RGC Play List & Notes for September 21, 2020 on Zoom

The September meeting began with an interesting anecdote from RGC member, John Williamson, about his encounter with the legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. The time was 1968, and John and the band he was playing with at the time, Street, booked time to do some studio work. They showed up at The Record Plant in New York City, only to find out that the previous client needed a bit more time to finish their mix. One of the studio owners asked if they could borrow a bit of Street’s studio time to finish the current session. John agreed to the request on the condition that they could come in to the control room to observe as he was interested in recording equipment at the time. The owner and the other client agreed, as long as the members of Street would stay quiet and be cool. John and his band got in the control room and saw famed recording engineer, Eddie Kramer, at one end of the console and Jimi Hendrix on the other end, mixing down “All Along the Watchtower.” John and friends were just three feet behind Hendrix! As opposed to his stage persona, Hendrix was very low-key. He was also gracious and thanked the members of Street for the borrowed time. Listening to “All Along the Watchtower” on the radio has been an interesting experience for John ever since!

Marty Pospula showed everyone his recent purchase – a Timberline harp guitar. Maybe it’s time to start a mini harp-guitar league, along with RGC members, Kinloch Nelson, Lou Alano and Mark Grover?
Here’s the round robin playlist:
Marty Pospula, “Fragments” (original, on harp guitar) E-F#-A-B-C-D, (DAEEAE tuning)
Ken Luk, “Eight Days a Week” (Lennon/McCartney)
Lou Alano, “Crossing Crystal Lake” (Howard Emerson)
Bernie Lehman, “Sunny Afternoon” (the Kinks-Ray Davies)
Steve Greene, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ in” (black spiritual)
Jeremy Carter, “Michelle” (Lennon/McCartney)
Kinloch Nelson, “May This Be Love (Waterfall)” (Jimi Hendrix)
Marty Pospula, “Dance with Me” (Orleans)
Bernie Lehman, “We’ll Meet Again (Some Sunny Day) (Ross Parker & Hughie Charles) 
Ken Luk, “Prelude” from Cello Suite 1 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Kinloch Nelson, “Song Of India” (Rimsky-Korsakov)

~Ken Luk

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