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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Your dream band???

Who would be the line-up in YOUR dream band? Any # of instruments you wanted.

Here's who I think I would have right now:

me - guitar (pointless though 'cause my jaw would be on the floor watching everybody else )
Danny Gatton - guitar
Redd Volkaert - guitar
Les Claypool - bass
Buddy Rich - drums
Buddy Guy - lead vocals & guitar
Speedy West - pedal steel
Thelonius Monk - piano
Charlie Parker - sax

Those would be my picks today. Take care and have fun folks!

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great lineup

but I would think Buddy Rich & Monk would be off in a world of their own. Interesting concept, however.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'dhave to change a few things about them first,

but, either Booker T and the MGs, the funky Meters or Medeski, Martin and Wood with me on guitar.
I'd have to change their concept of talent first.
And also get them to stop grooving so much.
And also let me play the same 4 licks in every solo.
And play everything in G.
Oh and since I can't count, everyone follows me.
Other then that, I'm READY!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd take this -

This would be my dream band:

Lead Vocals - Paul Rogers
Electric Keys - Herbie Hancock
B3, harmonica, BGVs - Stevie Wonder
Bass - Duck Dunn
Drums - Steve Gorman
Guitar, BGVs - Doyal Bramhall Jr.
Guitar, BGVs - Bruce Cullom, Jr. (me)

I think we could get a few gigs around town.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 12:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here ya go....

...Here's who I'd like to jam with:

Me, rhythm and simple lead

Keef, rhythm and chuck berry leads!

Charlie Watts or Stewart Copeland on drums

Paul Rodgers and Chris Robinson (and me of course) on vocals

Not sure about bass... maybe a guy I know named Jeremy, he rocks!

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dickey Betts, Eric clapton, and myself would share guitar/lead vocal duties, Bruce Hornsby on piano, Steve Winwood on B-3,I'd keep my drummers,(Andrew Zeager and Fred Perez-Stable) and put Tommy Shannon on bass. I think that would be sufficient to give everyone in attendance a roaring headache, and one helluva good time.

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 12:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok, I'll bite on this one...

My ideal lineup would have to be:

Me - rhythm guitar
Devin Joshi - lead guitar
Bill McShane - drums
Sidney Bridge - bass
Joe Hand - keys, anything else

I guess I need a singer, but can't think of anyone right now... guess we'll be an instrumental band. If you get the chance to check any of these guys out, do it!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here's mine

Drums: Mitch Mitchell
Keyboards: Joey DeFrancesco
Bass: Tommy Shannon
Guitars: Freddie King, Roy Buchanan, Danny Gatton, SRV, Albert Collins and Muddy Waters all taking turns.
Harmonica: Little Walter
Probably wouldn't have any horns.

Set would start out with some early Chicago Blues, and then progress chronologically into Post Chicago Blues, into Modern Electric Blues, with Danny adding his interpretations as well as some non blues songs for feeling, like "Sax Fifth Avenue", and maybe even some departure into "Ugly Man" and "Truck Drivin' Romance".

Set would go from 9:00PM until 2:00 am, then break for half an hour to 45 minutes, then everyone would get back on stage and jam, no set list, until daybreak. 8)
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Great question!

And a lot of difficult choices to make, because there are so many.

First of all, I am a huge fan of the trio--be it anything from the Bill Evans Trio of 1964 to The Police to The Kingston Trio to The Jimi Hendrix Experience; it doesn't matter. I like the melodic and rhythmic challenges faced by a trio; it's a forced discipline.

So, here are some dream trios (in no particular order):

Trio 1:
Terry Bozzio, drums
Charles Mingus, bass
Thelonius Monk, piano

Trio 2:
Stewart Copeland, drums
Jaco Pastorius, bass
Jimi Hendrix, guitar

Trio 3:
Dave Weckl, drums
Victor Wooten, bass
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet

Trio 4:
Jim Keltner, drums
Harold Bradley, six-string bass
Brad Paisley, guitar

Trio 5:
Gene Krupa, drums
Larry Graham, bass
Frederic Chopin, piano
(HA! Just seeing if you're paying attention--but what a wild combination, huh? :P )

Trio 6:
Billy Martin, drums
Mark King, bass
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ

Trio 7:
Earl Palmer, drums
Ray Brown, bass
Bill Frisell, guitar

Ah, I could go on and on and on with infinite trio combinations. And no, I would not profane any of them with my guitar, bass, keys, mandolin or banjo playing; instead, I would watch and admire and enjoy them from the side of the stage.

