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Excuse me in advance for my rant on The Doobie Brothers... :D

 

I remember when I was a kid, the two big bands of the time were the Doobies and Steely Dan. I thought at a young age that Steely Dan was very overrated, and I've only come to think it even more. Some people think that Steely Dan was actually playing jazz, which is far from the truth. They have a big reputation with people who want to seem intelligent, but I find their music pretty average and sometimes downright boring.

 

On the opposite side of this are the Doobies, who are a brilliant band, playing excellent music very well, unpretentiously. They have fallen by the wayside, no one talks about them anymore, and it really bugs me that of the two bands, these guys got the shaft and Steely Dan still has this following. The Doobies are ten times the band that Steely Dan is, and always, ALWAYS put out great, inventive and listenable music.

 

Thanks for letting me vent at the expense of Steely Dan, I don't begrudge anyone who likes them, it's just that the two groups got popular at the same time and I can't understand how the Doobies got overlooked for tribute, and the other band gets so much.

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Hi Wendy,

 

Never hesitate to express yourself on this thread. Go for it.

 

I once owned a Steely Dan 8 track and liked it. But was not enamored.

 

The Doobie Brothers and Led Zep were the top bands in New Orleans when

I lived there.

 

I really liked what the The Doobies did.

 

Me and my lady listened to many of their tunes in New Orleans. Good times...

 

Take care.

 

Jake

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> {quote:title=RowanMartin68 wrote:}{quote}

> Odessey and Oracle is one of my favorite albums, nice post! The Zombies are awesome, are they seriously not in the R&R Hall?

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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLEjU4Fxts

Seriously RM68, they ain't in. They made some fine music and in time

they may be discovered by many and one day get in.

 

When you look at some of the bands that have been inducted and not the

Zombies, you gotta wonder why?

 

They were not around long and did not have a great PR effort behind them.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o-hsa3_mg8

 

Jake

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  • 2 weeks later...

March the 5th 1963 Patsy Cline and other Country greats passed

away in a tragic plane crash.

 

 

 

 

 

http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/03/02/patsy-cline-cowboy-copas-hawkshaw-hawkins-randy-hughes-remembered-50-years-after-plane-crash/

 

Don't make 'em like Patsy anymore.

 

Jake in the Heartland

 

Edited by: JakeHolman on Mar 4, 2013 8:44 PM

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That was a really good article, Jake! It was so sad reading about the others who died on that fateful day.

 

Hawkshaw Hawkins:

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VkCJdHIzO0

 

 

 

Cowboy Copas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rku2HjUFqU

 

 

 

 

 

Two other big country stars who died within that same month:

 

Jack, of Johnnie and Jack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX24s2uxQAY

 

Texas Ruby Fox:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm62PjlTS0M

 

Left behind were:

 

Kathy Copas:

 

 

 

Jean Shepard:

 

 

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That was a really good article, Jake! It was so sad reading about the others who died on that fateful day.

 

Hi Wendy,

 

Thank you for some very good clips. Have you ever been to Nashville and

visited The Grand Ole Opry?

 

Nashville is a truly beautiful city and the Opry gives you a sense of awe being

in a building where many a great country singer presented his or her singing

talent.

 

Many say history does not matter. It does and the Opry is a slice of the

biggest kind of American history.

 

Take care.

 

Jake

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Hey, Jake! No, I've never been to any southern city except New Orleans. There's so much music history down there, not just in Nashville. it would be amazing to make a trip all over the country just to look up musical roots.... I'm sure the south has more than a fair share of musical places.

 

I've always had a hankering to visit Charleston as well, it looks so pretty in pictures. I love southern style and everyone always seems so gracious.

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> {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote}Hey, Jake! No, I've never been to any southern city except New Orleans. There's so much music history down there, not just in Nashville. it would be amazing to make a trip all over the country just to look up musical roots.... I'm sure the south has more than a fair share of musical places.

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> I've always had a hankering to visit Charleston as well, it looks so pretty in pictures. I love southern style and everyone always seems so gracious.

Wendy,

 

I spent some of my youth in SC. I lived in Columbia, SC where Sherman

razed the city to the ground.

 

Charleston is a city of charm, grace and beauty. I think you would like it.

 

Rhett: I'm going to Charleston, back where I belong.

 

Scarlett: Please, please take me with you.

 

Rhett: No, I'm through with everything here. I want peace. I want to see if

somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.

*Do you know what I'm talking about?*

 

Scarlett: No. I only know that I love you.

 

Rhett: That's your misfortune.

 

Jake

 

 

 

 

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Hi Wendy,

 

Back in the late 90's, I went to Hartford, CT for a training class

in the Big Traveler's building downtown.

 

We were treated well with great accommodations and friendly

people.

 

But I was glad to get back down South and home.

 

Been there...

 

Jake

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