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Junior Brown — Surf Medley
Album: Semi Crazy
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7.6

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Total ratings: 582









Released: 1996
Length: 7:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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 Frater_Kork wrote:
Too many notes, especially the bendy ones. Way too many bendy ones...

 
Erm.  Weird bendy notes to my ear, too. Odd, I was reading the cover as "Crazy Times" and was wondering where the T had gone ...
PIPELINE!

Surf's UP! 
Like it very much. Not as hard driving as Duck Dale.  Maybe some "Santo and Johnny" to follow?  Ventures wound be too obvious... Thanks for memory ride.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Too many notes, especially the bendy ones. Way too many bendy ones...

 
I laughed so hard I ruptured a nephron!
 d48m02h wrote:

An AMAZING guitar (or the name of that instrument he plays) player!!!! {#Angel} 

 
it's a Guit-Steel
want one?
link below
https://www.juniorbrown.com/purchase-guitsteel 

{#Clap}

I hear Johnny Rivers ....


Junior Brown is an acquired taste.......but not that hard of one to get......and man, do I have it!!

An AMAZING guitar (or the name of that instrument he plays) player!!!! {#Angel} 
Good stuff. Thanks for playing it. {#Wave}
Too many notes, especially the bendy ones. Way too many bendy ones...
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
Whether played well or not, I hate surf music.
 

Maybe if you were a mile high you might appreciate it a little more. {#Wave}
started off fun, but way way way way way way way way too damn long
Play other JB...  He is VeryKickAss.  This song how ever, has been heard too much.
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
Whether played well or not, I hate surf music.
 

Not much surfin' happening there in the Rockies?

Secret Agent Man was a short-lived spy-fi television series that aired on UPN in 2000.

The series, created by writer Richard Regen, starred Costas Mandylor as Monk, a gallivanting secret agent, who was one of a team of agents that included Holliday, played by Dina Meyer and Davis, played by Dondre Whitfield. The team reported to Brubeck, played by Paul Guilfoyle. The series followed their missions.

All the lead characters share the last names of jazz musicians Thelonious Monk, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck.

The series used an updated version of the 1960s hit song "Secret Agent Man" for its theme song. Because the original version of this song was also used as the theme song for American broadcasts of another television series, the 1960s British TV series, Danger Man, there were some mistaken impressions that this series was somehow a spin off or remake of the earlier program, but other than the theme song, no connection were made evident.

Only 12 episodes were broadcast before the series was cancelled.


Hooked-on... surfin'.  Wonderful!
{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
The History of Surf Guitar — all in one song!
Some years ago NPR had a story about how surf music is to a large extent built around Middle Eastern styles and rhythms. Kewl, dudes.


