June part I

10 years ago – June 2008 Expo 2008 officially opened with a concert by Bob Dylan, a performance by Philip Glass closed the Expo. Katy Perry got her breakthrough with “One of the Boys” Amos Lee released the brilliant “Last Days at the Lodge” Australia born soul blues and roots rock singer/songwriter Kara Grainger, released … Continue reading June part I

John Paul’s roots music

To a list of all earlier post about Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. (reverse chronological order)  In 2006 John Paul was producing and performing on Uncle Earl’s album “Waterloo, Tennessee” A band playing old time traditional folk and bluegrass sending thoughts back to the early days of wild west, formed in 2000 by KC Groves and Jo Serrapere … Continue reading John Paul’s roots music

Connections

On 13 January 2017, Swedish band Pain of Salvation released In the Passing Light of Day, a concept album based around the true story of bandleader Daniel Gildenlöw hospitalization due to a deadly streptococcal infection, and the reflections it created in him. I’m always careful about overpraising a relative new release, but in this case … Continue reading Connections

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 3

During his time in Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones produced, wrote most of the material, and played keyboards, bass guitar, and guitars on Madeline Bell’s 1973 album “Comin’ Atcha”. A very different music, from what Jones was doing with Zeppelin. Madeline is an American born Soul/R&B/Jazz singer, active since the early 60’s. “Comin’ Atcha” (Jones, Bell) … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 3

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 2

If you want to read the first part John Paul Jones is best known playing Bass and Keybords in Led Zeppelin, but he is a true  multi-instrumentalist, playing a wide range of instruments: harp, double bass, varius types of mandolin, guitar, recorder, koto, lap steel guitar, continuum, autoharp, ukulele, sitar, keyboard guitar, banjo, saxophone, flute, … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 2

The John Paul Jones Story, Part 1

John Paul Jones is a legend, yet a legend that has somewhat gone under the radar compared to his fellow Led Zeppelin bandmates Page & Plant. Something that is a bit strange, because John Paul has been involved with a multitude of very interesting projects since way back in the mid 60’s. So many projects … Continue reading The John Paul Jones Story, Part 1

Hidden 80′s Gems – Part 2 1982

Still depressed by the fact that Mike Oldfield was now making horrible pop songs, I was still crawling around in the backrooms of the record store, trying to avoid any pictures of Michael Jackson and Duran Duran…..no just joking, had been a stream of good album in the early 80’s allready at this point, The … Continue reading Hidden 80′s Gems – Part 2 1982

Morning Dew: Nazareth, Gratefull Dead, Einstürzende Neubauten, Robert Plant, Bonnie Dobson.

Morning Dew is a folk song, but it has often been included in the repertoire of Rock bands. The song is about the last man and woman left alive after nuclear holocaust. It first came to my attention in the early 70’s in this great, long version recorded by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, … Continue reading Morning Dew: Nazareth, Gratefull Dead, Einstürzende Neubauten, Robert Plant, Bonnie Dobson.