in his world in Nashville & thanks to Marty Stuart's
incessant need to tour, he's well known for exactly that.
I appreciate Otis Gibbs for what he's done, as well.
After the one hour or so that we spent with a guitar overdub,
I never saw nor heard much about him for the next 25 years.
One reason was that he and my friend with whom he'd co-written
a tune that I recorded had a falling out and the recording got shelved.
It wasn't until Steve Conn told me that Kenny had been in his band but left
and had joined Marty full time, that I fully understood how successful he'd become.
When we met up again in Portland a few years ago, I was happy to
congratulate him and say "Glad to see you made something of yourself, son!"
Kenny Vaughan, man the guy is an encyclopedia on all things music. That's really cool that you know that guy from back in the day! When he talked about Jerry Lee Lewis it was priceless.
nelson, you are diggin' deep in the crates
for that one!
This album has been sampled many times, in addition to its influence on
The principal drummer, I believe, was Jim Gordon. He was an incredible studio drummer
who, haunted by demons, committed an unspeakable act.
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongolia
that's interesting murray, thanks...
For you guitar buffs,
that's the legendary Clarence White's souped up
Telecaster Marty plays.
Al Kooper, Shuggie Otis, - Lookin for a Home .. always like this one, with 15 year old Shuggie shredding the solo...
Johnny Otis, Little Esther, Shuggie Otis - Boogie Woogie Bye Bye Live Monterey Jazz Festival '70
Funny you mention Johnny........
I saw a live broadcast of his revue
from a studio in Denver. He played piano with his very professional band
featuring Little Esther, the Fat Girls & his son Shuggie.
It was an incredible performance, marred inexplicably when Shuggie
suddenly took off his guitar and threw it on the floor, while leaving the stage, mid-tune.
Kenny Vaughan - Country Music Got A Hold On Me
and doing it the hard way, left handed....lol...
Johnny Otis - Hand Jive
interesting stuff... you should be interviewed on the Otis show (Gibbs, not Johnny)
Kenny Vaughan - Pipeline
Otis lives in Indianapolis.
He shows up in Nashville and rents a "reasonably shabby"
room in a local motel/hotel. (as pictured) He calls the day before arriving,
asks KV to meet him at 10:00 am and doesn't tell him the subject(s) until
they are on camera!
When I recorded Kenny, it was for a Gene Haywood track. He was recommended
by the bass player in a band I'd previously been in and he showed up, "punked out" in spike
boots with a pink telecaster. He had a punk band at the time in Denver with his close
associate, Leroy X. A few years ago we re-acquainted when Marty Stuart performed in Portland.
Recently, I've arranged for a friend to co-write some songs with him.
He's asked Wendy Motin (recent Voice contestant) to sing the demo on one
of them, in which I had a hand in writing.
He's exactly what you see in those presentations; cool and very gracious.
You're welcome, I'm a big fan of the Otis channel also.
That's really cool Murray, he seems like a really cool person. I've been to Carters in Nashville and all that I could afford was a T-shirt, and the guy behind the counter said. " But if you buy a guitar from us we'll give you a T-shirt " LOL
Lucinda Williams w/Kenny Vaughan - Lake Charles, Austin City Limits, '98, this is my fave Lucinda Song.. about a former boyfriend who passed away.... guess I like the tearjerkers..
thx! listened to it all... ditto on the 'good stuff'
I'm a huge fan of the Otis Gibbs Channel. And a big fan of Kenny Vaughan. I may have heard him on something before this, but I first noticed him on the great 1998 Lucinda Williams Austin City Limits show on PBS. Fell in luv with Lucinda, and Vaughan just kicked arse and looked very kool doing it.
Amazing that you hired him for his First Recording session!!!!!! And he is great when he's on the Otis Gibbs channel. Kenny just seems straightforward, great story teller, kinda humble ... I mean I don't know him, don't know if he's really humble, maybe thats not the right word. He's just not an in your face guitarist... more laid back, kool, and seems to be friends with everyone.
Hope you had a good conversation with him... again, just seems like a good guy to hang with.
Let us know any Kenny stories you might have that you are able to share.... and any on Otis.. what a fantastic youtube channel he has.
Kenny is a super cool dude, and
I hired him for his FIRST recording session when he was 18 yrs old, in Denver.
We did some catching up the other day. He gave me the back story on Otis Gibbs.
Good stuff here...The Collection: Mike Campbell
Thank you so much, Nelson! I love listening to old stories like that, with all the equipment stuff included.
Always liked that dude's playing.
you can almost dance to it !!!
Nice to revisit good old Johnny W!
Les Paul Heckled Chet Atkins -Kenny Vaughan.. well, I know not everyone will be interested, but if you like Les Paul, Les Paul stories, and just general bullshitting about guitars, this interview... posted on Youtube within the last thirty minutes or so, is pretty Koooool imho
Beth Hart / Eric Gales -"I'd Rather Go Blind"
she 's really into it....