A rare visit to Funk Country with the Betster, former wife of Miles Davis and girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Robert Palmer. From the 1974 album of the … Continue readingBetty Davis: Nasty Gal
Excellent clip from the underrated 1982 album Icecream for Crow.
Live version of the song from the idiosyncratic American’s 1978 album of the same name. Remember when all concert performances were wreathed in smoke, cigarette or otherwise?
‘You walked in, and my life began again. Just when I’d spent the last piastre I could borrow.’ Gorgeous track from the 1975 album Katy Lied https://am-records.com/2018/10/22/steely-dan-cool-not-cold/ .
I was in a newsroom once when a particularly thick arts reporter loudly enquired of the chap on the next desk: ‘How do you spell illiterate?’ He couldn’t understand why … Continue reading10,000 Maniacs: Cherry Tree
Delightful rock version of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto brought to mind by M’s classical post the other day. From the 1970 album Friend’s Friend’s Friend.
Carole wrote this in 1971 as a response to Taylor’s song Fire and Rain, which includes the line: ‘I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.’ She … Continue readingCarole King/James Taylor: You’ve Got a Friend
Written by Nils Lofgren, the best track from the Horse’s eponymous 1971 album. Nils would go on to recycle it several times, with his band Grin and on solo recordings. … Continue readingCrazy Horse: Beggar’s Day
Recorded in 1965 during the sessions for Highway 61 Revisited. It did not appear on that album but was released as a single, a follow-up to another brilliant putdown, Like … Continue readingBob Dylan: Positively 4th Street
Mancunian jokesmiths caught on Tony Wilson’s late 1970s Granada music show So It Goes.