isn't this part a ventures song?
Oh hells yeah... love this. Junior rules. Thanks RP!
Whether played well or not, I hate surf music.
i don't have anything intelligent to say - just FUN
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Sorry naysayers, but surf played this well is just badass.
Totally agree! :bananajam: This rocks.
At this level, I agree completely Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Sorry naysayers, but surf played this well is just badass.
COWABUNGA, DUDES!!! BTW, the rest of this CD is pure black-top, honky-tonk blues--so when you get to this cut, you're reeling. Very cool.
Kokoloco53 wrote:
Guess i'm just too old for this stuff, play me some Bare Naked Ladies or something else good
*slaps knee* Good one! :lol:
Much as I like this stuff, I once went to a Beat the Bands competition where 7 out of 8 bands played this and the other one played 'Surfin Safari', or maybe it was the other way around. It was a long session.
Who's the man that lives a life of danger? Secret Agent Man!
Just upped this to 10. Giddy-up!! (and I'm sure my wife still hates it).
Clang! Honk! Tweet! Yee-haa! 7 -> 8
Sorry naysayers, but surf played this well is just badass.
:sle
Kokoloco53 wrote:
Guess i'm just too old for this stuff, play me some Bare Naked Ladies or something else good
:lol: I'm sorry.
smdeeg wrote:
Serious style points for that guitar, and what a cool experiment,
Experiment? He's been playing those for over 20 years. It hasn't been an experiment for a couple decades :lol:
smdeeg wrote:
... Serious style points for that guitar, and what a cool experiment, but I can't imagine that it's all that useful. What do you do, reach over the top neck, in between, or try to go under? Either way I think it would be difficult to use. Would rather have a tele around my neck and a pedal steel in front of me I think.
Look him up in Youtube. The Guit-Steel is indeed an awkward if cool instrument. Must be played supported on a stand.
Manic Streat Preachers will do nicely thanks mucho
Some of the 1st songs I learned on guitar, always a sweet spot for them. Check out The Vultures, a Grisman band I believe.
Nice playing, but pretty strait forward. Maybe true to the original would be a better way to say it. Would like to hear some of his original stuff. Serious style points for that guitar, and what a cool experiment, but I can't imagine that it's all that useful. What do you do, reach over the top neck, in between, or try to go under? Either way I think it would be difficult to use. Would rather have a tele around my neck and a pedal steel in front of me I think.
Guess i'm just too old for this stuff, play me some Bare Naked Ladies or something else good
It is gray and foggy here. I needed this. Thanks Bill!
I hear some Pulp fiction and Austin Powers here. That's a good thing to me.
I always dig the surf -- including this -- but this really isn't the best surf guitar out there. The originals of almost all these covers have much more inspiration and enthusiasm, even if they don't have the skill.
Fun stuff!! Great picking, too.
Please don't do this again!
Bill, Why wait almost 11 months to replay it? With a 7.6 rating I would think it would get more airplay. :stupid:
My first band!!! :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer:
I am justa doing my job on the highway patrol
:dance: just bumped this one from 7 to 8!
pcollins wrote:
ABSOLUTE MAGIC .... MY WIFE WILL HATE THIS - I GIVE IT A 9 :)
My wife will hate it too. I think I'll get it!!! LOL
Odyzzeuz wrote:
ndfan75 wrote:
killer! What the heck is that contraption he's holdin on the cover?
Calls it a guitsteel. Guitar on top, steel guitar on bottom.
Interesting!
mojoman wrote:
When the Johnny Rivers version of "Secret Agent Man" was out, I used to think he was singing "Secret Asian Man." (You know, spying in Red China and all that!)
Too funny!!! (A co-worker happened by just now and said she always thought the lyric was "secret Asian man" too... and always wondered why!)
fretman wrote:
Saw Junior last summer- really good show- he opened for Bob Dylan. Guy can play, thats for sure.
I bet he's a good welder too.
Surf's up Baby!! whoo hoo!
After the "Voodoo" set that just played this song actually works. By the way; is the man on the cover holding the bastard son of the Key-tar?
Saw Junior last summer- really good show- he opened for Bob Dylan. Guy can play, thats for sure.
always gets me goin
Gawd, please never play this again.
way too long.
never liked this kind of music.
Prefer SRV's.
Jr Brown RAWKS!
this sounds just like 'secret agent man' to me. I prefer the original.
Great medley! I'm a California boy living in Sweden, bad weather and all - missing the surf in So.Cal - and this song really made my morning! Thanks Bill!
I'm old enough to remenber and love some good ol' fashioned surf guitar. This is just what the doctor ordered to lift my spirits on a cool, damp NY State day! :bananajam:
slartibart_O wrote:
JUNIOR!!!! Have seen him several times and always had a great time at his shows. He is an amazing guitsteel player and works in licks from chet to jimi, check him out.
Ditto! A great entertainer!
pcollins wrote:
ABSOLUTE MAGIC .... MY WIFE WILL HATE THIS - I GIVE IT A 9 :)
you are correct hunny - i give it a 4, good guitar but wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooooooo longgggggggggggggggggggg!
Dave_Mack wrote:
Eh. I don't get it. Medleys always rub me the wrong way. And he plays these songs pretty close to the originals, so I don't see the point.
I agree -- each of these songs stand well on their own ground! No need to mush them all together. Although this is definitely not bad listenin!
