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School me on Hiram Bullock

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cheap Trills, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Cheap Trills

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    Familiar with his sideman stuff, not familiar with his records. Been down the youtube rabbit hole for an hour and want to buy an album. Anyone else a fan? Where do i start?
     
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    I found his live stuff with Jaco Pastorius to be his best stuff. Try Jaco Pastorius Live New York 2: Trio. You can check it on YouTube. Teen Town is a standout track. Also worth a listen—Voodoo Chile from Live at Sweet Basil’s Volume 1 by Gil Evans.
     
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    Loved his work with Chaka Khan. Killer solo and rhythm work on Twisted, great album too:

     
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    I agree. The Jaco stuff is excellent. Very candid, intimate recordings.
    Apart from that he did well with David Sanborn. Especially on Straight to the Heart.

    And he played the most memorable guitar solo -to me- on any recordings of Little Wing, when Sting coverd it.

    I am not familiar with his solo work, but as a sideman, he was fantastic.
     
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    I owned only two of his vinyl records, and got them when they were released as promo albums. As much as I liked Hiram's playing, his records were nothing special, IMO. I was not particularly impressed with his writing or his vocals. I would agree that his best stuff was with Jaco and with David Sanborn. I saw him perform several times with David Sanborn, and he stole the show. While I love Sanborn's playing, he has zero personality on stage. Hiram gave his show so much energy, and he was so entertaining to watch.

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    I remember back when he was in the World's Most Dangerous Band on David Letterman. He stood right out back then and I recall that when he released one of his albums, Dave gave him a spotlight at the end of the show to do one of his songs. He also let Will Lee have a shot once or twice. This was back when Dave was cool.
     
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    Here's Hiram playing with David Lindley doing Werewolves of London. If anybody out there hasn't discovered David Lindley yet, you're in for a treat.

     
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    +1 One of my favorite renditions as well.
    (And Sting's version wasn't at all bad either ..IHMO)
     
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    I'm a big fan of his work with Letterman and he was one of my inspirations to pick up the guitar.

    Found a copy of "Give It What You Got" at a thrift a few years ago. Not my taste I guess. Really wanted it to have a lot of the loose, fluid feel he had on late night.
     
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    If you can find this CD, buy it - HB trio at Manny's Car Wash club in NYC - really good.

     
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    An amazing musician who sadly left us too soon...

    R.I.P. :(
     
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