Nice to see GE Smith

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  1. timsmcm

    timsmcm Member

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    Great guitar player, great collector. Playing on Saturday night live tonight. Getting verklempt.
     
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    Very cool indeed. Watched him for many years on SNL, was nice to see him tonite.
     
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    I hoped he was going to be there. It sure brought back memories.
     
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    Firepie Uno Silver Supporting Member

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    Just feels right, doesn't it? GE has such a great touch.

    Enjoyed the show.
     
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    Epiphone Sheraton...classy guitar to use.
    The first thing he played when they showed him was "Sloozy", a song he wrote and recorded with the SNL band.
     
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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    I saw him on Friday night along with Danny Kortchmar and Jim Weider as the "Masters of the Telecaster". Great show all around. G.E. looked a bit gaunt but they all played like madmen.
     
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    I didn't see the show last night, but I had that old GE Smith & TSNLB disc. "Sloozy" was a regular for my old band in college as a 2nd set warmup. Great tune. A Tele into a smokin' Bassman can do that song some justice!
     
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    Thanks for sharing that! I always wondered what song that was. Great riff.
     
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    Good Grief....I would have LOVED to have been at that show!!!

    KOOCH AND WEIDER WITH GE......YOU KIDDIN ME MAN?

    How the hell was it?
    Details man....details !!!!!
     
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    Posts deleted. Next time people want to call a decorated musician such as GE a douche, I suggest they take a long look in the mirror first.
     
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    I love watching and hearing G.E. Smith play. The guy always looks like he's having a great time on stage. Always smiling.
     
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    Wouldn't be the same without him there. I grew up wanting that job.
     
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    He was on the Water's Wall tour with them.
     
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    What do you get when you cross GE Smith with Joe Bonamassa ....
    Love this video

     
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    I went in not knowing what to expect; I had heard/seen them all play, but wasn't sure what kind of material they'd use to fill out a 2-hour show. It was a mix of rock, blues and R&B style material, nicely varied with no boring dirges. I recognized maybe a half dozen songs, and I learned that Korchmar wrote Don Henley's song "All She Wants to Do is Dance", which was given a guitar-heavy treatment. There were also renditions of the Peter Gunn Theme and a few old R&B chestnuts. The sound was extremely good, with all three guitars coming through distinctly. Smith played a '50s-looking Tele, Korchmar played a modern-looking one with a fancy top and a humbucker in the neck, and Weider switched between a '50s-looking one and a dedicated slide Tele with open tuning, a Teisco-style gold-foil in the neck and a Valco string-through unit in the bridge.

    The theater only held about 250 people and it was sold out, so they often spoke to the audience without the mics. A good time was had by all, including the musicians.
     
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