Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sly And The Family Stone -- If You Want Me To Stay

EJB, turn that bass up, no better way to get that message over...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jesse Ed Davis -- The Man Who Inspired Duane Allman

The L'Man posted a Taj Mahal tune a few weeks back and Jb made a mental note to post one for Jesse Ed Davis. Gone far too young, he played slide guitar on Taj's early albums, the very same that inspired Duane Allman to find a small glass jar to fit his finger and let loose. In addition to playing some of the best blues rock slide early on, Jesse absolutely nailed it on Jackson Browne's Doctor My Eyes...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

James Dewar, Vocals -- Black To Red, Robin Trower

Don't want much, just enough to do me, a little mansion on the coast. I shout and wave but people look right through me, like I'm some graveyard ghost...

Ryan Adams -- If I Am A Stranger

One for the only one. Today is yesterday...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mason Ruffner -- Lament In 6/8

One sweet instrumental from back in the day for Guitar Ray, congrats on the successful gig...

Bon Ton Roule -- Mason Ruffner

First I'd drum to this one then I'd dance to it, then do it all over again, had the groove and the step back once upon a time...

Eclectic -- Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

One for DeucE over Augusta way...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Anders Osborne -- Jetstream

One of those weeks, needed me some New Orleans tonight, thanks Anders...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Swampers on Take A Letter Maria, R.B. Greaves

Haven't heard this gem in quite some time...

Friday, October 17, 2014

You Might Want To Watch This One

Mark Knopfler in good company with a nice chat and tune for lagniappe, color Jb happy...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Swampers on I'd Rather Go Blind & Tell Mama, Etta James

Recorded in Muscle Shoals in late 1967 and when the boyz heard Ms. Etta belt it out, they just knew...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Swampers on Land Of 1,000 Dances, Wilson Pickett

With the Memphis Horns no less, Swamper Roger Hawkins on drums bringing it home back in '66...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Swampers on I'll Take You There, Staple Singers

Music Legend has it that Paul Simon called Al Bell of Stax Records to request the same black musicians that played on this tune to play on his next record. Bell responded that he could arrange for the same session musicians but that these guys were mighty pale. The Swampers of Muscle Shoals absolutely nailed this one among others and it is perhaps bass player David Hood's finest performance...

Memphis Horns on Consequences, Robert Cray Band

1987, none better, one of Skip's favorites...

Memphis Horns on Respect, Otis Redding

1965, horns and drums all day long on this one, when I come home...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns -- In His Words

Check out what happened when Otis Redding walked into the room, brilliant, simply brilliant...

Memphis Horns on Hold On I'm Coming, Sam and Dave

1966, live with the whole crew, incredible...

Memphis Horns on When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge

1966, just like fine wine...