My gig tonight...
I have a gig tonight, that I've been looking forward to for some time. The band is called Chris Armour and the Leading Brand. Lead by my mate Chris on guitar, local guys on keys and drums, myself on bass and a guest harmonica player/singer in the 2nd set.
The reason I'm looking forward to the gig so much is mainly because of the drummer, Richard TeOne, and the harmonica player, Terry Casey. They're both older guys, whereas the rest of us are in our early 20s. They're both amongst NZ's best blues players, and they know the style and tradition inside out. As soon as Richard starts on the drums, you feel right at home and Terry is the best harmonica player I've ever seen live. He can play like Sonny Boy one minute, Little Walter the next and then Rick Estrin the next. On top of that, he's a great singer.
Anyway, just thought I'd share a bit with you about my gig tonight. I've played a few jam nights recently, but it's my first proper gig in years.
Here's the set list:
Root Down - Jimmy Smith
Extra Jimmies - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Voices Inside - Donny Hathaway
Bunks Blues - Fred Kaplan
Why Am I Treated So Bad - Cannonball Adderley
Ease Back - The Meters
Set 2 (with Terry Casey)
Nobody But You - Little Walter
I’m A King Bee - Slim Harpo
Te-ni-nee - Slim Harpo
Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
Rockinitis/Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
Too Late (G) – Little Walter
Snatch It Back & Hold It - Junior Wells
Bad Boy - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Key To The Highway - Little Walter
Don’t Boss Me - Little Charlie (Rick Estrin) & The Nightcats
Who’s Been Talkin - Howlin Wolf
Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
Dump That Chump - Little Charlie (Rick Estrin) & The Nightcats
Chitlins Con Carne - Kenny Burrell
Okie Dokie Stomp - Hollywood Fats
Same Old Blues - Freddie King
Blues Stay Away From Me - Doc Watson?
Moanin’ For Molasses - Jody Williams
Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
Messin’ With The Kid - Junior Wells
Oopin Doopin - George 'Harmonica' Smith