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Joe Goldmark

 

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Post  Posted 23 Jul 2020 9:41 pm    
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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dave-mason-remakes-feelin-alright-sammy-hagar-mick-fleetwood-the-doobie-brothers-1031791/?fbclid=IwAR2sUnwud_pJJ8eVhvfWsCkRCtA3xJwZtxXHs9f3BhGe-q5vg_UVS4k-cP0

Here's a fun remake by Dave Mason that us older folks will appreciate. The original album was pretty cool and came with swirl colored vinyl. John Mcfee adds some tasty zingers.

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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 4:22 am    
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Joe, you’re thinking of Dave Mason’s first solo album Alone Together with the swirly psychedelic vinyl, but this song isn’t on that record (I still have my copy). Feelin’ Alright originally appeared on the second Traffic album.

I saw the video the other day and I found it interesting that Dave went for an arrangement that is pretty close to the Joe Cocker version rather than the original from Mason’s days as a member of Traffic. Probably a lot more people are familiar with the Cocker rendition.

I know a guy here in Sonoma County wine country who owns a snazzy “boutique” hotel. A year or so ago Mason had a gig in Santa Rosa and he stayed at this hotel, $500+ per night. Apparently the music business has been very very good to Dave Mason.
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Donny Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 6:54 am    
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Here's a "less cluttered with ads" version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd56ap_aa4k

Very Happy
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Craig Stock


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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 7:37 am    
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That was great, love that green Sho-Bud that John was playing!
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Dennis Lee

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 8:43 am     Joe
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Now that was refreshing, ahhhhh!
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Joe Goldmark

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 8:44 am    
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Hey Mark, Thanks for clarifying and correcting! And Donny, thanks for re-posting. Craig, I agree that's a gorgeous Sho-Bud alright, and I always love John's playing.

When the tune started I thought uh oh, this could be embarrassing because it seemed that Mason's vocals weren't so good. But as soon as everyone came in to help it magically transformed.

Joe
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Dave Mudgett


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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 11:14 am    
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I stole a ton of guitar ideas offa' Dave's first solo album, Alone Together, back in 1970. Yeah, Feelin' Alright wasn't on it, but to me, it's one of the seminal rock albums of the era. Still have my original marble vinyl copy that I've played a few thousand times at least - there is not a bad cut on it. Caught them in Boston when they toured. I think Dave was one of the most under-rated guitarists out there at the time. That band was just killer.

And this ain't too shabby either. Wink And hey, I have always liked Dave's voice.

Ha, this came up on Wednesday here - https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=360004 and again yesterday here - https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=360053 - and FWIW, I think it deserves the attention. The steel is sparse but absolutely perfect and the high rock and roll profile is still unusual. And I think we must be starved for something - anything.
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Russell Powell

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 1:30 pm    
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Those guys looked like they were having fun and they are all still killer players and singers. Thought Dave sounded awesome. thanks for sharing
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Matt Elsen

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jul 2020 3:53 pm    
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Love that gold record in the background for "All Along the Watchtower" on Electric Ladyland!
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Larry Dering

 

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Post  Posted 26 Jul 2020 5:02 pm    
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Now that was cool. I always liked the Cocker version and here we have added pedal steel. The boys did a great job.
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John Campbelljohn

 

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Post  Posted 27 Jul 2020 9:22 am    
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That's such a cool chord he's playing. So far all my tin ears can hear is a 5, flat7, and 1.

Actually...I think he's adding the B pedal for a sus4 with the 1, 5 and flat7?
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Craig Stock


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 5:40 am    
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Anyone see anything strange about this picture? Chris Templeton pointed it out to me.



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Jerry Overstreet


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 5:45 am    
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Tucker Jackson wrote:
Thanks for posting. My favorite part: McFee switches to left-hand steel at 3:37. But just for one lick.
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Steven Paris

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 3:03 pm    
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What a GROOVE that bass player lays down! (Who is it?)
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Jerry Overstreet


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 4:02 pm    
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That's John Cowan. Multi-faceted musician. Once vocalist and bassist for New Grass Revival, progressive 'grasser. Did vocals on Baton Rouge way back when before Garth and the rest.

Played with everybody. Had a band called Strength in Numbers with Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush et al. years ago. He throws down pretty good.
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 4:16 pm    
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Craig Stock wrote:
Anyone see anything strange about this picture? Chris Templeton pointed it out to me.




What are you referring to Craig? That Michael McDonald looks like an apparition? Wink

Or that John McFee is playing “left handed “ - which is strange, since he is a right handed player.

One of the things I’ve noticed in this Covid era of seemingly endless new videos being shared online from Both professionals and amateurs alike is that many show them as if they were an image in a mirror. On a format like Zoom, if people are new to it they see their mirror image, think it’s wrong, and then reverse the setting. What happens then is the viewer sees the mirror image.

I’m guessing McFee or whoever helped him is new to the technology and fell prey to this phenomenon.
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 4:24 pm    
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So I went back and watched the entire video and it is just this one shot only where the camera is behind McFee and pointed over his shoulder where the image is mirrored.

Somebody screwed up...
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Craig Stock


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2020 2:45 am    
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Thanks Mark for figuring it out, I'll tell Chris your analysis!
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Jim Pitman

 

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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 2:27 pm    
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I was a big fan of Dave Mason.
I recall he did kind of a country tune called.
"Every women". It had PSG in it.
the chorus went:
"You are every women in the world to me, especially when I'm making love to you".
I guess he got around!
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 4 Aug 2020 3:12 pm    
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Well he would have really gotten around if the song title were about the plural of Woman. Winking

Jim, the actual title is Every Woman.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 3:37 am    
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[quote="Jim Pitman"]I was a big fan of Dave Mason.
I recall he did kind of a country tune called.
"Every women". It had PSG in it.

It's not on the "It's Like You Never Left" album.
Is there another version of it?
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Jim Pitman

 

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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 3:14 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iI1Hv84o_k

Every Woman.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 6 Aug 2020 9:11 am    
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Ok, thanks!
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