Johnny “Johnny Blues” Cárdenasis is a blind self-taught street musician from Santiago, Chile, who plays nothing but roots blues. There are interviews with him on the Utoobage, but they lack captions and my Spanish is rusty.
Long intro, but song starts at about 0:2:10. Mike Zito from August 2018.
Looks like some of you are in for some global cooling this weekend. If your house seems chilly, just step outside for five minutes and come back in – it’ll warm the house up good. Hunker down, and we’ll thaw out something fun for tomorrow.
Marie, The Four Tunes (1953)The Four Tunes originated from The Brown Dots, a quartet started in New York City by Ivory “Deek” Watson after he split from the Ink Spots in late 1944. Marie was written by Irving Berlin and first recorded by Nat Shilkret & the RCA Victor Orchestra (as The Troubadors) in 1928.
Just rediscovered this 2008 Russian compilation of animations done with Post-It Notes (by Andrey Bakhurin).
“Welcome to ‘Trombone Talk’ and today’s guest is Stephen Walker (I call him Steve). He is one of my old friend since I’ve been here, we used to hang around at the YUKI Izakaya on Frenchmen Street (they closed down in October 2016), and yes, great Trombone player.”
That’s some class clowning. While street performing in Paris, Avner Eisenberg (aka Avner the Eccentric) was once arrested for buffoonery in public.
Space surf funk jazz mixed with world music = Khruangbin.
The name is Thai for “aeroplane,” and they make their recordings in a barn in Burton, Texas (pop. 300). There’s more about them here than on their cool website.
Formed in 2004, L.A.’s Raskahuele Estridente is sort of a latino version of Fishbone, and I like their style. Their song topics include socio-political / immigration issues mixed in with fun stuff.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, fight for the leftovers, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.