Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another Blast From The Past

This week I have selected three rock classics that transition very well to classical. I think they are outstanding covers, certainly worthy to fill this week's edition of ABFTP.

The first one is originally from Clapton-- everyone (except Mustang) knows it:

Hands down, this is my favorite Zeppelin song in the entire world. I don't know who these people are, but they certainly do this song a great amount of justice. Makes me want to get a ticket to LA, to stroll on Capistrano Beach:

Anyone that has listened to Side 2 of Abbey Road will not be disappointed in this next tune. The depth of the music in this famous medley can be felt deep inside a music lover's spirit:

On a sad note, former basketball star turned smooth jazz bass performer Wayman Tisdale died at age 44, yesterday. He spent some time on the Indiana Pacers in the lean years (when they may have stunk badly at times, but didn't shoot up the town because of anger issues).

For those of you who never heard of him, here is a live cut:

As it always goes, he will be missed.

And always, please enjoy the music.


A.C. McCloud said...

That's too bad about Tisdale, I think you've posted on him before right? Very rarely do you see a left handed bass player doing "lead bass" with another bass in the band. Unique for sure.

Z said...

videos won't open for me....I hope that works again, I'd love to see them. I'll click on 'followup comments' if you wouldn't mind commenting that they're back!? Good luck with that.
And I'm glad you posted about Tisdale, too, and corrected me on the bass,, NOT sax.

Z said...

cancel that: THEY WORKED after the third click..thanks!!!

Z said...

Very nice, tisdale was OKAY! Thanks!
Such a terrible loss

LASunsett said...

//Very rarely do you see a left handed bass player doing "lead bass" with another bass in the band.//

I was telling Mustang the same thing today, when we spoke on the phone. Bass as a lead instrument is virtually unheard of, in that, it is mostly used as an accompaniment.

LASunsett said...


Sometimes YOU TUBE videos will not play on my computer when I have too many windows open. I don't know if that was the problem with you or not, but that's been my experience.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed the music.