Friday, April 06, 2007

Whole lotta folks on Night Music

I'll need to go through this one but Bob Weir starts the clip, Bongwater and the Fabulous Pussywillows are playing, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins is singing.
This must be from show 215, but there's no mention of Screamin' Jay there.

Sun Ra Arkestra - Face the Music (On Night Music)

NRBQ & Phil Woods on Night Music

Performing "Little Floater"

NRBQ on Night Music

Performing "Wild Weekend"

Kronos Quartet on Night Music

"Four, for Tango" by Astor Piazzolla

The Residents on Night Music - From The Plains To Mexico

Aster Aweke on Night Music

This is what made Night Music so great! Where else would you be exposed to such a wide array of musical styles?

Night Music- Pixies perform Monkey Gone to Heaven/Tame

Toots Thielemans on Night Music

Performing "Sophisticated Lady"

Bill Frisell on Night Music

The Residents on Night Music

Doing "Teddy Bear"

Miles Davis on Night Music

Nick Cave on Night Music - Clip 2


Nick Cave - Vocals

Mick Harvey - Guitar

Don Alias - Percussion

Philippe Saisse - Keyboards

Tom Barney (?) - Bass

Nick Cave on Night Music

(That's Jack Black's father-in-law on bass, by the way.)


Nick Cave - Vocals

Mick Harvey - Guitar

Toots Thielemans - Harmonica

Charlie Haden - Bass

Hiram Bullock - Guitar

Philippe Saisse - Keyboards

Omar Hakim - Percussion

Don Alias - Percussion

Night Music (Sunday Night) Clips coming up

For those of you who missed it, Sunday Night--or Michelob Presents Night Music as it was later named--was one of those shows that was destined to fail. It was just too good to stay on TV.
I was living in Japan while it was on American television, (1988-1990), but did end up catching several episodes during the autumn and winter months while I was back at home.
Here's the Wikipedia entry on the show:
Check out the line-up of guest musicians for each episode, and keep in mind that quite often the guests would get together for one, if not more, songs during the episode. Eclectic is probably too often used to describe the show, but given the range of guests, I can't think of another more appropriate word.

I'll be posting some YouTube clips here in a second.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Turtles on the Music Industry

Another great clip. In this one Flo and Eddie (Mark and Howard) show how screwed they were throughout their career:

Dick Dale on the Music Industry

I've seen a couple of these clips lately and will be linking to them here: