Sunday, March 19, 2017

R.I.P Chuck Berry


Fitting I open my post with "Rock N' Roll" music as I write about te death of Chuck Berry.  Chuck Berry was a pioneer, perhaps one of the Fathers of Rock N' Roll. Sadden as a fan of his passing but 90 years is a long life for Rock N' Roll. The female singer was Etta James a legend in her own right.

Here is a vintage clip of "Johnny B. Goode"...


Here he is again with Keith Richards performing his classic "Nadine"...


"You Never Can Tell"


"Maybellene"


I could go on with classic song after classic song. What was your favorite Chuck Berry song? Did you see him in concert? Any favorite memories? He is a legend who will be missed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Box of Rain



Time to get Grateful on the Battle of the Bands. Today is Phil Lesh's 77th birthday. Phil was the bass player for the Grateful Dead. I'm also going to see Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir next month so it all kinda fits.

The Song: Box of Rain


Box of Rain was written by Phil Lesh and contestant one...

Contestant One: Robert Hunter


Contestant Two: Beth Cassidy


Who gets your vote? Robert or Beth? The lyricist or the singer?  Vote for the one you like the best.  I will count up the votes and provide the results around the 21st. Vote in the comments and we will have a winner soon! If you liked this Battle please check out the other Battle links here. That site has the most up to date list.

Well I hope you enjoyed the Battle and come back and visit soon!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Carlos Nunez Wins



In my return to the classical piece performed by a classical artist with a twist versus the Rock Star Battle of the Bands the classical artist won. I was happy it wasn't another Shut Out like my last Battle of the Bands.

The Battle of the Bands started out even through the first four votes. However, Carlos Nunez pulled away for a 6 to 2 victory.


How about some more from our winner Carlos Nunez?

Here he is with The Chieftains...


Something for St. Patrick's...


Something Celtic...


Now I have eight days to think of new Battle! Any suggestions? Well see you soon with a new post!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands:Ravel's Bolero: Bagpipes versus Guitars



In the Madness of March I want to revisit a theme of a classical piece covered in a different genre or setting if you will. My first Battle of the Bands of this year used Chopin this time it is Ravel. The madness part, think Bagpipes versus crazy classic rockers.

The piece for reference...



Contender One: Carlos Nunez



Contender Two: Jeff Beck



Who gets your vote? Carlos or Jeff? Bagpipes or Guitars? Both covers are certainly creative.  Vote for the one you like the best.  I will count up the votes and provide the results around the 7th. Vote in the comments and we will have a winner soon! If you liked this Battle please check out the other Battle links here. That site has the most up to date list.

Well I hope you enjoyed the Battle and come back and visit soon!