Nick Gravenites & Animal Mind – Don´t Feed The Animals (1994)

FrontCover1Nicholas George Gravenites (born October 2, 1938) is an American blues, rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his work with Electric Flag as their lead singer, Janis Joplin, Mike Bloomfield and several influential bands and individuals of the generation springing from the 1960s and 1970s. He has sometimes performed under the stage names Nick “The Greek” Gravenites and Gravy.

Gravenites was born in Chicago, into a Greek-speaking family; his parents were from Palaiochoriton, Arcadia, in Greece. After his father died, he worked in the family candy store before he was enrolled at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy; he was expelled shortly before he was due to graduate. He then attended the University of Chicago, met Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield, became a fan of blues music, and learned guitar.

He regularly patronised clubs where Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and other leading blues musicians played. Gravenites spent time both in Chicago and San Francisco in the early 1960s. He wrote the song “Born in Chicago”, which became the opening track on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band debut album, and, with guitarist Bloomfield, co-wrote the title track of their second album, East-West; the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.


Gravenites played in clubs with Mike Bloomfield, Charlie Musselwhite and others, and settled in San Francisco in the mid 1960s. In 1967 he formed the Electric Flag with Bloomfield. Gravenites also wrote the score for the film The Trip and produced the music for the film Steelyard Blues. According to author and pop music critic Joel Selvin, Gravenites is “the original San Francisco connection for the Chicago crowd.”

Gravenites is credited as a “musical handyman”, helping such San Francisco bands as Quicksilver Messenger Service and Janis Joplin’s first solo group, the Kozmic Blues Band. He wrote several songs for Joplin, including “Work Me, Lord” and the unfinished instrumental track “Buried Alive in the Blues”. Gravenites was the lead singer in the re-formed Big Brother and the Holding Company (without Joplin) from 1969 to 1972. He also worked extensively with John Cipollina after producing the first album by Quicksilver Messenger Service. He and Cipollina formed the Nick Gravenites–John Cipollina Band, which toured throughout Europe.


Gravenites produced the pop hit “One Toke Over the Line” for Brewer & Shipley and the album Right Place, Wrong Time for Otis Rush, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award. He and John Kahn produced the 1970 album Not Mellowed with Age, by Southern Comfort (CBS S 64125). Gravenites often used pianist Pete Sears in his band Animal Mind, including on his 1980 Blue Star album, on which Sears played keyboards and bass.[citation needed]

In the early 1980s, Gravenites performed and recorded with a revolving group of San Francisco Bay area rock, blues, and soul musicians called the Usual Suspects. Their first album, The Usual Suspects, was released in 1981. Gravenites and Sears played together in front of 100,000 people on Earth Day 1990 at Crissy Field, San Francisco. Sears also joined him for a tour of Greece. Gravenites still performs live in northern California. He was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003 for his song “Born in Chicago”. He has toured with the Chicago Blues Reunion and a new Electric Flag Band.[citation needed]

Gravenites is featured in the documentary film Born in Chicago, in which he and several other Chicago natives tell of growing up with blues music in Chicago. The film was shown at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in 2013. He currently resides in Occidental, California (by wikipedia)


And here´s a great live recording with his group “Animal Mind”:

Excellent recording, live in Bodega Bay, it captures his late 90s sound at an energetic time. Involving well-balanced sound, the most repeatable CD imho. They played locally regularly, so the band’s chops are up and there is a happy barroom groove. (Though I do have a positive bias because I used to see him every Friday back then.) Good times. (by Gecko)

Nick Gravenites came out of the Chicago blues scene, along with Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield. Those two are long gone now, but Nick is still delivering the goods. This is a fine live cd of Nick and his band Animal Mind doing some of Nicks own timeless blues tunes and many others. Any fan of the blues and any fan of Nicks rich vocals should enjoy this cd very much. (by Philly Mike)


Mark Adams (harmonica)
Roy Blumenfeld (drums)
Nick Gravenites (guirtar, vocals)
Doug Killmer (bass)


01. You Can’t Hurt Me 4:14
02 Gypsy Good Time 7:57
03 Big Bad Etta 7:27
04 Funky News 6:45
05 Wintry Countryside 10:56
06 Blue Highway 6:04
07 My Party 6:47
08 Key To The Highway 4:48
09 Six Weeks In Reno 4:39
10 Southside 5:19
11 Burried Alive In The Blues 5:19

All songs written by Nick Gravenites,
except 08., which was written by Charlie Segar & Big Bill Broonzy




Pink Floyd – Pulse (1995)

FrontCover1Pulse (stylised as p·u·l·s·e) is a live album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on 29 May 1995 by EMI in the United Kingdom and on 6 June 1995 by Columbia in the United States. The album was recorded during the European leg of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour in 1994.

The album is notable for including a complete live version of The Dark Side of the Moon. It also features “Astronomy Domine”, a Syd Barrett song not performed since the early 1970s. The track “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” features small portions of the songs “Another Brick in the Wall, Part I”, “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part III”. “Take It Back” was originally going to be on the album with the recording from 25 September 1994, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne but was cut due to length.

Unlike the previous live album Delicate Sound of Thunder, no parts of the songs were re-recorded in the studio. However, the band and Guthrie fixed songs that had bad notes (as heard on some bootlegs) by lifting solos and corrected vocal lines from other performances as the band recorded most of the European leg. The album was mixed in QSound, which produces a 3D audio effect even on a two channel stereo system.
Release history

In the United States, despite a price of $34.99 (which included flashing spine light and two AA batteries) Pulse debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 during the week of 24 June 1995 with 198,000 copies sold, it became the first multidisk album to top the Billboard 200 since the chart started using SoundScan data in May 1991. The next week it fell off to number three on the chart. It remained on the chart for twenty two weeks. It was certified two times platinum by the RIAA on 31 July 1995 for shipments of one million units.


