zaterdag 31 juli 2010

Eric Clapton and the music of Robert Johnson

Recorded at The Fillmore
San Francisco, Ca.
November 8-9, 1994
video
Crossroads (Robert Johnson)

TheBand:
Eric Clapton Guitar, -Andy Fairweather Low Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Portnoy Harmonica-Chris Stainton Keyboards
Dave Bronze Bass-Andy Newmark Drums
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet-Tim Sanders Tenor Sax
Simon Clarke Baritone Sax

video
Eric over de invloed van Robert Johnson op zijn muziek en zijn leven

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Malted Milk (Robert Johnson)
with Andy Fairweather Low en Dave Bronze

video
Music from the Missippi Delta

Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2010/05/robert-johnson-sweet-home-chicago.html

Son House
http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2008/10/son-house.html

vrijdag 30 juli 2010

Django Reinhardt - J'attendrai Swing (1939 )

Jean Baptiste (Django) Reinhardt (Liberchies, 23 januari 1910 – Samois-sur-Seine (Fontainebleau), 16 mei 1953) was een Belgische Sinti-gitarist. Zijn voorliefde ging uit naar jazz. Hij ontwikkelde ook een heel eigen stijl, die bekend staat als jazz manouche of Gipsy jazz en wordt nu beschouwd als een van de grootste namen uit de Belgische jazzgeschiedenis.

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J'attendrai



Reinhardt bespeelde vaak grote akoestische gitaren, ontworpen door Mario Maccaferri en gebouwd bij Henri Selmer. Zijn muziek is virtuoos, emotioneel rijk en vooral voor destijds inventief. Het kan snel en ontspannen tegelijk zijn.

Zoals nog steeds vele in zijn stijl kon Reinhardt geen muziekschrift lezen. Anderen moesten voor hem de muziek noteren. Het verhaal gaat dat de klassiek gitarist Andr├ęs Segovia, die nadat Reinhardt voor hem ge├»mproviseerd had, vroeg waar hij partituren kon kopen - tot dan toe blijkbaar niet beseffend dat deze muziek voor elke moment uniek is.

Reinhardt componeerde dus waarschijnlijk op oor en geheugen honderden stukken, waarvan er enkele uitgroeiden tot 'standards' in de jazzmuziek, zoals Minor Swing (1937), Nuages[1] (1940), Swing 42 (1941) en Djangology [2](1945).

Opmerkelijk is dat de 'Hot Club de France'-stijl door zijn zigeuner-oorsprong een typisch Europese bijdrage aan de geschiedenis van de jazz heeft geleverd.

Django Reinhardt Biografie
http://www.djangomontreal.com/doc/DjangoStory.htm

woensdag 28 juli 2010

Ben Keith (1937-2010)



Ben Keith: 1937 - 2010
Bridge Benefit Concert 2008
Photo by Craig Abaya


Ben Keith, Neil Young's long time band mate and dear friend, has passed away. Ben was 73.

Ben Keith, was a multi-talented musician who Neil Young first met in Nashville in February 1971 when Neil was recording the multi-platinum LP Harvest. Legend has it that Neil asked bassist Tim Drummond if he knew any pedal-steel players in town. Tim contacted Ben, who lived in town and off he went to the studio: "I didn't know who anyone was, so I asked, who's that guy over there?" and was told "that's Neil Young".

"They were already recording [Harvest] at the time," Keith said in the 2005 concert movie Heart of Gold. "I set up my steel and kind of snuck in there and started playing and we did five songs before we ever stopped and introduced ourselves."

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Words (in memory of Ben Keith)

Ben speelde mee op de volgende Neil Young albums;
s Harvest, "Journey Through The Past", "Time Fades Away", "On The Beach", Tonight's the Night, "American Stars 'n' Bars", Comes A Time, "Hawks 'n' Doves", "Old Ways", "Freedom",Harvest Moon, "Silver and Gold", Prairie Wind, "Chrome Dreams II", and the live albums "Unplugged" and "Road Rock Vol. 1".

Vorig jaar zagen we Ben nog in aktie tijden het prachtige Neil Young concert in Antwerpen .


(foto Arthur)Ben links op gitaar.

Ben Keith R.I.P

maandag 26 juli 2010

Rory Gallagher .... 1974 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

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Million Miles Away (matige videobeelden,maar wel een hele mooie uitvoering)

Rory Gallagher - guitar & lead vocals
Gerry McAvoy - bass
Lou Martin - keyboards
Rod de'Ath - drums

This hotel bar is full of people,
The piano man is really laying it down,
The old bartender is as high as a steeple,
So why tonight should I wear a frown?

The joint is jumpin' all around me,
And my mood is really not in style,
Right now the blues flock to surround me,
But I'll break out after a while.

Yes I'm a million miles away,
I'm a million miles away,
I'm sailing like a driftwood,
On a windy bay,
On a windy bay.

I'm a million miles away,
I'm a million miles away,
But I'm sailing like a driftwood,
On a windy bay,
On a windy bay.

Why ask how I feel,
Well, how does it look to you?
I fell hook, line and sinker,
Lost my captain and my crew.

I'm standing on the landing,
There's no one there but me,
That's where you'll find me,
Looking out on the deep blue sea.

There's a song on the lips of everybody,
There's a smile all around the room,
There's conversation overflowing,
But I sit here with the blues.

This hotel bar has lost all its people,
The piano man has caught the last bus home,
The old bartender just collapsed in the corner,
Why I'm still here, I just don't know,
I don't know.

I'm a million miles away,
A million miles away,
I'm sailing like a driftwood on a windy bay,
On a windy bay.

I'm a million miles away,
A million miles away,
I'm sailing like a driftwood on a windy bay,
Send me away...


Rory Gallagher (Ballyshannon, 2 maart 1948 – Londen, 14 juni 1995)

Happy Birthday Mick Jagger (Dartford 26 July 1943)


Sir Michael Philip Jagger (Dartford (Kent), 26 juli 1943) is een Britse rockmuzikant, acteur, schrijver, componist en producer, maar is het bekendst als zanger (en mondharmonicaspeler) van de Rolling Stones.


Far Away Eyes

Mooie song song van The Stones,van het album Some Girls uit 1978

Far Away eyes

I was driving home early sunday morning through bakersfield
Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station
And the preacher said, you know you always have the
Lord by your side

And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran
Twenty red lights in his honor
Thank you jesus, thank you lord

I had an arrangement to meet a girl, and I was kind of late
And I thought by the time I got there shed be off
Shed be off with the nearest truck driver she could find
Much to my surprise, there she was sittin in the corner
A little bleary, worse for wear and tear
Was a girl with far away eyes

So if youre down on your luck
And you cant harmonize
Find a girl with far away
And if youre downright disgusted
And life aint worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes

Well the preacher kept right on saying that all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the church of the sacred bleeding heart of jesus
Located somewhere in los angeles, california
And next week theyd say my prayer on the radio
And all my dreams would come true
So I did, the next week, I got a prayer with a girl
Well, you know what kind of eyes she got

So if youre down on your luck
I know you all sympathize
Find a girl with far away eyes
And if youre downright disgusted
And life aint worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes