The guitar is a musical instrument classified as a fretted string instrument with anywhere from four to 18 strings, usually having six. The sound is projected either acoustically, using a wooden or plastic and wood box, or through electrical amplifier. It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the fingers, the guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. There are three types of modern acoustic guitar, the classical guitar, the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of a guitar is produced by the strings vibration, amplified by the hollow body of the guitar. The term finger-picking can refer to a tradition of folk, bluegrass. The acoustic bass guitar is an instrument that is one octave below a regular guitar. Early amplified guitars employed a body, but a solid wood body was eventually found more suitable during the 1960s and 1970s.
As with acoustic guitars, there are a number of types of guitars, including hollowbody guitars, archtop guitars and solid-body guitars. The electric guitar has had a influence on popular culture. The guitar is used in a variety of musical genres worldwide. It is recognized as an instrument in genres such as blues, country, folk, jota, metal, reggae, soul. The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas. The modern word guitar, and its antecedents, has applied to a wide variety of chordophones since classical times. Many influences are cited as antecedents to the modern guitar, at least two instruments called guitars were in use in Spain by 1200, the guitarra latina and the so-called guitarra morisca. The guitarra morisca had a back, wide fingerboard. The guitarra Latina had a sound hole and a narrower neck. By the 14th century the qualifiers moresca or morisca and latina had been dropped, and it had six courses, lute-like tuning in fourths and a guitar-like body, although early representations reveal an instrument with a sharply cut waist
Blotting paper, sometimes called bibulous paper, is a highly absorbent type of paper or other material. It is used to absorb an excess of liquid substances from the surface of writing paper or objects, blotting paper referred to as bibulous paper is mainly used in microscopy to remove excess liquids from the slide before viewing. Blotting paper has sold as a cosmetic to aid in the removal of skin oils. Blotting paper is made from different materials of varying thickness, softness and it is often made of cotton and manufactured on special paper machines. It is reported that a Berkshire paper mill failed to add sizing to a batch of paper that was being produced. Subsequently someone tried to write on a piece of this discarded scrap paper and found that it rapidly absorbed any ink applied, making it unusable for writing. A form of blotter paper commonly known as paper is produced for its absorbent qualities, allowing much better absorption of water. Blotting paper is used in chemical analyses as stationary phase in thin-layer chromatography, blotting paper is used in pool/spa maintenance to measure pH balance.
Small squares of blotting paper attached to disposable plastic strips are impregnated with pH sensitive compounds usually extracted from lichens and these strips are used similarly to litmus strips, however filter paper is usually used for litmus strips, generally to allow for the property of diffusion. Drugs active in microgram range, most notably LSD, are distributed on blotting paper. A liquid solution of the drug is applied to the blotting paper, vanity blotter is blotter art that hasnt been exposed to LSD and is usually sold as a collectible, although inevitably much of this art ends up in illegal distribution. The artwork is printed onto paper and sometimes perforated into tiny squares or tabs which can be torn or cut apart. Most blotter art designs have grid lines as part of the design to aid in perforation or to be left as a cutting grid. Plain white LSD blotter without artwork is commonly referred to as WoW and is not perforated but rather gridded with a pen. Blotting is frequently necessary when using dip pens and occasionally when using fountain pens and this was first done by sprinkling pounce over the wet ink.
Blotting papers are commonly used in cosmetics to absorb excess sebum oil from the face. They are popularly marketed and have sold by numerous cosmetic brands worldwide such as Mac and Bobbi Brown, as well as UK high street store. Prices for blotting papers can range from as low as $3.00 per packet to as high as $30 or more
Hollywood is an ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable as the home of the U. S. film industry, including several of its studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry. Hollywood was a community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, in 1853, one adobe hut stood in Nopalera, named for the Mexican Nopal cactus indigenous to the area. By 1870, an agricultural community flourished, the area was known as the Cahuenga Valley, after the pass in the Santa Monica Mountains immediately to the north. According to the diary of H. J. Whitley, known as the Father of Hollywood, along came a Chinese man in a wagon carrying wood. The man got out of the wagon and bowed, the Chinese man was asked what he was doing and replied, I holly-wood, meaning hauling wood. H. J. Whitley had an epiphany and decided to name his new town Hollywood, Holly would represent England and wood would represent his Scottish heritage.
