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John Oates

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by elihu, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    So in 2018 Mr. Oates decides to release a solo album to showcase his love for roots music. Count me as surprised but he pulls it off. I had no idea he was such a big Mississippi John Hurt fan. He even owns John's 1964 Guild F-30 that was played at the Newport Folk Festival. Good stuff!

     
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  2. JuneauMike

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    LOL. That reminded me of a song he did a while ago. This isn't the video that I saw, but its the same song. (PS: this one gets to the point)

     
  3. elihu

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    With Guthrie Trapp and Sam Bush...

     
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  4. JuneauMike

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    Weird question: Is that Tim Pierce on drums? Drums? Can't be. Hmm.
     
  5. elihu

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    Josh Day on drums.

    And I don't know about that performance of Maneater above...maybe just a little too much lounge lizard?
     
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  6. JuneauMike

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    Well in his Reverb interview he said it began life as a Reggae tune and DH talked him into a more commercial direction. Darryl Hall made the right call, IMO.
     
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    tintag27 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That is really good - thanks for posting!
     
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  8. elihu

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    Here's Emmett Smith's Anytime (1924).

     
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    Big H & O fan. (I'm from SE PA).

    I don't think its a big secret that John made a significant contribution to H & O.

    Knowing a bit about their history, John was a folkie/bluesy guy in college that met Daryl at a venue where a fight broke out and they were fleeing in an elevator.

    Daryl was pretty much a soul guy, especially Philly Soul, and had already made some connection at Philadelphia International with Gambel and Huff officiating.

    Daryl's soul and John's folksy leanings turned out "Sara Smile" and "She's Gone."

    It was a good combination and still is.

    Except for a few cameo's (pretty good ones actually), John was relegated to singing/overseeing the background vocal's.

    If you see them live or videos, John is visually leading those vocal's.

    (Btw, I stiil love hearing just their two voices together, alone, that they still do on certain songs.)

    They aren't, imo, so much the sum of their parts's; but, two musicians that individually make up the two main, but somewhat different, part's of H & O.

    In fact, Daryl has said in interview's, that their name was (and is suppose to be) Daryl Hall & John Oates.

    Not... Hall & Oates.

    And, that they wanted to maintain their own individuality.

    Lastly, if you ever get a chance, check out their concert video of "Hall and Oates: Our Kind of Soul."

    H & O with full band at a small club in the Bahama's, performing a few of their own soul classic's; but mainly some of the great Philly Soul Classic's.

    And, yes... John Oates is very good!








     
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  10. That Cal Webway

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    Great

    Ty for posting
     
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    Thanks for posting.

    I enjoyed reading John Oates bio. It's a good read.
     
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    Thanks for posting. That guitar sounds really nice and his playing is good too.
     
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    Listening to Live In Nashville now. Thanks.
     
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    When Joe Bonamassa started his Live From Nerdville interview series last year, John Oates was his second guest.



    This was a great interview.. enjoy!
     
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    I’m gonna come right out and say it: I dislike Hall & Oates product. I know it’s the product of people with more musicianship in their little fingers than I’ll ever have, but I Just. Don’t. Dig it.

    So a heartfelt thanks for posting these clips to remind me that every musician is more than that one song you hate (or love), and has more going on than a style that doesn’t appeal to you.

    Open your ears! (I hope I remember to listen to that advice.)
     
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  16. elihu

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    Exactly.
     
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    What if Hall and Oates were Jimmy Hall and Warren Oates?
     
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    Their first hit would've been "Lighten up, Francis."

    I think Oates and Guthrie were supposed to have a New Year/holiday gig up in Colorado earlier this year, but I think it got axed. That'd be some show.
     
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    This a cool song and fun to play.
     
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    My homeboy! He graduated from the same high school as I did :)
     
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