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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

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Entered at Tue Jul 29 17:39:03 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Watching the follow-on link from the Japanese documentary to Ronnie Hawkins performing at an awards ceremony in 2010 (linked) was somehow good for the soul. Within a relatively short while at least three of the participants - Domenic Troiano, Zal Yanofsky and Denny Doherty - were gone. Troiano is brought up front by Hawkins right at the end and does some really nice guitar work (especially for a man as ill as he was).


Entered at Tue Jul 29 14:59:07 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: well said

"The Band.
Topic difficult and attractive so do not give some Oh yeah.
Aloof. Profound. Rigor and chaos. Mystery. Fate.
Impressed come blur from the sound, chest as Kakimushira."


Entered at Tue Jul 29 14:58:20 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Fred! Fabulous stuff (so far) - thanks!

Kevin J: Thanks for that idea that Robbie would have been in Toronto for the film fest. If September, it would have been '79 or, more likely, '80. I've gotta say that extremity of some of the details suggest that they came to you fifth or six hand; I doubt that Robbie really soaked up the champagne supply or really didn't rouse himself to see a single film. You didn't hear this from Ronnie hisself did you?


Entered at Tue Jul 29 14:54:10 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: synchronicity

Peter V - Napier-Bell's point about the jukebox are confirmed on the page Fred linked (translation courtesy Google):

"Rivu~on gave us in response to an interview after playing. When I was a child, "I did not hear the record.
Juke box was the source of the music most.
It was really beautiful, the sound was also great
When it comes to town with his father, I sat near the jukebox got a coin,
you had listened all the way to sound like you've never heard. ""


Entered at Tue Jul 29 09:34:00 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

Subject: Song to Soul Episode 33 The Weight

I've been able to locate the TV program on youtube. The person who uploaded the show split it in 4 parts....part 1 is missing though.

PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCUtqlKaFU

PART 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_od3r1E5Mk

PART 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fefr7W2lw


Entered at Tue Jul 29 09:29:09 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

Subject: What I missed on TV last night...

Actually it was on at midnight. Silly me for wanting to get some sleep. It was a repeat showing, which means it'll be on again. I wonder if there's anything on youtube?

It's a decent TV show especially due to the fact that the interviews aren't overdubbed by some bad Japanese voice actor.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 09:00:53 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dolly

I also noticed how astute Dolly Parton must have been. The Blue Smoke CD has a bonus "Best of" CD with her greatest hits. All this is on Sony Masterworks, though her last album was on A&M and the one before on MCA. The sub-label is "Dolly" on all of them, so I assume she retains all rights to her catalogue and chooses who to lease it to on a "what's best this year" basis.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 08:53:09 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: CSNY / Dolly / Record sales

Thanks, the reviews all single out Neil young as the main reason to buy, and that Graham Nash was good. As I say, I recall Neil being way out of it at Wembley, and Nash fine.

The price difference ($38 USA v $91 UK) might be explained by some facts about the markets which surprised me. Because the HMV chain has survived, though much reduced, we still have "record shops" in most towns. So they believe they can sell a few. This was illustrated by sales of “Blue Smoke” by Dolly Parton, which is the last week’s current listening. I Googled yesterday, and it has sold 57,000 physical copies in the USA, against 110,000 physical copies in Britain, where it is also right at the top of the supermarket “Top Twenty” (20 is all the CDs they sell). She was helped here by headlining at Glastonbury, but it seems the physical market per capita is much larger in the UK. Thus CSNY have a chance of selling box sets here and don’t need the heavy discount … $38 is after all cheap for 3 CDs and a DVD in an elaborate package.

I’ve been reading Simon Napier-Bell’s erudite history of the music business, Ta-Ra-Ra-BOOM-De-Ay (highly recommended, especially on the pre-rock era), and it was similar through the late 1920s and 1930s where Europe generally had higher per capita record sales than the USA, and indeed EMI was the world’s biggest record company. The explanation is that radio was far better and more important in America, where in Europe it was generally tightly-controlled and restricted, and also that a more concentrated population basis gave easier access to record stores. No one wanted to buy shellac records mail order from the Sears catalogue. Thus music publishers in the USA were more focussed on radio play. Another little fact … juke boxes were hugely more mportant in the USA. American Decca controlled 100,000 out of 250,000 juke boxes in the early days, which gave them a guaranteed sale of any record they wanted to push hard. Even by 1960, juke boxes were so important that record labels produced those “33 rpm singles” for juke boxes, which never turned up in Europe.

Comments welcome! .


Entered at Mon Jul 28 21:16:19 CEST 2014 from (24.114.94.26)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Fred: Thank you. A day seeing the the late great Gilles is always special...and hearing Murray Walker - wow.

Bill M: I liked that story......thinking that it was probably a September evening as Robbie was often in town for the Toronto film festival back in those days - the early years of the festival. In fact, in Brian D. Johnson's book on the history of the Toronto festival, he tells the story of how the festival's organizers were provided a lesson of sorts in how rock n roll decadence far surpassed that of the film school boys and girls..........as the story goes, the organizers had named The Band's Robbie Robertson as a member of the Jury to evaluate films and this position came with a promise of all expenses to be covered while in town..........RR arrived at the hotel and immediatley called down to order all available champagne in stock be delivered to his room (that one order alone blowing the entire expenses budget!)........the party had started and according to legend continued for the duration of the festival.....the kicker was that RR apparantly never attended a single film screening.


Entered at Mon Jul 28 21:00:42 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

JT: The rest of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings is also very well represented on the "Borrowed Tunes" comp from 1994. Colin Linden and the other instrumentalists (Richard Bell, John Dymond, Gary Craig) cover "Tonight's The Night" (with Rick Danko on background vocals), and Tom Wilson, fronting his old band, Junkhouse, does a killer version of "Fucked Up". Linden also appears on Lori Yates' version of "Helpless", which he also produced and which also has Rick Danko on BG vocals. (Rick had also appeared on Yates' Linden-produced CD.)

Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that the full BARK also appears on "Borrowed Tunes II", performing "Unknown Legend".


Entered at Mon Jul 28 17:32:43 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: CSNY 74

Been listening to this Boxset since receiving it a few weeks ago.Neil Young iis the highlight of this album.His creativity,freshness and energy are noteworthy.Nash is excellent,Stills is hoarse and off key at times and Crosby has sounded better.Overall,a good Boxset,but if you're not a hard core fan,4 Way Street is a much better choice.The overall sound quality on this release is fair.Despite these criticisms I'm enjoying listening.Neil's On The Beach is tremendous!


Entered at Mon Jul 28 17:31:29 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: Stephen Fearing

Bill M: Thanks for mentioning Stephen Fearing. We should cherish his talent and all that he does. He continues to thrive and is among the best of what Canada still offers. He is doing well and continues to create on his own and with BARK. I always look forward to his performances and expect he will be on stage again soon. He deserves international recognition and is among the best.


Entered at Mon Jul 28 16:22:46 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Motel California

Peter V: I couldn't help thinking of CSN when I listened to Stephen Fearing's wonderful cover of "Thrasher" on "Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young" (which has Rick Danko singing background on a couple songs by a couple different people): "The motel of lost companions / Waits with heated pool and bar".


Entered at Mon Jul 28 15:45:50 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: CSNY 1974

In a bold move, CSNY have put five audio tracks and one video from “Live 1974” as the MOJO covermount disc this month.

An explanation is that they’re not shifting any box sets in the UK. Amazon.com have the 3CD + DVD set at $39.88, while amazon.co.uk have the same box set at £53.99, which at today’s rate of exchange comes out as $91. People have been complaining and saying “wait till HMV’s Christmas sale, they’ll be giving them away." I've been thinking, I'll wait till my son comes over in the autumn and get him to bring one. After all, we've waited forty years for it. A few months won't make a difference.

Much as I enjoyed the video of Our House, it’s fuzzy and largely out of focus.


Entered at Mon Jul 28 15:17:30 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: Another memory surfaced over the weekend. The backstory is that when Domenic Troiano left the Disciples / Hawks in late '64 or early '65, two guitarists were hired to the lineup; Terry Bush was chosen by the Disciples, but Hawkins, wanting to ensure some continuity when the Disciples decided to go off on their own, as he knew they would. So Hawkins hired Bobby Starr, who was contracted to Hawkins personally while Bush was contracted to the Disciples. Smart move, as the Disciples pushed off a year later, but Starr stuck around and became part of a new lineup that included Sandy Konikoff, Stan Szelest and Eugene 'Jay' Smith. What came to mind over the weekend is that I got a call from Robbie Lane in '79 or '80 to say that he (likely with Terry Bush) had gone to see Hawkins at the Clubhouse the previous night and Robbie Robertson and Domenic Troiano has also turned up. I don't think they got up to play, but Robbie Lane was quite excited to sit with Robertson, Troiano and Bush as they swapped stories and talked guitars. (They would all have known each other well back in the day.)


Entered at Mon Jul 28 05:41:24 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

Kevin J: Yes I did! Sadly I think this may be a one-off, the way things have been going lately, but as a fan I can only hope there'll be a few more like this. For a bit there, when Alonso was holding on to his lead I was transported back to Spain 1981.


Entered at Mon Jul 28 02:31:48 CEST 2014 from (24.114.94.26)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Legends, Icons & Rebels reaches number 1

I believe that Danko, Fjeld, Andersen reached number 1 in Norway back in the early 1990's which did mark a milestone as no The Band album, The Band single or any recording by any other individual member ever achieved number 1 success on any other chart anywhere - ever..........but happy to see that Legends, Icons & Rebels has reached number 1 on the vaunted Amazon.com sales chart - category of "children's music books" may not be "Billboard Hot 100" but it is a nice accomplishment for Robbie, Sebastion and colleagues.......what makes this book so great is that it did not play down to the target audience........News networks across the globe could take a lesson from this.

Fred: I hope that you were able to catch the race today.....an absolute beauty.


Entered at Sun Jul 27 22:39:28 CEST 2014 from (58.104.1.213)

Posted by:

Wallsend

The Robbie book looks great. The art work reminds me of Moondog Matinee. I hope all the depictions of the guitars are 100 percent accurate or else the aficionados will be upset.


Entered at Sat Jul 26 18:15:58 CEST 2014 from (24.161.13.96)

Posted by:

Dennis

Location: West Saugerties

Like Peter, took me a while to put the initials together:

LG! He walks, he talks, I still have a couple of Day In The Garden stickers I've saved for fifteen years for you!

Glad to hear of you again.


Entered at Sat Jul 26 17:50:51 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Check out the pages of Sebastian Robertson's Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story from Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers


Entered at Sat Jul 26 17:36:44 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rick Danko at Good Old Days Picnic at Kennedy Park Highbanks Somers Point (circa late 90s)...scroll down.


Entered at Sat Jul 26 17:32:20 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rick Danko Recognition - "Walk in the Footsteps of Rock Music Legends"


Entered at Sat Jul 26 17:31:05 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Portrait in Rock...Garth


Entered at Sat Jul 26 02:57:57 CEST 2014 from (58.104.14.34)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

If Bob ever loses his voice completely we can just replace him with Jimmy Fallon. BTW, the Jimmy Fallon version of The Weight on YouTube has almost 2.5 million hits!


Entered at Fri Jul 25 23:33:31 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.147)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: John Prine and a band JT, Bill M and BEG will remember

LINKED: a rock n roll "Angel From Montgomery"


Entered at Fri Jul 25 22:42:23 CEST 2014 from (76.69.139.175)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Dylan's voice

I read on this site about Dylan's voice being 'shot'. I then am amazed at the recording of 'Full Moon" that was on line recently (the old Sinatra song). Dylan's voice was in fine form. I understand that there is 'magic' in the studio and that maybe even my voice might measure up to some standard, but this recording by Dylan (assuming it was done recently) is in my view up to his best vocals and cannot in any sense be classified as 'shot'. If this is a sample of what we are to get on the new album next month, then we are in for a treat - at least those of us who value new Dylan albums and are not mired in the 60s and 70s. (Opening myself to criticism but thats the game we play when we opine).


Entered at Fri Jul 25 21:18:34 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: It's quibbling, I know, but Robbie was 16 (10/59-07/43=16y,3m) when the Suedes photo appeared on the back of a CHUM chart, and two or three months older when he joined Hawkins (though by that time he'd been hanging with Hawkins, most notably tagging along with Ronnie, Levon et al as a 15-year-old to the jam in Oshawa the footage of which appeared in the "Yonge Street Rock and Roll Stories" documentary.

As for Troiano, he would have been in the Disciples by '63, as were his east-end buddies, Sonny Milne and Bert Hermiston. He was on the first few records on Ronnie Hawkins' Hawk label, which started up in '64: "Fannie Mae" by Robbie Lane and the Disciples; "Let The Good Times Roll" by Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks [i.e., the Disciples] and "Betty Jo" by the Strato-tones [who in this case were singer / pianist / producer Scott Cushnie, Troiano and unidentified others - likely Disciples]. Troiano also wrote two of the six sides. He left Hawkins shortly afterwards, and was hired to the new guitarist and arranger for Whitey [Glan] and the Roulettes, replacing Mike McKenna and Steve Kennedy respectively. The Roulettes changed their name to the Five Rogues, who changed their name to Mandala.

As you know, McKenna went on, by way of Luke and the Apostles, to co-found McKenna Mendelson Mainline, whose first LP, "Stink", I was pleased to pick up in England two weeks ago. It's nice for the Mainline completist to have the first, i.e., British pressing because it includes maybe five bits of studio banter that were cut from US and Canadian pressings. McKenna was another of those teenagers who sat in the chips-'n'-coke section at the Hawkins / Hawks matinees at the Concord, trying hard to learn Robbie's 'secrets'; his playing on "Stink" shows he succeeded.


Entered at Fri Jul 25 20:45:08 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.147)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M: BEG’s photos were of interest in two other ways for me……I had not known that Domenic Troiano was on the scene that early…I had always thought he came along many years afterwards……also, a point never really mentioned but it stands out that Robbie Robertson was – it seems – fully grown as a 15 year old. In many of these photos from that era he stands head and shoulders above the rest……may partly explain the confidence he had as a 16 or 17 year old to judge songs and songwriters on that trip to the Brill building where Hawkins wanted to have him along for his ears.


Entered at Fri Jul 25 19:43:24 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie Lane and the Disciples

In the photo of the Hawks and the Disciples (and Freddy McNulty) at one of BEG's links, the correct spellings are Cudmore, Trach, Hermiston and McNulty. Robbie Lane and the Disciples still play regularly, though Robbie's the only original left in the group. Sonny Milne, though, still plays regularly with Little Caesar on the Consuls, who are led now by saxman Norm Sherrat, who was the saxman 55 years ago when Robbie Robertson was in the band! Of the other Disciples, Troiano and Hermiston are gone and Trach and Cudmore have retired from music.

That reminds me: A week or so ago Bonk mentioned having seen somebody play at the Clubhouse on Merton Street in Toronto at the end of the '70s. I remember going there just once, and that was to meet up with a British Hawkins fanatic, Wild Willie Jeffrey, at a Hawkins show. Willie introduced me to Ronnie, who told me about his first, African-American group of Hawks - totally new news to me at the time. I don't know for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if the same Merton Street building had housed the CHUM HiFi Club, the site of the little 1959 photo (see link) of Ronnie Hawkins guesting with Robbie Robertson and other members of the Suedes, the 'house' band at the time.


Entered at Fri Jul 25 16:53:34 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Richard Manuel The Band original stencil art on vinyl LP record...as well as others from The Band, Dylan, George Harrison and Woody Guthrie.


Entered at Fri Jul 25 16:50:27 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Richard Manuel Discography On Video


Entered at Fri Jul 25 16:45:58 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Taken at the "Summer Gardens" in Port Dover Circa 61-62...This is sort of a jam with "The Hawks" and Robbie Lane & "The Diciples"..just before they joined the Hawk....


Entered at Fri Jul 25 16:29:02 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I think the main feed from the soundboard through the best speakers would still show the cheapskates that his voice is shot …


Entered at Fri Jul 25 16:10:56 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.26)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: LG

Townes Van Zandt: I envy you on that one Lee.......I have never been brought to tears at a show but some strong emotions - especially looking back at some very special experiences shared. A very spur of the moment decision to go see Rick Danko at a small club just outside Montreal ( Pioneer club, Pointe-Claire ) in 1990 or 1991 with my late sister would be at the top of that list........What a night.

NWC: Just as Bob Dylan has mirrors positioned all over the stage to prevent good quality pictures and videos to be taken at his shows, so too has his team been known to have specialized distortion speakers set up just outside the gates at outdoor shows to tease the cheapskates.........trust me, it sounded great inside the gates!


Entered at Fri Jul 25 14:27:41 CEST 2014 from (83.249.129.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Dylan in Sweden

On a serious side... Dylan played only for a few miles away. At the same time there was a chamber music concert for only appr. 50 people in another fishing village nearby. Some people from Royal Philharmonics, Royal Opera and Royal Musical Academy have their summer residences there. Their goal is to arrange a miniature chamber music festival in the village and this was the way to gather people who are interested to be a part of this. We were there instead of Dylan concert.

On our way back home we stayed in the front of the gate and heard Dylan slaughter 'All along...'. He made it to a nursery rhyme... sort of. Song and dance men have been arrested for less!

Thanks for not showing this post to JT.


Entered at Fri Jul 25 12:31:44 CEST 2014 from (83.249.129.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Oooops!

Somehow I just posted in Swedish. This is an English (and Finnish) translation:

"I hope that DJ is using a Linux / Unix based equipment. Otherwise I'll take my car and drive to "Allsång på graensen" and whisper "Judas" ;-)"

"Toivottavasti tiskijukka käyttää joka tapauksessa Linux/Unix-pohjaista laitteistoa. Muussa tapauksessa menen "Allsång på graensen" -tapahtumaan ja kuiskaan "Judas" ;-)

Just for the gb historians!


Entered at Fri Jul 25 12:16:14 CEST 2014 from (83.249.129.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Northwestern coast

Subject: jh / DJ

Hoppas att DJs utrustning är baserad i alla fall på Linux / Unix. Annars kommer jag till "Allsång på graensen" och viskar "Judas" ;-)


Entered at Fri Jul 25 05:19:11 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey Leeee...."My copy of this record has traveled with me across three continents and through 30 litres of whiskey. There’s no knowing where we’ll go next. It’s worth noting here that I could also write a whole list based purely on songs sung by Richard Manuel."

Seven Songs That Make My Soul Sing
I also like on this list Elvis Costello's "Alison" and Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You"

Before I was at our Jazz Street Festival this evening I saw the film "Tammy" with Melissa McCarthy. Her rendition of Greg Allman's "Midnight Rider" was worth seeing the film. Apparently others didn't agree with me. Oh well....Loved how Susan Sarandon's character apparently slept with Duane once upon a time...Really enjoyed Gregg Allman and band at Eric Clapton's Guitar Festival. He also covered Neil Young's "Needle and the Damage Done".....


Entered at Thu Jul 24 23:34:17 CEST 2014 from (82.132.219.164)

Posted by:

LG

Kevin J just had to say I saw Townes Van Zandt in a very small club in Manchester, UK many years ago and he is the only songwriter to bring tears rolling down my face. Not in a bad way or due to his performance. The way he performed and the quality/delivery of his songs was fabulous. Some of the best gigs I've ever seen have been in small clubs Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham is another one that comes to mind


Entered at Thu Jul 24 23:01:15 CEST 2014 from (82.132.216.222)

Posted by:

LG

Many thanks for the links Brown Eyed Girl really enjoyed them. Brother Jan, I'll be in touch soon. Congrats on your son. Peter it's been a long time, man


Entered at Thu Jul 24 20:22:16 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Anyone who remembers the Steve Earle’s statement attached to the excellent film “Be Here To Love Me” – a documentary of sorts on the life of Townes Van Zandt – which read........“Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the world, and that I’d stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.”

Great quote that sure grabbed ones attention……but it did seem just that didn’t it…..anyway, a few days ago Earle corrected the record:

“Do I believe that? No. Did I ever believe it? Fuck no. Somebody asked me for a quote for a sticker…”

Al Edge: Good catch! There are so many damn songs on Exile and many that run into each other in a way that I forgot about “Tumbling Dice” – a special song indeed. “Shine a Light” is my favorite song on the album.


Entered at Thu Jul 24 19:27:42 CEST 2014 from (171.159.194.10)

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Carter Baron CD

I'm listening to the Carter Baron CD that was recently released. The sound quality is very good. I haven't compared it to the other versions of this concert that I have. But, this is very acceptable sound quality and I recomend this for anyone who doesn't have a CD of this show already. Hopefully, the upcoming Palladium CD that was just announced a few days ago will have similar sound quality.


Entered at Thu Jul 24 18:26:33 CEST 2014 from (85.255.44.134)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

While we´re at it:

Our former house DJ is playing at the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Queens, New York City, this Saturday! (link above)

The gig is part of MoMAs Warm Up 2014 concert series, "introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs -- both local and international -- across a range of genres." The concerts are "programmed by a curatorial committee selected by the museum to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experience in music, sound, and the performing arts, resulting in a unique lineup of artists that explore, interpret, and combine genres".


Entered at Thu Jul 24 18:01:15 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

jh....Congrats with your son's collaboration with the very young and talented Ariana Grande. Did he actually meet her and her signature white boots? I hear a song there......"These boots are made for walkin' and that's just what they'll do...and one of these days....these boots are gonna walk all over you."


Entered at Thu Jul 24 17:31:27 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

When I was asked to share some links on Richard Manuel I tried to link some newer ones.....I never saw the photo with Garland Jeffreys which of course brought me joy. I looked quickly through all of the links that jh had once complied under brown eyed girl's links for awhile.....and as I previously stated it's more challenging to find links for Richard period. I wasn't looking for performances by Richard. I like seeing my favourite musicians in other settings as well. So I posted once again the CASBY award show where Richard gave the Hawk an award.

Of course it was uncomfortable........The elephant in the room always is.....He had a dis....ease. There is no shame in that. I actually thought he did well considering. Now the Hawk....I also heard him use his humour again to remember and share about Richard....that was also uncomfortable on a radio show that I had also linked before.......

Bill M.....I hadn't looked at your other perspective about the Hawk......Thanks for sharing it as I'm sure he loved Richard and although it wasn't the best time to use his humour.......I'm sure he was like everyone else who probably was so frustrated that someone with huuuuge talent and who could connect with so many of us couldn't stay with us for a longer time. He was the soul of the Band......What really irks me is that hardly anyone knows that he is Stratford's real gem. Hoping finally in September to have a visit with Richard and hope he understood that when I find anything on Richard.....I just love to see him anywhere.....period.

Perhaps maybe now Band fans who slam Robbie for not showing more of Richard at TLW.....now understand as well. Anyone who has been with an alcoholic and/or drug addict knows and feels how painful for everyone concerned. Anyway, for me.....I love seeing Richard's performances from the early seventies.....and I would looooove to see some from the days of The Hawks!!! I can't tell you how happy I was to see the Festival Express performance for the first time at our Toronto Film Festival at the same Elgin Theatre where I saw TLW two times in one night in 1978! So I've linked that one once again. :-D


Entered at Thu Jul 24 16:32:39 CEST 2014 from (182.250.246.203)

Posted by:

Kerrin

I think 'insensitive a-hole' is one of the attributes we all love about Hawkins, it is part of his crowd pleasing persona. It seems as though if anyone else had been on the receiving end this could have been funny, just not Richard. To be fair, they both seem completely loaded.


Entered at Thu Jul 24 14:45:32 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

jh: Congratulations to the justifiably proud papa!

BEG/Kevin J: I agree that it's uncomfortable and says more about Hawkins - but what exactly it says is not clear-cut. It could say that Hawkins was being a totally insensitive a-hole in treating Richard as a handy nail for his sledgehammer wit. Or it could say that Hawkins so deeply cared for Richard that he was willing to risk looking like a totally insensitive a-hole in an attempt to shock-shame Richard into changing his ways.


Entered at Thu Jul 24 11:51:51 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Tumbling Dice

I do tend to agree in broad terms with Kev and Bill re Exile.

That said, whilst the definition of what constitutes a 'GREAT' song can be shrouded in subjectivity, boy oh boy is the opening 2 and half minutes of Tumbling Dice [linked] more than a bit special.

:-0)


Entered at Thu Jul 24 11:36:26 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Richard

Just reflecting on kev's posts.

Got to say, it's possibly splitting hairs but much as I do love Richard's singing in that You Don't Know me vocal circa 'mid '80's as linked by Kev, I do think the sublime flawless quality of his vocal in the 1970 Rockin Chair which I've linked and the Hobo Jungle track linked by Kev to be more representative of the gift with which he was bequeathed from above.


Entered at Thu Jul 24 00:23:21 CEST 2014 from (85.255.44.134)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Our site DJ is featured on Billboard #1 artist Ariana Grande's new album! (link above) And there is more to come -- feel free to guess which megastar is the next to benefit from his production skills.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 23:30:57 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Kevin-Richard

Thanks-that was a stunning rendition by Richard.Beautiful.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 21:39:35 CEST 2014 from (76.65.207.248)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

I always thought it said more about The Hawk.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 19:13:51 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

LINKED: Nick DeRiso - one of a series on NLSC. This one "Hobo Jungle"


Entered at Wed Jul 23 18:46:49 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

LINKED: The great Richard Manuel in fine form........for those that were disturbed by that CASBY clip. I love Ronnie Hawkins but to arm check someone on national TV in front of Richard's kids was a tough one to watch. I commented on this years ago, the last time this was shown ( on LP GB ) and it bothers me now as much now as it did then.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 18:45:14 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.131)

Posted by:

Bill M

Nice to see Mick agreeing with me.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 16:36:44 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Better Live than studio .........The Band related - just off the top of my head...."The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "It Makes No Difference"...........not "The Weight" as the studio version is perfect.

NLSC: Very much underrated ......I tend to favour albums with great songs on them and understood Mick Jagger's dismissal of "Exile on Main Street" due to it not having any great songs...........NLSC with "Acadian Driftwood", "Ophelia" and "It Makes No Difference" contains 3 great songs and a number of other beauties.........Nick DeRiso has been doing a nice song by song look back at the album in recent months. Very enjoyable and worth checking out.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 14:35:56 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and me,
All died of a broken heart.
They left me here to sing their song
And act out the rest of the part."

Rick Danko, Richard Manuel And Me - Written and Read by Hank Beukema


Entered at Wed Jul 23 14:18:51 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

You might have missed Richard Manuel and Ronnie Hawkins on CASBY Award Show 1985...see 11:17.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 13:47:23 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

It's not as easy locating links on Richard Manuel. Check brown eyed girl's links on this site for some. However I just found.......Garland Jeffreys with.......

Paul Butterfield, Mike Finnegan, Stephen Stills, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Ellen Foley, Richard Manuel. Pasadena CA
Rock and Roll Tonight 4/27/83


Entered at Wed Jul 23 13:25:44 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: So that's what the PSV in PSV Eindhoven stands for : )

I've always thought that No Woman No Cry is one of those songs that sounds better in its live version rather than the original studio version. Same goes for Cheap Trick's I Want You to Want Me.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 09:55:31 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Lee, I used to get annoyed at seeing my initials (PSV) on every bus in Bournemouth (Public Service Vehicle). Time has passed.

I remember Lee phoning me nearly 20 years back, and saying "There's this thing on the internet about The Band." I didn't want to connect, though I'd worked on computer for ten years by then, because my publisher issued dire warnings about viruses and security and advised authors sending them any discs not to be connected to the internet. Ever. Yes, they were always at the cutting edge of technology. But Lee told me it was run from Norway and all sorts of people who actually knew The Band were posting there.

On Northern Lights, I agree on under-rated. Ophelia and It Makes No Difference must be equal to the most-performed pieces post TLW. Link is to the old "Jupiter Hollow" piece I did in 1998. Sixteen years ago. Phew!


Entered at Wed Jul 23 03:49:45 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Carmen/Woodstock Hotel

Perhaps because its my part time residence for years but there's something about hotel Bob that feels kind of tacky and too commercially absurd even for Woodstock.Maybe I'm too old school.


Entered at Wed Jul 23 02:53:12 CEST 2014 from (82.132.222.178)

Posted by:

Life's Good

Subject: Brown Eyed Girl

I like your links. :) anything on the great Richard Manuel?


Entered at Wed Jul 23 02:02:05 CEST 2014 from (82.132.220.222)

Posted by:

LIfes Good

Subject: Northern Lights....

Incredibly underrated album in my opinion. A little short on tunes admittedly as they are fleshed out but some fantastic songs. I'm three songs in and Levon is sounding wonderful as always


Entered at Wed Jul 23 00:07:00 CEST 2014 from (82.132.227.104)

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Peter V

Apologies my initials caused confusion, Peter, but as it's Lee Gabites it would be strange to change. Life's Good....would be good ;) What's the news on the next reissue from Capitol/Robbie Robertson?


Entered at Tue Jul 22 23:34:51 CEST 2014 from (58.104.16.244)

Posted by:

Wallsend

A few years back I read an article in which someone was talking about the good things about rock music. One was that it employs a lot of people who are otherwise unemployable.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 21:43:54 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

While you're right that one should try to separate the person from the artist, a twisted psychopathic bastard at the end of the day, is still a twisted psychopath, not a "lovable Moon the Loon."


Entered at Tue Jul 22 20:28:21 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: max R&B

I was very taken with "I Can See For Miles" back in the day, and surprised to realize (we were starting to listen to lead guitar heroes) that the drums provided the lead line. (Very possibly a faute de mieux situation; the 'lead' guitar - including the solo - is limited to approximately one note.)

In "My Generation," both drums & bass seem to start and stop almost at random . . . how they manage to carry the beat is a mystery . . . .


Entered at Tue Jul 22 19:50:45 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Thankks for the link sadavid, and thanks for stressing its value, Kevin J. One of the finest things about the Who is that they not only tolerated Moon's ferocity, they played it up - as when the spot usually left for a guitar break would be filled by a drum break, even on early 45s aimed at the top 40 market. (To be fair, Entwistle got the odd solo break too.)


Entered at Tue Jul 22 19:32:32 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: sadavid's link

…wow! I went in thinking no more than a paragraph or two and couldn’t stop reading on. Wonderful take.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 18:19:39 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: Keith Moon and Rock Drumming

From _The New Yorker_, a critical appreciation of The Loon -- (another case where you have to set aside judgments about the Person if you're going to appreciate the Artist).


Entered at Tue Jul 22 18:03:54 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

“one of the most important concerts” was the key phrase. Just as the Beatles a decade earlier had already been established and made important appearances on BBC and given countless concerts, their appearance on Ed Sullivan in NYC was the one that blew it to the moon. Had they stepped in that night, I imagine things would have been a little different. Bob Marley would no doubt have been a major star star with or without winning over the powerful US critics and recording power base then centred in LA., but those first few live shows in the US were an important turning point. Remember the industry was very different then……………………….In an interesting way, Bob Marley is actually an underrated superstar……I have been fortunate to travel to a good part of this planet and no matter where I have been – you will find Bob Marley music playing – all over Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and every part of Canada and USA….In terms of music recognition, I would think only the Beatles and Michael Jackson come close……………….although, I have to say that it is damn near impossible to walk onto any two-bit bar anywhere in the world and not hear “Hotel California” and some CCR.

Carmen: Thank you for the thoughts on "'She's Not Mine". I agree but the album version only. I found the vocal on the Bonus version too detached and therefore lacking in the emotion that puts the song over for me. Like you, I can't help but think of Richard and Rick on many RR songs. I wonder what Rick thought when RR would play him songs over the years......I am sure there were some feelings of 'you know, I could really put these over the top for you".


Entered at Tue Jul 22 17:08:38 CEST 2014 from (162.213.113.107)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Hotel In Woodstock

http://www.uncut.co.uk/hotel-named-after-bob-dylan-opens-in-woodstock-news. Favorite Marly is Natural Mystic


Entered at Tue Jul 22 13:07:10 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

....and there was also Bob Marley Concrete Jungle @ The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973

Looking forward to reading the Wailers' story by John Masouri.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 12:52:24 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

For our North American readers, it's hard to stress how important and unmissable the "Old Grey Whistle Test" was in 1973. I remember how everyone was raving about The Wailers the next day.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 12:44:06 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stir It Up

I'd say the Lyceum London one that got recorded in front of a mainly Jamaican audience was the key one. The "Old Grey Whistle Test" show where The Wailers did "Stir It Up" was the breakthrough TV appearance. (Snobbish sniff here) Of course I already had the album.

Trojan did a box set of 7" singles recently with the "first" version of Stir It Up, and there's also one on the reissue De Luxe edition of Catch-A-Fire. We played both at our monthly "vinyl club" here in a hifi shop on wildly expensive equipment. Both are wonderful, but in spite of the reggae purists, the Island overdubs really do make Catch-A-Fire. I linked the Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 performance a few months ago, but let's link it again. One of the greatest rock studio appearances.

The first two Bob Marley Desert Island selections for me are Stir It Up from Catch-A-Fire, and No Woman No Cry from Live at the Lyceum.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 03:46:36 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

LINKED: Robert Hilburn's original review of one of the most important concerts in rock history. Check out the guest list for a The Band reference. I would imagine that there were some photos of that evening floating around.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 03:20:16 CEST 2014 from (96.30.173.135)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Holly Williams

For those not acquainted.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 03:06:27 CEST 2014 from (58.104.31.16)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

A one minute forty three second video clip from the Maple Leaf Garden show.


Entered at Tue Jul 22 00:56:44 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Great moments in Rock and Roll.
Meeting Rick Danko as told by Russ Pettinger.

Kevin J...You're usually so funny. Thanks!

LG...Peter V's got it now. ;-D


Entered at Tue Jul 22 00:52:38 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you JH! Was Rick Danko the only Band member to have taken a photo with Bob Marley?
PSB....Do you have one with Marley?
Garland Jeffreys has a photo with Marley. :-D

Audio: 40 Years Ago (January 8, 2014) Bob Dylan & The Band Play Toronto

"Here’s a recording of “As I Went Out One Morning,” from the second night at the Maple Leaf Gardens.

It’s from a bootleg of the show, As I Went Out One Evening.

According to www.bjorner.com this is the only time Bob Dylan has ever performed “As I Went Out One Morning” live. (I’ve included the setlist for the January 9, 1974 show below the video clips.)"


Entered at Tue Jul 22 00:10:03 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: No More Cane - A verse apiece

Cheers Si.

It's only taken me a few hundred listens for the penny to drop.

:-0)


Entered at Tue Jul 22 00:06:28 CEST 2014 from (85.255.44.134)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Ricky and Bob Marley!


Entered at Mon Jul 21 23:47:21 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Bill M: Tale of Two Cities – perhaps – Montreal and Toronto: “Say it Ain’t So” was a huge FM radio song in Montreal probably a year or so before the Daltrey cover. Funny how it worked that way between the cities with some artists……and in some cases neither city really seems to remember what was what…….Toronto folks like to think many of the English prog rock groups broke first in TO while those in the Montreal rock scene are adamant that many such bands broke first in NA from Montreal and the mighty CHOM FM……….anyhow, all that is a thing of the past now with local FM radio no longer having any influence over the kids choices of music.

LINKED: Is one of the few prog tunes that would seep up from my brother's room that I liked back in the day.......do check out the link as some stunning images of a young Peter Gabriel and excellent sound quality.


Entered at Mon Jul 21 22:08:46 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: Daltrey's was the first version of that song I heard, but like you, I much prefer Murray Head's. Frankly, I think Rog could've done without just about everyone onstage aside from himself. Do you think the drummer was shirtless because he'd recently thrown up on himself?


Entered at Mon Jul 21 21:24:03 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

I prefer the original but interesting to see Roger Daltrey sing Murray Head.....the drummer seems - ahhh - confused!


Entered at Mon Jul 21 12:42:45 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

LG, I only just realized who you are, deceived by the initials on half the LED TVs in Currys. There are two versions … the raw radio show and the greatly improved one. I don't know which one the CD on amazon will be. These companies producing radio shows seem to have a new name per release. My e-mail is peter followed by the at sign followed by my surname then dot uk dot com.


Entered at Mon Jul 21 02:57:46 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.135)

Posted by:

Bill M

Roger: Thanks for the link to Kevin Gammond's recollection. I'm inclined to cut him some slack. It's easy to understand someone, forty years after the fact, summoning up a memory of a photo he'd seen a hundred times rather than an accurate visualisation of the 'real' person he saw once. It's also easy to understand a relative 'nobody' tagging along when the 'somebodies' decide to go off somewhere. Blessed is he (or she) who's never been among the nobodies in such a situation.

Ian W: Why not May 13? A group that could play Cardiff and Birmingham on successive nights could probably manage to get to Liverpool after a night of ghost-busting.


Entered at Mon Jul 21 02:18:44 CEST 2014 from (82.132.244.222)

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Hollywood Bowl 1970

Dig Robbie Robertsons solo in Time To Kill & Garths impro before Chest Fever. Very cool


Entered at Mon Jul 21 02:05:36 CEST 2014 from (82.132.246.75)

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Garth

Absolutely, I sat in Levon's kitchen with Garth & Levon while Garth was discussing me doing a book on Levon & The Hawks in 2001. I had already made many contacts from those days but unfortunately due to various circumstances on my part....


Entered at Mon Jul 21 01:38:11 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Garth

Now THERE would be an interesting book, doncha think?


Entered at Mon Jul 21 00:11:41 CEST 2014 from (82.132.213.212)

Posted by:

LG

Peter, I presume this is the show released on silver disc many years ago out of NYC? Another one to dig out. I know I have it somewhere


Entered at Sun Jul 20 23:59:36 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Just got an ad for a The Band 'Paladiun Circles 1976' from amazon. This is the radio show that most of us must have. What is happening with these live radio shows?

Put out an official one and stop the cash ins,


Entered at Sun Jul 20 23:20:42 CEST 2014 from (82.132.213.212)

Posted by:

LG

Subject: The Pencils

Ragtime, I interviewed Marty in 2000/2001 and that's how the info about The Pencils originated. I would have to go through my tapes but you could probably contact Marty through the net


Entered at Sun Jul 20 22:50:21 CEST 2014 from (82.132.213.212)

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Brown Eyed Girl

Garth has an amazing memory for things and lots of old photographs but not sure whether he kept a diary in those days. Of course, Maud would know


Entered at Sun Jul 20 22:35:14 CEST 2014 from (83.160.180.22)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low Countries

Subject: Any Way to Say Goodbye (Marty Grebb / Terry Danko / Richard Manuel)

Hello old friends...

A question from a Dutch pensionado...

Does anyone know where I can find the wonderful song Any Way to Say Goodbye by Terry Danko and his band (The Pencils?), written by Marty Grebb?

It used to be on YouTube since 2009 and I'd listen to it occasionally, but now it seems to have disappeared... vanished... been pulled away... thrown out...

And it's missing from Terry's own uploads as well...

And since Richard sings the lead in the first half of the song (and Terry does a great Rick imitation), it cannot be missed...

So please... if anyone can help...??!!


Entered at Sun Jul 20 20:10:33 CEST 2014 from (76.66.95.193)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Musicians and other artists themselves put out incorrect info about themselves as well. Sometimes to promote mystery or negate a particular lifestyle or class background....Dylan comes to mind........


Entered at Sun Jul 20 19:55:16 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

I thought I'd stopped reviewing blockbuster movies, but in honor of the appearance of "The Weight" I did Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, linked.


Entered at Sun Jul 20 18:20:43 CEST 2014 from (76.69.139.175)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Dylan and ghosts in 1966

Ian: I agree. Based upon what we see of Dylan repeatedly in the 1966 photos, Dylan could not possibly have appeared as he does in the photo suggestion at the top of this article. Moreover, I doubt very much if he would be wearing the togs of the early 60s during those dates. You are very considerate. The inaccuracy irks me a great deal and it is one of the sad parts (there are many 'happy' parts) of internet 'documentation'.


Entered at Sun Jul 20 17:38:14 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dyal and Witley Court

The story in the link provided by Roger is a bit fanciful, I suspect.

It was in 1966 when Dylan was certainly not wearing a cap and sheepskin jacket. Dylan played the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff on 11 May 1966, the Odeon in Birmingham on 12 May 1966 and the Odeon in Liverpool on 14 May 1966. The most likely date for this trip to Witley Court was therefore 12 May 1966, either in the afternoon before the concert that evening in Birmingham or immediately after the show. He went with Steve and Muff Winwood from the Spencer Davis Group.

At least one Dylan biographer has said it was the afternoon of 12 May 1966 but it seems more likely that ghost-hunting would take place when it is dark. I guess Dylan was accompanied by other members of the touring party (perhaps including memebers of The Hawks) but I'm not sure. When Kevyn Gammond says that they "all" went to Witley Court, I have to say that I don't recall Jim Capaldi or Dave Mason (or Kevyn Gammond himself for that matter) being mentioned previously as a member of the party.



Entered at Sun Jul 20 14:53:36 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


Entered at Sun Jul 20 14:48:14 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Never the last Last Waltz
by Noel Murray

"My shifting relationship with Martin Scorsese’s 1978 concert film The Last Waltz is a case in point. I first saw The Last Waltz when I was a freshman in college, while still under the influence of an ex-hippie high-school English teacher who helped shape my appreciation for Woodstock-era rock ’n’ roll. That teacher didn’t just make me a tape of the first two albums by The Band; he also loaned me a copy of Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train to read while I listened, so I could appreciate the music more. By the time I watched The Last Waltz, at age 18, I’d developed a reverence for the musicians in the movie. Plus, I’d begun reading the major film critics, most of whom had declared The Last Waltz the best concert film ever made. I was primed to be awed. And I was awed.

The Last Waltz was on cable recently, and I watched it for a third time. Unexpectedly, I fell in love with the movie all over again, but from a different perspective. For the first time, I noticed how young everybody in The Last Waltz is. Most of these guys were in their 30s when they were talking to Scorsese about how wizened and road-weary they’d become, and today—to the 43-year-old me—they all look like kids. As for those much-maligned interviews with Robertson, they don’t seem so egregious any more. They seem revealing. Robertson, by all accounts, was a prick back then. Scorsese, by all accounts, bought what Robertson was selling. The Last Waltz is an honest document of both its subject and its director. This is Scorsese’s film, and its flaws and biases are personal ones.

When it comes to The Last Waltz, a lot of my souring toward the film in my 30s was due to critics like Dave Marsh, who in his essay collection Fortunate Son calls Robbie Robertson “the perfect object of the pop intellectual’s star-struck gaze,” and of the movie says, “We see the Outsider as a blustering Aristocrat… The interviews in The Last Waltz, where Robertson interrupts Rick Danko and Richard Manuel at almost every turn, are gross self-promotion, indulged with aplomb if little subtlety.” I read Marsh’s comments now, and think he makes some good points, but his take also seems unduly affected by the great claims made for The Band and The Last Waltz by other critics, and his desire to push back against colleagues like Greil Marcus by skewering Robertson’s pretensions and noting The Band’s relative lack of success at hitting the charts.

Then again, just as The Last Waltz is a valuable record of The Band, Robbie Robertson, and Martin Scorsese, so Marsh’s writing about the movie is a valuable record of what critics and rock fans were talking about circa 1978. It’s not like movie buffs and critics should hold their tongues for 20 years and then go on record with what we think. The best any of us can do is to stay as open as we can, and then be as honest as we can—even if that means writing or saying something we’ll regret later on. But we should also stay open to the changes."


Entered at Sun Jul 20 10:40:11 CEST 2014 from (81.107.236.227)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK
Web: My link

Subject: Witley Court nr Birmingham

There was a jam Bill - at a famous venue in Birmingham - The Elbow Room. The link explains that Bob didn't jam however, with Dave Mason et al.

They went down to Witley Court about 30 miles away. An amazing place - if there were ghosts, they'd collect here.


Entered at Sun Jul 20 08:21:51 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

From memory Robbie seemed a bit flustered after Evangeline/LW suite and began The Weight before Garth and Richard had changed keyboards


Entered at Sun Jul 20 04:29:47 CEST 2014 from (24.199.71.83)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: "The Last Waltz/Evangeline/Last Waltz Refrain" from TLW

Simon, thanks and great find. So interesting that The Last Waltz (song) and Evangeline had DNA in common. Fascinating because you can really see Robbie's thinking in progress. Seems like he had a number of interesting musical ideas he was playing around with in the suite, not quite fleshed out yet presumably because time was so tight, that could have resolved in any number of ways besides the ones we know today.


Entered at Sat Jul 19 23:22:00 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.145)

Posted by:

bBill M

Subject: When Gobbler met Muff ...

Speaking of Steve Winwood, there's a little vignette in Dylan's first big "Rolling Stone" interview ('68?) where he tells of Muff Winwood taking brother Steve and "all of us" (Dylan and the Hawks, presumably) to visit a haunted house outside Birmingham in early '66. I like to think they at least jammed a bit afterwards as well.

"The last of November / Leaves on the ground" finds its echo in the opening lines of "Sweet Baby James": "the first of December was covered in snow / and so was the turnpike from Stockport to Boston".

Jersey Girl: So good to see you posting!

JT: Whisky Howl had a pretty long run actually, though with an ever-shifting lineup - '68 to '76ish. They did an LP in '71 or '72 (since released on CD by Pacemaker) with Johnny Sandlin in Alabama with other Allman buddies Paul Hornsby and Chuck Leavell helping out. Five or six years ago I saw long-time drummer Wayne Wilson nip home from a coffeeshop in the James Bay area of Victoria to get his hand drum so he could play along with a very enjoyable folk duo. Sadly, he died a few years later, still in your adopted town.


Entered at Sat Jul 19 19:38:55 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Evangeline - Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! In ragged glory - yes - but beautiful. I think Robbie's vocal was a prompt for Richard who likely forgot the words, but this made my day.........Thank you Simon


Entered at Sat Jul 19 18:38:05 CEST 2014 from (86.128.17.3)

Posted by:

Simon

Web: My link

Subject: "The Last Waltz/Evangeline/Last Waltz Refrain" from TLW

Al - Robbie sings the "go down ol' Hannah" verse in Ain't No More Cane.

I've linked to "The Last Waltz/Evangeline/Last Waltz Refrain" from TLW. If you go to about 1hr 26 mins you can see and hear this little overlooked nugget that was "put together kinda for the occasion". "Cane" might be the only song where all four sing a verse but this mini suite features Rick, Levon, Richard and Robbie singing.

"The last of November
Leaves on the ground
It's hard to remember
What city, what town
So many roads
Covered in stone
Surrounded by people
Yet feel so alone"

Although it sounds a bit tentative this section has a certain something ... plus it's nice to see Richard standing up and singing soul man style.


Entered at Sat Jul 19 17:34:45 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Answers

....I have answers for whether Robbie caught the fly, Jimmy Hoffa's final resting pace, the location of Malaysian flight 370, L. Suarez's next bite, and the type of hand grenade Rod Stewart uses to comb his hair each day........but not the 2nd verse of "Ain't No More Cane" .......sorry Al.


Entered at Sat Jul 19 16:57:33 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MARK SELIGER photo of Robbie Robertson

Special shout out to Jersey Girl again who was one of the first to share Youtube videos with all of us and who inspired me to carry on.

Special shout out to Claire who showed me how to shrink loooong links which allowed me to share even more links.

:-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

AIN’T NO MORE ‘CANE: Levon Helm, The Basement Tapes and American Roots Music.

Btw, as far as confirming The Hawks/ The Band tour dates we still have Robbie and Garth, don't we? Many times Sebastian has posted and Maud as well. Can they not be asked to ask the remaining Band members??


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jersey Girl!!!!!!

"Nothin' else matters in this whole wide world,
When you're in love with a Jersey girl,
Sing sha la la la la la la.


Entered at Sat Jul 19 15:16:47 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Aint No More Cane

I presume nobody picked up on the question I asked down below so I'll ask it again - is it Robbie singing the second verse of Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos?

If so, does that make it the only song where all four have taken a verse each? There's a few with three including The Rumour but I can't bring to mind another with all four


Entered at Sat Jul 19 13:05:59 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Whiskey Howl

As for Whiskey Howl, they were a short-lived blues band local from Toronto area at a time when a musical explosion of talent was occurring in Toronto. (Bill M knows a lot more about this than I do). That band included a number of very talented musicians, including a great bass player from my high school (who played in The Dimensions (who became A Passing Fancy) - Rick Fruchtman (Mann). I can still remember the Dimensions at my high school covering early Rolling Stones. I was floored by people my age playing that music like that. Those were special times.


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: JDWIII

I saw Johnny Winter not in 1970 but on Oct. 3, 1969 at Massey Hall. Opening act: Whiskey Howl. He had played every pop festival from Varsity to Atlanta to Woodstock for months before. To say he was on fire would be to understate the case.


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Posted by:

LG

Subject: RIP Johnny Winter

Loved the sounds you made 08/99 Bethel, NY


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Posted by:

LG

Tapes from Mississippi are in the hands of some folks from 69/70.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

'Money does't talk it swears, obscenity who really cares', when you look at the terrible things that are happening in the world, have these words ever been truer.


Entered at Fri Jul 18 23:11:09 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

We did a Memphis tour which stopped outside the apartment Elvis lived in as a teenager. Apparently you can sleep in Elvis's bedroom for $200 (I slept with Elvis …) The walls are covered with lipstick.


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Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Web: My link

Subject: Hotel Dylan

Oh, lord, what's next? Link is to yesterday's NY Times: "All you need is love and $189". Doesn't exactly sound like the Chelsea.


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Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: RR / She's Not Mine

Listened to this song again. I think it is one of RR's best. He and Winwood should consider working together again. Boy this song has Rick's voice written all over it.


Entered at Fri Jul 18 18:22:28 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

....and one more by Sly's band in 1968.
Btw who was the funky violinist who played on previous extended cut of Thank You on Soul Train video?


Entered at Fri Jul 18 18:07:05 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

....or the teacher could have played by Sly and the Family Stone "Thank You (For Letting Me Be Myself)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

A former co-worker told me that when she graduated from highschool her teacher played Sly and the Family Stone's "Every Day People" as they were approaching the stage to receive their diplomas. She always felt that it was his way to remind everyone to accept every one as he happened to be gay.

I always appreciated that Sly's band was progressive in that it was one of the first to have women in a band with men who played instruments and his band was multi-racial. Robbie had said in an interview that he always couldn't wait to hear the next recording of this band. I remember on tv he had his outrageous wedding filmed. I only have their greatest hits and they don't disappoint ever.

Sly and the Family Stone at the Harlem Cultural Festival Sunday June 29, 1969


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Posted by:

Peter V

Generally, the last couple or three years, I find the very best theatre shows better than the vast majority of music shows as entertainment. Always start on time, no amplification issues, no one on stage is ever drunk or stoned.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Bad Shows

Macy Gray … kept the audience waiting 90 minutes after the support act and was then extremely stoned and incoherent. Good band though.

Santana, circa 1976, as I've often said. Full stadium amplification full on in a smallish classical concert hall. Awful. Hot Chocolate a few days away (before or after?) were way, way better.


Entered at Fri Jul 18 08:14:09 CEST 2014 from (58.104.27.100)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I always thought Sly was strange even by the standards of rock musicians!


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Posted by:

Kerrin

Peter V, enjoyed the H&A review (more than you enjoyed the concert), and looked up the Sly Stone one too. According to Wikipedia:

'On August 16, 2011, the album I'm Back! Family & Friends was released. The album features re-recorded versions of Sly and the Family Stone's greatest hits with guest appearances from Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek, Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson, Carmine Appice, and Johnny Winter, as well as three previously unreleased songs. One month later, on September 25, 2011, the New York Post reported that Sly Stone was now homeless and living out of a white camper-van in Los Angeles: "The van is parked on a residential street in Crenshaw, the rough Los Angeles neighborhood where 'Boyz n the Hood' was set. A retired couple makes sure he eats once a day, and Stone showers at their house.'


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Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Bad Shows

1978-79. The Clubhouse on Merton Street in Toronto, Joe Cocker. First set, first song. Falls off the freaking stage drunk as a skunk. End of show.


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Posted by:

Peter V

You're right! Sly Stone was way worst, but I don't think you can define that as a show. Falling into the audience, losing your wig and singing a different song to the band.


Entered at Fri Jul 18 01:20:36 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

......and somewhere Peter, Sly Stone will be heard saying........"Damn it.....and I had thought no one could make this reviewer more unhappy than me at a show"


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Hall & Oates

This is probably the worst review I've given anyone. it starts out nice because I'm talking about 1974. Unfortunately, forty years have passed,


Entered at Thu Jul 17 19:45:35 CEST 2014 from (74.103.114.184)

Posted by:

Pete

Subject: Midnight Ramble 3

Just got a copy of The Midnight Ramble Vol. 3, sounds great. Understand that Levon helped pick out the tracks, truly well done. Congrats to the whole team. Levon, miss ya "brother".. "She tore it up and threw it in my face just for a laugh"....


Entered at Thu Jul 17 18:09:14 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Photos © John Gellman. All rights reserved.

"These photos of Bob Dylan were taken in January 1974 at a performance in Hollywood, Florida. Dylan hadn’t toured in eight years, so this tour with the Band was a really big deal at the time. It was a great show. Looking back, I don’t know what was wrong with me. I should have taken more pics of the Band, who were outstanding and very tight. Maybe I was conserving film. I can’t explain why I couldn’t seem to point my lens away from Bob. He was such a compelling presence."

DIANA - "These are great photos of Bob.

Yes, a compelling presence. I saw him Sunday night and every once in a while I’d remind myself there IS a band there too and take a quick glance. Inevitably in less than 30 seconds I’d be riveted on Bob again."


Entered at Thu Jul 17 18:05:45 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"I’ve posted eleven new shots since I last highlighted one of my old black and whites, so it’s time. Here’s an oldie of Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson performing with the Band in July 1974 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. This was the same day that began with the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I’ve already posted shots of both those bands taken earlier in the day. Leon Russell followed the Band, but I don’t have a single shot from his set. Maybe I ran out of film. I just don’t remember. Regardless, it was a good day in Miami." (John Gellman)


Entered at Thu Jul 17 17:55:13 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band 1973...Marty Wolf

Kevin J...I'm off next month to visit one of Duf's former co-workers from back in the days of radio. He has a large farm house. We will be discussing the good old days...ha, ha....He never liked him as he was just as pompous then....and discussing sunshine tea (green rooibos, lemon myrtle, lemon vebena)....My favourite ice tea during the hot summer.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 17:52:43 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: For Goodness Sake...

