Rollings Stones - Gimme Shelter - Live

This is the official promo for the Rolling Stones' 1998 single 'Gimme Shelter', a live version of their 1969 studio recorded release.

The video was filmed live at the Trans World Dome, St Louis, Missouri, on December 12 1997, on the Bridges To Babylon tour, and features long-term Stones backing singer Lisa Fischer on co-lead vocals.

'Gimme Shelter' was originally featured on the 1969 album Let It Bleed and was composed by Jagger/ Richards.

This version features Mick Jagger and Lisa Fischer on lead vocals, Keith Richards on guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ronnie Wood on guitar, Darryl Jones on bass, Chuck Leavell on piano, Bernard Fowler on backing vocals, Blondie Chaplin on backing vocals and percussion, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries on saxophone, Michael Davis and Kent Smith on horns.

Rolling Stones - 1997 Live Performance of Gimme Shelter

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Bob Marley - live at Amandla Music Festival

Music Television presents Bob Marley at the Amandla Festival 1979

Amandla - Festival of Unity, was a music festival held July 21, 1979, at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme and unity was between those who supported and celebrated the liberation of South Africa and also those who supported the on-going efforts of people in Boston to end racism locally, on the streets, within schools, places of work and within families.

This performance of Bob Marley and The Wailers is fantastic! There is a introduction by activist, Dick Gregory, that is peppered with political and social talk regarding issues of that moment in time. It's a piece of history that is classic if you are one of Dick Gregory's many fans. The music starts at the 15 minute 33 Second point. Turn it up, think, groove and enjoy! GC

Bob Marley & The Wailers - FULL CONCERT: 1 hour and 49 minutes

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Imagine | Playing For Change

A Message from our friends at Playing for Change:

In the beginning of 2010 the Playing For Change crew began work on a new Song Around the World, John Lennon's "Imagine." It has been an amazing year of production, taking the crew from the favelas of Brazil to the shrines of southern India, from villages in Nepal to the glittering urban landscape of Tokyo and New York, and beyond.

This song is the Playing For Change Foundation's gift to the world. The Playing For Change Foundation feels honored to have the blessing and generous support of Yoko Ono as music lovers around the world join together to launch the Power to the People campaign. The campaign seeks to advance John Lennon's vision of peace by engaging artists and audiences to contribute to music education programs worldwide. Proceeds raised will help build music schools, support teachers and music programs, purchase instruments, and connect schools for cross-cultural learning and conflict resolution across borders. Music IS the power: Power to the People.

To learn more about the PFC Foundation, the schools they are building, the lives they are touching, and how you can participate, please visit the Playing For Change Foundation's website at

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World Praying for Etta James

The most under rated soul singer in the world, Etta James, is very ill with a combination of leukemia, Hepatitis C and other condition. Doctors have labeled her condition as terminal.

Fans from around the world are saying their prayers in hopes of a miracle that can turn her health around.

Every time I hear her voice, it kills me. Songs like "I'd Rather Go Blind" is so superb that there are few words or descriptions that can do her work justice. Her brand of soul is pure perfection and raw emotion. GC

Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind

And, At Last. One of the greatest songs of all time, without a doubt.

Etta James - At Last (Live)

Glenn Fredly feat. Endah n Rhesa & Sandy Sondoro - Let's Say Love

Sandhy Sondoro, who is just one of the performers on this track and video is one of the most soulful Indonesian artists I have ever found. With a rich sounding voice similar to Michael McDonald with a little John Mellencamp mixed in, Sandhy is a brilliant love song writer who delivers tasty soul/pop performances all by himself with a guitar. Very happy to have come across this song this morning with some other Indo collaborators who are equally fantastic. Enjoy! GC

Black Dub

Black Dub is a musical collaboration that consists of soul girl Trixie Whitley on vocals and occasional guitar & piano, Brian Blade on drums, Daryl Johnson on bass, and the instigator of the project and the fantastic Daniel Lanois who writes the songs and plays guitar & piano.

Black Dub - I'd Rather Go Blind

Black Dub - Surely

Black Dub - I Believe In You

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Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain (rare recording)

This fantastic song written by Ann Peebles and her husband Don Bryant, has been covered by many greats. Here is one of the early live recordings of the song which was made during the making of her album titled Full Time Love.

Howard "Bulldog" Grimes was on Drums, Thomas Bingham on Guitar and Don Bryant on the Wurlitzer keyboard.

Nneka featuring Ziggy Marley & Eeday

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Anyone who has read from this blog, or the archive, knows of Nneka. Here is a track not available on iTunes U.S., but is available on iTunes in other markets. The track entitled "Express Yourself" features features Ziggy Marley & Eeday.

