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Thread: Happy 79th Johnny "Mac"!

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    Happy 79th Johnny "Mac"!

    A bit late, but John McLaughlin's birthday was yesterday, 1/4!


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    Congrats! So glad I saw him in a small church about 10 years ago with a stellar band!
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    Huh.

    I knew there probably was a reason I pulled 'Birds of Fire' out and listened to it yesterday
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    Love the man. Saw him a bunch of times
    3 times with Mahavishnu Mark 1 and 1 time with Mark 2
    Once with Shakti
    Once with the One Truth Band
    And once with the Tony Williams Lifetime, before I really knew who he was.
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    For Christmas, I received two of the 'Shakti - With John McLaughlin' CDs - A Handful of Beauty and Natural Elements.
    I am enjoying them both, especially the interaction with L. Shankar on violin; I can see the progression from Mahavishnu Orch to this ..
    It also has excellent production; the guitar is very clear
    "Normal is just the average of extremes" - Gary Lessor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbassdrum View Post
    For Christmas, I received two of the 'Shakti - With John McLaughlin' CDs - A Handful of Beauty and Natural Elements.
    I am enjoying them both, especially the interaction with L. Shankar on violin; I can see the progression from Mahavishnu Orch to this ..
    It also has excellent production; the guitar is very clear
    If you don't have it yet, the first Shakti album is also essential. To go from screaming Marshall amps in front of thousands of rock fans to sitting on the floor playing esoteric music with a group of Indian guys is an amazing development, even all these years later.

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