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[ Blue ]

The Original Color of Sin. 

“My Friend Sin”
Bernard Fowler
The Bura — How Far The Stone Has Rolled.
((( devil music )))

dino perrucci

It’s been nearly 40 years since Mick Jagger asked Bernard Fowler to join his band, and Bernard’s been a Rolling Stone ever since.

First gig? Bernard laughs, and answers with a smile.
The Golden Terrace Ballroom, 125th Street. I was fourteen years old, did my first gig, got paid five dollars… and you know what I did with it? 
I had bacon and eggs for breakfast.”

BERNARD FOWLER

 

dave.

1980PARADISE GARAGE (NYC)
1981 — w Material One Down (Bill Laswell)
1982 — w Herbie Hancock  Future Shock,  w Larry Levan “Don’t Make Me Wait” (NYCiti Peech Boys), w The Smurfs Smurf For What It’s Worth
1983 — w Grandmixer DST Crazy Cuts, w Sinnamon I Need You Now
1984BEAT STREET (MOVIE)
1985 — w Mick Jagger She’s The Boss w Sly & Robbie  Language Barrier w Yoko Ono Starpeace

Jeff Beck Flash w Doug Wimbish (Tack>>Head, Living Colour) Jan Hammer, Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice
1986 —  w Ryuichi Sakamoto Futurista w Philip Glass Songs from Liquid Days w Public Image, Ltd. Album 
1987 — w James Blood Ulmer America – Do You Remember the Love? 

Mick Jagger Primitive CoolJeff Beck, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) Simon Phillips, (Omar Hakim, Rachel Z (Trust The Universe), “Young Americans,” taking the English Gentleman for a ride.
1988Mick Jagger (The Brothers of Sodom) Joe Satriani, Doug Wimbish, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Rip, TOKYO (w/TinaTurner) AUSTRALIA.
w Bootsy Collins What’s Bootsy Doin’?

1989Tack>>Head Friendly as a Hand Grenade
“Break Out The Bubbly” (Bernard takes the vocal lead in Tack>>Head, the Always-American band.)

“Exodous”
Tack>>Head
(Bernard Fowler)
The Black Album

2011How Far The Stone Has Rolled.
((( devil music )))

dave.

Fourteen years after disbanding in 1990, Tack>>Head, a band that gained favor in the London Underground reunited in 2004. Opening a three-month, cross-country tour in Hartford, Connecticut, bassist Doug Wimbish’s hometown. The show, at Sully’s Pub, a small bar attached to Lena’s Pizza, both legendary Hartford establishments. [left-right] Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, Bernard Fowler, Keith LeBlanc, Doug Wimbish. (gee vaucher)

“East River” (NYC)
Brecker Brothers
Heavy Metal Bebop
1978 — A Collision In Space & Time
((( the”f”word )))

Charles Hoff (New York Daily News)

Growing Up in New York City’s Queensbridge Projects and stepping out from the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge, Bernard crossed the East River, and slipped into the Lower Manhattan Darkness.

We’re Playing Basketball
Kurtis Blow
1984BEAT STREET
((( in the street )))

Anthony Geathers

If there’s one thing that signifies summer in New York City, it’s streetball. Known for its high energy and aggressive style, streetball is defined by the Oxford dictionary as an “informal type of basketball played especially in urban areas such as parking lots, playgrounds, parks, etc.” Some of New York City’s legendary courts, including Rucker Park and the West Fourth Street Courts, also known as “The Cage,” have been a training ground for a number of NBA stars, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Kyrie Irving.

Getting Ready to Roll
Around the apartment with mom, listening to MAHALIA JACKSON, JACKIE WILSONMOWTOWN. “Sweet Caroline” and all that was pop On the radio, basketball In the street, and trombone in the marching band. Crossing Into Manhattan (EAST RIVER) between 59th AND 60th Streets.

BERNARD FOWLER (INTERVIEW) — Just after he released Inside Out (2019), Bernard, in a

Live @ The Paradise Garage
Larry Levan

1979 — ANOTHER MUSICAL COLLISION
((( dance hip-hop funk )))

Paradise Garage ?

1979 Hip Hop Happens
1980 — THE PARADISE GARAGE 

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Larry Levan

1979 — Opportunities were many for a talented young musician entering the 1980s. Bernard was interested in explore more than one path, as he imagined a future in the musical world.

 ((( club mix )))

dino perrucci

1981 — BILL LASWELL 
1982 — HERBIE HANCOCK Future Shock  
1983 — Sinnamon I Need You Now
1984 — BEAT STREET, HERBIE HANCOCK Sound-System 
1985 — MICK JAGGER (She’s the Boss. Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bill Laswell, w/ Herbie HancockJeff Beck, and Jan Hammer.)
Sly and Robbie, Yoko Ono
1986 — Ryuichi Sakamoto,  Philip GlassPublic Image, Ltd.  
1987 — JAMES “BLOOD” ULMER, MICK JAGGER Primitive Cool (w/Jeff Beck, Doug Wimbish, Simon Phillips, Vernon Reid)
1988 — Mick Jagger (Japan/Australia) w/Joe Satriani, Doug Wimbish
Bootsy Collins What’s Bootsy Doin’?

Rolling Stones
1989 STEEL WHEELS TOUR (ALBUM)
w/ Living Colour, Guns N Roses 
1990 — Duran Duran
1991 — Johnnie Johnson Bill Hicks (Truth Always Mattered)
1992 — Yoko Ono Obnox
1993 — Living Colour Stain
1994 — Little Axe, Roy Nathanson’s Jazz Passengers
1995 — Nicklebag Mas Feedback
1996 — Nicklebag 12 Hits and a Bump
1997 — Bridges of Babylon RS
1998 — No Security RS
1999 — Michael Hutchence Michael HutchenceHerb Alpert Colors
2000 — Ronnie Wood Live and Eclectic
2001The Day The Earth Stood Still
2002 — Forty Licks RS
2003Living Colour CollideOscope 
2004Tack>>Head (Asylum Street Re-hearsals)
Little Axe Champagne & Grits
2005 — A Bigger Bang RS
2006Friends With Privileges
Real World Sessions w/Little Axe
2007 — Bad Dog Vienna
2008 — Shine A Light RS
2009 — New York Time

“Dope Fiend” (((audio)))
Nicklebag (Bernard w/ Stevie Salas)
12 Hits and a Bump
1996 — Stevie Salas explained the reason for Bernard and he painting their faces silver on the Nicklebag cover. “Our idea was to present ourselves in the most racially neutral way.

((( new jack the city )))


Linda Zacks

“Scary Man” (((audio)))
Doug Wimbish
CinemaSonics
2009 —

2010Little Axe Bought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime
2011 — Tack>>Head The Black Album
2012 — 
2013Little Axe Stone Cold Ohio
2014Tack>>Head For The Love of Money
2015 — The Bura, (Havana, Cuba) w/The Rolling Stones
2016 — Havana Moon RS
2017Little Axe London Blues
2018 — Voodoo Lounge RS
2019 — Inside Out
2020On-U Sound (40th)
2021 — A Bigger Bang: Live on Copacabana Beach RS
2022 — Steel Wheels Live RS
2023 — George Lynch and Jeff Pilson Heavy Hitters II, And
All the While, a Rolling Stone.
w/Karl Denson (Tiny Universe) Music of David Bowie
2024  “Storm Is Rising”

— Skip Little Axe McDonald

2001An Apocalyptic Day In The Life.

“Mother Earth”
The Chess Project (Keith LeBlanc)
New Moves

2024
((( early environmental )))

 Keith LeBlanc 2024

2024 Still Alive and Well (top) Tack>>Head, all taking time from their individual projects (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, The Chess Project, etc.) met in London with their original Tack>>Head mate, Adrian Sherwood. Adrian was celebrating the 40th year of ON-U Sound Records, and after this SweetWater Studios performance, played better-than-ever, retrospective Tackl>>Head and Little Axe sets at the ON-U SOUND 40th ANNIVERSARY party at The Jazz Cafe in London.

“Chess Records revived … an album of classics reinterpreted by a supergroup.”

The New Yorker

FOR YOUR GRAMMY CONSIDERATION (Best Contemporary Blues Album) Marshall Chess and Jamar Chess team with producer Keith LeBlanc to reimagine their family’s hallowed Chess Records vault — including favorites by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more …

“Sympathy For The Devil” (((audio))) 
Bernard Fowler
Inside Out

2021 Bernard, with his Rolling Stone bandmates’ blessing, went into the band’s immense catalog, searching for songs he wanted to cover on his next solo record. Rather than choosing the “hits,” Bernard searched for those with socially active lyrics he found still relevant today.

((the word )))


dave.

“Fame” (((video)))
2017 — Celebrating David Bowie @ Ponte Vedra, Florida  
Bernard Fowler (vocals)

Mike Garson (piano / musical director)
Earl Slick (guitar)

BERNARD FOWLER INTERVIEW
Bernard Fowler (discography)
Tack>>Head (discography)
Little Axe (discography)

Living Colour (discography)

“I’m Comin’ On Back To You”
Jackie Wilson
By Special Request

1961When asked of his earliest musical memories, Bernard, 35 years a Rolling Stone, remembers most fondly of listening with his mom, to her favorites, Mahalia Jackson and Jackie Wilson being most memorable. NYC pop radio, “Sweet Caroline.”
 ((( back home )))

((( video )))

“New York Time”
Bernard Fowler  (INTERVIEW)
2009 — NEW YORK CITY HOMECOMING.

“Take A Walk On The Wild Side”  
Bernard Fowler
Little Axe
For The Love Of Money

2014
((( audio )))

dave.

Working Girl?

1982On the sidewalk outside The Roxy, a downtown NYC institution (roller rink by day, B-Boy dance club by night) and where the climactic scene of Beat Street, the big-Hollywood movie was filmed. The finale featured Bernard, as the Original B-Boy Preacher, leading a raucous congregation that was something of a Hip-Hop church service.

“Dangerous Sex”
Tack>>Head
Bernard Fowler (vocal)
1990Strange Things

((( street talkin’ )))

Rock N Role Reversal 
1990 — After the Steel Wheels tour and being asked to join the Rolling Stones as a permanent member, Bernard was back with his Tack>>Head mates to record Strange Things, the band’s second album with Bernard out front as lead singer. Strange Things is the record on which Mick Jagger asked to (and does) sing backup on “Take A Stroll.”

1990 Living Colour Time’s Up
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIVING COLOUR (VIVID)
Living Colour (discography)
Tack>>Head (discography)
Little Axe (discography)

Bernard Fowler (discography)

then & now
“King Bee”
Tack>>Head (Bernard Fowler)
Funky President v. King Bee
2010 — A Bass Odyssey (Doug Wimbish)
((( back when )))


Robert Johnson

For decades, this 5-cent (photo booth) portrait was one of only a few photographs of Robert Johnson known to exist. The scarcity of pictures has  always added to the lore around Robert Johnson, the original bluesman, Coming to the Crossroads, and making a Faustian Deal With The Devil.

“Cross Road Blues”
Robert Johnson (Biography)
1936 — Where and when the Blues chose its path into the Mississippi Delta.
((( song )))


Crossroads (movie) 1986

After meeting, and making his deal with The Devil, Robert Johnson  had crossed over to the other side, on a dark path that led him “Further On Down The Road,” deep into the Mississippi Delta, Uptown to Harlem, and in the end, Straight To Hell.

Robert Johnson’s Trouble with Women & Wine

“Crossroads” is a 1980s interpretation of Robert Johnson‘s Deal With The Devil story. Steve Vai appears as the devil’s virtuoso in the climactic guitar duel with Ralph Macchio, the movie’s lead character, whose guitar is played by Ry Cooder. (Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz)

LOVE IN VAIN ROBERT JOHNSON (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (PBS)

THE BRIDGE

 

1911 — Storyville New Orleans, Louisiana

 

“Proud Mary
Ike & Tina Turner
Rollin’ On The River
1970  Workin’ Together 
1971Black Man’s Soul
((( soul )))

Ani DiFranco (1999) Travel Channel

The “Mighty” Mississippi
River of Song (PBS) Ani DiFranco, explores the music still being played in the small clubs and jukes along the Mississippi River … those joints that have been preserved in a more honest time.
Rufus Thomas, Little Milton, Levon Helm, Ann Peebles, Memphis Horns, “Nutbush City Limits,” Stax Records, Sun Studio, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Skip “Little Axe” McDonald, On-U Sound …

Blue Was Angry

Cross That River
1850 Allan Harris tells the seldom told, African American story. Blue was a cotton-picking slave on a Louisiana plantation, who makes a death-defying escape across the Red River, into Texas, where he is a free man. Working on the Chisholm Trail, driving cattle, with equal rights and equal pay. For the first time, valued for his ability, not the Color of his skin. Blue was part of a community that came to be known as the “Black Cowboys,” Free African-American men who took a prominant place in America’s Gilded Age. Many of the Black Cowboys settled in cities along the Chisholm Trail — In Texas, where the Emancipation Proclamation was read, and at the end of The Chisholm Trail in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the Greenwood neighborhood grew quickly, and became know as the Black Wall Street.

