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Musicians you wish you'd seen live

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Subject: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 06:59 AM

Not really sure if this is BS or not - if you think it is feel free to move it below the line!

As a bloke in his mid-twenties, it occurs to me that, through death or retirement, I haven't seen a lot of my favourite musicians play live. Then, being the shiftless layabout that I am, I started to make a list.

Nic Jones (I was five when he had his accident)

Stephane Grappelli (no excuse as he was still touring in his final year of life)

Bach (for obvious reasons)

Sandy Denny

Anyone else got any performers they really wish they'd seen?


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:01 AM

Beatles


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From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:02 AM

Jimi Hendrix


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Jess A
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:10 AM

Peter Bellamy


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: freda underhill
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:12 AM

ditto Nick Jones.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: s&r
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:13 AM

Segovia


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:15 AM

Django. I've seen Martin Taylor, which I suppose is the next best thing. I came away from that gig feeling like I wanted to do something really different on my guitar. Like a clog dance!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: rhyzla
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:55 AM

Well - John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley (in 1956), Buddy Holly, Django, George Harrison, etc

All folk icons in their way!

BTW, see you tommorrow Chris!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:59 AM

Harri Watts band.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Grab
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:08 AM

Dire Straits, Michael Jackson, Crowded House and Michael Hedges, for ones where I could have gone but didn't.

For ones where I was too young or not yet born, all the great 60s, 70s and 80s rock bands - Stones, Kinks, Animals, Hendrix, Led Zep, Floyd, Queen, Meatloaf, Iron Maiden, Levellers. (Yes I know I could still see some of them - but they're none of them rocking like they used to.) Also Django and Dave Brubeck on the jazz front. And just about any of the bluesmen from the 30s.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:32 AM

I did see the Beatles but I would preferred to have seen Jim Hendrix. Looking back - I could have done so easily. Too late now.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Arnie
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:36 AM

Uncle Dave Macon
The Delmore Brothers
Charlie Poole
Jimmie Rodgers
The Skillet Lickers


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:37 AM

Stanley Turrentine
Credence Clearwater Revival (I chose to hear Pentangle instead)
Penguins, Del Vikings, Orioles, Moonglows, Crows, Flamingos
Charlie Christian
Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent
Swan Silvertones

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM

That must have been a difficult choice between CCR and Pentangle, Jerry. I am not sure what I would have done.
I enjoyed the Bob Dylan gigs I saw, but I would have liked to see him younger. I didn't see him until 1978 for the first time. I would love to have been able to see Mississippi John Hurt close up. I should have seen Tony Rose. I should have made the effort. I did see Peter Bellamy and Nic Jones before the accident. I am glad I did.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:50 AM

Well, let's see...
Beatles
Dylan (although there's still time isn't there?)
Billie Holiday
Led Zeppelin
Sandy Denny
John Lennon
Nick Drake

(I did get to see Creedence in there latest incarnation, with my fiancee's uncle on vocals...)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:51 AM

Graham, the Levellers still rock (when they're not doing Acoustic gigs which seems to be all this year).


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:54 AM

Mozart and The Cream


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:55 AM

OH, did I forget Traffic? oops...


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Stuart
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:58 AM

Bob Marley
Fred Neil
Sly and The Family Stone
Jackson C Frank
Robert Johnson
Funkadelic
Nick Drake......


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:01 AM

Buddy Holly of course.

I have a friend, three years older than I, who saw him play Hull in 1958 - but I was only 11 at the time. Born too late

R


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:03 AM

Woodie Guthrie
Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Peter Bellamy
Stan Rogers (Rodgers?)

And, although they're not dead yet, I don't think I'll ever have a chance to experience the live performance of
Utah Phillips and
Pete Seeger

Dave Oesterreich (oh, I've heard him!)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:07 AM

I'm glad to have seen Lonnie Donnegan and Jimi Hendrix but sad to have missed the Beatles.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:08 AM

Leo Rowsome


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:32 AM

There are quite a few people being mentioned I've never heard of! Forward Google! :)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:37 AM

Really? It happens... I think you should check some of these people out.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Wesley S
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:38 AM

Mississippi John Hurt, Bill Monroe, Fred Neil, Tom Rush...

But I've got some eighth row seats to see Doc Watson in a couple of weeks.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:45 AM

They're mainly non-UK perfomers that I have haven't heard of. We can be a tad insular over here!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:47 AM

Oh, I see. Please tell me you've heard of Nick Drake and Sandy Denny...


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:50 AM

Erm, yes. Stanley Turrentine and Bascom Lamar Lunsford are new ones on me though!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: muppitz
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:50 AM

I have had the pleasure of seeing Neil Finn solo, but I would have LOVED to have seen Crowded House!

I'm sure there's loads more but I can't think of them right now!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:52 AM

The Bothy Band


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: mooman
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:53 AM

Rick Fielding


More votes also for:

Sandy Denny
Nick Drake

I've been lucky enough to have seen Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Traffic, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and Nic Jones who have been mentioned above.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:56 AM

Yes! The Bothy Band! Gosh! Wow!



