallas hospital, but his eloquent call to free men and women everywhere that we too should be proud to say "Ich bin ein Berliner" didn't die with him. One year later, my best friend Jeff and I found ourselves driving north out of Munich to the East German border. Soldiers with machine guns at the ready greeted us and then watched as we cleared customs and began the drive across Communist East Germany to the free city of West Berlin. Jeff and I never talked about why we had to go to West Berlin, we just knew we needed to be there. Maybe, in our own small way we wanted to honor our fallen president and underscore that when a US president made a promise, the US could be counted on to keep it. The courage of the West Berliners, the suffering of those trapped in the East, a week I shall never forget.

Jackie Wilson on Shindig Show Close "Workout"

 Shindig was the first prime time network show to exclusively feature Rock, R&B, Motown and Soul artists and the biggest names on the charts for two years starting in the fall of 1964. James Brown, The Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Who, The Temptations, ....everybody who was anybody. And no artist was better in front of a live audience than the great Jackie Wilson.

Jackie Wilson on Shindig Show Close "Workout"

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 Shindig was the first prime time network show to exclusively feature Rock, R&B, Motown and Soul artists and the biggest names on the charts for two years starting in the fall of 1964. James Brown, The Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Who, The Temptations, ....everybody who was anybody. And no artist was better in front of a live audience than the great Jackie Wilson.

Freddie King - "Sweet Home Chicago"

 Nothing against Albert or B.B, but Freddie has always been my favorite KING. Here, in a 1974 gig in Sweden we get him at his very best, backed by a band that soars and is equal to the great musician they're backing. Freddie's brother is on bass and I hope I got all the credits correctly. If I'm wrong on anyone, please let me know. It took more than 24 hours to find the names of the guys in the band. Sweet HOme Chicago is one of the favorites of blues artists everywhere and a perfect illustration of the 12 bar blues.

Freddie King - "Sweet Home Chicago"

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 Nothing against Albert or B.B, but Freddie has always been my favorite KING. Here, in a 1974 gig in Sweden we get him at his very best, backed by a band that soars and is equal to the great musician they're backing. Freddie's brother is on bass and I hope I got all the credits correctly. If I'm wrong on anyone, please let me know. It took more than 24 hours to find the names of the guys in the band. Sweet HOme Chicago is one of the favorites of blues artists everywhere and a perfect illustration of the 12 bar blues.

Mel Brooks - "It's Good To Be The King"

 "The poor ain't so bad"......Another classic bit of Mel Brooks insanity, as we see what was behind the French Revolution, sort of; A brilliant cast including Harvey Korman, Andreas Voutsinas and Pamela Stephenson plus Brooks in one of his best send ups as the King AND The Piss Boy ...what else could we ask for?

Mel Brooks - "It's Good To Be The King"

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 "The poor ain't so bad"......Another classic bit of Mel Brooks insanity, as we see what was behind the French Revolution, sort of; A brilliant cast including Harvey Korman, Andreas Voutsinas and Pamela Stephenson plus Brooks in one of his best send ups as the King AND The Piss Boy ...what else could we ask for?

Walter Trout HEART Is True

 Walter Trout is back and touring after a serious illness and that's great news. Here's a track from the Paradiso DVD whose title "My Heart Is True" seems in tune with Trout's dedication to the blues.

Walter Trout HEART Is True

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 Walter Trout is back and touring after a serious illness and that's great news. Here's a track from the Paradiso DVD whose title "My Heart Is True" seems in tune with Trout's dedication to the blues.

When The Music's Over" - The Doors Live 1968

 ".....cancel my subscription to the resurrection" .... The Doors at this point in time expressed very well what LA was about in music, politics and confrontation between young and old. The track comes from their second album engineered by Bruce Botnick, who I'm guessing just might be the guy you'll see on stage next to the drum platform. It looks like he's working the PA or monitor controls, just a guess. Since PA systems were still not worth a shit, the Doors would have controlled the mix which was belted out via all the monitors you see on stage. I believe the remote audio recording gear may have been provided by Wally Heider, but Botnick was the key guy. Paul Rothchild was the producer. These guys were such good musicians they could replicate what they laid down in the studio, and because it was live, maybe give it a bit more of an edge. To put July 1968 and the mood of the country in context in case you weren't around at that time: We had more than 500,000 American men and women fighting in Vietnam IT was a presidential election year which began with Lyndon Johnson announcing on national television that he wouldn't run for reelection.. On April 4th, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, setting off riots in a number of cities. In May 1968, French students and some labor unions shut down the government for three weeks. 1968 - an average of 250 Americans a week were coming home from Vietnam in body bags. By June, with Johnson out of the race, Sen Robert Kennedy was emerging as the front runner for the Democrats, and a month to the day before the Doors played this gig, Senator Kennedy having just won the California primary, told his joyous supporters at a victory party in the ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel, "now it's on to Chicago", only to be shot in the head moments later as he exited through the hotel's kitchen. IN August at the Democratic convention in Chicago, young people by the thousands came to peacefully protest the eventual selection of Hubert Humphrey, but would be seen nightly on American television being beaten, tear gassed and arrested by the Chicago police on orders from the Mayor. At the Mexico City Olympics, American sprinters Tommy Smith and John Carlos won Gold and Bronze in the 200 meters, bowed their heads during the playing of the National Anthem each raised one arm with a black glove enclosing the fist in protest to how Black Americans were treated at home. And on August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union got fed up with all the "freedom" the people of Czechoslovakia had been experiencing under the leadership of Alexander Dubcek, sending tanks in to restore order,and of course arrest Mr.Dubcek...the KGB accompanied the tanks and no doubt served as a glorious example of how to win friends and influence people to a young recruit some eight years later. I , of course, am referring to the Kremlin's # 1 witty and charming fun boy, Vladimir "The Big Choke Hold" Putin. Do yourself a favor sometime and pull out the album and listen to it on headphones or ear buds.....Truly, nothing sounds quite as good as this recording and it was done on a four track board.

When The Music's Over" - The Doors Live 1968

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 ".....cancel my subscription to the resurrection" .... The Doors at this point in time expressed very well what LA was about in music, politics and confrontation between young and old. The track comes from their second album engineered by Bruce Botnick, who I'm guessing just might be the guy you'll see on stage next to the drum platform. It looks like he's working the PA or monitor controls, just a guess. Since PA systems were still not worth a shit, the Doors would have controlled the mix which was belted out via all the monitors you see on stage. I believe the remote audio recording gear may have been provided by Wally Heider, but Botnick was the key guy. Paul Rothchild was the producer. These guys were such good musicians they could replicate what they laid down in the studio, and because it was live, maybe give it a bit more of an edge. To put July 1968 and the mood of the country in context in case you weren't around at that time: We had more than 500,000 American men and women fighting in Vietnam IT was a presidential election year which began with Lyndon Johnson announcing on national television that he wouldn't run for reelection.. On April 4th, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, setting off riots in a number of cities. In May 1968, French students and some labor unions shut down the government for three weeks. 1968 - an average of 250 Americans a week were coming home from Vietnam in body bags. By June, with Johnson out of the race, Sen Robert Kennedy was emerging as the front runner for the Democrats, and a month to the day before the Doors played this gig, Senator Kennedy having just won the California primary, told his joyous supporters at a victory party in the ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel, "now it's on to Chicago", only to be shot in the head moments later as he exited through the hotel's kitchen. IN August at the Democratic convention in Chicago, young people by the thousands came to peacefully protest the eventual selection of Hubert Humphrey, but would be seen nightly on American television being beaten, tear gassed and arrested by the Chicago police on orders from the Mayor. At the Mexico City Olympics, American sprinters Tommy Smith and John Carlos won Gold and Bronze in the 200 meters, bowed their heads during the playing of the National Anthem each raised one arm with a black glove enclosing the fist in protest to how Black Americans were treated at home. And on August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union got fed up with all the "freedom" the people of Czechoslovakia had been experiencing under the leadership of Alexander Dubcek, sending tanks in to restore order,and of course arrest Mr.Dubcek...the KGB accompanied the tanks and no doubt served as a glorious example of how to win friends and influence people to a young recruit some eight years later. I , of course, am referring to the Kremlin's # 1 witty and charming fun boy, Vladimir "The Big Choke Hold" Putin. Do yourself a favor sometime and pull out the album and listen to it on headphones or ear buds.....Truly, nothing sounds quite as good as this recording and it was done on a four track board.

"Call Me The Breeze" - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976 LIVE

 Burning down the house at the Knebworth festival of 1976, here's Lynyrd Skynyrd at it's very best. Cool solos by Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson singing harmony with Ronnie Van Zant. Just by looking at how the English kids were reacting to the music you can see how powerful Skynyrd was that hot afternoon in the UK. Fabuloous !

"Call Me The Breeze" - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976 LIVE

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 Burning down the house at the Knebworth festival of 1976, here's Lynyrd Skynyrd at it's very best. Cool solos by Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson singing harmony with Ronnie Van Zant. Just by looking at how the English kids were reacting to the music you can see how powerful Skynyrd was that hot afternoon in the UK. Fabuloous !

Sly and The Family Stone - "Wanna Take You Higher"

 Here's another band from the 1960's and 70's that was unique in approach and make up. It was really a family, with two brothers and a sister. This was dance music with an attitude. And this track from the band's Woodstock performance was one of the highlights of the film and certainly turned the band into a worldwide hit making machine, at least for a while. Listed as one of the 14 bands on Saturday Day # 2, Sly and the group didn't hit the stage until Sunday morning around 3:30 following Janis Joplin and preceding The Who.

Sly and The Family Stone - "Wanna Take You Higher"

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 Here's another band from the 1960's and 70's that was unique in approach and make up. It was really a family, with two brothers and a sister. This was dance music with an attitude. And this track from the band's Woodstock performance was one of the highlights of the film and certainly turned the band into a worldwide hit making machine, at least for a while. Listed as one of the 14 bands on Saturday Day # 2, Sly and the group didn't hit the stage until Sunday morning around 3:30 following Janis Joplin and preceding The Who.

"Manteca" - Dizzy Gillespie and the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

 This performance to my mind illustrates the emotion and artistry of modern jazz as played by an amazing group of world class musicians headed by the incomparable Dizzy Gillespie. By the way, Jimmy Woode is the same bass player who with Sam Woodyard on drums helped drive Paul Gonzalves to 27 choruses of Duke Ellington's "Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue" as performed by the Ellington band during the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. BE-POP / MODERN JAZZ - Dizzy Gillespie, as you probably are aware, was one of the key proponents of what became hard jazz/modern jazz which first appeared in clubs like Minton's Playhouse in NYC in the 1940's....KENNY CLARKE was an integral part of the scene,as well. WARNING -- We are now approaching a DRUMMER Tech ZONE And EVEN MORE importantly, as I just found out in researching info for this video, it was Kenny Clarke who changed the way drummers played. Instead of using the bass drum as the primary time keeping sound and the snare with either brushes or sticks, it was Kenny Clarke in these initial forays into playing jazz in a new way who made cymbals the focal point ! Specifically, it was Clarke who began making the ride cymbal played with his right hand and the left foot working the high hat on the two and four beats as the driving force. After listening to a lot of Cannonball Adderley and drummer Louis Hayes, when in 3/4 time I found the high hat groove was the focal point around which the groove was anchored on 2 as in 1 TWO 3, leaving me free to accent the main time keeping element with both my left hand on the snare and right foot on the bass drum. Regarding the whole business by critics of having to CALL a musical style "something" , the whole business of always having to label all music styles, Kenny Clarke had that covered as well when he said, 'Bebop' was a label that certain journalists later gave it, but we never labeled the music. It was just modern music, we would call it. We wouldn't call it anything, really, just music." - Kenny Clarke Tenor player RONNIE SCOTT owned the best jazz club in London. But in order hear this NEW MUSIC for himself when it was just beginning after the war, Scott accepted music gigs aboard ships of the Cunard Line bound for New York from London, and while waiting for the return trip, SCOTT hit the clubs where he first heard Dizzy and Kenny Clarke among others playing the so called new music we hear here.

"Manteca" - Dizzy Gillespie and the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

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 This performance to my mind illustrates the emotion and artistry of modern jazz as played by an amazing group of world class musicians headed by the incomparable Dizzy Gillespie. By the way, Jimmy Woode is the same bass player who with Sam Woodyard on drums helped drive Paul Gonzalves to 27 choruses of Duke Ellington's "Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue" as performed by the Ellington band during the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. BE-POP / MODERN JAZZ - Dizzy Gillespie, as you probably are aware, was one of the key proponents of what became hard jazz/modern jazz which first appeared in clubs like Minton's Playhouse in NYC in the 1940's....KENNY CLARKE was an integral part of the scene,as well. WARNING -- We are now approaching a DRUMMER Tech ZONE And EVEN MORE importantly, as I just found out in researching info for this video, it was Kenny Clarke who changed the way drummers played. Instead of using the bass drum as the primary time keeping sound and the snare with either brushes or sticks, it was Kenny Clarke in these initial forays into playing jazz in a new way who made cymbals the focal point ! Specifically, it was Clarke who began making the ride cymbal played with his right hand and the left foot working the high hat on the two and four beats as the driving force. After listening to a lot of Cannonball Adderley and drummer Louis Hayes, when in 3/4 time I found the high hat groove was the focal point around which the groove was anchored on 2 as in 1 TWO 3, leaving me free to accent the main time keeping element with both my left hand on the snare and right foot on the bass drum. Regarding the whole business by critics of having to CALL a musical style "something" , the whole business of always having to label all music styles, Kenny Clarke had that covered as well when he said, 'Bebop' was a label that certain journalists later gave it, but we never labeled the music. It was just modern music, we would call it. We wouldn't call it anything, really, just music." - Kenny Clarke Tenor player RONNIE SCOTT owned the best jazz club in London. But in order hear this NEW MUSIC for himself when it was just beginning after the war, Scott accepted music gigs aboard ships of the Cunard Line bound for New York from London, and while waiting for the return trip, SCOTT hit the clubs where he first heard Dizzy and Kenny Clarke among others playing the so called new music we hear here.

"Sympathy for The Devil" - The Rolling Stones Live

 What's significant about this live performance is that it was the first time Mick Taylor played with the band in public after replacing Brian Jones. Sadly, it also ended up being a memorial service for Brian Jones, who had been found at the bottom of his swimming pool just two days before the concert. The original version of "Sympathy for the Devil" was side1, cut 1 of Beggars Banquet, first released in December 1968. I remember precisely where I was when I first heard the Banquet version: March '69 on leave from the Navy in Japan, home in LA for my sister's wedding...sitting on the living room floor of my best friend's gigantic apartment with the Sunset Strip right below , a beer in one hand and some pretty stoner weed in the other. Four large speakers are positioned facing me at Front left front right, back left and back right with the volume cranked up to 11...and Mick's got me hanging on every word..ch-me.org/videos/video-TFeFLNUy8js.html And once the backing voices kick in at just about 2 minutes, I am pretty much nailed to the floor for the next 30 minutes. The live tour album "Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out" has an amazing version where first Keith Richards and then Mick Taylor lay down solos for the ages, especially Taylor's second stint in response to Jagger's call out : "Brother Taylor"...ch-me.org/videos/video-XSjT1JBLnN4.html This was a free concert in Hyde Park and you get a real feel for what Swinging London was like in the summer of 1969.... In case you weren't alive then, 1968 had been a year of death -- an average of 250 US soldiers killed per week in Vietnam, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Chicago Police tear gassing and beating students in the streets during the Democratic National Convention, unrest, protest and massive demonstrations against authority around the world...I mean the students in France managed to shut down the national government for three weeks! Yet, it's a testament to the people in the UK that a year later they could interact so easily with others....then, there was Woodstock on an even larger scale. What I don't agree with is the amount of "impending doom" of cooperation and such that has been placed on the Altamont Concert. Yes, there was a horrible murder captured on camera, but after this event came the 1970s. I Know, I was there, in LA mostly...it slowly grew in sexual "explorations", shall we say where by mid decade, well, it really was The Love Decade.

"Sympathy for The Devil" - The Rolling Stones Live

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 What's significant about this live performance is that it was the first time Mick Taylor played with the band in public after replacing Brian Jones. Sadly, it also ended up being a memorial service for Brian Jones, who had been found at the bottom of his swimming pool just two days before the concert. The original version of "Sympathy for the Devil" was side1, cut 1 of Beggars Banquet, first released in December 1968. I remember precisely where I was when I first heard the Banquet version: March '69 on leave from the Navy in Japan, home in LA for my sister's wedding...sitting on the living room floor of my best friend's gigantic apartment with the Sunset Strip right below , a beer in one hand and some pretty stoner weed in the other. Four large speakers are positioned facing me at Front left front right, back left and back right with the volume cranked up to 11...and Mick's got me hanging on every word..ch-me.org/videos/video-TFeFLNUy8js.html And once the backing voices kick in at just about 2 minutes, I am pretty much nailed to the floor for the next 30 minutes. The live tour album "Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out" has an amazing version where first Keith Richards and then Mick Taylor lay down solos for the ages, especially Taylor's second stint in response to Jagger's call out : "Brother Taylor"...ch-me.org/videos/video-XSjT1JBLnN4.html This was a free concert in Hyde Park and you get a real feel for what Swinging London was like in the summer of 1969.... In case you weren't alive then, 1968 had been a year of death -- an average of 250 US soldiers killed per week in Vietnam, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Chicago Police tear gassing and beating students in the streets during the Democratic National Convention, unrest, protest and massive demonstrations against authority around the world...I mean the students in France managed to shut down the national government for three weeks! Yet, it's a testament to the people in the UK that a year later they could interact so easily with others....then, there was Woodstock on an even larger scale. What I don't agree with is the amount of "impending doom" of cooperation and such that has been placed on the Altamont Concert. Yes, there was a horrible murder captured on camera, but after this event came the 1970s. I Know, I was there, in LA mostly...it slowly grew in sexual "explorations", shall we say where by mid decade, well, it really was The Love Decade.

"Jumpin' At The Woodside" - The Tonight Show Big Band

 About two months after Johnny Carson said goodbye to the Tonight Show, Doc Severinsen brought the band to the Arsenio Hall Show. Here's one of the great Count Basie songs and done very well by some of the best studio and jazz players in the world, including Snookie Young, Bill Perkins, Conte Condoli, Ross Tompkins and featuring solos by Doc Severinsen and Pete Christlieb on tenor sax.

"Jumpin' At The Woodside" - The Tonight Show Big Band

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 About two months after Johnny Carson said goodbye to the Tonight Show, Doc Severinsen brought the band to the Arsenio Hall Show. Here's one of the great Count Basie songs and done very well by some of the best studio and jazz players in the world, including Snookie Young, Bill Perkins, Conte Condoli, Ross Tompkins and featuring solos by Doc Severinsen and Pete Christlieb on tenor sax.

Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains" 1996 Live

 Here's one of the best live bands in any genre still early in their tenure, but this version of Rains just smokes off this Rockpalast concert stage. Shirley Manson, just a year into the band's history is already taking more ownership of the performance and nobody ever looked better in big boots....sorry, appreciation not exploitation.

Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains" 1996 Live

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 Here's one of the best live bands in any genre still early in their tenure, but this version of Rains just smokes off this Rockpalast concert stage. Shirley Manson, just a year into the band's history is already taking more ownership of the performance and nobody ever looked better in big boots....sorry, appreciation not exploitation.

The Faces - " Too Much Woman"

 Here's another reason this line up at this time in 1972 made this one of the very best live rock groups in the world. Rod Stewart at the top of his game, and that goes for Ron nie Lane, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, too. You can also see why what fans were anticipating we would hear from Ronnie Wood when he took over for Mick Taylor in the Stones. That he never really rose to this level ( my opinion) doesn't detract from what's here or from the work Wood did with The Stones.

The Faces - " Too Much Woman"

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 Here's another reason this line up at this time in 1972 made this one of the very best live rock groups in the world. Rod Stewart at the top of his game, and that goes for Ron nie Lane, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, too. You can also see why what fans were anticipating we would hear from Ronnie Wood when he took over for Mick Taylor in the Stones. That he never really rose to this level ( my opinion) doesn't detract from what's here or from the work Wood did with The Stones.

Dr John The Band  "Such a Night"

 I had always known him by the full title Dr. John The Night Tripper, but however you billed him, John "Mac" Rebennack was the real New Orleans deal. One of the highlights from The Last Waltz..... From the first half of the evening, Joanie Mitchell, Neil Young and Ronnie Hawkins had already been on before the Dr. slid out to lay his groove on 'em.

Dr John The Band "Such a Night"

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 I had always known him by the full title Dr. John The Night Tripper, but however you billed him, John "Mac" Rebennack was the real New Orleans deal. One of the highlights from The Last Waltz..... From the first half of the evening, Joanie Mitchell, Neil Young and Ronnie Hawkins had already been on before the Dr. slid out to lay his groove on 'em.

Garbage - "I Think I'm Paranoid" - 2005

 Ten years after they first hit MTV, one of the truly great live bands is at it again in a live performance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2005. Guitarists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker play all the parts from the studio original, but are more hooked in because it's live. Butch Vig 's drumming ditto and Mike Kashou on bass is right on, as well. And Shirley Manson, well she is nothing less than spectacular. There's this quality about her voice, which makes me think of John Coltrane playing tenor sax and the tone he go that no one else could touch."Sheets of Sound" was how it was described and is what I hear coming from Manson. She hits ALL the notes live and makes the song sound new and exciting. The phrase "kicks ass and takes names" seems very appropriate. I worked on the mix to bring it out.

Garbage - "I Think I'm Paranoid" - 2005

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 Ten years after they first hit MTV, one of the truly great live bands is at it again in a live performance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2005. Guitarists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker play all the parts from the studio original, but are more hooked in because it's live. Butch Vig 's drumming ditto and Mike Kashou on bass is right on, as well. And Shirley Manson, well she is nothing less than spectacular. There's this quality about her voice, which makes me think of John Coltrane playing tenor sax and the tone he go that no one else could touch."Sheets of Sound" was how it was described and is what I hear coming from Manson. She hits ALL the notes live and makes the song sound new and exciting. The phrase "kicks ass and takes names" seems very appropriate. I worked on the mix to bring it out.

Bitch - Rolling Stones Live 1972

 "You call my name, salivate like a Pavlov dog"...Truly one of the best lines ever written....and here's a great example of just why The Rolling Stones were called the greatest rock and roll band. This is also the best line up in my opinion with Mick Taylor, although on this track it's Keith Richards who lays down a smokin' riff after riff backing for Mick. Everybody's on, and somebody who never gets a nod, Bill Wyman, is excellent, as well.

Bitch - Rolling Stones Live 1972

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 "You call my name, salivate like a Pavlov dog"...Truly one of the best lines ever written....and here's a great example of just why The Rolling Stones were called the greatest rock and roll band. This is also the best line up in my opinion with Mick Taylor, although on this track it's Keith Richards who lays down a smokin' riff after riff backing for Mick. Everybody's on, and somebody who never gets a nod, Bill Wyman, is excellent, as well.

BEE GEES - "Stayin' Alive"

 Combining a live BEE Gees concert with dance footage from Saturday Night Fever seemed like a good idea. As someone who took part in line dancing and such in discos during the 1970's, it could be as fun as it looks. The Bee Gees hadn't started on the film score when these dance scenes were shot. Apparently, a track from Boz Scaggs " Low Down" was used thinking the group would give permission for use, but they turned Fever down waiting for a"bigger disco film".....wrong !

BEE GEES - "Stayin' Alive"

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 Combining a live BEE Gees concert with dance footage from Saturday Night Fever seemed like a good idea. As someone who took part in line dancing and such in discos during the 1970's, it could be as fun as it looks. The Bee Gees hadn't started on the film score when these dance scenes were shot. Apparently, a track from Boz Scaggs " Low Down" was used thinking the group would give permission for use, but they turned Fever down waiting for a"bigger disco film".....wrong !

3/5th of A Mile in Ten Seconds - Jefferson Airplane

 My favorite San Francisco band doing one of their best live at Woodstock. The morning of Aug. 17, 1969 when the Airplane was announced by Chip Monk(that amazing PA voice of Woodstock), Grace Slick said "welcome to morning music by maniacs" or something close to that. The Jefferson Airplane was much like a jazz and blues band in that they never played a song the same way , and you can see how they played off of each other in this performance. You can tell this band liked making music, especially as reflected in the face of Ms. Slick. The original cut is on an album called "Bless It's Little Pointed Head" referring to a wine bottle size. That's also a live cut from the Filmore West, I believe and you hear the end of a motion light show featuring the end of King Kong with the words....."It was beauty that killed the beast". I did some work on the audio to brighten it, hope you like.

3/5th of A Mile in Ten Seconds - Jefferson Airplane

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 My favorite San Francisco band doing one of their best live at Woodstock. The morning of Aug. 17, 1969 when the Airplane was announced by Chip Monk(that amazing PA voice of Woodstock), Grace Slick said "welcome to morning music by maniacs" or something close to that. The Jefferson Airplane was much like a jazz and blues band in that they never played a song the same way , and you can see how they played off of each other in this performance. You can tell this band liked making music, especially as reflected in the face of Ms. Slick. The original cut is on an album called "Bless It's Little Pointed Head" referring to a wine bottle size. That's also a live cut from the Filmore West, I believe and you hear the end of a motion light show featuring the end of King Kong with the words....."It was beauty that killed the beast". I did some work on the audio to brighten it, hope you like.

"Hamburger Midnight" - Little Feat

 If I had to pick one track, this would be my favorite Little Feat song. I have never heard anything like it since it was the first single from the first Little Feat album in 1970-71. There is a video of this track from the expanded Little Feat line up, but not the original four, as it really was a different band. The mix is as in your face stunning as I've heard -- Lowell's searing guitar riffs created via his Fender and Pignose amps and a voice with an edge sharp enough to cut diamonds -- Richie Hayward - matched Lowell's intensity with a technical virtuosity I thought was right there with Ginger Baker, Jon Bonham and Keith Moon -- Bill Payne matching the emotion and technical mastery of the others with Roy Estrada's controlled power anchoring the bottom. I'm pretty decent at audio editing, but my video editing leaves a lot to be desired, yet thanks to the wonderful photographs Linda Wolf shot at the Warner Bros. Studios and sound stages in 1970, plus pics by Liz George, Susan Titelman, June Millington ( lead guitar of Fanny) and the cover shot by Frank Bez, why not give it shot? Backing this track was "Strawberry Flats" a truer picture of the political climate of the country at that very moment I haven't heard. Here are the photographic credits and you'll see them listed in the video: Most of the Photos were shot by the incomparable Linda Wolf www.lindawolfphotography.com/ Take time to visit her site....she also did the definitive stills of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of that same year. Additional photos are from Elizabeth George - Susan Titelman June Millington and the cover shot by Frank Bez from a concept by Susan Titelman, who then soon married Ry Cooder, speaking of amazing guitar players, who played on this album, as well. . Her brother Russ Titelman procued the album

"Hamburger Midnight" - Little Feat

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 If I had to pick one track, this would be my favorite Little Feat song. I have never heard anything like it since it was the first single from the first Little Feat album in 1970-71. There is a video of this track from the expanded Little Feat line up, but not the original four, as it really was a different band. The mix is as in your face stunning as I've heard -- Lowell's searing guitar riffs created via his Fender and Pignose amps and a voice with an edge sharp enough to cut diamonds -- Richie Hayward - matched Lowell's intensity with a technical virtuosity I thought was right there with Ginger Baker, Jon Bonham and Keith Moon -- Bill Payne matching the emotion and technical mastery of the others with Roy Estrada's controlled power anchoring the bottom. I'm pretty decent at audio editing, but my video editing leaves a lot to be desired, yet thanks to the wonderful photographs Linda Wolf shot at the Warner Bros. Studios and sound stages in 1970, plus pics by Liz George, Susan Titelman, June Millington ( lead guitar of Fanny) and the cover shot by Frank Bez, why not give it shot? Backing this track was "Strawberry Flats" a truer picture of the political climate of the country at that very moment I haven't heard. Here are the photographic credits and you'll see them listed in the video: Most of the Photos were shot by the incomparable Linda Wolf www.lindawolfphotography.com/ Take time to visit her site....she also did the definitive stills of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of that same year. Additional photos are from Elizabeth George - Susan Titelman June Millington and the cover shot by Frank Bez from a concept by Susan Titelman, who then soon married Ry Cooder, speaking of amazing guitar players, who played on this album, as well. . Her brother Russ Titelman procued the album

"All That You Dream" - Little Feat Live

 This from a very cool DVD called Skin It Back from Eagle Vision from the Rockpalast concert in Germany which I bought not too long ago and this is a great version with Lowell George in his usual impeccable form. Bonnie Raitt said Lowell George, "he was the best singer, songwriter and guitar player I have ever heard, hands down, in my life". And she ought to know, given her singing stature ( try Raitt's version of "Runaway" sometime.....and her dad was one of the best Broadway and Motion Picture singer stars. Couldn't have put it better myself.

"All That You Dream" - Little Feat Live

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 This from a very cool DVD called Skin It Back from Eagle Vision from the Rockpalast concert in Germany which I bought not too long ago and this is a great version with Lowell George in his usual impeccable form. Bonnie Raitt said Lowell George, "he was the best singer, songwriter and guitar player I have ever heard, hands down, in my life". And she ought to know, given her singing stature ( try Raitt's version of "Runaway" sometime.....and her dad was one of the best Broadway and Motion Picture singer stars. Couldn't have put it better myself.

Travelin Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976

 Here's another iconic track from Skynyrd's great concert at Knebworth in the summer of 1996.

Travelin Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976

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 Here's another iconic track from Skynyrd's great concert at Knebworth in the summer of 1996.

Sting Me- The Black Crowes

 From a 1992 Jay Leno appearance, this is the Crowes' line up at the band's most powerful point, including the lead vocals of Chris Robinson. In the credits when you see just first names for the two female singers, that's all that the band ever published, which is my one real criticism of the Robinsons.

Sting Me- The Black Crowes

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 From a 1992 Jay Leno appearance, this is the Crowes' line up at the band's most powerful point, including the lead vocals of Chris Robinson. In the credits when you see just first names for the two female singers, that's all that the band ever published, which is my one real criticism of the Robinsons.

"The Man That Got Away" - Judy Garland

 From her own CBS TV show, here's a prime example of the power and emotion Judy Garland was able to bring to a song and bring out from her audience. She begins by telling an amusing anecdote from the year she was up for Best Actress in "A Star is Born". Her charm, wit and ability to reach out and connect to each of us is wonderful and so refreshing.. Then, Judy Garland sings, it could be page 28 from a phone book, it would still be memorable, but it's one of her songs from the 1954 "A Star is Born" , "The Man That Got Away". music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Garland's longtime musical director, Mort Lindsey did the arrangement. If you are familiar with the triumphs and tragedies of Judy Garland's life, you'll marvel all the more, at least I do at how this tiny woman who could have called it quits years before, has the courage and the heart to stand center stage, plant her feet and blow the roof off the theater. If all you know about Judy Garland is "The Wizard of Oz", be prepared to be touched and entertained by a true legendary artist. She could act, dance and sing and there's not been anyone like her. Her daughter Liza herself was an amazing live performer in her 20's and 30's, but couldn't sustain the edge and vibrancy her mom was still able to generate in her 60's. I've watched this maybe 50 times in the last two weeks, and I still get chills when she nails the high notes....I'll never tire of listening.

