Yesterday we lost David Bowie to cancer. He was 69 years old. More than a man, David Bowie was a multi-dimensional being with the voice of an angel, the mind of a god, and the style of a space alien.
“This ain’t rock’n’roll. This is genocide!” Stay freaky, Bowie.
The Mississippi Blues Commission presents the story of Dockery Farms, the ‘birthplace of the blues’. Narrated by B.B. King the film examines how the community at a plantation founded in 1895 become a magnet for blues musicians like Willie Brown, Son House & Charlie Patton.
The film is just one in series featuring monumental places and people from Mississippi in the history of some of America’s finest music.
PBS Digital Studios presents Blank on Blank. a series that takes recorded conversations with notable individuals and matches them with quirky and thoughtful animations. Slam dunk PBS.
Dropbear’s stop motion video for Opiu’s track, ‘Quack Fat’. The video from the group of Australian artists features an array of timeless 80’s artifacts. Watch as cassette tapes, boomboxes and multi-colored morphing cones get down to down to some serious grooves.
We had the luck and the privilege to share the first single “Never Had To Go” from our 2015 release With A Lampshade On with the man himself, Dick Van Dyke and his lovely wife Arlene. They said come over and let’s do a video. So we did. What a dreamy guy. At 89, he really can still dance like he’s in Mary Poppins!
The album drops officially on Tuesday July 21 – released by Signature Sounds Recordings.
“björk’s stonemilker as a 360 degree virtual reality experience, taken from the album vulnicura.
shot on location in iceland by award-winning director andrew huang for vrse works, “stonemilker” presents björk in a 360 degree film performing the haunting first track from her global hit record vulnicura.”
Today, May 15th marks the day the Blues died. Musical icon and ‘King of the Blues’, B.B. King passed away in his Las Vegas home at the age of 89. King is known for transitioning blues music from the barrooms and porches of Mississippi to the concert halls and main-stages of the world. Throughout his 7 decade career, B.B. King inspired countless musicians with his blistering solos, smooth gospel, and immaculate charm.
In his honor, we present a full 1974 live performance from B.B. King in Africa. The concert was held in honor of the historic Ali vs. Foreman fight “Rumble in the Jungle.”
The BBC’s Mobeen Azhar heads to Minneapolis in search of Prince’s mythical secret vault of unreleased music.
Prince is notorious for keeping the lid on his videos as well as music. Here are some more rare gems from Prince’s also elusive digital video appearances.
First, a full 1982 performance at the Capitol Theater in New Jersey.
and bonus jam video with Tom Petty and others from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame tribute to George Harrison.
A short documentary by filmmaker, Tom Ciaburri about the past and present life of bluesman, Ironing Board Sam. Hailing from South Carolina, Ironing Board Sam, real name Samuel Moore, started his music career in the 1950’s and at one point had a backing band that featured a young guitarist named, Jimi Hendrix. The piano player went through many low points in his career and by the 1990’s was widely considered dead, until an old fan pulled him back into the spotlight and got him recording again. His story is inspiring for any one chasing a dream and his music is unstoppable and uncompromising. This documentary was made in the South, with support from the Southern Documentary Fund.
Ironing Board Sam's Return (short documentary) from Tom Ciaburri on Vimeo.