The new "Music Television" for 2014

Trixie Whitley - Music Television Song of the Year - Photo by Anton Coene
Music Television Song of the Year
Trixie Whitley - Breathe You In My Dreams
Photograph by Anton Coene

As we hit the end of 2013, we have spent these final weeks planning what 2014 is going to be about.

What is the plan for Music Television exactly? The plan is NOT to regurgitate what the major label system and mainstream media (that is getting lamer) seems to want us to believe is the hottest thing.  This is about artists, bands and songwriters who have paid their dues, honed their craft and who have avoided the trap of being manufactured by producers, publicists and the typical Hollywood hype machine.

This channel is about genuine authentic artists who we have focused on year after year... Artists like Gaby Moreno, who this year was finally recognized as "Best New Artist" when she won that Latin Grammy in 2013. And, this channel is about artists of substance like Nneka, perhaps the closest thing to a modern day living female Bob Marley. And Trixie Whitley, whose song Breathe You In My Dreams should be considered song of the year by any and all music organizations worth a darn. Fantastic organic groups like SHEL is what this company is about. Great pop/rock groups like Saucy Monky and amazing artists like Dom La Nena. And, there is no way I can forget to mention the fabulous Lianne La Havas.... Sorry I can't think of any male artists or groups to plug at this moment. Perhaps this was the year of the great female artists!

Happy New Year Everybody! GC

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


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In The Woods Barn Session with Lianne La Havas

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The authentic & real deal artist, Lianne La Havas, is no stranger to this page. She routinely holds multiple positions on the MusicTelevision.Com and sister site MusicLoad.Com Top 10 Most Viewed Posts chart. She has a most beautiful and uniquely soulful voice

Just below is a wonderful recording she did for "In The Woods Barn Session", which is an ongoing series of filmed musical recordings featuring a variety of artists captured by the Laurel Collective in the U.K.

Lianne La Havas performs Twice (a Little Dragon Cover)


See more videos by Lianne La Havas at the links below:

http://www.musictelevision.com/2012/10/lianne-la-havas.html

http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/lianne-la-havas-live-in-concert.html

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 8, 2013 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

Blind Faith - Live at London's Hyde Park - June 7, 1969

MusicTelevision.Com presents Blind Faith
The Original Blind Faith Record Cover

The history of Blind Faith, that featured Steve WinwoodEric ClaptonGinger Baker and Rick Grech, is a quick story. The group only released one record in 1969, and the group's self titled record shot to #1 in the U.S. airplay charts in August 1969, achieving platinum sales status, also hit #1 on the U.K. airplay charts in September of that year and achieved Gold sales status there.

The original cover, featured above, was banned in some countries and created a bit of social outrage in some corners, which did not hurt sales and made it more collectable when the record labels made changes to circumvent the bans.

Below are a few clips of Blind Faith's debut when they performed at a free concert in London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969.

Well...All Right, Sea Of Joy & Sleeping On the Ground


Under My Thumb and Can't Find My Way Home


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This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on November 6, 2013 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

The latest from Juana Molina

Juana Molina on MusicTelevision.Com
Juana Molina
Via a plug by MusicTelevision.Com favorite artist Dom La Nena, this is the music video to the opening track of Buenos Aires Argentina based artist Juana Molina's latest album titled Wed 21. The video was directed by Mario Caporali, produced by Federico Mayol, Photography by Leo Tamer with editing and postproduction by Camilo Reyes Reguero.

Juana Molina - Eras


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Nina Simone - Revolution

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Painting of Nina Simone by a fan named Paintedgrass
In a time when few artists and bands have anything meaningful to say with regard to bringing about revolutionary change, it does not hurt to flash back to actual changemakers and revolutionaries who would be raising hell if they were still here today. GC

Nina Simone - (Live at Harlem Cultural Festival - 1969)


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Chicago - America

MusicTelevision.Com presents Chicago and the music video to the song America

The man who is probably the most powerful player in the music business, Irving Azoff, re-tweeted: "Dear Congress, it's not just Chicago sayin' it...". The tweet was originally from the band Chicago who recently released a new song called America. In a time when too few artists and bands are attempting to embarrass politicians who have been fucking up our once great country that has become a arrogant war mongering, currency diluting, drone using, bomb dropping, paranoid, spying police state, it is great too see any attempt whatsoever to embarrass the culprits and encourage American people to actually do something. GC



Connect direct with Chicago at ChicagoTheBand.Com

Sia Tolno and her song titled Odju Watcha

Music Television presents Sia Tolno

In 2011, Sia Tolno broke out with her record titled My Life. The song below was released in advance of the full record. It is a political song that talks about the political depression in her native Africa. This lady can really sing and is full of passion! GC

Sia Tolno - Odju Watcha


Below is a short video of Sia discussing her life, where she is from and details about her music & songs.


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Never get enough of Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley - photo by Gregory J Chamberlain
Trixie Whitley - photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain
This is the latest Trixie Whitley music video to the 2nd track of her most recent 11 song record titled Forth Corner. The song is titled Never Enough.

It's sort of hard to pigeonhole a particular genre of music Whitley plays in. Her songs are more of a alternative pop/rock sound with all sorts of interesting electric guitar sounds. Her music has a certain intrinsic etherealness to it, that is all her own... it's original. Bubbling & brewing at the roots of the songwriting seems to be a soulfulness with a real syncopated funk. I wonder if a funk band will ever cover her songs? Regardless of everything, Whitley is an original with integrity, not clawing for fame, just keeping it real. She is one of my top 10 favorite emerging artists over the last few years. She has the kind of songs that grow on you, not always upon first listen. Da Kine Creeper :) GC

Trixie Whitley - Never Enough


Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com

More Trixie Whitley Videos:
http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/02/more-from-trixie-whitley.html
Includes song 6. Breathe You In My Dreams, Song 4. Need Your Love and and a live take of Silent Rebel (Part2), the 5th song from Forth Corner.

http://www.musicload.com/2013/01/trixie-whitley-live-at-studio-brussel.html
Stripped down version of Trixie performing Need Your Love live on a Dutch-speaking radio station in Belgium

http://www.musictelevision.com/2012/02/trixie-whitley.html
Early takes from previous album as well as work she did with Black Dub :)

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Trixie Whitley photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain
Trixie Whitley - Photo by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Sweet songs and music videos by Sheryl Crow

MusicTelevision.Com presents Sheryl Crow and her music videos

It's been just over 20 years since Sheryl Crow's debut solo album, Tuesday Night Music Club, was released. When the third single titled All I Wanna Do came out, it felt so fresh that one could smell a hit. Two other singles were put out first, but did not grab hold the way All I Wanna Do did.

Backed by a very tasty band of real players, she delivered old fashioned story telling of real poetry. One of the co-writers of the song was poet Wyn Cooper whose poem titled "Fun" was adapted into the song. The song was not going to change the world, but the end result had a little bit of magic that still feels good.

Long before Tuesday Night Music Club was released and launched her career as a solo artist, Crow had paid her musical dues. For many years, she honed her craft as a session and touring vocalist for some of the best of the best, such as Michael Jackson during his Bad world tour. Before that, she had a long list of credits, even doing jingles for major TV commercials, and movie soundtracks record duets with artists like Kenny Loggins. She was a genuine unmanufactured artist long before the success with her first hit song below. GC

Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do


Track 3 of the same record was a tasty song titled Strong Enough that will have legs forever for certain people at certain times of their lives.

Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough


Next is Sheryl Crow's latest music video from her June 2013 record:

Sheryl Crow - Easy


Connect direct with Sheryl Crow at SherylCrow.Com

A Timeless Take of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli

Below is a beautiful live recording of artists Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.

The song below is "Time to Say Goodbye", is a song from the albums, "Timeless" (in Europe) and "Time to Say Goodbye" (in N. America), by English soprano and classical-crossover artist Sarah Brightman and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The song itself is a cover version of the original 1995 recording "Con te partirò" by Andrea Bocelli, released as a single and included on his album, "Bocelli, Romanza". The Brightman-Bocelli release was a huge success throughout Europe, reaching #1 in Germany and several other countries. This live version is from Brightman's first full concert recording, "Sarah Brightman: In Concert", from London's Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paul Bateman. Guest artists include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Clark and Andrea Bocelli. The concert was released to video in 1998. The concert was directed by David Mallet.

Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman perform Time To Say Goodbye (Live at Royal Albert Hall - 1997)


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Music Television Presents Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

Esperanza Spalding and Radio Music Society

This fantastic live concert footage is from the Verucchio Festival in Rimini Italy, where Esperanza Spalding and her project known as Radio Music Society performed the song from Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album titled "I Can't Help It". The song, originally written by Stevie Wonder and Susaye Greene-Browne, is one more deep jazz take by Spalding as she be-bops & scats a 3 minute intro trading with Tia Fuller on sax before breaking into the song with Spalding's angelic voice while simultaneously laying down some very tasty & funky bass lines while backed by an incredible band. This is that "it" thing all around... inspired giftedness at it's finest! GC



Connect direct with Esperanza Spalding at EsperanzaSpalding.Com

Music Television Presents Esperanza Spalding

First noticed Tia Fuller in 2007 and wrote about her here:) http://www.musicload.com/2007/10/tia-fuller-real-jazz-artist-with.html

A big thank you to SOUNDCHESS.TV, who produced the great concert footage above!
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Fiona Apple - Hot Knife

From one of the truest eccentric living artists out there, down below is Fiona Apple's latest music video to her song titled Hot Knife, the closing #10 track from her most recent album titled "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do".


The director is a former Apple flame, Paul David Anderson, who directed other Fiona Apple music videos including "Across the Universe" in 1998, "Fast as You Can" in 1999, as well as the "Limp" and "Paper Bag" music videos in 2000.

True to her authentic form, looking very healthy and in the moment with zeal for her craft, Fiona Apple's beauty shines with her minimalist music arrangement that uses only a drum and sparse piano as she layers her own voice into thick harmonies and a jungle of sound that is all her. Another tasty work of substance by Apple and Anderson destined for classic status amongst us cult followers. GC

Fiona Apple - Hot Knife


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Uncle Sam Goddamn

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This 4th of July is yet another sad one, full of jingoistic blind patriotism and flag waving, during this pathetic time when the U.S. drops more bombs from unmanned drones on more innocent civilians every day than the so called terrorists carry out. In the collective name of all Americans and the supposed War on Terror, The U.S. and the C.I.A. has carried out the equivalent of hundreds, if not over a thousand 9/11's on mostly innocent civilians in multiple countries in what is really a War of Terror. It benefits mostly crony capitalists connected to politicians behind the scenes at the expense of truth and human decency. Speaking of truth, which has become treason, it is sad that most people do not even know who Bradley Manning is, or for that matter, the song that Graham Nash of Crosby Stills Nash & Young wrote titled "Almost Gone" in support of whistle-blower Bradley Manning who will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison for telling the truth by doing what he had to do to expose real domestic enemies and their war crimes that were once covered up. Bradley Manning deserves America's thanks! He should be released from the military prison.

But today, Brother Ali gets the highlight here, for his ideas, which are non-violent, but radical. Radical is not a nasty thing, but a good thing, especially in this case. Brother Ali is controversial to some people. I've heard people argue whether he was black, white or Albino. I always thought, "why care about that?". Pigeonholing people based upon color or race without focusing on the individual's own ideas is just plain ignorant.

Ignorant is something Brother Ali is not and he is full of ideas to ponder He knows enough U.S. and world history to carry on coherent raps in a reality based sense that is not the candy coated version that is spoon fed adults by Katie Couric or to kids in school. He seems to be putting into words what should be obvious to American voters and children alike regarding the game that is being played against them by the powers that be. Wake up America!

Listen to Brother Ali lay it down with glaring reality. It's a public service announcement to not drink the Cool-Aid. His opening words to his classic song titled Uncle Sam Goddamn: "Welcome to the United Snakes, Home of the thief, Home of the slave..." is how he starts off the beginning of his portrayal of a flawed electorate and the related truths of U.S. Government Policy and raps down layers of tongue lashings at the government as well as the voter. Think. Be radical, not a sheep. GC

Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn


Connect direct with Brother Ali at BrotherAli.Com, Facebook.Com/BrotherAli and Twitter.com/BrotherAli

Brother Ali borrowed ideas for his own Uncle Sam Goddamn from Nina Simone, making the song sort of a tribute to the late great artist. In fact, there the last second of the video features Ali wearing a Nina Simone t-shirt. Lyrically, her borrowed her line: "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." Simone's song titled Mississippi Goddamn was written by her in 1964 as a protest song that was banned in several southern states.

