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YTLive Performances on YouTube

Jude Johnstone | John Martyn | Allison Krauss | Jimmie Spheeris | Tim Buckley

Special Mention - Jude Johnstone

Jude Johnstone is an amazing songwriter, but sadly not well-known to the public. Her songs have been covered by Laura Branigan, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Mary Black, and others. Her lyrics are emotionally riveting and every one of her songs are brimming with haunting melodies. Ah yes... she's another unsung hero in the deep and rarely charted world of modern songsmiths...

Jude Johnstone

Jude Johnstone - On That Train (live)

Jude Johnstone - The Hereafter (live)


Jude Johnstone - Deep Water (live)


Jude Johnstone - Wounded Heart (live)

“Wounded Heart” wwas featured in the episode “Independence Day,” on Lifetime’s television series “Army Wives,” during the 2007 season and Bonnie Raitt covered this song on her CD “Silver Lining,” released in 2002.


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Special Mention - John Martyn

Eric Clapton once said: “John Martyn is so far ahead of everything, it’s almost inconceivable.”

John Martyn

John Martyn - Small Hours (1978)

Reading University 1978
His use of the echoplex is mind blowing...

"Music before its time. technical masterpiece" -Jordan Rawl
"...An absolutely mesmerizing moment in time." - Hastobe303

John Martyn "Looking On"

Filmed in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Dublin between 1999 & 2003.
Wild man with so much innate musical talent it's frightening!

"He was in his own musical world, nobody could conjure up that
feeling that John portrays through music." - DubBoys
"The voice of earth." GuildF40

John Martyn - Solid Air (Germany 1978)

This is Live - This guy is the real deal!

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Special Mention - Allison Krauss

One classy lady with the voice of an angel?, Alison Krauss is one of those rare wonders whose talent transcends the idiom of music she is known for. She has won a record twenty-seven Grammy Awards over the course of her career as a solo artist, as a group with Union Station, and as a duet with Robert Plant. She is the most awarded living Grammy recipient and is also the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history.

Allison Krauss

Allison Krauss & Union Station - The Lucky One (live)


Special Mention - Jimmie Spheeris

Jimmie Spheeris released four albums in the 1970s on the Columbia Records and Epic Records labels. His voice most often is described by music critics and fans as "soulful," "sultry," or "smoky" He had an incredible sense of melody and worked with really talented musicians. Child of Nowhere is one of my all time favorite songs—it is just so beautiful...

Sadly, at the age of 34, his career was tragically cut short when when his motorcycle collided with a van in Santa Monica, California. The driver of the van was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony vehicular manslaughter.

More About Jimmie Spheeris > Wikipedia | Jimmie Spheeris | Thoughts on Jimmie's music

Jimmie Spheeris - Child from Nowhere

Sorry this in NOT a live performance but not being a well-known artist, his presence on the web is sparse. Needless to say, such a gorgeous poetic tune merits sharing...

It features Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke


Jimmie Spheeris - The Dragon is Dancing
Again, NOT a live performance
Featuring Chick Corea on electric piano & mini moog


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Special Mention - Tim Buckley

Captivating and breathtaking, Tim Buckley was one of the most creative artists of the late 60s/early 70s. Always a poignant performer, he had a wonderful voice and was a totally experimental musician who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and even avant-garde rock in his songs. At only 28 years old, his career was tragically cut short when he overdosed on heroin.

Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley - Morning Glory YouTube link >
"Late Night Line Up" BBC TV
Lee Underwood - guitar
Danny Thompson bass
Carter "CC" Collins - conga drums

Tim Buckley - No Man Can Find the War YouTube link >
Narrator is Leonard Bernstein. This is taken from the 1967 CBS special titled "Inside Pop".
(Bernstein is a little patronizing but it certainly is an historical 60s moment!)

Tim Buckley - Happy Time YouTube link >
"Late Night Line Up" BBC TV.

Tim Buckley - Hallucinations YouTube link >
(Wade thru the first 6o seconds of meaderings by the vibraphone- once TB sings it's worth it!)
Recorded in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall - 1968

Start at 0:03 EMBED OPTIONS

Tim Buckley - Blue Melody YouTube link >
Audio muffled but a great performance with flugelhorn!

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