30.05.10 Cherokee

Postby wolfgangguhl » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 pm

Thanks, Jos. This guy has uploaded quite a few clips from the show by the way.

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Postby thrund » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:11 pm

Peter Hayman on Yahoo:

Peter Hayman reporting;Yes,Jerry played a high energy,exciting,50 minute show and thrilled his audience.JW Brown and Rusty played with Jerry on the last couple of songs.Jerry's piano playing was inspired and Jerry was in fine voice.Highlights included "sweet little 16" (special piano solo) and "Down The Line" and I liked, "As far as I'm concerned".It could have been an even better show if the piano had been better.I believe it wasn't the easiest piano to play "in time",because of the way some notes played "differently" and louder than other notes.Jerry commented on the piano during the show.Even so,95% of the audience probably didn't notice that it was a ropey piano and were bowled over by the Killer's energetic show,which might have been his best since Shreveport.Jerry looked so smart and cool and was definitely having fun.

Thanks to Peter and Pam!


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Postby RickyNC » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:03 am

I remember the song Johnny B Good was awesome in Cherrokee it reminded me of the youtube video from nashville now 1992 Johnny B Good where he says my time now he was pounding the keys just like that it was awesome, Jerry did make a comment on that piano he said there was a couple of keys/notes sticking then he said Yahmaha looks like they would learn by now..lol

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Cherokee review..12 years later

Postby Lloyd » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:36 pm

It had been twelve years since I last saw The Killer at Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee N.C. He had performed two shows in two nights and I had attended both driving the two hours back and forth from Knoxville because of a lack of hotel rooms that weekend. Even though I got to meet and talk with Jerry after the second show (which is a highlight none of us ever forget) the shows were probably the weakest of the thirty or so concerts of his that I have attended before and since. On those nights he looked and acted tired, disinterested and on auto-pilot.

What a difference a decade makes....and for the better!

Vocally, Jerry sounded more rested, stronger and crisper than I have heard him in quite a while. No forgotten words. Full songs and great effort.

“Down the Line” kicked off the Killers's part of the show. In recent years It's always great to see the relief in the faces of the crowd and hear their enthusiasm when Jerry's piano begins its familiar pumping sound. No doubt many in the audience worried if this old man can make it thru a show. Just a few seconds into “Down the Line” and the answer was loud and clear to everyone in the packed house.

Speaking of loud and clear, several on the forum have mentioned problems with the piano key and Jerry himself commented "What do you expect it's a Yamaha...you would think they would know how to do it by now". Yet I must say, problems or not with sticking keys, the piano was mixed the way one should be for JLL. Way up front, loud and powerful.

The second song, “You Win Again” was a masterpiece. Jerry nailed it perfectly from the singing to the playing. They need a video of that performance in every studio in Nashville and when a young, know it all punk waltzes in claiming to be a country singer, put it on, let him watch and say "Okay, match that".

The highlight of the show for me was a surprise Johnny B. Goode played like the version on “The Session”, perhaps Jerry's best piano solo of the night

Something I noticed that the "Bounce" was back in the Killer's hands on the rockin' numbers. From three-quarters of the way back in the hall I could see those magic hands pumping up and down.

Jerry's mood was very light. Once when an audience member screamed "We love you Jerry" He immediately shot back "I love you too" then added "I looked at myself in the mirror the other day and loved myself".

Toward the end of the evening J.W. Brown and Son were brought on stage to play and Jerry teased the next song a bit than launched into GBOF. It was a great version but the original. I must admit I have grown to prefer the movie extended version. The first notes of WLOS brought the house down and Jerry did not disappoint. No flying stools or piano playing standing up but he did not need to on this night. Twelve years since his last visit to Cherokee, the Great Smokey Mountains were just a little smokier after the Ferriday Fireball had set them ablaze.

Lloyd Daugherty

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Postby Henry » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:34 am

Thank you Lloyd

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Postby Ulli » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:34 am

Thanks Lloyd, for this great review!
Keep Rockin'

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Postby thrund » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:19 am

Logan wrote:various songs audio only


Not really new, he copied the audio of the already on Youtube uploaded video clips, put those together (in less quality as the original mostly), over pics and a new clip is born.


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Re: 30.05.10 Cherokee

Postby wolfgangguhl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:37 pm

Set List (51 minutes)
Down The Line
You Win Again
Johnny B. Goode
Before The Night Is Over
No Headstone On My Grave
Rockin’ My Life Away
Why You Been Gone So Long
C.C. Rider
Roll Over Beethoven
She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
Sweet Little Sixteen
As Far As I’m Concerned
Great Balls Of Fire
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

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