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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 06:13 PM
I am finally loading it into my I-Tunes library.

But......I had to re-classify the music genre under Jazz......this is not blues people.

........and from here we are still watching and listening to history.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 07:55 PM
I still listen to this quite a bit.. Incredible stuff

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 08:25 PM
It is incredible...but I wasn't quite sure that it was "jazz", knew it wasn't blues....it had so many influences and feels...it's almost like it has no specific boundaries. Just my humble opinion

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 08:29 PM
I can't believe Michaelsio hasn't felt this thread and posted in it yet.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 08:37 PM
hope i didnt say somethin stoopid.....if I did PLEASE tell me so I can fix it

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 08:50 PM
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hope i didnt say somethin stoopid.....if I did PLEASE tell me so I can fix it


No, you pretty much nailed it.
Derek really cant be categorized. His influences and style are all over the map.
Thats prolly why I like him as much as I do..

 

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  posted on 2/5/2011 at 11:49 PM
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It is incredible...but I wasn't quite sure that it was "jazz", knew it wasn't blues....it had so many influences and feels...it's almost like it has no specific boundaries. Just my humble opinion


It does have 4 heavy Jazz 'standards' - nearly half the album ....... so ... It's all good!

I listen to it quite a bit. Love it.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 12:34 AM
Johnny mixed that album at this incredible studio in Lafayette Louisiana, Dockside. I loved going there when he worked. Come to think of it, I think that's the last time he worked at the studio!

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 06:59 AM
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I can't believe Michaelsio hasn't felt this thread and posted in it yet.


I'm not as tuned in with Derek as TanDan and Rory Gallagher.

[Edited on 2/6/2011 by michaelsio]

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 09:59 AM
I still love the album, too.

That comment reminds me of something Derek said in an interview. He said they had trouble signing a record deal because they were too jazz for blues labels and too blues for jazz labels. I don't know how to classify it, but its amazing music...

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 10:20 AM
Yeah it's awesome. Some of the best DTB shows I ever saw were in 99. He'd go crazy with that Coltrane stuff.

Fast forward to 2010, and in the Derek and Susan band, it's like he's just a background filler guy right along with Oteil and Kofi. It's like they're trapped in a cage with this band. It was good, but, I felt robbed of my obligatory crazy ass Oteil solo, and my mindblowing Derek mountaintop trips.

missing the DTB!

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 11:55 AM
When I first heard it I thought I would have to take into account his tender age might have on the music,but I was wrong it is pure class.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 01:30 PM
"555 Lake" is a great tune off that record. I'm hearing a Jimmy Herring riff there. This record ought to be looked upon in comparison to Derek's "supposed" contemporaries at the time - the endless fleet of young "virtuoso" SRV wannabes. Where are they now ... compared to what Derek has accomplished ... Of course Derek seems to now be dabbling in a pop vein (gasp) with his wife. My only hope is that he'll soon tire of this crap and be back to producing something more musically rewarding for both him and the fans.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 03:18 PM
"555 Lake" is my favorite song on there; really, it's the only one I like.

"Sarod" just sounds so much like "oooh, let's show the world that this kid can play different styles."

His later albums are so amazing that the first one seems silly on repeat listens.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 03:22 PM
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"555 Lake" is my favorite song on there; really, it's the only one I like.

"Sarod" just sounds so much like "oooh, let's show the world that this kid can play different styles."

His later albums are so amazing that the first one seems silly on repeat listens.


555 Lake is my favorite also. I like most of the other songs also.
Who does the vocals on "555 Lake"? All I can find is my copy of the cd.


 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 05:37 PM
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"555 Lake" is my favorite song on there; really, it's the only one I like.

"Sarod" just sounds so much like "oooh, let's show the world that this kid can play different styles."

His later albums are so amazing that the first one seems silly on repeat listens.





Actually fschiazza I believe that Derek is probably to blame for the variety. I believe he wanted to show that he could play and liked a wide spectrum of music. Instead of being pigeonholed into that limiting blues bag that the rest of his "contemporaries" got/are stuck in. It is just so hard to fathom how much Derek grew as a player from the release of this record to today. It is mind boggling IMHO. I believe that is Andy(?) McKay on vocals. He lasted until Kofi and Javier joined. I really wish that the dtb could have recorded and toured a little more with Javier. I feel he was their best vocalist.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 05:58 PM
Bill McKay is credited for Lyrics on 555 Lake (and did the vocals I would assume).

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 07:34 PM
Bill McKay thanks Rob I believe Andy McKay played with UFO.

 

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Bill McKay thanks Rob I believe Andy McKay played with UFO.


haha, I think that's Andy Parker, no?

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 10:49 PM
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Fast forward to 2010, and in the Derek and Susan band, it's like he's just a background filler guy right along with Oteil and Kofi. It's like they're trapped in a cage with this band. It was good, but, I felt robbed of my obligatory crazy ass Oteil solo, and my mindblowing Derek mountaintop trips.

missing the DTB!


I couldnt have said it better myself.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2011 at 11:01 PM
agreed.
I think the new band is evolving and Derek is getting more limelight, and I'm liking it more, but I miss DTB

 

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  posted on 2/7/2011 at 01:18 AM
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Fast forward to 2010, and in the Derek and Susan band, it's like he's just a background filler guy right along with Oteil and Kofi. It's like they're trapped in a cage with this band. It was good, but, I felt robbed of my obligatory crazy ass Oteil solo, and my mindblowing Derek mountaintop trips.

missing the DTB!


I couldnt have said it better myself.


Ditto. Really like the ST&DT band sound, but don't get moved to a new place like dTb.
Was thinking that a real short tour for DTB would scratch that itch.
2 nights ATL, 3 NYC, 2 Chicago, 2 Denver (selfishly) and 2 San Fran. 17 days out + a couple rehearsal. Just dreamin.

 

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