Category: Art


Legendary Country Blues Guitarists

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

” This DVD collection presents some of the rarest footage of legendary Country Blues artists that we have been fortunate to find. The footage varies from hi-quality film to analog videos taped over 40 years ago. But above all, the music and performances are powerful and evocative. The sounds of Skip James, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Will Shade, Rev. Gary Davis and others on this 115 minute collection will give you shivers up your spine and get your feet tapping. This is the Country Blues of a time long past.

  Titles include: CHARLIE BURSE & WILL SHADE Kansas City Blues BIG BILL BROONZY Trouble In Mind, Backwater Blues SON HOUSE Talk about the Blues, So Hard To Love Someone SKIP JAMES Cherry Ball Blues SON HOUSE Sick and Bad Blues BUKKA WHITE Aberdeen Blues, Tombstone Blues, Brownsville Blues, REV. GARY DAVIS Blind Gary Davis – A Documentary by Harold Becker UNKNOWN ARTIST Take My Hand, Precious Lord, I’m Going Too RALPH WILLIS & WASHBOARD PETE SANDERS Dream I Had On My Mind, I’ve Been Living With The Blues, Midnight Special SAM CHATMON Sales Tax Blues, Outside Friend, Fishing Blues (Evil Jackson), Glad When You’re Dead MANCE LIPSCOMB I Want to Do Something for You, Alabama Jubilee HENRY JOHNSON Blood Red River WILLIE TRICE Be Your Dog, Run Here Gal, Poor Boy Long Ways From Home, Good Time Boogie, Sweet Sugar Mama, Stand and Welcome Jesus, When The Saints Go Marching In SON HOUSE & BUDDY GUY I Wish I Had My Whole Heart In My Hand

  Running Time: 115 minutes

  For details go to: http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/…  “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wynonie Harris-Don’t Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Dec 29, 2008

” Wynonie Harris, with his version of a song written by Hank Penny, Don’t Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Marks The Premiere Of The Three Part Mini-Series “Sons Of Liberty” From The History Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONS OF LIBERTY, the three-night, six-hour event, follows a defiant and radical group of young men–Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren–as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes(The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall(Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; andHenry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O’Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited our revolution. While many of their names have become legendary, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots. They were a new generation of young American men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence.”

 

 

 

Sons Of Liberty Quiz

 

 

 

” SONS OF LIBERTY is a dramatic interpretation of events that sparked a revolution. It is historical fiction, not a documentary. The goal of our miniseries is to capture the spirit of the time, convey the personalities of the main characters, and focus on real events that have shaped our past. For historical information about the Sons of Liberty and the dawning of the American Revolution, please read the Historian’s View section on history.com/sons. “

 

 

 

Sons of Liberty

 

 

 

    There is a wealth of information to be had on the upcoming show including more videos , actor biographies , historical data , infographics and much more if you visit the webpage .

 

  We applaud the History Channel for creating this event and feel that , regardless of the political biases that will undoubtedly reveal themselves to some faction(s) of the viewing public , any piece of widely received entertainment that fosters conversation about some of our defining moments as a people around the dinner table and water cooler is a great thing indeed .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These People Should Have Looked At Their Photos Before Posting Them Online

 

 

Just be glad it's the tree and not you.

 

 

” When you take a picture of yourself to share with the world, there are several important factors you must be aware of. You have to frame the image properly to include yourself in the picture. You have to make sure the flash is either on or off. Most importantly. you absolutely must make sure there isn’t anything embarrassing going on in the background for everyone to see. Otherwise, you might end up like these people. “

 

 

Poop pic!

 

 

    A word to the wise: don’t do your selfies on the “john” … LOL

 

 

    Viral Nova has more of these hilariously unedited photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Milton – Walking The Back Streets And Crying

 

 

 

Published on Sep 23, 2011

” A clip from Wattstax (1973)

Includes an interview and performance of “Waliking the Back Streets and Crying” by Little Milton.

