Roadhouse Blues

Swayze

Swayze

Mrs Vole was traumatised this morning by the sad passing of Patrick Swayze. At 57 another victim of cancer.

I have never seen Dirty Dancing, however I have seen my favourite Swayze film Road House (catch line “the dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty”) countless times. The 1989 movie saw him play tough bouncer Dalton take on a rowdy bar on the wrong side of the tracks.

While Swayze was as good as ever I remember the movie for its fantastic music, particularly by blind Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey whose band had to play in a cage in the bar to avoid being bottled.  

In a sad twist Healey died of cancer last year. He was 41.

A sad day.

Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey

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