Ahem



Got carried away, there. Think I'll go and have a cold shower.... :)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: mooman
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:07 AM

Lucky enough to have seen the BB too!

moo (who has been blessed)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM

Fred McDowell
Jesse Fuller
Sidney Bechet
among many others
RtS
(DID see Bukka White, Sonny & Brownie, Rosetta Tharpe, Willie Dixon & Louis Armstrong)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Mark Ross
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:13 AM

Not to attempt thread creep, but I read a description once of a night in a Chicago hotel room with Groucho Marx, Carl Sandburg, and Will Rogers, and a guitar and some whiskey. How I would have like to have been a fly on the wall for that!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:17 AM

That sounds like quite a night to me!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:17 AM

I've been fortunate to have seen several of the ones I would have listed here. Uncle Dave Macon, Bill Monroe, the Delmore Brothers, Stringbean, et al. (I've even seen Jerry Rasmussen! ;-) ) I would have loved to have seen Lonnie Donegan, Shag Connors and the Carrot Crunchers; and I would like to see Gary and Vera Aspey and the Wurzels! Another one I did see and never expected to---John Williamson of Australia.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:21 AM

Kilby Snow...grandfater of the Autoharp virtuosos

Davy Stewart
Walter Pardon
Jeanne Robertson
and what Arnie said...

*begin purist gripe*
I know it just says 'musicians' in the title, but don't some of you have FOLK/BLUES people you have missed? Dead rock stars takes this whole place in a funny direction

*end purist gripe*


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:24 AM

You're right - a lot of the dead rock stars don't really fall into a roots category. Doesn't mean I don't wish I'd seen them though! :)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Wesley S
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:27 AM

Mark - A friend of mine was the son of missionaries in China. His father once spent a week travelling with Will Rogers on a train across China. When his son - Kent - heard about this he told his father that it must have been wonderful to spend so much time with such funny person as Will Rogers. His father replyed that after a week on a train - even Will Rogers isn't funny anymore.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:49 AM

Stanley Turrentine was a great, bluesy sax player. I'm close enough to New York City to get down to hear him, but the last couple of times he played clubs, I had another commitment. And then he up and died. I did get to hear some other great jazz musicians though, including Louis Armstrong, George Shearing, Tal Farlow and Bob Scobey with Clancy Hayes on vocals.

Sorry, Bill. I really enjoy seeing the breadth of music that Catters love. It gives me a better feel of who they are...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Beast of Farlington
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:53 AM

Tom Waits


Back when he was good.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Amergin
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 12:00 PM

rick fielding

pete seeger

slim dusty


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: freightdawg
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 12:02 PM

Man, there are a lot of folks listed here that I wish I had seen live. To that list I would add:

John Denver
Grandpa Jones
Chet Atkins
The Kingston Trio (The Originals primarily, although any manifestation of the group would be okay too).
Roy Clark (I think he is still alive, but haven't heard from him in a long time).

Sigh,

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,milk monitor
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 12:06 PM

Wish I'd seen Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.

And the ones that spring to mind who have died, that I am really glad I did get to see.........Joe Strummer, The Ramones and Frank Zappa.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Grab
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 01:29 PM

Oh yes, Davey Graham as well. Caught Bert Jansch a couple of years ago, and he was stunning - the definition of why some people are paid to make music.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bernard
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 01:57 PM

I'm pleased to say I did get to see Segovia live at Manchester's Free Trade Hall - even shook his hand after the concert!

Missed out on Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Buddy Holly and Sandy Denny...

Beethoven... that would have been something!!

I'm also pleased to have worked with many of today's living folk legends - Carthy, Swarbrick (before and after), Simpson, Bailey... missed Nic Jones...

This is a list that could go on forever...!!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 02:02 PM

A mate of mine was running a guitar workshop at Sidmouth about fifteen years ago. Apparently Davey Graham came in! Rather like Michelangelo wandering into a house-painting workshop, I imagine! :)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bert
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 02:11 PM

Marie LLoyd
Harry Lauder
Edith Piaf
Lonnie Donnegan
Ken Dodd
Harry Secombe


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: jaze
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 02:21 PM

Mississippi John Hurt. But I'd settle for a video. I'd love to see how he played that guitar.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 02:41 PM

"...I really enjoy seeing the breadth of music that Catters love. It gives me a better feel of who they are..."

oh, sure, Jerry...but when they ONLY mention rock..etc., it makes me wonder why they are here. I have tried to swear off my purist gripes the last 2-3 years, but occasionally my buttons get pushed and I yearn for that one tiny little corner of the world where traditional folk holds the main place on stage. I, too, like a wider type of music...some jazz, Dixieland, classical, even some recent songwriters..*wink*...I just butt in sometimes and note that what is in a collection of 9000 or so songs in the DigiTrad is NOT Django or Beatles or Jimi Hendrix....and 'hope' that a few will read it and temper their digressions a bit...

