Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ron Wood - Far East Man

Written with George Harrison.

from wiki:
The recording was produced by Wood and Gary Kellgren,[46] the co-owner of New York's Record Plant studios,[48] and whose work in taping the Concert for Bangladesh shows at Madison Square Garden had impressed Harrison.[49] Rodriguez describes the musical arrangement on the song as "a slow soul groove" and views Wood's version as "more Harrisonian" than Harrison's later reading.[50] The other musicians on the track were Rolling Stones lead guitarist Mick Taylor, playing bass; Newmark; Wood's fellow Face Ian MacLagan, on electric piano; and Jean Roussel, Cat Stevens' regular keyboard player,[51] on organ.[46]
Harrison's slide guitar and harmony vocals are prominent in the mix,[15][25] yet he received a credit only for his songwriting contribution on early editions of the album.[52][53] While discussing the track in 2012 on Sky Arts HD's The Ronnie Wood Show, Wood recalled Harrison teaching him the vocal parts for "eighteen hours", but Harrison's own singing contribution had to be kept to a minimum in order to satisfy the requirements of "his publishers".[51]

BB King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Anyone who had a heart

Tough pick, I give it to Dusty by a nose. But hard to bet against Dionne.

 Sandie is in her 60's here and rips it up.

Cilla was huge but I'm afraid she is out of her class here.

Color of Imagination - The Mutants

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nils Lofgren - Goin Back

Creation Of Sunlight- David Sunshine Pop Psych

                                                 Cut from one of my favorite pop-psych LP's. Band from Long Beach.

Apple - Buffalo Billycan (1969)

                                                 UK Pop-psych.

Mississippi Blues Willie Brown

Banned Cartoons Betty Boop Popeye The Sailor With Betty Boop 1

The first Popeye cartoon - apparently it was banned ( ? ) at some point. Slightly politically incorrect I guess. Betty Boop is portrayed as a Hawaiian. Don't know why that would be offensive though. Even to Hawaiians.

Dorsey Dixon, I Didnt Hear Nobody Pray

Marijuana, The Devil's Flower by Mr Sunshine

Listen up all you vipers 'fore it's too late !

Cocaine Blues (LUKE JORDAN, August 1927) Ragtime Guitar Legend

" Ragged And Dirty " WILLIE BROWN (1942) Delta Blues Guitar Legend

From YouTube comments : "This was recorded on Sadie Beck's Plantation on July 16, 1942 by Alan Lomax, who was a 'field collector' of folk music and traveled around with a recording machine on a the back of a flatbed truck.This Wille Brown (there were three of note) also recorded Mississippi Blues (essential) and Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor. Other than that, virtually all other information abou him is unknown. Sad, since this song is deserves much more recognition than it has ever received. A true blues masterpiece."

Rock'n'Roll Song from 1938! 'Trucking Little Woman' BIG BILL BROONZY

Rockin' ! Excellent sound ! Great trumpet by Punch Miller.

Glory of Love

'Long Tall Mama' BIG BILL BROONZY (1932) Blues Guitar Legend

Eric Clapton How Long Blues


Johnny Moore's Three Blazers w/ Charles Brown Groovy (PHILO 112) (1945)

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers With Charles Brown - Merry Christmas, Baby ...

charles brown/drifting blues (original version, 1945)

Hit the road Jack!

Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'

Spencer Davis Group Every Little Bit Hurts


Thanks Robert for posting the original and covers by The Clash and The Small Faces. Great piano sound on Brenda Holloway's and on the Small Faces cut ! I wonder why the sound is so bad on Aretha's cover - you can hear a door opening or closing in the first moments, and there's no bass from the left hand keys. But Aretha sings the hell out of that song. Too bad the recording engineer did such a poor job on Franklin's great piano work.

Buckethead Live Hendrix's "Who Knows/Machine Gun" 2006

Massacre - Killing Time

Fred Frith and Bill Laswell play math rock.

NoMeansNo - Live at Camden Underworld, London 2002

Really liked the post of Chip's son's band Colocelot. Nomeansno are sort of math punk-rocky.

