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kurtster
(counting flowers on the wall ...)
Posted: Nov 13, 2014 - 05:48
 

 PopKombo wrote:
check the line up on the album cover  what a concert!

 
Had the good fortune to be there.  One of the best shows I've ever attended.  Over 7 hours long and the weather was perfect for an outdoor show that wonderful evening.

 

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 14:58
 

It's 20 minutes too short! 

NCEyeballKid
(In the heart of saturday night)
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 01:16
 

He played NPR's Tiny Desk not that long ago.  He still plays it with real feeling.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh9KDzNkpSI

Great stuff!
 

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Sep 02, 2014 - 16:49
 

And only the studio, not this smokin' hot live track, to be found on iTunes. Suckers. Rhymes with....

Lindo525
(From Canada: Go to Chicago and turn right)
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 - 07:20
 

 Krakus wrote:
If this song does not turn your crappy day into awesome, I don't know what will.

 
Totally agree! Listening to the outro - it sounds like nobody wanted it to end!

Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 - 07:14
 

If this song does not turn your crappy day into awesome, I don't know what will.

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 - 06:06
 

Hard to fathom that this song, one of the eternals of rock'n'roll, is 52 years old. Amazing.

meinthecorner
(Toronto, gridlock capital of the western world)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 - 15:21
 

 Carl wrote:
Hate to be one, but isn't this the second time that "Green Onions" played on RP today? It was OK in the day, but seriously…

 
Keep counting, Carl, if that's what turns you on, Bro'!{#Nyah}

PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 - 15:17
 

check the line up on the album cover  what a concert!

Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Dec 02, 2013 - 07:24
 

 Poacher wrote:

I have developed a business plan to open rest homes for old hippies. To be honest I just want to make sure my kids put me in one that allows sex, drugs and rock and roll until I can't do it any more. 

 
Is there anywhere I can vote for you?

pcicatar
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 - 08:55
 

God bless you, Duck Dunn, wherever you are!  {#Bananajam}

Rotterdam
Posted: Aug 30, 2013 - 02:34
 

 jhorton wrote:
Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button! 

 
Hmmm. Maybe you will grow up some day and learn to appreciate music from all eras. (Should those of us who love classical music be rotting in our graves?) This is a classic of its time, and truly wonderful for those of us who appreciate it.

Carl
(The Summit City)
Posted: Jul 29, 2013 - 20:02
 

Hate to be one, but isn't this the second time that "Green Onions" played on RP today? It was OK in the day, but seriously…

kcar
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 - 23:53
 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Suffers from the lack of Al Jackson, but still a welcome sound this morning.

 
Surely you mean Michael. 


vivakitty wrote:

Agreed 100%. This sounds like a bar band, a really great bar band but still, reworking the classic original.

 
You probably couldn't pay these guys any amount of money to play it like the original single again. A classic but if you have to play it on command over and over again, a song like this becomes a noose.  

joelbb
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 - 23:52
 

Far and away the best version I've heard.  When they weren't busy doing backing work these guys could play.  Damn near God-like.

helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Jan 21, 2013 - 13:21
 

Nice

toterola
(Further)
Posted: Jan 05, 2013 - 19:48
 

I saw Booker T. play live with the Drive-By Truckers at Coachella in 2009. One of the single best musical memories of my life.

K_Love
(Central Florida)
Posted: Jan 05, 2013 - 19:44
 

I rated this an 8? WTH? 10! And I'm not nearly old enough to be thinking about a retirement home yet.

Poacher
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 - 05:06
 

 JrzyTmata wrote:
Those retirement homes are gonna rock! {#Dancingbanana}
 
I have developed a business plan to open rest homes for old hippies. To be honest I just want to make sure my kids put me in one that allows sex, drugs and rock and roll until I can't do it any more. 

d-don
(Oregon)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 - 11:03
 

Everyone within earshot of my classroom is dancing.

hbs47
(SE England)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 - 11:02
 

What a superb version. A real blast from my yoof. 

meinthecorner
(Toronto, gridlock capital of the western world)
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 - 20:24
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Wow! What is that? lead guitar that sounds cool and has some soul?

