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Tuesday, November 19, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, November 19, 1974 THE MICHiGAN DAILY
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By JOAN BORUS
Certain music, like ragtime, boogie-
woogie and those campy popular songs of
the teens, 20s, and 30's, just naturally
seems to be associated with having a
good time. It's the kind of hassle-free, in-
fectiously happy music that doesn't over-
tax the head of someone who's drunk one
too many, or just had a hard day. That's
the spirit of the music that Andy Cohen
and Spider John Koerner were playing
last weekend at the Ark; however, two
more dissimilar approaches are difficult
to imagine.
Andy Cohen is a modern-day version
of the wandering minstrel. For about ten
or eleven years he's been playing any-
where and everywhere. Originally from
Boston, he grew up at a time when the
big status thing was to be a folksinger.
Too young to really participate in the big
folk-boom of the early sixties, he came
out to college in Illinois with the dream
still there. One day he hitched to Chicago,
got his first job in a dive, and that was
the end of college.
He's played in all kinds of situations
that range from playing at a Mr. John's
Beauty Parlor, where he sang such gems

as "The Good Ship Venus" to smiling
little old ladies under hairdryers (who
couldn't understand a word that he sang),
to Ned's Bookstore in Ypsilanti where he
and a friend were hired to sit in the
front window for 9 hours a day, playing
to the help, not the customers. Armed
with two portable heaters and a bottle of
whiskey, they sang 270 different songs in
three days.
Andy seems to thrive on such an ex-
istence, claiming "I have so much fun,
I should get arrested." Nevertheless, he
admits, "It's a brazy backward life . . .
you have to have a lot of confidence to
do this."
In contrast to this bursting exuberance
is Spider John Koerner, who is really
something of an enigma. A professional
singer who made six records for Elecktra
during the early sixties, he has just re-
turned after a stay in Europe for several
years. He is originally from Minneapolis,
and like Andy first began playing in the
bars.
During the late sixties, he made several
records which contained some really silly,
outrageous songs, which a Rolling Stone
review termed an attempt to . . . "get

back the knack of getting out of whack."
His Running, Jumping, Standing Still al-
bum, although hard to find now, is well
worth checking out.
However, that kind of music did not
seem to be at all prevalent in his per-
formance last Saturday. It was a rather
straight-forward rendition of old folk and
blues songs, played on the twelve string
guitar with occasional harmonica accom-
paniment. His specialty seems to be the
tuning joke - and this is not said face-
tiously. He has a way of rolling the
words out of his mouth, together with an
excellent sense of timing and an abso-
lutely deadpan delivery that makes for
some outrageous jokes.
It is difficult to give a sense of what
Spider John is like because he seems
unusually laconic both in performance and
in person. He remains something of a
minor legend to those who have kept up
with his career and he certainly has the
mystique and excellent musicianship that
creates such legendary figures. Probably
the best way to comprehend him is to try
to get a hold of the old records and to
then see him in person and to piece to-
gether a composite picture yourself.

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AIR WAVES:

Is Lennon house-hunting in Toronto?
By WABX Manfred Mann will be teach- judgement and flying tech- Tiny Tim is back in the spot- Rick Wakeman's current tour
John Lennon is currently ing classes at Goldsmith Col- niques, and had impaired phy- light with a new image. Dress- was taped in Toronto for broad-
house-hunting in Toronto, Can- lege in London University, Eng- sical abilities . . . all of which ed in silver lame, sequins ard cast on a special 90 minute "In
ada. According to Marilyn Beck, land. Mann has been awarded should have been known by the jewels, his new stage show in- Concert" this winter. The con-,
John will move to Toronto if he an honorary fellowship and in- corporation. cludes a 'new back-up b a n d cert features selections from
loses his deportation battle in tends to lecture on the intrica- Electric Light Orchestra bas- called the Timmys and two fe- his "Journey to the Centre of
the U.S. Lennon recently stated cies of the music world, in- sist Mike D'Alburquerque is male dancers called the Tulips. the Earth" and "Six Wives of
on CHUM radio in Toronto that cluding how to record and re- leaving the group to start a According to Tiny he desn't Henry the VIII".
he would rather settle in Can- hearse for concerts. I solo career. His replacement think of himself as making ar. NBC is attempting to 3 i g n
ada than return to England. Jim Croce's wife, Ingrid, has may be Mike Groucutt from his recording contract, T.V. ap- Neil Diamond to star in a week-
Yet another group on the filed an $8 million suit against Birmingham, England. comeback although he had lost ly series for next fall.
comeback trail is The Newbeats the Bromley Corporation . . . Bobby Womack has developed I pearances had ceased, and he
(I Like Bread and Butter). They owner and operator of the plane a new barbeque sauce and will was playing the small clubs The t others wi b
have signed with Playboy Re- Jim was in when it crashed distribute it under the name where he started 25 years ago. coming back to the tube with
cords and released a new sin-I and he was killed. According "Bobby Q Sauce". A five-night Hawaiian rock a new weekly series beginning
gle, "I Know (You Don't Want Ito the suit, the pilot was incom- festival including charter air- January 13th on NBC.
Me No More)". petent as a pilot, displayed bad The leader of the group Love, fare from the mainland as art Tt
Arthur Lee will launch t h e i a r omtemiln spar The Pointer Sisters will ap-
upcoming national tour w it h of the ticket price is being put pear on PBS in December. The
C hlE . fl J..., 1.. feats of daring not unlike Evil together by David Shapiro. The show will feature at lemt 10
aQa m be r Knievel. Lee claims he will leap nt is being planned for next songs by the Pointers, as well
Facultythe group's drum kit and three
very large amps while wear- TUBE TRUTHS: asw
_ ing roller skates. Sal Mineo is currently shoot- ; 1

