At first trumpeter Davis is tentative, but by the end he's leagues ahead at the band's own game. It was like…this is what freedom means. He had built a reputation around his live shows, and when it came time to illustrate the point on record, he thought big: assembling 40 songs spanning Hollywood gin joints to Jersey arenas, boardwalk hood rat to Rambo Bruce, filling five LPs or three CDs.
Steppin' Out was the original title of this triple-vinyl distillation of the Dead's first extended European tour. With Bill Kreutzmann masterfully drumming alone following the resignation of Mickey Hart, and augmented the previous fall by Keith Godchaux's elegant piano, the Dead leaned toward the pared-down sound they'd perfected on their previous studio albums, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.
The Dead's best-selling live album also marked the group's final recording with singer-keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who died the following year. These nine songs from the iconic, guitar-charring show have appeared in many editions, first as the incomplete Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival , a wonderfully strange split album which contained about half of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's set and all of Otis Redding's.
Joe Gross. The concept of Ya-Ya's was just to document their brilliant sound: "It's about as un-tampered with as possible," Keith Richards said. Live, every part of the band was louder and meaner; never before had drummer Charlie Watts sounded so sure of himself. Bassist Bill Wyman to Goldmine : "The Stones were a better live band then any other band at that time….
Me and Charlie were really always on the ball, always straight, always together and had it down. If we had our shit together we got it right. The concert took place six years after the rock icon's career plummeted after the public learned he had married his year-old cousin, but at age 28, Lewis was at a musical peak. Kory Grow. The four nights in November, that John Coltrane and various lineups of his group were recorded at a Manhattan club yielded a lot more music than the three tracks here — most of his subsequent album, Impressions , was drawn from those gigs, too.
But Live! At the Village Vanguard is an argument as much as it is an album. At the time, the jazz world was bitterly divided over whether what John Coltrane's extended, discursive soloing was brilliant innovation or, as one review called the album, "musical nonsense…being peddled in the name of jazz. At the Village Vanguard puts it more bluntly: We are the train to the future, and you'd better chase us.
Douglas Wolk. On this January night in , performing for a black audience in a packed Miami club, he let his raw, soulful side break free "don't fight it," he tells the audience, "we're gonna feel it". Cooke's connection with the rapturous crowd is electric, the band swings like crazy and his versions of classics like "Having A Party" and "Bring It On Home To Me" rock as hard anything else going at the time. The album was finally released 20 years later to critical acclaim.
Jon Dolan. By the end of , Cheap Trick had three albums on the shelves and a great catalog of songs like "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me," but they'd yet to attract a big audience in America. They did have a huge following in Japan and were treated like the Beatles when they arrived in April of that year, leading to a wild night of music at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. Originally released solely in Japan, the label wisely released it in America after radio stations began playing the live version of "I Want You to Want Me" and import copies began selling at hugely inflated prices.
Bob Dylan going electric at Newport's sister festival gets all the lore, but Muddy Waters beat him to the plugged-in punch by five years. At the height of the folk revival, the Chicago electric-blues icon brought an amped-up, scarifying-ly powerful combo into Newport Jazz Festival. Between Waters' bull-roar voice, stinging guitar and swinging band, nobody could stand still, not even Muddy — during "I've Got My Mojo Working," he left the mike long enough to do a twirl with harmonica player James Cotton as the crowd shrieked.
For a finale, poet Langston Hughes wrote "Goodbye Newport Blues" on the spot, and pianist Otis Spann sang it because Waters was too worn out from "Mojo" to sing anything further. At Newport quickly became a guidebook for young blues-rock enthusiasts: Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were among those paying close attention. It's like 60 Minutes on acid. The audience would keep coming back. Strip away the fuzz and bluster and Nirvana were nothing but raw emotion. For a taping of MTV's Unplugged series, they gave the most legendary performance of their brief career, stripping down deep cuts and select covers to acoustic guitars, softly played drums and Kurt Cobain's gravelly, heartbreaking voice.
In the three decades before its official release in , this was the most famous live bootleg around, breeding both mythology a heckler calls Dylan "Judas"; Dylan yells back, "I don't believe you!
You're a liar! In fact, he opened the show, like every show on that tour, with an acoustic set. Love Won't Come Easy. Never Give Up. Far Away Land. Somebody's Stolen My Girl. Oh Oh Natty Dread. Fighting You're Brethren. Woman of Assylum. What a Gathering. Sensie Man.
Love on the Highway. A Man Is King. In addition to the lyrical strengths, the music itself is full of emotion and playfulness, with the players locked into a solid groove on each number. Considering that popular rock music was entering the somnambulant disco era as Natty Dread was released, the lyrical and musical potency is especially striking.
Marley was taking on discrimination, greed, poverty, and hopelessness while simultaneously rallying the troops as no other musical performer was attempting to do in the mid-'70s.
H's an unsung hero who made his mark on the music's development, and yet still awaits due recognition - a situation that should now change once this reissue has reminded people of what a fine singer he is, and how the label he shared with Jah Lloyd back in the seventies released such timeless material. After singing at school, he made his start in the business singing with a little-known vocal group called the Tots, who recorded their debut The Earth Is The Fullness for Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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