64 Comments (since 26 May 2014)
well i think you do my friend great jam buddy
@guitarman Thank you Scott. You are a very kind fella! :-)
@21schizoid God bless you, Mr B.
@tomdwilly I thangyou Mr Tom! ;-)
Great jam, Doc @21schizoid !!! Well... I can't play a damn thing, I can't sing either, but I can dance as hell!
@21schizoid I play and write, I have sessioned, busked and gigged in my time. Gawd I have even gigged with my wife's band. We play together in the house of an evening. It is just part of us, and we communicate and predict and surprise and enjoy each other as we jam the nights away. It's nothing serious these days, but it is still there, and still fun. And yes, it makes a massive difference to what you like to listen to. But in a good way ;)
@21schizoid Nice wee jam; I haven't heard that one for a long time ;)
@BladeRunner Ta much jess. Hey, that'll do nicely. Dance on, girly!! ;-)
@daved Sounds just perfect, Dave. We'll all be Jammin' at your gaff before our time is up!! Cheers dude... ;-)
i love this...cuppa morning tea & a nice easy listen... cheers.
@21schizoid -had similar lunch periods...
wonderful song.I think i read somewhere that alex chiton was 16 when they recorded The Letter.He went on to form Big Star,one of my fav bands.Thanks,great jam.
No-one said This Is My Jam was strictly to be populated by those who play, sing, write or talk authoratatively about music. Us committed amateurs can be just as knowledgable through a simple love of music, and, as long as we carefully choose our area of expertise, we can contribute just as much as those who do those things. So, for me, Seventies it is, and I don't pretend to sing, play or write music. Good write-up as usual, 21.
@lynn200 How very civilized madam! ...and of course, you are most welcome... ;-)
@donuno ...weren't they brilliant, Sir Don...& very much missed...
@zodat Thank you George. Yep, they don't make 16 year olds like Chilts & Stevie Winwood any more. Pleased to hear of your allegiance to Big Star. Fabulous band, seldom mentioned...
@leejohnson Thank you Lee. I have to admit, there are times I feel like a music troglodyte when I read reviews, but like yourself, I'm simply in it for the joy. Indeed your very own write-ups impart the kind of info I enjoy. Historical rather than technical analysis. As the great Frederic Chopin once said, "Ooh, I like a nice toon, me"... ;-)
@myrtle Morning Myrts! Glad you enjoyed that wee 2minute wonder toon... :-)
I had a huge teenage crush on David Essex - I think I still do actually - he seems to look better now too. Anyways his face was plastered on my wall and his records spinning on my Woolworths stereo so obviously I was first in the cue to watch the films That'll Be the Day and Stardust. This was on my Stardust soundtrack of 60s classics .- it has some brill tracks on it! I must of worn it out. I was a great expert of placing the needle on the gap between the grooves . .. memories eh! Great jam!
@lindatee Haha. Fantastic wee cameo, Lindyloo. 'Fessing up time...I kinda' like some David Essex stuff myself, but I have no romantic or otherwise designs on the fella!! I lurve a woman with needle accuracy...especially a nurse...ahem. Brilliant that my ickl Jam should stoke up those old fires...;-)
Haven't heard this for such a long time. Brilliant jam!
@andypritchard Cheers Pritch! Heard it on weekend radio & it came as a pleasant surprise. Long time no hear... :-)
cool banana ;-)
@totty01843 Any cool fruit is good, totts... ;-)
@leejohnson well said, music is music whether you play it, listen to it or dance to it...great jam btw..
@teen Cheers teenyweeny! Yep I agree, Lee's response was spot on... :-D
@21schizoid The footballer Steve Archibald was once described as 'Not so much goal maker nor goal taker but more goal watcher and appreciater' - sometimes it's better just to the side of the spotlight ;) It follows then that a finely tuned ear top trumps most musicians old boy, and I would say that as someone devoid of any musical prowess;)
My finely tuned ear however confirms The Letter as a song of almost unparalleled pain and beauty, and 16 when he performed it, hard paper round eh...
@RossCampbell Haha, what a superior assessment of all things musical, young sir!! A fine analogy too. Got me to a tee on art, also. Cannae draw or paint, but I love art and always describe myself as an 'Appreciator'. My son got the wider family art gene. Bandit. Aye, this is a beaut of a song for sure. Me? Paper round? Too busy sweeping oot the lums... ;-)
Fine jam Pepe!
@CaptainJam Cheers Skipper! :-)
and too tired from decorating to type correctly!
White soul singer par excellence Mr b
@meddlingwitch Haha. Many thanks for making the effort! Now, off to bed... :-)
@scobo2006 Not wrong Scotty boy! Thanks dude... :-)
Such a wonderful song. A big favourite.
@rhona76 Thanks Rho. It really is a little gem, is it not... :-)
I was given a guitar as a birthday present a couple of years ago. Can probably count the number of times I've picked it up on one hand. I feel guilty for not making a better attempt but I think I'm happy just listening. Excellent jam too.
Classic pop song from the prog man.
Excellent choice Mr. B :-) You never wrong! xx
@BearcatFlyswat Had the geetar prezzy myself, many moons ago. Learned a few chords & there it has remained. Reminds me a bit of a Claptonesque moment when seeing Hendrix first time. You either fire into learning big time, or just chuck it!! Glad you liked The Tops... :-)
@cosmicdon Proggist in closet Poppist sensation...Cheers G... ;-)
@florencevibert I thangyou Ms Florence! I was wring once y'know. Think it was a Tuesday afternoon...raining it was...I was sitting in a...(continued page 327)... ;-)
@florencevibert ... Now wrong twice, since I can't spell 'wrong'... (Never quite so stupid, as when you're trying to be so smart!) :-D
A great song and an interesting Wiki page on Alex Chilton...
Great choice! For a 2min track, it's packed full of goodies (neat keyboard sound, strings, punchy brass and a plane noise!) has a phenomenal vocal, and I might add, is toe-tapping-tastic! :)
@Sid_Bonkers Cheers Sid. Yep, it is a good page. No point in me trotting out verbatim, what everyone else can find, at the touch of a button... ;-)
@Phyl Ha! You might indeed add that, sir! You're spot on though, it's a helluva lot to pack in over a couple of minutes. I believe it's called value for money... ;-)
A stone classic! Why is it a classic? Because it is just such a great song with a superlative performance.
@cwparker That simple, Carl. Now, if it was only that easy to create... ;-)
An all time classic.
@kompani101 Copy that! :-)
@21schizoid Hahaha! Don't pull yourself down, my friend!! Those wrongs are completely forgiven coming from you ;-D xx
Boxtops -- my preferred way to hear Alex Chilton.
@ErnieBilko Cheers Bilks... :-D
@florencevibert Ah thank you, most forgiving of souls... ;-) xx
@paulgdaly All ways are good Paul, though some gooder than others... ;-)
@21schizoid Oooh :-) xx
With my Groupie almost single-handedly keeping the Royal Mail in business (her social network is on paper) this always makes me think of her :)
@ZaphCamden Hey Mr Zaph! Thanks for dropping by. Please tell yon Groupie type, that us users of the snail, thank her for keeping it all together!! ;-)
2 minute wonder indeed, Mr. B. Chilton did some outstanding with Big Star, as well, but this tune is probably my favorite from his catalog. I mean if Joe Cocker covers you...
@kfarrnd 'zactly, Kev. When certain types cover your toons, you know your place in rock is assured. Chilts is surely one such. :-)