Archive for January, 2009

BACK TO BLACK - AL GREEN, NEW YORK 1972

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. AL GREEN The Gospel Of Love [no label, 1CD] Live on Soul! TV, WNET Studios, New York, 1972. (The artwork lists 1973). Very good broadcast quality. While R&B might have wandered off from its roots from time to time, one of ...

BACK TO BLACK - SOUL MEN SAM AND DAVE

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. SAM AND DAVE Stockholm 1967 [no label, 1CD] with Booker T & The MG's And The Markeys Horns Live at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2, 1967. Very good FM broadcast. The roots of R&B lie in gospel music and a good ...

BACK TO BLACK - CUTTING EDGE FUNK FROM BETTY DAVIS

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. BETTY DAVIS France 1976 [no label, 1CD] Live at Le Castellet, France, July 1976. (This show has also been listed as July 1, 1979.) Very good soundboard. Betty Davis was a model and she knew musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and ...

BACK TO BLACK - THE RAINBOW SOUL MAN

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Stevie Wonder was invited for one of the many concerts to celebrate America's first black president. If Marvin Gaye was alive, he too would have been called. From 1973 to 1976, Wonder made some of his best music, commenting on civil rights and lambasting Richard Nixon with You Haven't Done ...

BACK TO BLACK - MILES DAVIS (TOKYO 1975)

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. MILES DAVIS SEPTET Another Unity [Legendaly Collection Series, 2CD] Live at the Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, January 22, 1975. Very good soundboard. After listening to this release and to the 1975 official Japan tour albums (Agharta and Pangaea), it's hard ...

BACK TO BLACK - WEATHER REPORT

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Black music goes hand-in-hand with civil rights for African-Americans. And you can dance to it. So here's the weather report from 1971. A stormy night for all. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. WEATHER REPORT Vienna 1971 [no label, 1CD] Live in Vienna, November 1971. Very good ...

BOB DYLAN - EMPIRE BURLESQUE OUTTAKES

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. BOB DYLAN Clean Cuts [Sick Cat, 1CD] Empire Burlesque sessions, New York, NY and Hollywood, CA, July 1984-April 1985. Very good soundboard, speed-corrected version. After more than 20 years, opinion is still divided when it comes to Bob Dylan's 23rd studio ...

JOE McPHEE - ALBERT AYLER TRIBUTE 2008

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. JOE McPHEE Albert Ayler Tribute [no label, 1CD] Live at Club W 71, Weikersheim, Germany, November 6, 2008. Very good digital cable broadcast. Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee might have been born in Miami but until the 1990s, he was probably better known ...

DEBORAH HARRY - LIVE AT WEMBLEY 1991

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. DEBORAH HARRY The Ultimate Blonde [no label, 1CD] Live at Wembley Stadium, Summer XS, Wembley, UK, July 13, 1991. Very good soundboard. Even though American New Wave group Blondie had already disbanded in 1982, they stayed in the public eye throughout the ...

RETURN OF THE LOST ALBUMS - SANTANA

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. SANTANA Ecuador Sessions [no label, 1CD] Unreleased album between 1976 and 1979, recorded at the Auttomatt Studios, CA. Good to very good soundboard. Going by these tracks (which run the gamut from R&B to Latin to jazz), it looks as if ...