Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded “Girl From the North Country” for Zim’s Nashville Skyline. The song was written back in 1962 for one of Dylan’s old girlfriends. Click here for an earlier post containing the outtakes from the sessions.
Recorded at Marty Balin’s venue, The Matrix, the lineup consisted of David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart, billed as David & The Dorks. This show features several songs from Crosby’s 1970 release If I Could Only Remember My Name.
01 Alabama Bound
02 Eight Miles High
03 Cowboy Movie
04 Wall Song
06 Bird Song
01 Drop Down Mama
02 Cowboy Movie
04 Wall Song
06 Deep Elem Blues
07 Motherless Children
Dylan then steps up to the mic for a first ever live rendition of the classic Blonde On Blonde track “I Want You.” Unfortunately, his microphone feed failed to synch with the line feed, so we only faintly hear his vocal as leakage from other stage mics picking up vocal monitors on stage. Sadly, the malfunction severely mars what was, in all likelihood, an extremely interesting and enjoyable performance. Things pick up for “The Weight,” which is also loose, but a song everyone in the ensemble knows relatively well. Although Robbie Robertson’s guitar is noticeably absent, Ben Keith does a more than respectable job filling in on pedal steel. (more…)
02 Are You Ready For The Country
03 Ain’t That A Lot Of Love
04 Lookin’ For A Love
05 Loving You (Is Sweeter Than Ever)
06 I Want You
07 The Weight
08 Helpless/Knockin’s on the Dragon’s Door
09 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
How about a double dose of Dylan today? I didn’t think there would be any protests. Here we have an outtake from George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh (1971). Here the two duet on Dylan’s classic “If Not For You”. The song was originally on Dylan’s 1970 album New Morning. It seems George Harrison was quite fond of the song and he recorded it for his excellent first post-Beatles album All Things Must Pass.
Here’s a clip of the rehearsals for Dylan’s 30th anniversary in 1992, “My Back Pages”. Check out the amazing collection of living legends: Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Petty, Young, Roger McGuinn along with Eddie Vedder, GE Smith, Steve Cropper all assembled on stage.
“A self-ordained professor’s tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
“Equality,” I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now.”
Sometime in the last two years—there’s no exact date, but the shows that birthed Live at Tonic are probably a good place to start the discussion—Marco Benevento became a brand unto himself. Given the number of hats he wears, who’s to say what group, configuration or collaboration is his number one priority—and does he have to have just one?—but we’re past the point where any of Benevento’s eponymous groups is a mere Benevento-Russo Duo side project. That “B” in “Marco B”? Could just as easily stand for “bandleader,” dude. (more…)
2. You Must Be A Lion
5. Record Book
6. Bus Ride
7. The Real Morning Party
9. She’s Not The%
10. Friends (Zep)
12. Twin Killers#
13. Run Of The Mill$
^ My Morning Jacket Cover
% Zombies Cover
@ Led Zeppelin Cover
$George Harrison Cover
Set 2: Terrapin Station > Down With Disease > Dark Star > Friend of the Devil, Casey Jones, Morning Dew, Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad > And We Bid You Goodnight
Encore: Box Of Rain
With Stephen Stills on guitar and Norton Buffalo on harp:
And for good measure, here’s Mr. Mojo Risin’ with his cronies doing it too.
Taken from Farm-Aid 1998:
You may know her from Delaney & Bonnie, you may know her from providing backing vocals from everyone from The Allman Brothers to Stephen Stills to George Harrison. Or you may know her from her acting career. She was a bartender in Oliver Stone’s The Doors and Roseanne’s waitress friend on 90′s sitcom, Roseanne. Wherever you know her from, one thing’s for sure… this gal has got some pipes. Witness the examples we have posted.
The Midnight Special with Dickey Betts featuring Bonnie Bramlett and performing “Southbound”:
The Price Of Fame with Delaney & Bonnie featuring Eric Clapton & Dave Mason. Performing “Poor Elijah”:
With David Crosby on Roseanne:
Damn! It sure is glorious!
Here’s one of the great overlooked bands of the 1960′s and 1970′s, Canned Heat. Comprised of Bob “The Bear” Hite, Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (guitar), Larry “The Mole” Taylor, Fito de La Parra & Henry Vestine. The band suffered its first blow in 1970 when Alan Wilson commited suicide. Wilson was responsible for the unique tenor voice on the two of the band’s biggest hits, “On The Road Again” and “Up The Country”. The band played at the Newport Pop festival, Woodstock recorded several great albums including one with the blues great, John Lee Hooker entitled, Hooker-N-Heat. Lineup and personnel changes throughout the 1970′s typified life for Canned Heat, until “The Bear” died in 1981. Canned Heat still plays today, lacking its founding members, but still imploring those who come to see them, to not “forget to boogie”.
Here’s a bonus clip of Canned Heat at Woodstock:
Nice sit-in with steel pedal wiz, Robert Randolph.
Performed on The Midnight Special in 1977.
At the Tsunami Benefit Event on 2/10/05.
Funky Bitch, yo…
How cool would this be? You’re going through your stuff and you just happen to stumble upon a full recording session of yourself and Jimi Hendrix from 38 years ago. Well, that’s what happened to Stephen Stills.
The unreleased album was reportedly discovered in a stack of material at Stills’ house. It seems Stills used to record every session in those days and simply forgot about the existence of the tapes.
Stills’ friend Graham Nash is understood to be cleaning up the tapes and preparing the album for an official release.
John McDermott, one of the archivists and overseers of Jimi Hendrix’s recordings, has also reportedly confirmed that the Hendrix/Stills album is being readied for release. It will feature sessions which Stills recorded with Hendrix in 1969 and 1970, he said
Stephen Stills was a close friend of Jimi Hendrix and previous sessions involving the two guitarists have emerged before – notably the Stills’ Basement bootlegs. But the authenticity of some of those tracks has been questioned. One track featuring Hendrix on guitar – ‘Old Times, Good Times’ – appeared on Stills’ eponymous first solo album in 1970.
When Hendrix was forming his trio The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966, his manager Chas Chandler reputedly contacted Stills’ manager to invite Stills to become the group’s bass player. But Stills’ manager was concerned that Stills’ friendship with Hendrix, and his admiration for Hendrix’s genius, might prompt him to take the job rather than continue with Buffalo Springfield. So he didn’t pass the message on.
We’re watching Robert Plant and Allison Kraus on CMT Crossroads right now and the word that keeps coming up in our conversation to describe the pair’s songs is “haunting.” Many songs conjure up the image of a dark, steamy pond at night that is seemingly familiar yet with a disturbing undertone as if something is lurking in the nearby forest. Even the songs that aren’t as haunting are still very dreamy. Regardless, it’s an interesting duo and we love the album.
I’ve been a fan of Allison Kraus since I first saw her in the early ’90s. And Robert Plant, please…he’s an amazing legend, of course (even if his head seems to have doubled in size since the ’70s, literally not figuratively).
The following video is of Allison and Robert performing Killing the Blues (one of our favorites) on May 6, 2008.
Download of a historic meeting…
2. El Paso
4. Big River
5. I Know You Rider
9. Dark Hollow
12.Let Me In.
Eric Clapton & Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins
The Johnny Cash Show circa 1969. I bet those three could tell some stories.
Words cannot express how much more I prefer this pairing to Ebony & Ivory by Paul McCartney & Little Stevie Wonder. Both are better than Sir Paul and Michael Jackson’s, Say Say Say.
Legendary pairing recorded from over 50 years ago available for download.