Nina Simone performing Mississippi Goddam


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UPDATE ON STORY: Since this post was originally written on July 4, 2013, 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.

Glastonbury 2013 (76 video playlist)

Active since 1970, the Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. At present, the playlist below of over 70 performances at Glastonbury 2013 contains the following artists in this order: Mumford and Sons, The xx, Bastille, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Palma Violets, FOALS, Enter Shikari, Public Enemy, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Laura Mvula, alt-J, Alice Russell, Jake Bugg, Peace, Solange, Tame Impala, Miles Kane, Portishead, Primal Scream, Two Door Cinema Club, Example, Hurts, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Lianne La Havas, The Congos, Kenny Rogers, Villagers, Ondatropica, Public Image Limited, Rufus Wainwright, Django Django, Tim Burgess, I Am Kloot, Dub Colossus, Deap Vally, Chase and Status, Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello, Alabama Skakes, The Bombay Royals, Ed Harcourt, The Stripes, Daughter, Devandra Banhart, The Horrors, Goat, Local Natives, King Krule, The Limineers, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve, Toro Y Moi, Dinosaur Jr., Johnny Marr, Maverick Sabre, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Savages, Toy, The Orb featuring Kakatsitsi, Calexico, BADBADNOTGOOD, Michael Kiwanuka, Courteeners, Of Monsters and Men, Steve Mason, Cat Power, Phoenix, Sergio Mendes, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Enjoy! GC



and... The Rolling Stones were invited to play Glastonbury for the first time in their long career. Here are a few small snippets. Hopefully more full length videos will follow soon.



And... here is Music Television favorite artist Lianne La Havas backstage :)

Lianne La Havas Backstage at Glastonbury 2013

Stellar! - Heart performs Stairway to Heaven

Heart performs Stairway to Heaven with the remaining members of Led Zeppelin in the audience at the Kennedy Center Honors.



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Angel faced artist with the sweet sound: Dom La Nena

Dom La Nena ready for tomorrow
Dom La Nena in her hotel room the day before a show in Paris
One more music video from the angelic cellist/vocalist/songwriter known as Dom La Nena. This video is to her song titled Anjo Gabriel. Enjoy! GC

Dom La Nena - Anjo Gabriel


Hear other Dom La Nena songs in the following three previous posts:

#1 Post features two different recordings of Dom La Nena's song No Meu Pais
www.musictelevision.com/2013/03/dom-la-nena.html

#2 Post features Dom La Nena performing Buenos Aires, Dessa Vez with Piers Faccini, Saudade, and Ela with Dancas Ocultas. www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/more-from-don-la-nena.html


#3 Post features Dom La Nena and Absynthe Minded performing No Meu Pais
www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/one-more-gem-from-dom-la-nena.html

Connect direct with Dom La Nena at DomLaNena.Com

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Incognito - Goodbye To Yesterday

This is the British soul/jazz/groove music group known as Incognito and their perfect song to groove one's way out of Friday with... GC

Incognito - Goodbye To Yesterday


Connect direct with Incognito at www.incognito.org.uk

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The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'N' Roll... But I Like It (1974)

If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya
Would ya think the boy's insane? He's insane



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Michael Jackson - You Rock My World

The official extended music video for Michael Jackson's song You Rock My World, which is actually more like a film. It features Chris Tucker, Marlon Brando, Michael Madsen, Billy Drago and Kishaya Dudley. You STILL rock my world Michael. GC



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indigo jam unit

Out of Japan, below are some cookin' handpicked videos of a group known as "indigo jam unit". Enjoy! GC

indigo jam unit - 2×2


indigo jam unit - Roots


In the short 7 minute video below is a part of Kidam TV's production Tokyo Jazzed Out, from the Jazzed Out series on Mezzo TV. Directed by Mathieu Mastin, the full version of Tokyo Jazzed Out is to be broadcast again on Mezzo TV on May 22 & 31. Go to http://www.mezzo.tv/en/our-programs/tokyo-jazzed-out for more information.

