Low rider was my favourite tune from War, and my favourite clip is this one. Make sure you see the harp solo at 2:48. (looks like the occupational health and safety guys made the lead singer wear safety glasses!)
Never having heard of Tetsuya Nakamura, I did a search and came up with some really tasty stuff like this that he's into now. I believe he's using an B flat minor (E flat minor in second) diatonic on this one.
---------- Lucky Lester
Last Edited by on May 10, 2011 2:58 PM
Nice work Lester, good to see the Mississippi Sax in with those other saxes! We've been messin' with Low Rider a bit lately, it's good to see some more live performances. And very slick stuff now indeed! Don't Japanese gents make great cowboys! :~)
I met Tex at a Festival with War, back in the late 90s in Toledo Ohio. I was helping the lighting guy, and was back stage. After the gig we all went to a jam session where a lot of the other players went. Tex is a great harp player. The War he played with, is not the original War, though. There seems to have been some controversy over who owned the name, and the original was is now the Low Rider Band. Actually the Harp Player that replaced Lee Oskar in Was is non other than Smoky Greenwell, from here in New Orleans. He regularly does Low Rider in his gig here.