donderdag 22 februari 2018

Golden Earring -Live at Winterland San Fransisco (25 April 1975)

 Misschien wel de beste periode uit de lange carriere van Golden Earring ,getuige dit prachtoptreden in Winterland San Fransisco.Messcherpe solo.s van George Kooymans,prima zang van Barry Hay,ondersteund door de strakke rythmsectie  van Rinus Gerritsen en Cesar Zuiderwijk.Rober Jan Stips vult alles mooi op met zijn keyboards en er is ook een gastrol voor Bertus Borgers.Mooi optreden!

She Flies on Strange Wings (abum Seven Tears 1971)

 Kill Me (CeSoir) (album Switch -1975)

              Vannila Queen(album Moontan - 1973)

woensdag 21 februari 2018

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Alabama (The Capitol Theatre 20-2-2018)

Alabama Neil Young Album Harvest by T.T.B feat.Susan Tedeschi

vrijdag 16 februari 2018

Wiilie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty (Woodstock 99)

                                                                 PRAY FOR WILLIE...

Willie Nelson- guitar, vocals-Jody Payne - guitar, vocals-Bobbie Nelson - piano-Bee Spears - bass
Mickey Raphael - harmonica-Billy English - percussion, drums-Paul English - percussion, drums

    Pancho & Lefty (Townes van Zandt)

 Woodstock '99 (also called Woodstock 1999), held between July 22 and 25, 1999, was the second large-scale music festival (after Woodstock '94) that attempted to emulate the original Woodstock festival of 1969. Like the previous Woodstock festivals, it was held in upstate New York, this time in Rome (roughly 200 miles (320 km) from the site of the original event). Approximately 400,000 people attended the festival.

maandag 12 februari 2018

Taj Mahal - Fillmore East, February, 1971

        © Amalie R. Rothschild, 1971

 Taj Mahal- vocals, harmonica, banjo, National steel guitar, fife; John Hall- electric guitar; John Simon - piano; Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone, horn arrangements; Bob Stewart - tuba, flugelhorn, trumpet; Joeseph Daly - tuba, valve trombone; Early McIntyre - tuba, bass trombone; Bill Rich - bass; Greg Thomas - drums; Kwasi "Rocky" DziDzournu - Congas

  © Amalie R. Rothschild, 1971

"You Ain't No Streetwalker Mama, Honey But I Sure Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff."

 The relaxed groove continues on Taj Mahal's original "Big Kneed Girl," before the group pulls out all the stops by wrapping up the set with "You Ain't No Streetwalker Mama, Honey But I Sure Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff." This is the prime example of Taj and the group's dynamic control, as over the course of this extended jam, the group often plays softly and sparsely, making the louder passages even more exciting and dramatic. Everyone makes a strong contribution, but the standout musician may be pianist John Simon, who has played brilliantly throughout the set. In many ways, he is the glue that helps this unusual configuration jell so well on stage. This number also features more superb blues harp from Taj before it quietly dissolves signaling the end of the set.

     "Diving Duck Blues."

The Fillmore East audience has no intention of letting things end here and their enthusiastic response entices Taj and the group back for an encore. Just shy of being complete due to tape stock running out, this features the entire group tackling Sleepy John Estes' "Diving Duck Blues." A song originally recorded for Taj's debut album, this is an altogether more exciting performance, fueled by Johnson's great horn arrangements and standout contributions from Simon and Hall, whose piano and lead guitar work respectively, are both outstanding. . (Bershaw)


Stephen Stills, vocals & guitar (ex-CSNY, Buffalo Springfield)
Chris Hillman, vocals & guitar (ex-Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers)
Al Perkins, steel guitar & guitar (played with Gram Parsons, among others)
Paul Harris, keyboards
Taylor, drums (played with CSNY, ex-Clear Light)
Joe Lala, percussion (ex-Blues Image)

 Hide is So Deep

De band is eigenlijk ontstaan tijdens de opname sessies voor de Stephen Stills derde solo album. Het samenspelen ging zo goed dat men besloot als groep op te gaan treden.Toen het album af was had de groep nog steeds geen naam Tijden een klein tourtje stopte ze op een station in Manassas ,er werd een groepsfoto gemaakt onder de plaatsnaam en de groep Manassas was geboren. De foto werd gebruikt voor de hoes van hun eerste album.

