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Mike Bacciarini


Post  Posted 24 Jun 2022 10:14 am    
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Richie’s forthcoming new album will be out soon and everyone is raving about how great he still sounds. It’s true…. the man can really sing! Made me want to review his career and hear his iconic voice over the years. Here’s some examples of “that voice”

1966 “Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say it”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=127&v=NUn_bdz1TLI&feature=emb_logo

1968 “Make Me Smile”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5JtgUyA04WA

1974 “Fallin’ in Love”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WaSLYDGAS2o

1978 “This Magic Moment”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1fCmMRJQnUI

2006 “Let’s Dance Tonight”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTmu3r096s

….and now one of his latest
2022 “Walking in Memphis”
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jYABmmum2Hs
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 25 Jun 2022 12:26 pm    
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A favourite of mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl_sJJYTTQM
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC
Post  Posted 26 Jun 2022 2:21 pm    
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Nice thread, THX ! nice tunes which reflect back. I could pick a whole bunch of other tunes LOL Very Happy

From the Springfield days I too found " Do I have to come right out and say it " a favorite, we even covered it in the group I was playing in at the time. Along with several others from that 1st LP. A few years later we covered "Settlin' Down" I can tell ya right now those Poco songs were not easy to cover . but they were easy to cover poorly.

I always thought that Richie found his VOICE around the time of the 2nd Poco LP , and when he got to the Good Feelin To Know LP he was killin' it. We saw him a few times at that point and the vocals were just really amazing. When Richie sang that HIGH Tenor line in Pauls song, Bad Weather, it was iconic. I remember at a theater in Port Chester NY, when he did that the whole audience went into applause ! Everyone knew...

I was pretty shocked that the SHF song Fallin' In Love never really made it to the radio, I'm sure they all were. The SHF LP cover is interesting, Richie is the only one smiling and he's the one that was going thru a serious home issue that had him totally preoccupied and consumed . Listening to him talk about it, geesh its amazing he was even able to sing at all. One thing rings true , SHF was about Richie, as good as Chris and JD are, but the timing was wrong, it wasn't meant to be. But SHF was really a "Richie" group. For me ,even to this day the songs I listen to are Richie's. Its like two different groups on the same LP.

The new LP, I find it VERY interesting that the CMT website is promoting the video's . The latest song, a cover of Alabama's "I'm In a Hurray and Don't know Why" is up there right now. Is it possible that Richie , at 78, will hit a grand slam home run with this LP and become a household name ? And millions will say " Who is this guy , where did he come from " ? I sure hope so.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 26 Jun 2022 4:22 pm    
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His book is a great read, always such a nice guy and yes his voice only gets Better with age. I love the Buffalo Springfield song, "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jun 2022 6:58 am    
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Picking a favorite Richie tune would be impossible for me. I have always thought he was every bit as talented as McCartney - singing, writing, playing, performing, and choosing to always surround himself with other monster talents that could play and sing his tunes the way they were meant.

Tony, your comment about the audience applauding him singing that line in Bad Weather gave me chills. Even his cameo appearances are spectacular.
Craig, “Nowadays” was my favorite song too, as kid growing up listening to my older brothers’ Springalo albums.

Speaking of cameos, I have an old record by a singer from Cleveland named Michael Stanley who did this song with Richie singing his trademark backup harmonies. Makes the chorus come alive.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6ve2eWil48
Al Perkins doing some fine steel picking too.

Looking forward to the new album.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 27 Jun 2022 9:51 am    
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Old guys rule!

~Lee
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Mike Bacciarini


Post  Posted 28 Jun 2022 7:02 am    
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And who else can hum a phrase “ Mmmmm” and make it work with such feeling….
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Craig Stock


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Post  Posted 28 Jun 2022 3:02 pm    
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Fred, Thats cool about Clancy, I left Cleveland in '65 andmy cousins back there were Michael Stanley Band fans, Ialways thought he was more of a hard rock guy,so I'd like to check out that song.

Richie is also a Ohio boy from Yellow Springs not far from the Buffalo Springfield Tractor/Steam roller company.
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