Monday, August 3, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:58 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:20 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 5:57 PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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.
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:09 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 12:33 PM
Friday, February 14, 2020
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 11:37 AM
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