Overview of musicians who don’t want Trump using their music at his rallies

Excellent overview

Why doesn’t he just respect the wishes of artists?

I thought about this today because of the latest objector, Rihanna.


Trump is still using “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones in spite of their objections.  It’s in the background in this clip from today:


Music from Big Pink 50th Anniversary

Music from Big Pink was a landmark when it was released in 1968.  There was nothing like its blend of folk, rock and country music.  During a period when young people were rebelling, the Band included a photo of their families. The Band (four Canadians and a guy from Arkansas) made a record steeped in American musical history.

Here are some of the songs including “Long Distance Operator”  a song by Bob Dylan not included on the album.   Most of the outtakes have been released before on the prior reissue.

“The Weight” is the most famous song from Big Pink:

“I Shall Be Released” is one of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs.  The Band’s version was released before the Dylan/The Band Basement tapes version recorded in 1967 and another Dylan version from 1971.

Covers: Homework

The great blues artist Otis Rush died on September 29, 2018.

Here are his original recording of “Homework” (1962) and a version from 1994.

I have also added a few covers that are not close to Rush’s originals.

Homework (1962)

Homework (1994)

Fleetwood Mac (1960s?)

J Geils Band (1970)


25 years of the Old 97’s

The Old 97’s put on a great show and I am looking forward to seeing them again in December.

Here are some examples of their work: