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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Unity

I hope you are well Kevin. That virus keeps me worrying about you guys.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

“I've looked at life from both sides now”

Strange place this....cold as it’s always been but much quieter than ever. In this 2nd winter of lockdown, I’ve actually been tempted to jump into the other forums of social chat but as great as some sites are to look in on ( Dag B’s Band focussed Facebook page is a shinning example of this as are numerous Twitter pages - hello Rex Chapman and Peter Frampton ), I have such ambiguous - leaning to negative - feelings for the owners of the major platforms as a result of their accommodations to the Orange Clown and his crowd that it is hard to jump in and join.

Robbie’s house.......Such a tasty little place. I do recall at the time that he had mentioned buying the house as a perfect hideaway for writing Testimony.......and to think that he picked it up 7 years ago for the price of a shithouse in Mississauga.

....Fuddle Duddle, Norm !

Starting to understand how some people can get addicted to Amazon......receiving notice that a parcel has arrived does have that Christmas Morning as a kid kind of vibe.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Just Sayin'
Web: My link

Subject: SALLY MANN RICHARD MANUEL JOE COCKER

If you missed her chat in one of my previous links.....Sally Mann talks respectively and in awe of Libby Titus....She also tells us that Richard Manuel could have made music with Joe Cocker but.......As for west coast bands....My brother had some of their music and had friends in Laguna Beach so there was always west coast east coast music at home. Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Wow, she sure writes long sentences.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Clever play on the original groupie confessional by the lovely Pamela Des Barres which was “I’m With the Band”. That one was fun....it was released in the 80’s, all about the 70’s, Jimmy Page, Waylon Jennings, Jeff Beck and an assortment of other characters that I actually enjoyed reading about.....Pamela still looked great. Something off-putting about this new groupie romp and an old grandmother recounting tales of debauchery And besides I really don’t care about most of the west coast rockers she is writing about....Grateful Dead....Ten Years After.....Jefferson Airplane/Starship....yikes. As to the Band connection and Richard......I just hope she maintains some level of respect and dignity. He deserves that.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Pat: And those 30 pages can hardly be anymore upsetting and depressing than the bunch of pages about Richard in Cathy Smith's book. Sunny side up: I wonder if he ironed either of them an egg?


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Posted by:

Pat B

Well that 30 more pages than I have on Richard as of today.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Woodstock at 50: A conversation with Sally Mann Romano — a 1960s rock-n-roll survivor, lawyer, writer, and animal lover.

Michael McCord
Jul 26, 2019


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: :-D
Web: My link

Subject: The Boyzz Are Back In Town

20 Questions With Sally Mann....who became a lawyer.

Favourite bands?

Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, The Band....

Favourite rock n roll memory?

Going to the 1974 Valentine’s Day concert at the LA. Forum with Richard Manuel, keyboard player for The Band, for the last night of the Bob Dylan and The Band tour, and finding the dressing room filled with yellow roses from Bill Graham, with the note “Don’t tell Richard”; having Bob Dylan to dinner for Richard’s birthday in Malibu.


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Posted by:

Rm

Location: ireland

Subject: the band is with me book

I read that book,her and Richards time together takes up about 30 pages max. honestly save your money theres not much in the book really and author comes across as a vapid social climber


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Posted by:

Fred

Todd C: Nice links...especially the Oh Well clip.


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Canada's Worst Prime Minister ever...

a knucklehead named Stephen Harper, followed by Kim Campbell and in a not so distant third place a certain Brian Mulroney (Canada's first wannabe American PM).

Notice what these three have in common? Apart from being idiots, that is...yeah that's right... Conservatives. ; )


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: 'Won't Feel Like This Forever' - Dea Matrona

Here's an original from Dea Matrona. A song that they wrote during lock-down called, 'Won't Feel Like This Forever'. This is from a club named 'The Limelight' in Belfast....playing to an empty house which they streamed live at the time due to pandemic restrictions.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: 'Oh Well' - Dea Matrona

A while back I posted a video of these ladies from Belfast, Ireland doing a cover of The Cream version of 'Crossroads'. Here is a clip of them performing the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac song 'Oh well'. They seem to really enjoy playing live music.

Getting my live music fix these days from watching busking videos from Ireland. Lots of talent there. Nice to see the younger generation inspired by some of the music from the past.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Meanwhile Richard's Malibu girlfriend from 1974ish has a book out called The Band Is With Me. I hear it's startling and sad.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Dirty oil

Hi Bonk - I was referring to the Keystone pipeline which looks like Joe B will be abandoning for good; it’s been in a tenuous legal hold for 4 years. We have no need for the stuff; it’s strictly for export and requires a pipeline, etc with a final use that produces extreme pollution, no matter where on earth it’s used. The project has only ever been a money grab - that Trump resurrected - and its upcoming termination seems to have pissed off the guy up there.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Business & Politics with the Band background Stage Fright

Ouuuu! Here goes Kevin again with one of his ignorant Liberal rants about things his words show his ignorance. I am by no means an advocate of Kenny. Alberta with their oil as we were with our forest industry were dictated to by American business companies and their weight. The people of Alberta have always needed to work. The size of those Athabasca tar sands are the biggest deposit in the world.

In 1967 Sun Oil started extracting bitchumen from those tar sands and it was called "dirty oil". For years Alberta governments made them clean up their act more and more just as we did in BC with American companies we made plant trees, reforest and fertilize the trees. I can show pictures of helicopters taking fertilizer from a barge I'm towing and fertilizing trees.

Since Sunco bought out the Americans and the industry is Canadian owned more and more the process has been upgraded to make that oil that is exported as clean as any in the world. That company has been around since 1917. Look up "Context Energy Examined" the oil quality is monitored. Fact is Canada is the biggest supplier of oil to the USA. As well we in BC are the biggest supplier to California of hydro power, natural gas and water. As a matter of fact California owes us so gawd damn much money if they paid us all they owed us we would be a debt free province but generally they are broke.

So the big mouth in Oregon needs to get some facts straight. As does Kevin. We have one of the worst federal governments, worst Prime Ministers we have ever had. About as bad as Paul Martin. We would be happy to have the 4 Western provinces gone from that outfit


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Posted by:

Bonk

Subject: dirty shit oil?

JQ. Could you please explain your statement a little more clearly. Where are you coming from with that?


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Posted by:

Kevin J

JQ.......Describing the Trump like embarrassment Jason Kenney as a jerk is being polite. His inaction indeed tepidness early on in the COVID 19 crisis killed people and as things escalated in his province, he was more interested in supporting anti-maskers and directing blame to Ottawa than taking any sort of constructive action. The result months later was the most infections per capita in Canada......As to oil, don’t ever mistake the positions of Canadians with those poor souls living in Alberta that have been betrayed for generations by shortsighted conservative politicians that have kept them economically hooked - almost exclusively - on not just a fading resource but of a variant ( Tar Sands ) that is the dirtiest source of oil on earth.

....and to even add to the disgrace of what has happened in Alberta - above and beyond the indescribable destruction of First Nation land and ways of life - the Conservative party in power almost exclusively for more than 50 years has allowed foreign ownership to remove more than 90% of profits on an ongoing basis. Yeah.....Albertans led by imbeciles like Kenney have given it up to Americans and others for generations and received almost nothing in return. Sad.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Half Baked oil

I can't imagine why any one could give a shit about your dim witted comment.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jason Kenney

For the Canadian friends here - What’s the story with this jerk from Alberta that thinks we must import his filthy shit oil? I thought you all you were better environmentalists than us?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: acceptable as a sea shanty?

Joe J: Here's one I've loved since I first heard it in the '70s. Same tune as NS Farewell, but more powerful through an Acadian lens (a la "Acadian Driftwood") than another Going Down The Road song.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Rob Bowman (Talking About Garth Hudson and The Band) - London Lights Episode 4

"Grammy award winning Professor of Music Rob Bowman from York University joins Dan to talk about The Band, and their connection to London. He tells us about Garth Hudson’s time growing up in London before joining Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. They also talk about The Band’s time as the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan!"


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Posted by:

Pat B

Mary Martin got Garth the gig doing the official transcriptions for Leonard Cohen's first album. Martin of course made the connection of the Hawks to Dylan. She also managed Cohen and got him his first record contract.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Rumer

Thanks Peter. Best of 2020.

Depending on you guys to give me a heads up on new music

Sea shanties???


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 in United States

Flashback: Stevie Wonder Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ at 1986 Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

Wonder spent years advocating for a national holiday in honor of his late hero. In 1986, when Congress finally got on board, he convened an all-star concert to celebrate

"Wonder’s connection to King was deep and profound. He’d broken down in tears upon hearing of King’s assassination in 1968 and attended the funeral. He wrote a preliminary version of “Happy Birthday” in 1977, and the song finally made it onto record on 1980’s Hotter Than July, which augmented its chipper synth beats with slyly finger-pointing lyrics: “You know it doesn’t make much sense/There ought to be a law against anyone who takes offense/At a day in your celebration,” Wonder sang.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the Joe Brown and Let It Be links. Given his links to the Hawks, it's interesting that Joe should, in the early '60s, record "Darktown Strutter's Ball", a line from which is reprinted on the cover of the Big Brown album. Written by a Canadian too. I did wonder about Brown's memory of Rick Danko though. Didn't Hawkins and Help go to the UK for the TV show at the time when Robertson was still being broken in as the bassist? Or am I confusing things.

Re the Let It Be conversations, I wish I had ready access to my copy of transcriptions of the Beatles' studio conversations during the record in the album. All I recall was that they really had the Band on their minds.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan: Live versions of 7 songs from “Planet Waves”

Posted on January 17, 2021 by Egil Mosbron


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

January 17: MICK TAYLOR was born in 1949 , here playing Blind Willie McTell by Bob Dylan

Posted on January 17, 2021 by Hallgeir Olsen

Happy Healthy Happy Belated Birthdays to MICK TAYLOR and STEVE EARLE!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Beatles' contrasting opinions on Phil Spector's controversial Let It Be album mixing


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Joe Brown legend started from the moment he first appeared on Boy Meets Girls, backing American stars such as Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. “On my first show,” he says, “Johnny had his guitar player, Luther Perkins, very simple, just plonk-plink, and I’m doing the song, How High Is The Water Mamma? The song went on about nine foot and we got to one point where I threw in a little break. Johnny stopped the live show and said, ‘Joe, there’ll be no picking there,’ and I got fired on the spot.” When he mentioned it to Cash after the show, the Man In Black said, “We’ll just have to see about that…” and got it sorted. Some months later, there was a message that a package had arrived for him at the docks and he needed to pay the import duty. Opening it in the office he found a gleaming pair of cowboy boots from Cash – but far too expensive for him to pay the charge.

The official urged him to put them on and walk around – then charged a token rate for used footwear."There was also rocker Ronnie Hawkins. “Ronnie brought over Levon Helm and Rick Danko,” recalls Brown. “I got to tour with these guys… they even asked me to go and join them in Canada. I sometimes wish I had.”

He was 21 when, in 1962, A Picture Of You, a hit that sounds as good now as it did then, reached No 2. He was a star, one who the Fab Four were delighted to support. “The Beatles were doing really well in the clubs of Liverpool, but Brian Epstein wanted them to play in the bigger theatres,” he says. “So, he booked me for a few gigs and got them to open for me. By the end of the year they’d gone ‘whoosh!’ … I didn’t see hide nor hair of them for years, only John, occasionally, in posh London clubs.”

“I had to deny I was Joe Brown, which I did to the extent of growing a big beard,” he says. But the beard didn’t disguise Brown’s light entertainment reputation, and Home Brew went flat: “We did country-rock stuff, but my management was still sending me out as Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, so we never had a bloody chance.” The albums can be heard for the first time on CD as part of a new box set. “Then I did 20 years of clubs, pantos and summer seasons – Blackpool, Yarmouth, Brighton, about 12 weeks each – as a result of which I developed a hatred of British seaside resorts,” he continues.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks for the Joe Brown tidbits, Peter. Did he go on to say more about the TV show with Hawkins and Helm? Also, did he explain his penchant for wearing rubber boots?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Joe Brown

I found a Joe Brown interview glancing in a 2013 Record Collector.

What people don't know: I once played with Ronnie Hawkins and Levon Helm.

Subject I would choose to answer questions on if I were on 'Mastermind' - The Band.

Last album purchased: Dirt Farmer, Levon Helm.


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Posted by:

Peter V

It would be inappropriate to say "RIP" Phil Spector, but unlike some online, the fact that he was mad and evil doesn't mean the songs and productions were bad. I read Ronnie's autobiography, and did the Ronnie Spector Toppermost. You can't take away He's A Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, Be My Baby, River Deep Mountain high.

Ronnie rewrote the words to Girl From The Ghetto:

Kharma’s going to visit you too

For all the things you put me through

I hope you do, I know you will, yeah, yeah

I hope your hell is filled with magazines

And on every page you see a big picture of me

And under every picture a caption will read

Not bad for a girl from the ghetto like me


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Band and Leonard

Garth Hudson played accordion on "The Gypsy's Wife" from "Recent Songs." Leonard was doing that song in his last tours.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Hey Ray, I was never aware of any connection between The Band and Leonard Cohen. How?


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: The Heartland

Subject: Hello to you...BEG!

Hey there Brown Eyed Girl!!

Be safe and Be well,

Love, Ray


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Music Books

Hellooooo Ray Mizumura! I hope you continue to stay healthy and safe. I am reading Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked....Too much to say. ;-D Anyway, you might quite enjoy this radio station that just appeared one day. Some were talking about Nick Lowe awhile ago and Breaking Glass popped up. I just heard The Cure's Just Like Heaven.

NICKRADIO is a fun mix of postpunk, new wave and alternative rock.


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: The Heartland

Subject: Phil Spector

Thank you Ragtime. There is a Band connection, I would say, given Mr Spectors productions of George Harrison and Leonard Cohen.

I agree with John Lennon's high praise for PS as a producer. I absolutely love Death of a Ladies Man by Cohen. The Christmas album is the best Christmas album, in my opinion.

Nevertheless, and obviously, PS was a repellent person and a murderer, and I'm glad I knew him only through his artistic achievement, which retains all of its cultural significance, speaking for myself here.


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Posted by:

Lisa

John, it started way before 1999, aided and abetted by self-serving politicians and developers with the morals of goats (sorry, goats!) $1 million gets you a moldy, falling-down knockdown in Vancouver. It's ridiculous and there doesn't seem to be any way back. Very depressing ...


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Lisa & Vancouver

Lisa; because of the prices, my daughter and her husband will NEVER be able to afford a home in Vancouver. I remember back in, I believe '99 when this all started.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Web: My link

Subject: Phil Spector

Phil Spector died in prison from covid. Not Band-related, but anyway...


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: The Heartland

Subject: Howard Johnson

Not only was I blessed to attend an outdoor concert by the Levon Helm Band in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2010, I was even more thrilled to learn that the great Howard Johnson was onstage with said band, playing his magic huge-hearted tuba music. Rest in Power and Beauty, Howard.


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: The Heartland (not Beverly Hills...yet...)

Subject: For Sale--Writer's Roost

Ah, that is quite a real estate listing. I might have to put in a bid, but first I'll buy a few more lottery tickets. For me, having the Raging Bull poster would make it all worth it. But I don't know if I'd be able to get much writing done. The loveliness would distract me. And I hear the weather there beats what we have in Kansas. Kudos to Robbie for penning such a terrific tome in surroundings so delicious!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Pop legend Annie Lennox plays enchanting ‘Moonlight’ Sonata on her living room piano


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Could You Be Loved?

Bob Marley, Chronixx Songs Among 46 Chosen For Official Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Inauguration Playlist

JM's reaction..."I hope they get royalties and don't get ripped off."

"Such is the enduring popularity of Bob Marley’s music, that even Trump supporters were spotted singing the words “every little thing is gonna be alright” from the reggae legend’s Three Little Birds after the Capitol riot last week. "


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Film review: Blithe Spirit

launched on Sky on 15 January 2020, and will be on other premium channels. This is Noel Coward’s sublime play. Best read the review. It has been “re-imagined” by a Downton Abbey team. Result?


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Posted by:

Bill M

The Guardian reports that the distribution of Mojo magazine has been delayed because the cover CDs are made in the EU so are having trouble getting to the UK thanks to Brexit. Who'd've thunk?!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Robbie’s house has reduced in price since marketed. I suspect this is because it is in LA. In Poole my daughter lives in a house built two years ago, one of two identical ones. The one next door just sold for 30% more than she paid. There is said to be a rush to get out of London and here in Poole we are under 2 hours by train. People believe they will continue to work mainly from home as companies are finding it more economical and most people say they get more work done in less time. They expect to report in to an office once a week or so and a two hour commute will be Ok once a week. So house prices are shooting up on the South Coast. Small three bedroom Victorian villas go for £1.5 million plus in London and then they are 5 miles from the centre. For that you can get four bedrooms four bathrooms double garage and a very large garden in Bournemouth or Poole. Also people moving out of London don’t want a village but a place with shops, cinemas and theatres. We keep thinking of Stratford upon Avon and look at the prices. Up 12 % in a few months- the same effect of people moving out of Birmingham.


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Posted by:

Rod

House prices are poked here too. My place has probably gone up by 20% in the last year thanks to low interest rates, expats returning and people not able to travel overseas. It all sounds good and my house would sell easily but the competition for buying a new place is ridiculous


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Posted by:

Bill M

Five bedrooms - just what you need when you want to be alone to write a book.

A question for the realtors among us: Why would "six minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel" be a sales feature worth stressing? With five bedrooms you'd be able to put up (or in Bandian terms, fix a rack for) a reasonable number of guests.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Home values

Hi Lisa - The same thing has happened in the area I grew up in on the west side of LA - there’s nothing under a million. The area was developed after WW2 as GI housing and was strictly middle class & blue collar. And mostly racist and red-lined to keep blacks out. A lot of the original 3-bedroom, 1,200ft and uniform houses have been replaced by ghastly, Italianate McMansions. But even those original places are over a mil now. I don’t think the story is limited to that place - everywhere, particularly within 5 miles of the coast, from San Fran to San Diego shares the same story.

Rant - The right-wing media here blows on with the lie that Californians are leaving the state in droves; the truth is that the population grew by over 10% in the last decade to over 40 million now. Still only 2 senators though. Whereas Wyoming, N&S Dakota and Idaho combine for 2 million and get 8 senators. Our constitution is as anachronistic as the Old Testament (& considered as sacred) and is in need of a serious brush-up. But for the political expediency of the GOP it’s likely nothing will be changed.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: Robbie's home

Hard to believe, but if that real estate were for sale in Vancouver it would go for a lot more than $4.2 million. Some ordinary residential homes where I grew up have gone for that much, and they are just regular, nice homes in what used to be considered an ordinary, middle-class neighborhood.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Never Too Late For Belated Birthday

Happy Healthy Belated Birthday to THE HAWK!

Always brings laughter to all and who brought us Levon, Robbie, Rick, Richard and Garth!

Walked the camel and he could do flips on stage...Wow!

Knockout for Toronto's club scene The Hawk!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

“Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Robertson bought this home as an escape to pen what would become his New York Times best selling autobiography, Testimony,” said Lee. “Nestled up high on North Beverly Drive across from Franklin Canyon Park, one of Beverly Hills’ best kept secrets, this ultra-private getaway boasts an incredibly scenic landscape while remaining six minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel.”

Noguchi coffee table is all we have in common.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Ragtime: In principle I agree that the sound as approved by our guys should not be tinkered with, as I've opined here from time to time. However, those in power went ahead and tinkered with the sound I liked on the first three albums. So with album four I will throw principle to the wind and ask that the improve the sound I don't like.

I agree too that "Cocteau, Van Gogh and Geronimo" sounds pretentious. I suspect the three names stand in for Shadrak, Mishak and Abednego from the Book of Daniel (and the Sacred Harp - see Peter V's article on D&tSH), which makes some sense given the first verse of the song seems to be about that Daniel, who morphs into Richard Manuel later in the song - the guy suffering from frozen keyboard fingers and a dead poetic tongue. Not to mention stage fright, as per a previous post.


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Posted by:

Rod

Where I'm from a crib is a small modest holiday home.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Behind the Song: “Healing Bones,” by Jules Shear & RICK DANKO

PAUL ZOLLO
A DAY AGO

It’s the title song of Jules Shear’s Healing Bones, released on the first day of 1994, and produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke.

Jules recorded two of the Danko co-writes on the Healing Bones album; this one and “Never Again and Forever.”

Jules spoke about writing this song with Danko in a recent interview for this magazine. “We wrote the musical part together,” he said, “with [Danko] sort of playing those chord changes and me singing. He was playing and I was making up melodies. And then he left and I wrote the words.”

Then he humbly attributed much of its greatness to Danko: “Well, Danko, you know, he’s connected to all those kinds of feelings. When he makes up stuff, he’s got music dripping off of him. But a lot of times he doesn’t coordinate it all in the form of songs. So that sort of becomes my task.”

For Jules, writing with Danko was joyful. And joy has forever been the constant in every song he writes. It’s very much alive in the great details of this one, and the mystery of their meaning: the menace implied but never directly stated, the sense of place as delicately detailed as a great novel (such as the “forty acres of topsoil,” “the sharp edge of a plow,” “the unbelievable symmetry,” the “obvious trail.” Also the ending of the chorus, “Hold me up against your healing bones.”)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Robbie's House

As I posted on Facebook, "People who live in glass houses should not write The Stones I Throw."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: HAPPY HEALTHY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

JOHN DONABIE'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Oshawa-born who began his radio career in 1965, at CKLB in Oshawa.

Honourable member of the radio world and The Band Guest Book

Noticeable for giving good voice

Disc broadcaster extraordinaire

JOHN D hangin' with Robbie, Van and Eric!


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Subject: Dead tongue said the poet

I wonder if it's wise to make an album better than it ever was. Would anyone try to rework one of Rembrandt'ss less succesful paintings into a masterpiece? I don't think so. Never try to change The Band's history by upgrading imperfect elements to a wanted level of perfection.

Cahoots has three flaws IMO. The first and most important is that it's tunes are musically mediocre. Only Carnival, Pantomime and (yes Peter!) TMSO manage to keep alive, the most embarrassing drag being The River Hymn. And don't tell me Bob's WIPMM is any better, enjoyable as it is. Everyone accepts that nothing can be done about this, naturally.

Second: its lyrics are pretentious: "Dead tongue said the poet To the daughter of burlesque. Cocteau, Van Gogh and Geronimo They used up what was left". No conservateur/restaurateur would use a red pencil here... even "stung by a snake" remains untouched. ;-)

The harsh sound is the third flaw, as it is since 1971, but maybe a smart engineer can fix this. Don't! Someone who tries to 'repair' this will remove an essential part of the signature of the album and damage its authenticity. We should live with the fact that even our guys had their weak moments.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Robbie’s crib in LA can now be yours for only $4.2 million!


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Posted by:

Rod

Bill, Clearmountain has added a lot of top to the other three so he may have to wind the tone knob the other way.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Pat. Could Clearmountain (or anyone) warm / debrittlify the sound of "Cahoots"?


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Posted by:

Pat B

Although RR may have used that old Neve for one thing or another (perhaps a transfer), Bob Clearmountain did the remix and has his own set of tools.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Truth, Lies & Hearsay: A Memoir Of A Musical Life In And Out Of Rock And Roll

John Simon was a recent guest on the Rock's Backpages Podcast.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Rod: Good point. It might mean there will be no more 50th packages, or it might mean that Robbie's done his work on the remaining albums and we just have to wait for the years to roll by. If I were Robbie, I think I'd want to prepare "Cahoots" for reissue dressed in warmer, more Bandly sonic clothing.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Robbie's mixing desk

Now that Robbie is selling is Neve console does that spell the end of the 50th anniversary re-issues? He said he used it on the last three. He also sold the ROA Telecaster a while back - maybe to finance some new project or pay the bills.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs

Subject: Howard Johnson

Truly sorry to hear about Howard Johnson's passing. I always enjoyed his music. I have Gravity and Right Time (with Taj). Howard Johnson was one of those performers that when I saw his name on a record, I most likely would buy it.

I commend to all Jackie DeJonette's Album Album that Howard plays on. It is a great record. He also could be found on many of Gil Evans' latter day recordings.

The fact that he could embrace rock 'n roll, jazz and the blues is a testament to his pursuit of good music, wherever he could make it.

Watching him "get it down" with The Band and subsequently with Levon, was a joy.

A special musician..


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Greed

Review added of the latest Michael Winterbottom directed film with Steve Coogan, GREED (linked). It is based on tycoon Sir Philip Green, the “unacceptable face of capitalism.’ Coogan excels at playing these characters, here leading a cast with David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, and Miles Jupp. It is very funny, but with a serious underlying theme. On Sky, soon on Netflix.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Solomon: I detect a trend. Not good.

Re my last post, I should have added that the lead singer of the Jon-Lee Group (aka John & Lee and the Checkmates, Jon Finley, was one of a (short) sequence of singers that Levon and the Hawks recruited to be their frontman. He bowed out almost immediately and returned to the Checkmates. Bruce Bruno was another - maybe before Finley, maybe after. He at least lasted long enough to get in a group photo. And eventually there Bob Dylan ...

Oddly enough, by the time Bob rolled around, the guys must've realised they didn't need a frontman. However, Bob had much more to offer - travel!, money!, contacts!, education!, credibility in the biz!


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Howard Johnson, RIP

Howard Johnson, Tuba Virtuoso & Collaborator With The Band, Taj Mahal, Dies At 79.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Fonf's first record

"Bring It Down Front" by the Jon-Lee Group - local top 10 in '67.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: as full a bio-obit on Michael Fonfara as you're liable to see

See link, even if it misses the great 2B3 Toronto Sessions CD featuring a cast of monster organists.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Michael Fonfara, RIP

Thanks BEG. Didn't know until now. Probably would have seen him 20 times since March if covid hadn't come to town. A magnificent musician who put every ounce of his frail body into his playing, now matter how shitty the gig or how little it may have 'mattered'. Those 20 gigs would most likely all have been at a bar in the Beach where he and Johnny Wright played every Saturday sine the '90s. We mostly had a nodding acquaintance, but he was certainly approachable. Likely the first words he ever said to me was at that church at Davenport and Bay where he played with Danny Brooks and the Rockin' Revelators (with Richard Bell), with the great John Finley guesting. Dominic Troiano was in the audience, and Jackie and Betty Richardson, and John D (and myself, and BEG, I believe). After a meltingly great evening of gospel music I opened a door to breathe some air and there was Michael, perched on a planter box and smoking a joint. He looked at me, smile slightly, and said softly, "I LOVE this fucking music". Amen.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MICHAEL FONFARA, Longtime Lou Reed Keyboardist, Dead at 74

Fonfara was a member of the Downchild Blues Band, and recorded with groups like Foreigner and the Everly Brothers

Madison Bloom
January 10, 2021

I am really stunned to read the terrible news at this moment.....He was a truly gifted musician who made especially Canadian fans proud that he was such a talent on keyboards and.....had many amazing musical and otherwise experiences in this world. It was thanks to Bill M who encouraged me to meet Michael in Port Credit while he was performing with Danny and The Revelators. Wow....Danny Weiss and and Richard Bell were in the band as well......I had just seen Garland Jeffreys for his 60th Birthday gig in NYC and told him that I would be seeing Fonfara next. Garland gave me his card and asked that I give it to him......Of course I had to ask Michael about Louuuuu......I just kept thinking.......Unbelievable......This very sweet man had all kinds of experiences......and with one of the musicians who for many reasons resonated with me.....but more importantly was that he was a huge talent in his own right......Huge, huge, huge......Oh......how I wished that I had seen him in the east end up close and personal.......You were so fortunate Bill M that you were there.......

"Fonfara’s final recording was at Downchild’s 50th Anniversary party in 2019. The celebration included special guests Paul Shaffer, David Wilcox, Kenny Neal, Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, and more. The music was captured for Downchild’s latest release Live at the Toronto Jazz Festival, which came out last year."

Included in article is a clip of .....Michael Fonfara.....made up a tune on the spot. He will always be present on some of my Louuu recordings and my Direct To Disc pressing (Recorded from the studio directly onto the master disc) of Rough Trade's Live! LP. On the recording he is listed as.....MICHAEL FONFARA

Keyboards
Classical musician
Arranger
Graduate of Electric Flagg, Rhinoceros, and the Louuuu Reed Band.
A REAL MAN OF THE WORLD.

:-D


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: A Bone to pick

Perhaps the main virtue of Cat Stevens "Mona Bone Jackon" is it's modesty, it's low key prettiness. Mapped out in a superset, it's seem pretty thin for the lavish treatment. The Demos are not the different, the live performances, some of them, raincoat level in sound quality. Let's face it, in terms of intellectual engagement, Cat is no Pete Townshead.

Cahoots is much more deserving of the super set treatment.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: The Hawk

Called the Hawk this morning, wishing him a Happy 86th Birthday.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I watched this morning the 1981Canadian film Alligator Shoes. The soundtrack was by Murray McLachlan. I missed the first half hour of the film so had no idea that it was supposed to have taken place in Cabbagetown, Toronto. When JM came downstairs the film was over and then Midnight had arrived. I asked him if he wanted to put on Stage Fright. Sure he said.....


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Midnight Sky

What? George Clooney and Felicity Jones and David Oyewole on Netflix at home? This must have been intended as an SFX blockbuster, but here it is. I’ll try to do short reviews of obviously major movies as they appear. THE MIDNIGHT SKY reviewed here. No plot spoilers either.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Sleeping (Alternate Mix / 2020)

One of the bonus tracks on the new Stage Fright release.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: An even better William Tell

Well, funnier.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: William Tell

So, you want a rock version of William Tell? Here you go.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: I meant to add that Eugene does his WTO excerpt on harmonica.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Subject: Glenn Campbell

Thanx Lisa, I like it, Wichita Lineman on speed...


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: Quasi-Hawk Eugene Smith does a nifty William Tell Overture most shows - as a solo in one of his other songs. He lives in Duncan, so you're more likely than I to catch him live in BC (once covid's gone).


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: The Universe Kinda Pushed Me This Way
Web: My link

Vic Chesnutt's "Flirted with You All My Life".

David Hepworth's Blog...Lucas...."I saw RICK DANKO in concert three or four times in the 1990s, mostly in tiny venues. He always looked either slightly troubled or very ill, or both. I think one time he'd just been released from prison. That was at the Bottom Line in New York in April 1997. He looked like Jerry Garcia. LOU REED was there to see him too. But, no matter how bad he often looked, he opened his mouth and began to play and all of that seemed to vapourise. Not only did the music seem to wash anything negative away for the audience, but it also seemed to give him a kind of peace and joy which you suspected he didn't know how to find anywhere else."


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Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Subject: Best of both worlds?

Ragtime, it's not Sibelius, but here's Glen Campbell playing the William Tell Overture with an orchestra.

Wow.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: AAAaaaW Rats!

Yeah but they always just tell on you Lisa. Pretty interesting animals to watch and like a lot of animals very smart.....but. Did you ever see the movie or better read the book King Rat? I did years ago.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: Wildlife in the city

We used to have a neighbor (gone now, thank goodness) who set out peanuts by the bushel. Squirrels and rats and crows multiplied in very short order, and my Japanese-style garden was constantly being dug up by squirrels burying the peanuts. Then I got peanut plants sprouting all over the place. Like your neighbor, Norm, she was a very nice lady who doubtless thought she was doing a good thing, but I sure was happy when she moved.

I used to have a bird feeder many years ago and loved watching all the birds it attracted but had to give it up because of rats. I know most people think rats are awful, disease-ridden animals and I used to feel that way too, but not any more. They've been around my neighborhood all along - besides bird feeders we have a restaurant very close - and I've learned to live with them. As long as they stay outside and don't try to move in I leave them alone. I see all their pathways under the fences, etc. and I used to stop them up, but they just dug new ones so there didn't seem to be much point. And if you read about them, they are actually very interesting animals.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Web: My link

Here's another find on YouTube, Bobbejaan Dylan and GE Smith rehearsing in 1987 for almost one-and-a-half hour. I'm wondering if GE ever played with Levon? Both great storytellers and very drole. And if you say Ragtime stop it, we know this stuff already and discussed it at length, please remember that I'm only occasionally strolling in, being a busy classical buff. Sibelius wants me... ;-)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: First Aid Kit

I must have mentioned them. If you like them try The Webb Sisters and try Ward Thomas.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: First Aid Kit

I'm not sure if any one has mentioned these girls here yet as I have not looked in often lately. These young sisters from Sweden have hit the airwaves like thunder. My daughter Amanda turned me on to them.

This song is "to pay homage to Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris, also Johnny Cash and June Carter. This is very beautiful and these girls are exceptionally good singers. If you haven't heard it please give them a listen.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Orange Maniac

Haso!! Iran has an arrest warrant out for Trump. So I just suggested to some of your countrymen on face book. Just hand him over! Let Iran have him.....it's quick, it's clean......done. However Bob Wigo wants me to get involved. He says if you can get your boat up the Potomac...we'll look after the rest. :-)


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Bird Feeders

Haso, bird feeders are another thing. My guy across the street gets those bags of mixed seed for birds and throws it out in his drive way. There is mostly crows and pigeons. Those bigger birds when they come in a herd are flying around in circles all excited and shit all over our vehicles. It is a real piss of. Don is a nice guy and he is selling his place and moving back to Ontario. I hate to say it but the sooner the better. This is not a small thing. I don't know why but in some of those bird droppings it burns the paint on a car.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: natural habitat

You do notice a large difference. In the south west much farmland is still enclosed by old hedges. On areas where hedges were stripped (tractors don't like them and you can plant up to the road), the hedges are being re-instated. Yet when we go to the South-East … Sussex and Kent … you see fewer hedges and in Kent where the farmland is particularly rich, and in East Anglia, far fewer hedges.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Birds

25-30 years ago the National Farmers Union used to hold a “Dorset Farm Day” on a farm every year with hay rides etc. We always took the kids. One year it was on a very early organic farm. The other farmers were joking about the issues of milking sheep and goats (Sheep’s cheese? it’ll never catch on, they thought). Then they discovered the farmer was getting double for her organic cereals and looked thoughtful! The farmer told us her family had been there for 300 years and took us to see the deciduous trees she was planting along field boundaries and in copses on hilly ground– as she said, a future generation would profit. It was all “furniture quality” wood.

Anyway, until this year we drove Poole to Bath ten times a year through rural Dorset and Wiltshire. A long stretch of farmland is “Perlewood Organics” and then all Prince Charles' land in Dorset is organic for his Duchy Organics range. They’ve definitely cottoned on to sheep and goat cheese and organic cereal and meat there. The result is that Mrs V, a keen countryside watcher notices there are far more raptors than there used to be … hawks and kestrels flying near the roadside … it still has old hedges, so rodent territory. Of course, that’s not good news for small birds either. It wasn’t good news for me when I hit some kind of large hawk at 70 mph either- the imprint covered the entire broken windscreen. Maybe hawks with greater body weight are less susceptible to chemicals? Or is it just there is more organic land in the area?


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: lisa/bill m

Just quickly, as there's obviously too much to watch on the telly, presently. But he's almost gone. It probably doesn't need to be said... the only good thing I can find is that agent orange doesn't appear to be atall suicidal, otherwise that might be the denoument, you know televised like some cheap, obvious knock-off of a law & order episode. What's that showrunner's name, Dick Wolf, right? The no-account acting DHS guy spells his name Wolfe, so I guess there's no through-line possible.

Anyway, your info on threatened species, has it about right. Anything in the bird-world that eats what we think of as pests is in serious decline. That's why such as Barn Owls are much less common; farmers rather poison rats and mice and voles and all that, than let them get controlled by natural predators. Plenty others, too, are threatened, especially from habitat loss. But, no doubt Robbie likely would have heard whippoorwills back in the day, when in Arkansas, if not elsewhere. Ricky, being from farming country, would also likely be well-acquainted w/ the nighttime racket they make.

Lisa & Norm: the deal w/ bird feeders, you touch on an interesting conversation. The general rule w/ Audubon-types is, if you are going to have feeders, stock them only in the Winter, to help the local populations make it through. Otherwise, they are thought mess w/ the natural processes of nesting, foraging, etc.

Everybody, be well.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Encore Levon Helm Interview with Modern Drummer 1984....This time with all photos.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Diet Coke, anyone?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Best of 2020- MUSIC

A little later this year … my review of my favourite music of 2020. (LINKED) A limited year undoubtedly, but here you go. And the best album of the year is …


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Hey Ilkka, yes, I remember that. I was way out of line by welcoming a new contributor to the GB. And I remember the guy who put me in my place, RIP Serge.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Good to see you too, Ilkka. Happy new year! Joyeux fin de l'epoch Orange! (Presque.)


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Posted by:

Ilkka Jauramo (Woodland, Finland)

Location: Nordic countries

Subject: Ragtime

Good to see my ol' friend here. He welcomed me to gb for over twenty years ago and got a lot of s**t for doing it. He really understood Sibelius' 'Karelian Suite'. - Please visit 'Citroen pictures from Provence' where you'll find my contact info and keep in touch!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

After the gold rush: Why Neil Young and other aging rockers are cashing in on song publishing
Canadian music industry veteran is at the centre of a new push for classic song rights
Eli Glasner
CBC News
Jan 08, 2021

"The man amassing the massive song collection is Hipgnosis CEO and founder Merck Mercuriadis. Born in Schefferville, Que., he grew up in Nova Scotia and reminisced with the New York Times about taking regular record-buying trips to Halifax. Now based in London, the former record-company executive is creating a new music publishing gold rush.

Why now? Perhaps the time is right — with rockers aging and U.S. tax changes afoot — or maybe, says music consultant Jane Dyball, the money is."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

NEWSGEAR
The Band’s Robbie Robertson is selling his legendary 16-channel Neve 8014
This console has processed the sounds of Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and The Wolf of Wall Street. Would you pay the price for its grandeur?
Sam Willings
January 8, 2020

Hei Ragtime....classical music expert. I've discovered that I like classical music when I'm watching ballet.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Hi Ragtime. Thanks for checking in, and for the link.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low countries (as always)
Web: My link

Subject: T-bone Wolk & The Weight

Hello old friends!

I know there are many renderings of The Weight on the net, and maybe you know this one already, but anyway... I found a tribute to bassist Tom T-bone Wolk who passed away in 2010 and was shortly afterwards 'flown in' posthumously into a moving farewell by Daryl Hall, John Oates, G.E. Smith and other legends. T-bone himself is singing the Crazy Chester verse, from heaven.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Larry Green RIP

John D: Condolences on the loss of your old CHUM-FM buddy, Larry Green. The two of you were very important to the teenaged me. I first heard "The Stones I Throw" in the early '70s when you lent him your copy of the 45 to play on his afternoon show in the early '70s. I only met him once - earlier this millenium, possibly at a rather stunning tribute for Dianne Brooks held at the Rex - but I worked with his wife Sheila at Queen's Park for awhile in the early '80s.

A written tribute to him in today's FYI newsletter mentioned his early days as a copywriter at CHUM in the early '60s, and that reminded me that he got a writing credit on Garry Ferrier's "The President's Canada Conference" LP in 1963. (The link is to the minor hit 45 that birthed the LP.) He moved in talented circles, as the other writers on the LP (that I recall) included SNL founder Lorne Michaels (then still Lipowitz), Hart and Earl Pomerantz, Larry Solway and CHUM DJs Allen Farrell and Garry Ferrier (who went on to become a successful TV writer in LA).


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Flag

In every country we all have out flag. The symbol of our country we have our maple leaf which we show with pride. We fly them on our boats a modest size. However this thing in the USA that is really blown out of proportion. These no brain morons shows the kind of people Trump attracts. Storming their capitol with total disrespect carrying flags you could make your bed with. I don't get it.

Those soldiers at Fort McHenry in 1814 fought with the flag as their symbol and Francis Keys wrote those words about that flag. I doubt those soldiers had in mind what went on yesterday.......unbelievable.


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Posted by:

Peter v

Rick Gretch was not unknown. He played on Family’s two seminal albums, Music In A doll’s House and Family Entertainment and played violin on The Weaver’s Answer. Rick Gretch set the violin parts that Jim Weider then played. I saw both live. He was hugely highly rated here.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Besides a couple of the songs, another Bandish element on the Blind Faith album is a bassist who also fiddles. Perhaps that's why Rick Gretch, a nobody compared to the others, got the gig. I wonder if they first asked the better known John Weider but found him still too tied to Eric Burdon and the Animals.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Though last summer for some reason was a very good year for field mice. At least it kept the cats busy, which helped the birds.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Not much worried about mosquitos dying out, but I am worried that there are fewer bees. Apart from roses, we are chemical free for 27 years and as the previous owners of our house told us the same, that’s 31 years. We let the lawn go to moss in the winter, and rent a mechanical scarifier in the Spring. It works. We also plant bee friendly and butterfly friendly patches of wild flowers.

If you love birds in the garden, you can't keep a cat. Our ex-neighbour had bird feeders all over the garden and two hoses set up and connected and would spray any cat that entered his garden with cold water. We have some nesting boxes and you invariably find cats hiding in bushes watching for the fledglings.


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Posted by:

Lisa

That's true, Bill. I noticed last year that there weren't nearly as many insects as usual - I didn't even get a single mosquito bite last summer. I've never, ever used anything in my garden, though. It's a funny thing about certain types of insects. Sometimes they'll be a real problem - ants and their aphids, for instance - and then poof! They mysteriously disappear. I've learned over the years to live with nature. I don't encourage it, though.

And Norm, we also have a bird-feeding neighbor, all year long. I don't know about the birds, but the rats are doing just fine, thank you.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Holdit, holdit holdit

I don't kill 'em Bill. My little pellet gun just makes them jump. My Cat Flynn now on other hand I can't stop that guy from killing birds. He just figures that's his job. He has even killed blue jays. I give him hell. The crows go nuts about 20 of them in my front tree screaming at him.

The guy across the street from me is a good guy but he pisses me off feeding those damn birds because they crap all over our vehicles. Up here there is no shortage of trees forest and wilderness so they can stay out there where they belong!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: I wish I could simply blame pellet-gun-toting people like Norm for the dearth of birds. Or blame cats, as most people seem to do, but in my home we blame the lack of insects (which is pronounced 'food' in birdese). You don't see many birds in cities anymore because you don't see many insects anymore - and why we don't see many insects anymore is because western urban humans insist on spraying poisonous things on lawns and hedges and trees. And so do suburban humans, and so do farming rural humans. (I know there are exceptions, but they are exceptions, not the norm, Norm.)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Talk From The Rock Room
Freelance Writer from Upstate NY ranting about bootlegs, concerts, guitars, classic rock and records.

Sunday, January 3, 2021
Put the Boot In: Bob Dylan and the Hawks – Live In Hartford October 30, 1965 - 'No Need to be Nervous'

"Unfortunately both Manuel’s piano and Danko’s bass play hide and seek on the circulating tape. Regardless, the on stage energy is tangible. Dylan continually spits out verses like a sour lemon with extra emphasis on lines like, ‘Jack the Rippahh’! Prior to Robertson’s first solo, Garth Hudson firehoses an audible multicolored wash across the stage to which Robertson responds aggressively. I swear I can hear a girl near the recorder remark, ‘You didn’t tell me about this’. ‘This’, being the 180 decibel rock and roll machine on the stage I would assume! The group reaches a steamy and rolling boil by the cuts conclusion with applause of approval rolling in from the audience."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Cardinals and Cat Hood
Web: My link

Subject: Cast No Shadow/Whipporwills

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
Chained to all the places that he never wished to stay
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

As they took his soul they stole his pride (pride)
As they took his soul they stole his pride (pride)
As they took his soul they stole his pride (pride)
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

Cast No Shadow...Oasis

Gonna hang (gonna hang) my sombrero (my sombrero)
On the limb (on the limb) of a tree (of a tree)
Coming home (coming home) sweetheart darling (sweetheart darling)
Just my rifle, pony and me
Just my rifle, my pony and me
(Whippoorwill in the willow
Sings a sweet melody
Riding to Amarillo)
Just my rifle, pony and me

My Rifle My Pony and Me (Rio Bravo)
Dean Martin and Rick Nelson


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Posted by:

Lisa

Thanks for the whippoorwill info, Haso. And Norman, you'd better not let those crows see you, or they'll get even. I have mixed feelings about crows. They're fascinating birds, but along with cats and loss of habitat are responsible for a noticeable decline in songbirds. I have a lot of trees in my yard, and I see them edging their way along the telephone lines looking down into my cedars, looking for nests to rob. And the cawing can drive you crazy, especially in the spring when the babies are fledging. Somehow they look bigger than their parents and relentlessly plague them (I mean, for hours!) for food before they can manage for themselves.

Vancouver crows are famous for their evening flight from all over to their roost in Burnaby. Wave after wave of them fly over at dusk - it's an amazing sight.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: One more for the Birds

Yer on a roll B Lee keep at it. Some of the birds can be joyful and pleasing. If you haven't been to Australia listen to this kookaburra. Then consider a whole herd of 'em all around the town and they don't shut up. It can get pretty annoying. Like around our town here. The ravens and the crows get to arguing and can get damn noisy. Some times I got to take my pellet gun out and give one a sting. Then they all leave for the day.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: The proud state of Delaware

Subject: Somebody, please...

Take this and run with it!

The Prez called down to Georgia, he was look for some votes to steal,

He was way behind, he was out of time, and he was lookin’ for a deal…

He said boy, you’re a Republican, right?

A RINO you might be, but We know We won, you old son-of-a-gun,

Kin’ you can find some votes for me?



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Posted by:

Bill M

Haso: The first link that came up when I Google "whippoorwill ontario" said that the eastern whippoorwill has declined markedly over the past 25 years and are now a threatened species here. A basic inference is that they weren't uncommon 65-70 years ago when Robbie was a pup.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: D&tSH, poorwills

Peter: I for one loved how you drew in G. Marcus's philosophizing on the crossroads, the devil and all that. For whatever reason, I've enjoyed his writing and commentary/criticism. Although I know it can be pretty thick, at times. (Perhaps, I too am a bit loony; back during graduate school in architecture I enjoyed reading and writing about it more than practicing it, and if you know anything, we certainly don't need a genuine plethora of architecture critics running loose in the world).

Lisa: As to poorwills, Peterson tells me there are 3 other species in the family Caprimulgidae. One rarely sees any of them as they are very nocturnal. (Perhaps the nocturnal life, and the somewhat haunting call starts to explains the folk-relationship to death). Time was, though, you'd see Nighthawks on summer evenings flying around shopping center parking lots as dusk turns to full-on dark and they were pretty recognizable; but no longer very common. But also, if memory serves, you live out west/Canada-wise, right? I think the goatsuckers are mostly all Eastern species and as I never have heard any in 44 years in northern New England, would suggest that whippoorwills are more southerly. The place Glenn & I speak of is in southern Illinois on the Mississippi River. I'd agree w/ your take on Chickadees. The whippoorwill is one of those where it's call coincides w/ the name... kind of "whip-pour-WILL"; stretching out or even trilling a bit on the last syllable. We mostly learned calls by giving them words. With Black-capped Chickadees, it's funny because I always hear them as saying "YOU-did-it"; I don't recall what Doc taught us, but it wasn't that.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: "Stage Fright" - album and song

Glenn: Good question. A part answer might be that at least the final three songs are related. Maybe the others are too, but that'll take more thought.

Peter V: Yes - the song articles are a lot of work and we appreciate what you've given us. I come only with what Robbie would call a 'song sketch' and I will call a "Reader's Digest" version: Daniel, he of the sacred musical skills, has made a career based on said skills. He scores gigs, but is burdened. First, there's the results of the sacrifices has made to perfect his craft: lack of real friends, lack of family ties, lack of education and other marketable skills, and being tethered 'til eternity to an out-only-for-himself 'manager' who calls himself Col. Tom Parker. Plus, even more burdensome than the above, there's all the bullshit sniping and rumour-mongering to the effect that he got his skill not from hard work but from selling his soul to the devil. The only thing he has to look forward to in life is the occasional getaway to the country, where he can 'blow away the fog' by reliving his childhood - running through the clovered hills, with flocks of whippoorwills circling overhead. Let's hope he's right that those really are whippoorwills, which everyone knows but nobody's seen.


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Posted by:

glenn

Subject: Stage Fright

I've always wondered about the fact that the sides of the Stage Fright album were listed as Part I and Part II, rather than side A and side B. Any significance to those designations?


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Posted by:

Peter V

I had to look to see whether I'd done Stage Fright or not. No, I hadn't. They were long jobs greatly enlivened because people commented here and I pasted the comments in. It was all new then …


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Posted by:

Rod

Not sure If any of you have come across a singer called Wayne Berry. He recorded a song called Ballad of Jonah which sort of covers the same subject matter as DATSH.A great song. As far as I can tell he made only one album in 74 and then took up some sort of religious posting.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: more on Daniel

Peter V: Did you ever think of the song "Stage Fright" as something of a sequel to Daniel&tSH? All that stuff about the price the poor boy's paid certainly seems to fit, allowing for a shift from harp to voice. Even "The Rumour", the next song (and the final one on the original album), can be seen as getting in on the action - with the hurtful rumour being the idea that Daniel his soul had sold, and consequently no shadow did he cast.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: JJ Cale - Magnolia

“Whippoorwill’s singing”, its first 2 words.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Whippoorwill

Happy New Year to one and all ! One song to start the new year ? Greg Brown - Whippoorwill !


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Posted by:

Lisa

I've never heard a whippoorwill, but here we have black-capped chickadees. Besides their highly recognizable "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call, they have a charming two-note song, which goes in thirds, e.i. C to A, which sounds for all the world like they're singing "Sweetheart, sweetheart". I think this is actually a warning to other chickadees that this is their territory. They are bright, curious, friendly little guys, who if you're patient will come to take a seed from your hand. My favorite birds.


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Posted by:

glenn

Subject: whippoorwill

Oh yes Haso, those whippoorwill calls still echo in my ears! My goodness, they "blessed" us (blasted was more like it) many nights. Must have been in the tree right outside our bedroom window. Never saw one, but you couldn't miss those calls. I lost many hours of sleep to their seemingly nonstop calls. You have to experience it to really understand. Of course, we suffered through many episodes with cicadas there too. Had a spell of them here in Dallas this year too. Those Elsah hills harbored a lot of wildlife (and I'm not talking about the college students). Deer, turkeys, coyotes, raccoons, possums, snakes, foxes. And I still recall the first time I saw a male cardinal land on a snow covered branch just outside my kitchen window: what a beautiful sight! That bright red bird against the pure white snow. Lovely!


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: birds and 5

I loved reading your whole, admittedly 20-year-old, synopsis of Daniel, Peter, in reply to Ben. I always liked that song, even as 1st encountered in 1970. Truth-be-told there's no way I could have understood it then. Fascinating reading, now, especially for one who in 1970 was going to a quasi-religious school. Not exactly, but sort of and not actually worth explaining, right Glenn? '70 woulda been my jr. year or so in high school.

Then, Peter you hit it up for Norm and others, channeling Waylon Jennings "You know Hank done it 1st", well done.

At the same time, this discussion of birds is equally of interest, for one holding a B.S. in biology, and it was mostly about birds and wildlife in those days for me. (Back to Glenn... did you ever hear whippoorwills in Elsah? Man they used to call often, in the village; near our house at least (86 Mill St.).) It's a curious thing, whippoorwills, among many "goatsuckers" and passerines are in pretty serious decline, from what I understand. But perhaps not a surprise, as they are big consumers of bugs and any visit to a hardware store or garden center w/ their rafts of bug-killing sprays would suggest that bug-eaters probably aren't doing too well either.

I'm not exactly given to mysticism, but have experienced some of that sort of bird/death connection. I recall when our son's best friend perished at 23 in a car accident, a large hawk (a redtail, if memory serves), acted in a most unusual way just next to a treeline separating it from a bunch of us honoring her at her folks' house. For some reason I was certain there was something not haphazard to that.

Anyway, 5: Can't get enough of Live at the Academy... seems like Garth stands out more every time I listen (disc 3, again most recently). Anybody think there's more video of those 4 nights than the 3 songs I'm aware of (Don't, Walcott, & King Harvest)?

Joni: Taming the Tiger

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Revelator... also can't get enough of Midnight in Harlem & Bound for Glory; but do miss Kofi.

India.Arie: Acoustic Soul... for some reason her lyric "every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be", seems like something you'd say, BEG. My wife too, given how many of them she has.

Buena Vista Social Club: Lost & Found.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Ten Little Indians

It’s been a while since I added to the 60s Retrospective series. This is TEN LITTLE INDIANS from 1965, a version of Agatha Christie’s And Then There were None, but with a happier ending.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Gosh, thanks Angie. And espy for you:

And Winter slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!

Happy New Year to all.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Happy Healthy Happy New Year Moving Forward With More Light
Web: My link

Subject: NOMADIC MIKE'S BIRTHDAY! :-D

MIKE NOMAD'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Ignites continued interest in The Hawks

Kind spirit

Evinces humour

"Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.
The hummingbirds' delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation."

Unknown


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Posted by:

Peter V

Happy New Year. Enjoying McCartney III too Glenn - he is an impressive drummer and guitarist - we knew he was the best bass player already!


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Posted by:

glenn

Subject: Ding Dong

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!

Ring out the old, Ring in the new; Ring out the old, Ring in the new; Ring out the false, Ring in the true; Ring out the old, Ring in the new - George Harrison

Here's my last five albums for 2020: Ronnie Lane: Just For A Moment, Joe Cocker: Hymn For My Soul, Lucinda Willliams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, John Prine: German Afternoons, Paul: McCartney III.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: addendum to previous post

In legend and myth, Lilith seems to have started out as a prototypical strong, independent woman (and as such was the namesake of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair concerts). However, male society did its usual thing and turned her into a devious temptress in league with the devil - as in the Hasidic fable. I understand that the operatic Carmen was a strong, independent temptress, while the Weight-y Carmen was both independent and in league with the devil. So Robbie seems to have stuck with the Hasidic script as far as the second verse, though changing the woman's name. Then things get murky: the narrator does go 'down', where 'down' seems more likely to be hell (meaning he took Carmen's advice and teamed up with the devil) than just downtown. What and where his old friend Luke was, and what Luke was proposing the narrator do with 'young Annalee', is open to interpretation. The business with Chester and his pooch is totally off the Lilith script.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I just reread your D&tSH article after a good number of years. A very fine piece of work. The other day I was struck by the obvious fact that Miss Fanny and the narrator of "The Weight" (let's call him Levon) were former residents (and possibly natives) of Nazareth. So when I got to your mention of narrator Levon having heard of the harp back in his hometown, I again thought of Nazareth.

This might suggest that Daniel hailed from "down the line" from Nazareth, wherever Levon and Miss Fanny lived at the time of "The Weight". Me, I think Nazareth PA is Robbie BS. Nazareth in Palestine also seems unlikely, even if the Sea of Galilee is temptingly close. I see it as an adaptation of Nezkhizh, the hometown of Rabbi Mordecai, an early Hasidic master, and that Robbie got his opening verse from the "Lilith" fable that he'd read in Bob Dylan's copy of Martin Buber's "Tales of the Hasidim". Grossman had given Dylan the book years earlier, but it seems that Dylan didn't really look at it until the Basement period.

A shared awareness of the source is reflected, I think, in both Dylan's pastiche of the opening lines of "The Weight" in "Lo And Behold" and in Dylan's proud response to Robbie's finished product (as described in "Testimony").


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: New York

Started reading a Jambase article about Rick Danko and came to a quote from... *myself*, from a review on this site, twenty years ago. LOL. I think I've reached the end of the internet.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: New York

YouTube has a great performance of The Weight made by a largish group of young people in 2015. It's got over a million views, so not sure how I missed it! Search "The Weight (A Thank You)" on YouTube and it's the first hit. Sweet soulful version with some inventive touches.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Celebrating The Oft-Overlooked Talent Of Rick Danko On His Belated Birthday [Videos]

Michael Broerman
Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

"Born on December 29th, 1943 in Blayney, Ontario, Danko grew up in a musical household of Ukrainian immigrants. At night his mother would let him stay up late to listen to the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts out of Nashville, where he developed a musical palette consisting of Hank Williams, the Carter Family, and, later, Sam Cooke.

Though he wasn’t the face of the operation like Robbie Robertson or Helm, Danko’s bass and vocal work laid the foundation for The Band’s success. Today, for what would have been Richard Clare Danko’s 78th birthday, take a look back at his contribution to The Band’s celebrated American rock and roll songbook."

Remembering Rick Danko celebrating his (belated) BIRTHDAY up in heaven

Irresistible with immeasurable musical talent

Caring person who helped a Band friend/fan/poster and who cared about his hood

Kept the faith at all times


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JANUARY 23, 2014
NICK DERISO
The Band, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

“Daniel and the Sacred Harp” is the Robert Johnson narrative, but from another, even more mystical time — an Old Testament time. And, this being the Band, it’s presented with a series of twists: Not as a shotgun-shack rattling blues, but as a kind of Appalachian lament, made complete by Rick Danko’s sawing fiddle and a turn on this old-timey pump organ by Garth Hudson. It’s not focused on an old guitar, either, but with something that recalls a dog-eared Deep South songbook from a lost era, The Sacred Harp by B.F. White.

That there is more at stake here than a musician and his soul, of course, is obvious. We hear whispers of a larger innocence lost, something that must have rung true for a generation then leaving the 1960s. Still, the crossroads at which the Band then stood, somewhere between stardom and an abyss, looms over this Robbie Robertson lyric like a purpled storm cloud.

Levon Helm, singing with a heart-splashing openness, plays the role of the narrator — offering, in yet another deft move, the chorus as a parenthetical on either end of this song — while Richard Manuel is the desperate Daniel, willing to do anything for a chance to play the sacred instrument. (He also plays drums, while Helm adds acoustic guitar.) They share a tale of sad inevitability for most bands, as they endure bad management deals, bad choices made at a too-late hour out on the road, inter-group squabbles, so on. They get to be famous, but make no mistake, it doesn’t come free. And, in the end, the Band was no different, away from the hagiography of those sepia-toned early album covers. The price that Daniel had paid, he didn’t even know,” Helm cries, as the main character’s fate is sealed. “When he looked to the ground,” Helm adds, “he noticed no shadow did he cast.” Knowing what we know, not just about Manuel’s sad fate but ultimately about the Band itself, that line remains a shattering, goose-pimpled moment.

It wasn’t just that Manuel, though he had a number of important subsequent performances ahead of him, would never write another song after those found on Stage Fright. It was that the Band itself was nearing the end of a sustained period of greatness — and, ultimately, they would never be quite the same again. Somehow, after putting out three brilliant recordings between 1968-70, the Band would manage just three more studio releases through Robertson’s departure in 1977."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Belated Birthday Rick Danko
Dec 29, 2020
Performing Live With The Band In 1973
Nate Todd

"Read an excerpt from The Band’s website penned by JON LYNESS detailing the show below:

"The 2nd show blows away the first in every way, tying or surpassing Watkins Glen as the definitive show from that middle period of the original group. The sound is phenomenal, with all of the instruments sounding crisp and in-your-face, and the Band sounds like they are at the top of their game. A fairly pedestrian setlist (for the time) is elevated by smoking, confident performances by each and every member. Robbie’s guitar in particular stands out…but they all really outdo themselves on this one. Several of the songs (“Back to Memphis”, “Chest Fever”, & others) even feature extended instrumental verses which are breathtaking…I’ve never heard the original lineup jam so much!"

To celebrate Rick Danko’s birthday, listen to the band’s August 1, 1973 concert from Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey." (Linked)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Thanks Norm. I was aware of the TV movie, but not of the author of the book it was based on, Margaret Craven.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Tony Rice

I looked pretty far and I may have missed but I don't think so. There are not a great many folks around just now, however it must be mentioned that we have just lost one of the greatest flat top guitar pickers who ever lived. No one seems to have noticed. Tony Rice has passed. As Ricky Skaggs has just posted many, many guitar super pickers have cut their teeth learning to play Tony's licks and they all worship him.

Tony Rice is a tattoo left on country and blue grass music.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Margaret Craven

No sorry Bill it was Margaret Craven. She was from Montana. I'd have to look up the town. She spent time up here along the coast. I thought I had read this "novel" of hers was based on a true story but I'm not sure.

An American publisher picked up the book in 1973. It became a New York Times number 1 best seller then CBS made the TV movie out of it. I recall when it was being filmed, because Kingcome Inlet was so remote they did the filming in Barkley Sound out of Port Alberni.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: Are you thinking of Margaret Laurence? Great writer. Another of hers was "A Bird In the House", which is about what you might expect.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Greetings Records

Section added on AROUND AND AROUND on Greetings Records. Planned for Xmas Eve but it got delayed by life. The arcane world of greetings cards as records … and not just Christmas either.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: End of year listenings

* The Chi-Lites - Particularly Oh Girl & Have You Seen Her

* Larry Campbell/Theresa Williams’ Contraband Love, 2017

* Swan Silvertones - Everything they did. I think if Claude Jeter had gone secular he would have been the greatest soul singer of ever; he probably was anyway!

* Mothers of Invention - Freak Out, 1966. I think it’s his most accessible LP. Trouble Every Day is remarkably prescient for ‘66.

* John Fahey - Best Of.


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Posted by:

Rod

During lock down a fantail flew into my house. Fortunately it flew straight out again. Must have had the wrong house.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The association of birds with death is pretty much worldwide, I think. When my mother died in 1995, they phoned me at 1 a.m. A few minutes later we heard birdsong right outside. Five of us in the house sat and listened to it. So what birds sing at 1 a.m. on a pitch dark night in February in the rain?


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: I Heard The Owl Call My Name

Your whipporwill story is true however. This native legend is real. In 1967 Margaret (whats-er-name) wrote the book about Mark Brian an Anglican vicar who came to Kingcome native village here in Kingcome Inlet. Not long after he arrived he found he had not long to live. The old native chief on finding of Mark's trouble told him the story of the owl.

The native people came to love him so much they asked him to stay so they could look after him. He is buried in the little cemetary at the village. When it happened he came to the chief and told him, "I heard the owl call my name".

In 1973 it was made to a made for tv movie starring Tom Courtenay. It is a good movie.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Chocolate Orange Rustic French Toast Yum!
Web: My link

Subject: What does it mean when you hear a whippoorwill?

"Whippoorwills singing near a house were an omen of death, or at least of bad luck. ... If an Omaha tribe Native American heard a whippoorwill's called invitation, he or she was advised to decline it. If the bird then stopped calling, a person who had answered would die."

PETER...You had me at.....when I saw the stamp of The Clash!!

LISA...Uhhh....Did you put a return address on the card?! Yiiiiikes!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: You know Hank done it first

I'm So Lonseome I Could Cry:

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,

He sounds too blue to fly.

The midnight train is whining low,

I'm so lonesome I could cry

Robbie would have known that. One of two Hank Williams songs which mention whipporwills.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Ben: Growing up in Scarborough, an underdeveloped suberb in the late '40s and early '50s, Robbie's childhood would have involved daily encounters with lots and lots of clover - the purple ones that taste like cucumber, the little yellow ones that just sit there and the white ones that grow tall and spindly and can be tunnelled through by little boys. Whippoorwills would have been a known commodity too - one of a number of birds named for their calls (e.g., chickadee, bobolink, killdeer).


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Posted by:

Rod

One more thing...I never liked how the vocals were panned on those songs. Made them sound too thin and isolated


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Posted by:

Rod

Ben, I agree about Daniel.i preferred the out take on the previous SF release as its less polished production and more uptempo feel seemed to suite it better.not a big fan of the rumour either.great lyrics but the performance feels forced. May have worked better as a RM solo vocal


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Daniel

The issues I found with the song yesterday were primarily the lyrics and Levon's voice. This was a very unusual song for Robbie and the choice of words used just struck a discordant tone with me. Some of the unusual words that stuck out to me are clover, procession, whipporwhill and the line near the end of the song 'no shadow did he cast' with cast used to rhyme with pass. This language really seems forced and very unusual compared to Robbie's other songs. And the sound of these words coming out of Levon's voice really left me feeling that something is amiss.

Maybe if Rick or Richard had taken the lead vocal, I would have had a different reaction to it. I don't know. But, I honestly never gave this song that much thought one way or the other prior to yesterday. I did listen to the Steve Hoffman DCC cd, so I wonder if that had anything to do with it. When I get a chance I will listen to a different version of the album.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Daniel & The Sacred Harp

As I mentioned in the article, Levon doing the narrative then Richard coming in as the character. Loved it the first time I heard it.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Daniel, Daniel...

I'd be interested, Ben, why you are so sour on Daniel. When I first heard it it I was wowed by it in many ways. Its concise narrative, its balance of between contemporary tone and ancient mythology. Like, Dan, WTF? This YOUR harp? Riiight! Where'd ja get it? Then Daniel tells his Old Testament tale of triumph and woe. All this and an accordion and fiddle breakdown! Brilliant.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I'm on Peter V's side of the fence on D&TSH - it's a terrific song. One of Robbie's relatively few narrative, where C follows B follows A - certainly not up there with "The Weight", TNTDODD, "Shootout in Chinatown" or "Acadian Driftwood", but far better than TMSO. None of them is totally scruitable, but D&TSH and "The Weight" are in a class by themselves.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Daniel & The Sacred Harp

One of my all time favourite Band songs. Link to the article I did on this site … must be 20 years ago! I don't know that many long words anymore.


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Posted by:

Bob

Location: Arkansas

Subject: Christmas Must Be Tonight

We always play Christmas Must be Tonight at Christmas time. We also play it in July or whenever the mood strikes us. What the hey. Great song.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Stage Fright and Cahoots

I've been in the house today without anything on the schedule so I played the Band's 3rd and 4th albums back to back. So, I have some fresh observations on these albums. First off, both albums are a step or (steps) down from the first two albums. Stage Fright is good, very good even. But, it's short, quite a bit shorter than the brown album. And the song that really sticks out as a clunker is 'Daniel and the sacred harp'. Maybe I never payed that much attention to the lyrics before, but this stood out as the weakest song on a fine album. There are a number of highlights 'Sleeping', 'Time to kill', 'Just another whistle stop', 'The shape I'm in', 'W.S. Walcott medicine show' and of course 'Stage fright'.

Then I listened to Cahoots, and I actually enjoyed it more than I have in the past. The album starts strongly with 'Life is a Carnival' and 'When I paint my masterpiece'. There are several songs that are a mixed bag. They are enjoyable on a certain level, but are all flawed, primarily in terms of the lyrics. These songs are the meat of the album. The songs I would put in this category are 'Last of the blacksmiths', 'Where do we go from here', 'Shootout in Chinatown', 'Thinkin out loud' and 'Smoke signal'. And then there are two dreadful songs, songs that should never have made the album, these are 'The moon struck one' and 'Volcano'. Those songs are the real stinkers, they weigh the album down. If they would have been left off and replaced by 'Endless highway' and 'Get up Jake', the album would have been far better.

So, in short my opinion of Stage Fright is largely unchanged, although I recognize that 'Daniel and the sacred harp' is a pretty bad song and my view of Cahoots has improved a bit. It's still a step down from Stage Fright (which in turn was a step down from the brown album) but it's not the disaster that I've long believed it to be.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I've never wet for a song, not even "Oh What A Feeling" - but to each their own.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: I Want To Stay Here

While we’re putting up these In English Book 3 songs from 15 years ago, we might as well do more. This is Gerry Goffin & Carole King’s “I Want To Stay Here” (LINKED) – it was a big hit back in the day, but doesn’t appear on any Goffin-King compilations. Audio is here. We wet for a facsimile cover version. I always loved the song.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Me too, Bill. I love that song. And it was featured in one of my favorite episodes of due South, a quirky Canadian TV series about a Mountie that really featured a lot of Canadian groups and musicians. To this day the program has very devoted fans. Something about this song just makes you want to jump up!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Roly Greenway, RIP

Roly's name will mean nothing to most, but he co-wrote and sang the first verse of Crowbar's epic and timeless "Oh What A Feeling" (at link). Can't get enough of that song.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stay

Just put up the first audio file on my blog. STAY from In English-Book 3, our cover of Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs classic (as also done by The Four Seasons, The Hollies, Jackson Browne). This was specially recorded for IN ENGLISH (now out of print). Follow the link to the page.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Oh, Christmas LP was 'Secrets and Lies' by Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson. A good idea, vinyl LP with a CD slipped inside.

My ear worm this week is continual … Dazzling Blue by Paul Simon. It just hasn't stopped playing in my head for days.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Soi this is Christmas …

(I posted this on my FB page too) Count your blessings. We saw our six English grandkids out of doors on a bright sunny but very cold day. We had a fourth birthday on Christmas Day plus a first Christmas too for his baby brother. So we did cake, candles and some outdoor games (What’s the time, Mr Wolf?) The most successful Christmas present was a traditional Jack In The Box which played Pop Goes The weasel with a pop up clown. It had the 11 month old laughing so he couldn’t stop.

So we had Xmas dinner in the evening, unusually. Just the two of us, for the first time since 1974 in Istanbul. When you do dinner for ten or twelve, food is lukewarm at best by the time it’s on the table. Brussels sprouts are much nicer hot. I’d never realized. We always look forward to cold turkey with bubble and squeak on Boxing Day, but just realized … we’ll have to roast some potatoes and cook some sprouts first When you have a dozen you have bowls of leftovers for bubble and squeak. For two, you just cook enough and plate it.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Not surprisingly, music appeared under the Xmas tree overnight - in the form of the Blind Faith album, a Mingus album and an Impulse boxed set. Listening to Blind Faith (if any LP needs remastering, it's this one), it struck me that the two masterpieces, Clapton's "In The Presence Of The Lord" and Winwood's "Can't Find My Way Home", can both be heard as worthy attempts to deal with the plot and morality of "The Weight". Ditto "Carry That Weight" and "In The End" by the Beatles, and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and possibly "No Expectations" by the Stones. I wonder to what degree these people exchanged notes, pre-internet?


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Soldier's Christmas Poem

This morning as I had my coffee I put on head phones and searched on youtube for my favourite Christmas song "Silver Bells" found my real favorite, Michael Buble and a group of black fellows. It's wonderful.

I came across this Soldiers poem. When thinking of folks who are alone please listen to this poem. Last night Susan and I curled up in front of our tv after a nice dinner of alfredo shrimp I made and watched this new production of "The Christmas Chronicles" with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. It's a wonderful movie and we were wishing we had some of the kids to share it with. However we are safe and warm with plenty to eat so we gave thanks.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are a good example of folks who stick together. Merry Christmas to all of you with hopes we have happier and more positive things to discuss in the new year.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Jon

You're very welcome Jon. Rick's brother Terry sent me that link awhile back.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

John D, love that live Christmas Must Be Tonight from Rick! Thanks. :)


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Posted by:

Carl (Bonk)

Subject: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone on the Guestbook.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: OK Skipper

Hey Norm, no problem. We all forget to put on our reading glasses from time to time. And then there's the eggnog.....

If anyone's afraid of hard work, it's me! That's why I don't work on (or under) boats anymore. Yankee Clipper would be a pretty good handle though, so thanks for that!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Oops

Y'know Todd I just re read that post and realized it was me who made the mistake (cringing in a corner).........:-)


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: TODD!!!

How our little mind bends cause us to make a little slip here and there. Todd read your post again. You said "I know how Norm is afraid of hard work". Of course I know what you meant so I'm not going to start.

Todd!! you no good low down yankee clipper dot dot de dot dot:-)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: "Another worthwhile Canadian initiative"*

Thanks Lisa. I second that emotion!

* Voted the most boring headline of all time.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Zen and the Art of Boat Maintenance

Haso, the only wood butchering that I do is when I cut firewood! I can really make of mess of it, and never seem to get the logs the same length. So I can't lay claim to be any kind of carpentry tradesman. I make my living as a commercial photographer, mainly shooting products for marketing and advertising usage, although over the years I've done a variety of photography, everything from food, television personalities, architecture and things like that.

In my younger days, I worked at a marina / boatyard doing boat maintenance, cleaning, waxing, painting, finishing brightwork etc, so you may be remembering that. I recall when Norm bought his wooden boat, and being happy for him, as well as nervous, knowing how much work is involved in taking care of a wooden boat. They do look beautiful though, and it doesn't seem like Norm is afraid of hard work, so who am I to tell him how to spend his retirement! But good golly, it was hard enough work to do at the tender age of 16 years old. I can't imagine doing it now!

I do have a lot of respect for skilled carpenters and furniture makers, anyone who works with their hands really, and is good at it.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone. Gotta go get ready for Santa.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Years ago, CBC radio personality Peter Gzowski ran a contest - complete the sentence "As Canadian as ..." along the line of "As American as apple pie". The winner was "As Canadian as possible, under the circumstances" :-D

I'd like to wish all the dear people on the GB and Jan the very merriest Christmas possible under the circumstances. Love and best wishes to you all!


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Posted by:

Peter V

The Shape I'm In has been fiddled with quite a bit. Robbie's guitar is louder, but to me, also further left on the left speaker on the stereo mix - sort of pushed to the edge of the stage!


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Just in time for Christmas

Rick Danko Band. Uptempo Christmas Must Be Tonight.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Interesting comments about Clearmountain and recording engineers. I have very modest listening equipment and am far from an audiophile. However, I do spend some time on Steve Hoffman's music forums and know that he is considered one of the best in the business. He did the 'Stage Fright' DCC gold disc, which I have, but haven't listened to in quite some time.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Nux. Clearmountain's finest hour was Springsteen and The Stones, I guess, and a very fine hour Born in The USA was but it's bombastic in a way the Band never were. Looking on Wiki, an awful lot of people used him just once. You remember Keith Richard's comment when asked about the vast number of women Bill Wyman had had sex with. 'Yeah, but not one of them a second time.' I enjoy the Band box sets, but the Sgt Pepper, Abbey Road and White Album boxes reveal new things and also have subtlety, which The Band needs - especially on the Brown Album. "Live at the Academy" indeed showed the way to go. I agree.


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Posted by:

Rod

Nux, I've only listened to The shape I'm in once but enjoyed listening to new things in the mix. I sort of get what your saying. I enjoyed MFBP reissue as it made the album sound more consistent across the various tracks. I didn't like the Brown ALBUM reissue at all as it lost that bottom thud and the drums sounded aweful. Same can be said for the symbols on The shape I'm in but something has to give. Agree about the bass on cahoots. It does sound clearer and sharper.


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Posted by:

NUX

Location: Durban,South Africa

Subject: STAGE FRIGHT

Hi there all you wonderful "Band" people

I have been suffering from chronic depression stemming from my denial of having been retrenched, hence my slightly grumpy aura...let's not dwell on that though...

I have always thought that the production on'Cahoots',though different from their first three albums,was not bad at all.What I like about the production on Cahoots are the clear vocals and Rick Danko's bass. The secret to the first three albums sonically is that woody kick drum sitting so nicely with the round bass sound.I to this day still try and emulate that rhythm section sound.On the original Stagefright release the kick drum had even more "woodiness" to it...almost cheap sounding,but it worked with the bass guitar.This brings me to the Bob Clearmountain remix of "The Shape I'm In" In my opinion it is quite frankly, shockingly bad.

What I hear with my average engineering ears is absolutely no definition in the bottom or high end even though frequencies have obviously been boosted.I think the kick-drum has been notched up and over compressed dramatically by what I think might be a multiband compressor or plugin of some kind.While that is "whoofing" away,Rick Danko's bass gets swamped by all this muddy bottom end and disappears for that matter.The punch is gone...in a big way.Also noticed a kind of "slap back'-delay spread over the entire mix(not in time to the groove) It could be that the delay was there already and has just been boosted,but I doubt it.Awful.

I'm sure Sebastian Robertson would have done a stellar job by keeping it simple.I can confidently say that if they were to send me the separates(stems),I would do a far superior job and trust me,there are far better engineers than me out there.

Shoe...glad I got rid of that rant.Take care guys,I like all of ye!!!


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Todd, Norm & Peter on live

Todd and Norm: some very interesting threads you both weave, in reply. I don't think I could agree more w/ your sense of what we're leaving for the future generations, Todd. Must come from being "wood butchers", if memory serves that was your stock-in-trade. Residential, commercial, shop, furniture, or boat-type carpentry?

Jeez Norm, wish I could have asked some of those questions/gotten some of that info you managed from the ancestors. Oh well. Don't know if either of my grandpa/dad's had time in the 1st war. My mom was born in 1914, oldest of 3 and my dad in 1915, only one 1/2 sibling 20 years younger. And nevermind the generation before them... everyone in our parents' generation have "gone on". I'm still barely getting to figure out what part of Scotland my dad's people came from.

Peter: your comments on King Crimson vis-a-vis the Band brings to mind what EC said after he 1st got to Woodstock. The boys weren't into jamming. Maybe he thought he could just sit in, ala Duane Allman later in the Layla days. They clearly were about "getting the songs right" as Garth said. No doubt they had the chops to improvise if they wished; anybody else capable of backing up that many people at TLW? Probably not. I've always wondered if Levon had the say-so, would they have played a lot more live than they did. Times I've thought SF pretty defined the basic personalities of all 4 Canadians, but less so Levon. Kind of like, maybe he got a double dose of Ronnie that didn't totally rub off on the rest.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Pat B

Pat your statistic regarding Stage Fright really surprised me. Here's your quote "Stage Fright was their best selling album of the first 3." Seriously; after all these years and not seeing any stats, I've always thought it was the brown album. Thanks for that.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: 2020 remix of The Shape I’m In

Peter, the remix I listened to was not, in my opinion, simply turning up the dials. Joe


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Posted by:

Rod

So no Clearmountain for Cahoots?


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Posted by:

Peter V

The good news - The Let It Be stuff must be just about done and dusted. Giles Martin will be available soon. Never fond of Clearmountain - I can whack up treble and bass on the amplifier without calling it a remix.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Back in the day I saw the sales figures for the remasters. Only their second album had a million in sales (platinum) and that wasn't until the remasters. MFBP did not go gold (Half a million) until the remasters. Stage Fright went gold a month after its release, but remasters sales were not strong enough to boost it to platinum. Cahoots, MM, NLSC, and Islands have not sold enough to rank.

Stage Fright was their best selling album of the first 3. It reached #5 on Billboard. Cahoots charted much lower and fell off the charts quickly. You simply cannot compare SF and Cahoots in commercial terms.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs

Subject: The Shape I'm In

Just listened to the 2020 remix with headphones with my Iphone. Wow, really looking forward to this remix. I was originally only thinking about the 2cd set, but now I am considering the deluxe edition. The high rez stereo remix on blue ray must be terrific. I still think the price is still a bit high, but what the heck...


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Posted by:

Rod

I never bought the Island's reissue as I didn't think it would be worth it in terms of the difference in quality. I have been trying to find locally more recently just to get the liner notes. If they're prepared to release some jams from a hotel room for Stage Fright there must be plenty off doodlings from NLSC and Islands worth releasing. Sort of like "The Mad Waltz". Terry Danko did say that there was a fire at Shangri La in the early 80s that destroyed some of his stuff. Hopefully The Band had removed their tapes (and didn't store them at Garth's ranch).

Cahoots would be interesting as a re-master/re-mix may improve it alot. Even Robbie complained that it had too much high end.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Pat, I vaguely recall a comment in an interview about the low number of sales of one of the remasters. However, I don't recall the comment being that there was a significant drop from Stage Fright to Cahoots. I seem to remember that it was more along the lines that one or more of the later albums, Either Moondog Matinee or Islands sold a just a few hundred copies.

The music industry is working in an entirely different model now with regards to catalog items. The releases are now done in multiple formats, with multiple price points, $100+ box sets and $25-$30 vinyl and lower prices for cd and downloads. So, these new versions have the capacity to bring in a lot more coin to Capital than the previous $10-$15 cd

I certainly am not a fan of Cahoots, I think it's a mess and a tremendous drop in quality from Stage Fright, however, there is a fervent contingent of Band fans who seem to love the album and feel that it's the equal to the first 3. So, I really think that a Cahoots box would sell probably just as well as a Stage Fright box.


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Posted by:

Rod

I think we discussed the remasters a long long time ago and someone made the point that the later albums benefited less due to their better production. I still like to see them done again though


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Posted by:

Pat B

Giles Martin is probably a bit busy with the Peter Jackson project.


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Posted by:

Bill M

My priority is still a full Rundgren and a full Johns. After that I don't really care, as long as they don't use a '90s-era idiot who thinks that all guitars should sound like saws - buzz or band. Come to think of it, I do care - call in Peter Moore.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Could we have a Giles Martin remix rather than a Clearmountain mix? Applies to all of them !


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Pat, very cool!


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, if you do a little digging you'll find sales of the remasters fell sharply after Stage Fright. Now I don't discount the Paul Allen "guardian angel" effect in TLW releases and how that may impact present day Band product. More likely a Clearmountain remix of the multitrack of Cahoots would offer a new product with some market value.

btw I was at that Chicago show that is enshrined on YT where they did WDWGFH.


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Posted by:

Alex

Subject: Stage Fright

I was looking at the review of Stage Fright on this site from Creem magazine, July 1972. I liked The Clive James Show and his Postcards From TV series back in the day and found the guy fair minded in general. I don't understand why he never mentions Band classics like Stage Fright or Sleeping in the not very complimentary review.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

I mean, you wouldn't build a box set around it, but there was a live 1971 version of Where Do We Go From Here on Youtube that I thought had surprising punch to it. I'd be "curious" at least what improved sound could do for the studio album.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Cahoots

I seem to be in the minority here (which is fine by me). But, I don't see any reason to assume that there won't be a Cahoots box set. The Band have a small catalogue, just 7 studio albums, and all of them have been included in the previous cd releases. The original cd versions were done in the 80's with all of the albums included. The expanded remasters were done about 15 years later with all of the albums included.

There have been separate audiophile versions along the way, the DCC Stage fright, the MFSl Big Pink and and another round of hybrid SACD discs for several of the albums. I have several of these, including the SACD of Cahoots. Yes, this exists and it doesn't really improve the album to my ears.

So, I have no reason to think that a box set of Cahoots won't be coming down the pike, followed by MM and NL-SC.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The thing is The Band didn’t have a lot of outtakes and used them up mostly on the 2001 remasters. Also, they don’t have the “live versions” appeal of say King Crimson. Their latest box set has 26 discs (The Complete 1969 Recordings) including every known live recording … covering 13 CDs. Their mega sets sell out very rapidly on their own site. That’s because every show was different in improvisation.

At record fairs you see dozens and dozens of Led Zeppelin bootlegs, and presumably they must differ. When I started getting Band cassettes in the 1990s, any two shows had much the same set lists, and much the same arrangements and solos (apart from Genetic Method). There never seemed much point in multiple versions from different shows.


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Posted by:

Pat B

I would think a Cahoots box set would be the opposite of a money grab. If TLW box set needed a guardian angel to get it made, I can't imagine Cahoots stirring much interest.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The truce.

Hi Haso. It is on youtube. I have watched that many times before. It is hard. The difficult part for me was when my Mum told me the story of my grandfather (her Dad) and his coming to Canada.

Him and his brother Donald were raise in the boarding school "Dollar Academy" in Scotland. I have discussed this with Dunc as he knows the place very well. (Actually just a couple of days ago I found on the Australian war memorial site the obituary of my grand dad's brother my great uncle Sergeant Donald Culbard from Scotland). Emigrated to Australia from Scotland. Enlisted April 6/1915. Killed in action in the Somme, France August 28/1917).

These two boys ran away from the school Donald going to Australia and my Grandfather Francis to Canada. They somehow were able to communicate and find each other during this war. They had arranged to meet somewhere in France. Unfortunately Donald was killed 3 days before they were to meet.

I suppose the close feeling of our mother for her family drew us in to these events and I have I suppose paid a lot of attention to what these young men went through along with many people I have met who have lost family in the same way. It is really hard to come to grips with what these people endured and went through and how many of them died. So to watch the complaints of people now and what they complain about is..........what is the word for it? Futile?


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Better than 6 feet under

Haso, perspective is everything eh? Along those same lines, I've always liked the adage that "Any day above ground is a good day."

Even though we are going through some tough times now, I feel that the generation that is coming of age now will have an appreciation of many things that we've been able to take for granted for many years, including freedom to travel & congregate, and the assumption of good health for the most part. It's definitely an adjustment, and an eye opener to many of us who have maybe gotten a little soft over the past 30 or 40 years.

I think that I finally understand a little better, my late grandmother who was born before 1918 and was always nervous around cold and flu season.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: 1914

I'll take any arrangement of Stage Fright, so long as we get additional stuff (RAH, photos, commentary, etc.). Agree otherwise... think I'd take a good bet on there never being a 50th of Cahoots/might be the ultimate moneygrub, if they did. Almost like the Allman Bros putting out a bunch of retread stuff after "Win, Lose or Draw", which itself was a bit of a stretch. No offense, but would anyone need to hear more of the Toler bros playing guitar & drums & Dicky at his bossiest self?

Anyway, Norm we just caught a piece of a 2005 movie that dramatized that Christmas truce for about 12 or 13 minutes of screen time. I'll go in my youtube history and see if I can find it. Nope, sorry can't come up w/ it. Has a bunch of Scotsmen playing bagpipes that night in the trenches.

It is a different holiday this year, but, yeah, enjoy it. Better than "6' under", as folks hereabout say. If you can find it (seen it live and have a cd), there's a really cool show put on by an all male, acapella chorus called "Cantus" where they do a bunch of songs from that period, around the Christmas truce and some spoken word parts of letters written from the front (both sides of the conflict). I don't know if it's on youtube, but is incredibly effecting.


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Posted by:

Bill M

If it's just a case of sides 1 and 2 swapping places, I'd rather things were left as they are. Why would you choose to steal the thunder of "Stage Fright" and "The Rumour" by following up with ditties? If change we must, I'd move "Sleeping and "Whistle Stop" to side 2 and "Walcott" and "Daniel" to side 1. Otherwise, the songs could be organised chronologically, which would put "Whistle Stop" last.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Good point, Norm. My dad had to leave my mum and sister, then a newborn, for five years in World War II. I was born in 1947 and nearly everyone I knew had a sibling 5 or 6 years older. That’s how it was.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Stage Fright

Just as many of you, I have been listening to this record since 1970. The song sequence has always worked for me. I just really liked starting the record with Strawberry Wine and then moving into a wholly different vibe with Sleeping. Sort of gave you the sense that these guys were clearly not one trick ponies.

If Robbie's original intent was to highlight the effectiveness of these two songs and the scope of The Band's music, I think he was very successful.

The second side, for me, is terrific, but for my $7.99 (back in the day), it should remain the second side...


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Pat, makes sense. I remember a scene from the original Let It Be film (I think? I'm not sure where else I would have seen it) where Billy Preston enters the studio, and suddenly the Beatles seem delighted and are joking and clowning around like it's 1964. A fascinating moment in band dynamics.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: The Fifth Beatle

Agreed Pat, they tended to be on their best behavior when they had guests, and I think that Billy Preston was a great addition at that time. And the environment of the Apple studio must have been more comfortable and homey as compared to a large sterile sound-stage environment.


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Posted by:

Pat B

I think you will notice that most of the carefree Beatles scenes have Billy Preston about at their makeshift Apple studio. He acted as a balm after their darker, angrier Twickenham stuff.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: The Beatles - Get Back Documentary

At the link above is a sneak peek of the documentary that Peter Jackson is putting together from over 56 hours of footage, much or most of it never seen.

It's a pretty exciting project that any Beatles fan will be looking forward to. In contrast to the original 'Let It Be Movie' (that was kind of a downer in many ways), this film looks to capture a more upbeat side of things. Even the short clip at the link above, seems to capture a lot of joy and the close relationship between these guys. The restoration of the footage looks very good as well.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: A bird in the hand

Well I'm not sure if we'll ever get a Cahoots box, so I'll take the Royal Albert Hall show on the 'Stagefright' Box, as we'll get it sooner rather than later!

I'd also be interested in a complete version of each of the Glyn Johns mixes and the Todd Rundgren versions, as I can never keep it straight which versions were used on the various releases that I have.

Will be interesting to hear the different running order of the album proper, although I'm not sure if it will ever sound right for any of us who have developed a muscle memory of the original album sequence after all these years.

Kind of like when the Beatles albums came out on CD in 1987 using the UK releases original song running order. Many of us Americans who grew up with the Capitol albums sequencing, had to get used to hearing different songs in different places. Your brain just gets conditioned to whatever it grew up with.

Bill M, I've never actually heard the Brinsley Schwartz original version of '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding', although I have heard Nick Lowe do it as a solo artist in more recent years, as well as Elvis Costello. I'll have to seek that out.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Deluxe

Amazon.ca will sell for $189.00.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Christmas

As the day draws near I am amazed at the amount of people who complain about problems with not being able to travel etc.

I stay at home with my wife and we give thanks that this terrible pandemic has not come to us and we are still healthy. Thinking of the loss of life many folks have to endure this Christmas.

One of my friends on Facebook posted a picture of Christmas Day in the trenches in Europe 1914. Most folks who have managed to stay healthy along with all family members have little to complain about.

Lets be thankful for what we have this Christmas. Best wishes to all remembering those folks in the trenches who kept our world free.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas 1984


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RICK DANKO’S STAGE FRIGHT: LIVE COLLECTION
Posted on 11th May 2016


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Cahoots 50th anniversary Box set!!!!!!

Peter and Pat, If Robbie and other suits from Capitol spend any time on social media, they would find that 'Cahoots' has quite a fervent following and plenty of folks who would jump at at the chance to buy a box set devoted to it. I don't know if the boxes devoted to the first three album albums would be big enough to satisfy them. I'm thinking that a 10 to 15 disc set would be in order. A set featuring every scrap of material related to 'Cahoots', rehearsals, alternate takes, a couple of discs of Levon snoring or Rick and Richard playing cards or shooting pool. The highlight would surely be the unedited '4% Pantomine' session with Richard and Van drinking and kibbitzing. That deserves a minimum of 3 discs or even better a separate, stand alone release.

In all seriousness, I was basing my comments on the assumption that all of the studio albums would receive a deluxe anniversary expanded release. I'm not a fan of 'Cahoots', so if they skip this one, I'm okay with it. I would like to see box sets for 'Moondog Matinee' and 'NL-SC'. The second Roosevelt Stadium concert from 8/1/73 could be included with MM and either the Carter Baron or Palladium show could be included with NL-SC.

Of course, I would also love to see something done with the 90's albums. And expanded release of 'Jericho' including the Jules Shear material that was booted on 'Tombstone' and a live recording from 93 or 94 and 'High on the Hog' with a live recording from '96 would be most welcome.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, RAH is directly linked to Stage Fright with 5 songs from the album in the set list. It's about the 20th show they played since Stage Fright had been released nine months before. It was also recorded on a multitrack unlike the other shows you mentioned, none of which were professionally recorded. It's probably the only time since Woodstock that they did a pro live recording. Also I'd wager the odds of a Cahoots boxed set are pretty long. A Clearmountain re-mix is a long shot possibility, especially since no one liked the way the album sounded, but I can't imagine there's much demand for the typical extras. Planet Waves/Before The Flood will probably be the next major release a few years from now.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Much as I would immediately order a copy, I fear a "Cahoots Anniversary" big box set is considerably less commercially appealing than the first three albums. Given that they already did Academy of Music- Live 1971, it would be hard to see what would go on there as the essential extra CD. They were about to take a long break.

Best hope would be Dylan doing another box based around Planet Waves … if there is anything much.


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Pat, The Band only played a handful of shows in support of 'Cahoots' and that period has already been thoroughly documented on 'Rock of Ages' and 'Live at The Academy of Music' sets.

There are quality shows from 1970 featuring material from 'Stage Fright', so you put a 1970 show, either Syria Mosque or one of the shows from Festival Express or the Hollywood Bowl show (if there's a better source than the bootleg).

This would have left the RAH show from 1971 for the 'Cahoots' 50th anniversary set. This seems logical to me, especially when you consider that a similar approach was used on the Brown album 50th anniversary set. The Band's Woodstock performance was included on that set although it didn't include any material from that album.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Ben, why would you put a Band springtime 1971 concert on Cahoots? They hadn't recorded a single song for Cahoots at that point.


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Posted by:

Rod

Not so sure about the running order. Personally I mostly skip over Daniel and The Sacred Harp and The Rumor. The remix of The Shape I'm In sounds good though


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Posted by:

Peter V

I pondered the new running order for Stage Fright - Robbie is right, it's better. It relegates the three weaker tracks to Side 2 and ends with Sleeping, a brilliant ender.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

And the other side of Christmas.

Shaggy Is Spreading Caribbean Christmas Cheer in Jamaica and Beyond

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas...reggae style. I was there in 1987 for the first time. I did not miss the snow. I was mesmerized at how clear the water was in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was mesmerized at the 20 black rum holiday cakes that were all around my friend's family's home. She even gave me one to take home. I was mesmerized by the entire island as they took me also to Kingston, Savannah La Mar, Ocho Rios and Negril Beach as I was there for two weeks. Other years I was in NYC and in South Africa at this time as I had two weeks of holidays. The last time I saw my mother was at Christmas time so like many people here it's not an easy time...and....the pandemic and all......You just do the best you can and do whatever you need to do to uplift your spirit as high, high, high as it can go and.....turn up the light!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Watkins Glen

My recent find of the Watkins Glen 1973 bootleg LP prompted an article on AROUND AND AROUND. It includes Pat B's definitive piece of music archaeology from this site, with additional stuff around it.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

There are two sides of Christmas. One side is Joni Mitchell and the Melancholy of Christmas.

Dec 17, 2020


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JON L..."For the 50th Anniversary collection, the sequence has been changed to present Stage Fright with the originally planned song order. “On the album, we used a different sequence to feature and encourage Richard and Levon’s songwriting participation,” Robertson reveals. “Over time, I pined for our first song order, because it pulls you right into the Stage Fright scenario.”


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Paul McCartney on creating his new solo album "McCartney III"

CBS Sunday Morning
December 20/20


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Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Stage Fright

The Stage fright set looks very promising. I will definitely be going for the 2 cd version. I do have one minor quibble, and that is the selection of the 1971 RAH concert for disc 2. I'm certainly looking forward to listening to a professional quality recording of this show, the 'Royal Albert Rags' boot is pretty rough. But, I would have preferred if they put a 1970 concert on this release and saved the RAH concert for the 'Cahoots' 50th anniversary set. To my mind, that would have been the logical choice, with the assumption that each succeeding album would receive an expanded 50th anniversary set. But, regardless of that, this looks like a fine set.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Christmas and the Oscar season means new films are coming thick and fast, and this year that’s on Netflix. MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM (linked) is a predicted Best actor / Best actress for Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis. They may be right. It’s based on August Wilson’s stage play and is a snapshot, a day in the life, not a bio-pic. A must-see, though it has some issues.

Ma Rainey leads to at least three Band links … all mentioned.


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveand Tx

Subject: supersets

Hey I called it on the Stage fright........Happy Christmas Everyone....!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Prom

Review added of Netflix musical THE PROM (linked) … with a stellar cast, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells. A major 2020 version of the 2018 Broadway Musical. No plot spoilers or joke giveaways at all, as it’s on now.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Stray Cats....40th Anniversary

This video is a in the studio interview of the 3 plus the production guys. These 3 guys had the biggest greatest sound of just about any trio you can name.

Dave Edmunds who I recently posted of produced and played with these guys. Carl Perkins and any number of the Rock-a- Billy community played with, respected and enjoyed these guys. This is worth a look.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Re "Stage Fright", what I would like to see is a package that includes the whole set of Rundgren mixes followed by the whole set of Johns mixes (or vice versa).


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Stage Fright

Just ordered it froim Back to Black. Amazon.uk doesn't have it yet. Greatly looking forward to it!


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Thanks BEG. “For the first time, the album is being presented in the originally planned song order." At a glance, looks like the darker, heavier Side 2 stuff gets moved up front. Anyone know what the story is for why it originally got changed?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For JON L and....February 12 release of The Band's 50th Anniversary Deluxe Stage Fright album reissue.

Thank you TODD....Birthdays are my favourite celebration.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Stage Fright Deluxe Set

Try 'the band stage fright deluxe' on amazon to see track listing and hear a sample of The Shape I'm In '2020 Remix'. Sounds fantastic on first listen!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Best of 2020

My annual review of reviews BEST OF 2020 is linked. I usually do three, but I’ll do two this year. Recorded music to follow, as I’m waiting for more to arrive. This is different. Very different. Theatre? Up to the end of February. Film? All except one was seen at home. Only two concerts … and lots of 60s Retrospective reviews. Take a look … some novel categories.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Subject: Stage Fright Deluxe Set

A post on Robbie's Facebook feed says the release date is set for February 12th.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Peace, Love And Understanding

Todd: Great song that. Especially the Brinsley Schwartz original, a copy of which I picked up on spec in the first junk store I'd ever encountered, in the summer of '73 after a summer school calculus class. Picked up three great 45s there that day: PL&U, "Psycho Daisies" by the Yardbirds, and - the big one for me - the only record done by the original lineup of the Consuls. Recorded in NYC in Feb '59, shortly before Robbie Robertson joined the group. Presumably Robbie played the two songs onstage many time - "I'm Happy" and "Runaway", at least one of which can be found on YouTube.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

BEG, Happy Belated Birthday! Hope that you enjoyed your day. In your playlist I see that you included 'Cruel to Be Kind'. Was a big radio hit when I was a kid, and I enjoyed it then, but really grew to appreciate it over time. Brother Nick has got a gift, that's for sure.

Good to see you checking in Kevin J.

Haso, and any other Larkin Poe fans. I just found this video of Elvis Costello doing the Nick Lowe song '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding'.
Joining him (remotely) are a bunch of others, including Larkin Poe. Rebecca is coincidentally playing the silver Tele from the unboxing video that I linked to last week. I see a couple of other familiar faces including Larry Campbell and also the trombone player, who looks a lot like Clark Gayton from Levon's Midnight Ramble Band. The semi-surprising thing is that Larry Campbell appears to be playing mostly rhythm guitar, and both Rebecca and Meghan get to peel off some tasty solos. Pretty wild.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Track

Nice piece of work, Peter. I had no idea that, oh, Art Brown, Golden Earring and Parliament were on that label. What great taste they had in what they released. I used to have "Desdemona", but I think it was on a comp that and I culled ages ago. I do still have "Something In The Air" on Track, and the Parliaments' "Testify" - but on the US label.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Track

Still ploughing on with "Around and Around." Just added TRACK to the Manager labels section - a comprehensive account of The Who and Hendrix's label.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Guest Book

I'm looking at it right now.


