Thursday, 13 December 2012

Rick Danko, Janis Joplin, and Jerry Garcia Jammin' Out!

Here's a fantastic 'backstage' viewing of three giants of one of the most memorable eras of music. They sing, in this tape, Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos...a song that is, strangely, often attributed to Lead Belly - though he himself never actually recorded the tune. I think it's likely that he gets the credit b/c he kinda mentions the line in Go Down Old Hannah (one of his best tunes). If anyone actually knows whether he wrote it or not, please let me know.

Anyhow, the tune in the video is a great old song that the Band recorded on the Basement Tapes. It's a great little jam and it looks like they're enjoying themselves ;)

PS: I'm proud that my obscure hometown Calgary, AB gets a great shoutout by Janis!

Another Jimi Hendrix Blues Lesson

Hey all. So a few weeks ago I posted a lesson (which is a few scrolls down from this post) that shows how to play the false start introduction to Jimi's great tune Hear My Train A-Comin'. Well, I've now made a lesson on the other second introduction he plays when he restarts the tunes..."hey!!..don't waste all that film over there!!..stop it for a second..." Hendrix fans will know what I'm talking about...

Anyways, check out this, part two, lesson for the original take version of Hear My Train A-Comin' - again, there are some really great licks that you can assimilate from Jimi's playing.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Alan Lomax's Story

Here's a telling interview of Alan Lomax reflecting upon him and his father's travels. Together, they collected one of America's most important artifacts: its folk music.