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woensdag 5 augustus 2015

Jimi Hendrix - Room Full Of Mirrors (Royal Albert Hall Febr.24th 1969)P1

                Feat, Chris Wood (flute),Dave Mason(guitar)Rocky Dzidzournou(conga,s)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience  during their last UK performance at the Royal Albert Hall (24/02/69). They had also performed a week earlier on the 18th at the same venue but that gig was disappointing according to some. Chas Chandler said that if he had been their manager at that time, he would have sacked the rhythm section on the spot ! Evidently the band got it together for this concert which was one of, if not the best Experience performance. Monterey of course presents the band at their most spectacular and energetic, but here, in their last months, they rose to the occasion with some breathtaking performances.

Jimi Hendrix - Room Full Of Mirrors (Royal Albert Hall Febr.24th 1969) from Aart van Hoften on Vimeo.

 It had been announced to the press before Christmas 1968 that The Experience would be splitting up in 1969, though not on a permanent basis. These concerts were obviously of great importance to the band, seeing as London was where they had begun, so it was decided that the event should be filmed. After the two gigs there, Jimi had mentioned to the press that the recordings would be released at some point in time.


dinsdag 4 augustus 2015

Do You Remember , Joe Cocker - The Letter (1970)

from the album  Mad Dogs & Englishmen  a live album by Joe Cocker, released in 1970.

  According to the liner notes, Cocker needed to put together a band quickly for a U.S. tour that his management had organized. Russell recruited the musicians, many from his prior dealings with Delaney and Bonnie (Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle, Jim Price, Jim Horn, Jim Keltner and Jim Gordon). Chris Stainton was held over from Cocker's Grease Band and Cocker's producer Denny Cordell was part of the backing vocalists

              .The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their singer, Alex Chilton, released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK singles chart. The song was popular during the Vietnam War and was also included in the computer game Battlefield Vietnam. Rolling Stone ranked it #363 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


maandag 3 augustus 2015

Do you Remember ?? Led Zeppelin - Babe I,m Gonna Leave You

            "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is a folk song written by Anne Bredon (then known as Anne Johannsen) in the late 1950s. It was recorded by Joan Baez (credited and becoming widely popular as "traditional") and released on her 1962 album Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1; and by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, who included it on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.(Wikipedia)

The band covered Baez's version; both guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant were fans of Baez. Baez's album had originally indicated no writing credit, and Led Zeppelin credited the song as "Trad. arr. Page". In the 1980s Bredon was made aware of Led Zeppelin's version of the song and since 1990 the Led Zeppelin version has been credited to Anne Bredon/Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: Bredon received a substantial back-payment of royalties. Led Zeppelin's version is in A minor.(Wikipedia)

Joan Baez

zondag 2 augustus 2015

Jan Akkerman - Puccini,s Cafe (randomplay)

Je zet je mediaplayer op randomplay en laat het een willekeurig nummer uit je uitgebreide verzameling afspelen.Uiteraard kom ik dan ook Jan Akkerman tegen....

Puccini,s Cafe ,van het gelijknamige album. Het album kwam uit in 1993 op EMI Records.Was een lange tijd niet verkrijgbaar maar werd in 2002 opnieuw uitgebracht op CD. Met medewerking van Tom Dijkmam - drums&percussion,Manuel Hugas - bass,Willem Swikker - keyboards, en uiteraard Jan op gitaar en synthesizer.

 Een concertjaar  zonder Jan Akkerman is wat mij betreft niet compleet.Mijn eerst concert moet ergens in de jaren "60 geweest zijn in het toenmalige concertgebouw in Vlissingen(het huidige Arsenaal) met The Hunters.De laatste dit jaar in het altijd gezellige Schuttershof in Middelburg.Tussendoor natuurlijk met Focus,Brainbox,vele malen solo,en de laatste tijd met Eric Vloeimans en My Brainbox.Altijd zeer de moeite waard en hoop er nog veel mee te maken.

Jan Akkerman & Eric Vloeimans  Schuttershof Middelburg (2 -2 -2014)