...Kev's got the Blueberry Shakes

Made me howl that Kev

Ta

And a special ta for being so warm and enthusiastic about that extract I'd written. I kind of knew the fan and ELO bit would strike a chord with your goodself. Thing is when you create something, anything, whatever it happens to be you'd be lying to yourself if you didn't admit to enjoying reading or hearing someone saying they enjoyed it.

On a different tack, the points you and Jerry make about rock guitar dinosaurs and their impending extinction are sobering to the point of being completely demoralising. The significance hadn't registered till reading your posts. Reality invariably sucks.

And on another different tack, believe it or not, after god knows how many times and how many years of savouring every note of it, it only just dawned on me for some reason which I cannot begin to explain that it's Robbie singing the second verse of Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos.

Does that make it the only song where all four have taken a verse each? There's a few with three but I can't bring to mind another with all four.


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Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: l'il dumpling

Kevin J: my logic processor also returned a "does not compute" on that one. "Your tax dollars at work," probably . . . .


Entered at Thu Jul 17 17:26:17 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

......woke up this morning to read that former news reader, dullard extraordinaire, former pal to our detestable PM, disgraced Senator tubby dubby Mike Duffy has what the press are describing as a "love child" with an exotic ex-con from Peru..........and I just had a blueberry shake and was discussing yoga.........something is wrong!!


Entered at Thu Jul 17 17:11:15 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: Enigma

Kevin: I agree with you but I think the day of the 'new' rock star is already gone. If you define the rock star as a performer with a long record of persisting success who is 'front and centre' for decades or even years, I think that is already largely gone. The icons remain from the 60's and 70's (those who are still alive) and continue on with stage performances and new recordings. All the power to them! But, the new young talented individual performers have a more reserved approach. I think some of that relates to the technology around how music is given to the listener and a maturation of the entire process of popular music. If you look at the current guitar wizards who have achieved prominence (and they are every bit as good or better than those identified in the past), they would not be classified as 'rock stars' but rather as excellent artists. There are so many now who can write and play and do it so well. Moreover, I think that young people keep looking for 'the next new thing' in a way that we (over 60s) never did. I don't know if its a continuous unsatisfied desire for 'the next new thing' or a limited attention span or if boredom sets in more quickly. And while I'm at it and opining, commitment and loyalty to any artist is often short lived. Speaking personally, I have stayed committed to most who I have admired since the 60s, while adding artists to my cultural repertoire as the decades have passed. My impression (correct me if I'm wrong. I'm often wrong!) is that the younger crowd throws away what they loved recently. It is all part of a society that quickly tosses out the old (whether its a TV or a computer or a cell phone or a person with talent) in favour of the 'new'. To finish on a high note in the midst of this negativity, paradoxically, the artists who continue to emerge and create are superb. How both of these states of affairs continue to live side by side in tandem is one of the enigmas that perplexes and fascinates me.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 16:51:06 CEST 2014 from (24.114.96.245)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: "Play Some Guitar"

I enjoyed that RR-Clapton performance at the RRHOF..........nice to see that nod to TLW as well.............a bit of trivia ...when Eric Clapton introduced Robbie at the 2007 Crossroads guitar festival, he simply said "Play Some Guitar"..........some time last year while watching The Lost Waltz, I heard for the first time that Robbie had introduced Eric at The Last Waltz with simply "Play Some Guitar"..............I guess Eric wasn't as blasted that night as we had thought.

Sorry to hear about Johnny Winter............in 15 years or so, the "Rock Star" as we once knew and loved it will be gone for ever.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 15:20:24 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: John Dawson Winter

I saw Johnny Winter play in the early 70s? at Massey Hall and then again in downtown Toronto some years later. He was a master of the slide and we will not see the likes of him too often again.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 15:07:01 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: The Band

"Sandwiching The Band between Ten Years After and Johnny Winter on Woodstock’s closing night seems like an odd choice. Robertson, Helm, Danko, Hudson, and Manuel were brilliant players, but The Band’s music was far from the blistering, bluesy rock that preceded and followed their set.

But The Band was as big as they come in August 1969, near legends after the release of 1968′s Music From Big Pink. Their steeped-in-Americana vibe might not have had the energy of Alvin Lee’s “I’m Going Home,” but they undoubtedly deserved a plum spot in the billing.

For ten years they created achingly beautiful tone poems, blurry tintypes of a romanticized, lost America, and then they split for all of the reasons that every brilliant group of musicians eventually splits. Those same problems created a rift between Robertson and the rest of the group that couldn’t be bridged for The Band’s eighties reunion.

Time has a way of righting injustices, though. The majority of their set can be found on a bootleg named The Band: At Woodstock. The only song missing is “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” and you’ll see below where to find that one.

Here’s The Band’s complete Woodstock set list and where to find official recordings:

1. Chest Fever
2. Don’t Do It
3. Tears Of Rage
4. We Can Talk About It Now
5. Long Black Veil (Woodstock: 25th Anniversary (CD))
6. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
7. Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos (Across the Great Divide (CD))
8. Wheels On Fire
9. I Shall Be Released
10. The Weight (Woodstock: 25th Anniversary (CD))
11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Woodstock: 25th Anniversary (CD))


Entered at Thu Jul 17 14:57:12 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks sadavid.....My older brother had one 8-track of Johnny Winter's....Johnny Winter And which was recorded in 1970 with Rick Derringer and the McCoys.
I would especially listen to "Guess I'll Go Away" and "Prodigal Son". His most popular was Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo. I forgot about Not Time To Live by Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood. Johnny Winter was 70 and was to play Picton next week.....home of my favourite consignment store.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 14:29:34 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: RIP Johnny Winter

Johnny is the boss man . . . .


Entered at Thu Jul 17 13:04:58 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie McIntosh etc

A year or two back, we caught a (sort-of pick-up) band called "Blues Club" at a smallish hotel down near Selsey Bill:

http://bluesclubband.com/

As you can see from the link, Robbie McIntosh was on guitar. Danny Cummins and Guy Fletcher have both played with Dire Straits, Alan Rogan is best known as a guitar tech for people like the Stones and The Who, Peter Hope-Evans was with Medicine Head and William Topley (perhaps less well-known) has been on the music scene for 20 or so years and is a powerful frontman. The CD does not do justice to their live performance.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Bleeding Noses

Another review … Alt.country band The Bleeding Noses from South Wales, who were at the Larmer Tree as winners of the Breakthrough Band 2014 award. Very promising band indeed.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Robbie playing with Clapton when Clapton was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Somehow I managed to miss seeing this video until today.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Tom Jones concert

Thanks Peter, a great review and I'm fully green with wholesome envy -


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Tom Jones review

My review of Tom Jones at the Larmer Tree Festival, 16th July 2014 is linked.


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Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Kerrin

Thanks, Kerrin, for the answerrs regarding the shows in and around St Louis. I knew about "Slippin' and Slidin'" but wondered whether the attribution was well-founded, since I knew they'd done the song at the Mississippiu River Festival in 1969.


Entered at Thu Jul 17 00:32:53 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.135)

Posted by:

Bill M

"Music from the planet of the big pink apes" has a nice ring to it, no?


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Ari-Apes

Saw the movie.Excellent.Fun.Good story.Started singing along in the movie theater!


Entered at Tue Jul 15 23:16:28 CEST 2014 from (74.66.18.74)

Posted by:

Ari

Web: My link

Subject: Planet of The Apes

I haven't seen it yet but apparently (according to my brother) there is only one song (not including score) in the new Planet of the Apes blockbuster.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 22:04:55 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

….and Al, you do know that there is a joke in there somewhere……….Pearly Gates…..evaluation day…hmm….God: “What do we have here? Helpers:…..”Well, fine guy Al is, wonderful father, dazzling writer, a fan Liverpool FC and The Band”…..God: “And, the negatives?” Helpers: “ahhh, well, there is rumours of fluffy dice and Bruce Springsteen”


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Al Edge

If this place ever did close, I would miss a lot……..where on earth could you ever go again and have the pleasure of reading someone who admits to having purchased "fluffy dice" and in the same post cut right to the bone of emotion with a story of a friend that helped reveal how wonderful life could be beyond the neighbourhood block and the next win of a favourite sports team…………Great stuff Al…… I too was fortunate to have a friend in our neighbourhood who was almost 2 years older than the rest of our gang and… oh how we sat on every word of his adventures with neighbourhood dances (way before we were allowed near them ), with girls ( just a bit before we even knew we should be with them! ) and all sorts of other adventures he always seemed to get involved with before we did……….wonderful memories.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 20:59:13 CEST 2014 from (58.104.9.38)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I think it would be a great idea to document a lot of the stuff that people know here in a more formal way. As time goes on a lot of it is just going to get lost. Also, unlike a hard copy book, stuff on the internet can be updated, comments added etc. One of the things that is great about this site is that it is like a book, except it is one that is constantly being updated and changed.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 20:46:59 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Thank you Todd......note that Amy Helm also performed TNTDODD at the festival on the weekend.....found at Todd's link below. Nice to see.....A truly great song.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: interview bits fro Rolling Stone Magazine......

Ginger working with Robbie........EC thought it had gone splendidly......

RS: Over the years, the idea of a Cream re-union keeps popping up.

EC "Well, it’s still a possibility, as long as we’re all alive. But it hinges on how much people change, and how much they don’t change. If we got back together, how far back would it go into the misery of what we experience? Would that come back with it? It scares the living daylights out of me, because there was a lot of hostility, a lot of aggression and a lot of unpleasant personality clashes. But I was speaking to Robbie Robertson recently about Ginger [Baker], and Robbie’s had some great experiences working with Ginger. But we’d have to do it for love and out of the desire to have a good time. Not for money."

Some other EC thoughts on RR and The Band from the same interview.....

RS Are there any other people you feel that way about?

EC "Yeah, the same with Robbie Robertson. If I sat down and thought for ten minutes about what he’s given me, I wouldn’t even be able to have coffee with him. I’d be awe-struck. I was devoted to the Band, and every song that he ever wrote for the Band had a profound effect on me. The story of the relationship in the song “The Moon Struck One” is so profound. It brings backs o many memories of my own childhood that is seems like Robbie must have been there. And when I see him, I just have to throw all that out the window and be who I am."

RS After “Music From Big Pink” cam out, you went to Woodstock and visited the Band.

EC "Yeah, I bumped into Robbie L.A., and he invited me to meet the guys in Woodstock. These guys looked like characters from the Hole in the Wall Gang. It was like Jesse James or something, Rock Danko showed up covered in plaster from his waist to the top of his head, as he’d just driven his car into a tree. These guys were the real thing, and I was touring with this band of psychedelic loonies. And it made me re-evaluate everything I stood for."


Entered at Tue Jul 15 16:10:20 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Greatest drummer stuff …

Midnight Rambles Volume 3 has been playing since it arrived three hours ago, so there's not much debate on "Greatest drummer".


Entered at Tue Jul 15 16:08:35 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Shake This Town

Ginger Baker is credited with "Skip snare" on Shake This Town. The drummer is John Robinson, and percussion is The Rebirth Brass Band. Mainly on the album, the percussion is added by Alex Acuna who was in Weather Report.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 15:53:56 CEST 2014 from (32.216.254.97)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Amy Helm - 'Heat Lightning'

Link above to a recent Amy Helm performance of 'Heat Lightning' in Pleasantville, NY.....Steamy!


Entered at Tue Jul 15 15:37:21 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: Da Di De Day . . . .

. . . . is the ostensible title of a song (Rick vocal, as they say) from the "jam" portion of the Watkins Glen bootleg.

Whose song? Where does it come from?

It has a Louisiana vibe; could almost be a "New Mexicoe" prototype . . . Bobby Charles?


Entered at Tue Jul 15 15:34:13 CEST 2014 from (219.97.142.237)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Ginger

Peter: Ginger is still credited with "percussion", so they kept at least bits of his tracks. I don't have Storyville handy, but maybe the credits specify what tracks Ginger appeared on, from that we may know who the drummer was who was asked to redo Ginger's parts.

I like Ginger's playing with Cream, but can't quite accept all that "greatest drummer ever" stuff that he likes to remind people of.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 15:24:15 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Kerrin. I was about to say “Storyville” was recorded in NOLA, but you’re right … I just checked the sleeve. As well as two New Orleans studios, they list four California ones and a Scottish one (which would be overdubs phoned in).

I’ll have to say what I’m sure Eric Clapton thought when he scrapped Cream … Robbie Robertson was used to a different class of drummer. Levon Helm. And also Manu Katche.

On Storyville there are four or five different drummers, most often Jerry Marrota, so it seems likely they were casting around. I do like some Ginger things (though not that much), but it’s really not Robbie Robertson’s style. I saw Airforce back in the day and remember them as awful.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 14:51:02 CEST 2014 from (219.97.142.237)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Web: My link

Subject: Kevin J/Ginger Baker

Thanks for recommending the Ginger material, I had no idea that doco existed. The Chad Smith interview (see link) is painful to endure, interestingly at 37:44 there is a Robbie reference. I quote:

Ginger Baker: I banged into Robbie Robertson yesterday, he comes up and he's all sweet and nice and I said "oh"… Y'know they called me to do some sessions in LA with this fuckin' producer who's an absolute idiot, he's like putting bits of rubber between my hi-hat cos he didn't want the hi-hat, and…ahh…it was ridiculous. Anyway I did these tracks. The next I hear from another drummer, I forget his name, that they asked him to do the tracks because they didn't like what I did! And that point in my career was a pretty low point, it didn't do me a lot of good.

Presumably the sessions were for Storyville, and the idiot producer was Gary Gersh.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 14:14:39 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The Band contrasts with Van Morrison, where "Wavelength" magazine ensured there are set lists and reviews for virtually every show once the magazine started. That was done as it took place. But when you're working back, I think JT is right. If there's a rumored show, add it until someone either adds information (which might be positive or negative).


Entered at Tue Jul 15 14:00:10 CEST 2014 from (219.97.142.237)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Concert history

I'm all for working together to create a reasonably accurate document, but I did email many corrections to JT when the project was new. The additions got added but the cancelled shows, rumours and red herrings I had mentioned weren't removed. Including everything until it is disproved is one way to do the job, but I went about it the opposite way; not listing shows until I was fairly certain they actually took place.

My other reason for not tackling the existing list is that I feel obliged to justify my changes, and I rarely kept records of information that led to my corrections, may not even remember why I know what I know. That is a problem. But happy to make comments, and maybe this public forum is the way to do it, then others with knowledge can contribute.

I personally would limit my sphere of attention to the 1969-1978 period. The later lineups don't hold the same historic attraction to me, and The Hawks era, while certainly historic, is unlikely to ever be anywhere near complete. So I'll just give up on that at the outset!


Entered at Tue Jul 15 13:41:19 CEST 2014 from (65.189.212.146)

Posted by:

Calvin

Peter,

dbetree.org lists a "Band" show in Oklahoma City from 1965, which supposedly I have in my collection. And considering the Dallas show from June of 1965 is historically collaborated a couple dates in that part of the world would make sense.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 09:40:39 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Won't Get Fooled Again

Building up the concert database means people need to pass over information whenever they spot one.

The one I never found has been mentioned. In the 80s I was in NYC and chatting to a guy from my publisher. He said his brother had taped Levon & The Hawks in Kansas City in the 60s and still had the open reel and it was very good… there is no mention in any of the accounts of them having ever got to Kansas City, or even nearby, but it isn't illogical between Ontario and Oklahoma. Anyway, i diligently sent him copies of some rare British stuff he wanted and never heard again. At this remove, I'll file it mentally under "bullshit."


Entered at Tue Jul 15 05:48:54 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Flawed

Kerrin: Flawed with purpose, so that discussion will occur and corrections will be made and additions will be sent and ultimately, it will get closer to the truth. Many of the entries were made from innuendos and clues and hints without proof. You are correct. Lets all work to make it right.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 02:09:07 CEST 2014 from (219.97.142.237)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Ian W

Ian, The Band played St Louis in October 1970, although I don't know the date. Sources for this were the Across The Great Divide box, which had one song - 'Slipping and Sliding' - from the show, and the Hoskyns book. It seems they began their fall tour with October shows in:

Alabama (Univ of Alabama)

Memphis (Ellis Auditorium)

St Louis (Keil Auditorium)

before moving into the better-documented November run beginning with a great show in Pittsburg on the 1st.

Mississippi River Festival was July 14, 1969, and August 11, 1970. I thought it suspect that they would be guests at the same festival two years running but there is evidence to show that this is correct.

The concert history on this site is flawed, not for what is missing, but for the number of events listed that almost certainly didn't happen. However, I certainly don't claim to have all the answers...!


Entered at Tue Jul 15 01:39:11 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.139)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: First, I hope your link is to the Move's original "Do Ya" and not the inferior ELO one! Second, thanks for the Rick James tip / mention. As has been noted previously by others, in another interview James credited Garth and Robbie with helping him on Yonge Street. The Morrison bit aside, the Stills story seems more likely to have taken place in '72, when Bruce Palmer arranged for Stills to put up Rick's Toronto band, the Great White Cane (Pat B: with Ed Roth), while they we're in LA recording their excellent MGM album with Jimmy Ienner.

The outstanding Toronto B&E charge is something that had come back to bite him in '67, after he'd gotten out of the naval brig and the navy, returned to put together a new Mynah Birds, returned to Motown to record with them and returned to Toronto to find someone to replace the guitarist. At that point the police came calling, Rick was temporarily unavailable, the other Mynah Birds found a guitarist they liked - Bruce Cockburn - and they decided to leave Rick en masse.

As for the Clinton episode, that seems likely to have taken place in '71 / '72, when both were in Toronto and Rick's Heaven and Earth, the proto-Great White Cane, couldn't get beyond a two-45 licensing deal with RCA Canada. Clinton had moved his team up from Detroit to get away from the drug scene, had taken on a Toronto bassist, Prakash John, had absorbed a Toronto-based US band called United Star (Gary Shider, Bernie Worrell et al) into Funkadelic and was about to record the brilliant "America Eats its Young" with Toronto singers and musicians in backing roles - notably Dianne Brooks and Steve Kennedy, both of whom had worked with various of our guys.

To change topics entirely, a listen to Handsome Ned's cover of "Long Black Veil" (on his posthumous album issued by Other People's Music - Band connection) made me realise (belatedly to an embarrassing degree) that it's built an awful lot like "The Weight".

Pat B: That reminds me to thank you for supplying the like to Tributosaurus (?) doing the "Abbey Road" thing. Did you work any Weighty vestiges into "Carry That Weight" / "And In The End"?


Entered at Tue Jul 15 01:16:50 CEST 2014 from (58.104.17.42)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I thought The Corrs were a terrific band and this was one of their best songs. Sad that they stopped recording together. Band connection: combining old and new things together to make great music.


Entered at Tue Jul 15 01:08:35 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Footy, ELO, cassettes and stuff are what dreams are made of

After reading back over the past few weeks on the GB with the footy and stuff, I simply couldn't NOT stick this snatch from the book I was writing some years back. Never did get round to finishing it....

“Girl there’s a better life for me and you…”

Whether the football fixation that seemed to afflict us was as all-consuming an affair as it might on the face of it have appeared is a moot point. Our adulation may well have been unconditional and our glory indeed dependent on what our hero did on the pitch. However, the celebration was hardly a wholesale vicarious experience.

On the contrary, we were heavily involved in what was taking place. What we partook in was very real.

A fan may never actually kick a ball in anger for his or her team. However, the fact that they have invariably “lived” that team for infinitely longer than most of the players who actually don the jersey provides all the entitlement such a fan needs to enjoy such occasions every bit as rapturously as any player. In fact it could be argued that in many ways the players themselves are merely a conduit for the fans’ pleasure or displeasure. A means to an end with the fans the real incumbents; happy or unhappy, satisfied or dissatisfied as the case may be.

Daft as it may seem, perhaps the players count only in as far as they represent that lifeblood of the club they play for.

Namely us. The fans.

True, they may actually be living out what many of us dream. That, however, is as far as the vicarious element of such fandom extends.

All that said, none of this could ever make the likes of myself any less of a hopeless case. Whether involuntarily or not I was steeped in adoration of my own blessed hero.

And there was one I followed like some besotted blind disciple. Fact was I was up to my red neck in Kenny Dalglishness. I was a complete and utter Dalglish nut if ever there was one.

The adoration I felt went back to the day he signed. I can recall dancing an impromptu jig of joy with my faithful hound Albie on hearing the news of his arrival. The prospect of possessing a player like him had stimulated me like no other up to then. His capture really did seem to carry a special significance. For me there seemed to be personal ramifications too. Kenny was my age almost to the day. In itself that possibly caused me to reflect on where we both fitted into the overall scheme of things. Indeed, the fact that I identified with him so much may well have said as much about my aspirations still to make it as a footballer as it did about my hero-worshipping of him.

Who knows, perhaps there was even a tinge of envy.

Like many other lads reared on a daily diet of footy - morn, noon and night - I was not exactly devoid of talent. Clearly nowhere near so much as Kenny possessed in a single clipping from one of his golden toenails. Yet given the amount of games I had under my belt it would have meant something was inherently wrong if I had not been at least a teeny weeny bit proficient. The thing is, as utterly ridiculous as it may sound, many of us do secretly harbour delusions that with the right coaching, training and breaks the opportunity of making it as a footballer could still arise. Psychoanalysts term it the Napoleon Bonaparte syndrome if I’m not mistaken. Good night Josephine!

Still, by the late seventies with a growing family - and with other more daunting commitments about to hit me firmly between the eyes - I was finally beginning to acquire some sense of reality. Scoring the winner every night at Wembley was no longer on the agenda. My football sorties now tended to be restricted to watching my beloved Reds and playing five-a-sides. Indeed if the truth be known I suppose I had begun to believe there was not much more to life per se.

That was until I chanced to befriend a character called Stevie Redmond.

Stevie played five-a-side with us around this time. He was a hefty defender who wore sunglasses when he played and sported a curly perm big enough to insulate a loft. Stevie used to give us a lift to the games in his massive Ford Zephyr - a car so spacious you felt as if you’d actually landed in America when you climbed in. It was kitted out like one of those hippy love wagons, lined throughout with oceans of kitsch leopard skin, huge fluffy dice seemingly everywhere. And smack in the middle of the dashboard sat a massive 8 track cartridge player the size of a microwave oven. You would hear Stevie’s car approaching from half a dozen streets away as it bleared out the love of his musical life - The Electric Light Orchestra. They say dog owners get to resemble their faithful hounds. Well, in Stevie’s case, it was Jeff Lynne of ELO.

Neither was outlandish taste in car interiors Stevie’s only idiosyncrasy. Quite simply, Stevie was not your bog standard sort of guy. He had other strings to his bow. An entire orchestra of them.

We would all listen open-mouthed as he used to regale us with extravagant tales of his lifestyle. Water skiing, sub-aqua diving, hang-gliding, parachute jumping, sky diving. The list seemed endless. Five-a-side footy may well have been the physical highlight of our week. To Stevie it was the equivalent of sharing a mug of cocoa with his granny.

The fact was his sense of adventure had alerted us to the very real possibility of ordinary working class lads enjoying a life beyond work, family and football. Following Stevie’s creed meant there would no longer be any need for Kenny Dalglish to represent the be-all and end-all of that life. Stevie was the living proof it could be lived in the fast lane, enjoyed by anybody prepared to give it a try.

Not surprisingly, given my predilection for having my head turned, within a few weeks of exposure to Stevie my cranium had indeed been twisted round some 360 degrees. I had made the decision to follow Stevie Redmond into the fast lane.

Casting caution to the wind I went for broke. I bought a copy of ELO’s Greatest Hits and immediately followed it up by investing in a pair of fluffy windscreen dice. “What the hell have you bought those for?”, asked Mag, my dear wife. “We haven’t even got a bloody car.” My illusions were shattered. Women just don’t get it do they?

At that precise moment I determined never again to question the ultimate significance in my life of Kenny Dalglish and his goals.

:-0)


Entered at Mon Jul 14 23:57:02 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Do Ya

....one of my favourites from the cassette era..........also one of the better concerts remembered from my teenage years.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 21:16:17 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Mid-fi glory.. Indeed!…..funny how technology has rendered so much of what we thought was important to document as unnecessary…….scrambling around for that empty or half-empty cassette or VHS tape to tape something and looking the whole time just to make sure the Rec button was down……..along comes YouTube and those boxes of tapes didn’t really count for much after all……I had TLW on VHS tape for years and watched it so many times that by the time I actually purchased a DVD it was almost like watching a new movie……the VHS taped off TV early 80’s had no picnic table evident in the Robbie-Levon interview bits – back yard at Shangri-La…………..only thing I miss from the cassette tapes I had made were some really good interviews on FM radio………Richie Blackmore in a particularly obnoxious mood arriving at CHOM FM in Montreal after a show ( around midnight ) lecturing the lady DJ on how any song could be a hit if the station played it enough……..This was mid 70’s - years before FM radio was ruined by consultants that introduced “programming” and proved Blackmore’s point…..at the time what he was saying seemed insane to me.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 18:27:09 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Questions about Band concerts (and a note on cassettes)

The questions:

Did The Band actually play a concert in St Louis in 1970? The list on this website says "69 or 70". Does anyone know for sure?

And, since the Mississippi River Festival took place in Edwardsville, across the river in East St Louis, has there been some kind of confusion here?

Cassettes:

Though I have been junking a few of late, I still have 100s of cassettes :- a fair number of official releases; very few indeed that are dubs of official albums,; many, many radio shows recorded off-air (concerts and documentaries); some unofficial concert recordings from the days when this was they way one exchanged recordings with other collectors; a few offical promo cassettes, mostly Dylan but not all; ; 10 Columbia Radio Hour cassettes, if anyone remembers that (again official cassettes, not dubs). And, yes, I still play them from time to time - in all their mid-fi glory!


Entered at Mon Jul 14 16:51:41 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Taping off the radio

I remember those days back in the 70s. I figured out quickly which djs & radio stations to listen to.

My favourite was taping off the Mary Turner show (this was on Armed Forces Radio back in the 70s when I lived in Europe) she kept the talking to a minimum and never spoke over a song. I got to tape off the King Biscuit Flour Hour, too.

I really liked listening to Wolfman Jack, but never taped off his show.

Also I remember there was one local Italian private radio station where the DJ would play an entire album once a week during his weekly show (I think it was on a Thursday afternoon), so he'd let the listeners in on what was coming up a few days before. Being Italian it was a lot of prog. I think he also took requests, too. I never phoned in.

I found in using normal cassettes (when taping LPs) that by putting the setting on my deck to metal I'd get a good clean sound upon playback of the cassette.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 16:50:28 CEST 2014 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Here's a nice review of the new Levon Ramble Vol 3 release.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 11:48:29 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Football

Watching the final last night was interesting. My 9 year old grandson found the production difficult, and it annoyed me too. Yes, repeat a goal attempt from another angle, but just the once. They kept going back to it, so by the time they went "live" again you'd missed 30 seconds. It spoils the flow for me. However, I have found the next England manager. Mrs V is a natural. She found all passing to the wings irritating and urged both teams to kick it up the middle. This is a philosophy which will sit well with the Football Association's preferences.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 11:20:47 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Towards the very end of the cassette era, you could get a decent sound if you had (say) a Nakamichi deck and used expensive metal tape … but the high end tapes have printed through worse than early thick Philips Ferric Oxide tapes. We used to master spoken voice recordings on Revox open reel, then make cassette copy masters onto a Nakamichi for bulk cassette copying. Very expensive and not really worth it as the copies were on ordinary tape. In fact Memorex did tapes designed for language laboratories and audio libraries which were extra durable tape, but which had restricted frequency range which was OK for spoken voice. They were also red on one side blue on the other, so highly distinctive and not on general sale, which restricted theft. Somewhat.

