Musical palate cleanser, horn-y edition

With the news of the passing of Hugh Masekela, the South African trumpeter, I have to post my first experience hearing his work, the immortal Byrds hit, “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star”.

There’s a lot of brilliant musicianship packed into that two minutes and thirteen seconds… McGuinn’s guitar work, Hillman’s bass line and, of course, that sinuous trumpet.  Great, great song.


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11 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, horn-y edition

  1. JG Shellnutt

    “Roger Mcguinn had a twelve string guitar, it was like nothing I’d ever heard”


  2. PharmDawg

    No Gene Clark? It can’t be The Byrds.


    • With the exception of Crosby’s woefully self-indulgent “Mind Gardens”, Younger Than Yesterday is one of my favorite albums. Chris Hillman stepped up admirably to fill the vacuum Clark’s departure created.


  3. Huntindawg

    Is there a word (other than irritating) for a poster that says the same thing over and over again? Please start a music blog Senator.


  4. Skydawg

    Agree with you on Younger than Yesterday, Senator. But I even like the late stuff because , well, Clarence.

    For Gene I’m partial to that early album with the Gosdin Bros. Not a bad song in the bunch.


  5. illini84

    Hugh Masekela – Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song) – at Monterey Pop 1967


  6. Nashville West

    Thanks for the Byrds Senator, always a treat. Saw Chris Hillman about a year ago here in Nashville West. He did an acoustic concert with a current version of the Desert Rose band. Really good stuff, worth seeing if they ever take it on the road.


  7. illini84

    Here’s a shot from the Grammy Museum with McGuinn’s 12 string!