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zaterdag 11 januari 2020

Van Morrison - Snow in San Aselmo


Hard Nose the Highway is the seventh studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). The album contains the single "Warm Love," a fan favourite.[1]
It is his second solo album to contain songs not written by Morrison. A cover version of the song "Bein' Green", usually associated with Kermit the Frog, is included, as is a take of the traditional song "Purple Heather".


Snow in San Aselmo van het album Hard Noise The Highway
29 July 1974 in The Orphanage,


Big Hand For The Band! Mario Cipolinna-Bass,John Colla-AltoSax,John Farey-Keyboards,Brian Hogan-TenorSax,Bill Gibson-Drums,Dennis Langevin-Guitar

De prachtige en zeer verrassende opener van het een in mijn ogen beetje ondergewaardeerd Van Morrison album ,,Hard Nose The Highway,,.Van vertelde over deze song, "Just a sketch on when it snowed in San Anselmo. It's about the images that were happening when it was snowing there for the first time in thirty years."

Live is het nummer slecht 13 keer uitgevoerd ,voor het eerst op 11 Maart 1973 in het Memorial Auditorium,Marin California ,de laatste keer op 26 Januari 2002 in de Butterworth Hall in Coventry.(info Gunther Becker,zie link)
Het is ,zeker deze tijd van het jaar ,een van mijn favoriete Van Morrison nummers.

(Van Morrison)
Snow in San Anselmo
The deer cross by the lights
The mission down in old San Rafael
A madman looking for a fight
A madman looking for a fight

The massage parlor's open
The clientele come and they go
The classic music station
Plays in the background soft and low
Plays in the background soft and low

The silence round the cascades
The ice crisp and clear
The beginning of the opera
Seem to suddenly appear
Seem to suddenly appear

The pancake house is always crowded
Open 24 hours of every day
And if you suffer from insomnia
You can speed your time away
You can speed your time away

Snow in San Anselmo
My waitress my waitress my waitress
Said it was coming down
Said it hadn't happened in over 30 years
But it was laying on the ground
But it was laying on the ground




Veel Van Morrison Info(Gunther becker)
http://ivan.vanomatic.de/

Van Morrison (VanFan) Fansite
http://freewheeler.web-log.nl/freewheeler/2006/04/zappa_en_morris.html

vrijdag 10 januari 2020

Townes van Zandt - Club K4 Ljubljana Slovenie 18-11 1994


Je ben een wat sombere ,soms zelfs manisch/depressieve, singer/songwriter .En je ziet de club waar je die avond moet moet optreden(zie boven)tja,daar word je ook niet echt vrolijk van.Gelukkig voor Townes waren er zelf in Slovenie liefhebbers van zijn prachtige songs en werd het nog een mooie avond....


Dollar Bill Blues

Tekst: Maurice Dielemans
Publicatiedatum: 01 januari 2004 ( KindaMuzik)
Die laatste keer dat Townes Van Zandt in Nederland speelde, was een regenachtige novemberavond in 1996. Diep verscholen in zijn versleten regenjas slenterde de getormenteerde zanger langs de grachten van de Utrechtse binnenstad. De lange schaduwen van zijn magere gestalte jaagden argeloze voorbijgangers de stuipen op het lijf. Een paar weken daarna, nadat hij zijn laatste optreden gaf in Londen, overleed deze zonderlinge verschijning op tweeënvijftigjarige leeftijd in het bijzijn van vrienden en familie, wat gezien zijn turbulente leven ironisch mag heten.


Goin,Down to Memphis

Net als zijn grootste idool, Hank Williams (1923-1953), stierf hij op een Nieuwjaarsdag. Al in 1978, nadat hij de langspeler Flying Shoes had uitgebracht, was hij al eens zomaar van de aardbodem verdwenen. De manisch-depressieve en toen nog door het grote publiek onbeminde troubadour uit Texas leek voorgoed uitgeput. Ditmaal zorgde de ongezonde levensstijl met teveel drank, drugs en een gokverslaving ervoor dat Townes zich als een kluizenaar terugtrok in een krot ergens in een armoedige buitenwijk van Nashville.


