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Sometimes blues are in places one might not normally look, even though it's on the Page in front of you.

How many more times do we miss it?

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I have their first three albums.......with grooves still barely there and a cd or two as copies for whats left of my original vinyl. Truthfully though Doug, I'd have a lot more respect for them if Page and Plant hadn't become so full of themselves. If they hadn't taken themselves so seriously. If they hadn't become the naval gazing self-indulgant little jerkoffs they turned into. Who knows? Maybe Bonham, if he'd lived, might have kept them grounded.

Blues can be found in the strangest places though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkX-7wEA3dc

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The film crew for Gunsmoke was on hiatus, Muddy Waters was appearing nearby, "we got cameras, we got film, wtf?" was the sentiment. w/ Big Mama Thornton, Biag Joe Turner, George Harmonica Smith...

Big Mama does Ball and Chain (Joplin covered it for a hit) with 3 microphones.

During a production hiatus of the popular TV Show "Gunsmoke", the film crew decided to take off and film a barnstorming blues revue making it’s way across the country and they ended up in Eugene, OR with cameras rolling to film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and George "Harmonica" Smith as they performed in a music hall.
Setlist:
1. Big Mama Thornton - Early One Morning
2. Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain
3. George "Harmonica" Smith - Juke
4. George "Harmonica" Smith - Leaving Chicago
5. Big Joe Turner - Hide And Seek
6. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll
7. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
8. Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
9. Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
10. Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working
11. Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith - So Long

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Thanks Doug. I gotta listen to that when get in the house. I've no way to get it to my stereo out here.

A little pick me up for kinda down Friday afternoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

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Thanks for that rs. btw, Rock Hal of Fame inductees tomorrow night, Ringo, Joan Jett, Paul Butterfield, Lou Reed (individually, Velvet Underground was already in) with Patti Smith doing presentation and Laurie in attendance of course.

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So, just for us old fogies that never lived or never had any soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTr7CMV8uSs&list=PL167F3F57A8849E4F&index=2

This one I'll dedicate to our one and only Barbarella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

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A gal ventured into blues for the first time. She had 4 grammys so she had the skill imo.

Her guitar lead, is her husband now of 30 years, and father of her kid(s), must be True Love

Doc on the making of her blues album. I learned a new word last year and it applies to her. 'Fey' is one bestowing a mesmerizing appeal. (other 2., 3., 4., definitions are kooks, witches, doomed,or other unsavory, but the good one appeals to me)

a. Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality: "She's got that fey look as though she's had breakfast with a leprechaun" (Dorothy Burnham).b. Having visionary power; clairvoyant (She is only 90 pounds)

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I was doing some cocktail research and came across one with a name in a song I remembered from way back. Oo Wee is not really lyrical genius, but the line was "She looks just like the new Jean Harlow" and it stayed with me, a most unusual hook. Her drink is a rum manhattan, named after her because she liked it. It was probably a prohibition cocktail as rum was easier than whiskey to bootleg, sugar requires no malting (germination). The maltose is the sugar from malt that fed the yeast, sugar feeds yeast fast track

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Oo Wee is not really lyrical genius...

I’ve always been partial to this “Ooo Wee” lyric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5tIHtbctFQ

And it always makes me think of this Clash tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK03STRXWGo

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LIG, Schmaltz or subterfuge? 'I want to make it with you' is basically I want to fuck you. 'I think we can make it'

I know these songs, each one comes up and I know the words. A bong and a hit would complete the circle.

The recordings seem to imply they aren't toast.

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Yo, I've never heard or seen P. Benatar be fey before! Who'd thunk?

Little unknown bit of trivia, Starr sat in for at least one song in place of C. Watts on this album,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfC1TPE9bR8

Thought provoking music from 1970 for a Friday night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvJGQ_piwI0

Ahem, well okay but we did grown up into more sedate mature people with more sophisticated tastes right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxXl4oS9wss

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We've had blues and rock, how about A Little Bit O' Soul? I don't know whether Little Darlings or Music Explosion are the artists I heard that were key to so many garage bands because of the complicated chords proving legitimacy in said garage bands.

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btw rs, you know this as does laborisgood, music is in our lives Everyday

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I heard this on my daughter's spotify, the video is a bit dry, Headlights

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The last days have been busy, that time of year don't ya know.

