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Entered at Sat Jul 20 23:22:41 CEST 2019 from toroon0812w-lp130-01-74-12-50-205.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.50.205)

Posted by:

Bill M

Solomon: Just a guess. The facts being known - through the comprehensively perfect "Testimony", a Garth would be involved in the final product only to the degree he was willing and able to deny the existence of a feud. But maybe I'm wrong.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Woodstock

Mojo reviews the 38 CD complete Woodstock box set, noting that this is all real. On the original 3 LP set several tracks were live, but from other concerts, and some was studio and some overdubbed. On the back cover, they advertise CCR’s “Live At Woodstock” 2 Cd set from the 38 CD box. I wonder why The Band haven’t taken the same opportunity? There is a 2019 issue on Amazon, but it definitely looks unofficial – and I already have two of those. iTunes have 50th Anniversary stuff, but “album only.” On iTunes ”Woodstock 50th” Day 3 has five Band tracks … Chest Fever, Tears of Rage, Wheel’s On Fire, I Shall Be Released, The Weight … which is not all there is. The same five tracks are on the 10 CD box set. The 3 CD box set only has The Weight. Apparently the 38 CD set was a limited edition of 1,969 copies at £629.99. or $786. It has all eleven Band tracks.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Dion - Robbie Robertson / The Full Moon Show ~ New York part1

YouTube


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Once We Were Brothers

Does anyone know if Garth is taking part in the new documentary ? I know Robbie said on twitter - It's my life story. The Band is a part of it.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Robbie doc

From the CBC website today: For the first time in its history, the Toronto International Film Festival will open with a Canadian-made documentary. Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, which will have its world premiere in September, tells the story of the Ontario-born musician's early life and the formation of "one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music," organizers said in a news release Thursday.


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Posted by:

John D

Here Here Bill. Wonderful comments. Look at the stuff you know. I would have no idea he already got his pin.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: once were brothers, mostly can't be now

Although Garth investiture into the Order of Canada doesn't take place for some time (December?) he already has his pin and is 'in'. I just hope our movie-makers took the opportunity the make the point that the final two share the brotherhood of the maple leaf in a very formal sense (and of course much else besides).


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Canadian doc following The Band’s epic rise chosen to open TIFF 2019

How fitting that the story of a prolific Canadian group will open a prolific Canadian film fest. “I am so honoured that my documentary, Once Were Brothers, was chosen to open the Toronto International Film Festival, in my hometown. I am so thrilled.” Robertson told talk."

The film will be screened at the Opening Night Gala Presentation for TIFF 2019 on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Roy Thomson Hall.

“Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band​” will stream on Crave in Canada later this year. "


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Favourite song Johnny Clegg and Juluka....Walima' Mabele.

Hey Nux. That time when I was visiting friend in South Africa....We were driving in Cape Town I saw sign on the highway for Juluka....As you know we were 45 minutes outside of CT and as it turned out.....We never made the show. Strangely enough JT who is no longer with us...was in the same suburb as I was at the same time.....So sorry I missed your call that day as well....

Ngaze ngahamba mina (I have journeyed)
Ngashona emoliva (Until I came to the land of mooi river)
Umhlaba waphenduka kulonyaka (For this year the earth has been changed)
Ilanga lakhipha umkhovo etsheni (the hot sun drives creatures out from under the stones)
Imvula kayikho madoda (Oh man there is no rain)
Umuntu walima'mabele (And a person has ploughed his millet)I heard them singing
Give them your love -- lead them to a land of plenty
Will I ever see your people here again?
I heard them singing -- I heard them calling out your name
Will I ever see your face again?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Nux: Thanks for the note about Johnny Clegg - a great man. "Scatterlings of Africa" way my wife's most interesting contribution when we merged our record collections back in the 20th century.

John D - that is eerie. I had no idea they died the same day.


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Posted by:

NUX

Hamba kahle, Johnny Clegg,sad news indeed.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Mose

Actually Bill, the eerie part of the two of them dying was that they both died on the same day. And they were best friends. There musical styles were similar.


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Posted by:

Bill M

A month or so ago we were posting about the passing of mysterious old-timey music purveyor Leon Redbone, who first gained profile in the early '70s when he was based in Toronto. A couple weeks later came the passing of veteran Toronto old-timey music purveyor Mose Scarlett. His obit contained a quote from a magazine interview with Leon Redbone where Leon says he learned "Sheik of Araby" from Mose. My guess is that Mose had learned the song from Amos Garret and the Dirty Shames, whose sets, I gather, always include that song. Mose's obit also mentioned his CD "Second Helpings", which obligingly turned up at the sacred used-record store a couple days later. Fourteen old-timey songs, with guest appearances on two songs each by seven top-drawer guitarists - Amos Garrett, David Wilcox, Jeff Healey among them. Band link: one of the songs is "Darktown Strutter's Ball".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks John D. You had me at Beg and Lou. lol....Here's an even closer one to visit. Our favourite Rochester music shop...House of Guitars. I even posted here a photo of a CD that Rick Danko had signed. I wonder if Louuu visited shop while studying at Syracuse as had Ramones and many more.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Beg & Lou

I posted here the other day about Carmine Guitar Shop in the Village in NY. I have found it again, this time for free; on Crave TV. I was hoping BEG you would have checked it out. Rick the owner built many hand crafted guitars for Lou. His guitar tech is a guest and he shows the way Lou tuned his guitars. I think you would really enjoy it. Charlie Sexton is also one of the great guests.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Let's Do It Again via Curtis Mayfield. I prefer the sexier faster version here. Long live Mavis Staples! I was fortunate to witness the Staple Singers at our Harbourfront many years ago. I'm pretty reserved if no intakes...but as soon as the family and Pops started his licks on I'll Take You There...I just got up and got my groove on.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Keep Gettin' It On" is a sequel of the title track on Marvin Gaye's 1973 album, Let's Get It On. The song, while sticking with the album's overall sensual and erotic theme, also carried some political overtones especially with the lyric, "won't you rather make love, children/as opposed to war, like you know you should". The song featured the continuation of the title track's music. The song was the final song of the Gaye-Townsend composition side of the album as the following four tracks followed on a different, more laid back musical vibe than the first half. Marvin performed this while on Soul Train in 1974 and again during his only Japan tour in 1979."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Piece of Clay

Main favourite play the last few days is Marvin Gaye’s recording of “Piece of Clay” which is on the recent “lost album” You’re The Man, various tracks cut between What's Going On and Let's Get It On. "Piece of Clay" first appeared as an unreleased track on the box set in 1995, and then Robbie Robertson selected it for the Phenomenon OST in 1996- so a man who listens to the rarer Marvin Gaye tracks.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: I neglected to note that "Hobo" was written by Larry Leishman, who you introduced me to at the Hawkins show at the Beverly Hills in '77. Larry had nothing else to do with the recording. As you know, Larry was very humble - about his guitar playing and everything else. He did mention that in '65 or '66 his band, the Checkmates, were playing with the Dirty Shames, and he and Shames guitarist Amos Garrett hit if off and spent some time together when Amos "was starting to get his sound together". When Larry died a few years ago, and a tribute was held for him at the Orbit Room (which is owned by the guys from Rush), who was in the audience but Amos Garrett, who must've flown in from Calgary just for Larry - which says something about both of them, it seems to me.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

John D: Thanks for the nice post about Fred Keeler. Here's a later forgotten effort, as lead guitarist for Abernathy Shagnaster. Abby Shag turned into Triumph, who I suppose needed something on the market so reached into their tape vault.


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Posted by:

John D

A few errors in the previous post. His Mother of course would cook us a meal; although meat may have been included. Sorry for the mistakes. Jan ask your son about Jesse Keeler. I'm sure he will know him.


