Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Saturday Matinee – How Countries Fight Their Wars; Les Paul with Carol Kaye & Justin Johnson

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Awesome [via BlenderGuru email].

Les Paul with Carol Kaye.
Don’t know who she is? You’ve heard her many times before.

Justin Johnson covers ZZ Top‘s “La Grange” with no backup.

Ah, May is here, and in a few more months we’ll be “allowed” to have some of our freedoms back. Perhaps soon we’ll find out who’s been doctoring the statistics to justify their abhorrent destruction of prosperity.

Ah well. Have a great weekend, folks, ignore the scolds and have fun anyway. That’ll really piss ’em off. 😀

Saturday Matinee – Black Oak Arkansas, The Osborne Brothers & John Lee Hooker+

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Black Oak Arkansas‘ 1971 cover of LaVerne Baker’s 1956 hit is a good one, but that video is just embarrassing.

The Osborne Bros.‘ 1972 recording of Midnight Flyer was covered by a lot of folks (including the Eagles). I like the original better.

John Lee Hooker, with Elvin Bishop. Paul Butterfield, J.J. Cale & Carlos Santana, in 1986. That’s some badass boogie.

Yeah, that’s an eclectic mix.  I couldn’t quite find what I was originally looking for, kept getting distracted and then forgot where I started.
Have a great weekend, folks. Go outside, do what you wanna do, and ignore the virus-shamers – they’re not worth the attention.

Saturday Matinee – Live at Crossroads 2010: Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughn and Robert Cray; Pino Daniele, Joe Bonamassa and Robert Randolph & The Family Band; AND ZZ Top

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Wow. Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Wow again. Pino Daniele, Joe Bonamassa with Robert Randolph & The Family Band were also at the 2010 CGF.

Good God can these three put out some loud! ZZ Top at the same place, same year.

It just dawned on me that it’s been 10 years since all that awesome went down. Lotta time flies buzzing around my head these days.

Have a great weekend, folks. Do what you wanna do, go where you wanna go. Don’t worry about a thing, and always remember: it’s not the heat, it’s the humanity. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Food Preparation Tricks, Messer Chups, The Raybeats & Dick Dale

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Wish I’d known about these great shortcuts back when I was eating cold Hormel Chili out of the can. [Vid found here.]

Messer Chups cranks some electric surf, and yeah, they’re Russian.

Oleg Gitaracula (Oleg Fomchenkov) – Guitar
Zombierella (Svetlana Nagaeva) – Bass
Rockin Eugene (Evgeny Lomakin) – Drums

“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”

That group reminded me of the Raybeats. Their album Guitar Beat is awesome. I have it on vinyl.

Listening to Dick Dale while driving results in a speeding ticket every time. (Don’t ask me how I know.)

Have a great Saturday and a peaceful Easter Sunday.

America

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Saturday Matinee – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Maceo Parker, & the Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (in 1985) with their 1976 hit “I Don’t Wanna Go Home.” The missus walked in while I was watching the vid and said, “Okay, so who’s the pirate?” That’s Miami Steve Van Zandt, – he wrote the song. SJ & the AJ had a great retro sound that was all but missing in the mid ’70s.

Maceo Parker makes it funky at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam 2012. The badass backup:

Corey Parker, Martha High (backing vocals);
Lee Hogans (trumpet);
Troy ‘Trombone Shorty‘ Andrews (trombone);
Bruno Speight (guitar);
Will Boulware (keys);
Rodney “Skeet” Curtis (bass);
Marcus Parker (drums).

Ghost Town Blues Band picks up the Beatles’ Come Together and throws it right into the swamp, and then it’s Norwegian Wood meets Whole Lotta Love. Kinda matches my attitude these days.

Have a great weekend, folks. Go ahead, leave your house, get some fresh air and go wherever you want while it’s still legal. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Germs and You, The First Edition, Gunhild Carling & Elvin Bishop

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Yankovic tweeted this out recently as a public service announcement.

The First Edition (featuring Kenny Rogers on bass & vocals) had their first big hit in 1968.

Gunhild Carling is amazing. According to Wiki, she plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder, string instruments (such as banjo, ukulele and harp) and can also play three trumpets simultaneously.

So where do we go from here? Oh wait. I got it.

Haven’t heard that song since high school. Elvin Bishop had a few minor hits, but never got the recognition he deserved despite touring with the Allman Bros. (According to the comments on the Utoobage, I wasn’t the only one who thought the other guitar was Dickie Betts – it was Johnny ‘V’ Vernazza.)

Have a great weekend, folks. If you decide to go out, hoard me some, too.

The Village Is Not Immune.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In case that image puzzles some of you, it’s a reference to the greatest paranoia/spy TV show ever.

[Image from here, h/t Carl L. via email.]

Saturday Matinee – Tommy Burst, Stefan Ilic, Steyr 80A Sincrobulli & Robbie Robertson

Saturday, 21 March 2020

I had something similar that shot plastic pellets. Since there were no refills, you had to chase them down after spraying the playground. (Not sure, but I think the bad guy is Otis from The Andy Griffith Show.)

Serbian trio featuring Maestro Stefan Ilic on fiddle [via].

More tractor? Don’t know anything about this one except it’s an Austrian Steyr 80A Sincrobulli.

Robbie Robertson remakes The Band‘s classic The Weight, with performers from around the world. That song is one of my all-time favorites.

We have some tough times ahead, and the best thing to do is to ignore the newsmedia fear-mongers. The biggest threat is not the Wuhan v-word, but the overwrought government reactions to it, so work with what you got until the storm passes… and it will.

See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Brogan’s Bar, Selfish Murphy & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 14 March 2020

It’s St. Patrick’s Day Eve Eve Eve. so let’s wear out the green.

Locals show up for impromptu performances of traditional songs at Brogan’s Bar, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

Selfish Murphy is a Romanian band (playing a Swedish DJ’s song with an Irish twist). “Wake me up when it’s over” was my mantra recently…

Hailing from Sydney Australia, The Rumjacks kick it with a profane but fun romp of a protest song.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you tomorrow (unless the internet is shut down due to the mass hysteria over The Virus).

 


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