So Long, Manny Ram

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    He sounds like my kinda person. I've known several like him.
    Here's my ode to ur friend:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSs2c_0tQ4&feature=related
     
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    This must be one of those amazing threads that belongs in the Private Group - boy you guys sure are serious about your baseball.
     
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    LOL Here's where that distinction ends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17j0yfUd75M&NR=1 L. Cohen and Chris Rea might share the same political slant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4X5_9HGV4A&feature=fvwrel Of course ole' L. Cohen might have heart pulpitations if he tackled this:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz28Nn9AnrM&feature=related
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    I was thinking more of his voice. That last one might give me heart palpitations too.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : His first LP was folk, and it wasn't that good, although it's interesting in that it's him and I think his wife in their musical infancy. I vividly recall his death. I felt music had died when he did. Jerry Reed dedicated an LP to him. I admit a bias toward Reed, who was incredibly talented. This is one of the numbers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ts0qwRBx4c Unfortunately, Reed's voice at this point was compromised by smoking/emphysema. If you could hear this version from the LP, along with TIME IN A BOTTLE (unbelievable song. Talk about museum pieces!), it's absolutely mesmerizing. It would have brought tears to Croce's eyes.
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    Jerry Reed was another cat I absolutely loved. Maybe the best fingerpicker since Chet Atkins. And Jim Croce's death was tragic. He was taken from us far too soon, much like John Lennon.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : I don't know how I could have missed this guy. He's great.
    Posted by carnie


    I knew he'd win you over, Carnie. This is where you will remember him:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvPAaAkgG0&feature=related

    Here's his spiritual side:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doPfdM0HBXg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqpuVdZkKh0&feature=related

    Here's a more sensitive side of him:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0nCRZNHGLE&feature=related
     
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    Quite fitting. My memory of him will ultimately be giving that fan the high-5. That was so damn original - and hilarious.
    Posted by harness


    I've said it mnany times, I loved Manny and his quirks.

    It was hard on me when Manny just grew into a jerk.

    Manny being Manny was fun,

    Manny worshipping Manny .... was not.

    Sad to see him flame out like this. 
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : I've always kind of thought of him as a folk artist, and I mean that in the best possible way. Flok music has always been able to express the soul and the feelings of the people it derives in ways that commercial pop music never could. Think bluegrass as opposed to modern country. Blues was folk music, and together with Appalachian string band music it gave birth to rock and roll. When the multinational conglomerates got hold of rock and roll it became something else unfortunately. But I might be letting my leftist tendencies show a little too much with that statement. BTW, I belong to the San Francisco Folk Music Club, and we've had some epic jams there.
    Posted by carnie



    Joel49 is also very active in the folk circles. His stuff is thought-provoking.
    As for "leftist mentalities", that doesn't enter into conglomerate control of the music business. It all comes down to marketing and making $$$.
     
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    Who cares? Let's Boogie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHGLBy2CdjI&feature=related
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    I'm gonna boogie oogie oogie til I just can't boogie no more.  Boogie.  Boogie no more, boogie. 
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Yeah, I know that one. I've been a Jim Crocefan since I first heard him on WBLM, Lewiston Maine. Did he ever write a bad song?
    Posted by carnie



    His first LP was folk, and it wasn't that good, although it's interesting in that it's him and I think his wife in their musical infancy.

    I vividly recall his death. I felt music had died when he did.

    Jerry Reed dedicated an LP to him. I admit a bias toward Reed, who was incredibly talented. This is one of the numbers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ts0qwRBx4c



    Unfortunately, Reed's voice at this point was compromised by smoking/emphysema. If you could hear this version from the LP, along with TIME IN A BOTTLE (unbelievable song. Talk about museum pieces!), it's absolutely mesmerizing. It would have brought tears to Croce's eyes.
     
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    NICE POST, MOONSLAY....BRAGG IS ONE OF MY FAVES, AND I HAVE MANAGED TO SEE HIM 3X IN CONCERT HERE IN THE US...HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR BEING ONE OF THE FOREMOST LEFT-WING ACTIVIST MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET, UP THERE WITH JACKSON BROWNE AND OTHERS WHO ALSO WALK THE WALK...HERE IS ONE OF MY FAVES... Yeah, because of his politics he has remained relatively unknown. He's even been banned in some countries. His lyrics speak for themselves. "Inbetween Wars" and "It Says Here" are amazing anthems, even if you disagree with the meaning, they words are heart-felt..
    Posted by moonslav59


    Nice...
     
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    He helped the Red Sox cheat to a World Series title.. Sorry, two titles.  Live with that. 
    Posted by Johnnycop


       Dear Cop,

         Until I know you have never fudged on your taxes, slipped your car into an airstream that topped 70 miles per hour, parked "just for the minute" in a handicapped spot while you ran into get your Venti, jumped ahead of the slow and hard of hearing old woman in line at McDonalds, looked over the shoulder of your smarter friends in high school or college during an exam, tippled before you were legally of age to do so .... I'll refrain from doubting you high moral character.

         Well, no, I won't. 

         It's obvious you have illwill in your heart toward us.  That in and of itself brings your moral compass into question.

        And with a questionable moral compass, I won't ever worry about your position of Manny playing here or the obvious pain you feel that he helped us beat your team.

        Sour grapes, not high moral standing.  

        Go cry elsewhere.

        Like no one on your team(s) used 'roids or other PEDs ... yeah, sure.  
     
