Old rock and rollers

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i am a rock and roll fan, tho i enjoy some OLD grand ole opry stuff too.

    never saw leon russell in his younger days, but went to see him at a local casino a couple of years ago.

    don't go to bars anymore. don't like being cooped up with smokers. liked leon, but hated the environment it was in.

    my wife, as a teenager in california, had the chance to see many bands get started in her area. like me she is a rock fan. she keeps up with some of the older groups on the puter sometimes. well, she found a guy that she wanted to see. he played in arlington tx sunday afternoon. we got up and drove down early sunday, spent the night and came back monday afternoon. she had never seen this guy and neither had i.

    he played at a club called "cowboys". big place, but still a bar. good ventilation, but the smoke still bothered me. i ain't a beer drinker either. we sat on bar stools from 12:15 pm to 8 pm. i was sore and just didn't feel good.

    but "She Who Must Be Obeyed" wanted to see this guy so i kept my mouth shut and waited for his set.

    back in the early 70s, a band used to jam with instruments only at times (nothing new there, eh?) this particular group had this little number going that evolved as time went across. at one recording session, they got done early and went into this number again. at the end, one member said "that was a monster"...so, edgar winter said we'll call it frankenstein. he did, put it in the album, and it sent that record to the top of the charts.

    now edgar winter had a band he called "white trash". had such members as johnny winter, rick derringer, leon russell, and many other rockers from time to time.

    edgar winter is the guy she wanted to see, and i have to admit, i too wanted to see his set. edgar must be 65 or so now. white hair, white mustache...i wondered if his heart could take it:big_smile:

    FINALLY, after some hours, edgar took the stage.

    i want to tell you folks something...NEVER EVER pass up the chance to see edgar winter. he flat tore it up. he has a black bass player, a black drummer, and a guitar player that was born in london, i think. i like that kind of diversity. quite a contrast between young men and old men. that was, hands down, the best concert i ever saw. those boys were flat out GOOD. that live rendition of frankenstein was worth the 200+ mile trip all by itself.


    he played the sax, the keyboard, the moog synthesizer, and drums. those boys played at each other and fed off each other and the crowd.......i am still wowed by it and it was several days ago.

    go see some of those old guys play. tickets are cheap (20 bucks for this one) and they know how to play.
     
  2. johnliester

    johnliester Active Member

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    I can remember seeing Edgar Winter live right after Frankestein came out. Awesome show then, and he's only gotten better!!
    A radio station near here has what they call house bands that they feature every day. Edgar and Johnny Winter are often chosen. Kind of says something for their music I'd say...
     

  3. Tool958

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    Saw him in 2005, at ABATE of Indiana's Boogie. He put on a heck of a show. Sounded just as good as he did when I was in high school. Not trying to show my age or anything:wink::big_smile:
     
  4. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Almost got to see Chuck Berry recently. Shoulda done it,
     
  5. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    I have always had a strong love of music and the kinds I like are diverse. I also recall when Edgar was "Hot" though he was never in my favorites. I guess thats only because he was big when I was just getting to know what I did like and had faded by the time I was looking beyond what I knew.

    But there was so much great music in the 70's ! I kept up with Areosmith and AC/DC Journey and R.E.O Speedwagon, Styx and Alice Cooper, The Marshall Tucker band and James Taylor, Skynard and ARS etc etc. Music wise it was a wonderful time to be a kid.
    They are all getting old. So many have been lost in the last few years. I'm glad you got to see him. (I did and do like Leon btw) And I'm even more glad you were blown away.

    Thanks for the post.
     
  6. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    I wish Edgar would come around here sometime soon. I saw a Youtube vidieo of him doing Frankenstien recently and I know what you mean by jus watching that. I would love to be there in person.
     
  7. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    Those that say old guys can't boogie just don't understand boogie, or music either for that matter. The stones can still get it done and they are in their mid 60's I think.

    :cool2:
     
  8. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Dang Phil. The memories. Wish I could remember them all. LOL
    I saw Edgar winter, Rick Derringer , Leslie West , (Mountian ( Mississippi Queen ).
    In Virginia Beach VA. Back in the early 70’s . Cant remember the exact year. ’73, give or take a year. LOL Heck of a show.

    His hair has always been white .
     
  9. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I have been to the boogie , you ever get this way for hogrock ?
     
  10. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Never saw Edgar but I've seen Johnny several times.

    [youtubevid]qfvM6D2uplQ&feature[/youtubevid]
     
  11. Phil Washburn

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    most of these boys have a web site that gives concert dates and locations.

    edgar is playing in woodlands texas nov 21...another 200 mile drive, but i may just have to go.

    edgar has played with everyone who is anyone in rock....just an incredible background.

    i have seen j geils, rare earth, steely dan, joe walsh, and several other performers, but edgar is head and shoulders above those performances....
     
  12. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i think he is an albino? someone correct me if i am wrong.
     
  13. Fishmaster1203

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    Musical Interlude. :big_smile:

    [youtubevid]s0aqPjnrosA[/youtubevid]:cool2:
     
  14. Tool958

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    Oh ya. We haven't been in a couple of years. It started getting crowded and they started having pretty much the same thing each year. The first one we went to was in '99. They had the stage up on the hill, rather than at the new stage. Was kind of hard to see much unless you were right on top of it.
     
  15. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    I've seen him and Johnny many many many year's ago in a REAL small club out here in Cali he was and still is Awesome!!! One thing about the Bayarea of Cali you can see some GREAT group's just about anywhere ..I seen stevey ray von playing at a high school gym... there was only about 500 people there it was one of the best show's i ever seen.
     
  16. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    "edgar must be 65 or so now. white hair, white mustache...i wondered if his heart could take it"

    Johnny and Edgar are both albino. Their has always been white. Both of them still rock hard. Johnny has got to be the fastest slide guitar player alive. I just got back from New York. I took A couple Johnny Winters CDs with me and listened to them cranked up for hours. (Mrs. Flathead Willie stayed home so I got to set the volume on this trip!) Awesome!!
     
  17. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    ok, i am sure the mods will bust me for this one, but i have to post it anyway:wink::big_smile:


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    doug rapport really rips that ax...just a bunch of talent there:big_smile:

    oh, read the comments and see if you figure which is mine:smile2:
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  18. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    You are correct.

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  19. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

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    Just saw the Edgar vid and the Johnny vid. Awesome...kick arss:cool2: