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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.

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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.

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Behind Blue Eyes.

Dreams Fade with age. And the struggle to reach an end begins.  This song followed me all through my life. Behind Blue Eyes, originally performed by The Who. This is classic rock and roll modified, and performed by Limp Bizkit for todays No deposit, No refund generation. You see, there is a whole group of people out there who have decided if you’re not a member of their group, you are to be marginalized. It becomes acceptable to criticize, gossip, and look past other people. Some people feel you have to be accepted in groups to have self-worth. Others learn to cope alone. If you know how to be alone and are used to it, sometimes it’s not such a bad thing.

But then the rumor and gossip starts. They’re this,  they’re that. No, not really. They’ve just learned acceptance carries no real value. We’ve all been there, alone. And it’s not such a bad thing. You can have your own opinion, not be measured and judged by others.  And most importantly, you don’t  have to sweat losing those you care about but who don’t care about you. So, I hope you enjoy the music and the lyrics.


John Fogerty Guitar Hero

john fogerty premonition live concert best of creedence

John Fogerty Premonition Live Concert Best Of Creedence

The first concert I ever attended was with my sister and brother-in-law who brought me – a full-of-energy kid fired up by the flame of all things rock and roll – to the Fillmore East Auditorium in New York City, to see Creedence Clearwater Revival. The year was 1969, and the warm-up band for CCR was a group called Spirit, whose big hit was I Got A Line on You. Spirit is also known for Tauras, a song they later claimed was lifted note-for-note and used by a band known as Led Zeppelin. You may remember them. Anyway, Led Zep called that little ditty Stairway To Heaven. 

Suffice it to say, CCR blew me away that night.

Bands do not get any more American than this one. John Fogerty gives us precision guitar work that I would rate right alongside the great Eric Clapton’s, except Fogerty does it with a smile on his face. He puts his whole soul into this wonderful music, makes you wish you were sitting somewhere Down on the Bayou, listening to the bullfrogs calling to their lady-loves. He takes you down Green River and out to Centerfield. And maybe he ain’t no Fortunate Son, folks, but he can sure belt out his admiration for Proud Mary as she takes you for a ride on the river. John just keeps the excitement Rockin’ All Over The World.

These songs are hymns to America, written with love in his heart. I believe our guys and gals in the Armed Forces know how home itself lives in a CCR tune – that it’s one of the great things that have kept many of them going, giving their all over in some desert hot-spot.

It is to honor John Fogerty’s American spirit that I proudly post this tremendous concert. I know we’re all short on time, but I hope you’ll listen to his words. Listen and and watch his guitar fingering, and I believe you’ll thank yourself that you did.

All John Fogarty wants to do is rock and roll for us. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Thank you John … Rock on, buddy!

If you don’t belive me about John Fogerty, listen to what this guy says about him, Click here


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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Sheryl Crow Performing “A Change Would Do You Good”

Sheryl Crow Performing “A Change Would Do You Good”

One of the best performances from one of the best female artists of the 1990, 2000 and to this day. This song is one of my favorites.
Her band is spot on. This is by all means a “Top Shelf” performance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

This is a great tune. Unfortunately there exists no current video with adequate audio to capture this performance which I think was their best of this particular song. Nobody really harkens back to Loggins and Messina. But they were the forerunners to a lot of truly melodic bands. This song captures the “Free Wheeling 1970s” They did many other songs such as Angry Eyes and Vahevalla, Long Tail Cat, and of couse House at Pooh Corner. Give this song a listen. You will enjoy it … a lot!

I CAN’T LET AMERICA MISS THIS OUTSTANDING PIANO MAN. Over the next few posts I am going to try to get this man into the place he deserves, Music History. His style is phenomenal and a bull work for many who he has performed with. I’ll let him do the talking. Then, for the next couple of posts, it will be on some of those outstanding performances. Chuck Leavell.

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Driving down the coast road,   Route 1, in between Palo Alto and Monteray California  in a convertible seabring, , cliffs to my right, fresh sea air and great sunshine! Back in 1998 when I popped in a CD and , heard this awesome lady banging out tunes! If there ever was a woman that could raise your spirits up when you’re alone, it is this person right here. Great Guitar! Great rhythm? Great look! And man, can she sing Here are three worthy performances . I hope you love them like I do! Sheryl Crow. She has faced adversity and come out way ahead every time! The first two performances are not necessarily hers, But you can hear who I assume was one of her major influences.  In the first video “Let it Bleed” your are rewarded to hear the great Pianist Chuck Levell, He played with the Rolling Stones many times, not to mention stints with Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, and his own band Sealevell, a great Jazz rock fusion band of the 1980’s.  He has chops! I love them both.

All Down The Line

Gasoline / Gimmie Shelter

Steve McQueen