Saturday Matinee – Sadeck Waff, The Mound City Blue Blowers, Bette Midler & Los Lobos

Sadeck Waff, Oxandre Peckeu et 126 performers professionnels et amateurs. Remerciements à la Neodance Academy et leurs équipes pour le casting et la gestion des danseurs.

A clip from their 1931 short film Nine O’Clock Folks, The Mound City Blue Blowers featured Red McKenzie (kazoo), Jack Bland (Vega guitar) and Frank “Josh” Billings on suitcase. YouTube video description includes Eddie Condon, but I think that’s Eddie Lang on guitar. The movie title referred to the local curfew.

Bette Midler at her peak (circa 1984) with a killer cover.

One of the most underrated bands ever: Los Lobos, from How Will the Wolf Survive , 1984.

Well, dang. Down to the wire, out of time & out of steam. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Stones, Otis Redding and Bette Midler

Phil reminded me of this classic from “Some Girls,” one of my favorite Stones albums. We played that album so often that if you held it up to the light you could see through it.  (It’s also a shame that our crack team of webminers had to  go to a Russian website to find Мик Джаггер и Кит Ричардс из этого шоу субботу вечером, что было жить из Нью-Йорка.)

So why stop there?  Here’s a more recent version of “Shattered”  from the same album.

From the album “Tattoo You,” the song “Waiting on a Friend”  goes back to 1970, and I’m not even gonna comment on what Mick is wearing.

Otis Redding couldn’t get no satisfaction, even with Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and the Memphis Horns backing him up.

Bette Midler’s take on “Beast of Burden” was excellent.

Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Papa Oom Mow Mow

gruberMeyer Kessler, aka Carl Ballantine/aka Lester Gruber/aka Ballantine the Great.

27 September 1919 – 3 November 2009.

Here’s the Beach Boys’ cover of the Rivingtons‘ classic,

…that was coopted by the Trashmen,

…that was covered by the Ramones. For a one chord song, it’s almost impossible to play without a vocal, and without a vocal, it’s not worth listening to.

Even the Oakridge Boys stole the line, but we have more class than to post that one, so here’s an ear cleaner instead.

Bette Midler’s version of the Stone’s “Beast of Burden.” Odd enough.

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