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Bob Dylan – Hard Times (1993)

There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears


We’ve written before about Stephen Foster’s magnificent and timeless Hard Times Come Again No More and posted a nice performance by Kate & Anna McGarrigle and friends.

Here’s s fine Bob Dylan performance of the song from a recording at Austin City Limits Studio back in 28 April 1993.

Bob of course recorded the song under the shortened title Hard Times on his excellent 1992 LP Good as I Been to You.

This album, Dylan’s 28th studio album, was composed entirely of traditional folk songs and covers, and was Dylan’s first entirely solo, acoustic album since Another Side of Bob Dylan in 1964. It was also his first collection to not feature any original compositions.

Good as I Been to You helped to restore Dylan’s critical standing following disappointing reviews for Under the Red Sky.

Bob recorded the song using an arrangement by renowned Irish folk band De Dannan, who had recorded the song in 1983. Interestingly, the album notes identifies “Hard Times” as public domain, as it was published in 1855, and naughtily excludes a credit to Foster!

Dylan here delivers a great, sparse, acoustic interpretation in the live setting, with a beautiful arrangement helped to no little extent by a top class band.

This comes from the TV Special – later released on DVD – called Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O celebrating Willie’s 60th birthday.

The birthday tribute, with an all star cast was filmed as a TV special over two days in April ’93 and shown on TV in late May ’93.

The TV Special included musical performances of songs either written by or performed by Nelson, as well as birthday greetings and favorite stories about the singer by his friends.

Musical performers included the likes of Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, and Neil Young, while a wide array of well wishers ranged from Jane Seymour to Kris Kristofferson to Bill Clinton!

Yap, Billy loves Willie!

We thought Clinton was too busy inserting cigars in strange places back in those days to appear on tributes to C&W stars!

Willie Nelson has included Hard Times in his repertoire for years and would later record the song with David Grisman, on Darol Anger’s Heritage in 2005.

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February 25, 2009 Posted by | Bill Clinton, Stephen Foster, Willie Nelson, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

W. (Oliver Stone’s Bush Biopic) [OST] (10/2008)

W. (Oliver Stone’s Bush Biopic) [OST] (10/2008)

“I want a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world? It’s like Frank Capra territory on one hand, but I’ll also cover the demons in his private life, his bouts with his dad and his conversion to Christianity, which explains a lot of where he is coming from. It includes his belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States, and his coming into his own with the stunning, preemptive attack on Iraq. It will contain surprises for Bush supporters and his detractors.”

-Oliver Stone

Another Stone biopic, this time about the dumbest asshole this side of a troop of jungle monkeys! Or this side of Sarah Palin!

A moron whose tenure as President, amongst many other atrocities, dug America into a needless, unwinnable war for oil, and oversaw the tumbling of world economies back towards the great Depression.

Interesting soundtrack though. Artists such as Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Willie Nelson along with portions of the original score by Paul Cantelon.

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W. is the new biographical film based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. The film was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh Brolin as Bush.

Stone compares his goal for W. to the approach of The Queen (2006) and his own Nixon (1995).

Filming began on May 12, 2008, in Louisiana with the release date being set for October 17, 2008.

The Motion Picture Association of America rated the film PG-13 in the United States for “language including sexual references, some alcohol abuse, smoking and brief disturbing war images.”

More here: wiki/W._(film)

Tracklisting

01. War Introduction – from the W. original film score (Paul Cantelon)
02. The Whiffenpoof Song – Collegians Male Chorus
03. Claudette – Roy Orbison
04. Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
05. Shotgun Boogie – Hank Thompson
06. Bayou – from the W. original film score (Paul Cantelon)
07. Mammas Don t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson
08. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights – Freddy Fender
09. Delta Waltz – from the W. original film score (Paul Cantelon)
10. Robin Hood – Dick James with Stephen James and His Chums
11. Deep In The Heart of Texas – Gene Autry
12. The Differencemaker – from the W. original film score (Paul Cantelon)
13. What A Wonderful World – Eddy Arnold
14. Yellow Rose Of Texas – Mitch Miller
15. War – from the W. original film score (Paul Cantelon)
16. I m Winging My Way Back Home – The Blackwood Brothers
17. With God on Our Side – Bob Dylan

Here she be:

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October 12, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Music_Country, Music_Folk, Music_OST, Paul Cantelon, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, _BOB DYLAN, _CARTOON, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues


Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues
Mp3 @ 192kbs
# Original Release Date: July 8, 2008
# Label: Blue Note Records
# ASIN: B0016NF06O

Two giants of very different musical genres here combine in a fascinating work!

This Blue Note release documents the boys’ special performances on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, where they tackle some classic blues and jazz numbers.

The collaboration apparently came about when Natalie Cole had to cancel a series of shows with Wynton’s band at the last minute and somehow Willie stepped into the breach.

An album for real fans of music! Willie meets N’yorlans!

No, Willie doesn’t try to pay the trumpet! Neither does Wynton start crooning “You were always on my mind”!

Here’s some info on the project;

NowThe event was simply billed as “Willie Nelson Sings the Blues,” but the historic two-night stand on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Jazz at Lincoln Center was far more than that. Call it a summit meeting between two American icons, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, two of the most significant figures in modern-day country and jazz, who discovered common ground in their love for jazz standards and the blues.

Their performance stirred the sounds of New Orleans, Nashville, Austin and New York City into a brilliantly programmed mix that was equal parts down-home and cosmopolitan, with plenty of swing and just a touch of melancholy.

To say that these shows were a hot ticket would be an understatement!

Luckily, the tapes were rolling and the results of this unique collaboration now constitute the Blue Note album Two Men With The Blues for everyone who couldn’t cram into The Allen Room. Featuring great playing from one of the hottest bands around these classic tracks are given new life by the extraordinary dual talents of Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis.

At a time when most people are thinking of retirement, Willie has never been busier. His profile has been high in recent weeks with his various career retrospective releases and sold out tour and this album can rightly stake it’s place alongside anything else he has done.

Wynton rarely sounds so relaxed and both of these musical giants are clearly having the time of their lives together on these new interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.

A video excerpt from the show of Willie and Wynton playing a live version of the Hogey Charmichael classic Stardust.

Everyone knew that this summit of master musicians would be special. The session was recently broadcast on National Public Radio’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, and as we already have an Amazon video excerpt of the event, we can expect to see the entire meeting on PBS, with DVD as pledge gift.

The CD, however, has had the opportunity for further electronic mixing and improvements by Delfeayo Marsalis and Jeff Jones.

So what can we say about the quality of the music and the personalities? How many superlatives are there? But you first must be a Willie Nelson fan and you must be a jazz enthusiast who honors Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Jazz folk for their precision and urban sophisticated development of New Orleans roots.

Thus if you are among that very large number of music lovers, you must own this recording. Even the insert notes and photos are nicely done.

As for the selections, we have Nelson’s own oft recorded theme song, Georgia on My Mind, and we also have Stardust, which was included in the album of the same title that demonstrated that Nelson was more than a country singer; indeed that album is his all-time best seller. I, however, enjoyed Rainy Day Blues and the other tunes that follow, which are what the album is supposed to be about: the blues.

This album is simply fun. You will love it.

Dr. Debra Jan Bibel “World Music Explorer”

1. Bright Lights Big City
2. Night Life
3. Caldonia
4. Stardust
5. Basin Street Blues
6. Georgia On My Mind
7. Rainy Day Blues
8. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
9. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
10. That’s All

Here’s free willie!

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July 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_Blues, Music_Country, Music_Jazz, Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The great "Dead Flowers" by Jagger/Richards

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I’ll be in my basement room with a needle & a spoon and another girl can take my pain away
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Recording on “Dead Flowers” began on December 15, 1969 at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama.

According to some interpretations, the song is about a man whose girlfriend left him and because of his sadness turns to drugs to make him feel better:

Well when you’re sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac, making bets on Kentucky Derby Day, I’ll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon, and another girl can take my pain away

“Dead Flowers” is said to refer to heroin and there is much reference in the lyrics to the needle and spoon – paraphernalia common with heroin use.

The song is notable for its use of the Stones’ core members each playing their respective instruments, with Ian Stewart on piano and singer Mick Jagger taking up acoustic guitar.

