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Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.8) 2010 (AVI)

Posted in BLUES, MOVIES, Warren HAYNES on November 26, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.8) 2010 (AVI)

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Recorded live at Warren Haynes’ 18th Annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 16, 2006 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, this DVD is the 3rd in a series documenting the annual concerts. Proceeds from the label’s sales benefit Habitat for Humanity. Featured artists include Haynes, Taj Mahal Trio, John Popper Project w/ DJ Logic, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Suprelatives, Branford Marsalis, Danny Louis, New Orleans Social Club, Taylor Hicks, Gov’t Mule, Dave Matthews, Dave Schools, and Randall Bramblett, with bonus tracks featuring Mickey Raphael, Kevn Kinney, Mike Barnes, Ivan Neville, Brendan, Bayliss, and Robert Kearns.
Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes is the host and mastermind of this eighth annual musical fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Featuring an incredible roster of musicians including Dave Matthews, Marty Stuart, John Popper, and Branford Marsalis, Haynes’s benefit show offers three hours of amazing live collaborations.
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The Benefit Concert Volume 8 is the third release in an on-going series documenting the annual concerts. As with each previous benefit, all proceeds from this series of concerts and CD and DVD releases benefit Habitat For Humanity, an international non-profit organization dedicated to building housing for those in need of shelter.

The 2006 concert saw Warren Haynes put together a stellar lineup of musicians featuring Gov t Mule, Dave Matthews, The New Orleans Social Club, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, The Taj Mahal Trio and The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic. Warren Haynes also welcomed very special guests Randall Bramblett, Taylor Hicks, Branford Marsalis, Mike Barnes, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson & Family), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey s McGee), Kevn Kinney (Drivin N Cryin), Robert Kearns (The Bottle Rockets) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic).

The Benefit Concert Volume 8 offers more than 3 hours of incredible music from The New Orleans Social Club s version of Creedence Clearwater Revival s Fortunate Son featuring Branford Marsalis to Gov t Mule and Dave Mathews scorching cover of Neil Young s Cortez The Killer to the all-star I Shall Be Released finale.
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This is a 5 star concert dvd in all aspects. First, the net proceeds from this concert and dvd go to “Habitat for Humanity”. Second, you get an Allstar Lineup consisting of: Dave Matthews, The John Popper Project (formerly related to “Blues Travler”), Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, The New Orleans Social Club, The Taj Mahal Trio, and many others. Third, you get “Once in a lifetime” collaborations among these allstars. This concert is one of the greatest of all time, but somehow the word is not getting out about how good it is. That is way I’m updating my review!!!

Warren Haynes, who is a member of the Allman Brothers Band, has his own band “Government Mule”. He has been doing this benefit concert in Ashville, North Carolina for 18 years. Now, the music, it begins with a pre-jam session at a small venue.

The main concert begins with the Taj Mahal Trio performing some great blues classics. Other highlights include: Marty Stuart and his fabulous superlatives, they have a touch of bluegrass with gospel leanings. The John Popper Project performs excellent jam music with great harmonica work. The New Orleans Social Club performances are outstanding, soulful, and they Rock!!! They do an outstanding job on the old CCR song “Fortunate Son”. The performances by Warren Haynes and Government Mule are outstanding, especially their performance of a reggae version of “Soulshine”. There are also guest musicians which include Dave Mathews, Branford Marsalis (he is phenomenal on the saxaphone), Taylor Hicks, and Randall Bramblett on saxaphone. Taylor Hicks sings and plays great harmonic music. There are some outstanding collaborations in this concert, which make it more special. The harmonica work, along with the saxaphones, in these collaborations are awesome. There is bonus material, which includes an outstanding collaboration of “Walking to New Orleans”, plus “I Shall Be Release”. The concert is about 2 hours and 45 minutes. This is an outstanding concert dvd. If you like jam band music, you’ll enjoy every minute of this dvd. It’s for a worthy cause, and the music is great. I highly recommend it. This is a “Must-Have” for any music lover period!!! Thanks, and may God Bless!!!!
By Gary Covington.
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01. Million Miles From Yesterday – Warren Haynes
02. Mississippi Big Butt Blues – The Taj Mahal Trio
03. Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes – The Taj Mahal Trio
04. Fire In Her Kiss – The John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic w/Warren Haynes
05. Lapdance – The John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic w/Branford Marsalis
06. Mando Rip – Marty Stuart (from The Orange Peel 12/15/06)
07. Streamline – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
08. Angels Rock Me To Sleep – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
09. Wait Til The Morning – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives w/Branford Marsalis & Warren Haynes
10. Shape I’m In – Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives w/Warren Haynes & Danny Louis
11. Look Ka Py Py – The New Orleans Social Club
12. Loving You Is On My Mind > – The New Orleans Social Club w/Branford Marsalis
13. Africa > – The New Orleans Social Club w/Branford Marsalis
14. Loving You Is On My Mind – The New Orleans Social Club w/Branford Marsalis
15. Fortunate Son – The New Orleans Social Club w/Branford Marsalis, Warren Haynes & Taylor Hicks
16. Cortez The Killer – Gov’t Mule w/Dave Matthews
17. All Along The Watchtower – Gov’t Mule w/ Dave Matthews & Branford Marsalis
18. Reggae Soulshine – Gov’t Mule w/Branford Marsalis
19. Unring The Bell – Gov’t Mule
20. Leaving Trunk – Gov’t Mule w/Taj Mahal & Branford Marsalis
21. Mule – Gov’t Mule with Dave Schools & Randall Bramblett

Bonus Features:
01. Ballerina – Warren Haynes w/ Mickey Raphael (from The Orange Peel 12/15/06)
02. Walkin’ To New Orleans – The New Orleans Social Club w/Branford Marsalis, Mickey Raphael, John Popper & Taylor Hicks
03. I Shall Be Released – Gov’t Mule w/Marty Stuart, Kevn Kinney, Taylor Hicks, Mike Barnes, Ivan Neville, Brendan Bayliss, Mickey Raphael & Robert Kearns
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Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.III) 2010

Posted in BLUES, Warren HAYNES on November 18, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.III) 2010

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Warren Haynes is still mining the vaults from his Christmas Jam benefit concerts that have taken place over the past 21 years. With The Benefit Concert Vol. 3, he continues the slow chronological exposure of past events. This two-disc set culls 18 songs from the 2001 show, while volumes one and two grabbed material from 1999 and 2000. Like any live album, the degree of its strength comes not only from performances that merit repeated listenings but creating the desire that makes you wish you were there. With a lineup of Gov’t Mule, Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, Drivin’ N Cryin’ plus special guests Alvin Youngblood Hart, Audley Freed, Danny Barnes, Dave Schools, Edwin McCain, Oteil Burbridge and Robert Randolph, The Benefit Concert succeeds on both of those necessary elements.
Other than a completist who has a copy of the entire show and feels that any tampering with the original is sacrilegious, these two CDs make a worthwhile effort of representing that December 21st evening in the Asheville Civic Center Arena. Unlike the original event, this begins with a few acoustic numbers that emphasize the loose and jovial atmosphere. Highlights feature John Popper who pairs up with Alvin Youngblood Hart on “Devil Got My Woman” and later is joined by McCain, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring and Barnes on a revamped version of Blues Traveler’s “Alone.” The underrated Drivin’ N Cryin’ follow this up with a trio of tracks that mix hard rock (“Fly Me Courageous”), Southern roots (“Broken Hearts and Auto Parts”) and everyman sentiments (“Straight to Hell”). Blues Traveler finish off disc one with reminders that the group can combine strong songwriting with hard-driving groove (“Carolina Blues”) and its historic place in the jamband scene on the jam-heavy “New York Prophesie.”
The second disc presents samples from the Phil Lesh & Friends and Gov’t Mule sets. Here, Lesh is accompanied by the powerhouse unit of Haynes, Herring, John Molo and Rob Barraco. Together, they give “Loose Lucy” a thunderous bounce, jam their way into “Tennesse Jed” and finish with the rumbling might of “Night of a Thousand Stars.” The selections indicate not only the chemistry among the musicians but that there was much more to be mined from this grouping. With two more years ahead before Gov’t Mule found a permanent replacement for Allen Woody, the selections featuring a rotating cast of players with Haynes and drummer Matt Abts. Set regulars “Blind Man in the Dark” and “Sco Mule” remain solid while a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair” gets the Mule’s power blues treatment. A prophetic Haynes takes on Dylan’s “Masters of War,” 15 months after the second Iraq War began. That leads into a jam of “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Like the rest of The Benefit Concert, the talent on hand empowers the spirit of the moment, resulting in the Neil Young cover to become much less chaotic than it could have turned out. During that final fade, thoughts turn to the only complaint so far with these benefit albums — the lag time between releases.
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Cd1:
01. Mama Don’t Allow-Alvin Youngblood Hart
02. Devil Got My Woman- Alvin Youngblood Hart & John Popper
03. That Sign On The Door- Edwin McCain, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, John Popper & Danny Barnes
04. Alone- Edwin McCain, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, John Popper & Danny Barnes
05. Broken Hearts And Auto Parts- Drivin’ N Cryin’
06. Fly Me Courageous- Drivin’ N Cryin’ w. Audley Freed
07. Straight To Hell- Drivin’ N Cryin’ w. Audley Freed & Edwin McCain
08. Carolina Blues- Blues Traveler
09. Slow Change- Blues Traveler
10. Mountains Win Again- Blues Traveler w. Warren Haynes
11. New York Prophesie- Blues Traveler

Cd2:
01. Loose Lucy- Phil Lesh & Friends
02. Tennessee Jed- Phil Lesh & Friends
03. Night Of A Thousand Stars- Phil Lesh & Friends
04. Blind Man In The Dark- Gov’t Mule w. Rob Barraco, Dave Schools
05. Sco-Mule- Gov’t Mule w. Oteil Burbrdige, Rob Barraco
06. Almost Cut My Hair- Gov’t Mule w. Rob Barraco, Dave Schools, Robert Randolph
07. Masters of War- Warren Haynes
08. Rockin’ In the Free World- Gov’t Mule w. Rob Barraco, Dave Schools, Kevn Kinney & Audley Freed
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Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.II) 2007

Posted in BLUES, Warren HAYNES on November 15, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.II) 2007
Recorded live at the 12th annual X-Mas Jam, December 21, 2000, in Asheville, NC.

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Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit, Vol. 2 is the second album to be culled from Haynes’ annual Christmas Jam benefit concerts. The first, Wintertime Blues: The Benefit Concert, released by Evil Teen Records in 2000, chronicled the 1999 show. This one is taken from the 2000 concert, held December 21 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Haynes, the Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers Band guitarist, leads things off with a couple of acoustic songs before turning things over to the Chris Duarte Band, which makes a strong impression with a version of the Band of Gypsys favorite “Who Knows.” The Bottle Rockets, who follow, have more of a traditional mainstream rock sound than the Southern rock/jam band style favored by the other performers. The Christmas Jams are famous for arranging the temporary reunions of disbanded groups, and in 2000 the Aquarium Rescue Unit re-formed for an extended set, joined by Blues Traveler’s John Popper on the lengthy final cut, “Time Is Free/Jack the Rabbit.” Gov’t Mule, sadly minus Allen Woody, who had died the previous August, is next, with Popper returning to the stage and also accompanying a set by Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ n’ Cryin’. Much about the Christmas Jams recalls the Allman Brothers Band, and finally this one brings the Allmans on formally, starting with Gregg Allman, accompanied by Haynes, doing “Come and Go Blues,” followed by the whole band for a four-song set concluding with “Statesboro Blues.” The concert is loose and friendly, with musicians coming and going, and is given over to extended performances of favorite songs, along with some individual indulgences. A good time and a good cause.
By William Ruhlmann.
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Cd 1:
01. I’ll Be The One – Warren Haynes
02. In My Life – Warren Haynes w/Matt Abts
03. Badness – Chris Duarte Group
04. Who Knows – Chris Duarte Group w/Mike Barnes and Audley Freed
05. Nancy Sinatra – The Bottle Rockets
06. Stuck In A Rut – The Bottle Rockets
07. Elevator To The Moon – Col. Bruce Hampton And The Aquarium Rescue Unit
08. Fixin’ To Die – Col. Bruce Hampton And The Aquarium Rescue Unit
09. Time Is Free/Jack The Rabbit – Col. Bruce Hampton And The Aquarium Rescue Unit w/John Popper
10. Goin’ Out West – Gov’t Mule (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts) w/Dave Schools
11. Mountains Win Again – Gov’t Mule (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts) w/Dave Schools, John Popper and Dr. Dan Matrazzo

