Benjamin Chase Harper (* Oktober in Claremont, Kalifornien) ist ein US-amerikanischer Musiker und Komponist. Ben Harper komponiert ungewöhnlich ruhige, blues- und folklastige Rock-Songs, die von Bottleneck-Gitarrenspiel und einer intensiven, gleichzeitig. Im Ben Harper-Shop bei fiac-online.com finden Sie alles von Ben Harper (CDs, MP3, Vinyl, etc.) sowie weitere Produkte von und mit Ben Harper (DVDs, Bücher usw.
Ben HarperBen Harper. Schauspieler • Musiker. Er hat die akustische Slide-Gitarre zurück in die Wohnzimmer der Musikfans gebracht: Der US-. Ben Harper. "Won't you help me sing, these songs of freedom, 'cause all I ever had, redemption songs" Es ist anzunehmen, dass Bob Marley auch diesen Song. Nicht genug, dass dieser mit allen Wassern gewaschene Bottleneck-Barde mit BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 eine klassische Rockband aus der Taufe hebt.
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Il padre Leonard era di discendenza afroamericana e Cherokee , la madre Ellen Chase-Vendries ebrea. La nonna materna era russa , ebrea e immigrata dalla Lituania.
Harper ha due fratelli, Joel e Peter. Il 28 giugno si esibisce per la prima volta in Italia all' Arezzo Wave. Il disco del , Diamonds on the Inside , offre una diversificazione di stili, dal reggae al funk , e una speciale apparizione di Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Il tour successivo vede l'aggiunta agli Innocent Criminals di Jason Yates alle tastiere e Marc Ford ex dei The Black Crowes alla chitarra.
Stranamente il CD riporta gli Innocent Criminals a uno stato "non ufficiale", visto che Diamonds on the Inside viene accreditato solo a Ben Harper, anche se la band suona nelle registrazioni come negli album precedenti.
Nell'ottobre del , Ben partecipa al tour Vote for Change organizzato da Moveon. Nel inoltre Ben Harper ha collaborato con The Blind Boys of Alabama per un album marcatamente gospel , There Will Be a Light , vincitore di un Grammy.
And, Ben, this was when you decided you wanted to do an album of duets with your mother. What made you decide to do that?
BEN HARPER: Well, I recorded a record with my mom because it was something I had always wanted to do. We used to sing around the house constantly. So for me, growing up and growing into being a professional musician, it just made too much sense.
She's so good and has so many great songs, is such a great writer. And I had to take the opportunity.
GROSS: Well, let's hear the song. This is Ellen and Ben Harper duetting on Ben's song "A House Is A Home. ELLEN HARPER AND BEN HARPER: Singing A house is a home even when it's dark, even when the grass is overgrown in the yard, even when the dog is too old to bark and when you're sitting at the table trying not to start.
A house is a home even when we've up and gone. Even when you're there alone, a house - a house is a home. A house is a home even when there's ghosts, even when you got to run from the ones who love you most.
Screen door's broken paint's peeling from the wood. Locals whisper, when they going to leave the neighborhood?
GROSS: That's my guests Ellen and Ben Harper duetting on "A House Is A Home. But the Folk Music Center was where you grew up in a lot of ways.
What was it like as a childhood home for you? ELLEN HARPER: I think, sometimes, when you're young, a child growing up, you accept what is in your environment as what's normal and what is home.
It wasn't until I was a little older that I realized it was a very unique situation and learned to appreciate the different kinds of people that came through our lives both at the store and in our actual home.
GROSS: You know, I didn't mention this in the introduction. But in addition to having, you know, the store, your family also had a performance space in which a lot of folk musicians and blues musicians would come and perform.
And many of them would stay at your house. So who did you - who stayed at your house? Who are some of those luminaries?
E HARPER: We had - there were many of them. The - Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry stayed quite often. We had Doc Watson.
And sometimes Doc Watson would have Clarence Ashley with him. And we also had Kathy and Carol, who are a lovely duo from - a local LA duo, Hedy West, Jean Ritchie, who is - both Jean and Hedy became very good friends of my mother.
We had Mike Seeger. In fact, the whole New Lost City Ramblers stayed at the house from time to time. We had Tom Paley, John Cohen and Mike Seeger.
GROSS: And this was during the folk music revival. So the musicians who you mentioned were really revered. And there was a growing awareness and growing popularity of folk music.
So you were a part of this really important culture or subculture as a child and as a young woman and an adult. Then when you were a child, your mother was working at the Folk Music Center.
And she had her hands full because she had three children. You had two brothers. GROSS: So after school, you'd go to the Folk Music Center.
Describe what it was like for you as a child growing up there. B HARPER: It was a wonderland. It was a wonderland. You know, any sound that you could imagine could be made seemed to be inside those four walls.
