Sugarloaf ~ Green-Eyed Lady

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  1. V-Picks

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    I really dig this song. Have for many years.

    I love the EmMaj7th in the middle.

    Kinda funny I saw this thread tonight. I was just playing this on the the guitar today for a friend of mine.

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  2. Comet01

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    Not a problem. I found similar vague information regarding Wales.

    When I asked Bob Webber, he was shocked at the question. He said, "I was in the room when Jerry recorded it!"

    For me, Webber's guitar contribution was a huge part of the song's appeal.
     
  3. EvilTwinElvis

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    I saw Corbetta a few years back (99?) in Dalton, Georgia in a band called The Classic Rock All-Stars. Also in the band was Pete Rivera from Rare Earth on the drums, Denns Noda from Cannibal and the Headhunters on bass, And Mike Pinera from Blues Image and Iron Butterfly on guitar. Really fun show.

    In addition to Green Eyed Lady and Don't Call Us, they performed Inagaddadavida, Ride Captain Ride, land of 1000 Dances, Celebrate, and a couple Alice Cooper songs. It was cool seeing them take turns singing lead on which ever song they represented. Corbetta is perhaps the only musician I've ever seen play a keytar live.

    Pretty sure they opened for Steppenwolf.
     
  4. levous

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    I have always loved that song. The intro is a little self indulgent and may have prevented it from gaining the pollularity it deserves. Has been tops on my list of sweet songs to cover but heavy. Transcribed the bass line just the other day (part of my new practice reginmjne thanks to tgp). Found it slightly challenging as it is not standard major scale. Some three semitones runs.
     
  5. Trevordog

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    Yeah, I spent a long time transcribing that entire organ part, but it was worth it.
     
  6. Gretsch&Vox

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    The unedited, studio version:

     
  7. Pete Cage

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    Neat trick that can be heard at 5:55 in the unedited version: he toggles the Hammond's power switch, causing the tone generator motor to lose sync and wind down crazily.
     
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  8. loudboy

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    It's a Robbie Robertson song, originally done by The Band.
     
  9. loudboy

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    Was he a ghost player? Corbetta is credited on the record...
     
  10. GuitarsFromMars

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    Oops, that is what having a stroke gets you lb...sorry
     
  11. BlackT-Shirt

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    There is also a version on The Band's "Rock of Ages."
     
  12. MrX

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    Great song!
     
  13. Comet01

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    Howard Wales did *not* play on Green Eyed Lady (or any other Sugarloaf recording). It was all Corbetta on that song.
     
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    If you liked Sugarloaf's version, then you'll like Pat Travers smoking version of "Green Eyed Lady" (it's definitely worth hearing...)

     
  15. Seraphine

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    Certainly recall this tune.... There were quite a few like it roundabout... Hold Your Head Up ~ Argent.... Never Been Any Reason ~ Head East.... etc.. brilliant stuffs with progressive rock having fingers in pies throughout the world.... Tunes like Fight The Good Fight and Keep On Rolling ( as good and well ) are prime examples of all that great music...

    Thanks for bringing it all up again!
     
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  16. CarbonArc

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    Hi - I originally posted that, and it has since been thoroughly discredited. Sorry to cause that confusion. I'm going to edit my original post to show that I was misled about that.
    :jo
     
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  17. stevieboy

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    Seeing this thread made me realize how much I've heard the song. And I've never listened to classic rock stations much, so I guess it just got a ton of airplay back when it was fairly new.
     

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