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Friday, February 26, 2016

Hello Mom, From the Other Side....Hey,.That's MY Mom....Love You Mom....Miss You

Steve smiling at his Mom, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Steve's been asked to do a gig by LAMONT ATKINSON /keys/drums and some out of his cool outta town friends on March 11th, at the BEN MOORE in Olympia, WA., and 'Hello' [thanks AdeleVEVO] by ADELE and HERE is one of the tunes we're working up. What a beautiful, tear-jerking, touching song....reminded both of us of Steve's Mom, ELISABETH BARTLETT. She died about a year ago in California. Go HERE for more....and, tell those you love about it...your love today, while they're still here. Jan

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Some of the tunes Steve's working up today..video links.below...['Hello' is, of course, dedicated to Elisabeth by Steve and I].

1.] RED CLAY, by Freddie Hubbard
2.] ACTUAL PROOF, by Herbie Hancock
3.] FOOTPRINTS, by Wayne Shorter
4.] ALWAYS THERE, by Ronnie Laws
5.] ONE MORE NIGHT, by Maroon 5
6.] JUST THE TWO OF US, by Bill Withers
7.] HELLO, by Adele
8.] WORLDWIDE PARTY, by Shadow
9.] WHAT YOU WON'T DO FOR LOVE, by Bobby Caldwell
10] CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABY, by Barry White 
11.]YOU'RE MY FIRST, LAST OF EVERYTHING, by Barry White
12.] HIGHER GROUND, by Stevie Wonder
13.] NARDIS, by Miles Davis
14.] JUST KEEP IT UP, by Dee Clark
15.] HOW I LIVIN,by
16.] DON'T STOP, JUST LET IT RIDE, by
17.] ONE MORE NIGHT, by Maroon 5

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Any Time Is The Right Time for RAY CHARLES ....Obama Even Sings at Charles Event!

RAY CHARLES, from his site, see link
O.K....  I just had to post this....Obama honoring and singing RAY CHARLES and HERE....yep, that's right....our President. Here's a link from BBC NEWS.
I love Charles, always have by the way, and just seem to havta read everything 'bout him that I find. So, today, I was looking up Ray Charles tunes that I love and posting them on Facebook...it's just felt like a a 'Ray Charles' kinda day for me. I'll post some of his tunes below. O.K?....Anyway, where was I?....Oh yeah.....posting Ray Charles tunes on Facebook....'ah'....when I thought to myself....wonder what music is there today online?....WOW! Obama singing at a Whitehouse Ray Charles Music Event....well, I had to see that, didn't I?....and, that's how this story got started
First, ...Let me tell ya more about Charles. O.K?.He was known as 'the high priest of Soul', recorded on the ABC label. This is a quote from WIKIPEDIA.....' While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company'..WOW!...he combined R and B, gospel, jazz, country and pop styles together....making his very own unique sound...I loved it too. THE ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE rated Charles as number 10 in 2004 in' one of the greatest Artists of all time', of course. So, I shouldn't be surprised if our President likes him too....lotta us do...or did. Ray Charles died in 2004 of liver disease. Jan
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I'll post some tunes below.
1.] HALLELUJAH....I LOVE HER SO, by Ray Charles, by.DiceyRileyProduction
2.] YOU DON'T KNOW ME, by Ray Charles, by catman916.
3.] HIT THE ROAD JACK, by Ray Charles, by.bengoaunai
4.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Ray Charles, by  

5..] THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME,, by Ray Charles, by  

Monday, February 22, 2016

'it's My Birthday AND I'll Jam if I Wanna...Jam if I WANNA....You Would Jam TOO...if This Happened To You'


I'm a 'Gangsta' W/my children,, by Crystal Sincoff 
O.K....It's my birthday!![66]....AND, Steve's doing EVERYTHING that I want... trying hard to, anyway.....cool. Now's my chance to get away with...well, who knows what...let's see what I can gst away with...O.K?
I keep thinking of that old LESLE GORE tune...you know the one....'it's my party, and I'll cry f I Wanna'...BUT,I'm not gonna cry.... I'm gonna PARTY
TONIGHT's the BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam at UNCLE SAMs....starting at 7 pm....that's a perfect place to start....don't you think?....me too!
Where's Uncle Sam's... anyway? O.K.I'm  gonna tell ya...It's 16003 Pacific Ave, in Spanaway...it's easy to find...go ahead, just try...it's my birthday. O.K? It'll be fun.
DENNY FOREMAN/guitar and STEPHEN PARTON/drums will be there with STEVE BARTLETT,...my bassman....AND, am I glad too. Come on in, have a cold one and relax...you earned it....haven't you?...of course you have. Dolly's a good cook.
Steve creating the set list and working up tunes now. See you. Jan
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DENNY FOREMAN/guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass are BARTLETT ON BASS. Photo by J.A.Rose-Bartlett













EXAMPLES of tunes you may hear tonight below.....


ON BROADWAY, by George Benson
BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME, by Diana Krall
ROUTE 66, by Natalie Cole, Diana Krall
THE CHICKEN, by Jaco Pastorius
GOING FISHING, by Doctor John

You will NOT hear 'It's my Party' [thanks Filipe Schüler ] by LESLIE GORE. Yep....I'm sure! SORRY... Jan

Sunday, February 21, 2016

SASS Photos....Yesterday Was a BIG Day

SASS, by Bill Bungard/see link














Photo: SASS at DAWSONs, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016... by BILL BUNGARD
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SASS, by Debi Lawrence/see link
















Photo: SASS at the REHEARSAL WORKS in Sumner, WA, Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2016, by DEBI LAWRENCE

Friday, February 19, 2016

New SASS Tune....Am I Wrong?....Fallin' in Love With You?....NO WAY...It's. KEB' 'MO

Keb''Mo, by Wikipedia cc/see link
Listening to some cool blues last night. Boy, do I love....KEB''MO and HERE...real name...Kevin Roosevelt Moore.  A Grammy award winning 'Delta-Blues' style musician....or WOW-type musician! Anyway, whatever we call it...it's amazing, and I love it.
Well,last night at the SASS gig at DAWSONs in Tacoma....ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals did this tune at the end of this special night....O.K.....Andre.....very cool.....Do It Again...P-L-E-A-S-E...'huh---huh.....PLEASE!' 'ah'...pause..'with sugar on top?!...please'.
Now, SHELLY ELY/vocals is the, of course,....BLUZZZ Queen of our known Universe...'cause .she's good....very good. Then the awesome singer/song writer of SASS....STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals that is also good...very good, and with STEVE BARTLETT my funky fat bottom man...bassman/vocals, that is...of course...last, but NOT least, the.amazing, and very good, as well.
Yep,  I'm not being paid to say all this...but,I  am at every single rehearsal and gig. SASS is the band to watch....coming up with music/tunes...time and time again that will get you off your chair...smiling, dancing, and enjoying every minute of every song all night long. 
I wouldn't miss a single night. Jan.
Now, more about Keb''Mo....his parents were from Louisiana and Texas. He became an genius guitarist while still a teen. Some of the folkes  he's played in were....'Jefferson Airplane', 'Jackson Browne' and did several albums with 'Papa John Creach', when he was only twenty one years old. He started his musical career as an Upright bass man and Steel Drummer.
He worked with Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Albert Collins and Robert Johnson. Acted on stage and created an album with guests Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne full of Delta blues rhythms that won him a Grammy in 1996. It was called 'Just Like You'. Another album that received a second Grammy for Keb''Mo in 1998 was called 'Slow Down' and was a tribute to MUDDY WATERS.
The more I researched the more I realized that 'he's been around'....so many musical artists that we all know and respect Keb''Mo has performed with....it's all on WIKIPEDIA. Check it out.O.K? Gonna stop now...need to rest. Jan
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Keb''Mo tunes below...



1.] AM I WRONG, by Keb''Mo, by Welsba
2.] LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, by Keb''Mo, by Adrijana Rukavina
3.] SHAVE YO LEGS, by Keb''MO, by herneeblues 
4.] SHE JUST WANTS TO DANCE, by Keb''Mo, by Pedro Guimaraes
5.] EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES, by Keb''Mo, Darryl Hall, by herneeblues

Thursday, February 18, 2016

All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX, by Mother Jones Dot Com
I love this video and want to know more about this group of musicians. The creatorof the band is SCOTT BRADLEE/keys....This is what WIKIPEDIA calls him....' American musician, pianist, composer, and arranger. He is known for his viral videos on YouTube, including his work under the moniker Postmodern Jukebox. This the POSTMODERN JUKEBOX link.They are in Europe touring until at least June....'cause that's all I could find.... the tour dates they have listed of 2016, anyway....Go HERE.


I'll look for more video links and post them below....O;K?
Now, more on Bradlee...he grew up in New Jersey, and did well in the New York Jazz scene. He created the 'Postmodern Jukebox' group in 2013. Jan
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I'll look for more music/video links below
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1.] POSTMODERN JUKEBOX on Youtube
2..] CREEP, by PMJ, Haley Reinhart, by PostmodernJukebox
3.] SEVEN NATION ARMY, by PMJ, Haley Reinhart, by PostmodernJukebox
4.] BARBE GIRL, by PMJ, Morgan James, by PostmodernJukebox
5.] I KISSED A GIRL, by PMJ, Robyn Adele Anderson, byPostmodernJukebox
6.] RADIOACTIVE, by PMJ, Blake Lewis, byostmodernJukebox
7.] SHAKE IT OFF, by PMJ, Von  Smith, by PostmodernJukebox

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam ,Cool SASS Stuff and Living Quietly on the Farm

Steve playing the upright bass, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
The night after a gig is....'ah'.....well, wonderful. Usually, we choose to work quietly on our farm in our garden, watch the chickens grow, listen to some new good music, take care of and know all upcoming rehearsal dates, collect needed sheet music, cook some sweet stuff, work up tunes online [I find them on YOUTUBE, Steve learns them for upcoming gigs.]
Today, Steve got on his upright bass and just relaxed.....'ah'. I love that deep, rich sound of the upright bass. Reminds me of the dark, smooth satin-y taste of chocolate....somehow?..weird...huh?
Last night's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam at UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL ...with DENNY FOREMAN/guitar/vocals, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass went well....but, we did get home late...I went to bed right away....Steve needs to 'unwind'...and listened to a CD on playing more on the upright bass....you know...tricks of the trade and stuff.   It was about morning when I heard him get into bed beside me. Only a few hours sleep and he's up again...playing the upright,...our coffee's on and breakfast ready...'WOW...what a man!', I think to myself, as I get outta bed.
We found out today, the SASS rehearsal's on Thursday this week...There's two SASS gigs booked for this Saturday, February 20th....The first, in Sumner, WA , starting at 2 pm at THE REHEARSAL WORKS....I'll look up the address online....O.K. Address is 13704 24 Street E. Suite 101,.....Several fine musicians will be playing on Saturday afternoon at the Rehearsal Works. Next, SASS will be at DAWSON's on South Tacoma Way, [5443 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA.], on Saturday night...music starts around 8 or 9.....I'll check and post it here...O.K?
Let me list members of the SASS group...let's see....there's ...of course...Ms. SHELLY ELY....the BLUZZZ Queen vocalist of Everywhere. and the song writer STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals with my big handsome bassman....STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals. Shell's the boss and the sass-y-est too....So, everyone sings 'cause she wants it that way....O.K.....no problem, Ms. Ely, of course, Ms. Ely....you sure look lovely tonight Ms. Ely.....SMILE... Jan
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Foreman, Parton, Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
SASS, used with permission, see link


SASS Image...used with permission, see link

Monday, February 15, 2016

What Time Is It?....It's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam Plus TONIGHT at UNCLE SAMs....Cool

Foreman, Parton, Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Remember...TONIGHT....It's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam Plus in Spanaway, WA. @ UNCLE SAMs...16003 Pacific Ave. Starts at 7 pm. DENNY FOREMAN/guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass...
I love this video from Diana Krall and Natalie Cole....''Route 66' [thanks Bobotmedia]. Jan



Here's more tunes you might hear tonight below....

THE CHICKEN, by Jaco Pastorius
GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, by Studio 56 Jam
DEAL by Jerry Garcia
NIGHT IN TUISIA, by Chaka Khan
A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE,, by Etta James

Sunday, February 14, 2016

SASS Does It Again at UNCLE THURMs....Cool, Live Music Every Saturday Night....That's the Way to Do It Thurm

SASS @ Uncle Thurm's, by J.A.Rose- Bartlett cc
O.K.....Last Night was a lot of cool BLUZZZ at UNCLE THURMs SOUL FOOD or as I like to call it....UNCLE THURMs FINGER LICKEN RIBs AND CHICKEN....'cause I'm becoming an expert at licken my fingers at Thurm's.....I can lick all the way to my wrists and even working up...[O.K.only part way  to my elbows....SMILE Jan]...Boy, is that fried chicken good...or is it my fingers?...No, it's the food at Thurm's...I'm sure of it..
Here's a photo of SASSs Ms SHELLY ELY/ vocals extreme,...BLUZZZing it up last night...while I munched on some fine fried chicken, mac and cheese....Steve's fried chicken, and southern style greens with corn bread to soak up every little speck on...my plate and Steve's by the way] ...I enjoyed every speck too.
Let me tell ya who's in this fine band, lead by sass-y Shelly Ely...the BLUZZZ queen of this Universe, that's all. There's Mr. STEVE MERRIAM on guitar/vocals...he  writes alotta songs for this group. MATT WILLIAMS [wife Loretta's site.] was on drums last night, and my favorite,of course, and he didn't pay me to say that.....that funky fat bottom bassman and my hubby ....STEVE BARTLETT.
What a night...back at Uncle Thurms again....AND, ...his.Fried Chicken too. I was in heaven, and Thurm and Linda will be having live music every Saturday night....WOW! Yea, I'm sure SASS'll be back...I heard talk of GARY CROOKS, HEATHER JONES AND THE GROOVE MASTERS and more coming up...P-L-E-A-S-E...go to Uncle Thurm's FACEBOOK page and stay tuned for his upcomingSaturday night live music events.
Yeah, I'll keep everyone posted on SASS events at Thurm's, and everywhere. Jan
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O.K...I'll post this  on FACEBOOK and be right back to finis ith by adding links, music,,,you know, cool stuff. Jan
Here's one of my favorites from last night....'I don't wanna Do Wrong' by Gladys Knight,[thanksPlanetPygar ]
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WHERE: UNCLE THURMs SOUL FOOD
                3709 'G' Street
                Tacoma, WA.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

NO Train Wrecks Here...BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam Plus,.. Monday Nights at UNCLE SAMs...start 7 pm

