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Article: The Music In Me: Backstage With Jim Marshall

Gilbert Klein

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Typo: Allman's 1978 should be 1971?


One of my favorite albums of all time.

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: RPi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Great article about a great artist. After reading it there is no doubt that Jim Marshall is the definitive rock and roll photographer, who left the guidelines that all present and future rock photographers must follow (much like the beatles for every rock and roll band).


Thanks for sharing the intimate stories and allowing us to glimpse not only the artist but also the man himself.


Final comment: As far as regrets go, not going to that concert (one of the last featuring Duane Allman) would be pretty high on anyone´s list of regrets.


Keep sharing the stories.



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In the fall of 1993 my then-girlfriend (now wife) and I were visiting friends in the Bay Area and one of them had been invited to Jim's house so we all went. We spent much of a Sunday afternoon there, where Jim passed around one of his Leicas, served us whiskey and insisted I dry-fire his Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum so I could admire its action, which was indeed very smooth. We spent some time looking at his contact sheets and I ordered a print of Jerry Garcia at Woodstock, a well-known shot. He was supposed to ship the print to me in NYC but in the end he called and said he was coming to town and would bring it with him and we could meet for drinks. We ended up going to dinner and had another wonderful time. Jim was indeed very funny and chock full of wild stories, some of which I kind of believed. We will never forget the two occasions we got to spend time with Jim. And man, those photos! Thanks so much for sharing your memories!

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