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Coloring Club Plus — 9/30/19

Sept 30

George Fest – subtitled A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison – is a live album and concert DVD package documenting the George Fest tribute concert to former Beatle George Harrison, held at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on 28 September 2014. The album and documentary were released on 26 February 2016.

The 2014 concert coincided with the reissue of Harrison’s Apple Records solo albums. Among the many performers were Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Conan O’Brien, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, and Brandon Flowers of the Killers. Other performers included Ben Harper, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ann Wilson of Heart, and Ian Astbury.

Heartless Bastards are an American garage rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003. The band has so far released five albums. Heartless Bastards originally started as a recording project of Erika Wennerstrom. Erika played most of the instruments and featured David Colvin on drums, along with contributions from Reuben Glaser on lead guitar and Jesse Ebaugh on bass. The 5-song demo was recorded in December 2002 at Ultrasuede Studios by Shannon McGee Erika put together a live band and played the first live show at The Comet, a bar in the Cincinnati community of Northside, in August 2003. The live line up came to be a three-piece with Kevin Vaughn on drums and Mike Lamping on bass. The band was signed to Fat Possum Records in 2004 after Patrick Carney from The Black Keys passed along a demo he received from Erika.

“If Not for You” is a song by Bob Dylan, recorded for his 1970 album New Morning. Dylan recorded the album version in August 1970, having first recorded the song in a session with George Harrison on May 1 of that year. In addition to appearing on the album in October 1970, the August recording was released as a single in Europe; the May recording remained unreleased until its inclusion on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) in 1991.

In November 1970, a month after Dylan’s original had appeared, George Harrison released a version of the song on his triple album All Things Must Pass. Another well-known cover of the song was recorded by Olivia Newton-John, who had the only US charting version of the song, in 1971.

 

 

If not for you
Babe, I couldn’t even find the door
Couldn’t even see the floor
I’d be sad and blue
If not for you

If not for you
Babe, I’d lay awake all night
Wait for the mornin’ light
To shine in through
But it would not be new
If not for you

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
I’d be lost if not for you
And you know it’s true

If not for you
My sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
Oh! What would I do
If not for you

If not for you
Winter would have no spring
Couldn’t hear the robin sing
I just wouldn’t have a clue
Anyway it wouldn’t ring true
If not for you

Songwriters: Bob Dylan/George Harrison (?)

13 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 9/30/19

  1. George and Bob seemed to get along very well over the years- going back to The Beatle years. I think Bob and John Lennon had a more problematic relationship. Although the last song on the last album of Bob written songs- was a song about John. If Not For You- a good one!

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    1. I appreciate your knowledge of these interrelationships. I can see where those two giant egos of Bob and John would clash. They both had giant egos that took different forms. John’s was in your face and Bob’s is in his work’s manifestations. Interesting on Bob’s last album a song about John. Maybe he’s far enough away from it now to have some perspective on that dynamic?

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      1. I think you nailed it- there was that uneasy relationship between giants there–where maybe Bob didn’t view George as much as a rival. Plus it seems like George had a lot of great relationships with other musicians- he was the one that got the Traveling Wilbury’s going.

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        1. I was listening to Georgefest today and am amazed by the quality of musicianship on the cuts. Dhani did good in pulling this together. He has that same quality of great relationships with other musicians. On “All Things Must Pass” Dhani sounds just like his dad.

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