All three take me back to the Land of the Onions and the Eels and the days of my youth. Great modern retro rock for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see y’all back here tomorrow.
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I was talking to a younger co-worker today, and out of the blue he asked what my favorite band was. Good question with an easy answer.
My response was Frank Zappa, any lineup post-Mothers, beginning with “Apostrophe.” Jazz, rock, & pop, Zappa had all genres covered, and he did them all well (especially R&B DooWop). “Peaches En Regalia” is one of my favorite songs [00:54:00].
Zappa was one of the few popular musicians/composers that I would have liked to have met face-to-face, but since I’m not in the industry, and that Frank Zappa passed away years ago, it’s not going to happen.
Dweezil & Co. plays Frank. Jump to 0:2:45 for the start of awesome (and yes, according to FZ, Dweezil was named after his mother’s little toe).
Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow.
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.
Saturday Matinee – Carol Kaye, Tal Wilkenfeld & Jeff Beck, Jaco Pastorius, and Some Guys Jamming “Mercy Mercy Mercy.”Saturday, 26 April 2014
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.
Saturday Matinee – Chet Atkins & Les Paul, RT & The 44s, Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados, and Bob LyonsSaturday, 19 April 2014
Chet Atkins & Les Paul Limehouse Blues 1978. Wait for the end – Atkins shows that he was playing a fold-up guitar.
[h/t to Anachronistic Decay.]
Here’s a related video from La armonía del vertedero – Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura de Paraguay:
My late Uncle Bunk had what he called a “BoomBass” that consisted of a cookie tin nailed to a 2×3 with a single wire on a bridge that ran up to a fretboard, with tambourine thingys on the top and a spring peg on the bottom. You played it by banging it on the floor and hitting the wire with a notched dowel. It was also painted very nicely, and someone I know still has it.
Bob Lyons plays Jason Mraz’s reggae-ish hit on steel drums in Wellington, Florida December 2009
Have a great weekend, folks, and remember, no man can eat 50 eggs, Easter or not.
The Volkswagen Beetle is older than we thought.
Four shorts in under 90 seconds, with balloon animals.
What a happy guy. After those two vids, we gotta walk it down.
Here’s Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1974) with “Upon The My O My.” We’re not quite at ground level yet, and since we neglected to honor Mardi Gras last week, let’s amend and repair the accidental and unintended oversight with this:
Have a great weekend, folks, and always remember.
Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M. in a Niche 50 Feet above Present Cañon Bed, 1873
UB40 with Chrissie Hynde singing the 1965 Sonny & Cher hit.
“Middle of the Road” was one of a nice string of hits for The Pretenders. I can only imagine the royalties they’re receiving for “My City Was Gone” aka “Back To Ohio,” given that it’s Rush Limbaugh‘s appropriate themesong.
Okay, so much for a post-Valentines’ Day thing. Let’s rock.
The Johnny Winter Band, live in Copenhagen 1970. Bands like his scared the hell out of me, but I eventually I got it.
Rock on, Lil’ Sheba, and we’ll see you tomorrow for more stuff.
Saturday Matinee – Brownsville Station, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Bart Walker Band & The Black LilliesSaturday, 11 January 2014
Three-man bands have to rock, and Brownsville Station had a crankin’ hit in 1973 with “Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room” and were never heard from again (until Mötley Crüe did a crappy cover in 1985).
Ozark Mountain Daredevils‘ “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” was a hit in 1974, even though the harmonica tag could be played by a 6 year old. Hard to understand how they followed up that decent 70s country rock anthem with “Jackie Blue,” but the music industry moguls sucked big ‘ol honkin’ donkeys back then. (Come to think of it, they still do and I’ve hated pop music ever since.)
Never heard of these guys until the missus started laughing – at the audience. Hot stuff by The Bart Walker Band.
This starts out as early morning cross-country roadtrip music from The Black Lillies and it rolls from there.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll do something stupid tomorrow.