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Tripping The Live Fantastic
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5 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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I just bought that awesome album, and I have a question. Paul sings duet with someone (likely of his touring band then) on ebony and ivory. Can anyone tell me who the other person is. His rythm guitarist/bassist was one of the lead singers of a band called average white band so probably it was him

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5 September 2012
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Ok, that's pretty hilarious if you think about it: Paul duetting with the former AWB singer on "Ebony & Ivory"!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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6 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Ok, that's pretty hilarious if you think about it: Paul duetting with the former AWB singer on "Ebony & Ivory"!

So Paul must've been representing 'ebony' in this case.  lol  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

6 September 2012
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I was thinking that Paul was "ivory" actually. AWB were a pretty black-sounding band!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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6 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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Thank you very much paulsbass

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3 October 2012
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Oh man... I'll never forget this show. Saw it in Foxboro, MA. 5th row.

A square is not a square when the sides are less than four...

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Von Bontee said
I was thinking that Paul was "ivory" actually. AWB were a pretty black-sounding band!  

They certainly were despite originating from Dundee in Scotland. Apparently, after hearing them jam in their fledgling days, a friend was heard to mutter "this is too much for the average white band" and the name was born...

The guy's name is Hamish Stuart and his falsetto style vocals compliment McCartney's. He's the hairy one with the beard in this rather funky performance ....(narrows it down a bit eh.?) mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Anyway, tripping the light fantastic is, in my opinion, by far the best of McCartney's live concert recordings; the version of coming up is the best I've ever heard and the groovy horn parts in the middle 8 section could have been the AWB themselves in their heyday....paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

And my bird can't sing......!!

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A fantastic solo, great vocal, and I love the lyrical adaptions (plus I've always been enamoured by the ending - "it's the biggest aspidistra in the world!").

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meanmistermustard said
A fantastic solo, great vocal, and I love the lyrical adaptions (plus I've always been enamoured by the ending - "it's the biggest aspidistra in the world!").

  

This one came on shuffle the other day while I was in the car.  I forgot it existed. It is a really good track!

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