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Short Playlist: At La Maison Des Allobroges in Cluses (2003-09-27)

  Soon after the ATCW Facebook group was formed, Christian Lacroix shared audio from Chris and the Vast Combo’s 2003 performance in Cluses, France.  Christian indicated that he might have video of the full performance (devoutly to be wished!).  Here are the two songs Christian shared:    

Toazted Interview

 

2017 ATCW Group Highlights

The thing I hate most about Facebook as a host for our group is that the now thousands of posts are presented linearly – no feature to allow the user to group posts by topic (e.g., as one would in a discussion forum), to create a chain/thread of related posts, or to easily/quickly access posts … Continue reading

The Barcus Berry 2522 Hi-Tek: Chris’ Guitar Pick-up of Choice

Many thanks to Andi Lechner for writing this post about one of Chris Whitley’s signature pieces of gear.  Andi is a musician (singer-songwriter) based in Austria, where he fronts his band (Ghost and the Machine) playing resonator guitars. ======================== NOTE: This article should just provide information about the pick-ups that Chris used on his Nationals. … 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!  

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

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

Quick Guide for New ATCW Group Members

Related Links Bootlegs here  In 2013, the group began uploading audio files of concerts to the Live Music Archive.  The Chris Whitley Collection now hosts over 50 downloadable bootlegs. Blog posts and other goodies here  The ATCW blog, a companion to the ATCW FB group, provides “articles” on various CW topics, hosts content (e.g., rare … Continue reading

Pint of Lotion

Thanks to Stefan Thomas Lien for calling this one to my attention.  Turns out that the PoL on the Big Sky Country compilation CD is NOT the same as the one on the earlier Poison Girl CD.  Here are both tracks, plus a video of Chris playing PoL at Ohne Filter and another of my … Continue reading