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1 hour ago, OSJ said:

Sad to report that Dr. John has passed, joining Leon Redbone for a gig at the pearly gates. The world has just become a bit less funky and cool, Mac Rebbenack was New Orleans. We will not see his like again anytime soon. I count myself fortunate that I was able to see him tickle the ivories live many years ago at a small club. He was in town to play a big show and just happened to stop in a joint called Jazz Alley and did an impromptu set of half a dozen tunes and left. The forty or fifty of us in the club were just blown away.

Saw him live twice, including at the New Orleans House of Blues, which was very cool. RIP

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Never really listened to him aside from knowing he was a legend; he was awesome on Treme. RIP

Speaking of which, anywhere I should start with him? 

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7 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

Never really listened to him aside from knowing he was a legend; he was awesome on Treme. RIP

Speaking of which, anywhere I should start with him? 

Start with Gris-Gris and follow the voodoo straight to hell.  My great regret is that Dr. John and Mr. Quintron never teamed up to record anything, it would have been epic New Orleans.

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Thanx, I went ahead and snagged Gris-Gris. 

You know, this is yet another example of that morbid old adage "they always go in threes"...

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Marty Balin the founder of Jefferson Airplane has passed. RIP

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Jeff Austin, one of the founders and mandolin player for Yonder Mountain String Band passed away . It's a tough one, he was from the little mountain town here in Colorado that I lived in for awhile.

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:48 AM, OSJ said:

Marty Balin the founder of Jefferson Airplane has passed. RIP

Time Machine RIP

Balin died late last year.

Still sucks, though.

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RIP João Gilberto, age 88. Pioneer/Popularizer of Bossa Nova

 

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The world just got a little less cool of a place... Larry "The Mole" Taylor has passed at 77, you know him as the bass player for Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

 

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His family announced that Eddie Money passed away today at 70.

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Eddie Money is a singer/musician who quietly finds his way unto your favorites list with several of his songs. RIP.

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"Right Here", Money's last point of top-40 relevance, came out when I was a very sappy 13 year old listening to the adutl contemporary station and watching a fuck ton of VH1, and I loved it.  I outgrew that record pretty quick, but found his real classics as I got older and started to dig into 70s and 80s rock.  Also one of the less-lame people with whom I share a birthday.

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RIP Ric Ocasek age 75. 

And the World Class music video set to "you might think" 

 

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The world is just a little less cool without Ric Ocasek

James

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This one hurts as The Cars were a part of the soundtrack of my adolescence.  I'm just happy he lived to see himself and his band inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame before his passing since Ben Orr did not. 

RIP, Ric, and yes, the world feels a little less cool today.

 

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I still would like to know how and why he made the decision to tape-speed Bad Brains' Rock for Light in the studio. It makes no sense whatsoever.

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RIP to the Original Don Dada, Louie Rankin.

 

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Did people post about the Muffs' Kim Shattuck in another thread and I missed it? 

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