I've been listening to a recording from a live set by Dylan at Univ. of Or. in 99 for the last day or so. All the usual songs you'd expect played, but different. Don't Think Twice he played in a full blown Blue Grass style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZnDLFstt9k

Instead of the folk tradition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL4vZMFYXZk

He did a rendition of Boots of Spanish Leather that's the best I've ever heard that gig, wish I could link it for ya.

But of course the times are a changin':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

But aren't they always?

He ends the set though with a nod and bow by playing a cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHocJSlcuSA

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"NO MAN IS AN ISLAND"

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Hi people - I'm still pedalling hard to catch up with my own work - not able to really follow these threads.


Hopefully in time I'll be more able to interact. Meanwhile, I found this very sweet rendition of a song by PETER SCHICKELE:

"NO MAN IS AN ISLAND"

I know its not Bluegrass - but hey, it sure fits like a glove!!

Not to distract from the conversation ... How can I not share it with you?!

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I'll pitch in when able ... peace all.

ka

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I was looking for the Dylan songs that follow traditional folk models of 'Call and response', ask a question, provide an answer, not necessarily the answer sought or expected, but an answer. Pete Seeger used it well. Dylan's Blowin in the Wind is close. Seeger's "What did you eat? little ____" line was followed with "Eel"s in a campfire song.

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I was looking for the Dylan songs that follow traditional folk models of 'Call and response', ask a question, provide an answer, not necessarily the answer sought or expected, but an answer. Pete Seeger used it well. Dylan's Blowin in the Wind is close. Seeger's "What did you eat? little ____" line was followed with "Eel"s in a campfire song.

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I was looking for the Dylan songs that follow traditional folk models of 'Call and response', ask a question, provide an answer, not necessarily the answer sought or expected, but an answer. Pete Seeger used it well. Dylan's Blowin in the Wind is close. Seeger's "What did you eat? little ____" line was followed with "Eel"s in a campfire song.

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Off the top Doug I think this probably qualifies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex-m-eEKsg

I just let the play list afterwards play through, it's all Dylan, your experience might vary.

It seems to me Dylan has almost always used various folk traditional form in his writing weather it be the question and answer model, weaving a story line up to a conclusion or making a definitive statement about a state of affairs be it either personal or of the world at large. He has always been rooted in the folk tradition and he rarely varies from those folk models except inre to time signatures and instruments. We've all heard about the big kerfuffle at Newport, it took P. Seeger getting on stage to calm the crowd down.

A Dylan song for so many that were on the cusp of coming of age and foreshadowed what awaited them beyond the sheltered life they were about to leave behind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syNLBJ_Lq9E

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I watch Yotube's top 10, or MoJo's top 10 on youtube, anyhow top 10 women guitar players besides Joan Jett, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchel had Kaki King, a most unusual player and style. She can play it flat with an extra bridge so there are two guitar tunings meeting in the middle and occassional percussion bump on her guitar base near the hollow above the strings not under. (she started out on drums) She's cool too.

She explains her tap here , the percussion creates a vibration via the bridge that gives a hum to the strings. She really is a unique artist. Jagger called her the first guitar goddess, she creates and plays and plays and creates.

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Guessing some classical guitar training in her past. That can't be a standard tuning, perhaps an open c(?) or maybe a tuning of her own(?).

Damn though Doug I've been trying to come up with some more women guitarists and keep drawing blanks.

Any ways, today I'm stuck on the plains with the cowboys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZ-biRvTuc

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Thanks rs, I love them, one of my favorite bands, and my favorite Canadian band. Margo melts me

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Top Ten Female Guitarists shows some phenomenal talent.

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Top 10 annoying songs, I had Barbie Girl in my head one time complete with the ah ah ah.

Top 10 guilty pleasures, I do like some bubble gum hits, I grew up with them. 2 out of the 10 are Swedish, so I'm a little biased.

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Throw away bubble gum pop never did a lot for me Doug, perhaps when I'm in a better mood. Things have been a dampened around here the last few days. None the less I've been trying to keep up with what's of interest here at 'Thom's house'. I just haven't had it in me to comment where I think could use a kick in the whatever. Variously, here's some songs that have come to mind though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8LUbCv8Y0c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSpc87Jfr0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMvjfBdeiKw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDeHAM93fuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KaWSOlASWc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwE5gfZlMZY

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Thanks for that Reggae tune, that was sweet. I took a Windjammer cruise one time for Island hopping fun, then again a few years later for our honeymoon. One Island was Cheeseburger in Paradise location for Buffet's song.

