James Booker: Producer Scott Billington on the enigmatic “Bayou Maharaja” (Part 2)
This post is a continuation of my last post by the same title. We were discussing the genius and legacy of James Booker with renown roots music producer Scott Billington, who produced Booker’s last album, Classified, and through Rounder Records is re-issuing it with previously unreleased tracks. I’ve heard the entire album and would recommend… Continue reading
“Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers…”
The Swampers, the studio musicians who created some of the best-loved sounds of our time. I just finished watching the music documentary Muscle Schoals. It is an amazing movie which tells the story of a small rural town in Alabama with a magical connection to the best music ever recorded and the story of FAME… Continue reading
Words and sounds that inspire at the start of 2014: from the city of angels with love
“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” ~ MLK, Jr. The year 2014 is upon us and as we come to terms with tragic consequences of global apathy, the creative mind and spirit of the earth and universe instills in us the… Continue readingAmericas, Blues Rock, Chicano music, Civil Rights, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Keyboards, Los Angeles, Piano, Spanish Civil War Songs, Trumpet
Keepin’ it funky with New Orleans’ brass band tradition
Last night I had the fortune to see Rebirth Brass Band at The Mint in LA (an awesome roots-music venue if you ever are in town). Hot off their Grammy win for their album, Rebirth of New Orleans, it was a sold-out, standing-room only show. People who didn’t have a ticket were waiting outside, hoping… Continue reading
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- James Booker: Producer Scott Billington on the enigmatic “Bayou Maharaja” (Part 2)
- James Booker: Producer Scott Billington on the enigmatic “Bayou Maharaja” (Part 1)