Sunday, March 31, 2019

ENO WAS DOING HIS HAIR THAT NIGHT

As you may know, Roxy Music was among the bands recently inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, a bullshit organization if there ever was one. (Stevie Nicks is in it twice, once for Fleetwood Mac and another as a solo artist, while Link Wray has been snubbed year after year. Complete bullshit, end of discussion.) Because Roxy Music was reuniting, albeit with only three original members, all sorts of blogs and music sites went scrambling for footage. All of the clips are crappy quality (links below), but it prompted me to go on a Roxy Music binge. There were a couple new take-aways. A big one was a new found respect for Andy Mackay's playing, in parts totally traditional rock 'n' roll honking and in other parts almost jazz. Seriously, check his playing on "The Bogus Man". Shit, the whole song has this dream-like atmosphere and his playing keeps it out there. Almost Sun Ra like. Meanwhile, Eno squiggles in the background planning his exit.


The other thing that slayed me was a video from a 1973 TV appearance on the German music show Musikladen (above), doing "Editions of You". There are a couple moments that show you how tight they were. One is at when Ferry croons the line "This way-ay-ay" (at 2:34) and takes off stage left, making it to his organ just in time to start a short solo. That's another thing, just prior to that, three back to back solos, Mackay, then Eno and then Manzanera, and it doesn't seem excessive. The icing on the cake is near the end, after Brian Ferry sings his last line "Don't let this happen to yo-o-o-ou" (at 3:26) he heads stage left, throws his head back at the exact moment Mackay hits the first note of the outro. Little things, yeah, but little things I hadn't noticed before. I'm not greedy.

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Listen:
Roxy Music - The Bogus Man mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Roxy Music - Do the Strand mp3
at Self Starter Foundation (?)
Roxy Music - Re-Make Re-Model mp3
at Rock Town Hall
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain mp3
at  Rock Town Hall
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame [sic] clips:
Roxy Music - Out Of The Blue
at YouTube
Roxy Music - Love is the Drug/ More Than This
at YouTube
Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home a Heartache
at YouTube
Roxy Music - Avalon
at YouTube
Roxy Music - Editions of You
at YouTube

Friday, March 29, 2019

THANK YOU MS JACKSON

Wow, I just read that Wanda Jackson retired two days ago. She's eighty one years old. Think she deserves to chill? She handled it all with class. How many people knew Elvis and Gene Vincent and Dave Alvin, Rosie Flores, and Lux and Ivy from the Cramps? I may have blinked once or twice but I don't remember her every looking awkward or struggling with aging in public. And her voice, whoa, that voice, it strayed remarkably little in the past sixty years, Check the mp3 of her "I Gotta Know" from 1956, then watch the video from around 2014. Unreal.


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Listen:
Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know mp3 at Rocky 52 1956
Wanda Jackson - Let's Have a Party mp3
at Rockabilly Hall 1960
Wanda Jackson - Mean Mean Man mp3
at Rockabilly Hall 1958
Wanda Jackson - Honey Bop mp3
at Rocky 52 1958
Wanda Jackson with Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach - Funnel of Love (streaming) at YouTube 2003

Thursday, March 28, 2019

OUT OF CONTROL DISTRACTO NIGHT

I stuck my hands in my records and without looking came up with Rory Gallagher Live, an LP on hand since my teens. Halfway through the first song, "Messin' With the Kid" it occurred to me that I might not have ever heard the original by Junior Wells. I hadn't even made it through one song and I was already running out. After hearing Wells's original, and digging it, I went looking for other stuff. I ran into a later Wells cover of Bill Withers's "Use Me". This I gotta hear. That's what I thought. Yikes. Bill Withers's "Use Me" Lesson # 1: You cannot out funk the funk. Holly Golightly knew that. She managed a cover that's completely different.

I went looking for a new link for Withers's original (the one posted a while back was dead) and only managed a YouTube link, but in the hunt ran into Har Mar Superstar who I'd totally forgotten about. That's when the wheels totally came off. It's one of those nights.

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Listen:
Rory Gallagher - Messin' With the Kid mp3 at Internet Archive
Junior Wells - Messin' With the Kid
(streaming) at YouTube
Junior Wells - Use Me mp3
at Internet Archive
Holly Golightly - Use Me
(streaming) at YouTube
Bill Withers - Use Me
(streaming) at YouTube
Har Mar Superstar - Let Me Use Your Ride mp3
at Har Marchives
Har Mar Superstar - Never My Love mp3
at ATumblr

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

MITCH RYDER'S BIG MOUTH

I had a conversation with a friend a few days ago, the neighborhood record store counter guy, a musician, songwriter and all around musical egghead. Someone good to talk music with. He didn't know about the Mitch Ryder LP The Detroit-Memphis Experiment. I figured you may not either. On the album Ryder's backed by Booker T and the MGs. Yeah. Just as killer as it sounds. No blue eyed qualifiers here. This is soul.

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Listen:
From The Detroit - Memphis Experience:
Mitch Ryder - Liberty mp3
at Groove Addict
Mitch Ryder - Raise your Hand
(streaming) at YouTube
Mitch Ryder - Meat
(streaming) at YouTube
Mitch Ryder - Wear And Tear On My Heart
(streaming) at YouTube
Earlier:
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - I Had It Made mp3
at Groove Addict
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Sock It to Me Baby mp3
at ATumblr (?)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

IT'S 1978 SOMEWHERE

I hadn't heard Tuxedo Moon in ages, so it was a startling flashback hearing "No Tears". I remembered hearing it around the time it came out, thinking "what the hell is this?" The guy's voice doesn't do much for me but, man, the music; this is a noisy record. In some parts it's hard to tell what instrument it is that you're listening to. It's abrasive without a fucking wall of guitar. Total cacophony. Fresh in 1978.

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Listen:
Tuxedomoon - No Tears mp3 at For the Sake of the Song

Monday, March 25, 2019

PAM GRIER WITH A GUN #476

The last couple days have been immersed in Blaxploitation soundtracks and second tier flicks. First off, my apologies if Blaxploitation is an offensive term. It's the one that's always used, but then again everyone uses the term kraut rock and I know that's offensive to some. Whatever. Started revisiting some of the music, and that led to the movies. Ho-ly shit, there's a ton of full length Blaxploitation movies on YouTube. So, I've been kind of binge watching, full movies and a lot random partial movies. And moving it to some jammin' tunes.

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Listen:
Luchi De Jesus - Friday Foster Main Title mp3 at Soul Donuts
Dennis Coffey - Love Theme from Black Belt Jones mp3
at Blaxplotation
The Dells - No Way Back mp3
at Soul Donuts

Melvin Van Peebles - Sweetback's Theme mp3 at Oz Good It's actually a pre-fame Earth, Wind and Fire, and composed by Van Peebles
Willie Hutch - Tell Me Why Has Our Love Turned Cold mp3
at Crate Kings

Friday, March 22, 2019

GENE VINCENT'S ALL "GET OFF ME!"

Man, oh man. Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, both absolute top tier early rockers. You know that. I just came across that photo above (high resolution here). Good enough to dig up a few that I haven't posted before. Even if you know these songs, they're likely on an LP or playlist and you're listening to multiple songs in succession. Do yourself a favor. Even if you, like me, have heard them a thousand times over the years, isolate one of them. Just set aside three minutes of your time and pick that shit apart. I've heard Cochran's "Ping Peg Slacks" hundreds of times, but it wasn't until tonight that I really heard him mid-song (at 1:04) with the snotty delivery on "I went to see my ba-behh!". I was cracking up. It sounded like some bratty twenty one year old kid, which it technically was. Catching that for the first time convinced me to pick apart others. Which is where I'm going. Liftoff.

