Posts Tagged ‘blues’


febrero 22, 2010

Home video dos Cows, banda lideraba por Shannon Selberg que fusionaba o noise, o punk e o blues coma ninguén. Éste concerto foi gravado no CBGB de New York en 1995 e incluído despois no VHS Nuggets And Doozies.


octubre 29, 2009

Concerto do dúo americano de hard blues The Black Keys gravado o 24 de outubro de 2003 no Emo’s Club de Austin, Texas.

Setlist: Hard Row, Thickfreakness, Busted, Them Eyes, Breaks, Set You Free, Do The Rump, I’ll Be Your Man, Have Love Will Travel, No Trust, & No Fun. Encore: Everywhere I Go & Heavy Soul.

‘THE BEAT ROOM SPECIAL 1964’, online.

octubre 12, 2009


Breve recopilación das mellores actuacións que pasaron polo programa the Beat Room da televisión inglesa e na que podemos disfrutar das presentacións de Tom Jones, Julie Rogers, The Kinks, Wayne Gibson & The Dynamic Sounds, John Lee Hooker e The Syndicats.


septiembre 8, 2009

Documental emitido pola BBC en 1997 sobre a vida musical e persoal do enigmático Don Van Vliet, máis coñecido polo seu seudónimo Captain Beefheart. O filme está narrano polo mesmísimo John Peel e inclúe entrevistas ao propio Van Vliet, Frank Zappa ou Ry Cooder entre outros.

‘rock n’ roll: the early days’, documental online.

abril 27, 2009

Documental dirixido por Patrick Montgomery en 1984 e no cal se repasa os comezos do rock n’ roll. Nel podemos ver actuacións de Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry  ou Jerry Lee Lewis entre outros.

Nina Simone ‘Live in 1961-1962’, online.

abril 25, 2009

Nina Simone Live in 1961-1962. Includes two rare early performances captured live in 1961-1962 Nina Simone has always been hard to classify. The “High Priestess of Soul” was trained as a classical pianist, but branched out early into pop, gospel, jazz and blues, playing and singing everyone’s compositions and writing many of her own. At 28 years old, she had already been seen in many clubs and had recorded several LPs when in 1961-62 she agreed to be filmed, without audience, in a New York City studio. On the1961 date, Nina Simone, on piano and vocals is accompanied by Bobby Hamilton (percussion), Chris White (bass) and Al Schackman (guitar). This is the same group that had backed her at the Newport Jazz Festival the year before.In 1962 she headed back to the studio and performs with Montego Joe (congas), Lisle Atkinson (bass), Paul Palmieri (guitar), and Warren Smith (percussion). At that time, she was playing with this group of musicians at the New York City jazz venue The Village Gate. Selections include: Sunday in Savannah, I’ll Look Around, When I Was in My Prime, Zungo (a Nigerian chain gang song taught her by the great drummer Babatunde Olatunji), For All We Know, Strawberry Woman, Crab Man…, I Loves You, Porgy (from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess) and some jazz improvisation.These are two rare performances, captured live, that every Nina Simone fan will treasure


‘black music in america: from then til now’, online.

abril 23, 2009

Short documentary featuring lots of rare footage from great live musical performances by Louis Armstrong (in Ghana), Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith etc.

YouTube description:
This tremendous educational documentary from the mid-1970’s examines the priceless contributions of African-Americans to musical heritage, so closely tied to their unique history in the United States. From Africa upon slave ships captive immigrants brought with them melodies, cadences and rhythms that inarguably gave rise to music considered ‘modern’ today.

Beginning with the genius Louis Armstrong’s triumphant return to Ghana in the late 1950’s, we trace the evolution of music from West Africa to the Virginia colonies of the early 1600’s. Over the next 400 years, as this distinct root of American culture takes hold, incredible clips of filmed performances by Mahalia Jackson, Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, and Duke Ellington illustrate the black experience.

Contemporary musicians such as Nina Simone, BB King, Cannonball Adderly (w/ Joe Zawinal – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy), and Sly & the Family Stone, along with a funky-ass filmed number from an as-yet-undocumented-on-the-internet off-Broadway production called “The Me Nobody Knew” punctuate the memory of the past, the spontaneity of the moment and determination for the future.