GIVE THE PIANO SOME!

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Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 09:49 am:

HEY GANG,WE'VE TALKED ABOUT HORNS,GUITARS,VIOLIN,BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR OLD FRIEND,THE PIANO WHICH IS WHERE EVERYTHING BEGINS,HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD ARTIST SAY{I SAT DOWN AT THE PIANO AND STARTED TO PLAY...}THE WAY LITTLE RICHARD WOULD MAKE THOSE KEYS SING,THE HEARTSTOPPING OPENING OF{SINCE I LOST MY BABY,OR THE RAPID FIRE RIFFS OF THE O'JAYS LOOKY LOOKY}HOW ABOUT GIVIN IT UP FOR OUR OLD FRIEND THE PIANO?

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.123) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:38 am:

I love the piano opening of the Temptations "Its Growing", a great Smokey production.I thought it was great that they used a "toy" piano for the opening.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:59 am:

Well I must admit I'm partial to pianos.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 11:56 am:

The piano intro to "I Want You Back" is my alltime favorite.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 12:07 pm:

OK GUYS: SINCE I'M SUFFERING TODAY(SEE LOVELY LA 2 THREAD)...THE THOUGHT OF JOHNNY GRIFFITH"S TINKLING ON "COOL JERK" AT LEAST BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE!!!...STU...PS...NOW IF YOU WANT TO TALK JAZZ HERE...HERBIE HANCOCK...OSCAR PETERSON...I'LL GO ON FOREVER

Top of pageBottom of page   By Chancellor of Soul (63.78.189.114) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 12:24 pm:

My favorite piano riff has to be, " Oh Happy
Day", by the Edwin Hawkins Singers in 1969.

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.39.187) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:00 pm:

As far as Philly goes there were/are are some fabulous piano/keyboard players.
I'll start in the fifties where many of the group records such as Lee Andrews and the Hearts in particular featured the "tinkling" piano of Elijah Johnson. You can hear it well on Teardrops, Long Lonely Nights and Try the Impossible.
There was Walter Gates who graced many of the late fifties to early sixties mosly pop records as in the Swan and Cameo stuff.
Huff came along in the mid to later sixties
and really came into his own around 1970
with the early O'jays stuff and by the time H.M.and the Blue Notes and the Intruders I'll Always My Mama came along, well...you know the rest.
Ron Kersey joined us in early 1973 after coming out of the service.
He mainly worked with Baker Harris and Young and myself as well as many other non G&H people.
Disco Inferno is pure Kersey. He also wrote the song with Leroy Green.
All the clavinet stuff is Ron Kersey. He was our groove man.
Another "Blue Eyed Soul" brother was Carlton "Cotton" Kent who had a jazzy/rocky flavor to his playing.
He is featured heavilly on all the Blue Magic things and his George Shearing style can be appreciated on Three Ring Circus and on Look Me Up and Welcome To the Club where he does some fabulous Rhodes solos.
Also most of the harpsicord type stuff was Cotton Kent.
Lenny Pakula was the organ meister and grand piano as well and can be heard on a lot of the early to mid seventies PIR stuff as Pickett, Dusty, Sweet Inspiration, Jerry Butler, O'Jays Archie Bell et al.
Dexter Wansel worked mostly on his own stuff as did Thom Bell.
Eddie Green was a certified jazz guy and was featured on most of the Billy Paul and other jazz tinged albums that were done at PIR such as Monk Montgomery.
The list goes on.. .T. Conway, Bunny Sigler, Bruce Gray, Bruce Hawes,Richie Rome also played mostly on their own compositions.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Livonia Ken (136.1.1.154) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:27 pm:

Tony,
I was just listening to a CD I compiled yesterday (Monday) and was wondering what the H-E-Double Hockey sticks that piano sound was at the beginning of "It's Growing". You have made my day. Now if someone could please tell me what that organ weirdness is at the beginning of "Stop in the Name of Love", you will have made my day twice. :)

I love those odd little flourishes, BTW.

Regards,
Ken

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.39.187) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:31 pm:

Its an upwards glissando on that organ intro and a common organ thing!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Livonia Ken (136.1.1.154) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:42 pm:

I think it must be the abruptness (and maybe a quick fade-up?) that struck me as odd/interesting. It's sounds like they clipped a slightly longer pick-up (or something).

Regards,
Ken

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 01:47 pm:

Aretha on "I Say A Little Prayer".

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.40) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:28 pm:

Pete Johnson(is it)?
on Big Joe's
'shake.rattle and roll'.
Just for starters.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:14 pm:

Bobby,

A keyboard player I really love is Neil Larsen
- I first came across him as a member of the
Soul Survivors on that reunion album they did
for TSOP ( I LOVE that album !)