On 1 July 1995 the video version of Pulse debuted at number one on the Billboard’s Top Music Videos chart with 16,500 units sold. The video was certified eight times platinum by the RIAA on 31 July 2006 for shipments of 800,000 units.

The video version (on VHS and Laserdisc) also featured the song “Take It Back,” and an almost complete performance from their 20 October show at Earl’s Court, London. The Pulse DVD was released on 10 July 2006.

The vinyl version was released as a four-LP box set and included “One of These Days” (also heard on the cassette release) as well as a large version of the photo booklet.

Photo 2A

The original CD cover features an “eye-like” machine that has clock pieces inside, there is a planet in its centre, and on the outside it shows evolution as it moves backwards. It starts in the sea, moves to the bacteria which evolve into fishes, then into egg type creatures, then into eggs that hatch birds, and birds follow the trail of an aeroplane. There are six pyramids in the desert, and in the bottom of the sea, one can observe a city in the shore.

The debut of the album was highlighted by a light show from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City with music simulcasted on a New York City radio station.

Early CD versions came with a flashing red LED on the side of the case. This was designed by EMI contractor Jon Kempner, who was awarded the platinum disc, using the now discontinued LM3909 LED flasher IC. The circuit was powered by a single AA battery; the battery life was stated to be over six months. Some versions were also made with two AA batteries and later editions of the CD set did not feature the blinking LED.


“Essentially, it’s a device which we thought was entertaining. It’s an idea of Storm Thorgerson’s which related to Dark Side and the pulse, and it’s a live album so the box is “alive”. After that, in terms of seriously deep meanings, one might be struggling a bit.”
— Nick Mason,  (by wikipedia)


Pink Floyd claim they had no intention of recording another live album when they began the Division Bell tour, but performing Theley Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety convinced the group to release another double-live set, called Pulse. There’s no question that the group is comprised of talented musicians, including the number of studio professionals that augmented the trio on tour. Whether they’re inspired musicians is up to debate. A large part of Pink Floyd’s live show is based on the always impressive visuals; on the Division Bell tour, they closed each show with an unprecedented laser extravaganza. In order for the visuals and the music to coincide, the group needed to play the sets as tightly as possible, with little improvisation. Consequently, an audio version of this concert, separated from the visuals, is disappointing. Pink Floyd play the greatest hits and the new songs professionally, yet the versions differ only slightly from the original recordings, making Pulse a tepid experience. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)


I was somewhat surprised to see that All Music gave this live album such a low rating. Two things on this double live album warrant a higher rating by themselves. Of course you have the usual excellent guitar/vocal work of David Gilmour playing live with the extended guitar solos on disc one as well as the keyboard playing of Richard Wright, once again a full member of the band, and the excellent drumming skills of Nick Mason. The other musicians and backing vocalists along with the excellent mix makes for a wonderful listening experience if you are a Pink Floyd fan. But for me, what sets this set apart is disc two.


On the second disc, you have the entire Dark Side Of The Moon, played live, track by track, in it’s entirety. And then the encore…Wish You Were Here which goes into Comfortably Numb. This version of Comfortably Numb, with it’s extended guitar solo at the end, is arguably considered one of the great guitar solos in rock history. The disc ends with a wonderful version of Run Like Hell. If you are a true fan of Pink Floyd, this live two disc set, which went to number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, proved once and for all, that Pink Floyd was more than just “Roger Waters”, just as they were more than just “Syd Barrett” and also proved more than ever that Richard Wright deserved to be back in this band. (by Michael Scott)


David Gilmour (vocals, guitar)
Nick Mason (drums)
Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals on CD 1 – 02., CD 2 – 04., 07. + 12,  background vocals)
Sam Brown (vocals on CD 2 – 05.,  – background vocals)
Jon Carin (keyboards, vocals on CD 1 – 07.,  background vocals)
Claudia Fontaine (vocals on CD 2 – 05., background vocals)
Durga McBroom (vocals on CD 2 – 05., background vocals)
Dick Parry (saxophone)
Guy Pratt (bass, vocals on CD 2 – 13., background vocals)
Tim Renwick (guitar, background vocals)
Gary Wallis (percussion)



CD 1:
01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I–V, VII (Gilmour/Waters/Wright) 13.35
02. Astronomy Domine (Barrett) 4.21
03. What Do You Want From Me (Gilmour/Wright/Samson) 5.09
04. Learning To Fly (Gilmour/Moore/Ezrin/Carin) 5.16
05. Keep Talking (Gilmour/Wright/Samson) 6.53
06. Coming Back To Life (Gilmour) 6.56
07. Hey You (Waters) 4.39
08. A Great Day For Freedom (Gilmour/Samson) 4.30
09. Sorrow (Gilmour) 10.49
10. High Hopes (Gilmour/Samson) 7.52
11. Another Brick In The Wall, Part II (Waters) 7.07

CD 2:
01. Speak To Me (Mason) 2.30
02. Breathe (In the Air) (Gilmour/Waters/Wright) 2.34
03. On The Run (Gilmour/Waters) 3.48
04. Time / Breathe (Reprise) (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) 6.47
05. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright/Torry) 5.52
06. Money (Waters) 8.54
07. Us And Them (Waters/Wright) 6.58
08. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour/Wright/Mason) 3.21
09. Brain Damage (Waters) 3.46
10. Eclipse (Waters) 2.38
11. Wish You Were Here (Gilmour/Waters) 6.35
12. Comfortably Numb (Gilmour/Waters) 9.29
13. Run Like Hell (Gilmour/Waters) 8.37
14. One Of These Days (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) 6.31



Oregon – Live In NYC (1994)

FrontCover1Oregon is an American jazz and world music group formed in 1970 by Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott.

Towner and Moore had been friends and occasional collaborators since meeting in 1960 as students at the University of Oregon. By 1969, both were working musicians living in New York; while collaborating with folksinger Tim Hardin they were introduced to world music pioneer Paul Winter’s “Consort” ensemble, particularly member Collin Walcott, with whom Towner began improvising as an informal duo. By 1970 Towner and Moore had joined the Winter Consort and met fellow member McCandless; the four began exploring improvisation on their own, while their contributions continued to be seminal in redefining the Winter Consort “sound” in compositions like Towner’s “Icarus”.