indigo jam unit - on Tokyo Jazzed Out


indigo jam unit - Rebel


indigo jam unit - Escape


Connect direct with indigo jazz unit at: https://www.facebook.com/indigo.jam.unit.en

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Gwen Stefani sits in on Wild Horse with The Rolling Stones

Gwen Stefani posted the photo below and this note on the No Doubt Facebook page: "thank u for an amazing night Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts. xo gx"

The Rolling Stones, Gwen Stefani

The following video was shot by a fan...

The Rolling Stones with Gwen Stefani - Wild Horses


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Phil Collins - Farewell: Goodnight

One of my favorite bassists, Leeland Sklar, posted a note on his Facebook page: "This is a great documentary of our last tour with Phil Collins. Makes me sad to watch it for I miss Phil and the cast of characters so much. A wonderful adventure....". Had to repost. Enjoy! GC



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Angie Stone

Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You


Angie Stone - I Ain't Hearin' U


Angie Stone - Brotha


Angie Stone - Sometimes


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Bob Marley's Rastaman Vibration Album Remastered

Bob Marley, Music Television, Rastaman Vibration,

37 years ago today on April 30, 1976, Bob Marley & The Wailers released the album Rastaman Vibration. Below are videos featuring songs that are on that record: Positive Vibration and Roots, Rock, Reggae. Newly remastered singles, as well as the entire record, are available.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Positive Vibration


Bob Marley & The Wailers - Roots, Rock, Reggae


Connect direct with the official Bob Marley website at BobMarley.Com

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Dweezil Zappa plays the wild funky soulful jazz rock and very independent minded music of his father, the late Frank Zappa.

Zappa Plays Zappa - Two song live performance: Son Of Orange County and More Trouble Every Day


Connect direct with Dweezil Zappa at dweezilzappa.com

Connect direct with the official Frank Zappa legacy site at Zappa.com

One more gem from Dom La Nena

Below is one more sweet live performance of Dom La Nena, this time with Absynthe Minded backing her up on her song titled No Meu Pais.

Dom La Nena and Absynthe Minded - No Meu Pais


Connect direct with Dom La Nena at DomLaNena.Com

Hear more music from Dom La Nena in the following two previous posts:
1st Post: http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/04/more-from-don-la-nena.html

2nd Post: two sweet takes of her song titled No Meu Pais at http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/03/dom-la-nena.html

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Over 120 Rolling Stones Songs, Filmed Live in Concert

Press play, turn up the volume knob, sit back and enjoy more than 120 songs by the Rolling Stones, filmed live in concert from tours and other shows throughout their illustrious career.



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More from Ziggy Marley

Music Television presents Ziggy Marley - Live In Concert

Just below is a track from Ziggy Marley's new live album featuring his own original classics as well as renditions of songs by his father, the late Bob Marley. Catch Ziggy Marley on his Spring 2013 tour if your can. On Wednesday April 24 at 9PM PST, tune in to watch his Roxy Theatre performance, streamed live through ZiggyMarley.Com. One Love! gc

Ziggy Marley - Is This Love (Live)


And, next is a live show during the era that Ziggy Marley won his first Grammy for Best Reggae Album that has not lost it's groove in the time since. Sit back and enjoy!

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Full Concert (Conscious Party - Live at The Palladium)


Connect direct with Ziggy Marley at ZiggyMarley.Com, Facebook.Com/ZiggyMarleyTwitter.Com/ZiggyMarley and Instagram.com/ZiggyMarley

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More from Don La Nena

Music Television Presents Dom La Nena

Dom La Nena - Buenos Aires


Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini - Dessa Vez


Dom La Nena - Saudade


Dom La Nena & Dancas Ocultas - Ela


Hear more Dom La Nena from a previous post that features two sweet takes of her song titled No Meu Pais at http://www.musictelevision.com/2013/03/dom-la-nena.html

Connect direct with Dom La Nena at DomLaNena.Com

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TLC - Creep (The story behind the song and Left Eye's protest)

Huge Congratulations to TLC. Presently, they are running a Kickstarter campaign (click here) that is independently funding their next record. The response has been overwhelmingly successful and there are still many more days before the campaign is over on Thursday, Feb 19 2015 9:00 AM PST.

Just below is a post we made about TLC back on April 12, 2013.  Enjoy!

TLC is Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

The song Creep by TLC was on the groups CrazySexyCool album and was released as a single on Halloween day of 1994. It earned the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1995. The writer and producer of the song, Dallas Austin, also earned a Grammy nomination for best R&B song.

A interesting story about this song came out in the documentary, The Last Days of Left Eye, devoted to the now deceased member of TLC, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who very unfortunately died in a car accident in 2002 while driving in Honduras. The car she was driving flipped, threw her from the car and killed her.

In the documentary Left Eye said she was 100% against the release of "Creep" as a single, and threatened to wear black tape over her mouth in the music video. She thought that when a girl finds out that her man is cheating on her, the girl better leave rather than cheat back.

This is a timeless song from a great R&B era. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

TLC - Creep


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Classic John Fogerty

Recorded in 1984 and released in 1985, this original John Fogerty song is off his solo record Centerfold. The song hit and stayed in the #1 spot for three weeks on the Top Rock Tracks chart in Billboard Magazine.

John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road


Interesting story about this song is how it turned into a major legal nightmare for a while, with John Fogerty eventually prevailing against the frivolous litigation brought against him and setting a U.S. Supreme Court precedent against the group that brought it. According to Wikipedia:
"Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records claimed that "The Old Man Down The Road" shared the same chorus as "Run Through The Jungle", a song from Fogerty's days with Creedence Clearwater Revival years before. (Fogerty had relinquished copy and publishing rights of his Creedence songs to Zaentz and Fantasy, in exchange for release from his contractual obligations to same.) Zaentz sued (Fantasy, Inc. v. Fogerty) but the defendant Fogerty ultimately prevailed when he showed that the two songs were whole, separate and distinct compositions. Bringing his guitar to the witness stand, he played excerpts from both songs, demonstrating that many songwriters (himself included) have distinctive styles that can make different compositions sound similar to less discerning ears.
After prevailing as defendant, Fogerty sued Zaentz for the cost of defending himself against the copyright infringement. In such (copyright) cases, prevailing defendants seeking recompense were bound to show that original suit was frivolous or made in bad faith. This case, Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc., became precedent when the U.S. Supreme Court (1993) overturned lower court rulings and awarded attorneys' fees to Fogerty, without Fogerty having to show that Zaentz's original suit was frivolous."
Bravo to John Fogerty for his legal victory! GC

Credence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle


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Duran Duran - Girl Panic!



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Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Here is Femi Kuti from a 2004 live performance in his native Lagos Nigeria performing a song titled Dem Bobo.

FEMI KUTI - Dem Bobo


Connect direct with Femi Kuti & The Positive Force at femiakuti.com

Lianne La Havas - Live in Concert

Beautifully done live performance by Lianne La Havas for the BBC's 6 Music 10th Anniversary TV special. There is a nice rawness that gets down to who Lianne La Havas is in this performance, that set her apart from her studio recordings as a live artist. After having seen her twice in LA, she is the real deal live. She's not faking it and doesn't need big production. She connects, I believe, because she's been there, through the pain. She has told the story, at live shows I have attended, as well as found online, of her broken heart that drove her to pick up the guitar and write her songs. Her tasty songs are proof that a broken heart is a top fuel of champion songwriters, yet again. GC



Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com

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Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Mannish Boy - Live At Checkerboard Lounge

MusicTelevision.Com presents the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters performing Mannish Boy

On November 22 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is right here. Enjoy! GC


Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Mannish Boy... by EagleRockTV

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Dom La Nena

Dom La Nena is a angel faced twenty four year old Brazilian born cellist and singer who became a citizen of the world as she has lived in many places on her journey to become the artist she is. Two takes of the same song are below and not sure which take of the same song I enjoy most. Both are unique in their own way and very delightful. The first one below is a fresh live take that the Los Angeles based radio station KCRW recorded in their studio earlier today. It is an excellent stripped bare live performance that offers a beautiful glimpse and sweet recording of this fine artist! The next take is the studio version of the song and conceptual official music video. Enjoy! GC

