The albums were heavily promoted on radio and television. A majority of their compilations didn't display release dates on their covers and this compilation is one of them. However, of those that have dates see Discogs listing a majority were released duringand so my guess is that this compilation was released sometime during this period.
This is one of my favourite compilation albums and offers a broad range of hits from the 60's and 70''s. A couple of rarities worth mentioning on this comp: Uriah Heep's "Gypsy" the single release being a shorter version to the album release that people are more familiar with and Procol Harum's studio version of Conquistador most people are more familiar with the Live version.
The only negative I have with this comp is the absence of any Aussie Anthems, which is a bit short sighted of the part of Concept in my opinion. But then again, this is only a Concept Record! A2 — Elton John Crocodile Rock. Rex Get It On. Harry James Dance Parade . Serenade in Blue From "Orchestra Wives". September in the Rain. You Go to My Head. Columbia . Young Man with a Horn.
September in the Rain From "Melody for Two". On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe. When You Wish Upon a Star. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening. It Might as Well Be Spring.
Over the Rainbow. You Go To My Head. Blues from "An American in Paris". Bess, You Is My Woman. I Had the Craziest Dream. Ain't She Sweet v. Buddy Rich. Midnight Sun. Little Things Mean a Lot. Three Coins in the Fountain. The High and the Mighty. I Need You Now. September Song From "Knickerbocker Holiday". Get Your Kicks on Route 66! I'll Remember April. Concerto for Clarinet. Harry James in Hi-Fi Part 1 [a]. Harry James in Hi-Fi Part 2 [a]. I've Heard That Song Before. Harry James in Hi-Fi Part 3 [b].
Harry James in Hi-Fi Part 4 [b]. It's Been a Long, Long Time. Don Cha Go Way Mad. These Foolish Things. Wild About Harry! Part 1 . Part 2. Part 3. The New James Part 1 . The New James Part 2.
The New James Part 3. Harry's Choice! Part 1. You're My Thrill. MGM . Take the "A" Train. CL 10" LP . Juke Box Jamboree . Harry James in Hi-Fi [b]. More Harry James in Hi-Fi [b]. Fair and Warmer, J.
Opus No. Ernie AndrewsThat's Thad. The Golden Trumpet of Harry James [c]. Longines Symphonette Society. Sheffield Lab [d]. Reader's Digest [e]. Columbia . Harry James and His Orchestra — Dick HaymesJeffrie's Blues. One Night Stand with Harry James. Sugarfoot Stomp, Lullaby of Broadway v. Oh What a Beautiful Morning v. Buddy MorenoMexico City v. Pat was tough on drummers. Tough and fussy.
He hated shuffles that leaned on a hi-hat. Some of his wrangles with drummers, in fact, onstage and off, have passed into legend — those band stories that get told on breaks, and passed on from musician to musician for years. After awhile, the two of them would declare an uneasy truce, leaving me, the bass player, to musically mediate between them onstage like some kind of Henry Kissinger of the Blues.
Chris Leighton played with us often at different times, always a real treat for me, as was Les Merrihew, who was on drums at the Snoqualmie Eagles one night when a succession of ironic country weepers had us laughing so hard onstage that I was doubled up over my bass and he was almost falling off his drum stool.
Andrew Cloutier now with Left Hand Smoke played with us a number of times, and I really liked his lazy, behind-the-beat shuffle. Perfect for in-the-pocket bass playing, and if I Blues In The Night - Chicago (2) - Night & Day (Big Band) (CD put together the all- Jimmy Reed tribute band that has been my dream since high school four guitars, all doing the different, patented Jimmy Reed components of his band in its heyday, plus bass and drumsAndrew will be the man!
But probably the greatest drummer we worked with in the context of Guitar Slim was the late Larry Harris. Harris knew all the different kinds of shuffles, and an incredible variety of Album) turnarounds. Playing with Larry when he was in his prime, as I did when he was in the old Brian Butler Band with Kim Fieldas well as the early years of the Guitar Slim band, was for me, as a bass player, at times a little like being chased down the tracks by a very large steam engine, running full blast, nudging my heels.
This man had soul, and he had power behind that drum set. As good things often do in the Blues World, however, this good thing came to an end in Y2K. The marital and musical partnership of Pat left - this photo is from Pat's current web page, the photographer is not credited and Linda came sadly unraveled, and Pat left town, first for New Mexiconow in El Paso Album), still playing, doing very well thank you; and the rest of the band, not wanting to quit, went out and rounded up one David Hastings Conant to form the Crossroads Band.
Dennis and Dave hit it off immediately, and they made some truly great music together, both before and after the addition of multi-talented Steve Bailey.
As for Guitar Slim, the important record of his tenure in Seattle is in the memories of the thousands of people who did come to see us over those dozen years. I remember one day down on the Pier when I saw you guys, and your guitar player was just standing out in the middle of Alaskan Way, playing his song! We thought sure he was gonna get run over by a truck or something!
You just had to be there, folks. Great article, Mark, thanks! I always thought that Pat was one of the best blues guitarists is Seattle.
I only played with him once, when dennis Ellis couldn't make a gig at the bat cave known as Sparky's up in Everett. As you mention, the tunes were all over the map that night, and I was admitedly having trouble fitting in. I had heard some of Nande's harp work in the past, but had never listened to an album by him.
I've heard enough cats from overseas play the blues the way it's supposed to be played according to my tastebut it always surprises me how well Scandinavians like Peter Nande get it done with blues harp and vocals. He's definitely the triple threat musical athlete having written or co-written a thirteen song disc of solid blues while blowing the reeds out of his harmonica and singing with authority.
Nande is a professed James Harman fan guy and the humor in his lyrics and vocal inflection reflect such. Harman's name on the production made me curious enough to add it Album) the Nulisch order.
His acoustic harp tunes outweigh his amped ones, but his tone on both are stellar And it doesn't hurt that one of my favorite all time guitar slingers, Junior Watson, plays on a few of the cuts, not that I don't love Nathan James excellent fret work along with Ronni Busack-Boysen.
Harman does throw down vocals on a co-written Kiss Me Now. Good stuff all the way around on this release and I'll check out this fellow more down the road. I have been working more on tongue blocking better harp stuff for any harp people, who for whatever reason are still reading just to add to my tonal palette. I mainly U-Block curled tongue method because that's how I learned, but have alway TBd to achieve octave notes and do a bit of tongue slapping. Ordered some new backing jam tracks for Shoji Naito's website and worked out on them.
He's offering them free now, but I couldn't help but donate to a musician who has lost gigging money. They are excellent practice tracks. I speak about it at some point. Posted by Ricky Bush at PM 2 comments:. Might as well document some of this stay at home Covid scenario stuff for historical posterity, or whatever, but also just to get the writing juices back to flowing. It's not like I don't have time on my hands to get my ass in gear and get creative with new stories or push my harmonica tone and lick vocabulary to deeper levels.
Motivation has moved like molasses lately. I did break out my harps yesterday and tried my hand at keeping up with some of what a cat named Andrew Alli is spitting out on his Hard Workin' Man cd from Eller Soul Records. I wasn't familiar with this young black bluesman before reading a bit about him in an online interview I think from Blues Blast, but maybe not. Intrigued me enough to seek out his stuff. Seems that a few young black musicians pardon me for not using African American or such, but no disrespect meant are pursuing the path of the blues in recent years, which does my old heart good.
He's got it. Good harp tone, lick selection, variable technique employment. Nine out of twelve tunes are well written originals and stay close to the Chi-town Blues vest. Alli's vocals chops aren't far removed from Little Walter's or John Lee Williamson's in the tenor range.
Anyway--spent the better part of an hour getting some licks in with the young man just to keep my chops up until I can gig with the band again. I have a couple of more blues cds on the way. Sort of did a little binge buying last week. It's not like I don't have a thousand recordings stacked around Album) house, just felt a need for something new. I'll report back on those. Speaking of the band. They are getting serious about providing live music and have a tap room being completed for entertainment.
Until then, we set up amongst the beer vats and machinery. I used the Princeton Reverb, which I was able to crank a bit more than usual and the tone rocked. The crowd was great. Cajun Cowgirl's food truck had the crawfish boiling and it was just a shame it all had to come to a screeching halt. It was pretty close to the last gig anyone played due to bars being forced to close down the following Friday.
We had two more gigs scheduled for March and three for the month of April. Just hoping our venues can out survive the virus hiatus. So totally unreal and none of us knows what the Album) scenario will look like. I'm hoping this little ditty I'm writing today breaks the log jam and loosens things for some kind of flow for the ideas that are bouncing around. I have been reading some FB advice from one of my favorite authors, Joe Lansdale.
I sure feel that we are kindred souls that think alike as far as the method to our madness. He just gets it and gets after it and I need to follow suit. He definitely is a motivator. Another is Gabino Iglesias. I'm such a slacker right now and I actually fear that Gabino will show up at my house any day now and whip my ass for not writing like I should. And along those lines. Fahrenheit Press saved River Bottom Blues from oblivion and reprinted it a couple of weeks ago.
They gave it a great round of publicity We'll see. My newest manuscript, The Removalalso sits in their house. Anyway--'Nuff for Now. I'll be headed to Houston in a couple of hours to speak at Mystery Writers of America Houston chapter's monthly luncheon. I feel totally honored by the invitation that came from chapter president, Kay Kendall.
We met on an author panel at Left Coast Crime in Vancouver last year and had a wonderful time discussing rural settings in crime novels. I so appreciate Kay for extending the invitation to share my story. Looking forward to meeting some fine authors from Houston.
On another note, I got my website address straightened out once more. Took some finagling, but it is once again www. Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. The Oaxacan Kid. About Me Ricky Bush Texas As of May 30,I retired as a high school teacher with 29 years of sharing my knowledge of journalism, English, and world geography with Texas teenagers and eventually some of their kids including three of my own.
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