vrijdag 20 oktober 2017

Bob Weir (feat.Buddy Miller/Steve Earl) - I Know Your Rider

                                             Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
        Rooster Stage -Golden Gate Park-San Francisco, California-October 8, 2017

 Robert Hall Weir born October 16, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known as a founding member of the Grateful Dead.

"I Know You Rider" (also "Woman Blues" and "I Know My Rider") is a traditional blues song that has been adapted by numerous artists. Modern versions can be traced back to Blind Lemon Jefferson's "Deceitful Brownskin Blues", which was released as a single in 1927. It later appears in the 1934 book, American Ballads and Folk Songs, by the noted father-and-son pair of musicologists and folklorists, John Lomax and Alan Lomax.The book notes that "An eighteen-year old black girl, in prison for murder, sang the song and the first stanza of these blues." The Lomaxes then added a number of verses from other sources and named it "Woman Blue". The music and melody are similar to Lucille Bogan's "B.D. Woman Blues" (ca. 1935), although the lyrics are completely different

 "I Know You Rider" was also a staple of the Grateful Dead's live shows. It was the first song that bass player Phil Lesh rehearsed with the band upon joining. However, Lesh was not confident enough in his own singing abilities to handle the song's lead vocal. During the Grateful Dead's live concerts, it was usually performed as the second half of a medley with "China Cat Sunflower".

woensdag 18 oktober 2017

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - Time The Revelator (October 7, 2017)

                                              Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
                                 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival  
Banjo Stage  
              Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, California -October 7, 2016          
Time (The Revelator) is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. All songs were written by Welch together with David Rawlings and were recorded at RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee,

 More Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

 Snowin On Raton

 Caleb Meyer

The Weight

 Live Antwerpen

 at BBC4

dinsdag 10 oktober 2017

Tim Hardin - (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980)

James Timothy Hardin was an American folk musician and composer. He wrote the Top 40 hit "If I Were a Carpenter", covered by, among others, Bobby Darin, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, The Four Tops, Robert Plant, and Johnny Rivers; his song "Reason to Believe" has also been covered by many artists, notably Rod Stewart (who had a chart hit with the song), Neil Young, and The Carpenters. Hardin is also known for his own recording career (Wikipedia)

Hardin was born in Eugene, Oregon and attended South Eugene High School. He dropped out of high school at age 18 to join the Marine Corps. Hardin is said to have discovered heroin while posted to the far east.
After his discharge he moved to New York City in 1961, where he briefly attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was dismissed due to truancy and began to focus on his musical career by performing around Greenwich Village, mostly in a blues style.
After moving to Boston in 1963 he was discovered by the record producer Erik Jacobsen (later the producer for The Lovin' Spoonful), who arranged a meeting with Columbia Records. In 1964 he moved back to Greenwich Village to record for his contract with Columbia. The resulting recordings were not released and Columbia terminated Hardin's recording contract.(Wikipedia)

After moving to Los Angeles in 1965, he met actress Susan Yardley Morss (known professionally as Susan Yardley),[2][6] and moved back to New York with her. He signed to the Verve Forecast label, and produced his first authorized album, Tim Hardin 1 in 1966 which contained "Reason To Believe" and the ballad "Misty Roses" which did receive Top 40 radio play.
Tim Hardin 2 was released in 1967; it contained "If I Were a Carpenter". An English tour was cut short after Hardin contracted pleurisy.(Wikipedia)

An album entitled This is Tim Hardin, featuring covers of "House of the Rising Sun", Fred Neil's "Blues on the Ceilin'" and Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man", among others, appeared in 1967, on the Atco label. The liner notes indicate that the songs were recorded in 1963–1964, well prior to the release of Tim Hardin 1. In 1968, Verve released Tim Hardin 3 Live in Concert, a collection of live recordings along with re-makes of previous songs. It was followed by Tim Hardin 4, another collection of blues-influenced tracks believed to date from the same period as This is Tim Hardin. In September 1968 he and Van Morrison shared a bill at the Cafe au Go Go, at which each performed an acoustic set.

