Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
|Boot Legged Recording of Solid Ground and Jimmy Page at the Crystal Bay Club, May 29,1991|
Debbie McIntyre, Rene Best, Chris Schauer
Bill Glahn reviewed the recording on his blog in March 1993. He was tough on the band, Thank God he liked my singing "The male vocalist, a very good southern belter, is prone to calling Page “son.” I don't remember calling Jimmy son. It is a southern thing though, y'all know what I mean?
I don't know why the recording is titled "Up In Smoke". Funny thing is, that is what happened to our relationship with the keyboardist, totally burnt to ashes. Reminds me of another situation with a nasty ex band mate.
I do plan on posting these recordings of the show (Not for Profit) on my website. Jimmy was playing my guitar and Debbie McIntyre sang Hang On Sloopy and I sang the rest of the songs. Finding these recordings has led me to see what was out there on the internet about that night. I cannot believe the curiosity and information that has been posted. At the very least I want folks out there to know the story and give credit to where credit is due and mention all the band members who played on that recording with Jimmy Page. Well maybe not all, I will just ignore the damn keyboardist. I have worked with many musicians with pleasant and difficult dispositions. It is only the very worst of those that I refuse to have any association with, and refuse to recall anytime I spent with them, or mention them on my website www.renebestmusician.com
Saturday, October 18, 2014
|Richard Savory; Bass, Tom Holland; Drums, Rene’ Best; Lead Guitar, Pete Elman; Keyboards, Barry Bivens; Vocals|
Check out www.renebestmusician.com for an except from a book Pete is writing about his experience playing music in Austin TX.