Monthly Archives: November 2014

(Nov. 22, 2014): The Velvet Underground – I’m Not A Young Man Anymore

From the 2008 bootleg Live at the Gymnasium.  This is a recording made April 30, 1967 at The Gymnasium (424 E. 71st St) in New York City.  The tune was unreleased until 2008 and the real shame is that there is no … Continue reading

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(Nov. 21, 2014): Eric Burdon & The Animals – River Deep, Mountain High

From the 1968 double album, Love Is.  The Animal’s cover of the 1966 Ike & Tina Turner hit (on which Leon Russell, Glenn Campbell, Carol Kaye, and Barney Kessel appeared). Whenever I pull this LP out, I am always reminded … Continue reading

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(Nov. 20, 2014): Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

From the 1968 album, Child Is Father To The Man.  Al Kooper’s debut classic.  The album title comes from a 1923 poem by Gerard Hopkins (“The Child Is Father To The Man”), which in turn took from a line in … Continue reading

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(Nov. 19, 2014): Moby Grape – Omaha

From the self-titled 1967 album, Moby Grape.  In addition to the music, I remember as a kid that the big thing about this LP was whether you had the first or second issue.  The first featured Don Stevenson giving the finger in … Continue reading

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(Nov. 18, 2014): Nazz – Open My Eyes

From the self-titled 1968 album, Nazz.  This song was the a-side single off the LP, but would play second fiddle at the outset to the b-side, “Hello It’s Me” (which was even bigger as a Rundgren solo hit later on).  It … Continue reading

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(Nov. 17, 2014): Johnny Winter – Be Careful With A Fool

From the 1969 self-title album, Johnny Winter.  An uncompromising cover of the 1957 B.B. King/J. Josea tune.  Winter was caught live by Danish TV in 1970 with with Tommy Shannon on bass and Uncle John Turner on Drums, both of whom appear … Continue reading

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(Nov. 16, 2014): Jukka Gustavson – Human Rights

From the 2009 album, Community Jazz.  Gustavson is a Finnish keyboard player who has been around since at least Wigwam, the progressive rock band of late 1960s.  Raul Björkenheim and Ulf Krokfors on vocals here.

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