Thursday, January 29, 2009

John Martyn

My friend Dave turned me on to John Martyn's "Live at Leeds" CD ten years or so ago. And Sarah just told me he died and posted him doing "May You Never," which I did not realize was one of his (I only knew the Clapton version before). Check that one out, with his beautiful solo-guitar work and sad, mumbling singing, by going to Sarah's post on Martyn's death.

Then check out this one, "Solid Air," which I cannot embed here because Youtube says "embedding disabled by request." The tune is on "Live at Leeds," too, with Danny Thompson on bass there, too. I did not know he had written it for Nick Drake!

1 comment:

SarahJane said...

solid air is so beautiful. that one's on my ipod.