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audio 20:58 Newport Broadside- Topical Songs At The Newport Folk Festival, 1963- Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Sam Hinton, Bob Davenport, The Freedom Singers-The Original Vanguard Vinyl Release-Side One

Newport Broadside- Topical Songs At The Ne...

In 1954 socialite Elaine Lorillard financed a Jazz Festival at Newport Rhode Island. She hired Jazz promoter George Wein to organize. It became the place to be for many aspects of that great Art for many years. In 1959 Wein expanded the notion to Folk, Blues and Bluegrass. The results are historic.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/09/2013 10:23 AM

video 20:00 Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams -"The Master" Outtakes- Deleted Scenes and Outtakes From The 2012 Paul Thomas Anderson Fearless Feature Film

Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, A...

Here is a film that attempts to engage, involve, provoke, declare and urge. It also inhabits the audacity to dare a viewer to discover his or her voice inside of the twisted tapestry it identifies. This is craftmanship 101 in a world where most cinema has devolved to shooting off mouths & guns.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/06/2013 04:22 PM

audio 04:24 Joe Wade- 'That's How Strong My Love Is'- An Unknown Soul Soldier Gives A Stirring Performance On This Diamond Cut In 1965

Joe Wade- 'That's How Strong My Love Is'- ...

They come and they go in The Grand Hotel and some never even get to check in. Such was the case with Joe Wade, a very fine Soul singer of the 60’s. Little is known about Joe. It appears he recorded some sides for the Dial & Sho Me labels and vanished. If this track is his legacy, it’s a moving one.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/05/2013 04:33 PM

audio 02:34 Erma Franklin- 'Piece Of My Heart'- The Original Grammy Nominated Track Janis Joplin Is Best Known For- Written By Bert Berns and Jerry Ragavoy and Performed by Aretha's Sister In 1967

Erma Franklin- 'Piece Of My Heart'- The Or...

The 50’s and 60’s produced many hit records that were covers of R&B & Soul efforts of the day. White was usually right back then, even in the face of Civil Rights. Many talented women like Erma were served only at Black Radio as Janis took FM Radio by Storm. Yup. Race & Love can be a Ball and Chain

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/02/2013 04:44 PM

audio 02:50 The Drifters-  'I Don't Want To Go On Without You'- Written By The Amazing Bert Russell Berns and Great Jerry Wexler- 1964- Bertrand Russell Berns: November 8 1929 – December 30, 1967- Jerry Wexler: January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008

The Drifters- 'I Don't Want To Go On With...

These are the Charlie Thomas Drifters. These are the cats who defined 45 RPM grace with tunes such as ‘I Count The Tears’. Sure. ‘Save The Last Dance’ and ‘On Broadway’ are masterful works. But check out the intimate, tear stained mood on this cut. An exquisite, magical moment.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/01/2013 02:58 PM

audio 12:07 Jerry Lewis & Steve Allen- A Very Funny Phone Call- 1962

Jerry Lewis & Steve Allen- A Very Funny Ph...

The craft of the prank phone call was elevated from juvenile past time to the big time by Steve Allen as he engaged them with guests on his late night television program. This was not junk. It was improvised art with recipients who frequently rose to the occasion. This call is a sit down stand out.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 04/01/2013 10:11 AM

video 13:27 Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr. Super Voice of Sam and Dave Fame With Dan Aykroyd -The Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Performance- Live From Madison Square Garden- May 14, 1988

Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr....

Sam Moore is one of the last great soul men standing. The Stax/Volt label did not achieve the glory of Motown but it’s roster was rich with dedicated men and women whose contributions to Rhythm and Blues were dynamic. Dig the scene as it happened on the live feed from MSG 25 wonders ago.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/29/2013 03:23 PM

audio 07:20 Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Millers 'Death of A Salesman'

Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Miller...

He was known as the Actor’s Actor. You may know him from ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ ‘Golden Boy’ or ‘On The Waterfront’. But it was his stage portrayal of Willy Loman that is still spoken about by those who witnessed his dramatic depth and truth. Here is a wonderful portion from a radio version he engaged.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/27/2013 01:08 PM