Sunday, June 26, 2016

Little Feat "Rock and Roll Doctor" 1977 Sound Check

                                                            Does it get any funkier than this???

Friday, June 24, 2016

Funkentelechy - Bernie Worrell - All Eyes On Video

Lulu - Feelin' Alright - 1970

Dionne Warwick - Trains and Boats and Planes


Leslie and I were talking in the car the other day and decided to rank our soul singing goddesses. I was surprised that she agreed with me, ranked Dionne in a tie with Aretha at the top, third Diana Ross, fourth Gladys Knight, fifth Mavis Staples...then you have to rank Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Patti Labelle, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner and so many others.

Leaving here - The Birds



early Ron Wood

David Clayton Thomas - Walk That Walk

Faces - Around the Plynth (Ron Wood guitar)

5th Dimension - He's a Runner

The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game







Blood, Sweat & Tears - Smiling Phases



Alas, I couldn't find a YouTube copy that matches the spectacular sonics of my remastered mp3 copy. A feast of sounds, if there ever was one! And what's up with low volume on YouTube? Does it cost them extra to stream a tiny extra bit of headroom?...for our headphones? Bastardos!

Orquesta Baobab - El Son Te Llama

Bobby Hebb - Sunny

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Always Will" + "Strawberry Fields Seem So Far Away" Bufford Beals Band-

                                                   Saw a documentary on the draft on PBS last night which caused me to publish these two videos. "Always Will" is an unfinished demo with a portion of the vocal track missing for a few seconds.

Father Yod - Renaissance

Corny lyrics in places, but a heartfelt rendition, nonetheless.

The Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock Demo Version- (XTC)

                                                         One of the best 60's psych bands 20+ years late. XTC's lovingly created DoS. (Jogged by Max's recent post.)

The MC5. Come Together (Very Live)

                                                           Blues recent posts made me crave more from the worlds first real punk rocker apolitical social misfits....mosh pit included!

Skip James- Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

Peter, Paul & Mary - Early In the Morning

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Kevin Moore - Wednesday The Sky

                                                              

It's drizzling and ah out in this ah, you know, lush field
in the distance there's this dove sitting ah, sitting there.
And each time I told the crowd of people to look at the dove,
it would dive down. And this happened three times, I'd look at the
dove, it's there... it would dive down. And then ah, they were like
oh you know... So as we were walking away I turned back."

i was 5 miles up in the atmosphere
i was half asleep when i landed here
kept my eyes half-closed when the tide came in
heard the rushing waves and i slept again

sunday i'll get back into the sky
but i can wait much longer if i try

so i tell myself in a daydream trance
when i wake back up give me half a chance
then a girl showed up (she was heaven sent)
so i sent her back (wasn't what i meant)

monday i'll get back into the sky
but i can wait much longer if i try

behind the sun someone is waiting for me
careful my son never know never know
just past that sun heaven is waiting for me
thousand to one gotta go gotta go

don't save your wings for the summer
give up your fear let it go

tuesday i get back into the sky
cause i can't wait much longer

"And each time I told the crowd of people to look at the dove,
it would dive down. And this happened three times, I'd look at the
dove, it's there... it would dive down. And then ah, they were like
oh you know... So as we were walking away I turned back and there's
that dove sitting there."

Shanghai Noodle Factory (2010 Remaster)

Call me Al

Al DiMeola and his band are playing the Elegant Gypsy album in San Diego Wednesday. I think it is a relatively small club. Anybody want to go?

Chausson - String Quartet in C Major, Op.35: I. Grave.

Jean Luc Ponty - Eulogy to Oscar Romero

Arthur Lee & Love - Alone Again Or

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

CHARLES MINGUS, Epitaph (Part I)





Taken from an October 12, 1963 Town Hall Concert in NYC, this is the 4th performance of (a fragment of) the Charles Mingus composition Epitaph. This clip is the complete concert in its entirety. It was originally released in an edited form by United Artists Records in 1963.

Les Spann (guitar); Danny Bank (bass clarinet, e flat clarinet); Romeo Penque (oboe); Eric Dolphy, Buddy Collette, Charles McPherson, Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Zoot Sims, George Berg (tenor saxophone); Jerome Richardson, Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Richard Gene Williams , Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Lonnie Hillyer , Edward Armour, Rolf Ericson, Snooky Young (trumpet); Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Willie Dennis , Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman (trombone); Jaki Byard, Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano); Warren Smith (vibraphone, percussion); Dannie Richmond (drums); Grady Tate (percussion).



Epitaph is considered one of Charles Mingus's masterpieces. The composition is 4,235 measures long, requires two hours to perform, and is one of the longer jazz pieces ever written. 



The complete composition of Epitaph was discovered, by musicologist Andrew Homzy, during the cataloging process after Mingus's death. With the help of a grant from the Ford Foundation, the score and instrumental parts were copied, and the piece itself was premiered by a 30-piece orchestra, conducted by Gunther Schuller. This concert was produced by Mingus's widow, Sue Graham Mingus, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in NYC on June 3, 1989, ten years after his death. It was performed again at several concerts in 2007. The performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall is available on NPR. The complete score was published in 2008 by Hal Leonard.