Sunday, July 31, 2016

Distilled Cue Riff

Sorry if I have become  a one-noter on this (See Chick Willis, Stoop Down Baby). But I have distilled the Cue riff.- Jack Vaughan

Punk to me will always be the Lucky Cue, 1965.
Of Main Street Racine.
That pin ball and pool parlor palace of our factory town home.
The Juke Box at the Lucky Cue made our shared history. Before there was Punk there was basement.

Recall The Cue:
Which we now place in offering.

You walk in there and the juke box is playing.
Two long rows of greenfelt tables,
pinball machines up front,
more tables and a mezzanine level in the back.
Drop a quarter in the juke box.
Listen to
96 Tears,
Sometimes Good Guys Dont Wear White,
You Gonna Miss Me,
Little Latin Lupe Lu
Pushing Too Hard, and,

From Chicago
The Shadows of Knight.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Checking up on my baby

It is hard to get an ensemble together without much practice. But the blues looked at that issue and figured out a form that was transportable across place, time, persons and circumstance. It is a trick but the form is such that you can pick it up. I worked (as a gopher) a lot for Sunnyland Slim, and we always almost were about pick up. He had a way of closing out songs that used clear music signal, honed over many blues evenings with many players. Dadadadada-dat-dut-dut. If someone kept playing, and missed that cue, and this happened in Beverley, Boston and elsewhere, you knew it would be a long night. If they caught is as many of them did, you could have confidence in the evening. That is something about the blues form. Which I am thinking about. This song was done I think by both Sonnyboys. I heard first from Taj Mahal. With Ry Cooder and Jesse Ed Davis. This here is homage to version of Sir Mick Jagger, soon to be a Rolling Stone papa again. Yes, that is Cecelia at the race track.I found her! Sorry but the song ends without any related Dadadadada-dat-dut-dut - one of the software tools let me down. I fauxed up. It just ends.Thanks to Schlitz for the underwriting. - Jack Vaughan

Monday, July 04, 2016

Pictures of Old Racine- The Nelson Ho

Superman is jettisoned from Atlantis

Visit the Vault - Bo Diddley, All American

Mona, Who Do You Love, You Cant Judge a Book, Road Runner .. so many numbers that were part of my best days. He created a foundational style of rocknroll and he did so by reinventing the instrument called the guitar.Who would say he did not have his hand on the pulse of his time as much as the Nasa astronauts or the Beats?Say Man, Mumbles, Ride on Josephine, Cadillac, Cops and Robbers. His super session with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. An all instrumental Checker record of his I used to have. Certainly unique. Some good articles have traced his tremendous influence. Let me add a few: The Doors doing Who Do you Love; the Cryan Shames doing Cadillac; The Shadows of Knight doing You Cant Tell a Book; the complete oo-vra of the the QuickSilver Messenger Service. Eerie the Garage that was Bo!  READ THE REST FROM JUNE 2008

 Bo Didley on Ed Sullivan 1955
 Bo Didley 1965
 Bo Didley and Chuck Berry
 Bo Didley 1968
 Im a RoadRunner
 You Cant Judge a Book
 Bio brief
 Roadrunner (Wembly?)
 Bo Didley 1970

Saturday, July 02, 2016

I walked into the machine of life

I walked into the machine of life
It was like a big fan and churned

On the edge of this existence
I got my fingers burned

Got my feathers ruffled too
Cogitating on nobody but you

Waiting for a bus
On main st where
It made its turn around

I got a job at the library
And I was soon book bound.

I read a few hundred
Then I left that town.

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