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Title: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on March 20, 2020, 04:17:44 AM
Hi All

I hope everyone is okay in these worrying times.

If anybody is in isolation or lockdown then perhaps some music, TV or Film recommendations could be posted here.

So - for a start, look out for Mick Fleetwood and friends - A Celebration Of Peter Green. A concert at the London Palladium on 24th February 2020. There is some audience footage on You Tube but a full documentary in the works.
Honorable mention to Fleetwood Mac original, Jeremy Spencer's slide solo on the Sky Is Crying - "Once a blues man, always a blues man".


Stay safe and keep listening to great Music.


Tel
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on March 20, 2020, 05:05:26 AM
Should have added

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9umMzaMXsY4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9umMzaMXsY4)
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: happytrails on March 20, 2020, 02:00:13 PM
That's me alright no pub or gigs for 3 months.Funnily enough the last track I heard in my car yesterday was 30 days in a hole.
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Post by: happytrails on March 20, 2020, 02:02:37 PM
Lovely track.
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Post by: Nick Nation on March 20, 2020, 04:07:59 PM
Lovely track.

Makes you week in the knees...heh heh heh....

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Post by: Rob W on March 20, 2020, 07:50:21 PM
If I may suggest for you Facebook people, go to James Oliver (no, not Jamie Oliver) and view his q&a session. Man references include the lp cover of Revelation and his playing a few licks from Bananas, 7171 ((sort of), Ride and the View. Plays licks from Pete Green and all sorts of different styles. I'd never heard a guitar sounding like a banjo before. BB King, the list goes on. Amazing guitarist, lovely fella. Stevey Elsdon will be looking down proud.
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on March 25, 2020, 08:06:21 PM
As I mentioned on the Julie Felix thread (in General), her passing meant I dug through my collection of vinyl to locate a 1966 LP of hers and also came across an EP (what!) I had forgotten about.

I also found three albums by David (Days Of Pearly Spencer) McWilliams vinyls that I also had forgotten about and a box of 78's. (I probably have some more gems as well).

So I was wondering if anybody else had some hidden treasures that the world of Digital etc meant they had been filed under "Long Forgotten"?
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Campbell on April 03, 2020, 10:19:48 PM
Like most other people I now have a lot more time on my hands and found the Peter Green tribute show on Youtube.Certainly,I would have loved to have been there if only to see so many stars performing in 1 great show.
Highlight for me-Neil Finn doing "Man of the World"--superb.Also,Jeremy Spencer coming on and being introduced by Mick F     saying the last time I shared a stage with this man was 50 years ago--almost brought a tear to my eye   -then he plays The sky is crying    -just fantastic.
I was disappointed with the "Green Eyed Manalishi"---when I think of this tune I always think of Judas Priest at Live Aid and incredible it was--however at the Peter Green show the song sounded pretty weak and not together but I imagine if their is a DVD or whatever on the way  the final version will get cleaned up with overdubs or whatever.
I had never heard of Rick Vito before,what a fantastic guitarist ,when he is playing Black Magic Woman with the other fella--incredible.
Thanks for bringing this show to my attention Tel
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Rob W on April 03, 2020, 11:28:56 PM
Mention of Neil Finn. One of my more memorable gigs was Split Enz in 1977, at Hull University. It was their days of heavy make up and Noel designed suits, showcasing the Dizrythmia album. Great memories
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Campbell on April 04, 2020, 07:57:08 AM
AHHH Neil Finn--what a talent.I lived in NZ from 1979 until 1994.Split Enz were like the Beatles for New Zealanders.I think I saw them 8 times.""I Got You" got played to death on the radio over there.The 1st time I witnessed their show I remember Neil wore green tights on stage.I then saw Neil with NZ musicians a band called the Party Boysc in a tiny Wellington club,  where they mainly did covers from 60s bands which was fantastic.Subsequently I saw Crowded House twice.
I would have liked to have seen Fleetwood Mac with Neil .Of course after doing the Fleetwood Mac tour he presumably picked up a lot of money.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8159375/Crowded-House-singer-Neil-Finn-snaps-7million-four-bedroom-home-LAs-trendy-Los-Feliz.html
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Rob W on April 04, 2020, 11:54:39 AM
A $7m mansion in LA.

But is he happy

 ;D
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on April 05, 2020, 07:37:39 AM
Like most other people I now have a lot more time on my hands and found the Peter Green tribute show on Youtube.Certainly,I would have loved to have been there if only to see so many stars performing in 1 great show.
Highlight for me-Neil Finn doing "Man of the World"--superb.Also,Jeremy Spencer coming on and being introduced by Mick F     saying the last time I shared a stage with this man was 50 years ago--almost brought a tear to my eye   -then he plays The sky is crying    -just fantastic.
I was disappointed with the "Green Eyed Manalishi"---when I think of this tune I always think of Judas Priest at Live Aid and incredible it was--however at the Peter Green show the song sounded pretty weak and not together but I imagine if their is a DVD or whatever on the way  the final version will get cleaned up with overdubs or whatever.
I had never heard of Rick Vito before,what a fantastic guitarist ,when he is playing Black Magic Woman with the other fella--incredible.
Thanks for bringing this show to my attention Tel

No problem, there's also a Richard Thompson "from his front room show" and he does a version of Now Be Thankful which was a Fairport single but not on an album until the remastered Full House! That was a nice surprise. I suspect if this situation continues we will get a few more of these.

Rick Vito was briefly a member of Fleetwood Mac on the Behind The Mask album (In between one of Lyndsey Buckingham's hissy fits). He left before the next album, Time where he was replaced by Dave Mason.

Neil Finn got the FM slot after Buckingham's latest hissy fit along with Mike Campbell who was Tom Petty's right hand man for years.

By the way I hear John Prine is in a bad way because of Coronavirus.
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on April 05, 2020, 07:39:23 AM
A $7m mansion in LA.

But is he happy

 ;D

Probably happier than being locked down in a flat in Colchester. It gets to something when the highlight of the week is a trip to Asda.......
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Rob W on April 05, 2020, 06:24:06 PM
A $7m mansion in LA.

But is he happy

 ;D

Probably happier than being locked down in a flat in Colchester. It gets to something when the highlight of the week is a trip to Asda.......

You're not on your own there. Was only saying the other day, my social life is the weekly trip to Tesco and popping into the office couple of nights a week to do a few bits and bobs. Mind you, much like normal come to think of it
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Post by: Campbell on April 10, 2020, 06:55:40 PM
Neil Finn with Rick Vito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rXCLwpep30
Title: Re: Keep Safe!
Post by: Tel on April 11, 2020, 07:39:16 PM
Neil Finn with Rick Vito https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rXCLwpep30


Thanks Campbell. That song is a bit of a choker for me. My old mate "Thirsty" Del Langley used to sing this so beautifully and a recording was played at his funeral. But a great performance by both of them. I can't wait for the proper Documentary with the concert, to hit whatever medium is ends up on.

I saw Greeny with The Splinter Group about 20 years ago and he would only do it has an instrumental. I actually went to the gig not expecting much from Peter but he was on magnificent form and even did a meet and greet afterwards. He was happy to chat and sign autographs but was carefully watched by the other band members. Just in case it got a bit too overwhelming I assume.

Also on Youtube is a performance of Black Magic Woman by Santana with Peter as a special guest. Worth checking out, I think it's from the Rock'n'Roll hall of fame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMrU8qcbs8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMrU8qcbs8)