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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

The Band Guestbook, December 2011


Entered at Sat Dec 31 22:44:49 CET 2011 from (24.164.173.243)

Posted by:

Lars

Location: The Woods

Subject: A Change....

NORM- Well said. I'm with you, bro- we could use some peace on Earth....pray for peace....even if we hafta pound some people into the pavement to get it.

In the days when Rick Danko had a show around this time of year, I seem to remember him wishing us in the audience, "A peaceful, happy and PROSPEROUS New Year" .... I echo those sentiments now and pass them on to all of the people who read this GB... and to all of The Band "family" of musicians and fans....(that's a lot of people)....Happy New Year.


Entered at Sat Dec 31 22:43:05 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Concerts

Joan, some landmark concerts. Wow.


Entered at Sat Dec 31 21:39:17 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: I Hope.........A Change is Gonna Come

Maybe the world will have a little more peace this year.......I hope.

For me the greatest voice ever. I sit back in my music room, lay back in the chair and let this fill the air.

Today to celebrate the New Year, Susan and I are going to the old Patricia Theater to see the afternoon Matinee movie, "Hugo". This evening prime rib roast, fresh lobster, stuffed potaoes with a bottle of wine at home where it's safe.

Norbert, Lars, Dunc, Peter and all the rest of you lads and ladies, Happy New Year.


Entered at Sat Dec 31 21:10:20 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Wishing everyone a Happy and healthy New Year.

Stay safe!


Entered at Sat Dec 31 18:50:06 CET 2011 from (72.71.222.148)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Happy New Year's!


Entered at Sat Dec 31 16:01:53 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The Year of the Dragon

Happy New Year to one and all.


Entered at Sat Dec 31 07:46:31 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Happy New Years

Must be time to listen to Rock of Ages again.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 23:39:13 CET 2011 from (74.59.199.34)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Wishing everybody a safe, healthy, and happy New Year.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 21:37:39 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

As a Republican it is funny to listen to right wing Republicans go on about RR when in fact they would crucify him as a centrist in this day and age.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 20:41:24 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Peter V/ concerts

The Republican Party has Deified Reagan. Mostly they are unaware of the actual positions he took. This is confirmed by Ron Reagan, His son, who is a liberal radio show host in Seattle. he's recently published s book called "MY father at 100." The song was offensive only if you fail to have a sense of humor. There was more political humor that was homegrown,

The only concerts I have been at that were released as records, were The Weavers at Carnegie Hall, and The Allman Bros at the Fillmore (East).


Entered at Fri Dec 30 20:28:11 CET 2011 from (82.72.124.75)

Posted by:

JM

Subject: 1976 Santa Cruz

I think I finally found the date of the gig in Santa Cruz 1976. In my archives I found a ticket saying: $ 7 Gen Adm Friday August 20th 1976. The concert on the 4th of july I mentioned earlier was in Lexington KY in the Memorial Coliseum and Levon Helm writes about it in This Wheel's on Fire page 251(edition 2000)


Entered at Fri Dec 30 20:17:06 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Concerts that were released as albums, or CD's

Was looking over some old ticket stubs and realized I've seen a few shows, but only one was released as an album Paul Simon in Central park back in 91, so somewhere in that crowd is me. Anyone every been to a show that ended up being released as a album/cd?


Entered at Fri Dec 30 18:21:03 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

From RR's Facebook page........a nice touch:

"Rick was not only a brilliant music collaborator in my life, he was also a pure joy to be brotherly friends with. I very much miss him every year at this time.... and will forever." - RR


Entered at Fri Dec 30 17:02:50 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

It is odd the way Reagan folks have taken his memory to God like levels. My favorite was when Bachman was announcing she was going to take tax levels back to the Reagan Era and the crowds would go nuts. When it was pointed out that Reagen era Tax rates would raise the rates on everyone the outpouring of anger that someone would point out the fact was stupifying.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 09:44:11 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Web: My link

Subject: another song

This is one of my more Band inspired songs. A sort of cross between Hobo Jungle and All La Glory with Rick's closing bass line from The Rumour thrown in for good luck. The acoustic guitar is very much based on something Robbie might have played. There's not alot written about his acoustic playing but what he did on songs like Arcardian Driftwood is priceless. There's also some accordion - but nothing anywhere close to what Garth might do.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 08:26:18 CET 2011 from (99.115.147.236)

Posted by:

Pat B

Presidents have been the butt of jokes since Adams. However when the followers decide to deify one--like Reagan--the jokes actually get funnier.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 01:33:25 CET 2011 from (124.169.10.76)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Web: My link

Subject: Comedy subjectivity

It's difficult.. You can laugh at yourself as much as you like, but start stirring inappropriately and you're in for it. Tehe Dixie chicks got hammered because hey said what they said in London. Somehow it would have been less stinging in the us. Of course, the role of president is pretty sacred too. Nevertheless, here's some more Reagan humour...


Entered at Fri Dec 30 01:32:12 CET 2011 from (72.71.222.148)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Would have been nice to celebrate Rick's b'day w/ him today...

Nice blog article by John Barry on Randy's new band CKS Band & its performance @ Bearsville Theater earlier this yr.


Entered at Fri Dec 30 00:38:34 CET 2011 from (68.81.218.132)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Subject: easing into winter

Bill M, yeah, things been kinda slow around the pond. The girls are all transferred to the basement pond, where it's cool enough to slow their metabolism, but not inspire hibernation. They'll get lively enough next week when I set up filtration and a heater for them. As for the zydeco, there are no east coast shows planned till mid February, so I leapt on the opportunity to babble on about Clifton's early recordings for Arhoolie. He never trusted the engineers fully, fearing that they would take outtakes, alternate takes or rejected songs of his, and release them behind his back. Some of his stuff was licensed to Tomato Records or Charley or Huey Meaux's Crazy Cajun label for more widespread distribution. This didn't sit well with him, and one time he'd recorded a session for Alligator Records, but a speaker was dead and it was miked wrong. He had recorded 10 songs, and the producer remiked him and asked for another take. Clifton said, no, he was done, and insisted on taking the master tape home. When the producer protested that he'd already spent $1100 or $1200 on the session, Clifton pulled a wad of money out of his pocket, paid Bruce Iglauer, and walked out.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 18:16:15 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Amy, whatcha gonna do?

From the Dept. of Vinyl Siding: With the mention of Amy Records, Lee Dorsey comes to mind for me, as he cut some of his best work for that label. With help from Allen Toussaint, he released two great singles in 1966 -- WORKIN' IN THE COAL MINE / MEXICO and HOLY COW / OPERATION HEARTACHE.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 17:47:27 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: "I Believe" Not The 9 o'clock news

Help me out on this one. See link to Not The 9 o'clock News (Pamela Stephenson, Rowan Atkinson, Mel & Griff) doing "I Believe" in the Reagan area. When this was current, I was in a bar with American friends who were telling Reagan jokes. I kept very quiet, but as it was convivial, I recited the lyrics to this song. The atmosphere went ice cold immediately and they were all offended. More than 20 years has passed. Is it offensive now? Or has it worn off?


Entered at Thu Dec 29 17:46:33 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.82)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter M: Thanks for taking the time to provide so much interesting info. A slow time at the turtle ranch?


Entered at Thu Dec 29 17:11:13 CET 2011 from (124.186.222.228)

Posted by:

sandra collins

Location: sydney

Subject: love your work, again

Dear The Band, this is my third ever "fan" correspondence and I'm over a half century old. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", is now more than ever, an anthem for those in distress, missing their children, and wondering why they should never have taken only the very best, which is happening every day for mothers and fathers around the world. Any way now any day now you could re-release? With kind regards and respect Sandra Collins


Entered at Thu Dec 29 16:38:17 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Eat the Document

Someone has uploaded a nice Christmas present over at YouTube -- the edited (1:20:30) version of the "Eat the Document" video.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 16:30:36 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Rick

Today was Rick Danko's Birthday. Missing you Rick.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 15:55:09 CET 2011 from (68.81.218.132)

Posted by:

Peter M

Location: Zydecological Observatory & Turtle Ranch, Drexel Hill, Pa.

Subject: Bill M., Clifton Chenier 45s

Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records took a bus from California to Houston in 1959 to record Lightnin' Hopkins. After a couple of recordings, he got interested in zydeco musicians playing house dances and bars. Lightnin' asked him in '62, if he wanted to go hear his cousin, Clifton. Cliff was playing in the Frenchtown section of Houston in a beer joint. Chris was familiar with some 45s Cliff put out on Specialty records, getting local radio and jukebox play. He booked him into Gold Star studio. They argued about whether to record with a full band, or just accordion, rubboard and drums. Cliff wanted to do Ray Charles and Fats Domino covers and Cliff insisted HE knew what would go over with the black dancers in Louisiana and Texas. When they compromised, and Cliff put the R&B touches to "that goddamn old French" ("I'll make half the numbers in French, and half in rock and roll"), the first Arhoolie album, "Louisiana Blues and Zydeco", took off with both college age folk music fans and the Creole community alike. The second Arhoolie album, in 1966 mixed the genres even more, with "Let the Good Times Roll", Louis Jordan's jump classic, done in decidedly French Creole style, Don Gibson's country tune, "I Can't stop Loving You", and several deep trad Creole classics,including the big hit, "Black Gal". Distribution was too much for Mr Chris and Floyd Soileau, so they licensed it to Bell Records. I've seen 45s for sale on the AMY Ma La Bell (NYC)label as well as listed on the straight ahead Bell label. One 45 has a green label with the Specialty Records logo on top, then "From the Arhoolie LP Bon Ton Roulet" below. All list publishing as Traditional Music/Flat Town Music. When they finished it, they were all aware that this one was the breakthrough.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 09:50:10 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

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Entered at Thu Dec 29 09:30:36 CET 2011 from (74.125.92.86)

Posted by:

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Subject: wholesale nfl jersey

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Entered at Thu Dec 29 09:24:01 CET 2011 from (82.42.122.89)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Ha ha - that's one of the things I love about the GB

CALVIN
Another thing that annoys me Peter about this "hidden treasures" climate is the Bar Code shoppers.
Have you seen these folks? They walk around with their phones or a bar code scanner that has an App which searches what the product with that barcode is selling for. You seem them all the time in Thrift Stores and 2cd Hand Book or Music Stores.
You think the folks at stores dont know what Mint/VG/G/F means, these folks are awful. Its the mean reason I wont by Books/Music via Ebay/Half.com. They simply dont know the grading scale.

Ha ha Nice one Calvin - I love how you can read an entire post and by the end of it you realise you haven't got the foggiest notion of what the poster has been talking about even though you know you probably should :-0)

LOL - sorry, just me being a bit thick, Calvin!!


Entered at Thu Dec 29 04:52:41 CET 2011 from (124.169.10.76)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Happy Belated Seasonal greetings

(I'm throwing New Year and christmas together - no political correctness from me: unless you celebrate Hannukah or Kwanzaa, then all appropriate greetings as well.)

A quick joke: as we're talking about collections, and quality grades, htis is for Bill, David, Peter, Calvin and the rest of you...

A guy finds an old painting and an old violin in his shed. Intrigued, he takes them to a valuer. the valuer takes them, and the man who owns them hears nothing for weeks adn weeks..

Eventually, he tracks the valuer down, who apologises and explains that these were special cases, he had to send them overseas, but that he now had good news and bad news.

Ok, says our erstwhile subject. What's the good news?

Well, says the valuer, you are the owner fo a genuine Stradivarius and a genuine rembrandt.

there are a few seconds of silence while our owner composes himeslf. 'that's incredible!' he says. 'What on earth could the bad news be?'

'How do I put this?', says the dealer 'Stradivarius wasn't much of a painter and Rembrandt couldn't build violins...'


Entered at Thu Dec 29 00:27:54 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: "Waterstoning"

In the book sphere in the UK it's known at Waterstoning. I haven't seen bar code readers, but I have seen people browsing in Waterstones (in most UK towns it's the main book shop) and simple noting titles to check later on amazon. I suspect "Waterstoning" hit a mood because it sounds like Waterboarding, which for book stores, it is.

I admit to making notes in HMV, but that's to update my DVD rental list with new releases I wouldn't buy anyway.


Entered at Thu Dec 29 00:12:38 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: That was an interesting and enlightening discussion. As for the Winnipeg store, I don't buy online so didn't look at the site. The prices in the physical store certainly seemed reasonable to me, however. I would have bought more but the thought of lugging stuff home on the train limited me. I would have picked up mint 'spares' of Sonny Charles' brillliant "Black Pearl" and my favourite NRBQ record, "Down In My Heart" with King Curtis on sax. Of the couple dozen I did buy, I think the most expensive was Clifton Chenier's "Black Girl" on Amy at $8. Says it was produced by Chris Strachwitz (sp?), so I'm hoping it sounds like Chenier's first couple Arhoolie LPs.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 23:51:01 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

Another thing that annoys me Peter about this "hidden treasures" climate is the Bar Code shoppers.

Have you seen these folks? They walk around with their phones or a bar code scanner that has an App which searches what the product with that barcode is selling for. You seem them all the time in Thrift Stores and 2cd Hand Book or Music Stores.

You think the folks at stores dont know what Mint/VG/G/F means, these folks are awful. Its the mean reason I wont by Books/Music via Ebay/Half.com. They simply dont know the grading scale.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 22:58:47 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

In addition, The Band previously appeared with Dylan at the Woody Guthrie Tribute concert in 1968, with recordings subsequently released on a 1972 LP by Columbia.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 22:50:15 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: The Small Print

I guess exclusivity clauses relating to who artists can record with on other labels were standard under most recording contracts. The Band's original agreement, through Grosscourt Productions with Capitol Records, dated Feb. 1, 1968, provided "for the exclusive personal endeavors of Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson, performing as 'The Crackers' (herein somtimes called the 'Artists') in connection with the production of records..."

Interestingly, Part 6 of the agreement included the following clause:

"Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein Artists shall have the right to perform and record as side men and/or as joint artists with Bob Dylan for any recording company, television program, motion picture or legitimate stage production for which Bob Dylan is then rendering services."

Apparently this specifically came into play in 1974 when The Band worked with Dylan on "Planet Waves" and the live "Before The Flood" tour recordings, originally released on the Asylum label, and later by Sony/Columbia.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 20:38:37 CET 2011 from (72.78.44.95)

Posted by:

PSB

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Thanks David for the clarification which does make sense.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 19:01:11 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, David. That makes sense. There were LPs too.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 18:59:43 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Bob Dylan & the Fontana Mindbenders

Peter: Mixing up the confusion metaphor further, the Searching For A Gem website says that the CBS dispute was over the three 7" EPs that Fontana released with highlights from Newport 1963, featuring Dylan performances. According to the site, CBS only licensed those Dylan performances for inclusion on LPs.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 18:27:45 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Calvin, it's exactly the same here both on junk on TV shows (every fecking day) and on charity shops looking them up on eBay. The trouble is the people looking don't have a clue, especially on the meaning of "mint." Oxfam and British Heart Foundation have specialist Book Shops, Book & Music shops, and recently just "Music shops." As they don't pay for stock, have volunteer staff, and get hugely-discounted business taxes, the actual specialist shops can't compete.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 18:21:09 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dylan on Fontana

PSB: This is a controversial one … every copy of the Rare Record Guide says they were withdrawn "before release' after CBS objected.. That's not true because I saw and heard them at the time, and secondhand copies are not uncommon (though they are expensive). I thought that Vanguard had permission for US release, but not for British release through Fontana (a Philips label).

The complicating factor is that CBS had been released through Philips from its launch as a separate British label in 1961 to late 1964. Previously throughout the fifties, CBS (US Columbia) had been released as Philips discs. They couldn't use the Columbia name in the UK, because EMI had its own Columbia label, so launched as CBS in 1961. Late in 1964, CBS bought up the Oriole label. Basically they were after Oriole's pressing facility, which was large because Oriole also made the Embassy discs for Woolworths. They were not after Oriole's catalogue, which was meagre having just lost Tamla-Motown distribution (here released as Oriole-American) to EMI's Stateside label.

So that happened right at the end of 1964, and owning their own pressing facility, they split from Philips, and allegedly it was somewhat acrimonious. Philips had the Vanguard deal released via its Fontana subsidiary and went ahead to release the Newport 63 discs.

I remember listening to them in the basement of Minns Music store in Bournemouth, I wanted to buy them, but needed to get the cash together. Then they became "unavailable." I agree that the record Guide is wrong in saying they were "unreleased" but I think "withdrawn" is the right description. I'd be very interested if you know more because this applies to at least three chapters of the stuff I'm doing on British labels.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 18:09:32 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

True enough Peter-back in the early 90s a partner and I had a decent size space in an antique Mall right down the street from the largest Flea Market in probably 5 hours in any direction.

In those days we could stock our space by hitting all the Goodwills and Salvation Army Stores in the area. It wasnt that uncommon to run across items for $1-$10 we could sell for $300 plus. Now those establishments have staff who checks the worth of their donations. It's the Ebay effect.

I don't know how it is in the UK, but over here their is an entire cottage industry of TV shows based on the premise that in every stack of junk their is a valuable collectible. It seems half the shows on the History Channel now revolve around that concept. Although I do admit Im somewhat addicted to "Storage Wars" a show about a bunch of second hand store owners who go to storage locker auctions to stock their stores.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 17:39:47 CET 2011 from (72.78.44.95)

Posted by:

PSB

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Subject: Dylan Prices

Peter, If you're talking about the Newport '63 compilations Dylan was on, they weren't withdrawn. Fontana released Vanguard Records in the UK. Vanguard did all the Newport Folk Festival Recordings and any Dylan tracks on them were released with the consent of Columbia Records.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 17:16:17 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Dylan Singles

As I mentioned last month, Columbia/Legacy released a limited edition (5000 pressing) 7" vinyl box set containing 4 Dylan singles and picture sleeves on Black Friday Record Store Day. It included original mono mixes of the following:

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (featuring various members of The Hawks)/Highway 61 Revisited
Positively 4th St./From A Buick Six
Like A Rolling Stone/Gates of Eden
Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me


Entered at Wed Dec 28 16:47:17 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: red vinyl

The Rare Record Guide doesn't list them for the UK, but I'm sure I've seen some … there was that coloured vinyl surge of collectables, which CBS were pretty keen on. According to some highly esoteric books, coloured vinyl sounds better than black because the carbon in the black affects the magnetic field … the very first 45s were on coloured vinyl.

I can never resist "I Want You" for the B-side. A UK copy rates at £12 mint.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 16:14:53 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Choosing Sides B

While the 45 single version of "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" is edited, it's worth seeking out for the B-side, "Most Likely You Go Your Way...", which features a different, early mono mix. The single version of "I Want You" is also edited, but much desirable also for its B-side, a live 1966 version of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" recorded with the Hawks (Mickey Jones on drums) in Liverpool.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 16:05:13 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Dylan Collectables

Peter V, thanks for the information.The problem with buying records before the internet was you didn't realize how many of these records were out there. If someone put an add in Goldmine selling something I didn't have I usually tried to buy it regardless of the condition. Today I have a lot of mint but I also have a lot of less then mint. Do you ever see the set of Dylan singles for sale that were pressed on red vinyl?