"The Man That Got Away" - Judy Garland

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 From her own CBS TV show, here's a prime example of the power and emotion Judy Garland was able to bring to a song and bring out from her audience. She begins by telling an amusing anecdote from the year she was up for Best Actress in "A Star is Born". Her charm, wit and ability to reach out and connect to each of us is wonderful and so refreshing.. Then, Judy Garland sings, it could be page 28 from a phone book, it would still be memorable, but it's one of her songs from the 1954 "A Star is Born" , "The Man That Got Away". music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Garland's longtime musical director, Mort Lindsey did the arrangement. If you are familiar with the triumphs and tragedies of Judy Garland's life, you'll marvel all the more, at least I do at how this tiny woman who could have called it quits years before, has the courage and the heart to stand center stage, plant her feet and blow the roof off the theater. If all you know about Judy Garland is "The Wizard of Oz", be prepared to be touched and entertained by a true legendary artist. She could act, dance and sing and there's not been anyone like her. Her daughter Liza herself was an amazing live performer in her 20's and 30's, but couldn't sustain the edge and vibrancy her mom was still able to generate in her 60's. I've watched this maybe 50 times in the last two weeks, and I still get chills when she nails the high notes....I'll never tire of listening.

"Shaking The Tree" - Peter Gabriel Secret World Tour 1994

 Here's another exceptional live performance from Peter Gabriel. Paula Cole joins him along with his regular mates, David Rhodes, Tony Levin,. Manu Katche in a track that certainly reflects the music of South Africa.

"Shaking The Tree" - Peter Gabriel Secret World Tour 1994

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 Here's another exceptional live performance from Peter Gabriel. Paula Cole joins him along with his regular mates, David Rhodes, Tony Levin,. Manu Katche in a track that certainly reflects the music of South Africa.

"Honeysuckle Rose" - Anita O'Day Live in Sweden 1963

 Anita O'Day was one of the truly great jazz singers , unique in her stylings and interpretations. When you reflect on her contemporaries, one understands just how memorable the time was from the 1940's through the 1970's; Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Annie Ross, June Christy, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Martha Tilton and that's just a very short list. AS has often been said, Jazz is or was America's only original art form. Now, I would argue against that, but the way great jazz touches so many souls is here .....less than 20 years after the end of World War II, the bass player is from Poland and the pianist calls Sweden home.

"Honeysuckle Rose" - Anita O'Day Live in Sweden 1963

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 Anita O'Day was one of the truly great jazz singers , unique in her stylings and interpretations. When you reflect on her contemporaries, one understands just how memorable the time was from the 1940's through the 1970's; Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Annie Ross, June Christy, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Martha Tilton and that's just a very short list. AS has often been said, Jazz is or was America's only original art form. Now, I would argue against that, but the way great jazz touches so many souls is here .....less than 20 years after the end of World War II, the bass player is from Poland and the pianist calls Sweden home.

Manteca - Quincy Jones in Tokyo

 Here's another brilliant arrangement by leader and conductor Quincy Jones. Solos by Greg Phillinganes, Toots Thielemans, Jerome Richardson and a powerhouse creative extended riff by Pete Christlieb are featured. This version compares well to the original Dizzy Gillespie version from the album Dizzy at Newport, although quite different at the same time. You can find it on CH-me, but I might post a version as well. Fast, furious and considering it was 1957, seven years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the band's sentiments about "going back to Georgia" must be understood in context. Anyway, you'll dig it. I had a good basic track to work with from an audio perspective and tried to enhance it to I think good results. You be the judge.

Manteca - Quincy Jones in Tokyo

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 Here's another brilliant arrangement by leader and conductor Quincy Jones. Solos by Greg Phillinganes, Toots Thielemans, Jerome Richardson and a powerhouse creative extended riff by Pete Christlieb are featured. This version compares well to the original Dizzy Gillespie version from the album Dizzy at Newport, although quite different at the same time. You can find it on CH-me, but I might post a version as well. Fast, furious and considering it was 1957, seven years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the band's sentiments about "going back to Georgia" must be understood in context. Anyway, you'll dig it. I had a good basic track to work with from an audio perspective and tried to enhance it to I think good results. You be the judge.

Johnny Winter - "Be Careful With A Fool" - LIVE  1970

 When the subject is blues and rock guitarists and the late 1960's, the first player I think of is Johnny Winter. Here from 1970 and a Danish TV broadcast is Winter right to the point. Backed by in my opinion the best blues bass player around, the very young Tommy Shannon and drummer John Turner, here's a very young and healthy Johnny Winter - no tricks, no gimmicks, just a fabulous musician playing the music he grew up hearing.

Johnny Winter - "Be Careful With A Fool" - LIVE 1970

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 When the subject is blues and rock guitarists and the late 1960's, the first player I think of is Johnny Winter. Here from 1970 and a Danish TV broadcast is Winter right to the point. Backed by in my opinion the best blues bass player around, the very young Tommy Shannon and drummer John Turner, here's a very young and healthy Johnny Winter - no tricks, no gimmicks, just a fabulous musician playing the music he grew up hearing.

"Look At Little Sister" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble LIVE

 Whoops, I thought I'd added some background to this video, but better late than never. From an Austin Texas special taping, here's Stevie Ray and Double Trouble as a foursome, with Reese Wynans on keyboards as the newest member. Heck of a player and when you think about it, so many rock and blues oriented bands were that much better when with the added sound. Piano has always been a staple of rock and blues, and of course, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino all played piano..I can't imagine the Rolling Stones without Ian Hunter or Nicky Hopkins ( although they were never seen on stage), Billy Powell with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Levell with the Black Crowes and the Stones, Eddie Harsch with the Crowes, Bill Payne with Little Feat, Leon Russell, Richard Manuel with the Band and maybe the best rock pianist I ever heard in concert, by himself in front of a packed Universal Amphitheater crowd of 5000 when it was outside in the late 70;s, Sir Elton John. This is also a classic example of a great musician handling the pressure of breaking a string and flawlessly working with his guitar tech to make the change in mid-song without missing a note. Amazing !

"Look At Little Sister" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble LIVE

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 Whoops, I thought I'd added some background to this video, but better late than never. From an Austin Texas special taping, here's Stevie Ray and Double Trouble as a foursome, with Reese Wynans on keyboards as the newest member. Heck of a player and when you think about it, so many rock and blues oriented bands were that much better when with the added sound. Piano has always been a staple of rock and blues, and of course, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino all played piano..I can't imagine the Rolling Stones without Ian Hunter or Nicky Hopkins ( although they were never seen on stage), Billy Powell with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Levell with the Black Crowes and the Stones, Eddie Harsch with the Crowes, Bill Payne with Little Feat, Leon Russell, Richard Manuel with the Band and maybe the best rock pianist I ever heard in concert, by himself in front of a packed Universal Amphitheater crowd of 5000 when it was outside in the late 70;s, Sir Elton John. This is also a classic example of a great musician handling the pressure of breaking a string and flawlessly working with his guitar tech to make the change in mid-song without missing a note. Amazing !

"Honkey Tonk Women" - Joe Cocker 1970

 In remembrance of Joe Cocker and Bobby Keys, a classic from the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour of 1970.

"Honkey Tonk Women" - Joe Cocker 1970

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 In remembrance of Joe Cocker and Bobby Keys, a classic from the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour of 1970.

Holiday - Madonna Jam Down Under

 Here's another example of why Madonna is such a great live performer, an artist in the best sense of the word. Rather than taking the easy way out and doing it the same way over and over like one of those complacent shuck and jive phonys who are content to cash the check while phoning in another performance,. she creates a new and unique interpretation of, in this case, her classic "Holiday". Of all the concert videos I've seen, this is my favorite presentation. Inventive choreography and costuming ( try dancing in one of these coats sometime), then an arrangement that is strong on funk and a killer band featuring Victor Bailey on bass and Omar Hakim on drums. I put together the Jam sections 1 and 2 and lost the interim bit. And what really knocks me out is the ending when Madonna, Donna, Niki and the dancers all dance back UP the stairs backwards while seemingly turning those long coats ( a la the Guards of the Wicked Witch in "Wizard of Oz") into percussion instruments with the back beat on two and four where the groove dictates it always should be.

Holiday - Madonna Jam Down Under

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 Here's another example of why Madonna is such a great live performer, an artist in the best sense of the word. Rather than taking the easy way out and doing it the same way over and over like one of those complacent shuck and jive phonys who are content to cash the check while phoning in another performance,. she creates a new and unique interpretation of, in this case, her classic "Holiday". Of all the concert videos I've seen, this is my favorite presentation. Inventive choreography and costuming ( try dancing in one of these coats sometime), then an arrangement that is strong on funk and a killer band featuring Victor Bailey on bass and Omar Hakim on drums. I put together the Jam sections 1 and 2 and lost the interim bit. And what really knocks me out is the ending when Madonna, Donna, Niki and the dancers all dance back UP the stairs backwards while seemingly turning those long coats ( a la the Guards of the Wicked Witch in "Wizard of Oz") into percussion instruments with the back beat on two and four where the groove dictates it always should be.

"Living For The City" - Stevie Wonder 1974 Beat Show Live

 It's been 40 years since this performance and while we have made significant strides in race relations in this country, we still have work left to be done. I think I'm now listing the backing singers correctly; Denice Williams, Lani Groves and Shirley Brewer.

"Living For The City" - Stevie Wonder 1974 Beat Show Live

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 It's been 40 years since this performance and while we have made significant strides in race relations in this country, we still have work left to be done. I think I'm now listing the backing singers correctly; Denice Williams, Lani Groves and Shirley Brewer.

"Work Song" - Cannonball Adderley Quintet

 Prior to Yusef Lateef joining the band, it had been a quintet with Louis Hayes on drums, Sam Jones on bass and the brothers Adderley on alto sax Cannonball and cornet played by Nat. Only the pianist changed. Bobby Timmons was the first I remember and here it is Joe Zawinul, originally from Austria. Loved his playing and of course he went on to form Weather Report to great success. Here it's another moment of splendor from the band. Julian Cannonball Adderley was the best alto soloist I ever had the pleasure of hearing live and as I have said before, his brother Nat was something special, although he was not talked about at the time as being among the elite trumpet players like Miles and Dizzy. Because of Sam Jones and Louis Hayes, I learned more about how a drummer and bass player can work together.

"Work Song" - Cannonball Adderley Quintet

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 Prior to Yusef Lateef joining the band, it had been a quintet with Louis Hayes on drums, Sam Jones on bass and the brothers Adderley on alto sax Cannonball and cornet played by Nat. Only the pianist changed. Bobby Timmons was the first I remember and here it is Joe Zawinul, originally from Austria. Loved his playing and of course he went on to form Weather Report to great success. Here it's another moment of splendor from the band. Julian Cannonball Adderley was the best alto soloist I ever had the pleasure of hearing live and as I have said before, his brother Nat was something special, although he was not talked about at the time as being among the elite trumpet players like Miles and Dizzy. Because of Sam Jones and Louis Hayes, I learned more about how a drummer and bass player can work together.

