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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian music this Friday ? on: Yesterday at 11:22:26 AM
My guess is that this wasn't a projected album as such but probably grew out of Brian just spending some time during the pandemia. Maybe he showed his kids how to play some of his songs and it went from there.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: Yesterday at 10:53:11 AM
Thanks for your replies, guys! I'm afraid I sounded more desparate than I wanted to. All is fine. I'm very happy with getting the two-disc set (the store was closed today, so I'll go tomorrow during my lunch break). A friend of mine bought the five disc set (I think it has even been delivered already), so I will hear the "missing" songs.
But thanks again Smiley
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 19, 2021, 12:52:45 PM
Guys and gals, I'm going to buy the two-disc set tomorrow. Originally I wanted to get the five disc set, mainly because it has that killer live version of "It's about Time" on it. But I have to spend money on some other things in the coming weeks and therefore the 90 € for the set would be too much. I will be fine with the two discs, won't I?   Smiley
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles on: September 19, 2021, 01:44:55 AM
Four More Tracks Debut From The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be Special Edition’

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/beatles-four-more-tracks-let-it-be-special-edition/?fbclid=IwAR0cfBUNqCUscxAB-nDo6bhJdvECm4IpK9NuN4laUnf_Hhfd4bXuJ3xOXWg
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rest in Peace, Don Everly on: September 17, 2021, 05:53:29 AM
Discovering An Everly Brothers Lost Recording

https://www.iowapublicradio.org/arts-life/2021-09-13/discovering-an-everly-brothers-lost-recording?utm_source=social&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=IPR_Socials_Shares&fbclid=IwAR0LUw14Sastz70bYudNRy4LAZPiuN8oyOCXJCfqw40ZEecm36UcbTr86LM



6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Norm Macdonald on: September 15, 2021, 07:26:19 AM
I love his Burt Reynolds impersonation. R.I.P.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley on: September 14, 2021, 11:51:58 AM
Elvis Presley - Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Audio)

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




Elvis Presley - Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Lyric Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOZz1lZqHXs

What's your thoughts on this track?


Well, it's ok but I'm not blown away. I love the strings on the master take, especially the lonesome violin, so I miss those.
But as with so many of the '71 recordings, Elvis doesn't go the extra mile, therefore staying behind the song's potential. If this was 1970 it would be a totally different story. But let's face it, for the most part 1971 was not a particularly strong year when it comes to studio recordings. There are some very good ones but not enough to justify the release of such a boxset imo.

What do you think?
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley on: September 10, 2021, 11:16:23 AM
Elvis Presley - Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Audio)

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




Elvis Presley - Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Lyric Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOZz1lZqHXs
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: September 07, 2021, 01:20:49 PM
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







Mine Was a Bit Different From the Rest... | 2021 Gibson Slim Harpo Lovell ES-330 Review + Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQZcxOH6rGY
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 07, 2021, 11:28:08 AM
That's very cool news!

I gotta ask this about "Marcella": Is this the master take? To me it sounds different to the master but maybe there was more work done for that. The "ooohhhh" in the beginning made me wonder at first if this is the vocal track for the "In Concert" version, but I guess it isn't.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Faces reunion on: September 06, 2021, 01:39:11 PM
Faces have recorded 14 new songs since reforming

https://www.uncut.co.uk/news/faces-have-recorded-14-new-songs-since-reforming-133417/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rest in Peace, Don Everly on: September 05, 2021, 10:15:46 AM


Beautiful!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The evolution of the Beach Boys as backing vocalists (As heard on Feel Flows) on: September 04, 2021, 08:35:14 AM
Speaking of Mike's great bass singing in this era...SOULFUL OLD MAN SUNSHINE just rules - jeesh, what great vocal performances from all of them, and Mike's lower-than-low bass singing on this one just slays me every time!


There's a lot of arguing in Beach Boys and music fans world about Mike's abilities as a lyricist. Many want to think of Brian and Mike as an eye-to-eye composer-team. Although Mike wrote some really, really good lyrics, I don't think of him as being one of the great lyricist of Rock and Roll. It looks like this is the role that Mike sees himself in, though. Others argue about his role as frontman in the band and want to brand him one of Rock's best. That's stuff you can debate on and have different opinions. But when it comes to singing like Mike Love, there's just no one who could do stuff like him. Not only leads but also, as mentioned in this thread, as a backing vocalist. Just the pure sound of his voice is gold. The man did some incredible vocal work. I may even think that if everyone would concentrate about his vocal work instead of his lyrics, stage antics or whatever, there may be a lot less disagreement about his persona.



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1.  Mike really goes for it on bass vocals.
 adding rhythmic interest like on San Miguel, or just being Mike at his most unhinged on Got to know the Woman (with those descending mmmmmmms into his hoo-mao-maos), he's at the top of his game.  Letting him add his awesome doo-wop bass vocalist influences through his unique lens almost always ends well.




