SHEL - Please Come Home

SHEL is a group of four very beautiful sisters: Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. They are from Colorado where they tend to a sustainable family farm when they are not touring. They are amazing instrumentalists with impeccable voices and harmonies and they write amazing songs and arrangements with all real instruments which they play themselves. They are the total package. Enjoy! GC

SHEL - Please Come Home

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Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights (live on KCRW-FM)

Here is one of Eric Clapton's favorite cats, Gary Clark Jr., performing his own music live on the fantastic Santa Monica College radio station, KCRW broadcasting from my neighborhood of Santa Monica, California. Enjoy! GC

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Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Live)

Here is a tasty live performance of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimmy Hendrix and his band in Stockholm, 1969. Enjoy! GC

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Live)

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MusicTelevision.Com presents the music videos and live performances of Kimbra
Kimbra in the recording studio. 
In my humble opinion, Kimbra is exciting, inspired and remarkable. Was totally bummed that when her tickets went on sale for her upcoming April 17th Troubador show. They went on sale 1PM last Thursday on Ticketfly. I got online at 12:55 and got ready. The tickets sold out before the clock ticked to 1:01 PM. Happy for Kimbra... sad for me :( LOL GC

Kimbra - Plain Gold Ring (Nina Simone) - Live at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne AU

Kimbra - Settle Down

Kimbra - Good Intent

Kimbra - "Two Way Street" (Live at Sing Sing Studios)

Kimbra - "Cameo Lover" (Live at Sing Sing Studios)

Kimbra - A Mashup of "Two Weeks - Head Over Heels"

and next is a great well known collaboration between Gotye and Kimbra.

Gotye featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know

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Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow

Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow - My Favorite Mistake

Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow - Tearing Us Apart (69th Regiment Armory, NYC - Sept. 12, 1996)

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Bonnie Raitt with Norah Jones

Bonnie Raitt With Norah Jones - I Don't Want Anything To Change

Bonnie Raitt With Norah Jones - Tennessee Waltz

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Buy the entire DVD/CD featuring more performances from Bonnie Raitt and Friends (with Bonus DVD)

JES - It's Too Late (First State Remix)

My long time friend, Jes. This is her most recent video. Enjoy!

Peace Love Groove,

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Brother Ali

Have been a huge fan of Brother Ali, ever since I first heard his political reality based rap entitled Uncle Sam Goddamn. This video below is one of Brother Ali's earlier works from his album entitled The Undisputed Truth. Enjoy! GC

Take Me Home by Brother Ali

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Femi Kuti - Beng Beng Beng

MusicTelevision.Com presents Femi Kuti: Beng Beng Beng

Here is a song with major groove and intensity. Femi's father, Fela Kuti, is well known as having been a deeply political artist, with Femi following in Fela's footsteps.  However, with this song, Femi takes it outside of politics and does something purely sex driven, lyrically, with the music in high funk mode... It's Cuban infused Nigerian soul that is like a universal language. Enjoy! GC

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Bob Marley - Live on Old Gray Whistle Test (1973)

Bob Marley & The Wailers perform live in 1973 on the BBC2 television show, Old Grey Whistle Test. Enjoy! GC

Bob Marley - Stir It Up

Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle

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Bob Marley, Music Television
Music Television where MUSIC is the ONLY REALITY!

This post was created on February 16, 2012 by Greg Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Live at North Sea Jazz Fest)

I'm Chaka Khan's biggest fan. I greet people and say goodbye with the phrase "Chaka Khan". Ask any of my friends! Have never ever seen or heard Chaka Khan with a sloppy band. Always love to watch both early and recent films of of the Queen of Funk and happy to have found this great live take which is new to me. GC

Connect direct with Chaka Khan at ChakaKhan.Com

The North Sea Jazz Festival happens each July.

The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague. In those early days there were six venues, three hundred artists and about nine thousand visitors. In the very first festival year, internationally renowned jazz legends performed, such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz, as well as most Dutch avant-garde artists.

In 2006, the festival moved to its current, bigger, location in Rotterdam. This year, the festival will host more than a thousand musicians, spread out over 150 performances and thirteen different stages. Though the numbers of visitors were between 65.000 and 70.000 in recent years, the festival still manages to retain its intimate character.

