September 20: Neil Young at Farm Aid in 2008 (full set, videos)
Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers.
Farm Aid has been going on for 31 years, and they have had a lot of great music through the years. Today we’ve picked a very fine set from Neil Young in 2008. Enjoy!
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This brilliant song (one of his best) was recorded on November 29, 1975 @ Broken Arrow Ranch, Woodside CA.
It was released as a single on August 8, 1977 & included on the album American Stars ‘n Bars (1977).
- Neil Young – Lead guitar and lead vocals
- Frank “Poncho” Sampedro – Stringman synthesizer and background vocals
- Billy Talbot – Bass guitar and background vocals
- Ralph Molina – Drums and background vocals
Produce by Neil Young, David Briggs & Tim Mulligan.
Continue reading “August 8: Watch – Neil Young released “Like A Hurricane” in 1977, 5 great live versions”
Originally recorded on July 30, 1969 at Mastertone Studios in New York City with Lewis Merenstein as producer. Released on “Moondance” January 27, 1970.
Continue reading “Van Morrison: 5 lovely live versions of “Caravan””
L’altra America (1986)
Television concert documentary from the San Remo Festival (Club Tenco), Teatro Ariston.
With Greg Cohen on upright bass. Aired on Italian television by RAI DUE. Rebroadcast in 1988.
“I’m not big on awards. They’re just a lot of headlights stapled to your chest, as Bob Dylan said. I’ve gotten only one award in my life, from a place called Club Tenco in Italy. They gave me a guitar made out of tiger-eye. Club Tenco was created as an alternative to the big San Remo Festival they have every year.
It’s to commemorate the death of a big singer whose name was Tenco and who shot himself in the heart because he’d lost at the San Remo Festival. For a while, it was popular in Italy for singers to shoot themselves in the heart. That’s my award.”
– Tom Waits 1987 (Source: “Tom Waits, 20 Questions”. Playboy magazine via Tom Waits Library) Continue reading “Tom Waits: Live at Premio Tenco San Remo Italy Nov 22 1986”
Channel 4 Television
October 16th 1985
Around this time Tom Waits played 8 Times in London
from Oct 16- 1985 – Oct 24 -1985 . at Dominion Theatre.
Hosted by Jools Holland and Paula Yates. From Tyne Tees TV Studio 5, Newcastle/ UK. Performs: “16 Shells From Thirty-Ought Six”, “Cemetery Polka”, “Walking Spanish” and “In The Neighborhood”. Rebroadcast in 1994 by Tyne Tees. Shortened version rebroadcast December, 2004 in “The Best of The Tube” (info from Tom Waits Library) Continue reading “Tom Waits On The Tube TV Oct 16 1985”