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Promo for Soft Dangerous Shores

Several years ago, Hiroshi Suda sent me a Macromedia Flash Player file of a multi-media promo for Soft Dangerous Shores. It’s a beautiful thing, made all the more beautiful because “Fireroad (for Two)” plays throughout it.  Towards the end, a statement – presumably from Chris – appears on the screen.  I’ve captured (most) of it … Continue reading

Look What Love Has Done Playlist

One of the ATCW group’s favorites, Look What Love Has Done, as Manual Destanque put it, “… jerks a tear from my eye every time. The first time I listened to it I was thrilled, love that song, love the story and the images and metaphors… And then there’s the last bit of the song … Continue reading

“Home Is Where You Get Across”

Danny Kadar has shared the first known recording of Home (New Orleans 1991):   Another 1991 recording of Home (courtesy of Danny Kadar):     Here’s Chris playing Home with Bob Wasserman and Les Claypool on Wasserman’s CD Trios (1994):   Chris plays LWTL and then Home (with Rob and Les) at the Trios concert … Continue reading

Tracing the Ancestry of “Gasket”

“And Gasket, originally my take on industrial country jug band blues, has an inverted Howlin’ Wolf riff.  It’s a modern greasy blues tune originally about how I never used condoms as a teen.”  [from Beer Melodies]   I have been obsessed with the Moanin’ at Midnight/Gasket connection since I first heard an unnamed track (listed … Continue reading

Radar Solo

Obviously, Radar was a regular during the Summer 2001 RH tour with Heiko, Tony, Eddy, and DJ Logic; it also was on pretty much every set list when Chris toured Europe in Fall 2001 with DJ Big Wiz.  But Chris rarely played Radar in solo appearances; I could find only 7, mostly from radio shows. … Continue reading

Rare Tracks Shared by the ATCW FB Group

During its 5-year run, the All Things Chris Whitley group has been the place to share rare gems from members’ CW collections. To make the musical gems shared more easily accessible, I’ve created this playlist of rare tracks. Most of these are single live tracks available only on compilation albums.  For more live tracks, check … Continue reading

“Automatic” in all its Acoustic Glory

Posted in response to a special request from Marc G.  

Jeff Lang’s Cover of “As Flat as the Earth”

  The Japanese release of Jeff Lang’s 2017 album, Alone in Bad Company, includes a bonus track:  Jeff’s cover of Chris Whitley’s “As Flat as the Earth” (Terra Incognita).  Because this recording is unavailable in the US and with Jeff’s generous permission, I am sharing it here so that ATCW group members can listen to … Continue reading

Solid Iron Heart

  I never liked Solid Iron Heart on the Rocket House album.  Well, I should qualify that statement:  I was drawn in by Chris’s haunting voice and entranced by the lyrics, but my ears rebelled against all the extraneous sound production in the album version.  I mean, really, why such noise should obscure such intense … Continue reading

Chris with Pat MacDonald in Europe (Winter 1999)

    I was pleasantly surprised when, viewing files Hiroshi Suda had sent me of 1999-02-05 (Quasimodo’s, Berlin),  I came across a video of Chris and Pat MacDonald singing Dylan’s “Billy” – still brings a smile!  Today I ran across some additional audio files of that duet plus of Pat’s solo performance.  I’m sharing them … Continue reading