Saturday Matinee – The Kiffness w/ The Joy, Buddy Guy w/ Chris Duarte & 国本武春, and Kid Ramos w/ The Memphis Kings

David Scott, aka The Kiffness, an artist from South Africa, is known for his collabs with interesting people and animals from around the world. The Joy – Isencane Lengane is an a capella group also from South Africa.

Buddy Guy with Chris Duarte and 国本武春, Takeharu Kunimoto, a prominent Japanese ‘shamisen’ player on a Japanese Game Show, 1995.

That’s a Fast Boat to China. Kid Ramos with Paul Pigat, Mike Turturro & Ron Felton at Tommy Harkenrider‘s house, 2015.

Hope hurricane Ian passed you by, and if he didn’t, hope the damage was minimal. If it wasn’t, wish you and yours a speedy recovery. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – A Band of Bees, The Hi-Jivers & The Future Shape of Sound

A Band of Bees got a bit of swampy jug band in their blood.

Nashville retro-rockers The Hi-Jivers, filmed in the Torremolinos hills of Spain during the 2020 Rockin’ Race Jamboree.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums

Lord help me. I don’t think I’ve heard shakedown gospel this good since Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This is The Future Shape of Sound.

Gonna get hot again this week, maybe get wet, maybe not. See you back here tomorrow for an in-depth discussion, or maybe we’ll do something else instead.

Saturday Matinee – Cooder, Mahal & Cooder, Duane Eddy & La Mississippi

Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, with Joachim Cooder on drums, from Get On Board, a tribute to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Great country blues.

Mancini’s classic by the Titan of Twang himself, Duane Eddy.

The Mississippi Blues Band formed in Buenos Aires in 1989. Renamed La Mississippi, they released their debut recording, Mbugi in 1993.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, and if you’re driving somewhere, don’t complain about the traffic – once you pull out of your driveway, you ARE the traffic. See ya tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Aaron Moloney, Markus Proske & Lollypop Lorry

Aaron Moloney‘s Toast (2017) won an RTÉ 60 Second Short Award.

Markus Proske‘s 4-string electric cigar box guitar.

Lollypop Lorry covered the Wailers’ / Skatalites’ 1964 hit Simmer Down in style – wait for the trumpet solo. Not bad for a ska band from Russia.

Okay, outta steam, outta time, gotta go, be back tomorrow, seeya.

Tautophonic Hot Links

Who’s Been Talking, Howlin’ Wolf (1970) Sometimes mistitled Cause Of It All, Chester Burnett’s recording from the The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (Chess 1971) is a classic. Backing musicians for this track included   Eric Clapton, Lafayette Leake, Hubert Sumlin, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman.

Robotics.

This is The End.

Earthmover artistry.

Meanwhile in the belfry.

If true, this is disturbing news.

Hoogerbrugge’s Hotel was awesome.

What an honor! Thanks Mme. Jujujive!

Pelican trying to eat a capybara [via Bunkerville].

Church puzzled by low attendance at men’s conference.

[Top image: Still from After the Storm.]


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Saturday Matinee – Bobby Banas, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Zontar Venus, and MonoNeon w/ Davey Nathan,

He was 30 years old when he ripped up The Judy Garland Show in 1964. From the Utoobage comments:
“The ‘Best Boy Dancer’ happened to be the choreographer for this dance. His name is Bobby Banas. He also played Joyboy in Westside story.”
I’d say the girl did a bang up job but she got no credit.

Al Jackson Jr., Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Booker T. Jones,
aka Booker T. & the M.G’s, groovin’ in 1971.

Zontar Venus. You’re on you’re own with this one. [h/t Gord S.]

Modern soulfunkgroove (with some serious technical music skills embedded).
MonoNeon: lead vocal, background vocals, guitar, bass;
Davy Nathan: keyboards, drum programming.

Guess that’ll do for now. Hope the summer heat is cooling down to a  more tolerable level for y’all, and remember: it ain’t the heat, it’s the humanity. See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Dixie Hummingbirds, A1 Hundo & The Brothers Comatose

The Dixie Hummingbirds on Jubilee Showcase in 1964. James Walker on lead vocals. Formed in 1928, and with changing lineups, they have performed for over 90 years.

A1 Hundo resurrects the grooves of Booker T. & The MG’s. Hard to find anything about the band.

The Brothers Comatose did a happy doomsday song.

Gotta go, but we’ll be back tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

Saturday Matinee – Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Justin Johnson & Altered Five Blues Band

Little Charlie & The Nightcats featured Rick Estrin on harp.

Justin Johnson cranked it up, floored it and blew the doors off. One of the greatest slide players around.

Altered Five Blues Band powers it up and flips the switch.

Kinda ran out of time (and steam) tonight, so I’ll make it short.
Seeya.
Tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Heimatdamisch, The Iguanas & Tab Benoit

Highway to Hesse? Bon Goes to Bitburg? The Heimatdamisch is pure Oberkreiner rock.

The Iguanas album Nuevo Boogaloo (1994) had some catchy tunes, this being one of them. The Tex-Mex band from New Orleans has been doing it for decades on vinyl, stage, television and movies.

Tab Benoit, live at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 24 June 2022. Great hard driving blues. Not sure of the band lineup, unless it’s Swampland Jam.
Backing Benoit is Corey Duplechin on bass, Chip Vayenas on drums.
[h/t Lobo91, who was there.]

Long weekend for those who deserve it (like all of you reading this) and we’ll see you back here tomorrow just for the hell of it.

Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Weeki Wachee Mermaids present an all new show featuring “Alice’s” new adventures in the watery depths of the “Spring of Live Mermaids” located on Florida’s West Coast at the Junction of U.S. 19 and Florida 50.

They Wonder Who I Am, Lightnin’ Hopkins (1955)Samuel JohnLightninHopkins (1912-1982) was 8 when he was introduced to the blues by Blind Lemon Jefferson and was inspired to make a cigar box guitar. Jefferson later tutored him and reportedly never let another guitarist accompany him.

Instant Karma.

Basketmobiles.

Invisible Magic.

360 degrees of a street.

How to hide from a bear.

Shooting pool on a rolling sea.
[h/t Bunkerville]

His lawnmower wasn’t manly enough.

The story behind Todd Rundgren’s Hello It’s Me.
[Facebook link h/t Octo.]

The Arctic is having the coldest summer on record.

[Top image: Found in Bad Postcards.]


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