Entered at Wed Dec 28 15:21:19 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: eBay

Sorry a further thought. eBay has distorted the market for all collectables. First it's caused massive price swings as people get auction fever and get into bidding wars (Mrs V springs to mind on this …). Second it's brought tons of stuff out of the attics in a rush and flooded the market. A record store owner was discussing this last week with me. He had two pretty battered LPs … Bringing it All Back Home and Highway 61 (both valued at £40 mint). He was selling them at £2 because of the condition (I think £5 would have been reasonable actually). He had other copies at £10 and £20 in better condition. He said someone had brought two of the same in a similarly grubby condition into his shop and wanted £20 each for them, on the grounds that, "One went for £40 on eBay". (Secondhand stores, like antique shops work on a minimum of 100% markup). As he said, he had no chance of getting that for them, and declined.

What all dealers agree is that the vinyl market is widening. Stuff in mint / near mint condition is escalating rapidly in value. Stuff at poorer condition is falling rapidly in value. If you collected stuff new, or near mint, and it's Dylan, I think it will go up.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 15:10:13 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dylan prices

Ah, I have a theory on this! Mint Dylan LPs to 1968, rate at £30 to £50 in Rare Record Guide 2012 (remember MINT means that, and the price drops fast as condition does). EPs are expensive, at £40 to £75 mint, and they hold that value pretty well. The £75 ones are the Fontana compilations with Seeger & Baez from Newport 1963, released in May 1965. According to the book they were never officially released. I'm sure that's not true. They were released but withdrawn when CBS got angry about them. A friend bought all three new.

Most Dylan singles are more like £6 to £8, with a few at £10 to £12, with a few exceptions … Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat in the rare picture sleeve (rare in the UK) is £45. One of Us Must Know is £20.

My theory is that they're all under-priced, and whenever I see really clean Dylan singles at £1 to £3, I pick them up. I reckon they'll go up in price. Dealers disagree because they say collectors bought albums. This is a bit like jazz, where a lot of Eps and singles are worth little, because it was an LP market.

But I often see stuff that I can't leave in the 50p or £1 box … I pick up any Band single I see there.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 14:49:16 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Bob Dylan singles and ep's

Peter V, during the 70's and 80's I collected everything I could on Bob Dylan. I have hundreds of ps singles and ep's that I probably paid way to much money for. Now, with two kids in college I would love to sell everything. The online web sites have over the top prices but when you look on ebay there are thousands of records that are getting very little bids. When you go to the collector stores in your area are the Dylan singles and eps still priced high or have they dropped in price?


Entered at Wed Dec 28 09:57:50 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

It's hard to judge prices from websites, Bill, because they don't bother to put the real bargains online. You need to be there and looking. Having said that, I'd say The Beatles singles listed were extremely expensive. I don't know Canadian prices, but most British dealers have the bulk of Beatles singles at £3 to £5. Strawberry Fields in the original picture sleeve, or an early Love Me Do are the exceptions. For Beatles singles to hit the "Rare Record Guide" mint prices, they have to be truly "mint", unplayed or virtually unplayed. As dealers tell me, any collector can easily assemble a complete set of Beatles singles cheaply, and then the only thing they're in the market for is genuine mint copies. Even then, I recently bought four for £5 each … the shop had bought in an estate from someone who'd worked at EMI's pressing plant, and had every Beatles single unplayed, never having liked them but thought they'd be collectable one day. I bought the four to replace ones I had in only average condition, got home, realised they were truly "mint" (I'd assumed it was a sales pitch) and went straight back to the shop. He'd already sold the lot. So … $23 to $45 for run-of-the mill Beatles is very high. But you have to be there. I know one shop that has a beautiful collection of Eps on the wall from £30 to £100. I don't think he's sold more than a couple in two years, but he doesn't reduce the price because they say "this is a well-stocked shop" when people come in.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 03:03:52 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.82)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Peter V: They do have a website, above, and they do do mail order. Prices are good - the Band 45 would have been $4 - though postage will cost big. It was Greg who I dealt with and he'll remember me as the friend of Wayne's who searched through the 45s so thoroughly. Wayne, by the way, is the friend I've mentioned over the years in the context of the questionable chain of 'expertise' that went into devising the credits on the Sequel comp of Hawkins' Roulette material. (It was Wayne who got them to realise and acknowledge that the guys singing the demoes weren't Hawkins but Carter and Paulman.


Entered at Wed Dec 28 03:03:52 CET 2011 from (68.50.244.13)

Posted by:

Jonathan Katz

Location: Columbia, MD
Web: My link

Subject: Info?

Anybody know anything about these guys?


Entered at Wed Dec 28 01:05:19 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

I would have bought both those, Bill. Sounds like a great shop. Machines is quite hard to find, though apparently it was number one in the EP chart, but by then the EP format was fast declining. It had declined earlier in America.


Entered at Tue Dec 27 21:03:00 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill M

Rockin' C: Nice sentiments. Kinda wish I'd picked up another 4d in Winnipeg yesterday, "Beyond The Clouds". Susan might recall it.

Peter V: the place also had Manfred Mann's "Machine" EP in a stiff cardboard jacket if you're interested. Oh yes, and a US promo of UOCC / TNTDODD - no special sleeve and looks like the regular label except that it says 'promotional copy'.


Entered at Tue Dec 27 17:49:35 CET 2011 from (99.89.226.221)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Westie- the road is a goddamn impossibe way of life.... for anyone, in any trade- music, sales, construction,I'm sure there are other businesses that can keep you on the road too. The road did not kill Rick or Richard.... you did not exactly say that it did, but it may or may not have been an implication of what you wrote. People who live home hang themselves too, even musicians.Friend of mine, harp player here in st louis, off the road a long time , hung himself back in 2010. Poeple do it all the time. People who live home do die of heart failure, obesity, possibly the toll that chemical abuse takes.A buddy of mine, in his 60s, very overweight, and a lifelong on again off again heroin user, hard drinker, severe pot head, had a massive coronary and died walking to work a couple months back. Rick andRichard, god bless em as you say, neither one of them died cause of the road. They were who they were, same as Robbie,Garth,Levon are who they are. Now this business of performing music on holidays- you are entitled to your feelings....And who wouldn't want t be with thier families or friends on holidays.but there are plenty of musicains who do want to perform on holidays.... plenty who are thrilled to have the opportunity to...different strokes for different folks.... there are plenty of musicians who want to play every chance they have, and want to perform till they can;t or till they die. Different strokes for different folks- it;s great you are enjoying your rockin chair years- keep on doing just that a long time. BTW, there are people who enjoy the road.


Entered at Tue Dec 27 11:28:37 CET 2011 from (118.172.40.21)

Posted by:

IleanaCrumly

Location: 17403 Harlan D Yorba Linda, CA
Web: My link

Subject: Nice site

Nice site filled with good tidings!


Entered at Tue Dec 27 04:15:23 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.80)

Posted by:

Bill M

David Lucas: Thanks for thE additional pointers to Done on Bradstreet info. Did any of you record with later bands? I likely saw the group on Barry Allen's TV (a clip of which is at the CBC 3 site that sadavid pointed us to last week) because I watched the show religiously. Coincidentally, today in Winnipeg I picked up the only 45 released by Barry Allen and Cheyenne Winter. Is Barry why you went to Clovis?

In the same store I also picked up the "Rock And Roll Shoes" 45 from "Rock of Ages", "Dylan's Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" 45, Hawkins' wild late-'60s psych "Mary Jane" (with wrangy lead guitar by John Till) and wrangy keyboards from Richard Bell (I think) and "Nature Boy" by the Shields. That song I'm most intersted in hearing because a friend tells me that that's what Paul McCartney wrote "And In The End" in answer to (as opposed to my theory, "The Weight").


Entered at Tue Dec 27 03:39:54 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

My Husband's Got no Courage


Entered at Tue Dec 27 02:21:42 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Thru the years!

I hope every one has enjoyed their Christmas, or Festivus and still are safe and healthy. I had the good fortune to spend mine with my youngest grand daughter, and newest grandson, and their mom and dad.

At this time of year now, and at my age I am so happy that the days of playing music for New Year parties, (playing for 5 or 6 hours) is behind me. There was many nights I had a great crowd, and a great band behind me. But...now, I'm tired.........I wish every one a very happy new year, with much sucess in your endeavours. Health to you and all your loved ones. As usual, (and I always am optimistic it may be helping), I wish for more peace on this earth less harm to people, and particularly the faces of little children I see on the news. The poor little souls never deserve the terrorism, hunger and sadness that befalls them.

When I hold little Liam in my arms and he smiles up at me with the trust of the helpless little people, I thank the almighty that we live in a land where this doesn't happen very much.

So in conclusion, listen to James Taylor sing this song, and look at the pictures. This is the kind of life we survived for a lot of years. So don't be to hard on Robbie Robertson. Try to understand the old saying. "All that glitters isn't gold." The road life always has a price, and takes it's toll. Richard and Rick have been gone for a long time now..........God rest their souls.......


Entered at Mon Dec 26 17:31:22 CET 2011 from (24.64.161.82)

Posted by:

David E. Lucas

Location: Alberta

Subject: Done On Bradstreet

Anyone who'd like to know more about Done On Bradstreet, please check these out. http://jeffreymorgan.info/ scroll down to Nov 27 http://cashboxcanada.ca/reviews http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/music/five-songs-worth-a-listen-dec-20/article2276561/ http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/artists/Done-On-Bradstreet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VupE99NOl_U


Entered at Mon Dec 26 06:40:24 CET 2011 from (69.253.214.192)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: the (seasonally indoor) Turtle Pond

Subject: seasonal message

Have thoroughly enjoyed the holiday posts, and at the risk of repeating a story, I thought I'd pass on a lovely Danko anecdote... But first, I thought I'd retell a New Years story. Last year, my then 21 year old son was home from his junior year at college. He'd spent Christmas at his girlfriend's house, then came to our house in the last couple of days before NYE. On Dec 31st they found themselves completely engrossed in the latest video game, on our living room TV. My wife was working (premium pay for the holiday) and, if left on my own, New Years means nothing to me. But, as the kids were having rabid fun, I looked for diversion elsewhere. Little Feat had a show at the Keswick Theatre, so at 2PM I called the box office, asking if there was one decent seat available. Turns out I got first row, fourth seat, right between Paul Barrere and Billy Payne. Looked for Butch in the audience, but couldn't find him. The show was a stunner. I had a blast in my last minute premium seat. After the show I looked for Butchie again, only to find that he and Barrie had just left for the hotel. As a guy who NEVER ventures out on NYE, I had a capitol experience. Went to my brother in law's house nearby, and had a blast with the nephews afterwards, telling them about the "rubber chicken with two cobra tails outta the ass" thang, mounted on a mike stand mid stage (turns out it was a tribute to Ritchie Hayward). A resplendent night all around. Corresponded with Judge Dener afterwards, and he sent me a board recording of that momentous night. What fun! Now on to the other holiday story... I went to see Rick sometime in '98 at Philadelphia's Tin Angel. It was just him, Prof Louie and Randy. This show has been released on the recent spate of Rick live shows this year. As he was doing "Long Black Veil", the imp jumped up, making the lyric, "He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, he filled all the stockings, and turned with a jerk". The heck with "Christmas Must Be Tonight", THIS is my favorite Band seasonal song. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 18:18:26 CET 2011 from (184.36.113.83)

Posted by:

Glenn

Location: Alphatetta, GA

Subject: Merry Christmas Last Waltz DVD

Merry Xmas to all. Cold wet day here in Atl. Sons just left after xmas and the Last Waltz is in play!


Entered at Sun Dec 25 14:14:14 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Good Christmas Morning to you all. It's cold, clear and very white. Christmas is getting short shrift in the Jennings household this year. But tomorrow we're packing up and driving to St. Johns. Various family and friends from all over the continent are headed there as well. My oldest will be getting hitched just before New Years. Big time bash. Here's hoping my chequebook can take the abuse.

I'm also hoping I can fit an evening of Leonard Cohen music into that schedule. The annual tribute to Cohen has grown from a boozy party at the Ship Inn to a two night performance in a comfortable theatre.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 13:10:07 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Just woke up; on this Christmas morning. I think it was a lot more fun waking up; on this day; when I was a boy. Something about that set of electric trains that stays in my head; from all those years ago. However it's great to be here and we just got back from Maui earlier in the week and that I could not have done as a boy.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 12:27:01 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Merry Christmas One & All

The turkey's in the oven. The sprouts are peeled. Half an hour to sit before the roast potatoes go in.

One Too Many Mornings by The Band is from "Tangled Up in Blues" on the House of Blues label. Indeed an excellent version.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 12:01:50 CET 2011 from (79.202.191.246)

Posted by:

Norbert

Location: Germany

Subject: For whom the bell tolls ("No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main")

Yesterday evening, around 10pm, as I walked my dog and passed the church, the bells began to toll. I stopped, looked up and listened. An old man had stopped too; “All church bells in whole Germany toll at this moment ”he said “That’s Bad Bentheim” he pointed in the direction of Bentheim, turned around to the east ”Gronau!, Schuttorf!, Osnabrück!, All the way up to Poland!” I walked on, and outside town, on the crop field, I listened again and heart Berlin, Nurnberg, Dresden and I even heart Munich from the south. Merry Christmas.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 06:20:33 CET 2011 from (75.72.126.40)

Posted by:

Zzzz

Yes, great cover Jan. What CD is it from? I'm still digging Out of the Blue from Garth's latest... Happy Holidays all!!!


Entered at Sun Dec 25 02:37:53 CET 2011 from (82.42.122.89)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Merry Chrimbo

To one and all.

:-0)


Entered at Sun Dec 25 01:42:49 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Merry Christmas, a Happy Festivus and joyous holidays to one and all. And to those who aren't religious..have a great Sunday.

: )


Entered at Sun Dec 25 01:21:55 CET 2011 from (184.66.107.77)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: Salt Spring Island (by way of cabbagetown)

Subject: Guestbook!

Merry, Merry Christmas everyone.


Entered at Sun Dec 25 00:35:19 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Happy holidays to everyone. I have to email a few people from before who commented on my recording, but I've just been forgetting. So I'll get to it!


Entered at Sat Dec 24 23:28:44 CET 2011 from (24.105.217.223)

Posted by:

Lil

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New year!


Entered at Sat Dec 24 21:45:07 CET 2011 from (99.236.202.207)

Posted by:

Serenity

Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Subject: Happy Holidays to all..

MAY EVERY JOY THE SEASON BRINGS BE YOURS NOW AND IN THE NEW YEAR..

Miss you guys a lot, but had to check in to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012.

The posts are wonderful to read.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxoxo


Entered at Sat Dec 24 20:41:43 CET 2011 from (72.71.222.148)

Posted by:

mike h

Merry Christmas everyone!


Entered at Sat Dec 24 19:36:54 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Wishing every one a wonderful Christmas!


Entered at Sat Dec 24 16:55:08 CET 2011 from (24.47.50.244)

Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Thanks NWCster


Entered at Sat Dec 24 03:30:26 CET 2011 from (99.234.96.125)

Posted by:

Mark from Toronto

Subject: The Dixie Hummingbirds

I used to hang our here in the '90's. Hi BEG. The Dixie Hummingbirds were on the stereo tonight. Levon. Garth. Larry Campbell. George Recile and Tony Garnier from Dylan's band. Happy Christmas.


Entered at Sat Dec 24 01:31:26 CET 2011 from (198.228.220.100)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Christmas Music

I heard a couple new ones, at least to me, that I liked a lot:

Blue Christmas - She & Him

In The Bleak Midwinter - Ed Harcourt


Entered at Fri Dec 23 15:40:50 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: "Blind Willie McTell" - '95.


Entered at Fri Dec 23 15:24:41 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: The Band ('95) - amateur recording recently uploaded - "Atlantic City" & "Rag Mama Rag."


Entered at Fri Dec 23 14:53:01 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Happy b'day to Jorma.


Entered at Fri Dec 23 02:20:39 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Location: Foggy Dew
Web: My link

Link is to the late Bill Hicks on Letterman. Classic.


Entered at Fri Dec 23 01:55:35 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Best wishes to all for some relaxation and happiness over the holidays and into 2012……To those around – stay well….to those absent for a while like bob w – hope that all is well……

The Randy Bachman show: one of the very first “Rock Star goes to Radio” shows – it’s been on the CBC for years - and remains a great listen most weeks………………………


Entered at Thu Dec 22 21:58:24 CET 2011 from (85.255.44.135)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Fav post-LW cover

Be-hiiind!


Entered at Thu Dec 22 21:46:18 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

It's Schmaltzy as can be but Im a fan of Book Faded Brown-its a prime example of late Rick vocals. Blind Willie McTell is a favorite from the post RR albums, as of course is Atlantic City.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 21:36:05 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Web: My link

Season's greetings to one and all, including that tugboat guy.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 21:31:34 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

In agreement with PeterV - Atlantic City.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 20:35:21 CET 2011 from (198.228.220.100)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Southland

What is it about the American South? On one hand it has likely produced more music and musical styles than any other place on earth. Consider their literature too.

Then on the other hand it is also a befouled place in terms of social justice; since before the nation was founded - and through the present with it's red state ethos and political leaders carrying on an ideology just a tiny step (if that?) away from John C Calhoun, J Helms, S Thurmond, etc.

When one looks at the influence of the South today it could have finally come true that the "South will rise again" -


Entered at Thu Dec 22 20:03:40 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: The chord

Al Edge, very cool!


Entered at Thu Dec 22 19:38:29 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Jonathan Wilson

Interesting. I've been immersed in Jonathan Wilson's great "Gentle Spirit" so went to his website and saw "download a free B-side", I clicked and got it … from RobbieRobertson.com. What's the connection?


Entered at Thu Dec 22 19:33:30 CET 2011 from (82.42.122.89)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Have a listen to this

Hard Days Night Opening Chord unravelled

Who'd have thunk it.

:-0)


Entered at Thu Dec 22 18:47:10 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Anyone have a wedding coming up in California?


Entered at Thu Dec 22 18:29:13 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: The Basement Tapes: A Tree With Roots.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 16:53:13 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Atlantic City.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 16:26:45 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Happy birthday, Joan!

Carmen - "Same Thing" & "Blind Willie."


Entered at Thu Dec 22 15:59:11 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

What is everyones favorite BAND cover (Post RR). I have been listening to One Too Many Mornings and think this was one of those songs written by Dylan custom made for the BAND.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 12:59:34 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Lo & Behold makes sense in the way that "Look & see" does. "Look" is the physical action of turning your head in the direction and focussing your eyes. "see" and "behold" are the impressions that makes on your brain. Subtle difference.


Entered at Thu Dec 22 02:20:13 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: lo

I always figured 'Lo' was a Middle Ages 'hey', a demand for attention. 'Lo and behold' would be like 'Hey, look' or, to tie a couple threads together, 'Stop, hey, what's that sound, everybody look...'.


Entered at Wed Dec 21 21:19:56 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: bigger than Jesus

sadavid: 'Lo' is a indeed a great word, and one that's used in at least two different senses just within the standard Xmas songbook. 'Lo' as in behold, and 'lo' as what cattle do in "Away In A Manger". Good to keep in mind, even if the context suggests that Robbie wasn't intending to say ye olde Englische version of "moo the prince of peace". Speaking of whom, "The Prince Of Peace" is a song title from the first Crowbar LP, and an affiliated non-LP 45, written by John Rutter, aka Johnny Rhythm. However, the 'prince' in question was not Jesus, the world's most famous Jewish person of all time, but John Lennon, then involved in working to bring a pro-peace rock festival to Toronto. (Around the same time, the local cast of Hair, calling themselves Inner City Mission, had a minor hit with "Get Back John" and hard-rock band Nucleus released "Johnny Peace" - all about the same Ronnie-Hawkins-related extravaganza that never was.)


Entered at Wed Dec 21 18:51:36 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: correcting the classics

This all started because my friends at Radio 2 played the Staple Singers this morning: "Who Took the Mary Out of Christmas?" Nice pun, necessary if preachy sentiment -- but of course, when you look it up, the title turns out to be "Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas?" Which to my tiny mind, ain't the point at all.

And over at U2ube, there was the link for the (best) .alt_rockabilly version of "Christmas Must Be Tonight." All well and good, except the lyrics as provided at theband.hiof.no give the line as "wrapped in swaddling clothes . . ." when the lyric is really "wrapped in swaddling, lo the prince of peace." (Or "Prince of Peace," if you prefer.)

"Lo" is a great word (can't you just hear Linus saying it?) and ought not to be disrespected by omission. It seems to be a Middle English contraction for "loke" meaning "look," which makes "lo and behold" a redundancy. But of course The Word is often redundant and says the same thing over in different words.


Entered at Wed Dec 21 18:29:52 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Oops!

It's pretty feeble isn't it? when a guy can't even spell Mail!

If it doesn't work Bill, it's tugmanatshawdotca


Entered at Wed Dec 21 18:25:22 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: E Mials & Billionaires

Comin right at ya' Bill. When I clicked online just now, my news page comes up which shows me. The 22 year old daughter of a Russian billionaire. (I can't say that gawd damn name.) Just bought the most expensive pent house in New York city ever. The cost??? 88 million! There is something definitely cockeyed with this world.


Entered at Wed Dec 21 18:02:16 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Rockin' C: Sent you an email but it bounced. Wanna send me one - same address?


Entered at Wed Dec 21 17:49:48 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Brayden Ankerstein

This young guy is from Leduc Alberta, and plays the Godin guitar playing all parts acoustically of "Hotel California" that I put on the last link.

He also has a youtube vid of a Steven Vie song. (The song name escapes me at the moment.) However watch it! This young man plays a guitar more technically perfect than anyone I've seen in a long time, and his sound is really very good. (Seeing as you are mentioning Alberta Bill.)


Entered at Wed Dec 21 16:56:04 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

I had a Howlin' Wolf comp playing in the care today and was again struck by how much of Hubert Sumlin's guitar work on '"Wang Dang Doodle" made it into Robbie's playing on "Who Do You Love". But the Hawks' rhythm and propulsion on both sides of the 45 (with "Bo Diddley" as the a-side) is from Jimmy McGriff's "I Got A Woman, Part 2) - at youtube.com/watch?v=-2HhEVQcdkY. Of course youe also have Bo Diddley's foundation and Willie Johnston's feral fire in the mix too.

Peter V: Thinking of the Band and the Springfield, more precisely "The Weight" and the mythical meeting of the BS principals when Neil's hearse was spotted in a traffic jam, I thought of Neil writing ..

"Pulled into LA, was feeling 'bout half-past dead
"I just need a place where I can lay my head
Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand
and said, "No, but do you wanna jam?"


Entered at Wed Dec 21 14:59:47 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Subject: Happy b'day Jim Weider!


Entered at Wed Dec 21 13:28:34 CET 2011 from (124.169.10.76)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Stop, children, what's that sound?

The muppets did a great version of it, if memory serves...

On another (related vaguely to the title of this post) point, is anyone gettin Apple Genius Match? the cloud storage for music?


Entered at Wed Dec 21 09:46:34 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: For What It's worth

It's like The Weight in many ways … First, it defines the era, then I'm delighted to hear any version of it, love it every time I hear anyone try it, but no one comes near the original. Stephen Stills has the perfect voice for the song. That's right about the mono and stereo too … I had the version from "Forrest Gump" on my iTunes playlist in pretty awful stereo (and 192 lo-res) … it must have been a very early iTunes transfer. I replaced it with the mono version in lossless last night.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 21:24:27 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Done on Bradstreet

sadavid: Good catch. Several notable local bands had opening slots on the Prairie shows, including, I believe, another Alberta band who'd recorded in Clovis, the Gainsborough Gallery, featuring Henry Small (who Empty N mentioned a couple times a couple years ago). I know nothing about DoB, other than that it's highly unlikely that all members of the group really had such short, pronounceable and Anglo-Irish surnames (Mr Wolfe aside on the third count). It would be good to know more about Done on Bradstreet.

Clovis was the destination of choice for Calgary bands wishing to record between the early '60s (when the practice was instigated by Wes Dakus and the Rebels, a huge name in Canada but of interest here only - if at all - for the fact that the lead guitarist in the very early days was Hugh Brockie, much later of the Hawks and Bearfoot) and the early '70s. They also did some mixing and matching with Petty's houseband, (Jimmy Gilmer and) the Fireballs; the great George Tomsco can be heard on many Rebels recordings; drummers Stu Mitchell of the Rebels and Doug Roberts of the Fireballs did a drum-duo 45, and Mitchell wrote and played with the Fireballs for a time in the late '60s.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 20:57:30 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Sadavid The group Done on Bradstreet? The music sounds so late 60's early 70's. As to if it "holds up" I don't know.

Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate!


Entered at Tue Dec 20 20:39:31 CET 2011 from (173.9.197.14)

Posted by:

tony

Subject: richard manuel documentary

mike h

thanks for the info. It's too bad they're stalled on it right now. Their site looks like they've put a great deal of work into this project. Would be great for it to see the light of day. I've always been most fascinated with Richard's story. It's rarely told beyond the references to his 'issues'. But other musicians always seem to speak so glowingly of his talent and personality. Must've been a truly complicated man.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 20:16:28 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: nobody's Buddy

This is a weird one from today's _Globe_.
A local band opens Calgary's iteration of the Festival Express tour in 1970. Three weeks later they head to Clovis, NM to record their debut album with Norman Petty.

"Circumstances led to the band not hearing these recordings for 40 years. When the tape finally arrived 40 years after the recording sessions the band was thrilled to find that the music had stood the test of time. Done On Bradstreet now presents their debut recording, The Time Capsule."


Entered at Tue Dec 20 19:14:43 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Although I'm not much of a fan of Rush, I thought they did decent versions of both Buffalo Springfield's "FWiW" and "Mr. Soul" on their 2004 "Feedback" EP of covers.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 17:43:42 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the Spooky Tooth. Apparently the bassist didn't get the memo saying the studio would be heated. Coulda been worse, as anyone who's seen "Spinal Tap" knows.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 17:27:11 CET 2011 from (66.161.194.100)

Posted by:

Lita-Marlene Lenhart (Bush)

Location: Northern California
Web: My link

Been a loyal fan since the 70s. Love ya!


Entered at Tue Dec 20 17:24:12 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Spooky Tooth: The Weight

Spooky Tooth were basically the VIPs / Art plus Gary Wright. The link takes you to their version of "The Weight" which was heavily played on air in the UK.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 17:17:04 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Bill M - Mrs Mills is numbered among the lucky ones lit on stage by me (I mean shone light on rather than set fire too). Very sweet lady indeed, but her pub piano medleys tended to set your teeth on edge. I hadn't noticed that credit on the Art single. I can't see how they'd get away with it. I wonder who the "Mills" was.

On such credits, I found the great version of I Just wanna Make Love to You by Alex Harvey and his Soul Band. It was news to me that he had in fact written it, for (Harvey) it says on the label, going back in a time machine to 1954 perhaps to give it to Willie Dixon. That's such a well-known one that The Stones had covered that it seems incredible that someone would have the gall to nick it.

David, the other version of For What It's Worth that I like (I like the Cher too) is the Keb Mo version.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 17:11:07 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Bill M: Yes, I was listening to an original mono LP version with "Baby Don't Scold Me". My reference copy of "For What It's Worth" is the original 45 single version (with B-side "Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It?"). The group members disavow the stereo version of the album, which was hurriedly mixed without their input.

Cher covered FWiW on her "3614 Jackson Highway" album. Some have speculated that an uncredited Duane Allman contributed the slide-dobro on her version of the song, while others contend that it was Eddie Hinton.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 16:29:04 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I take it that this Mills person in the writing credits for the Art single was Morris Levy's new secretary / mistress. I followed the link to the Band of Joy's version of Mrs Mills' song - not exactly edifying.

David P: Thanks for the effort, but that's not the song. Were you listening to a version of the album with "Baby Don't Scold Me" on it - the song that was dropped when FWiW became a hit? Of the few first album things that I can listen to, the most likely is "Go And Say Goodbye". At the end most clearly (but elsewhere earlier on) there are two nice guitar bits overlaid. The dominant one is, I believe, a borrowed bluegrass lick, and the other one might be the one that's been bugging me. And you too, for which I again thank you.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 15:57:21 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Art: What's That Sound

They retitled it. The link takes you to their version on YouTube. Interesting take on it.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 15:55:23 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Buffalo & The Band

Just before reading the GB, I was playing "For What It's Worth" followed by "The Weight" … no, neither by Buffalo Springfield nor The Band, but by Art and Spooky Tooth. Art evolved into Spooky Tooth, and For What It's Worth was Art's last single, and then they changed names and covered The Weight. I don't think it has relevance to which song sounds like Jemima Surrender, but I like noting coincidences.


Entered at Tue Dec 20 15:26:38 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Buffaloed in Springfield

Bill M: After listening to Buffalo Springfield self-titled debut album last night, the only song I think comes somewhat close to sounding like Robbie's playing on that alternate version of "Jemima Surrender" would be "Pay the Price". (link above) Is that the song you were thinking of?


Entered at Tue Dec 20 06:44:22 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Godin

Sadavid......thank you. I'm happy you appreciated this as well. I had the same thougths as you, watching the guitars & amp.

As well, in the comments below the show I believe there were others who referenced the equipment. I am just back home from fetching my youngest daughter and my two youngest grand kids home for Christmas. Their Dad will join us in afew days when he gets some work wrapped up.

Good night to y'all.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 23:40:46 CET 2011 from (24.164.173.243)

Posted by:

Lars

Location: near the diner

Subject: Garth in the diner

I could be wrong, but that looks like the diner that's just up the street from the Kingston bus station, about 9 or 10 miles from Woodstock. I didn't know it was called the "Olympic," but the place has been there ever since I can remember.

You know, if you ever want to see Garth play some accordian, he always (90% of the time) shows up to play the second set with the Bush Brothers when they play at High Falls Cafe, in High Falls, NY. He recently sat in with Randy Ciarlante's band & played some keyboard at that venue.

While I'm in here I'd like to wish everyone in Bandland, across the world, a warm & happy holiday season. Beware of too many desserts.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 23:05:33 CET 2011 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Thanks for the link, Mike. I notice that towards the bottom, the article says "[Brian] Mitchell’s latest CD, The Woodstock Sessions, is close to complete. This time, the basics of the 12 tracks were recorded in two days at Levon Helm’s studio." Nice news! Should be a keeper methinks.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 23:02:12 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Well done, Citizen Sadavid! Was it sleuthing on your part or clairvoyance?


Entered at Mon Dec 19 22:25:09 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Nice "Roll Magazine" article by Kay Kordtz on Brian Mitchell & Clark Gayton.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 21:53:18 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: the gyros used to be good . . . .

Bill M: Narrowed it down for you . . . if you go to Google maps, you can see the QuickChek next door . . . .


Entered at Mon Dec 19 18:39:04 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

sadavid: Thanks - though it took me a sec to realise that I had to scroll down to the third photo to see what you're talking about. Yes, the details. Nice that Doug wore his tractor hat so as to put Garth at ease by looking like Levon. Knowing that it was the Olympic Diner helps too, as it tells us that it couldn't have been in more than 3872 cities and/or towns in North America. (The cars insist that it was NA.)


Entered at Mon Dec 19 18:04:44 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: constant companions

Nice photo (scroll down) of Messrs. Hudson and Paisley hangin' out at the Olympic Diner.
Doug's had a milkshake and a coffee and a side of water. Garth had tea, and is making notes for his next "Gastro with Garth" column.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 16:57:15 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Bill … four tracks with Garth means I'll buy it. I don't often read The Guardian any more so missed it.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 15:36:10 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: maple leafer

Rockin Chair: Impressive indeed.
Note that the young guy chooses Godin guitars (de Québec) and, of course, Traynor amps . . . .


Entered at Mon Dec 19 15:28:07 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Peter V especially: CBC radio played a track from Doug Paisley's "Constant Companion" album, which Garth played on (see link). The announcer noted that the "Guardian" in the UK recently declared it to be the seventh (or something) best album of the year.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 14:45:40 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

"Relix" magazine revisits its Feb. '00 issue w/ Levon.


Entered at Mon Dec 19 14:00:53 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Garth Hudson joins Randy Ciarlante & Phelonious Phunk.

Garth Hudson was on the keyboard w/ Phelonious Phunk Friday night @ NY's High Falls Cafe.

Tony - the Richard Manuel doc is currently in need of a couple of key interviews (Levon & Robbie). The young Canadian film crew working on the project has a significant number of great interviews, including Garth Hudson, John Simon & many Manuel family members. It's been a labor of love, but it has hit a discouraging stall after 3-yrs of traveling, interviewing & filming.


Entered at Sun Dec 18 19:52:28 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Translation

Its a "globally coordinated counter attack"


Entered at Sun Dec 18 19:35:49 CET 2011 from (85.255.44.135)

Posted by:

jh

"Globalt motangrepp", Peter. Swedish for "global counterattack". No connection to wrestling or handling of male extremities, I'm afraid.


Entered at Sun Dec 18 15:37:06 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

What's a globalt motangrope? I see it refers to William Hague, who was known to be fond of wrestling in the gym to start the day. Are you suggesting he liked to grope "balts" at the same time?


Entered at Sun Dec 18 15:26:20 CET 2011 from (90.239.124.233)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: "We need the war - NOW!" - an article by Jörgen Städje (TechWorld Magazine)

About internet security. Sorry, only in Swedish (Webmaster has my permission to delete it):

"Internet är inte den fridsamma plats man skulle kunna tro. Några väldigt stora organisationer har mörkare avsikter med sin närvaro på internet än man har lust att tänka sig. Ta det inte personligt. De vill bara ha dina pengar. E-fronten rullar fram och tillbaka varje dag. Oskyldiga datorer faller offer hela tiden. Bombkratrarna syns i din årsredovisning. För att komma över informationen används flera olika typer av attacker parallellt, som social engineering, nätfiskeangrepp, sårbarheter, brister i Active Directory, ddos och sql-attacker. När din organisation står under attack märks det på att ni inte längre kan nås via internet, samtidigt som brandväggarna i datorhallen glöder av överbelastning. Så kan det hålla på tills att ni får ett krav från förbrytarna, ekonomiskt eller annat. Det behövs en samlad, fysisk offensiv från en överstatlig organisation som en gång för alla gör rent hus med de cyberkriminella. Jag tänker mig en attackstyrka som dimper ned från ingenstans, ungefär som ett swat-team, som tar fångar, förstör hårdvara och tillvaratar dokumentation. Utan tillsyn kommer brottsligheten på internet växa sig stark och bli allt svårare att bemästra, som en ny sorts maffia. För det är inte frågan om småbrottslingar längre. Det är stora syndikat, som Russian Business Network, som tjänar miljarder på till exempel stulna identiteter. Storbritanniens regering är inne på ungefär samma spår som jag (äntligen nån som lyssnar). Det har nyligen varit en tvådagarskongress i London om hur man bör motarbeta cyberattacker, med representanter från 60 länder. Utrikesministern William Hague uppmanade församlingen till ett ”globalt koordinerat motangrepp”. Detta uttalande kom dagen efter att GCHQ, den brittiska motsvarigheten till FRA, hade varnat för att attackerna mot det offentliga Storbritannien nu låg på en ”alarmerande” nivå och att utrikesministeriet och andra myndigheter utsatts för betydande hot under sommaren. De flesta angreppen hade ursprung i Kina och Ryssland. Ett annat exempel är den palestinska staten, som efter att den invalts i Unesco, attackerades så hårt att hela telefonsystemet Paltel och all internetdistribution i Gaza och på Västbanken låg nere en tid. Attackerna verkar ha kommit från flera källor världen runt. Jag gillar Akamais rapport State of the Internet, för där finns en massa beska sanningar uppfiskade ur verklighetens mörka, kluckande hav. Under andra kvartalet 2011 registrerade Akamai attacker från 192 länder. Första plats intogs av Taiwan (10 procent). Burma (!) finns på andra plats (9,1 procent), USA på tredje (8,3 procent), Kina på fjärde och Ryssland på femte. Förr om åren har de fyra stora – Ryssland, Kina, USA och Brasilien – fajtats om topplaceringarna. Ross Anderson, professor i säkerhetsteknik vid Cambridge University uttryckte det så här: ”Vi måste angripa cyberbrottets hela ekosystem och inte bara skydda oss med defensiva metoder. Det hjälper inte att bara skjuta ett par krokodiler. Man måste torrlägga hela träsket!"


Entered at Sun Dec 18 12:16:54 CET 2011 from (90.239.89.200)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Bayou Sam

Good to see the old signature here once more, pro-Robbie and anti-nobody. Have a great holiday season.

NorthWestCoaster - anti-Robbie and anti-Levon


Entered at Sun Dec 18 00:35:28 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: A Guitar Show

From time to time, you come across something really outstanding. Here is a young guy who has obviously dedicated himself to this.

I'd be really interested to see how he puts this work together in this way. Playing all the parts himself and the really fine video work that is accomplished here.

I'm impressed.


Entered at Sat Dec 17 16:48:16 CET 2011 from (24.47.50.244)

Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

Subject: greetings

I just wanted to stop in and wish my old friends, the people I don't "know", and even the p[eople I've butted head with in the past - the warmest wishes for a great holiday season, whichever one (s) you happen to celebrate.

Thanks again for this website Jan. Best to you and yours.

TOM


Entered at Sat Dec 17 13:38:28 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Fretless bass

We've discussed this before. Chas Hodge's autobiography describes recording John Leyton's "Wild Wind" with Joe Meek in 1961. He got bored and wondered if his Hofner would sound like a double bass with the frets out. He levered them out and did it, and says as far as he knows, this Hofner was the first fretless bass.


Entered at Sat Dec 17 13:30:54 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: magazine watch

The Word January 2011 has Dave Davies on his favourite things. Dave says on his first choice in music:

"I still play "The Band" by The Band today. It still sounds fresh. Inspired music always sounds fresh. Like 'Somethin; Else' by Eddie Cochran, it's like they made it this morning."

Books has "The Man in The High Castle" by Philip K. Dick, so he's got my favourite album, and one of my favourite singles and books too.


Entered at Sat Dec 17 03:35:34 CET 2011 from (99.250.10.113)

Posted by:

GregD

Web: My link

Subject: Dick Sims R.I.P.

Dick Sims, former keyboard player for Eric Clapton's band, passed away recently at age 60 after a battle with cancer. He was one of the Tulsa-based musicians that made up Clapton's '70's-era band and of course contributed to the No Reason to Cry album recorded largely at Shangri-La and featuring members of the Band. Don't know if Mr. Sims attended the Last Waltz. His then-Clapton band and Tulsa compatriot, the late Carl Radle, participated in the jams after the concert, taking over Rick's Gibson Ripper bass for the occasion.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 23:20:49 CET 2011 from (173.9.197.14)

Posted by:

Tony

Subject: Richard Manuel documentary

I've heard for a while about a documentary being made about Richard. I can't seem to find any updated info. on here or elsewhere on the web. Does anyone have any info about it?


Entered at Fri Dec 16 22:05:06 CET 2011 from (76.15.57.231)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Thanks Simon

Very kind.Much appreciated.Settled into our Woodstock escape waiting for tomorrow night's Ramble.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 20:33:09 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Professor Louie & Crowmatix gigs & pics.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 19:40:57 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: sneezings; greetings

This local kid's amateur video is getting attention.

From the flood plain, Happy Yule, y'all!


Entered at Fri Dec 16 19:16:06 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Simon. In that case I'll dig deeper. Something from the first Springfield album I'm pretty sure. Unfortunately I don't have a copy - just some comps that may or may not help.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 19:07:52 CET 2011 from (109.155.107.48)

Posted by:

Simon

Web: My link

Norm and Jed - Sincere condolences to you and yours. Your words were very heartfelt. It can be a tough time of the year when you've lost someone close. All the best.

Also thinking of Marge and family ... Steve is very much missed. Thoughts are also with the families and friends of Rollie and Paul G.

Bill - I've listened to the guitar solo in that alternate version of Jemima Surrender and compared it with the solo in Sit Down I Think I Love You ... to be honest I can't really hear much similarity at all, let alone any borrowing of sorts. Hope that doesn't sound contrary or anything, it's just one of those things. It's an interesting area though, as we all have ideas about things we think are derived from something else. I know I do.

Click link for Jimi wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 19:00:06 CET 2011 from (66.104.136.165)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Adam

A lovely feeling emoted in your playing; it felt like a mix of JRR & Curtis Mayfield -


Entered at Fri Dec 16 18:02:11 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Terry Danko's "Never Say Never" based on a conversation w/ Richard.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 17:13:41 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Mike H: Thanks - I think that's the tune. I wonder if Robbie inserted it as a placeholder while he worked up something more original for the final version.

Bonk: Did you see the interview with Levon, Rick and Richard that was posted here recently. Levon talks about Oscar Peterson playing regularly down the street. Presumably some of our guys checked out the Peterson trio on occasion, and may well have even made their acquaintance. (Though I do know that the only time Garth and Oscar were in a room together was in an instrument store in LA much later.) As you likely know, when Oscar moved to Toronto from Montreal, bringing Brown and Thigpen with him, the three of them, plus Phil Nimmons, established a serious jazz school that ran for several years. The link is to a rockabilly record by a Yonge Street fixture of the '50s who'd travelled to Montreal to record - with a slumming Ray Brown providing the lively stand-up bass.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 16:54:53 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Dylan & The Band - Isle of Wight - Tambourine Man


Entered at Fri Dec 16 14:37:09 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Rod & Peter V - thank you so much once again. Peter, thank you for the encouragement. I'll try to think of a proper title. Thank you so much for your comments about space and economy. It was exactly what I was going for and I'm really happy how it turned out. The encouragement here has really meant a lot to me. Thank you!


Entered at Fri Dec 16 12:29:46 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I'll repeat what I said on Facebook, Adam. It's a lovely composition and you seriously need a title rather than "Guitar Instrumental." Sit back and play it through and see what comes into your mind and go with it. I also loved the economy and the spaces.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 07:27:45 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Adam

nice playing Adam


Entered at Fri Dec 16 04:58:45 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Joan, Kevin J, Mike H, (Miss) Carmen, Rockin Chair - thank you all for your wonderful compliments! I truly appreciate it. I didn't know what people would think of my modest track, but your comments and encouragement have really made my day. Thank you!


Entered at Fri Dec 16 02:55:33 CET 2011 from (184.66.107.77)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: saltSpring Island/Cabbagetown

Subject: Bill M

Seen Ed Thigpen at George's Spaghetti House in the early 70's. He must have been playing with the house band, but not sure. The BRUSHWORK MASTER. It's funny but, for almost 40 years I never thought about him until his name came up at the Hornby Blues Workshop last May.


Entered at Fri Dec 16 00:53:07 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Adam's composition

A great sound Adam. Very enjoyable.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 22:36:22 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Adam

Adam - I really liked your playing.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 21:24:42 CET 2011 from (59.101.5.109)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Adam

Drop me an email at DLewis at aim dot edu dot au if you have time.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 20:49:25 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Great job, Adam. The passion is certainly present.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 20:37:28 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Adam......Space equals heart.....well done - see above for another guy who understood that...


Entered at Thu Dec 15 20:08:53 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Adam

That was really good. Just lovely. Stick with it, you have the talent to go along with your enthusiasm.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 18:56:11 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Dlew - I forgot to say thank you for your compliments! I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks as well, if you get a chance.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 18:52:06 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Special "Ramble" nod to Rick & Richard.

Jimmy Vivino & Garth Hudson to perform.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 18:30:11 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Bill M - is Buffalo's tune "Sit Down, I Think....?"


Entered at Thu Dec 15 17:50:58 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bonk: Since I see you're checking in, I thought I'd say that I had a nice chat with Denny the other day and he mentioned in passing that he (with Bob Bossin) had once opened for (Peter V: avert your eyes) Pete Seeger in Vancouver, and that Pete had one of Bob's songs in his repertoire at the time. He also mentioned chatting with Ed Thigpen when the drummer passed through town with his otherwise Norwegian band, and reminded him that in the '60s he used to tour Toronto highschools to run workshops for would-be drummers - so that brother Jerry's first-ever lesson was from Oscar Peterson's classic drummer.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 17:04:25 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Randy Ciarlante joining Levon again this wkd.

Also, more "CKS Band" 2012 gigs posted & a great rendition of "Statesboro Blues."


Entered at Thu Dec 15 16:43:38 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Dlew - Music is really all I'm about, and though I haven't been creating, I don't think I could ever abandon it. Lately I've been going through some things that caused me to stop playing for a couple of months. This was a nice project to get back into playing and creating. I hope I can do more with that in the future too.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 16:37:41 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Mynah Birds / Buffalo Springfield / Jemima Surrender

Mike H: Re the Mynah Birds, I meant to note that the guitar on "Go Ahead And Cry" (one of the follow-on links) sounds so Buffalo-Springfield-ish that I'm inclined to think that it was Young who was responsible for some of the playing that I'd thought was Stills.

Sticking with Buffalo Springfield, which BS song is it that Robbie borrows from for his break on the alternate version of "Jemima Surrender" on the Big Brown reissue (3:05-3:21)?


Entered at Thu Dec 15 16:19:50 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Happy b'day to Michael DeTemple.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 15:30:17 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Nux - great rendition of "Ring of Fire." Sorry to hear about the guitarist's passing. Always liked "Social Distortion's" rendition of the tune as well.

Bob F. - thanks for the Prof. Louie & Crowmatix show update. My family & I live in NH & do visit the Hudson Valley occasionally, but didn't make that show. Hopefully, we'll be down that way in the near future as the region is much like ours & love it.

Bill M. - thanks for The Mynah Birds info. That's quite a line-up. I didn't know much about the band & to be honest, although the tune is pretty cool, I just thought it was amusing to see Neil Young & Rick James were in the same title :).


Entered at Thu Dec 15 15:03:13 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Mike H: Thanks for the link, especially the Mynah Birds one. I hope you don't believe the lineup suggested in the credits; although all those guys passed through the group, they certainly weren't all in it at the same time. The oldest of the snapshots shows, clockwise from top left, drummer Richard Grand, bassist Nick St Nicholas, best singer Jimmy Livingston, second-best singer Rick James, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and guitarist Frank Arnel. That lineup, with Bruce Palmer instead of St Nicholas, did the group's only formal release - a 45 on Columbia titled "Mynah Bird Hop" / "Mynah Bird Song". The first Motown sessions had just James and Palmer left from the earlier lineup, plus Neil Young, John Taylor and Rick Mason. A subsequent Motown session featured James with a totally new gang, including Neil Merryweather, Bill Ross, Marty Fisher and Gord MacBain. With Ross gone and James was off doing something or other, the others recruited a new guitarist, Bruce Cockburn and decided to go off as a foursome, without their former frontman.

The CBC played Mavis Staples et al singing "Wrote A Song" this morning. It struck me, like it never had with the CCR version, that the song's something of a Band pastiche, with strong echoes of "The Weight", TNTDODD (Richmond blowing up and communication failing - likely a population reduced to bell ringing, and even then not even sure whether it's good or bad news) and even "Stones I Throw".


Entered at Thu Dec 15 14:52:24 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Something There is About You

Mike H, great link. Brings back wonderful memories. Mike are you in the Hudson Valley? I was wondering if you saw Professor Louie and The Crowmatix at The Rhincliff Hotel this past Tuesday night. They had John Platania sitting in on lead guitar. Great show!


Entered at Thu Dec 15 14:30:07 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: The Mynah Birds ('65) w/ Neil Young & Rick James - "I'll Wait Forever."


Entered at Thu Dec 15 14:19:01 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Mavis, Nick Lowe & Wilco - "The Weight" - 12/12/11.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 14:09:35 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

mike h

Web: My link

Subject: Something There Is About You - '74


Entered at Thu Dec 15 11:13:21 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

nux

Web: My link

Subject: Ring Of Fire

I've tried to post this link before unsuccessfully,so here it goes again(hopefully)This was a benefit gig for guitarist Ken E Henson who is playing but you cant see him in picture.He passed away a week later.I was meant to play solo that evening and ended up with all these dudes for a completely unrehearsed gig.I know it's a bit long winded but it gets better towards the end.

The dude that filmed this is Dave Marks.He wrote Master Jack which was a hit in the USA for a band called Four Jacks and a Jill.He was also on stage during The Bands set at Woodstock and has amazing photos that he took himself.Will post them sometime!!


Entered at Thu Dec 15 10:51:31 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

nux

Web: My link

Subject: Testing

Sorry guys just testing to see if these links work


Entered at Thu Dec 15 09:41:41 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Blind Pilot

I saw them supporting The Decemberists and bought the "Three Rounds and A Sound Album." One track made my "Twenty Songs" list for 2011 (I Buried A Bone). Definitely one to watch out for, especially if you like The Decemberists.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 08:47:19 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Bill, I don't think I knew any girl with an "i" in her name who failed to use a circle or a heart to dot the i. For years I thought British girls' schools must have taught it as the basic way to write your name. Now I know Canadian schools did too. Were you supposed to do the same when writing back? I hadn't realised. I might have had a much better teenage if someone had explained that to me.


Entered at Thu Dec 15 06:45:57 CET 2011 from (59.101.5.109)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Adam...

Good stuff. Well done. Are you considering further musical studies?


Entered at Thu Dec 15 05:59:21 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Bonk - Thank you very much!


Entered at Thu Dec 15 05:30:44 CET 2011 from (184.66.107.77)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: SAlt Spring Island (by way of cabbagetown)

Subject: ADAM

Wow. For some reason, I kept zoning into the accoustic guitar. Great playing!


Entered at Thu Dec 15 03:59:20 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

Web: My link

I recently recorded a short (3 minute) guitar instrumental. It's nothing major - just a nice figure I started playing around with, adding chords underneath and such. I've been working on it just as a project to keep me busy. It's very Robbie influenced playing (from my point of view), with an acoustic guitar track (flatpick & fingerpicks) and an electric lead track. If any of you guys feel like listening, let me know what you think of it. The link is above. Thanks!


Entered at Thu Dec 15 02:26:10 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: 2011 music

The following have all been released in the last couple years and all have been recommended as in "Dad, you might want to listen to...". Last year, I recall, was Mumford & Sons. Anyway, I've sampled all these recordings, like them all and own half of them. Alll worth checking out.

R & B
Alabama Shakes - Hold On
Black Keys - El Camino

Folk Rock
Once - Row Upon Row..
Blind Pilot - We Are The Tide

Retro Rock
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Indie Rock
War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
Kurt Vile (ex-War On Drugs) - Smoke Rings


Entered at Wed Dec 14 22:35:54 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

I'm bad about compiling best-of lists, but my choice for best reissue this year has to be Mobile Fidelity's hybrid-SACD and LP versions of STAGE FRIGHT. Word is that MoFi will also be releasing an LP reissue of The Brown Album on their less expensive Silver label.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 21:42:07 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Oh No - Jenni knew them both

….and if anybody happens to run into a down on her luck “kinda-sometimes - at one time for sure” Patti Boyd look-alike at a bar mumbling about how she got rid of two Band freaks 35 years ago because they insisted on insisting that “Jawbone” was much more than the 8th best song on the Brown album – buy her a drink and find out more about Peter and Bill.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 21:24:58 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I'm testing out this "how to become clairvoyant" kit I bought from a site claiming to be Robbie's, so bear with me, but did 'Jenni' use a circle rather than a dot above the last letter in her name? And maybe even a heart in notes to you (before the Dear John one)?


Entered at Wed Dec 14 21:16:48 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Spelin errer

I apologise for the spelling error … it's Jennie T, not Jenny T. I found a birthday card in an old box from my girlfriend when I was eighteen. She spelled her name Jenni. I had written to her and had her name in the address book as Jenny. Not only had I never realised she spelled it Jenni, seeing it in print had not jogged my mind. This could be why she dumped me unceremoniously.

You see, kids, remember that spelling is important.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 21:14:26 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: Robbie Interview on the Underground Garage

If you register (For free) you can listen to both parts of Steven Van Zants Interview with Robbie Robertson. its in the archives, 2 parts


Entered at Wed Dec 14 20:13:29 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for reposting that. Great job, Jennie T, if you're out there lurking. I recall posting some years ago that UoCC can be seen as something of a rewrite of Rick and Robbie's "Bessie Smith". The basic plot - going down the road to see Bessie - is still there, but UoCC fills Bessie out from the rather two-dimensional character in the other song. I can't see Bessie Smith being the famous blues singer; the hesitation between the two names when they're sung seems more suggestive of something entered in the register on the front desk at the No-Tell Motel, "Let's see, Rick and Bessie, umm, Smith".


Entered at Wed Dec 14 18:46:16 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Jawbone, Jemima & Bessie

Things have changed … now so many have teleprompters running on stage. A few years back, a singer would have to know the words, and Pepote Rouge is a hard one … they never did it live. . Dylan and Van seem to know the words to more or less everything, though unfortunately while Dylan can recall the words, the tune has gone.

When Jemima Surrender came out, the precision of “I’ll bring over my Fender” rather than “my git-ar” greatly appealed to musicians. I was looking through the song articles this morning and came across the “Up On Cripple Creek” appendix written by Jenny T. years ago. I’ve reposted this before, but it’s fun. And maybe we could get a similar one on Jemima or Jawbone!

Is Bessie a co-dependent moron or what?

by Jennie 'Oprah' T. from Cincinatti.

I have what I think is a totally new topic for the Guestbook: psychoanalyzing "Bessie" from Up on Cripple Creek, and questioning whether she isn't actually a real "dream"--a fantasy.

First of all you have to ask what does she get out of this relationship, which is essentially a standing invitation for occasional visits from a married, hard-drinking, gambling, high maintenance kind of guy that all her friends and family probably think is a loser. A guy who probably barfs and does other disgusting things, and who probably has whisky dick a significant amount of the time. She won't take money from him, he's probably not a star in the sack, and he probably doesn't bust his butt meeting her needs though she spends quite a lot of effort meeting his. He does appreciate her, and presumably expresses his appreciation to her, but appreciation and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.

The only type of woman I am familiar with that would put up with such a one sided, pain in the butt, insubstantial relationship is not the cheerful, fun-loving, spunky type but the drama queen, the woman with REALLY bad taste in men who seemingly makes life decisions in order to create as much chaos and crisis for herself as possible, and thus get a lot of attention and sympathy. That is why I think Bessie IS a dream, a fantasy.

Bessie must also be overly endowed with nurturing instincts--one of those women that likes to have lots of wounded birds to take care of, so as to make herself feel useful and needed. She should probably get a job in a hospital (or a detox center) so she could use up her nurturing abilities in a more useful and rewarding way. She probably has no squeemishness about bodily fluids and likes bandaging injuries.

She should also get some therapy to raise her self-esteem and realize she needs to think about her own wishes, needs and dreams more, and other peoples' less. Her defense of this guy to others is not necessarily a sign of her independent-mindedness, since every woman is blind to the faults of whatever loser she is hanging out with and will defend him even if all her friends think she is wasting her time or he is jerking her around. With her sense of humor and other competencies, Bessie could do better, but never will if everyone in town thinks she is a doormat for married, troublesome guys. Eventually I think the guy will show up and Bessie will have awakened and smelled the cheap booze, and will be singing "What have you done for me lately, ooh ooh ooh yeah." Thoughts, anyone?


Entered at Wed Dec 14 18:40:25 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Mavis and Jeff link - more fun


Entered at Wed Dec 14 18:36:14 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy

See above link


Entered at Wed Dec 14 18:19:13 CET 2011 from (166.147.81.169)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: 12/12 in Chicago: N Lowe & Wilco

" Then Nick left the stage and Jeff Tweedy introduced Mavis Staples. Hometown crowd went nuts. They did a track from the album she and Tweedy collaborated on recently. When that song was done, Tweedy called Nick back onto the stage! He came out without his guitar, followed by a roadie who helped him take a big sheet of paper and prop it up onto his monitor. Hmmm what is this? :) Wilco then launched into "The Weight" with Mavis, Jeff and Nick taking turns on vocals! It was outstanding."


