Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues', 2007/ Eggs Over Easy compilation 2016

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Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues', 2007/ Eggs Over Easy compilation 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 15, 2007 4:13 pm

Does anyone know anymore about this ? None of the usual search engines tell more.


http://www.franceslynn.org/blog.asp

Frances Lynn blogs-

March 7, 2007

Austin de Lone

Austin de Lone is a musician (keyboards), songwriter and producer who lives in the SF Bay area. I received his new CD titled "Soul Blues" (Broken Toe Records) today. It features musicians like Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. Austin's music is INSPIRATIONAL to write to. If I can't plug my own brother-in-law, who else can I plug?!

http://www.myspace.com/austindelone
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Postby migdd » Tue May 15, 2007 7:59 pm

I'd be interested in finding out about this as well. Haven't seen a release from Austin that has EC's participation.

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 16, 2007 3:28 pm

I e-mailed Frances and she replied -

'I've just spoken to Austin - he says his CD is coming
out in June!'

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Postby migdd » Wed May 16, 2007 3:56 pm

Great! Thanks for the heads-up, JF!

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:36 am

A brief not from Austin's Myspace page -

hello this is austins secretary a.k.a caroline

this disk probably wont be avaliable until mid june, and then check cd baby and itunes

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:15 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... GT6OCA.DTL


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With Richard in full-time care during the week, signs of life are blooming at the de Lone home. Austin de Lone recently released a solo album, years in the works, "Soul Blues," that he recorded at the Site, the high-priced hideaway studio in the Marin woods where Keith Richards, Pearl Jam and others have made albums. Costello, Lowe and dieselbilly guitar king Billy Kirchen of the Moonlighters make guest appearances, but de Lone did most of the keyboards, guitars and vocals. He is also producing an album with longtime blues singer Lisa Kindred, a Mill Valley neighbor who was one of Richard's main babysitters and, many years ago, used to work the same Greenwich Village folk clubs as Bob Dylan.



Maybe someone at tomorrow nights shows could find out about availability of this .

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:13 pm

Austin deLone responded to a e-mail I sent him regarding availability of Soul Blues -


Nov. 29 '07

I am in the process of setting up on line sales with a small company
called Globe Records. I don't think it's ready yet, but it should be
in a matter of days, and I will get back in touch when it is.


http://www.globerecords.com/

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:00 am

Austin's sister in law sent me a copy of the album ( long story) ; Elvis plays guitar on one track , 'Moving Day'.

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:42 pm

The album sounds great, really Booker T like 'n all that. On a raw , cold day here in Dublin it was welcome dose of California sunshine. Listening to 'Moving Day' , an instrumental, it's interesting to try and work out which guitar part is Elvis'. At about three minutes into the piece there's a really jagged sequence of notes which just have to come from the 'Little Hands of Concrete'. Or it might just be another fill from Austin's Wurlitzer. The saxophone parts are the really gorgeous parts of this tune.

The full credits for Moving Day are

Moving Day ( Austin De Lone)
Bass Eric McCann
Drums Ernest 'Boom' Carter
Guitar Elvis Costello
Saxophones Charles McNeal
Wurlitzer electric piano , guitar, organ Austin De Lone



Eric McCann
is in a band named The New Amsterdams , called after , yes, the Costello song


http://www.myspace.com/thenewamsterdams


Ernest 'Boom' Carter drummed on Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run

http://www.jcflyer.com/jcband_boomc.html

Charles McNeal

http://www.charlesmcneal.com/index.html

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Re: Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues'

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:31 pm

This album is now available as a download -

http://www.globerecords.com/


http://www.marinij.com/ci_8331029?source=most_emailed

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The Moonlighters, (from left) Bill Kirchen, Austin deLone, Tony Johnson and Tim Eschliman, are shown in the cover shot for their Rush Hour album, circa early 80s. (Barbara Buros photo provided by Tim Eschliman)

Sun rises again for Moonlighters

Paul Liberatore

02/21/2008


In Marin rock history, the Moonlighters will go down as the progenitors of a style called "R&W," for "rhythm and western," an eclectic hybrid of R&B, rock and western swing that the band popularized in the late '70s and early '80s.

Founded by the great rockabilly guitarist Bill Kirchen and other musicians moonlighting from Commander Cody's band, the Lost Planet Airmen, the Moonlighters' eponymous debut album included "Midnight in Memphis," a band original that was covered by Hoyt Axton and Asleep at the Wheel and a song that Bette Midler sang on the double platinum soundtrack album from the movie "The Rose."

