Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 11th Dream Day On ChiTownSoundz, A New Chicago Based Music You Tube Station

MindsiMedia has always had a strong musical component. We have our Mikes Diggs Music posts on our web portal, our selection of Pandora radio stations and music videos on our YouTube and Vimeo channels. We had an all music video station ChicagoRock1 until 2013 when it was terminated by YouTube. With that termination we lost a home for a hundred or more live music videos we'd recorded in and around Chicago over the years.

Since then I've re posted some of the videos here and there now we've decided to start a new music based channel. ChiTownSoundz will be the new home for those old videos and a new ones. Here we give you a little sample of the nuggets from our vault. For more check out ChiTownSoundzAre you a musician or in a band from the Chicago area? Let us know send us a link we'd like to serve as a clearing house for local artists.

11th Dream Day

11th Dream Day is one of the original Chicago alternative rock bands from the 1980's. Their "Prairie School Freakout" lp is one of my favorite records of all time. A towering testament to the kind of fuzzy, feedback laden sound made famous by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

They've only recorded a dozen lps since they began 32 years ago in 1983. That combined with a not very active tour schedule has kind of kept them from the limelight. This clip is from a May 2011 concert in Chicago's Millennium Park. The tune is "Among The Pines" from the afore mentioned Prairie School Freakout lp

Rambling Jack Elliott

Rambling Jack Elliott is one of the original folkies and has inspired generations of folk, blues and rock artists. He was living with Woody Guthrie and his family in 1950 and met Bib Dylan at Woody's bedside in 1961. Over the years he has recorded more than 40 albums. If you want to learn more about this music icon check out his web site.

This clip of him doing "San Francisco Bay Blues" at Chicago's Bluesfest in 2010. It is the year he won a Grammy for "Best Traditional Blues Recording"

The Insignificant Others

The Insignificant Others were Ed Martinski on Guitar and Vocals, Randy Kertz on bass, and Tom Giers on drums. These guys kicked ass. While they are no longer together I was digging their cd the other day and thought I'd post up some of their videos. Here they are playing at The Friendly Tap, Berwyn Il. in July of 2012. The tune is "Soledad Brother"  their tribute to George Jackson and is featured on the cd.