Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Greek Carols form Rhodes island/ Κάλαντα Πρωτοχρονιάς Ρόδου (Β. Κάζουλλη...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Echosmith Perform 'Let's Love' Live on Today Show

Ellie Goulding - Army (Official Audio ) - new album song

Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love (Prince's Trust 1988)

Rush - Tom Sawyer

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Audio)

The Beatles - Hey Jude - newly restored

Remember - John Lennon (Remastered 2010)

Happening in Golf:Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

The final event of the Ladies European Tour 2015 season is nearing its end in Dubai,UAE as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters concludes on Saturday.Leading the event,which is free of charge,after three rounds at the Emirates Golf Club,Dubai,is Ladies European Tour number one Shanshan Feng of China.She shot a third round 14 under par 67.Second,with a 10 under 65,is Thailand's Thidapa Sawannapura.Rounding out the potential podium finishers is Jade Schaeffer of France,who carded a six under par 70.The players had clear skies for the round and impressive views of the Dubai skyline,but there were windy conditions to contend with.
Besides Omega,the sponsors of the tournament include CNN,Emirates Global Aluminium,Mercedes Benz,Gulf News and Emirates NBD.
Nichole Broch Larsen of Denmark is second in the LET rankings and Melissa Reid of England is third.Normally the LET's top players would go on to compete in the LPGA.
Update:Final 1.Shanshan Feng CHI -21;2.Thidapa Sawannapura THI -9;3.Melissa Reid ENG -8

Friday, November 27, 2015

ECHOSMITH - COME WITH ME ♪ LIVE IN PARIS (FRANCE) @ NOUVEAU CASINO by No...


Lewis Hamilton 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix F1 Preview with Allianz


2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 29 November


Duran Duran - You Kill Me With Silence [AUDIO] - new album song


Ellie Goulding - Lost And Found - new album song


The Byrds - Mr. Spaceman (Live)


George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You Official Video


George Harrison - Dark Horse - Lyrics


Today's Stars:Echosmith

Echosmith is a family band from Chino,California,just east of Los Angeles.The bandmembers are siblings Sydney Sierota,18,lead vocals,tambourine and keyboard;Graham,16,drums;Noah,19,backing vocals,bass;and Jamie,22,backing vocals and guitar.Formed in 2009,they are managed by their father,Jeffery David.*
Echosmith is classified as an indie pop band,influenced by Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac,among others.They were signed by Warner Music Group in 2012 and their first album,"Talking Dreams," was released in 2013.Echosmith have been touring nonstop since even before then,the band says,so they are taking a short break now before beginning to write and record their next record.They have been to Europe seven times this year and toured widely in Asia and the United States as well.Their upcoming shows are:
12-3 Celebrity Theatre,Phoenix
12-4 San Diego Civic Theatre
12-5 Nob Hill Masonic Center,San Francisco.
They are indeed as young as they look.Sydney recently graduated from high school.Jamie is married and he and his wife are expecting their first child;while Noah is recovering from a punctured lung and Graham is still in high school.*
We want to write songs that talk about how life is beautiful regardless of circmstances,the band said,that we can be reminded that we are not alone.Songs that explore love and all its layers.*
Echosmith's biggest hit so far was "Cool Kids." It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum.Another song,"Surround You," made it onto the "Endless Love" soundtrack.They have also appeared on several network TV shows,including The Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Selena Gomez - Good For You (Citi Concert Today Show)


Echosmith - Cool Kids [Official Music Video]


Restoration of The Beatles 1 Video Collection: Part 4/5


The Beatles - Penny Lane - newly restored


Duran Duran - What Are the Chances [AUDIO] - new album song


Τρία Καράβια - Three Ships - (Chronis Aidonidis & Nektaria Karantzi)


Nektaria Karantzi - Ξενιτεμένο μου πουλί (Απόσπασμα) - My Bird Is Foreign (Detached)


Today's Star:Nektaria Karantzi

Nektaria Karantzi,37,was born in the former Byzantine Empire territory of Asia Minor,which is now a part of Turkey.She began her music career as a Greek Orthodox Church choir member,when she was still a child.She was at that time introduced to the monk Elder Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite,who encouraged her studies of the Byzantine church music.After his death,Elder Porphyrios was canonised (proclaimed to be an Orthodox Christian saint).
Nektaria attended a music conservatory and eventually enrolled in the University of Athens,taking degrees in music and law and specialising in criminal law;but also studied the canon law (church law).She has been an editor of a legal publication and associated with some prominent Greek law firms.So there's a lot to this woman who loves both medieval ecclesiastical and traditional Greek music,having studied with that master of Greek traditional music,Chronidis Aidonidis,with whom she performs in one of tonight's videos.
Nektaria performs widely in Europe,gives master classes as far afield as the United States,and has recorded several albums of church and traditional music.

