I've seen him in person numerous times. Wonderful entertainer.
Adrienne, He is a talent for sure. I've not seen him.
I always liked the ole "Slipping and Slider" as well as the Fat Man from the Big Easy! Dates me, but who is counting.
Ron, You make me feel like a youngster ! Thanks! (I don't know those tunes)
Fats is still alive. So is Little Richard for that matter.
Too bad Willie Dixon isn't around anymore. Those folks could have gotten together and made some more music to shock the world. He passed January 29, 1992He launched a lot of careers.
And Sly Stone is living in a van in LA.
Sorry, never a fan, but I love to hear life-affirming stories about geriatric people who are not in diapers, still active, and still able to give pleasure to others. Tony Bennett, a one-time jukebox favorite back in the forties and early fifties (I Left My Heart in Sn Francisco), is still going strong. He must be way up in his eighties by now. Recently he has teamed up with Lady Gaga, if you would believe, and they've been doing gigs together with great success.
FT, yes, Tony Bennett is a star.
imagine, at 90? He's been a huge inspiration to a LOT of stars who've come and already gone!
Z, Yes. The black folks did put out some great music in those days.
And when are YOU go]ing to open at the Persian Room in the Plaza Hoel, Z? I still think you should.Many of the old Jazz greats went on performing long after their voices gave out, and audiences still loved them. After all it's PERXONALITY that puts over a song far more than mere vocal beauty.