Sunday, December 30, 2012

BB King Guitar Lesson - Phrasing Over G Progression

BB King gives a guitar lesson, great stuff.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Rolling Stones Interview: Toronto Phoenix Live 2005

Notes From YouTube: The latest selection in our Rolling Stones bootleg series documents something very rare: a Stones club show. "The hard gigs are the small ones," Keith Richards explains in the accompanying video interview. "If we can pull it off in a club, we can pull it off anywhere." That's why the band traditionally kicks off each world tour with a surprise appearance in a suitably small space. For the 2005 tour, that space was Toronto's Phoenix club, where several hundred ecstatic fans got to see the group test out new songs from A Bigger Bang, experiment with an alternative arrangement of "19th Nervous Breakdown," and have some fun with covers ranging from Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" to Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up."

Al Green – take Me To The River (1999)

Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles – Mississippi Mud

Friday, December 28, 2012

Google Play: The Rolling Stones Part 4 Tokyo Dome

Again, I love to hear the inside story of as told by the musicians themselves.

Terry Robb - Blues Guitar

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Magnifier: The Rolling Stones Pt. 2

I probably should be posting these in some kind of order, LOL.

Illinois Jacquet – The Blues That's Me! (1969)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Baby: A Compilation

I've always liked the Christmas song Merry Christmas Baby. The first version that I ever heard was the blues singer Charles Brown's version.

According to Wikipedia;

"Merry Christmas, Baby" is an R & B Christmas standard written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore. It has been covered by many artists including Otis Redding, B.B. King and Chuck Berry. Perhaps the most notable cover of this song is performed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band recorded live at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, and included on the Christmas album A Very Special Christmas, released in 1987.

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers was one of the hottest blues attractions on the West Coast when their recording of "Merry Christmas, Baby" reached position #3 on Billboard's R & B Juke Box chart during the Christmas of 1947. Guitarist Johnny Moore commandeered an impressive lineup of players for the recording session, including bassist Eddie Williams, guitarist Oscar Moore (then of the King Cole Trio), and singer/pianist Charles Brown[2]. A version of this song, recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown, is included on the Christmas album "A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2", released in 1992.

Please check out a few versions that I was able to find.

Hanson – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby

Elliott Yamin – Merry Christmas, Baby @ Blip.FM

Merry Christmas, Baby

Boney James – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz

Merry Christmas Baby

Etta Jones – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Dodie Stevens – Merry, Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby b/w same

B.B. King – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Ramsey Lewis Trio – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz piano ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Russ Freeman – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz instrumental ♫
Merry Christmas Baby

Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby

Wyclef Jean Stevie Wonder – Merry Christmas Baby - At the White House no doubt! #soul ♫

Google Play: The Rolling Stones Part 3 "LA Live '75"

I always love to hear musicians talk about how they make their music. Expecially when it is musicians who have a history of making really good music like the Rolling Stones. I think this clip is very cool, and the best part is when Kieth Richards explains the time that he was at a party at Muddy Water's house and woke up at Howlin' Wolf's house. Try and get your mind around that for a few seconds.

Friday, December 21, 2012

B.B. King Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B. B. King

Looks like a fantastic late Christmas present or New Year to self.

Guardian 5 out of 5
At 87, he's the undisputed king of the blues thanks to the emotional and musical range of his vocal and guitar work..... 
In 2 different formats - 10CD or 4CD

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Blak And Blu Gary Clark Jr.

A very enthusiastic review at artistsdirect 5 out of 5

He's made the perfect debut album. It's indisputably impressive, merging together his own brand of Austin blues, soul, and rock into something truly transcendent
Rolling Stone 3.5 out of 5
Give Clark credit for striving to be something more than a blues-rock throwback and singing from a troubled heart. And hope that he gets through the narrow portals of pop radio. But on this album, it's still his blues that cut deepest.

E.C. Scott - "one honest-to-God soul singer."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

John Coltrane Tee Shirt

John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-Shirt

John Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.

Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Farewell to Ravi

A great musician and human being - with talented children

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black - The O2 Arena - Live in London - November 25, 2012

Notes from YouTube:

Palpable excitement was rewarded by still more palpable excitement, as The Rolling Stones took to the stage in London on November 25 2012, even among the back rows of the vertiginous Level 4 of the O2 Arena.

As the Sheffield couple, on my right, declared with infectious optimism: "These are great seats! You can see everything!" I had dreaded these seats, as I love standing in the first few rows of a concert, but the standing area, and indeed the entire floor and Level 1 were beyond my price bracket, yet I wanted to see The Rolling Stones badly. Some songs I rocked out to, other songs I recorded, but every song was a treat!

The Rolling Stones really are one of the most exciting bands in the world, even from Level 4, and age has not withered them! I hope standing is more affordable when the Stones tour next year, and maybe I can get closer, lol! Here is "Paint It Black," taken from The Rolling Stones' 1966 album, "Aftermath." :) Find The Rolling Stones here: (Artist reserves all rights, no copyright infringement intended).

Pink Anderson She Knows How To Stretch It

Roy Book Binder - "police dog blues"

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Have Blues, Will Travel

Robert Cray Consequences

Along comes temptation
And he can't refuse, no
I know the difference 'tween wrong and right
Don't make no difference in the middle of the night