JJ Grey & Mofro is Funkier than Funky!

Here is a creative music video directed by Spookie Daly for the Alligator Records act, JJ Grey & Mofro and his song titled On Fire from his album titled Orange Blossoms.

JJ Grey generally delivers songs and music videos that a little different from each other. This video consists of a very funky song with Barbie and Ken dolls as the actors in the music video.

JJ Grey & Mofro - On Fire (WARNING - VIDEO DEPICTS BARBIE AND KEN DOLLS IN SEXUAL SITUATIONS)


Connect direct with JJ Grey & Mofro at JJGrey.Com and at Facebook.com/MOFROBAND

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Crosby Stills Nash - Long Time Gone

Timelessness....



Connect direct with Crosby Stills Nash at CrosbyStillsNash.Com

and... Graham Nash wants people to remember and support Bradley Manning, who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for exposing U.S. led war atrocities, but was illegally put in a U.S. Military Prison for his whistle blowing activities.

Almost Gone (The Ballad of Bradley Manning) by Graham Nash and James Raymond


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Learn more and Support Bradley Manning at BradleyManning.Org

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Trixie Whitley

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A girl walking with emotionally sensitive depth in the now, Trixie Whitley does it her way. Her music is grounded in authenticity so rare in this age of manufactured talent shows and misguided stardom. Whitley's pure soul is so deep it transcends & forgets genres, in her minimalist state with just her and her guitar or piano, or with a full band and/or studio recording.

Favorite recordings of Ms. Whitley's may indeed be her raw unpolished live takes with one mic and a guitar. They kill you every time with her uncontrived way of laying it down that takes listeners all the way there to feel it. But her studio versions are masterful works, such as this one below.  It is definitely one of the top new videos of 2012, if not THE top new video for those who seek not the most popular. but most soulful., It's been spinning on repeat for the entire month, both the live and studio versions of the same song. GC

Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams (Directed by Anton Coene)


Without ever seeing the above video, as when I first heard a stripped down version song off her album of live recordings, I fell in love with it immediately, not knowing it's a live recording until hearing the applause at the end, made it even more appetizing, because one realizes this is as raw as it gets and it's a most beautiful performance. Below is one of those typical live raw live performances... although the recording seems to be raw and unpolished from a camera mic, she transcends the sonic limitations.

Breathe You In My Dreams (Live at Rockwood Music Hall)


Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com

Ayo - I'm Gonna Dance

I will never forget the first time I heard Ayo and how stoked I was. I posted her song titled Life is Real on MusicLoad: http://blog.musicload.com/2009/02/ayo-life-is-real.html and to this day still can't get enough of this artist.

She is from Lagos Nigeria, but has lived all over the world including Germany, France, the U.S. and other places.

Her repertoire of songs is vast with a great many of them being tear jerking ballads. She comes off as being very sensitive, usually laying her heart out on the table.

This video and song below was released in France by her label and never was promoted in the U.S. The director of the video was Pietro Di Zanno.

The song is a departure from her more sensitive ballads and songs. It's a grooving pop song that, because perhaps of the range she sings in and some of the phrasing, conjures up thoughts of early Michael Jackson when he was part of the Jackson 5. Enjoy!  GC



Connect direct with Ayo at AyoMusic.com, Facebook.com/AyoMusicOfficial, Instagram.com/AyoMusic and Twitter.com/AyoMusic

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Vintage Trouble Community Choir

The LA based soulful rock band known as Vintage Trouble produced this video with a full choir and their holiday message.

Vintage Trouble Community Choir "The World's Gonna Have To Take A Turnaround"


Connect direct with Vintage Trouble Community Choir at VintageTrouble.Com

Pink - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (LIVE fan shot video)

Led Zeppelin song performed live by Pink in Luxembourg.


Led Zeppelin - Bade I'm Gonna Leave You (Live in Denmark - 1969)


Studio Version - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin


Connect direct with Pink at PinksPage.Com

Connect direct with Led Zeppelin at LedZeppelin.Com

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Nina Simone (live in 1965 - Antibes Jazz Festival)

Classic footage of Nina Simone at the Antibes Jazz Festival in the South of France in 1965.



Connect direct with the official Nina Simone site at NinaSimone.Com

Nina Simone - Suzanne (Live in Rome in 1969)

MusicTelevision.Com presents Nina Simone
Nina Simone - Fan art by Paintedgrass
Thanks to the beautiful blissful soul, Ava in Venice, for this song pick :) Happy Thanksgiving and Peace to all :) GC



Connect direct with the official Nina Simone site at NinaSimone.Com

Kids These Days

Music Television presents Kids These Days

Thanks to one of the most inspired soul/r&b artists on the planet, Nicole Renee, we heard about Kids These Days this morning. This is a very creative group. Enjoy!

