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...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Memphis Horns on Knock On Wood, Eddie Floyd

1966, the boyz large and in charge...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Memphis Horns on In The Midnight Hour, Wilson Pickett

1965, an early tour de force performance over at Stax...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Memphis Horns on Eyes Of Silver, Doobie Brothers

1974, kickin' it on one of my all-time favorite albums...

Memphis Horns on Don't Play That Song, Aretha Franklin

1970, In the best of company with the one and only...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Memphis Horn on Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel

1986, Wayne Jackson proves one Memphis Horn is better than none at all, just ask PG...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Memphis Horns on Let's Stay Together, Al Green

1972, the boyz were just getting warmed up...

Memphis Horns on Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond

1969, go ahead sing along, it's cool...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Memphis Horns on Angel Of Harlem, U2

1988, written for Billie Holiday, seems the drummer had a message for Bono with the boyz of Memphis showing how it's done, just perfect...