(2013/Norton) 16 tracks (44:57) Sixteen heartfelt country weepers about the JFK assassination! Includes two Hasil Adkins songs plus the legendary Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine by Homer Henderson! Also available on translucent grassy knoll green vinyl !
(2015/Klondike) 9 tracks, digitally remastered ´´Nobody know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more frien s and sung more songs than the fellow you´re about to meet right now. He´s got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin´´ Jack Elliott.´´ Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969. It´s an endearment that has stuck close to the iconic Jack Elliott throughout his career and ten years later, we find the original ramblin´ troubadour on the receiving end of yet further applause at the legendary Keystone Palo Alto. Before the onset of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin, Ramblin´ Jack Elliott had picked it up and passed it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits and Bonnie Raitt, the queuing icons all pay homage to Elliott, the greatest living, ramblin´ troubadour who carries the seeds of story and song from one generation to the next. This performance allows another invaluable insight into not only his musical career, but also his life and it would be impossible to imagine anyone not wanting to share in it. Klondike proudly presents the entire, original KFAT-FM broadcast of Ramblin´ Jack Elliott´s performance at the Keystone Club, Palo Alto, CA from 12´´ November 1979. Professionally re-mastered original FM broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos. A rare delight for fans of real roots music!
(2B1 Records/1999) 11 tracks Original Wailers organist-keyboardist Earl `Wya´ Lindo is still bubbling with his trademark funky syncopated peculating playing. He has been through it all too, from his early days at Coxsone Dodd´s Studio One (Jamaica´s Motown). an uncountable number of recording sessions with every star Jamaica has to offer, to his unification with the Wailers where he has remained through all of it´s incarnations. Al Anderson is the United States born blues rock reggae guitarist who has been with the Wailers from the days of the Natty Dread, it was his auditions for the Natty Dread album that captured Bob´s ear and drew his encouragement to ´Just Play The Blues´. Al´s guitar sound is a note bending soulful skank that can burn through heavy metal with blistering solos and smolder into colorful jazz chords. The dynamic new vocalist for the legendary Wailers, known affectionately as the Young Lion, is Elan Attias, a United States born. Israeli raised, Los Angeles based. self taught singer that speaks three dif-ferent languages and several dialects. Al Anderson discovered the Young Lion singing in the back seat of a car, he was brought in for an audition. The Young Lion has never had any formal vocal training but has always loved Bob´s music and knew every word by heart. The audition/debut was so naturally impressive that he was hired and began immediately touring with the Wailers to rave reviews. often being mistaken as one of Bob´s sons. The Young Lion´s vocals have a soulfully raw, guttural sweetness, that can wail with the best of them and adheres to Marley´s lyrics like they were his own. By the time the Wailers hit the stage, the entire audience was on it´s feet, shouting, chanting and skunk-ing. The Young Lion and the Wailers answered the call by giving it all to them, churning up hit after hit, interspersed with a few varieties of songs that Bob never performed live in concert. ´Guiltiness´, the hauntingly poignant piece from the Exodus album, ´Rat Race´ from Rastaman Vibration and the song the Wailers recorded just as a single on news of the passing of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. ´Jah Live´, which had new life breathed into by the Young Lion´s exuberant bouncing. skanking and cajoling of the audience into repeated cheers, screams, shouts, sing-a-longs and lighters flashing. Hear the Young Lion riff from the ominous ´Heathen´ into ´Heart of a Lion´, the Lyrics of dance hall king Shabba Ranks, he chants ´Exodus´ and medleys it into Punky Reggae Party´. that he then riffs into a ´Roots Reggae Party´. dubbing out the punky. ´Get Up, Stand Up´ is given a new updated arrangement with some slinky/kinky Al Anderson jazz fusion chord progression. It is so good to hear the Wailers in this pivotal juncture in their long and winding career, as they move forward with new transitions on traditions, documenting the spine tingling vibes of their live performance with an awesome (every time) 2b1 recording.