Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ornette Coleman

Alice Coltrane Before John

Carla Bley / Steve Swallow - Duets - Very Simple Song

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Manfred Mann - Watermelon Man

                                           You inspired me again Robert. My first band covered this version circa 1967.

Watermelon Man

K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

Steel Pulse- Your House

Bob Marley and The Wailers - So Jah Seh

pawn shop - Sublime

Monday, April 21, 2014

Marty Stuart & Merle Haggard ~ Farmer's Blues 720p HD

Lester Flatt and The Nashville Grass with a young Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs and Brother Oswald - American Music Shop 1990



The band is fantastic.  Harry Stinson, Jerry Douglas and a bunch of other amazing session men

Dave Alvin - Andersonville

rutles - ouch

bonzo dog doo dah band - bang bang (cover)





Inspired by Mina's version I read the Wikipedia Bang Bang article. This song was written by Sonny and sung by Cher originally. It's scary how many different versions of this awful sound, I mean song, there are.

XTC - Melt the Guns - 1982

johnnys garden-stephen stills

Concrete Blonde - Everybody Knows

Michael Nesmith - Different Drum

Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine

Jimmy Yancey - Yancey Stomp - 1939

The Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection


A favorite traditional Easter song

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Beirut - Guyamas Sonora

Smoke Rings - Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch. (1937)

                                           Glen was my great uncle...my Dad tells some great stories about going to see him and his big band when he was a kid. A bit sleepy but has some pretty sweet trombone.

BOB Dylan- Hurricane!

Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else

                                         Once again motivated by Robert to post this....very nice live version of this great song.

"My sweet Lord" - George Harrison

                            Wonderful live version.

Desmond Dekker - Israelites (HQ)

Muddy Waters - The Same Thing

Jimmy McCracklin Street Loafin' Woman (1945)


Jimmy lived in Oakland. My friend Michele sold him a piano.

4 + 20

Four days gone

The Sacred Mushroom - I'm Not Like Everybody Else

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Elston Gunn

Amy Winehouse live - Valerie (at BBC sessions 03/08/07)

Koko Taylor

Blues Aint Nothing but a Woman - Helen Humes 1962



One of my favorite videos. What an assemblage of talent.

Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters

"That's When I'll Come Back To You" Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven

Rodney Crowell / Emmylou Harris / Albert Lee : Ashes By Now



1983.  Fantastic

Otis Spann - Spann's Boogie

CRIPPLE CLARENCE LOFTON 'Pine Top's Boogie Woogie' (1939) Jazz Piano Legend

Rocket 88 (Original Version) - Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston

ELLA MAE MORSE ~ HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS ~ 1945

Boogie Woogie Dream : Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen - The typewriter tapes (1964)

The Great Society

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pretty As You Feel (extended outtake)

Share A Little Joke

Mina Bang bang (1967)

TOMMY JAMES- " DRAGGIN' THE LINE "



I am a huge Tommy James fan.

The Gentrys: Keep On Dancing - Shindig 1965

The Rhythm Rockers - Moondawg (1963)



The way I hear it. If you lived in Tustin or Santa Ana mid early sixties you either liked the Rhythm Rockers or the Chantays. You had two choices. Now the problem is I don't think these are the right Rhythm Rockers. I think that these are the guys from Michigan. Then you  had Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers from New York and Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers from Australia. Have to suss this out, very confusing.

The Bambi Molesters - Malaguena



One of the greatest band names ever.

The Astronauts - Firewater



Colorado's Astronauts never caught a glimpse of the ocean.

Blue Stingrays-Zuma Sunset (+playlist)





Blue Stingrays are the Tom Petty Band

The Three Stooges dance to Wipe Out!

THE CHANTAYS Pipeline Tv 1963

The Duo Tones - Pipeline

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jimi Hendrix Live in Sweden '69 - Spanish Castle Magic

Busk Break: Balkan Death Grip at their melodramatic best ("Men Trinkte M...

Busk Break: Mister Gunn & The Pistol Packin' Mamas cover "My Fat Gal"

Yes Ma'am

Yes Ma'am String Band - (Live from the French Quarter)

New Orleans Street Band, Yes Ma'am

THE THREE PICKERS (Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs) - PART 1/5

Flatt & Scruggs & Ricky Skaggs 1961

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)





Hallowed terms indeed.

