I still am!!
In case you didn't know,Guy Davis is the son of Ruby Dee and Ozzie Davis. I've seen him in concert a few times..keeping the blues alive!
In honor of Stephen Gaskin..countercultural hero and founder of The Farm who passed away this week
It was David Crosby's birthday this week..
At 82, legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz that he's championed and helped perfect for more than half a century. Ranglin was a key figure in shaping the sounds of ska — influenced by New Orleans jazz and R&B — in Jamaica in the late 1950s. But most of the world wouldn't hear of ska until producer Chris Blackwell teamed Ranglin up with a Jamaican singer named Millie Small. Together, they recorded "My Boy Lollipop," a song that became a smash at the height of Beatlemania and helped put ska and Jamaican music on the map forever.
You've probably also heard Ranglin if you've seen the James Bond film Dr. No — particularly the scenes set in Jamaica. The effects of Ranglin's fluid and rhythmic playing on Jamaican music, from mento to reggae, are deep and long-lasting. But his work as a jazz artist is equally amazing, and here at the Tiny Desk he does a bit of everything, including music from his lyrical and wonderful album Bless Up. So watch as this humble, charming gentleman makes magic on guitar, with his talented young band Avila holding down the beat.
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Still on an Ernest Ranglin vibe..
hug your care2 friends today,sorry to hijack this thread,didn't want to start a new one ,and didn't know where else to put this...great MUSIC,THANKS
Happy Birthday Wayne Shorter..
88 year old BB KING, is playing Wednesday
So excited, Willie played in April to kick off the concert season. .thanks David.
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We saw BB King a few months ago.I enjoyed,but he does not perform like he once did,for obvious reasons.He was tired quickly,did not have the high energy he once had.Some in the audience here were sarcastic,I felt badly for him.I still felt privledged to see him though.Legend he remains.
wow! Ziggy....doing his father's song...with the help of one of the BEST guitarists the world has EVER,EVER known!!!!!!!!Thanks,Parcifal,what a gift!
Santana gets around, he played with Ringo Starr here this summer. Love Ziggy, my personal revolution is my new favorite song.