Whitley had already started over 100 towns across the western United States, Whitley arranged to buy the 500-acre E. C. Hurd ranch and disclosed to him his plans for the land. They agreed on a price and Hurd agreed to sell at a date, before Whitley got off the ground with Hollywood, plans for the new town had spread to General Harrison Gray Otis, Hurds wife, eastern adjacent ranch co-owner Daeida Wilcox, and others. Daeida Wilcox may have learned of the name Hollywood from Ivar Weid, her neighbor in Holly Canyon and she recommended the same name to her husband, Harvey. In August 1887, Wilcox filed with the Los Angeles County Recorders office a deed and parcel map of property he had sold named Hollywood, Wilcox wanted to be the first to record it on a deed. The early real-estate boom busted that year, yet Hollywood began its slow growth. By 1900, the region had a post office, hotel, Los Angeles, with a population of 102,479 lay 10 miles east through the vineyards, barley fields, and citrus groves.
A single-track streetcar line ran down the middle of Prospect Avenue from it, but service was infrequent, the old citrus fruit-packing house was converted into a livery stable, improving transportation for the inhabitants of Hollywood. The Hollywood Hotel was opened in 1902 by H. J. Whitley who was a president of the Los Pacific Boulevard, having finally acquired the Hurd ranch and subdivided it, Whitley built the hotel to attract land buyers. Flanking the west side of Highland Avenue, the structure fronted on Prospect Avenue, the hotel was to become internationally known and was the center of the civic and social life and home of the stars for many years. Whitleys company developed and sold one of the residential areas
Roy Kelton Orbison, nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, between 1960 and 1964,22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including Only the Lonely, and Oh, Pretty Woman. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly and country and he was signed by Sun Records in 1956, but his greatest success came with Monument Records in the early 1960s. His career stagnated in the 1970s, but was revived by several versions of his songs. In 1988, he was a member of the Traveling Wilburys supergroup, along with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and he recorded his last solo album, Mystery Girl, the same year but died of a heart attack shortly thereafter. While most male rock and roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbisons songs instead conveyed a quiet, almost desperate and his voice ranged from baritone to tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range.
During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona. His honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the year. Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on their list of the Greatest Artists of All Time, in 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists. Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, the son of Orbie Lee Orbison, an oil well driller and car mechanic, and Nadine Vesta Shults. Both of his parents were unemployed during the Great Depression and, searching for work, moved the family to Fort Worth, Texas and he attended Denver Avenue Elementary School until a polio scare prompted the family to return to Vernon. Later, they moved to Wink, Orbison described life in Wink as football, oil fields, oil and sand and expressed relief that he was able to leave the desolate town. All the Orbison children were afflicted with poor eyesight, Roy used thick corrective lenses from an early age and he was not confident about his appearance and began dyeing his nearly-white hair black when he was still young.
He was quiet and self-effacing, remarkably polite and obliging — a product, biographer Alan Clayson wrote and he was readily available to sing and often became the focus of attention when he did. He considered his voice memorable, if not great, on Roys sixth birthday, his father gave him a guitar. He recalled that by the age of seven, I was finished, you know, for anything else and his major musical influence as a youth was country music. He was particularly moved by Lefty Frizzells singing, with its slurred syllables and he enjoyed Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. One of the first musicians he heard in person was Ernest Tubb, in West Texas, he was exposed to many forms of music, Tex-Mex, the orchestral arrangements of Mantovani and cajun
Sleeps with Angels
Sleeps with Angels is the twenty-first studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on August 16,1994, on Reprise as a double LP and as a single CD. Co-produced by David Briggs, the album is Youngs seventh with Crazy Horse, the album was conceived as a conscious attempt to recapture some of the atmospheric experiments Young and Crazy Horse played around with in the After the Gold Rush era. Although the majority of the album was recorded before the fact, Young created the track after the death of Kurt Cobain. The tone of the album is dark and brooding, the one exception being the punk-influenced Piece of Crap, two songs feature the same music with differing lyrics. Sleeps with Angels is the only Neil Young album on which he plays the flute, all tracks by Neil Young, except where noted
Harvest (Neil Young album)
Harvest is the fourth album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on February 1,1972, on Reprise Records, catalogue MS2032. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, Old Man, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Heart of Gold and it was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States. After the members of Crosby, Nash & Young went their ways in 1970, Young recruited a group of country session musicians and recorded a country rock record. The record was a hit, producing a US number one single in Heart of Gold. Other songs returned to some usual Young themes, Alabama was a rehash of Southern Man, and The Needle. The former song was at least partially responsible for the creation of Lynyrd Skynyrds 1973 hit Sweet Home Alabama which mentions Neil by name. Young wrote of Alabama in his autobiography Waging Heavy Peace, I dont like my words when I listen to it.
