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BABYLON LIVE VIDEO

A live video for « BABYLON » (Barry Melton) from the album LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON.

It was 1969 at the Woodstock Festival, the voice of Barry “The Fish” Melton filled the air over an excited crowd. At the same time Jay Ryan was in the streets of Chicago in the marching band.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS

Barry «The Fish» Melton – Vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – Vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – Guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – Drums

Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Published by Ice Nine Publishing and Seafood Music
Recorded at LA DAME DE CANTON
Mixed by Arnaud Bascuñana
Live video by friend and DDC
Artwork “Live at La Dame de Canton” by Corinne Garino

THE VIDEO JESSE JAMES

A STOP-MOTION video for « JESSE JAMES » (Barry Melton, Robert Hunter) from the album LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON.

It was 1969 at the Woodstock Festival, the voice of Barry “The Fish” Melton filled the air over an excited crowd. At the same time Jay Ryan was in the streets of Chicago in the marching band.

It is no coincidence that LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON starts off with “Jesse James”, one of the songs co-written by Barry “The Fish” Melton and Bob Hunter. Robert Hunter, lyricist and member of the Grateful Dead, had passed away 3 days before the recording. It’s with these memories and some nostalgia that Barry got on stage accompanied by Jay and The Cooks. He pays homage to his friend and you can hear it in his voice.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS

Barry «The Fish» Melton – Vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – Vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – Guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – Drums

Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Published by Ice Nine Publishing and Seafood Music
Recorded at LA DAME DE CANTON
Mixed by Arnaud Bascuñana
Live video by friend and DDC
Stop Motion by Thibault Joyeux
Artwork “Live at La Dame de Canton” by Corinne Garino

A legend of Woodstock in Paris

During the Summer of Love, Barry « The Fish » Melton celebrated his 20th birthday in June 1967. A few days later, he and his band Country Joe and The Fish were rocketed onto the world stage at the Monterey Pop Festival with such luminaries as the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who, Jimi Hendrix… Barry also appeared in the movie bearing the same name: « Woodstock ». At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with a « marching band » in Chicago.

In the 1980’s, Barry « The Fish » Melton put together San Francisco’s historic supergroup, « The Dinosaurs », featuring John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company) and Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead songwriter). Other members of the band later included Merl Saunders (Saunders- Jerry Garcia Band) and Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna).
At the same time Jay Ryan was playing with Yohan Asherton, Les Froggies, Jacno, Paris Slim, or on stage with Elliot Murphy, The Transcontinental Cowboys…

50 years after Woodstock, Barry « The Fish » Melton with Jay and The Cooks are playing together, to celebrate the festival with an authentic Rock, Blues and Folk show.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS thursday 26th sept. 2019 in

Barry «The Fish» Melton – vocals, guitar

Jay Ryan – vocals, guitar

Stéphane Missri – guitar, banjo

Paul Susen – fiddle, mandolin

Marten Ingle – Bass

Danny Montgomery – drums

LA DAME DE CANTON
Port de la Gare
75013 PARIS

(boat docked across the bibliothèque François Mitterrand)
stations : Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

  • opens at 20h
  • presale : 20€
  • at the door : 25€

Tickets : here

Goodbye Tyler

Tyler Jameson Barnes was an American poet, composer and luthier. He was also an excellent cook. The son of the actress Joyce Jameson and the famous composer and entertainment artist Billy Barnes, he was living in Hawaii when he wrote and composed « I’m Really Glad I Met Her » for his friend Jay Ryan and more specifically for the album UP THE MISSISSIPPI by Jay and the Cooks. Tyler had just quit the cooking stove and it gave him a boost to maybe start up a group again.

Tyler and Jay’s friendship goes went back a long way. They both came from California in the region around Los Angeles. They were both born in the early 50’s. Tyler grew up in Hollywood and Jay in Long Beach. The they both changed regions and finally ran into each other in Austin, Texas in the 70’s.

Last year Tyler decided to come back to the mainland and we lost track of him for a while. In the end he found love again with the women of his life; finally settled down in Arizona, Tyler Jameson Barnes has just ended his travels.

 

I’m Really Glad I Met Her
by Tyler Jameson Barnes

Well she used to love me then
But she sure don’t love me now

Well she used to love me then
But she doesn’t love me now

Well I wanted her to love me
Any way and any how

Well she’s probably in a mental hospital
Or locked down tight in jail

Well she’s probably in a mental hospital (you know, one of those institutions)
Or locked down tight in jail

And if I had a dollar
I wouldn’t go her bail

I’m on another road now baby
Don’t think our paths are gonna cross

I’m on another road now baby
Don’t think our paths are gonna cross

I’m really glad I met you
Nothin’ ventured nothin lost

 

2017 – Éditions AMOC

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