Here are all of LiveSessions's jams.
by Bob Marley
It was on this day in 1980 when Bob Marley collapsed on stage in Pittsburgh closing out a show with REDEMPTION SONG. He would pass away about half a year later. His life and music brought much joy to many so I can't help but to celebrate his life every time this tune plays. We, I speaking on behalf of the two of us, thought this would bring a positive close to Livesessions on TIMJ as we make our 'exodus' to other accommodating sites. We are up and running already at www.letsloop.com/TIMJLiveSession. I may start up at www.godsjukebox.com/ also depending on how the stars align JAM ON!!!
Jammed: 24th Sep 2015
by Taj Mahal
And were off!...Down the stretch!...Some light blues with legendary blues man Taj Mahal after discovering his love for the local music...blue and slack key music on the same bill aint too bad...something for @sid_bonkers could appreciate #blues #tilthewheelsfalloff When the power goes out, we are up and jamming at http://www.letsloop.com/TIMJLiveSession
Jammed: 16th Sep 2015
by Tom Morello
"'Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine' is a song about my new steel string guitar," Tom Morello says of his latest single as the Nightwatchman. "Mick Jones of The Clash referred to his main guitar as a 'heart attack machine' and I named my new jet black acoustic axe 'Black Spartacus'. Sometimes when you go into battle to smite the foes of justice, your guitar is your best companion at the barricades," says Morello. "Sometimes it's your ONLY companion, so you better be able to count on each other. Black Spartacus and I have each others' back, so foes of justice better start trembling in their boots." "Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine" is taken from the Nightwatchman's fourth studio record World Wide Rebel Songs #tillthewheelsfalloff #LastJams #LongLiveTheJams #GoingDownJamming #TIMJ #ThisIsMyJam
Jammed: 7th Sep 2015
Wagner Reloaded-Live in Leipzig is the first live album and eleventh album overall by the Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica. It was released on 15 November '13 in Finland and 18 November elsewhere. It was released three years after their previous studio album 7th Symphony. The time period allowed the band to prepare for a special live event to celebrate the anniversary of Richard Wagner's 200th Birthday. On 5–6 July 2013 the Leipzig Arena witnessed the sold-out première of Wagner Reloaded. This was a joint venture between German choreographer Gregor Seyffert and Apocalyptica. The event witnessed a blend of dance performances, circus and theatre arts, audiovisual effects, and live music. To remember this event a state-of-the-art Live CD of Wagner Reloaded was released featuring Apocalyptica and the MDR Symphony Orchestra. The music is influenced by the overall work of Wagner, but is written by Apocalytica's Eicca Toppinen. Unlike recent Apocalyptica albums the album is instrumental
Jammed: 4th Aug 2015
by Rob Zombie
JAM ON with rob zombie and his band dressing up for Jimmy Kimmel with this classic #cover for another hot #ThirstyThursday Check out the great story about writing this tune at http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1756 Especially the part about Texas guitar legend Freddie King playing poker with his band One request to my fellow jammers...Please don't tell my LIVESESSIONS partner @Avante that I jammed this...She doesn't like clowns and I wouldn't want to lose my partner in crime posting these live jams...While she is on vacation I may add a few Saturday jams JAM ON Jammers!!!
Jammed: 23rd Jul 2015
by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
""The Mooche," made in 1928, is a piece that reflected Ellington's love of New Orleans and had been played in many versions. (Ellington constantly remade his pieces, and they are thus examples of how an inventive jazz composer works. He personally wrote or co-wrote new arrangements, commissioned new arrangements, or, upon listening to the improvisations of his players, found fresh material that could enrich or reinterpret a familiar part of his repertoire.) On "The Mooche," we hear the two colors that were essential to Ellington's sound. There's the clarinet, which Ellington never abandoned even though jazz orchestras usually set the instrument aside after the emergence of Charlie Parker in the middle '40s. Then there is the equally important plunger-muted brass that also remained a fundamental element of his style." #SundaySoother
Jammed: 19th Jul 2015
by José González
Red Dead Redemption is a western action-adventure video game. The game, set during the decline of the American Frontier in the year 1911, follows John Marston, a former outlaw whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services as a bounty hunter. Having no other choice, he sets out to bring the three members of his former gang to justice. Red Dead Redemption is played in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure. The player travel the world primarily by horseback and on foot. Upon its release it won year-end accolades, including Game of the Year awards from several publications. The game's soundtrack also won Best Original Music from GameSpot, and Best Original Score at the Spike Video Game Awards; the latter also awarded "Far Away" by José González with Best Song in a Game.
