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Entered at Tue May 21 04:05:41 CEST 2019 from toroon0812w-lp130-02-64-229-204-220.dsl.bell.ca (64.229.204.220)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Thanks for sharing, Takayoshi./n My current listening is "The Name is Ned", a two-CD anthology of recordings by Handsome Ned, a hugely important fixture on Toronto's Queen Street West scene of the '80s. And then he OD'd. See link for a short film bio. On OPM Records, so a labelmate of Garth.

Before that it was a two-fer CD of the second and third Rhinoceros LP's from '69 and '70. Wonderful stuff. To think that at least four of the original guys are still active, 50 years later. Hats of to John Finley, Alan Gerber, Michael Fonfara and Danny Weis. And before that was Mary Margaret O'Hara's must-have "Miss America". Album of the year in the UK when it came out, but basically nothing since beyond a soundtrack, a so-so Christmas thing with a couple of other singers and scattered appearances on stage and tape. Notable among the latter is when she took possession of Robbie's "Out Of The Blue" on Garth's tribute to the music of the Band.


Entered at Tue May 21 01:24:22 CEST 2019 from (2001:3b0:10:9::19)

Posted by:

Takayoshi Hattori

Location: Nagoya, Japan

Subject: Rick Danko Nagoya 1978

Jon, thank you for your interest to my comments. In comparison with Rick Danko's shows of later years, his show in 1978 gave me impressions that his performance with his youthful voice was rather rough rock'n'roll style. But it was acceptable enough for me. At first, I was surprised with musical differences between his and The Band's. However, I was so glad that I heard his singing youthfully and strongly.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Rick Danko Nagoya 1978

Takayoshi, that's fascinating to me that you attended a show on Rick's 1978 tour. I'm not sure we've ever heard from someone that saw Rick solo so early. Can you give us some of your impressions?


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Posted by:

Wallsend

It was great getting Robbie's first hand account of the '66 tour in the book because he had such a unique perspective on it. Robbie is a smart guy and obviously breathed in all the atmosphere around Dylan at that time not only in terms of song writing but also the social circles he was moving in. More of that would be interesting if there was something new but I just don't want to hear about Big Pink again. One of Robbie's more interesting interviews was when he talked about his early encounter with Roy Buchanan.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I largely agree, Wallsend … but I still think much of the era between arriving back from Europe in May 66 and going up to Woodstock is shrouded in mystery. On the other hand, maybe they mainly sat around and rested up.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I hope the documentary focuses on Robbie's personal background and influences. That was a major feature of the book and surely there is nothing more to say about the 1965-70 period.


Entered at Mon May 20 01:36:17 CEST 2019 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:31da:541e:1cec:4c87)

Posted by:

Pat B

Eulalie, it's amazing how ill-informed you are. Perhaps do a little research on what the documentary producers say the film is about, then get back to us with your vital thoughts.


Entered at Mon May 20 01:32:37 CEST 2019 from (2001:3b0:10:9::19)

Posted by:

Takayoshi Hattori

Location: Japan

Subject: The Band in 1977-78

Dag B, thank you very much for your labor of love on The Band in 1977-78. I am very interested in the composer's credit information on "Sip The Wine."

In regard with Rick Danko, I would like to provide additional information on his Japan tour 1978.

May 11 & 12, Sunplaza Hall, Tokyo; May 13, Shibuya Kokaido (Shibuya Public Hall), Tokyo; May 15, Kyoto Kaikan (Theatre Kyoto), Kyoto; May 16, Nagoya Shi-Kokaido (Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall), Nagoya; May 17, Kouseinenkin-Kaikan (Employees' Pension Insurance Hall), Osaka.

As I went to his show in Nagoya, I introduce the set list of that show as follows: This Wheel's On Fire / Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever / New Mexico / Sweet Romance / Christmas Must Be Tonight / Once Upon A Time / Great Balls Of Fire / It Makes No Difference / Small Town Talk / Cryin' Heart Blues / When You Awake / Tired Of Waiting / Sick And Tired / What A Town / Sip The Wine / Java Blues / (encore) Stage Fright.

Personnel is Rick Danko (vo, b, g); Terry Danko (acc. g, b, vo on "Great Balls Of Fire"); Michael De Temple (elec. g); Walter Richmond (p); Gerald Peterson (sax, clarinet); Denny Seiwell (ds) and Gregg Thomas (ds). An opening act is Jay Ferguson. Was Rick's show with twin drums rare?


Entered at Sun May 19 23:43:13 CEST 2019 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:5cad:d6c6:8a0a:f0ab)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Levon Helm - Working In The Coal Mine

1980 B-side, apparently a 'monitor mix'


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Posted by:

Eulalie

I don't believe this new documentary will have much to do with music via The Band at all. I believe it will be filled with RR's second career beginning with his infamous 'Lost Weekend' with 'Marty'. There's more than a couple of tons of famous names he can drop, and a massive amount of stories he can tell about Hollywood with AND without the glitz, and endless pages he could spend yammering on about pretentious nose-in-the-air film makers. Unlike the first bio he wrote this one IS likely to go on forever. He'll truly live up to his old nic-name of 'The Barnacle Man'.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: We Move As One

Just to combine two recent posts, the link goes to the incredible Agnetha Falksog singing "We Move As One" which was written by John Wetton and Geoff Downes, and they sing the backing vocals too.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: ABBA

You guys post on ABBA just to see if I am awake and sober. Yes, I am awake. - I always remind people of their musical background, no matter what the forum is: schlagers, female jazz singers, traditional Swedish folk music, hootenanny. The Band, why not, but most unlikely.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Beefheart and Bones

Link to Michael Marra's song about record collections. This is a live piano version (much nicer on the record) but someone has cut it together with pictures of the LPs.

I recall the transaction. John had been in Family, who were on Reprise, and anytime they called in, they were invited to pick up any Warner-Reprise albums they wanted, hence the Grateful Dead. The conversation started with mention of our multiple copies of MFBP, which we wanted to swap one of for "Recall The Beginning- A Journey From Eden" by Steve Miller. John declined to swap that, but offered the Grateful Dead (he'd lost his copy of MFBP to a friend he shared a flat with). He wanted us to know he hadn't bought them. He told me he'd seen the GD live, and they spent 20 minutes tuning, then started playing under the misapprehension that they had succeeded.

Decades later we were driving somewhere and I'd put a copy of "Recall The Beginning" on the CD player. I'd eventually found a German LP, and transferred it to CDR. He listened intently, not having heard it in years, and said "I was right not to swap that."

It finally came out on CD last year. Easily the best Steve Miler album (though Steve Miller hated it)and one of the albums I'd keep if I had to reduce my collection to the Best 100.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

John absolutely got the bargain.

When Michael Marra sang his song related to separating couples splitting the record collection, there was always a knowing round of applause from certain members of the audience.

Thanks Dag.


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Posted by:

Peter V

On sexism, Bill, Mrs V had MFBP and The Band when we combined record collections. We later traded her MFBP with John Wetton for three Grateful Dead albums, and one was Europe 72 with three albums, another Live Dead with two. So six Grateful Dead for MFBP. John said ‘i’m The one who got the bargain.’


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Stax of trax

NO, Bill, no, and thrice times no! Surely no collector places LPs flat on top of each other in a box. LPs should always be stored vertically, not horizontally. A wine box, taking 12 bottles, is about 13 inches wide. Therefore to transport LPs, take one wine box, drink all twelve bottles, then stack the LPs vertically in the box with Amazing Rhythm Aces facing you and working back to Warren Zevon at the far end. Or depending on your taste, ABBA to ZZ Top. Or to be really clever, do it reverse with Zevon at the front, so when you take them out A is to the left Z to the right. Of course this is an example. In practice I would have 30 wine boxes and box one wouldn’t get as far as The Band.


Entered at Sun May 19 06:33:57 CEST 2019 from toroon0812w-lp130-02-64-229-204-220.dsl.bell.ca (64.229.204.220)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: ABBA and Band

I guess it's a horrible sexist part of me that immediately thinks that the woman has absconded with the guy's record collection. BEG aside, I can't imagine a woman hanging on to MFBP.

