Posts Tagged ‘soul’

‘MONTEREY POP’, documental online.

diciembre 23, 2009

Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D. A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Among Pennebaker’s several camera operators were fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles. The painter Brice Marden has an “assistant camera” credit, and Bob Neuwirth, who figured prominently in Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, acted as stage manager. Titles for the film were by the illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Featured performers include Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Hugh Masekela, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Mamas & the Papas, The Who (who destroy their instruments at the end of “My Generation”), and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, whose name-sake set his guitar on fire during “Wild Thing”.

Songs featured in the film, in order of appearance:

  1. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Combination of the Two*)
  2. Scott McKenzie (San Francisco*)
  3. The Mamas & The Papas (Creeque Alley* & California Dreamin)
  4. Canned Heat (Rollin’ & Tumblin’)
  5. Simon & Garfunkel (The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy))
  6. Hugh Masekela (Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song))
  7. Jefferson Airplane(High Flyin’ Bird & Today)
  8. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Ball & Chain)
  9. Eric Burdon & The Animals (Paint It Black)
  10. The Who (My Generation)
  11. Country Joe & The Fish (Section 43)
  12. Otis Redding (Shake & I’ve Been Loving You Too Long)
  13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Wild Thing)
  14. The Mamas & The Papas (Got a Feelin’)

* = Studio version, played over film footage of pre-concert activity.


noviembre 4, 2009

Concerto de James Brown no prestixioso festival de jazz de Montreux de Canadá na sua edición de 1981.


1) Payback
2) It’s Too Funky In Here
3) Gonna Have A Funky Good Time
4) Try Me
5) Get On The Good Foot
6) It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
7) Prisoner Of Love
8) I Got The Feelin’
9) Hustle (Dead On It)
10) Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
11) I Got You (I Feel Good)
12) Please, Please, Please
14) Sex Machine

‘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.


agosto 31, 2009

Aquí vos deixo un especial do programa musical inglés Ready, Steady, Go! onde fan un repaso ás actuacións que tiveron ocasión de presenciar dos artistas do selo de música negra por excelencia: Motown.

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas join Dusty Springfield for a live performance of Wishin’ And Hopin’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

Dusty Springfield (accompanied by Martha and the Vandellas) sings ‘Can’t Hear You No More’. The Supremes sing ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’. The Temptations sing ‘My Girl’. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas sing ‘Dancing In The Street’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

The Supremes sing ‘Shake’, followed by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas with ‘Nowhere To Run’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. Introduced by Dusty Springfield. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

A live Motown medley with The Supremes (Baby Love), Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (You Really Got A Hold On Me), Stevie Wonder (I Call It Pretty Music…), The Temptations (The Way You Do The Things You Do), Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Heatwave), Dusty Springfield (You Lost The Sweetest Boy), Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (Ooo Baby Baby). With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

More live Motown medley with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (Shop Around), The Supremes (Where Did Our Love Go). Followed by the finale ‘Mickey’s Monkey’ with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, and everyone else joining in: The Supremes, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

**Historical notes**:
This special was mainly Dusty Springfield’s idea, to promote the Motown music and artists to a wider audience in Britain. Dusty was an occasional presenter of the weekly TV pop show Ready Steady Go (which had the tag line… The Weekend Starts Here). She was a big fan of Motown music, and suggested the idea for this special to Vicki Wickham, recording artists manager and RSG’s producer at Rediffusion.
This followed the Motown artists first tour of Britain in March 1965, which had suffered poor ticket sales and played to half empty theatres. The timing of the tour proved to be too early. The Motown artists were not well known in Britain (apart from the ‘in’ crowd) due to limited exposure on UK radio at the time. But the bosses at Rediffusion TV had to be persuaded to allow this special to be made. It’s thought that it was Dusty Springfield’s inclusion in the show which sealed it – but still a brave decision for the time. The TV special was very successful and is historically important as it did a lot to popularise Motown with a mass audience in the UK. If this TV special had been made before the tour, rather than after the tour – it could have made a big difference to ticket sales.

Let’s hope that this show (and other surviving RSG footage) one day gets a DVD release. It’s now been over 20 years since anything’s been heard or seen of these shows. The “Rediffusion London” TV station ceased to exist after July 1968, when the franchise for commercial TV in the London region changed. Sadly, only a handful of their music shows have survived. Most of the RSG shows are now lost to history.

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles sing ‘Ooo Baby Baby’. Dusty Springfield duets with Martha Reeves and The Vandellas on ‘Wishin And Hopin’. The Temptations sing ‘It’s Growing’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From The Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

Stevie Wonder sings ‘Kiss Me Baby’, with the Earl Van Dyke Sextet, on the Sound Of Motown, 1965 RSG TV special, introduced by Dusty Springfield. And from an earlier 1964 RSG show, Marvin Gaye sings ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’ and ‘Can I Get A Witness’. Ready Steady Go! from the Wembley (1965) and Kingsway (1964) TV studios of Rediffusion London

‘JANIS: A FILM’, documental online.

agosto 12, 2009

‘Janis: A Film’ é un documental dirixido por Howard Alk en 1974 que trata sobre a vida da maravillosa Janis Joplin, podemos ver dende actuacións en directo pasando por sesións de gravación ou entrevistas e coñeceremos os tristes segredos desta mártir da historia da música popular.


‘tibetan freedom concert 1996’, documental online.

mayo 22, 2009

Tibetan Freedom Concert é un festival de música para apoiar a independencia do Tibet respecto a China. Dende 1996 ata 2001 o festival celebrouse nas codades de San Francisco (1996), New York (1997), Washington (1998), Amsterdam, Wisconsin, Sidney e Tokio (1999), e Tokio (2001).

Éste que nos ocupa é un documental dirixido por Sarah Pirozeck sobre a primeira ediciónque tivo lugar os días 15 e 16 de xuño no Golden Gate Park de San Francisco diante de unhas 100.000 persoas e no cal actuaron: 

The Smashing Pumpkins, Chaksam-pa, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Pavement, Cibo Matto, Biz Markie, Richie Havens, John Lee Hooker, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth, Beck, Foo Fighters, Björk, De La Soul, The Fugees, Buddy Guy, The Skatalites, Yoko Ono/Ima.

‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut’, documental online.

mayo 22, 2009

Woodstock is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. The film was directed by Michael Wadleigh and was edited by (amongst others) Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing. It received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, as well as a nomination for Best Sound. The film was also screened at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition. The Official Director’s Cut, spanning 225 minutes, was released in 1994. There is also a solo DVD release of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. VH1 Classic occasionally airs the Director’s Cut version of the documentary. In 1996, Woodstock was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

No. Artista Canción
1.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Long Time Gone”
2.* Canned Heat “Going Up the Country”
3.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Wooden Ships”
4. Richie Havens “Handsome Johnny”
5. “Freedom” / “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
6. Canned Heat “A Change Is Gonna Come” **
7. Joan Baez “Joe Hill”
8. “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”
9. The Who “We’re Not Gonna Take It” / “See Me, Feel Me”
10. “Summertime Blues”
11. Sha-Na-Na “At the Hop”
12. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band “With a Little Help from My Friends”
13.   “Crowd Rain Chant”
14. Country Joe and the Fish “Rock and Soul Music”
15. Arlo Guthrie “Coming Into Los Angeles”
16. Crosby, Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
17. Ten Years After “I’m Going Home”
18. Jefferson Airplane “Saturday Afternoon” / “Won’t You Try” **
19. “Uncle Sam’s Blues” **
20. John Sebastian “Younger Generation”
21. Country Joe McDonald “FISH Cheer / Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-to-Die-Rag”
22. Santana “Soul Sacrifice”
23. Sly and the Family Stone “Dance To The Music” / “I Want To Take You Higher”
24. Janis Joplin “Work Me, Lord” **
25. Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” (creditada como “Voodoo Chile” no filme) **
26. “The Star-Spangled Banner”
27. “Purple Haze”
28. “Woodstock Improvisation” **
29. “Villanova Junction”
30.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Woodstock” / “Find the Cost of Freedom”

*) créditos de abertura e finais (sen imaxes das actuacións)
**) ausente da versión orixnal, aparece na versión do director.

‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me’, online.

abril 27, 2009

Documental realizado en 2001 polo grego Nicholas Triandafyllidis no que se retrata a vida e a carreira dese freak que se fixo chamar Screamin’ Jay Hawkins a través dos testimonios de seus amigos ou a xente que o coñeceu.

Inclúe entrevistas a (coidado que a asusta): Bo Diddley, Rudi Potrudi (The Fuzztones), Diamanda Galás, Arthur Brown, Eric Burdon ou o cineasta Jim Jarmusch entre outros.


the beatles vs. the supremes.

abril 27, 2009

‘I Feel Fine’ foi escrito por John Lennon e lanzadouse como single (o séptimo da banda de Liverpool) en novembro de 1964, o cal desplazou a ‘Little Red Rooster’ de The Rolling Stones do número 1 das listas británicas.

Un ano despois Diana Ross e as súas Supremes cantarían unha espectacular versión do tema nun programa da televisión americana.


‘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.