Video: Mavis Staples – “If All I Was Was Black” From If All I Was Was Black, out now on Anti. Mavis Staples is 78 years old and she’s been singing professionally for 70 of those. Thank about that. She’s been getting paid to sing since before most Baby Boomers were even born. She’s a … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: If All I Was Was Black
Video: Tom Waits – “Hell Broke Luce” After some intriguing teaser images, Tom Waits has released his a new video for a song from his 2011 album Bad As Me a day earlier than expected. Directed By Matt Mahurin. Still no word on a tour to promote the album. As a bonus, here’s a couple … Continue reading New Tom Waits Video: Hell Broke Luce
An acoustic version of a Tweedy original.
Watch the gospel goddess cover CCR’s best song with Jeff Tweedy.
New video (a little NSFW: tasteful breasts) directed by John Hillcoat.
From the 13th Floor Elevators to the loony bin—and now he’s back with a little help from his friends.
Video: Bettye LaVette – “Heart Of Gold” (live) Live at Joe’s Pub in New York’s East Village on March 8, 2009, this is a soulful cover of Neil Young‘s biggest hit. Pretty cool. MP3: Bettye LaVette – “Heart of Gold” (live) Bettye LaVette: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki Via the Antiblog.
Stax recording legend Booker T. Jones has dumped the MG’s for his latest album and hired a new band, the Drive-By Truckers. It’s every bit as raw as Booker says, thanks to layers of guitar from the Truckers and Neil Young, who plays on nine tracks. The title track has five guitarists—three Truckers, Young and … Continue reading Booker T. + Drive-By Truckers
To celebrate its first anniversary, the Anti- label blog is giving out another MP3 from Neko Case‘s new album. MP3: Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone” from Middle Cyclone. This is one is less poppy than the previous track Anti gave away, and it showcases her voice with a simple acoustic guitar backing with toy piano. … Continue reading Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
After three fine and sadly overlooked records on Southern Records, the Iowa native moves the current home of Neko Case and Tom Waits for number four.