Al Jackson Jr. on Doug Clifford's Camcos?

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For sure, Cliffords. I have shared this clip here before, I love it. To the extent that our extremely informal and secular wedding had a processional, the studio version was it.
 

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Well, I assume they belong to Mr. Clifford. He and the rest of CCR are watching from the side of the stage. Must have been a variety of artists on this show.

They can play anyones gear and sound so soulful!
Grew up listening to alot of Stax's finest!
Well done,BT&MGs
Thanks for sharing!
 

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How marvelous is this? What an era that was for music of all kinds? For those of you who were of age during this period from 1965-1975...you saw and experienced the peak of music, period!
Gotta agree those were good times indeed for music. So glad I was there :)
Coy

PS bell bottom pants too!
 

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@kdgrissom - thanks for sharing that. Interesting to see Al playing essentially the same fills as on the record. My band often opens with Time is Tight and I can't help but trying to play the same fills in the same places too, that's the song in my head and don't want to change it.
 

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I believe he actually used 18" hats.

Apparently, John Fogerty had trouble hearing Doug's hi hats in larger venues and requested the larger hats. Not sure if it's fact or not.
 

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They were 18's.

From Modern Drummer, 11/2012:

MD: Your drums on the records have a very natural, open sound, sometimes with a nice bit of ring on the snare—it never sounds compressed. Was that a conscious production decision or just a result of recording as live as possible?

Doug: It was pretty much just the way it was. I had a basic four-piece kit with one crash on the left side and a 22″ ride. I used the ride cymbal as a crash quite a bit. Another unique thing that I’ve been doing since 1969: I have 18″ hi-hats. In the old days—drum gear is made much stronger now—I had to go to the hardware store and buy a spring that would hold up their weight. With the store bought stand I couldn’t even open the hats! [laughs]

 

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