lunedì 7 novembre 2011

NINA SIMONE - Live In WARSAW 1997 (DVD Full Pro-Shot / Bootleg) / 1 Link Only




Nina Simone - Live In Warsaw 1997 (Kongresowa Hall, Warsaw, PL - Dec. 18th, 1997)


PERSONNEL

Nina Simone: piano, vocal
Al Schackman: guitar
Leopold Fleming: percussions
Paul Robinson: drums


SETLIST:

01) ZUNGO
02) I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL
03) SILVER CITY BOUND
04) NINA'S BLUES
05) EXACTLY LIKE YOU
06) BALTIMORE
07) MY WAY
08) PIRATE JENNY
09) MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (ENCORE)


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 38:57


Concert Videotaped and Broadcasted by Polish Television Channel TVP KULTURA


Nina Simone - Live In Warsaw 1997


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martedì 25 ottobre 2011

Elvis Presley - Fried Bananas, Ice Cream And Gatorade ("Bizarre" Bootleg)

Elvis Presley - Fried Bananas, Ice Cream And Gatorade (Bootleg)






Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Fried Bananas, Ice Cream And Gatorade
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Mongoose Records - MONG CD027 - Vogelsangerstrasse 328, 9000 Cologne 80, Germany
Source: Various
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 320 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Variable
Total Time: 0:50:31
Total Size: 118,3 MB
Artwork: Included


Tracklist:

A Little Less Conversation (versione strumentale del 23 giugno 1968 registrata a Burbank, California, per il "Comeback Special")
Monologue/Johnny B. Goode/Monologue (prova del 30 marzo 1972 nello Studio C della RCA a Hollywood, California. Tratta direttamente dalla pellicola del film)
Promised Land (Motherfucker Version. Prova nello studio della RCA a Hollywood il 16 agosto 1974, ore 23)
This Is My Heaven (Outtakes 2 e 4. Dal film "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"/"Paradiso hawaiano")
Signs Of The Zodiac (Master Take 9. Duetto con Marlyn Mason. Dal film "The Trouble With Girls"/"Guai con le ragazze")]
Wolf Call (Alternate Take tratta da acetato. Dal film "Girl Happy"/"Pazzo per le donne")
Monologue On Career/Elvis Monologue (Las Vegas, agosto 1969)
Let Yourself Go (versione strumentale registrata a Burbank, California, il 23 giugno 1968)
Nearer My God To Thee (prova registrata nello studio della RCA a Hollywood, California, il 31 marzo 1972 per "Elvis On Tour")
It’s Now Or Never (dal vivo a Las Vegas, febbraio 1971)
I Got A Woman (prova nel camerino di Elvis a Burbank, California, il 24 giugno 1968, ore 16 / '68 Dress Rehearsal)
Yesterday/Hey Jude (dal vivo a Las vegas, agosto 1969)
Hound Dog (dal vivo a Las Vegas, febbraio 1971)
Unchained Melody (dal vivo a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 31 dicembre 1976)
Intro/Dialogue/Rock & Roll Medley (Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up) [dal vivo a Burbank, CA., il 29 giugno 1968. Spettacolo delle ore 20 / 8pm stand-up show '68]
Blue Moon/Young Love/Happy Day (prova nel camerino di Elvis a Burbank, California, il 24 giugno 1968, ore 16 / '68 Dress Rehearsal)
A Big Hunk O' Love (prova nello studio C della RCA a Hollywood, California, il 30 marzo 1972 per "Elvis On Tour" / "Lost On Tour")
Girls! Girls! Girls! (#2) [registrazione tratta da acetato. Dal film "Girls! Girls! Girls!"/"Cento ragazze e un marinaio"]
"Maternity Suit" Monologue (Las Vegas, Nevada, 2 settembre 1974, Closing Show)
"Drugs" Monologue (Las Vegas, Nevada, 2 settembre 1974, Closing Show)
Hawaiian Wedding Song (Las Vegas, Nevada, 2 settembre 1974, Closing Show)


(Grazie per le preziosi informazioni a Marco Degli Esposti, collaboratore del sito "E.I.C.C. Elvis Italian Collector Club - The King is alive!")

