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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: What A Crazy World

And ‘What A Crazy World’ introduces a young Lesley Duncan.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

brown eyed girl, I'm sorry to hear about your test results. I just saw a friend over the weekend who had it in March and she seems fine now. The breathing exercise that Peter was describing is similar to what Chris Cuomo was talking about on CNN.

We went out to a couple of small barbecues over the weekend, which was our first time socializing in an somewhat normal way since this all began. The highlights of the barbecue on monday was getting an haircut and singing 'The night they drove old dixie down' with friends playing guitar and banjo.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Celtic B: I took inspiration from the funniest line in the "Once We're Brothers" movie. It was uttered, not surprisingly, by Ronnie Hawkins in regards to, not surprisingly, the Last Waltz.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: What A Crazy World

Review of 1963’s pop exploitation film WHAT A CRAZY WORLD (linked) starring Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde, Freddie & The Dreamers and Harry H. Corbett (fresh from Steptoe & Son). The interest lies in the strong concept that writer ALAN Klein (NOT the Beatles manager ALLEN Klein) had of “British Music Hall meets Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Rock and Roll gets a lesser share to me, but it has some great time capsule moments. And some really odd ones. Remember that Joe Brown, the star, was invited to become a Hawk.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Look after yourself and good luck, BEG.

Hi Celtic Bhoy. Other way around. Started off in Dundee, moved to Glasgow and been a Buddy for over 40 years now.

Only went to the old Apollo a few times as it was the Dundee venues I went to, but there was a great atmosphere. In the Dundee years, I tried to get to a concert every week. I have been lucky in the artists I have seen in Dundee and Glasgow. . Still very interested in music, but few concerts nowadays. Getting on. However, still playing a huge amount of music.

Stay around and you’ll learn loads, Celtic Bhoy. Peter is the British authority on the Band. (Hi Peter). There are many discussions on other bands. You can’t go wrong with music and football. Take care Celtic Bhoy.

A good post, Pat, again showing how good the Band are. Thanks.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Breathing

Angie (and everyone), this two minute video was very popular in the UK and the doctor (who has been treating covid-19) re-did it. It's a breathing exercise to keep your lungs healthy with the virus. Personally, I think it could be improved by holding on the out breath, but whatever … the secret seems to be doing some breathing exercises by lying on your stomach. I would say whatever kind of yoga breathing or drama / singing breathing exercise would also work, but he explains why you should do some of it lying on your stomach for this virus.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Heartfelt thanks everyone for your concern and support. Every note here meant a lot to me and the emails that were sent. For now I have to give to myself.....I wasn't really surprised about the results. We were told not to shop more than once a week....even preferably once every two weeks. I thought I was asymptomatic but.....I was dealing with a lot of fatigue thinking it was because I'm supposed to stay away from gluten but I did not.....or that I have been sleepless for many nights. Yesterday was the last straw standing in line for three hours in the sweltering sun....I look healthy but the body doesn't lie.

So for now I'm good. I nodded off most of the day. I'm only concerned that I was told that a note was beside my file indicating something was inconclusive. I will be notified next week. Why couldn't they tell me today? And yeah that dreaded test again is something I am not looking forward to. It is not a swab but a taser swab......Just sayin'......No central air here. Only air on our bottom floor. Today I coped. Tomorrow I will take care of myself better. I cannot wait to greet my Grey Boy tomorrow morning. I will phone Aunt Sophie tomorrow just to laugh, laugh laugh. I am so glad that I can check out the GB and see what all of you are up to. You don't have to spill your guts the way I do.......lol.....lol.......

Taken from a German TV special from the late 70's, this clip features Garland Jeffreys and his band performing the hit song 'Matador' live.

HOKUSAI SAYS

Hokusai says Look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.

He says Look Forward to getting old.
He says keep changing,
you just get more who you really are.
He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself
as long as it’s interesting.

He says keep doing what you love.
He says keep praying.
He says every one of us is a child,

every one of us is ancient,
every one of us has a body.
He says every one of us is frightened.
He says every one of us has to find a way to live with fear

He says everything is alive -
shells, buildings, people, fish, mountains, trees.
Wood is alive.
Water is alive.
Everything has its own life.
Everything lives inside us.
He says live with the world inside you.

He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books.
It doesn’t matter if you saw wood, or catch fish.
It doesn’t matter if you sit at home
and stare at the ants on your verandah or the shadows of the trees

and grasses in your garden. It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.
It matters that life lives through you.

Contentment is life living through you.
Joy is life living through you.
Satisfaction and strength
are life living through you.
Peace is life living through you.

He says don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid.
Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: It'll be fine. A friend who had it didn't feel much at all - a couple bouts of dizziness on the first couple days, then a week of solid lethargy combined with a slight fever. Everybody seems to have a different set of symptoms, but if you have a bit of a fever have some cloths and cold water at hand so you can put them on your brow; if you're lethargic you won't have the energy to get up to run some water. Some healthy food nearby is good for the same reason, unless of course the partner chooses to nurse you. Music is good, but again you may need a bunch of favourites within easy reach. Focus on the Happy!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

BEG........“Give it up and kick it out” as your fav Garland Jeffries has written.......I know of two people who have tested positive.......the younger of the two had some symptoms but battled through a week or so of some discomfort and was cleared after 28 days.......the other - much older - was largely symptom free and at day 21 was re-tested and was negative.....she was tested again at day 28 and with the 2nd negative test was cleared of quarantine..........You will get through this.... time really does fly......and, what’s a month when you’ve got your spirit and friends who love you.


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Posted by:

John D

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY LEVON.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Power of Love

Evangelina with all the strength of all of us behind you, it will flow into your body and keep you safe.....be assured.

In these troubled times people emerge who most of us are unaware of, (some know) but when they are unselfishly brought to us the feeling is sometimes over whelming. As we had supper Susan told me of a documentary she had just watched. Just as Sean Penn does and many others, this show was about Gary Senise and the time, effort and expense he puts into helping people.

It brought Susan to tears as she watched all the people who were flashed on screen thanking him for his untiring work. I guess near the end as Tom Hanks was shown to thank him, the words from Tom were "Thank you Ltn. Dan". There was never a better pairing of stars than in that movie.

I have very often commented to people about the scene that really cracks me up. It is so soft and unassuming I think no one really sees it. I've attached it here. When in the apartment in New York and it is really drama from what they went thru' in that war. Ltn. Dan says, "Have you found Jesus yet Gump." Forrest says, "I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him Ltd Dan"


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Angie

Angie-have a complete and speedy recovery.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thinking of you Angie. They say rest and take plenty of vitamin C and hydrate with glucose drinks.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Stay strong, Angie.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Jeez, BEG, hang in there. We're all rooting for you. Maybe this will help. Grace Slick in the latest Rollin Stone talking about the big three rock festivals.

Did you spend much time hanging out after your set (at Woodstock)?

No, there was no point in sticking around. The weather was too goofy. I didn’t see the Dead the whole time I was there. It was that big and that confusing. In the hotel, a bunch of us were in the lobby and a group called the Band came in the lobby and walked single file all dressed in black. Didn’t say anything to anybody and went straight back to the back of the hotel. We were all looking at them, like, “Wow, that’s weird! That’s not especially friendly!” Boy, they were good, though.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Wow, that was quick! Is there a chance it could be a false positive? How are you feeling? Do you have anyone who can shop for things you run out of? You must know how much you mean to everybody on the GB and that we're all rooting for you ... if there is any positive side to it maybe you'll have some immunity to this disastrous illness. And maybe if you're stuck isolation start on the Cuba book?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: BEG

Beg, thoughts and prayers are with you. I see you have the mild version; so stay inside for 14 days and yes they will want to test you again; but I know your going to be AOK!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey just received news. Yup I'm positive. Apparently test results show that I have mild symptoms but that I need to self-iso until I hear about next steps next week. I will probably have to get tested again. It felt like my nose was being tazered.....We don't have two washrooms but we have two floors so we'll see.....I told Virgil to maybe stay somewhere else for the time being. I bought more ginger beer yesterday and have a full fridge and freezer so I'm good as well as many books and music and two part-time cats who visit daily. I cannot tell you how much joy they bring me......Awwww.....If you have pets you do know. I like my own company again so everything is good. Talked with Aunt Sophie yesterday. Her memory is progressively getting worse but we still make each other laugh. She asked if I had any siblings and I said, yes I have a brother. She asked what he did for a living. I said one of the things he does is that he's a sommelier. I was just about to tell her what that meant........but she quickly replied.....Oh he's from Somalia!!!! LOL......I then was about to tell her that K'Naan is from there but thought ......no she wouldn't know his music.....my cousins know his music......Bring it on! ;-D

K'NAAN - Take A Minute...Somalian via NYC to Toronto....We love our immigrants as most of our families came from somewhere else......somewhere........ :-D


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Knowledge!!

Wow guys, I now realise I’m going to have to quit my job to make the most of all this wonderful advice and music suggestions you are throwing out there!! Whilst I know and really like most of BEG’s playlist outlined below, much of the other stuff is new to me, but I’m liking what I’m hearing!! Stand out so far has to be rocket launcher, immediately hooked after the first verse!!

Bill, The Snortin’ Biscuits is an inspired name for a Last Waltz 2 collaboration, where the hell did that come from?

I think it was BEG who mentioned the Waterboys, probably my favourite gig from last year! Wow, the joy and excitement of live gigs seems like a long time ago/away. It will however encourage us to really appreciate them when they’re back and seize the opportunities.

Duncan, am I right that you live in Dundee but did live in Glasgow? Did you ever get to any gigs at the old Apollo?

And BEG did you really say you have met Robbie or did I dream that?

Keep the fab advice coming guys, I’m loving the learn!!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: I checked this morning on YouTube while in the garage waiting for my summer tires to be installed. I couldn't find the Moran record at all by searching on YouTube, but a general search on Google turned it up. Oddly enough it was on Youtube, but apparently you have to use the apostrophe - and I don't even think the apostrophe was used on the record. Anyway, try 'Moran Beatles' Thing'.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

BEG, check out French Navy by Camera Obscura, led by an intelligent lady like yourself.

Thanks, Bill. Can’t trace the Toronto singles, yet. I’ll try again tomorrow.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

BEG: Re the Port Credit show, yes, she was there - and likely catching up with some former neighbours who'd happened upon the show. And yes, that was when I encouraged you to go up and say hi to Michael Fonfara. He and Danny Weis wrote "Apricot Brandy" together - see link. I think it was used as the theme song for a British radio or TV show back in the day, late '60s.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hmmm....I cannot find a Welsh female singer that I really like. I like Bonnie Tyler's voice but I don't really dig her songs enough to post so......I guess I will have to promote one of my favourite male Welsh musicians.....although I think he left Wales at a young age. No not Tom Jones.....although I would watch his show on TV and really admire his singing chops for sure.....Instead, here's Karl Wallinger with World Party......formerly of The Waterboyzzzz!!!!!!! Even my brother really likes the WB......No point even asking Virgil even though they are the same age....lol.....I think Karl's Ship Of Fools is his masterpiece......I like his vocab as well......avarice and greed.....Who uses the word avarice? Karl does....... ;-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oops! Here she is again. Probably the first feminist singer who led the way as the struggle continues.........

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman (1971)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Calm
The next time you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed
try calming yourself by naming

5 things you can see
4 things you can hear
3 things you can feel
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste

It was 1971 when I saw Aussie Helen Reddy perform on the Midnight Special. Yup, I was always watching any music show I could find. Americans had their American Bandstand, Soul Train, etc. We had Canadian Bandstand. I can still see the couple who would dance across the floor to Jackie DeShannon's Put A Little Love In Your Heart. Btw, I know I should be using quotes for songs and films....lazy that's all.

Bill M....Lol.....I guess I can't write my book on the GB after all as our recollections are not the same. I did not even know who Jan Haust was. All I remember is that he came to our table and it looked like he was checking us out or something. I think I posted in GB that I would be at the show. I think I emailed Witt as he missed Levon and The Barnburners at the Silver Dollar so I wanted him not to miss this one. Witt, Bayou Sam, Rollie, sometimes Cupid and Calm......We were a group to be reckoned with in the Chat Room.....So many fun memories. I even got Crab to join us once. I met Calm in this room. She did not tell me until one year had passed that she was Robbie's classmate. She was living in the US with her partner who was from the South but she was from Apsley and then lived in Scarborough like Robbie did for awhile. When I first met Robbie I could not remember her "maiden" name to ask if he remembered her at all. Also Bill, I think I saw Jan Haust at the screening for Ain't In It For My Health.

The Port Credit show you posted about with Danny and The Revelators and the very cute Danny Weiss and Richard Bell and Michael Fanfara.....Wow....Let's hear it for our Canadian musicians!!!....honorary American Danny Weiss....and.....and.....I used to listen to In a Gadda Da Vida at a friend's place while we were quite young....She had Zep as well but they didn't really grab me....maybe a little....Anyway, fantastic show! I met your sister-in-law. Was your partner around? I was with Mr. Maximus and his partner. You haven't met Virgil.....very different personalities for sure..... ;-D Wait!......Was that the show you encouraged me to meet Michael Fanfara? If so......amazing timing as I had recently seen Garland Jeffreys and his band in NYC and he had given me his card to give to Michael.....so I must have told him that I was going to see him as they both knew Louuuuuuuu........I guess until this Virus is more contained all we an do is reminisce about the good old days....... Here's hoping we have many more amazing magical musical moments once again! :-D


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Medium Cool

Review of MEDIUM COOL from 1969. This is probably the most thorough review on the blog, and that’s because this film deserves it. When it came out, Michael Billington’s review said: “I can’t think of any film that tells you more about the texture of American life today.” It’s a film you have yo watch twice too. Even though my review is full of plot spoilers, I hope it gets readers to watch it again … or simply watch it. The comments box is open under the review too, as the period and subject matter should resonate.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: John Moran

Dunc: It subsequently occurred to me that Moran did a 45 on the Trilogy label later in the '70s. I think that Trilogy was owned by Steve Thompson, Ronnie Hawkins' manager from the early '70 to the mid '80s or so.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I arrived early at Healey's to see Garth play. I knew Jan reasonably well by then, so when he arrived seeming harried I asked if there was something I could help with. He asked me to help get Maud and her wheelchair down the stairs to the Club. I did, and was invited to sit with them. At one point Jan told me BEG was there - perhaps something he heard from Maud, because he (nor I) knew what you looked like. So he said, "Watch to see who looks up", stood up, and said in a loud, deep voice, "Brown-eyed girl", and I went up to the person who looked up and asked if she was BEG. She said no, who are you? I identified myself, she murmured something and you stood up to shake hands. And then I went back to my table.

It struck me as I typed, that the last couple lines above sound right out of "Clothes Line Saga".


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotlans

Subject: Bill M

Spot on Bill M. It was John Moran, who moved to Toronto in the late sixties, and formed a band, The Poor Souls. It’s a small world. I’ll need to seek out those singles.

The Poor Souls were an outstanding band, according to older friends, who often outshone the major bands that they supported up here. By the time I was attending my first dances, they had moved to London.

It was and is a frustrating thing about living in Scotland, in that when a band was becoming a bit special, they moved to London to try to get a record contract, and it was a great place to access a lot of gigs.

The Poor Souls were all good musicians and they backed leading acts when they returned to Scotland, including Gene Vincent. They did release a couple of singles, including a Lesley Duncan song called ‘When My Baby Cries.’ Worth a listen on YouTube, Bill.

They had an outstanding singer in Dougie Martin, who was invited to join Manfred Mann.

I never crossed paths with him. When they came back from London, he settled in Glasgow and when I moved to Glasgow, he had returned to Dundee.

Thanks, Bill M.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks so much Norm. I should be fine but you never know. Besides the grocery store situation; I told three young people off this past week for sitting on transit seats which clearly read Prohibited and had a huge X.

I know both songs Norm. Thanks for thinking of me. Music wise my time was punk/new wave. It was my older brother who was playing music from the sixties. I did go to a fifties club once. I do like doo wop music. Garland Jeffreys is influenced by this genre but then he has one of the best voices in music no matter what genre he is singing. He's a really gifted singer and a really beautiful human being.

One New Year's Eve at one of his parties at....I think it was in Chelsea area....I told him that he doesn't even know how good he really is......His partner is a really warm person as well. She's the one who sent photo of Garland and Levon for me to contribute to this GB. Would you believe she was willing to put me on the guest list the last time they were in town and Garland was performing at the Mod Club and......Unfortunately I had to pass up the offer. That's only happened to me one other time...Weber Brothers. Oh the owners....I think could be wrong here....of the Club were the actors Matt Dillon and the one from Sex In The City. One of them was talking too loudly while Garland and his band were performing so I whispered to be quiet.......I didn't care as I paid and came from Toronto. Sheesh....If they didn't know how special he really is......Maybe they take him for granted as they all live in NYC. And if that wasn't enough to make my New Year's Eve special......Willie Nile and guitarist from Foreigner Mick Jones were performing with Garland once again! The new friends who were with me I had met at another Garland show when he had turned 60. I think this was in 2004. Anyway, I had made new friends and was invited to their home in New Jersey for a weekend as well. Embrace the unexpected. It was the the following October that I met Virgil via of my ND whose partner contacted Robbie's people to use some of his lyrics in his published book. Another small world; Virgil was friend with this photographer and my ND as they lived on the same street in the west end of TO. I can't make this stuff up. I was never into the music scene like hanging out at Queen Street West Clubs like the Cameron House. I was always into the music wherever I could find it.

Some music I was listening to while in line waiting to be checked for Virus.

Nils Lofgren and Bruce Springsteen...Valentine
Pink...Try
Papa Wemba (Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)
Paul Young...Everytime You Go Away
Pink...Get This Party Started
PM Dawn...Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
Prince...Little Red Corvette
Ray LaMontagne...Airwaves
The Replacements...Achin' To Be
Rick Nelson...Garden Party
Rhianna...Love On The Brain
Robbie Robertson and Aaron Neville...Crazy Love
Robert Cray...I Wonder, Pardon
Rodney Crowell...Shame On The Moon
The Rolling Stones...Living In A Ghost Town

haso...Hey what have you been up to? You're so fortunate that you seem to do a lot of things with your family. Don't ever take that for granted. I know you don't..... :-D Virgil's thirty-something children still are estranged so.......I met the younger daughter but the older one is in Texas of all places plus she's a vegetarian.......I know what it's like to not forgive......Once you do......Your life really opens up with such brightness.....I did not forgive a family member until my Ma passed.......I was in my forties! So what's so fun about peace, love and understanding? Hey.....after I posted I walked less than ten blocks to hospital but what went through my head?....Not oh will I briefly be in discomfort or how long will I have to wait in this heat? No, it was oh, oh.....I posted so that I would be accountable as I was going to change my mind because of the heat but then the rest of the week rain is supposed to be here. The cynics out there lurking will only see this as there goes brown eyed girl....always seeking attention. If they return I'm ready for them. As Wille Nile's father said and what I say when I'm feeling on top of the world.....Bring it on! Kinda kidding here.....It was really disappointing that even Virgil said that when I came home......I think he's just panicking that he'll have to get tested if I'm positive. He's been annoying lately as he's drawn to your Prez......WTF? I thought he was just being annoying as he knows I'm left of centre and I knew he's conservative but we never talked politics.......Then your Prez arrives on the scene and this different person appears......Not sure how things will play out as I cannot stand in any way that goon who is a pathological liar......Anyway, I have to self-iso again until I get results.

So what have you been up to? You're so fortunate that you seem to do a lot of things with your family.

Bill M...If the Doc includes Marley holding Seaga's and Manley's hands.....Yes I've seen it. You need to check out the most recent as well. I still find it kinda strange that it was Maud Hudson who pointed me out to you at Healey's Club. You were sitting beside Joni Mitchell's daughter and Maud and Jan Haust. Bill is connected everyone. So what does Bill do? He comes over to our table and goes right to my friend who has green eyes. Sheesh Bill....I'm the one with the brown eyes. To make the night even more stranger or......I can't even articulate what word I'm looking for here.....Another GB poster Wittgenstein......He some how made it to our table and sits down like he owns the table......Oh yeah, he's very confident.....lol.......and I asked if he was from the GB and yup he was....and then I knew it was him because I had emailed him to check out show as Garth and Weber Brothers and Jeff Healey all in one night!


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: beg

Angie: nothing to say right now but my son's best friend's sign off: peace, love, and better. That came from the late, great (at least to those of us lucky to know her), Em' Doran. As I understand it, obviously the 1st 2 sentiments we'd all hope to mean as sincerely as possible and the last came along the philosophical point that anything, and she meant absolutely anything, we encounter can and perhaps should or will make us better. That just HAS to apply right now; so wishing you all 3.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Poor Souls

Dunc: How interesting. Was the Scot in question John Moran or John Slorach? Certainly Moran was from the UK, and was the leader of the local Toronto called the Poor Souls. Slorach was the bassist, I believe. The initial Toronto lineup did a couple or 45s; the first went nowhere, but the second, a first-rate cover of "Love Sculpture's "In The Land Of The Few", was a minor hit that I absolutely adored. Those would have been '70 or '71.

By the time they played my high school a year or so later, they had a great new drummer and a great new guitarist. If you read my posts the other day about the Toronto band Nucleus,you might recall me saying that their guitarist, John Richardson, left for California to play with Neil Merryweather. And when he left Merryweather, along with Toronto drummer Robin Boers, they returned north and joined the Poor Souls. That lineup recorded, but nothing was released until a couple of years later.

After more changes John Moran renamed the group Moran and scored a decent hit with a Beatlish bit of fluff called "Beatles Thing". An LP was deemed necessary in light of the hit, and to save money the label simply rushed out a hash of old tapes by various lineups. Likely "Beatles Thing" is on Youtube, and maybe "Land Of The Few" as well. Let me know if this lines up with what you know of the earlier Poor Souls.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Web: My link

Subject: The Diamonds

By the looks of these guys, we are all getting a little older and this was several years ago.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Doo Wop & The Real Rock & Roll for BEG

I just looked in here getting home this evening. I see you have had a bad bit of news to ruin your day Evangelina. Will be in your corner to see every thing is right and well with you.

I'm linking a couple of songs for you here thinking of you in "bobby sox" and one of those below the knee plaid skirts from high school. This first one I'm posting is my all time favourite rock and roll song that Marion Brown taught me to jive to in the high school mixers. The second one that comes up, I'm sure you know these guys were from your town. Stay safe lady.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Domenic Troiano

It was 15 years ago today that we lost Domenic Troiano. He was a legend here in Toronto and later went on to join the James Gang and later The Guess Who. I really loved the guy. He was very kind. Bill M remembers him well.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks to all who wished me well today. I don't have data so only saw your posts now. I hate to admit this but here goes.....The US Prez for once.......for once......did not lie. I wasn't really scared as I've had an even more invasive test in the past and like this one.....quick, quick. The test isn't fun but it is pretty quick but not quick enough. As the physician was putting her swab waaaaay up my nose I kept squirming out of my chair. She said most people have the same reaction. Before this lovely test I stood outside in the sweltering heat singing Dylan's hot chilli peppers in the blistering sun......I stood for about three hours. The only thing that saved me somewhat was my cold water and music that was playing. So I should know tomorrow or the next day. I also did the test because Virgil is at the high end of the age group who could be more vulnerable...although neither of us have underlying health conditions......and I'm at the lower end. Grey Boy cat was waiting for me lying on our patio in the sweltering sun......They love you even when you talk too much.....lol......Again, very sweet of all of you to show concern. I posted so that I would have to be accountable as I can change my mind easily like it's too hot to stand in line, etc. Thank you!! :-D

Junkhouse "out of my head".....Tom Wilson of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
I ran into Tom Wilson at Canadian Music Week the same year of Levon's AIIFMH. I was just about to ask him about the time he performed with Robbie and Rita Coolidge and then......his daughter called him. Next time....

Garbage....Shirley Manson is Scottish and has a home in Scotland and USA. However, her bandmates are American.....Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Query, Bill M

Coincidentally, played it today, Bill M. A brilliant song from a great album.

In my casual, continual and enjoyable examination of Scottish music since the fifties, I came across The Poor Souls, a decent band from Dundee, who recorded a couple of singles, including a Lesley Duncan song, another retirement interest. The band broke up.

One of the members of the band moved to Canada, and formed a new band using the name The Poor Souls. I think it was Toronto, but I got no further in my googling. Do you know them Bill?

Thanks, BEG for the interesting posts.

Welcome Celtic Buoy.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: BaRK with Garth ...

The link should be to "Old Hotel" by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Garth Hudson guesting on accordion. I think it was Dunc who said something like, You can imagine yourself floating downstream in that song.

The piano (I think it's a clavinet really) is by Richard Bell, who was in BaRK from the group's inception until his death. Before that he'd been in the Band, or course, and before that he and Colin Linden played together in Bruce Cockburn's group.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: "Heartland Reggae"

BEG: Have you seen "Heartland Reggae"? I just bumped into it on YouTube while finding some "Festival Express" clips to sent to a friend. "Heartland Reggae" was made by veteran Ottawa documentary maker Budge Crawley, who'd also made "Janis" and "The Man Who Skied Down Everest" (for which he won an Oscar). Way before those, he made dozens of industrial and tourism films, many of which each of us would have sat through in elementary school. As I've said here before, some of those had music by Budge's musician son Sandy and his bandmate Amos Garrett. Possibly Bruce Cockburn too - an even older friend and classmate.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

I would strongly recommend that everyone here take a listen to BEG’s link of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings absolutely fabulous cover of Bruce Cockburn’s “If I Had a Rocket Launcher”...... as good as it gets.


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Posted by:

Lisa

How scary for you, beg. Fingers crossed for you, and I'm sure it's just a precaution - what a good thing they're letting everyone know.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Yorkshire

Subject: Test

All good things BEG, thinking if you and sure all will be well. My son has been tested twice, both negative but he’s sure he’s had it. His flat mates haven’t been outside for 7 weeks and one tested positive but negative on a second test. I think there is a high incidence of false positives. I’m sure all will be well BEG.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Yes......Good luck, BEG......and no matter how the test turns out, it will all be ok.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: BEG

Good luck BEG, I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best. joe


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Scotland's Garbage (someone else's beautiful junk).... Stupid Girl

Has anyone been tested for the Virus? I'm on my way to be tested. I received an email from the store (beer drinker outside store) where I shopped on the days two employees contacted the Virus. I do remember talking to someone to help me find the ginger beer I really like....less sugar than the Caribbean one. I don't have any symptoms but I will get in line at one of our nearby hospitals with mask on and music on!!

Happy Home Recipe

4 Cups of Love
2 Cups of Loyalty
3 Cups of Forgiveness
1 Cup of Friendship
2 Spoons of Hope
2 Tablespoons of Faith
1 Barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty and mix thoroughly with Faith.
Blend with Tenderness, Kindness and Understanding.
Add Friendship and Hope, sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.
Bake with sunshine and serve daily with generous helpings.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings cover Bruce Cockburn's "If I had a Rocket Launcher" at the 2017 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yes I was at The Last Waltz Tribute with Virgil. It was 2006. We were there on the second night with Maud Hudson. I really enjoyed her cover of Don't Do It......alright Maud!
One student's father Jason Collett from Broken Social Scene performed as well. Musician father came to the Community Breakfast I organized the month before at my school as his son was in grade six. Unfortunately he wasn't in my class. Oh well....Later that year he would be honoured with the school citizenship award. :-D

Acadian Driftwood - Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/Kathleen Edwards

"Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards on fiddle and backing vocals. This was part of a CBC Radio presentation entitled We Shall Be Released celebrating The Band's "Last Waltz" on it's 30 anniversary in Nov/06. Unfortunately CBC has never made the music from this magical night available. Although the audio quality on this recording isn't great hopefully it gives a sense of the evening. At this particular point the band and Kathleen had stepped off the stage and played this number from the floor of the Glenn Gould Studio (mere feet from me :-)"


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

Kevin J: Don't forget Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, who put on their own Last Waltz Tribute show for two nights in 2008(?). In the smallish but plush theatre in the CBC building downtown - and taped for airplay a couple weeks later. Garth Hudson played with them both nights, and Maud sang a couple songs the second night (when BEG was in the audience). There were other guests, but the only ones I recall off the top are Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland (playing separately, before Whitehorse) and Tony Dekker from the Great Lakes Swimmers.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Last Waltz II

.....and maybe best to start from a Canadian perspective .......Arcade Fire, Mary-Margret O’Hara, Blue Rodeo, William Prince and Bruce Cockburn.......Throw in Simone Felice, Carlos Santana and Joe Ely and any 2 others - just God help us all if Joe Bonamassa is on the bill !


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Posted by:

Bill M

Celtic B: having just watched "Once We're Brothers" on TV, I'm thinking that the Snortin' Biscuits would work as a one-time group name, should a bunch of individual members of the groups you mentioned showed up to take part in the tribute you suggest.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Yorkshire

Subject: Live music

Thank you Brown Eyed Girl (can I assume you’re a fan of Van the Man?) for your words of wisdom and beautiful, open “calling it as you see it”! How refreshing is that, don’t ever lose that.

Loved the Cortina/Danko clip albeit tinged with great sadness. I have 5 friends who are all massive Band fans, one of whom was lucky enough to see them at Wembley back in the day. We’ve had a long-standing debate, who is the voice of the Band? I know, they are all wonderful vocalists, but if you had to pick one......

We have a pretty even split but for years I was a Levon man. Right up until I moved to Australia in 2000 for a few years and my friend sent me Danko’s solo album and my first experience of Book Faded Brown. Man, you know that thing about music taking you right back to a certain point in time? I just loved that album, but Ever since I read Wheels on Fire Levon is my man!!

I’m sorry if this isn’t protocol, but last week someone set the challenge, imagine you were putting together a Last Waltz 2. You need to pick 10 artists and songs that would be played at this virtual gig. They would. Be joined on stage by the boys in the Band, they need to be alive and be either bands that were influenced by the Band or Just artists that you would love to see take the stage with our hero’s!! They can play either Band tracks or their own material.

As a result we now have a fantastic 4 hour gig that I think Robbie would approve of that includes a superb variety of top quality and diverse musicians.

I know we’re all busy guys, but give it some thought and I’d be keen to get your US perspective before sharing out UK version.

You can however look forward to the Counting Crows, The Jayhawks, John Hyatt, REM, Joe Bonamassa, The Boss and much much more!! I’m confident that we would all pay good money to see our line up and track list!!

Stay safe.

Celtic Bhoy.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dag....I thought I was dreaming....Green Cortinas & Rick Danko.....Many thanks. :-D

Norwegian jazzy Helen Eriksen - Boys And Girls

Sunday, May 24 8 p.m. – ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND (CTV) – WORLD BROADCAST NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE

– CTV announces world broadcast network television premiere of Crave Original documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND on May 24 –

If you can sit quietly after difficult news,
If in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm,
If you can see your neighbours travel to fantastic
Places without a twinge of jealousy...
If you can always find contentment just where you are,
You are probably a dog.

Jack Kornfield


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dag: Thanks - that was gorgeous! Wish they'd gone out with the harmonies though - a great blend of voices.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Dag B

Thank you.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Green Cortinas & Rick Danko

Thank you, Dag B. What a surprise that was. Loved it.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Green Cortinas with Rick Danko - Mississippi's Edge

(1995)


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Posted by:

GregD

Subject: A Foot in Cold Water

Bill M-thanks for the memory. Hadn't heard that song in a long time. A good song, regional hit, from that era that could stand on its own merit without the need for CanCon, along with those from contemporaries such as T.O.'s own Lighthouse and Calgary's Stampeders (not the football team!)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

What ever happened to Kate Bush? I really miss her. Here's one more....Running Up That Hill

Loving-Kindness Meditation

May I be safe from harm
May I find peace and ease
May I feel strength in my body as it is
May I take care of myself with joy.

Naomi Shihab Nye, Words Under The Wrods, 1995


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

England's Kate Bush...Hounds Of Love

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile a the other's welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to yourself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Little Fauss

Peter, there is a line in that movie that cracks me up. Robert Redford was such an a-hole in that movie (something a little different for him). He makes some remark to Mike Pollard. I forget what he said any way he called him friend. Mike Pollard says, "I'm not your friend, I don't even fuckin like you."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Grocer (Jack)?

Margaret Thatcher's dad was a grocer. My favourite scene in "The Iron Lady" is when she surveys her male cabinet ministers and asks them to tell her the price of a pint of milk in the shops. They are all wildly wrong. So she tells them the price. One of these Tory grandees whispers with a sneer, "Grocer's daughter …" and it's one of the few times I've ever felt empathy with Margaret Thatcher. It was a well-known story before the film, and one of the UK rock magazines did it in many, many interviews with rock stars. A simple question, "How much is a pint of a milk?" Answers are revealing. Though I have just thought that back then it was just "milk" with no whole / semi-skimmed / skimmed division, nor an organic possibility.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Little Fauss & Big Halsy

A shorter than usual review in the 1960s Retrospective series.LITTLE FAUSS AND BIG HALSY (linked) with Michael J,. Pollard, Robert Redford and Lauren Hutton. Notable for its Johnny Cash . Carl Perkins soundtrack, it’s the two guys on bikes / motorbikes / cars template from 1970, probably trying to cash in on Easy Rider. It features Bob Dylan's Wanted Man sung by Johnny Cash.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Celtic Bhoy....Welcome to our Guest Book Bar. If people don't always respond it's not you; it's them. ;-D

Ireland's The Cranberries featuring Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan.

Jed...Many heartfelt thanks for seeing me. I do have a Journal. I have no idea why I am oversharing especially about my past life. Something is triggering me for sure but then I feel safer to be myself. Also, when you think about it anyone who posts here is a very special person because The Band was no longer The Band after 1976 and yet we still find something to say about them because their story did not end in 1976....well it did......but they were so special as individual musicians...a musicians musician......Here we are in 2020 and today Doc on Robbie.........and The Band will be shown once again.

Many thanks for taking the time to share about your life as well. Wow Jed. I can see you sitting in those potato bins in the front window......I love that image. In Virgil's ethnic group if potatoes are not on the menu then you haven't eaten a complete meal. May group eats rice or potatoes so we're more flexible......I used to go to our mouldy basement when we moved from the store/home due to no insurance to pay for two deaths and an expensive operation as no OHIP Ontario Health Insurance Plan then....Nope....Your medical bills were not covered at that time. We couldn't afford to have the basement renovated......I can still smell that mould......but.....I would still go to the basement just to see some of the items that were in our store and/or restaurant like those swivel chairs with the really plush leather material, huge scales that weighed veggies and fruits, milkshake maker/blender....The real heavy duty one of course. I still have kept an old small box for staples as it was Grandpa's.....Grandma would leave her red stuffed peppers with cabbage and vinegar stored down there too.

I guess as we're getting older....older than mid-fifties.....We see things as moving too fast as 60 doesn't seem so old now. Since you are fortunate to have your own children; you have a different relationship to aging? And the fact that Manhattan is only two hours away....The best of both worlds for music and art for you....I would have loved to have been born during the mid-forties so I could really experience the time of the Beat generation.....

In praise of all the food grocers of the world! In praise of all who play instruments! In praise of all who sing! In praise of all who help others to live their lives with contentment! In praise of all who share in the GB! Inn praise of the best interactive music site in the world! In praise of the best webmaster in the world! Thank you Jan the Man! :-D

Take the best from all cultures.
Take the best from all genres of music.
brown eyed angelina

Sunday, May 24 8 p.m. – ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND (CTV) – WORLD BROADCAST NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE

– CTV announces world broadcast network television premiere of Crave Original documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND on May 24 –


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M......A Foot in Cold Water “Make Me Do Anything You Want”....... Thank you. What a song and what a journey you sent me on with looking back at Dom Troiano and seeing Roy Kenner and George Oliver at the 1996 Hall of Fame ceremony and great performances of Love-it-is and Opportunity.

“The Morning I Get to Hell”.... was the Duke and The King from Nothing Gold Can Stay...... “If You Ever Get Famous” and “Union Street” from the same are sensational as well......If anyone should regret being at his peak in the 2000’s rather than early 1970’s when radio success brought fame and lifetime fortune - it is Simon Felice to be sure......James Taylor is still filling houses 50 years after his last hit......

Mike Nomad.....Thank you...I really miss being able to escape.....the last great adventure I did was camping out in the salt flats of Bolivia.....magical days and nights...but 12,000 feet above sea level so a strictly non alcoholic adventure......”Temple of the King” from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow - even though an old one - is the song I remember from that time.....Hopefully, we all get to get back to whatever makes us happy soon enough.....July 2021 is my prediction.

TV Mini-series recommendation: “The Americans” Spy thriller. Brilliant. And rare in that the writers managed what most series never can - a perfect ending to the story.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

And here is A Foot in Coldwater's totally magnificent debut 45, "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want" from 1972. The Canadians here will be able to sing along. I suspect that most rest of you won't know it at all.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Thanks Celtic Bhoy for the kind words. I'm fortunate in many ways; others have it much, much harder. Hoping the worst is behind us here. Most NYers seem to be taking masking and social distancing seriously which at this point (may) give us an advantage over other areas. I miss live music terribly though.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

And to hear how Troiano's Robbie-based style got pushed into the acid age, here's Nucleus, with John Richardson on guitar. From the group's one and only LP - on Mainstream in 1969. Singer Greg Fitzpatrick went solo, John Richardson went to LA to join Neil Merryweather's band, and the other three added new guys and turned into the very successful A Foot in Coldwater.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Yesterday I mentioned longtime Toronto (and briefly Montreal) R&B singer. I saw him most recently earlier this year, when he co-fronted a tribute to Stax-Volt at Hugh's Room. Great show - not just George, but also John Finley (perhaps most 'famously' with Rhinoceros, but a couple years before that the frontman for Levon and the Hawks) and Jay Douglas (singer with the Cougars, who recorded a Bob Marley song in far off 1967). 1967 was also the year that George Olliver's group at the time, the Mandala (with guitarist Domenic Troiano and drummer Pentti Glan, among others), recorded their first and I think best 45, "Opportunity" - see link. Well worth a listen if you don't know it; listen for the guitar solo, which takes Robbie's early guitar style to new places.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Public humiliation

I’m with you BEG-publicly humiliating anyone,a child or adult is most definitely wrong.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG-fruit and vegetable store

BEG-Our family was also raised focusing on our fruit and vegetables in general and potatoes in particular. I recall,as a small child,sitting in the potato bins in the front window. We referred to the place as a grocery store and my grandparents were grocers. In my mind,at the time,to be called a grocer was a lofty reference. I still harbor a fantasy,as I did most of my life,to be a grocer. I guess I’m way too old now! The most important thing that was going on was music since my entire clan was and is musical. My mom had a radio show in the thirties-she sang and played opera records. My dad was a musicologist who eventually ended up chairing a college music department. My sister plays numerous instruments and everyone had perfect pitch-the aunts and uncles too and today my kids have some talent as well. I was and remain the black sheep since although I play a few instruments I’m pretty bad thus standing out as the family’s musical flop. For those of you who watch and listen Jorma Kaukonen has been doing these Saturday night pandemic acoustic shows. Definitely worth catching Jorma-the music,talk and ambiance are quite compelling. Can be found on YouTube.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Yorkshire

Subject: Thanks

Thank you Jon, much appreciated.

I note you’re from NYC, I hope you are keeping safe and are past the worst of this horrible virus. You guys have had it worse than most Jon, here’s to being able to appreciate all the good things we used to take for granted some time soon.

All good things.

P.s.what time are you at over there, just gone midnight here.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Welcome, Celtic Bhoy!


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Yorkshire

Subject: First time post

Hi guys, good to join you for the first time!!

Lovely to see such happy banter between fellow Band fans.

I was really moved by the Levon tribute by Simone Felice. I saw the Felice Brothers play Leeds a couple of months ago and they were sensational!

And if we’re talking song of the day, please please listen to Days of the years and tell me how good was that?

And on the subject of European women vocalists, I’d like to give a big shout out for First Aid Kit who I saw about 8 months ago. If you haven’t heard them, I promise you that you’ll be hooked from the first track on their album Ruins. I’d love to hear your first impressions? But if we’re talking female vocalists, I can’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to one Debbie Harry and Blondie, my first ever gig in Glasgow on Hogmanay in 1979. Talk about bringing those posters to life for a star struck teenager truly madly deeply in love with Debbie!!

Remembering this is a Band web site I have to say they did have a profound influence from my earliest years. However, as sensational as they were, when it comes to posters on a horny teenagers wall, Levon was many things but he was no Debbie Harry!! 😳

And finally, can we have a big happy birthday shout out for Mr Bob Dylan who turns 79 tomorrow! Yet another example that sex, drugs and rock and roll are indeed the secret to eternal youth!!

Be careful out there guys as they once used to say on Hill Street Blues back in the day! Yes, I am if that vintage.

Celtic Bhoy


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Nice to hear from you, Angie. And about your life. I actually DID ride the rails once. From the town where Jumbo died to Dain City. Going home from school, no car. It was late October and I nearly froze. Hitchhiking from then on. When hh was still safe and acceptable. I “drop by” every day, Angie, just to look in. Sometimes to glean wisdom from Peter V and yer buddy BM. And from that international bon vivant Kevin, too. It’s all good.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Cabbage town via The Grand River
Web: My link

Hi Nomadic Mike!!!! So good to see you!!!! I was just heading out to Kensington Market. St. Lawrence Market is real close to where I used to teach.....More expensive.....Best time to go is after 4:30.

I do call myself Cabbagetown Girl but everyone then thinks I'm from the affluent part. Of course I'm from the other side of the tracks. Even my former Vice P asked if I lived east of.......If I had met Virgil earlier maybe. The only people I know who live on that side are a lawyer (parent of former student) and an ESL consultant whose partner is an architect....Avril Lavigne used to have a home here and Danny Marks is still here. I run into him all the time and just hope he doesn't remember that Virgil pissed him off once......yiiiikes! Virgil can't stand him as a musician but then he's the biggest snob when it comes to music.....lol.....and I think skater Toller Cranston lived here as well. Once you're east of......You don't even feel like you're in TO....all these Victorian homes.....and of course Bonk lived right across the street from Riverdale Park. Robbie lied! He was from Riverdale at one point never from Cabbagetown! Bill M told us the truth! Just like Dylan telling us that he rode the trains......right.

Dylan's father owned a store (Louuu's father owned an Accountant firm) just like my Grandpa owned a fruit and vegetable market store and a restaurant too. Ten of us lived on top of the store....Must have been a big house as I was living in this house until I was four...It was right across the street from a Church.....How do I remember this Church? How could I forget? I guess I was really lonely as a child and somehow at the age of four I left home and walked down to Woolworth's and stole a plastic telephone of all things.....proof I was lonely as I guess I wanted to pretend to talk to someone.....You'd think with all the relatives I lived with that this would not be the case. Anyway, I guess when everyone finally realized that I was missing......I could have been abducted!!! They called the police and next thing I know I was found with the phone and instead of my Ma being happy that I was found safe and sound......Right in front of everyone she spanked me in front of the Church.....I realized later in life that she did love me but still......To this day if Virgil or anyone chews me out in public for something that I did wrong.....Well now I walk away.....painful feelings......same as in the GB.....email me when I tick you off.....Don't bring our shit in the GB.....don't............So......I lived with......Great Grandma, Grandpa, Grandma, Ma, Dad, brother, Aunt (father's sister), Grandma's neice and nephew.....The year Great Grandma and Dad passed.....I was born......Later in life I had better timing, eh? Now it's a Pizza joint.

So glad you dropped by Nomadic Mike and hope you'll be here more often. I take breaks too so I understand, eh? He's the only one who honours my birthday so he's really special. Wishing you good health, good connections with family, good music, good vibes..... :-D

This machine kills fascists.
Woody Guthrie


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Peter, your comments reminded me of Simone's poetic requiem for Levon, written right after he died in 2012. I've always treasured this piece of writing. Since Simone has posted it publicly before and since the original link is now gone I'm going to reproduce it here.

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NO LAST WALTZ

I am on a ferryboat from Hollyhead to Dublin when I get the news from home: Levon has passed away.

First thing I do is turn my head to the window and find the cold blue sea beyond, the waves like a living, dancing quilt rolling out to meet the sky.

Could it have been little more than a month back that I sat on a wooden bench not five feet from his drum-riser as he played and sang The Band classic “Ophelia” with the grace of a veteran dancer, the spirit of a country preacher, at once weather-worn, fiery, weary, lithe, laboured, imperishable.

It is true there was a gleam in his eye. Like a school-boy skipping classes all afternoon to while the hours away with friends down by the river’s edge, elemental wonders, joyful just to live within earshot of the sound of music.

I’ve had the extraordinary privilege to have shared the stage with Levon, one of the great honours of my life, to have been one of those children dodging the truant officer, my toes in the rushing water, a dream.

Levon Helm is more than a drummer. More than a singer. He is a natural force, akin to weather and rain, not very different from the quiet wood in which he made his home, the wind that whips the trees. You could walk from Arkansas to Alberta, Winnipeg to Woodstock and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more soulful, gracious man.

I can’t assume to know where our heroes go when they die. Nirvana. Heaven. The tremendous band in the sky, assembled in the round, together there on a sun-kissed, better shore. Whatever it’s called, wherever it is, you can bet the farm that today the bells are ringing there, and the people are singing.

Because Levon knows what we can only guess: that there is no last waltz. That we’ll forever file in through the barn door with the ones we love, drawn by the firelight, grab our children and go round and round in a dance interminable. We doe-see-doe. We stomp the boards. Shout. Kiss. Cry. Sing. Spin. Laugh. Squeal. Study the stars through the gaps in the ceiling.

Simone Felice, 19th of April, 2012


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Female artists (Brown Eyed Girl's thread)

As a former high school teacher from the late 70s to the 90s my favorite is of course this: Google 'Kylie Minogue - The Loco-motion' (or - if you wish - more original version by Little Eva).


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: The A-B-C’s of it all

Re: “If I meet anyone now I always introduce myself as brown eyed Angelina.”

That could mean a major change for this page, Angie, since you’re often referred to here as BEG. It would mean that you would henceforth be called BEA, which could be interpreted as short for Beatrice. That could be confusing indeed. And then there is the Cabbagetown connection to consider. Golly!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Morning I Get To Hell

I also loved the clip with Simi on violin which she played when we saw her. They both have that facility, which everyone tells me Levon had, of saying "Good to see you again" when you run into them at gigs. We have seen Simone EIGHT times, and Simi solo once, but he always greets us like old friends which is a rare gift. The best was the "garden party" one where they couldn't get a venue so it was it the promoter's garden shed (a large shed) - link to review. So we were chatting to him at the barbecue.

QUOTE FROM REVIEW: It was the second anniversary of Levon Helm’s death. The show ended with Simone talking about today’s date, and of how he heard of Levon’s passing while on the boat to Ireland, then he said as kids they’d ride their bikes past Big Pink, and that for a young musician in the Woodstock area, Levon was a mentor, and was like a “patron saint.” He then dedicated a song to the ghost of Levon, and added “and of course to the ghost of Richard Manuel, and to the ghost of Rick Danko.” Simone then sang the most heartfelt and impassioned version of “I Shall Be Released” I have ever heard with everyone in the audience joining in.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Wake up Kevin! We're playing your songs. :-D
Gino Vannelli.....When I think about those nights in Montreal........Gino.......looked just like my older brother and his friend from the hood from Major Hoople's Boarding House. In the Clubs you'd hear Fast Cars in the eighties but I liked Gino when he showed his vulnerability......

Back to names....My family and relatives do not call me Angelina, Angie, Ange (Virgil does and calls me Angelina when I tick him off), Angeline....One day I asked Ma how did I get my family name? My Ma said that I just one day said that my name is Gina! She said I was always stubborn and I just told everyone to call me by another name......My brother on the other hand said nooooo.....He told me a different version of the name story.....even here my family couldn't agree.....He said, no I couldn't say your name and I called you Gina. Really? How do you get Gina from Angelina? Why didn't you just call me Lina then? Huh, huh? So to this day if you're around my family and relatives everyone calls me Gina. Friends from University call me Angie and work friends call me Angelina. If I meet anyone now I always introduce myself as brown eyed Angelina ....even though I should have been named brown eyed Evangelia.....named in honour of my teenaged Aunt. :-D

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved her/him. After s/he recovered from the near drowning, s/he wrote on a stone:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.

The friend who had slapped and saved her/his best friend asked her/him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

LEARN TO WRTIE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND
AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

When I saw the Dali Lama....As soon as he talked about forgiveness....I wept.....Forgiveness was the hardest life lesson as I learned in my family not to forgive.....I am getting better at it........never too late to forgive......You do it for yourself not for the person who........Everything I post are reminders for myself and maybe for you too.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Peter, we need a Duke & The King reunion, asap! Love the clip.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ilkka...Yes Joan Armatrading from England! I saw her at Massey Hall......Love her deep voice like another singer-songwriter....England's via Southeast Asian background Tanita Takaram who I previously posted......Awwww. Why do all the good girls get their hearts broken time after time? Huh? Huh? Why can't we be like Holland's Anouk? ;-D


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Female artists /Brown Eyed Girl's thread

Female singers: Dusty Sprinfield, Millie, Joan Baez, Anki, Alma Cogan, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and daughters, Olivia-Newton-John, Janis Joplin, Grace Slicks, Blondie, Paula Abdull, Dolly Parton, EmmyLou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Cher, Loretta Lynn, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Armatrading, Nico, La Ella.

Last but not least: the African female singer in what was left of our schoolboy band after all these decades: Bina! Please google 'Finally Home - Bina Nkwazi & Bina Band'


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kevin and Peter....I like this version of TMIGTH....Begins with Sam Cooke....Nope, never saw him. ;-D


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Morning I Get ToHell

Which version, Kevin? Simone solo or as The Duke & The King? The link is The Duke & The King on Jools Holland Show (move 40 seconds in as it starts with Gladys Knight ending her song). I've seen Simone do it solo and (as here) with Simi Stone. She is incredible. Also seen her solo. She is great on the last Natalie Merchant album too.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Lovely 1977 photo of Rick, copied (with permission) from brother Terry Danko's Facebook profile.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Kevin J: Your mention of Gino Vanelli sent me to listen to his "Powerful People" on YouTube. His voice, combined with the fact that his drummer at the time was Graham Lear, reminded me of the song "All Powerful Man" by Lear's previous group, Natural Gas, a Montreal-based R&B jazz-rock group of mostly Ontarians, who one and only LP was the last record on the legendary George Goldner's final label, Firebird. Their singer was the (still-great) George Olliver, who'd been the frontman for the Mandala. The link starts with "All Powerful Man" and goes on to their horn-jazzy cover of "Eleanor Rigby".

Olliver soon returned to Toronto, where he still performs, voice largely intact. Graham Lear of course jumped from Vanelli to a long run with Santana.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Evening Song

Devil's Waiting......Black Rebel Motorcycle Club


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Songs of the day.......Simon Felice “The Morning I Get To Hell”.....Valdy “Rock and Roll Song”.....Walter Rossi “Ride the Wind”.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

BEG........I wasn’t sure what that REACTION thing was all about on the Lou Reed “Walk on the Wild Side” YouTube - so I clicked on the guy’s reaction to “Whiter Shade of Pale” as well as the Kinks “Lola”......and I like this guy a lot......a nice thing to see someone with a good spirit and some musical knowledge experience some great songs for the first time.

Reminds me of a long long time ago late one night after the clubs had closed and bringing a girl back to my place......not sure exactly what I was thinking but got up from the couch and cued up “The Weight”.....she was French Canadian so I wasn’t sure if she would be familiar with the song but she burst out laughing and said “Wow...Kevin...I never thought of you as someone who would like Country & Western music !” One never knows what will happen when you play your favourite music for someone......should’ve just gone with Gino Vannelli and straight to fun...


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Holland's Anouk....Nobody's Wife

They say the only difference between
heaven and hell is that
in heaven people feed one another
in hell they starve because they can't feed themselves
Unknown


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sweden's Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Abba

When your body and mind
are in harmony
Then the energy within you is dancing
Yogi Amrit Desai

The ugliest part of your body is your mind.
Frank Zappa


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

LOU REED WALK ON THE WILD SIDE REACTION....First encounter with Louuuu. :-D

Hi Ilkka. Stay tuned as I will be promoting female musicians from Europe real soon. Give my best to Norbert and Kalervo. In praise of the European boyzzz on this site. And yes, my leopard patterned rubber boots aren't made for walking but they sure look good. ;-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: John Prine & Marty Stewart

Now an important memory of Memories. The way people who are great in their own right like Marty Stewart show a great respect for John.

John is from Chicago y'know Pat.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Subject: BUT!

Awright Pat then why is it people always say mind AND body......or ....is just that you think I'm mindless......:-)


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Posted by:

Pat B

Norm, maybe in your case.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: No - no - no

Yer mind is not part of yer body!


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Posted by:

Pat B

"What's the ugliest part of your body?

What's the ugliest part of your body?

Some say your nose

Some say your toes

I think it's your mind

I thing it's your mi-i-i-i-i-ind"


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Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: Better watch out, or one of these days those fascist books are gonna walk all over you. Stomp, more likely.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

I'll add that I did see Richard Bell playing with Danny Weis - at a blues festival in Port Credit I don't know how many years ago. The band was the awesome Danny Brooks and the Rockin' Revelators - Richard on organ, Michael Fonfara on piano, and Danny Weis subbing in (at Fonfara's suggestion, clearly). Weis was awesome, as was the band and the show. (BEG was there too.)

I'd met Richard a couple times by then, and went up to him after the set to give him a piece of sheet music for a song his father had written. (Leslie Bell was a well know choirmaster in the '40s; even my mother knew his name, having attended his concerts back then.) Richard said "Thanks, we don't have that" and popped it in his bag. A couple weeks later, he spotted me at a celebration of the launch of the Festival Express movie and came over and passed along additional thanks from his mother. A true gentleman. He was there to play with the reunited Full Tilt Boogie Band, fronted by Bonnie Bramlett; Garth and Maud were also there, and performed some Band tune.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Here's a link to a really interesting interview - former Joplin pianist Bill King interviewing guitarist Danny Weis - Iron Butterfly, Rhinoceros, Alice Cooper, LOU REED … There's even a great-sounding CD with Richard Bell et al that I'd never even heard of. BEG, you'll appreciate the Lou Reed part - focusing on the R&B sound of "Sally Can't Dance".


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Posted by:

NWC

Subject: Sorry for double posting

Sorry.

Cheers.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Women in rock

"I love them both (Lady Gaga and Tracey C). I have the greatest respect for them as human beings and what they represent." - Westcoaster said that.

"I don't love them. I don't have any respect for them as human beings and what they represent." - I said that.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Women in rock

"I love them both. I have the greatest respect for them as human beings and what they represent." Westcoaster said that.

"I don't love them. I don't have any respect for them as human beings and what they represent." I said that.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Honouring female musicians in this GB by 'Brown Eyed Girl'

For the first: I consider 'Brown Eyed Girl' as my gb friend from many decades ago. At the same time I am sick and tired about the militant feminism in Sweden. It is not FEMINISM, it is too often poor old fashioned FASCISM!

With that said these are my famous female musicians: (1) Bob Dylan in 'Just Like A Woman', (2) Mick Jagger in 'Angie' and (3) David Bowie in almost everything, (4) Stevie Nicks, Nancy Sinatra and Enya.

I always say that the sexiest organ in a woman is her brains. Nice to be here with you in this gb, 'Brown Eyed Girl'.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Deep Elem Blues" with Levon Helm & His Dirt Farmer Quartet at 2011 Americana Awards Nominee Event

Deep Elem Blues. Americana Nominee Event, Gibson Showroom, NYC May 2011

As I originally thought....The bass player is from Ollabelle, right? These three performances feature BYRON ISAACS on bass....Wrong info displayed with performance online.

Tell me, and I will forget
Show me, and I may not remember
Involve me, and I will understand
Unknown


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"The Weight" - Levon Helm, Jim Lauderdale, Roseanne Cash
2011 Americana Awards Nominee Event
Gibson Showroom, NYC.
May 2011

I stand up for liberty
but I cannot liberate

Graham Parker


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Roseanne Cash, Teresa Williams
LEVON HELM, Benmont Tench, Byron RItchieat? Byron Luiters? ? ?
2011 Americana Honors Nominations
"Long Black Veil"

Hi Norm. Thank you for commenting on my mini project of honouring female musicians in this GB. Some have connections with The Band and of course some do not. I am foremost a music fan. I know, I know this is The Band GB.....I still try to honour all The Band members as much as possible. Sunday is coming up for "Once Were Brothers" btw.

Lady Gaga is super talented in music as she plays piano and writes her own music and is a committed advocate for LGBTQ Community and has shown she is able to act whereas Madonna cannot. Levon can act but not Robbie in my opinion as well. Tracy Chapman...I love her smile and her raw honesty in all of her music. Too bad I cannot remember her performance at our Amnesty International Concert with many other musicians. I guess I was distracted by the fact that the South American was falling asleep through most of the Concert. Maybe he was just super tired....Now Madonna....I respect her career and I do like some of her music but I don't have any of her recordings. She's not about singing. She's here to push our buttons and make us see things maybe in a different way......I read a biography by one of her brothers (found for free out of town). These kind of books that are found; after I read them I sell them to used book stores. They pay you a third of what the store will resell it. Anyway, he's the one who was dancing with her in her early videos.....Christopher Ciccone. I did see "Evita" and thought it was better than I had expected. Remember it's just my opinion Norm. If you are really moved by an artist or one particular song....That's all that matters.

Freedom is what you do
with what's been done to you
Unknown


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Peter V

Subject: Lobby cards again

I’d never thought of aspect ratio, but again we forget that so much was fixed that we now manipulate. The things anyone can do in photoshop or iPhoto used to be major skilled tasks.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Greatest Ladies

BEG you have selected music from the greatest ladies, Lady Gaga and Tracey Chapman. I love them both. I have the greatest respect for them as human beings and what they represent.

To add to that, I have never been a great Madonna fan except for her roll in "A League of Their Own". and the way she shares her money with causes that deserve it. But to hear her sing this "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" I think is a master piece.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Letters I've written, Never meaning to send

Well this is lovely...Rebecca & Megan of Larkin Poe doing a cover of 'Knights in White Satin'. Beautiful mood and harmonies.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You)

Jon L...Hope you're alright in the big apple. Jon lives real close to one of the venues that the reformed Band performed. So like myself we live in an urban jungle. Luckily we can still see and feel the beauty regardless.

Maybe you missed my posts as I did post Amy Helm's Twilight and Tracy Chapman's stripped down cover of Stay. That's ok; I post waaaay too much. Even Virgil says I can be exhausting. I'm even exhausted by myself all the time. ;-D

Kevin...Thanks so much for the heads up about the film last night. We saw it before but I couldn't remember the ending so I saw the last half. Years later I would see Fred MacMurray in My Three Sons and Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley. I saw 54-40 for 7.00 by the Lake and noooo......I enjoyed The Hip the two times they were on the same bill as many other artists much more. We can disagree, right? :-D


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Why Music May Be More Important Now Than Ever Before

Music therapist Tim Ringgold and breakout alt-pop artist Allie X unpack why music connects with us so
deeply and how to empower that connection during the coronavirus crisis
ARIELA KOZINMUSICARES
MAY 21, 2020

“People who struggle with anxiety are consumed with the future and they’re focused on the past when they’re depressed, but we don’t have control over the past or future. We only have control over our bodies in the present moment.” If we’re ready to engage with the music, the brain will trigger a dopamine release—the pleasure chemical—that’s linked to reward and motivation.

We already create playlists for a number of reasons: to help get over heartache, to motivate us when we exercise, to relax us during our commute. “We intuitively know that music helps us perform better as humans,” Ringgold notes. What we may not realize, however, is that our connection to music is directly tied to rhythm. “Rhythm is the organizing principle of the body, so we are wired to be musical because we are organized by rhythm,” he continues, pointing to the rhythm that conducts the heartbeat, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, the digestive system and on and on.

“We don't ever talk about what music does to our brain and body, we always think about what it does to our emotions and our spirit,” Ringgold observes, further suggesting that if hours-long playlists feel overwhelming, a compilation of three familiar and empowering songs can also make an impact. Simply have the mini-collection cued and the next time negative thoughts take over, grab your headphones and walk to the beat for a few minutes. By the time the exercise is over, the nervous system will reset, decreasing the key stress hormone known as cortisol. "

Music is a moral law.
It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.

Plato


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Peter V

Subject: Lobby Cards

Thanks … researching "Medium Cool" on IMDB (1969) and all the lobby cards are B&W. I found a Bonnie & Clyde one in B&W in a shop, and and it's a very high quality B&W glossy print.


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Bill M

Subject: Levon and Robbie on 'new' Neil Young album

b.lee: Thanks, couldn't have said it any better re BaRK.

Here's a paragraph from yesterday's "FYI Music News":

"Neil Young fans should note the June 19 release date of Homegrown, viewed as a lost ‘70s treasure. Described by Young as “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time,” it was scheduled for a 1975 release until Young cancelled that. Album guests include Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson, and seven of the album’s 12 songs have never been released. The first recorded version of Love Is A Rose (below) is also featured. – "


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

BEG, your Tracy Chapman link led me to a 2016 clip of her doing a beautifully stripped-down cover of Stand By Me. Check this one out.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: Hiding Right Here in the USA

Subject: Blackie and Rodeo Kings, lobby cards

Jed, run, do not walk, and find all the Blackie and Rodeo Kings you can. A Canadian supergroup as it were, three strong artists in their own right, and on good days, and there are many, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Peter, I can remember B&W lobby cards up to at least 1970 or so when walking past the State Theater in my hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania. By then it may have been a second-run house, and much later was converted to a performance space. Traditionally the "cards" were glossy prints, not lithos, probably contact printed from full size negatives judging from the detail and clarity of many of the prints. In my youth I worked in a photographer's darkroom, making contact prints of industrial equipment and other exciting subjects. (Not as exciting as holding Tom Jones's mic cord, but there you go.) It is a time-consuming and expensive process even in B&W. Color, more so. So maybe that's why they were in B&W after the films themselves went to color. And the aspect ratio of Panavision and its ilk would preclude using frames from the actual picture.


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brown eyed girl

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Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way (from A Star Is Born)

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time
Carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration
The hummingbird's delicate grace
Reminds us that life is rich
Beauty is everywhere
Every personal connection has meaning
And that laughter is life's sweetest creation

Unknown


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brown eyed girl

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Nico and the Velvet Underground-"I'll Be Your Mirror" from "Velvet Underground and Nico"

"The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967 by Verve Records. Recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, The Velvet Underground & Nico would gain notoriety for its experimentalist performance sensibilities, as well as its focus on controversial subject matter expressed in many of their songs.

Though a commercial failure upon release, the record has since become one of the most influential and critically acclaimed rock albums in history, appearing at number thirteen on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time as well as being added to the 2006 National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress."

My week beats your year.
Louuuu


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brown eyed girl

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Tracy Chapman...Baby Can I Hold You

You must learn to leave the table
when love is no longer being served.
Just show them all all that you are able.
Just get up and leave without saying a word.
Unknown


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brown eyed girl

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DIANA KING - STIR IT UP
Soundtrack Cool Runnings
Via of Bob Marley

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
Buddha


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brown eyed girl

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Erykah Badu
No more trouble
Via Bob Marley

How to dominate reality
love is one way
imagination is another
Unknown


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Songs of the day/night:

”The Best of Everything” - Tom Petty..... thanks to Pat B for highlighting this a while back. I am a sucker foe these type of songs. “Jody Girl” by Bob Seger springs to mind

“Jump Into the Fire” - Harry Nilsson

“What’s the Frequency Kenneth” - REM

“All Alone Again” - Garfield French

“I’d Rather Go Blind” - Long John Baldry Band with the brilliant Kathi McDonald singing

“One Day in Your Life” - 54-40.....Canada’s best band in the 80’s even if Tragically Hip got all the attention


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Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Enjoying a lovely new cover of Twilight by Amy Helm. Try 'amy helm 2020' on YouTube.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Straight Down The Line

Billy Wilder’s brilliant “Double Indemnity” is on TV tonight...... the inspiration behind Robbie Robertson’s “Straight Down The Line”.......one of those movies you just can’t turn away from.....it was the anklet that’s hooked Fred MacMurray...it always is.


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Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: You Don't Own Me

Thanks for commenting BEG.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Bill M

Thanks for posting-never heard that band. Lucinda is perfect blend with the other singer. Excellent song too.


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Jed

Saw willie Nile in the last year or two-he was part of a tribute to George Harrison. An energetic fellow for sure. And the philosophy degree was mentioned.


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brown eyed girl

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Joseph Arthur...."Our guest this Episode is Buffalo native and long time New York City resident, Willie Nile!!!! One of the best kept secrets of rock and roll since the release of his self -titled debt album in 1980, Nile is known for his poetic lyrics, rock and roll style and unmatched energy during his live shows!!!! We sat down with him on the day the release of his 13th studio album "New York at Night" and talked about the ups and downs during his vast career, his 102 year old dad, the Pandemic, living in New York, his life experiences and how they reflect in his music. Pick up his new release everywhere now, it's another perfect example of Nile's unique ability to connect with his audience.... Enjoy!"

WILLIE NILE: Come to Where I'm From Podcast Episode #86

I have seen Willie Nile perform a couple of times with Garland Jeffreys....He's 72 in June and can still rock out......so much energy! I had no idea he has a degree in Philosophy. A great surprise to find this......He shares his life and stories....and with so much positivity.....He was fortunate that his family lived with such positivity and grace. Thank you Willie!! Love him. :-D


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Bill M

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Lucinda Williams singing with Blackie and Rodeo Kings - "I Can't Have You".


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson
Keyboards and Piano

The Ballad of Boogie Christ
Black Flowers
Joseph Arthur
Musican and Visual Artist

NYC is where people who don't belong anywhere belong.
Unknown


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brown eyed girl

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Looks like the music credits for Garth Hudson needs to be updated!

My day beats your week.
Louuu Reed


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brown eyed girl

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Sinead O'Connor - Jealous

The official video for Jealous taken from the album Faith and Courage (2000)

Good morning John D. I was actually going to post It's My Party by Leslie Gore but You Don't Own Me came up. I was very young at the time so I don't think it would have resonated with me at all. Yes, yes, yes it's definitely an anthem for us feminists....women and/or men who see women oppressed as a social group. There are many kinds of feminists. One of my first courses in University was taught by a feminist/Marxist who opened my eyes and mind. In my own culture and time growing up via religion and role models or lack of inspiring role models......Boys were held up high and girls were seen as supporting the family and aspirations of their partners. Luckily my brother attended University in another city and I thought....Ok, I have no idea what to do in my life so I might as well go off to school too. Only three of us in my graduating high school class chose University......The rest had boyfriends and were planning their weddings.

Doug...The very first person I met in the Chat Room on this site was a musician from Down Under. He would sing lyrics from Robbie's Out Of The Blue whenever we'd finish chatting about music. He ended up sending a cassette of The Hawks with Dylan in Aussieland and an interactive Dylan CD which unfortunately I can no longer find. Later in my life I remember it was Aussie Helen Reddy who sang I Am Woman and Angie Baby....I had no idea what was going to be my fate in the big city. Looking back my tolerance for a lot of drama, volatility and abuse was pretty high as I had witnessed abuse at home and outside the home. At that time I was drawn to men who needed fixing themselves. The boys who were quite emotionally healthy scared me...........One became a light director at our Opera House. We must also not forget that men can also be victims of abuse whether it's sexual, psychological and/or emotional. I know three men in my orbit who are survivors as well. Even in this GB....Those of us who had difficulties.....We reacted.......instead of responding. Years later I took the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program after my mom passed and one other time.....I am a slow learner so I took the program again. My chiropractor and therapist at the time also took the program......highly recommended.

Let me live this day tall
so that when night comes
it will have mattered to someone somehow
that I lived at all.

Arden G. Thompson


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jed

Subject: BEG

thanks for Lucinda-her new album is kick ass great.


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Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Grit Laskin - The Photographers

There's a folk song for everything.


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Peter V

I know we have photographers here. I was thinking about why lobby cards for colour films often stayed B&W until the late 60s. They would be posed for the still, not extracted from the film negative - though they could clip out frames from outtakes. I suppose these would have been done with a half-frame or full frame camera for quality - the "Blow Up" review points out that the movie first popularized 35 mm cameras for professional photographers in the UK. Some suggested Nikon may have "encouraged" this because the plot involves him concealing the camera - easy with a 35 mm, very hard with a Bronica. Until then 35 mm was popular with location photographers, but not for studio fashion shots.

When we did our ELT videos in the 80s we took stills during the camera rehearsals for use in the accompanying student books and we had a photographer with half frame, plus me with 35 mm because often the important thing is the actor's expression which is luck. In the 90s, we both used 35 mm. I recall horror when we changed photographers and noticed two days in that he was using Fuji film and I was using Kodak (as specified by the book designer). Nowadays that is so easy to balance, but back then it was a major panic. As he'd taken far more shots, it was decided that I should switch to Fuji.


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Peter V

Subject: Stills

Thanks, JQ. Stills vary.Some films have many online to choose. The IMDB Photo Gallery for some films has more than a hundred stills, though for The Small World of Sammy Lee, it has just one … the poster. There are others online though … for Sammy Lee, there are a lot. A couple of months ago, I started doing it differently. I re-run the film with subtitles on and just have an iPhone in my hand and click at intervals. Then I have a record of the film story in sequence to jog memory. Some of the iPhone photos are usable … straightened and cropped in iPhoto. The B&W ones are especially good because "auto black and white" in iPhoto gets rid of the blue tint of the TV. Colour is harder. The stills for many 60s colour films are from lobby cards, which were often done in B & W and photographed with a still camera on the set.


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Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: You Don't Own Me

I have just finished reading a non fiction book by Jess Hill called Look What You made Me Do, on domestic violence. While written with an Australian slant, it would be relevant to readers anywhere if it's available. This is an absolutely shocking area of human behaviour, and some of the events in the book would make anyone weep.


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JQ

Subject: Sammy Lee

PV - Great one! Thanks for all these. Where do you get hold of all those still shots?


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John D

Subject: Leslie Gore

BEG, I believe that "You Don't Own Me" was one of the first; or first feminist song in Pop Music. Just my opinion.


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Ray Mizumura

Hello there fellow Guestbookers.

Dag, thank you once again for the splendid archival work. This makes for invaluable time spent on the Internet. That can't be said for very many sites.

Looking through your materials from the decades, I've noted that The Band in their various lineups received reviews ranging from the ecstatic to the insulting and everything in between. This is especially true of their live performing, regardless of whether that's the 1970s or the mid-1980s.

They are legends, no doubt. But none of them walked on water and all of them had their shining moments, solo and as part of groups.

Thank you again.


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Peter V

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Subject: The Small World of Sammy Lee

Another in the 60s retrospective series, THE SMALL WORLD OF SAMMY LEE from 1963. Starring Anthony Newley, Julia Foster & Robert Stephens. London’s Soho 1963 as it was. In was the typical “race against time before the gangsters get you” movie but also far more than that. The B&W restored blu-ray is pristine too. A classic.


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brown eyed girl

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K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah
Juno Awards in Winnipeg in 2005.

You have your way.
I have my way.
As for the right way
the correct way
band the only way
it does not exist.

Friedrich Nietzsche


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Lucinda Williams...Wrap My Head Around That

As you grow up, you realize that if you're in a relationship with someone who doesn't really respect your needs and wishes or appreciate you, what you have is an ARRANGEMENT, you don't have a RELATIONSHIP.

Unknown


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Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me (HD)

Lesley Gore performs "You Don't Own Me" on the 1964 T.A.M.I show.

Where you intention goes, you go.
Intuition is the voice of the non-physical world.
When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay.
Unknown


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Libby Titus - "Love Has No Pride"

Libby Titus was the co-writer - with Eric Justin Kaz - of "Love Has No Pride." Her own version of the song was included on her 1977 self-titled album.

You create your reality with your intentions.
Gary Zukav


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brown eyed girl

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Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Forgiveness means that you do not carry the baggage of an experience.
Gary Zukav


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Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: The Weight

I was just looking at the Rolling Stone's new list of the greatest debut singles of all time. Went through the list, saw Love Me Do by the Beatles, nothing by the Stones or Van Morrison.

Then I checked the discography at this site to see what was the first single by The Band. Wasn't sure what song was first released from MFBP. Well, it was The Weight. Hmmmm, not sure what they consider "greatest?"

Oh well, maybe it will fare better when they do the "greatest debut singles that still sound great after 50 years!!"


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Norm J

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Subject: The Shadows at Sixty

I don't know if everyone has seen this. I've seen many documentaries on the subject but my first time for this.

The history of R&R in the UK and apparently the first ever Stratocaster in the UK. Many good comments from all the guitarist from all the top UK bands. A really great video.


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Jack Scott

Glad you enjoyed it Ben. I think it's great and have always liked that song.

Pat! On the subject of name changes. What I said about the Vegas brothers is what I read. However I'm sure you would remember Jack Scott. Several years ago I bought a nice big box set of his. Five CD'S and a nice book of pictures.

Now there is a guy who needed the name change (he just died last December at 83.) He was born in Windsor, Ontario. (Giovanni Domenico Scafone Jr.) Now that is a little more Mafia than rock & roll. Moved to Detroit as a boy and lived there all his life I guess.

He was inducted into the Canadian Song Writer's Hall of Fame (called the greatest Canadian rock & roll singer ever). In the Michigan R&R Ledgends Hall of Fame. So he had quite a career. I always liked his songs


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Norm, I enjoyed the David Lee Roth video you posted a few days ago. That was a really clever one that I saw countless times back in the 80's, but haven't seen since then. Roth was a pretty funny guy. If he was born 20 or 30 years earlier, he probably would have cut his teeth in the borsht belt.


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Bill M

Norm: ps - Banjo-wise, it was Ed Patterson's harmonics in the break (of "Dig A Hole") that was really special for me. By the way, the album, now available on CD from a Vancouver company, Brouhaha, also includes a cover of "WS Walcott Medicine Show".


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Bill M

Thanks Norm. Found the "Running On Empty". As you say, really good sound quality, especially for an audience recording.


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brown eyed girl

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I think they got it right now Robbie.

The other heavenly Ave Maria was by Barbara Bonney.
Here is Maria Callas singing Ave Maria.

Maria Callas as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello.


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brown eyed girl

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For Dag.... :-D

Natalie Merchant - Kind and Generous


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Maria Callas - Ave Maria

Lad of Athens
faithful be to thyself
And Mystery
All the rest is perjury.
Emily Dickinson


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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas- Nowhere to Run

I communicate for a living, but I'm terrible at communicating with the people I care about.
Anthony Bourdain
1956-2018


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brown eyed girl

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Gwen Stefani “Used To Love You” from THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE.

Everyone comes with baggage.
Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.


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brown eyed girl

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Rita Marley - One Draw

The more you love your decisions
The less you need others to love them.
Unknown


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Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris (Live) : Pale Blue Eyes

1997 - Via Lou Reed

E=MC2
Energy equals motivation, commitment and clarity.


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Wallsend

Thanks Dag B for the most recent collection. There is a mountain of stuff to sift through there.


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Norm J

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Subject: Billy Strings

Think I finally found a video of Billy Strings that will work. With Molly Tuttle, who is a music teacher and also does a great job of gentle on my mind.


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Norm J

Subject: Banjo & Rock & Roll

Bill I have been trying to put a link up here I know I got it all right but youtube. pops up and says the video doesn't exist.

Don't know if you have seen Billy Strings (got the strings nick name from his grandma) he plays everything so well. The video is "Billy Strings Runnin on Empty" Jackso Browne's song.

Billy's band is guitar, standup bass, mandolin and banjo. In this video they have Marcus King doing some solo. Thing is the sound is so good and Billy's Martin sounds so good. The groove these boys play this at is great. He has many really good videos. Particularly with Molly Tuttle as well. She is another wonderful picker and singer.


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Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

And a still more generous answer might be: having already spent time with her during each day of the tour, they no longer wished to repeat that experience in the evening.


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Bill M

Peter V: 'Score' would a cheap and easy answer, but a more generous one would be that our guys felt that they were being used as stage props, rather than singers and musicians brought on to truly participate. Did anyone here see any of the first five shows, or reports thereof?


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Dag B.

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Subject: The Band in 1987-89

Here we go again.


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Peter V

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Subject: Michelle Shocked

This was the piece on The Band and Michelle Shocked. Link is to my 2001 review- the comments are interesting after the article.

From the Boston Globe, October 8, 1992.

The Silverado concert series got off to a rocky start last night. The club looked great — with rows of chairs placed on the dance floor to enhance the concert setting — but the show was sabotaged by disputes beyond the club’s control. Headliner Michelle Shocked and her main opening act, The Band, feuded beforehand. The Band ended up not playing — and the reasons are as varied as the plots on your average daytime soap opera. No one wanted to talk on the record, but it appears that The Band did not want to wait around 90 minutes after their set in order to join Shocked for a finale. The tour has played six cities so far (out of a planned 28) and tension has built up over this issue, with Shocked taking it very personally, sources said. The blowup came yesterday afternoon. Depending on whom you talked to, Shocked gave the promoter an ultimatum that either The Band was off the show, or she was.

I have to say that as in my review, Ms Shocked had serious anger management issues, evident on stage BUT that when you're in a different city anyway, as The Band was, what's so urgent to do that you can't wait 90 minutes to show a sense of involvement?


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Bill M

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And here's a link to a commendable song and initiative aimed at helping out with the COVID-19 situation. Very much in the Play-For-Change mold, led by Jason McCoy from the Road Hammers and also featuring a cast of musical chums - including a woman singing and playing piano in the snow in Sweden, and - for those who are sick of snow - at least one person playing from their home in Greece. But best of all, to my ears, is the contributions of the Harlem Gospel Choir.

The Road Hammers, with Jason McCoy singing lead, did that deadly version of "Yazoo Street Scandal" on the "Garth Hudson Presents …" compilation. His Road Hammer colleagues Clay Bellamy and Chris Byrne are among the first players shown, and right after them comes David Kalmusky, who I'm pretty sure is the son of Ken Kalmusky from the Revols, Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks ca '66, Ian & Sylvia in '68 and the Great Speckled Bird after that. The Kalmuskys share an acknowledgement at the end of "Once Were Brothers", in a long list that includes the overseer of this here playpen, Jan Hoiberg.


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Bill M

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The link is to my favourite example of the effective use of the banjo in rock and roll - "Dig A Hole" by the Hans Staymer Band's first LP, from 1972. Ed Patterson on banjo. Patterson and the group's organist, Robbie King, had started their careers in the Ronnie Hawkins / Hawks orbit of the early '60s. They came together in '64 as members of Zeke Sheppard and the Good Shepherds, who Hawkins set up with a manager. A year or two later the Good Shepherds moved west to Vancouver a year or two later to find work and wound up merging with a local group led by Tommy Chong (later of Cheech and Chong). As Bobby Taylor and Vancouver, the new group signed with Motown, had a hit record with "Does Your Mama Know About Me", toured North America and western Europe as the backing band for a Motown revue show.


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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx

Kevin...I did forget about the drama surrounding Michelle. Figures I'd post about International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17....and then.....post about Michelle. I always liked that song as well as Come Along Way. Michell did hire Levon and Garth. Just as Marianne Faithfull hired Garth. I never really had a real opinion about Michelle one way or the other....

They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them,
a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.
Unknown


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Alison Moyet...Invisible

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost...I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

11
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in this same place.
But it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

111
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in...it's a habit...but
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It's my fault.
I get out immediately.

1V

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V
I walk down another street.

Unknown


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Kevin J

Subject: Marriage

BEG....... Did the notorious Michelle Shocked not once demand that The Band be kicked off her tour........for the sin of not wanting to wait around a couple of hours to join in on an encore with her.

Anyhow, her true character was revealed to all some years later and she really hasn’t been heard from since.


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Janis Joplin - Cry Baby (Live in Winnipeg Festival Express 1970)

Great spirits will always face
Violent opposition
From mediocre minds
Albert Einstein


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I forgot to include a quote in previous post so I guess two quotes are warranted.

...And in the sweetness of friendship
Let there be laughter
And a sharing of pleasures
Unknown

Michelle Shocked...Anchorage

Garth Hudson - accordion, keyboards
Levon Helm - mandolin, vocals

For over 20 years, acclaimed picker-poet Michelle Shocked has been generating compelling lyrics and mneumonic melodies. In the '80′s, she was thrust into an inadvertent recording career when a bootleg tape was released in England. In the ensuing bidding war following the phenomena of The Texas Campfire Tapes, Mercury Records signed her and she produced a trilogy of Grammy-nominated albums over the next five years, launched by her signature song, "Anchorage."

Live your life as if you are creating a work of art; put those things you find most beautiful in it.
Unknown


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Shirley Caesar You Gotta Serve Somebody via Bob Dylan
Kennedy Center

I had the chance to see Shirley last summer when I was experiencing black days. I somehow pushed myself hard....Come on you can do it....it's Shirley!!! I felt so much better when I was on Bloor St. West watching this woman....free show. She was a pro song after song.....performing with so much confidence and ease in her own skin.....Well.....just my impression. Maybe I needed to see her like that as I wanted to be like that.....So many strong talented women.......If the Church I was raised in had gospel music.....I would have stayed for sure. So uplifting....I was in Shirley's orbit. First it was Mavis a few times and now Shirley..... :-D


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Celine Dion & Zachary Richard-Acadian Driftwood via Robbie Robertson

...And in the sweetness of friendship
Let there be laughter
and a sharing of pleasures.
Unknown

I always saw this song being sung by the older students. The boys would sing Zachary's parts and the girls would sing Celine's parts. However, as soon as Celine says, "let's go".....I join in.


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Dag B.

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Subject: Rick Danko - He Stopped Loving Her Today

Toronto 1992


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Pat B

A few nuggets from the Van Halen Rising book. Both Ed and Alex were fairly accomplished classical pianists when their thoughts turned to rock music. At first Ed played drums and Alex played guitar. When Ed showed a preternatural ability on guitar, they switched. Ed was also the lead singer of their band. At first, DLR failed three auditions with the Van Halen's. Things changed when VH needed a new source for a PA. DLR comes from wealth and his father had bought him a PA. VH rented DLR's PA on the condition that DLR could come to the gigs--mostly yard parties. After a month, DLR added a condition that he also got to sing a few songs with them each gig. To save the cost of the PA rental ($35 a night versus the $50 pay the made), the VH brothers decided to let DLR be in the band.


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Norm....Nothing else to say except....... Thanks kindly.

Hugs.

:-D


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
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Subject: Evangelina......Hoyt Axton

Nothing else to say.........


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It was 1962 the Van Halen family on a boat to America. Awwww.....Eddie and Alex sooooo cute.

I'm the only one in my family born in Canada. The rest of my family came here by way of the ship Argentina. My brother was only two months old but his first language was not English. By the time I arrived; three languages were spoken at home. The FFFFF was evident since the day I was born. My Pop would only speak one language if he really had to. Otherwise he spoke English to me. My grandma spoke one language. My mother eventually spoke three. My brother only later in life spoke two of them and then for his own enrichment took Italian in University. My own family was so politically charged that I refused to speak.....only answered in English. Virgil is fluent in another language.....and he knows some German thanks to his nanny. We had our grandparents.

Names? I was supposed to be named after my paternal grandma. The translation would be I guess Tammy. Lol.....One of my cousins eventually received that name. So because of the political fuuuued my family endured in Europe the fuuuued played out in our every day lives.

Then there was the fuuuuued where my grandma and my father's sister despised my mother. I had to navigate on a daily basis. No wonder I loved school so much to just get away from the unhealthy environment. It was traumatic enough that I lost my father as an infant but to endure this chaos, dysfunction and depression from many sides would eventually catch up to me. So one day I asked my mother why was I named Angelina? No one in my community had that name and I didn't like it as everyone in school was named Linda, Mary, etc. She said oh it just came to her one day. I believed her as she refused to have her daughter named after the woman she despised. It was bad enough she had to live with her in the same household. Years later when I would attend the funeral of my father's sister......She lived in the same household until she married at 29......considered old at the time......I heard the name of her sister who passed as a teenager and her name was Evangelia. Well......I don't know why my mom wouldn't tell me that bit of info......but yes, I guess I would have been Evangeline instead of Angelina if she hadn't had this hatred for her mother-in- law. I would have loved that name as it has Van....as well as Angeline inside the name......like Van's song Angeliou....Angel and Louuuu. And then many years later to find out that my partner's middle name is Virgil? The Band isn't on his wavelength at all and will never be no matter how much I try to educate him. ;-D


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Love is Love

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to co-ordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries across the globe.

I wasn't a fan of the music of the Van Halen brothers. Their music seemed to be catered to male teenage angst.....So I thought.....When I worked with grade seven and eight students; some of the girls would come to school in their Van Halen t-shirts as well as Def Lepoard, Black Sabbath, etc.

I do love listening to them speak in their native language. Apparently Eddie started out playing drums. He has been through so much with his demons and his other health issues. Their father played sax and clarinet. When the brothers would be performing on various awards shows....I didn't appreciate the music....but for some reason I had a little crush on Alex. lol......I found Eddie's partner's autobiography.....out of town for free outside a store.....

In her autobiography, Bertinelli indicated the main reasons for her divorce were her husband's cocaine addiction and his refusal to quit smoking despite being diagnosed with oral cancer and losing one-third of his tongue in the treatment process.[2]

I always read about the artists I am drawn to and the ones I'm not....always something to learn.....and much safer to live vicariously through their stories. So much so in that I could listen and appreciate someone like Louuu singing about heroin.....and yet having no inclination or curiosity to try heroin or cocaine. Every three months.....nitrous oxide is more than fine as I get a break from my overactive mind and....it allows me to think outside the box and solve problems while of course listening to my mixed music...... :-D


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: A Welshman named Jones

I meat to say to you Peter. My great grandfather's family came from Wales. Via New Brunswick came west to Washington State. My Grand father was born in Skagit County Washington as was my native and Mexican grannie.

This big framed picture I have from my son, "Family Name Origin Jones" states the Welsh named was originally spelt loan and was a personal name. The surname was derived from the Hebrew given name Yocjanan meaning (Jehovah favoured me with a son). With popularity it became the surname in Europe. There is more than 18 different spellings of it many of which aren't even close to Jones. For example Johannes or Jonesson.

This is quite a long page that I won't bore everyone with. But it does have our "Coat of Arms" on it (in case I ever want to go over and start a war with England). :-)


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
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Subject: From Van Halen,,,to....David Lee Roth

He's always a showy guy. I like this.


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Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks

Thanks, Peter, I never saw bands like Manfred Mann in the smaller venues. I would see Scottish bands, some of whom were very good.

I came across that Alex Harvey or some member of the band saw the Lionel Hampton Band with an electric bass, and were puzzled about what it was, then more puzzled about how to get one.

Thanks, Roger. An older female cousin would be a great asset. But a big sister would have been a greater one. I was envious of my mate because he had a big sister, three years older, who was trendy and worked as a secretary. She was always buying him things like records, Ben Sherman shirts and trendy boots.


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NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Happy . . .

Happy Syttende Mai!


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Peter V

Subject: Keeping up with the Joneses

Norm & Pat. Name origins. JONES is said to be the classic Welsh name, though it is also the second most frequent name in England, perhaps a testimony to how prolific the Welsh are. Tom Woodward, a Welshman, changed his name to Tom Jones after seeing the movie “Tom Jones” which is about an Englishman in 1745. My father’s best friend was another man named Tom Jones, and he was Welsh. But not a singer.

One of my best friends (RIP) had the surname OWEN, also typically Welsh. He told the story of his grandfather, fleeing pogroms, changing his name from ‘Cohen’ to ‘Owen’ on arrival in England, but then his children and grandchildren were all given first names beginning with C.

Ellis Island immigration was the source of many American names, approximating non-English names to ones they knew.


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Kevin J

Subject: Van Halen

Oh my oh my......this VH discussion really is a generational thing. Just as rock fans and musicians from the 60’s can remember how and exactly when Jimi Hendrix shook up their world - everyone who played or cared about rock music in the 70’s can remember exactly where they were in Fall 1978 and hearing the Van Halen debut album for the first time......the “out of this world” great Eddie Van Halen guitar on the Kinks “You Really Got Me” was the talk of house parties all over my world.... a transcendent talent that cut through all the Punk/New Wave/Disco of the day and long before we were to learn of the idiotic lead singer and equally thin personality of the Maestro himself.

I also own no VH albums and have no songs in the electronic library......but.....while Bill M’s taste in music is otherwise impeccable - I refuse to share a desert island with anyone who would choose “Jump” over “Runnin’ With The Devil’


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Bill M

Garth as a choirboy is priceless - thanks.

Pat B: I have "Jump" on 45 - all I'd ever want by VH on one little slice of vinyl.


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Carly Simon - You're So Vain

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix


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Amy Helm with Ollabelle
Northern Star

A lovely song written by Amy & Byron - performed at Banjo Jim's - Oren Bloedow on electric guitar - video by Crabgrass.

I had to make a commitment to serving my own gift, instead of serving my insecurities.
Amy Helm


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Patsy Cline - She's Got You

Letting go of our habitual certainties opens the doorway to creativity.
Deepak Chopra


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Jhené Aiko ft. Childish Gambino - Bed Peace (Explicit)

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness the astonishing light of your own being.

Hafez
Persian Poet


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Maud Hudson and Garth Hudson Don't Do It -- Oslo .mp4

Instead of being WITH someone who makes you happy, try being someone who makes YOU happy."


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: History of Name Origins

You mean to tell me that Jose Feliciano is Irish?? LMAO

Well I have a plaque on the wall my son gave me "History of Name Origins". Lord do you know how many variations of Jones there is.


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Pat B

Yeah, my name got changed when my people came over from Ireland back in the day. I think by the time Redbone started up (around 1970) people and audiences were embracing diverse cultures, otherwise Jose Feliciano would have been Joe Happyman.


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Time..........is on my side

Well yeah Pat lots of 'em changed their name for their own reasons but they had it done because the thinking then was no one would take to them because of their origin. The climate towards natives and native mex was pretty hostile back then still is according to your Pres.. My great grandfather was native-mex from Mexico. Up here he married a Salish Indian lady in Washington State, my grannie's folks. Any way enough of that. It's time for a joke.

Old John Brown was always at the local bar getting drunk. One night the bartender phones his wife. Mrs. Brown you better come down here and collect John, he's drunk again. She gets him in the car he is leaning over against the door. They drive by the big old distillery all lit up. She says "John! you might as well give up. Your never going to drink all the booze they make. Look they are making it right now!......John says yeah, but I got 'em working nights.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Now, now, Norm. Plenty of people changed their names or had them changed to fit into the publicity machine. In Redbone's case, the Vasquez brothers changed their names to Vegas in the early 60's. For Peter V, the brothers co-wrote the cajun-esque "Niki Hoeky" which Bobbie Gentry covered on Ode To Billy Joe album. Interestingly, the Vegas brothers used to play Gazzari's, an infamous music club in LA, which hosted a few early Van Halen shows ten years later.

From a Band FB page: "Cahoots is my favorite Band album - so much good stuff - also my favorite song Volcano is on there"


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Redbone

This particular show on Midnight Special is a favourite of mine for the native dance at the beginning. Also the way Peter starts the song on his drums he has a really unique beat he uses to start this song.

This is another bullshit ethnic kink they were made to use by the money people who pull the strings, having to change their name (Pat and Lolly that is) from Vaguez to Vegas to try to make them seem something they are not. Same thing they did to Richie Valens, his real name was Valensuela.

Any way those boys paid their dues playing around California. I get a laugh out of the amount of comments from people who never knew they were native and didn't even know what "Redbone" meant. These boys played some serious good music.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Jon, Yes it was Re-run who was bootlegging the Doobies. I used to watch 'What's Happening' all the time when I was a kid. I haven't seen it in many years. For some reason I don't think it's aged too well. Not as well as 'Welcome back Kotter' anyway. I do have to credit the Doobies episode as my first exposure to the concept of bootleg recordings, which has been an interest and hobby of mine for many, many years.

Pat, Van Halen were huge when I was in high school. My older sister was a big fan and had a David Lee Roth poster on her wall. I was a Who fanatic at that time and wasn't that interested in VH, although they did some great videos. 'Hot for Teacher' was very memorable. I do remember reading that Gene Simmons was an early backer of theirs.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Garth as a choir boy is perfect.

I just got a small dose of the Levonista inet rage. Been awhile.

Finished the Ted Templeman autobiography. Really good. Interesting stories about Little Feat and Lowell George. Lots on the Doobie Brothers which should interest Ben in particular. His Van Halen material was so fascinating that I purchased Van Halen Rising, a history of the group before their first album. Absolutely fabulous about the whole "Back yard party scene" around Pasadena in the 70's from which they emerged. Still, I don't own one bit of VH music.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Jan, that is cool. Wow.

Norm, thanks for the Doobies link, beautiful. Ben, I remember that episode. Rerun had the tape recorder!


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Garth as a choirboy in the ‘40s!


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: The Doobie Brothers

Norm, I enjoyed the Doobie Brothers quarantine version of 'Black water'. I prefer the original, pre-Michael McDonald lineup of the Doobies. I also saw the quarantine version of 'The Weight' with Ed Helms, that you mentioned. There was a different quarantine version of 'The weight' done by some Boston area musicians that I came across last month. These are all good, but I think that the version with Robbie and Ringo was definitely the best one.

Getting back to the Doobies, my main memory of the Doobies from my childhood was their guest appearance on a 70's sitcom called "What's Happening" in which one of the characters smuggled a tape recorder into the concert to record and bootleg the Doobies performance. This character was dancing very enthusiastically to the music, which caused the tape recorder to fall out of his shirt and stopped the concert cold. Classic moment in American pop culture.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sunday, May 24 8 p.m. – ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND (CTV) – WORLD BROADCAST NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE

– CTV announces world broadcast network television premiere of Crave Original documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND on May 24 –

Many thanks to Virgil who reminded me. :-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Doobie Brothers Black Water

Cool, wet morning. Can't do much but can always listen to music. Of the isolation group youtube videos right now this is a reall good one.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Five strings are five strings

Yes Bill, religion and politics (and banjo jokes, from now on) are strictly prohibited on this family friendly site.

No Bill, it is not banjo in these woods - it is _kantele_. Google 'Hard rock halleluja kantele'. - All the best to you and your love ones.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Pray Tell, BEG ! ......leaving town on heavy metal is just a feeling - not Leonard Cohen.

Thank you for linking the Little Richard / Otis HOF induction bit. Founding man walks out and reminds them all of the glory of rock n roll......and yet most had to be prompted to stand.....Johnny Rotten really was right.

Cinderella’s “Shelter Me” is another one of my fave hair/metal era songs. Play it loud !


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

No Kevin!! I just like the title.....not the lyrics......yiiiiiiikes! So embarrassed here. I did not do my research .....Ugh! Ugh! Stay tuned tomorrow for more female energy and hopefully inspiring quotes that I've collected over the years. bBtw, for me anything above Bloor Street is uptown.
Good Night Kevin.
:-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Kevin....Resonate? Song resonates all right. That time I was with the abstract artist on and off for many years. I noticed online that his work isn't so abstract after our engagement ended....lol. You know Rollie would always caution me to never date a musician....I never have....but visual artists and photographers....They were attracted to me because I provided some stability......ha, ha, ha.....I like the song Kevin. And you're right how some artists there's only one song that you'll like. For instance I wasn't into heavy metal but Moorhead for instance. I didn't think the song The Chase Is Better Than The Catch was too bad....just sayin' well.....

For those who are interested.....Here's the Little Richard link that Kevin laughed his head off the other day. Did I tell you that I never saw Little Richard?? ;-D

Little Richard inducts Otis Redding into the Hall of Fame at the 1989 Inductions Ceremony.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Not just some heavy metal band.....BEG

“ We were walkin' through some youth/ Smilin' through pain”

The mighty Motley Crue’s “Don’t Go Away Mad...Just Go Away” is one of the best “leaving town” songs ever written......most everything else about them is to be forgotten but that song - if you’ve lived at all - will resonate.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Norm...Thanks Norm. I think after this weekend I should be feeling more balanced. I can only take so much testosterone, ya know?

Bill M...I'm not on Facebook....yet? First of all I wasn't even born then....and....Isn't Motley Crew a heavy metal band?

Also Bill and Norm too....You know how I go on and on about seeing Rick and Levon at the Pearcy House in 1983....and my friend who I met the same year at UofT while taking a Sociology course....The Making Of The Working Class....She introduces me to Pentii Glan of Louuu's band.....and I'm like, yeah, right. How in the heck would you know him? Well.....apparently she knew him. She also knew the bouncer. When he shook my hand he dropped some hash into it. It was the eighties after all. So it just happens that I checked Facebook and she was there still playing music. So there must be a music connection between both of them. She became an Adlerian therapist. And Bill...you maybe know her as she lived on your street with her Engineer partner. They didn't work out so she's back home Sarnia area. So many parties because she would take her guitar out and she'd sing my fave....Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Her late sister would harmonize with her. She even lived on a boat with her partner and invited my former partner and I for a weekend on the boat. Very restful sleep! We had a great time at Port Credit. I haven't been in touch since.....well long time. Maybe I should join FB to reconnect. Oh and Mr. Maximus told me he saw her playing guitar and singing at our Beach Jazz Fest one summer.....I sure would also have a lot of stories to share with her as well, eh?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

BEG: Another pre-Elvis version of "Hound Dog" was by DC-based Frank Motley and the Motley Crew, whose version was released at the very end of 1954. In fact, that was their most recent record when they played Toronto in very early 1955, so they may have been the first to play the song here. Motley himself stayed in Toronto until the late 1980s, and two of the other originals, King Herbert and Curley Bridges spent the rest of their lives here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) (1973)

Even after all of this time
The sun never says to the earth
"You owe me"
Look what happens with a love like that...
It lights up the whole sky.

Hafez


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Adele - Someone Like You

For every hand that's clapping for you there's always someone at the back, sitting in the dark booing.
Maria Callas...Opera Singer


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Lauryn Hill - Doo-Wop (That Thing)

If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.
Levon Helm


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane

Apparently Louuu Reed's fave cover from Montreal's Junkies. I used to see them a lot at the Clinton Tavern before they were really well known. Three of them are siblings. Another sister used to be on a soap, Ryan's Hope. The other sister works for high end Holt, Renfrew....one of my sumer jobs while a student.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
W.B. Yeats...The Second Coming
Lou adds....Now you figure out where I'm at.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Chain

BEG this is for you as you were trying for some balance. If you haven't heard these ladies you will love this. Fleetwood Mac's song "The Chain" by "The High Women"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Before Elvis sang Hound Dog there was Big Mama Thornton. In 1952, she recorded "Hound Dog" while working with another Peacock artist, Johnny Otis. Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were present at the recording, with Leiber demonstrating the song in the vocal style they had envisioned. The record was produced by Leiber and Stoller as Otis had to play drums after it was found that the original drummer couldn't play an adequate part. It was the first time Leiber and Stoller produced a recording, which went to number one on the R&B chart. Although the record made her a star, she saw little of the profits."

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Whiskey Sour Happy Hour

I suppose there are those of you folks who don't subscribe to face book. So...on youtube search whiskey sour happy hour. It's from Robbie and a whole herd of folks in their own homes all joined together singing and playing "The Weight". It is wonderful. Make sure you drop in.


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Posted by:

joe j

'After All This Time' & 'Henhouse Tapes' still in my 'travelin case' though I don't spend a lot of time travelin these days.

You all put up too many links to investigate but I certainly enjoyed the link to Dylan's 'This Old Man'.

Last 5: Bonnie Raitt; Good, Bad, Ugly soundtrack; Dylan, World Gone Wrong; Nina Simone, I Put A Spell On You; bunch of Tom Jones Utube videos feat. Little Richard, Jerry Lee, Janis...


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

RIP Phil May, lead singer of The Pretty Things.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Where I Go...Natalie Merchant

Ray Pence... Hugs.. :-D

Glenn...Hugs :-D


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Down in the easy chair

Norm & Glenn, thanks for the additional info on the lyric swapping in 'You Ain't Going Nowhere'. To be honest I could never remember who did Pack Up vs. Pick Up, but I always though it was clever that those lines could be swapped around and be equally effective in the song.

Like Dunc, I first heard Dylan's version on Dylan's Greatest Hits compilation Vol. 2, which I had on cassette back in college. It wasn't until I got the The Basement Tapes mid 1970's release that I heard the original 1967 lyrics. And I didn't get Sweetheart of the Rodeo until much later, so wasn't as familiar with the Byrds 1968 version. It's fun to hear the backstory and jokes between McGuinn and Dylan that were going on. But I do like the Dylan version from Greatest Hits quite a bit. It's got a playfulness, bounce and buoyancy to it, that you don't always get from Dylan. Maybe had something to do with the fact that the guy he was playing with on that 1971 track was named "Happy" Traum!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Bass guitar

Jet Harris from The Shadows claimed he as the first British player for years. I doubt it in that the first Fender Precision Bass was 1951. Frank Allen of The Seachers owns and plays a very early model - it was revised in 1954 and 1957, and the Mk III was what Jet Harris had.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I highly recommend Norm's CD. Get the whole thing. Redneck Girl is a great version. I prefer it to the original.

Dunc & Roger: I've mentioned this elsewhere, maybe it was here. Last time I saw The Manfreds, I was talking to Rob Townsend (drummer) by the concession stand, as he was in Family with John Wetton, and we'd met and spoken before. Paul Jones came over and joined the conversation. I mentioned the first time I saw him was in Bournemouth in 1964. He immediately said "Disques A Go Go. Holdenhurst Road. At The Lansdowne. The owner was a rogue. Way over fire capacity. We used to play there because we got a meal at The Bistro next door." Considering how many places Paul has played, that was incredible. I had my 21st birthday dinner at The Bistro too. It was a favourite until the mid-70s.

The Soul Agents were a great band. Rod Stewart was in them for a short time. His is still the definitive "Walking to New Orleans" for me.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Mary Ellen Carter

I'm away down to me ship to start rubbing some varnish on the decks. Therefore I've been sitting here filling my heart and soul with some of favourites of our land. Gordon Lightfoot "Christian Island". Great Big Sea, "My Name is Captain Kidd" And the fellow that I sorely miss since he gave his life saving people on a burning plane. This is one of my favourites of Stan Rogers.


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Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Norm and Dunc

Lovely song Norm. Nice band - the drummer nails it and the mouth harp really contributes and if that's you singing... well! Ace.

Dunc - I'm two years behind Peter. A mere youngster me. So while I knew about the Disque a Go Go I never went. My mum wouldn't let me. My cousin - a couple of years older, was a regular there. She introduced me to Manfred Mann when they released their first single - "Why Should We Not?" .

But I love Alex Harvey!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Ray McAuley

The link is to Ray McAuley's recording of Late Night Lady. The picture of the album shown, is the record RCA put out after his passing. There was a concert to celebrate this album in 1979. I was invited to play with his band in his place by Ed Moyski who wrote the song and played lead guitar in the band.

This is the first song on my CD.


