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HELP. e-on tv advert?

wilbyhillbilly 08 Jul 07 - 06:15 AM
Fred McCormick 08 Jul 07 - 06:20 AM
wilbyhillbilly 08 Jul 07 - 08:11 AM
Old Roger 08 Jul 07 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,banjoman 08 Jul 07 - 12:28 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 08 Jul 07 - 12:58 PM
greg stephens 08 Jul 07 - 01:20 PM
vectis 09 Jul 07 - 04:53 AM
wilbyhillbilly 09 Jul 07 - 04:54 AM
RoyH (Burl) 09 Jul 07 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,Terry McDonald 09 Jul 07 - 04:29 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Jul 07 - 04:34 PM
Liz the Squeak 09 Jul 07 - 05:18 PM
synbyn 09 Jul 07 - 06:59 PM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM
wilbyhillbilly 10 Jul 07 - 04:51 AM
Roger the Skiffler 11 Jul 07 - 04:17 AM
Roger the Skiffler 13 Jul 07 - 05:58 AM
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Subject: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:15 AM

I haven't got my hope up this time 'cos this is an obscure one, but, can anyone help?.

The current advert for this power giant is playing a harmonica tune that I know I had once many years ago when harmonicas were popular (Larry Adler etc) although I don't think this was one of his.

It sounds as though it is supposed to be a train with the occasional vocal oohs and aahs. My brain keeps flashing words like train and blues but it could be nothing, and it's driving me NUTS!!.

Anybody help pleeeeeeeeeeeese?

whb


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:20 AM

The player is Sonny Terry. I think (I've only seen the advert onee - late night - Half asleep)that the piece he's playing is called Rockin' and Whoopin.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 08:11 AM

Fantastic Fred, Thanks.

whb


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Old Roger
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 08:44 AM

I have the recording as a 78 rpm old type disc somewhere in my loft along with lots of other interesting tunes. If you get desperate I could always digitise it to an MP3 for you but it's not the work of an instant. I seem to recall it was by Sonny Tery and Brownie McGee and calle Hootin' Blues inspired by the sounds of ships hooters but that may be pure fantasy and codswallop, it was so long ago.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: GUEST,banjoman
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 12:28 PM

Is this the advert that was made in Broadstairs? Nice to see the band stand & promenade with the wind howling - brings back memories and hopes for decent weather at this years Folkweek - see you there hopefully


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 12:58 PM

According to this advert site - WhatsThatTune.co.uk the tune is Sonny's Squall - there's a link to a CD at Amazon with the track on it.

Mick


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: greg stephens
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 01:20 PM

Sonny Terry recorded this piece a few times under various names. I thought it was Rockin' and Whoopin' when I heard a bit of the ad, but it might be another version.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: vectis
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:53 AM

A great pity that there wasn't a hooden horse strolling through the streets. An excellent ad to remind us that summer and the festival isn't too far off.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:54 AM

Thanks for that link Mick, I seem to remember it now as Hootin' Blues but anyway I have just ordered the CD from Amazon and thanks everyone.

Mudcatters are amazing.

whb


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:17 PM

Many, and I do mean Many, years ago Jack Jackson used to play this on his radio show. He was a trailblazer of a DJ who used technical tricks such as multi-tracking,etc, very innovative for that time and not to every listeners satisfaction. 'I wish he'd stop messing about with the records' was the jist of many complaints. But he carried on and blazed a path many would follow. He also chose all his own records, and scoured widely for them. I was an avid fan, and listening one night heard him play this wild music, harmonica and eerie whooping voice. When it was done he introduced it as 'Hootin' Blues' by the Sonny Terry Trio'. He played it freqently. It was much requested. Later, when I got into folk music and learned of Sonny Terry the memory of that Jack Jackson show came to me. Yes, Jackson definitely called it 'Hootin'Blues' by the Sonny Terry Trio. Very probably Sonny, Brownie McGhee, and his brother 'Sticks' McGhee. Burl.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: GUEST,Terry McDonald
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:29 PM

I have a Sonny and Brownie CD entitled 'Back Home Blues' and the second track is 'Whoopin' the Blues' (Sonny on his own) which sounds like the one on TV advert. I remember hearing this paricular piece of music when I was a child/early teenager(?) on Two Way Family Favourites on a Sunday Lunch time. I'm sure Burl is right about Jack Jackson playing it on his programmes.

In the late 50s, Sonny and Brownie spent a lot of time in Britain, touring with the Chris Barber band. As 'singers/variety artists' they weren't subect to the Musicians' Union ban on Americans playing here, and I was lucky enought to see them three or four times. Whoopin the Blues was one of the standard numbers in their set.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 04:34 PM

Here's the ad - pleasing to see Broadstairs on the telly, even if it's not folk week.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:18 PM

THANK YOU!!!

It's been driving us mad trying to identify the town... guesses from Whitby to Lyme Regis!

LTS


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: synbyn
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:59 PM

Actually it was filmed in folk week, downwind of the Neptune...


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:09 PM

Here's a YouTube vid of 2006 Broadstairs Folk Week - 16 minutes in all.


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 04:51 AM

McGrath you are brilliant!.

I just watched that clip of Broadstairs (which is NOT the one they are showing in our area) and it gave me goose pimples.

I recognised the houses standing up high and it brought back long forgotten memories of when I must have been only about 3 or 4 years old.

We stayed in a large house at the end of a row that had a road outside that ended at the edge of a cliff, and I remember my dad who was in the army at the time, exercising the men marching up and down outside, with me joining in with a little wooden rifle.

It must have been well before 1945.

Thanks for the memory!

whb


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 04:17 AM

See also my earlier thread:
HERE

I knew "Whoopin'" came into it!

RtS


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Subject: RE: HELP. e-on tv advert?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 05:58 AM

Sonny of course used this technique frequently but his showcase number had different titles at different times. On the LP "Long way from home" recorded in 1969 it is Wailin' & Whoopin' ;on a 1989 CD reissue called Midnight Special (reissue of 1960 LP Blues and Folk) it appears as Sonny's Squall and this is closest to the advert version of the recordings I've got. His 1947 version of "Whoopin' the blues is similar but has quite a different introduction (issued on CD as Whoopin' the blues:the Capitol recordings 1947-1950).


RtS
(fortunate to see them twice live in the 1970s)


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