Al Jarreau - Look To The Rainbow: Live In Europe - A Vinyl Classic

The Record Store presents Al Jarreau - Look To The Rainbow

Finding these vintage 1976 live films of a highly inspired Al Jarreau is reason for celebration. These are legacy gems from an era of greatness for Warner Bros. Records and producers of the record, Al Schmitt and Tommy LiPuma.

The album was titled "Look To The Rainbow: Live in Europe". This album can take a long time to explore with all of it's intricacies.  It sounds great turned up loud.

When it was released in 1977, my mom bought the 2 record set on vinyl, the songs of which were pulled from these 1976 filmed performances featured below. We must have played these vinyl records hundreds of times. I was exposed to all kinds of music, but this record was really different. It was a style of jazz that felt really fresh. Had never heard anybody scat sing like this, blending lyrics and scat with such fluid soul backed by a super burning jazz groove band.  It's an amazingly big sound for just three players: Tom Canning on keys, Nigel Wilkinson on drums and Jerome Rimson on bass guitar.

The films below were shot with the audio beautifully recorded in front of a live audience in Hamburg, Germany in 1976. 

One of the most popular songs on the record was Jarreau's unique version of the Paul Desmond classic, Take 5, that was already made famous by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. Jarreau's take on the song was a major departure, like a blast off to another planet. Be patient, the song does not really take off until the 2:20 point of the first video below. One of my favorite songs is the sixth one down the list, titled You Don't See Me. But every single one of these is fantastic. Enjoy! GC

Al Jarreau - Take Five (Written by Paul Desmond)


Here is the song entitled Letter Perfect. (Written by Al Jarreau)



Here is the song entitled Susan's Song



Here is the song entitled We Got By (Written by Al Jarreau)



Somebody Watching You



You Don't See Me (Written by Al Jarreau)



Lock All The Gates



Your Song



Click here to source out collector copies of the original Vinyl two record set of Al Jarreau's Look To The Rainbow: Live in Europe

Connect direct with Al Jarreau at AlJarreau.Com and Facebook.com/AlJarreauOfficial and at Twitter.com/AlJarreau

Al Jarreau's past catalogue is with Rhino Records/Warner Bros. Records

Presently, Al Jarreau is signed to the Concord Music Group, home to numerous historical and current imprints/labels, and home to hundreds and hundreds of the most legendary established and well picked emerging artists, groups and songwriters.

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Get THE RAMONES 7" On A Stick


Ramones drummer Marky Ramone recently released his book Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone. Get it here at Amazon.

And, check out his latest product. (It's actually a comedy piece):
Are you tired of smart phones users holding their phones up in the air in front of you at concerts? Marky Ramone has a solution.


Connect direct with Marky Ramone at MarkyRamone.Com and Facebook.com/OfficialMarkyRamone
and Twitter.com/markyramone

The above bit was written & produced by Alex Scordelis and directed by Jake Fogelnest for College Humor - Thank you for making this available.

Additional Cast included: Lauren Adams, Emily Altman, Johnathan Fernandez, Frank Garcia Hejl, Geoff Garlock, Mike Pace, Meyer Rossabi, Josh Ruben, Riley Soloner

Additional production team included Director of Photography Tyler Ribble, Editor Jenny Filippazzo, Gaffer Colin Allen and Sound by Corey Poindexter. Additional music by The Walk Ons.

Dave Grohl named Record Store Day Ambassador for 2015

Record Store Day

Former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has just named been named Record Store Day Ambassador for 2015. He made a video and published a statement about the importance of record stores and vinyl in his life, here.

Whilst every day is Record Store Day, April 18, 2015 is going to be a big global shindig. Get your vinyl on :)

Connect direct with the official Record Store Day at HQ at RecordStoreDay.Com

Music videos from Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters album, Sonic Highways, was featured here last November.

Boy George - Turn 2 Dust

The Record Store presents Boy George and his reggae mix of Turn To Dust

Not long ago we featured three of the most classics songs of Boy George's Culture Club on The Record Store sister site, Classic Music Television.

Today we visit one of Boy George's more recent releases that was way too under the radar, but had a powerful message as his songs usually do. It is titled Turn 2 Dust and he's referring to the idea that hatred must turn to dust. It was released three years ago and there are still a few white sleeve vinyl copies available that also include the single titled Go Your Own Way. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Boy George - Turn 2 Dust (A Reggae Remix)


Below are just a handpicked few of the many remixes floating around:

Boy George - Turn To Dust (David Jones Dirty Club Mix)


Boy George - Turn 2 Dust (Sebastian F Remix)


Boy George - Turn 2 Dust (Dubversive Mix)


Boy George - Turn To Dust (BOOTIK Remix)


For even more remixes: go here

Connect direct with Boy George at BoyGeorge.Com, twitter.com/boygeorge and at facebook.com/boygeorgeofficial

Wake Up And Live - Celebrate Bob Marley's 70th Birthday

The Record Store presents Bob Marley's song Wake Up And Live from his Survival album

In honor of the global celebration of Bob Marley's 70th birthday this week of February 6, 2015, The Record Store family of sites are is enjoying keeping his music cranked up as we revisit music highlights of this most humble legend's life. Enjoy! GC

Just below is a beautifully filmed take of his song titled Wake Up And Live, recorded live on November 25th, 1979, at California's Santa Barbara County Bowl.  Wake Up And Live was track 10 on side two of the original vinyl album titled Survival, available here or by clicking the cover art above.



To see the film of the entire Santa Barbara show, go here: musicload.com/2013/02/happy-birthday-bob-marley.html

Get the official Wake Up And Live poster here.
Just below are two additional demo versions of Wake Up And Live. The first take below, seems to channel a bit of James Brown from the countdown of the downbeat onto a couple of hardly noticeable grunt and scream nuances throughout the recording. It's tight, yet freely soulful and funky reggae at it's finest.

Bob Marley - Wake Up And Live (Demo Version) Extended version of 7 minutes 27 seconds


Bob Marley - Wake Up And Live (Rare Demo) 2 minutes 32 seconds


Connect direct with the official Bob Marley website at BobMarley.Com and on Facebook.Com/BobMarley and at Twitter.Com/BobMarley

The Record Store is not only a place for leads on great vinyl, it's a source for the kind merchandise and hard goods from reputable sources who only deal in officially licensed and distributed products of quality and substance.

In honor of the legendary Bob Marley's 70th birthday this week, we have decided to featuring da kine (the finest high end) official Marley family group of companies merchandise that we have researched.

The coolest include the thumbs-up reviews featured below, the first of which is a stellar House of Marley Bluetooth speaker system available at AV Express.



Next, we have the second thumbs-up product review the the Bag of Riddim Bluetooth Portable Audio System (BOOMBOX) by House of Marley, also for sale at AV Express at this link

House of Marley boombox named Bag of Riddim Bluetooth Portable Audio System.