Oh, damn. I thought I'd left this kind of music behind when I left high school. Very competent and well done, if you like this sort of thing.
:puke:
Giggety. :drummer: :guitarist: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :music:
BeetNik wrote:
Did secret agents use crome dinet sets?
I think Maxwell Smart had one...
Steven_G wrote:
Cool stuff here. Especially loved the Secret Agent Man section (my favorite show back then)!
When the Johnny Rivers version of "Secret Agent Man" was out, I used to think he was singing "Secret Asian Man." (You know, spying in Red China and all that!)
Did secret agents use crome dinet sets?
Make. It. Stop. Bill, you're a big meanie.
when formica ruled..
This is OOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!
Cool stuff here. Especially loved the Secret Agent Man section (my favorite show back then)!
celtnhs wrote:
I like it but...just how long is it?
Right at 7 minutes.
Eh. I don't get it. Medleys always rub me the wrong way. And he plays these songs pretty close to the originals, so I don't see the point.
I like it but...just how long is it?
JUNIOR!!!! Have seen him several times and always had a great time at his shows. He is an amazing guitsteel player and works in licks from chet to jimi, check him out.
GregX59 wrote:
That would be Big Red.
He calls it a "guitsteel" He's wild in concert.
ndfan75 wrote:
killer! What the heck is that contraption he's holdin on the cover?
Calls it a guitsteel. Guitar on top, steel guitar on bottom.
ndfan75 wrote:
killer! What the heck is that contraption he's holdin on the cover?
That would be Big Red.
ElSupreme wrote:
It is two guitars in one, and when he plays it is normally held up by mic stand like device. Regular guitar on top, Steel guitar on bottom.
aha! very cool, thanks
exciter76 wrote:
what the..... haven't seen before this kind of guitar!!!!! :think:
It is two guitars in one, and when he plays it is normally held up by mic stand like device. Regular guitar on top, Steel guitar on bottom.
killer! What the heck is that contraption he's holdin on the cover?
Saw this guy a few weeks ago in a small venue. I knew he had chops, but I really had no idea...
ROCK!!
kick ass...!!! :guitarist:
:dancingbanana_2:
cowabunga..... :bananasplit:
what the..... haven't seen before this kind of guitar!!!!! :think:
*So* excited to see Junior at the Bluesfest this year! (click here)
There's a man who lives a life of danger ... could that be .... Bill?
I wish Bill would play this a bit more often.
this is great
This is great. Woke me up from my post lunch stupor. 8 at least.
pcollins wrote:
ABSOLUTE MAGIC .... MY WIFE WILL HATE THIS - I GIVE IT A 9 :)
good playing, but it is way too long.
ABSOLUTE MAGIC .... MY WIFE WILL HATE THIS - I GIVE IT A 9 :)
If you ever get a chance to see JR Brown just open your mind. This guy can play...IMHO and puts on a great show. :bananapiano: :guitarist: :drummer:
can't believe i'm getting to hear this- wow!
:bananajam:
Although it would appear that Junior Brown has not been played on RP since 2004, (based on the last entry I observed) I really enjoy his verbal wit and guit-steel playing. ("I got a wife with a frying pan and when she talks, I listen"-smart man!) Saw him in November of 2005. He is a bit crisp and quick-moving in concert, but mellifluous nonetheless. It was quite interesting to observe 3 men in suits playing their backsides off. A direct contrast to the generally slovenly appearance of many performers. The line for general admission seating snaked way outside the building. That says something for Junior Brown as the weather in Detroit is less than pleasant in late November. (a good concert is the ONLY reason I would travel to Detroit anyway) The crowd was most receptive. I would pay to see him again.
Please Do Aural....mmmm X!
joe1 wrote:
PDA?
Public Display of Affection, which you like, rather than Personal Digital Assistant (like my Palm "jobby") which you don't.... Happy Valentine's Day.... soon.... best is yet to come....
PDA? Pretence...Does Affect... Love?.....
joe1 wrote:
Pez' my love.. If they follow us around for a week they will be shocked within 10 minutes and the rest of the 7 days they will blush and look away....
I pity them, poor fools.... (Okay, this online PDA must be making people ill...) Hey Bill, play us a cool love song and we'll find a room, we promise.
Pez' my love.. If they follow us around for a week they will be shocked within 10 minutes and the rest of the 7 days they will blush and look away....
joe1 wrote:
Furry muff...Pez'........
You lost me, dear... must I buy myself a Brit/American dictionary before Friday?? Or do you have any translators who will be willing to follow us around for a week? xxx
Furry muff...Pez'........
Noooo! It's over! Play it again! :)
britrock wrote:
Enjoyed that <sits back down>
:lol: :bounce: :lol:
joe1 wrote:
Am I the only one who is not w*nking over this song?....... To me ther Geetar work maybe fine but?....just what else is 'appening?.... Says feck all to me and I give it a lowly '3'....sorry.....
Yes you are.... I am dancing, not w*nking, by the way... and I am NOT dancing with you!! X!
I have an urge to play playstations "Jet Motto" when I hear this :mrgreen:
Enjoyed that <sits back down>
What a great tune. Junior Brown is great. Try "Too Many Nights in a Roadhouse"
Am I the only one who is not w*nking over this song?....... To me ther Geetar work maybe fine but?....just what else is 'appening?.... Says feck all to me and I give it a lowly '3'....sorry.....
What a great song. I've never heard this before but it's a fantastic mix of guitar work.
Bill, you put together great sets. It would be kinda funny to hear Hendrix's "Third Stone From the Sun" after this fine medley. Just my 2 cents, adjusted for inflation.