All Star (Smashmouth cover) by Pupsi & The Melons. Watch the carving & tuning process, or jump to 1:44 for the song.
I heard a song years ago, lost the title and the band name, and after many failed attempts I gave up looking. After all these years I found it:
Our Deal by Best Coast. Very cool 1960s reverb retro sound; there’s a live version here.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) was a rare talent, played multiple stylesm and if you told him a 10 penny nail was a musical instrument, he could play it.
Guess that’ll do for a last-minute collection, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more, you know, stuff.
Oh, and that song I’d been looking for since 2015? I found it here…
The Tornados had a big hit with Telstar in 1962. Their fourth single, Robot (1963) made No. 17 in the UK charts.
Grits & Greens are new on the Mississippi scene, but they sound like veterans. Formed in 2021, members are Ryann & Jesse McGhee (vocals, guitar); Kenny Paul Mann (bass, vocals); and Jackson Bounds (drums, vocals).
Born in New York, blues singer / songwriter Eric Bibb moved to Europe in 1970 and currently resides in Helsinki, Finland, with his Finnish wife Ulrika.
Guess that’ll have to do for now because I need a nap or two. See you tomorrow, rain or shine.
“It’s kind of a social misfit song, nothing autobiographical here at all.” Richard Thompson, underrated folk rock guitarist and songwriter.
Cob Records of Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales hosted a farewell party in 2012 featuring North Wales surf rock gods Y Niwl . The band’s name is pronounced Uh Nule – “The Fog” in Welsh.
The Dip is comprised of jazz students from University of Washington (Seattle) and not only do they have the retro soul sound down, they got cowbell.
Lotta stuff going down these days, some good, some bad, and some is downright abhorrent. Let’s enjoy what what we like, protect what we treasure and we’ll deal with the rest when it comes. Have a great weekend, see you sometime tomorrow.
Trombone Talk with Haruka Kikuchi (aka Queen of the Tailgate Trombone).
R.L Boyce jams with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Australia Jones, Sherena Boyce, Randy “19th Street Red” Cohen, Dave Hundrieser, Jay Bundy Johnson, Tommy “Ribs” Hillifer and others. Filmed at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and overdubbed from the album Rattlesnake Boogie.
The Stacy Mitchhart Band – Outta Cincinnati and on to Nashville, Mitchhart preaches the roots. Great stuff.
Not much left to do but have a great weekend and we’ll see you sometime tomorrow.
Twisted clay animation by Takena Nagaona:
“I began making clay animations at high school. I’m a huge fan of horror movies and metal music. My works are often renowned for violence and gore!”
Roy Head (sans The Traits) showed off his JB moves while lip-syncing on Hollywood A Go-Go (a Shindig wannabe) in 1965. Too bad the vid fades out before the song is over.
The Black Keys are still at it.
Gary Clark Jr. set the surf on fire in 2016 with 10-1/2 minutes of pure awesome.
Have a peaceful Easter and take time to remember what it’s all about.
The Life Cycle of Peas.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive].
“The only other guy who has more Hank Williams in him than me is Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock…” – Hank Williams III
Wayne Hancock covers Fats Waller because he can.
GA-20 covers Hound Dog Taylor because they should.
Have a great weekend, we’ll mess around with stuff tomorrow.
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.
Johnny “Johnny Blues” Cárdenasis is a blind self-taught street musician from Santiago, Chile, who plays nothing but roots blues. There are interviews with him on the Utoobage, but they lack captions and my Spanish is rusty.
The Bo-Keys featuring soul gospel singer Percy Wiggins.
Big band speed skat courtesy Wycliffe Gordon. The video comments section is an eyeroller.
Ran out of time for this edition – too much real life bouncing in my noggin. See you tomorrow when things cool down a tad.
The Deadcats, hellbilly rockers from Vancouver, B.C., are/were comprised of Chopper (guitar) Gorehound (guitar), Kermit Von Munster (upright bass) &
Mike Mick Tupelo (drums)… of course. Nice horn section.
UPDATE: Got a response to that vid from an online friend:
“Hi Bunk, thanks for posting Motoloco, the line up is Chopper/Gorehound-Guitar, Mick Tupelo(RIP) Upright Bass, and Kermit Von Munster on Drums. That song got used in a video game somewhere so we got paid for it. We actually opened for the Paladins once in 1996, Deadcats have been defunct for quite a while, Mick was dealing with Muscular Distrophy. Our last gig was opening for the Necromantics, 4 big guys had to lift Mike up onstage.” – Gorehound
The Hi-Jivers mix and match roots rock, blues & country. Yep, she’s got some pipes.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums
Glad to see The Paladins are still at it. I saw them years ago and remember them as the warmup band who showed up the headliner.
Looks like another monster storm coming for most of the States east of the Rockies in a couple of days. Wherever you’re at, hope the warnings are few and overstated, and we’ll be back for laundry day.
Taj Mahal & Etta James covered Inez & Charlie Foxx in 1993 on Letterman.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]
Little Feat would hate to lose your lovin’.
Meanwhile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (aka PTOR) had just about enough of the drama and decided to walk. Nelson & PTOR got off to a good start in 2008, opening for his dad, Willie, and now they back up Neil Young. They sound a bit like The Band to me, and that’s a good thing.
There’s a big storm coming, and I’m not talking about weather. Get your stuff in order and be back here tomorrow for no reason at all.