He went on to work with guitarist Buzzy Feiten
as the Larsen-Feiten Band, did a few solo albums
for A&M's Horizon label then went into session
work - including somebody called Michael Jackson
(whoever he is)

Do you know if Buzzy Feiten's from Philly ?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Chancellor of Soul (66.207.40.18) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:21 pm:

Also the opening of Aretha Franklin's 1968
version of, " You Send Me", is chilling !!!!
Whew !!!

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.33.135) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:41 pm:

I love the piano in "What Love Has Joined Together" by the Temptations - whomever played on that played EXCELLENT, full chords. I love it.

And also, I love the piano in "My Baby," it sets the light, happy tone of the song very well.

I am also a big fan of Laura Nyro's piano playing.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (64.236.243.31) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:50 pm:

Does anyone know what songs of Marvin & Tammi's that Valerie Simpson may be playing piano on?

Vickie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony Russi (68.18.227.123) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:51 pm:

So much great piano in all Motown tracks...especially "How Sweet It Is" Marvin Gaye & great churchy piano in Mary Wells' "You Lost The Sweetest Boy".

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.116) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:56 pm:

Chris Towns on Cotillion records
called 'sop it up'.

Top of pageBottom of page   By GrahamD (62.254.0.8) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:56 pm:

My fav piano riff comes from the song called I'M GONNA MISS YOU BY THE ARTISTICS! I also love all the piano arrangements Motown did! GO GO IVORY JO!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:00 pm:

Sorry to butt in here (Ralph or David, you can delete this later)

Mel - I can't email you. My messages keep getting returned.

Back to the thread....

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.116) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:04 pm:

Ritchie,
Trouble at mill once more.
Can send but cant recieve at present.
Hope you got the scan?
mel.
Normal play will now resume
Thanks to one and all.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (63.101.17.207) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:04 pm:

Aretha's incredibly soulful playing on "I Never Loved A Man" at that first Muscle Shoals session that reportedly galvanized the other musicians to drop what they were doing, scramble for their instruments, start rolling tape, and join in the groove she was laying down.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:06 pm:

Yes, mate - thanks! I mailed you about it but no go :o(

(Back to the ivories)

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (63.101.17.207) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:07 pm:

oh Nish, I just read your post and I'm with you on Laura Nyro. I love her feel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:16 pm:

GrahamD:
Ditto on the piano riff for the Artistics' "I'm Gonna Miss You." I'm gonna have to ask Sonny Sanders who played piano on the track.

Another piano fave - "What I'd Say" (45 mono version) - Ray Charles on the Wulitzer electric piano.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.123) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:42 pm:

A great piano riff "Good-Bye, So Long" by Ike & Tina Turner on Kent Records, I think 1965. I'm pretty sure it is Ike on the piano on the record.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lynn Bruce (65.60.200.153) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:59 pm:

There's so many different styles,where do we begin. For the kind of music I get a smile listening to I vote for---Johnny Johnson,Chuck Berry,s old piano man,"SMOKIN"----The other piano player that I was slack-jawed watching was Lonnie Macks piano player. I don't know his name, but his keys were just smokin when he did solos. This was in the early 90,s and he looked to be about 60 years or around there in age.
Lynn

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (65.57.20.129) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 08:18 pm:

Northern soul with great piano work: "I Love My Baby" by the International GTOs.

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.34.39) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 09:08 pm:

Oh, "My Baby Loves Me" by Martha & the Vandellas.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.41.21) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 09:17 pm:

Let us not forget Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton Earl Fatha Hines,
and Richard Carpenter>

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (207.221.193.245) on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 09:30 pm:

I like the piano opening on Laughter in the Rain by Neil Sedaka and that MEAN piano opening by Carole King on One Fine Day by the Chiffons..
Steph

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.123) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:30 am:

Hey Steph, You sure are right about "One Fine Day" too bad they took Little Eva's voice off and gave the track to the Chiffons.I'm not slighting the Chiffons I just love Eva Boyd and she deserved better treatment regarding her career.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Common (209.2.55.172) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:53 am:

Hello everyone,

One of my favorite piano intro's is the Ojays' "Backstabbers". It has a sinister feel to it & sets the tone & mood for the song. Really ingenius!

Anything with Aretha on piano is worthwhile. She can play almost anything. I love her remakes where the piano is the centerpiece such as, "Brand New Me", "Oh me, Oh my (I'm a fool for you baby)", "Lean On Me", etc.

Of course, I can't forget one of my favs, Nina Simone, another gifted yet often forgotten singer/musician. She does some fantastic work. Listen to her work on "Nina Sings Ellington" as proof!


