Tag Archives: Dancing

King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor — Dr. John

   In my mind, he will always be the King of New Orleans, even though there have been and will be many more. He has its history in his fingertips. He’s telling me about gilded splinters and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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You and the Night and the Music

   Within those grooves, jazziness and corny expression existed in an unlikely balance. It was created by a powerful, swinging, yet restrained, collection of musicians. The pictures show a bunch of guys lined up with shiny instruments, in tuxedos. Elegant … Continue reading

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Sir Doug! – Solid Mover and Texas Tornado.

   Doug Sahm was so rock and roll, he never stopped smiling. From the time of his radio debut at age five, he played anything with strings and had his ears wide open. He was also so Texas, born in … Continue reading

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Coyote Poets of the Universe

Albuquerue What a name! What a band! All I know is that they are from Denver and, according to their website, have no gigs scheduled from 2014 on. Denver might as well be Texas in its distance from my couch. … Continue reading

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Singular Additions – Volume 3

Some tunes for the afternoon. The Arizona Yodeler   The Dezurik Sisters Wild About Her   Dave Ray Misahotaka Ny Akama   Rajery A Little Light   Sturgill Simpson In Awah Dah   Ted Ringer Que Cobarde   Carmen y Laura  

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Dan Zanes – Kid crooner with great hair.

    Lucky kids. In the past, they might on occasion have someone like Brahms write them a lullaby or Woody Guthrie pen them a tune, but usually it was more like Burl Ives or a sing-along about a dog named, … Continue reading

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