This could have lead into dissertations on either of the two subject matters, Mexican food or instrumentals. But let's see if we can keep it short. It all started with the usual meandering, landed on Jukebox Mafia, and their latest post, "Tacos" by the Royaltones, featuring a young Dennis Coffey. It reminded me of the backlog of instrumentals that I've been meaning to mention, and it also made me think of Mexican food in general. I love Mexican food. I pretty much grew up on it, in every variety. I'll stop right there. That's a topic that I had better not get started on. There's a few Mexican food links below if you're in the mood.
The greatest inside gatefold cover ever: ZZ Top's Tres Hombres (detail)
About the instrumentals: Following the one mentioned above, there's a handful from Diddy Wah, who always posts oddball ones (go there for more). Then there's the latest Tassle Twirler Tuesday post, from Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban, and a big ass mix of instrumentals on another post over there. The mix has stuff from Ritchie Blackmore (presumably early), the T-Bones, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Jerry Cole, Hal Blaine, Al Casey and a whole lot of other people I ain't ever heard of.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Royaltones - Tacos mp3 at Jukebox Mafia
The Roosters - Chicken Hop at Diddy Wah
Ken Kash Quintet - Vicious Vodka mp3 at Diddy Wah
Bobby Peterson Quartet - The Hunch mp3 at Diddy Wah
Hal Blaine - Gear Stripper mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Instro Inferno, Vol. 0, Intermission at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban 29 song mix
Dick Dale - Taco Wagon (live, in KEXP studio) at YouTube
L.A. Taco - Nice site, makes me hungry
Robertos - San Diego's ubiquitous taco shop chain
Mybertos -San Diego taco shop locator