From The Archives Of Something Blue December 25, 2022
DJ Hairy Larry Presents Vikki McGee Playing Scarlet Begonias
Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a Grateful Dead song played at the Arkansas Roots Festival.
I was at the first Delta Blues Symposium and Vivian and I helped them with music for several years. And then you get busy and you grow apart so I was really glad when KASU started presenting the music for the Delta Blues Symposium at the Arkansas Roots Festival. It was like being reacquainted with old friends.
In 2017 The Vikki McGee Three were scheduled and I was excited when I found out they had added my favorite duo. So I was recording and taking pictures and enjoying Vikki McGee, Sonny Campbell, Jacob Brumley, John Parks, and Sarah Jo Roark, all fine Arkansas musicians.
They knew I’m a deadhead and they called me out and said they had added a song just for me. And out burst “Scarlet Begonias”, one of the Grateful Dead’s live show standards.
Well, that was great and of course I was dancing. There’s no party better than a dancing party with live music.
So now, recorded April 8, 2017, with John Parks singing lead over Jacob Brumley’s fantastic drum work and everyone on the beautiful harmonies here’s Vikki McGee and her band singing “Scarlet Begonias”.
And that’s “Scarlet Begonias” performed at the 2017 Arkansas Roots Festival by Vikki McGee and featuring John Parks on lead vocals. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 to hear Joan Baez and The Grateful Dead.
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This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
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