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
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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
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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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 9:10 AM
Friday, February 22, 2019
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 1:04 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 9:01 AM