Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Big Joe Williams She Left Me A Mule To Ride 1966 mpg

Willie Dixon on bass.

Bottle It Up And Go

Bottle Up And Go (Live)

Bottle Up And Go

Monday, August 29, 2016

Big Joe Williams - Bottle Up and Go

Big Joe Williams - Down In The Bottom

Big Joe Williams And Joe B. Stewart And The 60 Pound Watermelon In Crawford Mississippi August 1978

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Someone asked why there are so many good musicans from Mississippi.
A local wit replied, "There must be something in the water...melon.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuba Skinny Repertoire

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Click on the above link to see a list of tunes they have played. It is an excellent list of their repertoire.

Below is a good picture of Shaye Cohn and the band on Royal Street in New Orleans.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20th 1962 The Happiest Day Of My Life

The day we were released from active duty after the Berlin Crisis was the happiest day of my life. That was 54 years ago on August 20th,1962.
Now to prepare for this momentous occasion my friend Tommy Harvey who also was being released from active duty that day made a gallon jug of what he called "Yucca Flats". Yucca Flats according to Tommy Harvey is made this way: One quart of good vodka, 7 lemons, 7 Seven Ups,combined in a glass gallon jug with a top on it. Leave alone for 7 days and then take the top off. Boom! Yucca Flats. That is what we had to drink that night after we were released from active duty. I remember after it was all gone sucking the last of the juice out of the lemons left inside the bottle. Maybe I even ate the lemons.

I know I slept real well that night and the next morning woke up a free man. I got my stuff together and got out of Meridian as fast as I could.

Here is another good way of making Yucca Flats. And if you search the name Yucca Flats on Google or Yahoo you will find many more ways of making this drink.

Click on the label August 20th 1962 in the Labels box below to read more on this subject.

Buckdancing with Tuba Skinny - Late Hour Blues

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tuba Skinny play "I'll See You in the Spring" @ the Station July 23, 2016

My favorite band.
 Pete Fountain is gone but the torch has been passed to a new generation in New Orleans. There is a great rebirth of the original jazz and blues going on in New Orleans. And Tuba Skinny is by far the best of the new young bands. Shaye Cohn and Erika Lewis make beautiful music together.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Lawrence Welk Show: My Blue Heaven

Pete helped Lawrence Welk sell lots of Dodges and Plymouths.

The Lawrence Welk Show: Tiger Rag

Pete opened his club on Bourbon Street in 1959. In March of 1965 Rachel and I moved into 627 Ursulines Avenue in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The building was owned at that time by Pete Fountain. It was(and is)called The Trianon. The name is spelled out in tiles in front of the entrance. We were on the top floor with a balcony in the front and a deck in the back that looked out toward the Mississippi River.
I always considered Pete Fountain and Al Hirt the old guard but they were the kings of New Orleans for many many years. Pete has a toupee on in this video. He decided to get rid of it and go topless.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

50 Years Ago Rachel And I Were Living In This Cabin On Lake Ferguson Outside Greenville, Mississippi

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Rachel was pregnant at this time with our first child Lorelei who would be born on September 3rd of 1966.

See this link below for more information on "That Pregnant Summer".