Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Booker T & the MG’s and a whole bunch of others were featured by the Joe McGinty 7 and The Losers last weekend. I was really excited to see this feature given that I am a Memphis guy. The show was great but man I wish that they did a little Black Moses. Sadly the show we saw didn’t feature any but it was a great time with The VQ and the Asian Fireman. On thing that was strange was that a lot of the normal players were off on Friday night but were playing on Saturday night. Well as long as Donahue look a like Mike Fornatale and Carlton Smith were on it was going to be a good one.
By the way, great job singing the classics. I have to say that singing some of the original Stax songs “Walkin the Dog” is hard to do if you don’t have that voice. David Milone did The World’s Oldest Teenager proud!
After a summer hiatus the losers assembled once again at Joe’s Pub and naturally the Loser groupies got a table. This show was a tribute to those Australian boys and Disco Inferno super group The Bee Gees. We were missing some from our group so we invited Vivian Longstreet and her husband to join us. The First set was kind of a yawner as they played a bunch of ‘deep cuts’ that we enjoyed but come on, its a disco band. Play the stuff we know! Needless to say the Second act was much better and Vivian even joined the band and sang a duet with some schmo. “Islands in the Stream” was their choice and even though WordPress won’t allow me to upload the video it is a shame. Vivian killed it.
We were in the back this time. I swear we have not sat in the same seat in this joint.
Who doesn’t love a little Bee Gees A Cappella?
Belize and ACMB Fans (lets see if any of you feckers read this) Doesn’t the Bongo Player look like Ken F of Ken and Mel? Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He will be missed.
Yep I was texting UWS Holly who was +6 hours ahead of us in South Africa. It was worth it!
Even Bjarni/Clem was impressed with their rendition of “Grease” or Lubricant as they said they were to be singing.
Vivian getting ready to slay the dragon!
She did great!
Ahem Maria, can you get me a copy of that!
The incomparable Anna Copacabana!
Joe Closing us out!
Hope you had a good weekend! If anyone knows how to take better pics at a concert please let me know. I suck at this.
The first weekend of June the Losers and the Joe McGinty 7 assembled one last time before the summer break. This show was to showcase the songs from Fleetwood Mac. This time we were joined by UWS Girl and Z Squared along with the other malcontents. No assless chaps like we saw at the George Michael show which probably scared EGP but there was a good duet.
I need some Bongo’s! Everything is better with Bongos!
I pretty much peed down my leg laughing from this duet.
Yes she is wearing a Kaftan and probably sporting a “bump it” too!
Joe McGinty closing out the set
Why is my bartender from Max’s behind the drums?
It was a great time and this October we will be jamming to…THE M’Effin Bee Gee’s!