Saturday Matinee – The Ides of March, Lucky Chops & GA-20

“This is really a monster song; no matter which dial you punch on that radio, you’ll hear this one.”
I don’t know about punching dials, but The Ides of March helped bring the horns back into rock with Vehicle (1970).

Lucky you. It’s Pizza Day via Lucky Chops.

Nice cover of Mel London‘s Cut You A-Loose.
GA-20 came onto my radar relatively recently, and they definitely got the sound.

Looks like it’s gonna be a nice weekend despite what everyone says. See you back here tomorrow.

Vulpecular Hot Links

ShineStéphane Grappelli (1990) “The grandfather of jazz violinists,” Stéphane Grappelli (1908-1997) continued playing concerts around the world well into his eighties. The jazz standard Shine dates to 1910, and the lyrics are about racism.

Ella’s Shine.

Turtle twerks.

Buenas noches

August is John Lee Hooker Month.

What you want and when you want it?

Filter lets you see yourself without glasses.

Robert Wardlow compared to Shaquille O’Neill.

Earliest known audio of ZZ Top. [R.I.P. Dusty Hill.]

@WorldBollard has 28.2K followers on Twitter. It’s about bollards.

Create a Circle Infographic of who you (or anyone else) have most interactions with on Twitter.

Saboteur who destroyed the warship USS Bonhomme Richard has been arrested. (I posted the link on Facebook with a two-word comment. “Hang him.” That earned me a 3-day suspension for hate speech or something.)

[Top image: “Each Finger Pointed Towards The Open Way In Front” – Illustration by John Augustus Knapp, from John Uri Lloyd’s Etidorhpa (1895). “Etidorhpa” is the backward spelling of the name “Aphrodite.”]


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Saturday Matinee – Otis Rush, Dale Watson and Fred Wesley & The New JBs

I went downstairs, made a cup of coffee, had a chat with the neighbor, took the clothes in, came back up to my laptop, and he was still holding the first “Well”.

Otis Rush (1934-2018) plays Willie Dixon‘s classic I Can’t Quit You Baby. Can’t confirm the date or show of this vid.

Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame and the Memphis sound (despite hailing from Austin) is right up there with Johnny, Willie & Waylon – and a lot of others.

Fred Wesley & The New JBs is comprised of:

Fred Wesley – trombone
Gary Winters – trumpet
Phillip Whack – saxophone
Bruce Cox – drums
Dwayne Dolphin – bass
Reggie Ward – guitar
Peter Madsen – keyboards

Happy Independence Day weekend to all. Don’t get too ‘splodey tomorrow – you’re gonna want to be whole come Monday.

Saturday Matinee – Bobby Ramone, America Paz, Greensky Bluegrass & GA-20

GANJA GANJA HEY!

1. I Don’t Wanna Stand Up
2. Stirring In My Room
3. Today One Love, Tomorrow The World
4. Jamming Affairs
5. Three Little Surfin’ Birds
6. Kaya Bop
7. Glad To See You Cry
8. Is This Love Kills
9. Bye Bye Redemption


America Paz: “I spent three years playing on the street in Chile – when the video went viral my career changed.” More about her here.

Greensky BluegrassLiving Over reminds me of some of the stuff I’d listen to on early morning cross-country roadtrips many years ago.

GA-20 does a mighty fine cover of Billy The Kid Emerson‘s No Teasin’ Around (1954). I need to pay more attention to these guys from Boston.

That’ll do for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Rock on me bloogies, have a great weekend, and we’ll think of something else to do tomorrow.

Nyctanthous Hot Links

Harlem Nocturne, The Viscounts (1959)The Viscounts’ only hit was released in 1959 and peaked at No. 53 on Billboard’s Top !00. It was re-released in 1966 and made it to No. 39.

Tabasco.

Double Lou.

Solar panels.

Bumbling bees.

Ripped jeans & sunburns.

Now about those face apps.

This is on my Gotta Watch list.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

The last Blockbuster store Tweets.

Star Trek death rates by uniform color.

Random stuff video has some funnies.

Pick one, hit play and close your eyes.

