Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Radiators -- Never Let Your Fire Go Out & Like Dreamers Do

Back in the 'Easy if just for a few more days, two from the Radiators to help sum up this time of year rather nicely methinks...

My thanks and best to you and yours from Jb&S.

In E We Trust

Buddy Guy -- Hiatt's Feels Like Rain

In the presence of...

Storyville -- Share That Smile

Nothing like a little guitar Texas-style...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Anders Osborne --- Coming Down

A good one for that feeling just before one year passes to another...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Storyville -- Good Day For The Blues

All that and more...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Aaron Neville -- Please Come Home For Christmas

This one like only the A-train can.

With hope our wishes come true...

Kevin Welch -- Hiatt's Train To Birmingham

Just something about heading home...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monte Montgomery & Co. -- Wishing Well

When three come together as one as we have here then you have arrived even if just for a precious moment in time. Sometimes hard to remember but no one can take that away should you never forget it...

Close your eyes for "you could be the one to set me free."

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Janis Joplin -- Me & Bobby McGee

Like no other, all the way to New Orleans...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lucinda Williams -- Crescent City

One for DeucE in anticipation of an inspirational April Summit...

Marc Broussard -- Where You Are

Even if it's a long way from home...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fastball -- Out Of My Head

One PK7 might just remember...

Hadden Sayers -- Sweet Texas Girls

GTT - Gone To Texas...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

JJ Grey -- Brighter Days

One for what tomorrow may bring...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Anders Osborne -- Never Is A Real Long Time

"Be your own man, bother no one, carry nothing but your own load."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mike Zito --- Greyhound

"Nothing like the sound of a lonely Greyhound."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Grayson Capps -- Lorraine's Song

"Lord, fly me over Ponchartrain back to the land of sugar cane, summer rain."

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tony Joe White -- Ain't Going Down This Time

Second to none...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Marc Broussard --- Save Me

This one should warm you as another year winds down...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hayden -- Trees Lounge

For there was a time...

The Iguanas -- Para Donde Vas

Mi amigita?

Monday, November 28, 2011

CoCo Robicheaux -- Cottonmouth & Love Of A Woman

RIP Louisiana Medicine Man.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Johnny Winter & Sonny Landreth -- T-Bone Shuffle

No way, no day, Big Ray won't appreciate this one...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monte Montgomery -- Leaving Paradise

Some mighty fine lyrics right here...

Cowboy Mouth -- Jenny Says

Guess what's required at every Cowboy Mouth performance...

SRV - Couldn't Stand The Weather

One for the folks down on the Gulf...

EC to Buddy Guy - "Buddy, how do I follow this guy?"
Buddy to EC - "Man, just do the best you can."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fastball -- The Way

Just like it was yesterday...

Steve Earle --- Gulf of Mexico

Patience is a virtue...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Carolyn Wonderland -- Still Alive & Well

Fasten your seat belts...

Steve Earle -- The Rain Came Down

For the rain must fall...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Iguanas --- Oye Isabel

Another taste of New Orleans. Hola Hugo, mi amigo, que pasa?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

John Hiatt -- On New Orleans

Indulge me here for "Feels Like Rain" just made my list for mantra consideration. Making something good out of trouble as Mr. Hiatt puts it, genius, pure genius. Banking my partner will agree...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Robbie Robertson -- Go Back To Your Woods

Cannot wait for Thanksgiving back home in the 'Easy...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hadden Sayers & Ruthie Foster -- Back To The Blues

One I think my boyz, DeucE, L'Man & Big Ray, will like. Nothing better than something smooth on a quiet Sunday morn, what a combination we have here...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kenny Wayne Shepherd --- Blue On Black

Seems the Kid from Shreveport still "got it goin' on."

James Burton - Louisiana's "Johnny B. Goode"

JB played with the greats and inspired countless young guitarists back in the day, trust me when I say the list is long and noteworthy. To see him play with Ricky Nelson and with Ricky's two sons here takes it full circle. Thank you Mr. Burton.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Joe Cocker -- Across from Midnight

Check the lyrics on this one penned by none other than Tony Joe White. Been there, done that...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blue Drops Of Rain by Corey Stevens

Seems the very talented Mr. Stevens got some inspiration from EC and SRV, among others no doubt, along the way. Jb's a happy lad for it...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the subdudes --- Need Somebody

Repeat performance, the 'dudes playing on a Saturday morn in the background while trying to figure my next move, it's good to take a moment just to breathe and be, this is best...

Yardbirds -- Train Kept A Rollin'

And so it begins...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top 25 Cover -- Paperback Writer by Eric Johnson

One for my Alexis.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Keb' Mo' -- More Than One Way Home

No doubt about this sweet one for Ms. K from over Bayou Teche way.

John Fogerty & Company - A Hundred & Ten In The Shade

Way down in the Delta...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Corey Stevens -- Blues Are Here To Stay

Served up midwestern style...

L'Angelus -- This Day God Gives Me

For it was a small prayer that brought the big men to bended knee...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

ZZ Top -- Jesus Just Left Chicago

And He's Bound for New Orleans...

Friday, October 21, 2011

the subdudes --- No Man

Spot on vocals by Tommy Malone and the boyz. Can only hope the 'dudes regroup in the not too distant future...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Robin Trower & James Dewar - About To Begin

To the Project!

If you stand in the light, you get the feel of the ride
And the music that plays in your ears
In your head you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear
And the music that plays in your head
As it flows up from the ground
Taking all who hear that sound
Close your eyes, its about to begin

Hardly daring to breath, a new life you perceive
You try hard not to break the spell
While at once it seems both, so far and yet so close
If you reach out to touch, it will be gone
As it flows up from the ground
Taking all who hear that sound

Close your eyes, its about to begin.

In E We Trust

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Anders Osborne --- Ash Wednesday Blues

Second Theme Song for the Project. And one for DeucE & Trish's niece - It was my pleasure speaking with you, cut short by Mother Nature but to be continued if I don't miss my guess, luck doesn't run out and the creek don't rise...

Deborah Coleman -- My Love Belongs To You

Good thing to know in life...

Famous Last Words -- New Orleans, 1933

"Hey Pops, you're a little old for this..."

Friday, October 14, 2011

John Hiatt --- My Dog And Me

For "it's a different world I see when it's just my dog and me."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Top 25 Cover Song -- Vedder/Beatles

Fine, very fine indeed...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

John Anderson -- Seminole Wind

On a Sunday morn...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Trombone Shorty -- Where Y'At

Cruise Control On...

