The Rolling Stones’ official YouTube channel has been great as of late since the band’s representatives started filling the channel with pro-shot videos of live performances, interviews, backstage footage, MTV-style music videos and more goodies from throughout the years. For the latest share, a documentary-style clip about Bonnie Raitt’s sit-in with Mick and the band on Shine A Light at Vancouver’s BC Place on November 25th, 2006 has surfaced.
Raitt talks about her long history with the band and Jagger discusses how he originally wrote the song in the four minute clip. Bonnie’s voice fits the tune like a glove. Here’s a look at the mini-doc…
Move over indie bands, legacy acts are trying to make sure that you don’t forget about them in 2012. This year we’ve already seen high quality releases from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen and Leonard Cohen, and tomorrow we’ll see that trend continue as Bonnie Raitt will put out her latest studio album Slipstream. The 12-track covers-heavy affair will be Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer’s first new record in seven years, and will also serve as the debut album for her own label, Redwing Records. Late last week Raitt released the music video for that album’s first single, a cover of the Gerry Raftery classic Right Down The Line. Let’s check it out…
Bonnie Raitt will make a slew of national television appearances this week, and will officially kick off the first leg of her North American tour on Tuesday, May 1, at the Events Center at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma.
Thanks in part to her ubiquitous 1991 hit single Something To Talk About, Bonnie Raitt became one of the biggest selling female artists of the late ’80s/early ’90s, but it took the blues singer-songwriter nearly 20 years and 10 albums to finally get the attention and big break that she deserved. On April 10, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer will release her 16th studio album, Slipstream, her first in seven years and the debut album for her own label, Redwing Records. The 12-track record, which Raitt self-produced with some help from Joe Henry, is a cover heavy affair featuring tracks from Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright III and Gerry Rafferty. Raitt has lined up a theater heavy tour in support of the album, which kicks off on May 1 at the Event Center at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla. and includes high profile stops at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest (5/6) and New York’s Beacon Theater (6/20), and features both Marc Cohn and Mavis Staples holding down the opening slot.
If you’re not into a night with Bonnie Raitt’s brand of blues-rock, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
A song that shows up pretty high on a number of greatest songs of all time lists, I Can’t Make You Love Me was recorded in 1991 by Bonnie Raitt for the album Luck Of The Draw. HT fave Bruce Hornsby contributed piano work to the original and has covered the tune in concert. Many artists have added their own spin to I Can’t Make You Love Me over the years. I meant to cap this at ten, but somehow an eleventh snuck in. Enjoy.
Artist: Adele Album: Live At The Royal Albert Hall The Skinny: 2011 has been quite the year for Adele. Her second album, 21, is enjoying major crossover success (I like it, my sister likes it, my Dad likes it), and this has drawn attention to her first album, 19, which also frequently appears in the Top 10 charts despite being released two years ago. In addition to her studio efforts, her CD/DVD release Live at the Royal Albert Hall is also a major hit. Be sure to check out her cover of Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan as well which is available on both 19 and the live release.
As far as this performance, it’s sung over just piano accompaniment and it is stellar.
Last week HT fave Bon Iver shared Calgary, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled sophomore album. A vinyl release of Calgary features a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me as the B-side and last night we got to hear Justin Vernon’s version of the tune when he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Accompanied only by a piano, Vernon lit into I Can’t Make You Love Me as well as Raitt’s Nick of Time and a bit of A Song For You by Leon Russell. Ever since coming on the scene Bon Iver has been shaking up the way performers are “supposed” to do things. Performing a cover medley instead of his current single on late night TV is just the type of move we appreciate.
I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The good news is we’re about to peep a video of Bonnie Raitt singing Dirty Work with Steely Dan at Shoreline back in 2006. The bad news is that the clip only contains about half of the song and there’s an annoying woman yapping next to the camera-person. That being said, you can still get a feel for what an amazing job Raitt does with the tune despite the quality of the clip…
This Thursday and Friday former Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed will take up residence at the soon to be rechristened Gramercy Theater for two nights of fully improvised music inspired by his 1975 album Metal Machine Music which is being billed as A Night Of Deep Noise. Joining Reed for these special shows to form the the Metal Machine Trio will be Ulrich Kreiger on tenor sax and live-electronics as well as Sarth Calhoun on live processing and Fingerboard Continuum. Tickets for both nights are currently on-sale.
If you’re not into a night of Lou playing some dissonant noise rock, than maybe you’ll want to hit one of these recently announced tours…
Finally, with Bonnaroo less then two months away, the event’s producers have announced that David Byrne will become the first artist to curate a stage at the fest. The former Talking Heads front man, who will be performing the Songs Of David Byrne & Brian Eno at the ‘Roo on June 12, will host a Friday evening bill where he has invited the following acts to play – Santigold, The Dirty Projectors, Ani DiFranco, St. Vincent and Katzenjammer. In other Byrne news, the New York City resident will also play a relatively free show (there is a $3 suggested donation at the door) for the opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn on June 8 at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
Though the contests are still very close, we’re going to call The Seeker for Pearl Jam and All Of My Love for Ween. Now that’s cleaned up, we’ll move on to this week’s edition which looks at Burning Down The House.
Remember Pop-Up Video? It appears MTVMusic.com has these up for free streaming now – awesome. I was inspired to to pick this song after seeing David Byrne’s production last week in New Bedford at the Zeiterion Theater. A fantastic, almost too perfect, production complete with beautiful vocal harmonies, choreography and cult-like matching white outfits for all onstage.
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This week’s edition features a song so fantastic that dudes in many bands have no problem whatsoever citing the opening lyrics, “I am an old woman named after my mother”. Three-chord songs really are a thing of beauty. Wikipedia tells me that, Songwriter Harlan Howard once said “All you need to write a country song is three chords and the Truth.”
That’s all that original performerJohn Prine has here, and it is most certainly was an instant classic. Let’s take a look at a few renditions after the jump.
In re-reading a bunch of my previous columns, I’ve noticed the ladies haven’t gotten enough love (yes, an intentional double entendre). I certainly didn’t intend for the oversight, seeing as women fucking rock. So this edition of Grousing The Aisles focuses on five acts that are led by women. Long live Vagina!
Every note Bonnie Raitt sings or plays has an incredibly sexy yet raw tone. She is an intense performer who empties the tank at every gig. Before Raitt hit the big time with the success of Nick of Time, the Queen of Blues headed out on tour with an incredible backing band featuring Ivan Neville in 1985. This show from the Santa Cruz County Fair sounds incredible and features scorching renditions of Tell Me Something Good, Lively Up Yourself and Love Me Like A Man. Oh the things I’d do to Bonnie Raitt, the sexiest 57-year-old alive.
Read on for more GTA from Joplin, Krauss, Norah and Donna the Buffalo…