Category Archives: Live Music

May 01

Bill Withers – Lonely Town, Lonely Street (Live in 1973)

“Lonely Town, Lonely Street” is from Bill Wither’s 1972 album Still Bill. It’s always been one of my favorite songs from the album. It’s got this funky little riff that drives it. And this is a fantastic 1973 performance of the song. There are a few other videos from this live session on YouTube as […]

April 15

Grateful Dead – When Push Comes To Shove (Live in 1987)

“When Push Comes To Shove” was a frequent first set staple in the late 80s for the Grateful Dead. Fans of In The Dark will know this song well. It’s got some bounce to it.

February 10

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Midnight In Harlem (Live in 2011)

I’m on a bit of a Tedeschi Trucks Band kick lately. They’ve got a new album out – Let Me Get By – and I just saw them at the Sunshine Music Festival in Boca Raton, FL. “Midnight In Harlem” has risen to the top as my new favorite TTB song. This is a great […]

February 08

Grateful Dead – Desolation Row (Live in 1990)

Check out this “Desolation Row” from Spring 1990. It’s a cover of one of my favorite Dylan tunes, and the band is in fine form. Bobby is fantastic on vocals. There are a lot of long verses to memorize!

January 23

Bruce Springsteen – Rebel Rebel (Live in 2016)

Bruce Springsteen plays David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” as a tribute to the man, shortly after his passing. Live in Pittsburgh on the opening night of The River Tour 2016.

January 13

David Bowie – Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (Live in 1990)

This is the only video of “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” that I could find on YouTube, and it’s a great performance. As a song, it’s a fitting epitaph for one of the greatest artists of all time. “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” is the closing track on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From […]

January 10

Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (Live in Amsterdam in 1968)

“I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Loved You)” is from the Aretha Franklin album of the same name. Written by Ronnie Shannon, it’s one of the most recognizable Aretha Franklin tunes. Here she is doing it in Amsterdam in 1968, with an enormous backing band, including three back up singers. A stunning performance.