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Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?

Henry Krinkle 03 Oct 12 - 07:42 PM
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Subject: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 07:42 PM

Or purveyor of monkey junk? I'm unfamiliar with his musical accomplishments. Enlighten me.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 09:59 PM

Then how do you know who he is or that he is allegedly a bluesman or whether he has musical accomplishments??


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 10:04 PM

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 10:23 PM

Mister Krink having another Shit Stir ??


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 05:17 AM

Boogie Man?
During Daddy Bush's campaign,at the Republican National Convention, he had several leading and famous blues personalities perform. Mr. Atwater sat in and played. Daddy Bush picked up a guitar and monkeyed with it like he could play.
It was a disgusting spectacle I'll never forget.


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 11:37 AM

Check out the movie Boogie Man for many clips of him. BoogieManFilm.com


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 11:55 AM

Is he any good?
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 12:01 PM

Not now. He's dead.


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 12:06 PM

Atwater was just an average player... I mean, he was good enough to play in most generic blues bands but no SRV...

Better at dirt tricks than geetar licks...


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 12:32 PM

Did you ever jam with him,bobette?
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 12:34 PM

Shit stir, please ignore.


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 12:38 PM

And there's some words of wisdom from our little fruit in a sailor suit. Pipe down Jack.
This is grown up talk.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 01:14 PM

Nah, Krinkx... I just heard a few clips on TV of him... He played Chicago style blues which ain't my bag... Best I know he never found his way up to Archie Edwards Barbershop for any of the infamous Saturday afternoon blues jams...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 01:22 PM

He made playing the blues seem suddenly uncool. Like that silly Crossroads movie.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 12 - 01:34 PM

Huh???

The blues has always been cool... But the Crossroads movie, I agree, was a little silly though there were some fine geetar licks in it at the end...

Bu all in all, blues player never gave Lee Atwater any thought... We just were doing what we do... I mean, there are assholes playing almost every kind of music out there... Being a musician doesn't ward off the asshole-syndrome...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 07:20 AM

I've met lots of asshole musicians. Immature ego trippers. Control freaks.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 07:32 AM

Yup... Fortunately, the folks who play the style of blues that I play don't fall into that category... Country blues players are all laid back, cool and not ego trippers...

Chicago blues??? Different animal...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 08:09 AM

Yup. As I've aged I've come to prefer acoustic guitar and country blues. When I was younger it was all that Johnny Winter and Alvin Lee nonsense.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 08:51 AM

Now, Johnny, he be cool... Never met Alvin Lee but I never considered him all that much a blues player...

True story, however, about Johnny... Last time I saw him was about 3 years ago at Sweet Caroline's in Winchester, Va. and, well, I guess to someone with a few too many beers might think that I was Johnny... So after the concert I was out front just mingling and this guy came up and wanted my autograph...

"Hey, man, I'm not Johnny..."

Then the guy starts cussing at me for not giving him my autograph so I told him to come on over and I signed his Johnny photo "Sidewalk Bob"... Reckon he woke up the next day and looked at the signature and was wondering why Johnny would sign it "Sidewalk Bob"???

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 10:54 AM

I saw him a few years ago. I couldn't believe some of the assholes in the audience. And a big pack of them sat down in front of me. I can't say what happened, but it made my blood boil. I wanted to kill them. Yuppie scum.
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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 11:03 AM

Atwater managed to give this country a strong case of the blues and I don't mean musically. His tricks were dirtier than his blues playing.


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Oct 12 - 11:05 AM

No shortage of folks that ain't got no manners... I used to play at a ski resort lodge and you wouldn't believe the shit that people did... I mean, nasty...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 08:28 AM

Atwater is not much different than Ted Nugent in his approach.
There is a line between Mark Hanna (under McKinley), Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.
Bringing Atwater's name into this discussion blurs the distinction between
musical topics and the B.S. format.

He is definitely not a seasoned blues man although he has the pretense
in his embarrassing performances with Nixon.


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Subject: RE: Review: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 09:44 AM

I couldn't find any Atwater tunes at youtube. I tried.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 10:48 AM

There is a CD which came out in 1990. Has Lee Atwater with BB King and some other Blues pros. Check eBay.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 09:04 PM

Well, I never saw Atwater live... I did see him on a 15 second clip on a news show and thought, "nuthin' special"... Hey, maybe the guy was better than the clip... I donno...But I doubt it or he woulda been known around the DC blues folks and he wasn't... I know that 'cause I was part of the DC blues community...

I suspect he was no SRV...

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 09:46 PM

Ordered my copy yesterday so I can tell you how he sounds without the disruption of video.

Got it for $1.98.

Guess old dead Republicans just don't have much value.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 10:12 PM

Well, dead people do have a tendency to lose value...

Atwater??? I reckon if you take the entire band then he was part of a band that plays in every town in America... Lots of these bands... Play the same old same old...

No offense to anyone who plays in these bands but there are 1000s of them...

No SRVs in them...

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 12:48 AM

So bobette. You knew Roy and Danny?
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 01:42 AM

Well bobette. SRV had to develop. I'm sure there was a time when he was just a guitar wanker. I also think any bluesman that played with Mr. Atwater was an Uncle Tom.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 07:48 AM

I heard Danny Gatton once... Didn't care for his music though he was a heck of a guitar player... Seemed to lack melody... Over played... Sad ending... Especially since when he shot himself he had been booked to do a big (for him) gig in Texas that would have more than likely pushed him out of the "best unknown guitar player" status...

Never met or heard Roy Buchanon live... I was living in Richmond then and when I moved back to the DC area (Jefferson Co. West Virginia) in '85 it took me several years to get back to playing out... By then, he had also died... But I was well aware of him thru musician friends who turned me onto him in the late 60s or early 70s...

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 09:56 AM

BTW, I never considered Danny Gatton a blues player... More a rocker...

There was a blind albino blues player I heard once when I was in my teens down in DC... I have tried for years to remember his name... He was a black guy... Well, let's say that he was African American 'cause he was real light skinned... Very small... Sat on the speaker of his amp and played electric guitar... One day when I least expect it his name will come back to me and I can Google him up... He played in the 50s and 60s...

Other than those folks the folks I knew were acoustic country blues players like the late John Jackson and the late John Cephas and the guy I used to call "Dad", the late (sniff) N.J. Warren, and the not so late folks like Eleanor Ellis, Phil Wiggins, Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner, Mike Baytop, David Jackson, Miles Spicer, all the ladies in "Sapphire", and folks in various blues bands I met at various festivals where I and my friends at Archie Edwards Blues Foundation would conduct blues workshops...

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 10:28 AM

I saw Roy 3 weeks before he hanged himself (did the police assist him with that?).
Amazing what he could get out of that Plain Jane guitar.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 11:34 AM

Yeah, he was a real bluesman...

BTW, the albino blues player I have been racking my brain to remember first name might have been "Pinky"... But he was well before Roy or Danny's time... I mean, that was so long ago that I'm sure it was during my "fake ID" days... Woulda been around '61 or so...

Where did you see Roy, Krinkx??? DC???

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 12:38 PM

Atlanta.Since he died in August 1988 it was July. One of the best shows I ever saw. Three piece band. I think John Lee's was better. But he had lots of help. Roy Rogers on slide guitar.
I don't think many come close to Roy Buchanon.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 12:50 PM

Rory Gallagher would have given Roy a run for his money...

Roy Rogers no bum either...

B~


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 12:57 PM

Yea. Rory was pretty good.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 01:10 PM

I think of Rory as a more structured player. Roy could take off like Hendrix and take it unexpected places. You needed to see him live.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 01:29 PM

Roy Buchanan is usually said to be from Arkansas, but his parents moved the California's great Central Valley when he was quite young. I can't find the exact year, but it is safe to say Roy was a product of California.

Rose Maddox, Buck Owens, Merl Haggard, Steve Perry, Tom Johnston (founder of Doobie Brothers), Wanda Jackson and a few others come to mind. All from the farm country of the Central Valley, not the LA music scene.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 01:43 PM

Mosrite Guitars
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 02:11 PM

Yep, some great musical towns like Oildale, Pumpkin Center and Pixley.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 02:43 PM

Pixley. Of Petticoat Junction fame.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 03:07 PM

Pixley and Petticoat Junction? Prehaps you are thinking about Edgar Buchanan.

Roy Buchanan was raised in Pixley, the famous Mosrite electric guitar factory (as with The Ventures) was in Oildale, and the boxcar Merl Haggard was raised in was in Pumpkin Center. All within about 50 miles of each other.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 10:26 PM

Petticoat Junction was filmed in Pixley.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 12:12 AM

The Shady Rest Hotel was located halfway between Hooterville and Pixley.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: pdq
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 03:33 PM

Well, I got the CD a few days ago and I think the entire production is quite good. Spound quality is just OK.

First, this is not a Blues record but a Memphis Soul outing.

Isaac Hayes, Carla Thomas (daughter of Rufus Thomas) and the Memphis Horns are a dead giveaway.

Lee Atwater is an OK singer, but I think his Fender guitar playing is more interesting than Steve Cropper, the center of the Memphis sound.

Most of the participants are performed at the inauguration party for George H. W. Bush in early 1989. Sam (of Sam and Dave) Moore is an active Republican and B. B. King a quiet one (as far as I know). Producer Mike Curb was Lt. Governor under Gerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown when Curb was barely old enough to run. He vetoed several pieces of legislation when Brown was in Africa on vacation with Linda Ronstadt.

Nice to see Billy Preston ("The Fifth Beatle") and under-appeciated singer Maxine Brown included.

CD revenue seems to have been intended for several charities inluding chilhood food and education programs.

Good music, fun record. Recomended. Atwater was not a musical great, but the whole production is good clean fun.


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:19 PM

Why none of it on youtube? I don't want to buy it.
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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 04:52 PM

Seasoned ....they put salt on him?


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Subject: RE: Lee Atwater: Seasoned Bluesman?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 05:07 PM

Pepper. Black pepper.
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