Ok...I'll give it a rest for another couple years...*grin*


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Auggie
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 03:22 PM

Eva Cassidy
Stephane Grapelli
Eva Cassidy
Kate Wolf
Eva Cassidy
Isaac Guillory

I was fortunate enough to see Stevie Goodman twice, but I think I was the only person in Chicago NOT to know he had leukemia (until after Artistic Hair, when troubles were obvious even to me),so I passed on numerous other occasions. I have no idea what I did on those nights instead, but it couldn't have been as good as what I missed.

Now if my favorites are within a hundred miles or so, I'm there too.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Auggie
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 03:38 PM

Forgot to mention
Chet Atkins, and his brother-in-law
Jethro Burns


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Barden of England
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 04:21 PM

Ewan McColl
Nic Jones
Stan Rodgers
Alex Harvey
Isaac Guillory
John Denver

Why Alex Harvey you may ask? What a showman is my answer.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 04:42 PM

The Blue Sky Boys


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 04:47 PM

I have been fortunate to have seen most of my musical heroes live (some of whom are mentioned here), even had the chance to speak to some of them. However not Miles Davis or Muddy Waters


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 05:18 PM

Wow! Some great artists listed here. Stanley Turrentine! YES!

Others already listed that I would 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th, and throw in a few of my own--mind you, I would have wanted to see them all in their prime, not decline:

Folk/country sorts of acts I never saw, but would have LOVED to see:

Silly Wizard
Sandy Denny
Pentangle
Planxty
Willie Clancy
Ramblin' Jack Elliot
John Prine
Richie Havens
Ricky Scaggs
Earle Scruggs
Dolores Keane
Fairport
The Band
Doc Watson
Patsy Cline
Arlo Guthrie
Woody
Jean Ritchie
Johnny Cash
Roseanne Cash
Allison Kraus
Flyin Burrito Brothers
Emmylou
Poco
Dixie Chicks (I know there is still plenty of hope)
McGarrigle Sisters
Natalie McMaster (again, still hope)

Blues/R & B acts...

Mingus
Coltrane
Stanley Turrentine
Willie Dixon
Lady Blues, Billie Holiday
Bessie Smith
Nina Simone
Wilson Pickett
Sam Cooke
Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels
Booker T & the MGs
Boz Scaggs
The Immortal Roy Orbison

Rock/blues acts...

Tina Turner
Ike & Tina Turner
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Janis Joplin
The Doors
Hendrix
Rolling Stones
Allman Brothers
Allman Brothers
Allman Brothers
Traffic
Blues Project
Blind Faith
Nirvana
The Clash

Pop music acts...

Sinatra
Tony Bennett
Duke Ellington
Beatles (my mum wouldn't let me go when I had the chance at a free ticket, but then you couldn't hear them anyway, so I don't know it matters much in the end)
Everly Brothers
Marvin Gaye
Shirelles
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Hall and Oates (they were kinda like an Everly Bros reincarnation, weren't they?)
Young Rascals (homeboys of my youth)
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Rickie Lee Jones
The Hollies
The Kinks

But really, there are only a handful of acts I truly, truly wish I had seen:

Allman Bros
Janis Joplin
Patsy Cline
Everly Bros
Silly Wizard
Planxty
Mingus
and call me crazy, but Duke Ellington. I saw the Count, I saw Louis Armstrong, but I never saw the Duke. Would have loved to have seen him with my dad, who loved Big Band music and introduced me to it.

And of the greatest singers of all time, Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, Sandy Denny, and Frank Sinatra. Considering how prevalent the bias is towards men in music, I find it ironic that most the "great" singers on my own list are women.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 05:31 PM

BTW, Steve Goodman in his prime was one of the best acts, in the sense of being purely and divinely entertained, I have ever seen.   Him and Andy M. Stewart are probably the masters of that sort of music and entertainment I've ever seen.

Tom Waits I saw in his prime, just him and a piano--again, one of the best musical experiences of my life.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,chinmusic
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 05:55 PM

1- Eva Cassidy
2- Judy Garland
3- David Mallett
4- John McCutcheon
5- Patsy Cline
6- Ry Cooder
7- Gove Scrivenor
8- Bonnie Raitt
9- John Starling
10- Bill Staines

    This list is in no particular order, except for Eva Cassidy as number one.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 06:02 PM

Catch Bonnie Raitt if you can. I've seen her about 5 or 6 times, and she was a gem in every show I ever saw (yep, even when she was drinkin' and cokin' heavy).

