Nneka

Timeless and powerful music worthy of turning up the volume knob, this Nneka song sounds and feels as fresh today as she did the first time I played it years ago. GC

Nneka - Africans


Nneka, Gregory J. Chamberlain, MusicLoad.Com
Nneka in soundcheck at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA
This next song was actually the first Nneka song I'd ever heard and it did not grab me the first time I heard it. But by the third time, it grew on me and it finally hit me that what I falsely assumed were these drama laden love songs were actually pointed political diatribes. It was then I realized Nneka was heavy. Her music is full of substance.

Nneka - Heartbeat


This next track was released in 2011. The two songs above were from 2007-2008.

Nneka - Do You Love Me Now (on the street in Paris)


Gregory J. Chamberlain, Nneka, Troubadour, West Hollywood, MusicLoad.Com
Nneka performing live at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California
Last, but not least, is the title track to Nneka's 2012 full album release titled Soul is Heavy. You'll want to buy it!

Nneka Soul is Heavy


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SHEL - The Man Who Was The Circus

SHEL is a band made up of the four Holbrook sisters from Colorado: Sarah (Violin), Hannah (Piano), Eva (Mandolin) and Liza (Drums). SHEL just completed their latest music video. Enjoy! GC

SHEL - The Man Who Was The Circus


And below are two recent live TV appearances of SHEL that happen to be fantastic recordings. Turn it up!

SHEL - Lost At Sea (Live Performance)


SHEL - Stained (Live TV Performance)


Connect direct with SHEL at ShelMusic.com

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Sara Bareilles

Before her career took off, Sara Bareilles was a waitress at my favorite pub, back in a time when you had to have something special to work there. And that she did. But she maintained an understated humble way and she never mentioned to me she was an artist, when so many wannabes had and do, which made it even more refreshing when I eventually did learn about her talents. She not only plays a beautiful piano that is mean when she wants it to be, she sings her heart out to her own well written songs. Songs with that undeniable hit quality! Particularly love this minimalist take of her song titled Gravity, which is not the studio version from her hit record, but a stripped raw version with underproduced audio. It just feels great, like you are sitting in a little bar right across from her :) GC

Sara Bareilles - Gravity


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Prince - Screwdriver

Sorry, this video was once available. However, Prince and/or his companies are not allowing this video to be viewed online, at least at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Muddy Waters

Always a good time to listen to a Muddy Waters record from beginning to end. GC

Muddy Waters - After The Rain (Recorded off 1969 Vinyl Release)


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Henry Rollins ranting against rave music and DJ's

Classic and very opinionated older clips by Henry Rollins.

Henry Rollins being crotchety... (He hates DJ's and Rave Music)


Rollins Band - Liar


Rollins Band - Low Self Opinion


Connect direct with Henry Rollins at HenryRollins.Com

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Camille

French recording artist Camille performing Ta Douleur on the French TV show Taratata almost 8 years ago... Still cool and worth a play :) GC



And this recording was released in 2011
Camille - Ilo Veyou (acoustique)


This recording was released in 2012
Camille - Mars is No Fun


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Daniel Lanois - Orange Kay

Some Daniel Lanois footage from a long time ago, performing in full experimental mode, live on Sessions at West 54th.



Presently, Daniel Lanois is in Black Dub and he also performs regularly with Trixie Whitley.

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The Lumineers - Ho Hey - Live From London



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Black Dub

Recorded live and shot by a lone camera operator who shot the footage so well, no edits were necessary. Filmed in what looks like a living room of great old house, these are live takes worth playing again from the debut release of the group known as Black Dub. Black Dub features and old school sound with Trixie Whitley on Vocals and assorted instruments (even playing the drums at one point while singing her ass off), Daniel Lanois on songwriting/guitar/backing vocals, Daryl Johnson on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Sonic bliss from Lanois combined with the deep soul of Whitley with the perfect foundation from Johnson and Blade make for some artists who show their ability to not only make great studio recordings, but fantastic live recordings with little or no pomp & circumstance needed. Just real music all the way. GC

Black Dub - Nomad


Black Dub - Surely


Black Dub - I Believe in You


Black Dub - Ring The Alarm


Black Dub - Love Lives


And here is another early Black Dub recording, written by Trixie Whitley.

Black Dub - I'd Rather Go Blind


Connect direct with the official Black Dub webpage at BlackDub.Net

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Trixie Whitley - Live at Studio Brussel (Belgium)

MusicLoad.Com presents Trixie Whitley performing live on Studio Brussel

This is just Trixie from Ghent, Belgium and her electric guitar playing her her own kind of funk. Trixie is amazing with her full band studio records, but her raw stripped down versions of songs like this one are always a great treat. They give more of a peek into her songwriting genius. This was filmed on January 8, 2013 at Studio Brussel, a Dutch-speaking radio station in Brussels, Belgium. GC

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love


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Tame Impala

Tame Impala - Elephant


Tame Impala - Expectation


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Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is one of the greatest of the young greats. For those who cannot get enough, here is yet another take and scaled down version of Lianne's song "Is Your Love Big Enough". Just Lianne singing with her guitar and Joss Stone sitting next to her grooving out on the French TV show TARATATA. Lianne La Havas is an inspired artist with "it". GC



Below is the full studio version of the song and official music video :)


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Manu Chao

Heard about this artist from a very authentic & beautiful Latina girl from Los Angeles named Stephanie Rivera, who had some rare taste in music. Her dream it is to live in Guadalajara Mexico. Thanks Stephanie!

The artist, Manu Chao, is recording artist of French, Spanish and English heritage who has an unique groove and sound all his own. Stephanie told a story about Manu's father, who angered political forces in his native France, and was forced to flee France and Manu ended up in Spain. Manu Chao sings in multiple languages including but not limited to French, Galician, Spanish, Arabic, English, Italian and Portuguese. Manu Chao combines multiple genres of music and he should not be pigeonholed into any particular genre of music. A true original with that "it" thing. GC

Manu Chao - Bongo Bong


Manu Chao - Clandestino


Manu Chao - Mala Vida


Manu Chao - Dia Luna Dia Pena


Connect direct with Manu Chao at ManuChao.Net