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Entered at Wed Oct 28 15:28:21 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:4c1f:3e35:d237:acf1)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oh wait here is the entire interview by Mary Martin for those who missed it the first time around. I've been checking out the Archives.....Yiiiikes! I missed so much on my time outs!

MARY MARTIN November 17, 2009

Mary Martin stepped from the backstage green room to take a seat in the front row of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater just moments before the start of the third annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, in which a veteran female music executive is honored for her indelible impact on Nashville and American music. Upon seeing her, the audience rose in a spontaneous standing ovation for Martin, the night’s honoree. The packed crowd didn’t want to wait for a formal introduction to express their love and respect for the former record executive and talent manager.


Entered at Wed Oct 28 15:20:22 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:4c1f:3e35:d237:acf1)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good morning to you and your partner. Ok JED good to know that I did not offend you. If you change your mind just let me know. Thank you. Btw, it's great that your partner attends most/all the shows you attend. Does she actually know the music? Just askin' as so many people at Eric's Fest and when I saw The Rascals....most of the women were tag alongs. They did not know the musicians at all. So I started singin' "Good loving.....good loving'.....nope.......It's a beautiful morning.....Nope......People everywhere got to be free....nope. PAT B would still be my dream date as he's the biggest fan of their music here. I was only a tag along once......Roy Hargrove....and as I said the other day it was a great show. He was only 48 when he passed.

Good news....Mookie Mookie Mookie!

Bad news...Terrence Davis from Raps....If true....He is off my Raptor list and he can be traded pronto!

I've posted a long interview with Mary Martin in the past.....yes....The Mary Martin.....I would love to know her as a friend and music fan....Here are some short interviews from the long one.......Mary Martin Interview: Dylan at Newport 1965, early concerts with The Hawks

In an oral history interview conducted by Country Music Hall of Fame's Jay Orr at Ford Theater, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN, on November 17, 2009, Mary Martin (former Albert Grossman receptionist/secretary) talks about Bob Dylan's electric appearance at 1965 Newport Folk Festival and early concerts with The Hawks (The Band).


Entered at Wed Oct 28 12:23:16 CET 2020 from (2600:1017:b807:d08c:ecf0:dc31:ac97:40a5)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

BEG-you were over the top? Apologizing? Not sure why? I don’t recall anything you said to offend? About hoops? Why would anyone get offended about a hoops comment? Whatever-no problem on my part.


Entered at Tue Oct 27 22:21:00 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:d8b3:7f00:4c7d:5fb)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Jazzman Cooking Cauliflower Leek Soup

Bob Dylan recorded "This Old Man" in 1991; the song was released on the Disney charity album, For Our Children.
Another one for all the grandfathers and grandma's who post here.

Today I was walking by the former Concord Tavern. We didn't feel like cooking on this dreary day. Jazzman surprised me with the homemade soup as it's getting cooler here. I picked up some grilled sea bass. I feeeeel so inadequate here.....I see my mother telling me that when she'd buy fresh fish only that when asked if she wanted it cleaned and scaled and.....She'd quickly say, "Oh no! I want to take my fresh fish home and do all that myself because then all the juices and flavour will remain in the fish!"

Btw are :-D called emojis or is the better term emoticons? I use them as most people here do not get when I am using humour or I'm being overly dramatic. In real life I really do smile a lot over very little things.....like the construction workers who suggested I walk in with them even though I was the extra one in line while it was raining. They were kinda cute too. May I say something about construction workers as I previously lived with one? Just sayin' that they have the best muscles as their muscles are from hard work not from pumping iron. That's right.....Now......Yes.....basketball players still have the most desirable arms as they have such definition.....not like Dwight Howard......No, no, no.......Too huge and bulky......Like Jimmy Buckets.......Just observin'. Dang.....It's like art sculpture. In hockey watching my fave players such as Bobby Orr, Michelle Lemieux.....When they skated it was like watching poetry in motion. It's a pity they were on the wrong teams!!!

Playlist Walking In The Rain

Darkest Side of Midnight..Jimmy Lafave
Rain Falling Down...Jimmy LaFave
Talk To Me...Jimmy Lafave
Desperate Men Do Desperate Things...Jimmy Lafave
Only One Angel...Jimmy Lafave
Heart of a Woman...Jimmy Lafave
Sweetheart Like You...Jimmy Lafave

Many thanks once again to KEVIN J who turned me onto......JIMMY LAFAVE.


Entered at Tue Oct 27 20:43:14 CET 2020 from s0106a84e3f63c293.vf.shawcable.net (96.48.242.117)

Posted by:

Lisa

beg, Doc Watson does a great Froggie Went A-Courtin' too.

Bill, we all know about men and their emotions, haha! I think that's the real reason for the missing emojis - men don't use them. Not very manly, don't you know ;-D


Entered at Tue Oct 27 19:30:38 CET 2020 from 108-88-109-12.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net (108.88.109.12)

Posted by:

Pat B

I find Borat to be hilarious--and gross, and racist, and misogynistic, yet hilarious. To each his own. However, Kazakhstan's thoughts are clear: the country has started promoting itself as a tourist attraction. Their motto? "Kazakhstan. Very Nice."


Entered at Tue Oct 27 15:27:40 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-26-74-12-93-189.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.93.189)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: hearts and flowers, lol

Lisa: I doubt that there's a specific anti-emoji policy intention here. I suspect that emojis get caught in the wider 'ban' on a whole bunch of more useful signs - like the forward slash. It's the relative simplicity of Jan's set-up here that keeps it going the way it goes. That said, I'd happily live without emojis at all, and 'lol' too for that matter.


Entered at Tue Oct 27 14:30:26 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:49d0:9a53:a56d:6099)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: For Our Children Various Artists
Web: My link

Subject: Mary Had A Little Lamb

PETER V and K...I have MHALL in my collection because I have above CD. The song I posted before was Little Richard's. Awwww....It was so much fun singing along with the kidzzz and rapping along with Little Richard's "Itsy Bitsy Spider". The joy of teaching elementary from JK-G6 (grade 1 is the most challenging) so much child development (my graduate work is in child development) so my work was never boring but at times I was totally stressed out.......Trials and Tribulations.....just like those of you who are fortunate to be parents....Jazzman would say, "I'm giving you 15 minutes to vent and then that's it." Other co-workers would drink wine and save all their wine corks and then give them to me to use as counters for Math or use as beautiful junk for art. Some students would smell the corks and I'd think.......One time I was annoyed that the kidzzz in the enclave area of classroom (taught in an Alternative School where parents had to volunteer for at least 5 hours a month).......which was a quiet area to read and be surrounded by art posters by Picasso, Monet, Miro......and of course some of my fave musicians....Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Garland Jeffreys, The Band, Robbie Robertson. One day in this area a few of my brightest and most compassionate were not doing what they were supposed to be doing....... I walked over and just as I was about to question them......I wisely took a good look first and realized that they were making a pop up card for me as I had taught them the previous day. Uhhh.....I just quietly walked away......very quietly. As I've shared before the best thing that ever happened to me as an educator is when they called me Mom out of the blue.

1. Give A Little Love - Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
2. This Old Man - Bob Dylan
3. Cushie Butterfield - Sting
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb - Paul McCartney
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Stephen Bishop
6. Itsy Bitsy Spider - Little Richard
7. Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips - Bruce Springsteen
8. Country Feelin's - Brian Wilson
9. Blueberry Pie - Bette Midler
10. The Pacifier - Elton John
11. Getting To Know You - James Taylor
12. Autumn To May - Ann and Nancy Wilson
13. Child Of Mine - Carole King
14. Tell Me Why - Pat Benatar
15. A Medley Of Rhymes - Debbie Gibson
16. Blanket For A Sail - Harry Nilsson
17. Good Night, My Love (Pleasant Dreams) - Paula Abdul
18. Gartan Mother's Lullaby - Meryl Streep
19. Golden Slumbers - Jackson Browne And Jennifer Warnes
20. A Child Is Born - Barbra Streisand

JED...I think one of my posts to you about the Raps, maybe was over the top? If so......I apologize. If you were just having fun and I'm a bit slow in those matters......Ha, Ha, Ha. If you don't know what I am referring to.......I am cheering for the Dodgers tonight as I'm a fan of Mookie Betts.

KEVIN J...I think I know why you have travelled so much in your life....I know I said I wouldn't post as much and not share as much about my life.....as if anything is left to share..... ;-D.......I was just cranky and frustrated at the time but I'm over it now. Otherwise hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy during these surreal times.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: Wild Life

Thanks, Peter. Robert Christgau is on my ever growing enemy list of douchebags writing about music. The list is currently only in my head as I felt it was too sinister to put it in writing. But those guys has put much more sinister stuff in writing, so I might as well jot it down some time. Also, it gets increasingly hard to remember the names of the entire staff of AllMusic. I think I'll write it down by candlelight with a feather pen and perhaps add a upside down cross beside the names of those who have gone to hell, such as Lester Bangs. :-)


Entered at Tue Oct 27 03:34:51 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-26-74-12-93-189.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.93.189)

Posted by:

Bill M

Rod: "Pretty good" - and then some. I like to think it'd find much wider acceptance now, 55 years later. I'm convinced that its unsatisfactory fate in '65 had a lot to do with Levon's departure not long after.


Entered at Tue Oct 27 03:04:48 CET 2020 from inetgate.msd.govt.nz (202.27.54.3)

Posted by:

Rod

The Stones I Throw is actually a pretty good song.


Entered at Mon Oct 26 20:21:12 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:b8bd:6a78:1feb:d498)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Photographers capture rock ‘n’ roll, local scenery

“It takes a lot to have one photo archived there,” Friedman said. “It’s a thrill to have pictures there permanently.”

Meanwhile, the pop-up Friedman Gallery at 1275 Post Road highlights the work of both Friedman and Larry Silver, a decadeslong photographer. Originally from the Bronx, N.Y., Silver began his photography career in the 1950s.


Entered at Mon Oct 26 20:05:41 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:b8bd:6a78:1feb:d498)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

If anyone wants to make BILL M's day...Just post anything Canadiana....especially about THE HAWKS!

Just checked What's New and saw mention of the photographer Bill Friedman and one photo of The Band 2017!! My link shows many more.

LISA....This emoji.... :-D was first introduced to me by the bass musician from Holland's band......Sjako! NORBERT.....Where forth art thou? Norbert is the most generous person from this site and the best storyteller.....emailed the group Sjako! who performed songs of THE BAND and the bass player Thijs then emailed me and included :-D and ;-D and that's that!

THE LOST ROCK & ROLL NEGATIVES of THE BAND by MICHAEL FRIEDMAN....and many other musicians.


Entered at Mon Oct 26 19:09:02 CET 2020 from s0106a84e3f63c293.vf.shawcable.net (96.48.242.117)

Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: Emojis

JQ, I'm guessing - and I could be totally off-base here - that it's mostly women who use emojis, and there's only beg and me here :-) :-) :-D


Entered at Mon Oct 26 16:46:59 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-26-74-12-93-189.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.93.189)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for posting the Ocean cover of TSIT. The LP has two songs by former members of the Consuls and the Suedes - Robbie's TSIT and Gene MacLellan's "Put Your Hand In The Hand". Each song righteous in its own way, you could say. I chatted with Ocean's bassist in a lineup at the premiere for "Once Were Bros" at last year's TIFF.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Sorry. Still the link fails. It works off both Facebook pages and my blog. Anyway, go to Around and Around and you can seek it out.

SONGS AND ALBUMS … right to REVILED … right again to WILD LIFE


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Wild Life, Let's link again …

Wild Life re-linked


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Wild Life: Wings

The most popular section on AROUND AND AROUND is ‘Reviled: The Albums The Critics Loved to Hate.” Do look further than that on the site … have a browse around, but today’s addition gets us to Paul McCartney, and WILD LIFE by Wings. (linked) It was considered his weakest album in a rush of post-Beatles ire at Paul. It bears re-listening especially as later reissues added the singles Give Ireland Back to The Irish and Mary Had A Little Lamb.


Entered at Mon Oct 26 15:09:36 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:2de7:5267:3667:3c1)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One more and then I got to go go liza jane.

Ocean - stones i throw


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Larkin Poe - White Lightning

Pretty good cover of 'White Lightning' from the gals of Larkin Poe.
This is up there with some of their best covers. Nice picking and singing.

Like Levon once said: "Ain't it easy when you know how!"


Entered at Mon Oct 26 14:31:34 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:b8e8:a3c6:1c5d:6390)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Voting Day
Web: My link

Subject: Lentil Spinach Wrap

The Stones I Throw...Levon and The Hawks March 1965 First release
The Stones I Throw...Normie Rowe and The Playboys June 1966
Stones That I Throw...Trials and Tribulations 1970
Stones I Throw...Ocean 1971
The Stones I Throw...Amy Helm September 2018

Good Morning haso and L and Glenn, Bill M, Dag B and Lisa and all the boyzzzz who post here. I will respond by email as to why both of us were very disappointed with the Dr.....Rollie's buddy Carlos Del Junco opened and DBT.....I did enjoy seeing Derek at Eric's Guitar Fest....Did I already tell everyone that I was at Eric Clapton's not one but two day Guitar Festival? Just askin'......Anyway, By-Election voting now and some errands. Jazzman said he's not voting. Good! One less Conservative vote!!!! He thinks he can do all the cooking and household chores and that I'll forget that we're not on the same page politically. No chance! ;-D


Entered at Mon Oct 26 13:50:28 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-26-74-12-93-189.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.93.189)

Posted by:

Bill M

Dag B: Thanks for posting that cover of "The Stones I Throw". Normie's diction improves the clarity of the second verse; pretty strong and direct stuff for pop music at the time, I think. And even for today.

Not wishing to divert attention from that stellar song, I'll note that the first cover of its flip-side, "He Don't Love You But He'll Break Your Heart", was done around the same time by a NY-area group call the Soul Set on the BB label. The b-side of the Soul Set's record, an instrumental with a foolish title that I don't recall off the top of my head - maybe something about a donkey - was the largely the same song rearranged, with a redirected songwriting credit of course.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Normie Rowe & the Playboys - The Stones I Throw

Brian Henderson's Bandstand, Australian TV, July 1966


Entered at Mon Oct 26 01:39:46 CET 2020 from (2600:387:4:802::43)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Emojis

I never use them but given their ubiquity is there a technical reason they never, ever, appear here?


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Posted by:

Bill M

The world is a funny place. I have a good friend who was born in Khazakstan. We met in '83 flying from Toronto, where I lived and he'd just finished bible college, to Germany, where he'd lived since the mid '70s. He's spent most of the years since working at on a German mission in Kenya. He's probably still puzzled by my atheism, but he's one of the finest people I've ever known.


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Posted by:

Rod

Watched Borat this evening with my 2 teenage boys. Pretty gross in places but it sort of redeems itself at the end (if you're not a Trump supporter). Mostly staged but the Giuliani segment looks real. Can't understand why he let himself be set up like that.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The other thing we saw Sachs Baron Cohen three days earlier in Trial of the Chicago Seven and I said he deserved an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He doesn’t need to do the Borat stuff.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Borat- does anyone think Khazakstanis are as he portrays them? I doubt that it’s a pleasant place, but they’re people living there too. In teaching most major nationalities in my life, I’ve never met one that’s “all bad.” He has Borat say vile anti-Semitic stuff to check the reaction, but as a Jew pretending to be a Moslem that really has its limits in taste. When he did the spoof on TV in short programmes I thought it was hilarious because he was using a device that he was making a film for Khazak TV. By the first film, maybe. Now with the disguises? Really? Take the right to life guy he sets up by sounding as if he fathered his daughter’s baby (actually she ate a cake decoration). That’s either two hidden cameras, two camera operators, or one camera operator and they did it (at least) twice. In other words I’m sure some is fake and acted. I will check out the later Giuliano section but because people say he really fooled him and it is funny. I do recall one review of the last film, where the reviewer said watch the eyes of the people he’s talking to. That reviewer said the film was a tribute to the politeness of Americans faced with an unpleasant stranger.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: the jazzman, buckwheat and Jerry Jeff

Angelina: I believe you are definitely right that none of our partners contribute here. Probably like mine, they don't even deign to read anything or visit here. It was enough for me to explain 3 email addresses (yours, Glenn, and the former Rockin' Chair). That said, and we having somewhat different musical tastes, I'm glad I don't have to argue agent orange topics w/ her. Although I'm the one who watches MSNBC a good deal more, in general, she's probably a bit more liberal than me. She does however thank me for exposing her to the Allman Bros., bluegrass, Muddy, B. B., Butterfield and other blues greats and will suffer through the Band, Little Feat, Waylon and some others on the off-day.

So what was the Jazzman's thumbs down on Mack and the Tedeschi/Trucks folks based on?

Yes, even if RR never shows, here slightly south of the border on his way out of New England, you and yours certainly can. Buckwheat probably could be arranged; there's a good 20 quarts or so of frozen local blueberries in the freezer, including some wild ones. Buckwheat takes me back to college; we used to go out at least 2 to 3 times a week, around 1 a.m. or so to a diner for 3 buckwheat blueberry flapjacks ($1.25), whether the homework was done (or even started) or not. Great cultural experience... a bunch of "longhairs" and a crowd of midwesterners returning from lodge meetings or something, with their beehive hairdos, slicked-back ducktails or flat-tops and leisure suits. But we never scared them away and they didn't kick us out.

Thanks for the heads-up, Norm. I remember seeing him as the "starter" in about 1977, followed by Emmy Lou and then Willie Nelson & Family. Jerry Jeff's version of "Willin'" was so convincing that it was probably 15 years or better before I knew that Lowell George had written it.

Best chocolate frappe I've ever had was in Tucumcari, NM.


Entered at Sun Oct 25 02:22:07 CEST 2020 from (107.77.97.55)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Borat, etc

Hi Peter - I think your comments about this being astonishingly crude are fully valid. Whether one finds that funny is personal, likely with some generational aspects. But in regard to its sexism, racism, antisemitism, etc, think the whole thing was a topical parody and indictment of American Trumpism, ignorance and the right wing (particularly Southern) cultural touchstones here.

PV, I think you’re a great music and film critic and I look forward to and read everything you write. And always learn from them. But then I thought Beavis and Butthead was top notch humor too.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Borat

We got about 35 minutes in. Racist, sexist, astonishingly crude. And totally unfunny. It is truly awful. I believe there are some bits where politicians get pinned later but we didn't get that far.


Entered at Sat Oct 24 21:13:21 CEST 2020 from (2600:387:4:802::3f)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Borat

I just watched the new one, oh dear oh dear..


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Posted by:

Bill M

BWC: Sorry, that was me.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: One great song

One of my greatest joys was a night at the Commadore Ball Room in Vancouver watching Jerry Jeff all night sitting right in front of him with an old friend. Jerry Jeff was by himself and played an Ovation and it was just like this.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Bob Dylan / Robert Zimmerman

For the first: the signature NWC down below was not me. Anyway, he/she got the point.

“Hibbing is a town where people don’t get too excited about anything,” said my compatriot Leroy Hoikkala.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Texas Time

Now we've lost Jerry Jeff Walker a good old boy that came from New York became a cowboy who played a lot of great music and wrote some very enduring and important songs..........I'm gonna miss him.


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Posted by:

NWC

NWC: Not to worry. Bob went to Hibbing so others don't have to, though you may have to accept him as your personal saviour. Doesn't seem much of a stretch for some here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The other day Jazzman was making pear brandy and is making pear jam this morning. My request was actually pear nectar but hey it's all good. I was up earlier to greet Gray Boy and Midnight. Sometimes we feel that their home across the courtyard is really a hotel for them.

PETERI.... Really looking forward to checking out your new site and what everyone's posting on Toppermost. You are actually the one who has inspired me to create my own book about Si Cuba!.......Btw, when I was in Habana on the Arts Tour.....One of the places we visited.....I spotted a significant signature on a wall where students were studying music. I think previously Batista.......none other than Julian Schnabel who produced Louuuu's Berlin Tour! I asked Jazzman if he knew anything about Louuu Reed? I helped him out of course. Have you ever heard of "Walk On The Wild Side"? Maybe a couple of times. Any other songs? No. Ok......Let the pear jam cook on! Of course he's listening to jazz while he's cooking......

Lou Reed's "Berlin", (1973,) dir. Julian Schnabel 2007

"First performed Live, in its entirety, at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, 2006. With Special Guests, including Antony Hegarty. "The album is a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple, and addresses themes of drug use, prostitution, depression, domestic violence, and suicide." A commercial failure after the hugely successful "Transformer", I think it's his best work, despite its darkness. "Lou Reed Berlin Live at St. Anns Warehouse Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse is the audio release of Reed's 2006 performances of his classic Berlin album from 1973."


