If you have children or grandchildren in public school, or know someone who does, watch this before YouTube takes it down.
Now for the fun stuff.
The Paladins were/are an underrated but great 3-man flat head six rockabilly band. I saw them decades ago opening for The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the original Golden Bear.
That’s the original T-Bird lineup from 1980
Jimmie Vaughan (guitar)
Kim Wilson (harmonica)
Fran Christina (drums)
Keith Ferguson (bass)
covering Slim Harpo‘s Baby Scratch My Back.
Brian Setzer & The Stray Cats did Eddie Cochran righteously in 1981. (Wanna feel old? Look at Brian Setzer now.)
That’s gonna do it for now. Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow and we’ll, um, you know. Do stuff.
Well done satire, that.
Big Bug vid found here.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown & Roy Clark (with Leon Rhodes) do some serious pickin’ on Hee Haw (1979). If this ain’t roadtrip music, nothing is.
Ry Cooder, Buckwheat Zydeco and Lenny Kravitz, having some fun in New Orleans 2005.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds cover T-Bone Walker‘s The Hustle Is On (1950). Not sure of the date or location.
That’ll do for now. Gonna get some R&R and see you back here tomorrow as far as you know.
Cool animation required 600 pancakes [found here]).
“Bassist Keith Ferguson is ‘playing’ one of Jimmy’s 6 string guitars upside down.”
The original Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1980:
Jimmie Vaughan (guitar), Kim Wilson (vocals/harmonica), Keith Ferguson (guitar) and Mike Buck (drums).
If Things Could Talk (1974)
Ry Cooder – guitars, vocals; Russ Titelman – bass; Jim Keltner & Milt Holland – percussion, drums; Bobby King, Gene Mumford & Cliff Givens – backup vocals. (Mumford & Givens sang with The Dominoes.)
40 years later:
Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder play Blind Willie McTell‘s 1928 Statesboro Blues in 2014.
Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll sure do something or other tomorrow.
A scene from The Party, a 1968 cult movie starring Peter Sellers.
I’m at a loss. Annoying death metal band lip-synchs to annoying pop band.
Favela means “slum” or “shantytown” in Portuguese. Awesome happens about 0:40 in. More here.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds were (and are) entirely awesome. Great lineup, including Jimmie Vaughan.
Yeah. Wait. That.
Have a great weekend, folks. Might have to go dark next week due to unfortunate family business, but don’t worry. We’ll be back soon enough.
Animals and mirrors [via].
Beware of The Doghouse. Been there. I overlooked the first Valentine’s Day post-marriage as I considered it to be a dating holiday. I ate damp corrugated cardboard for months [via].
The Greg Johnson Set is a band from New Zealand, sounds like a traditional Irish band, performs “People Can’t Talk In This Town” from 1992. Somehow the concept of Freedom of Speech is being quietly vanquished [via].
Lets lighten it up a tad. How ’bout some great rippin’ by Jimmie Vaughan with The Fabulous Thunderbirds?
Have a great weekend. Be back here tomorrow for more powerful stuff.
Tav Falco is a punkabilly oddity who’s been around for a while.
Rory Block cooks up a big batch o’ Robert Johnson and serves it hot.
If I’m not mistaken, The Tailgators were a spinoff band featuring bassist Keith Ferguson from The Fabulous Thunderbirds back in the 80s, as if it matters. Don Leady rocks.
Have a great Hamas-Free weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow.
Roy Buchanan’s version of Link Wray’s “Jack The Ripper.” Guitar or chainsaw, you decide.
Link Wray’s “Switchblade.” Sorry, no action video, but that song is so nasty, I’m gonna listen to it again while I fish for other stuff, like this:
Link Wray’s version of “Unchain My Heart” from 1975.
Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan on a single doubleneck guitar. Great stunt with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and speaking of Kim Wilson…
I’ve prolly posted some of these before, but so what. Some are worth reposting, and it’s been a long week. Have a great weekend folks, see you back here tomorrow for more fun.
American regional dialects are curious, and when I hear one I haven’t heard in a while I try to identify where the speaker grew up. If you listen closely, you can hear the ancestral accents and phrasing as well: English to the north, Scottish and Irish to the south. As for me, I have no accent, but Mrs. Strutts says I do… I sound a lot like central Ohio mixed with some faint Texan stuff. (Here’s a simple online test if you’re curious what accent mix you have.)
W.C. Clark backed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and featuring Angela Strehli is an awesome mix of Texas blues. Never heard of W.C. Clark? Try this:
Yep, that’s Stevie Ray Vaughan with W.C. Clark. Next question?
The Powr of One…
Powr-ful Stuff – the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Soul Powr – JB
Towr of Powr.