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Posts Tagged ‘bass’

Saturday Matinee – Christopher Ameruoso, Sonia Sanchez, & The Rave Ups.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Don’t know much about these two, but I’ll say this. Christopher Ameruoso has a nice cigar-box slide style, but he’d do better without his cutesy mugging. On the other hand, any woman who can slap a lime green stand-up bass like Sonia Sanchez gets my vote.

Serious PsychoPunkaBilly there, and Sanchez slaps the hell out of that bass. Let’s take it down a notch. I was about to post The Rave Ups’ classic “In My Gremlin” but maybe we should go with this instead.

What a great groove. The Rave Ups were underrated and deserved more recognition IMO, but MO doesn’t count, by the way.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something different tomorrow.

P.S. To the guy who got out of his truck to tell me that my brake lights were out, THANK YOU. It explains a couple of close calls I saw in my rear view mirror…

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Saturday Matinee – Bert The Turtle, Time for Sushi & Jaco Pastorious

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Bert The Turtle showed children how to survive a nuclear attack – assuming they’re far enough away from Ground Zero to have time to react. The film was shown in schools from 1952 into the 1990s.

David Lewandowski‘s “Time for Sushi” (2017) is pure disturbed weirdness. (His 2013 vid “Late For Meeting” is a classic.)

The late Jaco Pastorius was one of the greatest jazz-funk fretless bass players in modern times, IMO. [Video h/t TITH]

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll do something just as fun tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Wrestling Women, Listing Ships & Keith Ferguson

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Women’s wrestling c.1950 features Ramona Isabella & Ethel Johnson vs. Babs Wingo and Marva Scott [via].

“Waiter, there’s a table in my soup.” -YouTube Commenter

It’s a compilation. Dates, locations and ships are not indicated, but that’s some serious listing. I’d have been hiding in my cabin and praying that the Dramamine didn’t wear off [via].

How about some retro rock?

This one dates from the mid to late 80’s during a resurgence of roots rock / rockabilly spearheaded by The Stray Cats. This was the heyday of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Keith Ferguson was their left-handed bassman before he left to form his own band The Tail Gators (yeah, I have some of their vinyl). Ferguson died in 1997 at the age of 50 from liver failure according to Wiki.

Big Guitars From Texas didn’t hit my radar, but there they are, live at Dixie’s Bar and Bus Stop in Austin TX, and featuring Evan Johns, Don Leady, Denny Freeman, Frankie Camaro, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck, Circa 1985-86.

Have a great weekend folks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for more awesome.

 

Saturday Matinee – Rudy Mancuso, Frank Zappa, Bobby Bare & OJAY

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Yeah, I’m easily amused, but the bubble wrap effect is awesome.

Animated 1971 interview of Frank Zappa (Mothers 2.0 era). 1971 was a bad year for FZ. The animation has a poor caricature by someone who doesn’t know what FZ looked like back then, yet some of the comments are classic non-politically-correct statements.

This seems to be turning into another accidental eclectic collection, and since tomorrow is SUPERBOWLLI let’s go with one of the most popular football songs of all time.

The Pride of Ironton, Ohio, Bobby Bare‘s 1976 hit “Drop Kick Me Jesus” was voted one of the most popular of the classic football-themed songs on this site, at least in the comment section.

Here’s a heavy-duty banger-thumper.

Dude’s got some good licks with a nice rhythm recoil.

Have a great weekend folks, and I hope Atlanta kicks the crap out of New England just because.

Cigar Box Bass Diddley Bow

Monday, 23 May 2016

Cigar Box Bass

I’d love to know who those guys were and what that bass sounded like. Gimme a heads up with a link if you know.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Rain in Los Angeles, Bass Bash & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Saturday, 17 October 2015

STORM WATCH! [via].

There’s something really wrong with bass players, and I’ve got a Rickenbacker.

Simmer down, y’all, a’cause The Mighty Mighty Bosstones be done say so.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here in a few.

Saturday Matinee – All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Postmodern Jukebox‘s “All About That Bass” has just the right amount of slink with a cool bass stunt.

There’s some serious funkslappin going on in Marcus Miller‘s 2008 jam version of Tower of Power‘s 1973 hit “What Is Hip.”

This 6-string bass street jammer’s pretty good, too.

We’ve posted Willie Dixon‘s classic “Bassology” before, and it’s a good wrap up for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – The Yoshida Brothers, Mean Mary James & Sarah jaroz

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Yoshida Brothers rock. Here’s their Wiki entry if you’re curious. [via]

Mean Mary James rips traditional song “Cripple Creek” on banjo live at WPRK. You want a faster version? You won’t find it.

Sarah Jarosz on mandolin, with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello, recorded April 2010, is a nice version of Tom Wait‘s song from “Mule Variations” (1999). Personally, I like Waits’ version better because gravel and petunias work for me on happy songs.

There are some great tunes hidden in the back of Tom Waits’ attic under the Swanson TV Dinner trays, matchbox covers, PEZ dispensers and Bazooka Joe coupons for free 6-inch long telescopes.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’re gonna post something else that’s completely inane tomorrow.

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.

Bassilica

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

[Image from here, another inside image here.] h/t KT


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