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Listing: Burg-Waldeck Festival 1968
This book attempts to shed some light on Phil Ochs' activities during the historically rather important year of 1968. The essays deal with his performance at the Burg Waldeck festival, the events during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and his album Rehearsals for Retirement. In addition to photographs, newspaper articles and facsimiles, it also contains interviews given by Phil Ochs during his tour of Germany and Denmark.
Best Of Bluegrass 1959-66 (Buy Album)
During the late '50s and early '60s, the Newport Folk Festival was THE place to see folk, blues and country legends strut their stuff in front of a newly appreciative public, and this specially priced 3-CD set collects the best bluegrass performances by a host of big names, with 16 unreleased tracks! Includes Molly and Tenbrooks Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys; Man of Constant Sorrow Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys; Ballad of Jed Clampett Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys; Border Ride Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and more.
Much more than a nostalgia excursion, this CD stands as a critical document of late 20th century American culture. Don't expect a stodgy history lesson, however. The music from the 1963 festival is rousing and bell-clear. Jack Elliott gives a gutsy performance of "Diamond Joe" and Mississippi John Hurt's set is a triumph, especially the signature "Coffee Blues" and "See See Rider." The intimacy and excitement is palpable, even though much of the audience had never heard these songs, let alone seen this country-blues master. But it's the finale that's most remarkable, even if today it sounds surreal: Dylan and the folk elite--including Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary--singing "Blowin' in the Wind." An honestly moving moment, though not one that would last. --Roy Kasten
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 DVD (Buy Documentary)
Few performances in history are as legendary - or as controversial - as Bob Dylan's 1965 appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. In a single, galvanizing instant, Dylan plugged an entire generation in, forever changing not only the way the music was made, but the way it was heard. By putting you in the audience for Dylan's Newport performances from 1963 through that pivotal set in 1965, Academy Award®-winning director Murray Lerner's The Other Side Of The Mirror captures Dylan's metamorphosis from the folk family's best-kept secret to rock's fiercely confrontational poet who would electrify an entire nation and become the voice of his generation.
Playboy Jazz After Dark 2 (Buy Album)
The title Jazz After Dark II references late night seduction as conjured up in the slow, but purposeful, pace of ballads. The set's two discs are smartly divided into instrumentals and vocals. The thematic focus aligns a broad range of players from Chet Baker to Ella Fitzgerald. There are the classicists (Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington) and the modernists (Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk), with small combos and duets being the setting for them all. The vocal disc covers the greater span of years, with performances by contemporary singers (including Curtis Stigers, Karrin Allyson, and Peter Cincotti) alongside vintage tracks by some of their mentors and influences. --David Greenberger
Various artists - a historical collection to represent 4 decades of jazz
Tito Puente - Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Buy Album)
Tito Puente, the Puerto Rican king of the timbales, reigned as the master of Latin music for more than 50 years until he died in 2000. This live date at the Playboy Jazz Festival in 1994 captures the danced-charged electricity he released from the bandstand. Backed by a sizzling band of young Turks, Puente launches into his zesty, Cubop, mambo-motored, Latin-jazz-fused dance grooves. His swing on Hilton Ruiz's "New Arrival," which was also featured on the movie soundtrack Calle 54, highlights his skills on the vibraphone, while jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's standard "Little Sunflower" dances as well as trances. Only Puente could get more grooves out of the well-worn Mongo Santamaria standard "Afro-Blue." "Ti Mon Gi," his update of the famous percussion track "Ti Mon Bo" from the legendary '50s record Top Percussion, highlights the incredible conguero Giovanni Hidalgo. This CD brings back Tito Puente's magic and majesty. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
Tanglewood - 75th Anniversary Celebration DVD (Buy Documentary)
Listing: Berkshire Symphonic Festival 1937
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world's most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This celebration features Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, James Taylor, Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin.
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of Love (Vinyl) (Buy Album)
Listing: New York Pop 1970
Released in 1971, The Cry Of Love revealed the new music Hendrix had been preparing for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the ambitious double album the guitarist was working on at the time of his death. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available for the first time on CD, fans can own The Cry Of Love, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Listing: True World Order 1969
Based on the principles of Integral Yoga--living a life that is easeful, peaceful and useful - this very readable book presents the essential teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a practical, lucid guideto peaceful living. All aspects of life--physical, mental and spiritual--are covered. The presentation is light, lively and entertaining; the ideas, illuminating. A fountain of wisdom that readers return to again and again.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Buy Book)
Listing: True World Order 1969
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
The Science of Self-Realization (Buy Book)
Listing: Mantra-Rock Dance 1967
Self-realization explained. Through the interviews, lectures, essays, and letters of this book, Srila Prabhupada exhaustively explains how to practice yoga in the modern age. Topics include karma and reincarnation, superconsciousness, how to choose a guru, Krsna and Christ, and spiritual solutions to today's social and economic problems.
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Buy Book)
Listing: Mantra-Rock Dance 1967
The Bhagavad-gita is the main source-book on yoga and a concise summary of India's Vedic wisdom. Yet remarkably, the setting for this best-known classic of spiritual literature is an ancient Indian battlefield. At the last moment before entering battle, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder about the real meaning of his life. Why should he fight against his friends and relatives? Why does he exist? Where is he going after death? In the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krsna, Arjuna's friend and spiritual master, brings His disciple from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment. In the course of doing so, Krsna concisely but definitively explains transcendental knowledge; karma-yoga, jnana-yoga, dhyana-yoga, and bhakti-yoga; knowledge of the Absolute; devotional service; the three modes of material nature; the divine and demoniac natures; and much more. Bhagavad-gita As It Is is the largest-selling, most widely used edition of the Gita in the world.
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs Live at Sunbury '72 (Buy Album)
Listing: Sunbury Pop 1972
Originally recorded at the historic Sunbury Music Festival in 1972 by the loudest, hairiest blues-rock band Australia has ever known. This deluxe reissue is a digitally remastered digipak containing a 16 page booklet with rare photos and excellent liner notes.
Coachella - The Film (2006) (Buy Documentary)
Listing: Coachella Festival
Coachella, the feature length film based on America's premiere showcase for alternative, cutting-edge music, comes to DVD filled with one classic performance after another gathered from the 6-year history of the festival. The iconic headliners and forward-looking newcomers include Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Stripes and many more. Coachella: The Film is already taking its place beside concert epics such as Woodstock as the musical portrait of a generation.
Listing: Human Be-In 1967
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” and the revolutionary music of 1967. During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider’s look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond—in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer—through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scenemakers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.