Peace!

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:36 pm:

I'll just add three names......the late Richard Tee, Donny Hathaway, and Joe Sample. Not only great "technicians"...but players with great feeling and an unmistakeable sound.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:57 pm:

AHH JOE SAMPLE...JAZZ CRUSADERS...ANOTHER GREAT ONE!!!...MY BROTHER HAS WORKED WITH JOE...AND JOE IS A MAINSTAY IN THE LA STUDIO COMMUNITY...AS WELL AS SOME SUPURB PERFORMING!!!...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.39.241) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 02:14 pm:

Eubie Blake, Roberta Flack, Paul Griffin, Valerie Simpson. Just to name several more.

Top of pageBottom of page   By T.P. (63.88.160.101) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 04:32 pm:

Billy Joel, one of the best.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stepbaby (12.87.60.203) on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

I'm surprised no one mentioned George Duke.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (65.57.21.164) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:12 am:

I love that rolling piano on Marvin's "Pride and Joy"!

Anyone familiar with a group called the Preparations, who did a song called "Get-E-Up (The Horse)" around 1968 or so? It has some nice piano riffing that sounds a lot like a player piano.

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.78) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 03:34 am:

Mark,
I once heard a record by the Preprations on Mainstream records called 'Thats when he remembers/(I dont want )Nobodt but you' but was far too funky for me.
Funk not being my forte as you know so out it went.Many years ago now.
Are these the same Preperations as the ones you mention?Havent heard any more by them not off hand.(mind you the times I have said that and found songs later)
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.99.84) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 09:29 am:

To go back further, Nat King Cole was one of the absolute best at filling for himself as he sang during his trio days. As far as the instrumental trio work, listen to "Jumpin' At Capitol", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Blues In My Shower". Then there was stride piano master Fats Waller. Waller's teacher, James P. Johnson was a monster himself. Most of the swing bands of the period had some bad cats on the ivories. Even Leon Huff's piano playing was influenced by Count Basie.

Top of pageBottom of page   By TonyRussi (68.18.227.143) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:13 am:

I always loved the piano sound on a lot of Phil Spector productions such as "He's A Rebel" and "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts" I think it was Leon Russell & Al Delory.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bob Olhsson (68.32.96.67) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:18 am:

Piano is another area like singing where local church pianists frequently leave most of the famous names behind.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:19 am:

I dig Leon Huff's "strumming" the piano keys like a harp on the many Gamble/Huff productions he co-created ("Together" - Intruders; "I Can't Stop Dancing" - Archie Bell & the Drells).

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:22 am:

Hey Common:
I agree with you regarding the piano intro to "Backstabbers." Thom Bell said in the Philly Sound boxed set that he wanted the listener to at first think he was going to play a classical piece by Verdi when he played that intro & then surprise them when you hear the drums & orchestra kick in! Talk about a master at work!
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By cleoharvey (160.79.83.208) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:25 am:

Aretha on I Say A Little Prayer—If you have ever had the opportunity to go to an Aretha concert and have her sit down to the piano, it is just amazing. The best concerts I have ever seen from Aretha is when she "loosens" and decides to play the piano. I once heard her do Dr. Feelgood with her playing and singing and I have never forgotten it.

Bruce Hornsby—almost anything he plays on.

The piano on the Temptations I Can't Get Next to You.

Piano on I Want You Back

Ray Charles on My Last Night Without You

Billy Joel and Ray Charles on Baby Grand (God I Love this song!!!)

The piano playing on Piano in the Dark by Brenda Russell

Top of pageBottom of page   By dave (207.241.133.153) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 10:27 am:

One of the great club piano guys, a favorite at Baker's 40 years ago, Roy Kral of Jackie & Roy passed last year.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (12.47.224.13) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:07 am:

The Detroit pianist who put Baker's on the map during the 1950s passed in 2001--Ivylee "Pat" Flowers.
Pat was a protege of Fats Waller and his playing had much of the drive of the Master. His technique was awesome, and like Fats or James P. or Willie The Lion, Pat had a rhythm section in his left hand.
Pat was also a fine singer in the Waller manner.
Following Waller's death in 1943, Flowers took his place in Fats' wonderful sextet, but without Waller's musical genius to guide them the group fell apart.
Pat played right up to the end of his life, and if you heard him play...you knew you were in the presence of greatness.
Pat made some killer records in the 1940s that are a good representation of his creativity.

