geezer cinema: angel has fallen (ric roman waugh, 2019)
remembering valerie harper: rock rock rock! (will price, 1956)

music friday: tedeschi trucks band, layla

Tedeschi Trucks Band makes me wish I was playing in a band. They always seem to be having fun, not in a goofy way, but in an adult way. They are generous with each other's playing, and show real affection for each other. Maybe they're not a family, but a musical community, although with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks being married, there is some family in the mix. They are skillful players. Susan Tedeschi is a great vocalist, and Derek Trucks is one of the best guitarists alive. They work together so well, it makes sense that they played a concert one night where they recreated the set list from Mad Dogs and Englishmen ... as a band, the two ensembles have a lot in common.

I am not a big fan of concerts where the artists play an entire album. I've only been to one such concert, when Bruce Springsteen played The River. But Tedeschi Trucks pulled it off with Mad Dogs, and now they've done it again. Joined by Trey Anastasio of Phish (hello, Broad City Abbi!) and Dolby Bramhall II, they performed the classic Derek and the Dominos album Layla. A bit sacrilegious, although if anyone has the right to do it, it's Trucks, the heir of Duane Allman's stylings.

Here is the title track:

And if you just want a quick shot of Susan and Derek, here they are, joined by Derek's Allman Brothers buddy Warren Haynes, playing "I'd Rather Go Blind" for Barack and Michelle Obama:


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