Entered at Wed Dec 14 17:44:46 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Don't know about "Jawbone", but a PC-age article on "Jemima Surrender" could really get the feathers flying here. Imagine what could be said about just the sensitive opening line - "Jemima surrender, I'm gonna give it to you". Likely not a pancake breakfast in bed, though I shouldn't presume.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 17:14:01 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Pepote Rouge

Peter, When I saw Rick at the Gentry in Dec 1984 (Washington DC) He was at the bar between sets, I bought him a shot of Hennessey, he asked if I had any requests and I said Pepote Rouge, he shot me a look and said he couldn't do it. I think I had just picked up Islands recently at that point.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 15:52:14 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

As I recall, there was some discussion here a while back over the meaning of the word jawbone, with its connotations both as a noun and a verb.

Dlew: I understand your point -- Rick's contribution on bass, in sync with Levon's kick drum, is a significant driving force, along with Richard's piano.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 08:51:20 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Jawbone

I love Jawbone too … and it had the first and only Band fanzine named in its honour, and a British band of the era.

In fact, I had to check to see whether I'd ever done an article on it. No, I hadn't. It and Jemima Surrender would have been next if I'd carried on irritating various people by doing them (or "typing" them as the naysayers said). I think the last one I did was Pepote Rouge (in answer to a specific request here, along the lines of "I bet you can't do Pepote Rouge.") and that was 1998. THIRTEEN YEARS AGO. I don't think I could garner the impetus to do another nowadays. Actually, I might have done Bessie Smith a tad later. No recall!


Entered at Wed Dec 14 07:28:14 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Jawbone

Great song. I love Robbie's solo and the way The Band shifts up a gear after it. Thanks Joan.


Entered at Wed Dec 14 05:17:47 CET 2011 from (120.18.212.168)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Clarification

For once, David p doesn't have to correct me. Richard wrote jawbone, yes. But rick's bassline is a sublime masterpiece...


Entered at Tue Dec 13 22:22:21 CET 2011 from (198.179.198.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

Like others have commented Jawbone has grown on me over the years, although I really cant say why. Age and changing tastes of course have something to do with it, but 25 years ago Id skip past it and now its a track I go out of my way to listen to.

Thanks for the Info Pat, $500 seems a reasonable price for that piece of history.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 21:29:37 CET 2011 from (64.105.104.51)

Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, great article although laughing at that side of the political spectrum feels like piling on now.

David P. it is the Hohner Clavinet II which is the wood body version of the C. The C is the model Stevie Wonder used on Superstition. The D6 had more tonal variations, and the E7 was their final model. I have a D6 sitting in my basement.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 21:09:50 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Pat B: I'm sure Steve woulda, and I trust you will, enjoy this op ed.

My wife, of all people, picked out a CD with a Band track on it - in this case "Christmas Must Be Tonight". I didn't see it while I scooted through Jan's discography, so here's the info: "A Canadian Christmas 4" (Universal 0075321178, 2009); other artists include Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Ron Sexsmith, Great Big Sea, Loreena McKennitt, Jann Arden, Justin Hines (which is really why we have it) and others.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 20:51:41 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Rod/ Jawbone

Rod: Very nice. Thank you for sharing that.

I didn't like Jawbone at all the first time I heard it. I used to skip over it when listening, but eventually I started to listen more, and I guess it grew on me . I really like it now.

I'm a thief and I dig it.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 20:40:24 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

**Manuel. Sorry Richard...


Entered at Tue Dec 13 20:39:45 CET 2011 from (99.141.17.211)

Posted by:

Adam

"Jawbone" is one of the greatest examples of the Richard Manual writing style - unique structure, time signature changes, shifts in tempo and style from section to section. Some of the greatest playing they did. It, along with "Look Out Cleveland", really set the tone for the 2nd side of the album. Richard's vocal and piano, Levon's drumming, Rick's bass, Garth - all amazing, amazing performances. And Robbie's solo is one of his greatest ever recorded. A definite favorite.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 20:03:56 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: All the sleeves are brown...

"Jawbone" is a Richard Manuel masterpiece; one of his three great songwriting collaborations with Robbie, along with "When You Awake" and "Whispering Pines", on The Brown Album.

There's a nice article in the new issue of The Absolute Sound magazine entitled "Forty Years of Funky: A Short History of the Clavinet in Pop Music", written by Bill Mikowski. The clavinet, invented by Ernst Zacharias, was introduced by Hohner in the U.S. in 1968. The piece mentions Garth as one of the early pioneers in using the instrument, specifically citing his use of the wah-wah effect on "Up On Cripple Creek".

Pat: Was that a Hohner Clavinet II model that Garth was using at the time?


Entered at Tue Dec 13 19:31:56 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

“ Petition so that Sony / Columbia publish official DVD of Bob Dylan and The Band Movies of 1974.” - petition just started by Emanuele Marchiori of The Beards.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 18:59:20 CET 2011 from (74.190.55.146)

Posted by:

Mike C

Location: back at the shack

Subject: love to hear him talk

Spike Jones didn't make the mix at all.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 17:54:20 CET 2011 from (64.105.104.51)

Posted by:

Pat B

1. They didn't get Garth up in the mix until half way through the song.

2. Garth glances over, sees himself on a monitor and can't stop smiling. It happens twice.

3. I saw the Big Deal show with the Last Waltz signed album. The owners--a fairly young, pregnant couple--got the album from their grandfather. I've seen this piece on ebay before. They wanted $900. The dealer got it for $500, and he was thrilled with the price. The signatures included Dylan, Neil, Joni, Ron Wood, Ringo, Neil Diamond, everyone from the Band, Van Morrison and a bunch of others. They showed Richard's a couple of times.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 17:27:08 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Nice make-up :).


Entered at Tue Dec 13 17:20:15 CET 2011 from (64.105.104.51)

Posted by:

Pat B

In honor of Steve, the Blackhawks beat their old teammate and Steve's least favorite Stanley Cup winning goalie Annti Niemi on Sunday in OT.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 16:32:53 CET 2011 from (97.67.33.18)

Posted by:

Mercedes the Dog

Location: Durham
Web: My link

Subject: woof

woof woof


Entered at Tue Dec 13 15:07:09 CET 2011 from (70.28.32.74)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Thanks for the CKGM link Bill. Much appreciated.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 14:47:47 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

NUX

Web: My link

Subject: JAWBONE

I have also discussed Jawbone before in this guestbook.The guitar solo to me epitomizes The Bands incredible ensemble playing,with the instruments trading of each other in a way that only THE BAND could pull off.In my top 5 of Band songs.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 14:36:17 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Subject: Pat O'Shea new band & 12/16 gig.

Former "Barnburners" bluesman Pat O'Shea has an upcoming NY gig w/ his new band "The Honest Men."


Entered at Tue Dec 13 12:07:37 CET 2011 from (59.101.5.109)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Jawbone

Ari and I have discussed it before here. A Rick danko masterpiece.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 08:35:29 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Web: My link

Subject: a bit of self promotion

a possible Bank link? Well I played a sunburst Gibson Ripper on it and I bought the red strat (copy) cause it looked a bit like Robbie's 74 strat.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 07:13:27 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Steve would have certainly enjoyed the current Republican debates, and I'll bet would have eagerly offered his thoughts on same. I miss him.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 01:54:32 CET 2011 from (66.108.33.20)

Posted by:

Ari

Hey JQ, Jawbone is often my favorite Band song. Scratch that, it's usually my favorite song period. Sometimes it's It Makes No Difference or To Kingdom Come. Other days it's Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor.


Entered at Tue Dec 13 01:45:31 CET 2011 from (99.236.153.134)

Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: BEG & BOB DYLAN..

LINK: A Bob Dylan Tribute..

Hi, all! I've missed you guys like crazy. I have been very busy, but thought I'd let you know I'm still alive and kicking.

The posts are great reading, as well as the wonderful links from all of you.

BEG:Hope your birthday was a joyous one. XOXO

Take care and God Bless you all..

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxoxo


Entered at Tue Dec 13 00:40:42 CET 2011 from (64.105.104.51)

Posted by:

Pat B

In honor of Steve, has anyone else noticed that the coat Rick Perry wears in his commercial where he bashes gays looks exactly like the one Heath Ledger wears in Brokeback Mountain?

The live version of Look Out Cleveland from AMH is positively epic.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 23:04:52 CET 2011 from (166.147.83.183)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jawbone

Do folks here dislike this song? It's rarely ever mentioned and I don't think it made anybody's top-10. I'd put it right up there with the other great ones from that record. Look Out Cleveland too.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 22:26:11 CET 2011 from (81.159.31.180)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Quiz, Al Edge

I'll put a tenner towars a charity. Sorry for blowing first question.

Al. I don't know if he was any good, too old for me too. I hope you get something out that centre forward soon.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:53:29 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

sadavid: Thanks. Put the emphasis on "Or not", I'd say. For whatever reason Al's under the gun it can't be Christmas. There's 13 days left, ten more than a real man needs.

Kevin J: Thanks for the Mary Margaret link. I never tire of that track (her cover of "Out Of The Blue" for those of you who didn't check). I was hoping there'd be a follow-on link to her contribution to the BARK CD, but no such luck.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:12:09 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Reflections for the Season

Thank you Kevin.

I'm hoping Marg Heggison still looks in from time to time. We think of you and Steve often. Hoping there is brighter times in your life and that your children are doing well.

Christmas is always harder. So we wish you and your family happiness Marg.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:04:06 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: goin' down to Rosemarie's

Bill M: I always took the "Mama Kosh" sobriquet as a reference to her habit of keeping Kosher. Or not.

A cosh, on the other hand, is the instrument for which Lou Myles would stitch special pockets for the keeping of. As in, "Any guy that don't carry a cosh in Cabbagetown is a sap."

M. Edge would have said he was "under the gun," but as we know, they don't have guns Over There, except on week-ends at various Palaces and Halls, small fowl for the murdering of.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:03:01 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Mary Margaret O'hara

Happy Birthday BEG.

Norm: Great to see you back and a lovely post about your Mom.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:03:44 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

David P: Canadian-American is an interesting label from the early '60s. Mostly US artists, I believe, but a couple of historically interesting 'first' 45s by Canuckistani artists - Chad Allan and the Reflections (i.e., the Guess Who) doing their cover of "Tribute To Buddy Holly" from '62 and a surf-era single by B+3 from maybe '63. B+3, AKA Bartholomew Plus Three, did several later sides for Atlantic, some written and produced by Felix Pappalardi - which is how B+3 drummer Corky Laing wound up in Mountain and why his band-mates' names turn up on various Felix records / productions, including the writing credits for "For Yasgur's Farm".


Entered at Mon Dec 12 21:02:02 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

The Band w/ Richard on drums. Anyone know when & where this was taken?


Entered at Mon Dec 12 20:39:41 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Vinyl Siding

Recent finds at the used record store, purchased for a total of $10.00:

Two classic Everly Brothers singles on Cadence
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE / MAYBE TOMORROW
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM / CLAUDETTE

SLEEPWALK / ALL NIGHT DINER -- Santo & Johnny (Candian-American Records 45 single)
DAYDREAM -- Lovin' Spoonful (Kama Sutra mono LP)


Entered at Mon Dec 12 19:37:01 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

As for the top 10 of the year, I'm like Joe J - seldom all that current. I can think of only two albums from this year - Robbie's "Clairvoyant" and BARK's "Kings and Queens", both most worthy. (I'd point you to BARK's "Brave", on which their guest is singer Holly Cole, but can't find a link.) Two other keepers that I bought this year, though they're from previous years really, are K-os's "The Trill" compilation and Sparkjiver's "Funky Bluesy Jazzy Churchy", which included a very nice cover of "The Shape I'm In".

I've linked to the biggest hit on the K-os record, mostly because it mentions Yonge Street, and Yonge Street ought to have been one of the GB's big items for the year - if only the DVD'd come out already, eh Kev? Just the clip of our guys with Hawkins and of Robbie BEFORE Hawkins would have caused a flurry of discussion.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 19:31:37 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Al, how many chippies in Liverpool had "This is the Plaice for fish 'n' chips" over the door? There used to be one in Bournemouth AND one in Poole when I was at school. There was one in Norwich too, and that indeed served rubber sole.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 17:14:34 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Al E: I accept your apology re those fishy puns. It's Christmastime after all, according to the Mall if not the Church, and you're still under the influence of the mother of all coshes. You must know that Levon and everyone else in the picture at the time referred to Robbie's mother as Mama Cosh. (I have no idea why.)


Entered at Mon Dec 12 16:57:05 CET 2011 from (70.60.190.33)

Posted by:

Calvin

Anybody here ever see a program on the History Channel in the US called Real Deal?

The premise of the show seems to be a seller comes in and sits down with an "expert" who tries to buy their item, which involves haggling and raising of the bid by visibly laying $100 bills on the table. Now if the seller doesnt want to take the "final" offer of $$$$$ they must put it up for auction. Giving the show its "tension", of whether the seller is smarter to sell or put up for auction.

I dropped by my folks last nite and they were watching this program, more or less, and at the end of the episode recap they mentioned some guys (And showed a quick video clip) of the guys who brought in an autographed copy of the Last Waltz Album. But I didnt see what it went for, or who all signed it-although the cover was, well, covered with autographs.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 13:21:25 CET 2011 from (82.42.122.89)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Still under the cosh, Bill M :-0) ......

...but as you know can never resist a good list no matter how big the cosh happens to be.

So Fab Four food...

There's a Plaice

Rubber Sole

..Sorry folks :-0)

Dunc - I'm glad you posted the Gil Scott Heron link because I didn't know it. Just how ancient d'you think I am? Was he any good? Surely not another jinky jimmy in the famous hoops? :-0)

Dlew - what a creep ha ha!!! :-0)


Entered at Mon Dec 12 11:40:26 CET 2011 from (59.101.5.109)

Posted by:

dlew919

Web: My link

Subject: BEG; Dock Boggs.

Angelina: I'm not teh sweetest poster here - not even close while you are still around :)

Anyone know if Levon is aware of Dock Boggs? (Boggs is worth chasing up, if you don't know him). The reason I ask is that Boggs did a version of False Hearted Lover Blues and a (different) song called Calvary...



Entered at Mon Dec 12 05:08:30 CET 2011 from (76.188.47.246)

Posted by:

Calvin

I suppose it shouldn't surprise me there are three albums that appear on both of our top 10 lists Peter-as Robbie, Paul Simon and The Decemberists are who they are...........

The Decemberists-The King is Dead

Dawes-nothing is wrong

Middle Brother-Middle Brother

Robbie-How to Become Clairvoyant

Paul Simon-So Beautiful or So what

Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii-EP

Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train-Orchestra Hothouse Stomp

Miguel Zenon-Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Jandek-Where Do You Go From Here

The Black Keyes-El Camino


Entered at Mon Dec 12 02:55:32 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Canuckistani Song of the Year

Last one. Link is to Sloan's "Unkind". I don't think these guys have ever done diddley elsewhere but they've been huge here for years.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 02:39:06 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Link to another great song of 2011, 'Hold On' by The Alabama Shakes.


Entered at Mon Dec 12 01:45:07 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Song Of The Year

Not really, but it's one that might be sung a hundred years from now and how many other songs of 2011 could you say that about?

Link is to Frank Turner's "Glory Hallelujah".


Entered at Mon Dec 12 00:48:12 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.98)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: food in beatle songs

Sorry did not read far enough back.....still a fabulous song though


Entered at Mon Dec 12 00:43:41 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.98)

Posted by:

Hila F

Location: Thw Low Countries

Subject: food ...do beverages count?

One more cup of coffee....the live 1975 version


Entered at Sun Dec 11 22:11:09 CET 2011 from (99.54.149.223)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: food - not covers

well, since honey don't is a cover...what about sgt pepper's lonely HEARTS club band?


Entered at Sun Dec 11 22:09:50 CET 2011 from (99.54.149.223)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: food in fab song titles

STRAWBERRY fields forever

savoy TRUFFLE

HONEY PIE

mean mr. MUSTARD

glass ONION

a taste of HONEY

HONEY don't



Entered at Sun Dec 11 21:48:42 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Going for the twenty …

Dunc:

(yellow matter) custard (dripping from a dead dog’s eye) … I Am The Walrus

(I sat on a rug biding my time drinking her) wine – Norwegian Wood

(and sip their) lemonade … Rain

(Eleanor Rigby picks up the ) rice …

(rocking horse people eat) marshmallow pies … Lucy In The Sky

(birthday greetings) bottle of wine … When I’m 64

(Sitting on a ) cornflake (waiting for the van to come) … I Am The Walrus

Semolina Pilchards (climbing up the Eiffel Tower) … I Am The walrus, that’s TWO.

(Eating) chocolate cake (in a bag) … Ballad of John & Yoko

(He shoot) Coca Cola … Come Together



Entered at Sun Dec 11 21:23:05 CET 2011 from (24.108.131.161)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Beatles food in titles

Tea is wrong. I realized it after I sent in last submission. Mustard is correct. Had to check on that one.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 21:19:45 CET 2011 from (24.108.131.161)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Beatles foodstuffs

Beatles originals: Strawberry, onion, pepper, tea, octopus, honey, truffle.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 21:05:42 CET 2011 from (81.159.31.180)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Trying harder, apologies

Here is the actual question I couldn't answer. I knew it was too easy this time.

Seven foodstuffs feature in the titles of Beatles songs (not including cover versions). Which songs?


Entered at Sun Dec 11 20:34:16 CET 2011 from (81.159.31.180)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Quiz

I'll put a tenner in a charity choice of yours Peter.

Maybe it was only 8 songs? Uh Duh.

And I'm comlete on the Beatles.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 19:43:29 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Beatle food

There are at least 8 in Savoy truffle


Entered at Sun Dec 11 19:42:14 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunc, I'd be most surprised if there are fewer than twenty. If you said thirty, I'd believe it. Anyone want to add more?


Entered at Sun Dec 11 19:39:57 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Strawberry (Fields Forever)

(Mean Mr) Mustard

Fish (n finger) Pie … Penny Lane, not that it’s what it means . One or two?

(Sgt) Pepper(‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Heart is edible too.

Octopus (‘s Garden)

(Glass) Onion

Wild Honey Pie

(Savoy) Truffle

Blackbird (four and twenty blackbirds were baked in a pie)

(A Taste of) Honey

(tasting much sweeter than) Wine

That's eleven, and nine are off titles without even thinking about lyrics. Then add Honey (Don't). Piggies are edible too.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 19:35:18 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Norm/ BEG

Norm it is good to hear from you even if it not good news. My condolences, but it sure sounds like your mom had a long life well lived.

BEG, thank you for the kind words. You have covered a lot of what I too am thankful. There has been a lot of loss this year, but also some "gains". music, my new great niece. and just being able to get up each day :-)

Happy Birthday BEG!


Entered at Sun Dec 11 19:20:43 CET 2011 from (81.159.31.180)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Quiz and other

Deepest condolensces Jed and Rockin Chair.

Answer:Gil Heron, a Jamaican, known as the Black Arrow, and Gil Scott's dad was the first black(correct terminology in this country) player to play for Glasgow Celtic.(There are only two massive clubs in this country.)

Quiz question which I could not answer, which appeared in The Independent last week. If anybody can answer, I'll put a tenner into a charity of their choice. Here is the question. I began to think the questioner was wrong, by the way.

