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July 12: Watch Bob Dylan´s Only Ever Performance of “Hey Joe” @ Juan-Les-Pins, France – 1992

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“Hey Joe” is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and as such has been performed in many musical styles by hundreds of different artists. “Hey Joe” tells the story of a man who is on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his unfaithful wife. However, diverse credits and claims have led to confusion as to the song’s true authorship and genesis. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band The Leaves; the band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which became a hit.

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September 18: Jimi Hendrix passed away in 1970

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“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
― Jimi Hendrix

“Music is a safe kind of high.”
― Jimi Hendrix

Oh, I loved… I loved Jimi Hendrix.
~Bob Dylan (Verona press conference, May 1984)

Neil Young inducts Jimi Hendrix Experience Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 1992:

All Along The Watchtower (live):

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August 18: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released Kicking Against The Pricks in 1986

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August 18: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released Kicking Against The Pricks in 1986

“And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” 

– Acts 9:5

Kicking Against the Pricks is the third album released by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. First released in 1986, the album is a collection of cover versions. Like many of our favorite artists (Dylan, Springsteen), Nick Cave dove into “the great songbook from the past” and gave us an album that really stood out in 1986. It wasn’t country, and it most certainly did not fit that new-wave look of Nick Cave and The Bad Seed. They play the songs in a straightforward way, not trying to modernize or make them more rock’n roll. This album was very important in my journey back to traditional folk music and blues standards.

It still stands up very well, and is one of my favorite Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds albums.

The Singer (made famous by Johnny Cash):

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Dec 16: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (UK)

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Hey joe, where you goin’ with that gun of your hand
Hey joe, i said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand, oh
I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know i caught her messin’ ’round with another man
Yeah, i’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know i caught her messin’ ’round with another man
Huh! and that ain’t cool

Hey Joe @ Monterey:

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May 01 in music history

Today: Little Walter was born in 1930, 84 years ago (read more)

..king of all post-war blues harpists,…. The fiery harmonica wizard took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy.
~Bill Dahl (allmusic.com)

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 Wayne “The Train” Hancock (Born May 1, 1965) is a country musician. Hancock began writing songs at the age of 12, and at 18 won a talent contest called the “Wrangler County Showdown.” Immediately after the contest, he was shipped to recruit training and served four years with the United States Marine Corps. In 1994 he performed in the musical Chippy. Hancock released his debut album in 1995, and has continued to tour and record albums since then. He lives in Austin, Texas.His music is comparable to that of Hank Williams and Hank Thompson.Hank Williams III, who is often compared to Hancock, has recorded some of Hancock’s material, including “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs” and “87 Southbound”. The two have also recorded a live duet of Hancock’s “Juke Joint Jumpin'”.  wayne-hancock
I Walk the Line” is a song written by Johnny Cash and recorded in 1956 & released as a single May 1, 1956. After three attempts with moderate chart ratings, “I Walk the Line” became the first number one Billboard hit for Cash. The single remained on the record charts for over 43 weeks, and sold over 2 million copies.Check out:

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 Johnny Colt (born Charles Brandt May 1, 1966, Cherry Point, North Carolina) is an American bass guitar player.
He was the original bassist for The Black Crowes which formed in Atlanta, Georgia.
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 Bob Dylan recorded: Precious Angel, Property of Jesus, Watered Down Love, Let’s Stick Together… and best of the bunch.. :
New Pony @ Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California May 01, 1978.
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 The Jimi Hendrix Experience released “Hey Joe” (single) May 1, 1967 (US)  hendrix hey joe uk single

Spotify Playlist – May 01