Thinking about this GREAT old tune, and stumbled across this version, which I had somehow never heard:
Unfortunately, we don’t get to hear much of Dr. John.
So… here’s some Dr. John:
And not just any Dr. John, one of his best.
(If this tune is performed without a baritone sax, it doesn’t count!)
I think I think a few of you well remember Strong Bad. My son sent this to me, and I think it kind of fits here, if it fits anywhere.
BOSTON I, II, and III
you kids won’t know who they are…
Blasted it in Van Cott during my internment.
Does anyone else watch this guys videos? They are AMAZING, especially if you have any background in theory. “Ramble On” is my favorite Zep song by the way…
“Thank You” is my fav
The whole “How the West Was Won” video proves how talented they were
I do watch his videos and always enjoy them. I don’t necessarily agree with him on everything, but his stuff is thorough and he’s well prepared - and that is a GREAT room full of equipment behind him.
It doesn’t show up in this tune, but one of the things l always liked about Zeppelin, was their use of unusual and intermixed time signatures. Some of that stuff is impossible to count even if you KNOW what they are doing.
I was either not born, or too young during most of the prime of his career, but became familiar with his earlier music much later, and became a big fan.
Not sure why, but this tune started rolling around in my head this morning and I could not wait to get to a point where I could take a minutes and listen to it.
I had no sooner finished listening to the tune in the previous post, than I came across another Ray Charles classic, from the Blues Brothers movie; which of course, led me to recall the John Belushi impression of Beethoven…
It really is. I used to listen to it on my commute when it first came out. Not a lot of hits, but a solid album from beginning to end.
I think part of the issue is they couldn’t tour for the album because Weiland had to go to rehab. They didn’t promote it heavily. But you’re right, this wasn’t a radio friendly record. I think it might have sold a million copies. They were at their peak around this time. It’s too bad Scott could never get it together.