Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rene Best Musician- Water Music / Waco Texas

Rene Best Musician

The original band formed under the name Oxford Circus and became Water Music. Click on the link to see more pictures and get more information.

Solid Ground with Special Guest Jimmy Page

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Boot Legged Recording of Solid Ground and Jimmy Page at the Crystal Bay Club, May 29,1991
Solid Ground
Debbie McIntyre, Rene Best, Chris Schauer



A band I played in “Solid Ground” played with Jimmy Page at the Crystal Bay Club on May 29, 1991,  Funny things happen when you're packing to move; you find a lot of the stuff you thought you lost. Last night after all these years I found part of a recording of the night Jimmy Page played with Solid Ground. I hope to find the rest of the recording. We did have pictures of the show but the keyboardist for the band ripped them off. He also is the one the band suspects boot legged the recording of the show against Jimmy’s wishes, after he specifically told the band that night not to do it. I want Jimmy to know the rest of the band had nothing to do with the boot legged recordings.

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

Cauldron with Pete Elman

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.