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Old 19. Nov 2011, 12:36 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Torres; if you got to know Rory Gallagher then you're a very lucky man. He was, without doubt, the finest guitarist to come from these islands in my opinion. I have every single one of his albums, vinyl, and tons of CD's - bootlegs etc. Closest I got was to shake his hand after a concert in Leeds. Still amazes, and saddens me, to think that he was so popular around Europe and other parts of the world yet still his music and talent hardly get a mention these days - radio etc. But look around uTube and you see the respect people, music lovers, still have for him.

He toured extensively, much better live than recorded. When I was in Germany in the early 80's Rory Gallagher was revered there by virtually everyone I ever met, they absolutely loved him - RockPalast seemed to feature him every other month. He held a legendary status there, probably still does. And rightly so.

Too many Rory songs to choose for favourites, although the album 'Live In Europe' is the one I like listening to the most. Two live performances here, though;

My favourite version of Shadow Play, at Middlesex Poly 1979;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayyIv9UL4_k

... and then Bad Penny, at Montreux 1985;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzsDWTc4mY

He's using the battered Strat on both songs. A great musician, one of the very best. Very rarely a week goes by without the sound of Rory Gallagher drifting through the house here at some point, and never a party or get together with friends goes by without his music being pumped out to the rafters either. A very unassuming rock star, but one that inspired many to try follow in his footsteps. A terrible shame that he died so young but his music lives on.

Thanks for posting that, I could never tire of listening to Rory Gallagher.
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Old 19. Nov 2011, 05:03 AM   #122 (permalink)
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WOW, amazing slide playing by Rory, Torres. He certainly could play. deya, I agree with you, I would never get tired of listening to him play songs like the one linked by Torres.

Torres, you'll never see me saying this is"my favorite Dylan song" or "my favorite AB song" but this song is for certain my favorite Stones song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxcvP...eature=related

There's a link between the ABB and The Stones. His name is Chuck Leavell. Any Stones fan should know him, maybe you like to read his BIO. Some call him the 5th or 6th stone since he has played often with the band.
http://www.chuckleavell.com/bio.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Leavell


In the mid 70s, when the ABB disbanded for the first time, he and 2 other ex ABB members formed a band that became very popular in Georgia, it was called Sea level. I had the pleasure of watching them many times. Listen to him talking about Jessica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qK84Q1C-JI

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Old 20. Nov 2011, 10:20 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Many thanks bo and deya for the links; I will check them all out later this week.

Great to hear that Rory is still held in high esteem by so many who loved his music and his brilliant live performances.

Not long ago I read Gerry McAvoy's autobiography which of course features Rory and offers a fascinating insight into his life both off and on the road.

http://www.ridingshotgun.co.uk/

Riding Shotgun by Gerry McAvoy with Peter Chrisp

Published by SPG Triumph

ISB 0-9550320-0-8 (hardback)

ISB 0-9550320-1-6 (paperback)

The book is a must read for any Rory fan.
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Old 21. Nov 2011, 04:54 AM   #124 (permalink)
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A band that I grew up with in Ohio (USA) almost 30 years ago that never made it very big, but was truly awesome: the Michael Stanley Band.

http://youtu.be/bl-zQhr0V6g

http://youtu.be/G50CZ5lw2CQ

http://youtu.be/7m6wRBNLJnM

http://youtu.be/6raRdLfUS28
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Old 21. Nov 2011, 07:22 AM   #125 (permalink)
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A band that I grew up with in Ohio (USA) almost 30 years ago that never made it very big, but was truly awesome: the Michael Stanley Band.

http://youtu.be/bl-zQhr0V6g

http://youtu.be/G50CZ5lw2CQ

http://youtu.be/7m6wRBNLJnM

http://youtu.be/6raRdLfUS28
LOL, I remember those guys when I saw this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lURaT...eature=related
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Old 22. Nov 2011, 03:11 AM   #126 (permalink)
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I kind of remember him. At least I thought so until I realized that I was thinking about this other Michael.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zxjB...eature=related

Beauty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAkhy...eature=related
I wanted to find a live version but none sounded as good as the original.


A 34 minute jam, 4 parts. Ahhhh.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9rsv...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFVfn...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKsip...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNTKO...eature=related

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Old 23. Nov 2011, 04:21 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Really cool to check out all these great music videos...

The other day I was checking on blues guitarists and found a bunch of videos of Guthrie Govan. After seeing that I was thinking about selling my guitars for a second. Well, hear for yourself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J503O...feature=fvwrel
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Old 23. Nov 2011, 10:43 PM   #128 (permalink)
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After seeing that I was thinking about selling my guitars for a second. Well, hear for yourself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J503O...feature=fvwrel
I feel like that every time i listen to SRV George but in the end it just spurs me on to improve
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Old 24. Nov 2011, 05:25 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Old 24. Nov 2011, 05:33 AM   #130 (permalink)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vafrs...eature=related
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