Is that Steve Cropper?
 
Yup!

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 - 11:58
 

To hell with a measly 9! 

idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 - 11:55
 

Wow! What is that? lead guitar that sounds cool and has some soul?

Is that Steve Cropper?

MargoMallen
(Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 - 17:44
 

That is some groove!  Love it!

nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Sep 14, 2012 - 06:51
 

Suffers from the lack of Al Jackson, but still a welcome sound this morning.

TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Aug 13, 2012 - 19:32
 

Yup, still got the EP on this, well nominally, it is my wife's.
BTW, well said Proclivity

buddy
Posted: Jul 17, 2012 - 01:05
 

Yer thinkin' too much.  This is the cool you were looking for, my Padawan.  Is cool, was cool, and ever shall be cool.  It surrounds us, goes through us, and binds us together with the force of everlasting cool-cattiness. Ya dig?
{#Bananapiano}  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}  {#Bananajam}         {#Sunny}  {#Meditate}   {#Jump}  {#Propeller}  {#Music}

Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Jul 15, 2012 - 15:00
 

 rdo wrote:


But is it good? Cool or not, it's too stuffy for me.  It all sounds so much the same to me.  I could also say that about classical music.  My relationship with classical is sifting through hundreds upon hundreds of songs before I find one or two I like.  But when I find that one I like, it makes it all worth the time.  So much classical sounds the same though.  Music must be free from any rules, dogma, constraints, styles, theories, etc...  When it is constricted by these dominant modes, it suffers into stagnation.  We are right now in the greatest age of musical creativity, and I seriously mean that.
 
Well, you know that "good" is still a subjective judgment, but I'm not sure I've ever heard R&B called "stuffy" before.  I know what you're getting at about stagnation of creativity, which can be true, particularly within specific genres of music (such as R&B, or chamber music), but all music is not constricted by styles and theories - it is often structured and defined by them, sort of like grammar or color theory - where even defying or altering traditional conventions is still acknowledging them.  Just about every song that you (or anyone) have rated a "10" is still based on very old concepts of music theory and melodic and harmonic principals, unless John Cage's "4' 33" ", or something like that, is on the playlist.  Obviously, rules and dogma could be called "constrictive" though.   It could, potentially, be "the greatest age of musical creativity" in some ways, but I guess it depends on who one asks, and one wouldn't really know until the future.

rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 - 09:11
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Plenty of people think vintage R&B is cool - I guess you just don't.  
 

But is it good? Cool or not, it's too stuffy for me.  It all sounds so much the same to me.  I could also say that about classical music.  My relationship with classical is sifting through hundreds upon hundreds of songs before I find one or two I like.  But when I find that one I like, it makes it all worth the time.  So much classical sounds the same though.  Music must be free from any rules, dogma, constraints, styles, theories, etc...  When it is constricted by these dominant modes, it suffers into stagnation.  We are right now in the greatest age of musical creativity, and I seriously mean that.

Rockit
(Ottawa ON)
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 - 09:04
 

HOT!

WayUpNorth
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 - 09:03
 

 jhorton wrote:
Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button! 
 
Hit the mute button if you must simply because it's not your musical taste — judging from your list of "10"'s, you belong in a rest home, too!  They're ALL oldies!  {#Roflol}
10 - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (live)
10 - Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty
10 - Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up
10 - Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
10 - Peggy Lee - Fever
10 - Eva Cassidy - Ain't No Sunshine
10 - Pink Floyd - Us And Them -> Eclipse (live)
10 - Little Feat - Roll Um Easy
10 - Townes Van Zandt - Lungs
10 - The Who - The Real Me
10 - Joni Mitchell - A Case of You
10 - Neil Young - Pocahontas
10 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
10 - Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
10 - Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining
10 - Bob Marley - Redemption Song
10 - Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
10 - Neil Young - Old Man
10 - The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
10 - Nick Drake - Three Hours
10 - Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
10 - Neil Young - Like A Hurricane
10 - The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
10 - Ben E. King - Stand By Me

JrzyTmata
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 - 09:03
 

 jhorton wrote:
Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button! 
 
