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donderdag 16 april 2015

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (Old Grey Wishtle Test 1975)

"Free Bird" or "Freebird"is a power ballad by the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was first featured on the band's debut album in 1973 and has been included on subsequent albums released by the band, including the previously unreleased, unfaded-ending version of the original recording (featured on Skynyrd's Innyrds). Amazon.com music reviewer Lorry Fleming calls it "the most-requested song in the history of rock music."
Released as a single in November 1974, "Free Bird" bowed at #87 on the Hot 100 on the 23rd and became the band's second Top 40 hit in early 1975, where it peaked at No. 19. A live version of the song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977, peaking at No. 38. "Free Bird" also achieved the No. 3 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
It is used as a finale by Lynyrd Skynyrd during their live performances and is their longest song, often going well over 14 minutes when played live.[citation needed] It is considered to be Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature song.(Wikipedia)

According to guitarist Gary Rossington, for two years after Allen Collins wrote the initial chords, vocalist Ronnie Van Zant insisted that there were too many for him to create a melody in the belief that the melody needed to change alongside the chords. After Collins played the unused sequence at rehearsal one day, Van Zant asked him to repeat it, then wrote out the melody and lyrics in three or four minutes. The guitar solos that finish the song were added in originally to give Van Zant a chance to rest, as the band was playing several sets per night at clubs at the time. Soon afterward, the band learned piano-playing roadie Billy Powell had written an intro to the song; upon hearing it, they included it as the finishing touch and had him formally join as their keyboardist.
Allen Collins's girlfriend, Kathy, whom he later married, asked him, "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?" Collins noted the question and it eventually became the opening line of "Free Bird".(Wikipedia)

dinsdag 14 april 2015

RY COODER July 7, 1974 The Record Plant Sausalito, California, USA


Wat een heerlijk weer ,voorjaar!!Wandelen met de honden,relaxen in de tuin,en natuurlijk hoort daar de muziek van Ry Cooder bij.Vandaar deze prachtige repost!

Dit optreden is waarschijnlijk naar aanleiding van het uitbrengen van het album Paradise & Lunch.Natuurlijk bepaalt niet van HD kwaliteit ,maar wel erg mooi.

Police Dog Blues

Ry Cooder - guitar, vocals
Californische meestergitarist die weleens de etnograaf van de rock wordt genoemd, vanwege zijn vermogen om obscure composities uit traditionele muziekstijlen nieuw leven in te blazen.

Russ Titleman - bass
Russ Titelman (Geb 16 August 1944, Los Angeles, California[1]) Amerikaans producer en songwriter.Winnaar van drie Grammy Awards.
Jim Keltner - drums
Jim Keltner begon als jazz drummer ,maar zijn eerste opname was met Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Als freelancer(zzper) werkte hij met Gabor Szabo, Roy Orbison, Harry Nilsson, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Van Dyke Parks, the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, Seals and Crofts, Bill Frisell, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Phil Keaggy, Steve Jones, Crowded House, Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, The Bee Gees, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Sam Phillips, Los Lobos, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Petty, Gillian Welch, Bill Wyman, the Steve Miller Band, Alice Cooper and Lucinda Williams en no vele anderen. Hij speelde mee op Carly Simon's 1971 album, Anticipation. In 1973 was Keltner session drummer op Bob Dylan's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid,

If Walls Could Talk

Milt Holland - percussion
Milt Holland (1917 - 2005) drummer, percussionist, ethnic musicologist,en schrijver in de Los Angeles music scene,hij expirmenteerde met Afrikaanse, Zuid Amerikaanse, en Indiaanse percussion stijlen, in jazz, pop en film muziek.
Speelde samen mett John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Elmer Bernstein, "Hank" Mancini, Loggins and Messina, James Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Laurindo Almeida, en Joni Mitchell.

How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And lives

Gene Mumford(June 24, 1925 - May 29, 1977)
Tenor lead zanger van o.a The Larks en het Golden Gate Quartet

Bobby King (July 28, 1944 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is een Amerikaanse gospel- R&B, soul zanger. Vormde met Terry Evans een duo in 1970s.Sinds 1973 zong Bobby op enkele Ry Cooder albums. Hij was ook lead backing zanger in Bruce Springsteen's Human Touch tour band 1992-93 maakte twee solo albums, Bobby King (1981) en Love in the Fire (1984), en twee albums met Terry Evans, Live and Let Live (1988)[1] en Rhythm, Blues, Soul & Grooves (1990).

Cliff Givens - vocals bass January 17, 1918, Newark, NJ
Deze bass vocalist heeft al een lange carierre achter de rug .Begon in een country blues band,en werkte met groepen als the Ink Spots in de mid-'40s,en regelmateg met Ry Cooder en James Taylor in de'80s.