Friday, October 24, 2014

Full Show Friday: Albert Collins 1988

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Albert Collins!

This month RTBE will pay homage to The Blues with 5 special shows for every Friday in October. So get sad, get happy eat your greens and get the blues.
Albert Collins getting down later in his life, as the energetic performer plays for an TV (and live) audience in 1988 in Germany. Backed by a full horn (and mullet) laden band Collins shows off his trademarked engaging blues style, making things come alive on this night.  The horns are dynamite on this one adding a lot to Collins performance of the blues, thankfully captured on film for us to enjoy in 2014. Collins and company prove the blues can still be energetic and fun...

Enjoy:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Live Review: Black 47 10/11/14 Rocky Sullivans, Bklyn, NY

Hey all got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It was a hell of a good night, got to Red Hook Early to watch some playoff baseball pre-show, I got to make new friends, speak with some people who got me into music way back when and hang with longtime comrades. It was my first time at Rocky's and with how good the vibe and Guinness were I doubt it will be my last. Excellent show, and a great way to finish up our Black 47 run, which started when we first saw the band back at the RACC at SUNY Albany in 94!

If you want to read more about our connection with the band, we did a piece for NYPL Blogs which you can see here and our RtBE post on the subject as well 
All I can say fellas is, Cheers!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Album Review: The Flaming Lips- With A Little Help From My Fwends

Hey all got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of Flaming Lips (and Friends) newest album With A Little Help From My Fwends which is a track by track cover of another little album you may have heard of called Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band.  

I think the first paragraph of the review sums it up, I am not sure why the band feels the need to do this. It is cool, but a live show in this vein, I believe, would be much more fulfilling. Not a bad disk, weird, a decent listen and token appreciation of some tunes. But feel free to find your own opinions.

Support the band here, buy the disk here, stream it here on NPR for a limited time and peep some video below (nudity in videos, be aware):


     

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Neil Young Interviewed by Howard Stern

Thanks to Ed for sending over this interview that Howard Stern conducted with Uncle Neil:

I really enjoy Howard Stern interviews when he is not talking to a porn star. Neil Young is a lot of things but porn star is not one of them.
I dig when he talks about his voice, he has such an identifiable tone, which can't be classified as good, but IS great. He is his own muse, he goes where the vibe takes him, even in his personal life apparently. Fantastic, this is a in depth listen so give it a shot. When your done with this give this song a listen, a personal favorite of ours:



Monday, October 20, 2014

Bob Dylan Cover #160 Jedd Hughes "Lay Lady Lay"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover from Jedd Hughes and it is of "Lay Lady Lay"
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Excellent track and the first time the world heard Dylan's new singing style, which would only last for Nashville Skyline.  This song is the standout track from this album, it is a classic and so simple, yet sweet and timeless.  One of Dylan's best tracks, the closest to country he ever got and an fantastic piece of music.     
Cover:


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I do not know Jedd Hughes, but apparently he is an Australian born country/singer-songwriter. With those credentials "Lay Lady Lay" would seem a pretty perfect choice...let's see if it is.     
Thoughts on Cover:
Hell's yeah. This is a dynamite cover, Hughes' singing and electric guitar playing is top notch. His solo at about 3:40 in is dynamite, recalling both Robbie Robertson lead lines and Dylan's original country feel. Before more praise is heaped on him though, his backing band needs props. From the well played Steel guitar to the deep booms from the stand up bass and drums this is a great sounding group. Well produced and mic'ed for a live set. Excellent cover all around and makes me want to hear the full set from these players. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Full Show Friday: Freddie King Live in Europe 73 & 74

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Freddie King!

This month RTBE will pay homage to The Blues with 5 special shows for every Friday in October. So get sad, get happy eat your greens and get the blues.
The man with the killer guitar face, Freddie King is our Full Show Friday this week as we still got the blues.  Out of all the blues greats we probably know the least from Freddie King as he died at the young age of 42, but god damn do we love to hear him play and sing, what a treat. Having both Chicago and Texas blues styles is a perfect combo as the weeping/fiery guitar can intermingle gorgeously. 

Simply put, one listen to him playing and singing "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" puts Eric Clapton's version to shame.

Enjoy:
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Karl Denson Joins The Stones...For the Next Few Months

In a cool piece of news to anyone down under catching The Rolling Stones in the next few months, on of RtBE's fav's will be joining them on stage. Karl Denson has signed on to tour with the band for it's upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand.
Denson will be playing his horn, maybe horns plus, but I can't think of a Stones tune with a flute at the moment....

We love Denson and the Stone and specifically loved Denson when he helped cover our favorite Stones album in its entirety at a fantastic show a few years back. This must obviously be a huge thrill for him and we wish him the best. His album with The Tiny Universe from earlier this year was a blast, so 2014 keeps coming up Denson...Keep the funky stuff flowing:

and keep the Stones Evil Life a-rockin':