zaterdag 22 juli 2017

Bob Dylan - If Not For You

"If Not for You" is a song by Bob Dylan, recorded for his 1970 album New Morning. Dylan recorded the album version in August 1970, having first recorded the song in a session with George Harrison on May 1 of that year. In addition to appearing on the album in October 1970, the August recording was released as a single in Europe; the May recording remained unreleased until its inclusion on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) in 1991.

Bob Dylan - If Not For You door  morrisanddylan

In November 1970, a month after Dylan's original had appeared, George Harrison released a version of the song on his triple album All Things Must Pass. Another well-known cover of the song was recorded by Olivia Newton-John, who had the only U.S. charting version of the song in 1971.

donderdag 20 juli 2017

John Lee Hooker - Tupelo Blues

     Tupelo is a city in the state of Mississippi, which is best known for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley. John Lee Hooker recorded the original version of this song in 1959, which chronicles a flood in Tupelo, 20 years previously. Said Hooker: "People never forgot it. So when I grew up and got famous, I wrote about it and it brought back memories to a lot of people. "

John Lee Hooker - Tupelo Blues door  morrisanddylan

Did ya read about the flood?
Happened long time ago
In Tupelo, Mississippi
There were thousands o' lives
It rained, it rained
Both night and day
The poor people was worried
Didn't have no place to go
 Could hear may people, cryin' "Lord, have mercy"
'Cause You're the only one that we can turn to"
Happened a long time ago
A little town
Way back in Mississippi
In Tupelo
There was women, and there was children
They were screamin' an' cryin'
Cryin', "Lord, have mercy
You're the only one now, that we can turn to"
 Way back down in Mississippi, a little country town
I know ya read about it
'Cause I'll never forget it
The mighty flood in Tupelo, Mississippi
Been years ago
Lord, have mercy
Wasn't that a mighty time?
Tupelo's gone


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woensdag 19 juli 2017

Eddy Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)

         From L-R . Buddy Guy,Eddy Boyd,Jimmy Lee Robinson,Freddy Below

 Edward Riley "Eddie" Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for his recordings in the early 1950s, including the number one R&B chart hit "Five Long Years".

Eddy Boyd - Five Long Years door  morrisanddylan

Few postwar blues standards have retained the universal appeal of Eddie Boyd's "Five Long Years." Cut in 1951, Boyd's masterpiece has attracted faithful covers by B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, and too many other bluesmen to recount here. But Boyd's discography is filled with evocative compositions, often full of after-hours ambience. (AllMusic) Praise The Blues (1967) C+B with Eddy Boyd
Unhappy with the racial discrimination faced in the United States, Boyd moved to Holland where he recorded with the Dutch band Cuby and the Blizzards. "Praise The Blues "(1967) He moved again, in 1970, to Helsinki, Finland, where he continued to perform and recorded ten blues records, the first being Praise to Helsinki (1970). He married his wife, Leila, in 1977

                                     Harry "Cuby"Muskee.Eddy Boyd.John Mayall

maandag 17 juli 2017

Neil Young & Crazy Horse -Down By The River (Stadthalle, Wien, Austria 1987-05-17)

       Neil & Crazy Horse zoals ik ze graag zie.Met natuurlijk een lang uitgesponnen versie van   "Down By The River" Een paar weken later deed hij het nog een keer over in "Ahoy" in Rotterdam.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Down By The River... door  morrisanddylan

 Down by the river kwam in 1969 met Crazy Horse uit op een single met The losing end (When you're on) op de B-kant. Daarnaast verscheen het dat jaar op hun album Everybody knows this is nowhere. Terwijl Young er zelf geen hitnotering mee behaalde, belandden wel drie covers van het lied in de Amerikaanse hitlijsten.