McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who is often cited as the “father of modern Chicago blues”.
This short and sweet set from Denmark, 27th October 1968 is a great showcase of his electric blues. It is a blistering concert with a great band, especially the great Otis Spann on piano. The sound and picture are both high broadcasting quality.
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A wonderful concert voted as a top ten Van Bootleg by Van traders.
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
January 26, 1984
- Van Morrison – vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica
- Richie Buckley – saxophone, flute, vocals (Summertime In England)
- Kenny Craddock – keyboards
- Martin Drover – trumpet
- Arty McGlynn – guitar
- Jerome Rimson – bass
- Terry Popple – drums
- Doreen Chanter – backing vocals
- Joy Yates – backing vocals
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In 1964 Jerry Lee Lewis was struggling back home in the US. He had recently moved from Sun to Smash Records, and they had a plan to get him a hit record. Just a few weeks before Landing in -England, Jerry Lee had recorded what many were sure would be his comeback hit: “I’m on Fire”. This great song never good further up than 98 on the charts, the Beatles was the new hot thing.
Jerry Lee traveled to Europe for 14 stops in England & 2 in West Germany. On this short tour Jerry Lee gave some outstanding performances, among them this Manchester TV Special & the Hamburg Star Club concert.
He was that kind of guy. All he wanted to do was get on the damn piano and do his stuff. And it was that kind of immediacy that we were aiming for. It wasn’t controlled. It’s a dangerous thing to do, and you wouldn’t be able to do it now.
~Philip Casson (Director of the TV Special)
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Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn March 4 1978 Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)
This is a very fine set, good songs from Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn (who also played together in The Byrds) and some very fine covers, among them three Bob Dylan songs.
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The Stones were at the top of their game in 1973… one of the best tours ever.On Feb 24 1973 they played Western Australia Cricket Ground in Perth, Australia, and a great sounding “stereo soundboard” bootleg turned up.. in 1987.
The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973
||Exile on Main St.
||18 January 1973
||27 February 1973
The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones. The tour is sometimes referred to as the Winter Tour 1973. However this title is misleading, as much of it took place in the Southern Hemisphere, where it was summer at the time.
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“I Love this Place, It’s Just Like Home, Filthy and Full of Strangers” (Ronnie Scott)
Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz (BBC documentary):
Jan 29: The late Ronnie Scott was born in 1927
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