Thursday, January 16, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 9:13 AM
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:19 PM
Thursday, January 2, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 12:56 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:16 PM
Monday, December 2, 2019
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 6:59 AM
Friday, November 15, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 6:23 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Skip reminded me this morning of this classic with the Memphis Horns at their finest and how it is one of the mighty DeucE's favorites of all time, mine too for that matter. Another reminder to keep moving (forward or backward, up or down, etc.) for we simply must keep rolling if the road is to rise up...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 9:51 AM
Saturday, August 31, 2019
One for the L'Man who will no doubt recognize the boyz of Memphis, what a band! Does it get better than this?
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 10:21 AM
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Skip just requested some "feel-good" music, can't go wrong with the Memphis Horns he reminded me, they crossed the pond in 1995 to give Sting a hand on his "Mercury Falling" album, read somewhere that Sting wrote this one for his daughter, feelin' better already so more Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love to come...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 11:18 AM
Thursday, August 22, 2019
This cut so the story goes was pulled at the last minute by one band member (who will remain nameless here) much to the chagrin of the rest who were indeed the best - Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums) and Jon Lord (keyboards). And, go figure, the guitar work is spot on...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 8:16 AM
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Poppa Funk's recent passing hit hard, made for a lousy few days, true dat. Back now and knew this one was the perfect example of New Orleans' funk to post (again). Check out each band member's performance, including Art's tribute to the small child at the end, and there should be no doubt. "Heart" in a word, start to finish... RIP the one and only Mr. Art Neville.
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 12:53 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Two for the L'Man from 1966, picked up a vinyl copy while in NOLA last week for all of $3.00. The first tune here, Robert Johnson's Ramblin' On My Mind, is noteworthy as it reps Clapton's first vocal recording of his musical career, the second tune here, an old school instrumental first recorded in 1960 (by Freddie King), leaves little doubt what's on the horizon...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 10:42 AM