They are accusatory and condescending, not fully out. Words, the last song on the album, featured a lengthy guitar workout with the band and it has a typical Neil Young structure consisting of four chords during the multiple improvised solos. The song is notable for alternating between a standard 4/4 time signature for verses and choruses and an unusual 11/8 for interludes, the albums success caught Young off guard and his first instinct was to back away from stardom. He would write that the record put me in the middle of the road, traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there, the Needle and the Damage Done was taken from a live solo performance at UCLA on 30 January 1971. The recording of the remainder of Harvest was notable for the spontaneous and serendipitous way it came together, the story is told in an article in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, which includes interviews with the producer, Elliot Mazer, among others. Young arrived in Nashville in early February 1971 to perform on a broadcast of Johnny Cash Show where Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor would appear.
Mazer had opened Quadrafonic Sound Studios in Nashville, and invited Young to dinner on Saturday,6 February, Neil admired the work of the local studio musicians known as Area Code 615 who had recorded there and was interested. Young made the decision to start recording that very evening, since many of the Area Code 615 musicians were typically working on a Saturday night in Nashville, Mazer scrambled to find drummer Kenny Buttrey, bassist Tim Drummond, and steel-guitarist Ben Keith. That night, they laid down the tracks for Old Man, Bad Fog of Loneliness
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Reprise Records /rəˈpriz/ is an American major record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra. It was mostly inactive from 1976 to 1987 and it is owned by Warner Music Group, and operates through Warner Bros. Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to more artistic freedom for his own recordings. Hence, he garnered the nickname The Chairman of the Board, having left Capitol/EMI, and after trying to buy Norman Granzs Verve Records, the first album Sinatra released on Reprise was Ring-a-Ding-Ding. As CEO of Reprise, Sinatra recruited several artists for the label, such as fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. The original roster from 1961 to 1963 included Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Sinatra, the label still issues any Sinatra work recorded while on the label and, after his death in 1998, it had great success with his greatest hits collections. One of the founding principles under Sinatras leadership was that each artist would have full creative freedom.
This is the reason why recordings of early Reprise artists are distributed through other labels. In Martins case, his Reprise recordings were out of print for nearly 20 years before a deal was struck with Capitol Records, in 1963, as part of a film deal, Warner Bros. purchased Reprise from Sinatra, who nonetheless retained a 20% interest in the label. Many of the artists on the label were dropped by Warner Bros. Reprise president Mo Ostin was retained as the head of the label, warner-Reprise executives began targeting younger acts, beginning by securing the American distribution rights to the Pye Records recordings by the Kinks in 1964. Reprise would soon add teen-oriented pop acts like Dino, Desi & Billy to the roster, as well, Franks own daughter Nancy Sinatra would be retained by Ostin, becoming a major pop star starting in late 1965. The label moved almost exclusively to rock-oriented music in the late 1960s, the Meters, John Cale, Gordon Lightfoot, Michael Franks, Richard Pryor, Al Jarreau, Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys.
In 1976, the Reprise label was deactivated by Warner Bros. an unconfirmed explanation for this move is that Sinatra wanted to be the only artist on Reprise, and Young is said to have been the only Reprise act who refused to agree to a change in labels. In late 1985, some copies of the Dream Academys hit single Life in a Northern Town were pressed with Warner Bros. labels bearing a Reprise logo,1986 saw releases bearing Reprise labels from the Dream Academy as well as Dwight Yoakam. Vice President of Promotion Rich Fitzgerald was appointed as label Vice-President and it was formerly home to the Jimi Hendrix and the Barenaked Ladies catalogs in the U. S. When the Bee Gees back catalog was remastered by Rhino Records in the 2000s, neil Young stated in a documentary about his life that Marilyn Manson was turned down by Reprise. In September 2011, several took place at Reprise Records
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer and actor. He was a figure in music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music, during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the worlds best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, in the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. Space Oddity became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969, after a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
The character was spearheaded by the success of his single Starman and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, in 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. Heroes and Lodger followed, each reached the UK top five. He reached his peak in 1983 with Lets Dance. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with styles, including industrial. He stopped concert touring after 2004, and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006, in 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar. David Robert Jones was born on 8 January 1947, in Brixton, south London and his mother, Margaret Mary Peggy, was born in Kent, and had Irish ancestry, she worked as a waitress. His father, Haywood Stenton John Jones, from Yorkshire, was an officer for the childrens charity Barnardos.
The family lived at 40 Stansfield Road, near the border of the south London areas of Brixton, Bowie attended Stockwell Infants School until he was six years old, acquiring a reputation as a gifted and single-minded child—and a defiant brawler. In 1953, Bowie moved with his family to the suburb of Bromley and his voice was considered adequate by the school choir, and he demonstrated above-average abilities in playing the recorder. Upon listening to Little Richards song Tutti Frutti, Bowie would say, presleys impact on him was likewise emphatic, I saw a cousin of mine dance to. Hound Dog and I had never seen her get up and be moved so much by anything and it really impressed me, the power of the music
The Rolling Stone Album Guide
The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that contains professional music reviews written and edited by staff members from Rolling Stone magazine. Its first edition was published in 1979 and its last in 2004, the guide can be seen at Rate Your Music, while a list of albums given a five star rating by the guide can be seen at Rocklist. net. The Rolling Stone Record Guide was the first edition of what would become The Rolling Stone Album Guide and it was edited by Dave Marsh and John Swenson, and included contributions from 34 other music critics. It is divided into sections by musical genre and lists artists alphabetically within their respective genres, Albums are listed alphabetically by artist although some of the artists have their careers divided into chronological periods. Dave Marsh, in his Introduction, cites as precedents Leonard Maltins book TV Movies and he gives Phonolog and Schwanns Records & Tape Guide as raw sources of information.
The first edition included black and white photographs of many of the covers of albums which received five star reviews and these titles are listed together in the Five-Star Records section, which is coincidentally five pages in length. The edition included reviews for many artists including Lenny Bruce, Lord Buckley, Bill Cosby, The Firesign Theatre, Spike Jones. Comedy artists were listed in the catch-all section Rock, Soul and Pop, which included the genres of folk, funk, traditional pop performers were not included, with the notable exceptions of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Included too were some artists who might now be considered as world music. Big band jazz was handled selectively, with certain band leaders omitted, many other styles of jazz did appear in the Jazz section. The book was notable for the time in the provocative, in your style of many of its reviews. For example, writing about Neil Youngs song, Down by the River and his colleague, Dave Marsh, in reviewing the three albums of the jazz fusion group Chase, gave a one-word review, Flee.
Good, a record of average worth, but one that might possess considerable appeal for fans of a particular style, mediocre, a record that is artistically insubstantial, though not truly wretched. Poor, a record where even technical competence is at question or it was remarkably ill-conceived, worthless, a record that need never have been created. Reserved for the most bathetic bathwater, Dave Marsh John Swenson Billy Altman Bob Blumenthal Georgia Christgau Jean-Charles Costa Chet Flippo Russell Gersten Mikal Gilmore Alan E. Like the first edition, it was edited by Dave Marsh and it included contributions from 52 music critics and featured chronological album listings under the name of each artist. In many cases, updates from the first edition consist of short, the only difference is that in addition to a rating, the second edition employs the pilcrow mark to indicate a title that was out of print at the time the guide was published. Many records had their ratings lowered as the book now offered a revisionist slant to rocks history and it included contributions from 16 music critics and featured alphabetical album listings under the name of each artist
On the Beach (Neil Young album)
On the Beach is the fifth studio album by Neil Young, released in 1974. It was unavailable on disc until it was released as a HDCD-encoded remastered version on August 19,2003 as part of his Archives Digital Masterpiece Series. The despair of Tonights the Night, communicated through intentional underproduction and lyrical pessimism, gives way to a more polished album that is still pessimistic but to a lesser degree. Much like Tonights the Night, On the Beach was not a success at the time of its release but over time attained a high regard from fans. The album was recorded in a manner, with Young utilizing a variety of session musicians. He would opt for rough, monitor mixes of songs rather than a polished sound. Throughout the recording of the album and his fellow musicians consumed a homemade concoction dubbed Honey Slides and this may account for the mellow mood of the album, particularly the second half of the LP. Young has said of it Good album, one side of it particularly—the side with Ambulance Blues, Motion Pictures and On the Beach—its out there.
For about two decades, rarity made an out of On the Beach. The title was deleted from vinyl in the early 1980s and only available on cassette - the old slide-out case style. Along with three other mid-period Young albums, it had withheld from re-release until 2003. The reasons remain murky but there is evidence that Young himself didnt want the album out on CD, variously citing fidelity problems. Beginning in 2000, over 5,000 fans signed a petition calling for the release of the album on CD. Pitchfork Media listed it #65 on their list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1970s, in 2007, On the Beach was placed at #40 in Bob Mersereaus book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. Walk On, the opener, has Young combining his cynical outlook with a touch of closure. Young throws in a remake of his Harvest era See the Sky About to Rain and this track had been released a year earlier on the Byrds eponymous album. The album includes the high-strung Revolution Blues, inspired by Charles Manson, for the Turnstiles is a country-folk hybrid featuring Youngs banjo and a caterwauling harmony vocal from Ben Keith, while playing Dobro.
Also of note is Vampire Blues, an attack on the oil industry, the melody unintentionally quotes Bert Janschs Needle of Death
Homegrown (Neil Young album)
Homegrown is an unreleased country-rock album by Neil Young. It was so near to being released that a cover had been created, at the last moment however, Neil Young chose to drop Homegrown and release Tonights the Night instead. Young stated that he had a party for Homegrown and Tonights the Night happened to be on the same reel. He decided to release Tonights the Night after that listening because of its strength in performance and feeling. The album was largely acoustic, with many of the songs being solo performances of Young on guitar and it was quite personal, and revealed much of Youngs feelings on his failing relationship at the time with actress Carrie Snodgress. Young has said that Homegrown is the link between Harvest, Comes a Time, Old Ways and Harvest Moon. Homegrown was re-recorded with Crazy Horse on American Stars N Bars, the lyrics of Florida were superimposed over the credits for On the Beach on the insert that accompanied the original vinyl release of Tonights the Night. The song Barefoot Floors was covered by Nicolette Larson on her album Sleep, Homegrown - a goofy tribute to hemp recorded in a much higher version by the Horse.
Vacancy - a killer Vacancy features Young mangling guitar and harmonica simultaneously, homefires - a stark acoustic performance. Emmylou Harris contributed background vocals, star of Bethlehem Little Wing The Old Homestead - a weird allegorical tale with allusions to the Horse. Pardon My Heart Love Art Blues - a stark acoustic performance, frozen Man Separate Ways - the song begins in the middle of a doomy chord, Tim Mulligan lunged for the record button just as Young and the band dove into the song. Levon Helm rattles out a slow counterpoint as Ben Keith spins up a stark, I wont apologize/The light shone in from your eyes/It isnt gone/And it will soon come back again, sings Young, sounding dead. Deep Forbidden Lake Love is a Rose Daughters We Dont Smoke It - an inebriated blues vamp that wouldve sounded right at home on Tonights the Night. White Line - a bittersweet song that Young had recorded as a duet with The Bands Robbie Robertson in England a few days before CSNYs Wembley show. Give Me Strength - on December 16, Young recorded Give Me Strength, the lyrics catch him struggling to make the final break from Snodgress.
It features a chorus, The happier you fly, the sadder you fall/The laughter in your eye is never all. Untrained singer Ellen Talbot sang along on harmony, providing a crazy edge more than suitable for one of the last Snodgress songs and harmonica, plus luminous overdubs of a tinkling piano and a finger tapping a paper cup, add glimmers of color that come and go. An impressionistic sound, precisely constructed without losing any of its spontaneous feel, other songs from these sessions include Barefoot Floors, Bad News, Tie Plate Yodel #3, Kansas and Florida