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rockinbob
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Cactus

#112463 2 years, 9 months ago
I'm wondering if ANYONE here ever heard of a band called Cactus from the early 70's with Carmine Appice and Tim Bogart ( Vanilla Fudge ) and my GREAT friend Jimmy McCarty who like me is from Detroit. Cactus released a couple albums and toured everywhere until Jimmy quit to move back home to Detroit. Carmine and Tim then got Jeff Beck to do a record and tour after that..........
My friend Jimmy has influenced a lot of killer guitar greats includiing: Eddie Van Halen, Ace Frehley, along with Ted Nugent ( The Anti- Hippie ) and many others. Jimmy McCarty has played and recorded with Hendrix ( 9 To The Universe, Jimmi Jimmy Jam ), Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes and The Mule, Bob Seger, and a host more. Here is a sample of some prime Cactus on tour below:

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Major Riff rock but GREAT GUITAR playing and they will be in Times Square at BB Kings April 18th.. Im going AFTER Furthur.......
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Chester
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Re: Cactus

#112481 2 years, 9 months ago
Wow! You mean your friend was the "Jimmy" in the Jimi/Jimmy Jam? That's really cool. I have that album on vinyl.
And I've heard of "Cactus", but I'm not familiar with their work.
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rockinbob
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Re: Cactus

#112513 2 years, 9 months ago
Yes Chester, Jim McCarty is the "other" Jimmy and he quit Cactus sometime after they played MSG in late 71'. McCarty also replced Hendrix in The Buddy Miles Blues Express in the late 60's after Mitch Ryder broke up the Detroit Wheels in 68 to go to Vegas leaving McCarty without a band, UNTIL Hendrix called Buddy......
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Re: Cactus

#112624 2 years, 9 months ago
Cool. I didn't know that.
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Re: Cactus

#113372 2 years, 9 months ago
I have fond memories of Cactus though, unfortunately, I never got to see them.
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eddieb
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Re: Cactus

#115939 2 years, 9 months ago
I was a huge fan of Jimmy, and Cactus. I saw them in their prime all over NY, including every appearance at the Fillmore East, Action House, and anywhere else within driving distance of Long Island. He was as good as it gets. So were they, until the unfortunate split. My Cactus stubs...
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