Monday, August 3, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Frankie Miller -- Monday Two-Fer

Some twenty years before tragedy struck in New York City, Glasgow's Frankie Miller released his second album, High Life, in January of 1974 with a little help from Allen Toussaint of New Orleans who not only arranged and produced, composed seven of its songs but also played piano and organ on the record. Horns were recorded at the well-regarded Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Two favorite songs here, "Trouble" and "Little Angel," both Miller compositions found on Side One highlight Miller's vocals, Toussaint on keys, and an incredible bass player by the name of Tom Robb all from back in the day...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

David Torkanowsky -- On The Keys

D, here's one of the Nola cats I followed in my young man days, his band could sure set the mood, used to go see him at Tyler's Beer Garden on Tuesday nights (I believe it was), the ladies loved it as did I both during and especially afterward, dig?, oh yeah...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Bottle Rockets -- Nancy Sinatra

One to take the L'Man back, way back!  For those were the days, my friend, thanks to Nancy and a handful of others who still come to mind every now and again, and again, and...

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Bottle Rockets -- Things You Didn't Know

NOLA, September 25, 1997, DeucE and I caught the Bottle Rockets as opening act for John Fogerty on his Blue Moon Swamp Tour back in the day. This tune, "Things You Didn't Know," with its bad ass guitar work and tight rhythm section has been going through my head the past few days as I look to make sense of it all and then some...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hide Your Love Away -- Eric Johnson

EJ plays NOLA tomorrow night with a group of old school, top-flight backing musicians, sure know what it means to miss New Orleans right about now...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Steve Winwood and Tom Petty -- Can't Find My Way Home

Been researching family from back in the day, finding the "way" easier said than done at times but makes it so worthwhile when a small tumbler clicks into place on my current journey... Sure dig Winwood's vocals and 'burns on this one.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Doyle Bramhall -- Change It

DB was bad ass, through and through, that's just the way it was and meant to be, one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "partners in crime" back in the day. Video quality is not the best but hey, that's just the way it is and meant to be...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Clapton and Winwood -- Little Wing

One for Matt, Jr. Something tells me this little man has a bright, bright future when it comes to music and education, hope I'm not too old to sit in on the drums for a song or two when his band plays the House of Blues just like his old man did back in the day...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Otis Redding, Memphis Horns and Booker T & the MGs -- "Tender" Twofer

Skip says that there is no better live performance than Try A Little Tenderness by Otis and the boyz, who am I to argue? That's a very young Jon Cryer in the second post giving one of his all-time best performances as well...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Memphis Horns and Sting -- Quite The History Lesson and More

Quite the history lesson here plus one of Sting's better tunes IMHO, covered a few years later by none other than the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. This one is for DeucE in the New Year cruisin' the streets of Augusta while no doubt groovin' on some of the best eclectic and electric music only he seems to find year in, year out. Ride on, Big D, hope you enjoy...

Thursday, January 2, 2020

BB King and The Memphis Horns -- To Know You Is To Love You

One to wish the L'Man welcome back and all the best in 2020 now that he's back in the saddle after some extended time away, seems Skip was a little worried given his absence so DeucE was kind enough to check in Licking County way for us... This cut from 1973 and is just as magical today as it was then...

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dock Of The Bay -- Otis Redding With The Memphis Horns

Written by Otis and Steve Cropper in 1967 and released shortly after the plane crash that claimed Otis' life as well as his band with the exception of one, Ben Cauley, Trumpet. According to legend, he had unbuckled his seat belt right before being thrown from the wreckage...

Monday, December 2, 2019

Anders Osborne -- Smoke and Mirrors

Felt this one was worthy of a quick break from the great Memphis Horns' posts (more to come). From his outstanding Buddha and the Blues release (studio and live for your listening pleasure). Just before this post and serving as a reminder for same, I came across a Frank Norris quote - "There are just three big cities in United States that are story cities, New York, of course, New Orleans, and, best of the lot, San Francisco." The A-train just happened to take his Big Easy vibe out west for this recording...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Elvis and The Memphis Horns -- In The Ghetto

The King and The Horns together on this powerful Mac Davis song released back in 1969...

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Al Green and the Memphis Horns --- Tired Of Being Alone

The year was 1971, another gold single for Mr. Green with a little help from Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love, the boyz of Memphis, second to none...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Wilson Pickett and the Memphis Horns -- Land of a Thousand Dances

Recorded in Muscle Shoals back in 1966, the boyz were on fire...