Thursday, August 23, 2007

Andy and Joey- Wonder No More


Ska and reggae guitarist Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes died August 13. He was 86. He played on hundreds of seminal sides. I'm sure it's a gross simplification, but I've always figured that either Haynes or Ernest Ranglin played guitar on every Jamaican classic up to 1965 or so. Dozens of those hits are featured on the absolutely essential Ska Bonanza collection. While Jones probably plays guitar on this fabulous Andy and Joey selection, only a few Jamaican crate diggers know for certain. The Specials later rewrote it as "You're Wondering Now." Here's some very rough footage of Amy Winehouse singing and dancing along to the song.

Here's an inspiring story about jazz vocalist Ed Reed. The guy did time with Art Pepper and finally managed to release his debut recording this year.

I heard "So Hott" for the first time yesterday and I wondered why Buckcherry didn't let their vocalist sing lead on the sleazy song. It turned out to be the new Kid Rock.

Kansas City Click: Etta James is at the VooDoo tonight.

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