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Old 19. Apr 2012, 09:13 AM   #231 (permalink)
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Bo, I watched some of that stuff on the TV last weekend. One of the BBC channels had some old shows re-running about southern rock from the 70's. Anyway, I've found them on uTube so I'll put the links here for you - hope they work for you.

First one is called, 'Sweet Home Alabama - The Southern Rock Saga'. It's here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHN5so_Ijo

Second one is called, 'The Old Grey Whistle Test - Macon Whoopee', which is about the music festival there. There's music at the beginning, but if you wind the video on to around 13 minutes the presenter, Bob Harris, goes to meet Dickie Betts at his house outside of Macon. Then the rest of the show is around the area, talking to people and at the festival. It's here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVFb...feature=relmfu

Both videos are around one hour long so you'll have watch them when you have the time - unless you've seen then already But seeing as how you know that area I'm sure there'll be stuff on there that will interest you.
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Old 20. Apr 2012, 03:26 AM   #232 (permalink)
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R.I.P Levon

As I turned the TV channel to CNN when I got home this evening, I heard Anderson Cooper announce the sad news that Levon Helm, drummer and lead singer for The Band has died. He was 71 and had been fighting cancer for a while. He is the third member of The Band to leave this World.

I like to remember him by posting The Weight and The night they drove old Dixie down. Both are great songs (Rolling stone magazine has them included in their list of greatest songs of all time) and on both we hear Levon singing real nice.

The Weight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-w9O...feature=relate

Here is the Virgil Caine story.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc

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Old 20. Apr 2012, 08:04 AM   #233 (permalink)
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Thanks deya, just finished watching both films, enjoyed them a lot as I had not seen them. I ll make some comments about both films.

You might of notice that there was no ABB playing in The Old Grey Whistle Test - Macon Whoopee , that's because in 1976, at the time the film was made, there was no ABB. They had broken up after a bunch of fights and problems they had with Phil Walden.

Lamar and Jaimoe joined Leavell and formed Sea Level. That was the closest thing to the ABB during this time. Sea Level performs at the 35 minute mark. The black guy on bass was Lamar Williams, he was the guy that replaced Berry Oakley after Berrys death. A friend of Jaimoe from Miss, Vietnam veteran who unfortunately got poisoned while in Vietnam, that killed him in the early 80s. A real shame, not only a fine bass player but also a really nice person. Jaimoe is still around, he is the black drummer, and together with Butch Trucks (the other drummer) and Greg are the only remaining founding members of the band that are still part of the band. Dickie Betts and Trucks don't get along, a shame because they wont play together again, that keeps Dickie from rejoining the band.

The other guy with Sea Level is a fantastic piano player, Chuck Leavell, for most people that read this comment is likely that the name is unfamiliar but not his playing. For the last 25 years he joins the Rolling Stones at the studio when they record their albums.

The Southern rock saga pretty much tells the brothers story as I know it. One thing about the ABB is that many of their storys have different versions about the same story. So, what we got from the BBC is pretty much how it was.

Their California adventure always gives me a kick. Duane refusing to play "commercial" music and leaving California to form his own band, to play his own kind of music, was great and it shows a huge amount of character from a very young kid. love the picture of Duane and Wilson Picket at 10:40. This particular recording session that Duane did with Picket was a turning point in his career because many other great musicians where saying afterwards, something like this. "Whos that guy?" or "I want a meet the guy playing the lead guitar". The rest is history.

Great films deya, thanks again for posting.

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Old 21. Apr 2012, 04:28 AM   #234 (permalink)
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A couple of nice pieces on Levon, the man, the musician.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD7v_...feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEJQmh0JT3o

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Old 21. Apr 2012, 08:51 AM   #235 (permalink)
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Adele - Someone like you (OFFICIAL VIDEO LYRICS) HD Live from Brit Awards 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCya1yiFFP4
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"First impression is not always true. Get inspired..."

One of the best inspirational videos ever - Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009
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Old 21. Apr 2012, 10:29 AM   #237 (permalink)
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"First impression is not always true. Get inspired..."

One of the best inspirational videos ever - Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009
In the same vein, also check out Lucie Jones singing "I Will Always Love You".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCAJdq1UpK4
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Old 24. Apr 2012, 02:09 PM   #238 (permalink)
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to all southern rock lovers, i first would like to say that my finding something about Levon Helm here was quite impressive, many people have never heard of him, but as a part time "bar room" musician i studied him frequently, as well as others, Levon, r.i.p.

now, i would like to introduce you to a group im pretty sure you haven't heard of but their on utube alot...the name of the band is government mule, if you go to utube locate thier version of stairway to heaven, and you'll find yourself listning to other songs by them also,

and I think I know where you can't get autographs if you want any, ......lol
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Old 24. Apr 2012, 02:21 PM   #239 (permalink)
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heres a link to an acoustic video at home messing around with an alverez I like to think theres some talent there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDtAMaE0GD4
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Old 24. Apr 2012, 03:04 PM   #240 (permalink)
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placou, I followed Haynes closely when he was with the Brothers and the Dickie Betts band, I guess you ll like this songs with Warren,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UauECrCIYl8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny2K7...eature=related

Alright placou, here is one of Levon and The Band.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RjqcTsxx-8

Love The Band.

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