Tom Dowd & The Language of Music

Tom Dowd & The Language of Music

Absolute favorite quote: “Duane says… you just… you just… keep quiet and watch this guy.” –Dickie Betts on his introduction to Tom Dowd.

My favorite performance is just a smokin rendition of Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.’s. A quicker tempo and more aggressive than what appears on Green Onions. It appears that the video on the documentary is from a performance in Olso, Norway in April of 1967.

Tom Dowd is referenced numerous time on Live From Daryl’s House. In particular see the Diane Birch track Daydreamin’ & the Eli Reed track Intro – You Can Run On. Click on the playlist as there aren’t direct links to the tracks. And of course Booker T. is currently featured on a two-part episode, the first part of which features Mayer Hawthorne.

I thought the narrative of the first half was a little choppy, but highly recommended none the less!

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