Herbie Hancock & Space Captain

Recording session of “Space Captain” (written by Matthew Moore, popularized by Joe Cocker in 1970), with Herbie Hancock and other greats.

Herbie Hancock (piano), Susan Tedeschi (lead/backup vocals), Derek Trucks (slide guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass, backup vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ, backup vocals), Mike Mattison (backup vocals), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Epic “trading fours” back and forth between piano and slide from 3:34.

Hang Up Your Hang Ups & Herbie Hancock

“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).

Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.

And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!

Sunday Offering Prayers for Dave

Dave, the leading light behind The Blog of Funny Names is an extraordinary person by any objective reckoning, and I feel very lucky to know him through my association with BoFN, into which he kindly invited me a few years ago. (Sad to say, I’ve become a rare and sporadic contributor, but I am still a regular there in the comments.)

Dave is going to med school and fighting cancer at the same time, and many of our hearts go out for him.

I’m not much for contemporary Christian music but I have a soft spot for the rendition of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy below. I present it with my best prayer intentions for Dave. The entire Chaplet can be heard here.

UPDATE: BoFN carrier of the flame Fannie has alerted me to a great news story on Dave by NBC’s San Diego newsroom.

Dave’s sister Vanessa has set up a GoFundMe page here.

Jaco & Opus Pocus

“Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius. This is a demo tape recording made in 1974 which is included on the posthumous album The Early Years Recordings (2006).

Don’t quote me on this, but I think the personnel is: Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Leroy Williams (steel drums), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias (percussion).