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Listen:
Eddie Cochran - Pink Peg Slacks mp3 at Rockabilly Hall
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - Red Blue Jeans mp3 at Rockabilly Hall
Eddie Cochran - Nervous Breakdown mp3 at Rockabilly Hall
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - Pink Thunderbird mp3 at Rockabilly Hall

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

RETURN OF THE STONE COLD CLASSIC

You gotta know by now that I'm not above posting something a second or third time. There's a few reasons. One is that sometimes it's just too damn hard to think of something to post. You try to think of 2835 different artists. That's how many posts are here. So there's going to be artists or songs posted repeatedly. Which brings up another reason. Sometimes I'm A) Amazed that the old links still work, or B) I've found new links. Neither would be reason enough, but if it's something I dig enough to really want to push it in front of you, all bets are off. Cutting to the chase: Horace Andy's debut LP on Studio One is a true reggae classic, period. It's made the top reggae LPs of all time lists  a zillion times for good reason. It's an iconic slab containing Andy's young voice as smooth as it ever was, the fantastic prime-era-Studio One sound and band (Leroy Sibbles and, Jackie Mittoo undoubtedly in the mix). Think of it this way, it's like the first Ramones LP of reggae. I guess.

It's a hard title to find on Studio One, meaning the original versions. He rerecorded most, if not all, of the songs in later years on other labels, but none are nearly as good as the originals. But the re-recordings are the ones that always seem to pop up, new or used. Not the original recordings. So, if you find it on Studio One, snag it. In case you never do, it's down there. Dig it.

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Listen:
Horace Andy - Skylarking mp3
at ATumblr (?)
The full LP:
Horace Andy - Skylarking
(streaming) at YouTube
Horace Andy - Skylarking (download)
at Global Grooves Click on the green download button, fill in the captcha, and you're gold baby. Note: you may have to do the captcha twice.
Visit:
Other Studio One posts
(scroll down)

Monday, March 18, 2019

MORE THAN REVERB, A MAN.

It was a heavy morning, waking up to the news that Dick Dale had passed away. I've said it before, "this one hurts", but this one really hurts. There's so much that could be said about him and his music. He was an icon of surf music, the self proclaimed "King of the Surf Guitar". Accurate or not, he was there at the beginning and was one of the most visible surf guitarists in the history of the genre, gigging consistently for over fifty years. If you like surf music, you know that Dick Dale was the man.

I first heard about Dick Dale in the early seventies from a review in Surfer magazine of a Surfers Stomp, what was essentially a revue, a bunch surf bands that had been big back in the day. Whatever it had said about Dick Dale, it sent me on a hunt for his records. Back then his entire catalog was out of print and thrift stores and garage sales yielded nothing. I watched and waited. Had to. He had made the list without me hearing a note. I was already familiar with surf music from the countless Lively Ones, Challengers and Surfaris LPs you practically tripped over in thrift stores. But, alas, no Dick Dale.

When I was in high school my older sister had a boyfriend that was from San Clemente and after interrogating him, my brothers and I found out that he had heard Dick Dale, but not really being a music fiend he was unable to give us a definitive description of what his sound was like. Nonetheless, Dick Dale was on the want list and would remain there. Then in 1975, out of the blue, a new Dick Dale LP. It was a titled as a greatest hits collection, but all of the songs had been re-recorded specifically for this release. My brothers and I didn't give a shit. We finally got to hear what Dick Dale sounded like and we were in awe. After the release of that LP, thanks to the "once on, never off" want list, in the ensuing years we were actually scoring some of his original releases. We hadn't yet seen him live.



