Vinyl Picks: a column where we recommend three vinyl records that every When You Awake reader should own. This week’s theme is live recordings. First up, we have Dylan with Hard Rain, a live album recorded during the second leg of his Rolling Thunder Revue tour in May 1976. The musicians include Mick Ronson, T-Bone Burnett, Steven Soles, David Mansfield, Rob Stoner, Howard Wyeth, Gary Burke and Scarlet Rivera. You can pick up a VG++ copy of this LP right now on eBay with a “Buy It Now” price of $4.75. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Bob Dylan- Lay Lady Lay (Live in 1976)
Next up, we have Delaney & Bonnie with their eight-song live album, recorded in Croydon in 1969. Musicians included Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon. There are a handful of used copies available via Amazon starting at $5.76. Click here to check them out.
MP3: Delaney & Bonnie- Comin’ Home (Live in 1969)
Lastly, we have Townes Van Zandt with a live double album that was recorded at the Old Quarter in Houston, Texas in July 1973. Included on the LP are 27 songs, including “Pancho and Lefty”, “For the Sake of the Song”, “If I Needed You” and more. You can get it new via Amazon for $16.70. Click here to check it out. What are your favorite live recordings? Let us know in the comments after the jump.
MP3: Townes Van Zandt- If I Needed You (Live in 1973)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbj6flNeil Young- Harvest Moon
Neil Young performing “Harvest Moon” on Saturday Night Live on December 5th, 1992.
James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, has given us his “Recent Roadtrippin’ Mix”, featuring tunes by Tompal Glaser, Jim Ford, The Rolling Stones and more. Toth released his 10th full-length record, Death Seat, last year via Young God Records (which was produced by Swan’s Michael Gira and features guest musicians from Glossary, Lambchop, Silver Jews, Mercury Rev, Fire on Fire/Big Blood) and is currently hosting a Kickstarter campaign to fund his next album. Check out a demo of one of the songs that will be on the record, as well as his mixtape after the jump!
Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting Arms Out, a new show by Echo Park based artist Mel Kadel, from February 5th through March 5th. Mel uses stained papers, .005 pens, hand-mixed washes and blades to create images of women overcoming peril in all sorts of situations. She hand cuts thick layers of paper and collages them to make her work both delicate and dimensional, her patterned pieces form landscapes that are at times surreal, tears forming oceans, and women turned into patchwork quilts.
Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat says of Kadel’s work, “Mel goes so hard on her work it’s a wonder she hasn’t fallen in. Actually, I think if you look close enough you’ll see a piece of her in every picture. No joke.” The opening reception, which is open to the public, will be on Saturday, February 5 from 8–11pm. Check out more of her work after the jump.
Waylon Jennings- Waymore Blues
Waylon Jennings bantering with his wife, Jessi Colter, and performing a solo acoustic version of “Waymore Blues” live on Cowboy Jack Clement’s TV show in 1975.
Part Five of our Cabinessence photo series. Be sure to check out Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four if you missed them.
Josh T. Pearson and Dustin O’Halloran- Country Dumb
Josh T. Pearson performing the first single, “Country Dumb”, from his upcoming album Last of the Country Gentlemen (out March 14th via Mute Records). The Texan has been wowing ’em in the UK with an upcoming tour starting off with a sold out show on 23 February at the Slaughtered Lamb in London, but is only now getting round to his U.S. live debut as a solo act at this year’s upcoming South-By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. For those of you who will be going, be sure to mark him down on your must see acts list. Some of his sound’s a bit meta, but y’all know somebody who kicks the following lines can’t ever punk the Briarpatch: “I come from a long line in history of dreamers / Each one more tired than the one before / All of us too poor to pay attention / Sweet dreamin’ was all we could afford”. Read more about Josh and download a piano version of “Country Dumb” after the jump.
The great Charlie Louvin passed away this morning at 1:30 am after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. The 83-year-old singer began performing when he was a teenager with his brother Ira as the Louvin Brothers. Their rich, two part harmonies influenced everyone from the Everly Brothers to the Byrds and Emmylou Harris. We had the honor of seeing Charlie Louvin perform two years ago at Spaceland in Los Angeles. It was honestly one of the most surreal musical nights of my life complete with power outages, a very drunken Lucinda Williams, and an all acoustic sing-a-long version of the Louvin Brother’s classic, “The Christian Life”. You can read my full review here, but basically, it was an unforgettable night in the presence of a legend who will be greatly missed. RIP Charlie Louvin!
The Louvin Brothers- Nearer My God To Thee
We’ve scoured Ebay to bring you some of the best style finds out there right now. First up we have this vintage cream 70s crochet dress. The auction is set to end on January 27th and currently has three bids at a $11.00. Click here to check it out.
Next up, we have this southwestern-style woven bag from the lovely ladies of Sisters of the Black Moon. The auction is set to end on January 31st and currently has three bids at a $12.50. Click here to check it out.
Lastly, we have this pair of vintage leather platform wooden clogs in a size 7 1/2. The auction is set to end later today and currently has zero bids at a $49.99 starting price. Click here to check it out.