Monday, September 7, 2009

Some Great Live Music

When I was a boy, I went to the record store with only a dollar in my pocket. You couldn't buy much for a dollar, so I went to the discount table and bought nine 10-cent, 45-RPM singles. They all turned out to be junk except this one...

Johnny Guitar Watson
Gangster of Love

He was unknown then and little known now, but I'm still a fan. He died on stage in Yokohama, Japan in 1996.
Johnny Guitar Watson
I Wanna Ta Ta You

One of the greatest live acts of all-time was this band from Boston. It featured lead singer Peter Wolf, (a former disc jockey), lead guitar player J. Geils, and harmonica soloist Magic Dick.

J. Geils Band
Looking For a Love

Magic Dick
Whammer Jammer

I saw them four times. Here they are back home at the Boston Garden.
J. Geils Band
I Could Hurt You

They turned sleeze into an artform:
"I don't care if she waddles like a duck,
or talks with a lisp;
I'll still think
she's a good lover,
if those dollar bills are crisp."
J. Geils Band
First I Look at the Purse