Those retirement homes are gonna rock! {#Dancingbanana}

K_Love
(Central Florida)
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 - 09:02
 

Yes! :dancing:

rushed
(Edwardsville, IL)
Posted: Jul 01, 2012 - 07:32
 

RIP Duck! Great stuff!

Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 - 10:28
 

 jhorton wrote:
Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button! 
 
Plenty of people think vintage R&B is cool - I guess you just don't.  

1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 - 10:22
 

Great Music

5jotas
(Cadiz, Spain)
Posted: Jun 14, 2012 - 05:13
 

Go! I can't get tired of this, it even sounds so modern. Fab theme. More, more, more...

Sjaaks
(Horst, Netherlands)
Posted: Jun 14, 2012 - 05:13
 

 jhorton wrote:
Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button! 
 

Uhm... Check your own ratings, it's not so different from this, so why be an ass about it...
To answer your question: No, i'm 30 years old and capable of living by myself AND..... i think this song is really cool!  

SinisterDexter
Posted: May 14, 2012 - 15:47
 

 hippiechick wrote:
Is this BillG's tribute to Duck Dunn?
 

Absolutely!

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: May 14, 2012 - 15:44
 

C-L-A-S-S-I-C. 

willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: May 13, 2012 - 10:16
 

 kurnatovsky wrote:
Great music is timeless, a historical masterpiece in terms of modern music.  And the 60's was a revolutionary decade not just in music but sport, (Georgie Best) the women's movement, the French general strike, the black revolt in the US and South Africa and the anti-war movement.  I saw the Cream in London in 1967 and Fleetwood Mac at the Manor House pub in 1966.  Then there was Hendrix. Those of us that grew up in this period were lucky indeed.
 
Thumbs up!


hippiechick
(topsy turvy land)
Posted: May 13, 2012 - 10:14
 

Is this BillG's tribute to Duck Dunn?

dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: May 10, 2012 - 22:20
 

We need a REPEAT key! {#Dancingbanana}

kurnatovsky
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 - 16:20
 

Great music is timeless, a historical masterpiece in terms of modern music.  And the 60's was a revolutionary decade not just in music but sport, (Georgie Best) the women's movement, the French general strike, the black revolt in the US and South Africa and the anti-war movement.  I saw the Cream in London in 1967 and Fleetwood Mac at the Manor House pub in 1966.  Then there was Hendrix. Those of us that grew up in this period were lucky indeed.

Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Apr 09, 2012 - 04:52
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Yeah, well, there were 34 years between the studio version and this live version. May have been a bit going on from time to time. Sucker's 40 this year. Hard to believe. As for the snide suggestion that those of us who remember when this song came out, should be in rest homes, three words, son: rock'n'roll. You should live so long to see what we've seen.
 

YES To have lived through the 60's era sure has a head start on the 'Whipper-Snappers' of today lol well said WonderLizard ...

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 - 07:13
 

 Toke wrote:
WOW... once again how the ''LIVE'' far outwieghs the studio version ... I had to check to see if it was BT..
 
Yeah, well, there were 34 years between the studio version and this live version. May have been a bit going on from time to time. Sucker's 40 this year. Hard to believe. As for the snide suggestion that those of us who remember when this song came out, should be in rest homes, three words, son: rock'n'roll. You should live so long to see what we've seen.

vivakitty
(The Girl Who Wrecks Your Dreams)
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 - 07:11
 

 apd wrote:
I admire the energy of this version but I prefer the slink of the original.

 
Agreed 100%. This sounds like a bar band, a really great bar band but still, reworking the classic original.

Bleyfusz
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 - 07:07
 

 jhorton wrote:
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Mute button! 
 
Well done. Thus, you leave it to the rest of us.

jhorton
Posted: Mar 08, 2012 - 12:41
 

Aren't all you people who think this kind of music is cool, living in rest homes yet?

Mute button!