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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 05:14 PM
Am just listening to this tune and wondering why it isn't one of the better known songs/why they don't play it live. This is one of their chillest songs I've ever heard, with great duel guitar work and everything. I think this would make for a killer live song.
 
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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 05:23 PM
It is a Dickey Betts solo song, not an ABB tune. It has never been played by the ABB even when Betts was in the band. Even Dickey himself has only played it a handful of times in recent memory with Great Southern, why, I don't know. Dickey pretty much plays the same songs every night so it would be a nice one for him to leave in his painfully small setlist rotation which could really use an influx of new songs.





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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 05:24 PM
great song indeed, but it's Dickey Betts and Great Southern tune that Dickey wrote after the ABB broke up in 76
 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 05:41 PM
Beautiful song. Wrritten by a great musican. Screw Butch. I know the whole story. Dickey is doing great. Let Butch retire to the south of France.

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 08:37 PM
unrelated, dickey needs to play the song "atlanta's burning down"
 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 10:55 PM
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unrelated, dickey needs to play the song "atlanta's burning down"


I disagree, I love Dickey, but that was a poor man's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".

The guitar harmony/melody at the end of "Bougainvillea" was tacked on (quite effectively) to the end of the acoustic version of "Melissa" during the early-mid 90's. It does live on...

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 11:21 PM
Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.
 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 11:28 PM
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Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.


Untrue. While I'm no Dead fan, the Bros had better solo material than Dead members, though their best didn't make it into ABB set lists. "Long Time Gone" (great tune) was played during the ABB '74 tour (right?) and "Shady Streets" was played in 2000 (not a great move).

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 11:55 PM
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unrelated, dickey needs to play the song "atlanta's burning down"


I disagree, I love Dickey, but that was a poor man's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".

The guitar harmony/melody at the end of "Bougainvillea" was tacked on (quite effectively) to the end of the acoustic version of "Melissa" during the early-mid 90's. It does live on...


i did get that vibe from the song but i still love it. if it helps i don't think betts wrote it

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 12:04 AM
I believe Don Johnson ( of Miami Vice fame) sings on that song that's part of the Dreams box set.

I really like that song.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 12:09 AM
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quote:Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.



Untrue. While I'm no Dead fan, the Bros had better solo material than Dead members, though their best didn't make it into ABB set lists. "Long Time Gone" (great tune) was played during the ABB '74 tour (right?) and "Shady Streets" was played in 2000 (not a great move).


They played Long Time Gone through 1976. During the 89 reunion they played Duane's Tune, The Blues Ain't Nothin, and I'm No Angel. In 1996 they played Goodtime Feeling a couple times. Anybody open to trade for tapes of those shows? Played Shady Streets in 2000. Looking for some tapes of those shows as well.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 06:31 AM
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unrelated, dickey needs to play the song "atlanta's burning down"


BINGO!!!

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 08:29 AM
Awesome song. I have been playing it while sitting outside having a beer after work. That song makes you feel like your sitting on the beach watching a beautiful sunset............

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 08:34 AM
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Beautiful song. Wrritten by a great musican. Screw Butch. I know the whole story. Dickey is doing great. Let Butch retire to the south of France.


You do know the whole story? Who do you know the story from? I have heard the whole story too and I don't feel like that was a very kind comment to say.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 08:34 AM
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I believe Don Johnson ( of Miami Vice fame) sings on that song that's part of the Dreams box set.

I really like that song.



I think you're right about the Don Johnson connection. I also like the song as well.....

 

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Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.


Untrue. While I'm no Dead fan, the Bros had better solo material than Dead members, though their best didn't make it into ABB set lists. "Long Time Gone" (great tune) was played during the ABB '74 tour (right?) and "Shady Streets" was played in 2000 (not a great move).


Plus "Duane's Tune" & "I'm No Angel" were played in 89. And there are some others.

 

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quote:Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.



Untrue. While I'm no Dead fan, the Bros had better solo material than Dead members, though their best didn't make it into ABB set lists. "Long Time Gone" (great tune) was played during the ABB '74 tour (right?) and "Shady Streets" was played in 2000 (not a great move).


Yeah, I have all that stuff if you want to trade, PM me! I'm up for it.

They played Long Time Gone through 1976. During the 89 reunion they played Duane's Tune, The Blues Ain't Nothin, and I'm No Angel. In 1996 they played Goodtime Feeling a couple times. Anybody open to trade for tapes of those shows? Played Shady Streets in 2000. Looking for some tapes of those shows as well.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 08:48 AM
Yes, it is a great tune, they can't play'em all. They play Greg's solo tunes from late '80's. Dannyspell , take your nasty Butch comments to the WP, Dickey was and is in his own world. They have become now who the are, give it up and accept it. Life goes.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 09:55 AM
Gawd, I love this song. *sigh*

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 10:23 AM
Not only did they tack on the dual guitar harmonies to the end of Melissa back in the early-mid 90's, there are a lot of similarites to Melissa and Bougainvillea musically. I believe they are in the same key and have a very similar opening chord run. Everything elese about them is completely different.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 01:34 PM
Actually, Dan & Dickey played Melissa with the Bougainvillea ending in the ABB first in the early 80s. Not as crisp and dramatic as Warren & Dickey would later do it in the 90s.

You can see Dickey/Dan do it on youtube. Is that from the Brothers of the Road vid?

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 04:19 PM
Great song, great writer, great singer, the great Dickey Betts.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 05:02 PM
Agreed, thanks for reminding me of this one, reminds me of simpler days. Love the Melissa riff from the Evening With disk.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 05:07 PM
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I really like that song.



I think you're right about the Don Johnson connection. I also like the song as well.....


Dickey and Don wrote it together over the phone

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 05:11 PM
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Unlike the Dead, the Bros never played their solo songs in the ABB.


Untrue. While I'm no Dead fan, the Bros had better solo material than Dead members, though their best didn't make it into ABB set lists. "Long Time Gone" (great tune) was played during the ABB '74 tour (right?) and "Shady Streets" was played in 2000 (not a great move).


Plus "Duane's Tune" & "I'm No Angel" were played in 89. And there are some others.


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