------------------------------------------ VOLUME 55, sent March 7, 1997 Topics in this issue: 1. Two reminders about the VH1 concert tomorrow 2. Special order T-shirts stops in one week 3. Re: Steve and drugs 4. Port Chester, NY, in 1970 5. Re: People you'd like Winwood to work with 6. Jim Capaldi's personal life 7. "Junction 7" producer 8. More reactions to album announcements (3 posts) ------------------------------------------ 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 From: "Les Jacobson"
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 16:08:37 -0500 Subject: Garage Band Telecast According to the program listings from VH1's web site, the All-Star Garage Band Jam for City of Hope airs Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m., 4:30, 8:00 and midnight (Eastern and tape-delayed Pacific times). At 2:30 there's a "two-hour all-star special...featuring interviews and music from the elite members of the garage band." The concert itself is hosted by Paul Shaffer and features Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Don Henley, Bobby Keys, John Mellencamp, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Eddie Van Halen, Tony Rich, Max Weinberg and of course Steve Winwood. "A once-in-a-lifetime event...the biggest names in music together on one stage playing rock classics for a great cause." From: LoudnCraig@aol.com Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 03:23:48 -0500 (EST) Subject: Can't miss Seems like if you tune into VH1 anytime Saturday you'll catch SW & friends. I even found a Sunday listing. Out here in the western time zone the fun starts at 10 AM with the concert followed by the special that examines the musicians in the City of Hope Garage Band from 11:30 to 12:30. Then according to my satellite guide that special repeats at 12:30 to 1:30 followed by the concert at 1:30. Then we have another shot at the concert at 5 PM to 6:30. Another airing of the special at 8 PM followed by the concert at 9 PM till 10:30. That is most of their broadcast day. On Sunday they air the special from 4:30 to 5:30 and the concert probably follows but my satellite guide will not go that far as of this writing. 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 From: LoudnCraig@aol.com Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 02:50:18 -0500 (EST) Subject: Special order T-shirts stops in one week We are getting good response on the T-shirts. People are eager to get their shirts so we will have to close the special order window in one week. This way we can make a batch and send them out. We will order some extras but they may not be the size or color you want so let me know as soon as you can. If you need more info e-mail me or visit the SP website and look at the last SP. [Later today I'll try to get the ordering info from volume 54 uploaded onto the website. I hope. The URL is http://www.azstarnet.com/~bobbieg/teeshirt.htm -BG] 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 14:39:57 -0800 From: email@example.com Subject: Re: Steve and drugs I have no doubt that Steve did drugs, many of us have done our share and musicians do have a reputation for it. But I would really question the veracity of any less than first hand report that Steve was a regular heroin user. I say if you don't have some sources, you can call it speculation and rumor, but don't call it the truth. And Dave Mason is often referred to by a friend as Mr. Suppository for his reputation for not showing up to gigs due to drug use. But I don't know if that's true. Therefore this post spreads speculation and rumor and does not claim to represent to the truth. Of course there are very good reasons that public figures, such as musicians, would deny their drug use. A long time ago I was interviewed extensively by law enforcement about my drug use and denied everything. 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 From: GShaw10@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 00:27:08 -0500 (EST) Subject: Port Chester, NY, in 1970 I have a question regarding old tapes if anyone can answer it. Does anyone know which tape of Traffic from June 27, 1970 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY is the late show? The longer one is the most probable. They both have identical setlists until song #10, where one (which is probably the early show) concludes with "Mr. Fantasy" after "40,00 Headmen". The other goes from "Headmen" into "Glad/Freedom Rider", "Feelin' Alright", and "Feelin' Good". I also have some questions about the exact setlists for the early and late Fort Worth shows on October 12, 1974. If anyone knows, I would be most appreciative for your help. Many thanks, Greg S. 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 From: Madbotyou@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 09:10:36 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: People you'd like Winwood to work with In regards to who I'd love to hear or have heard Winwood play with, my dream list would be as follows: 1.) Yes--Traffic and Yes were both in the art rock genre and both attained a status of respect not reached by most groups. And while Rick Wakeman is a great keyboard player, Winwood could easily top him and inject just enough funk to make even the best Yes song sound fresh. 2.) Sting--OK, admittedly I regard Sting as one of the best all around artist in the world. He's already worked magic with Eric Clapton and I'm sure he and Winwood, musically, would make a fantastic duo. The only problem -- who would sing lead? 3.) Let's have Winwood go on tour with Elton John, similar to John and Billy Joel touring together a few years ago. I'm a little skeptical of John carrying some of Winwood's tunes, but I can hear Winwood sing some amazing versions of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Saturday Night's Alright", and "Burn Down The Mission". 4.) Don Henley--Oh wait, that happens at the All-Star Garage Band concert on VH-1 (g). I'll have to add more later, due to a lack of time. Ken aka Sting 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 00:17:00 +0200 (EET) From: Berkin Altinok Subject: Jim Capaldi's personal life I was wondering if you knew anything about MR CAPALDI's personal life. Is Aninha his wife? Any kids , their age (if so), things like that? Thanks again!!! 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 From: "Gabb, Anthony A" Subject: "Junction 7" producer Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 16:44:48 +1000 I noticed from one of the recent SP's that SW is working with Narada Michael Waldon (presumably as a producer) on the new album. Is anybody very familiar with NMW's work? I can only recall seeing him as a producer for Whitney Houston. Does this mean the next album will be glossy and very commercial? I hope not. Maybe Virgin is putting the pressure on - they have really only got one good seller out of SW (Roll With It) since he swapped over from Island. As far as producers are concerned I have great respect for SW as a producer and I'm not sure why he gets involved with other producers from time to time. I agree that SW's music benefits greatly by involvement from other musicians to add some different styles to his own however I struggle to see the need to rely on any other producer's skills other than his own. 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 12:07:21 -0500 From: Guy Subject: Stuff My name is Guy Augello. I'm from Buffalo, New York. Our store Speaker Shop is our work/life. Anyway, in a way SW has had a profound effect on my life, beyond his musical influences. I got in to hi-fi trying to get the most out of my cherished recordings. Little did I know it would become my career! BTW a co-worker told me of an interview he heard with a Virgin rep, on local radio regarding the new SW album. Perhaps he was mistaken but he heard of a late March release - is this possible? Guy [I answered Guy that we did have pretty definite verification of the May release, but that his co-worker may have heard of a SINGLE release. Remember, a single release could come a month before the album release, so everyone keep their ears open! -BG] From: MMneedsLuv@aol.com Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 16:57:36 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: Smiling Phases, vol 54 That is great news about new album ... will look for him on VH1 show this Saturday. Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 20:55:33 -0800 From: MSJ Subject: THANKS A LOT!!!! Bobbie: Thanks a lot for the good news.....Its finally coming...Steve's new album....It's what we have all been waiting for and I'm sure it will be a great one.......I can't wait...Thanks again for making my day! "Valerie, call me , call on me...Valerie, come and see me...I'm the same boy I used to be" JM Pons--Philippines ------------------------------------------ END OF SMILING PHASES, VOL 55