“Melody Laughter”- The Velvet Underground and Nico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=990Xj4s-GlE “Melody Laughter” has to be one of the most interesting Velvet Underground songs. Like it or not, VU were a jam band. Their mammoth renditions frequently spaced out into extremely long, droning versions. Unique from the majority, however, is this free-form piece. It's a lovely showcase for everyone in the band. A glorious half … Continue reading “Melody Laughter”- The Velvet Underground and Nico

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker: 1971/04/15- New York, NY, Carnegie Hall

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker1971/04/15- New York, NY, Carnegie Hall FramedLet´s Work TogetherIntroduction Of John Lee HookerHey BabeBoogie Chillen No.2Drum SoloBoogie Chillen No.2Introduction To Back Door ManBack Door Man Here's a crystal clear recording of the famous pairing of Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker, live at Carnegie Hall! Really a must for fans. … Continue reading Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker: 1971/04/15- New York, NY, Carnegie Hall

“Two Of Hearts”- Stacey Q VS. Annie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBdGT4dn4E VS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OApK3vTdOJY Stacey Q's "Two of Hearts" is a pop classic. Iconically eighties! Does that keep it dated? How does it fare against Norwegian sensation Annie, twenty some years later? It holds its ground. Objectively, could even be a tie. While I do love the original, I personally like the sound of Annie's voice … Continue reading “Two Of Hearts”- Stacey Q VS. Annie

Jerry Garcia: 1992/12/21- San Francisco, CA

Jerry Garcia-1992/12/21- San Francisco, CA How Sweet It IsStop That TrainRun for the RosesForever YoungWonderful WorldHe Ain't Give You NoneMy Sisters and BrothersDealShining StarStruggling ManWaiting for a MiracleTore Up over YouLay Down SallyThat Lucky Old SunTangled Up in Blue Today, some later JGB. Pretty typical setlist for the era, but beautiful renditions, start to finish. … Continue reading Jerry Garcia: 1992/12/21- San Francisco, CA

George Harrison: 1974/11/26- Baton Rouge, LA

George Harrison1974/11/26- Baton Rouge, LA Hari's on Tour > While My Guitar Gently WeepsSomethingWill It Go Round in Circles?Sue Me Sue You BluesFor You BlueGive Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)Soundstage of MindIn My LifeTom CatMaya LoveDark HorseNothing from NothingOutta SpaceWhat Is LifeMy Sweet Lord Another concert from the 'Dark Hoarse' tour. Honest warning- … Continue reading George Harrison: 1974/11/26- Baton Rouge, LA

“Crazy Feelin’”- Jefferson Starship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqsJTGFBTNI Can a single be a 'deep cut'? I think so. “Crazy Feelin'” was not a successful single from a beloved album, by any metric. Jefferson Starship had once again reached an impasse as a band and the results were mostly fine, but far from exceptional. Many consider Earth just one of many falls in … Continue reading “Crazy Feelin’”- Jefferson Starship