The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37150   Message #3045629
Posted By: GUEST
03-Dec-10 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Leon Redbone question
Subject: RE: Leon Redbone question
Mose Scarlett is one of my biggest musical heroes. Ken Whiteley (bless his soul) gave me many CD's everytime I'd see him - Jackie Washington, his stuff - and mose. I got to meet Mose and share stages with him - I think he's the real deal. You can't fake what he does - it's like he's reborn from another era. Don't offer the guy water! He'll tell you what he thinks of water!!

He has a 1954 Martin 00-18 that was originally Bruce Cockburns. Amazing guitar. It sounds like an old tyme string band. It doesn't have much bass but his voice has all the bass. I don't think any human being sings as low as Mose can. He's a real special cat - and a lot of his songs he wrote are amazing.; Muscatel or something or other - Great song. I just about flipped a few weeks ago when I found one of his old vinyl from 1982 in a used shop.

Stallin for Time - that's the record I bought - AWESOME. I like Mose more than Leon - Leon is great too - and a killer original guitar player and arranger - but Mose is the underdog - and the unsung hero in all of this by miles.

Dan Frechette