RIP Jeff, the man even more Spinal than the Tap, and I mean that in an admiring way. Here he is back in 2007 and still in his prime. /
Hard-core religion from the Gillster, assisted by David Rawlings and Ricky Skaggs. ‘I will know my Saviour when I come to him, by the mark where the nails have been.’
I prefer not to use the textspeak title of the song from the great Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album released in 1998. This live performance is from a … Continue readingLucinda Williams: Too Cool To Be Forgotten
Another mournful, one-word-titled piece from the Jazz album. Nobody was written by Alex Rogers and Bert Williams and was first recorded by Arthur Collins in 1905.
From Ry’s worst-selling album of all time, 1978’s Jazz. Shine was written by Ford Dabney and Cecil Mack, and was first performed in 1905 by Aida Overton Walker. ‘When I … Continue readingRy Cooder: Shine
Another from the Pointers in memory of Anita. This is a 1979 live TV version of the Loose Windscreen classic.
RIP Anita Pointer, who died on New Year’s Eve aged 74.
I remember when The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway came out in 1974 and the Melody Maker’s review headline was ‘Dull, Plodding Genesis’. How wrong can you be?
Somewhat idiosyncratic live performance from the Tomster.
One of Dylan’s most beautiful and generous songs. ‘If you’re making love to her, kiss her for the kid. Who always has respected her for doing what she did.’ This … Continue readingBob Dylan: If You See Her Say Hello