1. Dream Café – Greg Brown 2. Up With The Sun – Instant Karma 3. Perfect – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé 4. Africa Blues – Doc MacLean feat Lungiswa Plaatjies 5. Africa’s Not For Sissies – Syd Kitchen 6. I’ll Remember You – Brian Finch 7. Light A Light – Janis Ian 8. Gospel Road – Johnny Cash 9. Follow Me – John Denver 10. You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King 11. Brooklyn Roads – Neil Diamond 12. Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On The Jukebox – James Taylor 13. Gone To Pablo – Luka Bloom 14. Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer – Joan Baez 15. Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo 16. It Turns Me Inside Out – Willie Nelson 17. Souvenirs – Dan Fogelberg 18. Wings – Tim Buckley 19. Wondering Where The Lions Are – Bruce Cockburn 20. Jamaica Say You Will – Jackson Browne 21. Rock Me On The Water – Linda Ronstadt 22. I’m Not Gonna Beg – Natalie Merchant 23. As Though It Were A Movie – Peter Sarstedt 24. When You Walk In The Room – Cilla Black 25. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Three Dog Night 26. Mercy – Duffy 27. Loco De Amor (Crazy For Love) – David Byrne & Celia Cruz 28. Darby’s Castle – Kris Kristofferson 29. Come To Bed – Gretchen Wilson feat John Rich 30. No Regrets – Tom Rush 31. Before My Time – Bob Carpenter 32. Danny’s Song – Anne Murray 33. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot 34. Sugaree – Jerry Garcia 35. You Better Get It Before It Gets You – Creedence Clearwater Revival 36. A Little Cocaine – Lee Clayton
A mix of tunes, from the past, present and the future, covering a wide range of genres and styles.
Expect the unexpected.
This mix features a bunch of South African Pop, Blues & Rock tunes, released between 2003 and 2019.
1. Pot Of Gold – Crimson House 2. Lady Amber – Jack Hammer feat Piet Botha 3. Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf cover) – Albert Frost 4. I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown cover) – Van Coke Kartel 5. RSVP (live 2003) – Piet Botha & Jack Hammer 6. Stoke The Fire – Seether 7. Afrikaans – Foto Na Dans & Flash Republic 8. Meisie Sonner Sokkies (David Kramer cover) – Die Tuindwergies 9. Unicorns – Crimson House 10. Hop On Hop Off – GoodLuck 11. Late Night People [Pontifexx and Johanns remix] – GoldFish feat Soweto Kinch 12. Baby Tjoklits (Gerhard Steyn cover) – Francois van Coke 13. Kaptein (Span Die Seile) (Kurt Darren cover) – Straatligkinders 14. S.O.S. – Fatman 15. Kilimanjaro (BreakDLaw remix) – Johnny Clegg & Juluka 16. Sunglasses At Night (Corey Hart cover) – JR, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Locnville, aKING, Van Coke Kartel and Thieve 17. Cocaine (JJ Cale / Eric Clapton cover) – Van Coke Kartel 18. Die Mystic Boer (Valiant Swart cover) – Karen Zoid & Valiant Swart 19. Maniac (Michael Sembello cover) – Van Coke Kartel feat Francois van Coke 20. Cars Hiss By My Window (The Doors cover) – Piet Botha 21. Help Me (live 2003) (Sonny Boy Williamson II cover) – Albert Frost 22. Call Me The Breeze (JJ Cale / Lynyrd Skynyrd cover) – Dan Patlansky 23. She Always Gets What She Wants (Prime Circle cover) – Karen Zoid & Ross Learmonth 24. Die Rivier – Spoegwolf 25. Ooh La La – WONDERboom 26. Help! (The Beatles cover) – Van Coke Kartel 27. Goodbye Tonight – Seether, Van Coke Kartel & Jon Savage 28. Ou Swerwer – Piet Botha
Some of my favourite story-telling and folky-type tunes from the 1970s
1. Dedication – Rogue 2. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd 3. Wrong End Of The Rainbow – Tom Rush 4. When I Need You Most Of All – David Buskin 5. A Horse With No Name – America 6. Mr Bojangles – Neil Diamond 7. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez 8. So Long, Marianne – Leonard Cohen 9. Heart Of Gold – Neil Young 10. I Started A Joke – Bee Gees 11. Baby I’m-A Want You – Bread 12. Back Home Again – John Denver 13. Tequila Sunrise – Eagles 14. Where Do You Go To My Lovely? – Peter Sarstedt 15. Streets Of London – Ralph McTell 16. Rain – José Feliciano 17. Whiskey In The Jar (live 1974) – The Dubliners 18. Costafine Town – Splinter 19. Simone – England Dan & John Ford Coley 20. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles 21. Gypsy Boy – Bob Carpenter 22. Angie – The Rolling Stones 23. I Wish We’d All Been Ready – Larry Norman 24. The Walls Of The World – Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra 25. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty 26. Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs – Brian & Michael 27. Arms Of Mary – The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver 28. Lady Eleanor – Lindisfarne 29. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison 30. Lady D’Arbanville – Cat Stevens 31. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 32. Still… You Turn Me On – Emerson, Lake & Palmer 33. Everything’s Alright – Yvonne Elliman 34. Thinking Of You – The Edgar Broughton Band 35. Tuesday Afternoon – The Moody Blues 36. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor 37. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot 38. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan 39. The Girl With April In Her Eyes – Chris de Burgh 40. And The Whole World – Ramases 41. A Little Cocaine – Lee Clayton
A vibrant, chaotic mix of Electronica, Reggae, Rock, Psychobilly and more… the soundtrack to an extremely strange, imaginary movie.
