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David Lindley — Brother John
Album: Win This Record!
Avg rating:
5.8

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Total ratings: 734









Released: 1982
Length: 5:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I remember the mornin', I remember it well (Brother John is gone)
I remember the mornin' that my Brother John fell (Brother John is gone)

he was a mighty man with a heart of steel (Brother John is gone)
and he never would bow and he never would kneel (Brother John is gone)

Refrain: (2x)
I'm gonna talk about my brother John (brother) my brother John (brother)
Brother John is gone
I say my brother John (brother) my brother John (oh brother)
Brother John is gone

Oh boy he died on the battlefield (Brother John is gone)
and the rest of his gang won't bow they won't kneel (Brother John is gone)

he sang (a) mighty? goody? fire? on a mardi gras day(Brother John is gone)
and whoever wasn't ready better get out the way (Brother John is gone)

Refrain: (2x)

He was a mighty brave when he sang his song (Brother John is gone)
and the rest of his gang will still carry on (Brother John is gone)

He sang jacomo feena feena nay (Brother John is gone)
and he always sang like its mardi gras day (Brother John is gone)

Refrain: (2x)
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 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ages ago (late 70s) I saw a couple Lindley shows - he'd blow into town and hit the pawn shops, buying the ugliest guitar he could find. He'd get some new strings, do a few repairs if necessary, then play it on a couple tunes that night. At the end of the show he'd give it away. 

I wonder where those guitars are?

Anyway, he's a phenomenal musician, one of those rare talents like Ry Cooder.
 
I love this...and Mr. Lindley!
 bam23 wrote:
So did Garcia listen to Lindley, was it the other way around, or were they drawing from the same source? 
 
Exactly!
More Cajun music, s'il vous plait!!
Dude, you got to face up to it - he's gone!
(Puffs cheeks out.)
Ages ago (late 70s) I saw a couple Lindley shows - he'd blow into town and hit the pawn shops, buying the ugliest guitar he could find. He'd get some new strings, do a few repairs if necessary, then play it on a couple tunes that night. At the end of the show he'd give it away. 

I wonder where those guitars are?

Anyway, he's a phenomenal musician, one of those rare talents like Ry Cooder.
Fabulous music! All day RP has been playing the best music ever!!
 SkiIllinois wrote:

totally agree. i'm not familiar with David Lindley's music but there's no way it's a 5.5. An easy 8 for me!

 
Just listen to anything by Jackson Browne and you'll get a good dose of Lindley.
Just fun! And awesome gitfiddle.
 k3rmit wrote:
caught groovin!  promoted to 8

 
too funny....I was going to post nearly the same thing!  So....to change it up slightly; I had this quirky track rated at 7 and based on the grooviness factor, I bumped it to an 8.   SMH at the LOW 5.7 avg rating....still smh....

Long Live RP and PEACE too!!  (and how come 'grooviness' isn't a word, eh?)


It was 11 years ago today that my brother John died.  Thanks for reminding me (really).
David Lindley

Invited to every LA Picker party

Went home alone every time

Dude is way better than this song
caught groovin!  promoted to 8
I've seen Mr. Dave a few times but the best was one sweltering night in Toronto at the old Bamboo on Queen W. What a band. What a show.
 

Album cover,10 for sure.
drop dem trou now an' shakey shakey  WOOOOO HOOOOO JOCKEE MO  : )   (light it up now sweet thing!!!)
So did Garcia listen to Lindley, was it the other way around, or were they drawing from the same source? 
voice sounds like Joe Walsh
I have this on LP.  My toe is tapping and my head is bobbing.  I need more of his stuff in my collection.

