Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

John Fogerty- Proud Mary- Burbank rehearsal 5-97

Here is a kick*ss performance of "Proud Mary" from a 1997 rehearsal, one of the essential songs of the last half of the 20th century, sung and played by the composer John Fogerty  and made internationally popular when he led Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Little Feat- Apolitical Blues- Dallas 11-20-88

Over the years since this song was written by the late Lowell George, first appearing way back on the Sailin' Shoes  album, the names may have changed from Chairman Mao and Al Gore, but I'll bet that Senator Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham…

Who- Amazing Journey-July 1969 London Wembley Arena

Believed by Pete Townshend to have been destroyed by his explicit orders as recently as in his 2012 autobiography Who I Am , the Tommy   deluxe and super deluxe editions contain The Who performing Tommy  in concert at London's Wembley Arena…

Sammy Hagar- There’s Only One Way to Rock- Cabo San Lucas 5-97

Sammy Hagar traditionally celebrates his birthday with a series of performances at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Here is a smoking medley of "Marching to Mars/ There's Only One Way to Rock" from  there in May 1997. -Redbeard [jwplayer…

Melissa Etheridge- Chrome Plated Heart- Dallas 1988

Melissa Etheridge, visiting Dallas radio station Q102 as a rookie in 1988, stepped up to the plate live, took a swing at "Chrome Plated Heart" from her debut released in May that year, and knocked it out of the park, performing on a guitar …

Omar and the Howlers- Border Girl- 6-6-87 Dallas

“Born in Mississippi in the dust of a cotton patch Raised up by a rattlesnake and that’s a natural fact… They all talk about me, they don’t understand They don’t know the power of a Mississippi hoodoo man…”-Kent Dykes, “Mississippi…

del Amitri- I Won’t Take the Blame- Dallas 5/90

Two intrepid Scots, lead singer/guitarist Justin Currie and vocalist/ accordion player Iain Harvie of the Glasgow band del Amitri, showed up one blazing hot Friday afternoon to play out on the patio in upper 90s temp during my Friday afternoon…

Memphis Thing- Rob Jungklas

Rob Jungklas “Memphis Thing”

Live- Selling the Drama- New York City 3/97

When the string of passionate, dynamic songs on the 1994 Throwing Copper   album by Pennsylvania band Live opened up like the petals on a rose bud, I was really impressed. Not since the R.E.M. days a decade earlier of Murmur   and Reckoning …

Toy Matinee- Last Plane Out- Dallas 1990

This one haunts me. Believe me, I am far from being alone in the admiration and appreciation of the obvious musical talent of singer/songwriter Kevin Gilbert, first demonstrated in Summer 1990 with the collaboration with pop producer Patrick…

The Posies- Dream All Day- 1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…

Roger McGuinn-Turn Turn Turn-Dallas 1-17-91

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn of The Byrds appearing live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth radioto sing the Pete Seeger classic "Turn,Turn,Turn"

Chris Whitley- Poison Girl- Dallas 7-91

...the dearly departed Chris Whitley in July 1991 outdoors in Dallas Texas under a tent on the lawn with no stage, no monitors, tiny PA,  accompanied only by several ancient Depression-era guitars and dobro with warped necks going in and out of tune, sharing “Poison Girl” from his debut album Living With the Law.

Little Feat- Spanish Moon/Skin It Back- Dallas 11-20-88

For over twenty years, my Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q102 conducted what grew to become the largest annual radio blood drive in America, thanks to the incredible humanity of our loyal listeners and the free concerts we awarded them with such…

Davey Knowles’Back Door Slam- Outside Woman Blues-Dallas 9-07

Irrefutable proof that Cream continues to influence multiple generations of world class musicians  years after Disraeli Gears, here are Back Door Slam trio from the Isle of Man, led by guitar phenom Davey Knowles,  doing the vintage blues…