Kids These Days - Darling


Kids These Days - Don't Harsh My Mellow


Kids These Days - Flashing Lights


Kids These Days - Summerscent


Kids These Days - Clear Eyes


Kids These Days - Hard Times


Connect direct with Kids These Days at KidsTheseDaysBand.com and at Twitter.com/kidsthesedays

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THINK

Nneka is one of the most important rising artists to hear and watch, now and into the future. In having conversations with her once when she was in LA, came to realize how deeply thoughtful Nneka is in terms of truth, love, justice for all mankind from heavy issues like political corruption, crony capitalism that exposes itself as corporatist ruination of resource centers. Nneka being from Lagos, Nigeria in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Africa, is all to familiar with life's harsh realities for those in her homeland. The gulf of Mexico oil spill the U.S. faced in 2010 is really, truly nothing.... compared to decades of such never ending raping and pillaging of the Lagos region by global energy cartels.

Nneka never names names of the crooks, the corrupt politicians that she often alludes to in her music. But if one digs deep into her music and play her songs dozens of times, like true fans do, one peels off the layers that exposes Nneka's depth.

She is only one of a small handful of artists with a most powerful global sound who sings about many things important. That's why she is one to watch, for those who seek to think for revolutionary change for the betterment of not only one's own country, but the world. GC

Nneka - Soul is Heavy


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, Instagram.com/nnekaworld and on Twitter.Com/NnekaWorld

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 13, 2012 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

SMILE - CLEAN GLOVES, DIRTY HANDS

Off the label/artist collective INGRID is the first video from SMILE with their track Clean Gloves Dirty Hands. Smile is the collaboration of Björn Yttling, a writer, producer and bassist of the international indie-pop group Peter Björn and John, and Joakim Åhlund of bear-masked electro outfit Teddybears. Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Smile at aflashinthenight.tumblr.com

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You're in for a Big Surprise - feat. Donna McElroy

The legendary keyboardist/Hammond B3 player and soul vocalist Mike Finnigan wrote: "A performance from a Berklee College of Music tribute to Ray Charles. My good friend, Darell Katz, wrote this wonderful arrangement...". This song features the vocals of Donna McElroy. Enjoy! gc



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DIE ANTWOORD - Enter The Ninja

MusicTelevision.Com presents Die Antwoord

DIE ANTWOORD procalims itself as a "futuristic rap-rave crew" from South Africa who represents what they say is fresh new style the called "ZEF" or ZEF SOUNDS.

Underneath it all is some real deal music, avant garde photography and a lot of work that delivers something that is one of a kind. GC



Connect direct with Die Antwoord at DieAntwoord.Com, Facebook.com/DieAntwoord, Twitter.com/dieantwoord and on Instagram.com/dieantwoord

DIE ANTWOORD UPDATE
Hear and see their latest song and music video to their November 2014 release of their song titled Ugly Boy, here.

And, watch four more Die Antwoord videos from our sister site The Indies, here.

Peter Bjorn And John - Nothing To Worry About



Connect direct Peter Bjorn And John with at PeterBjornAndJohn.Com

Brandon Realmonte

Shades of Grey by Brandon Realmonte is a great track about racism and society. This gentleman is really onto something big. GC

Brandon Realmonte - Shades of Grey


Connect direct with Brandon Realmonte at Facebook.com/BrandonRealmonte

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Sade - clips from her Bring Me Home Tour

Soldier of Love


Your Love Is King


Skin


Kiss Of Life


Love is Found


In Another Time


Smooth Operator


Jezebel


Bring Me Home


Is It A Crime


Love Is Stronger Than Pride


All About Our Love


Paradise


Nothing Can Come Between Us


Morning Bird


King of Sorrow


The Sweetest Taboo


The Moon and The Sky


Pearls


No Ordinary Love


Connect direct with Sade at Sade.Com

Music Television presents Sade

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Mumford & Sons latest video - Lover Of The Light

Song taken off latest Mumford & Sons album titled Babel. Video directed by Idris Elba and Dan Cadan.



Connect direct with Mumford & Sons at MumfordAndSons.Com

Theresa Andersson - Inspired loop genius and much more...

This first song is the one that put Theresa Andersson on the MusicTelevision.Com map several years ago. Using creative techniques to loop her voice into layers of harmonies along with drum and guitar sounds, Ms. Andersson and her one woman band has an inspired & contagious sound that transcends this grainy fixed angle webcam style video & low-fi audio recording. This is all live, with no overdubs or post production... right in her own New Orleans kitchen.

Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away


Theresa's latest 2012 album departs from the above style of loops. In the video below, a woman receives a mysterious invitation to an enchanted music box. It was filmed in the upper 9th ward/Bywater Neighborhood and at Dithyrambalina, New Orleans LA.

Theresa Andersson - Street Parade


And below are more inspired performances of Theresa and her one woman band, live at Le Petit Theatre in the French Quarter, New Orleans. A very entertaining DVD of the entire night's performance is available at this link inside her website.

Theresa Andersson - Blue Skies


Theresa Andersson - Oh Mary


Connect direct with Theresa Andersson at TheresaAndersson.com

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This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 1, 2012, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

Avery Sunshine

Music Television presents Avery Sunshine

Here is what we mean when we think someone's music has that "it" thing:

Just below is a classic video clip of a rising artist known as Avery*Sunshine when she was working out her song titled I've Got Sunshine. This simple one or two mic recording in a rehearsal room and shot on one fixed angle camcorder captures the true essence of Ms. Sunshine: Her songwriting process, her soul and her inspired and true indie spirit. The studio version of the song has had success on influential radio stations worldwide and we were happy to even hear the studio version being piped in while sunning on the pool deck at Loews Hotel. Top hotels are now known as top curators of music to create the right vibe for their guests. So, that is a feather in Sunshine's cap.



Connect direct with Avery Sunshine at AverySunshine, and Facebook.com/iamaverysunshine and at Twitter.com/averysunshine

Photo of Avery Brown at top of this post from a photo shoot with Shannon McCollum - Styling by Luxurie Browne

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Nneka playing sold out show at Hotel Cafe Hollywood - Saturday November 3, 2012

Nneka is only one of a handful of modern emerging artists who really has been consistent in the substance arena, in terms of activism and enlightenment on all levels, akin to Bob Marley if you will. She will play what should be a very intimate show at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, California on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Hope to see everyone there! GC

THE SHOW HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!

Click here to get your tickets (ONLY $12.50) before they are all gone :)

Nneka during soundcheck in Hollywood - Photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Nneka - Africans



Nneka - Shining Star



Nneka - The Uncomfortable Truth


Photo of Nneka at Amoeba Records Performance - Shot by Gregory J. Chamberlain
Nneka - Do you love me now (live session @ streets of Paris)



Nneka - Heartbeat (Live)


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, Instagram.com/nnekaworld and on Twitter.Com/NnekaWorld

Nneka to perform Hotel Cafe, Hollywood - November 3, 2012

Allen Stone

Allen Stone - Unaware (live from his mother's living room)


Live performance and interview at one of the greatest indie radio stations on the planet, KEXP-FM. Stone performs five songs: What I've Seen at 0:38, Contact High at 3:22, Interview at 6:27, Unaware at 14:00, and Satisfaction at 20:00.


Connect direct with Allen Stone at AllenStone.Com

BUY MUSIC DIRECT FROM ARTISTS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!

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Goapele - Play

Music Television presents Goapele and her music video for Play

This song is hot and VERY sexy.

It may not sound complete on all stereo systems. It was sound designed for clubs or those with big power amps and deep bass in their speaker arrays. However, sounds great with headphones, just don't have the volume too loud before pressing play or you may blow your ears out ;)  Enjoy! GC



Connect direct with Goapele at Goapele.Com and facebook.com/goapele and twitter.com/goapele

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Train - Calling All Angels



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Cree Summer - Savior Self

This is a stunning music video to Cree Summer's song titled Savior Self.

Cree Summer - Savior Self

Follow Cree Summer on Twitter at Twitter.com/IAmCreeSummerhttps://twitter.com/IAmCreeSummer

Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Vintage Soul Train Performance)

This is a great live performance of Sly & The Family Stone, live on Soul Train. This is not a lip sync, it's really live playing & singing! Enjoy!



Connect direct with Sly Stone at SlyStone.Com

This post was created on October 11, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

Animal Liberation Orchestra - Try

Great band that can't be pigeonholed.



Check out the "DEAD STILL DANCE HALLOWEEN CONTEST" hosted by Animal Liberation Orchestra. Make a video.... win the contest... meybe even be featured right here on MusicTelevision.Com :)



Connect direct with Animal Liberation Orchestra at ALOMusic.Com/a>

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is a wonderful artist whose music speaks for itself. With rare authenticism, her sound will sweeten your soul. Just listen! GC

Lianne La Havas - Age (live on Later with Jools Holland)


Lianne La Havas - Tease Me (Live at Servant Jazz Quarters club in the U.K.)


Lianne La Havas - Lost & Found


Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?


Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com, Facebook.Com/LianneLaHavas, Twitter.Com/LianneLaHavas and Instagram.Com/LianneLaHavas

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Bill Withers Classics

Music That Speaks for Itself

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine


Bill Withers - Use Me



Connect direct with Bill Withers at BillWithers.Com :)

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NNEKA - My Home (latest video release)

Nneka is one of the most substantive important artists on the international scene today with Music That Speaks for Itself". GC

This first song below is a different video from the other take of Nneka's song titled My Home.

Nneka - My Home (directed by Antonio Navarro)


and please enjoy these other videos from Nneka's latest album titled Soul is Heavy

Nneka - Soul Is Heavy (directed by Antonio Navarro)


Nneka - Shining Star


and a wonderful live unplugged take of Nneka on the streets of Paris....

Nneka - Do you love me now


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, Instagram.com/nnekaworld and on Twitter.Com/NnekaWorld

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Grace Potter

Grace Potter Rocks!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Paris (ooh ooh la)


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Low Road


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - White Rabbit (the Jefferson Airplane song)
Live Concert Footage


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - One Short Night


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - Things I Never Needed


Connect direct with Grace Potter at GracePotter.Com

SHEL

SHEL is a band of sisters from Colorado: Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza.

SHEL - Stained


Connect direct with SHEL at ShelMusic.com

The Dø

Out of Paris, France, Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy make up the pop duo known as The Dø. The music speaks for itself :)

The Dø 'The Wicked & The Blind' - Live Session at Studio Pigalle


The Dø 'BWOJ' - Live Session at Studio Pigalle


The Dø - On My Shoulders


The Dø - Stay


Connect direct with The Do at TheDoMusic.Com

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Groundation - Humility (official video) and full concert film at Paleo Festival 2012 in Switzerland

Another great California group who has become one of the finest international Roots Reggae groups anywhere!



and if you like that, you might enjoy this full length (1 hour 17 minute) concert film of Groundnation performing at the Paleo Festival 2012 - Switzerland.


Connect direct with Groundation at Groundation.Com

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Two Independently Major Obscure Song Greats That Are Timeless

Nneka - Africans

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Cree Summer - Savior Self

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Staple Singers - Wade in the Water (Live in Late 1960's)

There is nothing quite cooler than The Staple Singers on Sunday morning. Caught this song this morning via the legendary Hammond B3 player, keyboardist and amazing soul vocalist, Mike Finnigan and what is known as his Sunday Moanin' post each Sunday on his personal Facebook page.



Connect direct with The Staple Singers at TheStapleSingers.Com

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Gaby Moreno releases Postales - To perform live at Largo on Tues. Sept. 4, 2012

The incredible global indie artist, Gaby Moreno, is playing Largo in Los Angeles on Tuesday September 4, 2012 to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album titled Postales. Van Dyke Parks will be Gaby's special musical guest at Largo. It is sure to be a wonderful show where Gaby will a wide array of her early and latest material.

click this link to buy your tickets: http://largo.laughstub.com/show.cfm?id=180526



Jill Scott - A Long Walk

Classic Jill Scott from her 1999 debut album titled Who is Jill Scott?

This song is a rare gem of a soul track: Underproduced, raw and full soul ahead, this song catapulted Scott into living soul and R&B legend status. The video too is raw and disregards rules with broken lip syncs, giving it a purity and flow that projected Jill Scott's authenticism.



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Poncho Sanchez - Coco Mai Mai



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Amy Winehouse Classics

Music Television presents Amy Winehouse on Later With Jools Holland

It's been just over a year since Amy Winehouse passed away. Her music will never die.

I will never forget the first time I heard Amy Winehouse in 2002/2003 by way of a free download that was made available on either download.com/mp3.com for her track entitled Stronger Than Me. Had never heard of her before that fateful download and was blown away by her sound and knew she had that undeniable "it thing". Not long after that, as she was just breaking out, she ended up performing live on Later with Jools Holland, the BBC music show hosted by Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland. The first video below is of that live performance, with no lip syncing. She completely blew people away. She was a real singer that emitted the most incredible sensuality in the most classic soulful way, complete with well placed tasty jazz progressions, horns and perfect nuance. GC

Any Winehouse - Stronger Than Me (Live on Later with Jools Holland)
Check out her tasty guitar voicings!


and, if you love that song, here is the studio version and official video for Stronger Than Me


Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own


Connect direct with the official legacy website of Amy Winehouse at AmyWinehouse.Com and at Facebook.com/amywinehousefoundation

JJ Grey and Mofro "The Sweetest Thing" featuring Toots Hibbert

This is tasty and if love has ever hit you the way this song says, you might dig it even more. Enjoy! Share your thoughts or a breakout song of the moment with GC



If you like that, hear two more JJ Grey songs from a post at our sister site, MusicLoad

Connect direct with JJ Grey & Mofro at JJGrey.Com

Connect direct with Toots Hibbert at tootsandthemaytals.com

Sandhy Sondoro

Sandhy Sondoro is a tasty international artist from Indonesia who has lived in many countries of the world as a performing/working musician and recording artist. This first song below almost sounds like it's starting off in English, but is actually being sung in Indonesian. Sandhy fluently speaks and has recorded many songs in English as in the second video. Whilst he has become a important name in Indonesian music (signed to Sony Music Indonesia) and has a strong following in Germany and some markets in the EU, he has a ways to go before he is a well known name in the U.S.A., but he has the potential to impress a wide audience. He covers a few genres. Some of his songs emit a soul that reminds a little of Michael McDonald, John Melencamp and an occasional hint of Tracy Chapman. He is not ripping them off or anything like that, he is all original, but he hits a certain soul vein. Enjoy! GC

SANDHY SONDORO - SALAMANJA


Particularly dig this recording of Sandhy performing his original song live on Indonesian TV, singing in English where he shows what a real soulful cat he is, simply sitting on a stool with a acoustic guitar and crooning his ass off with no pomp or circumstance.

Sandy Sondoro - Superstar (Live on Indonesian TV) (ENGLISH LYRICS)


Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.com, Facebook.com/sondoromusic, Instagram.com/sandhysondoro_official, Twitter.com/sondoromusic

This post was created on June 30, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

Kenna

Kenna released this track in 2007. The timeless Rick James sound gave this song a "classic" status worth a spin.

Kenna - "Say Goodbye To Love"


Connect direct with Kenna at Kenna.com

Bernhoft

Back in April 2011, the only Eskimo I think I know, recording artist/producer Kelly Moneymaker, turned me onto Jerle Bernhoft, a.k.a. Bernhoft, who has been emerging for years and fine tuning his own brand of soul music in his native country of Norway.

I just came across another one of his latest videos which he breaks from his usual pattern of being a one man band running loops, being a beatbox and playing multiple guitars all while singing his ass off. In this live performance video, he simply sits down at the piano and sings.

Bernhoft - Stay With Me


Connect with Bernhoft at Bernhoft.Org, Facebook.com/jarlebernhoft, Instagram.com/jarlebernhoft and Twitter.com/bernhoft

Click on the following links to hear and see even more fantastic songs and music videos by Bernhoft.

http://blog.musictelevision.com/2011/04/jarle-bernhoft.html

http://www.musicload.com/2011/04/jerle-bernhoft-has.html

This post was created on June 19, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

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Kim Churchill

Have you heard Kim Churchill? First wrote about him on the previous MUSIC TELEVISION blog about a year ago.

He is a young surfer who has been traveling the world as a true professional independent recording artist while sticking to as many coastal regions as possible along the way, so he can surf when he is not on stage performing. Here is a repost of a tasty raw unplugged video recorded in the middle of a cold Australian winter. I spoke to Kim and asked him about this clip and he said his fingers were nearly freezing off when he was playing this. As you'll hear, this is a really great song and excellent performance. Hope you enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Kim Churchill (Raw Unplugged)


Connect direct with Kim Churchill at KimChurchill.Com

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Eastern Conference Champions

A song that grooves along with a one take, no edits party video by Eastern Conference Champions, also known as ECC.

Eastern Conference Champions - Bull In The Wild


Connect direct the ECC at ECCmusic.com

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Almost Gone - The Ballad of Bradley Manning - By Graham Nash & James Raymond

This is a song in support ofArmy Private, Bradley Manning, titled Ballad of Bradley Manning. It was written by Graham Nash and James Raymond.

Almost Gone - The Ballad of Bradley Manning - By Graham Nash & James Raymond


Connect direct with Graham Nash at GrahamNash.Com

Below is the story about the song and the video and Bradley Manning
A companion video for "Almost Gone" -- a new song by legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash and musician James Raymond (son of David Crosby) -- was released in December 2011 in support of accused U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning.

The release was timed to Manning's first judicial hearing scheduled for December 16th 2011, the day before Bradley Mannings 24th birthday, following his more than 17-months in custody, including a year in solitary confinement that Amnesty International has characterized as "harsh and punitive."

Visually, the Almost Gone video is punctuated with bold graphics, disturbing images and harsh facts. The Bradley Manning Support Network has named the following day, December 17, its International Day of Solidarity (http://events.bradleymanning.org/). PFC Manning, an Army intelligence analyst who had been stationed near Baghdad, was arrested in May 2010 under suspicion of leaking classified information, including a video showing the killing of civilians, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Nash and Raymond composed the song "Almost Gone (The Ballad of Bradley Manning)" during this spring's US tour of Crosby-Nash, and the new recording serves as the music bed for the video; it features an impassioned lead vocal by Nash, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted (Crosby, Stills & Nash, and The Hollies). "Bradley Manning is a hero to me," he sings, acknowledging Manning's role in making public videos and documents that shed light on such as issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.

Please watch these addition videos to fill in the blanks on Bradley Manning and his predicament.

Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq - Original Video - (14 Minutes)
youtube.com/watch?v=tbqmr5rtdOs

WikiLeaks 'Collateral Murder' Video: Iraq Veteran Ethan McCord - (11
Minutes) youtube.com/watch?v=vzUrccV1ko0

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks on Behalf of Whistleblower Bradley Manning - (9
Minutes) youtube.com/watch?v=gnziHJV0n44

Amy Goodman Reports on "Collateral Murder" WikiLeaks Video - (3 Minutes)
youtube.com/watch?v=7au7rMNY19I

Visit the official Bradley Manning Support Network at www.BradleyManning.Org

UPDATE ON STORY: Since this post was originally written on June 9, 2012, Bradley Manning officially became Chelsea Manning. And, pursuant to a commutation by President Obama just as he was preparing to leave office. Chelsea Manning was pardoned by President Obama and now scheduled to be released from prison on May 17, 2017. 

Classic - Peter Frampton - Live on Midnight Special (1975)

When Peter Frampton hit big with Frampton Comes Alive, a dual vinyl album, he might have been one of the top 10 coolest things in America at the time. Saw Foghat open for Frampton at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Festival seating, which meant no seats.... standing room only. One big party. Tons of weed. I was only in Jr. High School. That was the way it was back then.

Just below is a sweet music television performance from one of the only real great shows on the air at the time that broadcast real live concerts.

Do You Feel Like We Do - Live on Midnight Special


Below is the version right off the album... it's priceless, the sound. When it came out, it was hot stuff. Still sounds fantastic!



Connect direct with Peter Frampton at PeterFrampton.Com

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The Pierces

Sisters Allison Margaret Pierce and Catherine Eleanor Pierce make up the band known as The Pierces.

The Pierces - You'll Be Mine (Live)


The Pierces - Secret


Connect direct with The Pierces at ThePiercesMusic.Com

Noora Noor

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm..... Here is Somalian soul artist Noora Noor who happens to be from Norway. All the performances below were broadcast on Norwegian TV. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Noora Noor - What Man Have Done (Live on Norwegian TV)


Noora Noor - Funky Way" (Live on Norwegian TV)


Noora Noor - Ocean of Me (Live with Norwegian Radio Orchestra)


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Ruby Jane

This is the one of the latest tracks from a independent album from the young indie artist named Ruby Jane. She is the real deal. In a world of fakes and pop star poseurs, Ruby Jane has consistently always bucked the trends, maintaining her own Americana style authenticism without any overproduction. In fact, her mantra appears to be underproduction in terms of her recordings. Her songs may make you forget where you are and suck you in long enough to pause and reflect, deeply. Her sound is slightly in the vein of Mazzy Star and CocoRosie, but Ruby Jane not attempting to emulate anyone. She has been at it, playing the fiddle/violin, guitar and singing early on in her youth. At 18, she is a up & coming artist, but she's been playing lots of gigs and has proven she will be around as a strong indie force, if not a major one, for years to come. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Ruby Jane - Wake Up


Ruby Jane - (when she was 9 years old)


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Out of Bucharest Romania.... Kazi Ploae si Bean - Wake up

A talented rapper who is a facebook acquaintance by the name of Omu Gnom has consistently been turning me onto interesting music from multiple Romanian artists and groups. All of his posts are in Romanian and have no clue what he is saying. This was on his Facebook page today. I'm still trying to figure the details on who is who on the lineup and the official pages. Always wish there was some English subtitles happening. Peace Love Groove GC

Ray Charles - Song For You

Remembering Miles Davis - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival -1973

Today is the birthday of Miles Davis, who needs no introduction. However, for those too young to know who Miles Davis was when he was alive, here is a great way to figure it out. Enjoy! - Peace Love Groove, GC



Connect direct with the official Mules Davis webpage at MilesDavis.Com

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AWOLNATION - Sail - (The Official and Unofficial Music Videos)

Came across AWOLNATION quite a while back through a friend which led me to see videos of the song being used for other peoples short films before I ever saw the official video by AWOLNATION. Perhaps my favorite take was of the flying man, Jeb Corliss and his "Grinding The Crack" video, which is first up below, followed by the official video, then followed by one more unofficial fan made video. The song is great and all three videos are pretty darned cool. Enjoy! GC

Unofficial Music Video by Jeb Corliss and his film Grinding The Crack using the AWOLNATION song titled Sail
14 Million+ YouTube views at the time of this post


Official Music Video by AWOLNATION for their song titled Sail


Unofficial Music Video by Nanalew a.k.a. Shawna using the AWOLNATION song titled Sail
12 Million+ YouTube views at the time of this post


Connect with AWOLNATION at AWOLNATIONmusic.Com

Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On

The latest music video from the funky San Francisco soul band: Monophonics covering a song written by Sly Stone.