Kevin Welch -- Beneath My Wheels

So much to do, so little time, guess I'll take that nap now...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lucinda Williams -- Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Yo DeucE, this one begins in Macon of all places...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tab Benoit -- Cross the Line

The Tabster puts his signature on this tune written by bassist Steve Bailey and Producer Randall Jamail. It's from his 1994 "What I Live For" release where he kept good musical company with the likes of Bailey, Reese Wynans, Kenny Aronoff and Derek O'Brien. Bad Ass, Bro.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mike Zito -- C'mon Baby

MZ nails yet another beauty...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

John Hiatt & The Goners -- Memphis In The Meantime

Man, this is bad ass. Hiatt at his finest with Sonny driving...

Cafe Des Amis, Breaux Bridge, La

Zydeco Breakfast anyone?

Lucinda Williams -- Real Love

One for Murph over Orlando way from Lake Charles, Louisiana's one and only, Ms. Lucinda Williams.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

John Hiatt -- Carry You Back Home

Let us give thanks when JH puts pen to paper...

Shelby Lynne & Tony Joe White -- Can't Go Back Home

Man, this one gets it done and then some...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tony Joe & The Man In Black

One for the boyz...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

And Number One On This Day In 1985

One for PK7.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown -- Born In Louisiana

And raised on the Texas side so let it fly, go on and let it fly boyz...

In 2005, Mr. Brown lost his home in Slidell, La., to Hurricane Katrina. He died days later on the Texas side.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ben Labat -- Gotta Get Lost

No denyin' the cajun fiddle on this one...

"Sometimes you got to get lost, to get found."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Top 25 Lyrics -- Cat's In The Cradle

A lesson for all...

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home dad?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came home from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired, my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

Sandy Chapin/Harry Chapin

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Zachary Breaux -- Port Arthur's Hero

Something smooth for a Sunday morn from this guitar extraordinaire. Mr. Breaux gave his life in 1997 trying to rescue another, something he did successfully while overseas years before.

Tab Benoit & Company -- In The Studio On A Saturday Night

You might just recognize a musician or two in this one, no denying the sound...

More Buddy Guy -- Sweet Home Chicago

Priceless, from quiet audience to a standing "O" with this Windy City classic...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Buddy Guy -- One for the L'Man

Gotta be on your game posting one for Mr. Steve where only the best in music is found. Seems Mr. Buddy G who hails from Lettsworth, La., over on the Atchafalaya had a fan in none other than Jimi Hendrix.

This one might just get it done...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Jonny Lang -- The Levee

Something powerful on this Anniversary...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ana Popovic & Sonny Landreth -- Slideshow

Young lady, just where do you think you are going dressed like that, take that guitar off right now!

Ana's latest release, Unconditional, was recorded in the Big Easy. No doubt about this one...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cassie Taylor & Company -- Leaving Chicago

Bet you dig this one. Volume up as "the Mighty E" has been known to say...

Three Dog Night -- Celebrate

Marking this date in celebration of venturing out and the good things to come...

In E We Trust

Lonnie Brooks -- Blues Nice & Tight

A little blues before today's sunrise by the man with just such a voice from over Dubuisson, La. way...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tony Joe White -- Look of Love

TJW always got 'em weak in the knees with this classic...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kenny Wayne Shepherd -- Baby The Rain Must Fall

One for the folks back home on this tropical storm Labor Day weekend. Birthday wishes to Mom and Sis.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

John Hiatt -- Then & Now

Slow Turning with Sonny "Kid" Landreth, Slide Guitar, on Letterman...

Adios to California off of the just released Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns album...

In E We Trust

L'angelus & Ca C'est Bon -- One for Big Ray

Some mighty fine talent from over Lafayette, Louisiana way...

Better Than Ezra -- One For DeucE

For it seems we love our women bookish...

Zachary Richard -- Who Stole My Monkey

Good reason to go west, young man...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Badfinger - Baby Blue

Just something about a Badfinger tune...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yvette Landry - And A Cajun Love Song

What a beautiful smile...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tab Benoit -- Ain't Gonna Do It

Some mighty fine Louisiana blues to take us home on this Sunday afternoon...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Allons Danser South Of I-10 -- Sonny Landreth

Like Sonny Landreth, I grew up South of I-10 where the hurricanes kept us humble. Good night already Irene...

I woke up in Mississippi in '51
Migrated next door became a native stepson
Grew up on the rhythm of Clifton and Cleveland
And the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Rocking my baby through the Seventies roll
In '81 I counted thirty years old
Turning me loose and yet holding me close
Life was a waltz that wouldn't let go

Allons danser, Allons danser
Come on let's dance, come on let's dance
South of I-10 we really had it made

Lafayette boomed 'till they capped offshore
Then the oil families couldn't take it no more
A two-step too fast with one foot slower
I lost my partner when we hit the floor

Allons danser, Allons danser
Come on let's dance, come on let's dance
South of I-10 we really had it made

While the band was cookin' at the bar I went broke
And Clifton's accordion was starting to smoke
With a gold toothed grin and a laugh and a shout
He said "I feel like a jet y'all, we're takin' off now!"

So rock me high through the ups and the lows
'Til the music stops and it's time to go
Accept this dance for the life we know
And we'll get back up when we hit the floor

Allons danser, Allons danser
Come on let's dance, come on let's dance
South of I-10 we really got it made.

Jonny Lang -- Still Rainin'

Thought that I would make it a double... JL is a Jb&S Award Winner and for good reason. Thanks PK7.

Jonny Lang -- Red Light

Seems Dad is on a roll - my 11 year old (who is going on 21) just happens to like this one, got her humming along. Good to enjoy the moment...

Blowin' Down This Road -- Ely, Hiatt & Lovett

A Woody Guthrie tune played to perfection and man, what a setting...

Friday, August 26, 2011

ZZ Top -- Blue Jean Blues

Meanwhile in the Lone Star State...

Bon Scott & the Boyz -- Ride On

Just right as the sun fades...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rolling Stones -- Can't You Hear Me Knocking

This one came to mind after knocking around Steve's blog with his recent John Mellencamp post among the many other great tunes...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bob Dylan -- Everything Is Broken

From Oh Mercy, recorded in New Orleans, 1989.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Monte Montgomery -- Could Have Loved You Forever

In the studio on a Saturday night...

Ray's Right As Rain

For some fine Cajun music among other things, head over to His Place, very fine indeed.

