Showing posts with label Miss You Mr. Crosby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miss You Mr. Crosby. Show all posts

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Now, It's David Crosby


He was a wild one...but how could you help not loving him ? Damn.

 ~ From The Rolling Stone:

David Crosby, Iconoclastic Rocker, Dead At 81


 ~ From YouTube:

"1965... Dylan wrote this on a road trip he took with some friends from New York to San Francisco. They smoked lots of marijuana along the way, replenishing their stash at post offices where they had mailed pot along the way. He started writing it after they got to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and partied there the night of February 11, 1964. Dylan claims that despite popular belief, this song is not about drugs. In the liner notes to his 1985 compilation Biograph, he wrote: "Drugs never played a part in that song... 'disappearing through the smoke rings in my mind,' that's not drugs; drugs were never that big a thing with me. I could take 'em or leave 'em, never hung me up." The Byrds version is based on Bob Dylan's demo of the song that he recorded during sessions for his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan (Dylan's version was not yet released when The Byrds recorded it). It was The Byrds' manager, Jim Dickson, who brought in the demo and asked them to record it - the group refused at first because they thought it didn't have any hit potential.

When The Byrds did record it, they took some lyrics out and added a 12-string guitar lead. "Kudos to Roger McGuinn for taking on 'Tambourine Man,' which didn't knock us out when we first heard it," Byrds bass player Chris Hillman said in a Songfacts interview. "Bob Dylan had written it in a very countrified groove, a straight 2/4 time signature, and Roger takes the song home and works with it, puts it in 4/4 time, so you could dance to it. Bob heard us do it and said, 'Man, you could dance to this!' It really knocked him over and he loved it." "Mr. Tambourine Man" changed the face of rock music. It launched The Byrds, convinced Dylan to "go electric," and started the folk-rock movement. David Crosby of The Byrds recalled the day Dylan heard them working on the song: "He came to hear us in the studio when we were building The Byrds. After the word got out that we gonna do 'Mr. Tambourine Man' and we were probably gonna be good, he came there and he heard us playing his song electric, and you could see the gears grinding in his head. It was plain as day. It was like watching a slow-motion lightning bolt.".. #TheByrds #RogerMcGuinn #DavidCrosby


And a small sidenote: We played & sang this at the 1969 High School Graduation with me on guitar& vocals, Elaine Carnerie on vocals an two others at Midway Adult School (who had given me two scholarships). I was sent there to Midway kicked out of  OLP & Clairemont High for running away from home a couple of years earlier.

 So,yea I missed the prom. What a gas, my friends and I hitched to and then hopped a freight from Santa Barbara (by the big tree no longer there) to Frisco. Never regretted it.

 Stay safe y'all from Stalag-17.