Music

Yesterday – Roy Clark

wilsonezaz
Published on Sep 1, 2007

Roy Clark – Yesterday When I Was Young

This song… this song describes my life to a T. And I swear I never met the composer.

From Guitar Player, where I heard this news just now:

Roy Clark, Country Guitarist and ‘Hee-Haw’ Host, Dies at 85

The legendary country guitarist succumbed to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

by Jackson Maxwell

Roy Clark, country guitarist, co-host of the long-running TV series Hee Haw and Country Music Hall of Fame member, has died at the age of 85. Clark succumbed to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, accordingto publicist Sandy Brokaw.

Clark, an incredibly gifted string musician, made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17. In 1960, Clark opened for Wanda Jackson in Las Vegas, and would go on to co-headline in Lake Tahoe with Andy Griffith and appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in the years that followed.

In 1963, he had his first Top Ten hit with his somber version of Bill Anderson’s “Tips of My Fingers.” Six years later, he scored a second Top Ten hit with “Yesterday, When I Was Young,” and became the co-host, with Buck Owens, of Hee Haw. First airing from 1969-1971, and again in syndication from 1971-1993, Hee Haw became an iconic country music touchstone, and more than 600 episodes of the show were produced in total.

Throughout Hee Haw‘s long run, Clark maintained his fruitful solo career, earning further Top Ten hits with “I Never Picked Cotton” and “If I Had It to Do All Over Again.” Clark also displayed his six (or, in the case of his cover of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky, 12)-string prowess with his instrumental covers of pieces like “Malagueña.”

In 1982, Clark won a Grammy for best Country Instrumental Performance for “Alabama Jubilee,” and opened his own theater in Branson, Missouri the following year. Performing at storied venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow, Clark remained a popular touring act as late as the 2000s.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle, a longtime fan and friend of Clark’s, requested that Clark perform “Yesterday, When I Was Young” at his funeral, a promise Clark kept when Mantle died in 1995.

Clark is survived by extensive family and his wife of 61 years, Barbara. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Roy Clark – Malaguena (The Odd Couple)

Scott H
Published on May 12, 2012

Roy Clark working for CBS with Tony Randall & Jack Klugman. A wild take on an old classic.

Sweet. The man could play anything, man…

Roy Clark “Ghost Riders in the Sky” ~ smoking on fire hot!!! (Branson 1990s)

BringBackMyYesterday
Published on May 6, 2017

From BringBackMyYesterday: Roy Clark is Live in Branson here in the 1990s! With funny intro, too. Turn UP the volume & enjoy! ABOUT ROY’S GUITAR: “It’s the deluxe version of the Breadwinner called the Deacon. Clear gloss finish on mahogany, Mother of Pearl inlay, fret board edge banding and one of the first production guitars with an on-board active pre-amp. Ovation built these between ’73 and ’84.” –Info kindly shared by WhiteLantern in the Comments below. BTW, if you subscribe to this channel & select “Notifications”, you’ll get notified by YouTube as soon as we post new videos. P.S. We don’t monetize this channel or benefit in any way from ads, etc. We love reading your comments and especially enjoy the stories from fans who have met Mr. Roy Clark!

I think astounding is a good word for it, eh?

Roy Clark And The Whole Hee Haw Gang – The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka

When The Cowboy Sings
Published on Sep 21, 2017

Hee Haw Roy Clark And The Whole Hee Haw Gang The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka live On Hee Haw When The Cowboy Sings facebook www.facebook.com/WesternSwing… When The Cowboy Sings website whenthecowboysings.es/ KWC Americana Radio Station kwcamericanars.com/

Oh Lord… sadness… well, I guess we all gotta go when our final orders come in. Nobody gets out alive.

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Roy Orbison and Claudette aboard their boat in Hendersonville, Tennessee, sometime in 1961.

Source: rockincountryblues

rootsmusicandamericana reblogging retropopcult’s reblog.

Whoa! Firstly I am so glad to learn that Roy found someone! That’s fabulous. And secondly I dont believe I have ever seen him without his sunglasses! This is a rare pic!

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George Harrison, wearing a George Harrison t-shirt, on the 1974 Dark Horse tour.

via soundsof71

George is a Super Hero to me… not only because he was a Beatle and a fantastic guitarist, but also because of his intellect and philosophy and the fact that he was a certified car nut in the extreme. Love!

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Mungo Jerry – Hello Nadine

Mungo Jerry
Published on Jan 16, 2015

Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry performing Hello Nadine

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WaHey, man, never heard this one before!

Dig it.

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Roy Buchanan – I Am A Lonesome Fugitive

Andreas Misund Berntsen
Published on Dec 6, 2010

From the album Roy Buchanan

An old classic from the inimitable guitar virtuoso, Roy Buchanan.

Roy Buchanan – Train Blues (Live)

ROYBUCHANANVEVO
Published on Jan 17, 2014

Music video by Roy Buchanan performing Train Blues.

Beyond stunning.

Way beyond.

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Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie Original B&W

luckyjim1000
Published on Nov 16, 2009

Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie

Ooh I do so love this song and the fabulous Tony Joe White, God rest his Soul.

Only Tony could perform this song properly.

Rockin’ Heaven, he is, no doubt!

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Peter Green – The End of the Game ( Full Album ) 1970

FABTBIRDS BLUES
Published on Jan 6, 2016

Peter Green – The End of the Game ( Full Album ) 1970

Track listing

All tracks composed by Peter Green

01 “Bottoms Up” – 9:05

02 “Timeless Time” – 2:37

03 “Descending Scale” – 8:17

04 “Burnt Foot” – 5:16

05 “Hidden Depth” – 4:54

06 “The End of the Game” – 5:08

Personnel

Peter Green – guitar
Zoot Money – piano
Nick Buck – keyboards
Alex Dmochowski – bass guitar
Godfrey Maclean – drums, percussion

I do not own anything all rights reserved to Peter Green, this video is for entertainment purposes only, i own nothing!

Revel in the genius of the Lord God of guitar as he sets new standards for The Blues.

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Joe Satriani – Satch Boogie (from Satriani LIVE!)

Joe Satriani
Published on Jul 21, 2017

Music video by Joe Satriani performing Satch Boogie. (C) 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT vevo.ly/f3KB50

Ahhh, it’s Joe’s signature tune, a wild whirling dervish of guitar mastery and musical thrills.

Dig it.

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I’m a Bad Luck Woman – Nanda Moura – Mauro Samuel

Mauro Samuel
Published on Oct 20, 2018

A classic blues song by Memphis Minnie. My dear Nanda Moura on vocals.

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ooh, I’ve not heard Nanda before! She is super! Thank you, Mauro!

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973 – BB King Called This His Best Performance

David Hoffman
Published on Aug 6, 2013

This entire film is a must-see. Get it at www.createspace.com/204634. To reach me re my film, send me an email to [email protected] David Hoffman – filmmaker

Well, it sure is mighty fine… that’s for damn sure!

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didn’t It Rain

LosGrollos
Published on Nov 10, 2013

Live Performance of Rosetta Tharpe with ‘Didn’t It Rain’ anno 1964 in Manchester, England as part of The British Tours of “The American Folk Blues Festival.”

You can buy the whole DVD with the British Tours 1963 to 1966 via www.allmusic.com/album/america… www.amazon.com/American-Folk-B…

“The Godmother of Rock and Roll! A true American pioneer and trailblazing legend.” – Joe Bonamassa

Can’t argue with that! This is Joe’s Video of the Week and I am exceptionally happy that it is! An incredible voice… and and incredible guitar player. You’ll see…

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Fleetwood Mac Peter Green – Black Magic Woman (Live Boston Tea Party) 1970

rowfant123
Published on Sep 18, 2011

Fleetwood Mac Live At The Boston Tea Party 1970

Ah yes, the Lord God and band. This is the original Black Magic Woman, as written by Peter Green and performed by the wealth of Blues awesomeness that was the original Fleetwood Mac. Some absolutely delicious guitar throughout by the prodigal genius of Danny Kirwan with a solo and counterpoint with Peter. Sublime to the maximum possible level of sublimity.

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PETER GREEN – THE ROBERT JOHNSON SONGBOOK

GeraldoNX4
Published on Jul 2, 2014

00:00 When You Got a Good Friend

02:47 32-20 Blues

05:42 Phonograph Blues

09:10 Last Fair Deal Gone Down

11:54 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues

15:12 Walkin’ Blues

18:19 Love in Vain Blues

23:07 Ramblin’ on My Mind

26:07 Stones in My Passway

29:04 Me and the Devil Blues

32:06 Honeymoon Blues

34:39 I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom

38:00 If I Had Possession over Judgment Day

41:41 Sweet Home Chicago

Peter Green — guitars, vocals, harmonica
Nigel Watson — guitars, vocals
Neil Murray — bass guitar
Roger Cotton — piano
Larry Tolfree — drums
Street Angels ’98 — backing vocals

Pure joy. No more, no less.

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Joe Bonamassa “Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should” Redemption

JoeBonamassaTV
Published on Sep 4, 2018

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A fabulous song about a problem that so many people share. So many…

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TEXAS BURNING with Carolyn Wonderland: “I Live Alone With Someone”

texasburning
Published on Jul 17, 2011

Guitar-goddess Carolyn Wonderland opens her set with a bluesy rocker that includes a searing guitar solo. Song was one of ten included “Texas Burning: A Lone Star Salute to Our Troops” HD concert special currently airing nationally on PBS. Includes introduction by Mattson Rainer of KNBT 92.1 FM.

Mistress of the Telecaster! And an absolutely killer voice to go with it. Goddess!

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Joe Bonamassa – “Distant Lonesome Train” – Official Music Video

JoeBonamassaTV
Published on Sep 23, 2016

Jam packed with filthy licks and driven be a mean, iron riff, Joe Bonamassa’s latest music video from his Blues of Desperation album is infused with the spirit of blues rock. Haunting, almost mystical imagery contrasts with the earthier, starkly realistic vision of the distant lonesome train. “Her spirit calls me / from the barren ground / On that distant lonesome train”. All aboard.

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Sweet, sweet goodness from the modern Master of the Blues. This guy is so good and he has so much energy… and, God, he sells guitar handled backscratchers. I mean … it just doesn’t get any better, ya know?

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Francisco Tárrega – Capricho árabe

Fledermaus1990
Published on Sep 17, 2011

Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was an influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the Romantic period.

uitar: David Russell

Francisco Tárrega – Variaciones sobre “El Carnaval de Venecia” de Paganini

Fledermaus1990
Published on Sep 17, 2011

Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was an influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the Romantic period.

Guitar: David Russell

Wow, this David Russell chap is really good! I was just going to put the first one up, but he hooked me.

Señor Tárrega would surely be pleased as punch.

Fantastic!

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Waylon Jennings RARE Outlaw Video…”Ramblin’ Man” (Full Length Song).wmv

Va HOSS
Published on Jan 26, 2013

Waylon performing on the “Cowboy Jack Clement Show” in 1975… More Waylon Videos here.. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

Aaahh!! Chopped the end off in mid-note! That’s freakin’ rude, man. But gosh … it’s Waylon!

It has definitely been way, way too long.

Dig the master : )

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No Angels – Samantha Fish Live @ Friday Night Concert Series Cloverdale, CA 8-31-18

David Reed
Published on Sep 1, 2018

Samantha Fish closed out the summer Friday Night Live concert series in Cloverdale, CA on 8-31-18 playing to a huge crowd that came from near and far. She brought her full Belle Of The West tour band which included Samantha (guitar/vocals), Phil Breen (keys), Rebecca Crenshaw (fiddle), Alex Massa (trumpet, mandolin and acoustic guitar), Chris Spies (sax, flute and percussion), Chris Alexander (bass) and Scott Graves (drums). Playing two packed sets, each a full concert in their own right – she blended blues, rock, soul, country and Americana roots styles as she masterfully played and sung her guts out. Happy to share this powerful and mind blowing concert captured up close and personal!

Samantha is my Goddess…

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Carolyn Wonderland and Bonnie Raitt – “Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine” from Road To Austin film

Road To Austin
Published on Dec 6, 2015

Carolyn Wonderland delivers an epic rendition of the classic Blind Willie Johnson song “Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Carolyn and Bonnie trade guitar licks in front of an all-star band led by Stephen Bruton and featuring the late Ian McLagan on keyboards. This is one of 37 once-in-a-lifetime performances from the film Road To Austin. To purchase a DVD copy of the film go to www.rtafilm.com

Whoa two of the hottest ladies out there … together!

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Booker T. & The MG’s – Time Is Tight (Live, 1970)

60s70sVintageRock
Published on Feb 2, 2011

Rare clip from a concert that starred Creedence Clearwater Revival. Seen offstage are John Fogerty, Doug Clifford (w/beard), and Stu Cook (w/glasses).

I like this song. I like this band. Aloha.

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Moreland & Arbuckle – “When the Lights Are Burning Low” (Free At Noon Concert)

WXPN
Published on Sep 22, 2016

Moreland & Arbuckle performs “When the Lights Are Burning Low” live at WXPN’s Free at Noon on May 6, 2016. Get a recap and check out photos from this concert on The Key: thekey.xpn.org/2016/05/06/fan-…

Hard rockin’ Blues.

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Pick Your Poison

Selwyn Birchwood – Topic
Published on May 18, 2017

Provided to YouTube by The state51 Conspiracy

Pick Your Poison · Selwyn Birchwood

Pick Your Poison ℗ 2017 Alligator Records & Artist Management, Inc.
Released on: 2017-05-19

Mixer: Blaise Barton
Producer: Selwyn Birchwood
Composer: Selwyn Birchwood
Lyricist: Selwyn Birchwood
Music Publisher: Selwyn Birchwood Music

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Simply spectacular : )

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“Hard Pill To Swallow” from Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues by Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles Robson. Released: 2018. Track 11 of 12.

wkrGrammy-winnng singer/guitarist Joe Louis Walker, keyboard wizard Bruce Katz and UK harp ace Giles Robson join forces for a spellbinding journey through a treasure trove of rare and classic blues brought to vibrant new life.

“Walker blends melodic deftness and deep feeling with sheer passion and defiant authenticity.” – Living Blues
“Katz’s piano playing is nothing short of breathtaking” – Living Blues
“Robson is a phenomenal talent…a harp master at the top of his game” – Blues Revue

Joe Louis Walker: Guitars and Vocals
Bruce Katz: Piano
Giles Robson: Harmonica

Produced by Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson
Associate Producer: Scott Petito
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Scott Petito at NRS Recording Studio, Catskill, NY, January 2018
Photos by Mickey Deneher
Packaging Design by Kevin Niemiec

Booking: Blue Mountain Artists[email protected]
Management: Bluesifyin’ Productions[email protected]
Joe Louis Walker endorses Dunlop guitar strings and other products, Zemaitis Guitars, Rozeo Guitars, Babicz Guitars, Quilter Amplifiers, Red Plate Amplifiers and Hohner Harmonicas.

Bruce Katz endorses Hammond Organs.

Giles Robson endorses and plays Hohner Special 20 Harmonicas exclusively.

Joe Louis Walker would like to thank: The Walker Generation Family—my wife Robin Poritzky-Walker, my daughters Berniece Walker and Lena Walker, and most of all, my grandsons Germaine and Corey. Joe also thanks Pat Morgan, Blue Mountain Artists, Alligator Records, V2/Munich Records, the composers, The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and blues fans everywhere.

Bruce Katz would like to thank: Victoria Read, Liz, Zach and Amelia Hollcraft, Legare Robertson and Founding Music and Steve Nixon and freejazzlessons.com.

Giles Robson would like to thank: his daughter Alderney and son Marlowe for bringing him such joy and love, his parents Pat and Peter and brother Raife for years of unwavering support, help and love, Chris Boog at V2/Munich Records for green lighting the project and his subsequent support and his staff for their hard work on the project’s behalf, and Bruce Iglauer and his staff at Alligator Records for taking it on stateside. Also thanks to the artists who composed the songs on the record and blues harp greats Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Walter Horton for their life-enhancing creativity and artistry.

walkerkatzrobson.com
joelouiswalker.com
brucekatzband.com
gilesrobson.com
munichrecords.com
scottpetitoproductions.com

LINER NOTES

In January 2018 I excitedly touched down in a freezing New York City, having flown in from London. I was in the United States to record an album of purely acoustic blues with two incredible American musicians—legendary singer and guitarist Joe Louis Walker and virtuoso piano genius Bruce Katz.

Blues music has thrived and survived for well over a hundred and twenty years, and currently boasts countless festivals around the world. But these days, much of what is considered blues is something quite distant from the music’s roots—a loud and proud classic rock-infused sound originally forged by iconic artists like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Eric Clapton and carried on these days by guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

This album was intended to head in completely the opposite direction. It was to be a celebration of the dynamics, grooves, lyrics and, above all, the feeling of unadulterated traditional blues. Blues played intimately and at a low volume and with the wonderful space that is created when drums and bass are taken out of the equation.

But why did I want to make this album? After my years of leading The Dirty Aces, a British blues-rock band, I had returned to basic traditional-style electric blues in 2016. The resulting album, For Those Who Need The Blues, and the unexpected, incredible audience response that followed, reminded me of the awesome power and emotional impact of pure blues.

It was at the Amstelveen Blues Festival in the Netherlands in December of 2016 that I met the great Joe Louis Walker, whose set was after mine. Joe invited me to sit in on a couple numbers and then we talked music for hours after the show, and about perhaps working together in the future. I was amazed by Joe’s razor sharp musical memory and his extensive blues knowledge, all coupled with the incredible power he wielded on stage. He is a guitar virtuoso with tremendous feeling and an incomparable singer. I came away from my meeting with Joe with my head buzzing with a germ of an idea for a recording project.

A blues musician spends a lot of time in planes, trains and automobiles, and in cheap hotels. This gives him a lot of listening time. I found I was being drawn to acoustic albums by bluesmen who usually recorded with bands, like Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. Freed from having to be loud and heard above a band, these artists displayed an incredible amount of soulful, goosebump-inducing subtlety and sensitivity. These stripped-down performances also put a stronger emphasis on the lyrics—the plain-speaking, truth-telling, experienced, tough, ironic and humorous lyrics that are among the blues’ greatest achievements.

The more I listened to these albums the more I yearned to create something similar. I realized that Joe Louis Walker was the perfect musician I needed to do this record justice. I reached out to Joe and after a few phone calls and emails he was committed to the project.

Joe had the great idea to fill out the sound by including his friend, pianist Bruce Katz. Bruce is well known to blues fans as a long term member of Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters and also for his work with Gregg Allman, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond and Big Mama Thornton, as well as for his own solo career. Like Joe, Bruce is one of the most incredible musicians I’ve ever encountered. He manages to combine near-perfect execution with down home funk and feeling. He can range from classical to jazz to blues at a drop of a hat, and is a master of all. It was Bruce who suggested Scott Petito’s wonderful NRS Studio in Woodstock, NY. Scott is a recording wizard with an impressive client list including the likes of Mercury Rev, John Scofield, John Medeski, Rory Block and Levon Helm.

Over three days of rehearsal and five days of recording, mixing and mastering, the three of us became very much an organic unit. We picked songs, both obscure and classic, by the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Blind Willie McTell, Big Maceo, Roosevelt Sykes and Son Bonds—but we played and recorded them very much our own way.

As I’ve gotten older, my love for blues music has only gotten stronger. My life experiences have caught up with the meanings of the lyrics and the healing feeling of this timeless music. The album title reflects the fact that we felt that each song we chose took us on journeys, both lyrically and musically, to the heart of blues music. We invite you to take those journeys with us.

Giles Robson

Giles Robson has been described by Blues Revue Magazine as “A phenomenal talent…a harp maestro at the top of his game.”

Mighty and masterful Blues from a most excellent group of players.

Dig it!

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lbA uniquely talented musical spitfire, Lindsay is a jazz-trained drummer and a classically-trained vocalist, writing and performing raw R&B, blues and old-school rock ‘n’ roll songs with punk rock fervor. Tough As Love explodes with Beaver’s volcanic singing, deeply soulful delivery and powerful chops on seven original songs and a handful of vintage roots gems. A refreshing slap across the face of roots music.

All songs by Lindsay Beaver, SOCAN admin. by Eyeball Music, BMI, except as shown

Lindsay Beaver: Vocals and Drums
Brad Stivers: Guitar, Vocal (5)
Josh Williams: Bass

with
Marcia Ball: Piano (2,4)
Reo Casey: Guitar—right channel; first solo (7)
Laura Chavez: Guitar—right channel; second solo (12)
Matt Farrell: Piano (9,10,11)
Sax Gordon: Tenor and Baritone Saxes (3)
Dennis Gruenling: Harmonica (1,6)
Eve Monsees: Guitar—right channel; second solo (8)
Josh Williams: Reo Casey and Brad Stivers, Background Vocals (8,10)

Produced by Lindsay Beaver
Associate Producers: Bruce Iglauer and Stuart Sullivan
Recorded and mixed by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Recording, Austin, TX 
Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL
Photos by Barbara Frigiere
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec

Lindsay would like to thank: My mom and dad, Laurie and Brian Beaver, Annie Frosst, Brad Stivers, Josh Williams, Laura Chavez, Reo Casey, Eve Monsees, Dennis Gruenling, Sax Gordon, Matt Farrell, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughan, Robin Vaughan, Lisa Pancratz, Bruce Iglauer, Mike Keller, Scott Nelson, Cesar Crespo, Leslie Hagins, Zach Ernst and all the staff at Antone’s, John Scholes, Doug Cox, Cam Hayden, Holger Peterson, Rosy Rosenblatt, Gary Pott and Morrow Scott-Brown. To all those who contributed to the crowd funding for the demo, a BIG thank you: Tom Hyslop, Dave Brennan, Brian Carpy, PJ Bell, Michael Gasser, Colin Cameron, John Scott, Lena Kim, Dave Sampson, Ian Campbell, Steve Kolar, Rhys Williams, Lori Portnoy, Ward Wylie, Ian Royce, Rod Peterson and Alan Moulding.
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LINER NOTES

The blues and its musical children—R&B, soul and rock ‘n’ roll—have become a true international language. In spite of that, I never expected to choose a female singing drummer from Halifax, Nova Scotia in easternmost Canada to be the newest member of the Alligator Records family. But when I heard Lindsay Beaver, I knew she was a talent that just couldn’t be denied.

Lindsay delivers blues, R&B and old school rock ‘n’ roll in a voice brimming with attitude and soulfulness. She’s described her music as “punk blues” but that’s too narrow a term. She comes at every song with urgent intensity, soul-baring emotion, a distinct swagger and a take-no-prisoners confidence. And she does so while standing (not sitting) behind her drum kit, driving each tune with her tough, less-is-more playing.

So how did this young woman from up north attract the attention one of the world’s premier roots music labels? By the combination of her indisputable talent and her utter determination to be heard, as well as by her all-encompassing musical vision. What other Alligator artist would name her life-changing inspirations as Billie Holiday, Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Curran, The Ramones, Little Richard, Amy Winehouse and Sam Cooke? As she says, “I really like music that has drive and passion. It’s not genre specific.”

Lindsay Beaver grew up in a working-class home in Halifax, surrounded by music. Her parents listened to everything. “I sang soul music my whole life,” she says. At age 11, she discovered Tupac Shakur and fell in love with hip hop. At 14, she heard Jimi Hendrix and then, in her words, “everything changed.” She bought a guitar and learned to play. But her musical direction was sealed at the age of 17. “It was the first Billie Holiday record I got. I heard her sing ‘Don’t Explain.’ It was a very heavy moment. Billie led me to lots of other jazz, and jazz led me to blues.”

After high school, Lindsay received a scholarship to train as a classical soprano. At the same time, she put together a small jazz band featuring her vocals. “My drummer didn’t want to keep bringing his drums over to my house for rehearsal,” she recalls. So my dad scraped together enough money to buy a drum set to keep in the house. As soon as I sat down at that set, I got it.” If Lindsay has a multitude of vocal inspirations, she has one key drumming inspiration—the immortal Earl Palmer, who recorded with everyone from Little Richard and Fats Domino to Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Ray Charles and Elvis Costello. “He was the perfect drummer. He understood how to play for the song.”

At the age of 19, Lindsay first experienced Canadian blues icons the Garrett Mason Trio performing at a local club. “I’d been learning music my whole life, but the concept of making music my career hadn’t yet occurred to me. The first Garrett show I saw, the crowd was lined up down the street. Once we got in, people were everywhere and his trio was on fire. I thought then, ‘I want to do that—have a band, actually be a real musician.’ I went to the Sunday blues jam for the first time that weekend. But I didn’t tell any of the blues guys about my singing. I figured that if I told them that I sang, nobody would take me seriously as a drummer. So I did my jazz gigs in town singing and then would go to the blues jam as a drummer.”

With the encouragement of her drum teacher, Lindsay applied to music school in Toronto to study jazz drumming. “I barely got in. All I could do was shuffle really well. I wasn’t good enough for a scholarship; I’d only been playing for a year when I applied.” While studying drumming she played and sang in local bands, but quickly realized she had her own musical statement to make. At the age of 24, she founded the 24th Street Wailers, leading the band from behind the drum kit and singing her own originals as well as carefully-chosen covers. She explains, “When I first started out with the band, I couldn’t find a singer I liked and I couldn’t find a drummer I liked, so I decided to do both.” She and the band began making a name for themselves in Toronto and across Canada. Over the course of the next few years, the band cut five albums, three produced by Lindsay, even winning a nomination for a Juno Award (the Canadian Grammy).

Soon she attracted the attention of Texas guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan. “I opened for him in a small town in Ontario. He really dug the band and we got to be friends. After that, when he would come to Canada he’d invite us to his shows. He told me about how much I’d like the Austin music scene and I came down to check it out and kept coming back.” She began sitting in around town, and finally moved to Austin in 2018. She’s definitely established her reputation there, as witnessed by the terrific Austin musicians who chose to appear on the album, including fiery guitarist Brad Stivers and rock-solid bassman Josh Williams (both now in her touring band), plus pianists Marcia Ball and Matt Farrell and guitar ace Eve Monsees.

