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Live performances.  Post your all time favorite clips here.

"Vintage" is subjective, but lets loosely define it here as "not from the current generation".  So lets say 20 years off or more.

 

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I'll start.  Was bumming around YouTube and random links led here.  And I remembered so clearly when music was this simple and beautiful.

 

Willie Nelson with Ray Charles - Seven Spanish Angels

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Some are links (my intention); some are embedded. Why that is: I don't know.

 

Live '64. Donovan - Catch The Wind

 

Sorta live/sorta not '67/'70. The Doors - Riders On The Storm

 

Live '69/Woodstock. Arlo Guthrie -  Comin' In To Los Angeleeze

 

Live '69/Apple Records rooftop. Beatles - Get Back

 

Live '70. Cat Stevens - Wild World

 

Live '71/Concert For Bangladesh. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ZH41xfrPo

 

Live '71. Neil digs around in his pockets ... and then plays a new song - Heart of Gold

 

Live '73. Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TWd3skb-Rw

 

Live '79/No Nukes concert. Carly Simon/James Taylor - Mockingbird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeOqD3uMIRs&search=james%20taylor

 

Live '82. Allman Bros - Jessica

 

Live '83/NBA All-Star Game. Marvin Gaye - Star Spangled Banner

 

Live '85/Live Aid. Queen - We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions

 

Live '01. U2 - With Or Without You

 

Live '03. Norah Jones/Willie Nelson - Wurlitzer Prize
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3pIBX0hm68

 

(the '99 No Boundaries Kosovo Benefit version is better, but no vid)
Live  '05. Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfD_Y10yZTY

 

Live '06  . Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris - This Is Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ole4qERZPO8

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The Cars - Just What I Needed:

 

Tina Turner and David Bowie, because TINA TURNER & DAVID BOWIE! Also, the slow dance towards the end is an amazing moment:

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@iPad, the embedding only works with YouTube.

 

OMG, I have never seen that video with the Eagles.  Listen to those natural harmonies at the beginning, that gave me goose bumps head to toe!  Thanks so much for that piece of history!  Look at how young they are.  Geesh Louise.

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From MTV Unplugged, LL Cool J singing "Momma Said Knock You Out"

 

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@iPad, the embedding only works with YouTube.

 

OMG, I have never seen that video with the Eagles.  Listen to those natural harmonies at the beginning, that gave me goose bumps head to toe!  Thanks so much for that piece of history!  Look at how young they are.  Geesh Louise.

 

Thanks BizBuzz, I thought it had something to do with Youtube.

 

I could not find any good Hotel California Youtube video; The Eagles are very "delicate" about their product being freely appreciated by their audience. I recommend the History of The Eagles documentary if you are an Eagles fan, they show it every once in a while on Showtime (or maybe Encore?)

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This clip of Crowded House doing "Distant Sun" on the Tonight Show is so good. I actually like it better than the album version of the song. The musicians are all on point, Neil's voice is excellent, and Paul Hester's hoots in the background are so much fun. They're really playing the hell out of the song. 

 

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One of my favorite female singers. I sing contralto like she does, so we sing together  a lot in my car. This was in the 70's in Central Park. Young and beautiful with crazy long legs in that dress. Haha! You see a quick shot of Art Garfunkle and George Harrison chatting on the side. Plus this song is probably my favorite of hers. I never understood it's meaning until I was an adult and it probably struck a cord with many women back then with the rise of the feminist movement. So, enjoy...  

 

 

 

 

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Okay, this one's been on my shelf for a while.  I first noticed this YouTube channel when posting a version of the single release of Jose Feliciano's "Chico And The Man" theme on the theme song thread.

 

I stumbled back on it today, and realized there's a real treasure trove of other vintage music clips on that channel--and they ALL feature the unique aspect of being shown playing on an old jukebox (just the innards, so you can see the action of things).  

 

I think in a way, since that machine will eventually break down, and those singles will break or degrade, videos like this are acts of historical preservation.  Future generations will never have heard the hiss of playing music from a piece of spinning polyvinyl chloride through a needle.  They won't understand the true difference between analogue and digital.

 

Here's the channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Raves0From0The0Grave/videos

 

And here's a video to tease...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3UFGE2igwU

 

And the explanation of why there's no other way to hear this.  Anywhere. Here's the comment on that video: 

 

Uploaded on May 8, 2010

Shirley gives it ONE HUNDRED AND TEN PERCENT on this - holding that last note for EVER! Thanks probably to Britain's M.U., the version on all albums and CDs of this track was RE-RECORDED. While Barry's BACKING TRACK was the SAME - Shirley's vocals WERE NOT! This is a completely DIFFERENT performance - and ONLY on THIS version did Shirley give it everything she'd GOT! Just LISTEN to the difference...

And as far as I can tell he's right. I've heard many recordings of this song and I've never heard the last note go on quite that long.

Go explore the rest of that channel--there's neat stuff waiting.

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25 Clips of Keith introduced me to some pieces I hadn't seen before from Keith Richards' raw and storied life in the public eye.

 

 

Keith downright giggles on stage at the 'needle and a spoon' line.

 

The Stones' Rock and Roll Circus had a few gems in it. First, Yer Blues by the Dirty Mac - John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith on bass. I kind of love watching young Eric Clapton just do his thang.

 

 

And also from the Circus... the Who. They were in fighting form having just come off tour and this version of 'A Quick One While He's Away' is pretty righteous.

 

 

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Myself, I usually like studio takes of songs much better. But I have some exceptions.

Some examples?

"Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits from their 1983 Live album, "Alchemy":

 

"Incident On 57th Street" by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, live at the Capitol Theater on 09/20/1978:

 

"Exit" by U2 from the ORIGINAL "Joshua Tree" tour in 1987:

 

 

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