"Hard Times Come Again No More" (sometimes, "Hard Times") is an American parlor song written by Stephen Foster. It was published in New York by Firth, Pond & Co. in 1854 as Foster's Melodies No. 28. Well-known and popular in its day, both in America and Europe,
the song asks the fortunate to consider the plight of the less
fortunate and ends with one of Foster's favorite images: "a pale
The first audio recording was a wax cylinder by the Edison Manufacturing Company (Edison Gold Moulded 9120) in 1905. It has been recorded and performed numerous times since. The song is Roud Folk Song Index #2659.
A satirical version about soldier's food was popular in the American Civil War, "Hard Tack Come Again No More".
"Hard Times Come Again No More"(album "Good as I Been to You" )
Het slotakkoord van een heerlijk,twee dagen durend muziekfeest in Grolloo.Met een show van zo,n anderhalf uur zorgde Joe Bonamassa dat de tent volledig uit zijn dak ging.Een waardig einde van een prachtig fesival.
De derde editie van het HIBF weer zeer geslaagd.Was de dag 1, o.a met Jeff Beck en Walter Trout al erg mooi,de tweede dag klopte wat mij betreft muzikaal gezien alles. Tommy Castro ,Laurence Jones,Joanne Shaw Taylor .Joe Bonamassa,allemaal al meerdere keren in aktie en gezien ,en muzikanten die nog steeds beter worden.De enige nieuwe ondekking was Marcus King,ook erg goed die jongen komt er wel.Een bijzonder moment was het gastoptreden van Erwin Java bij de band van Laurence Jones.Een prachtig eerbetoon aan Harry Muskee met deze uitvoering van Window Of My Eyes ,en kippenvel bij de bluesliefhebbers met deze C&B klassieker.
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, 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
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.
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)
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.
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 VernonBlue 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
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. 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)
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)
Blues-rock musician and singer Rory Gallagher
featured on this episode of ‘Me and My Music’. The series featured
singers and songwriters of the seventies, talking about the music
business and performing some of their songs.
"This evening it’s acoustic music, nice for a change for me, because normally it’s three-quarters electric music on the show." Rory.
"Out on the Western Plain" (Lead Belly) - album Againt The Grain
Against the Grain is the seventh album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1975. It was his first album with his new record company Chrysalis.
The album is mostly new songs written by Gallagher as well as some
classic blues and R&B numbers.
"Too Much Alcohol" (JB Hutto) abum Irish Tour "74"
Irish Tour '74 is the sixth album by Rory Gallagher, compiled from live recordings made at concerts on an Irish Tour in January 1974 at BelfastUlster Hall, DublinCarlton Cinema and CorkCity Hall. "Back on My Stompin' Ground (After Hours)" was taken from a jam session during the tour on the Lane Mobile Unit. Irish Tour '74
has sold in excess of two million copies worldwide. An article in a
Belfast daily newspaper stated: "Rory Gallagher never forgot Northern
Ireland, he returned throughout the '70s when few other artists of his
calibre dared come near the place.
"Banker,s Blues" (Big Bill Broonzy) album Bleu Print
Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher, released as a vinyl record in 1973. With his first band Taste and with his solo band up to this point Gallagher was one of the first guitarists to lead a power trio lineup. With Blueprint Gallagher included a keyboardist for the first time.
Secret Agent ,album Calling Card
Calling Card is the eighth album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. A 1976 release, it was his second of four albums released on Chrysalis Records in the 1970s. Deep Purple/Rainbowbass guitaristRoger Glover
co-produced with Gallagher: it was the first time that Gallagher worked
with a "name" producer and the only successful such collaboration. It was also the last album Gallagher would do with Rod de'Ath (drums) and Lou Martin (keyboards). After Calling Card, Gallagher retained only his long-time bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy and hired Ted McKenna on drums. This revised power trio was Gallagher's line up for the next five years when Brendan O'Neil took the sticks.
Going To My Home Town
Although at this stage Gallagher was spending most of his time
performing in the United States, he came to the RTÉ studios to record
this acoustic set. He had just released his ‘Calling Card’ album a
couple of months beforehand and indeed the quieter, more reflective side
of Gallagher’s playing is evident in this programme.
