portrait of this blog's author - by Stephen Blackman 2008

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

 Big O has posted a Glastonbury '95 set from

Jeff Buckley

If you don't have this set already this really worth a punt a fine quality BBC radio broadcast
There's no Hallelujah but seven tracks from 'Grace' one of the finest albums ever recorded IMHO
I had this already but actually this is better quality
 Big O says:
This is an absolutely stunning set from the late Jeff Buckley. The day he drowned (May 29, 1997) was definitely a massive loss for the music world. His only album, Grace, is fantastic and it would have been a pleasure to watch his career evolve. For the time being, enjoy this set - just incredible, even for those unfamiliar.
Jeff Buckley - Glastonbury 1995

They also have posted today a set from Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood and with Al Cooper on keyboards trubute to a favourite of mind Jimmy Reed a couple of months back from New York's 'Cutting Room' venue. It's fun and worth a punt if not the real deal, [Mathis James Reed died in '76] it's a good example of two guitar rock and blues masters to one of the greats
I first bought a picture gatefold EP of Jimmy Rogers called Bright Lights, Big City at the age of 13 when I first discovered the blues through my older brother Steve, who had introduced me to Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt and it also contained Big Boss Man the two legendary songs that defined Reeds oeuvre for me.
Big O quotes Patrick Doyle of Rolling Stone
: Wood and Taylor’s show last night at the tiny venue was a loose blast as they played the blues they grew up on – the setlist included no Rolling Stones songs and mostly explored Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed… While the pairing may seem surprising, the duo go way back: Wood was a huge fan of Taylor’s in England in the Sixties. He would even fill in for Taylor when he was stricken by stage fright in his band the Gods. “He used to be too nervous even to go on, and he’d say ‘Ronnie, play my bit for me,” Wood recalled in According to the Rolling Stones. “Mick Taylor always underestimated his talent”…

Ronnie Wood & Mick Taylor - Jimmy Reed tribute November 2013
Reed Songs covered:
Good Lover 5:10 (8.7MB)
Big Boss Man 5:01 (8.4MB)
Bright Lights, Big City 4:22 (7.3MB)
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby 3:56 (6.6MB)
Baby, What You Want Me to Do 5:35 (9.4MB)
Blue Carnegie 4:53 (8.2MB)
I’m Mr Luck 8:28 (14.2MB)
I’m the Man Down There 5:45 (9.7MB)
High and Lonesome 4:50 (8.1MB)
Going to New York 4:04 (6.8MB)

Ronnie Wood - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Mick Taylor - guitar
Simon Kirke - drums
Al Kooper - Hammond B3 organ
Wilbur Bascomb - bass

Enjoy! I know I did

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