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Saturday, July 26, 2014

' Ol' McDonald Kept His Farm E-I-E-I-O.'..Thanks To Farm Aid 2014, So, Who'll Be There?

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Have you heard of FARM AID? Well, I have....'cause I've written about JOHN MELLENCAMP before and he was one of the original musicians that started this yearly event back in 1985. Farm Aid was started to save poor American farmers that were loosing their  family farms. It's a cool musical event that's held each year with lotsa major ,well known musicians and bands that care, and  donate the profits to save poor farms and that helps keep the farm in the family. NOT in some BIG BUSINESS that really don't care, but are in this venture for only the, that's how I remember FARM AID, and will go and check out everything again for this post. O.K?
I read recently in THE ROLLING STONE and will look for more links too and post them.
Farm Aid this year will be held in North Carolina...Raleigh, North Carolina, O.K?  On Sept. 13th...I see that John Mellencamp will be there again this year. There will be alot more musicians there too. Let's see, I'll list some of them....DAVE MATHEWS, NEIL YOUNG, JACK WHITE...WOW,...look, even...WILLIE NELSON, and that's not all, there's  even more.
 Want more? Well, tickets go on sale on August 10 am EST...what? 10 am EST? Looks like there's gonna be lotsa 'goers' AND limited tickets...So, check this out now and get ready for August 1st. Jan
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Of course, I'm posting the song 'Old McDonald Had A Farm' [thanks EFlashApps ]. This is what the video page says: " Published on Jan 3, 2013
Visit for top ranked apps, music & videos! Old MacDonald Had A Farm E-I-E-I-O with Lyrics - Animated Song from Album Nursery Rhymes - All Time Children's Favorite Songs".

Friday, July 25, 2014

'Jaco's Working Up The Chicken For Tonight at THE PIG BAR.

Bartlett On Bass, by J.A. Rose-Bartlett cc
WOW....BARTLETT's being,'s really close, just close your eyes and's 'Jaco', that bass hero/genius great JACO PASTORIUS and HERE. Steve's working up Jaco's tune 'The Chicken' [thanks Will Trigg] for tonight's gig at THE PIG BAR in Olympia, WA. Music starts at 8 pm.
Who'll be there?....It's THE 'C' NOTES, that's PAT COLE/guitar, JOHN CARLETON/ vocals/guitar and my BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too. It'll be a great time. I'll be there, of course....I'm getting out more and
Now, that reminds me...all you folks on your own don't have to be worried about THE PIG BAR, it's wheelchair's easy to have a good time. There's easy access ramps, BIG bathrooms and lotsa BBQed food with that yummy BBQ Sauce., cold beer and mixed drinks.
Watch out.... the kitchen closes at 9, order early. You'll want to's difficult to watch all those plates of BBQed delights going to the table right next door and not want to taste a little bit for yourself. Good Stuff. Jan
This is what the featured video, 'The Chicken' by Jaco Pastorius, [thanks again Will Trigg] page says: " Published on Nov 5, 2012

"Soul Intro/The Chicken" by Jaco Pastorius
Got this off the album "Ultimate Jaco Pastorius".


WHERE: THE PIG BAR or SOUTHBAY BBQ, Friday, July 25th, 8 pm
619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

Below, video links of what BARTLETT's going over today.

1.] HAZEL BLACK, by K.T. Turnstall , by Phil ippe
2.] THE CHICKEN, by Jaco Pastorius, by Will Trigg
3.] THE LATE, LATE SHOW, by Nat King Cole, by Moriyama Sakiko
4.] MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS, by Maria Murdaur, by AuntieSoul34
5.] LITTLE SATELITE, by Colin James, by Colin James Channel
6.] SUDDENLY I SEE, by K.T.Turnstall, by SiDLako
7.] WHEN YOU'RE SMILING, by Louis Armstrong, by superdeepdiver
8.] BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN, by Stevie Wonder, by Just 70s & 80s DISCO
9.] CHAMELEON, by Herbie Handcock, by FraKctured

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swing Into THE PIG BAR Tomorrow...Hear 'THE 'C' NOTES' Do EveryThing..Jazz, Blues, Boogie-Woogie

