10 Great Live Performances from Youtube and 10 Great Interviews (part 2)

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Sep-02-2008

Don’t forget to check the PART 1 as well!

Sun Ra Arkestra "Shadow World" West Berlin


Sun Ra: I think of myself as a complete mystery. To myself.

Jennifer Rycenga: And you do what has to be —

Sun Ra: No I probably do what I’m controlled to do. Something –

Read the rest of the interview here!

Black Uhuru – General Penitentiary and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner


Welcome back in Belgium Duckie. It’s nice to have the legendary Black Uhuru back in its original formation. If there has been one constant in the history of Black Uhuru it must have been Duckie Simpson. You have been there from the beginning. Could you tell us how that whole Black Uhuru adventure started for you?

Duckie Simpson: “We all came from the same neighbourhood. Michael and me grew up together. Black Uhuru started somewhere in the late sixties. There were a lot of changes. Don Carlos was there for a while, but at a certain moment – really before I really realised it had happened – Michael and I got together and started recording and touring.”

Read the rest of the interview here!



FK: “The people I was staying with have a friend, a young lady, and she was at, downtown at one of Malcolm X’s addresses, speeches, and lo and behold who should plop down in the seat next to her but John Coltrane…” < laughs>

JC: < chuckles> “Yeah”.

FK: “…so right away that whetted my curiosity and I wanted to know how many times you had seen him and what you thought of him when you saw him and so forth.”

JC: “That was the only time…”

FK: “Were you impressed with him?”

JC: “Definitely… definitely.”

Read the rest of the interview here!



Harris: The 20th annual Bartenders Ball takes place this Saturday night at the Convention Center. This is traditionally the biggest bash of the year. The highlight of this year’s Bartender Ball is an appearance by the original Blues Brothers band, and joining us on the phone now is a member of that band as well as a man, well, if you look at this man’s credits over the years, they’re amazing: Booker T and the MG’s with that classic Green Onions and he co-wrote Soul Man for Sam and Dave and lots of others. In the Blues Brothers version of Soul Man, you here Belushi yell, “play it, Steve!” Well, this is the “Steve!” This is Steve Cropper. Hi, thanks for coming on with us live from Muscle Shoals, where you’re in the middle of a session?

Cropper: You got it.

Read the rest of the interview here!



HAVELOCK NELSON: Is this the new Bad Boy look? Black on black on black, with black clothes, black shades, and the black gangster-style cap and all that?

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.: Just tryin’ to keep it real and all-black. Just bangin’, you know?

HN: What’s a typical day like for you?

TNB: These days? Just waking up like nine o’clock in the morning, going to different record stores, catching planes, going to the studio, you know? Thinking of ideas for songs for myself and for Junior M.A.F.I.A. Just workin’.

Read the rest of the interview here!

4 Responses to “10 Great Live Performances from Youtube and 10 Great Interviews (part 2)”

  1. djmp45 says:

    niceness!you got me reading mate!that john coltrane video is great: “my favourite things” in definitely one of my favourite things!

  2. Diane says:

    How timeless is Green Onions!

    Just adore Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn and Booker T.

    Great YouTube – Thank you!

  3. [...] is the incredible, breathtaking music by this man, called Sun Ra. An insanely talented, revolutionary musician, [...]

  4. Your blog is very interresting for me, i will come back here..