------------------------------------------ VOLUME 49, sent February 6, 1997 Topics in this issue: 1. Similar SW artist 2. Re: mystery song (3 responses) 3. Re: Opening Act 4. SP By-Topic 5. Thoughts, movies, drummers, & boots 6. Wonderful news! (2 posts) 7. Clapton? Wise guy.. 8. Corrections 9. Steve in drag? 10. AIYE KETA 11. Can I have a volunteer? ------------------------------------------ 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 15:06:03 -0500 From: "Paul Frenette"
Subject: Similar SW artist Hi Bobbie, wanted to share with you (and anyone else) about a Canadian musician called Stan Meissner. His music I find is a lot like SW's and in fact he produces/directs/writes, etc. all his songs. He has put out only one album thus far, "UNDERTOW" a couple of years ago. He did have a hit back earlier called "ONE CHANCE" that I managed to obtain from a radio station locally since it hasn't been released for sale to the public. So if you get a chance, try and get his CD called UNDERTOW and let me know what you think? I listen to Stan whenever my SW CD's are too hot from too much playing or my wife says she's going crazy hearing SW again! 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 16:41:37 +0100 From: Bjorn Sandstrom Subject: Re: mystery song Patrick David wrote: >The DJ's that play usually refer to it a sung by a "young Stevie >Winwood" he has a short cut in the middle of the album in a high >falsetto voice, it is a song about the roadies in the band that set up >and take down the equipment. Winwood has like I say a short cut in >the middle rocks like maybe a 60's or 70's tune. some one told me it >is "no nukes concert" with Springsteen and J.Brown, and someone has >said no it is winwood with a early traffic album. I would really like >to find this and purchase it. Can you help me name that >album/group/cut? This sounds like a description of "The Load-out" by Jackson Browne from "Running On Empty" - a great live album from 1977. I have no memory of it being included on the "No Nukes" album, but it could have been performed at the concert. Now the seats are all empty Let the roadies take the stage Pack it up and tear it down They're the first to come and last to leave... I'll have to go home and play it just because of this. Bjorn From: Rocker22@aol.com Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 18:31:45 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: Mystery Song Checked my LP of Jackson Browne's Running On Empty. Song is "The Load Out" which segues into "Stay". The falsetto singing is on "Stay". Date: Fri, 24 Jan 97 16:02:56 EST From: "Adrian Vockeroth" Subject: Re: Mystery Song It sounds like Patrick David's "mystery song" from Smiling Phases Volume 48 is the Load Out by Jackson Browne. The falsetto piece which Patrick attributes to Steve Winwood is actually a then "rare vocal performance" by David Lindley. It was on the Running on Empty LP but may also have appeared on the No Nukes LP as I know that Jackson Browne was part of the No Nukes performance. Adrian Vockeroth 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 From: Madbotyou@aol.com Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 12:44:15 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: Opening Act In regards to an opening act for Winwood. This may sound nostalgic, but I think Howard Jones would be a very good opening act for Winwood. They both are big on keyboards/piano. synthesizer. And both are extremely talented. It's just my two cents worth. For the record, I think Robert Cray was his best opening act from past tours. Ken aka Sting 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:09:45 -0700 Subject: SP By-Topic If you haven't checked it out recently, Smiling Phases By-Topic has a brand new look. Go to http://www.azstarnet.com/~bobbieg/bytopic.htm if you have questions that you think might have been answered previously in this forum. Let me and Steve Smith know what you think of the site! --- Bobbie (email@example.com) 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 From: "Fischler, Sol (NBC)" Subject: Thoughts, movies, drummers, & boots Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 11:17:00 -0500 Hi All, and Happy New Year. Saw the movie "Message to Love" yesterday---about the concert on the Isle of Wight in 1970. Great to see some classic performances by Hendrix, the Who, the Doors, among others. No Stevie, but enjoyable regardless. The big tease for me came during the end credits, when one of the song credits mentioned Family, but there was no footage of them during the film. Got my hands on a Today Show interview from Nov. 1990--right after the release of Refugees of the Heart. Not too much substance, but nice to see clips from SDG doing Keep on Running (Beat Club-?), and what look like clips from Traffic Live at Santa Monica. I'm also trying to get my hands on not only the VH-1 Traffic special from 1994, but the original archival footage that went into making it.