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I like that singer/songwriter Canadian born COLIN JAMES and HERE. He's played up north in Vancouver, Canada, that makes him a 'local' musician, doesn't it?...well,  I like to think so....So, let's  say...'LOCAL BOY DOES GOOD',  I just love happy stories. AND, This is a happy story.
Now, we all are very lucky 'cause THE 'C' NOTES do some of Colin James stuff, and will be appearing at THE PIG BAR or if you like... SOUTHBAY BBQ [it's the same place] tomorrow night, Friday, July 25th, beginning at 8 pm. in Olympia, WA.
Now, back to Colin James. I like his's a combination of mostly swing-rock and blues. He's a young guy, born in '64,, and it all began when his band 'the HooDoo Men' were the opening act for STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN/guitar/vocals and HERE. and the band even toured with Vaughan, that's big, a very very good way to start.
After 1988, Colins started his 'big band' project and gained world-wide recognition.
Now, back to The 'C' Notes', they play more than just James's music...So, you'll hear GOOD music, all kinds of good music. jazz, rock, blues, boogie-woogie, pop, you know...lotsa music, and it's done well. I'll post what Steve's been working up, so you'll all hear a sample. O.K?
Who are these guys? THE 'C' NOTES are Pat Cole/guitar/vocals, JOHN CARLETON/guitar/vocals and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too.
Now, remember THE PIG BAR MENU is wheelchair friendly...a gentle ramp upstairs, where the music is playing and BIG bathrooms...where a wheelchair, attendant and 'wheelchairee' can ALL fit in the bathroom at the same time...WOW, that's so cool, especially if your in a hurry, know what I mea?. There's great BBQed food...and, everyone knows that, that delicious BBQ sauce can be drippy and messy for anyone, it's no big, don't worry if you want to wear your bib.  I'll be there, smiling with my BIG bib on. BUT, remember this important WARNING:  The kitchen closes at 9 pm., you don't wanna miss this chow, Yum... Jan.

WHERE: THE PIG BAR or SOUTHBAY BBQ, Friday, July 25th, 8 pm
                619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900
Related video links below.

1.] MY LITTLE SATELITE, Live, by Colin James, Little Big Band,, by Colin James Channel
2.] BABY WORKOUT '65, by Jackie Wilson, by Dariane Mello Jackson
3.] RACK 'EM UP, by Jonny Lang, by rylock22
4.] LET's SHOUT, or BABY WORKOUT by Colin James, by 1Bluesboy1
5.] SATELITE, by Colin James, Little Big Band, by Don's Tunes
6.] AVALON, by Benny Goodman Quartet '59, by 1964Mbrooks
7.] ROSE ROOM '39, by Benny Goodman Sextet, by wilson mcphert
8.] THE LATE, LATE SHOW, by Nat King Cole, by Moriyama Sakiko
9.] MONA LISA, by Nat King Cole, by Live and Tell
10.] BOGGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN, by Stevie Wonder, by Just 70s & 80s DISCO
11.] TANGERINE, by Led Zepplin, by SlayerInBlood
12.] SOFELY AS A MORNING SUNRISE, by ?, by Learn Jazz Standards
13.] DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING, by Gerry And The Pacemakers, by fatjudsoldies
14.] LOVER, COME BACK TO ME, by Ella fitzgerald, , by Eclectic MeD
16.] PUT ON YOUR SAILIN' SHOES, by Little feat, by Chris Cafiero

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Get On Up | official Featurette US (2014) James Brown Mick Jagger

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This movie,..'GET ON UP' [thanks Universal Pictures] comes out this summer...I read August 1st...WOW, that's soon. I read in THE ROLLING STONE that MICK JAGGER and HERE, who co-produced the movie about JAMES BROWN's life, was greatly  influenced by Brown and it showed in his [Jagger] performances on stage and in his music. INTERESTING. So, I watched a second trailer of this movie on YOUTUBE....Well, I'm hooked AND will be watching for it to come out in the theaters....the music, acting and dancing looks fantastic. I've always been a James Brown fan and Mick Jagger too for that matter. Read MY story about James Brown HERE and how he helped our Nation, and also PHOTO CREDIT link. Watch the Trailer and movie of 'Get On Up'  O.K..Jan

