Live solo "Fooled Around and Fell Inlove"

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  1. GGardner

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    The single version (w/ the edited solo) has been in my head for decades. I know that most guitarists prefer the longer album version, but I always thought the shortened solo was just right.

    But this, this is perfect: 2:30

     
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    I always liked the vocal in this song too. I didn't know who the singer was, so I checked. After I read where Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship after leaving Elvin Bishop's band, it suddenly dawned on me. Duh! I always liked the vocal in Jane by JS but never connected the two.

    The guitar solo in this was nice. Elvin has some tasteful chops.
     
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    Yeah, I never knew who the vocalist was either. All i knew was that it wasn't Elvin. Just found out tonight it was the Jefferson Starship guy. Duh!
     
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    I got to see Elvin with Mickey Thomas... man... I wish it had worked out... I saw the starship before Thomas and Marty Balin was incredible... if he had lived... he could have been a more Sinatra type singer and done well.. but what I rich voice and lots of character too..

    The first time I heard 'fooled around and fell in love' I thought 'I gotta have that record'.... I love the radio cut the best still too...
     
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    If wearing a blue denim jumper would give me a voice like that...well, let me thinks about it a minute :)
     
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    One of my favorite songs of all time, I never tire of it. Count me in as one of those that prefer the longer solo, I love just how much behind the beat he plays on it. And, Mickey Thomas can sing!
     
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    OMG, jumpers! Look at the huge strings on that white guitar at the intro part!... no wonder he's using a thumbpick!
     
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    The female vocalist is getting her Joe Cocker on!
     
  9. GGardner

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    I thought the exact same thing.
     
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    She looks like a combination of a gymnast and a superhero
     
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    Great vocalist, that Mickey! Oh, and I prefer the long solo. It's perfectly put together.
     
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    I love this song!! Mickey Thomas is a great singer. I saw him with Jefferson Starship. I also saw Elvin Bishop years ago at a Blues Festival in Peoria, IL. Both are outstanding live.
     
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    This song ( like Ozark Mountain Daredevils " Jackie Blue" ) and maybe even the Allman's " Ramblin' Man" is an example of a band's ' big hit' that sounds nothing ( or very little) like their real musical style.

    I ( at the time) had two Elvin Bishop albums, and when I heard this song, it was " WTF?!"

    ** Of course I was just a kid (who loved all Country and Soithern Rock, had NO IDEA that Elvin was the original guitar ( pre-Bloomfield) in the Butterfield Blues Band ( but my older sister had one of their records, so I heard EB, without knowing it!)
     
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    Here's a gained up version with great vocals. The dirt on the bass is kind of off putting but still a great cover and the solo is good too.

     
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    What a great song
     
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    Man that was sweeeet. Elvin definitely put some stank on that solo.

    The 70s were not a good time for hair styles...
     
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    I remember watching that show live and being very impressed with how much better Elvin's solo was than the one on the record. That was a hot band. This was from their preceding LP


     
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    “I ( at the time) had two Elvin Bishop albums, and when I heard this song, it was " WTF?!"”

    Didn’t he also do Gotta Put on My Walk’in Shoes or something like that?
     
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    It was the name of the album too
    ( great dual slide guitar by EB and Johnny Vernazza- no longer have record, just remember)

    I had that one, and ' Juke Joint Jump
     
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    "Raisin' Hell" by EB and band is one of the best IMO live albums ever!
    Some of the horn arrangments, especially on Travellin' Shoes are fantastic!
    Mickey really shines during a Sam Cooke Medley on "A Change Is Gonna Come"
     
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