I first heard “Heart Of Mine” (a live version) when Biograph came out in 1985, but it was originally recorded for Shot Of Love. It’s remained one of my favorite Dylan compositions since I first heard it. So I was pretty psyched when I came across this clip on the YouTubes. It’s not the greatest […]
If you’re going to cover “Stairway to Heaven” with fewer than 50 musicians, you’re wasting everybody’s time. That’s part of what makes this cover by Heart, Jason Bonham and a host of others so fun. They start out small, but by the end of the song, there must be 100 or so people on the […]
“I’d Rather Go Blind” is one of the great blues ballads, covered repeatedly by all kinds of bands since it was first put on vinyl by Etta James in the mid sixties. She wrote the song with her friend Ellington “Fugi” Jordan while he was in prison, but for tax purposes her credit went to Billy Foster, […]
The Rolling Stones did a private show at The Marque Club in March of 1971. This was about a month before Sticky Fingers was released. Sticky Fingers was the first Rolling Stones record with Mick Taylor as a full fledged member of the band, and he’s featured prominently in “Dead Flowers”. Great backing vocals by […]
What a great video. Inspired lip syncing by Chevy Chase, the whole video shot in that pink room. And lines like this: “Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly / Get these mutts away from me / You know I don’t find this stuff amusing anymore” Great memories.
A couple of things about this post. First, in a rare treat, Donna Jean Godchaux takes lead vocal on “Stir It Up”. I think there were one or two other songs on which she took lead vocals, but for the most part, Jerry sings the songs the Jerry Garcia Band plays. Second, they’re playing on […]