1921As the “Roaring 20s,” Black Wall Street’s success rivaled that in New York City ater victim of white supremacists at after the end of The Civil War, and at the important Chisholm Trail Terminus, Tulsa, the site of The Tulsa Race Massacre (June 1, 1921).

1860Decades of political controversy over slavery were brought to a head with the (1860 U.S. presidential) election of Abraham Lincoln.
Civil War (Timeline)
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865 — Civil War Ends, Lincoln Assassinated, Birth of the KKK.
JUNE 19, 1865 GALVESTON, TEXAS
Independence Day
Emancipation Day
Freedom Day 
Jubilee Day 
Liberation Day
Juneteenth  Annual Holiday celebrating Emancipation.

 June 19, 1865 In Galveston, Texas, Union Army General Gordon Granger, reads the proclamation granting Freedom from Slavery for all African Americans in Texas. (Cross That River)

“Take Me To The River
Annie Lennox w/ Doug Wimbish
Medusa 
1995
((( song )))


— xyZ!

Selma Happened
The Bridge
MARCH 7, 1965 — BLOODY SUNDAY

 

“Funky Obama”
Tack>>Head
Funky President v King Bee

2009 — Tack>>Head covered James Brown’s “Funky President,” in honor of Barack Obama, being elected the first African American President of The United States. 
((( hope? )))


Art b/ Shepard Fairy

Keith LeBlanc (a song’s journey)
Keith LeBlanc

 

A Flower Bloomed In Hell.”
Deep River
Little Axe

w/Adrian Sherwood
On-U Sound Live @ The Jazz Cafe
London, England
2017
((( blues in time )))

C Brandon/Redferns (Getty Images)

Little Axe
2017Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald
at KOKO, London, England.

When discussing the long history of the Blues, many, if not most, well educated writers and scholars overlook, or don’t know to mention Skip McDonald. Most times, Skip, the original Sugar Hill house band guitarist, is described as one of Hip-Hop’s founding fathers. At the dawn of the Hip-Hop era, he and his Original Sugar Hill Rhythm Section mates, Doug Wimbish (bass) and Keith LeBlanc laid the foundation of the what has been a dominate force in the music industry since its 1979 beginning. Today, Sugar Hill’s  “Rapper’s Delight,” “The Message,” and “White Lines” are Hip-Hop’s most important Anthems. The songs, beats, raps, or whatever you’d like to call the musical graffiti that rose out of the ghetto, staking it’s first claim in the open-air parks in and around all five New York City Boroughs

Soon after, Skip, Doug, and Keith, running away from Sugar Hill Records owner Joe Robinson, joined London producer Adrian Sherwood (ON-U SOUND) and formed Tack>>Head, a more experimental, electronic, industrial, rock n roll, funk band matter how far flew after Hip-Hopfar Skip flew, he never lost sight of his past, and the music he wrote, whether it be Pop, Rock, Funk, Ambient, or Dub, was (and is) always firmly rooted in the Blues and Gospel he first played with his mother and father in the God-fearing, Christian church of his youth.

A conservative beginning, but with an open-minded understanding that intensified his desire to explore, discover, and create the future of sound.

“Great Heroes”
Skip “Little Axe” McDonald
London Blues
2017

(((•)))

((( video )))

2006 Real World Records 20th Anniversary
Little Axe w/ Peter Gabriel and Robert Plant

Little Axe (discography)

Little Axe
Skip “Little Axe” McDonald (guitar/voice)
— Doug Wimbish (bass guitar)
— Keith Leblanc (drums)
— Bernard Fowler (voice)
— Sas Bell (voice)
— Kevin Gibbs (voice)

“Midnight Dream”
Little Axe (Skip McDonald)

2007 Also with Doug Wimbish and Keith LeBlanc, his Sugar Hill Rhythm Section mates, as Bad Dog, with Bernard Fowler, making it a continuation of a renewed Tack>>Head. 
(((•)))

— Little Axe

“Are You Glad To Be In America?”
James Blood Ulmer
Are You Glad To Be In America (?)
1980 As Hip-Hop called out to New York City’s Five Boroughs, Downtown legend Blood Ulmer reminds the B-Boys from where they came. 
((( red white & blue )))

— UnKnown

Pinocchio Parade (c.1949) — The anonymous photograph that James “Blood” Ulmer chose as the cover for his 7″ (vinyl) single, “Are You Glad To Be In America?.” (1980)

“Goin’ To New York”
James Blood Ulmer
No Escape From The Blues
2003 After 9-11, Vernon Reid takes Blood Ulmer back to New York City, and Jimi Hendrix Midtown studio. 
((( urban blues )))

((( video )))

“Spoonful”
James “Blood” Ulmer w/ Vernon Reid
Live In Paris
2006 — The Vernon Reid/Blood Ulmer collaboration came to the attention of Martin Scorsese, and he made them part of The Blues, his seven-part documentary for PBS.

 

“Sympathy For The Devil”
Bernard Fowler

Inside Out
2021
(((•)))

Alan Lomax

1979 Rapper’s Delight

1979Hip-Hop Happens

“Summer In The City”
Ray Gomez
Volume
1980
((( fusion? )))

Ray Gomez

1981
1982
1983
We’re Playing Basketball
Kurtis Blow
1984 — Beat Street

into what became Hip-Hop’s outer regions of space, where Skip’s always been, much of that time with his Original Sugar Hill Rhythm Section brothers, Doug Wimbish (electric bass guitar) and Keith Leblanc (drums).

Like Motown’s Funk Brothers before them in the mid and late 1960s, The New York Times called Skip, Doug, and Keith (Sugar Hill House Band) the “world’s finest rhythm section,” and hardly anyone knew their names.

Before the emergence of Hip-Hop, Skip had played and toured with a number of bands and musicians, including The Entertainers, James Brown, Al Green, The Ohio Players, and Musique, before getting together with Harold Sargent, his old drummer friend from Dayton, and putting their own band (Wood, Brass, & Steel) together.

As far away as travels have taken him from his Gospel and Blues roots, Skip has always been well grounded, never losing contact with Planet Earth, from where The Blues grew.

No matter the time or place, Skip’s thoughtful and experimental soul guides him in discovering the future of musical sound.

More direct, the future of The Blues … Ambient, Virtuosic, and Pure.

 

 

Released in 1979, the 12″ single “Rapper’s Delight” launched Hip-Hop as a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. The opportunistic 15-minute track also revived the career of its producer, Sylvia Robinson, a street-wise R&B veteran whose success left the true pioneers of Rap fuming, almost as much as hollywood’s depiction in the 1984 movie, Beat Street.

 

Muddy Waters w/The Rolling Stones
@ The Checkerboard Lounge (Chicago)
November 22, 1981 — In the middle of their American Tour, The Rolling Stones arrived three days early and did a three-night stand at Chicago’s Rosemont Horizon Hotel, before the scheduled show that weekend.

 

Checkerboard Lounge

1972 The Checkerboard Lounge was a Blues Club on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, established in 1972 at 423 E. 43rd St. by L.C. Thurman and Buddy Guy.

1985 Guy left the partnership and later established Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

The Rolling Stones video and live album Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 included the Rolling Stones performing with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and members of Muddy Waters’ band.

Long influenced by the Blues in Chicago, the Rolling Stones paid a visit to Buddy Guy’s club, the Checkerboard Lounge, to see Muddy Waters perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Ian Stewart were on stage sitting in. Later, the jam was joined by Chicago favorites, Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz.
It was an impromptu performance that was fortunately captured on film.
Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing Blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.

JAZZIZ — (Photographs of the Blues Clubs on Chicago’s Southside, including Lefty Dizz.)

(Miami) “Vice” 
Melle Mel
w/ The Original Sugar Hill Rhythm Section

Miami Vice Soundtrack
1984  —

(((  )))

— yT.