Full marks for realism in another area, though. Most of us who keep a shelfful of favourite LPs A to Z would, when charged with moving them, would start at the left end, grab a handful and put them into a box and then continue rightward, meaning the final handful - XTC, Neil Young and Frank Zappa - would be at the top of the box. When we get to the new place, we'd start at the top of the box and shift the handfuls back onto the shelf, again starting at the left. So XTC, Young and Zappa would be at the left end, and ABBA, Bananarama and Band would be at the right end. Just like the video. As I said, full marks to the film crew.


Entered at Sat May 18 22:46:06 CEST 2019 from (2407:7000:9b95:db00:8d40:810f:e6d0:762)

Posted by:

Rod

Thanks for the 77/78 post Dag. A lot there so will work through it. :-)


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Posted by:

Dave H

Dag B.: Thanks so much for pulling all that material together. It really tells quite a poignant story. Rick's and Levon's solo ventures both started out with so much excitement, and they both hit the skids *so* quickly.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: ABBA & The Band

Blink and you miss it, but it's there. A tribute to their taste. ABBA reminds me that it's Eurovision Song Contest tonight.


Entered at Sat May 18 11:27:30 CEST 2019 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:8d7f:a671:dd8:fa39)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: The Band in 1977-78

Contents (remember the document is searchable): Islands, Rick, Levon, Medicine Hat music, Oingo Boingo, Live at the Roxy, sideman sessions, Anthology, The Last Waltz film & record and more.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Miles, given the fact that TLW is generally regarded as the best convert movie ever made, I would be ecstatic if Robbie could come up with TLW2. Unfortunately I think we are likely to get just a repackaging of stuff we have seen before. Something new would be good: more Festival Express, the Royal Albert Hall show or even a cleaned up version of the Wembley 74 video that Dag B found.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

ABBA and The Band?? Check the video at :58.


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Posted by:

Rod

I'm looking forward to the new book. Hoping it covers a lot from the late seventies and eighties as this is a lightly documented era. The movie could be worth it if it had some unreleased footage from TLW otherwise I'm a little sceptical.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Performance

My 60s Film Retrospective series continues with Nicholas Roeg’s 1970 film Performance, (FOLLOW LINK) starring Mick Jagger, James Fox and Anita Pallenberg. It was filmed in 1968, but the studio was so shocked that its release was delayed two years. Launched to horrendous reviews, it became a cult classic and one of the most influential films from its era. The 60s series will be continuing rapidly with additions while I recuperate from a knee operation so can’t do theatre or current film!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Miles: Why bother? We can just wait and see.

Pat B: A gold star for you!


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Posted by:

Miles

Location: PA

I have a sneaking suspicion that the new documentary will be The Last Waltz version 2. Robbie will be the star, and the other guys were just along for the ride. I hope I'm wrong. Thoughts anyone?


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Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, I assume that's Just Us.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Romie-0 and Julie-8

Thanks Dag! Amazing that this has been hiding in plain sight for so long. Note John Hall among the Woodstock musicians involved. Trish Cullen was in a bunch of Toronto groups, including Rough Trade, whose co-leader, Carol Pope, may well be a sister of writer Elaine. Both Carol and then-life and -music partner Kevan Staples had been Nelvana illustrators before this, and their early rhythm section was also drawn from Nelvana. And those two guys were still at Nelvana when I used to drop in there to see a good friend of mine who worked with them at the time. I will reach out to him to see what he has to say. Ironically, the last time I saw him was at a TLW tribute show.

Pat B: You, and you alone, might appreciate the fact that the drummer just mentioned (Bob Ablack) had been in the group that became Merryweather - along with Neil Merryweather, Ed Roth, Richard Bell et al.

Anyway, that's clearly Richard singing - note the pronunciation of 'car' and 'away' if nothing else.


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Posted by:

Lisa

I've listened to it a couple times now and I guess you can hear a bit of Richard, so it must be him. A Junk Monster named Sparepartski, oh dear! Well, maybe he had a good time doing it. I hope so.