Jammed: 12th Jul 2015
by Miles Davis & Quincy Jones
A mellow #FunkyFriday jam to slow down to and have a creative good time with your spouse or date Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux is a collaborative live album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and conductor Quincy Jones. It was recorded at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival and released by Warner Bros. Records in 1993. For the first time in three decades, Davis returned to the songs arranged by Gil Evans for his past albums, including Miles Ahead (1957), Porgy and Bess (1959), and Sketches of Spain (1960). This album was also the last album recorded by Davis (though recordings from nine days later, despite being recorded at Lyon, would be included on the "The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux" box set). Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreux charted at number one on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums. It won Davis his seventh Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance. For more including track listing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_%26_Quincy_Live_at_Montreux#External_links
Jammed: 10th Jul 2015
by Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash
"Blue Yodel #9" (also called "Standing on the Corner" from the opening line) is a blues/country song by Jimmie Rodgers and is the ninth of his "Blue Yodels". Rodgers recorded the song on July 16, 1930 with an unbilled Louis Armstrong on trumpet and his wife Lil Hardin Armstrong on piano. The song is set in Memphis at the corner of Beale Street and Main Street, a block from the current location of B.B. King's Blues Club. It tells a tale warning all the "rounders" in Memphis of the arrival a "Tennessee hustler". As he tells a policeman who demands his name: I said, you'll find my name on the tail of my shirt I'm a Tennessee hustler and I don't have to work The song was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 1970 Armstrong recreated his performance in an appearance with Johnny Cash on The Johnny Cash Show on the Ryman stage, where the jazz great had once been barred from performing because of his race. #blues #country
Jammed: 1st Jul 2015
by Tim Hawkins
This is from Tim Hawkins I'M NO ROCK STAR dvd Tim Hawkins (born March 30, 1968) is a Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer, best known for parodying popular songs such as Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take The Wheel", Kansas's "Dust in the Wind", and "The Candy Man", along with stand-up material based on topics such as marriage, homeschooling, and parenting. Hawkins has released five CDs and six DVDs since 2002. Hawkins began to release his comedy on the Internet, with his videos gaining more than 200 million views on YouTube, GodTube, and Facebook as of early 2013. Tim has one brother, Todd Hawkins (his stage manager). He has a wife and four children- three boys and a girl. He played baseball as an outfielder for the University of Missouri. --wikipedia
Jammed: 24th Jun 2015
by Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin
"Georgia on My Mind" is a song by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, closely associated with the cover version by Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. It became the official state song of the State of Georgia in 1979. "Takes Two to Tango" is a popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning and published in 1952. Two versions of the song, by Pearl Bailey and by Louis Armstrong, charted in 1952. And for an encore to our double dose of the 'Genius' and' The Queen of Soul' with this performance at the Fillmore West (https://youtu.be/nSaAjzgt_CI) two years earlier than the season one MIDNIGHT SPECIAL performance
Jammed: 17th Jun 2015
by Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff performs his classic on another episode of Guitar Center Sessions. The movie he is talking about before playing is the sleeper hit of 1972 with the same title. It's a great bit of #cheese that may seem dated to some but is well worth the time for Blaxploitation flick fans like myself. trailer http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4136872729/?ref_=tt_ov_vi and Roger Ebert's review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-harder-they-come-1973 Ebert's friend Roger Corman released this. And check out the Willie Nelson's cover if you want https://youtu.be/EYZ-H9xJc6g p.s. Goodbye Christopher Lee, it sure was nice knowing you. What a great career on the screen and recording studio https://youtu.be/qiebU3YoU-Y
Jammed: 12th Jun 2015
by Labi Siffre
Written by Labi Siffre himself back in 1984. The song was inspired by a TV documentary on Apartheid South Africa seen by Siffre, in which white soldiers were filmed shooting at black civilians in the street. The song was also influenced by his experience as a homosexual child, adolescent and adult. Siffre originally intended to give the song to another artist to sing, but could find no one suitable and was convinced to release it himself. The song has remained enduringly popular and is an example of the political and sociological thread running through much of Siffre’s lyrics and poetry. It won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically", and has been used in Amnesty International campaigns, a television advertisement and Alice Walker's film against female genital mutilation: Warrior Marks.
Jammed: 7th Jun 2015
"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me generously) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican and Latin American song in the world. The song was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time and kissing, as she heard, was considered a sin. She was inspired by the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseñor" from the 1911 suite Goyescas by Spanish composer Enrique Granados, which he later also included as Aria of the Nightingale in his 1916 opera of the same name. Covered by the Beatles and many others. The singer in this Zoé HELLO SEAHORSE! vocalist Lo Blondo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9same_Mucho
Jammed: 3rd Jun 2015
by Yo-Yo Ma & Johann Sebastian Bach
Yo-Yo Ma started his career very early, performing from the age of five. Since then has managed to get over 90 albums under his belt. In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded everything from American bluegrass music to traditional Chinese melodies, tangos by Piazzolla and Brazilian music. Ma's primary performance instrument is a cello nicknamed "Petunia", built by Domenico Montagnana in 1733. It was named this by a female student who approached him after one of his classes in Salt Lake City asking if he had a nickname for his cello. He said, "No, but if I play for you, will you name it?" The one he probably uses in this clip is his Davidov Stradivarius. It was previously owned by Jacqueline du Pré, who used to get frustrated with the "unpredictability" of the cello. Yo-Yo Ma attributed the comment to du Pré's impassioned style of playing, adding that the Stradivarius cello must be "coaxed" by the player.
Jammed: 1st Jun 2015
by Umphrey's McGee
Happy #FunkyFriday !!! Umphrey's McGee is an American progressive rock band originally from South Bend, Indiana, whose music is often referred to as "progressive improvisation", or "improg". Although the band is part of the jam band scene, like Phish and the Grateful Dead, they are much more influenced musically by progressive rock artists such as King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, and early Genesis, as well as heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses. The band also identifies The Police, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin as primary influences. UM experiments with many genres including rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues, electronic, bluegrass, and folk. --from wiki Umphrey’s McGee’s new LP should delight fans http://www.thecornernews.com/news/article_59253d80-00c8-11e5-847d-d32361b4b696.html
Jammed: 29th May 2015
by Sigur Rós
The always so very dreamy Sigur Rós in a performance from somewhere around 2000. Is it just me or does it really draw you in? Song was released 1999. Since then it's been used: * As the background of a Channel 5 documentary about ghosts on the London Underground. * In the Vanilla Sky Soundtrack. * On the DVD release of We know where you live * Over the credits of episode 202 of Queer as Folk. * In the movie Ben X (Belgium) (also on the soundtrack CD). * In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode, "Slaves of Las Vegas". * In a nature sequence in Leonardo DiCaprio's The 11th Hour. * In ABC's V (2009 TV series) in episode 4 of season 1 during the 'Bliss' scene. * In the first series of Rolf on Art in the episode about Paul Gauguin. * In the French Canadian film, Café de Flore, released in 2011. * In the French/Canadian sci-fi romance "Upside Down" (2013), starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturges. * In David Firth's animated short "Alan: Alternative Superhero".
Jammed: 24th May 2015
I hear this band on B. B. King's blues station fairly often and have liked them. This unusual blues-rock trio finds the band explores the borderlands between swamp boogie, funk, R&B, country, Delta,Texas and Chicago blues, with consistently fruitful results. Operating without a bass player (vocalist Steve Marriner plays guitar, keyboards, and harmonica, while Tony D plays lead guitar and Matt Sobb plays drums), MonkeyJunk nevertheless generate a dark and thoroughly grounded groove -- or perhaps one should say "grooves." ~partially edited from allmusic.com The cover is Clint and Clyde from the #cheese classic EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEP4yQxvOA
Jammed: 21st May 2015
by Luciano Pavarotti & B.B. King
Wouldn't be fun, although unlikely, if these three greats had ever tore up some Mississippi Juke Joints?. Make a road movie and title it Luciano Pavarotti & B.B. King & Lucille. On a serious note though, the king of blues has been ill. His friends and family have not been able to visit him. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/06/is-b-b-king-being-held-hostage-by-his-manager.html
Jammed: 7th May 2015
by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
A combination of Tom Waits poem about Don Van Vliet that's trending on twitter (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC3Ze76W4AAuLdC.jpg) along with the @JakePleaseStahp TW jam inspired this @Bukowski classic From ROLLING STONE Don Van Vliet was a complex and influential figure in the visual and performing arts,He is perhaps best known as the incomparable Captain Beefheart who, together with his Magic Band, rose to prominence in the 1960s with a totally unique style of blues-inspired, experimental rock & roll. This would ultimately secure Van Vliet's place in music history as one of the most original recording artists of his time. After two decades in the spotlight as an avant-garde composer and performer, Van Vliet retired from performing to devote himself wholeheartedly to painting and drawing. Like his music, Van Vliet's lush paintings are the product of a truly rare and unique vision.
Jammed: 20th Apr 2015
by Pete Townshend & John Williams
The Secret Policeman's Ball was a comedy/music fundraiser for Amnesty International. The four shows at Her Majesty's Theatre, London ran on consecutive days from 27th-30th June 1979. Two live albums came out from the gigs, one comedy one music. Performers included Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connolly and most of the Monty Python team for the comics, and Pete Townshend, Tom Robinson, Neil Innes and John Williams in the muso corner. Incidentally, that's the British classical guitarist and then Sky member John Williams, not the guy who does the music for all the Spielberg movies. Townsend's acoustic jams at these shows are considered the forerunner and inspiration for the "unplugged" phenomenon in the 1990s
Jammed: 14th Apr 2015
by Neil Young & Willie Nelson
From Hank to Hendrix I walked these streets with you Here I am with this old guitar Doin' what I do. I always expected That you should see me through I never believed in much But I believed in you. Can we get it together Can we still stand side by side Can we make it last Like a musical ride? From Marilyn to Madonna I always loved your smile Now we're headed for the big divorce California-style. I found myself singin' Like a long-lost friend The same thing that makes you live Can kill you in the end. Can we get it together Can we still stand side by side Can we make it last Like a musical ride? Sometime it's distorted Not clear to you Sometimes the beauty of love Just comes ringin' through. New glass in the window New leaf on the tree New distance between us You and me. Can we get it together Can we still walk side by side Can we make it last Like a musical ride?
