Editor’s Note: The folks at Go-DIY Records were kind enough to post a note that TDMB welcomed new music. Several bands have sent me links and samples. My plan is to post the music in the order in which it came in and to present all or some of what the band (or its management) submits.
Next up is Not Tonight Josephine. This song is Carousel. Below that is the gist of an email that came with the video link.
Carousel is off the debut album All on the Horizon by the Tampa, FL-based band Not Tonight Josephine. The note said that the band is going to work with producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Underoath, New Found Glory) this April and then start a tour in June.by
The management of this site (that would be me) is happy to say Happy Birthday and love to Emily…
Most people who grew up with rock and roll know the story of the Allman Brothers.
The clip above is from The Fillmore East in 1970 with the lineup that made the band famous. Here is Whipping Post from the same concert.
Here is a long excerpt from the group’s bio at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame entry:
As the principal architects of Southern rock, the Allman Brothers Band forged this new musical offshoot from elements of blues, jazz, soul, R&B and rock and roll. Along with the Grateful Dead and Cream, they help advance rock as a medium for improvisation. Their kind of jamming required a level of technical virtuosity and musical literacy that was relatively new to rock & roll, which had theretofore largely been a song-oriented medium. The original guitarists in the Allman Brothers Band – Duane Allman and Dickey Betts – broke that barrier with soaring, extended solos. Combined with organist Gregg Allman’s gruff, soulful vocals and Hammond B3 organ, plus the forceful, syncopated drive of a rhythm section that included two drummers, the Allman Brothers Band were a blues-rocking powerhouse from their beginnings in 1969.
Someone else who gets it just about right — at least for some people — is the top commenter (as of today) at YouTube posting of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed:
I’ve heard a lot of the greats. I’m what you’d you consider old school. There are so many great guitarists but you have to ask you self what really moves you, that’s what it’s all about. And nobody has ever moved me like Duane. Just simply the best. The timing, bending of notes, tone, feeling, just extraordinary. And just 25 when he left us. Hendrix is superb as a lot of others, but Duane for me is the best I’ve ever heard.
Here is the band’s site and a live version of Blue Sky from 1991:
The Troggs’ Wild Thing was at the top of the charts on this day in 1966. Some people, however, may prefer this 1967 version. It was done by a pretty good guitar player and included a sample of Strangers in the Night. The song actually was written by a man named Chip Taylor and originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965. That makes three versions in three years.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University have announced that Chuck Berry will be honored as the 17th Annual American Music Masters series.
The series starts on Monday, Oct. 22 and culminates in a concert on Saturday, Oct. 27. No disrespect to any of the previous 16 honorees, but there simply aren’t 16 acts or performers in rock and roll history more important than Chuck Berry.
Here is Sweet Little Sixteen from a 1967 concert at Winterland:by
A couple of weeks ago Paul McCartney celebrated his 70th birthday. Proving once again that even being a member of Beatles doesn’t stop the aging process, Ringo turned 72 on Saturday.
Here is Photograph, which was written by Starr and George Harrison. This site really doesn’t have enough traffic yet for a meaningful poll question, but here are two good ones anyway: What is your favorite non Lennon/McCartney Beatles song? What is your favorite post-Beatles song by members of the band?
Here is Ringo’s birthday greeting to Paul.by
This is from a review of the album, which is self-titled, at Philadelphia Weekly:
While TUS’ music has always retained Elliott’s penchant for narratives and storytelling, it has evolved from the euphoric honky-tonk and earnest Americana found on the band’s earlier albums to a mature, alt-country version of the Counting Crows, as exemplified on 2010’s What Lasts. With their eponymous album, the band not only retains plenty of honky-tonk and American balladry, but incorporates hints of ’60s garage and classic rock.
This morning the site featured The Blasters, who are heavily influenced by rockabilly. In this video, the great Imelda May suggests that rockabilly started a lot of the most talented performers of the 20th century — Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, to name a few — on the road to the great places they ended up.
May mentions Elvis, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Carl Perkins and Wanda Jackson as particularly important figures in rockabilly. Her song choice for Vincent (and his Blue Caps) is Baby Blue — but I am sure she wouldn’t object to this high quality recording of Be Bop a Lupa.by