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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Jul '10 02:53
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXKQlCQKtIg&feature=related
  2. 03 Jul '10 11:06 / 1 edit
    The man's a genius in Texas, too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44paD20O3M&
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Jul '10 15:35
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    The man's a genius in Texas, too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44paD20O3M&
    He was greatly influenced by Blind Willie Johnson with his Dark was the Night. I have both Johnson's and Cooders rendition, both great! I love Cooder's version of Great Dream From Heaven, another genius from the Bahamas, Joseph Spence. I worked on Andros Island for a couple of years back in '68 and never knew that was where he lived. One of life's regrets for me. I had brought my guitar with and asked the natives about guitar players there but they didn't know about Joseph, the ones I spoke to, they said, ah there is a blind piano player in Coakley town across fresh creek, where later I was to live but never met Spence. Sigh. I stayed at Papa Gapolis's bar, in a small hotel above the bar. They made great ham sandwiches!
  4. 04 Jul '10 10:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    He was greatly influenced by Blind Willie Johnson with his Dark was the Night. I have both Johnson's and Cooders rendition, both great! I love Cooder's version of Great Dream From Heaven, another genius from the Bahamas, Joseph Spence. I worked on Andros Island for a couple of years back in '68 and never knew that was where he lived. One of life's regrets ...[text shortened]... yed at Papa Gapolis's bar, in a small hotel above the bar. They made great ham sandwiches!
    That song is inspired! It also greatly influenced Tom Waits. It's winging its way through the cosmos as we speak for a chance encounter with aliens as part of the Voyager Golden Record.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_golden_record
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Jul '10 11:04
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    That song is inspired! It also greatly influenced Tom Waits. It's winging its way through the cosmos as we speak for a chance encounter with aliens as part of the Voyager Golden Record.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_golden_record
    Which song? Dark was the night? The original? Where do you find a list of the music? I didn't see it on that site.
  6. 04 Jul '10 11:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Which song? Dark was the night? The original? Where do you find a list of the music? I didn't see it on that site.
    Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_Voyager_Golden_Record
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Jul '10 11:46
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_Voyager_Golden_Record
    Ah yes, it would have to be the original! I see you made Paris Texas your avatar.
  8. 04 Jul '10 18:46
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Ah yes, it would have to be the original! I see you made Paris Texas your avatar.
    I love the absurdity of a man dressed in a suit and wearing a red cap striding purposefully across the desert. There's bound to be something special when you combine the talents of Wim Wenders, Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Ry Cooder, and Sam Shepard.

    Stunnning imagery, haunting music, outstanding film.