"Rocket In My Pocket" - Little Feat 1977 Live

 This is one of Lowell George's unique looks at a common situation for men, done as usual with wit and charm and urgency befitting the predicament. Sam Clayton adds backing vocals to his conga drums behind the best combination, song writer, singer and guitar I've every heard, Lowell George. Paul Barrere and Lowell and their duel guitar soaring with Bill Payne's just right keyboards, Kenny Gradney layin' down the bottom funk with one of THE great rock drummers, Richie Hayward. This is Feat at its Best with a big assist from The Tower of Power Horn Section. I messed around with the audio a little which comes from the only all live Little Feat album, "Waiting for Columbus". As was done with other tracks on this live album, "Rocket" on the album is a mix of various performances.You'll notice this doesn't match exactly, but the quality is much better than from the concert video I thought you would overlook it. The Tower of Power Horn Section backs Feat with its usual accent and excitement.

"Rocket In My Pocket" - Little Feat 1977 Live

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 This is one of Lowell George's unique looks at a common situation for men, done as usual with wit and charm and urgency befitting the predicament. Sam Clayton adds backing vocals to his conga drums behind the best combination, song writer, singer and guitar I've every heard, Lowell George. Paul Barrere and Lowell and their duel guitar soaring with Bill Payne's just right keyboards, Kenny Gradney layin' down the bottom funk with one of THE great rock drummers, Richie Hayward. This is Feat at its Best with a big assist from The Tower of Power Horn Section. I messed around with the audio a little which comes from the only all live Little Feat album, "Waiting for Columbus". As was done with other tracks on this live album, "Rocket" on the album is a mix of various performances.You'll notice this doesn't match exactly, but the quality is much better than from the concert video I thought you would overlook it. The Tower of Power Horn Section backs Feat with its usual accent and excitement.

CREAM  "Crossroads" LIVE 1968

 My two favorite rock bass players have always been John Entwistle from the Who and Jack Bruce from Cream. Sadly, they are both gone, but aren't we lucky enough to have videos like this to remind us how special they were and how much the music they made still means to us. At the zenith of Cream's tenure, you would see painted on walls around London, "Clapton is God"...And this track is as good an example of why people felt that way. For me, the graffiti should have noted three deities, because on their respective instruments, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were just as unique as Clapton. Eric as you probably know came from a blues background ( John Mayall and the Yardbirds), Baker and Bruce may have had some experience with the style, but certainly both were excellent jazz musicians. Clapton was right on there, as well. Cream never played a song the same way twice. This version of the Robert Johnson song, "Crossroads" is a perfect example of three great players making music at that moment. The definitive track from "Wheels of Fire" was recorded at Bill Graham's Winterland in San Francisco on March 10, 1968. What I've done here is blend that audio with the video of the same song, this being from Cream's Farewell concert at the Albert Hall in London. It's not perfect by any means, but I was able to line things up to the point that it made sense to up load. The audio came from my CD of "Wheels of Fire"...I did a few adjustments here and there, but the quality is so much better than anything I've heard online it was worth a try.

CREAM "Crossroads" LIVE 1968

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 My two favorite rock bass players have always been John Entwistle from the Who and Jack Bruce from Cream. Sadly, they are both gone, but aren't we lucky enough to have videos like this to remind us how special they were and how much the music they made still means to us. At the zenith of Cream's tenure, you would see painted on walls around London, "Clapton is God"...And this track is as good an example of why people felt that way. For me, the graffiti should have noted three deities, because on their respective instruments, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were just as unique as Clapton. Eric as you probably know came from a blues background ( John Mayall and the Yardbirds), Baker and Bruce may have had some experience with the style, but certainly both were excellent jazz musicians. Clapton was right on there, as well. Cream never played a song the same way twice. This version of the Robert Johnson song, "Crossroads" is a perfect example of three great players making music at that moment. The definitive track from "Wheels of Fire" was recorded at Bill Graham's Winterland in San Francisco on March 10, 1968. What I've done here is blend that audio with the video of the same song, this being from Cream's Farewell concert at the Albert Hall in London. It's not perfect by any means, but I was able to line things up to the point that it made sense to up load. The audio came from my CD of "Wheels of Fire"...I did a few adjustments here and there, but the quality is so much better than anything I've heard online it was worth a try.

Marilyn Manson LIVE on MTV "Beautiful People" 1997

 Talk about explosive performances! It's probably a good thing this song closed the 1997 show, because other than AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and probably Metallica, I doubt any other band up for honors would have wanted to follow Manson. Then try and imagine one of the really bad hairbands (were there any good ones, really?) from the 1980's trying to follow this? No amount of glitter, hair gel and rehearsed preening could have hidden the fact that (Insert name) couldn't play live and even if they didn't completely suck, their songs did. Regardless of genre, it comes down to this for me: if I could, would I want to play in the best in your face, no bullshit band I've heard live in the last 20 years? And Marilyn Manson actually cares about the fans, in that Manson's official website has to be the most complete and detailed resource for all things MM. Here's a link into the Wiki section www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Marilyn_Manson

Marilyn Manson LIVE on MTV "Beautiful People" 1997

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 Talk about explosive performances! It's probably a good thing this song closed the 1997 show, because other than AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and probably Metallica, I doubt any other band up for honors would have wanted to follow Manson. Then try and imagine one of the really bad hairbands (were there any good ones, really?) from the 1980's trying to follow this? No amount of glitter, hair gel and rehearsed preening could have hidden the fact that (Insert name) couldn't play live and even if they didn't completely suck, their songs did. Regardless of genre, it comes down to this for me: if I could, would I want to play in the best in your face, no bullshit band I've heard live in the last 20 years? And Marilyn Manson actually cares about the fans, in that Manson's official website has to be the most complete and detailed resource for all things MM. Here's a link into the Wiki section www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Marilyn_Manson

Fleetwood Mac - "You Make Loving Fun" 1977

 Now in 2014, Fleetwood Mac is back and touring and Christine McVie I understand has returned to the band. Very cool. So, here's one of my favorite songs written and sung by Christine from the still amazing "Rumours" album. I'll assume you know the story behind the making of this album, but I can still not imagine how the band was able to stay a band ...well, maybe one key is the quality of the people involved. I met Mick Fleetwood and John McVie one afternoon about a year after the release of "Rumours" at the offices of the attorney for Fleetwood Mac at that time. I was just leaving and there were the two guys kind of reclining in the reception area, waiting patiently, not acting like true world music superstars, but rather a couple of guys hanging out. So, my point being, there was a control minus ego ( and from I know that goes for Stevie, Christine and Lindsey as well) that some people can rely on to keep from going completely whacko.....and now 37 years after "Rumours" MAC is back ! Regarding this particular film video, it's from the newly re-released Rosebud Film account of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 preparations to tour promoting "Rumours" although it would have sold regardless. This is a rehearsal, and so when Christine lays out from singing the bridge( I think that's the right term) that's the reason. I have seen the DVD for this from a company called Maximum Sound...it's on Stevie Nicks' official site. Does anyone know anything about Maximum Sound? As I often do, I worked on the mix and I think it's a bit better. Let me know what you think if you have the time. Thanks, Bill

Fleetwood Mac - "You Make Loving Fun" 1977

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 Now in 2014, Fleetwood Mac is back and touring and Christine McVie I understand has returned to the band. Very cool. So, here's one of my favorite songs written and sung by Christine from the still amazing "Rumours" album. I'll assume you know the story behind the making of this album, but I can still not imagine how the band was able to stay a band ...well, maybe one key is the quality of the people involved. I met Mick Fleetwood and John McVie one afternoon about a year after the release of "Rumours" at the offices of the attorney for Fleetwood Mac at that time. I was just leaving and there were the two guys kind of reclining in the reception area, waiting patiently, not acting like true world music superstars, but rather a couple of guys hanging out. So, my point being, there was a control minus ego ( and from I know that goes for Stevie, Christine and Lindsey as well) that some people can rely on to keep from going completely whacko.....and now 37 years after "Rumours" MAC is back ! Regarding this particular film video, it's from the newly re-released Rosebud Film account of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 preparations to tour promoting "Rumours" although it would have sold regardless. This is a rehearsal, and so when Christine lays out from singing the bridge( I think that's the right term) that's the reason. I have seen the DVD for this from a company called Maximum Sound...it's on Stevie Nicks' official site. Does anyone know anything about Maximum Sound? As I often do, I worked on the mix and I think it's a bit better. Let me know what you think if you have the time. Thanks, Bill

Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live 1991

 Featuring the line up we know as being the band from the beginning, here's an excellent trip with the boys on one of my favorite tracks. Mike Campbell really soars. On a technical level, Tom Petty was the first guy I heard about who came up with a way to play back analog tapes when transferring old masters to digital. The backing would become soft and liquify to a certain extent in storage and you couldn't play the tapes for more than 15 seconds before they started gumming up the heads and all the metal connections....Petty was the first to Bake analog tapes and it worked. I know having transferred about 50 master tapes when the process was doable.

Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live 1991

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 Featuring the line up we know as being the band from the beginning, here's an excellent trip with the boys on one of my favorite tracks. Mike Campbell really soars. On a technical level, Tom Petty was the first guy I heard about who came up with a way to play back analog tapes when transferring old masters to digital. The backing would become soft and liquify to a certain extent in storage and you couldn't play the tapes for more than 15 seconds before they started gumming up the heads and all the metal connections....Petty was the first to Bake analog tapes and it worked. I know having transferred about 50 master tapes when the process was doable.

VOGUE  - Madonna  The Girlie Show World Tour

 Another take on a great song with some amazing dancers and the band is as usual on the money. I don't know if Madonna is lip syncing or not, I'd prefer she wasn't, but the band is playing live.

VOGUE - Madonna The Girlie Show World Tour

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 Another take on a great song with some amazing dancers and the band is as usual on the money. I don't know if Madonna is lip syncing or not, I'd prefer she wasn't, but the band is playing live.

"Hey Bartender" - The Blues Brothers 1978

 This started, as you may know, as merely a bit to warm up the audience before Saturday Night Live went on live in 1978. The band was an instant hit and took on a life of its own,almost. The Blues Brothers line up you see here was SNL's band, except for the addition of Tom Scott and was packed with some of the best jazz. rock, soul and blues players anywhere. Case in point: Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn were members of Booker T. and The MG's, the house band for Stax Records in the 1960's, which meant when you heard Wilson Picket and Sam and Dave, you heard Cropper and Dunn...plus Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival, Rufus Thomas, and The MG's had hits themselves. The group's first album "Briefcase of Blues" sold well and so the band became a serious endeavor, opening for Steve Martin at the best outdoor facility in LA as far as I'm concerned. Universal put a roof on the place in the early 80's to pack more rides or whatever on the lot space and last year it closed for good to make way for a Harry Potter fun park of some sort. Dan Aykroyd ("Elwood"} who went on to star in a bunch of good comedy films kept faith with his love of blues and performers in general by opening and co-owning the House of Blues in at least Boston and Los Angeles. Sadly, other than "Animal House "the following year plus the Blues Brothers film and "Neighbors" with Aykroyd, this would be about it for John Belushi ("Jake") who less than four years after this performance was found dead of an overdose at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on the Sunset Strip about 5 minutes by limo from the Universal stage.

