Dance Macabre

Dance Macabre

Friday, 26 May 2017

Some Figures From Punk & New Wave

Saxa ~ 87 ~ Jamaican-born saxophonist with British 1980's Ska band The English Beat (AKA The Beat);

THE ENGLISH BEAT ~ "MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM";


THE ENGLISH BEAT ~ "TEARS OF A CLOWN";



THE ENGLISH BEAT ~ "SAVE IT FOR LATER";


THE ENGLISH BEAT ~ "I CONFESS";


Kevin Stanton ~ 61 ~ Guitarist w/ New Zealand 1980's New Wave Band Mi-Sex

MI SEX ~ "COMPUTER GAMES";


MI SEX ~ "BLUE DAY";


MI SEX ~ "BUT YOU DON'T KNOW";


George Reiff ~ 56 ~ Austin bassist w/Joe King Carrasco, Charlie Sexton, Joe Walsh

JOE KING CARRASCO ~ "96 TEARS";


JOE KING CARRASCO ~ "PARTY TIME";


JOE KING CARRASCO ~ "BUANA";


JOE KING CARRASCO ~ "EL MOVER";


Keith Mitchell ~ Drummer w/American Indie-Pop band Mazzy Star

MAZZY STAR ~ "FADE INTO YOU";


MAZZY STAR ~ "CALIFORNIA";


C'el Revuelta ~ Bassist with Los Angeles Hardcore band Black Flag

BLACK FLAG ~ "RISE ABOVE";


BLACK FLAG ~ "NERVOUS BREAKDOWN";

Some Jazz & Blues Guys

Bill Dowdy ~ 84 ~ American jazz drummer (The Three Sounds) and w/Lester Young, Lester Young, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Anita O'Day, Bucky Pizzarelli

THE THREE SOUNDS ~ "NOW'S THE TIME";


Tom McClung ~ 60 ~ American jazz pianist and composer w/Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, and Marion Brown

ARCHIE SHEPP ~ "CRY ME A RIVER";


Casey Jones ~ 77 ~ American blues drummer w/ Earl Hooker, Muddy Waters. Lou Rawls, Otis Rush and Johnny Winter

MUDDY WATERS ~ "LONG DISTANCE PHONECALL";

Dave Pell ~ 92 ~ American Big Band Jazz saxophonist w/Bob Crosby, Tony Pastor, Pepper Adams, Benny Carter, Mel Lewis, Red Mitchell, Art Pepper, John Williams, Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Benny Goodman, and Gene Krupa. Also producer w/ Gerry Lewis & The Playboys

BOB CROSBY;



TONY PASTOR ~ "MARGIE";


Mickey Roker ~ 84 ~ American jazz drummer w/Modern Jazz Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Duke Pearson, Tommy Flanagan, Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims, Horace Silver, Junior Mance, Sarah Vaughan, Milt Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Jones

MODERN JAZZ QUARTET;


Monday, 24 April 2017

Some 1950's & 60's Figures

Bob Wootton ~ 75 ~ American country guitarist (Johnny Cash, Tennessee Three)

JOHNNY CASH & THE TENNESSEE THREE ~ "I WALK THE LINE";


THE TENNESSEE THREE;


Bruce Langhorne ~ 78 ~ American folk guitarist w/ Bob Dylan ("Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Outlaw Blues") and film scorer (The Hired Hand), inspiration for "Mr. Tambourine Man"

BOB DYLAN ~ "SUBTERRANEAN HOME SICK BLUES";


Alan Henderson ~ 72 ~ Northern Irish bassist Bassist w/1960's Irish band Van Morrison & Them ("Gloria", "It's All Over Now")

THEM ~ "MYSTIC EYES" & "GLORIA";


THEM ~ "BABY PLEASE DON'T GO";


THEM ~ "HERE COMES THE NIGHT";


Sylvia Moy ~ 78 ~ Motown songwriter for Stevie Wonder ("Uptight (Everything's Alright)", "I Was Made to Love Her", "My Cherie Amour") and record producer

STEVIE WONDER ~ "UPTIGHT (EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT)";


Bill Dowdy ~ 84 ~ American jazz drummer (The Three Sounds) and w/Lester Young, Lester Young, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Anita O'Day, Bucky Pizzarelli

THE THREE SOUNDS ~ "NOW'S THE TIME";


Joy Byers ~ 82 ~ American 1960's pop songwriter for Elvis Presley ("It Hurts Me", "C'Mon Everybody")

ELVIS PRESLEY ~ "IT HURTS ME";


ELVIS PRESLEY ~ "C'MON EVERYBODY";



Monday, 3 April 2017

Some Figures From Early European R&R



Björn Thelin ~ 74 ~ Bassist w/Swedish 1960's Surf Band The Spotnicks

THE SPOTNICKS ~ "ROCKET MAN";


THE SPOTNICKS ~ "THUNDERNEST";


Franz Jarnach ~ 72 ~ Keyboardist for 1960's German Beat band Die Rattles

DIE RATTLES ~ "COME ON & SING";
Jerzy Kossela ~ 74 ~ Guitarist and vocalist with 1960's Polish rock bands Niebiesko-Czarni (The Blue Blacks)and Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars)

CZERWONE GITARY ~ "ANNA MARIA";


Sven-Erik Magnusson ~ 74 ~ Swedish musician from 1960's Pop band Sven-Ingvars

SVEN-INGVARS ~ "MIN GITARR";


Friday, 31 March 2017

Chuck Berry & Some 1950's & 60's Figures

Chuck Berry ~ 90 ~ One of the major 1950's R&R Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter ("Roll Over Beethoven", "Maybelline", "No Particular Place To Go", "Sweet Sixteen", "Tulane", "Johnny B Goode"

CHUCK BERRY ~ "JOHNNY B GOODE";


CHUCK BERRY ~ "SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN";


CHUCK BERRY ~ "MAYBELLINE";


CHUCK BERRY ~ "NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO";


Tommy Allsup ~ 86 ~ American Rockabilly & Western Swing Guitarist w.Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, The Ventures

BUDDY HOLLY ~ "LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU";


Sonny Geraci ~ 69 ~ Singer with American 1960's Garage band The Outsiders ("Time Won't Let Me") and 1970's Soul group Climax ("Precious & Few")

THE OUTSIDERS ~ "TIME WON'T LET ME";


Pete Shotton ~ 75 ~ British washboardist and percussionist w/1960's Skiffle band The Quarrymen, later played with the Beatles

THE QUARRYMEN ~ "THAT'LL BE THE DAY";


THE QUARRYMEN ~ "IN SPITE OF ALL THE DANGER";


Lonnie Brooks ~ 83 ~ American blues guitarist and singer w/Chess, Mercury, recorded w/Jimmy Reed, Jr Wells

LONNIE BROOKS ~ "YOU'RE USING ME";


LONNIE BROOKS ~ "FIGUREHEAD";


THE QUARRYMEN ~ "THAT'LL BE THE DAY";


Sylvester Potts ~ 78 ~ American 1960's soul singer w/The Contours ("Do You Love Me")

THE CONTOURS ~ "DO YOU LOVE ME";


Bobby Freeman ~ 76 ~ American R&B singer and songwriter ("Do You Want to Dance")

BOBBY FREEMAN ~ "DO YOU WANNA DANCE";


BOBBY FREEMAN ~ "COME ON & SWIM";


Clem Curtis ~ 76 ~ Trinidadian-born British singer w/1970's Soul group The Foundations "Build Me Up Buttercup"

THE FOUNDATIONS ~ "BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP";


Rosie Hamlin ~ 71 ~ American singer w/early 1960's Girl Group Rosie and the Originals ("Angel Baby")

ROSIE & THE ORIGINALS ~ "ANGEL BABY";


Ben Speer ~ 86 ~ Singer with the Nashville Southern Gospel group the Speer Family from the 1920's to the 1990's

THE SPEER FAMILY ~ "I'M A CHILD OF THE KING";


THE SPEER FAMILY ~ "HEAVEN'S JUBILEE";


THE SPEER FAMILY ~ "CITY OF GOLD";


And two members of the famed 1960's session band The Wrecking Crew;
Tony Terran ~ 90 ~ American trumpeter and session musician w/The Wrecking Crew, Chet Baker, Lalo Schifrin, The Baja Marimba Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Ray Charles, Chicago, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Bob Hope, Michael Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, Madonna, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Tijuana Brass, Tom Waits, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Johnny Mercer

Lyle Ritz ~ 87 ~ American bassist and ukulelist w/The Wrecking Crew

"The Wrecking Crew" Biopic Trailer;

Some Metal Guys

Elyse Steinman ~ Guitarist w/American Hard-Rock band Raging Slab, and one of the few female guitarists in an otherwise male band as opposed to all-girl bands.

RAGING SLAB ~ "ANYWHERE BUT HERE";


RAGING SLAB ~ "BENT FOR SILVER";


RAGING SLAB ~ "TAKE A HOLD":


Joey Alves ~ 63 ~ Guitarist w/American 1980's Hair Metal band Y&T

Y&T ~ "SUMMERTIME GIRLS";


Y&T ~ "LIPSTICK & LEATHER";


Keni Richards ~ 60 ~ Dummer w/American 1980's Hair Metal Band Autograph ("Turn Up The Radio")
AUTOGRAPH ~ "TURN UP THE RADIO";


Tony Lorenzo ~ 30 ~ Guitarist w/American Metal band Sons of Azrael

SONS OF AZRAEL ~ "SWEET BLASPHEMY";

SONS OF AZRAEL ~ "TRAIL OF FLESH";


Negru (Gabriel Mafa) - drummer, percussionist, dulcimer, horns, xylophonist for Romanian Black Metal Band Negură Bunget

NEGURA BUNGET ~ "Cunoasterea Tacuta";


Monday, 13 March 2017

Some Southern & Roots Rockers

John Geils ~ 71 ~ Guitarist w/The J Geils Band, Bluesy R&R Band from Massachusetts in the 1970's and 80's. Started out as a garagey blues band in 1968 and had some success in the 1970's as a respected touring band with some minor hits (mostly R&B covers like "First I Look At The Purse", "Serves You Right To Suffer" "I Do", "Land Of 1000 Dances" and "Where Did Our Love Go") but later had major hits in the 1980's with "Love Stinks", "Centerfold", "Freeze Frame" and "Angel In Blue" before suddenly breaking up in 1983-85. There were reunions in the 2000's until Geils either quit or was was kicked out of the band resulting in lawsuits.

J GEILS BAND ~ "FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE";


J GEILS BAND ~ "LOVE STINKS";


J GEILS BAND ~ "CENTERFOLD";


J GEILS BAND ~ "FREEZE FRAME";


J GEILS BAND ~ "ANGEL IN BLUE";


Evan Johns ~ 60 ~ Guitarist w/American 1980's Roots/Rockabilly band The LeRoi Brothers

LEROI BROS ~ "TREAT HER RIGHT";


LEROI BROTHERS ~ "PRETTY LITTLE LIARS";


Butch Trucks ~ 69 ~ American drummer w/The Allman Brothers Band

ALLMAN BROS BAND ~ "WHIPPING POST";


ALLMAN BROS BAND ~ "RAMBLIN MAN";


Banner Thomas ~ 63 ~ Bassist with 1970's Southern Rock Band Molly Hatchet

MOLLY HATCHET ~ "DREAMS I'LL NEVER SEE";


MOLLY HATCHET ~ "FALL OF THE PEACEMAKER";


Robbie Hoddinott ~ 62 ~ Guitarist w/1970's San Francisco rock band Kingfish

KINGFISH ~ "HYPNOTIZE";


KINGFISH ~ "JUKE BOOGIE WOOGIE";