Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tokyo, Memphis... I Believe You've Met

This is a busy week for me- I have to attend some classes for certification necessary for my job. This is a perfect time to fall back on the "post a video" gambit... and have I got a video for you! Back in 1992, Kiyoshiro Imawano, the father of Fuji rock, toured Japan with Booker T. and the M.G.'s, the legendary Stax Records house band:

Besides showcasing the musical virtuosity of Booker T. and the M.G.'s and the inimitable showmanship of Kiyoshiro, the video features Booker T. Jones, the master of the instrumental, singing- he has a rich voice that should have been featured on more recordings. On a sad note, Kiyoshiro and Duck Dunn of the M.G.'s are no longer with us. Booker T. Jones is still going strong. Back in 2009, Mr Jones played a memorial concert for Kiyoshiro during the Fuji Rock festival.

The video is a lot of fun- it features a flamboyant frontman backed by one of the greatest backup bands in the history of popular music. Tokyo met Memphis, and they had a ball!


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

There is a collaboration between Chicagoan-by-way-of-Wales Jon Langford and Australian native country artist Roger Knox that is also very worthwhile.

Yeah, it's a Mekons connection. What did you expect?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Have you ever read any of Jon's brother David's SF?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

he has a rich voice that should have been featured on more recordings

Don't think I've ever heard it.

I saw them with Neil Young at a small place in Manhattan in the 90s (I think).