Weather map of distant world revealed | Astronomy.com

Weather map of distant world revealed | Astronomy.com

Friday, October 23, 2015

Echosmith - Let's Love [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]


Abeer Nehme live track طير الوروار عبير نعمة


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)


Rush - Fly By Night


Philip Bailey, Phil Collins - Easy Lover


Phil Collins & Philip Bailey - Easy Lover HQ


Paul McCartney - All things must pass (Concert For George)(HQ)


The Beatles - Revolution - newly restored


About "The Beatles 1" Project

Featured tonight is The Beatles' "Revolution" video,the first release from their video restoration project "The Beatles 1." The project is being released in several formats by Apple Corps Ltd./UMG.It is a compilation of promotional videos and films for The Beatles' 27 number one UK/US hits. "The Beatles 1+" version of the project contains an additional disc of 23 specially selected and restored films and videos,many of which have never been commercially released before,for a total package of 50 selections-plus a 124-page illustrated book.*
The "Revolution" video was filmed on 4 September 1968 at Twickenham Film Studios,England.Michael Lindsay-Hogg directed.The restoration is of such quality,it lends new excitement to the song.*
The videos were carefully restored frame-by-frame by an 18-person team of technicians and restoration artists.The frames were cleaned,colour-graded,digitally enhanced and newly edited over a period of months,round-the-clock.The audio remixes in new stereo and 5.1 surround sound were done at Abbey Road Studios,London by Grammy winners Giles Martin and Sam Okell.*
The products may be pre-ordered from amazon.com or thebeatles.com and are not exorbitantly priced.Release date is 6 November 2015.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Beatles-Let It Be Music Video (1970) with lyrics - Billy Preston,organ


The Making of Let It Be


Rush - Subdivisions


Shawn Phillips - L Ballade


VIA RAIL and OC Transpo at Pleasant Park in Ottawa Ontario. Grade Crossi...


The Go-Go's - Lust To Love - Belinda Carlisle,vocal


Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak


Lana Del Rey - Music To Watch Boys To - new song


Today's Star:Lana Del Ray;European Tour Golf

Tonight is featured a new song from singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey,"Music To Watch Boys To."Its title echoes the old Andy Williams hit "Music To Watch Girls By."The song is from her fourth album "Honeymoon."No,she isn't married.Appearing in the music video with her is her sister-the woman she kisses on the lips in the water.*
Lana Del Rey's real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant and she is of Scottish descent.The New York City native,30,grew up in the Winter Olympics town of Lake Placid,New York,attending a Catholic grade school.She came to admire American Civil War era poet Walt Whitman and beat poet Alan Ginsberg.At 5'7",she's also done modeling work,including a Jaguar ad campaign.
Starting her music career as a cantor in a Catholic church choir,Lana studied philosophy at Jesuit institution Fordham University in the Bronx,and has volunteered at homeless youth and drug and alcohol outreach programs.A recovered alcoholic herself,she records for Polydor-Interscope.*
Speaking of Scotland,the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is underway at three Scottish courses:the Old Course at St.Andrews;Carnoustie;and Kingsbarns.Tied for first after the second round are Englishmen newcomer Jimmy Mullen,21,and veteran Anthony Wall,40,at eleven under par.Playing his first tournament in Scotland,American Chris Stroud is tied for third at ten under par with Dane Thorbjorn Olesen;Irishman Paul Dunne;and Jamie Donaldson of Wales.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Selena Gomez - Same Old Love (Audio) - new song


Tina Turner - The Best


New Human Ancestor Discovered: Homo naledi (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)


Hilary Duff - Fly


Shawn Phillips-Song for Sagittarians


About Shawn Phillps;Evian Masters Golf

Tonight is featured another song by American singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips,"Song for Sagittarians."The native of Fort Worth,Texas was born in 1943,during World War II,the son of best-selling spy novelist Philip Atlee,who took his family around the world with him.This gave young Shawn the chance to absorb many musical styles,seeding an eclectic approach that has pleased his large and dedicated following over the course of his 20 albums and countless tour dates.He is currently touring in Quebec,Canada.
Phillips draws on folk-rock,pop,jazz,progressive and classical influences.He has likewise mastered a number of guitar types,from electric and acoustic 6 and 12-string single neck to double neck instruments,and even to his own way of playing the sitar.*
After serving in the US Navy,Phillips ended up in California and the folk music scene of the early 1960s.He went on to co-write and perform songs with Donovan Leitch in England,although mostly uncredited for it,and played in world music festivals and club dates.In 1992,A&M Records recognised his significant fan base by issuing a best of LP,including a new song.*
In LPGA golf,the season's final major is underway with the Evian Masters taking place at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian les Bains,France.The setting is between the Alpine foothills of Eastern France and Lake Geneva,Switzerland.At the second round,South Korean Mi Hyang Lee topped the leader board with her four under par 67;while American Morgan Pressel,who hasn't won a tournament in seven years,was second with a six under 65.Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark secured third place on the board with her second round four under par 67,still impressive after her victory in the Ladies European Tour's Helsingborg,Sweden Open last weekend,just over the border from her hometown.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser


[HD] Hilary Duff - Sparks - GMA (Live)


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Long May You Run


Baby, You're A Rich Man (2009 Stereo Remaster)


The Beatles- It's All Too Much (2012 remastered)


Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero [Official Music Video]


عبير نعمة - نزلوا نجوم الليل - Abeer Nehme -Nizlo Njom El Layl


Is Tiger Woods Back in Top Form? -plus about Abeer Nehme

It was a different Tiger Woods in action at the Wyndham Championship today in Greensboro,North Carolina than we have seen the past few years.Uplifted by the supportive crowd,Woods,who is 39,shot an 11 under par 65 to tie for the lead with an unknown,Tom Hoge,26,and looked to have a good chance at his first win since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013.Indeed,Woods must win or possibly finish second to go on to the first of the PGA Playoffs next weekend.
Tiger Woods is second on the all-time PGA win list with his 79 career victories,behind only Sam Snead,who had 82.Woods has never played in the Wyndham before,but Snead won it an astonishing eight times.
It was a grind day,Woods said.I hung in there with my speed and it came out OK.The people here have been just fantastic.The proximity of the players to the fans-it's a vey intimate atmosphere.
The greens are getting faster.We were all surprised on the first hole,right out of the gate.I came here to win it,and right now I'm in good shape.*
Tonight is featured another song from the Lebanese musicologist and singer Abeer Nehme-yes,she changed the English transliteration of her first name from "Abir" to "Abeer."Ms.Nehme,35,performs traditional Middle Eastern music;sacred music from the Syriac Orthodox,Syriac-Maronite and Byzantine traditions;ancient Syriac and Maronite chants,and even some opera and Western music.She has a Bachelor's degree in Oriental Singing and a Master's in Musicology from Universite Saint-Esprit de Kaslik in Mount Lebanon.She also has a diploma with high distinction in advanced traditional Arab music performance.
Abeer Nehme has performed at the Vatican,the Fes Festival 2013 of World Sacred Music in Morocco and the Festival Orientales in Paris.She won the 2007 Honor award from the Apostoliki Diakonia in Greece,and the 2010 Murex D'Or distinction award.She has also given master classes and appeared on The National Turkish Television as permanent guest and Leading Performer for one year on the cultural music programme "One Thousand and One Nights."

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Special Movie Presentation:His Secret Family 2015 Lifetime

This blog is pleased to present its first full movie,"His Secret Family " starring Haylie Duff and David O'Connell.Haylie Duff is Hilary Duff's older sister,and was mentioned briefly in an earlier post.Upon watching the picture,Haylie's acting was found to be very good.The story itself was considered to be a fairly well-written suspense yarn.Really,it wasn't bad for a TV movie.It gets a *** out of 4 rating.Maybe the script is a bit of a stretch or a little flat at times,but it largely succeeded,in The Taylor Star-friday late post's view.
Once again,it's a pleasure to present this Lifetime movie event to you,dear readers.

His Secret Family 2015 Lifetime - full movie


Friday, August 7, 2015

CumberLand Gap - Civil War Song


Photograph - Ringo Starr [Concert for George; Royal Albert Hall; 2002].flv


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Helplessly Hoping - 12/4/1988 - Oakland C...


Nicole Scherzinger - Wet


Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket


Alanis Morissette - Big Sur - 2014


Hilary Duff - Tattoo (Acoustic)


The Latest on Hilary Duff;WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Golf

Tonight is featured the third in our series of Hilary Duff's songs from her new album "Breathe In,Breathe Out."It is "Tatoo."Indeed,she actually does have a set of small tattoos on her right arm,which were visible when she visited Universal Studios with her older sister Haylie on Thursday.They were there to do an interview for the entertainment magazine show "Extra."The sisters are both mothers and are promoting their project called Sisterhood of Motherhood Campaign,which encourages women to support one another during childbirth,not criticise each other over name selection or other matters.*
Earlier Thursday,the two appeared on KTLA's Morning Show.Hilary,dressed in a low cut thin white tee,black leather pants and black heels,was wearing her blonde hair in the same layered style we see in the videos.
There's been an eight year gap since his last LP,which has astonished her fans when they hear how good "Breathe In,Breathe Out" is.It's her first LP for RCA Records as well.The new album was exciting,she said.It was a whole learning process for me.I felt like I was doing it all over again as a new person.It was a little bit of a struggle,but it was a very big release.*
Released on 12 June 2015,the LP debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart.Hilary,27,was born in Houston,Texas and later moved to Hollywood with her mother and sister when the girls' talent seemed to require it.They both had been in a touring BalletMet production and local theatre,and would go on to appear in commercials and do modeling jobs in Hollywood,to the point of being homeschooled.Hilary's big break came at the Disney channel,where she starred in the number 1 TV series "Lizzie McGuire" and "The Lizzie McGuire Movie."
At the same time,Disney realised she could sing and steered her into the Disney recording studio as well,where she recorded a Christmas album.That experience led to a contract with Hollywood Records and her second album "Metamorphosis."It went to the top of the charts and has sold more than 5 million copies to date.Two more albums followed with varying degrees of success,as did more TV and film work such as the movies "Agent Cody Banks" and "Cheaper by the Dozen."
From 2010 to 2013,she wrote a trilogy of young adult novels starting with "Elixir,"which topped the New York Times bestseller list.
The darker side of stardom also befell her when she was stalked by a Russian immigrant,who got a sentence of 117 days in prison for his crime.
Hilary married the now-retired Canadian NHL player Mike Cromie in 2011 and they had a son,Luca,in 2012.She filed for divorce in February.
In 2015,she has starred in the TVLand channel series "Younger."How many other stars have risen to the top ranks of both cinema,books,music and television?*
At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron,Ohio,American Jim Furyk topped the leader board at publication time with his second round eight under par 66.Shane Lowry of Ireland was in second and Bubba Watson of the USA was third.Players were hindered by the dry condition of the greens and the narrow fairways at the Firestone Country Club.World Number One Rory McIlroy is still recovering from a torn tendon,but will play in next week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler,Wisconsin.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me - new song


The Beatles - Across the Universe (Full video) - alternate version


The Beatles - "Sexy Sadie" Stereo Remaster


Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill (official video) - 2012


CSNY - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Down By The River - Big Sur,California


Civil War Songs - Union - When Johnny comes marching home (Mitch Miller ...


Cold Mountain - Trailer - 2003


Civil War Song;Cold Mountain;CSNY at Big Sur

Tonight is featured the Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
A film trailer for the Civil War movie "Cold Mountain"is presented here as well.The movie,starring Jude Law,Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger,is still popular today.You can watch it on YouTube for a small fee.A trailer for "Cold Mountain" is provided here tonight.Renee Zellweger won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the picture.*
Some young people may not realise that the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" uses the word "gay" in its original sense of "happy."It's another song we used to sing in grade school.It is performed here by Mitch Miller and his chorus.Miller rose to fame in the 1950s with a series of "Sing Along" LPs,which gave rise to the NBC TV series "Sing Along With Mitch" in 1960.He was originally an oboist and went on to become an Artists and Repertoire man at Columbia Records,developing the careers of recording artists.Miller received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2000 and died in 2010.*
Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young performed "Down By The River" at the Big Sur Folk Festival in 1969.They were accompanied by bassist Greg Reeves and drummer Dallas Taylor,who also played on their "Deja Vu" album.The festival at Big Sur,California was held annually from 1964-1971.*
At the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville,Ontario,Americans Chad Campbell and Brian Harman topped the leaderboard in first and second place,respectively,as of publication time.Canadian David Hearn was in third with his second round eleven under par 67.The tournament is being held at the Glen Abbey Golf Club,about 27 miles from Toronto.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer (Audio Only) - new song


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Southern Cross - 11/3/1991 - Golden Gate ...


The Beatles 01 - Back In The U.S.S.R "White Album Disc 1" (2009 Stereo R...


The Rolling Stones - DEAD FLOWERS (ALTERNATE VERSION)


Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Dixie — Canadian Brass


Confederate song - "I Wish I Was In Dixie"


Civil War Songs;Scottish Open Golf

Tonight are featured some songs with a Civil War theme:"Dixie" and a cover version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
"Dixie" is of uncertain authorship,but dates from the 1850s,before the Civil War,and became one of the most popular American songs of the nineteenth century.Indeed,it was a favourite of Abraham Lincoln,who used it for his campaign rallies.During the Civil War,it became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy.A new set of lyrics with a military theme were written in the war period,but the sung version given here,by the 2nd South Carolina String Band,uses the original minstrel show lyrics of the prewar period.An instrumental version by the The Canadian Brass and Nexus is also offered.
The cover version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is by American folk singer Joan Baez.Her high quality voice and perfect diction makes listening to it worthwhile.Last time was featured the original version by The Band.Given the current atmosphere in the United States,you have to wonder whether a radio station would dare to play such a song written from the Confederate perspective.Have no fear,dear readers:you can listen to the song on this blog.For that matter,"Dixie" has also been criticised for being racist,even though Lincoln himself loved it.Would a radio station dare to play that song today?This blog will so that you can decide for yourselves.
Will such songs as "Dixie" still be sung in the public schools where we sang them years ago?For that matter,we had Christmas parties at public schools.*
At the Scottish Open at the Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian,Scotland,Englishman Daniel Brooks topped the leader board with his excellent second round eleven under par 65.Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland,American Ryan Palmer and four others shared second place at eight under par.Phil Mickelson,who won the tournament in 2013,was well down the leader board in 48th place with his three under par 68,but will still get to play the weekend and have an outside chance to win.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Charli XCX - Boom Clap (live @ Webster Hall 10/7/14)


The Band, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"


The Martian Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Movie HD


The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Alternate Version)


The Beatles 02 - Dear Prudence "White Album Disc 1" (2009 Stereo Remaste...


Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Cinnamon Girl


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Suite : Judy Blues Eyes" Woodstock 1969


Special Note:Neil Young at Woodstock

Tonight will be featured part of Crosby,Stills,Nash&Young's performance at Woodstock in 1969.Unfortunately,Neil Young was not included in the Woodstock film at his request,because he strongly objected to the film on the grounds that he felt the cinematography would corrupt the experience-or something like that.In short,he didn't like the cameras being onstage;they could have used their zoom lenses,he told interviewer Howard Stern in October 2014.
Young did play with the band for part of the set,but was cropped out of the scene as per his wishes.*
Team USA is playing China in Ottawa tonight in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015.It is the first World Cup rematch of the teams since 1999,when the USA defeated China to win the cup.The match will be broadcast on Fox beginning at 7:30 pm Eastern.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black - Live OFFICIAL (Chapter 4/5)


The Rolling Stones - BROWN SUGAR (ALTERNATE VERSION FEAT. ERIC CLAPTON) ...


The Beatles 10 - I'm So Tired W.A. (2009 Stereo Remastered) IN 1080p (HD)


Charli XCX - Fancy (live @ Webster Hall 10/7/14)


Neil Young - Traces - CSNY 1974


Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: Sea Of Madness (Studio Version, 1969)


The Band, "Across the Great Divide"