BARTLETT ON BASS by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K. Last night was fun....It's a jazz jam at UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway, WA. Address...16003 Pacific Ave to be exact.
It's really cool jazz and then some each Monday night, starting at 7 pm....With DENNY FOREMAN/guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT/bass...nothing can can go wrong No Train Wrecks here Lottsa real music! These guys know their stuff...and it's fun....Come on down and see...it's good music, not only jazz...but, fun music with seasoned players....smiling at each other, you know, not those worried fake smiles either...I can see.when things are going fine   everyone's relaxed and really having a good time Uncle Sam's is always a safe place to have fun.Steve will be bringing his UPRIGHT BASS soon, using his fretless and both electric basses right now.
So, if that's what you're looking for ....Here it is! The food's good. Lottsa cold beer and drinks too.. Reporting the good stuff. Jan
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Gonna post some samples of some tunes...,remember, just some....it's hard to pick my favorites from last night.... here's what I enjoyed last night below..
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[1.] SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE, by Etta James, by jcm88...cool .bluzzy-jazz
[2]. BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME, by Diana Krall, by robotocho
[3.] CARAVAN,by Duke Ellington, done by Doctor John, by BingoTPV
[4.] CHICKEN, by Jaco Pastorius, by Will Trigg
[5.] WIPE OUT,by The Ventures, by 金澤優   WOW....drums!
[6.] PIPELINE, by The Ventures, done by Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, by strangeuniverse1......jazz?...no, fun...yes
[7.] AFTER MIDNIGHT, by Eric Clapton, by CharlesPlymire
[8.] ON BROADWAY, by George Benson, by The OldSCHOOL Kid BillyMatt
[9.] SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, by Julie Andrews, by Film e popcorn
[10] HOKEY POKEY AC.DC style by Jim Breuer......Fun


Bartlett with his upright, by J. A.Rose-Bartlett cc

Thursday, February 04, 2016

I Love That Growl of HOWLIN WOLF, DOCTOR JOHN and LEON RUSSELL

I've [Jan], been listening to alotta music lately....for Steve's ....BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam on Monday Nights at UNCLE SAMs in Spanaway. [7 pm, ADDRESS...16003 Pacific Ave. in Spanaway.] 

I re-discovered Doctor John....he does many tunes from DUKE ELLINGTON....Golly, the Doc has a  cool growly [spell?], deep voice, doesn't he? Well, then it hit me.... I've always liked that kinda voice...LEON RUSSELL and HOWLIN WOLF have that kinda voice to me....WOW.
So, I looked up Leon Russell....'cause he's been round for along time, wrote for several artists. I've re-posted one of my stories about Russell below Hope you like it. Jan
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From   Friday, February 21, 2014

Fixing Up Some 'Soul Food' With...LEON RUSSELL

BY UNKNOWN
I've always loved LEON RUSSELL, and HERE he's written so many wonderful tunes for himself and for lotsa other great musicians. I have always been amazed...all kinds of tunes,... rock, blues, pop, folk, country, soul, AND, that reminds me of the video and song, that I'd never heard before today from Russell, by Leon Russell, Marc Benno and Asylum Choir II  called 'Soul Food' created in 1967 to '69, first released in 1971, and now re-released, [thanks Crystal Longdon].
This is what the video page says: "  Published on Dec 1, 2013
"SOUL FOOD" from the album "ASYLUM CHOIR II" by LEON RUSSELL & MARC BENNO, 1971. No copyright infringement is intended; I do not own the rights to the music or photos used; video is intended only for entertainment. Please support the artists by buying their CD, which has been re-released and is available at the artists' internet sites."


So, what is 'soul food' anyway? Link from WIKIPEDIA. Sounds like it's origins started a long time ago...with the african-American slave trade, it was the everyday food of  the captured slaves being shipped to the Americas. Soul Food is still mostly seen and popular in the rural southern states of the U.S. and in the Black American population...  We like it...alot. Click HERE for a Soul Food Cook Book and looks like some delicious recipes. Jan
For more on Leon Russell, go to MY story HERE

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

More On RICHARD PRYOR....More Than Singing The Blues and All That Jazz

Re-posting from.....Monday, April 27, 2015


Updated: RICHARD PRYOR Singing Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out

Richard Pryor/see photo credit
HEATHER JONES/vocals reminded me once again on her FACEBOOK page, that RICHARD PRYOR and HERE  started out as a singer, NOT a comic....I really love his style and voice. Listen and see what you think. Such a painful life...I'm gonna look up more about his life and post it here. O.K? But, while I look up more about his life...enjoy hearing him sing. Jan
O.K., I'm back,...you know, I loved Pryor's voice,,,,he reminds me of one of my favorite jazz musicians who also had a drug habit and hard life...namely CHET BAKER. Go HERE to read MY story about Chet Baker. Here's a video link of the album 'The Best of Chet Baker' [thanks Jazz n' Blues Experience].
Now, I'll find more about Pryor...be right back.....
I read about Pryor in .WIKIPEDIA..and, there's NO mention about his singing...BUT, it's so beautiful Lotsa stuff about his  adult humor, awards and comedy, which he is known for. He openly talked about his drug habit  on the videos I scanned on YOUTUBE. example: 'Richaed Pryor on the Johnny Carson Show, 1983' [thanks Sharon Schmidt].
 I remember when Pryor caught himself on fire in June of 1980 after drinking and freebasing cocaine. Rescue workers found him quote 'walking quietly about a mile and half from home', His daughter, stated that Pryor ' poured high-proof rum over his body and set himself ablaze in a bout of drug-induced psychosis' Later, he stated that he had tried to commit suicide.. Those burns covered over one half of his body and he was in the burn unit for six months.
In 1990 he was diagnosed with M. S.and started using a scooter to get around. He died in 2005 from a heart attack..
There was lotsa recognition for his support of civil rights over the years and his Black Comedy.... Kings of Black Comedy Heroes of Black Comedy, 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time., and in 2005 in the UK.. The Comedian's Comedian. 
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He was awarded many Grammys etc. here's a quote: " Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973) and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. Pryor is listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.[23]"
PHOTO CREDIT: Go HEREwww.eurweb.com384 × 216Search by image

  


More video links of Richard Pryor below Could not find any more music from Pryor...Below, is his comic stuff....Adult language.

1.\] MUDBONE, by Richard Pryor by gregdeanness

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Richard Pryor - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

Just listen to RICHARD PRYOR, will ya? I never think of him as a jazz singer....BUT, look and listen....He sings beautifully. Jan

Experiencing The Darker, Seedier Fridge Element of Life...With DOCTOR JOHN

You know, Steve has been doing alotta DOCTOR JOHN tunes...The Doc covers some DUKE ELLINGTON tunes..I.love it....and, Steve's been working them up for the Monday night Jazz Jam at UNCLE SAMs....called BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam....cool name...huh?
So, I remembered a story I wrote about Docor John....'cause....I remembered that he was a character, and so, I looked him up and am...well, re-posting the story below.....O.K?
Regular guys for this jam are.....DENNY FOREMAN/guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and STEVE BARTLETT.bass Photo by me...J.A.Rose-Bartlett. Jan
Denny Foreman, Stephen Parton/drums, Steve Bartlett

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

by CL ender cc, see link
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 showsMardi 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
PHOTO CREDIT: CL ender cc
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O.K., I'll find all the links now and post some music below too. O.K?
Here's his most well known tune...it's 'Right Place, Wrong Time' [thanks musicland65]. This is all the video page says: "Uploaded on Aug 27, 2010 By Musicland65".
O.K., I'll find all the links now and post some music below too. O.K?
Here's his most well known tune...it'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
5.] GUMBO [FULL ALBUM] by Dr. John, by Sounds Good

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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 screen...to 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

Musical Grandma's Are Cooler

Musical Grandma's Are Cooler
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Yea,...Just Wondering?

Yea,...Just Wondering?
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We Respect Others Rights, Jan and Steve

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The Truth

The Truth
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Yep...NOT ALONE.

Yep...NOT ALONE.
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Want Your Gig Info Published Here?

Want Your Gig Info Published Here?
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 bartlettonbass@aol.com 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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All Work..No Play?....Never...Jan

All Work..No Play?....Never...Jan
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Please Unplug Me. Just Loving My Life

Please Unplug Me. Just Loving My Life
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OLD HIPPIES LIVE HERE

OLD HIPPIES LIVE HERE
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About me....T. Jan Rose

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Yelm, Washington, United States
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 bass...so, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share 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, ..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.