Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Callin' Out The Chords

Greetings Cats and Kitties. The low down for today runs like this. These were some good times—rollicking good music times—loving family of friends times. I treat you once again to a gem from the Carlyn Lindsey & Snake Doctor archives. This is just the kind of music that everyone in the group was absolutely ready to have a go with.

Today’s track is a first rehearsal run through of the wonderful Louis Jordan song, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” On this track, Larry Vessily is leading the band, with his driving barrel house piano, being dashed off, as he calls out the chords as they go along. This was another one of the songs Scot would have to practice a lot. It sort of bugged him that he actually wanted to play a song with so many chords in it.

Today’s artwork is from a series Scot did in the late 1990’s. These were elegantly stripped down versions of his most celestial symbols. Not much question about is you is or is you ain’t here.

1 comment:

Merry Lynn said...

Well, today was a triple hit. I love the image - is reminds me of you and Scot. I never would have understood the title without explanation - then you could here the chords being called out. Amd the track was just amazing. I am hoping to meet the ever to talented Ms. Lindsay one of these days. This is a real toe-tapper.