Last night was the last evening Fuzzy Rankins and his band played at Croce’s before they move. They have been playing there for many years, so I wanted to catch their last evening in this location. I’m so glad I did. A couple of musicians showed up, who ended up playing with Fuzzy, which added to the night.
One of the highlights was when TC Tye took over the keys and sang one of Jim Croce’s hit cover songs, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. It was a fitting tribute for the evening.
Fuzzy and his band (with Bruce Hutherson on drums, Cecil McBee on bass and Hindy Bare on keyboards) played a night full of blues, including that great BB King cover song, The Thrill is Gone.
And at one point Alvin Dawkins took over the bass from Cecil, and they played this next song, where Alvin and Hindy both did solos.