Blind Faith's debut 1969 Hyde Park show

MusicTelevision.Com presents Blind Faith
The Original Blind Faith Record Cover

The history of Blind Faith, that featured Steve WinwoodEric ClaptonGinger Baker and Rick Grech, is a quick story. The group only released one record in 1969, and the group's self titled record shot to #1 in the U.S. airplay charts in August 1969, achieving platinum sales status, also hit #1 on the U.K. airplay charts in September of that year and achieved Gold sales status there.

The original cover, featured above, was banned in some countries and created a bit of social outrage in some corners, which did not hurt sales and made it more collectible when the record labels made changes to circumvent the bans.

Below are a few songs from Blind Faith's debut when they performed at a free concert in London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969.

Well...All Right, Sea Of Joy & Sleeping On the Ground

Under My Thumb - Can't Find My Way Home


This post was created for MusicTelevision.Com by Greg Chamberlain on November 6, 2013, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva. The post was moved was merged onto ClassicMusicTelevision.Com on May 24, 2015.

Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger - Their classic cover of The Temptations

Classic Music Television presents Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger

Here is the coolest all time cover song performance of The Temptations song titled (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back.

It was done in 1978 as a duet for a Peter Tosh record titled Bush Doctor. Tosh was one of the earliest pioneers engaged in a life long campaign to decriminalize marijuana, coining the phrase "Legalize It" several decades ago when it was routine for people to be imprisoned indefinitely for possession of a seed or a leaf.

Mick Jagger appears in the duet. Peter Tosh was not widely known at the time of the release, but things changed because of the traction of this particular recording, which was the lead single for the album's release.

It's such a inspiring song to begin with, so well written, that may help some move on in life, look forward and don't look back when things are not working. Mick Jagger helps cast a groove and a spell that he is so famous for. Listening to this song turned up is bliss.

The video was not slick by future standards, but it appears that the video was a filming of the actual vocal take for Tosh and Jagger, or else Mick is excellent at lip-sync.

Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger - (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back

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Ziggy Marley - Power To Move Ya

Classic Music Television presents ZIggy Marley's Power To Move Ya

In 1995, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers did what comes natural when you are independent in spirit, perhaps the way Bob Marley instilled. The group established their own label with offices out of Tuff Gong in Jamaica and called it, Ghetto Youths United. That label inked a record deal outside of the Caribbean with Elektra Records to release their album titled Free Like We Want 2 B.

Ziggy's album from that year peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums chart.

Just below is a excellent live version of the album's opening track titled Power To Move Ya, beautifully arranged with the musicians and the backing vocals so perfectly tight. It's a timeless sound. They successfully cast a spell. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Power To Move Ya

Power to Move Ya was released as a single with multiple dance club remixes and charted #13 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart. Next is one of the excellent remixes by E-Smoove that was named the Smoove Power Mix.

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Power To Move Ya (E-Smoove Remix)

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A interesting story to many might be the fact that Tuff Gong, the label that Bob Marley originally founded in 1968 at what now is a museum at 56 Hope Road in Kingston Jamaica, is a globally connected enterprise led by one of the Melody Makers, sister of Ziggy and daughter of Bob, Cedella Marley.  Tuff Gong that has long been known to distribute for several major labels, presently being the official Caribbean distributor of Disney, Universal and Warner Music Groups and other labels.  If you follow their social networks, they constantly plug and expose a wide array of music from around the world and are have never-ending cool things happening across their network of family members projects. There are multiple Marley brands of substance being advanced such as Marley Natural and House of Marley, just to name two.  And, Ziggy his own healthy product line called Ziggy Marley Organics. There is an intrinsic sort of integrity and quality that goes along with all the various offerings.   There is a higher purpose.

Blues Legend Walter Trout

Blues Legend Walter Trout - Photo by Carl Warren
Photo by Carl Warren
They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Kudos to Walter Trout who just survived a nasty bout of life threatening illness. He has a world tour that kicks off in June at Royal Alpert Hall.  The tour is appropriately called the "I'm Back Tour".

The blues doesn't get any more real than this live performance of Walter's song titled Brother's Keeper. It was beautifully recorded in 2012 at Don Odell's Legends Studio. Enjoy! GC

Walter Trout - Brother's Keeper

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One more classic from Brandy featuring Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo

Classic Music Television  presents Brandy: I Wanna Be Down

This is a follow up to a recent post featuring classics by Brandy, featured here.

The very special song titled I Wanna Be Down was Brandy's first single from her self-titled debut 1994 album.  It was written by Keith Crouch and Kipper Jones.

