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Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'

BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,999 23 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM
BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,999 23 Apr 11 - 09:48 AM
BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 09:52 AM
GUEST,999 23 Apr 11 - 09:55 AM
BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,999 23 Apr 11 - 10:06 AM
BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 10:12 AM
bobad 23 Apr 11 - 10:14 AM
BluesmanJames 23 Apr 11 - 07:30 PM
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Subject: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:20 AM

Maybe its silly but I started listening to this recording and sing its praises again (after 40 odd years) Vince Martin and the Late Fred Neil recorded this in the early 60's with John Sebastian and the late Felix Paparardi on guitarron (Mexican Bass guitar) Two twelve guitars
The singing and playing are, my opinion, fantastic! The songs like the title cut and "Toy Balloon" are exemplary
Whats interesting to note is the at this time Vince Martin was the "real star" as he had in AM hit with "Cindy Oh Cindy" with Vince Martin and the Tarriers
Just to let everyone know, Vince is still around. He is living in Brooklyn, NY and he posts on Facebook Some of you might have this in your vinyl collections somewhere stashed away
Some of you, this may be the first time hearing it. I envy you the first experience. You can find it both on Amazon and I-Tunes
(as well as Vince's Martin latest CD "Jazmin" about life in Coconut Groove" where he in Fred lived in the 60's
I believe this recording is worth revisiting


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM

Felix Pappalardi, no offense.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:42 AM

Thank your for the correction. He was shot by his ex lover Gail Collins over some lovers quarrel in the early to middle 80's


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:48 AM

I met both Felix and Fred back in the day--Night Owl Cafe run by Joe Morro (sp). They were both nice guys, and Fred`s voice--hoooooooly. That man could sing. I`m glad you`ve started this thread BJ.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:52 AM

Vince had an incredible voice.Did you ever hear the original "Cindy Oh Cindy" that was 1956 I beleive. Vince can still sing He is in his 70';s now but in his prime he was something else.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 09:55 AM

I loved that song I think

Cindy, O Cindy
Cindy don`t let me down
I`ll write you a letter soon
And I`ll be homeward bound

I joined the navy to see the world
And nowhere could I find
A girl as sweet as Cindy
The girl I left behind


That`s all I recall, but if that`s the song you mean, it`s one of the first songs I ever learned to play on guitar.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 10:00 AM

Thats the one. I think Erik Darling - 12 string player for The Rooftop singes was a member of The Tarriers


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 10:06 AM

You are mentioning some heavy-duty people from back in the day. The run at the beginning of Walk Right In has gotta rank up there with Beethoven`s da-da-da daaa for sticking in a guy`s memory. That song may have been the first time I ever heard a 12-string guitar. Can remember the year, but man, I do remember the sound.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 10:12 AM

That run was based on the "Leadbelly bass runs" Erik was a great student. I admired and respected him thought I had issues on Libertarian/Ayn Rand philosophy
As I said before,Vince Martin is around and on facebook He still has his wits about him and he speaks/sings at least three languages.


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: bobad
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 10:14 AM

There's a wonderful little video on YouTube of Vince recounting how he got his start in the music business, the recording of Cindy Oh Cindy, and some great anecdotes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=624ihLg6qVs


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Subject: RE: Review: Martin & Neil 'Tear Down the Walls'
From: BluesmanJames
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 07:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvybXO705k&feature=player_embedded#at=12


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