Saturday Matinee – Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers, The Clash, Petty Booka & Freshlyground

“Don’t be gaslightin’ me, MoFo.”
Jerry Casale (of DEVO fame) airs some grievances as Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers, a new release after a 15 year break. After three minutes of that I gotta rest my earballs.

The Clash, live at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, 1982.

Petty Booka features Petty and Booka, except Petty left in 1997 and was replaced with a different Petty, and in 2002 Booka left and a new Booka joined the new Petty. Here they are at Cheapo Disc in Austin, Texas, 2007 with a better version of Connie Francis’ song from 1962. (I don’t know why, but there’s some extraneous bluegrass filler from somewhere in El Paso).

UPDATE: Got a thank you note from Petty & Booka!

Freshlyground features Zolani Mahola (the one who sings) who has one of the prettiest voices I’ve heard. The band hails from Capetown, South Africa, and their style is Afro-eclectic pop jazz – at least that’s how my ears see it.

Gonna be a hot one tomorrow – Death Valley is expected to reach 130°F so don’t go there. Go somewhere else, point and laugh at someone for no reason, and have a great weekend.


Saturday Matinee – Fresh Guacamole, Freshlyground, Leon Russell & Friends

[h/t Bunkarina for finding this.]

“Pot Belly,” recorded in 2007 by South African band Freshlyground. Nice song with a cool video [via].

Here’s Freshlyground live with “Fire Is Low” from 2011.

Leon Russell celebrated his 71st birthday 2 April. From the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, here’s  his take on the Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and The Coasters‘ “Young Blood.”

The event was the first-ever benefit concert of such a magnitude and featured a supergroup of performers that included George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, the band BadfingerRavi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan [Wiki].

With that, we’re out of here. Have a great weekend folks.

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