Jamie Cullum is a British fushion jazz artist who has been creating qutie a buzz in both Europe and Asia, but surprisingly not so much in the US. Cullum has proven himself with his first two albums with major labels Twentysomething and Catching Tales. Cullum’s latest album The Pursuit is the continued musical journey of Cullum. His song materials vary from love to family, London weather, and little things in life you cannot help but to appreciate. Check out “The Wheels” from Cullum’s new album The Pursuit. He will be visiting House of Blues in Boston on March 6.
So, while eating lunch this afternoon and of course checking the WERS music blog for all the latest and hippest music news. It dawned on us that we totally forgot to do the Throwback this week! Our bad. Looks like someone on the music staff dropped the ball this week *cough, Rosenfeld, cough*
Please forgive us. We know you depend on our weekly trips down memory lane to get you through the tough work week. So in repentance, we’re offering not one but two throwbacks.
The first comes from a WERS staple, The Grateful Dead. Why? Well, because its bassist and founding member, Bob Weir’s birthday, and also we just like this song. It’s the 1980 performance of Ramble On Rose live at Radio City Music Hall. Check it out:
And in an additional effort to quell you’re blind rage over our forgetfulness, here’s a clip from another birthday boy’s band. Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, turns 47 today! What better way to celebrate then featuring his band as a Throwback. Here’s the band performing Zephy Song from their 2002, album By The Way:
Enjoy these videos and the weekend! We promise we’ll be more on point next week.
I’ll preface this post by saying I’m a sucker for big horn chorales and high-flying melodramatic sing-a-longs–essentially everything that makes up the band Beirut. It certainly is not for everybody. BUT. Nothing beats the raw energy of a group’s live show. And this video comes so very close to doing just that. I am certain that if Beirut has never before grabbed the smallest bit of your attention, this will change that.