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Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio

Roger the Skiffler 20 Feb 05 - 03:40 AM
Strollin' Johnny 20 Feb 05 - 04:25 AM
GUEST 20 Feb 05 - 05:53 AM
GUEST 20 Feb 05 - 06:04 AM
The Villan 20 Feb 05 - 07:06 AM
fat B****rd 20 Feb 05 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 21 Feb 05 - 03:31 AM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 21 Feb 05 - 03:33 AM
fat B****rd 21 Feb 05 - 04:12 AM
PoppaGator 21 Feb 05 - 11:19 AM
GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann 21 Feb 05 - 11:31 AM
Strollin' Johnny 21 Feb 05 - 12:11 PM
PoppaGator 21 Feb 05 - 01:06 PM
Strollin' Johnny 21 Feb 05 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,SJ 21 Feb 05 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,MCP 21 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM
Strollin' Johnny 21 Feb 05 - 04:50 PM
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Dead Horse 21 Feb 05 - 06:10 PM
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fat B****rd 22 Feb 05 - 04:29 AM
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Subject: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 03:40 AM

I've seen Joe Brown over the years, usually in Sunday concerts with the Bruvvers at Windsor. He has just finished a sellout week at the same venue and Herself and I went to the last performance last night. The show is touring and Lutz asked me for my views on the show. So here goes.
The first half introduces a show "Don't You Rock Me Daddio" that Joe wrote with Peter Cook (of songwriters Greenaway & Cook aka singers David & Jonathan") about the rise of skiffle & UK rock 'n' roll in the 1950s coffe bar scene. As well as authentic songs from the period they did some of the songs from the show aided by Joe's daughter Sam, his stepdaughter, Mollie Marriott, Peter Cook and a lad called Mark Read who was apparanetly in a boy band called A1 ("He's had more bleedin' hits than me" said Joe).
Judging from the songs, which were both catchy and in appropriate styles, and Joe's telling of the story, it should be a winner if it gets put on. The second half gave everyone chance to do their musical thing. More skiffle, a little rock and roll, some gospel, some folk. Sam did Bessie Smith's "Send me to the 'lectric chair" (even better than I do!). Peter Cook did some whistling (He was the man who gave us "Kaiser Bill's batman", remember?) and Mark & Sam played piano, Mark did "Long Tall Sally" and "Little Queenie", Molly did "Sweet Nuthin". The usual Bruvvers (Phil Capaldi drums, Dave Nilo on bass & the great Neil Gauntlett on bass vocals and guitar) were supplemented by a keyboard player introduced only as "Chris". Great harmonies from the band, including some a capella numbers and Joe played his usual assortment of guitars, banjolele, mandolin, uke (on his ususal closing "I'll see you in my dreams") and some bluegrass fiddle. Tribute was paid to Lonnie, Leadbelly and Chas McDevitt and an enthusiastic audience, mostly of a certain age (like me!) sang along with the choruses.

If you remember 1957 or like the music of the period or just like Joe's great playing and singing see the show. I won't spoil it by telling you his Van Morrison joke!

RtS
(Off to the 5th Interplanetary skiffle gig this lunchtime)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 04:25 AM

These Boy/Girl "Bands" (how in hell's name they can be "Bands" when all they do is dance and mime is totally beyond my comprehension!), rappers and so-called 'R&B' performers that clog up the airwaves nowadays should prostrate themselves at Joe's feet and beg God to give them 1 percent of Joe's talent. Joe is a hugely talented guy and I for one am proud of the fine musical legacy he's given us in the UK - not only in terms of his own brilliant and versatile performances, but in the form of his lovely daughter Sam (one of the finest voices in the UK - all aspiring girl singers should take her as a model), and of course in the memory of his late wife Vicki, a wonderful singer herself whose talents were never recognised properly here but who was held in the highest regard by audiences in Europe).

Joe was one of the great pioneers of the UK Rock 'n' Roll movement and, along with others like Brian (Hank B.) Marvin, inspired thousands of youngsters (and yes, I was one of them) to pick up a strange and little-known (at that time) instrument called a guitar and start making music.

If you've never seen Joe in live performance you absolutely MUST, as soon as possible - none of us are getting any younger! Joe is the epitome of that far-too-often-used word 'Star' - don't miss him.

S:0)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 05:53 AM

I agree with all of the above, adding only that he's a fine songwriter too. "When I write my book" being one of my favourites.
"Like when me and 'Arry Bettis played guitars
for Little Richard on the radio"


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 06:04 AM

If you haven't seen Joe live I agree with the above. You must.
His show at the Billingham forum has been cancelled, so I'll have to wait again.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: The Villan
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 07:06 AM

I remember 1957. That was the year Aston Villa beat Manchester United in the FA Cup. I will never forget that. :-) A young lad of 12.

Did Joe do enery the 8th, Dads gone down the dog track and Smile?

Is he coming to Grimsby then?

When are we going to see you do a bit of Rock n Roll Strollin' at Gainsborough Folk Club? My brother reckons your pretty mean (not sure what he meant by that LOL) at it.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 09:06 AM

Hi, Villan. I saw Joe at the Ritz (ABC) Cleethorpes several times and much later at Darlington Arts Centre. He was an idol of mine in the early '60s and caused much misery when my parents (who were of course rich !!) refused to buy me a pair of cowboy boots like His.
He held his own on Never Mind The Buzzcocks n'all.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 03:31 AM

Thanks, Thimblemate, for this very interesting report!
Washboard Lutz


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 03:33 AM

P.S.
I saw Joe Brown only one time life on stage which was on Dec.7, 1998, when he joined Lon in the "Skiffle - The Roots Of British Rock" concert. But of course I have him on many discs in my collection ( with --> Alvin Lee, for example ).


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 04:12 AM

When I was 14 I sang "Sweet Little 16" with Alvin (Graham Barnes I believe) and his then group The Jaybirds. Years later I met him again and he was still friendly and funny. Just thought I'd mention that.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: PoppaGator
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 11:19 AM

Joe remains pretty much unknown in the US. I'm sure I'm not the only American who had *never* heard of him until seeing his (excellent) performance in the George Harrison memorial concert. Even in that context, we learn only that he was/is a longtime Liverpool character for whom the Beatles used to open. It's only from reading Mudcat threads that I learned anything about Joe Brown's long and continuing musical career.

Sam Brown is also featured on the "Concert for George" DVD, and she really is a formidable talent, as strong and soulful a singer as I've ever heard anywhere, male or female. I had no idea she was Joe's daughter until reading this thread.

So, any of my fellow Americans who might be reading this ~ if you get a chance to hear and/or see either of these wonderfully entertaining Browns, Joe or Sam, don't miss 'em!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,Lutz Eikelmann
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 11:31 AM

I agree, PoppaGator.

Sam is also featured as backing singer on Lonnie Donegan´s Muleskinner Blues album, too.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 12:11 PM

Poppagator - Joe's not from Liverpool, he was born (it's alleged) in God's Own County, Lincolnshire, which is t'other side of the country from 'The 'Pool', and his parents moved to the London area when he was still a baby (hence his London accent). That's what I've always understood, but maybe Joe's reading this thread and can confirm?
S:0)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: PoppaGator
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 01:06 PM

Thanks, SJ, for more background on Joe Brown.

I assumed he was a Liverpudlian only because of brief glimpse (in the "Concert for George" DVD) of an old poster advertising Joe Brown and the Bruvvers as the headliners, with The Beatles listed at the bottom, in smaller type, as a supporting act.

Since the poster was in English, not German, it couldn't have been touting a Hamburg appearance ~ I deduced (rightly or wrongly) that the gig had to have been in Liverpool, because the Beatles had not yet achieved headliner status.

Maybe the gig was in Liverpool, with Joe and the Bruvvers visiting town while on tour, with the Beatles opening their show as up-and-coming local faves. (?)

Of course, as a "Yank," I wouldn't recognize Joe's London accent. I know there are many and varied British accents, and have even heard a few of them, but I have no idea which is which...


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 04:12 PM

Yep, I guess that was a reasonable assumption Poppagator. Joe was a 'star' here quite some time before the Beatles broke on to the national scene, and he was a headline act when they were still playing the small clubs. The rest, as they say, is history.

If you're interested, Joe has a great CD out called 'On A Day Like This' which he recorded with some great Nashville musicians. Available from Amazon.

Still waiting for someone to confirm that Joe's a Yellowbelly by birth or, alternatively, put the record straight.

S:0)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 04:28 PM


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 04:30 PM

(Oops that was me mistyping!)

SJ

I can (or at least my copy of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music) confirm - "Joseph Roger Brown, 13 May '41, Lincolnshire, England". Moved to London aged 2 according to that.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Mick, glad my ole grey matter's still partly working!
Lowden on!
S:0)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 05:08 PM

A nice guitarist himself - perhaps he should get one!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Dead Horse
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 06:10 PM

I always thought of Joe as being a true "cockney" and am surprised he was actually born a "furriner".
I used to live in Southend-on-Sea as a young lad, and Joe said he used to fire/drive the coal burning locos that ran by my back garden.
I saw him perform many times in the 60's and he was one of my favourites.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Snuffy
Date: 21 Feb 05 - 07:45 PM

I may still somewhere have my Joe Brown Fan Club membership card - member No 47!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 04:29 AM

As a 13 year old on holiday with me mam and me dad at Filey I played "The Dark Town Strutters Ball" incessantly on the jukebox instead of "joining in" as you're supposed to do at Butlins. Occasionally I'd play "Swagger" the B-Side. Sad young man ?? NO !!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: sapper82
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 04:34 AM

Joe Brown is one of the many extremely tallented British performers who were blasted off the main pop scene by the advent of the Beetles and the "Mersey Sound".
At least he's kept going and is still delighting audiences!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 06:08 AM

And he looks in better nick than Macca and Ringo! LOL!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 01:02 PM

A greatly underestimated musician. We saw him in Eastbourne last year and he really was terriffic. A multi-instrumentalist, he put together a well crafted show with some fine band members. His fiddle playing came as a real treat and the Ukelele numbers were sublime. Seems like a nice chap too.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Feb 05 - 01:06 PM

Iiiiiill be down to get you in a hot rod honey
Please be ready at half past 8
Hey sugar dont be late
Im gonna be there


Can't remember the rest, its so many years since I heard that song FB


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 03:27 AM

I'm gratified that after 7 years posting drivel on the Mudcat one of my posts actually sems to have interested fellow 'Catters. Strange, that of the two I would have expected THIS ONE to have got more responses.
Where are you, Frank, Pete, Terry, Charlie,Lutz, Tom????

RtS


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 23 Feb 05 - 03:55 AM

For Joe B fans here is the rest of the tour details:
Feb
Thu 24 Worksop, Regal Centre 01909 482896
Fri 25 Bedworth, Civic 02476 376707
Sat 26 Gravesend, Woodville Halls 01474 337459
Sun 27 Tewkesbury, Roses Theatre 01684 295074
March   
Sat 5 Harlow, Playhouse Theatre 01279 431945
Fri 18 Camberley, Camberley Theatre 01276 707600
Sat 19 Burgess Hill, Martletts Hall 01444 242888
Mon 28 Hornchurch, Queens Theatre 01708 443333
April   
Sat 2 Sevenoaks, Playhouse Theatre 01732 450175
Fri 8 New Brighton, Floral Pavilion 0151 6394360
Sat 9 Consett, Empire Theatre 01207 218171
Sun 10 Billingham, Forum 01642 552663
Tue 12 Alnwick, Playhouse Theatre 01665 510785
Wed 13 Keswick, Theatre By The Lake 01768 774411
Thu 14 Halifax, Victoria Theatre 01422 351158
Sat 16 Margate, Winter Gardens 01843 296111
Sun 17 Broxbourne, Civic 01992 441946
Thu 21 Milton Keynes, Stables Theatre 01908 280800
Fri 22 Dorking, Dorking Halls 01306 881717
Sat 23 Cannock, Prince Of Wales Centre 01543 578762
Thu 28 Haverhill, Arts Centre 01440 714140
Fri 29 Scunthorpe, Plowright Theatre 01724 277733
Sat 30 Dudley, Concert Hall 01384 812812
May   
Fri 6 Newport, The Riverfront 01633 656757
Sat 7 Abergavenny, Borough Theatre 01873 850805
Tue 10 Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre 08700 131030
Thu 12 Derby, Assembly Rooms 01332 255800
Fri 13 South Shields, Customs House Theatre 0191 4541234
Sat 14 Mansfield, Palace Theatre 01623 633133
Fri 20 St Albans, Civic 01727 84488


RtS


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,a1 lover
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:53 PM

mark read's performance was impeccable


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,Original 60's rock'n'roller
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 05:32 PM

I agree with all of your comments about a very under estimated British artist. I have seen his live shows with the "Bruvvers". There is great DVD you get called"An Audience With Joe Brown In Concert".Recorded Live.

After seeing his shows and the DVD(which play regularly) I am now into Bluegrass music, reliving my Skiffle and rock'n'roll youth.

I try to play along with my own guitars (i wish)and bought a mandolin. Funny old world, ain't it.

Allan from Norwich


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: ad1943
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 08:50 PM

Wonderful to hear that Joe Brown is alive and well and living in England. Out here in Australia he and the Bruvvers had a hit with   " A Picture of You" in ( if my memory serves me correctly )about 1960. A truly great song from a pretty good bloke from all accounts

Best wishes

Allen in Oz


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST,Adrian Owlett
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 02:26 AM

Without question Joe is one of the most talented guitarists ever. I first saw Joe live in 1961 and never forgot his amazing performance.

I had of course seen him on Jack Good's "Boy Meets Girls" TV show between '59 and '60 when in addition to having his own spot, he backed Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. I knew Gene very well and he always enthused over Joe as being probably the best guitarist he had ver worked with!

Many years later I had the privilege of meeting Jo several times and saw him on stage on many, many occasions in the late 1970's. Absolutely stunning. The highlight of his show for me was when, after a set comprising many musical styles, he picked up his red Gibson and fingered a hard rock'n'roll chord.

Simply spine-tingling.

And then when he and the band go into "40 Days".........just hold on, its a blast.

If you ever get to see Joe, try get him to play Hava Nagila. He claims he is too old to play the guitar on the back of his neck now, but have none of it...its fantastic. Good on you Joe, a real original and a fantastic example of a brilliant, time served musician.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:29 AM

Yep, one of the Truly Greats - rock on Joe.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:38 AM

Thanks for reviving this old thread. Saw him again this year, played more slide & lap steel than hitherto & a lot of mandolin. Son is now in the band which sometimes featured 3 mandolins. Always excellent and always different.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:44 AM

"There is great DVD you get called "An Audience With Joe Brown In Concert". Recorded Live."

Please tell us where can we get it from.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 07:25 AM

Mike

You can find it at Amazon: An Audience With Joe Brown

Mick


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: bubblyrat
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 07:39 AM

In my "career " as a Stage-Door Keeper, I met Joe a few times, and he (and The Bruvvers ) are not only consummate professionals, but really nice people as well.Joe always seemed pretty laid back, really, but underneath he"s really on the ball ! ---Once all his instruments(Collectively worth an absolute fortune ! ) are set up on stage, nobody but nobody is allowed on stage, no crew, no technical manager,etc., until curtain up.And ,when he"s performing,the "follow spot " is constantly on Joe, and woe betide the follow- spot operator who gets it wrong !!! Just two examples of the man"s utter professionalism. The last time I saw him, he was reprising the Lonnie Donegan memorial concert, or some of it ( the whole first half of his show), and a lot of it was a capella, or with minimum accompaniment, and it was spine tinglingly good !!! And when the show is over, Joe doesn"t spend 2 hours in his dressig room getting plastered like some well-known acts I could mention !! ( but I won't , unless you pay me )


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: RamblinStu
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 08:59 AM

I went to see Joe and Sam Brown's concert in Folkestone, over a year ago now. I was not a Joe Brown fan, but did really like Sam's singing,
The show was fantastic, and now I am a Joe Brown fan as well.
What impressed me with this show was, he was not trying to recreate the music of the past. He played songs written many years ago, but played with pride and passion of today. Yes even his 'hits' were played with a twenty first century spirit.
And a nice bloke
His 'Down to earth' album is well worth a listen


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 18 Jan 09 - 10:36 AM

I have been a Joe Brown fan for years, ever since the early sixties, but I never realised that in addition to being a fine guitarist he is also a more than competent fiddler,(although Roger mentions that in his review above) as evidenced Here


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 18 Jan 09 - 01:38 PM

I think the first time I saw Joe Brown live was at Great Yarmouth, must have been approaching 50 years ago, he played Hava Nagila behind his head then. I remember the one song I have never heard since (can't think why)was when he playerd the role of a fireman and sang "going up my ladder with my squirter shouting fire, fire, fire, fire, fire", certainly different.
I have seen him recently at exotic venues such as Doncaster and Castleford, he is continually recording new songs and producing new albums.
On one album "Hitting the Hi Spots he recorded what I think is the best ever version of "SHE MOVES THROUGH THE FAIR" with Sam, her voice and his guitar playing make this very haunting, as it should be. "Killing the Blues" is another excellent song on this album, togeather with many more, such as the clasic "Darling Corrie".
I believe he will last for ever as he still plays and sings with such enthusiasm and the voice improves and the guitar playing is still magnificant.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 18 Jan 09 - 05:46 PM

Picture of You was one of my all time favorites. Would love to be able to see him again.....


