Here are all of andybartlett's jams.
by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
#lastjams I'll be away walking in Corfu for the beginning of Sept. Pete & Dud, Ready Steady Go 1966, just about say it all.............. Hope to meet up again on 'The Loop' although at times that seems to be made more of a problematical by the sheer number of multiple posts that can be indulged in. Still the alternative, is of course, far worse. So Goodbye-ee and thanks to all for a fun time.
Jammed: 24th Aug 2015
Well it was great while it lasted..............................
Jammed: 10th Aug 2015
by Van Morrison
An acoustic version of a track from the brilliant 'Astral Weeks'. Anyone familiar with the album track will instantly miss the horns, but this acoustic version delivers it's own compensations.
Jammed: 24th Jul 2015
by The Rolling Stones
Just booked two tickets for the up and coming (Apr 2016) Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' at the Sattchi Gallery. So in celebration this is 2010 update from the 'Exile' archives. I think (?) this may be the 7inch limited edition mix. For the raunchy accompanying video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6g3PewKCk&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZO6g3PewKCk&has_verified=1
Jammed: 18th Jul 2015
by Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen
Went to a Ron Sexsmith gig last week and was totally surprised when the support act turned out to be Sam Palladio. Have to admit to being a long term watcher of 'Nashville' so it took me a short while to get over his English accent!
Jammed: 5th Jul 2015
by Hozier: Sweet Thing (Van Morrison Cover)
One of my all time favourite Van (the man) tracks. If there's a prize for covering 'Sweet Thing' I suspect 'The Waterboys' have already taken it home. However Hozier is definitely in the running.
Jammed: 18th Jun 2015
by John Stewart (Feat. Stevie Nicks)
Always liked this track from the great 1979 album 'Bombs Away Dream Babies.' The contributions of Stevie Nicks vocals, and Lindsey Buckingham on guitar are obvious. The fantastically cheesy 'stage show' is an added bonus that we can only marvel at!
Jammed: 5th Jun 2015
by Tracey Thorn
Spent a fast hour this week at a local hall watching Tracy Thorn (EBTG) talking about and reading from 'Naked At The Albert Hall' her latest book. This track, it kicks off 30 secs in, is from her 2010 album 'Love & It's Opposites'. Like most of her music I guess you'd call it melancholic....
Jammed: 26th May 2015
by Zucchero / Miles Davis
The unmistakeable sound of Miles Davis adds so much class. Fab. A journey in the bottom of your eyes "lady illuses my mind" a journey in the bottom of your eyes I'll go through moved dunes
Jammed: 19th May 2015
by Gregg Allman
An early 'Sunday soother.' Recorded in 1973. Listen out for David Newman on sax (around 3mins in), Gregg Allman vocal and electric organ and the great Chuck Leavell on piano.
Jammed: 12th May 2015
by Dickey Betts
Favourite album of mine 'Highway Call' released 1974 under the name 'Richard Betts' featured Dickie Betts, Jeff Hanna ( acoustic guitar), Vassar Clements (fiddle) and Chuck Leavell on keyboards. I've jammed the title track over other equally deserving ones ('Hand Picked') mainly because I love the piano break in the middle.
Jammed: 1st May 2015
by Alvin Lee & Mylon LeFevre
Produced in 1973, back when 'double denim' was de rigueur 'On The Road To Freedom' by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre featuring Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwod, Ronnie Wood and one 'Hari Georgeson (no prizes for guessing who he was) was one of those albums that maybe got a little lost in the shuffle. For anyone interested other stand out tracks might be 'So Sad' (Hari G. on slide) and 'Fallen Angel'
Jammed: 24th Apr 2015
by Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder's soundtrack to 'Paris Texas' is as important as the dialogue, Nastassja Kinski and Harry Dean Stanton to Wim Wenders 1984 film. Restrictions wouldn't allow jamming my favourite track 'Brothers', but this is almost as good.
Jammed: 10th Apr 2015
by Carole King
Back in the day, having only heard The Monkees doing this, I remember being surprised finding out that this was a Carole King composition. I think I like her demo more. From 'Carole King The Legendary Demos' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KIFBxK0Qtk
Jammed: 3rd Apr 2015
by Carole King
Went to see 'Beautiful' which recently opened in the West End. Obviously with the song list available, any jukebox style musical about Carole King is already ahead of the game, Katie Brayben playing the lead was fantastic. A good night out. I'd forgotten just how many songs she'd been involved in writing. Try this link to hear a few. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIFBxK0Qtk
Jammed: 27th Feb 2015
by Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny Stitt
Weighing in at 11.32 this might be deemed a little indulgent by some. For me it's great for Sunday brunch and a late night drink. Try it! From 1957 Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Sonny Stitt (alto & tenor saxophones); Ray Bryant (piano); Tommy Bryant (bass); Charlie Persip (drums, percussion).
Jammed: 13th Feb 2015
by The Hombres
The Hombres recorded this in 1967. I wanted to jam the John Cougar Mellencamp's cover from 1989 - compare at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP3OJUk001k It was the last time he used 'Cougar' . The female dancer (who you'll agree deserves a name check) is Ashley Richardson Montana. The male dancer's name is unknown to me.
Jammed: 6th Feb 2015
by Joni Mitchell
'At Last' was written in 1941.I guess the Etta James rendition is probably the standard by which all other versions are measured. The lushness and sublime delivery of the lyrics makes Joni's version my go to version.
Jammed: 31st Jan 2015
by The Barr Brothers
Saw them on Thursday - great gig 'Canadiana' (if there's such a thing!) at it's best. They have a 'different' sound which is still familiar enough to be engaging. This is pretty much what they did with 'Deacon's Son'.
Jammed: 24th Jan 2015
by Led Zeppelin
For me the best Led Zeppelin track (a difficult pick) - it showcases just about everything I like about them. I defy anyone not to pick up an air guitar at 3.30 mins. Play it loud.
Jammed: 18th Jan 2015
by Bobby Keys & The Rolling Stones
Bobby Keys played with the Stones since 1964. R.I.P. Bobby.
Jammed: 4th Dec 2014
by Martha Wainwright
Saw her live (again) recently. Her husband, who was due to accompany her on piano, was back at the hotel looking after one of their kids who had literally just thrown up - so her set went 'off piste' She was great. She has an engaging stage presence and I like the way her lyrics are so uncompromising - no sugar coating. This track was apparently sung at the request of someone in the audience.
Jammed: 29th Nov 2014
by The Who
Been meaning to jam a 'Who' track for awhile. Apparently this mix of this track was only ever released on a sampler. Jams may be patchy for a while as we're heading to Nepal (hurrah!).
Jammed: 18th Oct 2014
by John Coltrane
I first heard this by John Coltrane and only realised lately that there are lyrics! Both Sinatra and Billie Holiday have covered it, Sinatra on 'Songs For Young Lovers', an album I listen to from time to time (duh!). Anyway I'm sticking with Coltrane's take - if you're in the right mood this track keeps it going.
Jammed: 11th Oct 2014
Time for a bit of prog.
Jammed: 29th Sep 2014
by First Aid Kit
Went to see the Swedish pair last Friday - they were very good. What surprised me at times was how much more 'rockier' they were live. As they are probably often jammed doing their own brilliant stuff this is them doing a Jack White cover.
Jammed: 22nd Sep 2014
Beck released a series of albums 'When Indies Get together'. Each album was a cover version of an already well known one eg. 'Kick' (INXS). This is from his 'Songs Of The Velvet Underground.'
Jammed: 16th Sep 2014
From 1971 'Low Spark' rarely appears on 'great album' lists but if there was a list of 'albums you can play over and over' it might be somewhere near the top .The eponymous title track is a case in point. The whole band gets a crack Chris Wood sax, Jim Gordon Drums, Rebop & Jim Capaldi percussion, Steve Winwood vocals & keyboard.
Jammed: 27th Aug 2014
by Courtney Barnett
Liked this since I first heard it in 2013. The lyrics are involving and her 'deadpan' delivery chimes - and let's face it you rarely hear songs about an anaphylactic asthma attack in the midst of an Australian heatwave!
Jammed: 20th Aug 2014
by Mick Jagger
Not sure this is actually about Jerry Hall as I think it was written during the 'Bridges' tour. Anyhow I think it's a good song and the pictures an added (if a little mawkish) bonus.
Jammed: 24th Jul 2014
by Georgie Fame & Van Morrison
Went to see Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames last week - fabulous as always. He was quite chatty with the small audience - apparently him and the 'flames are about to do some stuff with Elvis Costello and he's just finished working on some kind of duets recordings with Morrison (maybe Moondance), also Stevie Winwood has also been involved. He sang this so it's this weeks jam.
Jammed: 10th Jul 2014
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