Post by mjbrathwaite on Apr 26, 2011 18:28:36 GMT -5
Now you have my envy: I met D.J. Fontana when he came to New Zealand with the Jordanaires and Elvis impersonator Mike Albert, but Scotty Moore has never been here, and he is one of my favourite guitarists. I've spent many hours transcribing his solos off records, including the one on "Too Much". Apparently he got lost in it and ended up improvising most of it, but I've always considered it a great solo years ahead of its time, and reminiscent of Mike Bloomfield's marvelous one in "Work Song" on the Paul Butterfield Band's "East West" album.
Post by mjbrathwaite on Apr 28, 2011 18:56:54 GMT -5
Maybe there's hope for me yet if they're still touring, although most of our concert venues have been out of action since our earthquake in February. Elvis's 1970s band performed at our biggest venue, which is still standing, but I doubt that they would put Scotty and D.J. there. We've just missed out on a Gerry and the Pacemakers/Herman's Hermits concert I was looking forward to because there wasn't a suitable venue for the size of crowd they were expecting.
Post by mjbrathwaite on Apr 29, 2011 21:29:36 GMT -5
I'm not much of a traveller. I've been to the Alamo, but have have never had any reason to visit Australia. It's very hot ,and it's full of dangerous spiders (some of which have somehow migrated here and occasionally turn up in my house), flies, and Australians! Actually, we like Australians now rather more than we used to since they sent rescue teams to get people out of collapsed buildings after our earthquake and we sent people to help out in their floods. There was some talk of me touring there in a country music show a couple of years ago. I even recorded a country album to accompany it, but the tour fell through.