Jimi Hendrix --- Voodoo Child, Live '69



In honor of the blood moon. You know, everybody I know that ever saw Jimi live speaks about the event in hallowed terms. At the risk of sounding like an apostate, I concede that he was the most brilliant electric guitar player of our time but I wonder why some of these jams can feel so tedious today? Is it because I am getting old? Leslie and I flew to New York to see the Cream reunion. Most of the show was very good. But I realized where the gothic sound that bands like Black Sabbath copped came from, it was from Jack Bruce and that particular idiom can be very tiring at times. This particular Hendrix gig was from Stockholm.

Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line (Live) 15/6/1961

Bright Light Quartet

Noel Redding




Noel Redding of course exclusively played guitar before he joined Hendrix's Experience. Here is a cut from one of his early bands, The Loving Kind, in 1966. And he sounds damn good on Little Wing.

[FULL ALBUM] CREAM - "Disraeli Gears"

Yes Sir, That's My Baby - Josh Duffee's Coon Sanders Nighthawks

Louder And Funnier - Josh Duffee's Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (Whitley Bay ...

THE MADDOX BROTHERS AND ROSE sally let your bangs hang down 1949 ...4 star

The Goofus Five (California Ramblers) - Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cotton...

The Goofus Five (California Ramblers w Adrian Rollini) - Clementine - OK...

Rube Bloom & His Bayou Boys - Bessie Couldn't Help It - Columbia 2186-D

Rube Bloom and his Bayou Boys "Mysterious Mose" 1930

10/23/2012 Singapore Slingers Halloween Concert - Mysterious Mose

Sunnyland Slim - Tin Pan Alley

Jorma Kaukonen with Tom Hobson - Genesis - Quah (1974)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

God Only Knows




The Doors Live in europe — full show 1968

The Beatles - Long Tall Sally - Washington D.C.1964

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Caroline No

FEEL FLOWS ~ BEACH BOYS ~ LYRICS

Compressorhead - Ace of Spades (HD / High Quality)

Royal Spades - I'm gonna voodoo you



With Steve Cropper - 1962

Beach Boys-In My Room

Prince Conley - I'm Going Home (Satellite 108)

TRIUMPHS -- Raw dough

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Triumphs - Burnt Biscuits


An interesting early Stax house band. Booker T on the Hammond, Lewie Steinberg on bass, Chips Moman on the harp. I have read that Al Green may have also played with this pre M.G.'s band.

the devil is dope

You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell

Jeanne & The Darlings - Soul Girl (1968)


the obvious response to soul man...

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (The Sam and Dave Show, 1967)

Johnny Taylor - Who's Making Love (RE-MASTERED) OFFICIAL VIDEO HD

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood

Greatest Rock Guitar Playing: Duane Allman on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude"

Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances [Full Version] [HQ Audio]

GLORIA JONES- "TAINTED LOVE" (1964)

Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour

Steppenwolf - Sookie Sookie

SOOKIE SOOKIE DON COVAY

SAM AND DAVE - WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY.mp4

Sam & Dave - Soul Man (1974)

Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness Video]

Otis Redding - "These Arms Of Mine" Official Video Winner

Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Video)

Otis Redding - Security

RUFUS THOMAS - Walking the Dog (1965)

booker t & the mg,s ...time is tight

Count Five - Revelation In Slow Motion

Booker T & the M G 's - Green Onions (Original / HQ audio) (+playlist)

The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger

Tramp - Otis Redding



With Carla Thomas.

Markeys 'Last Night' live, March 67

Carla Thomas-Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)

Carla & Rufus Thomas - 'Cause I Love You

Rumble - Link Wray

The Beach Boys - Do It Again - 45 RPM - True Mono Mix

Veltones - Fool In Love - Mega Rare 1959 Doo Wop

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rock Steady

Watts 103rd St. rhythm band - express yourself

"Green Onions" - Booker T. Jones, Daryl Hall, Mayer Hawthorne

Fred Wesley - Funk for your Ass

"Pick Up The Pieces"- Alan Gorrie, Daryl Hall

The Chambers Brothers - Love Peace & Happiness

Average White Band - Cut the Cake

Santana w/ Tower Of Power - What Is Hip?

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Somethin' Goin' On

SO VERY HARD TO GO / TOWER OF POWER (+playlist)

Tower Of Power - Live At Hob - Drums David Garibaldi

RICK STEVENS SINGS WITH TOWER OF POWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS.

