Thursday, July 02, 2009

Super Group

I know that there is one hell of a fine band
in Heaven, Nirvana, Valhalla, Olympus, wherever…

Were one given celestial production powers
to bring back anyone for a one night spectacular,
(Held at the Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island, of course),
who would the players be?

Hard decision, because they’d have to surpass
genre and age. Nonetheless, I’ll take a stab at it.

On drums, Bill Kreutzmann;
granted, he’s still alive, but he played with the Dead
so long that departed band mates wouldn’t bother him a bit.

Percussion is easy, Eddie ‘Bongo’ Brown from
The Funk Brothers; is there anyone else?

Now vibes, ‘cause they sound so cool, and of course
those would be handled by Mr. Lionel Hampton…

For keyboards we dip back into the living;
thank God Booker T is still among us.

A harp player is a must have, if for nothing else
so that we have an excuse to provide a green bullet
for someone to blast into: Paul Butterfield gets the nod.

And bass well, I’d have to snag a second
Funk Brother, the superlative James Jamerson.

Now for guitarists two is just right, and we need a pair
who will breath fire when they play together;
Charlie Christian and Stevie Ray Vaughan – Can you imagine?

And for sangers, well, you just gotta have two here as well,
one from each gender, to be fair if nothing else. I’d tap
one living and one dead; Lowell George and Joan Osborne…

Sit back, relax with a foo-foo drink at a round table
and let this vision wash over your soul, OK?

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