WOODSTOCK 40TH ANNIVERSARY
ALL BLUES AND NOTHING BUT THE BLUES. PARTS 1-4
Big Brother and the Holding Company Guitarist James Gurley Dead.
Eddie Fisher ~ One of the Greatest Singers.
Tuesday Tarantella ~ Italian Songs of the Day ~ Italian East Side Detroit Style ~
A Ton More Music Under the Bits & Pieces Tab.
My Idol of a Singer is ” Sassy ” Sarah Vaughan. Nobody could come close to these set of pipes. The smooth vibrato, the phrasing and range this Lady possessed. She could go from the highest of high to the lowest of low keys of voice without missing a beat. Her version of ” Lady Day” Billy Holiday’s Lover man is what got me hooked on Sassy. I was 14 years old.
And from my generation of ” Woodstock ” came the one of the best Blues singers of all time. Janis Joplin. With her own Unique Raspy sound and Style, to this day know one could ever compare.
But the Lady whose song is playing in my opinion was the BEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. Judy Garland.
She did it ALL. Sing, Dance, Act, Perform … and did it all straight from the depths of her Soul. This wasn’t just some normal ordinary talent. Judy sang with so much conviction, power and excitement she made you believe by time you got through listening to her songs. You could jump up and do it as well. Judy Garland’s Talent was beyond Staggering and Awesome. It was just so completely heartbreaking and damn sad that she just never really realized how beyond good she actually was. She honestly didn’t see it. But we did and
“ SHE WAS THAT GOOD “.
The Man that got Away ~ from A Star is Born is my very favorite from her.
I was blessed to have come into the world in 1957. I got the best of both worlds. From the Doo Wop of the 50s, into the 1960s sound known as ” MOTOWN ” a sound recognized around this whole world. ( And I was born just 3 blocks from Hitsville ). The British Invasion & Woodstock era. But I got to taste and more than enjoy my Parents generation of Big Bands and Masterful Singers of their era as well. Sinatra, Basie, Duke, Fitzgerald, Coletrane, Damone, Martin, and on and on.
We don’t have ” MUSIC ” anymore. Not what I define as music anyway. Your getting a sample taste of it as you read this. No these days are long gone probably never to be seen again. But we had them. And Thank God for Vinyl, 8 Tracks, Cassette and now Cd’s. Although I still prefer Vinyl scratches and all. Because it is what defined the honest to God sound of REAL MUSIC.
2 responses to “MUSIC”
I am a 27-year-old writer from Italy, author of the book “The Who: A Million Little Memories”, which was published in Italy in September 2018 by “Arcana” publisher.
It is a philological book about The Who made of hundreds of tales, anecdotes I have been told directly by those who were related with the band from 1964 to 1978: close friends, promoters, photographers, fans.
This work also features hundreds of never seen before pictures and memorabilia I have been given by people’s private archives. I have seen you posted some photos taken at the Fillmore West and I would be glad to know if you have more which you have not uploaded yet, in order to use them in the forthcoming English edition of my book. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Glad you enjoyed the Fillmore blogs. Sadly since some of the browsers have disabled video’s meant to auto play I placed on blogs I have been writing less and less music ones. And the fact that I’m still using windows XP so in reality I cannot even get to some of the blogs that have extensive video’s posted at all. The computer freezes. So can’t see the video’s missing that need to be replaced.
But to your question I personally don’t have any pictures from The Who. Any of the Friday at the Fillmore blogs or any others featuring the Fillmore East and West were searched via any search engine I could find on the artists/bands I was writing on at the time.
If I were you I would go to Worthpoint.com that displays any photo sold via Ebay (just put in The Who band in search bar of site), use Etsy or just plain use every European and American search engines. I have found the rarest of political photo’s as well in music just by mixing up certain words or phrases with the bands or people of your choice.
If I think of any other sites or come across myself in searching something that I think will be beneficial to your project I certainly will contact you.
But I will leave you with an excellent one taken at the infamous Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Mi. found on this link. http://historicdetroit.org/galleries/grande-ballroom-old-photos/