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|Dudley S. Taft|
Dudley Taft performing
|Birth name||Dudley S. Taft Jr.|
|Born||July 4, 1966|
|Origin||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Occupation(s)||composer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, vocalist|
|Labels||Atlantic, East West/Elektra, Capitol Records|
Dudley Taft Band
|Year||Movie Title||Song Title||Instrument||Notes|
|1998||Smoke Signals||Instrumental guitar tracks||Guitars||Writer|
|1998||Postkod Mil Jondren||Hot Mustard||Guitars||Writer|
|1999||The Sixth Sense||Unknown Rider||Guitars||Writer|
|2008||Prom Night||Making a Memory||Guitars||Writer|
|2008||Henry Poole is Here||Lucky Man||Guitars||Writer|
|Year||Show Title||Song Title||Instrument||Notes|
|1994||Arnold Schwarzenegger Body Building Competition||Soft||Guitars||Writer|
|1999||Senseless Acts of Video||Soft||Guitars||Writer|
|1997||E! True Hollywood Story||Superstar||Guitars||Writer|
|1996||Lattjo Lajban||Blue Collar||Guitars||Writer|
|2003||Gossip Se Her||Pendulum||Guitars||Writer|
|2007||Big Brother||Night Climber, Milk Toast, Haystack, Sawtooth||Guitars||Writer|
|2009||Biz Kid$||Peppermint Lane||Guitars||Writer|
|2010||That Metal Show||Pendulum, Caffeine||Guitars||Writer|
|2010||Gene Simmons Family Jewels||Night Climber, Pendulum, Haystack, Sawtooth||Guitars||Writer|
|2014||Bad Judge||Rise Above It||Guitars||Writer|
- 1991: TER – CZ Records – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
- 1993: Sweet Water – Atlantic Records – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
- 1995: Superfriends – East West/Elektra Records – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
- 1998: Second Coming – Capitol Records – Producer, String Arrangement, Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
- 2005: Combustion - Guitar
- 2006: Ignition - Guitar
- 2010: Left For Dead – Songwriter, Producer, Guitar, Vocals
- 2013: Deep Deep Blue – Songwriter, Producer, Guitar, Vocals
- 2014: Screaming In The Wind – Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
- 2015: Skin and Bones – Songwriter, Producer, Guitar, Vocals
Sweet Water (band)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFor the Los Angeles-based group, see Sweetwater (band).
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Sweet Water Origin Seattle, Washington, United States Genres Alternative rock, punk rock, new wave, grunge, hard rock Associated acts Green River, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains Website www .sweetwaterrocks .com Members Adam Czeisler
HistoryOriginally known as S.G.M., the band's members met while students at The Bush School. The band lineup changed in 1990, and included Adam Czeisler, vocals, Rich Credo, lead guitar, Cole Peterson, rhythm guitar, Dudley Taft, Bass and Paul Uhlir, Drums. Garnering acclaim for their debut Ter, the band was subsequently signed in 1992 by Jason Flom, and Will Carson of Atlantic Records and released a self-titled album, Sweet Water produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Dashboard Confessional, Lit, Pearl Jam) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Tin Machine, Robert Plant). The band were then signed to Elektra Records subsidiary East-West, and they recorded a follow-up record Superfriends with Dave Jerden (Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction) producing. Guitarist Taft was fired during the recording of Superfriends and the classic Sweet Water sound took shape with Rich Credo as sole guitarist. Jerden returned to produce Suicide for Tom Zutaut of EMI imprint The Enclave. Suicide was eventually released in conjunction with Good-Ink records in 1999.Members of the band engaged in various side-projects as well, including Peterson's work as bassist for Calm Down Juanita with Tyler Willman and Kevin Guess on their eponymous first studio album, Calm Down Juanita, released in 1998. The band spent 2000-2006 on a self-imposed hiatus, releasing no new music and playing no shows. 