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A Happy St Patrick’s Day Double Dose Of Irish Blues




The first half of our St Patrick’s Day Double Dose Of Irish Blues Comes From Gary Moore …




Gary Moore & Friends: Don’t Believe A Word – Old Grey Whistle Test








Uploaded on Feb 6, 2011

” Gary Moore & Friends (pretty much Thin Lizzy tbf) perform ‘Don’t Believe a Word’ on television program ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’. This is my favourite performances of one of my favourite songs, probably top five. Performance also includes Gary Moore infamously flipping off the camera.

R.I.P. Gary Moore.

R.I.P. Phil Lynott

R.I.P. Cozy Powell “




And the second Irish master of the Blues , none other than Rory Gallagher …




Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues




Uploaded on May 2, 2006

” Played in France in 1980. It’s the same concert as “off the handle” is played 😀














In Honor Of Rory Gallagher’s Birthday We Offer Up A Double-Header Of Blues From The Great One Himself 




Rory Gallagher – Live At Montreux – Part 1



Published on Jun 30, 2012

” Rory Gallagher – Live At Montreux – Part 1

Rory Gallagher live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1975.
Line up:
Rory Gallagher (guitar)
Gerry Mac Avoy (bass)
Rod De Ath (drums)
Lou Martin (keyboards) “


Thanks to Giuseppe di gennaro for the playlist 

” Fantastic track list :
1. Tattoo’d Lady (1975) 
2. Garbage Man (1975) 
3. Cradle Rock (1975) 
4. I’m Torn Down (1975) 
5. Laundromat (1975)
6. Bad Penny (1985)       00:35:48
7. Moonchild (1985)
8. Banker’s Blues (1985) 
9. Philby (1985)
10. Big Guns (1985) 
11. I Take What I Want (1977)   01:14:11
12. Calling Card (1977)         01:20:44
13. Secret Agent (1977)       01:27:54
14. Bought And Sold (1977)  01:34:00
15. A Million Miles Away (1977)  01:39:50
16. Do You Read Me (1977)  01:47:55
17. Pistol Slapper Blues (1977)  01:53:43
18. Shin Kicker (1979)           01:57:45
19. The Last Of The Independents (1979) 02:03:00
20. The Mississippi Sheiks (1979)    02:09:17
21. Too Much Alcohol (1979)           02:15:00
22. Shadow Play (1979)              02:20:05





Rory Gallagher – Live At Montreux – Part 2







Published on Jun 30, 2012

” Rory Gallagher – Live At Montreux – Part 2

Rory Gallagher live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1975.
Line up:
Rory Gallagher (guitar)
Gerry Mac Avoy (bass)
Rod De Ath (drums)
Lou Martin (keyboards)

Also Rory Gallagher live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1994. “



And again thanks to Giuseppe di gennaro

” 01. Pistol Slapper Blues (1975)   00:00:18
02. Too Much Alcohol (1975)      00:03:26
03. Out On The Western Plain (1977)   00:08:55
04. Medley: Barley And Grape Rag, Pistol Slapper Blues, Going To My Hometown (1977) 
05. Walking Blues (1985)          00:25:05
06. Continental Op (1994)         00:33:10
07. Moonchild (1994)                00:39:10
08. I Wonder Who (1994)          00:44:15
09. The Loop (1994)                  00:52:40
10. Tattoo’d Lady (1994)            00:56:38
11. I Could’ve Had Religion (1994)   01:04:30
12. Ghost Blues (1994)             01:14:20
13. Out On The Western Plain (1994)  01:19:50
14. Medley: Amazing Grace, Walking Blues, Blue Moon Of Kentucky (1994) 
15. Off The Handle (1994)          01:37:30
16. Messin’ With The Kid (1994)  01:47:35
17. I’m Ready (1994)                  01:53:00














Here is an audio recording of Rory’s historic performance on the magical evening in September of 1974 .




Published on Jan 9, 2014

” Rory Gallagher 7th September 1974 Central Park New York.
This is the concert where Rory famously played Aerosmith off the stage. The crowd went into a frenzy after Rory (the opening act) left the stage. Aerosmith played for about 45 mins until their drummer was hit by a bottle and then they abruptly ended the show.
1. Messin’ With The Kid
2. Tattoo’d Lady
3. Early In The Morning
4. Cradle Rock
5. Just A Little Bit
6. Walk On Hot Coals
7. Laundromat
8. Hands Off
9. Bullfrog Blues “










Dave Hannigan

In the late summer of 1974, a New York brewery called Schaefer’s organised an outdoor music festival at the auditorium in Central Park. Over the course of 12 nights, locals were afforded the opportunity to see a whole host of acts, covering all musical tastes. From Ray Charles to Lynyrd Skynyrd, from The Pointer Sisters to Bad Company, the line-up each evening ran the gamut of some of the most popular outfits of the time. On September 7th, the last night of the run, the bill was topped by Aerosmith and the warm-up act was one Rory Gallagher.

Wearing his standard uniform of jeans, denim jacket and a check shirt, Gallagher took the stage in front of a crowd who’d paid $1.50 and $2.50 to be there and he seemed determined to give them value for money.

“It’s quite a few months since we were here,” said Gallagher as he…

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Rory Gallagher At The SDR Festival, Stuttgart,1994




Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011

” Rory Gallagher At The SDR Festival, Reitstadion,1994
Runtime 1:11:48

I Wonder Who
The Loop/Resurrection Shuffle
Tattoo’d Lady
Bye Bye Bird/Ghost Blues
Out On The Western Plain
Walkin’ Blues/Don’t Think Twice
Shadow Play “

















Uploaded on May 2, 2006

” Played in France in 1980. It’s the same concert as “off the handle” is played”





Muddy Waters & Rory Gallagher [ 1 ] ~ Tribute ( Electric Chicago Blues 1972)





Published on Apr 21, 2014

” From the album ”The London Muddy Waters Sessions” 1972
Track List
”Who’s Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I’m Gone”
”Key To The Highway”
”I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town”
*Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners.
The videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.
No Copyright infringement intended!
All rights go to their rightful owners.
I do not own the rights of the music. “

Daily Video 1.29.14

Albert King – As The Years Go Passing By Live In Montreaux With Rory Gallagher














Rory Gallagher Live At The Beat Club ” Hands Up “







Uploaded on Nov 10, 2008

” Rory Gallagher : Barley And Grape Rag Live Essen 1977″




Three Classic Acoustic Numbers From Rory Gallagher




Uploaded on Mar 28, 2009

” One of the last great concerts of Rory Gallagher in 1994. Here 3 truly outstanding acoustic songs, performed live at Montreux, accompanied by Harp player Mark Feltham and Béla Fleck on the Banjo. Doesn’t get any better than this. Stomp your feet and enjoy! “







Rory Gallagher-Etta James-Muddy Waters Live At Montreux



Taste – Wee Wee Baby

Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher And Larry Carlton

    Today March 2 is the birthdate of two of the greatest guitarists to ever live : Rory Gallagher who , had he lived would have been celebrating his 65th birthday today and Larry Carlton who turns 65 . Happy Birthday to them both and thank you for your tremendous contributions to the world of music .

Rory Gallagher 

Mar 02, 1948 – Jun 14, 1995

Tore Down – Germany 1971/72


” Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; his father, Daniel, was employed by the Irish Electricity Supply Board, who were constructing a hydro-electric power plant on the Erne River above the town. The family moved, first to Derry City, where his younger brother Dónal was born in 1949, and then to Cork, where the two brothers were raised, and where Rory attended the North Monastery School. Their father had played the accordion and sang with the Tir Chonaill Ceile Band whilst in Donegal; their mother Monica was a singer and acted with the Abbey Players in Ballyshannon. The Theatre in Ballyshannon where Monica once acted is now called the Rory Gallagher Theatre.

Both sons were musically inclined and encouraged by their parents. At age nine, Gallagher received his first guitar from them. He built on his burgeoning ability on ukulele in teaching himself to play the guitar and perform at minor functions. After winning a talent contest when he was twelve, Gallagher began performing in his adolescence with both his acoustic guitar, and an electric guitar he bought with his prize money. However, it was his purchase three years later of a 1961 Fender Stratocaster for £100 that became his primary instrument and most associated with him for the span of his lifetime.[7]

Gallagher was initially attracted to skiffle after hearing Lonnie Donegan on the radio. Donegan frequently covered blues and folk performers from the United States. He relied entirely on radio programs and television. Occasionally, the jazz programs from the BBC would play some blues numbers, and he slowly found some song books for guitar, where he found the names of the actual composers of blues pieces. While still in school, playing songs by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, he discovered his greatest influence in Muddy Waters. Subsequently, Gallagher began experimenting with folk, blues, and rock music. Unable to find or afford record albums, Gallagher stayed up late to hear Radio Luxembourg and AFN where the radio brought him his only exposure to the actual songwriters and musicians whose music moved him most.[8] Influences he discovered, and cited as he progressed, included Woody GuthrieBig Bill Broonzy, and Lead Belly. Initially, Gallagher struck out after just an acoustic sound.[7] Singing and later using a brace for hisharmonica, Gallagher taught himself to play slide guitar. Further, throughout the next few years of his musical development, Gallagher began learning to play alto saxophonebassmandolinbanjo, and the coral sitar with varying degrees of proficiency.[9] By his mid-teens, he began experimenting heavily with different blues styles.[10] “