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: The same

Subject: The Unofficial Most Pathetic Post In Gb - competition

I resign. I don't have any chance against Mr. Dener and derivates.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: 'Days Of 49'

There was something wrong in the address I posted. The right name of the band is: BlkBryWntrBnd. A strange name to a band but who cares.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Country style living and playing

In the nineties we quit our teaching jobs and traveled around. We burned our savings. Later on, still in the nineties, we did the same thing. Burned our savings, that is. Yes indeed... and in 2002 we did it again succesfully, because our boss wanted to get rid of us. She had Alzheimers so it was an easy task. We burned our savings once again.

We spent our time in Finland, Wales and in the South of France and in California. We traveled on the Highway 49 in California and on the loneliest highway in the US from Nevada and eastward. The song we played in the back seat of our humble non-insured Chevrolet was 'Days Of 49'. Dramatically, the old highway down there is also called for Highway 49. I hope you Google this song and enjoy the harsh but romantic mood played by 'BlkBryWntrBnd'.

I try to find a way to post my video file playing this song on my banjo!

Never been in Hibbing, though.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Secret Garden

Me again. I know that people here do read my film reviews and the premium channels are stuffed with major unreleased films currently, such as The Secret Garden with Colin Firth and Julie Walters. It's fromthe Harry Potter / Paddington producers so expect a visual feast, and a more interesting interpretation than the 1911 classic book.

BTW, Angelina … the most popular "Reviled" article so far is easily Lou Reed's "Berlin."!


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Mary Martin Papers

PETER V...Good afternoon to you and K. I still look at the photo she sent that your daughter took outside your back yard. It is so magical.....so magical. We need some magic and hope these days. And the photo of my parents....Is my mother wearing pearls?

When I first asked Jazzman about Electric Mud he told me to go online and listen to it myself. Yeah, he was cranky and about to go to work. It's a good thing that he taught photography at the College level as he doesn't have any patience, whereas I do so I could teach at the elementary level. Btw TODD.....He had two Hasselblad cameras......When he sold them to a student who was studying photography as he did....It was like he cut off his eyes, hands and his soul......I'll never forget how painful it was for him to give up that part of his life that not only gave him purpose but an outlet to express himself with total creativity, freedom and joy... :-D

As I said he's a music snob in the sense of I know what I like and it doesn't really matter if you like it too and I don't need to explain it to you. Sometimes I'm like that too....No apologies for my musical choices as they are mine and that's that! So we're similar that way. I took a quick listen and right away I knew what he meant but I still wanted to report back as best as I could as he would never post here. Just as all the posters here....No one's partner posts now do they? He basically said that in 1968 when the recording came out during psychedelia.....Stax Records was trying to revamp Muddy's career by hoping a rock audience would be drawn to his music. Jazzman really dislikes when you play around with the real raw and dirty blues. Just as he doesn't like when his other musical hero Miles Davis's music changed after 1967....Jazzman is a very precise listener/fan of music as I am.....but I am generally more open and welcoming to all genres and all kinds of performers.....for instance I can appreciate Demi Lovato's musical singing chops and could appreciate her urgent message to all Americans whereas he probably couldn't.....So just like he only really loves Miles's music from 1956-1967.....The year rock and roll was born and and the year Canada became 100 years old......He is also the kind of music fan who is constantly searching eBay and Amazon for very obscure jazz and blues artists so he is not only drawn to the ones most music fans are aware of.....He does not want to hear Muddy Waters trying to cater to any rock audience. Same as with Levon Helm. I/we love his voice and musicality.....Jazzman can't stand his voice......Forgive him as no one's perfect.........Laughing here as he is so clear on what he likes musically and what he doesn't......I understand it as he was listening to jazz and blues as a teenager in sheltered West End Toronto living with very conservative immigrant parents. I don't even think he even experimented with drugs at all and only a very light social drinker. He wanted to play jazz piano but was made to learn classical piano and only heard classical music at home. Uhhh.....We had different lives and experiences but we're both passionate about the music we appreciate and meet sometimes together. We did see Buddy Guy but we were both so disappointed as he blah, blah, blahed so much......Remind you of someone? ;-D

Yesterday I was walking along Bloor Street West and walked by a school where I used to attend meetings when I worked at a Parent/Child Centre. Next door was his high school. I was so tempted to walk inside and see if his photo was up on the wall from when he was honoured with being a scholar.....In his family there was no other choice. What pleases me the most recently is that he actually digs the song by US3 incorporating jazz and hip hop....He found that CD for twenty five cents. Some artists we've seen together...Third World, The Weber Brothers, Tribute to TLW, Upstate NY's Donna The Buffalo, Doctor John and Derek Trucks Band he disliked......Mavis Staples in Toronto and by the Grand River......Rick Danko Tribute he walked out of the gym and told me he had a headache......Yiiikes I guess he didn't like the music at all......I am ever grateful to him that he turned me onto Roy Hargrove.....Really enjoyed that show!

As far as our very different politics......He never ever shared his true political colours until the orange clown came onto the political scene. I told him that he oc better lose because there is no way that I can keep arguing for another four years. Just no way......as we are just as passionate about our politics as our music. As we used to say in our classrooms when some years we had so many challenging students......Lawd give me strength!!


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Bill M

SoulBop, not SoulBob. Sorry!


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Bill M

Web: My link

Pat B: Here's SoulBob - John Finlay (briefly the frontman for Levon and the Hawks!) AND (I'm guessing) Phil Upchurch. They did a whole CD in this vein, definitely with Upchurch.


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Pat B

Bill M, Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah were a Chicago staple. Mitch Aliotta was in Rotary Connection and started AHJ the band with his brother whom John Jeremiah replaced. Huge hit with "Lake Shore Drive (LSD)", one of the most beautiful urban roads in the US. Never really followed it up.

I could wax eloquently about Phil Upchurch for days. Used to see him and Tennyson Stephens at a club called Ratso's on Monday nights in the 70's. Phil was a great bassist too. As the required Band connection, he played with Lenny Breau. Look up his story about moving to LA then returning to Chicago quickly.


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Peter V

Subject: Muddy at Woodstock

That also tends to get poor reviews. I don't know why. I like it. BEG … what does Jazzman think of Electric Mud?


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Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the link to the Henderson paper. It was subsequently published as a book, which I remember quickly scanning in a store when it came out. It didn't seem worth purchasing at the time, but maybe I'll try again now that it's free; the chapter headings still don't call out to me, that's for sure.


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brown eyed girl

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Oops! I meant to write say it's OWN name not ONE name. Sorry, grade one phonics.

Repost as most of us have more time to read and reflect now.....Just like when some of us were in University....Days gone by for sure.

MAKING THE SCENE: Yorkville and Hip Toronto, 1960-1970
Stuart Robert Henderson


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Once Dylan rolled out Love and Theft.....I only dig Mississippi.....He lost me. Although I was only a child in the sixties and high school seventies.......It was this time that Dylan and I were close.


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brown eyed girl

Location: Sorting and Organizing
Web: My link

Subject: Not A Fashionista

March 1976...Flash of Fire Written by Hoyt Axton, Cathy Smith

Designer Kenzo passed. Music connection to The Band? Well...When I was a student (six years) another job I had one summer was working at one of our high end shops...Holt, Renfrew because I needed a job and it was available...It was during the original store days where there was an old clangy elevator that took you higher....I kid you not! The elevator person.....looked exactly like Robbie Robertson! Anyway, while I was sorting and organizing yesterday....I remembered I still have one remaining piece of clothing I bought from those days.....That's right! I still have and wear a cherry red (fave.....(silent e makes the vowel say it's one name) colour....color for Americans.....wool pullover by....Kenzo!

And I forgot....Jazzman also doesn't like Muddy in Woodstock. When we are in Rochester, NY we always hit up all the music shops. He knows where everything is as his former flame resides there....I found the recording and was about to buy it thinking we could meet half way.....

We always had to check out House of Guitars as he has classical piano training which he hated but thought when he'd retire he'd learn to play guitar. Downstairs it's the wild wild west looking for music but it's a riot as the store is very disorganized but when you ask for a recording......Boom! People who work in the store know where everything is. It is also here that I took a photo of a signed CD by Rick Danko on the wall. There's also a great blues bar where he is known and of course we have to go to the Dinosaur Barbecue but no pork for me.......always barbecue chicken.......And yes since he's a trained photographer we've been at the George Eastman Museum many times. It was here while in the Gift Shop we heard Amy Winehouse for the very first time and yes, we're both huge fans.

"An often repeated urban legend recounts that photographer and musician Linda McCartney (née Eastman, first wife of Beatle Sir Paul McCartney) was related to the George Eastman family, but this is false. Her father was of Russian Jewish ancestry and changed his surname to Eastman before becoming known as an attorney."


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Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Aliotta, Haynes, Jeremiah

Hmm - parts of my memory was off, and other parts on. The article here does mention Upchurch and Jennings in addition to sorting out the AHJ story for me.


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Bill M

Subject: rotary connections

Pat B: My brain must have been working on the problem all night as I slept, because it pooped out a partial answer this morning - Somebody, Aliotta and Haynes. I'm not totally sold on Haynes, and I don't think the Somebody was Stepney, but I'm sold on Aliotta. Hallelujah - let us google.


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Location: Pink painted doghouse.

Subject: My master.

Yikes.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Rebecca … 2020 and 1940

Netflix is great value this month. Now we have a full movie Netflix original in REBECCA (linked) with Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott-Thomas. We watched the 2020 film, I started the review then looked up the critics online. They all refer loftily to comparison with Hitchcock’s 1940 classic with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine which of course they found superior. We were intrigued, so we watched the 1940 one the next night, and I did a comparative review at the end. It changes the assessment.


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NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: My entry to The Most Pathetic Post In The Fabulous History Of Gb Competition.

Peter V: I had Spencer Davies Group's first album, too... and my interest in children's literature... what a perfect couple me and Ms V could have been?


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Bill M

Pat B: I was going to post something a few hours ago invoking you and your knowledge of these "Rotary Connection" people, but decided not to since I was sure you'd be totally tied up until the day after E-day. As you're here, I'll ask the name of the post RC group that did two or three LPs in the mid-'70s. Simple monochrome covers - one of them red. I think three surnames, with Stepney being one of them, I believe. Related to "Electric Mud"? Re Phil Upchurch, he was part of former Levon and the Hawks (and later Rhinoceros) frontman Jon Finlay's final LA project before he returned to Toronto early this millenium, "SoulBop". I have the CD around somewhere.


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Peter V

hi, Pat. I mentioned Morris Jennings and Superfly eventually. Charles Stepney is in the list as organ, producer but for me being producer was not good here. Rob would disagree. I thought Muddy’s band that I saw a few weeks later won hands down.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: I Got It Goin' On

Jazzman is making pear liqueur....process takes a few weeks until ready. He says it will be a a winter drink warming us up after coming in from the cold upcoming winter. Asked about Electric Mud. Answer...NOPE. So does he agree with Rob or you? He's a music snob so won't explain why. I'm kinda a snob too but I try and explain if I'm asked. Oh well....It's a good thing we have reggae in common, soul, rhythm and blues, Van, some Jazz, Amy Winehouse, Adele....SNL this Saturday.

I am enjoying more of the jazz/hip hop (love when someone can rhyme words and remember them!) recording that he found in a music shop in either Collingwood, Wasaga Beach or Cobourg (music store or outside one of the Thrift stores for free) for twenty five cents. One of his friends is a former personal physical trainer who plays rec hockey with guys who are lawyers and financial players. He is into hard rock. I have no idea how Jazzman copes when he's in his van driving to different locations for work. Since Jazzman's work has dried up due to Covid he likes the outdoor work as it keeps him fit and no bosses. His friend is in his fifties so he likes the challenge of keeping up with him physically. They do various jobs at their summer homes/cottages in above areas for these men who either cannot do the work or who have a lot of money to hire them for building decks, fences, rake leaves, gardening, etc.


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Pat B

Peter V, on your Electric Mud discussion, you guys also missed the great Morris Jennings who drummed on Ramsey Lewis's great Upendo Mi Pamoja and Curtis Mayfield's Superfly. And Charles Stepney? C'mon. Produced the Dells, Rotary Connection, Minnie Ripperton. Ramsey Lewis's epic Sun Goddess, Earth Wind & Fire's Open Our Eyes, That's The Way of The World, and Gratitude. Monster pianist and Chicago legend. Died way way too young (1976). Helped define gospel-funk-soul of the 70's. Say hey to RtO.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Muddy Waters Electric Mud

AROUND AND AROUND is growing fast. Today’s addition is ELECTRIC MUD by Muddy Waters, the 1967 “psychedelic album” backed by Rotary Connection. It’s in the “Reviled Albums” section, because it was, by no less than Muddy Waters himself. This is a co-write with Rob "The Organ" Millis. He suggested the album, and I hadn’t played it in years. It turned out that we had diametrically opposite views on the album, which hopefully makes for more interesting reading.


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Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Spencer Davis and Downchild Blues Band

At the link is an article about Spencer Davis's relatively brief stay - and one album - with the Downchild Blues Band, who were, among other things, something of a model for the Belushi/Ackroyd Blues Brothers. (One clanger in the intro pre-Spencer paragraphs was the attribution of "Rock Me Baby" "not "Rock Me Gently" to Andy Kim.)


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Jan H - Music From Big Pink Photo Location

Hi Jan, not sure if you saw my email, but a friend was up in Woodstock recently and took some photos at the spot where the Music From Big Pink group shot was taken. His shots show what it looks like present day. Thought it may be of interest for folks here, but not sure where/how to post them.

Please let me know if I should send them. Thanks!


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brown eyed girl

Location: So Much Things To Say Right Now
Web: My link

Subject: Freshly Ground Chunky Peanut Butter

haso...Good Morning to you and your partner. Blueberry pancakes you say? Yum! I prefer buckwheat as they are gluten free and just as yummy. Seriously I kid you not. They are the only ones I make with wild blueberries alone or with banana as well. Jazzman does not like them. What are ya gonna do?

Bill M...No, I think it was the Stevie Winwood. He like Stevie Wonder were called Stevie as they were teenagers when we became aware of them. I was in elementary school when I was skating to their music at our local Arena. Since my small city/town of 36000....We only had one Arena but the music played on the PA was always great for listening and skating! I can still feel the ice on my face as I was trying to do crossovers or when I would stop and have the boy I was attracted to in grade three feel the ice on his face. Lol. Awww....We were so innocent. The year before a Portuguese boy gave me my first diamond ring. His name was Carlos. He obtained it from the bubblegum machine.

Bill M again. As I was still buzzing after dental cleaning I walked from University/King to Loblaws by former Maple Leaf Gardents....I walked by JT's work place....Mount Sinai Hospital and couldn't believe that he is no longer with us. It was here I picked up the Dylan/The Band CDS he made for me of the Concert of 1974. He suggested dropping them off at my home but I was solo then and thought no.....I'll pick them up at your work place.....lol.....

Bill M once again. Is it you who brings up Max Webster from time to time? If so I have a story about him and it ain't pretty. First of all....No, I cannot get into his music. Anyway, the friend who became a journalist...The one who I dropped acid with and her photographer boyfriend....Well, she landed a job in Saskatoon. She invited me to visit her for a couple of weeks. Uhhhh.....I quickly discovered why people drink so much there. This was in early eighties and not much happening. It was when Graham Parker's Squeeeeezing Out Sparks came out. No highlights to speak of. I visited their Art Gallery many times while friend was working during the day. Then there was one music night. Yup! She had to review a Max Webster concert. I unwillingly tagged along telling her over and over again that she was not to ask me for my opinion as she had to put her journalist hat on and write a review. I loved to be surprised....I really do. Nope! There wasn't anything positive I could say about this show except that I did not have to pay for it. She respected my passion for music in general so she asked me to help her write the review. I said, "NO!" She wouldn't listen to me so I told her......Well....Sorry Max Webster about the review. She got sacked the same week for the review. I told her......She wouldn't listen........Luckily the same week her mother and friend were driving from BC in a Cadillac to visit and take us to Calgary for a night and then the one highlight of my trip out west........Our last stop was Banff!!! I could not believe the beauty of the Rocky Mountains!!! I was hypnotized and did not want to leave......

Peter V...Thank you! Now Berlin....This recording of Louuuu's has to be his heaviest right? It was around the time he was married/divorced from his first partner Betty. It was also the time he was heavily into speed and quaaludes to come down.....I love the photo of her and Louuu and she's wearing her pearls. I love pearls but don't own any. Many songs to discuss but one that freaked me out was not surprisingly The Kids. I think I was living at the Women's Co-Op at the time as I was a student and I needed an inexpensive place to live and I was high on weed and I was lying on my carpet in my room and all of a sudden I could hear children crying and I just freaked out.......I forgot I was high of course and that there were no children close by......

Very welled written song by Demi Lovato....Commander In Chief. Brava Demi! So good!! Every American out there has to hear this one!!!!!!!

Were you ever taught when you were young
If you mess with things selfishly, they're bound to come undone?
I'm not the only one
That's been affected and resented every story you've spun
And I'm a lucky one
'Cause there are people worse off that have suffered enough
Haven't they suffered enough?
But you can't get enough of
Shuttin' down systеms for personal gain
Fightin' fires with flyers and prayin' for rain
Do you gеt off on pain?
We're not pawns in your game

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?

[Verse 2]
We were taught when we were young
If we fight for what's right, there won't be justice for just some
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down
Loud and proud, best believe
We'll still take a knee while you're

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe, breathe?
Be able to breathe

[Bridge]
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?
Able to breathe


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Berlin again

Dud link again. Try this one.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: LOU REED: Berlin

One for Angelina …

The latest page on AROUND AND AROUND is in the “Reviled: the albums they love to hate” section,. and is Lou Reed’s 1973 album “Berlin” (LINKED) It’s a perfect example for "Reviled" in that the critics’ pens were dipped in vitriol back at the time of release. Now it’s considered a masterpiece. There's also comment on the (more justly) reviled Metal Machine Music. Read and see why … and take a look at the other pages on Around and Around. There’s a LOT there apart from reviews.


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Peter V

Subject: Spencer Davis Group

Keep on Running and Somebody Help Me are two of the true great singles. When I first met Mrs V I was greatly impressed by her record collection … she only had half a dozen albums but they included Spencer Davis Group's "Their First Album" along with Ravi Shankar and with Leonard Bernstein playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The two latter ones are albums we still play.

After Winwood left, "With Their New Face On" was an interesting attempt at psych.


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JQ

Subject: Spencer Davis Group

As a teen I loved their stuff. I recall Stevie Winwood being called the16 year old Ray Charles.


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Bill M

Subject: Keep On Running

BEG: I you remember hearing "Keep On Running" on top 40 radio as a girl, it may well have been the cover version by Grant Smith and the Power, which went top 10.

Prior to Smith, the group was Eddie Spencer and the Power, Eddie having moved from Kingston Jamaica to Toronto a couple years earlier with one of Jamaica's biggest ska groups, the Sheiks.


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Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the Dave Davies. It's only fair that someone east of the Atlantic saying that the Band sounds like a Kinks album, just as those of us west of the Atlantic say it the other way around.

Sorry to hear about Spencer Davis. I love the idea of his group taking Dylan and the Hawks to a haunted mansion outside Birmingham. Five languages is a good thing for a tour guide to have, no?


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brown eyed girl

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...and the other Spencer Davis song that I vividly remember is....My MO for many years...Keep On Running.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I'm A Man...Spencer Davis Group...Good to know finally the actual lyrics...lol. I don't have any Spencer Davis in my collection but I have the double CD of Traffic. Oh well, even back then I had Freudian sips of the mind and heart.


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brown eyed girl

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"The Spencer Davis Group was a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England. In its heyday the group consisted of Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Pete York; Jimmy Miller was their producer. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states "This big selling Birmingham band scored two number ones in the UK Singles Chart penned by the reggae artist, Jackie Edwards. Teenager Winwood left in 1967, to form Traffic before joining Blind Faith, then forging a career as a soloist".

Apparently Welsh musician Spencer Davis possessed a high IQ and could speak five languages. I just heard him speak in Dutch on another clip. I was a very young person skating to this song at our local Rink by the Grand River....and as it musically builds; I would skate faster. I felt a rush.....Of course you all know Spencer Davis's "I'm A Man". For some reason in my young mind even then; I always heard I'm a woman.

"Spencer Davis (born 17 July 1939, Swansea, Wales) moved to Birmingham from London in 1960 to study. In 1963, he recruited the Winwood brothers and started the Spencer Davis Group. The band performed regularly in the city. They signed their first recording contract after Chris Blackwell of Island Records saw them at an appearance in a local club; Blackwell also became their producer."


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Peter V

RIP Spencer Davis.


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Jed

Subject: Chicago 7/Satanic

Chicago 7 movie on Netflix was excellent. Looking forward to reading your review. Loved your review of the Stones album.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Dental Office

Subject: Nitrous Oxide

Once I heard Adele's Some One Like You I knew it was over.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Uncut (Springsteen front, December issue)

Dave Davies chose his eight most important albums.

Dave Davies: Apart from being an incredible influence, "The Band" felt like an American Kinks album in a way. It was folky, downhome and very authentic sounding, the accordions and brass were muted, almost sad, but poignant.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Mr. Legendary

Just finished reading Jason McBride's article in Reader's Digest. Hohum to me. A few different words but the same story we've heard forever.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Down by the memory lane.

For some time ago I told about our college band organ player who pasted away,

We used to play 'chicken race'. The clue was that we always turned to the left. Finland had right hand traffic. The girls in the back seat yelled "yyyyiiiieeeehhhjjj". The organ player told the next day how the girls f****d him in poor excitement. I, the shy introvert bass player went home and watched the tele and went to the bed with the rod in my hand.

For some time ago I saw one of the girls in a political forum and wanted 'just to say hello'. She answered that she still remembered me because I was not like the other Neandertaler-guys. I was "the shy introvert bass player".

But it is too late now.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Trial of The Chicago Seven

It’s on Netflix now. It was made at the end of 2019, and despairing a proper theatrical release, it’s on Netflix after a week. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO SEVEN (my review is linked) follows the events of 1969 following the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. It’s laden with apposite parallels to 2020 and at least four actors deserve an Academy Award … Mark Rylance as the defending lawyer, Frank Langella as the senile ultra-conservative judge, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden and Sacha Baron-Cohen as Abbie Hoffman. It’s a brilliant film all round


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: To 'haso' about Greil

Yes, Greil has posted here. Look at the Archives section, 1998 or 1999, maybe. At least the signature 'Greil Marcus' posted here...


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Rev John Wilkins

Hi Solomon - I’ve just learned he passed away a couple weeks ago. I loved his 2010 album You Can’t Hurry God, particularly the song Sinner’s Prayer. I’m a big fan of Jake X Fussell and he’s all over the album. I didn’t know about Trouble until your note so I’ll be diving in directly. Thanks.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: five from 2020

Diana Jones - We Believe You (feat. Steve Earle, Richard Thompson & Peggy Seeger) best song on a great new album

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Nick Cave with Cosmic Dancer

Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams - Lost Highway

Reverend John Wilkins - Trouble

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues - West Helena Blues !


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: RIP Don Hahn, MFBP recording engineer

See link for the obit. David P could would have known the guy's career up, down and sideways, I expect.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Masked Marauders

The bit I liked from the original spoof was describing Season of The Witch sung by Bob Dylan doing "A superb imitation of early Donovan."


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Hudson's Bay

Thanks, Peter. I'm still a bit of a Luddite and don't automatically look to wikipedia for anything. I remember how they put in the separate sheet from RS (kind of like one of the box sets Robbie put together where I recall there being a sheet w/ some Gleason commentary on it). Glad to revisit it (still in my stack) through your advice. Also certainly recall our (w/ other high school friends) delight when we heard "Mick" signing I can't get no Nookie. That would have likely hit a sore spot about then... probably bought it in 1970, 15 or 16 years of age.

Has Greil visited here, so far as anybody knows? A little while ago, somewhere (here?) I saw where Robbie's holed up in the great State of Maine (as the locals there like to put it), working on the Testimony follow-up. Jeez, Sebastian (if you are still about), you might tell him there's always homemade, local blueberry pancakes available here, just south of the border off of I-95.

Angie, we'd have something to discuss then.


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Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Criminal

JQ - I think Criminal is a minor masterpiece. Perfectly understated with excellent performances from classy actors (David Tennant, Sharon Horgan, Sophie Okonedo amongst others). The context of the interrogation room scenario hadn't struck me but I'm sure you're right. Have you seen 'Line of Duty'? Classy cop thriller / procedural which has cameo interrogation room scenes as anticipated signature pieces. 'Criminal' is brilliantly staged in the confines of an anonymous interrogation suite.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Our Band

Two great musicians are dead. - You have never heard their names, though. They played trombone and trumpet in our high school/college band in the late sixties and early seventies. With these guys we tried to sound as Blood Sweat and Tears. I was (and still is) a foolish romantic and nostalgic guy. I am a prototype of an introvert and shy bass player and found their interest in women 'minus twelve' and 'plus seventy' just funny. They made their own whisky in lonesome Finnish woods unleagally, too.

Now we are only two of us left - just like in The Band.


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: The Devil Made them do it

One of the great things about "Satanic" is that it inspired a great cover to a "Golden Throats" CD, I have a copy also in 3D. As I enjoy some of the more "pop" Stones, I thought the album had some good bits.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Their Satanic Majesties Request

Odd- the link below didn't work, though it did work from Facebook. Try Again …


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Masked Marauders

Take a look at Wikipedia, where there is a lengthy piece on The Masked Marauders, a spoof originated by Greil Marcus, no less. I looked around and apparently the albums are moderately collectable.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Their Satanic Majesties Request

The latest addition to my AROUND AND AROUND site is another in the series "Reviled: The albums critics love to hate" and it is a prime example … "Their Satanic Majesties Request" from 1967, by The Rolling Stones. There are some contrary revisionist views to the bile it received back in the day too.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Peter's vinyl

1st, Angie: enjoyed that brief link to Acadian. I'd watched the W. Vault version once of twice and certainly heard it on the TLW re-issue. In fact may have been why I bought NLSC about 10 years ago (or less). No doubt it resonates more w/ you folks north of the parallel; that said the piece in the article that seems to put it in the same league as TNTDODD might be a bit of an overstatement. But then again, when else did they sing in French?

Peter: I'll make a point sometime of checking out your vinyl site. Problem is, right now, the old Dual is on the blink. May just need a new cartridge, but it slides acrosst w/ out any stop. Changed the weight and track settings, but to no avail. At least our local independent shoppe (Bullmoose... Todd) had a recommendation of who still works on gear locally.

I do have a ? for you though. For a long time I've had what was said at the time to be a one-off. Certainly was, if it was true. You ever heard of "The Masked Marauders"? Supposedly was a grouping of BD, Mick, some of the 4, etc. singing old 50's stuff and other tunes. I remember there was supposed to be BD imitating Donovan singing Season of the Witch. I've had it for 45 years or better. As I recall it was supposedly recorded somewhere in the Tropics, but never was convinced it wasn't all a hoax.


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Posted by:

Larry Love

Subject: The Weight

I'm listening to The Weight. Who hits that subtle high note right before they go into "Crazy Chester?" I think it's Richard.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I read about Criminal in the newspaper today too. I haven't seen it. I'll seek it out!


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Criminal UK

Hi Peter V - Do you know this program? We’ve watched a ton of Brit cop shows and so much of the action takes place in an interrogation room, going back to the early episodes of the one with Helen Mirren. It seems the newer the show the more time is spent in that setting - I feel I’ve learned a lot about British cop’s methods and legalities. But the most impressive aspect to me are the performances where only the actor’s faces are visible. There was one with Tom Courtney (I can’t recall the name of the show) where his performance was absolutely amazing and spellbinding. So I’m thinking that the producers over there know all this and now Criminal UK takes place almost entirely in that setting and it’s brilliant! The only 2 other settings are the observation room and a corridor. Am I on to anything? Or is it just obviously what’s going on? I noticed that there’s a Criminal in Spain and Germany now. The Spanish one is dubbed in English, the German one is only subtitled.

What’s your take? Thanks.


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Posted by:

Peter V

There's a contact form on Around and Around which should work. No one's tried it yet so you could test it for me! I love Rock Machine Turns You On … it will eventually feature in a section on sampler albums. Coming shortly will be a couple more in the "Reviled" album series.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Peter's email

Peter, your emailadress (which you gave here) seems not to be valid. No harm done. I can publish my email here:

"Looking forward to read about 'The Rock Machine Turns You On' in the most hated albums section." (In fact, I love this record with Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel and Taj Mahal in Statesboro Blues.)


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: NLSC

Si, I checked discogs and it has 7 copies for sale of the 1980 vinyl reissue of NLSC. A couple of the offerings are records that are still sealed. Joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Si. I've been trying to avoid "vinyl exclusivity" and mention CD versions too. It's very hard to tell, because you need to compare a new vinyl with a mint original, and it probably won't be mint. It would have to come down to just pressing and vinyl quality, not remastering and remixing which changes it all One big surprise comparing vinyl and CD comes with Dylan and The Stones where they did hybrid SACDs. I'll be writing on this topic soon on the site, but it's hard to compare unless you have an SACD player going through the same system as CD and vinyl. Mostly, SACDs get played on 5.1 systems with different speakers and amplifier so you can't compare. My Myrad CD player died, and I replaced it with an Arcam which plays CDs and SACDs … and in the vinyl v CD v SACD debate, my thoughts are that SACD usually wins. I as hugely surprised.


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Posted by:

Si

Peter, thanks for taking the time to put all of that online; it's clearly a labour of love and something close to your heart. I've only dipped into the site but will explore more when time allows. I've enjoyed what I've read so far. My own interest in vinyl has waned considerably over the last decade to the point of not buying any at all, and, indeed selling quite a bit of my collection. One thing I was wondering about though, was if you had any examples of vinyl that fits into the category of "reissue but actually every bit as good as (or very close) or possibly even better than an original".

When someone here was asking about the 2015 Band vinyl reissues - I think it was Joe - I did a bit of digging around and discovered the "A Capitol Records Re-Issue" series from the early to mid-80s. I've read some threads on various audiophile sites and Northern Lights/Southern Cross is hailed as the best way to listen to that album (excluding possibly hard-to-find pricey Mobile Fidelity reissues) and actually better than an original. As far as I can tell Stage Fright through Islands were released in this series - possibly because they were technically out of print - while the first two possibly weren't. The only album I had in this series was "Sailor" by The Steve Miller Band and I do remember playing it through headphones and being amazed that the vinyl was so quiet, especially as the first track is atmospheric and has a lot of ambient noise.

I was wondering if anyone here has any of those 80's reissues? The labels are usually a dark, almost forest green with the classic Capitol 'building' logo in black. They usually start with an "SN-" prefix and have "A Capitol Records Re-Issue" in small capitals somewhere in one of the corners of the front or back cover. Packaging is functional - maybe no gatefolds, textured sleeves, posters etc and Rock of Ages is split into two separate single albums (I think) - BUT the quality of the vinyl is cited as top notch, which maybe gives the lie to the notion that it was all over after the early '70s in that regard. Many times I've read comments elsewhere re. this reissue of NL/SC being a revelatory way to hear that album. Obviously they would be all-analog too.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Chicago III

The latest on AROUND AND AROUND carries on the series "Reviled! The Albums critics love to hate …" with Chicago III from 1971. The absolute classic example of "Third album syndrome." This was one waiting to be done.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Damn

I typed wrong. That's hard to believe isn't it. I typed 283 for that boy. It was supposed to be 238.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Heathens!?!

Yer probably not a football fan Pat......but.....yes-a-day a boy from our part of the country set a record no other Canadian player has done before.

Chase Claypool is a rookie with the Steelers. He's from Abbotsford a little town not really far from Vancouver up here. A lot of folks had great hopes for him with our BC Lions.

This kid is a running back, 6'4" and 283 lbs. He scored 4 touch downs against the Eagles yesterday. He's kind of like trying to stop a freight train.


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Posted by:

Mark Wilkins

Location: Greater Memphis area

Subject: Great Drives

Hey doesn’t EVERYONE miss “ Cousin “ Levon ? I miss him every day .. He used to greet me every morning to get his mic. pak. with the statement “ If we were all wear in’ dresses, you’d be the ugliest one ! Haaa! He ain’t’ gone..He’s just dead . ( with all due respect! ).Miss him I do! I’m


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Posted by:

Pat B

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadian heathens here.


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Posted by:

Jed

Lakers won. They deserved it and LeBron merits huge respect. Congratulations LA fans. And so sorry for us hoopsters who will be missing the game a lot until it returns. Ugh.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Apes from Peter

Agree with some of your review (particularly your opinion about Woody)but I’m a fairly simple guy. So if there are inconsistencies in the storyline it doesn’t bother me as much as you. I loved the original Apes but my interest in the modern day versions is in the technological advances. The picture is astonishingly beautiful. Thanks for the review-a fun read!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Always Make Time To Honour Birthdays
Web: My link

Subject: HAPPY HEALTHY BIRTHDAY JAN the MAN!!! October 12...60ish

Just THE BEST BAND WEBMASTER IN THE WORLD!

Appreciated by students of Mathematics and Computer Science!

National treasure of Norway and Band fans worldwide!

Hugable, huge music fan also of Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Warren Zevon

:-D


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Thank you, Brown Eyed Angelina. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yrs.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Dag. When I check them they work. Weird, but that is from my server. Don’t understand it


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Days Gone By
Web: My link

Subject: NOMADIC MIKE


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

NOMADIC MIKE...Good afternoon to you and your main squeeeeeze! Sorry I went public as my gmail and cabbagetowngirl accounts are messed up and I couldn't get through to you. Sorry.....Timing is everything, isn't it? When we talked before about meeting up; I was the one who said only if a group of us were to get together. Now....Things have changed. It's all good. I have your photograph so I know who I'm communicating with. Remember the time I shocked you with my Story Book Gardens post? LOL Uhhh....I was a Jr. Bridesmaid right there awhile ago......looooong while ago. It's weird now that I'm really going to explore jazz. I do have Chet, and Miles in my collection but now I want to explore Freddie Hubbard!!! So If I'm not around as much just email when you can.....I don't email as much either but I will eventually connect. The Universe is sending huge hints to get off the computer and start journalling instead of sharing my life in this bar and get back to my photo book. I may share it here one day. I do appreciate immensely that I could express myself without being publicly judged. Thanks to all for that act of kindness.

Not aware of how special he is to all who are in his presence!

0bserves with a keen eye

Made huge decisions in his life and appears to be content once again

Appreciates others even when their short comings are revealed

Determined

Interested in everything about The Hawks!

Comrade to brown eyed angelina :-D

Magical

Inquisitive

Kind hearted

Excellent communicator

Healthy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians who celebrate today or tomorrow. My Co-Op always has a Thanksgiving dinner in our Community Room for those who don't have family in town. Since this year all of us are not visiting family this weekend.....Would you believe that all units will have delivered to their door....Turkey pot pie/Vege pot pie, gravy, squash, pumpkin cupcake. V made cranberry sauce the way I like it with not too much sugar as I prefer it tarte. He put some in a jar that is from a store in Paris, France called Angelina. Another friend brought back some tea in a tin from this very same store in France. He's trying to distract me from the fact that his allegiance to the orange clown may be the beginning of the end of the......Ironic that now I get jazz........Life is a journey.....Just keep moving forward. Keep moving until you see the light that guides you to people and places that enhance your life......It's all good!


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Links

Peter V: A lot of your links doesn't work because for some reason they end up looking like this: http://theband.hiof.no/guestbook/aroundandaroundcom.wordpress.com/


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: War for the Planet of the Apes

At last! A review of a film a lot of readers will have seen, and only three years after its release too. Review added of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (linked) It garnered lots of five star reviews … but NOT from me. Read on


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins

Spoke to the Hawk yesterday and he wishes us all a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Brown-eyed lady

Thanks for that nice thought, Angie. Perhaps, in time . . . but . . . . Unfortunately, age has narrowed my once-unfettered desire to do and see things. I wish I was as energetic as you seem to be. And as passionate. Also, I’m afraid my memories of the Hawks are rather few, not numerous — just a handful of reminiscences that I fondly recall, personal to me and unlikely to be of interest to anyone else. As time passes, they are becoming more and more faded.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Airplane, Tuna and Starship …

The latest article on my new site AROUND AND AROUND starts a new section on record labels belonging to artists, this one on GRUNT the label for later Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship. Highly illustrated. Written witrh Rob the Organ. Do have a browse around the rest of the site- there's a lot of stuff on there. Linked above.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks for the Nicks link, BEG. In terms of song lines, I much prefer Robbie's very direct "I will show them" (from "The Stones I Throw") to Stevie's "Please god, show them the way". At least she didn't say "Pretty please".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Stevie Nicks drops peaceful political anthem 'Show Them the Way'

Stevie Nicks' new single is manifesting peace amid 2020's tumultuous political process.

The legendary singer-songwriter unveiled Friday a new song and music video for "Show Them the Way," her first new release in six years.
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe directed the song's music video.
Joey Nolfi
October 09, 2020

Eddie Van Halen...I wasn't a fan of his music but I will definitely miss his impish smile. I also loved watching and listening to Eddie and older brother Alex speaking in Dutch...posted awhile ago via Youtube.

Johnny Nash....I feel disappointed in myself that when I taught the kidzzz "I Can See Clearly Now"....Jimmy Cliff's cover....I forgot to mention the source....Johnny Nash. :-(

Good Night. Tomorrow's a brand new day.

When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine
I see my freedom from across the way
And it comes right in on time
Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
Make me feel so free make me feel like me
And it lights my life with love


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JOHN LENNON

WORKING CLASS HERO. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (official music video HD)


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Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: The moral? I guess there are two related morals, neither anything new. The first is right out of Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not To Come", and the second is simply "Stick to what you know best". One thing flies know is shit, and if the youngster had spent his time in the washroom rather than hanging out with rock stars in the pool room he'd still be with us today.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: John Lennon Cover

It really is worth while to watch this young Swedish man sing "Imagine". When you first watch him and listen to him talk you will never believe the voice that comes out of him.


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Posted by:

Jed

Glad to hear about the high quality sound on the Lennon Gimme Some Truth box set. Any effort to highlight John’s voice that succeeds is worth looking into. Back to hoops: What a tremendous game last night. Neither team is from my home town but I was on the edge of my seat.Seeing Jimmy and LeBron going at it like Frazier/Ali was the highlight. I’m rooting for LA because I’ve always rooted for LeBron,still the greatest in the game. But Miami is one of the truly great TEAMS. Robinson is a shooter who deserves a lot of admiration for even making it to the NBA,let alone becoming so productive in an NBA FiNALS! Wow-what a great accomplishment. And I’ve always been a huge fan of Pat Riley. What a sharp mind he has. And Spoelstra is one of the best coaches in the game. The way the Heat figured out how to get the ideal matchups to score by taking full advantage of picks in general and in pick and roll situations in particular was incredible to watch. Sheer brilliance and beauty. There’s a reason hoops is the most mystical game of them all. Didn’t know about Jimmy and his mom. Says a lot about his greatness as a player and as a human being. One of the all time great leaders in the game. Eagerly looking forward to Sunday’s game and to listening to the you tube John Lennon 80th birthday show tonight.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One more...as this is a Band site and then I have to split.

Acadian Driftwood: A Lost Landmark in Canadian Music History
July 1, 2018

PS I am totally in love with Freddie Hubbard's horn playing. Soon maybe you'll have to look for me on the jazz sites. Even if jazz doesn't resonate with you.....don't miss out. The previous video I posted hit me almost as much as when I first saw a video of Bob Marley and The Wailers in 1975........almost as I'm really into power of words as well....Anyway, Freddie Hubbard........WOW!!!!!! 16 years later.....Never too late to be a jazz fan.

Hey NOMADIC MIKE....When you were at the Pilot on your last visit....That's where I used to go to hear some jazz on a Saturday afternoon.....but the regulars save all the seats and we only get access if one of our acquaintances is around.....Let me know the next time you are in town....Or we could go to the restaurant you like at the Manulife Centre. One of my friends lives there and she's the one I go to the Pilot with....Bring your significant other or come solo. I can't wait to hear all of your stories about The Hawks!!!! I don't know why you don't share more here?! Oh.....My mind was running away with me.......We're living in a Pandemic.......just hold that thought. Maybe next year?? Here's hoping......All the very best of everything NOMADIC MIKE and family.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gimme Some Truth

Remembering John Lennon. Forty years on and we have the new Gimme Some Truth box set. There are two pages of vintage interviews or articles for each song. I started with the Bluray 5.1 mix which is astounding. They remastered everything from the original tapes using vintage analogue equipment with the aim of total clarity on John's voice. it worked. Every nuance is there.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good Morning everyone! I forgot last night to share the original with Herbie Hancock...not a fan but here yes....Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson and Tony Williams and Ron Carter .

Change your mindset.
Change your reality.
brown eyed angelina

Ok a couple of glasses helped last night but it's not my thing. I'm a music fan and a foodie. I am considering edibles as two dispensaries are in my hood. Just as a back up.....just.....in case I lose my positive mindset!

What a basketball game last night!! I am cheering for Miami Heat. It's mind boggling that apparently Jimmy's bio mother said that he was ugly and left him......No one is ugly. Only your mind is ugly. Only one exception....So many people who are "attractive".....Once they speak or once you see how they interact with others.....They look ugly to me!


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Posted by:

NortWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Moral???

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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: Likely related. Both camera-hogs. The older one barely got in the frame before his life was snatched from him, but from what I've read the younger one had several minutes on screen, mostly spent chowing down on Pence's hairspray.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: JUST SAYIN'
Web: My link

Subject: Groovy Groovy Jazzy Funky Bounce Bounce

Hi JOHN D! Thank you kindly! If I really hope you and A are doing ok. You have such a lovely partner. Since I've met your son....only daughter left but she's out west, right?

