woensdag 12 december 2018

Matt Schofield & The Kings Rythm Crew - ‘Porgy & Bess’ (December 8th, 2018)


                        Matt Schofield -Fokke de Jong -Ruud Weber - Stef Delbaere * -Govert van der Kolm   * new member King Of The World

Mooi optreden van Matt Schofield in een bomvol Porgy &  Bess. De begeleiding bestond deze avond uit leden van King Of The World ,onder de naam van The Kings Rythm Crew.een uitstekende combinatie wat later zou blijken.Het speelplezier straalde er vanaf ,en een mooie interaktie tussn de bandleden en Matt.Tevens werd de gelegenhied aangegegrepen  om de nieuwe gitarist van King Of The World voor te stellen Stef Delbaere,veelbelovend en in mijn ogen een waardige vervanger van Erwin Java.Uiteraard veel muziekvrienden in het altijd gezellige Porgy & Bess waaronder Vincent Lyons.Diens aanwezigheid betekent altijd mooie registraties,zoals onderstaand filmpje.

"Everything" filmed by Vincent Lyons

 Matt Schofield (born 21 August 1977, Manchester, England)[ is an English blues guitarist and singer.  Matt Schofield , played his own material, a blend of blues, funk and jazz, as well as covers of blues classics such as Albert Collins' "Lights Are On, But Nobody's Home".
Schofield is regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative British blues guitarists, and has been rated in the top ten of British blues guitarists by Guitar & Bass Magazine. Schofield's prowess has taken his band to twelve countries; seen him playing with musicians including Buddy Guy and Robben Ford; and brought a note in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists to gain the maximum four-star rating. In addition, he has been admitted to the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame (Wikipedia)

 Mat Schofield official website

King Of The World website

Vincent Lyons on YouTube

zaterdag 8 december 2018

The Spencer Davis Group ( feat. Steve Winwood)

The Spencer Davis Group are a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England, formed by Spencer Davis with Steve Winwood and his brother Muff Winwood. Their best known songs include "Somebody Help Me", the UK number one "Keep on Running" (both of which were written by reggae musician Jackie Edwards), "I'm a Man" and "Gimme Some Lovin'", which peaked at #2 in the UK and #7 in the United States.

My Babe

 Spencer Davis (born 17 July 1939, Swansea, Wales) moved to Birmingham from London in 1960 to study. In 1963, he recruited the Winwood brothers and started the Spencer Davis Group. The band performed regularly in the city. They signed their first recording contract after Chris Blackwell of Island Records saw them at an appearance in a local club; Blackwell also became their producer.

Somebody Help Me Now.

 The group's first professional recording was a cover version of "Dimples", but they came to success at the end of 1965 with "Keep On Running", the group's first number one single. In 1966, they followed this with "Somebody Help Me" and "When I Come Home". For the German market the group released "Det war in Schoneberg, im Monat Mai" and "Madel ruck ruck ruck an meine grune Seite" (the first is from a 1913 Berlin operetta, the second is a Swabian traditional) as a tribute single for that audience, Davis having studied in West Berlin in the early 1960s.

Till The End Of Time

 By the end of 1966 and the beginning of 1967, the group released two more hits, "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man". These tracks proved to be their two best-known successes, especially in the U.S.

Gimme Some Lovin

In 1967, Winwood left to form Traffic; his brother Muff moved into the music industry as A&R man at Island Records. In a joint venture, the soundtrack to the film Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush featured both the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic.

keep On Runnin

 Despite the Winwoods' departure, the Spencer Davis Group continued performing and released more singles, though not repeating earlier successes. These included "Time Seller" in July 1967; the b-side, "Don't Want You No More," also received radio airplay.

Nobody Knows When You Down and Out (From "The Ghost Goes Gear")

 In 1966 the group starred in The Ghost Goes Gear, a British musical comedy film, directed by Hugh Gladwish, and also starring Sheila White and Nicholas Parsons. The plot involved the group in a stay at the childhood home of their manager, a haunted manor house in the English countryside. The film would later be considered a mistake by Winwood.

When i Come Home (From "The Ghost Goes Gear")

 Although short-lived, the Spencer Davis Group - particularly its incarnation with Steve Winwood - proved to be influential, with many of the band's songs covered by other artists over the years. Notable among these are Chicago's 1969 version of "I'm a Man," The Allman Brothers Band's 1969 take of Davis' instrumental "Don't Want You No More," Three Dog Night's 1970 recording of "Can't Get Enough of It," and The Blues Brothers' 1980 recording of "Gimme Some Lovin'." The Grateful Dead also covered Spencer Davis Group material in live performance on occasion; in particular, Spencer Davis himself performed "I'm a Man" with the Dead at a 1989 performance at Los Angeles' Great Western Forum.

woensdag 5 december 2018

Steely Dan (feat. Michael McDonald) - Show Biz Kids/Do It Again

            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater , Charlotte, North Carolina USA. 12 August 2006

                                                                           Showbiz Kids

 "Show Biz Kids" is a song composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. It was the first single from Steely Dan's 1973 album Countdown to Ecstasy, and reached number 61 in the Billboard charts.

