John Hammond

William Sakovich sakovich@GOL.COM
Sat Jun 6 20:07:31 EDT 1998

In article <<>, Andy Allu <> wrote:

> In additon to Jimi Hendrix (then still Jimmy James) the other guitar player
> was Randy Wolfe (who later became Randy California of Spirit)... John Paul
> Hammond has always attracted the finest backup musicians.  Duane Allman rode
> all night in the back of a milk truck from Georgia to Muscle Shoals Alabama to
> play slide on a couple of tunes on Hammond's "Southern Fried" LP on Atlantic
> back in 1969...

I'm not saying this is wrong, but a milk truck? What kind of milk
trucks drive that far? Unless it was an old milk truck that a hipster
had bought used.

Allman wound up playing at Muscle Shoals for about six months. Was
this what got him there?

- Bill Sakovich

   The 'ao' pronunciation of long 'o's' is perhaps the most classic
example of Bawlmerese. Whether sung with force or vigor in the
national anthem ('AO, say does dat stor spangelt banner yet wabe?')
or used in casual conversation ('Ao ma Gawd, did chew see dat? He
got de sem-ten split!') your pronunciation of 'o' marks you as a
native as surely as does your skill at dissassembling crabs.

     - Ernest Smith, "Hey Hon! How to Talk Like a Real Bawlamoron"


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