Video Links For 08/17/2009

Roosevelt Sykes - Gulfport Boogie
Blues legend Roosevelt Sykes was known as the "Honeydripper" and wrote the influential blues song Forty-Four (44 Blues). See famous covers below.

Roosevelt Sykes
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Joni Mitchell - Woodstock (Big Sur, CA 1969)
This is a wonderful version of Joni Mitchell's classic and definitive song about Woodstock recorded just after the event in one of my favorite places on Earth - Big Sur.  I had never heard this version before yesterday.

Joni Mitchell
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Eric Clapton - Forty-Four
Eric Clapton's tribute to his Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin roots.  Here's Blues Legend Howlin' Wolf's version of Roosevelt Sykes' great song 44 Blues (1929). 

Backing Wolf, who sang and played harmonica, were Hubert Sumlin and Jody Williams (electric guitars), Otis Spann (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), and Earl Phillips (drums). Together they transformed "Forty Four" into a Chicago blues, with prominent guitar lines and an incessant "martial shuffle on the snare drum plus a bass drum that slammed down like an industrial punch-press."[4] Wolf retained Sykes' handgun reference and added "Well I'm so mad this morning, I don't know where in the world to go." With Howlin' Wolf's gruff and overpowering vocal style, the overall effect was menacing.[4]

Eric Clapton
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The Virgins - Rich Girls (Live)
I've got to get the CD.  These guys can play their guitar rifts. Just listen to the live guitar playing, it's truly exceptional.

The Virgins 
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Lily Allen - Smile
This is the unedited version which contains a popular four letter. I love Lily Allen.

Lily Allen 
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Mystery Jets - Young Love
Nice harmonies.

Mystery Jets
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The Shins - New Slang (Garden State)
Good song from this band from Albuquerque.

The Shins
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Louie Austen feat. Senor Coconut - Dreams Are My Reality
This song cracks me up.  The lyrics are almost, if not actually, a parody of love songs in general.  Of course, I'm a big fan of Senor Coconut too.  This song is also this week's get ready for work music.

 Louie Austen and Senor Coconut
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