John Ware - Stuff Under Cover

Corvettes

THE TREASURES IN THIS
LITTLE BOX
ARE EITHER UNFINISHED OR
DUSTY WITH AGE.
NOT DISSIMILAR IF YOU THINK.
I’VE GOT A FEW FILMS
GRINDING AWAY IN THE DARK
AND A BAND IN COLORADO
AND MORE POLAROIDS
AND A SHOW KIYOKO WANTS,
BUT FOR NOW
IT’S THE DUST.

CORVETTES WAS A BAND
BORN OF DESPERATION.
FOR WHATEVER REASONS,
I’VE FORGOTTEN ABOUT
AND DON’T MUCH LIKE THE MUSIC
WE MADE WITH NESMITH
IN THE STUDIO.
IT WAS 1969,
JEFF WANTED OUT OF
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND,
AND CHRIS HAD A VISION
OF DIRTY
ROUGH
UNCOOL
AMERICAN MUSIC.
WHAT I’VE INCLUDED IS A TRACK
THAT IS ALL THOSE THINGS.
ALSO
I DISCOVERED A LIVE RECORDING
FROM THE “LAST DATE”
RECORDINGS OF EMMLYOU
AND THE LAST HOT BAND.
IT WAS TACKED ONTO A RHINO
REISSUE
THAT SHOWED UP AT MY HOUSE,
AND I LIKE IT QUITE A LOT.
IN 1982
DURING OUR LAST REHEARSALS
EMMY AND BARRY STARTED
WORKING ON THIS TUNE.
I RECALL HAULING OUT AN OLD SNARE
AND DETUNING TO WRINKLES
LOOKING FOR THAT CAJUN SOUND.
THAT WAS ONE AFTERNOON IN
THE VALLEY.
I DON’T REMEMBER OUR PLAYING IT LIVE.
BUT
WE DID
AND HERE IT EXISTS.
IT’S FAIRLY ROUGH
AND UNCOOL TOO.

MORE STUFF UNDER COVER
TO UNCOVER
LATER.

Emmylou and The Hot Band

HOT BAND NUMBER THREE.
I NOTICE ON WEBSITES
THIS VERSION
OF EMMY’S LIVE MUSIC
GETS THE LEAST PRINT.
THE ORIGINAL WAS
THE ORIGINAL.
NUMBER TWO WAS
THE SMOKIN’ UNIT
WITH ALBERT LEE
AND RICKY SKAGGS
THAT WAS JUST AMAZING.
TO SAY THAT IT WAS
A DELICATE
SITUATION
IS POLISHING A POTATO.
BUT
IT ROCKED.
NUMBER THREE,
ALL REPLACMENTS
SAVE ME,
WAS PERHAPS THE MOST
SUCCESSFUL HOT BAND.
MIKE BOWDEN WAS PHASED IN
ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING.
ALBERT REALLY COULDN’T LAST,
SO FRANK STARTED
BEING THERE EARLY TOO.
DON JOHNSON WAS AN
OUTSIDER
I BROUGHT IN FROM OKLAHOMA
WHO SHOWED UP KNOWING
EXACTLY WHAT TO PLAY,
WHEN TO GO
AND WHEN TO SHOW,
AND IN POSESSION OF
A GREAT
MUSICAL
SENSE
DON REPLACED THE
UNREPLACEABLE
TONY BROWN,
BUT THAT’S ANOTHER TALE.
STEVE AND WAYNE WERE
GUYS WHO LEARNED
AND SHARED
AND MELDED
UNTIL IT WORKED.
BARRY WAS EMMYOU’S
PERSONAL QUEST FOR
THE DUET.
IT’S WHAT SHE NEEDS.
THE DUET.
A VERY SUCCESSFUL BAND.
IT HAD ALL THE PARTS,
AND THE PARTS WORKED VERY,
VERY WELL.
EVERY NIGHT.
IT WAS LOOSE AND FUN
AND ENTERTAINING
AND SATISFYING.
AND HOT.
THIS TRACK,
FROM SANTA CRUZ I THINK,
DURING THE MAKING OF
THE LIVE ALBUM,
WAS SIDELINED
AND REMARKABLY
REAPPEARED.
IT’S QUITE GOOD.

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