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VIDEO & AUDIO: Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 Maple Leaf New Orleans

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 1 of 3:
Come In My House [James Booker cover], “Let’s Jam”, I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 2 of 3:
Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover], Strange Relationship [Prince cover], Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 3 of 3:
“A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune], Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover], ??? (instrumental), Down By The River [Neil Young cover]

Tony Hall & Friends
June 7, 2017
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

VIDEO 1: Yi 4K Action Cam (clamped to pole onstage)
VIDEO 2: Canon XA20 (handheld)
AUDIO: SBD > ??? > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (balanced channels by creating a fake stereo mix of each channel and mixing them + bass bump and normalization) > FLAC

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01. ??? (instrumental)
02. Down By The River [Neil Young cover]
03. Come In My House [James Booker cover]
04. “Let’s Jam” [?cover or new Tony Hall tune?]
05. I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]
06. Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover]
07. Strange Relationship [Prince cover]
08. Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)
09. “A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune]
10. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover]
11. If You Want Me To Stay [Sly & The Family Stone cover]

Tony Hall – bass, vocals, guitar
Alvin Ford Jr. – drums, vocals
Andrew Block – guitar, vocals, bass
Danny Abel – guitar
Tillis Verdin – keyboards, vocals
Khris Royal – saxophone, vocals, keyboards

Guests:
Jeff McCarty – vocals (on Shakey Ground)

Notes: This is the first show of Tony’s Wednesday night residency. I don’t think they were rehearsed at all. That’s how high caliber NOLA musicians roll though.

Halfway through Sex Machine Tony & Andrew switch bass & guitar.

Khris plays keyboards on If You Want Me To Stay.

VIDEOS: NOLA Crawfish Festival 2017: George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Terence Higgins, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber & Big D Perkins

NCF Funk Squad, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, John Medeski, Terence Higgins, NOLA Crawfish FestNCF Funk Squad: George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, John Medeski & Terence Higgins

NCF Funk Squad 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 1 of 5:
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) [Donny Hathaway cover] > Keep On Marching [The Meters]

NCF Funk Squad 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 2 of 5:
Keep On Marching [The Meters], ?Art [The Meters]? > Dancing In The Street [Marvin Gaye / Martha And The Vandellas cover], Pungee [The Meters]

NCF Funk Squad 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 3 of 5:
Pungee [The Meters], Sugaree [The Grateful Dead cover] (with ???) > The Dragon (He Bite Me) [The Meters]

NCF Funk Squad 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 4 of 5:
The Dragon (He Bite Me) [The Meters], Turn On Your Lovelight [Bobby Bland / The Grateful Dead cover] (*In Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton*), People Say [The Meters]

NCF Funk Squad 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 5 of 5:
People Say [The Meters] (with Derrick Freeman & ???)

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MVP, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Big D Perkins, NOLA Crawfish FestMVP: Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins & Raymond Weber

MVP 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 1 of 4:
Sometimes I Wonder [Jon Cleary], Don’t Change For Me [Nigel Hall], Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover]

MVP 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 2 of 4:
Moonburn [Jon Cleary], Color Blind [Frankie Beverly & Maze cover], Clean Up Woman [Betty Wright cover], Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover]

MVP 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 3 of 4:
Running Away [Frankie Beverly & Maze cover], When You Get Back [Jon Cleary], Getcha GoGo Juice [Jon Cleary] (with Terence Higgins)

MVP 5/2/17 NOLA Crawfish Festival
Part 4 of 4:
Can’t Hide Love [Earth Wind & Fire cover], Groove Me [King Floyd cover]

Galactic & Orgone bring the funk to Bourbon Country

What better 30th birthday present than two great funk bands playing down the street from my house in Louisville, Kentucky? On top of that, Galactic’s management gave me permission to videotape, guaranteeing quality for the viewers.

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Orgone is a funk band from LA that has been on the road non-stop the last few years. They toured with Galactic back in February and March, and, luckily for us, their tours just happened to criss-cross in the midwest for a few shows this summer.

I urged all of my friends to arrive early, and I was happy to see a semi-full house when Orgone hit the stage. Orgone headlined this same venue on a Saturday night back in November and there were barely 60 people in attendance. But that’s how you do it: start by converting a room of 60 people, who end up telling their friends about you, then come back through again.

Orgone opened with an instrumental cover of “Melting Pot” by Booker T & The MG’s. It was a great warm up choice that worked to get the crowd grooving. Of course, lead guitarist Sergio Rios always gets the crowd into it with this body gyrations and bouncing afro….

Portions of Orgone’s set featured their new vocalist Niki J. Crawford. It’s definitely sad to see their old singer, Fanny Franklin, leave to focus on her solo album, as her voice just had a grit to it that can’t be matched. When Franny would join the band, they always jelled like one organism on the same groove. Although Niki J. held her own, she seemed a little timid and it will be interesting to see if she continues with the band after this long summer tour is over…

Galactic was the band everyone came to see and the room was expectedly packed with people. I was lucky enough to have my buddy Brent in attendance, and he brought his audio recording equipment. We used my new clamp to mount his video camera to his mic stand, allowing us to have two HD video cameras running for the entire performance. On top of that, I shot a few videos near the front with my iphone4.

Three cameras + Galactic’s light show = !!!

In recent years, Galactic has been bringing vocalists and MC’s out on the road with them, and that’s actually what really got me into the band. As much as I love the funk, I never really got into Galactic when they were purely instrumental (& I was a little late to experience the Houseman era).

This tour featured Corey Glover from Living Colour on vocals. Featured here is a double dose of Allen Toussaint covers. First up is “What Is Success?” I love the colored lights on this video, and the performance is over the top with Corey pretty much going off at the end.

Next up, another Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover, “Night People.” Galactic & Corey Glover played this song during Jazz Fest when they did a mini-set with The Funky Meters with all members of both bands playing together. Lucky for us, that wasn’t a one time performance and they’ve continued to work this tune into their setlists.

Only Galactic can turn a traditional Mardi Gras Indian chant into a hip-hop influenced funk workout like this next tune, “Hoo Nah Nay.” Corey Smith, trombonist for Rebirth Brass Band, takes center stage on this one (he has pretty much become a full time member of Galactic the last few years). This video also includes a Stanton Moore drum solo. Fortuitously, I started shooting video up front with my iphone right before the drum solo started, so there are plenty of close ups.

If you’ve made it this far, you will be rewarded by this last video. To close out the encore, a super intense cover of Led Zeppelin’s “How Many More Times.”

Special thanks to Galactic’s management for permission to run video. Also special thanks to Brent Stober for the audio, the wide video angle, and the first photo.