"Hey Bartender" - The Blues Brothers 1978

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 This started, as you may know, as merely a bit to warm up the audience before Saturday Night Live went on live in 1978. The band was an instant hit and took on a life of its own,almost. The Blues Brothers line up you see here was SNL's band, except for the addition of Tom Scott and was packed with some of the best jazz. rock, soul and blues players anywhere. Case in point: Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn were members of Booker T. and The MG's, the house band for Stax Records in the 1960's, which meant when you heard Wilson Picket and Sam and Dave, you heard Cropper and Dunn...plus Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival, Rufus Thomas, and The MG's had hits themselves. The group's first album "Briefcase of Blues" sold well and so the band became a serious endeavor, opening for Steve Martin at the best outdoor facility in LA as far as I'm concerned. Universal put a roof on the place in the early 80's to pack more rides or whatever on the lot space and last year it closed for good to make way for a Harry Potter fun park of some sort. Dan Aykroyd ("Elwood"} who went on to star in a bunch of good comedy films kept faith with his love of blues and performers in general by opening and co-owning the House of Blues in at least Boston and Los Angeles. Sadly, other than "Animal House "the following year plus the Blues Brothers film and "Neighbors" with Aykroyd, this would be about it for John Belushi ("Jake") who less than four years after this performance was found dead of an overdose at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on the Sunset Strip about 5 minutes by limo from the Universal stage.

The Runnaways   - "Rock N' Roll"

 While the video quality ain't that great, the audio track was a great basic track which allowed me to mess with it a bit. What this video shows me is just how well these five teenagers from LA could play live. Jackie Fox is a MUCH better bass player than I gave her credit for being. At the time of this gig in Tokyo Summer 1977, Cherie, Sandy and Jackie were 17 and Joan and Lita were the old timers at 18 ! So, kick back and dig on The Runaways doing the Lou Reed classic, " Rock N' Roll ".

The Runnaways - "Rock N' Roll"

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 While the video quality ain't that great, the audio track was a great basic track which allowed me to mess with it a bit. What this video shows me is just how well these five teenagers from LA could play live. Jackie Fox is a MUCH better bass player than I gave her credit for being. At the time of this gig in Tokyo Summer 1977, Cherie, Sandy and Jackie were 17 and Joan and Lita were the old timers at 18 ! So, kick back and dig on The Runaways doing the Lou Reed classic, " Rock N' Roll ".

"Heatwave" - The Funk Brothers/Joan Osborne & Martha and The Vandellas

 From the film Standing in The Shadows of MOTOWN comes a fabulous 2002 performance by The Funk Brothers backing Joan Osborne on "Heatwave" followed by the actual recording the Funk Brothers did with Martha and The Vandellas ( if I had to pick one, my favorite Motown singing group )39 years before. THE FUNK BROTHERS When Barry Gordy moved MOTOWN to LA from Detroit in 1972, he left behind the session masters who had backed every single Motown artist over the previous decade. The 60's and 70's was the time of the session player in rock and pop: LA had The Wrecking Crew with legendary players like drummer Hal Blane,Leon Russell on piano, Glen Campbell one of the regular guitarists, Carole Kaye on bass, among others, The Funk Brothers in Detroit, Philly, Chicago, and NYC . And Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and so many more laid down some amazing music way down in the deep South at Fame Studios in a little town called Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The studio rhythm section for mega hits like "Think" and "Respect", "Midnight Hour" "Hold On I'm Comin'" consisted of four white guys from the area, The Swampers they were called

"Heatwave" - The Funk Brothers/Joan Osborne & Martha and The Vandellas

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 From the film Standing in The Shadows of MOTOWN comes a fabulous 2002 performance by The Funk Brothers backing Joan Osborne on "Heatwave" followed by the actual recording the Funk Brothers did with Martha and The Vandellas ( if I had to pick one, my favorite Motown singing group )39 years before. THE FUNK BROTHERS When Barry Gordy moved MOTOWN to LA from Detroit in 1972, he left behind the session masters who had backed every single Motown artist over the previous decade. The 60's and 70's was the time of the session player in rock and pop: LA had The Wrecking Crew with legendary players like drummer Hal Blane,Leon Russell on piano, Glen Campbell one of the regular guitarists, Carole Kaye on bass, among others, The Funk Brothers in Detroit, Philly, Chicago, and NYC . And Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave and so many more laid down some amazing music way down in the deep South at Fame Studios in a little town called Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The studio rhythm section for mega hits like "Think" and "Respect", "Midnight Hour" "Hold On I'm Comin'" consisted of four white guys from the area, The Swampers they were called

"Would I Lie To You" - The Eurythmics 1985

 Here we witness a new musical direction for The Eurythmics with the release of this searing R&B track designed at the time when MTV was really becoming vital to generating buzz and record sales. David A. Stewart and Annie Lennox surround themselves with a terrific back up band featuring the likes of Denmont Tench of Tom Petty fame on organ, Lennox sings all the parts with the track hitting Billboard's Top 5 in the US.

"Would I Lie To You" - The Eurythmics 1985

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 Here we witness a new musical direction for The Eurythmics with the release of this searing R&B track designed at the time when MTV was really becoming vital to generating buzz and record sales. David A. Stewart and Annie Lennox surround themselves with a terrific back up band featuring the likes of Denmont Tench of Tom Petty fame on organ, Lennox sings all the parts with the track hitting Billboard's Top 5 in the US.

"Stay With Me" - Rod Stewart and The  Faces 1972

 Once again, here are Rod, Ronnie, Kenny, Ian and Ron having a blast and rockin' hard live. This was a huge hit in the US, as I remember. Kenny Jones plays some terrific and driving fills near the end trading breaks with Ronnie Wood on guitar and Ian McLaglan. The video effects are really kind of quaint some 42 years later, but it was breakthrough stuff in the year Richard Nixon won a second term in a landslide victory over George McGovern, only to resign in disgrace on Aug. 9, 1974.

"Stay With Me" - Rod Stewart and The Faces 1972

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 Once again, here are Rod, Ronnie, Kenny, Ian and Ron having a blast and rockin' hard live. This was a huge hit in the US, as I remember. Kenny Jones plays some terrific and driving fills near the end trading breaks with Ronnie Wood on guitar and Ian McLaglan. The video effects are really kind of quaint some 42 years later, but it was breakthrough stuff in the year Richard Nixon won a second term in a landslide victory over George McGovern, only to resign in disgrace on Aug. 9, 1974.

"Welcome to The Jungle" - Guns N' Roses Live 1988

 This just might be the definitive live performance of "Welcome to The Jungle" from Guns as done at the Ritz in St.Louis. This is also the original line up of the band and one of a slew of great tracks from their debut album Appetite for Destruction .

"Welcome to The Jungle" - Guns N' Roses Live 1988

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 This just might be the definitive live performance of "Welcome to The Jungle" from Guns as done at the Ritz in St.Louis. This is also the original line up of the band and one of a slew of great tracks from their debut album Appetite for Destruction .

In Crowd Dancing - 1960's Philly Soul

 Here's the opening title sequence of a terrific and very underexposed 1988 movie called "The In Crowd". Joe Pantoliano portrays Philadelphia record show host Perry Parker who sees himself as a rival to Dick Clark and American Bandstand. With Donovan Leitch, Jennifer Runyon, Charlotte d’Amboise, Sean Sullivan, Scott Plank and Wendy Gazelle, the cast is first rate, but it's the distinctive Philly Soul sound of the music and the dancing that really makes this special. You can certainly hear where bands like Hall & Oats got their inspiration, especially as represented by Tina Britt's fantastic "The Real Thing" driving the last dance sequence. Why this song didn't go national is a crime. I never heard it on LA radio. The producers captured the look of the time exactly, I know by personal experience...skinny ties, Beatles boots, black mohair suits, a purple dress shirt just like Bernardo in West Side Story. And 1965 was a year of significant change during which we went from the innocence of this moment to what would be ten plus years of national upheaval caused by the Vietnam War. "Do You Like Good Music" sung by Arthur Conley is followed by the Contours' "Do You Love Me", then "The In Crowd" by Dobie Gray and then "The Real Thing"...line dancing when it was on was as much fun as it looks to be here. The sound systems were crap then....which is the only thing that isn't accurate. Where can I buy a DVD of the entire movie?

In Crowd Dancing - 1960's Philly Soul

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 Here's the opening title sequence of a terrific and very underexposed 1988 movie called "The In Crowd". Joe Pantoliano portrays Philadelphia record show host Perry Parker who sees himself as a rival to Dick Clark and American Bandstand. With Donovan Leitch, Jennifer Runyon, Charlotte d’Amboise, Sean Sullivan, Scott Plank and Wendy Gazelle, the cast is first rate, but it's the distinctive Philly Soul sound of the music and the dancing that really makes this special. You can certainly hear where bands like Hall & Oats got their inspiration, especially as represented by Tina Britt's fantastic "The Real Thing" driving the last dance sequence. Why this song didn't go national is a crime. I never heard it on LA radio. The producers captured the look of the time exactly, I know by personal experience...skinny ties, Beatles boots, black mohair suits, a purple dress shirt just like Bernardo in West Side Story. And 1965 was a year of significant change during which we went from the innocence of this moment to what would be ten plus years of national upheaval caused by the Vietnam War. "Do You Like Good Music" sung by Arthur Conley is followed by the Contours' "Do You Love Me", then "The In Crowd" by Dobie Gray and then "The Real Thing"...line dancing when it was on was as much fun as it looks to be here. The sound systems were crap then....which is the only thing that isn't accurate. Where can I buy a DVD of the entire movie?

"Light of Day" - Joan Jett & Michael J. Fox - MTV Version

 Rated as one of the Top Ten videos on MTV for 1987, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was brought in to play organ on the track. I think the other players from the movie were the same. The title song for the movie was originally supposed to be Born in The USA......when that was used and released Bruce Springsteen wrote Light of Day, or that's the story I've found. No matter, it's a searing rock and roll anthem and works for the movie story.

"Light of Day" - Joan Jett & Michael J. Fox - MTV Version

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 Rated as one of the Top Ten videos on MTV for 1987, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was brought in to play organ on the track. I think the other players from the movie were the same. The title song for the movie was originally supposed to be Born in The USA......when that was used and released Bruce Springsteen wrote Light of Day, or that's the story I've found. No matter, it's a searing rock and roll anthem and works for the movie story.

"C JAM Blues" - Oscar Peterson Trio

 Here's another gem from the 1964 live show from Copenhagen. I love the left hand runs Peterson uses at the beginning, much to this drummer's ear like a modern jazz version of stride. Remember, I said drummer, so, if I'm wrong cut me some slack, please. With Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, Peterson is free to stretch out. There were many exceptional jazz pianists I got to hear in person during this time, Wynton Kelly, Thelonious Monk, Bobby Timmons and Bud Powell to name four, but for me Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans were what I measured all the others against.

"C JAM Blues" - Oscar Peterson Trio

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 Here's another gem from the 1964 live show from Copenhagen. I love the left hand runs Peterson uses at the beginning, much to this drummer's ear like a modern jazz version of stride. Remember, I said drummer, so, if I'm wrong cut me some slack, please. With Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, Peterson is free to stretch out. There were many exceptional jazz pianists I got to hear in person during this time, Wynton Kelly, Thelonious Monk, Bobby Timmons and Bud Powell to name four, but for me Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans were what I measured all the others against.

"Sticks and Stones" -   Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs and Englishmen

 Here's a look at being "on tour" in 1970 with Joe Cocker taken from the concert A&M Records DVD you can find at Amazon among other sources. What I wouldn't have given to be part of this venture.

"Sticks and Stones" - Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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 Here's a look at being "on tour" in 1970 with Joe Cocker taken from the concert A&M Records DVD you can find at Amazon among other sources. What I wouldn't have given to be part of this venture.

Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Daivd Lee Roth

 This is the sequel to Roth's video send up of the Beach Boy's "California Girls" video and reached # 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 with a lot of MTV airplay. See how many '80's icons you can name. Whoever played Boy George had the moves/look down. The song was a hit in the late 1950's for one of the biggest lounge acts in Las Vegas, Louie Prima and Keely Smith. I look at this and feel Roth is one of those big time rockers you would enjoy being around. The band Roth put together for this is terrific with Edgar Winter's sax playing featured.

Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Daivd Lee Roth

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 This is the sequel to Roth's video send up of the Beach Boy's "California Girls" video and reached # 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 with a lot of MTV airplay. See how many '80's icons you can name. Whoever played Boy George had the moves/look down. The song was a hit in the late 1950's for one of the biggest lounge acts in Las Vegas, Louie Prima and Keely Smith. I look at this and feel Roth is one of those big time rockers you would enjoy being around. The band Roth put together for this is terrific with Edgar Winter's sax playing featured.

"Rock This Town" - Brian Setzer Orchestra in Japan

 This track is from the DVD "The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan from 2001. Here's a link to Amazon in case you want the entire concert, which kicks ass. www.amazon.com/The-Brian-Setzer-Orchestra-Japan/dp/B00005UQ8C/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1398605342&sr=8-7&keywords=dvd+brian+setzer The band has some of the best LA session guys, mixed with other young players....the idea of fronting a full on jazz big band is so different, but Setzer pulls it off so well. I'd love to know what motivated Brian Setzer to go from the three piece, trimmed down Stray Cats to a 16-piece roaring big band. The shots pre-the show on the DVD show scenes outside the concert hall in Japan with a lot of the audience dressed in 50's rock garb....very Buddy Holly and Elvis in suggested dress. The style isn't new there, in fact, there have been Japanese teens dressing up like this since the 1960's..As I remember, it's not just a dress up fad, since given the restricted nature of Japanese society around the workplace and the home, if you dress like these people you're committing yourself to a way of life, not just a costume. Anyway, it's a great performance Setzer and the band kick ass and take names musically.

"Rock This Town" - Brian Setzer Orchestra in Japan

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 This track is from the DVD "The Brian Setzer Orchestra Live in Japan from 2001. Here's a link to Amazon in case you want the entire concert, which kicks ass. www.amazon.com/The-Brian-Setzer-Orchestra-Japan/dp/B00005UQ8C/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1398605342&sr=8-7&keywords=dvd+brian+setzer The band has some of the best LA session guys, mixed with other young players....the idea of fronting a full on jazz big band is so different, but Setzer pulls it off so well. I'd love to know what motivated Brian Setzer to go from the three piece, trimmed down Stray Cats to a 16-piece roaring big band. The shots pre-the show on the DVD show scenes outside the concert hall in Japan with a lot of the audience dressed in 50's rock garb....very Buddy Holly and Elvis in suggested dress. The style isn't new there, in fact, there have been Japanese teens dressing up like this since the 1960's..As I remember, it's not just a dress up fad, since given the restricted nature of Japanese society around the workplace and the home, if you dress like these people you're committing yourself to a way of life, not just a costume. Anyway, it's a great performance Setzer and the band kick ass and take names musically.

Rod Stewart &The Faces - "Three Button Hand Me Down" Live 1972

 IF given the choice of choosing one Brit male rock singer, Rod Stewart would be that guy. It's close with Robert Plant and Joe Cocker, but starting with his days with Jeff Beck, then here with the Faces, it don't get much better than this. Ronnie Lane who passed away in 1997 was a great bass player and yet a humble man everyone loved to be around. Kenny Jones replaced Keith Moon in The Who if you'll recall.....I saw them in LA in 1992..Ronnie Wood as most know joined the Rolling Stones and is still part of the band. A very good guitarist, but had the misfortune to follow a truly great player in Mick Taylor. Ian McLagan continues to astound playing everyone from Bob Dylan to members of Guns N Roses, the sane ones. And Rod Stewart has had a long and rewarding ( for him and us) career.This is from both a VH1 special on the band and the BBC.

Rod Stewart &The Faces - "Three Button Hand Me Down" Live 1972

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 IF given the choice of choosing one Brit male rock singer, Rod Stewart would be that guy. It's close with Robert Plant and Joe Cocker, but starting with his days with Jeff Beck, then here with the Faces, it don't get much better than this. Ronnie Lane who passed away in 1997 was a great bass player and yet a humble man everyone loved to be around. Kenny Jones replaced Keith Moon in The Who if you'll recall.....I saw them in LA in 1992..Ronnie Wood as most know joined the Rolling Stones and is still part of the band. A very good guitarist, but had the misfortune to follow a truly great player in Mick Taylor. Ian McLagan continues to astound playing everyone from Bob Dylan to members of Guns N Roses, the sane ones. And Rod Stewart has had a long and rewarding ( for him and us) career.This is from both a VH1 special on the band and the BBC.

"California Girls" - David Lee Roth

 Roth is a very interesting cat. He just wasn't content to do Van Halen gigs and you can see why in this classic MTV video from 1985. It's the Beach Boys song from the mid-1960's, dressed up or dressed down given the number of ah, lightly clothed women on board. Is it objectifying women's bodies, yes. This country used to have a sense of humor, so if you're offended I'm sorry, but I'm not. Oh, and all California girls at Venice Beach really did look like this, I swear. Here's what Wikipedia says about the context of Roth doing his own videos. In early 1985, while still a member of Van Halen, Roth released Crazy from the Heat, a popular solo EP of off-beat standards. Singles for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" succeeded largely due to their innovative music videos (produced by Jerry Kramer and co-produced by Glenn Goodwin and Bobby Diebold), which featured ridiculous characters created by Roth and his Creative Chief Director, Pete Angelus, who'd previously directed Van Halen's Roth-era videos. Despite the band's success, a creative rift had begun developing between Roth and Eddie Van Halen early on. The former was mainly interested in lighthearted songs about partying and sex (along the lines of Aerosmith and AC/DC), while the latter wanted more serious lyrical depth. While the band's first two albums contained nothing but "fun" songs, their third one (Women and Children First) adopted a more somber tone. Also, Eddie Van Halen had constructed his own recording studio at home during 1983, which led to an argument with the rest of the band since it allowed him to develop songs without their input. Furthermore, he began to move towards a more radio-friendly pop direction with keyboards and synthesizers while Roth opposed this and felt that the band should play straight hard rock with only guitars and drums. Their sixth album, 1984, was a critical and commercial success but also continued the move towards mainstream pop music. Roth formally parted ways with his bandmates on April 1, 1985. In his 1998 autobiography, Crazy From the Heat, Roth characterized Van Halen's music just before his 1985 departure as "morose." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lee_Roth Roth's band on the album included Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys singing back up on this track, Doobie Brothers bass player Willie Weeks and a major hitters line up of players. David Lee Roth - vocals Dean Parks - guitar on "Coconut Grove" Eddie Martinez - guitars Sid McGinnis - guitars Willie Weeks - bass guitar John Robinson - drums Sammy Figueroa - percussion James Newton Howard - keyboards on "Coconut Grove" Edgar Winter - keyboards, saxophone and backing vocals on tracks 1 & 2 Brian Mann - keyboards Carl Wilson - backing vocals on "California Girls" Christopher Cross - backing vocals on "California Girls"

"California Girls" - David Lee Roth

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 Roth is a very interesting cat. He just wasn't content to do Van Halen gigs and you can see why in this classic MTV video from 1985. It's the Beach Boys song from the mid-1960's, dressed up or dressed down given the number of ah, lightly clothed women on board. Is it objectifying women's bodies, yes. This country used to have a sense of humor, so if you're offended I'm sorry, but I'm not. Oh, and all California girls at Venice Beach really did look like this, I swear. Here's what Wikipedia says about the context of Roth doing his own videos. In early 1985, while still a member of Van Halen, Roth released Crazy from the Heat, a popular solo EP of off-beat standards. Singles for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" succeeded largely due to their innovative music videos (produced by Jerry Kramer and co-produced by Glenn Goodwin and Bobby Diebold), which featured ridiculous characters created by Roth and his Creative Chief Director, Pete Angelus, who'd previously directed Van Halen's Roth-era videos. Despite the band's success, a creative rift had begun developing between Roth and Eddie Van Halen early on. The former was mainly interested in lighthearted songs about partying and sex (along the lines of Aerosmith and AC/DC), while the latter wanted more serious lyrical depth. While the band's first two albums contained nothing but "fun" songs, their third one (Women and Children First) adopted a more somber tone. Also, Eddie Van Halen had constructed his own recording studio at home during 1983, which led to an argument with the rest of the band since it allowed him to develop songs without their input. Furthermore, he began to move towards a more radio-friendly pop direction with keyboards and synthesizers while Roth opposed this and felt that the band should play straight hard rock with only guitars and drums. Their sixth album, 1984, was a critical and commercial success but also continued the move towards mainstream pop music. Roth formally parted ways with his bandmates on April 1, 1985. In his 1998 autobiography, Crazy From the Heat, Roth characterized Van Halen's music just before his 1985 departure as "morose." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lee_Roth Roth's band on the album included Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys singing back up on this track, Doobie Brothers bass player Willie Weeks and a major hitters line up of players. David Lee Roth - vocals Dean Parks - guitar on "Coconut Grove" Eddie Martinez - guitars Sid McGinnis - guitars Willie Weeks - bass guitar John Robinson - drums Sammy Figueroa - percussion James Newton Howard - keyboards on "Coconut Grove" Edgar Winter - keyboards, saxophone and backing vocals on tracks 1 & 2 Brian Mann - keyboards Carl Wilson - backing vocals on "California Girls" Christopher Cross - backing vocals on "California Girls"

