While rambling through the vault I found adust covered box labeled either August 12 0r 13...it was difficult to see exactly. When I opened it, I found a treasure trove of forgotten albums. So this week we present a selected sample of these "lost albums" with Hodge Podge in a Box!
Since April had what felt like 23 weeks this year there was no hurry to get out a real covers countdown, but since we can almost see the end of this month's tunnel, we will close out the month with this:
10 Handbags and Gladrags (Chris Farlowe) - Steve Ellis and The Pacemakers,
09 Light My Fire (Doors) - Ananda Shankar,
08 Woodstock (Crosby, Stills, and Nash) - Fickle Pickle,
07 You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) - Sandra Rhodes,
06 Born Under A Bad Sign (Albert King) - Booker T and The MGs,
05 Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles) - Tomorrow,
04 I Started A Joke (Bee Gees) - Tim Rose,
03 Georgia (Ray Charles) - Peter Frampton,
02 Summer In The City (Lovin' Spoonful) - B.B. King,
01Rainy Day, Dream Away (Jimi Hendrix) - Michael Quercio
No blog post on this one, but if you hear something you like, be sure to seek out the artists!
Bromberg was born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia and raised in Tarrytown, New York, on September 19, 1945. He attended Columbia College of Columbia University in the 1960s, and studied guitar with bluesman, Reverend Gary Davis, during that period who taught him the finger picking style of the Piedmont region.
He has played with many musicians, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, and Bob Dylan. David co-wrote the song "The Holdup" with George Harrison, who played on Bromberg's self-titled 1972 album. In 2008, he was nominated for a Grammy Award. Today, David Bromberg and his wife live in Wilmington, Delaware, where they own a violin sales and repair shop.
I hope this retrospective journey piques you to dig deeper into his music.
And remember, the playlist is available at trickspodcst.blogspot.com
Trick's counts down 10+1 of, in the words of Michael Bloomfield, one bad dude. First seen nationwide on "I've Got A Secret," he went on to play some of the best harp in the 60's, 70's, and 80's... Who you ask? It can only be Paul Butterfield on this episode of Trick's Synthetic Podcast.