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Me and......uhhhh..


oh - we have to play music?
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Great question!

Originally Posted by Joel Terry
Stewart Copeland, drums
Jaco Pastorius, bass
Jimi Hendrix, guitar


Wouldn't that be cool. Talk about power trio...makes Rush or Cream look like a garage band! Right on.

I had my own post and combination all worked up but forgot it all once I saw Jaco / Copeland together...
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Mitch Mitchell

is the only drummer for Jimi. 8)
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 02:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That depends...

...on whether I should be part of it or not.

Given I should, I'd like a band that was fun and free.

Hmmm, I think I'd want:

Bonnie Raitt
Keith Richard
Tom Waits
Charlie Watts

+ Bass and B3, and maybe a sax. Have to think about those.

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 02:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ladies and gentlemen please welcome...

Earl Palmer on drums...

Robert Reynolds on bass...

Bill Frisell on guitar...

Cassandra Wilson, vocals

...Cassandra and Earl would be "calling the tunes"

everything from Hank to Muddy...first take in studio (Sorry Bill, No Overdubs!)

that would be one of several cool dream line-ups I could think of...simple but ecclectic!

I chose Reynolds on bass cuz his work with the Mavericks is so SOLID and with each of the others being such a need someone like Robert minding the "center".

I think I would call the band "Sweet Jesus"
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I Like Big Bands!

A.W. Firehead and His Band O' Pirates

I'd sing & play lead & rhythm on six and twelve string electric and acoustic guitars. Also slide and mandolin.

Bass: Jack Casady.
Drums: Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo)
Percussion: Mickey Hart
Hammond B-3: Steve Winwood
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Violins: Hugh Marsh & Anne Lindsay
Lead Guitar: Jeff Pevar
Pedal Steel and Electric Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Steel Drums: The guy in Jimmy Buffetts band
The Choir: Grace Slick, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Diana Mangano, Tracy Nelson, Hazel Miller, Jim Cuddy

Songs: Anything anyone in the band wants to sing, but I'd make 'em play a few of my songs just to keep 'em from getting big heads. :-)
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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A Quartet!!!!

Vocals and rhythm guitar – Who else? ME!!!!!!
Lead guitar – Gustavo Cerati (Soda Stereo, Argentina)
Bass – Peter Trewavas (Marrilion)
Drums – Neil Peart (Who doesn’t know this guy!)

Paul, that's a huge band!!!!! You'd need like 15 buses to hit the road!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 04:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Bass - Paul Samwell Smith (Yardbirds)
Drums - Jim McCarty (Yardbirds)
Keyboards - What's the guys name from the Attractions?
Guitar - Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
Guitar, Vocals - Me

This is my ideal backing band. My ideal band to listen to would be something else entirely.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 04:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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how's this for odd pairing:

vocals: Tom Waits and Maynard James Keenan (heard the new Perfect Circle? this guy can sing. really...)

guitar: Jim Campilongo and Jim Thomas (i'd like these to be a couple of contemporaries, for some reason, and these 2 fit)

bass: Les Claypool and Chris from Yes

drums: Carl Palmer and whoever plays the skins in the Jimmy Swift band (just heard 'em - don't know who he/she is)

that's already an 8 pc. band - there wouldn't be too much room left on stage for all the folks i'd have playing:

-blues harp
-OTHER percussion, including stuff from latin cultures, and the far east.
-keys, vibes, guys who still use the Fisher Price zylophone, etc.
-someone to play the dijaradoo, or however it's spelled.
-someone to play the Ricolah horn.
-EVERYONE from the Lounge Lizards.

i'd limit myself to working the console - all these monster musicians would have everything else covered.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 04:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Funk- Prince ,Wooten,Chad Smith ( Yes...I said PRINCE!!!)
Country- Mason,Gatton, Skaggs,Pomaroy (sp),Lindley,Ketlner(sp)
Metal- Metallicia (Master of Puppets era.)
Pop- Palidino,Summers,Copeland,Dolby,Tarence T Darby
Blues- SRV and DT
Roots- Steve Earle,Gatton jamming with the Mavericks!!
or Earle,Kristofferson,Gatton,Setzer,Previti,Booker T
Howze about Steve Vai, Les Claypool ans Animal from the Muppets!!!
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