If I think too hard about how Toronto now is back to stage 2 but a modified version....I swear I'm going to crack up. So today....First time I had a glass of wine in about a year. Sheesh! I always was a cheap date. I was feelin' it just after one drink....My mom was the same and every time she occasionally had a drink she'd always tell everyone that she made her own wine back in the old country.......Anyway, I was kind of disappointed because no six course gourmet meal at my brother's this year due to social distancing and......Yoga and Zumba classes were cancelled for now......So I said to myself since I don't have any Tiramisu dessert to share with all of you.....to pick all of you uuuuuup! The best I can do for now....Check out the link as it's jazz meets, funk meets rap! Even you know who was diggin' it. It will get you movin' and groovin'.

So as I was sayin'.....When two of my symptoms returned I was concerned. No one in the medical field knows for sure how much immunity....Anyway, I called my local Shopper's Drug Mart on a Saturday morning at 9:00 am and voila! It was my lucky day as I got through! The person who answered said so as he was to return 400 calls! He then said to me...."I also like your voice". I said, "Yeah, I know, you like it now, you'll learn to love it later"..... ;-D Come on Band fans.....Girls just wanna have fun! Since we both knew it was my lucky day; I bought a PMH lottery ticket in honour of some family members as well. Here's hoping....I have won many prizes in the past.....but......no huge prize if you catch my drift. So I waltzed in there at 3:00. I was disappointed that the person on the phone was not there to administer the test. Shooooot! I liked his voice too! C'est la vie! Five days later......Good news!

Anyone who is struggling here tonight. You are not alone. You have all of us to hold your hand. Ok I know we cannot touch......so you can use the power of imagination. :-D


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Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: The fly

Great-great-great grandson of .... do you suppose?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: BEG

Great news BEG. Wonderful to hear. NOW STAY SAFE. Can't believe I just said that. People tend to end phone calls these days with that line instead of Goodbye.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Kind and Generous
Web: My link

Subject: Negative Test Results!

La la la la
You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness my admiration
For everything you've done you know I'm bound
I'm bound to thank you for it
La la la la
Hey hey hey

GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES THIS CANADIAN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND...not COVID 19.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Canuckistani blues

The link is to an over-the-top version of "I Put A Spell On You" by Montreal's William Shatner and Ottawa's Pat Travers (a Hawk in the mid '70s, who later showed up to guest with Hawkins along with Levon, Jerry Penfound, and Dr John.)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Stan L: In that case, well played - you, your daughter and Jason McBride, who I agree did a very good job. He's right about suspecting oft-told stories: Jonah's fish gets bigger and the water deeper with every telling. Give it a few hundred years and it will be a whale and it will swallow him.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Allie Sherlock - Busking on Grafton Street in Dublin

BEG, thanks for the tip about the upcoming reissue of the Replacements 'Pleased to Meet Me'. Looking forward to it. They did a nice job on a recent reissue of 'Don't Tell a Soul' so I have high hopes for this one as well.

Peter V., Congratulations on launching your Record Collecting site! Looks to be a nice site to visit and revisit.

This is probably outside of the purview of The Band GB, and there really is no Band connection, but this girl's voice blew me away. Stumbled across this on YouTube. Allie Sherlock is a 15 year old girl from Cork, who sings on the street in Dublin. At the link is her singing the song 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran. I'm not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan but he kind of hit it big while my daughters were in high school, so I'm familiar with some of his material.

Anyway, here she is killing it for two minutes, and then this fellow joins in, and sings the same song beautifully in Italian. It's pretty encouraging to see younger people really enjoying music and sharing their talent.



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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Boo!

As I look over the GB where I have not been in some time, it's strikes me how I don't have anything to say about music, I just play the records over again! BUT... I thought of something. With the ever strange Halloween we have coming up, I would note the great trash rock Halloween Rock anthologies that have come out in recent years. Just check Amazon. "Trick or Treat" and "Halloween Nuggets" are great. But there is a lot more, and a lot of these records are spirited fun! Take care all and don't miss all the great scary stuff of Turner Classics this month.


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Posted by:

Stan L

Subject: Bill

She let me read the last draft before it was printed. I thought the writer did a great job. I’d been bugging her for years to do a Band article and she finally decided to on the occasion of OWB premiering at TIFF.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Stan L. I keep forgetting that this isn't the only place to look on the internet. Hundreds of sites, I understand. Presumably the daughter knows you're a Band fan; did she think to ask for your thoughts / advice?


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Posted by:

Stan L

Subject: Robbie article

Very proud of my daughter Emily who commissioned the article and edited it for Toronto Life. It’s online on Toronto Life’s website if you don’t get Readers Digest.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Bill thanks for answering a question I’ve been wondering about for sometime. Readers Digest is still with us! Thank you.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: from "Robbie Robertson's Last Waltz" to "Mr Legendary"

Good news: The November edition of "Reader's Digest" runs a profile of Robbie titled "Mr Legendary" by Jason McBride.

Bad news: It may well only appear in the Canadian edition.

Bounded good news: The article had previously run in the Nov 2019 edition of "Toronto Life" magazine, but at least Canadians not within hailing distance of Toronto will finally have ready access.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Johnny Nash

RIP Johnny Nash. He was my introduction to Stir It Up. Three years ago, we had a birthday party / reunion gig for Tetrad of fifty years ago. It was just fun, outdoors. There was a what do we play next moment. Someone said, ‘Do you all know Stir It Up?’ Bob, the Tetrad drummer coughed and said, ‘Well, I did tour with Johnny Nash.’ As we said afterwards, if you get the drums right (and of course he did), the song is brilliant.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Timing Is Everything

KEVIN! I was listening to some music and the very last song was by Jimmy Lafave! You're the one who turned me onto him. Thank you again. Now I know Rick is Rick and although Robbie wrote the song....Rick made it his own but...but....You'll hear soon enough. The universe just exposed me to it.

My message to you you you is.....Don't worry about a thing. 'Cause every little thing is going to be alright. Don't worry about a ting...

I think once we accept our new reality....slowly.....We just have to go with the flow with a little bit of help from our friends. Btw, the image of your older brother teaching you to skate......Just beautiful Kevin! Simply beautiful.....You also know how to meditate and....You have a good imagination! A good imagination is so underrated at this time in our lives......It helped me survive working on an assembly line one summer as a student so I know........Oh.....I just remembered.....My dream last night! I must have been having a great time with Imran Khan!!! It was during the days when he was playing cricket of course. Caught you Kevin!! ;-D Anyway, I surprised him with my skill set and before he realized.......Why Imran? Why not?

See? It was Just my imagination, once again runnin' away with me. It was just my imagination runnin' away with me.

Good night Kevin.
Good night to all the other night hawks.
Good morning to the rest of the gang.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: I Can See Clearly Now

RIP Johnny Nash......I have always loved “I can See Clearly Now” and to know he also sang “The Mighty Hercules” made me like him even more !

...and RIP Eddie Van Halen.......Every rock fan of a certain age will remember exactly where they were when they first heard the debut album in 1978 which started with an explosive cover of “You Really Got Me” followed by the best song they ever recorded “Runnin With the Devil”.

Rick Moranis........a lesson for all : It’s not just the punches you throw in life but also how well you take the ones you get. A true beauty.

Peter V.....Great work. Thank you.

BEG......Thank you.....knowing that you are hanging out at this GB saloon is making getting through this jail-like 2020 so much more enjoyable than it otherwise would be. Listened to Jimmy LaFave today and thought of you.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Self Portrait

Nice piece Peter. When SP first came out, I gave it a few spins and filed it away. I was too influenced by Rolling Stone and not my own sensibilities of what was good music. I reluctantly bought the CD version when it came out. When I began to listen to it, I realized that many of the songs on SP I really liked. It was good music -- not all, but enough to make it a record to return to on a regular basis.

For some reason, I loved All the Tired Horses, Minstrel Boy Copper Kettle, the Days of 49, Quinn the Eskimo, She Belongs to Me, Alberta and a few others.

There are a number of records that took me 10-15 years to really appreciate. I remember that when Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, I listened to it a few times and filed it away for 10 years. When I finally came back to it, boy was I sorry what I missed the first time around.

That often happens with my jazz records too (A Love Supreme is a prime example). Sometimes, I am not in the frame of mind to listen to music and I get a negative reaction that sticks with me.

I often need a stress free zone to relax and listen to new music. A situation that I don't find myself in these days...joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Try this one. It should take you to the home page.

If not look for: aroundandaroundcom.wordpress.com

Then go to SONGS AND ALBUMS on the top bar, scroll to REVILED, then move right to SELF PORTRAIT. \


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: "She's not there"

Funny how when you first put these links up Peter. They just come "link not found" here in Canada.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Self Portrait + Another Self Portrait

I've just added a long review of Bob Dylan's Self Portrait in the Reviled! The Albums Critics Love To Hate section of "Around and Around." The review continues to 2013's "Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series Vol 10." There's a lot on the1968 Isle of Wight CD in the box set too.

This was the first article I did when I started the Reviled! series.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MUSIC INTERVIEWS
Linda Ronstadt, A Hispanic Heritage 'Legend,' On Staying Connected
October 4, 2020

Linda Ronstadt in the documentary Linda and the Mockingbirds. Ronstadt is set to be honored in the Legend category by the Hispanic Heritage Awards.
PCH Films


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Rhythm and Blues
Web: My link

Subject: Vegetarian Quiche

Toronto's Historical Plaques
Discover Toronto's history as told through its plaques

I've previously posted about the plaque of Toronto's Concord Tavern. Here are many more including the Club Bluenote. I was here for my 26th birthday. I was with the former jazz musician who transformed into a Master's of engineer from Moscow and other friends. We met at a Woody Allen film. Years later I would meet Rollie who at the end of every phone conversation would say, "Angelina, please don't ever date a musician"! I cannot remember who we saw at the Club Bluenote but I do remember "Shotgun"......Did I really see Junior Walker and the All Stars?! When my boyfriend checked out my music collection the only artist he was drawn to....Joni Mitchell. Of course musically reggae did not interest him at all but he respected my love of reggae as he could tell this genre resonated with me on many levels. Anyway, it was a memorable night as he tried to hit on one of my friends. He was nine years older than me so I guess he was trying to see if he still had it going on. My friend laughed in his face as we had a code of behaviour that we never broke.....It was the end of our relationship as a couple. After a couple of years we remained friends. We were ahead of Paltrow's uncoupling....I even travelled to New Jersey to spend a week with him at his new home in Clinton. We were friends without benefits which worked out just fine. Years later he'd even meet the South American as the Datsun 260 broke down on the New Jersey Turnpike one Christmas Eve....You can't make this stuff up. They actually liked each other. While in NJ Sasha took me to all the Jazz Clubs on a strip in Hoboken? Many years later the Crabster and I would be in NJ to see Ollabelle. Anyway, my x really disliked Manhattan as he had to work sometimes there and hated the commute. I'd go into the Big Apple on my own while he worked during the day.

"The original Club Bluenote launched the careers of Toronto artists such as Jay Jackson, Shawne Jackson, and Shirley Matthews. It supported regulars like Bobby Dean and the Gems, the Statlers, the Peepers, the Silhouettes (with Doug Riley and Steve Kennedy,) and the Five Rogues, featuring Joey Chirowski, Don Elliot, Penti "Whitey" Glan, George Olliver, and Domenic Troiano."


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Posted by:

Peter V

There are lots of these radio shows, both on CD and vinyl. As you say, it's FM recorded off a radio. Quality varies enormously- some I found are awful (The Them vinyl EP is near unlistenable).I believe they slip through the Italian / Luxembourg loophole that once you've broadcast it, it's no longer copyright. They used to have the same rule about live shows, but I think the EU squashed that. The broadcast radio show depends on who recorded it in the studio, and then how it was dubbed off FM radio. If someone had a 7.5 IPS Revox connected to the back of the tuner, it should be good. Some sound like a cheap mic in front of a radio speaker. You see racks of them in UK stores like Fopp.


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Posted by:

Fred

Can somebody explain to me all these FM Broadcast CDS/Recordings that seem to be out recently? Sometimes the word "Legendary" finds itself before "FM Broadcast".

I've listened to a couple...nothing legendary about them, quality-wise it all sounds like stuff I used to tape off the radio back in the 70s & 80s.


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Posted by:

Fred

Peter V: Let me echo the sentiments expressed by others already....kudos on such a great site. I've dipped a toe in already...brilliant.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Very, very impressive, Peter! A lifetime of love has gone into that, it's easy to tell. I really like your layout, too. Congrats!


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Peter V

Loving the site Peter. Going through all The Band stuff first and then moving around. Lots of fun and just not into doing work so perfect timing. Thanks Peter.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks everyone for kind comments. A lot of those retro illustrations come from knitting patterns. Mrs V was collecting old ones with odd or amusing photos on. Some stars (like Roger Moore) started out modelling knitwear for patterns.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks very much for sharing this with us. It looks great and, as Norm says, promises to burn up many of our our idle hours. I don't think I've ever seen a family snapshot from the '50s in colour, so I will go out on a limb and speculate that the top one was a magazine ad. Meaning your first paying job was as a sweater model. Mother and son in matching gear - very sweet.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Making a Noise

Thanks, BEG, for the link to the documentary. I had seen some of it years ago. Really enjoyed watching it all last night. Inspired me to listen through Music for Native Americans and Contact From The Underworld of Redboy. Lots of great tracks on those discs. Stay safe everybody!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: I'm Ok, You're Ok
Web: My link

Subject: Vegetarian Lasagne

For those of you who missed Doc from PBS 1998....Please wait a few seconds.

Making A Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson

"This doc explores "The Band" guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson's Native American background. Half Mohawk on his mother's side, the film follows him back to the Six Nations reservation in Ontario where he spent summers growing up and picked up his first guitar.

The resulting album, "Contact From the Underworld of Red Boy", draws on his childhood First Nation influences and includes musical collaborations wth Native artists such as John Trudell, Rita Coolidge and Buffy Ste Marie."

Hi KEVIN. Thank you. You always know what to say and when to say it. Since you won't tell me your birthday....Here's one for now. Also, the leopard print mask (two kinds) and boots (two kinds)....rubber of course for rainy days! Also keep on the look out for my snake skin runners....Fake of course.

Kevin J brings so much joy to The Band Guest Book!!

Evinces intelligence and humour and a willingness to use it

Very well travelled

Irresistible

Noteworthy as a hockey player, skater, writer, music land film lover

Just a beautiful person!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

PETER VINEY!

Evinces passion for music of many genres and the willingness to share with others

THE Band Fan

Elevates discussions

Researcher extraordinaire in music and history

Very loving partner, father and grandfather!!

:-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Trouble Maker!

Gawd damn it Peter! Now look at the work we have to do going thru' all this stuff..........:-)


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Peter’s Record Collecting Book

Link fixed. Click and enjoy the esteemed Mr. Viney’s lovey book/web site that he is sharing with us, free for all!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I also got 'Not Found', I'm afraid.

Lisa: I escaped the '60s with sole ownership of four LPs: the first Lightfoot, the second Ian and Sylvia, the umpteenth Travellers, and Wilf Carter's "Christmas Time in Canada". Plus joint ownership of "More of the Monkees" and "Let It Bleed" - though soon afterwards a rights-swap between siblings left me with clear title to the Stones album. Over the years I got rid of them all, but bought replacement copies of I&S and LiB. (I'm pleased to say that I was smart enough to keep the mauve inner sleeve from my original LiB, because it lists the musicans on each song.)


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Great site

It’s a great site, Very entertaining with lots of fine writing. I was back in the world of Miicky and Griff, which took me back to Crackerjack, and everybody liked Ken Dodd. I enjoyed rereading the review of Dirt Farmer.

The link from the GB doesn’t work, but the link from the e mail did.

Many congratulations - a ton of work. Brilliant.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Peter, I couldn't get the link to work, just comes up "not found"?

Back to a post a couple days ago, I always thought the Twenties and the Sixties had a lot in common - both times of great change, youth-oriented and fueled, and a great time to be young!

I've never been a list maker, but thought this time I would. These are the original albums I still have from the 60s:

Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding

David Blue, David Blue

Mamas and Papas, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request

Love, Da Capo

Country Joe and the Fish, I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die

Judy Collins, Wildflowers

The Doors, The Doors, Strange Days

The Beatles, Abbey Road

James Taylor, Sweet Baby James

CSNY Deja Vu

Notably missing are all my Beatles, Donovan and Cream records, Alice's Restaurant, and more that got sold (not by me!) But these are all the originals and still playable after all these years.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Many thanks, Joe. There's a brief paragraph on Dynaflex under SOUND, LP Pressings. They were mainly RCA - for me Jefferson Airplane. They haven't weathered well!


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Record Collecting Book … at last

Wow. Took a quick spin around your new site. I enjoyed what I read so far. I loved the section on reviled records. One thought I have is adding reviled records that you still enjoy and play often. (that would be Cahoots and Hard Nose the Highway for me). I will have to think about others.

Just getting back into vinyl. I have both the original ROA on vinyl and the 2015 vinyl reissue. I will have to do an A/B test when I have time.

BTW, I do have singles in my collection dating back 60 years. I am amazed how good some of them sound.

Peter, do you remember "dynaflex records." They were borne out of the petroleum crisis in the '70s and they were awful (paper thin and noisy). In the mid 70s I must have returned half the records I purchased as defective.

Peter, I look forward to continue exploring your new site. Love it. Joe


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hawkins & Ada Habershon

Bill your comments about Hawkins are understandable. He had to have quite a lot going for himself as he was pretty successful.

Your comments about the writer of "Circle" are you referring to Ada? If this is the story of her brother, (which I knew nothing about), would be a great motivator to write hymns wouldn't it.

Listening to more and more takes on this song, (the Neville Brothers is great and not as slow as Gregg). There is another real nice video of my favourite Canadian country girl, (she was a gorgeous young woman). Michelle Wright with Iris Dement. Michelle earned many country awards. She was a great singer, entertainer and flashy.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Record Collecting Book … at last

Here we go. This is where I've been (or as Fairport Convention might have said "What We Did On Our Holidays.") for the last couple of months.

I’ve been putting my long and heavily illustrated book on records, music in general and record collecting onto a new site “aroundandaround.com.wordpress.com”. It’s too long to publish, so I’m taking Karen’s advice and giving it away.

Only about 20% is done … and I’ll be adding the rest regularly for months or years to come. It’s already a large site. Have a look … start where you like but I’ve explained more, with links to a few selected sample pages on the INTRODUCTION (linked above).

You can also SUBSCRIBE for updayes which will be continual …


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Posted by:

Bill M

Rod: The Nevilles' version was fantastic - thanks again. Funny, but even though the tempo is even slowe than the Gregg Allman, their singing doesn't sound at all like a record being played too slowly.

I spent a bit of time wondered which circle we're talking about. Probably not the 'great wheel of life' - too Eastern. So I'm guessing the family circle, with the writer wondering if she'll be joining her departed parents and siblings in heaven. While I suspect she's having doubts about her own worthiness, I imagine that the real question mark is brother Dougie, with three blots on his ledger - two teenage pregnancies and a drug bust.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Rod. Will check out the Nevilles' version.

Norm: I really liked the first NGDB "Will The Circle ..." album, which was the soundtrack every time a bluegrass-loving university classmate had a bonfire party in his parents' backyard in the late '70s. But I don't like the 1989 version in the video as much.

And yes, Hawkins was a second-rung rockabilly singer at best, but he was a great showman, a great self-publicist, a monstrously effective regional scene-weaver and a phenomenal serial band assembler.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Unbroken

The Neville Brothers do as nice version as well.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Different Strokes

It appears no one listened to the Dirt Band and friends. The song is played in the style and tempo it was meant to be. With singers with good voices who know how to sing the song. The song was not meant to be a solo, particularly for some one like Hawkins (whose singing I have never liked) The tempo is wrong the ballad is taken out of it and it is not country.

You can hardly blame Bill. Him and that 1960's group from Toryontoe grew up with nothing better than Hawkins in those down town bars in Toronto. At least out in Orillia they were treated to style with Gordy Lightfoot.

Gregg Allman has a great voice for much of what he does but the way he sings this song sounds like a 45 record being played on 33.

The Carter Family did one of those classic jobs of the song way back when as did too many to name. Bringing all that class of people together, starting out with the soulful voice of Johnny Cash, the high lonesome sound of Ricky Skaggs, the down home sound of Levon Helm puts the song exactly where it should be.

Now Bill don't get your blood boiling. You know I was joking. The only reason Hawkins stayed around Toronto is he had a crowd like Trump has who thought he was a god from the south. In those rock-a-billy days he had to get out of town. He couldn't hold a candle to Carl Perkins and the rest of that rock-a-billy gang down there.

By now you and Kevin and the rest of that eastern country should have learned.


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