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Also I have added a few interesting videos of both Timothy Leary and Jimi Hendrix
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PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES
Maui Sufi Camp
'PAINTING THE FANTASTIC' art workshop with the extraordinary
master artists Martina Hoffmann and Robert Venossa
September 19 - 26, 2010 Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck, NY (US)
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
September 24-26, 2010 in New York City
Taught by Bruce Sewick
Glen Ellyn IL near Chicago
Bruce Sewick's website
Mexico Moving to Legalization
The Mysterious Origins if the Word "Marijuana"
5 Great Anti-Drug War Videos
MDMA treatment for PTSD: Mithoefer article online
Scientists suggest fresh look at psychedelic drugs
Two new scientific studies reveal hallucinogens are good for your mental health
Can psychedelic drugs treat depression?
Nature: The neurobiology of psychedelic drugs
The CIA's Shocking Experiments on Children Exposed --
Drugging, Electroshocks and Brainwashing
SWISS POL WHO PROBED SECRET CIA PRISON
SYSTEM SAYS LEGALIZE DRUGS
Confessions of a Salvia Sorcerer (n.d.), reviewed by Spoon
Dennis McKenna on Descartes, Mysticism and Psychedelics
Text discusses fieldwork in anthropology and
joining ayahuasca rituals
Video trailer for the Good Friday experiment film
A lecture Allan H. Badiner gave to a class on Buddhism and
Psychedelics at CIIS.youtube
NPR story on ayahuasca
NPR on 3 psychedelic books
The Psychedelics and Religion
by Walter Houston Clark
The Church of Cognitive Therapy
as an Entheogenic Religion
Legal highs and brain tune equipment
Brainwaving-excellent articles on consciousness
The Art of Jumping Time Lines
The Pied Piper of Woodstock - Artie Kornfeld
Artie Kornfeld, and 40 Years of Woodstock FOXNews com
Yippie Museum and Cafe
Life on a Pacific NW commune-youtube
It Takes a Cult, YouTube, 4 parts
Hippie walking tour in Vancouver flashes
back to high halcyon days
What is Faerie Hill Farm ?
Spread peace cafe. Reno,Nevada
GUIDE TO HOOPY COOKIES AND OTHER NEAT
STUFF TO GALACTIC OLYMPICS
Visual acid trip
Canada's Cannabis Car
Opera Ignites At This Year's Burning Man Festival
Gregory Sams - Sun of gOd, Is The Sun Conscious?
Emerald Covenant Freedom Teachings
We R All One - The Kids Speak FINAL.mpg
A beautiful site from a beautiful lady,
Kelly Anne Tearny's Peace Art
A 4 minute film which won at the Cannes Film Festival:
Arj Barker Sickest Buddhist
Aeolian Ergonautics-check out the music on this label
New Syd Barrett Album "An Introduction to Syd Barrett"
due October 2010
Full Video of David Gilmour and Roger Waters at Hoping
Foundation Fundraiser 2010
Artis the Spoonman
Scott Huckabay @ Mystic Hot Springs
Andy McKee - Guitar - Drifting -
Alchemeyez Event on Big island of Hawaii
Photopoetry, artist Roman Villagrana Carey Thompson,
Aloria Weaver,Chris Dyer
Letter To The President.wmv -youtube
Narration of Chief Seattle's Letter To The President
by my friend Kelly Anne Tearney
Route 111 "Hurts To Breathe"
Race is on for Arctic treasures
Now Atlantic is found to have huge 'garbage patch'
GMO CROP SABOTAGE ON THE RISE
Outrage at UN Decision to Exonerate Shell for
Oil Pollution in Niger Delta
Logging May Swamp Indonesian Peatlands,
Destroy Local Sustainable Sago Industry
Indonesia's coral reefs dying at alarming rate
DEAD FISH ALL OVER EASTERN SEABOARD
This video is on massive fish kills and closings
80% OIL REMAINS IN GULF-
-THREAT TO ECO SYSTEM
UK GOVT NOW BACKING LOANS FOR BRAZIL
Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling in Brazil
The REAL "Avatar!" (full movie)
Indian villages threatened by mining
1 Million Fish Dead in Bolivian Ecological Disaster
China Top of Orbital Garbage Heap, Study Shows
Caught on camera: Hawaii 'fire tornado'
Rare fire tornado, in Brazilian desert-like weather
Dreem Reality, based in Santa Cruz is
"An educational nonprofit organization. "Our purpose is to
research, learn, and educate ourselves and others about healthy,
sustainable lifestyle options"
Dani and Melinda are also personal friends whose site I encourage
you to check out
From Motown to Growtown: The greening of Detroit
Composting 101 for citydwellers [SLIDESHOW]
Great Reasons to Get Rid of Your Lawn
"Plug and Play" Solar Panel Kits Offer Homeowners
Affordable Alternative Energy Source
First Established Populations of Genetically Modified Plants
Found in the Wild
Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth
Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved
Beautiful Minds: Stephen Wiltshire -video
Moons of 'Hot Jupiter' Planets Unlikely to Exist
Is solar power cheaper than nuclear power?
Whale of a Time interactive website
Mind-controlling parasites date back millions of years
Flu Plan Scandal Ahead – An Urgent Warning
The Toxic Five: Why Are They Still in Our Food?
Risk to kids from toxic pesticides may be
underestimated, study finds
The Foods You Shouldn't Touch
With a Ten Foot Pole
Cancer's Favorite Food - Found in Everything You Eat?
The meat industry feels the heat as the sustainable-food
movement gains force
The Gulf BLUE PLAGUE is Evolving
Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?
Painful Debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease More
Devastating than Previously Recognized
REPORTS OF WI-FI MAKING KIDS SICK
The Great Supplement Hoax:
Is There Anyone Left We Can Trust?
The Original Herbal MagicRoots Elixir
Eating berries may activate the brain's natural
housekeeper for healthy aging
Purring to Nirvana facial yoga
Your Mattress Could be Acting as a
Cancer-Causing Radiation Antenna
The Barefoot Connections™ Bed Pad connects the body to
the Earth during sleep
How Porn Can Help Your Relationship
6 Reasons to Have Casual Sex
Stats Show I-phone Owners Get More Sex
Ratzilla: Rat Investigation
Invasion of Giant Rats
Large Gambian Rats Worry Florida Officials
Bed Bug Infestation Is Scaring Millions Of Americans
One-fifth of Pakistan under water as flooding disaster continues
A Disaster of Daunting Magnitude
By Miami Herald
The eyes see. The ears hear. Yet, somehow, the mind struggles to
grasp the full dimension of this catastrophe. Almost 20 million
people need shelter, food and emergency care. That is more than
the entire population hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Kashmir
earthquake, Cyclone Nargis and the earthquake in Haiti -- combined.
Jonathan Cook: Israelis Risk Jail to Smuggle Palestinians
Reject Corporatocracy Ambitions in Venezuela
EU to be given prominent UN role
The curious story of Christopher Story
The Big Lie Technique Versus
The Reality Of Irans Nuclear Program
By Scott Horton On Russia Today
Scott Horton discusses the Iranian nuclear
program on Russia Today.
The United Nations, Impunity and War
By Fidel Castro
Fire, unrest at Australian immigration centre
Homeless Poles living on barbecued rats
and alcoholic handwash
Excellence in news
The Corbett Report provides podcasts, interviews, articles and videos about
breaking news and important issues from 9/11 Truth and false flag terror
to the Big Brother police state, eugenics, geopolitics, the central banking
fraud and more.
The Crime of the Century: What BP and US Government Don’t
Want You to Know
The BP Cover-Up
BP and the government say the spill is fast disappearing-
but dramatic new science
reveals that its worst effects may be yet to come.
WAY MORE POISONOUS DISPERSANT THAN EVER
Obama's Gulf Swim Was Fake
- by Stephen Lendman
Something’s Wrong Somewhere- Pimps, Whores,
and the Glitterati Who Game the Global Empire
by Gary Corseri
By Thomas Sowell
The Constitution was not only a challenge to the despotic
governments of its time, but has been a continuing challenge
- to this day - to all those who think that ordinary people should
be ruled by their betters, whether an elite of blood, or
of books, or of whatever else gives people a puffed-up sense of importance.
Deer Hunting with Jesus — Guns, Votes, Debt,
and Delusion in Redneck America
a book by Joe Bageant
You cannot man the barricades with a mouth full of Cheetos
By Joe Bageant
America Has Disgraced Itself
By Peter Beinart
Conservative fury over the "ground zero" mosque shows that
when it comes to the battle for freedom and religious liberty,
the U.S. has thrown in the towel, in lockstep with the heirs
of Pat Robertson?
