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Today the music industry lost another icon; the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, died at the age of 80. A daughter of sharecroppers, she had an incredible voice and performed professionally for over 50 years.
As she said, everybody gets the blues sometimes. And what do we listen to when we get the blues? The Blues, of course.
For late-night visitors to OneUtah, here’s Koko with Buddy Guy in a powerful performance of “Born Under a Bad Sign” (If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all).
(I’m sorry this video has only pics of Buddy, but the recording is so great, I had to use it!)
Taylor’s career stretched more than five decades. While she did not have widespread mainstream success, she was revered and beloved by blues aficionados, and earned worldwide acclaim for her work, which including the best-selling song “Wang Dang Doodle” and tunes such as “What Kind of Man is This” and “I Got What It Takes.”
Taylor appeared on national television numerous times, and was the subject of a PBS documentary and had a small part in director David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart.”
In the course of her career, Taylor was nominated seven times for Grammy awards and won in 1984.
Taylor last performed on May 7 in Memphis, Tenn., at the Blues Music Awards.
This song is well known from the movie “Good Morning Vietnam”. But this video artfully mixes the movie clip with Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s live performance for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Of course, the sentiment of the song is juxtaposed with the reality of war.
This song is for all the soldiers who have served in our armed forces, for those who have been wounded physically and mentally, and especially for those who made the greatest sacrifice with their lives.
My hope is that we may soon see a day when we are no longer at war.
Last week I promised to have a very special video for LDS General Conference weekend. This video selection is for the many sincere souls who quietly practice their Mormon faith, doing good and living exemplary lives. The video is Come, Come Ye Saints, performed by David Johansen of the New York Dolls 70’s punk rock group, in honor of his bandmate “Killer” Kane (with Brian Koonin).
I offer this selection straight up with no sarcasm intended. To truly understand why this video is so meaningful, you need to know the story about Johansen and “Killer” Kane. More on that in a moment as well as another hymn by Johansen. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been another week of controversy here at OneUtah. This video is dedicated to all of us who participated.
All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit, get over it!
Everyone having a good Saturday night? All right, then a bonus video. One of my faves.
We satisfy our endless needs
and justify our bloody deeds
in the name of destiny
and in the name of God.
Check back next Saturday night, I’ve got a really special video for LDS Conference weekend.
Too funny. I guess this is mid-eighties.
This was posted 3.2008
Obama on Smokin Weed
An awesome song performed by the inimitable Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen (I think that’s Seeger’s grandson with them) on January 18, 2009, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the festivities and celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
I’m a big fan of Seeger and I love to hear him sing this protest albeit hopeful, wonderful song. How about we make it our unofficial national anthem. Come on, everyone, sing along! I am!
*Cross-posted at RedStateBlues.
Apparently there is some controversy brewing over the posting of this video on YouTube. HBO initially claimed copyright to the performance and YouTube was ordered to take it down. However, HBO appears to have now relented. But the question is asked over at Daily Kos, does the inauguration belong to HBO or to the people of the United States? How do you copyright the inauguration, or even allow only one broadcast outlet to have all rights?
HBO ought to listen to the words of the song.
Give peace a chance.
Odetta, folksinger and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 77.
Some of our OneUtah readers may not be familiar with the trio of artists in this video, each with remarkable singing careers individually, together to perform a haunting arrangement of Janis Ian’s Hymn.
A tribute to Odetta on our Late Night Club tonight.
In spite of failing health that caused her to use a wheelchair, Odetta performed 60 concerts in the last two years, singing for 90 minutes at a time. Her singing ability never diminished, Yeager said.
First coming to prominence in the 1950s, she influenced Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and other singers who had roots in the folk music boom.
Odetta called on her fellow blacks to “take pride in the history of the American Negro” and was active in the civil rights movement. When she sang at the March on Washington in August 1963, “Odetta’s great, full-throated voice carried almost to Capitol Hill,” The New York Times wrote.
She was nominated for a 1963 Grammy awards for best folk recording for “Odetta Sings Folk Songs.” Two more Grammy nominations came in recent years, for her 1999 “Blues Everywhere I Go” and her 2005 album “Gonna Let It Shine.”
In 1999, she was honored with a National Medal of the Arts. Then-President Bill Clinton said her career showed “us all that songs have the power to change the heart and change the world.”
Do you remember the Thanksgiving when Paul Simon did this on SNL dressed in a turkey suit? Pretty dumb, but in retrospect now it’s making me laugh. Some great sax, horn, and piano in this version. This song is for me. Feel free to enjoy.
A wise friend once said to me: End each day with a smile.
Traveling Wilburys: The End of the Line
. . . remember to live and let live.
George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and the late, great Roy Orbison.
Need more Wilburys? Watch Handle With Care.