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donderdag 18 juli 2019

Devadip Orchestra -Onessis (Parijs 5 dec.1979)

In 1978 toerde Santana door Europe met een zeer  speciale support act: The Devadip Ochestra.
Devadip is de religieuze naam van Carlos Santana die hij kreeg van  Sri Chinmoy in 1972.
The Orchestra speelde matriaal van het album  Oneness (1979) en van het fusion  The Swing of delight uit 1980.Dit is volgens mij het enige beeld matriaal van de band, de opname is van een  optreden in Parijs.Het beeld is matig ,het geluid acceptabel.
Onessis is de titeltrack van het gelijknamige album,ik vind het erg mooi.
The Devadip Orchestra deed 35 opening sets, alleen in Europe in het najaar van1978!

De Band:

Devadip (Carlos Santana) - Gitaar
Graham Lear- Drums
David Margen- Bass
Chris Rhyne- Keyboards
Premik Russell Tubbs- Flute

woensdag 17 juli 2019

Steely Dan - Bodhisattva- ( live ,San Diego March 23, 1974)

 Donald Fagen said this song was "sort of a parody on the way Western people look at Eastern religion - sort of oversimplify it. We thought it was rather amusing - most people didn't get it."


                Denny Dias , Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jim Hodder

In typically cryptic fashion, the Countdown To Ecstasy liner notes for the 1998 reissue said this of the song: "Dias the Bebopper meets Baxter the skunk beneath the Bo Tree in this altered blues."

"Dias" is Denny Dias, who played the first guitar solo on the track; "Baxter the skunk" is Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, who played the second solo.

dinsdag 16 juli 2019

Van Morrison -Mac's Kings Hotel (Newport 06-10-1993)

A very special evening at the Mac,s King Hotel in Newport and lot of fun with Van The Man!

Thats Where it,s at  (thanks Woolhall archives!)

 A brief sample of the legendary, and infamous performance at this now defunct venue,maybe later I will publish the one and only track that hit all the headlines...exciting...

A Town Called Paradise  ( thanksWoolhall archives!)

The band:
Haji Ahkba -flugelhorn/trompet.Ronnie Johnson-guitar.Nicki Scott-bass.Teena Lyle-vibes.
John Savanah - keyboards.Geoff Dunn-drums.Kate st.John -tenorsax.Brian Kennedy-vocals.
                                                         thanks Vanomatic

 A 200-year-old hotel in the centre of Newport has closed blaming a "severe" downturn in trade.
The Kings Hotel ceased trading on Tuesday with the loss of 20 permanent jobs.
General manager Maria Thomas said a handful of staff remained and were trying to rearrange wedding bookings.
The hotel had also been a popular music venue and hosted concerts by the singer Van Morrison in its ballroom in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


maandag 15 juli 2019

Gene Clark & Carla Olson

    Gene Clark and Carla Olson

 Toch wel een bijzondere combinatie ,die tussen Gene Clark en Carla Olson. Gene is natuurlijk bekend als een van de oprichters van The Byrds ,Carla was leider van de The Textones ,een rockband uit Los Angeles.

    Gypsy Rider

   De samenwerking leverde het album "So Rebellious A Lover" op met het bovenstaande "Gypsy    Rider" als een van de hoogtepunten.Het duo bleef regelmatig optreden maar een tweede album is er niet meer van gekomen,Gene Clark overleed op 24 mei 1991.Wel kwam er postuum nog een live album uit "Silhouetted In Light"

    Almost Saturday Night

Carla Olson over Gene Clark "
“He was a superb guitarist and could hold his own with the likes of Bob Dylan, Donovan, and Joan Baez. I loved the way he played the rhythm parts and the bass lines at the same time, which came from playing solo for many years. He was also an excellent harmonica player and used his beautiful whistle as an instrument as well.” (No Depression)

Gene Clark, geboren als Harold Eugene Clark (Tipton (Missouri), 17 november 1944 - Sherman Oaks (Californië), 24 mei 1991)

more Gene Clark 
The Byrds live!!

Gene Clark & Roger McGuin - Train Leave Here This Morning 

Gene Clark -live at Doc Severinson,s Music Show

Gene Clark -live at the Ritz