A touring and recording act for over twenty years, this Jam Rock band's music is heavily influenced by the history of its native New Orleans. Their effortless Blues & Boogie Rock is shot through with a heavy dose of second-line rhythms, New Orleans Funk, and R&B a la the Neville Brothers. An "anything goes" approach to jamming closely resembles the ethic of bands like the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead.
Radiators Concert Films
The Last Watusi
Runtime: 2 hr 50 minThese New Orleans legends played their final shows at Tipitinas in New Orleans. Dubbed The Last Watusi, the band celebrated their storied 33-year career with a three-night run, starting with an acoustic show and closing their time together with a sold-out show two nights later. The energetic concert featured such fan favorites as Monkey Meet and River Run, which included an Over Under Sideways Down tease by guitarist Dave Malone. After a lengthy set the band came back out for an encore featuring a rendition of The Radiators original Confidential that segued into a cover of Willie Dixons blues classic Back Door Man. iClips.com streamed all three nights, and will keep these shows in their streaming archive until June 17.
Radiators Top Tracks
Live: The Real Deal
Runtime: 55 minBuddy Guy Live: The Real Deal features the legendary bluesman in a special set at his own Chicago club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, with guitarist G.E. Smith and The Saturday Night Live Band.
The Turning Point
Runtime: 24 minThe Turning Point captures John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers at a critical point in their hugely influential career. Following from the last tour by the “Laurel Canyon” line up in May 1969, Mayall made two big decisions. Firstly he was going to relocate to the USA and secondly he was going to form a new, more acoustic based line up which would not feature drums. There are interviews with both the old line up and the new and from departed members including Peter Green, John McVie and Eric Clapton as the film follows the first UK dates with the new format Bluesbreakers.
JJ Grey & Mofro
Runtime: 1 hr 60 minDirected by filmmaker/musician Spookie Daly, the film intersperses riveting concert footage with the stunning beauty of Grey's north Florida home, the inspiration for so much of his music. The film also follows Grey and company into the studio and features band interviews along with insightful commentary from Grey and others, recalling the format of classic "rockumentaries."
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minThis film is the most intimate look at JJ Cale ever. Recorded in 1979 at the Paradise Studios in Los Angeles this rare and unique session with Leon Russell on keyboards, has never been seen before and gives fans the chance to see this unique talent at work in the studio.
Live at Montreux
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minFilmed just a year before his untimely death from cancer, this 1992 concert from Montreux finds the great Albert Collins still in fine form. With his trademark Fender Telecaster and distinctive finger picking style well to the fore "The Iceman" delivers a set that runs from his early million selling single "Frosty" right up to songs from his final studio album "Iceman". As an added bonus there are four lengthy tracks from Albert Collins' 1979 appearance at Montreux.
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music
Runtime: 1 hr 41 minOn Saturday, May 3, 2014, esteemed musicians and friends joined together for “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music”, a special concert event taping honoring this musical icon in his hometown of New Orleans. Taking place at the historic Saenger Theatre in the French Quarter, the concert paid homage to Dr. John’s illustrious songbook and featured once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from a lineup of prestigious and award-winning artists. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com