The Moonlighters' second album, "Rush Hour," was produced in London by Nick Lowe. But their local fans were disappointed that neither record captured the excitement of the band's live concerts.

On one memorable night when the Moonlighters were the unofficial house band at Rancho Nicasio, for instance, Naomi Judd, who was working at the West Marin roadhouse as a waitress, sat in with her then pre-teen daughter, Wynonna, both of them wearing matching cowgirl outfits. With the hyper-energetic Kirchen up front, the band was always wildly entertaining.

"The complaints we always got was that our albums were so heavily produced it wasn't like when you went to see the band live," bassist Tim Eschliman told me this week. "They weren't bad albums, but we always got the same feedback from our friends, 'Yeah, they sound great, but they don't sound like you guys that much.'"

Nevertheless, they were the entirety of the band's recorded legacy - until now.

More than 20 years after the Moonlighters went their separate ways, drummer Tony Johnson discovered some old reel-to-reel tapes moldering in a cardboard box in the attic of his San Rafael home.

The unearthed tapes included a trove of live tracks from old KFAT radio shows as well as gigs the band recorded at a favorite Vancouver, B.C., club, the Rockpile.

There was also a clutch of early songs recorded in a variety of studios, including the original Globe Records studio in Mill Valley - band member Austin de Lone's garage.

Just this week, Globe Records released this long-forgotten, previously unreleased material - a dozen live cuts and 13 studio songs - on a double-CD set, "The Missing Moonlighters Live/Studio Closet Tapes." The music covers the range of the Moonlighter's career, from their R&W era into their evolution as a skinny-tie new age, pop/rock outfit in vogue in the early '80s.

"The idea behind the title is that there are two things these CDs bring out that have been missing before," Eschliman explains. "One is the live sound that people were used to but didn't get to hear on the other albums, and the other is this more obscure, secret part of the band, the songs we wrote that wouldn't fit into our shows. In fact, there's a song of mine, 'I Can't Stop Eating,' that has never been performed live. These songs give people a glimpse into the whacky other side of a band when it's left to its own devices."

The centerpiece of the set is a live rendition of the band's first single, "Midnight in Memphis," written by Johnson and recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco.

"That song has been cut a lot of times by a lot of people," Johnson says. "This rendition's got a lot more energy than the one on our original album. It's my favorite version of it."

Like other Marin bands of that era such as Clover and the Tazmanian Devils, the Moonlighters were all skilled musicians in a band that never broke through nationally.

"We were surprised when we didn't get signed by a major label after we did the Nick Lowe album," Johnson says. "We got a good look from a lot of the majors, but record companies like bands with a clear focus, and here we were with four singers and four songwriters playing everything from western swing to New Orleans to Chuck Berry to weird modern things we'd written."

After they disbanded, the core members went on with their lives and careers.

- Kirchen has a large cult following as a "dieselbilly" legend.

- De Lone's played with Elvis Costello, put out solo albums and is a stalwart of the Marin music scene.

- Eschliman runs Globe Records and works with his band, RhythmTown Jive.

- Johnson, who has a masters degree in philosophy from Yale, teaches philosophy at College of Marin and has his own CD and DVD duplication business.

All the members of the band have stayed in touch over the decades, and now, with the new CD set, there is talk of a Moonlighters' reunion. And wouldn't that be a cool coda for a Marin band that never sacrificed its integrity for commercial success?

IF YOU ROCK


- "The Missing Moonlighters Live/Studio Closet Tapes" is being distributed by Marin-based City Hall Records and is available online at globerecords.com.

- The Moonlighters also have a MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/moonies.

Paul Liberatore can be reached at liberatore@marinij.com

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Re: Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues'

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:20 pm

This most obscure of Elvis's recent guest appearances is now on youTube -


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoWsClClTno

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Re: Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues', 2007

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:35 am

http://yeproc.11spot.com/eggs-over-easy ... story.html

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Eggs Over Easy, who hatched pub rock, get long-overdue reissue

By Joel SelvinJuly 26, 2016


Audie de Lone never meant to start a revolution, and, for the longest time, didn’t know he had. But when his Marin County rock group Eggs Over Easy left London in 1971, they had unknowingly sparked the beginnings of what came to be called “pub rock,” a movement that would drastically reshape the British rock scene and, a few years later, give birth to punk rock.


Stranded in London, these three Americans promoted themselves a weekly Monday night gig at a local pub called the Tally Ho in Kentish Town that featured jazz every other night. Within weeks, the place was packed, and the band held down the post for the rest of the year.

“The scene at Tally Ho was ripping,” said de Lone last week at his Mill Valley home, where his baby grand in the living room is covered with clutter, and a poster on the wall advertises the Eggs’ single British tour opening, for John Mayall.

“Shortly after that,” he said, “other pubs opened up over the next year — this whole pub rock scene which we didn’t know about for a few years.”

De Lone returned to Marin and, with Eggs Over Easy, worked the local clubs, did some recordings and faded into obscurity after dissolving the trio in 1980, an obscurity that went undisturbed for the next 35 years.

Last month, following the release of a twin-disc CD set that contains the band’s entire oeuvre (including an unreleased 1971 album recorded in London with Jimi Hendrix producer Chas Chandler), the two surviving members — de Lone and Jack O’Hara — joined Liz Hopkins, daughter of Brien Hopkins, who died in 2007, for a performance in New York City. She is a singer with the popular Southern folk group Delta Rae. Originally they thought she would join them for one song, but she sang the entire set with her father’s old bandmates.

A longtime fan, Matt Hanks, a music business publicist, arranged the reissue deal with Yep Roc Records and whipped up considerable interest in the New York showcase performance; a Talk of the Town profile in the New Yorker is said to be pending. The group has been invited to appear at this year’s Americana Festival in Nashville. A video featuring tributes from Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, Loudon Wainwright and others was posted on YouTube. Elvis Costello and Dan Hicks were also Eggs fans.

De Lone and O’Hara began playing music together when both moved to the Bay Area in the late ’60s. They met Hopkins after moving to New York City in the fall of 1969. The next year, the trio relocated to London to record with producer Chandler at Olympic Studios, where the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin recorded. Contractual disputes would freeze the album’s release for 45 years, by which time the masters had been thrown out by Olympic and the record had to reconstructed from tape copies.

By the time the band left London, Eggs Over Easy was appearing four nights a week at the Tally Ho, the audience dotted with members of newly formed bands such as Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe and Bees Make Honey.

“We were grooving like mad,” said de Lone. “It was a killer good time. We mostly played the pub, 14 to 20 pounds a night for the whole band. We were renting a house, playing music all the time, day and night, writing songs at the pub. It was a total blast.”

The whole pub rock movement was short-lived. It spawned a number of bands, such as Dr. Feelgood and the 101ers, which would evolve into the Clash. There was only one genuine pub rock hit record in the U.S. — “How Long” by Ace. But within a year of the Eggs’ gigs at the Tally Ho, there were 20 or 30 clubs presenting rock bands around London, setting the stage for the punk rebellion of 1977, which turned the entire country’s music scene on its ear.

After returning to the U.S., the Eggs recorded the band’s one official release for A&M Records with ’50s rock ’n’ roll guitar instrumentalist Link Wray (“Rumble”) at the helm. A second album appeared briefly on the custom label operated by rock star Lee Michaels, recorded in the studio Michaels kept behind Mill Valley’s Prune Music.


Oddly enough, the band also kicked the Mill Valley rock club scene into gear with a residency at the Old Mill Tavern when the Sweetwater, Mill Valley’s long-standing rock club, was still called the Office.

With de Lone playing with another Marin County band called the Moonlighters, producer Nick Lowe, who saw many shows at the Tally Ho when he belonged to Brinsley Schwarz, invited the band to record with him in England, spelling an end to the Eggs.

De Lone returned to establish himself as Marin County’s top freelance keyboard player. He has worked with virtually every Marin County band this side of the Grateful Dead. He has lived in the same Mill Valley home since 1976, where he and his wife, Lesley, have raised their children, Richard and Caroline.

Although a BBC documentary a few years ago credited Eggs Over Easy as the flash point for the entire English rock movement of the late ’70s — punk, new wave, everything that happened after 1973, de Lone is not so sure.

“I don’t really know,” he said. “We weren’t there. When we were there, it wasn’t pub rock. It was just Eggs Over Easy at the Tally Ho.”


Joel Selvin is a former pop music critic of The San Francisco Chronicle and the author of several books, including “Altamont,” to be published in August.

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Re: Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues', 2007

Postby erey » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:30 pm

johnfoyle wrote:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/articl ... er-premium

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A video featuring tributes from Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, Loudon Wainwright and others was posted on YouTube. Elvis Costello and Dan Hicks were also Eggs fans.


I assume this is it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9H7O0Yg1Q

Dave Robinson is in it, too. EC gets a namecheck from Huey.

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Re: Elvis on Austin de Lone album 'Soul Blues', 2007/ Eggs Over Easy compilation 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:50 am

A discussion elsewhere has made me realise this photo from last year wasn't shared here -

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Elvis Costello has his Eggs Over Easy boxset. Do you?

https://lnk.to/eggsover


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