Jimi is alive and well in Zihuat, playing here and there in various clubs once or twice a week. February 4 He plays there every Thursday night Fantastic Guitar player!!! I got to know Jimmy Mamou in the 70s here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Though he was entertaining at a cocktail lounge, he made the time to entertain at my wedding reception in May, Great to catch up on him.
Post a Comment. Email me: gregoryego at gmail. Every now and then you unexpectedly run across a performer who bowls you over with his technical prowess and onstage charisma, leaving you wondering: How come I've never heard of this cat before?
Such is the case with Funky Love - Jimmy Mamou - Funky Love Mamou who has, also, performed as Jimmy Mamou. When I visited Zihuatanejo, Mexico in Novemberthere just happened to be a blues club called Blue Mamou now defunct? It was there that I happened upon Jimi Mamou entertaining. Enthusiastic, energetic and playful, he was a natural at singing and playing guitar The Carnival - Hengen Juhlaa keyboards. Researching Mamou's life on the Internet, I've discovered that he's jammed with scores of folks, including Big Mama Thornton in Russell City, California check out the photo of the two together.
I'm not the only blogger this has puzzled: check this out. Perhaps you can find a copy of one of Mamou's records on eBay, where they're sometimes listed. I wonder where he is today Back in Paris? Is he on a religious crusade? Or is Jimi Mamou spreading more of his "Funky Love"? Whatever the case may be, keep on jammin', Jimi! The cut sounds like whacked-out James Brown-esque funk; although I like the song, I wish that Mamou had laid down some of his killer lead guitar work on it. I've now gone ahead and linked to the very same page, as it previously appeared on Graham's web site, using the February 2, link Funky Love - Jimmy Mamou - Funky Love the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
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