Last year, Nneka toured the U.S. opening for Ziggy Marley's brother Damian Marley. It's great to see the Marley clan has embraced Nneka's music. I feel that Bob Marley would surely appreciate Nneka for the messages she puts forth in most, if not all, of her songs. She is one of my top 5 favorite artists since I first heard her music! gc

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Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer

MusicTelevision.Com presents Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer

Fanfuckingtastic! That's all I have to say. GC

Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer (Official Mix)

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P.S. - If you find your cannot get enough of this song, you will enjoy this remix :)

Studio Killers - Ode To The Bouncer (Jack The Video Ripper vs Manhattan Clique Remix)

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Nneka - THIS IS "IT"

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There is no better way to describe Nneka than to simply say she has "it".

Her songs are and lyrics are deep and complicated. They personify an independent voice and rebel spirit that challenges the status quo where greed and corruption in her native Nigeria and throughout the world is rampant. Right out of the box, in the feel and groove department, she has that "it" thing too. It's one of the main ingredients.

What separates Nneka from most of the rest in the supposed top tier is that her songs dig hard to say something important. This leads me to wonder why she is not in the top tier, yet.  I long for the day that she and artists like her are the top tier that exists. Perhaps in due time, substance will trump bling.

Her songs weave in and out from what seem like love songs at first, into geopolitical humanitarian statements often pointed at unnamed political leaders. At least her songs naturally conjure thoughts of certain leaders without even mentioning their names. Her songs make those who listen think. Nneka really reaches deep for truth which she considers to be real love.

This first song below is one of my all time favorites. It is a beautiful and timeless recording, as is the music video, and it is a very heavy and sad statement about the state of affairs in many parts of Africa and where she originates in Lagos Nigeria, where this video was filmed.

Nneka - Africans (originally released in Europe 2007)

This is an amazing live take of Nneka performing one of her signature songs titled Heartbeat. The studio version of this song (second one down from here) is the very first song I ever heard of Nneka's years ago. And, it did not sink in at first listen. It took a few listens to interpret the meaning of her lyrics clearly, but when I did I felt her depth and it had impact. The song is screaming at political leaders questioning if they hear the heartbeat of their electorate or in the case of dictatorships, the people they rule. I like the interview that follows live take in the video below. It's a tiny window of insight into Nneka. I have had a few chances to speak with her in person and I came away feeling her authenticity is genuine.

Nneka - Heartbeat (live in France with French/English Subtitle after song - 2009)

Nneka is some sort of female Bob Marley in terms of that activist spirit as she stumps for a conscious state.

She has a new record out for late 2011 titled Soul Is Heavy. It has not yet been released in America, but Amazon is offering up expensive import CD's. No idea why Sony Music is withholding the U.S. release, but they making a big mistake, in my humble opinion. Nneka is the kind of artist who deserves development and big pushes in the marketplaces of the world, everywhere.

This next track kills me. I love the live one, that is first below, as well as the next one which is the studio version. The song seems to be about politicians who make promises, but who fail to remember or live up to their promises, but it could be interpreted many different ways.

Nneka - Do You Love Me Now - Studio Version from Soul is Deep album.

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Before switching to this latest page format for MusicTelevision.Com, this handpicked playlist below was featured. Enjoy! It's mostly filled with favorite emerging artists from 2010 through early 2011.

Song #25 - Holly Smith - Will You Be The One

Song #24 - Ikira Baru - Besame Mucho

Song #23 - Avery Sunshine - Live at The Blue Note, NYC

Song @22 - Lowkey - Terrorist

Song #21 - Lowkey - Obamanation

Song #20 - Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Song #19 - Malcolm Holcombe - Sittin' Sad - Backstage: Tennessee Shines

Song #18 - Blind Faith - A 1969 live perforance of Can't Find My Way Home not long after the song had been written. It features Steve Winwood on organ and cocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Ginger Baker on drums and Ric Grech on bass.

Song #17 - Steve Winwood - Acoustic version of Can't Fine My Way Home

Song #16 - Unkle - The Answer

Song #15 - The Shapeshifters - Helter Skelter

Song #14 - Shauna Brittenham - When I'm Pretty

Song #13 - Solomon Burke (Tribute Video)

Song #12 - Hollie Smith - Philosophy of Soul

Song #11 - Avery Sunshine - I've Got Sunshine

Song #10 - Hollorado - Americanarama

Song #9 - Cree Summer - Savior Soul

Song #8 - Nina Simone - Ain't Got No... I've Got Life

Song #7 - Esperanza Spalding - I Know You Know

Song #6 - Nneka - Africans

Song #4 - Karima Francis - Use Somebody (live) (Originally performed by Kings of Leon)

Song #3 - Susan Colloway - Chasin' The Sun

Song #2 - SHEL - The Latest Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band

Song #1 - Ayo - Life is Real


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