Bill Staines & Ry Cooder too, but I wouldn't put either one of them in the same class of performer as Bonnie, even though they are both better players than she is. Bonnie is one of those rare musicians who puts it all together and blows you away when you see her perform.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Cluin
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 06:24 PM

Stan Rogers
Rick Fielding
Steve Goodman
Townes Van Zandt
Hank Williams
Howlin' Wolf
Michael Hedges
Toby Keith


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: andymac
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:08 PM

As a bit of a purist, I'd pick:
Pete Seeger (not much chance of me seeing him now but I still hope)
Woody Guthrie
Willie Scott
Tony Cuffe (we were trying to get him to our local folk club around the time he took ill...)
Paddy Tunney
Ian Manuel
Lizzie Higgins
Ewan MacColl
I could go on- I said I was a bit of a purist but outside of Folk Music (Leadbelly's quote permitting..) I'd say
The Beatles
Crowded House
The Doors
Joni Mitchell (in her "Blue" heyday)
The Sex Pistols
Led Zepellin

Andy


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: MurkeyChris
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 07:19 PM

Richard and Linda Thompson together. I know Linda is singing again, but even a one off reunion seems pretty unlikely to me! Although I am seeing son and duaghter Teddy and Kamilla on Monday (as well as John Martyn on Sunday, an all time great I'm glad I'm finally getting to see for the first time).

In the same vein, Fairport Covention circa Leige and Lief. Although it was fourteen years before I was even born so I have an excuse. I've seen them recently of course, but it's hardly the same.

Lal Waterson

Sandy Denny

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleroes. Okay I caught the last song of a Glastonbury set before I really knew who he was, but I would loved to have seen them properly. He lived really close to me, and played a gig at my local shitty nightclub weeks before he died, but I was away at uni at the the time :(

Chris


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:45 PM

I'd go see Richard and Linda for the brawl.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: freda underhill
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:55 PM

John Lee Hooker.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 08:58 PM

I'd still like to see Donovan. Heard his new disc, and his voice hasn't changed at all!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:07 PM

I guess I should add Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein to my list 'way on up above. I would LOVE to see Roberts and Barrand and Seamus Kennedy, too.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Peace
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:08 PM

Dave Edmunds.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: darkriver
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:12 PM

Homer
C. H. I. von Biber
J. S. Bach
W. A. Mozart
and
Hank Williams

doug


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:33 PM

Several folks who've been listed here, including Steve Goodman and various incarnations of Fairport (I **have** seen the current lineup once and the next-oldest lineup once).

The one I most regret is missing Stan Rogers. Unfortunately I didn't even start getting into folk music until 10 years **after** he died.

Next biggest regret is not having seen **more** of Schooner Fare before Tom Rowe's death earlier this year (and I was **at** the WFMA concert the weekend it happened).

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Scoville
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 09:48 PM

I passed up a chance to see the Irish Rovers when I was 11 and still haven't forgiven myself.

Other than that:

Woody Guthrie
Hank Williams
Lefty Frizzell in his early years
the original Red Clay Ramblers
Bessie Smith
Ma Rainey
Robert Johnson
Norman Blake as he was in the Seventies
Buddy Holly
a young Bob Dylan
a young Arlo Guthrie (actually, I'd like to see the middle-aged Arlo, too)
Kate Wolf

and probably others . . .


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:07 PM

I wish I'd seen all those guys on the Blues project album

I did see Spider John Koerner in the 60's at Les cousins. he didn't disappoint.

I never saw Mark Spoelestra, Dave Van Ronk, Dave snaker Ray, Tony Glover, Ric Von Schmidt, Ian Buchanan, Geof Muldaur. and someone whose name esapes me but he was very good and in London in the 60's cos a friend of mine's sister knew him.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:18 PM

Edith Piaf. Harry Cox. Henry Burstow. Louie Hooper. Lucy White. Emma Overd. Jeannie Robertson. Lizzie Higgins. People like that.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: kendall
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 05:09 AM

Kate Wolf


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 05:22 AM

Charley Patton
Leadbelly
Howlin' Wolf
Charlie Parker
MIles Davis
Elvis Presley (56-58)
Davy Graham
Jimi Hendrix
Marvin Gaye
Roger The Skiffler
Billie Holiday
Bessie Smith.....


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bernard
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 04:48 PM

Aaahh.. Piaf! Flossie Malavialle is doing some Piaff stuff - and brilliantly!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Charley Poole, Richard Rabbit Brown, and also many, many of the other singers recorded during the 20s and 30s in America
Sam Cowell
Robert "Billy" Barlow (in Australia)
Red Clay Ramblers
Grateful Dead (before now)
Bob Dylan (before now)
Pete Seeger (I still hope too)
Cyril Tawney
Dame Nellie Melba
And yes, darkriver! Homer. Most of all.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 07:48 PM

Harry Chapin
Mississippi John Hurt
Steve Goodman
Mance Lipscomb
Marty Robbins
Django


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bill Tidwell
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 08:39 PM

Kate Wolf and if had not been for Joe I would have never known about her. The other would be Stan Rogers.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 02:27 PM

OK, here's a small portion of my list:

Mississippi John Hurt
Bessie Smith
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald
Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band
The Carter Family
The Beatles
Muddy Waters
Woody Guthrie
Uncle Dave Macon
Kitty Wells
Patsy Cline
Bill Monroe
Hazel and Alice

I am fortunate to have seen a lot of my musical heroes (mostly thanks to my mom who dragged me to all kinds of concerts when I was too young to protest!).

