Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 31

Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger – (You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back (music video)

“Don’t Look Back” is a song written by Smokey Robinson that became a live staple for the Temptations. In 1978, Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger got together and did a reggae version of the song – “(You Gotta Walk And) Don’t Look Back”. This is the video for it. Advertisements

May 30

Nina Simone – I Shall Be Released (Live in Paris in 1968)

This is Nina Simone covering Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” in 1968. Somewhere in Paris. It’s a soulful but delicate version of the song. And it looks like Spock is her bass player. Check it out.

May 29

Joni Mitchell and L.A. Express – Coyote (Live in 1980)

This video of “Coyote” is from the Shadows and Light DVD, which captures a Joni Mitchell concert from 1980. She is touring with L.A. Express, which at this time includes both Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorious. It’s a great version of “Coyote”. Originally from her 1976 album Hejira, it’s one of my all time favorite Joni Mitchell […]

May 29

The Jam – Town Called Malice (music video)

“A Town Called Malice” is the first single off The Jam’s 1982 record The Gift. It entered the charts in England at number one. I remember the video being in pretty heavy rotation when I was a young MTV addict, back in 1982. I forget what the technique is called, but the way the filmed […]

May 28

David Bowie – Queen Bitch (Live on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972)

“Queen Bitch” is from David Bowie’s 1971 record Hunky Dory. It’s a great, rollicking rocker of a song. Here he is with The Spiders From Mars playing “Queen Bitch” on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972. Bowie has shiny red boots, with green laces, and a jumpsuit that seems to draw its inspiration from […]

May 27

Grateful Dead feat. Branford Marsalis – Eyes Of The World (Live in 1990)

This “Eyes Of The World” comes from one of those legendary Grateful Dead shows that most deadheads talk about with awe – March 29, 1990 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Branford Marsalis sat in on “Birdsong” in the first set, and over the set break, the band convinced him to sit in on the […]

May 26

Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground (Live on Beat-Club in 1974)

This is Stevie Wonder on Musikladen – Beat-Club – a German music TV show in the 1970s. Online, I’ve read in several spots that this occurred in 1974, but in a few others, the claim is 1973. One reference I read said he made this stop as part of his 1974 European Tour, so that’s […]