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BAD JU JU
Dr. Jim Coleman, the late Eddie Hinton's partner in crime, has passed away.
Dr. Jim apparently fell down some stairs at his house Thursday night.
Very few of you have ever heard me say or seen me write that somebody was a genius.JIM COLEMAN WAS A GENIUS.
absolutely no doubt about it
Jim's mother still lives here in Tuscaloosa.
Please pray for the Colemans.
rrThis may not be a good idea but I am going to take the liberty to publish an anonymous post Dr. Jim
sent to ZERO, NORTHWEST FLORIDA & attribute it to him.
These were not his wishes.AND FINALLY SOME ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ABOUT TIPPY ARMSTRONG... http://www.myspace.com/tippyarmstrong
Tippy was a very good friend of mine and we started playing the guitar at the same time. He played on my album that I did in Muscle Shoals in 1969--71. Eddie Hinton
was the producer of my album which was never released although we had an offer from Atlantic Records for it and a 3 year contract. Tippy was just about the best guitar player I ever heard. Not because of a lot of notes her played, but, because of the way he played what he did. We use to play together for hours at a time back in 1965 and 1966. I was member of the Rubber Band and played in that band with Tippy for a year. The true story of his death has never been told. There are a lot of people who don't think it was a suicide.
It's hard to believe that Tippy has been dead 26 years. The fact that people still remember him is a testament to his greatness. All that knew him see his death as such a great loss for the world. I still remember guitar licks he showed me that no one else has ever played. He was a very creative person in a lot of ways. It is my belief that he did kill himself and was not murdered. Tippy was very depressed and disturbed at the end. My ex-wife was his girl friend and knows the story as well as anyone.
Re: From Johnny Townsend
Sat 4/19/08 11:06 PM
John Townsend (JTRecords@ca.rr.com)
The Coleman-Hinton Project 1969-71
The last time I saw Coleman was with Bruce Hopper & Drayton @ Wright Hale's club on The Strip.
I left a message with Drayton & called Bruce.
Bruce had gotten the news from the Chukker message board & he broke the news to Drayton.
Bruce & I had a superb conversation ~ brought up Dart Hayward & stuff~
Please pass anything you hear on.
Muchas fo' dah HEADS UP!
----- Original Message ----
From: John Townsend
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:38:36 AM
Subject: From Johnny Townsend
From Johnny Townsend
Today our hearts are heavy. I am sorry to be sending this via email but I'm just in a fog and in shock at the moment and felt the need to convey this news to you all.
My wife Jennifer and I got a call at around 6:30 this morning from Cynthia Coleman, Dr. Jim's ex wife to tell us that our Dr. Jimmy was found deceased at his home in Nashville yesterday (Friday) morning.
After not showing up for work or answering his phone, one of his associates got worried and went to his home and entered forcibly when no one responded to the bell.
Apparently Jim had fallen down the stairs and struck his head sometime Thursday night.
I can't tell you how upsetting to us this is. Jim was 58 years and we're just coming to grips
with the fact that he's gone. Jim was a very unique individual and we will miss him sorely.
When I was back in Tuscaloosa for my father's funeral in 1988, Jim came to the wake. After talking
at length about many things, Jim said you should look up Jennifer when you return to L.A.
Turned out she'd been living about 10 blocks from me for a year and a half and I didn't know it.
Our marriage is now in it's 19th year. Every anniversary, we raise our glasses to Jim for putting us
together. It would not be so otherwise. I stayed with Jim often while in Nashville and I'm glad to say
I got to spend a lot of quality time with my old friend.
A lot of folks might not be aware of Dr. Jim's musical side as well as his old music friends, but there was a wealth of talent inside that man that, in some part, will always be with us.
You might want to visit his website at: http://www.jjcoleman.com/index.html and hear some of the wonderful stuff Jim was doing under the radar.
I will try to forward any info that I hear regarding any services or memorials.
Peace and Love,
Lost And Found
Produced and Engineered by Eddie Hinton and Jim Coleman
String Arrangements: Jim Coleman and Eddie Hinton
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Quad Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; and
Olympic Studio, London, England
1. I Wanna Die (J. Coleman)
2. Just Like The Fool That I Was (J. Coleman)
3. Before I Left Home (J. Coleman)
4. What Goes On (J. Coleman)
5. The Angels (J. Coleman)
6. Sha Na Boom Boom (Barry-Bloom)
7. He Kept It In The Family (J. Coleman)
8. Where You Come From (Hinton-Coleman)
9. In The Beginning (J. Coleman)
10. Never, Never, Never Again (J. Coleman)
11. Got Down Last Saturday Night (E. Hinton)
In the summer of 1969, Eddie Hinton
and I began a project that was to be a turning point in both of our lives. Eddie
had signed me as a writer with his publishing company and I had come up to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to try and get a song on the album being recorded there by Lulu of "To Sir With Love" fame. At the time, Eddie was the guitarist at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and had recorded on many great R&B tunes by Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex and others. When I got to town, Eddie
said he wanted to save my songs for an album he had decided to produce on me.
It was summer and I was out of school so I moved to Muscle Shoals and began going to the studio with Eddie
. We would usually get in the studio on Friday night and stay up until Monday morning recording. During our formal recording sessions we used the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
with Barry Beckett
on piano, Roger Hawkins
on drums and David Hood
on bass with Jimmie Johnson
out with the engineering.
Lost And Found
Copyright 1995 Breathe Easy MusicJim Coleman
- Vocals, Guitar, Bass Eddie Hinton -
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, HarmonicaTippy Armstrong
- Electric Guitar, Vocals Roger Hawkins
- Drums David Hood
- BassBarry Beckett
- Piano, Organ John Hughey
- Pedal Steel Guitar King Curtis
- Soprano SaxophoneChuck Swartz
- Clarinet The London Symphony -
Eddie's good friend and former roommate, Duane Allman
, was asked to played guitar, but, I told Eddie I wanted Tippy Armstrong
to play guitar instead. Tippy
was a great player and a great friend of mine. He played on albums for Bobby Womack, Albert King
, and Jimmy Cliff
among others. Duane
was planning to leave town anyway and had asked Eddie
to join him in a new band he was putting together with his brother, Greg
, to be called "The Allman Brothers Band
turned him down for his studio gig and to finish the album we had decided to call "The Coleman-Hinton Project.
" Eddie had also picked Tippy
to replace him as the staff session guitarist at Muscle Shoals Sound when he and I left to go on the road to promote our record.
In addition to recording in Muscle Shoals, we also recorded at David Briggs'
Quad Studio in Nashville and at Olympic Studio in London where we recorded the strings. We used the same string players from the London Symphony
who had played on the Beatles
' records. Other notable musicians on this record include the late, great King Curtis
on Soprano Saxophone and John Hughey
on pedal steel guitar. I was a big fan of Conway Twitty
at the time and wanted to use Hughey who was Conway's steel player. John Hughey
now plays for Vince Gill
. King Curtis
was very popular in the 60's and was actually the opening act for the Beatles
during their 1965 US tour when I saw them in Atlanta. King Curtis
have both been gone now for many years along with Duane
Of the many stories I recall from these recording sessions the one about the string session in London remains particularly vivid in my mind. Eddie
had refused to allow either of us to begin writing the string parts until we were on the plane headed for England. We got on the plane with only blank music paper and began writing the arrangements for string quartet and string ensemble with 11 strings. This was all done in our heads without guitar or other instrument to help play the parts as they were being written. We had never heard the arrangements until we were conducting the sessions with the London Symphony string players. When we did the song "Where You Come From," an arrangement that Eddie
had written for the string ensemble, everything was going fine until they got to the short instrumental part at which time everyone stopped playing. The conductor turned to Eddie
and said, "Mr. Hinton, the notes you have written are not on the viola and go off the fingerboard." Eddie
responded without hesitation saying, "When they get there just have them transpose down an octave."