Eve


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 06:53 PM

Hi there, Eve Goldberg! How goes it? This is Little Hawk in the Orillia Folk Society.

Now, to the question. Tony Clifton! I'd die to see Tony Clifton live. :-)

Other than that...

Leonard Cohen
Tish Hinojosa
Al Stewart
Mark Knopfler
Billie Holiday
Edith Piaf
Eartha Kitt
The Beatles
Dylan in the 60's
Baez in the 60's
Joni Mitchell in the 60's
Dolly Parton in the 60's or 70's
Early Rolling Stones
Jimmy Hendrix
Hank Williams
Woody Guthrie
Odetta
the Doors
Ike and Tina Turner Revue in the 60's
young Elvis
Gene Vincent
Buddy Holly
Linda Ronstadt
Warren Zevon
Jefferson Airplane
Crosby, Stills and Nash when they started out
Buffalo Springfield
Mimi and Richard Farina


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 09:00 PM

Gabriel and his Trumpet!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 02:19 AM

Amen, brothah!!!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 08:23 AM

Charlie, I think you've been drinking again to include my non-talent among that lot. Curiosity value only!

RtS
(barely live!)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: black walnut
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 08:55 AM

O'Carolan.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: tarheel
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 09:08 AM

wow! so many greats listed in here,but NONE mentioned Hank Williams Senior!!!
heard him live on the wsm radio and the grand ole opry many times,but never saw him in person!
i remember many times when he would have "Bocephus"(hank jr.) with him on the air,along with "miss audrey"(hank's wife and bocephus'mother)and it sounded like a really good family of folks!
radio was deceiving at the time i guess,but to a kid like me in the 50's,hank williams was bigger than life itself!!!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 10:04 AM

My big regret in life, never got to see Luke Kelly live. And could have.
Noel P


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Grab
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for the recommendation, Mrs. Annie. A friend of mine is also a Levellers fan, so have to check them out when they come anywhere near us.

Sorry to ppl whose favourites these were, but John Prine and Joe Strummer/Mescaleros are both acts I've seen in the last few years and didn't think they were as good as they were billed. Ho hum.

But I've seen Tom Paxton twice, and Lou and Peter Berryman twice, so I'm not too sore. ;-)

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:06 PM

Matter of fact, I mentioned Hank Williams Sr., tarheel. I can't imagine leaving him off such a list.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:08 PM

Punch the Horse. Oh...... I have!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GLoux
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:25 PM

Clarence White
Son House
Alton & Rabon Delmore
Django
Carter Family
Eck Robertson
Ed Haley
John Salyer
Buddy Thomas
Gid Tanner
Riley Puckett
Uncle Dave Macon
Sam & Kirk McGee


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: PoppaGator
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:39 PM

Anyone mention Graham Parsons, who died so young?


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:47 PM

Woody
Lead Belly
Josh White
Cisco Houston
Phil Ochs
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Joe Heaney
Charlie Poole
Janis Joplin
Al Jolson


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 01:16 PM

In addition to Little Hawk, Hank Sr. was mentioned 3 other times, tarheel. I listed him, as did Scoville and darkriver. If you don't want to actually READ the previous posts in a thread, you can always use your browser's "find" feature to look for a word on the page you are viewing.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 10:13 PM

Lots of blues musicians I have seen, a lot more to see. I only will list the dead musicians because I think I still have a lot of shows in me to see!
Robert Johnson
Son House
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lightnin' Hopkins
W.C. Handy
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Thelonious Monk
Jelly Roll Morton
Sippie Wallace
Ma Rainey
Lil' Johnson
Bessie Smith
Victoria Spivey
Alberta Hunter
And Yes! Billie Holiday.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 11:57 PM

Eddie Cochran..

i used to know an old balding teddy boy
who saw his last ever gig..

New York Dolls..

David Johannsen, the bands surviving singer,
is now doing
some excellent old blokes country blues solo CDs..

Pentangle..

at the time they were touring "reflections" & "solomons seal" material..

Michael Chapman..

when Mick Ronson was his backing guitarist
[dunno if they ever gigged,
or just recorded 'fully qualified survivor' together ]..

The Sweet..

I want a time machine now..
so i can travel back
and buy tickets for the xmas 1973 gig
that became one of the finest heavy rock live LPs ever recorded..

Jack the Lad..

saw them on the telly when I was a kid,
but i'd love to have been in the front row
of a hot sweaty gig
to really experience their threateningly entertaining
shovel [& pick axe ???} wielding
belligerent mineworkers clog/morris dance routine..

