music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Category: rock/pop

Friday, September 18th

what’s new

James Blake, “Godspeed” (Frank Ocean cover), 9/10/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Friday, September 4th

two takes

“Alone Again Or” (B. MacLean)

Arthur Lee (1945-2006) & Love, live (TV show), London, 2003

 

*****

Love, Forever Changes (1967)

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, August 27th

timeless

Who would’ve guessed in 1966, when he made this record—a hit single in England and the United States—at the age of 17, that he would sound this good in 2020?

Steve Winwood (1948-), “Gimme Some Lovin'” (S. Winwood), published 8/11/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, August 7th

what’s new

Lucinda Williams, “Bad News Blues,” “Big Black Train,” “You Can’t Rule Me,” “Man Without A Soul,” live, Nashville, published 7/27/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 28th

passings

Peter Green, guitarist, singer, songwriter, October 29, 1946–July 25, 2020

Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green, vocals, guitar), “Black Magic Woman” (P. Green), live, Boston, 1970

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 24th

what’s new

Haim, live from L.A. homes (“The Steps,” “I Know Alone,” “Summer Girl”), published 6/17/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, July 4th

Happy (Strangest Ever) 4th of July!

Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

*****

Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973

 

*****

Sleepy LaBeef (1935-2019), “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (plus interview), live (TV show), 1994

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, May 22nd

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, live, London, 2004

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

Falling blossoms.
Blossoms in bloom are also
falling blossoms.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Friday, May 15th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Little Richard, 1932-2020

“Tutti Frutti,” 1956 (screen test, The Girl Can’t Help It)

 

*****

“Long Tall Sally,” 1956 (Don’t Knock the Rock)

 

*****

“Good Golly, Miss Molly,” 1958

 

*****

“Rip It Up,” early 1960s

 

*****

“Lucille,” 1973

 

*****

When you look at today’s Grammy winners – God bless them – half of them were discovered when they were 10 years old, were groomed, and had managers and publicists. Little Richard just clawed his way to the top at a very early age with nothing except a tremendous amount of talent and gumption.

David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll (2009)

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Friday, May 1st

sounds of Buenos Aires

Juana Molina (vocals, guitar, compositions), live (“Un Día Punk,” “Eras,” “Estalacticas”), Mexico City, 3/7/20

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

%d bloggers like this: