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  • I'm heading out to Leesburg, VA, tomorrow for a Q show. Any Threadheads or lurkers going to be there? Would like to make the DC show the next night, but probably can't swing that.

    I've probably posted this before, but this article about a teenage Terry Adams and his introduction to the music of Thelonious Monk, his immediate obsession with that music and the relationship that eventually developed between the jazz great and the young keyboardist reveals much about what a unique band NRBQ is. Gotta absorb this stuff while it lasts.

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    • Originally posted by Kemp View Post
      I'm heading out to Leesburg, VA, tomorrow for a Q show. Any Threadheads or lurkers going to be there? Would like to make the DC show the next night, but probably can't swing that.

      I've probably posted this before, but this article about a teenage Terry Adams and his introduction to the music of Thelonious Monk, his immediate obsession with that music and the relationship that eventually developed between the jazz great and the young keyboardist reveals much about what a unique band NRBQ is. Gotta absorb this stuff while it lasts.

      https://www.gazettenet.com/Archives/...SGFKNG34_cs_us
      Have fun, sorry they skipped Baltimore this trip. Don't feel like the VA,DC schlep

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      • Great show, great venue, good crowd last night. Catch them tomorrow night in DC or as they continue northward!

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        • Originally posted by Kemp View Post
          Great show, great venue, good crowd last night. Catch them tomorrow night in DC or as they continue northward!
          Great show in Norwalk last night; Kemp any chance your people have a setlist? I remember around 2/3 but would love to have a complete list.

          Great cover of Spiral Starecase's "More Today Than Yesterday" was a highlight for me; others included "Crazy Like a Fox" and "Magnet," two of my lesser-known NRBQ faves.


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          • Originally posted by Lit View Post


            Great show in Norwalk last night; Kemp any chance your people have a setlist? I remember around 2/3 but would love to have a complete list.

            Great cover of Spiral Starecase's "More Today Than Yesterday" was a highlight for me; others included "Crazy Like a Fox" and "Magnet," two of my lesser-known NRBQ faves.

            Looking for it. I think most attendees are still recuperating. Terry and the boys have been going pretty deep into the Q catalog and also throwing out some surprising covers. John Perrin's drums are really starting to get a Q feel now. He's been in the band for 5 years and Casey on bass just celebrated his tenth. Scott Ligon on guitar has been with the band almost as long as Al was!

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            • I just stumbled onto this old gem:

              NRBQ
              WBAI-FM Studios
              NYC
              1969

              Terry Adams
              Jody St. Nicholas(Joey Spampinato)
              Tom Staley
              Steve Ferguson
              Frankie Gadler
              Donn Adams

              FM>CDR>EAC>TLH8

              Dolphinsmile Archive

              1) Time & Place
              2) I Am Me
              3) Free jazz improv (including barking dog!!)> Tweedle Dee > Thelonious ( short snippet at end)
              4) Hey Baby
              5) DJ talks
              6) I See Beauty In You
              7) Sure to Fall
              8) She Can Make It Through
              9) Free space improv (think Sun Ra!!) > title?? (sung by Jody) > jazz improv
              10) On the Farm
              11) Stomp
              12) Solutions ( Terry intros "my Big Brother Donn on tronmbone")​

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              • Originally posted by jjazznj View Post
                I just stumbled onto this old gem:

                NRBQ
                WBAI-FM Studios
                NYC
                1969

                Terry Adams
                Jody St. Nicholas(Joey Spampinato)
                Tom Staley
                Steve Ferguson
                Frankie Gadler
                Donn Adams

                FM>CDR>EAC>TLH8

                Dolphinsmile Archive

                1) Time & Place
                2) I Am Me
                3) Free jazz improv (including barking dog!!)> Tweedle Dee > Thelonious ( short snippet at end)
                4) Hey Baby
                5) DJ talks
                6) I See Beauty In You
                7) Sure to Fall
                8) She Can Make It Through
                9) Free space improv (think Sun Ra!!) > title?? (sung by Jody) > jazz improv
                10) On the Farm
                11) Stomp
                12) Solutions ( Terry intros "my Big Brother Donn on tronmbone")​
                Wow! What a find. Steve Ferguson is an unsung hero of the guitar, for my money better than Al. Frankie Gadler had the big, fun voice. Tom Staley drove the band like a locomotive. Why Joey used a stage name is anybody's guess. Donn on board is always fun. This same set list could have been played at the band's most recent show. NRBQ emerged whole. This will be my evening listening. Thanks!