Dale had been playing the Tahoe/Reno/Vegas circuit for several years when he finally had a gig in my neck of the woods, around '79-'80. Two nights, two shows per night if I remember correctly. I went both nights, once with my buddies from the beach, and once with a friend from the punk scene. After the first set on the first night, I approached Dale and asked to sign my copy of Surfers Choice, not something I'd ever done. In fact I was against that sort of fandom, but I had waited too long to see this person perform and thought I might not ever get the chance again. Now, here is the deal. Dick Dale gave me, a kid he had never met, as much time as I wanted. Super gracious, not a speck of condescension. He talked, and he boasted, but it was like the exaggerations of an uncle telling his war stories embellished over the years. There was doubt when he started talking story about both Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Cochran, but I didn't give a shit. Really. What impressed me the most was that I was there talking one on one with Dick Dale about Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Cochran. When he handed my record back he had signed it "To my friend Tom". And that's exactly what he made me feel like. A few weeks later one of the local punk fanzines made comments about one of there own missing whatever the show of the week was to go see surf music, as was if they thought they were outing me as some sort of defector. In my mind they were fucking idiots.



Dick Dale made me feel like his friend. That was big. I spoke with him a couple other times in ensuing years, and although he didn't remember me from previous meetings, that was to be expected. This was over a period of several years. But he was always the same, totally nice and accommodating. To wit, the video above, shot in 2007, roughly twenty seven years after I met him, and he is just as accommodating. The person who shot it asked him if he had any advice for up and coming musicians. Boy, did he get a helluva answer. Dale gives away his playbook. This is Indie 101, maybe not as effective these days, but the gist is. Don't be a sucker.

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Listen:
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - Miserlou mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - Surf Beat mp3
at Beware of the Blog
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - Night Rider mp3
at Rocky 52
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - Jungle Fever mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichidan
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - Ghost Riders In the Sky mp3
at Rocky 52

Saturday, March 16, 2019

PLAIN AND FANCY

Man, ol' Stereolab might have just sent me on a new career path. I was listening to the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique in the car this week and thinking about the one time I saw them. It was a Lollapolooza show with a killer line up, among the other acts were George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and L7, and among other bands on the side stage the Flaming Lips and Stereolab. When I saw Stereolab (on a recommendation from my friend Max, the only person I knew who had heard them) I remember coming away thinking they sounded kind of like the first Modern Lovers LP, maybe some Velvets, that kind of pleasant mind numbing repetitive plodding rhythm. Keep in mind that it was the first time hearing them.

It took a few years but I finally got a Stereolab CD. I always lag, and I knew that they would always be there. The one I got sounded nothing like what I remembered them sounding like. Several more years pass. I dabble in their back catalog but couldn't find that sound. Then, a few months ago, the local used record and CD store had about eight different titles, a lot for such a tiny store. They were cheap enough that I figured I'd just start from the beginning. I snagged their first album. The second song got my attention. That was the band I saw. I've come to love that album. In some ways it seems like it's not even the same band. That's cool with me.

It took years to hear that version of Stereolab, and it got me to thinking why I lagged so much with them. Then I remembered that I'm a habitual lagger. I am. I thought, well shit, that's something I excel at, consistently. How can I market this? There's no competition, professional laggers that is. It you think that's because there's not a market for a professional lagger, look at all the money people shell out to get that distressed look instead of letting the stuff they already have wear out from use. If there are people that pay extra to have their stuff beat to shit for them, do you really think there aren't people out there that want people to do their lagging for them? Now I'll just have to come up with a business plan. I'll get around to that later.

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Listen:
Stereolab - Orgiastic mp3 at Heavently (?) 1992
Stereolab - Bongolia mp3
at Benoitro 2000
Stereolab - Fractal Dream of a Thing mp3
at Rock Town Hall 2008

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BRASS WORSHIP

Royalty: Rico Rodriquez, Don Drummond, Carlos Malcolm
A few nights ago, after posting the J.B.'s I went on a trombone binge, thanks in no small part to Fred Wesley, the trombonist of said J.B.s. Because there's a general trombone ignorance on my part, I could only think of trombonists from reggae and ska, and even that list was short. The binge started with Don Drummond. Before I'd finished with him, I saw that Carlos Malcolm, ska OG and Jamaican musicologist, had posted a thing on Facebook that had an excerpt from his book, A Personal History of Post-War Jamaican Music: New Orleans Jazz, Blues to Reggae. A quick aside: If you at all serious about reggae music, even if you consider yourself schooled, it would behoove you to friend him on Facebook and soak up his knowledge, first hand knowledge. He answers questions, sometimes not about music but about life in general, and he sometimes quotes his book. The guy is walking history.

The excerpt that Malcolm posted was about trombonists in reggae, heavy on the Don Drummond and Rico Rodriquez. Between the three of them I had plenty to keep me out of trouble.

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Listen:
Carlos Malcolm - Ska-mania mp3 at Basement Rug
Don Drummond - Far East mp3 at Groove Addict
Don Drummond - Dewdrops mp3
at Groove Addict
Don Drummond - Alipang mp3
at Groove Addict
Video:
Carlos Malcolm - Short profile
at YouTube

Monday, March 11, 2019

DRUMMER IN REPOSE

Fuck, Hal Blaine died today. I'm sure most of you know who he is. Studio drummer, first string in the Wrecking Crew. Those of you who don't know who he is, I can guarantee you've heard his playing. Take a look at the list of #1 hits he played on, or the other partial list of records he played on that didn't hit the top slot. He was the go-to.

Blaine was on more records that most of you own, over six thousand by his estimation. The drummer for Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, two of the greatest producers of all time, in any genre. They knew what was what, and Blaine was definitely what. Wilson said today, "I’m so sad, I don’t know what to say. Hal Blaine was such a great musician and friend that I can’t put it into words. Hal taught me a lot, and he had so much to do with our success - he was the greatest drummer ever. We also laughed an awful lot."



A drummer friend of mine, who's been playing for four decades, posted a YouTube audio clip (above) of the making of "Be My Baby" today, and noted the following "Listen to the fills at the 8 minute mark!" adding a few minutes later "At the 8:26 mark Phil stops the recording and says "OK hold it, I wanna make sure it's the same tempo" and Hal responds......" it's fucking perfect Phil"! Classic."

There's a whole hell of a lot online about Blaine, and there will be a lot more as obits and remembrances are posted. Those of you that don't know what definitely was what might take the opportunity to learn about Blaine.

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Listen:
Hal Blaine - Gear Stripper mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Hal Blaine - Drums! Drums! A Go Go (full album)
(streaming) at YouTube 1965
Hal Blaine - Interview
at NPR
Hal Blaine on Phil Spector
at YouTube
Hal Blaine - The Sessions Panel
at YouTube 40 minute interview, 2017

Sunday, March 10, 2019

TAKE IT HIGHER FRED

If a song makes you forget about everything for nine minutes, that's really more than you can ask for. I don't know what I was looking for when I saw Fred Wesley's name mentioned, but it sent me lookin' for some J.B.'s stuff. One long version (but not the longest) of "Doin' It to Death" later, I don't even know what kinda mood I was in when I walked in the door. I've no idea the science behind it and it doesn't quite matter anyway. It worked.

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Listen:
James Brown and the J.B.'s - Doing It To Death mp3 at Frederator
Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s - It's the J.B.'s Monorail mp3 at ATumblr (?)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

STILL WAITING

The Black Keys have a new song out, their first in something like five years. Will someone please tell me why I still hang on the hope that they'll return to their broke-ass shit? I fear this new one is as close as were going to get to a step back. Progress, schmogress. I dig the raw shit.

Here's the new song and a handful from their first LP in 2002, my personal favorite. But you don't give a shit about that. Dig the contrast anyway.


