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Live with a Little Help from Our Friends
Live with a Little Help from Our Friends
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gov't Mule And Friends....Quality Live Rock Is Alive And Well, February 20, 2008
At a time when so much great live music remains in the vaults, Warren Haynes continues to record and release amazing performances. (The "Wintertime Blues" live double CD of an annual Christmas Jam with major guests, is a prime example.)

Live With A Little Help From Our Friends was recorded at Atlanta's Roxy Theatre New Year's Eve '98/'99. Incredible music and jams with Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts, and guests Chuck Leavell, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Randall Bramblett, Bernie Worrell, Marc Ford and others.

How fortunate there were tapes rolling.

Quality live rock music is alive and well!


1968 with Tom Brokaw (History Channel)
1968 with Tom Brokaw (History Channel)
DVD ~ Tom Brokaw
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1968, Important Year, Important News Anchor, February 19, 2008
Excellent documentary on a pivotal year. It's an important year to remember....for many reasons. This doc coincides with Brokaw's new book on the 60s and the baby boomers, "Boom!".

If you missed this when it aired on the History Channel, you'll want to be sure to see the DVD.

Thanks to Mr Brokaw.


Philips AJ3950 CD Stereo Clock Radio (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Philips AJ3950 CD Stereo Clock Radio (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One Crucial Problem, January 17, 2006
This CD/AM-FM/Clock Radio has the best features I've found on any recent clock radio. Adjustment for brightness, an antenna for improved FM reception, the Gentle Wake, and more.

The critical flaw: the Power Bass causes radio--music and NPR--to be muffled and bass-y. Since most clock radios have no tone adjustment, its crucial that the tone be designed at neutral. The heavy bass is improved only by listening to music at high volume. Yet most people have clock radios at low volume for wake-up, or listening to the radio after awaking.

My old clock radio of 25 years was designed with a neutral tone, which is ideal for the typical use of a clock radio.

I contacted Philips about this problem on an otherwise great clock radio.


Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook
Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Icon of Folk Songs & Storytelling, August 18, 2005
This is a great box set by a true master of folk songs and stories. I've been to many a Utah concert.

Yet I can't give it 5 Stars. How can a 4 CD compilation omit two of his classics? :

Hallelujah I'm A Bum, and Moose Turd Pie.


The Rolling Stone Interviews: Talking With the Legends of Rock & Roll, 1967-1980
The Rolling Stone Interviews: Talking With the Legends of Rock & Roll, 1967-1980
by Peter Herbst
Edition: Paperback
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCK HISTORY IN THE WORDS OF THE ONES WHO MADE IT, December 21, 2004
The presses of Rolling Stone magazine began to roll in San Francisco in the midst of a world-shaking consciousness-raising wake-up call centered around music, peace, and love. Many magazines published interviews, but The Rolling Stone Interview was definitive--in the interviewee's own words, unedited, uncensored, and whatever amount of space needed.

This book includes important interviews from 1967 to 1980 with some of the most great musicians of the time. Their words are as timeless as the music.

Ralph Gleason was a SF music columnist with an ear for great music from the jazz era to the emerging music of the mid 60s. Gleason joined with Rolling Stone Founder/Publisher Jann Wenner and contributed crucial reviews about the local bands and musicians. (Those columns alone would make an important book about the times.) Gleason did a Rolling Stone Interview with Bob Dylan in 1967. Dylan was interviewed again in 1969 by Wenner. The amazing 1972 Rolling Stone Interview with Jerry Garcia was a conversation with Wenner and Charles Reich.

The book is illustrated with photographs.

The interviews in this book--

Donovan 1967 (J Carpenter)
Bob Dylan 1967 (Gleason)
B.B. King 1968 (Gleason)
Eric Clapton 1968 (Wenner)
Pete Townshend 1968 (Wenner)
Mick Jagger 1968 (J Cott)
Jim Morrison 1969 (J Hopkins)
Phil Spector 1969 (Wenner)
Bob Dylan 1969 (Wenner)
Little Richard 1970 (D Dalton)
Van Morrison 1970 (H Traum)
Grace Slick & Paul Kantner 1970 (B Fong-Torres)
Rod Stewart 1970 (J Morthland)
John Lennon 1971 (Wenner)
Keith Richards 1971 (R Greenfield)
Jerry Garcia 1972 (Wenner & C Reich)
Paul Simon 1972 (J Landau)
Chuck Berry 1972 (P W Salvo)
Keith Moon 1972 (J Hopkins)
James Taylor & Carly Simon 1973 (S Werbin)
Ray Charles 1973 (B Fong-Torres)
Johnny Cash 1973 (R Hilburn)
Stevie Wonder 1973 (B Fong-Torres)
Elton John 1973 (P Gambaccini)
Paul McCartney 1974 (P Gambaccini)
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant 1975 (C Crowe)
Neil Young 1975 (C Crowe)
Mick Jagger 1978 (J Cott)
Linda Ronstadt 1978 (P Herbst)
Bob Dylan 1978 (J Cott)
Paul McCartney 1979 (P Gambaccini)
Joni Mitchell 1979 (C Crowe)
James Taylor 1979 (P Herbst)
Pete Townshend 1980 (G Marcus)
Billy Joel 1980 (T White)
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Ultimate Collection
Ultimate Collection
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Jerry Jeff Compilation--Until They Dig In The Vaults, November 22, 2004
This review is from: Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)
This CD is a very good representation of Austin's and Jerry Jeff Walker's Cosmic Cowboy years.

In the 1970s the new, amazing music coming out of Austin had the national music columnists looking for the words to describe it..."Progressive Country", "Cosmic Cowboy", "Redneck Rock", "Country Rock", or simply "Austin Music". This music could be experienced at Armadillo World Headquarters or dozens of music venues in and around Austin.

The definitive albums of progressive country rock---the CLASSIC "Jerry Jeff Walker" (his first Austin album, recorded live in the studio, and YET to be released on CD), "Viva Terlingua" (recorded live in the dance hall of Luckenbach, Texas), "Walker's Collectibles", "Ridin' High", "It's A Good Night For Singin'", "A Man Must Carry On" (which won a Grammy nomination for a live version of "Mr Bojangles"), etc---well-represent what was going on in Austin in those years.

As much as anyone, Jerry Jeff Walker and The Lost Gonzo Band created the progressive country rock coming out of Austin in the 70s. The primary Lost Gonzo Band included Bob Livingston, John Inmon, Gary P. Nunn, Donny Dolan, Kelly Dunn, Tomas Rameriz, and sometimes Jimmy Baker. (On "Viva Terlingua" the band also included Craig Hillis, Michael McGeary, Herb Steiner, Mary Egan, Mickey Raipheld, and Joanne Vent.)

The Lost Gonzo Band opened for Jerry Jeff Walker in the first season of Austin City Limits, with an incredible set of songs, one flowing into the next. Then they backed Walker for one of the most spontaneous and improvised Austin City Limits ever.

In the notes for "A Man Must Carry On" Walker wrote, "We started this album after 'Viva Terlingua'. It led us through over two years of recording and eighty-five boxes of tape." As Imagineer Hondo Crouch would say, one can only imagine what good music could be culled from all those tapes, to make a truly "Ultimate" collection.


Bob Dylan - Lyrics: 1962-2001
Bob Dylan - Lyrics: 1962-2001
by Bob Dylan
Edition: Hardcover
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102 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewers Misunderstand This Tome Of Lyrics, & Lyrics Only, November 10, 2004
Some reviewer's low ratings divert others from an important collection of the greatest poet of our times.

Some reviewers say it doesn't shed light on the inspiration of his lyrics. This is a book *OF* lyrics, and nothing else. One should look elsewhere for related information. One suggestion is the new book by Dylan himself, Chronicles Vol 1.

"Lyrics" is one of the most important books released this year. There's the music CDs by the artist, now this volume gives the opportunity to see the amazing writing of this prolific poet, that can be appreciated in a different way than the music.

Future generations will wish they'd been able to live in the time of Dylan, to see and experience him live as a performing artist.


Dead Armadillos
Dead Armadillos
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band Behind Many Of The Best Of Austin's Singer-Songwriters, October 25, 2004
This review is from: Dead Armadillos (Audio CD)
In the 1970s the new, amazing music coming out of Austin had the national music columnists looking for words to describe it..."Progressive Country", "Cosmic Cowboy", "Redneck Rock", or simply "Austin Music". The music could be experienced at Armadillo World Headquarters, Soap Creek Saloon, or dozens of music clubs in and around Austin.

The core unit of these talented, versatile musicians were Michael Murphey's original backup band in the early 70s, before joining Jerry Jeff Walker and becoming The Lost Gonzo Band.

The Lost Gonzo Band included Bob Livingston, John Inmon, Gary P. Nunn, Donny Dolan, and sometimes Kelly Dunn, Tomas Rameriz, and Jimmy Baker. (On "Viva Terlingua" the band also included Craig Hillis, Michael McGeary, Herb Steiner, Mary Egan, Mickey Raipheld, and Joanne Vent.)

Definitive albums of progressive country---the classic and YET to be released on CD "Jerry Jeff Walker" (his first Austin album, recorded live in the studio), "Viva Terlingua" (recorded live in the dance hall of Luckenbach, Texas), "Walker's Collectibles", "Ridin' High", "It's A Good Night For Singin'", "A Man Must Carry On", (which won a Grammy nomination for a live version of "Mr Bojangles"), etc---well-represent what was going on in Austin in those years.

In the mid-70s the Lost Gonzo Band left Walker, and recorded their own albums. The best of the songs from those albums are included on "Dead Armadillos". But like many great bands, they were at their best performing live.

The Lost Gonzo Band opened for Jerry Jeff Walker in the first season of Austin City Limits. They played outstanding versions of several songs included on this CD, one song flowing into the other. Then Walker came out and they backed him up for one of the most spontaneous and improvised Austin City Limits ever.

A later season of ACL also had The Lost Gonzo Band, without Walker. It was another free-flowing performance.

This CD contains the songs they played in the clubs of Austin in those classic days of Austin music. (A favorite memory ...at the original Soap Creek Saloon, an entire second set was one song flowing into the next, with some great jamming.)

The Lost Gonzo Band came to be known in some circles as Austin's version of The Band, because they could back up any musician like the musician had never been before...and yet also create their own wonderful original music. The individual members of the original Lost Gonzo Band can still be heard live...if you're lucky.


Passionate Kisses
Passionate Kisses
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare And Live Versions Of Some Of Lucinda Williams' Best, September 28, 2004
This review is from: Passionate Kisses (Audio CD)
Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is one of the great original voices these days. If you like Lucinda's music you'll be grateful these were released.

"Passionate Kisses" - her first hit
"Nothing In Rambling", "Disgusted", and "Side Of The Road" - recorded live at KPFK Los Angeles, with Gurf Morlix and Dr. John Ciambotti from her band
"Goin' Back Home" - recorded in New York, January '83


Monkey Medicine
Monkey Medicine
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of A Kind Blues, September 27, 2004
This review is from: Monkey Medicine (Audio CD)
The music of the Gravenites-Cippolina Band was unlike any other. It can't be compared to Quicksilver Messenger Service...which band was the apple and which the orange?

The Gravenites-Cipollina Band created unique blues rock. It picks up where Mike Bloomfield left off.

This is a very rare release of what the band was doing at the time...at their best.


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