EC at the Grammys

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EC at the Grammys

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:49 pm

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/art ... 1001958290

Grammys To Pay Tribute To New Orleans

New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello tomorrow night (Feb. 8) as the Grammy Awards pay tribute to the hurricane ravaged city. The segment will also feature participation from Bonnie Raitt, U2 guitarist the Edge and soul music great Sam Moore.

"Our Academy represents thousands of music people across the country, many of whom were directly affected by the New Orleans tragedy," says Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, noting that the 48th annual ceremony "wouldn't be complete if we didn't take this unique opportunity to pay homage to a region with such rich musical history and culture."
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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:16 pm

This account is a little more specific -

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/mu ... 1001958160

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' a remembrance of New Orleans featuring Elvis Costello with Crescent City pianists Allen Toussaint and Dr. John;'

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Postby scielle » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:51 pm

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There are some rehearsal pictures over at http://www.wireimage.com

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Postby Mike Boom » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:39 pm

Damn Elvis is stealing my fashion licks - I have that exact same shirt. DAMN HIS EYES!
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Postby Turquoise Pajamas Pt Deux » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:22 pm

I love seeing Elvis doing the Grammy's tributes (Joe Strummer a couple years ago and the New Orleans one this time around). But I'd love to see the tribute sans Bruuuce. Apologies to Springsteen fans, but I can't stand his music. Should be neat regardless. Perhaps we'll get a taste of the upcoming AT/EC album? I'm feeling either a "River in Reverse" or "Freedom for The Stallion" performance, likely mingled in with one or two other New Orleans-ish songs. But the reality is, I have no f'n clue what I'm talking about. 8) I'll just look forward to seeing whatever our man has to offer tomorrow night.

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:04 pm

I hope the video clip will be available somewhere online afterwards, because I'm not sure I can bear to watch the Grammys anymore.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:08 pm

BlueChair wrote:I hope the video clip will be available somewhere online afterwards, because I'm not sure I can bear to watch the Grammys anymore.


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Postby SweetPear » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:47 pm

BlueChair wrote:I hope the video clip will be available somewhere online afterwards, because I'm not sure I can bear to watch the Grammys anymore.


A big DITTO to that.
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Postby sabreman » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:37 am

Got to love 'The Night Tripper'! Great talent! He also worships AT and PLH.

I highly recommend Dr. John's book especially with EC linking up with AT.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031213 ... 0?n=283155

Really great stuff on NO and the LA music scene (he really hates that place and I don't blame him!). Also talk about a TOUGH life. Heroin addict at 10 years old! Prison and on and on. I met him a while back and had him sign (very unique sig) my copy. I told him it was a great read. He said he wouldn't do it (meaning his life) over again and he was dead serious!

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Postby mood swung » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:33 am

I hope the video clip will be available somewhere online afterwards, because I'm not sure I can bear to watch the Grammys anymore.


I gave up years ago.


A big DITTO to that.



I ALWAYS watch this and the Oscars. It's like watching an ant farm - you know what's going to happen, but there's such an orderly progression. A train wreck in slo-mo. Anyway, I don't watch any reality tv, so I bank all my soul-diminishing viewing for these two nights. And once in a while, interesting things happen.
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:10 pm

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing ... ld=&nbc1=1


Elvis Costello at Gibson Guitars
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Distinctive Assets Talent Lounge - Day 3
2/7/2006

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Irma Thomas, Sam Moore, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, and Bonnie Raitt
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Rehearsals - Day 3
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Bruce Springsteen, The Edge of U2, Sam Moore and Elvis Costello
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Rehearsals - Day 3
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The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Hilton Harmony Tour - Grand Piano Celebrity Signing - Day 3

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Solstice Sunglass Boutique at the Distinctive Assets GRAMMY Talent Lounge - Day 3

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Postby Turquoise Pajamas Pt Deux » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:27 pm

Elvis and AT indicated in their CBS Nightly News interview that they are closing the Grammy's. That would put them likely in the 10:30-11:15PM EST time slot. I'll let the Left Coast folks know - if I don't fall asleep before then. :-)

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:11 am

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing ... ld=&nbc1=1
Elvis Costello
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

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Postby AlmostBlue » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:02 am

Elvis's mike was nearly off.
Great guitar work against the Edge
A Beatle in row 2 watching it all.

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Postby AlmostBlue » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:40 am

some photos zipped up
grabbed from video

http://s35.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2HYL ... 2DYVA9V0MP

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Postby Neil. » Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:58 am

So what did Elvis actually sing? And was his vocal mic turned down, or his guitar?

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Postby martinfoyle » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:09 am

I'm wondering the same myself. Here's a picture from the BBC

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Postby pophead2k » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:03 am

All of the vocals were messed up in the live mix. The guitars sounded great, especially EC. I think we were hearing monitor mixes for the vocal sounds. What a shame.

PS: Anybody notice who that rhythm section was? :o

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Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:04 am

There's a 2 hour highlights show on UK Freeview channel ITV2 tonight.
Fingers crossed.
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:15 am

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/a ... rds09.html

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A large group of artists, including Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Elvis Costello participated in the finale, a tribute to New Orleans. They did "Yes We Can Can" and "In the Midnight Hour," with the latter also honoring the late Wilson Pickett. Unfortunately, it was cut short because the telecast went on too long.


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08.02.2006
Getting Ready to Rock The Grammys

The Grammy Awards tonight will include a musical tribute to New Orleans and Southern soul from a specially convened all-star supergroup.

Yesterday, as our exclusive backstage snaps show, Edge joined some of these legendary musicians to get in the groove for this special New Orleans moment.

Word is that those involved include local musicians Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Dr John along with Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Moore and Bonnie Raitt.

'Our Academy represents thousands of music people across the country, many of whom were directly affected by the New Orleans tragedy,' said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy. 'Music's biggest night wouldn't be complete if we didn't take this unique opportunity to pay homage to a region with such rich musical history and culture. New Orleans, we'll always be there for you.'

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Postby martinfoyle » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:52 am

martinfoyle wrote:I'm wondering the same myself. Here's a picture from the BBC

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The ultimate Status Quo tribute band!

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Postby mood swung » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:25 pm

You can see Elvis rehearsing Midnight Hour here

http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=9da52927-7149-440b-86ee-67f701b1741e&t=s6&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_grammys

keep hitting the next button (but you have to watch the commercials, sorry!) - he's last.


Somebody tell me, was Madonna really wearing capri-length support hose or was that just a trick of the light? I didn't notice it during the Gorillaz part, but once she started her orgy her legs looked WEIRD.
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:20 pm

Allen Toussaint - Yes We Can Can

Now is the time

Now is the time for all good men
To get together with one another
Iron out our problems
And iron out our quarrels
And try to live as brothers
And try to find a piece within
Without stepping on one another
And do respect the women of the world
Just remember you all have mothers
Make this land a better land
Than the world in which we live
And help each man be a better man
With the kindness that you give
I know we can make it
I know darn well we can work it out
Oh yes we can, I know we can can
Yes we can can, why can't we
If we wanna get yes we can can
I know we can make it a world
I know we can make it if we try
Oh yes we can, I know we can can
Yes we can can, great, got your money
Yes we can, I know we can can

Take care of the children
The children of the world
They're our strongest hope for the future
The little bitty boys and girls

Make this land a better land
Than the world in which we live
And help each man be a better man
With the kindness that you give
I know we can make it (I know that we can)
I know darn well we can work it out
Oh yes we can, I know we can can
Yes we can can, why can't we
If we wanna get yes we can can
I know we can make it a world
I know we can make it if we try
Oh yes we can, I know we can can
Yes we can can, great, got your money
Yes we can, I know we can can

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Postby Turquoise Pajamas Pt Deux » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:45 pm

mood swung wrote:You can see Elvis rehearsing Midnight Hour here

http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=9da52927-7149-440b-86ee-67f701b1741e&t=s6&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_grammys

keep hitting the next button (but you have to watch the commercials, sorry!) - he's last.


Somebody tell me, was Madonna really wearing capri-length support hose or was that just a trick of the light? I didn't notice it during the Gorillaz part, but once she started her orgy her legs looked WEIRD.


I thought her legs looked phenomenal! :wink:

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Postby mood swung » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:13 pm

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are you sure? :lol:
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