Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Friday, June 24, 2016
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.
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!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Some crazy good musicianship on this track.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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.
One of the best 60's psych bands 20+ years late. XTC's lovingly created DoS. (Jogged by Max's recent post.)
Monday, June 13, 2016
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Diggin' the tuba. This one rocks.