A great little instructional video for guitar players hosted by Richard Thompason and featuring Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones and Michael Schenker of UFO and Scorpions fame. The film covers everything from tuning, fingerpicking, dapening, use of the tremelo and more. A great video for folks who are just starting out on the guitar or who want to learn a bit more about the particular techniques of musicians like Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell, BB King, Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry. Highly recommended. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!
Barrie Wentzell’s photo of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from 1970. p.s. Check out When You Awake’s Facebook page to hear a very young, pre-Byrds David Crosby singing Chet Power’s tune “Get Together”.
Coming Back Home
A clip from the documentary Ginger Baker: In Africa of Ginger Baker jamming with Nigerian musicians Joni Haastrup, Tunde Kuboye, Tee Mac, Laolu Akins and The Lijadu Sisters on Kuboye’s tune “Coming Back Home.” The footage was filmed live in Lagos, Nigeria in 1971.
Mountain Girl, Jerry Garcia and Neil Young in 1972. Photo by Jim Marshall.
Linda Ronstadt- It Does’nt Matter Anymore
Linda Ronstadt performing Paul Anka’s “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” live in Atlanta in 1977. This video captures the rare instance of her playing the guitar on stage.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Paul McCartney, Mashed Potatoes Master
Paul McCartney shows off his masterful mashed potato cooking skills in this video clip. He says some amazing lines like “Get me wee cloth and wipe me handies” and even gets into an argument with his oven mit. As I’ve been assigned mashed potatoes duty at this year’s Thanksgiving feast, I’ll be using this clip as my guide. Cooking with Paul…wish me luck!
Paul and Linda McCartney- Eat At Home
Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan- One Too Many Mornings
On February 17, 1969, Bob Dylan was joined by Johnny Cash at CBS studios in Nashville, TN, where Dylan was recording tracks for his upcoming album, Nashville Skyline. The legendary pair recorded several tracks over the next two days, including “One Too Many Mornings,” “Girl From The North Country,” and “Wanted Man.” This film footage – possibly revealing that the song was originally titled “A Thousand Miles Behind” — was later included in a documentary called The Other Side Of Nashville which was released in July 1984. Dylan’s “Girl From The North Country” ended up being the only duet of theirs released on Nashville Skyline, but numerous studio tracks and attempts at other duets have been shared between fans for years. Check out another great duet from Dylan/Cash after the jump.
Los Angeles musician Haroula Rose has given us her “Top 10 Songs for a Nostalgic November Afternoon”. The mix features tunes by Big Star, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen among others. Haroula is gearing up for the release of her debut full-length album, These Open Roads, this January. The record was produced by Andy Lemaster ( REM, Azure Ray, Conor Oberst) and features contributions from Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S, Art In Manila), John Neff (Drive By Truckers, Japancakes), Heather Macintosh (Elf Power, Neutral Milk Hotel), Blair Sinta (Damien Rice, Stevie Nicks, My Brightest Diamond, Annie Lennox), Joseph Karnes (Jesca Hoop, John Cale) among many others. Check out the mixtape and a video of Haroula singing after the jump.