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Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’

Saturday Matinee – Strandbeest, Elvin Bishop & The Wailers

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Awesome mechanics.

Glad to see Elvin Bishop is still rockin’.
He won me over years ago when he shouted out a recipe for carp. [Dedicated to Retired Geezer.]

The Wailers‘ “Stir It Up” (1967) is possibly the best Reggae groove ever. This might be the 2nd best. Here’s the 10th best.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more aftershocks.

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Saturday Matinee – Retro TV, James Gang & Peter Tosh

Saturday, 1 July 2017

I remember some of those shows, and some of them were great.

I remember those guys, and some of their songs were great.

I remember this guy, and he was great.

Very few people could play Chuck Berry and out-do him on one of his own songs, but the late Peter Tosh pulled it off. Anyone ever hear Berry play reggae? Tosh is probably the reason.

Have a great holiday weekend, folks, and remember what it’s all about.  More coming up tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Charlie Musselwhite with Ben Harper, Walter Trout with Joe Bonamassa, & Anders Osborne

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Great jam from 2013 with Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite.

Walter Trout kicks Joe Bonamassa loose at the Winter Park “Blues From The Top” music festival in 2007.

Anders Osborne slides into Swamp/Soca/Reggae mashup with a nice groove.

Great stuff to rock you for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow whether you like it or not.

Saturday Matinee – UB40 w/Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders & Johnny Winter

Saturday, 15 February 2014

UB40 with Chrissie Hynde singing the 1965 Sonny & Cher hit.

“Middle of the Road” was one of a nice string of hits for The Pretenders. I can only imagine the royalties they’re receiving for “My City Was Gone” aka “Back To Ohio,” given that it’s Rush Limbaugh‘s appropriate themesong.

Okay, so much for a post-Valentines’ Day thing. Let’s rock.

The Johnny Winter Band, live in Copenhagen 1970. Bands like his scared the hell out of me, but I eventually I got it.

Rock on, Lil’ Sheba, and we’ll see you tomorrow for more stuff.

Saturday Matinee – The Spotnicks, The Specials, Bad Manners & Buddy Guy

Saturday, 7 December 2013

The Spotnicks’ “The Rocket Man” (1962). Pre-Devo awesome [via].

The Specials‘ “Ghost Town.” Too much fighting on the dance floor.

Ms. Wireways (?) a Jamaican radio DJ in Southern California in the ’80s, said this was the best reggae song ever. Bad Manners’ “Sampson & Delilah” fits the bill, even though the vid sucks donkeys. Close your eyes and listen instead – it is a pretty song.

Buddy Guy is one of the last original bluesmen. Here he is, backed up by G.E. Smith who is no slouch either.

That’s it for this edition. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Ry Cooder & David Lindley, Various Links, and The Marcels

Saturday, 22 June 2013


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Two old white guys munching de riddim: Ry Cooder & David Lindley.

This is kinda cool. Elvis’ version of “Blue Moon” jammed with a reggae beat that turns to ska and back. Unfortunately there’s no entertaining vid, so I’ll just post the link for the music. You’ll love it.

So where do we go from here? “Blue Moon” of course.

Billie Holiday

Frank Sinatra

Mel Tormé

Bob Dylan

The Marcels‘ version is my all time favorite, for what I hope are obvious reasons. Have a great weekend folks, and come back tomorrow for  more insipid and vapid trepanations.

Saturday Matinee – Marley/McCartney, Magic Sam & Jo Stance

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Paul McCartney / Bob Marley mashup works.

Magic Sam jam.

Jo Stance (featuring Johanna Försti) with some cool Helsinki funksoul.

What a way to Finnish the Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend.

Saturday Matinee – Jonathan Winters, Manu Chao, Gnarlemagne & Billy Cobham/George Duke Band

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Jonathan Winters (1925-2013) was the most talented improvisational comedian ever. R.I.P.

Manu Chao, Live Baionarena – Dia Luna Dia Pena. Chao’s got an interesting background that explains a lot of  his leftist politics.

Gnarlemagne‘s “Funky New Orleans” is some fun nasty ska.

“The Red Baron” by The Billy Cobham – George Duke Band, live at Montreax Switzerland in 1976. Very cool funk groove, featuring George Duke, John Scofield, Alphonso Johnson and Billy Cobham.

That’ll do for another edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks.

Saturday Matinee – The Channels, Little Isadore, The Hooters, Aswad & SRV

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Earl Lewis & The Channels in 1997. “The Closer You Are” was a regional hit in New York in 1956. (It was covered by Frank Zappa in 1984 who made it sound kinda creepy.)

Little Isadore & The Inquistors’ early R&B style is spot on. Can’t find much about LI, and maybe that’s a good thing. A googoyle search provides little, except that it lead me to Rob Hyman and a band I’d forgotten about.

Hyman was a founding member of The Hooters. I have one of their CDs, but I don’t remember what caught my ear aside from the eclectic sound. “Karla With a K” would have fit my playlist in the late 80’s.

Lessee, what else was I listening to back then? A wide variety, including these guys:

Aswad live at Sunsplash 1984. No, I was never a stoner, but I liked de riddims.

Before anyone thinks I was some kind of pre-hipster indie weenoid back then, this was what I cranked after the sun went down.

Have a great weekend folks (and remember that real dads hate Fathers Day).

Saturday Matinee – Pup Puppet, Eleven Roses 3D, The Skatalites, The Mighty Diamonds and The Supersuckers

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Guaranteed to make you smile. [Found here.]

Go find your 3D red/blue glasses for this one (or turn off the 3D and watch the 2D version).

Roots reggae with The Mighty Diamonds, live at Channel 1 in Kingston, Jamaica. Nice harmonies.

The Skatalites‘ classic “Simmer Down,” has great audio but a so-so video. So what, I like it.

And we’ll wrap up this babozo with The Supersuckers‘ “Born With A Tail.” (Some NSFK language.)

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more fun stuffage.



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