Friday, July 18, 2014

Experiencing The Darker, Seedy, Fridge Element of Life...It's DR. JOHN

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I like this guy, always have...that's DR. JOHN and HERE . Thought I'd look him up online and see what he's all about. WOW...He's not shy and has been busy too, what an interesting life he has had so far. He's seen it all, and done most of it ...AND, he's not finished yet.
For starters, his stage name 'Dr. John', came from a Legionary voodoo medicine man of the 19th century from down Louisiana way. Yes, Dr. John was born in Louisiana...New Orleans, in fact. His real name  MALCOLM JOHN "MAC' REBENNACK jr. His music combines elements of BLUES, FUNK, JAZZ 'ZYDECO'?, ROCK AND ROLL, BOOGIE-WOOGIE  plus from WIKIPEDIA   "VOODOO RHYTHMS AND  CHANTS WITH NEW ORLEANS  MUSIC.". Many of his shows in the 1970's were  " wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies."...again I'm quoting WIKIPEDIA here.
In his younger years, Dr.John was introduced to ministrel songs, sung by his grandparents and other family members, who were pianists. He was influenced by his exposure to music greats like LITTLE RICHARD, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, and KING OLIVER as a teen. And was able to access  recording sessions with his family's connections.
Still a teen....entering the world of heavy drugs, he developed an addiction to herion that would greatly effect the direction of his music and life. As a way to pay or his own drug use.... in the '50's, he ran a 'whorehouse', sold street drugs, was in the middle of  alotta violence, and even shootouts with the police and he offered other shady business deals to get by. All this lead him to a prison term in Texas. He got out in 1965 and returned to music. He continued to use herion until December 1989, when he finally won and remains clean after repeatly entering rehabilitation without success. Then, experienced some phychiatric problems after ALL of that, but is now stable with medication. He remains off drugs too. YEAH...Victory. [Good for you Doctor, Jan].
The Dr. has been a popular studio musician over the years. Working with THE ROLLING STONE's tune 'Let It Loose' [thanks  bluearmyaudio ].  Has backed CARLY SIMON, JAMES TAYLOR and NEIL DIAMOND. And, really had some many cool projects with so many awsome musicians that I just don't want to try. So, I won't even start to list them. But, he's amazing and has been very busy. Just know that Dr. John's done it all.
Of course, he's in THE LOUISIANA MUSIC HALL OF FAME, that happened in 2008. AND, you know there's lotsa GRAMMYS and stuff too. Why, he's gotten every award and honor known to man...SMILE.
Does it show...that I love him? Well, I do. That tune 'Going Fishing' [thanks Liquid Soul Coffee McKenna WA] by Duke Ellington that Steve does...well, we first heard it done almost the way [Doc dorsn't do a bass solo, but you knew that] Steve does on a DR.JOHN's CD called 'Doc Does Duke', way back when [ 'bout 2005?].  Yeah. I like Dr.John alot. Jan
O.K., I'll find all the links now and post some music below too. O.K?
Here's his most well known's 'Right Place, Wrong Time' [thanks musicland65]. This is all the video page says: " Uploaded on Aug 27, 2010 By Musicland65".

 1.] RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME, by Dr. John, by musicland65
2.] IKO IKO, by Dr. John, by sa024474
3.] SUCH A NIGHT, by Dr. John, by boogieboi123
4.] THERE MUST BE A BETTER WORLD SOMEWHERE, by Dr. John, by behind007's channel
5.] GUMBO [FULL ALBUM] by Dr. John, by Sounds Good

Thursday, July 17, 2014

'Check Out Her Mama' JOHNNY WINTER Dead at 70 'He Was A GOOD BLUESMAN'

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O.K., yesterday, I read in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE that BLUZZZ Guitatist and singer JOHNNY WINTER and HERE is dead. He was 70 years old, touring in Zurich and died in his hotel room, just two days after performing a show. Cause of his unexpected death was not stated and unclear..
He was known for his raspy singing voice and blues guitar work. Some say he was one of the very best blue's guitarist ever, being ranked number 63 in THE ROLLING STONE''s... 'The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time '. Winter was also put into the BLUES FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME in 2003 and produced three GRAMMY AWARD winning blues albums with MUDDY WATERS in '77, '78 and 1979..
At the early age of ten, Johnny appeared on a children's show, with his brother EDGAR WINTER singing 'EVERLY BROTHER's tunes,  Johnny played the ukulele. He began playing the guitar 'round 15 years old.
Steve BARTLETT ON BASS and I enjoyed working up Winter's tune 'Check Out Her Mama' [thanks
Related video links below.

1.] CHECK OUT HER MAMA, by Johnny Winter, by The Rev. Bob Channel
2.] JOHNNY WINTER, DR. JOHN...In Session 1984., by  The Rev. Bob Channel
3.] JOHNNY WINTER's 70th Birthday [March 2014], by Lawrence Blumenstein
4.] SECOND WINTER [FULL ALBUM] by Johnny Winter, by StratTheThunderburst
5.] STILL ALIVE AND WELL [FULL ALBUM], by Johhy Winter, by StratTheThunderburst
6.] JOHNNY WINTER, JANICE JOPLIN,  December 11th, 1969, by matintodriguez
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Photo by by billsaturno cc click to link, A note 'bout my spelling... I'm typing as fast as I can with one finger on one hand, and trying to make sense and everything. I haveave to look at the keyboard, NOT the see where ALL those letters are, and my nect won't bend or turn...whoops, that's NECK, not 'nect'. Please, forgive me and give me a little 'LEE-way' [spell?]...Thanks, Jan SMILE

Yea,...Just Wondering?

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If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my BARTLETT ON BASS. Please send your gig info. at for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area. Thanks for reading BARTLETT ON BASS and supporting live music. ' T. Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all shared, and reflect our views together, we are a team and equal team players. We share posts and ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, 'cause Steve always operates the bass and music.....AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.