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Great Friday song... My friend Boscoe's favorite guitarist..
Buster Benton - Money Is The Name of The Game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqQKE4kkrUc
The only song I've known of Eric Clapton"s before meeting Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxPj3GAYYZ0 that what Eric Clapton means to me
John Stainthorp - Into The Light
It's very rare that I'll purchase vinyl these days, but after seeing this talented, young, local guy (from Richmond, N Yorks) on Friday night, aided and abetted by another skilled young Yorkshire-ish lad George Parkes, I couldn't help it - partly because they had no CDs and partly as beneath the intriguing cover art lay a platter of translucent blue vinyl.
The two guys supported Rebecca Downes' show in Stockton and provided an opening set of acoustic, self-penned numbers with an early Mumford & Son's vibe. Some excellent vocals from John who took in turns with George for the lead runs. Fair to say, John is the creative force and whether out as solo, duo or band form (John Stainthorp & the Laughing Hearts), a name worth keeping an eye on...
Sorry, don't thnk there's any vid from the night, but here's some tasters from the album:-
Hold My Head Up High - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikqO_E82IL0
I'll Come Back To You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA7cdMKpgn4
Turning Cold - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fNsPH0IspM
Rory Gallagher - Blues (2019 compilation)
Spent a very pleasent 3hrs and a couple of whiskeys last night enjoyiing this new 3-disc set of “outtakes” from Rory’s back-catalogue. “Outatkes” they call them… many a band would use them as proper cuts and be well proud. You’d wonder why, after all the recent re-issues of yer man’s 15 albums and a 5 disc set of radio stuff recently released this would be necessary but 50 years after the first Taste album and 24 years on the 14th since his passing, that not reason enough?
Rory was very controlling over what he deemed good enough for his albums, or what worked best, but that’s not to do down these tracks as picked by his brother and son for this collection. I don’t know how many have previously appeared on the countless bootlegs, but here they are, pristine and on the Chess label, which Rory no doubt would have approved.
The collection is in 3 “themes”; Electric, Acoustic & Live, so take your pick. Listening closely to the acoustic disc, there’s one certain guitarist from Leicester who comes closest to the feel and technique Gallagher had, only he sings too nice… bet no-ones been accused of that for a while…The Live disc really explodesfrom the speakers and as for Rory’s slide prowess, if I had to pick a current comparison, for me Troy Redfern’s your man; not as a copyist, but for the feel.
Anyway, that’s my twopennworth; even if you’ve got shelves of Rory Gallagher, you need to make room for this.
" - It was 52 years ago today. Sunday 4th June 1967. Jimi Hendrix opened with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at the Saville Theatre in London. Paul McCartney was in the audience, as was Eric Clapton https://twitter.com/RockWalkLondon/stat … 2434679808
Jimmy Barnes - My Demon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eswIs-6CuY
Peter Frampton Band - All Blues. Great new CD by Peter Frampton.
To Love Somebody by Janis Joplin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-OkV_2z8A
JoAnne Shaw Taylor - The Best Thing
best part is its via wtmd 89.7 FM Towson, MD
I got turned onto Pigeons Playing Ping Pong via the Jambase podcast, and I'm really digging this band. Fans of funky jam bands should dig it. Really great guitar playing, great groove, fun stuff.
working in the kitchen with Dinah...had youtube playing it landed here after a while
Joe and Johnny Hiland Born to be Wild
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ0Cl8 … p;index=19
Really getting into the back catalogue of Hey Negrita (Curse of Lono, as was)… Rounding the set off with The Buzz Above and the sublime We Are Catfish albums.
Richard Hawley - Further (2019)
Richard’s 8th studio album and apparently he set himself a couple of challenges; to keep it relatively “upbeat” and to keep the songs around 3 minutes. Well, certainly scored on the latter, I think there’s only one slides just past the 3:30 mark, as for the former, well, My Little Treasures it’s reported took 12 years to write and was inspired by meeting old friends of his father’s at his funeral…and one song is about a cuckold, so lets say the jury’s out on the first objective.
Off My Mind, the opener, screams in like 1970s Lou Reed glam, while Alone fits more a 1960s Scot walker or Barry Ryan style before the album settles into more usual Americana One track that really grabbed my ear though is Not Lonely, the melody hook reminds me very much of a Hank Marvin solo rarity for 50 years previous, Wahine. Otherwise,a more varied pallet than the previous album, Hollow Meadows; still late evening stuff though.
Lucy Zirins - Unfound (2019)
Have to thank my buddy John on t'other forum for “unfinding” this one for me as without his casual mention last week, it would have slipped by, and for the first studio output from Lucy since 2015, that would be a serious omission.
While most women bluesy singers seem to have their sights on Etta or Janis, Lucy remains seemingly focussed on Joni Mitchell, with a side-order of Leadbelly, and why not? On this latest offering, she’s also upping the stakes by adding more texture, recording as a trio with James Knight (drums & bass) and Pete Billington (piano & keys). Opener One Long Goodbye is by far the most commercial & radio friendly cut I think I’ve heard Lucy do, yet still retains her “soul”, while the extra backing makes Right Side of Wrong and Stuck In Motion comparatively “rowdy” and the background drone to The Fall wouldn’t be out of place on a Clannad album.
So hard to find the prime cut on this album; Hold Back the Night maybe..? The piano led Unfound and Back To Sleep, or do you go where the titian-tressed songstress is at her most beguiling, the simplistic, acoustic cuts like Clean Condition or Don’t Look Back maybe Close To The Wire..
Deceptively charming, chilled music with heart; has to be a 90% for me (and that’s without the bag of sweeties…).
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) 1992 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKWE0BgyL4
After Monday night's experience, had to pick up a couple of Mike Farris' albums; the deservedly award winning Gospel Shine For All The People and the Soul flavoured Silver & Stone.
Two different sounds, one very gifted artist....
Following the advice of our musical guru and listening to John Scofield's "Hand Jive" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFJvMnbi8ko