Friday, April 09, 2010
another guy that taught social studies at my high school was a cousin of the lead guitarist from this band, nyc's "jewish beatles," the blues project. danny kalb was a folkie session guitarist, al kooper had played in the royal teens of "short shorts" fame as well as with dylan on highway 61 revisited, and their band was an eclectic hodgepodge of styles: not just blues and whiteguy soul as their name would imply but also jazz ("flute thing," later sampled by the beastie boys), and folk-rock as in "steve's song" (sung by steve katz, who went on to form blood, sweat & tears with kooper and whose brother dennis managed lou reed in the '70s). sure, i've posted these before, but i never get tired of hearing 'em. the blues project's projections album has been reissued on vinyl by sundazed. if you never heard it, you owe it to yourself.