A few years later I was visiting a TV station that put advertising soundtracks on leaderless audio cassettes and they had a bank of cheap £100 cassette decks. As they said, there were basically three levels of tape head, and the true virtue of expensive machines was speed accuracy. Cheap decks were accurate enough for about a year, then they threw them out … literally into the trash. As they said you could buy 15 cheap decks for one Nakamichi.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 06:21:55 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

I have no fond memories of cassettes. always sounded muddy to me and you had to fast forward to the track you wanted or to start from the beginning again. I like LPs just for their mechanical nature - especially those autoloaders which the purists hate.


Entered at Mon Jul 14 00:22:06 CEST 2014 from (58.104.7.190)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I know some people have complaints about digital sound but that old technology was really bad. Even when they were new LPs used to have all kinds of irritating surface noise and pressing faults. Cassettes were some improvement in the sense that you just got a consistent background hum but they were so irritating to use. I am completely happy with even mp3 quality sound.


Entered at Sun Jul 13 19:50:49 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

A few things worthy of note:

*The death of Tommy Ramone this week...... Now all four are gone......"End of the Century - The Story of The Ramones" is a rock doc well worth watching.

*"Beware of Mr. Baker" - the finest rock documentary of the last 25 years.......no doubt in that statement .......but if anyone is in the mood to see one of the most pathetic - almost hilarious - interview/profiles in recent memory, do saunter over to Expecting Rain and click on the link "In conversation with Chad Smith and Ginger Baker".......to witness an example of sycophantic looniness that is ussually the reserve of that drooling fool Billy ( don't you dare call me an actor ) Bob Thorton.

*Cassettes: Thank you Kerrin for stirring up some fine memories.......exactly as it happenned.

*On the topic of Expecting Rain........also check out the link today on Rick James......connections abound to The Band, our own Bill M and other TLW folks.


Entered at Sun Jul 13 16:57:11 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: cassettes

… or the first few bars missing because you put in a new tape and forgot about the leader tape. I had a whole stack of "leaderless" cassettes we used for stage sound effects. They were designed for adverts on radio, so were about two minutes a side. I noticed Rough Trade in Brooklyn had a sole section of new cassettes and there's a magazine from San Francisco dedicated to cassettes with a cover mount cassette too. But of course they'll never be that collectible as most will have printed through.


Entered at Sun Jul 13 15:05:43 CEST 2014 from (111.64.215.22)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Called..."Music, music, music" I believe, by Teresa Brewer. I too enjoyed this as a child, I taped it off the radio and played it endlessly. This was in the early 80's, mind. Didn't we all have those cassettes full of songs with the first half verse missing? That scramble to find a blank space on a tape when "Layla" came on the air unexpectedly. The first half, not the second half.


Entered at Sun Jul 13 11:48:15 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Nickelodeon song

I haven't heard that song in years. My Mum used to sing it when I was young.


Entered at Sat Jul 12 15:34:51 CEST 2014 from (70.66.250.161)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Peter M

Hey Peter! good to hear from you. I remember that, what I had in my mind was the old Nickelodeon song remember?

Put another nickel in - in the nickelodeon,

All I want is lovin you and music,music,music....


Entered at Sat Jul 12 15:12:16 CEST 2014 from (83.249.135.136)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: The Band gb

On a serious side... Wallsend saw that there was something unproportional in Mr. Dener's reaction on my post. He posted a link which showed this unproportionality. Furthermore he was interested in Mr. Helm's economical situation. Even Webmaster himself had a link attached in this site which pointed to 'Levon Helm Trust'. It was there for several weeks, wasn't it. - Nothing controversial in these posts so far, in my opinion. I am sure that webmaster - as an respected academic person - understands the controverse between owning a tribute site and a site which is documenting even unpleasant history.

Peter V would not go to the history of rock literature by writing a book of The Band. He would definitely go to the history of Internet with a book 'History of gb'. Even ROCKIN CHAIR can read in this (hopefully) coming drama why I call myself for 'NorthWestCoaster' (except the obvious: I live on northwestern coast) You'll get a good laugh :-)

...sorry gotta go now to a WW2 military airport where BOB DYLAN's private jet will land any minute.


Entered at Sat Jul 12 14:21:15 CEST 2014 from (81.107.236.227)

Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Hi there Wallsend

Good to hear from you Wallsend. I'll be in Sydney over xmas and will look out for this outfit.


Entered at Sat Jul 12 03:40:21 CEST 2014 from (58.104.8.245)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I came across this site the other day.


Entered at Fri Jul 11 15:20:57 CEST 2014 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Amy Helm @ Kate Wolf Festival


Entered at Fri Jul 11 13:14:15 CEST 2014 from (83.249.135.136)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: TUGS-TUGS-TUGS!

ROCKIN CHAIR may forgive my subject line but this is about tugs instead of music. - Swedish public service TV showed an old documentary on tugs. Actually, it was not old at all because it was from the early eighteens, something. These men were absolutely cool. They had time to salute girls on the beaches, notice new curtains in summer cottages and keep the ship clean. They had nerves to stay cool in autumn storms when they waited in some bay for a better weather for several days. Everything went really s-l-o-w!


Entered at Fri Jul 11 12:16:47 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: I have no interest in sports

Subject: Hey Norm

As the big AM radio stations used to broadcast in the 60's, "More music, more music, more music..."


Entered at Fri Jul 11 02:12:29 CEST 2014 from (70.66.250.161)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: MUSIC-MUSIC-MUSIC!!!!!!!

Down the road-down the road-down the road a piece....yer all a bunch a gawd damn crazies!

I just came home from working on the Rockin Chair, she's up in the yard under a shed getting a new aft deck skin fibre glassed on. It was old and leaked like hell. Mean while I got a couple of days at home, so I'm down there sanding the teak deck getting ready to varnish.

Just a stones throw from our shack is the big fair grounds where Bonnie Raite, the Mavericks and all will kick off this weekend. It is something to see the huge field that is now filling with 5th wheel trailers, campers and all. I had hoped to have time to stop over there, but I had to get my boat out while there was a spot available.

Got to be ready for a cruise in August after I get finished some jobs. Hope every one is having a happy summer.

Jan, keep the music keeping on as we fade into the sunset. If ever the need is to close up shop, and I'm not around, it's been a great ride. Meeting a lot of great people. Learning a lot, and not just about music. There has been a lot of fine minds expressing them selves here over the years.


Entered at Thu Jul 10 22:54:50 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Hoops?

Am I the only one hyper interested in free agency moves and moves to come in the NBA? Probably!


Entered at Thu Jul 10 19:57:07 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Kevin, We remarked during the game that if England had got that far, they might have run around like headless chickens but they definitely would have been entertaining and committed. Apart from the penalty, Messi didn't do anything to impress. The Argentineans got a couple of bad knocks too … in contrast to no stoppages in my memory in Germany-Brazil. With a day less rest, and 30 minutes of extra time for Argentina, the Germans are going in with an advantage. Apart from just being a better team. The advantage that was designed for Brazil, I guess.


Entered at Thu Jul 10 19:13:40 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

……actually, the England-Uruguay match may have been the best one of the tournament……..The big, recent ones have been dreadful…….exactly the sort of stuff the mainstream sports media in North America point to in their never-ending campaign against the sport…too bad………ya just knew Holland was done yesterday when that big lumbering mid-fielder was chosen to take the first penalty kick and he blubbered it………now thinking that Germany might just smoke Argentina in the final. Hope not as I would like to see Messi win.

This sort of Football talk is likely to keep RTO further away but hope he returns as nobody can add musical energy the way he can…………anyone following the Dylan set-lists……interesting stuff in that he has been playing the exact same songs for months night in night out – but reverts to a ( sort-of ) greatest hits presentation in certain stops.


Entered at Thu Jul 10 15:07:24 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

As no one is talking music … my goodness, that was a boring game last night. We were supporting The Netherlands, but by the 80th minute we wanted ANYONE to score just to save us from the tedium of extra time, which as we predicted turned out to be just as dull as the first 90 minutes. Chalk and cheese compared to Brazil / Germany. Hope the final is better!


Entered at Wed Jul 9 16:09:48 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: And a Bob video from the same source ...

http://www.musicvault.com/bob-dylan/video/san-francisco-bay-blues_1010042.html


Entered at Wed Jul 9 15:59:51 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: A few Band/Levon videos - official!

These videos may well be already available but, in case not, I thought I'd post them here:

http://www.musicvault.com/the-levon-helm-band/video/the-same-thing-incomplete_1005361.html

http://www.musicvault.com/the-band/video/dont-do-it_1010319.html


Entered at Wed Jul 9 12:42:06 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunno why it's "soul searching" anyway. Sack the manager,. Rebuild for 2018 … it's what we should have done.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 11:55:25 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Brazil

I feel for Brazil as well. Having watched the All Blacks exiting a couple of Rugby World Cups early I can feel their pain. Like The South (and The All Blacks) they will rise again.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 09:20:21 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Soul searching

I woke up to the radio alarm and thought the Average White Band were back on top of the charts, as Soul Searching was mentioned six times in five minutes, in relation to the game last night. It is the new football cliche, which is better than 'they're sick as a parrot' from the 80s.

I sympathize, but Brazil are like England in the late 60s where we thought we had invented football so had a right to win. I remember that feeling, long gone (except at club level) now. There is more to life than football. Good lesson.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 09:14:36 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Calvin, I mainly let my blog auto-post on Facebook and connect back, though not always. I keep meaning to follow advice to use it more, but I like this forum more.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 04:43:06 CEST 2014 from (65.189.212.146)

Posted by:

Calvin

Peter,

I have a regular Facebook Page, where Ive long held to a 250 limit rule that I recently broke because of the onslaught of family seeking information on My Dad's Health.

But I also have an Author Page, which Ive not really utilized much-but its there. And finally with the last book I created a Facebook Page for just the book. Much like yourself Ive had the experiences where publishers and other "Experts" act as if I'm insane if I dont cover the world with every sort of social media possible.

One interesting byproduct, as I write specifically history of a certain region, is my Facebook page for books generates stories I hadn't come across and occasionally some new ideas.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 04:08:03 CEST 2014 from (24.199.71.83)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Rambles Volume 3

Jed, great to hear you're enjoying. My copy is in the mail... looking forward!


Entered at Wed Jul 9 03:23:17 CEST 2014 from (96.30.173.135)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: much music

Casino Arena 07/20/76. All time sing-a-long??


Entered at Wed Jul 9 02:14:55 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Volume 3

Great music.Interesting choices.I could see why Levon might have had a particular history with and interest in these songs.Soulful sound.Like the Rambles.Levon is of strong voice-beautiful to hear him.Very moving.


Entered at Wed Jul 9 01:57:19 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

True story.......just left a liqour store where the guy in front of me wearing a Neymar shirt was turned away from purchasing substantial amounts of booze due to him not having any identification (he looked about 40 - only in Ontario for Chr*stsake!)......talk about a day going from bad to worse - for him that is.

Jon L: I hope you are right.........so many times over the years landing in so many cities and invariably I would find myself tuning into this place and would ussually have a good 45 minutes or so of reading - especially true if a few days catch-up was at play.......Music always, comments on the news of the day ( usually more informed and entertaining than what could be found in a newspaper ) and in the glory days a provocative post or two or three from Steve describing how he had uncovered another right wing conspiracy.....now there was a guy that didn't mind being howled at!


Entered at Wed Jul 9 00:24:18 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Semi final

As the poet says, "Some you lose, others you get completely fuc*ing stuffed."


Entered at Wed Jul 9 00:00:34 CEST 2014 from (77.156.192.26)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Semi final


Entered at Tue Jul 8 19:31:18 CEST 2014 from (83.249.128.141)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: jh's sentiments

Can it be so harmless that webmaster's melancholic sentiments have been caused by a visit in Scandlines ferry shop on his way to Denmark?


Entered at Tue Jul 8 15:59:32 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Excellent article. Do read the bit on John & Beverley Martyn towards the end:

“Over the years I received a broken nose, a fractured inner ear and hairline fractures of the skull. One night he smashed a chair over me and my arm was damaged when I put it up to protect my head from the force of the blow. John wouldn’t even let me call a doctor, let alone go to the hospital… ‘Get back into bed,’ he’d snarled, ‘or I’ll throw the baby out of the window.’”

It does affect your perception of the man! As an antidote, find "The Phoenix & The Turtle", Beverley Martyn's new album which I have been playing more than anything else the last two months. The voice sounds its age, but it's SO expressive. Lyrics are great.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 15:40:29 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: rock stars' wives

Alexandra Molotkow article on the sorry lot of the muse - reflections on the lives and memoirs of Cynthia Lennon, Patti Boyd, Marianne Faithfull et al.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 15:27:02 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Jed, that just means you've got 86 Facebook friends, but I've got 87, so there! There are people on Facebook with 6000 or more "friends." Though I think we need a new definition, as I went to a Society of Authors talk on publicity, and rule one is "Accept all requests to be friends on Facebook."


Entered at Tue Jul 8 14:27:39 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Kevin-Facebook

Amazing how many people were duped into Facebook.Fake friendships,pictures that too often belong hidden away,illusory communities,and a chance to show the world that one hasn't progressed in maturity beyond high school.At least the minimal nature of the GB affords people not to humiliate themselves beyond their words and a chance to focus on real life.Technology has and will continue to create great human tragedies in the interest of assumed progress.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 11:04:40 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Enjoy the show, Jan. One gets used to looking like the grandparents in any crowd. However, as I found out recently, you can go terribly wrong when you see someone your age and chat assuming they're the grandparent of the two kids they're with. They turn out to be the parent. Most embarrassing.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 10:44:29 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Not a relic

Jan, relic / museum? No … "a classic" as in "Music from Big Pink, Blonde on Blonde and Revolver are classic albums." That design is a classic too. Every other website seems over-fussy to me. It does what it does perfectly.

I was about to post anyway on this … this place has always been remarkably freewheeling. The problem was the tendency of a dedicated bunch of posters to fall like a ton of bricks on people they disliked … and this is a bunch who otherwise don't post too. The administration has always been "only interfere when it gets out of hand".

In comparison, the Blogosphere is nowhere near as good. On my blog, once you've had a comment approved once, you go through for later ones. Blogs have to be "pre-moderated" because of the number of SPAM posts which start, 'I am loved yours great article. You are genius blogger! Keep for the good work" from "Hank in Chicago" though it turns out Hank is posting from Uzbekistan and his link goes to "20 Things to Do with a Cucumber and Other Photos". The theatre blogs I connect to are good about accepting adverse criticism in general, as I am. (For theatre fans, I have reviews of The Crucible, Bring Up The Bodies, Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra all just up after a busy weekend in London).

Music sites tend much more to control freaks who accept comments like "That was brilliant" but will reject "That was brilliant, but in fact Sergeant Pepper was 1967, not 1971 as you said in your article."

I think the underlying architecture of this Guestbook has stood the test of time. Very little SPAM gets through, those Spellcasters keep trying. I have to say they're very good though. I have found five lost wives that I didn't know I had and now have $4 billion deposited in a bank in Nigeria (or so they tell me).


Entered at Tue Jul 8 09:23:36 CEST 2014 from (91.143.127.130)

Posted by:

jh

This place has been an old relic/museum for years now, frozen in its (still mostly functioning) '90s look and software, with few updates except for the GB. We're very happy to see so many people, some of them still young and eager, keeping the torches burning in social media and elsewhere, as this site and its editors and users fade away into internet history. It has been a mostly good run, though, reaching the 20 year mark in October 2014. Who would've thought it, when we first put our humble album scans and track lists and bios and photos on-line from a 386 server in 1994, that we one day should look back on a massive site and all those wonderful memories of meeting Band members and key players, and making and visiting friends all over the world? Not to mention all the incredible gigs, and the people that captured places in our hearts and will stay there for as long as we're around. Hm... we're going old and soft and sentimental here -- time to head for Copenhagen airport and get to Paris for another festival show from our favorite electro artist. The one here in Denmark, at the massive Roskilde Fest, was lovely, even if we could've been the grandparents of most of the crowd there.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 05:07:13 CEST 2014 from (67.84.77.46)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Yeah,if Jon's right. just picture the Gb when people have onset alzheimers......... enough left to log in, and start typing, return from wherever their mind may have gone and remember to hit the submit button....OF course, some smart aleck will take a pot shot at one of us now


Entered at Tue Jul 8 04:38:07 CEST 2014 from (24.108.1.255)

Posted by:

Bonk

It sort of makes you afraid to say anything. I've been banned or deleted so many times and I always ask myself, what did I just say that was offensive???? I love this site but sometimes it's so restrictive I could puke.


Entered at Tue Jul 8 04:37:09 CEST 2014 from (24.199.71.83)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Kevin, the GB will rise again.


Entered at Mon Jul 7 23:59:32 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The old trouble was that the United League of Admirers of Blandness (Life President: … well, fill in the gap) crawl out of the woodwork to attack any new poster with humor, or strong views or unusual comments. Then … Bumbles, Crabgrass, Wallsend, Donald … a dozen others … find better things to do than be howled at.


Entered at Mon Jul 7 23:30:34 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: I mean, Bumbles

Sorry man, mea typo, if you're looking in . . . .


Entered at Mon Jul 7 23:26:09 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Yes, good point indeed, Kevin J. Personally, I miss those good old days when Wallsend stirred things up a bit. When was that, anyway? And where did he go? To GB purgatory? And Bumbes, fine fellow. And . . . and . . . .

Ah, man, those were the times.


Entered at Mon Jul 7 22:58:36 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Good point, Kevin. Glad you missed a review of July 4th postings though as that was distorted over the years by people mentioning the first line of "Tears of Rage" year after year. Was this the first year no one mentioned it?

The CSNY 1974 box set is out today. Haven't ordered it as controversy rages because it's nearly twice the price on amazon uk as on amazon usa. It seems sense to wait until the uk price falls a bit.


Entered at Mon Jul 7 21:17:39 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

July 5-6 2013, this GB had 68 posts...........same period this year: 2.

....So the battle is over, twitter and Facebook win......I wish Luis Suarez could bite everyone that prefers "likes" and all forms of abbreviated gobbledygook over what this place used to be.


Entered at Mon Jul 7 20:47:59 CEST 2014 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon L

Location: NYC

Yes, happy birthday Robbie!


Entered at Sun Jul 6 16:58:40 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: JRR happy birthday

Robbie Robertson: all the best on July 5, 2014. Looking forward to the bio of a class act who made a big difference. Happy birthday!


Entered at Sat Jul 5 00:33:19 CEST 2014 from (24.199.71.83)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Garth & Maud live in CA?

Did anyone attend Garth and Maud's set at the Kate Wolf Festival last week? Very interested in their setlist & any videos that might surface. Link is to Garth backing Los Lobos from the same festival.


Entered at Fri Jul 4 20:00:57 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: GBere who is not NWer......

Any time


Entered at Fri Jul 4 12:05:07 CEST 2014 from (83.249.129.225)

Posted by:

Gber who is not Westcoaster

Location: Scania northwest, The Sound

Subject: Typos / Joan

I have the same problem as Joan - but the other way round. Fingers know what to do but brain won't co'operate. Someday maybe we'll join us in collective posting with the handle 'Pearls Of Sound'. Intelligent gbers will certainly understand the double meaning in this handle.


Entered at Fri Jul 4 06:37:47 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: "Only Hudson..................."

"Only Hudson..................." See the link


Entered at Fri Jul 4 06:31:28 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: With the Bottle Rockets, LIVE

Crenshaw has been teaming up with The Bottle Rockets (the pride of Festus, Missouri) the last few years. Linked is a live version of Crying Time . The Bottle Rockets been going the other way as I. From St Louis To Brooklyn, and back and forth. Their first record, The Brooklyn Side, was recorded by Albert Caiti, at his now defunct Coyote Studio. Same place, same engineer i first recorded with.


Entered at Fri Jul 4 05:43:33 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Crying Time (Calling Out For Love At Crying Time)

The whole recording is a masterpiece. this video doesn't have great sound, but the recording is a masterpiece of production, songwriting, and playing. This is one i wore out a few times. Listened to endlessly in thse car. THe whole recording is great, but Crying time is one of thos e excpetional songs.


Entered at Fri Jul 4 05:28:46 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Closing Time

Video linked


Entered at Fri Jul 4 00:41:25 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Suzanne Vega

My review of tonight's Suzanne Vega concert in Poole. The tracks from her new album, all six of them, were outstandingly good.


Entered at Fri Jul 4 00:16:04 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.153)

Posted by:

bill M

Moe Berg, I believe.


Entered at Thu Jul 3 19:47:47 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Typos

Bill M The brain knows what to do but the fingers won't cooperate. :-)


Entered at Thu Jul 3 17:42:38 CEST 2014 from (99.115.145.68)

Posted by:

Pat B

BEG, the Harris book is pretty bad. After reading two new Dylan titles, the Dylanologists and Bob Dylan: The Biography, both well-written and very entertaining, the new Band book is strictly grade school. I read 20% of it before there was anything about the Band. The organization is confusing, he overuses words like "would" (They would go on to rule the world), and he inserts himself as a character in his own book, constantly making references like "Rick Danko told me that..." I'm going to slog this one out, but it's not like reading a pro.


Entered at Thu Jul 3 17:11:44 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yeah! Canadian Country Rock Musicians: Neil Young, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Charlie Angus, Jim Cuddy, Bob Wiseman

Ahhh.....Lol..... "Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online."

As for Harris' book on The Band...bought for around 20.00....I received it a few weeks ago and the first thing that bothered me was the quality of the paper used for photos in the book.....I can't seem to get into it as it's not for the seasoned The Band fan. Any thoughts from others?


Entered at Thu Jul 3 16:51:46 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

TPOH: Enjoyed some unexpected and extended success across the pond as many kids in England thought he was singing "I'm on the Dole Now" and related more to that than just being an adult......The Canadiann accent was blamed.

Ian W: Thank you for that context.........funny that per Internet - the sources of information were just the rock mags of the day and friends.......and the 1978 tour was not one I remember much of anything about........though I did love the Live album that came from it.

BEG: I remember writing at this GB ( in the LP years ) about 10 years ago about how out of place and unnecessary Blue Rodeo were that night......they almost tipped the song over actually and now it is confirmed that it was one of those silly industry decisions that put them up on stage........From Robbie's comments - clear that the boys were surprised to have a full band thrust on them as well !


Entered at Thu Jul 3 15:34:50 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sorry his name is Moe Burg....Pursuit of Happiness...."I'm An Adult Now"...our anthem at one time....from the CD "Love Junk".

"Moe Burg's "Pursuit of Happiness" hail from Toronto, Ontario. "Love Junk" was produced by Todd Rundgren. Look for Johnny Sinclair and Leslie Stanwyck in the video, who would later leave the band to start Universal Honey."


Entered at Thu Jul 3 15:27:50 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Yet despite Blue Rodeo's success, the band was still relegated to provide backing support for a live performance by the Band. And the members of the Band weren't sure they needed the help.

Jim Cuddy of the group Blue Rodeo poses by a Juno awards logo in Toronto on Tuesday October 25, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn) "That was a totally strange experience," Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy said during a recent interview in Toronto. "(Organizers) said, 'We've got something very special for you. The Band wants to play with you, and they're very keen on playing with you.'

"And we were like, wow, really? The Band? This was great. Imagine that! And then when we went to rehearsal, Robbie Robertson walked in. He had no idea that anybody else was going to be there. He said, 'There's a lot of Indians here. We just need a drummer."'

"It was a very entertainment-industry moment for us, where people say a lot of things that aren't true, and a lot of people are lavishing you with praise when they've never even heard of you."

It's an archival anecdote dug up by "Music From Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards," a new book (2010) on the venerable awards show that hits stores this week with a foreward from Cuddy."

Hi Kevin J....We need more posters here or it's closing time. Btw at one time I used to see Jim Cuddy at the central YMCA and singer-songwriter from "Im An Adult Now" at the west end Y.


Entered at Thu Jul 3 10:48:37 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dylan 1978 link from Kevin J

I attended a couple of Dylan's 1978 shows and, each show, he did two songs in this manner (not the full band and with this open-throated singing style).

Most of the show was done with the full touring band that some said was based on some Elvis shows, though (a) Dylan had attended a Neil Diamond show in Las Vegas and (b) Dylan once made reference to Linda Ronstadt in this connection. I have no idea if either Diamond or Ronstadt adopted this approach in the course of their shows prior to 1978 (and would be interested to find out) but Dylan certainly made his own.

The other song I recall performed in this way was "I Want You".


Entered at Thu Jul 3 00:09:30 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: The Eagles

LINKED : Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo shares some thoughts on a recent interaction with The Eagles. Interesting and not surprising.....Maybe Don Felder is better off where he is.......


Entered at Wed Jul 2 23:14:30 CEST 2014 from (24.114.70.174)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Lyrics TNTDODD - ????????

A few thoughts:

* Robbie has complied lyrics to all Band songs as well as his solo songs - see Updates section on this website.......What caught my eye was the addition of the word "when" to TNTDODD.......I don't remember it ever being performed that way by The Band....and not by Robbie either in his "at the piano" take in the VH1 special......."By May the 10th, when Richmond had fell......" it reads.

*Josh George's may be the last remaining true man of honour in all of sports. God Bless him.

* Motley Crüe are heading out on a Last Waltz of sorts.........what is interesting is that they held a press conference where the highlight of it was the displaying a "Cessation of touring" agreement which all members signed which will prevent anyone from playing live using the Mötley Crüe name unless all four original members are on board.........who would have figured it would be this group to finally get things right on this front............I remember seeing the Guess Who at the Queen's pub in Kingston - only the drummer was on hand from the original group! Many such gruesome stories in Rock n Roll.

* World Cup thoughts: I have said from the start that I thought this was the month where Messi would finally catapult himself into the truely elite group of All-time greats with Pele and Maradona......must really lead his country to a major championship to earn this place.......not sure he will......but a good chance.....Cheering for Holland now that Uruguay is out.........Luis "wolverine" Suarez was framed! He and Liverpool made me so happy this year that I can't help still loving the crazy little devil !

* For JT and all the other folks who enjoy Bob Dylan, ABOVE LINKED is an encore of "Tangled Up In Blue" first posted by Pat B about a year ago.......from Paris 1978..............this will knock your socks off.....trust me on this one.


Entered at Wed Jul 2 21:55:49 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, this could turn into a black hole so I will restrain myself.


Entered at Wed Jul 2 19:37:26 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: typos

Joan!

Pat B: Gotta milk that pun for all it's worth, eh?


Entered at Wed Jul 2 19:25:29 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Perter V

Hope you have a great Birthday !


Entered at Wed Jul 2 17:46:10 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, I was distracted trying to fix someone's rack.


