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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by markeebee, May 29, 2019.
How about the nerdiest?- or is that a different thread?
“THE DI MAGGIO CONNECTION”
Marco di Maggio
A+ for the harmonica player
Wow, never seen sparkle on the sides before! I wonder if the back is sparkly too!
Ian Moss from iconic Aussie band Cold Chisel:
Wait—did you play on Motown records? Which ones? I'm betting you've got a ton of stories, and I think I speak on behalf of the entire forum community when I say that WE NEED TO HEAR 'EM.
Let me begin by stating that I was nowhere near mid, or even lower level of the talent that saturated the studio.
Much of the work I did would be considered "fill ins", basically minor insignificant parts.
What quickly comes to mind as one of the most famous is Freda Payne Band of Gold. I did some "Funk Brothers" work, on Cloud Nine, Man of the Street. Sometimes it would be a Bass part on a six string guitar, sometimes foot stomping with "church shoes". What amazed me was the amount of pure talent. I was certainly not of that caliber, but as a young man, they gave me insight of real talent. It was a humbling experience to say the least. When you think of the most popular groups, there were 100's behind the scene that were waiting for their big break. The studio singers could have lead a group, but didn't get the chance. Some one was picking on my Gretsch, and one of the Bari-Sax players (Andrew Terry) came to my aid, and told me to keep on working, he said being humble is the key to getting better. I always remember his advice when he said that "Posers think they have talent, talented people think they are Posers".
I saw the movies that were made and some things were a variation of true, but usually the studio was about serious musicians, serious business.
I met some really warm, really supportive people, for me it was a safe haven for the creative.
Me while I was still gigging
I had not seen this posted?
Man he’s young in that photo I’m a about 8 months older.
I was playing in a punk band at the time the Cats hit the scene still such a cool vibe.