Played with him from till when he died. We recorded 2 albums. Sometimes we played also concerts without him and we recorded in that period also an album without him. Later early we got a new drummer Ernst van Ee because our drummer Yuri Yeryomin had back and arm problems.
I still play with Ernst and Piet. Fantastic musicians! Which is the most interesting period in your life? Which was the best and worst moment of your career? That was strange in the beginning hahaha but we had a great time and I learned a lot from him. Why did you think that the Blues music continues to generate such a devoted following?
I think that a certain group of people can identify themselves with this kind of music and they look further than what you most of the time hear and see on radio and TV…. Do you remember anything funny from the recording and show time in USA? Yes, a lot because I did it several times. Great to play and record in USA.
Our albums are also released there. Have also a lot of videos from the US. A real blast! I did…what a blast. The audience loved it hahaha. What are some of the most memorable gigs you've had? Which meetings have been the most important experiences for you? What is the best advice ever given you? Meetings with people who are professionally players with a real musical history like Alvin Lee or Jacob Dawson for example. They hit the right notes and have nice stories to tell….
I saw a photo with Peter Green, tell me a few Curtis Knight & Half Past Midnight - The Harley Song (CD) about your meeting with him? He was the owner there. So I met Peter Green there and could check his guitars. And talked a little with him. A very relaxed and nice guy he seems to me. Had a great diner there too haha.
Which memory makes you smile? Lots of stories to tell about Curtis Knight. Curtis was very ill and had already said goodbye to us because he was going to die and was laying on his bed wit a morphine pump… A festival promoter from Germany asked me if it was possible that he could play only one more time a song with us in Germany. They had good memories about our shows with Curtis in Germany and want to honour him.
So they said: Please Rob, ask him… So I did…. Do you know what the first thing was that Curtis said to me? How much money do I get? I come with my own car and my wife. It sounds really strange but I had to laugh. So he Curtis Knight & Half Past Midnight - The Harley Song (CD) to Germany and after we had played about 30 minutes he came on stage without a wheelchair.
He stayed more than 90 minutes on the stage instead of 20 minutes and lived up. We played loud an wild boogie stuff and the audience went crazy. What a man, so sick and doing something like Curtis Knight & Half Past Midnight - The Harley Song (CD) was Curtis Knight!! What do you miss most nowadays from the Blues of past? What are your hopes and fears for the future of Blues music? Like I already said: It will always be there. The only fear I have that is that radio jockeys could think that it is music for an older generation.
Some people think that that is blues music. But it is not!! There are great performers with good interaction with the audience and that is what we have to see more on National TV….
What are the lines that connect the legacy of Blues with Soul and continue to Rock and music? Not really rules I think but you have to know something about the roots. How did they play, what did they sing and why. If you know that you can sing and play what you want without being a copycat. Episode 3 is here! Kelli performed three songs and told me about her work as a performing musician in New York.
We may have also read some Craigslist personals. Below are the companion playlist for this episode, as well as some other media we mentioned during the episode:. Episode 2 is up! I really want to thank Mike and Lena for taking their time to be on the show. We had an excellent talk, Curtis Knight & Half Past Midnight - The Harley Song (CD), discussing the Nashville music scene, the curation of workout playlists, and the merits of treating karaoke like a bloodsport.
Listen here! The Machine Talks is now available in iTunes! Check it out! Like I mention in the podcast, I hope for solo shows to be few and far between. I plan on having guests on the show, both in-studio and via Skype.
Included here is a companion playlist for episode 1! This playlist includes most of the songs and artists I talked about on the episode. Pairing the podcast with the companion playlist is the Curtis Knight & Half Past Midnight - The Harley Song (CD) way to enjoy all the commentary.
I hope you subscribe and enjoy! Last month, I recorded a song. Audio and video. This new millennium of ours is truly amazing.
As for right now, this post is mostly a test for embedding Soundcloud audio in my posts. Exciting things in the works. This is a fantastic, track-by-track breakdown of Rosanna by Toto.
This segment taught me a few things:. Also worth noting is the absolutely pristine quality and musicianship featured on each track. Impossibly tight and masterful performances by everybody. This Curtis Knight track has surfaced, more than 50 years after its original recording. It features a pre-Experience Hendrix.
Skip to content. Companion playlist here:. Episode 1 is up! This thing is happening! You can listen here: Everything in the episode was produced by me. Music, too. The majority of the band were the Porcaro brothers — Jeff, Mike, and Steve, on drums, bass, and keyboards, respectively. Older posts.
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