Entered at Wed Jul 2 15:53:15 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: wading back to Saskatoon

Thanks to coverage of the flooding being experience in large swaths of the Prairies, I've finally seen the town of Moosomin mentioned outside the confines of the Guess Who's epic "Running Back To Saskatoon" (see link). Two Band links: Guess Who produced Jack Richardson played bass to Robbie Robertson's guitar on Dianne Brooks' "Orbiteer Twist" in the early '60s, and singer Burton Cummings appeared on "Tears Are Not Enough", as did Richard Manuel.

Pat B: I believe you acronymed Little Feat as LT the other day. A Freudian slit?


Entered at Wed Jul 2 14:15:27 CEST 2014 from (162.213.113.107)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: 149 Dylan Acetates found fropm 1969-70

Rare Dylan Find


Entered at Wed Jul 2 13:51:14 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER...England's biggest Band fan and music in general!

Hi Mark. Good to "see" you again. FYI Paul James will be at the Dominion again on July 12.

You're welcome Joan. Great to see that you're continuing to press on. :-D


Entered at Wed Jul 2 11:30:23 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Jeff!


Entered at Wed Jul 2 07:37:39 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Happy Birthday Peter :-)


Entered at Wed Jul 2 07:14:09 CEST 2014 from (68.199.209.167)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Musician friend caught Don Felder at City Winery last night. Said the show was stellar. 90 minutes of Eagle songs and that Felder sounds eerily like Henley,& his 5 piece band was killer. The person reporting is a singer, and a stickler type of guy. So, i kinda respect his judgment. I had intended to go, get tickets at the door, but stuff interfered. the show wasn't sold out...


Entered at Wed Jul 2 04:51:40 CEST 2014 from (99.233.208.199)

Posted by:

Mark in Toronto

Subject: Midnight Rambles Sessions, Vol. 3

The new Levon Helm Band album is available in Canada today. A perfect soundtrack for Canada Day. Levon always was a honorary Torontonian.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 19:27:38 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: BEG

BRG thank you the Canadian Ads. They were very funny,We have all been in those spots


Entered at Tue Jul 1 18:42:53 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

First off, the singing cowboy is Craig Robinson who is quite a star and one funny dude. Seeing him sing The Weight cracked me up. He has a ton of swag with a large section of the population. If you see "This Is The End" you will know why.

I just finished a Dylan bio. In the section about his appearances in ads, the author asks, "What's more American than making money?" I have no doubt if any of us wrote and song and someone offered big money to use it to sell something, we'd move pretty quick to sign.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 17:19:13 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I Am CANADIAN commercials.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 16:50:59 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

LOL. Partner says Hay Day commercial was sad to go to that level. I say it only offended me when the bacon came out as I don't eat pork. Props to the Band and Robbie for writing the song......everyone will know it now. ;-D

Happy 147th Birthday to Canada today!


Entered at Tue Jul 1 09:45:39 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

On children’s entertainers, I am deeply shocked about Rolf Harris. Jimmy Saville did far worse, but I always thought he was a nasty pervert in the mid 60s when he was on TV, and most people I know thought the same. The only surprise with Saville was that he got away with it so long. He ran a night club in the area, and rumours were strong twenty-five years ago.

But Rolf Harris? I really would have trusted him completely. The playlist of his songs has entertained two generations of kids in my car. When I ran through my most played on iTunes last year, he had three in the Top Ten due to constant plays on the school run. So what do I do? Delete the playlist? What do I say when my grandson asks for his favourite next time, Maximilian Mouse? It’s like Michael Jackson. Can you separate the music from the person? I manage with Chuck Berry easily, but less so with Jerry Lee Lewis.

Scanning the BBC news, I saw the Murdoch press is complaining, with justification, that if they hadn’t been tied up in the press standards enquiry over phone-hacking, they could have revealed a lot a few years ago.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 09:14:21 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Hay Day – thanks, Tenn. Several points come up.

The guy actually sings it well among those flabby animated creatures. It proves what a great tune it is.

It has had nearly 2 million hits. Seeking the App? Or is it just us guys here re-watching it?

BUT if the target audience is the age I assume, aren’t the lyrics of The Weight completely impossible for them to follow? If you want a rustic fellow singing and strumming, wouldn’t (say) the works of Burl Ives or even Pete Seeger be more worthy of attention?

Advertising doesn’t work on me.

I think I might download the App for the grandkids.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 05:55:20 CEST 2014 from (67.87.216.122)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Fucking Ay, Tennessee. Levon did. It ain't always about getting paid. The shame is, the opportunities for real music to earn are fewer all the time.


Entered at Tue Jul 1 04:34:34 CEST 2014 from (72.154.12.66)

Posted by:

BWNWITenn

Web: My link

Subject: Maybe Levon had a point

Anybody see the latest commercial featuring "The Weight"?


Entered at Mon Jun 30 23:19:40 CEST 2014 from (79.160.47.202)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

This is getting serious now. Check track 7 :-D


Entered at Mon Jun 30 22:55:34 CEST 2014 from (79.160.47.202)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Meanwhile, in Michigan...


Entered at Mon Jun 30 19:28:19 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Once again I am blessed to do the music of The Band with Tributosaurus. This Thursday at 7pm at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn Il. We are followed by Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat who are going to do a LT/Lowell George Tribute.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 19:13:56 CEST 2014 from (162.213.113.107)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: New Jerry Lee Lewis

RR in the news


Entered at Mon Jun 30 19:09:46 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Subject: bootlegs

In the mid '90's I helped a zydeco musician whose earlier works had been released on a label that was kind of shady. There were distributors' names listed as "producers", songs that were released on bankrupt independent labels, jukebox '45's that were never on LP, and even the infamous name of Morris Levy on the packaging. We burned a few CDs of his stuff (on which he'd never received a penny) and sent it to a company that made CDs professionally for many known artists. We signed agreements that he indeed was the artist/performer/owner of this material and they burned an initial run of 500 discs. My son and I worked up an appropriate cover photo and song list, and the musician got to sell these at his shows. This went so well, that we had them burn an additional 1000. I had tremendous fun doing this, as well as the satisfaction that we got the best of some snakes that had shafted him so many years earlier.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 17:10:51 CEST 2014 from (91.0.23.173)

Posted by:

Yannick

Subject: Robbie Robertson / Howie B

Near the very end of this https://soundcloud.com/howieb/gillespetersonbbc6music190414 interview with producer Howie B, he says he is going to be working with Robbie Robertson soon for Robbie's next album. I figured this newsbit would be of some interest for you guys.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 16:20:44 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: WW I aces

Laurie van Truck....ha! good one. : )


Entered at Mon Jun 30 16:18:49 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Those Little Feat shows from Ultrasonic Studios (from 73 & 74) which can be found on archive.org have been on CD for a bit. Same shows, and to my ears same audio quality. Come to think of it the shows for free download (with the blessing of Little Feat) on archive.org sounded a bit better.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 15:38:18 CEST 2014 from (71.168.223.163)

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: bootlegs

Peter, in some cases bootlegs are superior to official releases in that they aren't overdubbed and futzed around with. I remember when the Springsteen live box came out back in the 80's, many fans complained about the mix and the drum sound in particular and many preferred the boots which often were from radio broadcasts.

In many cases, bootlegs have inspired official releases. The obvious examples for The Band are the crossing the great divide, academy of outtakes and the complete last waltz. In some ways I prefer these bootlegs sets over the later officially released versions.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 15:12:07 CEST 2014 from (174.89.107.22)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hmmm....Looks like some of the videos have already been removed. Let's try this one with Yolanda Adams again. So worth seeing as she marinates this song for Lionel Ritchie until she completely has another worldly experience. This was the only performer that Lionel stood up for. I always love watching the audience especially the rappers who were totally entranced and most in the audience as usual....knew the words to songs by many artists from many genres.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 14:56:02 CEST 2014 from (174.89.107.22)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

....another favourite from last night's BET AWARDS 2014 is cool vibes singer-songwriter/rapper who I've shared here before.....

Jhene Aiko - John Legend on piano


Entered at Mon Jun 30 14:44:21 CEST 2014 from (174.89.107.22)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Another favourite from last night's BET AWARDS 2014

Hip Hop/Rapper Nicki Minaj - Chi-Raq, Pills & Potions (Live at BET Awards 2014)


Entered at Mon Jun 30 14:36:40 CEST 2014 from (174.89.107.22)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I enjoyed the BET 2014 Awards last night.
One particular performance honouring Lionel Ritchie was by gospel singer Yolanda Adams.....POWERFUL PERIOD.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 14:33:14 CEST 2014 from (174.89.107.22)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

England's World Cup team's favourite songs for charity.

One Canadian represented and one who's father is Canadian and one I like....Sam Smith. Many others I don't even know who they are. I'm sure those of you across the Atlantic do.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 13:11:59 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

That's right, Fred. His aerial acrobats with the Dutch flying ace Laurie Van Truck are legendary,


Entered at Mon Jun 30 13:08:05 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The Flying Circus

Wasn't Lee von Helm one of the aces of The Flying Circus along with Manfred von Richthofen?!? : )


Entered at Mon Jun 30 12:17:29 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Ben, I agree that no one buys the bootleg unless they have hoovered up every single official release first. So unlike pirates, they are not "diverting funds" that would have otherwise gone to the artist. Pirates are taking huge amounts of money by direct theft … look anywhere in the Middle East or China or South-East Asia. I get quite funny about it and my son knows "No pirate Chinese DVDs allowed here." One of my books was so heavily pirated in Russia that the publisher assumed Russian sales of the pirate were higher than world sales of the official one. I used to get letters from Vietnam and Iran asking how they could get full color editions, because the pirates on sale were only black and white. So I have personally lost a lot of money to pirates, and would make the bastards walk the plank.

However, bootleg CDs (bootleg as opposed to pirate) are being sold at higher than normal CD prices and it is wrong that they don't pay a royalty to the artist, though allegedly Springsteen bootlegged himself when he was at odds with contracts. It is normal to resent someone taking your work, putting it on a CD in a case for a cost of about $1 per copy, then selling it for $20 and pocketing the lot.

Those copyright-free Italian ones were supposed to pay a royalty in fact, and Italian bootleg LPs and CDs from that era often have a note saying that a royalty has been deposited in the artist's name at a specific bank. A friend who was bootlegged enquired. It was a tiny sum and the particular bank wanted more than the sum as a "transfer fee." But you'd be pissed off if an employer said "I'll pay you what I feel like paying on the day."

I assume the Danko ones were from tapes, and that someone somewhere was paid something.

Zappa took a bootleg and reissued it officially.


Entered at Mon Jun 30 11:43:12 CEST 2014 from (71.168.223.163)

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: bootlegs

I'm a big fan of an collector of bootleg cd's. I have several versions of the King Biscuit cd. Clinton Heylin wrote a very interesting history of bootlegs back in the 90's which had quite a bit of material on the basement tapes .

Adam, I don't think that the Danko live cd's that came out on Bear are from radio broadcasts.

I'm surprised to read that some people have issues with bootlegs. Some fans are satisfied with the official catalog and others seek out bootlegs. The artists aren't losing any money as these concerts weren't officially released. The only circumstance that an artist would lose money is if someone bought a pirated copy of an official releases.

Back in the day, I used to trade tapes. I have a few boxes of tapes in the basement which I need to get transferred to cd


Entered at Mon Jun 30 10:33:46 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Carter Barron

I first got this show on "Live in Washinton" (sic) in a shop in Italy … I don't think it was even a proper record shop, just a corner store with a spinner of CDs. I was thrilled at the time, as I'd never seen a Band bootleg, let alone one on sale between the bottled water and bananas. At that time, live performances could not be copyrighted in either Italy or Luxemburg, so in local terms, it was a legal release. This is the one I've often quoted with the drummer Lee Von Helm (sic). The bootleg was labelled "December 12th 1976" which was clearly wrong. The new release has it correctly at July 17th, so I'd guess it's sourced from a Radio Show CD, not a bootleg. Were radio shows done with a specific compression?


Entered at Mon Jun 30 00:20:38 CEST 2014 from (75.34.34.164)

Posted by:

Adam

Peter, exactly. The cover photo is nowhere near the right era for a 1976 Band concert. Things like that point out the clueless nature of the bootleg productions. And the sad thing is, while this CD is now easily available to buy, the sound quality is much worse than the PRE-FM "King Biscuit" tape reel transfer of the best quality bootleg!


Entered at Sun Jun 29 21:50:06 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Peter M, while I agree entirely with your sentiments, I’d guess that David Lindley was financially-afflicted by Ry Cooder declining to tour, rather than by the loss of personal record sales. While I love David Lindley’s work, I rather doubt it sold in large quantities.


Entered at Sun Jun 29 15:15:54 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Interesting to see the "no recording devices or cameras" notices at recent shows have added "or Smartphones" but I've never seen anyone trying to stop Smartphones going in … and to be fair, no one is going to hand over their phone to a stranger. It's the proverbial shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. You always see people running Smartphones on video at shows. The Grand Ole Opry were most unusual in saying "You can take photographs, but no videos." Museums and art galleries have given up bans on photography too, limiting it to "no flash or video." Even Graceland allows that.

When I saw Van Morrison a few yeas ago, the notice said "This show will stop immediately if cameras are used" but then last year in the open air show people not only had cameras but tripods.


Entered at Sun Jun 29 13:48:05 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: um, justice to the musicians we love

Subject: yeah, "grey releases"

David Lindley was deeply hurt financially by "grey release" CDs. His friend, Ry Cooder curtailed his live playing a lot, due to weird Italian label releases of their bootlegs, stealth tapers and "fan recordings" of shows that somehow make it to the internet market. Mr Dave even came up with a semi-fictitious character, "Badgerman", a cross between Mr Dave and Paulie Walnuts, to creep into and haunt the dreams of those who bootleg their products. In modern legend, Badgerman comes to you at night in your dreams, and plays upon your sense of decency, as well as your conscience and fears. He knows some of us just can't help supporting the pirates who play fast and loose with musicians' intellectual properties that have been STOLEN from them and put out for sale without the artists' permission or editorial hand. He has said that we should feel guilty/complicit in this larceny of their works, with no regard to copyright or musician say so about what merits release, what performances they would rather not have out there, etc. But Badgerman know that this sh*t happens, sometimes to otherwise decent, conscientious fans. He suggested that if any of us are complicit in this kind of stuff, we can ease our consciences a little bit by sending $5 to the artist we've hurt by taking our part in this. This has always worked out for me. I've never had a check or payment for this kind of thing turned down or returned by an artist (except by that goofy bastard, Rick Danko), and I dealt with him in a sneakier, more roundabout way. Support the musicians we love at the grassroots level!


Entered at Sun Jun 29 13:12:36 CEST 2014 from (174.20.85.183)

Posted by:

Jerry

If Clapton is serious about quitting the road I'm happy to say I've had the pleasure of seeing him a number of times. In an interview recently he mentioned that he watched a performance of himself in the 90's and realized without thinking about it there were certain things he just didn't do anymore.


Entered at Sun Jun 29 11:42:08 CEST 2014 from (83.249.139.1)

Posted by:

NWC

Location: Scania

Subject: More confusing maritime handles

I read the other day a catalogue of old fishing boats. There was a series of boats with interest names: Peter I, Peter II, Peter III, Peter IV and... and lo and behold... Peter V. One of the name plates can be seen even in local Maritime Museum. BTW museums. Did BONK know that there is a BONK Museum in Finland? Very confusing!


Entered at Sun Jun 29 10:52:38 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

On the bootleg point, cover photos are nearly always from a different era on these "grey CDs" so the Carter Barron has a brown album era photo on the 1976 show. A Springsteen "pre-1973" set has a Born in The USA photo. It kind of suggests these are NOT fan productions!


Entered at Sun Jun 29 10:49:32 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Grey CDs

There are a lot of these releases around … yesterday I saw a 3 CD Bruce Springsteen "On Radio" box set and a large Neil Young "On Air" box set, both in legitimate shops. A lot are radio shows … in the last couple of months I've bought a James Taylor (immaculate sound and performance) and a Flying Burrito Brothers (a bit ragged but spirited). The issue is that the same shows are turning up with different sleeves and titles, suggesting a "free for all."

In the late 90s there was a mail order trade in original King Biscuit radio show CDs (as sent out to radio stations for broadcast), which many of these are taken from. I bought Band ones when they were advertised. I also began to suspect some were being duplicated complete with NOT FOR SALE printing. Some had bits of artist interviews, often with blanks for the local DJ to ask the question themselves from a printed cue sheet, "So, moving on, Robbie, what was the Forest Hill show like?" then push the button to get the answer, ("I'm glad you asked me that. Well, …")

However a Joni Mitchell / James Taylor set is a BBC John Peel show broadcast issued on yet another unknown label, which is weird as the BBC issue some of these old shows legitimately themselves.

I was thinking they were some kind of King Biscuit deal with the artists (so OK), but as I looked at amazon.co.uk today, I wonder if they re just plain bootlegs. In which case, why are they on open sale? I wonder if the proliferation of tape trees and MP3s has just meant it's not worth artists chasing these anymore. But you'd think the record industry would stop it with amazon or major stores. You'd think it was worth Universal or Sony's while to send a stiff general legal letter to amazon, the main source. Amazon.co.uk is full of them. If they list albums in sales order, which I think they do, "Carter Barron" is currently The Band's second best-seller. I really hope they are being paid.


Entered at Sun Jun 29 03:20:35 CEST 2014 from (75.34.34.164)

Posted by:

Adam

No problem, Peter! "Grey area" is something I've always heard in reference to those live releases, from small independent UK labels, who are somehow technically not breaking UK copyright by releasing these, but are obviously using fan circulating recordings or usually worse.

Like all those Rick Danko live releases from "Bear" (NOT Bear Family), which I have always suspected of being from bootlegs. I know nothing of the technical details, but other artists like Neil Young have had these UK CDs. One of his was an "official" release of a CNY gig in 1971, the other a solo show from the early '90s. There's also a new Allman Brothers "grey area" release of a Hollywood Bowl show. Somehow these companies get ahold of bootlegs or tapes and are not breaking the law by releasing them?


Entered at Sat Jun 28 23:59:11 CEST 2014 from (67.87.216.122)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Clapton retiring. from the hostile road.

See the link.. I agree. I think most people who spend a lot of time traveling would agree that traveling has become hostile. I used to spend endless amounts of time behind the wheel of a car or van.I dislike driving these days, for quite some years now actually- but only because of the other drivers.... but it also seems like Eric is having some health problems.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 23:24:36 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Thanks, Adam, 'grey area' is used a lot. What does it mean? Being paid is black and white to me,.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 22:22:50 CEST 2014 from (75.34.35.80)

Posted by:

Adam

Subject: Band 1976 recording

The "Carter Barron Amphitheater 1976" release definitely seems like a grey area UK release. The label is Keyhole Records, who have tons of other live releases from the '70s from by brief search. They probably got a bootleg copy and pressed it to disc. I was really hoping that to be wrong, but I downloaded a track and A/B'd it to the best circulating bootleg copy. The new release is faster, higher pitched and sounds louder and worse.

The best source for this show is the bootleg copy with the following notes: Source - SBD Pre-FM King Biscuit discs and reels Length [???71:13 mins???] Lineage = PRE-FM - ? - EAC - WAV - mkw ac tool - shn [*Per TD: Source uploader believed to be Evan772 at TTD. TD Lineage - TTD/Dime - SHN - WAV - FLAC - edited text file and regen .md5 - PR]


Entered at Sat Jun 28 17:06:54 CEST 2014 from (64.229.244.125)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oooops! Thanks Nomadic Mike. Uhhh.....Anyway, I thought 150 sounded better and I was rounding numbers. LOL

Hoping everything is groovy in the land of story book gardens. Btw, Jersey Boys film was great! :-D


Entered at Sat Jun 28 16:53:44 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

One forty-seven, Angie.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 16:29:11 CEST 2014 from (64.229.244.125)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

This one is for you Ben.

Happy Canada Day weekend as July 1 we're 150 years old.

Happy Pride....Rainbow colours for all.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 15:32:42 CEST 2014 from (184.66.134.56)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: Bellowhead - "Revival"

Bellowhead: "Revival" released June 23, 2014: Island Records: various formats


Entered at Sat Jun 28 11:12:02 CEST 2014 from (83.249.131.169)

Posted by:

Northern Word Counter

Location: Scania NorthWest

Subject: "this other guy"

Thanks Bill for introducing this new handle. I guess it is too much to ask for Rockin Chair to change the name of his tug.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 10:01:57 CEST 2014 from (95.234.78.30)

Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Too soon gone

RIP Bobby Womack. Made national the headlines in the UK.


Entered at Sat Jun 28 09:30:34 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Carter Barron 1976

Just ordered the 1976 Washington show from amazon.uk I have had the Italian CD for years, and it was spread over three radio show CDs, each differing by just one track. Good to have it all (hopefully) in one place. But what is the status of this release? Lots of 70s and 80s radio shows are turning up on CD on amazon and in legitimate shops like Fopp and HMV so they cannot be bootlegs as such. They are described as semi-official. what does that mean? Do the artists get paid?


Entered at Fri Jun 27 21:23:12 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Rockin C

Get up on the right side of bed today, Normie?


Entered at Fri Jun 27 16:51:35 CEST 2014 from (70.66.250.161)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Al Edge.......GET IT RIGHT!!!

In a recent post you referred to "Westcoaster", and I'm sure it wasn't me you meant. I no longer use the handle "Westcoaster", (which is the name of my tug boat) because this other guy feels it's ok to attach himself to my name. I think it is in bad taste........however.

Carry on but just get it right.


Entered at Fri Jun 27 15:21:07 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan: 3rd Slow Train Coming Recording Session 2 May 1979


Entered at Fri Jun 27 15:04:26 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: Northern Word Counter?


Entered at Fri Jun 27 14:51:47 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

No problem Simon. I think you're the only one here who also likes Style Council so it's all good. ;-D I appreciated that you recognized that not all feminists are the same. Just as male posters here are not a homogeneous group......As for feminism there are different kinds such as radical, marxist, liberal.....Any article whether it be music/sports/politics related that I link up doesn't mean I agree with any or everything in it. I sometimes like to stir it up too.

Ben and Ilkka...I always post that one lyric of Bob's from What Can I Do For You as that's the only song I have on my Nano and really like from Saved. Slow Train Coming.......love all of it. I taught God Made All The Animals to the kidzzz but we changed it to We Made.......

Inclusionary language.....Sportsmanship evolves to sense of fair play.

No games today so I'm taking a break from commenting.....lol

Joan...I knew that if you took the time to comment that it was because you had to say something. I'm glad that you took the time and I'm sure everyone appreciates your sense of fair play here as well as on previous sites.


Entered at Fri Jun 27 12:07:24 CEST 2014 from (83.249.141.113)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Saved / Ben / Peter V

I agree with Ben about Saved beeing underrated. It has two very elegant theological dimensions: ecclesiastic contra evangelical Free Church and Christianity contra Judaism. Exciting album. - Peter V managed to write one of his shortest posts ever on this subject: ten words.

And now back to football.


Entered at Fri Jun 27 07:54:31 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Interesting comments about racism in the World Cup. Rugby has had similar problems but maybe not to the same extent. A while back the All Blacks were going through a bad patch and there were various comments about having too many Polynesians in the team. One well respected Samoan back sarcastically commented that the white boys made all the decisions (in play) and he was just one of the brown boys. I think things have changed now. The Maori players have never been subjected to the same attituedes as they have been the back bone of the team as long as it has existed (apart from a shameful period with South Africa). NZ has benefited from having from being able to tap the Polynesian countries for players for talent. Other countries are also doing so now. Money wins in the end and the countries of birth tend to lose.


Entered at Fri Jun 27 07:33:39 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: Earth

Subject: the jokes at Mac's Pages

I generally dislike joke telling, as there is usually a little nugget of misogyny, racism or misplaced "Hooray for our team" national pride at the core. My blonde hairdresser sister is a big fan of blonde jokes (go figure?). Generally, if I attempt telling a joke I mess it up by blurting out the punchline prematurely or saying "No, wait, it goes like this". Mac, on the other hand, is a master of collecting stories from his and David Lindley's drummer friend, Ian Wallace. They often have a decidedly British flavor to them, skewering priests, musicians, the Irish, etc. I referenced the blonde joke, as she actually comes out the victor in this one. And the Apollo 11 one is reported as true. I believe everyone who retold it (over many years) believed it as true. Well... I checked it out on the snopes.com urban legend site, and that is just what it is, an urban legend. As Mac says, "Have a look, have a laugh, cheers!".


Entered at Thu Jun 26 22:34:56 CEST 2014 from (109.146.72.146)

Posted by:

Simon

You're welcome, James. I took what you originally posted to mean something akin to the comments of John Barnes. Thanks for that link. He really was an amazing player, often hailed as an early pioneer against racism in football.

I hope that after all this time that Joan, BEG and Bill know that there was no ill feeling in anything I posted. Mischief making, perhaps. It's hard not to get ticked off these days when reading certain types of articles in the Guardian by a certain type of feminist writer. I really don't appreciate a rape reference being dropped into a piece ostensibly about the World Cup. Then again what else was I expecting after seeing the title. Normally BEG's links are at the level of The Weight or King Harvest or Acadian Driftwood (and much appreciated). That one was a Streetwalker. o;-)

As Peter M said the joke section at Ian McLagan's site is worth a visit.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 19:34:42 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: BEG

Thank you Angie fur laying out my case, It is tough for me to type so I appreciate the "help" I didn't like the word "mentality " Peace


Entered at Thu Jun 26 17:49:22 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Ok apology accepted. I think if the article had said "attitude" because of playing conditions.....instead of mentality it wouldn't have immediately disturbed me. What about the Asian teams? Of course our attitudes and/or mentality are shaped by our working and/or playing conditions.....They are not intrinsic to us. However, no one can espouse that an entire group of people as having the same attitude or mentality or whatever whether they be from a particular continent or gender or sexual orientation.

Now the only time I am an ethnocentric is in sports and music so this time......I still have to cheer for my family's country.

I'm going to be switching between USA game and other game with Portugal and Ghana. Portugal has to win by three goals?

So James after the matches today maybe you can share about music or maybe not until mid-July?


Entered at Thu Jun 26 17:39:32 CEST 2014 from (92.18.203.181)

Posted by:

James

Are we going to enjoy the USA v Germany game now ? It should be a cracker.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 17:31:54 CEST 2014 from (92.18.203.181)

Posted by:

James

The European and South American teams have always dominated World Cups. The USA and African teams are relatively new to the tournament and I think it takes all those years of experience to create a certain winning mentality in the World Cup. Maybe I'm talking BS! But it is in no way intended to be racist. I'm sorry if it came across that way.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 17:10:06 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

My understanding was that you your first post was referencing an article you read by saying that it was because Africans lacked a certain mentality that they are not capable of winning a world cup. And that the Europeans and South Americans....what about the USA?.....had a certain mentality and therefore will continue to win. If I misunderstood you I apologize James.

Btw, I said your comments were patronizing as you assumed that I know nothing about the history of the World Cup or African football.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 16:57:47 CEST 2014 from (92.18.203.181)

Posted by:

James

Areas of contention have included players not being paid on time, poor travel arrangements, inadequate preparations, lack of communication and other administrative issues. Wouldn't being treated like that give anyone a bad mentality ? NO WAY was I saying it has anything to do with colour. I would love an African team to win the World Cup.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 16:37:58 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Although your comments were patronizing James I still read the article you linked.

