Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites,
live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long
black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests
it was recorded for TV.
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a
soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther
Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass
player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Gr...
The Radiators give a lovely performance of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin'
Nowhere" at The Bottom Line, the legendary and now-defunct Greenwich Village
venue, on February 21, 1991. Dylan wrote this much-covered song (with notable
versions by the Byrds, Joan Baez, Earl Scruggs...
2014 Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues New Orleans, and
Ellis will be in the building! Check him out doing "Love for Sale" at the
Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in July 1992. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the second
largest city in the Basque region of Spain.
One of our favorite parts of Membership Drives is hearing from our listeners
around the world, who are invited to share their comments about the station
when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling:
Thank you for broadcasting the spirit of New Orleans...
BB King introduces Etta James for a blazing rendition of her classic "I'd
Rather Go Blind", a duet with Doctor John, on a 1987 televised concert
entitled A Blues Session: BB King And Friends.
The first 2 min, 30 sec is all Etta, then Dr John comes out and it's on!