Dom La Nena - No Meu Pais (Live on KCRW)


Dom La Nena - No Meu Pais (official music video)


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30 years ago today... Michael Jackson introduced The Moonwalk

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On March 25, 1983, Michael Jackson performed for the 25th Anniversary of Motown Records in front of a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. It was on this great day in music history that King of Pop introduced the forever famous Moonwalk while performing Billie Jean. The Moonwalk was actually developed by Bruno Falcon, widely known as Taco, one of Michael's friends, choreographers and dancers for many years.



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This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on March 25, 2013, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

Róisín O - Synchronicity

MusicTelevisio.Com presents Róisín O and her music video for her song Synchronicity

Just below is an enchanting music video by Róisín O for her song titled Synchronicity, which is track #2 from her debut album she named The Secret Life of Blue. From Ireland herself, she is signed to the independent Irish label, 3ú Records. The video was direct by Video directed by Myles O'Reilly.

Róisín O - Synchronicity


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The Bayonets -- Sucker For Love

Guitarist Brian Ray recently announced he recently formed a new band called The Bayonets. Below is their first release. I love the video. It's zany. But the best thing is that I especially love the song while laying back and closing my eyes without the video. It's super fun and tight. My mind goes in a million directions. It's not a song that's going to change the world, but it sounds and feels like a real classic in a Tom Petty and Dire Straights sort of way. And there ain't nothin' wrong with rockin' out especially when it makes you happy and smile. Enjoy! GC



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The Rolling Stones

No intro is necessary except to say turn it up to 10. GC

The Rolling Stones - Miss You


The Rolling Stones - Rain Fall Down


The Rolling Stones - Out of Control


The Rolling Stones - Almost Hear You Sigh


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More from Lianne La Havas

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One of the fastest rising stars who has practically hit the top, Lianne La Havas has done it all so far with musical substance and without hype. I write practically, because she will be pushing higher what the top means. Lianne's live shows are fantastic. She can sing all by her lonesome with just her guitar, captivating everyone in the room. And with her band, it's another incredible high to listen and watch. Catch her if you can. She has that thing known as "it". GC

Below is her the latest from Lianne La Havas in her two part film titled Elusive & Gone.

Lianne La Havas - Elusive


Lianne La Havas - Gone


Hear four more of her excellent songs/videos here: http://www.musictelevision.com/2012/10/lianne-la-havas.html

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Ten Years After at Woodstock (1969)

Received Bob Lefsetz' mailbag e-mail this morning and read the letter (down below) from Terry Ellis, co-founder of Chrysalis Records and a producer tied to way too many great records to name including my favorite Jethro Tull album titled Aqualung. Terry wrote to Bob about Alvin Lee who just passed away recently. He referenced Alvin with Ten Years After at Woodstock. Had to revisit this excellent take. Enjoy! GC

Ten Years After - I'm Going Home at Woodstock on August 17th 1969


Band members: Alvin Lee -- guitar, vocals, Leo Lyons -- bass, Ric Lee -- drums, Chick Churchill -- organ

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From: Terry Ellis
To: Bob Lefsetz
Subject: Alvin Lee

Bob,

When Alvin Lee walked on the stage of a small UK blues club in 1967 in his trademark clogs, blonde locks and dramatic good looks and began to play that red Gibson with the peace symbol sticker, fingers flying across the frets, you just knew you were in the presence of a star.

Ultimately millions agreed as Ten Years After stole the show at the UK's Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival in 1968 and later, as, for many, Alvin became the face of Woodstock after the movie was released in 1970.

Alvin was a warm man, with a ready smile and an easy sense of humor to go with those flying fingers.

As an aspiring musician in England, Alvin entrusted his life and career to two recent University graduates, still wet behind the ears! In doing so, Alvin helped put in place the first building block of a business which became known as Chrysalis.

Chris Wright and I will always be grateful.

Alvin left us far too early and we will miss him,

Terry
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Lady

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Fresh out of the U.K., soul divas ‎Terri Walker and Nicole Wray created a new duo that they call Lady. 

