vrijdag 14 april 2017

Ry Cooder - Hold That Snake (from the movie "Street Of Fire")

                            The movie never seen ,but i love the music !

        Apr 27, 1994 Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA)

  With David Lindley,Joachim Cooder,Bobby King,Terry Evans and Willy Green

donderdag 13 april 2017

Little Feat -Willin/Dont Bogart That Joint ( The Rainbow, London. August, 01-04. 1977)

                                     Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979)

Guitarist/singer Lowell George wrote this before the group was even formed. The song is about a truck driver in the American southwest who makes some extra cash smuggling cigarettes and transporting illegals across the border from Mexico.

 Don't Bogart That Joint was written in 1968. The song was written by a band by the name of 'The Fraternity of Man.'

woensdag 12 april 2017

CSN &Y- American Dream (Oakland Coloseum Theatre)

American dream is het tweede studioalbum van Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Het was hun eerste album sinds 4 way street uit 1971.
David Crosby kampte in de jaren tachtig met een zware drugsverslaving. Neil Young beloofde hem te helpen als hij naar een afkickkliniek zou gaan. Crosby wilde graag weer met Young, Stephen Stills en Graham Nash een album opnemen. Crosby, Stills en Nash hadden in juni 1987 al voorbereidingen getroffen in de studio om aan het album te beginnen, maar Young had nog een aantal optredens als soloartiest gepland, waardoor de opnamesessies en ook de uitgave van het album werden uitgesteld. Young toerde in augustus 1987 door de Verenigde Staten in het kader van zijn soloalbum Life. Het management van Crosby, Stills en Nash gaf aan dat de opnames na de zomer van 1987 zouden beginnen en dat het album aan het einde van het jaar zou worden uitgegeven.[1] Atlantic Records gaf het album uiteindelijk in november 1988 uit. Het kwartet ging niet op tournee(Wikipedia)

Een warm ontvangst kreeg American Dream dus niet door de muziekpers. Desondanks bereikte de plaat de zestiende plaats in de hitlijst en werd het een platina-album. Na American Dream verliet Young de band en gaf hij weer een nieuwe wending aan zijn solocarrière. Het overgebleven drietal toerde zonder de Canadees verder.

zondag 9 april 2017

Canned Heat feat, Alan"Blind Owl"Wilson

Alan "Blind Owl" Christie Wilson (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) was the leader, singer, and primary composer in the American blues band Canned Heat. He played guitar and harmonica, and wrote several songs for the band.

                                         On the Road Again

 Wilson was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts. He majored in music at Boston University and often played the Cambridge coffeehouse folk-blues circuit. He acquired the nickname "Blind Owl" owing to his extreme nearsightedness; in one instance when he was playing at a wedding, he laid his guitar on the wedding cake because he did not see it. As Canned Heat's drummer, Fito de la Parra, wrote in his book: "Without the glasses, Alan literally could not recognize the people he played with at two feet, that's how blind the 'Blind Owl' was."

Rollin & Tumbling

 With Canned Heat, Wilson performed at two prominent concerts of the 1960s era, the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock in 1969. Canned Heat appeared in the film Woodstock, and the band's "Going Up the Country," which Wilson sang, has been referred to as the festival's unofficial theme song.[1] Wilson also wrote "On the Road Again," arguably Canned Heat's second-most familiar song.

                  Turpentine Moan/On The Road Again

 Wilson was a passionate conservationist who loved reading books on botany and ecology. He often slept outdoors to be closer to nature. In 1969, he wrote and recorded a song, "Poor Moon", which expressed concern over potential pollution of the moon. He wrote an essay called 'Grim Harvest', about the coastal redwood forests of California, which was printed as the liner notes to the Future Blues album by Canned Heat.

After Eddie 'Son' House's 'rediscovery' in 1964, Wilson taught him how to play again the songs House had recorded in 1930 and 1942 (which he had forgotten over a long absence from music); House recorded for Columbia in 1965 and two of three selections featuring Wilson on harmonica and guitar appeared on the set. On the double album Hooker 'N Heat (1970), John Lee Hooker is heard wondering how Wilson is capable of following Hooker's guitar playing so well. Hooker was known to be a difficult performer to accompany, partly because of his disregard of song form. Yet Wilson seemed to have no trouble at all following him on this album. Hooker concludes that "you [Wilson] musta been listenin' to my records all your life". Hooker is also known to have stated "Wilson is the greatest harmonica player ever"
Stephen Stills' song "Blues Man" from the album Manassas is dedicated to Wilson, along with Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman.

  Canned Heat (feat. Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, Bob "The Bear" Hite, Harvey "The Snake" Mandel, Larry "The Mole" Taylor, Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra)

 Wilson died in Topanga Canyon, California of a drug overdose at age 27. Although Wilson had reportedly attempted suicide twice before and his death is sometimes reported as a suicide, this is not clearly established and he left no note.

 Bron Wikipedia