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:23 am:

THERE'S ALSO THE OPENING RIFFS OF {LOVER'S CONTERTO]

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.41.249) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:41 am:

The piano intro on Backstabbers was played by Huff. The rhythm date players were Norman Harris and myself on guitars, Ronnie Baker on bass, Earl Young on Drums, Larry Washington on percussion, Huff on piano and Lenny Pakula on organ.Thom wrote the string arrangement later on.

Top of pageBottom of page   By BankHouseDave (195.93.33.184) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:49 am:

Lots of the Motown ones mentioned were the great Earl Van Dyke. Shorty Long did some brilliant ivory tickling. Otis Spann was a great blues player and Monk was something else!

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:53 am:

Thanks, Bobby - I should've known better!
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.195.197) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 12:06 pm:

MARK & MEL: I'VE HEARD OF "PREPARATION-H"...BUT THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN FIGURE IT FITS INTO THIS CONVERSATION IS THAT IT HAS ALLOWED MANY A PIANIST TO ACTUALLY *SIT* ON THEIR BENCH WHILST PLAYING THOSE 88'S!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (65.57.19.254) on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:38 pm:

LOL Stu!

Mel--this is the first I'd heard of the Preparations on Mainstream, so I can't say for sure. The one on Heart and Soul would definitely be more to your liking (fairly common record).

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 08:43 am:

I'am still in search of a 1962 FENDER RHODES,
I know RALPH isn't to fond of this particular
insturment,but I love the sound from that great era,and I'am by no means a keyboard player,but just want one for my own pleasure and enjoy the sound that was with my times as a drummer,slow insturmentals,the back seat sound(fogging up the windows at the drive inn)and all the fill ins,in any of those great doo-wop,r&b,all insturmentals,etc.I have a 1962 P.Bass I might even be willing to trade for a mint condition RHODES.

"FROM THE COASTERS" that aint no freight train
that you hear,rolling down the railroad tracks
thats a country boy piano man,playing in between the cracks.(baby that is rock and roll)

"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.29) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 09:54 am:

What about
'I'm Standing' by Rufus Lumley and even the inst. of Duke Browner's 'Crying over you'.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (64.12.106.37) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 11:04 am:

PS TO MEL: HEY BUDDY...THANKS FOR THE STUFF...BUT PLEASE GET YOUR E-MAIL BACK UP AND WORKING SO THAT I CAN HOPEFULLY RETURN THE FAVOR!!!...I CALLED THE "DELL DUDE" TO SEE IF HE COULD HELP...ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HE JUST GOT BUSTED FOR POT POSSESSION IN NEW YORK, AND HAS HIS OWN PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT (LIKE LOSING A MEGA MONEY DEAL OVER SMOKING A LOUSY JOINT)...SO LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.110) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 06:09 pm:

Cheers Stu,
Hoping to be back to normal soon.

Regards Pianos on records,
how about 'Soul Symphony'
by Sons of Moses.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By BassLand (64.169.104.24) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 06:24 pm:

"I Can't Get Next To You" The Temptations

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 07:11 pm:

Hey Count,
Don't get me wrong. In it's day the Rhodes was the best thing going. A God-send to us keyboard players. Compared to the Wurlitzer electric, it had a bigger sound and was much more durable. Breaking reeds was always a problem in the Wurlitzer, but the Rhodes had these fat, meaty tines that practically never broke. And when they did break it was no problem to replace one. One serious drawback though, the touch on the Wurlitzer was light years ahead of the Rhodes.

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 07:14 pm:

HEY MEL-en colly BABY,I've just returned from CHICAGO and recieved all your e-mail-,very kool,
but in sending you recieved reciepts,they all came back to me,even the e-mails I sent to you come back.Anyhow,thanx man,and get that mail problem fixed,or look for "TWISTIN POSTMAN"
on your block.HEY MEL,does ENGLAND have a 4th. of JULY? And dont tell me yea,it comes after the 3rd.of JULY.HEEEEEEEEEEE-HEE.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.194.211) on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 07:23 pm:

mr eli,

did richard pratt of blue magic play drums.

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.101.24) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 01:24 am:

I liked Ray Charles' Fender Rhodes playing on "The Night Time (Is The Right Time") and "Sticks And Stones".

