• Philip Bryer

One More Time!

I have been thinking about records where the band leader hands out instructions to the musicians. Here are a few of my favourites:


John Mayall’s Without Her at 3:20.

Counting them out with “1, 2, 3, 4, stop.”

https://youtu.be/vWMree0GEE4


Dr Feelgood’s Down at the Doctors at 50 seconds.

Sadly, Lee Brilleaux’s request for “Eight bars of pianner” to be dubbed on later was ignored.

https://www.jonkutner.com/doctors/


The Mavericks’ mighty Come Unto Me at 4:20.

Raul Malo wraps it up with a commanding “And stop.”

https://youtu.be/YZ-n-SIn-bM


More Mavericks, with a hat-trick from Malo on Lies – see if you can spot them.

https://youtu.be/dqFqCC404Qs


Jerry Lee Lewis storming along on Rockin’ My Life Away and delivering possibly my favourite of all, when he instructs guitar legend James Burton at 1:35 to “Hit it,” and JB obliges. Oh, does he ever.

Jerry Lee also decides he needs a bit more at 2:56.

https://youtu.be/vhMlZo2nppg


Finally, let’s leave it to Carly Simon to bring down the curtain:

https://youtu.be/Onhpc59Wtso

How about you? Share your favourites here and I’ll add them to my in-no-way exhaustive list. You can also post them on Twitter, with the tag #onemoretime










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