(Nice having friends in "high" places.) By the way, was I stoned, or does anyone else remember a Traffic "video" from the mid-70's where the music is the Canteen version of "Dear Mr. Fantasy", but the only "actors" are Winwood, Capaldi, and Wood against a white backdrop. (I remember seeing it in black & white, but thinking about it, that's probably just the TV we had at the time.) Any info would be greatly appreciated. Re: Berkin's comments -- I listened to Dream Gerrard again last night, and you're right -- Capaldi does indeed put in some tasty playing, but I still don't think it comes close to anything Jim Gordon did for Traffic. By the way, I never said Capaldi isn't a good drummer. On the contrary, I've always respected him verymuch. I've hated Ginger Baker ever since reading an article that said the reason Capaldi stopped playing drums for all those years was because Baker had started hanging out with the band, and Capaldi became completely intimidated. When I saw Traffic during the Eagle tour in 1974, Winwood didn't pick up his guitar all night, trying -- and badly -- to imitate all his guitar work on keyboards, and Chris Wood didn't blow a sober note all night. Capaldi was the only one who held the band together. And when I saw them again at Jones Beach in 1994, Capaldi in my mind definitely got the Most Improved Musician award for more spirited and inventive play than anyone had a reason to expect. He traded duty with that ex-Santana drummer, and equaled, if not surpassed, anything his partner did. But I think the most glaring comparison comes from listening to that new issue of Clapton's Rainbow Concert, where Capaldi & Jimmy Karstein play on all the songs Gordon had mastered the 2-3 years earlier. Even with all the super talent on guitar, organ, etc., I couldn't help but feel something was missing to take the music to the same level as live Derek & the Dominoes, with just the 4 musicians. Okay, okay, I'll get off the soapbox now. If you want more specifics, E-mail me. Please. I got the song lists from 4 of the 6 volumes of that Clapton Anthology I mentioned last time if anyone is interested. Here goes: BF=Blind Faith YB=Yardbirds CR=Cream DD=Derek & the Dominoes DBF=Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (with George Harrison) Volume 1 1-Layla - DD - Studio Outtake 1970 2-Well Alright - BF - Hyde Park Debut Concert 1969 3-Sea of Joy - BF - Hyde Park Debut Concert 1969 4-Told You For the Last Time - 1st solo album alt. mix 5-Let It Rain - 1st solo album alt. mix 6-Lonesome and a Long Way From Home - 1st solo album alt. mix 7-Got to Get Better In a Little While -DD- Johnny Cash Show 1970 8-Matchbox - -DD- Johnny Cash Show 1970 9-Blues Power - -DD-Johnny Cash Show 1970 10-Wah Wah-instrumental w/ G. Harrison-All Things Must Pass session 11-Sunshine of Your Love - CR-Ricky Ticky Club-UK-Jan. 15 1967 12-Lawdy Mama- CR-Ricky Ticky Club-UK-Jan. 15 1967 13-Sweet Wine- CR-Ricky Ticky Club-UK-Jan. 15 1967 14-It's My Life Baby-Clapton w/ Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells Sept 29 1970 15-Louise - YB -L'Olympia Paris 1964-UK TV Live Volume 2 1-Little Wing-DD-Live @ the Fillmore East outtake 2-Cold Turkey- Plastic Ono Band-Alt. take 3-Slunky- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 4-Bad Boy- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 5-Lonesome & a Long Way From Home-1st solo album Alt. Mix 6-Blues Power- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 7-Bottle of Red Wine- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 8-Lovin' You Lovin' Me- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 9-Don't Know Why- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 10-Don't Know Why-Alt. arr.- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 11-Easy Now- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 12-Art of Dying-instrumental w/ G. Harrison-All Things Must Pass 13-Sleeping In The Ground- BF - Hyde Park Debut Concert 1969 14-Under My Thumb- BF - Hyde Park Debut Concert 1969 15-Crossroads- CR-Goodbye Tour outtake-LA 1968 16-Sunshine of Your Love - CR-Goodbye Tour outtake-LA 1968 17-Brown Sugar-w/Rolling Stones-12/14/1970-Keith Richards Birthday Session Volume 5 1-Clapton interview-I Feel Free-Cream BBC Session Jan 10 1967 2-NSU - Cream BBC Session Jan 10 1967 3-From Four Until Late - Cream BBC Session Jan 10 1967 4-Sweet Wine - Cream-BBC Nov 8 1966 5-Clapton interview-Wrapping Paper - Cream-BBC Nov 8 1966 6-Lawdy Mama - Cream-BBC Dec. 9 1966 7-Traintime - CR-BBC Dec. 9 1966 8-Politician - CR-Oct 18/19 1968 Goodbye Rough Mix 9-I'm So Glad - CR-Oct 18/19 1968 Goodbye Rough Mix 10-Sittin on Top of the World- CR-Oct 18/19 1968 Goodbye Rough Mix 11-Poor Elijah - DBF-Copenhagen Dec. 1969 12-Where There's A Will - DBF-Copenhagen Dec. 1969 13-My Baby Specializes - DBF-Copenhagen Dec. 1969 14-Don't Want to Discuss It-DBF-Copenhagen Dec. 1969 15-Deserted Cities of the Heart-DBF-Copenhagen Dec. 1969 16-Politician - CR -Oakland 10-4-68-Live Cream Vol.2-Rough Mix Volume 6 1-After Midnight- 1st solo album Alt. Mix 2-Steppin' Out - CR-BBC Session Jan 9 1968 3-Politician - CR-BBC Session Jan 9 1968 4-Sittin' On Top of the World-CR-Ricky Ticky Club-UK-Jan. 15 1967 5-Feel So Bad - recording session w/ Martha Velez 1970 6-Instrumental Jam 1- BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 7-Instrumental Jam 2- BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 8-Instrumental Jam 3- BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 9-African Jam - BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 10-Hey Joe - BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 11-Well Alright (Take 1) BF-The Morgan Studio London 1969 12-Passing the Time -Scatafaragus CR - Oakland Oct 4 1968 13-Matchbox -Take1-DD-Johnny Cash Show Nov 5 1970 14-Matchbox -Take2-DD-Johnny Cash Show Nov 5 1970 15-Tell the Truth- DD-Civic Auditorium Santa Monica 1970 If there are at least 5 or 6 people interested in any one volume, then I figure it would only cost about $5 per copy, which would include return postage (And I'll pop for all the padded mailing envelopes). I'm hoping that this "chipping- in" idea isn't too "retro-" or offensive, because I want to get the set before they crack down on this store. (My favorite CD store near home got hit and now sells only general release material now -- sorry to lose such a convenient resource for boots.) If anyone's interested, please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. (Berkin -- you might want to try one of the volumes with DD material -- if it's up to their usual par, it'll be quite eye- opening ... uh, ear-opening-?) That's it for now. Time to get back to work. -- Sol 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 From: MomeyKate@aol.com Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:32:05 -0500 (EST) Subject: Wonderful news! Hi, Bobbie and SP subscribers! Great news in the Feb. 1, 1997 issue of Billboard: City of Hope All Star Garage Band Benefit Concert will be aired in entirety on March 8, on VH-1 due to huge demand via phone calls, etc. Article goes in depth about the concert, its charitable contribution, and the performers IN PARTICULAR THE MOST TALENTED PERSON ON THE STAGE IN THE OPINION OF ALL THERE - STEVE WINWOOD!!! (quote from Mellencamp who is glowing in his tribute - but a little off on Steve's age- he says he's 10 years older than John (more like 3)... why quibble, though. Mellencamp was profuse in his praise of Steve. It's nice to see it in print again! Enjoy this wonderful news. I sure am! Mary from Minnesota From: SayOnceMor@aol.com Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 04:13:21 -0500 (EST) Subject: City Of Hope, Opening Act Hi, all, Found this on the Springsteen mailing list. Subject: Mighty Max at City of Hope Benefit to be aired Date: Tue, 28 Jan 97 9:14:09 EST By BRADLEY BAMBARGER [snip] On March 8, VH1 will broadcast the entire, unedited City Of Hope/All-Star Garage Band show in what will be the only airing of the event. The broadcast, to be simulcast on radio (via a distributor to be announced), will provide further fund-raising support for