Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ray Manzarek — Iconic & Legendary Keyboardist/Pianist/Organist from The Doors Passes at 74

Ray Manzarek R.I.P.

"...Ray Manzarek was the incredibly talented and far-beyond gifted keyboardist for the legendary band known to a cult-like legion of fans as — The Doors. His musicianship was so undeniable that The Doors were practically forced to stick w/ him to cover-up the fact that they didn't have a bass player. Ray Manzarek basically played the bass notes on the piano/organ/keyboard and his fill-in's were more than a just a substitute — he revolutionized the instrument; transforming it upside down. His live performances became stuff of legend but was unfortunately, his work was oft-overlooked by the antics and splendor of lead singer: Jim Morrison. Ray Manzarek awed those who were blessed to see and listen to him play — especially 'in-person' — Jim is blessed to have him in his company and 'in-person'..." — KONGFUSION©

"...not only was Ray Manzarek a master on the organ & keyboards — he was a artful & masterful storyteller — perhaps the best that I have ever known (for I have been influenced by his craft & natural God-given talents). Although a legend passes-away, his influential offerings and epic recordings will be cherished by the masses from many years to come..."KONGFUSION©

The Doors: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek Jim Morrison

"Live at the Bowl '68" The Doors

Jim Morrison – vocals
Ray Manzarek – keyboards, keyboard bass
Robby Krieger – guitar
John Densmore – drums

Show Start/Intro – 0:19

"When the Music's Over" – 12:52
"Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" – 1:33
"Back Door Man" – 2:33
"Five to One" – 1:29
"Back Door Man" (Reprise) – 1:22
"The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" – 1:52
"Hello, I Love You" – 2:14
"Moonlight Drive" – 3:21
"Horse Latitudes" – 1:08
"A Little Game" – 1:20
"The Hill Dwellers" – 2:22
"Spanish Caravan" – 3:04
"Hey, What Would You Guys Like To Hear?" – 0:40
"Wake Up!" – 1:30
"Light My Fire" – 9:32
"Light My Fire" (Segue) – 0:38
"The Unknown Soldier" – 4:43
"The End" (Segue) – 1:02
"The End" – 17:31

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