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Posts Tagged ‘blues’

Saturday Matinee – John Lee Hooker, Peter Wolf & the J. Geils Band & John Lee Hooker

Saturday, 13 April 2019

The J. Geils Band cranked that blues classic 180 degrees in 1970.

John Lee Hooker doubled down and reclaimed it in October 1992.

 

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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Saturday Matinee – Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers Live. From the Utoobage comments: “He had six fingers on his left hand.”

Little Walter’s Jump, 1967. From here:
Little Walter‘s harp is accompanied by Hound Dog Taylor (guitar), Dillard Crume (bass), and Odie Payne (drums), at the 1967 “American Folk Blues Festival” in Germany just months before his death.”

Who else was at that venue? Bukka White, Skip James, Koko Taylor, Son House and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. All blues greats, without a doubt. So let’s go with this:

Yeah, Eric Clapton ripped off “Key To The Highway,” but he also paid many cool tributes, including this version with The Allman Brothers Band.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more you know what.

Saturday Matinee – Rail Bicycling, Eliese LeGrow Bo Diddley & Dick Dale

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Rail bicycling looks like fun out in the open, but it would spook the hell out of me on the bridges. One rogue gust of wind blows you away, one mis-timed tunnel and you go splat. Nice vid with nice music.

Elise LeGrow took Bo Diddley’s classic and made it nasty.

Bo Diddley was a national treasure who got ripped off big time by the recording industry, partly due to his own ignorance of copyright law. The vid is from about 2008.

We lost another Great One this past week.

R.I.P. Richard Anthony Monsour aka Dick Dale (1937- 2019).

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here in 24 or more.

Saturday Matinee – G-AAH, Billy Strings, Billy Gibbbons & Stéphane Grappelli

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Aviator Amy Johnson was honored with an Underwood typewriter animation.tribute [via]. She achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot or aviatrix to fly solo from England to Australia. She flew the G-AAAH Jason, a second-hand trainer airplane.

Billy Strings [h/t windbag].

Billy Gibbons with ratrods [h/t Octopus].

Stéphane Grappelli

Great early morning road trip music back when I was running early morning road trips. 1930s sunrise swing always worked for me.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Teensy Weensy Weaponry, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, John Lee Hooker w/ Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Etta James & others

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Small firearm demonstration [via].

One of the greatest spaghetti western themes ever, composed Ennio Morricone, performed live by the The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Sarah Hicks.

John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Etta James and others, live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco on 18 July1986 [via]. I think that’s Elvin Bishop stepping in about 00:06:40.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow for other inane stuff.

Saturday Matinee – George Thorogood, The Gary Cain Band, and Samantha Fish

Saturday, 20 October 2018

George Thorogood & The Destroyers Live on 19 May 2017 in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The Gary Cain Band live at The Golden Pheasant in St. Catharines, Ontario 19 December 2015.

Samantha Fish makes it look so easy, but it’s not.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more stuff.

 

Saturday Matinee – Prancercise®1989, Cow Catcher, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood & Someone Who Sounds Exactly Like Howlin’ Wolf

Saturday, 13 October 2018

“Check out the Prancercise Website Here: http://www.prancercise.com This video shows the 4 modes of Prancercise® .You can visit me at http://www.prancercise.com where you can learn more about Prancercise®: “A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and is ideally induced by elation.” copyright 1989, taken from my book Prancercise®:The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence, now available to the public for the first time!”

Good God. How embarrassing. And hilarious [via].

Awesome. I want to know the size of her pet door [via].

Lindsay Buckingham got fired from Fleetwood Mac and I don’t know why. I also don’t care.
[Somewhat related Beat Farmers recording here.]

I don’t care about Mick Fleetwood either, but he was/is one hella talent.

Cadillac in the Swamp is a torrid, steaming album, powered by the gutsy, powerful songwriting and singing of harpist Anthony Thompson. Smokehouse reworks the deep, swampy groove of New Orleans and Delta blues, adding the electric energy of Chicago blues. Thompson is a raw, greasy harmonica player, evoking the classic licks of Little Walter. He’s not as good a singer — his range is quite limited — but he is a forceful and emotional vocalist and he’s one hell of a songwriter; unlike many of his contemporaries, he is not afraid of tackling big social issues. Guitarist Robert Thomas is equally impressive, spitting out firey solos and muscular riffs throughout the record. That musical dexterity and sinewy energy shines throughout Cadillac in the Swamp, a first-rate modern blues album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG Enjoy !!!

I don’t know where that recording came from, but it sounds a lot like Howlin’ Wolf to me. Nasty blues with a very cool video.

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

Saturday Matinee – Fishbone, Ry Cooder & Justin Johnson

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Fishbone was, and is, one of the tightest high-speed ska bands I ever heard. [The above is dedicated to Professor Christine Ford, whose evil testimony under oath has been proven to be fabricated in order to impune the character of an innocent man.]

One of the best slide guitar players in the business. Ry Cooder‘s 1988 swamp rock take on Elvis‘ “All Shook Up” was awesome.

Killer stuff from Justin Johnson. Turn it up. It’s the musical equivalent to stress on the 405 through L.A. at rush hour and I love it.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here after I tear up my kitchen tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Marshall Tucker Band, Sam The Sham & James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Saturday, 8 September 2018

In the late 70s, there was a shift away from hard rock, pop, disco, and other over-produced gag-inducing genres, and I took a liking to Country Rock Jazz fusion. The Marshall Tucker Band caught my ear with “The Last of the Singing Cowboys,” one of the prettiest songs ever written, featuring one of the greatest country rock vocalists ever: Doug Gray (and yeah, that’s one silly-ass hat on the guitar player.)

Domingo “Sam” Samudio is still live and howlin’ in this vid from 2000. IIRC, Sam took his nic “The Sham” because he only knew 3 chords. “Little Red Riding Hood” is probably my favorite STSATP song – even in elementary school we got the innuendo. “Oh, That’s Good” was fun due to our juvenile misinterpretation of the lyrics: “He operated on my 3rd leg…”

Okay, um, let’s move on.

Never heard of James “Super Chikan” Johnson? Crank it up.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more inanity.

Saturday Matinee – Captain Beefheart, BeauSoleil & George Thorogood

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Complete Captain Beefheart concert, possibly in Toronto 1974 [via]. I saw CB and his Magic Band live in the early 80s at The [famous but now defunct] Golden Bear in Huntington Beach California. Bizarre tribal rhythmical poetry during his “Bat Chain Puller” tour.

BeauSoleil undated and completely awesome.

George Thorogood‘s vid from 1982 included cameos by pool sharp Wiilie Mosconi and the late great Bo Diddley.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, folks.


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