Bill Thames
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Bill Thames commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home Preview...Chapter One'
"Makes me wonder how much influence Parsons had on other bands like the Beau Brummels (Bradley's Barn), and groups like Goose Creek Symphony.  I suppose the mixing of different generas is what I love most about great music, and great talent."
Dec 7, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bob Kealing's blog post 'Calling Me Home Preview...Chapter One'
"Wonderful kick-off to a book that is sure to inspire readers to ponder a part of music history that has been sorely overlooked."
Dec 7, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"Comes with the territory.  If you're looking for some feedback shoot me a chapter at callingmehomebook@gmail.com I'd love to take a look at it. I'm interested in this region getting more recognition for turning out so many…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"The working title for now is "My Own Hell to Raise," though that has changed several times, and it bothers me that I can't land on one that I feel is catchy. I have 14 chapters completed or nearly completed, and a few others on…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"Of course...I hope you get a publisher interested in your project. What's the name of it an how far along are you. You may have told me previously, I just don't recall. Best, Bob"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"I just ran across something that Lee sent me about 10 years ago that you might be interested in when I'm finished with it...it's his studio notes from all the way back to the early 60s talking about the Escorts, Nightcrawlers, and Allman…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"It's now a mother-in-law apartment behind an old home. I believe that the cedar shingles have been replaced, but I'm pretty sure it's still there. To be honest I haven't been by there in a year or two and haven't looked to…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"I wonder if any of those historic buildings exist. I saw where Lee's studio on one early recording is 1778 John Anderson. I'd love to know if his little recording studio building is still up there."
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"Yes, Randy actually credits me as one of his sources in his book. We corresponded quite a bit while he was doing that project. Randy's book was well done, and fairly complete considering that it bridged a pretty long chunk of time, and an…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"I've been to Waycross three times. This year's combination of Jim Lauderdale and Ralph Stanley was superb. My book ends at the 2009 festival with Charlie Louvin, saw Tommy up there that year too. Waycross is a special place. I'd love…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"Do you visit the GP festival in Waycross, GA each year? I've been there twice, once to photograph the Capricorn Rhythm Section, and again to shoot Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton, and Leon Russell. Interesting festival, but as most, poorly…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"There are other recordings that have surfaced, recorded also in Ormond at another more primitive studio. I'm not sure if that building is still there. I'll have to check. I have Lee's notes on the Allman Joy's and Escorts…"
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"I'm in Longwood. I thought Lee had a back yard recording studio and that's where the Allmans did their earliest stuff around 1964. Where's the other place?"
Dec 2, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"Well, it wasn't the first place they recorded, actually. There was another studio of sorts in Ormond before Lee's place...the studio where I recorded with Ron Fraisier. Where are you located, anyway?"
Dec 2, 2012
Bob Kealing commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"I'll definitely check out your website. I would love to see any photos you might have of Lee's studio yesterday and today. Should be considered an historic site don't you think considering it was the first place the Allman's…"
Dec 1, 2012
Bill Thames commented on Bill Thames's blog post 'CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"'
"BTW, you might enjoy looking over my website www.billthamesphotography.com You will probably recognize a lot of my subjects...many are old friends."
Dec 1, 2012

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CD Review - Tommy Talton "Let's Get Outta Here"

While following the path of Duane Allman's early recordings, Talton, and his band Cowboy were some of my earliest discoveries. Talton's music has constantly graced my turntable, 8-track player, cassette deck, or CD player since. As a fan from day one, the collective respect already given "Let's Get Outta Here" only confirms my earliest conviction.

Great music should take the listener far away from everyday life. This album undeniably does that. The CD opens with the title…

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At 11:31am on November 29, 2012, steve davies said…

Ive just thought did you say about the print because I live in UK. Bill I will pay for shipping no problem. I havent got a lot but I like to pay my way

Please recommend a Talton album which you think is seminal. I dont know a lot about his solo stuff but you seem to rate him highly. Please also feel free to point me in musical directions and hopefully I can do like wise with my British European knowledge.but I must tell you that I have always been an American music devotee' I think Little Feat circa Lowell George are probably one of the greatest bands ever and I was very fortunate to see them 9 times both here and in the States

Steve

At 11:22am on November 29, 2012, steve davies said…

No I really would like to order some of the prints if that is ok with you.

Like you I too have been involved within the music business before I went to University> Roadie> Later on I had my own record store with both new and second hand. I was lucky to combine my love as a job.
 I have a wall which I cover with musical images Prints/posters/lp covers etc, kit helps me get through the day as I was forced into medical retirement due to a very bad accident.I would love to have a look at your poster and cd creations.

steve

At 9:39am on November 29, 2012, steve davies said…

Hi Bill

thanks for the post back and also poppin my Friends cherry on this great site.You were the next person on the welcome list and you were a photographer as well...go for it I thought

WOW your photos are truly fantastic and believe me I am not trying to BS you the clarity is awesome. I am slowly working my way through the artists I dont know individually but know the bands or albums they have played on. Seafall Wet Willie I could go on all day. There will be an order from me soon.

CHEERS

STEVE

At 9:33am on November 26, 2012, NoDepression said…

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