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Saturday Matinee – Elmore James Jr., The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, George Thorogood with Albert Collins & Elmore James

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Not sure what to make of this. The son of one of the greatest blues guitarists ever appeared on a Chicago children’s TV show in 2010 and lip-synched his way through the embarrassment. In the YouTube comments, his grandaughter posted her kudos:

There are a lot of Utoobage entries for Elmore James, but I couldn’t find any live video performances, so let’s go with some covers, with links to the original recordings.

In 1972, The Allman Brothers Band covered “One Way Out” (1961).

In 1980, ZZ Top covered Elmore James’ Dust My Broom (1951) which was itself a cover of Robert Johnson’s recording (1936).

In 1984, George Thorogood & Albert Collins nailed Elmore James’ Madison Blues (1960).

Great stuff that. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Bonus:

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Saturday Matinee – Bugging Insects, Anti-Water, Leon Redbone; Plus Lonnie Mack with SRV, Albert Collins & Roy Buchanan

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Bug a bug: Annoying a praying mantis. [Found here.]

I want this.  It would make clothes dryers and salad spinners obsolete. [Found here.]

Leon Redbone is in a class all by ourselves.

Lonnie Mack and SRV with “Double Whammy,” for preview only.

Lonnie Mack with Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan, “Further On Up The Road.” Whatta classic lineup.


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