We gaan weer verder met de Video collectie en kwam weer een paar mooie opnames tegen.Na de de beelden van The Allman Brothers in Woodstock deze keer The Black Crows tijdens de opnames voor de 2Meter Sessies van Jan Douwe Kroeske.Geweldige band die ik twee jaar geleden nog live in aktie zag op Peer Blues.
Chris Robinson : Vocals & Guitar
Rich Robinson : Guitar & Vocals
Johnny Colt: Bass & Vocals
Marc Ford : Guitar & Vocals
Eddie Harsch : Keys
Steve Gorman : Drums
"He Was a Friend of Mine" is a traditional folk song in which the singer laments the death of a friend. The earliest known version of the song is titled "Shorty George" (Roud 10055) and was first recorded by musicologist couple John A. and Ruby Terrill Lomax in 1939 at the Clemens State Farm in Brazoria County, Texas in a version performed by African-American inmate Smith Casey, who accompanied himself on guitar. Alan Lomax described the song as a "blues" that was "a dirge for a dead comrade."
The song has since been recorded by many artists, including Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, The Washington Squares, Bobby Bare, Mercury Rev, The Black Crowes, The Mitchell Trio, Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith, Cat Power and, in a reworded version, The Byrds. The version recorded by Willie Nelson was used in the film Brokeback Mountain and inaccurately credits Bob Dylan as the songwriter. Dylan had arranged an early version of the tune in 1962 and his version can be heard on the compilation album The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991. (Wikipedia)