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RARE YOUTUBE REDEEMING QUALITY - THE WEIGHT July 10 2016

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.

 

 

-Sam

 

RARE YOUTUBE REDEEMING QUALITY - OASIS UNPLUGGED January 15 2016

Sadly this was never released because Liam was absent with a "sore throat." Noel channels the resulting frustration into an energetic performance.

 

 

 

-Sam

 

RARE YOUTUBE REDEEMING QUALITY - THE CRANBERRIES UNPLUGGED (FULL SHOW) December 08 2015

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.)

 

-Sam

 

 

RARE YOUTUBE REDEEMING QUALITY - "JESUS HITS LIKE THE ATOM BOMB" September 06 2015

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.

 

The Soul Stirrers also recorded this tune, but the above arrangement is closer to that of The Pilgrim Travelers.

 

-Sam

 

RARE YOUTUBE REDEEMING QUALITY - "DARK END OF THE STREET" August 05 2015

Eldrich King, Terry Evans, and Bobby King, ladies and gentlemen...

 

 

From BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test. Year unknown.

 

-Sam