Here are all of Swampy's jams.
by Tony Turner
Once one of the world's peacekeepers and stewards of natural beauty, Canada is now languishing under the iron grip of its Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a war-mongering, out-of-control control freak who recently solved climate change by getting rid of our environmental scientists who pointed out the errors of flogging dirty oil on the world market. One of them, Tony Turner, wrote this song as Harperman heads into a fall election ...
Jammed: 20th Sep 2015
by Rusty Ford
This little gem of Canadiana that fletchero posted is just too good not to rejam. No relation to Rob Ford, Toronto's mayor in exile, Rusty Ford is the inspired stage name of Mitch Anderson, hot talent in back country bars ... Check out https://www.facebook.com/rustyfordmusic
Jammed: 28th Mar 2015
by The Bottle Boys
Here's Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' performed entirely on beer bottles from the spiritual depths of Heart Thames Valley ... Thanks for your note, @pez, and others wondering where I am ... I'm wondering too.
Jammed: 3rd Nov 2014
Want to feel a shiver up your spine? This 800-year-old Icelandic hymn rendered here in a train station recreates the chill of a wind blowing across an iceberg in the North Atlantic ...
Jammed: 1st May 2014
by Jarbas Agnelli
You've heard of found art. Here's some found music. Jarbas Agnelli spotted some birds sitting on five wires and wondered what they would sound like if translated into musical notation. Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival ...
Jammed: 22nd Apr 2014
by Lennon Wings Mashup
Imagine Lennon and McCartney together again. This is what happens when you speed up one classic by John and slow down another by Paul, and lay the tracks down together ...
Jammed: 13th Apr 2014
by Bartley Kives
Sorry to keep harping on the meteorological injustices of the polar vortex, but just have to share this plaintive bleat from frost-bitten reporters from the Winnipeg Free Press. Not bad for pixel-stained wretches ... @fletchero @flaneur
Jammed: 30th Mar 2014
by Tom Waits
Ever hopeful ... but getting desperate ... I'm appealing to the music gods to free us from The Winter That Will Not Quit. Maybe Tom will usher in a crack in the icicles ...
Jammed: 24th Mar 2014
by Tommy Duncan
Humanity in the 21st century is beset by numerous questions of skyhigh gravitas, the most urgent of which is posed by this reprise of an old fave rave from a 4-CD set “Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys, thanks to the vigilance of fellow jammer fletchero …
Jammed: 5th Mar 2014
by First Aid Kit
This was playing as I wound my way back down the mountain from Whitewater ski lodge, the pines droopy from freshly-fallen snow, a muted but moody colour spectrum hanging over all, the song in my heart. Just had to share ...
Jammed: 16th Feb 2014
by Simon & Garfunkel
The all-wise city fathers want to tear down our beloved footbridge that crosses over the beer-dark North Saskatchewan River and put up a new train crossing to service the suburbs. I've no problem with Light Rapid Transit, but they should locate its bridge a quarter of a mile upstream where it belongs. Check out my agonized bleat at http://www.riverdalians.net/SELRT_tweak.pdf
Jammed: 10th Feb 2014
by Daniela Andrade
Who woulda thunk it? This shy, bespectacled 21-year-old from my hometown has become a raging Youtube cover queen. Here she does Radiohead. Check her out her 160+ videos from the last five years. You may even want to subscribe to her channel, Youtube.com/danielasings
Jammed: 25th Jan 2014
by Cayley Thomas
Remember that kid ... well, now a young lady ... whom I featured last Edmonton Folk Fest who's been singing down here in the valley since she was four? Well, here's a taste from her first album!
Jammed: 3rd Dec 2013
by Janis Joplin on the Tom Jones show
All the JFK footage today has been getting me thinking of all things Texan. One of my best memories is my honorary "big sister" from Port Arthur. Never did manage to see her in Calgary when she blew through on the Festival Express in 1970 and blew everyone's mind ...
Jammed: 22nd Nov 2013
by Matt Johnson, vimeo & Salomon Lighthelm, music
Feeling apocalyptic today. Thinking of Colorado swept up this summer in biblical sorrows: drought, wildfires and now a once-in-500-year flood. Maybe they even had a plague of locusts ...
Jammed: 15th Sep 2013
by Edmonton Folk Fest crowd
Well, the 2013 version of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has come and gone, and young Cayley Thomas from last week’s jam acquitted herself with flying colours both in workshop and on main stage. Unfortunately, this year the weather gods didn't allow the traditional singing of Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds to wrap up the prairie festival. A rollicking thunderstorm sent everyone packing, the rain so heavy it turned the roads around the site into instant rivers. So here’s an inspired amateur video to capture the fest’s closing song from 2009. Can’t watch this without getting all choked up …
Jammed: 12th Aug 2013
by Cayley Thomas
Here`s a promo from that feisty kid who lives a few blocks over who I ran a jam of last year. Opening night of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival now underway across the river, she was featured on the main stage to much acclaim. Good timing! She`s just put her first pro album online http://cayleythomas.bandcamp.com/ and will be releasing the EP itself at the end of the month just up the hill ... http://yeglive.ca/events/cayley-thomas/aug-31-2013/artery She`s been singing down here in Riverdale since age 4 ...
Jammed: 9th Aug 2013
by The Rolling Stones
Back in the Stone Age, Mick and the lads were kind enough to prepare a timely jam for us today … to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Swampy and his dear Ruby, who still comes and goes. Sorry we weren't in Hyde Park to catch it live, so YouTube will have to do as we step into the wayback machine … Turn up the volume, jammers!
Jammed: 6th Aug 2013
by Chuck Berry & John Lennon
Love the intro from Chuck Berry. He sez to John Lennon: "Johnny? Be good!" And then they do it. I think that's Yoko in the background in this kinda fuzzy video, but this is definitely the best record of this historic event other than renting a time machine. My apologies to my fellow jammers for my radio silence. Last week's flood didn't wipe us out, but it did Calgary and practically all of Southern Alberta. Then we had a fire just a few houses away ... an arson job on quasi-heritage building. All while I've been nursing Kath through the post-op of her recent knee operation! Thanks for all of your kind comments and best wishes! Mucho appreciado!
Jammed: 29th Jun 2013
by Charley Patton
With Southern Alberta pretty much washed away by floods of biblical proportions, the beer-dark North Saskatchewan is now taking on a surly muddy hue and rising rapidly--trees, debris and anything floatable heading towards Hudson Bay. City crews are blocking off the river road three blocks down from here and sandbag trucks are queuing up. I'm taking comfort in the wise words of Charley Patton, who saw his share of inundations ...
Jammed: 23rd Jun 2013
You can’t really say he was forgotten because he wasn’t noticed in the first place. For the three people out there who don’t know the story of Sixto Rodriguez, the Mexican-Anerican had cut a single “I’ll Slip Away” in 1967 and in the early 1970s released two albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming from Reality” – all of which went absolutely nowhere. For most of the rest of his life he supported himself doing demolition work and renovations in his hometown of Detroit. Fortunately some bootlegs made their way to South Africa where he became bigger than Elvis and the Rolling Stones combined. From there, a following took root in Botswana, Rhodesia, New Zealand and Australia. But the Western world, as we know it, was stuporously unaware of his mega-success -- as was he -- until two South African supporters mounted a search on the early Internet, the story of which is captured in the “Searching for Sugar Man,” see http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/jun/21/searching-for-sugar-man-video
Jammed: 9th Jun 2013
by Joe Brown
Ever regret you were somewhere else in the space/time continuum when something unmissable went down? For me, it was when Joe Brown on ukulele closed out the unforgettable Concert for George on November 29, 2002, at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the first anniversary of the death of George Harrison. George’s son Dhani was there. A dead ringer for his dear departed dad, Dhani shared the stage with an unbelievable gathering of A-listers who answered Eric Clapton’s call to celebrate the life and music of the Beatles’ best guitarist. A constant rain of rose petals hid many an irrepressible tear … Full meal deal at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGivnGv-HXs Search out Concert for George at your local music outlet or find it quick at http://www.amazon.ca/Concert-George-2DVD-Eric-Clapton/dp/B0000CEB4V/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1370023302&sr=1-1&keywords=concert+for+george
Jammed: 2nd Jun 2013
by Jimmy Smith
After poking around the various versions of this, this is the cut I like best — kinda long, no video of note — but definitely the sprightliest touch on Jimmy's trusty old Hammond organ ...
Jammed: 26th May 2013
by Tiny Love DVD Magiq (Развивающий мультик)
The Russian equivalent of Sesame Street develops a gentle video that captures the attention of wee ones ...
Jammed: 3rd Feb 2013
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