Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We are on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge).
Today’s music video is House of the Rising Sun, released in 1964 by The Animals:The song, recorded in one take, is based on a traditional folk ballad also known as Rising Sun Blues, first recorded in 1933 by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster. American musicologist Alan Lomax made a field recording of a 16-year-old girl named Georgia Turner singing the song acappella in the Appalachian hills of rural Kentucky, which was released in 1941. Woody Guthrie also recorded a version in 1941, and it was recorded a few years later by bluesman Leadbelly. Inspired by Woody’s recording, Bob Dylan recorded an acoustic version in 1961 for his debut album, released in 1962:Two years later, Tom Wilson, the producer for The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, released in 1963, overdubbed a backing band for the song:And here’s a fan-shot video of a recent concert in South America of The Rolling Stones performing Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone:Mick, now 72, walked into a store in Brazil and tried to use the phone, but didn’t have any money. Here’s how he tried to convince the shopkeepers that he was a “very famous rock star”: