I did not know about this.
That time Eric Clapton auditioned for — and was rejected by — the Band | CBC Radio
Library of Congress Launches Open-Source Sample Tool Citizen DJ | Consequence of Sound
Punk label Dischord Records put entire catalogue online free
Well, it looks like I now have plans for the weekend.
Watch a slew of vintage MTV from the 1980s
#NowSpinning Cold Snap (1986), by Albert Collins, on Alligator. I am a fan of this label's output as there weren't a lot of labels putting out blues albums in the 80s. Johnny Winter had a run of three strong albums, and Albert Collins put out a few as well. I will pretty much buy anything from this label. #music #blues #vinyl
RIP Bill Withers
Unfortunately, I don't have any of his records on vinyl.
Bill Withers - Kissin my love - (Live)
McCoy Tyner (p)
Freddie Hubbard (t, flugelhorn)
Hubert Laws (flute)
Bennie Maupin (ts)
Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba)
Stanley Clarke (b)
Jack DeJohnette (d)
Bill Summers (percussion)
Produced by Orin Keepnews.
RIP Mr. Tyner.
RIP Lyle Mays
Pat Metheny (g)
Lyle Mays (k)
Mark Egan (b)
Dan Gottlieb (d)
And Rastaman Chant so you can hear Kofi on flute: https://archive.org/download/dtb2005-09-07.shnf/dtb2005-09-07d2t09.mp3
I just learned that Kofi Burbridge died about a year ago. I saw him a few times with the Derek Trucks Band. My favorite show was in a really small venue. I could literally reach out and touch Derek. I loved Kofi's smile, and how he seamlessly went from keys to flute. We all shook hands after the show. RIP Kofi.
"Up Above My Head" from that show:
Derek Trucks (g)
Todd Smallie (b)
Yonrico Scott (d)
Kofi Burbridge (k, fl)
Count M'butu (p)
Mike Mattison (v)
Robben Ford - The Inside Story (1979)
Ford's first release on Electra, produced by Steve Cropper, is worth having if you are into tasty, jazzy guitar licks. Contains a couple of nice blues numbers as well. Standouts for me are Magic Sam, For The One I Love, North Carolina, and Tee Time for Eric. Personnel: The Yellowjackets before they were The Yellowjackets - Ferrante (k), Haslip (b), Lawson (d)
Magic Sam: https://song.link/i/1341642451
The Best Jazz Christmas Record You've Never Heard (It's even free!)
I don't remember how I stumbled on Christmas with the Believers, a jazz trio recorded live in a San Francisco club in 1986, and digitized from a cassette tape. I agree: it's one of the best jazz Christmas albums ever.
What you get are just over 30 minutes of catchy arrangements and tight playing; it really swings. If you like Vince Guaraldi's "Charlie Brown Christmas," you'll like this.
So Paul Simon is a thief.
Record enthusiast. The kids today call them "vinyls." I like jazz, blues, fusion, R&B, funk, soul...
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