A Change is Gonna Come and Leaving This Town are the same song and not affiliated with Sam Cooke’s song or the latter one a Beach Boy’s.
It is a Canned Heat Jam created by band.
Bob “The Bear” Hite – vocals, harmonica
Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson – guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Harvey “The Snake” Mandel – guitar
Larry “The Mole” Taylor – bass
Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra – drums
So Come Downtown And Enjoy It!
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” I have never heard any song in my life that the words ring out so prevalent today in 2011 as the year they were written in 1971, 40 years ago “.
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And Be Safe.
Will be thinking about the masses trying to get out of Irene’s path.
Cooder’s guitar says it all without a word spoken.
When you can get an instrument to play what you’re feeling inside and others hear it, you have more than accomplished yourself a true musician.
Written by John Mayall
Recorded July 12, 1969 – Fillmore East
Album title – THE TURNING POINT
John Mayall – vocals, harmonica, slide guitar, telecaster 6 string guitar, tambourine, mouth percussion
Jon Mark – acoustic finger-style guitar
Steve Thompson – bass guitar
Johnny Almond – tenor and alto saxophones, flutes, mouth percussion
This has to be my favorite Ralph Macchio movie and he never played a lick!
But this movie had some awesome Blues. Continue reading
Written By Neil Young
Album: Live at the Fillmore East recorded March 6-7, 1970.
Neil Young – guitar, vocals
Danny Whitten – guitar, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – electric piano
Billy Talbot – bass
Ralph Molina – drums, backing vocals
This was the first live release and last tour that featured Danny Whitten who died in 1972. The tour which included a stop in N.Y. for the Fillmore performances was to support their May 14, 1969 release of Young’s second album, ” Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ” and was the first album being backed by Crazy Horse.
Although Whitten wrote songs, played and contributed on more of Young’s albums and recorded one album with Crazy Horse in 1971.
Addicted to heroin during the recording of 1970 album ” After The Gold Rush ” Young dismissed the whole band before the album was finished and in 1972 ultimately it was Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina who fired Whitten from Crazy Horse.
“The Needle and the Damage Done” was actually Young’s expression for Whitten’s destruction of talent caused by his drug use. In Oct. of 1972 Young contacted Whitten for the final time wanting him for rhythm guitar for the upcoming tour behind Young’s “Harvest” album but was so drugged out of it he couldn’t even cut it during rehearsals. Young fired him on Nov. 18th, gave him a plane ticket and $50 dollars to get him back to L.A.
Later that night Danny Whitten O’D on Valiums and Vodka. Another sad ending to such a talented individual.
“Down By The River” was just one of many standards that to today Young still plays at his concerts. As far as I’m concerned everything he wrote and every performance he played on, at or with whom is a standard.
In reality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote the soundtrack of my adolescence. They never wrote or performed a bad song between the four of them.
Blues Worthy of a Reblog if ever I heard one.
via Longshot's Blog
Written by Eddie James “Son” House, Jr.
Written By Junior Walker, Harvey Fuqua and Willie Woods.
Originally Released in Sept. 1962 on the Harvey Label.
Junior Walker – Saxophone
Willie Woods – Guitar
Victor Thomas – Organ
James Graves – Drums
Re-Released on Tamla 1966
James Jamerson – Bass
Born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., Walker Smoked on Sax.
Cleo’s Mood is my favorite song from this group.
It’s a raw, seductive, sultry bump and grind number. A combination of Blues & Jazz.
I only wished the song could of gone longer like 30 Minutes. But I’ll take what I can get.
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Written by BB King
Recorded June 8, 1968 Live at the Carousel Ballroom (San Francisco, CA).
Peter Green – vocals, guitar
Jeremy Spencer – vocals, guitar
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums
Written by Arthur Hamilton.
Recorded March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York.
Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Hertzog Jr.
BS&T’s version was released off there second album in Dec. 1968.
In 1970 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the year.
David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder
All I can say is ” Lady Day ” certainly knew what she was talking about when she wrote this song. Every single word contained in it rings the absolute truth.
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Released off the Band of Gypsys Album in March of 1970.
This version was recorded at the Fillmore East 2nd show Jan. 1, 1970.
Jimi Hendrix – guitar, vocals
Buddy Miles – drums, backing vocals
Billy Cox – bass guitar, backing vocals
Written by Ian Anderson.
From Tull’s debut album ” This Was ” released in 1968.
Ian Anderson: Vocals, flute, mouth organ, harmonica, “claghorn”, piano
Mick Abrahams: Vocals, guitar, nine-string guitar
Clive Bunker: drums
Glenn Cornick: Bass guitar
Written by Muddy Waters
Arrangement – Humble Pie
Recorded in May 1971
Released in Nov. 1971
Steve Marriott: guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Peter Frampton: guitar, vocals
Greg Ridley: bass, vocals
Jerry Shirley: drums
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Recorded on March 14, 1969 at the Fillmore West.
Written By Nick Gravenites.
Recorded Feb. 12, 1969 at the Fillmore East.
This song applies everywhere today. It’s Flooding Everywhere right now.
Friday May 27, 2011
SE Michigan Counties Under Flood Warnings
Written and Composed by Rory Gallagher.
This song was off the “On The Boards” album released in Jan. 1970
Rory Gallagher – guitars, vocals, saxophone, harmonica
Richard “Charlie” McCracken – bass guitar
John Wilson – drums
Written by Chris Smither
Originally released in 1972 off the album ” Give It Up “
This performance was from 1995 ” Road Tested ”
Talk about some blue-eyed soul this mans sound epitomized it.
Born in Goodwill, Louisiana he wrote the song from having been raised and experienced those roots in the swamplands where he was born in 1943. Oak Grove, La. situated just west of the Mississippi River, it’s a land of cotton-fields, where polk salad grows wild and alligators lurk in moss-covered swamps.
And no better day then to highlight my favorite band. And the best version of the song in my opinion ever recorded.
This Version was Recorded in 1952 from his third session on Chess Records.
There are harp players and then there are HARP PLAYERS. You are listening to the Grand Master. And they didn’t get any better.
Why am I the target of all this pain and abuse!
Damn you’ve got that right, this line hit home deep down in the soul.