Math Rock was/is a genre popular in the 90’s, that was later disavowed by many bands associated with that label. Currently math rock like Colocelot's is enjoying renewed popularity. This style is rhythmically complex, often guitar-based music that emerged in the late 1980s, influenced by bands like King Crimson and 20th century minimalist composers such as Steve Reich. It is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), counterpoint, odd time signatures, angular melodies, and extended, often dissonant chords.

The Coasters Ain't That Just Like Me 1961

Paul McCartney & Wings- Let Me Roll It

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jethro Tull: Fat Man (11/15/1983)

King Harvest - The Band (720p HD Quality High Def sound)

                                      Since we are on a "Band" roll....another fave.

Colocelot - Enough Is Enough - Free Download

                                       My son Judd's band. They are playing the S.D. Hard Rock in a couple of weeks.

Heavenly club & Dream machine_Les Sauterelles_Cruise09

                                      The great Swiss beat group performing two of their classic 60's cuts live on-board cruise ship.

Jefferson Airplane - Watch Her Ride

wonderfully out of tune. not sure if it is more jorma or paul...

Moby Grape - Rose Colored Eyes

Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lucinda Williams-"Can't Let Go"

Tennessee Ernie Ford

This is the later 1965 version. Not quite as good as the original but it does have dancers.

Nine Pound Hammer,Merle Travis

The Browns - Blues Stay Away From Me

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - A Picture Of You

Saw the cool poster at the bottom of the page and wondered who the hell is Joe Brown. Now I know. Country. Not bad. Joe looks like my cousin, or a little like my younger bruvver.

Otis Rush - All Your Love

The Great Society-Girl

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (with Emmylou Harris & Bonnie Raitt) Live 19...

Can't Find My Way Home - Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George & John Hammond J...

I Shall Be Released (The Band)

The Band, It makes no difference

The Band- Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) (+playlist)

Crawl out Your Window

An out take from the Blonde On Blonde Sessions with The Band. Only one song from these sessions - One Of Us Must Know ( Sooner Or Later ) made it to the album.

The Hawks - Farther Up The Road (1961)

Levon and The Hawks with Levon Helm on vocals

Ronnie Hawkins with members of "The Band" as the HAwks


Michael Bloomfield, piano; Charlie Musselwhite, harmonica; Robbie Robertson, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, bass; John Paul Hammond, guitar / vocal; Levon Helm, drums; Garth Hudson, organ 

Garth Hudson The Genetic Method NY 1971-2

Garth Hudson and Sister Maud Hudson will be playing Thursday June 26 at Yoshi's in San Francisco.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $46 at the door. Yoshi's is at 1330 Fillmore St., SF, CA 415-655-5600. A 20 minute meet and greet will begin one hour prior to the show at 7 PM.

Yoshi's San FranciscoS

Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600

Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600Yoshi's San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600

Joan Jett - Love is All Around

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965)

Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles

Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord

Ramones - Rockaway Beach

The best rock surf garage rock band. Love The Ramones !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Jackets - Freak Out

Great video !!!!!!!!

The Hives - Die all right

The Vines - Get Out (Official Video) HD

Death - Politicians in my eyes

Early punk rock - sort of - from three black guys living in Detroit - they influenced Bad Brains perhaps ?

The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature

The Squires-Going All The Way (1966 12 string Gem from Bristol,Conn)

¡Más Shake! "What A Love" Official Promotion Video 2012

¡Más Shake! "Demolicíon" Official Promotion Video 2013

3- Los Saicos - Demolicion

Peruvian Garage/Punk Rock from 1963

The Remains, Why do I Cry

Obscure Boston garage band - opened for The Beatles on their 1966 US tour.

Thee Sixpence - Fortune Teller

Written by Alan Toussaint ( as Naomi Neville ) originally recordeded by Benny Spellman, and most famously covered by The Rolling Stones. There are versions as well by The Hollies, The Who, The Merseybeats and many others. This one is by The Strawberry Alarm Clock recording as Thee Sixpence.

The Chocolate Watch Band - I Ain't No Miracle Worker #(Be Yourself) Make...

The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT En...

