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The Band Guestbook

Welcome to The Band guestbook. If you have problems reading this page, see the answers to frequently asked questions about the guestbook.

You can add your own comments by signing the guestbook. Please behave and follow the rules of conduct.

If you are looking for previous entries or posters, try searching the guestbook archives.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Where I Should Always Be

Thanks, Angie. Good to hear again.


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Posted by:

Rod

Thanks BEG :-)

Lorde ............. yeah, nah


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One more before I go out for my daily walk with music. I'm walking on sunshine I'm walking on sunshine And it's starting to feel good, hey All right now And it's starting to feel good

BILL M continues to participate in The Band Guest Book even though some of have said their fare thee wells....

Believes in The Hawks!
Inquisitive
Loves Canadiana music
Local Music Supporter
Makes Pickering proud


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson Quotes
53 wallpapers

My favourite quote is not listed...

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

Robbie with Red Road Ensemble...Golden Feather

Glenn is a great father!

Likeable to all Guest Book posters

Easy going vibe

Notices others for their gifts

Never disappoints

New Zealand has given the music world ROD from The Band GB, The Finn Brothers, Lorde....and NBA's Steven Adams...Just sayin'.

Ready to keep The Band Guest Book going, going, going until gone

Outstanding guitar player

Dad to two teenage boyzzz!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Three songs that Robbie Robertson will never forget


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Posted by:

Rod

Now that we are approaching the End of Days it may be a good time to play a few "what if" type games. I'll kick the ball rolling with "what was a recording that indicated where the original 5 could have progressed to after TLW". My suggestion is "The Walls Came Down" by The Call - mainly because of Garth's great synth playing.


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Posted by:

Jonathan Katz

Location: Columbia MD

Subject: Guestbook closing

To Jan: Many many thanks. I am not sure when I first discovered your site, but I have spent a lot of enjoyable time reading and learning.

To Guestbook posters: I learned much from you also, particularly leads to music that was new to me and dear to you.

To Peter Viney: Thanks especially.

"Goodbye and goodnight."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: House of Blue Lights

Yesterday I mentioned the Canadian Aces, ad early '80s group led by Robbie's former bandmate in Johnny Rhythm and the Suedes, Scott Cushnie. Here's a lively live version of "House Of Blue Lights". I like to think of it as one of the songs that Scott was playing when members of the Consuls (including Robbie) happened upon him playing solo boogie woogie in a hall and ditched their old band to go with him. It was clearly an early favourite of his, as his boyhood friend Kelly Jay also recorded the song on his first album with Crowbar in 1970. I wonder if Robbie ever played this as a Suede?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: I Wish For KEVIN J
Web: My link

Subject: Thank You :-D

Jimmy Lafave

I Wish For You
Rain Falling Down
Sweetheart Like You
Missing You
I'll Remember You
Talk To Me
Desperate Men Do Desperate Things
Only One Angel
How It Must Remain
It Makes No Difference
Heart Of A Woman
I Threw It All Away
You're A Big Girl Now
I'm Thinking Of You

I wish for you a beautiful day
With lots of love along the way
I wish for you


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Apologies to NUX...Where I should Be was written by Blondie Chaplin from Durban, South Africa.

Performing with Garth Hudson (of The Band)...David Kraai....photo.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Left Of Centre
Web: My link

Subject: Where I Should Always Be

THE MAN ON THE LEFT: RICK DANKO

"The best words on Rick Danko were written thirty-four years ago, almost to the day he died, by the late Rolling Stone co-founder, Ralph J. Gleason. Bob Dylan had come to San Francisco with his new backing band, the Hawks. The noise they made was stupendous, and most eyes were focused on the center of the stage, where the action seemed to be, with Dylan and lead guitarist Robbie Robertson facing each other for the choruses, playing head to head, hand to hand. Gleason, though, was drawn to the left, where the young bass player moved with an uncannily graceful yet somehow violent rhythm, as if he were cracking the rest of the band like a whip—as if, secretly, he were the scientist behind the alchemy. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle on Dylan’s Bay-area shows, Gleason, thinking of the concrete cylinder that shot up over the city from Telegraph Hill, summed up Danko more directly: “He looked,” wrote a man who had covered Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Elvis Presley, “like he could swing Coit Tower.”


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: a Strine in London talks about hearing MFBP pre-release

I don't know Brian Cadd or his music, but I'm sure MFBP affected him deeply. Just as I'm sure it showed the Easybeats, who were in the room, the way to "St Louis", which came out the following year.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

BEG: Thanks for posting Bill Taylor's article on Garth backing Quill and Tolhurst. For the record, the other members of 'the usual suspects' were Anne Lindsay on fiddle, Mitch Lewis on guitar, Bucky Berger on drums and Dennis Pinhorn on bass, Dennis being the only one old (or precocious) enough to have seen Garth with Ronnie and the rest of the Hawks.

At the time of the C'est What show, Lewis, Berger and Pinhorn were all in Danny Brooks and the Rockin' Revelators with Richard Bell and Michael Fonfara. Years before, circa 1980, Lindsay and Pinhorn were in Greg Quill and Hot Knives, who I saw at the Horseshoe opening for the Village (Keith McKie, Bruce Palmer, Stan Endersby and Phil Strong). Between sets, Bruce introduced me to the remarkable Jimmy Livingston, who'd been the co-leader and best singer in the Mynah Birds with Rick James. After that he fronted an amazing group called the Tripp - with Stan Endersby, Neil Merryweather, Ed Roth and Richard Bell. (Here I nod to Pat B.)

Also around 1980 (and for some years afterwards), the same Mitch Lewis and Bucky Berger were was in ex-Suede Scott Cushnie's group, the Canadian Aces, whose CD I was listening to in the car this morning. Coincidentally, the last time I saw Greg Quill perform was at the Danforth Music Hall at a tribute for the (then still alive) Pete Traynor, Robbie's best friend and colleague in numerous little bands in the late '50, including the Suedes.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: TLW footage

I'm sure there is/was unused footage out there. I can't imagine them not filming The Weight but as it wasn't the greatest performance of the night it would have been left out of the movie. Likewise King Harvest. Life Is A Carnival was a ripper of a performance as it was on all the 76 shows I've heard. On par with Ophelia so it would have been worth capturing. There may well have been technical issues as has been mentioned elsewhere. I know Scorsesse was directing the cameras but there must have been times when more than one camera was operating.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: BEG

You're welcome. I figured that before the clock runs out on the GB someone should honor your contributions in the fun way you have for others on several occasions. I've had an extended bit of time at home because the college campus where I work was closed last week due to the extreme (for Dallas) cold and power outages, and now I have to work at home because my office was one that flooded due to frozen pipes. Don't know when we'll get to be back on campus. So I took advantage of this time to send that now rather than wait till the last minute. I just got back in the house after playing a little backyard soccer (futbol) with my son. Sweating because it's 65 degrees. Last week this time temps hadn't risen above 20 degrees for several days and there was 3-4 inches of snow on the ground. We had intermittent power for about 2 and a half days; so glad it's back on. Snow is all gone with these warmer days. What a difference one week makes.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Last Waltz: Martin Scorsese’s Elegy for a Big-Time Band

"We went in thinking, we'll document the Band's last concert and maybe we'll get something, maybe we
won't. Then when the footage came back I just said, 'Wow. This is fantastic. We've got a movie.’ ”

TERRY CURTIS FOX
Originally published May 29, 1978

“I don’t know what there is to write about me anymore. Just where I am, now, I guess. It’s like the Band — just because the Band broke up doesn’t mean the music’s over. It’s just a hiatus, a stopping, before something different, more complex, the next step.”

I used to have Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Where Are We Now.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Met Blind Willie McTell and his brother and ran into Bill M
Web: My link

Subject: Greg Quill, Garth Hudson and Kerryn Tolhurst are at C’est What

Bill Taylor on being with the band (and The Band's Garth Hudson) January 24, 2021

"Prepare to meet a bar with as bad a name as can be imagined. And prepare to meet a rock legend as my Canadian Mackem pal Bill Taylor recalls treasured music moments and brings an old friend back to life ....

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

And some people find themselves close enough to greatness to take its picture…

Bill Taylor captures GARTH HUDSON

JED...Yes, congrats to Julius Randall! His very first time in the All-Star games! Let's go Eastern Conference......

He says, "God is his everything."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: World Party Falsetto Growling Oh La La
Web: My link

Subject: Sweetheart Like You

GLENN...What a lovely surprise you posted to me. Wow. The only other person who did that for me was my valentine at work. We had to pick names. The person I had to do or make sweet things all week was the drama teacher who went to high school with the boyzzz from The Skydiggers.
Thank you kindly! :-D


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: TLW

The story was that due to the expense of 35 mm film, they only ever planned to record some songs and not others. Looking at The Complete TLW I assume that if there were more than one, they spent the first song checking out lighting and angles and switched on for the second one.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right

Just listening to this wonderful performance of a Blind Willie Johnson song for the first time in a long time.


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Posted by:

Dave H

Ben: City Lights is on the border of North Beach and Chinatown in the northeastern corner of SF, while Winterland was on the corner of Post and Steiner in the Fillmore area further in the center of the city. A couple miles away—not very far, but not exactly the same neighborhood.

Joe: The story when the Last Waltz was reissued on DVD some years ago was that most of the extra film footage from the show had been lost. They were able to find some film of the post-finale jam session, which was included as a bonus feature on the DVD, but none of the actual songs cut out of the original movie, if they had been filmed at all, seem to have survived.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Brain dead on this one

With all of the talk of The Last Waltz, is there any version of the movie that has these outtakes of Bobby Charles, etc. I know the jams are on one version, but I would be more interested in the video performances of the performers not on the official release.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: To Olivia

Review added of TO OLIVIA (linked to review) the story of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal in 1962. It’s on Sky, and stars Hugh Bonneville as Dahl, Keeley Hawes as Patricia Neal, with a wonderful cameo by Geoffrey Palmer as the archbishop of Cantebury. Because the subject matter is mainly sad, I’d class it as ‘admirable rather than entertaining.’


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: The Beats

Peter, I agree with your view of Ferlinghetti. I truly respect his work as a bookseller and publisher and promoter of other writers. But, I do cringe at his snippet (and McLure's) in TLW. I've never to San Frisco, so I wonder at the proximity of Winterland and City Lights bookstore. Were they in the same area of the city?

When I was younger, I was very into the Beats. Kerooua, Burroughs, Corso, Ginsberg. But, in terms of the poets, I would rate Corso, Ginsberg and even more obscure folks like Bob Kaufman and Diane diPrima above Ferlinghetti. Oh, I almost forgot Gary Snyder. I would rate him higher too.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Ferlinghetti and NRBQ

Today's paper ran what I think was a Long NYT Ferlinghetti obit. A quick scan turned up no reference to TLW. But out of my brain unbid came "Eating spaghetti with Ferlinghetti". A throwaway line from an NRBQ song - maybe "Howard Johnson's Got His Hojo Working". Seems more of a Steve Ferguson song, but may have been from the later album with coloured running shoes on the cover. That one I liked and kept for years.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Ferlinghetti

I feel somewhat guilty speaking ill of the dead. He was on our reading list in American Lit- the Penguin volume with Ginsberg / Ferlinghetti / Levertov and I bought more of his work. In the late 60s, a lot of poets did the university circuit, and I saw Roger McGough and Adrian Henri more than once each. Both fabulous readers of their own poetry. They were in a different league to Ferlinghetti. I genuinely think his delivery was too stressed, too mannered and I also would have preferred Bobby Charles … or Rick and Eric on All Our Past times. He was an incredibly pretentious choice for the occasion. I do wonder what Levon thought compared to (say) a second Muddy Waters! He was also sharing a stage with a far greater poet: Bob Dylan.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG all star

Julius Randle made the all star team!!! Wow. Very pleased for him and the knicks.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Oh man...

I'm with Peter on that. I'd rather have seen Bobby Charles performance!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Mmm. I thought Ferlinghetti on TLW was beyond awful, as is the ‘pome’ the Lord’s Prayer. Drivel, badly delivered too!


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: The Last Waltz

Subject: Lawrence Ferlinghetti †

Loud Prayer

Our father whose art's in heaven

hollow be thy name

unless things change

Thy wigdom come and gone

thy will will be undone

on earth as it isn't heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

at least three times a day

and forgive us our trespasses

as we would forgive those lovelies

whom we wish would trespass against us

And lead us not into temptation

too often on weekdays

but deliver us from evil

whose presence remains unexplained

in thy kingdom of power and glory

oh man


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: BEG

Kevin J helped me out with the Musician scans.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: BEG

Always sharing

Never boring

Grooves on reggae

Eyes are brown

Loves Louuuuu

I'm just sayin'

Never nasty

Always caring


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Bill, I'm a fan of Aztec Two-Step... the band name is not great but their talent is! I saw the duo (one has since retired) play locally a number of times between 2005-2015. Lovely songs and harmonies. With their Simon-&-Garfunkel style, my guess is getting started in 1972 and not (say) five years earlier was probably unhelpful to their career.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Aztec Two-Step - "Baking"

Still a nice toe-tappy song, even if the distribution of labour is quaint at best. But that's 1972 for ya.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dave H: I always forget that Ferlinghetti was at TLW. I remember him principally for his contribution to the group Aztec Two-Step, who took their name from a line in one of his poems, which, come to think of it, coulda been written by Holden Caulfield.


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Posted by:

Dave H

We've lost another Last Waltz performer, though not a musical one. San Francisco beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who can be seen reciting "The Loud Prayer" in the film, has died at the age of 101.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Egg salad hatch green chili tortilla with parmesan reggiano crisp orange juice with extra pulp

Good morning JED.....everyone. You're all still here for a few more weeks? Snow is melting and the weather is warmer. I loved how yesterday someone on the street said that they could still see me smiling even with one of my big cat masks on and walking in my big cat rubber boots because it was so slushy yesterday......Our eyes never lie. I love the line in Joseph Arthur's "In The Sun"...."I would apologize if I could see your eyes."

Reformed Band on two pages.....I never saw them live but have all of their recordings. I think at that time I was heavily into reggae.....again.....I do remember vividly that I was in a Deli and I heard them singing Springsteen's "Atlantic City"! My reaction was yippee; they are back! Well......It's their best cover. Anyway, do not underestimate short lived joy.

WALLSEND...Everything ok? Still hoping to be in Aussieland when my cousin has her holidays and we can travel safely and comfortably.

KEVIN J has inspired me to travel more....no trips since my sabbatical year......One of my posts was about reminiscing about travelling during holiday times.....not about travelling now......My family lives in two other continents so......I want to make up for lost time but then time waits for no one.......My worldview is mostly based on having relationships with people from many countries and religions and political stripes and sexual orientations.....so I did not have to travel too far....maybe it's true maybe not.....Some say you can't put your arms around a memory.....Some memories are comforting so not totally true.

DUNC...Really hoping that things are much better at home. I've been there....Very strange how this pandemic has not affected my well being. I can't explain.....mystery.

DAG...Was it you who needed some scans/photos of Robbie on the cover of Musician 1987? Just askin'. I'm not on Facebook.....yet.....maybe not......So glad that you are keeping the Band flame burning. I like to blah, blah, blah about other musicians as well so it's best the others.......One question.....Any female visitors? Sure hope so! :-D


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: John D

Thanks John. Nice video for my morning coffee on a cold and crisp Upstate NY morning.


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Posted by:

Jed

BEG-good taste for talented hoopsters!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Link Wray

Yes, it’s the same song with different titles on two albums.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: The Band rehearse King Harvest in Woodstock

Doesn't get much better than this.


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Posted by:

joe j

Location: Twillingate

Subject: Peter V

Not familiar with Link Wray's 'Tucson, Arizona'; assume it's not 'Walkin' in the Arizona Sun'??


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Seatrain & George Martin

Yes he did Bill M.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: joyful boogie music

Here's a great example of Richard Bell and Larry Atamanuik together. If you don't have six minutes or so, move to about 3:30 and hear Richard's long feature. (The low-string boogie guitar is Rheal Lanthier, the rock guitar is Stratford's John Gibbard, the bass is Roly Greenway and the organ is Doug Riley. (Sad to realise that only Atamanuik and Gibbard are still with us.)


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: I wonder what George thought of son Giles' remixing career. To tie threads together, George produced Seatrain didn't he?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Blonde On Blonde

Jerry had one of the biggest Dylan collections that I had ever heard of. Unfortunately Jerry did not have that album. Pat, I do remember and thank you as well. There are pages on the internet dedicated to Blonde On Blonde and in the article they say it is one of the most remixed albums around. Each country that received the masters apparently remixed it.

When I interviewed Sir George Martin, he told me that was his biggest frustration when he found out each country was either changing the sequencing or remixing.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yes BEN! I would like to have a copy of RICK with LEVON acoustic 1983......but in Toronto as I do not remember the music.... :-(
I wonder if BLIND WILLIE MCTELL was there? He posted here since the beginning. I was going to list all the people I met from this site but last count it was seventeen so.......Maybe later.

KEVIN! Did I post the great cover of JIMMY LAFAVE'S YABGN? I will post it just in case. Then next post I cannot believe another great cover of Dylan's YABGN but by World Party's KARL WALLINGER! Every time I discover a song that just makes me feeeeeel so good........a gift from heaven.

JED...I like to watch Tyler Herro. Did I tell you the assistant coach from the Sacramento Kings....His partner was my shiatsu therapist before they moved. Sure I did.....I know, I know.....small world in music and sports.


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, I believe in response to you a number of years ago I linked the Canadian mono version of Sooner Or Later from Youtube.


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Posted by:

Lisa

You are so welcome, John. I was pretty excited after I did the research and realized I had this version. Apparently it's quite rare, to the point where some people don't think it even exists. I knew how badly you wanted it, and I was delighted to be able to send it to you. I'm only sorry that Jerry T. died before all this happened - I wish he could have heard it too.


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Posted by:

John D

Location: Toronto
Web: My link

Subject: Gene Taylor

For those of you not familiar with Gene Taylor. Here is a taste. Gene and I did a blues show every week back in 1990 on Q-107 radio. I first met him as part of the Ronnie Hawkins band; where he went under the name of Papa John. A great friend and one hell of a boogie woogie piano player. He made the Blasters cook. Check this out.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Lisa & Vancouver

Before this Guestbook closes I want to reach out one more time to Lisa; from the west coast. I reached out a couple of years ago to ask if anyone and I mean anyone had an original Blonde On Blonde Mono Canadian vinyl recording. I got one response. Lisa. Furthermore, I have talked about this Mono Canadian version before.

On this version and only this version the organ is mixed hot. Shortly after the U.S. and British versions came out and the organ was mixed down. Thank you, Columbia Canada. Most especially thanks to Lisa. If you ever get a chance to hear this version you'll see why it meant so much to me back in '66 and today. Thanks Lisa.


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Posted by:

Matt K

Location: NYC

Subject: RIP Gene Taylor

Aw man, I love the Blasters. I was going to share a great clip of them playing "Border Radio" from 1982 (you can clearly see Gene do his thing) but got greeted by JC and his finger, so y'all will have to google it!


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Bill M & Lloyd Baskin of Seatrain

Whatever happened to Lloyd? He is apparently a lounge singer and piano player. As the ad says, he will travel up to 10 miles to do a gig.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Gene Taylor

Sad news tonight. My old friend Gene Taylor of The Blasters died today. One of the best boogie woogie piano players I've ever seen. R.I.P. Gene.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Always nice to see Seatrain mentioned. "Thirtten Questions" was one of the first 10 or 12 45s I owned, but the song "Marblehead Messenger" is my favourite. The vocals get tossed around effectively, Greene gets in some fiddling, Kulberg some flute, and everything is carried along by Atamanuik's punchy drumming. Larry Atamanuik seems the closest link to the Band, given his time together with Richard Bell with Ronnie Hawkins and then King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low countries
Web: My link

Subject: Car list

I got plenty of nothing

And nothing's plenty for me

I got no car - got no mule

I got no misery

But if I had a car, on my imaginary car ride it would be Sad eyed Lady of the Lowlands plus everything by the Flying Burrito Bros and the Beach Boys

Wouldn't it be nice...

And now for something completely different...

Watch the link: who told you that Robbie could not sing... ;-)


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Car list

I need to update my MP3 collection for the car.but the current list has most of that Seatrain album plus a few from other albums of theirs. Its a shame Lloyd Baskin never did anything else after Seatrain folded. Though i did see a vid of him playing some piano bar music. A great singer and keyboard player


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Playlists

More people must have a “favourites” playlist for the car.

