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gtoledo3

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Feb 26 17 10:47 PM

So awesome... Mickey's licks are phenom. The timing, nuance and charm that both of them have is jedi level.

Mickey Baker's books 1 and 2 were what I got on after the Mel Bay. :-)

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seth

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Feb 27 17 10:02 AM

Yes you did, and it's what I was thinking - those hips. She was the force behind Sugar Hill and a bunch of other stuff later on, if I'm not mistaken. I believe I met her when I was with Brother Jack MacDuff. He was on her label.

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seth

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Feb 27 17 10:07 AM

Yup, one of my first gigs when I moved to NY in the late seventies. $60.00 a night and you paid all your own expenses. Five guys in a Cadillac with all the gear in a trailer. Musically it was a great gig.

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Feb 27 17 10:16 AM

Hell, I know a lot of musicians who play for $60 a night and pay for their own expenses NOW. Of course, the bandleaders are also paying the sidemen out of pocket....

The crazy thing is... according to bls.gov's inflation calculator, $60 in 1978 is equivalent to $223.50 in 2017 dollars... which nowadays would be seen as an almost-respectable fee, especially as a sideman for artists playing medium-to-small rooms.

brad allen williams

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seth

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Feb 27 17 11:09 AM

soapfoot wrote:
Hell, I know a lot of musicians who play for $60 a night and pay for their own expenses NOW. Of course, the bandleaders are also paying the sidemen out of pocket....

The crazy thing is... according to bls.gov's inflation calculator, $60 in 1978 is equivalent to $223.50 in 2017 dollars... which nowadays would be seen as an almost-respectable fee, especially as a sideman for artists playing medium-to-small rooms.

Yes, but in the seventies $60.00 was less than scale for a record date. My recollection is scale was $110.00 or something like that. There were people doing double-scale record dates all day long. I wasn't then, but that's what I aspired to. So expectations were very different. We were reluctant to go on the road because we were afraid we'd lose more than we'd earn. That's how I've achieved near-total invisibility after spending my entire adult life as a musician ;-)

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chance

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Feb 27 17 12:20 PM

Love is Strange is one of the first songs I learned on guitar and hearing it again brought back memories. I often wondered if Buddy Holly was inspired by that song when he did Words of Love

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