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Posted by:

John D

Location: Toronto
Web: My link

Subject: Freddie Keeler has Died

For those who did not grow up; with the "Toronto" sound the name Fred Keeler may seem unfamiliar. For those like myself and Bill M, his name is synonymous with one of the most grittiest funkies guitar players ever to come out of this region.

He was lead guitarist; in the 60's with David Clayton Thomas & The Shays. Yes the same David Clayton Thomas that would go on to be lead singer of Blood Sweat & Tears. Intentionally; or not he definitely had the Robbie Robertson sound. You have to back to The Hawks to remember how Robbie was playing in those days. Both he and Freddie played with a wild gritty style.

Later Freddie auditioned for Steppenwolf. Didn't work out. On this site there is a feature on the Toronto Band Jericho. Members Frank DiFelice, from Brantford, Ontario, on drums, Denny Gerrard on bass, lead guitarist and singer Fred Keeler from David Clayton Thomas' first group, the Shays, and keyboard/accordion player and singer Gordon Fleming. Fleming was also in The Shays. Freddie became rather reclusive for the last few years; but when we were both younger he would invite me over to his home; where he lived with his Mother a she would cook us a meat. He was a very quiet. kind sweet man. How I will miss him. Our moderator will probably Know the name of his son Jesse Keeler who performs around the world in the same genre as his sons. Please listen to the guitar Break on Howlin' For My Darlin'.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Sorry Bill I didn't look back far enough to follow the whole thread.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: My link yesterday was to the Falcons original on Lu-Pine. It's striking how much rawer even the Atlantic version is than everything else I've heard by Pickett.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: PSB & Bill M

I Found A Love by W. Pickett was indeed a gem. Of course it was a remake; of when he was lead singer of The Falcons; where he first recorded it.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, BEG. Oh and I forgot to get back to you. There were a few stories in the press over here related to the head coach of the Raptors thanking Alex McCechnie on his role in the Raptors’ success. ‘Much more than a physiotherapist.’


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For anyone out there is Glasgow...Dunc! I saw many films this summer. One that I loved in every way...The underdog formula always works for me if the actors can show depth and singing chops to boot....Wild Rose. Here's Jessie Buckley (Irish) singing Glasgow (No Place Like Home).
Btw, actress Sophie Okonedo from Aussie TV series The Slap is here. Loved the series and the book. She's also in Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees. I will see her in any production.

Other Scottish connections...My brother catered for Simple Minds (formed in Glasgow 1977) and Eurythmics (Annie Lennox Aberdeen) , Dave Stewart (English), while performing at the University of Waterloo. I saw them in 1984 at Canada's Wonderland at the Kingswood Theatre. At one point Annie just took off her top and looked fabulous without looking.....Apparently Annie's song Why is about their relationship.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Och Aye The Noo

This is the weekend that British music comes to Glasgow. Three 60 000 sell out shows at Glasgow Green. One of my 18 year old twin granddaughters is going with her mates on Saturday, and her aunt, my youngest child, now 40 is going with her mates on Sunday. The atmosphere will be brilliant.

Yesterday, I played Graham Lyle’s solo album three times in a row. Brilliant song writer - you’ll all know many of the songs on it.

Here’s five other Scottish songs I have played recently.

Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

KT Tunstall Suddenly I See

Paolo Nuttini Last Request

Paul Buchanan Mid Air - definitely an original artist

Camera Obscura New Year’s Resolution - I really like this band, bought a CD of theirs


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Posted by:

Bill M

PSB: Sounds about right. I believe it was on my top 30 of all time, as submitted in response to Mr Al Edge here at the GB some years ago.


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Posted by:

PSB

Subject: re: Wilson Pickett

Bill M, "I Found A Love" is one of the greatest recordings by anyone ever.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Teardrops Will Fall

Sophie's Choice, except there are 3. Thanks PSB. If I could only have one version, it would be Ry Cooder. He did something very special and so laid back. I'm a great Atlantic Soul fan, so I won't choose- but Mellencamp does such a rollicking version with fiddle. i really like it and having a sub-Springsteen voice isn't his fault. . And the wicked Pickett is a touch strained.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Wison Pickett

The link is to my favourite Wilson Pickett, "I Found A Love" from 1962.


