Posts Tagged ‘Saturday Matinee’

Saturday Matinee – Tav Falco & Panther Burns, Rory Block, Don Leady & The Tailgators

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Tav Falco is a punkabilly oddity who’s been around for a while.

Rory Block cooks up a big batch o’ Robert Johnson and serves it hot.

If I’m not mistaken, The Tailgators were a spinoff band featuring bassist Keith Ferguson from The Fabulous Thunderbirds back in the 80s, as if it matters. Don Leady rocks.

Have a great Hamas-Free weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow.

 

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Saturday Matinee: Swamp Edition – Talking Heads, Ry Cooder, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band & Swamp Dogg

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Talking Heads‘ classic “Swamp” performed at the London Wembley Arena 1982. It was released the following year, creeped me out, and I became a TH fan.

Ry Cooder‘s swamp-rock cover of Elvis’ “All Shook Up” may have been posted here before but so what –  it’s awesome and it fits the theme of this post.

“Now, Amos Moses was a Cajun. He live by hissef in da swamp.”
This is the best cover of Jerry Reed‘s “Amos Moses” I’ve ever heard. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band took it and made it nasty. (This 1976 video is from the German TV show Pop Scop.)

Jerry Williams Jr. aka Swamp Dogg  at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam 10 June 2010. “Synthetic World” has a very cool 60s R&B groove.

That’ll do for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great shopping spree, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Rocky Roberts & The Airdales, Georgia Satellites, & Rickie Lee Jones

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Rocky Roberts & The Airdales’ “T-Bird” 1965.

The Georgia Satellites‘ “Railroad Steel.”

Rickie Lee Jones‘ “Last Chance Texaco” 1985.

Sorry for the short terse post – been kinda busy lately, so this’ll have to do for this week’s edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – Zappa & Zappa & Tesh, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Sonny Boy Williamson & Co.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ahmet & Dweezil Zappa with John Tesh and a lady in a box on Conan O’Brien‘s show. [Found here].

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band circa 1973. The SAHB was popular in the UK, but didn’t catch on in the US (with the exception of the Cleveland Ohio region).

On 4 February 1982, a day short of his 47th birthday, Harvey suffered a massive heart attack while waiting to take a ferry from Zeebrugge, Belgium back to England after performing a Belgian gig with his new band, the Electric Cowboys. He suffered a second fatal attack in an ambulance on the way to hospital [Wiki].

Getting Out Of Town – Awesome lineup from 1963:
Sonny Boy Williamson Vocal, Harmonica
Sunnyland Slim: Piano
Hubert Sumlin: Guitar
Willie Dixon: Bass
Clifton James: Drums

That should do it for today’s edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Jonathan Winters, Manu Chao, Gnarlemagne & Billy Cobham/George Duke Band

Saturday, 13 April 2013

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.

“The Red Baron” by The Billy Cobham – George Duke Band, live at Montreax Switzerland in 1976. Very cool funk groove, featuring George Duke, John Scofield, Alphonso Johnson and Billy Cobham.

That’ll do for another edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – Séamus & Séamus, Séamus, Séamus; Shameless & It’s A Shame

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Séamus Conolly & Séamus Begley.


Séamus Ennis, God of uilleann pipes.

Pink Floyd sucks at the blues, and there’s proof. Even I can play harp better than that, but Séamus The Dog makes it all worthwhile. But here’s the part that’s bizarre. (According to Wikipedia “Séamus the dog does not exist. Paging Mr. Schrödinger…)

Those should have been posted last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day, but they weren’t. Gotta go with something somewhat unrelated.

That’s a vid based on “The Luck You Got” by The High Strung which was a themesong to a cable TV show I’ve never seen called “Shameless.”

There you go. The Spinners‘ “It’s a Shame,” and that’s how we’re going to wrap up this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great Séam-free weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Erin Go Bleaugh! To Hell with the Mnathan Nighe!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Clever cover of cover of Paul Anka’s “Lonely Boy” by Mnozil Brass [via].

Since Sunday (tomorrow) is Saint Patrick’s Day, we might as well get into the spirits.

We Have No Heads!! Jeff Donohoe (Tin Whistle/Slapped-Bass/Vocals) and Mike Grimes (Guitar/Vocals). Playing unplugged (except for the Bass). Drinkin and pukin at Jeff’s place in Albuquerque NM on Feb. 25 2009.

The Fenians were a great bar band at The Harp, and I’m glad they’ve made it to bigger venues.

Dropkick Murphys featuring Liza Graves of Civet.

What a classic to wrap up The Saturday Matinee.
Scare off the bean sídhe and have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – Goats, Martha’s Birthday Party, ICR Documentary, Doc Watson & Friends

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Goats. [via]

Martha’s Birthday Party. This is by the same guy behind The Perry Bible Fellowship.

Fascinating short documentary from the Institute of Centrifugal Reasearch [via].

“Bury Me Beneath the Willow” performed live at MerleFest 2002 by Doc Watson, Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, Sean Watkins & Byron House. The song is an old traditional that likely originated in the 1800s. From The Mudcat Cafe, commenter “Stewie” posted this:

Meade’s earliest printed citation for this is Sandburg’s ‘American Songbag’ (1927), the same year as the Carter Family’s recording and 4 years after the first recording by Henry Whitter in 1923. Other recordings earlier than the Carters were: Ernest Thompson (1924), George Reneau (1925), Kelly Harrell (1926), Ernest Stoneman (1926), Burnett & Rutherford (1926) and Holland Puckett (1927). [Info from Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources' p 197.]

Very cool. You can hear the Carter Family’s version here.

That’s a wrap for this Saturday Matinee, and have a great weekend.

Saturday Matinee – Rocket Booster Ride, RL Burnside, Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld

Saturday, 29 December 2012

I like the soundtrack. [via]

RL Burnside‘s “Let My Baby Ride.” I don’t usually post “slideshow” videos, but this is a good ‘un.

Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld on bass playing “Nadia.” Nice tune to round out a lazy Saturday.

Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Frans de Waal’s Capuchins, Russian Monkeys, Ska and The Specials

Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Capuchin Monkey experiment is classic. Full video here, and it’s worth watching. Frans de Waal‘s  joke about OWS is wrong, but the rest is good IMO.

Good God are these guys scary monkeys. One errant gust of wind at that height would blow ‘em away. [via]

The Specials only had one album, but it put Ska back on the map for pop music. The late Amy Winehouse did a horrible cover of the song.

Let’s see. How do we wrap this up on a positive note? Got it.

The Specials Live in Glastonbury 2009. With that we’re out of here. Be back here for Real Gangster Time tomorrow for more inane fun.

[Update: Joanne C corrected me in the comments below. The Specials recorded several albums.]


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