Videos

RAW BLUES: THE SERIES FEATURING ROBERT ROSS

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Robert Ross at Raw Blues: The Series produced by Liam Holland.Robert Ross is the featured artist in a 22 minute film entitled, “Raw Blues: The Series Featuring Robert Ross”. This online blues series is produced and hosted by Liam J. Holland. The video includes an interview, plus live solo performances of 5 original songs: Born With These Blues, Down In New Orleans, Drowning Man, Last Night The Bottle Let Me Down, and I Gotta Go. After clicking on the link, look for the Robert Ross episode. If the links above don’t work YouTube has it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=218UFXkLMQY

MEDLEY:  I’M A KING BEE, BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, & MERCY MERCY MERCY MERCY

Robert Ross (vocals & guitar); Angello Olivier (bass); and George Morales (drums) performing snippets of a variety of tunes at Botany Village in Sullivan Square in Clifton, NJ on July 19, 2014. Video footage shot and edited by Glenn Schneider. Songs include: I’m A King Bee (written by Slim Harpo), Born Under A Bad Sign  (written by Booker T. Jones), Mystery Train (written by Junior Parker), House Of The Rising Sun (traditional, arranged by Robert Ross), Mercy Mercy Mercy Mercy (written by Joe Zowinal). See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuus5-Fz-U

WALKING BLUES

The Robert Ross Band at The Turning Point, Piermont, NY, USA on February 18, 2012. “Walking Blues” was written by Robert Johnson. Steve Holley on drums, Mark Dann on bass, and Robert Ross on vocals & slide guitar. Thank you to my pal Ray Beckerman for shooting and posting this performance. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Lp_6IRrSY

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

The Robert Ross Band with Adam Gussow featuring Adam Gussow on harp, Robert Ross on guitar & vocals, Mark Dann on bass, and Thierry Arpino on drums performing live at Turning Point in Piermont, NY on 7/3/10. Video by by earlounge. Song written by Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Burnett). See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQR9xDKdxJE

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

Performed solo by “Bluesman” Robert Ross. Recorded live at Hairy Tony’s in Cortland, NY on April 25, 2008. The song was written by Big Joe Williams. Video was shot by Mermaid Hawley. Thank you to my old pal Adam Levine for booking this little tour. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoeZVnPYTJY

YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “You Can’t Have Your Cake” composed by Robert Ross. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEz2avm0wZM

IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” with music by Duke Ellington, lyrics by Irving Mills. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: http://youtu.be/fpEQMQdmkms

SOMETHING BLUE

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “Something Blue” composed by Robert Ross. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKnxBFpc-Y

MAKIN’ WHOOPEE

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “Makin’ Whoopee” with lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Walter Donaldson. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: http://youtu.be/lP5tfEuTIkM

DROWNING MAN

Robert Ross (vocals & guitar); and George Morales (drums) performing Robert’s original tune “Drowning Man” as a duo at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) on the windy and bitter cold night of January 7, 2014. Mike Tapp (aka Branekandi) did a masterful job with all aspects of the production. See it here: http://j70.video2.blip.tv/14350012313986/Branekandi-ThrowMeALifeline893.m4v?ir=9155&sr=880

EVERYTHING GONNA BE ALRIGHT

The Felix Cabrera / Robert Ross Band at BB King’s Lucille’s Lounge on 2/7/14.  “Everything Gonna Be Alright” a song widely known by Muddy Waters. Featuring: Felix Cabrera (harp & vocals), Angello Olivieri (bass), George Morales (drums), and Robert Ross (guitar). Video by Tara Layne.  See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4npaJAgboc

YA GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT

The Felix Cabrera / Robert Ross Band at BB King’s Lucille’s Lounge on 2/7/14. “Ya Gotta Be In It to Win It” (aka “The Lottery Blues”) is a Robert Ross original tune. Featuring: Felix Cabrera (harp), Angello Olivieri (bass & vocals), George Morales (drums & vocals), and Robert Ross (guitar & vocals). Video by Tara Layne.  See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMvTuI05xjg

I GOT A MIND TO GIVE UP LIVING

The Felix Cabrera / Robert Ross Band at BB King’s Lucille’s Lounge on 2/7/14.  This short clip features the guitar solo on “I Got A Mind To Give Up Living” was made famous by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Featuring: Felix Cabrera (harp & vocals), Angello Olivieri (bass), George Morales (drums), and Robert Ross (guitar). Video by Tara Layne. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCS0war3Ehw&feature=youtu.be

BABY PLEASE DON’T GO

The Felix Cabrera / Robert Ross Band at BB King’s Lucille’s Lounge on 2/7/14. “Baby Please Don’t Go” was written by Big Joe Williams. Featuring: Felix Cabrera (harp), Angello Olivieri (bass), George Morales (drum), and Robert Ross (guitar & vocals). Video by Tara Layne. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unr6RzTphPw

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

Robert Ross (vocals & guitar) & Felix Cabrera (harmonica) performing Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightnin’” at the Uptown Acoustic Blues Series at Manny’s on Second Avenue produced by Chris Butler. Video shot on 11/21/13 by Bicycle Joe. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1434503743431719&set=vb.100006163213529&type=2&theater

