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Sat May 5, 2018, 05:22 AM

Sanford Townsend Band - "Smoke From A Distant Fire" (from Midnight Special .. you should watch this)

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GREAT perf of a GREAT song ... wow.

This is what you call KILLING it. Tight as tight gets.

Really impressive.

Despite my near encyclopedic knowledge of 70's music I'm not sure I ever heard this track and never heard of the band, but if I did hear it, it was only was a few times on the radio when very young. Was just watching some TY and came across it and was floored. Dunno how this isn't more appreciated, as it's a very good song.

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Reply Sanford Townsend Band - "Smoke From A Distant Fire" (from Midnight Special .. you should watch this) (Original post)
mr_lebowski May 2018 OP
teach1st May 2018 #1
mr_lebowski May 2018 #2
teach1st May 2018 #3
Bob Loblaw May 2018 #4
OneBlueDotBama May 2018 #5

Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 05:39 AM

1. I have always thought that was Van Morrison

In the mid-seventies, I was living without electricity or much of anything modern. I remember hearing the song a few times, most likely snippets on car radios as I caught rides to and from town. I always assumed it was a Van Morrison Song.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2018, 05:45 AM

2. It's totally his style ... can EASILY see how one could make that mistake ...

I gotta say, this dude's actually got maybe even a bit more impressive set of pipes though ...And I say that as a HUGE Van the Man fan ... the vocals in this performance are incredible. Esp. at the end ... Just a killer tune in every way. Van's maybe got him in the 'soulfulness' dept tho. And certainly in the 'career' sense lol ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat May 5, 2018, 06:00 AM

3. It's a fantastic live performance

And, yeah, great voice.

Being isolated from the world during the time, I didn't hear much music. I was mostly into the Dead and whatever music the people of my commune played around the fires. My impression of the era at the time was that rock didn't know where it was going or what it wanted to do. Now I get to catch up on all of the wonderful music that did come out of that time. Thanks for posting!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 06:15 AM

4. A great song

and a favorite from high school. I always felt I hit every note singing along... of course I had it on so loud I couldn't really hear myself.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:45 AM

5. From Loop Road In T Town

Meaning a street in Tuscaloosa...

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