Tag Archives: Tom Ardolino

Flashlite #153 – Paying Respect

Tom ArdolinoRock’n’rollers don’t spare themselfes. Their lives are intense. They pack a lot of action in their lifetime and often leave young. These people inspire us and entertain us. We learn from them too. The past year saw the passing of many great ones: New Orleans vocalist Benny Spellman, original bass player of The Shadows Jet Harris, rock’n’roll promoter from Cleveland Steve Popovic, the saxophonist from the E Street Clarence Clemons, Gerry Stuck-in-the-middle Rafferty, Rundgren’s keyboardist Moogy Klingman, the songwriter Jerry Leiber, Polly up-yours Styrene, the original guitar master Hubert Sumlin, his disciple Gary Moore, drumming wizard Keef Hartley, singer-songwriter Bill Morrissey, John Walker brother and the jazz giant from Zagreb Bosko Petrovic… we remember all of them today with a show dedicated to those that left us last year. And 2012 didn’t start the right way either. She already took Tom Ardolino from NRBQ and one of my favorite writers ever Josef Skvorecky. We will remember them with deepest respect.

NRBQ – It Feels Good;
NRBQ – That’s Alright;
Hana Zagorova And Flamingo – Svatej kluk;
Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette);
The Shadows – Wonderful Land;
Ronnie Spector – Say Goodbye To Holliwood;
Bruce Springsteen – Tenth Avenue Freeze Out;
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street;
Todd Rundgren – Dust In The Wind;
Freddie Bell & The Bellboys – Hound Dog;
X-Ray Spex – I Can’t Do Anything;
Howlin Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin;
Gil Scott-Heron – When You Are Who You Are;
Gary Moore – Boogie My Way Back Home;
Keef Hartley – Leave It ‘Til The Morning;
Bill Morrissey – Small Town On The River;
Walker Brothers – Saddest Night In The World;
BP Convention – Keka Kolo.