RIP Chris Darrow

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  1. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    drummer John Ware announced on FB that Chris Darrow passed away this morning.

    Darrow was at one time a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, backed up Linda Ronstadt in the Corvettes and played on Songs of Leonard Cohen and Sweet Baby James, as well as helping Ben Harper early in his career. His excellent first solo album from 1972, Artist Proof, was reissued by Drag City in 2013. It's great California canyon rock.
     
  2. Mr.Mustache

    Mr.Mustache Forum Resident

    I absolutely loved Will The Circle Be Unbroken and the subsequent volumes. A great musician will be truly missed.
     
  3. CliffL

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    Sad to hear. Chris was also in one of my favorite bands, Kaleidoscope. I didn't realize he'd done a solo album, I definitely want to check it out. RIP
     
  4. Stuggy

    Stuggy Forum Resident

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    There seem to be a number of solo lps by him.
    There were 2 put out together on cd by BGO some time ago which were his 2nd and 3rd lps. Not sure if you can get those for a decent price anywhere.|
    Need to find out if i still have my copy.

    Surprised to hear of his passing a couple of weeks after seeing that the live Kaleidoscope had been circulated again.
    That's worth tracking down.
     
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  5. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    R.I.P.
     
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  6. chickendinna

    chickendinna Homegrown’s All Right With Me

    Chris had a very nice career, he contributed to a lot of great music. RIP Chris
     
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  7. TheDailyBuzzherd

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    Here's Darrow's "Keep Your Mind Open" from Kaleidoscope's "Side Trips":





    So, if you enjoy the string experiments of George Harrison and Brian Jones,
    check these guys out. The beginning of world music.
     
  8. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

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    I really need to check it out. A bit more than just "Mr Bojangles", which I love.
     
  9. AlienRendel

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    It's a terrific album, but I don't believe Darrow appears on it.
     
  10. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    The US Kaleidoscope is one of the most eclectic bands of the very eclectic era of the mid/late 60's. Any lovers of music of that era should check them out.
     
  11. deanrelax

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    Keep Your Mind Open is one true classic. US Kaleidoscope was a very good band. I am very fond of Southern California Drive from A Southern California Drive, one of those west coast deep cuts.
     
  12. Platterpus

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    Jimmy Page was quoted as saying that Kaleidoscope was his ideal band.
     
  13. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    The Dirt, Silver and Gold 3 LP/2 CD set contains quite a bunch of the NGDB tracks that Chris Darrow appears on.
     
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  14. Platterpus

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    RIP Chris. I love all the music from Kaleidoscope.
     
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  16. longdist01

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    RIP Chris Darrow, terribly sad news today.....

    TNGDB was also included in the recent Ken Burn's "Country Music" series documentary
     
  17. Buddybud

    Buddybud Paisley DayGlo Freak!

    I was just listening to Side Trips this morning. Sad loss, great musician..... RIP :cry:
     
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  18. Working Pants

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    Saw Camper Van Beethoven tonight in Cambridge, Massachusetts and they dedicated “O Death” to Darrow and said the Kaleidoscope version was their introduction to the song and template for their arrangement.
     
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  20. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

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  21. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

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    Cocaine Lil
     
  22. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

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    Beware Of Time
     
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  23. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

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    The Sky Is Not Blue Today
     
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  24. TheDailyBuzzherd

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    Yes! Actually quite surprised at that, Great Call.
     
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  25. AlienRendel

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    THIS is the song that initially hooked me.
     
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