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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:23 pm

That's an incredible final chapter in her legacy. She crushed every scene she appeared in on that show.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:14 am

I posted in the COVID death thread...

He was one of the greats.

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Post by Giff » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:46 am

Toots Hibbert sharing a thread with fucking Erick Morillo is criminal.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 am

I saw Toots and the Maytals at a music festival in 1997. Towards the end of a very long day, so I don't remember much, except they were really fun.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:18 am

The Sybian wrote:
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I saw Toots and the Maytals at a music festival in 1997. Towards the end of a very long day, so I don't remember much, except they were really fun.
He put on a great show when I saw him at a small college arena in Baltimore. Hazy memories, but I remember lots of sweaty sexy Jamaican women dancing in very little clothing.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:21 am

I saw them twice - once when I was 12 or so, they opened for the Who (the prime Who) and the fans were not in the mood for this new music from Jamaica. They got booed as I recall.

15 years later, saw Toots on the waterfront in Toronto. Fantastic stuff.
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Michael Lonsdale aka Bond villian Hugo Drax

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Post by bfj » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:53 am

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:45 am

bfj wrote:
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Mac Davis
How did you miss "oh lord it's hard to be humble" line on this reference. Yeah would have been dark.


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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:55 am

Don't forget about Davis playing the QB (a very thinly veiled Don Meredith type) in "North Dallas Forty"..


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Post by sancarlos » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:50 am

Showing my age here, but in the 1970s, variety shows were very popular on television. We watched them because we only had three network channels to choose from and dad controlled the channel we watched. For some reason, both Mac Davis and Helen Reddy were regulars on these kinds of shows. All the fucking time. I remember once on some show, the host was listing the guests on his program and he finished with "...and for the young folks - Mac Davis!" And I thought to myself - "I'm a young people and who gives a fuck about Mac Davis?"
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Post by bfj » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:43 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:45 am
bfj wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:53 am
Mac Davis
How did you miss "oh lord it's hard to be humble" line on this reference. Yeah would have been dark.

Sometimes you have to take a pitch. I let the "I guess Helen Reddy is no longer strong and invincible" letter high fastball go by also.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:51 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:50 am
Showing my age here, but in the 1970s, variety shows were very popular on television. We watched them because we only had three network channels to choose from and dad controlled the channel we watched. For some reason, both Mac Davis and Helen Reddy were regulars on these kinds of shows. All the fucking time. I remember once on some show, the host was listing the guests on his program and he finished with "...and for the young folks - Mac Davis!" And I thought to myself - "I'm a young people and who gives a fuck about Mac Davis?"
Took the words out of my mouth. This sort of crud was what they used to trot out all the time in the 70s. The Carpenters! Helen Reddy! Olivia Newton John! Mac Davis!

Sad when anyone passes, but I have such antipathy about these two - especially Helen Reddy. She was everywhere from the Mike Douglas Show to the Midnight Special to the Grammys... everywhere! And her music? Good lord so bloody awful.

That era's pop music was so, so shitty.
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Post by mister d » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:08 pm

Cellino is going to fucking own the plane manufacturer:
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Post by bfj » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:02 pm



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Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:19 pm

Beautiful voice. His version of Stir it Up was the first time most Americans ever heard a Bob Marley song.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:29 pm

Bunny "Striker" Lee

Ridiculously prolific Jamaican music producer. "King of the flying cymbal" and a man involved with literally hundreds and hundreds of great tunes.

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Post by bfj » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:17 pm

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:21 pm

bfj wrote:
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Post by rass » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:32 pm

Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield



shit quality version one of my fave recentiish SNL skits

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Post by Reaper » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:52 pm

Spencer Davis I mean, the "Group" was named after him, but it was really Steve Winwood's band.
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rass wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield



shit quality version one of my fave recentiish SNL skits

Charlie Blackmon’s walkup song at Coors Field.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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This sucks ass. We were just listening to Album yesterday.
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Post by bfj » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:01 pm

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Post by A_B » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Look at BFJ trying to steal the reaper's gig.
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Post by rass » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:09 pm

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm

A_B wrote:
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Look at BFJ trying to steal the reaper's gig.

