Robert Lee Burnside, who is known in the world of blues music as R. L. Burnside, was born into poverty in 1926 in the rural town of Oxford, Mississippi. He played music for most of his life and was widely unknown until the 1990's when he finally began to gain recognition. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 78. Below is film footage mixed with his music and stories of his life. Enjoy! GC
R. L. Burnside - Let My Baby Ride
Next, R. L. Burnside plays Poor Black Mattie in Holly Springs, Mississippi and talks about playing the blues with Mssissippi Fred McDowell
R. L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax
Next, here are a few scenes from a film titled Deep Blues, where Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics meets R. L. Burnside and learns a few choice picking tricks from the master.
And, last is a film titled Hill Stomp Hollar featuring R. L. Burnside
Read more about the legacy of R. L. Burnside at the site of the record label, Fat Possum Records, the label that is helped expose him more widely toward notoriety he deserved.
Just below is the official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1976 single, 'Hot Stuff'.
The track features on the 1976 album Black And Blue and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and was produced by the Glimmer Twins. It was recorded in Musicland, Munich, on the 30th March, 1975.
The song features Mick Jagger on lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar and percussion, Keith Richards on electric guitar and backing vocals, Charlie Watts on drums, Ronnie Wood on backing vocals, Bill Wyman on bass guitar and percussion, Ollie E. Brown on percussion, Ian 'Stu' Stewart on percussion, Billy Preston on piano and backing vocals and Harvey Mandel on guitar.
The video was directed by filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who has directed many other promo videos for the band including 'Start Me Up', 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Fool To Cry'. Lindsay-Hogg has also directed promo videos for acts such as the Beatles and the Who.
Rolling Stones - Hot Stuff
Just below is a fan made video to the Rolling Stone song, Hand of Fate.
Rolling Stones - Hand of Fate
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|The Original Blind Faith Record Cover|
The history of Blind Faith, that featured Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech, is a quick story. The group only released one record in 1969, and the group's self titled record shot to #1 in the U.S. airplay charts in August 1969, achieving platinum sales status, also hit #1 on the U.K. airplay charts in September of that year and achieved Gold sales status there.
The original cover, featured above, was banned in some countries and created a bit of social outrage in some corners, which did not hurt sales and made it more collectible when the record labels made changes to circumvent the bans.
Below are a few songs from Blind Faith's debut when they performed at a free concert in London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969.
Well...All Right, Sea Of Joy & Sleeping On the Ground
Under My Thumb - Can't Find My Way Home
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This post was created for MusicTelevision.Com by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 6, 2013, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva. The post was moved was merged onto Classic.MusicTelevision.Com on May 24, 2015.
Here is what's got to be the coolest all time cover songs. It's of The Temptations song titled (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back.
It was done in 1978 as a duet for a Peter Tosh record titled Bush Doctor. Tosh was one of the earliest pioneers engaged in a life long campaign to decriminalize marijuana, coining the phrase "Legalize It" several decades ago when it was routine for people to be imprisoned indefinitely for possession of a seed or a leaf.
Mick Jagger appears in the duet. Peter Tosh was not widely known at the time of the release, but things changed because of the traction of this particular recording, which was the lead single for the album's release.
It's such a inspiring song to begin with, so well written, that may help some move on in life, look forward and don't look back when things are not working. Mick Jagger helps cast a groove and a spell that he is so famous for. Listening to this song turned up is bliss.
Shot three years before the launch and existence of MTV, the video was not slick by future standards, but it appears that the video was a filming ofd the actual vocal take for Tosh and Jagger, or else Mick is excellent at lip-sync.
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In 1995, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers did what comes natural when you are independent in spirit, perhaps the way Bob Marley instilled. The group established their own label with offices out of Tuff Gong in Jamaica and called it, Ghetto Youths United. That label inked a record deal outside of the Caribbean with Elektra Records to release their album titled Free Like We Want 2 B.
Ziggy's album from that year peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums chart.
Just below is the excellent opening track titled Power To Move Ya, beautifully arranged with the musicians and the backing vocals so perfectly tight. It's a timeless sound. They successfully cast a spell. Turn it up and enjoy! gc
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Power To Move Ya
Power to Move Ya was released as a single with multiple dance club remixes and charted #13 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. Next is one of the excellent remixes by E-Smoove that was named the Smoove Power Mix.
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Power To Move Ya
Smoove Power Mix by Eric Miller known as E-Smoove
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A interesting story to many might be the fact that Tuff Gong, the label that Bob Marley originally founded in 1968 at what now is a museum at 56 Hope Road in Kingston Jamaica, is a globally connected enterprise led by one of the Melody Makers, sister of Ziggy and daughter of Bob, Cedella Marley. Tuff Gong that has long been known to distribute for several major labels, presently being the official Caribbean distributor of Disney, Universal and Warner Music Groups and other labels. If you follow their social networks, they constantly plug and expose a wide array of music from around the world and are have never-ending cool things happening across their network of family members projects. There are multiple Marley brands of substance being advanced such as Marley Natural and House of Marley, just to name two. And, Ziggy his own healthy product line called Ziggy Marley Organics. There is an intrinsic sort of integrity and quality that goes along with all the various offerings. There is a higher purpose.
|Photo by Carl Warren|
The blues doesn't get any more real than this live performance of Walter's song titled Brother's Keeper. It was beautifully recorded in 2012 at Don Odell's Legends Studio. Enjoy! GC
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This is a follow up to a recent post featuring classics by Brandy, featured here.
The very special song titled I Wanna Be Down was Brandy's first single from her self-titled debut 1994 album. It was written by Keith Crouch and Kipper Jones.
This historic video below, directed by Hype Williams, features a most wonderful classic remix of I Wanna Be Down, famously known as the Human Rhythm Hip Hop Remix. This is not the same music video to the album version featured in the earlier post mentioned above. This is is the remix version, masterminded by record exec Sylvia Rhone, which features the rapping, singing and flowing of Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo. Brandy's brother, Ray J, makes a cameo in the video. Turn it up and enjoy! GC
Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (featuring Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo)
(Human Rhythm Hip Hop remix)
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Connect direct with Yo-Yo at YoYoSchoolOfHipHop.Com on Facebook and at Twitter.Com/YoYoWhitaker