This historic video below, directed by Hype Williams, features a most wonderful classic remix of I Wanna Be Down, famously known as the Human Rhythm Hip Hop Remix. This is not the same music video to the album version featured in the earlier post mentioned above.  This is is the remix version, masterminded by record exec Sylvia Rhone, which features the rapping, singing and flowing of Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo.  Brandy's brother, Ray J, makes a cameo in the video. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Brandy - I Wanna Be Down featuring Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo -(Human Rhythm Hip Hop remix)

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Connect direct with MC Lyte at mclytenow.com and Facebook.com/lyteislove and at Twitter.Com/MCLyte

Connect direct with Yo-Yo at YoYoSchoolOfHipHop.Com on Facebook and at Twitter.Com/YoYoWhitaker

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Black Sabbath's Friday the 13th, 1970 debut 45 years ago

Classic Music Television presents Black Sabbath's debut record

Just below is Black Sabbath's original video performance of the song "Black Sabbath" from their self titled debut album, released 45 years ago today on February the 13th, 1970 in the United Kingdom. Enjoy! GC

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Brandy - Quintessential Groove Sister

Classic Music Television presents Brandy - The Quintessential Groove Sister

Brandy is one artist whose songs can spin for hours and feel better and better as it goes. Her music grooves and doesn't stop groovin'. Just below are four of her all time classics that define an era in the 1990's when the industry was not yet wrecked by consolidators who lost touch with signing acts who have that thing called groove. GC

Brandy - I Wanna Be Down

Brandy - Best Friend

Brandy - Baby

Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From the Exhale Soundtrack)

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Hear tracks from her most recent work: MusicLoad.com/2012/10/brandy-is-back.html

Tuff Gong Studios Classics - The 1980 Bob Marley Rehearsal Videos

Classic Music Television presents the Bob Marley rehearsal films from Tuff Gong Studios

In honor of the recent global celebration of Bob Marley's 70th Earthday, or birthday, the entire Indies Network that the Record Store is part of, featured numerous handpicked films, photos, demo tapes, and notable cover versions of Bob Marley songs by other artists.

The videos below are now considered to be the famous rehearsal videos of Bob Marley that were filmed on May 1, 1980 at the former location of Tuff Gong Studios at 56 Hope Road, in Kingston Jamaica.  56 Hope Road is now the site of the Bob Marley Museum.

The first video below is titled Work. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Bob Marley - Work (Tuff Gong Studios Rehearsal 1980)

Bob Marley - Revolution (Tuff Gong Studio Rehearsal 1980)

Bob Marley - Forever Loving Jah (Tuff Gong Studio Rehearsal 1980)

Bob Marley - Pimpers Paradise (Tuff Gong Studio Rehearsal 1980)

Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle (Tuff Gong Studio Rehearsal 1980)

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Much thanks to the posters of the above videos and to Tuff Gong for granting permission to feature image.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live at the Capitol Theatre in 1985

ClassicMusicTelevision.Com presents Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at Capital Theatre

A big thanks to the Music Vault for making this full live concert available of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and his 1985 performance at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. It sounds so very good. Turn it up, loud, and enjoy! GC

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Full Concert - 09/21/85 - Capitol Theatre

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Classic live takes of Eric Burdon & War

Classic Music Television presents classic live films of Eric Burdon & War

Below are some incredibly funky, soulful, and rocking classic live films of Eric Burdon & War from the early 1970's. Enjoy! GC

Eric Burdon & War - Spirit (Live In Copenhagen 1971)

Eric Burdon & War - Love is All Around (Live In Copenhagen 1971)

Eric Burdon & War (Full episode of an appearance on Germany's Beat Club television show in 1970)
Song 1. Paint It Black - 0 - 12:42 mark
Song 2. Spill The Wine - 12:42 - 19:35 mark
Song 3. Tobacco Road - 19:40 - 33:53 mark
Song 4. Bear Back Rider - 33:55 - End


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Janis Joplin - Live

Classic Music Television presents Janis Joplin - Live in Frankfurt

Here is a well filmed and recorded performance of Janis Joplin rocking hard, live in concert in Frankfurt Germany in April of 1969. Turn it up, sit back and enjoy. GC

Janis Joplin ~ Live in Frankfurt, Germany

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Classic Music Television presents Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird

One of the most classic rock songs of all time that holds the top spot in the minds of many. The band routinely dedicated Free Bird to Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers band, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident in October of 1971, not long after the Allman Brothers had begun achieve serious acclaim.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

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Culture Club Classics

Classic-Music-Television presents classic music videos from Culture Club  and Boy George

These are songs that still groove as hard as the day they came out. All three music videos are of songs off Culture Club's second album titled Colour By Numbers released in 1983. Church Of The Poison Mind was track #6, Miss Me Blind was track #7 and Mister Man was track #8. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind

Culture Club - Miss Me Blind

Culture Club - Mister Man

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