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isaiah imani (isaiah)
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Username: isaiah

Post Number: 186
Registered: 8-2004
Posted From: 216.148.244.92
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Listening recently to, both, Spyder Turner and Ben E. King's versions of Stand By Me confirmed for me just why I have always loved Spyder's version just a touch more than Ben's, and that is the "stage Performance" type delivery Spyder gives in his recording of the song... By that, I mean, Spyder is giving us a taste of what a performer might do with a song in live performance, as opposed to on vinyl, and that has to be seen as unique even near 40 years later...

Spyder, what I'd like to know from you is, what inspired you to record the song in this way? The song is, in its original form, a gospel song, an inspirational song - particularly as performed by Ben E. King. So what is the genesis of the idea to "play" with it, and give it a new life, a twist, so to speak, and make it a soul classic???(smile!) BTW, the song as done by Spyder displays his RAP ability, his Improvisational ability, and yet loses none of the obvious GOSPEL chops which he definitely has...

Spyder, enough blowing smoke on my part, man... Can you tell us from whence the inspiration came for you to totally transform this already classic inspirational song, into a classic Soul and Rhythm&Blues riff??? Appreciate your response, brother...

Peace!
Isaiah
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Spyder Turner (spyder_turner)
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Post Number: 159
Registered: 7-2004
Posted From: 68.42.246.252
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HI ISAIAH,
TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, I HAVE TO GIVE PROPS TO CHUCK JACKSON.
I ALWAYS LOVED THAT SONG SO I USED TO SING IT EVERY TIME I GOT A CHANCE TO PERFORM. AT THAT TIME CHUCK JACKSON WAS ONE OF MY IDOLS, I LOVED EVERY THING HE SANG,I MEAN I SUNG DAMN NEAR ALL OF HIS RECORDS, HELL I THOUGHT I WAS CHUCK. MY FAVORITES THAT I SUNG AT SHOWS WERE,
BEG ME
I DON'T WANNA CRY
I WAKE UP CRYING
SO WHEN CHUCK JACKSON LIVE AT THE APOLLO CAME OUT, I HAD TO BUY IT. ON THAT ALBUM CHUCK SANG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BY JAMES BROWN. IN THAT SONG HE IMITATED JACKIE WILSON AND JAMES BROWN. ONE NIGHT WHILE I WAS SINGING STAND BY ME, I IMITATED JACKIE, JAMES, AND CHUCK, I GOT A STANDING OVATION SO I STARTED ADDING OTHER ARTIST AND IT BECAME MY SHOWSTOPPER FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE I RECORED IT. ONE NIGHT CLAY MACMURRY WAS IN THE AUDIENCE AND HEARD ME DO IT AND AFTERWARDS TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO RECORD IT AND BY THE WAY CLAY WAS THE PRODUCER, HE PRODUCED THE THE SINGLE AND THE ALBUM AND DIDN'T GET ANY CREDIT FOR IT.
THE STAND BY ME THAT BECAME A HIT WAS A DEMO
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isaiah imani (isaiah)
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 8-2004
Posted From: 216.148.246.92
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 1:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spyder, thanks for the inside story on a legendary record, man... Chuck Jackson is a man among men, on and off the stage, and a great role model for anyone... Once again, your rendition of the song was major here in New York City back then, and I just want to thank you for the memory, as well as the fabulous inside story about its creation...(smile!)

Peace!
isaiah

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