2007 saw their return to the stage and various rock websites reported an album in the works.In 2009, the band released Clear the Tarmac on Golden City Records, the label run by Sweet Water guitarist Rich Credo. Considered by many fans to be their best work, Clear the Tarmac sold well and represented what most fans and critics considered to be more than just a return to form. A video for its single Rock Steady garnered national airplay.The band continues to tour and perform select shows: notable among them an Australian tour with Iggy Pop in Jan 2009. A 2008 tour with Stone Temple Pilots was rumored to be a debacle with bassist Cole Peterson publicly calling Scott Weiland a "little crybaby". Peterson and Weiland were reported to have settled their feud over coffee and muffins at Seattle's Caffe Vita. Notable Seattle Drummer Chris Friel replaced Paul Uhlir in 2009, and has been a mainstay in the group since that time.2012 and 2013 saw more creative output from the band, with the 2012 release of a single entitled "Hey Living" with the b-side "Get High Clover" and an accompanying video for the b-side. The 5 song "Dance Floor Kills" EP followed in April 2013. Both releases are on the dual Fin Records/Golden City Records imprint, with Fin handling physical product and Golden City handling digital.In November 2015, Sweet Water returned to the stage with a one-off performance at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. The show was Sweet Water's first performance with a full orchestra, and was notable for the unique on stage collaboration with Seattle singer Shawn Smith,
Album Title Release Date Record Label Ter 1992 New Rage Records Sweet Water 1993 Atlantic Records Superfriends 1995 East West / Elektra Records Suicide 1999 EMI / Good-Ink Records Clear The Tarmac 2009 Golden City Records
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Second Coming (band)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnny Bacolas, Travis Bracht, James Bergstrom, Eric Snyder
Background information Origin Seattle, Washington, USA Genres Industrial dance, post-grunge, hard rock, alternative rock Years active 1990–2008 Labels Red Rocket, TimeStyle Music, Capitol Associated acts Sleze, Alice N' Chains, Sweet Water, Peace and Silence, Soulbender, The Crying Spell, Post Modern Heroes, Lotus Crush Past members Johnny Bacolas
Maxi (Jesse Holt)
Junkeye (Ron Holt)
Dudley TaftSecond Coming was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990. They relocated to Seattle, Washington around 1992 and released their debut album L.O.V.Evil in 1994. This band underwent several lineup changes throughout its existence with drummer James Bergstrom being the sole constant member. He and bassist Johnny Bacolas were ostensibly the nucleus of the band as they were only members who appeared on every album. The two of them have been friends since childhood and they had also formed the rhythm section in an early incarnation of Alice in Chains that also consisted of vocalist Layne Staley and guitarist Nick Pollock; they called themselves Alice N' Chains.Initially, this band was led by singer-guitarist Jesse Holt, nicknamed Maxi, who was the main songwriter for L.O.V.Evil. After 1995, however, Bacolas and Bergstrom reemerged with a different lineup that included vocalist Travis Bracht from Peace and Silence and guitarist Dudley Taft from Sweet Water. In 1998, they released the eponymous Second Coming, which garnered much attention.In 2001, Taft was replaced by guitarist Eric Snyder and two years later the group released a third album 13.
Formation (1990-1994)Second Coming started as an industrial dance band in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. The original lineup consisted of Jesse "Maxi" Holt (vocals, guitar and keyboards), his brother Ron "Junkeye" Holt (bass guitar, vocals, keyboards), James Bergstrom (drums) and Stamatina (keyboards). In 1992, they relocated to Seattle, Washington. Junkeye soon left the band and was replaced by Johnny Bacolas whilst Stamatina was replaced by percussionist and keyboard player, Davis Martin.
L.O.V.Evil (1994-1995)In 1994 Second Coming independently released their debut CD L.O.V.Evil through Red Rocket Records. The album was produced by Maxi and all songs were written by Maxi except for "It's Coming After" (featuring Layne Staley) and "So Wired" written by Junkeye, and "The Great Big Burn" written by T-Roy and Maxi. Second Coming had several most-requested songs on Seattle radio station KISW, including "M.T. Your Gun," "It's Coming After," and "So Beautiful (And Everything)." There also was a music video for the song "Afraid of Love".