The four musicians made their first group recording in 1970, but the label, Increase Records, went out of business before it could be released (it eventually was issued by Vanguard in 1980 as Our First Record). Oregon made its “formal” debut in NYC in 1971 (originally named “Thyme — Music of Another Present Era”, the name change to Oregon was suggested by McCandless).


The group’s first release Music of Another Present Era was issued on Vanguard in 1972 (the four also recorded for ECM, though the recording, 1973’s Trios Solos, was billed as “Ralph Towner with Glen Moore”). With those initial recordings and the follow-ups Distant Hills (1973) and Winter Light (1974) (all on Vanguard), Oregon established itself as one of the leading improvisational groups of its day, blending Indian and Western classical music [1] with jazz, folk, space music [2] and avant-garde elements. The group released numerous albums on Vanguard throughout the 1970s, also making three records for Elektra/Asylum between 1978 and 1980 (including the highly acclaimed Out of the Woods and a live recording taken from performances at Carnegie Hall and in Canada in late 1979).


After a couple years’ hiatus devoted to individual projects (including the birth of Walcott’s daughter in 1980), the group reassembled, recording for ECM, releasing the eponymous Oregon in 1983 and Crossing in 1984. Before the latter’s release, however, during a 1984 tour Walcott was killed in an automobile accident in the former East Germany. Oregon temporarily disbanded, but regrouped in May 1985 at a memorial concert for Walcott in NYC, with Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu sitting in (Walcott’s own choice for his replacement should it become necessary). In 1986 Gurtu was invited to join Oregon; the band resumed touring and released three albums during his five years as a member.

After Trilok Gurtu’s departure, the group continued as a trio, issuing two albums during that period. The 1997 album Northwest Passage marked a return to the inclusion of percussion, featuring either drummer Mark Walker or Turkish Armenian percussionist Arto Tunçboyacıyan on most tracks; subsequently, Walker was taken on as a full member.

Paul McCandless

In 1999 the ensemble traveled to Moscow, Russia to record with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, premiering orchestral compositions that had been in development for years, some dating back to their first days with the Winter Consort; that project’s 2000 release Oregon in Moscow garnered four Grammy nominations. 2002 saw the release of Live at Yoshi’s, recorded in San Francisco, the first live Oregon recording in two decades.

In March 2015, it was announced that Glen Moore was departing from the group, with bassist Paolino Dalla Porta replacing him.

As of 2019, Oregon has no further plans to exist as a touring ensemble. (by wikipedia)

And here´s a wonderful bootleg, a radio concert to promote their album “Troika”, another hightlight in the grat history of this group.

Taken from a live radio broadcast originally recorded onto cassette tape. This is from the bands brief period where they were only a trio, after founding member Collin Walcott’s death and after his replacement, percussionist Trilok Gurtu, departed after being in the band for several years. During this period the band did record two albums as a trio, “Troika” and “Beyond Words” before adding percussion (and a forth member) back into the group.

Recorded live at the Symphony Space, New York City, May 26, 1994
excellent braodast recording

Glen Moore

Paul McCandless (saxophone, oboe)
Glen Moore (bass)
Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer)

01. Waterwheel 25.28
02. Dialogue / Interview 4.36
03. Nightfall 12.23
04. Mariella 7.42
05. Charlotte’s Tangle 5.29

Music composed by Ralph Towner

Ralph Towner


Eagles – Learn To Be Still (1994)

FrontCover1.jpgThe Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals). With five number-one singles, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. Their albums Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California rank first and third, respectively, among the best-selling albums in the United States, with 38 million and 26 million album units in sales. The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands, having sold more than 200 million records, including 100 million albums sold in U.S alone. They were ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Learn to be Still is a song written by Don Henley and Stan Lynch and recorded by the Eagles. The song is one of four studio tracks on the live album Hell Freezes Over, which was the first album to be released after the band had reunited following a fourteen-year-long break up.


“Learn to Be Still” was played live during their Hell Freezes Over tour in 1994 and came out as a single in 1995. It peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in the same year.

And this is a pretty good bootleg (soundboard quality) …. recorded live in the USA, Summer 1994. Limited Edition Picture CD.


Don Felder (guitar, background vocals)
Glenn Frey (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Don Henley (vocals, drums, percussion)
Timothy B. Schmidt (vocals, bass)
Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar)

01. Desperado (Henley/Frey) 3.41
02. Hotel California (Felder/Henley/Frey) 7.01
03. The Heart Of The Matter (Campbell/Souther/Henley) 5.41
04. New York Minute (Henley/Kortchmar/Winding) 6.16
05. Tell Me Why (Henley/Frey) 4.18
06. Tequila Sunrise (Henley/Frey) 3.00
07. Live In The Fast Lane (Walsh/Henley/Frey) 5.10
08. Take It Easy (Browne/Frey) 4.25
09. Wasted Time (Henley/Frey) 5.05
10. Help Me Through The Night (Walsh) 3.55
11. Get Over It (Henley/Frey) 3.28
12. The Last Resort (Henley/Frey) 7.02
13. Love Will Keep Us Alive (Vale/Capaldi/Carrack) 4.98
14. The Girl From Yesterday (Frey/Tempchin) 3.28
15. I Can’t Tell You Why (Schmidt/Henley/Frey) 4.52
16. In The City (Walsh/De Vorzon) 3.55
17. Learn To Be Still (Henley(Lynch) 4.21



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Keb’ Mo’ – Same (1994)

FrontCover1.jpgKevin Roosevelt Moore (born October 3, 1951), known as Keb’ Mo’, is an American blues musician and four-time Grammy Award winner. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America”. His post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz, pop and country. The moniker “Keb Mo” was coined by his original drummer, Quentin Dennard, and picked up by his record label as a “street talk” abbreviation of his given name.

From early on, his parents, who were from Louisiana and Texas, instilled him with a great appreciation for the blues and gospel music. By adolescence, he was an accomplished guitarist.

Keb’ Mo’ started his musical career playing the steel drums and upright bass in a calypso band. He moved on to play in a variety of blues and backup bands throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach through an R&B group. Creach hired him when Moore was 21 years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach’s albums: Filthy!, Playing My Fiddle for You, I’m the Fiddle Man and Rock Father. Keb’ Mo’s first gold record was received for a song, “Git Fiddler”, which he co-wrote with Papa John on Jefferson Starship’s Red Octopus. Red Octopus hit number one on the Billboard 200 in 1975.


Moore was also a staff writer for A&M Records, and arranged demos for Almo – Irving music. Keb’ Mo’s debut, Rainmaker, was released on Chocolate City Records, a subsidiary of Casablanca Records, in 1980. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby “Blue” Bland producer Monk Higgins. Moore jammed with Albert Collins and Big Joe Turner and emerged as an inheritor of a guarded tradition and as a genuine original.

Keb’ Mo’ has appeared on stage (1990-1993) in several versions of the musical Spunk, a play by Zora Neale Hurston, an African American playwright from the Harlem Renaissance. His character, Guitar Man, learned while he was an understudy to “Chick Streetman”, played all the actual music in the play while performing. The character of Guitar Man is the foundation for his stage persona.


In 1994, Keb’ Mo’ released his self-titled album, Keb’ Mo’, which featured two Robert Johnson covers, “Come On In My Kitchen” and “Kind Hearted Woman Blues”. In the Martin Scorsese miniseries The Blues, Keb’ Mo’ states that he was greatly influenced by Johnson. Keb’ was the runner-up for Best New Blues Artist at The Long Beach Blues Festival when he was spotted by Steve LaVere who owns the publishing for the entire Robert Johnson song catalogue (1992–93).

Keb’ Mo’s self-titled album was released on Okeh Records, a vintage revival division of Sony Music.

In 1996, he released Just Like You, his second album, which featured twelve songs full of Delta rhythms. He won his first Grammy Award for this album, which featured guest appearances from Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt.


On June 10, 1997, Moore performed on the television program Sessions at West 54th. He joined musicians Laval Belle on drums, Reggie McBride playing bass, and Joellen Friedkin on keyboards to perform fourteen songs, some from each of his albums. Blues pianist Dr. John also made a guest appearance. This session (known as Sessions at West 54th: Recorded Live in New York) was shown on television, but was not released as a DVD until late 2000.

In 1998, Moore was involved in the multi-artist project “Begegnungen (Encounter)” by German rock musician Peter Maffay. They performed together a new version of Mo’s “Am I Wrong” on the album and some more songs in the 30 concerts at the arena tour later the same year, documented on the live album Begenungen Live, released in early 1999. A further guest of Maffay at the Begegnungen album and tour was Sonny Landreth and many more artists from around the world.


Slow Down, his next album, was released in 1998 and featured twelve songs. It earned him a second Grammy Award. The album begins with the song “Muddy Water”, a tribute to Muddy Waters. It also features a song entitled “Rainmaker”, which had been released previously on his first album, eighteen years prior.

His fourth album, The Door, was released in 2000. The same year, Keb’ Mo’ released Big Wide Grin, a children’s album featuring many songs from Moore’s own childhood, along with some newer children’s songs and some by Moore himself. In 2001, he appeared on Sesame Street with Kermit the Frog, Grover, Elmo, and other muppets performing the song “Everybody Be Yo’self”. The album includes an original arrangement of “America the Beautiful”, which he performed years later on the 2006 series finale of The West Wing, “Tomorrow”, in which he appears as himself to perform the song at the inauguration of (fictional) President Matt Santos.


In 2003, Martin Scorsese collaborated with many blues musicians including Keb’ Mo’ to put together a series of films entitled The Blues. Following its release, several albums were released in accordance, some were compilations, some new collaborations, and Keb’ Mo’ released an album in the series featuring a handful of existing recordings from Keb’ Mo’ to The Door.

On February 10, 2004, he released Keep It Simple which earned him a third Grammy Award, again in the contemporary blues genre. Later that year, he released his sixth studio album, Peace… Back by Popular Demand.

Moore released Suitcase, on June 13, 2006. His touring band following the release included Reggie McBride on bass, Les Falconer III on drums, Jeff Paris on keyboards, and Clayton Gibb on guitar.

On October 20, 2009, Keb’ Mo’ released the live album, Live and Mo’.
Keb’ Mo’ performing with Dan Aykroyd at the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival, April 12, 2013


KebMo07At the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival, Keb’ Mo’ performed an acoustic set with Stefan Grossman and an electric set with Vince Gill, Albert Lee, James Burton, Earl Klugh and Sheryl Crow. He joined the finale with most of the day’s performers.

On August 2, 2011, Keb’ Mo’ released The Reflection.

Keb’ Mo’ performed at a White House event titled “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” on February 21, 2012. On February 24, 2012, many of the same performers, including Keb’ Mo, Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, paid tribute to Hubert Sumlin at the “Howlin’ For Hubert” memorial concert at the Apollo Theater in New York, New York.

On the first night of the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival, Keb’ Mo’ performed a set with Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Blake Mills and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Keb’ Mo’ later performed two songs with emcee Dan Aykroyd. On the second night of the festival, Keb’ Mo’ performed with Taj Mahal.

In early 2014, he was nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album (BLUESAmericana), Best American Roots Performance (“The Old Me Better”) and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical (BLUESAmericana). In May, he appeared alongside Metallica at MusicCare’ 10th Annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Nokia honoring Ozzy Osbourne and Jeff Greenberg. In October 2014 he honored the Everly Brothers, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 19th annual Music Masters Series, and in November he honored Mavis Staples alongside Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal and Grace Potter, at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre for celebration of Staples’ life and career in honor of her 75th birthday. Also in late 2014 he was featured on a Jackson Browne tribute album, Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne.