LOBSTERMAN SWALLOWED AND PUKED UP BY WHALE

[Top image: I was looking for something to go with the music and found Fleur de Guerre, a vintage model from the UK. Her Twitter profile states, “I like old stuff, wrestling & heavy metal.”]


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Saturday Matinee – Old Buckers, Roy Buchanan, Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers

Buckin’ and beer. Buck dancing is related to clogging, flat footing, step dancing, and this film from the 1950s refers to it as skiffle. You already know about beer.

Roy Buchanan, aka “The World’s Greatest Unknown Guitarist,” from a PBS documentary 1971. Buchanan was most famously associated with a 1953 Fender Telecaster nicknamed ‘Nancy’. In 1988 he was arrested for public intoxication and was found hanged from his own shirt in the Fairfax County Virginia Jail. He was 48.

Pete Anderson was “the very first true rocker in the entire former Soviet Union” and formed The Swamp Shakers in Riga, Latvia, in 2009. Anderson passed away in 2016, but The Swamp Shakers continue performing as a trio.

Getting kinda late, so I’ll wrap this up and send it off to the internest. Have a great weekend, we’ll have more fun tomorrow.

Adiapneustial Hot Links

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


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Saturday Matinee – Romdraculas Firenze w/ Jun-Hyuk Choi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Eels & Messer Chups

In 2016, Korean tourist Jun-Hyuk Choi asked to borrow the bass and sat in with some buskers in Florence, Italy. The trio is Romdraculas Firenze.

Influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal, Rodrigo y Gabriela eventually got tired of the Mexican rock scene. In 1999, despite not speaking English, they moved to Dublin, Ireland and were a hit. They’ve done much more since. More about them here.]

Aw yeah! The Eels vid is an odd one, kinda fits my attitude. The song was released in Japan in 2001, U.S. in 2002, on the album of the same name. The video volume is a bit low, so if you turn it up, turn it back down so you don’t blow your spickers.

Messer Chups doesn’t appear in my “suggested for you” Utoobage, but I know where to find them: St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re listed under vampire space zombie surf rock. Oleg Gitaracula – Guitar; Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums

“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”


Hey, Utoob. Just because I click on a random video out of curiosity doesn’t mean that I like garbage like this, so you can remove it from the “suggested for you” list. I’d really appreciate it, because I’m only interested in finding the really good stuff.

Three day weekend for some of you out there, but we’ll hold down the fart until you return. See you then.

Saturday Matinee – Joey Ramone, Geddy Lee, Stanley Clarke & The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Joey Ramone‘s song and stop-motion vid New York City were made and released in 2012, 11 years after his death. The song was an overdub of a demo tape. Tommy Erdlai (Tommy Ramone) is in there somewhere (I think that’s him at 02:57).

Geddy Lee cranks it. I should have paid more attention to Rush; I liked the sound but couldn’t stand the vocals.

Stanley Clarke‘s Touch, live at the Newport Jazz Festival (2003). Another amazing bass solo (with some annoying narration stuck in the middle of it).

Delvon Lamarr – Hammond B3 organ
Jabrille “Jimmy James” Williams – guitar
David McGraw – drums
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (aka DLO3) grooves it. Someone in the vid comments said the guitar sounds like Hendrix doing jazz. Someone else noted that the bassman is playing with his feet.

Hope those of you getting hammered by the record breaking cold get some relief soon, and that the following thaw doesn’t make it worse. We’ll all be here tomorrow. See you then.

2 Up and 2 Back Double Cross Hot Links

The Madison Time Parts 1 & 2, Ray Bryant Combo (1960)The Madison Time was a party record (for its namesake line dance) featuring calls by Eddie Morrison.

DIY Madison instructions (free .pdf download).

Cambodia holds the Guinness World Record for largest Madison dance (2015).


Stoot.

Iguanas.

NOSE VIEW.

The Age of Scurvy.

QAnon and apophenia.

The Feldenkrais Method?

If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey.

The Hoo-Hoo Degree Team ca. 1930.

Hard to believe, but this is NOT a zebra.

Huge amorphous blob eats oatmeal and learns.

China still operates coal-fired steam engines [via].

You must unify with us because we will not unify with you. Check out the comments for more fun.


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Bonus via Mme. Jujujive: Chinese Road Service.