Archive for November, 2010

James Brown – Soul On Top

November 30, 2010

Looking for another reason why James Brown was called the hardest working man in show business? Consider that in 1969 Brown was recording some of the greatest earth shattering funk to ever hit the streets, both then and now, and throw in the fact that he was still touring relentlessly. Add to that the fact […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010

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Vault Discovery – Allman Brothers Fillmore East 1970

November 22, 2010

Valentine’s Day weekend at the Fillmore East in 1970 has long been regarded as a seminal moment in rock history. At least to those of us that have a propensity for long jam centered bands such as the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers. Dick’s Picks Vol. 4 featured three discs of the Dead’s finest […]

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Santana – Santana (Legacy Edition)

November 18, 2010

Man, I love me some early Santana! After creating a huge storm of tribal electricity at Woodstock in August of 1969, the band exploded into the collective consciousness of young music lovers everywhere. Their debut album was a lively, mostly improvisational affair that followed a very simple rule: play in the studio with the same […]

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Baby Face Willette – Stop and Listen

November 15, 2010

Had jazz organist Baby Face Willette continued on in this vein, he would have been considered one of the greats right up there with Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, and Big John Patton. Unfortunately this was not the case and Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette disappeared into jazz obscurity after only four albums under his own name. […]

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Jethro Tull – Madison Square Garden 1978 DVD

November 15, 2010

Back on our review of Bursting Out we mentioned that there was little to no live footage of Jethro Tull available outside of pesky trading circles. Well, we were partially right but now ever so wrong… Live at Madison Square Garden 1978 captures a smoking performance in front of a riotous New York City audience. […]

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Veterans Day – Thank You!

November 11, 2010

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Music News – The Doors Live in Vancouver 1970

November 10, 2010

The Doors – Live in Vancouver 1970 Sometime during their 1970 Roadhouse Blues tour, The Doors found themselves way up north in British Columbia, a far cry from their southern California LA roots. Recorded on June 6, 1970 at the Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver, The Doors Live in Vancouver 1970 finds the band […]

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Neil Young – Live at Massey Hall 1971

November 9, 2010

Well, the cold weather is finally creeping in for good. The kind of cold where you need a bit more than just a simple flannel shirt. Yes, it’s getting cold, but there’s always Neil Young and the warm glow of his acoustic guitar. I suggest some hot coffee, an early morning window, and this album… […]

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Measuring Distance by Music

November 8, 2010

If you’re going to be traveling during the upcoming holidays, chances are you’re going to be going just far enough to make it a long trip. Long for you may be hours, days, or simply 20 minutes, but still, you are going to get in that plane, train, or automobile and travel off into the […]

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