Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Easy For Some To Bang That Drum



The above is from L. Cohen's 1974 LP New Skin For the Old Ceremony, highly recommended.
Below is another old favorite from The Heptones' 1978 LP Night Food. Dig the string arrangements on both of these tracks. 












Monday, November 2, 2015

Wherever I Go- Pretty Saro 1970


For anyone who thinks Dylan couldn't sing, here, I do believe, is one of the finest vocals ever recorded.

From Wikipedia-Pretty Saro (Roud 417) is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s.[1] The song died out in England by the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America in the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in the Appalachian Mountains through oral traditions.[2] The work of Cecil Sharp is credited for keeping songs such as Pretty Saro and others, alive well into modern times.
During his Self Portrait sessions in March 1970 at Columbia Records' New York studio, Bob Dylan ran through "Pretty Saro" six consecutive times. While none of those versions made the final cut for the album, the song remained in Columbia's vault, until it was released on Another Self Portrait, a 35-track box set of songs cut for Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning.[3]

Excitement is a building for the new bootleg 65-66 release this Friday see here -new video below!

Beatles promo videos out maƱana as well, and me with very little dinero. Not to mention later in the month Beach Boys Party sessions and VU's complete live at the Matrix set.  Dios mio!  But I refuse to consult old liner notes by droog Loog Oldham to figure out what to do. Ah well, I guess that's what credit cards are for, I'll just suffer, and such sweet suffering it is.