Tijdens de drie uur durende live optredens van de band opende men met een rock set,daarna Stephen Stills met een akoestische set,daarna Hillman and Perkins met bluegrass, dan een rock en country set met de hele band en de afsluiter was een akoestische set.
Ik heb zelf een opname uit het Concertgebouw ,heel erg mooi.

It doesnt Matter
Manassas' tourde over de hele wereld,deed ook enkele malen Nederland aan(helaas gemist) en in Parijs maakte Stephen Stills kennis met de Franse singer/songwriter Veronique Sanson. Een jaar later trouwden ze ,en hun zoon Chris werd geboren(later ook een talentvolle singer/songwriter) Stills en Joe Lala (en later Manassas lid Kenny Passarelli) speelden mee op Veronique,s album Le Maudit.

Naast het vele toeren werd er ook nog tijd vrijgemaakt om een tweede album op te nemen.
Het werd ,mede door het vele door de invloed van drank en drugs niet zo,n mooi album als hun prachtige eerste. Veel van het opgenomen materiaal werd niet gebruikt (met inbegrip van een opname met Stevie Wonder op leadvocals). De opnames voor het eerste album waren gedaan door de producers Ron Albert en Howard Albert maar die hielden er tijden de opnames van het tweede album door de slechte bandprestaties er halverwege mee op.Het album werd voltooid in Colorado en Los Angeles.Down the Road werd uiteindelijk geen slecht album maar haalde niet het niveua van hun eerste .

Een andere bijkomstigheid was de altijd aanwezige schaduw van Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Atlantic Records beschouwde Manassas meer als een side project van StephenStills en deed niet veel aan de promotie van de twee albums In 1973 kwam CSN&Y weer bij elkaar om een nieuw album op te nemen.Na afloop keerde Stephen weer terug naar Colorado om weer verder te gaan met Manassas ,maar het lukte niet meer om de band in de oude samenstelling bij elkaar te krijgen .Dallas Taylor was verslaafd aan de heroine,Fuzzy Samuels had geen interesse meer.De band deed nog twee kleine toertjes met bassist Kenny Passarelli maar het was de zwanezang van de band. Hillman werd een deel van de Souther-Hillman-Furay Band enStills ging op de solo tour met Donnie Dacus van Veronique Sanson's band, veteraan Russ Kunkel, en keyboarspeler Jerry Aiello.

Mooie registratie van het optreden van Manassas in het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw.De band ,met Stephen Stills in topvorm spelen een mix van Country ,Rock en Bluesgrass ,zowel elektrisch als akoustisch.Er is niet veel ,,live,,materiaal van Manassas,dus daarom is deze bijna drie uur set,verzamelt op twee cd,s


zaterdag 10 februari 2018

The Beatles at the Ed Sullivan Show (1964-1965)

 On this day 51 years ago, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
At 8 o’clock on February 9th 1964, America tuned in to CBS and The Ed Sullivan Show. But this night was different. 73 million people gathered in front their TV sets to see The Beatles’ first live performance on U.S. soil. The television rating was a record-setting 45.3, meaning that 45.3% of households with televisions were watching.

 At last, John, Paul, George and Ringo came onto the stage, opening with “All My Loving” to ear-splitting screeches from teenaged girls in the audience. The Beatles followed that hit with Paul McCartney taking the spotlight to sing, “Till There Was You.” During the song, a camera cut to each member of the band and introduced him to the audience by displaying his first name on screen.

                                         All My Lovin (February 9th 1964)

 A week later, the February 24th issue of Newsweek magazine’s cover featured a picture of The Beatles with the title, “Bugs About Beatles.” Inside, the review of The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show began, “Visually, they are a nightmare: tight, dandified, Edwardian/Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically, they are a near-disaster: guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah!”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments.” The article ended with the following prediction, “…the odds are they will fade away, as most adults confidently predict.”

