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salleh 03-26-10 12:57 PM

Musicians i have known.......( well, some of them )
 
:o.....................I feel I must apologize for pretty much hi-jacking the threads about music..........someone mentions music and I am off and running


..............When we first moved to California, (1959) I got into folk music completely due to the fact my newly found cousins played guitars and banjos and and sang ....and they did it very well too, and as the years went by, my favorite cousin got into rock and roll, and like 1 out of 3 guys of that era, he had a band........they were also very good......but but we're talking amatuer ....good amatuer, but they kept their day jobs............


........Like most every southern California kid of my age, (I was 18 in 1968).......music was huge for us......the vietnam was and the hippie movement were big influences on us and I even remember being scornful of "mainstream AM pop music" ......WE listened to KPPC, a rock underground FM station out of Pasadena..........



.......and I got lucky and saw some amazing concerts, and it turns out that even a lot of folks my age didn't get to see the fabulous bands I saw......;..




..........then, in 1971 I moved to the Sonoma Valley, about 50 miles north of San Francisco......and very quickly started to meet a lot of musicians......( they have always been my favorite kind of people ).......but this time they were professional.........the first groups were not yet to the album stage, but played a lot around the area......




........Musicians, being the kind of people they are, and the bay area in the early 70s all kind of knew each other and before I knew it , I was meeting lots of musicians who had actual contracts, and tours ......and I was taking photographs all during this, and then ....I was shooting album covers, and publicity shots, and if I wasn't at school, or working in my garden, or shooting landscapes, or working as a cook, or in the darkroom ......I was at gigs, hanging out and taking photographs.........




.....so mentioning music.....sorta hit me like a old fire horse ...MUSIC !!!! and whoosh off I went in a cloud of memories and the desire to show my new friends here, my old friends from that part of my life........


......It is too bad that during a monster long (years) crisis in my life, I lost all but just a very few photographs from that era of my life .........




...........So, here are some of my old friends from days gone by.....most of the videos were made after my own golden age ....lots of them are fairly recent.........I knew those aging bodies and faces when they were young & fresh cheeked......


.......but while their bodies have aged, I must say ......their music is still HOT.........and almost all of the videos are NOT "music videos" , but typical Youtube amatuer stuff...........but these people, no matter how poor the recording, less than perfect sound quality, and ridiculus photography, shine through as the world class musicians they are... .........




One last thing, these people are hard, if not impossible to catagorize.....oh maybe a song or two, but the body of their work ......they must all be AD/HD......their musical styles are all over the map ....hee hee


FIrst up, a video by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.........( if you look really fast, the drummer with the mustach ....Lance, an old boyfriend of mine .....I always ended up with the drummer)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LInn_l146co&feature=fvw


Next ........Hoyt Axton .......a wonderful man ......I treasure my time with him ............most of his videos are just from records but his voice.......is just remakable......this is a favorite......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxrBKO2n-s8



and this one is for the blues lovers out there.......Hoyt


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSejN...eature=related


I'll tell some Hoyt stories at another time .......the world is a lesser place without him .........



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This next group .....the only guy I know in this band the sax player, but it's his band and he is one of my best friends from those days.....and now that I am back in northern California.......we still see each other.......this is as hot jumping number.....these guys are smoking and they are at the Waterfront festival in Portland oregon .......



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuiY0MP7yfs



ok that's enough for now.......I do hope you enjoy these folks.......I have spent countless hours with them all........:cool:

myvinyl333 03-27-10 05:17 AM

Re: Musicians i have known.......( well, some of them )
 
I really enjoy reading your posts....thanks for the videos. Please keep sharing. jorge:cool:


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