Mrs V’s is more interesting than mine. A selection of ten.

French Girls – The Band (but really Garth solo)

This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight- Dinah Washington / Max Richter, Robbie mix from Shutter Island

Diamond Day – Vashti Bunyan

O Superman – Lauri Anderson

Dreamland – Joni Mitchell

Skin to Skin – Harry Belafonte / Jennifer Warnes

I Called You- Lil Louis & The World

Peggy Gordon – The Dubliners

The Book of Love- The Magnetic Fields

The Biggest Whatever- The Dillards.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: From Robbie's Facebook page:

(The Montreal stuck, the Toronto didn't. If Steve were around to support me, I'd put it down to cuisine)

I first met Jesse Winchester in the basement of a monastery church in Ottawa Canada. A friend of mine told me about him, and we went from Montreal where I was living, to pay him a visit. He sang me a few songs, and I knew immediately he was the real thing. Great songwriter, with a very moving vocal sound. A couple of months later, Jesse and I went into a recording studio in Toronto where I produced his first album. We had to do it in Canada because he was a conscientious objector to the war in Vietnam and was avoiding the draft.

When the record came out, it was received with open arms, and many recording artists covered his songs. Jesse’s music stands up today as good as it did then, and I am so proud to have been a part of it.

May he rest in peace,

Robbie


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Posted by:

Peter V

I will correct. The strong Jesse Winchester association in my mind was Montreal, plus Dominique and Montreal - so I didn’t check.

My favourites exclusive list also has Yankee Lady and Snow from Jesse Winchester. It has Trouble from Little Feat. New Orleans Ladies from Louisiana’s Leroux is another, right next to Creepin’ Midnight from Seatrain, Fallin’ Rain from Link Wray,plus Tucson, Arizona from Link Wray. And others - it is a list I often used driving at night. The rule was the songs had to be so good and so familiar that I could sing along and stay awake. I was not permitted to sing alone when Mrs V was in the car. She also has a playlist , which is more eclectic than mine. Mine is mainly early 70s, late 60s.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Covid!

I don’t know how it’s going in all the countries represented here, but in the USA the news just over the last couple weeks has been so dam positive. It took a year, as predicted, but it appears that it’s realistic to start executing one’s post-vaccine bucket list pretty soon. I get my 2nd shot next week!!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dag

Dag is correct; on where Jesse Winchester recorded his first album. Robbie produced it in Toronto.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Peter's car list

Boy, Peter, yes your carlist is pretty exclusive. I guess I need to check out your version of Willin'. No chance on Steve Miller; absolute worst concert I ever saw in my life was him, circa "Joker".

Almost all of Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus makes our carlist... I have to be willing to share time w/ my spouse on that and she's either on any of the 4 Woodstock cd's or any of Santana's 1st 3... not that there's anything wrong w/ those choices. We're just less discriminating.

Just got SF 50th earlier this week, they had it right out front, by the front door at the local independent record shop. Enjoying RAH. Garth is "the master", no doubt.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: The Jesse Winchester album

According to a contemporary newspaper report (see link), it was recorded in Toronto in September 1969. I've been told the studio was Eastern Sound Studios.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Levon

You're welcome, Joe. I would love to see a Levon box set or series of concerts and unreleased studio recordings. Do you have "The ties that Bind" cd? That was a good set, mixing late period Band, solo Levon and various odds and ends.

I am very surprised that Levon's estate hasn't released any archival sets sice Levon's death. There were some fine releases back in the 90's and 00's. Levon & the Cromatix 'Souvenier. Vol. 1', Levon and the Rco All-stars Live at the Palldium', and 'The Merlfest Ramble'.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: This is a trivial matter as we approach the GBocalypse, but I want to say that I was surprised to read in one of your posts that Jesse Winchester's first LP was recorded in Montreal. I'd always assumed Toronto because of that's where most of the sidemen were based, namely David Rea, Bob Boucher, Dave Lewis and Al Cherney. On the other hand, Robbie, Jesse, Ken Pearson and Guy Black were all Montrealers at the time - and Levon was a longish drive away from either city - so I guess it was a coin flip in terms of travel costs. Robbie was clearly comfortable with Boucher and Lewis (ex-Hawks who he used some years later on the Neil Diamond LP, as someone here noted a couple months ago), and Rea was fabulous and well worth springing for, but Al Cherney? Great fiddler, but there was no shortage of great fiddlers in Montreal.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Thanks Ben. You are clearly more versed in what is out there so I will add those to my list.

Interesting enough, I think I have 12-13 Levon Helm records (non Band). I would love to see a Levon Helm multi CD box set. With some of the live shows you mentioned, existing released records and possible nuggets still at the Barn, there is clearly a wealth of good material. It would be a fitting tribute to an American original. Joe


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Joe, I've only listened to the first 8 songs on disc 1 of stage Fright. It sounded fine on first listen on my 100 dollar mini boombox. I'm looking forward to delving into the unreleased tracks and RAH concert over the weekend.

Regarding unreleased projects. I don't believe that there's been any update on the OPM Levon & the Hawks box set in several years. I believe that the last time there was any info on it was at the time of the Basement Tapes bootleg Series box set. hopefully this set will be completed and released at some point. In terms of other archival projects. For the OQ, I'd like the following concerts: Syria Mosque, Watkins Glen or Roosevelt Stadium (8/1/73), something from the 76 tour, maybe the Palladium show.

For the post Last Waltz years, the list is longer. The 78 Danko Roxy show, a show from the Danko/Helm acoustic duo tour in 82/83. The complete session that the Band recorded prior to Richard's death that 'Country boy' was taken from. A Band concert from 85 or 86 after the Cates left and Jim Weider joined. The shows from the Lonestar in early 86 on the 'Last of the moving shadows' is a good one.

The Jules Shear 'Tombstone' sessions, sessions with Los Lobos and Champion Jack Dupree. The John Simon mix of 'Jericho'. Unreleased recordings produced by Professor Louie. (I recall a comment from Louie in an interview that he recorded 100 songs with the Band in the 90's) Concerts from the 90's supporting 'Jericho' and 'High on the Hog'. A full concert of Levon and the Cromatix, Levon and Friends Hospice concert.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Before We Say Goodbye

Well, just had my first full spin through the 50th Anniversary Edition of Stage Fright. I must admit, I was grinning ear to ear listening to the remixed version of the album. What a wonderful listening experience.

I agree with Peter V.'s comment about the two tracks with alternate mixes. At first, I thought they were great demos. After reading his piece and knowing how they created the acapella version of I Shall Be Released, it seems that they just eliminated the other instruments.

The real surprise was of course the RAH concert. I must admit, when I first started to play the cd, I was taken aback by the sound. I guess I was expecting ROA part 2.

But as I continued to listen, I got the sense that the sound reminded me of what I would be hearing if I was in attendance at the concert. Right in your face and immediate.

I thought the music really took off for me beginning with Rockin' Chair. At that point, I was totally transfixed on the music. My favorite tracks are Rockin' Chair, Look Out Cleveland, W.S. Walcott, We Can Talk. Across the Great Divide, Unfaithful Servant (unbelievable rendition) and Chest Fever.

BUT, before we close the door on the musical legacy of The Band, I still think there are some missing pieces that I would love to see released:

1. Whatever happened to the mulit CD set promised by Other People's Music on the pre-MFBP Levon and the Hawks? Did I miss the announcement that this project was cancelled?

2. I am hoping that Bob Clearmountain can improve the sound on Cahoots. I heard that the original tapes are no longer available, but not sure if that is true. Unlike many here, I do like many of the tracks on this record and would love a less harsh sound.

3. Outtakes and worthy live tracks from the Planet Waves sessions and tour. Not sure there would be enough interesting stuff for a record, but you never know.

4. With the reformed Band, the sessions (alleged) that they did with Champion Jack Dupree and the tracks from the SONY sessions (I have the boot, but a proper release would be nice.

I would be interested if folks here know of other worthy projects to consider.

Happy Weekend all. Joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Man In The Hat

I’ve just reviewed THE MAN IN THE HAT (linked). We just tried it on Amazon Prime and were rapidly transfixed. On the surface it’s a near wordless journey in rural France set sometime in the 1960s. Think Tati. But then the director and writer is Stephen Warbeck, the composer. The lead actor, Ciaran Hinds as the classic French figure, is Irish. English actors turn up in cameos. I’ve held back any plot spoilers or surprises in the review. It’s a must-see 5-star film. The music is brilliant throughout. So is the cinematography. And it’s very funny.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Casey Jones and Uncle John’s Band are both on a quite short ‘favourites’ playlist on my car iPod. Which probably hasn’t been activated for ages in not going anywhere. Willin’ Is also there in the Seatrain version, and Quicksilver Girl by Steve Miller. It is a very elite list. It starts with The Weight and King Harvest!


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Posted by:

Bonk

Subject: Casey Jones

See what this site can bring. I've read that Garcia got the idea for that song from watching the TV show from the 50's called the Casey Jones Show when he was a kid. Allan Hale played Casey. The train was called the Cannonball Express. A bunch of years later some candy company had a product called 'good and plenty' candy and they used/stole the song from the opening credits of the TV show for their marketing. Band connection, Rick Danko loved Good and Plenty.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Good catch Rod. A fitting end to a shitty day - the guy in "The Weight" escapes Nazareth by climbing onto Casey Jones's train.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Casey Jones

Been reading up on Casey Jones (while learning the GD song). A few interesting things. He modified the horn on his engine so that it sounded like a Whippoorwill call. It was very distinctive and could be heard across the fields at night. The engine he died in was called the Cannonball.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: French records

The left bank record stores in Paris were mouth-watering in the 1970s. In those days we had exchange controls, and you could only take £30 out of Britain on holiday. Credit cards were only for the elite too. Of course you'd put an extra £20 in your sock going out and lie, but even so I remember going with Karen in 1972 for seven days. By Day 5 we were reduced to a baguette and cheese outdoors each. The last day I remember leafing through racks of Howlin'; Wolf and Muddy Waters LPs with barely a centime left. I couldn't buy them.


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Posted by:

Peter V

France often did their own thing. It's what makes French EPs so collectable, and also for years some great Chess blues was only found on French Disques Vogue editions. They did insist on a photo of the group on the cover mainly though, as with Stage Fright. It's surprising in that EMI had their own French set-up, rather than licensing. I pulled a clean picture off Discogs. I'll add it.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Stage Fright cover

The French did their own thing back in 1970.


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Posted by:

Rod

Interesting article Peter. I've got several SF LPs from the 70s - made in NZ and UK. Always wondered why the covers were so different. Also have a single with Time To Kill and Sleeping on it. Time to Kill is the "A" side but it's not that obvious - only based on what looks like a tiny catalog number. TTK was the best single choice IMHO. I don't really see The Shape I'm In as radio material (as great as it is)


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Posted by:

jh

Your posted review link works again. Wow.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Of course, Jan. Can you get the link to work? Copy whatever. Some 45 scans there you don’t have. I hadn’t realized.


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Posted by:

jh

Thanks, St.Viney :-) May we archive a copy of that SF review?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stage Fright 50th Anniversary

Here you go … a long review of STAGE FRIGHT past and present.

Vermilion, as Norm knows.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Peter

Peter has no trouble at all proving he is an Englishman. On Face book Peter likes to discuss (as he does here) his reviews of..........well just about anything, (but particularly films).

In that regard he reviews a particular I think maybe it was a series he had to say that I think him and Karen forced themselves to watch it. I gave it a try but like others I couldn't keep on. I made the comment I found more excitement watching paint dry.

Without missing a beat Peter got on to explaining which paints he found most exciting watching them dry. :-) :-)


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Viney

Kevin J - I totally agree with you about Peter. His knowledgeable reliability for all these years was so dam admirable. And free of charge. Not to go all sappy Peter but I’m certain you will especially be missed... well, maybe not by Butch D, but that’s a compliment!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Funny....but hopping back in to chat after having said our farewells feels a bit like having sandwiches in the church basement after the eulogies and funeral.

Sad part of all this is that with Robbie’s Testimony Part 2 to be released later this year and with him having recently hinted at a 50th Box/special release of Cahoots on the horizon - there really was much to discuss.

Before I do split for good, a thought that occurred to me this morning while reading that record sleeve response post - Peter V is much like The Last Waltz in that without that extraordinary movie I am absolutely certain none of us would have met and without his energy, intelligence and commitment day after day, year after year in this GB, Jan H might have pulled a Robbie and packed things in far earlier. Thank you, Peter.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: One Last Time--All Along the Watch Tower

As Jan has given us a small extension of life, in saying so long to every one listen to this. I think the best version of this song I've ever heard. I don't know of this fella before.

From what I gather he is from Toronto (some of you guys may know him. But he tours Australia. This is superb. Keep on keepin' on every body. Keep the BAND faith.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: You're too modest - nothing is too arcane for you. In the spirit of Sherlock Holmes, you could easily pull together and post a learned monograph that identifies and contrasts seventeen kinds of pastes and paper-cutting styles used by British, American, Canadian and Australian record companies for their inner sleeves in the 1960s. Holmes fan dlew would be eager to help.


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Posted by:

Peter V

LP inner sleeves. Some labels used advertising inner sleeves - CBS / Columbia, Warner. Some LPs had custom liners with designs or notes - Sgt Pepper. I don’t know what Capitol used in the USA but British Capitol were most often plain white. For collectors, the ‘right’ inner sleeve enhances value, especially if individual to the album. Quite often, a record would have a custom inner for the original pressing which would be dropped for later pressings and reissues. As far as I know, the brown album would have a plain white inner.

If you get to the obsessive collector, they would know by the way it was glued and cut at the top whether it was the type Capitol used. That’s too arcane for me.


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Posted by:

Sandie Waldo Viall

Location: Missoula Montana

Subject: Inside liner for The Band album

I have an original The Band album but I’m not positive I have the original inside liner. The one I have is plain white. Does anyone know what the original looks like?


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Posted by:

Peter V

I think Jan should do a ‘reunion tour’ in March 2031 and hope to be able to type and see well enough to enjoy it.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Does this mean the whole site is going to be saved, archives and all? One thing I always really appreciated was, when you posted something, that very polite "Thank you" at the end. It always really warmed the cockles of my heart, I have to say. Very encouraging!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: Al Edge - yes indeed, a notable contributor. He could go on and on, but christ he could be funny. I wish I had a read-out of what I thought were the 30 best songs of all time, posted in response to his question to all of usm. Are you in touch with him Peter V? If so, please say hi from us.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

This GB will close and the site will be frozen on March 19, 2021, exactly 25 years after the GB opened and we got our first posts from you (mostly) lovely visitors.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Farewell

All great saloons close eventually. About 15 years ago in that wonderfully wild GB within a GB that was called “little pink” , I had written that if the place ever closed - all I’d want would be David P’s record collection and Al Edge’s writings. I like to think someone in David’s family listens to one of his 20 copies of Big Pink from time to time and smiles for him.

We shared a lot of laughs and knowledge over the years together. The beautiful part of this retirement ( I sincerely hope at least ) is that the conversations will be preserved unlike the case when favourite bars, work places, homes, hotels and restaurants close and all you have left are the memories. I enjoy looking back on things I’ve written here over the years.

I am also a member of Dag’s Facebook group and should I get the urge in the future to write about The Band again, that’s where I will do it.

I wish everyone here the very best with the rest of your lives. Naming off individuals to thank would take too long as there were so many that added much to this site over the years but just one.....BEG.....You were the heart and soul. Passionate and brave as well. No matter where I wander off to and what part of this crazy wonderful world I find myself in...I will have music with me and listening to Jimmy LaFave will think of you and remember the fun we had here.

Thank you, Jan H......there always is the Elton John 7 year retirement/tour plan as well.


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Posted by:

Bill M

The English have much to answer for, including their decision to use Jack as a nickname for John and Jake as a nickname for James. What gives?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright 50th

OK. Just for fun. Found two spelling errors on Disc 1; which were done at a hotel in Calgary. They call these two tracks, Get up JACK; instead of JAKE. No big deal. Semi retirement don't you know. Time on my hands.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Bonk - I forgot Bonk in my list of GBERS I have met in the wild. And him I've gotten together with twice (thus far) - both times in or around Victoria BC. Great times too.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

I'll be anxious to read your review on Stage Fright. I just have to say that I really enjoyed the Big Pink 50th and the Brown album 50th. However, I just have to say again, I have not heard the vocals so incredibly clean; as on Stage Fright. Richard, Levon and Rick sound like they are in the room with me. Congratulations again Mr. Clearmountain. It's been a long journey since Bryan Adams.


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Posted by:

Tom G

Location: Oak Park, IL

Subject: Thank you!

I’m writing to thank Jan and the stalwarts of the GB. I’ve been a very infrequent poster but daily reader since the late 90s. I first saw the guys in 1970, and since then they’ve occupied a special place in my listening time. I was very glad to discover a Band group on AOL many years ago, and then what a treat it was to find Jan’s amazing site!

I’ve enjoyed and learned so much from so many of you. An incomplete list includes Peter V (thank you especially for turning me on to Jason Isbell), BEG, Norm, Dag, Dunc, Pat B, John D. There are of course many others, past and present. I hope to see you all at Dag’s FB group.

Thank you all!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Joe, you are going to love the live We Can Talk from the Royal Albert Hall set.

John D. Couriers don’t knock or ring the bell too often here. They do take a photo of the package on the doorstep. So much so that we put a big piece of card with an arrow saying ‘doorbell.

I’m in the middle of a long Stage Fright review which will be on my Around and Around site around mid week.


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Posted by:

Sean

Location: Ireland

Sad to read that the site is closing; great that it will be available as an archive. You never know, someone with the resources might offer to keep it alive..

Thanks to Jan and all the great contributors here.

I remember Steve talking about picking stones on his farm.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright 50th

It arrived tonight; just before 9 pm. Glad I remembered it was coming today. During these COVID-19 times some couriers don't knock or ring the bell. Just one comment. Robbie has to be tipping his hat generously to Bob Clearmountain. His production makes this all worthwhile. The vocals are right up front clearer than ever and the instrumentation is pristine. The production makes this package. Sounds great!!!


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Posted by:

joe j

Location: Twillingate

I'll miss this place. I was dressing as a clown for a Christmas parade when I found out about Rick's death on this site. The show went on.

I've never had much to give at this place but I've taken a lot. I was the guy who slipped in the side door, sat with his back to the wall, sipped an Islay malt and slipped away again.

Thanks for everything. I'm not much for social media but I'm sure some of you have jjenningsatpersonadotca.

Favourite Band song: We Can Talk About It Now



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Posted by:

Peter V

You're right! It hadn't occurred to me- Royal Albert Rags is dated 2nd June 1971. There were two shows, June 2nd and June 3rd. The box set only says "June 1971" which makes me suspect it's a mixture. However, the shows before had had Slippn' and slidin' and some added This wheel's On Fire- which isn't on any RAH cassettes, though Slippin' and slidin' is.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: RAH - June 2 & 3, 1971

Isn't the Royal Albert Rags bootleg and the new release from different shows?


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Posted by:

Peter V

One for Pat B:

On the 50th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall CD the Genetic Method is 4 minutes 16 seconds, Chest Fever is 5 minutes 11 seconds. Together 9 minutes 27 seconds. On Royal Albert Rags bootleg the combination runs to 12 minutes 40 seconds. Ah. There's no audience noise at the start on the bootleg, which suggests it might have been mixed in to the official release.

Two songs are missing from the bootleg, but Slippin' and Slidin'is missing from the official release. Take a listen to the two Genetic Methods!


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Posted by:

NUX

Location: Durban,South Africa

Subject: STAGE FRIGHT/JAN

First to all I wish to apologise for my general grumpiness and negativity as of late.I really dissed the first release(The Shape I'm In)for it's production.I have since calmed down and find the package (Stagefright 2021)astonishing especially the live RAH stuff.I listened to all I could find on Youtube last night and really loved it!

Jan,your site has been a daily source of comfort for me for a very long time and I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you have done to keep us "Band" freaks entertained.Thank you,thank you thank you!! You rock and I hope to stay in touch with ye'


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura-Pence

Location: The heartland/flyover country/Lawrence Kansas US

Subject: Goodnight...Goodbye?

Hello Everyone--

It seems I am dropping by in the nick of time to express my gratitude and love for this site and everyone on it.

