Monday, February 15, 2010

Basin Street Revisited


Mardi Gras is almost upon us, eh? I got my red beans soakin’, so I can do some cookin’ tomorrow! I’d really hoped to record either “I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say” or “Winin’ Boy Blues” for the occasion but, long story short, that isn’t happening. So with apologies to those who caught it first time around, here’s yours truly with my ’58 Harmony Master archtop doing “Basin Street Blues.” I know it’s a bit mellow for serious partying, but I’m pretty laid back from a musical standpoint!

Also in keeping with the season: If you want to read something just beautiful about New Orleans, please check out today's post at the always entertaining & informative New Orleans Ladder.

Otherwise: Laissez les bons temps rouler!



16 comments:

  1. Bravo John! Really enjoyed your rendition. I've tinkered with the guitar for years, but never got beyond strumming a few chords. Great to hear it being played well!

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  2. Hi Martin: Thanks! So glad you enjoyed this.

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  3. Nice. And very appropriate for the day.

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  4. My copy of Days Of Wine arrived today. How's that for a good service - from order to delivery in about three days. From a quick dip into it, it certainly seems like a fine production.

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  5. Hi Alan: That's kind of amazing, especially considering they have to print it first! Hope you like it.

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  6. Enjoyed that. Basin St always takes me back to playing bass in jazz bands. I like it, but I must have plonked along to it more times than I care to remember. :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing that tune as a prelude to Mardis Gras. I can't complain about weather in SF right now, but I know that will be even more appreciated in more snowy parts of the world this week.

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  8. Hi Ladrón: Glad you enjoyed it. I know they can be rainy, but I miss San Francisco winters up here in Idaho!

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  9. Hi Dominic: Thanks! Glad you liked it. It seems there are a couple I do that you know from your band days.

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  10. I like your oven mitts. ;)

    I'll send you some cornbread, to go with your beans.

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  11. Hi Ginger, & thanks! I was going to make cornbread myself yesterday, but didn't get to it, so we just had red beans & rice with salad. It was good tho!

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  12. Really enjoyed that, John (sorry I'm late for the party, but I wasn't up to snuff on Mardi Gras).

    It still nags me who your voice reminds me of. I know I said Lou Reed, but that's not it. I'll keep working on it.

    Kat

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  13. Hi Kat: I wasn't really up to snuff either, which was why I did a re-post! Glad you liked it.

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