I seem to have Paris on my mind this week. Here’s the divine Diana Krall live in 2002. FYI, she loves her fellow Canadian Oscar Peterson as much as I do.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Oscar Peterson?
Here’s another example: a 2003 documentary about his life. It’s narrated by Christopher Plummer who went to high school with Oscar in Montreal.
Here’s the great soul singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield live in 1988:
This is a 1981 love-fest originally broadcast by CBS. It’s a tribute to Count Basie featuring Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, George Benson, and Joe Williams who Basie called “number one son” because Joe was his discovery.
The great jazz singer live at Ronnie Scott’s club in London:
Another Sunday, another Glastonbury set. This time it’s Jackson Browne live in 2008:
Here’s the great singer-songwriter Aimee Mann live in 2012
I hope you’re ready to rock:
John Hiatt month continues on First Draft with this 1997 performance on German teevee. I decided to give Edward Hopper the day off.
This entry is dedicated to our newest contributor, Cassandra. She is not only a Watergate obsessive, but a big Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music fan as am I.
The last concert I attended before the pandemic was Dwight Yoakam at the Fillmore in New Orleans. It’s fitting that the first concert video posted in the revived SMV be Dwight on Austin City Limits in 2015:
It’s been a long time since I posted a SMV. The last one was dated 8/25/2019. It’s time for a revival.
The pandemic has been a nightmare, but some good things have come out of it. One is the Talking Sopranos video podcast with Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa who played Christopher Moltisanti and Bobby Bacala respectively. They started the podcast back in April, but I only recently discovered it. And here I thought I was a Sopranos superfan instead of a slacker. Woe is me, bop.
This is a recent edition featuring the creator of The Sopranos, David Chase:
If you need some pep in your step, this set by the great Etta James should do the trick:
It’s time for another tribute to the late, great Johnny Clegg with this 1990 show at the Zenith Paris.
The Rolling Stones have cancelled their 2019 tour, which means they won’t be playing Jazz Fest, which, in turn, means that I won’t see them from my top secret free viewing location. This 1989 show will simply have to do:
Today on Adrastos’ obsession with The Sopranos: a recent interview conducted by Harry Smith:
Paul Simon weekend continues with this 1992 appearance on MTV: