Thursday, June 2, 2011
A Beaucoup Of Bo-Keys
Know who Charles "Skip" Pitts is? How about Ben Cauley or Howard Grimes? I know some of you soul people do. That unmistakable wah-wah that opens the "Theme From Shaft?" That's Skip Pitts. That distinctive drum sound on all your fave Al Green hits? That's Howard Grimes. (Well, sometimes, it's Al Jackson Jr.) But still...
Know the Bo-Keys? They are the brainchild of Scott Bomar, and this is where you can find these legendary musicians.
The new CD hits in a few weeks. Until then, watch this, and check out Skip Pitts' guitar playing during the shoot for the first single, "Got To Get Back" with R&B legend Otis Clay.