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Open Forum / Re: Gene Taylor of the Blasters RIP
« Last post by njwolf on February 21, 2021, 08:07:26 pm »
 The Austin American Statesman reports Gene had been staying in an apartment without heat for five days before his death.
Open Forum / Gene Taylor of the Blasters RIP
« Last post by njwolf on February 21, 2021, 11:55:10 am »
  Gene was 68 and played with the Blasters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds and also had a solo career.
 Here is a link to an obituary:

 Dave Alvin posted the following on his Facebook page last night.
I'm too sad to even know where to begin but... Gene Taylor passed away in his sleep last night in Austin, Texas. I knew Gene since I was 13 years old and he was 17 and living on his own in a small farmhouse on the then still semi-agricultural border of Downey and Norwalk. At 17 he had a full beard, could easily buy booze, smoked cigars and, most importantly, was already a boogie/blues piano master. All of us Blasters were always odd ducks and odd balls and Gene was no different. Through the years we could fight verbally and physically but we never lost sight of who we were, where we came from, who we learned from and who we loved. Even when we were apart...we stuck together. Gene always said he considered me to be his little brother David and I was deeply honored by that. I always will be.

For a several months way back in 1971, Gene stored a piano in a room at the Alvin house. Every afternoon Gene would come by to practice and fill our home with the joyous power of boogie woogie. This clip is Gene playing piano (with the late Richard Innes on drums) just like he did those days at my parent's house long long ago. After all the years of knowing, playing, touring, drinking, carousing, fighting, shouting and singing together, this performance is how I'll remember Gene.

My condolences and love to Tex Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Phil Alvin, Bill Bateman, John Bazz, Chris Ruest and all the musicians, fans and friends who knew and loved Gene.
Rock on big brother Geno.

Open Forum / Re: David singing in French
« Last post by Bart Cornand on February 11, 2021, 04:25:46 pm »
What a great find. Thanks!
Open Forum / Re: Idea for a Los Lobos album
« Last post by toniasonia on February 01, 2021, 07:36:45 pm »
I'd like to hear them do an ALBUM of Chicano covers -- Sunny and the Sunliners, Question Mark and the Mysterians, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Rene and Rene, Little Joe, and some from Ozomatli and "not so famous" songs from Santana -- "Let the Children Play", "The Healer."   I SO want to see LL live again. 
Open Forum / “Find My Shadow” Jim Keller w/David H.
« Last post by Bones on January 26, 2021, 08:05:01 pm »

Keller can boast an A-list of collaborators who helped him out with the track as well, including legendary multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo, who adds some vocal harmonies along with his guitar. “The track is so simple,” Keller explains. “It’s mostly just me and my acoustic guitar. David Hidalgo wrapped a dollar bill around the neck of his guitar and just strummed a rhythm percussion part. His comment after: ‘I love to not play anything and have it be the right thing to play.’
Open Forum / Re: David singing in French
« Last post by AnotherGuyFromWestBronx on January 21, 2021, 12:41:43 pm »
Fantastic, thanks!
Open Forum / Re: David singing in French
« Last post by njwolf on January 21, 2021, 07:38:12 am »
 Thanks for the information. I didn't realize David plays drums, not accordion on this track. Ann Savoy did a similar album on Cajun music called "Evangeline Made" that featured artists like John Fogerty, Nick Lowe, and Maria McKee performing Cajun songs.
Open Forum / Re: David singing in French
« Last post by notimewarp on January 21, 2021, 12:52:09 am »
There used to be a short, maybe 20 minutes or so video on the recording of this record on YouTube. A lotta people who didn't really do Zydeco type stuff paired with real Zydeco musicians. Dave, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Tom Club, I think maybe Taj Majal (could be wrong on that one). Dave actually plays the drums (and sings) on this. I forget who the accordion player was... Cool record...

EDIT: Geno Delafose on accordian
Open Forum / Re: NOW...
« Last post by njwolf on January 20, 2021, 09:08:15 pm »
 It's nice to see the new president honoring the achievements and legacy of Cesar Chavez.
 On a related note, Albert Brooks posted the following on Twitter about the change in presidential leadership:
  "I feel like I've taken a 200 pound shit."
Open Forum / David singing in French
« Last post by njwolf on January 20, 2021, 09:03:36 pm »
 This came out in 2004 but I just discovered it today on YouTube. It's from the album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco that was put together by Ann Savoy. Dave plays accordion and sings on "Mon Conne La Cause."
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