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Breakaway
10-06-2018, 06:38 PM
I know there are some musicians on the WBF. Some will likely know of Mannys Music on 48th Street in NYC. It was where, " everybody", including most luminary players, went to buy instruments. It was the heart of, Music Row, between 6th and 7th avenues

Mannys has been closed about 10 years and now the building that housed it has been razed. Here's my cousin, lead guitarist in a hardcore band, looking on and reminiscing.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181006/3d557c9c8854220ee23db3ef9590403a.jpg

Kevin


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isla
10-07-2018, 10:41 AM
Sorry I missed this earlier Kevin. I didn't know the shop was closed, that's a shame.
Maybe apocryphal, but I think Manny's was where Clapton's guitar roadie bought several used Fender Strats, then spent several days swapping the necks and bodies until he got a combination that really sang. That guitar became Clapton's favourite which he christened 'Blackie'.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-07-2018, 11:34 AM
Sadly gone - bit like Bill Lewington from Shaftesbury Av.

Breakaway
10-07-2018, 11:46 AM
but I think Manny's was where Clapton's guitar roadie bought several used Fender Strats, then spent several days swapping the necks and bodies until he got a combination that really sang. That guitar became Clapton's favourite which he christened 'Blackie'.

I've heard that story, too. And others like it. Dylan was a regular; Paul Simon bought his first guitar there; George Harrison tried to buy the " demo guitar," ( to demo effects, Manny had a special guitar, so that regular stock would not get scratched just to sell a pedal. Everybody played that guitar) but Manny refused to sell it to him! Etc, etc, etc, There is a book detailing and compiling all these stories. So much history.

Check this out:

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What the place looked like.

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Norman Bernstein
10-07-2018, 12:35 PM
I went to Manny's many times during my high school years.... took the #135 bus in Linden NJ, to the Port authority building, and walked up to 47th street. I bought a Vox guitar... didn't like it, returned it and bought a Hagstrom guitar, which is what I used until I finally got an Epiphone Casino.

Jim Bow
10-07-2018, 01:05 PM
What are the items on the Hendrix receipt? I can read the strings and the Led Paul.

Breakaway
10-07-2018, 01:25 PM
What are the items on the Hendrix receipt? I can read the strings and the Led Paul.

An Epiphone Casino ( A guitar, like Norm's ! :) )

The Innovex was an early synthesiser

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The Echoplex was / is a delay effect.

Here is a new one. Jimi's was likely a bigger box with a remote footswitch.


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Kevin

isla
10-07-2018, 01:27 PM
What are the items on the Hendrix receipt? I can read the strings and the Led Paul.

There's an Epiphone Casino and an Echoplex on the list.

Sorry cross post |:)

isla
10-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Frank Hessy's was our favourite music shop in Liverpool back in the 60s. We (me and my first band) used to stand outside posing every Saturday morning, and occasionally go in and buy a string or a plectrum (how sad is that?). My first electric guitar, a white Framus 335 style semi-acoustic, came from there.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/liIusO4xMMU/hqdefault.jpg

And Rushworths, where John and George bought a pair of Gibson J160s

https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-934d99df9332fc7b82743da7266c4aae-c

Inside Hessy's (very small compared to Manny's). The tubby bloke in the white sweater is Jim Gretty who was the long suffering guitar salesman. He was a good guitarist in the style of Chet Atkins.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoVvga8CUAAKivC.jpg

Breakaway
10-07-2018, 01:44 PM
^ Very cool, Isla.

Kevin

isla
10-07-2018, 02:42 PM
^ Very cool, Isla.

Kevin

It sends shivers down my spine looking at those old images.
The top photo of Hessy's shop front is from the mid - 1990s just before it closed down. The Ibanez, Schecter or whatever in the window gives the game away, as does the car reg. plate (L = 1993). but the b&w images will be 1962 or 1963, see the hairstyle transition on some of the young customers between rock n' roll and the Beatles.

