Sunday, August 31, 2008

What the Hell, Might as Well...

Here's some music for the hurricane party...

Thanks, Fitz for this one :)

Another one we all knew how to play and new the words to :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Narcissistic Indulgence

On Friday, August 22, 2008 I took and passed my licensure exam. I am now almost (I don't actually have the license in my hand yet) officially a social worker. :) I could give you a rundown of what all it took to get me to this point...but I think my having this site says it best. So if you will please allow me some self-indulgent celebration :)

Elton John--I'm Still Standing

Whitesnake--Here I Go Again--Unplugged

Jackson Browne--Doctor My Eyes

Jackie Wilson--Higher and Higher

Percy Sledge--Cover Me

Howlin' Wolfe--Built for Comfort

Howlin' Wolfe--Three Hundred Pounds of Joy

Norah Jones--Home of the Blues

Norah Jones--Drown In My Own Tears

Ike & Tina--Proud Mary :) We can all sing the Ike and the Tina parts to this song, right? or at least we like to think we can :)

The Beatles at Apple Records--For You Blue

LOL! Sorry but I just have to throw this one in here!

Kool and the Gang--Celebration and Get Down On It

ok, that's enough, helluva party though :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Marshall Tucker Band

I heard one of my favorite Marshall Tucker songs this morning and thought I would share some of this awesome band with you. There is only one surviving member of the original band but still they play on. :) This was taken from Wikipedia:

"The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The band formed in 1972 with founding members Doug Gray (vocalist), George McCorkle (rhythm guitarist ), Paul Riddle (drummer), Jerry Eubanks (flutist), and brothers Toy (lead guitar) and Tommy Caldwell (bassist and front man). They soon signed with Capricorn Records and by 1973, had released their first EP, The Marshall Tucker Band.

Compared to Southern rock pioneers and label-mates The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band had more of a country and western feel, with the flute being a key lead instrument in their sound with a lot of its parts in the higher fife/piccolo register. "Can't You See", "Fire on the Mountain", and "This Ol' Cowboy" are among their songs that received appreciable FM radio airplay, while "Heard It in a Love Song" made it to #14 as a single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977."

The Thrill is Gone at Volunteer Jam

Volunteer Jam--"The Volunteer Jam was the annual Charlie Daniels Band concert first held on October 4, 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee with band members Barry Barnes (guitar), Taz Digregorio (keyboards), Mark Fitzgerald (bass), Gary Allen (drums) and Freddy Edwards (drums). This was the beginning of a tradition.

The 2nd Volunteer Jam was released in the form of a movie. It was billed as the "First Southern Rock movie," even appearing in theaters across the US. The movie was re-released on DVD in 2007. Regulars at the Nashville Volunteer Jam concerts included the late George McCorkle, Jimmy Hall, Dickie Betts, Henry Paul, Dobie Gray, the late Toy Caldwell, drummer Gary Peacemaker, and others."

Everyday I Have the Blues

24 Hours at a Time--Volunteer Jam 1974

This Ole' Cowboy

Fire on the Mountain

Thanks for indulging me :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Bernie Mac's untimely death got me to thinking about a lot of things, mostly about how much he will be missed and all the laughter he brought to the world. Then I started thinking about others that have died before their time and of coarse I thought of Stevie Ray Vaughan. So I thought I'd share some of Stevie Ray's best IMHO.

Stevie Ray and Albert King--Stormy Monday

Stevie Ray with George Thorogood with Chuck Berry at his Lifetime Achievement Award 1984--worth the 7 minutes :)

Stevie Ray and the Fabulous Thunderbirds--Tuff Enuf


Willie the Wimp

Scuttle Buttin' and Say What!

I have to throw this one in just because I love it so :) There once was a house band that played it just for me during every set :)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers Live in Clarksdale, Ms at the Juke Joint Jam

Have a Great Sunday!