Loretta

Toen hij een dikke tien jaar later terugkeerde met het album At My Window was zijn eerste vrouw gedood door zwervers en waren zijn oudere elpees nog steeds onvindbaar. Tijdens één van de vele optredens stapte Townes Van Zandt wel eens op een fan af, om te vragen of hij misschien wist waar zijn elpees nog te koop waren.


Katie Belle Blues

Veel later, in de jaren negentig, zwierf hij steeds vaker als een echte straatmuzikant door Europa en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Soms landde hij op Schiphol met enkel een gitaarkoffer in zijn hand. Dan stapte hij zomaar in een trein. In één of ander boerengehucht in noorden van het land speelde hij dan voor twintig of dertig mensen. Drie uur later was hij alweer verdwenen, op weg naar een ander gehucht.

Townes Van Zandt (7 maart 1944, Fort Worth, Texas - 1 januari 1997, Smyrna, Tennessee)

In die laatste dagen van zijn leven was de gezondheid van Townes niet zo goed meer. Hoewel hij voor onvergetelijke en hypnotiserende optredens zorgde, stond hij ook vaak met bevende handen op het podium. Tussen de liedjes door vertelde hij steeds weer dezelfde flauwe grappen, zoals hij dat pakweg vijftien jaar geleden ook al deed. De jarenlange verslaving aan de godendrank eiste nu zijn tol. Het resulteerde regelmatig in onhandelbaar gedrag. J.T. Van Zandt, die regelmatig met zijn vader op tournee ging, vertelde in een interview dat Townes vlak voor zijn dood visioenen kreeg van engelen. Op het laatst waren die hallucinaties nog het enige dat hem staande hield op het podium.Je kunt het hitdossier er op na slaan, want terwijl mede-outlaws als Willie Nelson en Merle Haggard vette hits scoorden met zijn 'Pancho and Lefty', Emmylou Harris en Don Williams allebei veel succes hadden met zijn 'If I Needed You' en onder andere Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, Mudhoney, Lyle Lovett en Tindersticks eveneens zijn liedjes coverden, opereerde Townes Van Zandt vrijwel zijn gehele leven in volledige anonimiteit en obscuriteit. Nu wordt Townes Van Zandt door velen vooral gemist.(Tekst Maurice Dieleman KindaMuzik)

Townes van Zandt Central
http://www.townesvanzandt.com/
Townes van Zandt Blue Sky homepage
http://ippc2.orst.edu/coopl/tvzindex.html
KindaMuzik
http://www.kindamuzik.net/

Howlin Wolf - The Story (Update)

Vandaag 44 jaar geleden overleed deze "grote" bluesman Howlin Wolf, R.I.P.

Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player.

In 1910, Howlin’ Wolf was born on a Mississippi plantation in the midst of a blues tradition so vital it remains the underpinning for much of today’s popular music. His birth name was Chester Arthur Burnett; “Howlin’ Wolf” was a nickname he picked up in his youth. He was exposed to the blues from an early age through such performers as Charley Patton and Willie Brown, who performed at plantation picnics and juke joints. Wolf derived his trademark howl from the “blue yodel” of country singer Jimmie Rodgers, whom he admired. Although he sang the blues locally, it wasn’t until he moved to West Memphis in 1948 that he put together a full-time band. Producer Sam Phillips recorded Howlin’ Wolf at his Memphis Recording Service (later Sun Records) after hearing him perform on radio station KWEM. Some of the material was leased to Chess Records, and in the early Fifties Howlin’ Wolf signed with Chess and moved to Chicago. He remained there until his death.


Evil
Howlin’ Wolf ranks among the most electrifying performers in blues history, as well as one of its greatest characters. He was a ferocious, full-bodied singer whose gruff, rasping vocals embodied the blues at its most unbridled. A large man who stood more than six feet tall and weighed nearly 300 pounds, Howlin’ Wolf cut an imposing figure, which he utilized to maximum effect when performing. In the words of blues historian Bob Santelli, “Wolf acted out his most potent blues, becoming the living embodiment of its most powerful forces.”