Golfer Jason Day Collapses at the US Open;The Band

Australian golfer Jason Day collapsed from a dizzy spell at the eighteenth hole,casting a pall on the second round of the US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place,Washington on the Puget Sound.Day fell to the ground and was reached by medical personnel in about five minutes,who helped him get to his feet and complete his round with a two under par 70,in a good position for the two remaining rounds,should his health permit.
For the past month or so,Day has been complaining of intermittent vertigo,but a battery of medical tests revealed nothing out of the ordinary.Supported by medics on either side,Day was able to sign his scorecard to officially register his round,then retreated to his mobile home parked on site.Tiger Woods said he will call Day to see how he is.
As of time of publication,Americans Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth topped the leaderboard along with Henrik Stenson of Sweden at five under par.*
Tonight is featured another track by the Canadian-American group The Band,"Across The Great Divide." The Band originated as the backing group for American singer Ronnie Hawkins,who took his drummer Levon Helms with him up to Toronto from Arkansas because the pay was better there.He recruited Canadian musicians guitarist Robbie Robertson,organist Garth Hudson,bassist Richard Danko and pianist Richard Manuel.All of them played other instruments as well ranging from string bass to trombone.Eventually,the musicians tired of Hawkins and his restrictions,at the same time growing closer into an independent act,what with four of them being Canadians and all five having distinctive musical personalities.
Ironically,though most of the members were Canadians,The Band's music was often obsessed with Americana and American historical themes such as the Civil War and the Old West.
Before starting The Band,however,they were recruited again in 1964 to serve as Bob Dylan's backing band when they did some recording with Dylan's producer Bob Johnston in New York.In 1968,they released their first LP "Music From Big Pink" as The Band.The Band continued to work with Bob Dylan off and on,recording "The Basement Tapes" with him in 1967,which was illegally released as a bootleg recording and admired by college students.They also toured with him and backed him again on his "Planet Waves" album,in between their own projects.In 1976,lead guitarist and principal songwriter Robbie Robertson left The Band to pursue a solo career as recording artist,film score composer and music supervisor in Hollywood.He worked closely with his good friend the eminent director Martin Scorsese on several film projects.
Robertson,whose real name is Jaime Royal Robertson,will be 72 on 5 July.He is an aboriginal Canadian on his mother's side,who was a Mohawk from the Six Nations Reservation.He became increasingly involved with his aboriginal roots as time passed,absorbing aboriginal musical influences and culture.
Robertson purchased the rights to The Band's material from the other members and became the group's curator.
The other members of The Band continued on with new personnel until Richard Danko's death in 1999.Richard Manuel committed suicide in 1986;Rick Danko died of heart failure in 1999;and Levon Helms died of throat cancer in 2012.Hudson and Robertson remained active in their solo careers.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Avril Lavigne - Hot


Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Lisa Fischer at Her Best)


Jurassic World | official trailer #3 US (2015) Chris Pratt


Fall Out Boy - Irresistible (Live Debut) (HD) - Islington Assembly Hall ...


Toto - Hold The Line


Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Born In Ontario (Official Video)


Revolution Blues - CSNY 1974


Closer To Neil Young;FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

Tonight are featured two Neil Young songs,"Revolution Blues" from the 2014 box set "CSNY 2014" and "Born in Ontario" from the 2012 double album with his band Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill."
Neil Percival Young,69,was born to a Canadian father and American mother in Toronto,but spent his early childhood in bucolic Omemee,Ontario.Later,the family lived for short periods in Pickney and Toronto,before finally settling in Winnipeg,Manitoba for his musically formative years,after his parents divorced.His formal title is Neil Young OC,OM,indicating he was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Merit by the Governor General of Canada and the British Crown for his artistic and cultural achievements.
The father of two sons and a daughter,Young has released 35 albums,with another scheduled for release on 16 June.He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice,for his work with Buffalo Springfield,and as a solo artist-often accompanied by Crazy Horse.An environmental and rural activist,the Los Angeles resident is closely associated with the annual Farm Aid benefit concert to help farm families avoid foreclosure and promote farm produce.He is a longtime friend of fellow Canadian and singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell,and has known Stephen Stills since before their 1960s stint in Buffalo Springfield.
His double album "Psychedelic Pill" has a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating from customer reviews.The CD version lists at 13.88 on Amazon.It is a work interwoven with autobiographical themes.Clearly Neil Young is one of the most productive and gifted stars in the history of rock.
His summer tour begins on 5 July at the Honour the Treaties Benefit at Rexall Place in Edmonton,Alberta.*
While we're on the subject of Canada,let's not forget the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015,which is being played in Edmonton,Winnipeg,Moncton,Ottawa,Vancouver and Montreal.The first match is Canada versus the People's Republic of China at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on 6 June at 16:00 local time.It will be braodcast on Fox Sports 1 at 6 pm ET.Team USA's first match,versus Australia,will be broadcast on FS 1 at 7:30 pm ET on 8 June.
The top five teams in the FIFA world rankings are:1.Germany;2.USA;3.France;4.Japan;and 5.Sweden.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ellie Goulding - Explosions - live at Eden Sessions 2014