EP-FBICAG

PW / SENHA: SEE COMMENTS (ALWAYS WELCOMED!!!)

Enjoy!

lunedì 10 ottobre 2011

ELVIS - LITTLE ROCK '72 "SPECIAL" (2 Bootleg Albums)










ELVIS - An Unforgettable Night in LITTLE ROCK (CD)


Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: An Unforgettable Night in LITTLE ROCK
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Unknown
Date: 1972-04-17 (April 17, 1972)
Tour: On Tour number 5 - April 5th - April 19th 1972
Venue: T.H. Barton Coliseum
Location: Little Rock, AR
Showtime: Evening Show (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 9,998 (see the inside cover)
Elvis' Suit: Red Pinwheel (aka) Red Matador or Red Burning Love Suit
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Very Good (2 seconds gaps between the tracks)
Total Time: 01:02:43
Total Size: 86 MB
Artwork: Included


ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE: 2007.
LABEL: nessuna Label e numero indicati.
NOTE: Audience Recording del 17 aprile 1972 di Little Rock.
Innanzitutto chi ha prodotto questo CD ha commesso un errore marchiano in quanto fra una canzone e l’altra troviamo 2 secondi di silenzio... Roba da principianti del PC!!!
Tratto direttamente e senza nessun miglioramento da un CD-R, questo bootleg ha come bellezza il concerto in quanto tale; si tratta del periodo di “Elvis On Tour” e il che è tutto dire.
La MGM non filmò e registrò nulla ufficialmente (almeno così pare) ed in questa serata Elvis offre due potenti versioni di "Polk Salad Annie" e "Proud Mary". Anche le ballate godono di una gran cura nell’esecuzione e ci sono da segnalare "For The Good Times" e "Never Been To Spain".

CANZONI: dal vivo a Little Rock, Arkansas. 17 aprile 1972. Spettacolo serale.

Jackie Kahane Warm Up Act
2001 Theme
C. C. Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It's Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
I Can't Stop Loving You
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
Introductions
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

(Grazie per le preziosi informazioni al sito "E.I.C.C. Elvis Italian Collector Club - The King is alive!")

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ELVIS - He Broke My Guitar (CD-R)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: He Broke My Guitar
Year Of Release: ?
Label: Rex Records - REX 008 (CD-R)
Date: 1972-04-17 (April 17, 1972)
Tour: On Tour number 5 - April 5th - April 19th 1972
Venue: T.H. Barton Coliseum
Location: Little Rock, AR
Showtime: Evening Show (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 10,000 (see the inside cover)
Elvis' Suit: Red Pinwheel (aka) Red Matador or Red Burning Love Suit
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 160 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Very Good ("Closing Vamp" incomplete - "Elvis Has Left The Building" missing)
Total Time: 00:55:11
Total Size: 63 MB
Artwork: Included

ELVIS - LITTLE ROCK '72 "SPECIAL" (2 Bootleg Albums)

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mercoledì 14 settembre 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS (Bootleg CD - 1993)






ELVIS PRESLEY - ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS (Bootleg CD - 1993)

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Rough Cut Diamonds
Year Of Release: 1993
Label: Rock Legends - CD RL 1001
Source: 70's Acetates - Different Undubbed Studio Takes
Details: Lossy - mp3 - Avg. Bitrate 256kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Very Good
Total Time: 01:08:53
Total Size: 132,7 MB
Artwork: Included


Tracklist:

Funny How Time Slips Away
Snowbird
Where Did They Go, Lord
Until It's Time For You To Go
It's Only Love
This Is Our Dance
We Can Make The Morning
Heart Of Rome
It's Your Baby, You Rock It
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [Duet Version - Background Vocals: Ginger Holladay & Temple Rise]
If I Were You
Only Believe
I'll Never Know
Just Pretend
Life
Stranger In The Crowd
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Almost In Love
You'll Think Of Me
Mary In The Morning
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Britches (Bonus Track)


ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE: 1993.
LABEL: Rock Legends (RL 1001).
NOTE: se si esclude “Britches” (che non c’entra nulla nel contesto di questo CD), possiamo ascoltare dei brani privi di sovraincisioni degli anni settanta con la versione in duetto con Temple Riser e Ginger Holladay di “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” come highlight (già edita in passato in altri bootlegs).
Una particolarità: esistono due edizioni del CD, sempre del 1993. Nella prima, per errore, era stampato nel dischetto l’etichetta di un altro bootleg: “For The Good Times“.
L’errore è stato corretto nella seconda stampa. [Un sentito ringraziamento per le preziosi informazioni al sito "E.I.C.C. Elvis Italian Collector Club - The King is alive!"]


ELVIS - ROUGH CUT DIAMONDS

lunedì 27 giugno 2011

ELVIS - Why Me Lord - The Peacock Show 1974 - DVD5 (Bootleg)




"This is a great dvd to have. We have a collection of wonderful 8mm footage of Elvis in the Peacock Suit all set perfectly to a soundboard from the same era. To top it off, it comes with a menu and scene selections. The only drawback is that the dvd only runs about 30 minutes." [from the site Elvis Import DVD's (RARE FOOTAGE)]


Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Part 3:

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domenica 19 giugno 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE NORMAN CONQUEST (Bootleg)






Elvis - The Norman Conquest (University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - March 25, 1977 ES) CD-R



Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: The Norman Conquest
Year Of Release:
Label: PA (CD-R)
Date: 03-25-1977 (March 25, 1977)
Tour: On Tour n° 29 - March 23rd - April 3rd 1977
Venue: University of Oklahoma - Lloyd Noble Center
Location: Norman, OK, USA
Showtime: 8:30 pm
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Sound Quality: Really Good [www.elvisconcerts.com]
Total Time: 00:56:40
Total Size: 82,6
Artwork: Included


Tracklist:

2001 Theme
C.C. Rider
I Got A Woman / Amen
Funny How Time Slips Away
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
My Way
Fever
Introductions
Early Morning Rain
(by John Wilkinson)
What'd I Say
(by James Burton)
Johnny B. Goode
(by James Burton)
Drum Solo
(by Ronnie Tutt)
Bass Solo
(by Jerry Scheff)
Piano Solo
(by Tony Brown)
Electric Piano Solo
(by Bobby Ogdin)
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp


ELVIS - TNC

lunedì 30 maggio 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - Full Of Rhythm And Blues (Lossless)




ELVIS - Full Of Rhythm And Blues (Lossless)


Tracklist:

01 - That's All Right - Live, October 16, 1954
02 - So Glad You're Mine - Master
03 - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Take 5
04 - Baby, Let's Play House - Live, February 4, 1956
05 - Don't Leave Me Now - Take 13
06 - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Take 1
07 - A Mess Of Blues - Take 3
08 - Like A Baby - Spliced take [unreleased in this form]
09 - Give Me The Right - Take 2
10 - I Feel So Bad - Take 1
11 - Beach Boy Blues - Take 3
12 - Little Sister - Take 6
13 - Tomorrow Night - 1965 overdub (correct speed)
14 - Hard Luck - Master
15 - Down In The Alley - Take 1
16 - City By Night - Take 10
17 - Big Boss Man - Take 2
18 - When It Rains It Really Pours - Rehearsal, June 24, 1968 (edit) [unreleased in this form]
19 - Tiger Man - Rehearsal, June 25, 1968 (edit) [unreleased in this form]
20 - One Night - Live, February 23, 1970 (Elvis On Electric Guitar)
21 - Stranger In My Own Home Town - Rehearsal, July 24, 1970
22 - My Baby Left Me - Rehearsal, July 29, 1970 (edit) [unreleased in this form]
23 - Steamroller Blues - Live, January 12, 1973 (alternate mix)
24 - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - Take 6
25 - Reconsider Baby - Live, February 21, 1977


QUOTES:

Joe Cocker: "ELVIS IS THE GREATEST WHITE BLUES SINGER IN THE WORLD TODAY."

Howlin’ Wolf: When interviewed in 1966, Howlin’ Wolf commented on the white blues singers. He liked Paul Butterfield, he said, also "that other boy - What's his name? Somewhere out in California, that "Hound Dog Number". He was talking about Elvis Presley. But surely Elvis couldn't be considered strictly a blues singer, somebody pointed out. Maybe not, conceded Wolf in the great hoarse growl of his, but "he started from the blues. If he stopped, he stopped. It's nothing to laugh at. He made his pull from the blues."

Little Richard: "He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music."

Jimi Hendrix, who saw Elvis live in 1957, aknowledge him "As a fine blues singer."

Robert Plant: [...] If you can hear Elvis singing ' Love Me', then that's a great introduction to the blues."

Robert Plant (during a concert in 2007): "[...] Ok, who was the King of the Blues? Muddy Waters? Maybe even Elvis Presley. I think he had so much contact, when he was a kid at school, he was listening to Memphis radio, in the early Fifties [...]"

Chris Bailey (The Saints) on "That's all Right": "My ultimate favourite. Whatever you say about Elvis, he very much liked black blues music. His music was black before he went off to Hollywood or wherever. The pureness of sound all these years later... I put that on and go, 'Why am I even trying? I can never better this.' He does three Arthur Crudup songs and they're all works of art."

Trevor Cajiao: "Don't let anyone tell you the blues is strictly for the black man. The passion and feel in El's version of 'One Night' transcends all musical boundaries. Apart from, maybe, Duane Eddy's 'Peter Gunn'', has there ever been a dirtier sounding record?"

Alan McGee: "Elvis had the blues. He was a black guy with white skin."

EP - FORAB

giovedì 26 maggio 2011

Billy Idol - "Rude Dude" - Live from Wembley Arena, London, UK - 20-12-1990 (DVDRip - Pro-Shot)






Tracklist:

License To Thrill
Cradle Of Love
(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows
Pumping On Steel
Eyes Without A Face
White Wedding
Sweet Sixteen
Trouble With The Sweet Stuff
The Loveless
Prodigal Blues
L.A. Woman
Mony Mony
Rebel Yell
The Right Way
Shakin' All Over
To Be A Lover

NOTA BENE: questo post è stato "progettato" qualche mese fa, ma mai pubblicato per ignavia del Blogger. I Links dei File Hostings Uploading e Rapidshare, pertanto, sono già Offline. Questo strepitoso concerto, al quale il Corbaccio è particolarmente affezionato perché lo aiutò a lenire pene d'amore adolescenziali, si può tuttavia ancora scaricare tramite Megaupload... "Rebel Smell"!!!

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martedì 24 maggio 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - FROM FANS TO FANS (Ann Arbor, MI - April 24, 1977) [Bootleg]




Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: From Fans To Fans (Ann Arbor, Michigan - April 24, 1977) [Bootleg]
Year Of Release: 1998
Label: Unknown
Date: 1977-04-24 (April 24, 1977)
Venue: Crisler Arena
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Showtime: 8:30 pm
Crowd: 12000
Elvis' Suit: 1974 Arabian
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Fair/Good (some cuts, clicks and pops)
Total Time: 1:04:38
Total Size: 95,3 MB
Artwork & Photos from the Show: Included (Bob Heis is the copyright owner of the pics)

NOTE: My CD-R copy had one file only, so I had to split it into separate tracks and tag them (believe me when I say that it took me a long time...). Unfortunately the show has some cuts (e.g. at the beginning of "Help Me" and "Early Morning Rain", while the end of "Closing Vamp" is missing, not to mention "Closing Announcement"...). Furthermore there are some annoying digital clicks and pops. However the complete Ann Arbor concert can be found on the recently released "Elvis - At Cazzie's House" (Touchdown Productions).
Enjoy!

FROM FANS TO FANS

lunedì 16 maggio 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS: WILD TIGER AT THE HILTON (Bootleg - 2010)



Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Wild Tiger At The Hilton
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: MxF
Date: 1974-08-22 (August 22, 1974)
Tour: Las Vegas Season 11 - Las Vegas, August 19th - September 2nd 1974
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Showtime: Midnight (12.00am)
Crowd: 2200
Elvis' Suit: Rainfall Beige Leather Two-piece
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 128 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Audio Quality: Very Good (some sound drops on certain tracks)
Total Time: 01:05:07
Total Size: 71,5 MB
Artwork: Included

I'M THE KING OF THE JUNGLE!

mercoledì 2 marzo 2011

GENE VINCENT and THE SHOUTS - "GENE VINCENT" (Vinyl Rip)




Artist: Gene Vincent and The Shouts
Title: GENE VINCENT (Rare & Out Of Print French LP) / In the U.K. was released as SHAKIN' UP A STORM
Year Of Release: 1964
Label: Columbia - Pathé Marconi SCTX 340 117
Source: Vinyl Rip
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 192 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Content: ROCK 'N' ROLL / ROCKABILLY AT ITS BEST
Audio Quality: Very Good
Total Time: 00:33:08
Total Size: 46.9 MB
Artwork: Included (I've tried to do the best I could to restore it...)

"I'm gonna race with the devil..."

mirror:
"and maybe I'll win"

martedì 25 gennaio 2011

Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven & Johnny B. Goode (medley) - MUSIC VIDEO [.VOB]





Un Chuck Berry in forma smagliante, un medley a dir poco coinvolgente, ed una qualità audio/video da DVD: meglio di così...


"You will be the leader of a big old band"

The Rolling Stones - IBC Demos 1963 (BOOTLEG) - mp3@320



The Rolling Stones - IBC Demos 1963 (BOOTLEG) - mp3@320


Artist: The Rolling Stones
Title: IBC Demos 1963
Year Of Release:
Label: The Swingin' Pig Records - TSP-CDS-001 (BOOTLEG)
Source: Studio Recording - IBC Studios, Portland Place, London, March 11, 1963
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 320 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Joint Stereo
Audio Quality: Excellent
Total Time: 00:13:25
Total Size: 31 MB
Artwork: Included


Lineup:

Mick Jagger: vocals
Keith Richards: guitar
Brian Jones: guitar, harmonica
Bill Wyman: bass
Charlie Watts: drums
Ian Stewart: piano


Tracklist:

01) Diddley Daddy
02) Road Runner
03) Bright Lights Big City
04) Baby What's Wrong (aka "Honey What's Wrong")
05) I Want To Be Loved


HERE

mercoledì 12 gennaio 2011

King of Rock 'n Roll LITTLE RICHARD singt seine gröBten Hits - Life / Vinyl Rip






LITTLE RICHARD LIVE! - "King of Rock 'n Roll LITTLE RICHARD singt seine gröBten Hits - Life" / Vinyl Rip


UN ALBUM ASSOLUTAMENTE ESPLOSIVO!


Artist: Little Richard
Title: King of Rock 'n Roll LITTLE RICHARD singt seine gröBten Hits - Life (Rare & Out Of Print)
Year Of Release: ?
Label: Bellaphon International BI 1513 Stereo (Germany)
Date: Unknown
Venue: Unknown
Source: Vinyl Rip
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 320 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Concert Quality / Content: BOOMBASTIC
Audio Quality: Excellent
Total Time: 00:32:17
Total Size: 80,3 MB
Artwork: Included


Tracklist:

01) Introduction Tutti Frutti
02) Saturday Night Rock
03) Jenny Jenny
04) Bama Lama, Bama Loo
05) Long Tall Sally
06) Ready Teddy
07) Slippin' And Slidin'
08) True Fine Mama
09) Bonnie Marone
10) Lucille
11) Keep A Knockin'
12) Bring It Back Home To Me
13) Do You Feel It
14) Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On


"I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice." (Jimi Hendrix)

Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) influenced the development of a variety of major musical genres in the twentieth century and many of those genres most significant artists. James Brown, who called Penniman his idol, stated that he was the first to put the funk in the rock and roll beat via his mid-1950s road band. Otis Redding indicated that Penniman contributed significantly to the development of soul music. Richie Unterberger of allmusic.com stated that Penniman "was crucial in upping the voltage from high-powered R&B into the similar, yet different, guise of rock & roll."
Penniman has been recognized for his musical contributions by many other high-profile artists. In 1989, Ray Charles introduced him at the "Legends of Rock n Roll" concert in Rome ["The Giants Of Rock 'N' Roll", ndr.], as "a man that started a kind of music that set the pace for a lot of what's happening today." Bo Diddley stated that "Little Richard was a one-of-a-kind show business genius. He influenced so many people in the business." Paul McCartney said that he idolized Penniman when he was in school and always wanted to sing like him, and Mick Jagger called Penniman "the originator" and "my first idol." In his high school year book, Bob Dylan declared that his ambition was "to join Little Richard". In 1966, Jimi Hendrix was quoted as saying, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice." Cliff Richard, Keith Richards, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Bowie, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart, and AC/DC bandmates Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Brian Johnson are among the many other top-selling recording artists of the twentieth century who stated that Penniman was a primary rock 'n' roll influence. In 1979, as he began to develop his solo career, Michael Jackson was quoted as saying that Penniman was a huge influence on him. (Wikipedia)


ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY?

martedì 11 gennaio 2011

Lou Reed and The Blind Boys of Alabama - "Jesus" (Live at CBS Studios - 21-01-2010)




video


Una magnifico duetto andato in onda al David Letterman Show ("Late Show with David Letterman" - CBS - 21-01-2010 - Episode #17.79) quasi un anno fa, con cui i leggendari Blind Boys of Alabama lanciavano il loro penultimo album: "Duets". Tra i tanti ospiti illustri del CD, che contiene tre brani inediti (uno, appunto, è "Jesus", scritto da Reed sul finire dei '60 per i Velvet), basti menzionare Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, John Hammond ed il compianto Solomon Burke. Con questa speciale antologia, il più grande gruppo vivente di Gospel - nato nel 1939 all'interno dell' "Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind" a Talladega, e ancora in parte costituito dalla formazione originale (Jimmy Carter e Clarence Fountain cantano tuttora) - entra così nella sua settima decade di attività, dando un'ennesima prova di eclettismo. In questo disco, infatti, i "ragazzi ottantenni", vincitori di ben 5 Grammy Awards, si cimentano con disinvoltura (e con il loro inimitabile talento), col Blues, il Rock, il Country, lo Swing e persino col Reggae. Se non lo possedete già, correte a comprarlo! (Oppure ordinatelo via Web sul sito ufficiale dei Blind Boys, cliccando sulla scritta qui sotto).

BUY IT!

P.S. Una curiosità a proposito di "Jesus": "Lou Reed stesso si stupì di aver scritto una specie di inno religioso a metà tra il folk, il country-blues e il gospel." (Wiki)

Il testo della canzone:

