Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for December 13th
12/13/1975 (44 years ago today) - Chicago begin five weeks at No. 1 with "Chicago IX -- Chicago's Greatest Hits". This one would be under alotta Christmas trees, and with good reason: it actually featured real greatest hits(!!!) -- "25 Or 6 To 4", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Colour My World", "Just You 'N Me", "Saturday In The Park", "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", "Beginnings" -- A collection that contained no filler, harder to find than you might think, but this is one of 'em...
12/13/1948 - Happy Birthday to one of the best of the best, guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, 71 years old today -- Jeff's fantastic skills, especially as a soloist, have been put to more-than-excellent use on bona-fide classic LP's by Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers -- Did you know: he started out in the mid-Sixties playing in the Jimi Hendrix-led Jimmy James & the Blue Flames; since the 1980's (post-Dan-and-Doobs), he's been one of the greatest axe-men for hire in the business, recording with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell and Rod Stewart to name a few. (That's when he's not working as a defense consultant for the U.S. military.) Interesting dude, and now here's one of our all-time fave Skunk solo's (kicks in around the 2:21 mark):
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"We've all got time enough to cry...", xoxo!