vrijdag 19 januari 2018

woensdag 17 januari 2018

The Electric Flag - Wine/Over Lovin You

                                                             Live at Monterey 1967

                                                                 The Electric Flag:

 Mike Bloomfield -lead guitars, vocals ,Barry Goldberg- keyboards ,Harvey Brooks,Stenzie Hunter-saxophone,Buddy Miles- drums, vocals Nick Gravenites - rhythm guitars, vocals,Peter Strazza — saxophone,Marcus Doubleday — trumpet,MichaelFontana -keyboards.

    Cherry Wine

 The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks. Bloomfield formed the Electric Flag in 1967, following his stint with the Butterfield Blues Band. The band reached its peak with the 1968 release, A Long Time Comin', a fusion of rock, jazz, and R&B styles that charted well in the Billboard Pop Albums chart.(Wikipedia)

Over Lovin You

 "Mike Bloomfield, The Electric Flag, Monterey Pop 1967. When the Electric Flag began playing, the audience went wild. It was the Electric Flag’s first performance as a group, and the big band sound was brilliant against Mike’s Blues guitar. They were a sensation at Monterey Pop." -- Elaine Mayes

 It’s also worth noting that this was one of earliest performances of Bloomfield with his Sunburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul, which he had acquired only a few moths earlier, in the spring of 1967.

zondag 14 januari 2018

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express - You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)

     Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - Swan Stage - Golden Gate Park
     San Francisco, California  October 6, 2017

"You Did (Bomp Shooby Doobie Bomp)" was contributed as the theme song to the film Teeth. "You Did" was also featured in the closing credits of the HBO series True Blood episode "Keep This Party Going"
 Charles William "Chuck" Prophet is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. A Californian, Prophet first achieved notice in the American psychedelic/desert rock group Green on Red, with whom he toured and recorded in the 1980s. He has also recorded a number of solo records, and gained prominence as a musician and songwriter.

donderdag 11 januari 2018

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wild Thing (1967-05-11 Théatre d'Issy les Moulineaux, Paris)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American-English rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell comprised the group, which was active until June 1969. During this time, they released three studio albums and became one of the most popular acts in rock. In April 1970, Hendrix, Mitchell, and bassist Billy Cox performed and recorded until Hendrix's death on September 18, 1970. This later trio was sometimes billed as the "Jimi Hendrix Experience", but the title was never formalized.

"Wild Thing" is a song written by American songwriter Chip Taylor and popularized by the English rock band the Troggs. The Troggs' single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1966

maandag 8 januari 2018

Ry Cooder - John Lee Hooker For President!

Could be a good idea but unfortunately ......

                                         Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down is the 2011 fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ry Cooder. Following his 2008 album I, Flathead, Cooder pursued a more political direction with his songwriting, inspired by the late-2000s economic crisis and protest songs of the past. Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down was written and produced by Cooder, who recorded its songs at Drive-By Studios, Ocean Studios, and Wireland Studios in California. He played various instruments and worked with musicians such as Flaco Jiménez, Juliette Commagere, Robert Francis, and Jim Keltner.

zondag 7 januari 2018

Howlin Wolf - Sittin On The Top Of The World (1974)

Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. The musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits."Producer Sam Phillips recalled, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'".Several of his songs, including "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful", have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

"Sitting on Top of the World" (also "Sittin' on Top of the World") is a country blues song written by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon. They were core members of the Mississippi Sheiks, who first recorded it in 1930. Vinson claimed to have composed the song one morning after playing at a white dance in Greenwood, Mississippi.[1] It became a popular crossover hit for the band, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.[2] "Sitting on Top of the World" has become a standard of traditional American music. The song has been widely recorded in a variety of different styles – folk, blues, country, bluegrass, rock – often with considerable variations and/or additions to the original verses. The lyrics of the original song convey a stoic optimism in the face of emotional setbacks, and the song has been described as a “simple, elegant distillation of the Blues”

zaterdag 6 januari 2018

Big Mama Thornton & The Buddy Guy Bluesband - Ball and Chain

"Ball 'n' Chain" or "Ball and Chain" is a blues song written and recorded by American blues artist Big Mama Thornton. Although her recording did not appear on the record charts, "Ball 'n' Chain" has become one of Thornton's best-known songs, largely due to performances and recordings by Janis Joplin.

 The ball and chain is an image associated with prisoners, as a weighted ball attached to a chain would be shackled to an inmate's leg to keep him from escaping. In this song, Thornton relates the image to her man, who is keeping her down.

 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" in 1952, which became her biggest hit. It spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B charts in 1953[2] and sold almost two million copies. However, her success was overshadowed three years later, when Elvis Presley recorded his more popular rendition of "Hound Dog" Similarly, Thornton's "Ball 'n' Chain" (written in 1961 but not released until 1968) had a bigger impact when performed and recorded by Janis Joplin in the late 1960s.

vrijdag 5 januari 2018

The Moody Blues -Tuesday Afternoon (Jazz Bilzen 1969) Ray Thomas R.I.P.


                                     Ray Thomas (Stourport-on-Severn, 29 december 1941 - 4 januari 2018)

                  Mike Pinder                             Justin Hayward                           Ray Thomas

Voor de 5de verjaardag van Jazz Bilzen willen de organisatoren een grote naam op de affiche. Op hun verlanglijstje staan Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Who en zelfs de volledige cast van de hitmusical ‘Hair’. Uiteindelijk weten ze Marsha Hunt (een van de sterren uit ‘Hair’), The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Moody Blues, The Soft Machine, Deep Purple, Shocking Blue, het Keith Jarrett Trio en het Ornette Cooleman Quintet te strikken.Hoogtepunten ware toch wel het optreden van Deep Purple,The Soft Machine en The Moody Blues,getuige onderstaand fragment..

    Tuesday Afternoon

Days of Future Passed is the second album and first concept album by English rock band The Moody Blues, released in November 1967 by Deram Records.[7]
With its fusion of orchestral and rock elements, it has been cited as one of the first examples of progressive rock.

donderdag 4 januari 2018

Van Morrison - Summertime in England (Rockpalast1982)

Van Morrison-Vocals,Chris Mitchie-Guitar,David Hayes-Bass, Peter vanHooke/Tom Dollinger-drums,John Allair-Keys,PeeWee Ellis-Sax/vocals,Mark Isham-Tumpet.

donderdag 28 december 2017

Terugblik Concertjaar 2017 - Monti Amudson (Bluesclub De Viersprong -19 Mei 2017)


Ook het afgelopen jaar weer mooie optredens in Bluesclub De Viersprong. Het podiumpje was bijna te klein voor "Big"Monti Amudson en zijn begeleiders, maar ook dit optreden was zeker ook een van de hoogtepunten van 2017!
    Continental Breakfast

                                          Bart Kamp - Bass,Henk Punter- drums.

27 Januari is deze gigant weer te bewonderen op Scheldeblues in Vlissingen