Thursday, June 26, 2014

Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...

Singer Dianne Mower Closes Out A Hartford Jazz Mainstay

Performs June 28 As Final Performer At Japanalia Eiko

( On Saturday, June 28, singer Dianne Mower and a cast of top-notch musicians will head to Hartford's Japanalia Eiko to perform a diverse program of songs by Burt Bacharach, Dave Brubeck and everything in between.  This is nothing new; for the past half-decade, Mower has been a steady performer at Dan Blow's West End clothing boutique, which started hosting live jazz five years ago. What's different this time is that Japanalia is closing, and Mower's will be the final show in the space.

The end of Japanalia, Mower said, "means leaving a hole in the Hartford jazz scene, a big hole. It's one of the few venues where you can actually give a concert and people aren't ordering food… It's like you brought the band to your home and you invited your friends over. They set it up so beautifully that you are always a star, even though you are always among friends." (more)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's "Kick Your Ass" Thursday!...

Jack White vists Conan O'Brien on opening night 2010, where they teamed up for some fabulous rockabilly on Eddie Cochran's Twenty Flight Rock.

Jack White's new album, Lazaretto, was released on Tuesday. Album review here

"Just One Drink"

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

It was the 3rd of June...

...another sleepy, dusty Delta day, I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was bailin' hay

Monday, June 02, 2014

50 years ago...

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote As Tears Go By in 1964, but did not initially record it for themselves, instead, they gave it to Mick's girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, who had a big hit with it. The Stones then recorded it and had a bigger hit.  Faithfull would spiral into a long period of alcohol and drug abuse before getting clean in the late 70's.  She's still around and has recorded some cool stuff, though her ravaged voice is an acquired taste.  Truly one of the hottest babes of the 60's (IMHO).

Marianne Faithfull website

Marianne in 1964 lip-synching on some tv show

Stones version, then Faithfull's with pics

Marianne in 2010 with Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams' guitarist)

And the strangest of them all, Marianne Faithfull and David Bowie in 1973 doing Sonny & Cher!!!!