In 2015 his album, BLUESAmericana, won the ‘Contemporary Blues Album’ category at the Blues Music Awards.

He has been supportive of charity Playing For Change since its inception and recently appeared in a video with Keith Richards’ singing Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up”. He appeared on two tracks from the Playing For Change: Songs Around The World that was released on June 17. The album had over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, and Taj Mahal. He donates 5% of BLUESAmericana to the charity.

In late 2015 he performed at a special concert hosted by Barack Obama called ‘A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House”. It was shot and filmed in the East Room of the White House. Other performers included Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, Usher, Trombone Shorty, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett. It commemorated the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s National Foundation on the Arts the Humanities Act.

Keb’ Mo’ released a live album, Keb’ Mo’ Live – That Hot Pink Blues Album on April 15, on Kind of Blue Music/RED Distribution.

Keb’ Mo’ partnered up with Taj Mahal to release a joint album TajMo on May 5, 2017. The album has some guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sheila E., and Lizz Wright, and has six original compositions and five covers, from artists and bands like John Mayer and The Who. The album won the 2018 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

In June 2019 Keb’ Mo’ released a studio album “Oklahoma” with guest contributions from Rosanne Cash. Jaci Velasquez, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal and a duet with Robbie Brooks Moore (his wife).


Keb’ Mo’ is scheduled to play the Glastonbury Festival in June 2019 followed by UK and European dates in July 2019.

Keb’ Mo’ performed at the 2019 Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum Concert and Induction Ceremony.

In 1998, he portrayed Robert Johnson in a documentary film, Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl?

In 1997, Keb’ Mo’ portrayed the character Isaac, the Angel of Music, in the episode “Inherit the Wind” and again in 1999 in “Then Sings My Soul” of the television series Touched by an Angel. He performed “Hand It Over” from his 1996 release Just Like You in the 1997 episode and again in the 2002 episode “Remembering Me: Part 2”. He also appeared as J. D. Winslow in the 2001 episode “Shallow Water”, where he performed his song “God Trying to Get Your Attention” from his album Slow Down.

In January 2007, he performed at the Sundance Film Festival.

He played the role of the mischievous spirit Possum in the 2007 John Sayles movie Honeydripper.

Keb’ Mo’ provided additional music for Mike and Molly.
Political activism

In 2004, he participated in the politically motivated Vote for Change tour alongside Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, with whom he originally recorded the title track from the album Just Like You.

Keb’ Mo’ is part of the No Nukes group which was against the expansion of nuclear power. In 2007, the group recorded a music video of a new version of the Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth” (by wikipedia)


Keb’ Mo’s self-titled debut is an edgy, ambitious collection of gritty country blues. Keb’ Mo’ pushes into new directions, trying to incorporate some of the sensibilites of the slacker revolution without losing touch of the tradition that makes the blues the breathing, vital art form it is. His attempts aren’t always successful, but his gutsy guitar playing and impassioned vocals, as well as his surprisingly accomplished songwriting, make Keb’ Mo’ a debut to cherish. (by Thom Owens)


Laval Belle (drums)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass)
Keb’ Mo’ (vocals, guitar, harmonica, banjo)
Tony Braunagel (percussion on 09.)
Quentin Dennard (drums on 05.)


01. Every Morning (Moore) 2.57
02. Tell Everybody I Know (Moore) 3.21
03. Love Blues (Powell/Moore) 3.03
04. Victims Of Comfort (Moore/Kimber) 3.19
05. Angelina (Graper/Moore) 3.47
06. Anybody Seen My Girl (Moore) 2.55
07. She Just Wants To Dance (Graper/Moore) 3.26
08. Am I Wrong (Moore) 2.20
09. Come On In My Kitchen (Johnson) 4.07
10. Dirty Low Down And Bad (Moore) 3.09
11. Don’t Try To Explain (Moore) 3.58
12 Kindhearted Woman Blues (Johnson) 3.29
13. City Boy (Moore) 4.02



Dallas Brass – Christmas Brass (1994)

FrontCover1.jpgThe Dallas Brass is a brass quintet started by Michael Levine in 1983. Its repertoire contains patriotic music, classical, and romantic, among others. The music ensemble continues to inspire young musicians and motivates its audience through a comedic workshop it provides.

The seven members of the group include Michael A. Levine (director), Buddy Deshler (trumpet), Garrett Klein (trumpet), Juan Berrios (horn), Ryan Christianson (trombone), Paul Carlson (tuba), and Joel Alexander (percussion).

The Dallas Brass has performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. The group has also made appearances with Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops, at Carnegie Hall, and around Europe. The Dallas Brass frequently travels to public schools to present clinics to students as well as work with them on a selection of music.

Six recordings of the Dallas Brass have been released: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker, and American Musical Journey. (y wikipedia)

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And here´s their Christmas lbum with lots of unknown, rare Christmas tunes from the last centuries.

I’ve grown up listening to this album at Christmas and because it was on tape I hadn’t heard it for several years. Recently someone gave me a digital copy and I fell in love with it all over again. The Christmas carols are played with style and verve. Every note sounds clean, which I would notice having played the trumpet for some time myself. This is my favorite Christmas album. (by Bob D.)

I’ve owned this album for about ten years now and I love listening to it when Christmas rolls around. I used to play trumpet and I enjoy listening to brass ensembles. The instruments in this brass ensemble fit together perfectly. None of the music is over the top and it’s very tasteful.

I honestly recommend this album to anyone looking for a good instrumental Christmas CD.

My ONLY complaint is I wish it were longer. Honestly. I’m not just saying that to be funny. I wish they had another Christmas album available because I’d have it in a heartbeat. (by AdamB5000)

Indeed, one of the finest brass albums with Christmas music !

And here´s their beautful Christmas album with a lot of very unknown Christmas tunes from the last centuries.


Michael Levin (trombone)
Grant Peters (trumpet)
Wiff Rudd (trumpet)
Alex Shuhan (french horn)
Charles Villarrubia (tuba)
Robert Ward (drums, percussion)

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01. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Traditional) 3.30
02. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Traditional) 2.08
03. Carol Of The Bells (Leontovych) 2.40
04. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Sears) 3.04
05. Angels From The Realm Of Glory (Traditional) 1.33
06. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) (Traditional) 2.49
07. Joy To The World (Traditional) 3.00
08. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn) 2.10
09. Good Christian Men, Rejoice (Alington) 3.02
10. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (Traditional) 2.41
11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional) 2.29
12. Deck The Halls (Traditional) 3.48
13. Silent Night (Gruber) / Away In A Manger (Kirkpatrick/Murray) 2.19
14. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional) 1.38



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Pee Wee Ellis – Yellin´ Blue (1995)

FrontCover1.jpgAlfred “Pee Wee” Ellis was a basic member of the most influential reed-section of the global funk history, the James Brown band besides Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley. He blew his sax for ten years in the probably most important era of James Brown playing in their unimaginably tough way, while was also the co-author and co-orchestrator in such legendary hits, as I Feel Good, Cold Sweat or I’m Black and I’m Proud.

Of course he played besides with other legendary names: orchestrated six albums for Van Morrison, founded a group with David Liebman, then reformed the Jamesd Brown reed-line trio under the name JB Horns.

“Pee Wee” has been working on his solo career lately, and the guest on his latest European tour is noone else, but the legendary old friend, Fred Wesley. (

A versatile composer, arranger, saxophonist and keyboard player, a musician whose repertoire encompasses all manner of music from jazz through soul and funk to stadium rock, Alfred Pee Wee Ellis stands distinctive in any company…
A second trio album from Koln was recorded live during a Pee Wee Ellis Assembly Trio tour of Europe in the spring of ’94. Called “Yellin’ Blue,” it attracted much critical acclaim in Europe. (All About

Such a great album … saxophone – bass – drums only … I guess this album was only released in Germany and it´s one of his finest albums …. because you can hear him and his side musicians as a pure Jazz player … no funk, but as a high class trio !

Recorded live at the “Schmuckkästchen”, Cologne/Germany on March 21 and 22, 1994.


Dwayne Dolphin (bass)
Bruce Cox (drums)
Pee Wee Ellis (saxophone)

01. Lazy Bird (Coltrane) 4.18
02. Do Dee Dum Diddy (Ellis) 8.31
03. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington/Mills) 9.52
04. Like Sonny (Coltrane) 6.58
05. Yellin’ Blue (Pee Wee Ellis) 9:42
06. Groovin’ High (Gillespie) 6.10
07. In A Mellow Tone (Ellington/Gabler) 11.24
08. Tag Alone (Pee Wee Ellis) 8.03




Paul Rodgers & Friends – Live At Montreux 1994 (2011)

PaulRodgersFrontCover2.jpgIn 1993, Paul Rodgers was a free man. The Firm had dissolved, the legendary front man was above and beyond The Law, Bad Company had become a distant, but still treasured, memory and the revered Free was long gone. Left with nothing to do, the singer with the brawny, torn-and-frayed pipes and expressive, denim-clad delivery looked again to the blues, his one true love, for inspiration. He found it in the music of Muddy Waters.
Keen to pay homage to the great man, Rodgers didn’t break character. Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters may have contained the spark of the Chicago-style electric blues that Waters once perfected, but it was powered by the blues-rock combustion of Rodgers’ work with Bad Company and Free. Not all of the tracks on Muddy Water Blues, the second of Rodgers’ solo albums, were Waters covers, but his spirit haunts the record, inhabiting its grooves and inspiring Rodgers and his collaborators. In 1994, a year after Muddy Water Blues’ arrival, Rodgers brought much of that record to life in a blustery, sweaty concert at Montreux, where he was joined onstage by the likes of Journey guitarist Neal Schon, drummer Jason Bonham, guitarist Ian Hatton and bassist John Smithson, as well as several guests, including Queen’s Brian May, Toto’s Steve Lukather and blues veterans Luther Allison, Eddie Kirkland, Sherman Robertson, Robert Lucas and Kenny Neal.

Though a star-studded affair, Live at Montreux 1994 has more of a blue-collar feel. This is a workingman’s record, with dirt under its fingernails and calluses on its hands. Sprinkled with plenty of songs that Rodgers made famous with Free and Bad Company, Live at Montreux 1994 also finds Rodgers digging his hands into the earthy soil of blues classics like Waters’ “Louisiana Blues,” which simmers with menace and pure nastiness on the stove here, letting all the rich flavors – including a particularly tasty guitar solo – sink into its meaty textures. In a surprising turn, May gets down and dirty on the Sonny Boy Williamson number “Good Morning Little School Girl,” his distorted guitar becoming PaulRodgers02.jpga careening crop duster that dives and climbs with all the daring of pilot with a death wish. The highlight of a sensational set, “Good Morning Little School Girl” is simply mean, burning with intensity and passionate playing. To finish off the night, Rodger and crew slam into Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” and the closer, “Hoochie Coochie Man” by Willie Dixon, with all the force of a hurricane. The guitars sound like switchblades on and cut deeply with every note on “Crossroads,” as the rhythm section works up a mean, mean thirst crawling through the gutter on “Hoochie Coochie Man.”
Three of the songs Dixon wrote for Waters, including 1954’s “Hoochie Coochie Man” and “I’m Ready” and 1961’s “Let Me Love You Baby,” are included here and performed with all the righteous fervor of a tent revival ministry, as is Booker T. & the MGs’ “The Hunter.” Just as propulsive and muscular are the Rodgers’ classics “All Right Now,” the old Free hit, and rust-covered Bad Company diamonds “Can’t Get Enough (of Your Love)” and “Feel Like Making Love.” Ever the professional, Rodgers’ nuanced vocals add richness and depth to each track, while his handpicked group of hired guns plays the daylights out of this material almost all the way through, with the exception of the rare uninspired moment. The recording quality is pretty sound and world-class music writer Malcolm Dome does the show justice with well-written, informative liner notes. All of this makes you wonder if, or when, Rodgers will delve even deeper into the blues down the road. (by Peter Lindblad)

What a line-up, what a concert. what a night … it was another night, the legends came out to play !