Rock on! 
{#Jump} great stuff, love him with x rayo
David Lindley's a badass on the slide.  That's enough reason to listen to this .
cliche
give us the ole original Crescent City R and B 
So THIS is how you reward the Faithful- the aging Deadheads who coughed-up from their friggin' Social Security checks to keep RP on the air? WELL DONE! THANKS MAN!
 justin_cook wrote:

Even with the low number of ratings my 8 doesn't seem to make it budge either.  Glad Bill doesn't give a hoot about ratings.

 
totally agree. i'm not familiar with David Lindley's music but there's no way it's a 5.5. An easy 8 for me!
On my way to see David Lindley at Benaroya Hall in Seattle this very moment when this song came on. One of my all time heroes doing an all time great song from the Wild Tchoupoutoulis. Now listen to THEIR version.
I'd recognize that crazy dirty slide sound anywhere.
Cookin breakfast to this song puts a smile on my face
Mr. Dave! {#Boohoo}{#Bananajam}
Love this record....
 
{#Bananajam}hayduke2 wrote:
Awesome!  boppin my naked tush around the kitchen with the volume cranked, thank you!

 

He is one of a kind and well worth seeing if you get the chance. Much better now he's older, yeah yeah we all like to believe that, but in his case it's true.
 
Long Live El Rayo-X!!

Never had so much fun at a show.
(And you just gotta dig that chord Mr. Dave is stretching on the cover if this over-the-top album~)
For real? This on RP..? Ugh.
 

Damn! Your tush has a volume control?

Come to think of it though, mine does have a mind of its own, so why not?.


Awesome!  boppin my naked tush around the kitchen with the volume cranked, thank you!
God forbid that we would have to live one life through without David Lindley. Very greasy.
 HarrO wrote:

I have NEVER re-posted my own comments, but I still can't fathom the low rating on this one ???????
 
Even with the low number of ratings my 8 doesn't seem to make it budge either.  Glad Bill doesn't give a hoot about ratings.

David Lindley 2008 by ~JohannaStudios
Kieran John Delaney   ©2009-2010 ~JohannaStudios

David Lindley at Higher Ground, South Burlington Vermont- 2008


There are probably a dozen Lindley tunes I'd pick over this one, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
Sentimental 8/10
 froggy wrote:
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. The clueless will always remain so. I've seen him perform several times and he always blows me away!
Wish I'd caught him at the Oregon Country Fair a few years back. Does he tour constantly?

 HarrO wrote:

I have NEVER re-posted my own comments, but I still can't fathom the low rating on this one ???????

 
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. The clueless will always remain so. I've seen him perform several times and he always blows me away!

 manbirdexperiment wrote:

That's exactly what I was going to say. 
 
If repetition bothers you, then perhaps music is not for you. Given your history I might suggest something banal like You Tube is more your speed.
Have a nice day, somewhere else.

Lindley provided the wail in a lot of Jackson Brown's early good albums, so not completely unknown. When he started trotting out solo albums, it was a bit of disappointment, but he still lays down some mean slide guitar.

This song would be better if they edited out the vocals.
 Peace_tode wrote:
Never heard of him. Even after reading a few books about music "coming of age" on the west coast in the 70's. Makes me think of Little Feat though.

Has this guy always been a side man? Or does he have some significant songwriting credits?
 
Lindley is a fairly unknown guy that is well known in the musical community. He has played with alot of the top artists and has had his own bands. He has earned the respect of being a very good slide player and tho from cali has done alot of cajun music.

 HarrO wrote:
How can this tune possibly be rated a 5 and 1/2??? People, people, people. Mr. Dave is the Man!!! (Wasting my breath here, I guess). A 10 from me.
 
I have NEVER re-posted my own comments, but I still can't fathom the low rating on this one ???????

This puts the F in Funky!
If I had money, I tell you what I'd do, I'd go on out and buy a Mercury too.
Reminds me of the Neville Brothers....  Okay for background, but would become annoying if played often...  a 7 for now...
I'm usually not this dismissive, but yuck.
Never heard of him. Even after reading a few books about music "coming of age" on the west coast in the 70's. Makes me think of Little Feat though.

Has this guy always been a side man? Or does he have some significant songwriting credits?
 mwsteele79 wrote:
Repetitive and annoying.
 
