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Posted on Jun 20, 2012 7:56:22 AM PDT
EvenSteven says:
Hi Anthony

I need to explore more by Ms Arnold too. As I said I am only aware of her recordings with the Small Faces & would love to hear other stuff.....so much music so little time. She actually has quite the resume in rock & soul. ("1st Cut is the Deepest" is great)

Happy Hunting.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 1:37:17 PM PDT
Thanks EvenSteven, i had never heard of PP Arnold before. Just ordered her CD. Thanks.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 12:28:04 PM PDT
Geffers says:
Surprised no one has mentioned the Marcels ,great doo-w*p group ,had two white guys singing with three black guys to start with.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 9:54:06 PM PDT
stevign says:
Loved the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. Got to see 'em several times from 1970 to 1973.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 3:40:44 PM PDT
Geezerguy says:
Return to Forever
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Siegel-Schwall
Steve Miller Band

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 1:48:13 PM PDT
Has anyone said Love?

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 1:44:58 PM PDT
EvenSteven says:
Lots great posts & bands cited above.

In the 50s, Mickey Baker did sessions for rockabilly ace Joe Clay.(50s)

IKe & Tina Turner Review had black & white members. (check tami show, they stole the damn show!)60s

The Small Faces backed Ms PP Arnold on some of her records (former Ikette), 60s

Rising Sons (I think had Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder) if I am not mistaken from the 60s

Sam The Sham & the Pharo's; 60s

Mothers of Invention; 60s

Billy Lee Riley & his little green men (sun 50s)

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 9:47:01 AM PDT
Geezerguy says:
The Beatles with Billy Preston (I believe they were credited on the label of a single or two this way.)
Love
The Jeff Beck Group perhaps?

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 10:23:51 AM PDT
C. Kimbrough says:
Papa John Creach performed with the Jefferson Airplane in 1970.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 2:41:06 AM PDT
RE: Who's Duncan?

Arthur Duncan was a tap dancer who was on the Lawrence Welk Show for a long time. A great talent; as I said, I never knew of him from the show. I saw him dance many times in a place where I worked around 30 years ago.

Someone named (Lincoln) Duncan was also a character in a Paul Simon song from the early '70's. I mention it only because I sort of liked the song and it's been overlooked over the years. Has nothing to do with anything except we were on the subject of Duncans, and I didn't want to waste a golden opportunity. It might not come up again for another 30 years.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 3:43:48 PM PDT
stevign says:
Who's Duncan?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 12:27:35 PM PDT
RE: Mr. Duncan is still around? God bless him.

I got curious and searched around a bit, read a couple short bios. It's not proof positive because there isn't a ton of current info on him, I didn't find any that say that he's not still around. He's been honored and won some awards as recently as '08.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 8:23:05 AM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Mr. Duncan is still around? God bless him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 8:09:46 AM PDT
stevign says:
re: "I'd never watched Lawrence Welk in my life....bits and pieces of a show when I was young and there were only a few channels, but never more than a few minutes."

Same here, I think my parents watched it a few times; it looked way too hokey to actually watch. I've heard that some children watched it but ended up with PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and were in therapy for years.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 4:36:55 AM PDT
Music Fan says:
Folk groups: The Gateway Singers, The Tarriers and The New World Singers, although by the time the NWS recorded their one solo album they weren't.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 4:23:30 AM PDT
RE: Lawrence Welk had Art Duncan, but I think he only let him tap dance. Ha ha.

I worked at a place in the early '80's where Arthur Duncan was often in the crowd, and the main performer, who also once worked with Welk, often called Arthur out of the crowd to do a dance. His wife would go into a fit every time he went out to dance, crying and holding her face in her hands; I'm not sure why. We heard that he had had a warning about his heart, but I don't know if that was true or not. He danced for years after that.

But it seemed as if the man just had to do it, wife be damned; he was a performer who did not want to stop performing.

I'd never heard of him until I saw him dance in person. I'd never watched Lawrence Welk in my life....bits and pieces of a show when I was young and there were only a few channels, but never more than a few minutes. I couldn't stand it! And as of today I still haven't see a show.

I hadn't thought of Arthur in years until I saw you mention him. He's a very nice man and a great performer. People loved him.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 1:13:40 AM PDT
Santana.

Benny Goodman.

Sly and the Family Stone.

Booker T and the MG's.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:42:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012 12:42:48 PM PDT
Errol Icsel says:
Did anyone mention "Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers".

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:33:27 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Didn't John Mayall feature black musicians in his bands over the years? I don't think Mayall cared about race or ethnic background.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:27:06 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
I'm not a jazz expert, but by the Fifties there were certainly many integrated jazz outfits. Jazz, arguably, was integrated well before pop and rock. White saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, for example, certainly played with top African-American musicians.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:22:11 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Toronto's Mynah Birds (1964-67) never put out an album. Members included Neil Young and Bruce Palmer, later in Buffalo Springfield, and, interestingly, the late funkmaster Rick James.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:15:31 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Don't forget the Rat Pack. Despite their friendship, Sinatra would also direct racist epithets and insults at Sammy Davis, Jr. Davis put up with it.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:12:40 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Lawrence Welk had Art Duncan, but I think he only let him tap dance. Ha ha.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:09:47 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
That was in the Seventies, though.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:08:44 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
The Beach Boys featured Blondie Chaplin for awhile; Chaplin sang lead on "Sail On, Sailor".
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