Los Straitjackets is a Nashville based band known primarily for performing instrumental surf music. Members include guitarists Eddie Angel and Danny Amis, bassist Pete Curry, and drummer Jason Smay. They use DiPinto guitars.
Angel, Amis and Jimmy Lester formed The Straitjackets in 1988 in Nashville. They played several gigs during the summer of that year, but soon broke up.
In 1994, they reformed as Los Straitjackets, adding bass player Scott Esbeck.
The Chambers Brothers
American rock-soul group. Best remembered for their 1968 hit “Time Has Come Today”.
Little Willie G. (Voice of thee Midniters)
50 Year Anniversary of Forever Changes, performed in its entirety with strings and horns!
American pop singer, born on January 17, 1943 in Los Angeles.
Two-thirds of The Honeys, the two sisters Marilyn and Diane Rovell, also formed the group Spring (9) (known outside the US as American Spring, due to another band with the same name).
Big Jay McNeely
b. April 29, 1927 in Watts, California
An influential tenor saxophonist, Big Jay McNeely formed a band with Sonny Criss (alto sax) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while he was still in high school in the mid-1940s. In 1948 he began recording for Savoy Records, scoring a #1 R&B hit with "Deacon's Hop" in 1949. He pioneered a raucous, honking style of playing, and his acrobatic stage antics were well known. While performing, he would often leave the stage and play from the audience or on top of the bar. In the 1950s he performed with vocal groups, then retired from the music business in the early 1960s. In 1983 he began performing again.
Brother of Bob McNeely.