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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 19 May 2017, 18:36


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I like em both (very similar) but I lean to the Chairman.
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Re: Patches

Postby yomptepi » 19 May 2017, 18:53

Clarence every time. That voice. He is criminally under valued.
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Re: Patches

Postby Charlie O. » 20 May 2017, 02:04

This is actually the first time I've heard the COTB version. It's good, but Clarence's has a more dynamic arrangement.

I used to toy with the idea of doing a version with additional verses, where the singer's tribulations get more and more preposterous (a heavy rain of toads, say), while his daddy's remembered advices become less and less helpful:

    He said, 'If you can't stand the heat, then get in the shade
    If life hands you lemons then drink lemonade
    You know today's the first day of the rest of your life
    So never make a pretty woman your wife'

    He said, 'Patches, I'm dependin' on ya son...'

... but I never got around to it.

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Re: Patches

Postby Loki » 20 May 2017, 04:50

yomptepi wrote:Clarence every time. That voice.
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Postby The Write Profile » 20 May 2017, 05:39

Yeah, really, that Clarence Carter track shouldn't work at all. It's so molasses thick in sentimentality that there should be a warning for diabetics, and I'm still not entirely convinced by the spoken word parts. But the way he sings it- why, it just can't be denied. He throws everything into the conceit, and you come out the other end believing it. Carter is an underrated singer, I've got the single-disc Rhino Best of Snatching It Back, and it's loads of fun, he has an almost conversational approach to singing, which is at odds with the fact he was in possession of a fabulous, wide-ranging voice.
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Re: Patches

Postby Jeemo » 20 May 2017, 07:36

Christ, I hate that song. sentimental heart string puller.
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 20 May 2017, 07:49

Jeemo wrote:Christ, I hate that song. sentimental heart string puller.

:lol:
I get exactly where you're coming from, J. I'm just a sucker for the funky bit before each chorus.
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Postby jimboo » 20 May 2017, 10:48

Just me that finds it comical then ? It's dreadful.
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Postby Still Baron » 20 May 2017, 13:40

I never really liked it until I saw Rick Hall talking about its personal meaning to him on the Muscle Shoals documentary. I've always liked the track, but can take the cloying sentimentality (or whatever you want to say about the lyrics) a little better now.
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Postby Bent Fabric » 20 May 2017, 15:33

Charlie O. wrote:
I used to toy with the idea of doing a version with additional verses, where the singer's tribulations get more and more preposterous (a heavy rain of toads, say), while his daddy's remembered advices become less and less helpful:

    He said, 'If you can't stand the heat, then get in the shade
    If life hands you lemons then drink lemonade
    You know today's the first day of the rest of your life
    So never make a pretty woman your wife'

    He said, 'Patches, I'm dependin' on ya son...'

... but I never got around to it.

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You are one of the dudes, Charlie!

Similarly, I've always reckoned that "Alone Again Naturally" seems to be just getting started when it ends - another handful of verses in which the narrator develops rickets, blindness, falls homeless, kidnapped, prisoner of war, long painful death, etc.

Clarence for me, of course.

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Re: Patches

Postby Charlie O. » 20 May 2017, 17:53

Bent Fabric wrote:Similarly, I've always reckoned that "Alone Again Naturally" seems to be just getting started when it ends - another handful of verses in which the narrator develops rickets, blindness, falls homeless, kidnapped, prisoner of war, long painful death, etc.

... confinement in a rubber room...

Or, going the other way: dealing with a backed-up septic tank, getting an ingrown toenail, not being elected to city council...
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Postby Bent Fabric » 20 May 2017, 19:46

Charlie O. wrote:
Or, going the other way: dealing with a backed-up septic tank, getting an ingrown toenail, not being elected to city council...


Of course! The scale of perceived personal tragedy is deeply relative. Maybe some other guy has always got it worse, but...it's GIL'S story to tell, ultimately.

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Postby Muskrat » 20 May 2017, 20:40

Didn't General Johnson write the damned thing?
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Postby Count Machuki » 20 May 2017, 20:53

I don't know but I want Charlie and Bent to write their damn thing!
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Re: Patches

Postby Count Machuki » 20 May 2017, 20:54

K wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Christ, I hate that song. sentimental heart string puller.

:lol:
I get exactly where you're coming from, J. I'm just a sucker for the funky bit before each chorus.


I'm with jeemo on this one fwiw
Though I love real deal funky CC
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Re: Patches

Postby Muskrat » 20 May 2017, 21:04

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Re: Patches

Postby Charlie O. » 20 May 2017, 21:12

Muskrat wrote:Didn't General Johnson write the damned thing?

He did.



He did.
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Re: Patches

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 20 May 2017, 21:20

With Ron 'Agony of Defeet' Dunbar
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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Postby Muskrat » 20 May 2017, 22:28

I am having problems with my computer -- probably more that than Windows 10. Sorry. Life would be much easier f we were able to delete out own posts; but until then, I must throw myself on the mercy of the mods.
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Re: Patches

Postby Bent Fabric » 21 May 2017, 06:09

Muskrat wrote:Didn't General Johnson write the damned thing?


I'll be damned.