Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Guess Who - Running Back to Saskatoon

The Cars - Little Black Egg

Cars finally make it to the Rock Hall of Fame. 'Bout damn time. Now how about the Moody Blues and the Zombies, Devo, Peter Paul and Mary, Frampton, Procol Harem, Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull, Jan and Dean and Roxy Music while you are at it.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

tom petty vh1 storytellers

Really great video. So sad that he died so young.

Paul McCartney & Wings - Mull Of Kintyre [Two Version] [High Quality]

"The former Beatle pays tribute to the Scottish Kintyre peninsula – home to a farm estate he's owned since 1966 -- in this massive U.K. hit. McCartney enlisted local help for the folksy ballad in the form of bagpipers from Kintyre’s Campbelltown Pipe Band. Following its 1977 release, the Scottish paean sold more than two million copies in the U.K. to become Britain’s bestselling single ever (eclipsing the Beatles’ ‘She Loves You’). It’s still the bestselling non-charity single in the country’s history."


With Van on drums... and more bagpipes (uilleann pipes)!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fats Domino The Fat Man

R.I.P. Fats Domino, he was an originator not an imitator - Recorded in 1949 The Fat Man is considered one of the first R&R songs

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass

Read the great youtube comments. The fabulous Max Bennet on bass.

Mike Wilhelm & Hired Guns - Louie Louie

Mike was a Flaming Groovie and an original member of the Charlatans. Gave Graham the infamous finger in the Fillmore movie.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017