Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WEDNESDAY CLUB - John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison/Them- Don't Look Back

MIDWEEK CRISIS you need to let it all out, come to WEDNESDAY CLUB we have John Lee, Van the Man and Davey Lobben, he will show you how.
A Smiley Van & John Lee

JOHN LEE HOOKER & VAN MORRISON - Don't Look Back


THEM(Ft Van Morrison) - Don't Look Back

There is not much you can say about these two fabulous versions of 'Don't Look Back' they are simply brilliant, magnificent, fantastic.  John Lee Hooker had a great second career when he released the album 'The Healer' (1989). He then released several albums before he passed away in 2001 and many contemporary artist guested on these albums. Van Morrison was a long time fan of John Lee and has duetted many times with him, This is one of the best.

While I was thinking about this Post and trying not 'to look back' this little story from way back came to me. Hope you enjoy it, as I still laugh out loud when I think of it.   

The Legend of Davy Lobben

The Library, a place of quiet reflection
A place to revise and study
In silence
Fat Bess was in charge today
Her reputation was
You never messed with Fat Bess

At the top table
Me, Robbie McGregor and Davey Lobben
We were trying to make hand farts
When Robbie slipped a real one out
One of these sharp squeaky wet ones

We tried, we tried
To suppress the bubbling laughter
Davey Lobben was loosing it big time
Grunting primal sounds were coming
From deep inside his trembling body
There was an explosion
Out of his nose came the most enormous snotter
I had the privilege to ever witness
Down his tie, down his shirt exploding on the desk top
Yellow and green sticky goo!
The whole place burst with uncontrollable laughter
Vesuvius had escaped her shackles
Nothing could stop the laughter
A Tsunami of laughter
Fat Bess was getting redder and redder with anger
She had lost control
Lost control of the Library
The Legend of Davy Lobben 
Was born

If you are not familiar with Them check out immediately as they were magnificent and so underrated.

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4 June 2012 at 11:29

Excellent post! Even I use that fine example of the legend of Davy Lobben when describing a giant exploding snotter! As you know, I am a late fan of Van the Man but I love his life worn voice. Both versions have that great bluesy feel, John Lee and Van go hand in hand!

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11 July 2012 at 01:18

I can't believe I missed this post....great poets take note, you should at least try to integrate the line "we were trying to make hand farts" at least once on your careers. So funny, the legend of Davy Lobben I grew up with that story and it never got boring. Anyway I preferred the track with John Lee as you can't beat the Blues!! The Healer....great track.

Don't mess with Fat Bess.....like it!

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11 July 2012 at 01:21

Fat fingers..."in your careers"

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