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vrijdag 10 februari 2017

Rory Gallagher - Houston, Texas. May 26, 1985 (Live Accoustic P2) Update

 Rory Gallagher - Houston, Texas. May 26, 1985

Rory Gallagher - Houston, Texas... door  morrisanddylan

For a career that was cut short by illness and a premature death, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rory Gallagher sure accomplished a lot in the blues music world. Although Gallagher didn't tour the U.S. nearly enough, spending most of his time in Europe, he was known for his no-holds-barred, marathon live shows at clubs and theaters around the United State

Rory Gallagher - Houston, Texas... door  morrisanddylan

 Interview with rory, one of the nicest and most humble musician in music history.
 He died too early, but his music lives on.

William Rory Gallagher   2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995)] was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal,[3] and brought up in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. He was a talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft. Gallagher's albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide.[4][5] Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, UK at the age of 47.

donderdag 9 februari 2017

Eddie Hinton (15 June 1944 – 28 July 1995)

Eddie Hinton (15 June 1944 – 28 July 1995) was an American songwriter and session musician best known for his work with soul music and R&B singers. He played lead guitar for Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section from 1967 to 1971.
As a session guitarist, Hinton played on hit records recorded by Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, The Dells, Paul Kelly, Johnny Taylor, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, R.B. Greaves, Boz Scaggs, Evie Sands, Looking Glass, Toots Hibbert and Otis Redding.
Hinton was a songwriter in his own right as well. His most well known song is "Breakfast in Bed" which has been recorded many times, most notably by Dusty Springfield and by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde. He also co-wrote "It's All Wrong But It's All Right" sung by Laura Lee.(Wikipedia)

                  Hard Luck Guy
 Hinton was a session guitarist non-pareil. After working with Southern bands like the Spooks and the Five Minutes, he played lead guitar for Muscle Shoals Sound rhythm section from 1967 to 1971. What most people didn't know at the time was that Hinton was also a talented singer, songwriter, arranger and producer in his own right. In the late '60s, Muscle Shoals was something of a hit factory for Atlantic Records recording artists, under the careful, patient tutelage of legendary producer Jerry Wexler. Hinton was just 22 when he was invited to the Shoals area by fellow songwriter and producer Martin Greene. The Hinton/Greene songwriting and producing team produced several country/soul hits, including "Cover Me," and "It's All Wrong But It's Alright" for Percy Sledge.(AllMusic)

                                          Lovin Chain

 Sadly, Hinton's 1978 critically hailed Capricorn Records debut, Very Extremely Dangerous, was released shortly before the Macon, Georgia-based label folded. In 1982, Jimmy Johnson of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section took Hinton into the studio to record a half-dozen songs for a new album, but that project was never released, and the blow to his ego, coupled with a divorce, sent Hinton into a personal tailspin. Changing musical trends brought popular tastes further away from blues and soul for a time in the '80s (until the rise of Stevie Ray Vaughan brought blues back into vogue) and Hinton was living on the streets in Decatur, Alabama when he ran into an old friend, John D. Wyker. Wyker and Hinton were friends in the University of Alabama's drum and bugle corps. Wyker saw to it that Hinton again had housing and a plan to record again. With the help of some friends, Owen Brown and Jeff Simpson, Wyker began recording Hinton at Birdland Recording Studio and the new songs were combined with the tunes recorded by Jimmy Johnson in 1982. The result was Letters from Mississippi, an album that sparked a career renaissance for Hinton.

                                        Cover Me

 It wasn't long before Hinton was in demand across Europe, Alabama, and the rest of the south for his unique, soulful blues vocals and expert guitar technique. Wyker continued to serve as a musical guru for Hinton's career rebirth and brought the singer and guitarist to Rounder Records' Bullseye blues subsidiary. Cry & Moan and Very Blue Highway were the result. Hinton recovered his health and general well-being and moved back home to Birmingham to live with his mother, all the while writing refreshingly good original songs. He made a short tour of Italy before returning to Birdland Studios in early 1995 to record a new album. As he was putting finishing touches on the new batch of songs, he suffered a fatal heart attack. The results, Hard Luck Guy, were released on a revived Capricorn Records in late 1998, and the songs are some of the most soul-stirring, thoughtful, and well-recorded tracks ever put on an album by a white blues artist. Anyone who is a fan of Otis Redding or Al Green will latch onto these songs like a hummingbird to a magnolia blossom. Also worth seeking out are his two releases for Rounder, Cry & Moan, and Very Blue Highway, as well as his European-only release, Letters from Mississippi.


