Anyone know who these guys were? I’m guessing mid-late 1920s, tried to identify the trumpet player with no luck. The clarinet/baritone sax player is the only one wearing spats, so he may be the band leader.
[Found here. Click to enlarge.]
Shocking Blue had an almost invisible drummer, and here they are *ahem* playing their hit “Venus” in 1969. I never knew they were from the Netherlands until this posting.
The song’s a ripoff of “The Banjo Song” recorded circa 1963 by The Big Three (featuring a young Ellen Naomi Cohen, aka Mama Cass). They co-opted and renamed Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susannah,” one of the most popular minstrel songs of the late 1800s. Fun facts to know and tell.
Postmodern Jukebox did a one-take mashup of their greatest covers, and it’s pure awesome.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’ve got more inane stuff in the queue.
You’ve probably never heard OF Carol Kaye, but you have certainly heard her music, especially on bass. Pure awesome.
Tal Wilkinfeld & Jeff Beck 2009(?).
Jaco Pastorius was brilliant on bass, but had serious mental problems.
Mercy Mercy Mercy. This jam cranks, but that can’t be Stanley Jordan on bass (or guitar, or any other instrument) despite the Utoobage description, yet someone was playing a 6-string bass…
Have a great weekend, folks. Rock on.
Everyone in town said he was a pain in the rear.
Boxcar Willie’s “Winds Of Yesterday” is pretty cool ol’ country.
Not sure where we’re going with this, so let’s go retro with Little Isador and The Inquisitors.
Have a great weekend, folks, and be careful goin’ home.
The Illustrated Police News, 19th century
Timelapse of fireflies by Vincent Brady [via].
Pete Daily‘s “Over The Waves” from 1951: Daily on cornet, Burt Johnson trombone, Pud Brown clarinet, Skippy Anderson piano, Len Esterdahl banjo, Bud Hatch tuba and Hugh Allison drums.
Red Nichols & His Five Pennies rocked your grandparents, assuming your grandparents were entirely cool and bitchin’. (Of course they were.)
Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more inanity.