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Reviews and News - December 2010
Note from Nina:
Wow! Everyone had a great time at the Waddy Wachtel Band Special Holiday Show at The Joint Friday night December 17, 2010.
Thank you all for coming - so many of you wonderful Rockers - to enjoy the music and share the holiday glow with our fantastic band. You gave them all BIG smiles!!
Waddy Wachtel, Brett Tuggle, Jamie Savko, Al Ortiz, Jimmy Paxson, Keith Allison and Blondie Chaplin say:
“HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We love you and will see you next year!”
The best of holiday wishes also from Phil Jones, Rick Rosas and Bernard Fowler who couldn’t be with us for the gig - but want to say they love you and will be rockin’ with us in 2011.
Here’s some notes about the Friday night gig:
Yessss.......... It was a special treat for one and all.
WWB performed 2 loooong sets - what a delight! Our Monday night gigs were cut a little short recently due to a neighbor’s complaints (Bah, Humbug!) so we didn’t get as many tunes.
On Friday...... Each of the sets consisted of 11 great songs. Can’t get enough of WWB!!!!
In addition to the songs we love to hear WWB play, they also added 5 new tunes they hadn’t played for us before. So, I’ll tell you about them.......
“Finishing Touches” is a song from Warren Zevon’s 1991 album Mr. Bad Example. Waddy Wachtel - long time friend of Zevon and heavily involved in Zevon’s albums and live performances - played guitar, sang harmony vocals and produced that song on the album. Waddy did a fantastic job of singing lead vocals and playing electrifying solos on that tune at our Friday night gig. After the song Waddy said: “Thank you, Zev. We miss you, buddy!” Thank YOU, Waddy!
“Love Hungry Man” is from the AC/DC 1979 album Highway To Hell. Bon Scott era. Waddy picked this tune for Jamie Savko to sing lead vocals on, and Jamie sang it perfectly. What a voice! Jamie’s the only one I’ve heard who can sing like Bon on these AC/DC tunes. It was a great thrill for all of us to hear Jamie sail through that song.
“Only You Know And I Know” is from the 1970 Dave Mason album Alone Together. It was released as a single that same year and burned up the charts. It was known as a hit for Delaney & Bonnie. It was a perfect addition for Keith Allison to sing Friday night. He rocked through it - just like he does with so many other tunes. Keith then gave us “Run Run Rudolph” - our annual WWB Holiday song. Lovin' it all from Keith!
“Oh Darling” is from the Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road. Brett Tuggle always does an incredible job singing lead vocals on Beatles tunes. Brett has been playing and singing Beatles songs since he was...... for a long time! Not many people know this, but Brett had a Beatles tribute band in 1995 called 4 Lads From The Valley and played many local gigs in Los Angeles. Brett wails on all the Beatles songs with WWB...... he wails on every song!
“Sail On Sailor” is from the Beach Boys 1973 album Holland. Some of you Blondie Chaplin fans might know that the Beach Boys couldn’t find a voice among them who could do justice to the song on the album, so they had Blondie sing the lead vocals. Yes, that’s him singing lead on the record. When Waddy introduced the song Friday night, he said: “There’s no one who can sing this song like Blondie.” What a wonderful surprise and treat for all of us!
If you missed this WWB gig, I’m sure you’re wishing you were there.
WWB will be back to rock it up for us in 2011. Yes, they will!!!! Can’t stop rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’.
Here’s the set lists for the rest of the songs we got to dance to Friday night - and ...... Wow! Did we love ‘em all!!!!!
On all songs:
Waddy Wachtel - Lead Guitar
Al Ortiz - Bass
Jimmy Paxson - Drums
1. “Substitute” (The Who) Jamie Savko lead vocals; Waddy Wachtel and Brett Tuggle harmony vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
2. "All Down the Line" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie and Waddy harmony vocals; Blondie Chaplin background vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
3. “Finishing Touches” (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals; Jamie background vocals; Brett keyboards
4. “Love Hungry Man” (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy and Brett background vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
5. “I Am The Walrus” (The Beatles) Brett lead vocals and keyboards; Waddy background vocals
6. "Lawyers Guns and Money" (Warren Zevon) Blondie lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy background vocals and slide guitar
7. “Only You Know And I Know” (Dave Mason) Keith Allison lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Jamie background vocals; Brett keyboards
8. “Run Run Rudolph” (Chuck Berry) Keith lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Brett keyboards
9. “Oh Darling” (The Beatles) Brett lead vocals and keyboards; Waddy background vocals
10. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones) Waddy lead vocals; Blondie and Brett background vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
1. “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin) Jamie lead vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
2. “Ruby Tuesday” (The Rolling Stones) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy, Brett and Blondie harmony vocals; Brett keyboards
3. “Till The End Of The Day” (The Kinks) Brett lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy harmony vocals
4. "Girl's Got Rhythm" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy and Brett harmony vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
5. “Sail On Sailor” (The Beach Boys) Blondie lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy and Brett background vocals
6. “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke) Blondie lead vocals
7. “Start Me Up” (The Rolling Stones) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy, Brett and Blondie harmony vocals; Brett rhythm guitar
8. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (Warren Zevon) Keith lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy slide guitar and harmony vocals; Brett harmony vocals and tambourine
9. “Just Like A Woman” (Bob Dylan) Waddy lead vocals; Blondie background vocals; Brett keyboards
10. “Honky Tonk Women" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy, Brett and Blondie harmony vocals
11. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who) Jamie lead vocals; Brett keyboards
And much rockin’ love and appreciation to our guys behind the scenes at all these gigs:
John Philbrick - Guitar Tech
Charlie Wood - Equipment Manager
Mark Nathanson - Sound Mixer
Charlie McIntosh - Doorman and Greeter
Frank - Chauffeur
Alec - The Joint Host
And of course much rockin’ love to ALL of you WWB rockers who love these guys and the music!!!!
The Waddy Wachtel Band will return in January 2011 with more surprises.
I’ll let you know as soon as we get confirmed dates. We’ll probably have more Friday night gigs. Do you like that?
I have some photos of the gig to share. I saw lots of cameras out there, so if you have any GOOD shots of the band, send hem to me here or post and tag them on Facebook.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
See you soooooon!
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