Redemption Song | Playing For Change

This song and video is from a ongoing global collaboration of film makers and gifted artists from all corners of the world. The songs include many classics which are get pumped up with fresh fresh breath and inspired energy. The artists participating seem to be not widely known.

The project is called Playing for Change and the record is titled "PFC2: Songs Around the World". This is their second record. This video is just one of twenty songs on this record. This version of "Redemption Song" performed around the world was in honor of Bob Marley's birthday.

Playing For Change - Redemption Song

Connect direct with Playing for Change at PlayingForChange.Org, Facebook.com/PlayingForChangeFoundation, Instagram.com/playingforchangefoundation and Twitter.com/pfcfoundation

The World Is Praying For Etta James

The most under rated soul singer in the world, Etta James, is very ill with a combination of leukemia, Hepatitis C and other condition. Doctors have labeled her condition as terminal.

Fans from around the world are saying their prayers in hopes of a miracle that can turn her health around.

Every time I hear her voice, it kills me. Songs like "I'd Rather Go Blind" is so superb that there are few words or descriptions that can do her work justice. Her brand of soul is pure perfection and raw emotion. GC

Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind


Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love To You

Kimbra - Settle Down (Music Videos)

MusicLoad presents Kimbra and the music videos to her song titled Settle Down

This song in the music video below is titled Settle Down and was performed by the New Zealand based recording artist known as Kimbra. The song is track #1 on Kimbra's debut album titled Vows. The songwriting credits note her real name as Kimbra Lee Johnson with co-writer François Tétaz. The recording was produced by François Tétaz and M-Phazes.

Kimbra is the real deal. Warner Music has their act together, here. GC

Kimbra - Settle Down

Here is a notable remix of Settle Down by the New York City based Penguin Prison

Kimbra - Settle Down (Penguin Prison Remix)

Connect direct with Kimbra at KimbraMusic.Com, Facebook.com/kimbramusic, Instagram.com/kimbramusic, and Twitter.com/KimbraMusic

Connect direct with Pengin Prison at PenguinPrison.com, Facebook.com/penguinprison, Instagram.com/penguinprison and Twitter.com/penguinprison

This post was created on December 14, 2011 by Gregory J. Chamberlain with subsequent edits and mobile friendly updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network.

The Veronicas

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Thank you to Daneen Wrigley of Montreal Canada for recommending these videos by The Veronicas.

Untouched by The Veronicas


Cold by The Veronicas - Filmed live at The Viper Room in Hollywood California in 2011


Connect direct with The Veronicas at TheVeronicas.Com

Trixie Whitley with Black Dub - I'd Rather Go Blind

A great emerging singer, musician and songwriter is Trixie Whitley, who has a solo career, but is also on the team of the legendary artist/producer/songwriter Daniel Lanois and his Black Dub project. This song below, written by Trixie, is entitled I'd Rather Go Blind. The song is no relation to the Etta James song by the same name, although Whitley has a lot of soul. GC



Buy this and other cool tracks directly from Black Dub/Daniel Lanois at: http://www.daniellanois.com/red-floor-records

SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC - BUY DIRECT FROM ARTISTS WHENEVER POSSIBLE :)

Albany Down

Random friend request on YouTube from a tasty American style southern rock band from Britain with tasty slide guitars. Enjoy!

Albany Down - South of the City


Albany Down - I Won't Wait


Albany Down - Cover Duffy's hit single entitled Mercy


Connect direct with Albany Down at AlbanyDown.Com

Matt Roy - Free

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

YouTube. What a great concept! Got a friend request from a young 15 year old up & comer named Matt Roy. Began monitoring his new posts which he performs live for his YouTube followers. Especially liked this one entitled Free, a cover by the Zac Brown Band.



Connect direct with Matt Roy at Posted by YouTube.Com/MattRoyLive

;)

Janis Joplin - 1st Studio Recording Of "Me & Bobby McGee

The first recording of Me & Bobby McGee in the studio. Janis sounds amazing and completely nails it in one take. Is raw and unedited - features studio conversations at beginning. Enjoy!



Hear more Janice Joplin songs and get some downloads :)

Phantom - Engine-EarZ Experiment & Aquasky

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Big new fan of multi genre electronic genius DJ behind Engine-EarZ Experiment. EEE as his project is also known teamed up with a DJ artist known as Aquasky for a track entitled Phantom. Thanks for the tip about Engine-EarZ from Crash who is hosting segments for a music television program in production in association with MusicLoad. Engine EarZ Experiment latest free album download (available at Engine-EarZ.Co.UK is just about all Crash is listening to right now. :) This song below is from a entirely different album than the free album download. Enjoy them both!



One of the greatest artists anywhere: Nneka

"Nneka has depth and her songs have meaning. She is stumping for truth, justice and love. Heavy heavy heavy." GC

Nneka - God of Mercy (live)


and... another love concert recording of God of Mercy :)


Connect Direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

Hear more Nneka songs and get some MP3 Downloads :)
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Raíces y Cultura - Downtown The Ghetto (Reggae from Panama)

Random find on YouTube of a tasty reggae band from Panama.



Raices & Cultura - Real Rastaman


Raices & Cultura - Run 4 Cover


Connect direct with Raíces y Cultura at facebook.com/raicesyculturapanama and youtube.com/raicesyculturatv

The MySpace page for Raíces y Cultura at myspace.com/raicesyculturapanama also has some nice tracks posted. Enjoy!

Sandhy Sondoro - Anak Jalanan (in Indonesian language)

The truly international and very soulful recording artist, Sandhy Sondoro, has a new video for his song Anak Jalanan. The lyrics are in the Indonesian language, but the soul in universal. Enjoy! GC

Sandhy SonDoro - Anak Jalanan


First discovered Sondoro when he was residing and immersed in the music scene in Berlin, Germany. He has many songs recorded in English. Here is one of my favorites, actually recorded for Indonesian television.

Sandhy SonDoro - Superstar (English Lyrics)


Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.com, Facebook.com/sondoromusic, Instagram.com/sandhysondoro_official, Twitter.com/sondoromusic

Mel Alston - Come Back Down

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Came across a outstanding up & coming recording artist, Mel Alston, for the first time, yesterday. much thanks to Redd Pen Media.


Video directed By Juan Ortiz and Brad Watts

Connect direct with Mel Alson at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mel-Alston/30757818458

Nneka and her latest new songs

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Nneka's 3rd and latest album is entitled Soul is Heavy. Her first single is the song below entitled "My Home"

My Home by Nneka


My Home (Live Unplugged in France)


Do you Love Me Now? (Live on Street in Paris)


Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, Twitter.com/NnekaWorld, and MySpace.Com/NnekaWorld

:)

Brother Ali - Take Me Home

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Have been a huge fan of Brother Ali, ever since I first heard his political reality based rap entitled Uncle Sam Goddamn. This video below is one of Brother Ali's earlier works from his album entitled The Undisputed Truth.

Take Me Home by Brother Ali


Connect direct with Brother Ali at BrotherAli.Com, Facebook.Com/BrotherAli, Twitter.com/BrotherAliMpls, and MySpace.Com/BrotherAli

Hear more Brother Ali and get some MP3 downloads :)

Sara Bareilles - Gonna Get Over You (Official video, plus fantastic remix by Sam Ferrar)

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

The beautiful and witty Sara Bareilles keeps making well made music videos to her growing body of work as she never stops playing and performing non-stop around the globe.

Official Music Video for Gonna Get Over You by Sara Bareilles


Fantastic Remix by Sam Ferrar of Gonna Get Over You by Sara Bareilles


Connect direct with Sara Bareilles at SaraBMusic.Com

Connect direct with Sam Ferrar at meandthemcp.com

Hear more Sara Bareilles and get some MP3 Downloads :)


:)

Sara Bareilles - King of Anything - Live in Illinois

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

The fantastic Sara Bareilles is one of those artists with a loyal following that would never miss any show when Sara rolls into any town. Here she is, in a grainy cellphone video, performing live at the Canopy Club in Champaign Illinois. She split the crowd up to sing different parts with her and reffered to the crowd as "aliens" because they were so amazing.



Connect direct with Sara Bareilles at SaraBMusic.Com

Hear some more Sara Bareilles and get some MP3 downloads :)

NOAH23 & KREM- NEW DAWN

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Been following Noah23 on YouTube and came across this very funky hip-hop, soulful rhyming collaboration that he posted Enjoy!



