Friday, March 12, 2010

Light 'em if you got 'em

We've got the goods for you today: drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and one of the finest vocal blends ever assembled for a Birthday Band. Our lineup of March 12 babies is so stellar that we left off Liza Minnelli (this ain't no Cabaret!) and Marlon Jackson. We were wary of including a member of Iron Maiden but decided we could use a bass player.

Did you know that Al Jarreau has won seven Grammys, two more than James Taylor? We can't decide which of Smooth Al's feats is more impressive: winning in three different genres (jazz, pop, R&B) or four different decades. How about Iron Maiden releasing 30 albums? That's a lot of scrap metal.

Special props to Bill Payne for writing one of our favorite Little Feat songs "Oh Atlanta." We gotta get back to youuuuuuu...

Lew Dewitt (1938-90): Vocals, Statler Brothers
Al Jarreau (1940): Vocals
James Taylor (1948): Guitar, vocals
Mike Gibbins (1949-2005): Drums, Badfinger
Bill Payne (1947): Keyboards, Little Feat
Steve Harris (1957): Bass, Iron Maiden

Flowers on the Wall
Bed of Roses
Oh Atlanta
Come and Get It
No Matter What
Without You
You've Got a Friend
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Fire and Rain
Breakin' Away
We're In This Love Together

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