Category Archives: Sunday Morning Video

Sunday Morning Video: The Smithereens Live At Infinity Hall

Here’s a 2011 show courtesy of Connecticut Public Broadcasting:

Sunday Morning Video: Oasis Live In 2000

I wrote about Oasis: Supersonic yesterday. Here are those zany, madcap boys playing a hometown gig in Manchester.

Sunday Morning Video: Cheap Trick Play The Beatles


It’s no secret that my colleague Athenae does not share my enthusiasm for the Beatles. But Illinois based rockers Cheap Trick are Beatlemaniacs. This week’s SMV brings together some of CT’s best Beatles covers. We begin with a song from Revolver:

Are you ready to roll up for the mystery tour?

Next up an all-star hair band live version of Get Back:

I’ve got a good reason for posting this version of Day Tripper:

It’s hippie dippy anthem time:

I rarely post audience videos but this one has good sound and no inane chit-chat. Besides, it’s *the* medley from Abbey Road. Say no more.

Cheap Trick has performed Sgt. Pepper in its entirety more than a few times since the LP’s 40th anniversary. We’ll close with a selection of tunes from that Beatles classic. Hmm, I wonder if Rick Nielsen is really Billy Shears?

The only way to finish this epic post is with the ultimate John Lennon song:


SMV: Dr. John Live At The Newport Jazz Festival

It’s Carnival, so it’s Dr. John time:

Sunday Morning Video: The Murder Of Emmett Till

I wrote yesterday about Emmett Till’s lynching and its importance to the Civil Rights movement. Here’s a 2003 American Experience documentary about it:


Sunday Morning Video: The Curse Of The Petrie People

Our tribute to Mary Tyler Moore continues with this episode of her first classic sitcom:

Sunday Morning Video: Austin City Limits Songwriters Special

This 2008 episode features the late Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, and token non-Texan, John Hiatt:

Sunday Morning Video: Happy New Year

Here’s the second set from the Grateful Dead’s 1990 NYE show at the Oakland Coliseum complete with a long countdown and balloon drop. The music starts at the 4:13 mark:


Sunday Morning Video: Asia Live In Basel


The original Asia lineup of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer, and John Wetton regrouped in 2006 and made some terrific music. This 2010 show was from a tour in support of the Omega album.

It’s lagniappe time. It’s a 1983 MTV show with the late Greg Lake filling in for John Wetton on bass and vocals. Lake was an awkward fit with Asia so this was strictly a one-off thing.

Sunday Morning Video: The French Resistance

Since I’ve gone on about les Maquis, here’s a pretty good documentary about the French Resistance. It’s an episode of the Secrets of War series and is narrated by Charlton Heston:

Sunday Morning Video: The Most Dangerous Game


You’re not seeing double. This is not my post-election piece, The Most Dangerous Game, it’s the 1932 movie that inspired that post. This atmospheric black and white horror flick involved many of the same people who went on to make King Kong the next year.

Sunday Morning Video: Leon Russell Live On Homewood Session

It’s our final tribute to the late, great Leon Russell. It’s Leon and friends on a homey Los Angeles teevee show hosted by the film critic Charles Champlin. R.I.P. Leon.


Sunday Morning Video: The Jayhawks On The Radio

Dr. A and I saw the Jayhawks for the second time this year. This time it was at home at Tipitina’s, which is a stone’s throw from Adrastos World HQ. They were great.

They’ve been doing a slew of radio gigs to promote their tour and new album Paging Mr. Proust. Here are some of them:

Sunday Morning Video: Chicago Blues

Here’s a 1972 documentary featuring some of the biggest names in the blues as well as Studs Terkel and Dick Gregory:


Sunday Morning Video: Mark Knopfler-A Night In London

Here’s a 1996 show featuring guest appearances by Jools Holland and Sonny Landreth.

Sunday Morning Video: The Temptations Live

Our annual fundraiser is heading into the homestretch. I don’t know about my colleagues but I still ain’t too proud to beg. Please donate to first Draft so we can keep on keeping on. For more details, read what Athenae has to say.

This week’s SMV begins with a Temptations set from 1983. The lineup features Dennis Edwards as the primary vocalist. He had some pretty snazzy dance moves as well.

The second clip is an excerpt from a show featuring former Temptations David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, and our old buddy Dennis Edwards. Dennis replaced Ruffin in the Temps and sang lead on some of their grittier numbers such as Ball of Confusion and Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

Finally, here are Kendricks and Ruffin at Live Aid with Hall & Oates:

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Sunday Morning Video: Miles Davis Quintet Live In Germany

It’s time to follow-up on the Saturday post. The year is 1967. The players are Ron Carter on bass, Herbie Hancock on piano, Tony Williams on drums, Wayne Shorter on saxophone, and the man himself, Miles Davis on trumpet.