At one time, for a stretch of years, I was rather active in the GB, but my activity has tapered off quite a bit recently. Still, visiting the GB was always very much like a Rick Danko lyric on one of his posthumous releases, "Times Like These" -- "You can go home/to renew and to heal." (I hope I've got that mostly right)

There truly has been no place quite like this Band fans home on the Internet and I will miss the dialogue, dearly. If any of you would like to stay in touch with me via email, I would love that. Rather than give my email out here, I will ask you to visit the web site of the University of Kansas, where you can find me on the American Studies page, among other places.

Thank you Jan, what a legacy you have left us.

Thank you Peter V, Brown Eyed Girl, Pat B, Brien Sz, and so many others. I am leaving out important names and people, but I am grateful to you collectively.

I wish all of you peace. Be safe and Be well, fellow Band fans.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low countries

Subject: Tusind tak, Jan!

I came here first in early 1998 and was an active contributor for four or five years. The last two decades I occasionally stopped by, just to notice that The Band's legacy remained safely in Jan's capable hands.

We always thought this site would last forever, but... well... retiring c'est mourir un peu. It' s good to know that a 'frozen' archive will be available into eternity.

Many thanks to you, Jan, this farewell must be hard for you. I never met you in person but you must be a lovable guy.

Thanks to The Band and all fellows...!


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: end of an era

I'm saddened to learn about the end of the GB and retirement of this site. Thanks to Jan for hosting it for all of these years. I remember discovering this site shortly after getting online on AOL in the mid 90's. This was the first website that I visited regularly. It was an exciting period with the Band and Rick (with DFA) releasing new albums and touring.

I appreciate the contributions of many folks here, in particular the usual suspects, Peter Viney and Pat Brennan. I may have disagreed and argued with you guys over the years, but I appreciate your knowledge and passion for The Band. I've read (and re-read) your articles in the library and have a lot of respect for your contributions to the Band lore.

I am a member of Dag's wonderful fb group and look forward to continuing the discussions there in the future.


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Posted by:

BWNWITenn/LA

I don't check this site too much anymore, and post even less frequently. But I'm glad that I happened to before it goes away. I think the first time I posted here was in early 2000, but I looked at the site for a few years before that. It was actually one of the very first websites I ever looked at. I can remember checking it out around the time "Jubilation" was released. The guestbook really was the first form of social media that became I involved with; my first exposure to what was eventually going to become the new world. It really was something back in the day, and seemed to consume my life a little bit for awhile there. It's good to see some of the same people still posting here. At the risk of forgetting people I won't try to name specific posters, but you fellow old-timers know who you are. I guess everything comes to an end eventually. Back then, before I really knew how the internet worked, I used to sometimes think that there'd be ghost websites out there hundreds of years later, sort of preserved under glass. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, but it really is rather remarkable that so many of us are still here 20-plus years later. I doubt I would have anticipated that back in 2000.


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Posted by:

NUX

Location: Durban,South Africa

Some of the RAH solo's are note for note the same as ROA.Robbie on 'Don't Do It' and Garth on Chest fever.Maybe I am mistaken?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Friends

A strange community of virtual friends grew here. Great to meet Bill M and drive through rural Dorset to Lyme Regis, plus Brighton Record Fair. Pat B in Chicago and Evanston, BWNWIT in Nashville, DLEW at the Globe in London. Jan H and Lee G with Garth in London. Roger W several times in Stratford, Oxford and Bournemouth. Rob the Organ also in Oxford to see Garth, and in Poole. Other posters long gone from the site too whose names are not coming in. The people who ran the Band Appreciation Society back 25 years ago and posted here early on. I wish I had met more of you in person. Thanks to BEG, Lars, Norm for correspondence. Perhaps one day when travel resumes we can. I am always contactable via my blog, Peter Viney at Wordpress, and also like Norm I use my own name on Facebook, and then Messenger becomes a means of contact if ever any of you are in the UK.


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Posted by:

Rod

I dunno about the new SF remasters. Very crisp and clear but taken alot of the warmth out of the original mix (based on a few brief listenings via spotify on Yamaha HS7s). Much like The Band re-mix. The rest sounds interesting though


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Posted by:

Rod

Enjoying those Calgary Hotel jams. Almost like EC raided them for his unplugged recording. Get Up Jake take #2 .... a bit like Robbies demo for Twilight. Possibly a much better tempo for the song.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Alex. That was special. Martinis wasn't it - or was that just me?

It was always special to meet another poster in person. Alex in Montreal, Jan H in Oslo (aquavit, I think it's spelt), Peter V at the ferry dock in Bournemouth and a couple years later at a record show in Brighton, Norm in Comox (beer), BEG in Toronto (though not preplanned), sadavid in Ottawa (more beer - probably Upper Canada Dark Ale) and Northern Boy (and Girl) in Toronto (though we'd gone to the same highschool for four years and were even in the same physics class in 1972, we didn't know each other at all until the GB). All very different, all wonderful people. As is John D, who I've known since the mid '70s. And as are the rest of you, I'm sure.

Oh yeah - I'm forgetting veteran rockabilly-funk bluesman Matt Lucas, who checkedin here to post his respects that awful day when Rick Danko died. Since you had to post your email address back then, I sent Matt a note asking about an acetate I had of him singing a rockabilly-funk-blues version of the Standells' (?) "Try It". He told me he'd done it with NY sessionmen, including Bobby Gregg in '68 or '69. I offered to send it to him, but he said he'd be in Toronto for Christmas, staying with his daughter, and we could get together then. We did, and he told me about coming to Torotno for the first time in 1963, while touring the continent on the basis of his hit rockabiily-funk-blues cover of "I'm Moving On".

Naturally he got together with Ronnie Hawkins, and spent two weeks as an auxilliary Hawk, acting as second drummer to Levon and singing his hit every night. Hawkins the pulled together a group for him to tour with - future -Hawk Kelly Jay on piano, future-Hawk Sandy Konikoff on drums, and Sandy's fellow Buffalonian Ernie Corallo on guitar. There were a bunch of stories, but the one I remember best was about a gig in Indiana at a club owned by the girlfriend of early Hawks pianist Will 'Pop' Jones. Ernie was and looked so underage that he wasn't allowed to be onstage and had to use a long extension cord and play from the kitchen. What was remarkable to me was not so much the story but the fact that Kelly, Sandy and Ernie all told me the exact same story separately over the next few months, totally unbid. Great band, no records.


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Posted by:

Adam

Subject: THANK YOU JAN

Thank you Jan, for this site and everything. Thank you so much for publishing my articles! LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1971


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Posted by:

Alex

Location: Pointe-Claire

Just saw the news and although I have not been active over the past years, due to various reasons, I will miss the place, the people, and the discussions. I arrived here in the Fall of 2005, either before or after Jersey Girl and enjoyed the gang that was contributing here. I couldn't wait to open this site up in the morning to see what was posted overnight or what Peter, Norbert, or Steve posted in the morning. Happy that I have had an outside correspondence with some, outside of here, be it private emails or on Facebook. My greatest memory was meeting up and having drinks with Bill M in downtown Montreal. I never would have thought that that was possible. It truly is a small world. I have managed to meet up with people from a Facebook group I am a member of. Once this pandemic is done, some day in the future, I have other meetings planned. I hope that they happen. One regret that I have was never meeting Steve Heggison. He seemed like a fine person and fun to be around. As my mother would say, he's an all-around good egg.

I wish everyone the best of health and the best of luck, navigating this crazy world. If you wish to correspond, let me know and I will be happy to supply my coordinates.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: December 10,1999

That was my own arrival date here. I think I may well have looked in virtually every day since. So Jan, our dear Pop - are you kicking out of the house now to fend for ourselves?? We’re too young for such harsh discipline! So now, my aul’ mates, what shall we do?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: THE BAND MADE A DIFFERENCE

The Band : It Makes No Difference
Posted on November 30, 2018

The Heart, like the Mind, has cliffs of fall.

Any one of us can find ourselves tumbling head over heels down those sheer cliffs.

Prostrate at the foot of those cliffs; bleeding, broken, the Heart yet beats on.

Beats on.

Though the dawn no longer beings a sliver of hope still less the promise of joy the Heart beats on.

Night or Day, though the shadows never fade away – the Heart beats on.

The Sun, former friend, don’t shine anymore and the rains, the rains!

They fall and fall on your sodden door as the Heart beats on.

Oh, it makes no difference how far you go.

The Heart beats on.

It makes no difference who you meet.

They’re just a face in the crowd on a Dead End Street.

The Street where you live.

Without that love what are you?

Footsteps in an empty hall.

A scarred Heart still beating on though the battle is lost.

Lost.

Who can sing your broken heart’s Song?

Who can match in their musicianship and the harmony of their voices the depth of your loss?

Four Canadians and one American, veterans of the roadhouses and Honkytonks, the white heat of Bob Dylan’s 1966 Tour and the restorative retreat of Big Pink.

Never a band better named – The Band.

They all played a plethora of instruments with loving skill and three of them sang with haunting grace.

Levon Helm – the Life Force.

The one with the leery vocals and the drummer beating out the animating rhythms.

Robbie Robertson – the Hot Shot.

The one with the gift of writing haunting songs and the guitarist who knew what you leave out is as important as what you put in.

Richard Manuel – The Holy Ghost.

The one who played the piano with gleeful brilliance and whose voice sounded like it had knowledge of those lands beyond the Styx.

Garth Hudson – The Professor.

The one who could play any instrument you put in front of him and who could conjure soundscapes from them (especially from the Lowery Organ) that no one else could begin to imagine.

Rick Danko – The Heart.

The one who played the bass like his life depended upon it and who sang with a keening country soul that could make you feel that he was saving your life and his with every word.

And, when they had a great song to live up to they lived up to it.

A song for those who are hurt and scarred and whose hearts yet beat on.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Brien Sz: Glad you happened to check in. Good timing: at least you didn't greet some sort of GB RIP tombstone e-chiselled by chaperone Jan. By the way, one of my favourite moments here was when either you or Dave Z (who've I've always confused with you because of the Z) uncovered that archival photo of the Moonstruck Ones.


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Posted by:

King Harvest

Location: Upstate

Subject: Thanks

Thank you for the wonderful place to congregate over the Band.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Thanks. It’s been a slice, and a daily read, with an occasional contribution. So long to poster friends, now and past. Hasta la vista.


