Monday, September 30, 2019

Still Feeling Blue





















Hot on the heels of last year's wonderful Both Directions At Once comes another lost piece of the Trane puzzle. As this more or less forgotten soundtrack session from 1964 contains mostly alternate takes of familiar tunes, Blue World may not be as amazing a find, but fine takes they are, so who's complaining?
John Coltrane - Blue World

Friday, September 27, 2019

No Idea





















Neighbor Lady hails from Athens, Georgia. May give off a bit of a nineties indierock vibe, but still a band to watch.
Neighbor Lady - Let It Bleed

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Vanished In The Air















Just got the sad news that Robert Hunter has passed away. The Californian writer, best known as non-playing member and lyricist of the Grateful Dead, was 78. He wrote the words for classics as Dark Star, St. Stephen, Ripple, Dire Wolf, Uncle John's Band and Trucking amongst many others. Miss him.
Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil (live San Francisco '70)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Passing Through





















Relentless touring needs to be documented of course, which is why a second collection of live mayhem from the rockingest band this side of Crazy Horse comes as no surprise really. Keep on howlin, guys.
Howlin Rain - Missouri (live)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I Need Some






















Cranking up the fuzz today with a rare 1970 single by the obscure Ron Wray Light Show. Instant mayhem guaranteed.
Ron Wray Light Show - Speed

Monday, September 16, 2019

Creation Rebel





















I you dig the Tuareg desert blues of Tinariwen and Bombino, better check out Mahamadou 'Mdou Moctar' Souleymane, too. The talented, left-handed Fender Strat player from Niger brings a heavier, rockier sound to the table, but the results are just as hypnotic.
Mdou Moctar - Tarhatazed

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Of My Heart





















Just got the sad news that Daniel Johnston has passed away. The eccentric and often brilliant lo-fi outsider was only 58. Miss him.
Daniel Johnston - Speeding Motorcycle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

No Corn















The tiny hamlet of Bentonia in Yazoo County, Mississippi sired two bluesmen of note. One of 'em became rather famous and rightly so, but the other one is not exactly a household name. Jack Owens (1904–1997) sure could play the blues though.
Jack Owens - Jack Ain't Had No Water

Monday, September 9, 2019

Chooglin' Tonight





















"If you can choose it, who can refuse it..." Presenting the undisputed highlight of Creedence's Woodstock performance, fifty years after the fact.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Keep On Chooglin' (live)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Your Cities I Will Burn





















Back online, and there's trouble on the road to Fennario. Always loved this old Scottish folk song, also known as The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie. "The captain fell in love with a lady like a dove..." Dylan recorded it for his eponymous debut album, and reinstated it in his Never Ending Tour setlists in the nineties at times, basing his new arrangement on the way Jerry Garcia & co tackled it some two decades earlier. Two excellent examples below.
Grateful Dead - Peggy O (live Springfield '74)
Bob Dylan - Pretty Peggy-O (live Frankfurt '96)