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Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You

19 Apr

Stealers Wheel is an old 70s folk rock band from Scotland. Here is one of their hits from 1973, “Stuck In the Middle With You”. Enjoy!

Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You


Femi Kuti & Mos Def – Do Your Best

21 Mar

If you don’t know who Femi Kuti is, then you’re missing out on one of the still living legends from the 70s music era. Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician who has been making Afrobeat music since the late 70s. Afrobeat is a mixture of funk, jazz, African drumming, and chanting vocals, originating in Nigeria.

“Do Your Best” is one of my favorite songs by Femi because it has so many elements of music in it – singing, rapping by hip-hop legend Mos Def, various percussion drumming, brass sections, and jamming. The combination of all of these with the massive talent of Femi Kuti makes this song what it is. After seeing a live performance of Femi Kuti, I have become to appreciate this unique, almost tribal experience they have on stage. Check him out!

Femi Kuti & Mos Def – Do Your Best

Grateful Dead – Deal (Live)

4 Sep

The Grateful Dead were one of the greatest bands to play during the ’70s-’80s and essentially started the whole jam band style of music. Their live jams are legendary and wouldn’t happen without all the talent they had on the stage. Jerry Garcia was one of the main masterminds behind the band’s music, and here is one of his songs he wrote, “Deal”. It is a live recording from a show in Oakland, CA on July 24, 1987. It has the classic Dead feel to it with some awesome jamming. Enjoy!

Grateful Dead – Deal (Live)

The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

1 Aug

The Allman Brothers Band is a southern rock band from Florida that had some of the best musicians alive during the 70’s. The band has gone through lots of transformations with different members and music, but has produced great records since the late 60’s. They are most known for their live album At Filmore East, which is a live recording of a two day concert they had in the summer of 1971 in New York City. It is said to be one of the best live recordings ever made in history, and one of the greatest albums made of all time. The tune I have here, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, is my favorite from this record. I’ll let the song speak for itself.

Jam on!

The Allman Brothers Band – In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

The Clash – The Guns of Brixton

6 Jun

So I’m not really a Clash or 80’s punk expert, but I come across songs like this every once and a while and can’t help but notice how simple and well written it is. Enjoy.

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