Saturday, July 28, 2012

Everyday I Have the Blues (live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers

 
Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers cover the blues standard "Everyday I Have the Blues" live at Market St. Square in Wilkes-Barre, PA. (September 8, 1988)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Performance - Part II


Part II of the 'Performance' section of the Tommy Conwell rockumentary is unofficially a part of this series. Includes more rare footage and an exclusive interview with TC. 

This is the fifth installment in Audio Rumble's Tommy Conwell rockumentary series:

Part 1: Intro
Part 2: Beginnings
Part 3: Signing Tommy's Guitar

See all of the Tommy Conwell rockumentary on YouTube.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Everything They Say Is True (live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers


Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform Everything They Say Is True live at the Philly Spectrum in 1987. Recorded live on PRISM and simulcast on 93.3 WMMR.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Big Big Love (Live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers


Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform "Big Big Love" live at Market St. Station in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sept. 8, 1988. (Audio Only).

"Big Big Love" was written in 1961 by Wynn Stewart, one of "the progenitors of the Bakersfield sound

The Bakersfield sound was a genre of country music developed in the mid- to late 1950s in and around Bakersfield, California. The many hit singles were largely produced by Capitol Records country music head, Ken Nelson. Bakersfield country was a reaction against the slickly produced, string orchestra-laden Nashville sound, which was becoming popular in the late 1950s. Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, and Merle Haggard and the Strangers, are the most successful artists of the original Bakersfield sound era.

The track was also covered by Waylon Jennings in 1973, and released by Nick Lowe on the LP, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, in 1988. Tommy takes the little-known song and adds his own rock-blues vibe. 

Images taken Sept.-Oct. 1988 on Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' "Rumble" tour.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let Them Eat Rock (live) - Buzz Zeemer (featuring Tommy Conwell on vocals)

 
Featuring Tommy Conwell on vocals, Buzz Zeemer performs a cover version of The Upper Crust's "Let Them Eat Rock."

Upstairs at Nicks - PHILLY, USA
April 4, 1997

Frank Brown-Vocals,Guitar;
Tommy Conwell-Guitar, Vocals;
Dave McElroy-Bass;
Ken Buono-Drums

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mystery Train (live) - Stray Cats (with Tommy Conwell)

 
Audio Rumble received the following track - a live, rockin' cover of the blues standard, "Mystery Train" by the Stray Cats with a guitar appearance by Tommy Conwell - in the mail with the following note:

...here's some (information about) the songs with the Stray Cats: a buddy of mine had just spent 3 days at Scotty Moore's place in Tennessee last year. He got a lot of great Elvis stories and also quite a few mosquito bites. When I played him Tommy doing 'Mystery Train' with the Strays it brought tears to his eyes. After hanging out w/ Scotty Moore, that is really saying something about how mindblowing both Conwell and Brian Setzer are on (the track)... 

DJ Caterina has no way to validate that story, but it's way cool. And I love it!

Per the Brian Setzer Setlist Archives website, this performance was recorded on November 4, 1991, at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philadelphia.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Around and Around (live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers

 
     Recorded live at the Bottom Line, New York City, USA on October 4, 1988 and simulcast on WNEW, Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform "Around and Around".
     The song was written and first recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958. It originally appeared under the name "Around & Around" as the B-side to the single "Johnny B. Goode".
     The song was also covered by The Rolling Stones in 1964.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Florence Township Patriotic Celebration - July 7, 2012


Florence Township Patriotic Celebration - July 7, 2012. Tommy Conwell with Throttle. Veteran's Park, Florence, New Jersey.