Vorig jaar een van de hoogtepunten op het festival Swing Wespelaar in Belgie.Het was dan ook een aangename verrassing dat op deze koude vrijdagavond Chris Cain in Bluesclub De Viersprong stond geprogrammeerd.
De zeer sympathieke Chris Cain had er duidelijk zin in deze avand,met
als gevolg een bijna 2 uur durend optreden .Van de eerste tot de
laatste minuut boeiend en zeer geinspereerd
Ain,t Nobody,s Bussines (frament)
De invloed van B.B King is goed merkbaar,o.a door zijn gitaarspel,maar ook zeker door zijn manier van zingen,.
That,s why i sing the Blues
Met een hoofdrol voor de keyboardplayer (from Praag) en bassist Walter.
En toen ging de gitaarband kapot.........
/ Drown In My Own Tears
De reparatie van de band duurde nog al een tijdje,dus Chris achter de piano.
Met behulp van van de keyboardspeler deze prachtige uitvoering van dit Ray Charles nummer.
Volledig geimproviseerd ,en voor mij een van de hoogtepunten van de avond .
Het was weer een zeer geslaagde avond.Met dank aan de organisatie en hoop dat er nog veel mooie zullen volgen.
Chris Cain (San Jose, 19 november1955) is een Amerikaansegitarist en zanger, die een mengsel van blues, jazz en funk speelt.
Cain begon gitaar te spelen toen hij acht was en begin jaren zeventig
begon hij als professioneel muzikant te werken. Hij speelde in clubs en
kreeg een behoorlijke aanhang, waarna hij een platencontract kreeg.
Zijn debuutplaat uit 1987 kreeg vier Blues Music Award-nominaties. In de jaren negentig volgden meer platen, onder meer op Blind Pig Records. Cain schrijft de meeste songs die hij brengt zelf
Ben ondertussen al een paar jaar met dit blog bezig en beleef er veel plezier aan .Veel van de filmpjes die ik hiervoor verzameld heb staan nog op mijn harde schijf en het lijkt me leuk om die nog eens te vertonen.Natuurlijk veel Van Morrison,persoonlijk vind ik dit een hele mooie.
"Into the Mystic" is one of Morrison's warmest ballads, an Otis Redding-style
reverie with acoustic guitar and horns. The lyrics are truly
mysterious: "People say, 'What does this mean?' " said Morrison. "A lot
of times I have no idea what I mean. That's what I like about rock &
roll — the concept. Like Little Richard — what does he mean? You can't take him apart; that's rock & roll to me."
Mario Cipolinna-Bass,John Colla-AltoSax,John Farey-Keyboards,Brian Hogan-TenorSax,Bill Gibson-Drums,Dennis Langevin-Guitar
We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows I will be coming home
And when that fog horn blows I want to hear it
I don't have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows you know I will be coming home
And when thst fog horn whistle blows I got to hear it
I don't have to fear it
I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will float into the mystic
James Taylor & Carly Simon Close your Eyes (Old Grey Whistle Test 1977)
James Taylor& Carly Simon Devoted to You(Everly Brothers)
Dick Cavett Show 1977
James Taylor Carolina in my Mind Oakland Colloseum 1972
Carly Simon You,r so Vain In January of 1973, You're So Vain was the # 1 hit song on the radio. Carly had just married fellow pop-superstar James Taylor a month before, so when You're So Vain hit the airwaves, it stirred intense curiosity about which one of her previous lovers was the subject of this wry nod to the male ego. click here to read the lyrics Was it Mick Jagger? Cat Stevens? Warren Beatty? Kris Kristofferson? It was common knowledge that she had been involved with each of them in the past. Carly has never revealed who she had in mind when she wrote You're So Vain, and over 35 years later, interviewers are still asking her this same question........
Carly Simon met dochter Sally Taylor No Secrets
In het boek"Girls like Us"vertelt Carly over haar huwelijk met James Taylor het volgende:
"I know he had a really tough time with drugs and I had a tough time with his drugs, and I had a tough time with Ben who was very, very sick," recalled Simon. "But I was terribly in love and I got a great deal out of that relationship and ... I don't think I would have changed anything except that I wish that James would have been happier with himself obviously. The breakup of that marriage was incredibly sad and difficult for me."
"The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial." - Leonard Bernstein
It's a Beautiful Day is an American band formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967, featuring vocalist Pattie Santos along with violinist David LaFlamme and his wife, Linda LaFlamme, on keyboards.