Me And My Music: Rory Gallagher was broadcast on 22 February 1977. The producer was Ian McGarry.
William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) R.I.P.
Ook dit jaar weer een prachtig line-up ,voldoende redenen richting Puurs af te reizen..Ik zag een prima Bob Dylan Tribute band met Mark De Wit en Rik Ooms.(ik ben altijd erg kritisch was BD tributes betreft,maar dit was goed gedaan)Ook Dries begon met een BDtje.JJ.Thames zag ik al in Wespelaar,ook hier met haar uitstekende band.Nico Bacton was een aangename verrassing in de zaal Nico is een Gentenaar ,woonachtig in Frankrijk.Uitstekende begeleiders,prima optreden.Over Corey Dennison goede berichten gehoord,en die maakte hij volledig waar,. Niet alleen een prima gitarist, maar was vooral onder de indruk van zijn stem.Terug naar de zaal voor het optreden van de mij bekende Steven Troch samen met Lon Eldridge Erg mooie combinatie,soulful harmonicaspel van Steven en finger-picking gitaarspel van Lon,die bovendien in het bezit is van een prima stem.Zeer relaxt optreden,genoten. Fred Chapellier was ,samen met Ian Siegel ook een reden om af te reizen .het werd een prachtig optreden samen met de soul/gospelzanger Dale Blade.Daarna naar de zaal voor het optreden van Ian Siegal De prachtige beelden zijn van Fred Celis
In een tijdbestek van zo,n 15 jaar Ian Siegal diverse malen op zien treden.Meestal met band maar ook enkele malen met Jimbo Mathus,Dit was de eerste keer dat ik hem zag als soloariest.
House Rent Blues
Het werd een prachtige perfomance in een bloedhete zaal. Zijn opkomst was wat verlaat want zijn favoriete voetbalploeg Liverpool speelde de Champions Finale,helaas voor hem verloren.Het deed niets af van dit prachtige optreden.Zeer geinspereerd met nummers als o.a "Judgement Day", "Rye Wiskey" natuurlijk "John The Revelator" ,"Hard Times" ,"My Pony", "Oh Mary
Don’t You Weep" ,‘You Gotta Move"en het prachtige "My Flame"van zijn laatste album
Met de opmerking dat er op de zg "blues"festivals niet veel echte bluesartiesten te horen zijn heeft hij ontegenzeggelijk een punt ,ik roep dat ook al jaren.Niet erg hoor ,als de muziek maar goed is.
Met de bewerkingen van echt bluesmannen als Charly Patton,John Hurt,en Mississippi Fred Mc Dowwell zit dat bij Ian Siegal in ieder geval wel goed.Voor mij was dit optreden in ieder geval een van de hoogtepunten,Een van mijn muziekvrienden maakte de opmerking dat Ian Siegal eigenlijk helemaal geen band nodig heeft zegt genoeg over dit optreden
Kai Strauss -guitar/vocals,Kevin DuVernay- bass, Alex Lex -drums, Mo Fuhrhop -keyboards,
Thomas Feldmann - sax en harmonica)
Na zo,n 15 jaar toeren met Memo Gonzalez vond Kai het tijd voor een eigen band ,The Electric Bleus All Stars.Ik zag hem twee jaar geleden met een optreden op het bluesfestival in Ridderkerk.
Ook deze avond zorgde hij met zijn band voor een van de hoogtepunten van het festival in Kwadendamme
Howlin’Wolf’s “Commit A Crime”.(encore)
Kai Strauss (gitaar), en Thomas Feldmann (sax en harmonica)
Met ondersteuning van de ritmesectie met Kevin DuVernay op bas, Alex Lex
achter de drums hebben we drie solisten op het podium staan, die op hun
instrumenten allemaal hun mannetje stonden en voor een breed scala aan
instrumentale hoogstandjes zorgen(The Blues Alone) http://www.thebluesalone.nl/
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)
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.
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.
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.