Audio content belongs to UMG
video content belongs to Warner Bros”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saffire The Uppity Blues Women – Middle Aged Blues Boogie

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Jul 10, 2009

” Saffire the Uppity Blues Women
“Middle Aged Blues Boogie”
Hard Rock Cafe Stage
Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, ON
July 9, 2009 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siegel Schwall Band – I Think It Was The Wine

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on May 30, 2009

”  Corky Siegel- Harmonica/Piano/Vocals. Jim Schwall – Guitar/Vocals, The Legendary Sam Lay – Drums/Vocals, Rollo Radford – Bass/Vocals, Sambo Arthur Irby- Percussion’s, Drums, Vocals “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside The Best Vintage Car Discovery Ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

” $20 million worth of exquisite luxury cars were lost in a French barn for decades. We just found them.

  Like most people, car enthusiasts dream about treasure and usually, automotive treasure is found in a barn: an enthusiast’s collection of exotics abandoned in a dusty structure, left to the sparrows.”

 

 

 

 

 

” The Baillon Collection, coming up for auction on February 6th, is just that—a forgotten hoard of gorgeous European cars left for decades under open-sided sheds in southern France. Their owner, shipping magnate Roger Baillon, fell on hard economic times in the 1970s and was never able to build the automotive museum he had worked towards. Instead, his cars became a ghostly testament to the power of neglect. “

 

See the whole story with many more photos at Maxim.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Douglas, Actress – RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Donna Douglas, the actress, who has died aged 82, was best known for playing Elly May Clampett, the buxom backwoods tomboy in spray-on jeans, in the 1960s American sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

  In Donna Douglas’s subsequent career critics always measured her performances against the role, for which she won two Golden Globes. Yet she never minded being typecast, partly because her own life had been very similar to that of her television character. “Elly May was like a slice out of my life,” she said.

  She was born Doris Smith on September 26 1933 at East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where her family had lived for more than three generations. Her father worked at a local oil refinery while her mother was a former telephone operator. She attended the local Roman Catholic high school where she excelled at sport.

  Aged 16 she married Roland Bourgeois, a car parts salesman – although, as she later recalled, “all we had in common really was playing baseball and basketball”. They were divorced soon after the birth of a son in 1954.

  Three years later she won a “Miss New Orleans” beauty contest, which she had entered under the name Donna Douglas. Encouraged by this success she moved to New York, where her blonde good looks won her immediate work in a toothpaste commercial. By the early 1960s she was appearing in nationally-broadcast television variety spectaculars and taking small parts in series such as Whirlybirds, Dr Kildare and Route 66. She also had a part in Career, a film starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and in 1966 was the female lead in the Elvis Presley vehicle, Frankie and Johnny.”

 

The Telegraph has more 

 

 

    We regret to inform our readers that we are waaay behind the curve on this one since Ms Douglas passed on New Year’s day , a fact which was fittingly reported by various other news sources . That being said , we felt that we must do a post on the passing of another star from one of our favorite television series .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.”

 

 

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” He recently came across one of his biggest finds so far: 31 undeveloped rolls of film shot by a single soldier during World War II.”

 

 

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” Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor). “I know nothing about who shot the film or who it belonged to,” he says.”

 

PetaPixel has many more photos 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rory Block – In Concert

 

 

 

Uploaded on Aug 6, 2011

” You can download the full length video at http://www.video-4-download.com

  Experience the sensational blues artist Rory Block live in concert! Recorded in St. Louis’ historic Sheldon Concert Hall, this DVD video captures Rory’s soulful singing, dazzling guitar technique and openhearted communication with her delighted audience.

   In a riveting 15-song set, Rory plays renditions of classic Mississippi blues by seminal masters such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, and Buddy Boy Hawkins, as well as her own evocative and compelling originals.

  This complete performance features all the musical excitement that has made the four-time W. C. Handy Award-winning artist a favorite at festivals and concerts halls. She plays a sterling set of traditional and contemporary songs, each one with her distinctive vocals and powerful guitar style.

Tracklist:

  Preachin Blues, If I Had Posession Over Judgement Day, Terraplane Blues, Hawkins Blues, Titanic, Maggie Campbell Blues, Like a Shotgun, Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down, Lovin’ Whiskey, The Water is Wide, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat, Silver Wings, Mama’s Blues, Uncloudy Day “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘American Sniper’ Shatters Records With $90.2 Million Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “American Sniper” hit the bullseye, earning an astonishing $90.2 million in its debut weekend in wide release.

  It is now on pace to upend records for the Martin Luther King holiday and for the month of January, pulling in roughly $105 million over the four-day period. It’s also a new high-water mark for director Clint Eastwood, whose previous weekend record was the $29.5 million wide release opening for 2008’s “Gran Torino.” At 84, he’s still got it.

  For context’s sake, the previous top-grossing Martin Luther King weekend release was last year’s “Ride Along” with $48.6 million.

“ The movie has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. head of domestic distribution. “It tore apart the record book and not by a little. By an enormous amount.”

“ American Sniper” recently picked up Oscar nods for best picture and best actor for star Bradley Cooper, and the awards buzz only intensified interest in the film. The war drama was co-produced and co-financed by Village Roadshow for less than $60 million. Early projections had pegged a wide release debut in the $40 million range.”

 

Variety has the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Blue Live On Sighisoara Blues Festival

 

 

 

Uploaded on Apr 4, 2008

” Sugar Blue live on Sighisoara Blues Festival 2008 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘American Sniper’ Makes Eastwood’s Friday With $30.5M, Can It Hit $80M By Monday?

 

American Sniper Box Office

 

 

” Warner Bros. is reporting Friday at $30.5M for American Sniper - not only a January opening day record, but more than any Clint Eastwood film has ever made in a weekend. With a new batch of projections released this AM, studio B.O. analysts are seeing Warner Bros.’ American Sniper clearing $80M by Monday. Warner Bros. preferred not to comment on the lofty figures, which makes sense because it’s better to get another day under your belt as the weekend progresses and projections become more exact. All over town, executives are gobsmacked by the opening traction for this movie, the highest ever in Eastwood’s career, easily beating the wide 2009 expansion of his fierce drama Gran Torino which posted a FSS of $29.5M and a final domestic B.O. of $148.1M. 

  A combination of standard factors can be attributed to American Sniper‘s success: its A+ Cinemascore, six Oscar noms (including best picture, actor for Bradley Cooper), Eastwood’s pedigree, Cooper’s star power and sublime performance, not to mention Warner Bros.’ generating advance word of mouth with military screenings and veteran outreach.  The studio took great care in crafting TV spots that were emotionally relate-able and could break through at this time of year when there’s an onslaught of critically acclaimed titles vying for attention. Above all, many feel that the key reason why American Sniper is clicking with crowds of all ages and pulling infrequent moviegoers out the house, is because the true story a family-man war veteran truly connects with our culture at this point in time; especially with the everyday global horrors of war so close to home. “It felt like we opened against a Marvel movie,” remarked one studio executive about American Sniper‘s presence in the market, “the people portrayed in American Sniper — these are real life heroes to people in the same way that Marvel characters are heroes to fanboys.  But it’s the Marvel concept for adults.” “

 

Deadline has the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bessie Smith – Bessie Smith Sings More Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 8, 2015

” Bessie Smith – Bessie Smith Sings More Blues
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00:00 – Do Your Duty
03:23 – Careless Love
06:50 – Money Blues
10:03 – Empty Bed Blues
16:28 – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down
19:27 – On Revival Day
22:26 – Preachin’ the Blues
25:20 – Alexander’s Ragtime
28:21 – Wasted Life Blues
31:26 – Take Me for a Buggy Ride
34:03 – A Good Man Is Hard to Find
37:04 – Blue Spirit Blues
40:00 – Down Hearted Blues
43:29 – Gulf Coast Blues
46:36 – Sing Sing Prison Blues
49:43 – The St Louis Blues

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Albert Castiglia – Loan Me A Dime – Don Odells Legends

 

 

 

Published on May 15, 2013

” Albert Castiglia & his band return to Don Odells “Legends” on 5-1-13 while on his spring 2013 New England tour promoting songs for his soon to be released new albumAlbert and his band stopped by Don Odell’s Legends studio while on tour in New England. Please check out other shows by Ana Popovic, Jimmy Thackery, Joe Louis Walker, and many more and by subscribing you can be automatically notified of new videos when uploaded.Audio recorded and mixed by Jayce De Santis of Soundstream Media, Northampton, MA. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthie Foster At The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 29, 2014

” Ruthie Foster’s set at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, recorded September 27, 2014 by the WWOZ video team. – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wwoz-li… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Rush At Blues And BBQ Fest

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 19, 2014

” Bobby Rush at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, recorded October 19, 2014 – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wwoz-li… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Announced By Festivalgoers On Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Billy Joel and deadmau5 have been announced as headliners for the 2015 Bonnaroo festival in June.