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                • Originally posted by Kemp View Post

                  Wow! What a find. Steve Ferguson is an unsung hero of the guitar, for my money better than Al. Frankie Gadler had the big, fun voice. Tom Staley drove the band like a locomotive. Why Joey used a stage name is anybody's guess. Donn on board is always fun. This same set list could have been played at the band's most recent show. NRBQ emerged whole. This will be my evening listening. Thanks!



                  http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/...d.php?t=186196
                  Last edited by jjazznj; 12-16-2022, 01:34 PM.

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                  • The NRBQ Breakfast With The Arts segment has resurfaced on Youtube. Long time Simpsons' producer Mike Scully made this for vh1 which changed its format and dropped it only for it to resurface on A&E's Breakfast With The Arts at 8:30 on a Sunday morning (how's that for rock and roll?). Now over twenty years old it documents the "early" (first thirty-five) years of the band with the majority of the footage of the Spampinato(s)/Big Al/Tommy Ardolino years. It features Keith Richards, Earl Palmer(!), Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello, Harry Shearer, Homer Simpson and Bonnie Raitt (making the Beatles comparison for which I was so ridiculed and derided for quoting on this lovely old Forum). Scully had McCartney on board but scheduling issues ensued. There's some great footage of what many consider "the classic" Q doing what they do and it's fun to watch. Fans will dig it. The live shows with the current band have the same magic and musicianship. Well, that's enough of my yakking. Whaddaya say? Let's boogie!

                    a bad documentary about a good band September 2003 Copyright A&E Network

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                    • I hear Peter Jackson is working with some lost footage for a Disney release.

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                      • Thanks for the heads up.

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                        • Originally posted by chopitulas View Post
                          Thanks for the heads up.
                          Greggy is good like that.

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                          • Originally posted by Kemp View Post
                            The NRBQ Breakfast With The Arts segment has resurfaced on Youtube. Long time Simpsons' producer Mike Scully made this for vh1 which changed its format and dropped it only for it to resurface on A&E's Breakfast With The Arts at 8:30 on a Sunday morning (how's that for rock and roll?). Now over twenty years old it documents the "early" (first thirty-five) years of the band with the majority of the footage of the Spampinato(s)/Big Al/Tommy Ardolino years. It features Keith Richards, Earl Palmer(!), Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello, Harry Shearer, Homer Simpson and Bonnie Raitt (making the Beatles comparison for which I was so ridiculed and derided for quoting on this lovely old Forum). Scully had McCartney on board but scheduling issues ensued. There's some great footage of what many consider "the classic" Q doing what they do and it's fun to watch. Fans will dig it. The live shows with the current band have the same magic and musicianship. Well, that's enough of my yakking. Whaddaya say? Let's boogie!

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNNQyBk_hXk
                            This is fantastic. Thanks.

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                            • Originally posted by Lit View Post

                              This is fantastic. Thanks.
                              +100 %!! There is a band here in Austin called the Drakes that play free every Wednesday at the Saxon Pub that is kind of "Q"esque. Worth a listen if you're in town.
                              Last edited by barrymojo; 1 week ago.

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                              • Originally posted by Lit View Post

                                This is fantastic. Thanks.
                                I agree, and thanks for the Drakes tip, barrymojo! I don't know why whoever posted this on Youtube called it "a bad documentary", but I guess that it was because Scully didn't go into the Steve Ferguson/Tom Staley/Frankie Gadler years. I think it's fun for those who know the band and a great introduction to those who don't. You Threadheads who don't get what I've been going on about for so much should check it out.

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