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Listen:
The Black Keys - Heavy Soul mp3
at SB Dave
The Black Keys - She Said, She Said mp3
at Hear Ya.
The Black Keys - Brooklyn Bound mp3
at Hey Lisa
The Black Keys - I'll Be Your Man mp3
at Susie Bright

Thursday, March 7, 2019

NO ONE IS INNOCENT

Is punk rock really worth revisiting again and again? Do OG punk bands, irregardless of their vintage merit really need to tour every few years to "keep the fire burning". Yes and no. Yes if the intent is true to original punk rock worth as a matter of social consciousness and the DIY ethos. No as an oldies revue, which is what all the reunions and yacking often are. By going over and over the ancient tried and once true routines we've lost the ability to create something out of nothing. And that is what is really missing. It's scary to look back and realize that just about everything since that initial wave of punk rock has been formulaic, and much of punk was that as well. The inception of hip hop, or rap as it was referred to then, is about the last time things changed in a big way, really made something out if nothing. Is inventiveness dead?

That's my sourpuss mood for the night after seeing a post at Brooklyn Vegan. It's about a panel discussion that had on hand Henry Rollins, Duff McKagen, John Lydon, Harley Flanagan, Marky Ramone and Donita Sparks. What a shit show, the highlight of which is the bickering of Lydon and Ramone. A blowhard frontman with a genuine CV vs a, let's just face it, adequate drummer with a excess of self-important pomp. It's rich, I tell ya, and Marky Ramone comes off looking stuck in the past (with the signature bowl cut and leather that he's been wearing for forty years) and clueless about anything outside of his sphere, the Ramones and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, the band he was in before joining the Ramones. Lydon just makes you think "Ah, good ol' Johnny, the dude's still his loudmouth self." And that's just the two of them. There are other moments worth watching but I'm too lazy and I've taken too much of your time. Go make something.

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Visit:
Johnny Rotten, Henry Rollins & Marky Ramone walk into a panel… (anarchy ensued) at Brooklyn Vegan Four videos and a story.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

TAKE IT PLUME HEAD

Hey it's Fat Tuesday, or was, depending on where you are. regardless, it is here, right now. It is also my excuse for a hasty exit. Dig on the man on the left (above), Mr. Ernie K-Doe. The dude who did "Mother In Law" and a zillion other N.O. classics. Several years later, he was a radio DJ on WWOZ, and his between song banter was all over the place. Making things up spontaneously is tough, but he goes on weird tangents almost like he's talking just to hear his own voice, ranting about all sorts of shit. After a few minutes, it's back to the music. This is good stuff.

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Listen:
Ernie K-Doe - Wanted, $10.000 Reward mp3
at J Yuenger
Ernie K-Doe - Mother In Law mp3
at Net Animations (?)
Radio show:
Ernie K-Doe on WWOZ
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban 110 minutes

Monday, March 4, 2019

TOUSSAINT WINS THE COOL PHOTO CONTEST

Jeez, for some reason this year the whole New Orleans music vibe is hitting me hard. Maybe it's because I haven't listened io music from New Orleans since about this time last year, which is just stupid. There's holiday music and there's holiday music. I'd never listen to Christmas music in the middle of summer. That's the most black and white type of an off season decision that needs to be made. Halloween is a different story. The real goofy "Monster Mash" type shit only gets played at Halloween, but the Sonic's "The Witch"? All bets are off. Any day of the year. Valentines Day? Shit, if I wanna get soapy, I've been known to play a love song. Okay, so Christmas music is the only truly limited type of holiday music. So, what the fuck? New Orleans music isn't just a soundtrack to people in loud clothes yelling in your year and then turning to puke. All of this because of Joe Jones's "You Talk Too Much". It set me off.

It was at one of the four posts over at Time Goes By, a blog for Australian seniors that has among its ranks a Mr. Peter Tibbles. Dude knows music. He has a weekly column over there and they're always interesting regardless of the genre. Among his posts are four that have all varieties of New Orleans music. Tibbles's posts are at the bottom. Here's a few others as appetizers.

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Listen:
Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much mp3 at Time Goes By
Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras in New Orleans mp3 at Groove Addict
Ernie K-Doe - Popeye Joe mp3 at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Lee Dorsey - Workin' In a Coal Mine mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Al Tousan (Allen Toussaint) - Moo Moo mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban 
The Posts:
New Orleans Music at Time Goes By
Part 1:
King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Roy Brown, Lee Dorsey, Joe Jones, Bobby Charles, Dave Bartholomew, Jessie Hill, Coco Bobicheaux
Part 2:
Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Eddie Bo, the Neville Brothers, Benny Spellman, the Dixie Cups, Smiley Lewis
Part 3:
Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Alvin Robinson, Fats Domino, Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, Lonnie Johnson, Chris Kenner, The Meters, Dr, John
Part 4:
Jelly Roll Morton, Champion Jack Dupree, James Booker, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Larry Williams, Shirley and Lee. Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, March 3, 2019

TWO DAYS AND COUNTING

Aaron Neville. Party Hard.
More Fat Tuesday prep tonight. Why not overdo it? Music from New Orleans is just so uniquely American, shit, more accurately uniquely New Orleans. You can pretty much peg the type of rhythm and blues that comes from there. If I were a musician, or knew the mechanics of music, I could throw around some technical mumbo jumbo to say why and how, but I'm not a musician and I don't know much technical mumbo jumbo so I will resort to the litmus test: Does the music make me feel a little closer to New Orleans? Yes. Jubilant? Check. Willing to stand in the street shoulder to shoulder with people who are clearly there for the wrong kind of folly just to enjoy the soundtrack? Yep. That is New Orleans music.

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Listen:
Aaron Neville - Humdinger mp3 at DJ Perro
Art Neville - Arabian Love Call mp3
at Office Naps
Al Tousan (Allen Toussaint) - Cow Cow Blues mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Two mixes:
Funky16Corners Mardi Gras!
at Funky 16 Corners Two fine mixes, Mardi Gras Boogaloo and Keep the Fire Burning. One click and mix the drinks.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

BECAUSE, WHY NOT?

I ran into a cover of James Brown's "I Got You (I feel Good)" by a Filipina movie star from the late sixties and if I don't post it, I'll forget it existed. Not exactly a gushing endorsement, I know. But it's oddball enough that I might get a hankering for it later. What the hell. There's another cover down there too, of Desmond Dekker's "Israelites". This night is just full of thrills.

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Listen:
Vilma Valera - I Got You (I Feel Good) mp3 at Office Naps
Vilma Valera - Israelites
(streaming) at YouTube

Friday, March 1, 2019

THE BEGINNERS ALWAYS WANT BEADS

Holy shit Fat Tuesday is only days away! And this is the weekend before Fat Tuesday AKA the amateur Mardi Gras, so commence posting of New Orleans shit! This won't hurt a bit. A mix of better and lesser known Crescent City sides, once or twice per season. It won't kill you.

~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~
Listen:
Warren Lee - Star Revue mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Shirley & Lee - Feel So Good mp3
at Rocky 52
Dave Bartholomew - Carnival Time mp3
at Home of the Groove
Professor Longhair - In the Night mp3
at DJ Perro
Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin' mp3
at DJ Perro
Roger and the Gypsies - Pass the Hatchet (Pts 1 and 2) mp3 at A Terrible Blogger Is Born
Champion Jack Dupree - Drunk Again mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Huey "Piano" Smith - Popeye mp3
at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Al Tousan (Allen Toussaint) - Pelican Parade mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Frankie Ford - Roberta mp3
at Rocky 52
Eddie Lang - Something Within Me mp3
at Soul Garage
Eddie Bo - Roamin-itis mp3
at Groove Addict
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can, Pt 2 mp3
at Videogotz
Huey "Piano" Smith - Would You Believe It mp3
at Modern Kicks
Jessie Hill - Oogsey Moo mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow mp3
at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Wax Wonders: The Soul Of NOLA at Aquarium Drunkard Three New Orleans sides, Irma Thomas, Bobby Parker, Little Bob. ( The two by Willie Tee are dead.)