For this edition of BBR I’m gonna share with y’all what some amazing friends gave me last night for Mein Geburtstag.
Amazing friends indeed, that’s Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album (XX edition), Jack DeJohnette’s Pictures, Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers (with zipper action), and The Great Adventures of Slick Rick! I mean does it get much better than that? ….. No, it doesn’t.
So for today’s featured album I’m sticking with another hip-hop classic, “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick!”
Since we’ve been home for most of February, I’ve had time to frequent my nearest Salvation Army for records and VHS tapes. It’s pretty sweet because records and tapes are a quarter there.
Going through their stash this month I found a Dave Brubeck record, a Bill Evans Anthology, Genesis live double-disc, and the Blues Brothers soundtrack on vinyl for under $2. They were all in good condition too. (I also bought Kazaam, Wizard of Oz, Tim Burton’s Batman & Nightmare before Christmas, and some other movies for about the same price.)
So for post 6 of BBR, I’ll feature The Dave Brubeck Quartet record – Time In Outer Space.
Joe Morello was an amazing jazz drummer and dominates the whole B side of this record. Hope you enjoy!
Tonight we’re in Grand Rapids, MI at The Tip Top Deluxe with the Kent County String Band. Showtime is 9pm. See y’all there.
So I’ve picked up about a dozen records on this tour so far, some in stores and some as gifts (thanks again to Chuck and Marg for the Beatles records!), and they’re all gonna be great to hear once I’m back home.
Here’s some of what I’ve picked up so far….
Mandrill – Mandrill Is – Ape Is High
Elton John – Madman Across the Water
The Beatles – Live at the Hollywood Bowl – Twist and Shout
I also got a hold of two Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass records, two Sly & the Family Stone, The Platters, The Miracles, and more… Looking forward to posting up some photos when I get home.
Come join us tonight in Annapolis, MD as we make our debut at the classy Rams Head On Stage. Show time is 8pm. See y’all there!!
This week we will take a look at one of my favorite recording artists – Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.
With over 72 million albums sold worldwide, Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums, nine Grammy awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. He is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist.
It is a personal mission of mine to collect all of the Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass albums, and so far I have 11 out of 24 albums. His music puts me in a good place, and I hope it does the same fore you!
Whipped Cream and Other Delights – Whipped Cream
South of the Border – Adios, mi Corazon
Lonely Bull – Lonely Bull
Tonight we’re performing in Eugene, OR at Sam Bond’s Garage!! Show time is 9 PM with a $7 cover. See y’all there!
This weeks edition of BBR features master guitarist, Chet Atkins. However, this is not a feature on his widely known and praised sophisticated Nashville sound, but rather on his Spanish style abilities.
The Other Chet Atkins is a record unlike any in Mr. Guitar’s catalog – an entire album with no electric instruments or country music – only Latin folk music and Spanish style guitar playing. I bought this record in Houston, Texas at Sig’s Lagoon in Midtown and must have listened to it at least 3 times that night. Everything on this album is beautiful, especially the cover artwork done by Gerry Powell! I own a few other Atkins records (love them all) and was so excited to see and hear this one. It’s without a doubt my favorite.
“The Peanut Vendor”
“Yours (Quiereme Mucho)”
So if you ever come across this record, do yourself a favor and get it! I’d also recommend you get something sweet to sip and someone sweet to kiss too!
I love vinyl records. I LOVE them. I love how they feel, how they look, and especially how they sound. The past few years I’ve been digging through bins and shelves and am very proud of the collection that grows in my room. So much in fact that I would love to share it you! So with nothing left to say, let’s see what spinning in Bootsy’s Box of Records!
Do you know The Iceman? Have you heard the voice that belongs to Mississippi born Jerry Butler? A key member in The Impressions, Jerry Butler is behind some of the best love songs to come out of the 60s. The Iceman Cometh(’68) is Jerry Butler’s 11th studio album, and it is side-to-side one of my favorite records right now. On top of how great it sounds, the record comes with a fantastic signed photograph of the Iceman.
And yes folks the music sounds as good as he looks. Here’s the song “Never Give You Up” featured on Side 2 on The Ice Man Cometh.
Hope you enjoyed that! Tonight Dirty Bourbon is kicking the second half of our summer tour off in Belmar, New Jersey at Tenth Ave. Burrito! Showtime is 10pm, see y’all there!
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