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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

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Entered at Thu Feb 23 09:18:47 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Subject: Garth's New World on Largo

Peter, thanks for reminding me of Garth & Largo, which really is crossover. As much as I love Garth, I don't play this one very often, save the electrifying Gimme a Stone. Great tune that has nothing to do with Dvořák, all the more with Levon.

Absalom, Absalom, Would I die for you my son...


Entered at Thu Feb 23 06:29:32 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

JQ: Thanks for the link to Little Village. Hearing Lowe brought my favourite of his songs to mind - "The Rose Of England" at youtube.com/watch?v=AwGlzpTWwWo

Which always takes me to Rodney Crowell's "The One About England" - youtube.com/watch?v=yvqffTuqsxI

Which always takes me to this one by Sparks, another group with ties to Woodstock NY.


Entered at Thu Feb 23 03:58:54 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Freddie McNulty

Was just going back over the pictures in Robbie's book and I noticed that in one of the pics of Levon and Robbie practicing, Robbie says the picture on the wall behind Levon is a portrait of Freddie McNulty. I sure would like to know the story behind who painted it. For those of you who never followed the boys in their Hawks days you probably won't get it. Freddie was this incredibly lovable, sort of mentally challenged character with a love for the Hawks music beyond belief. He was from Wilson Heights in Toronto, think Crang Plaza, and from all I've read and heard when Levon met him he took him under his wing. I think I read here a bunch of years ago, that one time when Levon was in Toronto in the eighties, him and John D went looking for Freddie but he had passed. Sad.


Entered at Thu Feb 23 03:48:50 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: History

Watching what unfolds daily, I'm reminded of Lord Tennison. People will follow blindly with little understanding......even today.

Theirs is not to reason why, theirs is but to do and die,

Into the valley of death, rode the six hundred.

Incredible how people will blindly follow a man without understanding.

Thank you Dunc! Don't know if you have ever seen, if not just search on Youtube. "The California Raisins". All the tunes are from Motown and it is still a wonderful experience to watch the magic that these video people can do putting this music to the animation of "The Raisins". It's wonderful. "The Raisins in a Boat" is a great one to watch.


Entered at Thu Feb 23 02:59:11 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Since Amazing Blondel's gorgeously placid "England" CD's been stuck in my car player for the past few days, I thought I'd share the peace. I see it as Ye Olde England's 1972 big green answer to Ye Olde Bande's 1969 big brown America - a return to the roots. For 20+ years I kept a second copy of the LP against the day that the first one became unplayable.


Entered at Thu Feb 23 02:36:31 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Web: My link

Subject: Little Village concert 1992

I hadn't heard this previously. It's great sound quality, 2 hours. One of my all time favorite outfits -


Entered at Wed Feb 22 19:31:50 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: It's difficult to know exactly what Townshend meant. My guess is that he counted himself as two separate geniuses, and pegged Entwistle as the third, but maybe Moon, or maybe even Daltry. Precedent for the latter comes from John Phillips' "Creeque Alley":

Zal said to Denny, "You know there aren't many
Who can sing a sing the way that you do"
And Denny said, "Golly Zally, don't you think that I wish
I could play guitar like you? - let's go south"


Entered at Wed Feb 22 18:08:42 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Ambulance Blues

Neil Young has a bunch of perfect records with ON The Beach being one of them. I've been listening to Ambulance Blues a lot lately. Who could have imagined all these years later we'd have another president who fits to a tee the words Mr Young wrote about Richard Nixon.

I never knew a man

could tell so many lies

He had a different story

for every set of eyes

How can he remember

who he's talking to?

Cause I know it ain't me,

and hope it isn't you.



Entered at Wed Feb 22 17:34:30 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

The Left Banke version was the original and a great deal more popular on the charts in the New York area. To this day when the song is played on oldies radio you're bound to hear the Left Banke version. I always felt The Four Tops was the big city version and the Left Banke the dreamy small town version. Another great song The Four Tops share is If I Were A Carpenter. Both their version and Bobby Darrin's version are pure magic.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 11:23:51 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That's true, Rockin Chair. I had never thought of the tambourine as an important instrument, until I saw the Funk Brothers' documentary. A;lways used to think of it as the instrument for the mate in the band, who couldn't play anything.

When I read Pete Townshend's autobiography, there's a part, which says it must have been difficult for Roger Daltrey working with three geniuses.Playing My Generation, the album just now.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 10:37:04 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Classical Garth

We were playing "Garth's Largo" last night (from the "Largo" CD) another Garth take on a classic, the New World Symphony. We went to an elderly neighbour's funeral last week, and they played "Going Home" by the Libera Boys Choir … another take on Dvorak, and so sublime that we downloaded it. We played the two back to back.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 10:10:35 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

I don't see Garth's wonderful improvisations on Bach's organ music as "crossover". He is a class on his own.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 01:14:00 CET 2017 from (72.143.198.122)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ragtime: Re the Band and classical music, there's also the part of "Testimony" where the guys are wondering how to start "Chest Fever" and Robbie has himself suggesting to Garth that Bach's "Toccatta And Fugue In D Minor" (or whatever) would be just the ticket. (BTW NYC I knew.)


Entered at Wed Feb 22 01:04:17 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Moon on Happy Jack

That might have been the out front drums I was thinking about..


Entered at Wed Feb 22 01:00:24 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Who here

Bill M and Bassman - I think there must be a misunderstanding as the earliest Who stuff was huge here. Tommy may have been an entry point into a new era with the long tracks on Live At Leeds as a bridge into that, but the early singles got loads of play. In SoCal at least. I recall first hearing Magic Bus as a teen and thinking: Now that's how drums ought to always sound on a record!


Entered at Wed Feb 22 00:52:59 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Subject: Left Banke

Bill M, you seem to assume that The Left Banke were from the UK, but they were from NYC.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 00:42:27 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Motown Sound

You guys are forgetting to mention, without the "Funk Brothers" behind them a lot of that stuff would never have become what it did.

When a lot of those Southern Blues men from all over the south found each other in the Motor Town because they all went there looking for work, they made that Motown Sound.


Entered at Wed Feb 22 00:41:41 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Tomorrow I expect "The Motown Eps Vol 2" - 7 replica Eps from 1965.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 23:56:18 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Subject: Motown

I'd like to add that The Four Tops had many hits in the Netherlands, including Walk Away Renee, and that The Left Banke had none...

Of course I have always loved Smokey, and Martha, and Stevie, and Marvin, and Wanda (especially her), and the Tops and Temps, even Diana (a bit) when she was young... and I'm still crying for Tammi... but really... they should do their own stuff, and avoid covers like Carpenter or Renee...

And, as a classical buff I admire the refined subtlety of Pretty Ballerina, the precious girl who (musically spoken) only found her equal in that poor lady Eleanor Rigby...

At the very same time I'm relieved that The Band never tried their hand on semi-classical crossover stuff (before someone asks : apart from the Last Waltz theme) and that Robertson's Penderecki project was called off in time...


Entered at Tue Feb 21 23:44:49 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

Subject: male pattern neediness

Peter V / Ragtime: I really can't see a guy who sappily referred to his Renee as Sugarpie Honeybunch reacting to her walking away with an eff-you shrug. No, Levi would have done the usual and padded along after her, pleading. He was certainly not unidimensional - witness his subsequent success as a singing plant in "Little Shop of Horrors".

bassmanlee / Dunc: I'm amazed that the pre-Tommy Who weren't known in the States. Up here, "I Can See For Miles", "Happy Jack", "My Generation" and "Can't Explain" all went to #1, and others did well - right up to and including "Magic Bus". "The Seeker" was the first flop in a long time, I believe, but even it did okay on Toronto's second pop station CKFH (in the days of Duff Roman and John D). I agree, Dunc, that the bass and drums were a gift; I credit the producer(s) with often installing bass riffs or drum solos where a guitar solo would usually be, even on a number of those hits.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 23:39:57 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Reach Out I'll Be There is easily my first Four Tops choice. Then It's The same Old Song, I Can't Help Myself, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (better than The Band's cover), Baby I Need Your loving… Walk Away Renee next.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 23:37:33 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I saw The Who in Le Disques A Go Go, a cellar with maybe 200? But fire capacity would be way less. Then at Hull in a 900 capacity refectory hall (but we hadn't heard of fire regulations in those days, so probably more). Keith Moon was dating his first wife (from Bournemouth) and they had a table with a minder at the next one.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 23:22:21 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

It's those early singles I like the best, Bassman. A drummer and bass player's gifts. I was thinking Substitute, I Can See for Miles, I'm A Boy, Happy Jack or Pictures of Lily Really like the bass playing on them, but if the crowd don't know them, no point.

'Let's Hang On' and 'Do you Believe in Magic?' are great songs too, but the latter wouldn't be a success here, not a hit.

Up there in concerts I have seen was the Who at their peak in a concret hall with capacity of 3000 with 4000 in it. Would never happen now.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 22:13:43 CET 2017 from (72.78.140.180)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Who

Dunc, early Who did not click for me, not much exposure over here, and no, we don't do any Who songs, not sure why. Of course singing My Generation as sixty-year olds would not do. Maybe Can't Explain would work. I think Who's Next was the record that really broke The 'Ooo in the States, although Live At Leeds got some, and of course Tommy did get considerable traction. I think many Yanks didn't get it. The movie was more about the story and guest stars than the band itself...Elton, Tina, et al.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 22:00:39 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Surely Holland was a Motown country too. But as much as I liked Levi and The 3 Tops, I didn't like them to sing any other than HDH stuff, even if they sometimes sounded like the same old song. So Bernadette it is, not Renee... Admittedly their Renee sounded a lot more powerful than when The left Banke did it, but still... So I'm sorry, I can't help myself, but I prefer the Tops to stick with their Sugarbunch Honeypie and The Left Banke to my tender Pretty Ballerina...


Entered at Tue Feb 21 21:54:43 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Peter, I know the review of Sly well. It's the worst concert that you have reviewed in my time here. But I got the feeling that you drove home sad rather than mad. Sly comes across as pathetic and exploited. I probably used the review to explain why he had passed me by in the past. Also timing - the album becomes important to me in 1971.

The Keith Moon story angers me. I hate when stars exploit their power.

But my album collection is full of artists who change due to fame, drugs and alcohol.

Incidentally, I couldn't agree more with your review of SS GB. Poor sound spoiled it for us totally. If you look at the BBC news website, many have complained. We just couldn't work out why it happened. I like this time too - we sit and have a bottle of wine, and there has been a lot of good drama over the years. (others scroll past)


Entered at Tue Feb 21 19:30:35 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Sly Stone

The link is to my 2007 review of Sly Stone, one of the two worst live shows I've ever seen. Ho hum. It still doesn't detract from his great music in 1968 to 1972, just as the fact that Keith Moon was deeply unpleasant person detract from the power of The Who. I meant LOONER not LONER.

The other worst show was Principal Edwards Magic Theatre,

Why The Lefte Banke in Holland but FourTops in the UK? No idea, but Britain was always a Motown market.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 19:25:23 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunc, people were afraid of Keith Moon because he had a minder, and if someone offended him, as I observed one day, the minder held the guy's arms behind his back while loveable loner Keith smacked him around very hard. The offence was putting a Who song on the jukebox. Keith said "Don't do that again." And the guy did. If you'd seen the minder, you wouldn't have intervened.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 18:07:17 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: what a difference a strait makes!

Ragtime: Sorry - it was not my intention to offend your tender sensibilities. I find it fascinating that you, on the mainland side of the English Channel, fell in love the Left Banke's minor hit, while Peter V (and all his musical friends on the big island) wasn't even aware of Left Bank's earlier, bigger hit. If the ballerina in question is still in your life, you might ask her if she would have preferred to be likened to a flamingo.

The link is to "Pretty Ballerina", with high-class fiddling by father Harry and his chums. They didn't call this 'baroque-rock' for nothing. By the way, one of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler's very first appearances on record was doing BGVs on a Left Banke record - don't know which.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 16:34:08 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: My name is Bill and I'm a headcase

Just finished two hours of lego...now free.

Thanks, Wallsend. May be me. A work colleague gave me a listen to a solo Gerry Garcia album and I enjoyed it.

Enjoyed that, Peter. I think I went off Sly when Melody Maker reported that he was being mean to his fans at a concert back in the day. I can't remember. Anybody remember this?

It's a great song, Bassmanlee, but in Britain it belongs to the Tops. Do you do any Who numbers? When I was going through my British sixties, I loved the drumming and bass playing. Great opportunities for you in the Who earlier material, Lee. Playing the hits just now and loving them. Happy Jack would be good. Love the bass playing finish to the song.

Thanks Bill M. Played 'Kings of Love' yesterday. Really enjoy their version of 'Don't Want To Know'.

Peter in your tribute to John Wetton, you mentioned that people were afraid of Keith Moon. Was this because he was a wild child and had no brakes?


Entered at Tue Feb 21 15:27:26 CET 2017 from (72.78.140.180)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Larry Coryell

Saw Larry Coryell once, sometime in the mid Seventies(?) in a tiny bar in, I believe, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Why and how he was playing there I have no idea, as I don't think they had very much live music there. Larry was playing solo, no band, but with an electric guitar, a Les Paul as I remember. Seated for most of his set, at one point, during an impassioned solo, he stood and promptly stomped on the guitar cord and unplugged it. "Whoops!" he said, and laughed. He quickly reconnected it and continued with the solo.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 12:35:51 CET 2017 from (83.68.10.60)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low countries

Subject: Left Banke

Pretty Ballerina uninspiring? Watch it buddy... one of my all time favorites.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 11:03:51 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Location: The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same

We did Walk Away Renee a few years ago – leading me to buy The Left Banke CD. It really is a case of first exposure with so many songs. We were doing our annual music quiz with different versions of songs in short extracts, and a dozen of my British contemporaries summed up the Left Banke as “weedy” “sad” “dire.” And not one of them had ever heard it before, but all knew The Four Tops backwards. I can see its virtues, and that if you got their (very) soft rock version first, Levi would be raucous and overwrought, but take it the other way, and Levi Stubbs defined it, and it’s “Take No Prisoners.”

And it fits the lyrics as Levi bellows “You won’t see me follow you back home” while you feel The Left Banke would be trailing after Renee, squeaking, “Don’t go, Renee, I’m ever so sorry, I didn’t mean it, PLEASE Renee.”


Entered at Tue Feb 21 07:53:01 CET 2017 from (85.164.127.169)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Levon Helm memorial fundraiser

See link above, video from Arkansas with Amy Helm and old friends of Levon.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 03:08:40 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I should have added that I love everything on your list aside from PF - and that I appreciate you and Dunc sticking with "Everyday People", which is not just a great song - it's a terribly important one.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 03:04:33 CET 2017 from (173.3.48.112)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Look Towards A Dream

The link is to a album by Arnie Lawrence, with Larry Coryell on it. Chico Hamilton's The Dealer was the first album that Arnie & Larry both played on. In the words of Erik Lawrence (Levon Helm Band) , this was sort of a companion album of sorts..


Entered at Tue Feb 21 02:24:23 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Here's a link to the closest thing I have to a Larry Coryell record, Everything is Everything's "Witchi Tai To", a minor hit from 1969. I don't believe Coryell's even on it, but E is E was a spin-off from his earlier group, the Free Spirits and included both saxist Jim Pepper, who wrote and (I believe) sang this (and did an extended version on his own first album) and bassist Chris Hills (who wrote the b-side) from the earlier group. I've clung to this 45 for close to 45 years, I guess.


Entered at Tue Feb 21 01:32:36 CET 2017 from (67.70.148.118)

Posted by:

Bill M

Much as I love Levi Stubbs's voice, I'll have to stick with the Left Banke original. Perhaps it's again a case of it being the only version I knew at an impressionable age, or maybe it was a case of Levi being just too overwrought that time out. In any case, even Left Banke's unispiring follow-up, "Pretty Ballerina", trumps "Pretty Flamingo" hands down (even with Jack Bruce doing BGVs).

Band-link for trivia buffs: Left Banke leader Michael Brown, who co-wrote and sang the song, was the son of Harry Lookofsky, who plays fiddle on Bobby Charles's Woodstock album (co-produced by Rick Danko).


Entered at Mon Feb 20 23:52:51 CET 2017 from (173.3.48.112)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Larry Coryell has died.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 23:41:30 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Check out Jimmy LaFave doing Walk Away Renee. Very different feel.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 23:13:30 CET 2017 from (107.211.249.187)

Posted by:

Paul

Location: Chicago
Web: My link

Another good rendition of Walk Away Renee, from Southside Johnny in 1992. The whistling bit that Otis Redding does to lead out Dock of the Bay also lays really well on a harmonica, cross position -- it's tough to whistle through a microphone over a band. ;)


Entered at Mon Feb 20 17:01:16 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

That is indeed a great bass part on Everyday People, and the other thing is that it is a group performance … everyone in the band gets a vocal bit.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 16:13:10 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Out of Time

Jagger produced Chris Farlowe's version (LINKED MIMING), which came out as the single, and the Stones did it as an LP track. Apparently, the later shorter Stones version has the same backing track as Farlowe's version, though the longer first version differs. Art Greenslade did the arrangements, and claimed that it was one of the earliest "line at a time" vocal recordings. Mick & Keef did the backing vocals. According to Wiki, Big Jim Sullivan and Joe Moretti played electric guitars, with Jimmy Page and Albert Lee on acoustic guitars, and Andy White on drums.

Farlowe's version was a UK #1 so sets it in the mind. I've seen him do it live several times … the best was with Van Morrison's band backing him.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 16:05:11 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Everyday People

"Everyday People" is the most compelling argument ever that it's not important how MANY notes you play, it's HOW you play them. Listen to the bass part. Genius.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 15:36:12 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Lists

It was many years of loving Walk Away Renee before I even heard of the Left Banke version … which I heard of here. The Four Tops s a UK #3 hit, and when you’ve heard Levi Stubbs first, there is no competition.

I’d agree that American Beauty is the first Grateful Dead album I’d recommend. Uncle John’s Band is my all time favourite GD track, and like Casey Jones comes from Workingman’s Dead, but as a whole album, I’d go for American Beauty.

Dunc, try Ev’ryday People … (LINKED) … it isn’t really like the Family Affair era stuff at all.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 14:12:37 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Renee

Dunc,

Nice list! Never heard the Four Tops doing Walk Away Renee. Over here it was one-hit wonders the Left Banke. Could be one for the band if anyone of us can hit the high notes. Nice harmonies there. We already do Dock of the Bay, despite the fact that none of us can whistle.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 11:44:47 CET 2017 from (114.75.203.34)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I always thought American Beauty was better than Workingman's Dead although there are a few tunes on that album I like.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 11:16:14 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Collections

I'm surprised that you have every single I mentioned apart from one on vinyl, Peter.

A big miss from my list was one of Stevie Wonder's sixties hits would be needed and the Temptations' Just My Imagination.

On your list I play 15 of the tracks (all on cd), but had never heard of Jefferson Airplane at the time, I have the Stones doing Out of Time and have seen Chris Farlowe sing it live, but don't have his version, I like PP Arnold of the little I know, but don't have that any of her material. I couldn't take to Sly and the Family Stone. Because of the GB, I bought working Man's Dead, but thought it was only ok. This is probably unfair to judge a band on one album, because I really like Gerry Garcia's version of TNTDODD.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 10:22:40 CET 2017 from (173.3.48.112)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: RR committed treason against the U.S.

Apparently Twitler did behave like a traditional Republican Presidential candidate. See the link.


Entered at Mon Feb 20 06:49:14 CET 2017 from (116.74.88.149)

Posted by:

sam

Web: My link

great stuff


Entered at Mon Feb 20 02:14:31 CET 2017 from (114.75.203.34)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Springsteen played a concert near where I live the other day. I didn't go because I thought it was too expensive. Anyway, it rained a lot so they started with Who'll Stop the Rain. Sounds pretty good.


Entered at Sun Feb 19 19:03:17 CET 2017 from (88.91.154.148)

Posted by:

Dag

Location: over here
Web: My link

Subject: Pasadena 1970

I was looking through California newspapers from 1969 at newspapers.com, trying to find an exact date for the 'Pasadena 1969' tape but couldn't find anything. Could it be that the recording is from the afternoon or evening show in Pasadena on January 24, 1970? (see the link for the LA Times review)


Entered at Sun Feb 19 16:16:41 CET 2017 from (24.114.70.214)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ian W: Sorry. I should've thanked you rather than Wallsend.


Entered at Sun Feb 19 13:47:56 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Brahms & Lists: Another 20

All on 45 here:

The Weight- The Band

Strawberry Fields Forever- The Beatles

A Whiter Shade of Pale- Procul Harum

Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

Ev’ryday People- Sly & The Family Stone

First Cut Is The Deepest – P.P. Arnold

Eight Miles High – The Byrds

I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye

White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane

Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones

Out of Time – Chris Farlowe

Pretty Flamingo- Manfred Man

Keep On Running – Spencer Davis Group

California Dreamin’ – Mamas & The Papas

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

Uncle John’s Band – The Grateful Dead

Goin’ Back – Dusty Springfield

Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

Fakin’ It – Simon & Garfunkel



Entered at Sun Feb 19 13:36:39 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunc, just checked through and the only 45 I don't have in your list is The Marvellettes "When You're Young And In Love" … but I have it on LP and CD. I'll have to add "More essential late 60s 45s."


Entered at Sun Feb 19 12:34:51 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: oops

Oops. My Kim and Marvin selection is 'It Takes Two'. I've linked it to make you feel good today.


Entered at Sun Feb 19 12:24:09 CET 2017 from (86.171.129.19)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: American 60s greats

Still really enjoying the Cd collection. Just spent a couple of months playing through the American Cds. I never got into the Band until the 70s, apart from Rag Mama Rag, which I owned as a single. These were the great American songs that I bought in the sixties. No rock snobbery here and diverse. Some great acts missing, but there's a limit to what you can buy.

The Band - Rag, Mama Rag, had never heard of The Weight, which never broke into the top twenty...and yes i know four fifths were Canadians.

Righteous Brothers - Lost That Loving Feeling, huge hit over here.

Simon and Garfunkle - Mrs Robinson, began to worry about the girlfriend's mum.

Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay, this was the song that took me into Bob, and how did these lyrics get played on the BBC at this time.

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer, never knew this was Soul at the time.

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue - still love this song and smile every time it is played.

Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston, still love and play the Marvin Gaye duets.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - The Onion Song, too soon gone.

The Four Tops - Walk Away Renee, four great voices, brilliant production.

The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man,young when I bought it and never had heard of Bob at this time, beginning of a life long affection for The Byrds.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, lucky to heve seen John Fogerty in concert.

Dionne Warwick - I Say A little Prayer, really enjoy the music of Burt Baccharach.

The Box Tops - The Letter, still play the best of the Box Tops regularly.

The Beach Boys - God Only knows, it's a cliche now, but the phrase 'one of the really great songs' is always said about this song.

Canned Heat - Goin Up The Country -chose this above another two great songs.

Roger Miller - King Of The Road, everybody in Scotland loves this song.

Four Seasons - Let's hang On, who doesn't like the Jersey boys.

Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream - play their greatest his all the time. Do You Believe In Magic? is the favourite now, but it wasn't a hit over here.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Tracks Of My Tears, just beat Tears of A Clwn, two outstanding tracks.

The Marvellettes - When You're Young And In love, the hairs on the back of my neck still rise when I hear this.

Otis Redding - Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay, outstanding and a little unusual, bought when Tamla dominated soul up here.

Scott McKenzie -San Francisco, wanted to go there - something to do with the girls' long hair and headbands.

So these would all do me on a desert island. Never had an album in the house at the time. All bought for 6/8 as singles. Still play them now on Cd.


Entered at Sun Feb 19 05:26:39 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Location: Ronnie Hawkins

I'm with Westcoaster on Ronnie Hawkins, at least in recordings. I never saw him perform and from everything I've read and understood live performing was his great strength. The musical arrangements of his Bo Diddley covers were their strength I thought, not so much his singing part, same with The Last Waltz job - especially compared to Bo. Is this sacrilege here?

Does anybody know how Jan H's son did at the Grammys?


Entered at Sun Feb 19 02:56:22 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: What was it???

BILL!!!!! What have you been drinkin'?.......or smokin' boy. Read yer last post again.

"Home from the Forest"..... never liked the way Hawkins did that song, but then I've never been much of a Ronnie Hawkins fan anyway.

I sang that song for many years.....many of Gord's songs actually.


Entered at Sun Feb 19 02:15:55 CET 2017 from (24.114.70.214)

Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: thanks the the broadside quote. It explains the puzzling early draft of one of Gord's big songs (which Ronnie soon took to the top of the local charts:

"His eyes were red, his hopes were dead
And the wine was running low
As that Ochs man stumbled home from the forest"


Entered at Sat Feb 18 19:47:54 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot and Phil Ochs

The 15 July 1965 issue of New York's BROADSIDE ('The National Topical Song Magazine') contained an article by Phil Ochs entitled, "The Ballad of Gordon Lightfoot". The opening paragraph went as follows:

"There I was in Canada, stoned out of my mind at 5:00 in the morning, swapping songs, jokes and bottles with Ronnie Hawkins, the Arkansas rock 'n roll singer who runs an out of sight bar in Toronto, and Gordon Lightfoot, who is the Canadian Hank Williams".


Entered at Sat Feb 18 00:55:54 CET 2017 from (24.114.53.215)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Sweden's biggest band

NWC: So that's what ABBA's aged into! Very sobering no matter what, but please don't tell me the bearded one is one of the 'girls'.


Entered at Sat Feb 18 00:31:09 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Tenn, I think those "Cash" T-shirts mean "Cash only - no credit cards" though I'm not sure what business the wearers are in.


Entered at Fri Feb 17 20:32:19 CET 2017 from (66.87.153.145)

Posted by:

BWNWITenn

There's a new country band that just signed with Sony Nashville named Levon. Named after, according to them, both Mr. Helm and the Elton John song (it's already not looking encouraging). I have not heard their music, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. It's become de rigueur for country artists to name check legendary, iconic musicians as some sort of attempt at proving authenticity, despite the fact that their own music almost never bears any resemblance to that of said icon. Half of the musicians in Nashville walk around wearing shirts that say "Cash," even though they sound more influenced by Justin Timberlake than Johnny Cash.

There's also a country group called Farewell Angelina, named after the Dylan song. They at least deserve some credit for knowing a fairly obscure Dylan song.

I continue to patiently await the arrival of a band named Back With Our Wives in Tennessee.


Entered at Fri Feb 17 17:17:51 CET 2017 from (83.249.174.92)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Rockin Chair

Hate to be "besserwisser" but Rockin Chair is spelled as Rocking Cher.


Entered at Fri Feb 17 17:10:21 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: What is THIS??????????

Ronald Handerson?? Just copied a post I made quite a while back. What is with these donkeys who try to gain some attention to get people to look at their link. Can't we shoot'em????......we should be able to shoot'EM!!

Kleenex is spelt with a "K"............crazy old Scandahoovian!


(spam post, from a donkey that should be shot, deleted)

Entered at Fri Feb 17 15:25:48 CET 2017 from (83.249.174.92)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Sweden's greatest rock band

For fifteen years ago my true friend NORBERT said to me: "You must tell about these guys in gb." The time was not right. Now I have retired and they have retired. Now the time is right. - This is "The Last Watz" in Swedish. As their teacher I told to some of these guys in late 80s about "The Last Waltz" and Woodstock and I am happy to watch their own last waltz film after thirty years.

You'll see nostalgic footages on the schoolyard (actually, this band was formed in the cafeteria of Mrs. NWC's college, but who cares? ;-) She can't watch the tears of the fans without a package of Cleenex.

There are all kinds of problems with thse videos from Swedish public service television. Post your complaints here and I'll try to help.

Enjoy this heart warming film. The genre is INDIE... just like my favourite student Sammy (the millionaire mega rock star) said for awhile ago: "I want to be INDIE again!" So true Sammy. I want also to be a young progressive teacher in the 80s again and a sex symbol for female students. We'll never be, Sammy.

It's time to listen to vinyl LP "Sgt Ppprs Lnl Hrts Clb Bnd" and "When I'm Sixty Four". And sorry my friend Bill: This was not about "Sputniks"...


Entered at Fri Feb 17 13:40:12 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Odd, the Guardian story is dated today. I read the similar tale 2 or 3 weeks ago with the same headline "Billionaire's Bolthole" … it could have been Guardian (Friday), Telegraph (Saturday) or Sunday Times (Sunday). I thought the last.


Entered at Fri Feb 17 12:20:29 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: N.Z.

I was more concerned by the link to the story about PayPal's boss getting N.Z.citizenship without meeting ANY of the normal requirements.


Entered at Fri Feb 17 05:32:43 CET 2017 from (114.75.197.107)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Not really Band related but may be of interest to any Band fans in the US looking for a place to escape to.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 20:01:59 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dylan's new Grammy

When a brief television report came on about the recent Grammy awards, I told my wife that Dylan had won one, saying that it was something like Category 68 or whatever.

"Heaviest Album of the Year?", she asked.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 17:13:19 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Speaking of Vinyl

Probably only Canadians and particularly Eastern Canadians would know this fellow, but this is sad and note worthy. Stuart McClean a radio personality who operated his radio show "Vinyl Café" a much loved story teller has passed.

My Susan loved to listen to his show and his stories as we drove up or down island because our CBC radio is all we could get most of the drive.

Stuart was a wonderful man who promoted local talent always and his stories were of the small town local people. I'm sure people like Dunc, Peter and some of our friends from down under would love to listen to Stuart's stories. He will most certainly be missed.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 14:55:25 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

A new "new vinyl" shop just opened in the centre of Bournemouth too. Recently saw another new "new vinyl" shop in Frome. It's growing …


Entered at Thu Feb 16 12:10:24 CET 2017 from (31.48.6.211)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Collecting music

Here's a link to Levon and John singing "Rock, Salt and Nails".

The remaining CD/vinyl shop in my town was taken over by a guy, who works at the university.

There is a big change with the shop being largely given over to vinyl and collectors of vinyl are going in. A younger crowd. Also selling Rega turntables. There's a bit of thought with more less well known CDs too. I bought a CSNY concert, which I had never seen before, but I have too many cds.

When I was there, I saw a guy half my age pay £200 for a vinyl record. It was still wrapped in polythene. Never got a look at what the record was. Never seen that before.

The young girl working in the shop told me that they were doing well - they had sold 8cds and 15 vinyl albums that Wednesday.

This is in a town where they will have to rework the town centre. There are many beautiful victorian buildings and a beautiful medieval abbey, some good pubs, restaurants and cafes and a university, but there are too many empty shops, pubs and banks now. \Well I'm off to grandads and toddlers sledging this afternoon. I'm not at the cutting edge of rock and roll now.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 11:19:47 CET 2017 from (31.48.6.211)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Perfect album

My favourite album just now is 'No Little Boy' by John Martyn which is basically John Martyn reworking some of his classic songs.

He is helped by backing singers including Phil Collins (very good) on a couple of tracks and other musicians including Gerry Conway on drums and David Gilmour on guitar on a couple of tracks.

Levon Helm, sings harmony vocals on 'Just Now' which I've linked and joint vocals on 'Rock Salt and Nails' where he plays drums too.

The sax playing by Andy Sheppard and Gerry Underwood is outstanding.

The band musicians, Spencer Cousins and Alan Thomson are brilliant too.

Great songs.

It had a long history to get released. The record company issued the session tapes without John's knowledge on an album "Couldn't Love You More". He was furious and on this album some of the songs on "Couldn't Love You More' were omitted and others remixed!"

Every song is brilliant and all are written by John apart from the brilliant "Rock Salt and Nails".

An added bonus for me is of course Levon's singing on two tracks. On "Rock, Salt and Nails", "Levon Helm was sitting on a stool tapping his foot and singing between long drags from a cigarette! John stood with his eyes closed delivering his soulful indistinct ethereal vocals." "The music is beautiful and Martyn is in fine voice throughout" wrote Q Magazine.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 11:11:31 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

There have been studies of personal space /crowding. You can film a large gathering and judge by how close people are standing whether they live in cities or suburbs or rural areas.

It's also nationality related. The example I saw was a camera watching a Brazilian talking to an American (not big city). The Brazilian stood at his comfortable distance which was within the American's "comfort zone" so the American stepped back slightly. Whereupon the Brazilian felt the distance "cold" so stepped forward, causing the American to step back. In a ten minute conversation they crossed a large room at a reception diagonally.

There are notes of national preferences "wrist distant" cultures,then forearm, elbow and shoulder distance cultures.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 04:22:15 CET 2017 from (114.75.203.231)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Definitely the idea of 'crowded' is relative. When I was a kid we would go for a picnic and if there was anyone within 500 metres we would move because there were too many people. Later I lived in Tokyo where, if there is no one within a metre of you, you feel you have a lot of space. "Sardines, yogurt and half an apple for supper, shared with a young woman from Calgary." in the Arrowtown trailer park, sounds like paradise to me.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 03:47:57 CET 2017 from (24.114.68.30)

Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: You make the overcrowding in NZ sound so dire - but 4.5 humans in a country that's bigger that Great Britain, which does a pretty good job of feeling pretty empty in large patches.

Still, it's nice to see the place mentioned as it was paradise on earth when I was there for six months in '81/'82. Funny, but just days ago I found a photo of me in a trailer park in Arrowtown. Sardines, yogurt and half an apple for supper, shared with a young woman from Calgary.

Doug: Thanks for the Ritchie Yorke obit. An amazing story, that guy. But what struck me was the idea of a blues fest (or anything really) in Byron Bay. Of course I only saw it in '82, when I stumbled into town the day after s shark took a surfer there. I'd missed the news, so was puzzled by the fact that nobody was in the water but me.


Entered at Thu Feb 16 01:35:10 CET 2017 from (203.10.111.131)

Posted by:

Doug

Subject: sorry ,Wetton not Whetton


Entered at Thu Feb 16 01:31:13 CET 2017 from (203.10.111.131)

Posted by:

Doug

Web: My link

Have just read Peter's tribute to John Whetton. Thanks for making that available here. hmm, a bassist who sings and plays a bit of violin - where have I heard that before.

Link is an obit from Sydney Morning Herald for rock journalist Ritchie Yorke who has a Canadian connection, with a brief mention of Ronnie H.


Entered at Wed Feb 15 17:05:14 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

When I did my "Best of 2016" someone suggested Sturgill Simpson's "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" as one of the Best of 2016. I got it. It's only just being promoted heavily in the UK now. I've been playing it a lot. Don't think any tracks fall below first-rate.


Entered at Wed Feb 15 16:39:50 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Feat!

Nothin like "Red Gumbo".........leave me alone...Igot things to do here!


Entered at Wed Feb 15 16:13:36 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Trouble

My favourite track on Sailing Shoes.


Entered at Wed Feb 15 16:10:36 CET 2017 from (86.31.229.95)

Posted by:

Roger Woods

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: John Wetton - thanks PV

Peter - well done. I've just improved the shining hour reading your fantastic article about John Wetton. I learned lots of things about my own history in Bournemouth. We have certainly been in audiences together at gigs in 60s and 70s.

One slight correction. John's headmaster - who was yours and mine - could never have been accused of explaining that playing in a band would lead to nowhere. He never EXPLAINED anything, no doubt seeing it as a sign of weakness. His habit was to state, tell, order, browbeat, bully, yell and shout. Don't recall him ever explaining.


Entered at Wed Feb 15 15:34:38 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

lee again

Subject: Sailin' Shoes

Hmm. Teenage Nervous Breakdown might list the boat if not sink the ship. Trouble and A Apolitical Blues is are obvious throw-ins, but both are memorable, charming Lowell. Let the jury decide.

Rodney Crowell's "Ain't Livin' Long Like This"?


Entered at Wed Feb 15 15:25:24 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Dr. Sardonicus

Bill, The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is an AWESOME record. RELEASED in 1970, likely recorded earlier, it had both and artistic and sonic quality far ahead of its time. Good choice!


Entered at Wed Feb 15 15:17:13 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Good thread, but it needs ground rules. I reckon we're looking for albums where every song's a klller, but not themed albums where tracks work together like What's Going On? or Sergeant Pepper or Village Green Preservation Society … on those everything works because it's related. So we seek the"filler fee" "dud free" "mediocrity free" set of songs.

Natalie Merchant (2014).


Entered at Wed Feb 15 15:11:39 CET 2017 from (24.114.56.151)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bassmanlee: 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus.


Entered at Wed Feb 15 14:51:38 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Lee, "Sailing Shoes"?


Entered at Wed Feb 15 14:48:42 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: The Perfect Album

The other day I was listening to Little Feat's "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" and marveled that this was in a sense a perfect album (the "album" increasingly becoming a lost art form). All killer, no filler. Every song worth the price of admission. How many other records meet this criteria? "Who's Next"? "Revolver"? Certainly the Brown Album qualifies.

Reflect, review, discuss...(It's been too slow in here lately)


Entered at Tue Feb 14 23:39:53 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Since my John Wetton tribute went up, people have sent more photos, and Richard Palmer and Bob Jenkins from the early bands sent me more quotes. It's quit considerably updated (see link).


Entered at Tue Feb 14 23:26:51 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.126)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Rod, I am envious, I love the Arrowtown area although that is one of the places I think has been spoilt by housing developments.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 21:08:33 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Rod, the link you posted didn't work for me but I've been listening to Barry Saunders on you tube. He's really good. Thanks for the response.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 20:41:41 CET 2017 from (210.86.91.201)

Posted by:

Rod

Yes immigration has been very strong here. I work in IT and I'd say at least 50% of the people I work with are from overseas. The big losers are our graduates from Universties and Polytechs who are struggling to get into the industry. Another major downside is that house prices have gone through the roof. That started in Auckland but has spread to other centres as well.Funny you mention Queenstown Wallsend. I'm off down to Arrowtown today (about 20 mins from Qtown). My partners family built a holiday house there in the 1960s but there's no way people like us would ever be able to afford to do that now.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 18:57:56 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.126)

Posted by:

Wallsend

There has always been a lot on hanky panky down under but unfortunately the population increase is due to immigration and a capitalist desire for continual growth.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 15:59:27 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

What's causing it, Wallsend? Immigration? Or natural growth? That is, is there too much hanky-panky going on …er … down under?


Entered at Tue Feb 14 10:49:59 CET 2017 from (114.75.192.99)

Posted by:

Wallsend

When I was a kid, New Zealand had a population of 2 million now it is 4.5 million. Even though the extra people are mainly in Auckland, I think the increase in numbers have spoilt the country. In the old days we would go to places like Wanaka and Queenstown and they were just little country towns with hardly any tourists but now it is too commercialised.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 09:56:23 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Rod, the newspapers here were much excited a couple of weeks ago by the mega-rich super billionaires from the USA buying estates in New Zealand. Apparently a combination of Trump-dislike with fear of a world wide war. 53,000 other US citizens took a look at the immigration website immediately post Trump, and 7000 asked for papers. Last week I think it said 13,000 applications from America so far.

I remember thinking the same when the kids were young, and I heard EFL / ESL schools were doing well there. The safest civilized place in a world war. Then I read a sci-fi story post apocalyptic war, and New Zealand does survive … but then all the American, Russian and British nuclear submarines turn up in the harbour. It’d make a good film.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 08:53:20 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Whispering Pines: the Wonder of Wiki

Just looked up Whispering Pines … five of them. North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, two in California. None of them are on The Hawks Ontario-Oklahoma route. It’s also a Native American given name and a B-side song by Johnny Horton, from 1959, just before his biggest hit Battle of New Orleans. The Carolina one looks like a golf resort, so hopefully is not the inspiration.

I’d guess that as several people have collocated whispering + pines (maybe not as often as lonesome + pines), there’s no particular connection, though a road sign can stick in the head. As can a Johnny Horton B-side.

Round here, the common collocations are f*cking + pine + needles as the garden is full of them.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 06:32:06 CET 2017 from (210.86.91.201)

Posted by:

Rod

Web: My link

Bob F, I haven't seen that series but Barry Saunders is a great songwriter and performer. He's best known for his band The Warratahs. He also took part in TLW40th Annivesary Concert we had here back in Nov. He's a big fan of The Band. There's a clip of him somewhere talking about how the only album he had for a long time was Stage Fright. One if his songs, Holy Morning, even borrows Garth's intro to Daniel and the Sacred Harp.


Entered at Tue Feb 14 00:15:29 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Whispering Pines, North Carolina

Population 3,000. After nearly 50 years of listening I never knew there was a place! Although I'm pretty sure the song refers to a feeling and not a place. Right?


Entered at Mon Feb 13 22:32:10 CET 2017 from (67.84.77.53)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Norm. It's called memory. I entered in 02. You weren't around. Steve joined the proceedings the following year. I'm pretty sure Steve arrived before you. Memory. Cause you are so memorable. Though my memory sometimes fades, it's accurate on that much. When you entered exactly, other than possibly in late 03, or in 04, i couldn't say. But Norbert didn't open till Jan shut down sometime in 03. I THINK the way it went, was Tracy was running Little Pink, till Norbert decided he would take the heat off Tracy, & she opted out, soon as Norbert opened shop.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 21:04:14 CET 2017 from (136.167.102.146)

Posted by:

Dave H

Wallsend: I think you're referring to Joni Mitchell's singing on "Helpless" at TLW; she was standing behind a curtain so the audience couldn't see her (though there's a shot of her there in the movie). Sounds like she misses a few high notes near the end of the song that must have been mixed out of the official releases.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 19:02:18 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The PYTHONS!!......"The Meaining of Life"

BassmanLee! If the Pythons were active just now they would have a field day with what goes on now. Have you seen Stephen Miller sounding off?

The scene I have attached, (Drill Sargent scene) smacks of some of the crazies we have to listen to these days. Just now as Susan and I had our brunch we were discussing this. I just brought her in the study to our desks and showed her this clip. I think the old gal near wet herself.

Listen closely to the explanation at the beginning. Is it not the way things are with the travel ban just now.

In 2002 or 3 Norbert was operating his Guest Book. Don't know if he is archived into this website. Some people have to "research" just to prove they are right.....about "everything".......funny habit.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 17:49:17 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA
Web: My link

Subject: Vocals and Big Noise

Peter, Garth vocals were always "OFF". Rumor has it, so were Robbie's!

For those on the US East coast, news this past week that David Bromberg's Big Noise one-day fest is being resurrected. Chris Robinson (Black Crows), Dr. John, Anders Osborne, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, and a band called Front Country. And Lonesome Dave himself with the Big Band. May 20 in the park right next to the Wilmington, DE train station. Mrs. Lee says to get tickets ASAP.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 17:33:48 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: The Brokenwood Mysteries

Has anybody else seen this great New Zealand television series The Brokenwood Mysteries? It's a great show with great country flavored songs sprinkled throughout each episode. I wasn't familiar with any of the music but everything is way better then anything coming out of Nashville. Check out this one song Here Comes Tomorrow.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 17:29:40 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Colin Fleming's review was going well until he mentioned "Garth Hudson's vocals".


Entered at Mon Feb 13 15:31:53 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: Just south of there
Web: My link

Subject: Philly Inquirer Testimony Review

Don't know who Colin Fleming is, or whether this has appeared elsewhere, but a somewhat different spin on Robbie's book.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 07:07:38 CET 2017 from (114.75.204.157)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I was just watching the Wolfgang's Vault version of Helpless from TLW and in the chorus, especially towards the end, you can hear someone harmonising that doesn't seem to match up with anybody singing on screen. It doesn't sound so good so at first I thought it must be Robbie but I was wondering whether it was Richard singing in falsetto. Any thoughts?


Entered at Mon Feb 13 01:29:59 CET 2017 from (74.12.49.100)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Band and Trump collide on SNL

Saturday Night Live's phony Sean Spicer listed "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" listed as one of the terrorist massacres that the press had failed to cover.


Entered at Mon Feb 13 01:21:04 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: John Wetton

PV - Thanks loads for that and the obvious work you put into it. The historical aspects were were so damn interesting. I listened to all the clips and have gone back to find and hear a lot of the stuff mentioned.


Entered at Sun Feb 12 22:38:57 CET 2017 from (62.251.71.189)

Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: Hollands first Band fan died.

Tjakkie Sterk († 1936 – 2017), Hollands first Band fan died last night peacefully in his bed.

Mr. Sterk lived all his life in East Groningen, the grimmest, uttermost part of The Netherlands. From a young age on he worked as a farm hand, the hard labor on the rough land had bent him. All his life he lived alone in a little house not far from the Wadden Sea. He was somewhat private, we only know he was a member of the communist party for a few years. Anyway he was the first one that bought a Band record in The Netherlands, for which he cycled 105 miles.

R.I.P. Tjakkie Sterk.


Entered at Sun Feb 12 20:40:15 CET 2017 from (86.171.26.82)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: John Wetton

This one's for Peter...and all lovers of great music.

John Wetton is great on this Family great semi acoustic version of 'Holding the Compass' on German tv.


Entered at Sun Feb 12 15:34:53 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Peter's tribute blog

I really enjoyed reading it, Peter - so much more than a tribute.


Entered at Sun Feb 12 13:51:12 CET 2017 from (86.171.26.82)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks, Peter

Really enjoyed the tribute to John, Peter. It is truly a celebration of a great musician's life. I have a picture of John in a double CD Family collection. I love "In My Own Time". Strangely, my sons used to play Supertramp

In addition I connected with the article in so many ways. It is a trip through different eras - at my university I saw many emerging bands not the top bands, the importance of the folk club - Davey Graham's performance stays in my mind, grotty bedsits, but they were cheap, dangerous gas fires, the downside of alcohol - a problem up here.

love Molly Duncan and Roger Ball, not being able to change money leaving Hungary - went back into the country and had the most magnificent meal ever, Dundee ballrooms, didn't understand the Graham Bond organisation, loved seeing Keith Moon at his peak, soul music, the Renaissance album was in a flat I was in.

The dress and hair. I remember my mate carrying a tray of six pints in a hard pub in the local area. He was wearing loon pants with home made inserts(too much!). And tripped on them soaking a table of the local neds to be met with shouts of "See you f---ing hippies!"

Thanks for the article, one of the best posts ever to appear on the GB. Beautifully written with great anecdotes A real celebration of a friend's life, which has got me thinking of my past times. A life without music, not worth living. The article deserves a wider audience. Thanks, Peter.


Entered at Sat Feb 11 23:02:44 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.2)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Which band?


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Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: The Band Axiom

Is talking about The Band waiting for Godot?

Or is The Band still there where two or three gather in its name?


Entered at Sat Feb 11 22:33:17 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.2)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Jan's kid Magnus, a.k.a Cashmere Cat, is up for Grammys manana.


Entered at Sat Feb 11 20:28:10 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Peter, loved your article on John. So much great music. Great timeline. Some of the music you mentioned I have of course and I've been playing this afternoon. Beautiful music and the article is beautifully written. I hope you don't mind I sent the link to Expecting Rain.


Entered at Sat Feb 11 19:28:30 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Radio 2 Awards

Thanks Ian. Al Stewart is mentioned in the John Wetton tribute a couple of times. A lot I don't know in the nominees, but I'd guess Roll Away from Flit, and Flit will do well. New Eliza Carthy is very good … listening to it now.


Entered at Sat Feb 11 18:00:54 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Al Stewart

This is really for Peter V.

Al Stewart is to get the Lifetime Achievement Award this year. I'm not sure if you're aware but, just in case not and from a previous exchange of ours, I thought you'd like to know.



Entered at Sat Feb 11 17:33:29 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: John Wetton RIP

My tribute article is now up (linked). This is long and has a lot on the early days so may be of general interest on 60s and 70s British rock scene.


Entered at Sat Feb 11 01:01:59 CET 2017 from (24.114.68.236)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bones: Thanks for the nod and for telling us about the KofC reissue.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 17:45:26 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: I'll Stand By You Always

Al Edge & other Bruce fans, check out this demo from 2001. This is the song he submitted for the Harry Potter film that wasn't used. Gorgeous.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 17:02:24 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.16)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Norm, there was no sighting of you in 02. Possibly you ran ashore in 03. Maybe 04.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 15:44:28 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Band Website

I am trying to remember, I think it was around 2001 or 2 when I first found this website.

The point of this post is to acknowledge the many long lasting friends I have had the good fortune to find here. (Some no longer with us.)

This morning I received an e mail from my friend Nux in South Africa. I had sent him my CD for a Christmas present. His very positive response to this brought a tear to my eye.

Thanks Nux, so happy you enjoy. Keep up the good music. Through some rough times and very bitter disagreements here it has always been a very worth while experience here with many very knowledgeable people. Really do miss many like David Powell and too many more to name.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 10:08:20 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Chuck Prophet

I'm going to get "Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins" on its title alone! Thanks Bob F. I've been listening to the Something Else tribute disc to The Kinks, and Chuck Prophet makes a good job of "Situation Vacant."

I Fought the Law by Bobby Fuller was a song every garage band in my area used to cover.

I nearly bought Status Quo's "In Search of the Fourth Chord" because it was a brilliant album title.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 10:03:40 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: King of Comedy

At last! Though I can't understand why Robbie didn't put Between Trains on Testimony (making it a more attractive proposition). I have the original LP, bought new. The OST also contains Wonderful Remark by Van Morrison produced by Robbie. It was rare for years too, but was on "The Best of Van Morrison. It had been hanging around for ten years … the original 1973 demo eventually emerged too, first on bootleg. Robbie improved it and focussed it.

My favourite Pretenders song, Back on The Chain Gang opens the King of Comedy OST, and you get Swamp from Talking Heads and Rainbow Sleeve from Rickie Lee Jones.

On OSTs, no sign of the "Silence" OST on amazon yet. I still haven't seen the film, but Shutter Island was such a great Robbie compiled OST. It's been a most depressing January in many ways, and every time I've suggested going to see Silence, we've thought about it, and it sounds even more depressing and violent and on the only day since Christmas we went to the cinema, we chose La-La Land as an uplifting one. Now it's a case of the second run community cinemas showing it. Already gone from the multiplexes.

It's a shame, because most films are only a pale shadow on blu-ray at home, in spite of a decent 5.1 system.

Has anyone yet worked out any logic in the Testimony CD sequencing? I can't. It might as well be in alphabetical order for sense. Bruce's equivalent was sensibly chronological.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 03:19:26 CET 2017 from (107.13.229.187)

Posted by:

Bones

It's been a while since I've posted but I still check in regularly, so I'm pleased that old guard members like Peter V and Bill M are still here keeping us on track. I haven't seen any mention of it, so I feel compelled to mention that the King of Comedy Soundtrack which Robbie produced has finally been released on cd by Wounded Bird Records. If for no other reason reason, all Band fans should pick it up for "Between Trains" which Robbie, Garth and Richard played on.


Entered at Fri Feb 10 00:12:45 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Chuck Prophet

I'm really enjoying the new Chuck Prophet. Check it out on NPR's First Listen. Chuck wrote one of the all time great summer songs years ago called It's A Summer Time Thing. His new record is called Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins.


Entered at Thu Feb 9 23:48:39 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Lee, I'm so glad you liked it. I had the same reaction at first. Once I got into it I found it so emotional. Just loved the characters. My son teaches middle school english. I got him a copy and I'm like this is what you should have your students reading. lol He promised to read it during spring break. Yeah sure.

Thanks for the tip on Drew Holcomb. I like what I'm hearing.


Entered at Thu Feb 9 22:40:16 CET 2017 from (173.3.51.221)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

"Sam Cooke said this when told he had a beautiful voice: He said, 'Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not to be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth.' Think about that..." - Bob Dylan


Entered at Thu Feb 9 20:51:32 CET 2017 from (174.1.36.190)

Posted by:

Lisa

Sorry, the first interview (with Sheelagh Rogers, the host) is with Leonard. The one that follows is with Denise Donlon.


Entered at Thu Feb 9 20:46:30 CET 2017 from (174.1.36.190)

Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Subject: Leonard Cohen

Okay, here's something. I caught a repeat of this interview a while ago, and it inspired me to ask for "The Book of Longing" for my birthday. Now, with some exceptions, I've never been a huge poetry fan, but I'm really loving this book.

I've always had a complicated relationship with Leonard Cohen, as right from the time I first heard him sing (I believe it was "Suzanne") I just could never take him seriously as a singer. It was kind of a case of "I cain't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk". But Leonard the person, and the poet ... well ... I suspect Leonard had a special appeal to women because he was so obviously a man who loved women, and who loved the company of women (lengthy stints in monasteries aside). This is actually a pretty rare quality, and one which most women immediately recognize - you can't help but warm to a man like that.

The interview which is linked is with Denise Donlon, a well-known personality on the Canadian music scene, who relates a quite charming story about this dear man, if you have time to listen.

And further, there's a song by Nancy White, called "Leonard Cohen's Never Gonna Bring My Groceries In" which might not be familiar outside of Canada, which will bring a smile to any face. Nancy White used to write political satirical songs (I think I remember her having a regular spot on one of the CBC Sunday morning programs), and she is very funny, very clever. I can't seem to copy the song, but maybe someone better at this could find it and post it.


Entered at Thu Feb 9 19:48:49 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Fredrik Bakman

Bob F, just finished listening Fredrik Bakman's "My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry". Took a little bit to get into it, partly because of the fairy tale words, which sound similar. But really liked it - enough to order a hardback copy from my local page pusher. Hoping he will take a look at it and maybe add to his stock, which is mostly fantasy, sci-fi, graphic novels, etc. I think it fits. Thanks for the recommendation.

While at the library, picked up a disk "Medicine" by Drew Holcolmb & The Neighbors. Still on the first listen, but not too shabby. Research shows that this is far from their first record. How come I've never heard of them? (Other than that I seldom listen to the radio.)

It's too quiet in here. C'mon guys, surely there is something non-political we can talk about. Like music.


Entered at Thu Feb 9 03:24:26 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.240)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Senator Iron Balls & President Shit Gibbon.

See the link. Maybe Senator Daylin Leach is of Scottish heritage.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Sorry. Political rant

yi yi yi yi

I deleted the rant. Served no purpose.


Entered at Wed Feb 8 17:24:15 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Joke

Why did Beethoven kill his chicken? It kept saying,"Bach,Bach,Bach."


Entered at Wed Feb 8 16:54:46 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.240)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

What do you call a hot chick on the arm of a trombone player?

A tattoo


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Spinal Tap to sue.


Entered at Wed Feb 8 10:08:41 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

We all miss the Pythons. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!


Entered at Tue Feb 7 14:23:39 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: Not Pakistan
Web: My link

Subject: SPAM

I mean, really, they haven't noticed that their (same) IP address appears on every post?

Ah, I sure miss the Pythons (see link).


Entered at Tue Feb 7 13:44:34 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Pakispam

All this spam originate at "39" or Pakistan. Why do they think putting UK or USA is going to fool anyone? We have no posters in Pakistan anyway.

It's like those junk phone calls which are obviously from India with a weather checker open, and they begin "Hello, it is raining cats and dogs here in Brighton."


Entered at Mon Feb 6 20:52:15 CET 2017 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Garth Hudson -- live Genetic Method/Chest Fever, 2017!

...From Charlie's link! Putting it here so it doesn't get missed.


Entered at Mon Feb 6 20:48:08 CET 2017 from (114.75.199.188)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

The original version of Down South in New Orleans which I had not heard before.


Entered at Mon Feb 6 19:03:42 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Garth

A great show indeed and Garths playing was,as always,spectacular.Kudos to Warren Haynes(Allmans,Government Mule)for organizing this Waltz tour.This show can be found and streamed on the Mule Army site.


Entered at Mon Feb 6 16:23:54 CET 2017 from (108.44.202.142)

Posted by:

Charlie Y.

Location: Down in Old Virginny
Web: My link

Subject: Garth in DC for the 40th Anniversary TLW Tour

I'm so glad I was able to see Garth's performance at the final evening of the 40th anniversary "Last Waltz" tour in DC. I'd hesitated to buy a ticket since it was in a casino setting (which I loathe) and ridiculously expensive for a tribute concert. When I read Garth was going to be there, I HAD to go. His playing was as astonishing as the first time I heard him play live back in 1971 (see the link for more detail). Thanks for making that trip, Garth. It was the highlight of my year so far. Long may you play...


Entered at Mon Feb 6 04:41:57 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Breaking All the Records

I am not at all happy that Tom Brady has his head up Trump's ass. However I have been a New England fan for more years than Tom Brady.

What the Pats did tonight was a show of skill and determination. The Falcons have a defence that is like the "wall". The second half adjustments showed skill. The last drive of the over time was something to watch. Brady's offensive line were a wall. He had time to tie his shoes and decide who he was going to throw to. The team was as tight as you could ever ask for.

Speaking of records, last night I watched a documentary on Bob Marley. Some of you may have known, but I was unaware of the state of his fortune since his death. I can't remember all the stats, but he has broken so many records in record sales some of his albums have shattered records.

His fortune grows by about $200,000,000 annually. The fact that he has fathered eleven children by seven different women has become a nightmare. He didn't leave a will because his Rastafarian religion did not allow that.

His estate is worth just over or just under one billion dollars. His record sales and royalties just continue to grow. Ie - yi - yi - yi -yi!


Entered at Mon Feb 6 04:25:59 CET 2017 from (184.1.211.176)

Posted by:

Canada Steinholdt

I think she should too. Fuck America. Fuck Canada. Fuck Australia too Oh, finally remember why I'm here. Got me a copy of Robbie's "Testimony" Bought it for a penny in the second-hand area of Amazon just like I expected to, uJst like any good Jew do. I find it to be rather.. ah, maybe.. ahh, he ain't tellin' the true truth again. Made me think like maybe the guy has this that some problems with his memory or maybe he's just a liar


Entered at Mon Feb 6 03:37:18 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.240)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

The Pats are getting creamed.
The Superbowl must be rigged. It must be rigged bigly.
Odds are Twitler invades Atlanta tomorrow,, or minimally tries to cu off federal funding to Atlanta.


Entered at Sun Feb 5 22:13:42 CET 2017 from (114.75.198.219)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I think Canada should build a wall and make the US pay for it.


Entered at Sun Feb 5 22:10:09 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Trump and old friends and common ground

Jeff A - We're going though the same thing with some of my family and their support for Trump. Everybody has to decide these opinions become deal-breakers amongst old friends. I've parted, completely, with a friend from kindergarten, 62 years. He was always a bigot, as are so many of my boomer peers, but I always let it pass, for decades. He's added bitter resentments to his older personality traits and then all in for Trump. Things like this, that I've let pass throughout my lifetime, I'm seeing more clearly now and my previous appeasement policy was a mix of cowardice, hypocrisy and passivity.

Hopefully no more! This liberal tendency to look for common ground is a waste of time. Trump does not have a majority for support. I think we fight as hard as possible during his term and then get back on track in 2020 and try to reset and learn, learn, learn to make sure he wasn't anything but a serious hiccup on an otherwise pretty progressive era. And then make the Trumpers go back and get GEDs in history, civics and economics!


Entered at Sun Feb 5 21:33:55 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: A Very STRONG! Resemblance

I wonder if anyone else has noticed? When Trump talks, and his method of operating is very much like the governor Mel Brooks portrayed in "Blazing Saddles"! I think he needs a jacket that has "PRES" ON THE BACK.


Entered at Sun Feb 5 21:17:40 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.240)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Surprisingly, I've given up a couple of friends who I've only been friends with a few years, who support Twitler. They still support him, agree with his steps as President, & got to the point where they became very rude & mean spirited in discussion. I can't get myself to talk to them for awhile now. Maybe one day. Though we were newish friends, they were pretty good friends.

One of my sisters & her husband love Trump, Steve Bannon, & Breitbart news. I don't understand how this could happen. She says- I couldn't be happier....I'm in heaven every day. ...This is my dream.
Having a intelligent conversation about facts & The Constitution relative to actual events & issues with her or her husband is impossible.


Entered at Sun Feb 5 20:37:47 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Norm, I loved the way Hell on Wheels ended.

It's really impossible at this point to have a conversation with the opposite side. It immediately becomes heated. What we've done in my family is made a hard rule of no political discussions at family gatherings. This past holiday season was great because of that rule. Last night we celebrated my sister's 75th birthday. Again, great time, no politics. It's the only was to go. Especially when you have young kids present. The last thing they need to hear is a bunch of old people screaming about the end of the world.

As far as Canada and America Norm, we're always going to be together. We're family.


Entered at Sun Feb 5 17:07:08 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hell On Wheels

Hi Bob F! A couple of days ago I received my DVD'S of the final episodes of the series. A thought came to mind as I watched the end. Some of the rhetoric from the long and arduous work and battles of the great accomplishment.

What is happening in the country today seems to be quite an insult to the centuries of building that country, and the people that built it, (mostly by "Immigrants").

I fear for what will happen between our countries in the near future because I have so many friends in the states. Reading many of the comments on this twitter thing and the very rude and hateful comments, (mostly by American Trumps supporters, but by Canadian's as well). This summer could be very volatile.

There are so many Americans that spend their summers up here taking our fish and many abusing our hospitality I can see no good coming from the way this is unfolding.

I recall last summer during the campaign I chanced to talk briefly to an American man on the wharf in Port Hardy who was a Trump supporter. His attitude was mind boggling so that I didn't bother to debate any thing with him. It was obviously hopeless.


Entered at Sat Feb 4 06:59:21 CET 2017 from (184.206.246.11)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: The years spinning by...

Just noticed, you can't get a used copy of the Rhino release of "The Last Waltz" at an price. Guess I better make the move for Jesus and pick up the Basement Tapes Bootleg series while I can still get it. That LW was around forever cheap. I find the Bootleg series kinda boring to listen to but it really does put you right there as you wait for the great parts to come along. And the package is beautifully put together. I especially like the photo shoot section of the 75 edition ( Great, up yours Clinton Haylen) , I used to walk by the Y in Hollywood every day, never knowing this famous event took place there. Anyway, as a movie collector, if you see something you want on Amazon for five bucks, snap it up! It could be gone next year or someone could be trying to get a hundred dollars for it.


Entered at Sat Feb 4 04:03:02 CET 2017 from (74.12.49.100)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Charles Lloyd

I see the discography at this site, citing Levon's book, dates the Charles Lloyd session with Robbie as March '65. YouTube, with no mention of Robbie, has it as May 8, 1964. Do any of you have facts or views to share? (Yet another instance when having David P (RIP) around would have come in handy.)


Entered at Fri Feb 3 18:30:41 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

My top 5 How The Hell Are They Not in The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame !

1. Cher - She should be in twice, once with Sonny and for her own incredible solo career. I Got You Babe is easily one of the most popular songs of all time. If you're traveling in a car of people from 2 to 82, this song comes on and you automatically have a hootenanny/karaoke moment in full rage. During hard times, sad times, happy times so many folks have spoken the title of this song to each other. It's impossible to over estimate Cher's influence on woman pop singers. Before Cher everyone performed in party dresses. Seeing Cher for the first time on television back then on Shindig or Hullabaloo was truly mind blowing.

2. T Rex - It's really unbelievable he's not in. Electric Warrior and The Slider have to be in top 100 records of all time. Plus he had so many other great records. My daughter recently started performing Children of the Revolution. What a song. Saw him once at The Academy Of Music fall of 72. Amazing performer. Bigger then life personality.

3. The New York Dolls - The greatest NY band after The Rascals. The link between T Rex and The Clash.

4. Johnny Rivers - If Poor Side Of Town was his only song it's great enough to carry him in to the hall. The thing is he has a wheel barrow full of great songs.

5. Garland Jeffreys - Just because something's not popular doesn't mean it's not great. A victim of old fashion rock and roll racism. Ghost Writer and Escape Artist alone should carry him in. Matador would be the cherry on the cake.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 15:05:19 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: On Cher's longevity..

PV and Bob W - You guys are correct, obviously and I yield! I think I lumped her in with ABB as it was the focus. To your point Bob W about her oscar: she's a fine actress too. Not every pop singer can make that transition so well. I suspect Tom Waits is quite popular with movie makers, but I don't think he's made the move to film acting very well yet -


Entered at Fri Feb 3 14:20:38 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Cher

And The Band were perfectly content to play with her in 1974. Link is to my Toppermost.

If you don't appreciate Cher's credentials, get "3614 Jackson Highway" and guess who plays guitar on it? Eddie Hinton. It all connects.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 13:57:26 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Cher and time

Cher has taken a song to the top of Billboards charts in each of the last 6 decades. No one else has done that. At the age of 70 plus she can sell out any arena any where in the world in less then a minute. Oh and also there is that Oscar on the mantle.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 05:10:21 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.226)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Eddie Hinton was brilliant. A super talent.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 03:17:11 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Eddie Hinton

Speaking of white guys that could sing soul and blues very well: Eddie Hinton. I've been going through his catalog lately and remain impressed. I looked at the Netflix doc on Muscle Shoals awhile back and don't recall him getting much time, if any. There's not much that's any good on YouTube either. Pity. Some of those here might recall when our great friend David Powell brought him to our attention. Coincidentally, I recall DP was, or had been, a big ABB fan too -


Entered at Fri Feb 3 01:48:02 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.226)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Oliver Sain developed and produced Fontella & Bobby McClure. He wrote & produced Rescue Me and Don't Mess Up A Good Thing & a whole lot more. . Very talented man, great sax player, & a great producer for a while.......... By the eighties his production skills went awry... he was always producing but the sound was different and the piano always sounded like it was tinkling...... Returning to St Louis in 97, I saw a lot of Oliver's shows, some were with Johnnie Johnson, and a night in a bar with Oliver's band was always a blast. Or at a outdoor venue, etc...In 97 i went on a call, someone wanted a window estimate. the guy was barber, you could tell he been through alot but was living a straight life, proud of it, had his own barber shop. I sold him windows of course. i saw a guitar case, We start talking music, which is generally inevitable, turns out he and Bobby McClure were lifelong buddies till bobby died. they also worked together alot..


Entered at Fri Feb 3 01:46:05 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.47)

Posted by:

Wallsend

JQ, I agree. Loved Filmore East when it came out but I don't really think the ABB did stand the test of time. It doesn't help that Greg appears to be a complete a-hole.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 00:19:11 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

It is an old discussion, but as I explained before, the Allmans were never at the same level in the Uk, except for Jessica. Their CDs have been hard to get. The whole Southern Rock area was less popular here, with soul doing much better. I am prejudiced as a major Fontella Bass fan, and the YouTube has awful sound but shows her. There is an alternative off the 45, audio only.

Today I was listening to Rufus Thomas, having found an original Walkin the Dog LP, and as a total contrast, English folk by the Young 'uns.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 00:13:19 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Taste is subjective??

Hi Jed - You might want to rethink that a bit or allow that everything, including art, also has an objective means of measuring its quality. Longevity is a key component of quality and I'm not convinced that Cher or GA/ABB have truly stood the test of time. Having said that I was mad for Fillmore East when it came out and still appreciate some of it, mostly Duanne. In deference to the late Butch T, I won't swing too hard at the ABB drumming corps, or The Dead's - but come on!

Hopefully my wanker's note isn't too snotty - all apologies, mostly just messin' anyway.


Entered at Fri Feb 3 00:02:40 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

It is subjective of course, but as a matter of principle I have to get through a long list of black names as blues singers before the first white one comes up. I agree Gregg's a very good one. Not that I think white guys can't sing the blues. Van Morrison, Chris Farlowe … or Mose Allison Just not like Muddy Waters. Or Howlin' Wolf. But I didn't find the Gregg / Cher duet objectionable actually, good song, interesting contrasting voices … though the clothes on both were ludicrous. Try it with the vision off.

I'm a great Cher defender. She is after all on more Ronettes and Crystals tracks than most of the alleged "groups."


Entered at Thu Feb 2 23:40:17 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Peter-Gregg Allman

No-he's one of the greatest blues singers.Taste is subjective-if it wasn't I would say your belief that the Gregg/Cher songs have any merit at all is absurd-but I recognize that taste is subjective.


Entered at Thu Feb 2 23:37:12 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Don't Mess Up a Good Thing

I love Gregg,but that performance with Cher is him at his worst.He covers this song on both his first solo album,Laid Back and on his live The Gregg Allman Tour & he easily outdoes the original.


Entered at Thu Feb 2 23:34:36 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

and could we insert "white" before blues singers? I can go with that, but definitely not with "one of the greatest blues singers."


Entered at Thu Feb 2 23:31:52 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Don't Mess Up A Good thing

Link is to the 1965 original by Fontella Bass and Bobby McLure, and yes they did it better. However if you avoid the dreadful costumes on both Gregg and Cher, by say not watching but just listening, they make a decent job of it.

This would be not long after Cher and Rick Danko duetted on Mockingbird, backed by The Band, at the party for David Geffen.


Entered at Thu Feb 2 23:14:15 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.47)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Yeah, I though it was pretty funny.


Entered at Thu Feb 2 22:02:36 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Gregg/Cher

You're kidding, right?Gregg Allman has put out some incredible music, & he's one of the greatest blues singers, an excellent songwriter both with the Brothers & solo & you post a youtube of some his worst crap?


Entered at Thu Feb 2 18:18:54 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.47)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Greg Allman and Cher doing a duet.


Entered at Thu Feb 2 05:08:00 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.219)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Garth tomorrow in Albany with The Last Waltz 40 Tour

See da link


Entered at Thu Feb 2 04:02:40 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: women's march

Angelina: don't give up on us. In time I think there will be quite a bit of commentary; at least I hope so. I'll relate our experience at the march in our state's capital city, a week from now. I've got to be away until then and have an early flight. But, Angie this can be an opportunity for a vibrant conversation, so keep on us old dubs.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 21:02:18 CET 2017 from (107.77.97.122)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Women's March

My wife went to the one in Astoria OR - it was about 1,500 folks, which is pretty good from a population if 15,000. She came home happier and more hopeful than she'd been since election night. Just the camaraderie helped achieve that. But it's a dreadful time; folks are looking for common ground but I really don't think there is any at all. We need an opposition leader and it's time for a real fight - tactics TBD!


Entered at Wed Feb 1 18:45:20 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

My daughter also attended the Woman's March in Washington. On The Walkway Over The Hudson where we have our kettle corn concession we had a tremendous march as well. The Walkway is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. From gate to gate, 1 1/4 miles over the Hudson River. Connects Ulster and Dutchess County. The organizers were expecting 100-500 people, ended up with 5000 to 6000 marchers. Biggest event ever on The Walkway. Beautiful day.

Link to Jackson Browne's version of Little Steven's I Am A Patriot.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 16:59:15 CET 2017 from (99.231.74.112)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: R.I.P. John Wetton

Sorry to hear of your loss Peter. Such long friendships are rare and to be treasured. He was an extremely talented musician and his influence large. He will be missed. Also passing so soon after Greg Lake.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 14:28:53 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Ian. Thanks very much for your response. I was extremely disappointed because many posters talked about Trumpdom.....but then when something was really happening in such a powerful way with an organic movement that started with women and progressive men marched with them and supported them as their struggle is their struggle.....dejav vu........civil rights movement gained momentum when non-blacks joined the movement.......I lost a lot of respect here. I almost wasn't going to post again as I felt......I can't even put into words as I couldn't comprehend how many here can go on and on about various political things and not even comment on what transpired and continues to transpire? I know some of you are progressive.......but.......

I'm not on Facebook so I only found out two days before the March in my mindfulness meditation class. One of the facilitators was going to participate in Washington March who was 65 and a very young person was going to participate in Boston. I lost a lot of respect here. I did connect my posts to music as I usually do. As far as politics not being appropriate? How many times have posters here posted how much they miss the late Steve's political posts? Sorry, it's how I feel. I do remember however when JH once did post on What's New? when it was International Women's Day. He must have appreciated my posts that year. ;-D

Bob F....As I've said before I'm not a huge fan of Joan Baez's singing........but........the song you posted........Thank you!

WNYC...Robbie Robertson interviewed by Alec Baldwin.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 13:38:14 CET 2017 from (86.31.229.95)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: RIP John Wetton

Sad and sorry to hear of John Wetton's death - and thoughts go to you Peter. I was at the same school as you and John and followed his career from the outset with interest though I didn't know him.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 13:14:02 CET 2017 from (69.112.185.73)

Posted by:

Rick S.

Location: Suffern, NY

Subject: Robbie with Marc Maron

I enjoyed the long Marc Maron WTF Podcast with Robbie Robertson. I've been a Band fan since the beginning but I learned some things about Robbie's teen years and Ronnie Hawkins and Dylan. The interview was very funny at times. Maron elicited some great stories from Robbie. I enjoyed it until the end when Robbie rehashed his take on his relationship with Levon.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 10:05:59 CET 2017 from (86.171.26.82)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Sorry to hear of your loss, Peter. I know he meant a lot to you.

When you told me about John, I read up about him. He packed a lot into his life


Entered at Wed Feb 1 07:33:04 CET 2017 from (114.75.203.126)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Subject: Bob Dylan's Dream

When it comes to old friendships, Bob summed it up pretty accurately.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 06:18:50 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.219)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Bonk, I guess I met the majority of my closest friendships hit/took off or began between the ages of 19 & 30. I have one that couldn't be closer friendship that goes back to 13. Those friends are invaluable. It's less than once in a blue moon any one can make those kind of friendships late in life. It can happen though.


Entered at Wed Feb 1 02:48:21 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

Bonk

Location: Cabbagetown

Subject: Peter V

Sorry to hear about your friend Peter. I can hear the pain in what you wrote. I too have lost many friends from my early teens or puberty. There's a quote from the movie 'Stand by me' that says it all. It goes something like...I don't think I've ever had any friends like the ones I had when I was 12. Geez, does anyone?


Entered at Tue Jan 31 21:59:01 CET 2017 from (96.239.25.33)

Posted by:

Joan.

Subject: Peter V

I condolences on the loss of your friend John old friends of the best friends. As I grew older I realize that filtered out a lot of people from my life but my best friends remain


Entered at Tue Jan 31 17:59:24 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.219)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

My deep condolences Pete. There's never enough of those long time, essentially lifetime long friends. And the older we get, the opportunities to develop those kind of friendships just don't come that often, if at all. From a million angles, there's alot to be said about time.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 17:50:46 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gordon Haskell

Indeed John played on "It Is and It Isn't" and I have had dinner with Gordon and John who stayed friends … Greg Lake, Gordon Haskell and John Wetton all knew each other, and all played bass with King Crimson.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 17:24:42 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Peter V, sorry to hear about your friend. I think he also played on Gordon Haskell's wonderful record It Is and It Isn't. Great player. RIP


Entered at Tue Jan 31 17:22:30 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The transports

Last night we were at Exeter to see the ballad-opera, THE TRANSPORTS. It was written by Peter Bellamy in 1977, and chosen by Mojo magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Recordings of The 20th Century. It was “Folk Album of The Year” in 1977. This new version features members of Bellowhead, Faustus, The Young ‘Uns and Nancy Kerr. How good was it? Well, I haven’t seen anything better in the six years I’ve been writing reviews on my blog.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 16:18:44 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

John Wetton's greatest hit, Heat of The Moment, was often done live as an acoustic version, some of the best I saw were just with two acoustic guitars, but that's not on YouTube. This one is. RIP, John.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 16:12:35 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: John Wetton, RIP

The saddest news of all for me … I've known John since we were fourteen. He was one of my three oldest friends. He passed away this morning after a long and incredibly courageous fight against cancer. John has had so many tribulations and beaten them from a triple by-pass, to alcoholism and beaten them all. We all had our hopes that he could do it again.

Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, Asia, Mogul Thrash, The John Wetton Band, plus short spells helping out Renaissance, Wishbone Ash, Steve Hackett. Few musicians had more connections, nor kept working so hard all his life.

