Friday, November 30, 2007

CMT Crossroads, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Elton John

Compined together here are two shows from CMT Crossroads, Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett, and Ryan Adams and Elton John. Bonnie and Lyle is a logical paring, but Elton and Ryan? Yes, it actually works out very nice. Some really cool tunes performed here and the sound quality is 1st rate!

"If You Love Me Say I Love you" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"The Thing Called Love" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"My Baby Don't Tolerate" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"I Don't Want Anything To Change" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"Angel From Montgomery" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"If You Want A Do Right All Day Woman" by Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovette
"Oh Girl" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Daniel" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Maybe Be Your Baby Tonight" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Tiny Dancer" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"My Sweet Carolina" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Sweet Daddy and Conversation" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"He'll Have To Go" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Great Balls Of Fire" by Ryan Adams and Elton John
"Rocket man" by Ryan Adams and Elton John

52MB, WMA 9.1 VBR, 66 Minutes

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Elton, Adams Unite On 'cmt Crossroads'
Publication: Billboard
Date: Saturday, April 20 2002

At 8 p.m. ET/PT May 26, CMT will air its much-anticipated (and
once-postponed) CMT Crossroads featuring a joint performance by Elton John and Ryan Adams. The rock-meets-country concert series has the two artists playing such songs as John's "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" from 1972's Honky Chateau and Adams' "Oh My Sweet Carolina" from 2000's Heartbreaker.

During the taping of the show—which includes interview and behind-the-scenes footage—John said, "What really attracted me to Ryan's music was Heartbreaker. I saw an incredible review in Billboard ["Ryan Adams' Healing 'Heartbreaker,' " Music to My Ears, Billboard, Nov. 4, 2000] by Timothy White, who's the editor, and I thought, 'I've gotta check this out.' And I bought it, and I was completely and utterly floored by the simplicity and beauty of it." So he sent Adams a note.

"For the [1970] Elton John album," John added, "I got a similar kind of thing from George Harrison, saying 'Congratulations, loved the record.' As All Things Must Pass was going down the chart, mine was going up. It's always stuck with me that if you ever hear something you like from someone new, you should make an effort to go out of your way." Later in the taping (done April 2 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House), John said songs such as "Carolina" inspired him "to go back to basics and do [Songs From the West Coast]."

By JOHN GEROME, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jan 6, 2:45 PM ET

Twenty years ago a lanky young country singer from Texas headed to Milwaukee to open a concert for a raspy-voiced blues rocker.

Lyle Lovett arrived a day early for the show with Bonnie Raitt and got a call in his hotel room.

"She and her road manager and the fellow playing bass guitar with her were all up in Bonnie's room playing cards, and they called me and said, `Hey, come on up. You want to play?'"

The two have been playing together ever since, even as their music and careers have veered in different directions.

They were in Nashville recently to tape an upcoming episode of the Country Music Television series "Crossroads," a show that pairs country singers with performers from other genres, usually rock and pop.

For Lovett, 48, and Raitt, 56, it was more a celebration of long roads than of crossroads.

"We've toured together many times with various bands and incarnations. We've seen each other through love affairs, breakups, many, many albums and here we are," Raitt reflected as they sat backstage.


Indeed, both have had remarkable longevity — Raitt since 1971 and Lovett since 1986. While Raitt is grounded in rock and Lovett in country, each incorporates blues, gospel, jazz and folk into their music.

When they first met and began touring, Lovett had just released his self-titled debut album and was being promoted by MCA/Curb as a mainstream country singer. The album produced three top 20 singles, including "Cowboy Man."

It was the closest he would come to the mainstream. By his second album, 1988's "Pontiac," Lovett, who writes most of his own songs, was experimenting with a jazzier, big-band sound, and country radio began to lose interest.

Raitt, on the other hand, was intrigued.

"He's an absolute original," she said. "I love his sensibilities in terms of how unique a point of view he has as a writer. He naturally brings in so many elements of music that I cling to, like blues and gospel and his kind of country and Texas music."

