My musical weekend

My musical weekend

Had a great musical weekend, full of sounds old and new. Starting off with a good haul from the used cd and book store where we found such gems as “Tired Of Wandering- The Blues of Arbee Stidham

arbee

arbee

Great T-Bone Walkerish via Chicago blues, with King Curtis on sax. Stidham is a stinging guitarist and a emotive vocalist, and it was pure luck I found this at all, never heard of the guy before.

Next up, a bit of musical anarchy in the form of The Holy Modal Rounders on a collection entitled “I Make a Wish for a Potato“. Sorta hard to describe the Rounders other than to say perhaps they are Hunter Thompson…with a banjo.

hmr

hmr

And thanks to the generosity of a co-worker, we enjoyed a complete set of “The Midnight Special

ms

ms

Laugh if you will, but in the pre-MTV days of broadcast television, without the zillion channels of cable, shows like “The Midnight Special” and “In Concert” were the only way you could see bands like this live. Granted, a huge amount of Seals and Crofts/Helen Reddy cheese to be sure, but for every Leo Sayer you also had a rowdy T-Rex doing “Bang a Gong”, Steely Dan with a smoking “Reeling in the Years” or the fearsome Ohio Players with “Love Rollercoaster”. And as I cruelly discovered a few years ago with an Eagles DVD, I knew every word to every song we watched- good or bad.

So that is part of my musical weekend. How was yours?

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