The tracks below,

 
I post in honor of Jeff Douglas, a true musician.

I hope to recover much of Jeff’s recorded music and post here.

 
R.I.P. Jeff… April 22, 1965 – March 16, 2013

 

  Asturias (Isaac Albeniz) Performed by Jeff Douglas

  Mood For A Day (Steve Howe) Performed by Jeff Douglas

  Untitled Great Song

  Sheba Dog medley (Jeff Douglas)

  Time Remembered (Jeff Douglas 2012)

  softStorm in Eb minor (Jeff Douglas 2012)

  The Baion (Jeff Douglas & James Douglas)

  Whiskey N Mama (ZZ Top)
… recently realized this song was cutting off at 1/4 of the way in. 121415 – fixed.

  Stone Cold Bush (RHCP)

  Train To Hell (Jeff Douglas & James Douglas)

  You Can’t Lose What You Aint Never Had (Muddy Waters)

  San Berdino (Frank Zappa)

  Psychotic Dogs (Jeff & James Douglas)

  Nobody Home (Deep Purple)
… Jeff would probably knock me in the head for posting this one, but I really like the guitar work and the band effort. We were simply working through the song to learn. You can hear that Jeff didn’t even have the lyrics down. Its a fact (and evident) that Jeff was influenced early on by Richie Blackmore. This would have been about 1989.

 

  Hard To Believe (Jeff Douglas & James Douglas)
… Now this song has some great guitar playing going on. Painful for me to listen to though. We had worked out a heavy rock structure and then recorded it, once again with a primitive home recording setup. A couple weeks later, Jeff told me that he had written lyrics and wanted me to lay down a basic vocal track for reference. Well, after a few beers and working out what should go where, we did. It was supposed to be a temporary vocal track, until someone who could actually sing came along. After the vocals went down, Jeff recorded guitar. I was amazed then by his playing and I still am, thirty years later. Warning… This song requires headphones!

  House Is Rockin (Steve Ray Vaughan)
… This is a recording from a rehearsal (probably one mic). Mistakes certainly abound. We had began to segue this song from House Is Rockin into Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (ZZ Top) and then of course right into Jesus Just Left Chicago. I know I’ve said this before, but Jeff’s guitar playing is really showcased in this medley. I mean, both Stevie Ray and Billy Gibbons created large pairs of shoes to fill for a guitar player and I was always impressed by Jeff’s versions of the guitar parts of these songs. It was a lot of fun. Mark Weathers was the bass player, and as justified by listening to this recording, was largely influenced by Tommy Shannon. This was a pretty good band.

  Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top)
… I listened to this song today (042118), which is the last song in the previously posted medley of ours that begins with House Is Rockin by Stevie Ray. I just thought that this song is a good listen on its own. Again, the recording was just a rehearsal and mistakes are there, but I remember fun going on. Jeff was happy and as a band, we were in a positive mode. I know for sure that Jeff had been playing this song for 20 years and he very much liked playing it. Thanks to ZZ Top for such a historic concrete footprint of a song and Thanks to Jeff for having put his heart into it and doing justice to the spirit of the song. I know Billy Gibbons and crew would enjoy. Happy 2018 Birthday Jeff!