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Username: fretted4

Post Number: 81
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

Hey there folks, stumbled across this youtube video of Harry Chapin live, not sure of the bassist or guitarist name, but you can see an Alembic bass and guitar in action, not a whole lot of footage, but here ya go!
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Username: fmm

Post Number: 324
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

It's a Series II bass. The bass player is John Wallace.

I have had the pleasure of playing that bass.
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Username: pace

Post Number: 767
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2011 - 5:33 pm:   Edit Post

75-137 originally belonged to Harry's brother Tom.

I don't know the full story, but I'm guessing that they all came from 48th St. around the same time....
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 208
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

Harry Chapin always referred to him as "Big" John Wallace. On the live version of his song "Taxi", Mr. Wallace sings the nice falsetto part in the middle of the song along with his fine simple tasty bass lines. Harry's spirit lives today as he was extremely active in trying to end world hunger, well before Live Aid etc. He tragically died travelling on the Long Island Expressway, going to a concert to raise funds for this worthy and necessary cause. A nicer person would be hard to find. I still remember him performing at my High School (1975) and he always gave 100% in his performances.
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Username: alembic76407

Post Number: 675
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post

that Harry Chapin Concert at Rockpalast is a must have video, it's one of my favorite concert DVD's
lot's of Alembic action, Guitar and Bass

David T
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1074
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

I've seen several Rockpalast videos - Harry, Little Feat, Stevie Rave On, Grateful Dead - and I have to ask, what is about Rockpalast? It seems like everybody has a hot night there!


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