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  posted on 7/26/2011 at 10:26 AM
Who could've thought, just three short days after the 10th anniversary of his predecesor's passing, that Brent Mydland (Oct. 21 1952-July 26 1990) would meet his own sad and all-too-untimely end
fame is costly to certain types of people -- I could see where it could get unnerving & cause heavy drug use & stuff...
I never got familiar w/the two studio albums he's on, In The Dark & Built To Last -- his song I Will Take You Home -- saw the Dead summer 1990 at Foxboro & honestly don't know if he was there or not -- info easily-enough googled
He contributed a lot, as do all who share what's in their soul through music
RIP, bro

 

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  posted on 8/9/2011 at 09:39 AM
There is so much of his stuff out there -- the Dead stuff obviously, but just his solo "career" alone is an entire lexicon/legacy -- the early ones like CUTStars, then the JCB, Legion of Mary & on and on through OAITWay, the stuff with David Grisman, his playing w/Ornette Coleman...& it's not even the start of it -- it's loved to this day & indeed is being currently/independently discussed in the AG (about the '72 tour)...

Jerry
Aug. 1 1942-Aug. 9 1995
no words are needed, it's MUSIC & nothing but music

 

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  posted on 8/10/2011 at 09:54 AM
Michael Houser
July 6 1962-Aug. 10 2002
Felt lucky to see Michael when the Panic played at Hamp Beach Casino -- he was seated in his chair by then, playing those sweet affecting lead guitar licks -- have really lost track of the Panic in recent years (since Jimmy H joined) -- always think of my buddy Phil, a big WP fan -- Mikey was just great -- RIP brother

"who's the black private dick that's the sex machine to all the chicks..."
well he was about a lot more than just that one song
Issac
Aug. 20 1942-Aug. 10 2008
the "Black Moses"
& The Issac Hayes Movement, & all those ones
what was so great about that wah-wah guitar lick in Shaft, is that Everbody liked it -- it wasn't just so-called "black" or "white" music -- bands like Issac, James Brown, Sly, Parliament/Funkadelic really helped do that
the track run on his 2-LP "Enterprise" best-of album, is similar to Fillmore East -- 2 side-long songs, 7 on the whole album etc -- in an age when the Dead, ABB & others made an art form of the extended jam, so did Issac -- the big man brings it on down to soulsville on his version of The Look of Love
RIP Issac Hayes

 

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  posted on 8/13/2011 at 08:40 AM
Am grateful to Duane Allman for his mention on the A&R tape of the live Fillmore album recorded by Mr. Curtis "King Curtis" Owsley (Feb. 7 1934-Aug. 13 1971)
he and Gregg had sat in with him just the previous month, at the same venue
Duane obviously thought the world of Mr. Owsley, as a person and musician
Rest in peace, King Curtis -- a brilliant musician

[Edited on 8/14/2011 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 8/14/2011 at 04:34 PM
Roy Buchanan
(Sept. 23 1939-Aug. 14 1988

The posts in the AG thread say it all
The circumstances of his death -- which occured while he was in police custody -- remain cloudy
My music collection is incomplete without more of his albums than I have -- I remember Roy being all the **** when the 1971 PBS special aired
One fine musician and player
RIP, Roy Buchanan

 

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  posted on 8/16/2011 at 09:32 AM
The old saying goes "Elvis has left the building..."
Elvis never really left though -- his music, especially the 1956-60 period obviously, lives on -- it was a pelvic thrust into the Ike-era consciousness of America -- and the swivel hips & supposedly-semi-sneering face outraged many a staid unsuspecting TV viewer...
(haha )
Hard headed Woman is about my favorite -- but I love all those ones -- Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry
...now where would our world be without these trailblazing pioneers
yep, remember well those aerial photos of the mob of his grief-stricken fans clustered around the entrance to Graceland -- on Aug. 16 1977
RIP, Mr. Presley

 

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  posted on 8/26/2011 at 09:29 AM
Allen Woody -- Big Al
Oct. 3 1955-Oct. 26 2000
SPAC, Great Woods twice a year, some of those other 90s summer-tour "sheds" -- heck all these years later they're that era's Ludlow/Stonybrook etc -- w/Mr. Woody's bass rumbling them with his amazing bottom end...
Taken much too soon -- this band's longevity is so much because of what he contributed...
RIP, brother

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  posted on 8/27/2011 at 09:29 AM
SRV
Oct. 3 1954-Aug. 27 1990
He and Woody, separated by a decade almost to the day...the line at the pearly gates to see this jam session would be long indeed -- I'd be among the first
the Live at Maracaibo club tape -- his instrumentals like Travis Walk, from In Step, and his cool jazz bebop one from the Double Trouble days...
Rest in peace, Stevie Ray

 

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  posted on 8/27/2011 at 02:14 PM
Lowell George
April 13 1945-June 29 1979

As the leader of Little Feat throughout the '70s, George not only created a standard for slide guitar players, but was also arguably the first slide guitarist to apply an otherwise country or blues technique to a New Orleans rhythm & blues based rock format. You can hear his lingering legacy, directly or indirectly, in the contemporary music of the Radiators, Roy Rogers, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, the Subdudes and many others, including the reborn Little Feat.

