Joni Mitchell


Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight, August 29, 1970, by Tony Russell

Source: ew.com

Major crush… lol


Music Traveler

October 19 at 2:00 PM

Listen to what a saxophone with natural echo from pipeline does.

  • credits to Armin Küpper

Very cool!

HT to Willy Wiley.


102 y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time

Apr 20, 2015

UPDATE: Alice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. She spent the last day of her life in good spirits, enjoying listening to music and having her mail read to her. Thank you to all the thousands of fans who sent in cards, flowers, and art. You truly gave her deep joy and meaning in the last years of her life!

Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and on Broadway—with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia had been lost over the years.

After years of searching we found three “Soundies” Alice appeared in and were finally able to show them to her — she had never seen herself in motion in her life!

You can learn more about Alice at the little website we’ve set up for her: www.alicebarkernotbaker.com/

All of Alice’s films from this video are collected here: youtu.be/rpg5D0AAA2w

For more info about the dancers of the Harlem Renaissance, we recommend the lovely documentary “Been Rich All My Life” —several of the women in the film danced with Alice back in the day!

A little more about the who’s who here: “We” are friends of Alice who searched for the films and made this video. I’m David Shuff, a volunteer who visits the home with my therapy dog Katie, and have known Alice for 8 years. The woman in the video is Gail Campbell, a recreation therapist (and an amazing one at that!). She never gave up on finding Alice’s films, and uncovered the first piece of the puzzle that lead to us finding them — which was Alicia Thompson; a historian of black female performers who had been looking for Alice for years (her site is forclassicmovieloversonly.trip… and her YouTube channel is “MusicandDancing4Ever”). She told us that Alice was in films called ‘soundies’.

Using that clue I found jazz historian Mark Cantor of jazz-on-film.com and he was able to send us three of Alice’s soundies from his collection. Shortly afterwards Alicia got us a few more films.

This video was filmed on cellphones (and almost as an afterthought!) by my friends Darin Tatum and Tom Hunt.

This is so beautiful…



Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to perform in Hollywood’s most popular nightclub, The Mocambo, because of her race & body size. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner and explained that if he booked Ella, she would be there every night, which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every single night as promised. Ella said, “After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman, a little ahead of her time, and she didn’t even know it.”

— Vanessa Shan



Frank Zappa – Pygmy Twylyte/The Idiot Bastard Son/Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Live at The Roxy 1973)

Pierre Borduas
Jan 20, 2019

Released as part of the 1974 live LP Roxy & Elsewhere, “Pygmy Twylyte” was a regular feature during Frank Zappa’s 1973-1974 tour but never reappeared afterwards. The “original” version is a short (two minutes), fast-paced song with a twisted melody exploiting all of singer Napoleon Murphy Brock’s wide range. Lyrics make absolutely no sense: “Green hocker croakin’/In the Pygmy Twylyte/Crankin’ an’ a-coke’n/In the Winchell’s do-nut Midnite.” It roughly looks like a leftover leaf from Zappa’s “life on the road” songbook or maybe a drug-addict spoof similar to “It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal.” In any case, the lyrics are mostly irrelevant to the song — their role was to make Brock’s life as difficult as possible.

The Roxy version was recorded early in the tour and extensively overdubbed in the studio later. The performance included on You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, from a late-1974 show, is all the more significant. Lasting almost nine minutes, it is taken at a considerably slower tempo, in an altogether different key with more mutated vocals. More importantly, it features a whole new chunk of music as it indulges in a strange progressive disco vamp — and a guitar solo of course. The two available recordings could almost be seen as entirely different pieces if it were not for their shared set of lyrics. The fact that Zappa never performed the piece after 1974 turned “Pygmy Twylyte” into an obscure title.

I love this. You’ll never know how much I love this and the whole album and concert. Even though I didn’t get to go. This was a MAJOR influence on the teenage Ig.



Jaco Pastorius Band – “So What?” TV show Belgium (1985) [Remastered]

MalcoMix Fusion
Jan 19, 2020

Jaco Pastorius: Bass, Keys, Perc
Paco Sery: Drums
Jon Davis: Piano
Paul Mousavizadeh: Guitar
Azar Lawrence: Sax, Perc
Toots Thielemans: Harmonica *
Michel Hatzi Georgiou: Bass **

01. Dolphin Dance 00:00

02. If You Could See Me Now 10:59

03. drum solo 15:40

04. drum + sax solo19:38

05. Three Views of a Secret 25:51 *

06. bass solo 33:12

07. Continuum 33:45 **

08. America 37:18 **

09. Twins 41:40

10. Liberty City 42:51

Oh, man!


Fantabulous! Ain’t NObody like Jaco, man…



Guido Kämmerling to Frank Zappa

April 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

This is a private foto we shot on Zappa’s concert on the “Loreley” in germany, autumn 1984.

A beautiful photograph of our hero.



“Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs on Decca 18588 (1944)

Tim Gracyk
Jul 24, 2016

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn’t you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,

“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid’ll eat ivy too,
Wouldn’t you?”

Oh my God, I am so glad I found this… one of my most magnificent Mom’s favorites and it sure is one of mine, too!

And here’s a rendition by some pipers 🙂

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers 1944

May 6, 2012

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers. A nonsense song that was just fun to sing. I listened to this when I was a kid and never really knew the words, sort of made up my own. From a small group of early Capitol label 78s. Enjoy!

Just so darn wonderful. Those days of yore must’ve been a ton of fun…



The Hall Exeter

January 18, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Fred Astaire once called this “the greatest dance number ever filmed.” A clip from the movie “Stormy Weather” (1943) featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing “Jumpin Jive” with the Nicholas Brothers

If you have the Monday blues, this will sort it.

Redefining Spectacular!



Percival Mackey Dance Band

The Percival Mackey Dance Band tears the roof off the Jazz, sucker.

I dunno… it looks remarkably like Egyptian dancing and walking to me! Just sayin.’



Frank Zappa – Inca Roads (A Token Of His Extreme)

Eagle Rock
Aug 6, 2013

store.eagle-rock.com/title/a-t… DVD: smarturl.it/FrankZappaTokenDVD

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT and the Zappa Family Trust are pleased to announce the first official release of A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME, an original program created by FRANK ZAPPA for TV.
Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music.
The line-up exists of Frank Zappa—guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood—percussion; Tom Fowler—bass; Chester Thompson—drums.
The Program, as edited and thoroughly tweezed & produced by FZ for Honker Home Video includes these delights: The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat, Montana, Earl Of Duke (George Duke), Florentine Pogen, Stink-Foot, Pygmy Twylyte, Room Service, Inca Roads, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, A Token Of My Extreme.
Stereo Mixes Produced by Frank Zappa with Kerry McNabb at Paramount Studios, 1974. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2009
FZ: “This was put together with my own money and my own time and it’s been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It’s probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you’re gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it’s probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it.”- FZ appearing on the Mike Douglas Show, 1976
Because ‘Token’ has never been commercially released until now, it is one of the most sought after Frank Zappa programs.

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Frank Zappa’s UFO song with ancient civilizations, too… Frank was a wonderfully deep individual.

And… there’s Ruth! Such intensity of talent!



FRANK ZAPPA – The Illinois Enema Bandit

Feb 22, 2016

NOTE: The uploading of this video is not for profit. I own no rights on this album/song.

In deep respect to the artists, i want to share some pearls you won´t hear on the radio everyday…:) …if you like it, buy the fucking album !

From the live double album, Zappa in New York, originally released in 1977 on DiscReet Records.
This one is from the CD, released in 1995 on Rykodisc.

