Sept. 21, 1930.

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by fezz parka, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. fezz parka

    fezz parka fezz parka

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    My dad was born. He died Sept. 22, 1973.

    This was his last work. A cover of Lily's Theme from The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. I was at this session. Big room at United/Western. All the greats were there: Earl Palmer, Howard Roberts, Allan Ruess, Cappy Lewis, Vince DeRosa (who is still alive at 100 years old), Steve Lefever...

    Tracked live in the studio with no overdubbing.



    Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you every minute of every day.

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  2. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    To your father Fezz...
    He did his jobs well.
    All of them.
     
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    Thanks man. You would have liked him. :)
     
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    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I raise a blue martini to honor your dad. RIP John.
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Terrible to lose a parent so young Chris. Lovely that you celebrate his birthday.

    RIP John.
     
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    R.I.P.
     
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    soulman969 Senior Stratmaster

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    A toast to the leader of the band. [​IMG]
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    Nice tribute.

    You are his living legacy...
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    I'm sure you make him very proud mate!
     
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    Omar ✪✪ Miserable Old Curmudgeon ✪✪

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    The legacy continues...

    Rest in Peace, John Neel.
     
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    Only been a year and five days for me.

    I hope it gets easier.

    Celebrating life is certainly better than mourning a loss, but sometimes you just can't help being a bit sad.

    Cheers to yours

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    rough time of year for you, friend, birthdays, death day...

    I know your birthday is just right about now, but dont know the date... in any case, i hope you enjoyed it. that's quite the legacy your father left you...

    here's something that reminds me of you... not saying it compares to your dad's music, just that i think you'll like it.

     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Here's to you Mr Neel.


    I know where you are Chris, my dad would have had his 90th birthday next week. He was born Sept 29 1931 and died 24 years ago. Sadly I don't have any of his music, just the guitar he played.
     
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    I haven't any doubt, none at all.

    You were far too young to loose your father, and you have done his love well.

    There really isn't any greater honor a child can show a parent than that. You can walk in his shoes, and that, you can be certain, has him smiling wherever he happens to find himself conducting some 'symphony of angels' this evening...
    Count on it...!
     
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    Cheers to your dad and the great legacy of musical interest he gifted to you. I would imagine certain music really makes him present for you, that shared interest is very special.
     
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    Thanks to all of you.

    Music is the gift that he gave me. Along with a really good BS detector. :)

    I lost my Mother ten years earlier in '63. They both died in a horribly violent way. This is something he wrote and recorded shortly after my mother died in a car accident. She drove a a Chevrolet Corvair. Truly unsafe at any speed.

    She drove a Chevrolet Corvair. Truly unsafe at any speed.




    Monte...thank you for that tune. :)
     
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    Happy birthday John!
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    September 21 is a great birthday.

     
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    Love and Respect to your Mom and Dad..