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...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Knock On Wood -- Eddie Floyd & The Memphis Horns

Great tune, cannot remember the last time I heard this gem...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Born Under A Bad Sign -- Albert King & The Memphis Horns

The year was 1967 and the boyz of Memphis could do no wrong, that ain't no lie...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Steve Winwood and the Memphis Horns -- Roll With It

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...

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sam and Dave with the Memphis Horns & More-- Hold On, I'm Comin'

One for the L'Man who will no doubt recognize the boyz of Memphis, what a band! Does it get better than this?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

U2 and the Memphis Horns -- Welcome to Memphis

Angel of Harlem in Sun Studio, 1987. To the journey for the future comes from the day before...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sting and the Memphis Horns -- All Four Seasons

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...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deep Purple -- The Missing Song Of Machine Head, Released 1972

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...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Art Neville and The Funky Meters

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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cinnamon Girl -- Ever Wonder

Just who she was, well here she is so the story goes...

Monday, July 22, 2019

Blues Breakers -- John Mayall With Eric Clapton

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...

Monday, July 8, 2019

Dr. John -- By Special Request

One of Skip's favorite performances. Howl if you're able...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dr. John -- The Night Tripper

Like no other, true dat... RIP Mac.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Kenny Wayne Shepherd -- Woman Like You

New Stuff from the KWS Band, nice touch boyz...

Friday, May 24, 2019

Baby, Please Come Home -- Lloyd Price and Jimmie Vaughan

What's old as in Old School New Orleans is new, updated with a Texas touch...

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alvin Lee -- Motel Blues

Man, could he play... I somehow missed (or perhaps forgot) his passing in 2013. Quite the legend! RIP, Mr. Lee.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Anders Osborne -- Running

More good stuff from NOLA's A-Train. Running - It's what we do... Thanks Anders!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Peter Karp Band -- With Special Guest

The one and only Mick Taylor on lead guitar, priceless...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Albert Cummings -- The Long Way

With a little help from SRV's Double Trouble. Might just be the only way worth taking...

Monday, April 1, 2019

Robert Cray Sings A Tony Joe White Tune

Four minutes of heaven...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Paul Butterfield -- To Tell The Truth

The year was 1966 and man, that cat could play the blues...

Sunday, March 3, 2019

One Way Out -- Allman Brothers 1971

Skydog and Betts, a combination like no other to this day...

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Book Faded Brown -- Rick Danko & The Band

Rick Danko had that special touch as found here from the Band's 1998 release, Jubilation. It would be their tenth and final studio album recorded at Levon Helm's place in Woodstock, NY. Lyrics on this one by Paul Jost serve to bring us home, quite the gift...

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bring It On Home -- Sonny Boy Williamson

Willie Dixon was known to pen a classic or two, three, four and more including this gem right here. Led Zed got a hold of it a few years later and Jimmy Page added some fine touches but this version from the early Sixties speaks volumes, oh yeah...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Something Good Coming -- Tom Petty

Southwest Pass, to this day reminds me that one should make the most of all things large and small for we are all on borrowed time truth be told...

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Road Of Love -- Clarence Carter & Special Guest

Turn it up as Skydog announces his presence early on like no other...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Otis Clay -- I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight

Memphis Horns, anyone?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Grass Is Greener -- St. Paul And The Broken Bones

The Memphis Horns are looking down and smiling no doubt...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I'd Rather Go Blind -- Etta James & Rod Stewart

One for the L'Man to start off 2019 with a little soul. Legend has it that the boyz of Muscle Shoals cut this tune in one take. A few years later and before the glam, Stewart covered it nicely, along with tunes written by Jimi Hendrix and Sam Cooke, on his Never A Dull Moment release. Cheers, mate...