insect trust - rfi, c/d

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Like it says, Trevor K. was long gone, but what a discography (I don't think this is complete, but yowza):

dow, Monday, 20 June 2022 20:43 (one month ago) link

xpost thanx for that Big Star link, remynding me of how we got to Insect Trust (mention of Jon Hassell here in part because he was from Memphis, buddies there w Charles Lloyd, and now I'm recalling [reading somewhere] that Palmer was roommate of Pharaoh Sanders way back in Little Rock):

...In an alternate universe where money flowed plentifully, how would someone have approached producing Chilton (or Bell, for that matter)? Eno, Chips Moman and Alex, together in a little red house on the outskirts of Memphis, with Jon Hassell sitting in.

― Edd Hurt, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:14 PM (five years ago) bookmarkflaglink

...In an alternate alternate, still no money, but on his way from school or hooky to the studio, Alex fell in with nascent Insect Trust, and thee rest is history---I just went back to the Insect Trust archives at Perfect Sound Forever, searching on term "Memphis", and wow----Nancy's version is a great place to start: (was thinking there was a picture of Dickinson and maybe his missus in the living room with some of them, ca. '66, but haven't found it yet)

― dow, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:52 PM (five years ago) bookmarkflaglink

I love Nancy Jeffries' singing on the Insect Trust albums, and think their version of "Special Rider" on the first, usually not cited LP is one of the finer late-'60s blooze reinterps. I can hear some affinity between her style and Chlton's for shure... Alex performed at a tribute-wake for Robert Palmer after he died in 1997. I saw Palmer play clarinet with CeDell Davis in Nashville in the '80s, butter-knife slide meets buttermilk licking stick, one of the most memorable avant-blues shows I ever saw.

― Edd Hurt, Thursday, August 25, 2016

dow, Monday, 20 June 2022 21:01 (one month ago) link

Oh well duh, Ed Ward mentions this in the PSF piece, though still dunno where i got "roommate":

Palmer came to New York to work for Robin Leach's magazine Go, and his jazz connections (he'd grown up in Little Rock with Ferrell 'Pharoah' Sanders) brought baritone saxophonist Trevor Koehler, who came up with the Burroughs-inspired band name, into the fold.

dow, Monday, 20 June 2022 21:17 (one month ago) link

Here's (one of several posts of) the full Hoboken:

dow, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:32 (one month ago) link

Oh yeah, and Luke Faust also played with the Holy Modal Rounders, before, after, and maybe during times w IT---like on this 1975 Rounders release: '

dow, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 20:27 (one month ago) link

also an uncredited (from memory) appearance from karen dalton on that lp^

there's a catalogue number in the esp-disk discography for a stampfel/faust lp which i'm not sure exists in any form or not!

s/t is great. still not heard hoboken saturday night.

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 23:12 (one month ago) link

There was a cd at one point cos I have it. Hoboken that is.
I may need a new copy of the s/t I found my old one had been left under a chair leg on the Solidarity Camp when I took it up there. I think that might be the Ascension edition. Great lp anyway. Think I had it on Edsel vinyl too.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 06:43 (one month ago) link

Collector's Choice did a (now long OOP) CD of Hoboken...

Yeah, and would be pretty expensive now, but it's been on the 'Tube a long tyme. And here's the s/t:

dow, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 21:11 (one month ago) link

That's beginning of the whole thing as playlist.

dow, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 21:12 (one month ago) link

My olde computer is weird, but maybe you can play this, by R.L. Watson and Josiah Jones, AKA John Fahey and Bill Barth:

Bill (William Henry) Barth (December 13, 1942 in New York City - July 14, 2000 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) was an American Blues guitarist who along with John Fahey, and Henry Vestine located 1930s blues great Skip James in a hospital in Tunica, Mississippi in 1964. In the late 1960s he was a founding member of the band The Insect Trust. Co-founded the Memphis Country Blues Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Delta blues. Read Full Bio This festival comp is also on Amazon Music, maybe others.

dow, Friday, 24 June 2022 17:20 (one month ago) link

And here they are again, "On The Banks of the Owichita":

dow, Friday, 24 June 2022 17:25 (one month ago) link

Palmer on clarinet with Ornette Coleman and the Master Musicians of Jajouka (supposedly there are a lot more recordings of OC w the MMJ, but dunno if Palmer did any more)(the CD incl. another take of this):

dow, Wednesday, 29 June 2022 17:21 (one month ago) link

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