Second Coming (1996-2000)In 1996, Johnny Bacolas and James Bergstrom formed a different version of Second Coming with guitarist Dudley Taft and vocalist Travis Bracht, adopting a heavier sound and immediately began work on their next album. To raise funds for this album, Second Coming moonlighted as a cover band called FTA (Funding the Album). Two years later, they independently released their eponymous album Second Coming, which was later reissued with three additional tracks by Capitol Records after the band signed an exclusive recording contract with them on May 8, 1998. The band toured heavily with such as acts as Godsmack, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, VAST, Candlebox, Fuel, and Monster Magnet.
13 and Acoustic (2000-2007)The band parted ways with Capitol Records in 2001, not long after President Gary Gersh, who personally signed Second Coming, parted from the label. They also replaced Dudley Taft with guitarist Eric Snyder and once again began working independently on their next album.In 2002, Layne Staley died after a long battle with drugs. A few months after this tragedy occurred, Second Coming headlined what would be the first annual tribute held in Staley’s honor around his birthday in August. This first tribute also featured the band Soulbender whose vocalist at that time was former Alice N’ Chains guitarist Nick Pollock.In 2003, Second Coming released their third studio album 13 along with a companion EP Acoustic on their own label Timestyle Music and distributed both through their own website, iTunes and Amazon.com.
Final years and post-Second Coming (2007-present)In 2007, Bracht began pulling double duty fronting both Second Coming and Soulbender after Nick Pollock stepped down from the latter. Meanwhile, Second Coming was also said to be working on another album that was due in 2007 but also has not been released. It has since been confirmed on Facebook that Second Coming has been put to rest.In 2008, Bacolas and Snyder worked on another project called The Crying Spell, releasing an album titled Through Hell to Heaven. This band performed with Live vocalist Ed Kowalczyk at the 2009 Layne Staley Tribute Concert. As of 2012, Snyder is still with The Crying Spell, which has put out a second album Disgraceland, whilst Bacolas has left and joined another band called Lotus Crush, which put out an album in 2011 called Half Light Morning.In 2009, Travis Bracht formed another band called Post Modern Heroes along with almost every other member of his first band Peace and Silence, releasing their debut album Post Modern Heroes a year later.
- Last line-up
- Former members
- Jesse Holt - guitar, vocals
- Ron Holt - bass guitar, vocals, keyboards
- Stamatina - keyboards
- Davis Martin - keyboards, percussion
- Dudley Taft - guitar
- Studio albums
Year Album details 1994 L.O.V.Evil
- Released: June 16, 1994
- Label: Red Rocket
1998 Second Coming
- Released: September 22, 1998
- Label: Capitol
- Released: 2003
- Label: Timestyle
- Extended plays
Year Album details 2002 Acoustic EP
- Released: 2002
- Label: Timestyle
Year Title Chart Album US Mainstream Rock 1998 "Soft" 16  Second Coming 1999 "Vintage Eyes" 16 
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This section needs additional citations for verification. (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Prominent members of the Taft family include:
Robert Taft Sr.
Robert Taft Jr.
Daniel Taft Sr., Esq.
- Robert Taft Sr. (1640–1724), the immigrant
Descendants of Joseph Taft
- Joseph Taft (1680–1747), son of Robert Taft Sr.
- Peter Taft (1715–1783)
- Aaron Taft (1743–1808)
- Peter Rawson Taft I (1785–1867), member of the Vermont legislature
- Alphonso Taft (1810–1891), U.S. secretary of war (1876), U.S. attorney general (1876–1877); married first to Fanny Phelps, and second to his cousin Louisa Maria Torrey (see below)
- Charles Phelps Taft I (1843–1929), U.S. representative (1895–1897), publisher (The Cincinnati Times-Star), U.S. representative, owner of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1905 to 1913 and Chicago Cubs from 1914 to 1916
- Peter Rawson Taft II (1846–1889), m. Annie Matilda Hulbert.
- Hulbert Taft Sr.: (1878–1959), Publisher, associate editor, and reporter for the Cincinnati Times Star.
- David Gibson Taft (1916–1962), Businessman, Vice-Chairman of the board of Taft Broadcasting Company. Served as Executive Vice President of Radio Cincinnati, Taft Broadcasting's predecessor. In 1955 he was made manager of WKRC-TV. WWII served as captain in the US Army and liaison officer for General Joe Stillwell.
- Hulbert Taft Jr. (1907–1967), Broadcaster (Taft Broadcasting)
- Dudley S. Taft Sr. (born 1940): businessman, President and Board Chairman of Taft Broadcasting, Cinergy, Tribune Co.
- William Howard Taft I (1857–1930), U.S. president (1909–1913), U.S. chief justice (1921–1930), U.S. secretary of war (1904–1908)
- Robert Alphonso Taft Sr. (1889–1953), U.S. senator from Ohio (1939–1953), three-time unsuccessful Presidential candidate (1940, 1948, 1952)
- William Howard Taft III (1915–1991), ambassador to Ireland
- Robert Alphonso Taft Jr. (1917–1993), U.S. senator from Ohio (1971–1976)
- Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft III (b. 1942), governor of Ohio (1999–2007)
- Lloyd Bowers Taft (1923-1985), investment banker in Cincinnati
- Horace Dwight Taft (1925–1983), physics professor and Dean of Faculty at Yale University
- Charles Phelps Taft II (1897–1983), Charterite Cincinnati mayor (1955–1957), Cincinnati city council member (1938–1942), Hamilton County, Ohio, prosecutor (1927–1928), candidate for governor of Ohio (1952), candidate for Republican nomination for Ohio governor (1958)
- Seth Chase Taft (1922–2013), candidate for Ohio Senate (1962); candidate for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1967); candidate for Republican nomination for governor of Ohio (1982)
- Peter Rawson Taft III, United States Assistant Attorney General Department of Justice; married to Diana Todd
- Henry Waters Taft (1859–1945), candidate for justice of New York Court of Appeals (1898); New York delegate to Republican National Convention (1920, 1924); named partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (from 1919)
- Walbridge Smith Taft (1885–1951), candidate for U.S. representative from New York
- William Howard Taft II (1887–1952)
- Horace Dutton Taft (1861–1943), author, founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut
Descendants of Robert Taft Jr.
- Robert Taft Jr. (1674–1748), Founding Board of Selectmen, Town of Uxbridge, Massachusetts
- Robert Taft III (1697–1777)
- Robert Taft IV (1724–1787)
- Lovett Taft (1756–1837)
- Aurin Post Taft (1788–1861)
- Frederick Lovett Taft I (1811–1869)
- Israel Taft
- Jacob Taft
- Jacob Taft, married to his 1st cousin once removed, Mary Taft
- Eastman Taft, married to his 2nd cousin, Hannah Taft
- Chloe Taft
- Ezra Taft Benson I, Mormon apostle and Representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature
- George Taft Benson Sr.
- George Taft Benson Jr.
- Ezra Taft Benson II, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Leader of the LDS Church 1985-94
- Huldah Taft
- Chloe Daniel
- Anna Davenport
- Samuel Davenport Torrey
- Louisa Maria Torrey, married to her 4th cousin twice removed, Alphonso Taft (see above)
- John Taft
- Jesse Taft
- Hannah Taft, married to her 2nd cousin, Eastman Taft (see above)
- Mary Taft, married to her 1st cousin once removed, Jacob Taft (see above)
Descendants of Daniel Taft Sr.
- Daniel Taft Sr., Massachusetts General Court, Colonial Legislature
- Daniel Taft Jr.
- Josiah Taft, Massachusetts General Court, Legislature-married to Lydia Taft, America's First Woman Voter
Collins familyThe related Collins family tree:
- Ela Collins (1786–1848), New York Assemblyman 1815, U.S. Representative from New York 1823-1825. Father of William Collins.
Lippitt familyThe related Lippitt family tree:
- Christopher Lippitt (1744–1824) Revolutionary War officer, legislator, manufacturer
- Henry Lippitt (1818–1891), Governor of Rhode Island 1875-1877. Father of Charles W. Lippitt and Henry F. Lippitt.
- Charles W. Lippitt (1846–1924), Governor of Rhode Island 1895-1897. Son of Henry Lippitt.
- Henry F. Lippitt (1856–1933), U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1911-1917. Son of Henry Lippitt and married Lucy Herron Laughlin, sister of Helen Herron, who married President William Howard Taft.
- Frederick Lippitt (1916-2005), Rhode Island State Representative 1961-1983. Military officer, political figure and philanthropist.
- John Chafee (1922–1999), Rhode Island State Representative 1957-1963, Governor of Rhode Island 1963-1969, U.S. Secretary of the Navy 1969-1972, candidate for U.S. Senate from Rhode Island 1972, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1976-1999. Grandnephew of Henry F. Lippitt.
- Thomas Wilson (1827–1910), delegate to the Minnesota Constitutional Convention 1857, District Court Judge in Minnesota 1857-1864, Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court 1864-1865, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court 1865-1869, Minnesota State Representative 1880-1882, Minnesota State Senator 1880-1882, U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1887-1889, candidate for Governor of Minnesota 1890. Grandfather of Martha Wheaton Bowers, who married Senator Robert A. Taft.
- John W. Herron, delegate to the Ohio Constitutional Convention 1873, U.S. Attorney in Ohio 1889-1894. Father-in-law of President William Howard Taft.
- Paul Douglas (1892–1976), Chicago, Illinois Councilman; candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois 1942, U.S. Senator from Illinois 1949-1967. Husband of Emily Taft Douglas.
A NOTE ON ROBERT A. TAFT JR., DAVE GROHL'S FATHER, JAMES H. GROHL WORKED FOR HIM AS HIS ASSISTANT. JAMES GROHL ALSO MENTIONS BEING HIT ON BY ALLEN GINSBERG BUT THAT WILL BE ANOTHER POST. BOHEMIANS AND OHIO REPUBLICAN DYNASTIES??? WHATEVER...
ANYWAY I HIGHLIGHTED HIS BROTHER ON THE FAMILY TREE ALSO. HE IS DOING HIS OWN THING WITH BRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER KUSH...
CINCINNATI - The Taft family tree has plenty of branches in business and politics. Woody Taft could make a significant contribution to both if his marijuana investment company succeeds as he hopes.
“It engages me on a business, political and personal level,” said Taft, vice president of development for Taft Broadcasting Co., a family-owned investment company. “As a businessman and investor, the opportunity to participate in the creation of what I hope is a model marijuana industry for the rest of the nation and the world is perhaps the most speculator opportunity I’ve ever seen in my lifetime or will see.”http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1494398/mediaindex
Taft was introduced in March as a “key investor” for ResponsibleOhio, the campaign for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana. This story is part of a series that takes a deeper look at ResponsibleOhio investors, exploring their business backgrounds and why they joined the movement.
Taft is convinced Ohio will reduce crime and alleviate its heroin epidemic by replacing drug dealers with corporations that can produce higher-quality marijuana at lower prices. But he also sees a chance for Ohio to be on the leading edge of a developing industry that could produce the next wonder drugs to treat pain, seizures, cancer and dementia.
“It frankly is an embarrassment that marijuana is still on Schedule 1 at the federal level,” he said. “It prevents federal approval for testing, which we need to do to tease out all of the medicinal benefits of marijuana and actually get it into the pharmaceutical system so it can be prescribed by doctors. People who need this should be able to go to their pharmacy to get it.”
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