Sittin on the top of the world(1974)

Howlin’ Wolf cut his greatest work in the Fifties for the Chicago-based Chess Records. Many songs with which he is most closely identified - “Spoonful,” “Back Door Man,” “Little Red Rooster” and “I Ain’t Superstitious” - were written for him by bluesmen Willie Dixon, a fixture at Chess Records who also funneled material to Wolf’s main rival, Muddy Waters. Howlin’ Wolf himself was an estimable songwriter, responsible for such raw classics as “Killing Floor,” “Smokestack Lightning” and “Moanin’ at Midnight.”


Meet me In The Bottom
Howlin' Wolf defines the Blues while slamming Son House, then performs "Meet Me In The Bottom" with the help of his Band. It's not apparent What sets Wolf off, as Son House is off mic and inaudible, but I speculate that Son may have interrupted Wolf's oration with his own famous assessment of the Blues; "Ain't but one kind of Blues..., and that consists between male and female that's in love".


Blues at Newport 1966,, Howlin' Wolf seems to enjoy the taste of His Harmonica maybe just a bit too much. This is a very good performance by a consummate Master of the Blues.

Howlin’ Wolf served to influence such blues-based rock musicians as the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. In fact, he recorded a pair of albums - The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions and London Revisited - with his British disciples in the early Seventies. Howlin’ Wolf’s distinctive vocal style and rough-hewn approach to the blues can also be heard in the work of such diverse artists as Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band and Led Zeppelin.


"Smoke Stack Lightning" (as listed on the original single, more commonly referred to as "Smokestack Lightning")

Slowed down for much of the Seventies due to serious internal injuries suffered in an automobile accident, Howlin’ Wolf gave his last performance in Chicago in November 1975 with fellow blues titan B.B. King. He died of kidney failure two months later

donderdag 9 januari 2020

Ray Charles - A Tear Fell (Paris 1968)

Through the years Ray Charles frequently performed in Paris. From the mid  '60s to the mid '70s La Salle Pleyel was the favorite concert venue. On 8 & 9  October 1968 and in early October 1969 (for a full week) he gave his concerts at La Salle Pleyel.

                                             A Tear Fell (feat.Billy Preston)

Musicians: Wallace Davenport (bandleader), Phil Guilbeau, Virgil Jones, David Philips - trumpet; Fred Johnson, Jay Clyde Miller - alto saxophone; Nathan Davis, Daniel Jackson - tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper - bariton saxophone; Henry Coker, Glenn Childress (and Fred Murrell?)** - trombone; Billy Preston - organ, Fred Robinson - guitar, Edgar Willis - bass, Roger Humphries - drums. The Raelettes: Verlyn Flenaugh, Susaye Greene, Barbara Ann Lesure, Barbara Nell Terrault.


woensdag 8 januari 2020

Elvis Presley - Alabama Fair and Dairy Show 26 Sept. 1956


Elvis Aaron Presley (Tupelo (Mississippi), 8 januari 1935 – Memphis (Tennessee), 16 augustus 1977) R.I.P  Prachtige beelden van Elvis Presley in zijn geboorteplaats Tupelo , Missippi.
Elvis"King of Rock & Roll!!"





Songs: 1- HEARTBREAK HOTEL, 2- LONG TALL SALLY, 3- I WAS THE ONE, 4- I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU, 5- I GOT A WOMAN, 6- DON'T BE CRUEL, 7- HOUND DOG. Feat. Scotty Moore  Guitar Bill Black, Bass and The Jordanairs.

more elvis..
 http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.nl/2008/04/elvis-presley.html

maandag 6 januari 2020

The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

     Recorded live at Bill Grahams Filmore,s Auditorium,San Fransisco.Sept 26/27/28 1968

  1. "Opening Speech" (Mike Bloomfield) 
                    "One-two..Uh, listen here now, here's what...here's where it's at, this is the thing of this gig and here's...I'll tell ya 'bout it now. Uh, awhile ago my friend Alan Kooper called me on the phone and said "Let's make this gig, an LP in Los Angeles, and we'll jam together and we'll see what will happen. .            

