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donderdag 2 juli 2020

Eric Burdon & The New Animals(1966-1969)


The Animals, one of the most successful R&B-based groups of the British Invasion, broke up in 1966. It was then that singer Eric Burdon released a single as a solo artist - "Help Me Girl" got to #14 in the UK and #29 in the US. He then moved to America, accompanied by Animals drummer Barry Jenkins, and recorded an album which ended up being released as Eric Burdon & The Animals, accompanied by Jenkins and a number of session musicians. It saw him move away from the gritty R&B that The Animals had been known for, and into more of a general pop sound. It was notable for featuring three songs by Randy Newman, who had yet to record his own debut album - "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today" and "Wait Till Next Year". The former in particular would later become very well known after Three Dog Night had a #1 hit with it in 1970.
                                                             ERIC IS HERE
                                           Help Me ,Girl(album Eric is Here)

Despite being billed as Eric Burdon & The Animals, Eric Is Here was in reality a solo album. It was actually only released in the US, and was barely noticed. However shortly afterwards Burdon and Jenkins put together a new band to carry on The Animals' name, though their music was to take a radical change towards psychedelia as they emersed themselves in the American counter-culture

 After the US-only Eric Is Here, which was essentially a Burdon solo album, they set about forming a new group to carry on The Animals name. They were joined by Vic Briggs (guitar/keyboards), John Weider (guitar/violin) and Danny McCulloch (bass), and became known as Eric Burdon & The Animals (sometimes referred to as The New Animals). Settling in California during the Summer Of Love, and no doubt fuelled by his first LSD experience, Burdon led this group into strange new psychedelic territories that had little at all in common with the R&B styled sound of the original British group.
                                          Good Times (album Wind of Change)
 Eric Burdon - vocals ,Vic Briggs - guitar ,piano,John Weider - guitar,violin. Danny McCulloch - bass,Barry Jenkins - drums.


Their first release was the single "When I Was Young", which did well in the US and made it to #15. The band then got the chance to play at the Monterey Pop Festival. Their first album together came out later that year. Winds Of Change was definitely a very strange record, the sort of thing that would (and did) divide fans of the original group. With unusually sparse instrumental arrangements, atmospheric sound effects and just as much spoken word as singing, it was a clear statement of Burdon's new direction and dedication to the hippie counter-culture.


Among all the 'experimental' numbers were a few more conventional songs, including a great cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black". Two surprisingly gentle songs were released as singles - "Good Times" got to #20 back in the UK, and "San Franciscan Nights" made it to #7, also reaching #9 in the US (actually the highest charting single for The Animals in the US since "House Of The Rising Sun" back in 1964).

Eric Burdon & The Animals had played at the Monterey Pop Festival back in the summer of 1967, and this became the subject of their next single after their pschedelic debut Winds Of Change. Compared to the strange experimental psychedelia of that album, "Monterey" was very much a rock song, a catchy number which recounted the band's experience at the festival, complete with driving beat and sitar. The lyrics referenced many of the other acts in typical Eric Burdon style - "The Byrds and the Airplane did fly / Ravi Shankar's music made me cry". It got to #15 in the US (its release in the the UK was delayed almost a year, and then it did not chart).

                                                     THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
                                           Closer To the Truth (album The Twain Shall Meet)
 Eric Burdon - vocals ,Vic Briggs - guitar ,piano,John Weider - guitar,violin. Danny McCulloch - bass,Barry Jenkins - drums.

Their next album came out in 1968. The Twain Shall Meet was a much more focused album than Winds Of Change, and saw the band developing into a seriously good psychedelic rock group, with an ambitious blend of mood pieces and rockers. It featured another hit single - the anti-war anthem "Sky Pilot" got to #14.

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 The New Animals were expand to a six-piece with the arrival of keyboard player Zoot Money (previously of Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, and Dantalian's Chariot) in time for the their third album, where he was credited as George Bruno. Not much time had passed since their last album, but things changed quite dramatically with Every One Of Us, though it could be argued that not many people noticed. Eric Burdon seemingly abandoned 1967-style hippy psychedelia almost as quickly as he had wholeheartedly adopted it, instead aligning himself with the poor and the down-trodden for a semi-concept album. It turned out to be a somewhat melancholy, moody collection of songs, with jazzy and folky arrangements in place of tripped-out acid rock (though there was one heavy rocker included). Though as always with Burdon's late 60s work, there had to be something strange to throw things off, and here it was the inclusion of two lengthy dialogue recordings, as if he had run amok with a dictaphone and been allowed to include his results on the album due to the lack of new material. It sabotages an otherwise potentially perfect album, and one that would have been seen as a much more serious affair than its two predecessors - the songs the dialogues are attached to are perhaps the best on the album