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Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: Did the banjo have a place in Fennoscandian culture before you? I ask because of my minor fascination with the banjoes appearance in English lit of the late 19th century. The narrator in Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat" plays one, the old family friend (taken to be author Thomas Hardy) in Maugham's "Cakes and Ale" plays one, and someone plays one in Joyce's Cary's "Room For Children". Maybe there was a Euro-wide fad back then that picked up from a father or grandfather?


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Norm's song (WOW!!!!)

Thanks Norm! You made my day after feeling low after Little Richard's death. Now my tears of joy ran into my boots (a little Richard phrase). - This song was the first I learned on banjo. I picked up my fifty years old instrument and "backed" you. Now we have played "together" . . . with corona-distance ;-) - All the best to you and your love ones.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks, Norm

Loved your version, Norm. You’re a beautiful singer. Played it a few times now. I like the nuances you get out of it and I like especially the couplet beginning with the Genghis Khan words... that’s a bit different and special. The backing is great. I like the guitar work in the break, which adds a lot to the song, but the harmonica is beautiful, subtle and effective, and just at the right level. I’ll get the CD through Peter, but need to wait a couple of weeks as my wife is shielded. The lock down is very strict in Scotland. Thanks, Norm

I love the song and first came across it on the More Greatest Hits Album. Hi Glenn and Todd. I get to songs in different routes to you guys. I probably heard I Shall Be Released played by the Marmalade first. A couple of weeks back, I got out The Byrds play Dylan. I still love the Byrds and have been complete on them for many years. My favourite Byrds’ tracks are on Toppermost.

Today, Fairport Convention play Dylan wil be delivered. I know a lot of the tracks, but there are recordings on it that I have never heard before.

Thanks, Peter the V. Couple of related questions to he who is never stumped. Been trying to find this out. Who had the first bass guitar in the UK.? This comes from reading an article on Alex Harvey, where they saw an American band with an electric bass and were wondering what it was. Also, where does the link of soul with agent come from? I know the song Agent 00 Soul well and have Alex playing it. Just Bond as part of the swinging sixties?

Thanks Bill M. Enjoyed the Canadian rocker. All the great singers come from Canada. Rambling Jack Elliot told me that.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: BEG

BEG also means "Brings Excellent Gifts." Thank you Angie for sharing these song links...and the quotes. I especially like the one about maturity, and walking away. I had not heard that one before, but I think it makes a lot of sense. When we truly treasure our self worth, our peace, our integrity, we must guard against anything that would threaten those things. Bless you. Good night all.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

When you find what's worth keeping
With a breath of kindness
Blow the rest away

Robbie Robertson

Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Three golden apples fell from heaven
One for the storyteller
One for the listener
And one for the one who heard
Unknown

Billie Eilish - everything i wanted


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Music.
Without it, life itself...would be impossible.
Buddy Cage

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You LIVE 1999
Writer...Dolly Parton


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Maturity is learning to walk away from people
and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self-worth."

Take Care Of Yourself
Unknown

Jann Arden & Jackson Browne - ♥ Unloved ♥


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"When you're playing music
You're bringing light into the darkness."
Carlos Santana

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
2006


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Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Thanks!

Thank you to Jan and Lisa for putting up that song of Norm's band doing' you ain't goin nowhere'.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Project

Thank you Glen and Ben both. If you are willing to believe this Ben. I started out recording some of that material in 1986. Through a great deal of marriage problems and life circumstances it got shelved for a long time. It was about 2008 when my friends (musician friends and others) real got on my case.

Norm, you are getting older. A lot of people want some of your music to keep you know. You can imagine trying to keep a business operating and being at sea doesn't work well for being a musician. So it was completed about 2009. That particular song was completed in 2008.

I'm not sure if you will all know all my material on the CD. I had such a variety of music I played in clubs, rock and roll, country rock, and country. We tried to pick 10 songs that a lot of my friends and fans identified with.

Ed Molyski whose studio we recorded in and I had played music with wrote the first three songs on my CD. They had been pretty big hits for Ray McCaulley who Ed had played lead guitar for years. In 1978 Ray had died of a brain aneurism. So I recorded three of his best songs from his RCA album. They are

Late Nite Lady, Wild Country, and Train of Cabarets.

Then, You Ain't Goin Nowhere, Marty Robbins, Don't Worry 'Bout Me, Tom T Hall's Old Dogs and Children and Watermellon Wine. The Weight, Ian Tyson's Some Day Soon. The Bellamy Brothers Red Neck Girl and Up On Cripple Creek.

Any one who may be interested in a copy of this CD may get my e mail from Jan if it isn't a problem with him to give out.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Peter, I'm confused by your comment about Robbie being disparaged for 40 plus years by people who shook hands with Levon once. I think that's kind of a cheap shot. How is that any different than people who never met either of them praising Robbie for being the adult in the room and babysitting a bunch of junkies?

My guess that both Robbie and Levon were wonderful people at times and also assholes at other times. Most of us are.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: more info

Found some additional info at Wikipedia.... “ The Byrds' recording of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" caused a minor controversy between the band and its author. Dylan's original demo of the song contained the lyric, "Pick up your money, pack up your tent", which was mistakenly altered in the Byrds' version, by guitarist and singer Roger McGuinn, to "Pack up your money, pick up your tent".[26] Dylan expressed mock-annoyance at this lyric change in his 1971 recording of the song, singing "Pack up your money, put up your tent, McGuinn/You ain't goin' nowhere." McGuinn replied in 1989 on a new recording of the song included on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two album, adding the word "Dylan" after the same "Pack up your money, pick up your tent" lyric.”

Happy to have heard Norm’s excellent version. Thanks JH and Lisa!


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Norm, That was really good. When was this recorded?


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: ooops.... Norm, not Niorm

Sorry.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

Niorm (and Todd, and all) - If you listen to the first verse of You Ain't Goin' Nowhere from Bob's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (with Happy Traum accompanying him), Bob sings "pull up your tent McGuinn." So Roger is just responding in kind when he sings "Dylan" in that spot.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Thank you.......Thank you very much

Thank you Lisa and Jan for your efforts. Just came in from working on my boat all day. I wasn't expecting this. Thank you all you folks for your comments. That was some fun times recording that cd. Got to play music with some of my old mates that I played music with for over 30 years.

Todd, the lines you referenced are a joke you maybe weren't aware of. When Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman recorded the song for The Circle 2 album that the Dirt Band put out, (I have an old video cassette of the making). Roger was joking about all the money Dylan made over the years from all his songs they recorded. That's why Roger sang,

"Pack up your money and pick up your tent Dylan". That was sort of rolling around in my head at the time and that's how it came out.

My younger brother Lorne plays that dobro in the song. He plays guitar, dobro, fiddle, banjo and piano. You can look him up on his web site. "Desolation Sound Studio".

Thanks again.


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Crazy Chester

Location: Texas

"The Band’s artistic legacy rests on their first two albums" He is selling their entire body of work far short there...


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Dunc. I don’t think I saw Alex Harvey, but often saw The Classics and The Tallmen. Woodlands Hall is 200 yards from my favourite secondhand record shop and The Cellar is where we did our 1st December 2019 gig. The Disque A GoGo was where Insaw The Who, Manfred Mann and Rod Stewart and The SoulmAgents.


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Bill M

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Subject: "Loadin' Coal" - with the Bo Diddley beat

Looking on YouTube for the version of Little Richard's "Miss Ann" released in '65 by the Five Sounds (of Halifax NS), I found that some kind soul has posted the wonderful a-side of the record - an original performed to the Bo Diddley beat.


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Bill M

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I like the Alex Harvey "Shout". I was surprised that he'd made it into such a Little Richardy number. Also nice to see Lulu talking about him and the song. Thanks

I also like the idea of Robbie singing "Miss Ann" with Robbie and the Robots (i.e., in '58) - though they weren't really his first group. As far as I can tell, the big Little Richard 'imitator' in Toronto back then was Andy Wilson, whose first record - a substantial hit - is at the link. A few years later he was singing and playing sax and piano with Larry Lee and the Leesures. horsing around with Levon and the Hawks, with whom they shared a hotel when they were all in Toronto. He did a cover of Little Richard's version of "Baby Face" in 1961, backed by the Leesures. It doesn't seem to be on YouTube, but it's mentioned in the text that goes along with the flipside, "Don't You Know", which IS on YouTube.


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Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Pick up your money, and pack up your tent

Norm, Nice job on 'You Ain't Going Nowhere'! One of the best covers of that song that I've heard. I'm gobsmacked! (to appropriate a term from our UK friends)

Nice voice. Right up there with Waylon Jennings. Also reminded me of a singer who I saw on the Austin City Limits television program a while back, and have been meaning to mention here. His name is Colter Wall, from Saskatchewan originally. And to my ears you definitely have some of that lonesome Plains / Prairie sound going for you, even though you're from the West Coast. Interesting. maybe all those years of being out on the water away from home.

Anyway check out Colter Wall of you get a chance. I'd start with 'Thinkin on a Woman'. Link above. Nice steel guitar and harmonica in this live version as well.

One of these days I'll catch up on everything else....just wanted to comment on Norm's singing before too much time went by.


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Lisa

In many interviews he was open about his own drug use. But he did say that he just couldn't take it to the same level as the others. Not everybody likes the feeling of being zonked out of their tree. Especially when you have a young family and are still trying to be creative.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Roger and Peter

I’m still following the history of Scottish music.

On the 27th May 1964, you guys may have seen one of the greatest dance hall bands, the legendary Alex Harvey Soul Band at Le Disque a Go Go, Bournemouth. Highlights of the evening might have been Shout, Framed and Reelin and Rockin...all better than the originals.

The Snobs, The Classics and The Tallmen were playing Woodlands Hall, Parkstone, the previous night.

Some weekend guys.

Jimmy Powell and the 5th Dimension played Le Disque a Go Go, Bournemouth three days later.

In competition with Mike Allard and the Tremors, who were playing the Cellar Club, Poole, part of Bournebeat, a music themed hotel.

Uptight, Everything is...Boys and Girls.....Let Me Hear It. Do you like soul music?

Make sure everybody looks up Alex Harvey playing Shout on YouTube, one of the first bass guitars in the UK.


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Wallsend

I think Robbie's concern about the drug use was not a moral one but how it impacted the music. In Testimony he recounts the story about the Hollywood Bowl show where Levon was so wasted he couldn't keep time. In the 1987 Rolling Stone interview he was quite open about his own drug use.

Great song Norm. You sound different to what I expected. Since you often talk about your boats I assumed you would sound like the Sea Captain in the Simpsons.


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Pat B

First off, kudos to Norm for his fine singing. Very impressive.

I don't see RR's drug use after TLW as germane to the story of The Band anymore than I see Herbie Hancock's crack addiction in the 2000's as important to his work with Miles Davis or The Headhunters. I think we will see an unvarnished version of RR's abuse in Vol. 2 of Testimony.

I do think it's obvious that RR wanted to record more with The Band. Storyville is one of the best Garth Hudson albums post-OQ. Too bad he wasn't on the whole thing.


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brown eyed girl

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....and the writer did not do all his research. Levon and Ronnie are not the same age. Even if the Reformed Band wanted Robbie to rejoin....Too late as Robbie had moved on to film soundtracks, promoting other artists and yes......He could afford to not tour as he was receiving royalties for writing most of the songs.....just as Rick and Richard did.....but most of the songs were written by Robbie.

You can see in AIIFMH when Larry Campbell asks Levon to help him work on a song and Levon does not even attempt to create a lyric for a song. As I've posted many times even by 1993 Levon is cool with Robbie. What happened after?

As far as Robbie telling his story as he sees it or as he wants us to see it......Levon via of Davis had all these years to tell his story. I was shocked when I found this GB and saw so many posts bashing Robbie left and right. If it's a GB like others on the inet then any bashing should have been removed as is done on other sites. The posts were not removed. Thank you Jan H for beating to your own drum and letting us express ourselves and meet so many people from so many different life experiences. Some of us became too involved and voiced our opinions. Some people who did know The Band members I met much later. Even then.....They were not The Band members.

Also Amy Helm reminded us that we can have different relationships with the same person. Some of the worst pit bulls on this site were liked by others.

The writer finally addresses what concerned me about the Doc. You cannot talk about the drug abuse of others without acknowledging your own. Using coke for two years with Marty with the blinds closed......Something is happening here. beg has smoked weed and hash and tried Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds twice. I know no surprise as everyone in University had similar experiences. The other thing I was slightly surprised about was the fact that his father (not biological) but the one his mother married was not only abusive to his mother but to himself. I wasn't shocked as I am more surprised if someone has not been abused in some way whether it's psychological and/or physically by either a family member or friend of family or partner.....but still I had no idea Robbie had this unfortunately all too common experience himself.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Fine, fine performance, Norm ! Damn good voice....... last time Bob Dylan was at the ACC in Toronto with Mark Knopfler opening, he started the show with “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”......Kevin Hearn was sitting close by and he had taken a nice turn with it on Garth’s album.

.....and those brothers from the Maritimes did a great job with it as well - especially the guitar player.

Reading those reviews of OWB is like watching Fox News for even 5 minutes - so much misinformation piled on top of bullshit that it can make one sick if you let it.


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Peter V

Hmm. After forty odd years of being disparaged by people who had never met him, but had once shaken hands with Levon, I do think Robbie Robertson is entitled to have his say on the matter. And Robbie's say makes perfect sense to me. And there is stuff on Stage Fright and NLSC which is right up there with their best.


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brown eyed girl

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‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band’ Is A Well Done (If One-Sided) Musical Memoir
By Benjamin H. Smith

"Being a fan of The Band is like being the child in a divorce. The feud between guitarist Robbie Robertson and drummer Levon Helm simmered from around the time of The Last Waltz up until Helm’s death in 2012 and their dueling narratives – “I wrote everything” vs. “He stole everything” – made people pick sides and have opinions on matters they may or may not have been well informed about.

The Band’s artistic legacy rests on their first two albums and as it often does, success brought substance abuse, self-destruction and interpersonal tension. Robertson presents himself as the straight family man in contrast to his wild eyed car crashing bandmates while omitting much discussion of his own drug use. Former tour manager Jonathan Taplin says by their third album, Robertson took over the lion’s share of The Band’s songwriting because he was the most disciplined but considering that’s also when the quality of their material started to slip I’m not sure that’s a winning argument. In 1974, The Band went on a massive stadium tour with Bob Dylan where they were received like, “The Second Coming.” Heavy touring exacerbated the group’s drug use, especially keyboardist Richard Manuel.

Robertson was tired of touring and The Last Waltz was to be their final gig before transitioning into a studio band. The group didn’t so much break up as evaporate. “Everybody just forgot to come back,” is how Robertson explains it. According to him, if any of his bandmates asked him to collaborate on new material, “I would have said yes in a minute.” This is hard to reconcile with the fact that The Band reformed in 1983 without him. No mention is made of this reunion nor Manuel’s 1986 suicide and bassist Rick Danko’s death at 55 in 1999. Surviving Band keyboardist Garth Hudson does not appear in the film.

Sadly, in the final minutes of the film, Robertson throws Helm under the bus, suggesting their disagreements over songwriting credits were misplaced anger due to the drummer’s personal problems. He then brings out a parade of people to back him up, claiming Helm couldn’t see reason and wouldn’t let go of a grudge. There’s two sides to every story and Robertson has every right to tell his, but it seems cowardly to disparage a dead man who can’t defend himself though he suggests they made some sort of peace on Helm’s deathbe

Whatever you think of the decades long drama of The Band and its former members, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is excellently done and will appeal to any fan of the group or music documentaries in general. It’s a good rule not to get in the middle of family squabbles and the truth of who’s right or wrong is probably somewhere in the middle. More importantly, all the backbiting and disagreements and gossip ultimately distract us from what really matters; the beautiful music The Band made when they all got along."


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brown eyed girl

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Many thanks again Joe Frey!
I am really digging the Little Richard tunes I had never heard before. At our Toronto International Film Festival Mr. Maximus joined me to see The Band as well as others of course at our Festival Express in 1970. As soon as they came on the screen at the Elgin Theatre, the same one where I saw TLW twice in a row one Saturday afternoon....The Band just rocked out! You could see the amazing musicality all five The Band members possessed.......Wow!!
I was supposed to have seen this TLW with someone who....Well, let's just say we ended the day with him telling me that I will have to see it on my own. It was because of this person....never looked back. If no one is available to share your passions......Do it yourself! Thanks for this life lesson. :-D


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brown eyed girl

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Little Richard - Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin') (1957) [Digitally Remastered]


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brown eyed girl

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Oh, oh, oh, Miss Ann, you're doin' something no-one can,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Miss Ann, you're doin' something no-one can,
Because believin' and deceivin', it's drivin' me to grievin' now.

I wanna hear, hear, hear Miss Ann, I wanna hear her call my name,
I wanna hear, hear, hear Miss Ann, I wanna hear her call my name,
Because she keep callin' loud, but she calls it so sweet and so plain.

Here is the Little Richard song that Robbie would perform with one of his very first bands...Robbie and the Robots.

The last anecdote Robertson shared involved a hang with Paul McCartney last year when the former Beatle found himself at a piano and began playing Little Richard’s “Miss Ann.”

“You could hear in his voice the same inflection as Richard and we already knew the Beatles were very influenced by Richard,” Robertson said. “I told Paul I used to sing ‘Miss Ann’ in my first band Robbie and the Robots. He laughed and said, me too… it wasn’t a well-known track but that’s what we loved about it.”


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brown eyed girl

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Here is the movie clip that changed Robbie Robertson's life for good.

Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally" - from "Don't Knock The Rock" - HQ 1956

"For Robertson, that power was apparent from the moment he first laid eyes on the musician: “When I was 13 yrs. old I saw Richard in the movie Don’t Knock the Rock sing ‘Long Tall Sally’ and I said, that’s it, it can’t get better than that and it never did.”


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brown eyed girl

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Thank you Joe Frey for.....

Robbie Robertson Remembers Little Richard: ‘It Can’t Get Better Than That and It Never Did’
“When we all first heard Little Richard’s voice and saw him perform it was life-changing”
By JON BLISTEIN

Norm...Good cover of YAGNW! I love that song....especially meaningful as the musician performing....is the one who posts in this very GB.

Lisa! I told ya to stick around as you have a lot to offer....
Thanks very much for all the classical music links for me to explore as well. I am the most ignorant in this genre so I am very slowly going to give it my full attention. :-D

Kevin! I did check out the Little Richard clip and yes it made me laugh as you had guaranteed. Very confident, huh? And yes, I know, I know....The one particular thing Little Richard alluded to btw....ha, ha, ha. ;-D

Pat B...I remembered the dream now. I don't know who was with me in Chi Town...but we found the club you were performing as you gave all of us the heads up in the GB. I came up to you during break time to finally meet the one who can say so much with so few words.....so foreign to me. Lol


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: Little Richard

Nice piece in Rolling Stone on line about Robbie's tribute to Little Richard.


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Bill M

Norm! Great version. Nice voice, simple instrumentation and really effective diction - a mixture of long vowel sounds as in the original and the short vowel sounds that you introduced in many places (as per the classic Canuckistani accent). Thanks to Lisa and jh for their roles in getting it to us.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Nevada Smith

Review of Nevada Smith (linked) in the 60s Retrospective series. Starring Steve McQueen, directed by Henry Hathaway. The film was a side project from The Carpetbaggers, filling in the back story. Westerns were not at their height of popularity in 1966, and this is a classic of the genre or a cliche, whichever. It was an interesting change, and a nod to readers who asked for some American movie reviews after such a run of 60s British ones.


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jh

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Subject: You Ain't Going Nowhere

Well, f**k me if it isn't Norm J and his gang doing their Basement Tapes thing (MPEG-3 fil courtesy of Lisa)


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Playing For Change I'd Rather Go Blind

There is several concerts where these folks do this song, but Clarence Bekker does a pretty great job here.


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler

From the tour & DVD "All the Road Running" Mark & Emmylou sing "Done With Bonaparte"


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brown eyed girl

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Emmylouuu....Where Will I Be

Emmylou Harris performing "Where Will I Be" (Written by, Daniel Lanois) live with her band "Spyboy" in 1996.

I saw Emmylouuu with Buddy and Julie Miller on the same bill as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair and Concert Against Landmines with many musicians including John Prine.....She knew and recorded with Gram Parsons.....very special relationship. She tried singing with Dylan but he was difficult for her to follow whereas Joan Baez could handle it......She certainly knew him well and had shared many songs between them.
Emmylou is one of those people who emanates so much light that you want to be surrounded by it.


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brown eyed girl

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Beyonce via Etta James...Cadillac Records - I'd Rather Go Blind

The first time I heard this song was by Rod the Mod.....same as Spoonful by Cream....at the time I did not know that the original was by Howlin' Wolf. The blues genre had not grabbed me in the same way as soul, motown, reggae and rock had taken a hold of me. You either feel it or you don't. It's all good.


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brown eyed girl

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Natalie Merchant with 10,000 Maniacs...Trouble

Natalie had the Hudson River to sit and reflect and I had the Grand River to do the same. I saw her when she was with 10,000 Maniacs. I only knew one song via Much Music or MuchMore Music...Trouble. It was the only song I really enjoyed at the Concert. It wasn't her singing....The songs just didn't really resonate with me. I cannot remember if my friend/ housemate really enjoyed the show or not. I ended up teaching Trouble Me to students to perform at concerts.....


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brown eyed girl

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Ravi Shankar and jan h's girl.

"Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979) is an American jazz-pop singer-songwriter and actress.

Her sister Anoushka Shankar (Bengali : অনুষ্কা শঙ্কর) (born 9 June 1981) is a Bengali sitar player and composer. Her father is Ravi Shankar, her mother is Sukanya Rajan. She is the half-sister of Norah Jones.

"Turn Me On" is a song by John D. Loudermilk that was first recorded by Mark Dinning in 1961. Norah Jones released her version as the last single of her debut album Come Away with Me. Other notable versions are by Nellie Rutherford and Nina Simone."


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brown eyed girl

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Ani DiFranco - In or Out

"Ani DiFranco was born in Buffalo, New York, to Elizabeth and Dante DiFranco, who had met while attending MIT. She started playing Beatles covers at local bars and busking with her guitar teacher, Michael Meldrum, at the age of nine.

DiFranco's guitar playing is often characterized by a signature staccato style, rapid fingerpicking and many alternate tunings. She delivers many of her lines in a speaking style notable for its rhythmic variation. Her lyrics, which often include alliteration, metaphor, word play and a more or less gentle irony, have also received praise for their sophistication."

I saw Ani DiFranco at the same show with Dylan. Larry Campbell was the guitarist that night. Something was missing. When I saw him with Levon's band.....He really seemed into the music whereas with Dylan.....Anyway, by all accounts Larry seems to have appreciated the opportunities with Bob Dylan but he was away from home a lot. My memories of that night.....and I've seen Dylan three times in TO and once in Niagara Falls, New York.....Ani blew him off the stage. No problem as I'll always have the amazing memories of Dylan with the gang at two Rolling Thunder shows.

As soon as Bob came out with Love and Theft everything changed. He lost me as a fan but the words that come out of his mouth and the idiosyncratic way of singing with so much being said with his eyes alone, never mind everything else.....He is truly a special singer-songwriter.....truly.

The only difference between this Bob and the other Bob who has enriched my life and helped me through many experiences in life.....Bob Marley is known by more people of the world as his music has always been to champion the oppressed. As we know....There are many forms of oppression......Marley said that his life is nothing if it isn't for the people. For him to come from such very humble beginnings from the Jamaican country and develop his craft and have the energy to give to so many of us......Hug respect and love to him as an artist. As far as his personal life......another story for sure.


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Kevin J

Subject: Little Richard & Otis Redding

If anyone is looking for 15 minutes of great fun - do check out Little Richard’s induction speech ( much more singing than speaking, actually) for Otis Redding’s Rock n Roll Hall of Fame entrance. The year was 1989 and it’s greatly selfish and also wildly rock n roll all at the same time. Brilliant - and it will make your day - guaranteed!


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Ray Mizumura

Location: Kansas

Subject: Thank you

BEG, Thank you! :)


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brown eyed girl

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Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Good Night Kevin.
Good Night Lisa.
:-D


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brown eyed girl

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Annie Lennox - Why live at the AMAs and award presentation


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brown eyed girl

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Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel...Don't Give UP


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brown eyed girl

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Mavis Staples and The Staple Singers

Title-track from the soundtrack to the motion picture "Let's Do It Again", this song reached #1 on the R&B chart in 1975.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: You ain't going nowhere

That song title is very relative to our current situation. Thank you Carl. I wouldn't know how to attach the song I have it on my computer but I've never done anything on youtube. Peter has the CD maybe he knows a way.

How is it going Carl? Where are you hanging out?


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Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Norm J

Hey Norm. Seeing as how you're putting up all these music clips from different people, hows about putting up you and your bands version of 'You ain't going nowhere' Best goddam version of that song I've ever heard. Hope you're well, Carl


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Posted by:

Bill M

Crazy Chet: MMO is backed on "Out Of The Blue" by the Sadies, a guest guitarist named George Guerra, and Garth on keys. The Sadies, a revered Toronto with lots of records of their own, also back Neil Young on "This Wheel's On Fire" on the "Garth Hudson Presents ..." comp, and provide their own cover of "The Shape I'm In". (The GB's own Pat B has done studio work with the too.)


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Posted by:

Crazy Chester

Location: Texas

Subject: re "Mary Margaret O'Hara - Out of the Blue"

Who is that backing band? That music is just beautiful!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Man Of A Thousand Songs - Ron Hynes

Thanks to Norm and Bill M for the Ron Hynes memories. An amazing talent..... a troubled lifestyle might have prevented him from reaching greater stardom but I can’t think of another songwriter that so perfectly captured and represented his home base - Newfoundland in his case - better. Legend.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Help!

Review of The Beatles 1965 film HELP! (linked) in the 60s Retrospective Series. This one’s even more comprehensive than my review of A Hard Day’s Night. Director Richard Lester has said that his obituary will begin ‘Beatles director …‘ On the basis of this he has been called ‘the father of MTV video’ and it was the innovative and exciting area of the film. The trouble is the basic storyline is dire.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Weight

These boys also do a good acoustic job of this with mandolin.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Radiaters

These boys are from Nova Scotia which I kinda thought by their accent.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

You can see what fans of the Band these boys are. There is a Band poster on the wall right behind them.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

I remember Bill. I'm just jabbing at BEG. I'm thinking of demoting her from head music poster. She's a real red neck.

I found this band because they do a great job of Sonny's Dream. Also The Weight, You Ain't going Nowhwere and others. I'm trying to find out where they are. This version of Dixie (I figure) is great.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Ron Hynes - Sonny's Dream

Norm: I've posted various versions of Ron Hynes and others (including Emmylou Harris) singing Ron's "Sonny's Dream" five or six times over the years - and nobody - well, maybe Joe J, and maybe you - has commented. This is not the best version musically, but it seems the rawest - a dying man singing his big song, surprised that an audience so far from home (i.e., Toronto rather than St John's, Newfoundland) is singing the choruses with him.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Say What!

BEG! You should be ashamed! :-) How could you go to that rock and not know Ron Hynes??? You probably never kissed the cod either.

Well if you want balance Emmylou Harris recorded Sunny's Dream. Valdy did, Alan Doyle and those Great Big Sea guys have a tribute day to Ron Hynes. A guy in Ireland (I forget his name at the moment) also recorded it.

They call Ron Hynes the Gordon Lightfoot of Newfoundland.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: bigotry and beg

Angie: hardly fair to put you in the same subject line. Jeesum, I can't keep up w/ alla ya links. But, keep it up; especially balancing us out w/ Joni, Linda, Roseanne Cash etc. etc. I don't think it'll get Mrs. to join in here, but keep at it. We needs it. Next 5 for, will include an old lp she picked out of Joan Baez. Be interested in other folks take then. At least this is a Band website and not Dylan; that'd be too much commentary I'm afraid.

Your Dylan-fest link lead into one of those Relix full shows (listening now) w/ Levon's Amy opening for Tedeschi Trucks. I really enjoy her version of "Didn't it Rain". Frankly I can hardly get enough of TTB, they are definitely going to drive me to getting better headphones when the stores are open a little bit, here in Northern New England. Even w/out Kofi Burbridge (r.i.p.) they just knock me over.

So, Norm's tale of the carvings on a tree and Ben's right-on commentary brought back an occasion when my 39 yr old was about 7 or 8. At the time one of his best friends, starting at the same day care, was a Jewish lad (not all that common hereabouts). The little guy's mom is still one of our best friends (a Band connection there); anyway there was a young KKK member who took up residence locally for a couple of years. He and 3 or 4 others would show up in their robes to march around in front of our historic Town Hall. When my wife explained to our son what that was all about, he got all freaky and worried they would kill his friend. The recruiter (that's what many figured him to be) would even meet kids at his door on Halloween in his robes. Seemed he got a bit tired of the counter-activism he inspired; I believe he moved back to the South. More to the story, but not here, except to say w/ c-19 and a melting planet, on-&-on, it's ludicrous we still have so much of that crap around.

And have to say, years ago, our friend (the mother from above) and I and a bunch of ladies from her temple went to see TLW at an outside, Summer venue. Turns out my friend saw the OQ at Fillmore East way back. Evidently her older brother worked there as security and she got to see a lot of shows. Needless to say my estimation went right up top on that piece of information.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Boxed Wine !

Another beauty to end the day.......Good night, BEG.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

BEG......No, but thank you for your efforts! “The Hawk” documentary was National Film Board and had its premiere on the CBC early 80’s and it featured Robbie Robertson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Paycheck quite prominently..... also Bev D’angelo. Really well done. At the time what made it stand out for me was seeing RR as he had not been seen or heard from in years. Remember that 3 or 4 years in those days was a lifetime!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Boxed Wine-RoseAnn Fino


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Live at "Bob Fest"
Performed 16 November 1992
Madison Square Garden, New York City
"30th Anniversary Concert Celebration"

S.Colvin, M.C.Carpenter & R.Cash
"You ain't go nowhere"


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Crystal Gayle - don't it make my brown eyes blue


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sade Is It A Crime ? @ Live Aid 85

One of the artists Virgil and I can appreciate together. Probably because her vibe is just a plain cool jazzy vibe. She worked for Karl Lagerfeld at one time so she always looks amazing and classy.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I knew I was close......not Southern Cross....but Rawlins Cross from NFLD....Long Way Home.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kevin...Was this part of the Doc? Ronnie Hawkins The Legend Part 1

If not....Here is a list of the specials on VHS I taped but.....I didn't include the details. I messed up here as I usually pay attention to details. I would leave a blank VHS tape ready to go in my player....I always made a point of recording anything The Band related and of course all my other musical interests. When I met Ronnie and saw his daughter at Indigo Books when Robbie was promoting Dana Glover....What was he thinking????? I briefly talked to Ronnie about the GB. All hell broke loose. Sometimes I totally agree with Van.....Why must I always explain. No more. Living in uncertain times now.....

Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks Special (Robbie)

Ronnie Hawkins August 20/04 Alive and Kickin'
The Hawk
Ronnie Hawkins Special

Lol....Can't really help as I no longer have my VHS/DVD player to check them out. One street over someone could transform your VHS to DVD. Gone, gone, gone now.

Btw the Hawk Celebration of his life's work in 2002 at Massey Hall....It was Domenic Traiano.....Wow...He played the most beautiful and soulful rendition of A Change Is Gonna Come.....Derek Miller was not present at this one. Derek was at another celebration I attended. Also have the VHS of Robbie Going Home....Derek Miller yes was there by the Grand River so elated to play some guitar with Robbie. Robbie was very gracious.....

Norm I have visited Newfoundland with Mr. Maximus, partner and family....living solo for quite awhile recovering from the time with the South American who unfortunately lived close to the edge and I just about joined him over the edge.

I only knew Southern Cross? from NFLD.....We saw Great Big Sea at Harbourfront for free.....and Mr. Maximus is from the Rock.....Now here is a guy whose first marriage was at 19/20 two sons.....no time for too much music. Two decades later he meets me via of his partner. They lived in Cabbagetown at one time as well. Danny Marks still lives here. Virgil ticked him off once....Not sharing, just sayin'.
I am going to continue honouring some more female musicians......I need balance......balance.....balance.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Ron Hynes

BEG, by the way when you are pulling up all the Canadian artists and singers, you can't leave out Ron Hynes. Sonny's Dream is pretty well the theme song of Newfoundland. I doubt there is a Newfie that doesn't know every word.

Ron Hynes was another Canadian treasure.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Tony Joe White

Good stuff Ben. Glad you are enjoying it. Much as I am a great fan of John Fogerty you can't live swamp growing up in California.

Here is "old" Tony Joe White. Take notice of his guitar strap. It is a rattle snake hide. The head is about his left shoulder with the fangs sticking right out at you.

He probably caught it and skinned it his self. :-)


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Joe, I'm glad that you mentioned Mike Bloomfield. I think he is key, because if he would have gone on tour with Dylan after Newport, than history would have been quite different for Levon and the Hawks. I also thought that the stories that Butterfield's wife and son were telling about his struggles really are analogous to what Rick and Richard were experiencing at that time.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Walkin' Music

Where I live, it still is possible to take nice long walks in parks and open space to help me get through this crisis. I uploaded the Complete Basement Tapes into my phone and I am listening to about 1 and 1/2 hours per day.

It really is an interesting and enjoyable musical experience. I commend that to anyone who is hiking around to help cure the COVID blues.

BTW, Ben I saw that PB special too and I really enjoyed it. Also, in the Mike Bloomfield box set, there is a documentary of his life too which also is excellent. joe


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Tony Joe White/Paul Butterfield

Norm, I'm spinning the Best of Tony Joe White CD right now. I haven't listened to this in a long time. This is really swampy. John Fogerty made a good approximation of this sound with CCR, but White was the real deal. 'Polk Salad Annie' is the first track. I'm familiar with this song from Elvis' live versions. Elvis did a whole spoken piece that was very entertaining. 'Rainy night in Georgia' is track 4 and it is really something. This would have been a perfect song for Elvis or Jerry Lee or even Levon. I've heard the Conway Twitty/Sam Moore version which is very good.

I watched a documentary on Paul Butterfield over the weekend. It's on Amazon Prime. It is very good. Lots of Band related references throughout the documentary. The most direct come towards the end when the last waltz, rco all stars and Danko-Butterfield band are discussed along with some video clips. I didn't realize that Butterfield's final show was with Danko in Pittsburgh in '87. It's too bad that they didn't get into studio to record.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Workin'

If any one is sitting around doing nothing, you can come out here and help me sand the decks on this gawd damn boat.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

2005: Canadian Music Week
Ronnie Hawkins Tribute Video

Kevin....Mr. Maximus and his partner came with me to Massey Hall for Ronnie's Celebration. It was special because we all received a Ronnie Hawkins key chain....Anyway, both Levon and Garth joined him on stage with the Weber Brothers. Robbie was missing...... However, The Hip, Derek Miller were there to celebrate. If I find video I'll post again. And many thanks for bringing up Tony Joe White.....In praise of swamp music!