Fallout of Hate Is Spreading Across
America from 9/11 Site
US Flood Aid Equals Two Hours of Pentagon Budget
Masterminds, Mosques and Mass Insanity:
“War on Terrorism”
Propaganda Ratcheted up Ahead of War Escalation
Tony Karon, The Bomb-Iran Debate From Hell
U.S. to Double Mercenary Forces in Iraq
After 2011 Military Pullout
Why WikiLeaks Won't Stop the War
By Noam Chomsky
The CIA memorandum should remind us that states have
an internal enemy: their own population, which must be controlled
when state policy is opposed by the public.
US-led troops 'kill Afghan protesters'
Military is facing an epidemic of suicides
US Military 'Overwhelmed' by Mental Health
Problems of Soldiers
The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.
by Jane Mayer August 30, 2010
David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are
lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a
hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.
News Corp. Donates $1 Million to GOP Governors
A Closer Look At The
"New Progressive American Movement"
- Past, Present & Future
GOP Rep Flips Out On CNN
The Rise of America's Idiot Culture
Introducing the Seamstress of the KKK
and her Klan Couture
A Republican candidate for the Florida state Legislature
stood by her controversial idea to arrest illegal immigrants
and send them to "camps" where they can be held en masse.
"Enron Accounting" Has Bankrupted America:
U.S. Deficit Really $202 Trillion, Kotlikoff Says
Scarcity of jobs puts more at risk of foreclosure
Obama’s Boss George Soros Ready To Profit From Oil Disaster
China Swallows Obama Stimulus Meant
for U.S. Economy: Andy Xie
It's the Beginning of the End for the American Empire
The ecstasy of empire
How Close Is America’s Demise?
Crisis. What Crisis? Profits Soar!
By James Petras
While progressives and leftists write about the
"crises of capitalism", manufacturers, petroleum companies,
bankers and most other major corporations on both sides of
the Atlantic and Pacific coast are chuckling all the way to the bank.
"Financial Party" on Wall Street, Like It's 1929
"Unregulated Greed has Destroyed the Capitalist System":
The Big Things That Matter And The Little Things That Annoy
Understanding America's Class System
Honk If You Love Caviar
Beware the Psychopath, My Son
Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons
expert as calls grow for full inquest
Political Prisoners in America
By Stephen Lendman
How do you go into Iraq (and) Afghanistan telling people about their
democracy when (you've got innocent people) locked down in prison
for 30 - 40 years as political prisoners....(activists) against social
injustice, colonialism, and/or imperialism, (incarcerated for) their
Google Goes Totally "Evil" --
Wants to Destroy the Internet That Made It So Rich
How Facebook Betrayed Users and Undermined Online Privacy
The Digital Surveillance State:
Vast, Secret, and Dangerous
STEALING AMERICA'S FREEDOMS LIKE
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT..
Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club
Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure
City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother
Declassified: Massive Israeli Manipulation of US Media Exposed
By Russia Today
Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and
lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. They suggest Israel has been trying
to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important.
How to Manipulate the Masses
Must Read By Edward Bernays
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits
and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an
invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
Fox News shareholder funded
‘Ground Zero mosque’ imam: report
Were the New Orleans Police Ordered to Shoot Looters?
One-in-Five U.S. Prisoners Raped on
First Day of Incarceration
Russian Scholar Warns Of 'Secret' U.S. Climate Change Weapon
US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears'
for two weeks, changes orbit
Yael Hersonski's 'A Film Unfinished'
incorporates Nazi footage
Germany slapping RFID tags on its populace
for the sake of brisker bureaucracy
The ‘Unfit’ are Under Attack From Big Pharma –
You’ll be Chemically Castrated if you have ‘Bad Genes'!
Top 10 Weird Government Secrets
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:
Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted,' that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little measures'. . . must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. . . .Each act. . . is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow.