.                                                         EVERY ONE OF US
                                           White Houses (album Every One Of Us)

 Eric Burdon - vocals ,Vic Briggs - guitar ,piano,John Weider - guitar,violin. Danny McCulloch - bass,Barry Jenkins - drums.Zoot Moony - hammond organ,piano,vocals

Elsewhere there was a bluesy rendition of the folk song "St James Infirmary", and the single "White Houses" which got to a modest #67 in the US. The album itself barely charted, and wasn't actually released in the UK, so remains one of their least known. As an album it is obviously flawed, but there are some moments of really brilliant music to be found within.

Everyday i have the Blues (Berlin 1968)

Following the arrival of keyboard player Zoot Money, bassist Danny McCulloch left The Animals. Guitarist Vic Briggs was also replaced by Andy Summers, who had been with Money in British psychedelic group Dantalian's Chariot. This new lineup (Eric Burdon, Money, Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins) thus had no bassist - Money handled it in the studio, and on stage it was passed around between guitarists Summers and Weider.

They released a new album in 1968, the group's third from that year. Love Is was a double album, and consisted almost entirely of covers. Songs in a variety of styles were given big, ambitious re-inventions, several nearing ten minutes in length - Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High", Sly & The Family Stone's "I'm An Animal", Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire", Traffic's "Coloured Rain", The Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and Albert King's "As The Years Go Passing By". There was also an excellent original song from Burdon, and a twenty-minute medley of two Dantalian's Chariot numbers written by Summers and Money. The album's sound was big and powerful, and the result was surely the masterpiece of the latter-day Animals. It even generated one final minor hit, as "Ring Of Fire" got to #35 in the UK.

                                                                      LOVE IS
                                          Colored Rain (album Love Is)great guitar solo Andy Summers.

However it proved to be the end of the road for the band, as they broke up shortly afterwards. Eric Burdon went on to join forces with Californian funk band War, and John Weider joined progressive rock group Family (replacing Ric Grech). Zoot Money continued to work in both music and film, and Andy Summers of course went on to fame as guitarist for The Police.

 The story of Eric Burdon I found on the blog below, along with more beautiful music.I am very happy with it, Thanks Arthur

More Eric Burdon on my blog...
The Animals

Eric Burdon & War(Germany)

Eric Burdon - One more coffee for the road.

Eric Burdon & War (Denmark)

maandag 29 juni 2020

C.S.N.&Y. - Don,t Be Denied

                                            Wembley Stadium - Saturday Sept,14th 1974
                        Don,t be Denied (Neil Young) album Times Fade Away

Neil Young-vocals/guitar.David Crosby-vocals/guitar.Stephen Stills-vocals/guitar.Graham Nash- vocals
                    Joe Lala -percussion.Russ Kunkel-drums.Joni Michel- vocals.

donderdag 25 juni 2020

Beth Hart - Skin

          Beth Hart Bluesapalooza Main Stage Sam’s Wood Site Mammoth Lakes, California
                                                          August 5, 2016

 Beth Hart - Skin (abum Screamin' for My Supper)

Screamin' for My Supper is the second studio album by American singer/songwriter Beth Hart. It was released on August 3, 1999 by Atlantic Records.

dinsdag 23 juni 2020

Bob Dylan - "Key West (Philosopher Pirate)"

"Key West (Philosopher Pirate)" - Track 9 of Bob Dylan's new album 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'

maandag 22 juni 2020

Jackson Browne, feat.David Lindley on violin- “Before The Deluge”.

         “Before The Deluge” track from Late for the Sky , the third studio album by American singer–songwriter Jackson Browne, released by Asylum Records on September 13, 1974. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975. It peaked at number 14 on Billboard's Pop Albums char

    “Before The Deluge”.

