Year Two of quarantine and the main thing we really really miss about the olden times is live music . . . Join your socially distant pals at BalconyRadio in mourning the days of sneaking beers (and other things) into the show and heading to the bathroom during songs from the new album. In this installment of From the Board, we’re not messing around — we’ve got a couple dozen of the biggest stars in rock leaving it all on the stage. Save the cost of parking and crank it up loud.
From The Board
This quarantine has got us feeling a serious case of live music withdrawals. It’s been months since anyone at Balcony Radio has gotten their faces rocked off in person. We’re gonna have to make do with virtual face ripping-off in this episode of our live music show From the Board. This time out, we knock you on your socially distant asses with some of the best concert performances we could find. Stay home, wear your mask, and let Balcony Radio help you with your live music needs.
Live music is maybe the second greatest invention after fire. Debate us! In episode 15 of From the Board, our live music programme, we dig through a couple dozen of the best performances caught on eyeballs. The amps are plugged in, the bassist is wasted and your theatre seat is too small.
You bought the ticket. You paid for the surcharge. But then you remembered that it’s better to stay home. In Episode 14 of From the Board, our testament to the ‘live’ album, we save you the cost of parking and bring the music to you. For this installment, we focus on all the flannel shirt.
Here are some recordings that make you feel like you are there. We didn’t sneak the recording equipment in ourselves. Honestly . . . Don’t let the guy check our bag! The first episode is an old fashioned soul revue show. Now do yourself a favor and buy something from the list below. Your day will be even more brighter!
Aretha Franklin: Chain Of Fools (Aretha In Paris)
Carla Thomas: Got My Mojo Working (Stax/Volt Revue: Live in London)
Carmen McRae: Perdido (Live at Newport)
Eddie Floyd: Raise Your Hand (Stax/Volt Revue: Live in London)
Etta James: Money (That’s What I Want) (Rocks The House)
Ike & Tina Turner: Tight Pants (Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show)
James Brown: Give It Up (Or Turn It Loose) (Love, Power, Peace)
Lee Sain: Them Hot Pants (Wattstax: The Living Word)
Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Live)
Otis Redding: Shake (Live in London & Paris)
Sam & Dave: I Take What I Want (Stax/Volt Revue “live”)
Sam Cooke: Cupid (One Night in San Francisco)
Sarah Vaughn: I Cried For You (Sassy Swings The Trivoli)
Sly & The Family Stone: Stand! (Woodstock)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: I’ve Been Good To You (Oooh! Baby Baby)
Soul Children: I Don’t Know what The World Is Coming To (Wattstax: The Living Word)
Temprees: Explain It To Her Mama (Wattstax)
William Bell: I Forgopt To Be Your Lover (Wattstax)
Wilson Pickett: Funky Broadway (A Man And A Half)