That's exactly what I was going to say. 
I'ts a  slow motion "Hey man, Hey man, Iko Iko Ay yay"
Well, I found it sort of dull, that's all. Maybe he's better live.
Repetitive and annoying.
How can this tune possibly be rated a 5 and 1/2??? People, people, people. Mr. Dave is the Man!!! (Wasting my breath here, I guess). A 10 from me.
I can never get enough of David Lindley. An amazing musician that you must see live to truly appreciate. The guy plays every stringed instrument know to man.


auburntigerrich wrote:
What on Kronos are we listening to? I keep looking around for the retirement home conga line. Cheeseballish, juvenile, and muteworthy at best.

Very true.  This makes Jimmy Buffett look positively wild & crazy by comparison.

Great guitar work, great groove overall. I'd love to hear this one live.
:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: That's 10 points,OK?! :yes:
Happy upbeat tune, but endless in the same way as Bob Marley.
Almost anything David Lindley touches is gold as far as I can hear, and this old stuff is highly worthwhile. But some of the newer stuff would be most welcome.
I Loooooooooove this record. Meestah Daaave rocks.
auburntigerrich wrote:
What on Kronos are we listening to? I keep looking around for the retirement home conga line. Cheeseballish, juvenile, and muteworthy at best.
Umm, it's David Lindley. You know, THE David Lindley. This is a knockoff tune that use about 1/1000000th of his abilities and it's still better than most stuff you hear. :no: I'm not particularly crazy about it, but c'mon.
The magic of the entire album is that if it were released today, it would be a hit. Timeless wonder.
new orleans kitsch sounds like a commercial for Popeyes chicken
You can never play too much DL! More Please
auburntigerrich wrote:
What on Kronos are we listening to? I keep looking around for the retirement home conga line. Cheeseballish, juvenile, and muteworthy at best.
I second this . . . whatever it means.
What's the title of this song again? I seem to have missed it.
What on Kronos are we listening to? I keep looking around for the retirement home conga line. Cheeseballish, juvenile, and muteworthy at best.
lmic wrote:
Sentimental fave! :dancingbanana: Great, great '80s memories. Thanks, Bill!
Ditto - Lindley's always welcome around here.
A bit subdued compared to the Wild Tchopitoulas' version.
played a gig one time with David.....what an amazing musician and talent! Thanks RP!!
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello: Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with? I'll bet that is too easy... Neil
Hani Naser Ry Cooder Wally Ingram to name only a few.....
Ahh, yeah, another song that reminds me of New Orleans JazzFest. I gotta go back there next year...
Sentimental fave! :dancingbanana: Great, great '80s memories. Thanks, Bill!
Didn't Jackson say David can sing 'Take it Easy' in Cantonese? You got that one, Bill? :chef:
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello: Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with? I'll bet that is too easy... Neil
Warren Zevon Jackson Browne Crosby Stills & Nash Rod Stewart And just about anyone else who came of age in the 70's (click here)
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello: Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with? I'll bet that is too easy... Neil
Jackson Browne?
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello: Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with? I'll bet that is too easy... Neil
Um, Jackson Browne perhaps?
i think this song suffers the harsh existence of following michael hedges "because it's there" in the playlist. to me, this highlights the lack of technical content in the song... sorry... :roll:
Hello: Quick quiz: who does David Lindley normally play with? I'll bet that is too easy... Neil
Lets hears some Dr John !!Madi Gras !!!
MrSpaz wrote:
Is this a cover, or are parts of the song "borrowed" from somewhere? The tune sounds familiar, but I can't place where. Edit: I think maybe a jump-rope song? Man this one's gonna drive me crazy.
There's some Iko Iko in there.
MrSpaz wrote:
Is this a cover, or are parts of the song "borrowed" from somewhere? The tune sounds familiar, but I can't place where. Edit: I think maybe a jump-rope song? Man this one's gonna drive me crazy.
AMG shows it written by by one of the Nevilles and recorded by David Lindley and El Rayo X in 82. The Neville Brothers recorded it in 86, but an earlier version shows to have been recorded by Wild Tchopitoulas in 76, re-released in 99 and 2000, and a later version by Poorboys in 96. https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB020405221716313219&sql=6Brother|John
Is this a cover, or are parts of the song "borrowed" from somewhere? The tune sounds familiar, but I can't place where. Edit: I think maybe a jump-rope song? Man this one's gonna drive me crazy.