Entered at Thu May 16 21:26:04 CEST 2019 from ti0137a330-0596.bb.online.no (88.91.152.91)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Entry from "The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons"


Entered at Thu May 16 21:15:38 CEST 2019 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:542b:f2a:746d:d267)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

A couple of newspaper cuttings from 1979.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Lisa, it might be wishful thinking but I think it is.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Do you think that's Richard singing? The credits are pretty sketchy, and just say music by John Sebastian, with ... and a list of names including Richard. I had a hard time hearing Richard there, but the singing voice did sound very much like the actor's voice, though I suppose that's not too likely.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Dag, that's the find of the year. Richard singing in a character voice.


Entered at Thu May 16 18:48:05 CEST 2019 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:542b:f2a:746d:d267)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Romie-0 and Julie-8 (1979)

"A modern musical-fantasy interpretation of one of the world's greatest love stories. Romie-0 and Julie-8 are two robots who fall in love, despite the fact that they were built by two competing manufacturers who spare no effort in keeping the two robots apart. This animated program features the original songs and voice of music star John Sebastian as well as Richard Manuel, formerly of The Band, who performs a comic song celebrating the glory of scrap junk."


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG-Tonight’s the Night

Kawhi is going to need an awful lot of help to beat the Bucks. Particularly defensively. And Siakem,Lowry, Gasol and others must be aggressive on offense. Kawhi will face a much tougher team defense in the conference finals and it should be a great series. I’m rooting hard for Toronto. But I believe the Bucks may have a slight edge.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Wow! How do you do it, Dag? I remember him saying he recorded in Budapest.


Entered at Wed May 15 22:26:27 CEST 2019 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:2d12:5d93:3bb7:f805)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Hungarian phrasebook

Looks like Garth appeared on these albums by hungarian musician Gábor Presser: Csak dalok (1994) and Kis történetek (1996) and Angyalok És Emberek (2000)


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Posted by:

Pat B

I've had fairly long conversations with Garth about Scriabin, Bach, the Yamaha CS 80, the Roland Super Jupiter, MIDI, his accordion on Karla Bonoff's The River Is Wide, accordions in general, digital vs. analog synths, what music young students should learn, etc.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I remember at The Forum, chatting to Garth with Jan (they were short on transport so I drove him to the gig). The conversation just touches so many places. He mentioned a live recording with Gabor Szabo, and I know we spent hours trawling the net for it and we never found out what it was. One for Dag's brilliant research skills.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Garth

I've had the pleasure to spend time with Garth; over the years; both professionally and personally. Spent a wonderful all night session; in his music room; with both he and Maud.

He is incredibly quiet; almost to the point of being shy; but I get the feeling his mind is always working to deliver great moments. My opinion. I was at at a press party at the Inn On The Park once and ended up sitting alone with Garth. I said to him that it had been quite a journey for The Band; up to that point.

He got a little smile and said to me..."John, it's a long way; from Port Dover to Malibu." I've found that when Garth has something to say he will say it. Otherwise.....


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Film review

Back to my 1960s films revisited series. The Rise & Rise of Michael Rimmer (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW) was filmed in 1969, and released in 1970. It stars Peter Cook as the manipulative political pollster who takes over the country and decides to govern by referendum. Yes, that’s why it’s being quoted fifty years later. The comedy is laden with the cream of British comic actors … John Cleese, Arthur Lowe and many others. The review (obviously) mentions Brexit.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I never got the impression that Garth wanted to be the centre of attention. He said he hated doing the interviews for TLW. Also, I think all the guys get acknowledgement for their contribution from hard core fans. Levon was the only one who ever complained.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Roundheads and Cavaliers

The military war ended in 1648, but many date the end of the English Civil War with the execution of King Charles I in 1649.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the night they drove ...

A headline in today's Guardian points out that it's been the longest UK parliamentary session "since the civil war". Note that they don't mean the US civil war that ended in 1865, they mean the UK civil war that ended in 1653.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: big pink

Been out and about lately, so I apologize for late catching up. I'd agree, I'd like more to go to Shangri-La than the house by Overlook Mtn. No one else seemed to mention the Rolling Stone you-tube where Garth goes back to visit, maybe 3 or 4 years ago. I always loved the way he just sat down at the upright in the Basement and started doodling around. Kind of classic Garth.