The song appears on Sticky Fingers (1971), Ladies and Gentleman: The Rolling Stones (1974) and Stripped (1995).

The track is rolled out at many Stones gigs! The Stones actually performed the song during their A Bigger Bang Tour at Louisville’s famed Churchill Downs, in reference to the line from the song “… making bets on Kentucky Derby Day..”.

A live cut from their 1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour can be found on the 1995 live album Stripped.

The song is durable and has been covered by many artists ranging from the sublime (Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, etc.) to the ridiculous (Poison, etc.)!

Artists by whom the song has been recorded, include the following:

* Guns N’ Roses bootleg unplugged album
* GG Allin, on The Troubled Troubador (released in 1996).
* Gilby Clarke, on Pawnshop Guitars (released in 1994).
* Steve Earle, on Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator (released in 1991) and Ain’t Ever Satisfied: The Steve Earle Collection (released in 1996).
* The Good Brothers, on The Good Brothers Live (released in 1980).
* Henry McCullough, on Cut (released in 2000).
* The Karl Hendricks Trio, on Buick Electra (released in 1992).
* New Riders of the Purple Sage, on Live Austin, TX 06/13/1975.
* Nine Pound Hammer, on Mulebite Deluxe (released in 2005).
* Poison, on Poison’d (released in 2007).
* The Powder Kegs, on The Seedhouse (released in 2007).
* Michael Stanley, on The Farrago Sessions (released in 2006).
* Townes Van Zandt, on Roadsongs and Abnormal.

One of Townes Van Zandt’s versions of the song is included on the soundtrack to the film The Big Lebowski.

You can download this song as part of the great Sticky Fingers … as well as loads of other Stones stuff … HERE

Two great versions of this majestic song on video are coming up below!

Well, when you’re sitting there
In your silk upholstered chair
Talking to some rich folks that you know
Well I hope you won’t see me
In my ragged company
You know I could never be alone

Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you’re the Queen of the Underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won’t forget to put roses on your grave

Well, you’re sitting back
In your pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
I’ll be in my basement room
With a needle and a spoon
And another girl can take my pain away

Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you’re the Queen of the Underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won’t forget to put roses on your grave

Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you’re the Queen of the Underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the US mail
Say it with dead flowers at my wedding
And I won’t forget to put roses on your grave
No I won’t forget to put roses on your grave

(Jagger/Richards)

Keith Richards – Dead Flowers live

Keef and some muso buddies – including Willie Nelson, Hank Williams III and Ryan Adams – aka the Lost Highwaymen knock out this classic on US TV.

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The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers live

The Stones knock out this classic on tour way back in 1972, not long after the release of “Sticky Fingers”. A great live clip of the boys at their prime!

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July 9, 2008 Posted by | DeadFlowers, Hank Williams III, Music_ClassicRock, Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan – Pancho & Lefty

https://i2.wp.com/www.avclub.com/content/files/images/Be-Here-To-Love-Me.article.jpgA unique gathering of greats here – Townes, Bob and Willie – when Dylan and Nelson duet on the classic Townes van Zandt song Pancho & Lefty at Willie Nelson’s 60th birthday celebration.


This song, of course, had been a number one country hit in 1983 for Willie and Merle Haggard who adopted it as the title track of their duet album Pancho & Lefty.


Townes had first recorded this track for his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. It gained wider renown later when Emmylou Harris covered the song for her 1977 album, Luxury Liner.

March 19, 2008 Posted by | Music_Country, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan – Pancho & Lefty

https://i2.wp.com/www.avclub.com/content/files/images/Be-Here-To-Love-Me.article.jpgA unique gathering of greats here – Townes, Bob and Willie – when Dylan and Nelson duet on the classic Townes van Zandt song Pancho & Lefty at Willie Nelson’s 60th birthday celebration.


This song, of course, had been a number one country hit in 1983 for Willie and Merle Haggard who adopted it as the title track of their duet album Pancho & Lefty.


Townes had first recorded this track for his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. It gained wider renown later when Emmylou Harris covered the song for her 1977 album, Luxury Liner.

March 19, 2008 Posted by | Music_Country, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment