Five On Friday - Blues Legends

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, August 12, 2011

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Travis lays out some guidelines for this meme and they go like this:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.

2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.

3. I don't know how to make a specific linky, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you participated.

4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Well, I was absent last week - actually it was the first week in a very long time I did not make a single post...but that is a novel for a different day.

BUT, last Friday, I found a video via Facebook and it sparked this week's Five On Friday.

As y'all know, I am not a big video guy, but these HAD to be videos.

#1 - Muddy Waters (lead vocals - no guitar on this one), Sonny Boy Williamson II on harp, Willie Dixon on bass, Otis Spahn on keys, Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar and I believe Fred Belows on drums. I believe it is 1963.

#2 - Pinetop Perkins at the Notodden Bluesfestival in 2008 at age 95!

#3 - Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. They met in the 40's and played together until they passed away!

#4 - David "Honeyboy" Edwards along with John Primer on Guitar, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith on Drums and Aron Burton on bass. This was from 2009 when Honeyboy was 94. It was just announced in the last month, that Honeyboy is coming off the road for good. Thankfully, I saw him up close and personal n 2007 and got to speak with him for about 10 minutes after his set.

#5 - B.B. King - guitar, Sonny Freeman - drums, James Toney - organ, Mose Thomas - trumpet, Lee Gatling - sax. This is multiple songs from Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968

8 Of Your Sparks

  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Dude! When you come back, you really come BACK!!

  3. Lisa Says:
  4. Oh, this one looks like a good one-I have to come back later so I can listen...especially to the BB King one.

    Weirdly enough, I actually posted a FoF today.

  5. Some of the best doing what they are best at doing. Great selections. You might want to check your link on Trav's site. it seems to be wonky and I had to find you by knowing where you are.

  6. Mike Golch Says:
  7. Bond,Fantanstic set.Oh by the way your link on Trav's site was broken,I fixed it by creating a new likn. I hope you don't mind.

  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. Even though I'm about to go on hiatus, I still have to cruise on over and check out the tuneage on Fridays. Great set of blues legends!

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Excellent post! Great, great music.

  12. DrillerAA09 Says:
  13. You may not be a "video guy", but it is a joy to watch these legends work their instruments and interact with their peers. Thank you for sharing some of the best music ever. Have a blessed week-end.

  14. Awesome set. Must be a Blues vibe going on, because we have a blues festival down this way, over the weekend (Dutch Mason Blues Festival in Truro, NS.) My friend is working it.

    Couldn't get over Pinetop Perkins at 95, groovin' it on the keyboard.

    And I think I enjoyed the very last piece, the third B.B. King one, 'Think I'll move to the jungle' the best of all.


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