The Move..

at the Marquee club, of course..

MC5..

the good period between 'back in the usa' & 'high time'lps

Mr Fox..

though i have a vague suspicion they might not
have been very good live..
..but if Carolanne Pegg ever gigged any of her solo
stuff with Albert Lee as band guitarist.
definitely put me down for a ticket on the guest list..

Dexys Midnight Runners..

1982/3 Celtic soul brothers line-up touring "Too-Ry-Ay" Lp


..and i reckon mid 60's earlyish line-up

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

would have put on a show worth remembering..

ok.. that'll be more than enough memory straining
to be going on with..
tried not to duplicate any of the big names already mentioned,
most of us might desire to have seen for real..

errrr.. I just wish i could remember some of the great gigs
i have been to..


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Cluin
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 12:14 AM

Jimi Hendrix
Bill Monroe
Bob Marley
Jackie Wilson
Billie Holiday
Cab Calloway
Dean Martin
Johnny Cash (actually saw him once, but I'd love to have seen him again)


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: tarheel
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 12:37 AM

sorry,little hawk...i guess these ole eyes missed it,but thank you for listing his name!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 03:32 AM

Burl Ives... oh... 100 by the way.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Rain Dog
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 04:30 AM

A couple of mentions of Tom Waits in the thread

I saw him in Berlin on 15th November and seeing him in London tonight ( 23rd November ), the last date on his short European tour.

The man still has it. In great form. He is a very powerful performer, puts a lot into his singing and has great technique. Not everyone likes his voice ( or voices ) but then you pays your money and takes your choice.His band , Marc Ribot, Larry Taylor and Brain are getting better and better as the tour progresses.

The piano only makes an entrance for the encore, worth the wait though.The material is more dirty bluesy now but it is still a hell of a show

Catch him if you can


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 08:08 AM

Gotta agree with Punkfolkrocker about seeing Mr Fox - would have loved to see Bob chasing around playing all those instruments during the Gypsy.

Pyewackett with the luvverley Rosie - missed them too!

And missed Planxty too! but come January, come January oh boy !!!!!

Elfcall


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Susan A-R Guest
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 12:22 PM

Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Rogers, Phil Ochs, Charlie Parker, Woody


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 04:03 AM

Rick Fielding

The Pogues


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 04:15 AM

Eddy Lang, Joe Venuti, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Grady Martin, Django.(I saw Stephane Grapelli live with the Dis Disley Trio), Sean Maguire, Michael Coleman, Leon McAuliffe, and a whole cartload of others.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Vic at work
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 10:56 AM

Joseph Taylor, Miss Victoria Spivey, J. S. Bach,Sam Mitchell, Walter Pardon, Paganini (sp?),Bird, Endless but what a wonderful few moments this has given me.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,surreysinger
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 11:16 AM

Amen to Joseph Taylor - also Henry Burstow, Nic Jones (I was out of the habit of going to folk clubs while he was on the road), Peter Bellamy (I missed him by a couple of weeks).


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Turtle
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 12:54 PM

Many, many of those already listed... I had tickets for a Stan Rogers concert when he died. I'll always be grateful I saw Johnny Cunningham in many incarnations, beginning with Silly Wizard, and Kate Wolf the year before she died. Edith Piaf... Hank Williams... Woody Guthrie... Steve Goodman... oh yeah.

but I'd give them all up to see Jacques Brel live.

Turtle


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 04:28 PM

I wish I'd have seen many of these, altho'....it would probably result in my being dead long now.....however, I was sad to see that Townes VanSandt was not on anyone's list.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:05 PM

Look again; I'm sure Townes was up there somewhere.
I could "second" so many of the choices that were on this thread. But lord, if I only I could have heard Woody and Cisco Houston singing together!


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,peach
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:22 PM

the first person to scream at the stars


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Joseph de Culver City
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 10:06 AM

I'm lucky to have seen so many of those mentioned, especially since I live in the US. I sure wish I had seen:

The Left Banque

The Lyres

The Sonics

Odetta

Laura Nyro

Lee Morgan

punkfolkrocker: Sam the Sham was a great live act. I saw them once at the Hollywood Bowl with The Kinks as opening act and The Beach Boys as the headliner.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 10:32 AM

Peter Bellamy

Sam Larner

Fred Jordan

Mary Anne Haynes


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 11:53 AM

Josh White
Bud & Travis
The Weavers
Louis Armstrong
Jack Teagarden
Spike Jones and his "City Slickers"
Buddy Holly
Marty Robbins
Django Reinhart
Sabicas
Andres Segovia

Apparently, I am nothing, if not eclectic...


