Wednesday July 10th 2013, 1:53 pm
Snapshot: Dolly Parton
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Monday July 08th 2013, 5:52 pm
Video of the Day: Stephen Stills and Manassas
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Thursday May 30th 2013, 4:46 pm
Video of the Day: Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris
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Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris – “Big Mouth Blues” live at Liberty Hall, 1973, from the hard to find 1998 Rhino VHS tape “Together Again for the Last Time” with Gram and Clarence White.




Wednesday May 15th 2013, 10:57 am
Video of the Day: Susan James with Peter Stormare
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Topanga Canyon resident and longtime When You Awake fave and friend Susan James has a brand new video for the lead-off track from her new album, “Driving Toward The Sun,” which includes a special appearance by her longtime friend, actor Peter Stormare. The track features Susan on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin, Jason Chesney (of Old California and lots of other bands) on bass, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on drums, Neal Casal on acoustic guitar and John McDuffie on acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string, dobro, mando and electric guitar. More exclusive photos from the Topanga location shoot after the jump.

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Thursday April 04th 2013, 2:37 pm
Snapshot: The Grateful Dead, circa 1979-’80
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Wednesday March 20th 2013, 3:45 am
Video of the Day: Rare CSNY
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Neil Young performing his unreleased song “Pushed It Over The End” with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at Wembley Stadium in 1974. Hopefully this one turns up on the CSNY live box set that Graham Nash is currently working on, or maybe it’ll be on Volume 2 of Neil’s Archives series.




Monday March 11th 2013, 2:49 pm
Video of the Day: Larry Jon Wilson
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Have a look and a listen to Larry Jon Wilson recording “Ohoopee River Bottomland,” from the 1981 documentary Heartworn Highways, one of When You Awake‘s favorites! The track, recording in 1975 for Larry Jon’s album New Beginnings, is also one of sixteen featured on an awesome compilation that came out last summer on Light In The Attic, called Country Funk: 1969-1975, which also features tracks by Dale Hawkins, Jim Ford, Link Wray, Bobby Charles Tony Joe White, Bobbie Gentry and more. It’s pretty unusual these days when a new collection of archival tracks are released — tunes that weren’t hits to begin with! – on a lavish CD packaging like this LITA release. And what the hell is “Country Funk” you ask?  Jessica Hundley offers up an explanation in the liner notes: “The style encompasses the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues, country hoedown harmony with inner city grit. It is alternately playful and melancholic, slow jammin’ and booty shakin’. It is both studio slick and barroom raw. And while these all may seem unlikely combinations at first glance, upon close listen, it all makes sweet sense.” Amen!




Friday March 08th 2013, 2:28 pm
Snapshot: Charlie Rich And Producer Billy Sherrill
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Wednesday March 06th 2013, 2:04 pm
Video of the Day: Bobbie Gentry
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YouTube Preview ImageBobbie Gentry- Morning Glory

Here’s a lovely song to wake up to! Bing Crosby introduces Bobbie Gentry on “The Hollywood Palace,” from January 1969, and she performs this song, “Morning Glory,” from her second album, The Delta Sweete, which was released in 1968. By this time she had also recorded the song as a duet with Glen Campbell. Later on the same show Bobbie and Bing sing one of Ms. Gentry’s hits about the Delta, “Okolona River Bottom Band.”




Monday March 04th 2013, 4:02 pm
Snapshot: Bob Dylan & Richard Manuel
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Remembering Richard Manuel, who died on March 4, 1986. More photos are after the jump.

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