 Some of them were dreamers
And some of them were fools
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
With the energy of the innocent
They were gathering the tools
They would need to make their journey back to nature
While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each other's hearts for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge

Some of them knew pleasure
And some of them knew pain
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth
They went flying around in the rain
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered
And in the end they traded their tired wings
For the resignation that living brings
And exchanged love's bright and fragile glow
For the glitter and the rouge
And in a moment they were swept before the deluge

Let the music keep our spirits high
Let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal its secrets by and by, by and by
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

Some of them were angry
At the way the earth was abused
By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power
And they struggled to protect her from them
Only to be confused
By the magnitude of her fury in the final hour
And when the sand was gone and the time arrived
In the naked dawn only a few survived
And in attempts to understand a thing so simple and so huge
Believed that they were meant to live after the deluge

Let the music keep our spirits high
Let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by, by and by
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

zondag 21 juni 2020

The Beach Boys Live At Knebworth (1980)

Mooi line-up op de 1980 editie van het Knebworth festival met o.a Lindisfarme,Elkie Brooks,The Blues Band,Mike Oldfield,Santana en een heel bijzonder optreden van The Beach Boys.Het zou het laatste optreden worden van de strandjongens in originele bezetting Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Carl Wilsom, Dennis Wilson, Alan Jardine en Bruce Johnston .Zeker met in gedachten dat enkele jaren later(1983) Dennis Wilson,en in (1998) Carl Wilson zouden overlijden. Darlin "Darlin'" geschreven door Brian Wilson en Mike Love Het komt van het album Wild Honey(1967) Het zou een prachtig optreden worden .De band was in topvorm ,de stemmen klonken prima. . "God Only Knows" van het album Pet Sounds In 1966 noemde Paul McCartney God Only Knows de mooiste song ooit geschreven,en het album Pet Sounds zijn inspiratie voor het maken van Sgt.Pepper Heroes and Villians van het album Smiley Smile.Geschreven door Brian Wilson met een tekst van Van Dyke Parks Surfer Girl komt van de tweede gelijknamige Beach Boys LP uit 1963 Dat het niet altijd koek en ei was tussen de boys was bekend.Carl was eigenelijk de meest stabiele van de broertjes Wilson.Hij had er dan ook veel problemen mee dat er te weinig gerepeteerd werd.Ook de wrijvingen tussen Mike Love en Dennis Wilson zijn legendarisch.Dennis had de neiging de draak te steken met Mike,s wat theatrale gedrag tijdens de optredens maar hier lijken ze toch wat toenadering tot elkaar te zoeken Help Me Rohnda Help Me, Rhonda" is geschreven door Brian Wilson en Mike Love . Het is de eerste beach Boys song met Al Jardine .Het komt van het album Today! Waren de Beach Boys in 1980 misschien over hun hoogtepunt heen,het mooie van dit concert was toch dat Dennis Wilson samen met grote broer Brian weer van de partij was.Zijn leven zou daarna in een neerwaartse spiraal raken(drugs,alcohol) optreden,terwijl Brian weer aan het terugkomen was uit een zware depressie. De DVD van dit album is dan ook zeer aanbevolen The Beach Boys - Good Timin' (Live at Knebworth, England 1980) Brian Wilson (Hawthorne (Californië), 20 juni 1942) Carl Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) Dennis Wilson Dennis (Inglewood (Californië), 4 december 1944 - Marina del Rey, 28 december 1983) Michael Edward "Mike" Love (born March 15, 1941) http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif Alan Charles "Al" Jardine ( September 3, 1942)http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin on June 27, 1942) The Beach Boys - The Lost Show (1964) http://arthurfromholland.blogspot.com/2009/01/beach-boys-lost-show-1964.html The Beach Boys Website http://www.beachboys.com/

woensdag 17 juni 2020

Neil Young - Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam - December 9-10, 1989

               Interview and live footage as taken from three different Dutch VPRO TV broadcasts

   Interview by Bram van Splunteren @ the Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam, December 9, 1989

"Heart Of Gold" live @ the Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam, December 10, 1989 (w/ Ben Keith)
Interview by Bram van Splunteren @ the Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam, December 9,

               "Ohio" live @ the Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam, December 10, 1989
                  VPRO TV "Concert of the year 1990" (December 1989-December 1990)

"Rockin' In The Free World" (2) live @ the Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam, December 10, 1989

maandag 15 juni 2020

Van Morrison at the Fillmore East - 23 Sept 1970

The Fillmore East was het rockpodium van rockpromotor Bill Graham op Second Avenue,nabij East Village,Manhattan New York City.Het was geopend 1968 tot 1971.Alle grote acts uit de rockmuziek hebben er opgetreden. In San Francisco was Graham,s andere grote rockzaal the Fillmore West ,dit was Bills thuisbasis .
47 jaar geleden ,op 23 September 1970 stond Van Morrison en zijn band op het podium van de Fillmore East

This Dream Of You van het Album Moondance ,een wel heel korte versie.

1970 was een zeer productief jaar voor Van Morrison.In Januari kwam het album "Moondance uit en aan het eind van hetzelfde jaar" His Band and The Street Choir".Twee schitterende albums .

Cypres Avenue van het album Astral Weeks

Van Morrison over "Cyprus Avenue" A street in Belfast , a place where there's a lot of wealth. It wasn't far from where I was brought up and it was a very different scene. To me it was a very mystical place. It was a whole avenue lined with trees and I found it a place where I could think

Van Morrison's band in 1970 (from left to right): Alan Hand-Keyboards,John Platania-Gitaar, Keith Johnson-Trompet, Dahaud Shaar-Drums,Van Morrrison , John Klingberg- Bass,Jack Schroer - Sax

More Van Morrison!

zaterdag 13 juni 2020

Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, Ry Cooder- The Healer/All your Love

Carlos Santana, Steve Miller en Ry Cooder live at the Shoreline Amphitheater, in Mountain View, California.(10 Oktober 1992)

      The Healer  - Hooker, Roy Rogers, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson

  All Your Love

Geschreven door Willie Dixon en Otis Rush
De meest bekende versie is die van John Mayall & The Bluebreakers met Eric Clapton.

The Band:

Carlos Santana
Walfredo de los Reyes
Myron Dove
Raul Rekow
Karl Perazzo
Alex Ligertwood
Chester "CT" Thompson
Ry Cooder
Steve Miller

vrijdag 12 juni 2020

Rory Gallagher - Acoustic , FR3-TV Lambersart studio, Lille, France (1975-07-25)

      Blues-rock musician and singer Rory Gallagher featured on this episode of ‘Me and My Music’.  The series featured singers and songwriters of the seventies, talking about the music business and performing some of their songs.

 "This evening it’s acoustic music, nice for a change for me, because normally it’s three-quarters electric music on the show." Rory.

                            "Out on the Western Plain" (Lead Belly) - album Againt The Grain

 Against the Grain is the seventh album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1975. It was his first album with his new record company Chrysalis. The album is mostly new songs written by Gallagher as well as some classic blues and R&B numbers.

      "Too Much Alcohol" (JB Hutto) abum Irish Tour "74"

 Irish Tour '74 is the sixth album by Rory Gallagher, compiled from live recordings made at concerts on an Irish Tour in January 1974 at Belfast Ulster Hall, Dublin Carlton Cinema and Cork City Hall. "Back on My Stompin' Ground (After Hours)" was taken from a jam session during the tour on the Lane Mobile Unit. Irish Tour '74 has sold in excess of two million copies worldwide. An article in a Belfast daily newspaper stated: "Rory Gallagher never forgot Northern Ireland, he returned throughout the '70s when few other artists of his calibre dared come near the place.

     "Banker,s Blues" (Big Bill Broonzy) album Bleu Print

 Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher, released as a vinyl record in 1973. With his first band Taste and with his solo band up to this point Gallagher was one of the first guitarists to lead a power trio lineup. With Blueprint Gallagher included a keyboardist for the first time.

                                         Secret Agent ,album Calling Card

 Calling Card is the eighth album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. A 1976 release, it was his second of four albums released on Chrysalis Records in the 1970s. Deep Purple/Rainbow bass guitarist Roger Glover co-produced with Gallagher: it was the first time that Gallagher worked with a "name" producer and the only successful such collaboration.[1] It was also the last album Gallagher would do with Rod de'Ath (drums) and Lou Martin (keyboards). After Calling Card, Gallagher retained only his long-time bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy and hired Ted McKenna on drums. This revised power trio was Gallagher's line up for the next five years when Brendan O'Neil took the sticks.

                                          Going To My Home Town

Although at this stage Gallagher was spending most of his time performing in the United States, he came to the RTÉ studios to record this acoustic set. He had just released his ‘Calling Card’ album a couple of months beforehand and indeed the quieter, more reflective side of Gallagher’s playing is evident in this programme.
Me And My Music: Rory Gallagher was broadcast on 22 February 1977.  The producer was Ian McGarry.

                   William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) R.I.P.


More Rory.....

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Taste Isle Of white

Houston Texas

 I Could've Had Religion

 All Around Man