One of my inspirations passed away yesterday.
ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Official Video – 1983
Dusty Hill the famously bearded bassist of ZZ Top passed away at 72 years of age 7/28/21.
ZZ Top formed as a group in 1969 with the current configuration of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard (the non bearded drummer) and Dusty Hill performing together continuously since 1970. Here is a classic from 1971 that shows the raw talent and depth of this trio.
ZZ Top – Brown Sugar – 1971
The last recorded performance is this one from not quite two weeks ago.
ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Live – 7/16/2021
Thank you Dusty for the incredible tunes and the Bearded inspiration. Godspeed.
It’s about time we started to get into the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday around these here parts. We’ve decided that a nice slow groove is appropriate and that this very tune fits that bill. Enjoy!
Justin Johnson – Son of a Witch – 2020
Honey, these blues’l take any blues away.
Damn they is good…
Papa’s got your bath water on – Tuba Skinny – The Little Brown Church – Live 2017
Taking a short break from daily pride post we reminisce back to 1975 when I was but a youth and Fearsome wasn’t quite yet peach fuzz. It was about this time that I started to discover my preference for male affection. Listening to music such as ZZ Top I was able to bond with older males (teenagers, and to not get any parties in a wad …that I wasn’t having sex with) who’s attention I desired.
Tush was a favorite. Listening to it today I realize it’s also a blues masterpiece.
ZZ Top pre beards
Freaking Awesome pure blues
A must listen
Caution: Could Possibly Cause Beard Growth…
ZZ Top Brown Sugar 1971