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  1. Walter “Wolfman” Washington Heats The Hague

    Gearing up to see the Joe Krown Trio this November, I began scanning YouTube again for old Walter “Wolfman” Washington footage. I thought I had seen it all until something prompted me to turn away from YouTube last night, and instead search Vimeo.

    Thanks to filmmaker Maarten Toner, I was stunned when I stumbled into what might be the jackpot video of Walter “Wolfman” Washington” and The Roadmasters. The video covers over 45 minutes of their 1988 performance at a club called De Zwarte Ruiter (The Black Horseman), in The Hauge, Netherlands.

    This performance could possibly be Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters — (with a young Jack Cruz on bass, who still plays with Washington) — at their peak, with absolutely ill solos from every member of the band, intense crowd energy, and honest raw funk.

    On top of the fine performance by Walter and his band, this video footage contains the hair-raising performance of the late great Johnny Adams, who leads Walter and his band on “Stand by Me”.

  2. Dweezil Zappa Guests With Los Angeles Guitar Quartet →


    The Grammy-winning LAGQ performed an inventive take on Frank Zappa’s “Son Of Mr. Green Genes” at one of the festival’s concerts. Just as the quartet was getting underway with their Zappa cover, Dweezil emerged to add electric guitar to the otherwise unplugged version of the Hot Rats classic.

  3. Trailer: Amazing Grace

    I can’t wait to see this:

    The late director Sydney Pollack’s behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.