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Chris Jones

Post by radioeng2 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:51 pm

A couple years ago, I ran across Chris Jones and picked up a double album release of his.

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It was kind of hard to find and a bit pricey but it turned out I liked it quite a bit. It apparently didn't make it onto any of the CF discs, so here is a link to what is probably his signature song....The first cut off that album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBc72LfU2E0

That song is kind of ironic, after you hear...the "rest of the story". If it doesn't come across on your puhter, it's a very full kind of recording. As in a strong punch and great bass. He's quite a guitar player.

That first disc of his I picked up is a dual album. Turns out it was a new release packaged along with his very first album...which had come out back in the dark days of LP only and wasn't very available any more. Hence, the idea of making it available again I suppose. Here is that album...

http://www.amazon.com/Moonstruck-no-loo ... hris+jones

Well, a couple days ago I was looking at something else and came across the Stockfisch website and stumbled into his name. Turns out he recorded for them for sometime...until he passed away back in 2005. Wow...I had no idea he was already gone. Kind of a shock when you've listened to him cranked up until you can hear every nuance of his voice so many times...singing "....long, long after you're gone".

Here is the Stockfisch artist page on Chris Jones...
http://stockfisch-records.de/pages_art/sf12_chjo_e.html

And when you read the tribute page to him, you really get a sense of who he was...
http://stockfisch-records.de/pages_art/ ... dd1_e.html

I've went ahead and ordered another album of his, and I'll comment later if my impression changes, but on the Moonstruck album it sound carefully compressed to add punch and loudness. But it's not with a heavy hand and it still works well. Stockfisch is pretty good and it's one of their releases, which explains it's relative hard to access status and kind of steep prices.

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Re: Chris Jones

Post by radioeng2 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:15 am

Listening to some older music collection playlist of mine while in the shop this morning and among them was a cut that made it into the CF2015 disc. Thought I'd say something about it.

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The title track, Roadhouses and Automobiles, is I believe cut #9 on the CF15 disc. When I hear it, it never fells to grab me as it's such a self prophetic cut from Chris. As mentioned above, Chris passed a few years ago...exactly as this song talks to. And sometimes the daily grid and pressures can make it so a person can relate to emotion of the song that much more. Listed here...

http://www.amazon.com/Roadhouses-Automo ... hris+jones

Also on the CF15 disc, in the extended portion available on the DVD-A version, is a slightly different feeling song also featuring Chris with another great artist, Sara K. It's an acoustic set done on the road in Europe while on a tour sponsored by B&W speakers. She sings and stums guitar a little from one side of the stage and he sets on the left side and just jams along to whatever she is doing. He spent a lot of time doing just exactly that sort of thing, touring in Europe, playing all kinds of smaller places with all kinds of other artists.

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That whole album the cut is from is well done technically and features such outstanding acoustic guitar with Chris. Man...that dude had a nice, nice touch. Song samples here...

http://www.amazon.com/Are-We-There-Yet- ... hris+jones

Playing at this moment from my playlist is another song from Chris called "The Last Fallen Leaf" also from the Roadhouses disc. Just Chris strumming the guitar solo. Just wow!

Roadhouses and Automobiles...a great album and meaningful song.

Mark
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Re: Chris Jones

Post by Don » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:11 pm

Markie,

I guess I was a bad boy this year as I didn't get my CF CD15 hookup. :rolleyes: However, got a "bootleg" copy burned from another member. =D>

I had never heard of Chris Jones before. However, have been listening to numerous cuts on U tube. He was a very talented artist. A tragic loss. The title cut Roadhouses and Automobiles is one of favorite cuts of his. "Long after you're gone" and "Thank you" are two other favorites.

"Roadhouses and Autombiles"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQrmdTCA34Y

"Long after you're Gone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-h6MoF7HLA

"Thank you"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLO2f2jIlc

Thanks for bringing this great artist to my attention Markie, via Eric! :lol:

Another great cut is by the artist Niles Lofgren

"Keith don't Go"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6_B1AB9nu8
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Re: Chris Jones

Post by radioeng2 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:17 pm

Glad you enjoy Don! Long After You're Gone was the song that originally was the reason I found Chris.

Check out his guitar playing starting at about 2 minutes into this cut....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86wxVg8z31I


...and read the comments below. 80K it says were at this performance. It seems he was better known over seas than here.

Several cuts off Roadhouses are very good listening. The first CD I pointed out above, Moonstruck, the Roadhouses and the Sara K, and then the bluesy ones, like in this video are in many ways fairly different musical styles. But I enjoy his performances in all them!

Mark
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