The Who – “Who Are You?” from the Live 8 concert in London

I’m going to use this as the soundtrack for my Tuesday morning Culture and Communication class on cultural identity at Sir George Monoux College. So a question to  Ali, Aisha, Andreea, Cansu, Crystal, Papa, Renee, Sheridan, Jade, Jermaine, Mohammed, Shola, Siju, Tamara, Onur, Sanjay, Prema, Dhiren, Dipen, Ryck, Mary,  Zayna, Noura, Phoebe, Jemma  and Qaisar-


Sheryl Crow – Gasoline/Gimme Shelter

OK, I don’t know the guitarists’ names – any ideas?

Mick Taylor, Maggie Smith and the Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

Walter Trout – Satisfied (Live Studio)

Esmond Selwyn plays the blues

Esmond Selwyn is regarded by many as Britain’s best-ever jazz guitarist. In addition to performing he also has a teaching programme – details later.

“Spectrum”: Frank Gambale with Novecento – featuring Brian Auger and Billy Cobham

Now is this brilliant, or what? I last saw Brian Auger at the 1965 Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, UK, and he went off my radar until I found him playing – brilliantly – with Tony MacAlpine on the CAB2 album. Gambale, Auguer, Cobham – this is a sensational line-ip and it sounds it!

Vital Information – Caught in the Act (1991)

This is absolutely brilliant. On the guitar is Australian Frank Gambale (see his website linked in the Blogroll). Drums of course is Steve Smith; the brilliant keyboard solo is by Tom Coster junior, the second keyboard sequence by his father Tom Coster. On the bass is Jeff Andrews.

If you want to check out Vital Information, you could try the albums “Ray of Hope” or “Easier Done than Said

“Sunny” – Pat Martino with special guest John Scofield (Italy, December 2002)

Wes Montomery – ‘Nica’s Dream’ Live (1965)

Dixie Chicks – Truth No 2 (Live)

A song about free speech. Read about the backlash against the Dixie Chick’s antiwar stand here. Backing guitarist is unknown (by this blog anyway).