Cimber23 August 2009 at 9:09amPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .back to Peter`s teenager-years:
17-year old Peter sees Otis Redding live at the "Ram Jam-Club" - one of his best musical experiences in his life (a few weeks before Redding`s plane-crash).
. . .Black American music of the 60ies (Atlantic, Staxx, . . .) - always a BIG influence on Peter`s music.
. . ."Ain`t That Peculiar" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" performed live in 1977 during Peter`s 1st solo-tour.
. . .Peter Gabriel conducts Otis Redding into the "Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame" (mid-90ies).
. . .In an interview from the 90ies Peter once mentions plans for a soul-album. . .
Mozo Is Here23 August 2009 at 9:28amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
otis? i think they have a monopoly on elevators. i got nothing on motown. all i know is that "otis is the man." ain't that peculiar? i better move to higher ground.
Mozo Is Here23 August 2009 at 9:33amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
what is this black american music you speak of? i skated to "ABC" at the roller dome. does that count?
MAK in the USA23 August 2009 at 6:01pmPosts: 3644 (1 today)Status: offline
Wow!! It got REALLY "FUNKY" in here during my absence!!
Truly inspirational Cimber!!
Gotta LOVE the FUNK!!!
Cimber23 August 2009 at 6:03pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .Peter once mentioned "Black American Soul Music from the 60ies" in an interview. . .
Mozo Is Here23 August 2009 at 7:48pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy23 August 2009 at 8:40pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
it's easy as 1-2-3!
Cimber24 August 2009 at 7:40pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
. . ."Reach Out - I`ll be there" by the Temptations was also performed live back in 1983 by Gabriel.
Mozo Is Here24 August 2009 at 8:31pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
another very good tune for PG to cover. i don't think i have heard a version of that one before, but i'll try to search one out. as always, thank you for sharing your wealth of information and enthusiasm for everything Gabriel. i do appreciate PG's fascination with Motown (and other black American music of the 60s), and the influence it has had on his music. did you compile a list of PG "live" covers on another thread? if so, somebody give it a bump please.
The Soil24 August 2009 at 8:51pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Temptations? I thought it's by The Four Tops?!
Anyways, he once came on stage during a Hackett concert and sang it. Mike Rutherford was also there. I have a bootleg of the Milton Keynes Reunion which has this included. But does anybody know of another recorded version, cause you cannot really hear Gabriels vocal very good on that version. But it's great nonetheless.
Cimber24 August 2009 at 8:53pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
There is the thread "PG covering songs by others" on the general topic - you need to click through all the pages.
I will try to make up a list of "Gabriel-live-covers":
1. "Ain`t That Peculiar"
2. "Let It Be"
3. "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"
4. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
5. "All Day And All Of The Night"
6. "The Man With The Child In His Eyes"
7. "Reach Out - I`ll Be There"
. . .and as part of the Amnesty-tour with Sting, N`Dour, Chapman and The Boss:
9. "Chimes Of Freedom"
10."Get Up, Stand Up"
11."They Dance Alone/Elle Dancas Alonas"
. . .probably some more.
The Soil24 August 2009 at 8:54pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Was that 1983 version recorded Cimber?! Damn, I want to listen to it!
Cimber24 August 2009 at 8:57pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .not again ! Temptations or Four Tops ??? :-] - go to page 2 or 3 of the "PG covers"-thread by MAK in the USA - the right answer must be there - I`m not sure at the moment :-] . . .confusing once again. . .
Cimber24 August 2009 at 9:01pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
There must be a bootleg from the 1983-concert with Gabriel/Hackett/Rutherford with "I`ll Be There" and "I Know What I Like".
Cimber24 August 2009 at 9:07pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
You`re right - "Reach Out - I`ll be there" by the Four Tops.
The Soil24 August 2009 at 9:09pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh, then that was the one I was talking about, whoops sorry. Was that in 1983? Well, yes the I have those already. Thanks. But is there any other recorded version of it (Reach Out I'll Be There)?
But well, if yo type it into youtube, the first result is 'The Four Tops'. Anyways, sorry if this was discussed already. *shame*
The Soil24 August 2009 at 9:11pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Ah, well alright. Thanks for clearing it up!
Mozo Is Here24 August 2009 at 9:15pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i found this, but no "i'll be there" was listed:
Steve Hackett - Highly Strung Tour 1983
With Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford and staring Ian Mosely (Marillion) on drums and The Strawbs' Chris Cronk (bass)
Guildford Civic Hall 28/01/83
This version of this recording has never been released before (a personal archive) and I am now fianlly sharing
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Steve Hackett - Guitars, voice
Nick Magnus - Keys
John Hackett - Flute
Ian Mosley - Drums (Marillion)
Chris Cronk - Bass
1. The Steppes
2. Funny Feeling
4. Hackett To Pieces
6. Tower Struck Down
7. Spectral Mornings
8. Classical Interludes
1. Overnight Sleeper
3. The Show
5. Here Comes The Flood
6. The Flood
7. Solsbury Hill
8. I Know What I Like
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The Soil24 August 2009 at 9:22pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
Hmm.very strange. The one I have says 29th of January 1983 not the 28th. But it is also from the Guildford Civic Hall. Were there two concerts with Gabriel?