While me & Leon (or is it Leon and I?) were in Atlanta auditioning Artimus (around June '74), Al Kooper stopped by and said we had a spot for a song in a Burt Reynolds flick. (If Kooper stopped by this forum, he could correct me on that, but I doubt if he'll stop by! He's a curmudgeon.)
Me & Ronnie (or is it Ronnie & I?!) had been working on SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, but the version we'd worked on with Bob Burns wasn't happening. So the 3 of us worked on a totally new arrangement for the song while Kooper was there...Kooper hadn't even heard the lyrics yet...he had to trust me for the general direction of the tune. He had some valuable suggestions for the arrangement. As a matter of fact, I think his suggestions are one of the reasons why that song is difficult for a cover band to play.
Anyway, the 3 of us went into Studio One in Doraville and laid the music to tape, 3 piece. A few days later Ronnie, Allen & Gary came up to add their parts (and they did great, considering this arrangement was totally different from the previous).
Then the song wound up in the drink!
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
May 29, 2016 12:45:16 GMT -5
michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
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Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
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findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5