Living Colour 'Chair in the Doorway' #2/ 12-12-2009
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Living Colour Live Clips:
Doug Wimbish - Living Colour's Touch And Feel
Jimmy Leslie, December 01, 2009
"BASSES ARE LIKE microphones,” says Doug Wimbish. “What sounds good in one player’s hands can sound like crap in another’s. Everything depends on exactly what you put into it.” Wimbish is a master of touch, and he uses a wealth of techniques to yield the rich tone that he’s applied to practically every style of music in his three-decade session career.
The journeyman bassist’s excursions cut across an especially broad stylistic swath. He was in the Sugar Hill Records house band that pioneered hip-hop on tracks such as Grandmaster Melle Mel’s “White Lines.” He went on to record with classic rock royalty including Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger. And although he wasn’t in the original lineup of Living Colour (Muzz Skillings played bass), Wimbish was directly involved in the band’s breakout success during the late ’80s.
A Who Tribute at Carnegie Hall
Compiled by JULIE BLOOM
Published: December 9, 2009
“My Generation,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Baba O’Riley” — on March 2 fans of the Who can hear such songs performed by an eclectic mix of musicians at a tribute concert for the band at Carnegie Hall. Frank Black of the Pixies, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould, Gaslight Anthem, Matt Nathanson, Sondre Lerche, the Postelles, Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule, Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock and the Smithereens are among the artists scheduled to perform. The show is being presented by the music impresario Michael Dorf, founder of the Knitting Factory and the owner of City Winery, and is the sixth concert in a series. Previous concerts have celebrated Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M., Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. Proceeds will be distributed to six music education nonprofit organizations More information is available at www.carnegiewho.com
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The all-star line-up includes: Joe Satriani, Billy Cox of Gypsys and the Jimmy Hendrix Experience, Sacred Steel featuring Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ernie Isley, Joe Satriani, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas from Los Lobos, Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Doyle Bramhall II, Living Colour, Legendary Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.
December 6, 2009 - One of the most recognizable guitar riffs recorded in America belongs to Living Colour. The band's 1988 hit "Cult of Personality" regularly makes "100 Greatest Songs Ever Written" lists and won the group Grammy Awards. But what made Living Colour unique was that all of its members were black in a genre — hard rock — dominated by white musicians.