Foods are mentioned 8 times in Beatles' songs. What foods in what songs?


Entered at Sun Dec 11 18:19:20 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Textile timbre?

Levon - calico

Art Garfunkel - satin

RR - burlap

Paul Simon -velvet

Rick - silk corduroy


Entered at Sun Dec 11 18:03:32 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: top lists

I rarely buy much new music during the year. I wait for all your top lists to come out, sample the songs on you tube and make my purchases thusly. Thusly??

My oldest son is getting married over the holidays so I've booked a hotel in the city for a week. The actual ceremonies and festivities will only take up a bit of that time so there's plenty of time for shopping. Keep those lists coming.

Re Gil Scott-Heron. Would the Scotland connection have anything to do with his father?


Entered at Sun Dec 11 17:46:42 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Best of 2011

Link is to my Best of 2011 … Top 10 albums, Top 20 songs, Top 4 concerts, Top 5 theatre. Let's have some more!


Entered at Sun Dec 11 13:09:12 CET 2011 from (90.239.92.238)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: The latest sad news

ROCKIN' CHAIR's post made me think (as always :-), but not necessarily to agree. In my family there is no Anglican churches or Campbell hospitals for dead and dying. In my family we use to die in overdose and alone: in a hotel room, on the highway side, in a boat at the sea, on a railway station. That's more rock'n'roll! - Sorry for a cynical post, though.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 05:22:56 CET 2011 from (99.89.226.221)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Subject: Levon up for another grammy.

Landy- I'm not sure if there was a year skipped between the 2 or not. There was some time between the releases, so, yes, it FEELS like there should be a grammy year gap.

I don't have Live At The Ryman, so wouldn't be able to render an opinion on it's grammy nomination worthiness, but, i can't help but notice that Levon sure has become a Grammy favorite.


Entered at Sun Dec 11 03:21:04 CET 2011 from (24.108.242.146)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Final Debt

Hello Kevin, and every one else sorry to have worried you. I have arrived home this evening from 12 days at sea on the tug. Moving much logging and road building equipment. At least the weather has been very good.

There has been several trips for me quite long these last few months.

As well, our family has paid one of those final debts we all pay.

Cynthia Jones passed from this life, on October 31/11. She would have been 90 on November 30. In her last days, there was always some of us at her bedside with comfort for her journey. To her last breath her mind was as sharp as ever. She remembered everything from yesterday to her childhood, and still loved to reminise her life on the coast of British Columbia. Remembering friends and family and all the love that was shared thru her years. She passed in the same room, in the same bed as my father, eight years before her, in the Campbell River hospital.

In the little Anglican church in Campbell River where she loved to attend, she was remembered by her congregation, her friends and many family for the love that she brought to all, and that she caused everyone to feel and give back.

I look for no sympathy at this time. We were luckier than many to have had our parents live a long and healthy life. Both of them passing with no pain, just a body that came to it's end, used up and worn out. They simply went to sleep quietly. As the doctors said. No one could ask for a better, more serene and dignified way to leave.

Jed, I'm sure at this time, you understand and share the feeling. I think the first Christmas without them to give a hug is probably the hardest time.

"Will the circle be unbroken, by and by lord by and by, There's a better home awaiting, in the sky lord in the sky...................."

Go bless you all, have a safe and happy Christmas season in what ever way you choose to celebrate it.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 23:56:59 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Wishes/Rick

Thanks so much for the condolences sent my way.Deeply grateful.And,RIP sweet Rick.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 21:22:39 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The connection between Gil Scott-Heron and Scotland should simply be the name Scott. But it's not. Come on, Al.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 20:28:03 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Rick

He is missed.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 16:30:07 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Unthanks

Review of last night's concert at Portsmouth added to my blog. Link above.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 15:51:31 CET 2011 from (74.59.199.34)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Even. Three of four? Sorry, I haven't been watching too closely.



Entered at Sat Dec 10 15:10:38 CET 2011 from (99.89.226.221)

Posted by:

PutEmUP(Friend0

Subject: Odds? Alex The Canuck.

Landmark- what do you think the odds are regarding Levon winning his third solo Grammy? Would this be two or tree consecutive years?


Entered at Sat Dec 10 14:33:14 CET 2011 from (216.168.97.138)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Remembering Rick Danko today...

Rick and The Band in Hamburg 1971
Photos by Heinrich Klaffs

Hi Kevin J. I posted an obituary about Gil Scott Heron so I won't share what the connection with Scotland is so that Al Edge will post some more.


Entered at Sat Dec 10 02:55:06 CET 2011 from (199.19.138.101)

Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny
Web: My link

Subject: Best Albums of the Year

I'm working on my list of favorite albums of the year and would be curious to hear what others liked. I use the WNCW public radio website list (see link above) to remind myself of the better albums released each year.

Levon's latest--RAMBLE AT THE RYMAN--as well as Robbie's HOW TO BE CLAIRVOYANT--both made the WNCW list, and I know I will include both on mine (probably as a tie so no one is offended).


Entered at Sat Dec 10 01:07:18 CET 2011 from (70.53.45.2)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Gil Heron: Did google and an interesting surprise……..but I’ll allow Al the honour…..anything to get him back and posting.

On the subject of the missing…..Where is Westcoaster? Norm…get back here please.

Bill M: Thank you. Too bad though as I had wanted to give out this Christmas.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 23:27:21 CET 2011 from (81.159.31.180)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Gill Scott Herom, David

Enjoyed the review, David.

Gill Scott Heron has a famous connection with Scotland. Not music.

Quiz question. What is the connection? No googling.

I think Al Edge will know the answer.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 22:42:15 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Essential Tracks: Esther Phillips Sips the Wine

In 1971 Esther Phillips was apparently the first to record Tim Drummond's "To Lay Down Beside You", along with Joe Simon, who also covered the song that same year. Ms. Phillips' great version appeared on the album "From A Whisper To A Scream", released by Kudu Records, the sister label of CTI. That album also features two Allen Toussaint songs, the title cut and "Sweet Touch of Love". A while back I found a Japanese CD reissue of the album, which has stood the test of time, due to Ms. Phillips' powerful performances. The stellar group of backup musicians included Hank Crawford on alto sax, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on drums, Gordon Edwards on bass, Richard Tee on keyboards and Cornell Dupree & Eric Gale on guitars. The songs were arranged & conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, who was previously known for his work with James Brown and later worked with Van Morrison.

The album opens with Gil Scott-Heron's "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", a dark look at heroin addiction, in stark contrast with the ripe emotional intensity of "To Lay Down Beside You". Band fans of course know the song through Rick Danko's retitled version "Sip The Wine", previewed in The Last Waltz film and one the the highlights of his eponymous 1977 Arista solo LP. Upcoming, I will also review Joe Simon's 1971 version, along with Tracy Nelson's 1972 cover.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 22:09:26 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: April at the earliest, due to contractual restrictions.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 21:36:06 CET 2011 from (152.27.22.74)

Posted by:

Mike Harrison

Location: Earth

Subject: Time

Thought the hawks were a great band. The whole 60's era was a mystical mousetrap of out of tune notes and sonic bliss. like hot & cold at the same time.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 20:53:35 CET 2011 from (64.105.104.51)

Posted by:

Pat B

Probably around the same time they played the Greek in LA (8/25) as they are accompanied by a horn section visible in the background.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 19:53:40 CET 2011 from (82.72.124.75)

Posted by:

JM

Subject: Santa Cruz

It's not on that list either, but David Gans made those pictures, he confirmed, but knew no date. I am trying to get more information from local newspaper archives. I think it is a bit bizar that nothing else so far came up. Another concert in 1976, Lexington KY, also not well known, I found back in a newspaper about a Gram Parsons Memorial at the time.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 19:23:02 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

The Traders Database doesnt list of Santa Cruz show in circulation JM. But this is probably one of the better resources for looking for setlists. http://db.etree.org/db/shows/browse/artist_key/573/year/1976


Entered at Fri Dec 9 17:54:36 CET 2011 from (90.239.73.16)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Incontrovertible

But where is EMPTY NOW?


Entered at Fri Dec 9 17:44:37 CET 2011 from (90.239.73.16)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: S.M. Subject: " Christmas Safety"

...and The Band and/or GB connection, please?


Entered at Fri Dec 9 15:53:49 CET 2011 from (98.111.28.219)

Posted by:

Jaynie

Subject: Woodstock '94 / Tokyo Interviews

The same person who posted the Tokyo videos just posted seven videos from Woodstock '94. Also posted is the interview segment from the Tokyo show. It's very short (only 2 minutes) but it's fun to see the guys being interviewed by a breathless and giddy young Japanese girl! :-)


Entered at Fri Dec 9 14:01:51 CET 2011 from (184.144.108.32)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Red Eye Records for Rick Danko and The Reformed Band


Entered at Fri Dec 9 13:59:36 CET 2011 from (184.144.108.32)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"This record is for old folks only"....Click on two articles by Simon Reynolds.

You're so right JM. I submitted those photos to Jan when I discovered the flicker.com photo site. I'm always extra pleased when I find something on Richard in particular as it's easier to find links on Robbie and Levon.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 13:49:27 CET 2011 from (121.221.86.232)

Posted by:

Cwipple Cweek

Location: Perth

Subject: Karen Dalton

No my name starts with a T, Bashfull. Thanks for the update folks.I have a sister in London Ont who was a diehard Willie P supporter and used to go to all the Dixie Flyers gigs and my bro in law introduced me to Fred a few years ago so I will revisit.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 09:29:27 CET 2011 from (82.72.124.75)

Posted by:

JM

Web: My link

Subject: 1976 Santa Cruz

David: These two pictures come from David Gans.


Entered at Fri Dec 9 01:22:18 CET 2011 from (72.230.109.86)

Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: Cwipple

Cwipple, you wascal - does your first name by chance start with an N?


Entered at Thu Dec 8 23:12:44 CET 2011 from (75.34.62.150)

Posted by:

Adam

Just bought tickets to Levon's "Midnight Ramble" on January 21 2012. Advertised as "A Musical Tribute To Richard & Rick", with very special guest Garth Hudson. It sounds so amazing!


Entered at Thu Dec 8 23:00:48 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: The Band 1976

JM: As testament to the wealth of information that Jan has gathered here, see above link to photos (uncredited) taken at 1976 concert at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 21:02:36 CET 2011 from (82.72.124.75)

Posted by:

JM

Location: Nederland

Subject: The Band 1976

Thanks David. Santa Cruz is not in that list however, but David Gans said he made a couple of pictures there. He can't remember too much of the concert. It must have been around the 20th of august 1976. And stories about the whole tour I can't find either. There must have been a lot of trouble: gigs cancelled, Richard hurt etc.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 20:37:07 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: 1976 Concerts

JM: See above link for set lists & concert venues.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 17:10:55 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: All We Are Saying...

Today marks a sad anniversary -- the murder of John Lennon 31 years ago.

The eclectic & prolific guitarist Bill Frissell recently released a fine instrumental album in tribute to Mr. Lennon, "All We Are Saying...". The accompanying musicians are Greg Leisz on acoustic, pedal & lap steel guitars, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wolleson on drums. The featured songs are:

Across the Universe
Revolution
Nowhere Man
Imagine
Please Please Me
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Hold On
In My Life
Come Together
Jullia
Woman
#9 Dream
Love
Beautiful Boy
Mother
Give Peace A Chance


Entered at Thu Dec 8 17:12:51 CET 2011 from (82.72.124.75)

Posted by:

JM

Location: Netherlands
Web: My link

Subject: The Band 1976

For a long time I am looking for more details about the last tour of The Band during 1976. Can any one tell me where to find playlists and venues? I know a few. Gigs were cancelled, but who knows more details. Was anyone at Santa Cruz in august 1976? Just let me know.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 16:31:37 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Karen Dalton

Cwipple Cweek: Wong - a fwend gave me a copy of the Karen Dalton CD in mid-October, and I posted about it shortly afterwards. (And before that, the appearance of the CD a couple of years ago caused a bit of a flutter here.) I believe I said that, nice as "In A Station" is, the killer track for me is Dino Valenti's "Something On Your Mind". I noted that the album brought together the Full Tilt Boogie Band's dynamic keyboard duo, Richard Bell and Ken Pearson, and I'm sure I wouldn't've missed the opportunity to note that Pearson occupies Bell's old spot on the latest Blackie and the Rodeo Kings CD. I didn't say it then, but if it's Karen's banjo sound on the slower material that you like, then you might try finding a way to hear Willie P Bennett's banjo and Fred Eaglesmith's singing on the latter's "This Old World Is Killing Me" from "Tinderbox" - not one of the versions on YouTube.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 15:13:39 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Mick & Keith taking care of Hubert's funeral.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 14:15:54 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Karen Dalton

I first heard about her on this GB and went and bought the album. About a year ago? The search facility in ARCHIVE should find it.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 13:53:17 CET 2011 from (98.111.25.71)

Posted by:

Jaynie

Thanks BEG! Love hearing them in interviews -- almost as much as listening to their music. That clairvoyance Richard spoke of played a huge part in making their music so magical. I'm sure it also came in handy when they played with Dylan. You can actually see it happening when you watch some of those videos from the 60's and 70's.

And BTW, I agree with Joan. I think your photos are great!

Thanks for pointing out the Festival Express Outtakes, Adam. Definitely a must see. It was especially great seeing "Loving You Is Sweeter."


Entered at Thu Dec 8 13:11:12 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.34)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band and The Reformed Band Boots.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 13:11:41 CET 2011 from (203.62.236.34)

Posted by:

Cwipple Cweek

Location: Perth

Subject: Karen Dalton

"

"Is anyone familiar with the music of Karen Dalton?I have only recently been introduced to her by my daughter who works in a record store.I CANT get the voice out of my head.Interesting version of "In a Station".However "in my own Dream" has to be my favorite.I have been reading the guestbook for years and find it hard to believe she hasnt been mentioned in here. Perhaps i am wrong.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 13:07:06 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.34)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Louuuu and his wife Laurie Andeson spoke and occupied Wall Street.
Jackson Browne and Dawes occupied and performed in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 13:01:37 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.34)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon Helm at BB KIng Bluezzz with ?


Entered at Thu Dec 8 12:59:37 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.34)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you kindly Mike H, Joan, Landmark.

Leonard Cohen's son Adam (born in Montreal, Canada and lived in France for 14 years), speaks freely about his dad and his latest recording which apprently is a homage to his dad...."Like A Man".
He's 40 now.
His sister Lorca, is the mother of Rufus Wainwright's son.


Entered at Thu Dec 8 10:15:47 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Top Tens

Thanks for the link, Mike. I stopped buying Rolling Stone, but such an excellent choice makes me rethink! We usually list our seasonal top tens, and I've been giving mine some thought. The trouble with Top Tens is who's heard even a third of the "Top 50" or Top 100 listed in the magazines? I only had four in one British Top 50.

Top songs is sometimes more interesting than Top Albums.

Now is a good time to start the lists. Most releases should be out by now in time for Christmas, and it's helpful advice. Because our musical tastes here all coincide on The Band, it's more interesting than a magazine Top Ten full of hip-hop, thrash, or dance stuff.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 22:16:54 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

RR is #10 BEG.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 20:07:54 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Knock, Knock on Wood

Kevin: With the induction of the Faces it's also the second time round for Ronnie Wood, who was previously honored as a member of the Rolling Stones.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 19:49:02 CET 2011 from (70.50.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: RRHOF pt III

The group of rock n rollers enshrined TWICE is very select…….Clapton, members of the Beatles, etc…….Jeff Beck and now Rod Stewart are also in this group. Very few others


Entered at Wed Dec 7 19:16:13 CET 2011 from (70.50.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Thanks Bill………………..I really do want to have it in full form with the extras - must be hours - and watch it that way.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame: per a Tracy discussion here of some time back, the E Street Band was not put into the Hall in the “Sidemen” category. Not sure that they fit there anyway but it must be hard for some of them to take that the Attractions of Elvis Costello association are in the RRHOF ( as a band not as Sidemen ) but they are not.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 18:07:06 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: No, but I did send an email yesterday to the guy who'd know. I'm sure he'd've told me long before now if the thing was going to be out soon, but hope springs eternal - expecially at Xmastime.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 17:47:41 CET 2011 from (70.50.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Rejoice!!!! The Faces are in the Hall Of Fame…………….happy about that because I loved them………But the news that really caught my eye was that the late - very very great - Tom Dowd is finally in and a shame that he was not put in 20 years ago. A brilliant sweet guy that made massive contributions to thousands of recordings and albums. Wished he had been alive to see it……bob w: two of your favorites as well…..

Bill M: I’M guessing you don’t know then?


Entered at Wed Dec 7 17:35:13 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: " Christmas Safety"

" I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

Well, I have done something about it: a couple of nights ago I was out for a few drinks with some pals and had a few too many whiskeys as well as beers and some rather nice claret; but knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before - I took a bus home.

I arrived safely and without incident which was a real surprise, since I had never driven a bus before and have no idea where I got this one."

P.S.: Please note the "s folks!


Entered at Wed Dec 7 16:42:16 CET 2011 from (90.239.111.21)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: On a serious side: This is the point! (about Grabgrass)

Good to see GRABGRASS mentioned in this gb, again! This is the point: we might have different opinions but we make eachother THINK! (Sadly, in every revolution this kind of thoughts have been the first to be killed.) \Reflecting on eachothers opinions is an opposite to criminal behaviour like stealing your browsing history or intruding your email accounts or listening to your cellular phone. - Ugh, I have spoken.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 16:38:50 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: The Producers

Glad to see the R&R Hall of Fame also honoring Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 16:11:11 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks so much for that Levon / Rick / Richard interview clip. Interesting to hear Rick tell the same story about Sonny Boy that Robbie told. Even more interesting was hearing Richard talk about their 'clairvoyance' (telepathy) - and also about his reaction to the initial playbacks. Sometimes I get the sense that Richard drank to lower his intellectual level to that of normal mortals. Another thing that struck me was how some Rick's and Richard's facial expressions were / are those of sometime-Hawk Eugene Smith.

Joe J: Thanks for the correction re Amelia Curran and the Once.

Peter V: Sorry to have misled you. The sounded so similar to me - must be getting old.

S.M.: Thanks for the nice note.

Did anyone else see the Paul Simon at Webster Hall concert that Buffalo's PBS station played last night. Wonderful stuff. Right after Paul Simon came the Irish Rovers in Belfast. Hometown to most (all?) of them, though, as they alluded to in the opening song (which was as much as I could take), they've spent the last 45-50 years in Toronto. In fact, Levon, in listing all the acts that played in other bars on Yonge Street, could've listed lead Rover Will Millar playing folk and calypso and C&W and whatever else brought $$ up and down Yonge in the early '60s. Right now I'm imagining Ronnie and our guys doing "The Unicorn", with Hawkins doing his special walk when they get to the "humpy-backed camels" line.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 16:09:23 CET 2011 from (90.239.74.155)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Laura Nyro

Thanks for mentioning LAURA NYRO. My C-cassette player needed some regular maintenance (like for every tenth year) and I tested it with a cassette with Laura Nyro this morning. What a coincidence.

This C-cassette player said only "mmmmgchumpmmmmmmgbusmmm" but I have four more players which should last the rest of my life!


Entered at Wed Dec 7 13:40:18 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Web: My link

Subject: Laura Nyro

Finally, the architect of all the female singer-songwriters is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Laura Nyro influenced everyone from Carol King to Joni Mitchell to Todd Rundgren to Alicia Keys to Lady GaGa. The first artist male or female to mix pop, jazz, blues and soul music together. It's a great day for music fans. It's just to bad Laura didn't receive this honor when she was alive and in the battle with ovarian cancer.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 13:44:12 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.129)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jaynie: Check out again at 1:44. Richard Manuel talks about "a clairvoyance".....!

For those interested....When I posted the Levon Helm video "China Doll" with Sissy Spacek I forgot to mention there were more videos to see from the Midnight Special.


Entered at Wed Dec 7 13:29:51 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.129)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For all the Aussie's out there. Levon's "Ain't In It For My Health"
Sydney's Film Festival
June 6-17, 2012?


Entered at Wed Dec 7 13:25:07 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.129)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For the rock journalists out there. The other rock and roll animal....Robert Christgau. (4 videos)

I was going through old phone books last night looking for someone's number when I came across the late Paul Godfrey's card with a photo of his wife. This time of year can be hard.....


Entered at Tue Dec 6 22:53:52 CET 2011 from (75.34.62.150)

Posted by:

Adam

Web: My link

Subject: Festival Express outtakes

I recently posted The Band's "Festival Express 1970" outtakes on the torrent site Dime. I urge you all to check them out! They're amazing. Raw footage of Time To Kill, Chest Fever, Don't Do It, and Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever. Someone posted them on YouTube already (link above), which I planned on doing.

Maybe Jan could post the links of these Festival Express outtakes, as well as the new Tears Of Rage (Woodstock 1969) video, on the main page. These are newsworthy bootlegs new to the community (in this form at least), and everyone should see them!


Entered at Tue Dec 6 22:43:20 CET 2011 from (75.51.175.75)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Shades of "Mr. Richard's Favorite Song"

John Waite trying to get his new album off the ground at Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles. Not too many show up. But at one point, yes, strains of "Missing You" swing down the three story store.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 21:51:39 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Eric Mercury

I real enjoyed Eric's album Electric Black Man. My favorite track was his cover of Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 21:50:03 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Hot Tuna "Steady As She Goes"

I picked up "Steady As She Goes" by Hot Tuna, mainly because it was produced by Larry Campbell, with Teresa Williams singing, and produced at Levon Helm Studios. Great recording and playing, but unfortunately devoted to pretty weak songs, at least on first listening.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 19:46:36 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: BEG

Your photos are just fine. You have "feeling" in them.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 16:31:54 CET 2011 from (206.47.33.101)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Absolutely amazing Crabgrass again with Hubert Sumlin, Johansen (I saw him at The Bottom Line as well.), Merritt, Vivino and Levon. Btw, I did send my photos of Hubert to his Wayne, New Jersey address as sometimes I get carried away.... :-D

I lost interest in radio when CFNY was no longer a truly FM Station. When I was very young, I'd have my transistor radio in bed and just get lost in all the music that inspired and lifted one's spirit from the reality they were living at the time.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 15:59:50 CET 2011 from (24.108.131.161)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria
Web: My link

Bill M: I never saw Eric Mercury perform (unfortunately) and I do not recall hearing this song on CHUM-FM. I think someone needs to write a book on the evolution of the radio industry in Toronto. Maybe John D can do it. He was there for almost the entire time from the 60s on. He knew everyone. I bet there would be a lot of interest in Toronto area.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 14:58:40 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: boston

Subject: BEG

some nice addtions BEG. I have a review of the concert in Ann Arbor (caught my first show a week later in Connecticut) I was also at one of the Lone Star shows that weekend in February, but not that show. I think Winwood was hanging at the Lone Star Cafe a lot those days and met his wife there.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 14:30:52 CET 2011 from (70.28.32.74)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Nice photos. Beginner or not, they capture a moment, which was your point. Definitely good stuff.


Entered at Tue Dec 6 13:28:54 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.188)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

...and my beginner photos at the Bluezzz Cruise with Hubert Sumlin.
You'd think living with a photographer/teacher that my photos would improve. Uhhhh....imagezulu doesn't have the patience for difficult brown eyed girl!!! ;-D


Entered at Tue Dec 6 13:23:24 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.188)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Crabgrass and I were good buddies who would hang out whenever I was in NYC. This was one of my most memorable times with the late Hubert Sumlin. I was only a meter or two away from him while he was performing with Levon, Johansen, Vivino, Merritt.....It was here that the late Paul Godfrey wanted me to say hi to Levon for him.

"A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf" - August 23, 2002
Photos copyright © by "Crabgrass" 2002


Entered at Tue Dec 6 13:17:16 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.188)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Date sent: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 14:02:42
From: Scott Tribble
Subject: Rare live performance

"Hi everybody-
Recently, I found out that Steve (Winwood) joined the reunited Band on-stage at the Lone Star Cafe in New York in 1986, singing with Richard Manuel and Levon Helm on "Willie and the Hand Jive" in one of Richard's last performances before he killed himself. I am also a huge Band fan, so this is a dream performance for me. I'll let you all know how it is when I get it."
Scott


Entered at Tue Dec 6 13:11:22 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.188)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jed: I found listening to Robbie's "Shine Your Light" really helped to deal with the grief.....as well as Steve Forbert's comforting voice. There's no way around it. You'll have to go through the pain until one day you'll be able to look at photos without crying.

"The group, minus Robbie Robertson, takes the stage of the legendary Second Chance club in Ann Arbor, Michigan for an unforgettable evening of music." (1981/1984)

"This music is for historical purposes only. It is intended to give the listener an insight, as to what it was like attending this concert at the legendary Second Chance club. It is not to be reproduced in any form."

Levon Helm
Rick Danko
Garth Hudson
Richard Manuel
Jim Weider


Entered at Mon Dec 5 23:30:24 CET 2011 from (166.147.80.82)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Oxford Southern Music #13

Great stuff, as always. The CD is a "must have" for the folks here; it features Mississippi artists this year.

They did a list of the most underrated guitar players:

1. Mundell Lowe

2. Skeets McWilliams

3. Eddie Quinn

4. Cordell Jackson

5. Mel Brown

6. Lloyd Green

7. Bobby Sutliff

8. Eddie Taylor

9. Jack Yarber

10. Wilroy Sanders

11. Cary Hudson


Entered at Mon Dec 5 21:20:47 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA6XUB-zOlQ&feature=related

Bill M: there was a collection at around that time compiled by one Michael Taft.

The young lady from the Once video is Geraldine Hollett. Link is to her doing one of Amelia's songs 'What Will You Be Building'. I am quite infatuated with both of the young women.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 20:23:06 CET 2011 from (70.50.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M: Regarding that Yonge Street series, I was hoping that the dvd would have been ready and released by Christmas. Any word from any of your contacts?

Little Steven’s Underground Garage: Part 1 is just great listening ( Part 2 is really not worth the bother ). RR is the only contemporary of Bob Dylan’s who seems not shy to take the stuffing out him from time to time. Funny stuff about Bob’s mis-handling of the electric guitar.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 19:43:43 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Eric Mercury

JT: Here's another song that I heard a lot on CHUM-FM when I started listening. I hope you caught the part of the Yonge Street stories documentary where Eric Mercury tells the story of being grabbed by the face and dragged off the stage of the Bluenote by his preacher father. As a regular at the Bluenote, Mercury would surely have been backed at times by one or another of the Hawks - and I suspect guested from time to time with Hawkins.

David P: You in particular might appreciate this link to a song written and produced (and played on) by Steve Cropper. Smitty fans should check out his organ-playing at the follow-on link to "It's Time For Me To Love You" (though it's a 9-minute song and the instrumentals don't happen until past half way).

I got to this stuff because Rebecca Ferguson in Al E's post reminded me a bit of Dianne / Diane Brooks, long one of my favourite singers, and also a Bluenote regular in Toronto in the '60s. (Given Al's history, I'm a bit leery about what 'cosh' might mean, but if anyone wants to break it to me gently ...)


Entered at Mon Dec 5 18:03:38 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Vinyl Siding: Look At Granny Run Run

I fortunately got to see Hubert Sumlin with Howlin' Wolf at a club here in Atlanta a few years before Wolf passed away.

On the turntable today is Howard Tate's great 1966 Verve 45 single "Look At Granny Run Run", written by Jerry Ragovoy & Mort Shuman, backed by "Half A Man", by Ragovoy & Bob Elgin. It was just last July that Mr. Ragovoy also passed away.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 17:42:56 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Peter V: Just in case, the singer in the video in Joe J's link (i.e., "My Best Friend" by the Once) is Amelia Curran, whose solo work impressed you some months ago.

Joe J: Because you mentioned last week that you'd taken a folklore course at (I assume) Memorial, I thought of you when I spotted a copy of a late '50s Folkway LP titled "Songs of Newfoundland" by Tom Peacock at the local 2nd-hand record store yesterday. Re Memorial and its folklore program, I wonder if it was the prof you mentioned who compiled their Discography of Newfoundland Music (or similar title) in the '70s. I vaguely recall sending in a correction and receiving a nice note back from a professor there, but have no memory of the name. I do remember the issue, though, a very wrong release date for the Du-Cats RCA album. I also remember the cover shot - of a 78 by Art Scammell, his original version of "Squid-Jiggin' Ground" (later covered by everybody, notably Hank Snow).


Entered at Mon Dec 5 16:55:44 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Rick Danko Live Anthology

Floating World did at least one of the other many Rick Danko live CDs on amazon (with uniform cover designs). They seem to be associated with reissue specialists Voiceprint in north-east England. Having so many labels for ex-Band live stuff (Floating World, Evangeline, Corazon) but matching sleeve designs is "odd." Asking others who know about them, I would guess this was a one-off cash deal. They don't list the tracks on Live Anthology, but it could be a selection from the others. Better would be selected other stuff, but my guess is the first.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 16:50:04 CET 2011 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Hubert Sumlin

RIP, Hubert. I saw him perform (with Levon on drums) quite a few times circa 2000-2003 or so. He was a talent and seemed a kind soul.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 16:18:29 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Rick Danko Anthology

Just discovered the double CD "Rick Danko Live Anthology" this morning on Amazon and iTunes. Released November 22 on a label I am not familiar with.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 13:48:44 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Hubert Sumlin w/ Levon & Jimmy Vivino.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 02:59:44 CET 2011 from (64.12.116.204)

Posted by:

David Tanner

Location: Texas

"

" I was turned on to the Band and Bob Dylan when I was 15, 1970. I never heard rock the same again. I don't think my generation gave them the respect they deserved.


Entered at Mon Dec 5 02:22:24 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe jj

Web: My link

'You're My Best Friend' for vocals , banjo and guitar.

Thanks all for recent links to Band '87.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 21:46:51 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Hubert Sumlin, RIP

From a lstserve posting today:

"Forwarded from BMA tours: It is with deep and profound sadness we confirm the passing of the Legendary Blues Guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Hubert died this morning, December 4, 2012 in Wayne, NJ at St. Joseph's Hospital of heart failure.

"Hubert was the kindest and most giving man I have ever known. His smile not only lite up a room, it lit up a concert venue with 20,000 people watching. His gift of music is well documented but his gift of life to all of us who knew his was far more significant. I love you and I will miss you my friend."


Entered at Sun Dec 4 20:03:18 CET 2011 from (74.198.87.67)

Posted by:

Kevin J

......oh...and Santa just two more things please......Robbie at a Ramble......and do what you can to keep Bobby Brown away from sweet Rebecca!!!!!


Entered at Sun Dec 4 19:21:05 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Rebecca Ferguson

Sadly, when I tried to listen to her, the message is that the video is not available in my region. Oh well.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 18:43:19 CET 2011 from (82.42.122.89)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Hi all

Hope everyone is ok. Under the cosh big style so haven't had the time even to dip in for a gander.

Just have to post this link though as I know there's so many genuine music lovers on here. I think it's the emergence of a rare vocal and songwriting talent. She wrote it along with all the other tracks on her album. I think she is just...stunning...to look at, to listen to...above all she is humble, unassuming and genuine. A rare commodity in this day and age - someone real.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 18:43:24 CET 2011 from (72.78.63.127)

Posted by:

PSB

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Subject: RIP Howard Tate

Howard Tate, who was one of the great R&B and soul singers, who did a very funky cover of "Jemima Surrender" has died though very little information is out there. Tate did two albums with Jerry Ragovoy and recorded the original version of "Get It While You Can" covered by Janis Joplin. Tate, who was born in Georgia moved to Philly early in life. After making his 3rd album, Tate vanished off the face of the earth for 30 years to be discovered at the beginning of 2001. The link is an interview I did with him in the summer of that year.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 18:18:57 CET 2011 from (166.147.81.68)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: A couple of really nice songs about Fathers

My Old Man - Jerry Jeff Walker

My Old Man - Steve Goodman


Entered at Sun Dec 4 18:10:37 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Jed - sorry for your loss.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 17:01:45 CET 2011 from (75.72.126.40)

Posted by:

Zzzz

Web: My link

Subject: Ramble

Anybody catch this one? I bet it was cool.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 15:04:25 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Bill M.

Much like Empty Now,you seem thoughful and kind.

Thank you.

You and he counterbalance my (usually wine induced)inanities.


Entered at Sun Dec 4 14:38:40 CET 2011 from (166.248.1.94)

Posted by:

tim

Location: boston

Subject: video

Found the chest fever video via the wayback machine on archive.org but not able to post link. Its a very small video.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 20:58:14 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: The other guitarist

I think someone asked who was the other guitarist. It was Fred Carter, Jr.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 20:34:14 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Jed

Jed, my condolences to you. Your Dad sounds like he was a wonderful man.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 20:08:21 CET 2011 from (70.50.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Jed - Ray

Ray…..Good to see your post……..at the very top of the best decisions the re-formed BAND ever made was the engagement of Jim Weider. Love his playing…………with respect to IMND……..different guitars are being played of course but it is of great credit to Weider that in the heart of the nuttiest of Band nuts no one could really argue that he let a single song down in any way over the years…….more than that he brought a style to many that fit perfectly…………………That all said, Robbie’s guitar work 1962-1966 and 1968-1972 was simply unprecedented in its perfect balance of the violent, the gentle and the imaginative..

Jed: Very sorry to hear of your loss. As Bob Dylan once said “Take care of all your memories” ………. as they do help to take care of all of us at difficult times in our lives.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 18:49:41 CET 2011 from (24.164.173.243)

Posted by:

Lars

Location: Ulster County, NY

Subject: Jed

JED-

I just walked in here and read about your loss. I lost my father back in 2005, about the same time of year. My mother passed in 2001.

Speaking from my own experience, I never really lost my father. While it's true that I can't go down to his house and the two of us sit quietly and look out his window, his voice and face are still with me every day of my life. I still catch myself thinking, "Wait 'til I tell the Old Man about THIS" and then I remember that he's gone.

But I hear his voice inside my head all of the time. Lots of sayings like, "Anybody can get in trouble: it takes a good man to get out of it" or "It's a great life if you don't weaken, but even better if you do" (at heart, he was a dreamer).

"Stay strong"...one of Levon's favorite sayings.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 17:46:12 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley,NY
Web: My link

Subject: Loudon song agout his Dad

Jed, when my Dad passed many years ago. I played this song for months. I hope you don't mind if I pass it on to you. Music truly helps with the healing.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 17:15:24 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Sorry for your loss

Jed,sorry for your loss. It's sounds like you had a great Dad. He did good.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 17:12:40 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Jed

My deepest condolences.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 15:58:16 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Dad

My dad passed away this week. He was a master musician,musicologist,scholar and prolific author and university teacher. My love for music comes from Dad & Mom and my particular love for the originality of The Band makes perfect sense given who Dad was. I am going to a ramble in a few weeks....it's the most deeply spiritual place for us at this time in our lives. Have a peaceful journey Dad and know the legacy of your values will live in your two children and.....for Mom.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 15:56:09 CET 2011 from (24.108.131.161)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Pete and Geets

John D: Please do. I look forward to hearing those voices again. I'll be back in Toronto next month. We can meet up for coffee at Yonge and Eglinton.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 15:34:15 CET 2011 from (74.90.6.234)

Posted by:

Ray

Great videos from 87. I'm amazed actually. Jimmy is playing some outstanding guitar and I'm reminded of when I heard the boys on the Mountain Stage re-broadcast in the early 2000's. That was the 1st time I heard the 90's line up perform IMND and I was truly knocked out by Weegies guitar work... it's aggressive yet very in tune to the dynamics of the tune... differrent than RR's solo but fits the song all so well.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 13:22:32 CET 2011 from (69.253.214.48)

Posted by:

Peter M.

By the way, years ago I rented "The Band is Back" from Movies Unlimited several times. I finally asked them if it was rented out often. The store employee told me they only rented it out about 6-8 times a year, and, as half of those rentals were to me, so they sold it to me for a nominal price. I put the sound track on cassette, and wore out several tapes on many enjoyable road trips.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 13:16:55 CET 2011 from (69.253.214.48)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: everywhere

Subject: what a week in the Guestbook

Wonderful reconnecting with Geets Romo, whose "How to Speak Hip" was a late 60's staple on Philadelphia's WDAS, WXPN and WMMR,when it was rather new. Nice Twilight Zone references (my son put it in standard "DVR it" mode on our cable, so I have 4-6 fresh Zones a week). But the best part for me is a timely coincidence. Wednesday I was bemoaning the fact that I could not find an old VHS tape I had saved of Michelle Shocked, Garth, Sid, Paul Shaffer and Levon. Came home from an out of state zydeco show at dawn, checked the guestbook and...Holy shit, what synchronicity... Thanks SO much, Ari!!


Entered at Sat Dec 3 11:47:13 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Videos

Back when Jan had videos clips on this site there was one from somewhere during the very brief Manuel, Weider era, a pro shot, might have been Cabin Fever. Still waiting for that one to reappear. If anyone knows where that one came from, would love to hunt that down.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 08:25:20 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: 87 gigs

Wow, those 87 gig videos are pretty good. Better than the 83 videos I've seen. May be it's because there are less musicians on the stage and that gives Rick, Levon and Garth more of a chance to shine. Jim and Fred do a pretty good job as well.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 05:54:38 CET 2011 from (96.253.215.47)

Posted by:

Jaynie

Subject: Tokyo 1987 Videos

Thanks all! It was just dumb luck -- but when I came across those videos I felt they were too good not to share. I still get extremely excited when something new like this comes to light. It's a fantastic show! They all sound great and I agree that Jim Weider is pretty amazing! It appears that this show also contained some interview segments. Wouldn't it be fun to see those?

A big thanks to Tim for all his hard work assembling the list of Band shows and a special thanks to BEG -- I bow to your expertise! :-)


Entered at Sat Dec 3 03:51:39 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: New videos

Its all Jaynie... nice find. To me it still very much feels like The Band in 87, I didn't feel the same when the went with the final 6 man lineup.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 02:49:07 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Tokyo 1987

Terrific! Thanks to Jaynie, Tim and, as always, Angie.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 02:13:57 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John Donabie

Location: Toronto

Subject: Bil M & David Marsden Question

Regarding your comment of "where did David Marsden come in?" Well; when Larry Green resigned in the summer of '72 to go to GRT records. David was hired by the wonderful Bob Laine. I was doing 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. With Larry gone that left a hole in the 2-6 p.m. slot. David was given the choice of 2-6 p.m. or 10-2 a.m. Thankfully he wanted my shift. That put me into the 2-6 p.m. slot. I had just married that summer and that allowed me to have a normal life with the family. Thank you David!


Entered at Sat Dec 3 02:06:51 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John Donabie

Location: Toronto

Subject: JT / Peet and Geets Album

May I burn you a copy?


Entered at Sat Dec 3 02:05:14 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John Donabie

Location: Toronto

Subject: JT

Thank you so very much for your very kind and heartfelt comments sir. It means a great deal to me.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 01:31:38 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Thanks BEG...interesting.


Entered at Sat Dec 3 00:29:36 CET 2011 from (69.158.30.119)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oh No! I missed these shows of the Reformed Band's Reunion Tour 1984 as well. (22 songs)
Forgive me for being a little manic lately....Fnding Band links is like play for me. :-D

THE BAND IS BACK: 1983 Reunion Concert
LEVON HELM, RICK DANKO, GARTH HUDSON, RICHARD MANUEL

"The version from Canada, also released under the title Reunion Concert, is 87 minutes long with more songs and interviews. It's their first taped appearance since The Last Waltz.
Filmed in Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre at the final concert of the reunion tour of '83, with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Ernie Cate, Earl Cate, Ron Eoff and Terry Cagle.
The original 120 minute version of the concert was shown on a pay TV network in Canada, with no commercials. The interviews are longer and there is more music.
The four songs not included in the official video releases are "Voodoo", "You Don't Know Me", "Caldonia", and "Rock'n Roll Shoes".


Entered at Sat Dec 3 00:13:12 CET 2011 from (69.158.30.119)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One More...I'm taking the weekend off.
;-D
Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield
UVIC Centre Auditorium
Victoria BC
1980?


Entered at Sat Dec 3 00:04:35 CET 2011 from (69.158.30.119)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rick Danko - Blue River ( Live on Canadian TV )
From: RnRSue | Nov 5, 2011
With Colin Linden & Andy Robinson

Have a great weekend all!


Entered at Fri Dec 2 23:24:09 CET 2011 from (69.158.30.119)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you Jaynie for finding the link and Tim for posting the link of the Reformed Band in Tokyo 1987. Here are all the songs posted so far (10).


Entered at Fri Dec 2 23:19:33 CET 2011 from (96.54.171.63)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: John Donabie

I cannot let this discussion end from my viewpoint unless I extol the virtues of one John Donabie, a radio personality of the highest caliber. He had a delivery that was second to none and I consider him at the top of his field. Only David Pritchard could come close.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 23:16:10 CET 2011 from (96.54.171.63)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Toronto Radio

And yes, Bill M, I remember that Pete and Geets had an album out. I wish I had purchased it. I'm sure it would be very hard to find today.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 23:08:08 CET 2011 from (96.54.171.63)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Bill M: David Haydu. Yes. Now that you name all those characters, I remember them all. My favourite line from Geets Romo "I'm an engineer but I don't drive the train!" in his best Hungarian. They were just the best!


Entered at Fri Dec 2 21:25:05 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: "Blue Duck Fly To North Country"

JT: Still a nice song, if dated. Suitably political for the time, though not as explicitly about draft evasion as suggested by the title. (Note Peter Sarstedt in the follow-on links down the right margin.)


Entered at Fri Dec 2 20:49:18 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

JT: Yes indeed I do recall Peter the Griff, with and without the lovely Geets. AKA MacTavish MacRomo, AKA Ugandi Geets, AKA Warren Down (the traffic guy), AKA Phil Inn (the occasional dj - all really David Haydu, one of CHUM's engineers. Retired surprisingly recently, I believe. Did you know they even had an album out?

When I started listening the CHUM-FM roster included Griffin the AM, Tim Thomas, Larry Green in the earlier afternoon, John Donabie, David Pritchard late nights. I'm not sure where or when Dave Marsden fit in, but I have a pretty clear recollection of him interviewing Frank Zappa on air and Zappa was telling the true stories behind "Let's Paint The Water Black" from the "We're Only in it for the Money" album. One of those times when you laugh so hard you think you're going to die. I remember John D interviewing both Seals and Crofts, and another time Cheech and Chong, and Larry Green interviewing David Wiffen. And one of them interviewing James and the Good Brothers, who played live in the studio - those were the days! Oh yes, the first time I ever heard "The Stones I Throw" was when Larry Green played what I seem to recall being John D's personal copy.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 20:33:31 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Japan 1987

Perhaps the controlling question was not whether the group needed an additional guitarist, but rather, since the gigs paid a large enough amount, they could well afford to bring along their old friend.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 19:58:59 CET 2011 from (90.239.67.177)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: To future GB archeologists / Private life

Some interesting entries to future GB archeologists: Fri Dec 2 15:55:58 CET 2011, Fri Dec 2 15:34:25 CET 2011, Fri Dec 2 13:29:17 CET 2011

Thanks for information about Ilford in Manitoba and Essex. I consider to change sex instead of changing name. It makes us two cool chicks in this gb: Mrs ... sorry ... Miss Richardson and me.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 19:55:35 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Josn

Subject: 1987 videos

The 1987 Japan videos are terrific. I'd love to get that tape. Jorma also sat in on a couple of the songs. Everyone looked so good and sounded in top form


Entered at Fri Dec 2 19:51:59 CET 2011 from (96.54.171.63)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Radio in Toronto

Bill M: I recall "White Bird" (IABDay) and "Where Do You Go To, My Lovely (PStar) vividly. They both received a lot of airplay. The others - No. No recollection of Mott The Hoople song. Do you remember Geets Romo with Peter Griffin?


Entered at Fri Dec 2 19:10:20 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Tokyo 87

That's the best find in ages. It's way better than cassettes of that line-up I've heard. Jim Weider is also outstanding because he's doing his own parts … I'm sure by the 90s he was more inclined to replicating Robbie's parts. I agree, I can't see why they needed the extra guitar … fine as a four piece.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 18:45:31 CET 2011 from (68.164.5.32)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

I still can't quite figure out why Fred Carter was there as Jim Weider is covering the guitar beautifully. Again, Garth concentrates on piano. They could have used a third voice just for harmonies which is probably why Blondie showed up at a lot of these shows.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 18:35:08 CET 2011 from (98.111.30.122)

Posted by:

Jaynie

Subject: Band Gigs

Thanks, Tim! Isn't it amazing that stuff like this keeps turning up?


Entered at Fri Dec 2 18:28:33 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: Video's

Jaynie Nice find Some Rick, Richard Garth Blondie and Paul butterfield video's too. good stuff!


Entered at Fri Dec 2 17:49:04 CET 2011 from (98.111.29.244)

Posted by:

Jaynie

Subject: Band Gigs

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this one but a couple days ago someone posted seven videos on YouTube of a Band show from February 25, 1987 at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo, Japan. They appear to be from a television show or something like that. Great quality. Didn't see this one on the current Band Gig list. What's really interesting is that aside from Rick, Levon and Garth, this Band line-up includes Jim Weider and Fred Carter Jr. FYI -- the C.C. Rider video is the beginning of the show. Sorry, I don't know how to make a link on the GB.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 17:27:50 CET 2011 from (75.51.175.75)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Circles

So i'm streaming the entire run of "The Twilight Zone" of Netflicks and we get to episode five "Walking Distance." It's about this guy, put off by the then current "Rock and Roll" fifties, who takes a walk and finds he's back in his home town in the good old days. In fact, he finds HIMSELF, and wants to give himself a message of "savior these great times", but not surprisingly his kid self is weirded out by the whole thing. His kid self runs to a fair and jumps on a carousel. The grown guy follows him and problems result. It looks just like the "Strangers on a Train" carousel. My point is, Joni Mitchell's got SOME STONES calling Bob Dylan a plagiarist when She made her bones ripping off third rate Rod Serling!


Entered at Fri Dec 2 16:16:26 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

JT: The only one I can think of is a book on the CHUM story by one of the DJs of the late '50s and early '60s. It came out 10 or 15 years ago, and turns up from time to time in used-book stores. I didn't start listening to CHUM-AM (or anyone else) until the end of '68, moved to the more adventurous CKFH-AM in '70 (which is where I first encountered John Donabie) and then to CHUM-FM around '72 (coincidentally just as John D made the same switch). I recall a few of the great FM 'hits' that I encountered at the time: "Blue Duck Fly To North Country" by Sam Signaoff, "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day, "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" by Al Stewart, "She's Good to Me" by Forever More, "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?" by Peter Sarstedt, "Streets Of London" by Ralph McTell. There was another one that I liked but haven't heard since - something by Mott the Hoople that went "but you're too fucking slow". Don't even know the title or album. Do these ring any bells?


Entered at Fri Dec 2 16:12:19 CET 2011 from (206.47.33.101)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Grand Bend Ontario 1960s picture of the Imperial Hotel where I worked as a bouncer with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks on stage for the summer with THE David Foster on piano, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson, We partied at "The House of the Rising Sun" which I shared with Jimmy Reader of "The Satellites", Joseph (Bud) Leonard, Louis Worsely (The Chef), Jerry St. Dennis, Barry Graves and Donna Smith-Exner.........The Imperial is now Cocos %26 is owned by my buddy Mick Rappaport."

Thank you very much Mike H!


Entered at Fri Dec 2 15:58:55 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

BEG & Bill - Nice info & links - thanks. Link above for BEG.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 15:55:58 CET 2011 from (206.47.33.101)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Bill M. I didn't think it was the GB's RP for many reasons. Many thanks for letting us know about the other Richard Patterson.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 15:44:27 CET 2011 from (24.108.131.161)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Toronto Radio

Bill M: Are there any books written to document the evolution of Toronto radio (CKEY, CKFH, CHUM-FM, CFNY etc) ? There were personalities (Duff Roman, Al Boliska, Jungle Jay Nelson, Peter Griffin and Geets Romo, the fabulous David Pritchard, David Marsden) who stood out for a variety of reasons. My popular musical education during my teens arose from these people. As I noted in a previous submission, I first heard Santana and many others on CHUM-FM when no one else on local radio was playing them. It was a wonderful period in radio.


Entered at Fri Dec 2 15:34:25 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: a different Richard Patterson

BEG: That's not the GB's Richard Patterson. The Richard Patterson in the photo was an Ottawa drummer (and much more, including a friend of 30+ years) who died in April. You will have seen him at the show where Garth played behind the musical reuntion of Greg Quill and Kerryn Tolhurst some years ago. The link above is to a 1969 photo that shows Richard and the same Colleen Peterson on either side of a young Bruce Cockburn, when they were all in Three's A Crowd with David Wiffen (far left) and bassist Dennis Pendrith. Colleen was later a charter member of Sylvia Tyson's group Quartette, and appeared on their first CD before passing away. (Levon's the only one in the photo who's still above ground.)

There's at least one video clip of the reunion, with Garth on piano and accordion. Google "greg quill country radio garth hudson".

S.M.: Have you heard Quartette's version of "Song For A Winter's Night", which appears (without Colleen Peterson) on "Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot". That wonderful CD also includes BARK's rousing rendition of "Summer Side of Life" along with Lightfoot covers by the likes of Cowboy Junkies, Tragically Hip, Cockburn, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, Maria Muldaur, Murray McLauchlan, Harry Manx ...


Entered at Fri Dec 2 13:32:13 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.207)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For Brien Szzz: Photo Gallery: Occupy Toronto
by Chris Little and Carmen Cheung


Entered at Fri Dec 2 13:29:17 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.207)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon, Colleen Peterson, Rick and...the GB's Richard Patterson?


Entered at Fri Dec 2 13:25:29 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.207)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Middle-Aged-Man Music: A Love Story
BY ALIX MACLEAN – MARCH 30, 2011


Entered at Thu Dec 1 23:39:22 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Beaming?

There seems to be a disruption in the space time continuum here that I find too dizzy to deal with. Much too much time elapses from point of entry to point of appearance- my molecules don't know if they are coming or going!


Entered at Thu Dec 1 23:08:06 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: ???

The magical mingling of music and math!


Entered at Thu Dec 1 22:53:43 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Magic

And I hear it every time I hear Sarah Mclachlan sing " Song For A Winter's Night".


Entered at Thu Dec 1 22:47:26 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M..

Subject: Magic

I know nothing about music, but I know magic when I see it.

I see it every time I watch " It Makes No Difference" in "The Last Waltz".


Entered at Thu Dec 1 21:47:28 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Septuagenarian senility?

Cannot believe Gordon Lightfoot did not mention Sarah McLachlan's cover of " Song for A Winter's Night".

So soul thrillingly lovely!

If I had written that song I would have given her my first born plus all my royalties!


Entered at Thu Dec 1 21:37:57 CET 2011 from (216.165.95.64)

Posted by:

ari

Web: My link

Subject: Letterman

I dont know if anybody has seen this but I think this is so cool. This is a David Letterman show from the early 90s with Levon and Garth on mandolin and accordion as part of Paul Shaffer's band. Michelle Shocked was the guest and she must have brought along Levon and Garth for her Arkansas Traveler album. Paul must have seen this and suggested they just sit in the entire show. The best thing about this (but also kind of a tease) is at 14:20 when they all break into a live version of To Kingdom Come to segue way into a commercial break. Unfortunately we just hear the beginning and the end of the song but I still think it's pretty cool.


Entered at Thu Dec 1 20:40:32 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: toasts, no jam

Pre-concert publicity profile of G. Lightfoot.
Final paragraph discusses Gord's TLW participation.


Entered at Thu Dec 1 19:07:07 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: Classic Albums Live The Last Waltz

I Shall be Released


Entered at Thu Dec 1 15:54:53 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Grammy Nominations

Here are the other nominations in the Americana category with Levon:

EMOTIONAL JUKEBOX -- Linda Chorney
PULL UP SOME DUST AND SIT DOWN -- Ry Cooder
HARD BARGAIN -- Emmylou Harris
BLESSED -- Lucinda Williams

It's interesting to note that various members of the Allman Brothers Band dominate in the category for Best Blues Album:
LOW COUNTRY BLUES -- Gregg Allman
ROADSIDE ATTRACTION -- Marcia Ball
MAN IN MOTION -- Warren Haynes
THE REFLECTION -- Keb Mo
REVELATOR -- Tedeschi Trucks Band


Entered at Thu Dec 1 13:32:01 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon and actor Sissy Spacek at a special edition of the Midnight Special - China Doll


Entered at Thu Dec 1 13:11:39 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Woodstock's Levon Helm was nominated for Best Americana Album for "Ramble at the Ryman." It is the second album Helm has had nominated in this category. "Electric Dirt," released in 2009, won the category's inaugural award in 2010. That album was the follow-up to his 2007 comeback album, "Dirt Farmer," which earned the 2008 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album."


Entered at Thu Dec 1 12:57:30 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson, Cloud and Ruby


Entered at Thu Dec 1 12:53:32 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson Keys


Entered at Thu Dec 1 09:50:20 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sticky Soul Fingers / 50 Best of 2011

Thanks, Jeff. I hadn't heard of Naomi Shelton or Lee Fields, but Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have been on my "automatic buy" list since their work with Amy Winehouse. I had a look and I think the three mentioned are the only Dap-Tone tracks on there, but the credits are tiny. I'll follow up on Naomi Shelton. My son lives in Brooklyn, near Fort Greene Park. I had to Google this morning to check out where Bushwick was.

Mojo's "Fifty Best Albums" of the year (in the same issue) was depressing. I've got only six of them, and one of them, Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow, I only got a couple of days ago and have played just the once. It's a crap list in fact. They include the latest Glen Campbell, which may be touching, but is not "great" and the Booker T. Jones recent one which I found terminally boring. They miss out some truly great albums. No Robbie!

Check out The Unthanks new one … "The Songs of Robert Wyatt & Anthony & The Johnsons" … I got it yesterday. It's live with no dubbing and is sublime.


Entered at Thu Dec 1 06:39:28 CET 2011 from (66.183.41.164)

Posted by:

eric kaipainen

Location: just dropped in
Web: My link

Subject: hardy hello

hi Paul and Eadie... Been for ever, Billy Hiltons' Memorial ... kept your address you gave me and finally zonk here i am. had no idea of your endevour and its complexities, i noticed no Freddie Mc Nulty or Brian Pawley but i am kind of blind don't see it all a lot of the time let alone getting mature good old Victor Mature, anyway hope everthing is well and your bliss aint no miss, I'll try and drop by on occasion send me an email and there is always facebook. are you playing at all,writing , recording...? best regards...rick


Entered at Thu Dec 1 02:11:59 CET 2011 from (99.243.62.197)

Posted by:

Mickeyrass

Location: Toronto, Canada
Web: My link

Subject: (Not so) New Mix of The Shape I'm In

Thanks for the response David P. It's not the Rock of Ages version i heard. I've got that and have heard it a thousand times. Somebody else also suggested that it could be the 1994 released Gold CD of Stage Fright that I heard. I've got a feeling that that's the one. Now it's time to hunt a copy down.


Entered at Thu Dec 1 01:58:14 CET 2011 from (99.89.226.221)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Peter: Naomi Shelton,Lee Fields, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are all on Dap Tone Records. Dap Tone is in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, they moved in when it was still nothing but rough. Now it is rough,but toney rough. You can still get killed there more quickly and easily than most places, but now it's a higher rent district with a lot of young people and a good amount of wealthy folk moving in steadily.. Chances are the bass player of whom you sopeak is Gabriel Roth.Dap Tone is owned by Roth and saxaphonist Neal Sugarman, both members of the Dap Kings.Roth uses a stage name as a bassist, right now it escapes me.But one of the dap king guitar players goes by the name of binky Griptight.I can't recall his real name at the moment. Naomi shelton been around forever, very under the radar except in the rough parts of Brooklyn and to unusually dedicated gospel fans..Roth knows his shit.Dap tone records analogue, he is a damn good producer, one of these guys who seemingly never stops working. he writes most, if not all, of sharonjones / dap kings original material too.


Entered at Thu Dec 1 01:29:03 CET 2011 from (109.249.249.47)

Posted by:

Dr Z

Web: My link

Subject: I love that old time rock and roll…

I love that old time rock and roll… Very refreshing site. Really glad I stumbled across it!


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