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Freddie King – Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live in 1974)

“Have You Ever Loved A Woman” was written by Billy Myles, and popularized by blues guitar legend Freddie King. In fact, Eric Clapton loved King’s version so much, he later covered it on the Derek and the Dominos record. This is from the Live in Europe DVD. Freddie King and band kick out a 12 minute […]

COCKER May 21

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends (Live at Woodstock in 1969)

Yesterday was Joe Cocker’s birthday, and I had this video all lined up to post. Totally spaced it, though. I blame my day job. Joe Cocker died last December. He would be 75 today if he was still with us. This is the version of “With A Little Help From My Friends” from Woodstock. It […]

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Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia – Throwing Stones (Live at the Bridge School Benefit in 1988)

One of the things I’ve always loved about “Throwing Stones” is the sort of “view from space” approach it takes lyrically. A view of us – the human race – from on high. “A peaceful place or so it looks from space / A closer look reveals the human race / Full of hope full of grace […]

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The Kinks – Destroyer (Live in 1981)

[Ed Note: Every Tuesday, we post two songs by the same artist. To apply some kind of order to the process, we decided to move through the alphabet in reverse order, starting with Z. This week we’re at K. And K is for Kinks.] “Destroyer” is the first U.S. single off of The Kinks 1981 […]

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The Kinks – Lola (Live in 1970)

[Ed Note: Every Tuesday, we post two songs by the same artist. To apply some kind of order to the process, we decided to move through the alphabet in reverse order, starting with Z. This week we’re at K. And K is for Kinks.] 30 or so years later, I can say with confidence that […]

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Gary Clark Jr. – When My Train Pulls In (Live on KEXP in 2013)

“When My Train Pulls In” is from Gary Clark Jr.’s 2012 album Blak and Blu. After the release, they did a lot of live session promotions like this one on KEXP. The goal, of course, was to drum up interest in the record and in Gary Clark Jr. in general. It’s paid off. Today he’s considered one […]

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Daryl Hall feat. Billy Gibbons – La Grange (Live from Daryl’s House in 2014)

This is “La Grange” with a big band sound. Not the three piece version you’ve come to know and love from ZZ Top. “La Grange” is about a whorehouse in Texas – the same one that “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” was based on. That’s why “they got a lotta nice girls” in La Grange. […]

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