                                                                        Do It Again

"Do It Again" is a song composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen,  Released as a single from their 1972 debut album Can't Buy a Thrill. The single version differed from the album version, shortening the intro and outro and omitting the organ solo.
Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single.

 Carolyn Leonhart: Backing Vocals
Cindy Mizelle: Backing Vocals
Jeff Young: Nord Electro, Hammond B-3, Backing Vocals
Michael Leonhart: Trumpet
Jim Pugh: Tenor Trombone
Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Saxophone
Walt Weiskof: Tenor and Alto Saxophone
Keith Carlock: Drums
“Ready” Freddie Washington: Fender P-Bass
Jon Herington: Guitars

dinsdag 4 december 2018

Frank Zappa - City Of Tiny Lights

Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimore , 21 december 1940 – Laurel Canyon (Californië), 4 december 1993) R.I.P.
                                Live at the Paladium,NYC,Halloween ,31 Okt.1981.

                  The Band:Frank Zappa - guitar/vocals,Ray White - guitar/vocals,Tommy Mars - guitar/keyboards,Scot Thunes - bass/vocals,Chad Wackerman - drums, Ed Mann - percussion/vocals,Bobby Martin - keyboards/sax/vocals,Steve Vai - guitar/vocals
                                          Ray White
                                  Chad Wackerman

Sheik Yerbouti
Album van Frank Zappa
Uitgebracht 3 maart 1979
Opgenomen 24-28 januari & 24-28 februari 1978, Hammersmith Odeon, Londen
28-31 oktober 1977, The Palladium, New York
Genre comedyrock, progressieve rock
Duur 70:22
Label(s) Zappa Records
Producent(en) Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt
Sheik Yerbouti

donderdag 29 november 2018

John Mayall "USA UNION" LIVE!!

John Mayall (Macclesfield (vlakbij Manchester), 29 november 1933) was een van de mensen die de bluesmuziek in de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw immens populair maakten. In de door hem opgerichte band John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, de meest invloedrijke blues-rockband, hebben muzikanten gespeeld als Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor en Walter Trout.

Off the road

In de eind jaren 60,begin jaren 70 woonde John Mayall een tijdje in de Laurel Canyon nabij Los Angeles.Hij raakte bevriend met Harvey Mandel en Larry Taylor ,beide ex bandleden van Canned Heat.Samen met Don Harris nam hij in The Larrastudio,s het album USA Nation op.

Nature Disapearing
In deze ongebruikelijke bezetting toerde John door Amerika en Europa maar was wel Paul Lagos (Kaleidoscope)toegevoegd.

Pretty Girl

Harvey Mandel (born March 11, 1945),speelde samen met Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, en John Mayall alvorens hij een solocarriere begon .Hij was een van de eerste gitaristen die het z.g two-handed fretboard tapping beoefende.

Don "Sugarcane" Harris (born Don Francis Bowman Harris, June 18, 1938[1] - November 30 (or December 1), 1999) was een Amerikaanse rock & roll violist en gitarist.Vormde jarenlang een duo met zijn jeugvriend Dewey Terry Harris onder de naam Don & Terry .Hoewel ze zelf geen hits hadden waren ze wel verantwoordelijk voor bekende nummers als "Farmer John", "Justine", "Leavin' It All Up to you", en "Big Boy Pete," hoofdzakelijk uitgevoerd door andere artiesten

Larry Taylor (born Samuel Taylor, 26 June 1942, New York) meest bekend als bassist van Canned Heat Hiervoor was hij sessie bassist voor The Monkees en Jerry Lee Lewis.

John Mayall Biografie

dinsdag 27 november 2018

Songs From The Heart (P4) - Jan Francois & Band .(De Spot 16 nov.2018)

                                               Thema Woede/Wraak/Hoop

Voorgaande SFTH avonden kwamen er altijd namen voorbij als Bob Dylan ,Ry Cooder JJ.Cale,Beatles e.a songs van deze artiesten   gebracht door muzikanten uit Zeeland. Maar ook buiten de provincie gaven diverse zangers,zangeressen en groepen "acte de precence". Dit jaar is voor een andere opzet gekozen,zeven avonden met met als thema de zeven hoofdzonden gecombineerd de zeven deugden. Atijd spannend welke nummers er voorbij zouden komen ,gebracht door welke artiesten.De eerste avond was erg mooi ,genoten van de eerst tot de laatste minuut.

Ik dacht dat ik toch redelijk op de hoogte was van de stand van zaken in de Zeeuwse muziekscene.En toch werd ik ook op deze SFTH avond weer aangenaam verrast door een zanger Jan Francois die samen met een uitstekende band enkele prachtige Jackson Brown songs vertolkte.  En weer maar eens een bewijs  van het vele muzikale talent in Zeeland
De mooie registratie  is van Jaap van Visvliet.

The Pretender - Jackson Brown  Deze song komt van het gelijknamige album The Pretender

Jackson Brownn :
"it's not me exactly, although sometimes people applaud for me at that moment in the song as if I am, but in truth there is a bit of The Pretender in me, but it's anybody that's sort of lost sight of some of their dreams...and is going through the motions and trying to make a stab at a certain way of life that he sees other people succeeding at. So maybe it's a lot of people of a certain generation who sort of embraced a very material lifestyle in place of dreams that they had that sort of disintegrated at some point."

Before The Deluge  - Jackson Brown album Late For The Sky

Mooie uitvoering van een van mijn favoriete JB songs!

De band:  Jan Francois, Anne-Marie vd Anne-Marie van der Vliet Henriette Heijboer, Peter Wessel, Peter Westerhuis,Ad Osté,André André Moehijam en Rob van Deemter


Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary (Monterey)

James Marshall (Jimi) Hendrix (geboren als Johnny Allen Hendrix, Seattle, 27 november 1942 – Londen, 18 september 1970
Jimi  zou vandaag 75 jaar zijn geworden,ter herinerring een van zijn mooiste....

The Wind Cries Mary was de derde single van The Jimi Hendrix Experience met als B--Side "Highway Chile",releasedatum 5 Mei 1967.

After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dressed in red
And the wind whispers Mary

A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries Mary

The traffic lights they turn up blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags downstream
‘Cause the life that lived is, is dead
And the wind screams Mary

Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past
And with his crutch, it’s old age, and it's wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries Mary

zondag 25 november 2018

John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions, Recorded Live - Paste Studios - New York, NY


“It kind of came together in a serendipitous fashion,” Hiatt says of his 23rd studio album, recorded during 2017 solar eclipse ,

Aces up Your Sleeve

 Hiatt recorded the album in Nashville over the course of just a few days in the summer of 2017, which happened to include the full solar eclipse that took place on August 21st. Never one to ignore the good fortune of a successful recording session, Hiatt titled the album after the otherworldly natural wonder.

Cry To Me

 Though Hiatt knew it was nearing time to release new material, he didn’t feel rushed, and went into the recording session with an open mind and a blank notebook. “It kind of came together in a serendipitous fashion,” he tells Rolling Stone Country. “It took me a little bit of time to get to this one. We actually recorded it last summer [2017]. But the way it happened, I was not sure what kind of recording I wanted to do, to be honest with you. I was thinking about doing a solo record, just me and acoustic guitar. So I didn’t really have a plan, in other words.”

All The Way To The River

“It was the day after my birthday, just coincidentally,” he says. “I hate naming records and never know what to call them, so I thought, ‘Oh, The Eclipse Sessions. That’ll work.’ But it seemed to fit the mood.”

Hiatt was joined in the studio by longtime drummer Kenneth Blevins and bassist Patrick O’Hearn, the three shooting for a stripped-down trio sound that would accentuate Hiatt’s vocals and distinct style of guitar playing. They recorded the album at the home recording studio of Kevin McKendree, with an engineering assist from McKendree’s musical whiz-kid son Yates. By the time the group finished a batch of 15 songs, Hiatt knew he had a new album on his hands.

 “They just started sounding so good,” he says. “I felt like we’d made some really good music. The songs started hanging together. That’s when you start to feel like it might be worth other folks hearing, like you’ve got something that can connect with people. People used to ask Guy Clark, ‘When do you feel like it’s time to make a record?’ And he’d say, ‘Well, it’s when you feel like you have 10 good songs.’ So it’s kind of like that. You go in and you start recording, and when they start falling in place and hanging together, it starts to sound like a record.
 By BRITTNEY MCKENNA - Rolling Stone Count


vrijdag 23 november 2018

Muddy Waters Blues Band - Blow Wind Blow & Honey Bee - "Beat-Club" November 1970

 Great  performance from the German "Beat-Club" TV show recorded in November 1970 during Muddy's European tour

Muddy Waters - vocal and guitarJames "Pee Wee" Madison - guitar
Sammy Lawhorn  - guitar
Pinetop Perkins - piano
Sonny Wimberley - bass
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums
Carey Bell - harmonica

donderdag 22 november 2018

The Music of Bert Berns - (8 November 1929 – 30 December 1967)

                                                             Bertrand Russell Berns

Born in the Bronx, New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Berns contracted rheumatic fever as a child, an illness that would mark the rest of his life. Turning to music, he found consonance in the sounds of his African American and Latino neighbors. As a young man, Berns danced in mambo nightclubs, and made his way to Havana before the Cuban Revolution.