Shit
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Post by EnochRoot » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm

rass wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield



shit quality version one of my fave recentiish SNL skits

Voices of Babylon (the song) was the song from them that stayed with me through the years.

And for whatever reason, I always equated the Outfield with The Hooters. Mid 80s power pop, I guess.

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Post by bfj » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:33 pm

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Post by bfj » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:35 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm
rass wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield



shit quality version one of my fave recentiish SNL skits

Voices of Babylon (the song) was the song from them that stayed with me through the years.

And for whatever reason, I always equated the Outfield with The Hooters. Mid 80s power pop, I guess.
Saw the Hooters at Towson U in the mid 80’s. Guy played that mouth keyboard thing (melodica).
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Post by Reaper » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:45 pm

bfj wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Look at BFJ trying to steal the reaper's gig.

Shit
I post like 10 times a year and they still get ignored. Ha!
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Post by EnochRoot » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:01 pm

bfj wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:35 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm
rass wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield



shit quality version one of my fave recentiish SNL skits

Voices of Babylon (the song) was the song from them that stayed with me through the years.

And for whatever reason, I always equated the Outfield with The Hooters. Mid 80s power pop, I guess.
Saw the Hooters at Towson U in the mid 80’s. Guy played that mouth keyboard thing (melodica).

So that’s the thing at the beginning of “And we Danced”...Sounds Irish-y.

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Post by bfj » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:15 am

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:29 am

Viola Smith, swing era’s ‘fastest girl drummer in the world,’ dies at 107
Viola Smith, a swing-era musician who was promoted in the 1930s as the “fastest girl drummer in the world” and who championed greater inclusion of women in the almost completely male preserve of big bands, died Oct. 21 at her home in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was 107.

The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said her nephew, Dennis Bartash.

With a kit featuring 12 drums, including two giant tom-toms placed near her shoulders, Ms. Smith was from 1938 to 1941 the centerpiece of the Coquettes, an “all-girl” big band that developed a modest national following. Her showcase was “The Snake Charmer,” a jazzy arabesque with explosions of drumming pyrotechnics.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:44 pm

Of course, I have to say a couple words about Jerry Jeff Walker. I was supposed to see him in Grand Junction once. He was the first guy I ever knew of who had to cancel a show because when the big gig came, he was just too drunk to play.

In my hometown, we had a fairly large number of cowboys/wannabe cowboys/rednecks, and thus, on a weekend night, you could count on most bars getting around to playing Jerry Jeff's live version of Ray Wylie Hubbard's Up Against the Wall, You Redneck Mothers, to many hoots and whoops. (Ironically, it was an anti-redneck song, but they didn't listen to they lyrics too closely. They just liked the line, "...just kicking hippies asses and raising hell...")

Of course, he's best known for writing Mr. Bojangles, which was a hit for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, (and as I learned surprisingly, associated by some swampers primarily with Sammy Davis Jr. because he used to sing it on variety shows.). But, he also wrote some other damned good songs, such as The Driftin' Way of Life, and Pissing in the Wind, and did a nice version of Guy Clark's L.A. Freeway.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:31 pm

Shit, just hearing about Mr. Bojangles makes me sad.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:17 pm

Billy Joe Shaver
Affectionately known as the “Wacko from Waco,” Shaver was born in nearby Corsicana, Texas, and made his mark in 1973 when he released his debut album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, and Waylon Jennings recorded nine of his songs for the landmark album Honky Tonk Heroes.

Written from true-life experiences, his songs have been recorded by many artists, including his longtime friend Willie Nelson, Bobby Bare, Johnny Cash, and John Anderson. He released many of his own albums over four decades, including several with his guitarist son, Eddy Shaver, who died tragically on New Year’s Eve in 2000.

Shaver appeared in the 1996 film The Apostle with Robert Duvall (who also recorded his song “Live Forever” for the soundtrack to the film Crazy Heart) and was the subject of the 2004 documentary A Portrait of Billy Joe. His personal life was full of high drama: He married the same woman three times, survived a heart attack onstage, broke his neck on his wedding night, and was acquitted of a shooting incident in 2007, in which he reportedly asked the victim, “Where do you want it?” ...
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Post by A_B » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:23 pm

Jesus a bad week for Texas musicians. Siomeone put Robert earl keen in bubble wrap.
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