Friday, November 28, 2008

King of Funk

James Brown - "Sunny"
JB sings Bobby Hebb's classic.
Paris l'Olympia, 1971.

The Dirty Mac

The Dirty Mac - "Yer Blues"
The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus, 1972.

John Lennon - g,v
Eric Clapton - g
Keith Richards - b
Mitch Mitchell - d


Mick Taylor having a go at it.
The Rolling Stones - "Love In Vain" (R. Johnson)

Saint John

John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things"
1961 in Baden-Baden Germany

John Coltrane - soprano sax, tenor sax
Eric Dolphy - flute, alto sax
McCoy Tyner - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Elvin Jones - drums


Edgar Winter Group - "Frankenstein"

The Sword

The Sword - "Iron Swan"
12 Galaxies, SF 2006

Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin - "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)"

Swedish TV broadcast of a concert in Stockholm, 1968.

Three Finger Picker

Earl Scruggs - "Fireball Mail"


Thelonious Monk Quartet - "Epistrophy" (Paris, 1966)

Charlie Rouse (saxophone)
Larry Gales (bass)
Ben Riley (drums).

The Brightest Star In Qawwali

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
London, 1980

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
San Quentin 1969


David Bowie - "Life On Mars?"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

Sly & the Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Acid Queen

A goddess walking among mere mortals:

Ike & Tina Turner - "I Smell Trouble"
Ike's slow blues are pure retarded genius.

Soul Power

Otis Redding - "I've Been Loving You Too Long"
Montery, CA - June, 1967

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blues Power

Can you feel it?

Albert King - "Blues Power"
Fillmore East NY, NY - 9.23.70

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Funk Power

Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
Sesame Street, 1972
Kid's shows ain't what they used to be.


Seu Jorge - "Life on Mars" (Bowie)
The Life Aquatic, 2005

I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With the Deal Sisters

The Breeders - "I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With You" (Williams)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Let There Be Rock

AC/DC - Apollo Theatre, Glasgow
April 1978

Newport Festival 1960

John Lee Hooker with Muddy Waters' band - "My Own Fault"

Otis Spann (Piano)
Andrew Stephenson (Bass)
Francis Clay (Drums)
Pat Hare (Guitar)
James Cotton (Harp)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Ozzy Osbourne - "Bark at the Moon"

King Curtis

King Curtis - "Memphis Soul Stew"

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Goin Down to the River"

"My name is Fred McDowell. They call me Mississippi Fred McDowell. But my home's in Rossville, Tennessee. But it don't make any difference. It sound good to me, and I seem like I'm at home there when I'm in Mississippi ... and I do not play no rock and roll, y'all. I just play the straight natural blues..."

Little Ole Band from Texas

ZZ Top - "I Thank You/Waitin' for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago"
Essen, Germany, 4.19.80

Freddie King

Freddie King - "Ain`t No Sunshine When She`s Gone"

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall - "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree"

Talking Heads

Talking Heads - "The Great Curve"
Rome 1980

Dap Kings

Dap Kings - "Casella Walk"

Kid Koala

Kid Koala - "Moon River"

The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard - "Nub"
Houston TX 1994

Master of the Skins and Tins

Art Blakey drum solo

Cutty Ranks

Cutty Ranks - "Sleng Teng Riddim"


Al Green - "Tired of Being Alone"


Bill Withers - "Use Me"


Sarah Vaughan - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"


Janis Joplin - "Summertime"
Stockholm, 1969


Nina Simone - "What You Gonna Do?"
Berlin, 1967


Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"


Ella Fitzgerald - "Georgia on my Mind"
Sweden, 1963


Mikkey Dee Drum Solo

When the Sun Goes Down

Ray Charles - "In the Evening"

Breaking it Down

Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - "Jerry's Breakdown"
Pop Goes the Country, 1975

Cliff 'em All

Cliff Burton, R.I.P.

The Priest

Judas Priest - "Victim of Changes"

Green Onions

Booker T & the MGs - "Green Onions"

High on Fire

High on Fire - "Rumors of War"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sweet Dreams

Roy Buchannan - "Sweet Dreams"

Marimbas & Tap

Jack Imel - "Pagan Love Song"
The Lawrence Welk Show, 1958

Talking Guitar II

Pete Drake - "Forever"

Talking Guitar I

Alvino Ray - "St. Louis Blues"