My link is to the song John wrote after his triple by-pass some years ago, An Extraordinary Life … I only got a few seconds in and the tears welled up … but I commend it to you. He meant it. He truly had an extraordinary life, and was grateful for every moment of it.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 15:55:05 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Women's march

BEG, I'm never sure whether to comment on political matters in this forum or not. It wasn't that I wasn't impressed by the turnout and some of the speeches, nor do I fail to recognise its/their importance but should my views be expressed here? Are they really of interest to others here?

My big concern on such matters is the preserving of future freedom(s), if I can put it like that.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 15:51:29 CET 2017 from (129.42.208.182)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Triplicate

Just what we need as the country falls apart, more Frank Sinatra songs....


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Triplicate

I hope Bob gets this stuff out of his system so he can return to creating & playing his own music.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 15:33:12 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Web: My link

Subject: dylan triplicate release info

check the above link from bobdylan.com for more info about the release, including complete track listings.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 12:46:29 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Dylan in "Triplicate"

Apparently, we are to get a 3-album set of covers from Dylan in March under the title TRIPLICATE. The link is to the promo track "I could have told you".

The track listing is also available on-line:

https://www.amazon.com/Triplicate-Bob-Dylan/dp/B01N9VYLPI/?tag=mfconvert-20

If all these tracks are about 4 minutes long, then it could have been a double album, not a triple. "Why?", one might ask. My guess is that this is to make it fit more easily on to a matching triple vinyl LP release - six sides of 20 minutes each.

Is this because the songs come (mainly?) from the era of vinyl? Is it because Dylan first heard these songs back then? Is it because there has been an increase in vinyl sales in recent years?


Entered at Tue Jan 31 12:10:45 CET 2017 from (86.171.26.82)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Heylin

I always thought Heylin was not great about the Band, not just, Robbie.

Quote from Bob Dylan Behind the Shades: On world tour of 1966:

"On a musical level , the replacement of Sandy Konikoff with Trini Lopez's drummer, Mickey Jones changed the dynamics dramatically. Suddenly, the Hawks had a drummer who was as unwilling to take a back seat as their erstwhile leader, Levon Helm. Jones, though, simply asserted himself on a musical level, driving the other boys to match his intensity as he gave his kit a kicking night after night. The Hawks had also finally found Robertson's 'something that we need[ed] to get out of it."

On 1974 tour:

"It is difficult now to conceive of the risk Dylan was taking by touring with The Band in 1974."

On1965

"Unfortunately there are no audiotapes of Dylan backed by Levon and the Hawks to test Helm's belief that they 'found a way of performing.' Perhaps he was as deluded as to the merits of what they were now doing as he had been about the sound they made before Dylan recruited them."

I could go on and on. There are many times when I think Heylin is not a friend of The Band.

Why is this?


Entered at Tue Jan 31 05:09:31 CET 2017 from (79.75.166.223)

Posted by:

Terry

Subject: Weed

What a pair of rouges Levon and Robbie could be.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 04:30:28 CET 2017 from (73.119.115.178)

Posted by:

Dave H

I really enjoyed the Robbie Robertson interview with Marc Maron. There isn't much in there that super-fans of the Band don't know but he's a good conversationalist and I especially enjoyed his description of his childhood and family. Also notable that he's not only working on a new album but wants Garth to play on it.


Entered at Tue Jan 31 02:21:05 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

To quote Richard Manuel, "I just want to break even."


Entered at Tue Jan 31 00:24:53 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Joan Baez - Brother's In Arms

Wonderful version of an amazing song. The voice of an angel.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 21:45:45 CET 2017 from (114.75.197.61)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Heylin really seems to have some kind of personal grudge. I guess it is because Robbie actually did things and he only writes about people who do things. As usual the whole song writing credit thing is blown completely out of proportion. Levon returned after most of the Big Pink songs were written and he said himself that his input stopped halfway through Stage Fright. That only leaves the Brown album songs and if you take out the songs that were co-credited, it only leaves a few songs attributed to Robbie alone.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 18:13:11 CET 2017 from (24.114.69.128)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I was thinking "assholish", but let's go with your "mean-spirited and shallow". But still, for someone with Heylin's background to suggest that Robbie "hijacked Levon Helm's Band" is beyond peculiar, and far beyond mean.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 17:53:57 CET 2017 from (212.2.4.54)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Infamy! Everybody's got it in for me!

The British will know the quote. Clinton Heylin has been saying sour things about Robbie since 1975 at every opportunity. I thought the Spectator article was mean-minded and shallow,


Entered at Mon Jan 30 16:10:45 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Music in Scorsese's 'Silence' not traditional, says Robbie Robertson
Jan. 4, 2017
very short video


Entered at Mon Jan 30 16:07:23 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Reading Robbie Robertson's memoir
is like stumbling into a name-droppers’ convention
Perhaps Testimony did need a ghost writer. Robertson is not a sympathetic or credible narrator of his own life
Clinton Heylin
21 January 2017

Many thanks haso for sharing that your daughter and her partner attended the historical march. If it was her first march and protest she'll never forget it. You were the only poster who even mentioned this demonstration. Unbelievable.......


Entered at Mon Jan 30 11:11:12 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

The interview starts around the 10:30 mark.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 11:03:15 CET 2017 from (79.75.178.74)

Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Thanks Fred

I love a good Podcast.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 10:43:05 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Robbie Robertson is a guest on episode 781 of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast.


Entered at Mon Jan 30 10:19:40 CET 2017 from (67.220.215.88)

Posted by:

Mike

Web: My link

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Entered at Sun Jan 29 23:33:41 CET 2017 from (24.114.68.246)

Posted by:

Bill M

Joe J: I finally finished "Testimony" too. Never what I'd consider a tough slog, but generally something to be taken with salt. I wish there were more stories from the very early days, but I suspect that Robbie's memory is not what he makes it out to be. I really linked the last few pages where he goes over what made each of the others special - accurate assessments, I think, even if it didn't really happen that way. Having just listed to MFBP, I'm inclined to go back to the book to see if/how he treats some of the questions that leap to mind: like how did the lead vocals get distributed? Did Levon get just one because the decisions were made before he returned, or because Robbie'd already written his four songs with others in mind?

As for the Bruce Bruno info, the flow of events in pretty much consistent with what I've heard since the mid-'70s, but the dates are off.


Entered at Sun Jan 29 23:13:02 CET 2017 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Hi y'all. Finished 'Testimony'. Read half on Tibb's Eve. Great stuff. The rest was a hard slog. Take with a grain of salt.


Entered at Sun Jan 29 22:53:57 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Doesn't Levon say Hollywood Bowl with Miles Davis was an awful show? (I have it too).


Entered at Sun Jan 29 22:25:24 CET 2017 from (97.92.250.170)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: this and that

Wallsend: Thanks for the heads up on Bruce Bruno.

My reaction to "Testimony" was slight disappointment, it gets the job done on the story but I wished Robbie had risked a little more, taken a shot at literature. I wonder who Brando's girlfriend Pat Quinn was, there are several on the IMDB but it's hard to tell if any of them are the actress mentioned in the book. Robbie is almost overly defensive about setting the record straight on the publishing (understandable), but I believe him. Yet maybe Richard and Rick needed drug money when they came back to sell him theirs..... The Hollywood Bowl Story reminds me of how a bootleg of that thing was around forever and I even saw it on CD once. Terrible sound, so it's hard to tell if what Robbie says about Levon playing drunk is true. At different times I had several different Band Boots on disc, with pure white covers and unlistenable sound. Found them at a used record store in the late seventies. You can hear "Jemima Surrender" from the Hollywood Bowl show, sort of, on Youtube.


Entered at Sun Jan 29 12:18:37 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Robbie's 1977 interview re Scorsese

Thanks for your comments. When I tried to find out more about "Movies Are My Life", I, too, found very little immediately available on-line. The "imdb" webpage gives very little information and doesn't mention Robbie at all, even though his interview in the film is described as 'long'.

I have a feeling that a copy of the film may be held at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London because I think it was shown at the National Film Theatre.

The film came to my attention because someone I know asked for some help tracking down reviews of Dylan's late-1979 concerts. I was looking through some of my papers from that period and noticed a review of "The Last Waltz" (by David Bartholomew)in FILM QUARTERLY (Winter 1979/1980) - I am not familiar with this publication. I only have a photocopy of this particular "Last Waltz" article, in which three paragraphs mention the Scorsese documentary.


Entered at Sun Jan 29 00:42:47 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: jerry from toronto

Hey Jerry. You wouldn't happen to have any pictures from the Concord would you?


Entered at Sun Jan 29 00:18:55 CET 2017 from (198.91.135.110)

Posted by:

jerry

Location: toronto

a fan since the concord best group of musicians of all.recently googled rick danko version it makes no difference 2/9 83 incredible.i love the eagles but the band is THE BAND.


Entered at Sat Jan 28 20:20:03 CET 2017 from (114.75.192.154)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Ian, after you mentioned that film, I did bit of a google search and it seems to have sunk almost without a trace. All I could find were a couple of short bad reviews.


Entered at Sat Jan 28 16:36:25 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Stevie Nicks Remasters

I've given up on most remasters of great records. Most are on the third or fourth edition and end up being more about rethreads. However, if there are any Stevie Nicks fans on the GB, the remasters of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart are wonderful. Well worth the money. So many great alternate/unreleased versions, demos and B sides. Plus Bella Donna has a live show from 1981 when she really had the power. I loved those shows and that time period for Stevie Nicks.


Entered at Sat Jan 28 15:51:42 CET 2017 from (24.114.50.141)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ian W: "Testimony" gives Robbie a bit more credit for some things than that interview does. Maybe he concluded he'd been overgenerous.


Entered at Sat Jan 28 10:21:37 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Robbie on Scorsese in 1977 documentary film

Earlier, I mentioned a film review that referred, in passing, to a documentary film about Martin Scorsese. The latter included a 1977 interview with Robbie Robertson and I quoted a bit. This is the rest of the paragraph:

The two men apparently met for the first time at the legendary Woodstock Festival, for the film of which Scorsese was principal editor. When it came time to make ‘Waltz’, Scorsese “was the only person I knew enough about movies to do it. I didn’t know anything about movies, plus he loves the music and grew up with it, so he could relating to the f**cking experience. The movie was supposed to be simple, a recording of the concert”, but as Scorsese got more and more involved in it, “he talked us into doing some additional numbers in the studio and all the interview stuff. It all just grew out of a very simple idea”. Perhaps referring somewhat incoherently to the stylistic effect of music on his films. Robertson, who doesn’t used Scorsese’ name and addresses him only as “Maestro”, says that, the man is a conductor”, and describes a shot (apparently the last one in the film) during which he suddenly looked up in surprise to see Scorsese, riding on the camera crane, eyes half closed, “conducting” the music they were playing. Later he mentions that often during the filming of the interview segments, Scorsese would be “on the chair opposite, moving his arms to what I was saying to him. He was ‘conducting’ our conversation!”.


Entered at Sat Jan 28 02:01:25 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Straight Ahead Rock & Roll

From the movie "Beyond The Law", probably one of Charlie Sheen's best. Based on a true story, (in fact the real officer from the true story plays a part in this film).

This scene is pretty cool and Chris Rea's song "Road to Hell" fits real well here. An FBI agent who went underground to crack some real bad motor cycle gangs. Apparently over 200 arrests and convictions from the operation.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 23:33:19 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: http://player.streamlicensing.com/2832?l&stream_id=4877

Deep Jams Radio-Playing tributes to Butch Trucks & now,The Band came up-featuring Richard Manuel.HASO mentioned feeling devastation when Richard passed,similiar to the way we feel now about Butch.Sadly,both committed suicide.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 23:27:23 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Chicken Hawks

Sorry Bill, I do not.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 18:21:59 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Been YouTubing through these Canadian artists. David Vest was the most impressive at first listen … which made me think of the Cannonball Adderly link (as does the jazz band in La La Land).

The other three were a bit too "white boy blues guitar" at first listen, but I will persevere.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 18:16:02 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 75 Years of Capitol Records

There's a new 500 page heavy coffee table tome out on the history of Capitol Records, with text by Barney Hoskyns. it's a whopping £87 on amazon.co.uk though other sellers have it £55 - £60. It seems like more of a picture book, and comments on amazon include a "What no Cannonball Adderley!" which is justified as he's prominent in my own Capitol discs.

The Band were of course on Capitol and are mentioned in the blurb.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 17:14:58 CET 2017 from (65.92.192.96)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

From JT's list, I'd start with David Vest's "Roadhouse Revelation" on Cordova Bay (cordovabay.com) and Fathead's latest (and perhaps last, in light of the recent passing of their singer, John Mays - see fathead.biz/store). There's also Julian Fauth's excellent "Treat a Stranger Right" on Electro-Fi (electrofi.com). While there at the Electro-fi site, you might try out Blackburn's latest, and Bobby Dean Blackburn's only, and most especially Harrison Kennedy's "This Is From Here".

Harrison, though a veteran of the Detroit-based Chairmen of the Board, has always been a proud hometown Hamiltonian, sharing his city with both Tom Wilson from BaRK and, when he was alive, Richard 'King Biscuit Boy' Newell - and also the two guitarists John D mentioned, Jack deKeyzer and John Lewis.

Getting back to JT's list, also add Wilson's side-project, Lee Harvey Osmond, and their album "A Quiet Evil". (It's a bit of a local supergroup, with various Cowboy Junkies and Skydiggers in addition to Wilson.) And for the assiduous searchers, there's the stunning "Beulah Land" CD by Peter Boyd. Plus there's Fred Eaglesmith, who you've heard me talk about before.

Back to John D: I'm afraid I don't have the album anymore either, so couldn't say. I won't even guess who's on it, though I did see Newell with deKeyzer and a couple of Buffalonians around the time of its release. I also saw Lewis around then with Ronnie Hawkins, but I believe Newell had parted company with Ronnie by then.

John D: Do you still have the Chicken Hawks LP that was done on the sly by Newell, deKeyzer, Stan Szelest, Ken Kalmusky (I think) and Gary Oatridge as a side-project while with Hawkins? It's pretty good, as you might imagine. Maybe recorded shortly before you and I saw them all (except Stan) with Hawkins, Helm and Penfound in '77?


Entered at Fri Jan 27 14:56:06 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Canada roots

Peter V and others have been excellent introducing many of us over here to the recent 'roots' UK performers. So here is a short review of those who might be unknown to you out there from Canada. 1. David Vest 2. Paul Deslauriers Band 3. Downchild Blues Band 4. Fathead Try those first. There are many others.

I want to say that I am a novice at this. Our expert is Bill M and I am sure John D can add to this list. Canada stands tall because of our roots.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 14:43:52 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M King Biscuit Boy's Mouth of Steel

Bill, all going well, I'm going to play Biscuit's Mama Luchie; from Mouth of Steel; in the 2nd hour of my show tomorrow. Didn't Jack de Keyzer play on this album? Perhaps John Lewis as well. I don't own that particular album; so I don't have any credits.

Thanks Bill.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 09:07:50 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The name of Alton was familiar and I checked … the Mississippi cruises dock there, and they do an Alton-Minneapolis cruise with a stop in Hannibal for Mark Twain fans. Those tugs pushing barges are “tows” even though they push rather than pull. I recall this from the talks on the Blues Cruise from New Orleans to Memphis and also that they push forty or more barges in one lot … I’d like to do the other one they do from Memphis to St Louis one day (or reverse). We found the Mississippi very relaxing … moving slowly. Most of the way just greenery because unless there was a bluff, people didn’t build along the river on the flood plain. If a tow was trying to go round a bend, you just had to stop and wait.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 04:30:50 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.213)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Haso. That wasn't Henry Townsend. Henry was the real thing. Played on some of the most important blues sessions ever, & recorded in 9 consecutive decades. But you got to see Sykes, who was amazing & far more broadly appealing & far more influential in the mainstream.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 03:07:34 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: Butch; Alton

Glenn and Jeff: my only excuse for living around that part of the Mississippi River and that particular college is that my parents worked there... so a free education. Mr. Townsend might have played w/ Roosevelt; I recall a guitar player, but I thought they introduced him as somebody "Johnson". I know a buddy that was w/ me said he never played anything that night outside the key of E, regardless of what Roosevelt was doing.

I think I like the appellation Twitler; I'd just been calling him Grabbie. Amazing to think that his party crowd can just gloss on by the old head of the KGB. What in hell happened to Reagan's evil empire?

Peter V: how perceptive. You've hit it right on the head. It's a very Twainish place. A lot of old, empty factory spaces, a major lock-and-dam behind where all kinds barges pushed by tugboats pile up, waiting to continue downriver; very much 20th and 21st century sense like Twain's paddlewheels. Many nights w/ just a few lights showing on island fishcamps, one can get transported 150 years "backards".

As to Butch Trucks: holy God damn it all to hell. To me this hurts as much as Richard in '86. He was always the rock of those guys, seemed the most grounded. I thought it little wonder that his nephew, Derek, has another-worldly calm on stage. The last time I saw the Allbros, mentioned here a couple of years back, they played all of Eat a Peach straight through. It was like Derek was taking care of his surrogate uncle Gregg, almost to where he'd keep Gregg from falling off the stage. Gregg was so ill, or whatever, that he couldn't finish lines in lyrics that he wrote (and was clearly reading). But Butch just kept on, solid; have to feel for Jaimoe especially.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 02:13:24 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie interview in 1977 documentary about Scorsese

The link gives a bit of background on how Brit Peter Hayden came to shhot a documentary about Martin Scorses in 1977. When I googled it, various release dates were cited but I found a UK review dated late 1979.

This review states that it lasts 59 minutes and includes the following sentence:

"The Hayden film, incidentally, which features a long interview with a semidrunken Robbie Robertson, also provides information on the development of 'The last Waltz'".

When I get a bit more time, I'll repeat some of the excerpts from the Robbie interview that appear in this review. Meanwhile, if anyone has access to this documentary, I'm sure that others here would like more information.


Entered at Fri Jan 27 01:58:12 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.213)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Butch Trucks Suicide & the IRS etc

When i reached the IRS part all i could think of is Twitler doesn't pay taxes.


Entered at Thu Jan 26 23:37:29 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: so cal music

yes JQ there were lots of clubs and smaller venues where one could catch great shows up and down the coast. i saw emmylou harris at a great place in san diego, bob dylan at the time of "saved", frank zappa, elvis costello, poco and loggins & messina. rick danko at the roxy in l.a.; southside johnny & asbury jukes there too. saw the original Band at the greek theatre in '76, joan baez solo at the hollywood bowl. lots of options at that time; don't know how things are these days.


Entered at Thu Jan 26 22:03:56 CET 2017 from (114.75.192.132)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Ben, see the link on this site on Bruce Bruno.


Entered at Thu Jan 26 21:23:39 CET 2017 from (104.129.192.86)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Glenn T - The South OC

HI Glenn - I've always thought the scene down there was impressive, particularly given its small size. North County San Diego pitched in too with JJ Cale and the guys from the English Beat. Maybe its desirability as a place to live helped too, stupid expensive now though: David Lindley/ El Rayo X, Missles of October and Dave Alvin/Chris Gaffney were quite reliably regular. Dick Dale lived in Newport and R Thompson lived/lives in Santa Monica, part time at least. We moved North in '04, no regrets but we do miss that aspect. And it's climate /


Entered at Thu Jan 26 20:42:05 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: JQ - LA

JQ - i lived in woodland hills, 1960 - 82. guess that makes me a valley boy. have also lived in san francisco, san luis obispo, san diego, and santa barbara. it's a big state! currently in dallas (moved here to be closer to grandchildren). i should also state for the record that i'm half canadian, eh.


Entered at Thu Jan 26 18:57:50 CET 2017 from (66.231.199.253)

Posted by:

Mark

Location: Maine

Subject: Kinda Tempted

I'm a long time lurker on this forum, but have not been checking regularly for some time now. Today, I checked in for the first time in a few months. As I'm scrolling up and down trying to follow the "kinda", "sorta", "sorely" discussion, what song do you think came on the music playing outside my office? Unfortunately, I can't add to the discussion as it was clearly "kinda" on the studio version that was played, but I'm still giving Levon credit for trying to help me follow the thread! :)


Entered at Thu Jan 26 13:37:07 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Something Else by The Kinks

The new Mojo has one of their cover discs which recreate a classic album with new artists. I always find these interesting. The latest is "Something Else by The Kinks." Most of the artists are unfamiliar or only vaguely familiar … Ty Segall gets the really hard one, one of the greatest singles of all time (Waterloo Sunset) and psychs it up. Wreckless Eric gets the other hit, Death of A Clown. Chuck Prophet gets Situation Vacant.

If you like the 1967 original, it's fun (though I still go for the originals).


Entered at Thu Jan 26 09:04:12 CET 2017 from (173.108.242.219)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Hawks and Zeligs

In "Testimony" we have the same square "Hawks" photo that was in the Time Cover story with Jerry Penfound. BUT... now inching his was Zelig like into the frame is one Bruce Bruno.

So who was that guy?


Entered at Thu Jan 26 01:47:53 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Glenn T

Hi Glenn - Where did you come up in LA? I was born in Inglewood and grew up in Westchester, 50's - 1980 and then the SoOC, San Clemente. I spent a lot of time at The Coachhouse, Golden Bear and Swallows Inn down there.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 21:41:01 CET 2017 from (114.75.192.132)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

ABE is the cheapest place to buy books online.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 19:11:45 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: So many books, so little time...and money

Looking on Amazon to see what the going price for Testimony is to decide whether to buy online or visit my local page pusher and order it through him. A couple of things on there that are raising an eyebrow. "Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark" by Tamara Saviano, apparently Mr. Clark's former publicist. Anyone?

"The Book of Levon: The Trials and Triumphs of Levon Helm" by Jamie Malanowski, a very low priced Kindle only. Anyone?


Entered at Wed Jan 25 18:05:07 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Butch Trucks-RIP

A tragic loss.The freight train that powered the Allman Brothers.A true member of the family in our home for over 45 years.We are deeply saddened.The Band,The Dead,The Allmans,Dylan-my personal obsessions through the years.Losing Butch is just terrible.RIP.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 17:46:50 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.213)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Glenn, Haso, how the hell did you find yourselves in Alton? What was the attraction of the college if that was what brought you there?

Me, I made a wrong turn in Pittsburgh & ended up in St. Louis.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 16:58:35 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA
Web: My link

Subject: Butch Trucks

Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks has left us.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 15:54:51 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

peter V

It sounds Huck Finn crossing the river from Missouri territory to me.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 15:35:46 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: alton

a final word about alton: someone pointed out to me that alton spelled backwards is "not l.a." i was born and raised in los angeles, and alton is definitely not l.a.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 05:57:51 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Who'da thunk three of us would have history in Alton, Illinois?


Entered at Wed Jan 25 04:50:25 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: haso - alton

Well haso, I attended that same little college on the bluffs, and later worked there for a whole bunch of years. Yes, the air force considered that location for their campus; I'm glad they left it for the college. Was too busy starting/raising a family during those years to see much live music, but did catch some free summer shows in St. Louis: The Jericho era Band, Ringo & his All-Stars (under the arch), Emmylou Harris and Bruce Hornsby on the riverfront (separate gigs). Caught a great Springsteen show and also Los Lobos and Nickel Creek. Thanks for sharing your memories.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 04:44:01 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Haso. You were very fortunate to catch Sykes.. & might have seen Henry Townsend with Sykes. they were running buddies, going way back... Henry played guitar, & piano, picked that up from Sykes & was great on it too.... Lived to 98, died about 5 or 6 years ago. I never saw Sykes play, but i did get to see plenty of Henry Townsend. and visit with him some. Regular guy, funny as hell. just another guy, would bullshit with anyone who wasn' t a moron. If you were a moron, you were in trouble.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 03:41:01 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: Alton

Jeff & Glenn: let's see what I can remember. Lived near Alton (Elsah, down the River Road) from 1968 until 1977. Went to a little private college on the bluffs above the Mississippi. Strange little factoid: it was the original desired location for the Air Force Academy back in the early 60's or late 50's, until some straight-laced college administrator w/ good connections called some A.F. honcho and cussed him out a blue streak. Of course that might be a Trump-style factoid/alternative f***ing fact.

There was some bar up towards College Ave we used to go for good bluegrass. Tons of local festivals; I particularly recall Dub Crouch, Norman Ford and the Rounders or something like that. Never had heard high harmony before that, kinda different than Richard's falsetto on Rockin' Chair. A local group from SIU called A Country Band. And friends used to play bluegrass in St.L at a little place called The Crock; we affectionately re-named The Crotch. SIU: I know I saw Kris K & his then wife, Rita Coolidge there, maybe Elton, Creedence, maybe Arlo. We spent a lot of early mornings at the Village Cafe on College Ave. At the time 3 buckwheat blueberry pancakes were about $1.10. Good joe too.

St.L: let's see; Dylan and our guys in '74, the Dead, Jackson Browne (w/ Bonnie Raitt to open), Joni, Doc Watson at Wash U, more I don't recall.

Favorite 2 memories or at least not exactly favorite: headed in to get tix for Lynyrd Skynyrd c. 1975 when we heard on the radio that their plane had crashed. Never the same w/out R. van Sant. Still a fucking bummmer. But so's Duane, Berry, Jimi, Richard/Ricky/M. Levan, etc,etc. And a show (I think 1972 or 3) at Wash U w/ Mr. Roosevelt Sykes. Check out his song (but I don't know where), My Baby's Ice Cream Freezer. Good humor. I'll grant you, Angie, it's not particularly pg-rated. That said, on a different note, we were glad to get text/photos of our daughter and her boyfriend in D.C. last Sat. w/ the appropriate pink hats.


Entered at Wed Jan 25 00:44:12 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Fredrik Bakman

Lee, if you get a chance give a listen to My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry. Wonderful emotionally charged book and where the character Britt-Marie comes from. Thanks for responding.


Entered at Tue Jan 24 23:25:56 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: New Dead Doc..

Rolling Stone review linked. This actually looks interesting.


Entered at Tue Jan 24 20:32:16 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Fredrik Backman

Bob, I listened to Backman's 'Britte-Marie Was Here' and enjoyed it very much. As I listen more than I read (two hours in the car each day will do that), I did not recall his name, though. I will look for more of his works.


Entered at Tue Jan 24 17:39:22 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Fredrik Backman

Has anybody else read any of Fredrik Backman's novels? He's an author from Sweden. I just love his books. So much great stuff comes from that part of the world.


Entered at Tue Jan 24 17:23:40 CET 2017 from (70.26.123.113)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Yes, Norm, but . . . are . . . you . . . really Rockin' Chair? Can we see some ID please, hmmmm?


Entered at Tue Jan 24 16:46:52 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Alarm!!!!!

Jesus! They got Peter......he's crossed over.....Wonder if He'll find what happened to Kevin J


Entered at Tue Jan 24 04:43:13 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.151)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: New Ray Davies.

But A Big Fucking Oy! Backed by The Jayhawks. I never been a fan of theirs. Have generally found their music and lyrics to be weak and trite. Not even middle of the road.


Entered at Mon Jan 23 23:59:34 CET 2017 from (73.112.66.80)

Posted by:

popsy

Web: My link

Subject: the band


Entered at Mon Jan 23 16:00:02 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Alicia Keys' Speech, Performance At The Women's March On Washington

Janelle Monae also spoke and performed as did neo-soul artist Maxwell. He covered Kate Bush's This Women's Work.


Entered at Mon Jan 23 15:41:16 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Canadians return from Women’s March on Washington, tired but uplifted
Patricia Kozicka

“I [see] how far we’ve come as women, lots of advancements — huge advancements. But I also see a threat to that advancement.”


Entered at Mon Jan 23 15:35:56 CET 2017 from (79.75.185.112)

Posted by:

Solomon

Web: My link

Subject: RIP Greg Trooper

Steve Earle did a tribute show to Greg Trooper on his Sirius XM radio show on Sunday. One of his best songs has to be Muhammad Ali (Meaning of Christmas)


Entered at Mon Jan 23 15:30:17 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band's Robbie Robertson receives the Music for Life Award at NAMM

Jan. 19, 2017

NAMM preview showcases unique products


Entered at Mon Jan 23 15:27:37 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band's Robbie Robertson receives the Music for Life Award at NAMM

Jan. 19, 2017

Silent Guitar, etc.


Entered at Mon Jan 23 13:33:33 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: David Vest and The Willing Victims: Sunday Jan. 22, 2017

We experienced with major blues pleasure the piano of David Vest yesterday at the Blue Goose in Toronto's west end (Mimico). With his band (from his cds), The Willing Victims – Teddy Leonard on guitar and two members of the legendary Downchild Blues Band – Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums, they treated us to 3 sets of straight-ahead blues which was as good as it gets. From Fathead and Downchild, The Willing Victims provided us with a great show and David led the way with his material from his own cds (Devestatin' Rhythm is the latest) as well as many blues covers. Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan were covered as well in David's interpretations and they were really good. A Little Richard encore blew the roof off the house with the keyboards smoking! A good time was had by all.

On to the Maple Leaf Blues Award show tonight. As David said (I paraphrase what he said)....Win or lose, it'll be good. If I lose, it'll be my friends who win. He is nominated (again/he has won this before) for best keyboards and Devastation' Rhythm is nominated for record of the year. (Incidentally, he was told, he said, but his record company, not to put this record out...it wouldn't be successful). If you like the blues and boogie-woogie piano, David Vest is your man. He's been around a long time and has 6 cds under his belt and a curriculum vitae from the 60s on with some impressive credentials. (check out his website).


Entered at Sun Jan 22 23:21:50 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Sorely suggest a degree of anguish caused by the temptation. Not only would it have been better, but on Levon's behalf, I take exception to the suggestion that he wouldn't' have said it. it sounds both literary and Levon to me!


Entered at Sun Jan 22 22:41:19 CET 2017 from (24.114.77.109)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I'd say the 'extremely' alone rules out 'sorely'. I see no sign that the guy was into extremes. In any case, i'd plump for 'kinda' as a better choice. Robbie likes internal rhymes, which "I'm" and tje "kin" of "kinda" is, sorta.


Entered at Sun Jan 22 18:07:37 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Pretty sure the Academy of Music version is "sorta tempted" too. Not 100%, but near.


Entered at Sun Jan 22 10:49:57 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: sorta sorely

Twenty years since I wrote that … I just put on the disc from the 2002 box set as probably the best recording. I played that line 6 times. I got "sorta" 4 times, but still thought "sorely" twice. So I think you're right. It's a bit "mud" v "blood" in that if you decide it's one rather than the other, it is.

Pity "sorely tempted" is not only a strong collocation, but has a Biblical edge that makes it sound "Southern" to my ears, in the long tradition of inflated language going back to the humorous Southern writers of the 1850s. "Sorely" is definitely the better choice in the line. "sorta" works better than "kinda" too, perhaps because it sounds closer to "sorely."

There is a difference in meaning between "kinda tempted" (ambivalent) and "sorely tempted" (extremely tempted).


Entered at Sun Jan 22 01:23:06 CET 2017 from (108.2.161.170)

Posted by:

Little Brother

Location: the Guestbook Archives

Subject: "Cripple Creek" Article Nitpick

@ Peter Viney

Peter, I was just re-reading your excellent "Up on Cripple Creek" article, and noticed this:

____________________

But you know deep down I'm kinda tempted* to go and see my Bessie again.

* (sorely tempted on The Last Waltz - an improvement)

____________________

FWIW, I hear this as "sorta tempted", not "sorely tempted". I agree that "sorely tempted" works, and is better than "kinda"-- but I think that, given Levon's natural singing style and the generally folksy, down-home ambience, it's a tad too elegant.

Just a thought. Naturally, I defer to your superior ears and experience. ;)


Entered at Sat Jan 21 22:43:15 CET 2017 from (173.3.51.5)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

I was at that Poco show. Cotton was pretty damn sick, but plated his ass off. Rusty played some beautiful steel, & Paul managed to sing the important songs really well despite being ill. Grantham was still with them, hadn't had his stroke yet. & was fucking great like always. I think that was a September or October show. That band that opened up, Niehaus, & so & so, Niehaus has some connection to Rusty.. & was probably responsible for getting Poco in that event.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 22:24:29 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: Alton

Sorry Jeff; don't know those guys. I lived in Alton or nearby for about 25 years, mid 80s till 2011. Lived through the great flood of '93. Never went to any bars, but did catch Poco playing at a street fest downtown not too many years back.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 21:29:36 CET 2017 from (173.3.51.5)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Well then Glenn, do you happen to know the Dick Brothers, Emmitt, Rudy, & Vance? Or the Bell Brothers? Charlie, Jimmy, Jack, and several more. Emmitt Dick & Jimmy & Jack Bell worked for me. Charlie and i worked together for a spell. Bob Whitlock & Bill Towel worked for me, Rick Smith.There's a bunch more... These guys would all be about 73 years old now, some a little less. Last I spoke to Emmitt he was tending bar at The Eagles Lodge. If you recall a musician/disc jockey/label owner named Gabriel, he's been living in Alton at least 16, 17 years now.Been a radio jock over 60 years... I linked something about Gabriel that I haven't read. It's from 2002 i think...He's still on the air, no longer from midnight Sunday till 6 AM Monday, now he ends his show at 3 A.M.

You need good brakes on your car if you live in or you're going through Alton. And if you spend any time there, you better know how to fight. Tough town, right on that Mississippi. One of the most significant musical shows in my life took place in the casino there.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 19:19:39 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: Alton, IL

Jeff A: I lived in Alton for many years; it does have Lewis & Clark Community College. Alton was home to the "Gentle Giant" Robert Wadlow (8' 11" tall), and birthplace to jazz great Miles Davis.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 19:04:52 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: My Wandering Mind

During our most resent sharing of "House of Blue Lights" it took me back to my childhood. I used to sing that song when I was about 5 or 6. That brought me to this next one as that era of music and Speak Easys had always fascinated me.

On picking up on this next one of my favourites I sang as a kid, I was surprised to find that Jim Lowe died last month at age 93. If you know about him at all he was great in all his career and achievements.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 18:39:08 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Margo Price

Review of MARGO PRICE at Oxford last night. She made my favourite album of 2016, and she really knows how to rock at the highest level. As so often, I have a few moans about the hall sound though.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 18:27:32 CET 2017 from (83.249.168.138)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Norbert and Aki Kaurismäki

Yes I know, I have checked out already ... but I can't help thanking my friend in arms NORBERT for mentioning Aki Kaurismäki here. Aki who? The Oscar nominated and Cannes Film Festival winning film regisseur! My link goes to his film. He shows how it was in Finland in early sixties when I was young. (Is it "me" sitting there somewhere around 1:35 or is it only a dream? And the music... if you like 'Self Portrait' you'll like this.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 16:15:00 CET 2017 from (173.3.51.5)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Quickly, Haso you didn;t state you attended college in Alton, & i doubt there is one, not even a community college. I'm guessing you went to Edwardsville. If so, you saw some great concerts there. Ever hit the blues/jazz joints in East St Louis? Some were still around in the 70s, the 80s too. Or St Louis?


Entered at Sat Jan 21 15:36:59 CET 2017 from (173.3.51.5)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Haso, in 1983, 84, I had 8 0r 9 guys from Alton working for me in the greater st Louis area. then in 97, till early 2002, i had 3- 6 of em, at various times. Siding mechanics &,roofers...I'll be back later to tell some tales. Was Fast Eddie's bar open yet when you were there? I imagine so. Hard to imagine anyone not form one f those close by towns going to college in Alton. are you from that area?


Entered at Sat Jan 21 10:19:55 CET 2017 from (81.159.120.36)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

I don't know the named singers too, BEG. But at this year's festival, there is a real commitment to celebrating the work of female singers.

And talking of female singers, I had never heard of Nicolette Larson, Rockin Chair, yet I had two Commander Cody albums back in the day. Really enjoyed her singing.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 05:32:13 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: HoBL, Feat

Norm: Great compendium of HoBL; yeah that's a 60 cent word as my dad would have said. I only wish I knew more of who all was represented... I mean obviously the Duke and the Count, but even at 0.13 a brief shot of Harpo from the back. Of course he generally let Chico play the ivories, but he wasn't unknown to. I also believe him to once be goofing around playing the piano strings on a grand as if they were a harp.

Never saw the Commander, but have enjoyed "Hot Rod Lincoln" for better than 40 years. Had a chance to see him and the Airmen at a little riverfront club in Alton, Illinois during college days and somehow didn't.

Angelina, if you're into the Concert Vault, they also have an excellent Feat show recorded at the Orpheum in Boston sometime in 1975.

Pretty much in agreement w/ most everything's been said about Emmy Lou, although the last time I saw her w/ Rodney at a free concert in Boston 2 years ago, she seemed to pretty much "mail it in". Rodney too, but not as much. Too bad, 'cause she was excellent both at Newport in about '09 w/ Alison Krause and even better the 1st time I saw her, I believe about 1978 or 9. Portland, Maine; order of business was Jerry Jeff Walker, Emmy Lou, Willie Nelson. Good stuff all the way around. I may have seen her otherwise, just don't recall; who was it moaning earlier this week about being 58 (I'd go back there already) and memory shot-to-hell?


Entered at Sat Jan 21 03:31:15 CET 2017 from (24.114.53.136)

Posted by:

Bill M

Two more LPS from the same bargain bin.

1) The Libby Titus album, which I got in the '70s and got rid of in the '80s and thought I'd try again as I've matured (or at least changed) over the years. Still don't care for it, though it's interesting to see the depth of band feeling at the time ('77) as if still one big more-or-less happy family. Robbie produces some and plays on some, Garth plays and is thanked along with Richard, the album "is lovingly dedicated to Ezra and Amy".

2)The LP by Natural Gas, the last LP released by the great Sam Goldner before he died circa 1970, on Firebird, the last of his long series of small but important record labels, including Gee and Red Bird. The group Natural Gas was Based in Montreal, but was mostly Ontarians, notably George Olliver, lead singer of Domenic Troiano's mighty '60s soul band, the Mandala, and Graham Lear, who would go on to make a name for himself as Santana's drummer.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 03:11:00 CET 2017 from (67.84.78.189)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Roger, i was only off by ten years, meant 1975.

Yesterday I filled out a withdrawal slip at the bank, go to the window. The cashier knows me a long time, neighborhood woman, asks me me "Jeff, are you in a hurry?". I said " Not at all...." she repeats "You're not in a hurry?" Me: "Nope." She: "Cause you dated this slip February, cross that out, fix it & initial it...." Her delivery could not have been better.


Entered at Sat Jan 21 02:44:57 CET 2017 from (24.114.53.136)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: HoBL

Rockin C: Gotta agree that watching film clips is better than watching a static album cover. Maybe I'll watch the Cody while listening to the Crowbar, still my favourite. Remember, since that was the only version I knew for 10+ years, it doesn't sound too fast to me.

By the way, did you ever run into an old C&W band called the Sons of the Saddle. Three Siebert brothers from Calgary, with others as the moved east to Winniped to Toronto, where in '61 they recorded an LP that a surprised me found in a bargain bin this afternoon. I have a feeling the some of them found their way to Vancouver.


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Posted by:

Rod

Wallsend, that was a great interview with John McLaughlin. Maybe Donald Trump will make music great again.


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Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Definitions

They don't really do it for me Bill. The Crowbar one is way too fast. They need that bouncey feel for the music of the times back then. If you bothered to watch Commander Cody's video they put together you may understand what I mean. It's a great video work showing a lot of old bands of the day.

Another one that deserves a listen is Canned Heat.


Entered at Fri Jan 20 15:46:24 CET 2017 from (86.31.229.95)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Jeff, you've got caught somewhere in the mixed up space-time continuum...

... the awful event today in Washington has really got to you. 1985 was only 32 years ago. Come back Ronald Reagan, all (well a little bit) is forgiven.


Entered at Fri Jan 20 05:12:05 CET 2017 from (64.229.182.103)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Toronto
Web: My link

Subject: HoBL #2

Rockin C: Another good version, from the early '80s, is by Professor Piano (i.e., Scott Cushnie, or Magoo as Robbie calls him in "Testimony") and the Canadian Aces. Slower and truer to the original.

Surely it was no coincidence that Cushnie and Crowbar main-man Kelly Jay grew up together in Oakville, just west of here - along with bassist Chuck Daniels. In the early '60s (after Scott had left the Hawks), the three played together in Kelly Jay and the Crowns, along with Scott and Robbie's fellow Suede, Peter Deremigis. And then Kelly and Chuck joined Larry Lee and the Leesures, who would end up living with the Hawks at a hotel on Jarvis Street. (Robbie mentions the hotel in "Testimony", but not the Leesures.)


Entered at Fri Jan 20 04:51:08 CET 2017 from (64.229.182.103)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: house of blue lights

Rockin C: My favourite version of the "House Of Blue Lights" is the first I heard - the linked 1971 version by Crowbar. It seems to me that the crazed piano is a musical guest - Doug Riley, I suspect.


Entered at Fri Jan 20 03:43:31 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.39)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: The Last Waltz is Still Paying People

The Last Waltz at 40 tour hits Long Island Feb 3rd.

Great new music can go fly a kite. Good & great new bands or many good solid old bands can't get gigs &/or can't get people to gigs, but, people run to see tributes to 40 year Old Concerts & old popular bands.


Entered at Fri Jan 20 03:11:05 CET 2017 from (114.75.71.187)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

John McLaughlin on the state of the music industry and jazz. I have huge respect for John as both a musician and a person. Unlike our guys he didn't squander his money and talent on nonsense.


Entered at Fri Jan 20 00:46:35 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.39)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Subject: Feb 1975 for the Commander & Emmy Lou

February 1975 I was 16. Only 58 & I'm a senile fuck, can't think or type worth a trump inaugural commemorative coin.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 22:35:22 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.39)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

I caught The Commander & his lost Planet Airmen in Feb 1985. At the Troubador in LA. I was 16, my cousins neighbors who were Australian musicians took me & my friend.

During his set The Commander introduced EmmyLou Harris, who came out in white buckskin, looked absolutely beautiful, & sang some from her about to be released record.Probably a Burrito song or two. I just remember how gorgeous she was, how beautiful her voice was, & that the Lost Planet Airmen smoked..Sheesh, i was 16 & it was 42 years ago. ... A month or two or three later I caught her & her first Hot Band, I'm pretty sure at The Capital Theatre in Pasaic, N.J. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Brewer & Shipley were on the bill. Possibly another act. that was one hot show.......I've seen her a few more times over the years,it's still coming to me.... one was with that bluegrass band she ran for a minute, & i think one time with Barry Tashian in her band...& maybe one or two more. I'm pretty sure it was twice in the beginning, not once, while Rodney was in her band.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 21:15:22 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Just one more

I can't say why, but I haven't listened to Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen in a long while.

Who can forget one of the prettiest girls with a great voice Nicolette Larson. She did a lot of work with Neil Young. Here with Commander Cody she sings this ballad for all the old wacky tabbacky smokers.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 20:48:39 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: A foot note

I think it was 1946 that Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack played House of Blue Lights. Their recording is on youtube, with pictures of them. Ella Mae is gawd damn gorgeous!


Entered at Thu Jan 19 20:34:14 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Commander Cody - House of Blue Lights

Haso, I expect you may have seen this. Although Ray Benson does this song well, to real get the feel of where this song came from and the times, every one needs to watch this old video. It's wonderful!


Entered at Thu Jan 19 17:12:59 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Maria McKee. She is here with her band Lone Justice performing Shelter. When she lets her hair down.....same look as when she's hanging around for Robbie's Somewhere Down The Crazy River. I watched Robbie on MMM? say that for the video he was thinking about someone who looked like white trash for the video. Yuck! I never liked Maria in his video as she's a musician herself not someone to be dancing around for someone's fantasies. He does kiss her passionately at the end. Still.....Maria.......Have him in your videos! ;-D

For Maria's solo recordings I really enjoy Life Is Sweet 1996 and You Gotta Get Sinned To Get Saved 1993....also cover of Van's The Way Young Lovers Do.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 16:56:20 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sarah and Robbie


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Canadian Sarah McLachlan who brought the world LILTH FAIR feat. Robbie Robertson - World On Fire

"Alternate official version. This one's served as a promo for TNT miniseries 'Into The West'. Clips of the show mixed with footage of Sarah and Robbie. Directed by Paul Fedor."

If my memory serves me well it was also Robbie who presented Sarah with her first Juno Award.

Apologies to dayna manning and wild strawberries who performed on previous clip at Lilith Fair Concert on that particular night. I was at the Lilith Fair Concert where Emmylouuu was performing. I posted first concert I found.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 16:44:21 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you DUNC!!!!! I will have to check out those female artists as I don't know any of them.

Hi South! I won't bend when it comes to my politics as I'm all about bread and butter issues. Loved watching Sanders the other day interrogating re health care. He's right on! Having ACCESS to health care is not the same as HAVING THE RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE IN MOST INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES (JAPAN 70% FRED?) IN THE WORLD HAS UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE EXCEPT FOR THE USA!!!! I STILL DON'T GET IT!

Link is to why Lilth Fair happened.......Promoters at the time didn't think having more than one female artist on a bill would bring in fans to the shows. Over an hour of various artists performing. I see that it was Patti Griffin was the woman who I couldn't remember who I also saw at the Concert Against Landmines.

singers: Jewel, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Meredith Brooks, Shawn Colvin

special appearances : pat benatar , paula cole , yugchen lhamo , julia fordham , patty girffin, emm gryner , lisa loeb

Fred...Thanks very much. I think the first time I heard Willin' was via Linda Ronstadt. She had a way of making songs by others hers as well. Same as with The Eagles' Desperado.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 10:59:34 CET 2017 from (81.159.120.36)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Empowerment of women through song

Our big folk music festival starts today it is huge. Folk encompasses a wide range of music at this festival. Lot of interesting world acts. Olivia Newton John is putting in an appearance.

There is a theme of 'empowerment of women through song' at the festival with many lady singers. You'd like this BEG. See link.

Maybe soon we'll see Roseann at it, Bob.

Now, can I get motivated to go?


Entered at Thu Jan 19 10:38:10 CET 2017 from (81.159.120.36)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Thanks

Thanks Haso, Rockin Chair and BEG.

Enjoyed clip Bassmanlee.

My favourite female singer is Maura O'Connell. I'm playing a lot of her just now. She's worked a lot with Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck and has a wide repetoir.

Here she is singing a wonderful song by an Irishman, Gerry O'Beirne, who as well as being a really good songwriter is a good guitarist. He has toured as part of THe Waterboys. Enjoy this great song. She doesn't write songs, but what a voice.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 04:33:44 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

Subject: Little Feat

Did someone mention Little Feat?

Angelina (and anyone else inclined to do so):

My link (if working properly) should take you to a Little Feat show from 1974. It's a good one.

Lots of other shows at archive.org. But I do prefer the Lowell George era Little Feat the most.

His solo album (from 1979) is a decent little record, too.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 02:40:34 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Asleep at The Wheel

Thanks for the nod Haso. It's good to hear Dunc got turned on to these guys. One of the best in country swing. Here is one of Ray Benson's songs that I got a lot of mileage out of when I was in the circuit.


Entered at Thu Jan 19 01:29:50 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: 5 and Asleep

Good points on gb/women musicians, BEG. I always thought Joni's piece, both from Scorcese and the entire TLW kinda 2nd only to Van and Muddy. Not that it's much use to rank TLW performers. I certainly never understood complaints about her playing songs that were current to her at the time; so, she was heading into her Mingus-jazz phase. What's the sin in that? If anybody in r 'n' r could handle that I would think it would be the Band. Yeah, you need some Little Feat. I especially like Waiting for Columbus because they've got the Tower of Power horn section on stage. If anyone here likes total funk (not including Levon's sensibility sometimes in his drumming), you can't go wrong w/ any early Tower of Power when Lenny Williams sang and Lenny Pickett (later to be long-time leader of SNL band, post-G. E. Smith) was featured on tenor.

Dunc: now that you've found AatW (I couldn't watch your link, probably a U.S./Scotland thing), search out their version of "House of Blue Lights"... really swings. If I'm not mistaken, some of Norm's fairly recent links to Merle Haggard have he & Willie Nelson playing w/ some of the Asleep guys. Definitely their leader, Ray Benson is on the you tubes I saw... wonderful baritone voice; probably their fiddle and pedal steel too.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 17:20:27 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

.....and since it was Paul Young's birthday yesterday! Happy Healthy Belated Birthday to singer-songwriter, soulful, and sexy.......Paul Young!
I never get tired of this video. We had so much energy in the eighties.....Yes we did! ;-D


Entered at Wed Jan 18 17:03:59 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

.....and Alison Moyet was at Live Aid 1985. Here she is with Paul Young. It was at Paul Young's outdoor concert in Toronto with Robert Palmer's Power Station.....I discovered I needed glasses for distance. lol


Entered at Wed Jan 18 16:39:18 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob F...You're an honorary member of the club if you dig Mink DeVille as well! Toronto's Paul James was in Willy's band in the mid-eighties for a brief time. He had similar look but you can tell he needed to be his own person and not play in anyone's band but his own.

It was 1985......I remember it so well when Sade came on the stage at Live Aid. I watched the entire telecast from England to Philly. Only Phil Collins was at both places. Partner likes her because her music has a jazzy feel.

glenn t...Emmylouuu for sure! She could be on anyone's list. First time I saw her was at Canadian Sarah McLaughlin's Lilith Fair. She had presence on stage as you could tell all the younger female musicians were in awe of her. Concert was great venue for men who wanted to meet women as well. lol Second time was on the same bill with Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Maple Leaf Gardens wasn't the right venue for her band. Third time at Massey Hall for Concert Against Landmines. Perfect......along with Steve Earle......humble and inspiring, Bruce Cockburn......amazing guitar picker and John Prine first time. Great storyteller!

Bassmanlee...It's all good when you're playing any kind of music. Play on!

Yesterday we saw Silence. I was the one who didn't find it slow. Although I had to look away at times due to brutal violence I left the Theatre thinking so much about religion in a way I never had before. After I went for my first class in Tai Ji (told it's not really Tai Chi).......yikes........This discipline will emphasize wherever you have challenges....for me the knees due to skipping for many years and two terrible falls.....others in the class......their lower back, their shoulder. In Louise L Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life.....Those of us who have knee problems as I'm sure I'm not alone here......

Knee...represents pride and ego...

Mantra...I am flexible and flowing.

Knee Problem...Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear. Inflexibility. Won't give in...

