Happy Birthday to Mavis Staples—a true national treasure. Been listening to one of my all-time favorite performances (from Martin Scorsese's documentary "The Last Waltz") to celebrate.
Sadly this was never released because Liam was absent with a "sore throat." Noel channels the resulting frustration into an energetic performance.
This is all I've been listening to at my desk lately.
I knew this show took place because "Linger" was included on my Very Best of MTV Unplugged import, but I'd always wondered what became of the full recording. Glad to learn it wasn't lost to time and bootlegs.
(Yes, Vimeo... but I found it after following several YouTube rabbit trails. And the quality is much better.)
Arnold McCuller, Bobby King, Terry Evans, and Willie Green, Jr., bring the cold-war gospel.
From Les Blank's "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball," shot at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA, on March 25, 1987.
Eldrich King, Terry Evans, and Bobby King, ladies and gentlemen...
From BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test. Year unknown.