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See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:14 pm
by jeffl
I posted this in the harp forum for you guys that've never seen a pic of me. It's a clip of our jam bunch playin' a Irish drinkin' tune at a little club in the town where we jam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRSGuJxaD6A

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:33 pm
by allanlummox
What a great bunch!

That's cool.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:06 pm
by jaybee
this brings back memories from the days I used to busk around Antwerp wth a bunch of Irish who "stranded" here (= didn't get out of Antwerp cause too many pubs that never close :lol: )

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:41 pm
by jeffl
I've really enjoyed playin' with this bunch. They actually can get very tight on tunes that require it, and of course are willin' to totally destroy tunes and change lyrics when called for, such as on "Sequined Asian Man (Secret Agent Man)". They lean to older rock and folk/rock, but as most rock musicians, they love to play blues when led into it, and are happy to read music to learn the tunes. When playin' blues they mostly wanna stick to old standards, so the Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and the rest of the Chicago connection are the main vein. We have 2 pretty good drummers, one good bass player (not the guy shown), several real good string players and one harper who pretty much can get away with anything.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:44 pm
by dcblues
Nice jugband sound! One of the related videos is Snakehead Run's version of KC Moan. I know those guys from the barbershop.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:24 pm
by jeffl
Regarding the jugband sound,dcb, I wish i thought to play the jug more often on some tunes, when called for. It really does add that authentic bottom to some of the tunes, IF you hit the tones right. I played in a decent jugband occasionally in high school, primarily for beer at frat parties,etc. That was a great experience, since it was in the mid 60's and there were plenty of choices for bands to cover. We did plenty of Country Joe, Lovin' Spoonful, the Fugs, etc.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:32 am
by dcblues
As a harp player, you should be playing harp on jug band stuff, like you do in that video! The two greatest jug bands, Cannon's Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band, had great harp players and anyone who is into traditional blues harp should study that stuff. I used to do some of their songs (including KC Moan) with The Resonators and still do some with The Shack Breakers.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:20 pm
by jeffl
Thanks for the push dcb.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:36 pm
by bosco
Thanks for the link Bubba.

I've posted this question several times in different forums and either no one cares to respond or the answer isn't available. Some techie must know...

Why do I have trouble watching certain* videos on Youtube? They continuously keep buffering and I just saw maybe 1:00 minute of Bubba's clip in the last 10 minutes of real time in 4 or 5 second snippets. It's annoying as hell and I don't have an answer. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8100/Pentium 4 that is only a couple years old so it's not exactly an antique and I have a high speed cable modem connection.

I'm guessing that the videos are not properly compressed and or loaded to Youtube/ or Youtube is crammed with a million clips. Are the clips stored on hosting sites like Photobucket or are they actually stored on the youtube server? This is driving me nuts !!!!!!!!

My PC plays video clips that are on websites or that have been emailed to me with no problem. Thanks for any help or explanation provided.

Bosco

*- Edit- I just watched half a dozen other clips on Youtube without any problems. :?:

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:47 pm
by jaybee
I don't know what the reason is, it happens to me too, but I usually just hit "pause" until it's downloaded completely, then watch it no problem

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:41 pm
by houserocker
Jeff that was Killer! Now to me that was some great music, looks like a good time hanging out with friends and playing music. That's what it's all about!! :D


http://www.thehouserockers.net

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:35 pm
by jeffl
Thanks Charlie; You know I generally prefer blues, but with this bunch I either have to jump on keyboards to lead a tune ( 'n' that little club has a great piano! ), or start a tune with a harp riff that pretty much telegraphs the tune for the boys so they know what we're playin'. Some nights our rhythm player will just get in a blues mode (he's been giggin' for about 45 years!) and set me up on some harp tunes for half the evening. The guy playin' the accordian is a killer rhythm guitar player, but for some reason that nite he decided to play accordian. I've been playin' with that guy off 'n' on for about 15 years, and I've NEVER heard him play accordian before. I hope I never do again. My wife's a huge fan of his and she wuz thinkin' "What the hell is Mudcat doin' there...?" With all the older rockers we got, some of our best rockin' blues is actually blues/rock comin' from bands like Mayall,Yardbirds,Cream,Hendrix, and the Muddy Waters side of life, which is very fine with me.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:12 pm
by bluejay
Looks like a cozy room, Bubba. Your harp cuts right through all the guitars. Nice to see you with your "homies" having a good time, and providing one for the patrons.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:50 pm
by jeffl
Bluejay, you'd love that guy's club. It's very much the loungy, warm joint. It's a vintage 1860's bar with the original bar and backdrop, right down to havin' the original iceboxes converted to coolers He's an extremely good painter and has tons of his stuff framed up on the walls, and the area surrounding the band had a sofa, loveseat and a few club chairs. AND, the owner's got good taste in draught beers. I've never heard of his house taps before, but he's got a good light and dark that he laid on us, pitcher after pitcher. He's got a nice little outdoor rest area out the side stage door for the band; it's got high wood fencing around it and a picnic table, so you can go out there during breaks, away from patrons, and can't be seen from the parking lot or street. I thought that was a nice touch. I think it's gonna be a good venue for small acts and acoustic stuff. It's very artsy and should draw people that will actually listen to the music, if it's worthy.

Re: See the Phat Guy Play

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:47 pm
by ricochet
Looks like fun, Bubba!