 Berns also hit the charts in late 1962 with the Exciters' "Tell Him" on United Artists, and with Solomon Burke's "Cry to Me" on Atlantic Records. As an independent producer working with myriad record labels, Berns also made important records with Garnet Mimms ("Cry Baby") and Gene Pitney ("If I Didn't Have a Dime (to Play the Jukebox)").

  His first hit record was "A Little Bit of Soap", performed by The Jarmels in 1961

  Beginnings (1960–1963)

Shortly after his return from Cuba, Berns began a seven-year run from an obscure Brill Building songwriter to owner of his own record labels. He signed as a $50/week songwriter with Robert Mellin Music at 1650 Broadway in 1960. His first hit record was "A Little Bit of Soap", performed by the Jarmels on Laurie Records in 1961.
 Atlantic Records (1963–1965)

 Berns himself had a short-lived career as a recording artist, and in 1961, under the name "Russell Byrd", Berns scored his only Billboard Hot 100 appearance with his own composition, "You'd Better Come Home", which peaked at Number 50. That song would later be recorded by the Isley Brothers, and featured as the B-side of their 1962 single "Twistin' With Linda". Also in 1962, the Isley Brothers recorded "Twist and Shout" on Wand Records, written by Berns and Phil Medley.

Atlantic Records (1963–1965) 

Berns's early work with Solomon Burke brought him to the attention of Atlantic label chiefs Ahmet Ertegün and Jerry Wexler. In 1963, Berns replaced Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as staff producer at Atlantic, where he wrote and produced hits for Solomon Burke ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"), the Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk" and "Saturday Night at the Movies"), Barbara Lewis ("Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby"), Little Esther Phillips ("Hello Walls"), Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett and LaVern Baker.

 The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk" and "Saturday Night at the Movies"),

British Invasion (1964–1965)

With many of Berns's songs being recorded by British Invasion bands such as the Beatles ("Twist and Shout"), the Rolling Stones ("Cry to Me") and the Animals ("Baby Let Me Take You Home"), Berns became the first American record producer to travel across the Atlantic to work in London.[1]:222 He went to England three times between 1964 and 1965, where he produced a number of British Decca artists such as Van Morrison's Them ("Here Comes the Night", "Baby Please Don't Go") and Lulu.

 Barbara Lewis ("Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby")

BANG Records (1965–1967)

Berns formed his own record label, BANG Records, in 1965. BANG Records was founded with his Atlantic Records partners, with the label's name derived from the initials of each of their respective personal names—in order, Bert Berns, Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün, and Gerald (Jerry) Wexler. BANG was home to such artists as the McCoys ("Hang on Sloopy"), the Strangeloves ("I Want Candy"), Them's ex-lead singer Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), and, most notably, Neil Diamond ("Solitary Man" and "Cherry Cherry").

Shout Records (1966–1967)
With BANG Records releasing predominantly rock and roll, Berns formed Shout Records in 1966 as an outlet for his greatest passions of R&B and soul music, recording artists such Freddie Scott ("Are You Lonely for Me Baby") and Erma Franklin ("Piece of My Heart"). "Piece of My Heart", one of his last songs, was covered shortly thereafter by Big Brother and the Holding Company, which the then unknown Janis Joplin fronted.

 Them's ex-lead singer Van Morrison ("Baby Please Dont Go)

 "I remember him coming out of the console: he walked over to the drum kit, grabbed a stick and started beating on a cymbal and saying, 'Let's get this thing cooking,' and created an atmosphere. Suddenly everybody went, 'Yeah we're not sitting here tied to these seats, we're allowed to express ourselves.' Berns just created a whole freedom of atmosphere within the studio. Hellova producer. The guy was magic."
- Them guitarist Billy Harrison, interview with Wavelength

 Neil Diamond ("Solitary Man" and "Cherry Cherry").

 Berns formed Shout Records as an outlet for his R&B passions, recording Freddie Scott ("Are You Lonely for Me Baby")

 and Erma Franklin ("Piece of My Heart")

Berns, who had a history of cardiac trouble, as a result of his heart being damaged from rheumatic fever contracted during childhood, died in his New York apartment of heart failure on December 30, 1967, aged 38. He was buried two days later, following a funeral service at Riverside Memorial Chapel on New York's 180 West 76th Street in Manhattan. His widow Ilene outlived her husband by nearly 50 years, passing away at the age of 73 on February 20, 2017.

                                            Solomon Burke & Bert Burns

                                         Bert,Van Morrison & Janet Planet