God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To Us… So We Play With Our Guitars!
- Music Is Life
A rare footage taken during a session in 2001 on VH1 network who saw Gary Moore perform 5 tracks from his album Back to the Blues, released on that same year, and at the end of show he perform his 1978’s hit Parisienne Walkways, written with his friend and former bandmate Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and released for his debut solo album Back On The Street with Lynott on vocals. That was a beautiful and intensive version, and you know Gary was extremley gifted, he never played half hearted, he always played in a free vibe of improvisation and his musical phrasing was always perfect.
Parisienne Walkways was one of Moore’s greatest hits and established him as one of the greatest composers of guitar ballads.
I don’t know where and when exactly it was filmed but I assure you it is really worth.
Today I want to invite you to hear guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola, perform an amazing version of “Parisienne Walkways” by Gary Moore & Phil Lynott on flamenco guitar, followed by Al’s “Siberiana” from his album “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody”. The performance was filmed Live at the Thanks Jimi Festival in April 30th, on 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland, by Black Cat Studio Pro.
That was a great tribute to Gary passed away a few months before on that same year, on February 6, 2011.
Now watch Gary Moore’s Parisienne Walways from Al Di Meola & World Sinfonia:
Al Di Meola – guitars
Gumbi Ortiz – percussion
Fausto Beccalossi – accordion
Kevin Seddiki – guitars
Peter Kaszas – drums
Victor Miranda – bass
Watch guitarist Danny Young’s tribute to the late Gary Moore, ispired by his birthday on early of April, it would-be 65th birthday (Gary was born on April 4, 1952). Danny perform the tune on his Epiphone Les Paul Standard equipped with Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Greenie pickups , which recreate a very specific Peter Green-style PAF tone and reamp on a Blackstar Series 100.
Recently Danny played with Gary Moore’s son Jack Moore on the tribute to his father on this same guitar for the new song “Phoenix,” written by Danny and Jack theyself.
Born January 1980, Danny first realised he wanted to play the guitar after watching his father Colin Young rehearse regularly in the living room. On his childhood years he suffered several operations on his left elbow due to a fracture a few years earlier had left him without feeling in his left hand. For the rehabilitation he start to take guitar lessons from his father at age 14.
Danny was a top 20 sponsors choice finalist in the world’s largest guitar talent contest Guitar Idol 3 in 2011 which enabled Daniel to go onto work with the Arts Council England to showcase awareness for musicians with Aspergers. Recently, Daniel has been producing product demonstrations for Seymour Duncan pickups which include signature gear demos for artists such as Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen and most recently Jason Beckers Perpetual Burn signature pickup. Daniel has also had the pleasure of helping launch Seymour Duncans new line of professional quality foot pedals.
But now watch Danny playing his tribute to Gary Moore….and enjoy!
This is an amazing short video from YouTube user Davie504, where he’s playing “Money” by Pink Floyd using money as pick for the bass guitar and as backing track (except for the cymbals).
Davie504 is a bass player from Savona, Italy, who love do different challenges involving on his bass guitar. He’s extremely creative when it comes to playing the bass in alternative ways. His videos on YouTube channel typically get a large number of views.
I hope you enjoy!
A Live Jam recorded at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Los Angeles, on August 7, 2016, to raise money for LA’s Homeless, for ‘The Midnight Mission‘ organization.
Richie Sambora and Joe Bonamassa were there to sign Norman Harris’s new book: Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris, w/ forward and praface by Joe Bonamassa and Richie Sambora.
Norman Harris is founder and owner of the legendary store Norman’s Rare Guitars, in Tarzana, CA.. Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer is an intriguing memoir from a man who has spent a lifetime getting extraordinary instruments into the hands of extraordinary artists.
After the signing Joe and Richie, the latter accompanied by his amazing wife Orianthi, joined to celebrate in a great live jam. The performance also included Derek Frank on bass, and Tiny Biuso on drums.
Steve Ray Vaughan’s PRIDE & JOY:
B.B. King’s The Thrill Is Gone: