Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: My first post

  1. #1
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80

    My first post

    Hi, was excited to find this site. It came up when I was researching Boris Godunov, my latest opera excursion.

    I delved into classical in the 1980s and then was pretty much out of it for a long time. About 2009 I discovered MP3 players and proceeded to pursue ever disk I could find for my favorite non-classical artist, Johnny Winter. After nothing but Johnny Winter for about 2+ years, one day I picked up a cheap classical assortment for a dollar and ever since I have been crazy about classical, especially opera.

    My favorites include all symphonies of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Mahler, many operas, especially Maria Stuarda, Fidelio, Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, Barber of Seville, Daughter of the Regiment, Der Freischutz, Elixir of Love, La Serva Padrona, Martha, L'amico Fritz, Tosca, and Boris Godunov. I am going to go looking for some Boris Godunov discussions here later today, or maybe start a thread on it.

  2. #2
    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nu Zeln
    Posts
    4,962
    Nice to meet you Florestan, are you into chamber and choral as well? Opera is the one genre that I favour least ,, I do like the popular ones Puccini, Bizet etc but Britten, Wagner and the like leave me cold.
    I don’t want a signature any more

  3. #3
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    ^ "People been asking me, 'Where's your brother?'" Yeah, Johnny's first post rehab appearance was on the double live White Trash Roadwork album! Yeah, Johnny is my favorite guitarist. Johnny jammed with Jimi. Jimmy borrowed Tommy Shannon's bass at a club in NYC and Tommy said, Jimi was amazing, played it like a real bass player would, not like a lead guitarist would. You gotta read the biography of Johnny Winter. It is titled, Raisin Cain. Great book. I think I have every Johnny Winter album out there except the last couple Live Bootleg releases. I do like Jimi Hendris and Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Johnny Cash.

  4. #4
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Nice to meet you Florestan, are you into chamber and choral as well? Opera is the one genre that I favour least ,, I do like the popular ones Puccini, Bizet etc but Britten, Wagner and the like leave me cold.
    I do have choral works but haven't been listening to them much lately. I have a lot of Vivaldi. I have Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (symphony 2), Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Mass in C. Some Hayden masses. Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. Haydn's Creation. Mendelssohn's Elijah. A lot of stuff. Oh I am not so much in choral as oratoria now. Ah, my favorite, Messiah!

  5. #5
    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nu Zeln
    Posts
    4,962
    A ha Oratorio, yes indeed, Handel is a long time favourite of mine although it took a while for me to appreciate him.
    I don’t want a signature any more

  6. #6
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    I read somewhere that Noel Redding was a lead guitarist who took to bass just so he could play with Jimi!

    BTW, Here is the article where Tommy Shannon talks about Jimi playing the bass:
    http://www.djnoble.demon.co.uk/ints/TOMMYSH.ANN.html

  7. #7
    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nu Zeln
    Posts
    4,962
    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Noel

    This is a good question.
    If you were an electric guitarist, or any other type of instrumentalist,
    would you quit your own career to play bass for Jimi Hendrix?
    No! never not nohow.


    Midori Ito playing Paganini is on now.
    I have her on CD playing the Caprices it was awarded a Penguin Rosette when she first came on the scene.
    I don’t want a signature any more

  8. #8
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Who cares what Tommy Shannon says.
    He was tight with his drummer,
    but he just made it backing up Stevie Ray Vaughn.
    At least Tommy is still out there, able to play.
    I'm sure he wishes one of his songs made it to one of those albums.
    Tommy got two good breaks and two bad breaks. First playing with Johnny when Johnny got to be a superstar. Then playing with SRV and SRV wasn't around very long.

    Here is an interesting thing about Jimi. Johnny Winter never used a tremolo bar on his guitars. Said he didn't know how to use it anyway and that a lot of guys got ridiculed for their use of it. Johnny said something like (am reaching in my memory) that the only guitarist who really knew how to use a tremolo bar was Jimi Hendrix.

    Am currently listening to Boris Godunov.

  9. #9
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    Great info John Watt. Johnny Winter played a lot of slide guitar, and bent strings a lot. I really like the guitar he started using in the 1980s:


  10. #10
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    Speaking of guitars on a stand, and this guy has a custom built guitar, have you heard of Junior Brown. He does more country, but check out this Rock and Roll medley:

  11. #11
    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nu Zeln
    Posts
    4,962
    OK getting away from Eelectic Geetars for a bit, this is the first band I ever played with in the mid-late 50s the only original players as shown here are Trumpet Brian Bates and Trombone Brian Watham this version is quite a bit slower that we played it in my day but they are a lot older now.
    This video must be about 2005-10 vintage
    Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Tierra Buena Jazz Band


    I don’t want a signature any more

  12. #12
    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    I couldn't listen very long.
    He's just playing one note at a time.
    Too plinky a tone too.
    You didn't give it a chance. Check it out here:
    https://youtu.be/jonJu6-XpWU?t=270

  13. #13
    Chief assistant to the assistant chief JHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Nu Zeln
    Posts
    4,962
    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    In order of appearance:

    JHC! I listened all the way, very, very nice to listen to.
    What you're saying about not being as fast sounds a little apologetic.
    Here's my string theory, and strung-out theory too, if you don't mind.
    I'm hearing some jitterbug music,
    when people caught the jitters, or were bugging out.
    That's as much a war and post-war, stress, as it was the substances.

    I don't hear any muscle relaxants or Ambient, with no visible Viagara symptoms,
    and no-one's huddling around behind an amp drinking out of the bottle,
    so I'm hep to these cats, digging and swinging to it, in my imagination.
    Modern music is slacker beats, hip-hop, raggae, all slower.
    Am I right to think they're working around just three chords?
    And what these musicians are accomplishing is about my next comments.
    John I made a reply to your post but it must have gone down a black hole ^^
    It has been getting on for 60 years since I played this type of jazz but I still love it, I cannot remember the chord sequence but it is a normal 32 bar tune with the standard middle 8 for solos, did you notice that the clarinet player had his priorities right in that he had a special glass holder on his stand into which he put his glass of good old draught beer (if they still have it in the UK)
    I don’t want a signature any more

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. My first post [of music]
    By jawoodruff in forum Contemporary Classical Works
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep-06-2010, 14:17
  2. How To Post
    By KETZ in forum Help, Troubleshooting & Site Feedback
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Mar-05-2008, 23:22
  3. testing the post
    By hitsware in forum Community Center and Chat Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Mar-25-2004, 14:20

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •