Mickey McGivern - Down East Guitar Pickin' album
Bass Guitar – Mark McGivern. Drums – Bill Bartlett (3). Guitar – Mickey McGivern. Piano – Al Mathews (2). Producer – Ben Weatherby. Rhythm Guitar – Artie MacLaren. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
Canadian guitarist Mickey McGivern's mid-1960s album Ring of the Twelve String Guitar included a version of the Rooftop Singers' hit Walk Right I. Guitarist Mickey McGivern, born in the eastern Ontario community of Pembroke, was one of Canada's busiest session musicians in the country field during the 1960s and 70s, recording for the RCA Victor, Quality and low-budget Arc labels. He also released several albums under his own name on Arc, including Ring of the Twelve String Guitar. This album probably dates from the mid-60s, seeing how it includes a version of Walk Right In, which was a huge hit for the Rooftop Singers in 1963.
Pickin' Up the Pieces is the debut album by country rock band Poco, released in 1969. It was one of the earliest examples of the emerging genre of country rock. Several of the songs here date back to Richie Furay's days in Buffalo Springfield. An early version of "What a Day" was included on the Springfield's eponymous box set in 2001. Bassist Randy Meisner appears on the album but quit the band shortly before the record was released
He doesn't give you a lot of why- just "do this until you have it down. But if you do that, you'll find yourself internalizing a lot of important rules and skills that other teachers spell out. Those hokey sounding chord progressions that Mickey wants you to memorize and transpose to other keys are actually teaching you all the standard jazz substitutions.
Mickey’s fourth album – Down East Country Pickin’ – was released in the mid-70’s on the Marathon Records label and it featured many of his original compositions, including the popular Canso Causeway. An Arc Records Various Artists Christmas album also included two instrumental Christmas classics by the duo of Mickey McGivern & Neil Flanz (a revered Canadian steel guitarist). Years before his breakthrough as the busiest guitar player in Canada, Mickey McGivern paid his dues working with a number of touring bands, most notably Kidd Baker & the Pine Ridge Mountain Boys (circa 1950)
Hard times(arc records) featuring mickey mcgivern and the mustangs. Down east guitar pickin& mickey mcgivern. On stage at the edison& featuring mickey mcgivern and the mustangs (arc records). Ring of the twelve string guitar& mickey mcgivern. Dobro mountain music& dean hutchison and mickey mcgivern. Artie mclaren and the mustangs. Over the next twenty years, he fronted a number of bands, most notably Mickey McGivern & The Mustangs, touring Canada and the US and backing such artists as Del Reeves, Johnny Paycheck and Bob Luman. Mickey became one of the most respected session guitarists in Canada, working for RCA, Quality and Arc Records.
Guitarist Mickey McGivern was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1931 and by the age of 17 he was already on the road with The Kidd Baker Show. This was the start of a career that saw him tour coast to coast as leader of Mickey and The Mustangs and a part of backing bands for country singers like Johnny Paycheck, Del Reeves and Bob Luman. McGivern retired in 1980, but was still playing the guitar at his 80th birthday party in 2011 and his musical legacy (as a member of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame) is secure. Hillbilly Funk, a tasty little instrumental with a laid-back groove that reminds me of of Ike Turner’s Gettin’ Nasty, is on one of McGivern’s solo albums, Down East Guitar Pickin’, which was released on Marathon Records in the 1970s.
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Title: Down East Guitar Pickin'
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