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Posted by:

JCF

Location: Walon, NY

Subject: chatroom

Sorry. I meant does anyone know when the chatroom will be restored?


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Posted by:

JCF

Location: Walton, NY

Subject: guestbook

Does anyone know when the guestbook will be restored?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Cooking Listening to Mixed CD
Web: My link

Subject: Most Of The Time

The other day I was listening to the Number 1's of The Beatles. I asked JM if he liked them and The Rolling Stones. "They're ok.........
for background music." LOL

Mixed CD....

Sunshine Reggae...Laid Back via of Much Music...Kidzzz performed this song! This song instantly brings light into my life.
Secret (Club Mix)...Madonna via of Much Music...good dance groove here.
Everything Is Broken...Bob Dylan...I have all his CDs until....
Light My Fire...Jose Feliciano via of many Variety Shows.
Mama Told Me Not To Come...Three Dog Night....I was aware of drugs at this time only.
Tweeter and The Monkey Man...Travelling Wilburys via of Much More Music.
Operator via of the radio...Jim Croce
Out Of The Blue...Joe Cocker via of Robbie Robertson.
Cracking Up...Nick Lowe...I saw him with Rockpile at the Heat Wave Concert in 1980 and at Massey Hall with Mink De Ville and Elvis Costello. Yes, I am very blessed when it comes to being at many concerts but not in other areas of life.
Cruel To Be Kind...Nick Lowe
Inside Out...Bryan Adams via of Much More Music
Stop That Rain (live)...The Wailers...I have all of Marley's CDS.
Love That Kills...The Waterboys...I still cannot remember if I found them or if my brother discovered them first. No six course gourmet dinner at his home for my birthday this year due to social distancing.
Miss You (Concert for NYC)...The Rolling Stones via of TV Special for 9/11.

Most of the time
It's well understood
Most of the time
I wouldn't change it if I could
I can't make it all match up
I can hold my own
I can deal with the situation
Right down to the bone
I can survive,
And I can endure
And I don't even think
About her
Most of the time


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The East Rock

Well hello Joe. I just looked in here after quite sometime. There you are old son. Glad things are well on your rock. Stay healthy and may I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and hopes for a happier New Year.

Tell some of 'em over there to play Sonny's Dream for me.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Evangenitals

Can we say a somewhat reverent take on a decidedly irreverent song? Loved it.

Be safe all. Here on the island we're kind of removed from all the COVID fears. I'd love to welcome you all down here but you're not allowed to come. There will be better days.

Listening to a little Charley Pride. "Rain dripping from the brim of my hat...". I've waltzed across the dance floor to so many of his songs. "The only gold I have for you is in this wedding band...".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band’s Robbie Robertson ‘proud’ to highlight Boulder International Film Festival.

Photos by Randall Malone.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Healthy Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate.

Never too late to wish.....

"May this season of celebration bring you light and joy out of darkness."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Lisa. I checked out the kitsilano.ca article. I can say truthfully that I also saw Hans Staymer at Rossini's, but only because he was sitting at the bar the evening we saw Linton Garner. I've always liked his music, and in other circumstances would have wandered over to talk about it, but that would hardly have been fair to Linton. Coincidentally, I was thinking of posting about Hans last week, because I was going to post a link to one of his bandmates from the '60s in Edmonton, the great rock and flamenco guitarist Gabriel Delorme. He too held down a regular spot in a fancy Vancouver restaurant for a few years before his passing earlier this millenium. He was a veteran of the Elegant Parlour, which you and I posted about a few weeks ago, and his resulting friendship with co-ownwer Tommy Chong served him well, as he got a co-write credit and played the wrangy guitar solo on Cheech and Chong's biggest single, "Earache My Eye".


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Posted by:

Lisa

Google it - "it" being Rossini's, not their FB page. Context, context ...


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Posted by:

Lisa

Sorry Bill, I must have missed your question. I'm assuming you're talking about Rossini's Jazz Club and Restaurant on Yew Street? Apparently they closed in 2010 after eighteen years in the business, so even though we lived at 5th and Yew for years they opened after we had left. In other words, no, I never did go there. They do have an active Facebook page though, and if you Google it there is an article from Kitsilano.ca with a farewell letter from the owners mentioning the Garners, among others.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: Did you see my question to you about Rossini's. In any case, good of you (and now BEG) to welcome Theo. I will too - welcome Theo!

Peter V: That IS a good line in the 'Sunday Times'. I'm sure I'll apply to someone else somewhere along the line.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Guts For Love

JON L...I only saw you two times in NYC so not sure if you're the romantic type like Garland Jeffreys....but here's one from a recording hard to find. Belated wishes...absolutely......Thank you.

THEO...My high school math teacher was from Austria. Would you believe that was the only subject I had to write exams for? Sheesh! I have no debt....and yet I had to.....Welcome to the Band Bar. You won't see me just for a drink. I'm only in bars and this one because of the music, the music, the music....and all the beautiful souls who honour us with their presence.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Happy (belated) birthday, BEG! I'm still enjoying Garland Jeffreys so much; don't know what took me so long. Thanks again. :)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JED...Thanks kindly for your thoughts and wishes.

Song via GB Tiny Montgomery?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

KEVIN J......Thank you very much for your thoughts and wishes.
:-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

PETER...You know that I'm not Italian but still........Thank you for the wishes.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: You Sexy Thing

You Sexy Thing by The Groove shakers actually annoys me. The backing track is a total rip off of the original by Hot Chocolate, and the vocalist isn't as good as Errol Brown, who wrote it. We saw them do it live … brilliant band. Why didn't the film makers just pay to use the original? Ranks with Smiht's version of The weight!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Amusing line in today's Sunday Times:

With Van Morrison, there are two sorts of people. Those that like him. And those who have met him.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

BEG-May you have the happiest of birthdays. And a full recovery. You kindness and friendliness shine on this place!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

“Tilt your head back, Angelina”......I hope you have had the kind of cheerful and perfect day you deserve as belated as these wishes are......In this world of mad kings, social non-distancers and maskless lunatics, I am comforted to know that there are souls as special and musical as you around and in my town.......and a special thank you for remembering John Lennon and Rick Danko in the way you did......the love I have for both is immeasurable.

Last 3:

1. To Love Somebody - Bobby Bazini

2. You Sexy Thing - The Groove Shakers ( even diehard rockers will admit to loving this after 6 drinks )

3. Here Comes a Regular -The Replacements ( listen to this and never again question who the best band of the 80’s was )


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Posted by:

Lisa

I love the way this site looks. It's like a friend I check in on every day. I know I don't post a lot, but I'm sorry I didn't welcome Theo, who obviously has excellent taste in music!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

jh: Thank you for this museum. Living proof that nostalgia for the old days can be totally justified. This site IS what the internet WAS in 1995 - constant, clean, uncluttered, and focused on content rather than techno-pizzaz. No need to trade your personal info in return for access. Plus you find real people. Thank you, thank you thank you!

Haso: My last three includes the first Buena Vista Social Club CD.

After that was the third and last CD by Bent Roots, a local band with two killer keyboardists from the '60s - Ed Roth, who'd done tons of work with Neil Merryweather, Rick James and Daniel Lanois, and Michael Fonfara who was in the original Electric Flag before signing on with Rhinoceros. And the band's leader, Nick Balkou, was on an LP in '72 with one of the Rick James and Ed Roth groups, Great White Cane.

And now we're onto a calming lounge jazz piano CD by Errol Garner's older brother, Linton. I bought it from him 15 years ago at his home base, a nice restaurant in Vancouver called Rossini's. A lovely person, who sat with us between sets and shared stories of his days in Montreal (1960-1980 ish) and then moving west. Lisa, did you go to Rossini's? Is it still around?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Like The Band, the classic look of this website exceeds anything more modern that is around. Thank you, Jan.


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Posted by:

jh

Thanks for stopping by, young Theo from Austria. Did you know this web site is 9 years older than yourself? We started it in 1994, and the design has been kept like it was way-back-when. Partly because the web master is lazy, and partly because we at one point decided to preserve the site as a sort of internet museum.

You refer to some navigation problems? The only tools for navigating here are the graphical meny sidebar on the left side of (most of) the pages, and an equivalent «text bar» at the bottom of every page. There is a search tool included in the menus. that is just a link to a site-limited Google search.

If anyone else also experiences navigation problems/errors here, then please let us know about it — we may even do something to correct it :-)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Happy birthday to BEG!

I've often mentioned seeing the Watkins Glen jam bootleg in Virgin Records back in 1974, and not buying it because it was too expensive. I bought Abandoned Luncheonette instead. Anyway, I went to my local record shop today and there it was! Same sleeve, white label. Original 1973 bootleg. It is playing now. No, it's not fantastic, but it's here! They also had a new 2LP vinyl of The Band, Chicago 1983. I didn't buy it. I might go back.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good morning haso. Thanks very much for the birthday wishes. And thanks for asking....so far no more symptoms. I know at the time I was not sleeping well so maybe my immune system was really down. Also, the store where I may have contracted the virus that alerted me to possible infection....The one day I did not wear a mask. One of the staff was talking to me very closely. I have not seen him since........ JM did not contract virus maybe because we have two floors so we kept our distance. Unfortunately he had to self-iso for four weeks whereas I only had to for two weeks. Let's just say he wasn't a happy camper and he loves to go camping. ;-(
My favourite cover of my name is linked.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: b-day for beg, PfC, last 5

Also a happy birthday from down New England to you, Angelina. And many more to come. Especially now as you've gotten past Covid. Have there been any lingering issues? I catch Mara Gay quite often on the tv, she speaks often (when asked) about how long issues hang around; she 1st got Covid in mid-April and is still not back to full strength and was evidently in great health beforehand. She's a 30ish woman of color, evidently a frequent runner of many miles, who serves on the editorial board of the New York Times. Excellent commentator, on many topics.

Promise Todd, that I'll check your Larkin Poe link before bed. Good to have another body here on their bandwagon (Norm and I, maybe Angie have been talking them up for awhile). Being selfish, I'm hoping they'll do some more RR songs on their Tip 'o' the Hat series, to go w/ their Ophelia I've already listened to/watched a couple of dozen times.

For those inclined, there's a new social justice educating/fundraiser from Playing for Change that features their rehash of The Weight, quite prominently. I quite enjoy the sly little smile on Robbie's face at the end of the PfC version; kind of think that Mark Johnson and Sebastian managed to throw him some little surprises there.

last 5

Stage Fright... also looking forward to the 50th.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers: "Blast, live at the Old Fruit Market".

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: "Big Old Life"... especially track 9 (for beg), their cover of BD's Farewell Angelina.

Live at The Academy: both disc 1 and 3... particularly noticed the 3 voices on "The Rumor"/ the lyric "vigilantes want to make a move" takes me right back to the 1st Biden/agent orange debate when a.o. let stand the reference to the Proud Boys. Vigilantes indeed! Also, Garth seemed like he was just about "standing on his head" all 4 nights. Such a variety of fills on his part.

The Buena Vista Social Club: "presents Ibrahim Ferrer".

Be good, be safe; all.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Days Like These

Many thanks to the perfect stranger from Illinois....PAT B.
Many thanks also to those who sent birthday wishes by email. :-D


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Posted by:

Pat B

Happy Boitday day, BEG, from Chicagah.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you for the birthday wishes NOMADIC MIKE.....and for letting me be myself.....again.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Cabbagetown Ms.

Gee, another birthday, Angie. Let us rejoice!


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Posted by:

Theo

Location: Austria

Subject: I Love your Website

Hello. I Love the Band, but I found it hard to find Reliable Information about them till i found this Website, it is also very good to see, that the Fan Club of the Band hasn't died. With me being only 17 Years old, I find it hard to find someone who knows the Band and could speak and discuss about them with me. So I was very pleased to at least find someone who is fascinated by them as much as I am. Again thank you for this brilliant Website. P.S. I can't help but to tell you that I would be very happy seiing a slight refresh of the Website, because on My Computer (Mac) the Website looks kind off Ott. I find it very hard to navigate through your Website, and I Miss a search Tab. Butt all in all, Thank you, and I hope that there will be new Posts on this Website soon. Hope to get down to the Mississippi and to the Golf of Mexico soon. Theo


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

ROBBIE ROBERTSON Wants HARRY STYLES To Play Him In A Movie

"While chatting with ET Canada's Sangita Patel in the Festival Central Lounge, rock legend Robbie Robertson reveals that he would love to have Harry Styles play him in a movie. Plus, he shares if he plans on making more music in the future."

03:05


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: New The Band Fan! First Time Hearing It Makes No Difference


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Home Cookin'

Remembering Rick Clare Danko, Dec. 29 1943 - Dec. 10 1999. Lead singer. Instrument: Bass, violin, guitar

It Makes No Difference

Cared about helping the neighbourhood

Kind hearted


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Justin Johnson - Shovel Guitar

Here's Justin Johnson playing a guitar that he made out of a shovel, proving that you don't need a fancy instrument to make good music. Can you "dig" it? This dude is pretty amazing!


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Justin Johnson - Purple Rain

Pretty nice instrumental version of 'Purple Rain' by Justin Johnson.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Just stumbled across this guy recently. A guitarist named Justin Johnson. He's a pretty talented dude. At the link is him doing a fingerstyle version of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Guitar Nerds

Hey guitar nerds. At the link is Rebecca Lovell (from Larkin Poe) unboxing a new Telecaster from the Fender custom shop. It's 50's style with some sort of silver crackle finish. Anyway, after she opens the thing up, she plays it like a boss for a minute or so. Fast forward to about the two minute mark if you're impatient.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Cat Power

Hey Ben Pike, I didn't buy the Cat Stevens superset, but I did buy the single CD version in early October.

Listened to it twice so far, both times in full on long car trips. I think it's pretty well done, and Cat Stevens voice is still in pretty good shape, and the musicians are very capable. But it does feel a bit slower and more mellow than the original. My general reaction was that it was well done, but I found myself craving the original. Not sure if I liked the rearrangement of 'Wild World' but I haven't done a direct comparison. I think the single CD is fine, but I persoanlly wouldn't spend extra for a superset.

FYI, for anyone trying to find it in a store, it was not in the "S' section for Cat Stevens. This was in a Barnes and Noble. It was filed in the "Y" section for Yusuf Islam, which is the name he has been going by for quite a while now.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Up On Cripple Creek

Gawd, there's some vids you shouldn't watch on a work laptop


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Mona bone Tillerman

So, anyone gong for those Cat Stevens supersets?


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Bob's Bucks

Thanks Dave H for those detailed answers. That clears a lot of things up.
And thanks to Dag B for the Rolling Stone article about 'The Weight'. Some pretty good explanations there too.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Wait, Bob Dylan Owned ‘The Weight’? An Explainer

Rolling Stone article


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Who.......Squeeze Box

The rock and roll song that has everything.........just rock it!


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Posted by:

Dave H

And to answer your other questions, Sony/Columbia retains the rights to Dylan's recordings, and any collaborators, like the Levy or Danko estates, would continue to receive songwriting royalties as before. These things aren't Dylan's to sell.


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Posted by:

Dave H

Todd: There's a difference between songwriting royalties, performance royalties, and publishing royalties. From what I understand, the deal with Universal doesn't cover performance royalties, so Dylan still makes money every time someone buys an album of his. It covers Dylan's songwriting and his publishing—nearly all of Dylan's compositions were published through his own publishing company, so he had been getting both types of royalties on them up until now. Dylan owns the publishing on "The Weight" too (supposedly given to him by The Band back in '68 as a thank-you for him keeping them on the payroll throughout '67) so he was also getting paid publishing royalties on that (and now Universal will get that money) but Robbie would still be getting songwriting royalties unless he's sold his own rights off (which I don't believe he has).


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Mank

This year, it’s a question of Netflix or Amazon Prime rather than Odeon v Cineworld. The latest review is MANK on Netflix, (SEE LINK) the “Citizen Kane” prequel or how Citizen Kane was written by Herman Makiewicz (and not by Orson Welles). Gary Oldman, Tom Burke, Charles Dance … hold on, they’re all British. See the review.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Norm, wrestling is out but I'd love to meet her.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Juli Crockett

She scares me Pat. I wouldn't want to wrestle her. She's Janis Joplin reborn.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Norm, read deeper. The woman is one badass renaissance human. However she does do sultry well.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Evangenitals???

That's bullshit Pat. You just want tuh' take a scrub with that rig in the tub.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Web: My link

Subject: John Winston Lennon 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

An LA band called The Evangenitals do a super, almost reverent cover of Up On Cripple Creek. However they do add certain, uhh, aspects that are appealing on their own.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Bobby's Big Bonanza

Thanks John L, and Si. I'll stay tuned, and let you know if I discover any new info about the Stage Fright release.

The news about Dylan selling his songwriting catalog is interesting. I do have a few questions about it. This sale transfers the copyright and publishing to Universal Music. So as I understand it, Universal will collect royalties and licensing fees any time Dylan's songs are sold, streamed, broadcast on the radio or used in a movie or commercial. That all seems pretty clear. But does that also extend to physical purchases of product such as CD's or vinyl LP's? Will Universal now be the ones doing physical product releases, re-releases etc. I would assume they would get any mechanical royalties from those sales, but do they get ALL of the mechanical royalties, or will Bob (or his estate) still receive any payment if someone buys a copy of 'Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits' or 'Blonde on Blonde' on CD 5 years from now.

What about songs that Bob has co-written with other people like Jacques Levy who co-wrote many of the songs on Desire? Does the Jacques Levy estate still get paid, or does that only go to Universal now? Or even songs like 'Tears of Rage' (co-written with Richard Manuel) or 'This Wheel's on Fire' (co-written with Rick Danko)?

And finally, regarding songs like 'The Weight', which has been mentioned; I know that Dylan has had the publishing on that since the beginning, as it went through Dwarf Music originally, but does that mean that Universal will make all money from 'The Weight' now? Or will Robbie still get a cut. Surely that song can't be considered part of Bob Dylan's "songwriting" catalog, as Robbie is listed as the sole writer of that song. So in that case is it only the publishing from which Universal will receive royalties from 'The Weight'? Or does Robbie still have some control over that song; not only from an income perspective, but also regarding how and when the song can be used for licensing?


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Posted by:

Si

Subject: Stage Fright reissue

Todd/Jon - There is a thread about the Stage Fright release over at the Steve Hoffman forum. Someone over there claims a bit of insider knowledge, namely that it was due to be released this week or next week but has been put back to February. Someone else claims to have seen a trackliisting on a French music site (since removed) that had a different running order to the album (starting with W.S. Walcott Medicine Show and ending with Sleeping) so perhaps this might account for the delay? Maybe this was done in error and needed to revert to the original order or perhaps vice versa?. There are a couple of photos - one of the deluxe edition and one of a multicoloured vinyl - on the thread also. You can also see the artwork for the RAH disc on the first photo. That is all I could glean from the thread. Also I do remember reading that over the two nights "The Weight" was only played once, perhaps as an encore. I assume both nights were recorded.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

New Anti-Lockdown Songs from Eric Clapton & Van Morrison...

No More Lockdown
As I Walked Out
Born To Be Free

ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE STAFF
DECEMBER 4, 2020

“Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations. It is heart-breaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Pat B...What's 20 million anyway, huh?

Stevie Nicks sells majority of her song catalog for $100 million

Anne Stych
Staff Writer
Bizwomen
Dec 7, 2020


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

10 Reasons Why Musicians Should Consider Selling Publishing & Masters

Peter Csathy
Forbes
Feb 10, 2020

I saw one article claiming Stevie Nicks received 100 million.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Dylan probably wants to sort it now rather than leave it to lawyers and disputes after he’s gone. Though the rights to Blowing In The Wind would go on earning for decades.


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Posted by:

Pat B

We've discussed Dylan owning the publishing on MFBP any number of times. It seems The Weight is the only song from there that Dylan retained. Dag has published a number of interesting docs concerning this on his FB page.

Dylan is nearing 80 years old. He has a lot of kids and a number of ex-wives. I don't know his reasons for doing this, but turning his assets into cash is a good way to avoid inheritance hassles.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Bob Dylan's sale of 600 songs for a reported $300 million seems odd, as Stevie Nicks in the same report got $80 million for hers. No disrespect to Stevie but Bob has a whole lot more. At 79 it seems a weird move in UK terms. In the UK, if he has that in cash, inheritance tax will hoover up over half of it. If he gives it to dependents, he then has to liveseven years before it's tax free. Yet if he retained copyrights in the company, and left shares in the company to his dependents, there would be no tax event. The company would continue. However, i'm sure he is extremely well-advised and has a purpose.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Dave Edmunds & Mickey Gee 1987

Here they are playing "Blue Moon of Kentucky" Elvis style. Just love Mickey's style of picking. One of his motivators was James Burton. We were playing all this music at the same time as them except of course they did much better at it.

There is a really good interview with Dave on youtube about the two times he played with Chuck Berry. Really funny.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Geoff Edmunds

I remember hearing of Geoff as well Bill but never crossed paths. He sure could play and did well with his recording here in Canada. Still Dave and what he accomplished stood out more I guess. This is Geoff he could play anything pretty well like Dave.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: The Weight

Per Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan owns the copyright for The Weight. Which now has been sold. I did not know that. joe


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Posted by:

Paul

Location: Chicago

Thanks for mentioning Dave Edmunds, I listened to I Hear You Knocking, for the first time in quite a while. Will be digging out my DE LPs tonight. I Hear You Knocking will always fit, for me, on that list of "Great songs that I was surprised were hits." I love it, but if you asked me what would be commercial in the early 70s, this wouldn't have been an obvious choice.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Geoff Edmunds - brother of Dave

Norm: As a gigging musician based in BC between '67 and 2000, you may even have crossed paths with BC-based Geoff Edmunds, Dave's older brother. I had a couple of his albums (which were released on the Pacemaker label - see canadiancds dot com). Dave was on one.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Todd, I'd say their marketing department has a bit of stage fright. I can't find a release date anywhere.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Dave Edmunds

Bill, Dave Edmunds is one of the guys I would dearly have liked to play music with.We are the same age and I shared all the same music he liked to play. He was somewhat of a genius in the way he produced his music. His vocal on "I Hear You Knockin" he piped in on a phone line to record and got that sound like he was singing over the radio......cool.

I was just watching a video of him playing country music with Carlene Carter. They sound great together.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Pat Brennan

Well Pat, further to your comments I see on the news this morning that Dylan has sold his entire catalogue to Universal Music. What now??


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Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: My favourite Dave Edmunds, and one of my favourite albums period, is Love Sculpture's "Forms and Feelings". I also like his "Subtle as a Flying Mallet" solo LP, and was just shocked to find the E section of my record collection empty - nothing between Willie Dunn and Five Man Electrical Band.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Mickey Gee

I got to this in a round a bout way. I got to watching a series on Netflix "Hinterland" filmed in Wales with many Welsh actors. As I have heritage there I am quite taken with the landscape, harbour and industries. In researching on Wikipedia it mentions bands from Wales which brought me to a couple of my all time favorites Mickey Gee and Geraint Watkins. So remembering that Mickey played on this recording with Edmunds I had to play it. Remember the odd sound the way his voice is recorded, but what a funky recording.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Stage Fright

John L, Did the Stage Fright info in Uncut mention a release date for the new Stage Fright Box? I don't see it for sale anywhere yet and was wondering if it would be out in time for Christmas......ummm....so I can tell Santa about it.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: EPs and genres

The latest on AROUND AND AROUND is in the EPs sections. EPs and Genres … kids, comedy, sound effects, spoken voice, education, holidays, stereo. There are some weird and wonderful EPs there, and illustration rules again.


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Posted by:

Rod

Wow...looking forward to that stage fright release. There is still stuff out there


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Posted by:

Todd

Subject: Correction

In my excitement, I mistakenly placed the Woodstock set on the MFBP Box. The Woodstock set is on the Brown album reissue, which I also have, but am in some sort of pre-holiday brain fog.

Totally agree Pat. I’ve been hoping for a release of this for a long time.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Todd, yes, the group at its height. The song list alone is staggering. The cream of the first three albums. Rocking Chair (before they got rid of acoustic performances) and We Can Talk. All in great voice and stellar performances. Although the boot is middling quality, I always thought this show is something of a holy grail. Interesting to see if they performed The Weight (not on the boot).


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Stage Fright Box

Thanks John L! I had heard that a Stage Fright Box was in the works, but didn't know that the Royal Albert Hall show from 1971 was going to be part of it. That's great news! The four tracks that were on A Musical History whetted our appetite, and we've been very patient for 15 years for the rest of it. It's a good day indeed!

I think that I'm looking forward to this even more than the Woodstock set that was on the Music From Big Pink Box.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Well, we've been begging for RAH 1971 and now we get it. It's a good day.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Stage Fright Deluxe Set

This is likely old news, but new to me! New blurb in Uncut that a Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition is on the way. Bonus tracks include "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu", "Before You Accuse Me" and studio outtakes, and (yes!) a second CD with the 1971 Royal Albert Hall performance.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Joe J: Belated welcome back, and congratulations on the new grandfatherhood. Make sure the little one knows that 2020 was NOT the norm and that things will get better.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy Scotland

Location: Scotland

Subject: The orange narcissist

P.s. nothing’s changed, Trump is still a complete fud, is he not? Duncan will elaborate on the Glasgow nuances here.....


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: BEG

Hi BEG.

Great respect for the synopsis of The Clash gig! I know you’ve hinted at it before, the sensational array of wonderful gigs you have attended. One of these days it would be lovely to see a list of who we have all seen at one time or another don’t you think?

I am always just so mightily impressed by a persons gig catalogue which I think says so much about them as a person.... both good and bad!

Your Danko article was great and got me thinking of Steve Forberts tribute song, Wild as the Wind. If some bugger would tell me how I could link it here for your convenience!!!!

The Luddite from Escocia!


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Pat B

Pat, many thanks for bringing Before the Flood back to the forefront of my mind, great timing as outlined below. Wonderful album which I am going to treat myself to tomorrow in the vinyl state footprint the first time in many years...... can’t think of a better suggestion despite having spent a fair few hours deliberating over the past few days!


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Duncan

Hi Duncan, lovely to hear from you my good man. And clearly, I’m not the only one, I hope you have a warm fuzzy feeling inside from the warmth that has been vested upon you by many other guest bookers. What a lovely outpouring of goodwill towards you Duncan. Kinda proves you are just a really good guy.

So sorry to hear your wife is struggling a bit, I wish you all good things Dunc, and every blessing for her quick recovery.

A strange year indeed and I’m delighted your grandson is still where the action is. Let’s hope better times lie ahead.

Steelers Wheel, now you’re talking! I didn’t realise there was a Paisley connection, my birthplace by the way. But absolutely, positively the sound track to one of my favourite scenes from one of my favourite movies (Reservoir Dogs) of all time! Ear! Ear!

I haven’t sent on my e mail address although more than happy to do so, I just don’t know what the protocols are and how to go about it.

All good things Duncan.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: BEG

Beg, thank you so much for the links. Loved the Richard Manuel piano links but especially the Before the Flood info, one of my favourite all time albums!! I remember when I bought that album which was back in the day when you had to save up to buy something!

I saved for a while and decided this album should be my reward...... and what a reward it was!! In fact I have just got my turntable back into action and bought some new speakers last weekend which sound sensational!. The kids are asking for ideas of Christmas gifts and I thought, I would love some vinyl, my first in some years. I had in mind asking you guys for suggestions, but I think I’m going to just cut to the chase and go straight to Before The Flood. At least that will do for my son, which leaves my daughter. Suggestions and answers on a postcard please!!


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Posted by:

Lisa

That was a great article on Richard's piano. Really interesting about how different tones are achieved up and down the keyboard.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I really like Bill Payne's article at BEGs magic-piano link. What was Richard using when he was sounding so brilliant on the UK tour with Dylan in '66? I'm sure that most of it was talent, bolstered on the best days by sympathetic miking, but a good piano has got to help.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams just released the It Was The Music soundtrack in their online store. It's kind of a quasi-Midnight Ramble album, with covers of Cripple Creek (Buddy Miller vocals/guitar), Chest Fever, Poor Old Dirt Farmer from Levon's album and other fun stuff.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Richard Manuel's Piano

"I also believe an instrument should challenge the musician, leaving room for growth through exploration, trial and error, while keeping an open mind and making the most of a potent imagination, all of which form a vital link to what is literally one’s relationship with the instrument, a relationship that can last for many, many years. Richard Manuel was looking for and found the “handshake,” which formed his relationship with this wonderful, and in my mind, “magic” piano."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: 1974 The World Came Around Photo


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: DAG Dylan The Band 1974


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 1974 Tour

Thanks for the link, BEG. Yes, forty shows in thirty places. Also, it takes 2 CDs to get each show on. An 80 CD box set? If they taped everything. It would be a tad repetitive.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Born To Listen To Music

"This was a high-profile comeback for both acts. While virtually all the songs here were familiar and might be considered “hits,” few of them sound similar to their original versions; Dylan’s songs in particular are re-arranged and sung with a ferocity not found on the originals, while Garth Hudson’s experiments with the Lowery String Symphonizer (an early synthesizer embedded in the Lowrey H25-3 organ that was adapted from the Freeman String Symphonizer) greatly enriched The Band’s timbral palette."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 1974

Actually it would make more sense to do a 1974 Bootleg Series like 1966 and put absolutely everything they have in a box set and sell it properly. As we know, Chicago, the starting date, is the one of greatest interest. Apart from the different track list, didn't Dylan stay on through The Band set?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 2024

True, they will have to release them all in 2024, but they only have to release a few hundred copies and in one store. The Harrison set was one store in the Uk. I assume another in the US.


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Posted by:

Pat B

From a Rolling Stone article about the short run Dylan 1970 release (with all the George Harrison stuff): "Things will get real interesting in 2024 when they’ll have to release every recording in the vault from Dylan’s Before The Flood tour with the Band."


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast

Thanks for posting that BEG. Yes indeed, Happy Birthday to Amy Helm! She's doing a great job carrying on the Helm musical legacy and just being an all-around great person.

That 'Blood on the Tracks' 3oth anniversary show is one that I missed, that sure would have been great to see. Glad that you got to go BEG!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Blood On The Tracks Revisited
Web: My link

Subject: Crab and I were there Amy.

AMY HELM'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Mesmermizes audiences

Yearns to sing for herself and in honour of her father Levon Helm

Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
You've known it all the time, I'm learnin' it these days
Oh, I know where I can find you, oh, oh
In somebody's room
It's a price I have to pay
You're a big girl all the way

A change in the weather is known to be extreme
But what's the sense of changing horses in midstream?
I'm going out of my mind, oh, oh
With a pain that stops and starts
Like a corkscrew to my heart
Ever since we've been apart


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Pop Life Podcast with Richard Crouse and Robbie Robertson

Also scroll down for interview with Gordon Lightfoot and many more.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Love Surprises
Web: My link

Subject: Peter Stone Brown Interviews Rick Danko Garland Jeffreys Levon Helm

The first time I saw Rick Danko


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Saw Richard Crouse Fran's Restaurant

Robbie Robertson and Pop Life with Richard Crouse


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Posted by:

Rod

Levon could have worn the same clothes he wore at TLW today and not looked out of place at all. I think he wore that same shirt on Tour 74.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

No Man Walks Alone

Style On Film The Last Waltz
David Isle

"But the pinnacle of the show, both musically and sartorially, is Robertson. He wears a simple dark suit, but with a polyester shirt that’s soaked in sweat by the second verse of “Up On Cripple Creek,” its 6-inch collar petting his clavicles with every beat. Around his neck is a tongue-red silk scarf, somewhere between priest’s robe and ready tourniquet. The scarf stays for the whole concert, even though the jacket is gone by the time everyone’s on stage together for “Forever Young.”

It might all look just sleazy if the music weren’t so damn good. The force and honesty of the music is what makes you realize that the clothing is kind of half a joke, but the people are definitely not. By the ‘80s, the clothes were superficially the same in some ways - Bon Jovi wore scarves on stage, Marvin Gaye wore sleazy-looking tuxedos - but by then it was all show, with none of The Band’s vitality."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Snowy Winter Wonderland
Web: My link

'The Last Waltz' is the Best Thanksgiving Movie Ever Made

STEVEN HYDEN
November 25, 2020


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Posted by:

Bill M

Fred: As they say, with age comes wisdom. Meaning it just keeps getting better!


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: My prowess with a computer knows no limits ; )

Bill M: happy to oblige. Actually I am surprised that (1) I was able to figure that out (2) that it worked and (3) I was able to figure that out!!!


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