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,MeadowMuskrat
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 12:19 PM

Cyril Tawney , Stan Rogers, Ewan Mccoll. Townes van Zandt. Saw Jimi Hendrix in the late 60's at Philharmonic hall in NYC of all places. A classical brass ensemble opened up the show. Jimi was about 90 minutes late and didn;t seem to into it that performance. Maybe he was just having an off night. The next night I saw The Incredible String Band for the first of many times and it intensified my interest in more acoustic music. I saw several references to Eva cassidy in the previous entries. I'm not familiar with her. Any info would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 01:12 PM

well I saw Peter Bellamy live and JimiHendrix.
Jimi Hendrix was not interested He seemed BORED.
Peter Bellamy was unforgettable on all the occasions I saw him.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 01:14 PM

Roscoe Holcomb,Original Carter Family,PhilTanner.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 01:32 PM

Jimmie Rodgers.

And i notice that Tom Rush was on my list when this thread first stared. I've managed to see him since then. And it was a great show.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Dave Illingworth
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:04 PM

Some wonderful names been mentioned - many of which would be on my list.
I have been lucky enough to have seen (in no particular order)
Ike & Tina Turner (1960s), Townes Van Zandt, Dominic Behan, Muddy Waters, Lowell Fulson, Henry Red Allen, Gene Vincent, Chris McGregor's Blue Notes and his Brotherhood of Breath, David Olney and many more.
                                                                Lucky enough to have bought Big Joe Turner a tin of throat pastilles.                                                       Lucky enough to have been bought whiskey by both Freddy King and B.B. King.

Who I would love to have seen would include (in no particular order):-
Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley (1964-66), Gary Stewart (sadly departed and much under-valued honky-tonk singer), Charlie Mingus,
Louis Armstrong (preferaby 1927.......), Joe Ely Band of late 1970s (with Ponty Bone, Lloyd Maines and Jesse Taylor), oh and loads more.

I'll no doubt think of more.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:45 AM

I can't believe I read it all. I took notes. Here are performers someone wished they'd seen that I have seen: The Beatles, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan. Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry and Brownie Magee, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Earl Scruggs, Arlo Guthrie, Jean Richie, Seamus Kennedy, Marty Robbins, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sons of the Pioneers, B.B. King, and Joe Ely.

Here are performers from the thread that I have never seen but would like to (except the dead ones, of course, that would just be icky). Stephane Grappelli, Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie (and Woody and Cisco), Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Steve Goodman, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Booker T & the MGs, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Leadbelly, Lefty Frizzell, Dave Van Ronk, Jefferson Airplane, Carter Family, and Josh White.

I was surprised not to see Willie and Waylon, Bob Wills, Jerry Jeff Walker or Merle Haggard since there were other country music performers on the list. I also expected to see some more recent N American performers like the Duhks, Mammals, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Greencards, Rodrigo e Gabriela, or Uncle Earl.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 08:58 AM

"I also expected to see some more recent N American performers like the Duhks, Mammals, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Greencards, Rodrigo e Gabriela, or Uncle Earl."

I think the thread is supposed to be about people who you can no longer see, because of death or retirement or bands going their separate ways.

I've seen the Duhks and Old Crow. Both were excellent. But Old Crow I don't think i'd ever tire of seeing live. One of the best bands of any genre to emerge in recent years, IMHO.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Dave Illingworth
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:49 AM

In my list I meant Elvis Presley (1954-1956, not 1964-1966, of course).
Lucky enough to have seen many on Uncle Phil's "seen" list, and on his "wish list":-

Stephane Grappelli (Canterbury UK, c1973) - his sensuous improvisation on the middle eight bars of "Someone to watch over me"
almost gave me an erection.
Bob Marley (London 1978 - marvellous)
Josh White (St. Pancras Town Hall, London c1959). Saw Jesse Fuller about the same time.

As for more I wish I could have seeen, the list could go on forever.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Grab
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 11:00 AM

To my earlier list, I'll now have to add Eric Roche. I even lived in Cambridge, so I had *so* many opportunities to go see him. But I just never got round to it. Then the Grim Reaper swung his scythe in 2005. :-(

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 11:57 AM

Steve Goodman, Mississippi John Hurt and Kate Wolf have long topped my list. Libba Cotton, too - though technically I think I probably did see her - but I was too young to remember. For living people, Junior Brown - I was in Austin two years and never made it out to see him!

One of the neat things about this thread is the number of people mentioned that I have been able to see live - and in some cases meet.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 12:05 PM

Yep, Dan...Libba Cotton was at the 1st Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo. It was my 1st year in DC. (I presume you were there with Mom.) I also saw Kate Wolf when she opened for Utah Phillips at the Ethical Society. Saw Peter Bellamy there, also.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Willie-O
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 12:24 PM

Lenny Breau.

I grew up in Ottawa and he played at Le Hibou very frequently in the early 70's, my high school years. I went there but never bothered to go see him, cause I figured "oh, he's there all the time".

Duh.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 12:31 PM

Grandpa Jones


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 02:49 PM

Viv Stanshall

The (original line up of) Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band

'Prof.' Bruce Lacey

The Temperance Seven

The Alberts/Massed Alberts

and one that still exists and apparently appears at a pub in North London somewhere

The Bill Posters Will Be Band

do blue men sing the whites? << this is a question *LOL*

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 04:31 PM

Dick Miles,IF I could have seen myself,It would have been interesting.
Most sportsmen review their performances,perhaps musicians should have themselves videoed.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Gulliver
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 10:32 PM

I'd love to have seen Nero fiddling...

Don


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:12 AM

Paul Robeson
Sam Cook
The Sons of the Pioneers
Carl Sprague
Luke Kelly
Pecker Dunn(e)
Brendan O'Dowda

and 50 60 others


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:16 AM

I saw Libba at a small intimate concert in Seattle many years ago, She was wonderful!

Those I have missed and would have loved to see are, Steve Goodman and Jethro Burns; Stan Rogers, Kate Wolf, Jim Croce. Now Tom Dundee and many others


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:04 PM

To pick a few:
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Lonnie Johnson
Sidney Bechet
Buddy Bolden
Big Bill Broonzy
Washboard Sam (naturally!)

RtS


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:23 AM

And Ray Charles! How could I forget Ray Charles?

I like OCMS live, too, Ruth. We could probably fill another thread with performers that we've seen live and want to see again (or to avoid forever).
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: CET
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 05:58 AM

Weird - I have been thinking of starting a thread about people I wish I had seen, but no longer can. Now I see that someone did it four years ago.

A quick list:

Muddy Waters
Waylon Jennings
Johnny Cash
Cyril Tawney
Big Mama Thornton
Manitas de Plata
Clancy Brothers with Tommmy Maken (did see Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem in separate gigs)
Kenneth McKellar
Kathleen Ferrier
Pavarotti
Edith Piaf
Soviet Red Army Choir


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 06:14 AM

I have a lot of overlap with CET, but would add Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl, Paul Robeson, Scott Joplin and La Bolduc to the list.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: mattkeen
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 07:12 AM

Ewan MacColl

Miles Davis

Jeff Buckley


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 10:59 AM

John Dowland
J. S. Bach
Bruce Cockburn in 1973
Tyrannosaurus Rex and T.Rex
early Incredible String Band
The original Pentangle


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Greengal
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 02:13 PM

I'm grateful that I've seen so many great ones- Dylan, Willie, Joan Baez, Seeger of course, Neil Young, Judy Collins,Kris Kristopherson,Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison, but missed too many.

Some people mentioned Fred Neil. Did he pass??? I loved his music.

Dan Fogelberg - who I saw for part of a concert and my bf at the time
               didn't like him, and made us leave. (Of course, that
                relationship didn't last long, but I somehow never
               had the opportunity to see Dan again)

Ray Charles


The Beatles       ( I was too young to see them but wish I had at
                   least seen John Lennon)


Hank Williams


Jimmie Rodgers


Mississippi John Hurt


Rev. Gary Davis

Libba Cotton

David Grisham w. Jerry Garcia

John Denver


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Ebor_fiddler
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 03:58 PM

Maybe I've missed something, but has nobody mentioned Bix Beiderbecke?


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Big Mick
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 04:34 PM

Merle Watson, playing with Doc.

Woody Gutherie, but only if it was just him and me swappin' songs.

Johnny Doran on the pipes.

Seamus Ennis on the pipes.

Willie Clancy on the pipes.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 05:27 PM

George Harrison (with or without the Beatles)
Oh I guess the rest of the Beatles.

The Bothy Band
Frankie Kennedy

Vilayat Khan
Bismallah Khan
Alla Rakha

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Janis Joplin
Pig Pen


Rich


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: CET
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 06:25 PM

Paul Robeson, of course!

I was limiting my list to performers I might theoretically have seen since they were alive during my lifetime. If I expand the parameters to include people who died before I was born I would have to add Caruso, Jussi Bjoerling and Chaliapin. Come to think of it, I think Kathleen Ferrier died before 1957.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 06:52 PM

For purposes of this discussion, I assume "Live" means "in the flesh" as opposed to live television. In the latter case, my field expands exponentially, as it would for others in my age group (67). TV first came to my rural area of central California in around 1949-50. I was able to see a lot of great performers on shows like "Omnibus," "The Firestone Hour," "The Ed Sullivan Show" and many others - everything from grand opera to classical orchestral to jazz to pop to folk and blues. In the early 1950's, they would often show little clips of performers between regular programs. Turner Classic Movies sometimes shows these "One Reel Wonders." They ranged from old jazz and big band groups to individual jazz performers like Jack Teagarden or Kid Ory and singers such as Marian Anderson and Ma Rainey.


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Subject: RE: Musicians you wish you'd seen live
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 08:43 PM

Now there's a name I haven't heard for over 40 years. Kid Ory was still playing in New Orleans when I was growning up around there. I heard him live several times in the early '60s, once sitting on the floor a few feet away. Thanks for triggering the memory.
- Phil


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