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vrijdag 2 september 2016

Lester Butler with The Red Devils & 13 (Repost)

Lester Butler (12 november 195910 mei 1998) was een invloedrijk Amerikaanse bluesartiest. In een zeer korte tijd heeft hij veel invloed gehad op de blues. Bekend is hij als zanger en mondharmonicaspeler van de the Red Devils. Hij speelde o.a. samen met R.L. Burnside en Mick Jagger. Veel officiële albums van hem zijn er niet uitgebracht. Wel is er een aantal live-concerten vastgelegd op bootleg cd's. Deze zijn zeer gewild onder fans



2 meter sessies

Harmonica speler en zanger Lester Butler zong de blues en speelde op een prachtige manier de harmonica. In de vroege jaren 90's was hij de leider van de The Red Devils, een blues band die veel optrad in de L.A. club scene. Het door Rick Rubin geproduceerde live album "King King" bracht hun nationale en internationale bekendheid met als gevolg lange toernees met gastoptredens van Mick Jagger, Bruce Willis, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Wolf en ZZ Top gitarist Billy Gibbons.





Ze speeden samen met The Allman Brothers en Los Lobos in zalen als the House of Blues in Hollywood, Killian's in Torrance, The Blue Cafe in Long Beach en op de grote festivals over de hele wereld.
Mick Jagger nam de band mee de studio in voor de opnames van zijn soloalbum Wandering Spirit,maar de opgenomen tracks werden niet gebruikt



Live op Pink Pop

Alex Schultz, van Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers vormde samen met Butler de groep 13.
De band stond op het punt om door te breken toen Lester onverwacht overleed op 38 jarige leeftijd


Park City Utah


Lester Butler & Alex Schultz Black hearted Woman


Lester Butler & Alex Schultz




He Said "It's a hard life playing music for a living, but on the other hand, I'd rather be happy poor and playing music for the rest of my life" and credits "the healing force of the blues."

R.I.P. Lester Butler, May 10th 1998




Lester Buster/Red Devils Website
http://nofightin.com/

Red Devils Bootlegs
http://hearrockcity.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Red%20Devils

donderdag 1 september 2016

Bruce Cockburn - If I Had A Rocket Launcher

Bruce Douglas Cockburn is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, environmental issues, politics, and spirituality.

                "If I Had a Rocket Launcher"  Bruce Cockburn, ( album Stealing Fire.)

The song was inspired by Cockburn's visit, sponsored by Oxfam, to Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico following the counterinsurgency campaign of dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.[1] Although Cockburn had occasionally touched on political themes in his earlier songs, "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" was his first explicitly political song to be released as a single, and earned him a new reputation as an outspoken musical activist.
In the song, Cockburn despairs of waiting for a political solution to the crisis, and expresses the desire to take matters into his own hands. Each verse ends with a line stating what Cockburn would do if he had a rocket launcher: in the first verse, I'd make somebody pay. In the second, I would retaliate. In the third, I would not hesitate.
The fourth and final verse ends with the song's most famous and controversial lyric: If I had a rocket launcher, some son-of-a-bitch would die.

 Here comes the helicopter, second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered only God can say, hey
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation, or some less humane fate
Cry for Guatemala, with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice, at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would di
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maandag 29 augustus 2016

Van Morrison - Too Late (album Keep Me Singing)

                                           Label: Caroline
                                           Release date: 30 September 2016
Tracklist: Let It Rhyme - Everytime I See A River - Keep Me Singing - Out In The Cold Again - Memory Lane - The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword - Holy Guardian Angel - Share Your Love With Me - In Tuberon - Look Beyond The Hill - Going Down To Bangor - Too Late - Caledonia Swing
“Let It Rhyme”
“Every Time I See a River”
“Keep Me Singing”
“Out in the Cold Again”
“Memory Lane”
“The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword”
“Holy Guardian Angel”
“Share Your Love With Me”
“In Tiburon”
“Look Beyond the Hill”
“Going Down to Bangor”
“Too Late”
“Caledonia Swing”

Read More: Van Morrison Announces New Album, 'Keep Me Singing' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-morrison-keep-me-singing/?trackback=tsmclip
“Let It Rhyme”
“Every Time I See a River”
“Keep Me Singing”
“Out in the Cold Again”
“Memory Lane”
“The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword”
“Holy Guardian Angel”
“Share Your Love With Me”
“In Tiburon”
“Look Beyond the Hill”
“Going Down to Bangor”
“Too Late”
“Caledonia Swing”

Read More: Van Morrison Announces New Album, 'Keep Me Singing' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-morrison-keep-me-singing/?trackback=tsmclip
“Let It Rhyme”
“Every Time I See a River”
“Keep Me Singing”
“Out in the Cold Again”
“Memory Lane”
“The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword”
“Holy Guardian Angel”
“Share Your Love With Me”
“In Tiburon”
“Look Beyond the Hill”
“Going Down to Bangor”
“Too Late”
“Caledonia Swing”

Read More: Van Morrison Announces New Album, 'Keep Me Singing' | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-morrison-keep-me-singing/?trackback=tsmclip

                                          The album’s lead single, ‘Too Late’,

                                foto: Lawrence Watson








zondag 28 augustus 2016

Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind (Swing Wespelaar 20 Aug.2016)

                                foto Arthur
    Tweede keer in 3 maanden dat ik een concert van Jason en zijn band mocht bijwonen.
Weer een geweldig optreden,Jason Ricci,vol overgave en natuurlijk weer begeleid door zijn uitstekende  band The Bad Kind .Een van de hoogtepunten van dit mooie festival                                       

Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind - live at Swing... door  morrisanddylan

The Bad Kind are :  John Lise en Sammy Hotchkiss op gitaar  . Andy Kurz op bass en  Adam Baumol op drums.

                                 foto Arthur