Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lou Reed & Co. Perform Doc Pomus at Celebrate Brooklyn


Lou Reed performed two songs and did a spoken word performance as part of the Doc Pomus Project at Celebrate Brooklyn organized by Hal Willner. In addition to the legendary Mr. Reed, performers included Laurie Anderson, Robin Holcomb, Ben E. King, Eric Mingus, Shannon McNally, Jenni Muldaur, Howard Tate and others. Mr. Reed performed Youngblood. Twice.

The legendary Mr. Pomus' music and words were given spectacular treatment, both reverential and rollicking good fun at the same time. (Click here to find some wonderful information about Doc Pomus, including a great biographical article. If the name doesn't ring a bell, many of his songs will.) At the end of the night, you had to wonder what one the most influential blues and rock songwriters of his era would have thought of the performances--soulful, rocking and moving.

Mr. Willner produced a Neil Young tribute two years ago at Celebrate Brooklyn that was equally spectacular fun. See our flickr slideshow embed below for more pics or go over to our flickr set.







Blogger A Kinloch said...

really excellent shots. sorry to have missed this so thanks for posting!

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