The band's website describes their latest album titled In Your Brain: “.... In Your Brain sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk. Paying homage to innovators of psychedelic soul such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton...."

Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On


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Under Pressure - David Bowie and Annie Lennox with Queen

Rehearsal before the tribute to Freddy Mercury :)
Under Pressure

The Real Show! (April 20, 1992)


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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle

We (the U.S.A.) are still at it. Wars. At least we call them wars. But, the supposed enemy doesn't even wear a uniform. The thing that unifies why they fight us is that we are on their land. They don't need a uniform. But they will use whatever tools they have access to make us want to leave. Isn't that their right, to protect their homeland? Doesn't that make them patriots and not terrorists or insurgents, as our government and news reporters often call them? In my humble opinion, U.S. Military occupation is a form of terrorism. The only difference between military terrorism and suicide terrorism is the weaponry: conventional military grade vs. non-conventional homemade that might include martyrdom. But, if one thinks about it.... many of the kids who join our military are prepared to be martyrs themselves. We must put ourselves in the shoes of those countries whom we attack, invade and occupy. We have never walked in those shoes. We have only been attacked. American has never been invaded and occupied. And the attacks we have suffered have been lightweight, in comparison to what havoc the U.S. has wreaked upon those in far away lands. Wake up U.S.A. and attempt to wear the shoes of the falsely painted enemy.

When I listen to artists such as John Fogerty and groups like Creedence Clearwater Revival, I flash back to when music was a bit more radical and a lot of rockers and other artists were deeply against lame U.S. wars. More artists should stand up, today, and say it like it is.
Peace Love Groove, GC





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John Fogerty with The Fairfield 4 - 110 In The Shade



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Dead Sara

first heard Dead Sara by way of the Sunset Sessions and stumbled upon this bookmark I saved a couple of years back. Thought and still think the leader of this band rocks. She transcends the crappy recording and jiggly video. This particular recording was made in December of 2007. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Dead Sara - Sorry For it All


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Cha Sun Chong - Our Kindergarten Teacher

Seriously, can't help but love this, for the expression the faces of these young guitarists. One might think youngsters like this would be trained like robots to pull this off, but they each have a level of bliss that is priceless and it seems the groove they have is real. They hear it, they feel it, they get it. - Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Choir of Young Believers - Hollow Talk

Choir of Young Believers - Hollow Talk (Live on KEXP)


Choir of Young Believers - Hollow Talk (A fan made video looping 300,000 birds video)


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Toots Hibbert - I've Got Dreams To Remember



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Queen of Soul

Had seen this particular clip long ago, but today saw it again via Mike Finnigan's Facebook page and had to repost for your enjoyment. Mike wrote: "Everybody knows she's one of the greatest singers evah, but check out her piano playing!" - Enjoy! gc

Aretha Franklin - Don't Play That Song - (Live 1970)

Lisa Marie Presley - Over Me (Rehearsal Footage)

Here is a May 8, 2012 rehearsal video of Lisa Marie Presley & her band performing the song "Over Me" from her most recent release titled Storm & Grace. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC



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Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Down By The River - Live at Esalen - 1969

MusicTelevision.Com presents Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Classic clip of CSNY live at Big Sur (Esalen Institute), California, September 14, 1969. Neil Young (vocal, guitar), Stephen Stills (guitar, vocal), David Crosby (guitar, vocal), Graham Nash (keyboards), Greg Reeves (bass), Dallas Taylor (drums).

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Down By The River (Live at Esalen in 1969)

BirdPen - Nature Regulate

Archive member Dave Pen has a new single & video out with his group BirdPen. This single is called Nature Regulate. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

BirdPen - Nature Regulate


And, from a few years back, here is a video titled The Dead Factory


Here is the story Dave Pen wrote about the making of the above video:

"The Dead Factory was filmed at the All We Need Project in Luxembourg...

Whilst on travels around Europe supporting Archive I went wondering as one does and found myself slap bang in the middle of the All We Need art project in Luxembourg. So with my Fathers Video Camera in hand i went about and filmed a load of footage...
The huge industrial graveyard was very inspiring and a wonderment to behold...
I was truly lost and amazed in this awesome steel graveyard..