Pat B....Yes! Conway Twitty and Sam Moore's cover of Rainy Night In Georgia is fantastic. Sam's voice..........oh yeah......I have the CD.....Country Rhythm and Blues....Btw, did I already tell you that even Louuuu has a duet with Sam? Sure I did. Shhhhhh......not good. Sorry Lou. ;-D Sam's voice..........oh yeah......

Kevin and Pat B.....Always refer me to this piece of wisdom....just in case I need it.
"How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours" means to point out that you remain responsible for how you handle a difficult situation, namely at the hands of another person. ... In this sense it doesn't matter at all who the other person is or why he/she is doing what he/she's doing."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rick Mercer and Ronnie Hawkins


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Shoot......Robbie's interview interrupted the other Ronnie Hawkins interview. Already posted before but here it is once again. Is he the absolute best promoter of himself, or what? He answers every question like it's his first time. It's definitely a gift.....'cause there's always someone who has not heard the story.

George Tonight: Robbie Robertson | George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | CBC


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kevin....Awww (kidzzzz of my friends tell me awww.....urban dictionary btw for ahhhh.) Kevin!! The photo was of Levon and Murray. I knew it wasn't right as there was no Levon and others with Murray but.....nice bird's eye view of our country, right? LOL

The doc of Ronnie Hawkins....which year? I think I taped some on VHS as well. Although there are many of The Hawk. I'll check. Otherwise surprise me. I'm also still looking for the interview with Garth on TVO. I might have that one taped too. Anyway, Kevin......This interview with Ronnie and the next one I'll post......I'm laughing so hard! You're also the best one here to make me laugh as well. :-D

Ronnie Hawkins on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: INTERVIEW


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Double take !

Ahhhh! BEG....... That was not the MM Floating Over Canada that you had linked!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

BEG........Thank you for “Floating Over Canada”..... I had it on VHS tape but it was lost a long time ago......you are already a first ballot hall of famer but if you can ever find and post “The Hawk” , you will join a select few that had the 5 year waiting period waived ! CBC/NFB doc early 80’s.....some nice contributions from RR during his hidden years.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Love Without End

Ian Tyson
Songs From The Gravel Road


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

How Ian Tyson Turned On Bob Dylan (Who Turned On The Beatles)


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From My Archives – Floating Over Canada – Gemini Award Winner
Andrew C Brown

"Magnificently shot on 16mm film by David O’Keefe, “Floating Over Canada” was broadcast for a number of years as a Canada Special on CBC.
The program followed Murray McLauchlan across Canada in his Cessna 185 float plane. Murray would drop in on various guest artists such as Buffy Ste Marie, Levon Helm, Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot and they would sing in appropriate settings."

Levon Helm & Murray McLachlan Photo as well as others in series.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Over Canada Part 3

Know Where You Go / Tell Me Your Dream
Blue Rodeo

Five Days In July
White Sail

Cowboy Junkies
Pale Sun Crescent Moon

Train In The Rain
Bruce Cockburn


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Over Canada Part 2

Song Parlour Medley
The Rankins

The Last Rose Of Summer (SACD)
Holly Cole

Belly Song
Jerry Alfred, The Medicine Beat


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Over the years, Murray McLachlan has won eleven JUNO awards, as well as RPM “Big Country” awards and Toronto music awards.

McLauchlan has always been unabashedly passionate about Canada and that great love collided with his love of aviation when he made a circumnavigation of the entire country, from Atlantic to Pacific to Arctic, in a Cessna 185 floatplane, followed by a film crew.

The result was the special “Floating over Canada” starring Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Ste. Marie, Levon Helm, Edith Butler, and a host of unsuspecting Canadians who became involved.

Over Canada Part 1


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: 16TH Avenue

As far as song writers go, Thom Schuyler is one of the heavy weights in country music. He is singing his song 16th Avenue (a hit sung by Lacy J Dalton).

This is an important song as it tells the story of people who all head for 16th Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee. That street where fortune and fame is produced.

The greatest of lyrics in one verse.

And then one night in some empty room where no curtains ever hung,

Like a miracle some golden words roll off of some one's tongue.

Ater years of being nothing they're all looking right at you,

Then for a while you go in style on 16th Avenue.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

RIP Jerry Stiller. Father of Ben Stiller. Hilarious on 'Seinfeld' and 'The King of Queens'.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Pat, I'm sorry that your daughter has been dealing with anti-semitism. I am pretty fortunate, I really have only had a handful of experiences personally. And they've all just been a comment or two. My wife jokes that I look Italian. Unfortunately, one of the incidents I had was with my soon to be father in law, right before our wedding.

I'm a secular person, I don't walk around with a yalmuke or dress in any way that identifies myself as Jewish. Many other groups of people don't have that luxury. Most recently, there's been an increase in attacks against Asian people, due certainly to the fear and anger about the coronavirus and of course prodded along by our fearless leader's repeatedly referring to it as the Chinese virus.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J, BEG: MMO's "Out Of The Blue" is a wonder - more appropriation than cover, I'd say. The brief "Streetcar Named Desire" interplay between Stanley and Blanche is something I appreciate especially.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Perfect song for any day but uplifting in a way for me on a sad day like today ... Mary Margaret O'Hara taking one of Robbie Robertson’s best songs “Out of the Blue” to magical heights.........Thank you, BEG......No Band song was ever covered better.

A shame for all of us that Mary Margaret O'Hara didn’t record a hundred songs in her day.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Lisa

I'm glad I looked back in her just before heading upstairs Lisa. 1986 Boone County opened. Before that it was a rock room called Insomnia. Ron Barkwell who owned the Langley Hotel and Gabby's Cabaret in Langley bought it.

It wasn't my first gig with that band of mine. We had played together for almost two years. We got to open Boone County. The deal was, (it was a big room held about 600 people). All the bands wanted to be the opener there. Barkwell said, who ever rings the till up the highest at Gabby's gets to open Boone County.

The week before we opened Boone County, (I think we played Gabby's two weeks or so before we opened the new place). Barkwell told me he averaged over $10,000 a night that week so that is why we got to open. Boone County was the biggest money making place of all the bars in the power main land at that time. The cowboy thing had really taken off at that time. That room had the biggest serving bar any where around. There was 4 tills. Three were for waitresses and one was self serve. They used to do $4000 an hour in there. Then they had the (almost topless girls) walking around with trays of shooters.

That band of mine there were 5 of us. I was the front end singer but every one in the band sang. The only situation I have ever had. Not one of us smoked and very rarely drank. I was a hot band. Like The Band in this one way. Four Canadians and one American. Rick Leather lead guitar was from Toronto. Joel Sack bass was from Montreal. Drums, Lorne Burns was from Manitoba and steel guitar Rick Dunn was from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

By far the best band I ever had. All of those fellows were far better musicians than me. I felt very grateful they would play in my band but it really cooked. Good night lady.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Mary Margaret O'Hara - Out of the Blue

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Sometimes I don't know you
You're like someone else
But that's alright
I'm a stranger here myself

She don't shed a tear
When I walk out that door
She knows, she knows
I'll be coming back for more

Give thanks and praises to all women.

Good Night.

:-D


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Posted by:

Lisa

Norm, you've probably posted this before and maybe I've just forgotten, but who was in your band? Did you all sing, or just you? Trade off verses like the Band? I think I mentioned this to you before, but I live a couple blocks from Boone County, where you played your first show (I think?). That place has had many incarnations since then, but nobody seems to make much of a success of a business there. Last place sold hot tubs but now it's gone too, and I think it's up for sale once again. Boone County lasted the longest by far. Wish I'd seen you back in the days ...


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: STOP! STOP

Awright, Awright BEG, now listen to the Classic Rock Show and Emily Jollands sing Rhiannon.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Patti Smith
People Have The Power


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sarah McLachlan - I Will Remember You


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sincerest apologies to Christine Mckee of Fleetwood Mac in previous post. When I saw Mac she was not touring with the group so.....She is featured here....Songbird


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Stevie Nicks
Fleetwood Mac Live
Rhiannon
1976
Midnight Special hosted by legendary LA DJ Wolfman Jack


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Grace Slick
Jefferson Airplane
Somebody To Love
American Bandstand
1967


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rickie Lee Jones ‎– Rickie Lee Jones 1979

1. Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's In Love
2. Rickie Lee Jones - On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
3. Rickie Lee Jones - Night Train
4. Rickie Lee Jones - Young Blood


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Maria McKee from Lone Justice
Shelter


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust - Live, 1975


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Linda Ronstadt In Atlanta
1977 05
Willin'


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Joni Mitchell - California
Johnny Cash Show


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

This is Joni singing Girl of the North Country with Johnny Cash on the Johnny Cash Show.

Healthy Happy Mother's Day to all the women who post and/or lurk on this GB. :-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

University of Miami Scholarly Repository
Open Access Electronic Access and Dissertations
2019-05-12

Crafting Americana: The Band, The Last Waltz, and a Revivalist American Perspective in the 1970s
Grant Unnerstall
University of Miami
gunnerstall32@gmail.com


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, I don't know that the anti-Israeli sentiment on college campuses relates to the antisemitism prevalent in the modern GOP and the far right. I won't even go near Christian Zionism which seems insane, and those folks are probably 30-40% of Trump's support. However, my second wife was Jewish and our daughter has experienced plenty of antisemitism in her world travels which is a blight on humanity.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The White wing

It's the reason I brought it to your attention Ben. It is damn scarey the way these crazy people seem to feel more and more enabled in this sick movement. I didn't realize the extent and growth of this movement until Ryan brought it to our attention.

I recall back in the 70's on the Sechelt Peninsula where I used to live. Out on the side of a quiet little highway going into a very small village called Egmont. Close on the side of the road was a big cedar tree. Some one had gone to a good deal of work to carve KKK into the tree and paint it with florescent orange paint. They are every where.

Don't know if you noticed Ryan has done reports on drugs in University and many other such things he feels very strongly about.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Norm, I read the article. I was a little surprised that these groups were operating in Canada (even in small numbers). I guess I shouldn't be. People are basically the same regardless of national boundaries. I am very disturbed by the rise of anti-semitism and anti-muslim and racist and homophobic crimes in the U.S. and parts of Europe.

One thing that I am particularly disturbed about is the increasing intolerance on some college campuses. Many of these incidents seem to be among left wing "progressive" groups. I've recently read many articles about anti-semitic incidents and harassment of Jewish students. Much of this seems to be tied in with the BDS movement and Pro-Palestinian student groups. The irony of this is that many American Jews (including myself) are very critical of the Israeli government and their treatment of the Palestinian people


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: A Hard Day's Night review

The 60s Retrospectives. I’ve been avoiding A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, (Linked) simply because it has had so much written about it, but it is unavoidable as probably the key “Swinging Sixties London” movie. A lot on the film, The Beatles, the album … definitely a pleasure to rewatch.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Ryan Thorpe Home Grown Hate

This is particularly for Peter and Ben, (and whom ever else may be interested). Ryan Thorpe is my wife Susan's grand son. He is a writer for Winnipeg free press.

The title Home Grown Hate is an article Ryan wrote some time ago. He can be googled Ryan Thorpe Winnipeg Free Press. He by pretense gained access to a neo nazi group in Winnipeg and took information for this article. When he was found out he had to have police protection for quite some time.

You will see that there are many articles Ryan has done. He is up for two different journalist awards at this time.(I can't remember which ones). He has now been offered a book deal. Ryan used to play goal for the Brandon Wheat Kings hockey team and after high school went to college. He has excelled at every thing he does but his writing now is winning him a lot of notoriety.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Agreed Wallsend, that's a fascinating narrative he puts together. Nice find!


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There is a little interview with Robbie on Youtube about how he wrote TNTDODD. I have heard it all before but still quite interesting: Robbie Robertson Discusses Meaning Behind "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: John Fogerty...Rock & Roll Girls

One last one, I'm going to watch TV. This is a song I played for so many years in so many bars. The girls got turned right on and made the boys dance.

If you watch this it is in a recording studio and see if you can name all the guys that John has backing him up. It is cool!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: CCR "Cotton Fields"

One of the best r&r sounds of the '70's.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Well.....I beg to differ

Brook Benton is great for sure. The fellow I linked Jack Semper is a good voice, but makes the song into something it isn't.

The vid I linked with Tong Joe sitting by himself with his acoustic and the heavy, balzy voice of his moaning the song as a guy sitting just under a roof looking at the rain is what the song is.

With great respect to these other guys for their feeling of the tune, Tony Joe sitting there with his flat top is so good it hurts.

Thanks for the input and the other stuff BEG. I'm going to put up a video here. A bunch of kids line dancing to the best of CCR, "Cotton Fields".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ok it's Saturday night and we're all inside so might as well hear one more. In my small town that's all we did....watch all the music award shows, all the music specials and all the weekly shows like DeanMartin, etc. Ok hockey as well and basketball. This time Little Richard is duetting with Tom Jones. 1969

My brother hung out with him one day. No I'm not sharing.....just sayin'.

Jenny Jenny
Rip it up
Send me some lovin'
Good Golly, Miss Molly


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I cannot help myself......Here's CCR's cover of GGMM. :-D


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I cannot help myself.....Love CCR's cover as well. :-D


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Little Richard and Muhammad Ali
CCR has a great cover of this song as well.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

No one will beat Brook Benton, but Conway and Sam do some work here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"For Our Children launched in 1990 and in many ways inspired the bounty of celebrity-philanthropy records for kids in its wake. From Bob Dylan and Sting to Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, the roster on this cornucopia of great kid songs--and even greater interpretations--has donated all proceeds to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Although tilted toward baby-boomer parents, the tracks have a timeless, ageless appeal. You'll be hard-pressed to find another five-star children's recording this satisfying, including the follow-up effort, For Our Children, Too. Little Richard rocks "Itsy Bitsy Spider," McCartney turns his sweet, melodic gifts toward "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and Bruce Springsteen makes a lively stew of "Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips." Other noteworthy moments include Jackson Browne and Jennifer Warnes doing the Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" and Carole King reprising the Disney Dumbo love theme, "Child of Mine." But surely the crowning touch is Dylan's unforgettable version of "This Old Man," phrased and delivered as only Dylan can with his mercurial invention and powerful character. This belongs in your children's collection. "--Martin Keller
I bought the CD for maybe 15-20.00. When I checked Amazon......Yiiiiikes!!!!

1991 Little Richard Itsy Bitsy Spider with a bit of rap.
When I taught vocal music to all the grades up to grade six I had so much fun introducing songs from my music collection and/or traditional children's songs that we all grew up with in this culture. One of the songs for the youngest was song that's linked.

I'd like to dedicate this song to all the very young children and grandchildren whose parents and grandparents are right here in the GB. I saw this morning Little Richard being honoured and he mentioned Prince in one interview.....I wore purple first!! Yes you did Richard!! And.....You were one of the first in rock and roll who showed us all to just.....be yourself......and if you like to be flamboyant......so be it!


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Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Little Richard

I love that story that Randy Bachman tells of inviting Little Richard to play piano on a new song by Randy called 'Take It Like a Man' So Richard gets to the studio and Randy plays him the tape of the tune and Richard asks "What keys it in?" Randy says "A". "Are you sure?" "Yes. It's just A, D, A, E, and F#m. Richard looks at Randy like he's from a different planet cause all he know's how to play is G, C or D. They try running through the song a few times and Richard couldn't do it. Now they're all embarrassed and Randy says, "Ok lets warm up a bit and just jam a bit to your hits." Before this Randy had gone into the control room and told the engineer to vary the speed of the tape, which slows it down and alters the pitch a tone lower to G. Randy goes back out and they try his song again in G, which probably sounded like shit, but Richard just takes off pounding the keys like crazy. When they finish the song Randy says "Richard, come into the control room and have a listen. The engineer brings the song back up to normal speed and Richard says, "Who's that playing piano?" "You are!" "Really?! What keys it in?" "A" Richard drops to his knees and yells, "Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I can play in A. Randy's taught me to play in the key of A.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night in Georgia
Lord, I believe it's rainin' all over the world
I feel like it's rainin' all over the world

Hey Norm. Shopping for food in the hood and out of nowhere....huge snowflakes, hail stones....scarf and hat today.
One time Norm I was with a friend in Vancouver and we took the scenic chairlift ride to Grouse Mountain. Norm!!!! As soon as the lift went up, up, up....I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack as I have issues with heights and movement....I cannot even go on swings or watch kidzzz go up high on swings, etc. So what does beg do? (channeling Bumbles when talking in third person) I used my gift for the gab and just blah, blah, blahed with my friend to ffffffff try and cope with my panic attack. As soon as we arrived I told her the truth about what I was actually experiencing. She did not have a clue! She was even shocked that I was struggling so much. So sometimes your gift or your shortcomings come in handy when you're life's on the line because once the chairlift moved I was stuck and had to cope real fast

I was supposed to take a break from the GB this weekend but you had to try and get beg to like one of your music selections, didn't you, eh? Well, this time you hit it out of the park Norm. I always loved being in the car with my Pop and it never failed....Rainy Night In Georgia would come through the airwaves and it would be Benton's cover not Tony Joe White's original. I love both versions.
I have a humorous one for you tonight... by Tony Joe White. We're all adults here, right? He's considered swamp fox. He sure is one!.....When I first heard CCR I thought they were singing and from the swamp......not from Cali. Sheesh!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Jack Semple

I haven't listened to Jack Semple in quite some time, and I should. I expect some of the more to the east guys have. He is from Regina, Saskatchewan for any others who might want to listen here. He is an award winning singer musician.

If you listen to his Rainy Night in Georgia, his style puts me in mind of Bozz Skaggs. His band is a bunch of old super players with a really pleasing professional sound. This is a little different but good.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Sad about little Richard. Also sad about Nevin Grant, whose passing I read about yesterday. I'm sure you knew him well. Condolences.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Little Richard

Sad news this morning. Little Richard has died at the age of 87. No known cause as yet. That leaves Jerry Lee Lewis the last man standing.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Summertime in England was done a lot in the 1990s, always moving into Common One. The two togerher would be 15 minutes mostly. Always a highlight.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Summertime in England

Peter, Van did some live performances of 'Astral Weeks' about 10 years ago and recorded the performance at the Hollywood Bowl for a cd and dvd. I haven't listened to this in a long time, but I remember that he included a snippet of 'Summertime in England' in there. On paper, the lyrics of SIE are sophomoric, much of the song is simply a listing the names of authors and locations, but in performance it really takes on a mesmerizing, religious fervor.... Yeats and Lady Gregory corresponded, corresponded and James Joyce wrote streams of conciosusness books.... This isn't exactly Harold Bloom literary analyses, but Van's phrasing, use of repetition and passion really is moving.


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Posted by:

Peter V

JQ, you get used to Confederate flags in the South, but the biggest shock is seeing these heavily-armed lunatics waving Nazi flags. In Germany, that would be a long prison sentence. It would be illegal in most of Europe. Rightly so.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Great quiet concerts

A lot of good posts. Thanks. It was reading your posts, Pat B years ago that let me understand how outstanding Garth was, by that I mean being at a level above other outstanding keyboard players.

Here are several acoustic, semi acoustic concerts that I saw, which were great.

John Martyn with an acoustic guitar and an echo plex - Glasgow. Amazing.

Michael Marra and Liz Lochhead, one of our great poets, together. Thought it was brilliant, and I was thinking mmm.. before I went.

Roger McGuinn - two great and different concerts in Glasgow. See Peter’s review.

Bob Dylan in Oporto, when I was on holiday, when the first part of the concert was quiet, with double bass. Rest of concert with electric bass was great.

Davey Graham - saw him twice 1971, 1972, and then just before he died, very different to what I had ever seen before, and gave me a life long love of acoustic guitar music.

Dr John in Glasgow. Brilliant. Played encores.

Randy Newman in concert in Glasgow. Again brilliant and droll.

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham - quiet, beautiful renditions of great songs.

Loudon Wainwright III about 1973 Glasgow. Really good. I’ve neglected him too.

Jock Tamson’s Bairns - great musicianship and great traditional songs in Glasgow.. That’s the band Richard Thompson enthused about.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Ben, Van was going to do a few dates this year. Who knows? He is definitely one to see. I don't like the jazzed up Brown Eyed Girl either, nor the jazzed up Cleaning Windows. Summertime in England is possible but unlikely. I've never seen him do Caravan. On a good night, no one is better, On a bad night, he's highly professional and you will get 90 minutes to the second. I've said it before, Dr John had an alarm clock on stage. It rang half way through the second encore. He played a couple of bars to finish and off he went. 90 minutes.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Tony Joe White

Good to hear from Doug down in Sydney again. BEG I recall a short time back you brought up Tony Joe White. This video is special. He talks us through how he came to write "Rainy Night In Georgia" and how it evolved for him especially after Brook Benton recorded it.

I have loved this guy forever. He is so quiet and humble and like many of the stars from our time wrote these massive hits when he wasn't much more than a boy.

I miss him terribly since his passing so to watch him here alone with his acoustic guitar play this master piece is very special. I hope you all enjoy it.


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Posted by:

Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: country radio

Many thanks to Bill M and brown eyed girl for the posts on Country Radio and Greg Quill. Way back in the early 70's they were regulars at dances I attended in Newcastle, Oz. They were my favourite band then and I loved all their stuff. Gypsy Queen was their big hit. Great memories. Thanks again.


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Posted by:

jimmy baber

Location: texas

Subject: to the band

I LIKE THE WEIGHT BY THE BAND


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Peter, I just saw your list of concerts on facebook and I'm pretty amazed. I haven't seen nearly as many concerts as you, but I was fortunate to see most of my favorite performers when I was between 16-40 and many of them are no longer with us. The big one that I was missed seeing was Lou Reed.

Of the performers still touring, the only major one that I haven't seen yet is Van Morrison. I saw a clip on youtube from a recent performance in Vegas of Van singing a very re-arranged version of 'Brown eyed Girl' that was a bit underwhelming. Maybe it was an off night. I have some bootlegs from the 80's and 90's, where Van would go into a long, rambling incantatory version of 'Summertime in England'. I don't think he does that one anymore.

Dave and Jon, I'm glad that I'm not the youngest person posting here.

Kevin and Pat, thanks for the kind words. I know that things can get heated in here at times. As there are lots of different points of view. I will try to keep things as civil as possible.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Dave, everybody already knew you are a youngster.

And hats off to Ben, not only for defending the estimable Peter V from inet calumnies, but also for apologizing to Norm for the misunderstanding.

Norm, I only need a mirror and my glasses to reckon my age.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I have no memory of Maud performing at C'est What, but also no memory of the opening act, who I must've seen (having arrived early). Yes, the two Richards. I thought the St Kitts one was my friend the Ottawa guy when he first appeared her, but is soon became clear that they were different. Hopefully the St Kitts Richard is doing well.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Thank you, Bill M and BEG for those Greg Quill memories. Just watched “Back This Way” on YouTube from that 2003 show with Garth and others and what a perfect way to start the day. A lovely song that takes on more meaning during these times. Garth at his sweetest.

....and to Ben...in these days of so much sadness and worry in real life as well as the continuing ugliness and hate that surrounds so much of The Band universe, it is reassuring to be reminded that people of great decency and character roam among us.....Norm as well.


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Posted by:

Dave H

Ben's a youngster? I was born the year after the Last Waltz. But I've been posting on this guestbook for more than half my life!


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The greatest country on earth and pity.

In response to westcoaster’s note: The US managed to remain the best country if one would want to get stinking rich. After that, in the other positive measurements, we are not the best. Patriotism requires blind faith now, which is synonymous with willful ignorance. Pity has never been a word applied to my country before now, but it appears to be picking up steam in Western Europe and Canada these days. Those currently protesting the lockdown with their guns and confederate flags and recklessness will soon be our ruling class; they’ve already got the Prez, senate and Supreme Court locked up.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Quill & Tolhurst with Garth Hudson

C'est What, Toronto, Canada, 10.23.2003

Photos from a concert with Quill & Tolhurst featuring Garth and Maud Hudson. Greg Quill and Kerryn Tolhurst, founding members of the seminal Australian country rock bands Country Radio and The Dingoes, reunited after 30 years. This was a CD release concert with Garth (piano/accordion) and an all-star band including Mitchell Lewis (guitars), Dennis Pinhorn (bass), Bucky Berger (drums) and Anne Lindsay (fiddle). Opener: Kirsten Jones.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bill M!....Just as I first thought......It was Garth and Maude with Eric Andersen at Hugh's Room...I first saw Eric Andersen at the Rivoli......I managed to get someone to ask him if he'd feel like performing one of my faves......Sheila.....I think you know it very well....

Anyway, I was just about to close my laptop and then I see Richard Patterson's name!!! I thought no way.....Another GB poster has passed! The Richard I "knew" from the GB only, no other communication.....different from the one you were talking about. The GB Richard was from St. Kitts......really into music and ended up teaching English overseas. He did get to know someone from the GB very well.....Yes the GB became a small world and unfortunately people assumed things that simply weren't true and that's why I'm writing a book about the GB to clear it all up once and for all......just like Robbie. ;-D


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Posted by:

Peter V

Ben, I remember when my kids were around seven and I didn't see a concert in years. Fortunately my absence coincided with the rise of punk. A friend just posted an alphabetical list of bands he'd seen prompting me to the same - mine is easy because I reviewed so many, then I have a list of albums I have so I could scroll through and see. The HUGE gap is 1978 to around 1988. We did get to see Van Morrison a couple of times though. It happens then you pick up again.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

BEG: I knew that former poster 'Blind Willie McTell' was at Garth's show at Healey's where you and I first met, but I didn't know until now that he was also at Garth's subsequent appearance at C'est What, where you and I spoke briefly. The bar I don't recall, but I was there with a teetotalling friend, so I wouldn't have spent much time there anyway. Also in the audience was another old friend, the since departed Richard Patterson, who'd hung out as a kid with Gene Cornish (the Young Rascal from Ottawa), and played in and or road managed groups that included Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Trent Titcomb, Trevor Veitch and Tom Rush.

The Strines here on the GB might like to know that the C'est What show wasn't a Garth show, it was a reunion of the two leaders of a significant Australian 'root's band, Country Radio - Greg Quill and Kerryn Tolhurst. (Quill had by then long been settled in the Toronto area, and was an excellent music journalist at the "Toronto Star"; sadly, he too is now deceased.) Joining Garth in the back-up band were a drummer Bucky Berger and bassist Dennis Pinhorn (and maybe guitarist Mitch Lewis), all from the Danny Brooks group, of which Richard Bell was a member too, and fiddler Anne Lindsay.

That was in the '90s, I guess; a decade-plus earlier, say '78, I'd seen Quill, Pinhorn and Lindsay opening for the group Village at the Horseshoe. The Village was a big favourite among local groups of the day; the group was basically Keith McKie from Kensington Market, Stan Endersby from the Tripp, and Bruce Palmer from Buffalo Springfield. Brilliant group that released precisely zero records. A big evening for me, for sure, as Bruce, who I'd known for a few years by then, introduced me to the amazing Jimmy Livingston, who'd walked away with the show on the only two records he was part of in his shortish life - a guest appearance on a song on the Mandala album, and his duet / cutting contest with Rick James on the one and only 45 done by the pre-Neil Mynah Birds (with Bruce Palmer on bass and Goldy McJohn on organ).


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you Norm! I could relate so much to that song. I did not have a father because of a disease....The same year I was born my father and my great grandma passed in the same home. So my friend's fathers and relatives tried to look out for me. My brother was five and I was an infant. Anyway, one day at my friend's back yard; her father is teaching her to ride a bicycle. I looked on and thought......yes.....I felt........but what a surprise! My friend's father took the time to teach me as well. My own brother was into his own world and then once experimentations came along really didn't have much time for me. So my friends throughout the years became my family in oh so many ways. And, why do you think I don't like country? I do....It's just not my first genre that really resonates musically and lyrically.....but oh yes Norm.....I can go country for you. See, you're not afraid of me now are you? ;-D

John D! How's it going?? Blind Willie McTell was the name used in this GB. See link. I think since I haven't heard from him here or via email......It's true. He passed a few years ago. He was one of the sweetest guys you'd want to meet from the GB. I'm pretty sure it's him because I remember his brother's name and it's in the obituary. He really loved music and attended many shows. We were at three of the same shows.....Garth and The Crowmatix at The Hard Rock, Garth at C'Est What?, and Steve Forbert at Hugh's Room. We also exchanged many CDS. Another brother to me. His name was Mark Atkins. Check link to see his contribution to this site. He also sent in photo of Robbie's Star of Fame at King Street as well.

Now John Donabie......He's also another one of the sweetest men you'd ever want to meet. And very sensitive......like myself, right John? The littlest things will set us off but....the littlest of things will bring us so much joy.

I met John D at Hugh's Room? I saw John MC for Eric Anderson and Garth Hudson? Or was it just Eric? After John leaves the stage I don't know what got into me but I approached John and introduced myself. Hi, I'm brown eyed girl from the Band Guest Book. I actually said it quietly. All of a sudden John says kind of loudly, Oh it's brown eyed girl......and I just thought....Oh no there might be some beg bashers here.......yiiiiiikes........No....no one from the GB was present. We chatted briefly as his lovely partner was waiting for him and I was there with Mr. Maximus and his partner. Paul G always wanted us to have lunch one day John. It wasn't meant to be but I am so glad that I met both of you. I have no idea how Paul and I became phone buddies.....It was just before he wasn't well......I think he just liked chatting to a younger woman about music. ;-D

Hope everyone has a healthy happy weekend. As long as you have your loved ones, music and books......and smiles from strangers......Life is pretty good.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

brown eyed girl, I have gone to a couple of concerts by myself. I saw The Who at Giants stadium in 89 and Eric Andersen at the community center in the town that I used to live in 2001 or 2002. I've seen Eric a few other times, once in 88 at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA and and once in Hightstown, NJ in the late 90's. Eric is a great performer. I had some correspondence with his publicist back in that period and sent her some tapes of a DFA concert that I had.

I was dragged to a few Indigo Girls concerts and a Neil Diamond concert by an ex. The Indigo Girls concert was at the Tower theatre in Philly and my main recollection of the show was that the womyn took over the men's room.

I have a 7 year old daughter and haven't been to a big name concert in many years. The last live performance I've been to was 'Peppa Pig' a couple of years ago.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Blind Willie McTell

BEG. You say you met Blind Willie McTell at C'Est What. Blind Willie died in 1959. Did I miss something here. Your way to young to have met him aren't you? Just wondering.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Gettin' back up

BEG this song is for you as you mention getting back up. It's probably not your style but the lyrics will inspire you.

My history of this song is, I used to sing this song many years ago. My children loved it when they were kids. Sometimes on long road drives they might get pesky and get to fighting. I used to get them to sing. They loved it and it calmed them down.

Take note of this particular part of the song. It applies to many who are too into themselves.

First time that I left home, to try and make it in this world alone,

Figured I would be a star, once they heard me sing.

Folks said I was one of the best, I found out I was one of the rest,

I spent all my Sunday nights waiting for the phone to ring......


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ben!!!....Maybe I should have said instead.......instead of Don't Do It......Do it! Once you can navigate on your own, you'll never look back. I met Blind Willie McTell at C'Est What? to see Garth Hudson because no one was around to see the show. Sure I felt uncomfortable at first but once you join a table; no one knows who is with who......I even spotted Bill M by the bar and we chatted briefly. I have no idea how he knows all these Canadian musicians.....no idea. :-D

"Sip The Wine"| Lola Kirke | 03/11/19

"#LolaKirke is no stranger to shape shifting - as an actress with a steadily ascending star, she's had major roles in David Fincher's Gone Girl and Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, as well as the Golden Globe-winning Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle. While less in the fore, her passion for #music has stayed constant, with her guitar following her from dressing room to dressing room."


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brown eyed girl

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She may be old but she got to see all the cool bands.

I met Jon L in NYC and yes he's probably the youngest The Band member here. He even met my NY friend who I usually stayed with while in the big apple. I also took her to one of Garland Jeffreys's parties. She was at least a decade older than I was maybe more but she was the coolest New Yorker via Jersey I have ever met. Unfortunately she had a stroke and had dementia. Just before it was too late I brought Virgil to her home. We talked on the phone about the date and she told me she put it on her calendar.....but by the time we arrived.....She had no memory. She ended up going to St. Vincent hospital. It would be the last time I saw Louuuuuise. Virgil had brought his Hasselblad cameras ready to have some fun taking photos of the city I loved so much.......We later ended up visiting Woodstock as well. If my memory serves me well by chance Jon's mother and my friend both were former profs at NYU. One time we ran into Jon leaving the same Garth Hudson and The Dixie Hummingbird show.....Levon was supposed to show but didn't.

Another time Crab and I were at the Bottom Line? to see Buddy and Julie Miller and we saw Butch by the door and Jon was around as well.

I started going to concerts at 17. I cannot imagine growing up in NYC......with the constant bands and art deco architecture and the many art galleries. Heck....Toronto was overwhelming enough for a small town girl. The very first person I dated......had actually seen The Band in 1974!!!!! He took me to the Colonial Club to see the gospel group The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Sometimes I do think of him......Gee.....One guy who was really into the same music as me.......The last show we saw together was Rod Stewart during Atlantic Crossing recording. He dumped me after the show....First time my heart broke in two....but as Levon taught us......You get back up......

Btw....Obviously I saw a lot of bands in bars, clubs and concerts because it wasn't in the cards for me to have my own family. I taught everyone else's children and I learned so much from them. Although I made the most of the cards that were dealt....If I had a choice.....I would have chosen a family and of course.......still go to many shows.......but not quite as many with or without my partner, friends.....GB buddies......

Ben!!! If I can go on my own to see Garth Hudson with Buddy Cage at the Bottom Line for a The Band Tribute......so an you!!!!!! Louuuuise was supposed to join me but again.......Her dementia......She forgot and made other plans. By the time I arrived in NYC I couldn't find anyone at such short notice. She gave me her partner's phone number but he wasn't interested so I had to make a quick decision.......I decided to venture out on my own and experience the Club where people like Louuuu and many others performed. Take No Prisoners was recorded here! So I joined a table of fun loving people and had a memorable night......So much fun singing along to all The Band songs.....and the bonus was the beginning of my acquaintance with Buddy Cage. It also helped that my friend lived in the West Village so I could just walk to the Club. They also refunded me for the other ticket as well. Ben Ben Ben!!!!!! Do not miss out on memorable experiences because no one's around..........Don't do it Ben!!! :-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Ben

Ben, thank you for what you have said. I would far sooner have friends than people who dislike or hate you. Hate is a waste of energy as far as I am concerned.