City of Hope with telethon-style breaks between the songs. Viewers will be encouraged to make donations to the nonprofit medical and research center via a toll-free line donated by Ticketmaster. Those who donate $20 or more will earn a limited-edition All-Star Garage Band T-shirt designed by Tommy Hilfiger and a copy of the VH-1 ``Big '80s'' compilation CD. Besides Crow belting out ``Bitch,'' the concert featured several artists switching off on lead vocals. Adams and Mellencamp teamed on ``I Fought The Law,'' Henley hollered ``In The Midnight Hour,'' Etheridge romped through ``Stay With Me,'' and Winwood sailed through his classic hit with the Spencer Davis Group, ``Gimme Some Lovin','' with the entire band _ which through the night included Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and trumpeter Jim Price as well as a rhythm section of Me'shell Ndegeocello on bass and Narada Michael Walden and Max Weinberg on drums. And as for an opening act, I'd like to see either Tina Arena or Patti Scialfa open for him. Tina Arena is someone that I just discovered. She's an Australian singer, has a song that I hear occasionally on the radio, "Chains." I like her a lot. Very upbeat. Patti Scialfa I think is a wonderful writer. She released an album way back in 1993, but never toured to promote it. Her lyrics are wonderful. You have to listen to her album a few times to really get into it, but it's excellent. (She's worked with Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Rolling Stones/Keith Richard and Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers, that I can think of right off the top of my head.) Andrea 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 02:37:39 +0200 (EET) From: Berkin Altinok Subject: Clapton? Wise guy.. Hey people, what do you think of Clapton? That is a very good question. Answer : Jealousy wrong answer OK lets be objective, he is a fine guitarist (consider May, Blackmore, Walsh, Lee, Kossoff , even our master) he can play the damn thing, this is all too fine but don't you think that there is something wrong? First of all he is too commercial, I mean Winwood could have done an unplugged and would have sold 10 million, it would be very easy for him to do it, but he did not do it, maybe he'll do it later, that's not our problem, why does everybody go crazy for Clapton ? Maybe a charismatic last name : well could be... who knows I'm going to list down some facts now for you to understand what EC is all about .. not to forget these are my own opinions and ideas , I'm not an ANTI-CLAPTONIST, but I am a WINWOODIAN and I do not like what I see. FACT #1) Clapton started to use Strat in late 60's when he first heard it's amazing sound during a friend's concert , guess who that friend is NOT, it's not Hendrix, it is Winwood. FACT #2) EC always says he adores Steve's music and follows everything he does and thinks that he has made a huge contribution to modern music. FACT #3) For many of the blues experts over here in Turkey (and believe there are many) think that he copied Freddie King and his voice, he did not create his own style, unlike Steve eventually. FACT #4) Did he pay tribute to greats? I mean people like Pop Staples, Clarence G, Brown and Hubert Sumin were trying to earn the day when he was swimming in money O.K. he might have appeared on some charity albums but the adequacy is under question. The answer lies in the video for HERE COMES A MAN!!!! Simple as that. FACT #5) Did he ever sing lead vocals in real terms in his career in any of his groups so vocal wise do not rate him ever, ever along side WINWOOD, PLANT, COCKER or RODGERS, never, ever do that mistake. FACT #6) Tears in Heaven, OK, fine song and we are all sorry about the kid but where did he find Will Jennings, I mean I personally never heard of a guy called Will Jennings. What about the producer of JOURNEYMAN? I mean I personally never heard of Russ Titelman. C'mon, think guys, think . FACT #7) What has he been doing lately since the Journeyman album he is doing zip,,, live albums, unpluggeds, meaningless duets, a terrible blues cover album (I mean he can never sing like Muddy Waters he can only sing like Clapton) so where is a 8 or 10 track pure Clapton written album. Can't he afford it? C'mon, guys and gals think FACT #8) How many songs had he written in his career? Maybe many but what is he known