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Young a 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee

untitledSongs by Neil Young, U2, Run-D.M.C., the Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Rolling Stones are among this year’s inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy has announced.

Once again, 27 iconic recordings are headed for the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, reports Spin Magazine.

The class of 2014 includes Neil Young’s 1970 album After the Gold Rush; U2’s barnstorming 1987 LP The Joshua Tree (the most recently released honoree); Run-D.M.C.’s watershed “Walk This Way” team-up with Aerosmith; the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 game-changer “Rapper’s Delight”; the Rolling Stones’ 1969 hit “Honky Tonk Women”; George Harrison’s 1970 triple-album All Things Must Pass; and Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 single “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Some other highlights: Creedence Clearwater Revival landed two recordings in the batch, the 1969 single “Fortunate Son” and 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory; James Brown’s 1970 track “Get Up — I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine” earned an acknowledgement, as did Sam Cooke’s 1960 tune “Wonderful World” and Dolly Parton’s endlessly admired 1973 single, “Jolene.”

Read more at: http://m.spin.com/articles/grammy-hall-of-fame-2014-inductees-u2-neil-young-run-dmc-rolling-stones/

Young film “Needle of Death” shown at Celebration of Jansch’s life

A film of Neil Young singing “Needle of Death” was shown at “A Celebration of Bert Jansch” at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Dec. 3.Bert-Jansch

Neil has commented that he first started listening to Bert Jansch in Vicky Taylor’s apartment in Yorkville Village in Toronto in the mid-60s. He was captivated with Jansch’s first recording and listened to it over and over. Neil has admitted borrowing heavily from “Needle of Death” for his own “Ambulance Blues” a decade later, according to Young historian and Zuman  Sharry Wilson.

Young toured with Jansch in 2011.

Jansch, who was credited with influencing a generation of musicians, died in October 2011 at the age of 67 after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

The Scottish musician Jansch was a founding member of the group Pentangle, with whom he gave his last public performance in August of that year when they reformed, according to an article from the Scotland Herald.

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was among music stars who celebrated the work and inspiration of the late folk-rock guitarist Bert Jansch at the tribute concert. Also on the bill were former Suede star Bernard Butler, 60s chart act Donovan – famed for tracks such as Hurdy Gurdy Man – and London Town hit-maker Ralph McTell.

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/robert-plant-donovan-neil-young-celebrate-the-late-great-bert-jansch.1386142204
 

 

 

Signed Neil collectibles to benefit MusiCares/Grammy Foundation

220px-Neil_Young_FreedomLooking for that perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your life?

How about a signed copy of “Freedom” by Neil Young….

Some sweet deals are up for bid over at eBay in an auction that got under way on Black Friday to benefit the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares.

The Fifth Annual Grammy Charity Black Friday Online Auction features a variety of autographed pieces of memorabilia from Neil Young, Jackson Browne, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Foreigner‘s Mick Jones, Billy Idol and many other well-known musicians.  Among the items up for grabs: signed vinyl copies of Young’s Freedom and Browne’s World in Motion albums, electric guitars autographed by Jones and Idol, and a studded guitar strap signed by Slash.

VIP passes to the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King also are part of the auction.  The event, which is scheduled for January 24, will feature performances by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, James Taylor, Bette Midler and many other stars.

Read more: http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2013/12/02/signed-collectibles-from-neil-young-jackson-browne-slash-part-of-grammy-charity-black-friday-auction/

Listen to a stream of “Live at the Cellar Door”

Andy Greene's twitter profileIt must be nice to be Associate Editor Andy Greene at Rolling Stone who gets to write about Neil Young  a lot, seeing the legendary musician is so prolific on many fronts.

Since we feature so much of Greene’s writing, here he is.

Sometimes writing is a thankless job, so thanks Andy, for your good work bringing Zumans and Rusties so much Neil Young news. We like it.

Greene writes about “Live at the Cellar Door” without a gazillion adjectives.

“After 44 years in the vault, the recordings are finally coming out on December 10th on CD gram vinyl. The set mixes Buffalo Springfield classics like ‘Flying on the Ground Is Wrong’ and  ‘I Am a Child’ with new songs like “After the Goldrush” and ‘Tell My Why.’ Young plays ‘Cinnamon Girl’ on piano for one of the very few times in his long career. The shows also featured the live debuts of ‘Old Man’ and ‘See the Sky About to Rain.

These performances by Neil are epic in their intimacy, his connection with the audience, and the quality of Young’s voice. It feels like the sky about to rain. Listen to “Flying on the Ground is Wrong” and it feels like you are in the room.

You can listen to the new release at the Rolling Stone link below:

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-goes-solo-on-live-at-the-cellar-door-album-premiere-20131202

Cinnamon Girl from “Live at The Cellar Door”

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For your listening pleasure, a beautiful piano rendition of “Cinnamon Girl” from Neil Young’s new release: “Live at The Cellar Door.”

The archival release contains recordings from Neil’s six-show solo run at Washingtton D.C.’s famed The Cellar Door between Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 1970.

From Jam Base at: http://www.jambase.com/Articles/120083/Audio-Neil-Young-Solo-Piano-Cinnamon-Girl-From-1970

Random Quote

Oh, absolutely. I read a review of my record and someone said, \"She sounds like Lucinda Williams fronting Crazy Horse.\" I thought, wow, I never really thought that Neil Young was a big influence, but I guess in some way he\'s a subconscious one. It\'s a huge compliment. Not only is he a great musician and artist, but I have a lot of respect for the way he leads his life and takes a stand on things that are personally important to him.
by Kathleen Edwards on comparisons of her to Neil, Calgary Herald, Aug \\\'03.

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