Despite scant radio airplay, Lovett, whose songs possess a wry, offbeat sense of humor, has had gold records and won Grammys, including one for best country album for 1996's "The Road to Ensenada."

He became a celebrity, perhaps reluctantly, when he married actress Julia Roberts in 1993. They met on the set of director Robert Altman's 1992 film, "The Player," the first of several movie appearances for Lovett. The marriage lasted about two years and drew intense publicity. To this day, Lovett won't discuss it in interviews.

Ironically, as Lovett was moving away from the mainstream, Raitt was moving toward it. For much of the 1970s and '80s, Raitt, the daughter of the late Broadway singer John Raitt, interpreted the classic blues of musical heroes like Robert Johnson and Sippie Wallace as well as contemporary songwriters such as John Prine.

With her soulful voice and raw, bluesy guitar playing, she became a cult favorite. Her albums sold modestly and she had a hit in 1977 with a remake of Del Shannon's "Runaway."

"I was a huge fan of Bonnie's before I'd even dreamed I'd ever get to go out and really play anywhere besides just around my home," Lovett said. "She had that effortless, powerful voice and that searing slide guitar."

She also was active in environmental and social issues, such as stopping the war in Central America, apartheid in South Africa and the spread of nuclear energy.

But by the mid-1980s, while battling alcoholism and lackluster sales, Raitt lost her contract with Warner Brothers Records.

She struggled a few years and sobered up before signing with Capitol Records for 1989's aptly titled "Nick of Time." The album teamed her with producer Don Was and took a more polished, pop sound. It shot to No. 1 and became the first in a string of hugely successful albums for her, yielding hits such as "Thing Called Love," "Something to Talk About," and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me."

In 1991 she married actor Michael O'Keefe; they divorced in 1999. She also won several Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

As her commercial streak waned, Raitt continued releasing albums and lending her music to social causes. She and Lovett teamed in 2002 for her "Green Highway" tour to promote alternative energy sources. Lovett had to perform shows with a cast on his leg after being trampled by a bull on the family homestead where he still lives.

When CMT asked Raitt about doing "Crossroads" she didn't have to think much about a musical partner. (The show airs Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. EST.)

"Of all the people I would have chosen, he was the only one I felt a connection with," Raitt said.


Todd said...

Just discovered your blog and will be spending the day here (thanks to Rapidshare and their wait time.)
Elton John & Ryan Adams, David Johansen and the New York Dolls, all the Maria McKee and Lone Justice. And that's just the start!
Any chance you have the Elvis Costello VH1"Decades" with Fionna Apple & Billie Jo from Green Day? said...

i love this series.... i'm a secret cmt-lover.... any keith urban to share?? :)

this looks like it was a night of great music! can't wait to check this out! thanks for sharing!

WVKayaker said...

I do have that Elvis and Fionna concert and will be happy to post that one soon. Stay tuned. Try some of the radio tape posts and check out the feedback. Some folks get pretty excited about them. Thanks for the feedback. It's what makes me motivated to keep posting!,
No need to be a secret CMT lover. No shame in digging all sorts of music! Sorry, no Keith Urban stuff to share....Thanks for stopping and making yourself known....

helltoupee said...

Thank you for the Ryan & Elton, I was hoping someone would capture this.

I assume that you might have guessed at a few of the titles when you named the files - the first song they do is "Answering Bell" and the track after "Daniel" is called "Firecracker".

The sound is great and I really appreciate your taking all the trouble to load this.

WVKayaker said...

yep, I guessed at these...thanks for the correction. And thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

Invalid Link 12/9/07 FYI

WVKayaker said...

New Link:

Anonymous said...

New link also invalid - rejected by Rapidshare. would love to get Bonnie/Lyle. Please re-submit Thanx amillion

Camarillo Brillo said...

Sorry...I'm not reposting links if Rapidshare keeps taking them down.

Anonymous said...

please re-upload, but give the file some generic name - it will keep rapidshare from deleting it.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Here it is

Keith Leippi said...

Please re-post the link.

Camarillo Brillo said...

here a go keith

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