Magic Sam jam.
What a way to Finnish the Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend.
Jonathan Winters (1925-2013) was the most talented improvisational comedian ever. R.I.P.
Manu Chao, Live Baionarena – Dia Luna Dia Pena. Chao’s got an interesting background that explains a lot of his leftist politics.
Gnarlemagne‘s “Funky New Orleans” is some fun nasty ska.
That’ll do for another edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks.
Little Isadore & The Inquistors’ early R&B style is spot on. Can’t find much about LI, and maybe that’s a good thing. A googoyle search provides little, except that it lead me to Rob Hyman and a band I’d forgotten about.
Hyman was a founding member of The Hooters. I have one of their CDs, but I don’t remember what caught my ear aside from the eclectic sound. “Karla With a K” would have fit my playlist in the late 80′s.
Lessee, what else was I listening to back then? A wide variety, including these guys:
Aswad live at Sunsplash 1984. No, I was never a stoner, but I liked de riddims.
Before anyone thinks I was some kind of pre-hipster indie weenoid back then, this was what I cranked after the sun went down.
Have a great weekend folks (and remember that real dads hate Fathers Day).
Guaranteed to make you smile. [Found here.]
Go find your 3D red/blue glasses for this one (or turn off the 3D and watch the 2D version).
Roots reggae with The Mighty Diamonds, live at Channel 1 in Kingston, Jamaica. Nice harmonies.
The Skatalites‘ classic “Simmer Down,” has great audio but a so-so video. So what, I like it.
And we’ll wrap up this babozo with The Supersuckers‘ “Born With A Tail.” (Some NSFK language.)
Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more fun stuffage.
The Chords‘ original A Capella version of Sh-Boom.
Nice collection of Ray Harryhausen‘s greatest hits.
If you’ve never seen Terry Gilliam‘s excellent movie Brazil this would be a good weekend to watch it. Twice.
There’s something very wrong with taking Dave Brubeck‘s classic “Take Five,” completely missing the musical pun involved (5/4 time) and turning it into a ska version (in 4/4). Aside from that blasphemy, it’s kinda fun.
Punk Funk Reggae Ska compilation, courtesy The Aggrolites. I like.
Have a great weekend folks, see you back here tomorrow for more fun.
The guy had never seen an escalator, didn’t trust it for good reason. [Found here.]
The Vancouver Canucks are like the Chicago Cubs of hockey. They always come close to winning the Cup, but never quite pull it off. To be honest, I don’t follow the NHA, let alone professional sports. But I saw these guys, and I had no idea that they had earned recobanition as a National Treasure of Canada. [via]
Toots & The Maytals play Richard Berry.
George Duke and Stanley Clarke play Richard Berry.
There you go – the originator of the classic fratparty song. Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more fun stuff.
King Sunny Adé popularized Nigerian juju music during the “World Music” meme of the 1980s. Didn’t hurt that he was awarded the title of Minister of Music there, either.
Oh ya mon. Me got de steel drum reggae.
Adjust your volume up and groove it.
Great Googly Moogly! Here’s The Sonics “Anyway The Wind Blows” from 1967 – and all these years I thought it was a Frank Zappa composition. Woof.
[Update: Maybe I was right after all. On the Wiki list for "Cruising with Ruben & the Jets" the song is credited to Zappa.]
Have a great weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow.
Giant Isopods! Yay! [via]
Sure, it’s amateur Claymation, but it kept my attention for the pure and simple oddness of it all.
Talking Heads were one of the premier punk bands out of CBGB’s, even though the punk genre (gawd I hate that word “genre”) was coopted by others who trashed it and gave it a bad name in the late 70s.
The Jolly Boys sing Amy Winehouse’ “Rehab” [via]. I gotta find out more about these guys.
Let’s see. Got four videos up, and since five is ideal for subliminal reasons, let’s roll one more for the road.
Awesome combination of Lady Day and Satchmo. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow.