When Would You Like to Have Been A Fly On The Wall......
OK, how about fantasy music instead of Fantasy Football.
One night I was thinking about all the blues and early rock and roll stars at Chess Records in the mid-50's and was wondering what it would have been like hanging around the studio as those artists were jamming and cutting their new singles. Folks like Muddy and his band, the Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Walter, as well as the great session men who played on the records of many famous musicians.
This led me to think of some other wonderful examples of large collections of music stars:
(1) Newport Folk Festival in the early to mid-60's when the folk revival was taking place, up to the time Dylan electrified the crowd
(2) Sam Phillip's Sun Records studio (Memphis Recording Service) in the early to mid-50's where folks like Howlin' Wolf, Presley, Perkins, Orbison, Cash, and Jerry Lee rubbed elbows.
(3) The live music scene in the clubs of Central Avenue in LA during the 40's and 50's where all the prominent jazz and blues artists would jam until daybreak. This scene is immortalized in Dave Alvin's song "Boss of the Blues" where the Alvin brothers drove Big Joe Turner on a reminiscing tour of the area.
(4) Woodstock (original)
Can you think of a music scene that you would like to have been a part of?