Sonics-"Dirty Robber" from "Here Are the Sonics"

The Wailers - Dirty robber (GARAGE ROCK R'N'B)

The Wailers - Tall Cool One

Monday, May 12, 2014

Billy Swan - I Can Help (1974) HQ

It's Gonna Rain by Sonny & Cher from Mono 1965 ATCO LP.

Roger Miller - England Swings (HQ)

BRMC - Whatever happened to my rock n' roll

Inara George- BOTTLECAPS

A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke, 1963

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Spoken Intro Version) 1970

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema- 1964


Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love

                                           Sexy to the nth degree!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Anemone - Brian Jonestown Massacre - Live Wiltern L.A. 5/10/14

I was almost not going to go.  Always go.

The Hollies - Carrie Anne

The Merseybeats - Wishin` And Hopin` b/w Milkman

The Merseybeats - I Think Of You b/w Mister Moonlight

The Golliwogs-Tell me

The Blue Velvets (pre ccr) - Come On Baby & Oh My Love

THE GOLLIWOGS - Brown Eyed Girl

Reached No. 10 for four weeks beginning February 26,  1966 on Billboard's regional Miami chart.

The Golliwogs-Fight Fire 1966

The Fogerty Brothers before CCR. They started out as an instrumental trio in 1959 called The Blue Velvets. In mid-1964 they signed with Fantasy and changed their name to The Golliwogs. In December 1967 they became Credence Clearwater Revival.

Green Eye'd Woman - The New Breed

The Brogues - 'But Now I Find'

The Brogues - Don't Shoot Me Down

The Brogues - I Ain't No Miracle Worker

In 1964 The Brogues were formed in Merced CA by Eddie Rodriguez, Rick Campbell, Bill Whittington, and Greg Elmore. Gary Duncan joined the band at a later time. The band only recorded six songs, only four were released and they dissolved in 1965. In late '65 Duncan and Elmore were invited by John Cippolina to audition for Quicksilver Messenger Service. I care, because my family lived in the next town north of Merced, Atwater, from 1965 to 1968 when my father was stationed at Castle Air Force Base, not very far from San Francisco. Another notable musicians from the Merced area is Timothy Schmitt of The New Breed, Poco and The Eagles.  Lee Michaels, born Michael Olson also grew up in Merced.

The Cure -- Purple Haze

Martha & the muffins Sins of children

David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind

Aja by Steely Dan

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Man On the Moon

The Cranberries - Zombie

Midnight Oil - Dreamworld

                                        Power from down under!

Napoleon Murphy Brock - Steady Freddy

Mothers of Invention - Cheap Thrills

From the 1968 album Cruising with Ruben and the Jets.

Ruth Underwood Pre Zappa - The Hamilton Face Band

The Mothers Of Invention - Oh, In The Sky (1968)

Geronimo Black - Low Ridin' Man (1972)

From 1972, founded by ex-Mothers Jimmy Carl Black and Bunk Gardner.



I prefer this to the merseys, merseybeats versions...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Tex Perkins - Beasts Of Bourbon - Sorrow (McCoys-Merseys-David Bowie cov...

Quicksilver Messenger Service - What About Me

Captain Beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer

Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen

Mountain Top- Toshi Reagon

Johnny Rivers - "Poor Side of Town".mov

Tony Joe White - "Polk Salad Annie" ( HQ )

Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain


Early Morning Rain

I don't know if it is polite to try to steer this thing but I suggest we play some of our guilty pleasures. Here is one of mine.

The Beatles tackle Stephen Foster

Little Feat - Willin'

And finally, the live version from Waiting For Columbus. Little Feat were a great American band ! "The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers' drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell's "little feet." The spelling of "feat" was an homage to The Beatles."

LITTLE FEAT /// 5. Willin' - (Sailin' Shoes) - (1971)

Willin' (First Version) - Little Feat

Thanks for posting Gene Parson's cover Robert, good one. Here's Little Feat's first stab at it with Ry Cooder on slide guitar... Lowell George injured his hand playing with a model airplane.

