Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joe Ely on Austin City Limits 2 shows on one CD 1991 and 1996




Here is a post of one of my favorite Texan's, Joe Ely live from Austin City Limits. I combined the 1991 and 1996 shows onto one CD. Just a wonderful performance from Joe. If you get the chance to see him, do so!

My Eyes Got Lucky
Rich Man Poor Man
Honky Tonk Masquerade
Row Of Dominoes
For Your Love
Settle For Love
Boxcars
Gallo Del Cielo ly
Run, Preciosa
Letter From Laredo

From the Austin City Limits Website:

Joe Ely's unofficial fan club reads like a list of the entertainment world's elite. Members of U2 danced in their chairs when they caught his act in Ireland. Ely sang "Amazing Grace" in three-part harmony with Willie Nelson and Bon Jovi. He crossed paths with Linda Ronstadt and recorded what Ely refers to as a "great slow, drunken country waltz" duet. Ely grew up in the dusty Texas towns of Amarillo and Lubbock. He put his first band together when he was 13, and before he finished high school he grabbed his guitar and hit the road for eight years, following in the paths of his literary idols Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller. Jumping freight trains from town to town, he ended up stranded in New York City. He found work with a group of Austinites who were producing a rock and roll theater show and followed them to Europe. Later, back in Texas, Ely joined forces with two now-legendary songwriters, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, and formed the country-folk group The Flatlanders. Ely finally settled in Austin and established himself as a true Texas rocker with his debut album Joe Ely. He went on to record seven more critically-acclaimed albums, reinforcing his solid presence in the international music scene. Renowned for the energy of his live performances, Ely credits his band (bassist Jimmy Pettit, drummer Davis McLarty, and electric guitarist David Grissom) for inspiring his music.

On Austin City Limits, Lone Star Joe Ely showcased his latest work, the critically acclaimed Letter To Laredo, featuring the lilting flamenco guitar of Dutch musician Teye Winterp. From the Marty Robbins' favorite "Gallo del Cielo" to Ely's own love story "Ranches and Rivers," he delighted the audience with his fresh takes on familiar themes. An intelligent and well-read man, Ely vividly described faraway lands in songs such as "Run Preciosa," inspired by the works of Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. Ely credits his West Texas upbringing for his musical style and tastes. "It goes back to when I was 10-years-old," he said, "my daddy put me to work in a used clothing store where a lot of Mexican laborers would come. It was right down in a part of town where there was tons of music that would come up from Mexico....So I really grew up with a great love of the kind of rancheros and conjunto kind of norteno [northern] music that came from the ranches, the working class music of Mexico." From the West Texas flatlands to the Netherlands, Ely has garnered a loyal, international following. The nomadic musician may sing of a romantic world of days gone by, but he keeps a keen eye on the future. Since the early 1980s he's kept all his songs on a computer and now maintains a World Wide Web site to keep fans apprised of his comings and goings. This Renaissance man in cowboy boots never misses a beat.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for the joe ely stuff. been a fan since 1978 and anything joe ely is great!! "Q"

WVKayaker said...

Q,
Thanks for stopping by...This one rocks in the beginning and slows down a bit at the end. Enjoy!
Jim

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this but could you rip them to mp3 for all us Mac users? I hate having to convert them from WMA to mp3.

-deadmanstar-

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Joe Ely is the man. Just discovered your blog via totally fuzzy - looks like you've got a bunch of great stuff. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your music.

WVKayaker said...

Anonymous,
Sorry...You'll have to convert the hated Windows Media Audio files.

WVKayaker said...

Thanks for stopping buy Anonymous and leaving me feeback about totaly fuzzy...

brujo said...

Awesome glad I stumbled across your site ,caught him at Tipitina's in New Orleans a few years back he was fantastic been a fan since the first solo album what is it with Texas and particularly Lubbock must be those open plains and big skies so many great artists from that area .thank you
regards brujo

WVKayaker said...

brujo,
awesome feedback...!
Thanks for stopping by

Anonymous said...

best-live-act-ever! Thanks for this.
Tell your visitors to try the Jodix site for freeware to covert the wma files. Great software.
Remembering Jesse Taylor...

WVKayaker said...

You just did....thanks for commenting on the post!

Dr Gonzo said...

One of my favourite live acts ever


Thanks for sharing !

WVKayaker said...

Enjoy Dr...

Anonymous said...

You gotta love the great Joe El He was the original cow punk, hanging out with the Clash and all. Thanks.

WVKayaker said...

Yeah, I really dig Joe. He's got some really good officially released live albums worth grabbing too. As well as most everything he's done. Enjoy and thanks for the feedback!

ktgeetar74 said...

Iv'e been looking for these shows for a long time on VHS or DVD. Do you know where I can get a copy.

WVKayaker said...

Check eprey or Amazon...Not sure these were ever released...

WVKayaker said...

More Joe Ely Here:

http://nargothebortsdeviantsubculture.blogspot.com/search/label/Joe%20Ely

o.b. dan said...

Ely's studio stuff does nothing for me...but live, that's something entirely different! I taped those shows myself, with the intention of doing exactly what you did, but I lost the first audio tape copy. Thanks for filling the gap - and keep on rockin' in the free world the only way that really works - with that roomful of stereo!

WVKayaker said...

Thanks dan...Though I like most everything Joe did his live stuff is awesome!
Keep rockin'!

ALittleGuitar said...

i'm a little late in discovering this but thanks much. joe is the best.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Better late then never!!!! Enjoy!

peskypesky said...

Mac users: there's a free app that will convert from WMA to MP3. It's called Switch.

http://www.nch.com.au/switch/

Anonymous said...

Can you please reload rapid share Joe Ely link

carl gabe said...

Can you please reload rapid share Joe Ely link

Camarillo Brillo said...

new link:
http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/38845850/file.html

Camarillo Brillo said...

Here is anew link Carl

http://ul.to/cyrgilet

Anonymous said...

Reup please?

Camarillo Brillo said...

New link with extras:
http://www.nitroflare.com/view/B129975127CDE5D
Enjoy

Bill Buchanan said...

Could you please repost

Camarillo Brillo said...

New Link: Sorry for the low bitrate
http://www100.zippyshare.com/v/R3Uzo24n/file.html

Bill Buchanan said...

Thank you

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I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

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