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Wynton MarsalisJust popping in here to say I've added Wynton Marsalis and his group performing "School Boy" (again from the David Letterman show) to my Music Video page.

Not much to say about this. Wynton Marsalis = nine Grammy awards + Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center + Pulitzer Prize for Music. 'nuff said.

Enjoy the show!
 
Eddy Fukano Update
Eddy FukanoI'm impressed. I had not one but two emails from my wonderful visitors informing me about an Eddy Fukano sighting. Here is what they kindly sent me - Eddy Fukano Dance Band.

I must admit that I did find that page when I posted my original Eddy article. I was pretty sure it was the same Eddy, but without any mention of country music or Hee Haw I was reluctant to post the link as a bona fide source. I mean, how many Japanese musicians named "Eddy Fukano" could possibly be out there? The age was about right, and he certainly looks like he could be the same man. But I decided to err on the side of caution in this case.
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The Dead - Take 2
Phil LeshI wanted to record and post The Dead's performance on David Letterman from a couple weeks ago, but we had storms come through and mess up the satellite reception. Fortunately, they reran the episode the other night. So for your listening and watching enjoyment, head on over to my Music Video page and check out their performance. Highlights: Phil's glow-in-the-dark bass and Warren Haynes.
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Manchester Orchestra
Machester OrchestraI caught Manchester Orchestra on David Letterman awhile back and my first thought was, "I should put these guys on the site." But then I hesitated. Then I checked my analytics and saw that I've had a few more unexpected visitors (yay!) and I decided I needed to keep posting so I have something new to share.

I like these guys. I like the song. I came to the conclusion that they are "page worthy" for a couple of reasons: the big furry lead singer is not the typical front man type, which in my book gives them a good dose of credibility; and the song has a couple of neat moments that elevate it slightly above the "good" range to "really good".

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Playing for Change
A friend sent me this video and I thought it cool enough to share. Cool, and also a worthy cause. Check out the Playing for Change website here and learn more about the project.


And as usual, check out the video on my music video page.
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.

The Playing For Change Community is a group of artists and inspired people who have come together to connect the world through music.
 
Yodeling Japanese
Some stuff is too cool or unusual to keep to myself. Today's exhibit of the bizarre, again courtesy of Hee Haw, is Japanese country singer/yodeler Eddie (Eddy) Fukano.

The first time I saw Eddie Fukano, I had one of those "double-take" moments. Let's face it, the world of country music is not exactly chock full of non-white Americans. Certainly, there are exceptions. Charlie Pride is the most notable and of course Ray Charles took his turn at singing country. I'm sure Eddie turned more than a few heads during his tenure as an American country artist.

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