EVAN GINZBURG’S LEGENDS TV WITH FELIX CABRERA & ROBERT ROSS

Evan Ginzburg & co-host Steve Ludwig interview Felix Cabrera & Robert Ross on November 23, 2013 at 11:00am. Robert & Felix perform “Smokestack Lightning” (written by Howling Wolf) at 32:59; “Ya Gotta Be In It” (written by Robert Ross) at 38:50; “Homeland Security” (written by Felix Cabrera) at 43:29; “You Can’t Have Your Cake” (written by Robert Ross) at 50:31; “I Gotta Go” (written by Robert Ross) at 53:55; and “Walking By Myself” (written by Jimmy Rogers) at 56:10.  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/41032989?utm_campaign=ustre.am&utm_source=ustre.am/:2Mayp&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20150228161028

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

Iowa School Kids

Art work by: Iowa elementary school children. Music & Lyrics: Robert Ross. Video: gowelisgi. I had no idea that this class project was happening when it was first posted a couple of years after the song was released in November of 2004. I didn’t know the students, the school or the teacher. I came across the video by accident on You Tube.  I am so proud and honored by the beautiful work these young students did. And all I can say is that I wish I had a teacher like this when I was a kid. Jon Loyd on piano & background vocals, Mark Dann on bass, Phil Cimino on drums, and Robert Ross on guitar and vocals. Click or Copy & Paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgicwmK-8hc&list=PLB8D69FDD5BF88800

WE’RE THE NINETY-NINE

“We’re The Ninety-Nine” or “We’re The 99” is based on the wonderful union song “Which Side Are You On?” Music & original lyrics by Florence Reece in 1931. I wrote this new lyric in 2011 about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the “too big to fail” banks. I also did the vocals & guitar, engineering, and video. This is my first attempt at a video using a montage of photos, graphics, and cartoons that I downloaded from the internet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzb4sPktJhk

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

Bush Oil Man
Music & Lyrics: Robert Ross. Video: Licentiathe8th. An excellent job of putting the images together along the same lines as the pictures I inserted into the packaging of the original 4 song CD on Fountainbleu also entitled What Are We Fighting For?. Stellar job! Jon Loyd on piano & background vocals, Mark Dann on bass, Phil Cimino on drums, and Robert Ross on guitar and vocals. Click or Copy & Paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqC8bWbaOhc

MERMAID CHILD

Music & Lyrics: Robert Ross. Produced by Howie Alex at Coney Island Side Show. Thank you Michael Schwartz. This is a clip that represents about half the tune. Robert Ross on vocals & guitar.


WASILLA KILLA (based on Hard Hearted Hannah)

“Wasilla Killa” is sung to the tune of “Hard Hearted Hannah” and is about Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska and John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election. Composers: Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow & Charles Bates. The song goes back to 1924. New lyrics by Robert Ross 9/10/08. Guitar & vocals: Robert Ross. Audio engineer: Jon Loyd. Let’s not forget the wonderful video by Mike “G Laundry” Halverson. Click here: http://vimeo.com/33634172                     Or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmGAop1y7f0

YA GOTTA BE IN IT TO WIN IT

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Robert Ross (vocals & guitar), and Felix Cabrera (harmonica) performing Robert’s original tune, “Ya Gotta Be In It To Win It” at the Uptown Acoustic Blues Series at Manny’s on Second Avenue produced by Chris Butler. Video shot on 11/21/13 by Bicycle Joe. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1434525766762850

“BORN WITH THESE BLUES”, “ISHMAEL AND ISAAC”, “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO”, & “BORN WITH THESE BLUES”

Robert Ross performing “Born With These Blues”, “Ishmael And Isaac” (4:35), “I Don’t Know What To Do” (8:04), “Born With These Blues” (black & white video) (12:02). All songs original. Produced & directed by Mike Tapp for Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Click or Copy & Paste this link: http://blip.tv/branekandi/robert-ross-1710152

“BAILOUT”, “ME MYSELF AND I”, “BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME”, “DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS”, “FOLLOW THE MONEY”, “BRING IT ON HOME TO ME” / “LA BAMBA” / “TWIST AND SHOUT”

Robert Ross performing “Bailout” (best version), “Me Myself And Eye” (4:09), “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” (7:51), “Down In New Orleans” (10:38), “Follow The Money” (12:41), “Bring It On Home To Me” / “La Bamba” / “Twist And Shout” (medley with Luis Chaluisan) (17:13). All songs original except “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” (Yip Harburg & Jay Gorney, new lyrics by Robert Ross), “Bring It On Home To Me” (Sam Cooke), “La Bamba” (traditional), “Twist And Shout” (Phil Medley and Bert Russell). Produced & directed by Mike Tapp for Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Click or Copy & Paste this link: http://blip.tv/branekandi/robert-ross-59-2155787


“BAILOUT”, “MONEY TALKS” (aka: “MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY”), “HARD TIMES”, “I AM READY”, “HOUSE FOR SALE”, “DROWNING MAN”

Robert Ross performing “Bailout”, “Money Talks” (aka: “Money Money Money Money”) (4:05), “Hard Times” (7:18), “I Am Ready” (11:40), “House For Sale” (16:00), “Drowning Man” (20:18). All songs original except “Hard Times” (Floyd Jones and “I Am Ready” (Muddy Waters. Produced & directed by Mike Tapp for Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Click or Copy & Paste this link: http://blip.tv/branekandi/robert-ross-29-1826546