Kick Ass Rock N Roll
@ The Orange Bowl
Nov.16, 1989 Parked on the street in Little Havana. Two second row tickets for the Rolling Stones in the Orange Bowl, where the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes play. Meet at the inflated “Bud” can. Passed out under the Visa banner. $300 Leather Jackets, rather than T-Shirts. Coffee-table, hard-cover, photography books, rather than a paper poster or ad-filled program. Entering the stadium, and looking down toward the mammoth stage in the opposite end zone, we saw Living Colour in the middle of “Cult of Personality,” the last tune in their set. Chuck Leavell, wish it was Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Yes, but it was Chuck taking a solo in …

“That’s Alice to You.” — Alicia
(Young woman at Enriqueta’s coffee window. Little Haiti (Biscayne Blvd. & 36th Street, west one block to 2nd Avenue). New Times new building [Arquitectonica], in Little Haiti, from downtown.

In The Alley (Miami, Florida) — Biscayne Blvd. & 35th St. west to 2nd Ave. COUPLE SHOOTING HEROIN WITH INFANT IN GROCERY CART.

New Times In Miami  — Bayfront Park, Freedom Tower, I-95 entanglement, 5th Street Causeway, Sears Building, Miami Herald, Arscht, Hamilton, Al Di Meola, Al’s Dad, Lee Ritenour, Bacardi Tile, Will Calhoun, Robert Redford, Young Arts. Miami Beach Fashion. Boutique. Gay guy, SOBE babe, $50,000, heavy black beads, short, tiny, “cocktail” dress. Soundscape Park, Underground. Design District / Lincoln Road / Miami Light Project … Lincoln Road, Colony Theater, Van Dyke Cafe, Jackie Gleason Theater, Books & Books, Mitch Kaplan, Barbara Kapitman, Herman Leonard, Lenny Kravitz, Laura Kelly, Nancy & Steve (architects), Art Deco Weekend, Candy Kokuris, Century Hotel, Beach Side cut-coral patio, noisy palms, blustery night, Candy with Red Bee Hive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt, Saddle Shoes (50s) Blues singer. Don’t know if its Candy’s “everyday” look. Ron, Mike Seemuth, JP Faber, Andrew and Gail, Deb (photographer with Eastern Airline pilot husband), Pier, Vincent, Dee Dee, Michael & Elaine (surfer and dancer), Miami Light Project, Karen Rabino, Jeannine?, Peter Rabino, Hunter Reno, Cigar & Cocktail, Brian Smith, Easter Meeting, Dan’t Bird Of Paradise, Peter Rabino’s birthday, same as girlfriend, friendly PHISH vs. SOUL ASYLUM argument.

Miami, Florida

— Rolling Stones

Bernard Fowler had been a Rolling Stone since the “Steel Wheels” tour in 1989, and since then he has been around the world many times, playing in front of hundreds of thousands. The difference in 2016 was the 500,000 Cubans had never seen such a show in Havana. … what was different in 2018, was the 200,000 people he was looking out on, were standing in the middle of Havana, Cuba.

 

Bernard Fowler

“Little Red Rooster” / “Satisfaction”
THE STONES WERE ALWAYS BLUE

The Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil, and a Lifelong Love of the Blues.

& The Wonderful World of Living Colour
Bernard Fowler w/ The Rolling Stones

1985 She’s the Boss (Mick Jagger)
1987 Primitive Cool (Mick Jagger)
1989 Steel Wheels (Rolling Stones)

Mick Jagger’s Eye For (American) Talent

“I’m A King Bee”
Bernard Fowler
Tack>>Head
For The Love Of Money

2014
((( song )))

dave.

2009 Tack>>Head
NEW YORK TIME
Friends With Privileges
@ The Highline Ballroom (NYC)

Bernard Fowler w/ The Rolling Stones …

1990
1991Flashpoint (Rolling Stones)
1992Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings (Charlie Watts)
1992Slide on This (Ronnie Wood)
1992Main Offender (Keith Richards)
1993Wandering Spirit (Mick Jagger)
1993Warm and Tender (Charlie Watts)
1993Slide on Live: Plugged in and Standing (Ronnie Wood)
1993Jump Back (Rolling Stones)
1994Voodoo Lounge (Rolling Stones)
1995Stripped (Rolling Stones)
1996Long Ago and Far Away (Charlie Watts)
1997Bridges to Babylon (Rolling Stones)
1998No Security (Rolling Stones)

1999
2000Live and Eclectic (Ronnie Wood)

2001
2002Forty Licks (Rolling Stones)

2003
2004Live Licks (Rolling Stones)
2004 Tack>>Head Reunion
Back In The U.S.A.
Bernard Fowler (vocals)
Doug Wimbish (bass guitar)
Skip McDonald (guitar)
Keith Leblanc (drums)
Adrian Sherwood (mix)
Asylum Street Rehearsals
@ Sully’s Pub & Tiki Bar (Hartford, Connecticut)

2005A Bigger Bang
2005Rarities 1971–2003

2006
2007
2008Shine a Light

2009 w/ Tack>>Head.

2010I Feel Like Playing (Ronnie Wood)

2011
2012Light the Fuse
2012GRRR! (Rolling Stones) compilation
2013Hyde Park Live

2014
2015Live at the Tokyo Dome
2015Sticky Fingers Live
2015Hyde Park Live
2015Crosseyed Heart (Keith Richards)
2016Totally Stripped
2016Havana Moon
2017Sticky Fingers – Live At The Fonda Theatre 
2018San Jose ’99
2018Voodoo Lounge Uncut
2019Bridges to Bremen
2019HONK (Rolling Stones) compilation
2019Bridges to Buenos Aires
2020Steel Wheels Live
2021A Bigger Bang Live (10″ Vinyl, 2 track)
2021A Bigger Bang: Live on Copacabana Beach

The Wonderful World Of Living Colour
Corey Glover (vocals)
“The glamorous life of a Rock N Roll star.”
Corey Glover (Living Colour), bending over to grab his laundry out of the tour bus cargo hold.

 

dave.

“Hi. I’m Slick,” were Earl Slick’s first words as he appeared from the sliding curtain between the front of the bus and his bunk in the back, from where he had just arisen. “You know, I’m the oldest guy on this tour … and God knows I feel it.”

Earl was 67 (“too-old-for-this-shit”) years old, and nearing the end of a three-month tour of 2017’s Celebrating David Bowie Tour.

In addition to having played in David Bowie’s band, Slick was also close friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and played guitar on their  Double Fantasy album — Lennon’s last, released less than a year before his assassination (1980).

Rock N Roll Family affair. Slick’s kids and grandkids. His 23-year-old daughter was singing backup, and her boyfriend was the drummer. And in Ponte Vedra, Slick’s 9-year-old son was there, involved, and the subject of, much of the band’s backstage banter … everyone enjoying having a kid around. The boy had come over from Gainesville, 35 miles inland (home of the University of Florida) where he lived with his mom, Slick’s ex-wife.

Also, an old friend, recognized as the noticeably physical percussionist playing behind Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. Now living 15 miles north, on A1A, in Jacksonville Beach.
David Bowie – vocals, chamberlin
Adrian Belew – lead guitar, backing vocals
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, music director
George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
Roger Powell – keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals, synthesizer, backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals
Simon House – electric violin

Vernon Reid
“A Liar’s Shade Of Blue”
This Little Room

2011
((( song )))

 

“The Devil’s Wife” (video)
“I Am King”
Ladell McLin
((( audio )))

dave.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Live at Alligator Alley
Ladell McLin played in the Checkerboard Lounge House Band, toured with KoKo Taylor, Chi-Lite uncle. French documentary Back To Mississippi, Chicago to New Orleans.

Adam Falcon
((( video ))) “Woke Up Crying” 
((( audio ))) “Like A Soldier” 
Bohemian 959
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dave.

Woke Up Crying ((( video )))
Suffern, New York

 

“Colored Man Singin’ The Blues”

Adam Falcon (Demo) 2014
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dave.

 

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

1979 — Charlie Daniels
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“Devil Dead”
1987 — Lee “Scratch” Perry
Time Boom X De Devil Dead
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Running With The Devil

2000Scott Putesky (Daisy Berkowitz)
After creating Marilyn Manson with high school mate Brian Warner, Scott Putesky learned and important lesson.

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Running With The Devil (Marilyn Manson)
Scott Putesky (Daisy Berkowitz) @ Churchill’s Pub




“Go To Hell”
b/ Alice Cooper (1976) Go To Hell
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