Below is the official music video for song #4 titled "Get Ready" on their self titled album.  The song has a thick old school sound that grooves for days.  Enjoy! GC




Lady - Get Ready


Get the new album direct from Truth & Soul Records at: http://truthandsoulrecords.com/albums/lady/

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Chasin The Sun

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I love artists who can sit down with an instrument and sing their asses off with little or no pomp and circumstance. Susan Calloway delivers that in this most excellent live performance of her original song titled Chasin The Sun. First saw this video below a few years ago and I still love to crank it up regularly and ponder her words that reflect on that dose of reality dreamers with big ideas are faced with as they are often kicked to the curb, but manage to get up again and keep going. Whether one loves the song or not, it's a song with legs that keeps selling and selling and selling in good numbers for any artist, indie or major. She may not yet be a household name in America, but she is organically growing a strong international following by traveling and playing shows around the world. GC

Susan Calloway - Chasin' The Sun


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Susan Calloway in rehearsal w/ full orchestra in Paris in January 2012 

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Lake Street Dive - I Want You Back

MusicTelevision.Com presents Lake Street Dive

Typically don't feature cover songs here, but loving this inspired group known as Lake Street Dive performing their rendition of the Jackson 5 hit "I Want You Back", live on a Boston sidewalk. It's from their EP titled Fun Machine, which is available on iTunes. Enjoy! GC



Below is an original song... :)

Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits (Live from Pickathon 2012)


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Miles Davis - Live in 1967

Excellent 1967 live recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, live in Germany.



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Allen Stone Live

Tasty live performance hosted by Seattle Washington's KEXP radio at an event they hosted in Austin during SXSW last year. This was filmed at Mellow Johnny's, a bike shop owned by Lance Armstrong in Austin.

Allen Stone is one of the baddest live soul performers living. The dude sings his ass off. Look out for Stones latest record being released February 25, 2013. Enjoy! GC



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More from Trixie Whitley

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Trixie Whitley's latest album titled "Fourth Corner" was just released. As a big fan of Whitley's essence, I decided to buy the physical CD, a very rare thing for me to do. The CD had sold out on Amazon quickly, but they restocked and I just got mine. Track number 6 titled "Breathe You In My Dreams" was featured here before and I have been raving about it for a while. It's a definite contender for song of the year and video of the year. The song puts her in this league where she practically outshines legends known for these kinds of soulful ballads, like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. Trixie shows what kind of pipes she really has, but her pure passion is what is most breathtaking. GC

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


The entire Fourth Corner record is great! Below is the video to track 4 on the album :)

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love (Directed by Anton Coene)


And here is a taste of one more song from Fourth Corner.

Trixie Whitley - "Silent Rebel Pt. 2" (shot in studio by Anton Coene)


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A Valentines Day post from Gaby Moreno

Gaby Moreno, dressed in red and playing a red fuitar, made a Valentine's Day post od an acoustic version of her beautiful original song titled Y Tu Sombra. Happy Valentine's Day! GC

Gaby Moreno - Y Tu Sombra (Valentines Day Post)


Gaby Moreno - Y Tu Sombra (Official Studio Version and Music Video)


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Wilson T. King

Just heard this fantastic guitarist known as Wilson T. King. A future blues extraordinaire, he is too far under the radar at present. Definitely fresh and the real deal. Enjoy! GC

Wilson T. King - Born Into This


Wilson T. King - Bury Me With The Bible


Connect direct with Wilson T. King at https://www.facebook.com/pages/WilsonTKing/356654559632

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Cuba Feliz

Below is the French musical-documentary Cuba Feliz, directed by Karim Dridi. It was first released in 2000, but is definitely worth watching if you have not seen it yet. The film follows a 76 year-old Cuban musician known as El Gallo as he travels throughout his country to play music with everyone he can. The doc captured the life of this senior troubadour, and a unique glimpse of life in Cuba, as he connects and bathes in Cuba's rich music culture. Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes. GC



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IKIRA BARÚ

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Latina music princess Ikira Baru of Colombia has what she calls her Latin Heritage musical project. Here is another installment of that project with her recording of the classic song Qué será de ti? Enjoy! GC



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