I'll scan the article from Country Music magazine this weekend, but I thought I'd share the comments Willie Rainsford had about Alvin with the board first:
"That Alvin Lee was a fantastic picker and so easy to work with. I've found it always seems to be true that the bigger the artist, the easier they are to play for...."
"Lee let us know he came here to absorb our sound, so it wasn't a lock down situation where you played one way, his way. Scotty, D.J., everybody had input because Alvin Lee wasn't close minded at all."
And for reviewer Paul, the article also points out that "Im Going Home" (the inclusion of which Paul thought waws "unfortunate") was one of the fun songs for the players because Scotty always likes the "feel good" songs. At the time it was recorded, Alvin told me he wasn't really sure he wanted to put it on the album, but that the other guys asked to play it....now that's a tribute in itself.
May 27, 2005 - 8:00AM
Re: Willie Rainsford on Alvin Lee
Oh my gosh, I nearly forgot - thanks to Niall for sending me the article - much appreciated Niall!
May 30, 2005 - 4:18AM
Re: Re: Willie Rainsford on Alvin Lee
I sent Willie an e-mail telling him how much I enjoyed his wrk on "In Tenessee" and recieved a very apreciative e-mail in return. The man is a try gifted musican and gentleman.