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Posted by:

PSB

Web: My link

Subject: Teardrops

The link is to Wilson Pickett's version of "Teardrops Will Fall." Since it's one of those computer generated posts, people in Europe may have to search for the one for their country, but maybe not. I like Mellencamp but his version doesn't come close. Ry Cooder's does.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Hawks-related addendum

I should have thought to note that the singer of Mapleoak's version of "Frankly Stoned", Martin Fisher, was a member of Robbie Lane and the Disciples before and during their couple of months apprenticing with Hawkins until our guys flew the coop. But as soon as they did, and the Disciples became the new Hawks, Hawkins dumped Fisher in favour of Stan Szelest.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Amos Garrett in 1967

I just stumbled on this gospely recasting of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" - from 1967 when Amos Garrett (lead voice, lead guitar) was in Ottawa, working with Darius Brubeck and Sandy Crawley at the National Film Board of Canada. I think Jim Montgomery, who posted this, was at the NFB too. Amos's solo has a nice Robbie snarl to it. Note that a live version of the New Heavenly Blue performing "Frankly Stoned" should appear too - also sung by Amos.

FWiW, Bruce Cockburn took over from Amos and Peter Jermyn took over for Darius, and then Cockburn joined Neil Merryweather in what was to be a new version of the Mynah Birds with Rick James, but the musicians decided to split off without Rick - as the Flying Circus, who also recorded "Frankly Stoned" (with Bruce singing). And then the organist and bassist moved to England to become half of Mapleoak with Peter Quaife from the Kinks and future Buffalo Springfield Revisited guitarist Stan Endersby - and they too recorded a version of "Frankly Stoned" for their one and only LP.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

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Walking Cane - J.C. Hopkins featuring Levon Helm and Garth Hudson


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Upside Down performed by JC Hopkins with Garth Hudson on organ, Levon Helm on drums, Catherine Popper on electric bass and background vocals, Teddy Thompson acoustic guitar and background vocals and JC Hopkins piano, electric guitar and lead vocals


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Birthday Peter Stone Brown!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the three different takes on "Teardrops". I was expecting my preferences to be Picket-Cooder-Mellencamp but it turned out to be the reverse. Mellencamp and group sounded an awful lot like BaRK+Garth sounded on the CD they did together, with Garth on accordion.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: At Last / I'd Rather Go Blind

By "At Last" I meant "I'd Rather Go Blind". Wine at dinner too strong. Beyonce from Cadillac Records copies the original perfectly.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Rock Salt and Nails

The backing borrows significantly from "At Last" by Etta James(and the close cover by Beyonce)


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jh

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Utah "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest" Phillips' "Rock, Salt and Nails", expertly performed by John Martyn and Levon Helm in the early '90s.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Teardrops #3

And to the oldest version … Wilson Pickett. Amazing how well the song takes three very different versions.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Teardrops Will Fall

And back to the other incredible version - Ry Cooder from "Into The Purple Valley." Listen to both.


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Peter V

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Subject: Teardrops Will Fall

Link to John Mellencamp's version of "Teardrops Will Fall" which is the song on Replay here the last fewdays/ He cut it in 2003 for"Trouble No More" and a remastered version is on his 2018 compilation, Other People's stuff. It's a fine band.


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Posted by:

Rock Room

Location: NY

Subject: Bacon Fat

Greetings Band Friends, Just curious if anyone has heard an update on the prospective Hawks box set from Other People's Music. I did see the site has updated the release date to 2019. I spoke with OPP last year and was told the box was still gonna materialize....so just wanted to see if any info was circulating. Thank you, all the best! Steve


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jh

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Happy (belated) 76th birthday to Robbie Robertson! Check link above for a short video interview and an update on his recent projects.


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John D

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Peter check out this doc from last year. Takes place at Carmine's Guitar shop in the Village of NY. Film done by Canadians including The Sadies. The "guest" guitar players are something else. Great doc. It's on Apple TV.


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Posted by:

Peter V

It's very quiet!


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Posted by:

John D

Is the Guestbook Broken?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Bob Dylan in Zealand

Bob Dylan and His Band in Roskilde Zealand the other day. Only a car drive of 60 minutes away. OH BOY... I WAS THERE!!!. Right? But NO. I haven't got over that he didn't meet IZZY YOUNG in Stockholm, only a car drive of 30 minutes. It is like I wouldn't bother of RAGTIME who wished me welcome in this godforsaken gb in ... errrr ... 1999 or something.

What a bitter old man I am. I'll drink to Izzy.


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NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: The Band covers in What's New

Thanks for adding Danny and Islanders in the list. (Now I need double aspirin, though.) - Danny's grandmother was my music teachers. It's a wonder that I am still interested in music after her classes. She gathered the nice girls around the piano and they sang classical Christmas carols from early October. By the mean time we - nice boys, bad boys and bad girls - talked about Rolling Stones and Manfred Mann and rested our eyes on the nice girls bottoms. It was in these horrible classes I got my first migraine attack.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

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Thanks for including The Band cover of Sip The Wine by Lola Kirke, 2019. I have no idea how I found that one.

Happy Belated Birthday to The Band's Guest Book extraordinaire poster...PETER VINEY...July 2!! Link to Robbie and Paul Simon...Two of your favourite boyzzz.

I think Tenn's Birthday is tomorrow?

Three Birthday boyzzz...I posted wishes to ROBBIE...(July 5) yesterday Norway time. :-D


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Peter V

Last five:

Other People’s Stuff – John Mellencamp. A guy I know in Bath said “Trust me. Go straight to HMV.. Just buy it” yesterday and we did and listened driving home. All covers of country / blues classics. Includes Teardrops Will Fall, Fixin’ To Die, Stones In My Passway, Wreck of The Old 97. Superb band, marvellous drummer and violins. Carlene Carter on backing vocals. Sounds as raucus as Link Wray’s “Wray’s Three track Shack” or The Felice Brothers. Mrs V thought some tracks very Band-like. More Basement than Stage Fright though.

Kicks – Rickie Lee Jones. Another covers album. Includes my favourite Steve Miller song Quicksilver Girl, and Lee Hazlewood’s Houston (a hit for Dean Martin of all people).

Muscle Shoals: Small Town Big Sound. Tribute to Rick Hall by Various Artists. Solid stuff, mainly “Country Meets Soul.” Gotta Serve Somebody, Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Respect Yourself, Mustang Sally, Steal Away.

On Tour Through Motortown – New Christy Minstrels. A cheap LP find. Looked really weird. It is. Covers of Motown greats. Swings from Ludicrous to “that one actually worked.” Stop! In the Name of Love is … er, different.

The Classic Collection, Disc 3. Petula Clark. Well-Respected Man in French and an elaborate version of Days, plus other covers of 60s hits.


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Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: catching up

I was lucky to see Taste and Hawkwind in the same venue many years ago. Taste were a good band and the Hawkwind show was notable for Silver Machine, a strobe and a big, painted, naked lady, who was there for artistic reasons, which caused an outcry in the city I lived in at the time. I play a Rory Gallagher’s greatest hits, which is beautifully produced for the Dads’ market.

Have always owned Melanie’s greatest hits, which I regularly play and think it is great.

You should have written a book John. I find your stories really interesting. And Bill M, you should ŵrite a history of Canadian music, keep the musicians alive. Maybe you have guys.

Listening is on three fronts just now.

Peter’s excellent articles on Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood have got me exploring their music. Never knew anything about them apart from the British hits.

