In 1983, British singer Elvis Costello, a longtime fan of Baker, hired the trumpeter to play a solo on his song “Shipbuilding”, from the album Punch the Clock. The song… Read more Chet Baker – Almost Blue (1988) →
On SNL’s 25th anniversary show in 1999, Elvis Costello burst in on Beastie Boys — ‘sabotaging’ their performance of “Sabotage” — and they performed “Radio Radio” together.
Chimes of Freedom — 76 Newly Recorded Bob Dylan Songs by Over 80 Artists Scheduled for January 24 Release — Salutes Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary and Life-Saving Human Rights Work. [Source] PLEASE DONATE TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HERE.
In the Studio is the third album from the ska band The Specials, released in 1984 – long after the break-up of the original Specials – and only just managed… Read more The Specials – What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (1984) →
Elvis Costello’s original song ‘Sparkling Day’ will lead the soundtrack of Focus Features August 2011 release ‘One Day’. [Source]
“Shipbuilding” is a song written by Elvis Costello (lyrics) and Clive Langer (music). Written during the Falklands War of 1982, Costello’s lyrics discuss the contradiction of the war bringing back… Read more Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding (1982) →
Howlin’ Wind was the debut album by Graham Parker and The Rumour, released in 1976 to critical acclaim. The Rumour were mainly former pub rock scene musicians, including guitarist Brinsley… Read more Graham Parker – Hey Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions (1976) →
German TV performance. Track from “This Year’s Model”, Elvis Costello’s second album and his first with The Attractions, released in 1978. The album was ranked number 98 on Rolling Stone… Read more Elvis Costello – I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea (1978) →
Live performance from a 1969 documentary by Peter Rodis. You can find the full film on Google Video here. [Inspired by Bill Clinton on Elvis Costello’s Spectacle]
It’s a shame his music isn’t more played on the radio or TV, but he’s still wonderful and Canadian too which is a plus! ;-) [via Elton John & Elvis… Read more Ron Sexsmith – These Days (2009) →