When Rick originally posted the New England concert, I listened to it as I do with all his postings. There are always some good things, but I have an admission to make. If I never hear Tom Dooley, MTA, Greenback Dollar, Saints, Worried Man again...that's just fine with me. Those songs belonged to Nick, Bob, Dave and John and I've heard them enough.
Back to the Denver show...It took just a couple of tunes for me to become a Roger Gambill fan. He was funny and he could sing and play. (Apparently, Bob didn't insist on his tenor playing a tenor guitar at the time) Watching Bob Shane, even all those years ago, was watching a legend. George was spectacular as always with his guitar and banjo work. He accompanied a Roger solo called "Lovers" ..it was just beautiful.
I never cared for the extra musicians Bob hired. Not that they weren't good, they just weren't needed....except for the bass. Drums overpowered the Trio...any percussion that was needed was more than satisfied by George's banjo. Fortunately, as I said, the venue had a great in-house sound and lighting system and when it was just the Trio singing and playing their own instruments....they sounded fantastic.
I would have no idea how to do it, but I appreciate the work that Rick puts in to have all the music on his site. I do check back often hoping to find something new. I think by now, if it was recorded, Rick has it. Sometimes it seems that, the lack of responsive posts translates to lack of interest...it's just not the case. When I first listened to the New England concert, I just wasn't moved to post about it. I think the only thing somewhat unique is the fact there's so little on record featuring the Roger trio.
My favorite trio combination was Nick, Bob and John. My second favorite combo...George, Bob and Roger. That night in Denver was the last time I saw a live KT concert. Roger was such a wonderful addition...so sorry his life ended as it did.
: Thanks Sue. But I wouldn't expect much
: discussion. When I posted this in December,
: first the one big long file, then the
: individual songs, which I spent most of a
: day breaking out of the long non-stop file,
: a lot of work by the way, between the two
: postings, there were nearly five hundred
: views, and a grand total of maybe seven
: replies. Makes me wonder why I bother. But
: thanks for mentioning it.
: --Previous Message--
: In the midst of the Marvinettes drama, Rick
: and Paul G. posted something truly
: incredible...I am reposting it so we can all
: savor it again...
: So, please check it out and post your
: thoughts.....I will say that George and
: Roger's harmonies are amazing on this...I
: find myself listening to this a lot..and
: wishing I had the thrill of seeing this line
: up in person...My late friend, David Ruiz
: saw this line up...and I think of him when I
: hear this....
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