Some lyrics are explicit.
Image: Sonia Ada Murray
1. Awake – Jim Morrison & The Doors 2. Wakey Wakey – Constructus Corporation 3. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren 4. F C K – Teba 5. Gimme Da Weed – Juan Thyme & The Chronic Clan 6. Money (live 2008) – The Easy Star All-Stars 7. We Come To Rock You – Inner Circle 8. Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat) – The Detroit Cobras 9. She’s Only 18 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers 10. Sex – Pressure Cookies 11. Pornography – Pug 12. Bang On The Drum – Sibot & Spoek Mathambo 13. Secret Asian Man – Mr Sakitumi 14. Secret Agent Man (live 1966) – Johnny Rivers 15. Peter Gunn – The Cramps 16. Evil World Of The She Spies – Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop 17. Krokodil – Retro Dizzy 18. Toxic – The Surfrajettes 19. Surfin’ Paris-Texas (excerpt) – Acid Mothers Temple 20. The Barracuda – The 126.96.36.199’s 21. Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon 22. Big Wave – Pearl Jam 23. Too Bad About Your Girl – The Donnas 24. Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill 25. Kids In The Clubs – Janie Jones 26. X – Benguela 27. Sahara – Camel 28. January (live 2018) (excerpt) – The Buckfever Underground 29. The End (Eitan Reiter remix) – The Doors
Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin
1 Let The Good Times Roll by Shirley & Lee 2 So Close, So Far Away by Derek Trucks Band 3 Bad, Bad Feeling by Trampled Underfoot 4 I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters cover) by Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson 5 Ooh Yeah by Mahalia Barnes & The Soulmates feat Joe Bonamassa 6 Beyond Games by The Tony Williams Lifetime 7 Billy The Mountain Jam (live 1971) by Frank Zappa 8 Electrick Gypsies by Steve Hillage 9 And It Stoned Me by Van Morrison 10 Riders On The Storm (The Doors cover) by Gordon’s Suitcase (feat Piet Botha) 11 Inner Temple by Gong 12 Bulldance by Ian Carr’s Nucleus 13 Stormy Monday Blues by T-Bone Walker 14 Blues Beach by Steely Dan 15 Paper Plane by Status Quo 16 I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Blood, Sweat & Tears cover) by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa 17 When A Blind Man Cries (Deep Purple cover) by Ian Gillan with Jeff Healey and Jon Lord 18 Copperhead Road by Steve Earle 19 I’m A Man (1968 version) by Muddy Waters 20 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus cover) by Jeff Beck 21 Gods & Highways & Old Guitars by Roadhouse 22 I’m Gonna Crawl (Led Zeppelin cover) by Jenna Mamina 23 Grounded by Autobahn 24 Please Don’t Judas Me by Nazareth
Highway Star [8.18 / 7.05] fromOn the Wings of a Russian Foxbat recorded live in California 27 February 1976. Listed as Goin’ Down / Highway Star on cover, but does not actually include Goin’ Down. It does however include a snippet from Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away.
