John “Jay” Geils passed away of natural causes at his home in Groton, MA on April 11, 2017. This one’s for him. In the early 80’s, with songs like “Love Stnks,” “Freeze Frame,” and “Centerfold,” the J.Geils Band were a staple of MTV. I was … Continue reading The J. Geils Band – BLOW YOUR FACE OUT!!
“On the Eastside of LA where there were sometimes little signs in the windows of the restaurants that said, “English Spoken Here,” we all knew those songs. Our parents … were from Mexico but we were born here. … We were the living embodiment of … Continue reading Los Lobos
Wikipedia: “In My Time of Dying” (also called “Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed” or a variation thereof) is a traditional gospel music song that has been recorded by numerous musicians. The title line, closing each stanza of the song, refers to a deathbed and … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – In My Time of Dying
Literally just saw this. Words fail me on this one. Butch was partners for the entire run of the ABB with Jaimoe. Butch was the “on-the-beat” drummer, Jaimoe the jazzy one. Butch’s nephew is, of course, Derek Trucks, guitar great. Losing an Allman is for me like losing a family member. (I met some of these guys. Story down the road.) Anyway RIP, Butch. Damn! Sorry. I got nothin’.
Drummer Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of the Southern rock legend The Allman Brothers, has died. He was 69. (Click below for story).
My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity. —-Eric Clapton Retreating to England, Eric Clapton went back to his house, the (I think) appropriately named … Continue reading Eric Clapton (3) – Journeyman
My theory was that making records, first and foremost, was always going to be a commercial enterprise and therefore not pure. It was a ridiculously pompous attitude, considering that all the music I was learning from was on records. … As exciting as it was … Continue reading Eric Clapton (2) – Slowhand
“I went off in a lot of different directions all at once it seems, but I find I have floated back to straight blues playing. I’ve returned to what I like doing as an individual, and that is playing exploratory blues. You get really hung … Continue reading Eric Clapton (1) – Troubador