- Before (or after) listening, you can go to The True Story Of Bud Green. to discover the truth about these lost Volumes, and who Bud Green really was.
- Also available for your listening pleasure: Best Bud – Volume I, excerpts from the practice sessions
1- Dave’ Cave (D. Phillips, Bud Green) This excerpt is edited from a performance of one of David’s musical ideas that went from something we jammed on at practice to something we jammed on in public. It really takes off around the 1:00 minute mark.
2 – Europa (Santana) This was another Bud Green staple, and this excerpt catches a nice Santanacious guitar by Dick, then David’s moody organ lead, which he follows with a really tasty piano lead.
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3 – Do It Again (Steely Dan) In this excerpt, a couple of minutes taken from our cover of Do It Again, David first solos on the organ, then switches to the Moog synthesizer (he had first one I’d ever seen in 1981), then back to the organ.
4 – I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley) Bud Green had a quirky, jazzoid way of playing “I Shot the Sheriff,” a Bob Marley song made popular in the early 1980′s era by Eric Clapton’s version.
5 – Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) Bud Green liked to play Little Wing, with Dick Padberg on guitar and singing the vocal. I was not a big Hendrix fan, and didn’t know the song before I started playing it with the band. When I finally listened to Jimi do it I realized I liked what we were doing better (can I say that?).
6 – Trapped in the Country (D. Phillips, Bud Green) This recording is the first time we played “Trapped In The Country” in a public performance. We were a little excited, playing kind of fast, and David totally missed the words of the second verse. Being a natural performer, he just went ahead and sang a nonsense mashup that fit the music.
7 – Dothebudgreen (Bud Green) This is the crazy tune that became our theme song. We were never sure just what words David was going to sing. I don’t think he was ever sure either. There is something in the harmony, the guitar part, the rhythm, it’s just Bud Green. This excerpt was recorded at a party when we used it as our “taking a break” song.