R.I.P. Fats Domino

Fats Domino (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017). “Ain’t That a Shame” (1955).

Live version:

“The Fat Man” (1951).

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R.I.P. Tom Petty & Last Dance

R.I.P. Tom Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017). I was not much of a fan and didn’t know the Heartbreakers’ music much, but it was nice radio background noise for me back in the day. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” from Greatest Hits (1993).

Not really by design, I ended up being a “music blogger,” and still less by design, it seems to involve a lot of obituaries.

Prayers also to the victims in Las Vegas and the families.

R.I.P. Walter Becker &

Walter Becker, February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017.

A deep bow to my blog mentor Nightsky Radio, who made me notice the artistry of the Dan. “Deacon Blues” now vies with Herbie Hancock’s “Tell Me a Bedtime Story” for the status of greatest song in the world. But even when I didn’t fully appreciate “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” like I do now, I always liked it, and it is one of Walter’s (Pretzel Logic, 1974). Also, I never featured it here on channel WDYDFAE before, so . . .

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.