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 02:31 AM

Hi Trubrit,
I list below Joes 2009 tour dates in England, cant see any "up North" though. From your name, is it possible to deduce you no longer live in Britain?
With regards to my previous submission, I did Joe an injustice, it was probably 1964 when I saw him play in Great Yarmouth.

JOE BROWN SPRING 2009 TOUR DATES

JAN
29        The Beck Theatre, Hayes                        020 8561 8371
31        The Westcliffe Theatre, Clacton                        01255 433344
FEB
01        The Westcliffe Theatre, Clacton                        01255 433344
10        Huntingdon Hall, Worcester                        01905 611714
11        Huntingdon Hall, Worcester                        01905 611714
12        The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon                        01793 524481
13        The Riverfront Theatre, Newport                01633 656679
14        The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne                        01202 855566
20        The Spa Centre, Leamington                        01926 334418
21        The Memorial Theatre, Frome                        01373 462795
27        The Pier Theatre, Cromer                        01263 512495
29        The Pier Theatre, Cromer                        01263 512495
MAR        
01        The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft                        01502 523444
05        The Wyllyots Centre, Potters Bar                01707 645005
06        The Playhouse Theatre, Epsom                        01372 742555
07        The Bloomsbury Theatre, London                0207 388 8822
12        Corn Exchange, Newbury                        01635 522733
13        Corn Exchange, Newbury                        01635 522733
19        Broxbourne Civic Hall                                01992 441946
20        The Stables, Wavendon                                01908 280800
21        The Stables, Wavendon                                01908 280800
22        The Stables, Wavendon                                01908 280800
24        The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield                        01543 412121
25        The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield                        01543 412121
26        The Palace Theatre, Mansfield                        01623 633133
29        The octagon Theatre, Yeovil                        01935 422884
APR
1        Civic Hall, Chelmsford                                01245 606505                
2        Ferneham Hall, Fareham                        01329 824864
3        Princess Theatre, Hunstanton                        01485 532252
4        Princess Theatre, Hunstanton                        01485 532252
9        The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple                01271 324242
10        The Hall For Cornwall, Truro                        01872 262466
11        Babbacombe Theatre, Torqaay                        01803 328385
17        The Princes Hall, Aldershot                        01252 329155

If you do live in Britain, hope these dates help.
His group of musicians who appear with him are also very good.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 07:49 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Brown_(singer)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 08:02 AM

Great singer, great musician, great personality, great humour, great smile...and.....great HAIR! It's always stood straight up, bless him.

Joe Brown and Dave Edmunds 'Hello Mary Lou'

"A lot of people idolise The Beatles, but *who* did The Beatles idolise?" (a lovely clip of a very young Joe in there too)

Joe and Jools 2008 'A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On'

Joe's myspace


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 08:04 AM

Oh...and great review, Roger. :0)


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: pavane
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 11:09 AM

Just spotted the reference to the fiddle above. The only time I ever met Joe (And unfortunately didn't get the chance to see him perform) was at "British Week" at the Dubai Metropolitan hotel around 1980. I was there as a member of Dubai-Sharjah Morris, and Joe spent some time discussing fiddle with our musician. I had no idea before that he played.


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 19 Jan 09 - 02:34 PM

The last two times I have seen him both in the last 3 or 4 years he has played the electric fiddle and very well.
I believe the tour he is making in England is to mark 50 years in show business. I strongly recommend all to go if the chance arrises


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Subject: RE: Review: Joe Brown: Don't You Rock me Daddio
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 11:00 PM

Dennis - thank you so much for taking the trouble to list all the shows As you so rightly guess I - tho' British - no longer live in the UK. I have lived in the states for years but my husband, children and I returned to live in the UK for five years in the 90s. While there, I decided on my return to the States that I would take TRUBRIT as my license plate if no one else had it. Which I did -- and it is now the name of my business, my email, my Mudcat handle, and anything else you can think of.

But come the revolution, i will live half my life in the UK and when I do, if Joe is still around, I'll be there at a show (or two).


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