Those are the two songs that I had to think about as well. Let's not forget "Celebrate the News".
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 04, 2021, 07:56:16 AM
Dear Brother


I thought that one was saved for the SIP sessions set  Grin
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A new 'Take A Load Off Your Feet' video on YouTube for 'Surf's Up' Big 5-0 on: September 02, 2021, 09:26:29 AM
Always a pleasure to watch your videos. And a nice idea to use Bigfoot.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rest in Peace, Don Everly on: September 01, 2021, 09:56:34 AM
RIP Don Everly from The Everly Brothers & Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones


Normans Rare Guitars
We lost two tremendous musical icons, the great Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones and Don Everly from the greatest vocal duo of all time The Everly Brothers. In honor of these loses, Norm, Lemmo and Nick do their own rendition of “All I Have To Do Is Dream”. Rest In Peace and we're sending our love to all their families!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8TwI7HZXk0
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 01, 2021, 09:43:26 AM
Speaking of Take A Load Off Your Feet...that live track from the '93 "unplugged" set is killing me with those organ fills! It sounds like they invited Al Kooper to play organ that night and told him "just play what you played for Dylan"  LOL Smokin

I would love some more complete releases of that '93 unplugged material, that was a total curveball for the live band at that time, and there are some terrific performances to be heard from various shows on that tour. That's when those cuts were even deeper than they would seem now.


Did they always play the same rare songs during the "unplugged" set on that tour as heard on the NYC recording?
It's great to hear them perform "Wonderful" a. o. but imo the electric keyboard sounds unfortunately haven't aged very well.







Do we know what if any participation Marilyn had vocally? Sounds like she is on Feel Flows backing, or am I mistaken?

I think so, too. The lead up to the chorus sounds like Carl, Brian and Marylin to me.

That'd be Carl, Diane and Marilyn.


Two out of three ain't that bad for my limited ability to pick out single voices, so I take it.  Wink Thanks!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 01, 2021, 09:18:26 AM
Do we know what if any participation Marilyn had vocally? Sounds like she is on Feel Flows backing, or am I mistaken?

I think so, too. The lead up to the chorus sounds like Carl, Brian and Marylin to me.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brianisms Appreciation Thread on: September 01, 2021, 09:03:15 AM
I think Ray had a good sense of humour.

https://youtu.be/mKqIv-mH1D8



Probably:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1nOyaYkX5s
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 31, 2021, 10:31:42 AM
Susie Cinc , Back home- 7/3/76- Anaheim
Disney Girls- Blossom Music Center  6/11/82
This Whole World - Groton, Ct 6/19/88
Riot In Cellblock #9- Big Sur  Festival 10/3/1970
Its About Time- Fillmore East 6/27/1971
Surfs Up- Chicago 8/15/73
Take Good Care of Your Feet, Add Some Music To Your Day-  NYC- 11/26/93
Student Demonstration Time- Carnegie Hall 11/23/72
Long Promised Road- Carnegie Hall 11/23/72



Thank you, Mark! I tell you, I can't stop listening to "It's about Time". Carl's singing on the studio version is great already, but this live performance is breathtaking! What a singer!

Oh and let me add to all the thank yous and congratulations on the set! It sure looks and sounds like everything we could've hoped for when it comes to the Sunflower/Surf's Up era. I hope you guys know how much we fans appreciate that.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's about time - The Forgotten Song That Made The Beach Boys Cool Again on: August 30, 2021, 12:44:01 PM
With the release of "Feel Flows" I thought now would be as good a time as any to bring this article up again, in case someone hasn't read it.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 30, 2021, 12:05:56 PM
Just a random comment.  

These guys were obviously paying attention in the studio in the years prior to ‘69 and ‘70.  They picked up on the harmony stuff they’d heard/ performed with/from Brian. These vocals are what we will hear when we pass through the gates of heaven!


Absolutely! I may be wrong on this but I seem to remember reading that the vocal arrangements were done by Al, Bruce and Carl if Brian wasn't interested. It's incredible what they were capable of. But also the music tracks.


To anyone with the physical release: Could somebody give me the dates and places for the early 70s live performances?
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rest in Peace, Don Everly on: August 30, 2021, 10:46:23 AM
Being A Teenager In The 1950s Was Hard. The Everly Brothers Understood



https://www.npr.org/2021/08/28/1031846328/everly-brothers-don-phil-teenagers-rock-1950s-appreciation?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20210828&fbclid=IwAR0cOIaW4gn4ZMi-jJHZJhJjBtI4Ea8FV0rw41hMMQ-aQrE4IKhVRTNaSLQ&t=1630345476389


24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2021 Feel Flows World Tour Thread on: August 29, 2021, 10:19:33 AM
Another performance of "It's about Time", but with a tribute to Charlie Watts in the beginning.


The Beach Boys It's About Time Palace Theater Greensburg, Pa. 8-24-21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1EnWcDpr0
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2021 Feel Flows World Tour Thread on: August 28, 2021, 06:09:22 AM

I wonder if Mike & Co. will include any of Dennis's songs on the Feel flows world tour...


Well, they do have "Forever" and "It's about Time"  in their setlist.
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