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.82) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 07:21 am:

Hey Count,
my pc is not taking in coming calls for some reason as soon as its fixed will let you know.
No we dont have a 4th of July,only the one after the 3rd and before the 6th.
Great to hear from ya.
thanks everyone,normal play will now resume.
Mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.82) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 07:21 am:

Hey Count,
my pc is not taking in coming calls for some reason as soon as its fixed will let you know.
No we dont have a 4th of July,only the one after the 3rd and before the 6th.
Great to hear from ya.
thanks everyone,normal play will now resume.
Mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By gabriele (212.171.164.198) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 10:02 am:

dvdmike,good one...i like too very much Ray Charles in those tracks...he's one of my favorite pianist ever

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.117) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 10:45 am:

How about,
Dee Dee Sharps 'What Kind Of Lady' and some really incredible ivorie playing on Philip Mitchell's 'Free For All'.
mel,

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 04:39 pm:

Ray is a great keyboard player....but was an even better sax man !!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:04 pm:

SPEAKING OF RAY...WHO REMEMBERS THE SCENE IN THE "BLUES BROTHERS" MOVIE WHEN RAY...WORKING AT "RAYS MUSIC EMPOURIUM"...KICKS OFF "SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER" ON THE RHODES IN THE STORE, AFTER BEING TOLD THAT THE KEYS HAD "NO ACTION" LEFT IN THEM!!!...CLASSIC FUNKY RAY!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Steve Litos (209.100.86.4) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 07:48 pm:

Stu - I like when Ray fires a pistol shot in the direction of the shoplifter.

Count - I'm not sure Fender made a full size Rhodes before 1965. They did make the PIANO BASS in 1962.
I think a beat up 1962 P-Bass will fetch at least 2x the price of a mint Fender Rhodes. You can't beat the sound of those early Rhodes though!

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 08:55 pm:

THANX STEVE,for that info.I believe your right about the 1962 model(as a bass).Yep,thats the one I'am looking for.I have an old FENDER TWIN REVERB I could tickle it through.I just want to play around with it for my own pleasure and need to hear that sound again.As far as the 1965 model goes,that was another great RHODES again.Our keyboard player dumped his old one,so it had to be the 62 model,and about the only thing I can remember was he liked it better for some sort of stereo tremblo I think the kool feature was.
Oh well,I'll find one,and when I do,can I ask for your or RALPHS advise before buying?
Depending on cost,I would hate to buy berore hearing it.
THANX STEVE.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (64.12.97.7) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:28 pm:

COUNT: CHECK OUT "RAYS MUSIC EMPORIUM" IN CHICAGO!!!...I UNDERSTAND THEY'VE GOT SOME GREAT DEALS THERE...AMD RAY WILL EXTEND CREDIT!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 09:42 pm:

THANX STU,I'll tell him you and JAKE and ELWOOD sent me,because I'am on a mission from GOD.
NOW PASS ME A STROHS LONG NECK.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By Steve LItos (209.100.86.4) on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 11:37 pm:

COUNT - Here's a link to the Rhodes Super Site. It has pictures & descriptions of all the models. It also has all the manuals, repair tips, & Rhodes techs. Check out the RHODES MARKET for sales & trading.

http://www.badrat.com/rhodes/supersite/sections/market.html

I bought a Stage 73 (the one without the speaker cabinet) for $200.00 a couple of years ago. A company called Major Key out of California has plenty of Rhodes parts in stock. They also manufacture tines for the Rhodes.

As Ralph pointed out, the Rhodes are relatively easy to work on. It just takes a bit of elbow grease to get it to perform. I'll leave my e-mail on this post if you want to contact me anytime about Rhodes.

Top of pageBottom of page   By PhilH (203.220.96.91) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 01:32 am:

Another Rhodes master is Barry Beckett in Muscle Shoals - instantly recognisable.

Aretha on pretty much anything is pretty good!

And there's some amazing piano on Gospel records - I had the Davis Sisters' Savoy Best-of Cd on yesterday, their accompanist Curtis Dublin was fabulous. And not forgetting Mildred Falls with Mahalia.

Phil

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

WOW STEVE,thanx a million.I'am shopping there now.Some very kool stuff,and very moderite prices.
Before I buy,I'll get back to you and let you know which one I'am choosing,okay?

THANX STEVE,"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By BankHouseDave (195.93.50.9) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:59 pm:

One of the greatest piano parts on a song was Love Letters with Ketty Lester. Somebody duplicated it on the Marvelettes' version. I always figured it was Earl, but someone on this forum probably knows better.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.80) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 05:09 pm:

sweet's for my sweet
The Drifters.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By BankHouseDave (195.93.50.9) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 05:16 pm:

If you're going into that territory, Mel, how about Go Now by the Moody Blues?

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.12) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 05:42 pm:

Point taken Dave,
how about some nice piano coming at ya with Lee Rogers gem called 'our love is more'.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.38.107) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 02:37 am:

Does any one remember the record "Soul City" by Leon 'Fingers" Huff on Jamie??

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.110) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 09:23 am:

Little John's
'just wait and see' on Gogate(2)records.
Yours for a cool grand!!!!!!!!
Some nice piano on it.
mel.


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