They did and it worked out fine.Eddie Hinton
was a great producer and a great guitar player, and, he was just about the most un- compromising man I have ever known. He was so full of talent but couldn't seem to find a way to get his feelings across without alienating someone along the way. He was one soulful dude with his own, intense 'philosogie' of life. His vocal on the Staple Singers' "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha Na Boom Boom)" on this CD is to me the essence of Eddie Hinton
. I'll never forget watching him scream like Mavis
at the end. He was always in the pocket. Famed producer Jerry Wexler
said in a letter to Eddie's mother, "He remains unique, a white boy who truly sang and played in the spirit of the great black soul artists he venerated. With Eddie, it wasn't imitation; it was totally created, with a fire and fury that was as real as Otis Redding's and Wilson Pickett's."
For a number of reasons this album never came out. We had worked out a deal with Ahmet Ertegun
and Atlantic Records
refused to accept Ahmet's
then contacted Chris Blackwell
of Island Records
and we actually left Muscle Shoals and moved to Atlanta to be where Island
was going to be based. But, the deal with Island
also fell through. Eddie
and I grew farther and farther apart and I never actually got to hear the final mix of the album after we returned from England. I went on to play guitar on the road for a couple of years waiting for word from Eddie
. Eventually, I went back to college and then medical school and now practice Internal Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. As the years slipped by, turning into decades, we communicated very rarely and Eddie
went down his star-crossed road. I last talked to Eddie
in 1979. I had all but forgotten about this album but not Eddie
and the influence he had on my life.Eddie Hinton died July 28, 1995 at his mother's home in Birmingham, Alabama.
About eight weeks after his untimely death, I got a call from Eddie's
second cousin in Tuscaloosa who told me that Eddie's mother, Deanie Perkins,
had said she wanted to talk to me. I later called Eddie's mother
and she told me that after Eddie
died she and her husband had gone into Eddie's
room and had taken out all the tapes and music manuscripts and other personal things that he left behind and had completely cleaned the room out. She said a few weeks later they realized that they were still bothered by the way the room looked because it reminded them so much of Eddie.
They decided to go back in and rearrange the furniture. When they started to take Eddie's
bed out of the room they picked up the box springs and found a tape underneath. This tape was the only known copy of the long lost Coleman-Hinton project
. With help from Marc Harrelson
at Boutwell Studio
in Birmingham, Alabama, I was able to restore the tape to its present condition and the finished product is contained on this CD.
I want this CD to be a tribute to Eddie Hinton
. It was really his album anyway. All I did was write a few songs and try to sing and play a little guitar. Like Eddie
use to sing to me, "I once was lost but now I'm found, was blind but now I see," finding this album after 25 years makes me see those early days in a much different light. Those really were magic times when our dreams and innocence were great. Eddie Hinton got lost in this life. I hope he's found peace in the next. "You don't miss your water 'til your well runs dry," he used to say. We'll all miss you, Eddie.
From Rick Hirsch's(guitarist for Wet Willie
In particular, I have to mention the late Tippy Armstrong
, a virtually unsung guitar champion from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who performed an enormous body of session work in Muscle Shoals during the '60's. Tippy
had a "touch" all his own and my intention is to begin a page dedicated to him, including soundbytes. Tippy
could grasp the essence of virtually any style of music and perform it in an amazingly convincing way. I've been accumulating a nice volume of anecdotal info from those who were around him most. Incidentally, it was Tippy who sold me my first electric guitar, a Fender Musicmaster that I wish like hell I'd never sold. http://www.ktb.net/~insync/index3.html
MUSCLE SHOALS MUSIC LEGEND EDDIE HINTON, 50, DIES
Check out Capn Skyp [a.k.a. Ken Babbs] athttp://skypilotclub.com
Saturday, July 29, 1995
by Robert D. Palmer, staff writer for the Florence TimesDaily, N.Y. Times Regional Newspapers
Muscle Shoals- Legendary Muscle Shoals musician and songwriter Eddie Hinton died Friday in Birmingham at his mother's home, according to friends and longtime associates. He was 50.
Hinton's mother and stepfather returned from an outing Friday afternoon to find the bathroom door of their home locked and water running in the bathtub, family friends said. They could not get a response from Hinton, then looked through a window and saw him lying on the floor.
Paramedics were unable to revive him, and an autopsy has been requested, according to family friends.
Hinton developed a reputation as a crack session guitarist in Muscle Shoals studios during the late 1960s, playing as well as rooming with the late Duane Allman, and soon developed as equally sterling reputation as a songwriter and orchestral arranger.
But professional setbacks and apparant emotional troubles pushed him toward marathon drinking bouts that left him in a state of near homelessness until recent years when he managed- with a little help from his friends- to revive his career.
"I talked to him just a week ago. He sounded good, so strong," said Donnie Fritts of Florence, a longtime friend and songwriting partner. "Eddie and I wrote a lot of songs together in the early days."
One of those songs- "Breakfast In Bed" - has been a international hit for several artists, including Dusty Springfield and UB40. Other songs Hinton co-wrote include "Choo-Choo Train" for the Box Tops, and "You're All Around Me" for Percy Sledge.
Later, when he began recording his own songs, he became a cult figure among musicians and fans of soul music. His voice bore a striking resemblance to that of the late Otis Redding and, according to Muscle Shoals music chronicler Dick Cooper, was hired by Redding's widow to teach the soul legend's children to sing.
"He always kept a positive attitude, and that was reflected in his music," said John D. Wyker, another veteran of the Muscle Shoals music industry who produced several of Hinton's records. "I was amazed because he was such a loner. He lived in virtually self-imposed exile, yet he created such romantic and uplifting music."
Hinton's first album, "Very Extremely Dangerous", released in the late 1970s, has become a cult classic, especially among musicians. It was recorded at Muscle Shoals Studios.
"That album is played on a lot of buses by touring bands," said Jimmy Johnson, guitarist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Johnson worked with Hinton when they were part of the house band at Rick Hall's FAME Recording Studios, and later at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.
Hinton began producing records in Muscle Shoals in the last 1960s, and invested a tremendous amount of work in a record by himself and Jim Coleman
, Cooper said. Hinton wrote orchestral scores for several of the songs and flew to England, where he directed the London Symphany Orchestra, he said.
But Atlantic Records would not release the record. Cooper said the rejection was devastating to Hinton, who left Muscle Shoals to become a session musician at Capricorn Records in Macon, GA.
"That was the first trauma," Cooper said. The next "trauma" occurred when "Very Extremely Dangerous" was release, he said. The record received glowing reviews from the national music press, but the Capricorn label went bankrupt that same week, he said.
"That record went straight from the pressing plants to the cutout bins," killing sales and hopes of a tour, Cooper said. "He returned here in 1982 and worked with Jimmy Johnson briefly for a record deal. They recorded six songs, but they couldn't get a record deal. That was trauma number three."
"After that, his life went pretty much down hill, not that it wasn't already," he said.
Hinton divorced his wife and began drinking more heavily, finally dropping out of sight of all who knew him.
Then, in the summer of 1985, Wyker was driving past the bus station in his hometown of Decatur, where he was working in his family's hardware store, when he spotted Hinton sitting on a bench. Everything Hinton owned was in plastic trash bag and a suitcase without a handle, he said.
Hinton was on his way to Nashville, but he ran out of money in Decatur, Cooper said. Wyker took Hinton to the family hardware store and put him up in an upstairs apartment.
