James Brown Live At The Apollo 2 1967

Live At The Apollo 2 is a live album by James Brown recorded in Harlem, New York in June 1967.

The original Live At The Apollo recorded in 1962 was a huge success. It presented James Brown as the soul singer.

By 1967, he had started experimenting with funk rhythms and this presents more of the James Brown sound that you probably expect.

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Tina Turner Tina Live In Europe 1986

Tina Live In Europe is a live album by Tina Turner recorded at concerts from the 1985 Private Dancer Tour and 1986/87 Break Every Rule Tour.

Tina Turner had staged a major recovery in her career over the last few years and this was a great time to catch her live. Other big names were keen to be associated with her and Tina Live In Europe has guest appearances from David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Bryan Adams

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Beyonce At The 2013 Super Bowl

Beyonce performed during the break at the 2013 Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

I had been thinking about featuring these short gigs on the blog since they are the highest profile live music performances each year.

Beyonce performed a medley of her solo hits Love on Top, Crazy in Love, End Of Time and Baby Boy and then she was joined on stage by former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to perform Bootylicious and Independent Women. Shge finished with Single Ladies and Halo. Continue reading

Otis Redding In Person At The Whisky A Go Go 1966

In Person At The Whisky A Go Go is a live album by soul legend Otis Redding. It was recorded at the Whisky A Go Go club in Los Angeles, early in 1966 before he’d made his reputation with a white audience at the Monterey festival.

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