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“If Heartaches Were Nickels” - from Warren Haynes new album Heavy Load Blues -  different

https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/w … view-2021/

still love Joe's version  more

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I watched some of this concert on AXS last Thursday, sadly they did not show the whole thing, only an hours worth of it. Kim had several beautiful Guild guitars he swapped out often and Chris had two ES335 Dots that were nice looking as well, including this one in army green  ............... RIP Chris Cornell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3APMu6zIiM

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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Clapton's Lady in the Balcony album.  Really digging it so far.

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this is just nuts, if you had asked me I would have said he is dead. Not so much, he lives on at age 82 and looks better than I do at age 67. He still sings up a storm and Joe B adds a lot to the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA2MgUqNp-0

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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Been listening heavily to the songs of Adrian Quesada.  I really like his work with the Black Pumas.  Their big “hit” is Colours, but I’d rate that at about #5 on their eponymous debut album.  This is not muscle guitar blues or derivative, but rather seamless fine music.  Adrian can let a solo rip if he wants, but is just as comfortable being quietly in the background.https://youtu.be/0G383538qzQ.   

https://youtu.be/l3SmfHiEZ-o

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Jackson Browne - For Everyman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOoeoiO-3C0

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They are putting up one or two of these seems like everyday, him playing with all sorts of other artists. So I went ahead and subscribed and now getting all of them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1g9eTjpZXU



ahsmith33 wrote:

this is just nuts, if you had asked me I would have said he is dead. Not so much, he lives on at age 82 and looks better than I do at age 67. He still sings up a storm and Joe B adds a lot to the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA2MgUqNp-0

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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What a fun video.  This guy reminds me of Eric Johnson/Jeff Beck/Scott Henderson.
Stick around for the guitarist’s effects replay.  I think Tres will enjoy this and a few others….
Meet Pete Thorn.

https://youtu.be/7xLcQFIq0O8

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Josué    ‘Llorona’  (The Voice Kids Colombia 2021)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SyfA6FLa7g - !!!

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It really tied the room together

  Tom Waits - Hope I don't fall in love with you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtLVXBqfqBY

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - We Are Not Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVhwgHIy74  - don't particularly like the song, but the video made me smile for 3.31  minutes smile

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Jethro Tull - Benefit (50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) 2021

Why does everybody say “tricky 2nd album”, when more often than not it’s the 3rd one that’s the lynch-pin to future success?

Very much the case here, 2nd album Stand Up was a complete right turn stylistically from opening statement That Was…; and of course Aqualung was a quantum leap for Tull, so poor old Benefit gets shamefully overlooked.

Shame, as it saw Martin Barre really settling in to the lead guitarist role and the inclusion of John Evan on keys which really beefed up the sound. Maybe it’s because the two best known tracks from this “era” The Witch’s Promise and Teacher weren’t included on the album (though Teacher replaced Alive & Well & Living In on the US album release; though Inside was a single release. (Tull had to play a canny game with single releases, to get the air-play but not sound like “sell-outs”.) In between though there are some great tracks such as; With You There To Help Me and Nothing To Say, as good as anything Anderson has ever written.

In among the associated tracks, there are some gems, Singing All Day not included; the mighty Sweet Dream, 17 (sounding very much like T-Rex to my ear) and seeming countless versions of Teacher & Witch’s Promise

The “Live” Cds/DVDs include remixed 1970 concerts from Tanglewood and a mono sourced mix from Chicago, both feature early takes on My God which appeared on the next studio album, Aqualung as well as teasers as to what became the intro for Locomotive Breath in John Evan's Beethoven noodlings.

To sum up, to dismiss this album as a mere filler in almost criminal; in among the road-weariness, it shows clearly the foundations for what was to become Aqualung, just take the time to listen.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Mark Pontin - Kaleidoscope (2021)

Mark’s 3rd album, (1st on Lunaria Records) and 6 years in the making, a mere blink of the eye in certain Scandinavian countries, and Wow! it’s a treat worth the waiting for.

Bookended between the shimmering Sunrise and Phoenix, though the latter does build to a Moorish-flavoured crescendo, Mark really explores a rich sonic pallet for the ears: much like a kaleidoscope changes at the slightest turn.. To my ear, most of this, like the album cover, seems to nod to around 1973, with Don’t Sleep reminding me of an album from back then, Rockin’ With Curly Leads. While Starmaker has a big, lazy, dirty riff, from somewhere between Robin Trower and the last glory days of Glam-rock.

Have to love the self-effacement of This Will Never Be A Hit, a slightly funky number that Glenn Hughes would have sung in his sleep, should have credited it to “Eddy” Sheeran, and watch the cheques fly through the door… Also love the ambitious, baroque string intro to Roll With Me Baby and sublime ballad. And then, with a deft flick, we get the barnstorming Forever, with an aftertaste of REO Speedwagon. Hotel Diablo is a funky little segue to Hell’s Kitchen.

Waiting is another ballad, strong input from Ayesha (“her indoors”) that is a really strong number as are both versions of Everything; Today and Tomorrow that top and tail the album.

Very early/mid 1970s flavoured, but not the frenetic takes such as JD Simo produce; much more kicked-back, but some very tasty, strong numbers.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Deep Purple - Turning To Crime (2021)

Oh No! Not another bloody [Covid] covers album! Well, yes: but hang on, this is Deep Purple we’re talking about, so if one thing is guaranteed, it’s the quality of the musicianship, even if Gillan can no longer hit the high A in full voice. Purple’s early days are peppered with cover versions, some more peppery than others; they regularly end their shows with Lucille and even in their spin-off bands, covers abounded.

So, is it all good? Aside from the arguments about covers - too close and they’re pointless, too different and it’s heresy etc… Well, 7 and 7 is, lacks the bit of the Alice Cooper cover some 40 years back, and Battle of New Orleans sounds more like Litttle Feat than Dixie Chicken does, However, tongues were firmly in cheeks for Rockin’ Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu and Jenny Take A Ride rollicks along like Gillan Band of old and I can’t remember Dylan’s Watching The River Flow being so upbeat. For better or worse, the Purps are playing these numbers with obvious affection, but as Deep Purple. Seger’s Lucifer and Cream’s White Room work especially well and Ian Paice must be reliving his youth, swinging to Ray Charles’ Let The Good Times Roll.. The working of contemporary’s Fleetwood Mac’s Oh Well is quite good; Morse may not the be Blues God, but he’s demi-good enough to sit at the high table in the pantheon of Guitar.

Closing, Caught In The Act is something of a jam between Airey and Morse, but lacks the call & response you used to get between Lord & Blackmore back in the day. The only time it does happen is when Glover’s bass leads from Dazed & Confused (I Know, Purple playing Zeppelin - shut the back door!) into Spencer Davis’ Gimme Some Loving.

As a “something to do” project, the guys aren’t showing themselves up (too much) but it doesn’t crackle like, say, Bowie’s Pin-ups; use the shared Shapes of Things as the comparison.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Raise The Roof  (2021)

Hmm, keeping a sort of Zeppelin theme going here, aren’t I? Oh well, in for a pfennig… So, Mr Plant and Mrs Krauss team up again; first time for almost 15 years since the highly acclaimed Raising Sand, so you can hardly accuse them of cashing in. That said, it’s still a winning combination, the voices blend so well together across the [country-based] genres. However, raise the roof? Can’t Let Go is about as pacey as things get, so barely raising the blood-pressure. That said, damn it’s just finely worked collection of mainly covers to drift away on.

From 2013, there’s Calexico’s Quattro (World Drifts In) , Everly Brothers’ Price of Love; taken a long way from Bryan Ferry’s version. From ‘71, there’s a cover of Anne Briggs’ Go Your Way and from 3 years earlier, Alan Touissant’s Trouble With My Lover.. Further back still (1966), an unearthed gem Searching For My Love by Bobby Moore (NOT THAT one..) & The Rhythm Aces. Coming back to this century, there’s a cover of a much worked Randy Weeks number Can’t Let Go before diving back to the 1960s again for Bert Jansch’s It Don’t Bother Me. A song that sounds older than it actually is come next, Olla Belle Reed’s You Led Me To The Wrong, a bluegrass classic. And another you may think that’s not as old as you’d first think, Last Kind Word Blues by Geeshire Williams but has it’s roots in the 1920s.

High & Lonesome is the only “new” track on the album, written between Plant & Krauss with T-Bone Burnett. A gem of a Merle Haggard number, Going Where The Lonely Go follows. Somebody Was Watching Over Me by Brenda Burns (as performed by Pops Staples) is a steady but driving number. Lashing out on the deluxe album, we get Alison in almost full Country for Hank William’s My Heart Would Know (just holds back from yodelling…). Not to be outdone, Plant get the harmonica out for the hypnotic beat of Lucinda Williams’ You Can’t Rule Me.

A really, genre-straddling smooth listen; like I said, barely raises the blood-pressure but sometimes, less is more.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Curse of Lono - People In Cars (2021)

I was going to write this up a couple of days ago…. but a bottle of Chardonnay Semillon got the better of me. As Tilerman told me a few weeks ago, this is Curse of Lono’s swan-song album, so I couldn’t see it off “dry”: I’ve been hooked by this band’s catchy melancholic slices of Americana since they were born from the ashes of Hey Negrita.

Felix Bechtolsheimer has always been one to show the bruises on his soul, and what’s passed over the last 18 months has left a few more marks; this and the inactivity and more factors has decided to draw a curtain on this little chapter, by mutual agreement. This has left a an album where the “fracture” shows; while most has the trademark harmonies over Felix’ Lou Reed husky vocals and the haunting atmospherics of Joe’s guitars and Dani keys and the incessant rhythms of Charis & Neil and number of the tracks are seemingly more stripped back, cellos provide the atmosphere and most of the backing come via longtime collaborator/producer Oli Bayston. Damn though, it’s still a fine album; reminding me at times of Gavin Friday (bet that’s got some of you hitting Google…)

So, playing this through again, it’s very bitter-sweet; I’ve seen these guys as supports, festival heads and tour headliners and they’ve always, always impressed. Sad that this will soon be no more, but glad I was there, have the autographs and the t-shirts. To Felix, and Charis; to Dani & Joe and Neil, thanks for a Hell of a ride and here’s to the future and roads that cross again. Thanks guys.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Nick Johnston's new one is out, his 6th now. You have to give it a chance to appreciate his arrangements and his guitar. I'm not sure yet on the added vocals, I think up to now he has been all instrumental. But all in all his guitar work is spectacular

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3hUW4GL26A

I remember pi R Squared in math class ............. wait, I know for sure Junior Sample told Grandpa "Pie are round, Cornbread are square"

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Milam Palmo · Robben Ford  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfaPfRg0fwk