Peggy Lee - Till There Was You

There's A Place (take1-13) - The Beatles Rare Takes

Thirteen alternate takes of one of my favorite Beatles songs from the famous 10 hour session for the first album.  Really interesting to hear how this song evolved. This is the same session when John sings Twist and Shout. George Martin saved T & S for the very end when Lennons voice was completely trashed. But John tore it up !

The Beatles - Some Other Guy (Live At The Cavern Club)

This video is great ! Ringo is on drums, and some loyal fan of Mr. Best is in the crowd screaming "we want Pete ".  Wonder if that guy felt the same way two years down the line ? There are so many little known Beatles songs. Here's a link to a lot of them.

The Beatles "Nothin' Shakin'"

Wow, another rockabilly cover... never heard that one before either. I like it. How many of these obscure Beatles tracks are out there anyway ?

The Beatles Mr. Moonlight StarClub 1962

Thin sound, but pretty clear recording from Hamburg. Ringo is on drums, apparently Pete Best was gone, or on his way out by then.

LARRY WILLIAMS Dizzy, Miss Lizzy-78 MAR '58

Buck Owens & the Buckaroos - Act naturally (1963)

Covered by The Beatles on Help, their fifth UK album

The Beatles "Clarabella"

Nice, hadn't heard that one 'til now.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CAPITOL~3588 - The Jodimars - Clarabella

Another song covered by the fab four.  The band was created by former members of Bill Haley & His Comets who had quit that group in a salary dispute.

Eddie Fontaine - Nothing Shakin

Vipers Skiffle Group

Johnny Horton - Mr Moonlight

Gene Parsons - Willin' (1973)

Ghost Of A Texas Ladies Man

Once Upon A Time In The West

Me & My Uncle - John Denver

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Big Iron - Marty Robbins

Booker T and the MG's - Hang 'Em High

Vandals - I Want To Be A Cowboy

Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry

This huge 1949 hit was produced by Milt Gabler who went on to work with Bill Haley and the Comets in the 50's. Chuck Berry was definitely influenced by Louis Jordan and admits to copping the " double string electric guitar riffs " from Saturday Night Fish Fry.

Goree Carter Rock Awhile (1949)

First RnR ?

Rock This Joint by Jimmy Preston (1949)

Another contender for first Rock n Roll song along with Arthur Crudup's That's Alright "

Arthur Crudup - That's All Right (original version)

Flamin' Groovies - Headin' for the Texas Border

FLAMIN GROOVIES Slow Death Live TV 1972

Carl Perkins - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

Carl and I have the same problem... everbuddy's tryin' ta be mah baby

Carl Perkins - Honey Don't (1955)


Rockin' !

Buddy Holly Words Of Love

Original by the GREAT Buddy Holly !

Little Willie Littlefield Kansas City

First recording of this Leiber and Stoller song from 1952. Wilbert Harrison took it to number one in 1959.

Dr Feelgood (aka Piano Red) - Mr Moonlight

Always dug this song but never heard the original 'til now. I like it.

Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music

Here's the first cover by The Beatles on Beatles For Sale, the fourth UK album

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

David Bowie ~ Panic In Detroit (Live)

Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark

Country Joe & The Fish "Superbird"

Patti Smith - Gone Again


The Grooms Still Waiting At The Altar

November 1980, Warfield Theatre, Michael Bloomfield on guitar, I was there.

Fats Domino - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Mon...

Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan

Poet (+playlist)

Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)

The Donays - Devil in his heart (1962)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You Really Got A Hold On Me


Better, I think, than The Beatles cover version.

Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven (1956)

The original recording was by the song’s writer the great Chuck Berry. On Chess. Of Course.

The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (1961)

First Motown single to reach No.1 on the charts performed by The Marvellettes backed by The Funk Brothers including Marvin Gaye on drums.

Sue Raney: Till There Was You (1957)

Nelson Riddle Orchestra with 17 y/o vocalist Sue Raney. The song was written by Meredith Wilson for his 1957 Broadway play The Music Man. It also appeared in the 1962 movie version sung by Shirley Jones.

Neil Young - Long May You Run (unplugged)