Looks like John Lennon's Gibson 160 sold for $2.4 million in 2015..
https://www.beatlesbible.com/2015/11/07/john-lennon-gibson-j-160e-jumbo-guitar-auction-2-41-million/

Breakaway
11-05-2018, 10:26 PM
Update:

Joe Bonamassa, known for his, " Guitar Safaris," in which he seeks out certain special instruments, used those skills to hunt down and acquire the sign from Manny's (https://jbonamassa.com/features/2018/mannys-music-sign/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJVMk0yRm1ZalU1WWpBeSIsInQiOiJVb UF0OFkzSFRJT2l3RkpaSlpMQUs0R01EMUZ0R1VxY3czWDZQc1l GaUhuSWdQVklMRkZuczRub3BjeWpmRFVLaW1aMHBWNVFcL2xkU 296MFJmNVp1SmlURkxPcmk2VVhiRlpMeE9PYlZ0cWdycE9kUVR ES0huQWk0MFFEZmMxanMifQ%3D%3D)for his personal collection. The sign is three stories tall and includes a clock! ( LOL)

Must be nice to be a millionaire blues player!

Lucky for all us music nerds and Joe Bonamassa, there is another cool historical connection happening with this iconic store! Joe wanted the Manny’s Music sign! Venturing into this as a guitar safari, the process wasn’t that easy but with a lot of phone calls, negotiating, pleading, some blood, sweat and a few bumps here and there, the sign was saved right before the building was scheduled to be demolished. Mind you, this is a three-story sign named Manny’s it also has a large clock attached. Most of us at J&R Adventures pondered and possibly made a few bets as to where it was finally going to rest – Nerdville East or Nerdville West? Hmm, well after it has sat in a non-disclosed place, for a while, it will finally be reconstructed in all its glory and proudly be displayed at the Song Bird Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It will be displayed there for a while until Joe decides where it’s going next. In the meantime, stay tuned because Joe will be giving you updates on the journey of this sign!

https://jbonamassa.com/features/2018/mannys-music-sign/img/article-img-2.jpg

Kevin

isla
11-06-2018, 04:57 AM
Thanks Kevin. I don't think that would fit on my wall :d

Here's a hot Bonamassa track for you..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69EcnxJmnd4

Breakaway
11-06-2018, 02:22 PM
Thanks Kevin. I don't think that would fit on my wall :d




Slacker! :D


That is a hot number. I especially like the second solo where he passes it off to the other guitarist who does some nice runs with pinch harmonics. ( Who is that guy?)

Kevin

isla
11-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Slacker! :D


That is a hot number. I especially like the second solo where he passes it off to the other guitarist who does some nice runs with pinch harmonics. ( Who is that guy?)

Kevin

I really don't know the second guitarist, but I'm seriously impressed. Bass and drums are Joe's regular touring guys, at least on recent concerts I've seen online. You probably recognized the singer as Ian Gillan.

AnalogKid
11-06-2018, 04:05 PM
I really don't know the second guitarist, but I'm seriously impressed. Bass and drums are Joe's regular touring guys, at least on recent concerts I've seen online. You probably recognized the singer as Ian Gillan.

The clue is in the title of the video, the vocalist is Jimmy Barnes. I admit in that vid he looks a little like Gillan, but they sound nothing like each other.

isla
11-06-2018, 05:29 PM
The clue is in the title of the video, the vocalist is Jimmy Barnes. I admit in that vid he looks a little like Gillan, but they sound nothing like each other.

Sorry my bad Y:o I'm not familiar with Jimmy Barnes and thought he was the Hammond player, he plays such a major part in the session. It's part of a series of 40th anniversary sessions with various bands doing tracks from Purple's 'Machine Head', so I jumped to the obvious conclusion, forgetting that Gillan is now 73 years old, while Jimmy Barnes is a youthful 56 (duh!) I'll do my homework next time |:)

AnalogKid
11-06-2018, 05:41 PM
Good grief, I thought Barnesy was older than that. I last saw Gillan and Deep Purple play in 2013, and Jimmy Barnes supported Springsteen in 2014. Gillan wasn't quite himself, nursing a back injury from skiing, but I'd still take his performance over Jimmy's any day.

I was wondering who the keyboard player was also, but it's no one I recognise. I'd argue that Jon Lord is a harder act to follow than Blackmore...

isla
11-06-2018, 06:02 PM
Jimmy Barnes, both on his own, and as lead singer for Cold Chisel, is the top-selling Australian musician...probably ever.

PS..he was born in Glasgow.

I thought that would be Angus Young, or maybe Kylie :rolleyes:

Hwyl
11-06-2018, 06:06 PM
From the Youtube comments.

Lead Guitar: Joe Bonamassa Lead Vocals: Jimmy Barnes Keyboards: Arlan Schierbaum Rhythm Guitar: Brad Whitford Bass Guitar: Michael Rhodes Drums: Anton Fig