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Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2008, 06:05 AM
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Toto/Jeff Porcaro listeners write international anthem

Cristano ....don't remember his last name. It should be on the website. Look in "Studio Diary".

And yeah---shades of Vinnie indeed. But somehow, I think Jeff would dig it and Si as well.
Simon...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2008, 05:42 PM
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Posted By gretschgal1
Toto/Jeff Porcaro listeners write international anthem

As Discography Project Manager of JEFF PORCARO'S hideous list of credits (702 of 'em, to be exact), at Toto Network---I am privileged and blessed to be part of a global gated community of musicians...
Forum: Drummers 03-07-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 59,583
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

YES, it does. There's a story in Modern Drummer where Jeff talked about tracking that record. Dr. John was on it as well as Paich. JP said he and the guys in 10cc made a loop but had to pull...
Forum: Drummers 03-07-2008, 03:26 AM
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Posted By gretschgal1
JEFF: @ "vOTE#1.COM" on the "Legends" list!

SEVERAL Toto listeners nominated Jeff for the "Best All Time Rock Drummer" and were ignored. (http://www.votenumber1.com/votebestrockdrummers.html)

So...myself and a couple other brave souls...
Forum: Drummers 02-19-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

Hey Steve!
No problem on the confirmation. I discovered MANY tracks that Jeff played on that I'd either forgotten about, or that I just wasn't aware of. With 700 different credits to his name...
Forum: Drummers 02-18-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

Steve,
Tony's correct. It is legit. If you think the video's wacky, check the group photo!


http://totonetwork.com/files/totonetwork/images/boys_0.preview.jpg
The makeup crew did a great...
Forum: Drummers 02-17-2008, 05:32 AM
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Posted By gretschgal1
JP Discography: THANKS TONY!

Big kudos to TonyAKA for an entry from Jeff's credits list that I missed over at Toto Network.

Tony sent me an album and credits for the list and it's now got its own place in the Porcaro Hall of...
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,215
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Gregg Bissonette

Greg's got great time, too.
I'm told that when called on to sit in for Simon on tour, Greg learned the set and just went out and did it. He stayed as true to Jeff's grooves as he could-outta...
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2008, 04:20 AM
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Posted By gretschgal1
"Papa Joe" Porcaro

Have any of you or are you CURRENTLY playing through Joe Porcaro's "Drum Set Method" book???

If so...what are your thoughts?

I got this for myself as a birthday gift. Let's just say it's my...
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,215
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Gregg Bissonette

GREG B. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=aqGWKVlFOx4)

...Sittin' in the Gap for Simon Phillips on a TOTO tour....covering a tune Jeff created.
"Jake to the Bone" is from the 1992 album "Kingdom of...
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: John JR Robinson

ROBINSON (http://insidemusicast.com/current/) recently did an interview with a couple buddies of mine.

Checkit out!
T
Forum: Drummers 02-10-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 59,583
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro: JNH: Sheffield Labs disc!

Someone I know from Maryland has been very kind. Tomorrow is my birthday. This young lady I know is a huge Steve Porcaro listener---she knows what an influence he and his brothers have been on my...
Forum: Drummers 02-08-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 59,583
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro interviews

http://www.yle.fi/player/player.jsp?id=101898&locale=

The first half of this one is great!

T
Forum: Drummers 01-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,185
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

"...it's all STICK REBOUND!" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=pclpe8dT7cY)


(HE confirmed a LOT of things for me with this...!).
From the interview Bernard did with a couple buddies of mine, he seems...
Forum: Drummers 01-17-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

Yup;
That's the cool thing though about Jeff---every time you turn around you hear SOME TRACK that he played on, or had something to do with in some way. That legacy is still inspiring people...
Forum: Drummers 01-17-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

From the MD article (Someone posted a link earlier).
This quote from Keltner nails me every time I see it:

"...later 'Hold The Line' by Toto that I realized Jeffrey had become one of the baddest...
Forum: Drummers 01-16-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

Somebody just sent me a short (!) cut up clip of "Gone Buttlefishin'"

JOE's work on marimba and vibes is to die for, and Jeff's hi-hats? Man, that's just insane!
The JNH thing was live to...
Forum: Drummers 01-14-2008, 10:48 PM
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro "Eye to Eye"

From Jeff's Discography at Toto Network (http://www.totonetwork.com)

Eye to Eye
Track listing

1 Hunger Pains -jeff track
2 Life in Motion -jeff track
3 Nice Girls -jeff track
4 More...
Forum: Drummers 01-13-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

"All the Way Home" (R. Page/P. Leonard) (http://d-sterns.imeem.com/music/NKRJEtqk/3rd_matinee_all_the_way_home/) was written after Page attended Jeff's funeral.


EDIT IN: Ornalles, Morotta,...
Forum: Drummers 01-12-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 254
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro

I'll post up at Toto Network and see if Luke will reply.
Miles MIGHT know.

ps: Jeff's consist of Paiste gear included a 10" splash (I checked with Paiste America).

Ya think maybe these...
Forum: Drummers 01-12-2008, 03:31 AM
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Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro "On Every Street"

THE FOLLOWING is taken from the website "Jeff Porcaro Session Tracks"


--Dire Straits / On Every Street (Warner, 1991)
No track specific credits; 1 of 2 drummers (also Manu Katche); known to...
Forum: Drummers 01-11-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Danny Seraphine

I read a press release right after "Full Circle" was shipped to iTunes that noted Danny had taken a few lessons recently from Joe Porcaro. I thought to myself, "if ya wanna refresh your jazz...
Forum: Drummers 01-10-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Danny Seraphine & California Transit release "SEVERAL THOUSAND"

DANNY SERAPHINE (founding drummer of "Chicago", now founding drummer of "California Transit Authority" (http://www.ctatheband.com)
sent out word today via CTA's email newsletter that the single...
Forum: Drummers 01-10-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 59,583
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Jeff Porcaro- Ride pattern on "Pamela"

For some reason this week, the tune "Pamela" cued from my playlist and toward the end of the tune (2nd chorus maybe?) Jeff's ride cymbal pattern just NAILED me. It was almost as if that groove...
Forum: Drummers 01-04-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 86,797
Posted By gretschgal1
Re: Billy Ward here!

Billy....

Is "Two Hands Clapping" still in print??????


Thanks,
T
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