Become a Patron!

Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for Europe in 2019 "

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!

Flyinshoes Review

Welcome to FSR our Roots Music Reviewers & Pod/broadcasters Community

If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!

Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at

www.patreon.com/moosemobile

Happy Hosting, Happy New Year - Rob Ellen

 

BETTYE LAVETTE —THINGS HAVE CHANGED (Verve Records)

www.verve.com

Other people write songs, but he writes vignettes, more prose than poetry. I didn’t find his words to be pretty so much as they are extremely practical or extremely logical. He can work things like ‘go jump off a ledge’ into a song. Notes Bettye Layette on talking about Bob Dylan. Lavette has been making music since 1962, it was then that at aged 16 she released her first single, “My Man – He’s A Lovin’ Man” on Atlantic, and though this is only her 10th album, her first for a major label in 30 years those who know music (fans and peers) have always recognised her fantastic ability to turn a song on its head, and kill it dead.  

Her unique, powerhouse vocals are the kind that stop you in your tracks, she doesn’t coerce she goes straight for the heart, and with Dylan’s fiery lyrics she feels completely at home. There is never a fear the lyrical content or meaning might be devalued as she ploughs headlong into the task of implanted her own soul-laden passion. Bob Dylan has never had his music covered by an artist that digs deeper or understands the emotion of his work better than Layette as she performs in her own, unique style a-dozen of his songs. 

LaVette’s comeback came at the turn of the millennium, and with producer Steve Jordan’s (former drummer in David Letterman’s house band) studio band of Larry Campbell (Dylan’s long time guitarist, sought after producer, multi-picker etc), bassist Pino Palladino, keyboardist Leon Pendarvis plus guests. On one track each you have Keith Richards (“Political World”) and New Orleans’ act, Trombone Shorty (“What Was It You Wanted”); the efforts of LaVette aren’t simple assisted, but underpinned with verve and passion above and beyond the norm as she turns “It Ain’t Me Bebe”, “Mama, You Been On My Mind” and “The Times Are –A-Changin’” and a block buster of a title-track “Things Have Changed” one and all into an epic piece. The latter appears twice, a full recording of near seven minutes, and the radio edit at just under four minutes! 

Both are superb. As she turns over one rock after another to press home her own, soul lung busting version, and with the ‘band’ pulling out all the stops the music comes out of the speakers in unrelenting fashion. As she speaks of how she is just ‘passing through’, and of how she's hurting but not letting anybody know as she speaks of being in love with a man who does not appeal to her. Funky soul at it’s best, take a well deserved bow Bettye, and Bob Dylan likewise for writing such wondrous, wry humour etched lyrics. 

Just to show she can perform alongside the best, there's also a teasing ballad as LaVette serves up a tantalising version of “Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight”; warmed in electric lead guitar, piano and various other sensitive splashes of instrumental playing it weaves a special magic. “Ain’t Talkin’” likewise is a demonstration of restraint as it speaks of how she is all worn down from weeping, and of how her lips are dry with weeping and of how the whole world is filled with speculation and people will jump on you when you are down. Underpinned by violin, and maybe a cello it is a moving experience. Her ability to make every lyric and nuance count is prominent throughout. As she captures the full attention of the listener! Moody ballad, “Emotionally Yours” may not be Dylan’s best-known song but LaVette’s handling of it could not be more caring as she performs the song in typical detailed fashion.   

        Maurice Hope  

Views: 55

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Flyinshoes Review to add comments!

Join Flyinshoes Review

About

Keep the wheels on the hub

Become a Patron!

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind

 Twitter



Youtube



https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/medicinemusic/playlist/6tI6eMaE5D7b5QZ0eCjmLb

Face Book

The Medicine Show is the home of the House Concert here is our rolling news

 

This site is the sister site to The House Concert Hub community and has been inherited in the main by kind donation of Shaun Belcher and Trailer Star.

It is the sum total of over ten years of tending a tender love of music by Shaun, a life time with Trailer Star and five or so years of an association with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music.

The House Concert Hub community will use it for the purpose of providing a online, all singing all dancing, review and preview area for the music of the community, and the music community at large. Have a look around tell your friends use the share button, tell the world.

We need reviewers, the idea is we have a correspondents in every area of the musical global village, it will be edited and co-ordinated by Rob Ellen of Medicine Music publicist promoter and presenter, if you wish to subscribe as a correspondent, join up here and drop Rob a line, he will send you cd's and send you to shows, display and publicise your content.

Here starts an other adventure.

  Visit The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)

 

 


1 1 108
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

© 2019   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter