Since NQC ’12 ended, one of the sets that has stuck with me was the Jubilee set on Monday night. Maybe my favorite song from that song was Beautiful Home.
I actually had never heard the song before, so tonight I finally decided to do some digging. Turns out its an old Kingsmen song. As I was digging, I found this gem of a video on YouTube. I need someone to verify this, but I believe it’s from their 40th Anniversary taping at NQC ’96.
A number of things struck me as fascinating from this video.
- Jim Hamill is fun to watch on stage. I especially enjoyed him grabbing Mark at the end.
- I recognize Anthony Burger, but is that Scoot Shelnut on bass (0:32)? And is that Randy Shelnut, Sr. on the banjo? His mannerisms at 1:13 really remind me of Sr.
- (1:27) Nice catch, Mark!
- I never thought about the fact that Mark sang with Ernie Phillips with the Kingsmen, and now sings with Eric in MTQ. I’m sure it’s common knowledge for most, but I didn’t know it.
I enjoyed the song with the Jubilee guys, but this video took my appreciation to a new level. Honestly, I think another group who would do great with this song is MTQ. Not only for the Phillips/Trammell factor, but also because I think this song would fit Pat Barker well, and we all know how Pat feels about songs that feature the bass…