What a Ride , 2008 was for me ( Musically, if nothin else )
These are...the 1st thoughts in my head...
For the last year or so....
I've been Recording , Touring & / or hangin out with THIS group of folks.
I won't even try to caption these pix I'mma lay on yŠll.
So, I'll just leave it.... up to U.
Oh , yeah....to "BassPlayer" mag :
I can appreciate that "Mis-informed" shout out re: George's record
Please note, ALL of the songs on "Gangsters" that I'm credited for...
I'm playing DRUMS.
( except on the hidden trk "Fever" where I actually played Moog...as well as drums )
In this ----> Photo : My new kit !
In about 3yrs..... I'll really know.... how to play this insrument.
George gave me free reign w/ the arrangements for both Jay Leno & David Letterman shows
And, I'm workin on an arrangment for the Obama Inaugural hit...
1 hint :
3 words :
If any of ya'll wanna come & watch me ( Live ) learn how to play drums.... w/ George Clinton
Here's some dates....where U can see more.... of my "on the job training" type-shit.
Jan. 17th 1927 - Dec. 25th 2008
I'm sure the youngins, have only known her as "Lady Eloise"
But, it's nice that they can "Google" this Woman's Amazing Life.
before it was Trendy.
Please, get Schooled -----> Click on This
to a Living Goddess.
Ms. Eartha Mae Keith
July 9th, 1947 - November 12th, 2008
Perhaps....what "ELVIN JONES" was to 'Trane
is what Mitch was.... to the Jimi Hendrix Experience ?!?
( Mitch & the "TWINS" )
Wow, they're all gone... except bassist Billy Cox ( Band of Gypsys )
Aug. 20, 1942 - Aug. 10, 2008
Damn, TWO GIANTS....in TWO DAYS ?!?!?
I had the Blessing of having Mr.Hayes introduce my band...
at THE 1st House of Blues ( New Orleans ) in '94
From the soon to be released film "SOUL MEN"
He told me that I KNEW "The Language" & to NEVER stop what I was doin.
Coming from HIM ?!?
It meant EVERYTHING.
Photo : Matthew Craig
Oct. 5th, 1957 - Aug. 9th, 2008
I really have No Words.
Well, maybe one ?
May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008
Photo : Greg Bull
Got Jokes ? -------> "CLICK HERE"
Sept. 5th , 1946 - Feb. 26th , 2008
"Single-handedly" brought JIMI HENDRIX to the
ears & hearts of Black Folks with his presence on "Band of Gypsys"
I will NOT try to explain this man's contribution to the world of MUSIC....
If U DON'T know about ALL that he's put down?
one word :
"You don't have a kind word to say"
has been on repeat in my home for two days now...
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