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One of my absolute favorites
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:39:17 PM »
Apropos of nothing, today I remembered what is probably my absolute favorite moment in movie music.
Let me set it up for those unfamiliar:
Ralph Machio plays Eugene, a classically trained guitar student at Julliard, who has a hankering to play the blues and find an unpublished lost song by Robert Johnson.
He hooks up with an old friend of Johnson's (who sold his soul to the devil like Johnson had as legend has it)
In this clip, Eugene has accepted a challenge to win his soul back in a fight to the finish with the Devil's guitarist (Steve Vai)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdL36VKbMQ
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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 01:57:27 PM »
I would have to say some of the young printers on here do not know who Steve Vai is. Great music in that one!
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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 02:01:00 PM »
I would have to say some of the young printers on here do not know who Steve Vai is. Great music in that one!
The same could probably be said of Robert Johnson
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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 03:50:51 PM »
Love that movie, thats actually Vai playing both parts!  Of course no one thought the karate kid was really playing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 04:04:44 PM »
Saw that movie many years ago myself and I wish I could play those strings like that  8)
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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 05:32:21 PM »
Love that movie, thats actually Vai playing both parts!  Of course no one thought the karate kid was really playing.

Vai plays the electric stuff, the classical is Arlen Roth, and Bill Kanengiser, with Ry Cooder doing the acoustic blues. Roth worked with Ralph to help him fake it really well. I had already been playing 30 years plus and wasn't fooled, but wasn't expecting to be either. My wife and I always have a laugh watching some actor fake playing piano, with their arms flailing all over the place. I liked the movie anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 06:23:14 PM »
I would have to say some of the young printers on here do not know who Steve Vai is. Great music in that one!
"His  name is Stevey Vai hes such a lucky guy". Guess where those lyrics come from?

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 07:29:14 PM »

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"His  name is Stevey Vai hes such a lucky guy". Guess where those lyrics come from?
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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 07:41:18 PM »
Apropos of nothing, today I remembered what is probably my absolute favorite moment in movie music.
Let me set it up for those unfamiliar:
Ralph Machio plays Eugene, a classically trained guitar student at Julliard, who has a hankering to play the blues and find an unpublished lost song by Robert Johnson.
He hooks up with an old friend of Johnson's (who sold his soul to the devil like Johnson had as legend has it)
In this clip, Eugene has accepted a challenge to win his soul back in a fight to the finish with the Devil's guitarist (Steve Vai)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdL36VKbMQ
Just 2 weeks a ago, I donated a bunch of vinyl (records) to Goodwill.
The Crossroads soundtrack was in that pile.
I hope it will brighten someone's day when they find it in the rack.

There was a couple records that also had fond memories.... "Abandoned Luncheonette"

The G3 tour is on my bucket list... so I hope to see Vai (and Satriani) somewhere down the road.
Speaking of "Down the road Wherever" (Mark Knopfler) it's my favorite of this new year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBCHh-fMUE&list=PLxKHVMqMZqUQ4hOy0VC5lBhhK_1wDs7ag


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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 10:40:21 AM »
I would have to say some of the young printers on here do not know who Steve Vai is. Great music in that one!
The same could probably be said of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's step son (Robert Lockwood, went by Robert JR) used to live here in Cleveland. He played at a local Cajun restaurant for almost 20 years. He was a super nice guy, played the 12 string with very heavy jazz influence (still blues though). He passed away at 94 or so few years back. First funeral I went to since mid 80's. My favorite story was told by his wife. It was a New Year's Eve and Robert was in the basement practicing. His wife cam to get him so they can be upstairs for the ball drop. Robert said he was busy and would come up 15 before and that he still had an hour or so to work. WHen his wife said something about it, he replied that he was 90 and does not have much time left to practice and that he was going to take full advantage of the time he did have left!

Before he passed away, I often told ppl there were two things worth coming to Cleveland for. The RnR hall of fame and seeing Robert play. They named a street after him while he was still alive.

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Re: One of my absolute favorites
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 10:55:40 AM »
I would have to say some of the young printers on here do not know who Steve Vai is. Great music in that one!
The same could probably be said of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's step son (Robert Lockwood, went by Robert JR) used to live here in Cleveland. He played at a local Cajun restaurant for almost 20 years. He was a super nice guy, played the 12 string with very heavy jazz influence (still blues though). He passed away at 94 or so few years back. First funeral I went to since mid 80's. My favorite story was told by his wife. It was a New Year's Eve and Robert was in the basement practicing. His wife cam to get him so they can be upstairs for the ball drop. Robert said he was busy and would come up 15 before and that he still had an hour or so to work. WHen his wife said something about it, he replied that he was 90 and does not have much time left to practice and that he was going to take full advantage of the time he did have left!

Before he passed away, I often told ppl there were two things worth coming to Cleveland for. The RnR hall of fame and seeing Robert play. They named a street after him while he was still alive.

pierre

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