Jason Bonham (drums)
Ian Hatton (guitar)
Eddie Kirkland (guitar)
Steve Lukather (guitar)
Brian May (guitar)
Claude Nobs (harmonica)
Paul Rodgers (vocals, guitar)
Neil Schon (guitar)
John Smithson (bass)

01. Travelling Man (Kossoff/Kirke/Rodgers/Fraser) 3.27
02. Wishing Well (Bundrick/Kossoff/Kirke/Rodgers/Yamauchi) 3.57
03. Louisiana Blues (Morganfield) 5.00
04. Fire And Water (Rodgers/Fraser) 4.07
05. Muddy Waters Blues (Rodgers) 5.07
06. Good Morning Little School Girl (Williamson) 4.14
07. I’m Ready (Dixon) 3.37
08. Little Bit Of Love (Kossoff/Kirke/Rodgers/Fraser) 3.34
09. Mr. Big (Kossoff/Kirke/Rodgers/Fraser) 5.17
10. Feel Like Making Love (Ralphs/Rodgers) 5.43
11. Let Me Love You Baby (Dixon) 4.40
12. The Hunter (Cropper/Dunn/Jackson/Wells/Jones) 4.27
13. Can’t Get Enough ( Of Your Love) (Ralphs) 3.52
14. All Right Now (Rodgers/Fraser) 6.57
15. Crossroads (Johnson) 4.41
16. Hoochie Coochie Man (Dixon) 7.35



Tommy & Phil Emmanuel – Terra Firma (1994)

FrontCover1.jpgTerra Firma is an album by Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel with his brother Phil that was released in February 1995 and peaked at No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia. The sing “(Back on the) Terra Firma”reached No. 45 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1995, the album was nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album but lost to Brood by My Friend the Chocolate Cake. (by wikipedia)

Phil has toured Australia with Brother Tommy as “The Emmanuel’ Brothers” seeing them playing in every major city in Australia with sell out concerts every night. What followed was the rise and rise of the Emmanuel Brothers, with the long awaited Sony Records release of ‘Terra Firma” in 1995 which debuted on the Australian Music Charts at #13 Nationwide, and climbing to #6 in the July of that year. “Terra Firma” was the first ever album release by the two Emmanuel Brothers and celebrated 35 years of guitar playing. It not only earned an ARIA Nomination for Best Adult Contemporary, it was also nominated at The Tamworth Country Music Awards for Best Instrumental Album. (


Andrián Pertout speaks with Tommy about the Emmanuel brothers’ recording debut with the album ‘Terra Firma’.

After 35 years, and a career that began for Phil at 7, while amazingly for Tommy at 4 years old with the ‘Emmanuel Quartet’, a recording debut for these two brothers seems almost incredible. Over the years they have both individually won the admiration and respect of millions of Australians. You have to look hard for the producer’s credit on this very special project, which says a lot about Tommy’s very modest and down to earth nature. A great musician with an attitude hard to match, and a talent that needs no introduction. Unlike other current albums, ‘Terra Firma’ sets out to capture the purity of real performances by real people, with little emphasis on ‘high tech’ studio methods.

I’m sure that everybody is more than happy to finally see this long overdue collaboration. How did it come about?

TE: “Well, we’d been talking about doing this for a long time; But just didn’t feel the time was right, until now. I’m sure that if we’d made an album ten years ago we wouldn’t have been happy with it, and it would have sat on the shelf. I felt that we made it at the right time, and the choice of material was stuff that we both liked; And we wrote things for the album that we would never have written before.”


How did you chose the material?

TE: “We wanted to put things on the album that we’d been playing since childhood, as well as things that meant a lot to us along the way. You know, like there’s a ‘Shadows’ song on there, a couple of sort of bluegrass tunes, an ‘AC/DC’ medley and a ‘Mozart’ tune. So there’s a bit of everything there, plus there are some original songs. I think we ended up with about twenty five tunes, and then we honed it down into an album basically.”

In a recent press release you say that the new album is really about going back to your roots. What is the music that really inspires you both? What did you grow up listening to?


TE: “We grew up listening to instrumental music by people like the ‘Shadows’ and the ‘Ventures’ when we were kids. In the early sixties I discovered ‘Chet Atkins’, and he really changed my way of playing, listening to music and talking a lot, just through his records. We listened to anything and everything. In the seventies we discovered ‘Eric Clapton’ and people like that, and then in the eighties all sorts of people, from ‘Larry Carlton’, ‘B.B. King’ and ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan’ right through to ‘Steve Vai’.” (

This instrumental album is a real pretty good one … a great mix between rock, acoustic guitar music, and even classic.

And at the end of this album you can hear unique versions of 2 AC/DC songs … in a very bluesy way.


Joe Chindamo (accordion)
Phil Emmanuel (guitar)
Tommy Emmanuel (guitar)
Rob Little (bass)
Kevin Murphy (drums)
Broderick Smith (harmonica)


01. (Rock On The) Terra Firma (Jorgenson) 5.20
02. Love Gone West (P.Emmanuel/T.Emmanuel) 4.06
03. Nashville Express (Posa) 2.51
04. Rondo Ala Turka (Mozart/Brubeck) 2.42
05. Theme From “Missing” (Vangelis) 3.39
06. Happy Go Lucky Guitar (Owens) 2.36
07. Bendin’ It (P.Emmanuel) 3.53
08. Optimism Part One (Roche) 0.28
09. Shindig (Marvin/Welch) 2.08
10. Town Hall Shuffle (Maphis) 2.26
11. Last Post (Traditional) 2.10
12. Ashoakan Farewell (Traditional) 3.26
13. Rise And Shine (Emmanuel) 3.40
14. Optimism Part Two (Roche) 1.23
15. The Shaker (T.Emmanuel) 3.21
16. AC/DC Medley: Riff Raff/Let There Be Rock 6:02



Phil Emmanuel (6 July 1952 – 24 May 2018)

Mazzy Star – Ghost Highway (2005)

FrontCover1.jpgMazzy Star is an American alternative rock band formed in Santa Monica, California, in 1989 from remnants of the group Opal. Founding member David Roback’s friend Hope Sandoval became the group’s vocalist when Kendra Smith left Opal.

