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this is another tune from the recent webcast. when we were setting up, my old friend and partner, scott bronnes, showed up at the studio. scott is a very fine singer and unbelievable blues harp player. we played in a band together for years and having him show up that night was a big moral support for me. He is one of the few harp players i've played with that can raise the hair on my neck. he is intense, melodic and totally soulful. I immediatly re-arranged the set to have a blues tune for him to play on with us. this is pretty much exactly as it went down, except for one trick with the harp solo...we put a stop time in scott's solo without cuing him...there was a dead stop....i edited in a note he plays later in the solo to cover the boo-boo...(we were making it up as we were going along after all)....at the end i supplemented a little crowd noise thanks to gb...there was a lively crowd in the studio, but they never mike it, so it sounds like yer playing to no one....

the sound guy in charge that night was in control of the panning....it is what it is.

thje lyrics were made up on the spot and are not intended to offend anyone.

we had such a good time that night...the mill is a wonderfull spot...and the people at evolving artist are the bomb!

thanks to all the jammers for the inspiration...you are all the best!!!!...but this particular song is dedicated to futzpucker, in appreciation of his latest posts.

the blues are really fun to play...ya never know what's gonna happen...what's gonna be released. this is nothing new...or earthshaking...but it is five guys playing for their lives.
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a band:
bryan bishop-bass
fran bishop-drums
rick harrington-rythm git
fran dagostino-blather and lead git
w/ scott bronnes on harp (yipes!)
magullo said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Nice nice
Good work as usual ziti. Tipical blues club sound that make me feel the power of the guitars in a gig. Keep on this bluesy work!!!
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mandolinquent said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
You're right...
... really really gorgeous harp playing. And great support work too
from the band. The drums in particular... are wonderful. Like your solo
a lot too, but the panning is a bit extreme - but like you say, it is what
it is and it's fab.
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Cori Ander said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
That's harmonica!
Wowowowow! That's harmonica!

I understand you Fran, if you just love to be on stage next to this guy.
Hard to say anything but just wow! Smiling ... almost LOL-ing, from joyful
exitement on his solo!

And your solo after him is no bad either! Wonder if anyone else can make
a guitar sing and cry like that! You're the best Ziti! And you're best
enjoyed live!
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ziti said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
That's harmonica!
curry, how fun is this music? It is a gift from God!!! playing like this live is
still as exciting for me today as it was the first time i ever did it....which was
by the way, October 30, 1970. I am celebrating my 35th anniversary as a
performing musician at the end of the month. Should I laugh, or cry?

Thanks curry...I hope to be standing on the same stage WITH YOU someday

and That's HARMONICA, brother!!!

peace, my brother
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Cori Ander said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
Yes, how fun is it? It's strange with me, because real good blues makes me
happy ... think it's because blues to me is like having a soil of grief, dejection
and other difficult moods ... planting seeds in it ... and getting something strong
vital and beautiful grow out of that ... yes it is a gift from God!
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Jim Bouchard said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
super duper!
Lyrics made up on the spot?!? Extremely cool!
Sounding a little like Greg Allman vocally on this...the harp is really cool; what sort of setup? Sounds like a green bullet through one of those timy tube amps, really sweet! Actually this is sounding more like early Paul Butterfield, maybe one of those ones featuring an Elvin Bishop voca, the more I listen to it.
And then there's that guitar!
What do you play through live?

I especially like the inclusion of the little outro!
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ziti said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
super duper!
i believe you are correct about the harp set up...Scott is THE MAN on harp, in
my book. There are some other hot guys out there, but Scott plays that little
thing as soulfully and musically as anyone. His solos are not just in-out
huffing...but wonderful little stories, which are getting more intricate and
meaningful as he gets older. He is one of my treasured mucical brothers!!

That's the same amp as i use in the studio...the Line6 flextoneII. They are a
little tricky to program, with all the modeling and speaker configurations and
all...but if ya get it right, the sound is the same all the time, and you can just
worry about the sound that's coming out of yer hands. You really can work to
get a recognizable sound. I've bought a POD for the studio...and I can't say
enough great stuff about it. Line6 rules in my book.

and thanks for all the kindness you have bestowed upon me since my first
post at macjams, jim! it is keeping me so insopired to keep pluggin on. I
look forward to seeing you at a gig someday very soon!
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thetiler said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
cool ziti lead . . . .
Like how the drums do that fast roll and goes in to the song. Lots of
cool things in here. Like the singing, harmonica. Nice rubbin the guitar
and getting that light touch. Like that slight panning. Cool harmonica
Like that slow chug stop stuff after the main theme harmonica thang.
Cool ending into another tune. I thought that was fun.

And the list goes on . . .

This reminds me very much Buddy Guy, the way he looooves to hold
sound and stop for quite a while in sound.. I'll bet you know what I'm
talking about.

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Ed Hannifin said 5125 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
On this one...
...there's a lot to like...

Your playing is great as always... the harp is really solid, really full...
and for some reason on this one I really enjoy hearing you playing with
a rhythm guitarist...something different seems to happen to my ears
from when you're the one-and-only-guitarist... it's a nice change, a
nice variation...

I did find myself wanting to follow that coda into whatever was next...

And y'know, in my headphones, that panning was alright...

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Einarus said 5124 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Yet another...
...piece of bluesy musical goodness. This could've gone on for a few more
minutes. Hell, couple of days - I wouldn't mind.
That harmonica is sssssmokin' and so is Ruby, as usual.
Sounds like one heck of a show!
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perceptualvortex said 5124 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Awesome blues as usual ziti! Your guitar playing is smoking as ever, and I think you have a good voice for the blues. Your first gig was in 1970??? Damn, that's too much of a head start. I'm never going to catch up.
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bronco said 5123 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
Chicago Blues
I agree with Jim Bouchard that the harp sounds a lot like Paul
Butterfield who was one of the greats! Ziti sounds a lot like Ziti and he
should be one of the greats!
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Macsimoncowell said 5121 days ago (October 13th, 2005)
Quite a pleasure to listen to.
futzpucker said 5110 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
Some appreciation
My brother and I had a band back about the time ziti started gigging,
my brother on guitar, me on keyboards, a bass player and a drummer,
and various others at various times. He had a head start on me in
terms of becoming a performing musician. He practiced all the time,
trying to sound like his idols at first, and then creating his own sound
and style. I got to watch up close the development of a very fine guitar
player. I got to see that his constant work, the talent he came to the
planet with, and his heart for music, all this combined to turn him into
a real guitarist. The guy could play (and still can).

As a result, when I hear ziti play the guitar, I feel like I have at least a
small idea of what it took to get him to where his is, what it took to be
able to play with such soul, such control, such heart, such musicality. I
am in awe of ziti%u2019s ability and his willingness to share his music with us
so freely. I hope everyone at this site who hears this guy play
understands that we are all getting the benefit of years of dedication
and inspiration every time we listen - and a great gift it is.

If that weren%u2019t enough, and is most certainly is, the guy is also a first-
class citizen of this community.

This particular song, this fine, low-down, killer rendition of the blues,
well it sure makes me wish I had my old B3 and was on stage with this
collection of players, led by the lead guitarist, joining in, helping to
make the magic they made here. What a joy it would be to sit in with
this band. It feels really nice to hear this song - to have participated in
making it would be heaven. That it is dedicated to me is an honor I do
not deserve, but for which I am deeply grateful.

Ziti, you are quite a musician, and quite a human being. And this here
blues is delishous.

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TobinMueller said 5109 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
A classic
Excellent. Too bad it fades out. Keep playing all night!
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Del said 5103 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Aptly named
You are bloody good. What a thrill it is to listen in. Thanks for sharing
for free. My favorite listen of the day.
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Back Door Maan said 5102 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
I could listen
to this stuff all night.
There's Butterfield influences in that harp fer sure, but the guy's got his
own spin on it and that's a good thing. Bet you were ready to strangle
that sound guy eh? It wasn't a bad idea but not really something
somebody should be trying live unless they've rehearsed it plenty.
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Denny Borsboom said 5102 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
This is how it should be done...
This is what a blues solo should sound like. I especially like the
clean solo in the beginning of the song. Subtle and well played.
Nice stroke!
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owendave said 5093 days ago (November 11th, 2005)
The Big Blues
Man, you have the tone nailed. Nice work. Great job with the live
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rover101 said 5068 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Put singer up front
And the song, too - really the only criticism to be made - great jamming
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hacked_to_pieces said 5059 days ago (December 15th, 2005)
your good
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big bang pete said 5035 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
The Big Blues
Hey man,you don't need coments,I'am happy to hear you.
lany said 5018 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
wow....amazing! thanks for sharing this!
B. Flat said 4898 days ago (May 24th, 2006)
Doesn't get better than this!
Bravo! I could listen to this all day long. Great tasty guitar and harp
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Cellar said 4737 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
wow......this is what blues has always been to me...haven't heard anything like this in a loooonnnnnggggg time.....feel I should be paying to listen
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composerclark said 3772 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
A fine line
Fantastic blues; a band where everyone's talent is extraordinary, and it's obvious that you're all in the zone, feeling it, on this recording. I could listen to you guys all night. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful music with us!
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