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Posted By: GUEST,GUEST Jeff Bloomfield
14-Feb-18 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: looking for les claypool
Subject: RE: looking for les claypool
Gad. This is 4 years after last post.

It was a few years before I graduated high school and Les Claypool was solace and sanity for this then lonely teenager (Sat. night on KRHM). Does anyone remember Jim & Jean's rendition of Phil Ochs' "Crucifixion" on the Claypool show.

When I left for college at the University of Oregon, I took stacks of real-to-real tapes I made of his Saturday night shows. Sadly, I have no idea where these tapes went.

What brought me here, now? A soprano performing Villa-Lobos' next weekend in Berkeley.
Just heard Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 on youtube and suddenly remembered the night Les had played the Baez version and basically said, "Good try, Joan" and then proceeded to play what he called "the definitive"version," the 1945 recording with Brazilian soprano Bidu Sayao, conducted by Villa-Lobos himself. Just listened to that recording on youtube. Still sends shivers down my spine. Thank you Les (wherever you are) for broadening my horizons.