Saturday, August 11, 2018

Up On Cripple Creek -- The Band On Ed Sullivan, 1969

This one for the L'Man, a year early. Mr. Sullivan was so gracious, something lost today for many I hate to say. As for their place in time, Garth Hudson's smile says it all...

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Band -- Atlantic City, 1993

Maybe, oh maybe, Levon, Garth and Rick, just like riding a bike, none better, no way, no day...

Friday, August 3, 2018

Kara Grainger -- Man With Soul

Consider this one artist you just have to see soon, Skip said so! This bad ass tune is off of Ms. Grainger's latest, "Living With Your Ghost," where she got some nice assistance from Anders Osborne, Ivan Neville and crew. Evan and I had the pleasure of meeting Kara at the Bradfordville Blues Club not to terribly long ago (I just happened to be wearing my Anders' tee that night) and made her promise to get in touch when she's in NOLA next for we will be there to laissez les bon temps rouler, cher...

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Aretha and Skydog -- The Weight

What you talkin' 'bout, who dat, true dat...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Call Me -- St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Strong soul out of Birmingham on a Sunday evening, that cat's got some moves too, where's my cold one?

Eric Clapton -- Black Summer Rain

From his '76 release "No Reason to Cry," with a little help here and there from Jesse Ed, Levon and the boyz of the Band among others...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Band -- Home Cookin' and The Importance Of...

No truer words... Here's looking forward to lookin' back, helps to not get lost...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tony Joe White -- Even Trolls Love Rock N Roll

Skip is in Louisiana on this Fourth with family visiting family, we sure miss him back here in Tally, wonder if he's come across any trolls as of yet, hope like this one in Tony Joe's tune, he's the "helpful" kind... Wikipedia offers that "A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings... Trolls are sometimes associated with particular landmarks..." Rock On Skipster!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Frankie Miller -- Little Angel

From his 1974 High Life album, produced by none other than the late, great Allen Toussaint. For those were the days...

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Milligan Vaughan Project -- Here I Am

One from Stevie Ray's nephew, Tyrone Vaughan, and Company on Father's Day. To family and friends...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Robert Cray Band With The Memphis Horns

The Forecast (Calls for Pain) from Mr. Cray's 1990 Midnight Stroll powerhouse release, original and live in Austin for your viewing pleasure. If I could go back in time, methinks 1990 would be a year in the running for better than Cray and Company with the Horns, not likely...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Oh! Suzy Q -- Dale Hawkins, James Burton & Company

The year - 1957, the place - Shreveport, La., and with 20-year old songwriter Dale Hawkins on vocals and 15-year old James Burton on guitar, Swamp Rock was born...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Train -- Drops Of Jupiter

For E. R., my friend and fellow Villanova grad. This one also with a PA and a family connection if you look for it. Hope you like it. May the road always rise up to meet you and yours... Go 'Cats!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Marcia Ball and Honey Piazza -- North Atlantic Blues Festival

Alexis just commented "Look, Dad's smiling." Bit of a rarity these days. So back to the music for that special release. Better than these two together, not likely...

Frankie Miller -- Sail Away

Meanwhile In America...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Anders Osborne -- I'm Ready

From one of Nola's best, no truer words, thanks Coach D, studio and live, take your pick...

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Brickyard Blues -- Three Times...

Another gem by the great one of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint, describing his meeting with Frankie Miller who recorded in New Orleans back in the early '70s. Mr. Toussaint wrote seven songs for Frankie's killer second album, "High Life." Three Dog Night took it out for a spin as well in 1974 with just a bit of success. As my friend DeucE would say - "good stuff, great stuff, listen without prejudice." Amen Brother, a day early...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Orleans -- Gary U.S. Bonds

Practicing this classic on the drums today adding a little 'Easy touch to it for fun but if only I could dance like that...