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Posted by:

b.lee aka bassmanlee

Location: The great state of Delaware, USA

Subject: So long, it's been good to know ya

It is with heavy heart we face the end of this wonderful space. A thousand Thank You's, Jan, for giving us such a relatively safe, civil (we've had our squabbles, eh?) and troll-free forum to agree, disagree, commiserate, educate, be educated, console and be consoled, all while sharing our love for five scruffy guys who came together to make the music that lifted our spirits and souls, salved wounds and hit so many right notes just at the right times.

I will miss the repartee, the arcania (if that's a word), the rambling and venting and although I often did not get the inside jokes or follow the shifting identities and could care less about basketball or hockey, more days than not the almost daily visit the GB was a breath of fresh air.

Over the years, here as in life many have been lost and are sorely missed. A hearty farewell then to all, in the words of Jackson Browne, "I trust the rest of you to carry on." Cheers.

b.lee aka bassmanlee aka just Lee. lee_dot_drendall_at_verizon_dot_net


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Location: NJ

Subject: A truly magical place

I have not been active here in years. Once in a while I have stopped by to read a little. As I popped in this morning and saw the news that the site was closing down I thought I should express my gratitude to Jan and all the contributors who have made this place such a treasure - funny how the universe can work.

It's a good thing to read so many (for me) old names from the years I used to participate - 90's through the 00's. I wish everyone the best of health and life. Enjoy the music! I've connected with a few on FB and maybe can do the same with those I haven't as of yet. Be well, be safe. Love, laugh, and smile.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

Dylan too! Wishing you only the best in life.


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Posted by:

Rod

thanks Jan for setting up this site and maintaining it for so long. When I got my first dial up connection back in the early 90's this was the first site I visited. I remember it taking so long to load .. the first thing I heard ( in chunks) was Rocking Chair while the images were downloading. I found out about the site in a book in a local shop that has long since closed. A sort of yellow pages version of Google.

anyway, hope to see you all over at Dag's FB page. That's the premium site for any real Band fan.

regards

Rod

(I wanted to type back slash N .. but the normal Linux rules don't seen to apply)


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Posted by:

Ari Selinger

Subject: Oh! My Soul.

Jan, thank you for everything. This guestbook has meant so much to me.


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Posted by:

Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: stage fright cover

Thanks Richard and Glenn


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Jan, it's not really an exaggeration to say that this site changed my life. I discovered it in 1997 (half my life ago now!) and couldn't get enough. So many musicians I still listen to, and/or have met, can be traced back to that initial flowering of discovery. Was right here for Rick's sad passing, Levon's joyful comeback and so much more. Thanks for everything and for keeping the site going for so long. Well pleased to hear you'll still keep it online as a reference.


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Posted by:

Richard Wall

Bob Cato signed his watercolor painting for the Stage Fright sleeve. It's visible on the back, upper left corner of the LP and CD reissue.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: "say it ain't so, [Jan]"

Or perhaps, "Joe", not Jan. But then I believe that quote was always about Joe Dimaggio, and even though there were 4 male baseball fans between me, my 2 siblings and our dad, and at least 3 favorite teams, we always all despised the Yankees; so I'm not sure I'm allowed to use that. No offense intended to any fans here of the Bombers. (I think Dad had multiple favorite teams depending on time-of-life, since by the time I came along, there certainly was no team called the St. Louis Browns.

Enough of that, we're all here now to give serious kudos to Jan and to Peter (I'll save your site to "favorites", right off). For me, you capture about all of my feelings, Todd. So, Norman Wesley, I guess I have to join the 21st century and get a Facebook account... drat it. And of course Glenn, you & I need to continue multiple conversations. I guess at least I can do a little more regular emailing to you, Angie, & Norm... but I realize there, again, that's for a past generation. Now we're supposed to have Slack conversations or share Tik Toks, Snapchats, & the like.

And thanks Jan, that this site will at least be "in amber" (how I take your missive), so I can return to articles in the Library or some PSB's old reviews, etc.

Be good, be safe; truth and love, ultimately, will out.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

THE BAND are everywhere. Some have written about them during our current pandemic.....blog linked.

I always loved this site because of it's interactive nature. My other fave musicians do not have sites like jan h's site. He also allowed us to express ourselves in many ways which made this site like no other. We did not only share about our love for The Band but our love and appreciation for many other artists who had some connections with The Band and some who did not. Some of us went beyond this point.... ;-D Some of us have actually met....from three countries! Some of us became friends and some met some of my friends. Some of us shared cds with each other. Some sent flowers and books and many other gifts. Once I told someone that although I was grieving I was going to put up a Christmas tree. I met JM later that year.....found at my door Christmas lights and many other surprises......I told you I could write a book about this GB......Some of us shared photos. Some of us shared telephone conversations when we didn't have Viber or Skype. Some of us experienced music together.....Some of you kicked my butt.....I actually have a back bone now! Thank you!

Thank you jan h for the Chat Room as well. It was here I met Calm and Rollie. So many memories.....and all good ones. Wow....One knew Robbie and one knew Garth.....unbelievable that the universe would bring us together! I cannot tell you how much both of them shared with me. Although I post cryptically at times; I was clear that I wanted to make my time at this site as real as I could be. Also heartfelt thanks to all who made me laugh and reminded me that I don't have to be so serious at times.
Raps up now...music and sports bring joy to my life and and visual and performing arts.....and......

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

Unknown

When words fail,
music speaks.

Shakespeare

If a woman or man does not keep pace with her/his companions,
perhaps it's because s/he hears a different drummer.
Let her/him step to the music which s/he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau

Without music,
Life would be a blank to me.

Jane Austen


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Dance

It has been a great one.Thank you Jan for your hospitality and patience. I'm sure it hasn't been easy at times amid all the fun.

For every one who doesn't know. On Face book the "group" that Dag has started a while back is a good place. Several folks with knowledge, great pcitures and info.

Todd when you learn a little face book it is very easy to cancel annoying adds and you have privacy to deal with only your "friends". It's not to bad. You'll be able to find your way to the folks you want to deal with. To find people there is a "search". For example I am Norman Wesley Jones. There is so many Norman Jones I had to put in my middle name.

Safety and health and happiness to everyone.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oh ok, since we have a little time more....JED! I didn't know that LEVON liked to hoop! Dang!


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Posted by:

Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: stage fright cover

Thanks for responding Glenn, but I think Bob Cato designed the cover, rather than painted the artwork.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright 50th

I assumed I would take delivery tomorrow from Amazon. However, the 12th is just the release date I'm told. Being an Amazon Prime person, it should come by Monday. Hopefully.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: THANK YOU

THANK YOU JAN for everything you have done. I know it has been a labour of love most of the time. All the very best.


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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

If this website's been up for 27 years, I suppose I've been coming here regularly for about 24 of them. Never a frequent poster but a regular GB reader, and I wrote a couple of articles for the site about the last round of reissued Band albums way back when they were new. I'll miss coming here—still the best website I've ever seen about a musical artist, and a friendly GB that I'll miss feeling a part of. Congratulations to Jan for an amazing achievement.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Goodnight....Goodbye

Peter V, thank for your review of 'The Dig'. I watched the movie it about a week ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. It was very well done. Terrific cast. I'm normally not a fan of Ralph Fiennes for some reason, and I'm not really sure why. I do recognize his talent, but I don't really connect with him in many of his roles. In 'The Dig', however, he was fantastic. I really believed him as the character, and didn't see him as acting which is sometimes the case. So thanks for pointing us to the film.

JQ, I haven't gotten to 'Pretend it's a City' yet, but it's on my watch-list and I will check it out. Thanks for the tip.

Thanks to Jan for hosting this place. I've enjoyed visiting here, learning and sharing over the years. I consider you all, fondly as part of my slightly dysfunctional but lovable extended family. It's been a pleasure, and even though I don't post as much as I used to, it was comforting knowing that it was here. A home away from home, as it were.

I'm not a Facebook fan, but I'll have to learn to adapt. Even though this GB is theoretically open to anyone on the WWW who wants to visit, it always felt like a private club and slightly anonymous. Only fans of the Band, with at least that bond as a common interest would seek this out, and stay around. Facebook to me feels like being in the middle of a large room, rather than in a corner hangout. I'm not sure that I need every musing that I might have on The Band, or Amy Helm, Larkin Poe, or Derek and the Dominoes etc. needs to be shared with anyone like other friends, co-workers etc. who might follow me on Facebook and not have a shared love of The Band or obscure off-shots or other random musings. I feel like here at least, I wouldn't have to explain the relevance.

But I will check out Dag's Facebook group, or anywhere else that you folks decide will be a good place to congregate. I can learn to adapt, but I'm definitely a creature of habit.

Thanks again everyone for the camaraderie and thanks to Jan for much patience over the decades. Cheers!


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Posted by:

glenn

Subject: Stage Fright

Bob Cato painted the cover; Norman Seeff took the wraparound photograph.


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Posted by:

Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: stage fright cover

One last question while I still have the chance to tap into all of the wisdom on this GB. Who is the artist and what is the painting name of the Stage Fright album cover? I am surprised that it is not attributed on the album itself, unless I'm blind, and my search engine skills have not been up to the task.


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Posted by:

glenn

Subject: THANKS!

Thanks Jan, for keeping this site going for so many years. A place to share our love of The Band, and of all sorts of music. A place to listen and learn from individuals all over this planet. Sometimes laughter, sometimes tears. Rarely a dull moment. And thanks to all who posted here, regularly or infrequently... for sharing your love of The Band, and so many other groups and solo artists. For links to articles, photos and videos. For jokes that worked, and some that didn't. I'm gonna miss all of you, and the resources here. Take care; be safe. And don't never hang up your rock and roll shoes! : )


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

The reasons why I have read the guestbook for so many years are the knowledge of the contributors and the quality of the writing of the contributors. Thank you all.

Thank you, Jan.


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Posted by:

Jed

Wishing everyone here good health,a good life and grateful for all the wisdom I gained from visits here. Will miss visiting and learning from the people here Thank you.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Old Shoe

I don't post much, but I click on the guestbook at least 3 times a day. Very comforting over the years. Once in a while I pick up a great musical recommendation that I was not aware of.

Thanks Jan, it has been fun.

Wishing everyone the best. Joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: News Of The World

Review added of NEWS OF THE WORLD (link to review), Tom Hanks’ first Western. Now out on Netflix and it is a classic in both form and in quality. We loved it.

I'll miss you guys. You can always still find me on my blog, or on Facebook. I prefer Jan's wonderful environment here too. It's going to be weird not checking in. On Facebook it's possible to converse too.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you for the time we shared together.

Take the best from all musical genres.

Take courage to shine your own light wherever you may be.....

:-D

It's in the cards
It's written in the stars
It's in the wee-wee hours
In some Band like bar

She don't stay up all night
And walk the floor
She knows damn well
I'll be coming back for more

Out of this world
Out of this mind
Out of this love for you


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Where do we go from here?

He said Facebook; I said nowhere.

I know we've been mostly talking past each other for months - as opposed to conversing, but still it was always good to know that the rest of you regulars were here, and the occasional wanderer-in (and usually -out). I was thinking of posting a really interesting paper written by a (now deceased) Californian on the influence of Martin Buber's Hasidism books on Dylan in the Basement days. That was important to me because it confirmed my own thought that one of the same books had influenced Robbie during the same Basement period, precisely the period when Robbie would have had ready access to one of the Buber books that Grossman had given to Dylan. But now I guess I won't. Email me if you want the reference.

All in all, this place added substantially to my life. It's been a blast. Thanks so much Jan, and special thanks also to you, Peter. And thanks to the rest of you as well.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Phew. I know we had dwindled. Keeping the actual text intact here is important. I still much prefer it to Facebook. will people still be able to access the links?


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Posted by:

Lisa

Oh no, I can't imagine life without the GB. I know I don't post very much, but it has been a daily and looked-forward-to part of my life ever since I got a computer in 2012. I will miss it so much! I hardly know what to say ... but thank you, Jan, for giving us this special gift for so long.


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Posted by:

jh

Dear friends,

This web site, including the GB, is about to retire after 27 years on-line.

There are several nice places, in particular the great Dag B.'s "Music from The Band" Facebook group, where your discussions may continue in more modern settings than this ancient system can offer.

The web site will be "frozen in time" after "retirement", meaning that everything here will be made available for as long as we have someone hosting it for us.

Details to follow.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson takes another crack at The Band’s ‘Stage Fright’ in new box set
Updated Feb 09

The sequence is very interesting. The new version, for the most part, positions the original Side Two at the front of the album. What’s the story there?

Robertson: "At that time, I was trying too hard to get the other guys to be part of the songwriting. I wanted everybody to write -- that was the original idea with this group, that we would all write, and all do this, and all do that. That had faded away, and I was really trying to restore that. I couldn’t get it through my thick skull that some people write and some people don’t, and that’s just the way it is. I was trying to stuff something down somebody’s throat, and it didn’t make them feel good. So, we recorded the album and I made up the sequence that’s on the album now, and the other guys said, “Well, all the (stuff) that you were wanting us to do, you’ve got it buried in the sequence!” So, I ended up resequencing it for all the wrong reasons, and it wasn’t the best thing for the record at all. But, like I said, I was so trying to encourage them, and sometimes you do the right thing for the wrong reason."


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Stage Fright

John D, yay!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson...AR810CE...CA$4,095


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oscars 2021: Eligible films announced for Animated, Documentary and International features (updated)
James A. Molnar
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Documentary Feature (updated) Two hundred thirty-eight features are eligible for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards.

“Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band”


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright

2 more sleeps till Stage Fright.


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Posted by:

NUX

Location: Durban,South Africa

Amazing link on Terry Danko Facebook,Rick at a dance aged 16!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Mary Wilson

RIP. Link to a 2011 review of Mary Wilson with Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings. she appears in the last two paragraphs, but I bet there's a story there most of you don't know!


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for noting Mary Wilson's passing. RIP. Of our guys, I guess Garth who had the best and earliest links to Motown, having record both Capers / Kapers 45s in Detroit, with the second one being for Billy Davis, who worked very closely with Berry Gordy in the early days and whose Check-Mate label had a proto-Vandellas group on the roster as well as Paul London and the Kapers.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MARY WILSON with THE SUPREMES..."Come See About Me".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MARY WILSON..."Here's To Life"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RIP Mary Wilson 76...Like many very young music fans; we pretended to be the Supremes while my very young male friends were The Beatles.


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Posted by:

GregD

Subject: Bad Manors

Bill M: Thanks for the link to that article on Bad Manors. It's hard to believe it's been 50 years since its release. Brings back a lot of memories! As someone who grew up in that area, Crowbar definitely was a local institution, and gained considerable national attention after the release of that record and the Oh What a Feeling! single. The Bad Manors house was actually located in Ancaster (the article gets it right) and at Christmas time it would be decorated together with a "Merry Christmas from Crowbar" sign out in front. As you more than likely are aware, Kelly Jay pulled up stakes (in the early 80's if I recall) and moved out west, as did another stalwart on the local music scene, Long John Baldry, who had adopted nearby Dundas as his home before heading west.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Crowbar: 50 years of Bad Manors

The link is to a nice article about the release of Crowbar's immortal "Bad Manors" LP 50 years ago this month. Among others, Tom Wilson from BaRK talk about the importance of the timeless "Oh What A Feeling" single from the album. When Tom called his own early band, Junkhouse, "knuckleheads from Hamilton", he probably pronounced the opening 'K' - so as to deliver the usual 'Canucklehead' pun. The article also mentions the involvement of Johnny Rhythm (Johnny Rhythm and the Suedes with Robbie) in the early going. Good thing the writer remember the band's sixth member, Jozef Chirowski, even if the producer forgot about him.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Bridgerton

Review of the TV series hit of the moment, BRIDGERTON (linked). Eight episodes on Netflix (everything we watch seems to be on Netflix). It was something of a struggle to get through but we persisted. I’ve avoided plot spoilers, and have gone for humour. Comments box is open on the page.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Pat and BEG, thanks for the links. I will check them out. I am far from an audiophile, I listen to cd's on a hundred dollar Sony mini-boombox. The version of The Weight from RAH sounds pretty good on my chromebook. I am looking forward to getting the 2 cd version of SF and listening to the whole concert.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG-hoops

Trae young amazes me. Most of all he makes his team and teammates better. He’s always learning and improving. Steph Curry however remains a generational player who has changed the way the game is played today. A two time MVP who could be on the list for a third this year. (Although Lebron has a hold on this one given how he’s playing)Steph went for 57 last night reminding us he’s got plenty left in his tank. James Harden May be having his best season. He’s totally changed the way he plays having assumed full on point guard duties. His passing is insane and his efforts defensively have been very good. The Knicks are piaying very well. Coach Thibs having major impact on culture,player development and effort. A true professional. I watched a few Toronto games. Kyle never stops impressing. A tough son of a gun. Despite Covid some very impressive performances and some great games.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks for the link to the Richard Williams review, BEG. Always one of the best rock writers. I guess the reason RAH was recorded there rather than anywhere else was simply proximity to EMI's base at Abbey Road - remember that Capitol was EMI owned. It was a European tour. The RAH used to be notorious for bad sound - it's now way better since they suspended large circular baffles from the roof. Getting good sound there in 1971 was unusual. However, as ever, bands with good sound have pre-planned for the venues. Both Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen apparently had sound engineers analyse each venue before a tour. It worked. The last time I was there at the RAH was for Natalie Merchant and the sound was exquisite, even though we were high up and at the side. It was full.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

You're still here?

Robbie Robertson Signs With Primary Wave for Publishing Administration, Marketing
Chris Eggertsen
11/14/2019

PAT B... :-D

We have Shephard's pie for tomorrow and I'm making my famous chili con carne with bean medley...kidney, chana, black eyed peas, tricolour peppers, fire roasted sundried tomato and fire roasted onion flakes, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, cayenne, tobasco sauce, chili powder and chili flakes, onions......rustic olive bread......tomato, onion salad with Pandano cheese. Dessert....Portuguese tarts. Snacks...white cheddar cheese popcorn. Drinks....ginger root beer for me and Bench white ale for him.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Cheering for Kansas City
Web: My link

Subject: Canadiana

Is Trae Young the younger James Harden or what?

Elton John salutes THE BAND, Rush, Joni Mitchell on special Canadian episode of 'Rocket Hour'

"In honor of the fact that Canadian pop star The WEEKND is performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, Elton John is devoting this week's installment of his Apple Music radio show Rocket Hour to the musical talent of the Great White North. Joined by his husband David Furnish, who's Canadian, Elton talks about his admiration for artists like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Rush and The Band, and plays his favorite songs by them.

Elton also notes the huge influence The Band had on him and Bernie Taupin, noting that the group's debut album Music from Big Pink "changed our life." Furnish admits he didn't like The Band until he started dating Elton, and adds, "I feel bad that I didn't get on them earlier."


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, that's the long way of saying that they probably used a 16 track recorder to capture RoA.

Concerning RAH, I don't think any of the other European shows were recorded. Exactly why RAH was recorded, we don't know...yet. Perhaps RR will provide some detail, or if Sebastian is looking in, he can ask. As to the actual recording, they probably did four submixes off the front of house mixing board and fed them onto each of the four tracks. I think once we get the concert CD, we should be able to tell that mix configuration (which instruments were recorded together on one track, etc).


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Ben, the company that did the lion's share of remote recording on the East Coast in the late 60's was called Fedco. Although there is no reference to RoA, I've linked an extremely interesting article about how it started and what they did. Even Wally Heider who was doing the same thing on the West Coast used them. One of the keys was their custom sound board which was designed by API. Their mods are still considered some of the best. Genius engineer Phil Ramone used Fedco to record RoA. The company's reputation was well established at that point.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: ROBBIE ROBERTSON QUOTE

"You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there. Just waiting to be explored and shared."

Take the best from all cultures.
brown eyed angelina

Enjoy the rest of your very cold weekend. Basketball's up shortly.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

BEN...and there's an older article from blue moment.com

The Band: London to New York
Richard Williams on October 15, 2013


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi BEN and thank you. :-D

thebluemoment.com
A blog about music by Richard Williams

Feb 3
The Band at the Albert Hall


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band’s Robbie Robertson doesn’t mind Bob Dylan selling the rights to his songs
"It wasn’t upsetting at all. And I’m happy for Bob."

Patrick Clarke
5th February 2021

“They have the publishing on the songs from [The Band’s 1968 album] ‘Music From Big Pink’ but it comes back to the Band in a couple of years,” Robertson told Rolling Stone.

