Monday, May 14, 2012

Donald "Duck" Dunn 1941-2012 RIP

"The music of Booker T. & The MG's is in that rare distinctive category of only a handfull of cultural innovators such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. They were a major empowerment to the Popular Music phenomenon. To put into proper perspective, most of the bands mentioned above always recognized Booker T. & The MG's as their favorite band. Plus, when you stop and think about it, Booker T. & The MG's were just an instrumental group. Yet, they were the musicans playing behind literally hundreds of monster hits and superstar artists. Duck Dunn was the backbone of many of those hits and definitely the thump in Booker T. & The MG's funk." - Phillip Rauls

Friday, May 04, 2012

Keith Sykes Living Room Concert

How challenging it must be for a musician to pack up his guitar and sound system and store them in the trunk of their car as they travel from city to city and playing solo gigs night after night. It must be an exhausting exercise to constantly meet with new acqaintances with the expectations of putting smiles on each and everyones face. Now that we think about it, THE PHOTOLOG just happens to know such a vigilant trooper. He's a one of a kind performer who rolls-up his sleeves and entertains guest from coast-to-coast practically every night under these extreme conditions. This Youtube video is a perfect example of his determination and vigilance. In what some music enthusiast consider as a wave of the future, here is a delightful living room concert by the veteran singer-songwriter and most engaging storyteller...Mr. Keith Sykes.

To view a previous posting from 2007 on Keith Sykes please click-on the following link: "Ladies and Gentlemen...Mr. Keith Sykes"

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