Hirum bullock and SRV

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  1. Ubersooner

    Ubersooner Member

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    Saw a mention of Hirum in another thread and it reminded me of this performance from a late night show. The band is fantastic and the performance is smokin. Video quality isn't great but who cares.

     
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    It's my favorite version of this song. I think Hirum and Omar add a whole new energy to it.
     
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    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    Man...the energy those guys are bringing to bear is palpable.
    That was fantastic...thanks for posting it.
     
  4. Mike Duncan

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    I recorded that episode live. David Sanborn's show after SNL in the late 80s.
     
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    That was bad ass! Was that Chris Layton on drums?
     
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    It looks like Omar Hakim.
     
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    Yep.. there are only 2 drummer that make me say ... shiiiiiiiiit .. Omar is one of them :)
     
  8. SamBooka

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    Is that Univibe on SRV?
     
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    I remembered seeing an awards show with Hiram backing Tracy Chapman, it was not hard to find!

     
  10. Ubersooner

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    It's amazing how much fresh energy can really transform a performer and performance. Cracks me up every time a see a thread on here bemoaning how tired the "blooze" are. In the words of David Letterman "Man, give me all that you got!"
     
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    Can you imagine if SRV could have done an album with this jazz band backing him? Both of them soloing in this clip would have been awesome!

    I saw Hiram live in Boulder CO back in the 80's. I think he started off wireless so he was playing and came walking through the audience to the stage. He put on such a fantastic show!
     
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    Killer band, HUGE Hiram (and Omar) fan. Rocking, no need to solo next to SRV on that one LOL!
     
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    F yes that was HOT! Sick band...Don Alias on percussion, yeah? Loved how Stevie adapted to the feel of the band. He took his time, felt the vibe and groove, and then nailed it square. Damn. That dude had his sh*t together.
     
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    That clip is a great example of a drummer laying the foundation for a band's performance. They all were dynamite, but he really sets the energy level for everybody.
     
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    There are lots of killer "Night Music" videos on youtube. Wish there was a source for all of them in high resolution.
     
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    TDJMB Gold Supporting Member

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    How did we get so lucky to have these guys on planet Earth even if only for a short time?
     
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    Go find yourself a Cort Hiram Bullock Model. GREAT guitars.
    I want the one in Burnt Ash. ;-)
     
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    I feel very fortunate to have seen both of them live before they passed away. :)
     
  19. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Seems to me like we had a thread not too long ago where someone had a link to something like that, except I don't think it had all of them. Many though. I think I have it bookmarked but I'm not at home, I'll check later.

    Remember also that it was first called "Sunday Night," when Jools was cohost. That may turn up some videos that don't come up searching "Night Music."
     
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    When I was a kid in the 80's, Hiram Bullock's and Branford Marsalis' solos on Sting's version of "Little Wing" made a big impression on me. I worked it out note for note, but no matter what I did I couldn't get it sounding exactly like Hiram. It was one of those moments that I first realised that there are some intangible things about music, some kind of persona that we all inject into what we do beyond notes and rhythms.
     

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