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  2. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Melinda - soundstage - some love for this performance!

    I pictured something like Breakdown, on album it's just over two minutes I think but live became something else; I think a short but powerful studio version of Melinda would've been a neat contrast to the live version. Moooooot now though. cheers
  3. TomFest

    Photo of the Day IV: Don't it feel like Heaven

    Been reading a long thread elsewhere about that day. It seems the BBC cutaway from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers right when they started "American Girl". Nice work.
  4. Big Blue Sky

    Photo of the Day IV: Don't it feel like Heaven

    1985 ... looks like they set up a photo booth behind the scenes at Live Aid & Farm Aid!!!
  5. Big Blue Sky

    Melinda - soundstage - some love for this performance!

    Makes sense to me, MJ's2ndLD. They talk so often about how guitarists needs to play for the song & they did that for such a giant proportion of their music. On other hand, maybe all that restraint & tastefulness exists alongside a desire to let rip occasionally in glorious jam sessions. Best of both worlds!
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  7. martin03345

    Melinda - soundstage - some love for this performance!

    They can put it on an album in jam form. Its not like their stuff since 1999 was getting any real radio play
  8. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Melinda - soundstage - some love for this performance!

    I'm fine with live only versions. If they did a studio track I'd be all right with a tight version of the song, under three minutes with a brief but memorable solo from Benmont. I could be wrong but the song much like Two Men Talking struck me as a live jamming vehicle. Something like It's Good To Be King turned into a jam song in the live setting but Two Men Talking and Melinda felt like they were written precisely to be jams, if that makes sense. cheers
  9. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    I interviewed Benmont Tench!

    Good job! That was a fun read, thanks for sharing. cheers
  10. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    Unheard Song From The Mojo Sessions?

    Thanks for sharing this. They certainly enjoy playing these types of songs and the similarity to Green Onions is there. I feel like this type of tune in a live setting is a welcome excuse to let Benmont or Mike or both show off their amazing talent. Having one musician of their caliber in a band is something but two? A piano player who can play virtually any style or song, from classical to jazz to pop-rock? Then you got Mr. Campbell with his ability to shred or play the perfect tasteful notes? That's quite the confluence of talent in one band. And that's not to shortchange the others of course. cheers
  11. Shelter

    Wilburys

    Yes, wow.. it's been a while since I saw this particular video. Kinda better than the song.. haha! And golly, I had forgot how many of the 90ish celebs they parade through it. Some of them quite obscure admittedly, but it seems many wanted to be part of it. No wonder.
  12. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    It is fun spinning these, and most of them I'm hearing for the first time. The "B" sides, for sure I've never heard. There were a lot of hits in here obviously, but they were being played on radio stations I wasn't listening to. I'm enjoying looking them up and putting them in the context of the times. By late '73 when a lot of these are from, I was in a different place musically, and I had also discovered weed, and bought an electric guitar and amp. I went from "pop" to "rock". My world was never the same again. 😁
  13. Big Blue Sky

    Wilburys

    2:10 is a rather fine moment... Bob Dylan in a hooded cape & black leather gloves! 😀
  14. Big Blue Sky

    Wilburys

    Have you all seen this version of the Wilbury Twist music video? Released on official Travelling Wilburys you tube channel. Says it's the original version!
  15. nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    7/22/19 The Yardbirds
  16. Shelter

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Great project this, TomFest! Very entertaining to fellow your journey though the pile, thanks!
  17. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    ^ Nope, never had a jukebox myself. They were always more expensive than I wanted to (or could afford to) pay for. Hey - we're more than half-way through the pile now.... Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 9 Clarence Carter - "Slipped, Tripped, And Fell In Love" b/w "I Hate To Love And Run". This made #25 on the R&B charts in 1971. A couple of releases after "Patches" which is his biggest hit. This is a nice toon also, and the "B" side is very bluesy. I love blues. 2 thumbs up. Frijid Pink - "House Of The Rising Sun" b/w "Drivin' Blues". This is from 1970 and was just before my record buying career was about to start. For me, The Animals own this song. But these guys took this version to #7 in the US, and as high as #1 in other countries. Four Tops - "Sweet Understanding Love" b/w "Main Street People". This got to #10 on the R&B charts in 1973. I don't know it. By this time in late 1973 I wasn't listening to AM radio anymore. It was FM rock radio 100% of the time. Skylark - "Wildflower" b/w "The Writing's On The Wall". An easy listening kind of thing that was not for me in '73. Still isn't, apparently. Made the top 10 in the US, and #1 in Canada. Bill Withers - "Friend Of Mine" b/w "Lonely Town, Lonely Street". Only made #80 in the US top 100 in 1973. I remember I had "Lean On Me" from a couple of years earlier. Probably had "Ain't No Sunshine" too. Hey, the Heartbreakers covered Bill Withers at the Fillmore! Seals & Crofts - "Unborn Child" b/w "Ledges". This made #26 on the Adult Contemporary charts. I don't remember hearing this before, but it sounds just like them. Nice harmonies. The Osmonds - "Double Lovin'" b/w "Chilly Winds". Donny is I think 12 or so here and singing that high stuff. This song made it to #14 in 1971. I don't recognize it at all and I would have a been an AM radio junkie at the time. Anyway, this isn't very good. Next.....
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  19. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Do you have a jukebox?
  20. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    ^ Yeah, can't stay mad forever. <wink> This is reminding me of some Sunday's I used to spend doing nothing but spinning vinyl. The good old days..... Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 8 The Spinners - "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" b/w "Bad, Bad Weather". This only got to #91 in the US, and didn't chart anywhere else. The "B" side had been a single release 5 years earlier and did nothing. The Supremes - "Bad Weather" b/w "Oh Be My Love". This one barely cracked the top 100 anywhere in 1973. The Supremes - "I Guess I'll Miss The Man" b/w "Over And Over". This one actually preceeded the one above slightly, but also barely broke into the Billboard top 100. I guess it did make #17 on the "Adult Contemporary" chart. Tower Of Power - "So Very Hard To Go" b/w "Clean Slate". This is their biggest hit, and it got to #11 on the R&B charts, and #17 on the Billboard top 100. I didn't know it by name, but oh yeah, I remembered this when I heard it. This got a lot of airplay. Nice groove. Nice vocal. I like the "B" side too. Tower Of Power - "This Time It's Real" b/w "Soul Vaccination". The follow up to the above single. It peaked at #27 on the R&B charts. I didn't know it, but it's pretty swingin'. This is a horn band, and I like horns. The Raiders - "Birds Of A Feather" b/w "The Turkey". From 1971 and I guess they dropped the "Paul Revere &" part of the band name. This was the follow up to "Indian Reservation". I know I had that single, but not this one. Rose to #23 on Billboard Hot 100. (Spoiler alert - on the "B" side, the singer is The Turkey.) Doesn't sound like Mark Lindsay singing "The Turkey, but I don't know. The song is well named. T. Rex - "Jeepster" b/w "Rip Off". From 1971 also and this was a #2 hit in the UK and Ireland. It followed the #1 hit "Get It On". This stack of records seems to have a lot of songs that followed the big hit of the artist. I don't recall ever hearing this before. It didn't chart at all in the US. I'd almost guess it maybe wasn't released here, except I"m holding it in my hands. What does it mean "I'm just a jeepster for your love"? Never heard that phrase.
  21. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you're able to still find some fun through your cousin and reminisce about good memories. cheers
  22. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 7 Smokey Robinson & The MIracles - "I Don't Blame You At All" b/w "That Girl". Top 20 in the US and UK in 1970. I don't recall ever hearing it. It was the follow up to "Tears Of A Clown" which was #1 everywhere. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - "Bless You" b/w "Hope I Don't Get My Heart Broke". Top 40 in the UK, but peaked at #53 in the U.S in 1971. I don't recall hearing it, but it's a snappy little thing. Both sides, actually. Nice. The Temptations - "Let Your Hair Down" b/w "Ain't No Justice". Went to #1 on the US R&B charts in 1973. Just about everything these guys do gets my feet moving. Really true of most of the Motown stuff. This is no different. I remember I bought the 45 of "Ball Of Confusion" a couple of years earlier. Great tune. Gladys Knight & The Pips - "I've Got To Use My Imagination" b/w "I Can See Clearly Now". Also went to #1 on the US R&B charts in 1973, and #4 on the Pop chart. This was the follow up to "Midnight Train To Georgia which was also a #1. The "B" side was a big hit for Johnny Nash. That's the version we all probably know. Glady's Knight & The Pips - "Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" b/w "For Once In My Life". Also 1973 but a different label - "Soul" records. The other was "Buddah" records. I don't recall ever hearing it before, but it went to #2 on the R&B charts. Marvin Gaye - "Inner CIty Blues" b/w "Wholy Holy". This went to #10 in the US Pop chart, and #1 on the R&B charts in 1971. The 3rd single from the massive "What's Going On" album. Turns out we have a lot of Motown (and associated labels), R&B and Funk here in this stack of records.
  23. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Vinyl Sunday continues.....(since my wife ditched me for the weekend) Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 6 Aretha Franklin - "Angel" b/w "Sister From Texas". This was a #1 hit on the R&B charts. I don't think it got much play on rock radio. I don't recall ever hearing it. What a voice she had. Aretha Franklin - "Until You Come Back To Me" b/w "If You Don't Think". Also a #1 on the R&B charts in 1973 for Aretha. Both songs beautifully sung again. The Isley Brothers - "It's Your Thing" b/w "Don't Give It Away". This is from 1969 and ranks in Rolling Stone magazine top 500 all time. Everyone must know this one. John Kay - "Easy Evil" b/w "Dance To My Song". This looks like the last of 3 singles that he put out solo outside of Steppenwolf. Didn't crack the top 100 in the U.S. Carole King - "Been To Canaan" b/w "Bitter With The Sweet". This went to #1 in the U.S "Easy Listening" chart and #24 in the Hot 100. Stevie Wonder - "If You Really Love Me" b/w "Think Of Me As Your Soldier". A top 10 song on all of the US charts in 1971, but doesn't seem to do much elsewhere. Marvin Gaye - "You Sure Love To Ball" b/w "Just To Keep You Satisfied". Hit #50 on the US top 100, but got to #13 on the R&B chart. I don't think I'd heard this before, but he sure had a great voice. Grapevine, anyone?
  24. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 5 Jim Croce - "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" b/w "Photographs And Memories". His first single. I was and still am a huge fan. I bought my first acoustic guitar because of Jim Croce. Then died that summer of '73. Huge bummer. Three Dog Night - "Joy To The World" b/w "I Can Hear You Calling". This is one I'm pretty sure I did have. The song was from 1971 and was a #1 hit in America. Huge amount of radio play, obviously. Tommy James (and the Shondells?) - "Draggin' The Line" b/w "Church Street Sould Revival". Another record I'm certain that I owned. This one puts me right back in my old bedroom with my lunchbox record player. There's a great DVD of Tommy James at the Bottom Line in NYC recorded sometime in the 2,000's. Highly recommended. Three Dog Night - "Shambala" b/w "Our "B" Side". Another huge hit for them, and all over the radio at the time. I had a few of their singles, but not this one. Played the "B" side just to see what kind of silly business had a title like that. I was right. Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Claire" b/w "Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-day". "Claire" was a #1 hit for him in 1972, and the "B" side apparently had done well earlier - #8 in the UK, and #1 in Ireland. I can't remember if I had this one. I know I had the 45 of "Alone Again, Naturally". Mocedades - "Eres Tu". Another from 1973 and I do remember it. We sang it in my High School Spanish class. It got a fair amount of radio airplay. Top 10 around the world.
  25. MaryJanes2ndLastDance

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Queen's of the Stone Age: Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  26. Shelter

    Benmont's Summer Tour 2019

    The air vibrating with those certain Tenchy tunes.. you know 'em..
  27. TomFest

    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Cousin Mike's 45's - volume 4 Wilson Pickett - "Funky Broadway" b/w "I'm Sorry About That". Was never really a Wilson Pickett fan but this was a #1 on R&B charts and top 10 in the pop charts. Come to think of it, I've played a number of his songs over the years, so maybe I was a fan after all. Todd Rundgren - "Hello It's Me". Another staple of FM radio back then. Kind of got sick of it, actually. I wasn't a fan of his. Then I heard he had words with John Lennon and I really didn't like him. HA! Of course John was no angel, but hey - he's a Beatle. King Floyd - "Baby Let Me Kiss You" b/w "Please Don't Leave Me Lonely". Didn't recognize either song before or after playing them. I know that voice though. 'Groove Me" was a big hit. I think The Blues Brothers covered it. Steely Dan - "Show Biz Kids" b/w "Razor Boy". Good tune. I had a couple of earlier Steely Dan 45's but by the summer of '73 I wasn't buying 45's anymore very much. I guess that helps explain why I had very few of these in my own collection. The Band - "Get Up Jake" b/w "Ain't Got No Home". I love this tune and my band plays it sometimes. But a bit of a strange single release. The mono version of "Get Up Jake" from the live "Rock Of Ages" album, paired with the stereo version of "Ain't Got No Home" from the "Moondog Matinee" album. And there are 2 of this record in the stack - both on the Capitol Records "orange" label again - which makes sense for the era. But why 2 of these? Some background...........Cousin Mike and I pretty much grew up together. Our Mom's were sisters and best friends, and we played on the same Pee-Wee baseball team at ages 9 and 7 (I was 2 years older) and were thick as thieves pretty much ever since. We started our first band together and we were still playing music together when he passed at age 51 in what you might call "death by misadventure". Anyway.......we're walking, we're walking....
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