Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver was born during the '60s music explosion and was instrumental in the San Francisco Sound of the era. Founded by Dino Valenti, John Cipollina, David Freiberg , Jim Murray, and Casey Sonoban in 1964, their first recording, released in 1968, featured Cipollina, Duncan, and Freiberg with Greg Elmore, who joined the band in '65.

The band toured the Bay Area extensively in the mid to late sixties and were featured on bills with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

Tonight's show consists of a collection of live performances with fan made slide shows and static images. Unfortunately there was a dearth of live performances available. I've finished off with several videos of performances by the currently reconstituted band.


Fan Site

MySpace - Unofficial



Direct links to the individual videos:
*** Slide Shows

Dino’s Song

What About Me ***

Fresh Air

Shady Grove ***

Pride of Man ***



Maiden of the Cancer Moon ***



Play My Guitar ***

Gold and Silver ***

Joseph’s Coat ***

Don't Cry My Lady Love ***

The Truth ***

Codeine ***

Who Do You Love / When You Love ***

Fire Brothers ***

What About Me ***

Mona ‘07

Fresh Air ‘08

Pride of Man ‘08

Bubba Jeans ‘08

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hightailing it to Mexico.

For the next week I will be talking a hiatus in Cabo San Lucas therefore I will leave you with this little teaser making you wish you were here with me. The vault will return to normal operation in two weeks providing the two hurricanes I am about to encounter on the trip allow my timely return. One is visiting near there now, the other is due midweek.

Direct links to the individual videos:

Mexican Radio

Mexicali Blues – Ratdog

The Seashores Of Old MexicoGeorge Strait


Cielito Lindo Huasteco – Mariachi Vargas

Violin Huapango – Mariachi Vargas

Cancion del Mariachi – Antonio Banderas

Farruca – Carlos Montoya

Bolero Maorquie - Carlos Montoya

Castillos de España – Andre Segovia

Variations On A Theme From W.A. Mozart, Opus 9 - Andrés Segovia

Entre dos aguas - Paco de Lucia

Mediterranean Sundance - Paco de Lucia, John Mclauglin y Al Di Meola

Rica Y Apretadita - A.B. Quintanilla III

Ten Paciencia – Thalia

Nuestro Amor – RBD

Enredame - Fonseca

Mexico - Les Humphries Singers

Sea of Cortez Wildlife

Saturday, October 4, 2008

David Bromberg

Having gained prominence as a session guitarist in the '60s for folk and country legends such as Bob Dylan and Jerry Jeff Walker, David Bromberg embarked on a solo career with his 1971 self-titled debut. Weaving through bluegrass, folk, blues and rockabilly, Bromberg established himself as a talented songwriter to complement his reputation as a master instrumentalist.
Bromberg's early albums featured noteworthy guests such as George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh, and his unique blues style prominently featured brass sections to create a sound that would later be coined "hillbilly jazz." Bromberg accumulated an impressive solo discography through the '70s and '80s, as he continued to work in the studio for renowned artists such as Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and The Eagles.

Beginning in the early '80s, Bromberg gradually left the live music scene to spend additional time with his family and explore his interest in collecting, dealing and repairing violins. [Source]

A fine instrumentalist, David can sure belt out the soul wrenching blues, but also has a tendency to interject some good tongue-in-check humor into the mix.

Tonight I bring you a selection of David’s live performances. Included are a number of performances with guitarist Jorma Kaukauna of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame as well as a couple of fan produced slide shows. Don’t miss the NPR link below, some more fine tunes there.

David Bromberg Website



NPR Interview and performance

David Bromberg Fine Violins

Direct links to the individual videos:

Demon in Disguise – John Sebastian harp

Danger Man

Get Up and Go

Summer Wages

Lost Highway

I Know You Rider – With Hot Tuna

Try Me One More Time

The Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues

Send Me to the Electric Chair

Don’t Put That Thing on Me

Rag time Blues

Yankees Revenege

Oh Sharon

Red Haired Boy

Wall Flower

Mr. Bojangles

I’ll Never be Your Fool

Welcome To The World of Fools

Hesitation Blues – with Jorma Kaukonen

Candyman – with Jorma Kaukonen

Police Dog Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Keep on Truckin – With Jorma Kaukonen

Long Tall Mama – With Jorma Kaukonen

Key To The Highway – With Jorma Kaukonen

How Long Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Whinin' Boy Blues – With Jorma Kaukonen

Water Song – With Jorma Kaukonen

Good Shepherd – With Jorma Kaukonen

The Sky Is Crying – With Jorma Kaukonen

Suffer to Sing the Blues

The Holdup

Black Mountian Rag – with Arlo Guthrie and John McCuen