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Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, perform "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
http://zanylol.com/weeps.html ^

Posted on 03/10/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT by navysealdad

TOM PETTY, JEFF LYNNE, DHANI HARRISON, STEVE FERRONE, and PRINCE Performing "WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS" at the Induction of GEORGE HARRISON into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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1 posted on 03/10/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Ah yes, one of those songs about itself. We need more of those, just as we need more posts here like the brilliant post you are now reading!


2 posted on 03/10/2013 8:21:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: navysealdad

The only thing with which I credit the Beatles is my wanting to be a rock star. I remember seeing all those girls lose their effing minds on the Ed Sullivan Show, and thinking, “That’s what I want to do”.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: navysealdad

Prince is in the top 1% of guitarists. Magical...a nut mind you...but magical.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 8:27:37 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: navysealdad

Prince may be a tad on the strange side, but he can play a mean guitar. Nice job.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT by Racer1
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To: navysealdad
That was great. One of my favorites!

Thx much!

6 posted on 03/10/2013 8:31:53 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: navysealdad

If you ever thought that Prince was NOT a rocker, look no further. Wail.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 8:33:22 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: navysealdad

Was that Stevie Winwood on the keyboards? Couldn’t find him in the band.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 8:35:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: navysealdad

Who’s the young kid to the right of Tom Petty? He bears a remarkable resemblance to a young George Harrison. Is he related (grandson or something)?


9 posted on 03/10/2013 8:36:07 PM PDT by MCH
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To: RoosterRedux
Was that Stevie Winwood on the keyboards?

Yeah, he's the African-American.

10 posted on 03/10/2013 8:36:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: navysealdad

George was always my favorite Beatle. John was just a drugged out hippy and Paul was just a pretty boy wannabee (a Justin Bieber).


11 posted on 03/10/2013 8:38:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

But, but, what about Pete Best?


12 posted on 03/10/2013 8:38:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: navysealdad

I did not know Prince was such a guitar player.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 8:39:40 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (THA)
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To: navysealdad

Dave Clark was a great drummer.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: guido911

Yeah, Prince is pretty darned good in this video. Impressive, but then again he was always a really good guitar player & showman. Too bad he went off the deep end with the weird name change thing, like Pee-pee-diddly or whatever that rapper clown guy is named these days.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 8:41:13 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Revolting cat!

There are two sets of keyboards, RC. Stevie is the one in the center stage...the big wooden box of keyboards (don’t know who makes that thing...looks like a classic Yamaha).


16 posted on 03/10/2013 8:43:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I suspect the black keyboardist was the late Billy Preston.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 8:46:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: navysealdad

The kid to Tom Petty’s left is George’s son.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 8:46:59 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: navysealdad

And once again:

If anyone wants to see this without clicking through zany.com with all of their scripts and tracking cookies here is the DIRECT link to the video where it resides, on you tube.

http://youtu.be/6SFNW5F8K9Y


19 posted on 03/10/2013 8:55:59 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: navysealdad

Prince comes out pretty good in the video, despite all the body gyrations, which many tend to confuse for brilliant guitar playing, and despite throwing the Fender at the end somewhere (into the audience?), and despite the song being a bit below his abilities, I mean a simple three chord thing, that for him looked like a piece of cake now worthy finishing, which is how I interpret the guitar tossing.


20 posted on 03/10/2013 8:57:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: navysealdad

If you are going to keep doing this, why won’t you post the link directly to the video?

Why do you keep posting links to those crapware laden spy sites that put god knows what on visitors computers?

And don’t answer me via freepmail again.

Answer out here in the open where everyone can see.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 8:58:27 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Ah yes, one of those songs about itself. We need more of those, just as we need more posts here like the brilliant post you are now reading!

yes it is true, the song is self-referential

but check the use of rhythm and rhyme

the song, it saw its full potential

and with this the beatles made their dime

BTW, if you play the song backward you can hear pedantic messages.

22 posted on 03/10/2013 9:00:15 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Yes, it is better than Your Song, the other Your Song, I Write the Songs, and Fire and Rain, all of which have been a logical mystery to me.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 9:02:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey, MY Song is deep, man!


24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: navysealdad

BFLR


25 posted on 03/10/2013 9:05:12 PM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: MCH

The guy to the right of TP is Dhany Harrison, George’s son. The keyboard player is not Billy Preston.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 9:07:08 PM PDT by ALASKA (CHANGE'n it back !!!!!!!)
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To: navysealdad

Blistering! That may be the guitar solo of the decade.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 9:09:54 PM PDT by keat
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To: Dysart

We are changing the subject. Back to the topic. Actually, This Song, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, is Just an Old Fashioned Love Song For You Sung Blue.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 9:12:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RoosterRedux
I believe it's a Hammond B3 through a Leslie tone cabinet.
29 posted on 03/10/2013 9:22:26 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: navysealdad

Well Prince didn’t ruin the song - he wasn’t half bad IMO - but given the company he was in he would’ve been well advised to tone down the theatrics.


30 posted on 03/10/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ALASKA
OK, thanks. I just looked him up, and was initially unsuccessful due to the weird spelling of "Dhani Harrison" (pronounced "Danny").

I assumed it was his grandson or something because as it turns out this is an old video from 2004. I should have realized Harrison would have been inducted into the "whatever" hall of fame a long time ago, especially since he died in 2001.

So since this is a 9 year old video, I wonder how Prince is looking these days :). He's always looked young for his age, but it does explain why he didn't look as old as I expected in this video.

31 posted on 03/10/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT by MCH
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To: MV=PY

I think you are correct!


