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Postby tater1977 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:00 pm

Scott Mathews

At age 15, he played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco with blues legend, Elvin Bishop who had seen Scott perform in Sacramento. Later that year one of his band members that owned the band van drove the group to Los Angeles where they literally walked along Sunset Boulevard and stopped at every business that had the word 'music' in it's name and asked for an audition based on a cassette recording of the band's live set. The one and only door that opened to them was from the one and only, Barry White.

Sitting around a large desk, behind which sat an even larger man, Barry White put in the tape and closed his eyes as he listened. He cut off the music a minute or so into the first song and in a bass voice that resonated like God, asked; "Who's the drummer?" Scott raised his shaky hand and spoke, "Me...Mr. White." At which point Barry broke into a huge smile, and said, "Right on." Scott had been sanctified.


Scott hooked up with singer Steve Perry at age 16 and began writing songs and building a band around Steve's voice. The band, Ice, earned a solid reputation and eventually spent two weeks in Los Angeles' famed Record Plant Studios recording during the day while Stevie Wonder recorded his breakthrough record Talking Book by night. Scott was asked if it would be OK for Stevie to use his drums since they were set up and the ecstatic youngster agreed. To this day when Superstition comes on the radio, Scott feels a certain glow hearing his drums (played by Wonder) as the intro to the song.

Scott's webpage...

http://www.scottmathews.com/biography.html

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Scott Mathews (born July 25, 1955 in Sacramento, California) is a multi-platinum selling music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and entrepreneur
Perry's good natured bonhomie & the world’s most charmin smile,knocked fans off their feet. Sportin a black tux,gigs came alive as he swished around the stage thrillin audiences w/ charisma that instantly burnt the oxygen right out of the venue.TR.com
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Re: Scott Mathews

Postby Babyblue » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:17 am

tater1977 wrote:Scott Mathews

At age 15, he played the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco with blues legend, Elvin Bishop who had seen Scott perform in Sacramento. Later that year one of his band members that owned the band van drove the group to Los Angeles where they literally walked along Sunset Boulevard and stopped at every business that had the word 'music' in it's name and asked for an audition based on a cassette recording of the band's live set. The one and only door that opened to them was from the one and only, Barry White.

Sitting around a large desk, behind which sat an even larger man, Barry White put in the tape and closed his eyes as he listened. He cut off the music a minute or so into the first song and in a bass voice that resonated like God, asked; "Who's the drummer?" Scott raised his shaky hand and spoke, "Me...Mr. White." At which point Barry broke into a huge smile, and said, "Right on." Scott had been sanctified.


Scott hooked up with singer Steve Perry at age 16 and began writing songs and building a band around Steve's voice. The band, Ice, earned a solid reputation and eventually spent two weeks in Los Angeles' famed Record Plant Studios recording during the day while Stevie Wonder recorded his breakthrough record Talking Book by night. Scott was asked if it would be OK for Stevie to use his drums since they were set up and the ecstatic youngster agreed. To this day when Superstition comes on the radio, Scott feels a certain glow hearing his drums (played by Wonder) as the intro to the song.

Scott's webpage...

http://www.scottmathews.com/biography.html

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Scott Mathews (born July 25, 1955 in Sacramento, California) is a multi-platinum selling music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and entrepreneur



That was so cool. :D :D
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Postby Rick » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:48 pm

Trivia everyone here probably knows.

Who sang on Elvin Bishop's biggest hit, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"?
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Postby slucero » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:51 pm

Rick wrote:Trivia everyone here probably knows.

Who sang on Elvin Bishop's biggest hit, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"?



Mickey Thomas

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Postby Rick » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:26 pm

slucero wrote:
Rick wrote:Trivia everyone here probably knows.

Who sang on Elvin Bishop's biggest hit, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"?



Mickey Thomas


That's a golden voiced s.o.b. if there ever was one.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:49 pm

Seems like I remember reading an article similar to this one awhile back!
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Postby Babyblue » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:35 am

Rick wrote:Trivia everyone here probably knows.

Who sang on Elvin Bishop's biggest hit, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"?



What ever happened to the both of them??Wonder if they are still out doing shows or what?
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Postby slucero » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:01 pm


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Postby Rick » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:10 pm



He sounds damn good for being 60 something years old.
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Postby escapefan » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:35 am

Wow, he sounds wonderful.
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Postby Liquid_Drummer » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:31 am

Thomas hasnt lost a bit. He can still Nail Jane like it was 1980. Bad sound quality but listen to his pipes. Orginal key and even ad libbing !

Better sound on this one..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8v1xMjMrvU
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