LET'S GIVE THE BAND A HAND

SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - Beginning April 17, 2003: LET'S GIVE THE BAND A HAND
Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (152.163.188.68) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:45 am:

CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE MUSICAN OR BAND.

MINE IS SANTANA AND KENNYG

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (64.63.221.224) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:51 am:

My favorite musician is Larry Graham and the Funk Brothers and my favorite band is the Ohio Players and Rufus..
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By PhillyGroove (152.163.188.68) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:41 am:

Favorite bands of all time are The Funk Brothers and MFSB. Their work will endure with vitality for the ages. Others will just fade out.

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:41 am:

HEY FAYETTE,YOU COME UP WITH SOME GREAT STUFF HERE,WE MAY BE RELATED,I'M GONNA GO OUT INTO THE BACKYARD AND SHAKE THE OLD FAMILY TREE AND SEE IF THERE'S A FAYETTE UP THERE SOMEWHERE{SMILE]!NOW AS FOR YOUR QUESTION THERE IS ONE BAND THAT COMES TO MIND BUT IT'S SOMEONE YOU'VE PROBOBLY NEVER HEARD OF..THE CHARLIE HAMPTON ORCHASTRA,WHICH WAS THE HOUSE BAND OF THE HOWARD THEATRE IN THE 60'S,THESE GUYS PLAYED FOR ALL THE ACTS EXCEPT JAMES BROWN WHO HAD HIS OWN BIG BAND,BUT THE PLAYED FOR EVERYBODY ELSE AND I MEAN EVERYBODY!

Top of pageBottom of page   By schlockpolice (205.188.209.38) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:59 am:

Kenny G? On Soulful Detroit? Not on an errggh thread but in a positve light? Something's fundamentally wrong here; has the earth tilted off its axis? Has night become day, is right now wrong? Lord help us...

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.188.68) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:08 am:

i love kennyg and najee

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 01:24 pm:

Fayette...you just lost a few dozen "attagirl" or "yougogirl" points......(LOL)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 04:05 pm:

Kenny G on Soulful Detroit? Oh nooooo!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Patrick (67.38.23.183) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:37 pm:

Musicians.....

Guitarists-John Mclaughlin and David Gilmour
Bass-Jaco, Entwistle, Jamerson
Drummers-Buddy Rich, Cobham, Keith Moon

Top of pageBottom of page   By Horse (68.61.77.137) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 12:30 am:

Am I in detection for the need of a Soul Injection..? The Doctor will see you shortly..!

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.44) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 02:54 am:

I could never choose a fave,of anything.
But as Bands are mentioned,can anyone tell me what happened to JJ Jackson's band called
The greatest little soul band in the Land.
They did a great uptempo instrumental called 'something for my people'.
Mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 10:24 am:

SEE YOU GUYS GOT ME WALKING ROUND LOOKING FOR
A PAPER BAG TO PUT OVER MY HEAD FOR MENTIONING
KENNYG.(SIGH)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 11:39 am:

Mel,

I'd have to check but if I remember rightly
most of the Greatest Little Soul Band In The
Land became a band called IF who had some albums
on Island - they were a bit like a UK version of
Blood Sweat and Tears and had an equally awful
lead singer. For some reason a couplet from their
first single sticks in my mind

"Raise the level of your conscious mind,
Eat the watermelon, leave the rind"

They don't write 'em like that anymore .. thank
Ghod !

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (64.12.97.7) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 12:03 pm:

davie i liked blood sweat and tears too.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 01:25 pm:

Which version of BS&T? I'm VERY partial to the Al Kooper band, which, except for a couple of pieces of slop, produced a very good LP.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.73) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 01:52 pm:

Cheers Davie.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 01:55 pm:

NO FAYETTE: THE PAPER BAG IS SUPPOSED TO GO OVER KENNY G'S HEAD...DEFINITELY NOT YOURS!!!...OR BETTER YET...KEEP THE BAG CLOSE ENOUGH TO BARF IN WHEN KENNY BEGINS PLAYING HIS "SWEET...SYRUPY...ONE SOPRANO SAX LINE THAT HE ACTUALLY KNOWS...AND INJECTS IT IN EVERY KENNY G COMPOSITION THAT HE EVER PERFORMED!!!...BUT JUST THE SAME...IF YOU LIKE IT...KEEP ON LISTENING!!!...I HATE TO ADMIT IT...BUT I ACTUALLY LIKE THE SOUNDS OF THE LOCAL CAYOTES WHEN THE GET THEIR PRAY...AND START THE YELPING IN THAT FEEDING FRENZY OF THEIRS...ALTHOUGH I ACTUALLY DON'T LIKE THE OUTCOME...MUCH AS I DON'T LIKE THE OUTCOME OF ANY KENNY G DEPARTMENT OF REDUNDANCY DEPARTMENT OF REDUNDANT KENNY G SAXOPHONE SOLO'S!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 01:57 pm:

PS TO FAYETTE: CAROLS SANTANA...NOW *THATS* ANOTHER STORY...SO IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE YOU'RE BATTING 500...AND IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES...THAT MOST DEFINITELY MAKES YOU AN "ALL STAR"!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 02:09 pm:

Fayette, Douglas..

I loved the first BS&T album, liked bits of the second one but it went downhill fast from there
on in. Now if only the Blues Project had gone
along with Al Kooper's idea to use brass on their
records we might have been spared a lot of duff
albums ..

Has anyone heard the album they did with Hank
Cosby ? I think it's called "Mirror Image", from
around '74.

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 03:37 pm:

Stu....Fayette may need to keep her bag 'cause Kenny G. is a "2 bagger". Put a bag on his head & a bag on her head in case his bag breaks. BTW...should we shoot Jeff Lorber for "discovering" him ??? (LOL)

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 02:22 pm:

Hey Gang:
In defense of Kenny G, I went to see him and his band with my then-girlfriend at the Eastman Theater in Rochester NY. The year was 1989.

Kenny & company smoked the joint! The band was tight and the bassist was funky. Kenny was bad as hell on the uptempo funky tunes and even poked fun at one of his hit ballads, "Sillouhette" (he purposely played the wrong notes!). His playing was dead on and energetic and was aware of the hokey-ness of his hit ballads. By doing this he won over the audience and this is coming from a former saxophonist.

My point is the old phrase "to each his/her own." I enjoy Kenny's work as well as Jeff Lorber (whose hit "The Facts of Love" was responsible for launching Karyn White).

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 02:26 pm:

OK KEV: I NOTICE THAT YOU SAID...YOU'RE "THEN GIRLFRIEND"!!!...DID SHE BREAK UP WITH YOU IMMEDIATELY *AFTER* KENNY'S PERFORMANCE???...AND SINCE YOU SAID...HE "SMOKED THE JOINT"...WELL...PERHAPS THATS WHY HE WAS PLAYING BETTER THAN USUAL!!!...SMILE...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 02:41 pm:

As I listen to the arguements about Kenny G (here), rap and "smooth jazz" other places, I begin to wonder why the fuss, it's no big thing.
My wife likes smooth jazz, I don't. We've talked about it, I see her point, she sees mine. I don't like rap, the 19 year old at work loves it. We agree to disagree. We don't argue about it, or call each other's music "crud", we just realise we have different likes and dislikes.
I like Gary Lewis (and took a beating for it on Eeeerrrggghhh). We all have different likes and dislikes, and the fact that we don't all agree on the same thing is part of what makes this forum fun.
I guess what I'm trying to say is let's not dismiss anyone's perticular taste out of hand. There's reasons they like what they like.

Now, having said that, smooth jazz reminds me a bit of the old 101 Strings play the greatest hits of Tommy Garrett and His 50 Guitars type of musak. And I can say that because my wife isn't looking over my shoulder.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john c (12.2.233.107) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 03:13 pm:

Bass: Jamerson, John Paul Jones and Mark King

Guitar: Knopfler/Cropper

Band: Big Star - circa Radio City

Songwriters: Ray Davies, H-D-H, Brian Wilson, Aimee Mann

Artists I really like but would never admit to (except on this forum): Madonna, Shangri-Las and the Raspberries.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 04:55 pm:

Stu:
The old girlfriend & I split up over a year later when yours truly decided to pursue the lifelong dream of working in the music industry here in NYC. I still see her when I visit my hometown.

As for Kenny "smoking the joint", I'm sure he was on a more natural high! :)

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

just for that guys i think i'll invite kennyg to the forum lol

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (64.12.97.7) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 07:17 pm:

Yeah, I have to admit my wife likes smooth XXXX also. And millions of other people do, too.
And that's fine.
It would be even better if smooth XXXX was re-named, maybe smooth YYYY would work.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon (205.188.209.38) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 07:57 pm:

doug, don't be a party pooper. I can't be upfront with my disdain for Kenny G and smooth jazz? Sorry, I think they're fairly heinous and insidious to boot; but I'm not knocking anyone else for liking it. I've never considered any of this arguing and nobody beat you up on errgghh re: Gary Lewis either. I thought then and I still feel it was all good fun.
Isn't this forum designed for spirited discourse by people who haven't lost their passion for music? When you get musicheads together, opinions abound, it's only natural.
There are people who express their opinions on this forum who, in one way or another, have themselves helped set a standard of excellence in the music we still love so much to this day. So, to me, it doesn't seem right to sing the praises of Kenny G & Celine Dion their like HERE. I won't disparage the individual who praises lame artists, but the object of their praise is fair game.
Back on the Memphis/Motown thread, when I first started posting here, I went totally off thread and mentioned Buck Owens. Sure enough there were 3 or 4 posts lamenting the very name of Buck Owens on Soulful Detroit.I laughed because some people chimed in, saying they were fans too. It's all about expressing opinions without attacking one another.

But there's stuff on the errgghh thread that I'd rather hear than Kenny G. Listening to him, I can feel my cerebral cortex turning to mush and I just want to pull his hair and/or bitch slap him. And smooth jazz is a concept created by the radio industry whereby they, with impugnity, corrupt and bastardize one of America's great indiginous art forms. I've already co-opted and used mhc's comment that smooth jazz is the Muzak that plays in hell.

But I have sincere goodwill toward everybody on this forum, regardless of what kind of music they enjoy. doug, you're a fine person and I've enjoyed your thoughtful posts. When I crack on certain artists, I try to at least be entertaining with my withering putdowns! doug, to quote someone you dig, "everybody loves a clown so why don't you"?

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.188.68) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 08:12 pm:

personally thinking i probably don't like some
of the artist you like,but that's your right to like
that artist.i like all jazz,some people don't
like jazz at all,but i don't care,i'll stand on top of stone mountain and tell the world i like
kennyg so no matter what anybody say that's my
choice.so let them digg


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