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The Revivalists | “Stand Up” | Live Session

The Revivalists | “Stand Up” | Live Session

This band is going,  going, going. Can’t get this song out of my head. If you even have the chance, see these guys. Great R&B. Solid Rock & Roll. “The Revivalists” employ that pedal steel and keep your interest tweaked in such a fashion you can’t help but boogie up then boogie down. Epic Sound. Lots of great video at YouTube. Saw them live, they absolutely pass that acid test without a scratch. Downloading this album,” Men Amongst Mountains” is like downloading a party storm.

The Revivalists | “Keep Going” | Live Session

The Revivalists | “Keep Going” | Live Session

If you get a chance to catch this act, David Shaw and the Revivalists,  you better jump on it.  These guys hit all the targets.  Gulf Coasters in real-time, when they hit the stage they take you where you need to be, moving up!  Stomping feet. Smiling face.  Swinging  arms.  But this song gets you happy. Keeps you in posi-drive ,  and will drive The Revivalists up and right over the top.  Hey! I’ll  shut up so you can just listen.  If you like this let me know.  I’m interested in your comments and opinions.

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Morgan James

MORGAN JAMES SINGS MELISSA

MORGAN JAMES

This song, Melissa is one of my all time very favorite Allman Brothers song. And this lady, Morgan James, can sure pitch it in as a full strike! Beautiful song sung by a beautiful woman. You can count on seeing a lot more of Morgan’s performances everywhere in the future. I plan to download her albums for sure.  She is a real child of the 1970s music era, and have r s increadible deliery in my opinion. Please use some form of quality audio output to enhance your experience and comment if so inclined. Sometimes, less is more. Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa – The Allman Brothers Band (Morgan James Cover)

Morgan James official website

CHUCK LEAVELL CONTINUEM

CHUCK LEAVELL CONTINUEM

I can’t just walk away from this guy. After the last post I built failed to attract interest. This man puts his heart and soul into his music, always has. He deserves so much more recognition of his accomplishments  and his talents. So I’m back at it going deep for content.  Chuck Leavell can take you to places that make you comfortable. And let’s face it, in this life and times, it is almost impossible to get comfortable anymore. But because Chuck has played with some real powerhouse artists such as The Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers,  and countless others, it’s understandable he might get a bit lost in the jet wash.  But I keep seeing the things he does beyond his music and touring with bands, and I say why is the music community not bringing him to the forefront. Time is going by people. And a talent such as Chuck Leavell possesses will dwindle, and I hate the idea that I will go to my grave knowing how wonderful pianist and personality Chuck is, but my kids will never know…unless, unless I document it somewhere in the hopes my children see and become aware of who is Chuck Leavell.

BOOT AND SHOES, FT: KEITH RICHARDS 2012

PAYING IT FORWARD

Not many people know that Chuck is an avid environmentalist and nature lover, as I too once was. He has supported groups who promote tree planting and preservation.  He is every bit the John Muir of the South.   Chuck Leavell has also posted on-line videos to help young upcoming artists see his style and he breaks it down so those students can be made aware of his style and the styles evolution through previous artists that Chuck Learned from, and his past collaborations with people like Dicky Betts and Mick Jagger. You know, Billy Joel is the gold standard when it comes to piano. But like me, Billy is a tough New Yorker. Chuck Leavell, on the other hand exudes jovilness,  a happy outlook unique to Southerners that makes him a platinum player in the world of piano. And just like James Taylor, who has a wonderful website to teach guitar skills, Chuck has great videos to help young and old piano students learn the fun behind the piano. I myself am a tremendous fan of great guitarists. Eric Clapton, a snake charmer who can hypnotize a viewer with his fretwork and strumming style, and James Taylor has no equal when you watch him pick a tune on his acoustic axe. And there is Joe Walsh…perfection. All these guys, they do it for themselves, but you damn well know they do it to put a smile on our faces and a song in our hearts. And just like Ray Charles paid  it forward to a young Chuck Leavell, so do all the artists I mentioned. It is as I say,  just drive the truck, and the fame and  money will follow. In other words if you do what is your passion and you never falter,  fame and fortune will one day be yours. I wish I had. But I got lost in the so-called, ” reality of life”.  If you are a lover of rhythm and Blues,  fusion jazz, and boogie wooie piano,as am  I,  please program your Pandora to Mr Chuck Leavell, or checkup his YouTube videos. I promise you won’t  be sorry you

CHUCK LEAVELL AND JON MAYER, WISH ME WELL

 

 

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Chuck Leavell Piano Legend

Three videos, one is a piano lesson you won’t want to miss. This guy, his piano style is impeccable …he’s great.  From the Allman Brothers band to The Rolling Stones. PLUS he is a major environmentalist. Look that up on Youtube.com.  I’m gonna shut up now and let Chuck do the playin’ and you do the lovin’.

Chuck Leavell with The Randall Bramblett Band ~ Statesboro Blues

CHUCK LEAVELL FOREVER BLUE Instrumental, Relaxing.

JESSICA piano lesson

The Doobie Brothers Rockin Down The Highway

The Doobie Brothers – Rockin Down The Highway (Live at Wolf Trap) ~ 1080p HD

Long ago, in a galaxy far far away. There was a band. They were a fell good band. They sang no political songs or poetic justice stuff. You just turned them on and turned them up on your car radio on Friday nights headed for your favorite club. You needed that Friday night work cleansing to gear you up for a night of partying with your friends.

Friday Nights In 1972

You needed to feel good about life again. These guys could help you pull that off. You’d get paid, head to a store to but some new Levis and a patterned western shirt with pearl snaps instead of plain old buttons. Go home, get a shower to wash off work. Put on some of your favorite musk after shave or cologne. Comb you mustashe and long side burns. Get on your favorite dancing boots. Leap into your car, pump up the tunes, and…..

The Blues Did Not Die And Never Will! BB KING R.I.P.

TRIBUTE TO THE KING

Thanks to a musician from the Mississippi Delta, we can all get up in the morning,  put one foot in front of the other and go off to work.  As BB King once described it, ” The blues is like a tonic, it is good for whatever ails you”.  Crafted in the cotton fields, and on the plantations of the American South, it’s a sound that sticks – that makes you feel better. R&B is the channel that so many people can count on to say, “hey, it’s cool, I can deal with this problem at home, at work, in sports or all through my life; this too shall pass and we will feel better.” We always have the Blues to turn to. The Blues influenced soul music, weaved its way through Motown, gridded Rap and Hip Hop, and bloomed into a foundation that has supported mankind all over our planet. You feel bad? Do some Blues. Feel better.

 

BB KING ELEVATED THE BLUES

Most of us never met this guy, or his guitar Lucille,  some of us can say we saw him in concert.  Some say, “I lost a good friend”. But did we lose more than he gave? No way. None of us today remember the dark days of the deep South. This guy did, and yet he brought forth a cure for depression without a prescription.  When you’re down,  turn to the Blues. That will help you get back up, help you laugh a little.  Crack a smile no matter what they’re  puttin’ on you. Well, though the volume was turned down today, BB King made sure there was an exit strategy. He made sure there were competent Blues stringers in all walks of life to carry the torch for The Blues. BB King did everything in his power to bring forward The Blues, from boosting Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Albert King, to linking rock and Blues through rock and roll greats like U2, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Taj Mahal, Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Keith Richards & The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt, then inspiring modern day blues men like Ray Clark Jr., John Mayer, Eric Bibb, Keb Mo and Johnny Lang.  B.B.King, Etta James, Aretha and Johnny Winter kept The Blues right up there in your face. They never, never, ever let you down.   Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King’s performances locked in  legend. See below the video, a list of blues artists found in Wikipedia.

We highlighted this video post earlier in this website and in an older blog because aesthetically it is very appealing plus it covers the rehearsal and precise pre-planning necessary. The performance was so well-edited between the rehearsal and the actual performance we felt it carried the full weight of all the artists performing the song, which remains, to us,  one of the best performances BB King ever did. And the song represents what we all are waiting for, “When Love Comes To Town”.  Well, it’s here, Love.  Unfortunately for us, in the here and now,  BB King took that train out to the next station where lots of people, his colleagues and friends such as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Healey, Albert King, Janis Joplin, Duane Allman, Roy Buchanan and many, many more await his arrival.  The Blues did not die and never will! BB KING R.I.P. 1925 -2015.  Lenny Kravits said it best on Twitter today: ” BB, lots of people can play thousands of notes and never say what you did with just one”   But Lucille, his guitar, said it even better for a long time.

When Love Comes To Town

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List of Recent Blues Artists Wikipedia

John Mayer

John Mayer – I Don’t Trust Myself

 

John Mayer – I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You) LIVE In Toronto

John Mayer rolls it out nice n easy. If you are looking to relax, this is defiantly a go to performance, not to be missed. This guy is so unbelievably talented he has earned his place among great R&B and Blues musicians. His ability to combine pop with R&B is spot on, and he can defiantly deliver the goods when it comes to The Blues.   Hope you enjoy this.  Let’s get right to it.

 

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ERIC BIBB IS HITTING HIS STRIDE

Eric Bibb – Let The Mothers Step Up

Great new, in studio, performance. I’ll shut up and let you get straight to It. Eric Bibb in studio. Enjoy!

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