What is this song? (with Kenny Aronoff drumming)

I recorded this song yesterday at Amp studios with Kenny Aronoff drumming. In the audience are about 40 musicians, many of whom seemed to know this song, but for some reason I did not.

Can someone please help me figure out the name of the song/jam?

Also, if anyone can identify the other players in the room, that would be great, thanks!

Sounds familiar, but I can’t put my finger on it. “Have Mercy” by ZZ Top? Nah.

The bassist looks like Rudy Sarzo.

I don’t know the song BUT

It has a very 1970’s Rock/Blues sound (Robin Trower?).


It sounds essentially like the Born under a bad sign riff.

…I believe it originated with Albert King, was made popular by Cream, and was covered by pretty much everybody.

I wanted to give the YouTube video the name of the song so it’s not called “Kenny Aronoff song.”

I wouldn’t doubt if ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, or as mack mentioned, Cream or Albert King … Hopefully someone can come up with the song title so I can title the YouTube video :slight_smile:

GESancMan you may be right about Rudy Sarzo, but the guy I recorded is wearing glasses; does Rudy wear glasses ever?

I listened to the musicians talking about what song they want to play (which part I did not include in the video I uploaded to YouTube) and one of them says, “Let’s do the jam at the end of …” and I can’t hear what he says then. I’ve re-listened to that part several times, it’s something like “Give me the evil” or “Jimmy Kinevil” or something rhyming with that, but I can’t make out the words well enough to Google it out.

I just watched it again, and I’m sure it’s him. I’ve never seen him in glasses either, but perhaps he’s wearing them instead of contacts because it’s a relaxed setting? I dunno.

I still can’t figure out what the song is, either, and now it’s bugging me, too. :slight_smile:

ETA: I just looked up Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp web site, and Sarzo is listed as a participant this year.

Is that Mick Ralphs playing guitar?

Sounds like him.


Looks like him, too. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oGg-5rClQbo/SHkO1utfM-I/AAAAAAAAGJU/y_ljZqtETNU/s400/mick%2Bralphs%2B1974.jpg

Mick Ralphs, “Ready for Love”

Bad Company


Mott the Hoople?

(hint: it’s the latter, where he also sings it)

Doesn’t sound like it to me.

I agree - it’s almost the main lick in Born Under A Bad Sign. However, since they never went to the V & IV, I think instead it’s probably not a specific song at all and they were just jamming on a riff the bassist made up. That’s my guess.