Saturday, October 30, 2004

Sam Moniac's Deposition taken by U.S. Judge Harry Toulmin, August 2, 1813

DEPOSITION OF SAM MONIAC from Halbert and Hall

An Indian came to me, who goes by the name of High Headed Jim, and whom I found had been appointed to head a party sent from the Auttasee Town, on the Tallapoosa, on a trip to Pensacola. He shook hands with me, and immediately began to tremble and jerk in every part of his frame, and the very calves of his legs would be convulsed, and he would get entirely out of breath with the agitation. This practice was introduced in May or June last by the Prophet Francis, who says that he was instructed by the Spirit. High-Headed Jim asked what I meant to do. I said that I should sell my property and buy ammunition, and join them. He then told me that they were going down to Pensacola to get ammunition, and that they had got a letter from a British General which would enable them to receive ammunition from the Governor. That it had been given to the Little Warrior, and saved by his Nephew when he was killed and sent down to Francis. High-Head told me that when they went back with their supply another body of men would go down for another supply of ammunition, and that ten men would go out of each Town, and that they calculated on five horse loads for every Town. He said that they were to make a general attack on the American Settlements

Feb. 1813: Josiah Francis made many prophets, and, among others, High-Head Jim, of Auttose. The Indians began to dance "the war-dance of the lakes," which Tecumseh had taught them. In the meantime, that Chief had reached Canada, having carried with him the Little Warrior, of the Creek nation, with thirty of his warriors. The British agents sent back by them letters to their agents in Florida, with orders to allow the Creeks extensive supplies of arms and ammunition. The Little Warrior, in returning, by way of the mouth of the Ohio, attacked seven families, living near each other, and murdered them in the most cruel manner. They dragged Mrs. Crawley from the bodies of her bleeding children, and brought her, a prisoner, to the Tuscaloosa Falls. Being made acquainted with these outrages by General Robertson, the Chickasaw agent, Hawkins, demanded the punishment of the guilty warriors. Apr. 16: A council, at Tookabatcha, secretly despatched a party of warriors, headed by McIntosh, of Coweta, who marched to the Hickory Ground, where they separated into smaller parties. One of these went to the Red Warrior's Bluff, upon the Tallapoosa, now Grey's Ferry, and there surrounded a house, and began to shoot at five of the Little Warrior's party. They defended themselves with bravery, all the time dancing the dance of the lakes. Finally, they were all killed and burnt up. A party, headed by Captain Isaacs, pursued the Little Warrior into a swamp, above Wetumpka, and killed him. Others were killed at Hoithlewaule. Although the Chiefs, friendly to the United States, acted with so much justice upon this occasion, it did not prevent the commission of other murders, more immediately at home. An old Chief, named Mormouth, killed Thomas Merideth, an emigrant, at Catoma Creek, and wounded others.*

* Indian Affairs, vol. 1, pp. 843-845.

Black Warrior's Town

One-half mile north was the Creek Indian village known as Black Warrior's Town, of which Oce-Oche-Motla was chief. After Tecumseh's visit in 1811, these Indians became hostile to white settlers. In 1812 Little Warrior brought Mrs. Martha C. Crawley of Tennessee to this Indian Village as a captive. She was rescued by Tandy Walker, a blacksmith, and taken to St. Stephens. This was one of the incidents which led to the Creek War. The village was destroyed in October 1813 by Colonel John Coffee and his Tennessee Volunteers, one of whom was Davy Crockett.

