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Kenneth W Smith / Blog

Information about music I have posted.

uly 9, 2010 - Friday All The Kings Horses/Camille Scoggins Category: Music "All the Kings Horses" is a favorite of mine, co-written as well as sung by a very talented song writer/vocalist named Camille Scoggins and myself. Camille is an excellent lyricist and comes up with some very profound melodies to go with those lyrics. There will be more to come from the collection of works which we copyrighted back in the early part of the decade. These songs were done as demos in a 16 track (tape)studio owned by a friend, named Bruce Whidden. Players are Bruce Smith (Camille's brother) on drums, M. Goodrich on bass and guitar, and myself on keyboards/grand piano. The piano was my Kimball "Viennese" grand. Enjoy!

June 12, 2010 - Saturday Tunes on MY Space Current mood: artistic Category: Music I just wanted to give a bit of credit for some playing help that I had on: "If it were Easy"

Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band)----drums and percussion...a dear friend who has helped me many times in many ways. Jaimoe and Lamar Williams and I jammed for hours on end at Jaimoe's house during the 70s. Randy Howard (World Champion Fiddler...2 or 3 years I forget.) Randy played with the greats in Nashville until he passed on a few years back. Kinda reminds you of Charlie Daniels or does CD remind you of him. My vote is the latter...Randy was the best. We miss him. My musical brother Ed Caine played bass. Very good at fretless...see that he's playing upright in Nashville environs now. We worked many many sessions at Muscadine Recording Studio, owned by Paul Hornsby. Great guy, Ed! Elbert Durham--saxophonist extraordinaire! We worked many projects together at several studios in the Macon area. Ed was taking lessons after he apparently knew most everything....ahh...the pursuit of knowledge. Hal Register--GUITAR! Hal is one of those people who knows when and when not play as well as knowing how to play. We worked together for years in a band called Doolittle Pickin'. When Hal gets revved up on the sixes you need to have a fire extinguisher handy. The man is a hot player and one of my musical brothers and a good friend. The recording was engineered by Tad Bush (deceased) who was an engineer for Capricorn Records during the heyday. He recorded this whole thing on 8 track reel to reel, and the amazing thing was, that it was done one player at a time, with the exception of Jaimoe and myself, who were actually playing together. Sounds like everyone was there to me and a lot of folks. This recording was done in the late 1980s. ............................................................ Anemone Waltz That Ain't Me and a Kurzweil 2500X with a lot of time on my hands. Written in 1991 recorded in Australia in 2004. ............................................................ Swing in A for JazzNady This recording was done at a rehearsal on a Zoom recorder just using the condenser mikes on the recorder.

Hal Register again...this time with his new pursuit--acoustic bass...what can I say, Hal is multifaceted and very talented. Ray Watts-- we used to call him Burly Drummer because he was....burly and one hell of a drummer. Mr. press roll! Ray is also one of my musical brothers and dear friend...Ray, Hal and I were all in the aforementioned Doolittle Pickin' Band together. ........................................................... You've Got a Friend in Jesus This song, written by me was on the Larry Howard "Sanctified Blues" album from 1986. I played on this album and later on his "Shout" album...both of them are worth a listen. Very good instrumental is on one of the albums, called "Prisoner of the Lord". Hot stuff for it's time, in my estimation. Thanks to Larry Howard for the use of this cut!