Music Diary Notes: Wolfgang’s Vault Now Offers Videos!

I love Wolfgang’s Vault as a great way to listen to live recordings of great artists in Jazz and Rock. We’ve written about it here and here and here. Back in January they added a bonus video from Miles Davis … but now they are going further by bringing concert video to the Vault! Here is their info:

We’ve brought you over 60 years of the world’s rarest concert memorabilia. We’ve streamed countless hours of live concert recordings. We’ve chronicled the ever-changing landscape of popular music in our editorial pages. And now, with great pleasure, we give you our latest addition — the Concert Video section of Wolfgang’s Vault.

While video has been an important feature across all of our sites for some time, never before have we presented so much high quality video content in one place. You’ll see incredibly rare performances by some of the biggest names in music, at historic venues across the country: Grateful Dead at Winterland, the Who at Tanglewood, the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East, and much, much more.

To showcase this incredible content, we’ve developed an environment that gives you the best user experience possible. You can stream videos to your desktop or mobile devices, share videos with your friends, or save them to your MyVault page. Thousands of videos are already available, with more yet to come, so stay tuned to Wolfgang’s Vault to see what unfolds.

One of the first features is The Who at the Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts (summer home to the Boston Pops and Symphony). From this concert they are featuring the song Young Man Blues, which

The Who had recently shot to super-stardom in America on the strength of their landmark release Tommy, but the pretensions of fame certainly didn’t diminish their capacity for rocking and rolling like angry young men. Even within the polite confines of the Boston Pops’ summer home, the boys couldn’t contain the sheer fury that propels this reinterpretation of Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues”.

The addition of video to the already awesome site adds a whole new dimension to some of the great concerts of all time. For tremendous live acts such as The Who or Miles Davis, it is great to see the power and also the subtle interplay and communication. All of that is on display in this feature video – so check it out … loud!

Head here to check out The Who playing Young Man Blues from Tanglewood!

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