Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister (Live in 1975)

This is a find. Bob Dylan, playing with the same group of musicians with whom he had just recorded Desire. Filmed on a PBS soundstage just a few months before the album was released. If you watch all the way to the end of “Oh, Sister” – and why wouldn’t you? – you’ll get to see them tackle “Simple Twist Of Fate” afterwards. Just take a minute and breath it all in.

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Gov’t Mule With Tash Neal – Cortez The Killer (Live in 2013)

Young Mule is coming. October 31 at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati. Don’t miss it.

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Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes (Live in 2010)

“Doctor My Eyes” is still one of my favorite Jackson Browne songs. One you’re sure to recognize if you grew up listening to the radio in the late 70s and 80s. David Lindley sits in on this pretty hot live version from 2010.

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Joe Jackson – You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) (music video)

Joe Jackson has written a lot of great songs, most of them in the 80s, and this is one of them. He was also a pretty major presence, as I remember, in the early days of MTV. He had a bunch of videos that were in regular rotation. I’ll never forget him shoveling pork and beans down his gullet in one of them (though I can’t remember which one).

This is a live performance of “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)” from back in the 80s. You can tell by the cheesy guitar and bass players, with their no-head guitar and bass. Those were popular for about 5 minutes. In the 80s.

“You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)” is from the 1984 album Body & Soul.

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The Beatles – Two Of Us (Live in studio in 1969)

This is some pretty outstanding footage of The Beatles, stuff I haven’t seen before. I’m not exactly sure where they’re playing. Maybe Twickenham? Well worth watching. Check out the super bassy guitar riffs George Harrison is playing.

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The Dead – Into The Mystic (Live in 2009)

Back in the spring of 2009, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead got together with Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti to form The Dead. I was lucky enough to see them play twice on that tour. Once at Rosemont outside Chicago, and the other at Rothbury, where they were a headliner. They played Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” at Rothbury, and I loved it. The Grateful Dead never played it, as far as I can tell, but Warren has been playing it with The Allman Brothers for years. I assume he brought the song into the mix. I couldn’t find an audience clip of “Into The Mystic” from Rothbury, but I did find this one from the second night at Rosemont (I only saw the first show). Enjoy.

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Bruce Springsteen – The Fever (Live in 1978)

A classic Bruce Springsteen song that never got an official release until 1998’s 18 Tracks. Widely bootlegged and circulated. This is a great video of “The Fever”, from back when The E Street band had more hair. Clarence Clemons does some great saxophone work on this one.

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