Sunday, September 22, 2019

R.I.P Yonrico Scott

I don't expect his name to be a household name. Fame and talent don't always equate. Then again, it is the talented musicians you see at the clubs and the festivals a lot more than the super stars. Yonrico Scott was this kind of musician.

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Yonrico behind the drum kit with The Royal Southern Brotherhood. (Photo by me)


Pearl drum company's tribute....


"Could Get Dangerous" with The Royal Southern Brotherhood, the song features a solid drum solo...


He won a Grammy along with this band..



That was the Derek Trucks Band.

Here is a solo song from his solo debut album...




Fitting picture of an empty kit..

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He will be missed by his family, musicians he played with, friends and fans may he rest in peace.






Tuesday, September 17, 2019

R.I.P Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek passed away on September 15 at the age of 75.  Ric was a founding member of the Cars.



                                             "Just What I Needed"


"Tonight She Comes"


A solo song "Emotion in Motion"


Another solo song "Something to Grab For"


"Drive" by The Cars


May he rest in peace

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Farm Aid

Today's theme for Monday's Music Moves Me is artists/bands that have performed at Farm Aid. The festival started in September of 1985 and this year's festival is on September 21, 2019. If you want more information on the charity, festival and how you can help visit their site.


                                                  Neil Young and Waylon Jennings perform "Get Back to the Country" at the original Farm Aid


Willie Nelson performs "Always on my Mind" at last year's Farm Aid


John Mellencamp performs "Small Town" in 1987


Dave Matthews Band "Crash Into Me" from Farm Aid 1997



Neil Young "Heart of Gold" from the first one


Bonnie Raitt and John Prine from Farm Aid 1986


Hope you enjoy and I will see you soon!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Battle of the Bands: For Money


After hearing Eddie Money had  passed away Sammy Hagar wished "every cover band to play an Eddie Money song tonight." These songs were recorded before his death but I did find a couple of covers. The song is "Take Me Home Tonight." If you want more Eddie Money check out this post here.

Eddie Money "Take Me Home Tonight" live from the Hollywood Casino and Races in Chares Town, WV December 2012. Not the very best recording, but somewhere in that crowd yours truly was lurking.




This one will sound better...




Enough about the song lets start the battle!



Contender One:  Jump Off


Contender Two: Every Avenue




Now it is your turn! Tell me who you liked the best Jump Off or Every Avenue in the comments. I will count up the votes and announce a winner in a week or so!



Saturday, September 14, 2019

R.I.P Eddie Money

Eddie Money passed away yesterday at the age of 70 due to cancer.

                                                      "Shakin'"


Eddie Money had a string of hits in the 70s and 80s. His songs can be heard on classic rock radio stations in frequent rotation.

"Take Me Home Tonight"


"Baby Hold On"


"Two Tickets to Paradise"


He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Battle of the Bands: Solomon Burke with a Unanimous Decision

Unanimous decision is a fancy way of writing shut out. Solomon Burke silenced the Rage Against the Machine. All my voters woke up early and were too hungover for the Rage! 2 of the 3 statements above can be verified.

Sometimes big contrasts work and sometimes they don't. Close battle or shutout I am still left pondering over what my next battle will be.

                                                                    "Cry to Me"


"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"


"Goodbye Baby"


Stay tuned a new battle on the 15th!


Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday's Music Moves Me: Suicide Prevention


Today's  Monday's Music Moves Me is a freebie and since tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day I thought I would use that as a theme. It is one of those things people don't talk about but maybe through music we can have a conversation. Sometimes it is a kind word that pulls someone from the edge, sometimes it is professional help, and sometimes it is too late.




Let's start with Curt Kobain from Nirvana..."Smells Like Teen Spirit"


 Chris Cornell... "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"


Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.. "In The End"


Richard Manuel of The Band..."The Shape I'm In"


The inspiration for me wanting to write a blog post on this subject comes from the passing of a talented guitarist, Neal Casal who passed away  on August 26 after playing one of the biggest music festivls in North America the LOCKN Festival in Virginia. Neal was a member of Ryan Adam's band The Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans, and Circles Around the Sun. He had played with Bob Weir, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Tift Merritt, Robert Randolph, and many more.

Nel with his song "Maybe California"...


I know there are other musicians who have committed suicide. I know many of my readers know people who have committed suicide. Perhaps someone who is struggling will find help through reading this post, or taking to someone. Maybe it will help someone hang on.