Personally I do know about racism first hand as I was in a previous inter-racial relationship and I experienced for the first time various challenges as being the only white person in certain situations and the challenges he had in my small "world". How's this for another example of racism....Italy's only black player from Ghanian born parents but he was born in Italy still gets called "monkey" when he plays in Italy? It's unbelievable but true.

Anyway, from reading the article isn't he saying that the real problem for the African players in general is how their organisations treat them so their working/playing conditions would affect their play on the field? Are you telling me that if your team in England had to endure similar circumstances that they would perform the same? Oh but they do have excellent conditions and they still weren't able to press on and yet....They are an European team.

"Areas of contention have included players not being paid on time, poor travel arrangements, inadequate preparations, lack of communication and other administrative issues.

And while this has surely affected the performance of their national teams, Barnes does not blame the players. "It's understandable considering the way that the players are treated by the administrators. They're treated much better in Europe, and players have to be made to feel wanted," he said."

In any case, I am throughly enjoying this World Cup no matter who "wins". It's such a short tournament and most players have the last laugh as they make millions for their other teams.

This is my opinion just as the writer of the article has his. Joan and Bill M also were offended by your comments. Also the fact that your team is out will only intensify further postings.....very understandable as I'm a passionate fan as well. My own father played football in Europe and had dreams to continue when he emigrated to Canada......nope.....His family put him in an iron factory instead while they ran a small business. Welcome to Canada!


Entered at Thu Jun 26 15:48:20 CEST 2014 from (92.18.203.181)

Posted by:

James

Web: My link

Subject: World Cup

brown eyed girl, I lost you because you know nothing about the history of the World Cup or African football. I have put a link up from one of England's best black players in the hope that he can describe it better for you.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 15:12:01 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

James...Maybe you were having a bad day as England won't be continuing in the World Cup? I appreciated that you acknowledged that Ghana played well. You lost me when you stated....."I think the African teams don't have the *mentality* to win it like the Europeans or South Americans." Isn't that grouping a whole group of people as lacking a certain mentality to win as a form of racism?

I've watched most games except for yesterday. Two players on Ivory Coast just lost a brother and their father told them to still play for their country. Another player was tearing up just hearing his national anthem. The winning goal for Greece was controversial so the game could have gone either way. Sorry, but I don't think your mentality was fair-minded. Your comment was racist.

As far as the disguised dumb blonde jokes.....Many bleached female performers in the music bizzz were actually A students and played the Marilyn Monroe game to get what they wanted....Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, etc. Then you have women like Sophia V who is a natural blonde but darkens her hair to be taken more seriously...ha, ha. Bowie is also a natural blond but he coloured his hair so many shades which only furthered his ambiguity.

Racism, sexism it's all the same isims. Even in Canada we still in 2014.......have to deal with a public figure who believes.....

Peter MacKay lauds moms for changing diapers, dads for moulding minds in holiday messages

Mother's and Father's Day emails from justice minister praise mothers as caregivers, fathers as role models......blatant sexism......


Entered at Thu Jun 26 13:32:15 CEST 2014 from (92.18.203.181)

Posted by:

James

Simon, thanks for being fair-minded.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 09:22:37 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Subject: Peter V.

Thank you. I enjoyed the explanation of the blond/blonde distinction, as well as the brief etymology of the reason for offensive blonde jokes in our society. Sadly true. Sort of a wolf in sheep's clothing when you think of it, thinly disguising the (somehow more offensive?) ethnic jokes of our not too distant past. I'm not too big a fan of jokes in general myself, as there is often a nugget of bigotry or one upmanship lurking under the surface. I'm personally more a fan of absurdity or situational humor. Notice how I handed off Mac's joke untouched. But, that being said, this is, like Dolly's, a blonde joke with an O Henry twist.


Entered at Thu Jun 26 01:07:34 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dolly Parton and Dumb Blonde jokes

I quite like Dolly's response (and I approximate as I'm depending on memory): " I don't mind Dumb Blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb (... pause ...) and I'm not blonde either".


Entered at Wed Jun 25 22:42:13 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Saved

Unfortunately the lyrics are doggerel, and it has no melodies.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 18:40:23 CEST 2014 from (171.159.192.10)

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Dylan gospel

BEG, I agree with you comepltely on Dylan's christian albums. As a jewish agnostic, I don't often find myself listening to gospel or christiam music. But as a Dylan fan, I find these albums very worthwhile and satisfying. They contain some of his best singing. I think that 'Saved' is one of Dylan's most underrated albums.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 17:44:00 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I know all about poison, I know all about fiery darts
I don't care how rough the road is, show me where it starts
Whatever pleases You, tell it to my heart
Well, I don't deserve it but I sure did make it through
What can I do for You ?

Bob Dylan from Saved


Entered at Wed Jun 25 17:36:59 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you Bob F!! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Regina Mcrary!!

Here she is singing one of Bob's songs....Pressing On.

I absolutely regret not seeing Bob and Regina and others on the gospel tour. Due to my aethism at the time I couldn't press through. I did however get hit with lightning when Slow Train came through. I was in Saskatoon at the time visiting a friend who just landed a job as a journalist. Once I heard the various tracks on the radio.....I just stopped right there in my tracks and slowly became an agnostic. I also heard Bob's lyrics in my mind with references to relationships between men and women as opposed to one's relationship with God or a higher power. So when Bob would sing about Christ I was hearing something else. It's how I deal with the other Bob's messages related to Rastafarianism as well.

Also as a feminist (females and/or males who recognize women as a social groups' oppression....I was very lucky to have had a male professor who was a feminist) I am embarrassed to state that I don't promote as many women artists on this site as I should. I struggle with this as I'm of a certain vintage where mostly men were our heroes in music....as well as sports.

I also forgot many times to say that although I won't stop posting about sexism here and posters who attack us personally......Although sometimes I simply ignore and don't respond as some males as well as females just want a reaction......There are also men here who have experienced bullying, mean-spiritedness and personal attacks. Some have left at times, stating, "I'm outta here." "I'm done". They have returned at times. Sincerest apologies to all.

Somewhere back there I left my worries all behind.
My problems fell out of the back of my mind.
We're going and I'm never knowing (never knowing) where we're going.
To go back to where I was would just be wrong.
I'm pressing on.
Pressing on, all my distress is going, going, gone. (pressing on, pressing on)
And I won't sit back, and take this anymore.
'Cause I'm done with that, I've got one foot out the door.
And to go back where I was would just be wrong
I'm pressing on.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 15:59:55 CEST 2014 from (129.42.208.183)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Web: My link

Subject: Regina McCrary discussion at Belmont University on Bob Dylan

Really enjoyable video of Regina McCrary discussing Bob Dylan at Belmont University back in April.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 13:46:58 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The three European countries with by far the richest leagues … England, Italy, Spain … all knocked out in the first round. An interesting reflection on money and football.

Blonde jokes (there is an "e" on blonde as they are invariably about female blondes, not male blonds) have been much discussed. Blonde / blond is most unusual in English as a noun with male and female versions.

In fact, most of them are ancient racist jokes which people can no longer get away with, so the existing jokes were switched to "blondes" as obviously not Irish (England), Polish (USA) or Apenzeller (Swiss) racial stereotypes. Every country in the world has at least one ethnic group it jokes about. So you can trace "Why are blonde jokes so dumb? So that men can understand them" back to books of "Irish jokes" from 100 years ago (Why are Irish jokes so dumb? So the English can understand them.)

Then blonde jokes added a touch of misogyny, by mixing in the older jokes about women. The British "Essex girl" jokes are closely related, though tend more to a sexual element (and are usually more sexist but also funnier).

BTW, this does not mean that I have not laughed at such jokes if well told, nor even that I've never told one, but it's good to be aware that in the main they're transferred racist jokes. If you switch "blonde" to the locally slurred ethnic group, you might feel embarrassed to tell them.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 13:44:45 CEST 2014 from (60.225.181.9)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: hey all...

Still around just lurking... back soon.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 12:46:15 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Subject: blond jokes

Got a good one for ya, but you're going to have to work for it. Over at Ian McLagen's site ( ianmclagen.com ) there's a button on the home page for "Mac's Pages". Click on it then go to the subcategory "Jokes". They are all great, especially the musician jokes taking shots at drummers, accordions and Kenny G. The tenth joke down the page is the best blond joke in the world. I have no cut and paste skills (I'm no BEG), but it's worth the journey. Most of the jokes have a decidedly English bent to them, but I'll say anyway "Bon appetit !"


Entered at Wed Jun 25 12:34:10 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: by the pond

Subject: Midnight Rambles Vol 3

I had preordered The Best of the Midnight Rambles Sessions Volume 3 from Amazon a few weeks ago (price $11.99 plus $3.99 shipping). The Levon Helm Studios site just started offering it ($19.95 total, no shipping). Even though Amazon charges $3 less, I cancelled the Amazon preorder and placed my order through LHS. Ships July 1st at both sites. Whenever I can, I prefer to buy recordings through the artists themselves (or, in this case, his family and estate). Over the years the staff of LHS have been very good to me. I'd rather spend my money where a little bit more of it goes to the performers and producers of the product I enjoy so much. I'm afraid that Amazon is doing to musicians what Home Depot has done to crush independant hardware stores. And I'd rather flush money down the toilet than give it to Walmart.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 09:52:13 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I thought the tone of the Guardian piece odd. I don't think she gets sport in that many sports fans find women's tennis more watchable than men's, because so often there are fewer rallies in men's tennis, where mighty power serves just finish things. It's about watchability not gender, and the world popularity of soccer speaks for itself. It is the most popular spectator sport because it is the best spectator game. When I taught Latin Americans, I found the girls just as knowledgeable and enthusiastic about it as the boys.

Rod Liddle calls The Guardian "the local newspaper for Hampstead and Islington" (i.e. the wealthy left wing areas of North London, or the Ed Miller Band areas), and the article reinforces that when she talks of male football fans as "Mockney". Mockney is actually a stage accent where actors try to do a London accent (mock cockney). We also say "Mummerset" when actors try to do west country accents (Mummer's Somerset).

I suspect the football heartlands of England outside London would find it very weird to have a passion for football branded as a "London thing." What do you think, Al? Are all those people at Anfield trying to pass themselves off as "cockneys"?


Entered at Wed Jun 25 05:12:46 CEST 2014 from (173.3.49.105)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Simon- the women in this GB tend to be bullies! :-)


Entered at Wed Jun 25 01:26:45 CEST 2014 from (31.52.176.102)

Posted by:

Simon

Al, I thought it was funny.

That Guardian piece was excruciating. I got a laugh from the title though. Quotas (as always) are the answer. I'm all in favour of them, especially on oil rigs, in garbage disposal, toxic waste processing, construction of transport infrastructure and so on. Will we ever see a feminist article in the Guardian bemoaning the fact that women tennis players get the same prize money as men at Wimbledon? I won't hold my breath for that one.

I hope James - possibly a new poster - doesn't stay away. I was a bit puzzled as to why he got admonished.


Entered at Wed Jun 25 00:54:06 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.153)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: a nice take on the soccer ...

"This is the third time Suarez has bitten an opponent. He did in 2010 in the Dutch Eredivisie. He did it again in 2013 in the Premiership. Now he’s done it at the World Cup. Based on his current trajectory, Suarez will eventually bite Ban Ki-Moon at the United Nations."


Entered at Wed Jun 25 00:01:50 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

:-DDD


Entered at Tue Jun 24 22:10:43 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Bill M, this link is for you.

Congrats to CC and the proud father.


Entered at Tue Jun 24 21:54:04 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: my favourite dumb-blonde joke

Al E: Yours doesn't exactly play to type, but still my favourite has a point: Why are dumb-blonde jokes so short? So that even men can understand them.


Entered at Tue Jun 24 21:52:04 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Pete Special

Thanks to Pat B for info.


Entered at Tue Jun 24 20:48:40 CEST 2014 from (79.160.47.202)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Westlake Recording Studios

A certain electronica artist/producer/DJ/turntablist with strong connections to this web site, who had a very enjoyable visit to Levon´s barn and Woodstock last year, is currently doing production work in a legendary LA studio (link above) for one of the seriously big names in the music industry. And there are bigger things to come, soon...


Entered at Tue Jun 24 20:33:25 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Obit for Pete Special with a mention of The Band.


Entered at Tue Jun 24 15:59:05 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Final review of music on our tour above … the American Queen Ensemble, four very talented performers who don't often get reviews!


Entered at Tue Jun 24 15:33:45 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Jokes

OK. Heard at the Grand Ole Opry. From elderly host. It's clean, and I thought funny.

I went to visit my daughter last week. We were sitting there and I said, 'Hon, do you have a newspaper?'

So she said, 'Mom! This is the twenty-first century! No one has newspapers any more. I have an iPad.

That fly never knew what hit him.


Entered at Tue Jun 24 15:32:37 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Is it anti-feminist to watch the World Cup?

"The presence of women is actually key to breaking the uninterrupted circle of sexism in British men's football. Instead of boycotting football, the presence of women is key to breaking the uninterrupted circle of sexism. Any woman who has been humiliated by sexual bullying or harassment by groups of men knows it's the exclusion of women that fosters this male bond and makes it easy to stereotype us as "gash", wags or nags. The mockney trinity of "beer, birds and football" has been uniting men in retro-sexism across all divides of politics and class since the 1990s and this needs to end.

So why not watch the men's tournament to psych ourselves up for our World Cup next year? If it starts to get infuriating, as it probably will for any woman with her consciousness half-raised, imagine the players are women. Don't compromise "ladette-style" by joining in with cries of "gawaan my saaaahn!" at your local, but practise calling out "get in there, girl!" – for the sheer subversive amusement if nothing else. Steer the conversation with football fans to ask whether they are considering going to the World Cup in Canada next year. In fact, wherever there is men's football, just keep talking about women's football until everyone around you sees this man-focused football for the weird anachronism that it is."


Entered at Tue Jun 24 15:21:12 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: For Westcoaster - who ever said Scandinavian blondes were dumb?

A young ventriloquist is touring Sweden. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.

Suddenly, a beautiful blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting, "I've heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype Swedish blond women that way? It's men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as human beings. You continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general, pathetically all in the name of humor!"

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize, and the blonde yells at him: "You stay out of this! I'm talking to that little shit on your lap."


Entered at Tue Jun 24 15:19:41 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Shakira - The tasteful......La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown...much better tune than JLo and Pitball's World Cup opener in Brazil.

A former colleague told me that when she visited Brazil with her mom....yikes...that everywhere she went......you could just feeeel that everything was sexual. Oh la, la.....
In above video Shakira's significant other player from Spain Gerard Pique is one of the football players in the video. I guess this European team didn't quite have the right mentality this year as they didn't even win or tie one game and yet.....last World Cup they won the whole thing.

What a treat to witness Neymar in yesterday's Brazil game. And I'm a sucker for Germany's back flipper.....Miroslav Klose....and the African team who get their groove on when they score.....Ghana....who tied Germany 2-2!!!


Entered at Tue Jun 24 13:52:40 CEST 2014 from (173.3.49.105)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Steve Cropper on digital recording

See the link


Entered at Tue Jun 24 13:11:35 CEST 2014 from (83.249.143.191)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Peter V on Facebook

And most of all: we are not sold and bought daily in Nasdac stock exchange.


Entered at Mon Jun 23 16:13:38 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Full title is "Let Us In Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney" Various Artists 2013, Reviver Records. It does include Beatles songs, but Paul's authorized biography was very clear on pointing out which songs were "his."


Entered at Mon Jun 23 15:55:13 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Joan: Good for you for hanging in here - and for responding to that James person.

Peter V: Thanks for the news about the Beatles tribute. Sounds good, but what's with the title? Who is 'Us' and where is 'In' in this case? Too bad our guys aren't around to sing "Get Back", which has always seemed Bandish to me. So for that matter does "Rocky Raccoon", a cute song despite the fact that Paul managed to confuse the raccoon with the flying squirrel.

Pat B: That reminds me, how did your Abbey Road gig a few weeks ago go?


Entered at Mon Jun 23 14:48:37 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I think we lost a lot of people to Facebook here. I can see the appeal with pictures etc, but it is a bit confusing … it's like too many conversations going on simultaneously in a room, which I why I prefer to stay mainly here and just link my stuff to Facebook. Facebook also removes any constraint that we should be mentioning The Band all the time.

Though I picked up "Let Us In: Americana" CD in Nashville, which is an Americana tribute to the songs of Paul McCartney with "Get Back" by Ollabelle, and Amy Helm contributing to Let It Be. (Plus Teddy Thompson, Sam Bush, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Bruce Cockburn). . I got back last night and haven't even played it yet, but it looks the sort of thing people here would like.


Entered at Mon Jun 23 14:46:14 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Butch Dener's HomeGrown Allstars Live at Dressel Farm

from Francesco Cordaro
Hosted by
Butch Dener

Musicians

Randy Ciarlante
Steven Bernstein
Connor Kennedy
Alexis P. Suter Lee
Falco Vito Pettrocitto
Jason Sarubbi Ray
Joe Grapone
Benny Beesmer
Monty Harrison DePew


Entered at Mon Jun 23 14:36:30 CEST 2014 from (174.89.93.38)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Garth Hudson In Studio
Click on sidebars for various photos August 25, 2011

Thank you Ilkka. :-D

Haso...Every Band related show I've attended has been with a male except green eyed girl came with me to Rick Danko's Tribute in TO where the room was practically all filled with men. pretty little girl was supposed to attend who also posted here at one time but her visa hadn't come through so I asked someone else. When Richard Bell started the Genetic Method......men went crazy.

The former female posters who still communicate with me basically tell me that they've stopped posting here because of sexism, bullying, mean-spiritedness, personal attacks and don't have the energy to deal with the fall outs. They keep telling me to post but I can't seem to inspire them to do the same. The Dankettes who used to post here were great in that they'd post about their hero without making attacks on other band members or posters who supported them. I also communicate with some of them as well. Anyway, if you saw the other site you'd see that not many females posted there as well.


Entered at Mon Jun 23 13:51:06 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Thanks, Ian. I put one in the review. I've tidied up the recent reviews and added pictures to the American ones, including the West Helena gospel one. (Link to index page of my blog).


Entered at Mon Jun 23 01:34:41 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Mo Pitney at the Grand Ol' Opry - photo

For Peter:

https://www.facebook.com/MoPitneyOfficial


Entered at Sun Jun 22 22:31:57 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Grand Ole Oprey

Review of Friday's Grand Ole Oprey linked.


Entered at Sun Jun 22 18:39:12 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: James

James, I think that your post was info and opinions we could do without


Entered at Sun Jun 22 14:53:45 CEST 2014 from (64.229.245.196)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

“It was a good competitive game. We did our best and we had many other chances that could have produced goals,” Ghana coach James Appiah said. “Ghanaians have a strong mentality when it comes to football, to fight to the end no matter what is happening. Playing against Germany is difficult, especially when you are a goal down. So you have to have the right players with the right mentality on the pitch."


Entered at Sun Jun 22 14:31:26 CEST 2014 from (92.18.172.67)

Posted by:

James

Subject: Football

Pele said an African nation will win the World Cup before the year 2000? That has been proved wrong by at least 14 years! Having watched Ghana give a fine performance yesterday. I have still come to the conclusion that an African team won't win a World Cup in the next 20 years. I think the African teams don't have the mentality to win it like the Europeans or South Americans.


Entered at Sat Jun 21 12:09:11 CEST 2014 from (83.249.143.191)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Soccer

My link mainly to Brown Eyed Girl :-)


Entered at Sat Jun 21 03:21:39 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.158)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ah, that's why they won't let us play. Thanks Fred - I stand corrected (again).


Entered at Sat Jun 21 01:30:37 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Canada wins..but not at soccer.

Bill M: The rest of the world is jealous because of: (a) our hockey prowess and (b) we can rightly lay claim to The Band being a Canadian band ---let's be honest Levon was a Canadian at heart. ; )

That's why don't qualify for the World Cup (except in '86)..we're too nice, we don't want to upset the rest of the world any further.


Entered at Fri Jun 20 18:51:41 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Canada remains unbeaten - if only because they won't let us play.


Entered at Fri Jun 20 16:50:38 CEST 2014 from (97.65.4.203)

Posted by:

Peter V

Well, Bill, this guy from Liverpool FC just about finished it for us!


Entered at Fri Jun 20 15:48:30 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Hey, how's the soccer going, guys?


Entered at Fri Jun 20 14:56:16 CEST 2014 from (97.65.4.203)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gerry Goffin

Another one gone. It's starting to run at two a week. RIP.


Entered at Fri Jun 20 03:35:36 CEST 2014 from (76.28.98.146)

Posted by:

Haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: BEG, women on the GB

Finally a response to your entry from a week+ back. I certainly agree about the nature of internet dialogue; I'm guessing from many comments, here, it has often been quite vitriolic. I suppose it's the nature of the beast, hiding behind a keyboard and all that. Hopefully it's improving; mostly I see strongly-held beliefs on the Robbie/Levon deal and associated topics, such as Jon Taplin recently.

I wasn't sure who you were referencing as Butch and an old saw about who came to see the Dead vis-a-vis our subject. It certainly wouldn't have been just sex appeal, I would think. Recall the Hawk's original criteria... among others, they all have to look good. Not that I'm particularly a judge of male juju, but even my wife (who is distinctly meh about the Band) would probably agree w/ other women of our era that I've recently "indoctrinated" into all-things-Band, if you check that photo from the 5 cd compendium of them lounging outside in Zuma Beach, I believe, no doubt Robbie, Richard and Levon, at least still retain good looks, despite what was already hard-living of a few years by 1975. Anyway, I'd be curious if there was thought to be big differences in the gender make-up of fandom for various groups of those days.

And no, I can't get my spouse to weigh in; often she's of an opinion that nothing much of value happened in popular music once the Fab 4 broke up. And w/ my (also indocrinated) children, who are in their 30's, I'm quite sure my daughter more often listens to TLW or the Brown Album than her brother. Admittedly a small sample size.

Perhaps many women have a lot better things to do than try to wax eloquent here. Which isn't to besmirch your contributions; seems like you link us up to more found footage, etc. than anybody.

Peter V: good on ya for your pilgrammage state-side. Should you and yours ever find yourselves in New England, here's a standing invitation for a fresh home-made pie in southeastern NH.


Entered at Fri Jun 20 01:27:49 CEST 2014 from (97.65.4.203)

Posted by:

Peter V

Had a very happy spell in Third Man Records in Nashville today. Great T-shirt logo:"Vinyl is killing the MP3 Industry."

Apposite in the light of a report this morning that Jack White's Lazaretto has sold 168,000 in a week, 40,000 on vinyl!. More strength to him!

Has anyone ever nominated Levon for the Country Music Hall of Fame? Why not? I noticed in the record store in the Hall of Fame that Levon is classed as "Americana". But surely Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman, let alone American Son qualify.


Entered at Thu Jun 19 23:59:00 CEST 2014 from (72.213.210.175)

Posted by:

Johnny Z

Subject: Concert with the Cates Bros '83? '84?

Can anyone tell me the date of my second Band concert (post Robbie, with the Cates, without Levon (ill) in Destin, FL and a place called Nightown? I'll never forget Rick on a stool singing "Unfaithful Servant" with Richard on piano. I just don't know what the date was, or even the year.


Entered at Thu Jun 19 20:30:06 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yes Bill M...In praise of Levon and The Hawks!!
I only have Levon and The Hawks Old Shoes recording. I still can't believe how Crabby and I were listening to The Hawks in Port Dover 1964 and said....nope.....terrible sound and didn't buy boot!

Levon And The Hawks - 1965-06-05 - Dallas
Levon And The Hawks
June 5th 1965
Dallas TX

In praise of the fantastic football (soccer) playing of the FIFA World Cup!!!!
I love how the players shake hands before each match....and although they trip each other up they mostly help each other back up. Yesterday's game however....Camaroon players fighting each other......not cool.

Garth and Maud show post is not new news but a reminder post to all out in Cali.


Entered at Thu Jun 19 18:32:23 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

BEG: Thanks for that fabulous link (repeated here) to all that Levon and the Hawks stuff. Wow! Much of it's totally new to me.

One thing that isn't is "What A Party" from Ronnie Hawkins' "Mojo Man" LP, his last for Roulette in the mid-'60s. Because there's so little guitar, and no lead, and Levon's not singing full-blast, I'm thinking that Levon's vocal was a placeholder, to be overdubbed later by Ronnie Hawkins - and that Robbie would have overdubbed some lead guitar work at the same time.


Entered at Thu Jun 19 17:26:16 CEST 2014 from (97.65.4.203)

Posted by:

Pete Vinyl

Browsing used record stores in the USA throws up a major difference. The vast majority of 45s are in new plain white sleeves or just in plastic bags. I'd put the percentage in company sleeves at little more than 10 - 15%. In Britain, the correct sleeve is an intrinsic part of a "mint" or "excellent" record. I've picked up so many iconic American 45s only to look and see them badly scuffed and worn to a degree where many British shops would discard them.

In Britain most 45s are in company sleeves, although at least half will be the wrong company and another 20% the wrong era for the company. So most British buyers kept discs in sleeves, even if they didn't match them. The answer came in Graceland. Elvis's 45 collection is there in three long rows in racks, all stored without sleeves. I have asked a few store owners, and I conclude that in the 50s and 60s, in relative terms to income, 45s were much cheaper in the USA, and so regarded as more disposable. Keeping records in sleeves stops them scuffing and scratching against each other. I spent an hour in one store cross checking, and nearly always discs still in the right company sleeves were in much better condition.

Am I right in concluding that 45s were less often stored in sleees in America?


Entered at Thu Jun 19 15:20:26 CEST 2014 from (97.65.4.203)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Al. Late 1961 / 1962 throws up all sorts of rarities as EMI and Pye were reorganzing their labels, and several records were pressed up on different labels. The main change was EMI scrapping Top Rank and starting Stateside, and discs appear on both. Also some EMI-Columbia blues and soul artists got shifted to Stateside.

Decca to Stateside is unusual for Darrel Banks, but EMI were trying to "poach" US labels that Decca had deals with, so it all sounds plausible to me. that something could be pressed then they could find the deal had shifted. It is though unusual for a London disc to be an inferior copy … collectors reckon London are the best pressings up to 1963 or 1964. There are also missing numbers in London catalogue lists.

That's more than most people want to know!


Entered at Thu Jun 19 14:19:42 CEST 2014 from (77.102.201.158)

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Holy Grail of Northern Soul music found alive and well

Great story [linked] for all the avid record collectors on here including Pete Vinyl!!!

:-0)


Entered at Thu Jun 19 10:52:57 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yes it's a blitz on Garth today!!

GARTH HUDSON (THE BAND . THE LAST WALTZ) FEATURING SISTER MAUD HUDSON

The 19th Annual Kate Wolf Festival 2014
June 27-29
Beautiful Black Oak Ranch
Laytonville, CA


Entered at Thu Jun 19 10:46:21 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

David Bray with Garth Hudson and Garth on accordion


Entered at Thu Jun 19 10:43:16 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Trading Secret Hand Signals with Garth Hudson...Charlie Steiner Photo 14


Entered at Thu Jun 19 10:39:08 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson...Young Town Museum


Entered at Thu Jun 19 10:38:04 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Neil Young recording with Garth Hudson and The Sadies


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson and Richard Barone photo by Mick Rock


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson...2011


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth Hudson...Jason Creps Photography


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Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Horace Silver

RIP


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon and The Hawks...including composing-tape, outtakes, song sketches and instrumentals.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Many thanks to ellind90 for many Levon and The Hawks to The Band shows all found in one link. Keep loading and loading......