Cd 2:
01. Alone – John Popper w/Warren Haynes
02. Scarred But Smarter – Kevn Kinney w/John Popper
03. A Good Country Mile – Kevn Kinney w/Tramp
04. Solitude – Edwin McCain w/Warren Haynes
05. I Shall Be Released – Warren Haynes, Kevn Kinney, Edwin McCain and John Popper
06. Come And Go Blues – Gregg Allman w/Warren Haynes
07. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More – The Allman Brothers Band
08. Born Under A Bad Sign – Allman Brothers Band w/Floyd Miles
09. Soulshine – w/Dr. Dan Matrazzo
10. Statesboro Blues – The Allman Brothers Band w/John Popper and Audley Freed
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Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.I) 1999

Posted in BLUES, Warren HAYNES on November 15, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Warren HAYNES Presents – The Benefit Concert (Vol.I) 1999
****RERERERE DONE !! ****
Thx to Terry
Recorded live at Warren Haynes’ 11th Annual Christmas Jam, December 22, 1999,
in Asheville, NC, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

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Recorded live in Asheville, North Carolina, in December 1999, this collection is misleadingly titled to suggest a complete Warren Haynes live album, when in actuality it plays like THE LAST WALTZ for the jam band set, with the original line-up of Haynes’s Gov’t Mule cast in the role of the Band. While a Band reference might be a bit generous, Haynes and his friends–including the Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi, among many others certainly capture the freewheeling spirit of a bygone era with convincing aplomb and capable chops. All pan-hippie ground is covered here–Rasta shout-outs, bluesy romps, epic jams, and covers learned from Dead bootlegs. This 2007 reissue features two new songs from the Gov’t Mule set that have never before been released.
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CD 1:
01. Beautiful Life – Edwin McCain
02. Alive – Edwin McCain & Warren Haynes
03. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain & Warren Haynes
04. Rastaman Chant – Derek Trucks band
05. Chicken Strut – Derek Trucks Band
06. 555 Lake – Derek Trucks Band w/Jimmy Herring
07. Yeild Not To Temptation/Tunr On Your Lovelight – Derek Trucks Band w/Col. Bruce Hampton & Jimmy Herring
08. Ain’t That Loving you – Derek Trucks band w/Larry McCray & Jimmy Herring
09. Don’t Change Horses (In the Middle of A Stream) – Derek Trucks Band w/Edwin McCain & Jimmy Herring
10. Just Won’t Burn – Susan Tedeschi w/Derek Trucks band

CD 2:
01. Angel From Montgumery – Susan Tedeschi
02. Pretty As You Please – Cry of Love
03. Peace Pipe – Cry of Love
04. Mule – Gov’t Mule
05. Bad Little Doggie – Gov’t Mule
06. Lay Your Burden Down – Gov’t Mule w/Johnny Neel
07. Fallen Down – Gov’t Mule w/Johnny Neel
08. Devil Likes it Slow – Gov’t Mule w/Johnny Neel & Jimmy Herring
09. Spoonful – Gov’t Mule w/Col Bruce Hampton, Johnny Neel & Mike Barnes
10. When The Blues Come Knockin’ – Gov’t Mule w/Little Milton & Johnny Neel
11. It Hurts Me Too – Gov’t Mule w/Larry McCray, Derek Trucks, Jason Patterson & Yonrico Scott
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