Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Great Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker wrote Mr. Bojangles, which I mentioned a month or so ago on this here blog.  I am reposting this album because I wanted to show off the inside cover of his album called just plain Jerry Jeff Walker I think.  I read that Jerry Jeff was in a noteable band in Texas called The Lost Gonzo Band.  Formed in 1973, besides Walker, it included Michael Martin Murphey, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.  The original members were Bob Livingston, Gary P. Nunn, John Inmon, Kelly Dunn, Tomas Ramirez and Donny Dolan.   The LGB released three albums in the 1970s.  The semi-defunct band reunites occasionally for concerts and they played at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2008 and Dosey Doe's Coffee House (Houston) and the Saxon Pub (Austin) in 2010.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew who wrote Mr. Bojangles, a great song from our youth -- thanks for letting us know. And all the info on Shel Silverstein below was great as well. We spent many an hour reading and re-reading his kids books to our kids. I gather they are considered classics of that literature.


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