This is the beauty of You Tube. Way back in the day, I recorded the concert the above clip is taken from, from the telly onto my video recorder. Younger people of a certain age will have no idea what a VCR is. I watched it over and over and over again. The expert musicians on show was a joy. Ry’s slide guitar, singing, expressions and stage presence struck me to the core. Flaco’s accordian sailing through the songs and Jim driving it all along with his deft touches on the drums, the horn section, the close harmonies of the back up singers delighted my ears on every viewing.
A number of years ago the box of videos sitting in the attic was dumped along with said VCR. Gone but not forgotten.
Somehow I came across it last night and have been soaking up the sounds through the day. Rolling back the years.
Rock on Ry and all you great musos !!!
Ah here. Here’s another clip :