I’m also exploring and really enjoying the Scottish Indie bands. There was a time when we were the centre of the UK music industry, not really sure when the era began or ended, but when I worked, younger colleagues used to taunt me in a friendly way, that I missed the golden era of Scottish music because I was too old. Maybe they had a point. Some great bands. And Primal Scream and Jesus and Mary Chain say they were influenced by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood.

And every month, I buy a remastered Paul McCartney or Wings album. I owned a lot on vinyl and cassette in the past, but some of his music passed me by. I really enjoy them.

Thanks everybody.


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brown eyed girl

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Hope my Canadian buddies had a great July 1 Canada Day.
:-D

Here's to my American buddies...Happy July 4th!


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy 76th to Grand River's Robbie Robertson July 5!

celebrating milestone year

Canadian music legend Robbie Robertson turns 76 this week. He talks to Lindsay Dunn about the milestone year that’s in store for The Band’s music and how Canada continues to inspire him.

Jul 04, 2019, 5:55 PM


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John D

Subject: Melanie

Thanks for remembering Bill. Melanie and I were very, very close in the early 70's I went to see her the last time she was at Hugh's room. She hasn't lost it at all.


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Bill M

Subject: Melanie Safka in the T-dot tonight

John D: short notice and you may have tickets already, but it's tonight at Hugh's. 8:30. Take a candle, but expect no rain.


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Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: DCT talks about Woodstock and being in the Hawks

Here's a recent interview where David Clayton Thomas talks about playing Woodstock (the festival) with Blood, Sweat & Tears. He touches on having been a bandmate with our guys during their days with Ronnie Hawkins.


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Bill M

Peter V: I imagine it was the roadies who did the hawking. "Look what I just nicked from the opening act. Can I be in the band?" Or maybe he said "Le' me be in the band", and after a few episodes he'd've had a new nickname as well as a new job.


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Peter V

We did go up the Wallace Monument the next day in fact. Lemmy wasn't in then, I think. He may have been a roadie. They were musically appalling.


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Pat B

PV, maybe you needed William Wallace and some naked Scotsmen to pin Lemmy and his mates to Stirling Bridge and teach them a lesson.


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Bill M

Peter V: To 'hawk' meant to 'pilfer' when I was young. If that was the case in your part of the world too, maybe Lemmy & Co. simply saw themselves as living up to their name. Or maybe the Brits were misled by the Canucks who passed through the lineup.


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Peter V

Soundchecking. At late 60s / early 70s college gigs, you’d usually have three bands sharing the stage and you’d be expected to switch over in 15 or 20 minutes. There was an element of trust with equipment with 90% of bands. But when the band I worked for supported Hawkwind, we were told not to leave the stage for a minute and watch the equipment. Even with two of us watching, we lost about half the amplifier and instrument connecting leads. Fortunately we carried lots of spares, and with Hawkwind around we left the spares locked in the van. That was in Stirling – we still had to find a musical instrument shop the next day to replace our spares. They were notorious on the circuit then as thieves ; we only lost connecting leads (incredibly inconvenient for bands who didn’t carry spares), but other bands lost echo units, amps, guitar cases. They also smelled really bad.


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Peter V

Subject: Sound checks

The politics odf Sound Checks - it would be a great book if you got the right interviews. all sorts went on, such as turning down the other band's volume a few notches to give your band more impact. Bad sound? If you have two competent roadies in the late 60s you should get it right or at least much better by the third song - by walking round the venue, listening and reporting back.


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John D

Subject: Delaney & Bonnie

You know Pat D&B had the same problems in Toronto back in the 70’s. They told me later it was because they were second on the bill and weren’t allowed a proper sound check.


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John D

Subject: Rory Gallagher

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rory Gallagher a couple of times back in the 70’s at CHUM-FM. He loved coming to Toronto and I’ll add many British acts felt the same way. He was a great guest, filled with R&R knowledge.

Happy Canada Day everyone. 150 years old. Compared to other countries we’re just kids.


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Long Time Band Fan

Thanks for all the information, links and smiles.


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