Thursday, February 18, 2016

Duo Tones + 2 - Mr. Moto



If you get a chance, try to find their acoustic surf album. Slowed down surf ballads played with nylon strings, it is truly awesome.

Thomas Dolby with Dan Hicks



We have lost a ton of great performers of late. I somehow missed the recent passing of Dan Hicks, one of my very favorites. Dan started off as a drummer, joined the Charlatans and finally fronted his own band, the Hot Licks. Dry, droll, acerbic and occasionally drunk, he had a unique, sophisticated sound that drew heavily on gypsy jazz.

He was one of a kind and his music and presence will be sorely missed.

King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree 1971 "Poor Boy Blues"

                                                      From King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree Live from Montreux June 17th 1971 with Cornell Dupree on guitar, Jerry Jemmott on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums. Filmed two months before King Curtis' tragic death.

Jesse Harris - Mountain View

MAGNET AND STEEL - Walter Egan

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Warren Zevon - "Carmelita" + "Porcelain Monkey"

                                                            
                                           
Threw it all away for a Porcelain Monkey.....Any idea who the song is about? Har Har Har!

He was an accident waiting to happen
Most accidents happen at home
Maybe he should've gone out more often
Maybe he should've answered the phone

Hip-shakin' shoutin' in gold lame'
That's how he earned his regal sobriquet
Then he threw it all away
For a porcelain monkey

He threw it away for a porcelain monkey
Gave it all up for a figurine
He traded it in for a night in Las Vegas
And his face on velveteen

From a shotgun shack singing Pentecostal hymns
Through the wrought iron gates to the TV room
He had a little world, it was smaller than your hand
It's a rockabilly ride from the glitter to the gloom

Left behind by the latest trends
Eating fried chicken with his regicidal friends
That's how the story ends
With a porcelain monkey

He threw it away for a porcelain monkey
Gave it all up for a figurine
He traded it in for a night in Las Vegas
And his face on velveteen

Hip-shakin' shoutin' in gold lame'
That's how he earned his regal sobriquet
Then he threw it all away
For a porcelain monkey

He threw it away for a porcelain monkey
Gave it all up for a figurine
He traded it in for a night in Las Vegas
And his face on velveteen

Mick Taylor & Carla Olson - Sway (Live)

 



Amazing Guitar Solo commences at around the 3:00 mark. The late Ian McLagan on keys.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DEVO - Mongoloid

Violeta de Outono "Dia Eterno" + "Algum Lugar" - at MOSH Studios - São Paulo, 2012 + " Seventh Brings Return" (Tribute to Syd Barrett)

                                                 Brazilian band that has been around since the 80's. Considered by many to be the Pink Floyd of S.A.

                         
01. Astronomy Domine (0:00)
02. Arnold Layne (4:40)
03. See Emily Play (7:48)
04. Lucifer Sam (10:57)
05. Matilda Mother (14:29)
06. Flaming (17:59)
07. Interstellar Overdrive (21:19)
08. The Gnome (30:00)
09. Chapter 24 (32:23)
10. Scarecrow (36:41)
11. Bike (39:22)
12. Jugband Blues(41:22)
13. No Good Trying (46:42)

Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue - Mule

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

East of Eden - Waterways (Remastered)

                                                  From their wonderful 1969 Mercator Projected LP

Waterways of pink and blue 
 Vultures white and crocodiles 
  Ride a black gondola there 
   Sweeps a trailing torrent there 
Pyramids and crimson domes 
 Secret tombs of kings and queens 
  Scarlet robes and striking sun 
   Gilded wings to Babylon 
"Aluja petit afreak" 
   Ice cream cone and hide and seek 
    Sun blown tie your sandal neat 
     Now the lines are cheek to cheek 
Looking in the mirror on 
 Shadows in the midnight sun 
  Guiding through the empty waste
   Giant serpents interlace 
Waterways of pink and blue 
 Vultures white and crocodiles 
  Ride a black gondola there 
   Sleeps a trailing torrent there 
 Looking in the mirror on 
  Shadows in the midnight sun 
   Gliding through the empty waste
    Giant serpents interlaced

Them - square room

                                                          Post Van psych.

Jefferson Airplane - If You Feel (HD)

Bob Seger & the Last Heard - Persecution Smith

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Golden Earring - Twilight Zone (Live '06) [HD]

                                                    Love the huge smile on the drummers face throughout. Who says old guys can't rock? :)

Steely D - "Do It Again" (Live1973) ★ HD 720p.

                                                    The Denny Diaz guitar break is worth the price of admission.