I need help finding out who this performer is.

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  1. James D S

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    He appeared on Late Night with David Letterman a few weeks ago. He sang Steve Miller's Jet Airliner, dressed like a hobo. When Letterman walked over to congradulate him on his performance, he seemed feeble-minded. I don't know if in fact he is, he just appeared as such. He was in his 50's or 60's (unkept and it made it hard to pinpoint his age). This mystery man did a great job and I was really impressed and am looking to check some more of his music out. But any search for a singer of "Jet Airliner" is always gonna pull up Steve Miller. He was not Steve Miller. [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
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  3. James D S

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    Greg,
    I listened to Paul Pena's version, and although I couldn't account for the age of his voice or the differences associated with age between the two versions, the two did not sound the same.
    But thanks for the tip. I'll see if I can find a pic of Mr. Pena to compare.
    Thanks!
     
  4. James D S

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    By the way, no disrespect to Mr. Dylan, but All Along the Watchtower IS Jimi's. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Greg_Y

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    You guys are heathens. [​IMG]
     
  7. Greg Robertson

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    I thought I might have heard somewhere that Dylan started playing Jimi's version after hearing it.
    This sounds like something I heard on vh1, so grab yourself a grain of salt. [​IMG]
    Greg
     
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    It's not Neil Young's?
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  9. Mark Cappelletty

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    Paul Pena is the blind bluesman who went to Mongolia about 5 years ago to learn Tuvan throat-singing, an effort which was captured in the excellent documentary "Genghis Blues." It shows up on Sundance from time to time and is on video/DVD-- it's worth tracking down.
     

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