Evridiki & Valantis - Den teleiwnoume pote - Never ending


CSNY 1974 live from Castlecomer-Only Love Can Break Your Heart


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Black Queen


Blind Faith - Under My Thumb


Toto - Africa


Reconnecting With Toto;Indianapolis 500

Tonight is featured the hit song "Africa" by Toto.The band originated in Van Nuys,California of the Greater Los Angeles area in the 1970s and had several top five hits,including our featured track.They are still touring and recording today,having released "Toto XIV" in March 2015.The new album received 4.5 out of 5 stars from stereoboard.com,the British ticket and music news website.Stereoboard described the LP as being masterful,with lyrics rooted in an angry post-9/11 world,where big issues are challenged and hope craved.
"Africa" reflects the band's interest in world music,as well as several other styles,including folk and jazz:
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had*
The members of Toto started out as session musicians,backing the likes of Seals and Crofts and Sonny and Cher,among others.One of the original band members,Mike Porcaro,died of ALS on 15 March 2015.
The name "Toto" is derived from the Latin phrase "in toto," meaning "all-encompassing," reflecting the many recordings they worked on and styles they have played.*
Keyboardist Steve Porcaro co-wrote the hit song "Human Nature" with Michael Jackson.It was included on Jackson's "Thriller" LP.*
Toto is currently touring in Europe and will join with English band Yes for a North American tour beginning on 7 August.Upcoming dates for Europe:
25 May-Manchester-02 Apollo
26 May-London-Eventim Apollo
28 May-Paris-Zenith de
30 May-Amsterdam-Ziggo Dome
03 June-Copenhagen-Frederiksberg Falconer Salen
07 June-Oslo-Sentrum Scene
10 June-Bremerhaven Stadthaller
11 June-Berlin-Tempodrom*
On Sunday 24 May,the 99th annual Indianapolis 500 will be held.Starting in the first row will be 1.Scott Dixon (NZ) 2.Will Power (AUS) 3.Simon Pagenaud (FRA).Will Power is the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion.Two women are participating this year,Simona de Silvestro (SWI) and Pippa Mann (UK).The race is expected to be highly competitive,with several previous Indy 500 winners being on the grid,including American Ryan Hunter-Reay,who won last year's race.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love - live at Eden Sessions 2014


Selena Gomez - Tell Me Something I Don't Know


Blind Faith - Means to an End


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wooden Ships - 11/3/1991 - Golden Gate Pa...


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 09 - Country Girl (presented by EarpJohn)


Staying In Touch with Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young

Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young were part of the wave of folk rock bands of the 1960s.Indeed,their members came out of earlier folk rock bands:David Crosby from The Byrds;Stephen Stills and Neil Young from Buffalo Springfield;and Graham Nash from The Hollies.Crosby and Stills are Americans;Nash is British;and Neil Young is from Ontario,Canada.Since 1969,they have performed together in various combinations,their strong personalities alternately clashing and blending.Neil Young has always had a vigorous solo career as well.*
They started out as the trio Crosby,Stills and Nash.Neil Young joined them at Woodstock and has been with them off and on since that epic music and arts festival.As of now,it is off after Young bitterly quarreled with Crosby,and the original trio has gone on tour without him.Young said that he loved them,nonetheless.The quartet last performed together in 2013 at the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit.Their last studio album was "Looking Forward" (1999),which got good reviews.This was preceded by their first album "Deja Vu" (1970);the live LP "Four Way Street" (1971);and "American Dream" (1988).
In 2014,the band released a limited edition box set that was well-received,"CSNY 1974." It consists of 40 previously unreleased high quality live tracks from their iconic 1974 stadium tour.Besides well-known hits such as "Helpless" and "Teach Your Children," there are previously unreleased Neil Young songs "Traces," "Love Art Blues " and two others.These are all on six 180-gram 12" vinyl records in a laser-etched maple LP folio case.Also included are all the tracks on a Pure Audio Blu-Ray disc;digital download code for the tracks;a bonus DVD of the concerts;a coffee table size book of never before seen photos from the tour;and a 7x7 Nash Edition print of the front cover photo signed by Graham Nash and photographer Joel Bernstein.It is available from the CSNY website.*
As for the current tour,it has received high marks so far.Crosby,Stills and Nash performed strong new material in Milwaukee,Wisconsin as well as some old favourites;Crosby and Nash delivered on their classic harmonies;and Stills was spot on with his electric guitar,according to The Milwaukee Journal's Piet Levy.They played for two hours and ten minutes,accompanied by a five piece backing band.That's nothing new,as the late drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves had played on "Deja Vu."
Tonight I am featuring "Country Girl" from their "Deja Vu" album and their apocalyptic song "Wooden Ships," a live recording from the Bill Graham memorial concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco in 1991.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Rolling Stones' Extravagant 2015 Reissue of "Sticky Fingers"

The Rolling Stones will soon be releasing another remastered version of their enduring classic 1971 LP "Sticky Fingers,"widely considered to be a peak of their creativity.It was also remastered in 2009.This time,numerous previously unreleased tracks and a DVD will be included in some of the editions.It will be possibly the most complex release of a remastered recording-or indeed of any recording-in history because of its tiered structure and the number of media involved.
In the first tier or format,there are your choice of the Original CD or Original LP in one vinyl record,which are simply the remastered original album.The Original CD comes with a 12-page booklet,while the Original LP comes with a 12x12 insert and is on heavy black vinyl.
Beyond this is the second tier or format,the Deluxe 2 CD.This includes the remastered album,plus a bonus CD with newly released tracks,including:
1.An alternative Brown Sugar featuring Eric Clapton
2.An alternative Bitch
3.An alternative Can't You Hear Me Knocking
4.An alternative Dead Flowers
5.An alternative acoustic Wild Horses,posted in this blog tonight
6.Five tracks recorded at The Roundhouse in 1971,including Honky Tonk Women and Midnight Rambler.
This edition will also include a 24-page booklet.
The third tier or format is the Deluxe Edition Box Set,consisting of the Original CD and bonus CD,plus a DVD and 72-page hardbound picture book,as well as a 4-postcard set.All of this will be in a presentation box.
The fourth tier or format is the Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.This has the Original CD,bonus CD,plus a 13-track "Get Your Leeds Lungs Out" CD of the March 1971 concert soon before they left for their so-called "exile" in France.This edition also includes the Marquee Club 2-song DVD from their famous show at said club on 26 March 1971.You will furthermore receive a lavish 120-page hardback book with real zip,new liner notes by Nick Kent,a 7-inch vinyl record of Brown Sugar and Wild Horses,and the Get Your Leeds Lungs Out CD.Even more,you will get the 4-postcard set,a print,a poster and a mini-replica band cutout.
There will be several tiers of downloads as well.You can preorder the products now from The Rolling Stones website.
It is a truly remarkable range of choices for the fan,all issued by Universal Music.
By way of background,"Sticky Fingers" was begun at the remote Muscle Shoals,Alabama studio in December 1969.Further sessions occurred at Mick Jagger's Stargroves country home studio,as well as Olympic Sound Studios,London.The album was released in 1971,504 days after the first session at Muscle Shoals.It was produced by longtime Stones friend Jimmy Miller and introduced guitarist Mick Taylor as a member of the Stones.The album reached number one on both sides of the Atlantic and subsequent sales also proved strong over the decades.
The project will be released on 8 June overseas and 9 June in the United States.It coincides with the Stones' Zip Code North American tour that begins on 24 May at Petco Park,San Diego.

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses (Acoustic / Lyric Video)-newly released version


Blind Faith - Sea of Joy


Blind Faith ~ Can't Find My Way Home ~ (Acoustic)


Monster School: Bodybuilding - Minecraft Animation


"TOAD" by Cream (( New STEREO Mix ))


Evridiki - Zilevei i nyxta-I envy the night-Cypriot


Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You (from the About Time OST)


Friday, April 10, 2015

Late Sixties Treasures From the Music Vaults

A number of historic Eric Clapton performances are featured in tonight's lineup."Badge" is from Cream's last album "Goodbye," but was written and performed by Eric Clapton and George Harrison,as well as Cream members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker."Blind Faith" was a super group featuring Eric Clapton,Steve Winwood,Rick Grech and Ginger Baker that made only one album and performed only one concert,the Hyde Park,London concert excerpted here with "Presence of the Lord" written by Eric Clapton.Clapton plays again in "Tribute to Elmore" with Jimmy Page,a track from early in the two master guitarists' careers.
Perhaps most interesting of all is Clapton playing guitar with John Lennon,Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones on bass and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums.Calling themselves "The Dirty Mac," they played "Yer Blues," which is John Lennon's song from The Beatles' "White Album" for a segment of the Rolling Stones' ill-fated project "Rock And Roll Circus."The spectacle blended songs with circus performers from Sir Robert Fosset's Circus,but the Stones felt their own performance was bland and upstaged by The Who,so they shelved the show.A bootleg album of the songs was circulated,however,including "Yer Blues." The song was recorded on 11 December,1968 at InterTel video studio in Stonebridge House,Wembley,London.Glyn Johns and Jimmy Miller did the sound recording on Olympic Sound Studio's mobile studio.The video is by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and cameraman Tony Richmond,who later worked on The Beatles' "Let It Be."
"The Dirty Mac" also played a blues jam and covered a few rock-n-roll classics,Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Elvis' "It's Now Or Never."
The entire "Rock And Roll Circus" footage,including "Yer Blues," was officially released in 1995.

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Blind Faith - Presence of the Lord-live in Hyde Park


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Yer Blues-John Lennon,Eric Clapton,Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell


Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page - Tribute to Elmore


Badge - Cream (Eric Clapton & George Harrison)