for? Marley, and Cale , and by the way Layla is not purely Clapton never forget J. Gordon. Finally what I am trying to say is that Winwood is God, not Clapton and this is totally objective just compare guys , I'm not trying to instigate a fight but I just wanted to point these out if any one agree or disagree please mail .... Everybody keep up the headless horsemen vibe and take care BERKIN,...000) > > [Berkin, I was more or less with you until Fact 6: Will Jennings has written many, many songs with Winwood, including Higher Love, While You See a Chance, and Back in the High Life; and Russ Titelman produced the album Back in the High Life. I mention this now just so I won't be inundated with posts on this subject. Comment on anything else, though, gang! --BG] 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 From: email@example.com Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 06:27:58 -0700 Subject: Corrections One of the Subscriber wrote to me recently and asked that I correct his post to make it conform to the general rules of grammar and punctuation. Here's what I replied, for everyone's benefit: Frankly, I do make corrections to posts. I generally clean up the spelling and grammar and sometimes the punctuation before I send them out, because I realize that for many of our Subscribers, English is NOT their first language. Most of these posts are well-reasoned, insightful, and thoughtful, and presenting them to the rest of the group in a way that appears uneducated is doing the author a disservice. I try to retain the original 'flavor' and idiosyncrasies of the author's, just put the posts into a more standard format. Many times the author will also include a personal note to me, which I will snip out; and sometimes a person's .sig is just too darn long, so to make it fair I delete everyone's .sig, except their name. I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I mean well. And if I ever 'clean up' a post of yours in a way that offends or irritates you, just let me know, and in the next issue I'll post an apology or retraction or whatever you feel appropriate. Whew! Long explanation! --- Bobbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) 9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9 From: "BobbieG." Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 09:44:27 -0700 Subject: Steve in drag? I was watching part of my collection of Winwood MTV videos over the weekend, watching pretty closely, and a gal in one of them made me take a second look. Rewound the tape a couple times, and looked again. If you have "Holding On" on tape, fast-forward to near the end. There're 2 girls sitting in a diner, laughing over a letter. Is the one on the right Steve in drag? Just may be! (For those of you who don't understand English idiom, 'in drag' means dressed as a woman, generally fairly outrageously.) While we're at it, which is your favorite video? I like "Hearts on Fire" best, he seems to be having so much fun with Genia, and a sense of humor is not always evident in Our Hero. Send me your thoughts! --- Bobbie (email@example.com) 10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10*10 From: MHargre586@aol.com Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 14:21:43 -0500 (EST) Subject: AIYE KETA It's here !!! I have today received my CD of AIYE KETA by "The Third World" or "Winwood/Kabaka/Amao". I've not played it yet : I'm on my way home now to listen. Happy Vibes. Mike Hargreaves. 11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11*11 From: "BobbieG." Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 08:49:53 -0700 Subject: Can I have a volunteer? Okay, folks, we have someone who checks regularly with Steve's management office for info about the new album; we also check periodically with Virgin, but they are so un-forthcoming that we never get anything out of them. One of the Subscribers suggested contacting Jim Capaldi's management, since he very likely worked on the album. Checking on the back of a couple albums, I found the name and address of the company. It's John Taylor PO Box 272 London N20 OBY But this is from 1988, so I don't know if it's still current. Could one of you UK Subscribers check into that for us, please, and report back? --- Bobbie (firstname.lastname@example.org) ------------------------------------------ END OF SMILING PHASES, VOL 49