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Old 01-20-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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....Velvet Elvis, Velcro Pygmies, The Shysters......
The Shysters, exciting reggae band as I remember from decades ago,
used to see them at Lexington's Jefferson Davis Inn.

Would you please remind me who was in that group,
maybe what they're up to now if you happen to know?

Thinking their excellent drummer was son of Vince DiMartino?
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Sorry but I don't recall the band members. I used to see them at JDI too. What a trip that place was! Tiny but always fun.
I haven't heard anything about them in years, if not decades!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Thanks for responding to my question, lexingtongal!

It could be a coincidence, but I gather from this tidbit
that came up in my search that the Shysters
was one of the ventures Rodney Hatfield has been part of,
like Hatfield Clan, Metropolitan Blues All Stars, most recently Tin Can Buddha
and now fairly well known as a painter calling himself "Art Snake".

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<snip>Al was a former member of ... "The Shysters"-Shysterama Records
(that included "Next of Kin" star Rod Hatfield)<snip>

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FWIW Al Collinsworth is a KY native, he talks about playing in the Outcasts
from Ashland during the 60's
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Greetings:
I was one of the original JDI friends. Few even remember but, I intend to visit Lexington soon, perhaps find a horse or two. Another band frequently playing was, "Bill Dexter and the Motel Faces". Feel free to say hello sometime.
Bill
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Greetings:
I am an old friend of the JDI and certainly miss the ole' times. I greatly miss Lexington and visit whenever I can.

Feel free to say hello sometime.

Bill
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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was one of the ventures Rodney Hatfield has been part of,
like Hatfield Clan, Metropolitan Blues All Stars, most recently Tin Can Buddha
and now fairly well known as a painter calling himself "Art Snake".


...wow, that was a blast from the past! I remember them from Lexington. They played at the old (corner of Woodland and Euclid) Lynaghs and at the upstairs part of High on Rose.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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I recently saw Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits at the Signature Club. Talk about a blast from the past! They were pretty good!
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Poca, WV
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Buster Brown was my favorite Louisville Band. Anyone remember them from back in the 80's?
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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The Shysters, exciting reggae band as I remember from decades ago,
used to see them at Lexington's Jefferson Davis Inn.

Would you please remind me who was in that group,
maybe what they're up to now if you happen to know?

Thinking their excellent drummer was son of Vince DiMartino?
I remember The Shysters at JDI, one of the first bars where I regularly hung-out shortly after turning 21. This was definitely Summer of 1981, and still in college. A work buddy bought my first beer there, a St. Pauli Girl.
There's no way I could recall any of The Shysters' names. I just dug their big, upbeat, thumping sound, and became familiar with their set. Their bass player was a-thumpin' those heavy strings!
That small corner bar, Jefferson Davis Inn, was often packed on weekends, and there was an Asteroids video game in the hallway!
Ha!!
One of the things I recall is a unique trick the drummer would do. He had a box window fan going full-blast next to his drum kit, and at a specific point during a certain song, he would gradually place the tip of one drumstick into the turning blades. It would make a nice effect - when it worked right. Some nights he would screw it up, but this one night I recall he timed it perfectly and the small packed room cheered! I seem to recall him knocking it over on another occasion when he attempted it..
I owned a Kawasaki, and one Summer night after leaving JDI I was feelin' good and decided to cruise down the very well-lit Vine Street without my helmet on...mistake. This was years before the no-helmet law. A female cop pulled me over in that stretch by the bus depot. As I was attempting to convince her that my helmet lock was stuck in the locked position, a friend who had been following pulled over behind and got out to "help a buddy out." He was a much smoother-talker than I, and together we convinced her to allow him to give me a ride home. But am I gonna leave my cycle parked in front of the bus station? In the wee hours? No way. So we cruised around downtown for about 10 minutes, circled back around to my bike, checked to see if the coast was clear, and I quickly jumped on (helmet on this time), and launched away from there...grinnin' all the way home.
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