Blasters shows have been described as a “cross between Creedence and the Clash.” – from their website. In my mind, they were a great band that not enough people found out about. Bill Bateman is one of the best drummers there is, and then, of … Continue reading The Blasters
Mick Fleetwood summed up the atmosphere, not just at Klook’s Kleek but all over London thus, “Ah, Swinging London – if one could only re-create that lost, heady air of freedom and opportunity that was sweeping over sleepy, stuffy London town during the mid-sixties.” If … Continue reading Featured Album – Undead – Ten Years After
“I don’t think I ever really wished for fame. I just – music, just does it for me.” – Gregg Allman Anyone who has followed this blog for more than five minutes knows of my love for the Allman Brothers Band. I’ve long since done … Continue reading Gregg Allman – Not Gonna Let ‘Em Catch Me
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).