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donaldhp
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:55:01 PM
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He was the one act I missed so anyone who did see him
please give me their thoughts.
Thanks,
Don
ScottM
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 12:32:43 AM
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It was great to see him, but as I think it was put in another thread, it was basically an hour long jam with Drive By Truckers. So I guess I'd say good and enjoyable, but not one of those sets that people will be saying "I can't believe you missed it" about.
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By theloneranger at 2009-04-17

After much suspense,the man walked on stage to sit down at the keyboards,and at that time I was under a delusion that some musicans with a bit of flair might join him.

To my horror who should appear but the DBTs.

I cringed, took my earplugs out,and the dreadful sounds started.

I watched the grunge band with B T as an appendage on the organ.

Is nothing sacred ?

I suppose a man has to have a job,but with those guys ???

I endured four songs,and as he started to talk about his mother,I had to leave.

I wrestled with staying on to hear a token classic hit,but what the hell ?

After seeing those two marvellous gigs by Georgie Fame with the Aussie jazz musicans at a previous Bluesfest,I knew there was no point.

I was not going to get a version of "Green Onions " like the one that remained in my head for days afterwards.

I knew any classics would simply be murdered.


By theloneranger at 2009-04-17

To me it was a fall in grace from the halycon days of the past...


By theloneranger at 2009-04-17

OK I know Otis has been dead for 40 Years,but if Georgie can still make a crust out of what he is doing.....


By theloneranger at 2009-04-17

I am pleased I ventured to another tent...I ended up at a very fufilling gig.

I sympathise with those who felt a sense of duty not to abandon him...someone had to stay there....

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
arbee0
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:00:37 AM
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Wow Patrick, tell us what you REALLY think about the Truckers!
But I have to agree on a couple of points - Georgie Fame's Green Onions remains one of my all time greatest Bluesfest moments - and, (probably for different reasons than yours), I also couldn't really get into the Booker T gig either (although it was a hell of a lot better than the set I saw with the MGs at Montreux 07).
But I was glad I stayed till the end when they segued from a funky version of Tom Waits' Get Behind The Mule into Green Onions which I thought rocked! - the guitarist (guitarists?) really took it somewhere else that Steve Cropper never did.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:08:05 PM
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Arbee...the Truckers were a hard rockband and I don't like this type of music.

This term "Alternative Country" has me perplexed.

It is too generalised for me.

As for "Green Onions",not being a musican I tend to evaluate things quite simply....

I like the song.

I liked the style used to present it.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
waffles
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:12:01 AM
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dbts remind me a little of north mississippi allstars. but i did find 3 lead guitars a bit too busy.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
skot20_58
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 7:38:33 AM
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Yea they where boring. As much as it hurts me to agree with good ole pat, but he just took the words out of my mouth about the drives and booker. I realy like blues travellers 1st night second night was cool to but not as heavy, no woman no cry was cool.


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
jafa99
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 8:09:53 PM
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Yes, one for the dedicated fans to pay respect but not much more. I didn't dislike it like Patrick - it was pleasant enough but not very interesting. I've just posted my comments about DTB in another thread and said in different words what waffles said about their 3 lead guitars being a bit too busy.
waffles
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:44:29 PM
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did anyone notice who introduced BOOKER T to the stage. none other than SAM CUTLER,who was the STONES road manager for many years and now lives on the north coast.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
littlewillie
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:54:16 AM
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I thought he was just there to spruik his book until he finally managed to fit Booker T into the story.
zyfert
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:52:22 PM
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Here are two video clips I took of him:

'Time is Tight': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxtamEaRWyk

Don't know the name, perhaps someone could help me out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNWzdCIbCQ

Make sure you select HD and watch in high definition.
If your internet connection lags, pause the clip and let it load for a while.

Z

richo
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:27:57 PM
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Second one is 'Get Behind the Mule', a Tom Waits song.
arbee0
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:58:13 PM
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Nice pickup Richo .... but geez I'm embarrassed - after singing this track's praises a few posts up, must confess I didn't even recognise it on a quick listen here - just goes to prove I guess that for some things you just have to "be there" eh?
But thanks anyway Zyfert - if you'd kept the recorder running for another 5 seconds or less you woulda caught the unmistakeable intro to Green Onions (which I thought was great at the time although, after hearing this, I'm doubting my ear now (did Mike Cooley really lose the key?) ........... trying unsuccessfully to recollect just what I was on at that time)
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