You don't want to act, or even talk, alone. . . you don't want to 'go out of your way to make trouble.' . . .But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That's the difficulty. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. . . .You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things your father. . . could never have imagined." :
From Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955)
Every 10 years or so, the US needs to pick up some small, crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.": - Michael Ledeen
All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster. - Barack Obama, speech, Apr. 3, 2006
...'' No "terrorist" gene is known to exist or is likely to be found... Surely the(y), and their supporters were afflicted by something that caused their metamorphosis from normal human beings capable of gentleness and affection into desperate, maddened, fiends with nothing but murder in their hearts and minds. What was that? Simple logic says that we must go to the roots of terror. Only a fool can believe that the services of a suicidal terrorist can be purchased, or that they can be bred at will anywhere: Ouch Borith: Permanent Representative Of The Kingdom Of Cambodia To The UN: 10/03/2001
"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.": Thich Nhat Hanh - Vietnamese monk, activist and writer.
"The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.": Georges Bernanos
"It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." - -- Noel Coward - (1899-1973) British playwright
"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived." - -- Niccolo Machiavelli - (1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher
"The world wishes to be deceived." - -- Sebastian Franck - (1499-c.1543) German preacher, author, humanist reformer
PUNMASTER MUSIC NEWS-SELECTED ARTICLES:
First commercial multi-artist compilation in Apple’s history set for release on October 25th 2010
‘The Radha Krishna Temple’ Added to Historic Release of Original Apple Albums from 1968 to 1973 – Remastered CDs and Apple’s First Digital Downloads Due October 25th 2010
CD Bonus Tracks and Digital Download Extras Now Announced
The dazzling range of music originally issued by Apple Records between 1968 and 1973, which is now the subject of an unprecedented multi-album worldwide campaign starting October 25th – including remastered CDs (with bonus material revealed for the first time below) and Apple’s first digital downloads – will now be augmented by two additional titles: ‘Come and Get It: The Best Of Apple Records,’ the first commercially issued multi-artist compilation in the label’s history; and ‘The Radha Krishna Temple,’ the self-titled album of devotional music produced by George Harrison.
‘Come and Get It: The Best Of Apple Records,’ a 21 track compilation of singles, ranging from the folk-rooted tunes of Mary Hopkin and James Taylor, and the energetic rock of Badfinger (also The Iveys) and Jackie Lomax, to the deep soul of Doris Troy and Billy Preston, will also be released in the physical and digital marketplace on October 25th 2010.
‘Come and Get It‘ displays Apple’s vibrant years of musical experimentation in full flower, from bona fide hit singles to the cult classics of the catalogue, as represented by brass band The Black Dyke Mills Band, Cajun collective The Sundown Playboys, and more. Hot Chocolate (as ‘The Hot Chocolate Band’) makes an appearance, as does Ronnie Spector, Bill Elliot & The Elastic Oz Band, Chris Hodge, Brute Force, and others.
Launched by The Beatles in 1968, Apple served as the new outlet for their own recordings as well as the music of an eclectic roster of artists who were all personally brought to the label by The Beatles (individually and/or collectively). In the revolutionary spirit of the times, Apple’s utopian artist-orientated mission celebrated diversity in a friendly creative environment. The result was a rainbow spectrum of music, from folk, rock and soul to The Modern Jazz Quartet and the work of contemporary British classical composer John Tavener.
As Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music prepare for the upcoming 17 album CD and digital download release, it is a reminder that the introduction of an artist on The Beatles’ record label was avidly followed by fans across the universe – then and now. Each of the albums has been digitally remastered at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London by the same dedicated team of engineers behind The Beatles’ recent remastered catalogue releases of 2009.
For the full press release, visit http://www.applerecords.com/
Many Thanks, http://thebeatles.com/
In 1962, who could have imagined “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin”?
The answer is any member of the Wilson family, who all grew up listening to George Gershwin, the composer of “Summertime” and so many other indelible American classics.
Wilson has claimed his first musical memory is “Rhapsody in Blue,” the opener of his new album, which arrives in stores Tuesday. Arranged by Wilson as an a cappella jaunt, it is a merry blend of Wilson’s patented harmonies and Gershwin’s landmark composition. This segues into a previously unfinished Gershwin tune, “The Like in I Love You,” which Wilson and his lyricist/drummer, Scott Bennett, completed. If it sounds like “Pet Sounds,” why shouldn’t it?
The standout feature is the excellence of Wilson’s vocals. During the last few years, his live singing has run the gamut from shaky to soaring. “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin” proves he still has the abilities of his Beach Boys youth totally intact and he’s happy to share them.
Not that the arrangements are not also remarkable. They are sublime and reference both Gershwin and Wilson. As a result, these mostly oft-recorded tunes take on stunning new lives. Take “I Got Rhythm,” for instance. After a non-rhythmical intro a la Wilson’s take on “Rhapsody In Blue,” the drums and guitars echo the groove from the Beach Boys standard “Catch a Wave.” And it works. Who would have guessed?
An unusual choice is “I Loves You Porgy,” usually sung by the female African-American Bess character in Gershwin’s classic 1935 musical. Wilson introduces no gender changes. He sings his plaintive confession of love to a man. Not a chance of that happening in 1962! The times they have a-changed.
The instrumental version of “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ ” that follows owes a nod to “Help Me, Rhonda,” no doubt the first time those two classics have been paired. And so it goes on for 13 terrific tracks (“Rhapsody” is reprised as the 14th). As a true Brian Wilson fan - my favorite album of all time is “Pet Sounds” - I am deliriously happy, but not surprised by this fortuitous collaboration. This is an album to enjoy and share with your friends as well as your parents, whether they grew up with Wilson or Gershwin.
The song choices are ’s wonderful and there is something for everyone - except maybe Sid Vicious (but he covered Paul Anka’s “My Way,” so perhaps he was on his way to Gershwin before he so awkwardly exited this planet).
Heavy credit must be given to all who participated: musicians, orchestrators, recording-mixing-and mastering engineers, singers, and Disney for bankrolling this project. I believe a parade of Grammys will follow if Jethro Tull doesn’t put out an album this year.
Seriously, this is nothing less than a timeless treasure. Don’t lose a moment in picking up these good Gershwin vibrations.
Legendary musician and Somerville resident Al Kooper’s accomplishments include recording with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, founding Blood Sweat & Tears, and discovering and producing Lynyrd Skynyrd. See Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty perform free, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.
STONES FLICK TO SCREEN IN THEATERS
Fans of the Rolling Stones should keep their schedules clear on September 16th. That’s because for just that night, Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones will screen in more than 530 theaters across the country. The concert film shows footage from the band’s 1972 tour, which promoted their classic album, Exile on Main Street. Head to FathomEvents.com to find a theater near you showing the flick
WHAT ELSE DOES DAVID CROSBY WANT TO DO?
David Crosby turns 69 years old. With nearly seven decades under his belt, the singer has accomplished a fair amount. But is there anything he hasn’t done but would still like to do? He filled us in.
(Cut #2) “Yeah, there are some things I’d really like to do. I would’ve liked to go a lot further as a pilot, probably get rated in a jet. I think that would’ve been great. I can’t really afford it. I had to sell the plane that I did have. I would love to sail around the world because I’ve been sailing now for 54 years and I love it dearly and that’s an adventure that I would love to go on with my son. There’s a lot of stuff to do. Lots of music still to make.”
BONHAM STILL GETS EMOTIONAL ABOUT HIS FATHER
Later this year, Jason Bonham will hit the road with a new production he’s created called the Led Zeppelin Experience. The son of late-Zep drummer John Bonham plans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his father’s death by performing some of the band’s greatest hits, showing early footage of the group and telling stories about his dad. Jason explained to us why he’ll have to use voiceover for the anecdotes.
(Cut #1) “Each story, as I’ve repeated them or talked about them or tried to write them down, I get kind of caught in the moment and it’s been hard. So I know that one thing for sure, I will have to narrate the pieces I want and the stories I want cause I don’t think that I’ll be able to do it, even 30 years on, to get through it without an emotional night.”
More details about the Led Zeppelin Experience, including tour dates at JBLZE.com.
DVDS TO SHOW BEATLES ON SULLIVAN
On February 9th, 1964, The Beatles took the stage on the Ed Sullivan Show and 76-million Americans tuned in. Now, almost 50 years later, the band’s legendary appearances on the program are coming out on DVD. On September 7th, the four complete Sullivan shows with the Fab Four will hit shelves as a DVD set. The 250-minute discs, aptly called The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring the Beatles, also boast 13 minutes of additional footage, including a previously unaired interview Sullivan did with the Beatles in London, a commercial for Beatles dolls by Sullivan and more.
HENDRIX’S ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
On August 26th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix opened the Electric Lady Recording Studios in New York City’s Greenwich Village. To mark the studio’s 40th anniversary, the Audio Engineering Society of New York will hold a panel discussion that includes Jimi’s sister, Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s engineer, Eddie Kramer, as well as many other big names in engineering. Only 60 people can attend but CBS will stream the event on the AES’ website, AES.org/Sections/NY.