Jammed: 10th Apr 2015
by Joni Mitchell
Yesterday, April 1, was the 45th anniversary of the Hollywood premier of the #cheese WOODSTOCK and today. On this day April, 2, 1997 Joni Mitchell is reunited with her first daughter, Kilauren Gibb after 32 years. Joni gave the child up for adoption at the start of her career. From her website: Mar 31, 2015: UPDATE 9:57pm PDT Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let's all send good wishes her way. http://jonimitchell.com/news.cfm
Jammed: 2nd Apr 2015
Happy #FunkyFriday Yesterday was the anniversary of Beethoven's death. He would have been 188 years old. He would fit right in playing the piano with the stones if you know what I mean and I think you do. From Wikipedia- Beethoven's last recorded words were "Pity, pity—too late!", as the dying composer was told of a gift of twelve bottles of wine from his publisher. One common belief was that his last words were "Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est" ("Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over"), the typical conclusion to performances of Italian Commedia dell'arte; this was specifically denied by Hüttenbrenner in 1860. Some sources have listed his last words as, "I shall hear in heaven"
Jammed: 27th Mar 2015
by Edith Piaf
Ed Sullivan called her his “very petite friend" (you can see why at the end of the clip - she was very tiny), she appeared eight times on his show. Here in the fantastic "Milord". Also called or "Ombre de la Rue" from 1959. It is a chanson that recounts the feelings of a lower-class "girl of the port" (perhaps a prostitute) who develops a crush on an elegantly attired apparent upper-class British traveller (or "milord"), whom she has seen walking the streets of the town several times (with a beautiful young woman on his arm), but who has not even noticed her. The singer feels that she is nothing more than a "shadow of the street" (ombre de la rue).
Jammed: 22nd Mar 2015
by Jimmy Durante
This tune they did together was from the show "The Hollywood Palace" IN 1965. They ended up 'blowing' for 155 years between the both of them and thank goodness much of that time is recorded on vinyl. I think this is available to stream for HULU subscribers. Looks like a fun must see TeeVee judging from the link. http://www.tv.com/shows/the-hollywood-palace/host-louis-armstrong-145132/
Jammed: 19th Mar 2015
by Simon & Garfunkel
"59th Street Bridge" is the colloquial name of the Queensboro Bridge in New York City. The song's message is immediately delivered in its opening verse: "Slow down, you move too fast". Problem solved on the B-side with "I Am a Rock". :D #SundaySoother
Jammed: 15th Mar 2015
by Jack White
This song is a cheeky refashioning of Blind Willie McTell's 1928 "Three Women Blues." White explained to Uncut magazine why he recorded his own version. "A friend of mine had heard 'Three Women Blues' at a party and I thought it was an interesting song," he said. "I had covered Blind Willie McTell songs in the past and I came up with that first line - 'I've got three women, red, blonde and brunette' - just as a starting point for myself. I thought, 'I'm gonna do a completely modern version of this song.' It doesn't really have much to do with Blind Willie McTell's song at all beyond the first line." "I also think his song is a lesson in how it's all false to begin with, how you shouldn't believe these are all real events for the songwriter or the person singing," he continued. "It's like when Elvis was singing his songs - he didn't write the songs so they're not about him."
Jammed: 12th Mar 2015
by Tower of Power
The quintessential horn-driven funk-rock band of the 1970s Tower of Power is here on this #FunkyFriday to get us up to shake our brass heading into what we all hope will be a fun weekend!!!
Jammed: 6th Mar 2015
by Mina, Vicky Carr & Shirley Bassey
Mina, Vicky Carr or Shirley Bassey, who do you fancy? Mina did it first thanks to the work of a young bass guitar player, Pino Presti, who offered a more modern musical arrangement, which finally made Mina agree to perform it. The song itself was written 1972 by Italians Alberto Testa and Tony Renis. It was a No. 1 hit for Mina in Italy. Later Shirley Bassey heard it and wanted to make an English version, hence "Never Never Never", which made it to No 1. in the U.K., U.S. and Australia. Before that Vicky had already recorded her Spanish version. In France Mireille Mathieu made a french version 1974 "Folle, follement heureuse" 1974. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGsvqX7bBv8
Jammed: 1st Mar 2015
by Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys is an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza. They follow the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza, Sr., who formed a band with his brothers called the Falcones. The Falcones played conjunto music in southern Texas during the 1970s and 1980s. Their debut single, "Heaven," was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. In 2009 they signed to Austin-based indie label, Playing in Traffic Records and released an EP, "1969" and three albums under their LonelyTone imprint, "Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!" "Rockpango," and their newest release, "Revelation."
Jammed: 27th Feb 2015
by Willie Nelson with Diana Krall and Elvis Costello
"Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1962. With some help from a friend named Oliver English, Nelson wrote the song in early 1961; at the time he was a journeyman singer-songwriter who had written several hits for other artists but had not yet had a significant recording of his own. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker who turned it down for the same reason Roy Drusky turned down "I Fall to Pieces" the previous year - that it was "a girl's song". The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. Musically the song is a jazz-pop ballad with country overtones and a complex melody. The lyrics describe the singer's state of bemusement at the singer's own helpless love for the object of his affection.
Jammed: 25th Feb 2015
by Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Orchestra
Trying to lift, and tip, some spirits before I inspect the inside of my eyelids and watch some subconscious movies (dreams). Back in a few hours to post some background. Or I may just let the music do the talking on this one.
Jammed: 17th Feb 2015
Thankfully the Grammy Awards show saved the best for first!!!. I always enjoy the show until the president of the Grammys makes his yearly political speech. This year it was about the evils of legally streaming your music. After he does whatever politics each year I am usually out of there so it was great to open with some good rockin'!
Jammed: 10th Feb 2015
by Gary Clark, Jr.
Some people have called Gary Clark, Jr. the future of Texas #blues and the young man has some of the hardware to back up those claims. Clark swept the 31st annual Austin Music Awards for 2012-2013, collecting eight awards, he earned the following: Band of the Year, Musician of the Year, Song of the Year - "Ain't Messin Round" (from Blak and Blu), Album of the Year - Blak and Blu, Electric Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Blues/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year. For his song "Ain't Messin Round" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOyCwvV8VeI), Clark was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 2013. On January 26, 2014, Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B performance at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony for his song "Please Come Home." In 2014, Clark won a Blues Music Award in the 'Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year' category.
Jammed: 5th Feb 2015
by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
A #FunkyFriday swing revival pre Super Bowl jam with this tight band that played at the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999. The band was originally formed in Ventura, California, in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris. The band was named Big Bad Voodoo Daddy after Scotty Morris met blues guitar legend Albert Collins at one of the latter's concerts. "He signed my poster 'To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy'," Morris explains. "I thought it was the coolest name I ever heard on one of the coolest musical nights I ever had. So when it came time to name this band, I didn't really have a choice. I felt like it was handed down to me." He and Kurt Sodergren are the two original members, with the rest of the band joining later. The band has concentrated on the swing of the 1940s and 1950s, playing clubs and lounges in their early years. Have a happy and safe Super Bowl jammers!!!
Jammed: 30th Jan 2015
by James Brown and The Famous Flames
James Brown wrote this about "Out Of Sight": ""Out of Sight" was another beginning, musically and professionally. My music - and most music - changed with "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", but it really started on "Out of Sight" ... You can hear the band and me start to move in a whole other direction rhythmically. The horns, the guitars, the vocals, everything was starting to be used to establish all kinds of rhythms at once... I was trying to get every aspect of the production to contribute to the rhythmic patterns." It was recorded in 1964 and was one of Brown's first recordings to feature the playing of saxophonist Maceo Parker.
