zondag 14 oktober 2018

Ry Cooder feat. The Hamiltons - I Can,t Win (encore) Kursaal Oostende Belgium (12 Okt 2018)

         20 18 is nog niet voorbij maar toch kan ik al terugkijken  op een prachtig  concertjaar.Een jaar met  met veel generatiegenoten  die nog steeds aktief zijn ,en hoe!Ik zag dit jaar o a Graham Nash,Bonnie Raitt,David Crosby,artiesten die ik al heel mijn leven volg.Allemaal  nog steeds in staat een prachtig optreden te geven,,met een geweldige instrumentbeheersing en bovenal nog prima bij stem!Datzelfde geld zeker ook voor Ry Cooder.natuurlijk nog steeds een meester op de gitaar ,maar ook zeer goed bij stem.  Volgens mij zing hij beter dan ooit.Als je dan ook nog zo,n vocaal trio als The Hamiltons in je band hebt weet je zeker dat het goed zit.De setlist was een selectie uit   zijn uitgebreide repertoire,en enkele nummers van zijn nieuwe album "The Prodigal Son "Een bijzondere rol was er voor de saxofonist Sam Gendel in de band Onopvallend maar zeer belangrijk voor het totaal geluid .Hoogtepunten ga ik niet noemen,het hele concert was een hoogtepunt.Ik was niet van plan om een filmpje te maken ,maar tijdens de toegift kon ik het toch niet laten.Het was een onvergetelijke avond.........

   I Can,t Win (album Bop Till You Drop)

   De setlist:
   1 Nobody,s Fault but Mine (Ry and Sam)2Everybody Ought Treat a Stranger Right 3Straight Street
   4 Go Home Girl 5 Harbor of Love 6 The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor)
   7  74 (The Hamiltons) 8 Gotta Be Lovin Me (The Hamiltons with Ry on guitar) 9 Vigilante Man      (Ry solo) 10 You Must Unload 11 Jesus on the Mainline 12 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? 13 Down in the Boondocks 14 The Prodigal Son 15 99 1/2 Won't Do 16 (encore)Little Sister 17 I Can't Win

                                          Oostende

 More Ry Cooder on Arthur,s Musical Journey:
https://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/search?q=ry+cooder


dinsdag 9 oktober 2018

Bob Dylan - Roll On,John (John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)



                                          Roll On,John
Mooi eerbetoon van Bob Dylan aan John Lennon op diens prachtige  album Tempest

                                     “Shine your light, Movin' on, You burned so bright, Roll on, John.”


John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

maandag 8 oktober 2018

Buck Owens - Cryin" Time

"Crying Time" is a song from 1964 written and originally recorded by the American country music artist Buck Owens. It gained greater success in the version recorded by Ray Charles, which won two Grammy Awards in 1967. Numerous other cover versions have been performed and recorded over the intervening years



Owens recorded the original version of his song and released it as the B side to the 45 single "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" in 1964, Capitol 5336, but it failed to reach the music charts. A cover version of "Crying Time" was then recorded by R&B singer Ray Charles, and his version proved to be a hit. Featuring backing vocals by the Jack Halloran Singers and The Raelettes, the song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1966


                                    
Charles' version of the song also peaked at number five on the R&B chart and spent three weeks at number one on the easy listening chart.[3] In the United Kingdom, the song reached number 50 on the UK Singles Chart.[4] In addition, Charles' version of "Crying Time" won two Grammy Awards in 1967, in the categories Best R&B Recording and Best R&B Solo Performance.[1



                                                     
 Charles intended his version of Owens' song to be a tribute to the country music style he appreciated (Charles had successfully covered other country music songs in the past, such as "I Can't Stop Loving You"). He was quoted as saying that he didn't record "Crying Time" and other country songs written by Owens "out of disrespect for Buck. I'm crazy about Buck. But I heard something that fit my style. The key was keeping my style while watching my style work in different ways."



                                   
Ray Charles and Barbra Streisand memorably performed the song as a duet on her 1973 soundtrack album from her CBS television special Barbra Streisand...And Other Musical Instruments. This cover was featured in the episode, "The Glass Is Always Cleaner", of the NBC drama series Las Vegas. Streisand also included a solo version of the song on her 1974 album ButterFly.



Lorrie Morgan recorded a cover of the song for the soundtrack to the 1993 film The Beverly Hillbillies. Her version peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.


                                                           
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 Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), professionally known as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos. They pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound, named after Bakersfield, California, the city Owens called home and from which he drew inspiration for what he preferred to call American music

donderdag 4 oktober 2018

Neil Young & The International Harvesters - Farm Aid (1986)

    In this period, the early to mid-eighties, Young played music in many different genres.His backing band, the "International Harvesters", consisted of professional country musicians from Nashville some of whom had also played (as "The Shocking Pinks") on his rock and roll album Everybody's Rockin'.
                          
  Ready for the Country

The International Harvesters are:
Ben Keith (March 6, 1937 – July 26, 2010)  -  pedal steel guitar, lap slide guitar, stringman, vocals.Anthony Crawford -guitar, banjo, vocals.Rufus Thibodeaux (January 5, 1934 – August 12, 2005) -fiddle.Spooner Oldham -piano.Tim Drummond (Bloomington (Illinois), 20 april 1940 – St. Louis, 10 januari 2015)-bass.Karl Himmel -drums.Hargus Robins - piano.Nicolette Larson- vocals.


   Comes A Time

 A Treasure is a live album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on June 14, 2011, featuring performances from his 1984-1985 U.S. tour with the International Harvesters. The album is volume nine in Young's Archives Performance Series and the sixth to be released.

  Homegrown


  The album results from a tour following Young's recording what he later called the first Old Ways, an album of country music that his record company refused to release since they claimed it wasn't commercial enough

Janis Joplin Cheap Thrills (1968)

Mooie beelden van Janis Joplin tijdens de opnames van Cheap Thrills.
Het was het tweede album van Big Brother & the Holding Compagnie en tevens de laatse met Janis als zangeres.
De originele titel van het album was Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills,maar daar ging Columbia Records niet mee akoord.



Het album bevat drie cover songs ("Summertime," "Piece of My Heart," "Ball and Chain").Met name de single "Piece of My Heart," werd een grote hit en aan het eind van 1968 waren er van het album al bijna een miljoen exemplaren verkocht.Echter ,kort daarna besloot Janis om een solocarierre te beginnen



Summertime

De cover is getekend door underground cartoonist Robert Crumb nadat het originele coveridee van de band (met z,n allen naakt in bed)was afgekeurd door de platenbazen .

zaterdag 29 september 2018

Jefferson Airplane

Marty Balin born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, (January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. R.I.P



Jefferson Airplane was vooral actief in de tweede helft van de jaren '60. De band debuteerde op 13 augustus 1965 in de Matrix club in San Francisco. De bandleden van de oorspronkelijke bezetting waren Marty Balin (gitaar, zang), Paul Kantner (zang, gitaar), Jorma Kaukonen (gitaar, zang), Signe Anderson, Jack Casady (bas) en Skip Spence (drums). Anderson en Spence verlieten de band kort na de opnamen van het eerste album en werden vervangen door respectievelijk Grace Slick en Spencer Dryden.


We Can Be Togheter

Mooie beelden van Jefferson Airplane in de repetitieruimte.
De zang van Grace Slick en Marty Balin; De interaktie tussen Jorma Kaukonen's lead guitar, Jack Casady's bass, en Paul Kantner's rhythm guitar komen hier prachtig tot uiting.Ook de nieuwe drummer Joey Covington is van de partij als vervanger van Spencer Dryden


Volunteers

Het eerste grote concert van de band vond in februari 1966 plaats in het Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Daarna speelden ze nog op het Berkeley Folk Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, en op Altamont.


Sombody To Love

De band had groot succes op het Woodstock-festival waar ze om 7 uur 's morgens op de laatste dag van het festival het podium betraden met Slicks legendarische woorden "now you will see morning maniac music". Bij het Holland Pop Festival een jaar later gaf Jefferson Airplane aan het eind van de eerste nacht de afsluitende act.


Fantastic Plastic Lover

Het tweede album Surrealistic Pillow uit 1967 betekende de internationale doorbraak voor de band. Het album bevat hun twee bekendste nummers White Rabbit en Somebody to love. White Rabbit beschrijft de effecten van LSD in een analogie met Alice in Wonderland. Na dit album sloeg de band een meer experimentele richting in.


Mexico

Het album Volunteers uit 1969 is het laatste van de band in de klassieke bezetting. In 1970 verliet Spencer Dryden de band, een jaar later gevolgd door Marty Balin. Hoewel de band in gewijzigde bezetting bleef optreden en nog twee albums uitbracht, ging Jefferson Airplane uiteindelijk in 1972 ten onder. Casady en Kaukonen gingen verder met Hot Tuna, terwijl Kantner en Slick in 1974 Jefferson Starship vormden.


Wooden Ships


In 1989 kwam de klassieke bezetting, met uitzondering van Dryden, bij elkaar voor een re√ľnie, die resulteerde in een album en een succesvolle tournee. In 1996 werd de band opgenomen in de Rock-'n-Roll Hall of Fame



The Worst Of Jefferson Airplane RE-UPLOAD!!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/449267415/JEFFERSON_AIRPLANE_-_The_Worst_Of_Jefferson_Airplane__1970___320.rar

vrijdag 28 september 2018

Van Morrison - Stop Drinkin"

                      The Masonic Auditorium  San Francisco, California December 28th 2007

John Platania  ben ik de laatste jaren enkele malen tegengekomen tijdens zijn optredens met ChipTaylor.Een aardige,bescheiden man,die geduldig staat te wachten tijdens de soms wat lange monologen van Chip.Toch blijft hij voor mij onlosmakelijk verbonden met Van Morrison.De klank van zijn gitaar en zijn losse manier van spelen geven de VM concerten altijd wat extra,s.Dit nummer is daar ,denk ik, een mooi voorbeeld van.

    Stop Drinkin" album "Whats Wrong With This Picture" (Thanks to the taper!)

Big hand for the band:
Sarah Jory- Steel/slideguitar,banjo.Neil Wilkinson-drums.Paul Moore -bass.
Tony Fitzgibbons-violin/mandolin.John Platania-guitar.John Allair -keyboards.

                               John Platania & Chip Taylor  Spoetnik Vlissingen 26-10-2017





maandag 24 september 2018

Grateful Dead - Uncle John,s Band

                                           Farm Aid Orchard Park NY   4-7-1986

"Uncle John's Band" is a song by the Grateful Dead that first appeared in their concert setlists in late 1969. The band recorded it for their 1970 album Workingman's Dead. Written by guitarist Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, "Uncle John's Band" presents the Dead in an acoustic and musically concise mode, with close harmony singing.
The song, one of the band's most well-known, is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2001 it was named 321st (of 365) in the Songs of the Century project list.(Wikipedia)


"Uncle John's Band" album Workingsmans Dead

Jerry Carcia (1 augustus 1942 – Forest Knolls, 9 augustus 1995)Bob Weir - gitaar/zang.
Phil Less -bas/zang.Bill Kreutzman - drums .Brend Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) toetsen/zang

dinsdag 18 september 2018

The John Hiatt Combo - Have a Little Faith In Me

                                Bikini Club, Barcelona, Spain October 28th, 2010

 "Have a Little Faith in Me" is a song written and performed by John Hiatt that appears on his 1987 album Bring the Family. His version of the song has also appeared on the soundtracks of the movies Look Who’s Talking Now (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), The Theory of Flight (1998), Cake (2005), My Best Friend’s Girl (2008), Love Happens (2009), and Father Figures (2017). Live versions were included on 1994’s Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan? and 2005’s Live from Austin, TX. The song has been included in all of his greatest hits collections, including 1998’s The Best of John Hiatt (as a new, rerecorded version) and Greatest Hits — The A&M Years ’87-’94, 2001’s Anthology, 2003’s 20th Century Masters, and the 2005 box set Chronicles.(Wikipedia)


 Thanks  to the taper!!

 The song was the first song written by Hiatt following his sobriety from drugs and alcohol, which had already contributed to his marriage breakdown and his being released by former record labels. Hiatt's original attempt at recording the song took place at a friend's studio and included a larger instrument accompaniment. However, the recording was plagued by technical issues. The morning after, Hiatt was informed that his estranged wife had committed suicide. Hiatt attributes the technical problems with the original recording as a sign that the song was not meant to be heard that way, and he eventually released the song with a much simpler piano accompaniment(Wikipedia)

 Bring the Family is John Hiatt's eighth album. It was his first album to chart on the Billboard 200, and featured his first single entry on the mainstream rock chart with "Thank You Girl". It features Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass guitar and Jim Keltner on drums. The four would later reform as Little Village and release an album in 1992. "Thing Called Love" later became a hit for Bonnie Raitt, and "Have A Little Faith In Me" is among Hiatt's most popular songs, although it wasn't released as a single in America.