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

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