In 1969, Hardin again signed with Columbia and had one of his few commercial successes, as a non-LP single of Bobby Darin's "Simple Song of Freedom" reached the US Top 50. Hardin did not tour in support of this single—his heroin use and stage fright made his live performances erratic.

 Also in 1969 he appeared at the Woodstock Festival where he sang his "If I Were a Carpenter" song solo, as well as a full set of his music while backed by a full band. None of his performances were included in the documentary film or the original soundtrack album. His performance of "If I Were a Carpenter" was included on the 1994 box-set Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music.
He recorded three albums for Columbia—Suite for Susan Moore and Damion: We Are One, One, All in One; Bird on a Wire; and Painted Head.

 During the following years Hardin moved between England and the U.S. His heroin addiction had taken control of his life by the time his last album, Nine, was released on GMA Records in the UK in 1973 (the album did not see a U.S. release until it appeared on Antilles Records in 1976). He sold the writers' rights to his songs, but the details of how this transpired vary.[2] On December 29, 1980, Hardin was found on the floor of his Hollywood apartment by longtime friend Ron Daniels. He died of a heroin overdose. His remains were buried in Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner, Oregon.

  Tim Hardin Biography


maandag 9 oktober 2017

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)

zondag 8 oktober 2017

Eric Burdon - One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road (RockPalast 21-04-1976)

      Eric Burdon -  One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road(Dylan

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    The Band: Eric Burdon - voc,Mike Carr - keyboards,Robert Ahwai - guitar,Bobby Gien - dr.

Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie

I don't sense affection
No gratitude or love
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

Your daddy, he's an outlaw
A wanderer by trade
He'll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade

He oversees his kingdom
No stranger dare intrude
His voice, it trembles as he calls
For another plate of food

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf

Your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a lark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below

One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below
Oh, to the valley below

vrijdag 6 oktober 2017

Fleetwood Mac - The story of the early years (1967-1970)

Fleetwood Mac were formed in July 1967 in London when Peter Green left the British blues band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Peter Green had replaced guitarist Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers,[8] and received critical acclaim for his work on their album A Hard Road. After he had been in the Bluesbreakers for some time, Green asked if drummer Mick Fleetwood could replace Aynsley Dunbar. Green had been in two bands with Fleetwood—Peter B's Looners and the subsequent Shotgun Express (which featured a young Rod Stewart as vocalist).John Mayall agreed and Fleetwood became a member of the band.The Bluesbreakers now consisted of Green, Fleetwood, John McVie and Mayall. Mayall gave Green free recording time as a gift, in which Fleetwood, McVie and Green recorded five songs. The fifth song was an instrumental which Green named after the rhythm section, "Fleetwood Mac". (Wikipedia)

   Shake Your Monymaker

 Soon after, Green contacted Fleetwood to form a new band. The pair wanted McVie on bass guitar and even named the band 'Fleetwood Mac' as a way to entice him. However, McVie opted to keep his steady income with Mayall rather than take a risk with a new band. In the meantime, Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood teamed up with slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer and bassist Bob Brunning, who was in the band on the understanding that he would leave if McVie agreed to join. The Green, Fleetwood, Spencer, Brunning version of the band made its debut on 13 August 1967 at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer. Brunning merely played at a handful of gigs with Fleetwood Mac. Within weeks of this show, John McVie agreed to join the band as permanent bassist.(Wikipedia)


Fleetwood Mac's first album, Fleetwood Mac, was a no-frills blues album and was released on the Blue Horizon label in February 1968.[13] In fact there were no other players on the album (except for the song "Long Grey Mare", which was recorded with Brunning on bass). The album was successful in the UK, hitting No. 4, though it did not have any singles on it. The band soon released two singles "Black Magic Woman" (later a big hit for Santana) and "Need Your Love So Bad".
The band's second album, Mr. Wonderful, was released in August 1968. Like the first, it was an all-blues album. The album was recorded live in the studio with miked amplifiers and PA system, rather than plugged into the board.. They also added horns and featured a friend of the band on keyboards, Christine Perfect of Chicken Shack.(Wikipedia)

 Like Crying

Shortly after the release of their second album, Fleetwood Mac added guitarist Danny Kirwan, then just eighteen years old, to their line-up, recruited from the South London blues trio Boilerhouse, consisting of Kirwan on guitar with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums.[17] Green and Fleetwood had been to watch Boilerhouse rehearse in a basement boiler-room and Green was so impressed, he invited the band to play support slots for Fleetwood Mac. Green wanted Boilerhouse to become a professional band but Stevens and Terrey were not prepared to turn professional at the time, so Green sought to find another rhythm section by placing an ad in Melody Maker. There were over 300 applicants, but when Green and Fleetwood ran auditions at the Nag's Head in Battersea (home of the Mike Vernon Blue Horizon Club), the hard to please Green could not find anyone good enough to replace the pair, so he invited Kirwan to join Fleetwood Mac as their third guitarist.(Wikipedia)

   O Well
Green had been frustrated that Jeremy Spencer had little desire to contribute to Green's songs. A self-taught guitarist, Kirwan's signature vibrato and unique style added a new dimension to an already complete band. With Kirwan, the band released their first number one single in Europe, "Albatross". Around this time they released their second American album, English Rose, which contained half of Mr. Wonderful, new songs from Kirwan, and their third European album called The Pious Bird of Good Omen, which was a collection of singles, B-sides, and a selection of some work the band did with Eddie Boyd.(Wikipedia)

    I,m Worried (Njardhallen in Oslo, Norway, november 3, 1969)

When the band went to the United States in January 1969 they recorded many songs at the soon-to-close Chess Records Studio, with some blues legends of Chicago including Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Otis Spann. These would prove, however, to be Fleetwood Mac's last all-blues recordings. Along with their change of style, the band was also going through some label changes. Up until this point, they had been on Blue Horizon. With Kirwan in the band, however, the musical possibilities were too great for them to stay on a blues-only label. The band signed with the Immediate Records label and released "Man of the World", another British and European hit single. For the B-side Spencer fronted Fleetwood Mac as "Earl Vince and the Valiants" and recorded "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite", typifying the more raucous rock 'n' roll side of the band. Immediate Records was in bad shape and the band shopped around for a new deal. Even though The Beatles wanted the band on Apple Records (Mick Fleetwood and George Harrison were brothers-in-law), the band's manager Clifford Davis decided to go with Warner Bros. Records (through Reprise Records, a Frank Sinatra-founded label), the label they have stayed with ever since.(Wikipedia)

  Give me All Your Love

Fleetwood Mac's first album for Reprise, released in September 1969, was the well-regarded Then Play On. Although the initial pressing of the American release of this album was the same as the British version, it was altered to contain the song "Oh Well", which featured consistently in live performances from the time of its release through 1997, and then again starting in 2009. Then Play On, which was the band's first rock album, featured only the songs of Kirwan and Green. Jeremy Spencer, meanwhile, recorded a solo album (he was backed by the rest of the band) which consisted of many 1950s-style rock and roll songs.(Wikipedia)

                                           Peter Green solo

 In July 1969, Fleetwood Mac opened for Ten Years After at the Schaefer Music Festival at New York City's Wollman Rink. They re-appeared at the festival in 1970.
By 1970, Peter Green, the frontman of the band, was not in good health. He had taken LSD in Munich, which may have contributed to the onset of his schizophrenia.[19] German author and filmmaker Rainer Langhans mentions in his autobiography that he and Uschi Obermaier met Peter Green in Munich, where they invited him to their "High-Fish-Commune". They were not really interested in Green; they just wanted to get in contact with Mick Taylor: Langhans and Obermaier wished to organise a "Bavarian Woodstock". They wanted Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to be the leading acts of their Bavarian open air festival. They needed Green just to get in contact with The Rolling Stones via Mick Taylor.(Wikipedia)

                                           Rattlesnake Shake

 Green's last hit with Fleetwood Mac was "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)" (first recorded at the Boston Tea Party in February 1970 and later recorded by Judas Priest). This recording was released as Green's mental stability deteriorated, and he wanted to give all of the band's money to charity. Other members of the band did not agree, and subsequently Green decided to leave the band. His last show with Fleetwood Mac was on 20 May 1970. During that show, the band went past their allotted time and the power was shut off, although Mick Fleetwood kept drumming. Some of the Boston Tea Party recordings (5/6/7 February 1970) were eventually released in the 1980s as the Live in Boston album, with a more complete remastered 3-volume compilation released by Snapper Music in the late 1990s.(Wikipedia)

    The end of a beautiful era......

More Fleetwood Mac:



maandag 2 oktober 2017

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I,mTired Joe Boy

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) R.I.P.

Prachtige ,ingetogen cover van Van Morrison,s I,m Tired Joey Boy
opgedragen aan Billy Graham die kort tevoren was overleden.

I,m Tired Joey Boy - Reno, NV November 23, 1991

I,m Tired Joey Boy (Van Morrison)

I'm tired Joey Boy
While you're out with the sheep
My life is so troubled
Now I can't go to sleep
I would walk myself out
But the streets are so dark
I shall wait till the morning
And walk in the park

This life is so simple when
One is at home
And I'm never complaining
When there's work to be done
Oh I'm tired Joey Boy of the makings of men
I would like to be cheerful again

Ambition will take you
And ride you too far and
Conservatism bring you to boredom once more
Sit down by the river
And watch the stream flow
Recall all the dreams
That you once used to know
The things you've forgotten
That took you away
To pastures not greener but meaner

Love of the simple is all that I need
I've no time for schism or lovers of greed
Go up to the mountain, go up to the glen
When silence will touch you

And heartbreak will mendi

zondag 1 oktober 2017

Jeff Beck - Scared For The Children (Basel, Switzerland 2016-October-22)

                                                            "Baloise Session 2016"

 Scared For The Children (album Loud Hailer)

Jeff Beck: guitar -Jonathan Jospeh:-drums,Rosie Oddie:-vocals,Rhonda Smith- bass
Carmen Van Den Berg:-guitar

 Loud Hailer is the eleventh studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released on 15 July 2016 on Atco Records.

zaterdag 30 september 2017

Neil Young - No Wonder (Prairie Wind)

 Prairie Wind is the twenty-seventh studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on September 27, 2005. After dalliances with 1960s soul music (Are You Passionate?) and rock opera (Greendale, which spawned a Young-directed film of the same name), Prairie Wind featured an acoustic-based sound reminiscent of his earlier commercially successful albums Harvest and Harvest Moon. The album was in part inspired by the illness and recent death of his father, Canadian sportswriter and novelist Scott Young, and the album is dedicated in part to the elder Young.

"No Wonder" (van het album ,,Prairie Wind,,)
Ben Keith ,Pedal Steel-Spooner Oldham,Hammond- Rick Rosas ,Bass - Karl Himmel/Chad Cromwell,Drums- Clinton Gregory,Fiddle
Emmylou Harris,Pegi Young,Diana DeWitt,
Anthony Crawford,Gary Pigg,Curtis Wright Vocals
The Fisk Unversity Jubilee Choir

"No Wonder"
See the bluebird fly easy as a dream
Dipping and bobbing in the sun
Could she be the one I saw so long ago
Could she be the one to take me home

This pasture is green
I'm walking in the sun
It's turning brown
I'm standing in the rain
My overcoat is worn
The pockets are all torn
I'm moving away from the pain

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
The old church bell
The bride and her love
Seeking guidance from above

Amber waves of grain bow in the prairie wind
I'm hearing Willie singing on the radio again
That song from 9/11 keeps ringing in my head
I'll always remember something Chris Rock said

Don't send no more candles
No matter what you do
Then Willie stopped singing
And the prairie wind blew
The green kept rolling on
For miles and miles
Fields of fuel rolling on for miles

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Toll, toll
The fallen soldier bell
The old church on the hill
Still standing when so many fell

Back when I was young, the birds blocked out the sun
Before the great migration south
We only shot a few
They last the winter through
Mother cooked them good and served them up

Somewhere a senator sits in a leather chair
Behind a big wooden desk
The caribou we killed mean nothing to him
He took his money just like all the rest

The clock on the wall
No wonder we're losing time
Ring, ring
Ring the wedding bells
The bride takes the ring
And the happy people sing

vrijdag 29 september 2017

Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying (update)

 Elmore James (Richland(Holmes Country) Mississippi)27 Januari 1918 - Chicago ,24 May 1963)

Elmore Morel Brooks .Geb.27 JanuarElmore James (Richland (Holmes County), Mississippi), 27 januari 1918 - Chicago, 24 mei 1963)y , 1918 in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi, overleden in Chicago op  Hij speelde en zong al op 10jarige leeftijd de blues op zijn zelfgemaakte gitaar.De daarop volgende jaren trad hij regelmatig op met artiesten als Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson II. Zijn platencarriere begon in 1951 voor Lillian McMurry’s Trumpet Records. Over een periode van 12 jaar zou hij meer dan 100 songs opnemen voor Modern, Chess, Chief, Fire, Fury, en Enjoy Records. Hij kreeg dan ook al spoedig de naam King of the Slide Guitar.

"The Sky Is Crying" is a song that has become a blues standard.It was written and recorded by Elmore James[1] in 1959. Called "one of his most durable compositions", "The Sky Is Crying" became a R&B record chart hit and has been interpreted and recorded by numerous artists.

Albert King (Live Japan 1989)

Albert King (geboren als Albert Nelson;Indianola (Missippi) 25 April 1923 - Memphis (Tenessee) 21 Dec.1992)
Hij was één van de "Three Kings" van de Bluesgitaar (samen metBB King en Freddy King ). King mat 1.98 meter en woog 118 kg en stond bekend als "The Velvet Bulldozer".

Steve Ray Vaughan( Live in Des Moines, Iowa 1987)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (Dallas Texas), 3Okt. –Chicago Illinois, 27 Augustus1990)

The Allman Brothers (with Warren Haynes & Derek Trucks)
Live at the Fox Theater in Oakland California on May 13, 2009,

Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter (geboren John Dawson Winter III; Beaumont Texas 23 Febr.1944
Hij is de oudste zoon van John en Edwina Winter die veel hebben bijgedragen aan de muzikale interesse van Johnny en zijn jongere broer Edgar Winter.

Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop (Geb 21 October 1942) natuurlijk bekend als een van de oprichters van de Paul Butterfield Bluesband en van zijn megahit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.”

Gary Moore

Robert William Gary Moore (Belfast 4 April 1952-Estepona 6 Febr.2011 )
Samen met zoon Jesper waren we getuige van zijn laatste optreden in Nederland,samen met Jan Akkerman

album Trippin Thru A Midnight Blues

Erja Lyytinen (born July 7, 1976) is a Finnish blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Wolf Mail is van Canadese origine (woont sinds enkele jaren in Australie) en speelt gitaar vanaf zijn 10de.Jaarlijks doet Wolf meer dan 100 shows in onder andere de Verenigde Staten, Canada, Europa, Australië, Japan en Rusland. Wolf’s live shows zijn legendarisch. Natuurlijk was hij ook te gast in bluesclub de Viersprong,een onvergetelijk optreden.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

 George Thorogood

 The Marcus King band

The sky is cryin, look at the tears roll down the street.
The sky is cryin, look at the tears roll down the street.
I'm wadin in tears lookin for my baby,
And I wonder, where can she be?

I saw my baby one mornin, and she was walkin on down the street.
I saw my baby one mornin, and she was walkin on down the street.
Made me feel so good,
Until my poor heart would skip a beat.

I got a bad feelin, my baby, my baby don't love me no more.
I got a bad feelin, my baby don't love me no more.
Now, the sky's been cryin,
The tears rollin down my nose.

Elmore James (27 januari 1918-24 Mei 1963)