Posts Tagged ‘Music’

The Saturday Matinee – Mississippi Fred McDowell, Roscoe Holcomb & The Dixie Hummingbirds

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Mississippi Fred McDowell‘s version of Bukka White‘s “Shake ‘Em On Down.” (This version is hot, too.)

Roscoe Holcomb plays “Graveyard Blues.” Pure Appalachian finger style guitar. So where can we go from here? Oh wait. I know.

The Dixie Hummingbirds are one of the greatest soul Gospel groups ever, with a track record dating to 1928. We’re all on God’s Radar whether you accept it or not, and that’s a wrap for this edition of the Saturday Matinee.

Saturday Matinee – Russian Love Bugs, Romanian Finger Flute, Buddy Guy & Stevie Ray Vaughan

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Love Bugs in 1912 Moscow. [via]

„Digi Fonful” ieste un instrument muzical inventat de Ştefan Popescu, fost concurent la „Românii au talent .În ciuda numelui, instrumentul nu are nicio componentă digitală. Digi Fonful, care seamănă cu un fluier, este făcut să cânte cu ajutorul unui deget introdus într-un capăt al intrumentului şi al aerului suflat printr-un orificiu.În clipul de mai sus îl puteţi vedea pe cel mai mare „virtuoz” al Digi Fonfului, Ştefan Popescu, în acţiune.

Well, duh. [via]

Buddy Guy from February 2015, pushing 80 years at the time of that interview. He always looked like he had fun playing, as he did in this 1989 vid with Stevie Ray Vaughan:

That wraps it up for this edition of the Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, and we’ll have more fun tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Glenn Frey & The Eagles, and Tom Waits

Saturday, 23 January 2016

One of my favorite Eagles songs. I played that record so much you could see daylight through the grooves. R.I.P Glenn Frey.

The Eagles made me a bluegrass fan with “Midnight Flyer.”

Another favorite from that same album was “Ol’ 55.” It was years later that I found out it was written by Tom Waits.

Head down, chin up, and have a great weekend, folks.

 

 

Saturday Matinee – The Bosstones, Ska-P & The Skamonics

Saturday, 2 January 2016

I’m kind of on a ska kick. It helps me decompress after all the holiday festivities, so here we go.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ “The Rascal King” from 1997.

Ska-P rocks from Madrid. From what I gather, they’re a popular anarchist ska band in Europe.

This cover of “Tainted Love” by The Skamonics is kind of interesting.

Happy New Year, have a great weekend, folks, and I’ll be over this nasty head cold soon.

 

Saturday Matinee – Okudart, TV Ad Extended Cut & The Alabama Blacksnakes

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Okuda San Miguel transforms abandoned church into Kaos Temple. [Related post herevia].

GEICO extended cut.

How bout some rough cajun booze-rock blues? Give a listen to “Interstate Love” by the Alabama Black Snakes… then read this.

Saturday Matinee – Pre-Christmas Festivities

Saturday, 19 December 2015

That’s a cover of one of the best songs of The Phil Spector Christmas Album from 1963, but it’s not Christmas until I hear Leroy Anderson‘s “Sleigh Ride” sung by The Ronettes.

This corrupted and irreverent version of the traditional song always amuses me even though the missus hates it.

Have a great weekend, folks, and I’ll make up for this later. Honest.

Hot Links in F# Major

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Maynard Ferguson's Firebird

Books In Chains: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times.

Fred Willard on Letterman 1987.

Zappa, Beefheart & Pink Floyd 1969  [via].

From the Unusual Sentences Department:
Twenty minutes in, he stops, lifts his tail, and produces one phenomenally long and sonically impressive Super Fart.”

The Clark Brothers ca. 1948. Too slow? Jump to 02:40.

Charlie Ryan & The Timberline Riders – The B-Side of Hot Rod Lincoln:  Hot Rod Hades.

This is kinda cool. It’s a Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder, and I like the soundtrack.

Whap whap whap whap.

How to make a cigar box diddley bow.

The Superbone begat the Firebird. Pretty ingenious in that it allows a B trumpet player to play difficult keys (like F major) with a slide adjustment.

[Top image: Maynard Ferguson playing a Firebird left-handed.]

Saturday Matinee – Justin Johnson, Luna Lee, Kim Wilson & Patrick Sweany

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Roots music performer Justin Johnson plays an electrified custom cigar box diddley bow.

Luna Lee plays Elmore James on the gayageum [found via].

The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars. Jump to 08:20 for an impromptu jam.

Here’s some heavy duty swamp rock. Although Patrick Sweany is from Ohio, he stomps it with “Every Gun.Zach Setchfield on guitar, Ron Eoff (?!) on bass and Dillon Napier on drums.

That should make the nut for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Saving Daylight Trailer, Caifanes, The Iguanas & Tito Puente

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Saving Daylight – The Movie.  [via].

The guy that brings our mail and kills the rats in our building showed up today wearing a baseball jersey with Los Caifanes logo on it, so I asked him about it, and he told me. They remind me a bit of these guys:

Although it’s real bad advice, “Oye, Isabel” is one of The Iguanas‘ catchiest tunes. Okay, let’s go for one more, and since we’re on a latino music kick tonight, here’s some addictive Mambo rhythms from Tito Puente.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here on Sunday.

Saturday Matinee – Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve & Halloween: Bobby Pickett, Ted Cassidy & Tom Waits

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The history of Samhain (aka All Hallow’s Eve, aka Halloween) is interesting, and despite what some claim (that it’s “The Devil’s Holiday”) it’s actually the opposite. Check this out.

But that’s not what we’re here for, and we’re not here to post Bobby Pickett‘s “Monster Mash” either even though Leon Russell played on that recording according to Wiki.

Nice try, Bobby, but that sucked donkeys. Ted Cassidy did it right.

So how do we wrap up this Halloween vid post? How ’bout some Tom Waits?

Yeah, when the kids were tads, we’d do up the front stoop right, with spiderwebs, pumpkins that made little kids cry and dogs bark, and blast Tom Waits and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum cassettes on a boom box that could be heard for blocks. Fun times.

Have a safe Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, and Halloween, folks. Be back tomorrow for El Día de los Muertes.

 


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