Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Husker Du - Eight Miles High (London 1985)

                                                        Live show featuring the incredible Bob of the great punk bands from this era. Check his live version of Cinnamon Girl if you get the chance.

Seu Jorge - Carolina

                                                 A follow up to Blues excellent post from Life Aquatic.

Sam Shepard - Sam Hall / Blackthorn (2011)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Django Reinhardt - Ain't Misbehavin' - Paris, 22 04 1937

Fats Waller and his Rhythm 1942 "Ain't Misbehavin".

Fats Waller - The Jitterbug Waltz

A great song written by Waller and recorded by Fats and his Rhythm in 1942. His top notch studio band featured top notch musicians like Bill Coleman on trumpet and Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet.

Jitterbug Waltz (1955) by Art Tatum

Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) - Cécile McLorin Salvant - Victoires du Ja...

Fats WALLER "Jitterbug Waltz" - Andrea MOTIS voice, trumpet, Joan CHAMOR...

90 year old woman walks onto the dance floor but no one expected this...

Jean Luc Ponty - Nostalgia

Allan Holdsworth, guitar

Friday, June 23, 2017

Rickie Lee Jones - My One And Only Love

With Robin Ford on guitar and Charlie Haden on bass - Pop Pop is my favorite Riki Lee Jones album


Go, Leave - Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Go Leave

Ariel Pocock Don't you worry bout a Thing

Fishbone - Properties of Propaganda (Fuk This Shit on Up)

Grieg, Peer Gynt, side 1, Beecham

Grieg's music written for the play Peer Gynt is my favorite Romantic Classical suite. EMI H.M.V. ASD 258, the 1956 recording of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, is my favorite performance of this music.

Sonically the early stereo LP is very good but the 15 i.p.s. pre-recorded stereo reel tape - EMI HMV SAT-1018 - is even better.  I was fortunate enough to buy a copy of the tape on eBay, probably ten years ago from a guy in England. If you are into pre-recorded reel tapes, find and buy this one. If you ever get the chance (which you probably never will).

My favorite piece is 'Hall Of The Mountain King'. Amazing! musically and sonically! When the troll chorus kicks in it makes you jump.

Recently, finally, I had my R-t-R deck cleaned up and calibrated and seriously listened to the tape for the first time. I was so impressed with the music and the sonics that I loaned my copy of this extremely rare reel tape to Robert Witrak, the proprieter of HDTT (High Definition Tape Transfers), from which he made a 'remastered' digital copy. If you're interested, you can buy a high definition transfer of my copy of this reel tape - as a digital download, CD or DVD - from HDTT (High Definition Tape Transfers) for $22.

Amazingly enough, the digital copies sound even better than the tape! According to Witrak the only 're-mastering' was "slight noise reduction of the high frequencies" (ie. tape hiss). The digital copies sound as good as they do because this guy has the absolute best play back and digital recording equipment available.

Go to the HDTT website to hear 30 second samples of each track.

Grieg: Peer Gynt In the Hall of the Mountain King - Beecham RPO

Monday, June 12, 2017


Merle plays so beautifully and lyrically here as do Doc and T. Michael. I was so lucky to see them play together before Merle's unfortunate tragic death.

Pussycat A-Go-Go - The Shindigs (Jerry McCain & Sam The Sham)

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff

Jerry McCain - Steady

Great harmonica player, influenced by Little Walter


From the Wikipedia Fabulous Thunderbirds article. "Tuff Enuff" is a song by the blues rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. It was written by the band's lead singer Kim Wilson and appeared on the album Tuff Enuf. It was produced by Dave Edmunds.

WRONG - Jerry McCain's is the original version. Kim Wilson emulated Jerry McCain's harmonica solo on their excellent cover. Don't know why McCain is not better known, he plays a mean mo fo harp!

A Fool For Your Stockings

Monday, June 5, 2017

Twisted Thing

Sandy Denny - The Ballad Of The Easy Rider


Booker T and the MGs ,Sam and Dave the Mar -keys and OTIS REDDING


BOOKER T. & THE MGs - LIVE 1970 - "Time Is Tight"

Sound is not great but musically it doesn't get any better than this - Booker T rocks! they all do. Check out CCR checking out the MGs from backstage. Love it.

Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn final US performance TIME IS TIGHT Marsh...

Booker T. & The MG's - Time Is Tight (1969) HQ

B52s Planet Claire FULL HQ Restored best version!!

Les Paul with Brian May from the band Queen

Equal Powers [Studio Sessions] - Violents & Monica Martin

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Genesis - The Lamia

Hard to believe that the members of Genesis were only 22 to 24 years old when they put this project together.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert

                                                      Following in Blue's footsteps from a post couple of years back. I'd love to go through the record collection on the wall here!

FLEETWOOD MAC - Oh Well (1969 UK TV Performance) ~ HIGH QUALITY HQ ~

I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living/ All Over Again

B.B. King - 1968 I've Got a Mind to Give Up Living

BB King Calls This One Of His Best Performances

Howlin' Wolf "Smokestack Lightning" Live 1964 (Reelin' In The Years Arch...

John Fahey - The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites (Full Album)

Cootie Williams & His Orch. (Eddie Vinson). Cherry Red Blues (Hit 7084/M...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bufford Beals Band - "Island Time"

                                                  Bufford just uploaded. He tells me it is an unfinished demo with a few editing flaws.

Ray Sinnett - "A Fire Somewhere" + "The Rain"

                                                       Ex-Sam the Sham band member...previously unreleased gem.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

NRPS 'Henry' 1968 STUDIO DEMO New Riders of the Purple Sage

Jerry Garcia on steel guitar

A Prayer Like Any Other (For Nikke)

Jefferson Airplane - Come Up The Years (1966) HQ

'' jefferson airplane '' - its no secret with signe anderson - 1966.

Guerrilla Gig: The House At Pooneil Corners - Jefferson Airplane, 1968 -...

Bob Dylan and The Band - Like A Rolling Stone (rare live footage)

Mr. Tambourine Man (Live at the Newport Folk Festival. 1964)

The Times They Are A Changin Bob Dylan @ the White House Live

Garcia,Weir And Los Lobos 7-2-89-Sittin On Top Of The World-This Land Is...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday Sessions: Rodney Crowell performs "East Houston Blues"

                                                        Took a 4 week break to Florida to take care of my Dad who had heart surgery. Good to be home...looking forward to catching up with all of your recent posts. Chip

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