Singing the old blues: Saint Louis sessions

Photo by Thomas Callahan

Photo by Thomas Callahan

Photo by Thomas Callahan

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Songs 1,4 & 5 were written, originally performed and recorded by Charley Patton; 2,3 by Blind Willie Mc Tell; 6 to 12 by leadbelly

Posted Monday, November 15, 2010 in Old World Ditties | 4 responses

Hit the road, Jack! (part two)


Today, visit at the Pipe Spring Monument Visitor Center and Cultural Museum of the Kaibab band of Paiute indian, Arizona. My guides are my new friends, Montana, host of the campground where I am staying, and ben Pekuwitz, park ranger and Medicine Man.

Posted Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Stories from the road | 1 comment

Hit the road, Jack! (part one)


The beginning of a long (hopefully) car ride through smaller towns across America, on a shoe-string budget. I’m hoping to find gigs and being able to do some busking to make a little money. They say there are a lot of freaks out there…but there are a lot of good people too. I left Los Angeles around 9 that morning and started filming at the fork formed by interstate 15 and 40.

Posted Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Stories from the road | 4 responses

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Live Shows | Add a comment

You’re a Free Bird

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Recorded in New York at Ground Control Studio by Murray Trider. With Sim Cain on drums.
Produced by Murray Trider, Diako Diakoff and Geoffray Barbier. Special Thanks to John Bosch .

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Old World Ditties | Add a comment

Halleluyah by HAPPY MONDAYS

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If this doesn’t make ya shake your stuff,
I don’t know what will.

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in DJ Set | Add a comment

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Banana Split by LIO

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I was 14 and I froze before the TV set while Lio was jumping up and down on the screen.
Right after the song ended I suddenly had to run upstairs to my room.

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in DJ Set | 1 comment

Birmingham Jail by LEADBELLY

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Some people likes to dwell on Leadbelly’s criminal record. Others made profit out of it by making him wear a striped prisoner’s outfit to promote his music, although he had been long out of jail, had a job and was married. Kids loved him and he loved them back.
I think some people should just listen to him sing and play his 12-strings guitar.

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in American Classics, Roots | 8 responses

Funky Called Madina by TONE LOC

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Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in DJ Set | 1 comment