SERGEI EISENSTEIN'S 1925
(AT 7)
In 1958, a jury of film historians and scholars voted this
Great Russian silent (depicting the qreat Russian Black
Sea mutiny of 1905) as "the best film in the world" by
1 00 votes out of 11 7. It's probably true. Short: Chaplin's
THE VAGABOND
VITTORIO DE SICA'S 1951
(AT 9)
A youna man tries to organize a shanty town into an ideal
community. He employs the help of a friendly angel but
the problems of humanity are hard to fix,
Cinema Guild $1.50 for OLD ARCH.
both films AUD.

concet

series a

* hi
refreshing success
By DAVID BLOMQUIST Frank Bundra for a' fair read-
Faculty Chamber Concert, Sunday, ing of Dvorak's Terzetto. I was:
November 17,' Rackham Aud. a little disappointed with the
Sonata fIn B-flat major ..J.C. Bach
Terzetto, op. 74...a......Dvorak trio's blend and tone, especially
Being Beauteous (1963) .... Henze where the viola was involved,
Concertino for Tympani with but problems seemed to lessen
Brass and Percussion .... Cogras a h ormvmn okpo
One of the greatest weak- asrthe four-movement work pro-
nesses of American musical cir- Soprano Eva Likova tackled a
cles has always been the ubiqui- difficultand challenging can-
tous preference for the massive teticu and halengiBeing
sound of the symphony to the tta an H red' n1963meing
less obstrusive chamber ensem- B expressive performance. Thom-
ble. Perhaps that is why it was as Hilbish kept an ensemble of'
so refreshing to see a fairly four cellos and Clark on harp
good crowd on hand last Sunday well under control.
to experience first handth Colgras' Concertino for Tym-
many exciting and delicate pos- Cwtgras nan fercTys-o
sibilities of chamber music at panm with Brass and Percussion
sibisiiers fcsamermdiFatyproved to be a most apt pro-
Chamber concert. gram closer. Charles Owen
Sponsored by the Music School, easily dissipated any audience
doubts about the lack of ver-
the Chamber concert series pre- satility of the typmani with a
sents faculty members and stu- fine display of percussion tech-
dent assistants performing a niques. Robert Petters directed'
wide range of ensemble litera- hqreeRtrPettrseirecbedes
three trumpets, three trombonest
ture-as, in this concert, from: and two other percussionists in
J.C. Bach to Michael Colgras. a crisp accompaniment.
The J.C. Bach selection was The next Faculty Chamber
the Sonata in B-Flat Major for concert is scheduled for Jan-
harp and harpsichord, perform- uary.
ed quite eloquently by faculty a
members Ruth Dean Clark on:
harp and Ellwood Derr at harp-
sichord. Clark produced a pleas- Centicore '7
ant, ringing tone that blended
quite nicely with Derr's key- B0okS0pS
board work.
Violinists Angel Reyes and NOW HAS
Percy Kalt combined with violist
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According to U.S. News and ing a television tribute to James
World Report, Leon Jaworski is Dean. Also featured will be
negotiating with publishers to Steve Allen, Natalie Wood, and
sell his own account of the Sammy Davis Jr. The program,
Watergate Scandal. F o r n e r will air on ABC during t h e
Special Prosecutor Jaworski winter.
will probably close the deal for Chicago plans to include a
more than the 2 million dollars filmed tribute to the late Duke'
offered to former President Nix- Ellington as part of its tele-
on. vised New Year's Party.

PRESENTS
Greek Night
Every Mon. & Tues.
4 No cover charge
* Pitcher Beer 1/2 price
0 Discount on
mixed drinks
Sororities and

NOV. 20
MICHIGAN THEATER
Ann Arbor 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale now
at box office
LAUREL & HARDY
1929 silent movie:
LIBERTY
accompanied by Karl Cole
at the golden voiced'Barton
theatre organ

Fraternities,

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Friday at 7:30, 9 & 11 p.m.
Saturday at 1-3-5-7:30.& 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1-3-5-7:30 & 9 p.m.
Wednesday at 1-3-5-7:30 & 9 p.m.
g 4ACAPULCO GOLD-The ulti-
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of mariiuana on the North
American Continent. Filmed in
color in the Kaw Valley of
Kansas, the Ozark Mountains
,,,a of Missouri, t h e Bluearass
< x ~Fields of Kentucky, Southern
Mexico, and California. Music
by Santana, Leo Kottke, The
Flving Burrito Brothers, Heads,
Hands and Feet, The Rainy
Daze, Tonto's Expanding Head-
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-SEMESTER CELEBRATION

The ))
DOOBIE BROS.
with ROSS
Sat., Dec.14 CrisIer Arena, 8 p.m.
J RESERVED SEATS
) $6.50 Main Floor $6.00 Blue Sec. $5.50 Gold Sec. ,

Soviet Dancers and Tbilisi Choir
Making their United States debut tour this season are the SOVIET GEORGIAN
DANCERS and TBILISI POLYPHONIC CHOIR. This exciting company of 80
dancers, singers and musicians performs the folk music and dances of Georgia and the
Caucasus-spectacular dances combined with sacred songs, marching songs, and moun-
tain airs of this proud ancient culture.
Concert on Sunday afternoon, November 24, at 2:30 in Hill Auditorium. Tickets
available from $3.50 to $8.50.
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