Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blues America

Blues America




Woke up this Morning.
Series Producer & Director: Mick Gold

Blues is usually described as the sound of racial suffering 
and feeling sad, but this documentary argues that the 
blues began as a form of black pop music. First appearing 
in the Southern states of the USA around 1900, blues 
created by the poorest people in the richest nation on
earth took America by storm. The film look at the early 
years of the blues to discover how Bessie Smith, Blind 
Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton used the latest media 
to bring their music to the public. 
With contributions from Keith Richards, Taj Mahal and Chuck D.



Bright Lights, Big City.
Series Producer: Mick Gold
Producer/Director: Sam Bridger

After 1945, artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and 
John Lee Hooker rooted the blues firmly in the city, where 
it contributed to the musical desegregation of America by 
spawning rock'n' roll. As the blues conquered the world 
and the music moved from black to white audiences, 
arguments developed about what was the real authentic blues.
Robert Johnson returned from the dead to sell more
records than any other blues artist. By the 21st century,
the blues not only retained the earthiness of its roots 
but was also being celebrated in the White House. 
With contributions from Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, 
Seasick Steve and Buddy Guy.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Denim Delinquent: Assassination in Dallas: The Sex Pistols Open Fire On America

http://denimdelinquent.net/sexpistols1.htm

Denim DelinquentI moved to Dallas just in time to attend the Sex Pistols at the Longhorn Ballroom. I was supposed to interview the band but in usual Sex Pistols fashion, it fell through at the last minute.
To the right is the last prozine article for StageLife a mag sponsored by CPI guru Mike Cohl. The mag had some good writers but as you can see from the colours and the layout of this article, the design was atrocious. I was mighty disappointed with the publication of what I think is the best writing I ever did.







Friday, November 22, 2013

Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine



"Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine" (Bennison-Cotton)
Sympathy For The Record Industry 45: SFTRI 55 (1990)
Cover by: Savage Pencil (Edwin Pouncey)
also on Intexicated! Saustex CD: SEX 2012-2

AUDIO: http://wewantnothing.tumblr.com/post/67742176454/lee-harvey-was-a-friend-of-mine






Homer Henderson & T. Tex Edwards
(photo by Jason Crisp)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast (1946)


Beauty and the Beast (1/4) Movie CLIP - You Steal My Roses



Beauty and the Beast (2/4) Movie CLIP - Never Look Into My Eyes


Beauty and the Beast (3/4) Movie CLIP - Will You Be My Wife?


Beauty and the Beast (4/4) Movie CLIP - Let Out a Roar


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Cabiria (1914) FULL


Entire 126 minute silent film (1914)

Silent Italian epic which introduced the prolific Maciste character and was an inspiration to other great silent films like Intolerance and Metropolis.

UPLOADED BY: Volvandese

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mike Wallace Interviews Lili St Cyr



Lili St Cyr Interview PART 1

Burlesque star, stripper and erotic dancer who was raised by her Grandparents whose name was 'Klarquists', and had two sisters named Dardy Orlando and Barbara Moffett in the show business world. Took Ballet lessons as a child and started dancing in Hollywood as a chorus girl such as at the Florentine Gardens Nightclub. Realizing she could make more money nude she made the change. Lili's stripping debut was at the Music Box nightclub but was a fop. Got her big break in Hollywood in 1951 when she was charged with indecent exposure during a bubble bath performance at Ciro's nightclub. By the time she beat the charge in court, the publicity had made her a headliner and led to series of low-budget movies. Lili was featured in thousands of Men's magazines and was said to be married many, many times (well six anyway). One of her husbands even claimed that she and Marilyn Monroe were having an affair (reportedly not true, they were friends however).



Lili St Cyr Interview part 2

She was one of the most explosive blonde pin-ups and at the same time an unconventional beauty with no conventional attitude. In a mythical scene of the famous musical film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) directed by Jim Sharman a young Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss sings while she is floating in water surface: "God bless Lili St Cyr" in a moment of ecstasy. Let's sing it too!

Lili knew how to give glamour and sophistication to striptease features and she became one of the most prestigious burlesque's artists.

In the bath's act, one of her most famous shows, she took a bubble bath and after that she dressed herself helped by a maid in front of amazed audience eyes.

She was married six times with six different men. Her two most famous husbands were Paul Valentine and the actor Ted Jordan who was the author of one of Marilyn Monroe's biographies in which he talked about a supposed false romance between the most desired blonde girls of the age.

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Thanks to Hudson Marquez for the referral...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Velvet Underground, live,1969,Quine Tapes


Velvet Underground, live,1969,CD-1,Quine Tapes, 11 songs,78 mins.,(1 of 3)

From "The Velvet Underground, Bootleg Series 1: The Quine Tapes". This is CD 1 in its entirety. The Series 1 set contains 3 CDs. CD 1 contains recordings from The Family Dog hall, San Francisco, from two nights, Nov. 7 & 8, 1969.