Hear more of Noah23 & Krem at http://krem23.bandcamp.com/

:)

Hear more NOAH23 and get some MP3 Downloads, including NEW DAWN

Sophie Ballamy - My Friend The Moon

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Another dig at Stephen O'Regan's Balcony TV uncovered a North Wales songwriter with a sweet voice and musical integrity. Enjoy!



Connect direct with Sophie Ballamy at https://www.facebook.com/sophieballamymusic

Connect direct with Stephen O'Regan and Balcony TV at http://www.youtube.com/user/StephenORegan

:)

Mugison - Inspired Soul Artist

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Yesterday, I posted a song of Mugison to my other music blog. and today I thought I would post another obscure Mugison video here. I know, I know. This video looks lame at first glance. It's grainy and fucked up. However, listen to this artist and his intonation and twang that's just right. For some reason, I find this artist to be inspired on some crazy level that is not all that common. Enjoy!



The video is the artist known as Mugison who is accompanied by Pétur Ben. The song is entitled Murr Murr and they are performing at the Meanie Bar in Hamburg, Germany. (fyi Mugison is the one on the left who is singing and playing with Pétur Ben on the right)

Connect direct with Mugison at Mugison.com


:)

Romanian Hip Hop by Omu Gnom, Es Qu & Friends from Bucharest - Their Band: Ateliere de creatie

Made friends with rapper Omu Gnom of Bucharest and one of his music partners Es Qu of Bacau, even though I unable to speak their Romanian language, which all of his hip-hop tracks are in.

Omu Gnom and Es Qu has a group that goes by "Ateliere de creatie" that really cooks. Hoping for some English subtitles soon, so I can learn Romanian through this music. Enjoy! GC

Ateliere de creatie and their track entitled Zero Barat


Ateliere de creatie and a funky mix featuring many friends such as Es Qu


Connect direct with Omu Gnom at OmuGnom.Com

Connect direct with Es Qu at Facebook.com/Esqu1

Connect direct with Ateliere de Creatie on their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/Atelieredecreatie

This Wicked Tongue - The Last Syllable

Randomly came across this band that made a well done, zero budget, live music video with the help of friends.



The Friends:
Directed by Ben Pemberton
Filmed by Charlotte Law, Warren Gee, Si Willan and Luke Brown
Edited by Warren Gee and Charlotte Law
Audio recorded by live Dave Draper at the Panic Room

Connect direct with This Wicked Tongue at thiswickedtongue.com

:)

Tasty new Bruno Mars track - It Will Rain

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain



And... here is a clip from "Bruno Mars: Coming Home Documentary", a documentary of Bruno coming home to play a sold out show in his hometown in Hawaii.


Connect direct with Bruno Mars at BrunoMars.Com

Piers Faccini - Tribe unplugged

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Thanks to madmoiZelle of France for the great recording and post.



Connect Direct to Piers Faccini at http://www.piersfaccini.com

PAULO PIÑA y ANDONI LUNA

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Outstanding sounds en español from Mexico City. Enjoy! Thanks to Balcony TV.



:)

ELZHI - Hip Hop

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Enjoying this fantastic hip-hop artist out of Detroit :)

Elzhi - Half Time


Elzhi's album entitled ELmatic is a Free Album for Digital download available at ELZHI.com

Elzhi - It Ain't Hard To Tell


ELZHI - ELmatic - One Love


Ekzhi in Toronto

Blitz the Ambassador - Native Sun (full album film)

MusicLoad.Com presents Blitz The Ambassador - Native Sun

Blitz The Ambasador should be a top contender for the Artist of the Year award for his fantastic rap and lyrical abilities, seriously grooving music and outstanding ability to create captivating music video presentations. Even if one is not a big hip hop fan, most will appreciate his music as it weaves through numerous genres of jazz, funk, soul, reggae and other hybrid feels. The entire album was turned into a video that is a journey of messages that goes beyond the lyrics. A must see! Enjoy :) GC



Connect Direct with Blitz The Ambassador at http://blitz.mvmt.com

Click To Buy Blitz The Ambassador album on CD entitled Native Sun

Little Columbus - Warsong

Posted by Gregory Chamberlain

A Canadian artist known as Little Columbus delivered a excellent raw webcam style recording of an original song he wrote entitled Warsong. Anyone who is willing to question a war is all right by me.



Connect direct to Little Columbus at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLittleColumbus

Click here to make a video request or to share your scoop about a great song, band or artist that should be featured here!

:)

Blodwyn Pig - See My Way

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Never really knew much about the band Blodwyn Pig, or the Jethro Tull connection, until reading Bob Leftsetz' blog post the other day. According to a note sent to Bob following his post from George Varga, Pop Music Critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune, this Blodwyn Pig song below was one of the most popular songs in Germany where he grew up. This video is from Beat-Club, a German music television program that ran from September 1965 to December 1972. Enjoy!



Click here to listen to more Blodwyn Pig and get some downloads :)

Sia Tolno - Won't Get Stuck - Odju Watcha



Listen to clips from another fantastic artist, Nitin Sawhney, and his album Human

KID Featuring Sykes - Ghosts

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Came across this artist by way of a incoming friend request on the MUSIC TELEVISION YouTube Channel.



Connect Direct with Kid The Artist at KidThAartist.com

Check out the music of Ayo :)

On a Balcony in Turkey: ON YOUR HORIZON

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Amongst my favorite sources of great emerging talent in cities around the globe is from an Irish lad named Stephen O'Regan and his Balcony TV, where songwriters, bands and solo artists take to a balcony for a live and usually acoustic/unplugged performance.

Here is a tasty group, On Your Horizon, performing on a beautiful balcony with a serene view in the country of Turkey. When a dog starts barking in the background, it seems to go with the music! Enjoy!

Minus - Reminisce - a Hip Hop Ballad (WARNING: Explicit Lyrics)

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Received a friend request on the MusicLoad YouTube Channel from the studio that helped record the following tasty track for a hip-hop artist named Minus. Enjoy!



Listen to tracks from Dr. Dre and his album, The Aftermath

Lance Lopez - a real kick ass hard rocker

I first blogged about Lance Lopez back in August 2007: http://www.musicload.com/2007/08/yeah-yeah-yeah-lance-lopez-retro-hard.html. Revisiting the same song that I heard, but did not get to post until just now finding it on youtube. It Rocks :) Enjoy! GC

Lance Lopez - Didja (Studio Version)

The above recording features: Lance Lopez - Guitars/Vox, John Garvin - Drums, Daniel Williams - Bass. Recorded at the Dallas Sound Lab in August 2003
Engineered by Don Moore - Produced by Lance Lopez and Eric Gales

Lance Lopez - Every Dog Has It's Day


Lance Lopez - Skank (Studio Recording)

Above recording features Lance Lopez - Guitars***Jamil Byrom - Drums***Wes Stevenson - Bass. Produced by Lance Lopez ***Engineered by Don Moore. Recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories - Dallas,Tx additional overdubs and Mixing at Soundcrafter Ranch - Wylie,Tx. August-October 2005

LANCE LOPEZ - SALVATION FROM SUNDOWN

Written by LANCE LOPEZ Produced By JIM GAINES - Recorded at LUMINOUS SOUND - DALLAS,TEXAS and ARDENT STUDIOS - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Engineers: CHRIS BELL, ADAM HILL & JIM GAINES
Mixed by PETE MATTHEWS & JIM GAINES - Mastered by BRAD BLACKWELL - Euphonics Masters, Memphis
L L - GUITARS/VOX TONY VALDEZ - BASS CODY NORMAN - DRUMS

Lance Lopez - Didja (live)


Connect Direct with Lance Lopez at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LANCE-LOPEZ/164344384973

Songwriters at work: Morgan Cameron Ross and Robyn Dell'unto

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

I always enjoy going to writers in the round sessions to see and hear songwriters take turns playing their songs, unplugged style with their acoustic guitars. Here is Morgan Cameron Ross and Robyn Dell' who had just written this little ditty and did a quick recording of the tune in a grainy audio and video form that is like a nice cup of organic tea. Enjoy!



First heard of Morgan Cameron Ross back in April 2011, when Morgan made a video from Tahrir Square in Egypt as the uprising against Mubarak was underway. Wrote about him and featured his Tahrir video and some of his work here: http://blog.musicload.com/2011/04/morgan-cameron-ross-also-of-birds-of.html


Buy Morgan Cameron Ross' self titled album

NNEKA - Soul Is Heavy

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

This is Nneka's latest video released ahead of her upcoming album Soul Is Heavy.



Nneka is a artist I discovered back in early 2009 and I fell in love with her powerful activist sound that made her stand out in my mind as sort of a female Bob Marley. She has a lot of courage to sing and talk about what she does. Her lyrics often start off in what seem to be love songs, only to get heavily political.

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

Pre-Order Nneka's latest upcoming album entitled Soul is Heavy, due out September 27, 2011

The Perverted Hymns

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

I received the following e-mail from the member of a rocking band:

My name is Ryuji Kanno and I play bass for a NYC based hard rock band called "The Perverted Hymns".

It would be great if you could consider linking us or doing a review of our first album, "Book One: Caught In The Fix".
(letter continues below video)



(the letter continued)
Our songs can be streamed at the link below: http://www.thepervertedhymns.com

The vibe of the band - ranging from hard rock to a softer melody, subject matters from warfare to personal loss. I hope you like what you hear.

The Perverted Hymns: Vocals/Guitar: W.H. Willy, Guitar: Chris Kane, Bass/Guitar: Ryuji Kanno, Drums: Clevio.

We began playing in 2010. We have gigged through out the Lower East
Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn - we are looking to expand our gigging and tour in 2012. We are also working on our second album.

Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,

Ryuji Kanno
The Perverted Hymns

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The Perverted Hymns and their song entitled Resolve



Hear more songs by The Perverted Hymns

Emil Inc. - Man On The Throne

Always digging for patriotic/subversive political music and feel there needs to be more of it. Revolutions do not exist without songs that mean something.

Song by Emil Inc, with strong political message.

Lyrics:
Man on the throne
Man on the throne
We are not together
I'd rather stay alone
And when you will decide
To stop smoking cigarettes
Don't count on me
Man on the throne

I'm sitting in my house
Safe and relaxed
When danger comes around
I'll pull the trigger fast
So, when you will decide
To take my guns away
Don't count on me
Man on the throne

The sun will rise
It always will appear
The blue sky will be above us another million years
There is freedom in the air
There is freedom in our minds
Just back off for good
Man on the throne

Freeloaders are a threat!!!
They think that it's their turn
To take without a sweat
Everything I earned
So, when you will decide
For me to share my wealth
Don't count on me
Man on the throne

Absurdity and craziness
Are turning men to fools
Stupidity and laziness
Now are making rules
And when you will decide
For me to pay the price
Don't count on me
Man on the throne

The sun will rise
It always will appear
The blue sky will be above us another million years
There is freedom in the air
There is freedom in our minds
Just back off for good
Man on the throne

Man on the throne
Man on the throne
We are not together
You will end up alone
And when you will decide
For me to save the world
Don't count on me
Man on the throne
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Connect direct with Emil Inc. at emil-inc.com

Listen to more songs by Emil Inc.

Pretty Lights - Finally Moving and I Know The Truth with footage from Bonnaroo 2011

Pretty Lights - Finally Moving


Video recap of Pretty Lights at Bonnaroo 2011, edited to the unreleased Pretty Lights' track "I Know The Truth." Shot and edited by RadioEditAV


See a Pretty Lights video of a Led Zeppelin remix with cool footage from two Colorado shows at http://blog.musictelevision.com/2011/09/pretty-lights-vs-led-zeppelin.html

Hear more songs and read reviews of Pretty Lights album Taking Up Your Precious Time

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes is a great punk punk garage band from Mexico.

Le Butcherettes - I'm Getting sick of you (w/ Spanish subtitles)


Le Butcherettes - Henry Don't Get No Love



Connect direct with Le Butcherettes at LeButcherettesOfficial.com, Facebook.com/LeButcherettes, Twitter.com/lebutcherettes and on Instagram.com/lebutcherettes

See Le Butcherettes cool music video to their song entitled BANG at http://www.musictelevision.com/2011/09/le-butcherettes-bang.html

DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow - I've Been Trying


DJ Shadow - I Gotta Rokk


The best place to get DJ Shadow's music and merchandise is directly from DJ Shadow at djshadow.com

Hank & Cupcakes - Ain't No Love (Featuring Shane MauX)

Can't quite put my finger on what it is, but this Hank & Cupcakes make some undeniably fantastic music. GC

Hank & Cupcakes song entitled Aint No Love featuring Shane MauX

Nitin Sawhney

I found this first song titled Sunset without seeing the video and really loved it. I danced in my socks. I like to turn it up and almost everything decent sounds great when I do, because that's what great sound systems do, they sound great!... but anyways... As I looked into the artist, Nitin Sawhney, I discovered he is one of the world's biggest music collaborators, contributing to and putting out music with multitudes of different vocalists and side men, in multiple languages. The vast world of music never stops refreshing. GC

Sunset by Nitin Sawhney
Album: Prophesy (2000)


Conscious Life - Nitin Sawhney featuring Chetan Jeevan
Album: Human (2003)


Nitin Sawhney featuring Swati Natekar
Album: "Beyond Skin" (1999)


Distant Dreams by Nitin Sawhney featuring Roxanne Tataei
Directed by Paul Morricone and Poison Pen Films - poisonpenfilms.com
Album: Cooking Vinyl (2008)


My Soul - Nitin Sawhney featuring Paul McCartney (video edited by McCartney fan)
Album: Nitin Sawhney "London Undersound" (2008)



Listen to clips from the Nitin Sawhney album Human

Stone Dözer- Weedskey Line (hard rock via Argentina

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Checking out the pages of those who made friend requests on the MusicLoad YouTube Channel, came across the band Stone Dozer, a hard rock band out of Argentia and the video to their song Weedskey Line that might take some back to an era 30 plus years in time.

Stone Dözer - WEEDSKEY LINE (Video)


Stone Dözer - Judgement Day (song only)


Stone Dözer - The Path Of Mourning (song only)


Hear more Stone Dözer on their YouTube Channel


Listen to the greatest hits of Lynyrd Skynyrd :)

Mediocracy

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Hard Rock with the singer screaming his guts out is not necessarily my personal favorite genre. That's what the band known as Mediocracy does. It's easy to see how one could get sucked into this kind of music, hardcore. It's like adrenaline metal.

Mediocracy. A classic punker name. They either have a streak of humble or else be self depreciating, like so many serious punks before them. Who knows? It's only Rock Roll. I like it.

Mediocracy and their song entitled Suffocation


I liked their DIY (Do It Yourself) studio and the way they filmed their music being recorded the way they did. They made it work. They have that Do it yourself (DIY) indie spirit.

Mediocracy and their song entitled On the Outside


Listen to and get some Metallica MP3 downloads :)

StarSpaceDrive - Gothic Robot

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain>

StarSpaceDrive and their track entitled Gothic Robot. This 100% Original Electronica. Enjoy!



Listen to mp3 clips of Deodato (click image below)

What's wrong with the U.S. Government. This is not a question.

posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid.

This appears to be just one more thing that is wrong with the U.S. Government, in my humble opinion. I do not have all the facts, with regard to this case, but what happened to Gibson almost seems typical of the Barney Fife style actions of the Federal Government.



A Gibson Guitar Corp. Press Release stated the following:
Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: "Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence."

Nneka - Raw Unplugged Brilliance

Here is a great recording of Nneka performing her song entitled Come With Me on madmoizelle.com, a French website that films music videos in what is usually a unplugged raw format. I especially love this recording of Nneka performing this song for how tight the shot is, letting us in close to feel her emotion about what she sings about.

Her emotions are on high in this recording. She nearly breaks down, emotionally, as she delivers this song. It's powerful. It's real. She's real.

