A Homage to Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Hampton Grease Band

Text by Bruce Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, October 22nd, 2021)

“Halifax” By the Hampton Grease Band
From ‘Music to Eat’ – 2 LP Set on Columbia (rel in 1971)

Wouldn’t you like to come to Halifax
Air mass is moving eastwardly
Wouldn’t you like to come to Halifax
Air mass is moving eastwardly
The land is fertile and filled with life
We wish you would come there and spend some time
Yes, We wish you would come to Halifax
You like to spend some time there
We wish you would come to Halifax
Come and breathe some of our air
You can worship at the church of their choice, the church of your choice

Colonel Edward Cornwallis

He founded the home of Englishtown
He established a civil government
He brought strength to the English position
He established a civil government

We wish you would come to Halifax

You like to spend some time there
We wish you would come to Halifax
Come and breathe some of our air

We have many refreshments and entertainment…

We have the largest ships and vessels also
Six thousand six hundred thirty eight miles of grated roads
Six thousand six hundred thirty eight miles of grated roads
And alot of gravel too, and alot of gravel too
Every city has an airport and alot of gravel too
The telegraph stations, their owned and operated
By the federal government.
The telegraph systems, their owned and operated
By the federal government.
There are no TV stations,
First radar is to protect
Set up as the engine number two
To maintain the level of the dew…


From the fall of 1969 until it closed in June of 1971, I attended nearly 20 shows at the Fillmore East. It was located at the corner of 2nd Ave & 4th St, right around the corner from the first location of DMG on East 5th St (1991-2003). It was my favorite rock music performance venue ever and I’ve been to hundreds of others (places & gigs) since. There were usually three bands starting at 8pm (and later at 11pm) and the ticket prices were $5 (orchestra), $4 (mezzanine) & $3 (upper mezz)!

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Membership Drive

2021 MFM Membership Drive Action Alert!

Let’s advocate together #MakingMusicIsAProfession and #UnityInTheMusicCommunity

As we struggle to emerge from the pandemic, we must remember what’s most important in our lives: Music! Musical activities have been drastically curtailed by COVID-19 and its variants; there have been emotional and financial challenges, and many of the resources we traditionally depend on have been severely reduced.

Musicians MUST organize and act collectively.

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Jeffrey Green

“MFM Speaks Out” Ep 33: Jeffrey Green – Musical Instrument Retail and its Relation to the Professional Musician

“It’s All About Building Relationships” – Jeffrey Green

In this episode of MFM Speaks Out, Dawoud Kringle interviews Jeffrey Green, a professional sales engineer, musician, composer, and theorist with Sweetwater, the world’s largest online musical instrument retailer, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #6 – A Conversation with Attorney Barry Heyman, Esq. and Roger Blanc (MFM) Discussing Ways A Musician’s Musical Work Product Can Produce Revenue from Home During the Continuing Pandemic

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 6pm to 7:15pm (ET)
Venue:  ZOOM
Ticket: free

Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfu-srj4qHtL_9ukwtmJDCz9WjtFAy0LG

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