Friday, October 29, 2004









Subject: Re: [MFV] ROBERTO KA$H
>Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:16:44 -0700 (PDT)
>Thanks Kahuna:
> Ain't it funny how some folks love to use that "b" word.
> Easy to call people names. Call 'em enough names and maybe you won't have to deal with them or their ideas.
> I don't appreciate being called white but I'm a big boy. I can take it. Go ahead and call me "White".
> In fact, I'll go ahead and accept the label and call my own self "White"
> Let me give you a few facts about this "White Male":
>As a young boy in the late fifties and early sixties, I worked for my grandfather. We sold stove wood door to door. You can imagine the color of most of our customers.
>My Daddy owned a recap shop in Dothan where I worked before I left home. You can imagine the complexion of most of my co-workers.
>My first supervisor for my work-study job at the University was black.
>Not only did I work with blacks on all my summer jobs but during two of those summers my supervisors were black.
>In ' 74, I was hired by McDonald Hughes to teach at Druid High School, an all black high school constructed in 1954 in Tuscaloosa. During five years of teaching the Druid Dragons, I never had a white student.
>From ' 90 to ' 95, I taught at Wenonah High School in Birmingham. I never saw a white student in my classroom and I was the only white male academic teacher in the entire school.
>Today, on a daily basis, I provide home maintenance for between 40 and 50 black families headed by females. Recently, one of my former students at Druid High School became one of my tenants. Deborah is now 45 and she is already a great grandmother. I have spent time with Deborah's mother [who is not much older than me], Deborah's children, her grandchildren and I have seen her great-grandbaby.
> Even though I am called "white", I have never met a black person who has had the intimate type of relationship with the black race that I have had in my lifetime.
> Anyone who does not believe that crack cocaine and cussing rap noise has had a damaging effect on the black community in Alabama needs his or her head examined.
> When I pick up the paper in the morning, I make sure to never look at it while I am driving behind the wheel of my truck. Too many times I have looked at the paper only to see an article about the violent death of one of my former students or associates. I break down.
> Now it's easy to call me names. It's a whole lot harder to walk in my shoes, to go behind the closed doors of a depressed neighborhood, to see the spilled blood, to hear the screams of agony and to experience the terrible waste of human potential which I witness every damn day and have witnessed my entire adult life.
> Thanks again, Kahuna.
> best,
> wrote:
>Hello Tribesters, WAAASSSSSUUUUUPPPP? I go out of town for a few days and Ya'll Forkers go crazy. Let me first say that I don't read most of the SHIT say here anymore. I delete anything to do with politics. I would have deleted the emails talking about that DUMDASS SON Of A BITCH Kemp. I don't read articles from ASSHOLES cutting down the South. If you don't like the South then stay out of it. We don't want your Ass here anyway. People from up north are alaways saying things bad about us. But, they bring their Yankee Ass down here to retire. Hell, you don't hear of us moving up there to retire. If it is so great there why are they moving down here then. I'm also tried of hearing stuff about SHIt that happen years ago here. Hell, get a life, that's old news and it happen up north too.Ya'll lay off of Robert too. If you want to know who said the "N" word it was Greg. That's the second time he has said it too. He said it once before in an email to Robert a few moths ago. He was saying
> some about calling bad whites rednecks and blacks Niggers. You can go back in the archives and find it. Now he's trying to say Robert say it, that's not cool. If you have read any of Robert's writing you'll see he's not like that. He is just proud to be from the South and doesn't like people talking bad about us. I'm right there with him on it too. If you don't like the South FORK YOU then. If your ashamed of living here then FUCKING Move, it want hurt us proud Southerns if you do. KAHUNA ... SOUTHERN BORN AND SOUTHERN BREED!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Can't think of too many other folks who played
the guitar left-handed (although I'm sure there were
tons). However, in working on the book I discovered
that Duane Allman was actually left-handed - but he
played right-handed. (Sort of a Ripley's Believe It
Or Not kinda thang.)


Hi Mike,

No, I took that picture of Duane and Gladarielle’s baby rattle

at Johnny Sandlins house in Macon GA.

I think everyone saw the pic here I took with Duane and the big cigar.

That was a congratulations gift I gave him for the new baby also at Sandlins GA. house.
Best wishes,
Pete Carr

Monday, October 25, 2004

Hey Gang:
For all ya'll who don't know, Steve Paul's THE SCENE was a jet-set/jam session midtown NYC nightclub located in a cellar at 46th Street and 8th Avenue in the late Sixties which catered to musicians and rich people who loved music.
The following is some pretty good stuff!

I shore 'preciate the "I LOVE YOUR BLOG" emails and the show of support in my neverending battle with the LOATHERS OF THE SOUTH!
In fact, why don't cha tell your friends who have blogs and website to link to CUBA, ALABAMA

Ya'll be good.
The lower left photo of THE CANDYMEN was taken at Steve Paul's THE SCENE
Left to Right:Dean Daughtry in background, Rodney Justo with tambourine,Bob Nix at drums, John Rainey Atkins, Billy Gilmore
Rodney remembers:
As far as photos of THE SCENE, the poster that Greg Haynes has on his website shows us at
I think that the photo was taken by Dominic Sicilia because I saw it in a book of old rock and roll photos by Michael Ochs and I believe he was credited

From: "Rodney Justo"
To: "robert register"
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 08:18:32 -0400

I believe that we followed THE DOORS.
Meaning that we appeared there the week after them.
We were paid $700 for ten days.I remember that it cost $10.00 a day to park our car and trailer
The Doors got $700 for a week and their record was #1 in the country at the time
Steve Paul liked us so much that he brought us back for $750 and I think that we once got $1,000 for a week.
I tried to get more money out of him one time since we were going to be in or near New York and we really wanted to play there and he told me that $1,000 was the most he would ever pay and that there were only two groups that he would pay that much for .
The Candymen and The Jeff Beck Group which incidentally had a young singer by the name of Rod Stewart.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

left to right: Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter at Steve Paul's THE SCENE

Jogging Justo's Memories

The Candymen because of the type of band that we were, were not a band that would have other musicians "sit in".
I guess it was because we had a formula devised, that ensured that we would sound good as a band, and, weren't concerned about individual recognition.
But.....for some reason when we went to New York to play at Steve Paul's THE SCENE (unquestionably THE place to play) the other musicians wanted to play with us, and we, for lack of a better word aquiesced.
Though I can't claim that anything remarkable happened while these other musicians "sat in" with us,I guess in hindsight I guess it was in fact,memorable.
Jimi Hendrix as I recall played Stormy Monday with us but the one that would really enjoy being with us was Noel Redding Jimi's bass player who liked that we would let him play guitar since he regarded himself as a guitar playerwho was playing bass ( which he really didn't like). I thought that was really complimentary when in an article in HIT PARADER magazine he told the interviewer that we were his favorite American band.
John Entwistle
also would show up and ask if he could play with us,and of course Al Kooper who was the first person to say hello to me when we finished our first set,telling me that within three days we would be the talk of New York, loved to play whenever he had a chance.
We played I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU, the Ray Charles song.
All in all, looking back on our times at THE SCENE specifically the most remarkable thing really was that all of the well known musucian/singer/artists were kinda' like any other people that wanted to hear music.
Jimi would walk up to the stage during the middle of our set and request us to play a particular song,more than once it was THE SUN AIN'T GONNA' SHINE ANYMORE.
The only singers I remember sitting in with us were Keith of 98.6 fame who was a guy we hang around with quite a bit in NYC and, Bobby Goldsboro came by to see us once as did Brian Hyland.
I don't remember if it was Bobby,or Brian, but, we turned one of them into a solo act, because we were tired, and just left the stage to him forcing him to play by himself,bringing the comment,"have you ever felt like you've been left holding the bag ?"

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour Far East Tour: Australia, New Zeland and Singapore January 22 to February 17, 1965 Also Touring: Rolf Harris, The Newbeats

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Manufacturers Auditorium, Agricultural Hall Sidney, Australia ROY ORBISON had transportation problems. Arrived late to perform.

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Manufacturers Auditorium, Agricultural Hall Sidney, Australia Other acts: Roy Orbison, Rofl Harris, The Newbeats One afternoon show/Two evening shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At City Hall Brisbane, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At City Hall Brisbane, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Manufactures Auditorium Hall Sidney Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Palais Theatre St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Palais Theatre St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour Far East Tour: Australia, New Zeland and Singapore January 22 to February 17, 1965 Also Touring: Rolf Harris, The Newbeats

Oh Pretty Woman/Yo Te Amo Maria. Single. Monument 851

30-date UK tour with: Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin' Berries, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers. Opening night at the Adelphi Theater, Slough. Ends at the Empire Theater, Liverpool, Merseyside. February 16-March 21

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Theatre Royal Christchurch, New Zeland Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Civic Theatre Invercargill, New Zeland Other acts: Roy Orbison, Rolf Harris, The Newbeats and the Ecophones Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Town Hall Dunedin, New Zeland Other acts: Roy Orbison, Rolf Harris and The Newbeats Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Town Hall Auckland, New Zeland Same acts One afternoon show/two evening shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Town Hall Wellington, New Zeland Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Palais Theatre St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Centennial Hall Adelaide, Australia Same acts Two shows

Rolling Stones/Roy Orbison Tour At Capitol Theatre Perth, Australia Other acts: Roy Orbison, Rolf Harris One afternoon show/two evening shows

30-date UK tour with: Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin' Berries, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers. Opening night at the Adelphi Theater, Slough. Ends at the Empire Theater, Liverpool, Merseyside. February 16-March 21


This will be remembered more by Robert [NIX]
than me ( I might add Robert,that it's probably the ONLY think that you remember with more clarity) because I wasn't there.
Travel was expensive in those days and either the promoter or Roy didn't have the money for one more plane ticket and room so, I was paid as if I was there,but stayed home.
Since we knew that ultimately we would someday be "on our own" we had entered into an agreement with Roy, that we were to have a segment at all shows where we would perform as a separate band.
We released "You Pretty Fool" (as the WEBS) there around that time or shortly thereafter and I have somewhere, a list of the TOP 40 that showed it charting somewhere in Australia. No doubt, due to the other band members making sure that they promoted the band while I wasn't there.
Love the picture !