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King Harvest

Reddog

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I played bass in a bar band when I was in College (70's) and we covered this tune. I always dug this song...
 

gmann

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Great song. I always thought they would do more and wondered why they didn't.
 

Bassomatic

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Yes, we've covered.

Great song from album by a great band. Manuel really got the vibe of the lyric across (RIP), and the Levon vocals complement greatly.
 

phillygtr

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Dude, I became obsessed with that tune out of the blue a few months back. Great song & record. My Morning Jacket has covered that in concert.
 

Telebluze

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Yes, we've covered.

Great song from album by a great band. Manuel really got the vibe of the lyric across (RIP), and the Levon vocals complement greatly.

I initially thought it was a thread about "King Harvest" by The Band too.......then I clicked on the link :bonk
 

splatt

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yeah..... i played it a few times with my drummer-friend, wells kelly.....
who was in boffalongo & king harvest..... and in orleans.
 

zzmoore

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yeah..... i played it a few times with my drummer-friend, wells kelly.....
who was in boffalongo & king harvest..... and in orleans.
Did not his brother write that song DITM.?
And he has passed away I believe.?
Quite awhile ago I guess.
 

dazco

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Tunes like that, the really catchy ones from 1 hit wonders back in those days really bring me back to my youth like nothing else can. I have a folder on my PC filled with those late 60's and early 70's hits mostly by 1HW's and when i need something to bring me out of a depression i dump them all into a player and listen to them all. That song is in there. What i love about stuff like that is it's just catchy nice tunes made without pretentiousness. No hot guitars solos, no worry about sounding bubble gum, etc. Today if you wrote something like that kids would make fun of anyone who listened to it. But that was what music was about back then.....no categories, just good music. Zep would rock harder than most anyone one moment then the next track would be a acoustic fingerpicking tune. It was about what sounded good with no other considerations.
 

doublee

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One Hit Wonders? The Band? :huh I am still confused, is there a band called King Harvest that I am unawares of?

To this old guy King Harvest can only mean one thing...THE Band :bonk
 

zzmoore

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Tunes like that, the really catchy ones from 1 hit wonders back in those days really bring me back to my youth like nothing else can. I have a folder on my PC filled with those late 60's and early 70's hits mostly by 1HW's and when i need something to bring me out of a depression i dump them all into a player and listen to them all. That song is in there. What i love about stuff like that is it's just catchy nice tunes made without pretentiousness. No hot guitars solos, no worry about sounding bubble gum, etc. Today if you wrote something like that kids would make fun of anyone who listened to it. But that was what music was about back then.....no categories, just good music. Zep would rock harder than most anyone one moment then the next track would be a acoustic fingerpicking tune. It was about what sounded good with no other considerations.
Yeah, born in 1960, and that is how I remember growing up.
All through the 60's and 70's there was great music on the radio (AM and FM) all the time.
It just kept coming.
Tom Petty is a fluke of nature, but is indicative of song writers from days gone by.
Think of all the Hal David/Burt Bacharach songs you can hum.?
What happened to all of that.?
 

zzmoore

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One Hit Wonders? The Band? :huh I am still confused, is there a band called King Harvest that I am unawares of?

To this old guy King Harvest can only mean one thing...THE Band :bonk
Yeah.
You need to start at the beginning, and sort of follow closely.
There is kind of 2 threads going on here.
It just sort of happened.
Probably my fault.
best
 

TNO

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I was 11 years old in '73. My family would go to Pizza Hut every Wednesday night and give me quarters for the jukebox. "Dancing in the Moonlight", "Mandy, You're A Fine Girl", all that fun, hooky stuff really got me as a kid... still does.

As for that live in Woodstock clip of The Band doing "King Harvest"- WHY hasn't that whole thing ever been put out????? That was ground zero for some of the best music ever made.
 






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