Saturday Matinee – Pupsi, Best Coast & Clarence Gatemouth Brown

All Star (Smashmouth cover) by Pupsi & The Melons. Watch the carving & tuning process, or jump to 1:44 for the song.

I heard a song years ago, lost the title and the band name, and after many failed attempts I gave up looking.  After all these years I found it:
Our Deal by Best Coast. Very cool 1960s reverb retro sound; there’s a live version here.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) was a rare talent, played multiple stylesm and if you told him a 10 penny nail was a musical instrument, he could play it.

Guess that’ll do for a last-minute collection, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more, you know, stuff.

Oh, and that song I’d been looking for since 2015? I found it here

Saturday Matinee – The Tornados, Grits & Greens, and Eric Bibb

The Tornados had a big hit with Telstar in 1962.  Their fourth single, Robot (1963) made No. 17 in the UK charts.

Grits & Greens are new on the Mississippi scene, but they sound like veterans. Formed in 2021, members are Ryann & Jesse McGhee (vocals, guitar); Kenny Paul Mann (bass, vocals); and Jackson Bounds (drums, vocals).

Born in New York, blues singer / songwriter Eric Bibb moved to Europe in 1970 and currently resides in Helsinki, Finland, with his Finnish wife Ulrika.

Guess that’ll have to do for now because I need a nap or two. See you tomorrow, rain or shine.

Saturday Matinee – Trombone Talk with Haruka Kikuchi, R.L. Boyce & friends, and The Stacy Mitchhart Band

Trombone Talk with Haruka Kikuchi (aka Queen of the Tailgate Trombone).

R.L Boyce jams with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Australia Jones, Sherena Boyce, Randy “19th Street Red” Cohen, Dave Hundrieser, Jay Bundy Johnson, Tommy “Ribs” Hillifer and others. Filmed at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and overdubbed from the album Rattlesnake Boogie.

The Stacy Mitchhart Band – Outta Cincinnati and on to Nashville, Mitchhart preaches the roots. Great stuff.

Not much left to do but have a great weekend and we’ll see you sometime tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Girl X, Roy Head, The Black Keys & Gary Clark Jr.

Twisted clay animation by Takena Nagaona:
“I began making clay animations at high school. I’m a huge fan of horror movies and metal music. My works are often renowned for violence and gore!”
[h/t Gorehound]

Roy Head (sans The Traits) showed off his JB moves  while lip-syncing on  Hollywood A Go-Go (a Shindig wannabe) in 1965. Too bad the vid fades out before the song is over.

The Black Keys are still at it.

Gary Clark Jr. set the surf on fire in 2016 with 10-1/2 minutes of pure awesome.

Have a peaceful Easter and take time to remember what it’s all about.

Kephalonomancing Hot Links

Slummin‘, Don and Dewey (1959) Don “Sugarcane” Harris (aka Don Bowman) and Dewey Terry never had any hits of their own but others did with covers of their songs. Sugarcane Harris had particular success playing electric violin as a sideman for Little Richard, Johnny Otis, John Mayall & Frank Zappa, and in the 1980s was a member of the punk/jazz/psychobilly group Tupelo Chain Sex.

Sunkitty.

Raven or crow?

expecto petronum

Construction horrors.

The Electric Vampire 1910.

Greta taught us everything.

Vacuuming with otters [via].

New Hampshire volcanoes and stonewalling [via].

DALL-E 2: Describe an image and let AI create it [via].

[Top image found in here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

Saturday Matinee – The Life Cycle of a Pea, Wayne Hancock & GA-20

The Life Cycle of Peas.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive].

“The only other guy who has more Hank Williams in him than me is Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock…” – Hank Williams III
Wayne Hancock covers Fats Waller because he can.

GA-20 covers Hound Dog Taylor because they should.

Have a great weekend, we’ll mess around with stuff tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Tielman Brothers, Undercover S.K.A. and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

They were the greatest early rock and roll band you never heard of.
The Tielman Brothers were of Indonesian/Dutch ancestry and made a name for themselves, first in East Indonesia, and later in the Netherlands. In 1958 they recorded Rock Little Baby of Mine, considered to be the first Dutch rock ‘n’ roll record

Undercover S.K.A., a third-wave band from San Francisco, began as a one-off gig for a backyard party in the 1990s. They lost band leader Bob Glynn in 2017.

Pure awesome.
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham “giving a free gig at Brewdog Shorditch; to win tickets you had to draw a picture of one of their songs,” 11 April 2012. Those are their parents filling in on bass and rhythm guitar. [Previously posted vids and info here.]

Have a great weekend and stuff. Here. Tomorrow. Be.

Saturday Matinee – Johnny Blues Cárdenasis, Percy Wiggins & The Bo-Keys, & Wycliffe Gordon’s Big Band

Johnny  “Johnny Blues” Cárdenasis is a blind self-taught street  musician from Santiago, Chile, who plays nothing but roots blues. There are  interviews with him on the Utoobage, but they lack captions and my Spanish is rusty.

The Bo-Keys featuring soul gospel singer Percy Wiggins.

Big band speed skat courtesy Wycliffe Gordon. The video comments section is an eyeroller.

Ran out of time for this edition – too much real life bouncing in my noggin. See you tomorrow when things cool down a tad.

 

Saturday Matinee – The Deadcats, The Hi-Jivers & The Paladins

The Deadcats, hellbilly rockers from Vancouver, B.C., are/were comprised of Chopper (guitar) Gorehound (guitar), Kermit Von Munster (upright bass) & Mike Mick Tupelo (drums)… of course. Nice horn section.

UPDATE: Got a response to that vid from an online friend:
“Hi Bunk, thanks for posting Motoloco, the line up is Chopper/Gorehound-Guitar, Mick Tupelo(RIP) Upright Bass, and Kermit Von Munster on Drums. That song got used in a video game somewhere so we got paid for it. We actually opened for the Paladins once in 1996, Deadcats have been defunct for quite a while, Mick was dealing with Muscular Distrophy. Our last gig was opening for the Necromantics, 4 big guys had to lift Mike up onstage.”  – Gorehound


The Hi-Jivers mix and match roots rock, blues & country. Yep, she’s got some pipes.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums

Glad to see The Paladins are still at it. I saw them years ago and remember them as the warmup band who showed up the headliner.

Looks like another monster storm coming for most of the States east of the Rockies in a couple of days. Wherever you’re at, hope the warnings are few and overstated, and we’ll be back for laundry day.

 

 

 

Saturday Matinee – Kay Kyser, John & Adrian, The Wheelgrinders & James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Kay Kyser (& his Kollege of Musical Knowledge) performed one of the strangest compositions I’ve heard recently. Invented in 1939, the Sonovox (or Talk Box)  was featured in many advertisements, and used for the voice of the talking train in Disney’s Dumbo. [Found here via here.]

Possibly the best lip sync  of Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs ever.  (That’s John and Adrian according to the YouTube post notes.) Whoop, la-di-dah.

The Wheelgrinders are three hep cats from Vancouver B.C. cranking some entirely bitchin’ roots rockabilly. [h/t Gord S.]

Famed Mississippi bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson plays a mean butterfly diddley bow.

Glad this week is over.  The wind is picking up, so keep an eye on the weather forecasts. Have a great weekend – be back here tomorrow just for the helluvit.

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