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Author Topic: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning  (Read 1122 times)

Offline Yoyo

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1952 Vincent Black Lightning
« on: November 18, 2007, 05:43:08 PM »
A few months ago a member named Lucky made his one and only post citing Richard Thompson as an ideal Parker star having just seen him somewhere in America. As I'd seen him myself way back in '79 this aroused my curiousity and I checked him out on Youtube and on his website etcetera. In an interview somewhere he said that he loved rock and roll and all that, but found it difficult to relate fully to it as it was all about things American and that he wanted to find a way of making English rock and roll.
He's since had a great career with this approach and this track shows that he's achieved exactly what he set out to do. Just as classic American music is constantly covered by British bands so this track has been covered by numerous American bluegrass bands in a wonderful reversal of the trend. I include two of my favourite versions aswell as the original.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tF61W7SGNxU&rel=1"

http://www.youtube.com/v/PFlMLumPIyI&rel=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/VAcna7uLx1o&rel=1

« Last Edit: November 18, 2007, 05:43:47 PM by Yoyo »
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