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zaterdag 31 augustus 2019

Happy Birthday Van Morrison !!! (Belfast, 31 augustus 1945)


George Ivan Morrison (Belfast, 31 augustus 1945)


 Wanneer kwam Van in beeld,dat moet in 1964/65 geweest zijn.Alle beatbandjes hadden Gloria op het repetoire staan en allemaal meezingen G-L-O-R-I-A .Het nummer was van Them ,dat aparte bandje met die zanger met die speciale stem ,de mooie eerste LP.Het was de tijd van de Stones en Beatles maar dit was net iets anders.Daarna Astral Weeks ,Van Morrison solo ,dat was even wennen,totaal anders dan de toenmalige popmuziek,maar o zo mooi ,tot op de dag van vandaag toe.Er zouden nog vele mooie albums volgen ,de een nog mooier dan de andere.Ook de ,,mindere ,,bevatten altijd wel een paar pareltjes.En dan zijn concerten,vele bijgewoont ,de mooiste waren in de ,,kleinere,,zalen als De Doelen ,en Vredenburg.De eerste moet in De Doelen geweest zijn ,de laatste in Peer ,afgelopen zomer.Zeker niet zijn beste concert maar ik had het toch niet willen missen.
Natuurlijk is onze vriend niet altijd het vrolijkste jongetje van de klas,is niet altijd even vriendelijk(understatement?)maar dat is absoluut niet van invloed op zijn muziek,en daar gaat het tenslotte om.Dus Van ,nog vele jaren en blijven doen waar je goed in bent, mooie muziek maken!!!! en en je humeur? dat nemen we op de koop toe.



In The Afternoon/Acient Highway/Get On Up

Live at the Mountain Winery Saratoga,California 31-08-2004,
Jawel,op Van,s 59ste verjaardag,Let op Martin Winning(sax)na zijn ruzie met een vlieg zie je zijn voorpret,hij gaat Happy Birthday in zijn solo verwerken,het publiek pikt het op en zingt Van toe,mooi spontaan optreden.

Dutch Van Morrison Weblog (VanFan)
http://www.freewheeler.web-log.nl/

woensdag 28 augustus 2019

The Morris Brothers with Earl & Randy Scruggs

                                  The Morris Brothers were a popular fraternal duo during the late '30s best known for their song "Let Me Be Your Salty Dog," which later became the bluegrass standard "Salty Dog Blues." Zeke and Wiley Morris were born three years apart in Old Fort, NC. Their eldest brother, George, was the first to get into music, working with J.E. Mainer and his brother Wade. Mainer's fiddler, John Love, tried to convince George to join the band, but Love instead ended up with 17-year-old Zeke, who remained with the Mainers for three years and participated in the band's first recording session for Bluebird in 1935.(AllMusic)

                  Old Smokey

 Wade Mainer and Zeke soon left to form their own group, adding fiddler Homer Sherrill. They continued recording for Bluebird and also worked at a Raleigh radio station. After Mainer left, Morris, Sherrill, and the rest of the group stayed together to appear on a Danville station. By 1938, Wiley Morris had joined them, and Wiley, Zeke, and Homer recorded several singles for Bluebird, changing their name to The Morris Brothers a few months later for a nine-song session that included the first version of "Salty Dog Blues." The Brothers continued appearing on local radio stations, occasionally joined by George.(AllMusic)

                                          Conversation

 During their career, The Morris Brothers usually worked as a duo and didn't always have a backing band; sometimes they even led separate groups. The two split up in Knoxville in the early '40s; Wiley joined the Dixie Pardners, while Zeke joined a band at Johnson City radio. The Morris Brothers recorded together for the last time in 1945 for RCA Victor. Among the songs was a new version of their signature tune, plus "Tragic Romance" and "Somebody Loves You Darling."(AllMusic)

                                          Salty Dog

 They went into semi-retirement, eventually moving to Black Mountain, NC, and opening an auto body shop. They did perform infrequently through the '60s and '70s at various festivals and in 1972 recorded an album featuring the fiddle playing of Homer Sherrill.(AllMusic)



                                              Flint Hill Special

They also joined Earl Scruggs and appeared on a PBS-TV special on which they recorded yet another version of "Salty Dog Blues." In 1985, The Morris Brothers appeared at a Charlotte radio old-timers reunion for their final performance. Five years later, Wiley died; Zeke remained at his body shop and expressed no further interest in performing.(AllMusic)




 Story of Zeke and Wiley
 http://www.historysouth.org/morris/





dinsdag 27 augustus 2019

Dave Warmerdam Band - Swing Wespelaar/Culemborg Blues Festival.

                                  Foto,s Leo Gabriels

Door onvoorziene omstandigheden moest ik deze editie van Swing Wespelaar aan me voorbij laten gaan.Gelukkig verschijnen er op de sociale media tegenwoordig voldoende filmpjes en foto,s die me laten zien wat ik allemaal gemist heb.Zo ook deze band waar ik vooraf goede berichten had gehoord.
Een week later zag ik de band op het Culemborg Bluesfestival ,en er was geen woord teveel gezegd.
Ook hier een geweldig optreden,covers met verassende arragementen en prima eigen nummers.Band met toekomst!


Our Fire Still Burns On

De band: Dave Warmerdam-keys/vocals.Janne Timmer-vocals.Sonny Ray-guitar.
Lars Hoogland-bass.Rick van der Voort -drums.


 film bij ariaan68

In Culemborg een prachtige set op een sfeervol en bomvol marktplein.Een mix van jazz .blues en een beetje fusion.Mijn gedachten gingen,mede door de zang en het gitaarwerk ook uit naar een vroege Big Brother & The Holding Compagnie .Ik kijk uit naar het volgende optreden........

                                                       Foto Pemmy Larmené

                                              https://www.grewarmoovetown.nl/daverdamband
                                             


 






Steve Ray Vaughan - Riviera Paradise - Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990)

Today 25 years ago,Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990)past away,Stevie,R.I.P. Veel overleden gitaristen op mijn blogje de laatste tijd.Maar hun prachtige muziek leeft dankzij het internet,DVD,s,CDs gelukkig voor altijd voort .Steve Ray Vaughan is ook zo,n mooi voorbeeld.Dit is een van zijn onvergetelijk mooie instrumentals ,een van mijn favoriete SRV nummers.


Riviera Paradise - Live at Austin City Limits
Steve introduceert het nummer met "For all the hurting people in the world." (ontbreekt op dit filmpje)

Na een lange dag van opnemen voor een van zijn albums vroeg Steve aan de producer om de taperecorder te laten lopen.Alleen in de studio nam hij de track op met zijn Fender Strat.Zijn band Double Trouble vulde later de begeleiding in,inclusief de bijdrage op organ van Reese Wynans.

Written for his girlfriend, Lana

Stevie Ray Vaughan (Dallas (Texas), 3 oktober 1954Chicago (Illinois), 27 augustus 1990)

zondag 25 augustus 2019

Bobby & The Midnites


 Bob Weir - Guitar, Vocals | Dave Garland - Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals | Billy Cobham - Drums, Vocals | Bobby Cochran - Guitar,Vocals | Alphonso Johnson - Bass, Vocals


Easy To Slip (Lowell George)

 Bobby and the Midnites was a rock group led by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. The band was Weir's main side project during the first half of the 1980s. They released two albums, but were better known for their live concerts than for their work in the recording studio. With a rhythm section that included jazz veterans Billy Cobham and, for a time, Alphonso Johnson, Bobby and the Midnites played rock music that was influenced by jazz-rock fusion.


Man Smart

 In 1978, Bob Weir had led a side project called the Bob Weir Band that played a number of concerts. Besides Weir himself, two members of the Bob Weir Band were in Bobby and the Midnites. One was guitarist and singer Bobby Cochran (Eddie Cochran's nephew), formerly of Steppenwolf. The other was keyboardist and singer Brent Mydland, who in the interim had joined the Grateful Dead. Matthew Kelly was another "Midnite" who had already played in a band with Weir — Kingfish, which Kelly and Dave Torbert had founded in 1973, and which Weir had played in full-time from 1974 to 1976. Kelly played guitar, harmonica, and congas. Tim Bogert, who had previously been in Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert & Appice, was recruited to play bass guitar. The Midnites' drummer was Billy Cobham, a highly regarded jazz and fusion musician who had played with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, among others.



Salt Lake City

 The first Bobby and the Midnites concert was at the Golden Bear, in Huntington Beach, California, on June 30, 1980. The band played a number of live dates from mid-1980 to early 1981. Then Alphonso Johnson replaced Bogert on bass. Johnson had been in Weather Report, and had played with Cobham in the CBS All-Stars. This slightly revised configuration of Bobby and the Midnites recorded the band's self-titled first album.

The Midnites did not play live again until the following year. Brent Mydland and Matthew Kelly had left the lineup, and Dave Garland had joined. Garland sang and played keyboards and saxophone. Starting in January 1982, this group toured extensively when the Grateful Dead were not on the road. A 60-minute concert video of this Midnites lineup was released on VHS in 1991.


Bombs Away

  On November 27, 1982, Bobby and the Midnites performed in Montego Bay at the Jamaica World Music Festival. They were one of many acts, including the Grateful Dead, the Clash, the B-52's, the English Beat, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Toots & the Maytals, Peter Tosh, and Aretha Franklin. The Midnites' set occurred after midnight of November 26, in the early hours of November 27[citation needed]. They played songs such as "Man Smart, Woman Smarter", "Heaven Help The Fool", "Thunder and Lighting", and "Book of Rules". Billy Cobham was given an introduction by the festival MC, and took an extended drum solo leading into "Josephine".



Book Of Rules( The Heptones)

 In March 1983, the band had its final change of personnel, when Kenny Gradney, formerly of Little Feat, replaced Johnson on bass. The band continued touring, playing many live dates, and in 1984 released a second studio album. The last Bobby and the Midnites concert was at the Rio, in Valley Stream, New York, on September 30, 1984.
After Bobby and the Midnites, Bob Weir's next non-Grateful Dead musical appearances were with Kingfish, sitting in on a number of concerts in 1984 and again in 1986. Weir also played several solo acoustic shows in 1985


 Bobby and The Midnites - Full Concert Recorded Live: 11/1/1980 - Paste Magazine Offices (Decatur, GA)


Following are the lineups for Bobby and the Midnites' live performances.
June 30, 1980 –
January 31, 1981
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Cochran - guitar, vocals
  • Matthew Kelly - guitar, harmonica, congas
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Tim Bogert - bass
  • Billy Cobham - drums
January 12, 1982 –
March 10, 1983
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Cochran - guitar, vocals
  • Dave Garland - keyboards, tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Alphonso Johnson - bass
  • Billy Cobham - drums
March 22, 1983 –
September 30, 1984
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Cochran - guitar, vocals
  • Dave Garland - keyboards, tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney - bass
  • Billy Cobham - drums