Frank Zappa – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Ray White – Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Eddie Jobson – Keyboards, Violin, Vocals
Patrick O’Hearn – Bass, Vocals
Terry Bozzio – Drums, Vocals
Ruth Underwood – Percussion, Synthesizer, and various humanly impossible Overdubs
Don Pardo – Sophisticated Narration
David Samuels – Timpani, Vibes
Randy Brecker – Trumpet
Mike Brecker – Tenor Sax, Flute
Lou Marini – Alto Sax, Flute
Ronnie Cuber – Baritone sax, Clarinet
Tom Malone – Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo

The Illinois Enema Bandit
I heard he`s on the loose
I heard he`s on the loose
Lord, the pitiful screams
Of all them college-educated women…
Boy, he`d just be tyin` `em up
( They`d be all bound down! )
Just be pumpin` every one of `em up with all the bag fulla
The Illinois Enema Bandit Juice
He just be pumpin` every one of `em up with all the bag fulla
The Illinois Enema Bandit Juice

( repeat )

The Illinois Enema Bandit
I heard it on the news
I heard it on the news
Bloomington Illinois…he has caused some alarm
Just sneakin` around there
From farm to farm
Got a rubberized bag
And a hose on his arm
Lookin` for some rustic co-ed rump
That he just might wanna pump

( repeat )

The Illinois Enema Bandit
Some day he`ll have to pay
Some day he`ll have to pay
The police will say “You`re under arrest!”
And the judge would have him for a special guest
The D.A. will order a secret test
And stuff his pudgy little thumbs in the side of his vest
Then they`ll put out a call for the jury folks
And the judge would say “no poo-poo jokes!”
Then they`ll drag in the bandit for all to see,
Sayin`”Don`t nobody have no sympathy…
And the Bandit might say, “Why is everybody always
pickin` on me?”

One girl shout: “Let the Bandit be!”

Another girl shout: “Let the fiend go free!”

The Bandit say: “It must be just what they all needs…”
etc. repeat

So, so deliciously good!

Just beyond masterful.



Harpo Marx and Louis Armstrong on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Swingin' at the Summit (1961)

Harpo Marx and Louis Armstrong on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Swingin’ at the Summit (1961)

Fabulous! Two geniuses, two heroes, captured in one shot.



The Solo Show
Indiara Sfair Harmonica Solo ??, Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds, June 14, 2018


Indiara Sfair Harmonica Improvisation

Wow, this is great!

Might open some eyes about harmonicas.



The Chicken (Studio Version)

Will Trigg
Published on Nov 5, 2012

“Soul Intro/The Chicken” by Jaco Pastorius Got this off the album “Ultimate Jaco Pastorius”

The Joy of Jaco.




New York Mary circa 1973. Rick Petrone on bass, Bruce Johnstone on sax and Joe Corsello on drums. Photo possibly by Steve Sechi.

Rick is my cousin.

I never got to see them play.

But so few people like me at all…

New York Mary – South Philly Willy

Published on Feb 26, 2017

from the 1975 album New York Mary, jazz fusion

New York Mary – Shooby

Published on Feb 26, 2017

From the 1975 album New York Mary

A JazzMan Dean Upload – New York Mary – Sunrise – Jazz Fusion

Dean Moore
Published on May 4, 2011

New York Mary – Sunrise – Jazz Fusion

The band’s Wiki page New York Mary



Frank is a true hero and was unfortunately far too advanced for most people’s comprehension.

We Frank lovers stick together.



YGH3 – Alberto Barrero – The night’s soul

Published on Feb 28, 2010

Actuación del guitarrista Alberto Barrero (Guareña Badajoz) el día 27 de Febrero de 2010 en la final del concurso para guitarristas Yamaha Guitar Hero (Tercera Edición) organizado por Yamaha Ibérica. Más info: www.yamahaguitarhero.com www.yamaha.es imt-musica.blogspot.com
Performance by guitarist Alberto Barrero (Guareña Badajoz) on February 27, 2010 in the final of the Yamaha Guitar Hero competition (Third Edition) organized by Yamaha Ibérica.

“Thanks Tim” by Alberto Barrero

Alberto Barrero
Published on May 28, 2014

From “The Night’s Soul” ( www.albertobarrero.bandcamp.com ). More info about me: facebook.com/alberto.barr… and facebook.com/AlbertoBarre…

This great man is most definitely one with his guitar! Alberto never fails to delight and awe.