West Coast Blues Thread Version 19

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Scott Miller, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Kingsley Fats

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    It was happening well before Elvis hit the scene as per this quote from Lucky Millander when he wrote to Down Beat in 1940

    I get sick and tired of hearing would be white critics on coloured music telling us how it music is and yet praising white bands to the skies for playing the Negro's creations. .
     
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    Yes, one and the same.
     
  3. Schwalbe

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    Igor Prado is in town. He played Hahpin’s show on Wednesday. He was crowd walking with his long cable when he snuck up behind me and dropped that upside down Stratocaster in my lap. So I took two choruses on an A Blues and handed it back.
    What a riot!
    What a tremendous artist!
     
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    schultzvil In the Clean Channel Silver Supporting Member

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    OH man, ever have that feeling when a cool secret gets discovered? Like a cool little food joint, or how cool a city Barcelona was in the '80s..that's how I feel about Joe Restivo ;-) man I got hip to him through a little instrumental trio, City Champs, from Memphis.. I did google anything I could about him back then, like what you've found. This cut always kills me. He NAILS early blue-note era Grant Green. I was knocked out, and still am. He played all the guitars on my buddy Tad Robinson's latest, and I couldn't be happier. But this City Champs stuff..
     
  5. schultzvil

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    OK Now I got it ;-) Beautiful tune, killer playing from Joe Restivo..
     
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  6. JimR56

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    Damn. Shades of Grant, indeed. Thanks Alex. When I followed the Restivo youtube links here yesterday, I noticed the associated links to Robinson's latest release, and made the connection. Really looking forward to listening to some more Tad. I sampled his take on David Gates' "I want to make it with you", (a song I always liked a lot), and I really dug it.

    Just a little aside... a year or two ago, I was trying to hip everybody to a Phil Upchurch album called "Feeling Blue" (Milestone), and basing a lot of my comments regarding his incredible tone on that on the impression that he had recorded it using an Epiphone Riviera. Well, the other day I was about to try to do the same thing on another guitar forum, and I was looking at the album cover, and... I noticed upon closer inspection that his Epiphone had dog-eared P-90's on it, and suddenly realized that my longstanding assumption was WRONG (ding dong). It was a Casino! I'm still reeling from this discovery... o_O
     
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    Gotta check that album out- I dig Phil Upchurch a lot- I have the record Darkness, Darkness from 1971, some funky and bluesy things on there for sure. Oh yeah, I see the picture now- it does look like a Riviera at first glance. Man you can't go wrong with either of those variants. I know for sure on that City Champs stuff Restivo was using a Heritage 535 I think into a boogie if I'm not mistaken- I was surprised about the amp but it was getting the job done.. OK Guys sorry for the slightly non-west coast deviation!
     
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  8. JimR56

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    My curiosity led me to watch some of the new Ken Burns film on Country Music, and this subject entered my mind (again) when they were talking about Jimmie Rodgers' rise to fame (many years before 1940!).
     
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    This guy really is great... I became aware of him awhile back through his work with Don Bryant /Bo-Keys , (which he slays on incidentally); wasn't aware of his jazz/swing stuff 'til I saw these posts. Glad I did!
    Looks like I'll be grabbing his record AND Junior's latest....
     
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    The uncredited keyboard player looks like Jimmy...
     
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    That’s Mike Flanigin one badass B3 player at the organ. He manages to steal the show every time!!
     
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    The first few videos I saw of JLV with the organ trio were credited as the Mike Flanigan Trio with Jimmie Vaughan. More recently they’ve been called the Jimmie Vaughan Trio with Mike Flanigan, sometimes putting “Organ” before Trio.
     
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    If I was lucky enough to have organ player that greatly with me I would gladly call it an organ trio! ha ha Could cal it whatever you like!
     
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    Hi Y'all from France.
    My fisrt post here (been a reader for a long time).
    Several posts ago, you wrote about the newly found T Bone Walker ES 5.
    Watch this. It left me speechless. Except from crying...

    Go to 1:56
     
  15. Tweedcaster

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    This one is better.
    Not a Blues Player, but he knows who TBone is and he respects his legacy.

     
  16. RickyKing

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    Michael Shenker should know better, if that is him
     
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  17. JimR56

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    I had the same thought. The guy is 64 years old. Never even heard of T-Bone?!

    The second video was better, but I find some of the comments about the ES-5 hyperbolic to the point of being silly. And it's certainly nothing new on videos like this. To me, the general notion that individual guitars like T-Bone's ES-5 are somehow magical instruments is absurd. Yes, the guitar is iconic and historic. That doesn't mean it's going to play you when you pick it up. In this case, it's T-Bone who was magical, not that guitar itself. It's now a nice old ES-5 that happens to have a great history. That's it. Filming the guy noodling around on it seemed rather pointless, when he was clearly not accustomed to playing an archtop like that. At least he didn't try to do heavy metal on it, which I was half expecting (like those Phil X demo videos on youtube for Fretted Americana).
     
  18. tommc

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    Another transcription from this fellow. I don't have the knowledge to know if it note for note, but it's sounds pretty darn good to me.

     
  19. RickyKing

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    Good Work!
     
  20. Brion

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    Sounds spot on. I do not pay for transcriptions, I transcribe for myself. If I use someone else’s transcription, I don’t retain it long term. If I transcribe it myself, I can recall it years later. I guess it is just how my brain works...
     

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