They were the greatest early rock and roll band you never heard of.
The Tielman Brothers were of Indonesian/Dutch ancestry and made a name for themselves, first in East Indonesia, and later in the Netherlands. In 1958 they recorded Rock Little Baby of Mine, considered to be the first Dutch rock ‘n’ roll record
Undercover S.K.A., a third-wave band from San Francisco, began as a one-off gig for a backyard party in the 1990s. They lost band leader Bob Glynn in 2017.
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham “giving a free gig at Brewdog Shorditch; to win tickets you had to draw a picture of one of their songs,” 11 April 2012. Those are their parents filling in on bass and rhythm guitar. [Previously posted vids and info here.]
Have a great weekend and stuff. Here. Tomorrow. Be.
Blackberry Smoke lies on the trackalacka with their cover of Aerosmith’s Hangman Jury (1987).
Valerie June began recording and performing in 2000 (at the age of 19) and plays a combination of blues, gospel and Appalachian folk that she calls “organic moonshine roots music.”
Self-proclaimed “Bourbon-Fueled Bayou-Rock” band from Nashville, The Delta Saints lay down some serious heavy worry. They opened for Blackberry Smoke in 2014.
I think that’ll do for now. Have a great weekend (enjoy it while weekends are still legal) and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.
“I LOVE the slushy groove of 85 year old Colin Bowden, who lays down Dixieland drumming like no other!”
Definitely Slushy and Groovy.
Bowden passed away on August 1, 2021. [h/t Corinne L.]
“By capitalizing the “S” in the middle of BeauSoleil, the Cajun band’s name becomes beautiful sun, but the truth is the band is named for an Acadian resistance fighter. Joseph Broussard Beausoleil fought the English in the mid-1700s.”
Ida Mae is husband/wife team Christopher and Stephanie Jean Turpin, roots rock musicians from Norfolk, UK, who met after joining a soul band while attending Bath Spa University. Now they’re recording in Nashville Tennessee.
Don’t try your love on sexy Ida… She not only wants your love, she wants your life after that. Don’t do it.
Ike & Tina Turner, Soul Train, 1975.
Hope all y’all in Ida’s path have either bugged out by now or are at least hunkered down in a safe place. She ain’t worth the risk just for bragging rights.
While you’re at it, toss in a prayer for our citizens and military still stranded in Afghanistan. I fear that worse horrors are coming…
See you back here tomorrow.
“16 Shells From A Thirty Ought Six” is one of my Tom Waits favorites. Pure industrial grade Howlin’ Wolf. This clip was from his 1988 film dérangeant Big Time.
Howlin’ Wolf and other classic bluesmen were promoted by The Rolling Stones.
Great live version of “Jimi Thing” by The Dave Matthews Band in 2011. Jump to 07:00 for some awesome funk sax by Ron Holloway.