Spoke to her once and she is thinking about some heavy geopolitical and humanitarian things with regards to her native Niger Delta region where she is from. She is tuned into the corporatists and crony capitalists who are being allowed by corrupt politicos to literally steal resources from the people of the reason, while the people of the Niger Delta live in totally poverty and their waterways and land is becoming more polluted, in ways that dwarf the BP/Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

As she points out in her song entitled "Africans", the people, Africans, must wake up and stop blaming and take control. She is a voice for uprising, change and her music is real as an activist voice. She is heroic on that level. Kind of a Bob Marley figure, reincarnated. Nneka is inspiring and a truly global artist, bouncing around the globe for shows on a regular basis now. Catch her live if you can. GC

Nneka - Come With Me - Unplugged live on French madmoiZelle TV

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com

Remembering Nick Ashford - May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011

Nick Ashford and his songwriting partner & wife Valerie Simpson were not only one of the great Soul/R&B/Funk/Jazz songwriting teams from the mid sixties on, they were recording artists in their own right.

As staff songwriters for Scepter Records, Ashford and Simpson wrote Ray Charles' classic "Let's Go Get Stoned" in 1964, which brought them to the attention of Motown. The song became a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966 for Ray Charles.

Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned


Ronnie Milsap used a song penned by Ashford & Simpson entitled Never Had It So Good


Maxine Brown recorded their song entitled One Step At A Time.


As a team the duo went on to write some of the biggest hits in R&B history including several Motown classics.

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell first recording Ashford & Simpsons song Aint No Mountain High Enough (1967)


Diana Ross also covered a great version of Ain't No Mountain High Enough


Ashford & Simpson also wrote "You're All I Need To Get By" covered by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" first covered by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1968


The Jackson 5 also covered Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing


Below is Ashford and Simpson performing their classic hit " Reach and Touch Somebody's Hand
" with their friends Ben E. King, Roberta Flack, Phyllis Hyman, Cissy Houston, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Wonder, and Patti LaBelle.


"Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"





Ayo's latest videos: Michael Jackson Tribute of I Want You Back and more :)

Early in 2009, as MusicLoad regulars and any of my friends will recall, I could not stop raving about Ayo. I especially loved her song entitled "Life Is Real" and wrote a little about her and posted the video at http://www.musicload.com/2009/02/ayo-life-is-real.html.

This is her latest, a Jackson 5 cover song titled I Want You Back.

Ayo - I Want You Back (Jackson 5 Cover)

Ayo also recorded an original track entitled I'm Gonna Dance. This is the way I like Ayo most, when she keeps it original. Enjoy! GC

Ayo - I'm Gonna Dance

Connect direct with Ayo at AyoMusic.com, Facebook.com/AyoMusicOfficial, Instagram.com/AyoMusic and Twitter.com/AyoMusic

Felix Reibl has a great sounding backing band

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

At first listen, the front man Felix Reibl doesn't really stand out in this song, but if you hang on and listen, it's quickly apparent that the band, in a very traditional rock sounding way, is really good.



The music in the above video is from Felix's latest solo project (2011). He is best known as being part of The Cat Empire.

Felix Reibl performs So Many Nights from his earlier project known as The Cat Empire (2008)


Listen to and buy music from The Cat Empire featuring Felix Reibl

She Wants Chaos - Digital

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Here is a young German group that seems to be onto something... They pulled together a nice unplugged performance in this video. Enjoy!



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Fan Made Dance Video to Heartbeat by Nneka

A young choreographer and dancer named Mariel Martin produced this video with her dancers. They dance to the music of recording artist known as Nneka and her song titled Heartbeat.



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Bettye LaVette - Stories from Segregation 'til Present - Live at Joe's Pub NYC

Bettye LaVette is a woman who, to me, is as real of a deal as it gets. When she sings a song, I believe it. She always sends tingles my spine, for I know she's lived it and her soulful voice is right on it. Having lived through the segregation era herself and having performed at President Obama's inauguration, she has stories to tell, such as recalling her friend Sam Cooke just before she performs his song in this next video. Enjoy! GC

Bettye LaVette performs A Change is Gonna Come - Live at Joe's Pub, NYC - 3/8/09


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First Aid Kit - Hard Believer

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

First Aid Kit song entitled "Hard Believer" from the album The Big Black & The Blue"


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Jarett Killen

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

MusicLoad Presents... is a music television program in development by MusicLoad and MUSIC TELEVISION COMPANY that will feature up and coming acts as well as established artists, bands and songwriters. Artists who can show up and play live like Jarrett Killen will be featured on the program.



Thank you to Steven O'Regan and his Balcony TV and Balcony TV Austin for producing and turning me onto this well done recording of Jarrett Killen.

