Saturday Matinee – Sadeck Waff, The Mound City Blue Blowers, Bette Midler & Los Lobos

Sadeck Waff, Oxandre Peckeu et 126 performers professionnels et amateurs. Remerciements à la Neodance Academy et leurs équipes pour le casting et la gestion des danseurs.

A clip from their 1931 short film Nine O’Clock Folks, The Mound City Blue Blowers featured Red McKenzie (kazoo), Jack Bland (Vega guitar) and Frank “Josh” Billings on suitcase. YouTube video description includes Eddie Condon, but I think that’s Eddie Lang on guitar. The movie title referred to the local curfew.

Bette Midler at her peak (circa 1984) with a killer cover.

One of the most underrated bands ever: Los Lobos, from How Will the Wolf Survive , 1984.

Well, dang. Down to the wire, out of time & out of steam. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Haruka Kikuchi & the Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band, Justin Johnson w/ Will Lee, & Los Lobos

Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band, featuring Haruka Kikuchi (aka Queen of the Tailgate Trombone) in 2017.

Justin Johnson & Will Lee cover Johnny Kidd & The Pirates‘  1960 hit. “It’s like surf rock, delta blues, and psychobilly just totally working together very nicely.” – YouTube comment

Los Lobos shook up some shakes in 2007.

Lotta stuff got shook up this week, haboobs flying everywhere, but it’s over for now. Gonna have a great weekend, hope you do also, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Stan Kenton, Miles Davis plays Herbie Hancock & Los Lobos Rocks.

Stan Kenton‘s version of “Malaguena” was amazing.

Herbie Hancock‘s “Watermelon Man” was an instant jazz classic in 1962, and this 1991 version features Miles Davis. Very cool.

Los Lobos son impresionantes como sus musica retros. Got that?

Have a great weekend peeps, and we’ll have more fun stuff coming up tomorrow. Promise.

 

Saturday Matinee – Some Donnas, La Bamba & Joe’s Garage

Woof. Yeah, that’s 10cc doing it’s best Zappadoowop attempt with “Donna.” A few days ago, “Brian” reminded me that 10cc sang what I mis-remembered as “I Wanna Be A Bus.” (See this post.)

Here are The Donnas doing their best Ramones impersonation with a puzzling and cheap video.

From The Donnas, we thought we’d find a video of Ritchie Valens singing “Donna,” but no dice. Jump search to “La Bamba” and there’s just garbage and clips of Lou Diamond Phillips limp sinking. So here’s the greatly underrated Los Lobos‘ version of the Mexican traditional song.

Since we started off with a brief reference to Zappa, here’s a double header from a 1980 concert in France. The segue line is perfect.

Be back here tomorrow for some cool stuff.

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