Posts Tagged ‘Doug and the Slugs’

Saturday Matinee – The Fabulous Bingo Brothers, Neil Innes, Cab Calloway with The Nicholas Bros. and Doug & The Slugs

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Fabulous Bingo Brothers: Eric Idle and Neil Innes ca. 1975.

“Protest Song.” I remember this parody of Bob Dylan by Neil Innes. “I suffered for my music, and now it’s your turn.”

I attempted to play that song years ago: the vocals, harmonica and guitar parts are easy, but I discovered that I can’t do any two of them at the same time. More recently I found that I can’t type transcripts from audio either, no matter how much I slow down the recordings. I guess it’s a brain fluke, or maybe it’s tied into being left-handed. I dunno, Babs…

Let’s go retro x 1943.

That there’s some incredible dancing that hurts to watch. From the UToobage description:

[It’s] a clip from the movie “Stormy Weather” (1943) featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing “Jumpin Jive”. After awhile they let the Nicholas Brothers jump in and lend their feet to the action.

Doug & The Slugs (recorded 1977-1992) were a popular band from Vancouver. Founder Doug Bennett passed away in 2004, but here’s one of his last perfomances.

Have a great weekend, folks. More to come.

Saturday Matinee – Giant Snail, Giant Slug, Doug & The Slugs, Sharks Took The Rest, & Tokyo Ska Paradise

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Glad those things don’t leap, but these slugs did:

We’ve featured Doug & The Slugs before. That vid dates to 1980, and 20 years later (the late) Doug Bennett was still singing the same song.

There just aren’t enough snail and slug songs IMO, but here’s “Snails” by Sharks Took The Rest. Not exactly my cup of gastropodia, but at least they contributed to the movement.
MOR SNALE SONGS PLZ

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is just the thing to wind up this Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Knuffingen Airport, Buster Keaton & Fatty Arbuckle, Gene Vincent, The Bees, Doug & The Slugs

Saturday, 19 November 2011

This is the biggest little airport, and it’s awesome. [via]

How to eat spaghetti correctly. Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle in 1918.

How to rock correctly. Gene Vincent in 1964.

Dedicated to the OWS crowd who can’t figure it out on their own.

Doug and the Slugs was a great bar band, fronted by the late Doug Bennett. and there’s proof.

Have a great weekend folks. Bunk off.


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