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Bon Iver


American act Bon Iver are preparing to release a new live album featuring singer Justin Vernon’s high school jazz band.

Bon Iver are one of American music’s most unusual success stories. Led by Justin Vernon, the singer retreated to a remote cabin in Wisconsin to work on their much lauded debut album. Released last year, ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ was an enormous success.

Receiving numerous critical plaudits the album went on to become a sleeper hit, the sort of thing friends would recommend each other to buy. Since then, Bon Iver have played a number of unusual shows, including one at singer Justin Vernon’s former high school.

The singer played in his school’s jazz band and returned earlier this year for a very special one off concert. Bon Iver performed with Eau Claire Memorial Jazz 1 at the show, which gathered huge press attention.

Captured for posterity a new live album will be released with all funds going to charity. Featuring songs from Bon Iver’s critically acclaimed album ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ the album also sees Justin Vernon performing a number of jazz classics.

Breezing through laid back standards such as ‘Lady Is A Tramp’ and ‘Bewitched’ the singer seemed completely at home in the surroundings. As a special bonus the album will also include tracks performed by Eau Claire Memorial Jazz 1 including ‘Moon Over Cuba’ and ‘Wind Machine’.

The physical release of the album – titled ‘A Decade With Duke’ – will only be available from Brickhouse Music, Morgan Music, and from the Volume One office in the Eau Claire area. ‘A Decade With Duke’ will be widely available as a digital download.

‘A Decade With Duke’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Essentially Ellington’ set:

‘Wind Machine’
‘Symphony In Riffs’
‘Moon Over Cuba’
‘Happy Go Lucky Local’
‘Portrait of Louie Armstrong’ (featuring Bruce Hering)
‘Bye Bye Blackbird’

Bon Iver / Justin Vernon set:

‘Lump Sum’
‘Rocks in My Bed’ (featuring Addie Strei)
‘Miss Otis Regrets’
‘For Emma’
‘Lady Is a Tramp’
‘Since I Fell For You’ (featuring Mike Noyce)
‘Satisfied Mind’


This sounds great!

In the meantime here is “Rosyln” the track recorded by Bon Iver and St Vincent for the “Twilight New Moon” soundtrack album

“Rosyln” – Bon Iver & St Vincent

To buy the music on Bon Iver click HERE

To buy the music of St Vincent click HERE

December 10, 2009 Posted by | New Music, New News | , | 1 Comment

Long John Baldry

Long John Baldry, “Long” because he was 6’7″, had Rod Stewart as a featured vocalist in “The Steampacket” as did for a period piano player Reg Dwight and saxaphone player Elton Dean.

Reg was in awe of both Elton and John…..the rest they say is history.

“Baby Don’t You Do It” – The Steampacket

To buy the music of Long John Baldry click HERE

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment


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