Meet the Mates
A survival story, these hooligans came together when their ship got swallowed by a hurricane in 1974. The only survivors, the storm spit them out in a remote part of Grand Bahama Island known as Junkanoo Beach. They were trapped alone on the island with nothing but the tattered shirts on their backs and their instruments in their cases, still intact. There, they starved and played music, losing an average of 35 pounds each, for over 500 hot sunny days and breezy nights. They were rescued when a child heard them from the adjacent village heard their sweet sultry Steely Dan horn sections seeping through the palm trees. When asked why they hadn't realized there was an entire village of 1200 townspeople less than 100 yards from where they washed ashore, they just took out their instruments and improvised an overture based on the epic flute solo from Grand Funk's "I'm Your Captain," complete with three-part vocal harmony.