Jammed: 25th Jan 2015
by Dave Grohl and Norah Jones
Norah Jones kicked off one tour starting at the Brady Theater and rehearsed for a week prior to the show which meant 'monkey' was part of the catering crew serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. She talked about how nice Norah was. That was good to hear given some of the stories we see about some stars. This tune always makes me think of the love story of our @natyblooming and @brownpants as well as the inspiration from @beatlemaniacs and @mikelowe This song is my personal favorite Paul solo vocal. He seemed very pleased in the balcony at the Kennedy Center the night of this performance
Jammed: 22nd Jan 2015
by Alice Cooper
I figured it would be an appropriate Livesessions jam considering the Brady Theater allegedly being haunted. Here is a video about the theater that makes a small mention of this. Cooper will be jamming here again February 7 which is eight days after @Avante show Dancing With The Stars will be here. More Brady history in the comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhUvNo7C4iA
Jammed: 20th Jan 2015
by Iggy Pop & The Pretenders
The background pic is still backstage at the haunted Brady Theater with Chickenfoot and my PCA (Personal Care Aid) who I call my 'monkey' for privacy until she joins TIMJ one of these days The video is Chrissie and Iggy...The Pretenders played at BT when monkey was working for the catering company...the following are her words about that gig Highlights from Pretenders show--- Spring 2009? All vegan catering Non local crew would be asked to shower after eating meat if Chrissy smelled it on them(this was relayed to by one of her crew members)
Jammed: 16th Jan 2015
Artist Biography by James Christopher Monger from allmusic.com Formed in 2008, the hard-rocking "supergroup" Chickenfoot features the talents of vocalist Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose), bass player Michael Anthony (Van Halen), drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. Formed out of a series of impromptu jams at Hagar's club, Cabo Wabo Cantina, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the band made its live debut at a 2008 Hagar solo show in Las Vegas before deciding to take its signature blend of high-energy rock & roll, funk, blues, and roots rock into the studio. Chickenfoot released its eponymous debut album in 2009, followed by a worldwide tour. The live, Get Your Buzz On DVD arrived in 2010, followed by the band's second studio album, Chickenfoot III, in 2011. Background picture is from backstage at the Brady Theater Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2009...The young lady in the middle is my home healthcare assistant...6 hours a week of great cooking etc.
Jammed: 13th Jan 2015
by Buddy Guy
George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters' band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy had a long musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells. Guy was ranked 50th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. #blues
Jammed: 8th Jan 2015
by Andy Allo
Andy Allo (born 13 January 1989), is a Cameroonian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, model, and actress. In 2009, she released her first independent album, UnFresh, a collection of 12 original songs. The album's first single, "Dreamland", features the rapper Blu. Allo's reputation as a musician led her to a role as a singer and guitarist in American musician Prince's band, The New Power Generation, in 2011. She began writing with Prince while on tour, collaborating on three songs, "Superconductor", "The Calm" and "Long Gone", which appear on Allo's album, Superconductor. Superconductor was released on 20 November 2012, and the album debuted at number one on Amazon.com's Soul and R&B charts in France, the United Kingdom and the US. The album also features musicians Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty. --courtesy of Wikipedia We'll be back during the week with some live soul or blues.
Jammed: 7th Jan 2015
by Joe Cocker
Goodbye Joe...You were a class act...The following are quotes from Joe Cocker 'Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody.' 'I've been touring now since about '68.' 'I love songs that have a rocking and grooving feeling.' 'I was in Germany when the wall came down.' 'Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.' 'It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.' 'Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.' The following video is when his fan, comedian John Belushi stole some of his thunder on Saturday Night Live...Cocker wasn't too pleased that night but understood and liked it later in his years...I wish the video showed more of the intro and Joe Cocker's thought They are both missed by Livesessions and many others as seen by all the wonderful jams on TIMJ http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26b_1315119865
Jammed: 24th Dec 2014
by The Supremes
Yes, even Livesessions is feeling the Christmas spirit and celebrate with the Supremes version of "My Favorite Things" originally from 1959. The song was first introduced by Mary Martin and Patricia Neway in the original Broadway production. The song ends with a borrowed line of lyric and notes from Rodgers' earlier composition with Lorenz Hart, "Glad to Be Unhappy". Using the same two notes for the phrasing of "so sad" in the original song, Rodgers brings the gloom of my "Favorite Things" to a similar upbeat ending-–-"and then I don't feel so bad." Jazz artist John Coltrane did an extended, close to fourteen-minute version in E minor on his 1961, it became a jazz classic. The Supremes version first appeared on their album "Merry Christmas" and has become quite popular during the Holiday Season. This clip is from The Ed Sullivan Show.
