woensdag 17 januari 2018
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.
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
San Francisco, California October 6, 2017
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
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.
maandag 8 januari 2018
Could be a good idea but unfortunately ......
zondag 7 januari 2018
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. It became a popular crossover hit for the band, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. "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
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.
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 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
Ray Thomas (Stourport-on-Severn, 29 december 1941 - 4 januari 2018)
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..
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.
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-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
Bart Kamp - Bass,Henk Punter- drums.
27 Januari is deze gigant weer te bewonderen op Scheldeblues in Vlissingen