Posts Tagged ‘Ray McKinley’

Saturday Matinee – Bunk Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Here’s Louis Armstrong from1953, “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue.” He recorded the song in 1927 with his first band, The Hot Five. (If that link don’t shine, try this.)

Ray McKinley with Bobby Nichols (cornet) and Lennie Hambro (clarinet) circa 1960.

Pete Fountain has his own take, too.

The Marsalis Family did their own take of the classic, circa 2009.

That should do for now. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow whether you like it or not.

Saturday Matinee – Ella Mae Morse, Ray McKinley, Will Bradley, Daddy Slack, Maurice Rocco, Mabel Lee, Commander Cody, Jerry Garcia, Elvis Costello and Sammy Hagar… and Leon Redbone.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

I’d forgotten all about Ella Mae Morse until I restumbled upon her here. Freddy “Daddy” Slack, along with Ray McKinley and Will Bradley provided the backup. The Will Bradley Trio was a small big band that never quite found their niche, but left a big mark.

Never heard of  ’em? Try this.

Here’s Maurice Rocco, a poundin’ on the whites and a slappin’ on the blacks in this version of McKinley & Bradley’s classic “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar.” (See any influence on Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis there?)

Meanwhile, here’s Commander Cody, Jerry Garcia, Elvis Costello and Sammy Hagar, all in one pile of stuff that you’re probably glad you didn’t pay to see. Good god that’s embarassing.  I’ll tell you the truth, I didn’t listen to the whole trainwreck either. My heroes are gone… except for one.

Saturday Matinee: Jerrie Thill, Ray McKinley, Gene Vincent & Clifford Stoll.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

We have a very eclectic combination this weekend.  You’re gonna like ’em.

Oddness alert: Jerrie Thill, and  Allee Willis. [Found here.]

Ray McKinley‘s band with “Big Boy” (featuring Imogene Lynn) and “Jive Bomber.” These appeared in a 1942 short that included “St. Louis Blues.”

Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps’ “Baby Blue” from the 1958 movie “Hot Rod Gang.”  Oh yeah.

18 Minutes with Clifford Stoll, an amazing guy with a lot of things he’s not going to talk about.  (This is the same guy who more recently was mocked for a Newsweek article he wrote in 1995 regarding the future of the Internest… and was wrong.)  I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the inspiration for Dr. Emmet Brown,  played by Christopher Lloyd, in the movie “Back To The Future.”  This one is mandatory viewing here, so grab a snack and a beverage and watch the whole thing.

[Found at Neatorama.]


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