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MORE Weissberg "Early" recordings....1960!

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Nov 8, 2018 - 5:00:30 PM
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1272 posts since 1/16/2010

Here are a few more examples of Eric's early picking on a few songs with the Tarriers. These are from a 1960 album, featuring a 20 year old Eric picking and singing Harmony. Enjoy all ye Weissberg fans!

Dow


Nov 8, 2018 - 9:03:40 PM

Mooooo

USA

4788 posts since 8/20/2016

Never heard Weissberg do two of these before, thanks Dow. I really like the break on Red Apple Juice. And that extra part in Little Maggie was surprising. I gotta say, I don't care for the vocals too much, sounds kind of hokey. And This Train sounds really strange to me. I have only heard Bunny Wailer's version of that tune which is the same song, but very different.

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:21:50 PM

1272 posts since 1/16/2010

Oh I’m with ya Mike...I don’t dig the vocals at all...except for hearing baby Eric sing. I’m only into it for the banjo breaks and background picking...I’m a Weissberg nut! I’ve got another banjo album from 1957 that has 18 year old Eric playing banjo...no hokey singing, instrumental only. I need to make time and upload that stuff.

Nov 8, 2018 - 11:27:59 PM

Mooooo

USA

4788 posts since 8/20/2016

I am patiently awaiting your upload, and thanks again.

Nov 9, 2018 - 4:44:05 AM

phb

Germany

1378 posts since 11/8/2010

Are they deliberately mixing "Red Apple Juice" and "Red Rocking Chair" or are the two song originally the same song? I ask because I only knew "Red Apple Juice" as a nice instrumental on some cheap sampler I bought twenty years ago and never made the connection to "Red Rocking Chair" even though they seem to be similar harmonically.

Nov 9, 2018 - 7:15:48 AM

1272 posts since 1/16/2010

Not sure? I wasn’t familiar with either song until listening to this album. There is no mention of “Red Rocking Chair” on the song title for this track. Maybe we can ask Eric, that was him singing that verse.

Nov 9, 2018 - 4:14:23 PM

Brett

USA

1858 posts since 11/29/2005

Reminds me of the movie “a mighty wind” it’s same guys from “This Is Spinal Tap”. It’s all about the folk music scene. Really funny. They’ve got one band with about 7 guitars. But, it is very good picking by Weissberg.

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