Saturday Matinee-SpinCycle+Howlin’+Peter Gunn


[Found at Arbroath.]

Twilight Zone-ish.

Interesting documentary… Interviews of some of the patrons of the “Spin Cycle” laundromat somewhere in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Oh, yeah. “Ya ya ya aya…” Gotta post some music. Do not mock those who try.

[Also found at Arbroath.]

Howlin’ Wolf’s classic “Smokestack Lightning.”

[UPDATE: The bass player in this clip is Willie Dixon. THE Willie Dixon. Sorry I missed giving him credit. Dixon wrote a number of songs that later became rock standards. He recorded some albums himself, and didn’t stutter when he sang. More after the break below.]

“Theme to Peter Gunn.” Here’s Henry Mancini’s live version, introduced by Steve Allen. (The horn section rocks, whether you like it or not.)

Last Post on THIS Spin Cycle: The Late Great Roy Buchanan‘s explosive take on Mancini’s “Theme to Peter Gunn.” (This one’s for all you Aussies – Thanks for the hula-hoops, mates!)

More Willie Dixon: From Wikipedia:

16 Responses to “Saturday Matinee-SpinCycle+Howlin’+Peter Gunn”

  1. howlin' Betty Says:

    tanx for the Wolf, brought back a tear. “She got sassy.”

  2. archiearchive FCD Says:

    Thank you for Peter Gunn – both versions – my music appreciation spreads across both genres.

    I’ll be burgling those hampsters 🙂

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Betty– I’d forgotten that it really is a love song. Some lie about it. Some cry about it.

    archiearch– Burgle the hampsters on low heat with some Worcestershire sauce and a little garlic. Add a slice of sharp cheddar and serve them in a Kaiser roll with pinto beans. (Note: Some folks around here substitute gerbils. Your choice.)

  4. phil Cordery Says:

    G’day mate
    You’ve done it again
    Top music vids
    Look forward to them every weekend

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    phil– Thanks for the kudos… Any comment is appreciated. (Your royalty check is in the mail.)

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Folks! Good God! Bunk completely missed it! The bass player on the Howlin’ Wolf clip was none other than the Great Willie Dixon. Great player and songwriter. Check out HIS repertoire and you’ll find a lotta rock bands that never paid him back.

  7. kanadianbakin Says:

    Howlin Wolf played at the Brass Rail, a little jazz club in London Ontario some 30 years ago. I was in town.Remember the name on the marquee. Kicking myself for not seeing him, I was standing right in front of that club. Shit.

  8. Bunk Strutts Says:

    kana– It was more than 30 years ago. The Wolf died in January 1976… shortly after the London Sessions with Muddy Waters. There’s a classic album if you can find it, with Muddy Waters on one side and Howlin’ Wolf on the other. Great stuff.

  9. kanadianbakin Says:

    Would 35 to 37 years ago work. I don’t think I got the names mixed up.

  10. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Yep. That’s about the time that Brittain’s rockers were showing us what great bluesmen we had.

  11. kanadianbakin Says:

    Have you seen that clip of Brian Jones telling Mick Jagger to shut up so we can listen to Howlin Wolf?

  12. Bunk Strutts Says:

    kana– Heh, no I haven’t, but if you find a link, lemme know. Gotta be right up there with Chuck Berry telling Keith Richards to quit messing with amps’ settings on “Hail, Hail Rock N Roll.”

  13. kanadianbakin Says:

    That’s it .

  14. Tic, Tac on the Toe « Archies Archive Says:

    […] Tic, Tac on the Toe Posted on June 24, 2008 by archiearchive FCD I found this over at the rather jazzy abode of the Tacky Raccoons. […]

  15. Bunk Strutts Says:

    kana– Excellent clip, even with the Explosion’s cover of Hank Ballard’s “Work With Me Annie.” (Annie was a hooker, and the follow up song was “Annie Had A Baby (Can’t Work No More).

  16. Tony Says:

    I may just never go to a laundromat ever again….
    Hamsters rock big time, what fast little blokes Tic & Tac are

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