“I haven’t for a second thought, ‘Oh, my God, what are these people doing to me?’ or ‘Where has it gone?’ I’m part of that family. So it wasn’t upsetting at all. And I’m happy for Bob.”

He said he believes Dylan made the deal after “seeing when some people pass away, like Prince or Tom Petty, and then the families are stuck with a mess, and everybody hates one another and all of that shit.

“It’s not a bad idea to get this shit sorted out while you’re still around. It’s a different time now. All of us — we’re in a completely different stage of all these things. At one time, rule number one was you never sell your publishing. You never sell your songwriting. You never sell your record royalties. And that’s changed.”


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: BOB MARLEY DAY in TORONTO with JERK FISH
Web: My link

Subject: February 4 BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY 76

Bob Marley’s Legacy Going Strong After 40 Years: “Them Can’t Stop It Mon”


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: RAH

Pat, I was surprised by Robbie's comment in the RS interview that the show wasn't well recorded. I wonder what the circumstances were surrounding the recording of this particular show. Were other shows on the tour being recorded, did Robbie consider any other shows for inclusion on this set?

If this was a four track recording, do you know how many tracks the Academy of Music shows were recorded on?


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Posted by:

Si

There's a nice piece over at The Blue Moment, Richard Williams' blog, "The Band at the Albert Hall". The blog is definitely worth bookmarking. At the bottom of the piece is a link to another article from a few years back, "The Band: London to New York".


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, RAH was recorded on a four track machine. How the tracks were divided up would be interesting info to have. Royal Albert Rags was an audience recording and not the source of the latest release.


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Posted by:

Robert B

Location: Berrien Springs Michigan

Subject: Lyric question

I’ve just listened to the Tombstone demo version of All Creation...oh my God...and have become rather obsessed w it. Since I’ve now worked out the chords on both keys and guitar, I need some help from some kind soul here. Specifically, I am slightly hard of hearing and am having a heck of a time transcribing the lyrics. The Danko Fjeld Andersen version has decidedly different lyrics, so that’s no help. I’m looking for the lyrics specifically from the Tombstone demo version. I would owe my very soul to that person, as I am just FLOORED by how beautiful the music and chord sequences are to this song. I’m simply stunned that this never made the cut on an official Band release!


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: The weight from Royal Albert Hall

The live version of The weight from RAH has been posted. It's on Rolling Stone with an interview with Robbie. In the interview Robbie discusses the songs from MFBP included in the Dylan catalog sale and he also mentioned that the RAH was n't well recorded and that Bob Clearmountain did a lot of work on it. If Clearmountain was working with the 'Royal Albert Rags' boot as his source, then he he is a miracle worker.


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The Band in The Casino Arena, restored

I came across this today on youtube (the aforementioned The Band in The Casino Arena, that is).

Not wanting to incur the wrath of John Cash's middle finger...if you go to youtube and type in "The Band in The Casino Arena, restored" you'll get to see an hour and twenty minutes of The Band in '76.

Apologies if this has been linked to before.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hunh.........well..........damn

Maybe it was Bill out there in that pink tutu!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: it goes perfectly with Big Pink

Rod: True to a point, but the giver is more likely to raise eyebrows whenever he asks if he can borrow the gift for the afternoon. "But dear, ...


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Posted by:

Rod

Bill, that's like buying that someone special sexy lingerie. Who gets the most pleasure from it?


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Valentine's Day is coming up soon. Maybe you could buy the Stage Fright package for that someone special special in your life - and then ask to borrow it on occasion? Just a thought.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jake X Fussell

Hi Peter - Jake also does a weekly radio show; it’s on WHUP & called Fall Line Radio. He’s on Wednesdays,1-3pm, EST. It’s highly eclectic and just as tasteful & brilliant as his LPs. That station also has a 2-week archive available if you can’t listen live.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Stage Fright 50th

I ordered mine as soon as it turned up on Back to Black vinyl … About £165. It's cheaper on amazon.co.uk, but that US price is lower by quite a bit.

However if you want some GREAT listening, I highly recommend "Take What You Need - UK Covers of Bob Dylan 1964-1969." It's an Ace CD, so top quality. I have many albums of Dylan covers, but this has some unusual ones and is also well-sequenced. There are real surprises like folkie Alex Campbell making a very decent job of Just Tom Thumb's Blues, a very fine To Ramona by Alan Price, and the Alan Bown Set version of All Along The Watchtower, which I recall because it's the arrangement that my friends' bands and early Supertramp followed … significantly different to Hendrix. Then there's the Cops 'n' Robbers garage band take on It's All Over Now Baby Blue. Also Lay Lady Lay whispered by Sandie Shaw, and Joe Cocker roaring through Just Like A Woman. An interesting Million Dollar Bash by Mixed Bag, andThe Piccadilly Line have the courage to venture Visions of Johanna.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Bill I just checked Sunrise's price for deluxe set. I guess it will be the 2 CD set; after all.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Stage Fright 50th is not available until Feb. 12th. Maybe that's why Sunrise says it's out of stock?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Thanks, Bill. I still might only the 2 CD set. It's the live concert I really want.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

John D: Sunrise has it in Canadian - though it says 'out of stock'.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright Deluxe set

Try and buy this on Amazon.ca. You can't do it. As a matter of fact only a few Band albums now show up on Amazon.ca. I called Amazon. Got a nice lady in Atlanta and I have not played this game since the early 70s. I mentioned my favourite group was not showing up on Amazon.ca; but was there on Amazon.com

Here's how it went. What band are you talking about sir? The Band I replied. Yes but which band? The Band I replied, and it went on and on. She told me if I wanted the deluxe package of Stage Fright, I would have to go to Amazon.com. OK. There it is $149.00 American. No, thanks I want to pay in Canadian funds. I then gave up.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Hawkins / Hawks on Pye

Thanks Peter V: Your diligence in such things in appreciated. The credits on the back of the LP are very good - much better than what you usually see. For example, no mention of horns or Roy Buchanan on "Who Do You Love" like Sequel's Hawkins two-CD set. Nice also to see that Pye had the wit to enlist Screamin' Brian Simmons to do the history. To tell you the truth, it's impressive to know that the Pye brain was still turning over to the degree that it saw and was capable of taking advantage of the marketing opportunity provided by the success of TLW. The same can't be said of the record companies in or near the Hawks' homeland, unfortunately. But the same company did produce first-rate best-of comps for the Kinks and Mungo Jerry at around the same time. First-rate in terms of content, I mean; packaging, not so much.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Bill, just added the images to the article.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Rockin'

Oddly it's not on this site. Link is to Discogs, and if you press More Images you will get the rear sleeve with detailed credits. Some are disputable, I think. Or different. 'Rick' is always 'Ricky' too.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Bill: Though I've never seen a copy, Ronnie Hawkins had "Rockin'" LP compilation on Pye International in 1978. It's on Discogs and the rear confirms that 40 Days is the early one, and Who Do You Love the One with The Hawks and Robbie's famous guitar.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Around and Around

Peter V: Nice piece of work on Pye International. Is the 1978 Ronnie Hawkins 45, "Forty Days" / "Who Do You Love" the original versions or later re-recordings with his late '70s band?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

I thought I would link it, so had a look. The first one that comes up is an avant-garde piano piece with the title. Then Pete Seeger, who is acknowledged in Jake Xerxes Fussell's sleeve notes as the source. Listening to Seeger doing it with plunkety-plink banjo, you realize how much work Jake Xerxes Fussell did to transform it! (The Moonstruck Ones never played this, before you ask).


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Current listening

Obsessively, non-stop for two days almost, Jake Xerxes Fussell "Out of Sight" which I've had for a while and always liked. I just picked it up again on Sunday morning, put it in the CD drive and it's stayed there since. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues has some very Band-like bits.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: 6 George Harrison lyrics to keep you going through lockdown

‘The Inner Light’

“Without going out of my door
I can know all things of earth
Without looking out of my window
I could know the ways of heaven
The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows”


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

HASO...Good morning. Good observations! I only post the links.

"Why can some surgeons, poker players, mountaineers, fashion designers, athletes and even writers tune out the external noise—and the even more distracting internal chatter—and perform seemingly effortlessly under extraordinary pressure?

While others with comparable training and technique, while capable and competent, just can’t approach the holy moly level of a transcendent master?

Here’s an example of one such performance I watched with awe and joy almost forty years ago (and still do today)…

By Thanksgiving November 25, 1976, Farther Up the Road, then a twenty-year-old, mid-tempo, twelve-bar, Texas blues shuffle originally recorded on Memphis’s Duke records by Robert Calvin Brooks (aka Bobby “Blue” Bland) was a Rock & Roll standard.

A familiar voice came over the blackness. It was the voice of the heart and soul of The Band…Levon Helm. “Good evening.”


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Helloooo and welcome KEV LEWIN!
:-D

The Dig True Story: What The Movie Changes About The Sutton Hoo Excavation
The Dig tells the story of the 1939 archaeological excavation at Sutton Hoo, but the movie takes a lot of creative license with the real events.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Pye International

I'm still slowly loading stuff onto AROUND AND AROUND. The latest is on the iconic Pye International label (two separate pages). This is eye candy for fans of 60s music, R&B and even early psych. They were an umbrella label, licensing in from many US labels. Here it is.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NY

Subject: Re: Terry Danko tracks

Ragtime, there are other unreleased tracks from the same 1980s sessions if you scroll down through Terry's Facebook feed. He seems to post videos there rather than on Youtube. I'd guess the one you mention is in there somewhere if you keep digging. I can't get over how good these sound, and Richard is all over them (and Garth too!). I'd happily buy them if Terry ever makes them available for purchase.


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Posted by:

Kev Lewin

Subject: just 'discovered' The Band properly

I have always enjoyed what I've heard of The Band but I never really invested much time in learning more, because the group never comes up in those chats with music-loving friends about the must-listen-to artists. I think that's what makes The Band so special - you stumble upon their music and feel you've uncovered the secret behind the stone. I have been deep diving on the group for months now, checking out all manner of archives, recordings, films, interviews... and I'm astonished that at 52 there's still 'new' music to discover. Get past the hits (Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight, Dixie...) and there's a real richness and purity in The Band's music. This is one of the best things that has come out the awful last year for me - a real appreciation for a band that would have otherwise passed me by.


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