July: Terry Reid

This is for Birgit!

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13 Comments on “July: Terry Reid”

  1. im6 Says:

    Birgit is my superlungs, my supergirl!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Thanks, Kat! I just played this song really loud and I hope the neighbors don’t mind that it’s midnight. They need music culture too πŸ˜‰

    Our International Music Festival ended today, it was sunny and warm and the RaΓ― Big Band was really hot.

    • katry Says:

      I was so happy to play a song for you even though I still envy the musical weekend you had.

      This is great music. They remind me of Morocco.

  3. Cuidado Says:

    Love this. Kind of reminds me of Jose Feliciano, who I always liked.

    • katry Says:

      I hadn’t ever heard him before this. I also love it.

      • Idle Mind Says:

        You’d heard of him before, Kat. I sent you “Superlungs, My Supergirl” a few weeks ago. Check your files.

      • katry Says:

        Thanks, im6. I really liked that song when you sent it, but I had forgotten the singer.

      • Birgit Says:

        Good deed, im6.
        Kat, he is a superb singer and great guitarist, but sadly most of his records are overproduced, so it’s not easy to find the gems in between or good quality live recordings.
        I will never get tired of listening to July, which is one of my Desert-Island songs since I bought the record about 3 decades ago. Another gem among others is his Season of the Witch.
        im6, as a renowned Beach Boys fan, did you hear Reid singing Don’t Worry Baby? It’s on his 2012 recording “Live in London” which I think you may like.

      • katry Says:

        I too will try to find those songs.


  4. im6 Says:

    Hadn’t heard “Don’t Worry Baby” by him, Birgit, and found several versions on You Tube — none of which really knocked my socks off (not the best quality). But I do like his take on the song with its bossa-nova sort of vibe. I have to give Cuidado points for having a very good ear. He’s absolutely right… there’s more than a bit of Feliciano in the song “July.”

    As an historical sidenote, here’s a paragraph from Terry’s Wikipedia page which some might find interesting:

    “Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page became interested in Reid’s work, and when The Yardbirds disbanded, Page wanted Reid to fill the vocalist spot for his proposed new group, the New Yardbirds, which was to become Led Zeppelin. Reid had already committed to go on the road with Cream (as an opening act on the 1968 US Tour). So he suggested to Page that he consider a young Birmingham based singer, Robert Plant, instead, having previously seen Plant’s Band of Joy as a support act at one of his concerts. Reid later was offered a position as a member of Deep Purple when they decided to replace singer Rod Evans; Ian Gillan was given the position instead.”


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