AMS Flashback: Uncle Remi and the Rolling Stones
By Scott Siegel
I remember one time I went down to the Pig N’ Whistle in Hollywood to see Burning Wagon play. Burning Wagon was fronted by Crazy Tomes and former guitar player Billy Joe Daniel. Also, ex drummer Bill Spoke backed them up and sometimes Nick Gonzalez on bass. Anyway, Tomes told me to come down that night because a famous percussion player Remi Kabaka, who played with The Rolling Stones “nk”>Sympathy for the Devil” was going to be there. So during their performance of Satisfaction, Tomes invited me up to sing a verse with them and Remi. After the show, Remi came over to me and said “Hey man. Wow. You have some killer vocals.” He, then, told me that it was one of the best vocals on that song he has ever heard. And knowing that he has played with the Stones made that was a huge compliment for me. I gave him a business card and we stayed in contact. As a result, we are now great friends and he has contributed his talents on Make Your Move and Undercover. He is truly an amazing musician and I am so grateful to have him in my life. He often refers Tomes and I as his nephew. Tomes likes to call him Uncle Remi. To say that I have jammed with a former Stones member is a dream for me. I grew up listening to the Stones and never thought I would ever meet anyone associated with them. It is always good times chillin’ with Uncle Remi.