Doesn't Rick Rubin own and run S-La as a recording studio still? Always wondered how it made out w/ last year's fires above Zuma Beach... my wife's late uncle's house in the same neighborhood went completely poof.

PSB: good to see your contribution. Is your health holding out ok?

Well, Angie, now that our Celtics imploded, I believe I'm due to root for your Aves (I prefer to think of them as like buteos, accipters or other falconiformes, not extinct reptiles).


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Don't you be cold as ice ...

Peter V, John D: I don't know "Move Over Darling". Is is in any way musically similar to the "Move over honey" line in "One After 909"?


Entered at Tue May 14 00:22:02 CEST 2019 from (24.114.50.229)

Posted by:

Bill M

I agree wholeheartedly that Garth deserves more accolades, but that he doesn't get them is surely not Robbie's fault.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Yeah, like Levon did when someone made a doc about him.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Doris Day

Peter, Move Over Darling also my favorite. Peter, have you ever heard this of Doris Day? It’s said that Paul McCartney was a very big fan and for awhile was visiting Ms. Day on her birthday yearly; in Carmel Valley.

My wife and I saw her home in 2012. A very long driveway from the highway. It’s a very well kept secret by the locals; but a fellow at one of the wineries told us; since we promised only to look from the road and NOT to go down the driveway.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Doris Day RIP

Link is to "Move Over Darling" perhaps my favourite of hers.


Entered at Mon May 13 21:09:26 CEST 2019 from (2620:18c::172)

Posted by:

Eulalie

Sorry about the cocaine reference.. Anyway, it does get under my skin that some get all the accolades and people like Townes Van Zandt is barely even known. It pisses me off. Robbie should have looked shook his head and said kindly to those folks who want another "Last Waltz" "Make this one about Garth Hudson'


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: que sera, sera

Doris Day, RIP. I always liked "Que Sera, Sera" anyway, but I especially liked its appearance at the start of the '90s Australian film "The Last Days of Chez Nous", which ended with the brilliant, dissolute Sly and the Family Stone version of the same song.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

... and here once again is the post that was missed in the What's New about Robbie's night when he received Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award at Canadian Music Week.

DD: "But you're a famous guitar prodigy; they said by the time you were 16?

RR: I was on a mission, and so at some point I did say to myself, and this was probably when I was 13 years old, I did say, I'm getting as good at this as any of these guys and I'm just 13. Can you imagine when I'm 14, you know. So by then I could see a light, I could see something I was drawn to.

Have a great week and long Victoria Day weekend. So looking forward to reflecting on The Band and Kawhi by the lake! :-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For those who missed previous post on Robbie's CTV interview. Check link again and look under Browse Videos and you will find Robbie. I know Robbie gets all the accolades....doesn't seem fair when The Band were an ensemble. I think Robbie gets all the accolades because he didn't detest the "suits" as Levon did. I have the book on The Band and Dylan in '74...Apparently it may have been the time when Robbie became so enamoured with Hollyweird....Anyways, Robbie was approached for the Doc....He's a magnet for magical things happening to him. Apologies also for another previous post on the night Robbie received his latest award......I pasted One Were Brothers instead of Once Were Brothers. I have to admit that Robbie's voice in the latest interview trouble me....Hope he's really healthy and that I'm just being overly concerned for nothing.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JED...Mother's Day is not always easy...If my mom was still here she would have also been watching the game as she watched all the basketball games by the Grand River as well as football, baseball, hockey....Last night I literally screeeeeamed for many seconds at the top of my lungs!!! First time I heard Kawhi talk about God is good and that everything happens for a reason. I sure feeeeel blessed to witness his brilliance...I watched every single game this season while partner watched on another floor something else...lol. Congrats also to Philly. The addition of Jimmy Buckets who has always been a real threat no matter what team he plays on and professional sharp shooter Reddick and Harris along with Joel....many threats. I wasn't worried about Simmons. Kawhi is sooooo special even among superstars....because he can play offence......and defence. I am going to continue to enjoy his game for as long as he's a Raptor...His second child was born in the same hospital where JT worked btw.... :-D

Even just as important to the win....MARC GASOL....What a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man....from Barcelona on the Raps!!!! He takes the time to console Embiid after the game....wow. Joel after the game made sure he told the world not what Marc shared with him but how much RESPECT he had for Marc.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG-Raptors/Kawhi

Wow-a masterful game. Not the prettiest or the most efficient but a grind it out game 7 the way it’s supposed to be. What can be said about Kawhi? I always felt that LeBron,Durant and Kawhi were the three best in the game. Some will argue-Greek freak-well now we get to see the next series-potentially epic!


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Posted by:

Pat B

Yeah, Joshua Manuel had to shut down a particularly virulent thread with the QWERTY geniuses upset over the upcoming RR doc. Tough.


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Posted by:

Eulalie

Subject: Once Were Brothers

I can't help it. I been hearing Levon's laughter since I read about this trip down Robbie Lane the other day. Maybe RR's on the coke again.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson Explains Why New The Band Documentary Won't Be a Puff Piece
5/10/2019
Karen Bliss

"Of the documentary, he told Billboard: "It's highly influenced by Testimony and, and as the filmmakers have gone deeper and deeper into that world, it has taken in more things than just what I was talking about in telling this story. The people that are working on it are fantastic. I'm honored to have Imagine Entertainment behind this. This project originated in Canada and the filmmakers were the ones that came to me and said, 'We have to make this documentary.'"

Robertson is composing music for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Lifetime Award Honoree Robbie Robertson On His Career-Long Quest To 'Do Something Magical' The doc also includes rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robertson's pals, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins.

"I have no idea what they said about me," said Robertson. "The filmmakers aren't going, 'We're trying to see if we can get a bunch of famous people in this.' They're really focused on the filmmaking and telling a story that we haven't heard before. I'm looking forward to seeing what they're doing. There's great people involved in it."

Go Denver Nuggets with Kitchener, Ontario's Jamal Murray!

GO RAPTORS!!!!
Thanks for the great ride this year and hope today's not the last time Kawhi plays in Toronto as a Raptor."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Happy Mother's Day!

Mama Liked The Roses...Elvis Presley


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Posted by:

Pat B

I also recall some Springsteen photos hanging on the Rolling Thunder Review although I don't think he performed.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has performed live with Robbie, Rick and Levon (see link). He's done "The Weight" & "Up On Cripple Creek" in concert and did "Rag Mama Rag" 13 times in 2006, it says here.


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Posted by:

Dave H

By May the 10th, Richmond had fell...


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

'One Were Brothers' doc showcases life of Robbie Robertson
CTV News video
May 10/19


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Posted by:

Brothers of Band

Like the Boss but what the hell is his connection to The Band?..I’ve never read anything where he’s said that The Band were a influence.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks. Your reference to Blossom Toes reminds me that I wasn't sure until the '80s if they were Blossom Toes or Blossom Togs. They were nothing here, so were never mentioned out loud, and all I had to go by was an album cover with unreadable olde fancie lettering.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson gets CMW's Lifetime Achievement Award, and he thinks 'it's quite wonderful'

Robbie Robertson is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame from Canadian Music Week (CMW). Robertson says he's just finished a new album, which will be out in September. (Paul Borkwood/CBC)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Jools

Bill, for the full TWOF aesthetic experience you need a British copy with a Marmalade label and sleeve. Easily the most common Marrmalade single. There”ll be one on the discography here. Mine, I expect. Also one on my Big Pink 50th article on my site. If I see one in a store I’ll pick one up. Actually seeing one is disappointing because every other Marmalade single is rare and valuable. I see the sleeve and hope it’s BlossomToes.


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Posted by:

Bill M

PSB: Funny that while the opening line of the blurb title is "Putting the Band back together", there's no mention of Garth Hudson, who common sense dictates must be part of any Band reunion these days - and at least until time does more than stop and actually reverses direction.

Wallsend: Thinking of you and your catheter there, of course.

Pat B: I knew that Frey played with Seger in the olden days, it hadn't occurred to me that he'd be on that record. But I can hear it. But that drumming - why does it sound so unusual when I can sing more of than song than just about anything else I own?


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Posted by:

PSB

Web: My link

Subject: New Robbie documentary on The Band

Lots of info in the link. Looks like fun.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Well Bill, in one of my procedures they tried to put a catheter through to my bladder by attaching it to a wire and pushing hard and all without an aesthetic. I can tell you that time actual stood still.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, no mention of Glenn Frey on the Seger choruses?


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Posted by:

Bill M

My usual complaint is that time passes faster and faster with each passing year. Now I know the antidote - surgery. I'll let you know what I decide to do with this knowledge. Yesterday I pampered myself by buying two late '60s 45s. One was Bob Seger's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" on the old Capitol swirl label, just like my original copy, which I foolishly ditched some years ago. Funny, I don't recall the drumming being so insistent, or the drum intro at all. The other was the Driscoll / Auger / Trinity cover of "This Wheel's On Fire" on Atco; it was credited to Dylan alone, which seems strange for a song that they probably learned from a publisher's demo - the sort of place you'd expect writing credits to be respected.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Peter, best of luck with recovery.

Since we often talk here about what we're listening to: in the last month or two I've really been connecting with John Fogerty's Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo work. I've always liked the big CCR hits, but have been taking a deeper dive and just finished reading his autobiography. Fans of The Band would recognize his somewhat Robbie-like dynamic in CCR--as he increasingly wrote and arranged every song for every album, the rest of the group started to tune out and resentment simmered. A lot of things make his story unique though; it's a fascinating read. He does mention The Band in a playful aside: he was jealous that they got on the cover of Time Magazine in 1970--and pissed that they covered Long Black Veil before he could get to it. ;)


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Posted by:

Peter V

And the Sly Stone came out and I gave it. Next most important set .


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Posted by:

Peter v

Yes, time passes slowly plus concentration poor for reading. Woodstock- I have two good boots and would happily buy an official one, but I have LP, CDs, extended CD with The Weight. I don’t think there’s much else I want. CSNY set is said to be abysmal performance.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

$799.98 seems a little steep for the Woodstock set. Hope all goes well for you Peter. I have been in hospital a few times over recent years and it is not pleasant. When you are at home a morning goes by and you don't even notice but when you are in hospital every minute seems like eternity.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: Woodstock

Oh wait, I was looking at the track list for the 10-cd set, not the 38-cd set.


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Posted by:

Dave H

It's the 10-disc abridged set that will have just 5 songs. The 38-disc version is supposed to contain the complete set. (There's also a 3-disc version that only has "The Weight.")


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Woodstock

Looks like the set will only include 5 of the 11 songs performed by the Band...


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Woodstock

Thanks PSB. Let’s hope they do The Band separately eventually. I don’t think I can take 38 discs of Ten Years After and Santana

Posting from hospital. Had the second knee op earlier today. Lots of wires and tubes attached so excuse any strange comments as painkillers hit in!


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Posted by:

PSB

Web: My link

Subject: The Band's Woodstock set to be released

The Band's set at the original Woodstock Festival will be released as part of a massive 38 disc set.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks very much BEG. Just played your two recent links. Great stuff. Playing the links through my speakers brings the voices of Garth and Robbie alive. Last five played.

Storyville by Robbie Robertson. That’s a coincidence because it must be quite a while since I played it. Really love the album and really enjoy Robbie’s collaboration with Paul Buchanan on ‘Breaking the Rules’.

Mid Air By Paul Buchanan. I think Paul Buchanan is very talented. Hats was recently voted Scotland’s best album by a national newspaper.

McCartney - a recent buy. I am collecting and really enjoying the remastered McCartney and Wings albums. I had quite a few of them on cassette!! Unsure of how far I’ll go.