  The British band will be back performing on the festival’s 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee after bassist Ted Dwane’s emergency brain surgery forced them to pull out of headlining in 2013.

  Farm favourites My Morning Jacket, who made Bonnaroo history in 2008 with a 35-song set late into the night, lead the supporting acts, including Slayer, Ben Folds, Alabama Shakes and Childish Gambino.

  Among a wealth of British acts on the bill are Robert Plant, Belle and Sebastian, Florence and the Machine and Jamie XX, while Courtney Barnett and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be making the trip from Australia.

  Festival organisers chose the unusual – some might say gimmicky – move of getting their fans to announce the lineup themselves. Instructed to call a free-phone number, each caller was given the name of one act appearing on the bill to share on social media using the hashtag #bonnaroo. “

 

The Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Post-Attack Issue Sells Out, eBay Bids Top $1,100

 

 

 

 

 

” What is being billed as “the survivors’ issue” of Charlie Hebdo will increase its record print run from 3 million to 5 million, distributor MLP said on Wednesday. Amid huge demand, copies of the issue also appeared on eBay in markets outside of France, with one auction on the U.K. version of the site reaching a price of more than $1,100.

  Across France there were lines as newsstands opened at 6 a.m. to get one of the historic issues, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad in cartoon form against a green background under the words “All Is Forgiven” and holding one of the now-ubiquitous “Je Suis Charlie” (“I Am Charlie”) signs on its cover.

  It had previously announced a 3 million print run.

  By 10 a.m., the issue was sold out across France, and the paper announced that an additional 2 million copies would be printed and delivered throughout the week, with an additional 1 million to be delivered to newsstands later in the day on Wednesday and an additional 500,000 each Thursday and Friday.

  The issue was designed to be on sale for eight weeks — though it’s expected not to last that long. The historic demand for the tiny satirical weekly follows the terrorist attack on its offices that killed 10 staff members and two police officers one week ago. The record 5 million print run is a huge jump from its typical weekly circulation of 60,000.”

 

The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otis Rush Live At San Francisco Blues Festival 1999

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 13, 2014

” Otis Rush – Live at San Francisco Blues Festival (1999)

Tracks :

01. I Wonder Why
02. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
03. It’s My Own Fault
04. 717
05. I Can’t Quit You Baby
06. I Got My Mojo Working

Line up :

Otis Rush – lead guitar, vocals
Willie Henderson – baritone sax
Carl Weathersby – tenor sax
Willie Woods – trombone
Marvin McFadden – trumpet
Lonely Fuller Jr. – bass
Lester Jordan – drums
Bobby Murry – guitar

Recorded 1999 at the San Franciso Blues Festival

Fuente : http://polloking2.blogspot.com.ar/ “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35 People Who Ruined These Statues In The Best Way Possible

 

 

 

” Where you see a statue, they see an opportunity for hilarity.”

 

 

Here’s another sample to start your day …

 

 

 

 

See the other 33 photos here and start your day with a smile …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers Ann Arbor 1974

 

 

 

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Charlie Hebdo’s First Post-Terrorism Cover Earns Widespread Praise

 

Source: www.liberation.fr

 

 

 

” Undeterred after previous depictions of Muhammad garnered threats from Islamic extremists, French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo was the site of a terrorist attack last week that left 12 dead. Despite the violent incident and worldwide attention it received, the outlet’s surviving staff members proved this week that even such a calculated attack will not cause them to retreat from their mission.

  Attorney Richard Malka spoke on behalf of the magazine ahead of the release of its first edition after the deadly incident.

“ We will not give in,” he said, “otherwise all this won’t have meant anything.”

  Monday’s edition supported Malka’s assertion and included a cover image depicting Muhammad shedding a tear while holding a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ banner

  The phrase , meaning “I am Charlie” in English, has been the rallying cry of free speech supporters around the world. Venerable American cartoon series The Simpsons included a scene featuring Maggie Simpson holding such a sign in its latest episode.

 

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