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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: Today at 12:08:31 PM
The Beach Boys • Eating & Dining At A European Restaurant (1968 European Tour Documentary)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxedcSntHpA
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: Yesterday at 09:23:43 AM
Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330


Gibson is proud to introduce the "Lovell" ES-330 hollow body guitar; a tribute to Slim Harpo and his wife Lovell, a creative tandem that developed a unique sound and produced chart-topping hits during the 50s and early 60s.

The new Gibson Slim Harpo “Lovell” ES-330 hollow body guitar is part tribute, part historical artifact that celebrates the influential, albeit short career of James H. Moore aka Slim Harpo. Slim was a working man’s blues man from Lobdell, Louisiana; holding down 9 to 5 gigs as a longshoreman, and iron scrap hauler in addition to his side hustle as an artist. His wife and collaborator; Lovell, for whom the guitar is named was a huge influence and contributor to Slim’s evolution as performer and song writer. Together they forged a creative partnership that yielded pop-crossover success in the late 50’s and 60s, an era that was less than kind to black artists.  Despite this, it didn’t take long for others to recognize and be inspired by Harpo’s talent and unique take on the Blues; a subgenre he unwittingly created appropriately called Louisiana Swamp Blues. Slim’s most popular tune “I’m a King Bee” achieved cross-over success at a time when that was far from the norm.  Other artists also achieved chart successes with their covers of “King Bee” including the Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Lou Rawls, and Muddy Waters among others. While Slim’s time on the planet was short, his impact and influence are and will continue to inspire for generations to come.

The Slim Harpo "Lovell" ES-330 features 3-ply maple / poplar / maple top, back and sides with spruce bracing, a mahogany neck with rounded C profile, rosewood fretboard with small block inlays, ABR-1 bridge with Trapeze tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with white buttons, Dogear P-90 pickups with hand-wired controls and Orange Drop® capacitors, and has a custom "Lovell" logo on the back of the headstock to honor Slim Harpo's life partner, manager and the co-writer of many of his biggest hits, Lovell Moore.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRaKLiy0caI


https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USA3I4189/Slim-Harpo-Lovell-ES-330/Vintage-Sunset-Burst
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BeachBoysTalk Episode 13: Fred Vail Part 2-Live in Nashville on: Yesterday at 07:04:16 AM
Thanks for the heads-up!
I hope Fred can say more about a potential release of his BW-produced Country album.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: Yesterday at 06:09:46 AM
That's probably the closest thing yet. Thanks, Wiggy!
The upper cutaway looks rounder on Carl's guitar though, doesn't it? But that may be just a different model.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: April 11, 2021, 03:19:30 AM
Chuck Britz Interview - Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys - 1 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utygANVEPog


The whole thing is now online. Well worth listening!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: April 11, 2021, 02:19:08 AM
That headstock screams Ibanez to me, but it won't match with anything I can find on the web. Something like this comes fairly close, but still, the head... Carl's has tuners on both sides, this one only on one.




http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2015/07/ibanez-fr365tfb-sunburst-tele-monday.html
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: April 10, 2021, 03:26:06 AM
So happens I've got a late '90s ESP Horizon, although not the Tele body-style. Headstock seems similar, but I can't tell enough from the blurry images here. If only Carl would hold still, especially for a close up...

I recall the Stones (or at least Ronnie) used ESPs quite a lot in the '80s, mostly Strat-style bodies, but the headstocks were different.

EDIT: Nah, the headstock on mine is pointier than what Carl's playing here.


I saw an ESP Horizon from the mid-90s with a headstock that looks similar to Carl's. Obviously only the headstock, the guitar itself is a different one.




ESP Horizon Guitar MIJ mid 1990's Made In Japan



EDIT: Forget it. I just took another look and it seems like Carl's guitar's head is sharper.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: April 09, 2021, 01:19:47 PM
Al posted this on Facebook:



9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: April 09, 2021, 12:54:34 PM
I tried to get a better shot of the guitar. Here's what I got:











10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: April 09, 2021, 07:53:54 AM
It's not a straight copy though. Look at that thing:





Are those Humbuckers? The head and obviously the rear body are very different to a Tele.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Gear on: April 08, 2021, 12:44:39 PM
Posted this link in the Pro Shot Concerts List for more information of date and place, but what I just saw and wondered: What kind of guitar is Carl playing here? At first I thought it was a Tele but a closer shot put that to rest. I don't think I've ever seen him with this one:


Ca. 1992/1993

https://youtu.be/6OUv8O_bSxA?t=1020
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: April 08, 2021, 12:37:43 PM
For some reason I seem to remember that we mentoned something of an A&E special and that I already had a lnk to it on the list, but it seems not to be there anymore (if it indeed was '92/'93). Anyway, here's the thing. Can anybody tell me the date and place of the show?


The Beach Boys - A&E Special 1993 (DJ L33 HD Stereo Remaster)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OUv8O_bSxA
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: April 07, 2021, 09:00:13 AM
‘Born In Chicago’ Documentary Is Now Available Digitally
The documentary tells the story of first-generation blues performers and the kids who discovered a thrilling world at the end of the radio dial.

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/born-in-chicago-documentary/?utm_source=ka&utm_medium=fa&utm_campaign=FB%3A100%20Years%20of%20the%20Blues-Features&utm_term=7fccd2e7-b1ef-47bf-8958-5c0bfb24b3e5&fbclid=IwAR1vxHh39enWHgiyWFDFAERj9MDnAmfmRjWRXUyxJZEAQiaRQbHdYF2K4QU
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I've started a session musician reddit on: April 05, 2021, 02:43:49 AM
I thought this may be of interest:


Chuck Britz Interview - Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys - 3 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8u57conig


Check out youtube for the other parts (I posted part one in the media section the other day). It's a very interesting interview. Obviously a lot of Beach Boys stuff, but you get an idea of the work done in the studio.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: April 03, 2021, 08:08:42 AM
And yet another Facebook find:




The beach boys with Martha and The Vandellas 1964
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas L-R Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly and Martha Reeves with The Beach Boys in London, England in 1964 (newspaper clipping dated Friday November 13, 1964)
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: March 31, 2021, 01:17:29 PM
Derryn Hinch Australian 'Summer In Paradise' Interview With The Beach Boys - 1992


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKaC_4CT9y8
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: March 31, 2021, 08:34:15 AM

Quote
BTW a couple of days ago I saw this on Facebook. Talk about a 'Million Dollar Quartet':

BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Ivory Joe Hunter.

Not sure how I missed this post -- or this incredible picture. Wonderful to see the Wolf smiling. Thank you for that!



Everyone always talks about how big Howlin' Wolf was, but man, look at Ivory Joe!  Shocked
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: is Al Jardine on Surfin USA? on: March 31, 2021, 08:25:29 AM
I always wondered what happened in the outro with Brian. Did he mess up after the first "yeah" trying a second one or did they cut the tape? If the latter, why would they do that only a couple of seconds before the song ends?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys re-unite for “Add Some Music to Your Day” re-recording. on: March 30, 2021, 07:30:44 AM
I think since the lawsuits are over, Mike and Al are pretty comfortable around each other. I remember around 2002 when the Beach Boys got their lifetime achievement award and were photographed backstage (Brian was there but didn't attend the shooting) someone said that you needed all those other people that were pictured with them, because left alone, Mike and Al would probably kill each other - or something to that effect. They have definitely come a long way since then, and that's a good thing.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: March 27, 2021, 10:28:17 AM
The Complete Good Vibes From Central Park 1971, as aired
Not seen the whole thing before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06QP8B11qY8


Beautiful!!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: March 27, 2021, 03:45:38 AM
Summer 1977-nice hotel room photo

Facebook said it was from New York. Dunno if that is true but Brian indeed looks like he did at the time of the free Central Park show (I wish there was a professional recording of the concert. Although Carl was not in his best shape during this time, it was such a big crowd and I would love to hear that).




22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Czechoslovakia concerts in 1969 on: March 27, 2021, 03:29:08 AM
You can find more from Stephen Desper about this show here:



"Mike Comments on Czechoslovakia at the Lucerna Great Hall in Prague"

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.0.html
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: March 26, 2021, 12:52:21 PM
Chuck Britz Interview - Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys - 1 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utygANVEPog
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: March 26, 2021, 05:03:46 AM
'nother one from Facebook:

25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bought on: March 24, 2021, 08:13:20 AM
Just saw that a recent birthday post for Mike Love on the Wrecking Crew FB page devolved into a mess of profanity, arguments, and general bad vibes in the comments section to the point it got taken down by the admins, who posted a follow-up explanation. I did not see the original post which got removed, just the follow up discussions.

I found it interesting because part of the new IAG deal involves marketing, and presumably trying to reshape or rebrand the band and its image to continue marketing them and the music into the future and giving them a better public image, making them more visible (and marketable) moving forward. It made me wonder how this issue on display at the Wrecking Crew FB page will be addressed, if at all, regarding the negative opinions floating around the internet for several decades now. Some attempts to change those opinions have failed in the past, mostly because it seemed the tactic was to try denigrating or even attacking Brian Wilson in order to boost up Mike's profile and resume, and some involved what looked like deliberate attempts to overstate Mike's credits. A lot of those were squarely the fault of those people who tried to do those things, perhaps not realizing that knocking someone's legacy or trying to smear them outright in order to boost another really does not work with most of the general public outside of the political arena.

It will be an interesting task at hand if that element even gets addressed, and what steps may be taken to lessen it in the future, but I can't see how it would not be on the table in terms of a global marketing and rebranding plan worth millions when there seems to be an elephant in the room.



I think the best (and yet most unlikely) to put the focus on the great work each BB has done. That of course includes Mike's great vocals and hooklines (and imo to a lesser extent his better lyrics). A documentary or a book has to talk about the personal stuff of course, but when it comes to PR I guess you can focus on the musical part.
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