                                          I Wonder Who (R.Charles) vocals Mike Bloomfield

..... now we played once togheter once on the LP session,that was the one time and the whe practiced togheter three days,the four of us ,thats John Khan on drums ,and Skip Prokop on bass,and Alan and i jammed  with John e few times,never with Skip.But i want you to now like this i the true of where we,re playing See!!Now you knowwhere it,s at. OK (LP inlay)
Mike Bloomfield
September 26, 1968

                        Don,t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (Albert King) vocals Mike Bloomfield

Michael makes his singing debut on this album.The highlight of this coming out is Albert King,s song "Don,t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong" where he displays consummates homage to the traditional guitar/voice trade offs.A lesson in prhasing and understanding....
Al Kooper

                                                John Kahn (drums)

                                                   Skip Prokop(bass)

The audience,as Michael promised was warm and exquisite and they are just a part of this album as we are.I hope you enjoy this one and a half houre of free,ssoaring music.Michael and i believe it is some of our best playing to date.
Al Kooper



Ry Cooder & The Chicken Skin Band


Kort na het uitbrengen van het album Showtime volgde een toernee met de complete bezetting van het album.Het optreden in Nederland destijd heb ik gemist ,maar gelukkig zijn er deze prachtige concertbeelden uit
BBC TV Centre
Shepherd's Bush
London
U.K.
1977-01-31


The Tattler
Van het prachtige album Paradise &Lunch geschreven door Ry Cooder,Russ Titleman en Waschington Phillips


Dark end of the Street
"The Dark End of the Street" is geschreven door Muscle Shoals songwriters Dan Penn en Chips Moman en was voor het eerst een hit van James Carr.


Jesus on the Mainline
Nog een nummer van het Paradise & Lunch album ,een echte gospel traditional.
Ry exeleert op de slide.


Goodnight Irene
"Goodnight, Irene" or "Irene, Goodnight," is een American folk standard,geschreven in in 3/4 maat, voor het eerst opgenomen door de Amerikaanse blues musician Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter in 1932.

Big hand for the Band!
Ry Cooder : Guitar, Vocals
Pat Rizzo : Alto Saxophone
Isaac Garcia : Drums
Big Red : Bass Guitar
Jesse Poncez : Guitar
Flaco Jimenez : Accordion
Eldridge King : Vocals
Terry Evans : Vocals
Bobby King : Vocals

Ry Cooder Soundstage
http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2009/08/ry-cooder-soundstage-part-two1978.html

Ry Cooder & John Lee Hooker
http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2009/08/john-lee-hooker-ry-cooder-10-10-1992.html
Ry Cooder & Nick Lowe Antwerpen
http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2009/06/ry-cooder-nick-lowe-antwerpen-21-06.html

zondag 5 januari 2020

David Crosby - Cowboy Movie /Laughin (live in The Matrix 15 Dec.1970)


 David Crosby with Jerry Carcia ,Phil Lesh ,Mickey Hart, (The Grateful Dead)picture is taken  during  recording of Crosby’s 1971 solo record “If I Could Only Remember My Name”


                  Cowboy Movie

Recorded before the release of Crosby’s album, “If I Could Only Remember My Name”, this set comes from a short stint at the Matrix in SF in 1970.  “David & the Dorks” was the name they played under for this gig.
Here two highlights - “Cowboy Movie” - slowly unwinds with more good electric guitar punctuating Crosby’s vocal, a nice version of this tune. (Thanks Big O (http://www.bigozine2.com/)

 “Laughing”

Good preview of Crosby’s solo album, a sensitive arrangement, there’s a slight feeling of menace in this song.(Thanks Big O (http://www.bigozine2.com/)


If I Could Only Remember My Name is the debut solo album by David Crosby, released in February 1971 on Atlantic Records. It was one of four high-profile albums released by each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping Déjà Vu album (along with Stephen Stills, Songs for Beginners, and After the Gold Rush). It peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200. It has been in print continuously since its initial release. The album gained new recognition in 2010 when it was listed second on the Vatican's "Top 10 Pop Albums of All Time" as published in the official newspaper of the Holy See,(Wikipedia)