Wilson Pickett 1973 / Bo Diddley 1975
Edwin Starr (left) and Wilson Pickett at Jazz Festival Montreux, 1973-
Hey People, it’s summer!
You need hot music! Wait, here its is:
Twenty minutes of Wilson Pickett at the Jazz Festival Montreux in 1973 featuring a guest appearance by Edwin Starr (of “War” fame), taken from a VHS cassette in the Otto Flückiger collection. In spite of Pickett’s pleading, no Rolling Stone appears (I am not missing them). If you recognize any of the band members, please let me know.
And here’s another one:
Bo Diddley playing his signature tune “Bo Diddley” at the Philharmonie in Berlin during the “Rhythm & Blues: Roots of Rock” show of Berliner Jazztage sometime in early November 1975. (Look here for a (german language) article dated November 7 – though it’s not clear whether this is the date of the concert or the date of publication)
Besides Bo we have Johnny Guitar Watson (guitar), James Booker (piano), Gene “Mighty Flea” Conners (trombone, tambourine), Preston Love (tenor sax), Jimmie Lee Robinson (bass), Panama Francis (drums). Thanks to David Blakey for identifying the band members (see comment section)!