Aug 16, 2014

Outlaw Blues Tumblr Page

Tumblr just reaches more people.... so I'm going to post most of the Outlaw Blues stuff on there for a while... same blog... different pile. Pics, songs, dicks.

Check it out here:  Outlaw Blues on Tumblr

Jun 20, 2014

Otis Blackwell - Daddy Rollin' Stone (1953)

Otis Blackwell wrote a lot of big songs for Elvis, like All Shook Up and Don't Be Cruel, and wrote Great Balls Of Fire for Jerry Lee Lewis. Despite all that he said he never met Elvis. He made some great recordings on his own and this is one of them, a real strange, menacing track.

Blackwell's AllMusic bio

It's hard not to think of this Coasters track when I hear Daddy Rollin' Stone. Very similar vibe.

The Coasters - Down In Mexico (1956)

WAR - Outlaw (1982)

When everyone thinks of WAR, they think of "Lowrider" or "Spill The Wine". Those are great songs but this one has always been their party anthem. Hard not to get into.

And the Soul Train dance line takes on "Outlaw". Incredible.

The Stooges - Unfriendly World (2013)

From The Stooges already underrated Ready To Die record released last year with James Williamson back in the band on guitar. Nearly every song on the album is in my head at some point during the week but this slower one has been banging around for the last few days. At first I thought it sounded forced but I've changed my mind. The whole album grows on you if you're even a casual fan of old Stooges stuff.

The Stooges - Unfriendly World (2013)

Another fave from the album... very Raw Power-era sounding.. with a few more laughs.

The Stooges - Gun (2013)

Jun 7, 2014

Roy Orbison - Running Scared (Live 1988)

From the "Black And White Night" special that aired in '88. Watching this it's hard to understand how a guy standing so still can muster that much power. Makes you want to go through a wall or propose to your girl or both.

May 24, 2014

Bob Dylan - Ring Them Bells (Live 2002)

Bob Dylan - Ring Them Bells (Live 2002)

So many incredible things about this performance. But how about that guitar line at the 4:00 minute mark...

From the same year...

Bob Dylan - Cocaine Blues