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    Kris Kristofferson....

    Geez, this dude is amazing. Spent some time listening to The Silver Tonged Devil and I.....disk is still spinnin' as I can't hit stop.
    So I tuned the Larrivee, drop D, then DADGAD.

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    I don't know his own singing at all really but I do know that anyone who had anything to do with Janice Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee is okay in my book.

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    He was a pretty decent actor as well, although even he couldn't save the mess that Heaven's Gate was....
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    I was afraid this was one of those posts, glad to see ol Kris is on the right side of the grass

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ae1203 View Post
    I was afraid this was one of those posts, glad to see ol Kris is on the right side of the grass
    I too thought it was going to be one of those post remembering of another great one who has past on.

    .... glad to hear his music is still being discovered. I met Kris Kristofferson a couple times back when he did a few walk-on's in little place called the "The Sundance Saloon" in Calabasas, CA back in the 70's.

    I was just kids back then, but was often brought in to sit in the back by the bar as my mother used to manage saloon and book a lot of the live performances.... seen a few other as well, Dickie Betts, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Rabbit, Willie Nelson just to name a few.... man this bring back memories when times where so much different than today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROAD&DIRT View Post
    ... I met Kris Kristofferson a couple times back when he did a few ...

    ...seen a few other as well, Dickie Betts, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Rabbit, Willie Nelson just to name a few.... man this bring back memories when times where so much different than today!
    Thats cool.

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    Lots of great songs written by Kris.

    Here's Kris and Johnny together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I don't know his own singing at all really but I do know that anyone who had anything to do with Janice Joplin's Me and Bobby McGee is okay in my book.
    I'm sorta partial to Roger singing it myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    I'm sorta partial to Roger singing it myself.

    Oh my. Not sure "Holding Bobby's body next to mine" sung by Roger works with the spirit of the song writing.....not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    Way, way, to straight/mainstream for me. More like musac at work.
    Did he ever have one song that 'kicked out the jams'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Oh my. Not sure "Holding Bobby's body next to mine" sung by Roger works with the spirit of the song writing.....not that there's anything wrong with that.
    It's interesting how our first exposure to something can set the tone for subsequent experiences.

    "Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_and_Bobby_McGee

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    Roger Miller really brings back some great memories but not from the type of time/place you might expect.


    King of the Road used to be on the Juke Box at this place when I lived next to it and would go frequently: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rathskeller

    At first I thought people were playing that song all the time in a punk bar as a joke, and some of them probably were, but like me I think most of us grew to actually really like the song.
    And there was just something surreal about hearing it when your there to see Husker Du or similar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrhAC0dFis0

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    Next time you listen see if you can hear Bobbi.

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    I sure hope everyone responding to this thread saw the PBS special "country music" by Ken Burns, It was exceptional imo. best he has ever done. There was a segment on Kris.

    When listening to his work, keep in mind that he was a Rhodes Scholar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I sure hope everyone responding to this thread saw the PBS special "country music" by Ken Burns, It was exceptional imo. best he has ever done. There was a segment on Kris.
    ^this

    I found it very fascinating. A very good American history lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    ^this

    I found it very fascinating. A very good American history lesson.
    Thanks for recommending this as I am all over it!! And thanks for some great comments regarding Kris.
    So I tuned the Larrivee, drop D, then DADGAD.

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    The story behind this session is in the documentary and I think most if not all of the people playing & singing are featured somewhere in the documentary.

    Best when played on a decent system with the bass and volume turned up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ae1203 View Post
    I was afraid this was one of those posts, glad to see ol Kris is on the right side of the grass
    ... give it a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    The story behind this session is in the documentary and I think most if not all of the people playing & singing are featured somewhere in the documentary.

    Best when played on a decent system with the bass and volume turned up.
    I have to turn it up, just to hear it over the tinnitus and hearing loss caused by loud music!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    nice version by the writer
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    ^this

    I found it very fascinating. A very good American history lesson.
    and an incredibly important part of american history/sociology/anthropology!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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