Mazzy Star is best known for the song “Fade into You” which brought the band some success in the mid-1990s and was the group’s biggest mainstream hit, earning extensive exposure on MTV, VH1, and radio airplay. Roback and Sandoval are the creative center of the band, with Sandoval as lyricist and Roback as composer of the majority of the band’s material.

The band’s most recent studio album, Seasons of Your Day, was released in 2013, followed by the EP Still in 2018.

Mazzy Star has deep roots within the Californian Paisley Underground movement of the early 1980s. David Roback, along with his brother Steven, was one of the main architects of leading Los Angeles psychedelic revival band the Rain Parade. Leaving that band after their first LP, he founded Clay Allison in 1983 with then-girlfriend, ex-Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Soon after the publication of their sole release, the 1983 double A-sided single “Fell From the Sun”/”All Souls”, Clay Allison renamed themselves Opal and released the LP Happy Nightmare Baby on SST on December 14, 1987. With Roback as its musical catalyst, Opal were a direct precursor to Mazzy Star musically—often featuring the same psychedelic guitar drones and similar hints of blues and folk that would later appear on Mazzy Star recordings. Meanwhile, Sandoval—who was in high school at the time—formed the folk music duo Going Home in the early 1980s with fellow student Sylvia Gomez, and went on to tour with Sonic Youth and Minutemen.

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Both were devoted followers of the Rain Parade, and after a 1983 concert by the band in the Los Angeles area, Gomez entered the backstage area of the venue and gave Roback a copy of Going Home’s demo tape, featuring Sandoval on vocals and Gomez on guitar. Upon hearing the tape, Roback offered to produce a still-unreleased album by the pair.

When Smith left Opal under cloudy circumstances in the middle of a tour supporting the Jesus & Mary Chain, Sandoval was tapped as her replacement.

Despite Smith’s departure, Rough Trade retained Roback’s original record deal, contractually obligating him to supply a follow-up to Opal’s debut LP. As a result, Roback and Sandoval continued to tour under the Opal alias for the next two years, during which time they completed production on Opal’s planned second album, titled Ghost Highway. Composed mainly of songs written by Roback and Smith, Sandoval stated that she was unhappy with the material, and expressed an interest in wanting to “start something completely new”. The pair quickly composed and recorded seven new tracks in Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, and renamed the band Mazzy Star.[7] Written over a year before Mazzy Star’s inception, the track “Ghost Highway” is the duo’s only original song to not feature a writing credit from Sandoval, while another song, “Give You My Lovin'”, was written by Going Home guitarist Sylvia Gomez and first recorded by Sandoval and Gomez in the mid-1980s.


She Hangs Brightly was released in April 1990 on Rough Trade and, although it was not an immediate commercial success, the album established the duo as a recurrent fixture on alternative rock radio, with lead single “Blue Flower” – a cover of the Slapp Happy track – peaking at No. 29 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.[10] The album would go on to sell over 70,000 copies in the UK.

The American branch of Rough Trade folded in late 1990, briefly leaving Mazzy Star without a record label. Within weeks, the duo’s contract was picked up by Capitol, who re-released She Hangs Brightly on November 4, 1990, and released their follow-up, So Tonight That I Might See on September 27, 1993. A year after its release, the album yielded an unexpected hit single. “Fade into You” peaked at No. 44 to become their first Billboard Hot 100 single, while also reaching a career-high peak of No. 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. On April 19, 1995, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments in excess of 1 million units.


The album also peaked at No. 68 in the UK, and was certified silver by the BPI on July 22, 2013 for sales of over 60,000 copies. Following the success of “Fade into You”, She Hangs Brightly album opener “Halah” began to receive heavy airplay in the US and peaked at No. 19 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, a position based solely on airplay. In 1995, She Hangs Brightly was awarded a gold certification from the RIAA for shipments in excess of 500,000 units. (by wikipedia)

And here´s one of the countless bootlegs of Mazzy Star, recorded in 1994 … and amazing document of their music … performed by one of the leading lights of the Paisley Underground’s psychedelic revival …  it´s magic, believe me !

This is a rare radio broadcast recording. Every attempt has been made to present the best audio quality possible from these very old tapes.

01.-08. Recorded The Metro Chicago 12th November 1994
09.-13. Recorded at KROQ Los Angeles 10th December 1994


Jill Emery (bass)
Keith Mitchell (drums)
David Roback (guitar, keyboards)
Hope Sandoval (vocals, harmonica, guitar, tambourine)


01. Flowers In December (Roback/Sandoval) 5.12
02.. Ride It On (Roback/Sandoval) 3.20
03. Into Dust (Roback/Sandoval) 6.14
04. Give You My Lovin’ (Roback) 4.04
05. Fade Into You (Roback/Sandoval) 4.41
06. Halah (Roback/Sandoval) 3.27
07. Ghost Highway (Roback) 3.32
08. Blue Flower (Moore/Krause) 4.44
09. Flowers In December (Roback/Sandoval) 5.28
10. Bells Ring (Roback/Sandoval) 4.23
11. Blue Flower (Blegvad/Moore) 4.14
12. Halah (Roback/Sandoval) 3.47
13. So Tonight That I Might See (Roback/Sandoval) 7.39