Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Toot Blues remarkably captures the true essence and talent of artists like Guitar Gabriel, a 'homeless magic potion selling' blues genius; to Willa Mae Buckner, a snake charming elderly woman taunting delightfully raunchy blues; to Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, a grandmother who continues to tear up the stage and play a killer electric guitar behind her head; to Bishop Dready Manning and family churning out homebrewed rockabilly-gospel; to Boo Hanks, an 80 year-old bluesman recording an album for the very first time; to blind guitarist, Cootie Stark, mesmerizing crowds world-wide while never failing to find his way home by himself.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Footage from the Sydney show at Randwick Racetrack during their
Australian tour in 1971. Note : the sound is not from the same concert being in fact from the
live part of "Ummagumma".
This version is complete and unedited - with an extra verse not included on final version. A psychedelic masterpiece that truly paved the way!!
Monday, April 27, 2015
The Velvet Underground & Nico "I'll Be Your Mirror" (Warhol film footage); Femme Fatale" Live; "All Tomorrow's Parties" (Lyrics) with "Edie Sedgwick" and "Nico" HD
If you click on the "youtube" button on the video below you can watch "Femme Fatale" live performance....disabled here.
A few years ago I listed my estate sale Fender twin reverb amp on eBay and a woman emailed me from Florida with some questions.
Turned out he/she didn't want the amp, it was too new, but he/she did tell me her/his whole life story. His/her name is A.L. Douglas ( aka Angela Douglas), but he/she used to be Doug Delain from Detroit, guitarist for Euphoria, the Los Angeles/Texas psychedelic duo/band associated with Arthur Lee and Love, The Doors and The 13th Floor Elevators.
She/he sent me a CD of his/her new stuff too… badly recorded, as usual, for garage rock, but interesting. Mostly covers sung in a very deep masculine voice.
He/she was looking for sympathy apparently, told me a sad story about her doctor making her/him undress to be examined "just so the doctor could gawk" at his/her "mutilated" body. Didn't feel much sympathy… he/she has only her/him self to blame for her/his condition… in my opinion.
I felt uncomfortable corresponding with her/him, especially after he/she sent me that CD, so I stopped replying to her/his emails.
"Euphoria was originally a California group who moved to Houston and influenced (and were influenced by) the local musicians. They played with the legendary 13th Floor Elevators and this influence can be heard in Euphoria's songs. They had one single released on Mainstream Records and after their return to California they released an LP on Capitol Records. However, none of the band's available material equals the quality of these four unreleased songs which were recorded during their stay in Texas." From liner notes of Houston Hallucinations, Texas Archive Recordings 1982
Sunday, April 26, 2015
With the fantastic Buck Dharma on lead guitar.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
"Wrong Side Of The River" + "Angel of 8th Avenue" + "The Original Mixed Up Kid" + "It Must Be Love" + "Home Is Where I Want To Be" .- Mott the Hoople
All from their sensational and highly underrated "Wildlife" LP. (c.1971)
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Indorock is a musical genre that originated in the 1950's in the Netherlands, It's a fusion of Indonesian and Western music, with roots that originate in Kroncong ( traditional Portugese-Indonesian fusion music). The genre was invented by Indo repatriates in the Netherlands after Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945 and became popular, especially in Germany.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Harold Arlen - 'One for My Baby (& One More for the Road)', "That Old Black Magic", "Stormy Weather", "ILL Wind"
One of the greatest composers of the 20th century doing a few of his classic compositions himself .
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Skip & Flip were Clyde "Skip" Battin and Gary S. Paxton. In 1961 Paxton's roommate Kim Fowley, put together a band, The Hollywood Argyles to record Alley Oop which featured Gary on lead vocals.
Paxton went on to produce and play on other hit records like 'Monster Mash' by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and The Crypt Kicker Five and 'Cherish' by The Association. According to Wikipedia, Paxton, an "eccentric and quixotic figure" was admired by Brian Wilson and feared by Phil Spector.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
This is quite a performance of this brilliant work. Conducting is Yuri Temirkanov with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
One of the truly great undiscovered LP's from the 60's. Dave Ray was one third of Koerner, Ray & Glover, with Spider John Koerner and Tony Little Sun Glover. Dave died in 2002 and sadly I understand that Will Donicht has also passed. 1) "Treehouse" 2) "Blak Bari Chari Blooz"
3) "The Odyssey of Thaddeus Baxter"
Fast forward through the 55 second intro... a fave by this great songwriter. Wonderful version of this song about Elvis performed by REM but have been unable to locate on youtube
Saturday, April 11, 2015
This was prompted by Robert’s post of Peter Green’s Albatross - Thanks ! - which was written by Peter Green and inspired by Santo and Johnny’s Sleepwalk. Albatross in turn inspired The Beatles to write Sun King.
I wondered who the third guitarist was on the Albatross video though as I thought Peter Green was the only guitarist on this song. According to Wikipedia the third guitar player is original member Jeremy Spencer miming Green’s recorded slide guitar parts. The newest member, eighteen year old guitarist Danny Kirwin did contribute guitar parts to the recording and actually helped Green complete the piece.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Holy Modal Rounders were an American folk music duo - Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber - from the Lower East Side of NYC. They were also, obviously, String Band revivalists in a style similar to R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders.
Their version of Hesitation Blues ( track 6 ) featured the first use of the term ‘psychedelic’ in pop music. They "got the psycho-delic blues in their psycho-delic shoes".
In 1965 the duo joined Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg in The Fugs for a short time. Weber wrote ‘Boobs A lot’ for The Fugs.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
To complement Robert's eggsilunt post - nice one, hard core !
PG release of Electric Larryland by The B***H*** Surfers
This song was written by Harry Nilsson and Chip Douglas. Douglas produced the album and is well known for producing The Monkees big hits.
The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands is the fourth studio album released by The Turtles. Produced by Chip Douglas, it was released in November 1968 by White Whale Records. Some reissues of the album were retitled Elenore.
A tribute to Kerr for mentioning this great LP.
David Peel was a very strange bird, used to see him in New York from time to time as a kid. I was with him at a pot march with a forty foot joint down fifth avenue (on our way to Attorney General Mitchell's apartment) when he asked me to accompany him on snare drum, something I wasn't very good at, to say the least. It was a disaster.
He was friends with my late friend Douglas Monroe. The popular legend had it that he would paint the cockroaches in his downtown apartment with fluorescent day glow paint and trip and then watch them scurry across his ceiling and leave trails.
My mother took the family to a moratorium march in D.C. and Peel played, he nearly caused a riot on stage. We ended up driving the drummer back to New York in the ensuing chaos. End of story.
Peel was a friend of Lennon. Didn't have any talent to speak of but he was a lot of fun in small doses.