Entered at Wed Jun 18 05:38:17 CEST 2014 from (99.115.145.68)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Mavis on TLW's The Weight


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Posted by:

Peter V

Wonderful day in Oxford culminating in rocking chairs on the porch listening to the birdsong and watching the fireflies as the sunset. I was told for years this was one of the most quintessential American towns and it is true. Food is glorious, people incredibly friendly. The magic of the South.


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Posted by:

Pat B

I believe the MFBP novella was optioned, but Robert Pattinson does not have anything like it scheduled--and his projects extend into 2016.


Entered at Wed Jun 18 00:25:57 CEST 2014 from (75.44.120.252)

Posted by:

Peter V

Location: Oxford, Mississippi today

Subject: Band movie

We discussed this often, with me saying 'don't cast looks likes.' The people we selected first time we discussed it are now too old!

I would be looking at Inside Llewyn Davis and thinking, Oscar Isaacs and Justin Timberlake can both sing and are both very good at acting. Oscar for Richard because he does also look alike with a beard. Justin for either Rick or Robbie.


Entered at Tue Jun 17 22:04:11 CEST 2014 from (96.232.159.74)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Robbie ihro

or those not on Facebook . Robbie has now put up lyrics on his Webpage. He also said he has finished Chapter 13 on his book.


Entered at Tue Jun 17 21:51:25 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Androgynous vampireboy Robert Pattinson wants to bring his limited skills to a bio pic about The Band. Velvet Roper thinks he wants to play Rick Danko but would Pattinson be happy playing anyone but the beautiful Robbie Robertson? Of course we’d love to see a film about The Band but with Robert Pattinson as a lead? It’s like finding out you won a trip to Hawaii but the jet was being flown by a drunk monkey."


Entered at Tue Jun 17 21:48:23 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Amidst all the headlines and heartbreaks, British actor Robert Pattinson is set to star in a biopic about the legendary rock band, the Band. Nothing has been confirmed about which member he’ll play but judging by his “star” role, I’m sure Robbie Robertson will have Pattinson playing himself. The Band has an incredible history and they’re often cited as a main influence for many bands today, which position this movie to be as enticing as their 1978 farewell concert documentary, The Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese.

As soon as all the dust from love affairs clear in Pattinson’s personal life, we look forward to hearing more about the production of the film about the 4 rock legends from Canada and the sweetest voice and backbeat south of the Mason-Dixon Line."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Probably news from a couple of years ago.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Mike D, is that something new or is that from a couple of years ago.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Band movie

I have been hearing about the movie for quite some time, I hope it's not another "Bacon Fat...


Entered at Tue Jun 17 18:45:57 CEST 2014 from (129.42.208.183)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley NY

Subject: Avalon Archives

Hey Mike D, do you work with Ned on the Avalon Archives? You should post that great video of Ned walking through the rooms showing all the great musical treasures he's accumulated. I think everyone here would be interested. Ned is one of the best!


Entered at Tue Jun 17 18:32:34 CEST 2014 from (67.86.250.240)

Posted by:

Mike D.

Location: Avalon Archives Museum -Brewster NY

Subject: The Band Movie being produced

A new movie about The Band is in the works. According to IndieWire Robert Pattinson from the "Twilight" film will be playing Robbie Robertson."The script is about the nature of song writing." I pray that the Plot represents the Collective Nature of the creativity of Lee, Ricky, Richard, Garth and Robbie in creating their music. We do not want another full length altered version. Long Live The Band.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Ian W: It'll be difficult to comply with your request, but I'll do my best.

Joe J: How goes the flow of provincial politics in your part of the world these days? A drunkard's stream, I'd say.


Entered at Mon Jun 16 22:27:39 CEST 2014 from (67.84.78.153)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Jed, i;vd been fortunate to see Kortchmar in a tiny room in NYC several times. With a killer band. Jonny Rosch on keys. The incomparable Brooklyn Bred Neil Jason on bass, Shawn Pelton on drums. Rosch and Kortchamr on vocals. Four hours of playing spread out over 5 or so hours, and to a room of anywhere bewteen 30 and 50 people. Playing their asses off and having a ball. Kortchmar is one bad ass guitar player. He's The Jewish guitar player version of Al Pacino, which is essentially the same as the Italian actor version of Danny Kortchmar, who is Al PAcino.


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Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Tour 74 - Richard and Robbie - no toilet jokes, please

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HfpuzR1Y-54/TT89zoW4aPI/AAAAAAAABp0/IYyVNNIjgZQ/Manuel%20Robertson%201974_thumb%5B1%5D.jpg?imgmax=800


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Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: And another


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Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Watkins Glen photo

I suspect this is known by most GB-ers but not by me, so here it is, just in case:

http://www.robbie-robertson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Watkins-Band-2.jpg


Entered at Mon Jun 16 19:00:36 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Back to the Barn/Santana at Bethel

Spent a long weekend in Woodstock.Saturday night went back to the Barn for the first time since Levon passed to hear/see Jim Weider,Danny Kortchmar,and G.E. Smith do a night of telecaster music.Smallish crowd,but enthusiastic.I'm a big fan of Weiders playing and was surprised that the player with the best tone and most inventive leads was Kortchmar.The real highlight was Brian Mitchell on keys/vocals.On Sunday night we went to see/hear Santana at Bethel Woods-other than the small hassle of getting out of the parking lots the venue is beautiful and the sound is outstanding(last saw Dylan there).Santana put on a relatively short show but was mesmerizing.Enough can't be said about the quality of his playing.It was just so special.His band is world class and the percussion section is amazing.A very spiritual and thrilling evening at the old festival site!


Entered at Mon Jun 16 15:15:11 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Photo of Rick Danko poster I bought (smaller version) in Simcoe, Ontario for his Tribute. This poster myesteriously just......disappeared while trying to make a copy for Bonk. Sorry, I don't have the time to edit and enhance photo. I did see this photo on another site...another Rick Danko fan.


Entered at Mon Jun 16 14:55:15 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rick Danko Complete Songs Live at Tin Angel as well as many other recordings to check out.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I took a picture of the Kookamonga burger billboard outside. I think it must take the record from the "Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas which competes with similar fare, and only sells "high tar cigarettes" to go with it.


Entered at Mon Jun 16 14:50:05 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Kooky Canuck Restaurant opened in 2005 in Memphis, TN. It is a family business owned by Shawn and Lana Danko. Its original name was the Big Foot Lodge. In 2008, a California-based restaurant ownership filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Danko's claiming that their concept of the log cabin design and a large Sasquatch statue were inappropriately used. To settle the lawsuit, Shawn and Lana Danko changed the name to Kooky Canuck.

The restaurant is located in downtown Memphis directly across the street from the Peabody Hotel.

Kookamonga Burger[edit] Kooky Canuck serves an especially large hamburger named the Kookamonga Burger; it provides 12,387 calories with 266.8g of fat. The Kookamonga Burger is 4 pounds (1.8 kg) of ground chuck, two pounds of their custom bun, and one and a half pounds of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and cheese, totaling seven and a half pounds. It takes about 60 minutes to cook.

As of November 20, 2011, 3235 attempts to fully consume one had been made. Eight individuals had eaten 11 burgers in under 60 minutes. The restaurant did not charge the successful eaters.[citation needed] Kooky Canuck was featured on a segment of the TV program Man v. Food. Adam Richman, the host, unsuccessfully attempted the challenge."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Seen in Memphis. "The Kooky Canuck" restaurant, "home of the four pound Kookamunga Burger." Above this Canadian restaurant is a huge banner with "Thanks for 9 Years - The Dankos."

Any relation?


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Posted by:

joe j

Sun's out. Life is good. Sunday drive around the islands with the missus with Jeff Newsome on the tape deck. Mussels and fish and chips at Sansome's Wharf.

Thinking of me own Dad. Fifty years a fisherman in a small open boat. Couldn't swim a stroke. Thick accent, would add and drop his aitches like "H'ime 'avin h'a drop h'of H'oil h'of H'Islay h'at 'ome.".

Probably wasn't a tape deck either.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Joyce Cobb

Third Riverboat review added: Joyce Cobb, the "Queen of Beale Street."


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Posted by:

glenn t

Subject: HAPPY DAD'S DAY!

Happy Father's Day to all the parents out there in GB land!


Entered at Sun Jun 15 16:55:53 CEST 2014 from (198.0.30.146)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Platters

The Platters added too. Being next to Beale Street the drums only stop at 2 a.m. so reviews pass the time!


Entered at Sun Jun 15 16:51:57 CEST 2014 from (198.0.30.146)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Preston Shannon

Review of Preston Shannon added see link.


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Posted by:

Rod

Peter, you have to do an extended article when you get back to Old Blighty.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto
Web: My link

Peter V: Thanks for the field reports. Are you a battlefields person? They remind me too much of what people can do.

Carmen: Thanks - interesting.

Link is to an obscure local LP with a '69 cover of UoCC. Group leader had previously led Ernie Lyons and the Luv-Lites, with future Hawkins / Seatreain / Alison Krause drummer Larry Atamanuik.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Gospel in West Helena

Peter, thanks for that, sounds marvelous. Your description reminds me of the second verse of Robbie's Straight Down the Line...wonder if he based it on a similar (true) experience from that area? Will be interested to know how the concert CD you picked up works out.


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Posted by:

Carmen

Location: pa
Web: My link

Subject: Arter Barron Amphitheater Washington DC July 17th CD - Import

Found this on CD Universe


Entered at Sun Jun 15 03:48:00 CEST 2014 from (198.0.30.146)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: What a difference a day makes …

Odd. Friday night Beale Street seemed white conventioners and students swilling beer and awful. Saturday night seems large groups of African Americans dancing and it felt great … though we have retreated early. And one of the bands had a John Lee Hooker boogie going as a change from the interminable plodding B.B. King sound. I retract!


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Posted by:

Peter V

See the Link Wray Toppermost (I can't do links off my iPad) for Mordicai Jones.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: mordecai jones

Those of you who have Wray's 'Three Track Shack' should give another listen to 'Mordecai Jones' the probably overlooked of the three albums on this collection. This one may not have the highlights of the first two and it's not Wray singing (not a bad thing) but it takes the whole Indian/gospel thing as far as it's ever gone.

Anyway it's mid June but the temps still in single digits (plus) and the harbour is again full of ice including several massive bergs. What I would really like is to be able to have a dram on my back deck in my t-shirt. I want to be warm.



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Posted by:

Peter V

Pat, just finished reading "Confederates in The Attic" on the boat, so Shiloh is on my mind. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down gets two mentions in the book. Sun Studio was a much better tour than I'd expected. Fascinating to see they had "new but unsold since manufacture" copies of High School Confidential, probably the first picture sleeve 45 in the UK. It's $120 at Sun, and they must have 25 or 30 copies … obviously old.


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Posted by:

BWNWITenn

NWC, that Dylan guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He's a Yankee.

Shiloh is nice. For Civil War history, Carnton Plantation outside Nashville is very nice, and emotionally affecting, if you get a good tour guide, at least.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Peter V, stop at the Shiloh battlefield. One of the most pristine Civil War sites in the country. You aren't far.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gospel in West Helena

Here you are …

It was part of the "Gospel and Blues Tour" from the steamboat. Two coachloads of forty-two. We stopped outside the African-American Baptist Church in West Helena, Arkansas, and as we went in the choir were all singing. About sixteen local people, no gowns, but mostly people had on something red to look uniform. Some had kids with them. A fantastic drummer and keyboard player, and how nice to see a 19th century wooden church with a Lesley Speaker next to the pulpit.

I felt kind of voyeuristic at first, in that we were tourists with cameras, 95% white, being performed to in someone's community. But the pastor greeted us all with such enthusiasm, and said people had taken time out from their lives and jobs to sing for us. I guess the cruise line made a good contribution to church funds, plus there was a collection and we all must have bought a CD of a previous concert.

As soon as the second song started and we all started clapping hands it was all dispelled. There were three lead singers, and the main one had the most powerful deep, rich soul delivery I have ever heard. Great powerful drumming too, and the keyboard emphasizing the bass line. They switched vocalists, but then three numbers in the first vocalist came down to the floor with four singers. She did an improvised Amazing Grace, almost jazz gospel with such raucous power then four angelic voices behind. We were transfixed. Another change of singer had everyone on their feet clapping and swaying. One very elderly guy on a Zimmer frame insisted on being helped to his feet to sway and clap with the pastor beaming at him.

I can't wait to get home and put the CD on. It was so good to see the musical wealth of West Helena at first hand. No wonder Levon Helm knew how to sing with soul.


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Posted by:

Peter V

We liked the Elvis personally tacky: the jungle room and the three TVs and the cars, and you have to see it. And we felt kind of moved watching the videos and walking through the meditation garden. But we didn't like waiting an hour to get on the bus across the street, and the whole industry surrounding the place was tacky in a crappy way. Why no vinyl in the gift stores? They had plenty of new vinyl on Beale Street. The piles of crap to Saint Elvis. Everyone we spoke to had him tipping everyone in every restaurant he ever went in with Cadillacs. His generosity was well-known and on a huge scale, but it has turned into the Miracle of the Loaves and the Cadillacs for the five thousand.

Mrs V described Beale Street as a kind of Disney "Main Street USA" for drunks. The music was generic. Worse, is the hotel (a Westin) has no laundry service on weekends and we had planned New Orleans, River cruise, get everything washed in Memphis for the second part. Whereas today is shopping for socks and boxer shorts.


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Posted by:

Kerrin

Web: My link

Subject: Peter V

Graceland may be tacky, but you wouldn't consider visiting Memphis without seeing it, would you? As always, there is a connection: At a recent Graceland exhibit a familiar instrument appeared, conflicting reports say it is from a) Elvis' upstairs office, or b) his Beverly Hills residence.


Entered at Sat Jun 14 12:48:13 CEST 2014 from (83.249.133.254)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Oxford Town

Former gb regular Tenn says: "Oxford Town is a nice little town." Former gb lurker Bob Dylan says: "Oxford Town, Oxford Town, ev'rybody's got their heads bowed down. The sun don 't shine above the ground. Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford Town."

Who can you trust? (Or maybe it is not the same Oxford Town?)


Entered at Sat Jun 14 12:35:39 CEST 2014 from (83.249.133.254)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Peter V's tour

Peter V seems to do _the_ trip we always dreamed to do ( Appalachians included, but we'll wait and see, maybe Peter will sing soon: "One hand around my babe and one hand around a whisky keg in Bowling Green, oh good ol' Bowling Green!".- According to his reports I am satisfied that we never did the trip. We quit our jobs for eighteen months and went to San Francisco with flowers in our hair instead. It was on Clinton-era before gb.


Entered at Sat Jun 14 09:12:31 CEST 2014 from (74.179.56.51)

Posted by:

BWNWITenn

Ha, yeah, well, that's Memphis for you. You can take some souvenir pictures of the armed guards they have in all the grocery stores. The word on the street is that you have to get some ribs at the Rendezvous, although the true necessity of that is debatable. I'd suggest checking out the Overton Park band shell, where Elvis made his first public performance, and all of the Memphis legends played at one point. Not much to see, but it has some history, and there's a decent zoo next to it. If you have a curious sense of history, the former pharmacy where Elvis got most of his prescriptions filled is a few blocks away at 1737 Madison Ave., and Dr. Nick's old office is still there right across the street. Sun Studios, of course, is a must-see, even though there's not much to it. There's a pretty nice history museum on Mud Island that's worth checking out. And the Pink Palace is, well, a way to kill some time. Memphis does make some pretty good sunsets, you have to give them credit for that. Maybe see if you can get on the roof patio of the Peabody Hotel and watch the sun set over the Mississippi. If you get truly bored, I thought Hot Springs, AR was pretty nice for outdoors activities, altough I was only there briefly.

Oxford is a nice little town. I assume you're going to Faulkner's house and grave, and Square Books. Check out the big white house a few blocks away that was supposedly his inspiration for the Compson house. I thought the Ajax Diner on the square was a fantastic meat and three, for a good Southern meal.

Let me know when you're in town, maybe we can say hello. My junk address for spam and deranged former Band associates is tennmichaels at hotmail dot com.


Entered at Sat Jun 14 05:01:06 CEST 2014 from (198.0.30.146)

Posted by:

Peter V

We are heading via Oxford to Nashville. We are extremely under-impressed with Memphis … just closed stores everywhere. Empty shop windows abound. Graceland is the tackiest thing I've ever seen. Stax is a total fake. Beale Street is (a) very short compared to Bourbon Street and (b) all three bands as we walked past were tedious B.B. King imitators. I always found B.B. King extremely dull compared to Muddy Waters or Howling Wolf on one hand, or soul on the other. We're really regretting booking three nights in Memphis. Just had one of the worst meals I've seen. We left it on the plate.

My conclusion so far is that it's a dump, though the people are universally friendly and polite.I'm reminded that all those blues greats got out and went to Chicago!


Entered at Sat Jun 14 04:47:30 CEST 2014 from (66.87.153.172)

Posted by:

BWNWITenn

Peter, are you heading over to Nashville?

Jeff, regardless of whatever one might think of Don Henley, he's fairly knowledgeable about his rights, for an artist, and has stood up for them admirably over the years on behalf of himself and other artists.


Entered at Sat Jun 14 03:03:48 CEST 2014 from (98.66.251.61)

Posted by:

Mike C

Subject: December '71

I saw the boys at the Baltimore Civic Center in December of 1971 (don't know the exact date). It was the 4th time around for me seeing them & there are two things that stand out in my memory about the show. It was not a sellout which was surprising to me then, & it was the first time I noticed some issues with Richard's voice. He was fairly strong in the first part of the show, but gradually grew more hoarse as the evening progressed.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 22:47:00 CEST 2014 from (162.213.113.107)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: The Band Band

For those around Philly


Entered at Fri Jun 13 21:20:40 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Ian W piqued a thought. Checking out the tour history of the OQ it becomes obvious that they really didn't play that much and most of it was in the Northeast, Canada, and occasionally in CA. I can see why they were perceived as a local NY phenomenon.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 18:51:02 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Still filing - Nov 65 item

Report on the 6 Nov 65 Dylan show contains the following:

"LEVON & the HAWKS: strong staccato bass; organ and piano blurring into one complete whole; shrill harp and guitar rising above. WOW."


Entered at Fri Jun 13 18:17:33 CEST 2014 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Peter, would love to hear more about that gospel concert. Sounds like a special experience.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 18:08:33 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: A "flux" perhaps

Just after my last post, I had to file something away from 1965 and what should I turn the page to find but a copy of a letter from Robin Denselow while at university ("Feature writer on CHERWELL", the Oxford University newspaper) to Dylan's concert promoter Tito Burns requesting an interview with Dylan. The reply came from Dylan's P.R. suggesting he attend a press conference that was being organised.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 18:00:41 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Robbie interview in THE GUARDIAN - 1978

Still wading myself through some "stuff" I've had stored awhile and found an interview with Robbie to publicise THE LAST WALTZ.

"Long Goodbye" by Robin Denselow (THE GUARDIAN, 22 July 1978) if anyone cares to follow it up.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 16:04:03 CEST 2014 from (50.130.43.135)

Posted by:

Peter V

Just landed in Memphis and though not in the pouring rain, it will be soon. Yesterday the 'blues' tour took in a Baptist church in West Helena with a 30 minute gospel concert which is among the ten best musical experiences of my entire life - all local choir raising funds for the church.

They managed to mention Levon 'a film actor and singer' who lived there at Cotton Scratch. I was the know it all who put up my hand and said 'Turkey Scratch.' They did not mention Sonny Boy nor King Biscuit.

The 'authentic delta blues show' in Clarkesdale was a white guy playing such authentic blues as Blue Suede Shoes, Stand By Me, and Red house!

But then last night was Joyce Cobb who was fantastic. I will review!


Entered at Fri Jun 13 15:57:35 CEST 2014 from (50.130.43.135)

Posted by:

Peter V

My old drama tutor used to say ' Shakespeare was not written by William Shakespeare, but by another person who was also called William Shakespeare and who was also born in Stratford upon Avon.'

Bill bryson's book correctly rubbishes all the ludicrous anti-Stratfordian arguments.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 13:51:57 CEST 2014 from (83.249.133.254)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Who wrote Shakespeare's plays?

The average gber may ask: "Has NWC drunk too much vodka for not to know where he is posting this to?" The answer is "no". This is mainly to cure Peter V's homesickness.

I listened to an English literature scientist the other week in the local University. He was a "stratfordian". He made his opponents, "anti-stratfordians", laughable. It made our eternal issue (What did Levon Helm wrote?) easier to understand. The argument from both sides was pretty the same. My message is simple: posters from British Commonwealth must have easier to deal with this kind of controversy.

Footnote: I am a "stratfordian", crucify me.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 12:13:34 CEST 2014 from (105.224.250.133)

Posted by:

Andre Priem

Location: South Africa

Subject: General

Hi RTO could you please send me your Email address as I have some more questions re your band with Brinsley Schwarz My email address is apriem@telkomsa.net


Entered at Fri Jun 13 08:59:35 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Pat B you may well be right but there are too many to choose from.

Ian W sounds like you are uncovering some great stuff. Interesting about the poor ticket sales in 71. I wonder if that is why they didn't tour for a while.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 02:33:05 CEST 2014 from (99.115.145.68)

Posted by:

Pat B

Stan L, definitely some overdubs but GH only orchestrated his original solo. No edits. The raw track is online somewhere, maybe Wolfgang's Vault, and the comparison is instructive.


Entered at Fri Jun 13 00:05:00 CEST 2014 from (174.116.191.169)

Posted by:

Stan L

Location: Toronto

Subject: Garth - stage fright BTF

Pat B I most certainly agree ... I always thought that some of it might have been added after the fact in the studio... Then again we're talking about the best keyboard man in rock history so maybe I'm wrong.. His solo in the middle of the song is nothing to sneeze at either.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 22:07:04 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

The opening keyboard statement on Stage Fright from BTF is a peak Garth moment.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 21:26:44 CEST 2014 from (66.169.14.21)

Posted by:

Jimmy Nelson

Web: My link

Subject: Garth Hudson's best ever?

Was this Garth Hudson's single best performance ever on a Band track? I tend to agree ...


Entered at Thu Jun 12 17:54:21 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Another snippet

Please forgive my ignorance but I'm not sure off-hand whether this is well-known or not (and I don't have the time to divert and check it out).

A snippet in MELODY MAKER for 8 September 1979 gives "more on the Ronnie Hawkins album mentioned in this column recently". It says that three of the songs will be "My Babe", "Sick & Tired" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky", that "Robbie Robertson was responsible for two of the songs" and that there may be some Dylan material. It also says that James Burton shares lead guitar with Robbie and that Paul Butterfield plays harp.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 14:39:52 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.130)

Posted by:

Bill M

Ian W: Thanks for almost singlehandedly rousing us from our collective snooze. I, a veteran, am impressed, so our new chum from Jakarta must be over the moon.

Interesting about the touring troubles of late '71 - a situation that does not reflect well on the concert-going masses of the time. Some internal stuff too: if Grossman wasn't making the business decisions, who was?


Entered at Thu Jun 12 14:22:30 CEST 2014 from (63.110.126.131)

Posted by:

Peter v

Just waiting for the boat to dock in Helena. No mention of Sonny Boy or King Biscuit in any of the literature on it.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 11:03:06 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Another ancient item in the file

I have come across a 1976 newspaper advert for "The Sunday Break II", part of "Lake Austin Labor Day Weekend, Sept.5". The performers are: The Band, Chicago, England Dan/John Coley, Firefall, Fleetwood Mac and The Steve Miller Band.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 07:57:34 CEST 2014 from (67.87.216.107)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: I agree with Don Henley

Intellectual Property is totally endangered in this new world. This short article about Henley and the Eagles recent experiences is an unfortunate but important read.


Entered at Thu Jun 12 02:01:09 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: "Danko's On The Loose!"

Still trying to sort some old articles and I came across this one:-

"Danko's On The Loose!" by Radio Pete ROCKET, July 1978 (pp 73 and 84)

It has some interview quotes from an interview with "Radio Pete".

There's a photo of Rick with Leo Sayer, The Hawk and four others.

Can anyone twll me anything about this?


Entered at Thu Jun 12 00:53:31 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Band shows in 1971

In the 6 January 1972 issue of ROLLING STONE, which was printed on 14 December 1971 and also contains a Ralph Gleason article on The Band, there is an entry in the RANDOM NOTES column.

In summary: The Band was not selling well. Boston Gardens was two-thirds empty and Philadelphia was considered a good date at half full. As The Band promoted the tour themselves, they were losing money. It is said their audience don't like big venues and manager Grodssman wants them to play smaller venues.


Entered at Wed Jun 11 22:23:48 CEST 2014 from (76.69.139.175)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Silence

The silence is deafening! Perhaps we should be discussing the new music from Felice Brothers and Jack White.

We saw Destroyer (Dan Behar) late in May 2014 in Victoria and once again he was excellent. Highly regarded by us and by the critics. Check him out. I think I'll do a Toppermost on him.


Entered at Tue Jun 10 15:38:58 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Subject: Daniel Lanois

There's a big tribute to Lanois show here this evening (Emmylou Harris, Wainwrights, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Peter Gabriel it seems, ...) Here's a link to an article in today's paper about him and the event. Interesting that Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene cites Parachute Club's "Rise Up" as the place to go to hear what became Lanois signature sound.


Entered at Mon Jun 9 23:50:34 CEST 2014 from (192.0.208.216)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Guestbook get together

Finally got to meet BEG and friends Saturday night at the old Dominion Hotel in lower Cabbagetown where Paul James was playing. She's an absolutely great lady whose energy rubs off on everyone. I think I'm on information overload! Man, did we get up to some fun. (but what happens in Cabbagetown, stays in Cabbagetown!)


Entered at Mon Jun 9 15:36:19 CEST 2014 from (63.110.126.131)

Posted by:

Peter v

Location: Just south of Natchez

Subject: Robert E Lee

Life on the Mississpi. Just looking at the old posters on the boat. One is of the 1870 race from New Orleans to St Louis, won by the Robert E Lee in a race against the steamboat Natchez. It was an event that had people lining up to watch. Five years after the war - And there goes the Robert E Lee.

The captain of the Robert E Lee was one William Cannon.

Also after the river lore lecture I now know the difference between a tow and a tug, and that a tow pushes, not pulls. Just saw a 48 barge tow.


Entered at Mon Jun 9 14:45:02 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: not the phil collins

As tipped by NWC, the Bob Dylan portrait pastels . . . .


Entered at Mon Jun 9 00:59:23 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.156)

Posted by:

Dr Thompson Gaba

Subject: Producers

Mr Rockin Chair: Stop calling me Baby!!


Entered at Mon Jun 9 00:17:16 CEST 2014 from (70.66.250.161)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: I put a spell on you........baby!

You better stop all the things that you do, You better stop all your foolin' 'round, I put a spell on you.........because yer mine.........


