Cool contest going on at the Long Cut. It's a rock and roll version of six degrees of separation: you name two artists or bands, then see how long it takes him to connect them through those they've played with.
His wife, for instance threw in, two political opposites. Get me, she said, from Charlie Daniels to Michael Stipe.
He did it in three moves:
1. Charlie Daniels played on the Dylan-goes-country Nashville Skyline.
2. Bob Dylan has, on numerous occasions, toured with Patti Smith.
3. Patti Smith sings on R.E.M.'s "E-bow the Letter" and is often cited as an musical influence of lead singer Michael Stipe.
Took him five moves to get from Wynton Marsalis to Joe Strummer. Anybody out there beat that?
Click "continue reading" to see how he got there.
- Wynton Marsalis played his horn (and some piano!) on Harry Connick Jr.'s 30.
- Harry Connick Jr. went piano to piano with Dr. John on "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" from Connick's 20.
- Dr. John was part of the Band's Last Waltz concert, as was Bob Dylan.
- Bob Dylan teamed up on "Girl From North Country" with Johnny Cash on Nashville Skyline.
- Johnny Cash did his take on "Redemption Song" with some help from Joe Strummer on Unearthed.