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July 17, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Friends, Mrs D, New News, Photography, The Dugs, The Who, Video | | 5 Comments

Sunday Jazz – Mose Allison

 

My mind may be on vacation but my body ain’t!

July 10, 2011 Posted by | Jazz, Jazz Vocal, Video | | Leave a comment

Roger Daltrey Live In Glasgow

Some fan shot video footage from Wednesday night.

 

July 9, 2011 Posted by | Video | , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Tiger Beer

July 8, 2011 Posted by | Humour, Movies, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Return of Sly and The Family Stone

Sly Stone has announced plans to release his first album in almost 30 years.

The Sly And The Family Stone leader has teamed up with a host of guest stars including Jeff Beck, former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and Heart lead singer Ann Wilson for the 11-track album ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’, which is due out on August 16.

The LP features reworkings of his classic songs as well as three previously unreleased tracks including ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ – the CD version is backed by three club mixes.

The full tracklisting for ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’ is as follows:

‘Dance To The Music’ feat. Ray Manzarek
‘Everyday People’ feat. Ann Wilson
‘Family Affair’
‘Stand!’ feat. Carmine Appice & Ernie Watts
‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ feat. Johnny Winter
‘(I Want To Take You) Higher’ feat. Jeff Beck
‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ feat. Bootsy Collins
‘Dance To The Music’
‘Plain Jane’
‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’
‘Get Away’

Stone released his last album ‘Ain’t But The One Way’ in 1982. He last made an appearance with his band onstage at the Lovebox festival in London four years ago.

Original Source :- www.uncut.co.uk

July 7, 2011 Posted by | New News, New Releases, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roger Daltrey Live In Glasgow

Looking forward to this tonight, though it will be strange without the presence of Pete Townshend and all that he brings musically and visually, however, I am sure his brother Simon will make his own mark on the music.

July 6, 2011 Posted by | The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment

Peck Of The Week – Madness

Classic Whistle Test :- True Madness

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Peck Of The Week, Television, Video | | Leave a comment

Blues Monday – Aye It’s My Birthday

July 4, 2011 Posted by | Family, Humour, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Jazz – Madeleine Peyroux

 

The great Madeleine Peyroux has a new album in the shops now.

“Standing On The Rooftop” is weighted more towards her continually developing songwriting skills yet still has three of her typically inspirational cover versions.

Perhaps the most startling is her take on Robert Johnson’s “Love In Vain”, previously turned into a typical Stones R&B cover, however, Madeleine strips it back down to sound like it should totally tortured!

 

 

To buy the music of Madeleine Peyroux click HERE

July 3, 2011 Posted by | Blues, Jazz Vocal, New Releases, Video | , , | Leave a comment

The Faces

Currently I am reading Andy Neill’s biography of The Faces which also covers in some detail the pre Faces careers of the band taking in amongst others Small Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Steampacket, The Birds and many more it is a great read and can be bought HERE

Below is one of my favourite Faces performances.

The recorded version came via Rod Stewart’s solo album “Every Picture Tells A Story” which as everyone knows was more or less a Faces record anyway.

The song was of course originally recorded by The Temptations and was another step away from the group’s softer records recorded with Smokey Robinson as producer, a change that Norman Whitfield had begun with “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” earlier in the year.

“I’m Losing You” features a much more dramatic arrangement than most contemporary Motown songs: a rock-styled guitar riff (devised by Temptations road manager/band director Cornelius Grant), sharp horn blasts, and the Temptations’ doo-wop vocals paint the backdrop for one of David Ruffin’s trademark raspy lead vocals.

July 2, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Books, Cover Stories, R&B, Soul, Video | , , | Leave a comment

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