Entered at Sun Jun 8 19:36:32 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: handing with the turtles

Subject: Spectacle on Sky Arts

BEG, I first watched The Weight, then went to the other whole show link. I watched from the beginning at first, having forgotten about the introduction where Elvis C sings an explanation of the show's "build a band" concept, to the tune of Rag Mama Rag. I had limited time to watch the show and I got greedy. I tried to skip ahead to the song Tennessee Jed, remembering how cool it was with Larry Campbell on fiddle and Richard Thompson on guitar playing off each other. At that point I was penalized by the internet music thing of having the show stop, and make me sit through 5-6 commercials. When it came back on, it was the beginning of the show again. So, the next time out, I'll just have to watch it from the beginning, rather than looking for particular gems out of order. They appear to have found a way to make you pay the freight for this one. I used to have the show on my DVR, but lost it when we changed cable suppliers, so, having to abide by this inconvenience is a small price to pay. Once again, thanks for for your dogged efforts in finding gems like this. You truly enrich "this thang of ours" with your finds.


Entered at Sun Jun 8 10:12:36 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

I prefer TLW version of Coyote to the original. As good a player as Jaco was he tended to over play at times. Maybe that was is brief though. Joni's performance is almost identical. It is one of my favourite "guest" songs.


Entered at Sun Jun 8 07:10:56 CEST 2014 from (173.3.49.170)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: King Crimson Tour

See the link


Entered at Sun Jun 8 02:21:09 CEST 2014 from (125.2.203.117)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Joni

Peter: Coyote turned out OK, but anyone who had heard her album version can imagine how many compromises she must have made, in her mind, to her original freeform vision. The Band's version was a necessarily conservative effort, elevated - saved, even - by Garth's detailed and descriptive organ/synth parts. However, these were crafted months later in Geordie Hormel's home studio, I don't think any of Garth's original tracks are discernible in that particular song. Shadows and Light was under-rehearsed, and Furry included only Robbie and Neil Young. Agreed, a very strange set by someone asking for trouble, considering the rehearsal schedule, and thinking she would look clever. Still casting a retrospective vote for Raised on Robbery...


Entered at Sat Jun 7 19:56:25 CEST 2014 from (83.249.143.62)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Ooops!

Sorry, made with _pastel_, not painted.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 19:51:01 CEST 2014 from (83.249.143.62)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Bob Dylan as a painter

Finally, FINALLY, I have seen something which other gbers (propably and hopefully) haven't: Levon's portrait painted by Bob Dylan. Not bad, huh? - Dylan is showing his 'Face value series' (character sketches representing different emotions and attitudes) in Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. Real and unreal faces, just like in his music. Fictive titles and names on characters. "Levon's" title was 'Blue in the face', looking sideways, angry eyes, colour setting familiar from Brown album: grey, brown and black.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 19:38:04 CEST 2014 from (66.210.226.154)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Joni

Levon was right when he commented that Joni killed the momentum of the show at TLW and that Van brought it back on track. You can hear it on the complete show, and frankly the two songs apart from Coyote were dire. I don't think The Band did manage to back her properly apart from Coyote which was fantastic and probably the one they worked on.

Wasn't the three songs to equate her with Dylan? In which case, her ego was at fault. Her choices were deeply misguided as I have said many times. Basically it was a day for Big Yellow Taxi and Coyote and get off. If not Big yellow Taxi, it had to be Chelsea Morning or Both Sides Now.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 15:54:33 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

OUCH Kerrin..."Seated in the center of the studio alongside Richard and facing Robbie, Joni Mitchell was rehearsing the three tunes she'd chosen to play at The Last Waltz. She picked at the strings with the smooth, effortless confidence that has made her so good that many musicians don't want to play with her; their fear is that, in the company of Mitchell and her satin accuracy, they'll sound sloppy.

The Band intended to back Joni as she'd seldom been backed before. To guarantee their success, they had composer/musicologist John Simon sit alone in a corner of the studio and transcribe the session onto sheets of paper. He'd later compose arrangements that would bridge any gaps, cancel any flaws. He'd also write in parts for a horn section.

The rehearsal lasted three hours, with Joni leaving unconvinced that The Band could play behind her properly. But by the time she returned for a second session on Monday night, John Simon had already written and rehearsed his musical arrangements with The Band. They played her music brilliantly, following her lead, maintaining her sound."

You're so welcome Peter M. Were you able to access the entire show that night or only the "The Weight"? I would watch Elvis' Spectacle every Friday night.

Reposting of DIGITAL ARCHIVES | Apr 14, 1978 | 12:25
Robbie Robertson, Martin Scorsese and The Last Waltz
The musician and the director explain how they got together to make a film about the final 1976 performance by The Band.

Haso...Why not very many female Band fans here and at some shows? I'm not really sure. I know at the Tribute for Rick Danko in Simcoe, Ontario there were just as many women as men. When I attended the Tribute for Rick Danko in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern......noooooooo.......hardly any women at all. As far as Guest Book sites......You have to have a thick skin because people can say anything they want behind a computer screen. It's interesting that some don't want to be seen in "real" life at all. I guess then the mystery will be gone.....fantasy really. If you want to make it real you have to meet in person. The posted video of Butch said it all when he said that they'd joke about how the Band brought the men but the Dead brought the women to their shows. Any thoughts from others here?

Last call for any Toronto posters who would like to meet up for dinner and Paul James at the Dominion. I'm looking forward to meeting Bonk from this site so that I can put a face to a name. The fact that he's lived in my hood will make things interesting....lol.....What is disappointing to me however is that after I saw the film "Belle" yesterday I went into a drug store to try and make a copy of the Rick Danko collage poster I bought in Simcoe for Bonk. There were problems with the machine and I didn't like the print for Bonk so I made a print of a wedding where I was a flower girl when I was around five or six years old. I left the store and then......I realized that my poster wasn't in my bag!!!!!!! I have no idea how it happened but my original poster is lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was keeping it to make a copy as well for Carol (Rick's friend and publicist) who is the finest Dankette ever. I have a photo of the original large signed poster but I no longer have my original smaller version of the Rick Danko collage poster. My partner suggested that I should go back to the store and see if they have any camera footage as some thought someone probably took the poster while all the commotion was going on. I tried to explain how much this poster meant to me and they didn't know who The Band or Rick Danko was until I sang a bit of "TW"...lol........Sorry Bonk I tried. :-((((((


Entered at Sat Jun 7 13:02:08 CEST 2014 from (125.2.203.117)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Rod

It's almost certain that The Weight, at least, was filmed. It's inclusion in the movie was so important that, having been unhappy with the concert take for reasons musical or technical, the soundstage version was filmed six months later. Levon mentioned that song in TWOF as coming too late in the show, and their voices were flogged and they weren't happy with the performance. I must admit, when TLW Special Edition DVD specifically says (of Jam 2) THIS IS THE ONLY ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE REMAINING or whatever the exact words were, I thought they were trying to throw fans off the scent. Leave us alone, don't even ask. Well, I agree with Rod, there has to be more.

Most of the major acts got two songs, Young, Clapton, Morrison etc. Joni probably had enough of an ego to ask for three, maybe even to demand it. I think it's odd that she was so insistent on promoting Hejira, her current offering, that something like Furry Sings The Blues was included but most of The Band were asked to take a breather. Even Coyote...the one Band connection, or the obvious one, was that Robbie had played on Raised on Robbery, which was a decent rocker with much radio success. Why she couldn't play that I don't know, and other things like Free Man In Paris come to mind as suiting The Band's accompaniment. Instead she apparently "expressed concern" that they were not up to interpreting her latest jazz-rock explorations. I love Joni, but frankly at that time I think she had her head up her own arse insisting that everyone applaud her artistic superiority.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 11:58:31 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: The Turtle Pond

Subject: Huge thanks BEG !

Angie, your posting of Spectacle brought back so many memories for me. It was our 25th anniversary, a week spent in NYC, the most vibrant city on the planet. The tickets for the show were a surprise for the woman I've loved since 1969, and almost didn't happen. I'd registered for them on the net, but couldn't print them in New York on our tablet computer. Someone from the production company took pity on me and let us in nonetheless. We're hardcore fans of Nick Lowe and Richard Thompson, and it was a hoot to see them all honor Lee in such fashion that night. Elvis C was charming, Allen Toussaint was his elegant self, telling the story of writing the Rock of Ages charts (twice!!). And we got to see Steve Buscemi getting choked up over Levon's accomplishments in one of the front rows. The performance was Spectacular with Larry holding down all the details. Love for Levon was indeed in the air that night. I SO appreciate the link, allowing us to re-experience such a monumental night! Your dogged persistence is impressive. Thanks, luv.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 09:32:55 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: TLW

Just been listening to the Rhino re-issue of TLW box set tonight. It made me think of a comment by Martin Scorsese in the DVD re-release. He said that there were certain songs that had to be filmed. I'm thinking that The Weight, King Harvest, Carnival and maybe Driftwood. Stage Fright was probably important in the context of the film. Ophelia and The Shape I'm In maybe less so. I can understand why they chose what they did. Ophelia and Shape are better performances than the omitted songs. But failing technical issues wouldn't they have filmed the others? If so are there out takes available? Given that there seems to be stuff re-surfacing from The Festival Express surelt a professional operator like Scorsese would ensure the left overs were preserved "just in case"?

Also, why did Joni Mitchell get three songs - almost as many as Dylan? I like her songs but Neil Diamond had as much relevance to The Band as she did (ignoring friendships). Tin Pan Alley (Solitary Man, Red Red Wine.) There's an early song of his, Some Day Baby, that almost sounds like The Hawks are backing him.


Entered at Sat Jun 7 03:20:36 CEST 2014 from (99.141.57.210)

Posted by:

Adam

Jon-

saw Levon play "Kingfish" and 5 other ELECTRIC DIRT songs at the Chicago Theatre, June 2009, 2nd row. One of the greatest musical experiences of my life!


Entered at Sat Jun 7 02:29:40 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Geri Miller

Picking my way through some old files today, I came across something about Geri Miller, a dancer.

"My whole career started as one of those twisters at the Peppermint Lounge. I have photos of me with Ringo Starr, Alan Price, Lenny of the Dave Clark Five etc. I also have a photo of myself and another dancer in front of drums that say 'Levon Helm'. He played at the Peppermint and was known as 'Levon and the Hawks'. Now they are called The Band".


Entered at Fri Jun 6 21:06:37 CEST 2014 from (184.179.126.50)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Kingfish

The song hovered around The Band a while … as well as Dallas 1986, there's the New Orleans show from 1987 where they did Kingfish AND Louisiana 1927. Kingfish crops up again in Tokyo in 1994. It was odd that it was done so rarely- great song, it suited Levon's voice too.


Entered at Fri Jun 6 20:38:44 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

sadavid: And there there's Randy's "Short People" - no body and nobody. No buddy?


Entered at Fri Jun 6 16:44:03 CEST 2014 from (24.161.13.96)

Posted by:

Dennis

Location: West Saugerties

On January 6th, 1986, The Band was performing at the Hot and Cool Club down in Dallas, Texas. Listening to the show, Levon's a tad tipsy from New Year's toasting, and all the boys are fighting with the lighting crew to turn down the lights.

Levon gets carried away on The Kingfish and uses some words he may have come to regret at a later date.....the best Kingfish, sung by either Newman or Helm, I've yet heard.

SEBASTIAN, ADAM, et al, on my wish list would be one central repository for live recordings, legal or not, where world wide listeners could upload all the gems currently wasting away in damp cellars. Something long lasting, akin to Jim Weider's or the Grateful Dead Wiki archives


Entered at Fri Jun 6 16:25:16 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: it can't happen here

I never thought Levon's "Kingfish" sounded very ironic . . . I can imagine him being annoyed with R. Newman's condescension in e.g. "My Old Kentucky Home." Who was it suggested "The Crackers" as a band name?

Link to the song about O. Moseley.


Entered at Fri Jun 6 16:13:27 CEST 2014 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Kingfish

I adore Levon's version of Kingfish. Always wished I could have heard that one live; I'm sure he and his band would have killed it. There's a taste of him doing a stripped-down version in that Ain't In It For My Health clip (linked).

For me the tip-off about the song narrator's reliability is in the first verse... remember that he starts off ranting about the untrustworthiness of 'Frenchmen' before he even gets around to the subject of the song. Hard for me to hear an entirely straight reading of the rest once the stage has been set like that.


Entered at Fri Jun 6 15:24:02 CEST 2014 from (184.179.126.50)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: All The King's Men

Kingfish

We ate in a restaurant called Kingfish last night (I recommend it) and given the huge choice in New Orleans, it was the name that grabbed me. Big picture of 'The Kingfish' Huey Long on the wall. We were discussing the merits of Levon's version during the meal. Randy Newman is all about irony. Levon's version sounds straight and sincere because he has the perfect voice for it, which is, I guess, more ironic in acting the part of the singer / narrator even better than Newman. I annoyed people here years ago by asking whether Levon's version was ironic at all.

Huey Long was a major part of a politics option I took an appallingly long time ago, along with Father Coughlan, Oswald Moseley and Mussolini. There were parallels with Mussolini on the "introduced good roads" aspect and 'Robin Hood' aspect among others. The slant of the option was on why fascism failed to take off in the USA and UK. It's a mild surprise to see a Huey Long Expressway, so maybe the connotations are still positive here.

I'm typing with a very uncharacteristic hangover, not that I drank more than normal, but I drank California Chardonnay which I have avoided for years as 'instant hangover' provider along the lines of sake.


Entered at Fri Jun 6 14:31:20 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: green and pleasant land III


Entered at Fri Jun 6 12:47:33 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


Entered at Fri Jun 6 12:46:48 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

LEVON HELM – Drums

"The Band’s music seems both timeless and strange. I suppose you might call it simultaneously arcane and familiar. The precision songwriting was animated by five unique instrumentalists and inhabited by three remarkable vocalists.

All kinds of musicians have tried to take a similar approach; a few of them have shared the SPECTACLE stage. But no one I can think of ever released anything of equal results – though a lot of fine music was created in the attempt.

The Band’s music doesn’t acknowledge borders. Perhaps this explains how the work of a group containing four Ontarians came to be so identified with the American South.

Through the benefit of hindsight, it’s possible to see that a lot of The Band’s old world mischief and easy authority came from a son of Arkansas who sat at the drum chair.

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” – from The Band (1969)

This rightly famous performance contains just about everything that is great about The Band, framing Levon’s heartbreaking vocal with the superb commentary of his own rhythmic press rolls and military drum fills. Even though your head tells you that this was a record made in the second half of the 20th century, it also creates the illusion that this music could be beaming in from the era described in the lyric.

“Life Is A Carnival” – from Cahoots (1971)

While writing of my unique experience of sitting in at a snowbound “Midnight Ramble” show, I was trying to describe Levon’s playing. Words never really do justice to music, so the closest I could get to explaining the magical effect of Levon escaping a tight musical corner with a remarkable drum fill was by saying that he played, “Like a tap-dancer in a rapidly flooding room.”

During the SPECTACLE gathering, Allen Toussaint gives a pretty good account of the impact of hearing Levon’s idiosyncratic playing upon his superb horn arrangement for this track. The combined talents create a kind of funk that can’t be duplicated.

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” – from Electric Dirt (2009)

The first time I heard Levon’s rendition of Randy Newman’s great song, it seemed impossible that this version had not existed until now. It is an absolutely perfect song for Levon to sing.

Following the wonderful Dirt Farmer, this album is the rock ‘n’ roll record that I’ve wanted to hear from Levon since seeing him and Rick Danko playing at New York’s Lone Star Café in the 1980s.

Levon’s recovery from throat cancer brought an increased workload which has temporarily caused him to take a vocal rest. He only played drums on his SPECTACLE appearance – if it could ever be said that he only plays drums. No question, though: the vocal performances on “Kingfish” and throughout Electric Dirt are among the finest that he has ever put on tape. I hope that there are even more to come."


Entered at Fri Jun 6 12:41:05 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For those of you who missed the entire show with Elvis Costello and Levon try this link. It doesn't work in Canada but may in the States? Other countries?

Solomon: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed all the performers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year thanks to your link......and then it was removed. I was groovin, smilin', cryin', lovin' every moment. It was so special to see "Cat" perform as he is one of the few artists I never had the chance to see. It was a beautiful moment when he talked about his Swedish mom. I now really get Nirvana thanks to all the musicians who brought his work to life again such as Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and Lorde and.....I don't know the other performer? Now if Tom Morello can be Kiss' biggest cheerleader then there had to be something about Kiss.....The E Street Band......I miss their early work......There was an intensity and energy and innocense but I guess we all have to evolve.....somewhat. Thanks again Solomon as we don't have access to the US channel. The one time we were in Woodstock and I think one night we stayed in Colgate? We were able to see Robbie with B.B. King and Buddy Guy perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Anyway, even some of the acts that were inducted who I thought I would skip over.....nope...... :-D

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... series page at Hulu.com
Joining Elvis for this once in a lifetime jam session are his former record producer Nick Lowe on bass, legendary New Orleans producer/pianist Allen Toussaint, UK guitar giant Richard Thompson, and to complete his band, from The Band, drummer Levon Helm.

Capture date : 09-11-10
Publication date : 13-08-27
Duration : 49:31
Category : Music


Entered at Fri Jun 6 10:01:11 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

New Orleans and New York are two places I'd love to go - for the obvious reasons. Been to Paris and London and would like to revisit them as well.


Entered at Fri Jun 6 01:04:42 CEST 2014 from (184.179.126.50)

Posted by:

Peter V

Many thanks. We mentioned it in a store today and they said 'Wait till Mardi Gras. The Baptists are outsiide with crosses and bullhorns.'


Entered at Thu Jun 5 19:07:58 CEST 2014 from (67.167.98.19)

Posted by:

Tom G

Location: Oak Park, IL

Subject: Peter V/Bourbon St.

Peter, I'm a native New Orleanian (and GB lurker) and as far back as I can remember Bourbon St. has been a destination for fundamentalist Christians wanting to convert the heathens in their den of iniquity. I remember one guy very clearly who had the whole Jesus get-up on with beard, long hair, robe & crown of thorns who would stand silently with a sign saying "Repent!" I'm not sure if the guys you saw were of that ilk, but it's a good bet. It's part of what makes the Quarter interesting.


Entered at Thu Jun 5 15:02:34 CEST 2014 from (184.179.126.50)

Posted by:

Peter V

Location: In New Orleans
Web: My link

Short piece on Culture Shock in Bourbon Street, New Orleans on my blog … see link. The shock wasn't mine. Any theories on what was happening?


Entered at Wed Jun 4 21:44:30 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: green and pleasant land II


Entered at Wed Jun 4 15:46:24 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: green and pleasant land I


Entered at Wed Jun 4 12:54:18 CEST 2014 from (92.18.211.234)

Posted by:

Solomon

Web: My link

Subject: Sky Arts

I think the best and cheapest way to get Sky Arts is to pay £5 a month and stream ten Sky channels at nowtv.com. It looks like they decided to try and compete with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video with a similar monthly charge.

Above link - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony. I might give it a view tonight.

Roger - YES! I hail from this green and pleasant land.


Entered at Wed Jun 4 09:23:44 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Sky Arts

With apologies to those who know already, the link gives a bit of background about the Sky Arts channel.

For a while, there was a single Sky Arts channel covering the full spectrum of cultural content. With the split into Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2, the former now shows more popular "arts" content and the latter more "classical" content. Mostly, they broadcast existing material but, in more recent times, there has been some original content. too.


Entered at Wed Jun 4 02:15:23 CEST 2014 from (68.171.231.80)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

BEG: Nice catch, that Debbie Fleming stuff. Bill Cudmore, in one of the shots, later, as keyboardist / auxilliary saxist in Robbie Lane and the Disciples, replaced Garth on the Hawkins bandstand. Bill and Debbie's little New Toronto group also included singer Jay Smith, who was also a regular guest singer with Hawkins and our guys, and went on to be the main auxilliary vocalist in the version of the Hawks that replaced the Disciples - including Debbie's husband Gord, Sandy Konikoff, Bobby Starr (replaced by John Till), Buddy Cage for a time ...

JT: I saw Till (and Eugene 'Jay' Smith) at a birthday pary the other day. John confirmed that it was Richard Bell (and not Gord Fleming) on kb on Hawkins' nutso "Mary Jane". Produced by Brian Ahern with Bob Boucher (first Jesse Winchester LP) on bass, Till on gtr, Larry Atamanuik on drms, Richard 'King Biscuit Boy' Newell on harp.

BEG: a couple nights earlier I attended a tribute to reggae / R&B singer Jay Douglas, who recorded the first local Marley cover in '67. Got talking to a young trombonist - the Heavyweight Jazz Band - that Jay'd recorded with. Three days later the same guy wanders in to the place where the birthday party was. I say, basically, "Hi, are you gys playing?". He says no, he's rehearsing with a new side project a community brass band open to whoever. Half an hour later, we look over as we're leaving to see him inviting the trumpeter fromm the very early days of the Revols (with Richard Manuel and John Till) to feel free to join said community braSs band. And the beat goes on!!


Entered at Wed Jun 4 01:55:13 CEST 2014 from (86.160.31.40)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Sky and Spectacle

Right Peter M. Spectacle is the show. For Jed - Sky Arts is a Brit TV channel and they recycle the Elvis Costello series of Spectacle. I can't remember whether Peter M gave a date but I'd guess they we're made around 2008/9.


Entered at Tue Jun 3 22:08:45 CEST 2014 from (64.229.147.152)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Debbie & the Hawks

Great pix, Angie.


Entered at Tue Jun 3 18:34:47 CEST 2014 from (108.90.18.26)

Posted by:

Pat B

Peter M, fantastic. Great TV.


Entered at Tue Jun 3 18:27:27 CEST 2014 from (100.34.37.27)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: The Turtle Pond

Subject: Elvis Costello show

I'm not familiar with the name Sky Arts, but there was a series on cable called Spectacle. Sept 2009 my wife and I spent a week in NYC for our 25th anniversary. I surprised her with tickets for the taping of the show. It was taped at the Apollo Theater and Elvis Costello hosted and brought out various guests, adding them to the stage band. Levon was the focus of the show, as Nick Lowe came out, told Levon stories and played, followed by Richard Thompson. They spoke of The Band's influence on them. Allen Toussaint was persuaded to tell the story of writing the charts for the Rock of Ages show, losing them in a cab, and rewriting them. The finale was Ray LaMontaigne guesting on vocals for The Weight. The best part was watching Elvis and Levon confer for a moment, and then tell the audience that they were not quite satisfied with The Weight, could they do it again for take two? Carumba, a magical night.


Entered at Tue Jun 3 17:58:50 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: What is SKY ARTS 1 and where can it be found?


Entered at Tue Jun 3 17:31:55 CEST 2014 from (86.160.31.40)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Levon on SKY ARTS 1

Thanks Solomon. I've watched it before and keep a recording. It's great and Levon gets the respect he deserves. Someone from the GB was at the recording I believe but I can't remember who. Step forward please.

And Solomon - another Brit on the GB!?


Entered at Tue Jun 3 17:17:17 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Debbie Fleming

"Rock and Roll had just taken the world by storm when Debbie discovered her singing voice. She began singing with a small combo, The Starfires, while still in high school, which played the current hits for sock hops and church dances. She experienced an epiphany when she discovered the infectious grooves and funk of Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks (including Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, who later became The Band). Debbie began to be a featured guest singer with that band during matinees at Toronto’s Concord Tavern(now Long and McQuade). At that time, Ronnie Hawkins, recognizing her talent, asked her to go on the road with him and the band as a backup singer. Debbie chose to go to McMaster University instead, and during her time in Hamilton began exploring choral singing with the McMaster choir, as well as fronting a dance band on weekends. It was at McMaster when she was introduced to the wonders of Jazz – Ella, Charlie Parker, Horace Silver, et al."

"Debbie and The Hawks – Rebel Payne(bass); Stan Szelest(piano); Robbie Robertson(guitar);The Starlighters(BG’s)& Levon Helm on drums"

"Willard “Pop” Jones and Robbie (Jamie) Robertson in 1960"


Entered at Tue Jun 3 15:39:54 CEST 2014 from (92.18.201.177)

Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Levon on Sky Arts 1

Elvis Costello meets these sensational singer-songwriters and instrumentalists who offer fantastic anecdotes and performances. It's a repeat and is being shown on Wednesday at 10:30 am.


Entered at Tue Jun 3 05:40:36 CEST 2014 from (69.253.124.118)

Posted by:

Ben Pike, I've missed you most of all. :)


Entered at Tue Jun 3 04:43:38 CEST 2014 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Go Go Mania

Right now on Turner Classic Movies. It's a review of the best of the Brits circa 1964/65 - pretty dang kookie - Matt Monro! Some good clips of the Spencer Davis Group with the 16 year old Ray Charles in Stevie Winwood! Sounds Incorporated?? Nashville Teens doing Tobacco Road on haystacks!


Entered at Mon Jun 2 14:31:03 CEST 2014 from (174.89.36.94)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Congrats to Butch Dener! :-D

Too bad you weren't able to be with Levon and The Barnburners in Toronto at the Silver Dollar with Amy Helm and Jeff Healey's Club.....sooooo much fun and electricity in the room.....but then you already know that!


Entered at Mon Jun 2 14:29:26 CEST 2014 from (162.213.113.107)

Posted by:

carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Bobby Charles and BAND

Article from Uncut - this should interest everyone here.


Entered at Mon Jun 2 11:31:19 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie and Sonny Boy Williamson # II

Don't know if this has been posted before: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/05/25/robbie-robertson-jim-mccarty-remember-the-legend-of-sonny-boy-williamson-ii/


Entered at Mon Jun 2 04:45:43 CEST 2014 from (67.83.171.31)

Posted by:

Ray

Web: My link

Subject: HoF

Congratulations a million times over to Butch Dener on his induction into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as the Road Manager for "The Band" and "Levon Helm and the Barnburners." It's great to see a loyal and trustworthy guy like Butch get his props... way to go Butch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkDB-vy6juE&feature=youtu.be


Entered at Sun Jun 1 23:58:41 CEST 2014 from (208.36.99.35)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Rhumba Man

Yes, John Simon mentioned it. As far as I know it's never appeared on the various tapes circulating.


Entered at Sun Jun 1 17:59:00 CEST 2014 from (24.199.71.83)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Rhumba Man

Peter's article has John Simon mentioning the 80s Band cut a demo of Rhumba Man (Jesse Winchester). Levon on lead I take it?... I can totally 'hear' him doing it. I bet that was a fun one.


Entered at Sun Jun 1 11:07:26 CEST 2014 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Web: My link

Some of the "Tombstone" recordings might be interesting. Side 2 of High on The Hog sounds like outtakes to me and I have no fondness for most of Jubilation. If there were some Richard tracks from the early 80's that might be of some interest. Apart from Jericho the post TLW Band never did enough to keep my attention. I would like to see the 5 piece with Jim W before Richard died.


Entered at Sun Jun 1 01:37:09 CEST 2014 from (70.66.250.161)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Vancouver Island Music Fest.

AWRIGHT!! Carl, (Bonk), Jerry T, Bill M. and all the rest a yuz. Right across the river from where we live now is the fair grounds where the music fest is held.

This year, head lining Bonny Raitt, The Mavericks, Russel deCarle, and many, many more. Google Vancouver Island Music Fest, and get your asses up here!


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