This wonderful artist gets both the calendar post and the video of the day on Johanna’s Visions since it’s her 60th birthday.
Lucinda Williams with the Bob Dylan cover “Tryin To Get To Heaven” from the Amnesty International tribute album “Chimes of Freedom” celebrating Amnesty International’s 50th year advocating for human rights, here in two audience recorded live performances and the one from the Amnesty album.
Trying to get to heaven (live, 2011), a bit of chatter on the sound, but still great:
Paste magazine made me aware of this excellent performance from Jack White
Jack White kicked off the second half of Austin City Limit’s 38th season with a 12-song performance of both intensity and familiarity. (Read more)
Bathed in blue light Jack White gives us songs from several of his projects, including, White Stripes, Raconteurs, his soloalbum and some cover songs.
I hope I get to see him live some time…
1. Freedom at 21
2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
3. Missing Pieces
4. Cannon/John the Revelator
5. You Know That I Know
7. Love Interruption
8. Hypocritical Kiss
9. Screwdriver/Blue Blood Blues
10. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
11. Top Yourself
12. We’re Going to Be Friends
Vintage Trouble – Blues Hand Me Down live on Letterman
L.A. blues/rock band Vintage Trouble played on Late Show with David Letterman a couple of nights ago and absolutely blew the roof off the house with an incredible performance of Blues Hand Me Down, the single from their 2011 debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions.
I want everyone to know what I can really do
~Elvis Presley (to producer Bob Finkel)
November 22, 1968
Rock and roll
Elvis (NBC TV Special) is the thirty-fourth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono, LPM 4088, in November 1968. Recording sessions took place in Burbank, California at Western Recorders on June 20, 21, 22 and 23, 1968, and at NBC Studios on June 27 and 29, 1968. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on July 22, 1969 and Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.
Hound Dog/All Shook Up:
From allmusic.com – John Bush: …………… Although he exhibited more nerves than he ever had in the past — a combination of the importance this chance obviously presented plus the large gap between the psychedelic music culture of 1968 and the rather quaint rock & roll of ten years earlier — Elvis delivered an incredible performance throughout the television special. His vocal performances were loose and gutsy, and his repartee was both self-deprecating and sarcastic about his early days as well as his moribund film career (“There’s something wrong with my lip!…I got news for you baby, I did 29 pictures like that”). He was uninhibited and utterly unsafe, showing the first inkling in ten years that there was life and spirit left in music’s biggest artistic property. The resulting LP, NBC-TV Special, combined sit-down and standup segments, but probably over-compensated on the standup segments. What impresses so much about NBC-TV Special is how much it prefigures the rest of Elvis’ career. Dramatic, intense, driven, and earthy, frequently moving, but not without the occasional cloying note, Elvis during the ’70s was the apotheosis of rock music, a righteous blend of rock and soul, gospel and pop, blues and country. …
~Read more over @ allmusic.com
This album also happens to contain one of Elvis Presley’s best songs…..
If I Can Dream:
Elvis Presley – vocals, guitar
The Blossoms – backing vocals
Tommy Morgan – harmonica
Mike Deasy, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco, Scotty Moore – electric guitar
Larry Knechtel – keyboards, bass
Don Randi – piano
Charles Berghofer – bass
Hal Blaine – drums
John Cyr, Elliot Franks, Frank DeVito, D.J. Fontana, Alan Fortas, Jack Sperling staff drummer NBC Orchestra – percussion