David LaFlamme, who as a youth had formerly once performed as a soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, had previously been in the group Orkustra playing five-string violin. The other members of It's a Beautiful Day in its early years were Hal Wagenet (guitar), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fuentes (drums). Although they were one of the earliest and most important San Francisco bands to emerge from 1967's social phenomenonSummer of Love, the band never quite achieved the success of contemporaries such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana,
with whom they had connections. The band created a unique blend of
rock, jazz, folk, classical, and world-beat styles during the initial
seven years it was officially together.(Wikipedia)
The Dophin Song (Fred Neil)
July 5, 1970, the band played the second Atlanta International Pop
Festival in Byron, Georgia to an estimated 250,000 people. Pattie Santos
sang lead on "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day" and "The Dolphin Song". The
band had a regional radio hit with "Don and Dewey". Later that year,
the original lineup of the band changed; the LaFlammes had split and
Linda left the band, replaced by Fred Webb. The following album, Marrying Maiden, recorded at Pacific High Recording Studio in San Francisco, released in 1970, was their most successful in the charts. It reached number 28 in the U.S. (their only Top 40 placing) and number 45 in the U.K. In that year, the band also performed at the Holland Pop Festival at the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. Tom Fowler (later bassist for Frank Zappa) and Bill Gregory joined in March 1971, with their first performance broadcast live on San Francisco's KSAN FM radio, with host Tom Donahue introducing them as the band's two new members(Wikipedia)
Filmed in a Chicago club as part of the
1970 documentary "Chicago Blues" featuring Junior Wells (harmonica and
vocals), Buddy Guy (guitar), David Myers (bass) and Sam Lay (drums)
Junior Wells and guitarist Buddy Guy
worked together frequently starting in the 1960s, and featured Guy on
guitar when he recorded his first album, "Hoodoo Man Blues" for Delmark
Records. Wells and Guy supported the Rolling Stones on numerous
occasions in the 1970s. Although Juniors albums "South Side Blues Jam"
(1971) and "On Tap" (1975) proved he had not lost his aptitude for
Chicago blues, his 1980s and 1990s discs were inconsistent. However
with his 1996 release "Come On in This House" he redeemed himself an
intriguing set of classic blues songs with a rotating cast of slide
guitarists, among them Alvin Youngblood Hart, Corey Harris, Sonny
Landreth and Derek Trucks. Wells made an appearance in the film Blues
Brothers 2000, the sequel to The Blues Brothers, which was released in
Wells continued performing until he was
diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 1997. That fall, he suffered a
heart attack while undergoing treatment, sending him into a coma. Wells
died in Chicago, after succumbing to lymphoma on January 15, 1998, and
was interred in the Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago.
Williamson's first recording session took place in 1951 for Lillian McMurry of Trumpet Records, based in Jackson, Mississippi.
It was three years since the death of John Lee Williamson, which for
the first time allowed some legitimacy to Miller's carefully worded
claim to being "the one and only Sonny Boy Williamson". When Trumpet
went bankrupt in 1955, Williamson's recording contract was yielded to
its creditors, who sold it to Chess Records
in Chicago. He had begun developing a following in Chicago beginning in
1953, when he appeared there as a member of Elmore James's band. During
his Chess years he enjoyed his greatest success and acclaim, recording
about 70 songs for the Chess subsidiary Checker Records from 1955 to 1964. His first LP record was a compilation of previously released singles. Titled Down and Out Blues, Checker released the collection in 1959. A single, "Boppin' with Sonny" backed with "No Nights by Myself", was released by Ace Records in 1955.
In the early 1960s he toured Europe several times during the height
of the British blues craze, backed on a number of occasions by the
Authentics (see American Folk Blues Festival), recording with the Yardbirds (for the album Sonny Boy Williamson and the Yardbirds) and the Animals,
and appearing on several television broadcasts throughout Europe.
Around this time he was quoted as saying of the backing bands who
accompanied him, "those British boys want to play the blues real bad,
and they do". Led Zeppelin biographer Stephen Davis writes in Hammer of the Gods,
while in England Williamson set his hotel room on fire while trying to
cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator. The book also maintains that
future Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant stole one of the bluesman's harmonicas at one of these shows. Robert Palmer
wrote in his blues history "Deep Blues", that during this tour
Williamson allegedly stabbed a man during a street fight and left the
country abruptly.
Sonny Boy took a liking to the European fans, and while there had a
custom-made, two-tone suit tailored personally for him, along with a
bowler hat, matching umbrella, and an attaché case for his harmonicas.
He appears credited as "Big Skol" on Roland Kirk's live album Kirk in Copenhagen (1963). One of his final recordings from England, in 1964, featured him singing "I'm Trying to Make London My Home", with Hubert Sumlin providing the guitar.
Upon his return to the U.S., he resumed playing the King Biscuit Time
show on KFFA, and performed in the Helena, Arkansas area. As fellow
musicians Houston Stackhouse and Peck Curtis waited at the KFFA studios
for Williamson on May 25, 1965, the 12:15 broadcast time was approaching
and Williamson was nowhere in sight. Peck left the radio station to
locate Williamson, and discovered his body in bed at the rooming house
where he had been staying, dead of an apparent heart attack suffered in
his sleep the night before. Williamson is buried on New Africa Road,
just outside Tutwiler, Mississippi at the site of the former Whitman
Chapel cemetery. Trumpet Records owner McMurry provided the headstone
with an incorrect date of death.