Spooky Tooth - That was only yesterday 1969

Richie Havens



Nobody could play like Richie.

Steve Miller Band ~ Quicksilver Girl [1968]

Blossom Toes - Look at me I'm you

PIL (Jools Holland 2012) [01]. Reggie Song (Live Show)

Tomorrow - Revolution



English psych band featuring a young Steve Howe.

Loretta Lynn - You Ain't Woman Enough - Grand Ole Opry Classics

COCKNEY REBEL - HIDEAWAY



I saw Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel in the very early seventies in New York. He was reviled by the critics and even the members of his own band. One of the earliest punks, at least I think. He kept repeating "Who killed Brian Jones, Mick Jagger?" over and over again. Believe that I saw him at the bandshell with David Peel but could be mistaken. Long time ago.

The Deviants - You've Got To Hold On

Genesis - Cuckoo Cocoon

Small Faces, The Kinks, Cream, The Who, The Bee Gees, The Equals

The Jimi Hendrix Experience , The Who, Geno Washington, Cliff Bennett, The Smoke

Creation - Painter Man 1967

Kaleidoscope - Nobody

YOUNG JOHN WATSON Motor Head Baby 1953

Brother Mary- The Kaleidoscope- (Zabriskie Point)

Corvettes - Beware of time

Flamenco Guitar - Sabicas - Fantasia (Best of Guitar-Tube.com)

R.Crumb and His Cheapsuit Serenaders - Persian Rug

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Human Beinz

Ripple by Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Roger Daltrey & James Burton on Guitar: Mystery Train



I don't care what anybody else thinks, Roger Daltrey is a really fine singer who doesn't get enough credit for his contribution to the Who. And he rips on the rockabilly stuff.

Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson - Toothache blues

Sweet Smoke



Lost a lot of hair with the chillum. Not a good smell. Twixt index and middle was the preferred location, more of an overlapping grip. Childhood folly…If memory serves, the american flag rolling paper was made by either alfa or stella. somebody was paying attention.

Excellent Birds



I think that the Laurie Anderson version on her album is just a skoche better than the Gabriel version. Unless there's no difference of course...

The Box Tops - The Letter (Upbeat 1967)

Ramones Live London 1977 full show Part 1

Ramones 7 and 7 is.wmv

Hot Chocolate - Emma

Rose Royce

william devaughn

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Peter Gabriel...The Carpet Crawlers.

The Kaleidoscope "Life Will Pass You By"

                                 Robert inspired me to publish these two cuts off of the great Beacon From Mars LP.

The Kaleidoscope "Greenwood Sidee"

War - Why Can't We Be Friends?

John Martyn - Small Hours (1978)



Was talking to Dave the other night and he recounted how his Dad once took him to see Roxy Music when he was very young. I didn't go to many concerts with my dad. Actually I remember three of them. We saw Carlos Montoya once, my dad loved him. He loved Pablo Casals a bunch as well and of course, he was always humming an aria from some opera. We saw Ray Charles, a night Charles chose to publicly humiliate his guitar player. You know what an e chord is, boy? I never quite felt the same way about Ray after I saw him be such a mean prick to the unfortunate local union band member who was backing him that night.

One night my dad asked if I would take him to a rock concert, so he could see what they were all about. 1/24/73, San Diego Sports Arena. We saw John Martyn, Free and Traffic. People were smoking joints all around us, it might have amused my dad, but he didn't criticize nor for that matter partake. Can't say I remember a lot about the gig. We left in the middle of Traffic when he had finally had enough. Cool. He tried.

Thinking back, it was neat of my father to go with me. He lives in his own little world now, going to visit him soon. Parents, humour your children every once in a while. They will probably never forget it.

Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated - R&B From The Marquee (UK, 1962)

Golden Gate Quartet - "Old Dan Tucker"

Free Money - "Magic Christian"


This is a favorite scene from the great 60's movie The Magic Christian where Peter Sellars stars as Ringo Starr's wealthy, eccentric father. This clip was deleted from YouTube for a while over a copy write spat, not sure if it will stay up. If you haven't seen it, get the movie on Netflix although the current cut isn't necessarily a great edit. It is a hoot and Sellars at his best, especially the auction scene.

Name Of The Game - Badfinger