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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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shit's like 30-40 years old


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Isosceles Popsicle

Always thought that was a cool name for a band; at least it was back then...


First same them in around 1969, they would cover very complex tunes most of the other local bands wouldn't attempt.

" Reelin in the Years" with full guitar solos and duets.

"Aqualung" with singer doing the flute solo,

"Blackwater" by Doobies, with the pedal steel parts.

Any of the band members could have been the lead singer in another band, they did great harmonies on stuff like Yes's "Seen All Good People".




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Lakeboy7
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
JT and the Gutter Sharks were good, pretty sure JT said frick it and went to law school.


dorts2
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
How about Greg Black and Blackjack. Played at the Belmont.
A real show band.


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dorts2
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
Carl Durham, great guy, great drummer. 1974 Istrouma High grad. Started with Tribe and Company.
RIP


BasilFawlty
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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JT and the Gutter Sharks were good, pretty sure JT said frick it and went to law school.

JT is a good friend of mine from college, we were in the same fraternity. The drummer for the Guttersharks was my roommate in college and a fraternity brother.
JT is back in NOLA, from NC. Runs his own recording studio. He played for a good while with Blind Melon.


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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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Buddy Roy
Buddy Guy?


OldTigahFot
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
Buddy Roy (Romano) Played at Cooley's on Florida Blvd. a lot.

Give Me One More Chance


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TreeDawg
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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Started with Tribe and Company.


Used to watch them practice at Kent Tortorich's ........


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randybobandy
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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Bill Guess
Had a keyboard strapped below his guitar when he played in Trinity..

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Sports Page


Kashmir
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They always had bands fron Houston playing Van Halen, Whitesnake, Pat Travers, and Def Leppard. Great times back in the 80's... a little video from bill...…… LINK
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JudgeRoyBean
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
Bill Guess and Trinity played some serious covers of Triumph.

Somebody's Out There and the like...


Shockthamonkey
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
I forgot about Trinity, they were awesome. I remembered Maniaxe and Redline. Also Razor White was badass.


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Tigris
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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The Circuit Breakers


Speaking of Baton Rouge musician history - one thing I always liked was that the Circuit Breakers would play some Slim Harpo, and they took the time and expense to fix up his grave. I learned a good bit about music history from them, fun band too.

Duke Bardwell is a friend of a friend. I met him many years ago when he opened a restaurant outside of Destin and we all ate there one night.
This post was edited on 2/15 at 7:30 pm


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Lakeboy7
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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He played for a good while with Blind Melon.



Awesome man, good to hear.

Does anybody remember a kid named Troy Turner? This would have been 89, 90 maybe 91? My buddy bar tended at Phil Brady's and they would sneak him in (he was 15 or 16) on Blues Jam night (Thursday I think).

He could play (at 15) SRV note for note on a black and white strat. Sometimes he would play with Larry Garner and his band sometime he would play by himself, SRV, Hendrix, old Robert Cray. Hard to believe that guy didnt make it big.

Larry Garner and his band were money. I heard he spent 6 months out of the year making a fortune playing blues in Japan.


Tigris
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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Does anybody remember a kid named Troy Turner?


He was good, saw him a number of times, late 80's to early 90's time frame.

Kenny Neal was another from the same period - very talented. Son of Raful Neal who I saw several times too, mostly at Blues Fests.

Charmaine Neville is a third from that era that I enjoyed seeing. I still remember her at the first Earth Day celebration in Baton Rouge, and the piles of garbage everywhere because they didn't put out enough trash cans.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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at places like:

Papa Joe's
Sports Page
Rusty Nail
J Club


I saw some of those bands at a place called Secrets that was at the corner of Highland Road and Staring Lane. There was also called Flight that used to play there who had a really hot, blonde, singer. I believe her last name was Gautreaux.


Hoodie
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
I've lurked around these boards for ages and this topic's compelled me to finally chime-in. I was just thinking about a band some friends and I used to see on a regular basis at the Rusty Nail called "Paleface." The guitarist was a talented son-of-a-gun named Joe Batson. They covered the hits of the era by bands like Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Ozzy Osbourne. Batson taught guitar lessons in the area, too. Any recollections of this?


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TreeDawg
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re: A Baton Rouge Musician History Thread
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I saw some of those bands at a place called Secrets that was at the corner of Highland Road and Staring Lane.


Yes, good memory. The BR rock scene and the venues were so much fun back then.

I do remember the band with the girl singer also, I think you got her name right.


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