17 December 2012
I found this bit of footage of Billy Preston and Nat "King" Cole in 1957. I wasn't sure where to put it. But thinking about Billy, and how he was the "5th Beatle" in 1969, I thought it might be nice to open up a discussion about Billy's contribution. Here is an 11-year-old Billy performing Blueberry Hill with Nat "King" Cole...
1 November 2012
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1 November 2012
I read somewhere that Billy Preston got very annoyed with Paul during the "Let It Be" recording sessions, because Paul was such a perfectionist, whereas Billy just like to play how he "feels" at the moment.
There's a scene in the movie "Let It Be" that shows Paul trying to explain to George a very subtle electric guitar lick he wants, and Paul has to keep explaining it over and over and over and over..... you can tell George's patience is wearing thin, but nevertheless George keeps trying...
I prefer the Paul perfectionist style in music, myself.
27 December 2012
^ The part where he teaches that falling guitar lick in the LIB movie to John.
BTW I didn't realise that Billy had an OK voice (SPLHCB kinda ruined it for me). The radio station played a Billy Preston song it was called "Nothing from Nothing" ( couldn't remember the song but it had a familiar intro)
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
8 November 2012
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