Connect direct with North Sea Jazz Festival and plan at trip of a lifetime at NorthSeaJazz.Com

Shorty Rogers - Godfather of West Coast Jazz

Here is a flashback to a mentor and wonderful friend, Shorty Rogers :)

The first two videos below are from Frankly Jazz, a half-hour television program produced in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Each program featured one or more prominent West Coast Jazz performer of the day. Frankly Jazz was hosted by Frank Evans, a leading jazz disk jockey of the day. Enjoy! GC

Shorty Rogers plays 'Martian Bossanova' (Live on Frankly Jazz)

Shorty Rogers 'Time Was' (Live on Frankly Jazz)

Shorty Rogers & his Orchestra - It's Not for Me to Say

Shorty Rogers - Afro Cuban Grooves

Shorty Rogers and His Giants - Time Was (1962)
Band: Gary Peacock-bass, Lou Levy-piano, Larry Bunker-drums, Gary Lefebvre-woodwinds, Shorty Rogers-flugelhorn.

This post was created on February 14, 2012 by Greg Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

The Stepkids - Suburban Dream (Live)

via the fabulous Kimbra today on FB :)

The Stepkids - Suburban Dream

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Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

One of the greatest artists of all time. RIP Whitney Houston. You'll be endlessly missed and forever cherished. ♥ GC

Connect direct with the official Whitney Houston legacy website at WhitneyHouston.Com

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher (Music Video)

When this record came out, it felt so good. Had it on vinyl in 1984. We had big stereos and it felt really really bad, as in BADASS. Few rock like Van Halen. Enjoy! GC

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

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Hot For Teacher, Van Halen, Music Television
Music Television: Where MUSIC rules.

This post was created on February 10, 2012 by Greg Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network


Came across Elliot Glass on YouTube a while back and immediately loved his films of LA indie bands shot in what seems to be various living rooms. He has amassed a bunch of great recordings. His crew at Little Videos records the sound beautifully and the photography/video work is pretty darned good and always fits. Here is another cool shoot of local Echo Park/Los Angeles band, Willoughby.

Willoughby - "This Will Be Your Drink"

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Sound: Gus Seyffert
Camera: Elliot Glass & Dave Smallen

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

One of the greatest artists and civil rights activists in the history of modern music, also known as The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone was a true original.

This live concert footage, captured in the summer of 1969 when she performed at the Harlem Cultural Festival in Harlem's Mount Morris Park, is a treasure. Enjoy! GC

Nina Simone - Ain't Got No...I've Got Life (Live in Harlem 1969)

Here is some more live concert footage shot in London in 1968, where she performs the same song, for a audience in Europe, at a slightly slower tempo and cops a subdued groove than the take above. Enjoy!

Nina Simone - Ain't Got No...I've Got Life (Live in London 1968)

Nina Simone's legacy continues at her official website: NinaSimone.Com

Gary Clark Jr.

Music Television presents Gary Clark Jr. at Crossroads Guitar Festival

Since the mid 1990's, Gary Clark Jr. had been activly woodshedding and gigging hard and had developed a strong organic fan base. In 2010, a mix of preparation and fate landed him at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival where Gary Clark Jr. was introduced to a wider source of new fans that includes this network. Thank you, EC!

Just below is his song titled Bright Lights, performed live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights - (Live Version at Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010)

Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights Studio Version and Official Music Video

Gary Clark Jr. - Don't Owe You A Thing (Live at Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010)

Gary Clark Jr. - If You Love Me Like You Say (Live At The Foundry)

Connect direct with Gary Clark Jr. at GaryClarkJr.Com

This post was created on Febuary 6, 2012 by Greg Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network.

Trixie Whitley

Love this artist, her songs and really like this video which was produced by Matthu Placek for NOWNESS.Com

Trixie Whitley - A Thousand Thieves

One of my favorite original songs by Trixie Whitley is I'd Rather Go Blind, not to be confused the song of the same title which Etta James' performed. Both of these recordings of Trixie performing I'd Rather Go Blind are great to hear, if you are a fan.

Trixie Whitley - I'd Rather Go Blind (Solo Acoustic Guitar)

Trixie Whitley I'd Rather Go Blind - (with Daniel Lanois in the studio playing conductor)

Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com


Hollie Smith - Philosophy of Soul

New Zealand recording artist Hollie Smith has her own brand of soul and delivers the goods as she sits in front of a keyboard, live or in the studio, no pomp or circumstance needed. GC

Hollie Smith - Philosophy of Soul

Connect Direct with Hollie Smith at HollieSmith.Co.NZ

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on February 3, 2012, but it is actually a re-post borrowed from a previous May 2011 MusicTelevision.Com post, because Hollie Smith is worth it!

Don Cornelius - Pioneering Music Television Innovator - 1936-2012

So sad to hear about the death of the legend, Don Cornelius. Had the privilege of meeting him and shaking his hand at the 1995 NATPE Convention in Las Vegas where I told him how badass I thought he was. He didn't even crack a smile, but it didn't matter. What a great man, who paved the way for so many great artists. GC


Connect direct with Soul Train, where Mr. Cornelius' legacy grooves on: SoulTrain.Com

This post was created on February 1, 2012 by Greg Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network