Thread: one of the forgotten

roccarocca - 3/20/2004 at 12:31 PM

rook is a killer player too bad it was'nt a better era

Stephen - 3/27/2004 at 04:13 PM

I agree -- Rook contributed well -- love that slap-bass playing.

bluefinch - 6/12/2005 at 05:20 PM

I thought he looked like it was really hard for him to keep up on the Brothers of the Road dvd. It sounded good enough, considering, but he looked like he was stressing out.

abb420 - 1/14/2006 at 07:58 AM

UNCLEJON75 - 1/18/2006 at 09:32 AM

R K Rules!!!

gina - 1/25/2006 at 12:23 AM

Forgotten? Nope. I'll bet he still remembers me from the Central Park reunion, where I actually bared my lilly white skin in that heat and humidity.

JMidnightrider - 2/3/2006 at 12:32 AM

I'm sure he has never been the same

BarrySmith - 6/26/2006 at 12:02 AM

Too bad Rook Goldflies doesn't get more posts in his forum. I wonder if he comes here on his pc to check out the action under his name. Well Mr. Goldflies I am here to wish you well. Too bad you weren't in the ABB long enough to get the recognition you deserve.

dadof2boys - 10/7/2006 at 09:05 PM

a very good disco bass player--not too good a fit with the ABB although the entire band at that time didn't "fit"

fast43 - 11/28/2006 at 07:38 AM

Back around 1986 0r 87 I used to see Rook playing in a R&B cover band called Duos at Dutchs Tavern in Louisville, KY

Drummy - 12/31/2006 at 05:51 PM

Yeah, I got to see David in "The Duo" also in Dayton, Ohio around the same time you did. I still have a tape of them that they sold at their shows. The guitar player was Larry Clyman and I thought they did an amazing job as a two piece. They added a drummer later on and I saw them twice in the Dayton area with the three piece "duo". I got to hang out with David and he was going through a divorce at the time. He was very friendly and had some great ABB stories also.

The Enlightened Rogues line-up has always been one of my favorites. Dan Toler was a perfect fit with Dickey Betts, and David was the frustrated jazz bassist that the ABB needed. He even helped pen a song or two. "Try It One More Time" is classic Dickey Betts and David co-wrote it. It's one of the funkiest songs on the album.

I even liked the ABB when they had Frankie Toler on drums with Butch. It was like having two powerhouses behind the band. The Brothers of the Road video is just amazing. If you haven't seen it, get a copy and watch this amazing line-up, one of the best in my book.

I have tried emailing David through his website but never got any response. Anyone know what he's been up to? I cannot imagine that he is not just tearing it up somewhere. Hope to see him gigging sometime soon.

Drummy - 12/31/2006 at 05:58 PM

Click below for a taste of The Duo:

Check out David's website here at HTW for all the details.

pops42 - 2/28/2007 at 02:46 AM

a very good disco bass player--not too good a fit with the ABB although the entire band at that time didn't "fit"
disco? how did that come into the mix??

dadof2boys - 3/7/2007 at 02:30 PM

just the way my ears heard it live in those days....he seemed to be playing 70's disco bass quite often & noticeable live--not my favorite--the whole band was too loud & often,out of tune in that era--but others may differ--after all,i never liked Dan Toler's sound in the past,but a recent cd sounded way better --just one listener's opinion!

jpfudd5 - 2/29/2008 at 05:56 AM


[Edited on 2/29/2008 by jpfudd5]

Stephen - 3/15/2008 at 04:37 PM

BO would have dug Rook's solo on Pegasus from 4/79 (when John Belushi guested) -- that IMO is one of the forgotten -- what tone, what chops

BrotherInWaiting - 6/22/2008 at 10:00 PM

Hey you guys! Just wanted to say I bought an old Guild acoustic bass from Goldflies himself last year. I worked in a little music store on a beach strip when this guy walks in a says he wants to put his bass in the store to sell because its been sitting in his closet for years. I ask to see it and when he opened the case I freaked out. It was awesome and had the best vintage tone to it. I ask what he wanted for it and then said I would love to buy it myself. Up until this point I still had no idea who he was. This guy was so nice!!! I didn't have the money but I guess he saw how much I loved it he actually let me make payments to him. I think it wasn't until the next time I saw him that he said If you ever sold it to mention it was owned buy David Goldflies and it was given to him as an endorsement from guild while playing with The Allman Brothers. "SAY WHAT!!" Are you kidding me? Im telling you he was sooo nice he even through in a vintage studio pre-amp and a vintage line booster. He signed the inside of the bass for me. I love the pictures of him on this site and when I see him Ill try to get some more to share. He lives and plays music were I live.

Haisija - 6/22/2008 at 11:39 PM

Rook's alright , I think he did a great job during de dynamite Dickey Dan Duo Days .

jdorman60 - 7/12/2009 at 08:37 PM

I'm listening to Rook's bass on Pegasus right now which I must say, sounds pretty sweet. Here's a link to his site, looks pretty tired, but contains a short description of his experience in Great Southern and the ABB.

[Edited on 7/12/2009 by jdorman60]

annarose3 - 1/27/2010 at 02:58 AM

a very good disco bass player--not too good a fit with the ABB although the entire band at that time didn't "fit"


His look was too smooth and his playing, while solid, just didn't fit. He had his moments though.

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