Grayson Hugh -- Tears of Love

A favorite from 1988, thanks to DeucE for always finding the gems.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jerry Jeff Walker -- Mr. Bojangles

"According to Walker, a murder in New Orleans on the 4th of July weekend in 1965 precipitatied the arrest of all the street people in the area. In the crowded cell, a disheveled homeless man began to talk to Walker, who had been arrested earlier for drunkeness. The man told various stories of his life, but the tone darkened after Mr. Bojangles recalled his dog who`d died years earlier. Someone then asked for something to lighten the mood, and the man obliged with a tap dance."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stevie Ray & Double Trouble -- Crossfire

None better, no way, no day. Talk about a strong finish...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mighty Mighty Bosstones -- The Impression That I Get

Dude, Dude, DUDE!!! I don't know. Just felt like it...

Top 25 Lyrics -- Because The Night, Patti Smith Group

Take me now baby here as I am
Hold me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed

Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take my hand come undercover
They can't hurt you now,
Can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Have I doubt when I'm alone
Love is a ring, the telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our bed until the morning comes
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't touch you now,
Can't touch you now, can't touch you now
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle
Turns and burns
Without you I cannot live
Forgive, the yearning burning
I believe it's time, too real to feel
So touch me now, touch me now, touch me now
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Because tonight there are two lovers
If we believe in the night we trust
Because tonight there are two lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

That's What I Am - Might We Have A Sleeper At Hand?

Haven't seen it just yet but I have always liked Ed Harris' work. Even has the young daughter of a famous rock guitarist, first name Peter, from back in the day in it.

And I got a kick out of reading that it was filmed in my hometown just 20 minutes from where I grew up. I went steady with a girl who graduated from this local high school. The surrounding neighborhood looks today just as it did back then perfect for a '60s movie setting. Now that's the kind of progress that I am fond of...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jb&S "Good Man" Music Award

For the Slick Skillet Serenaders' banjo player and the placement of his suit jacket. Skip applauds you.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kings Of Leon -- Use Somebody

Bet Bill Withers digs this one too...

Bill Withers -- Use Me

One that makes me proud to be a drummer...

the subdudes -- Next To Me

One for DeucE and his beautiful bride. TommyBoy cuts loose on this one.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tab Benoit -- Next To Me

Mr. Benoit performs this Subdudes' tune, a Jb favorite, on his latest release. Seems the Tabster just keeps getting better and better...

JJ Grey -- The Sweetest Thing

If you haven't already, take just a moment to look for it on this Sunday afternoon, you won't be disappointed...

Sending Me Angels - Frankie Miller Tune Performed by Peter Frampton

For our little ones no matter how big they get...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tony Joe White -- The Delta Singer

TJW on a lazy Saturday afternoon got me "waiting for that next soulful note."

Blackfoot -- I Got A Line On You

One for Big Ray from back in the day...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jazz Cafe, London

Just something about a legend...

When DeucE Speaks...

Prepare to be blown away...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Train -- Calling All Angels

Speaking of angels and a band with their share of masterpieces...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Anders Osborne's Masterpiece -- Standing With Angels

More Top 25 Lyrics from one of New Orleans' Finest. Brings a tear to my eye when I listen to this one and think of my loved ones.

"Without you it's ain't the same but it helps to know that you're watching us, yeah you're watching us."

Lucinda Williams -- Drunken Angel

One to wind down the weekend...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Robben Ford, Roscoe Beck & Tom Brechtlein -- Nothin' But The Blues

My Sunday pick a day early. Just couldn't wait...

Mr. Ronnie Earl -- Would You Mind

Turning it up just a bit?

Robben Ford -- Step On It

Some guitar for SK7, some bass for EJ and some drums for Mad Dog & Jb. As tight, as tight can be...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Allman Brothers -- Jessica

One for the K-boyz, all of 'em...

You Owe It To Yourself

Long week, like mine? Start it off right with a little Summertime
'cause it don't get no better, no way, no day. Trust Jb.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bruce Springsteen -- One Step Up

Used to play this one on the old jukebox back home...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Frankie Miller -- I'd Lie To You For Your Love

"And that's the truth." What a Voice from back in the day...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gia Ciambotti -- Jb&S Rainy Day Music Award Winner

This song with a light rain coming down on a Sunday morn - Perfect. Congrats Gia.

Joe Ely & Company -- Tearin' It Up

"I'm gonna get up in the morning and do like Buddy Brown, gonna eat my breakfast, man and lay back down."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stones -- Wild Horses

PK7 called today with the news of Amy Winehouse's passing and this one came to mind.

Tab Benoit -- These Blues Are All Mine

Ain't no doubt about it...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Neville Brothers & Special Guest -- Yellow Moon

This bad boy courtesy of DeucE. Gracias Amigo.

John Fogerty -- The Old Man Down The Road

Original blend, por favor...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Trower/Dewar -- River

One for Blaise & Family over Texas Way...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top 25 Lyrics -- Done Got Schooled

By my soon to be 11 year old and her favorite band...

Levon Helm -- Blues So Bad

"They don't burn, they just smoke."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Robert Palmer -- Every Kinda People

More Top 25 Lyrics - Mr. Palmer's first U.S. hit. This one penned by Andy Fraser who was just 15 years of age when he joined Free in 1968. Also co-wrote a little ditty you might recognize called "All Right Now" with Paul Rodgers. Can't help but dig the bass on both of his compositions.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bonnie Raitt - Angel from Montgomery

Daybreak & Ms. Raitt - Quite the combination...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Free - Wishing Well

Thanks PK7, aka Mad Dog - from his days in Miami beating the skins, for the recommendation. You and Free kicked it but good back in the day.

Paul Rodgers - Muddy Waters' Louisiana Blues

Got that Flying V just a screamin'...

Top 25 Lyrics & Album Cover - Who'll Stop The Rain, Cosmo's Factory, CCR

Jb's first. Purchased early '70s with money I made cutting the neighbor's lawn, thought it had to be good because the band members looked so cool. Thanks for the reminder RV. And for the great writing...

Long as I remember The rain been coming down.
Clouds of myst'ry pouring Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seeking shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playing, How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Trying to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pouring, Falling on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eric Clapton -- I'm Tore Down

On any given day...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top 25 Lyrics -- 1966's Summer in the City, Lovin' Spoonful

DeucE and the "CO" have weighed in with some top 25 picks, who's up?

"Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Charlie Musselwhite - Church Is Out

"Jump and shout" on a weekend wrap. Thanks CM.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Charlie Musselwhite - Blues Why You Worry Me

Saturday morn, two down and one to go...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Charlie Musselwhite Weekend

One down, two to go. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Top 25 Lyrics - Mr. Boz Scaggs & Lido Shuffle

No denying 'cause I ain't lying... And another kickin' bass line for Evan.

"Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack
But that was all he missed, and he ain't comin' back
At a tombstone bar in a jukejoint car he made a stop
Just long enough to grab a handle off the top
Next stop Chi-town, Lido put the money down, let it roll
He said, one more job oughta get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it, one for the road."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad used to sing this one to my Mom with the kids hanging on every word. Thank you for being there no matter what.

Top 25 Lyrics - One for the Drummers

Cinnamon Girl, Neil Young, Everbody Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969

"The drummer relaxes and waits between shows for his cinnamon girl."

DeucE, you're up.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down

Makes 1996 seem like just yesterday. Hey Evan, check out the bass work on this one.

Jb's Sunday Morning Reading

Eclectipundit and andersonlayman are always up to something interesting and newsworthy and with great music and... Check 'em out.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ana Popovic - Change My Mind

Jb's on a roll this afternoon...

Katie Austin & Company - Faithfully

Got it goin' on...

Mike Zito - One More Time

Just the tune for a Saturday afternoon...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Skip just said to step it up already...

Steely Dan - Do It Again

From back in the day with one of the bands that truly raised the bar more than once...

That You, Doug?

For DeucE. Just one of those calls on one those days...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Steve Winwood - Jb&S "Some Bad Ass" Guitar Award Winner

No offense, just couldn't resist...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

John Hiatt - The Best of Advice

One for the good guys looking out for others...

Kickin' and a-screamin'
Only way I learn
I'm afraid of my own shadow
Not the bridge around the turn

Well I lost myself and found myself
While you were kissin' ass
And I know it's not your nature
Just to let me pass

I'm gonna go down swingin'
Singin' till the end
I'm gonna go down swingin'
You and me and your best friend
I'm gonna go down swingin'
Upper cut and two left jabs
I'm gonna go down swingin' with everything I have

Sometimes I am a predator
Prowlin' for my life
Other times I am a field mouse
Running for the sides
Of the biggest, flattest corn field
Bigger than my Indiana home
'Til the harvest comes along
And I leave my tiny bones

I'm gonna go down swingin'
Singin' till the end
I'm gonna go down swingin'
Like the Duke recommends
I'm gonna go down swingin'
For the bleachers in left field
I'm gonna go down swingin' like a blade of steel

There's a scarecrow scarin' nothin'
Trumpet player in the barn
And he's puffin' both his cheeks out
And he's liftin' both his arms

As he blows his notes to heaven
As the preacher dunks you in
And all along the river
The air is sweet as sin

I wanna go down singin'
Hallelujah Gabriel
I wanna go down singin'
Oh, you play the blues so well
I wanna go down swingin'
Three sheets to the wind
I wanna go down swingin', punch drunk to the end

Mel Melton on Sonny Landreth's Down In Louisiana

Harmonica and vocals served up right...

Sixteen Tons - The Don Harrison Band

Featuring the rhythm section of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Des'ree - You Gotta Be

One for Alexis Lily, forever no matter what...

Grayson Capps - In Good Company

My ten year old daughter does a great imitation of Grayson Capps. "Yesterday was a very fine day indeed..."

Both the neighborhood and the characters here are all too familiar. Just wish I had seen Scarlett Jo on UNO's campus while I was there.

For What It's Worth - Louisiana Style

Good to find something going on at the Louisiana Music Factory while I enjoy my second cup...

Friday, June 24, 2011

the subdudes - from back in the day

If only we could go back just One Time...

Last Train to Memphis - Beth McKee

"The King is gone but he still lives on..."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Better Than This?

I don't think so... Something serious going down midway through this one. T's a lock. Check out one Joey Peeples on the drums with "Cousin" Pete on guitar in the background.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Janiva Magness - You Were Never Mine

One to remind us that some things just weren't meant to be... You might want to turn this one up to "11."

Scotty Moore & Eric Clapton

Nothing better than a little EC just before daybreak. One for SL over at Anderson Layman.

Deuce and a Quarter - Levon Helm & Company

One for my bucket list - A long road trip with my good friend, DeucE, in an old Buick. Now, you're talking...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rush - An Introduction

So "J," my son's friend says just today that he really doesn't know any rock bands and that he doesn't have a favorite. Turns out he has a drum kit but he's never heard of "the Professor." Methinks he might just be pulling my leg but just in case - Here you go, kid. You can thank me in ten years.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Susan Tedeschi - Rock Me Right

This year's Jb&S "Father's Day Tune" Music Award winner. One for the Big Daddys the world over...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

John Hiatt - Almost Fed Up With The Blues

Of two things I am certain - Hiatt can write and Sonny can play. Proof positive.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Atlanta Rhythm Section - Spooky

ARS keepin' it tight...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tony Joe White & Eric Clapton - Old School

Simply as good as it gets...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Louisiana Blues - Shreveport's John Campbell

We were sitting on the front porch on what was just another one of those all too hot summer days of my youth. Three, four neighborhood kids taking turns banging on a couple of beat up guitars making a terrible racket when out of nowhere, an old hobo of a man appeared and asked if one of us would be so kind as to fetch him a cold drink of water. As I handed him the glass, the old man thanked me for my kind hospitality.

He mentioned that he had been known to play a little guitar in his day and offered to tune our guitars for a little pocket change if we could spare it. You know teenagers, especially the motley crew that we were, just can't resist and we were no exception. "Do we look like we have money to spare?" "Didn't you tour with Jethro Tull?" "How about playing The Song Remains the Same by Zeppelin?"

Just then my Mom appeared with a brown sandwich bag and a small fist of change and inquired, "Sir, are my boys troubling you?" Mind you, I was her only boy in the group but she was always willing to accept responsibility for any kid in our neighborhood. "No ma'am not at all and may God bless you for your kindness." "Ma'am, will this side road take me to the bus line to Canal Street?" "Yes sir, it will. Best to you."

You know that uncomfortable feeling of guilt that you once got when one of your parents put you in your place without saying a word to you? Next comes silence. We then jockeyed for position to hand him a guitar to tune.

Before he left, he tuned those two guitars and played some lightning blues in the process, unlike anything we had ever seen before. "Boys, that might not have been your style but if you ever get a chance to see Slim Campbell play a show, do yourself that favor." And, off he went toward the cut-through without a look back.