There are many really good people here to share life with. Susan and I are away today down our island to Campbell River and Courtenay to get supplies. I go once a month. Susan hasn't been out of our house for over 6 weeks other than for short walks around the neighbourhood.

She takes multiple medications to control her arthritis that attack her immune system. Even a cold is very dangerous for her. Needless to say, like many people in their seventies like us this virus terrifies her.

Our some what isolated little part of the world is pretty safe but getting down the island where populations are up in the 80,000 we have to be extra careful.

Pat, I got a laugh when you asked Ben if he had seen any shows in '69. From things he has said I knew he was about 50, near my oldest daughter's age, she is 51. So now you got a taste of being old Pat, that's funny.

At a time I was asked too often if I was old enough to come in this bar, had to show my ID a lot when I was young. Some people were offended. I always laughed at that. NOW I have to show my ID some times to prove I'm a senior. I love it.

They have a person at the front door of our local food store to let only so many people in the store at one time. In the morning they dedicate one hour for seniors only. The other morning this young woman said to me as I walked in the store. It's time for seniors only. I said well I'm 75. She said no your not. I had to show her my driver's licence..........I love it.

Every body be patient, stay safe and love each other.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

May 8, 2020
A Song a Day During Self-Isolation: day 50 - Nimrod

"The ninth of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, this, VE Day and day 50 of my series of a Song a Day During Self-Isolation, sees my series come full circle, playing a piece by the same composer as in day 1. I’ve played it faster here than the orchestral version, for the simple reason that its original intent was one of hope and dedication, rather than one of sorrow. Of course, this 75th anniversary of VE Day is a solemn event, and we remember people of all nations that died in the two worst conflicts ever, World Wars I and II, where something in the region of 100 million people died. It’s quite strange commemorating this day in the lockdown of the CoronaVirus pandemic, but here it is as a dedication to all who have protected us, those who still do, and those still to come."


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Jon, I first became aware of the Band through Dylan also. I was reading Anthony Scaduto's biography, 'Dylan', when I was 12 or 13. That book had a discography in the back of the book listing all of the songs on every Dylan album. I distinctly remember reading the song titles from 'Before the Flood' and 'The Basement Tapes' and being very intrigued by songs with titles like 'Up on Cripple Creek', 'Stage Fright', 'Ain't no more Cane' and 'Orange juice blues'.

Sounds like you were able to see a lot of shows, I envy you. I wish I would have made more of an effort. The one time I saw Danko was at the Bottom Line in '95, it was completely by chance that I was in the city that day with some friends and saw in the Village voice that he was playing there. There were at least one Band show at the Stone Pony around this time that I wanted to go to but couldn't find anyine to go with. I should have gone by my self, I believe Warren Zevon joined them for a song or two at that show.

And I remember Danko playing in Philly a month or two two before he died. I really regret not going to that show. I am very thankful for seeing Levon twice, once in Atlantic City with Donald Fagen and Jim Weider and once at the barn. Great memories.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Jeff could be difficult. He lives in Brooklyn. That's a really hard place to be right now and must be extra stressful so I don't take offence. I'm so relieved my son moved from Brooklyn back to LA a year ago. Not because of any liking for LA, but it's not so over-crowded and they have a house with a yard, not a brownstone apartment. With lockdown, LA is a much safer place to be.

Everyone - keep safe on this VE Day. How strange to observe the silence this morning watching just Charles, Camilla and a lone piper at the war memorial in Balmoral. Much more touching actually.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Norm, I was not aware of some of the facts regarding your interactions with Jeff. I do remember him once questioning my identity, so what you're saying rings true. So, I'd like to retract my accusation of anti-semitism and apologize to you.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: New Bob Dylan June 19

Just listened to what seems to be the lead-off single “False Prophet” and it’s not much of a song.....and I am someone who most definitely would choose 2nd half Bob over 1st half Bob for a desert island.....but this is not good. Not a “Walk In Beauty Way” stunner by any stretch.....I do hope there are some great ones on the album somewhere......


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: The Paul Henderson Year

“Everybody's getting fat, 'cept Mama Cass"

Jon L is far too wise to be that young.....I can’t accept this.....A Dag B quality investigation is sure to turn up sightings of the man at a band show at least as early as 1974.... on that I am sure.

....and when all this passes, Kevin J is heading straight for a “true rock-and-roll fornicatorium”


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Ben, your Band experiences track closely with mine. I was born in '72, discovered their music in the early 90s through the Dylan connection, and saw the 90s Band live twice (4th of July 1996, Carnegie Hall 1997). I was lucky though to see tons of their solo shows at various NYC clubs and theaters... Rick about half a dozen times between 1996-1999, Levon countless times from the Barnburners era to those wonderful Rambles at the Beacon, and Garth a bunch of times mostly in the early/mid 2000s with the Crowmatix and then duo shows with Maud. Precious memories. But I'll always wish I could have seen the OQ, and wish I could have seen Richard at all.

(As an aside, looking back all these years later it occurs to me how surprising and unlikely it is that Garth toured so much in those years. Perhaps he found performing to be a comfort as he worked through his grief over Rick's passing.)


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Wallsend

Norm, I know what you are doing. You are trying to make me think I am crazy by telling me it has been years since Jeff posted here. Next you will be telling me that that nice Mr Obama is no longer president.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Joseph Arthur, Garth Hudson and Ben Harper at the very end....I Used To Know How To Walk On Water....JT posted that he was getting into Joseph Arthur via of my posts. We also exchanged music via of the Hospital where he was a physician. He offered to drop by.....because at that time he lived by our Castle in the city. I actually met him in line waiting to see Robbie Robertson at Indigo Books. Another fluke......He was behind me and one of my friends. He was being somewhat loud so I turned around as I had to see for myself.....lol.....I took a couple of photos that he valued as his father was one of the owners of the Concord Tavern. We had missed each other at The Horseshoe Tavern when BARK were performing. We were both there but we hadn't met yet. We emailed that night blah, blah, blahing about the performance. He had another home on the west coast with his partner who is also a physician.......and.....They were in the same suburb outside of Capetown the same time I was there visiting a friend and her family....I cannot make this stuff up. The GB was the best of times and........I am moving forward..... :-D

"The Boogie that populates the quiet, humbled "I Used To Know How To Walk on Water," is "claiming real power but from the other side of it, of not having it anymore," he explains. "And as a listener you can decide if that person is sincere or just megalomaniacal." Directed by Ehud Lazin and filmed during a February 2013 blizzard, the video for the song, which Billboard.com premieres here, finds Arthur and a silent female friend in alone somewhere in noirish New York "during the middle of the night and the snow was coming down like crazy," lost figures trying to find their way in a literally black and white world. The clips ends as ethereal voice of Ben Harper, who guests on the song, floats out into the frigid night."

About last night/early morning

Kevin J...2:10
Aussie Cousin 3:30


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Time Warp

Haven't looked in here for a few days. Hit just the right time. Jesus Wallsend your sense of time is out of wack. It is years since Jeff Alexander posted here not months. We did not argue about anything.

Since back around 2000 or soon after that when I started posting here I took a lot of insult from that guy (without ever acknowledging him) and I was not the only one. He didn't believe I was who I am or where I am, or that I had a tug boat. It was all fake to him. I even got to the point where we exchanged e mails and I sent him some songs trying to get along. That produced more insults for me so I just gave up.

For the last year or so that he posted he dug at me many times. I ignored every thing he said. There were times when a post not directed to any one in particular he decided it was directed at him, took offence at it and went off on a tirade over it.

The conclusion was he threatened Jan. If Jan didn't bar me he would leave. Jan stayed out of it. He left. Ben has accused me of driving Jeff away. I didn't even bother to respond because that is horse shit! I never drove anyone away. Accusing me of being anti-Semitic is just silly. That word used to mean something. Now a day it is a tool. If you disagree with me you are anti-Semitic. There are other ethnic people who use that sort of bigotry accusations where they don't belong as well.

The USA "the greatest country in the world" is in the condition it is I right now just because of this kind of attitude right from the White House on down to all the seriously crazy people who support that nut job. I wonder how a lot of these Americans think all the rest of us feel day after day listening to this crap. "We are the greatest in the world. No one in the world has ever done this before." We have more covid-19 cases, more deaths, more out of work people. Gets pretty sickening after a while.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...in progress.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Prof Ray Mizumura....Always great to see you here. Another brother to me in this GB. We met via Billy Bragg if my memory serves me well. We have exchanged many CDS.......One of my favourite thing about this GB is the exchange of our own music collections.

I had a feeling you'd post about McClure. I don't have any of his poetry....but I used to have a book by Ferlinghetti. So cool that you've seen poets as well. It's time for me to explore his work once I submit my Classical report to Lisa and b_Lee.

I have books signed by Toronto's Lillian Allen...Women Do This Every Day.....1994...She wrote....We Shall Take Our Freedom and Dance., a couple of books by Jim Carroll...Basketball Diaries....trying to understand addiction.....and Book Of Nods....Both Carroll and Louuu on the same bill......Wow......I was so fortunate to see them at the Music Hall in TO. I will never forget how vulnerable Louuu appeared reading the lyrics to his songs.....without his guitar......without being.....Louuuuuuuu. I have no idea how my brother found Book Of Nods signed. There's no way he was at a Poetry Reading. It's not for everyone, right Ray?

I also have Joseph Arthur's I Miss The Zoo signed. I still have not seen him perform live. When Louuu passed, he put out an entire recording of Louuu's songs. Also, Patti Smith's Early Work 1970-1979 who I haven't seen live as well. Yes beg wears plaid shirts....fave is always red with black Kevin....and a find by fluke.......I love when that happens.....Sleep Bedtime Reading Edited by Robert Peacock and Roger Gorman.....Louu, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Toronto's Jane Siberry, (great performance at NYC's the Bottom Line)....and Graham Parker......love him!!


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Posted by:

Pat B

Jeez, Ben, you're a youngster. 1969 was the first time I saw them.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Pat, I wish I could have seen the OQ. I was born in 1969, so I didn't become aware of the Band until the early 80's. I didn't see The Band until 1995. I saw the 90's Band 3 times between 1995-97, Danko once in 95 and Levon in 2009 and 2010.

I know that you saw the OQ and were at Watkins Glen, those must have been amazing shows.

All of the times I saw them were extremely special, especially the second time I saw Levon, which was at the barn. My wife and I were in the front row, on the right side, directly in front of the drumkit. Amazing.

Wallsend, Well, Thanks. The whole interaction with Jeff was very odd. Seriously, I hope he is okay. He doesn't seem to be in a good place.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Don Rich and the Buckaroos doing TNTDODD


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Posted by:

Wallsend

When Norm and Jeff were arguing a few months back I didn't really pay much attention. Based on what he posted on Facebook yesterday, Jeff seems like an a-hole. Ben was like a 'gallant knight".


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Posted by:

Pat B

The thought of Jeff Alexander out there on the inet complaining about Peter V is delicious.


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Pat B

Ben, did you ever see the OQ? Especially back in 69-71?


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Jed

Subject: Peter V-the future is here

Peter-very well done. Story is excellent albeit much of it is already true. The saddest part that is so personal for me is about missing the grandkids. That feeling cuts me every time I think of it. The line that threw me and made me start laughing was the reference to our mayor. I felt I shouldn’t have laughed so hard but it was a great line to throw in. Thanks ,Peter.


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Wallsend

Ben, it seems as though things really turned out the best they could in the circumstances. Robbie got to quit touring which is what he wanted and the other guys kept going which is what they wanted. We all have the musical legacy to share. When I am 77 nobody will be interviewing me about my past glories that is for sure.


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John D

Subject: The Big Interview.

Living in Canada, This is what I get when I try to watch the interview.

This video is restricted from playing in your current geographic region Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_GEO_RESTRICTED

OK. 4 out of 5 musicians were from Canada; but we're not allowed to watch it in Canada. Fine.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

b. lee, I watched the interview. Sure, Dan asked Robbie what he was up to and talked very briefly about 'The Irishman' and 'Sinematic'. But, the vast bulk of the interview was about his childhood, Hawks, Dylan and Band. I was struck by the fact that he was re-telling the same stories for the umpteenth time.

John Simon made a comment about the reformed Band playing in bars for the "vomit & sawdust" crowd of fans drunkenly shouting out for "Chest Fever" or "The weight". Robbie is in a similar position with these interviews where the focus is squarely on his past glories. Hawks/Dylan/Band. Well, I hope that good old Dan didn't keep Robbie up too late.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Bill, I think you missed my point. Which is that a musician would rather be performing the music that they are known for then simply giving interviews about it. Certainly, as a fan I would much rather listen to a live recording than listen to or watch an interview.

Peter, I think that Rick, Richard and Levon found many different nuances or flavors to the music of the OQ that they performed in the years after the last waltz. To be clear, I'm including solo, duo, reformed Band, Rambles, etc.


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b.lee

Subject: Big Interview, redux

Ben. I guess you need to see the interview. In response to the question(s) of what has he been and is doing Robbie goes off on a list of things...a new album (Sinematic), the Irishman soundtrack, another film scoring project with Marty in the works, the painting thing, and trying to focus on writing Testimony Pt. II., which he indicated would be different in approach than part one, maybe more on the creative process than just a chronology of events. (At least that's what I gathered.) My point is/was that he is not resting on his laurels or rehashing old material...he's moved on nor has the old rocking chair got him.

I think we also need to keep in mind that HE did not make OWB, the director did. He may have been consulted or involved but as far as I can tell he did not instigate its creation. So if there is demand to do interviews resulting from that exposure, revisiting his past is not entirely his call. Dan was nice enough to give the new record a plug, anyway. And for balance, the AXS channel which aired the interview preceded it with a doc on The Band including the other members and the re-Band projects. Not a great piece, but shows that R's activities do shine a light on the history of the whole group, not just himself.


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Peter V

Different nuances? I thought Garth's sax and Rick's vocal on It Makes No Difference got better as the 90s Bnd went on. Otherwise? Which nuances? In Caldonia?Stuff You Gotta Watch? Java Blues and Crazy Mama became ever more turgid too.


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Ray Mizumura

Location: Kansas

Subject: Books and Bands

BEG-- I wholeheartedly share your positive opinion of Catch a Fire. One of the finest books about music and an individual musician. One learns so much about Jamaican culture in various aspects, too. There is magic realism throughout Davis's account. It's quite an achievement.

I am interested in the forthcoming book about Levon. He shows up in Booker T. Jones's autobiography along with the rest of the Band and many other luminaries. Still, I need to get around to finishing Booker's tome. This will happen soon.

By contrast, I dislike the Levon/Davis tract. Over my 56 years I've spent some of my highest quality time with pretty much all things Band that are available, but I drew the line with that one. It's not in my personal library and I wanted it to be until I read parts of it at the public library. The "Not in it for my health" documentary, however, I liked very much, along with Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt. Those three sources tell the story just fine for me.


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Kevin J

Subject: What set FriendO off.....

....it was the Naples comment....just had to be the Naples comment.


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Bill M

Ben: Hmm. Probably depends on the musician and the specific circumstances. I suspect that Dan would rather have an interviewee treat him as an interviewer and answer his questions in spoken sentences - as opposed to picking up a guitar and singing his or her replies. Is that what Richard, Rick and Levon would have done?


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Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/The Heartland/Flyover Country

Subject: Michael McClure

Hello Guestbookers and Band Fans.

I'm here to remember Michael McClure, whose performance of the Prologue of The Canterbury Tales I enjoyed and found one of that stellar film's most unusual moments.

In 1989, I attended a poetry reading by Mr McClure in Boulder, Colorado at the Naropa Institute Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (how's that for a school name? I like it very much). He was scheduled to perform with Ray Manzarek, formerly of the Doors, but Mr Manzarek, as I recall, chose not to show up and it had something to do with fear of flying on that particular date.

This was a memorable evening. I also attended readings by Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs in Boulder. One reading I missed, sadly, featured Ginsberg with accompaniment by the great, late jazz musician Don Cherry. I was fortunate to attend a reading when Philip Glass backed up Ginsberg, playing grand piano.

So, I have had the pleasure of being entertained in person by a few people who were onstage at the Last Waltz. That includes, along with Michael McClure, Ron Wood (a couple of Rolling Stones shows, 1978 and 1999), Neil Young (a benefit concert in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1985), Bob Dylan (two gigs, 1986 and 1990), and of course Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Levon Helm, at a 1983 show. All these have been blessings.

One more thing--Michael McClure hailed from Marysville, Kansas, not far from where I live. His contributions to our culture were significant and I will not be alone in missing him.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

b lee. I have the opposite reaction. It seems to me that a musician would rather be performing the material and finding different nuances in the songs which Richard, Rick and Levon did both solo and with the reformed Band than simply telling the same stories and over and over to a different interviewer.


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Bill M

b.lee: Let's cut to the chase. Just how is one supposed to get any kind of haircut these days? Troop down to Dominique's place, expecting her to have time on her hands? I didn't see the interview, but if he managed to hide the fact that he cut it himself in the mirror, more power to him.


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b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Robbie's Big Interview

Did watch the Big Interview last night. No great reaction, other than Robbie came off very relaxed, conversational and forthcoming, more than most who sit in Dan’s chair, but also a bit eager to please, like it’s a bit of an act. Rather often touches on the personal in his interviews, and is not reluctant to make the interviewee squirm. But Robbie seems to be quite comfortable in his own skin, as they say. And why shouldn’t he be? He has had a good run, was in the right places at the right times to benefit from his many talents. (I’m sorry but painting is not one of them.) I mean, how hard is it really to pick out songs for a movie? I’m not a super fan of his solo works, haven’t really spent a lot of time with them, but they are legitimate artistic works and he should hold his head high. He’s not playing The Weight for the ten thousandth time on the road with a pick-up band or offering snarky comments on top ten shows as a B-list has been. There were awkward moments in the interview when he had to talk about the troubles that led to what I believe he called “the decline” of the OQ. “So, drugs broke up The Band?” Rather asked. I could have done without his assessment of Levon’s problems. Some people have them. Let those without sin, etc. But his description of hangers-on and wannabes, what we might now call enablers was spot on. Maybe the biggest surprise was the picture of Levon playing the guitar. And somebody, please, give the man a decent haircut!


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: In The Days of Covid-21 (short story)

I've just put up a new fictional short story, set in the near future, "In The Days of Covid-21". You might enjoy it. Follow the link.


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Bill M

Pat B: As far as I know, the only recordings I have of Al Lucas's bass playing appear on a best-of comp CD of Big Maybelle's Savoy material. Not the "Candy" / "That's A Pretty Good Love" session, unfortunately.


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Jeff Ellis

Location: Perth Western Australia

Just came across the site. Will check in regularly. Levon Helm means a great deal to me on a very personal level.


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Peter V

Thanks, Ben. JofF OlEx!rndr, eh?


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Rod

Pat B, I stumbled across a video a week or two back. It was some guy playing a clip of The Band and talking about the performance. Maybe Syria Mosque or Festival express. He was saying that the playing looked disceptively simple but wasn't. It was probably The Weight cause Levin was singing. His main point was that the timing hardly shifted. Even with Levon singing and drumming he absolutely nailed both roles.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Peter, it was Jeff Alexander.


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Peter V

Me too. Well, hardly dying of suspense. Which of the Usual Suspects is it?


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Humour late at night anyone.....

Looking through the archives and came across this classic exchange from 2008:

Fred

“Who wants to see unshaven, unkempt, plaidshirt wearing ladies in jeans belt out a tune?!?”

Peter V replied:

“Fred .... “Patti Smith fans?”


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Pat B

Wallsend, I'm dying from the suspense. Who is it? I think Peter V can take it.


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Pat B

Bill M, sorry I can't help you with Andy Lucas. However I have a Teddy Wilson record on which Al Lucas is the bassist. Interesting line from Andrew Jackson through the NY jazz scene to The Hawk.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Try link #22 on expectingrain dot com -- Margo Price & Ryan Bingham doing a funky cover of The Shape I'm In (last few minutes of the featured video).


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Bill M

Pat B: A question for you, as this sort of thing is one of your departments. Do you know anything about a close comrade of US president Andrew Jackson named Andy Lucas? (Lucas is certainly right, and I think Andy is too.) The background is that Eugene Smith, a Toronto singer now living on Vancouver Island, in last night's episode of his weekly online series of songs and stories, mentioned that his ancestor had worked closely with Jackson before moving with his wife and kids to Brantford, Ontario around age 40. He lived out the rest of his life there, dying at age 125. Andy Lucas's grandson, born in Brantford, was Eugene's father, Al Lucas. He was also a talented NY-based jazz bassist who toured and recorded with people like Basie and Ellington. As I've said here numerous times, Eugene Smith, as Jay Smith, was a regular guest with Ronnie Hawkins when he was backed by Levon and company, and was a regular Hawk a bit later when the Hawks also included people like Sandy Konikoff, John Till, Stan Szelest and Ken Kalmusky.


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Wallsend

Peter, I am not sure if you follow the various Band related Facebook groups but your credentials as one of the world's leading authorities on the Band is being impugned on one of them by someone who used to post here. And, surprisingly, it is not that man from New Paltz.


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Peter V

I was in Vicksburg on the Mississippi Blues Cruise. They said July 4th was never celebrated as Independence Day in Mississippi until the late 1940s, because,July 4th was - the day they drove old Dixie down at Vicksburg.


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Lisa

Subject: Stephen Davis

That was quite the interview. Wow, what a career, and the way one thing leads to the next, etc. Interesting what he said about rock having the largest audience of any genre in history, including some religions. I never thought of it that way, but he's probably right.

Outside of mentioning hanging out with Levon a couple times he doesn't have much to say about TWOF, though. I wonder if anybody's ever confronted him, or at least asked him, about his role in creating the feud ... that book is where it really took off, and judging by what Levon apparently said later about not writing the book, which was totally obvious from the first page, who exactly was the author of the feud?


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Absolutely not Pat B. I know too well all about nightmares and even night terrors. I am not sure which Pat B was in my dream whether it was the young one with Levon Helm or the one we grew up with here on the GB. I think I was in my forties when it all started with me. For those who don't get Pat B....Another gentleman in the GB who is always calm cool and collected. I really liked discussing Louuu with you without judgement. It was from you that I learned that you can respect an artist's work without liking the music itself. Your debating skills were always admired from afar. I have no patience. I just like to express myself and be on my way. I think I've made some progress in that I am responding more rather than reacting. You would always advise me on dealing with a male dominated environment. Ed V also would try and advise me but who oved taking over in the GB.....fine by me! All of these male posters were like the brother I never had. Mine left home at 15 to live with our real Aunt/Godmother to attend school in another city......so I basically grew up on my own. Some of us posters are still brothers and sisters. Again.....We had everyone's emails so we all hung out after hours.

Colin Linden from Blackie and The Rodeo Kings....Back Door to Heaven

Good evening to all. See you tomorrow. Robbie's big interview tonight. In the end, we're all doing the best we can. Gee....This Pandemic we're all experiencing together.......triggering me to look back maybe too much. Once we get through this Virus.......Time to look forward....... :-D


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Pat B

Web: My link

BEG, I only hope it wasn't a nightmare.

Interesting. Years ago I stood on that hill that Davis describes. The Confederates lost that one badly. Part of the Vicksburg campaign. Link takes you to the ABT page on the battle and Google maps location.


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Kevin J

Great posts, Pat B.....”It’s like they were breathing as one” is just how I think of The Band and why I wish so much I could be transported back to early 60’s Yonge street and have the pleasure of walking into a bar to hear The Hawks during their formative days and nights....No , they never were a band that sounded like they just got their guitars for Christmas!


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

If you prefer reading along with the Podcast which was previously posted from Berklee Online here it is again. Oops! The audio is here as well.

Pat B... Woke up this morning and really weird but you were in my dream. I cannot remember a thing unfortunately but I'm sure it had something to do with music. Or the fact that you are so short on words and yet you say so much. I know...Too much information but that hasn't stopped me. lol.....I on the other hand very detailed person.....Virgil finds me rather annoying at times. Both of us still have all of our report cards. He was constantly told to speak more in class. Guess what mine said? Yup. Angelina finishes her work too quickly and then bothers her neighbours. Angelina is too talkative in class. I guess I became a teacher so I could write reports on others. My friends who are physicians tell me that they love writing prescriptions on those pads. They were half kidding.

Music is My Life: Episode 015 PODCAST EPISODE 015: Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis has written nearly 20 books about music, including the Led Zeppelin book, “Hammer of the Gods” and the brand new “Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks.”

There is some mention of Levon.

Yeah. With all these books and spending all this time either with these people, physically, or immersing yourself in their music, which artist do you still find yourself going back to?

Stephen Davis..."Well, I wish Bob Marley was still alive. He had a great laugh, you know? Anyone I worked with I enjoyed spending time with, some more than others. Obviously, Levon Helm was a gas. We went down to . . . he took me down to Arkansas on the bus and we, you know, went to his hometown, Turkey Scratch, Arkansas.

And that was it, that was my course, write the legends of these guys. The next one was, I went on tour with Led Zeppelin for a while and out of that came Hammer of the Gods, you know, still in print 32 years later. And then I started getting calls, my agent started getting calls from people like Levon Helm and Mick Fleetwood and Michael Jackson to do . . . “as told to” or ghost-written books. . . So I did that for 10 years, then went back to writing about bands. . . . I did a biography of Jim Morrison, the Levon Helm book, which is called This Wheel’s on Fire, the Michael Jackson book was called Moonwalk, number one bestseller in the world.

Because the fans are going to review it and . . . I think I might do a book about . . . my great grandfather was a confederate rifleman, tenth Arkansas, General Sterling Price. He fought in the battles of P Ridge, Wilson’s Creek, and Helena. And he joined the confederate army, his brother George had joined the union army. I always thought there’d be a really good book about Missouri in the Civil War, using this as a framing device. It was basically, the two sides just started to kill each other. And then there were . . . they killed the wives and the kids too, burned down the farm. . . . It was this horrible, guerilla war in Missouri, and I’ve…my father’s from Missouri and I have a lot of cousins who live there and it’d be kind of fun to go down to Missouri and write about . . . follow the footsteps of old grand, great-grandad, who got his heels shot off at the Battle of Helena. . . . And Levon Helm and I walked up that hill, overlooking, there’s a confederate union battery overlooking, keeping river traffic under control and my great-grandfather went up the hill and got his heels shot off and Levon Helm and I walked up that same hill years later."


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Pat B

On a more positive note, I'm participating in a pandemic recording of TNTDODD. The drummer asked for a temp track so I brought up TLW version and analyzed the tempo with very interesting results. Overall the group's steady tempo is shockingly strong and consistent. The first verse is 123 beats per minute. The break after the first verse is 7 beats. When they hit the chorus, the group immediately plays in a somewhat slower 118 bpm, but they do so with such skill that the change feels completely organic and barely perceptible. The second verse is back to 123 bpm, and the second break is 8 beats. Levon has the cue and I assume it's how he feels it. The group follows him perfectly. Again the chorus reverts to the slower 118 bpm. Third verse slows to 121 bpm which is interesting and finishes with the final chorus and reprise back at 118 bpm. It's like they are all breathing as one.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I previously I posted the transcript. Here is the audio.

"More Episodes of Music Is My Life on Take Note: https://berkonl.in/2ZMRTKC Stephen Davis has written nearly 20 books about music, including the Led Zeppelin book, “Hammer of the Gods” and 2017’s “Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks.” In this edition of “Music Is My Life,” the author shares his personal memories of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, and why you don’t want to piss off Stevie Nicks’ fans. He also discusses his life-changing trip to Morocco, where the Master Musicians of Jajouka taught him how to play the pipes he’s pictured playing in the thumbnail photo for this episode."

I've read four books on Bob Marley. I sold one....The best one in my opinion is Catch A Fire The Life Of Bob Marley by Timothy White. If you want to read about The Wailers who had similar music issues with the almighty Bob Marley....not enough credit. Only problem is that Bob's music came from Jah. Good luck Wailers.

The Story Of Bob Marley's Wailers.....Wailing Blues...John Masouri


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Wallsend

Yes, the thing that puts me off Levon's book is the inconsistency. I don't recall seeing any pre-1993 interview with Levon where he had a bad word to say about Robbie or TLW.


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Pat B

Another weakness in Levon's book is his discussion of songwriting and publishing. More notes: Levon’s book is surprising candid about the songwriting credits. p. 208 of the first edition has Danko talking about getting checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Making millions overnight from what we call “mail money.” Getting all the dope they want for free. Levon admits to mainlining. Then on p. 209, Levon claims that no one in the group other than RR knew about publishing, completely contradicting what he said on the previous page. That’s a gigantic problem for Levon’s recounting. That the four bumpkins in the group didn’t know why they were getting all this money in the mail. Really? Recall too that each owns at least 10% of their publishing company, so each of them makes something on every song no matter who was the songwriter. Each own 20% of their company that distributes profits on the recordings for sales and airplay. Levon also says that all the money is in publishing. Danko says however they were offered tens of thousands of dollars to play live.

Did Levon pipe up at the time about not touring after 1971? Not a word. What’s he say in his book? Not much because he has already painted a false picture about “touring.” He does say that it was his idea to close it down for awhile at the end of 1971 (p. 226). At that point he claims that he had figured out that publishing was the way to go, so a fairly obvious question is “Why not reproduce what was going on with The Brown album but demand equal co-writing?” Or “Why don’t Levon, Rick, Richard, and Garth get together and write songs for a new Band album after the shut down?" Recall at this point that Garth readily admits that he is not a songwriter and envies the guys in the group who are. Instead, there are literally no contemporary primary sources where Levon says a word about any of this. Not one. However there are tons of sources that describe RR as the primary songwriter of The Band including quotes from the other members.


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Pat B

Levon's book is great when he talks about his youth and his time with the Hawks. The Band section has a lot of holes, some already mentioned. One of the things I found strange is his insistence that they toured, especially when you can view their gig list from 1969-76 and easily compute how little they played live. I'll include some notes I made years ago: From the beginning at Winterland in April 1969 to Rock of Ages run in NY December 31, 1971, they played about 96 times. A lot of those shows were multiple nights in one place. In 1971, they began with a one-off in San Fran in April. One month later they went to Europe for 12 shows in 19 days. For the rest of the year they did 15 shows, which included two one-offs in San Fran and St. Paul, a show in Chicago in December, and everything else in the northeast. I suppose there was a certain romanticism to RR’s talking about life on the road, but he sure wasn’t talking about The Band. Levon in his book says they were “on the road” for the first three months of 1970. Really? 13 dates in 3 months is “on the road.” At the end of this 38 month period where they averaged less than 3 shows a month, they took a year and a half off from performing live.


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Kevin J

Sorry to learn of Michael McClure’s passing.... an impressive guy and another Last Waltzer gone.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon Helm and The Band: a rock parable of fame, betrayal, and redemption
The Christian Science Monitor

The photo in this article tells most of the story. Paul G from the GB was known to Levon because Paul was in the music world. He was another phone buddy to beg. He felt closer to Levon than Robbie because he said that they both grew up dirt poor. However, although he was more comfortable with Levon; he respected greatly that Robbie came from very humble beginnings....and because of his talent, drive, perseverance and complete willingness to learn from everyone and everything he came in contact with....and yes.....his bizzzzness sense. Must have been really good Math classes with Calm. He doesn't have much schooling but he's very educated by life....He is self-taught. It takes a lot of self-motivation to take the time and energy to enrich your life in other ways.....besides the road. The gang of four Canadians seemed to either exhibit mental toughness or just had different personalities where they could just go with the flow with Dylan. For some reason although Levon gives us the impression that he could kick anyone's ass at anytime; he couldn't kick out the boos. Different people......Levon appears to be a very proud person. I get it. So glad he returned to The Band.....


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Kevin J

Subject: Stephen Davis.....Don’t forget to bring a bag of pot to the first meeting.....

“Take” not “Tale” .... even a Davis got that part right! As to the book he wrote on Led Zeppelin “Hammer Of The Gods” ..... familiar pattern....find a guy in desperate need of money and get to the gossip. Here is Robert Plant’s take on HOTG:

”The guy who wrote that book knew nothing about the band," said vocalist Robert Plant. "I think he'd hung around us once. He got all his information from a guy who had a heroin problem who happened to be associated with us.”

The Zep insider who needed the cash was road manager Richard Cole.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

When the Band Got the Blues
LA Times
1993
JOHN SCHULIAN

"You know whose sentiments are in play, too, when guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, an aloof but admirable free-thinker in the Hoskyns book, gets flayed for forsaking the Band for his own selfish needs. Helm obviously neither forgives nor forgets.

But there was a downside to this musical glory, and it was personal. The Band had a predictable wild streak that dated back to their days with Ronnie Hawkins, when they made their mark as what Helm calls “pill-poppin’, whore-visitin’, gas-siphonin’, girl-friend stealin’ reprobate musicians.” As soon as they had money, they were doomed. “Ever make a million dollars fast?” Danko asks in the Hoskyns book. “Well, I have, and it’s a goddamn crying shame what success can do.

Dylan was going electric, trying to create what Hoskyns calls “an avalanche of noise.” For Robertson, the experience onstage was “like going out there in your underwear.” For Helm, it was simply too much. “I wasn’t made to be booed,” he writes, thereby explaining why he retreated to Arkansas rather than endure any more abuse.

Countless other rock ‘n’ rollers have sung the same woeful song about heroin and cocaine, sleek cars wrapped around telephone poles, and wives who didn’t appreciate their husbands relying on Polaroids when choosing groupies. But the Band moved from simple hedonism to tragedy with the suicide of Manuel, who could be liberated from shyness only by alcohol. Both Helm and Hoskyns agree, however, that he started dying long before he hung himself. He had one foot in the grave when his songwriting powers withered, and the other foot was poised to follow when the Band, his one true support system, broke up."

We usually always attend summer festivals in one of our favourite small cities and if there's music as well....all the better. If Virgil cringes because the music doesn't resonate with his jazz sensibilities; I say see ya later.....go into town and look for obscure jazz and blues recordings but I'm going to listen to the music. One summer Bill Avis was there with one of his grandkids and of course his own son who is Levon's godson. I had a chance to speak with him so of course I asked about the relationship with Levon and Robbie. Yes....They were so close they could almost finish each other's sentences but one was from the north and one from the south......so very different. There was constant tension but it was this tension that developed the timeless music that all five musicians created.......but it was especially the dynamic between Robbie and Levon..

I reposted the 1993 interview of Levon stating that everything was good with everyone......no signs of animosity or bitterness in 1993. The other interview of 1993 that I can no longer locate as I don't save any links I provide.....You actually see Levon saying that......basically saying that in order to sell books there has to be......In this case it was the so called FFFFFF........Tonights interview with Robbie.....Levon's alleged mental health issues......At one time it was referred to as mental illness......now it's mental health.......and yet still........in 2020 there is still stigma when we have issues with depression, anxiety, OCD, bi-polar, PTSD..........We will only be part of a healthier community if we are encouraged to be our authentic selves no matter what we are struggling with. If we are struggling.....Some people right now have just lost their jobs or their hours have been reduced.....Maybe they are self-medicating with firewater, drugs, food.......They should be applauded when they seek help. It takes courage to seek help and go through the process.....not made to feel inferior because they are struggling with mental health issues.....Maybe you are a workaholic, sex addict or a constant blogger on the GB.....

When that person with mental health issues tackled me on the street at 3:30 pm....I'm a teacher; we are trained to pay attention to detail.....and I broke my wrist because of the way I fell and hit my head on steel bars coming out of a local store in my hood; I told the police when I gave my statement that if he was found because I would be able to identify him......I just wanted him to receive treatment so that no other random person would experience this trauma. He was never located. They checked all the half-way houses and mens shelters in my hood.......Yes we probably have the most in one area.......Even the store owner who came out to see what the bang noise was about said he'd be able to recognize him as he's always around my area......still he wasn't found and I was just another statistic. What was more painful was the fact when I layed on the sidewalk; he just calmly said, next time watch where you're going and left me there. When I put my hand down to try and get up; I couldn't do it and that's when I knew shit......My wrist is broken. The pain was so bad, so bad.....I just had to walk up the street to reach home. I rushed to take some codeine that I had due to dental work and Virgil rushed me to Emergency. I knew we'd be in the hospital for a long time so I had to take the drug and yes it eventually worked. I taught him to always keep his antennae up as he's from the west end of town and grew up with no danger.....and yet I was the one who was assaulted in broad daylight no less.

In honour of The Band; I chose a pink air cast and received many compliments as I continued living my life. For the first time I had to endure physical rehab......very painful process. I could now really be empathetic to all my NBA players who were going through the same process.....Levon helped me at this time also......yes
Levon.......I remembered that he said....paraphrasing here.....You get your ass kicked in and up you get and just keep moving......and that's just what I did. Anyway, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I am stronger for it. :-D


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Kevin J

Subject: Let’s Get Serious.....

This is the same Stephen Davis that a year or so ago sat down and wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal stating that the lyric to The Band’s most famous song was “Tale a load off Annie”....... he knew this he claimed because the song was based on a friend of Levon’s....I guess that 3 years of research just wasn’t enough......what a joke.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Peter, Sorry, there's no ghost here. I just picked up the paperback edition, and see that it's copyrighted 1993 to Helm and Davis. The afterword is copyrighted 2000 to Helm and Davis.

On page 315 'Acknowledgements and Sources' states that the book was researched in Phillips County, Arkansas and Ulster County, New York between 1990 and 1993 and thanks a laundry list of people beginning with Rick and Garth. So, this book was no rush job, Stephen Davis is no hatchet writer like Albert Goldman. For the most part, this book lays the out story pretty closely to the Hoskyn's book.


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Peter V

Bill M, I reckon the most plundered source among Band comments is Ronnie Hawkins 1969 Rolling Stone interview (repeated stories appear later)


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Peter V

Technically a ghost writer is uncredited, but it's used loosely, and he is. On this he's fully credited. It's someone who interviews a famous person and puts together an "autobiography."


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Peter, Stephen Davis was not a ghost writer. I have two versions of the book and they are both credited as written by 'Levon Helm with Stephen Davis'.


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Bill M

My opinion of Stephen Davis is based on the three books of his that I've read. First was Levon, which was really good in places, a slapped together collage of bits and pieces from other sources - notably Ronnie Hawkins' autobiography - in other places, and puffed-up / over-re-stated complaints in still other places. The complaints are what hit the press, and what continue to circulated online - which is of course why many complaints are voiced in books: PR value.

Second was Davis's much earlier book on Bob Marley (which I didn't even know was by Davis until after I read it). There, my ignorance of Marley's history and environment meant that for the most part I wouldn't have recognised any lapses (if there were any). Anyway, I thought it was really good - and it probably was really good, as Jamaican music seems to have been Davis's passion, based on his other early writings.

Third was his Carly Simon book, which seemed thrown together. David did himself no favours by announcing that he'd had a lifelong interest in the woman because she's the younger sister of his lifelong best friend (or something like that). In that case why was he so ignorant and lazy when it came to facts and the checking thereof?

(PV: I don't see myself reading about Led Zep - unless I learn that Davis talks a fair bit about Grant's sidekick, Mark London.)


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John D

Subject: Found It.

Found It.


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John D

Subject: Again

Where can I find this interview. I went to the AXS site and it tells me it's restricted.


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Peter V

Mental health issues? Most people have some somewhere on the spectrum. Levon’s distrust of lawyers, managers, accountants etc was mentioned in OWB. It turned out he was right in New Orleans and apparently The Band followed some bad investment advice. Maybe it was self-fulfilling prophecy. However, when you distrust everyone all the time, it’s mild paranoia. Famously, a side-effect of smoking lots of dope is paranoia. Robbie was hesitant saying “mental health issues”, but don’t forget that Dominique is a professional in the field.

Robbie quotes Levon as saying “I didn’t write that book – this guy wrote it.” Elsewhere Levon expressed surprise at its bitterness. I knew when I read it that it was a ghost writer job, when he goes to other sources and quotes Rick at length. Stephen Davis was very good- read the Led Zep book. (and that was Peter Grant, JQ).


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Levon's book

I think Levon's book is getting a bad rap here. I recently re-read the first section of the book which covers Levon's childhood up through the Hawks years. What he says about Robbie in this section is generally positive. The book is by no means a hatchet job. Most of the details match quite well with the Hoskyn's book.

There was a recent link here to an interview with Stephen Davis in which he said that he spent several years with Levon working on the book, he traveled with him to Arkansas and interviewed many people. So, it's not just Levon's version of events.


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Pat B

Yeah, the publisher is definitely hedging the bet.


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Wallsend

Just checked the publisher's page and it says: "Author Sandra B. Tooze digs deep into what Helm saw as a devastating betrayal by his closest friend, Band guitarist Robbie Robertson--and Levon's career collapse, his near bankruptcy, and the loss of his voice due to throat cancer in 1997." The addition of 'what Helm saw" seems to hint at a more nuanced interpretation but I don't have any high expectations.


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Kevin J

Subject: Levon Helm

Well, hold on to your horses - because June 2020 will see the release of a book on Levon by Sandra Tooze that in her publishers words examines the “devastating betrayal of Levon by his closest friend, Robbie Robertson” ..... and this book is fully sourced from and has the seal of approval of the same crowd that vigorously cheers on all the RR hate that has gone on for over 25 years......

In an era when a US president can just repeat blatant lies daily that then become fact for a good percentage of the population.....don’t doubt for a minute that this biography will be filled with bullshit.... I really hope I am wrong on this.


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Pat B

I think Stephen Davis played up the supposed conflict. RR is correct in reiterating that the fued did not exist until much later--1983 to be exact. And even then it had nothing to do with songwriting. Let's see. Financial troubles. A fallout with Amy. RR turning down the reunion.

Ben, that list you made of all the different iterations of the post-LW group. Pretty good argument that the The Band ceased in 1976.


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Wallsend

At the time that Levon's book came out, Robbie did an interview and said that Levon had never raised any of the complaints that came up in the book with him personally. He also said that he had talked to Levon on the phone recently and he hadn't mentioned he was writing a book. It is all very odd. Levon seemed to get more and more angry as time went by. To be so angry with someone about something that happened 25 years ago seemed strange to me.


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John D

Subject: Robertson Interview

Can't find the entire interview. Nothing derogatory in the clip I watched called Sneek Peek.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

I just watched the Robbie clip and was not very pleased. I think it's extremely disingenuous for Robbie to claim that he never had a cross word with Levon during their years together in the Band. By all accounts their was conflict between them dating back to the 'Stage Fright' sessions. Certainly their were cross words over the last waltz. And for Robbie to say that he heard Levon was dealing with mental health issues is really not Kosher.

I'm really baffled by this. In all of the interviews I've seen or read, Robbie sticks to his script and avoids criticising Levon.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yes Wallsend! I made a mistake. Of course everyone except Sandra Dodds.

After my afternoon with the cherry blossoms.....I saw that The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and Jessica Lange was on once again. This time I listened to the song at the very end. I'm obsessed with this song since Sunday. My name is brown eyed Angelina and I am obsessed with Airwaves by Ray LaMontagne. His voice, the groove, his whispering......the whispering....

Every year I would give the kids sticker cards with the Kids Help Phone Line so they could call anonymously to get the help they needed. I am a trained teacher but not a trained therapist. My job is to look out for mental health issues and direct the families to play therapy, counselling etc. My physician told me that a family member who had severe money issues actually had mental health issues. It was so difficult not to help anymore. I no longer enabled this person. Tough love is so heart breaking......

We Are Not Our Suffering

Good Night!


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Kevin J

It was Amy’s mom who informed Robbie and invited him to the hospital where he was met by Amy, her mom and Amy’s step-dad....and as BEG points out, everyone except Sandra has been fine.....and BEG..Right on - on the very important distinction about making fun of someone’s mental condition and pointing attention to it in a gentle way as a possible reason for insane behaviour.


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Wallsend

BEG, Sandra Dodd really despises Robbie. She posts hate about him a lot on social media. It was Amy that invited Robbie to be with Levon. Not that this is really any of our business. It is good that Amy was able to patch things up with her dad.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie was TOLD that Levon had mental health issues. He did not say that Levon did. However, the way he said it......STIGMA.......Maybe his intent wasn't to emphasize let's say issues with money......

"The three main symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. All of these impact behavior, mood and thinking. That's why ADHD meets the criteria for mental illness. In reality, few practitioners use the words “mental illness” to describe kids with ADHD. Usually if your child has this diagnosis at least one parent does as well. As Adults there are different coping ways that can".....

He also stated that Levon was the kind of person who always had to blame others for any problems in his life. I read that Amy had an estranged relationship with Levon for many years because of his addiction. It took many years to rebuild it. I think that's one reason she's a very wise woman who understood that her relationship with Robbie was separate from his relationship with her father. Also, if the family.....except Sandra Dodd......really despised Robbie.....Why would they invite Robbie to pay his last respects to the man that once was his brother?

Your Mental Health is not equal to your Self-Worth.
Your Net Worth is not equal to your Self-Worth

Ben...Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson for you and any other Bens out there. I guess we both saw this film when it came out. Michael, Prince and Whitney Houston.....all super talented and all had drug issues whether for physical or emotional pain or sleep issues......and on and on and on.

BEN is a 1972 horror film about a young boy and his Pet Rat, BEN. The film is known for its sentimental theme song by MICHAEL JACKSON also called "BEN". The song is calm and mellow, which contrasts with the Horror content of the film. JACKSON'S recording of the song became a #1 pop hit single. This is a tribute to the Movie, and to Michael Jackson.


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Pat B

Yeah, that mental health remark was out of line.


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Wallsend

Mental health issues are very common. It is unfortunate that both in the past and still today people who suffer from them are stigmatised.


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Jed

Subject: RR/dan rather

Saw a clip. I’ve been most sympathetic to RR. But saying Levon had mental problems wasn’t nice and wasn’t called for. Wow. RR ain’t no shrink-I know. I ain’t no songwriter and musician.


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Peter V

Pickwick was a low budget label specialising in stuff like Nursery Rhymes and cover versions.


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Jed

Subject: Watkins Glen

Sounds like acid and coke induced music. Very odd.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Pickwick

The label that this Watkins Glen tribute is Pickwick which seemed to specialize in these type of releases.

I was an Elvis fan as a youngster in elementary school and asked for an Elvis record for a present. Well my dad bought me what he thought was an Elvis record, which turned out to 'Big Ross Sings the Golden Hits of Elvis' on the Pickwick label. Many, many years later I found out that Big Ross was actually Ross McManus, father pf Declan McManus aka Elvis Costello.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Dag, Wow. That version of 'Stage Fright' is pretty wretched. It could really use a little more echo in the vocal. The canned roar of the crowd was also a nice touch. Really makes me feel like I was there.

Maybe someone at Capitol stumbled across this in a thrift store back in the mid 90's and was inspired to put together the 'Band Live at Watkins Glen' CD after listening to this gem.


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Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Kings Road - Watkins Glen

1973 album released to cash in on the Watkins Glen festival. Their version of "Stage Fright" is.... something else.


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Dunc

Location: Scotland.

Thanks,BEG. Robbie comes across well. I was listening to a show last year over here and Rickie Ross introduced The Weight as the song that began Americana...or something like that.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Bofors Gun

Review of 1968’s THE BOFOR’S GUN (linked). After a run of comedy and cult movies, this is a return to serious drama. This film is set in a National Service army camp in 1954. The towering central performance as the psychotic Gunner O’Rourke is Nicol Williamson. Trying to control him is Lance-Bombardier Evans, played by David Warner. Add Ian Holm and John Thaw. Worth rewatching, but more of a stage / TV play than a film.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks Jon L for reminding us about the big interview tomorrow. I had it on my calendar since last week. Like Amy told us......relationships with someone.....can be different.....or different people. Wow. Robbie is not holding back at all with Dan Rather. He must have been inspired after catching up on the GB. ;-D

Robbie Robertson Talks About His Relationship With Levon Helm by Best Classic Bands Staff


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Robbie did an interview with Dan Rather which will air tomorrow. See link #19 on expectingrain for details. There's a long teaser clip where he talks about 'the feud' with Levon.


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Bill M

Thanks BEG for the link to the Great Speckled Bird. Too bad they didn't have another camera, as there were so few shots of the musicians. I did see Amos Garrett and ND Smart at one point, and of course Buddy Cage at the end. I like to think that the bassist was Ken Kalmusky. If he was on the train, then the nightly jams were liable to have included at least three members of the seminal group the Revols - Richard Manuel, Ken Kalmusky and John Till (Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie).


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Last one....Good Night!

Ian & Sylvia with the great speckled bird with Buddy Cage - Festival Express 1970

"one of THE great vocal duo's of any era ian & Sylvia were Canadian's who formed their folk credential's in the late '50's and carried on till 1975 when their marriage broke down...both had incredible voices that blended together as one...here at a festival in the summer of 1970 they show that blend to perfection on bob Dylan's song 'tears of rage'..sublime in this live setting... singing doesn't come much better than this ..be amazed!"


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bill M...I checked another Wiki site and he's listed as American again but this time it states that he was born in Toronto. I remember now......He told me that he gave up his Canadian citizenship. Huh? Can't you have a dual one? Robbie and Neil Young and Joni did not give it up. But then again maybe he needed the work and was going back and forth a lot. He said it was easier crossing the border and he married an American. They met in rehab......love is everywhere isn't it? Another gentleman and a very generous and open spirit.

When I told Buddy that the GB was crucifying me for posting Steve Forbert's tribute to Rick.......He said it was nonsense.....The elephant in the room was always there with Rick.

I told Steve Forbert as well.....His response was no one was going to censor his work and he struggled as well so......
Blind Willie McTell was at this show as was Mr. Maximus.

I will ask one more time. Does anyone here know of Toronto Blind Willie McTell????????? It's hard for me to believe.....He has two contributions on the Band site but again.....I don't want to say......

Rick Danko (w/Buddy Cage) 3-7-1988


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Managers

Why have certain artists become so attached to their managers? Elvis and the Colonel just seemed weird, like priest-altar boy. I recall reading about Richard Manuel being particularly fond of Grossman; even after Zimmy dumped him. Who was the guy for Led Zepp and The Who? Is it just such an unusual dynamic that it might work best dysfunctionally?


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: You can change Wiki entries, you know. Feel free to dig out the details I posted here a couple of weeks ago.


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Bill M

Tom Parker had to be the worst big-time manager of all time. Still, the unjustified credit-claiming seems to have been industry practice back then, or at least industry reflex. Even this century you'll find the liner notes to BaRK's best-of comp saying - rather delicately, it seems to me - that "John Simon added a couple of chords and Levon Helm contributed a few words" to a song that Richard Bell had worked long and hard to finish all by himself, "The Caves of Jericho". Less delicately, Richard's band-mate in another group he worked with at the same time told me that Simon and Helm had insisted that they get credit if the song was to appear. (And this was band-mate was pretty much a Levonista in most things.)


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sorry Kevin....Todd....It was actually Kevin who saw one of my posts about Amy and Robbie and Levon.....and repeated ever so wisely.....That the relationships we have with one person......is not necessarily the same as the one we have with others. Again......yes, yes, yes. Amy Helm!

Here is Ollabelle covering Dylan's "You're a Big Girl Now". This time I introduced the Crabster to the late Canadian/American Buddy Cage...Wiki you are mistaken as Buddy was born in Toronto).....at this show. Buddy was the only original member on stage from Dylan's Blood On The Tracks. His partner was wearing a Bob Marley jacket so of course I had to introduce myself. :-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

A Long Road To The Center: Amy Helm Follows Her Father Levon
APRIL 22, 2019
BRETT MILANO

“There’s something that everyone who played with him can remember, and they called it ‘the Look’—you’d get it when you weren’t playing something just right. He was an older guy who’d paid his dues in spades, and when you saw that expression it meant, ‘Get that note back in tune!’ He was a strong influence and I feel that he keeps me on the straight and narrow, lest I stray from the rhythm section.”

The Band is certainly on her list of influences—the album even covers “The Stones I Throw,” a pre-Band, Levon & the Hawks single—but her sense of musical history runs a bit deeper. She says that she and Henry patterned the new album on Motel Shot, a Delaney and Bonnie release from 1971 that also had a strong Southern gospel feel.

Still, Helm says, she’s never been much of a record collector. “I know some of my stuff, but I’ve also gleaned a lot from my friends. Everybody has that one friend who can win the Pepsi challenge when it comes to knowing all the deep cuts, and I’ve got a few like that. But the things I do know are inspiring to me. I finally succumbed to the streaming thing and got Tidal, which is better than the rest at paying artists. And the good thing for me is that all these catalogues are wide open in terms of what you can discover. Now I get my ten-year-old running downstairs and shouting things like ‘Mom, have you ever heard of Smokey Robinson?’ It’s like entering another planet.”

The few times I saw Amy with Ollabelle......All great shows. She's a professional who evinces generosity with the musicians she is collaborating with. Thanks to Crabby I met her in New Jersey at an outdoor event. Before the show started she was warming up with the drums.....but not in the set. I love her music when she's channeling gospel and blues. My faves besides that really amazing cover of Dylan's Meet Me In The Morning.....covers of Willie Dixon's (Ko Ko Taylor) Wang Dang Doodle and Dylan's You're A Big Girl Now. And yes Todd.....Amy is wise enough to say that someone else's relationship with someone is not necessarily yours. Yes Amy!!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Amy Helm's Songs and Videos....Check out her cover of Dylan's Meet Me In The Morning.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you Todd...Great news from Amy Helm.

Amy Helm - "Twilight" - #TheBandTogether


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Posted by:

Pat B

I was lucky enough to talk to Garth about The Water Is Wide. I told him I thought it was one of the best things he ever did (as though that matters!). We discussed how he developed the theme with his first lick and the art of rhythmic repetition. Eventually we ended up on Scriabin.

Karla Bonoff was far better known as a songwriter than as a performer. Linda Ronstadt recorded a number of her songs, including thee epic "Someone To Lay Down Beside Me."


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The new Trump USA

A security guard at a Family Dollar store asked a shopper to put on a mask and the shopper shot and killed him.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: Karla Bonoff

Thanks BEG et al. for reminding me about Karla Bonoff. She had fallen off my radar screen since Restless Nights. Just ordered here first three records. joe


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Amy Helm - 'Twilight'

Hey folks. Hope that everyone is behaving!

I'm really behind the times and have some catching up to do, but I just saw this link above on YouTube and wanted to share it here.

Amy Helm posted this lovely rendition of 'Twilight' from outside of Levon's barn in Woodstock. Anyway, the idea is that while we're all isolating, this is something people can do to stay connected musically and help out those in need.

People can post their own cover of a favorite The Band song, or Levon Helm song, share it online, post a link to support a non-profit that is helping people during the Covid-19 crisis, tag the video with #bandtogether and @levonhelmstudios, and then challenge or tag a few friends to make their own videos. Pretty cool right?!

It's a very sweet performance, made even sweeter by the particular group of folks Amy has with her in the video. On upright bass is Connor Kennedy who has appeared with Amy many times over the years, guitarist Daniel Littleton along with his daughter Storey Littleton. I remember seeing Storey play with her dad & mom (Elizabeth Mitchell), at the Levon Helm Fall Harvest festival at John Gill's farm in Hurley NY back in 2008. They played and sang Elizabeth Cotton's 'Freight Train' and Storey (who was probably around 8 years old at the time) played harmonica. A nice family musical moment.
Rounding out the group performing 'Twilight', is none other than Amy's son (Levon's first grandson) Lee on the drum-kit. It's cool to see the next generation of young kids carrying on the tradition of making music.

Anyway, check it out...warms the heart in these trying times!


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

brown eyed girl, I am aware of the rat movie and Jacko song, but I haven't seen it or listened to the song. My preferred namesake reference is with Uncle Ben's rice. Sounds like you've had a lot of issues with songwriting credits, sorry to hear that, but that's pretty typical of the music biz. I understand that for many years Colonel Parker wouldn't let Elvis record songs unless the writer gave the publishing to Elvis' company, which the Colonel took a large share of for himself.

I'm a big Joni and Van fan also. I gravitate towards the early folky material. My favorite song of hers is probably 'Urge for Going', that's really a beautiful song. Tom Rush did a great version of that tune, he was one of the first singers to record Joni, I believe.

For Van, I really like some of his longer, atmospheric, stream of conscious material like 'Almost independence day' and 'Summertime in England' and of course 'Astral Weeks'. It is pretty remarkable to consider that 'Astral Weeks' and 'Music from Big Pink' came out within 6 months of each other. The late 60's were an amazing period for popular music.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Awwww Kevin......You are on my wavelength once again!!!.....I think Blue is Joni's masterpiece. :-D

The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68,
And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday
Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe
You laugh, he says you think you're immune, go look at your eyes

I played this recording over and over and over so many times. First I would go to the library at school and just put my headphones on and wallow in the disappointments of life....A Case Of You was right up there as well. The artist I was engaged to.......I saw online that he's married to an art curator so he made the right choice. Wow wow....so impressive all the countries he's shown his art. I see that he was hoping to sell the one he painted called Companion.....I would buy it but too expensive and too large for our home. Yeah, I was the companion from my early twenties until thirty-one.

I drew a map of Canada
Oh, Canada
With your face sketched on it twice
Oh, you are in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter
And so sweet, oh
Oh, I am a lonely painter
I live in a box of paints
I'm frightened by the devil
And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid
I remember that time you told me, you said
"Love is touching souls"
Surely you touched mine, 'cause
Part of you pours out of me


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: The Long Phase.....Blue and Joni

“All good dreamers pass this way some day/ Hidin' behind bottles in dark cafes/ Dark cafes/ Only a dark cocoon before I get my gorgeous wings/ And fly away/ Only a phase, these dark cafe days”


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

haso....Too much Louuu eh? Of course I love Van. I've seen him a few times...The most recent time was the absolute best! Virgil digs him too but he couldn't justify the cost to see him. I make my own money so off I went..... ;-D As for Woodstock I wasn't even in high school when it came out but I still saw it. Not sure by myself or with friends. I do remember a classmate saying that Joe Cocker really made an impression on her. Sly Stone and Family and Santana and Arlo Guthire made an impression on me. I didn't know of course that The Band was there as well. My brother had Woodstock on 8-track. Terrible, eh? I was so annoyed when the songs would break up and return on the next channel. Ugh! Virgil saw CCR in 1969 with friends. Wow....Unfortunately he didn't even appreciate them and only tagged along with his school mates. One of them was in Triumph. Virgil knew early on that he wanted to be a photographer so they met at school as Virgil took care of many photos for their year book. He ended up photographing the Indie 500 in TO and in Indianapolis for instance......When he looked at my photos I think he liked two.......yiiiiikes! Crab always tried to help me as well. He's only met a couple of people from this GB. He's very private......I think he was drawn to me because I have a big heart......That's what he tells me. No drugs with him.....I learned my lesson in life.

Even at Eric Clapton's Guitar Fest.....I somehow sat a few seats away from one of Daniel Lanois's friends. I cannot make this stuff up! We started talking because he had his camera and I didn't bring mine. I asked him what was so special about him that it was allowed into Madison Square Gardens. I quickly became distracted as I was looking at all the NHL pennants...lol........ cameras were not allowed. He lived in Hamilton, Ontario. I was so tempted to keep in touch because of my love for music but I thought better of it........He couldn't wrap his head around the fact that a woman could be in NYC for six days on her own. Well......now he knows. The second night of Eric Clapton's Guitar Fest I ended up sitting beside someone who lived in Toronto and who also left his partner at home. I've always lived a small life....but these little coincidences or whatever you want to call them......always blow my mind because I don't seek these experiences they just seem to happen to me. It helps if you're basically a friendly person who is open to all kinds of experiences. Some I do not have to repeat ever again. :-D

Looks like another beautiful day. Yesterday I was by the cherry blossoms downtown for a quick break while shopping at a nearby store. I haven't been outside for days. So I just sat on a bench......now allowed........by myself listening to my mixed music and enjoying the sunshine....and when the music stopped because no more energy to play songs......I left.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Nice to know, thanks to BEG, that Kenny Edwards was on the Karla Bonoff song along with Garth. I doubt that it had anything to do with why they were both there, but they likely would have interacted during the Band's 1976 tour with Linda Ronstadt. Kenny was in her backing group - as he had been in the Stone Poneys in the '60s.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I had on 8-track Karla Bonoff's 1979 Restless Nights. Two fave songs were always When You Walk In The Room and The Water Is Wide. I don't know how she was in my orbit at that time. I was working at a music store while I was a student so maybe.....Years later the manager of the store was with his band playing at a hair salon...Years later she would open her own Salon in the east end and have her own music nights. I kid you not....Whose band is playing? My former Manager's band!

The Water Is Wide
Bass-Kenny Edwards Acoustic guitars-Karla Bonoff and James Taylor Accordion-Garth Hudson Background vocals-James Taylor and John David Souther

Ben....Did you ever see the film Ben with all the rats and at the end of the film you hear Michael Jackson's song Ben? Now about getting credit and not getting credit. Another poster Rollie....He was one of my very best buddies in the Chat Room, GB, and we'd chat via hotmail microphone connection.....I would always end up roaring with laughter......One time one of his brothers even got on the line. You can take the boy out of Jersey but you can't take the Jersey out of the boy. Well Ben....He composed a little harp tune for me called Angelina's Blues.....For those of you who received it a long time ago; I finally found it hiding in my files.....guess what Ben? No credit again! Sheesh! I give my heart and soul for this site and no fffffff credit!!! It was only 29 seconds long but he even says my name.....Now how many Angelina's do you know?

I guess Patti Boyd never received credit for Layla, You Look Lovely Tonight and George Harrison's Something either huh? Well....I give Clapton a lot of credit in a different way. When Patti and Eric went their separate ways.....How can you have a relationship with someone who is having a relationship with drugs? I know.....You cannot......He apparently still gave her financial assistance when she needed it. I found her autobiography at a yard sale and it was a great read.

All kidding aside....I did not write Cabbagetown Girl or Angelin's Blues.....Both men wrote these tunes based on our interactions. I never met them but I did speak directly to them. Cupid sang the song to me one night and I have a copy of the song with notation and all......See Ben I have proof! ;-D It was a time in my life when distant interactions were all I could handle. I value the time we shared together as they brought joy and comfort to someone who was emotionally exhausted from my personal relationship. Cupid moved on from the GB and I will not share where he ended up going......Rollie......He was so physically fit and full of life and ended up getting ALS.....a progressive dis....ease......and remember.....His sister was a photographer and he sent a photo she took of Garth my way....He was so fortunate to have so many siblings. My older female friends were like the older sister I never had.......and of course he was actually at TLW......how about that! He wasn't a huge fan of Robbie's but he respected that I really dug his emotionally charged guitar playing and he knew the Grand River as I did.....something in that water for sure!......He always teased about my obsession at the time but he never taunted or was anything but a gentleman to me. Well......when he did try to cross the line......just playfully.....We'd quickly get back on track as I respected his relationship with Sweet Jane. Virgil is very cool with all the male friends I have....He knows better......He knows what a pill I can be so he just laughs it off.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Totally unrelated

I wonder if any one noticed. This young man Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland. He is an actor who played "The Mountain" in Game Of Thrones. He's just a little tyke, 6'9" and 400 pounds. I happened to have this come up on my news page.

He just broke the English man's dead lift world record. I watched him on youtube lift 1104 pounds. Only thing is with these weight lifters they wear so much harness and gear to accomplish what they lift it's just cheating.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Gonks Go Beat

The 60s retrospectives stretches beyond cult to so bad-it’s- well, terrible. GONKS GO BEAT (linked) from 1964. Or 1965. I think the latter, but not enough people saw it to remember. The world is divided into Beatland and Balladisle, and the Intergalactic Federation needs to bring peace. With Graham Bond Organisation (Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce), Nashville Teens, Lulu and more. A comedy pop sci-fi warfare romantic drama. One of my longer and more comprehensive (and sarcastic) reviews with lots of pictures means you can read the review and know everything without having to see the film!


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: The Last Waltz

Wallsend, On a break from teaching 1st grade to my daughter, I just put disc 1 of the last waltz on. I'm on track 3, 'Who do you love' right now. It really is a great listen. I may have forgotten how well the original set flows together. I still have many issues with the movie, however. I'm near the end of 'Helpless' now and and going to have to pause this to return to school work, sing with me somehow....


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Tennessee Blues

Thanks to Far EM for pointing me towards that lovely Karla Bonoff song with Garth's accordion. Dunc mentioned the Hudson/Bell duo's impressive work on BaRK's "Old Hotel" the other day, but rather than link to that I thought I'd link to Bobby Charles's "Tennessee Blues", where you can drift gently downstream on a mattress woven by Amos Garrett's guitar and Garth's accordion. As as a semi-pro guitarist friend said when I played the record for him years ago, "You could listen to that forever."


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Gettin' Old

Ben, you are very diplomatic and suttle in conveying your idea of fair play. It's all in fun. You are about the only one left to carry that torch (we shot most of the rest.)

I have seen other sites not only with this subject but also Eagles, CCR and others. People feel a need to take sides and maintain the fight.

Watching the southern white supremacists and how they speak of your people is a disgrace. Then we listen to "We're all Americans". Well which is it fer chrisake.

We take our share of racial shit up here because our father was Indian (they don't even use the word Indian any more). White people say the gawd damn natives and the natives say "first nations". Me I couldn't give a shit. We all bleed red.......I think.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Dunc: This link's for you - an article about the Sonic Boom record store's latest venture. As you'll see, their current premises are vastly different than what you visited when they were on Bloor. They are now across the street and around the corner from Kensington Market, where I believe you bought yourself a fish to fry. Or was that some other Scot?


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Posted by:

Far East Man

Location: Rockport, ME

Subject: The Water Is Wide

A shout out and a thankfulness to Pat B. and all the fellas. Pat, you mentioned "The Water Is Wide" by Karla Bonoff a few days ago, and I gave it a listen. My thinking is that I had encountered her version at some point, but maybe not. What a wonderful song. I've been doing my insane over listening thing with it, and it hasn't been dulled in any way. She's a bit of a mystery to me - I remember her from way back when, but she flew under the radar I guess because she must have been normal and not a big time attention seeker. The song is a bit of a hymn, and I detected JT doing harmonies and playing guitar I believe. You said something to the effect of "nobody could play that solo like Garth" - what a gift. Honey Boy comes in and just dazzles on the melody and comes in and out and takes the song up a few notches at the least. I really love it because I have tracked down a lot of Band sidewalk, and this was fresh to my ears and new to me again. Thank you for turning me on too it - it's just really helped me through some challenging days. Blessings & peace to all.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Norm, thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate them along with the threat. Very nice. I'm reporting you to the ADL and the mossad for further investigation. Seriously, though if you think my comments are gnawing at a bone and ranting, you should go on facebook and join some Band groups. I think you'll find an exponentially higher degree of ranting and gnawing about Robbie far in excess of anything anyone has written in this forum.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Songwriting.....

......Graham Nash and David Crosby described the Woodstock Festival in great detail to the “prevented from going to the hippie-fest by her management” Joni Mitchell.....she then wrote the classic song “Woodstock”....... The writing credit is to Joni only - no one has ever complained......and she was sleeping with Nash at the time for crying out loud.....RR and Levon were never THAT close.

Where is sadavid ? Just saw something by Gwynne Dyer and thought of him. Winnipeg boys all like Bachman, Cummings and Neil Young........Very much missed here as the golden days of 25-40 posts a day at the GB return.

On Lenny Breau and Randy Bachman - anyone else feeling a bit “Undun”


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Best of Van

Hey Haso,haven't had time to look in here for a few days. Putting in too many hours with boats and garden to stay awake long enough to look in here. I see your post to BEG commenting on not enough VAN!

Not sure if you know the boy up here Colin James. He does a pretty good job of my favourite Van tune (as a matter of fact they can play this one at my celebration of life. As I slide "Into the Mystic".

If you like slide you will really like this young fellow playing with Colin.

OK I've watched all this discussion, thought it over carefully and came to the decision I'll just have to put out a contract on BEN. Like I did on Steve all those years ago. I tried to find the contractor I hired back then but he retired. He was no good any way. Every time he took a shot at Steve he missed.

But Ben just keeps on ranting how Robbie should have given Levon a piece of the cake just because he was a "good ol' boy" and told a few stories that (were made up any way). Legally it was here say anyways he got 'em from some one else. That boy juzz keeps nawing on that bone.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: pbs link

And then, Angie, what a great link to this weekend's edition of the NewsHour, about Levon's Barn. John Sebastian comes off as authentic, at least to me, as the founder of the Barn there in Woodstock. I couldn't think of the name of the road it's on, but long may it live, at least for recording.

