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August 10, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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August 10: Ian Anderson was born in 1947 Happy Birthday

Ian Scott Anderson, MBE (born 10 August 1947) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the leader and flautist of British rock band Jethro Tull. We honor him today with two fine versions of Aqualung, happy birthday Mr. Anderson! Anderson plays several … Continue reading

May 2, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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Video of the day: The Rolling Stones Cocksucker Blues

“Definitely one of the best movies about rock and roll I’ve ever seen.  It makes you think being a rock and roll star is one of the last things you’d ever want to do.” – Jim Jarmuch Cocksucker Blues is named … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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Video of the day: Austin Lucas – Alone in Memphis

It is Elvis’s birthday and we love Austin Lucas so it is very fitting that today’s video is the official video for the fantastic song Alone in Memphis. Brought to you via CMT.COM. “Honestly, it just seemed so perfect to … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
by Hallgeir Olsen
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Aaslandbros and Trond Eltervaag Hansen sings Girl from the North Country

If you’re traveling in the north country fair Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline Remember me to one who lives there For she was once a true love of mine. “Girl from the North Country” (occasionally known as … Continue reading

Video: The South covers Grateful Dead – Scarlet Begonias

November 20, 2013 by Hallgeir Olsen | Comments Off

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The South (Tou Scene, Stavanger 2013)

She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes.
And I knew without askin’ she was into the blues.
She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls,
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

This is a very fine interpretation of The Dead’s Scarlet Begonias. We’ve seen them do it live (they work it into Allman Brothers’ Jessica, it works!) and it is a fitting honor to The Grateful Dead. They have made it a bit more “swampy”, they have made their own original take on it. Here it is live in studio.

The South – Scarlet Begonias:

Let us include the original as a bonus.

The Grateful Dead – Scarlet Begonias (New Years eve, 1978):

- Hallgeir

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