Posts Tagged ‘Dixie Chicken’

Saturday Matinee – Charlie the Cow & Myles the Deer, Ruth Brown, Little Feat & Alabama Shakes

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Don’t ask, just watch.

Ruth Brown kicks it with Rainin’ Teardrops on Show Time at The Apollo (1955).

Little Feat (featuring Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris & Jessie Winchester) doing their 1973 swamp rock classic Dixie Chicken.

[Fun fact: Bassman Roy Estrada, one of the founders of the group, was also a founding member of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, later played with Captain Beefheart. He’s not performing anymore, won’t be eligible for parole until 2033 because this.]

Nice groove to wrap it up. Alabama Shakes on SNL in 2015.

Have a great weekend, folks, watch out for the black masks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for some reason.

Saturday Matinee – Plympton, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Bill Plympton is one of the last of the great hand-drawn animators. Amazing stuff, his.

I know this is early, but when I saw the post at Weasel Zippers about Holdren telling the FCC to force broadcasters to air “population control” messages, I thought of Chairman Mao.
Which naturally made me think of this: A version I’ve never heard–no Lowell George, but another very good (recently) dead guitar player.

Tip o’ the tarboosh to cbullit of Soylent Green for that link and comment.

So what the heck. Little Feat with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Jesse Winchester, all on the Midnight Special 1977.

Pure Three-Chord rock n roll from Iggy Pop. The perfect bass line cracks me up: bombombombombombombombom…

Haven’t posted any Tom Waits in a while, so here you go.  It’s all about the lies.


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