NEIL DIAMOND-- "Thank The Lord For The Nighttime"

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    Was thinking about some '60's stuff with good Telecaster tone and remembered this Neil Diamond song........can't remember who played the guitar part on it but it sounded pretty good!
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    that was the first 45 I bought—still love the tune.
    Yes great guitar!
     
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    Yeah, it was on "Bang" records!
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    hmmm... maybe Al Casey, maybe Richard Bennett, could be one of the wrecking crew, like Glen Campbell....
     
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    I checked up on those guys [James Burton, too...] and it doesn't seem like it was any of them [ Richard Bennett came later]. I think this would have been around 1967...................
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    Bang was out of New York City at that time, it was recorded there. All Music doesn't list the sidemen.
     
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    the mystery continues.....

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    check this out


    CLASSIC TRACKS?Mix Magazine, October, 1996?by Blair Jackson
    Diamond had a stable of top New York session musicians who worked with him on almost all of his early records, including drummer Herbie Lavelle; guitarists Hugh McCracken, Al Gorgoni and Eric Gale; bassist Bob Bushnell and Russ Savakus; keyboardist/arranger Artie Butler; and percussionists George Devons, Jack Jennings and Specs Powell. (Arthur wasn't sure which combination of players were on that specific session.) "The band fit Neil's music hand-in-glove, "Arthur says.
     
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    Those guys didn't play on the 60's Bang stuff did they??
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    that would be the right time and those were definitely there.. it wouldn't have been Gale, but it could have been Hugh or Uncle Al Gorgoni! cool!
     
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    I think '67 would be too early for those guys.....
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    I'm pretty sure that the Van Morrision session info wouldn't apply fully to Diamonds' "Bang" period [ Maybe some of those guys did the Bang sessions too, though ???].
    Yeah, I know those guys were doing sessions in New York back then but who actually played for Bang Records? Some of them did record with Diamond a little later, though. I don't think Hugh McCracken or Gorgoni did any sessions with Diamond until his "softer" period.
    I'd be really surprised to find out if any of 'em played that Telecaster part for "Night Time" !
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    ....... . . . ...and then things got more confused in 1970 when Diamonds' new record label released "Gold". It had live versions of all his old songs with God-knows-who playing all the parts.
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    It was ca. 69/70 when he started recording in Memohis with the "Memphis Boys"-- Reggie, Mike Leech, Gene Chrisman, Bobby Wood- still a killer band!!
     
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    "Gold, Live at the Troubadour", that is one awesome record, the best live record he made except for maybe the crazy one from the 80s, which is great because it's so crazy. Anyway, Carol Hunter played guitar on Gold.


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    I'd like to hear the "Gold" album. I kind of gave up on Diamond after the "Bang Years" but that's my fault and I'm sure that I missed out on some good stuff.
    I wonder if he didn't "import" a guitarist for "Night Time".......it sure doesn't sound like a New York player.
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    Glen Campbell actually did A whole LOT of stuff he never got credit for and this sounds more like him then the usual New York guys...
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    This subject has interested me for years and I thought I'd NEVER learn the answer. Then I found this: <https://www.vintageguitar.com/10499/a-small-part-of-the-60s/>

    In the article, author Dan Forte interviews Al Gorgoni and he tells us:

    ... Eric Gale was the only one credited for “electric guitar” – like the tremolo chords on “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” the backbeat chinks on “Red, Red Wine” and “Shilo,” the fuzz on “The Long Way Home,” and the opening hook and twangy solo on “Thank The Lord For The Night Time.”

    Some of you cats may not get to see this, but just in case ...
     
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    yep still singing and playing this song
     
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