Once home I set about loading the footage in to my slowing pc and thinking about ideas.. I had to keep my brain on the tredmill of thoughts so toyed with a few ideas for a short image based film.
The footage came togther quite easily.I then tried a few different musical ideas and slowly came to a halt and got stuck for 10 days or so..
Luckily for me I was invited to a private viewing at a contempary art gallery in my home town ( I dont go just for the free wine ). The exhibition was called 'Dark Places' and involved the uncovering of sites of secrecy and technology across Britain that all fall under the radar of common Knowledge.
One film in particular gave me great inspiration to finish my short image film. The film was called Voodoo Science Park and was made by Victoria Halford and Steve Beard. It wasnt more about the concept of their film ( which was about a delayed ancounter between poet William Blake and political Philosipher thomas Hobbes all based around a secret laboratory that create and then examine destructive pathways ) but more the feel of it.. The minimal sounds and ghostness of it..

I have based the ideas for the film on lonelyness of structure, isolation and memorys...
Please check www.birdpen.com & www.myspace.com/birdpen
Thanks"

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Daniela Brooker (British Pop)

Have been following the young songwriter and emerging recording artist, Daniela Brooker, since July 2011. I was impressed by a stripped down performance of what sounded like a potential pop hit with her song entitled Turn It Up. Listen Here!

In January 2012, Brooker, who is half British and half Venezuelan, recorded a beautiful take of Spanish classic entitled Contigo en la Distancia, which was very well done. Listen Here!

She has had numerous lucky breaks, such as last year when she picked up a opening slot for a series of international shows for The Saturdays, putting her in front of many new ears. Brooker has lined up some impressive talent to help her develop her recordings and very high quality videos. She sent me a note a confirmed it appears she is a independent artist, not affiliated with any record labels. Kudos!

Now, at age 18, she just released her latest song and video by the same name: 18
Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Daniela Brooker - 18


Here is a track she released in August 2011, but with summer soon approaching, it is worthy of becoming this summer's freedom & love anthem for many around the world.

Daniela Brooker - Summer Love


Connect direct with Daniela Brooker at DanielaBrooker.Com

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The Loose Marbles - New Orleans Street Band

The Loose Marbles
The Loose Marbles perform on the streets of New Orleans
This song post via Mike Finnigan who is on the road with Bonnie Raitt at present and in New Orleans for a show. He posted the following to his Facebook page:
"I've been coming to New Orleans for 40 years, and it's always a treat. It's got more character than any city in America. A place where the cultural traditions of the people that make up America are honored and celebrated. A day in New Orleans just makes ya feel better than you did, even if you felt good when ya got here. There's music and art all around, all the time, and everywhere I look I see something inspiring, delightfully shabby, charming, shocking, funny. Our hotel in the French Quarter is 125 years old, but comfortable and humming with activity. Life is good..."
Thank you Mike! GC

The Loose Marbles - New Orleans Street Band


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Khadja Nin

Khadja Nin was born in the Republic of Burundi in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa. At age 7, she became a lead vocalist in the Bujumbura Choir. Bujumbura is the capital of the Republic of Burundi.

Khadja Nin - Mama


Khadja Nin - Sambolera


One of her most popular songs is Sina Mali, Sina Deni, a translated cover version of Stevie Wonder's song Free.

Khadja Nin - Sina Mali, Sina Deni


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Gospel Brunch

via Mike Finnigan and his "Sunday Moanin'..." Facebook post:

Shirley Caesar - I Feel Like Praising Him


Speaking of Mike Finnigan.....

Mike Finnigan and Friends - Let Me See the Light


Connect direct with Mike Finnigan at PhantomBluesBand.Com

Connect direct with Shirley Caesar at Facebook.com/Pastor.ShirleyCaesar

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Remembering Levon Helm - May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012

Bob Lefsetz brought the death of Levon Helm to his readers attention in this post on his blog/newsletter. Dug on YouTube and found this wonderful classic footage of Levon Helm with The Band performing live at The Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, on November 1st, 1970. The songs: Time to Kill, The Weight, This Wheel's on Fire and Up on Cripple Creek. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove GC



The Band: Levon Helm, Drums; Robbie Robertson, Lead Guitar; Rick Danko, Bass Guitar; Richard Manuel, Piano and Keyboards; Garth Hudson, Keyboards (lots of them).

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LIGHTS - Second Go

As someone who notices when a music video has zero cuts and appreciates the fine art of making any video that way, really enjoyed Lights music video to her song entitled Second Go. It might rank up there as one of the greatest no-cut, one take music videos ever done. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Lights - Second Go


and... one of Lights most recent videos.

Lights - Banner


Connect direct with Lights at iamlights.com

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