Obscure Hollie Smith track: "Say Your Words" with Concord Dawn

Not exactly sure of the origin of this track, who wrote it or what. But any Hollie Smith fan who has heard everything she has had to offer so far will be stoked to find this song performed by Smith singing over the top of some mean drum & bass by Concord Dawn, a New Zealand drum and bass group, active since mid 1999. Concord Dawn consists of Matt Harvey (aka Matty C) and Evan Short (aka Kiljoy). - Enjoy! GC

Steve Edwards live at Nokia Tramlines Music Festival

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Steve Edwards performs Redemption Song - Live at Nokia Tramlines Music Festival



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Hollie Smith & Mara TK - Lives For Living (from the album Band Of Brothers Vol.1)

Hollie Smith is one of my favorite living soul artists. Fell in love with her sound in 2007, when I first wrote about her. http://blog.musicload.com/2007/09/hollie-smith-soul-girl-for-real.html

This song below, 'Lives For Living', is the first single off Hollie Smith's new album Band Of Brothers Vol.1 with Mara TK known for his work with Electric Wire Hustle. This record is her latest effort under her new EMI New Zealand deal. The song is subdued, but beautiful. It sounds great turned up so that the subtleties of the rhythm can come through. Enjoy!

Daniela Brooker - Summer Love

MusicLoad presents Daniella Brooker and her music video for her song Summer Love

Daniela Brooker is a 18 year old artist from England. This beach inspired music video is to her song titled Summer Love.

Daniela Brooker - Summer Love


*Since the time that this post was originally created on August 2, 2011, Daniela Brooker has rebranded herself simply as "Brooker"

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PICKWICK - GREAT NEW SEATTLE BAND

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

The Seattle Washington based band known as Pickwick is one of my favorite new bands. Just picked up on them last week for the first time. Totally reminds me of 80's group Squeeze meets Simply Red, only more groovin' with a classic sound they can call their own.

The following videos were produced by Seattle based music market makers, Abbey Simmons and Josh Lovseth of the music blog Sound on the Sound. And the videos were filmed and edited by Tyler Kalberg with the sound and mix by Chris Proff. Kudos to this fine crew. Enjoy!

Pickwick and their song entitled "The Round"


Pickwick and their songs entitled "Hacienda Motel" and "Call & Response"


Loheem - Sunny Day



Gabe Dixon "My Favorite" Live at Room 5

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Gabe Dixon at Room 5 in Los Angeles performing his new single "My Favorite."




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Corey Taylor of Slipknot contemplates the future of Slipknot

During an interview for his new book Seven Deadly Sins, Corey Taylor said that the shows overseas with Slipknot were positive experiences. But was it enough to get him psyched about working with Clown, Joey and the rest of the masked men for a new album?



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Moody and Diz - Remembering James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Thanks to Jazz Video Guy on YouTube for this great bit of jazz music history.

Charlie Fishman, who now produces the DC Jazz Festival, was Dizzy Gillespie's friend and manager during the last years of the trumpeter's remarkable life. Here, he recalls the close friendship of Dizzy and saxman James Moody. Enjoy!



Boots Electric - Swallowed By The Night (Live)

Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes AKA Boots Electric plays the song Swallowed By The Night live and acoustic in the American Hotel in Amsterdam on July 28, 2011. The song is on his solo debut album Honkey Kong.



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UNDALRDS - Chosen

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

Out of Pittsburgh, PA, 17 year old Nigel Ash and his brothers and sisters Bangotang (6 years old), J-Smash (8 years old), D.I.G.I. (10 years old), Big E (13 years old) make up the hip-hop, singing and dance crew that goes by UNDALRDS (pronounced underlords).

This is their latest creation entitled Chosen.

Enjoy!



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Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game

Posted by Gregory J. Chamberlain

I remember, vividly, the first time I ever heard this demo recording by Amy Winehouse. It totally fucking killed me, right after her first line and it stirred by emotions even more are it crept on. To this day, the song still hits me with the same impact as it ever did, perhaps a little more.

Amy Winehouse - Love is a losing game (the original demo version)


Amy Winehouse - Love is a losing game (live at South by Southwest - SXSW 2007)


Amy Winehouse - Love is a losing game (official music video)


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