Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sights and Sounds: Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones, Glen Campbell

News rarely gets more exciting than this. Word just in that a new DVD release will feature a legendary performance that teamed blues great Muddy Waters with the Rolling Stones. Read on...

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones 'Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981' set for release on July 10

Leave it to Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world’s leader in visual music, to come up with a rare gem of rock’n’roll and blues history. July 10 is the street date for the DVD and special two-disc DVD/CD package of Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981. Additionally, this delectable slice of American History will also be released as a DVD/2LP vinyl set on September 11, 2012.

On November 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones were criss-crossing America on one of their mammoth tours when they had a night off in Chicago, Illinois. What to do? The decision was a no-brainer. Muddy Waters (1915-1983) was in town that night performing at his own juke-joint, The Checkerboard Lounge. It didn’t take long before The Master called up to the stage his students, vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarists Ron Wood and Keith Richards and piano player Ian Stewart. The four Stones wound up jamming with Muddy and his band to the absolute delight of the lucky patrons there that night and, man, they raised the roof.

It was all caught on camera and recorded for posterity.

Now, with the advantage of DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo, mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this 90-minute wang-dang-doodle has been lovingly preserved for the ages. Add Buddy Guy, Junior Wells (1934-1998), and other musicians into the equation and the sum of these parts is not only greater than the whole but worth salivating over. Heretofore only available as a bootleg, this is the complete package that will have musicologists buzzing.



1) Sweet Little Angel

2) Flip Flop And Fly

3) Muddy Waters Introduction

4) You Don’t Have To Go

5) Country Boy

6) Baby Please Don’t Go

7) Hoochie Coochie Man

8) Long Distance Call

9) Mannish Boy

10) Got My Mojo Working

11) Next Time You See Me

12) One Eyed Woman

13) Baby Please Don’t Go (Instrumental)

14) Blow Wind Blow

15) Champagne & Reefer


1) Introduction Instrumental

2) You Don’t Have To Go

3) Baby Please Don’t’ Go

4) Hoochie Coochie Man

5) Long Distance Call

6) Mannish Boy

7) Got My Mojo Working

8) Next Time You See Me

9) One Eyed Woman

10) Blow Wind Blow

11) Champagne & Reefer

Visit Eagle Rock Entertainment's official Web site more more information.

Watch Glen Campbell's new music video for 'A Better Place'

Just wanted to share this great new music video for Glen Campbell's song "A Better Place." Look closely and you'll see Josh Homme make a special appearance in the video as well. You can watch the video over at Youtube by clicking here.

Glen Campbell is currently trekking across the US on the final leg of his "Goodbye Tour" which began last year in support of his great final album, Ghost on the Canvas. This Sunday, June 24, 2012, the "Goodbye Tour" will hit Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl, an appropriate venue for a legend that looms as large as Campbell. One of my favorite bands Dawes will also perform. Check out upcoming tour dates at the link below:

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