Mistreated [13.00 / 11.29] from Mk III – The Final Concerts recorded live in Paris 7 April 1975. Includes a snippet from B.B. King’s Rock Me Baby
Child In Time [17.25 / 17.34] from Scandinavian Nights recorded live in Stockholm 12 November 1970
When A Blind Man Cries [3.33 / 3.30] from b-side of Never Before single 1972 According to the sleeve, this is a studio recording from Stockholm 1970 featuring David Coverdale & Glenn Hughes!!! Which is completely wrong. It’s the ordinary studio version recorded during the Machine Head sessions and featuring the Mark II band. First album release was on theMark I & II compilation.
During their thirty year history, DP have seen many personnel changes, but over the years each line up has added their own classic albums and live performances to the DP legend. This CD captures Mark 2 in Stockholm, Mark 3 in Europe and Mark 4 in California. The latter performance was long regarded as ‘The Holy Grail’ to DP collectors as it was the only great performance captured on tape with Tommy Bolin in the guitarist’s chair. As a bonus, the rare studio track ‘When a Blind man cries’ has been added to this CD capturing Purple at their most blue.
I wrote a review for this CD which appeared on the Deep Purple Digest Mailing List on 10th September 1998.
Deep Purple – Live And Blue (Out Of The Mists Of Time)
A review by Brian Currin, September 1998
This CD is a compilation of live tracks (and one studio release) released in 1996 in South Africa only. There are a number of mistakes in track timings, cover art and general info, but don’t let this distract you from a great listening experience. This CD is compiled from 3 Connoisseur Collection live CDs, plus the studio outtake (and b-side) “When A Blind Man Cries”.
All the live tracks are taken from:
Scandinavian Nights (recorded in 1970),
Mk 3: The Final Concerts (recorded in 1975) and
Live In California (1976, also known as On The Wings Of A Russian Foxbat)
According to the album cover, Glenn Hughes and Tommy Bolin are both left-handed guitarists (wait till Jimi hears about this!). This is the same photo as on Foxbat, just reversed and with a different logo style. The title on the cover is Live And Blue, but on the spine it says Out Of The Mists Of Time (and on the actual disc the title is The Deep Purple Connection!).
OK, let’s talk about the music which is why I wrote this review in the first place and why I listen to this CD so often. I bought this CD after already having all the other albums mentioned above, but I really liked the idea of a live compilation.
The CD opens with Black Night, which was the encore from Stockholm on the 12th of November 1970. A wonderful version especially considering this song wasn’t even a year old at the time. Great guitar/vocal interplay near the end.
This is followed by Speed King from the same show. This track “speeds” along and includes Ian Gillan telling us what a speed king is. (Someone who can sing at 100 miles an hour!)
Next up is Smoke On The Water from the Long Beach Arena, 27th February 1976. Whose says Tommy can’t play SOTW? (not me, anymore!). A superb version until Glenn Hughes starts his warbling, barely-recognisable version of Georgia On My Mind. Why did he bother?
Highway Star is the encore from the Long Beach show. A thundering track that includes a snippet from Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away. Listed on CD cover as Goin’ Down/Highway Star, but Goin’ Down has gone!
Burn, the fast-paced show-opener from Graz in Austria on the 4th April 1975 with an excellent organ solo from Jon Lord.
The last Deep Purple performance with Ritchie until 1984 included this majestic version of Mistreated from Paris on the 7th April 1975. This powerful blues song still gives me cold shivers when I hear it and you would never guess that this was Ritchie’s last show. The snippet from BB King’s Rock Me Baby is handled well by David Coverdale.
Last live track is a long (17 minute) version of Child In Time from Stockholm in 1970. Meanders in places, but overall a great version.
The last track on the CD is the Machine Head outtake When A Blind Man Cries, originally only available as a b-side in 1972. In South Africa, however, this track became a big radio hit and was (and still is) extremely popular, hence it’s inclusion here, I guess. South African DP fans were thrilled that this track was included on their 1995 Masters Of Rock tour (A double bill with Uriah Heep). This song was also played “unplugged” in the studios of South Africa radio station 5FM by The Deep Purple Trio (Jon, Steve and Roger) as part of the same tour.
Well, there you have it, a great collection of live tracks and one of my favourite DP compilation albums.
Sometimes I program my CD player in this order for a better flow:
Child In Time
Smoke On The Water
When A Blind Man Cries (or leave off, since it isn’t a live track)
My overall rating is a very big 9 (including any live version of ‘Strange Kind Of Woman’ would have got it a 10!)