And the players that would come in and pick an instrument off the wall and be as high a level of virtuoso as you could possibly hear - to walk out the doors, and the next one could come in that day or the next morning, it was - at the time, like my mom had mentioned, you take it somewhat for granted because you think that it's normal.
And then you grow into recognizing that her parents, my grandparents, created one of the most special music environments - musical environments I've ever seen.
And also, that carried over to the home as well. I mean, the - when we'd run out of room for storage, the instruments would end up in our living room.
So as a child, I got to - my brothers and I got to put our hands on so many different instruments and were allowed to.
It wasn't - even - you know, my mom, I think, let me play her most expensive Martin guitar until I finally put a ding in it, a scratch on it.
And she said, enough is enough. GROSS: You both grew up surrounded by your parents' music. But you both developed music tastes of your own.
Ellen, what were your parents' music? And what was the music taste you developed on your own? E HARPER: I always had as a foundation the folk music.
Call it three chords and an old guitar or - is what we used to say. And so pretty much, my taste developed from that, from the roots music.
And I went into some different areas. I played for a while. I played in a Norteno band, which is a northern Mexico - like corridos. And it's a combination of ballads and polka, really.
And I played in country Western bands. And I do - I liked country music for one thing, and especially the old country music. And there was money to be made at that time.
And so my taste kind of evolved as I went and - with people that I met. But always, a voice and a guitar has been my favorite and my most motivating force.
GROSS: But you also, when you were in your teens, got interested in, say, psychedelic music and E HARPER: Oh, they were fine with it.
My mother was very open minded, really, about all kinds of music. I think it was the traditional folk music when it went commercial, with, like, the Limeliters and the Kingston Trio, I think that's what bothered her the most.
But as far as the music that evolved from that, the singer-songwriter, the whole psychedelic movement, she was fine.
And she would not ever - no matter what her feelings, she wouldn't censor anyone's listening in the family. And I think that helped broaden my taste and scope and willingness to look at other music.
GROSS: Ben, how did the music you grew up with affect the music that you make as a singer and songwriter?
B HARPER: In a very deep way, in a profound way. Being - having access to not only my mom's instruments, but her incredible record collection that, per my memory - per memory ranged from Judy Collins and Woody Guthrie all the way to Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke - does that all sound right, Mom?
B HARPER: And this may be out of turn. But I don't think I've ever seen you as frustrated as - we had to leave our childhood home for a while because things got bad.
When we came back, the one thing that was missing from our house was my mom's record collection. Mom, I don't think I've seen you that upset to this day.
E HARPER: Yes. And the only record that was left on the shelf was "Blood On The Tracks," Bob Dylan. B HARPER: Terry, a long-winded way of saying, I had access to that collection.
And finally, again, when I had put the final scratch in her - one of my mom's coveted albums, she got - she - what'd she do?
She went to RadioShack and got me a small turntable, small speakers and said, here. You know, here's some lunch money. Get yourself - start-your-own-collection kind of thing.
And here's a few of mine that - since you've already kind of had your way with, you can have those ones as well.
So the music from my mom - the music I was hearing in the music store, then my mom's personal collection and then my personal evolution towards music that grew through my formative years into hip-hop, solely hip-hop for a good decade, all of that ends up being some part of the sound that I make.
GROSS: Ellen, how'd you feel about hip-hop when Ben started listening to it? And she just sort of slithered in behind us. And in retrospect, I have to hand it to her, you know?
She was bold. GROSS: You met your first husband, Leonard Harper, at a party in which there were some musicians jamming and Leonard was playing conga.
And you write, he was the rare Black person among the usual mix of white Claremont musicians. So - you know, you met. You dated. You fell in love.
You eventually married. You both knew that there would be problems that you would face as an interracial couple. And he had first split up with you claiming that it was because, you know, if you had children and - 'cause he thought marriage would be the next step - and if you had children, that will be really hard on the children.
But you got together again. You had three children. What were some of the problems that you faced at the time? And what year are we talking about when you got married?
E HARPER: We got married in - early And in fact, I think the Loving v. And so there was still a tremendous lack of acceptance of interracial couples.
And you know, we were pretty - if I could say so myself, pretty stunning. He was, you know, tall and slim and good-looking. And I wasn't so bad-looking myself back then.
And we dressed to the nines and went out and did attract attention and a lot of it negative. I mean, there were times when - there was one time when Leonard was actually beaten up at a party we had stopped in.
And that was pretty shocking. I didn't put that in the book. But that and the housing situation was very tight. Claremont, like so many Foothill communities, had covenants against selling to people of color or mixed couples.
But you know, those - we were very together on that, and we were strong and we supported each other, and we challenged the system.
GROSS: So you had seen what could happen to a Black person in a white community that didn't want him there. When you were growing up, the couple who owned the house next door was leaving for a few years and was going to rent while they were gone.
And they rented to an African American couple. The husband was a doctor, and there was a cross burned on the lawn.
I mean, they were basically driven out in spite of their intentions to stay. E HARPER: They were driven out. But they went straight back to that property that they purchased and where the cross had burned, and they built their house, and they lived there for the rest of their days.
E HARPER: No, I wasn't. And I think Leonard and I both knew what we were facing when we made that choice and that there would be hard times. But that's not - interestingly enough, it wasn't about color or racism that brought the marriage down.
It was addiction. GROSS: He had been addicted in high school. It sounds like he had a really bad alcohol problem in high school. He wasn't drinking when you met, at least not visibly.
But then the first night you saw him falling down drunk was on your wedding night. And eventually, it got really bad. He - when I met Leonard and he said that he had had a drinking problem in high school, but that he had - he was - had taken care of it.
He wasn't - he didn't have a problem anymore. We just didn't know much about addiction back then. We didn't have rehab centers. And people just weren't aware of what it meant.
If you were an alcoholic, you probably - you didn't have the willpower to stop drinking, rather than having a disease or - and so as we approached life and our marriage, Leonard's problem did come back and get worse and worse.
And I did - I went to Al-Anon as a way to learn to cope with it. And that was something he did not - I snuck out, actually.
And he caught me, and he got very angry, yes. And he did get violent. E HARPER: I think Leonard - you know, with all the accumulated knowledge - and I've looked into lots of research on addiction - I think he probably had a serious anxiety problem.
He had been - he went to therapy for a while, and they suggested that he was manic depressive, as they called it back then. And I think that alcohol was his medication.
I think it was self-medicating. I think he was terrified of not having alcohol. GROSS: Sounds like he'd been a high-functioning alcoholic, at least for a good deal of the time.
He was an administrator, a college administrator, who was, you know, very respected and did quite well. E HARPER: He was very respected.
He was high functioning in the world, out in the world. And - but at home, it was a different story. And in one - I don't know if there was a time when he made a decision that he would just - he just wasn't going to fight it because there were times when he quit and stayed dry for quite a while.
But as soon as he had one drink, he was lost again. We'll be right back after this break. Let's get back to my interview with Ellen Harper, author of the new memoir "Always A Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, And Saints - My Story Of The Folk Music Revival.
Her son Ben Harper, who's also with us, like his mother, grew up in the center. He's now a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist.
He wrote the foreword to her new memoir. When we left off, we were talking about Ellen Harper's first husband, Leonard, who developed an alcohol addiction and became physically abusive.
So the turning point for you was a night when he punched you several times, and you ended up with deep bruises, two dislocated ribs, one of which was fractured.
You took your three sons and left, and that was that. You hired a lawyer and filed for divorce. You went to the ER, you know, that You know, hours later.
And the nurse there said to you, don't go back because he'll kill you. Maybe not the next time; maybe it'll be the time after that. But your mother gave you the advice - no, go back to him.
You should be married - you were married, I think, for eight years. And she said, you should be married at least 10 years before you give up on the marriage.
I was surprised she gave you that advice. E HARPER: You know, my mother and Leonard were very close. My mother loved him. He loved her.
And I think she just didn't want to see the end of the marriage. She was afraid that she'd lose him completely. I don't honestly know.
You know, she had kept her marriage together through thick and thin, and maybe she just felt that - I was the first divorce in the immediate family.
And maybe she just felt that divorce shouldn't happen in the family. I never did really figure that out with my mother.BEN HARPER: LIVE FROM MARS CD Sampler PROMO ONLY 6 Tracks Nm/Nm. $ Free shipping. ELLEN HARPER/BEN HARPER - CHILDHOOD HOME [SLIPCASE] NEW CD. $ $ previous price $ Free shipping. Picture Information. Opens image gallery. Image not available. Mouse over to Zoom- Seller Rating: % positive. 2/1/ · Ellen Harper, Ben Harper, welcome to FRESH AIR. It's a pleasure to have you on our show. I want to start with a song. It's called "A House Is A Home." And it's from the album of duets that you recorded together called "Childhood Home." You recorded this in It was released in 2/1/ · ELLEN HARPER AND BEN HARPER: (Singing) A house is a home even when it's dark, even when the grass is overgrown in the yard, even when the dog is . Google Inc. Led Zeppelin Konzert Night with Jimmy Fallon. Founded in by Urmi Basu, New Light India provides shelter, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, healthcare and legal aid for the girls and women in Kalighatnotorious for its red light district.