Musical Performances I Like – ‘Jimmy’s Walk’ Barbara Dennerlein on Hammond B3

James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician. He helped popularize the Hammond B-3 organ, creating a link between jazz and 1960s soul music. Jazz organ may not be to your musical taste but I wanted to show you the skill of Dennerlein in coordinating playing bass notes on the foot pedals with her hands onContinue reading “Musical Performances I Like – ‘Jimmy’s Walk’ Barbara Dennerlein on Hammond B3”

Flashback – ‘Love Hangover’ Dianna Ross/Soul Train Dancers (1976)

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown‘s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The first video features Dianna Ross. The second featuresContinue reading “Flashback – ‘Love Hangover’ Dianna Ross/Soul Train Dancers (1976)”

Musical Performances I Like – ‘Rock Me Baby’ BB King/Susan Tedeschi/Derek Trucks

BB King with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks at the Royal Albert Hall Lyrics at end Rock me baby, rock me all night longRock me baby, honey, rock me all night longI want you to rock me babyLike my back ain’t got no bones Roll me baby, like you roll a wagon wheelI want youContinue reading “Musical Performances I Like – ‘Rock Me Baby’ BB King/Susan Tedeschi/Derek Trucks”

Musicians Then and Now – Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle is an American singer who began as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles in the 1960’s Her signature song is ‘Lady Marmalade’. The chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir” is French for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” When Labelle performed this on television, broadcast standards ofContinue reading “Musicians Then and Now – Patti LaBelle”

Remembering Donna Summer – Queen of Disco

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known professionally as Donna Summer, was an American singer/songwriter/actress She died on 17 May 2011 of lung cancer Lyrics at end Ooh it’s so good, it’s so goodIt’s so good, it’s so goodIt’s so goodOoh I’m in love, I’m in loveI’m in love, I’m in loveI’m in loveOoh I feel love, IContinue reading “Remembering Donna Summer – Queen of Disco”

Flashback – ‘Let Your Love Grow’ Bellamy Brothers (1976)

The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy (born September 16, 1950) and Homer Howard Bellamy (born February 2, 1946) from Darby, Florida. The duo had considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their hit “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976 Lyrics at end There’s a reason for the sunshine skyAndContinue reading “Flashback – ‘Let Your Love Grow’ Bellamy Brothers (1976)”

Flashback – ‘Let’s Work Together’ Canned Heat (1970) (feat. Ingrid)

Greetings FCS music lovers. I have a treat for you today. I was digging around in our FCS Archives and came on this – Ingrid in her heyday (pre-colour). I must admit I got bit of a shock. Didn’t know she was such a groover in her youth. She is the blonde in the mini-skirt.Continue reading “Flashback – ‘Let’s Work Together’ Canned Heat (1970) (feat. Ingrid)”

Flashback – ‘Let’s Stick Together’ Bryan Ferry

Lyrics at end And now the marriage vow is very sacredThe man has put us together nowYou ought to make it stick togetherCome on, come on, let’s stick togetherYou know we made a vow not to leave one another never But now you never miss your water till your well runs dryCome on now babyContinue reading “Flashback – ‘Let’s Stick Together’ Bryan Ferry”

Musical Performances I Like – Michael Jackson and Orianthi Rehearsing ‘Black or White’

Orianthi Pangelis comes from Adelaide South Australia. I have featured her previously https://donmatthewspoetry.com/2021/01/01/musicians-then-and-now-orianthi/ She is playing here with Michael Jackson Don MatthewsJanuary 2021