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with all the protests that have been going on, the only song that has been stuck in my head lately is "Do you hear the people sing" from Les Mis

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Update -- I found that I'm apparently subscribing to Amazon Music, so I'm listening to Queen's entire discography. Awesome. It's been fun listening to Brian and Freddie keep up with one another.
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Hiker wrote:
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Hard Times by Stephen Foster, performed by the Red Clay Ramblers
I used to LOVE the Ramblers! Saw them in Chapel Hill, NC (their home town) and again in Northern Virginia. Tommy Thompson was still the driving force then, RIP, and Merchant's lunch is still a clever, funny song. "Hard Times" was well done, but I always like "Daniel" with the harmonies and counterpoint.
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Aiming at weird dreams tonight, put this album on, but this song in particular is currently playing. Sleep well when you get there, folks.

https://youtu.be/HSHEhHfq7Bc
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Misty ala Joe Pass...
A version that I struggled with for decades, getting close once. Now in the throws or arthritic delight, a distant memory.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKuPa2R822M [/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxU0TzdMbM [/youtube]

If I botched linking the youtube (it appears I did), sorry...it's been a long time and things have changed.
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I saw Joe Pass maybe a dozen times and from time to time he'd play Misty for us. One of the best was at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, but the best was at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, when his agent said there'd be three sets, but the ad said two sets. After the second set most everyone left, then Joe walks back out, looks around, says, "Hey. Come on down here." Like 40 of us saw his third set from like two rows away. Sweet. And every single time I saw him he told the same joke about the guitar player who walks up and says, "Do you know this chord?" and Joe makes this awkward and impossible fingering his left hand on his right arm. I laughed every time.

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CDFingers wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:09 pm
I saw Joe Pass maybe a dozen times...
Jealousy is not an admirable trait. Still, wish I could say the same. I envy your experience!

His touch is one of the few that I haven't been able to cop. I can read the charts (transcriptions), but the flavor eludes me. I never had the opportunity to meet him and I'd've sorely loved to have 'taken a lesson' from him...it just never ... wait for it ... wait ...

Came to Pass...
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rolandson wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:50 pm
CDFingers wrote:
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I saw Joe Pass maybe a dozen times...
Jealousy is not an admirable trait. Still, wish I could say the same. I envy your experience!

His touch is one of the few that I haven't been able to cop. I can read the charts (transcriptions), but the flavor eludes me. I never had the opportunity to meet him and I'd've sorely loved to have 'taken a lesson' from him...it just never ... wait for it ... wait ...

Came to Pass...
I had a Guild Artist Award for a time, but I could never be as good as those jazz guys. Stuck to finger style and my ol' Martin. But it sure gives me an giant appreciation for those guys. Mundell Lowe. Man, he was smooth. Loads of vinyl down in the basement. Jim Hall. SoCal back in the day fairly oozed excellent jazz gigs.

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CDFingers wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:45 pm
SoCal back in the day fairly oozed excellent jazz gigs.
It did.

And while my work spanned the gauntlet of whatever the guy with the checkbook wanted, I always gravitated to jazz. My daughter finds it odd that, despite a rather old quintessential "rock guitar" occupying space in the room I've set aside for music (that seems to be valuable beyond all sense of reason), the guitar I'll never part with (and have promised to her with the caveat that she can't sell it, that it remain in the family) is a jazz box.
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Y'all might be interested in hearing Mitch Polzak. He's a guitarist that leads the group Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces. He is putting on solo Facebook shows during the lockdown on Tuesdays and Fridays. Free but he has a tip jar. Tuesdays are his banjo bonanza. Fridays are guitar. His style is classic country, bluegrass, surf, American Roots music, rockabilly, honky tonk, you get the idea. Today, June 19th, 2020,it's a Waylon Jennings tribute. I've seen him live in SF and know his regular drummer. Mitch is a nice guy. He is even the mayor of Porta Costa, CA.

Here's a video from his show Friday June 12th, 2020. 3 hours solo!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/mitch.polzak/v ... 879990541/

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All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.-Henry Clay
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.—Aristotle

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Probably not gonna be a lot of fans here, but I've been on a kick for this sort of music lately.

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To go on a minor tangent:
I've noticed that 3 commercials are using some really surprisingly good background tunes.

A dog food commercial is using Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

Volvo has for some bizarre reason is using a Pete Seeger cover of Hard Times at the Mill he recorded in the late '50's. What that has to do with the epitome of upper-middle class autos is a mystery.

And Allstate is using a cut of Edith Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien" another rather odd choice.
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rolandson wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Misty ala Joe Pass...
A version that I struggled with for decades, getting close once. Now in the throws or arthritic delight, a distant memory.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKuPa2R822M [/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxU0TzdMbM [/youtube]

If I botched linking the youtube (it appears I did), sorry...it's been a long time and things have changed.
:love: What a lovely rendition...
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This came up on Amazon after I finished listening to Dead Kennedy's Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables . Thought the vocals sounded familiar. Turns out it's by the same guy who fronted Minor Threat. Very different from what I expected, but I enjoy it.


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"Shame Shame", Foo Fighters
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Really love this band, and especially this song. The J.D. character reminds me so much of my Grandfather, who is long passed from this world.

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And just to follow up with this one, which I believe is a tribute by the Timmins family to the passing of their Grandfather:


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Emily Remler performing a Sonny Rollins tune called Tenor Madness shortly before she died. Magnificent guitarist, with a horrible monkey...truly a loss to the world of music.
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These two are friggin' great. Think Leo Kottke meets Riverdance at the Renaissance Faire. Fantastic instruments, also. Big sound.



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I found a Blondie and a Social Distortion cover of Ring of Fire on the Youtube today. Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaksqH2YXQ

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Listening, in my head to "Ode to Billy Joe", and Dolly & Pentatonix singing "Jolene".
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