32 posted on 03/10/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: keat
Blistering! That may be the guitar solo of the decade.

It was good, but it wasn't that good :P. Go to youtube and watch just about anything from the last 10 years by Joe Bonamassa, then get back to me. I realize this will probably start another subjective "who's the best guitarist ever" flame war like in those stupid "top 100 guitarists of all time" threads, but hey - I got my vote in early for Joe B. :).

33 posted on 03/10/2013 9:39:56 PM PDT by MCH
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To: ALASKA

Looks JUST LIKE his dad. Only better looking.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 9:44:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MCH

Being that they are purely commercial ventures, these “Halls of Fame”, they like to “induct” the big significant people multiple times, and so, Harrison was inducted as a Beatle, and later (why later, I don’t know, but it certainly served the HoF hoopla better that way) as a solo artist, and will be inducted, if he hasn’t been yet, as a member of the Willburys.


35 posted on 03/10/2013 9:44:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MCH
Too bad he went off the deep end with the weird name change thing,

there is a story behind it and it is as simple as money. He became a "symbol" or "artist formerly known as Prince" in order to record, release and collect money on projects that he was in charge of. It was a way of getting out of his Sony contract because "Prince" owed them some albums..... but the "symbol" or the "artist formerly known as Prince" didn't owe them dick.

He's a strange dude but very savvy about his money, his music and who controls the master tapes/digital rights. We won't be seeing him in the bankruptcy court anytime soon. Apparently for a real short guy he's a bad a## basketball player also..hahhahahahaa,

click on this for funny story

36 posted on 03/10/2013 9:46:17 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

LOL!! Thanks. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that. Should have guessed it would be something from Dave Chappelle. He had a running theme with Prince. Funny stuff.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 9:56:39 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Nik Naym

Who effing cares? If it bothers you so much just post the link to youtube as a comment and be done with it.


38 posted on 03/10/2013 10:17:16 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: MCH

If you have to ask who the best ever American guitarist is then you have never heard of Johnny Smith. His best recordings were in the 50’s, but here is a recording at a later age.

http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/johnny-smith-what-are-you-doing-for-the-rest-of-your-life/2GsxcczgtnOS6-YNtlcl1A?o=undefined&l=dis&ver=11&domain=ask.com


39 posted on 03/10/2013 10:28:11 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: navysealdad

Excellent! Nice to see TP, Jeff, and some of the Wilburys getting on to jam...


40 posted on 03/10/2013 10:41:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: perfect stranger

“Who effing cares? If it bothers you so much just post the link to youtube as a comment and be done with it.”

It bothers me when somebody keeps using FR to generate hits to irrelevant websites with the obvious intent to make money for themselves.

A lot of people are trying to keep this place running with donations. They are not doing that so people can pimp their blogs or clog up bandwidth directing freepers to their personal pay per click sites.


41 posted on 03/10/2013 10:52:58 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hammond B-3?


42 posted on 03/10/2013 11:11:24 PM PDT by KGeorge (hoplophobia: n. irrational, morbid fear of guns.)
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To: Nik Naym

I agree with your sentiments completely.
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43 posted on 03/10/2013 11:15:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nik Naym

Thanks


44 posted on 03/10/2013 11:15:49 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Nik Naym
It bothers me when somebody keeps using FR to generate hits to irrelevant websites with the obvious intent to make money for themselves.

I don't care what bothers you. If you have a problem take it to the mods.

45 posted on 03/10/2013 11:19:56 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: Revolting cat!

For brilliance, reference the original recording- on which the guitar was played by an uncredited (nobody did back then on albums) Eric Clapton (without gyrations and considerably more taste and tone— the guitar actually weeps and it isn’t crocodile tears).

In all humble opinion. Do like prince’s writing (manic monday, 1999, Little Red Corvette— all good tunes).


46 posted on 03/11/2013 12:05:10 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 353FMG

Love Johnny Smith- tone timing taste and something else, kindness. And not forget Joe Pass, who abandoned playing with a pick to play with bare fingers— incomparable.


47 posted on 03/11/2013 12:37:21 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: navysealdad; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Got no problem with prince as a writer. And none at all with Winwood or Petty (used to see Mudcrutch back home). Really though- for real players the idea is not “hey look at me” but what serves the song.
So,for enjoyment here, submitted for your approval from the early 60-70’s rock era— and one from 1989:

1.)The Atlanta Rhythm Section (JR Cobb, Buddy Buie, Paul Goddard Ronnie Hammond)....prior known as the Classics IV (backing Dennis Yost). It doesn’t have to be “shredding or searing”. Melody. Tone. Taste.

“Champagne Jam”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChonhV6r5XM

2.) Live, Little Feat (right off the plane LA to London) who ratchet it up all the way to the end, with incredible internal rhythms. Slide guitar par excellence.
“Two degrees in BeBop a Phd in Swing he’s a natural rhythm he’s a rocknroll king....”
“RocknRoll Doctor”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEOlTZGuLKM

3.) Finally, Steve Ray Vaughan Live 1989
Seriously flat out blues man who died way young and loved to play. It flowed through him.
“Crossfire” :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSxy4Csj478


48 posted on 03/11/2013 12:54:57 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: navysealdad

Jeff Lynne does a much better job than Prince on lead and with out the stupid stage theatrics. I’m sorry but Prince’s work is simply repetitive and a pale imitation of the Hendrix meme he’s been trying to make work for decades. He’s adequate, IMHO.


49 posted on 03/11/2013 3:31:42 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Nik Naym

Thanks


50 posted on 03/11/2013 3:39:49 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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