Jammed: 21st Dec 2014
by A Song For You
"A Song for You" is a song written and originally recorded by rock singer-songwriter and pianist Leon Russell for his first solo album Leon Russell, which was released in 1970 on Shelter Records. A slow, pained plea for forgiveness and understanding from an estranged lover, the tune is one of Russell's best-known compositions. It has been performed and recorded by an array of artists, spanning many musical genres. Elton John has called the song an American classic Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011 A bonus jam from this session is the Honky Tonk Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRlkIunIU-c
Jammed: 17th Dec 2014
by Roy Orbison
Also featuring Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d.Lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Roy Orbison was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen. The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame two years later. Rolling Stone placed Orbison at number 37 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 13 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists. In 2014, Orbison was elected to America's Pop Music Hall of Fame.
Jammed: 11th Dec 2014
by Ohio Players Live
Happy early #FunkyFriday. More Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack dedicating this Ohio Players funk to his Wolfwoman. I bet their midnight hours stomping grounds these nights are this very abandoned amusement park wherever it is. I say we plan a TIMJ field trip. How about it. We go to all of the abandoned amusement parks around the world with our favorite adult beverages. What's the worst that can happen? We get eaten!?
Jammed: 4th Dec 2014
by Lady Gaga
"The Edge of Glory" is a song by American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, from her second studio album, Born This Way (2011). The song was produced by Gaga and Fernando Garibay and is a pop song that speaks of the very last moments of life. According to Gaga, lyrical inspiration came from the death of her grandfather, who died in September 2010. In the original version Clarence Clemons from The E Street Band played saxophone. This however is her wonderful live performance on the French show Taratata.
Jammed: 30th Nov 2014
by Jerry Lee Lewis
Lewis had been performing the song in his stage act and recorded it at his second recording session for Sun Records in February 1957. The release is reviewed in Billboard magazine on 27 May 1957. Supervised by producer Jack Clement, Lewis radically altered the original, adding a propulsive boogie piano that was complemented by J.M. Van Eaton's energetic drumming and also added suggestive spoken asides. Lewis later stated: "I knew it was a hit when I cut it. Sam Phillips thought it was gonna be too risqué, it couldn't make it. If that's risqué, well, I'm sorry." The song was engineered by Jack "Cowboy" Clement.
Jammed: 28th Nov 2014
by Cab Calloway
"Minnie the Moocher" is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over a million copies. "Minnie the Moocher" is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed ("scat") lyrics (for example, "Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi"). In performances, Calloway would have the audience participate by repeating each scat phrase in a form of call and response. Eventually Calloway's phrases would become so long and complex that the audience would laugh at their own failed attempts to repeat them. "Minnie the Moocher" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Calloway also wrote an extended version, adding verses that describe Minnie and Smokey going to jail; Minnie pays Smokey's bail, but he abandons her there. Another verse describes her tempting "Deacon Lowdown" when she "wiggled her jelly roll" at him. Finally, they took Minnie to "where they put the crazies", where she dies. This explains why both the short version and the long version end with the words "Poor
Jammed: 20th Nov 2014
by The Doors
It was September 17, 1967 when The Doors made their controversial appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunatly I couldn't jam the entire performance but here's a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZoonoK well worth a look.With only 15 minutes before air a producer from the show came into dressing room. He told the group they needed to change a line in the song, "Girl, we couldn't get much higher." He explained the word "higher" was inappropriate for a family show on national television. The group relented and told the executive they would alter the lyrics as requested. However, as soon as the producer left the room, Jim Morrison declared, "We're not changing a word". And they didn't, they performed it just as it had been written. The show's producer was furious and later told the band "Mr. Sullivan wanted you for six more shows, but you'll never work The Ed Sullivan Show again." To which Morrison purportedly replied, "Hey, man. We just did the Sullivan show."
Jammed: 16th Nov 2014
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