Wyker teamed with Cooper to get Hinton's song published. They were using demo tapes of Hinton to pitch the songs, but people were more interested in the tapes than the publishing, Cooper said.
"That's when we realized we should be selling Eddie, not the publishing," he said.
Enough songs were gathered for an album, which was first published in Sweden, and soon Hinton records were in demand.
But managing Hinton as a performing artist was difficult at best, Cooper said. He said Hinton had a taste for Sterling beer and pure grain alcohol that often left him incoherent, and to complicate matters further, his behavior had become erratic and unpredictable.
But in the last two years, Hinton had gotten control of many of the demons that chased him, according to many of his friends. He was finishing another album and was enthusiastic about working with Fritts and his longtime friends.
Hinton was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Tuscaloosa, where he attended the University of Alabama.
A graveside service is planned for Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Cooper said. [I showed up for this service and nobody was there. They changed the date to Monday]
thought you and fellow T-Towners and fans/friends/family of Eddie
Hinton might want to know about this.By the way, as a transplanted Alabamian and an alum of the U of A, I
really enjoy your blog.
Moises Gonzalez and I, are the principals in Impound Productions, a
two-horse video production company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose
first film "Dangerous Highway", is a feature-length documentary
"Dangerous Highway" was selected for screening at the George
Film Festival, our first submission by the way. FAME Studios is one
We spent a little over two years in the making of the neglected
of Eddie Hinton, another of the great unknowns to grace the Southern
Soul scene, with over 50 days of location interviews including Eddie's
mother Deanie Perkins, Jerry Wexler, Donnie Fritts, Dick Cooper, David
Hood, Jimmy Johnson,John Curry, Bill Blackburn, Spooner Oldham, Dan
Leavell, Johnny Sandlin, Paul Hornsby, John Hammond, Patterson Hood,Jim Coleman
, Zane Records honcho Peter Thompson and the inimitable
John D. Wyyyyyker.
Robert Cray narrates.
There are 27 of Eddie's song showcased in the film.
We are entering the film in select North American film festivals in
order to generate interest and distributors and will follow suit in
We do plan to release a DVD as soon as a means of distribution is
complete. For those among you who have done this sort of thing, you
"marketing of" isn't as much fun as the "making of"...
So, if you're in the Shoals area of North Alabama on March 4,
come over to FAME Studios and join us for the premier of "Dangerous
We'd love to meet you and share our story of the great Eddie Hinton.
This from the George Lindsey Film Festival sitehttp://www.lindseyfilmfest.com/synopsis.html
FAME Recording Studios 603 E Avalon AVenue, Muscle Shoals Alabama
12:00 and 3:20 pm Saturday March 3
Dangerous Highway (1 hr., 47 min.)
The world's greatest blue-eyed soul singer may have written,
arranged or played on one of your
favorite records. You may have heard his songs recorded by Aretha
Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Percy Sledge or UB40. His guitar is heard
on albums by Elvis Presley, Toots Hibbert and the Staples Singers. Or
you may have heard him conduct the London Symphony. You may not know
Eddie Hinton's name, but you won't forget his music or his story.
(Producer/Director, Deryle Perryman & Moises A. Gonzalez; Submitted
Deryle Perryman, Albuquerque, N.M.)
Join us for drinks and comaraderie following the 3:20 screening at
Swampers at the Shoals Marriott in Florence.an old post by Wyker on Mighty Field of Vision yahoogroups that's icing on the cake[even though there may be a little bit of confusion 'bout the Candymen]....
About the same time that the Rubber Band
was on it's last leg the same thang was happening to The James Gang...
the Southern James Gang...which featured Wilbur Walton
as their singer...the other members also doubled as The Candymen
when they backed up Roy Orbison
....most of those cats later formed The Atlanta Rhythm Section
produced both The James Gang
...I used to go to Hotlanta back in the 60's and stay with Buddy
and Robert Nix...Nix
was the drummer for these groups in those days...and now all of a sudden I just remembered where I lost my first wedding ring...and that was at Nix's apartment..damn I'm firing some old memory cells tonight...amazing how the old human mind can be inspired to recall events in the long lost past ..
Anyway...when the Rubber Band
finally snapped and broke up I still had a bunch of gigs lined up to play and no band to do it....the Christmas party session was about to happen and Wilbur Walton
was also left with all of the gigs that James Gang
had contacted to play....I had known Wilbur
for years...when I was in high school I used to go down to Tuscaloosa
and attend all of the fraternity rush parties and Wilbur
was in college then and he was a member of The Sex Above Everythang
Frat...in laymen's' terms that would be The SAE's
called me one day and said that he was holding a bunch of James Gang
gigs and that he would pay me to put a band together...I think he offered me some pretty good money too...so I told him that I had the same problem...gigs and no band...so the best way to solve the problem was to put one band together to cover ALL the gigs......
One night we were The Rubber Band
and maybe the next night we were The James Gang..
....I played bass and I hired Court Pickett
to sing....and Lou Mullenix
on drums...and I think Jim Coleman
was on keyboards...and Tippy Armstrong
played guitar on some of the gigs and Ronnie Brown
played guitar...and on some gigs Frank Freidman
played a second guitar....Frank
was a founding member of THIS SIDE UP....Court
sang lead when we were The Rubber Band...
sang lead when we were The James Gang
.......this worked out pretty well at first when the gigs were far a apart....and in different towns.....we were all making great money and having a ball doin' it.....except when Wilbur
had to do the singin'.....by this time he was a real big drunk...and would not sing until he was totally juiced up...it took us a while to get his M. O. down...he would say the PA was broken and tell us to stall with more instrumentals....we finally figured out what he was up to...and we just played a bunch of freeform jams...remind me to tell the cat tale of how we brain washed a crowd in Auburn
with a one chord groove that put the whole place in a trance dance.....
Anyhow......thangs were going fine until about the middle of the Christmas session and we played a gig in Mobile
as The Rubber Band....
then the next night in the very same building we came in as The James Gang...
we got away with it until the third night when we played the same place for a different girls club as The Rubber Band
again.......it was really scary to be on the bandstand and to watch people in the crowd whispering to each other...you could read their lips..."Was'nt that the same guy that played with..so and so band.the other night......well.... I don't know how we ever got out of there alive that last night...but we did......I'm sure their was some fast talkin' involved and some fast cars too.....!"
Here's Chuck Leavell's
The Misfitz, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
In my early days of playing guitar and keyboard, growing up and living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I found myself in my first band we called The Misfitz.
The first lineup was Jonathan McAlister on bass and vocals, Rodney Etheridge on guitar, Bill Johnson on drums, and me on guitar, keys and vocals. There was another band in town called The Gents that was a couple of years older than us. They had Jim Coleman on guitar, Court Pickett on bass and lead vocals, Jimmy Romaine on rhythm guitar, and Lou Mullenix on drums.
They were a really good band I admired. I sort of looked up to the Gents and wanted The Misfitz to be as good or better, so there was a friendly competition going on.
The Gents played the YMCA every Saturday night for the high school kids, and the Misfitz played every Friday for a slightly younger crowd, the junior high kids. We also would get other little gigs here and there. As time went on we even played some fraternity parties at the University of Alabama.
Eventually the Misfitz became pretty popular, and when the new television station (WCFT, I believe) opened up shop in Tuscaloosa we were approached to do a Saturday morning show that was modeled after American Bandstand, creatively called Tuscaloosa Bandstand. By then, our rhythm guitar player, Rodney Etheridge, had been replaced by a great musician, Ronnie Brown. Ronnie added a lot of spark to the Misfitz, taking the band to another level. The host of the show was a well-known local DJ named Tiger Jack Garrett. We were riding high, playing the Y every Friday night and doing the Saturday morning TV show.We were also listening to lots of other bands that either lived in Tuscaloosa or that would float through town and play the local armory, Ft. Brandon. Gary and The Top 10, the Rubber Band, the K-Otics, the 5 Men-Its, and the Allman Joys were just a few of the many bands that played there.There was also a Battle of the Bands that went on there at one point. We entered and won second place for our age group, I honestly can't remember who won first. It was a long time ago. In any case, there was all this musical activity going on in ole' T-town.All of us musicians were having a blast playing and doing our thing, listening to other bands, listening to records, learning our instruments, experimenting with arrangements, and such. It was a wonderful place and a wonderful time for all of us, and was a sort of breeding ground for musicians.Occasionaly, we would go out of town and play in other cities- mostly college towns like Oxford and Jackson, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee, and such. We also played in Birmingham quite a lot, and even went to places in New Orleans,down in Florida. It was sort of Chittlin' Circuit.Eventually some of us began to intermingle and play with each other. When the Misfitz broke up, I wound up playing with some of these musicians. I played with Paul Hornsby of the 5 Men-Its (and who had gone to California and played with the Hour Glass, a precursor of the Allman Brothers Band) in a band called the South Camp, and later with Lou Mullenix and Court Pickett of the Gents in a band called Sundown after we had moved to Macon, Georgia. There were really some great musicians who came out of Tuscaloosa.SouthCamp: August '69
courtesy of Bruce Hopper
far left,with only head partially showing, Chuck Leavell
Paul Hornsby on keyboards
Bill "Squirmy" Stewart on drums
Glenn Butts on guitar
Frank Friedman on bass
"Wow the Southcamp photo that was second is very similar to the one I took that afternoon in August of 1969. Same angle. There was a lot of jammin going on that afternoon. was Townsend the source for that picture? He is mistaken about Mullinex playing. My picture has Squirmy on drums (same shirt as in your pic, but you can see Bill's receding hairline in my pic, definitely not Lou. My pic also includes Hornsby and half of Chuck's head. Glen Butts is standing where Charlie is and Frank is playing bass. In your pic, Frank's bassman is on the ground but in by pic it is on the stage. I think that a lot of people played that day on the quad. The neat thing is that there is only a two receptacle plug that came out of the ground next to that big Oak Tree. All the power came from there. You had to be careful about how many amps were plugged in or someone would have to go and replace a fuse in the ROTC building."
BRUCE HOPPER Some went on to make a career of it- myself, Paul Hornsby, Ronnie Brown, Eddie Hinton, Lou Mullenix, Glen Butts, Charlie Hayward and others. Those were heady days and man, did we have fun!Chuck Leavell
Re: One Armed Bass Player & left-handed gun
You know, T-town has a lot of interesting music connections. Just by accident, I discovered some info. on a left handed guitar picker I met with the Mag 7/Rubber Band & later met at the U of A. Dupree reminded me that his name is Jim Coleman, MD.
He & I had some psych. classes together & had work-study jobs with Dr. Bob Hall.
Anyway, this guy was a great musician & a "strate" A student ( i was particularly bad in English).
I believe he did some session work at at Muscle Shoals & played with Wyker & Townsend.
Rather than bore you too much, go the his website, www.jjcoleman.com
. He's an MD in Nashville & was a friend & doctor of Chet Atkins. It's really a neat site with a very intesting story. See you later Potlow Potna,
Lost And Found
Copyright 1995 Breathe Easy Music http://www.jjcoleman.com/LostAndFound.htmJim Coleman
- Vocals, Guitar, Bass Eddie Hinton - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, HarmonicaTippy Armstrong - Electric Guitar, Vocals Roger Hawkins - Drums David Hood - BassBarry Beckett - Piano, Organ John Hughey - Pedal Steel Guitar King Curtis - Soprano Saxophone Chuck Swartz - Clarinet The London Symphony - Strings