Jesus, help me find my proper place
Jesus, help me find my proper place
Help me in my weakness
Because I'm falling out of grace
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus
Jesus

domenica 9 gennaio 2011

LOU REED - Live at the Mu.Vi., Modena, Italy - 01.07.2004 (RARE BOOTLEG) REPOST





Artist: Lou Reed
Title: Live at the Mu.Vi., Modena, Italy
Year Of Release:
Label: BOOTLEG
Date: 01-07-2004 (July 1st, 2004)
Tour: 2004 Tour (USA, Japan & Europe)
Venue: Parco Novi Sad - Mu.Vi. (Music Village)
Location: Modena, Italy
Source: Audience Recording
Details: Lossy - mp3 - 128 kbps - 44.1 Khz - Stereo
Concert Quality / Content: Excellent
Audio Quality: Good (B-)
Total Time: 1 h., 13 min., 15 sec.
Total Size: 69.4 MB
Artwork: Included (Homemade)


Lineup:

Lou Reed: guitar & vocals
Fernando Saunders: bass & vocals
Mike Rathke: guitar


Tracklisting:

01) Modern Dance
02) Guardian Angel
03) Magic & Loss (cuts out)
04) Why Do You Talk?
05) Romeo Had Juliette
06) Dreaming
07) Jesus
08) Ecstasy
09) The Day John Kennedy Died
10) Power and Glory
11) The Blue Mask

BIS / ENCORES:

12) Sweet Jane
13) Perfect Day


Qui potete trovare un articolo sul concerto, anche se il critico musicale che lo ha vergato pare non abbia assistito al concerto: Reed, al contrario di quanto sostiene il recensore, non ha affatto eseguito "Walk On The Wild Side" né, tantomeno, si è limitato a privilegiare "brani meno noti o più recenti". Non definirei proprio "Romeo Had Juliette", "The Day John Kennedy Died" o "The Blue Mask" come brani freschi di studio o misconosciuti (senza contare il fatto, inoltre, che tra "Romeo and Juliet" e "Romeo Had Juliette" corre una bella differenza). Il giornalista, poi, si sofferma sulle doti canore del rocker newyorchese, battezzando come "inconfondibile" l'"incedere meccanico e nasale della [sua] voce". E a questo punto sorge spontaneo il dubbio che Zampighi - questo il cognome dell'arguto ermeneuta - stia parlando di un Eros Ramazzotti alticcio piuttosto che del co-fondatore dei Velvet Underground. Già, perché tutto si può dire su un "maudit" come Reed, tranne che sia una sorta di "cant-automa" dalle nari occluse. Uno che, da poeta acclarato qual è, "recita" le sue canzoni, modulando magistralmente il timbro vocale sulle proprie liriche. Un artista che passa con disinvoltura da registri bassi e profondi (per accompagnarti attraverso il degrado e la disperazione della suburra metropolitana), ad acuti trillanti e "falsetti d'autore" (quando ti fa intravedere la luce alla fine del tunnel...). Insomma, la voce di Mr. Lewis Allan Reed potrà essere disperata e rabbiosa, malata e feroce, ipnotica e seducente, lieve e sognante, ma mai - dico mai - meccanica e nasale.
Zampighi, infine, virgoletta sarcasticamente la parola "modica" riferendosi alla cifra d'ingresso. Ebbene, a costo di apparire spocchioso, la somma di 22 € mi pare più che congrua, considerando che il costo di un biglietto per l'ultimo concerto dato a Modena da Claudio Baglioni (con tutto il rispetto per il cantautore romano) andava dai 40 ai 69 €...

P.S. Una graditissima sorpresa, per chi come me ha avuto modo di assistere ad una decina di concerti di Lou Reed in circa tre lustri, è stato l'inserimento in scaletta di "Jesus", "una ballata in forma di laica invocazione di salvezza esistenziale" (Wikipedia), che Reed compose per il terzo eponimo album dei The Velvet Underground... Dal vivo non l'avevo mai sentita...


Lou Reed - Live at the Mu.Vi., Modena, Italy - 01-07-2004

sabato 1 gennaio 2011

ELVIS PRESLEY - ROCK BACK THE CLOCK (Bootleg)





Elvis - Rock Back The Clock - Pontiac, MI - Dec. 31, 1975 - Jan. 01, 1976 / New Year's Eve With The King - Capodanno col RE

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