Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Worth The Laugh
Back to rehearsal--another gold mine of a tape that I have already pulled several honking nuggets from. Today’s track is another one; “Hound Dog,” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. We’re talking “Carlyn Lindsey & Snake Doctor,” back at the woodshed, in November 2003, working up their ever so spicy version of “Hound Dog”—yes, another tune from the ‘Dog Trilogy’.
Larry Vessily really had his keyboard fired up that night. I’m crazy about that ole’ honky-tonk sound, but… if I’m not mistaken, this is Scot banging away on the keyboards and Larry is on harp? That would leave Dave Witherd playing bass? I think I also recognize a certain groan. Could I be wrong?
The artwork is another piece done on a musical score. The white line of the drawing was done with a wax resist, and then the India ink wash was laid down on top. Arff.