Mantra...Forgiveness. Understanding. Compassion. I bend and flow with ease, and all is well.
Yup! She's got my number....very true.

Anyone want any info on someone else's problems? ;-D


Entered at Wed Jan 18 14:28:47 CET 2017 from (129.42.208.184)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

BEG, for sure. Garland, Ani, The Waterboys, Mink DeVille, Lou amongst my all time favorites. They all played many times in the tri state area so I've seen them a bunch. Link is to one of my favorite Garland songs, City Kids.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 14:17:46 CET 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Demo, Cactus Blossoms

Thanks, Peter. That's exactly what it's for. Glad you liked it.

Coincidentally, the boys are working up a cover of the Cactus Blossoms' 'Stoplight Kisses', which is apparently in heavy rotation on the University of Pennsylvania station (WXPN). While we mainly do oldies, the sound and feel make it a good fit.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 14:14:03 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stoplight Kisses

Link to official Cactus Blossoms video of "Stoplight Kisses." My review linked on previous post.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 14:09:34 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Cactus Blossoms

Review of The Cactus Blossoms with fine support band Junco Shakers. The Cactus Blossoms are brothers from Minneapolis, and this was the first gig of their 2017 European Tour. It sets the bar very high for concerts this year! Brilliant. They sound like the Everly Brothers, the original songs are powerful, and they covered Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Lefty Frizell, The Kinks, Patsy Cline & The Beatles. That’s eclectic.

For a Band connection, they did Down South in New Orleans.

Read the full review.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 11:10:45 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I enjoyed that Bassman Lee … it's a sampler to get gigs, I assume? Nice choice of material. I like the idea of combining Stay and Hey! Baby. "Stay" has magic with audiences, as Jackson Browne found. We recorded a version for our last ELT course, and when we did talks played the recording before and after … it really does put people in the right mood.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 07:34:20 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

The Leafs are looking good-ish so far this season. Maybe this year is THE year. : )


Entered at Wed Jan 18 07:03:00 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Recording of February 2017
The Last Waltz 40th

The Gift that keeps giving. ;-D

By Robert Baird
Jan 17, 2017

Bob F...We have a lot of the same musical references. :-D

Jed...I'll always be a fan from a far.....of Derek Rose as I remember how great he was before all of his injuries. Wall and Westbrook are still the roadrunners but one day things will be different for them too.

Fred...We have Austin Matthews now so not all awful but he's American? ;-D

Dunc...You're always in my club as you're an outspoken Louuu fan as not many of us here. You either get him or you don't. We did.....Peter too and St. Kitts and Garland Jeffreys!


Entered at Wed Jan 18 06:52:56 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sundance Exclusive: Trailer For ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World’ Featuring Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson, More

January 16, 2017

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” will have its first screening
Sunday, January 22nd at 9 PM
Yarrow Hotel Theatre Park City Utah.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 04:51:41 CET 2017 from (76.254.55.194)

Posted by:

Scott

Web: My link

What happened to the Audio Files page?


Entered at Wed Jan 18 02:47:51 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: bassmanlee

Lee. That's what it's all about. Having fun. Not bad brother. I was waiting for a one armed go go dancer to come out when the TWO couples were dancing. HaHa


Entered at Wed Jan 18 00:15:59 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Knicks

Jed, I totally agree with everything you said. Melo isn't the player he was a couple years ago. He still can score in bunches but the rest of his game is limited.


Entered at Wed Jan 18 00:14:38 CET 2017 from (72.78.140.180)

Posted by:

bassmanlee

Location: DE, USA
Web: My link

Subject: No Sh*t! I'm YouTube

My admittedly amateur basement band (four old men with day jobs who practice once a week, if the creek don't rise) on rare occasion get to play out for people. Our drummer's son put this phone-recorded video together. Yeah, we suck. But we have a whole lotta fun. I only wish the editor knew a clam when one was laid. Oh, well, my 15, or 5:06 minutes of fame.

See, I am a real person. Mr. Wigo can attest, having seen us play. We can't be too bad, as we have four bookings there this summer.

Oops, time to go to practice.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 23:13:05 CET 2017 from (72.69.195.161)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG-The Knicks

Porzingis is nursing a chronic achilles.But,they suck anyway.Rose & Melo cannot contain or keep up with their men & the ball "sticks" when Melo gets it & Rose is always 3 seconds late to pass & usually does his own thing.He is a superb athlete but limited in his range.Noah has a bit left-so,for 72 MILLION(HUH?) he can rebound & play defensively at about 25% of what he was.I can go on & on, but no need to bore the reader.They stink.I've been a loyal fan since the mid sixties, but since '73 its been a rough ride to love the Knicks.The melodrama that surrounds the team is further difficulty that is not helpful.Phil has done some good things(Porzingis!!!) but his management style is disappointing to say the least.The defense is terrible & the lack of brains, effort & injuries, among other things, makes for the mess the Knicks are in!


Entered at Tue Jan 17 21:11:23 CET 2017 from (70.121.40.130)

Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: let's not overlook...

EMMYLOU HARRIS! classy, dedicated, great duet partner, and so much more.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 17:00:53 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

1979...My only Vinyl by David Jo. Absolutely amazing performer who I saw at The Bottom Line in NYC when there was hope.....It would not be shut down. Canada's Jane Siberry made us Canadians proud that night too. Other amazing night with David was on Levon Helm's Bluezzz Cruise with Sumlin in NYC as well.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 16:38:47 CET 2017 from (129.42.208.183)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Sweet Afton

Dunc, I've never seen or heard that. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 16:37:07 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I've seen Bonnie Raitt with Eric Clapton. What was interesting for me was that they both performed together at the end of the concert. Why?

I've seen Joni Mitchell at Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in Niagara Falls, NY, her 70th birthday celebration at Massey Hall with many artists as she was on stage watching the performers but she didn't sing......and the other time was at Maple Leaf Gardens with Bob Dylan. Joni performed first then Bob. At the end of the show.......Nope! They did not perform together.........


Entered at Tue Jan 17 16:31:00 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sincere apologies to haso. My last comment was for you as well. I've entered a new decade last month and I'm not as sharp as I used to be. Sorry haso....You're one of the posters here who are always a pleasure to share thoughts and ideas. Thank you. :-DDDDD
Btw I don't even have Little Feat in my collection! Thanks for reminding me.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 16:24:52 CET 2017 from (24.114.74.46)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: viciousness or vichisoise

Peter V: Hang the potato, I figured Roz at the first insult.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 16:12:16 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Entered at Thu Dec 29 03:46:23 CET 2016 from (67.71.41.191)
Posted by:
brown eyed girl
Female Musicians for island disc. No particular order.

Joni Mitchell
Amy Winehouse
Annie Lennox
Patti Smith
Ani DiFranco
Stevie Nicks
Joan Armatrading
Rickie Lee Jones...Full Album linked. My very last Rolling Stone Newspaper I received....Article had Tom Waits leaving Rickie. She stayed in bed (by herself) for two weeks. Now that's depression big time.

Out of the artists mentioned I've seen Joni Mitchell three times, Annie Lennox, Ani DiFranco. I missed Stevie Nicks as she wasn't touring at the time with Fleetwood Mac. Whenever I posted about Amy Winehouse....I've even posted probably her best concert....no response. Does someone have to post disparaging comments about female artists before we even acknowledge their existence? I'm guilty too. When artists of any kind have to have a huge ego and thick skin in order to survive the constant criticism....constant.....For female artists.....absolutely brutal.

For example...Joni Mitchell.....Ah she's too self-indulgent....She didn't belong in TLW. Usually people who aren't in touch with their own feeeeeelings have issues with those who do. Some of the Band's musicians couldn't even keep up with all of Joni's chord changes? And Joan Baez....I'm not a huge fan of her singing voice myself but I respect her as an artist and as an activist....but when I read here at times how she messed up the lyrics for TNTDDD.......So? Personally I have to really work hard to remember lyrics as they don't come easily........t was her version that I heard on the radio all the time.....not The Band's. As Marianne Faithful says after performing Why'd Ya Do It? with Garth Hudson....."I feel better now".

Dunc...I only posted four recordings because I get obsessive....surprise surprise and only listened to those four. There was not another one to post. I usually listen to my Nano (no idea why I didn't buy myself an iPod.....sheeesh!) at the gym and when walking around town with shuffle constantly on as I like to be surprised. It also feels like I'm listening to my own progressive radio station with mixed genres. It works for me. :-D


Entered at Tue Jan 17 14:33:43 CET 2017 from (129.42.208.182)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Woman Artists

Norm, thanks and you're absolutely right on about Bonnie Raitt. My link is to her version of Tennessee Waltz with another great artist Norah Jones.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 14:27:49 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Take 5

Thanks Bob and Fred. Plenty of music for me to get on with. I feel I missed Patti Smith.

But I really like Patti singing "Sweet Afton" by Burns with Michael Marra in concert in Scotland. Micheal Marra was a great Scottish songwriter who passed away a couple of years ago. See link.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 13:40:09 CET 2017 from (129.42.208.182)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: Last 5

Patti Smith - Horses

David Johansen - First solo record containing the classics Funky But Chic, Frenchette, Girls, Donna & Lonely Tenement.

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing

Stevie Nicks- Deluxe editions of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart contains so many extra goodies.

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black Like Janis, her music was so great it will last forever.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 12:38:43 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Is there still time for my latest played 5? Or should that be lastest 5 played : )

London Calling- The Clash

The Modern Lovers- The Modern Lovers

Marquee Moon - Televison

Live at the El Mocambo (1978 bootleg) - The Cars

Black Sea - XTC

As you can see I've been on a proto/post punk new wave kind of time-travelling journey, revisiting my teenage years recently. : )

The New York Knicks are the Maple Leafs of the NBA. ; )


Entered at Tue Jan 17 11:28:57 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

You're spot on, Peter. I had worked it out too.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 11:14:36 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Here Come The Girls

My last two “Top 10s” of the year, LPs and songs, have included:

Natalie Merchant, The Unthanks, Amy Helm, Simi Stone, Margo Price, Beyoncé, Fay Hield, Cyndi Lauper, Louise Goffin, Rhianna Giddens, Anna Mitchell, Susannah Hoffs.

Best live concerts over a few years … Natalie Merchant, Carole King, Fay Hield, Emmylou Harris, Thea Gilmore, Eliza Carthy, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, KT Tunstall, Lulu, Martha Reeves, PP Arnold, The Unthanks. I wish I’d seen RoseAnne Fino too.

BUT the remarks about female artists, were I judged to be from a shapeshifter or avatar not a surprise new poster. The right wing comments, the “Real American” stuff. Though it is getting more subtle. It had baked potato when I'd expected a squirrel recipe … so, how are you doing Roz?

Link to my current ear worm, "Funnel of Love" by Cyndi Lauper.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 10:55:40 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Last Five

Thanks everybody for naming their last five.

South...surely you can't hate all women singers. Just now I'm into music from Texas and am playing Texas Swing. This is after buying an "Asleep At The Wheel Album".

I love this YouTube clip "Bump Bounce Boogie" by Asleep At The Wheel. Really enjoy this lady's singing, but I don't know anything about her. This cheers me up.

BEG. I keep listening to Joe Cocker and love the album. Great to see him in concert. Also, like yourself, I was a fan of Lou and saw a great concert by him about 10 years ago. He said how much he liked the Scottish film "Trainspotting".

The intelligence of my computer! Aagh! When I went back to check the preview of my post, the advertisement had changed to "Trainspotting 2"!


Entered at Tue Jan 17 04:28:39 CET 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: last played

So BEG, you've got it as 4 last played & Peter has it as 5. I'll go w/ him, this time, even though at least we share a continent. No offense intended: Dunc, Wallsend, Peter V, jh, et.al.; in fact w/ today's comments from "Grabby" (what I've decided will be a stand-in reference to the upcoming "leader of the free world"), one begins (again) to wonder if England, Scotland, Australia, Norway or the Great White North might not be preferable homelands to this one. Oh well: the last 5 cd's.

Soundboard mix of Live at the Academy, disc 3

Little Feat, Waiting for Columbus

(Chosen by my spouse, a great shock I must say; enroute somewhere) The Complete Basement Tapes, disc 3

Norah Jones, Day Breaks

T-Bone Walker, Stormy Monday, the Sonny Lester collection recorded 1968


Entered at Tue Jan 17 03:09:23 CET 2017 from (64.229.182.103)

Posted by:

Bill M

It struck me yesterday, listening to "Blood on the Tracks", that "Tangled Up In Blue" could be a sequel to "The Weight" (and also a couple of other Band songs), and "Shelter From The Storm" the prequel. "Lily, Rosemary etc." seems like pure Band pastiche, with a hundred verses just to bug Robbie.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 00:38:41 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: People Have The Power

Patti Smith's anthem.


Entered at Tue Jan 17 00:36:24 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Respect

Bob F. I don't think your point of your resent posts is lost on any of us. If a person doesn't like a particular artist for what ever reason is their own business.

To disrespect all female artists makes no sense and is Trump like. To add to you comments, Bonnie Raitt is a super guitar picker song writer and singer. Many men are honoured to play music with her. There are many more women who deserve recognition for their talents and their work.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 15:27:51 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

....maybe next time with Porzingis and we still haven't seen what Sullinger what will add to The Raptors.

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (EPK)


Entered at Mon Jan 16 15:01:39 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Bob F. We both know what memories can bring. They bring diamonds and rust.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 14:43:01 CET 2017 from (64.229.245.155)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JANUARY 12, 2017
Robbie Robertson On The Show

Hi Dunc. The last four recordings I've been listening to:
Adele 25 for South ;-D
Joe Cocker...Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Van Morrison...Keep Me Singing
The Waterboys...Modern Blues

NY Nicks Fans...You have Carmelo, Rose and Noah. What's up?!

The one sport I don't watch is American football. If I had to watch and cheer...Any team but Brady's.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 14:41:35 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Joan Baez doing Oh Freedom

Joan Baez's got more heart, more soul, more courage, more rock and roll then 99% of male artists that ever picked up a guitar.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 14:35:04 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Joan Baez Ain't Gonna Let Nobody

Joan Baez letting freedom ring.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 14:32:24 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Joan Baez

Joan Baez doing her beautiful version of Swing Low Sweet Chariot.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 13:34:59 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Norm, this is very worrying. I watched the video and got really excited about a blonde … but it was a blonde Epiphone guitar. Think i'd better go and get a check up!


Entered at Mon Jan 16 11:34:39 CET 2017 from (114.75.205.187)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I am sure this tiny snippet from Knocking on Heaven's Door from the '74 tour has been posted before but worth looking at again.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 07:27:48 CET 2017 from (210.86.95.167)

Posted by:

Rod

sounds very painful and serious Rocking Chair. Mine was a more simple fracture/break caused by the key in the drill bit whipping around and hitting my finger. I was normally very careful about unplugging before changing a drill ....


Entered at Mon Jan 16 05:28:47 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: BOOBS!!!!

I think all you old geezers should watch this Bellamy Brothers song and vid. Peter V! you better keep the oxygen close....you old fart......you'll probably have a jammer :-)


Entered at Mon Jan 16 02:07:28 CET 2017 from (64.229.182.103)

Posted by:

Bill M

JT: Unfortunately, I'm missing this year's MapleBlues Awards, though I've gone to the last 10 or so. Vest performed two years ago, and won last year. Have fun.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 01:57:49 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Greg Trooper has died.


Entered at Mon Jan 16 00:41:56 CET 2017 from (173.193.202.116)

Posted by:

South

Something prompted me to express myself in a less than gentlemanly fashion but I have forgotten what it was. I am aware that the vast majority of you folks is of the leftist persuasion and I am ware that I am a REAL American and Real Americans are Not politically correct. Someone asked me what my 5 favorite albums were or something like that. I listen to Sinatra. I listen to Harry Nilsson. I listen to Native American material and this afternoon while chowing down on a baked potato cooked off the grid I listened to an old Dean Martin album I had put on cassette. I enjoy Dylan, Tom Waits and The Band. I hate women artists. I take enough of that crap from the old lady. Any other questions before I ask the guy or girl with jh as a moniker what I did to have ONLY my posts removed and NO ONE ELSES?


Entered at Sun Jan 15 23:57:54 CET 2017 from (89.229.90.83)

Posted by:

Andy

Web: My link

Subject: concerts with dylan

I really love to hear concerts The band with guest stars like B. Dylan. greeetzz


Entered at Sun Jan 15 23:00:19 CET 2017 from (114.75.206.74)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I know there is quite a bit of discussion about the post-production work that was put into TLW back in the 1970s but I wonder what was done with the Rhino set. That included a lot more music but was put out after Richard and Rick had passed. I suppose it was 'improved' digitally.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 22:30:31 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Take a seat/geezer time

Westcoaster - I think it's acceptable now for older players to perform sitting down. I noticed Leo Kotke awhile back and when I saw Richard Thompson solo (age 67) last year he sat through his whole show, no matter the pace - I didn't really notice it again after he had played for a few minutes. I think Mark Knofpler might too. It'll probably make the news though when K Richards sits! I think a high bar stool usually precedes a chair -


Entered at Sun Jan 15 22:14:19 CET 2017 from (84.212.118.250)

Posted by:

jh

Insults etc. removed. Calm down or take it somewhere else, please.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 22:12:19 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Thye digets!

Rod, not sure if you noticed, a while before Christmas I cut my first finger on my left hand with a zip cutter. If you aren't familiar that is a 7 inch disc on an electric angle grinder. We cut wire rope, (cable) with it. I slipped and fell forward a little and lucky I didn't cut my finger off. They are a wicked tool. A lot of Polysporin and keeping it clean and bandaged got it healed up.

From the work I've always done with axes, knives, etc I think I've got 9 scars on that finger. I'm not very good I guess, but pretty lucky.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 21:59:26 CET 2017 from (108.2.161.170)

Posted by:

Little Brother

Location: the Guestbook Archives

Subject: Thanks for CF Info!

Thanks for all of the informed responses to my "Chest Fever" question. FWIW, I should've mentioned that I have the 2002 4-CD Rhino edition of TLW (no DVD).

Peter V, it doesn't rise to the level of "great minds thinking alike", but I also had the thought that someday still another "new" remastered TLW might be released with CF and more obscure outtakes, etc.

And unless it's in a format I don't "support"-- I don't have a Blu-Ray player-- I'll probably buy it!

I might argue with myself over whether I need still another "Shape I'm In", "TNTDODD", etc. But I'm truly a sucker for The Genetic Method/Chest Fever. I especially enjoy the bonus of listening to the way Garth continually tweaked and evolved his sound with sythesizers.

Apart from CF, listen to Garth's work on "Four Strong Winds". Many accomplished rock musicians could provide an acceptable keyboard accompaniment-- but only Garth could actually summon the elements!


Entered at Sun Jan 15 21:58:42 CET 2017 from (210.86.95.167)

Posted by:

Rod

I busted my left hand index finger in Feb last year. Still can bend it properly but I can at least play the mandolin again. Was a good exercise though trying to play with out it.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 21:38:16 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Not Quite.......Yet

Well Jerry...messing around down in my music room organizing cassette tapes, (I guess I got about 300) and making the room a little more organized I kept looking at my guitars.

My finger is pretty healed up tho' still pretty painful when I do certain things like pulling the starting rope on my chain saw. Any way I decided to give it a try. I picked up and plugged in my guitar that is easiet to play. My Epiphone (Wiltshire Pro). This guitar has been altered and has a Aria Telecaster neck. Still with the original pickups. One Hummbucker and one double coil. It kicks ass and is beautiful to play I just tried a few cords and a couple of simple riffs. The pain was unbearable. No one who isn't a player can imagine the effort of playing a guitar. Also the work of standing for four hours a night with a guitar hung on your shoulder.

I was encouraged tho' that the finger will still bend. I guess it with take a few months of work and putting up with it until it works normally.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 21:28:10 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: James Hunter Toppermost

Link to my Toppermost on James Hunter … written before the current album.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 20:08:17 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria intermittently

Subject: Superman-X= Bizarro

Its the Bizarro world. An alternate universe.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 20:01:20 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: I gotta KNOW!!!

I wondered about that Jerry :-) Have any of yuz been watching Alex Baldwin on SNL???

Last night we wuz in bed when it came on. So Baldwin is Trump. He is assuring everyone he is stepping away from his company and his sons are going to run them. Then he introduces his sons as Beevus and Butthead.....I gawd damn near soiled the bed. He's sure getting a lot of mileage out of this.

I've decided that people like "South" here are "Trumpeters". Blowing their horn just like their choice for their "Commander in Chief". This is really seriously getting to be like a Monty Python film.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 19:29:45 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

The James Hunter 6 is really good. Thanks.

Hope you enjoy playing it for a long time, Rockin Chair.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 19:26:39 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria intermittently

Subject: JR=JT

I must have been thinking of the mathematical guitarist.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 18:40:46 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JR

Location: Toronto & Victoria intermittently

Subject: Blown away/David Vest

Hi R.C. In Toronto hopefully to see David Vest win a blues award next week. Air pods. Blown away. Fantastic!


Entered at Sun Jan 15 17:47:51 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Nosey/ JT & Informative

Where in hell you been Jerry? Holidaying in Florida again....you criminal.

Well I just received yesterday, (from Toronto) a new machine. When we moved back to our house here in Port Alice a couple of years ago, we were sorting out and taking to the thrift store a lot of old stuff, (as Dunc was just saying, Hello Dunc!)

My old Gerrard turntable I'd had since 1977 along with the Sanyo tuner and speakers. The turn table was falling apart. A few days ago I was getting a lecture because records, cd's, dvd's, cassettes and video tapes were stacked on the floor here and there in my music room down stairs, (now a days it's called a "man cave"?). I found a really nice book case with sections for records, dvd's etc, (in teak) in Campbell River and cleaned the place up. Now I thought I should start looking for a record player.

On line I found this little outfit. It is called a "Pyle home entertainment" It is built from wood to look like an old RCA player. The top is turn table. The front is done in brass and accepts the cd's. One side is a dock for your smart phone to play or down load music, (even from the turntable). The other side takes cassette tapes. It is a small unit so it doesn't have a big sound but has good clarity.

The astonishing thing, I ordered it on line. The tracking said it should arrive this coming Tuesday. It was sitting on my front step yesterday only 3 days after ordering. The first record to play was a new copy I haven't played yet. I bought it 2 years ago at London Drugs in Courtenay.....Music From Big Pink.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 17:47:07 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The weight

Can't get away from YouTube … the next thing that popped up is The Lumineers, with Simone Felice guesting on drums and vocals at the Duchess County Festival … Simi Stone also takes a verse. The Weight, of course.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 17:37:07 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Tribute to Levon

While looking for James Hunter videos, this Simone Felice one popped up … recorded just after Levon passed away as a tribute. With Simi Stone on violin and vocal too.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 17:32:06 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

"Hold On" the latest James Hunter album is on Daptone Records, the same label as Sharon Jones. A link to a nice "Balcony TV" video of James Hunter Six in London.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 16:42:59 CET 2017 from (65.94.49.149)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria & Toronto intermittently

Subject: James Hunter

I must comment on James Hunter as I did when my event happened. Its worth mentioning this again since Sharon Jones has died. James Hunter opened for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings in Victoria a couple of years ago and we were there. It was a small venue and we were sitting in the front of the theatre. He was excellent and faithful to the music form. We highly recommend James Hunter.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 15:57:06 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: James Hunter Six

Try this one. It's like watching a soul band in 1969.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 15:08:42 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That's 6 albums and 4 artists I don't know, Peter.

I'm in from the garden and playing 'Good As I Been To You' by Bob Dylan.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 13:07:51 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Last Five played

Last 5 CDs: played

You’re dreaming: The Cactus Blossoms

Hold On: The James Hunter Six

Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: Margo Price:

Ronnie Hawkins (1959)

Linda Jones: Precious, The Anthoogy 1963-72

NEXT PLAY (sitting waiting to be inserted): 22 Classic Cuts: Little Richard


Entered at Sun Jan 15 12:25:30 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Collecting

I've always been a keen collector - books, records, art, postal history, European cities, plants in my garden. I come from comfortable poverty so I have had no moneyed back ground.

I love looking at collections. In Glasgow we have a world class art collection which was put together by an industrialist. But I like collections which have been put together by ordinary individuals. For example a grocer down the road from me, now deceased, living in an inexpensive flat put together a collection of Arctic/Antartic postal history which he sold to Cambridge University for a vast sum towards the end of his life.

I like when I hear that established stars still keep collecting - Peter V's post on seeing Jimmy Page still collecting. Ricky Ross must have a good collection - great knowledge.

I would like to see some of my fellow GBers collections because we are the true collectors, most people give up.

I've cleared out. Sold my postal history. Cleared out the books gradually apart from history and politics - for over five years, I've read every book I owned then passed them to charity.

Will never part with the art works or many CDS, but I think I would like to clear out some of the CDs. Too many. I have my A collection and my B collection. Maybe time to sell some of the B collection.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 11:48:47 CET 2017 from (31.50.123.78)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: South

Welcome to the guestbook, South. Put the knife down South, nobody likes a murdered cheesecake.

What's on your playlist? Try to get involved in a discussion. You'll feel better. What's the last five albums you have played?

And fellow GBers, you must always remember that getting angry at a laptop only spoils your day...and no other person's. It's not like grabbing somebody in the pub.

I always liked when David P posted his last five albums played. I had never heard of many of them and YouTube is good for listening to other GB guys' music.

Here's the last five albums I've played.

Neil Young - Massey Hall 1971. Really like the album but his talking between the songs could be a lot better. When he mentions Canada, many of the Canadians clap, but he has decided not to live there and goes on about his ranch in the USA.

The Band - my 'new' remastered CD. I wish 'Get Up Jake' had been put on the original album.

Michael Marra - 'Posted Sober'. World Class singer songwriter.Scottish. When Abba broke up, the guy who wrote the music visited him to explore the possibility of working together.

Jock Tamson's Bairns - 'Rare'. My favourite folk band. 'The Band' of traditional music. This is the band that Richard Thompson talks about from time to time.

The Rolling Stones - 'Blue and Lonesome'. The songs are done well. It's a miracle that Keith is still alive.

I enjoyed the link in your post, Ian. Thanks. I always prefer CDs to vinyl.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 11:08:30 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: If I could turn back the hands of time …

Brexit is a longing for the days before rock 'n' roll. To Brexiteers, a map with the Commonwealth in pink is on every wall. I have a set of 1950s school posters.

Happy smiling women picking tea in Ceylon in bright saris.

Happy smiling Aussies in hats with corks shearing sheep.

Happy smiling New Zealanders churning butter.

Happy smiling Ghanaians (Gold Coast then) picking cocoa beans.

Happy smiling Canadian lumberjacks cutting down trees, guarded by a happy smiling Mountie.

Happy smiling South Africans filling baskets with oranges.

Back home, a happy smiling policeman in a helmet stops traffic while two happy smiling white children cross the road, hand in hand.

And all that produce will be sent to the centre of the world (Britain) to be processed for us.

We can add a picture of a serious Winston Churchill with a cigar, writing "History of the English Speaking Peoples" with a note that his mother was American, so that even though they do not acknowledge the Queen, we include our "American cousins" in our happy smiling world.

Yes, that is the world view of the Brexiteer.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 09:10:22 CET 2017 from (114.75.195.5)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I think the UK will be desperate for friends. I read in the paper they are starting to negotiate with New Zealand about a trade deal. Trying to turn back the clock.


Entered at Sun Jan 15 08:19:20 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Excellent Guardian Article Cautioning Teresa May Regarding Twitler

LINKED is a good & well scoped short article. Here's a excerpt from the end: "May is repeating the same mistake so fatefully made by Tony Blair in 2001. He thought he should be as close to George W Bush as he’d been to Bill Clinton, failing to appreciate that the two men were entirely different, that Bush was surrounded by ideological obsessives who were bent on war with Iraq from the very start. May is being similarly undiscriminating. In her post-Brexit longing for friends and trading partners, she is getting ready to cosy up to a man who makes Bush look like Abraham Lincoln. It may prove to be her costliest error."


Entered at Sat Jan 14 19:07:38 CET 2017 from (24.114.78.86)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bonk: thank for the story. The Yeomen's Terry Watkinson was an old Yonge Street hand by then - a peer of the Hawks. Garth had a copy of their first record (from 1964) and their last (from 1969), "Chains" is the best Danko-ish vocal I know.

Rockin C: Not me. Don't know the movie.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 17:36:03 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Reality in Lines

I think it was Bill Munson the other day who mentioned again Mark Walberg's movie "Shooter".

A good line that very much relates to the attitude of Trump. Near the end of the movie in A mountain cabin Ned Beatty and Danny Glover celebrate what they got away with. Ned Beatty's line "THE TRUTH IS WHAT I SAY IT IS".

That attitude is displayed every day with no shame by this dictatorial character. So Bob there doesn't seem to be much to look forward to.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 17:34:21 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The main thing about these allegations about Trump, whether true or false, is that a very large number are prepared to accept they could be true. That’s the important thing … the general opinion (and everyone I’ve met here thinks they’re entirely credible) is SO low that we can believe it. Is there any other president we might even start to believe that of? Yes, a few “put it about a bit” or even "a lot" and LBJ liked to address aides whilst seated on the toilet, like an 18th century king, but you still wouldn’t even consider allegations of this nature to be plausible.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 16:56:14 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Sweethearts Like You

The entire Donal Trump madness reminds me of the great lines Bob Dylan had used on Sweethearts Like You.

They say that patriotism is the last refuge

To which a scoundrel clings

Steal a little and they throw you in jail

Steal a lot and they make you king



Entered at Sat Jan 14 16:39:44 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Back to the SIXTIES!

Are y'all watching the action in Washington? Demonstrations like the 60's for civil rights of people. One would think that wouldn't be necessary in this day and age.

I guess this person called "South" calls us all assholes because no one here supports the attitudes of a despicable human being who lies and treats people with distain as if he is above them all. That's serving your people?


Entered at Sat Jan 14 14:43:12 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Chest Fever TLW

Chest Fever is on the Danish “Complete Last Waltz” bootleg. The horns are terrific throughout. Richard’s voice is somewhat screwed in the middle bit, but it makes sense with lines like “I don’t think I’m going to last very much longer.” Garth has his “Jupiter Hollow” sound on the solo with Robbie accenting it.

I would have thought it was eminently worth working on… I can see there’s a conceptual leap between replacing an out of tune bass or buzzing organ (as we know they did) and replacing a lead vocal. There is a long deep bassy buzz appearing in places, whether it’s bass pedals or tuba … no idea. The bass guitar is separate from it (I think) and sounds fine. Maybe it was hard to eradicate it in 1976-78, but surely it's easy now.

Just listened twice. No, I don’t understand it. It is a bit messy with tons going on at once, but it always is.

Maybe they're saving it for the extra bonus track (so we have to buy it) on the Blu-Ray 4K HD version due in 2018 for the anniversary of the film's release!

Also, the bootleg, apparently in a straight sequence has stuff near the end in different places to the official one. Notably The Weight moved from Disc 3 (bootleg) to Disc 1 (official), and Acadian Driftwood is between Caravan and Chest Fever on the bootleg.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 14:10:00 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

What kind of a world do we live in when one has to be armed in order to defend oneself in case of being attacked by a cheesecake? Sad times, indeed. ; )


Entered at Sat Jan 14 05:15:14 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

Bonk

Subject: Gail

Bill M. Those Hair singers were bad ass. Wayne St John is I hear, a great pan flutist. Back in 65-66 we belonged to a Kiwanis boys and girls club called Gerrard K and once a week we'd have dance night with some pretty good bands that were arranged by Al Boliska and others of Chum radio fame. I remember one time that Gail got up with the band, I think it was the Yeoman or Decembers Children, and sang We'll sing in the Sunshine to a bunch of aw struct teenagers. Great memories.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 04:39:58 CET 2017 from (64.229.182.103)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Subject: Gale Garnett

Rockin C / Bonk: Nice to see Gale Garnett and her big song, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" being discussed. She talks about writing it in the chapter of the enjoyable "On a Cold Road" (in which a lot of Canuckistani musicians tell their road stories). Something about writing it at Hoyt Axton's home, where she was staying in her mid teens - maybe a family friend? I know that she was writing for the "Toronto Star" in the early '70s because last year I threw out an article I'd clipped out of the paper 45 years ago (!) because it was about the death a couple years earlier of a musician I'd admired (Alex Darou of Kensington Market).

Bonk: I'd forgotten she was in the Toronto cast of "Hair", which means that her last trip to the music charts was "Get Back John" by the Inner City Mission - really a bunch of local "Hair" singers. (The lead voice on that particular record, Wayne St John, does the impressive scatting on "Tears Are Not Enough" (on which Richard Manuel also sings).


Entered at Sat Jan 14 03:46:04 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Gail Garnett

Hi Carl! You are right. She recorded "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" in /64 at age 22, (she is two years older than me). However she wrote the song when she was fourteen.

I haven't heard of her for so long, I forgot she came to Canada. I just remembered she was from New Zealand. She came to Canada at age 11. She did a lot of acting, and in her later years has written books.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 03:22:06 CET 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

Bonk

Subject: Gail Garnet

Hey Norm. Gail's name brings back a lot of memories from my youth in Toronto. It seems like she was everywhere when I was a kid. TV, radio, stage. She was the real deal who could sing her ass off. I'm pretty sure she did that song in her twenties around 1964-65. My favorite song that she sang was 'easy to be hard' which she performed in the stage production of Hair at the Royal Alex in Toronto. Her character was Sheila. I went to see it 4 times. Fast forward 38 years and I'm in this play here on Salt Spring Island and one of the directors is a lady by the name of Rachel Jacobson. She just happens to be the actress that played Chrissy in that same stage production of Hair and was very close to Gail. Have no idea what became of Gail. Maybe John D or Bill M can add something. Now I can't get those two songs out of my head!


Entered at Sat Jan 14 03:13:54 CET 2017 from (114.75.197.153)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I just checked out Chest Fever from TLW on youtube and Richard's voice is really rough on that track. Also, I took a look at Mannish Boy again. In his book Levon said that Muddy Waters kissed him on the forehead when he was going off stage at the end of that song. That doesn't seem to have happened. Muddy walked off the stage to the left but Levon was on the right side of the stage.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 02:02:40 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.155)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Subject: Okay.

Norm. You're crazy. :-)


Entered at Sat Jan 14 02:02:10 CET 2017 from (210.86.95.167)

Posted by:

Rod

Chest Fever is not even on the Rhino Box set I have. The video is on youtube but it's not the greatest version of that song and Robbie has issues with his guitar on the first verse. To my mind the Band songs that made it onto TLW were the best performances of those songs they have ever done. CF (like The Weight) didn't really cut the mustard on the night.


Entered at Sat Jan 14 01:57:08 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Tell me I'm crazy!!

Driving home from Campbell River this afternoon listening to CBC. I can't remember what they call this program, but it deals with Canadian talent and the Canadian Song Writer's Hall of Fame (today). My reception was a little poor so I missed the odd word.

My subject here is Gail Garnnett's "We'll Sing in the Sunshine". She wrote this song when she was fourteen and she is from New Zealand. Maybe she came to Canada. Some of her awards for this song, (the host today whose name I can't remember said in 1965 she beat out Bob Dylan). As I said my reception wasn't good so I didn't quite get it.

When I heard this play, after she was finished speaking, I thought ( I never knew Bob Dylan sang that song). As you can see, this is not Bob Dylan, but "Royal Wood". I have never heard of this fellow before, but driving along listening to this does it not sound like Bob Dylan. He even has some of the same phrasing!


Entered at Sat Jan 14 01:01:08 CET 2017 from (108.2.161.170)

Posted by:

Little Brother

Location: the Guestbook Archives

Subject: Why No "Chest Fever" in TLW Album/CD?

Happy New Year, all, if it ain't out o' keepin' with the situation.

Just another Band/TLW question that's been bugging me for a long while:

Why was "Chest Fever" omitted from TLW album/CDs? There's only a snippet of Garth's introduction, which is an annoying and frustrating stub or "tease".

Was there an egregious flaw in the performance or recording that made it unusable? That's not likely, given all of the post-production tweaking and massaging they did to "rescue" other problematic songs.

I can see it being cut from the film due to time constraints. But it's obviously one of The Band's finest signature concert songs, and it's a shame that it isn't showcased in the TLW recordings.

This enquiring mind wants to know! ;)


Entered at Fri Jan 13 23:26:18 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.155)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Luke, once again, your posts do not follow simple logic or the thread.

Now to the subject at hand and your challenge.
You're the guy who has never made himself public. You want to tell everyone who you are, where you work, go right ahead. A large percentage, likely a strong majority of the people here know exactly who i am and where to find me. I've no need to offer my email address or anything to the likes of you at this point in the GB. You are the guy that's hidden himself all along.
And I'm certainly not about to go out of my way and travel to your home. The issue right now is anonymity. You are anonymous, & your posts are inflammatory, & don't follow logic.


Entered at Fri Jan 13 22:25:50 CET 2017 from (24.164.186.176)

Posted by:

In The Pines

Location: The Land of Big Pink

Please, you two or three, take your squabbles to the outhouse, it's not becoming of our Band or Jan's site.


Entered at Fri Jan 13 20:39:08 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Great song

But the photos on the video are even better. Did you get paid for the picture of you?


Entered at Fri Jan 13 18:01:39 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

In the dictionary, LIBERAL is defined as:

1 respecting other opinions. Willing to understand and respect other people’s opinions, behaviour etc, even when they are different from your own. Believing people should be able to choose how to behave.

2 wanting or allowing a lot of political and economic freedom and supporting gradual political, religious or social change.

3 generous, given in large amounts

4 a member of the Liberal Party in the UK

5 education. Concerned with increasing wide and general knowledge: liberal arts, a liberal education

6 not exact ‘a liberal interpretation’ ‘a liberal translation.’

So hopefully, yes. This place is liberal.


Entered at Fri Jan 13 09:34:49 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: La La Land

Link to my review. I think there's enough music in it to be worth connecting!


Entered at Fri Jan 13 03:57:56 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The answer you've all been waiting for....

The connection is this:

The director of Rock n Roll High School, Allan Arkush, was a film student at NYU. His professor one Martin Scorsese.

While a student at NYU, Mr. Arkush had a job at the Fillmore East. He knew that his teacher was a fan of The Band and wanted to go see them, so he scored tickets for his prof.

Several years later The Last Waltz graced movie screens far and wide.

I don't know if he got an A+ in his film course, but getting tickets for a gig by The Band for your instructor would warrant such a high grade, in my mind. : )

Also Roger Corman who produced Rock N Roll High School, also produced Scorsese's first film Boxcar Bertha.

I would have posted this earth-shattering bit of trivia earllier, had it not been for internet woes the past few days..


Entered at Fri Jan 13 00:48:00 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.155)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete. Don't forget, Luke is anonymous. Many of us here are not. Many are. Luke is one of the many faceless unknowns. He has no actual real life identity known to at least some of the people here. Luke could say he voted for Charles Manson for President, it would be meaningless.



Entered at Thu Jan 12 23:56:26 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Lower Slubovia

Subject: First Choices

I don't want a Monarch.....I always liked a Mercury!


Entered at Thu Jan 12 23:53:13 CET 2017 from (114.75.196.152)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Bill, I don't think those outside the US need to worry too much about Trump. Australia has historical ties to the US but economically we are linked into the Chinese economy. I am sure the Chinese will be happy to invest in Canada and Mexico as well if Trump starts causing grief. It is a pity the US has Mike Pence as VP instead of Sarah Palin. Trump and Palin would have been the dream team. Can you imagine them doing a press conference together.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 23:11:46 CET 2017 from (64.229.181.162)

Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: I'd say that while Brexit may have entertainment value, the other doesn't. It's worrying. As for the monarchy, I'd start by naming our current GG as Canada's monarch, and then sort out some other arrangement, and am okay with him (and his heirs) 'reigning' in the meantime. Just a low-key presence like they have in Scandinavia and other sensible and successful countries. (Our previous two were women, and I'd've been just as happy to have either of them as monarch.)


Entered at Thu Jan 12 23:10:14 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Well there are limits to secrecy etc, and obviously Trump is beyond any civilised perception of limits.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 22:47:38 CET 2017 from (203.10.111.130)

Posted by:

Doug

Fred, I have no idea on the answer to your quiz (Last Waltz and School of Rock), but am interested if you are up to sharing


Entered at Thu Jan 12 22:36:44 CET 2017 from (114.75.196.152)

Posted by:

Wallsend

A few years back we had a vote in Australia on whether to become a republic or not. Fortunately, the idea was voted down. I am no great fan of the monarchy but the people who wanted a republic had no clear idea on what their own new system was going to look like. It is easy to vote against things but finding better replacements isn't all that easy. I am looking forward to seeing how Brexit turns out and having Homer Simpson as US president can only be entertaining.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 22:33:59 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.155)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete. Some time ago Luke made it clear he voted for trump.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 21:24:55 CET 2017 from (24.114.73.214)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ian W: Thanks - interesting. Good thing Ludwig returned for Big Brown,and that he had better luck with getting Capitol to leave in his bass sounds. I'll add the thought the next four years will be rough for you if you're bugged so much by poor English and clipped communication. To say nothing of incoherence. Bigly.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 21:15:51 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

My UK instinct on secret ballot says you shouldn't ask people how they voted.

On the other hand, I get weary of American points to the "Constitution." This was a document created by wealthy slave-holders with a violent streak. We do not adhere to late 18h century standards in … phew! … race relations, gender equality, employment fairness, public hygiene, medicine, housing, technology, education, treatment of children, and above all, possession of lethal weapons … the list is never ending. So why is this political and legal document so important? In the UK we never had a "Constitution" and for years I thought it our loss. In 2017, I consider it our gain.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 17:31:38 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.155)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Luke.
You're anonymous.
You're a Trump supporter.
Are you wearing a white hood with holes for your eyes, mouth , & nose?


Entered at Thu Jan 12 16:40:56 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: MFBP -test pressing by Bob Ludwig

If this has been on here before, I apologise, as I didn't see it.

If you haven't seen it before, it may be of interest.

The article is made up of lots of short paragraphs (and some examples of poor English) but, if you look around paragraphs 16-18 (between a quarter of the way down on my screen), you'll find reference to Bob Ludwig's test pressing of MFBP.

http://www.ocweekly.com/music/why-cds-may-actually-sound-better-than-vinyl-6587249


Entered at Thu Jan 12 15:50:13 CET 2017 from (173.59.47.251)

Posted by:

Luke

Jeff: Try reading The Constitution. You are pathetic.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 12:09:31 CET 2017 from (86.168.32.8)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Testimony

Finished Testimony. Really enjoyed it. I felt it was truthful, but also respectful of fellow Band members.

Sebastian - Tell your Dad I really enjoyed it and I would like to read the other pages. I think those pages could be edited and put into a book like Dylan's Chronicles. I also look forward to Volume 2.

One question - I would like to ask - when thinking of the title of the book, did he think of his song, Testimony, or was the song not even in his thoughts. I like the song.


Entered at Thu Jan 12 05:57:42 CET 2017 from (114.75.65.130)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I reread Levon's book for the first time in a long time just to remind myself of his perspective. Interesting to compare the differing accounts of specific incidents such as the 1970 Hollywood Bowl concert in Robbie and Levon's books.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 23:19:20 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.3)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Luke. No trump supporter has any right to ever claim being able to gauge the difference between fact and fiction or if some one else is or was gullible. If a trump supporter told me he or she bought a black tie or black bag, I'd have to see the tie or bag to believe it was black. etc.

Voting for or supporting trump in any way shape or form seriously impairs anyone's credibility for the rest of their life, & into any future life they may have.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 22:14:53 CET 2017 from (173.59.47.251)

Posted by:

Luke

Jeff: What difference does that make? You should get your facts straight before you repeat slander. That goes for any president, not just the ones that you like or admire.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 20:53:38 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.3)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Luke.
Did you vote for Trump?
Previous posts of yours seemed to indicate that you did.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 19:03:56 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: King Buscuit Boogie & a Lynrd Skynrd Copy "I Know a Little"

Thanks for that Bill! Haven't heard it in a long time. Really my favourite music to play is Boogie Woogie.

This song of Skynrd's that I linked is one we did a lot in my stage years in the lower mainland and Washington State. I had two guitar players in my band that really smoked this song (their strings were on fire).

I would swear that Lynrd Skynrd took a copy off it.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 17:39:01 CET 2017 from (173.59.47.251)

Posted by:

Luke

@Jeff A. How could you be so gullible?


Entered at Wed Jan 11 14:08:06 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: TheHawk / Bill M

I had a very wonderful and funny conversation; with Ronnie Hawkins last night. Called to wish him a Happy Birthday. Talked about Testimony a little bit. The thrust of the conversation was about how he was doing and the winter storm that was surrounding his home. Always up. Always a pleasure to talk to the man "who paved Yonge St."

Happy Birthday again Ronnie. 82 years young.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 13:17:32 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

It's been quoted here before, but hey, it's a dull january day. Phil Collins' favourite drummer joke, from "Uncut.":

How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb?

Five. One to change it, and four to explain how much better Steve Gadd would have done it.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 12:00:16 CET 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Quiz time!

There is a connection between the movies Rock'n'Roll High School and The Last Waltz. What is it?


Entered at Wed Jan 11 07:30:36 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.141)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. First time I heard her full name was tonight. Obama pronounced LaVaughn - Lavon.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 04:51:40 CET 2017 from (74.12.48.207)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

I thought YouTube would have at least one of the tracks John D and I've been talking about, but no. So here's the admirable "Biscuit's Boogie" by King Biscuit and Crowbar. John D would know better, but I think that's Richard Bell on piano and Doug Riley on organ, Larry Atamanuik on drums, Real Lanthier and John Gibbard on guitars, Roly Greenway on bass and presumably Kelly Jay and John Rutter on bg vocals and additional percussion. KBB's doing his best Ronnie Hawkins imitation here and there throughout. Biscuit had joined Hawkins in '67, and Kelly Jay'd been part of the Hawkins crowd since the early '60s, though not a real Hawk until '69. Same with John Rutter, even though under his stage name, Johnny Rhythm, he'd been a Yonge Street fixture since the late '50s and had lost his two key backing musicians, Robbie Robertson and Scott Cushnie, to Hawkins in early '60.

When Crowbar parted ways with Hawkins almost immediately after he with them opened in NY, with the Band in the audience, for Joe Cocker with Mad Dogs and Englishmen, they had three lead singers. Management figured it would be a smart idea to release three 45s on three labels at the same time, each featuring a different singer. Richard Newell (under his stage name KBB) had a decent hit with "Corinna, Corinna"), Johnny Rhythm (under his real name John Rutter) did little with "Mother", and Kelly Jay (under his real name, Blake Fordham) sank like a stone with the very best of the lot, an amazing rock and roll tear through Bill Munroe's "Uncle Pen". Bluegrass meets nuclear warfare. Sadly not on YouTube.


Entered at Wed Jan 11 03:03:41 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.141)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Subject: News leak!

Donald trump paying Russian hookers to piss on the bed Obama & Michelle slept in. No joke.


Entered at Tue Jan 10 18:29:07 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Who Do You love

Link to the scan of my 1970 single which is in the discography here.


Entered at Tue Jan 10 18:25:25 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Delighted with the sound of the Ronnie Hawkins. Right from "40 Days" there's a great crunchy guitar sound. My introduction was the 1970 vinyl LP "Arkansas Rock Pile" sold as "Ronnie Hawkins Featuring The Band", and it did on one side, or rather The Hawks on "The Best of Ronnie Hawkins" release with Who Do You Love, Come Love, Arkansas, Say Boss Man, mojo Man and Bo Diddley.

On the other side, Forty Days is entitled Thirty Days on the sleeve. I expect Chuck Berry approved!

It was an awful pressing, and released in the couple of years where Major Minor distributed Roulette in the UK, and even gave them their own label. It was a blatant cash in on the Band, and on the Ronnie Hawkins "Rolling Stone" article.

The single, which i bought, was one of the very few on UK Roulette in 1970 and was Who Do You Love / Bo Diddley. The credit reads "Ronnie Hawkins With The Band."


Entered at Tue Jan 10 15:12:19 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Don't know what happened to my post of 10 minutes ago. Trying again. Yes Bill, that is indeed the Canadian cover. I still like the Lonely Weekends; from the Canadian version; because of the backup vocals.


Entered at Tue Jan 10 06:53:08 CET 2017 from (210.86.95.167)

Posted by:

Rod

I'm worried about 2017 too Peter.


Entered at Tue Jan 10 05:10:52 CET 2017 from (24.114.57.30)

Posted by:

Bill M

John D: I think that looking-out-the-window cover was used in Canada only. Perhaps they chose the older, pastoral shot of him sucking on a blade of grass looked more salable as C&W?

In any case, I much prfer ronnie's first Cotillion LP, especially "Matchbox", where Duane Allman, Scott Cushnie (Magoo from the Suedes for those who've read "Testimony") and King Biscuit Boy wailing away like crazy. Larry Atamanuik was at the session too, but didn't get to play. (Tom Dowd used his regular guy, Roger Hawkins.)

Scott Cushnie's next "big-time" recording was Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic" album (and tour). He's nothing if not flexible.

Come to think of it, if the Hawkins 5-fer had included the "Mojo Man" album, they would have had two very strong, very different versions of "Matchbox", the first with Robbie, Levon, Rick and Jerry (and perhaps others).


Entered at Tue Jan 10 04:06:25 CET 2017 from (67.84.76.51)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Stephen Stills Best Band.

Linked


Entered at Tue Jan 10 03:12:57 CET 2017 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Belated Holiday greetings to all esp Peter V. (I'm still waiting on first grandchild).

Norm, I just might take a page from your book. Retirement is not an option but scaling down might be necessary

Link is to the Hag.

Haven't been following all the threads but WTF is Kevin doing in Mongolia?


Entered at Mon Jan 9 23:39:46 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Your right Bill. It was recorded in Canada. The album was called The Hawk; but it had Ronnie inside a barn looking out a window; with a hat on. I swear I owned this album; because I have the Canadian mp3's. Searched high and low and don't have the album.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 23:30:30 CET 2017 from (24.114.78.90)

Posted by:

Bill M

Adding to John D's post, Hawkins' band at the time his second Cotillion album was recorded was Jim Atkinson, Terry Danko, Dwayne Ford, Hugh Brockie and Brian Hilton. They were incredibly tight, and turned in a superior performances of "Lonely Weekend" and "Patricia" as John notes. However, I think they were recorded in Toronto to stay on the good side of the CanCon regs. The songs were on the Cdn pressings of the LP, but not the US, which also used the album cover from Hawkins' 1968 canada-only "Home From The Forest" album (with King Biscuit on Harmonica, John Till on guitar, Buddy Cage on steel and Brian Ahearn on production.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 23:26:33 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins 5-for-1

Just tried to look it up … incredibly complicated. It's Warner, not Universal. Roulette was a part of Parlophone that Universal were made to sell to Warner by the regulator. Cotillion / Warner / Rhino are all Warner (I think. It changes so often).


Entered at Mon Jan 9 22:41:13 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Original Album Series

Excellent sound. Didn't seem quite as good on "The Hawk" Album. Bill M will know this; that Ronnie recorded a couple of different versions of Lonely Weekends from The Hawk Album. One was with Duane Allman & friends and the other, he brought down Atkinson Danko & Ford to sing back up. Superior version I think.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 22:33:10 CET 2017 from (24.114.78.90)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I doubt that they know even that much. EMI owns Roulette, and so the "Best of" and "Mojo Man", albums of material recorded with Henry Glover between '61 and '64 - including "Bo Diddley", "Who Do You Love", and three cuts sung by Levon.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 21:21:33 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins

Listening to the "Ronnie Hawkins" album; otherwise known as the first album. Excellent quality so far. Nice looking label.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 20:47:45 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Bill. The Ronnie Hawkins "Five For 1" release is credited to Parlophone / Cotillion / Warner / Rhino, which is how it is with Universal. Parlophone represents EMI, who issued the first two in the UK on Columbia not Parlophone. I think we should not labour under the delusion that the compilers at Universal knew anything beyond what they already had rights on.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 20:05:27 CET 2017 from (24.114.78.90)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Bell and Atamanuik were in the group of Hawks that left Hawkins en masse and recorded "Official Music" as King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar. The "Gooduns" tracks that those two guys were on were actually leftovers from "Official Music". The cuts are phenomenal - so much better than the turgid blues that makes up most of the earlier LP. ("Corrina" and "Biscuit's Boogie" are honourable exceptions. Listen to Bell and Atamanuik on the latter.)

Re the Hawkins 5-fer, I don't see why the packager wouldn't have used "The Best of Ronnie Hawkins or "Mojo Man" instead of "Folk Ballads". Both are much more interesting, both musically and historically."


Entered at Mon Jan 9 19:59:48 CET 2017 from (78.211.217.15)

Posted by:

Peace

Web: My link

What a nice website!


Entered at Mon Jan 9 19:59:05 CET 2017 from (78.211.217.15)

Posted by:

Pamela

Web: My link

I love the brand for ever


Entered at Mon Jan 9 18:36:53 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: King Biscuit Boy

I found an import copy of "Gooduns" by King Biscuit Boy today. Richard Bell and Larry Atamanuik are on it, and their memberships of Full Tilt Boogie Band and Seatrain are credited, and also both are "Courtesy of Grossman-Glotzer Management." The front sleeve has a train with "Helena, Ark" above it. The King Biscuit Flour Hour came from Helena, but I'd guess everyone in Toronto in 1971 also knew the Levon connection.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 17:40:14 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 2017 …

From The Sunday Times. Czar Nicholas II announced at the end of 1916 that it had been the worst year of his reign in every way. Still, he went on to say, therefore 1917 can only be better!


Entered at Mon Jan 9 17:36:30 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 5 x Ronnie

I did the same, John. The original CDs are 20 years old now, and modern remastering should be better (assuming they've done it).


Entered at Mon Jan 9 16:01:20 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: The Hawk

Even though I own them all, I purchased the 5 album Original Album Series of Ronnie Hawkins yesterday. Includes 5 of Ronnie's albums. This will make a good back up and although I haven't received it yet, it looks like a good pkg.


Entered at Mon Jan 9 00:54:05 CET 2017 from (74.12.48.207)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Syrinx

As I mentioned a few days ago, I picked up "Mojo" (issue #278) for the Robbie interview. Finally got around to reading the rest of the magazine, and have gotten only as far as the letters to the editor, where I learned the exciting news that the two early '70s LPs by the Moog-led band Syrinx were recently reissued, along with a bonus LP of live and studio stuff. The link is to my favourite of their songs, the haunting and beautiful "December Angel".

If JTF was still with us, I would have told him that after the album the original trio (John Mills-Cockell, Doug Pringle and Allan Wells) added singer / drummer Malcolm Tomlinson, an Englishman who'd previously played Band covers in one of Martin Barre's early groups. (Some of the material recorded by the four-man lineup ended up on a subsequent sorta-solo release by leader John Mills-Cockell as JMC Heartbeat.)

All of their records appeared on the True North label owned by Bernie Finkelstein, who'd managed the group Kensington Market, on whose second album, "Aardvark", Mills-Cockell had played. (I don't know if he was the first to use a specific sound to denote snowflakes falling, but he certainly used it to wonderful effect on "Half-Closed Eyes" from '69; and was later used by Tomita and even Garth Hudson.)

Rockin C: I must've mentioned that between Kensington Market and Syrinx, Mills-Cockell led a Vancouver hard-rock band, Hydro-Electric Streetcar, who later evolved into Fireweed, who I know you know.

And before any of that he did three LPs with a multi-media outfit called Intersystems; I found a recent European box-set of those albums under the tree with my name on it two weeks ago.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 22:59:12 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.156)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, if that gal Kevin was smoking with is an Ulabator he got more than he bargained for.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 19:59:07 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Kevin & RoseAnn

Mike, you're probably right about the NHL. If I remember correctly I think Kevin is a Liverpool supporter as far as football goes.

By the way I know you've inquired about RoseAnn's music in the past. She's going to be live on WDST Radio Woodstock tomorrow night at 10pm. They have a great dj by the name of MK who in addition to being the afternoon dj has a show called Locally Grown. RoseAnn is playing in the Hudson Valley this coming Saturday at The Falcon Underground . The Falcon is in our home town of Marlboro so it's really a special night.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 19:03:10 CET 2017 from (76.68.42.99)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Bob F, I think Kevin is more of an NHL kind of guy, although I could be wrong.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 15:44:43 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia. We could try writing to Kevin. He is probably the only Kevin in Ulan Bator.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 15:27:32 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Subject: What about Kevin?

Jeff, no worries. I'm sure Kevin will surface soon. He might be living in a foreign country under another name but he's going to show. With the NFL playoffs under way the Super Bowl is around the corner. You remember how much those silly American Buff's and Betty's pluck his nerves. With their stupid Super Bowl parties and their stupid commercials for their mediocre automobiles. He won't be able to resist unleashing a tirade. He'll surface.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 15:11:23 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Good old Movies

Watched the "Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" last night. First time I got to see the whole movie. Always like to see those cameo performances of Levon Helm. He always did a superb job of making himself the part.

The young man, "Barry Pepper" who plays the border patrol man is from Campbell River here on our island.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 13:05:08 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I saw a beautifully battered "Cry of Love" yesterday. Even battered, it's never a cheap album, but this had all the marks of the era, like little spots where hot burning stuff dropped on it. I rather liked it because it was just SO well-worn, but also I would guess in very bad audio condition too. I passed.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 11:42:23 CET 2017 from (114.75.79.209)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I have just been going through and sorting out my music collection. It is strange how you have an emotional attachment to some cds (Of course, originally I had the attachment to the old LP. I don't think this will ever apply to mp3 files) because they meant a lot to you at a particular point in your life. The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge are two such cds for me. I just look at the covers and it takes me back to a different time and place.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 11:20:28 CET 2017 from (114.75.79.209)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Those five cd packs are really good value. I have them for Santana and Paul Butterfield. I just ordered an Al de Meola one and am thinking of getting Chick Corea and Joe Farrell as well. I am not sure about Ronnie Hawkins. I was just listening to cd one of A Musical History and it is all pretty basic stuff. I like rock 'n roll but I cannot listen to it in large doses. I am working my way through the 17 cd John McLaughlin collection at the moment.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 10:53:08 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: 5 x Ronnie

The Universal "Original Albums" series where you get five CDs for the price of one has reached Ronnie Hawkins. It includes "Ronnie Hawkins" (1959), Mr Dynamo, Folk Ballads, "Ronnie Hawkins" (1970) and The Hawk. All in facsimile card sleeves. A bargain at just over £2 per CD.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 00:29:39 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: In Conclusion

They should ...DUMP TRUMP!.......and be SHOOTIN PUTIN!......That's all I got to say.


Entered at Sun Jan 8 00:11:17 CET 2017 from (173.3.50.196)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Talk about killing conversation. Kevin's vanished. Either we blew his cover, or the Mongol gal did him in anyway. In any event, I hope he completed the goal of the mission beforehand. Looks like it's just one of the things we'll never know about here.


Entered at Sat Jan 7 23:45:43 CET 2017 from (174.1.36.190)

Posted by:

Lisa

Profundity does that sometimes...


Entered at Sat Jan 7 22:56:08 CET 2017 from (79.75.177.101)

Posted by:

Solomon

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie Robertson On World Cafe


Entered at Sat Jan 7 21:59:36 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunno. Seems to have totally killed conversation!


Entered at Sat Jan 7 07:22:21 CET 2017 from (174.1.36.190)

Posted by:

Lisa

Amazing, Bill! And it sounds so profound.


Entered at Sat Jan 7 06:11:21 CET 2017 from (76.66.108.179)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the latest GB haiku

My link, subject: great
Very great job the website
Is fabulous good

-------- Oceane


Entered at Fri Jan 6 23:27:27 CET 2017 from (90.61.212.67)

Posted by:

oceane

Subject: great

The very great job the website is fabulous good


Entered at Fri Jan 6 22:11:56 CET 2017 from (24.114.66.165)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Lyricist for King Crimson, eh? Anything as understandable as those that Rob Francis just posted?


Entered at Fri Jan 6 18:19:29 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Takeaway

Link to the new video for "Takeaway" title track of the new album by Richard Palmer-James, who was the original guitarist with Supertramp, as well as lyricist for King Crimson.


Entered at Thu Jan 5 22:52:15 CET 2017 from (114.75.72.224)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Robbie's telecaster!!!


Entered at Thu Jan 5 05:33:09 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Academy of Music Sides 3-4

Listening today to the Academy of Music box. Sides 3-4 Produced by Sebastian Robertson. I'm sure glad he got the opportunity to do it. I love the soundboard recordings. So alive & crisp. Here's hoping he gets to work some more magic in 2017.


Entered at Thu Jan 5 05:07:53 CET 2017 from (76.66.112.132)

Posted by:

Bill M

The band is the Band, as far as I'm concerned.


Entered at Wed Jan 4 22:41:47 CET 2017 from (203.10.111.131)

Posted by:

Doug

Subject: the

I'm plodding through Testimony, and enjoying it greatly. The biggest shock for me is that according to Robbie, it's "the Band" and not "The Band".


Entered at Wed Jan 4 21:41:47 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Midwestern Farmer's Daughter

My album of the year. Just looked online and Margo Price is in the UK this month! Just got tickets for Oxford … easier drive than London!


Entered at Wed Jan 4 09:55:47 CET 2017 from (79.75.168.246)

Posted by:

Solomon

Web: My link

Subject: 45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Joins the Band for New Year’s Eve Show

It can't be 45 years ago!


Entered at Wed Jan 4 09:00:56 CET 2017 from (210.86.92.88)

Posted by:

Rod

Well done Jan - and your boy. Ben Pike, agree with your post on both Small Town Talk and on the post TLW. That was the major disappoint for me with Testimony as that era wasn't covered. I would have loved to hear an album that built on The Well/NLSC/Right As Rain. Speaking of RAR (a new acronym) - that seems to me as a song about Robbie meeting Dominique.


Entered at Wed Jan 4 03:27:37 CET 2017 from (76.66.112.132)

Posted by:

Bill M

While looking for something else, I spotted the January "Mojo" with an interesting interview with Robbie about "Testimony". There was also a "Life" tribute to Bob Dylan (with a gold star at top right noting that he's a Nobel Prize Winner! in case you missed the news, but now that you have you'll buy the magazine to impress the elites, or maybe give to the elites at Christmas to cheer them up after their drubbing in the recent US election). Has some nice shots of various Hawks, plus a two-page spread with more photos of Dylan and the Hawks / Band.


Entered at Tue Jan 3 17:44:24 CET 2017 from (76.66.112.132)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Toronto

Wallsend: Must mean something. Maybe it wasn't taped in the basement at all, or maybe it was done without Dylan so wouldn't have suited the official Dylan / Hawks release.

Am sitting in the corner of the livingroom typing away. A few minutes ago I heard Levon's voice - turned out that "The Shooter" had come on the TV, which my wife was watching.


Entered at Tue Jan 3 12:24:06 CET 2017 from (114.75.193.72)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Just looking at the songs that are on the 1975 Basement Tapes and it seems that Ain't No More Cane was one of the few songs that was not included as bonus material on the remastered cds. I wonder why that is.


Entered at Tue Jan 3 10:10:28 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.115)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Very subtle Pete :-)


Entered at Tue Jan 3 09:54:28 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Smoking with Mongolian Women

Intriguing. Inner or Outer? Tipped or Untipped?


Entered at Tue Jan 3 00:44:21 CET 2017 from (24.44.153.18)

Posted by:

Bob F

Web: My link

Subject: Secret Agent Man

Kevin, I've been wondering for a long time now and I'm just going to come right out and ask you. Are you a Secret Agent Man?


Entered at Mon Jan 2 20:12:03 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.115)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Kevin.
Smoking with Mongolian women, well, folks..
We may have heard the last of Kevin.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 16:51:34 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Rockin' Chair

Awwwww


Entered at Mon Jan 2 16:40:47 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The trained eye

What in hell is Kevin doing trying to sell running shoes to Chinese?? Isn't that like selling refrigerators to Eskimos?? I always knew that guy was crazy.

I click on that Face Book thing to see what some body has said to me. There staring at me "people you may know" is that gawd damn John Donabe! John! get off my computer!


Entered at Mon Jan 2 16:38:24 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Washington - the last post?

I've seen two tickets for the 28 November 1965 Washington DC concert. Both are "stubs", that is the retained portion after the venue staff have torn off the other half.

One shows the left-hand portion and, rather strangely, it has the start time of the concert printed on it as 3.00 pm.

The other one shows the right-hand portion and, while there is no printed start time visible, it does say "GOOD ONLY SUN. AFT." Howeber, there is part of a hand-stamp overprint that reads: " ME IS 8:00 PM" (presumably the right-hand part of "START TIME IS 8:00 PM" or similar).

It seems that the tickets were misprinted.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 15:37:54 CET 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Fact Checking / Bill M

Bill M. You would have been the ultimate Fact Checker for Testimony. In Fact, I would hire you in a nanosecond for anything Canadian; in the world of music. You have an encylopedic mind. Rob Bowman; however did a good job checking facts; of over 50 years.

BTW I'm listening to Bobby Bland this morning; including Share Your Love With Me; from the early 60's. Richard did a beautiful job on this song; on Moondog Matinee.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 15:08:17 CET 2017 from (202.140.108.119)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Shoes continued......

Arrived to Hong Kong a few days ago and on the subject of footwear.....100% of people here are wearing multi-coloured running shoes with pants rolled up short....not a brown shoe to be seen !

Jeff : just shared a smoke with a lady from Mongolia - first time I have ever actually met someone from there and I thought of you.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 14:32:02 CET 2017 from (202.140.108.126)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Sir Ray Davies ! The Year of the Rooster is already a good one even if it hasn't officially started.

by the way, September 29th, 1979 and it lasted an hour...even if Bill M, Peter V and Ian W will claim 45 years from now that it was Pittsburgh October 2 and it only lasted 5 mins....don't believe them.....I was there and I'm not budging..


Entered at Mon Jan 2 11:25:03 CET 2017 from (31.48.0.179)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Graham Nash

This is a link to Ricky Ross interviewing Graham Nash on Radio Scotland. It's a very good programme and well worth a listen.

Happy New Year everybody.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 05:50:16 CET 2017 from (76.66.112.132)

Posted by:

Bill M

Pages 244-45 of "Testimony" have Robbie just back in NYC from Dylan's Euro-tour, hanging out with Brian Jones and John Hammond Jr - but there's no mention of Hammond's "I Can Tell" 45 with Robbie on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass and Jones in the studio. On page 263, we have Robbie heading off several weeks later to record Hammond's "I Can Tell" album while Rick, Richard and Garth go off to find a rehearsal space - with no mention of Rick having played on most of the rest of that album. None of this is secret stuff, especially the session with Wyman, which Wyman's own book provides dates for, so fact-checking would have been very straightforward.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 04:08:25 CET 2017 from (173.127.188.69)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: The short shelf life of the lighting in the bottle.

Don't know how it went over here in the GB but I found "Small Town Talk" very informative and just the experience to cap off this most depressing and horrible of years. I always found the demotic portrayal of Albert Grossman supect on a few counts, and then there is the more heartbreaking aspects of The Band. The book sort of spells out what was obvious about those who made Levon a victim, and Rick and Richard's utter unpreparedness to handle wealth and fame.

The idea was to keep recording and going on as a Band after TLW, and given NLSC and the studio side of TLW it might have worked. Into the eighties, baby boomer fans started craving the veteran groups like nobodies business. I thought John Simon's comment that the reassembled group because a favorite of trashy rednecks was interesting, perhaps using Levon as a way to refight the civil war? Anyway, as with most sad stories, what resonates is the waste, waste, waste. Well, Happy New Year, let's hope it surprises us.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 03:09:26 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.115)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Congratulations Jan!


Entered at Mon Jan 2 02:52:50 CET 2017 from (187.216.84.50)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria & Toronto intermittently

Subject: Grammy

Truly a brilliant achievement to be nominated. Congratulations to you and to your family.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 02:45:40 CET 2017 from (46.212.2.117)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Woo-hoo! Magnus/Cashy Cat is nominated for a Grammy for best R&B song! LA, here we come!


Entered at Mon Jan 2 01:21:48 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Ooops .....

That Washington concert review was actually headlined "DYLAN PLEASES YOUNG AUDIENCE", not the way I wrote it in my previous post. Pardon my haste in typing. I'll put it down to it being Hogmanay.


Entered at Mon Jan 2 01:12:39 CET 2017 from (173.3.49.115)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

NWC. Or you're just drunk again. :-)


Entered at Sun Jan 1 20:36:26 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Crank it up to 11

80s is different, Norm. Plus 3000 watts transistor and 100 watts valve is a different animal. In 1968/69, we were using 100 watt amps with two 4 x 12” cabinets for guitar, 2 x 15” for bass. Two Leslies for organ. Mic’ing into a PA system was relatively new, though obviously the way to go.

I recall seeing the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1971, with tiny Fender valve practice amps (15 watt? ) mic’d into a huge PA. It was way the best sound I had ever heard on a stage. I assume that’s how you were doing it in the 80s. It’s what most bands do now, The individual Marshall stacks (sometimes two per musician) was very late 60s / early 70s. Then the sound guy started centralizing everything.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 20:15:40 CET 2017 from (87.152.124.42)

Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

Subject: The history of the buccaneers of America

I’m studying books from before the Berne Convention to determine its blessings and stumbled up on ‘The history of the buccaneers of America’ by Alexander Olivier Exquemelin (1678).

A good read for Norm (link: free download).


Entered at Sun Jan 1 18:26:37 CET 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: New Sherlock

There's a new one on PBS tonight at 9!


Entered at Sun Jan 1 17:29:56 CET 2017 from (87.152.124.42)

Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

Subject: Old Rockers

The old rock star has more time to produce juice, which make his autobiography spicier, the better read. Wanna get rich on your bior? (spoiler alert) Live long and die old. Now growing old isn’t always easy, special when you’re rocking. But see it this way, every year is a bonus; thousands of extra copies. So you just hang in there old rocker.

Ilkka, you don’t only hold Abba, you’ve got Aki Kaurismaki too.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 17:20:08 CET 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Amp ! & The Watts

I don't know how it was done in your world Peter. In mine when I had my Band cranked up and really going flat out on the gigs, (seven nights a week thru' the eighties) I owned the sound system, 3000 watts total of bass, mids and high. It had become a trend for some lead guitarists to use smaller amps for effect, however they were all miked thru the main system. The value of their own amp really had not much to do with how loud the band may be. That was all on the sound man.

I talked before about how, (of course not in the 60's) the sound man would use a "real time analizer" and blow pink sound thru' the building when we set up to set the eq graph before the room filled up with bodies and noise. Long before that it just had to be done right to start with by the band playing.

So the crazy old Scandinavian has to try and start the new year off right by coming clean from all his wicked sneaky ways. It ain't workin'....he still just CAN'T BE TRUSTED :-)


Entered at Sun Jan 1 15:12:58 CET 2017 from (83.249.162.151)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Bye bye (take two)

I am a liar. Most of all, I have lied to my gb friends NORBERT and JEFF. The truth is: I am not a heavy-drinker. - All this started when I was seven years old and learned to write. I wrote stories. My dad said: "We have to take our son to a doctor. He is a dreamer, or crazy." The doctor meant a needle in your butt so I said I am tired, not dreaming.

I discovered a new tactics for ten years later in the sixties. As a schoolboy band bassist people thought that I may want to buy drugs. I said: "No, I drink vodka". (which I , of course, didn't.) Some people wanted even to buy drugs from me, a longhaired hippie. I gave the same answer. I come from a culture where being drunk was socially accepted. Real men drank vodka, period. Unfortunately, I had inherited migrain from my mother's side. By that time only feminine types had migrain. Guess what? "I have drunk too much vodka!"

This became my socially accepted lifetime lie. It worked well. Most of the time. I got fired only once because of (non-existing) drinking habit. - I read about Winston Churchill. Someone had estimated his daily whisky drinking as a gasoline tank in an average Morris or Austin. In other words: impossible. He just fooled Adolf Hitler! I found even Bob Dylan as my soul mate. He poured whisky over his head and coat before he went - as sober - to country store. I had a vodka bottle full of water in my car and drank directly from the bottle whenever I met a police car.

I could not fool ROCKIN CHAIR, though. He said that I had a Scandinavian cuckoo bell in my head or something. How could he know it? Maybe because tugs sail so slowly that the captain can register the new curtains in a beach house.

A liar is always a liar. Now I shall move to an all-female forum where I play the role as a Norwegian gay. Here in Sweden the gay guys get always the hottest chicks. A paradox, maybe, but I can't help if I'm lucky.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 13:56:15 CET 2017 from (87.152.124.42)

Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften (Musil)

Putin & Trump speak the ice cold language of all those who feel humiliated and believe that now their time has come. There are no arguments against this revenge feelings.

Is this dangerous? Yes it is. But Robert Musil learns us that, no matter what, no one can change the course of the world. No politician can change that, it comes anyway.

Kafka tells there are infinite lots of hope, but not for us. He also means that there is no way, you can’t change the way things are going.

Sounds sad, but it isn’t, if you embrace this fact, then there is room to let grow all those endless little chances into moments of joy and if you’re lucky, so every now and then, you may find a diamond called happiness and if it’s just for a split second .... and see here is the meaning of life.

May it happen to you in 2017.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 13:28:56 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

In Testimony, Robbie describes The Hawks as having 3 Fender Bassman amps when he joined. In 1959, that was at 50 watts valve powered and as loud as you could get, designed for the Precision Bass, but also louder for guitar and piano than the 30 watt amps most bands were using up until around 1965 / 1965. So presumably they were always "loud" compared to the opposition.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 12:46:45 CET 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The volume issue on The Hawks reminds us of passing time. In modern terms, or indeed in late 60s terms, they cannot have been particularly loud. There was a major leap in amp power around that time … maybe they were the first, but The Beatles "Eight Days A Week" shows them in stadiums using 100 watt Vox amps and the stadium tannoy system. Only a year later though Hendrix was incredibly loud, as were Cream … sod maybe The 1966 tour was simply the first "very loud indeed" one.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 11:41:36 CET 2017 from (86.25.242.77)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: The irony of Levon's departure

It is perhaps ironic that Dylan and the Hawks left DC so promptly because they didn't see the one review I have (WASHINGTON STAR,29 November 1965). It is headlined "DYLAN PLEASES YOUNG DYLAN". The reporter/reviewer (sensibly in my view) took the precaution of talking to people who had actually paid to be there.

Of Dylan, he wrote: "Make no mistake, this man is a thinker, perhaps the only we have on the popular scene". And the comments on the Hawks were plain and factual: "They produced a niagara of sound. All began at top volume and later increased the decibels".

At the start, the reporter listed some of the songs: She Belongs To Me, Gates of Eden, Baby Blue, Desolation Row, Love Minus Zero, Mr Tambourine Man, I Don't Believe You, It Ain't Me Babe, Ballad of a Thin Man, Positively 4th Street and "Just Like a Rolling Stone". The latter may simply be "Rolling Stone" but, if he asked fans and took notes, he might have mixed things up and got an amalgam of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and "Rolling Stone". There was no encore.

.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 02:39:50 CET 2017 from (125.174.241.231)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The Boss

Al: This coming Monday on the WTF podcast hosted by Marc Marron the guest will be Bruce Springsteen.


Entered at Sun Jan 1 02:38:05 CET 2017 from (125.174.241.231)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Year of the Rooster

Happy New Year everyone!


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