To be sure, Hinton packed a lot of inspiring music into his 51 years by way of all the legendary sessions on which he played lead guitar at Muscle Shoals. His vocals were also singularly unique, firmly planted in the South and drenched with second-nature blues and soul feeling.
Jerry Wexler's liner notes for Hinton's last release, Hard Luck Guy, (the title a nod to his prime influence, Otis Redding,) released on a revived Capricorn Records, are worth the price of the disc in and of themselves. Wexler says of Hinton in the liner notes: "He remains unique, a white boy who truly sang and played in the spirit of the great black soul artists he venerated. With Eddie it wasn't imitation; it was totally created, with a fire and fury that was as real as Otis Redding's and Wilson Pickett's."(AllMusic)

Illustraded Eddie Hinton dicography  (thanks Stephan)


dinsdag 7 februari 2017

Van Morrison & AllStar Band - Devonshire Studio North Hollywood (12 april 1990)

          The AllStar Band with Herbie Hancock - Chick Corea - Freddie Hubbard - Larry Carlton
          Richie Buckley - Georgie Fame -Dave Early - Steve Gregory - Bernie Holland - Nicky Scott.

From  Cable TV's Showtime Coast To Coast; a unique series of in-concert performances, interviews and collaborations hosted by Herbie Hancock.

                                      It,s must be fun,playing with this jazzcats

 "Moondance" all time VM classic , and is the title song on his 1970 album Moondance.

Morrison did not release the song as a single until November 1977, seven and a half years after the album was released. It reached the Billboard Hot 100, charting at #92.It is the most frequently played song by Van Morrison in concert.[

         How Long Must This Been Going On

 "How Long Has This Been Going On?" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin for the musical Funny Face in 1928.

 It is the titletrack from the twenty-fourth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, "with Georgie Fame and Friends", released in December 1995 (see 1995 in music) in the UK. It charted at #1 on Top Jazz Albums.

In the case of tonight's episode, the results include a startlingly unusual, thoroughly jazz-based reading of Morrison's "Moon Dance" as well as a sometimes-rough but always fascinating Morrison interpretation of the standard "How Long Has This Been Going On."
The segment was taped in Los Angeles in April during a quick session that allowed no time for complex planning. "And that's the way I like it," Hancock observed. "That's how you catch the first burst of the real creative juices.(Hancock)


maandag 6 februari 2017

The Blues Giants- de Warande Turnhout (Bel) 4 Febr.2017


Goede berichten gehoord over de optredens van deze gelegenheidsformatie ,dus voldoende redenen om af te reizen nar het Belgiesche Turnhout .
Het bleek de moeite waard te zijn,een zeer strakke ritmesectie,bestaand uit Jimi Both,op drums,Willy J.Cambell op bass.Twee geweldige gitaristen die zichzelf als soloartiest allang bewezen hebben.Mike Zito en Albert Castiglia op gitaar en zang.En ,last but not least ,de geweldige Sugaray Rayford ,zang
Hieronder een paar impressies van het optreden,met een wat matige sound.(cameraatje kon het vrij harde zaalgeluid niet helemaal aan)

The Blues Giants - Same Old Blues... door  morrisanddylan

De zeer beweeglijke en swingende Sugar Ray last bij momenten ook zijn rustmomenten in ,zoals hier bij de Freddy King klassieker "Same Old Blues"

The Blues Giants - Statesboro Blues... door  morrisanddylan

Eerbetoon aan de onlangs overleden drummer van The Allman Brothers Butch Trucks,ook een mooie gelegenheid voor beide gitaristen om hun grote talenten te tonen

The Blues Giants(feat.Sugaray Rayford) De... door  morrisanddylan 

Blikvanger is natuurlijk ,onlangs zijn zijn kolossale gestalte,de zeer beweeglijke Sugaray Rayford.
Tevens eens prima entertainer die regelmatig het publiek uitnodigde voor  zang en dans.
Hij zong als 7 jarige al mee in een kerkkoor,de gospelinvloeden zijn nog goed te horen.
Samengevat ,het was een prachtige avond met rock,blues en soul. Het was de eerste tournee van de band in deze samenstelling,wat mij betreft zeer geslaagd.

     Mike Zito            Sugaray Rayford                      Jimi Both              Willy.J.Cambell     Albert Castiglia


Gary Moore - Midnight Blues (Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011)

                                               Gary Moore & The Midnight BluesBand

 Gary Moore -Guitar/Vocals,Andy Pyle -Bass,Graham Walker - Drums,Don Airey - Keys

 Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011)