Chrissie Hynde is always good (expat buckeye, like me) and a prolific song writer.

Similar sentiment to Seeger's tune is Tall Buildings or conformity in a suit.

I saw Neil Young at Univ of Cincinnati during my college days. John Hartford too

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Liked that Hartford dude. Yeah N. Young, I've got a chance to see him coming up this summer (a friend that has tickets), don't know what I'm going to do. It'll be a seating concert type of arrangement and my style is more the smokey bar or music festival scene. But N. Young after all.........don't know.

So for music today. Though this is from much earlier in his career than what I've got playing through the sound system at the moment it's the best I could find on U-Tube for ya, enjoy an hour with Joma:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLyPH4fLt-w

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Emmylou duet doing Dylan ballad is really pretty.

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Friday night step'n out music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbcKTkQk7E

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Up for some Afro-beat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20UbO62UJUg

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Something laid back for a Sunday night;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaHxPi9dM7o

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A couple o' hundred 50s

This was in the selection, and if a boy band covered it today they could retitle it All I Want is a Cougar or Lookin' for a Cougar, Won't you be my Cougar?

96 Tears- by ?

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http://www.jango.com/music/Frank+Sinatra?l=0 Jango is kind of like Pandora radio. 'Summer celebration' is a good channel you should see if you scroll down. 60's folk is one, 70's folk another, I'm putting it on a start screen for one browser next to Pandora.

Wanna Bend Your Mind?

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Lennon & McCartney rejects and artists that picked up the crumbs for hits, minor hits, but wth.

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The platter seems be stuck the last couple of days, it just keeps playing this same thing over and over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA3SO_w03WQ

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Am I the only one that's noticed an increase of posters that can't put a comprehensive thought together or for that matter even construct a single intelligible sentence?

Whatever, it must be me. Anyways..........

Don't want to brag but I was just given an earlier recording of this groups live performance off the sound board (it must be, it's to clean to be otherwise) from their gig done at a bluegrass festival. Super stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16EYejUic_0

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I had that when it came out, it was great. Live Session at the Boarding House

Band members- Old_and_in_the_Way

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'73 Sonoma Old & in the Way

NRPS '72 live on tv Bremen, Germany

@16:43 "I Don't Need No Doctor" (6 minutes-it rocks!)

If that song sounds familiar This might be why=i+dont+need+no+doctor

@23:43 Truck Drivin' Man (the NRPS link)

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Yes indeed Doug, it is the Boarding House Shows complete! Took up about a bizallion bytes on the hard drive, some kind of expanded flak files or other. I wasn't really listening to my friend bout all that as I was listening to and more centered on the Pizza Tapes that he had already down loaded. I was hoping but unfortunitely Rice declined to do any singing while just playing around as early as 93.

Sunday night fare; one of my favorite folk artist/writer from those bad old days (and sorry all for the individual links, seems his albums are no longer shared complete)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Fd79duOE8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as_vtFDWJVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMPc8sKMpQM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RrRajjlo6M

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Two guys from my college days

btw, John Batdorf explains at the beginning the song in c then a poster asks how the second half was played and Batdorf writes out the notes/chords for any musicians.

Reply · 1 MsJupiterRose 7 months agoAfter listening to this for 30 years, I finally set down today and charted out Oh My surprise. What are you really playing on the second half of the versus???? Intro: |C/F/| 4 Times C with G in bass and F with C bass |C/F/| C/F/| C/F/| C/F/| I woke up this morning and I smiled. C/F/| C/F/| Dm G I’d been dreaming bout the good times when I was a Child Am F, Am F Happy all the time, nothing on my mind Am G Dm G C And I think I’m gonna go back to those years I got up and took a walk outside. Heading for the perfect place where no ones heard a cry. Rolling down the hillside, wading thru the streams Yes I think I’m gonna go back to those years Gm D7 Gm D7 I thought I could never go back to those years I Love so well Eb Bb C Eb Bb C Ohh oh My Surprise, Ohh oh My Surprise Solo Break Yes I think I’m gonna go back to those years I thought I could never go back to those years I Love so well Ohh oh My Surprise, Ohh oh My Surprise Solo Break Oh Ho My Surprise, Oh Ho My Surprise Solo Break OutroRead moreReply · 1 John Batdorf 7 months agoC Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 Dmin G I’d been dreaming bout the good times when I was a Child Am Dmin Am Fmaj7 Happy all the time, nothing on my mind Fmaj7 C Amin Dmin G C And I think I’m gonna go back to those years

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I got to dance to this at UC Santa Cruz way back when: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-XffQd0Tgc ...Ah-ooo-ooo!

Here's David Lindley at his most expressive self, w/ Jackson Browne, also quite awhile back. What a musician Lindley is.

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I'll see your Lindley and raise you a Cooder. Lindley's song is in recognition of SCOTUS ruling yesterday, Mercury Blues.

More Cooder Lindley

Lindley and Browne love is strange/stay all accoustic

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A Patty Duke show side track- Dodie Stevens reminded me of that '60s show, even though this was '59.

NRPS full album Dawson, Nelson, Garcia, Hart, Torbert, Dryden, Cody

All songs written by John Dawson.
Side One "I Don't Know You" -- 0:00 "Whatcha Gonna Do" -- 2:27 "Portland Woman" -- 5:45 "Henry" -- 9:24"Dirty Business" -- 12:02

Side Two "Glendale Train" -- 20:22 "Garden of Eden" -- 23:23 "All I Ever Wanted" -- 28:00 "Last Lonely Eagle" -- 32:40 "Louisiana Lady" -- 37:55

Henry tasted he got wasted,... keep your brakes on for this corner if you please..and
Bonus tracks
These songs were recorded live at the Fillmore West and included in the 2003 CD reissue: "Down in the Boondocks" (Joe South) 41:04 "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) 44:56 "Superman" (John Dawson) 52:45
Dirty business down in cold creek could be reworked with wall street in place of cold creek.

The Weight rendition at 44:56 is excellent! clicking on the time stamp brings the songs once the link is loaded.

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Buffalo Springfield full album

Monterey '67 Jefferson Airplane @48:00+/- but they're right after a great set by Laura Nyro. Janis @1:03:14+/- Buffalo Springfield @1:09:14 The Who @1:12:30 right after springfield. The Who set is good camera work w/Moon and gang, and their set runs to 1:28:10. Mamas & Papas follow and Michelle Phillips is SO young.

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Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson, if I was gay I think Ricky would be crush. He was a nice guy too, with twin boys that look like their dad and mom, another looker. He used to socialize with Elvis, played football and more. Elvis was 5 years older, so Ricky was 16 when Elvis hit and Rock % Roll beginnings were Ricky's 16th. Ozzie was an old band leader, so music was a family affair, and show business was norm, which appealed to Elvis, a normal family.

I wonder if Paul Simon and Edie Brickell are raising some prodigies.

btw, Fats starts at 24:30

38:50 is a duet

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The Nelson family, lol Doug. They'd have to be what I'd call the first tv reality show. America watched David and Ricky grow up week by week. They were a true show business family, Harriet was also from the Hollywood tradition;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Nelson

I forget (but I won't look it up) but wasn't David doing lawyer studies? Anyways I don't think Ricky shouldn't be mentioned without going to the garden party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECmjB9df0w

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Quote douglaslee:

I'll see your Lindley and raise you a Cooder. Lindley's song is in recognition of SCOTUS ruling yesterday, Mercury Blues.

More Cooder Lindley


Oh, yeah. Isn't that just the best kind of communion there is? Love that.

The mention of the Fillmore Auditorium venue at the start of your second offering reminds me of being present at the Fillmore in SF, when the Steve Miller Band was playing, and I was six months pregnant. It was practically concussive, the sound was so loud, and my kid started kicking me like mad from the inside. I think that's when he became a musician. Here he is (top pic) some twenty years later, on the same stage at UCSC that David Lindley played on later in the day. (Please forgive me my mother's pride. I talked to him and the grandkids plus daughter-in-law via Google Hangouts yesterday. Wow. He still plays and writes music but not for money; he's a software engineer for that.)

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Lindley and Browne love is strange/stay all accoustic

Beautiful. Music can cure anything, no doubt about it. :-)

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Ooooh, I've never heard Werewolves of London done in Raggae before! Thanks Zoe.

Want to heard some world music (I think it's called)? I used to see these guys regularly at the locales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adkzk4-DQnI

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Ooooh, I've never heard Werewolves of London done in Raggae before! Thanks Zoe.

Want to heard some world music (I think it's called)? I used to see these guys regularly at the locales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adkzk4-DQnI

Thanks, rs. Very snappy! I like the album cover art too. These are the same guys, yes? Original style, for sure. Note the guy in the skirt. Quite comfy. :-)

You might like DL's rendition of this one too.

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