Tal Wilkenfeld – Chelsea Hotel

Bass guitar phenom Tal Wilkenfeld covers Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel” quite beautifully. Tal is getting some well deserved attention as the opener for The Who on their 50th anniversary tour but she’s already put in a few years backing Jeff Beck as well.

I first saw Tal perform with The Allman Brothers in 2006 when she sat in for an epic version of Liz Reed, including an amazing bass solo mid song, and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Build Your Own Best Of – The Who

This post originally appeard on my now defunct My Thermos blog on Feb 20, 2008 and is being reprinted here with my own permission.

The Who DrawingHad a bit of trouble choosing an artist for this week’s episode of BYOBO. The list of possibilities is endless and I’ve been doing some prep work on a couple so have a couple close to complete. Ultimately though I decided to go with The Who.

The Who – Quite possibly the world’s most perfect rock & roll band. They did it all – singles, jingles, anthems, rock operas, and more. In the studio and on stage – they always delivered the goods.

So once again inspired by Nat at Mini-Obs, the idea is the same as always:

Pick one of your favorite bands / artists and list 10-15 songs by that band / artist to compile your own best of compilation.

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