Along with Duane Allman, George brought slide guitar into the homes of young guitarists around the country who learned a trick or two from his open A and G tunings. Guitarist Sonny Landreth claims George was one of his heroes and influenced his melodic approach with the use of slow vibrato. "Lowell had impeccable taste, timing and phrasing," Landreth says.


 

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  posted on 8/29/2011 at 02:30 PM
Am woefully lacking on the Feat -- then again if it's WFCbus only (which mine is), you're still doing OK!!
Is Lowell's slide playing particularly in evidence on any of those early studio ones, like Time Loves A Hero & those ones?

 

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  posted on 9/3/2011 at 09:00 AM
Alan Wilson
July 4 1943-Sept. 3 1970

"Jimi The Fox, Alan Wilson & Duane Allman"
Stephen Stills pays wonderful homage to these 3 guitarists during a Manassas concert -- picking these acoustic-guitar blues phrases while talking to the audience about learning the blues as a kid, leading eventually to this statement

He was great -- born & raised in the Boston area -- simply a fantastic blues-rock guitarist -- Boogie With Canned Heat & all those ones -- the live one they did at Topanga Corral is a great album, with long jamming -- his tone & chops should never be underestimated -- wish there was more live stuff of the original band -- us ABB fans are lucky in that respect

RIP, bro

 

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  posted on 9/7/2011 at 09:33 AM
Keith Moon
Aug 23 1946-Sept. 7 1978
just as Bonzo's passing 2 years later brought an end to the Led Zeppelin, so did this w/the Who -- the most melodic madman ever to play drums -- a briliant drummer through all that mayhem -- that's the hardest thing, in addition to the loss of the person, so goes the music of his band etc
He's forever young, wailing away behind that big drum kit
Rest In Peace and thanks for the music, Mr. Keith Moon

 

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  posted on 9/7/2011 at 09:38 AM
Would also like to go back a day having missed the Sept. 6 1990 passing of another musician who, like Keith & so many others, was such a fine musician taken so sadly soon

Mr. Tom Fogerty
Nov. 9 1941-Sept 6 1990

Credence Clearwater Revival
John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook
they're timeless
RIP, sir

 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 06:41 AM
Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson, Jr. (August 13, 1952 - September 9, 2007)
Gone but never forgotten. Ride in peace brother Hughie.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 10:02 AM
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Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson, Jr. (August 13, 1952 - September 9, 2007)
Gone but never forgotten. Ride in peace brother Hughie.


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May the grass be green and the tides high
RIP Hughie

 

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  posted on 9/11/2011 at 03:18 PM
Peter Tosh
Oct. 19 1944-Sept. 11 1987

His death was so senseless and horrible -- the same thing could've happened to George Harrison when burglars broke into his house that time...

he was up front about what most reasonable fair minded people want -- in this case, herb -- and he took his beatings for it, according to the Wilkepedia page

His Live In Boston at the Somerville Theatre CD is a great listen

No brother it hasn't happened yet -- maybe someday we'll see the light and Legalize It

Rest In Peace, Mr. Tosh

 

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  posted on 9/12/2011 at 09:17 AM
Mr. Johnny Cash
Feb. 26 1932-Sept. 12 2003

never listened to Johnny much until recently -- everything I've heard/seen I've loved -- great TV documentary which shows him greeting a friend just being sprung from prison -- one tme I recited Ragged Old Flag in a play -- was blown away hearing his Lonesome Valley, had only been familiar with the K-Trio's version...
what a talent & what a man w/that deep voice...RIP

 

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  posted on 9/12/2011 at 09:23 AM
...sad to hear about Cliff Robertson's passing just recently
the acting in "The Galaxy Being" from the original Outer Limits series (b&w) is just so darn good -- his reaction upon first seeing the alien is priceless -- & how convincing he is trying to commnicate w/the alien -- but he was a fine actor, & RIP, sir

 

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  posted on 9/16/2011 at 09:28 AM
Marc Bolan
Sept. 30 1947-Sept. 16 1977
"He was the greatest little giant in the world"
That's how Ringo was quoted at his funeral -- sad -- car wreck in which he was a passenger -- and then, to top it all off, his house was looted during the funeral
such were the life & times of T.Rex -- T. Rex -- he & Mickey Finn -- there were other people earlier in the band IIRC, then when Electric Warrior came out late '71 -- am quite sure his earlier Beardful of Stars album was around the house, WAY back when...
the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash that came the next month sort of obscured his death, not that he was ever hugely known anyway, but I know one of my favorite listens is the T. Rextasy album -- any other fans feel free... & thank you Marc

 

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  posted on 9/18/2011 at 04:20 PM
Nov. 27 1942-Sept. 18 1970
no words need to be said
according to the data base the ABB played Raleigh on this date, then RFK Stadium 2 nights later, followed by the well-known F.East gig 3 nights later that was filmed for PBS -- would think Duane would've mentioned Jimi -- to this day he remains unsurpassed to my ears -- just like the Beatles/ABB & many others do in theirs
RIP brother Jimi

 

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  posted on 9/19/2011 at 09:26 AM
Gram Parsons
Nov. 5 1946-Sept. 19 1973
HTN many years back published a definitive account of this iconic figure -- about what a big fan Keith Richards was (& is), his work w/Emmylou H, the early Int'l Submarine Band stuff -- & on & on -- of course the utterly strange circumstances of his untimely & tragic passing...
RIP bro

 

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  posted on 9/20/2011 at 10:57 AM
Had heard of Gram before though couldn't call myself a fan -- then word came along of someone else who also died, this one in a plane crash, and I was like, who?
Practically no one I knew had heard of Jim Croce when word came along of his accident
Would the ones which became famous after his death like Bad Bad Leroy Brown, You Don't Mess Around W/Jim -- would they/him have become famous had he lived? Who knows
RIP Jim Croce (Jan. 10 1943-Sept.20 1973)

 

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  posted on 9/21/2011 at 09:54 AM
Jaco Pastorius
Dec. 1 1951-Sept. 21 1987

what a player -- love most everything he was involved with (would love to have seen Weather Report live) -- there are many "tribute" albums nowadays, but "The Word Is Out" is as good as it gets -- was a little curious that it's by The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, but they're all people he'd worked with before, masterful reworkings of his stuff, &, while many don't approve of this type of thing -- it was also done on some Hendrix mid-70s releases, also the "Bird" soundtrack, & by the Stones on recent releases...

...but anyway the CD (which is from 206) ends with Jaco's part being restored on Reza. The liner notes, which are all about the love for this brilliant mercurial musician, read well:

"The Word Is Out! closes with Jaco himself playing on Reza (a tune that first appeared on 1982's live in Japan recording, "Invitation"). Graves isolated Jaco's bass parts from an old gig tape documenting a mid-1980s performance on Sanibel Island with the Atlantean Driftwood Band. 'I just extracted the bass part and we recorded the whole band around it, kind of like the version of Unforgetteable that Natalie Cole did with her father Nat'," Graves said."

also recommended, "Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life Of Jaco Pastorius" by Bill Mikowski, who also wrote the liner notes

"Mercurial" -- Jaco was the definition of the word -- a streak of brilliance that crashed early -- too early
RIP, brother


Also, how could I forget -- Oteil is on this too, playing just the coolest, Little Martha-esque intro to one of the #s



[Edited on 9/21/2011 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 9/26/2011 at 10:27 AM
Four years go by a lot quicker nowadays than they did before -- just thinking of Mike Callahan -- one of the original ABB
Mike is so cool on Please Call Home -- as they all were, Kim, Red Dog, all interviewed -- still one tough looking hombre who recalled so fondly (as fondly as a disreputable character like "Mander" could ) that 1969-72 era -- RIP brother, you're never forgotten

he & Kim being fired in 1973 was unfortunate (as JJJ and FRB would later find out)
it kind of isolates those guys -- Duane, Berry, Mike, Slim -- & those places -- the Warehouse, Fillmore, Stonybrook etc etc -- & those first four albums -- all into one era
it wasn't all a perfect world -- as Red Dog wrote in his book, "it hurt that Joe Dan thought that Mander and Payne should be fired -- he didn't didn't hate them, they just never got along all that well -- Twiggs thought like me, we thought send them to rehab..."
so yes they were brothers, w/the typical fam spats -- only two are left from that cover shoot now, Willie & Kim


[Edited on 9/26/2011 by Stephen]

 

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  posted on 9/28/2011 at 01:18 PM
"Miles Davis to me does the best job of portraying the subtlest, softest innermost feelings in the human psyche. He does it beautifully."

Duane said it well about this giant of the entertainment field (Duane later in the interview referred to Miles in that context).

Miles
May 26 1926-Sept. 28 1991

Miles himself (IIRC) referred to Duane & the ABB in the liner notes when Kind Of Blue was reissued on CD -- not 100% sure about that but almost

He lived a full & amazing life so left us with a vast & amazing legacy of music -- Duane plays My Sweet Valentine on the radio show the quote is taken from (WPLO 1970) -- to think the Brothers broke out stuff from In A Silent Way & other albums at the 2009 Beacon run -- Miles is timeless -- on this 20th date of his passing we realize that more than ever -- RIP, bro

 

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