"Ophelia"  - Levon Helm and The Band

 Levon Helm is so good as the lead singer and of course drummer on this wonderful track. The horn section includes some stellar players like Jerry Hey, but it's the solid five dudes in The Band who are the focus. You can see what a genuine and gracious person Levon Helm was by what he does at the end of the song after he has sung has ass off, as he turns to the horn section to let them know how good they had just played. Check out the Eagle Rock Entertainment site for this and the whole Last Waltz concert. Rich Cooper -- trumpet, flugelhorn James Gordon -- flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet Jerry Hey -- trumpet, flugelhorn Howard Johnson -- tuba, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass clarinet Charlie Keagle -- clarinet, flute, alto, tenor and soprano saxophones Tom Malone -- trombone, euphonium, alto flute, bass trombone Larry Packer -- electric violin Horns arranged by Henry Glover, Garth Hudson, Howard Johnson, Tom Malone, John Simon and Allen Toussaint

"Ophelia" - Levon Helm and The Band

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 Levon Helm is so good as the lead singer and of course drummer on this wonderful track. The horn section includes some stellar players like Jerry Hey, but it's the solid five dudes in The Band who are the focus. You can see what a genuine and gracious person Levon Helm was by what he does at the end of the song after he has sung has ass off, as he turns to the horn section to let them know how good they had just played. Check out the Eagle Rock Entertainment site for this and the whole Last Waltz concert. Rich Cooper -- trumpet, flugelhorn James Gordon -- flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet Jerry Hey -- trumpet, flugelhorn Howard Johnson -- tuba, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass clarinet Charlie Keagle -- clarinet, flute, alto, tenor and soprano saxophones Tom Malone -- trombone, euphonium, alto flute, bass trombone Larry Packer -- electric violin Horns arranged by Henry Glover, Garth Hudson, Howard Johnson, Tom Malone, John Simon and Allen Toussaint

"Light of Day" - Live closing song over credits

 Written by Bruce Springsteen, "Light of Day" is a live performance with Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox over the closing credits of the film of the same name directed by Paul Schrader. By live I mean the performance was recorded as it was performed by the actor/musicians during shooting. Joan Jett was first rate in her I believe one and only acting role so far. Of course was terrific on the musical side. At the time, Michael J. Fox had already done Back To The Future with two more in the series to come in 1989 and 1990. He had everything going for him and then was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 going public in 1998. He established the Michael J. Fox Foundation and continues to be a advocate in the quest to find a cure. The bass player also has musical roots, since Michael McKean, as you probably know was lead guitarist David St. Hubbins in"Spinal Tap". Joan Jett's first gig was with the all female LA Band The Runaways.

"Light of Day" - Live closing song over credits

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 Written by Bruce Springsteen, "Light of Day" is a live performance with Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox over the closing credits of the film of the same name directed by Paul Schrader. By live I mean the performance was recorded as it was performed by the actor/musicians during shooting. Joan Jett was first rate in her I believe one and only acting role so far. Of course was terrific on the musical side. At the time, Michael J. Fox had already done Back To The Future with two more in the series to come in 1989 and 1990. He had everything going for him and then was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 going public in 1998. He established the Michael J. Fox Foundation and continues to be a advocate in the quest to find a cure. The bass player also has musical roots, since Michael McKean, as you probably know was lead guitarist David St. Hubbins in"Spinal Tap". Joan Jett's first gig was with the all female LA Band The Runaways.

"A Hazy Shade of Winter" - The Bangles

 The Bangles lay down a terrific cover of the original Simon and Garfunkel 1960's classic track, "Hazy Shade of Winter", which was central to the 1987 film "Less Than Zero" starring Robert Downey, Jr., Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz. The thing I have always appreciated about The Bangles is that these four LA women could play live as well as they sang. The group was touring once again in 2013 and making it happen live, as always. The Bangles Vicki Peterson - guitars & vocals Debbi Peterson - drums & vocals Michael Steele - bass & vocals Susanna Hoffs - guitar & vocals

"A Hazy Shade of Winter" - The Bangles

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 The Bangles lay down a terrific cover of the original Simon and Garfunkel 1960's classic track, "Hazy Shade of Winter", which was central to the 1987 film "Less Than Zero" starring Robert Downey, Jr., Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz. The thing I have always appreciated about The Bangles is that these four LA women could play live as well as they sang. The group was touring once again in 2013 and making it happen live, as always. The Bangles Vicki Peterson - guitars & vocals Debbi Peterson - drums & vocals Michael Steele - bass & vocals Susanna Hoffs - guitar & vocals

"Apolitical Blues" - Little Feat with Mick Taylor - Extended Version

 Here, we have the very rare teaming of two truly amazing guitar players, Mick Taylor three years removed from The Rolling Stones and Lowell George fronting Little Feat. Ronnie Wood was a much better than decent guitarist, but when you hear Taylor here, it's obvious what the Stones lost when he quit the band. This also shows off, in my opinion, two of the three best slide guitar players ( in addition to Ry Cooder) of the past 40 years. I used the audio from the album release of the shorter version of this track which you can find on the digital version of "Waiting for Columbus" up through the end of Taylor's initial solo, then we switch over to the mix from the video.

"Apolitical Blues" - Little Feat with Mick Taylor - Extended Version

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 Here, we have the very rare teaming of two truly amazing guitar players, Mick Taylor three years removed from The Rolling Stones and Lowell George fronting Little Feat. Ronnie Wood was a much better than decent guitarist, but when you hear Taylor here, it's obvious what the Stones lost when he quit the band. This also shows off, in my opinion, two of the three best slide guitar players ( in addition to Ry Cooder) of the past 40 years. I used the audio from the album release of the shorter version of this track which you can find on the digital version of "Waiting for Columbus" up through the end of Taylor's initial solo, then we switch over to the mix from the video.

Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes 2005

 This Otis Redding hit was on the Black Crowes debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker" and it still works 16 years later as this 2005 gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco shows. The entire performance including Hard to Handle can be obtained on DVD or download from Eagle Vision. As always, Steve Gorman,s drumming drives the band with the super keyboard ( Hammon B 3) playing of Ed Harsch. Marc Ford's guitar solos, the tenor sax of David Ellis and a more mature but still key ingredient lead vocal by Chris Robinson making it happen. I did some work on the mix. Apparently, the Left Coast Horns only did one night of the five and this and the other horn parts were worked out in rehearsal on the day of the gig. Impressive . Musicians: BLACK CROWES Chris Robinson - lead vocals Rich Robinson - guitar/vocals Marc Ford - guitar Ed Harsch - keyboards/Hammond B3 Swen Pipien - bass LEFT COAST HORNS David Ellis - tenor sax Gavin Distasi - trumpet Josh Marshall - alto sax Marty Wehner - trombone

Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes 2005

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 This Otis Redding hit was on the Black Crowes debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker" and it still works 16 years later as this 2005 gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco shows. The entire performance including Hard to Handle can be obtained on DVD or download from Eagle Vision. As always, Steve Gorman,s drumming drives the band with the super keyboard ( Hammon B 3) playing of Ed Harsch. Marc Ford's guitar solos, the tenor sax of David Ellis and a more mature but still key ingredient lead vocal by Chris Robinson making it happen. I did some work on the mix. Apparently, the Left Coast Horns only did one night of the five and this and the other horn parts were worked out in rehearsal on the day of the gig. Impressive . Musicians: BLACK CROWES Chris Robinson - lead vocals Rich Robinson - guitar/vocals Marc Ford - guitar Ed Harsch - keyboards/Hammond B3 Swen Pipien - bass LEFT COAST HORNS David Ellis - tenor sax Gavin Distasi - trumpet Josh Marshall - alto sax Marty Wehner - trombone

Tonight - Oscar Peterson Trio

 Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen in Denmark 1964. Peterson was one of the legendary jazz pianists I got to see in person at the time post bebop modern jazz was at the forefront. The list includes Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Tete Montoliu, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Mike Melvoin and Count Basie. Oscar Peterson was amazingly fast yet he swung his ass off always, as demonstrated here on one of the epic songs from the movie West Side Story.

Tonight - Oscar Peterson Trio

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 Oscar Peterson with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen in Denmark 1964. Peterson was one of the legendary jazz pianists I got to see in person at the time post bebop modern jazz was at the forefront. The list includes Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Tete Montoliu, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Mike Melvoin and Count Basie. Oscar Peterson was amazingly fast yet he swung his ass off always, as demonstrated here on one of the epic songs from the movie West Side Story.

Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers 1982

 Here's another track from the live Doobie Brothers concert in 1982 at Santa Barbara, part of their Farewell Tour. This time it's Cornelius Bumpus handling the lead vocal. Super rhythm section of Bobby La Kind on congas and bongos, Chet McCracken timbales and Keith Knudsen on drums; the soaring guitar playing of Patrick Simmons and John McFee. Wow !

Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers 1982

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 Here's another track from the live Doobie Brothers concert in 1982 at Santa Barbara, part of their Farewell Tour. This time it's Cornelius Bumpus handling the lead vocal. Super rhythm section of Bobby La Kind on congas and bongos, Chet McCracken timbales and Keith Knudsen on drums; the soaring guitar playing of Patrick Simmons and John McFee. Wow !

Unbelievable - EMF

 EMF is a band that had one big hit ( this one) and I've always thought "Unbelievable" was infectious and original track and this MTV 1991 performance captured it pretty well.

Unbelievable - EMF

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 EMF is a band that had one big hit ( this one) and I've always thought "Unbelievable" was infectious and original track and this MTV 1991 performance captured it pretty well.

"Takin' It To The Streets" - The Doobie Brothers 1982

 I had forgotten how great the singing was in this band until I picked up this re-issued DVD of the Santa Barbara Doobies gig from the summer of 1982 as part of their Farewell Tour. With the "voice" of the 80's as far as I'm concerned, the incomparable Michael Mc Donald layin' it down, here's 53 minutes of great playing, songs and singing. If you're a Doobie Brothers fan, and who isn't, you'll love this DVD. The video quality is just fair, but the basic sound recording was quite good, to where I could mess around a bit with the mix and not fuck it up too badly.

"Takin' It To The Streets" - The Doobie Brothers 1982

 Před 6 lety

 I had forgotten how great the singing was in this band until I picked up this re-issued DVD of the Santa Barbara Doobies gig from the summer of 1982 as part of their Farewell Tour. With the "voice" of the 80's as far as I'm concerned, the incomparable Michael Mc Donald layin' it down, here's 53 minutes of great playing, songs and singing. If you're a Doobie Brothers fan, and who isn't, you'll love this DVD. The video quality is just fair, but the basic sound recording was quite good, to where I could mess around a bit with the mix and not fuck it up too badly.

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