Joe Schermie Fans! (Three Dog Night)

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  1. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Similar to my James Jamerson Fans page on Facebook, I created a tribute page for another favorite bassist of mine, Joe Schermie of Three Dog Night fame. Time to give him his due!!! Please check it out and join up! Thanks!
    https://www.facebook.com/joeschermiefans?ref=hl
     
  2. JimK

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    Love Schermie…I don't do Facebook, though.
     
  3. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Aww! :-( If things get going, I'm considering a website, and I'll extend an invite!
     
  4. JimK

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    ...what's your favourite Schermie tunes?

    Do own his post-3 Dog Night band album called SS Fools?
     
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  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Oh man, SO many! Lady Samantha, One Man Band, I Can Hear You Calling. I like the LP cuts as much or more than the hits. Some pics of my Schermie Jazz:
     

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  7. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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  8. Roscoe East

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    That's one of my favorite Three Dog Night tunes!

    Also "Liar" ...though to be honest I have no recollection of the bassline to that song.
     
  9. JimK

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    There's a nice drum/bass breakdown in "Liar".

    "Out In The Country" is a favourite of mine…minimal bass over those nice guitar chords during the verses; Jimmy Greenspoon's haunting organ "solo". Love it.
     
  10. AltGrendel

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    Same here.
     
  11. JimK

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    That makes 2 of us…
     
  12. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

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    Saw Joe several times back in the day. Great pocket player!
     
  13. FranF

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    Definitely great pocket player! And he had to approach that from a slightly different angle with Floyd's unique drumming. Some really amazing stuff going on between them, a lot of it very unconventional...
     
  14. MichaelVee

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    I was (and still am!) a fan of Joe's playing. 3DN was peaking back when I was in high school. I first heard Harmony, when "Old Fashioned Love Song" was on the charts and I picked up the LP. Liked all those tunes, and those lovely, slow grooves that Joe and Floyd created. A friend of mine turned me on to It Ain't Easy next, and I loved "Out in the Country" and most all those tunes too. I heard all of their first few albums, but didn't care for the albums post-Harmony. I probably should give those later ones another listen.

    The music is very much in that era, some is very dated sounding, but a big bunch of it is classic.

    The Joe and Floyd show!

    And I loved their outfits in the picture on the back of the Harmony album! I wanted to wear those clothes, but JCPenney in my hometown in Kentucky didn't really carry those.. :) (I just did a Google images search for that photo but couldn't find it. Darn!)
     
  15. FranF

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    Actually, the 2 LPs after Harmony are Joe too, Seven Separate Fools and Around The World (live). Both excellent. Joe left in early '73 and went on to start SS Fools. The Dogs flamed out by '75, and poor Jack Ryland (also died too young) was really only on two hits, The Show Must Go On and Shambala. Thanks for chiming in, and go like my Joe fan page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/joeschermiefans?ref=hl
     
  16. JimK

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    Do you have SS Fools…the album?
    If so, how about a capsule review?
     
  17. FranF

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    Yes I do. I will listen over the weekend. It's been a long time since I listened! I do have a few tracks up on the fan page.
     
  18. SnappyFerret

    SnappyFerret What it is, what it is Supporting Member

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    I always loved the bass playing on Three Dog Night songs. It's great to know who the man is behind the bass lines. Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. JimK

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    Cool!
    I'm sure you have seen "Try A Little Tenderness" from the old Beat Club (German TV Show). It's 1-Dog Night (Corey Wells is the lone vocalist)…anyway, the band kicks ass on this performance.
     
  20. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Yes! Too bad it isn't live though. Great version....
     
  21. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

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    +1 Another great one.
     

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