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Katie has written 57 posts for All Things Chris Whitley

More about Chris’ Gear [DRAFT]

  Many guitar enthusiasts have inquired about the slides, pedals, amplifiers, and other “accessories” Chris used.   yadda yadda……………..   Slides In the Dust Radio documentary, Rick Kelly (Carmine Street Guitars) discusses how Chris made his cutaway slide from an old bicycle handlebar – an original concept which Rick notes Chris should have patented! The photo … Continue reading

Chris Covers Jimi [work in progress]

  “Since Hendrix, there’s not a lot that blows me away,” Whitley said.*   We’re all familiar with Chris’s cover of Hendrix’s “Drifting” on the Perfect Day CD.  But did you know that he covered other Hendrix songs?  That one of the first albums he bought (with money his grandmother had given him for his … Continue reading

Not on On Air Playlist

Here’s a short playlist of songs that Chris performed as part of his full Radio Bremen set but that were possibly cut due to length constraints.  Enjoy!  

Chris and Trixie sing “Alien”

FWIW:  Just made the connection re this photo and the rare bootleg of Chris and Trixie singing “Alien” at Brownie’s, NYC, 1996-07-16.     Thanks to Hiroshi Suda for sharing the bootleg.

As Flat as the Earth Playlist

Lyrics: Well I knew you’d return to the other side And the day began, I woke again and died If you don’t come around I’ll know what it’s worth How deep is the ground? As flat as the earth Well I can’t refrain from talking to myself On a crowded plane, where nothing seems to … Continue reading

Guns ‘n’ Dolls

  Early demo version (thanks to Danny Kadar for preserving and sharing this!):   Lyrics of demo version: I don’t know nothin’ I lay waiting for the queen to come Got my mouth all around her Beneath the blanket where the water run (?) Now you take the weed in your hungry hand sister Best … Continue reading

The Evolution of “New Machine”

  An early performance of New Machine:   Recording (rehearsing?) New Machine at Sony Studios (NYC, NY)

Bliss to Breakdown: Chris and Hiroshi

Bliss to Breakdown is a previously unreleased track included on  Long Way Around: An Anthology.  That album, compiled by Danny Kadar, includes the only known version of this song: a demo recorded by David Kahne in 1992 at The Hit Factory in NYC and edited and mixed by Kadar in 2002.   Lyrics: I got … Continue reading

Terra Incognita Media

Articles People Magazine review Chris Whitley bounces from genre to genre Chris Whitley covers a lot of territory (Double Door May 1997) Chris Whitley flies high again CW: Convalescence and Guitari-tecture CW mixes blues, complex personality CW readily journeying into Terra Incognita Songs blue at heart, but not quite the blues Rockin’ to the last … Continue reading

Liberation or Death Bootlegs

Just because a great song is worth listening to in its many versions! Save