SONG LISTING:
1. I'm Waiting for the Man 7:46 11-8-69
2. It's Just Too Much 4:08 11-8-69
3. What Goes On 8:25 11-8-69
4. I' Can't Stand It 6:20 11-8-69
5. Some Kinda Love 4:48 11-8-69
6. Foggy Notion 4:41 11-8-69
7. Femme Fatale 3:14 11-7-69
8. After Hours 3:05 11-8-69
9. I'm Sticking with You 2:48 11-8-69
10. Sunday Morning 2:56 11-9-69
11. Sister Ray 24:03 11-7-69

The Velvet Underground's 1969 Lineup (John Cale & Nico had left the band):
-Lou Reed -- vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
-Sterling Morrison -- lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
-Doug Yule -- bass guitar, organ, backing vocals
-Maureen Tucker -- percussion, lead vocals on "After Hours", & "I'm Sticking with You"

These recordings come from audience tapes recorded by Robert Quine, then a fan of The Velvet Underground. Years later, Quine came to prominence himself as an admired guitarist in Richard Hell & the Voidoids, & eventually got to play guitar with Lou on two Lou Reed albums, "The Blue Mask", & "Legendary Hearts", & he toured with Lou as part of his band in the 1980s.

From Quine's original CD liner notes:
QUOTE: "In 1968, I became a rabid Velvet Underground fan and spent countless hours on headphones learning from them...The Velvet Underground came to San Francisco and stayed for nearly a month. They started out with three nights at The Family Dog,
a large Fillmore-type space. A number of hippies brought tambourines and harmonicas to "do their thing" with the group. But the sound
was great for recording - the band was able to play really loud.
After that, they played The Matrix,, a fairly small club, for several weeks, and I taped most of those performances. In the beginning,
there weren't many people in the audience. There were a few nights when they started the first set with only four or five people in the club!
Under those circumstances, the group couldn't help but notice me and they were very friendly, putting me on the guest list every night and
inviting me to hang out with them in the dressing room between sets. They appreciated the fact that I was so serious about recording them,
and Lou Reed would occasionally "warn" me when they were going to do something special, like 'Black Angel's Death Song'. Sometimes,
backstage, they'd ask me to play back a particular song they¹d done in the previous set.
They also invited me to watch their occasional rehearsals at the club. They'd work on arrangements for new songs, such as 'Ride Into The Sun' and
'New Age'. They got along quite well - there wasn't the slightest hint of whatever problems they would experience recording Loaded a few months later.
I got the opportunity to spend quite a few hours talking with Lou Reed about music. We'd sometimes go to this hot dog place across the street from the
club (I think it was called Coney Island Franks) and talk about how incredible it was in 1955 to be a kid and first discover rock & roll - doo wop, rockabilly,
Little Richard, Bo Diddley, etc. Regarding contemporary stuff, Lou was especially fond of the Stones. As for guitarists, he was very enthusiastic about a Byrds
concert he'd seen at the Village Gate in 1966, where McGuinn took an incredible extended solo on 'Eight Miles High'. And he was rightfully quite proud of his
own guitar soloing on songs like 'I Heard Her Call My Name' but was also resigned to the fact that most people weren't ready for it yet. Anyway, the VU gradually
built up an enthusiastic following at The Matrix and by the time they left, the place was always packed...[Thanks go to] the Velvet Underground - for contributing so much to the world of music and for their generosity to a crazed fan a long time ago.
Listening to this stuff all these years later, I'm ultimately the same fan I was in 1969."
-- Robert Quine

Velvet Underground, live,1969,CD-2, Quine Tapes, 5 songs, 77 mins.,(2 of 3)

CD-2 from "The Velvet Underground, Bootleg Series 1: The Quine Tapes". CD-2 in its entirety. The Series 1 set contains 3 CDs. CD-2 contains recordings from The Matrix club, San Francisco, Nov.-Dec., 1969

SONG LISTING:
1. Follow the Leader 17:05 11-27-69
2. White Light/White Heat 10:03 12-01-69
3. Venus in Furs 5:14 12-01-69
4. Heroin 8:11 11-23-69
5. Sister Ray 37:04 12-03-69

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Samuel Charters - 'The Blues' (1963)

For the first time you can view online Samuel Charters' 1963 documentary 'The Blues', featuring Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon, Sleepy John Estes and more. You can also download it at: http://blog.dinosaurdiscs.com/post/64727904411/blues-historian-samuel-b-charters-made-a-film


Samuel Charters - 'The Blues' (1963)




Scholar Samuel Barclay Charters shot the footage for 'The Blues' in the summer of 1962 in St. Louis, Memphis, Louisiana and South Carolina. The film features blues musicians J.D. Short, Pink Anderson and his son "Little Pink", Furry Lewis, Baby Tate, Memphis Willie B. with Gus Cannon, and 'Sleepy' John Estes.

I do not own the distribution rights to this film, but encourage any offended rightsholders to consider that the work has not been accessible since a print on U-matic videocassette in 1973. I think it's time to change that, but will respond to removal requests by rightsholders.

The audio for the film doesn't always sync perfectly with the performances, but I think this was an editing decision by the director or a fault of the recording equipment. The audio does match the beginning and ends of the scenes, so I believe this is how the film was originally presented.
--mvanderl