Tuesday January 31st 2012, 6:12 am
Snapshot: Leon Russell and Willie Nelson
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Willie and Leon




Thursday January 26th 2012, 6:53 pm
Video of the Day: Brook Benton & Booker T & The MGs
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YouTube Preview ImageBrook Benton & Booker T & The MGs

Brook Benton & Booker T & The MGs recording “Time Is Tight” and the The The Mar-keys working on a horn arrangement (with Isaac Hayes playing sax) at Stax Studios.




Tuesday January 24th 2012, 6:54 am
Snapshot: Chris Bell of Big Star
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Chris Bell Big Star




Monday January 23rd 2012, 5:53 pm
Video of the Day: Francoise Hardy
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YouTube Preview ImageFrancoise Hardy- Suzanne

Francoise Hardy covering Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” in 1968.




Friday January 20th 2012, 5:56 pm
Snapshot: Tom Rush
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Friday January 20th 2012, 3:00 pm
Video of the Day: Etta James
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YouTube Preview ImageEtta James- Take It To The Limit

The great Etta James passed away today of complications from leukaemia at the age of 73. Take a minute to watch this video of her performing The Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit” and to reflect on the genius of this soul legend. What’s your favorite Etta moment/ track?




Thursday January 19th 2012, 6:16 am
Snapshot: Tim Hardin and Richie Havens
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Richie Havens and Tim Hardin at Woodstock

Tim Hardin and Richie Havens at Woodstock on August 15, 1969 in Bethel, New York.




Thursday January 19th 2012, 6:15 am
Video of the Day: First Aid Kit
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YouTube Preview ImageFirst Aid Kit- Emmylou

Swedish sisters First Aid Kit performing their beautiful song “Emmylou” live on KCRW in November 2011. The official music video is after the jump, though while it’s shot beautifully,  I found the whole “Gram Parsons in Joshua Tree” imagery to be a bit much. Thoughts?
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Wednesday January 18th 2012, 6:32 pm
Stop SOPA (aka the Stop Online Piracy Act breaks the internet)
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http://www.vimeo.com/31100268

Please take a moment to watch this video and then sign this petition (sponsored by Google, so you know it’s legit). Thanks.
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Tuesday January 17th 2012, 10:29 am
Video of the Day: Langhorne Slim
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YouTube Preview ImageLanghorne Slim- Song For Sid

Langhorne Slim performing his new tune “Song For Sid” in Brooklyn, New York in Summer 2011.