Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

MY MAIN MEN (ROCKIN’ IN VENTURA): CARL SONNY LEYLAND, MARC CAPARONE, MARTY EGGERS, JEFF HAMILTON (May 2013)

I had never heard of Yolie’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Ventura, California before a friend sent me these two videos.  But now I think  there should be a move afoot to declare Yolie’s a National Landmark.  I can’t speak for the food.  Whether the guacamole is fresh and not suffering from an overabundance of raw onion; whether the carnitas are properly juicy, I can’t say.  (I live in hope, however.)

But I can tell you that earlier this month they had the wonderful music of pianist / singer / barrelhouse fellow Carl Sonny Leyland, cornet hero Marc Caparone, string bass man of great renown Marty Eggers and master of the talking drums Jeff Hamilton.  Here are two performances — drawing on the lowdown blues and an obscure but sweet Twenties pop tune associated with silent comedy star Charley Chase.

Believe it!

SOMEBODY LOAN ME A MATCH:

SMILE WHEN THE RAINDROPS FALL:

May your happiness increase!

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