                                                      Help ( September 12th, 1965)

 On September 12th, 1965, The Fab Four returned to the Ed Sullivan stage one last time. They played “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Act Naturally,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Yesterday,” and “Help!” This performance was taped in New York on August 14th, 1965, just one day before The Beatles kicked off their North American Tour with a concert at Shea Stadium that set the attendance record for an outdoor show at the time.

donderdag 8 februari 2018

Cees Meerman (23-8- 1950 - 13-9 2014) - Ice Cold Man

                             Random play ..willekeurige greep uit de verzamelinng...

                                                    Cees(Ani) Meerman R.I.P

Cees Meerman begon zijn carrière in het begin van de jaren zestig. Hij was een bekend gezicht in de plaatselijke rockscene. Zo speelde hij onder andere in de Zeeuwse bands The Lightnings, The Night Revellers en Minisink Townhouse. Ook maakte hij kort deel uit van de Haagse band Smyle.

Het meest bekend werd Cees Meerman natuurlijk als drummer van Wild Romance de band van Herman Brood .Samen met Danny Lademacher op gitaar en Freddy Cavalli zorgde hij voor het unieke rock & roll geluid van Nederland eind jaren 70

                             Ice Cold Man (E van Ligten/C Meerman)

Will Sophie - Slide,Henny van Bergen -drums,Peter van Straaten -bass,
Erwin van Ligten -guitar/vocals,Hans van Eyk -backing vocals,Cees Meerman- leadvocals

In de jaren negentig verruilt Cees Meerman het drumstel voor de zangmicrofoon. Een van de muzikanten die langere tijd met Meerman speelt, is gitarist Erwin "Ernie" van Ligten. Onder andere in de coverband KC Meerman, maar ook op het geheel akoestische album Up To You! dat Meerman & Van Ligten als duo opnemen (2007

vrijdag 2 februari 2018

Neil Young - Good to see you

                                           The Bridge School Benefit Concert1999

     Good to see you (album  Silver& Gold)

Silver & Gold is the twenty-fourth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on April 25, 2000. Many of these songs were written in the late 1990s, though the song "Silver & Gold," which by his own estimation, he had been trying to get "the take" for around ten years, was written in 1981.
The album was a nominee for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo at the 2001 Juno Awards. The album art is a photo taken by Neil's daughter Amber with the Game Boy Camera.[

donderdag 1 februari 2018

Foreinger (Unplugged) - Starrider ( 03-07-2010)

                            Foreigner - unplugged hr1-Live Lounge 2010-03-07
                            Gruener Saal Schlosshotel Kronberg, Germany


                       Mick Jones -Tom Gimbel - Kelly Hansen - Jeff Pilson

Foreigner is the self-titled debut studio album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released in 1977. It spun off a barrage of hit singles, including "Feels Like the First Time", "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way from Home". It also features album tracks such as "Headknocker" and "Starrider", the latter of which features a rare lead vocal from lead guitarist and co-founder Mick Jones. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios, London, but dissatisfied with result the album was re-mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios by Mick Jones and Jimmy Douglass.


dinsdag 30 januari 2018

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown (Live on SNL - 1976)

 "Lowdown" is a song originally recorded in 1976 by Boz Scaggs for his album, Silk Degrees. The song was co-written by Scaggs and David Paich. Keyboardist David Paich, along with fellow "Lowdown" session musicians bassist David Hungate, and drummer Jeff Porcaro, would later help form the band Toto.

nitially, Silk Degrees received a lukewarm commercial response and, similarly, the first single released from the album, "It's Over" just barely cracked the top 40 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking at #38. One day, however, a Cleveland R&B radio DJ began playing "Lowdown" straight off the album. This was during a time period when DJs had much more say in what got played.[3] Public response was very positive and soon Scaggs' record label, Columbia, sent the song to other R&B-oriented radio stations for airplay. It began receiving airplay on Top 40 Pop stations as well, and when it was officially released as a single in June 1976, it went on to become Scaggs' first major hit, eventually peaking at number three on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. It was also successful on the R&B and Disco Singles charts, peaking at number five on both. The song was also a major hit in Canada, peaking at number two. It was a minor hit in the UK, reaching #28. Scaggs is quoted as saying that the success of "Lowdown" was 'an accident' and that, even though it was their favorite from Silk Degrees, he and the others involved in the making of the song thought there 'wasn't a chance in hell' that the song would have been released as a single.[3] The single was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies and would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best R&B song of 1976.(Wikipedia)