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zondag 31 mei 2020

Neil Young - No More

"No More" is a song written by Neil Young that was first released on his 1989 album Freedom. Although not released commercially as a single, it reached #7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

Allmusic critic Natthew Greenwald calls it "Young's finest anti-drug song next to 'Needle and the Damage Done,'" and also describes it as "frighteningly chilling." Rogan describes it as a "minor classic."

 "No More"

Livin' on the edge of night
You know the sun won't go down slow
You don't know which drug is right
Can't decide which way you wanna go
I feel the way you feel
'Cause not so long ago
It had a hold on me
I couldn't let it go
It wouldn't set me free
It wouldn't set me free
No more, no more, no more.

Seemed like the easy thing
To let it go for one more day
Like singin' the same old song
And twistin' the words
In a different way
Where did the magic go
I searched high and low
I can't find it no more
I can't get it back
I can't find it no more
I can't find it no more
No more, no more, no more, no more.

Searchin' for quality
Havin' to have the very best
Now scroungin' for quantity
Never havin' time
To do the test
That's how the story goes
Can't put it down
Till the last page
I can't put it down
I can't put it down
I can't put it down.

Golden Earring - She Flies On Strange Wings.

                     Golden Earring :Barry Hay,George Kooymans,Rinus Gerritsen,Cesar Zuiderwijk
                     and they are still going strong!!

  Seven Tears is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1971. The album was not   issued in the U.S.

vrijdag 29 mei 2020

Big Brother & The Holding Compagnie - Ball and Chain

 Leader Peter Albin, a country-blues guitarist who had played with future Grateful Dead founders Jerry Garcia and Ron McKernan, met Sam Andrew, a professional rock guitarist with a jazz and classical background. After playing together at Albin's home,Andrew suggested they form a band. The pair approached guitarist James Gurley, the resulting threesome playing open jam sessions hosted by entrepreneur Chet Helms in 1965. Helms found them a drummer, Chuck Jones, and Big Brother and the Holding Company was formed at their first gig, the Trips Festival in January 1966. In the audience was painter and jazz drummer David Getz, who soon displaced Jones.

Big Brother went on to become the house band at the Avalon Ballroom, playing a progressive style of instrumental rock. Feeling a need for a strong vocalist, Helms contacted Janis Joplin, who at the time was considering joining up with Roky Erickson of The 13th Floor Elevators. She traveled to San Francisco from Austin, Texas and debuted with Big Brother at the Avalon on June 10, 1966

maandag 25 mei 2020

Van Morrison - I Believe To My Soul (feat.Chris Barber)

                                                 Pavilion Arena Plymouth 18 December 1999

     I Believe To My Soul (thanks to the taper)

    Big hand for the band: Robin Aspland/ Geraint Watkins-keys,Ritchy Buckley-Sax,
   Matt Holland-Trumpet,David Hayes-Bass,Bobby Irwin-Drums,Johnny Scott-Guitar
   Special guest,Chris Barber -Trombone

zaterdag 23 mei 2020

Neil Young - Powderfinger (Bridge School Benefit)

"Powderfinger" is a song written by Neil Young, first released on his 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. It subsequently appeared on several of Young's live recordings. A 2014 Rolling Stone special issue on Young ranked it as Young's best song ever.
It has been covered by Band of Horses, Cowboy Junkies, Beat Farmers, Rusted Root, Jazz Mandolin Project, Drive-by Truckers, Feelies spin-off Yung Wu, Car Seat Headrest, and Phish. The Australian rock band Powderfinger took their name from this song.


Look out, Mama,
there's a white boat
comin' up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John,
'Cause it don't
look like they're here
to deliver the mail
And it's less than a mile away
I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone,
my brother's out hunting
in the mountains
Big John's been drinking
since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be
left me here
to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red means run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot
hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black,
And my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder
and the finger
Cover me with the thought
that pulled the trigger
Think of me
as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.

donderdag 21 mei 2020

Gillian Welch/David Rawlings - I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll

Gillian Howard Welch born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, bluegrass, country and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms

David Todd Rawlings (December 31, 1969) is an American guitarist, singer, and record producer. He is known for his partnership with singer and songwriter Gillian Welch.[1] He and Welch were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 91st Academy Awards for "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

dinsdag 19 mei 2020

Ad vanderVeen - Blueprint Sessie (RTV1) 28 Febr.2020

De lezers van mijn blog weten natuurlijk dat Ad vanderVeen al jaren een van mijn favoriete   singer/songwriters is.Prachtige optredens gezien,waarvan veel in mijn favorite Theater De Wegwijzer https://www.theaterdewegwijzer.nl/,zowel solo,met combo of met complete band.Ook 18 Januari jl stond hij daar weer met veel nieuw werk ,maar ook de bekende oudere nummers kwamen voorbij.We hadden weer een topavond,

Een maand later stond hij in Veendam met een bijna dezelfde setlist.Toen kwam de conora dus zullen we het voorlopig zonder optredens moeten doen.Gelukkig is hij goed in de CD kast vertegenwoordigd.


zondag 17 mei 2020

Dave Matthews Band - All Along the Watchtower

                                    SWU Festival - Fazenda Maeda,  Itu - Sao Paulo - Brazil
                                                           October 10, 2010

Stefan Lessard-bass,- Boyd Tinsley-violin,Carter Beauford-drums,Dave Matthews-vocals,guitar,piano,,Jeff Coffin-sax,flute,Rashawn Ross-trompet,flugelhorn ,Tim Reynolds-guitar.

zaterdag 16 mei 2020

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle (The Palace Theatre, NYC 1973)

 "Fly Like an Eagle" is a song written by Steve Miller for the album of the same name.[2] It went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977, kept from the top spot by "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" by Barbra Streisand. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and "dreamy" feel. It is usually played in tandem with "Space Intro", but the song also segues into "Wild Mountain Honey".(Wikipedia)

Steve Miller - guitar/vocals.Lonnie Turner - bass.Gary Mallaber - drums.Joachim Young - B3 organ.

The band first performed the song in 1973 for the concert at New York City's Felt Forum venue with The Marshall Tucker Band, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.

woensdag 13 mei 2020

Ry Cooder - Joe Spence Story / Power Of Jesus Name.

Joseph Spence (August 3, 1910 – March 18, 1984) was a Bahamian guitarist and singer. He is well known for his vocalizations and humming while playing the guitar. Several American musicians, including Taj Mahal, the Grateful Dead,Ry Cooder, Catfish Keith,Woody Mann, and Olu Dara as well as the British guitarist John Renbourn were influenced by and have recorded variations of his arrangements of gospel and Bahamian songs. (Wikipedia)

 Spence's repertoire encompassed calypso, blues, folk music and sacred songs. He played a steel-string acoustic guitar, and nearly all of his recorded songs employ guitar accompaniment in a drop D tuning. The power of his playing derives from moving bass lines and interior voices and a driving beat that he emphasized with foot tapping. To this mix he added blues coloration and calypso rhythms to achieve a unique and easily identifiable sound. He has been called the folk guitarist's Thelonious Monk. (Wikipedia)