Tattoo’d Lady live 1975

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher Buddha Records
Deuce Buddha Records
Live! In Europe
Live! In Europe Buddha Records
Blueprint Buddha Records
Tattoo Buddha Records
Irish Tour 1974
Irish Tour 1974 Capo Records
Against the Grain
Against the Grain Eagle / Eagle Records
Calling Card
Calling Card Buddha Records
Photo-Finish Buddha Records / Capo Records
Top Priority
Top Priority Buddha Records
Stage Struck
Stage Struck Capo / Capo Records
Jinx Buddha Records
Defender Buddha Records
Fresh Evidence
Fresh Evidence Buddha Records
1989 That’s Original Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings
1992 Calling Card, Pts. 1-2 Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings
1992 The Bullfrog Interlude Castle Music Ltd.
No User Ratings

Nadine 1986


Rest In Peace Rory 


Happy Birthday Larry Carlton 

“Cold, Cold” – with Robben Ford


” Carlton was born in Torrance, California. He started learning to play guitar when he was six years old, studying under Slim Edwards near his Torrance home. Taking an interest in jazz while at high school, his playing style was influenced by Joe PassWes MontgomeryBarney Kessel, and B.B. King. Saxophonist John Coltrane has also made a notable impression on Carlton, and Carlton’s live albums have featured cuts from Miles Davis‘ Kind of Blue.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Carlton was a session musician in Los Angeles, making up to five hundred recordings a year, including albums by Steely DanJoni MitchellBilly JoelMichael JacksonQuincy JonesThe Four TopsChristopher CrossBarbra Streisandthe Partridge Family, and Charly García‘s Clics Modernos. His guitar work on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” from their 1976 LP The Royal Scam has been listed as the third best guitar solo on record by Rolling Stone Magazine. From 1971 to 1976 he played with the jazz-rock group The Crusaders. In 1977 he signed with Warner Bros. Records for a solo career. In 1979 he played guitar on Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall. Although still relatively unknown outside his fan-base, Carlton produced six albums from 1978 to 1984, during which his adaptation of Santo Farina‘s “Sleepwalk” climbed the pop and adult contemporary charts and his 1983 LP Friends garnered a Grammy nomination. In 1979, Carlton appeared on the Grammy award winning, self-titled, debut album by Christopher Cross. Guitar great Eric Johnson also played on that same album.

His solo career took a twist in 1985 when he signed with MCA Master Series for an acoustic jazz album. The result was Alone / But Never Alone, which included a rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer“. During this time Carlton worked with musicians from around the world, including Japanese guitarist Hideshi Takatani. From 1985 to 1990 Carlton did various solo projects including the 1986 liveLast Nite. He won another Grammy for his cover of the McDonald/Abrams song “Minute by Minute,” from the successful LP Discovery.”

Larry’s Blues

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
With a Little Help from My Friends
With a Little Help from My Friends Edsel
No User Ratings
Playing/Singing Edsel
No User Ratings
1977 Larry Carlton: Live MCA
No User Ratings
Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton MCA Jazz / GRP
1979 Mr. 335 Live in Japan
Sleepwalk MCA Jazz / GRP
Strikes Twice
Strikes Twice MCA Jazz / MCA
Eight Times Up
Eight Times Up Wounded Bird
Friends MCA Jazz / MCA
Last Nite
Last Nite MCA
Alone/But Never Alone
Alone/But Never Alone MCA
No User Ratings
Discovery MCA
Christmas at My House
Christmas at My House MCA
No User Ratings
On Solid Ground
On Solid Ground GRP/Impulse! / Universal
Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves GRP
Renegade Gentleman
Renegade Gentleman GRP
Best One
Best One Universal/MCA
No User Ratings
Larry & Lee
Larry & Lee GRP / Universal / Universal Distribution
Gift GRP / Universal
Fingerprints Warner Bros.
2000 Words + Music Warner Bros.
No User Ratings
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka Favored Nations Records
Deep into It
Deep into It Warner Bros.
Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Blue Bluebird RCA / RCA
Fire Wire
Fire Wire Bluebird
I Hear Angels Calling
I Hear Angels Calling 335
No User Ratings
Live In Tokyo
Live In Tokyo 335
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions Sony BMG
No User Ratings
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia 335
Take Your Pick
Take Your Pick 335
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1 335
No User Ratings
Unplugged 335
335 Blues Master Class
335 Blues Master Class 335
No User Ratings
335 Improv Master Class
335 Improv Master Class 335
No User Ratings
Carrying You MCA
No User Ratings
Hello Tomorrow MCA
No User Ratings
Les Incontournables du Jazz WM France
No User Ratings
Minute by Minute MCA
No User Ratings
Smiles and Smiles to Go MCA
No User Ratings

Burnable – Live Performance


Happy Birthday Larry Carlton


Rory Gallagher : I Take What I Want

Rory Gallagher : Barley And Grape Rag

Rory Gallagher – Blues

Going To My Hometown – Montreux 1977