Thinking back to being 15 and an older couple springing for a bunch of us to see "Woodstock" at the cinema, the 1st summer it was out (you had to be over 17 to get in on your own, the Fish Cheer and all might corrupt our soft brains). John Sebastian was the absolute highlight for me, at the time. Think I went out quickly to buy his album, full color of him in that tie-dye set-up.

Hey, one ?. As much as you mention Louuuu and Robbie, never so much about Van. Yet you are the "beg", have to assume it's due to you being exactly that; I guess Lisa would know, huh. Well, and Virgil but he doesn't evidently visit us. I understand, neither would ever my partner. If he's inclined to humor... maybe properly called topical, I'm not sure; but we've been telling Virgil Fawcett stories forever. You can encounter those in a long past series of releases under the heading of "Bert & I" by the late, great Maine humorist, Marshall Dodge. His sidekick, Robert Bryan was a fly-in Episcopal/Anglican preacher for many years on your side of the 48th parallel (Labrador and Newfoundland, if memory serves).

You, Norm and whoever else, especially w/ the recent references to B. Marley, let me vouch for "War/No More Trouble" off of the 1st PfC dvd/cd/lp. Good for a counteraction if you've been absorbing too much news media for the mental health.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Ben, I can understand what you are saying about TLW. The interviews are dated and kind of cringy from today's perspective. However, I have never accepted the criticism that Levon put up that it was focused too much on Robbie. Obviously it was Robbie's project so there is a lot of him in it but I thought Levon's performances were fantastic. I never had the feeling that it portrayed Robbie as the 'leader' and still don't.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Haso, OWB is coming out on blu ray and dvd on 5/26 according to amazon.

Wallsend, I have very mixed feelings about the last waltz. I enjoy listening to the music much more than watching the movie.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Which came first - "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" or "WS Walcott Medicine Show"?


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Ben, of course it is fine that we have different opinions. I like Henry Thoreau's words to the effect that 'if a man thinks himself more right than his neighbour then that makes him a majority of one'. The thing I find upsetting, and I don't know why since I don't have a horse in the race, is all the abuse that is heaped on Robbie. Even by your own reckoning, any obligation he had was a moral one and not a legal one. I also find it odd that Levon and Levon's fans like to trash TLW. If it was a bad movie I could understand it but complaining about a three minute song by Neil Diamond or Robbie wearing a scarf seems ridiculous. I think as Larry Campbell put it, Levon could have chosen to see things in a whole different way.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: owb

Beg: I agree w/ your characterization of Peter's work, I mean for length. Maybe as novella, but I don't think of it as fictional. For my money, Sid Griffin, A.S. Scott or whatever the NY Times chief film critic's name is, etc. have nothing on our commish.

Interesting discussion on addictive substances you've begun. Probably adcd myself, fortunately have avoided substances in that way; as I commonly say, instead of going on at any length why, if I did X or Y or Z, you'd likely only know me when you happened to kick me on the sidewalk somewhere. That said, I'm no expert such as Dominique and although have heard a good deal over the years about RR and Marty, post concert, I don't believe I knew they were "enslaved" (my term) to the powder for that long. I'd agree that some more balance, probably both in the film and Testimony might have been in order. It should be interesting to see how Robbie addresses all that in volume 2.

Solomon, Angie etc.: anybody know if OWB is out on dvd yet or if there are plans in that regard?

Dag: good works, all around. As a digital immigrant (not quite a Luddite, but close), I'll see if I or a more astute friend can figure out how to utilize your efforts.

Ok, it's still early so I can go back to Peter's review of OWB and leave the dvr to get me up-to-date on the ESPN MJ documentary. I guess the filmmaker is a local (New England) guy and I'll be REALLY keen if he can do a doc on the Celtics '85/'86 team.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

Wallsend, I don't see any comparison. Again, Dylan didn't have a personal relationship with Zanzinger or Joey Gallo. Being inspired by a movie or a newspaper story to write a song is a far cry from using details from stories by a band mate and "brother" who sings the song in question. Sorry, I see this as entirely different.

In my view, Levon and Robbie had a collaborative relationship in the early years of the Band. Obviously and unfortunately for Levon's sake, it wasn't a formalized relationship like Lennon/McCartney pr Jager/Richards, but I believe that Levon was Robbie's muse in a sense for a number of songs focused on the South. I'm not suggesting that Robbie wasn't the primary writer. But, I think that Levon deserved a partial credit for some of the songs that were inspired by experiences.

That's my two cents on this. I get the sense that many of the folks here disagree with me and that's fine. I think it would be pretty boring if everyone had the same opinion on these things.


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Wallsend

Ben, Dylan made up a song based on the details from Willian Zanzinger's life. Isn't that what you are saying Robbie did with Levon? Let me put it another way, does Robbie have a moral obligation to give Luis Bunuel or the Martin guitar company a writing credit? If Robbie had copied word for word something Levon had said, for example, if Levon had written a poem and Robbie had set it to music, I would say he had not only a moral but also a legal to give a writing credit. However, if two people are just chatting and one of them goes off and turns bits of the conversation into a song, I don't see any moral obligation to give a credit. Anyway, this is not actually what Levon accused Robbie of doing. He accused him of wholesale theft of songs that were group efforts. Which brings us back to Peter's point about why the authorship of Rick and Richard's songs are never challenged. Maybe it was because those songs didn't make all that much money and did not have the iconic status Robbie's songs did.


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Pat B

I'm sure Levon wanted RR to pay him so that Levon could forward the money to whomever told Levon the stories. I can see the especial moral imperative if it were a Levon relative. I'm also sure Levon forwarded his share of the publishing company to the real storytellers.


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Ben

Location: New Jersey

brown eyed girl, that's outrageous. You definitely deserve a co-writing credit on 'Cabbagetown girl' along with the ghost of Morris Levy


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ben...Uhhh....Cupid from the GB wrote Cabbagetown Girl for me and no credit. Just sayin'. Another really sweet guy who played music and would join us in the Chat Room....One time a musician from The Crowmatix showed up and he reminded me of the lyrics of a song by Edgar Winter.....Again, it's those unexpected surprises that bring some light into your life.

Levon Helm’s spirit remains in barn that bears his nam Arts May 2, 2020


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

he Last Waltz Blues Jam
Bob Margolin
Blues Review
June 2002


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Bill, I was simply responding to Wallsend's question, he didn't elaborate on the thought process.

Again, I don't see any equivalence in writing a song based on a crime that's reported in the media and writing a song based on stories that a friend, whom you refer to as a brother and bandmate personally share with you.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Ben: I think Wallend was making the point that songizing verbal reportage is not all that different than songizing newpaper reportage. I think we'd all agree that Levon would have deserved credit if Robbie had borrowed phrases from reportage of happenings in Turkey Scratch, as we would if Dylan had simply set Bill Z's newspaper article to music.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: William Zanziger and Bod Dylan, Once were brothers, brothers no more...

Wallsend, Absolutely not. I don't see any analogy between writing a song based on a newspaper story and writing a song based on stories that your close friend and band mate tell you.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

“We Can Talk” about “American Women”......I needed that curveball tonight, BEG! Thank you for the reminder of the great Canadian rock n roll vocal talents of Burton Cummings and Richard Manuel.

Rodrigo Duterte ( President of the Philippines) may be a nut most of the time but his position on wanting to shoot anyone who ventures outside without a mask on I support 100%. The ignorance and lack of consideration exhibited by anyone who leaves their house without a mask on right now is astonishing.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rod..."We Can Talk"
The Band
Big Pink
Released July 1, 1968
Songwriter(s) Richard Manuel
Producer(s) John Simon

"We Can Talk" is a 1968 song by The Band that was the opener for the second side of their debut album Music From Big Pink[1] Written by Richard Manuel, it features The Band's three main vocalists (Manuel, Levon Helm and Rick Danko) in nearly equal turns, often finishing each other's phrases. Initially a staple of their concerts (including Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival 1969), it was dropped from the set list in 1971."[2]


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Posted by:

Rod

Was it Levon who said We Can Talk was based on the way the guys use to talk to each other?


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Ben, do you think Bob Dylan had a moral obligation to pay William Zantinger song writing royalties for The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you Lisa!!!!! You are correct! Thank you for paying attention! lol Still looking for the caricature btw.....and yesterday evening after our daily clanging and banging in solidarity for all the workers who are keeping us alive.....The person who usually sings opera.....sang My Way. You just never know when some light will enter your life.
Thanks again. Yes, we'll have to wait and see what part 2 brings us. Btw, as for drug use I remember in my literature class we studied The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1834...He had a thing for opium. So there ya go. It's always been here just the choice of drugs changes sometimes....Oxy, weed is now legal.......My stock has plummeted badly but I'm in it for the long run. lol As we know.....white sugar has always been a drug.....Medieval times for instance. That's why when it's Hallowe'en time at school......Yikes!

Dunc...I forgot to say that it's really too bad that we didn't meet up as I can see we would have had other things to talk about besides music like education, Scotland, etc. I really like how how both of you really took advantage of all the good things TO has to offer and you even made it to Stratford to visit with Richard!! Just to clarify.......I didn't go to NYC to meet another Band poster per say as I was there to visit with my two friends.....(He had already met one female poster before me and was later to meet another one...)....One of my friends was renting an apartment for the entire summer to study vocal music as she taught Music and Drama .....She rented from none other than a member from the group Psychedelic Furs.....I cannot make this stuff up. She had never heard of them but I had one of their CDS. The other friend was the owner of the bed and breakfast apartment since 1991.......I visited so many times with everyone in my life and solo......During the weekend that Hank from Cork (former poster) was performing close to Columbia U....She just said.......We're friends now; stay longer so you and Crab can go see him perform and we did! Great show and Bar. Sometimes I'm just in the right place at the right time. Those are the very special times because it was so unexpected......... ;-D

May 14: Bob Dylan & The Hawks: Odeon Theatre, Liverpool, England 1966


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Posted by:

Lisa

beg, I think the reason OWB doesn't deal with Robbie's lapse with Martin Scorsese is that it follows Testimony, which only goes up to the Last Waltz, and the time they lived together was the couple years after that. So we'll have to wait for Part 2 of the biography to see how he handles the issue, which should be interesting.

I can't remember the exact interview, and I'm just recalling from memory, but he said (more or less) about heroin that he never liked it and never understood it, and was afraid of it. He also said he just couldn't take it (I think he meant general substance abuse) to the extent the others could. So I definitely got the impression he had maybe tried heroin but didn't like it, and that was that.

Substance abuse seems so ingrained in human nature, right throughout the ages. People have always found ways to alter their realities. But I do think drug use has certainly changed for the worse during my lifetime. It really started in the 60s.


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Posted by:

Crazy Chester

Location: Texas

Subject: Odd coincidence last night

So I went to get some P-Terry's (fast food burger) last night and happened to have a mix CD playing in my car that was playing the studio album version of "Stage Fright" as I pulled up to the drive-thru. I pause the song so they could hear me and take my order. When I pulled up to the window to pay and get my food, I hear the same version of "Stage Fright" playing on the speaker inside the building, only about 10 seconds off from where I paused it. Pretty sure it's the only time I've ever heard that one playing at a random establishment, too.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Flashback: Neil Diamond Proves Himself Worthy at ‘The Last Waltz’
Even Band drummer Levon Helm didn’t understand why Diamond was invited
By Andy Greene

I didn't have to use the washroom/restroom during the two times I saw TLW at the Elgin Theatre in 1978 or with Pretty Girl (from the GB) when it was shown uptown, or the many times I watched the concert doc at home but.....if I needed to; I would have walked out during Mystery Train. Virgil would have probably just stayed for Muddy. Oh well....At least there was one that he could appreciate. ;-D


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bobby Gregg
December 11, 2013

Gary: “Tonight I will look at a musician, a drummer that only cracked the BB top 40 once, but played with a lot of important people.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Johnny Reid Debuts ‘People Like You’, Dedicates Song To Nova Scotia

COREY ATAD
1 May 2020

Johnny "Reid is paying tribute to the resolve of Nova Scotians. "On Friday, the Canadian artist released his new single “People Like You”, dedicated to the people of Nova Scotia and the 22 people killed by a mass shooter last month. Reid also announced that proceeds from the music video will go to the Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund."


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: OWB

Peter, Very well done and thorough review. I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on any specific points related to the movie.

However, there are a couple of points that you touch on that are worthy of further discussion. Levon's asking for the sharing of credit of Robbie's songs versus Richard's or Rick's songs. Well, Rick and Richard's handful of songs didn't contain elements of stories from Levon's life. The only songs that do are songs credited to Robbie. The primary examples to me are 'The weight' and 'W.S. Walcott Medicine Show', Both of these songs contain characters and references that Levon shared with Robbie. So, in a sense, Levon was Robbie's muse for a number of songs dealing with the South. That's my take on it, certainly that doesn't meet a legal definition of songwriting, however it may meet a moral one.

Regarding the reformed Band, you covered their history too briefly. The Band toured with the Cates from 1983-1984, Jim Weider joined in 1985 and they toured as a 5 piece until Richard's death in 1986. Blondie Chaplin joined briefly when they resumed touring, and there were shows with different lineups through 1986 and 1987. Artie Traum, Fred Carter and Jorma Kaukonen played shows with them in this period. In 1990, Stan Szelest joined and toured with them until his death in 1991, and he was briefly replaced by Billy Preston. Richard Bell joined after this and Randy Ciarlante joined as second drummer and backup vocalist somewhere around this time. So, the 6 member 90's Band (Levon, Rick, Garth, Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante, Richard Bell) was in place in place sometime in late 1991 or early 1992. This lineup toured through 1996 and into 1997. Rick got busted in Japan in 1997 and there were a handful of shows done in his absence with Professor Louie and members of the Cromatix. The very last shows were done in New Orleans over New Year's 1998/99 at Levon's club. I think a Pete Frame Rock family tree to cover all of these changes is in order.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Healthy Happy Belated May Day and International Workers Rights.

Peter! I am loving your novella on Once Were Brothers. I saw it the same week as opening night. The only time I thought hmmmm.....well maybe more than once....When the substance abuse within The Band came up and basically was the reason why it was impossible to continue as a band.....at least for the time being.....Ok...We all knew that Robbie and Marty were housemates and for two years snorted coke after their partners gave them the boot. I don't recall any mention of this fact in the doc. If you're going to talk about the evil H....which it is as you are physically and psychologically addicted....along with this evil aura around this particular drug in particular....In school saw a doc on this drug......whereas Reefer Madness showed us as students that it was a social drug.....Marley keeps telling us it's an herb mon.......You are not a slave to it whereas Louuu tells us honestly in his song Heroin....It's my life it's my wife....I wasn't comfortable with the emphasis on the addictions of the three musketeers but not his own substance abuse....Two years straight.....You are no longer experimenting or using recreationally. Yes, as Dominique tells us Robbie didn't have the gene for addiction.....but Robbie was a coke head for two years straight.....Whitney Houston told us that crack is whack.....so if you have the means you go to snow. Heroin always gets the evil rap but blow is very dangerous as well. One time an acquaintance of mine who worked in the toy department (with John Candy's Aunt who resembled her nephew) while I was beside them in the music department; out of the blue phoned me to tell me that his lungs had collapsed because of all the dust he had been taking for a long time. Dom was very protective of her X....I certainly I appreciate and get that....At one point she says that he wasn't an angel but she never came out and said anything about his own relationship with cocaine. Not everyone goes from weed to this very addictive drug that makes you feeeeel more important than you actually feeeeel.

The very first time I saw Robbie even mention the presence of smack within The Band was during his interview with Pamela Wallin. He stated yes heroin came through The Band. I am still not clear whether he even tried it himself or maybe he did, but because he wasn't drawn to it or it wasn't drawn to him....He stuck with coke. My understanding of H is that people who gravitate to this drug are in severe emotional pain. Sure you can try it and not necessarily continue it....If you can escape the addiction...some of us are lucky here. The other person who I lived with tried it once and puked his brains out. He did with alcohol as well but his gene or preference was alcohol....cocaine was a close second. He never tried H again. He did try crack a couple of times when we were not sharing a home...luckily he never did again.....One time I arrived to his basement apartment in the west end and this woman was there with a can in her hand and a lighter. I gave him a look like.....make a choice right now........Unfortunately he chose me....The music played on....especially soul and reggae......rock too.


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Bill M

Bobby Gregg may have been the best drummer in the universe, but he wasn't offered the permanent job. Dylan went with whoever the Hawks chose (i.e., Sandy Konikoff). All Bob and/or management was left to do was a) decide whether to cancel dates or go with a temp drummer and b) if the latter, choose the temp. Gregg was a sound choice - a first-rate drummer who knew much of the material backwards and forwards. However, Bobby's feelings about flying were neither here nor there: he wasn't offered the permanent job.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Once Were Brothers

I thought the film could have done without the hypnotist at Winterland story and Scorsese on TLW. We have these stories well covered on Classic Albums and The Last Waltz DVD documentary from a few years back. I would rather have heard mention of ROA and Moondog Matinee with a song or two from both albums complete with images. I don't have that many complaints and feel at the end of the day it's a really strong documentary. I enjoyed it! I might watch it again tonight;)


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Peter V

Bobby Gregg had been in the studio filling in on the Dylan session when Levon left. That was the connection. He was there. As one of the most sought after session drummers of the era, I would suspect that Bobby Gregg was too expensive to take on tour for long, though the usual story is that he didn't want to travel. I'd add mentally "at the price on offer."

Thanks for the stuff on Strawberry Wine v Carnival. Maybe we can add it. That's how a lot of the song articles grew and grew.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: pv-owb

Jan: thanks, thanks, & thanks. I knew we would get exactly what you call it... the definitive review. From what folks locally would call "the commish", if they were fortunate enough to read him. Commish, means commissioner, which is what we typically call the headman of a sports league. And when a reporter on such is widely acknowledged as THE expert or most legendary in their field, we call 'em the commish. No gloss, that's Peter.

Only 1/2 way through your review but full of nuggets. And your quote of Taj is the right on one. Definitely the only crew to hold their clothes, so to speak, w/ the 4 from Liverpool. I'm glad you've said that's been your take for 50 years. My other long-felt opinion (would like your comment Peter), while everyone rightfully credits B. Dylan w/ changing, opening up totally how/why/what rock writes songs about; obviously not the least Robbie or the Beatles... my sense, as a layman you understand is this. That the 5 taught him just about as much about how to write the music part. Doesn't somebody say in that bbc doc that he effectively says I'll write songs (verses) you never imagined and they said effectively we can play tunes you never dreamed of.

Anyway back to reading, as late as it is (and I haven't even washed today's dishes yet). Tedeschi Trucks on "nugs tv" at the Beacon Theatre can keep me very distracted, but I still need some decent headphones.


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Bill M

Peter V: We'll done!! Now I'm itching for a chance to see the damned thing again. I really liked it when it played at the Toronto FIM fest, but I didn't take notes - so you've added a great deal to my appreciation of the film. Of your criticisms, the only one I take issue with is the mild (or perhaps implicit) rebuke to Robbie for saying the Hawks had just one drummer between Levon and Mickey Jones. I'd say that's true from a Hawks PoV: they chose Sandy Konikoff to replace Levon, and Bobby Gregg was just some guy that management hired to fill in for a couple weeks as Sandy worked out his notice with Hawkins.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Songwriting

Robbie with Rick Danko’s manager Carol Caffin for Crawdaddy:

Crawdaddy!: “There’s always been this songwriting thing, you know, and what constitutes songwriting…

Robertson: You know, some people write songs and some people don’t. Some people can and some people can’t. Some people can a little bit, but not too much, right, not very much. I’ve just been a songwriter all my life; that’s what I do. I love writing songs, and I write songs, and the whole thing about the songwriting thing is just pure nonsense. I gave credit to the guys that were justthere when I was writing songs. I didn’t have to do that. I gave the guys publishing on all of the stuff—we all shared in that, you know, and I didn’t have to do that. Whenever I wrote a song with somebody—like, I wrote songs with Richard [Manuel], and we co-wrote songs—that’s what we did. And that’s what it is. There was no mystery to this, like, “Oh, we were really writing the songs.” Nobody was writing the songs except me, unless it says so. And nobody ever mentioned this until 15 or 20 years after the Band was no longer together. The whole thing is just really preposterous.

Crawdaddy!: The first I heard of it was in the early ‘90s. And I’m not trying to do “the interview that sets the record straight” or anything.

Robertson: And I don’t even mind talking about it, just because… to me, I’d never really paid that much attention to that. This came up when Levon was really having a tough time. Levon used to blame everybody for something, you know. It was either the manager, or the lawyer, or the agent, or the business manager, or the accountant—it was always somebody else’s fault. And it was something that I felt horrible about, because I didn’t believe in it, and I very much tried to convince him that… these people aren’t stealing from you. You don’t have enough for them to steal from you. And I got really, really tired of trying to explain this a million times. Then when I wasn’t there anymore, then, all of a sudden, it was me. But I was used to that, so that’s why I never gave it much credibility. Anyway, I just wish Levon all the best in the world—he is a great guy, and I love all the guys in the Band dearly. I just don’t wish anybody any bad at all. But I wrote the songs on this album, I wrote the songs on those albums—that’s what I do. And back then, I went off and wrote the songs, and like I said, the couple of times that I ever wrote when anybody was there… I wrote “Life is a Carnival”, and I gave Levon credit and Rick credit because they were there when I was doing it.

Crawdaddy!: So you wrote that song entirely?

Robertson: Oh yes, absolutely. Levon played drums on it, and he sang on it. He did what he did on it and all of the other songs. He figured out a nice little drum part on it. That’s not writing a song, I’m sorry.

Crawdaddy!: I didn’t mean to go into that territory, but it’s just this thing that’s there, and if I didn’t ask you, people would be saying, “Why didn’t she ask him about this?” So thank you.”

......and Kevin J’s memory of RR’s comments on Strawberry Wine in the past are that he was very proud of Levon for having made a really good effort at writing a song and that he helped him finish it.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: The Authorized Biography

Apparently, this has been released on DVD but it seems hard to find. This is from my VHS.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Doc Pomus

I think Doc Pomus would have made a lot more sense than Neil Diamond to appear at the last waltz if the intent was to represent the Brill building. Pomus had several interactions with members of the Band over the years from the time they were backing Ronnie in the early 60's through the Rock of Ages concerts. The Band went on to record a fine version of Pomus's 'Youngblood' in the mid 90's.


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Posted by:

Rod

Gary Chester - Crazy Chester?


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Posted by:

Rod

Pat B, you are right. Not sure why I though Alan Lindgreen was there. However, I did check my old vinyl copy of TLW and Tom Malone gets a credit for the horn arrangment on The Weight.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: Drummer

Thanks for the review, Peter!

The drummer Robbie is talking about could be the one playing on the Tiny Tim recordings in February 1967. In his book, John Simon thinks it might have been Gary Chester.


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Wallsend

Rod, (pay attention!), at the top of the review it says Jan provided a special link so Peter could watch it.

Great review Peter. I don't want to nit-pick (well I do really, it is what I do) but Robbie said one time Levon came back from Arkansas with the beginnings of Strawberry Wine and asked if Robbie could help him finish it. It was Life is a Carnival that Robbie gave Levon a writing credit for because he was just there when he wrote it. Interestingly, in the 'authorised' Band documentary from the mid 90's, Levon said he and Rick came up with the riff and don't even mention Robbie.


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Rod

Great review Peter. How did u manage to watch It?


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Posted by:

Pat B

Rod, that's Dennis St. John on drums who was Neil Diamond's right hand guy.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Even putting aside Robbie's comment, the idea that they would bump Muddy Waters so Neil Diamond could perform is ridiculous. Neil's song is only a couple of minutes long and even taking into account the time it took him to get on and off the stage it couldn't have added up to more than ten or fifteen minutes in a five hour show. If they wanted to chop something, they could have axed one of Joni's songs or, better still, Evangeline/the Last Waltz Suite which they obviously hadn't rehearsed and didn't even know. I agree that he didn't really fit in but the way Levon talked about him (and consequently all his followers who think TWOF is the Gospel) you would think he was the devil or something.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Country boy

Country Boy was (I think) a Richard demo ...or several Richard demos spliced together with backing added later. And it sounds a bit that way as well. The drums especially sound quite tentative like Levon is trying to 2nd guess where the next beat is going to land.

From memory TLW credits claim that Alan Lindgreen from Neil Diamonds band also played that night. It looks to me though that John Simon was playing piano.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Well done, Peter V.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Levon was totally dismissive of Neil Diamond and didn't think the "Tin Pan Alley" angle had any relationship to The Band. Levon supposedly countered with Doc Pomus which is silly. There were people forking out a lot of money to make TLW (it was supposedly a no-go unless they got Dylan) and replacing a huge star like Neil Diamond with Doc Pomus would have been almost suicidal. Don't forget that RR got paid $250,000 to produce Diamond's Beautiful Noise album which would have exacerbated the perception of RR cashing in while the rest awaited their turns.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

The legendary Peter Viney has now written the definitive(?) review of the new The Band/Robbie documentary Once Were Brothers, exclusively for The Band web site!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Great Songs last

50 years ago this week - “American Woman” hit #1.

.....and I just saw a commercial for a new mini-series “Mrs. America” which has America Women as its theme song...... for this song alone never mind 10 or 12 others, The Guess Who should be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.......will anyone be playing a Pretenders song in 50 years?


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Ahhh....Thank you, Ben. Though, bets would have been called off in Hollywood because if it doesn’t make it to screen then it never really happened !

As to Neil ever having been considered as a replacement to Muddy Waters, RR had this to say:

“Someone claimed years later that there had been a dispute over whether Muddy’s performance would be included in the Last Waltz. This is absolutely untrue. Then, to top it off, I heard that we’d contemplated replacing Muddy’s performance in the film with Neil Diamond’s. Ridiculously false. No one involved, not Marty, nor any of us, ever considered not including Muddy in the film. His performance in The Last Waltz is phenomenal and speaks for itself.”


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Dry your eyes

Kevin, The version Wallsend was referring to isn't in the movie, it's the unedited black and white version. Both versions are on youtube, this version runs about 45 seconds longer than the movie clip.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Neil Diamond Last Waltz

Just pulled out the film and watched “Dry Your Eyes” ...... as I had thought, song ends and it cuts directly to Garth talking about fixing the screen door and chopping wood.....No handshake from Levon......and Neil Diamond did have his own drummer on stage for the song. Levon is there but just gingerly following along.

Nice way to start the day, actually......Great song and performance of it.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Girl On A Motorcycle

Another in the 60s Retrospective series. 1968, and Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon in GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE. (linked). It’s a cult movie, which as I say means some of it is inept, and for a few years it was hard to find. Wiki suggests it was the sixth highest grossing film of 19068 which seems highly unlikely. I had more fun doing the slightly sarcastic review (!) than I did watching the film, I think.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Two things:

Neil Diamond.......I don’t recall Levon shaking his hand at the end of his song......In fact, didn’t Neil bring his own drummer with him to the show?

I loved Neil Diamond’s song and performance that night and it fit nicely with the story as told in the movie. Cool kids bullshit to mock his presence - especially for a salary man floater like Ronnie Wood who contributed nothing that night and those laughable white overalls.....


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Posted by:

Ben

Subject: The Jewish Elvis

Wallsend, I happen to like Neil Diamond. As a Jew and Elvis fan, how could I not be a fan of Neil. However, I don't think he really fit in at the last waltz. And I think that's Levon's issue was more in relation to Muddy Waters. The idea that Muddy would be bumped in favor of Diamond is what angered Levon.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Westcoaster : " I've asked you guys nicely to watch these guys.......but no. Now watch this gawd damn video!!.......my heart is giving in again. "

I have watched the video: "All Along The Watchtower". This was just an ordinary hard rock s**t. Our school boy band did it better in the seventies. I'll do it better with my 50 years old banjo! - Sorry, you should know better. I am sure _YOU_ could do this song better!

After all, I gave it a chance. Don't judge me.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Ben, I always found it a little odd that Levon (and his fans) have such disdain for Neil Diamond. He has sold over 130 million albums. He has 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums, 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 multi-platinum albums. Even if you don't like his music, those are impressive numbers.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That would have been nice to have met up, Beg. On my first trip related to a Commonwealth visit,, I visited about eight Toronto schools and did a talk for a big breakfast meeting. I probably met a lot of people you know. I’ve spent a month of my life in Toronto.

Barrack Street - Nic Jones. Love this traditional dance song and love the album. Peter the V got me into Penguin Eggs - a beautiful album.

Old Hotel - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Richard Bell andGarth are brilliant on this. I got into them because of Bill M’s and the late Steve’s enthusiasm for the band, I was collecting Garth on albums a little, and I read About Tom Wilson’s enthusiasm for John Martyn in his youth in Hamilton and they recorded a John Martyn song.

Mr Tambourine Man-The Byrds - this is one of the first four records that I bought. Still seems so fresh to me.

I Used To Be A King - Shawn Colvin. Again it was Peter the V that introduced me ito Shawn Colvin. Is there no end to that man’s knowledge? (Hi Peter) Graham Nash is really good live. Band fans seek out her covers of Acadian Driftwood and Twilight. Maybe you could link them, BEG. Really good.

My Generation - The Who. I feel lucky to have seen them live at their peak, I think 69 or 70. The four originals. It was in a hall seating 3000 with about 800 forged tickets. Hundreds of mature mods - what an atmosphere.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Wallsend, My guess is that Levon was applauding Neil Diamond's exit from the stage because he was happy that the song was over and Diamond was leaving. From reports I've read, the person who really hated Diamond at the concert was Ronnie Wood.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I like Greil Marcus's approach in the excerpt that BEG provided. Even if I've never noticed ties binding so many of the songs, other links leap off the page - and not necessarily Band songs. For example, there's material towards the end of "This Wheel's On Fire" (lyrics by Dylan, not Danko, presumably) that could have been from "The Weight" (or vice versa), there's "Lo And Behold" and "The Weight", there's the glimmer of "Lonesome Suzie" in "Unfaithful Servant" (along with a spark from "Take A Letter Maria", and there's a significant creation-myth bit in "The Shape I'm In" that appears to have been inspired by Donovan's "Atlantis". While the Band and Dylan songs could have been born in the Basement together, I suspect that "Take A Letter Maria" and "Atlantis" happened to have been on the radio frequently when Robbie wrote "Unfaithful Servant" and "Shape I'm In".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One of my friends was working for Amnesty International before she started her teaching career. We didn't end up at the same schools but we both had music in our blood. Her partner's grandfather was so well known in the academic field that a College at UofT was named after him. I was so glad that she gave the extra concert tickets to myself and my South American/Caribbean....He didn't know most of the acts at Toronto's Concert For International Amnesty....but his mind and heart was always open to any kind of musical genre....His fave musical genre was reggae by far. When Tracy Chapman came on stage he woke up as some acts......huh? Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, etc. put him to sleep....lol....
When we were in NYC the week of St. Paddy's Day...I suggested we see The Chieftains at Carnegie Hall. He was the only non-white.....I was so shocked because in TO it would have been a more mixed audience. It was very unfortunate for all concerned that music could not save him and that his demons devoured him. Anyway, when Tracy Chapman came on stage in TO...he woke up - Stand by Me (Live on Letterman 2015)

Stay Safe
Stay Strong
Stay connected to Music

Nomadic Mike...What's going on? I seem to have lost most people's email once I bought a new computer.

Good night Kevin

Good Night Everyone.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with The Band, at the Mississippi River Festival, July 14, 1969. Photos linked.

"Country music singer songwriter-cut-up Kinky Friedman threw a burrito-and-beer bash in his new Hollywood apartment recently; the 200 guests included Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Art Garfunkel, Jack Nicholson, Elliott Gould, Dennis Hopper, Roger McGuinn and Rick Danko and Levon Helm from The Band.

Dylan was bopped in the head with a beer can when he arrived at 11 p.m.; he then took refuge in a side room, where he warbled versions of “Long Black Veil” and “Lay Lady Lay.” Mitchell sang “Free Man in Paris,” and Hopper displayed his talents as a marksman with some guacamole bulls-eyes.

High point of the evening came when Kinky, Dylan and Garfunkel serenaded Elliott Gould with a beery rendering of “People.” Barbara Streisand’s ex-husband was not amused; he muttered something about Dylan being a “four-foot, two-inch Jewish prince” and eventually had to be shown the door.

The party lasted until 5 a.m., but Dylan, who had nodded off, didn’t leave until 7, when Joni drove him home to Malibu."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Excerpt
From Mystery Train
Grail Marcus

Crossing The Border

"The liveliest songs (half Robertson’s, half Manuel’s, and all of a piece) shared an oddly familiar actor: the voice of “Lonesome Suzie,” “Caledonia Mission,” “To Kingdom Come,” “We Can Talk About It Now,” “Chest Fever,” “The Weight,” and “Long Black Veil.”* His part is taken by Levon (gutty, carnal, bewildered, always hanging onto the end of his rope), Rick Danko (quivering, melancholy, hesitant), Manuel (the Band’s great sentimentalist, devastated and bursting with joy by turns), Robbie (anxious, yelping), or the four of them at once; but as I hear them now, years after I thought I knew this record, the vocals, like the writing, complete a single story.

The hero of this story (such as I find him, and I ought to note that I am setting the story down—or, if you like, making it up—simply as I hear it, without much regard for song sequence, cross-checked lyrics, or other formalities) has Big Pink pretty much to himself. He almost disappears on the next album, The Band, returns with Stage Fright, loses his voice on Cahoots, and perhaps hits the end of his road with Richard Manuel’s singing on a handful of the rock ’n’ roll classics that make up Moondog Matinee. To follow his trail is to leave out a good bit of what the Band has done—wonderful tunes like “Get Up Jake” and “Strawberry Wine,” and their work with Bob Dylan. But there is a storyteller in their music, and in one form or another, his tale is the one I’m after, because it seems to be the one the Band tells best: the story of the worried man."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Amy Helm - "The Stones I Throw" - Track-by-Track Commentary


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Tom Petty’s 50 Greatest Songs

His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music.
Here’s the definitive guide to his best songs

"Southern Accents closes with a powerful ballad that Petty calls “one of the best songs I ever wrote.” He’d intended “The Best of Everything” for 1981’s Hard Promises, but held it and eventually gave it to Robbie Robertson, who added horns and enlisted his fellow Band alums Garth Hudson on keyboard and Richard Manuel on backing vocals. The Heartbreakers rarely play it live, but they performed it in concert in 2012, dedicating the song to Band drummer Levon Helm, who had died the morning of the show."


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Wallsend, because Levon was a perfect Southern gentleman. :)


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