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Session Legend Harvey Brooks Publishes Memoir, “View From The Bottom”
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Session Legend Harvey Brooks Publishes Memoir, “View From The Bottom”

Last year, we shared a Stories Behind the Songs interview with Harvey Brooks, whose bass lines laid the foundation on albums that changed the face of popular music. Now, fans can get even deeper into his life with his new memoir, “View From The Bottom.”

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS: The ’60s and ’70s were full of pivotal moments in music with albums that helped spawn new genres and reflect the quickly changing culture. Harvey Brooks played on many of them. Here are 11 of his favorite tracks, in his own words.

Legendary Betty Davis Sessions Released
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Legendary Betty Davis Sessions Released

Music from a couple of storied and previously unheard recording sessions, which signaled a legendary melding of jazz and rock, is finally seeing the light of day. Those sessions were produced by jazz legend Miles Davis and Teo Macero on May 14 and May 20, 1969, and featured Davis’ then-wife, Betty (the pair split by the early 1970s) on vocals,...

The Electric Flag: Over Lovin’ You, Live 1967
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The Electric Flag: Over Lovin’ You, Live 1967

I love discovering older bands that I missed, and The Electric Flag is definitely one of them. The short-lived band fused blues, rock, and soul for an upbeat sound. Electric Flag was anchored by bass great Harvey Brooks, who also worked with Bob Dylan, The Doors, and Miles Davis. His active bass line drives the energy alongside a young Buddy...

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary
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Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary

Forty years after it’s original release, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew has been re-mastered and re-released in a 3-disc set, with the original album and six bonus tracks over 2 CD’s as well as a DVD of the previously unreleased Copenhagen concert from November 4, 1969. The psychedelic, electrified album was Davis’ first to go gold and is held together by...

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Harvey Brooks: 40 years of playing with the greats

In a recent interview with Ynetnews, bassist Harvey Brooks tells pieces of his life story, which for the past four decades includes playing beside Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Mama Cass and B.B. King, to name a few. In the interview Brooks recalls playing with some of the greats (an excerpt): “Jim Morrison, like Jimi,...