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vrijdag 1 maart 2019

Colosseum - Los Angeles (live)

In contrast to other albums by Colosseum, The Grass Is Greener was released only in the United States and Canada, on the Dunhill label, distributed by ABC. It was conceived as a North American alternative to November 1969's Valentyne Suite, complete with a muted, blue-green variation of the aforementioned album's cover. It features four tracks recorded with then-new guitarist/vocalist Dave "Clem" Clempson in the winter of 1969 ("Jumping Off The Sun," "Lost Angeles," "Rope Ladder To The Moon," "Bolero"); three tracks from the 1969 Vertigo LP Valentyne Suite but with vocal and guitar parts provided by Clempson ("Butty's Blues," "The Machine Demands A Sacrifice," "The Grass Is Greener") instead of James Litherland; and one track, "Elegy," that appears to be the same as the original from Valentyne Suite, including Litherland's vocal. The record was remastered and released as a bonus disc in Sanctuary Records' 2003 deluxe CD edition of Valentyne Suite.

                  Los Angeles - bonustrack
John Hiseman - drums,Dick Hestall-Smith - soprano/tenor,woodwind.Dave"Clem"Clemson - guitar.
Tony Reeves - bass.Dave Greenslade - organ/piano/tuner percussion.

Muddy Waters live at the Ash Grove (July 29 -1971)

The Ash Grove was a folk music club located at 8162 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, founded in 1958 by Ed Pearl and named after the Welsh folk song, "The Ash Grove."
In its short fifteen years, the Ash Grove forever altered the music scene in Los Angeles and helped many artists find a West Coast audience. Bob Dylan recalled that, "I'd seen posters of folk shows at the Ash Grove and used to dream about playing there...."[citation needed]
The club was a locus of interaction between older folk and blues legends, such as Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Earl Hooker and Muddy Waters, and young artists that produced the 'Sixties music revolution. Among those Pearl brought to the Ash Grove were Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, June Carter, Johnny Cash, Jose Feliciano, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Johnny Otis, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian and Sylvia, Kathy and Carol, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, New Lost City Ramblers, The Weavers, The Greenbriar Boys, Lightnin' Hopkins, Luke "Long Gone" Miles, Barbara Dane, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Rising Sons, Mance Lipscomb, Guy and Candie Carawan, John Jacob Niles, Bukka White, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Shines, John Fahey, Willie Dixon, Lonnie Mack and Kris Kristofferson.(Wikipedia)
This is the evening with  the Muddy Waters Bluesband!

                                          Hoochie Coochie Man
 "Hoochie Coochie Man" (originally titled "I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man") is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954. The song references hoodoo folk magic elements and makes novel use of a stop-time musical arrangement. It became one of Waters' most popular and identifiable songs and helped secure Dixon's role as Chess Records' chief songwriter.

                                         Blow Wind Blow.- Album Fathers and Sons (1969)
Fathers and Sons is the seventh studio album by American blues musician Muddy Waters, originally released as a double LP by Chess Records in August 1969.
The album features both studio and live recordings recorded in April 1969 with an all-star band including Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. & the M.G.'s and Sam Lay in Chicago, Illinois.
The album was Muddy's biggest mainstream success, reaching #70 on the Billboard 200, which was his only appearance in the top half of the chart. Muddy would not make another appearance on the 200 until Hard Again in 1977.

                               Strange Woman - Album Muddy Waters Live (at Mr Kelly)

                                            Walking Thru The Park

Waters wrote this song, and although the melody is pleasant and even humorous, the story behind the lyrics tell of a man who's staying at the park to be away from his abusive wife. Hence the line, "Don't you bother my baby - No tellin' what she'll do - The girl she may cut you - She may shoot you too." (thanks, Landon - Winchester, OH)
 Waters recorded this song with fellow Blues legend Howlin' Wolf for the 1983 album Muddy & The Wolf.

                                          Honey Bee
Muddy Waters was born in rural Mississippi, and learned his blues at the feet of Son House and Robert Johnson.
By the 1940’s he took that delta blues to Chicago and led the gradual transition to electrified urban blues. He then recorded “Honey Bee” in 1951 with just bass and guitar accompaniment. The sound was closer to the delta, but you can hear the beginnings of the more aggressive modern sound starting to happen.

 The Muddy Waters Bluesband: Paul Oscher - Harmonica,Pee Wee Madison - guitar.Willy"Big Eye" Smith - drums.Sammy Lawnhorn - guitar,Pinetop Perkins - piano

                                          Muddy & Band Backstage

dinsdag 26 februari 2019

The Electric Flag - Wine/Over Lovin You

                                                             Live at Monterey 1967

                                                                 The Electric Flag:

 Mike Bloomfield -lead guitars, vocals ,Barry Goldberg- keyboards ,Harvey Brooks,Stenzie Hunter-saxophone,Buddy Miles- drums, vocals Nick Gravenites - rhythm guitars, vocals,Peter Strazza — saxophone,Marcus Doubleday — trumpet,MichaelFontana -keyboards.

    Cherry Wine

 The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks. Bloomfield formed the Electric Flag in 1967, following his stint with the Butterfield Blues Band. The band reached its peak with the 1968 release, A Long Time Comin', a fusion of rock, jazz, and R&B styles that charted well in the Billboard Pop Albums chart.(Wikipedia)

Over Lovin You

 "Mike Bloomfield, The Electric Flag, Monterey Pop 1967. When the Electric Flag began playing, the audience went wild. It was the Electric Flag’s first performance as a group, and the big band sound was brilliant against Mike’s Blues guitar. They were a sensation at Monterey Pop." -- Elaine Mayes

 It’s also worth noting that this was one of earliest performances of Bloomfield with his Sunburst 1959 Gibson Les Paul, which he had acquired only a few moths earlier, in the spring of 1967.