Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Joe Louis Walker revisited: "The Preacher and the President"

San Francisco blues man Joe Louis Walker released "The Preacher and the President" 20 years ago--and I thought it was time to visit the variety of chops that Joe displayed. These are my three favorites from the album, including the lusty "Uhh!" and the romantic urges and sprightly dancing guitar of "My Real Fantasy," also featuring the wonderful tuning of Roger Hawkins on drums.

Friday, September 14, 2018

INXS - Live Baby Live , 13 July 1991, Wembley Stadium, London, England


01 - Guns in the Sky 00:00 02 - New Sensation 04:07 03 - I Send a Message 08:01 04 - The Stairs 11:44 05 - Know the Difference 16:41 06 - Disappear 20:29 07 - By My Side 24:45 08 - Hear That Sound 27:54 09 - Original Sin 31:37 10 - The Loved One (The Loved Ones cover) 38:01 11 - Wild Life 41:59 12 - Mystify 45:33 13 - Bitter Tears 48:52 14 - Suicide Blonde 53:13 15 - What You Need 57:51 16 - Kick 01:04:16 17 - Need You Tonight 01:07:47 18 - Mediate 01:10:46 19 - Never Tear Us Apart 01:16:16 Encore : 20 - Who Pays the Price 01:20:05 21 - Devil Inside 01:23:42

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Tribute to Leo Kottke: fingerpicking paradise


This is a living tribute to one of my favorite musicians, Leo Kottke. But it's not featuring Leo himself--but rather, musicians who have dedicated themselves to learning his wonderful style and repertoire. I think he would be amused in that dry sarcastic way he shows in concert between songs. Each is done by a separate artist (with a duo on one tune to keep it as true to the original studio sound). I'll have a real-deal set of Leo again very soon. He's gotten a little shaggy-looking now, with a full beard/mustache and all that thick hair on his head is now gone. But remember: he just turned 73--and he's still as funny and gifted as ever.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Blues Masters, 1966

Got My Mojo Workin' ... Muddy Waters & Band Blues Don't Like Nobody .... Otis Spann How Long This Train Been Gone ...Mable Hillery Cornbread And Peas ... Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hooray, Hooray, These Women Is Killin' Me... Sonny Terry Born And Livin' With The Blues .... Brownie McGhee
Tin Pan Alley ­....Sunnyland Slim T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do ...Otis Spann Crazy For My Baby .... Willie Dixon Bassology ....Willie Dixon You Can't Lose What You Never Had ... Muddy Waters Bye Bye Baby, Goodbye ....Muddy Waters