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RE: (TV) Prof. Turtle & "Yonki Time"?

Something that just occurred to me.  Chip may have been an unwilling victim
to Tom's wit.  Tommy could have been on a "a turtle wrote this song" trip
and dropped the name Professor Hardshell as a joke, and the writer copied it
down, thinking it was just a wacky nickname for some blues musician.  I've
never heard of Professor Hardshell (which is, of course, meaningless,
because I know nothing about the blues).


"There is great mystery to this song... This...Yonki Time?"

-----Original Message-----
From: Casey, Leo J [mailto:CaseyL@VOLPE.DOT.GOV]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 2:54 PM
To: 'tv@obbard.com'
Subject: RE: (TV) Prof. Turtle & "Yonki Time"?


Thanks for pointing out to me that there was a Prof. Hardshell/"Yonki Time"
reference in the C. Stern article. 
(I actually think I saw him referenced in another article as well, but I'll
have to double check).

>Here is a little excerpt from a 1979 interview/article by Chip Stern.  It
>might be of help.

> 'On "Yonki Time" (written with the help of the famed New Orleans session
> turtle Professor Hardshell), amidst the sound of breaking glass and
general mayhem,
> Verlaine's chorded solo infers the seminal 1930's guitar work of Eddie 
> Durham and Charlie Christian- it sounds like Japanese reggae.'

> Some of the lyrics from "Last Night" are featured in the Television
> of Kingdom Come ("This Case is Closed" - Bottom Line 1978).  

> In particular:
> "I never looked, I never noticed
> I never saw that it was night."


That last piece of info from you is particularly impressive to me------I'd
go so far to say you're quite the detective!
I'll give my store-bought copy of "This Case is Closed" a listen
tonight----I hardly ever listen to, it because of the lousy sound/recording
quality (at least on my copy).  

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