Saturday Matinee – Aluminum & Mercury Amalgamation, Capybara Soul & Leon Redbone

Okay. I’m impressed. The timelapse is killer.

Eddie Murphy‘s James Brown‘s Capybara Hot Tub is awesome [via].

Everybody needs some Leon once in a while, so there you go.

Have a great holiday weekend, folks, see y’all back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Green Beret, Butane James & The Flames, & The Shadows

Odd scary animation. I love it.

Hardest Working Knees In Show Business.
(This one goes out to you, Calo. Chin up always.)

The Shadows were smokin’ on Lawrence Welk circa 1960.

Have a great weekend, folks. Remember to leave the seat up after you’re done peeing on it and always flush with your feet. All you guys, please do the same, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Bustin’ Off The Ice, Japanese Graduation Ceremony, The Third Degree & The Heavy

“Ostra zima na Papieskiej w Nowym Sączu!”
One Rubber Mallet in Poland.

Incomprehensible Japanese Graduation Ceremony is awesome. [via]

The Third Degree is an Aussie band specializing in retro R&B and does it well. That lead singer’s got the vibe of early James Brown and Smokey Robinson, backed up by the Bar-Kays.

The Heavy  has a great mix of funk, soul & swamp rock style (even though they blatently stole from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins).

I heard that the SuperBowl is coming up. Chili by 3, Broncos by 10. Have a great weekend, folks, see you tomorrow.

James Brown was Stillborn.

James Brown Star Time 1 James Brown Star Time 2

James Brown Star Time 2a

Not to disparage the late Butane James, but being born dead and recovering is one helluva fetus. Aside from that, this compilation is completely awesome.

Sunday Matinee – Tim, Cab, James, Etta & Dr. John

Nice groove, tip from coldwarrior.

Cab Calloway’s “Reefer Man.”

Butane James lipsynchs to his classic in front of a bunch of white kids.  Note that the footwork is not lipsynched.

Etta James was not pretty, but this song is, especially when she’s accompanied by Dr. John Rebennack, and to be fair, he’s never been pretty either.

Have a great weekend folks, what’s left of it, and be back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Powr

The Powr of One…
[via Woosk.]

Powr-ful Stuff – the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Soul Powr – JB

Towr of Powr.

Saturday Matinee: Rays

The Ray Beats had a great album, “Guitar Beat.”  Get it.

The Rays: Silhouettes, 1957.  Another great Chess Records group.

Ray Price. His Cherokee Cowboys included the likes of Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, and Johnny Paycheck, so quit snickerin’ y’all.


Okay. This kinda stuff is obnoxious and completely unnecessary in Bunk’s opinion.  Sort of like taking your favorite beer, wine, champagne, brandy, whiskey, bourbon,  gin and tequila, dumping it all in a plastic trash can, and declaring the resulting cacaphony great.

But there ARE some greats on that stage, including  Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B. King, Little Richard (who tells everyone to go home), Bo Diddley, Fats Domino (?), and Jerry Lee Lewis (whose microphone should have been left turned off).

Who else did I miss in that awesome lineup?

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