The Cure For The Summertime Blues
Summertime Blues by
It's that time of the year and the only way to cure the summertime blues is to fight fire
with fire (See blues videos below). BTW, this is definitive version of
the classic Rock 'N Roll song written and sung by
Blue Cheer does
interesting psychedelic cover though.
Eddie Cochran (1959)
Built for Comfort by
Almost all of the great classic Blues songs were written by one man -
I can't imagine modern blues without Hoochie Coochie Man, Evil, Spoonful or
Back Door Man, just to name a few.
Wang Dang Doodle by Koko
Taylor (featuring Little Walter)
I saw Koko Taylor sing her trade mark song live in the basement of the
Pig in Ann Arbor, MI in the 1980's. She was great!
Killing Floor with
Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton & Robert Cray
Hubert Sumlin is
one the most innovative and influential guitar players of our times.
He was mentor to Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and many other famous rock
guitarists. Hubert also played lead on most of Howlin' Wolf's great
hits like Killing Floor and
Smokestack Lightning. It's great to see the master guitar player
is still kicking out the jams in his 70s!
How Many More Years
by Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf is my
all time favorite blues singer. He also wrote some blues classics of
his own Killing Floor, Forty Four and Smokestack Lightning. He plays a mean
harp too! I also liked this more modern version of
This clip is from the recent (2003) documentary movie on Howlin' Wolf's life
The Howlin' Wolf Story. I saw it, and it's very good.
Howlin' Wolf (1966)
Man by Muddy Waters (live at Newport 1960)
This has got to be one of the two greatest blues songs (Smokestack Lightning
by Howlin' Wolf is the other.) of all times sung by the King of
Chicago blues -
Got My Mojo Working is another great classic of Muddy's.
Muddy Waters (1960)
I'm running out of time! In short, here is
Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker,
John Henry by
Mississippi Fred McDowell,
Your Funeral and My
Trial by Sonny Boy Williamson, and last but not least
T-Bone Walker backed up
by Dizzy Gillespie (Live in 1964).
IWR Video Links For 06/18/2007
The Monterey International Pop Festival 1967
It was forty years ago that the "Year of Love" was jumpstarted with this
concert was held in my old stomping grounds of Monterey California (I
lived in Pacific Grove in the 1990's). Anyway, this is a fascinating
collection Monterey Pop performances listed by artist, e.g., Hendrix, Paul
Butterfield, Otis Redding with links to YouTube.
Monterey Pop Festival Poster (1967)
Dave Letterman interviews Michael Moore on his new movie "Sicko"
which is scheduled to be released on June 29th at a theatre near you.
It's time we provided universal health care to all of citizens like they do
in most other countries. It's also time to clean up the disgusting
pharmaceutical industry while we're at it too!
The Daily Show: Arming the Sunnis or "The enemy of my enemy is my
The Daily Show catches Tony Snow Lying
It's amazing the how little the Media analyzes the talking points
that are being fed it by the Bush administration. You'd think they'd
get hip after nearly 7 years of lies? On the other hand, it looks like
these media people are really just hand puppets for Big Business.
Thank god for Daily Show!
Comedy Central's 'Lil Bush' Heads To Iraq
This is pretty funny. Lil Condi is so cute.
Lil Bush, Lil Rummy And Lil Satan
Spike Jones - The Sheik of Araby
I love these old Spike Jones pieces and that wonderful vintage cartoon
Spike Jones Vocalist Singing The Sheik of Araby
Louise Brooks on YouTube
Louise Brooks [Bio
Thanks to Netflix, I have now seen several Louise Brooks movies. Pandora's
Box her was greatest movie, which was directed by G. W. Pabst in Berlin.
It's now one of my favorite movies of all time. The close ups of Lulu
(Louise Brooks) are simply enchanting. Her timeless beauty and talent
as a silent era actress are truly remarkable. My eyes were just glued
to the screen by her beautiful expressions, bright eyes, bob hair cut, long
smooth neck and back.
PANDORA'S BOX -
Lulu's "Mr Brightside"
This is a video taken from clips of Pandora's Box, which I think is quite
well done. I also like the music by the Killers.
Louise Brooks in
This is a clip from the documentary "Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu", which
is a pretty decent film about Louise Brooks.
Louise Brooks - A Tribute in Color
This a video of several sacrilegious colorized photos of Miss Brooks.
Green - Take Me To The River
The great Al Green kicking out the jams on Soul Train in the 1970s.
Soulful Al Green
Talking Heads - Take Me To The River
Fast forward to 1984 and the Talking Heads innovative concert movie
"Stop Making Sense", and watch them cover Al Green (above).