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Featured Artist Archive

2014 January through March: ELVIS COSTELLO

Read about and discuss Elvis Costello with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" live in Germany 1978

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Watching The Detectives" live in Europe 1979 - band stretches out

WATCH featured video #3 Performing "Peace, Love and Understanding" live on Letterman 2003 with intro

WATCH E.C. and Lou Reed performing Reed's "Perfect Day" on Costello's TV show 2008

WATCH E.C. And The Roots performing "Walk Us Uptown" live in the studio 2013


2013 October through December: THE EVERLY BROTHERS

Read about and discuss The Everly Brothers with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Bye Bye Love" live on TV June 22, 1957 - priceless

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Take A Message To Mary" and "Bird Dog" live on TV 1958

WATCH featured video #3 Performing "All I Have To Do Is Dream" and "Cathy's Clown" live on TV 1960


2013 July through September: SLY & THE FAMILY STONE

Read about and discuss Sly & The Family Stone with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing a four-hit medley on ABC TV show "Music Scene" fall 1969

WATCH featured video #2 Performing live at the Harlem Cultural Festival 6/29/69 (480p)

WATCH featured video #3 Performing their top hits on TV December 1968 (480p)


2013 May and June: BOZ SCAGGS

Read about and discuss Boz Scaggs with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Loan Me A Dime" live, roughly 10 years ago

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Breakdown Dead Ahead" at Expo '85, Tsukuba (Japan)

WATCH Boz Performing "Lowdown" at Great American Music Hall SF August 2003

WATCH Boz Performing "Cadillac Walk" (from new album) on Tonight Show 2013

HEAR "Rainy Night in Georgia" (from new album) - audio only


2013 March and April: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"


Discuss Gimme Some Lovin' with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 The Spencer Davis Group on Finnish TV 1967

WATCH featured video #2 Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton at Royal Albert Hall 5/26/2011


2012 December through 2013 February: SAM & DAVE

Read about and discuss Sam & Dave with other Cats.

See Sam & Dave in The Greatest Trio of Songs By One Artist list.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Hold On, I'm Comin'" live in Offenbach, Germany 1967

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" at same concert


2012 November: THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

Read about and discuss The Allman Brothers with other Cats.

See The Allman Brothers in the Timeline or CD Database.

WATCH featured video Performing "Whipping Post" at Fillmore East 9/23/70 (11:26) 480p

WATCH "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from the same concert but only 240p

WATCH "Dreams" from the same concert 360p

HQ AUDIO ONLY Full Concert 7/5/70 Atlanta International Pop Festival


2012 September 28 and all October: THE TEMPTATIONS

Read about and discuss The Temptations with other Cats.

See a chronological list of The Temps' best songs in the Timeline.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "I'm Losing You" without lip-sync on Smothers Brothers 1967.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "I Wish It Would Rain" without lip- sync 1968.


2012 September 7 - 21: CURTIS MAYFIELD

Read about and discuss Curtis Mayfield with other Cats

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Keep On Keeping On" on Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "People Get Ready" on the Ohne Filter TV show

WATCH featured video #3 Performing "Move On Up" on the Ohne Filter TV show


2012 August 17 - August 31: LOS LOBOS

Read about and discuss Los Lobos with other Cats.

Discuss The Best American Rock & Roll Bands with other Cats.

Discuss a Los Lobos playlist with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Don't Worry Baby" on BBC Whistle Test in 1984.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "That Train Don't Stop Here" (great guitar jam) at Baden Baden in 1999.

WATCH great show on Ohne Filter from 1987 part one part two part three


2012 June 15 and June 22: BONNIE RAITT

Read about and discuss Bonnie Raitt with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Love Me Like A Man" on Old Grey Whistle Test TV show, 1976

WATCH featured video #2 Bonnie and John Lee Hooker performing "In the Mood" live in 1991.

WATCH Bonnie performing "Love Has No Pride" with Crosby & Nash, October 2009

WATCH Bonnie performing "Right Down the Line" from her current album live at SiriusXM.


2012 June 1 and June 8: DOO WOP MUSIC

Is Doo Wop just about nostalgia?


Discuss the Doo Wop Countdown with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 The Teenagers Feat. Frankie Lymon performing "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
live on the Frankie Laine TV show, early 1956.

WATCH featured video #2 The Coasters performing "Searchin'" live on the Steve Allen TV show, summer 1957.


2012 May 18 and May 25: THE (YOUNG) RASCALS


Read about and discuss The (Young) Rascals with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "I've Been Lonely Too Long" and "Come On Up" live in 1967.

WATCH another great clip from the same performance.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Good Lovin'" live in the studio - a great look at the band.

WATCH "Good Lovin'" live on Hullabaloo March 12, 1966.


2012 May 4 and May 11: WILSON PICKETT

Is Wilson Pickett one of your top 10 Soul Men?

Read about and discuss
Wilson Pickett with other Cats.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "In The Midnight Hour" on TV in 1973.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Mustang Sally" c.1968 - in his most exciting prime.

Audio of "I Found A Love" by The Falcons (1962).

Audio and slide show of "634-5789" -his biggest chart hit (1966).


2012 April 20 and April 27: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

Is Creedence the best American rock & roll band ever?

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Proud Mary" in Oakland, CA on January 31, 1970.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Born on the Bayou" in Oakland, CA on January 31, 1970.

WATCH CCR performing "Green River" in Oakland, CA on January 31, 1970.

WATCH CCR performing "Bad Moon Rising" on Johnny Cash TV show, 1969.

WATCH CCR performing "Fortunate Son" on The Ed Sullivan show, 1969.

Read about and discuss Creedence Clearwater Revival with other Cats.


2012 April 6 and April 13: SAM COOKE

Despite the low video quality, these TV shows reveal Sam Cooke's personal magnetism.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Twisting the Night Away" on the Jerry Lewis show, December 7, 1963.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Blowing in the Wind" on Shindig!, September 16, 1964.

Audio, slide show, and lyrics of "A Change is Gonna Come." His studio masterpiece.

Audio of "Bring It on Home to Me" live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963. A revelation.

Read about and discuss Sam Cooke with other Cats. More links, too.


2012 March 23 and March 30: DION

These are the best videos I could find for the younger Dion, first with the Belmonts.

WATCH featured video #1 Performing "I Wonder Why" - rare 1958 full footage - lip-synching on live TV.

WATCH featured video #2 Performing "Runaround Sue" sans Belmonts in the movie Twist Around the Clock 1961.

WATCH him perform "Abraham, Martin & John" live here. Discuss Dion with other Cats.

HEAR samples from Dion's excellent current album, A Tankful of Blues.


2012 March 9 and March 16: SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS


Let me introduce you to a terrific, exciting new act. First, check out these videos!
WATCH featured video #1 Performing "Make It Rain" - filmed live at Sullivan Hall, NYC - September 23, 2011.

WATCH featured video #2 Doing their sultry song "Hollow Bones" at Molloy's Irish Pub in New York's Hell's Kitchen.

See my blog article and discuss SS&DB with other Cats.

Hear more songs and see touring plans at their website.


2012 March 2: CLYDE McPHATTER

Hear his greatest songs: White Christmas Money Honey Have Mercy Baby
Honey Love What'cha Gonna A Lover's Question

Read about and discuss Clyde McPhatter with other Cats.

See Timeline of 7 of his songs. Click on "What'cha Gonna Do" sound icon for samples.

SEARCH on "McPhatter" to find 8 pages on the Alley where Clyde shows up.

WATCH featured video Performing "You'll Be There" in the 1957 movie "Mr. Rock and Roll."


2012 February 24: ELVIS PRESLEY

See Timeline of 28 Elvis songs. Which are your favorites? Discuss Elvis with other Cats.

See 14 Elvis CDs and box sets ranked in the CD Database.

SEARCH on "Presley" to find 24 pages on the Alley where Elvis shows up.

WATCH featured video Performing "Blue Suede Shoes" on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.