Here is Buddy Guy in the UK 1969 with Jack Bruce of Cream on bass and Buddy Miles of Electric Flag and Jimi Hendrix on drums, along with some horn players, most likely from Colosseum or one of John Mayall's bands. They perform two tunes from Guy's classic "A Man and the Blues" album:"Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "My Time After a While." Pay special attention to Guy's use of dynamics.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Okay, I've missed a few Saturdays, so I'll make it up with this full concert featuring B.B. King with guests Eric Clapton, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Etta James and others. Pay special attention to some great harmonica from Paul Butterfield.
Coatesy Tendance on why the British SWP and other leftists are wrong to support the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
Ralph Seliger reviews Peter Bienart's "The Crisis of Zionism" for the Partners for Progressive Israel blog.
Two interesting pieces by Bill Wienberg on World War 4 Report: Assange to Ecuador: three questions nobody (on the left) is asking and "Anti-war" movement betrays Syrian people
US Lefty blogs worth following
Smoke Filled Room a collective blog by poltical science graduate students
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Talks at a June14, 2102 forum in Wichita on democracy and the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. (Order of talks was Hansen, Fox, Merrit, and Goseland.)
Louis Goseland of Sunflower Community Action and KanVote.
Friends University Political Science Professor Russell Fox
David Hansen, retired UCC pastor and director of Wichita Interfaith Worker Justice
Davis "Buzz Merrtit, retired Wichita Eagle editor and author of three books on journalismL "Public Journalism and Public Life," "The Two W's of Journalism", the latest being Knightfall: Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk
Friday, June 08, 2012
Friday, June 01, 2012
Russell Fox selects his five favorite concert videos which he boldly terms the greatest ever. Russell writes that he has been on a convert video binge and discusses some very worthy videos that didn't make his cut.
Here are Russell's picks: The Last Waltz, Rattle and Hum, Shine a Light, Stop Making Sense, and Woodstock.
I'm not prepared to put forward my five best, but there a few prime candidates that Russell missed.
a 1987 documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford that chronicles two 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll musician Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. Interaction of Chuck and Rolling Stone Keith
Richard is a real highlight of the movie.
Set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, and filmed and directed by noted commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and the film director Aram Avakian, who also edited the movie. The film features performances by Jimmy Giuffre, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and others.
Kansas City, he did a Altmanesque creative move--he brought in 21 of the greatest young jazz musicians, recreated the ambiance of a KC jam session, and filmed them over several days. The result was several key scenes in the movie, two great CDs (soundtrack and KC After Dark) and the Jazz 34 video of the jam sessions.