Re: [Harp-L] Mickey minus Willie vid
Mickey's best work was on the Stardust album.
Steve in Minn.
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On Dec 23, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Mick Zaklan <mzaklan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've been on a Shelby Lynne kick for the last couple of days and ran
> across these two gems featuring Mickey Raphael:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=YcGaZ8Cj8eY&NR=1 and
> Mickey looks like he's using a finger mic on the first clip. I used one
> for a string of gigs in the late 80's and remember switching over to an
> Astatic in the middle of a set one evening. The difference was so
> pronounced that the band immediately noticed. One guy told me to throw the
> finger mic away. I don't think I ever used it again; but Mickey sounds so
> good on "I'm Confessin'" that I may have to fish it out of the closet,
> stick a battery in it, and take it for a spin again.
> I think I'd listen to Mickey more if he wasn't with Willie, playing the
> same stuff. I get that most people regard Willie Nelson as a national
> treasure, but to me he sounds like he's wearing a C-clamp on his nose. I'm
> not crazy about his guitar solos either. I'd much rather hear Mickey in
> other settings and it doesn't get much better than Shelby when she's on.
> Even though she's singing a Willie tune here, it just sounds like it has
> more energy and crispness. My opinion.
> Mick Zaklan
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