• Artists who’ve recorded at Electric Lady include The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, U2, David Bowie, Patti Smith and many others.
• Hendrix passed away less than a month after opening the studio.
MORE RELEASES FROM THE HENDRIX ESTATE
Jimi Hendrix’s estate plans to release more reissues and rarities from the guitar legend. After a first round of releases earlier this year, in October, a second set of deluxe reissues will hit shelves. They include Jimi’s Woodstock performance, a collection of Hendrix’s U-K television and radio appearances, a blues collection, plus a new four-disc compilation called West Coast Seattle Boy, a career-spanning package with demos, alternate takes, previously unreleased recordings and a documentary. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the releases too. They’re out on October 19th.
(SAN FRANCISCO) The Museum of Performance & Design’s (MPD) critically acclaimed exhibition Somethin’s Happening Here: Bay Area Rock ‘n’ Roll 1963-73 marks the end of its run with a very special program that focuses on the sounds of the era it celebrates. In a treat for casual fans and aficionados alike, the Museum hosts an evening of rare audio and video recorded during the 1960s in San Francisco. Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sly & The Family Stone, the Sons Of Champlin and the Beau Brummels are among the many local acts to be featured in an unprecedented evening of sound and vision.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The argument rages on, but for many music fans in the ’60s, the best live band from the Bay Area was Jefferson Airplane. Formed during the summer of 1965 in San Francisco, the group triumphed in 1967 with Surrealistic Pillow, one of the key recordings of the Summer of Love, containing the hits “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit” and “Today.” The Airplane featured three master instrumentalists (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Spencer Dryden) and three vocalists: Grace Slick (replacing original singer Signe Anderson in 1966), Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees made a total of eight studio albums and released a smattering of live albums including 1969’s Bless Its Pointed Little Head.
But what most fans don’t know is that there are vast reserves of never-released live material by Jefferson Airplane capturing key moments in their history. On October 26, 2010, Collectors’ Choice Music Live will release four previously unreleased live albums: Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show — Signe’s Farewell, Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Early & Late Shows — Grace’s Debut, Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 — We Have Ignition, and Return to the Matrix 2/1/68.
The first three releases document the astonishing growth of the band, and follow the near-seamless absorption of Grace Slick’s voice and material into the Airplane’s sound just as they were entering the studio to record Surrealistic Pillow. The fourth release captures the group triumphantly returning to their home turf at Marty Balin’s club The Matrix for a relaxed, exploratory set in an intimate setting, performing material from their first four albums, including Crown of Creation, seven months before its release. Taken together, the four releases confirm that at its best, when Jorma was soaring, Jack rumbling and the three voices joining in ecstatic melisma, no other band could ascend to the heights attained by the Airplane. Hand-picked by a team of devotees, annotated by frequent Airplane flyer Craig Fenton (author of the book Take Me To A Circus Tent: The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual), and featuring rare photos inside handsome digi-packs, these concerts distill and express the dream and promise of the Haight-Ashbury scene.
• Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show — Signe’s Farewell: The Grace Slick era of the Airplane has understandably received most of the attention paid the band over the years. But they had released a good album (Jefferson Airplane Takes Off) and were already a powerful live outfit before Slick came aboard. The 10/15/66 release not only marks the first appearance on CD of a live recording featuring Signe Anderson with the band, but also her very last show. Both Marty Balin and the Fillmore’s Bill Graham give her shout-outs. Songs include “3/5ths of a Mile in Ten Seconds,” “Tobacco Road,” “Midnight Hour,” “High Flyin’ Bird” and “Chauffeur Blues” (which Grace never performed out of respect for Signe, who’d made the old blues tune her own). It was the end of an era. But a new one was about to begin the very next day, and is the subject of the 10/16/66 release.
• Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Early & Late Shows — Grace’s Debut: The 10/16/66 volume chronicles the first set of concerts featuring Grace Slick as a member of the Airplane, a mere day after Signe Anderson officially left the band. The band has yet to add the material Slick brought to the band (“Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit) to the set list, but Grace’s harmony work with Marty and Paul is impressive, and you can literally hear her confidence growing from the first set to the second. The album contains “The Other Side of This Life,” “Let Me In,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Run Around” and “High Flying Bird,” plus versions of “3/5ths of a Mile in 10 Seconds” and “Tobacco Road” with the new line-up, and Leiber & Stoller’s “Kansas City,” which has never appeared on any Airplane studio or live album. Surrealistic Pillow photographer Herbie Greene contributes photos. Things would never be the same for the band or for ’60s rock.
• Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 — We Have Ignition: CCM Live subtitled these shows “We Have Ignition” as they believe this is when the Airplane transformed from a high-flying bird into a psychedelic spaceship (but not yet a Starship.) It’s difficult to believe, when comparing these November shows with Grace’s live debut on 10/16/66, that only six weeks have elapsed. Not only has the band (particularly guitarist Jorma Kaukonen) progressed as musicians, but the infusion of Surrealistic Pillow material some four months before the album hit the stores shifts the focus of this folk-rock band to rock. Included are “Plastic Fantastic Lover,” “High Flyin’ Bird,” “Bringing Me Down,” “ D.C.B.A-25,” “My Best Friend,” “Go to Her,” “She Has Funny Cars,” “3/5ths of a Mile in 10 Seconds,” “Skip Spence’s “J.P.P. McStep B Blues,” “White Rabbit,” “Today” and more. Two rarities are a mind blowing, 9:45-minute version of “The Other Side of Life” (performed for a photo session) that neither its author, the folk singer-songwriter Fred Neil, nor the band could ever have anticipated, and the only known recording of an instrumental known in some quarters as “My Grandfather’s Clock.” This is the Airplane at its early apex.
• Return to the Matrix 2/1/68: The Airplane returned to the first club they ever played, the Matrix, in 1968 for a 103-minute show at the height of their commercial prowess. They band premiered two songs from the Crown of Creation album (which was months away from being released): “Share a Little Joke” and an instrumental version of “Ice Cream Phoenix.” They also performed “Blues From an Airplane,” a song from its first (pre-Slick) album. Also here: “Somebody to Love,” “Young Girl Sunday Blues,” “She Has Funny Cars,” “Two Heads,” “Martha,” “Kansas City,” “Other Side of this Life,” “Today,” “Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon,” “It’s No Secret,” “Watch Her Ride,” “Plastic Fantastic Lover,” “Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil,” “White Rabbit,” “Fat Angel” and “3/5ths of a Mile in 10 Seconds.”
Thanks to Bob Merlis
HENDRIX LLC & LEGACY RECORDINGS LAUNCHING SECOND WAVE OF MONUMENTAL JIMI HENDRIX CATALOG PROJECT
WITH DELUXE EDITIONS OF BBC SESSIONS, LIVE AT WOODSTOCK, BLUES & MORE
Available Everywhere October 19, 2010
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Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings proudly announce the second wave of releases in the monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project, available October 19, 2010. Legacy's next round of titles from the artist Rolling Stone magazine called the greatest guitarist of all time will include deluxe editions of Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions and Jimi Hendrix: Blues, his legendary Live At Woodstock performance, and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, the highly collectible Jimi Hendrix Christmas EP.
Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix: Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist's mastery of the 12-bar form. The new deluxe Legacy edition comes packaged in a six-panel digipak with an expanded, 36 page booklet and includes a bonus DVD featuring an expanded, 30 minute version of "Jimi Hendrix and the Blues" from the Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues series. Directed and Produced by Alex Gibney, Janie Hendrix and John McDermott, the film features interviews and live performances not seen in the original PBS television broadcast. A double-disc 12" vinyl LP audiophile edition of Jimi Hendrix: Blues will also be available.
The Legacy edition of Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions brings together recordings from Hendrix's appearances on a variety of BBC radio and television broadcasts from 1967 through 1969. The two CD Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions comes packaged in a six-panel digipak and includes a never before released 30 minute bonus DVD documentary. The film features the group’s famed January 1969 appearance on "Happening For Lulu" which featured Hendrix interrupting the live broadcast to perform a ferocious rendition of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” together with interviews with Jimi Hendrix Experience bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding as well as BBC staff producers Jeff Griffin and Bernie Andrews detailing the legendary sessions. The acclaimed 2 CD set includes Hendrix’s unique interpretations of such classics as Bob Dylan’s “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?,” Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man” [with noted British blues enthusiast Alexis Korner on slide guitar], the Beatles “Day Tripper” as well as two songs featuring the dream pairing of Stevie Wonder with Hendrix. A single CD "best-of" the BBC Sessions as well as a three-disc 12" audiophile vinyl LP edition of the album will also be available. Both the 2 CD and 3 LP BBC sets feature a previoulsy unreleased version of "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp" sourced from the August 24, 1967 of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on Top of The Tops.
