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« Reply #75 on: December 01, 2016, 07:48:45 AM »


& 2 by my favorite band NRBQ:

"Ridin' In My Car" (their most well-known song, later She & Him covered it)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmOkALMR28
"I Like That Girl"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CBTtAXsOI
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Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
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« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2016, 03:43:01 PM »

Richie valens- we belong together
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The platters- the great pretender
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the animals- its my life
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« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2016, 07:00:25 PM »

Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.
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« Reply #78 on: December 02, 2016, 12:46:38 AM »

Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.


I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno
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« Reply #79 on: December 02, 2016, 08:04:27 PM »

Do you like their work with Carl Perkins?


Carl Perkins & NRBQ - Sorry Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13CGQlK7Qco
I've got their album, it's good. Iirc, they didn't tour, just studio work. But NRBQ is revered band, fans the likes of Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, even Bob Dylan.

I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.
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« Reply #80 on: December 03, 2016, 02:35:34 AM »

Another NYGG hit from '63 (sorry folks). It's the decidedly spooky "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" by The Jaynetts, with a wonderful trick fade. This is the version you want, with organ (unfortunately with a silly image----The Jaynetts were African-American):

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« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2016, 05:19:49 AM »

I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno
They usually don't perform/record with other musicians but there is album they did with Skeeter Davis in 1985 "She Sings, They Play". Preview track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiDmpb0L81Q

At one point, they backed John Sebastian to join sing LS hits. Like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2opBZonEMG0

& here is their original Christmas song "Christmas Wish" with tasteful arrangements as usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwMCGaNzdvM


I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.
Al BBs fan? I knew that Tom was. & Terry said in interview the songs he write with falsetto bring to mind BW but it's not influenced by BW & that whilst it's nice thing to say, he'd try to avoid it. Not sure about Spampinato bros. But the band as diverse as BBs & they got really good singers ( except the drummer? iirc he did sing live). Did you buy recent 50 year boxset? "High Noon", 5 CDs.
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« Reply #82 on: December 03, 2016, 01:08:19 PM »

I could do a few days' worth on 1966 alone. I voted it the best year in rock during a radio station poll last year. I forgot what year actually won the poll.

Here is a sublimely great record, "Mr. Dieingly Sad" by The Critters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLRR5dtY3jM

Oh yes! Lovely record. I preferred their version of "A Younger Girl" to the Spoonful's...

Thanks for reminding me of that Outsiders song. I bought their follow-up ("Girl In Love") when it was released. It must be one of the saddest songs I've ever heard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0uPRvUEYg

As for 1966 as a whole, I couldn't agree more. (Others opt for '65 or even '67 but I don't buy that.) What an incredible year for music!
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« Reply #83 on: December 03, 2016, 04:54:33 PM »

I don't know very much of them; I like their sound.
But I remember this one as well:


Baby, Let's Play House - Michael Hutchence & NRBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMkugo1Bmno
They usually don't perform/record with other musicians but there is album they did with Skeeter Davis in 1985 "She Sings, They Play". Preview track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiDmpb0L81Q

At one point, they backed John Sebastian to join sing LS hits. Like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2opBZonEMG0

& here is their original Christmas song "Christmas Wish" with tasteful arrangements as usual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwMCGaNzdvM


I recall Al Anderson saying he wrote "Ridin' in My Car" after listening to "The Beach Boys Today."  Was always a big "Q" fan.  Terry's new version (without Joey -- Sacre Bleu!) is good too.  Here's a band influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Lovin' Spoonful; Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, and  Jerry Lee Lewis; the three Stooges...got out records by Skeeter Davis, the Shaggs, and other "outsider" music -- you get the picture!  For my money at their best at their poppiest or when they're groovin' in orbit -- most of the time with their magic golden era rhythm section.
Al BBs fan? I knew that Tom was. & Terry said in interview the songs he write with falsetto bring to mind BW but it's not influenced by BW & that whilst it's nice thing to say, he'd try to avoid it. Not sure about Spampinato bros. But the band as diverse as BBs & they got really good singers ( except the drummer? iirc he did sing live). Did you buy recent 50 year boxset? "High Noon", 5 CDs.

Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.
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« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2016, 05:18:52 PM »

On looking up the NRBQ box set I was led to "The Flat Five," two members of which are in the current no-Spaminato NRBQ.  There are mostly just live videos on youTube (including takes of "Let Him Run Wild" and "Kites are Fun"), but some amazing vocals and great tunes.  Some reminiscent of prime Wondermints as a first impression.
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« Reply #85 on: December 04, 2016, 09:41:04 PM »

Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.
Cool you got to see them! They're fun to see in youtube but in flesh might be better. Agreed about Terry, "bizarre" is right way to describe him. I like his piano style & eccentric stage behavior. I read that they don't keep setlist, rather perform random choices given what the crowd likes at this particular gig. Is it true? Have you got any recollections from some of the shows? Funny banter etc. Did you get them to sign the autographs?

Here's the link to box set info: http://americansongwriter.com/2016/10/nrbq-high-noon-a-50-year-restrospective/

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Their vids were posted in the BBs Media topic "The Rolling BBs covers thread". That's where I discovered them. Didn't know some of the band is in NRBQ line-up. Thanks for telling. Nice covers.
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« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2016, 07:17:29 PM »

Yeah, Tommy was the big BW fan, not sure of the others.  Didn't know about the box set until you mentioned it.   I owned all their LPs through "Gotta Be Loose" or so -- part way through the Johnny era.  Saw them a number of times in various forms -- always great, often transcendent.  Terry is maybe a genius of the 88's and probably one of the most charismatic live performers I've ever witnessed -- in his own bizarre way.  But he was at his best in the classic line up.
Cool you got to see them! They're fun to see in youtube but in flesh might be better. Agreed about Terry, "bizarre" is right way to describe him. I like his piano style & eccentric stage behavior. I read that they don't keep setlist, rather perform random choices given what the crowd likes at this particular gig. Is it true? Have you got any recollections from some of the shows? Funny banter etc. Did you get them to sign the autographs?

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Their vids were posted in the BBs Media topic "The Rolling BBs covers thread". That's where I discovered them. Didn't know some of the band is in NRBQ line-up. Thanks for telling. Nice covers.

1st time i saw them was promoting "Scraps" and opening for BB King, soon after Al joined but before Tommy and they still had the lead singer Frankie Galder.  Last time was about a dozen years ago with Johnny.  And both those times were excellent.  Saw the "classic" Al Anderson/Tommy Ardolino/Joey Spaminato/Terry Adams version about a half dozen times and  they were always great -- sometimes a little sloppy but when they hit the note they hit the note.  Best was likely at the Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill NC promoting "At Yankee Stadium" in the summer of '78.  With Tommy they just swung and it opened my mind to that concept.  Funny bit they did (among others) was  in the middle Terry yells "Union  Break!" and they stop playing, sit down, someone lights a cig, someone opens a sandwich, they shoot the sh*t among themselves for about 5 minutes and then Terry yells "back to work!" and they start playing again!

I've always been reluctant to approach my heroes. About 8 years ago Terry sat in with and old buddy of mine's band in South Fla (where he lives I believe).  There were maybe 25 people there but I got the "don't talk  to me' vibe from him.  So I didn't.  If I'd ever seen Tommy I would have definitely pulled his coat.
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1st time i saw them was promoting "Scraps" and opening for BB King, soon after Al joined but before Tommy and they still had the lead singer Frankie Galder.  Last time was about a dozen years ago with Johnny.  And both those times were excellent.  Saw the "classic" Al Anderson/Tommy Ardolino/Joey Spaminato/Terry Adams version about a half dozen times and  they were always great -- sometimes a little sloppy but when they hit the note they hit the note.  Best was likely at the Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill NC promoting "At Yankee Stadium" in the summer of '78.  With Tommy they just swung and it opened my mind to that concept.  Funny bit they did (among others) was  in the middle Terry yells "Union  Break!" and they stop playing, sit down, someone lights a cig, someone opens a sandwich, they shoot the sh*t among themselves for about 5 minutes and then Terry yells "back to work!" and they start playing again!

I've always been reluctant to approach my heroes. About 8 years ago Terry sat in with and old buddy of mine's band in South Fla (where he lives I believe).  There were maybe 25 people there but I got the "don't talk  to me' vibe from him.  So I didn't.  If I'd ever seen Tommy I would have definitely pulled his coat.
Frankie is such good singer, too bad he quit. Definitely best singer during any line-up change. Envious you got to see him. "Scraps" is very good, it differs in style with their 60s album. I read that Tommy was big fan & would go to their shows after them & that's how he got the place & easy to get along with. Is it true?

Thanks for sharing blast from the past, everybody in the band seemed to get Terry's humor & they're funny too! Do you know is there definitive book written about or by NRBQ?

Maybe Terry was tired? Bad timing. If you met him the right time different city he could be in the mood to sign the autograph. Smiley
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« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2016, 03:35:57 AM »

Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

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

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
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« Reply #89 on: December 06, 2016, 04:51:08 AM »

Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

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

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
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« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2016, 06:01:45 AM »

Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

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

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
I can answer 3D - it's Johnnie Johnson.

Thanks!

Found this handy list for Leake:

http://www.crlf.de/ChuckBerry/cbdb/musician/103-LEAKEELLIS.html

Johnson's isn't there, apparently because it's too long.  Grin
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« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2016, 08:22:07 PM »

didn't see Darlene Love mentioned in this thread.     To me, she is the greatest voice of the era.   and those songs were written by some of the best New York song writers of the era.  Yes, That crazy -uck Spector gets a lot of credit, and the Wrecking Crew was THE best, but Darlene was the heart and soul of that sound (apologies to Ronnie fans).    and she still has that voice and energy.  Drove 500 miles to see her Christmas show last year.    He's a Rebel. 1963.  he's Sure the Boy I Love, Today I met The Boy I' m Gonna Marry......This is the stuff that transports me to that place in my head that still resides in the year before the Beatles hit.  Sweet stuff indeed.  Glad you folks are out there to share these memories.   
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« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2016, 03:31:23 AM »

Heard this yesterday on a Dutch rock'n'roll website. It proves once again that two minutes is quite long enough in the hands of a master!

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

Would that be Johnnie Johnson on the dazzling piano work or Lafayette Leake? Rocker will probably know...
I can answer 3D - it's Johnnie Johnson.

Thanks!

Found this handy list for Leake:

http://www.crlf.de/ChuckBerry/cbdb/musician/103-LEAKEELLIS.html

Johnson's isn't there, apparently because it's too long.  Grin



That's interesting! I wouldn't have known...
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« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2016, 03:48:38 AM »

This is the stuff that transports me to that place in my head that still resides in the year before the Beatles hit.  Sweet stuff indeed.  Glad you folks are out there to share these memories.   

Glad to oblige, donald. Yes, that pre-British Invasion year gave us all some great American music, some of the best ever.

Here's Darlene in festive mood. Magnificent!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8x7H3DD8Y 
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« Reply #94 on: December 13, 2016, 03:19:42 PM »

Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra's "Some Velvet Morning" is such a strange yet compelling duet (Slowdive did a great cover):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4
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« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2016, 09:35:12 PM »

The only song I know by Nancy is the boring "The boots are made for walkin'". Can't believe it was hit. The clip for the song is meh, what with dorky dancing, some would laugh if they see it.
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« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2016, 09:38:36 AM »

Here in all it's beauty, Elvis' undubbed, unedited 1971 recording of "Merry Christmas baby". Love it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsfBhw7ZkC8
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« Reply #97 on: December 24, 2016, 03:31:30 AM »

My apologies if this one has been linked here already.

"Along Comes Mary" is yet another fantastic song from 1966, far and away my favourite by The Association:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lba1JnNiyBY
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« Reply #98 on: December 24, 2016, 12:37:47 PM »

My apologies if this one has been linked here already.

"Along Comes Mary" is yet another fantastic song from 1966, far and away my favourite by The Association:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lba1JnNiyBY

Okay to link it again!  I'm a fairly big Association fan - a few of the albums on vinyl, including the Good-bye Columbus soundtrack.  On Cd I have the 2-disc Rhino which covers a lot of ground.

You picked the 45 version.  They did this really great live, too.  Was lucky enough to see them a couple of times in the late sixties.  Got to meet them!  Everybody that came to my hometown stayed at the Holiday Inn, so there was no hiding.  My very favorite song by them as well. 

Merry Christmas, John.
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« Reply #99 on: December 24, 2016, 01:00:28 PM »

Oh, Along Comes Mary!
Remember hearing it as a 9 year old, wondering "what were they singing"? And had to assume that it was about drugs.
I liked the song anyway.

As I posted earlier, my favorite song of 1966 was GOK. In 1967 it was "Pretty Ballerina" by the Left Banke. Can't remember what my favorite was for 1968 - that was a WEIRD, HORRIBLE year.

Here's my favorite song of 1969. Being a fan of this song branded me as my school's official Oddball.
Still love it today - A Salty Dog by Procol Harum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOj3kJKy-_U

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