Posts Tagged ‘ZZ Top’

Saturday Matinee – Elmore James Jr., The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, George Thorogood with Albert Collins & Elmore James

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Not sure what to make of this. The son of one of the greatest blues guitarists ever appeared on a Chicago children’s TV show in 2010 and lip-synched his way through the embarrassment. In the YouTube comments, his grandaughter posted her kudos:

There are a lot of Utoobage entries for Elmore James, but I couldn’t find any live video performances, so let’s go with some covers, with links to the original recordings.

In 1972, The Allman Brothers Band covered “One Way Out” (1961).

In 1980, ZZ Top covered Elmore James’ Dust My Broom (1951) which was itself a cover of Robert Johnson’s recording (1936).

In 1984, George Thorogood & Albert Collins nailed Elmore James’ Madison Blues (1960).

Great stuff that. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.



Saturday Matinee – Doodling With Some Zees

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Doodling in Math Class is an awesome series with great commentary. (There are more here, here and here.) I did a lot of n-pointed star studies and other similar graphics, but teh Utoobage hadn’t been invented yet to record the brilliance.

One of the great modern animators, Bruno Bozzetto has done it again.

What the heck, here’s another Bozzetto classic.  Now how do I transition from Bozzetto to a music video? …got it.

Bozzetto to Bozzio. Double zees. Which takes us to you-know-who:

1980’s vintage ZZ Top. Now we’re gonna take away one more Z…

Zappa’s “Bamboozled By Love/Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

And with that, have a great weekend folks and be back here tomorrow for more fun.

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