Cover Of The Rolling Stone – Dave Manchester

25 07 2010

Figured I’d try this one, as a Lark…— dredeyedick

July 24, 2010

from http://bit.ly/bBishu

The Cover of the Rolling Stone” is a song by Shel Silverstein satirizing success in the music business.

Its narrator laments that his band has not been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine despite having the superficial attributes of a successful rock star, including drug usage, “teenage groupies, who’ll do anything we say” and a frenetic guitar solo.The song was first recorded by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, reaching number six on the U.S. pop chart. It was the band’s second single, and the band did get on the cover of Rolling Stone — albeit in caricature rather than a photograph and with the caption “What’s-Their-Names Make The Cover”.

BBC Radio refused to play the song, as it contained the name of a commercial publication (Rolling Stone) and could therefore be considered advertising. The song was re-recorded and rush released in the UK as “The Cover of the Radio Times” (Radio Times being the name given to the weekly television and radio guide published by the BBC), which did find its way onto playlists.

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Mountain Laurel – Dave Manchester on the Open Stage

10 07 2010

This is my set from the Open Stage at the 2010 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, PA.   Recorded June 25, 2010.  I played “I Truly Understand” (traditional),  “She’s A Woman” (McCartney),  and “Stealin'” (traditional).

I made a bunch of Resonators for the show, and spoke briefly about them after the first tune.  Gregg Averett, the MC, had some very kind words about my performance.   I hope I can live up to them.-dcm

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April 5, 2010, and Still WaitingForTheFederals

10 04 2010

Here’s the latest video I’ve had a chance to upload from the weekly jams I’ve been recording.

The tale is told of slaves in the American South at the end of the Civil War singing this to one another, hearing the gunboats coming up the river.

An online search turned up this accounting of lyrics.  More importantly, it turned up this banjo rendition.  It seems a useful reference archetypal symbol, musically speaking.  Moreover, I found this awesome list!

Since February 1, 2010, I have been posting video of the old time jam and hobo music at John’s Pub in Mystic CT on monday nites (the jam, not the posting).

All are mirrored at

I hope You Enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed making them!

Cheers, Dave Manchester

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