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2021-11-27 8:39:27 AM  
That was during the Stax Volt record labels tour of Europe, introducing what at the time were largely unknown acts.  This particular segment was recorded in Norway.  If you look at the audience, there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.

Stax Volt Tour 1967 feat. Otis Redding, Booker T. & The MGs, Sam & Dave
Youtube kUk1WTAReyE
 
2021-11-27 9:47:13 AM  
Why are they doing a cover of the Blues Brothers song? And why does it look like this is from the past????

So confused now :(
 
2021-11-27 9:54:08 AM  
 
TWX
2021-11-27 10:07:24 AM  

markie_farkie: Here's Booker T and the MGs.. Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.


Which explains why the version of Green Onions on both a Blues Brothers album and as featured in the 1980 film sounds so faithful, because it was largely the same musicians...
 
2021-11-27 10:33:12 AM  
I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.
 
2021-11-27 10:50:11 AM  
I am amazed at the quality of the music shown on German TV back in the day. They had a program called Rockpalast which broadcast live concerts starting in 1974 and is still going today. Anybody who was anybody touring Europe wanted to get a Rockpalast gig. They recorded select concerts that are still available today but the best is still Linda Ronstadt in 1977 recorded in Offenbach.
 
2021-11-27 10:50:14 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.


As much as it sucks, sometimes you have to sell off a piece of your soul for a paycheck.

Hopefully, he was paid in advance.
 
2021-11-27 10:54:34 AM  

catmandu: I am amazed at the quality of the music shown on German TV back in the day.


It's almost like the rest of the planet treats TV like it's primarily an educational and enriching vital public service, rather than a revenue stream for corporations to profit off nonstop mindless entertainment and gratuitous blood spattered head shots in almost every cop show.
 
2021-11-27 10:55:09 AM  
Was Lucille there?
 
2021-11-27 11:39:57 AM  

FarkingChas: Why are they doing a cover of the Blues Brothers song? And why does it look like this is from the past????

So confused now :(


Plus it was created to be a theme song for a movie glorifying black face.  I am so confused.
 
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2021-11-27 11:50:59 AM  

catmandu: I am amazed at the quality of the music shown on German TV back in the day. They had a program called Rockpalast which broadcast live concerts starting in 1974 and is still going today. Anybody who was anybody touring Europe wanted to get a Rockpalast gig. They recorded select concerts that are still available today but the best is still Linda Ronstadt in 1977 recorded in Offenbach.


I've been watching old episodes of Beat Club and Beat-Beat-Beat that are uploaded to the Beat Club youtube channel.  Later Beat Club became Musikladen, retaining the same theme song and Uschi Nerke as one of the presenters, but while Beat Club predominately featured live perfomances from the acts, a lot more of the acts featured on Musikladen were lipsynching.  There are still some wonderful live performances on that later programme too, but it's clear that the Top Of The Pops model was becoming more popular.

I judge musical acts partly on their ability to produce a live version of their show, if they make appearances.  I suppose my scale at one end has 1960s/1970s folk music acts like Peter, Paul, and Mary, who were able to do their entire catalogue acoustically, to the other end being an act like Milli Vanilli where even the frontmen hadn't actually sung a note.  Some acts use a little bit of electronic assistance, or perhaps live playing in front of a background track because the music requires too many players to effective set up on some stages or to tour with, but once an act is basically just lipsynching to its studio recordings then to me it's not really a 'performance' anymore.

The only one on the Milli Vanilli end of the spectrum that gets any sort of pass, and even then I'm a bit on the fence about it, is Lipps, Inc and the song Funkytown.  The band's name is an intentional joke on lip-synch and the studio singer was not the woman lip-synching to it in the music video.  With the real singer Cynthia Johnson being black and the pantomime performer being white it was almost a social experiment in racial acceptance.  Johnson has subsequently peformed it live and done a decent job of it:


Lipps inc (Cynthia Johnson) - Funkytown live 2015 FR TV
Youtube UR79HVNCXtY


And then on the other hand, many of Trevor Horn's bands never really performed live at all, and only made reluctant television appearances for promotional purposes.  He subsequently did two Buggles tunes live (link) and one Art of Noise tune (link) and they were very, very well done live performances of acts that were never intended to performed live.
 
2021-11-27 12:20:53 PM  

markie_farkie: Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers


That entire show is worth watching, but S&D absolutely destroy everyone else on stage with their version of Hold On I'm Coming.
 
2021-11-27 12:33:07 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: AnotherBluesStringer: I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.

As much as it sucks, sometimes you have to sell off a piece of your soul for a paycheck.

Hopefully, he was paid in advance.


Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

/that's their job
 
2021-11-27 1:09:11 PM  

markie_farkie: That was during the Stax Volt record labels tour of Europe, introducing what at the time were largely unknown acts.  This particular segment was recorded in Norway.  If you look at the audience, there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kUk1WTAReyE?start=170]


In fact, Booker T and the MGs are Sam and Dave's backing band.  Which I somehow never knew until yesterday.

/And Isaac Hayes of all people wrote all their hits.
 
2021-11-27 1:10:33 PM  

whither_apophis: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: AnotherBluesStringer: I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.

As much as it sucks, sometimes you have to sell off a piece of your soul for a paycheck.

Hopefully, he was paid in advance.

Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

/that's their job


And Melania married Trump. Some paychecks are really unpleasant to earn.
 
2021-11-27 1:34:32 PM  

markie_farkie: there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.


That still applies.
 
2021-11-27 1:37:04 PM  
Play it whoever you are!
 
2021-11-27 2:02:53 PM  

minnkat: markie_farkie: there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

That still applies.


Vaya Con Dios - Heading For A Fall (LIVE AVO Sessions)
Youtube Xr_Mwg9tmmU
 
2021-11-27 2:32:24 PM  

whither_apophis: /that's their job


Ponder for a moment all the crap movies Michael Caine was in.  You're either working or burning through your savings.
 
2021-11-27 2:54:23 PM  
Excuse me, but I was told that the Beatles were the greatest of all time.
These guys were pale imitators of the mighty Beatles, who were a musical singularity.
Everything before them led to the Beatles, and everything after was merely derivitive.
 
2021-11-27 2:57:46 PM  

2wolves: whither_apophis: /that's their job

Ponder for a moment all the crap movies Michael Caine was in.  You're either working or burning through your savings.


We just watched The Bermuda Triangle. A crap-fest of a movie roasted on Riff Trax. It featured John Huston. And not during a fallow period either. Nobody seems to know why he appeared. It's as of the pope worked as a carnival barker.

You never know. [pause] You never know.
 
2021-11-27 4:43:16 PM  

jake3988: markie_farkie: That was during the Stax Volt record labels tour of Europe, introducing what at the time were largely unknown acts.  This particular segment was recorded in Norway.  If you look at the audience, there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kUk1WTAReyE?start=170]

In fact, Booker T and the MGs are Sam and Dave's backing band.  Which I somehow never knew until yesterday.

/And Isaac Hayes of all people wrote all their hits.


Booker T and MGs had no horn section. That's the Bar-Kays
 
TWX
2021-11-27 4:55:11 PM  

yakmans_dad: 2wolves: whither_apophis: /that's their job

Ponder for a moment all the crap movies Michael Caine was in.  You're either working or burning through your savings.

We just watched The Bermuda Triangle. A crap-fest of a movie roasted on Riff Trax. It featured John Huston. And not during a fallow period either. Nobody seems to know why he appeared. It's as of the pope worked as a carnival barker.

You never know. [pause] You never know.


Why did Peter O'Toole appear in Caligula?

Why did Charles Gray appear in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the sequel Shock Treatment?
 
2021-11-27 5:20:47 PM  
Oh, you think you're a Sam and Dave fan? Name ONE member of Sam and Dave.
 
2021-11-27 5:32:58 PM  

whither_apophis: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: AnotherBluesStringer: I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.

As much as it sucks, sometimes you have to sell off a piece of your soul for a paycheck.

Hopefully, he was paid in advance.

Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

/that's their job


On one hand, sure. They gotta eat.

On the other hand, he was very public about why he was doing it, and that, to paraphrase, leftist couldn't cancel him.

I get it. I do. But it sure does break my heart to see someone that dealt with hardcore systemic oppression endorse an oppressor.
 
2021-11-27 7:13:28 PM  
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2021-11-27 7:52:46 PM  

whither_apophis: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: AnotherBluesStringer: I love Sam and Dave, but can't bring myself to forgive Moore for singing at Trump's inauguration.

As much as it sucks, sometimes you have to sell off a piece of your soul for a paycheck.

Hopefully, he was paid in advance.

Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

/that's their job


I would politely suggest that Sir Elton John, who is worth half a billion dollars, is in both a professional and financial position to be able to pick and choose which "jobs" he takes.
 
2021-11-27 9:24:07 PM  

catmandu: I am amazed at the quality of the music shown on German TV back in the day. They had a program called Rockpalast which broadcast live concerts starting in 1974 and is still going today. Anybody who was anybody touring Europe wanted to get a Rockpalast gig. They recorded select concerts that are still available today but the best is still Linda Ronstadt in 1977 recorded in Offenbach.


There are a lot of great performances of jazz artists on European TV from the 1950s and early '60s as well; French, German, Dutch, Swedish TV, and a lot have been issued on DVD as well.  Performances and production are always top notch, too.
 
2021-11-28 9:12:53 AM  

dereksmalls: jake3988: markie_farkie: That was during the Stax Volt record labels tour of Europe, introducing what at the time were largely unknown acts.  This particular segment was recorded in Norway.  If you look at the audience, there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kUk1WTAReyE?start=170]

In fact, Booker T and the MGs are Sam and Dave's backing band.  Which I somehow never knew until yesterday.

/And Isaac Hayes of all people wrote all their hits.

Booker T and MGs had no horn section. That's the Bar-Kays


Fun fact: They're the same band with essentially the same members, it was just a side project.  If horns played on the record, it was credited to the Bar Kays.  If it didn't, it was credited to Booker T and the MGs.
 
2021-11-28 12:55:16 PM  

jake3988: markie_farkie: That was during the Stax Volt record labels tour of Europe, introducing what at the time were largely unknown acts.  This particular segment was recorded in Norway.  If you look at the audience, there's evidence of toe tapping, and clapping, which for Norwegians at the time, was equivalent to a mosh pit.

Here's Booker T and the MGs..  Fun fact: Most of his backup band made appearances in the Blues Brothers.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kUk1WTAReyE?start=170]

In fact, Booker T and the MGs are Sam and Dave's backing band.  Which I somehow never knew until yesterday.

/And Isaac Hayes of all people wrote all their hits.


Hayes co-wrote those hits with Dave Porter.
 
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