Sunday, October 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Steve Miller made reference to it in '69
Then Steve Miller finally copped to where "his" tune really came from in this 1983 recording...Well, kinda .
Friday, October 21, 2011
I met Robby Stawinski shortly after the demise of the Detroit band SKY:
1970's Sailor's Delight (both produced in England by the Rolling Stones' producer, Jimmy Miller). Sky broke up shortly after their second album's release.
Shortly after SKY broke up, the incredibly talented Robby Stawinski was drumming around the Ann Arbor/Detroit area with a better than average bar band which went by the name of SATIVA. I met SATIVA, and thereby Robby Stawinski, when they were playing at Ann Arbor’s (Infamous) ODYSSEY LOUNGE. That was in 1971.
With his background of being a member of SKY and the fact that he was operating so far above the talent level of the rest of SATIVA (although they were a great bar band), it was obvious that Rob wasn’t far from the “Big Time” It wasn’t long before he was out of the bars and touring as the drummer for the British group BADFINGER, touring with Rod Stewart’s Faces, starting in the Spring of 1972
I contacted Rob the other day and was happy to know that he’s doing well. I’d asked, “Rob Stawinski? Sky, Sativa, Badfinger Rob Stawinski?” His reply was simply “Yes, that R.S.”
ROB STAWINSKI—YOU ROCK!!!
In order to avoid any copywriters infringement on my part, check out this 2004 interview by Tom Brennen…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
was instrumental in the Afro-Cuban music movement. Afro-Latin American music and elements garnered greater prominence in jazz and pop music as a result of this movement, Afro-Cuban jazz is based on traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.
Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza, a Latin jazz trumpet player. Pozo became Gillespie's conga drummer. Dizzy Gilespie also worked with Mario Bauza in New York jazz clubs on 52nd street and several famous dance clubs such as Palladium and the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They played together in the Chick Webb band and Cab Calloway's band, where Gillespie and Bauza became life-long friends. In the process, Dizzy helped develop and mature the Afro-Cuban jazz style.
MANTECA is Dizzy’s signature Afro-Cuban influenced masterpiece. Co-written with Chano Pozo in the late 1940s, it has endured the ages...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!
This is just a bit of the reason why THE BEATLES (originally a skiffle band out of Liverpoole) was just a tad more popular than THE DAVE CLARK FIVE (another skiffle band out of England)
Of course after their induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and the selling of one of their top tunes to the Glad Wrap people, I'm sure that the survivors of the band are GLAD ALL OVER, hey the tune knocked THE BEATLES off the top of the chart (ONCE!!!) AND THAT WAS A BIG DEAL!!!
More information on the Dave Clark Five
The Beatles, YOU KNOW!