It didn't take long for the banter to start up again. "You don't suppose that was Slim Campbell?" "He'd have to lose thirty or forty pounds before anyone would call him Slim." "I still say I saw him on tour with Jethro Tull." "Who the hell is Slim Campbell, anyway?"

To my regret, I never got to see Slim Campbell play and I never saw the old man again.

To John Slim Campbell, RIP. To the old man, a true fan if I ever saw one, hope you're resting easy too.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Eric Bibb - Rocking Chair

Over at Anderson Layman's Blog, Mr. Steve posted a wonderful, personal "Sandlot" story recently. Reminded me that in addition to playing ball in the old vacant neighborhood lots, we once had front porches with rocking chairs and swings, in use much of the time. Yes, SL, those were the days...

Mike & The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder

Something smooth on a Sunday afteroon for my 300th post. Hope you like it!

A Tour of New Orleans - A la Ben Labat

DeucE of fame was kind enough to post Train recently with some lovely California girls living the dream. Thought I'd return the favor with a tune and video by Ben Labat that just happens to feature Louisiana girls dancing the night away. This young musician is well worth checking out, perhaps Train would be kind enough to take him and his boyz on tour. Now that would be a show...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

John Hiatt & The Goners - Tennessee Plates

Speaking of Elvis - "Anyway he wouldn't care, he gave 'em to his friends."

Friday, May 27, 2011

One for Skip

Thu May 26, 12:31 pm ET

Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm
By Liz Goodwin

A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival.

Local news outlet WBRC reports that Mason was blown away by the storm from the garage in Birmingham where he was hiding on April 27. His owners looked for him everywhere but couldn't find him. Two and a half weeks later, though, they found Mason waiting for them on their front porch when they returned to the house to look through the debris.

Workers at the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter are now caring for Mason, since his owners say they can't take care of him while they piece their lives back together after the storm. "This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long. It's kind of tapering off, the amount of animals we're seeing because of the storm. For an animal just to show up on someone's porch after this time was pretty remarkable, especially with the condition he's in," shelter worker Phil Doster told the news station.

Mason is "doing fantasic" after his May 20 surgery where metal plates were attached to his bones so they could heal, Doster told The Lookout in an email. "We are excited that he will be going back to his family and to the home where he finally returned after 3 weeks," he wrote. Mason is expected to be able to walk completely normally after he recovers in about six weeks, though his front legs will be a bit shorter than his back legs. Mason's family has requested to not be named in the media, Doster added, but they are "very excited" for Mason to come home when their house is again habitable in about five weeks.

Pets are often forgotten victims of natural disasters such as the fierce storms and tornadoes that have battered the Midwest the past few months. The Human Society of the United States has sent rescue teams to find pets in Joplin, Missouri, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and other hard-hit areas.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ZZ Top - Just Got Paid

One from that little ole band from Texas...

Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train

Home Sweet Home, Ya'll.

Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue

Took a walk down memory lane with my good friend PK7 and this one brought back good memories for both us. Thanks my Brother.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grayson Hugh - River of Love

Mighty fine, mighty fine indeed. Thanks GMan for bringing it back.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Marc Broussard - Lonely Night In Georgia

A little Soul on a Sunday morn...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Davy Knowles - Come Home

A young Eric Clapton comes to mind...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Kinks - Where Have All The Good Times Gone

My garage band used to play this one, over and over. And still to this day, the question remains...

New Orleans' Ladies - Louisiana's LeRoux

A beauty from the Vault...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Subdudes - Known To Touch Me

Heard or read somewhere that the 'dudes like the Radiators were calling it a day, color me bummed...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chickenfoot - Oh Yeah

One for MK7 with congrats, all the best. If the Kboyz had a band, I bet that they would hang something like this...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mississippi River & Home, Heavy On My Mind

It's a waiting game at least for the short time being. One must take the good, the bad and the inbetween, that's life. This song and this performance though - Brilliant in a word...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sonny Landreth - Back to Back

Two from the boyz back home for the folks back home gettin' ready for the River's deluge. Lookin' like '27 all over again. Get clear and take care.

John Waite - Back On Track

His new band is tight. Good not to taper off...

Trombone Shorty - In His Words

This cat is incredible. None better in this whole round world. Look for the great quote by Allen Toussaint.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Marcia Ball On A Second Saturday

At the Jazz Fest in the Easy followed by Trombone Shorty and Bobby Blue Bland among others. What more could one ask for...

Bayou Rain to Start the Day - Ben Labat & Company

A little rain on a cool Saturday morn, a cup of coffee at hand and a tune from the bayou, well alright...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Something Eclectic For "E" at 5

Many thanks and here's to your next five years...

BB King & Ms. Irma Thomas - The Fest Has Arrived

Plenty of good company to share down there...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shape I'm In - Texas Style

Ole DB used to hang with SRV back in the day. The rest is history as they say. Through the years one thing is certain though - my but those Texas boyz can play and play. Best time of the year for "a road trip to New Orleans" too.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bonnie Raitt - Countdown to Jazzfest

Good stuff sure 'nuff...

Warren Haynes & Friends - The River's Gonna Rise

My contribution this Sunday morn...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ben Labat - The Spin

More perfection on a Saturday afternoon, this one from the Bayou over South of here...

Blindside Blues Band - Truth Never Lies

Perfect tune for a Saturday afternoon...

Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood

Drove by the 17th Street Breach yesterday - And with all of the politics as of late, I got the distinct feeling of the more things change, the more they stay the same...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Los Lonely Boys - Cottonfields & Crossroads

This one is well worth the price of admission. And, Jb learned a long time ago - Best Not Mess With Texas...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Neil Young - Countdown to Jazzfest

"The drummer relaxes and waits between shows for his cinnamon girl." Can you dig it?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Train - Drops of Jupiter

Special request for Bella from Alexis. Man, Jb is some proud...

Louisiana Music Factory, NOLA

Never know what you might just find...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Theresa Andersson - Her Story

Is one well worth sharing...

Andrew Duhon - I Miss My Home

On this Friday night...

Hiatt & Landreth - Riding with the King

Repeat performance by special request. Bon soir mon ami.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kara Grainger - Monday Night Jam Session

A little Fire on the Bayou to take us home...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sonny Landreth - Uberesso

Yet another incredible performance including an introduction by one Mr. Eric Clapton. Check out Sonny's innovative technique on this 90 mph instrumental.

