Sunday 4 February 2007

Live at Joogleberry Playhouse

Played a great gig with Three Plus One at Joogleberry's in Brighton last week, 26 Jan, with guest drummer Peter Greatorex. Boga Lou is a tribute to the great alto player Lou Donaldson and owes something to Lou's Sixties hit, Alligator Bogaloo. Lou's hit was recorded with George Benson on guitar and Lonnie Smith on Hammond.
If you don't know Alligator Bogaloo, check out this rather unusual video from YouTube:

A few years ago I caught Lou at the Jazz Cafe in London. He was still playing with the wonderful "Dr" Lonnie Smith (sporting robes and a turban) and a guitarist I rate highly - Randy Johnston. Lou played bebop, blues and boogaloo and was a charming MC. The audience danced all night and you could tell he loved it!


Bop City said...

Love Lou Donaldson and really enjoyed your live track. Goose Grease is one of my favorite Lou cuts.

Just getting to know your blog. Nice job. Your love of jazz really comes through in your posts.

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John Harris said...

Thanks. Love your radio station too!