Jimi Hendrix's watershed Live At Woodstock album, the artist's most popular live performance, will be reissued in a two CD set, available in both digipak and brilliant box configurations as well as an audiophile, three-disc 12" vinyl LP edition.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, the Jimi Hendrix seasonal single, features the celebrated 1969 medley of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang Syne” backed with “Three Little Bears.” Merry Christmas & Happy New Year will be reissued as a CD as well as on 7" vinyl in a picture sleeve.
The upcoming wave of 2010 Jimi Hendrix titles culminates in the long awaited release of West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, a definitive career-spanning four CD box set which tracks Hendrix’s remarkable journey from R&B sideman to international stardom. The deluxe set is filled with previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix Experience recordings plus demos, alternate takes and more. The newly curated and assembled Jimi Hendrix anthology will include a new Hendrix documentary directed by the Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings).
Legacy's first round of Jimi Hendrix releases opened with the release of Valleys of Neptune, a long-awaited album of previously unavailable Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, which debuted on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart at #4 while four additional Hendrix catalog titles -- Are You Experienced (#44), Electric Ladyland (#60), First Rays of the New Rising Sun (#63), and Axis: Bold As Love (#67) -- rocketed back into the Billboard 200 four decades after their original release dates. A testimony to the enduring vitality and importance of the trailblazing artist-guitarist-performer, Jimi Hendrix had five albums in America's Top 100 in March 2010.
"Jimi's music is as alive today as it was 40 years ago, and the success of our most recent releases with Sony Legacy provides thrilling confirmation. We have long maintained that the power of Jimi's music and the power of his message would stand the test of time and provide its own bridge to the future," said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC. "Being partnered with Legacy enables us to reach a more global audience with that message. And the best is yet to come. What we have in store will propel Jimi into a new decade, with unseen footage and unheard versions of his songs that will absolutely amaze today's music lovers. And we're confident that the distribution is in good hands, opening the door to new and fresh markets. The focus of our endeavors is, and always will be, all about Jimi's music."
"The partnership we've formed with Experience Hendrix to bring Jimi's music to new generations continues to be a potent one and the fan and critical response to our Jimi Hendrix catalog project is so gratifying ," said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings. "The soul and spirit Jimi's music is truly universal, reaching across time with its eternal vitality, power and beauty."
VIDEO CLIPS OF THE WEEK
Thanks to Mike Hart
Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
SHAKE by Ray Charles & The Raelettes
AM I BLUE? by Ray Charles & Dick Cavett
FEEL SO BAD by Ray Charles
Joe Tex Show Part 3
Here's the two concluding songs from Joe's fantastic show recorded
live Stockholm, Sweden 1969.
Skip a rope and Skinny legs and all.
Billie Holiday , Coleman Hawkins & Lester Young - Fine And Mellow
Wanda Jackson - Let's Have a Party
A young Glen Campbell playing guitar behind her (at least acting like? it).
Beatles - Kansas City - I'm a Loser - Boys
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles and Percy Mayfield - The One And Only
Down Beat 1975 poll-winners' show: 'Spain'
A performance of Chick Corea's classic composition 'Spain' from the 1975
'Down Beat' poll-winners' concert.
Chick Corea - keys
Hubert Laws - flute
Bill Watrous - trombone
George Benson - guitar
Stanley Clarke - bass
Lenny White - drums
Introduced by Quincy Jones
Mills Brothers - Caravan
William Shatner performs "It Was a Very Good Year"
Bela Fleck on Sesame Street
Carlos Santana & George Benson - Breezin'
Sesame Street Tunes -Take a little trip back to those Sunny Days
Sesame Street: Johnny Cash Sings Nasty Dan
Sesame Street: Paul Simon Sings Me & Julio
Sesame Street: Billy Joel And Marlee Matlin Sing Just The Way You Are
Sesame Street: Ray Charles Sings "I Got A Song" With Bert & Ernie
Sesame Street: Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Sesame Street: Little Richard - "Rubber duckie"
Sesame Street: BB King: The Letter B
Sesame Street: Dixie Chicks And Muppets Sing No Letter Bette
Sesame Street: Norah Jones Sings Don't Know Y
Sesame Street: Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man"