Marc Broussard - Come In From The Cold

Seeing the twin GNO Mississippi River bridges at the start of this video reminded me that my Dad was a rodbuster in the '60s and like many, trying his best to make ends meet. He busted rods on the first of the two bridges. One morning there was snow on the bridge in the Big Easy of all places. The foreman announced to the crew that anyone who wanted to work could and anyone who wanted to take the day off could without repercussion. It was colder than usual and understood that it just might be a touch more dangerous than usual on this given day. Most of the crew packed it in and sought warmth either back home or at the nearest 24/7 bar.

My Dad and two others had too many mouths to feed so up they went. The foreman waited for the last man on the ground to leave and then signaled up to the three to come right back down. Take the fear of getting fired by the boss and multiply it by a dozen and you have the construction industry. And you have just what was going through each worker's mind. They figured that they had just been nailed on a safety violation and were about to get sent back to the Hall where far too many men sat without work.

Instead the foreman announced that he had just enough indoor work back at the Yard for three men that day. Life is full of fear, small victories and more importantly, our heroes.

(Yours truly, like his Dad, spent some time busting rods on a GNO Mississippi River bridge, the "new" one, some twenty-odd years later. Paid for my college education. Never snowed though.)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Robben Ford & the Blue Line - Talk to Your Daughter

When I grow up, I want to play bass just like Mr. Roscoe Beck who lays it down and then some to help nail this J.B. Lenoir classic. Have Mercy!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rory Gallagher - Calling Card

One for my brother Wil who turned me on to Rory way back in the day. When asked how it feels to be the world's greatest guitarist, Jimi replied "Go ask Rory Gallagher."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pat Travers - Boom Boom

Mess with PK7 and out go the lights...

Down - Stone The Crow

Something HEAVY from the Bayou for "Matt Attack." This powerful performance from 1995 was filmed in Des Allemands, La., thirty minutes southwest of the Big Easy. Robert Duvall shot his movie, The Apostle, in the same area just two years later. WARNING: This Video is Addictive.

Monday, April 4, 2011

BP - Ready To Resume One Year Later

Sunset on Louisianne by Zachary Richard to help "Remember the Eleven." Let's hope and pray for everyone and everything that all involved are ready this time around.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blues In Black & White - Bonus Tracks 11, 12

Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City by Bobby Blue Bland and Whitesnake. Unfortunately the Whitesnake video is abbreviated but it is from before the lead singer went glitz and glam with his band. Wonder if he had to do it all over again...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tom Hollister Trio - Hold You Down

Can only hope TH3 gets Stateside belong long...

Tab Benoit - Who's Been Talkin'

'94 was a very good year...

Grace Potter - Treat Me Right

You can count on it, no questions asked...

Mark Knopfler & Sonny Landreth - Just Because...

In the whole round world, it's one of Jb's favorite performances. Said those very "hurricane" prayers as a little boy more than once.

Long before Katrina, "Betsy" in '65 was a bad one for us. I was a little snapper then but I remember when word went out at first light that Aunt Lily's house was damaged by the neighbor's big tree, it was all men on deck. Men (some I recognized, some I didn't) from miles around came in to lend a hand. More men than necessary but not one left. I pleaded with my Mom to let me bring water to the workers. Surely they would soon be thirsty. I just had to join in and help even if certain siblings mistakenly thought I just wanted to slosh in the water still in the yard.

Thick ropes criss-crossed that once majestic old tree as multiple chain saws screamed. Once cleared, the ladders went up and the carpenters took over, then the roofers... Not a wasted motion, it was over before I knew it. I waved as the last truck left. One worker sitting on top of what was left of the tree in the trailer waved back. Believe that it was my older cousin, Paul. You know, Aunt Georgette's boy. He could have blown me off but he didn't. He waved back.

My father who had volunteered to stay the night at his place of employment finally got word back through that his crew had finished their work and was headed over. No need. The neighbor (who wasn't from our town) came over to express her many thanks but whispered to my Mom who was washing the dirt off my face that she did not know how she was going to pay for the damages and for the workers. Relax, for the storm had passed, have some more coffee. No need whatsoever.

Here's to another time and another place.

Anders Osborne & Tab Benoit - Louisiana Rain

Alexis called her Grandfather this morning to share her school report card results. He always sends the kids a little something in the mail. This time he said that he would have to go to the bank, their grades were that good. He always looks to make something special no matter what.

Two things I hope my kids come to realize before long in life - it's the little things and time is short... One for the folks back home.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Brian May - Since You've Been Gone

One to get the weekend started right thanks to PK7 and SK7.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

John Hiatt - Walk On

DeucE, aka The Mighty E, the fearless Captain of turned me on to Hiatt back in the day of which I am forever grateful. Here's the title track from Hiatt's 1995 release. I've listened to this one in the dead of winter and would almost swear that I could feel the "steam rising from the sidewalks of New Orleans after an evening rain."

If you know what I am talking about then you know that this is songwriting, on the mark, true to form and as good as it gets, my friends.

Mike Zito - Love Like This

The ZMan lays it down and takes us home - "When you got a love like this, you got to hold on tight." True dat!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sonny Landreth - Jb&S Best Slide Solo Award

Landreth takes it to another level with help from Davy Knowles and Joe Satriani (whose smile says it all). Man oh man oh man oh man!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wild Magnolias - With A Peace Offering

Just got back from the Easy and about ready to call it a night after driving most of the day. But before I let the weekend go, how about some tight New Orleans funk from back in the day around '75 give or take.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thin Lizzy - By Special Request

How about two of their best from Sydney no less...

Tony Joe White - Willie & Laura Mae Jones

Yesterday my brother Wil, my son Evan and I made a trek downtown to the Louisiana Music Factory on Decatur in New Orleans. The House of Blues is just across the street and as I pointed the building out to Evan, I proudly mentioned that his cousin, Matt, once played a gig there.

Once inside the Factory, I suggested to Evan that he wade right in and pick out a CD or two. I wanted him to enjoy one of those moments that only music can bring.

I pointed out talent and rare releases everywhere one looked. "Check it out, how about Trombone Shorty, the Radiators or hold the phone, some vintage Tony Joe White?" A kind voice from nearby expressed his appreciation of TJW's music old and new. Thanks for helping a Dad out and for the advice. As such, there won't be any need to return my own "off the beaten path" selection.

Here's one for the LMF - Tony Joe as a One Man Show, none better.

Ana Popovic - My Man

Ms. Popovic plays a little slide herself.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gia Ciambotti - Right As Rain

Just something about this one if you know what I mean...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Deja Voodoo

Turn it up to "11."

Sonny Landreth & Robben Ford - Way Past Long

One from Sonny's 2008 release, from the REACH. "May fortune sing to you her song, To live and love way past long, May you live and love way past long."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sting & Special Guest - Brand New Day

More tumblers clicking into place...

Sass Jordan - High Road Easy

Kickin' it on a Tuesday afternoon, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blues in Black & White - Tracks 9, 10

First a jam session by the man who invented 'lectricity then a studio version as good as it gets...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rush - Closer to the Heart

Great video concept blending different performances from over the years. What a bass solo we have here!

Lenny Kravitz & Guest - All Along The Watchtower

Looks like the tumblers clicked into place on this one, no doubt, no doubt...

Lyle Lovett & Keb' Mo' - Perfect Combination

On a Bob Seger classic. The guitar work nails it too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paul McCartney - Blackbird

One for PK7 and his son, Stephen, a young man I'm proud to know and one who happens to play guitar just like this...

Robben Ford - Start It Up

Just what the good doctor ordered, am I right?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Al Green & Friend - Jb&S at the One Year Mark

So here's to my guests from Australia, Bayou Teche, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

If you are there then you have been here perhaps a time or two. Thanks for visiting. And many thanks to the E-Man on the Silver Mountain who showed me the way - couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Verve Pipe - Colorful

Posted TVP's "Happiness Is" some time back under the heading of Great Lyrics. More from the boyz out of East Lansing, Michigan.

Trombone Shorty - Next Level

You're about to be upgraded to first class...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blues in Black & White - Tracks 7, 8

One of the few times that I was in the right place at the right time - New Orleans Jazzfest, mid to late '80s, after SRV's Soul to Soul album was released.

Saw New Orleans' own Earl King in the morning and Stevie Ray & Double Trouble in the afternoon. What few may know is that Stevie Ray (in cognito) was in the audience that morning checking out one of his idols. An invitation was extended.

That afternoon, Mr. King joined Stevie Ray on stage for an encore. Man, what a show! Here we have each with a Guitar Slim favorite, The Things That I Used To Do.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tab Benoit - Shelter Me

Evan just recommended this one for posting - seems he's watching "Sons of Guns" on the Discovery Channel. Jb used to go see a young Tab play at the Open Blues Night at the original RocknBowl every Thursday back in the day. Talked to Tab at the Bradfordville Blues Club last time he came through and if memory serves, he said that he was all of 19 at the time.

Got to get back to Houma for a visit before too long, wonder if that "one seriously big ass alligator" is still around. Gotta love it...

Blues in Black & White - Tracks 5, 6

Tracks 5 & 6 by special request with more to come. Shake Your Moneymaker by Mr. Elmore James then Fleetwood Mac's cover. Black Crowes' version with Jimmy Page lending a hand is also worth a look.

Sandi Thom - One for DeucE

Of fame. Methinks that he might just dig this one. More thanks to "Squeeze" for keeping it real.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Drew Tillman - Woman Like You

Jb knows it's a good Saturday night when he gets to share new talent. Caught the Drew Tillman Band for the first time this afternoon at the Southwoodstock Festival and must say that the boyz kicked it but good. I'll be keeping an eye out for Mr. Tillman & Company and suggest that you do the same. Here's Drew almost solo.

Sonny Landreth - Hell at Home

And the Jb&S Music Award for Best Lyrics out of Breaux Bridge goes to Sonny Landreth for Hell at Home -

"Her daddy's doorbell was a ringin'
when I called on the telephone
he was the one to answer me
so I told him what was goin' on

Sir I love your daughter
but we don't get along
now sir I love your daughter
but we don't get along
in fact it's true to tell
she's been givin' me hell at home

No sir she ain't ailin'
'fact she's still goin' strong
no sir she ain't ailin'
'fact she's still goin' strong
now she's alive and well
and just givin' me hell at home

I said your moody little angel
done packed her bags and gone
I said your moody little angel
done packed her bags and gone
now she's a ringin' your bell
and gonna be givin' you hell at home."

Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away

One for Alexis - Anything is possible, see for yourself...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Professor Longhair - Big Chief

A New Orleans' legend, second to none on the keys...

Sonny Landreth - Parish Line

Found one to take me home for the moment. Old school but still good advice not to trust anyone 'til you cross that parish line...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blues in Black & White - Tracks 3, 4

Moved this one up in queue in honor of the birthday boy - BB King and Robin Trower (66 today) with Rock Me Baby. Inspiration a la the King, Trower could play and James Dewar could sing back in the day. No doubt.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sexy Little Thing - Chickenfoot

Talk about the right combination, the band I mean...

Jb's Blues in Black & White - Tracks 1, 2

First on the list - Sonny Boy then the Allman Brothers with One Way Out. Stay tuned, more to come.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tommy Malone - Fat Tuesday (has arrived!)

"When I wake the sun will shine like madness
Down on the heads of the drunken masses
Out on the streets with their glasses full
Ridin' in a buggy while the mules pull

Drivers rewrite the course of history
while the local past remains a mystery
Europeans and people of color
Join in the party that is seein' double

Mardi Gras has come to town
Time to lay your burden down
How fat can a Tuesday get
Boy, you ain't seen nothin' yet."
T. Malone

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Joe Bonamassa & Robert Cray - Give Me One Reason

Last call for the night - better make it a good one...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tom Hollister Trio featuring Chris Buck

Done found some new mates. 'Cross the pond, TH3 got it going on...

Tony Joe White - Bayou Woman

Imagine a little TJW playing in the background with that nice breeze blowing on the bayou this time of year. And if she wants to stay home tonight rather than go to town, well you got yourself a keeper.

Joe Bonamassa - Slow Train in Amsterdam

Standing "O" for Joe. And hats off to the drummer who does his thing to help bolt this one down tight.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bonnie Raitt - Blue For No Reason

Just something about a Bonnie Raitt tune on a Friday night or any other night for that matter...

Ad Vanderveen - Blues So Bad

A tight one to get the weekend started right...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Davy Knowles - This Year's Jb&S "Billy the Kid" Music Award Winner

No doubt about it, this kid is the real deal.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Clapton & Winwood - Together Again in 2007

I remember telling a good friend just after Katrina hit that I couldn't find my way home if I wanted to. He said things would eventually work out and he was right. He also said at the time that no matter where I was and no matter where my family members were (after evacuating), we were all in the presence of our Lord. Powerful.

