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zaterdag 28 maart 2020

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Lokerse Feesten ( August 5th-2014)

     Foto Arthur
 Een mooie zwoele zomeravond en Neil Young & Crazy Horse op het podium,er zijn mindere avonden te bedenken.Met de programmering van de Lokerse Feesten is er over het algemeen niks mee,zag er al prachtige optreden van o.a Jackson Brown,Robert Plant ,Van Morrison Voor de 40ste editie hadden de organisatoren diep in de buidel getast,desondanks was de avond al maanden van tevoren uitverkocht.(150000  tickets)

                                                Blowin In The Wind

Neil en The Horse stelden niet teleur.Opkomen even een korte groet naar het publiek,inpluggen en spelen.Lange versie van Down By The River gevolg door Powderfinger,de toon was gezet. Crazy Horse speelde met bassist Rick Rosas in de gelederen .Hij verving de door een beroerte getroffen Billy Talbot. Rick speelde al eerder  meerdere malen mee in de bands van Neil Young.Helaas zou later blijken dat het de laatste tour met Neil Young zou zijn.In November overleed Rick Rosas.Rick "Rick the Bass Player" Rosas R.I.P


                                                         Cortez The Killer(fragment)
 De setlist is toch wel verrassend ,het orgeltje van Like A Hurricane hangt hoog in de lucht.Maar als het naar beneden komt geen Hurricane maar Livin With War,ook mooi.

                                                     Heart of Gold

 Onverwacht een uitvoeing Name Of Love (uit het tijdperk met Crosby, Stills & Nash) Blowin’ In The Wind (van Dylan). En natuurlijk  Heart Of Gold  ,massaal meegezongen

                                                  Livin with War

  Het optreden in Lokeren is vooral degelijk en onderhoudend, met de muzikale hoogtepunten vooraan in de set. Het dak mag er uiteindelijk nog even af bij een van zijn minste (maar wel meest populaire) songs: Rockin’ In The Free World. Young geniet en incasseert de bijval na ruim twee├źnhalf uur glunderend vanonder zijn hoed. In de toegift mag hij nog even preken en ach, waarom zou die boodschap van Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Safe The Earth niet gemeend zijn? Bovendien blijft vooral zijn lang uitgesponnen gitaarspel – wars van tijd, trends of andere vluchtigheden – een verademing.(OOR)


    Who,s Gonna Stand Up?


                                Het was een heerlijke avond voor mij en alle NY fans....

De Setlist
Down By The River- Powderfinger-Standing In The Light Of Love-Days That Used To Be-
Livin With War-Love To Burn -Name Of Love-Blowin In The Wind -Heart Of Gold-Barstool Blues-
Psychedelic Pill -Cortez the Killer-Rocking In The Freeworld -Be The Rain -Who,s Gonna Stand Up

 Rick "Rick the Bass Player" Rosas (September 10, 1949 – November 6, 2014) R.I.P

vrijdag 27 maart 2020

Mavis Staples(feat. Ry Cooder) - We,ll Never Turn Back



We'll Never Turn Back is the eleventh studio album by American gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples, released April 24, 2007 on ANTI- Records. Recorded in 2007 and produced by roots rock and blues musician Ry Cooder, it is a concept album with lyrical themes relating to the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
From the moment that Roebuck “Pops” Staples befriended Martin Luther King in the early ‘60s, the Staple Singers’ brand of gospel developed an explicitly political edge. They recorded church music spiked with righteous anger (like the funk standard “Why Am I Treated So Bad”); or redemption songs that were as political as they were spiritual, like their 1972 US chart-topper “I’ll Take You There” (complete with sly anti-Nixon digs like “Ain’t no smiling faces/Lying to the races”). (UNCUT)


Down In Mississippi (JB Lenoir)

 Now, seven years after Pops’ death, his daughter Mavis continues that tradition with “We’ll Never Turn Back”, an album of ‘60s civil rights anthems. It’s produced and musically directed by Ry Cooder, and like Cooder’s recent album “My Name Is Buddy”, it investigates the flipside of the American dream – the America of radical protest and collective action. (UNCUT)



Eyes On The Prize (Trad.)

