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What James Brown song was sampled in En Vogue’s hit “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”?

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IMAG2015  IMAG2016 So after checking out our store floor at our Downtown Location today, we decided to show off this beautiful 5-String NT Bubinga Warwick. Built in the German State of Bavaria, this gorgeous Natural Oil Finished Warwick would surely give any bassist rewarding stature. The Warwick provides an amazing unique full sound and has graced the stage with many working musicians who would play little else including, Steve Bailey who was voted runner up for “Bass Player Of The Year” in 1994 and 1996. 2012 and 2013; current bassist for Metallica, Robert Agustin Trujillo, Jimmy Earl, an American Jazz Player and Composer, One of the most leading names in Funk, William Earl “Bootsy” Collins, and Aaron (P-Nut) Wills, bass player for band 311.

 

 

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Warwick 5 String Bubinga $1699.99 Comes with Case!

 

Warwick basses were originally a premium brand offering a small range of models built from high quality and exotic tonewoods. Our Warwick’s body is made with Bubinga Pommele wood, a Ovangkol with Ekanga veneer stripes Neck and a Fingerboard made of Tigerstripe Ebony. Its electronics bear a pair of Active MEC 3-way J/J pickups. Stretching a full 34 inches, this celebrated bass offers tone, stimulation and satisfaction to anyone who’s looking for no treble. Come on down to the store. Plug it in and feel the sound.

 

 

 

Located at our Downtown Location!

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SoundCheck Music Center on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley recently opened a Second Location in Downtown Grass Valley at 214 W. Main Street in Grass Valley! Our new location is located at the end of the Holbrooke Hotel on the corner of S. Church Street and W. Main Street. We have added even more vintage guitars, vintage amps, ukuleles, strings, sticks, accessories and more! SoundCheck Music Downtown also offers Collectibles and Gifts as well! We have T-Shirts, Hats, Tin Signs, Jewelry, and even pint and shot glasses for Fender lovers!

We still offer all these great items at our Maltman Store location too! Go there for repairs, lessons, and an even bigger selection of guitars, basses, amps, accessories and gifts.

Stop by soon! We look forward to your visit. LOGO w address

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671 Maltman Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-7236

New Downtown Location

214 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-2009

 

Elvis Presley, a legend in Rock n Roll. The artists who had it all, music, arts, film and the looks to carry him through a long remembered career. On this Day in 1969, Elvis Presley comes to Vegas! Making his first live concert appearance since March 25, 1961, he plays the International Hotel in Las Vegas, the first of 57 shows that will help revive his career and earn him $1.5 million! A far change from Elvis’ first monetary earnings which was $5 in Carnival Rides at the tender age of ten. His first performance, featuring Elvis standing on a chair to reach the microphone, he the ole’ song “Old Shep” in a Talent Show for the Youth at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, held in Tupelo, Mississippi. He won 5th place!

Here you can see the video of Elvis actually walking with the contractors during the signing of his contract to work the International Hotel before the hotel is even finished being built!

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a Youthful Elvis Presley

James Brown, one of the most renowned artist of our time for his bluesy tones and lyrical lines, leaves before Mayor Sam Yorty gives his proclamation. In 1969, James Brown performed at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles for a sell out concert which Mayor Sam Yorty was late too. When the concert was over, Mr. James Brown abruptly leaves before he has a chance to give his gratitude when Mayor Sam Yorty announces this day in history, July 23rd, “James Brown Day” Earlier the famous artist was featured on The Mike Douglas Show playing songs all in a row, I Got You (I Feel Good), I Can’t Stand Myself, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, I Got The Feeling, and There Was A Time.

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James Brown the artist of 1970’s

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a Young James Brown

1945 : John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) in Berkeley, California.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

John Fogerty depicted his experiences from Putah Creek near Winters, CA in the Song “Green River” while vacationing from his hometown in Berkeley, CA. He was born and raised there attending El Cerrito High and practicing with others who would other band together and create the famous band “Creedence Clearwater Revival”

Their teacher Barry Olivier was the producer & creator for the Berkeley Folk Festival which was held annually from 1958 to 1970.

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The Beatles

Beatles Anthology Collage

1960 : Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform as “The Nerk Twins” at the Fox and Hounds pub in Reading, England. The pub is owned by McCartney’s cousin and her husband. The duo play another set the next day. http://calendar.songfacts.com/events/April/23/

The Durkans

Kevin and Kerri Durkan with Daughters Violet and Jasmine in 2011 when they Purchased the Fox and Hounds Pub

In 2011, the Fox and Hounds Pub was purchased by Kevin and Kerri Durkan who were already owners of local popular microbrewery Two Bridges Brewery. The new landlords intended on turning the pool room into a shrine to honor the “Beatles” with memorabilia. They were given several donated pieces by The Cavern Club and the Beatles Society.

They also had hopes to receive a few transcriptions of McCartneys very own lyrics from the Beatles Anthology that had made references to the very pub they performed in. Although, we cannot speculate if that actually transpired. The Beatles Anthology has a writing by Sir Paul McCartney that reads “That spring of 1960, John and I went down to a pub in Reading, The Fox And Hounds, run by my cousin Betty Robbins and her husband,” resource; http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/ginger-beerd-reading-festival-ale-5776305

Recently, Kevin and Kerri celebrated when they found out that they had been placed in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide. The Pub was listed among 4,500 0f the 50,000 pubs in Britain to make the 2014 guide.

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Landlords Kevin and Kerrie Durkan, centre, with daughters Violet and Jasmine, celebrate with regulars in the pub’s new beer garden

Visit their Facebook Page Here to keep tabs on this long lived historical pub.

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Fox and Hounds Pub Reading England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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