Today we broke bread and I learned of his latest journey. May the road rise up to meet you PK7. Two especially for you...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

BB King - Blues on the Bayou

One of the King's favorites recorded at Dockside Studio, Maurice, La., cut in all of four days back in 1998. No frills basic blues album at its finest, even snagged a Grammy for good measure, mon cher.

French Quarter, New Orleans

For a certain coworker who happens to be in love with Lenny K. but doesn't believe a word I say about the Big Easy. Who lives on Front St. now, girlfriend?

Aaron Neville, His Brothers & Friends - Tell It Like It Is

The A-train scored a number 1 hit with this beauty back in 1966 - one of the best vocal performances then and to this day. Good message too for we may be here today but gone tomorrow...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mavis Staples Sings Allen Toussaint - Last Train

Still taking us there, both of them... Have mercy. Thanks "Squeeze."

Brady Roberts at the Rivershack Tavern

Before passing on at too early an age, Mr. Roberts laid down this incredible performance at the 'shack. "Born in Mississippi" - A Jb favorite.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mardi Gras Rollin' in "This City" - Steve Earle

Nice tune by Steve Earle. Folks back home are enjoying Mardi Gras but more than a few a bit bummed that the Saints released Jeremy Shockey (in final photo of this powerful video). Gotta love Carville. Throw me something, Mister.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grace Potter, Joe Satriani & Friends

Turn the horses loose and watch them run... What an amazing performance we have here!

Grayson Hugh - For My Friend

Hey DeucE, I am adding a slight detour to my bucket list roadtrip up to the North Atlantic Blues Festival. Seems an hour or so outside of Hartford, one might stop in and say hello to a musician friend of ours. What do you say, you in?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Theresa Andersson & Special Guest

A little New Orleans ya'll...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Andrew Duhon - 'Cross the Pond

Made a quick trip home this weekend since the kids have today off. Arrived unannounced so I could surprise my folks. Headed out to UNO's home opener on the Lakefront (we won!) with hopes of getting an autograph for my son of a young phenom (Nick Schwaner) drafted last year and now with the Tampa Bay Rays. Brought a couple of balls with me on a hunch and guess who was there, mission accomplished.

Went in search of a Mia Borders' CD (one of Jb's Christmas posts) and while no luck, stumbled across a book on New Orleans by Jeff Duncan, with the book's introduction written by Deuce Mcallister. Turns out that it is an autographed copy signed by Mr. Duncan and Mr. Mcallister. A pretty good belated gift for Evan (I could tell by the expression on his face). Dad pulls through again.

Got a gift myself last night in the form of a tip from a good friend, seems he has a cousin who is a talented lyricist and musician, also someone to keep an eye on. See for yourself.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Amos Lee - Jazz Fest Day Two Must See

Along with Mr. Robert Cray. Until then, two from Philly's own to mellow out with...

Centerfield, John Fogerty

Speaking of turns at bat, first home game is this afternoon and we'll (father and son) be there!

Father and Son, Cat Stevens

Seems it's my turn at bat only I'm the old fart this time around, probably get what I deserve too...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Joe Satriani - Summer Song

For Blaise, one of his favorites - thanks for standing with Evan last night. To your continued success and to my son's future success.

Foghat - Rocks the Blues

Audience participation to be found in your bedroom and/or your shower for the water enthusiasts among us. Tell her Jetboy sent you...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sister Hazel - All for You

More audience participation with this sweet ditty by the boyz from Gainesville.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gary Moore - Sure Could Rock The House

Nothing like a little audience participation...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sasha on a Sunday Morn

Talent runs deep in the Masakowski family. Very nice sound. Snug Harbor never looked better...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tab Benoit - Sea Saint Sessions

Used to check out the Tab-ster every chance I got back in the day for the ladies came from miles around to see this handsome young cajun lad lay it down - made for a target rich environment every time. Day One must see - ladies and gents...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mumford & Sons

Thanks "Dude" for the Jazz Fest Day One recommendation...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Boogie Woogie Express

Trust me - Nobody does it better than Honey Piazza and Dave Kida.

Jazzfest 2011 - Day One Looks Good

Day One - one of the things I miss the most. Used to be the least crowded day with the freshest food as I recall. Only $45 in advance or $60 at the gate for the day. Jb's picks in bold...


Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Jeff Beck, Wyclef Jean, The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Keb' Mo', Mighty Clouds of Joy, Justin Townes Earle, Ron Carter Trio w/ Mulgrew Miller and Russell Malone, Donald Harrison, Tab Benoit, Jon Cleary, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, John Mooney & Bluesiana, the subdudes, Mia Borders, Anat Cohen Quartet, Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield.

The Bahamas Experience, Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès of Haiti, Germaine Bazzle, The Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr., Haitian - New Orleans Connection featuring Emeline Michel, Dr. Jean Montes, and Dr. Michael White, Warren Storm - Willie Tee & Cypress, Shades of Praise, Henry Gray & the Cats, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Red Stick Ramblers, Coco Robicheaux, Danny Barnes, Otra, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Corey Ledet, Derek Douget, Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, Doreen's Jazz New Orleans, Dave Lemon & the Flow, MASHUP feat.

Terence Higgins, Ike Stubblefield, and Grant Green, Jr., Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders with guest Butch Thompson, Happy Talk Band, Meschiya Lake & Dem Lil' Big Horns, Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band, Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Cajun Band, Comanche Hunters and Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Real Untouchables Brass Band, Rocks of Harmony, Morning Star Mass Choir, Chris Clifton, Louis Ford & his New Orleans Flairs, Voices of Peter Claver, Los Astros de America, Tulane Jazz Ensemble, Jonno & Cajun Experience, Mount Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir, Sister Naomi Washington and Group, Smitty Dee's Brass Band, Dillard University Jazz Ensemble, Black Mohawk and Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Keep N it Real, We R One, Zulu, and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Louisiana Sketches with Carl LeBlanc presented by Young Audiences, Gray Hawk, Young Cheyenne and Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians...

Louisiana Bayou - Dave Matthews

Interesting fan reaction...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donna "Guitar" Grantis @ the North Atlantic Blues Festival

This Festival just happens to be on my Bucket List right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Redwoods of California. Maybe I could sit in on the drums and jam with Ms. Grantis when I get there, yeah boy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Trampled Under Foot - Love My Baby

Just so happens that these two brothers have a sister, one who can sing and play a little too, if you know what I mean...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Great Louie Louie Debate

Once the subject of an FBI investigation, two years in duration believe it or not. Priceless for anyone with brothers...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mike Zito - Little Red Corvette

Guess who said and I quote "Damn, not bad for a white boy, dig?"