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  posted on 3/19/2003 at 12:52 PM
Just as I'm sittin here diggin' away on "Hittin' the Note", it occurs to me that one of the tunes sounds awfully familiar. Then it hits me! John Mayall recorded a version of "Maydell" a few years back. I think the album is called "Wakeup Call" (I'll have to dig it out and check). Warren, along with J, Neal are credited with writing the tune. Does anybody know anything else about "Maydell"?

 

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  posted on 3/19/2003 at 01:32 PM
Here's a breakdown of the album's "retreads":

" Who To Believe" (released on Blues Co-ops' 1997 "Muddy Water Fever" and Tony Sarno's 1995 "Blues Fever")

" Maydell" (released on John Mayall's 1993 album "Wake Up Call" and Johnny Neel's 1995 "Comin' At Ya")

" Rockin' Horse" (released on Gov't Mule's 1995 debut album)

" Old Friend" (released on Chris Anderson's 1995 "Old Friend")

 

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  posted on 3/19/2003 at 01:57 PM
* Woman Across The River is also a cover (retread?). I'm most familiar with the Freddie King version from his 1973 album on SHELTER, but the song is written by Jones/Crutcher (somebody help me out wit the first names please).

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Ok, I guess by "retread" you mean previously played by Allmans (or Gov't Mule or some associate). Cuz your list didn't include Jagger & Richards Heart Of Stone, either.

[Edited on 3/19/2003 by PFunkJazz]

 

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  posted on 3/19/2003 at 06:42 PM
PFunkJazz! Where you been, man?

 

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  posted on 3/19/2003 at 07:15 PM
Been lurking; got stuff to talk about now that there's a new release.


Know any tour plans? I'm on the West Coast and won't be around for GOTV or Bonnaroo (UGH! the crowd) that Lakes fest.

 

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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 09:22 AM
There's also a real good ''Woman Across the River'' on a Freddie King release called ''Live at the Electric Ballroom 1974''.
 

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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 12:31 PM
If I'm not mistaken (and I have gotten my facts mixed up in the past) "Maydell" was written for SEVEN TURNS and rejected at the time. As "Rockin' Horse" was written for WHERE IT ALL BEGINS, actually written at the same time as "Sailin' 'Cross the Devil's Sea" in 1993 while Jack was filling in for Dickey briefly. And "Who to Believe" was written in the early 90's as well. I think Warren was going to use it for TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS, but I could be wrong about that too. I know he played it live at that time. There are quite a few songs like these, that are great songs that they could dig up for another new album.
 

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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 12:56 PM
Warren and Johnny wrote a ton of stuff between '88 and '91, when they were mates in the DBB and then the ABB. "Sun Dance" and"Babylon Turnpike", from Deep End, Vol 2, are examples...

Much of it was rejected, as Dickey needed his quota of songs on each album. Warren was usually alloted one song (not counting collaborations), hence why so many great songs weren't included...

 

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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 01:07 PM
fschiazza , just curious, how do you know some of this "inside" type of information about the band? Have you worked from them in the past?
 
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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 01:49 PM
Yup. I used to be Mike Lawler's key-tar technician, until he spontaniously combusted one night after a gig...

Hehe... No contacts, dude... Well, I have some, but they aren't with the band, but rather journalists, publishers and other professionals with access to the band. Mainly, though, I'm just a crazy fan who studies this band the way Psychology majors study psychology!

 

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  posted on 3/20/2003 at 06:50 PM
Warren commented in an HTN (magazine) interview a few issues back that he and Johnny Neel did write Babylon Turnpike and Sundance during that period, and I've heard that Maydell also dates back to Seven Turns. Not everything was just rejected; some of it, Warren says, just didn't sound like ABB -- or later, Gov't Mule -- material to him. Slow Happy Boys was written while Warren was with the Brothers as well, it's a commemoration of his and Woody's time with them. Patchwork Quilt may be from shortly before he left as well -- I don't know when it was written, but we know it's about Garcia's death in '95.
Pauli's comment Sailin' 'Cross the Devil's Sea and Rockin' Horse makes sense to me, since they have the same four authors (Warren, Allen, Gregg, and Jack, who wasn't in the band at the time).

 

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