A tribute to some of the best live albums in history…

Of course, we could be here all day talking about the best live performances on an album… So, I’m just gonna give you a well rounded taste of some classics. Music is amazing like that! There are so many wonderful artists with diverse talent to offer. Get to know somebody new… and get reacquainted with the ones you already love, right here….

To get things started, I thought I might share a lil’ footage of myself šŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

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Miss R&B

‘Erykah Badu “Erykah Badu Live”

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Great covers, effortless on stage, absolutely classic

Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace”

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find video footage of a song from her Amazing Grace liveĀ  album in 1972 with Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. It’s been toted to be one of her best recordings live. I decided to share other footage instead. Enjoy;)

Keith Jarrett “Live in Koln”

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The Koln concert… completely improvised, another dimension…WOW!

Sam Cooke “Live @ The Harlem Square Club”

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Stirring vocals, with breathtaking drama and unparalleled soul

The Roots “The Roots Come Alive”

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Full of energy, classic hip hop nostalgia and dope collaborations

Nirvana “Nirvana Unplugged”

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Signature grunge that comes together for an effortless set in New York…

Jay Z “Jay Z Unplugged”

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Hip Hop’s Renaissance man…backed by The Roots

James Brown “Live @ The Apollo”

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Thrilling, let’s go adrenaline, passionate and soulful delivery…just dynamite

Jimi Hendrix “Band Of Gypsy’s Live @ The Filmore”

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A sign of the times…war and self expression… famous for the 12 minute rendition of Machine Gun… Here’s a taste

KISS “KISS Alive 1975”


Electrifying, fist pumping, neck jarring rock!

Curtis Mayfield “Curtis/Live”

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His second album came with his solo debut! Very bold and well worth the risk. Brilliance…

Bill Withers “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Reveals his layered personality which sets up the emotional content of his songs… stellar renditions

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Simply divine with a guitar, trendsettingĀ  and smooth as smooth gets


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A day to remember in music history… hippies, psychedelics and everything between… an incredible jam session

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane “Live @ Carnegie Hall”

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Two jazz giants… Lost recordings for over 40yrs… skill, expression… enjoy!

The Commodores “Live”

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One of the greatest soul R&B band albums live… classic after classic

Earth, Wind and Fire “Gratitude”

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The infamous Earth, Wind and Fire super band with Phillip Bailey delivering one of our favorites leads…

Bob Dylan “Bootleg series Volume 4”

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Can’t ignore his huge impact on music… strange, extraordinary poetic power tucked into musical genius

Johnny Cash “At Folsom Prison”

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Raw passion, unadulterated humanity… a very influential musician of the 20th century

Bruce Springsteen “Live 1975-1985”

Inspirational with an X factor that makes him a people’s champion

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Donny Hathaway “Live”

Couldn’t pick just one video… capturing his essence is well worth it

Marvin Gaye “Live”

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Golden pipes, dripping soul with non-stop sex appeal … Mr. Marvin Gaye


4 Responses to “A tribute to some of the best live albums in history…”

  1. Hello Rho!!!
    I’m sorry i’ve benn so busy… But I was really missing that space of friendship you have here!!!

    So many things to say:

    – first of all, I’m so happy because you have shared a video of your live performance!!! It was awesome! You sing like an angel… Thank you very much!

    – i’ve seen some of your sexy pictures: you look terrific!! But when i saw your video singing live.. OMG!! You looked even better (if it’s possible…). You can sing like a syren and while doing Victoria’s Secret!!!!! i’m Really impressed. :]

    – love your tribute to live performances! Artists can give so much more live, passion, drama, complicity, different versions…

    As summary; love your music and your persona!! :]

    thank you for share with us the gifts you have from above,


  2. where the hell was pink floyed

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