Lindsay Beaver has already played across the U.S. and Canada and toured Europe multiple times. Now she’s ready for the next giant step in her career–her first album under her own name. It’s proof that no matter where she comes from and how unlikely her story, she can deliver a song with so much honesty, passion and soul that her impact is undeniable.

–Bruce Iglauer
President and Founder, Alligator Records

I think that’s the most extensive set of notes I’ve seen from Alligator, but my mind is almost gone, so maybe not.

She sure packs a wallop, doesn’t she?! Good gracious! And she’s good!

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The Beatles at the Gaumont Cinema, Bradford, on 21st December, 1963.

Pics by Paul Berriff, via Wensledale Galleries.

Previously: Leeds Odeon 1964Paul at Leeds OdeonRingo at Leeds OdeonGeorge at Leeds OdeonPaul at Leeds Odeon again … John must not have wanted his photo taken.

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The really old days.

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Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car” (Official Music Video)

Tracy Chapman
Published on Nov 9, 2015

Official Music video for Tracy Chapman – Fast Car. Tracy Chapman Greatest Hits is out November 20, including 25 years of hits and the Letterman performance of ‘Stand By Me.’ Get your copy now: 1CD: smarturl.it/TCGreatestHits iTunes: smarturl.it/TCGreatestHitsiTunes

A beautiful voice singing a beautiful song.

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Grateful Dead – Eyes of the World (Studio Version)

LongStrangeTrip710
Published on Mar 16, 2010

Eyes of the World by the Grateful Dead. Off of their sixth album, Wake of the Flood, released in 1973.

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Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil (Studio Version)

LongStrangeTrip710
Published on Jun 28, 2010

Friend of the Devil by the Grateful Dead off of their album American Beauty. Uploaded by request of herbplummer.

The Dead at their best … what more needs to be said.

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Sade – Smooth Operator – ( Alta Calidad ) HD

Largarife2
Published on Feb 12, 2017

Vídeo Remasterizado Y Audio Equalizado: Reducción de ruido, suavizado de imagen, ajustes en chroma, mas brillo, mejor contraste, mas nitidez y muy buen audio. Otra versión que subo de esta melodía.

I think the drums are too loud and she is way too quiet, but it’s not awful.

I adore her voice, I always have, from day one, truth be known, but she faded fast … in my world, at least.

Which is a terrible thing. Truly.

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“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ – Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)

Zeezy
Published on Aug 23, 2010

Haven’t seen too many videos with a good quality version of this song, so I thought I’d put together a video with lyrics. Enjoy! Pictures are Copyrighted to their respected owners. Video made by me. [EDIT]: I apologize for a few of the words being wrong in the video, but I tried my best. I hope you all can enjoy it anyways!

Must be old classics day here at the Hauptquartier.

Which is great! Well, for me, anyway, cuz it just doesn’t get much better than Gordon Lightfoot belting out a stunner with all his passion burstin’ out.

Eh?

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America – A horse with no name (clip HQ)

vlaad27
Published on Mar 21, 2010

clip of the group America – A horse with no name

Lyrics:

On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la, la la la la la, la la la, la, la x2

After two days in the desert sun
My skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la, la la la la la, la la la, la, la x2

After nine days
I let the horse run free
‘Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it’s life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la, la la la la la, la la la, la, la…

One of my most loved loved songs. Ever.

Deep thought, deep beauty.

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Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress – The Hollies

Hoopie88
Published on Sep 24, 2006

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” was a song by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label.

It was released soon after Allan Clarke, who was featured on lead guitar as well as lead vocal had left the group, from their album “Distant Light” (1970). As the group had just left EMI/Parlophone and signed with Polydor, they did not promote the song. However it became a No. 2 hit in the United States, their greatest ever singles success there. It was inspired and in the style of the rock and roll group Creedence Clearwater Revival, and on being reactivated by EMI in Britain a few months later, it reached No. 32.

The song is notable in that it features Clarke playing rhythm guitar, something he rarely did (Clarke came up with the song’s signature guitar rhythm that opens the song).

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Coo…

Hey, folks, this old fave, which I haven’t heard in ages, is Joe Bonamassa’s video of the week! And since it’s a rockin’ classic goodun I am happy that it is! Joe has good taste. Gosh, we all know that.

I’m glad he jogs my memory. Because it needs joggin’ more and more these days.

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Zager And Evans – In The Year 2525 (1969)

WarmerMusicVideos
Published on Mar 30, 2015

Original Promo Video

One of the best songs in the history of songs… at least in my book and my brother’s, too.

zIt is still relevant, every line of it and we would all do well to keep the message in mind.

Many folks don’t know this, but Denny Zager makes guitars, quite possibly the best ones in the world. I plan to get one as soon as I am able. They are so easy to play that even folks with MS can play them! How cool is that? If you use this link you could win one! zagerguitar.com/giveaways/zager-guitar-giveaway

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Scrapper Blackwell – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

culturalcannibals
Published on Jan 1, 2012

Scrapper Blackwell – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

A truth among truths. Trust me. I know.

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FLEETWOOD MAC : Got A Good Mind To Give Up Living.

Solstice Shadows
Published on Jan 24, 2010

Performed at The Fillmore West, January 4th 1970.

As do I, Peter Green OBE, on a daily basis.

A classic by the the Lord God of Blues guitar and his lovely pure band.

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tinsley“Sound Of A Broken Man” from Winning Hand by Tinsley Ellis.

Released: 2018. Track 1 of 10.

Packs the punch of a heavyweight champion as Tinsley reclaims his place with the giants of blues-rock guitar.  From searing licks to psychedelic riffing, Tinsley and his axe are front and center on a riveting collection of heart-pounding rockers, raucous R&B and devastating blues.  “Fiery controlled intensity…soulful, gritty, hard-edged blues rock” – Living Blues

LINER NOTES

Produced by Tinsley Ellis and Kevin McKendree
Recorded and mixed by Kevin McKendree at The Rock House, Franklin, TN
Assistant Engineer: Yates McKendree
Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, TN
Packaging Design by Kevin Niemiec
Photos by Flournoy Holmes
Special thanks to Michael Rothschild, Jack Randall, Barron Ruth and Larry Leake

Tinsley Ellis: Guitars and Vocals
Kevin McKendree: Organs, Pianos, Baritone Guitar On “Nothing But Fine”
Steve Mackey: Bass
Lynn Williams: Drums and Percussion

In memory of William Tinsley Ellis, Sr.

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facebook.com/TinsleyEllis
twitter.com/tinsleyellis

Tinsley is always wonderful and never fails to thrill us Blues fans.

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Black Market Karma – Comatose (Full Album)

Captain Beefart
Published on Jun 24, 2013

Black Market Karma is a psychedelic rock band from London. This album came out 2012.

You can download this and every other album free at www.flowerpowerrecords.com !

00:00 – Dee Dee

5:20 – Pulling Shapes

10:28 – Run Run Run

15:11 – March

21:11 – I can’t save you

25:31 -All these things

31:06 – Comatose

36:41 – Weightless

42:41 -It’s gone

47:57 – The way it was

52:49 – Washout

www.facebook.com/cptbeefart If you like what Im doing please check out my Patreon! www.patreon.com/user?ty=h&u=3…

Heard this last night… it’s my wonderful friend Cindy’s favorite album and I want it to be here for everyone to enjoy. She was here visiting and that is a rare and special treat for me. <3

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Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down

Johnny Cash
Published on Nov 1, 2009

Music video by Johnny Cash performing God’s Gonna Cut You Down. (C) 2006 American Recordings, LLC & The Island Def Jam Music Group

I love this period of Johnny’s career. It made me so happy because there was so much bull in my youth. It was thrilling and reassuring to see Johnny and Willie and folks turning to such non-traditional masterpieces.

God is good.

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Grateful Dead – Uncle John’s Band (Studio Version)

LongStrangeTrip710
Published on Mar 20, 2010

Uncle John’s Band by the Grateful Dead. From their fourth studio album, Workingman’s Dead released in 1970. Enjoy!

Pure Dead. Pure Joy. Pure Love.

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Doc Watson – Tennessee Stud

BluegrassLibrary
Published on Dec 29, 2007

Doc Watson performs “Tennessee Stud” in 1979.

Doc Watson is a God. And this song is on my list of miracle works. I do love it so. It’s perfect — and nobody can play it like Doc Watson. God rest his beautiful Soul.

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Weather Report – Birdland

jnerrot
Published on Nov 28, 2007

Live Concert, Offenbach, Germany, Sept. 29, 1978

Ooohh Lordy, this song — as I’ve frequently mentioned — it gets me. I cannot pass it by. I cannot not post it.

Jaco — is a God. The Jimi Hendrix of Bass.

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