Saturday, April 25, 2009

But through the haze her image lasts

Tower of Power, Sparkling In The Sand, 2006.


VG said...

Good evening db!

So much music, so little time!

VG said...

Ok, db, educate me.

What's the "genre" here?

Is this like "new age pop jazz fusion"?

Larue said...

TOP, Your Diamonds Sparkling In The Sand.

DB, as a child of The Peninsula (San Mateo) in the mid 60's, to '84, I saw TOP time after time.

They were the house band at Filmore West, Winterland, and a few more halls.

Often shared with Elvin Bishop's Band's of the time, with Jo Baker her bad ass self as lead sanger.

And on any Thanksgiving Eve back then, you'd also have the likes of The Dead, Boz Scaggs (before his dicso years), Chicago Transit Authority, or any other of My Dear Bay Area's Finest In Them Daze.

Damn, a couple of bucks, a lid, and some jug wine and a show in The City. Lord! *G*

Good lovin, indeed. *G*

Thanks for stoppin by Camp Howdy! (I bow)

darkblack said...

Genre, VG? Hmmm, I have always found TOP to be somewhat unique in their field - A high-velocity modern R & B rhythm component with a stellar horn section.
Although this version of the tune is from three years ago, the original version (with the same arrangement) is from 1973.
It ain't really fusion if you can dance to it, IMO.

There you go, Larue - further proof that Californians have all the fun.
It was a pleasure stopping by your spot - I wish I had more time in the day to visit online with the people that I have been fortunate to make acquaintances with in this racket.


VG said...

Hey db- thanks for taking my question seriously, as it was meant.

As you know by now, I am need of musical education.

I've missed out on almost everything except for the 3 Bs, and obvious rock groups, and most jazz stuff. And, my use of terminology is uh.... merely my own poor stab.

So, I guess I misused "fusion". That sounds like another subject for my education. But, on the other hand, not all that isn't "fusion" is danceable. But, that's not what you said. ;)

And, on an OT kitty note, I got a deal on a "cat tower" for Tootsie, early Saturday. Then I saw your "Tower of Power" post.

So, she really seems to like this new household feature, and is digging claws into the outer carpet parts hard. That was my hope! I chose the one with carpet that I thought would be the most inviting for clawing mania. I made the right call!

Yes, they are called "cat towers". After I saw your post, I told Tootsie- yes, this is YOUR tower of power! ;) I was LOL.

Larue said...

VG, the Three B's are kewly known as Butterfield, Bloomfield, and Bishop.

Along with the AND, Arnold, Davenport and Naftlint, they formed the huge powerhouse known as The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Lineups changed a tad from first to second album, but Naftlin on keys was there for some of the first, and all over the second.

Drummers changed from first album to second album.

And Work Song is one of the greatest arranged jams ever scripted, note for note, lick for lick, lead for lead. And they likely never wrote any of it down.


I digress . . . ;-)

VG said...

HI Larue! Thanks! will check them out via YouTube. I've got a whole lot of catching up to do. For whatever reason, being able to find clips of various bands on YouTube has made a huge difference to me- total fun, and part of my musical education.

darkblack said...

Indeed, Larue, with Work Song we have an early example of 'fusion', to use a somewhat abused term - Nat Adderly's jazz standard interpreted by masters of the blues idiom in Butter and Bloomfield.

'If you don't write it down the bulls got no evidence, see?'