Hi Bob-- Hehe...I would know the end of the world is upon us if you didn't know Robert J. Wilke and the LVC connection! ;)
I loved Gary Cooper in MAN OF THE WEST, but just like in HIGH NOON, the heavies almost steal the film--Lee & Wilke in HIGH NOON, and Wilke & Royal in WEST. Royal's Trout character was downright scary because of that crazy grin plastered to his face. Those icy blue eyes could literally cut glass--he was so effective in that film, and nobody else could have played Trout.
Nice! "Further On Up The Road" is one of my favorite blues numbers, so I'll do that for sure! BTW: one of my favorite covers of "Further On Up The Road" was performed by Eric Clapton and The Band in November 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco for The Band's Final Concert as documented in Martin Scorsese's THE LAST WALTZ. You've probably seen it, Bob, but if you haven't, you can check it on YouTube.
I'll let you know when I watch Gary's cover of the song.
I did! Gary chewed it up on "Stormy Monday!" I've seen that video--his fingers are making love to that '61 Strat!
and we know Robert J. Wilkie as one of the three gunmen waiting for Ian MacDonald to get off the train in High Noon. Then the four of them go gunning for Gary Cooper. The other two were Sheb (The... more