Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat

From Gainsbourg's 1984 album of the same name. Great song and video

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Bar-Kays (Mark I)

This is rare footage of the teenagers that had a hit with Soul Finger a few months prior, and would become Otis Redding's backing band, as well as STAX's second-string house band. Apparently this TV show appearance was taped the day before Redding and most of the band died in a plane crash.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Donald “Duck” Dunn 11/24/41 – 5/13/2012

One of soul music's greatest bass players, Duck Dunn, died last Sunday. Besides being the bassist for Booker T and the MGs, he also played on countless sessions as part of the Stax/Volt house band. Here he is on one of our favorite MGs songs, "Over Easy".

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Burt and Dionne

Here's an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the inspired working relationship of Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak (6/10/28 - 5/08/12)

Here's a short that eventually became his last book, Bumble-Ardy. It isn't bad; in fact, it's fine. Thanks for all the great work, Mr Sendak.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Popol Vuh

While on a recent tour, Daniel broke his hand and was treated by a kindly doctor, Herr Langer, in Muenster, Germany. As the fractured bone was being set, the conversation inevitably turned to music, and the doctor was delighted to know that we were into "Kraut Rock" (his words). There was a lengthy discussion about Can and Neu, Faust, and Amon Duul II, but Dr Langer was surprised when Daniel brought up this band, one of our favorites.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mick Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie

Maybe we need a late pass, but we're not totally ready to believe that this original version of the Jacksons hit isn't a hoax. It's a little too weird, to be totally frank.