Original versions of these songs can be found on various Smithsonian Folkways compilations: Staples says the aim was “to upgrade them”. Not all of it works – here “We Shall Not Be Moved” is reduced to a dreary pub blues workout (UNCUT)



We Shall Not Be Moved (Trad)

But elsewhere it succeeds brilliantly. “Eyes On The Prize” and the title track become thrilling slices of southern-fried funk which recall Dr John’s “Walk On Gilded Splinters”. (UNCUT)


In the Mississippi River (M Jones)

JB Lenoir’s “Down In Mississippi” is given a haunting, Afrocentric edge by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, while Ry Cooder’s wobbly, steel-bodied guitar is the perfect counterpoint to “Jesus Is On The Main Line”. (UNCUT)    



This Little Light Of Mine (Ry Cooder.Trad.)

   If Mavis’s voice has become rather ragged in the higher register, her clarity and phrasing are still perfect. “In The Mississippi River”, a shocking, “Strange Fruit”-type dirge about lynch mob victims being dredged from the water, sees Staples growling the story, while ‘60s veterans The Freedom Singers provide luscious harmonies. (UNCUT)
          


99 & 1/2 (Ry Cooder.Mavis Staples.Trad.)

  All round, it’s a successful fusion of tradition and modernism. As Rutha Harris’s high-pitched howl takes on the disembodied quality of a rave sample, it’s hard not to be won over by the project’s eerie majesty.  (UNCUT)


My Own Eyes (D.Bartlett.Mavis Staples.Ry Cooder)

UNCUT: How has your voice changed over the years?
MAVIS STAPLES: Obviously, I can’t sing some of the high notes – a lot of songs I’ve had to sing in a lower key. Pops always said “make it plain” and I’ve always tried to do that, You have to pronounce the words clearly to tell the story.(UNCUT)


Turn Me Around (Trad.)

 “We Shall Overcome” is notable by its absence…
Yes. I think the Civil Rights struggle moved on. After years of Dr King’s leadership, we were no longer at the bottom. “We’ll Never Turn Back” had a much stronger resonance for African Americans. (UNCUT)



We,ll Never Turn Back (Bertha Gober)

  How does Ry Cooder compare with Prince as a producer?
They’re different types of genius! When Prince produced two albums of mine in the 1980s he was rarely with me in the studio. But Ry does things like we did back in Muscle Shoals, with all the singers and musicians playing together. Sometimes, with Ry, I could hear touches of Pops. It’d hear some stray guitar lick and it’d send a shiver up my spine. (UNCUT)



I,ll Be Rested (Ry Cooder..Joachim Cooder.Mavis Staples)

 The Washington Post's Bill Friskics-Warren shared a similar sentiment in his review, writing "Staples reinvests… with the moral authority to speak to social and economic injustices that persist today" and "rarely have 'remakes' sounded so tonic or inspired". The album received an A rating from the Boston Herald, which wrote "In the course of celebrating a landmark, Staples and Cooder make one of their own". We'll Never Turn Back also received perfect ratings from The Independent and NOW magazine.[6][16] LA Weekly's Ernest Hardy gave it a rave review and lauded the album's sound, writing "Powerfully raw, suggestive blues is the foundation of the CD, but that root allows the collaborators to sprawl through other genres, reminding you of the connections between them all — blues and gospel, spirituals and jazz"

 

Jesus On The Mainline (Mavis Staples.Trad.)

Ry Cooder -  guitar, mandolin, arranger, producer,Joachim Cooder - percussion, arranger, producer,
Mike Elizondo -  bass, piano.Betty Fikes - background vocals,Rutha Harris -background vocals,
Jim Keltner - drums,Ladysmith Black Mambozo - background vocals,Charles Neblett - background vocals,


The Freedom Singers

 The Washington Post's Bill Friskics-Warren shared a similar sentiment in his review, writing "Staples reinvests… with the moral authority to speak to social and economic injustices that persist today" and "rarely have 'remakes' sounded so tonic or inspired". The album received an A rating from the Boston Herald, which wrote "In the course of celebrating a landmark, Staples and Cooder make one of their own". We'll Never Turn Back also received perfect ratings from The Independent and NOW magazine.[6][16] LA Weekly's Ernest Hardy gave it a rave review and lauded the album's sound, writing "Powerfully raw, suggestive blues is the foundation of the CD, but that root allows the collaborators to sprawl through other genres, reminding you of the connections between them all — blues and gospel, spirituals and jazz".




The Washington Post's Bill Friskics-Warren shared a similar sentiment in his review, writing "Staples reinvests… with the moral authority to speak to social and economic injustices that persist today" and "rarely have 'remakes' sounded so tonic or inspired". The album received an A rating from the Boston Herald, which wrote "In the course of celebrating a landmark, Staples and Cooder make one of their own". We'll Never Turn Back also received perfect ratings from The Independent and NOW magazine.[6][16] LA Weekly's Ernest Hardy gave it a rave review and lauded the album's sound, writing "Powerfully raw, suggestive blues is the foundation of the CD, but that root allows the collaborators to sprawl through other genres, reminding you of the connections between them all — blues and gospel, spirituals and jazz".


We'll Never Turn Back was named one of the best albums of 2007 by several music writers and publications, including PopMatters (number 11) and The Austin Chronicle (number five). The album was ranked number 48 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007. Los Angeles Times columnist Todd Martens named We'll Never Turn Back the second best album of the year,[and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune ranked it number one on his list of the best albums of 2007.


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donderdag 26 maart 2020

Sam Bush Band (feat.Susan Tedeschi,Derek Trucks,Bela Fleck ,e.o)

This video features The Sam Bush Band with Special Guests Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks performing Bell Bottom Blues by Derek and the Dominos, Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones (5:23) and Up on Cripple Creek by The Band (12:15) on the Doc and Merle Watson Stage at MerleFest 25.

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Thanks Markusss427!!
Incredible musical treat to see Sam, Susan and Derek performing together. It gets even more special when John Cowan and Bela Fleck join in for a tribute to Levon Helm doing The Band's - Up on Cripple Creek. Enjoy! The Sam Bush Band is: Sam Bush - Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar Stephen Mougin - Guitar Todd Parks - Bass Scott Vestal - Banjo Chris Brown - Drums

woensdag 25 maart 2020

C.S.N.&Y. - What Are Their Names (CA October 26, 2013)


Bridge School Benefit: Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA October 26, 2013


From the first soloabbum of David Crosby ""If I Could Only Remember My Name"

 Crosby explained to Mojo magazine January 2008 that this song about an invisible, ruling elite is still just as relevant today: "I think that particular tune has lasted well because it's still true. We don't know who the people are who are running the planet. There is still a feeling they are in charge and we are not and we don't know who they are. We don't know where they go to school or if they even care about, say, seagulls, or if they ever liked a puppy or if they hate humans. We don't know anything about them."

 I wonder who they are
The men who really run this land
And I wonder why they run it
With such a thoughtless hand.
Tell me what are their names,
And on what street do they live?
I'd like to ride right over
This afternoon and give
Them a piece of my mind
About peace for mankind
Peace is not
An awful lot
To ask.


  Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Michael Shreve the drummer for Santana and Neil Young all have co-writing credits on this track. Many of the leading lights of San Francisco's music scene were used by Crosby on the album. In the same interview he explained how this came about: "They were my friends. That was who I was close with, I think a lot of it had to do with Jerry (Garcia). He was there almost every night, as was Graham Nash. And the 2 of them really cared about this record."

maandag 23 maart 2020

Eric Clapton with The Allman Brothers Band - "Why Has Love Got Be So Bad""


Het nummer komt van van het enigste studioalbum van Derek & The Domino,s , Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.





 Derek and the Dominos werd in 1970 opgericht door  Eric Clapton met keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle en drummer Jim Gordon,  Ook Duane Allman deed mee op dit album maar was geen vast lid van de band.