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    Who'd have thought a Manny thread would involve such an in-depth discussion into music/lyrics. I wonder if Manny has any profound musical interest.
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    I just found this clip of Jerry trading 4's with another of the all time greats, Roy Clark. I think you'll like it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hx_zbpPbOU&feature=related
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Someone tell Pike to take a break from board monitoring and anti-troll preaching and get and BOOGIE!
    Posted by losmediasrojas
    Would pike even know how to boogie?
     
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    It'd be a huge mistake to stereotype Lightfoot with Pop music. He doesn't follow trends: He sets them. He'll stayed true to his music.  He didn't sell out.

    If you opened your mind and listened to his body of work, you'd find him as revealing as when you first acknowledged A CATCHER'S RELEVANCE.
    Lightfoot is a musical genius (not a term I ever use lightly). His song-writing is incredibly expansive. I've lost track of all the artists that have cut his stuff. The respect he has in the musical circles is boundless.

    Can you honestly tell me that the lyrics to THE SOUL IS THE ROCK didn't make you think?

     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Someone tell Pike to take a break from board monitoring and anti-troll preaching and get and BOOGIE!
    Posted by losmediasrojas


    LOL   Sherifff ..... now you know why I doesn't boogie .... at least not in public.   I'm afraid I'd look goofier than this fella ...


       Hope it isn't you ...

      And I am VERY thankful my HS years were before all the public video recording that goes one now ....  there was a question if I was dancing or copying the death throes of a water buffalo after a lion attack ....
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Jerry Reed was another cat I absolutely loved. Maybe the best fingerpicker since Chet Atkins. And Jim Croce's death was tragic. He was taken from us far too soon, much like John Lennon.
    Posted by carnie
         Atkins, Reed, and Croce were all musical nebulae...No question....

    "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

    Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (union and community organizer, born 1837 (Ireland) - 1930 (U.S.) )

     
    when the boss comes callin' his take his toll 
    when the boss comes callin' don't you sell your soul 
    when the boss comes callin' we gotta organize 

            - Dropkick Murphys (for the workers of Wisconsin)


     
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    Posted by carnie


    Someone tell Pike to take a break from board monitoring and anti-troll preaching and get and


    BOOGIE!






     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Jerry Reedwas another cat I absolutely loved. Maybe the best fingerpicker since Chet Atkins. And Jim Croce's death was tragic. He was taken from us far too soon, much like John Lennon.
    Posted by carnie


    Why Carnie! You ole' sawdog!!!  You'd be surprised how limited awareness is to Reed's true talents. Atkins was one of a kind. He discovered Reed, and Jerry wrote many songs for Chet. They were very close. Reed's known for his finger-picking and his novelty numbers, along with his SMOKEY & THE BANDIT presence.

    But here's a side of MR. Reed that was sadly kept hid from radio audiences:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4XR_RViaRk&feature=related

    And here's a cover version from this same self-penned Reed song.
    I won't refer to him aa a shhmuck this time:(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRgDwle4rlw&feature=related

     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : George Harrison comes to mind.
    Posted by 1for89

     I wasn't aware he acted and produced feature films.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : I'm gonna boogie oogie oogie til I just can't boogie no more.  Boogie.  Boogie no more, boogie. 
    Posted by losmediasrojas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0uRH9vUw5c
     
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    Yeah, I know that one. I've been a Jim Croce fan since I first heard him on WBLM, Lewiston Maine. Did he ever write a bad song? "It's the blimp, Frank, it's the blimp!"
    Posted by moonslav59
    The first night I ever listened to the blimp they played Too Much Fun and followed it up with Whole Lotta Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42CvAO8D-vc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB_DOA2AL7Q
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Joel49 is also very active in the folk circles. His stuff is thought-provoking. As for "leftist mentalities", that doesn't enter into conglomerate control of the music business. It all comes down to marketing and making $$$.
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    I guess the leftist part of it for me is my thinking that the almighty dollar doesn't define good music. Look at Jerry Reed, or Gordon Lightfoot even. How much time have they spent on top of the charts? Does that make their music any less vital and authentic? Of course there are exceptions, the Beatles ruled the charts, and they might have been the greatest artists of their generation. More often though, people like Petula Clark get the accolades while people like L. Cohen get ignored.
     
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    I don't know how I could have missed this guy. He's great.
     
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    Nothin' like a good ole' hoe-down! Ya know, Carnie , before I came to Nashville, I saw Reed for the first time in that Statler Bros. gig they do in Staunton, VA every year. There was over 100,00 people there. I couldn't believe it. Nor could Reed. Despite that, he had a unique way of connecting with his audience, beyond his music. Years later, he did a good-will tour for charity with Waylon Jennings. On one stage, I witnessed Waylon, then Reed, then Hank Williams JR. Then Red/Waylon came on together and, man, did sparks fly. The place went totally electric. I think you'll get a kick out of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCdR6hPH60&NR=1&feature=fvwp Please watch it in it's entirety . Jerry Reed was a great songwriter and innovative guitar picker. He was a credible singer for a songwriter. He went into acting and gave his characters depth. Then he began producing flics ( Bat 21 - a war flic starring Gene Hackman - was his best). He was a 5-star talent. Question : Can you name any other performer that tackled as much? And if so, how does their body of work compare at all levels?
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    George Harrison comes to mind.
     
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    Let me conclude this bitchin' night with - THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAczEcM3VM&feature=related                                                                                                                                 {For you, Jim}
    Posted by harness
    Night harness. Great game today.
     
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