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It’s Neil Young week here at Jimmy Guterman’s Jewels and Binoculars

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It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday; time to start wasting time. I’ve been on a Neil Young kick lately, so every day this week I’ll point you to some of my favorite rare Young material available on the Interwebs.

Let’s start with a double shot of “The Sultan,” an ultrararity that will be part of the Archives box coming (yeah, we’ll see) in the fall. It’s an instrumental recorded in 1963 by Young’s first band, the Squires, and it sounds a little something like this:

On his recent tour, which Eric and I had the pleasure to witness during its Boston stop, Young ended a few shows with “The Sultan.” It is, I believe, the first time he played the song live in more than 40 years. Here’s the Paris performance back in February:

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June 16, 2008 at 9:09 am

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  1. Great idea for a Week. I’m hearing a lot of Neil in the Rhino-compiled Link Wray collection — all those big chords…


    June 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm

  2. Hey, I was thinking about Link Wray today, insisting to someone that the guitar line from Richard Thompson’s “Shoot Out the Lights” was, er, borrowed from Wray’s “Rumble.”


    June 16, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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