A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Billy Strayhorn

Happy birthday to the late Billy Strayhorn, born this day in 1915! Here he is playing "Take the 'A' Train" with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1965.

Roger Troutman

Happy birthday to the late Roger Troutman, born this day in 1951! Here he is singing "I Can Make You Dance" with Zapp in 1983.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Randy Newman

Happy birthday to Randy Newman, born this day in 1943! Here he is singing "Sail Away" on TV circa 1973. One of the most viciously ironic songs ever written..

Dawn Robinson

Happy birthday to Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue), born this day in 1968! Here she is singing "My Lovin'" with En Vogue on TV in 1992.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mike Skinner

Happy birthday to Mike Skinner, born this day in 1978! Here he is performing "When You Wasn't Famous" with the Streets on the Letterman show a few years ago.

Jimi Hendrix

Happy birthday to the late Jimi Hendrix, born this day in 1942! Here he is playing "Voodoo Chile," "Hey Joe" and "Sunshine of Your Love" with the Jimi Hendrix Experience on TV in 1969.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

John McVie

Happy birthday to John McVie, born this day in 1945! Here he is playing "Over My Head" with Fleetwood Mac live in 1977. A really fine version, although stevie looks very bored; Lindsay executes an amazing little harmonic flourish whenever he can get it in there...

Jean Terrell

Happy birthday to Jean Terrell, born this day in 1944! Here she is singing "Up the Ladder to the Roof" with the Supremes in 1970.

Tina Turner

Happy birthday to Tina Turner, born this day in 1939! Here she is singing "Get Back" with Ike & Tina Turner in 1972. Wow!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Paul Desmond

Happy birthday to the late Paul Desmond, born this day in 1924! Here he is playing "Koto Song" with the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1966.

Eddie Boyd

Happy birthday to the late Eddie Boyd, born this day in 1914! Here he is playing "Five Long Years" in 1965.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Clem Burke

Happy birthday to Clem Burke, born this day in 1955! Here he is playing "X Offender" with Blondie in 1976.

Robin Williamson

Happy birthday to Robin Williamson, born this day in 1943! Here he is playing "The Half-Remarkable Question" and "Painting Box" with the Incredible String Band in 1968.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Betty Everett

Happy birthday to the late Betty Everett, born this day in 1939! Here's somebody's homemade Shakicam video for "Getting Mighty Crowded."

R.L. Burnside

Happy birthday to the late R.L. Burnside, born this day in 1926! Here he is playing "Just Like a Woman" in 1984. (Not the Dylan song.)