My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura. Really enjoy this album and relates to indie pop and the era when Scotland was the centre of the British pop industry. John Peel championed them and they were doing very well then sadly their piano and organ player, Carey Lander, lost her life to cancer and they stopped playing. They have recently reformed and are going to play gigs. Try the song French Navy, BEG.

Ode to Bobbie Gentry The Capitol Years. Peter the V got me into Bobbie Gentry’s music. Hope you are well, Peter.

Thanks again, BEG.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Peter V...Uhhhh....First sister morphine has to kick in of course. :-D

"EPISODE 98 – ROBBIE ROBERTSON Following the publication of his fascinating memoir Testimony, Robbie Robertson joins Simon and Brian to talk about his songwriting process across a range of projects, from his early work with Ronnie Hawkins, to classic songs for The Band like ‘The Weight’, ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ and ‘Ophelia’. Robbie also describes creative collaborations with Martin Scorsese and Eric Clapton (‘It’s In The Way That You Use It’) and details the processes behind solo tracks like ‘Somewhere Down the Crazy River’ and ‘This is Where I Get Off’."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Feb 16, 2019
The Band's Garth Hudson sat down to chat music, touring, songwriting and more.

Peter V...Hope everything goes well tomorrow. Arnica today and every two hours tomorrow....Naturopath brown eyed girl. ;-D


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Posted by:

Peter V

Big Pink. Tempting. It's a few years since I saw an avocado green toilet.


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Posted by:

Rod

I've no great desire to go to big pink but I'd love to go to shangri-la


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Posted by:

Lisa

It does sound pretty special, and nice to see that so many reviews mention what good care the hosts take of the house and their guests. I have to admit when I first saw that Big Pink was a B&B my heart sank, but it sounds like a good thing after all.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Check out the reviews. A lot of happy customers.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Robbie mentioned in one of the interviews he did promoting his book that he had visited Big Pink in recent years for something on Canadian TV. I tried to find the program but nothing came up. Apparently Big Pink is being rented out now on Airbnb.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

And in the end I decided not to go. Twenty-one hours on a plane doesn't bear thinking about. Also, I think I would feel like a bit of an idiot doing the touristy thing and going to see Big Pink. Not disrespect to those who have actually done it.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Disney characters

Hmmm, now. The bulldog in Lady and the Tramp . . . . Geez, what the hell wuz his name . . . . Gus? Jake? Could it have been Butch?

Why not just draw him a picture and be done with it?


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, there was also a cadre of Woodstock locals who started their own private board so that they wouldn't be subjected to folks with opinions like mine. I actually held many of them in high regard and still do.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: New Pfalz

Starts out with Wallsend mentioning a potential trip to a conference there. Then people remembered a person from there who used to get extremely vituperative and aggressive about stuff. He was named after the bulldog in Lady & The Tramp.


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Posted by:

John D

Hellooooo.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: New Paltz

Maybe it's a need to know basis; but could someone explain the New Paltz thread. It seems to start out of nowhere and then continues. I tried to go back and find out where it started. Can't find it. It seems to start with NorthWestCoaster. If this is a private thread I understand; but I find it confusing. Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Ah, the good old days. I had specific threats more than once from more than one source. The threats showed a vivid but putrid imagination.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: New Paltz

I think I might have actually been threatened once; can’t recall why though. I don’t think it took much to rile the bollix.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Very few from here passed the New Paltz Muster. I know I was considered a heathen.


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Posted by:

Peter V

But probably best not to mention me, Wallsend!


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Posted by:

Pat B

That Fort Worth show has been available for quite a while as "Bob Dylan & The Band Fort Worth 1974". It was a CD release out of Amsterdam in 1997 and has the entire show. The old one has the usual phasing problems (a cassette recording no doubt) but has a lot more presence than the new one. It's in the bootleg section of the discography on site here, listed as "Fort Worth".


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Posted by:

Wallsend

BTW, since the Rolling Thunder concerts are being released can more of the 74 tour be far behind?


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Subject: NWC

I thought about posting something on similar lines but I thought it best to let sleeping dogs lie.


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Posted by:

Peter V

HMV looking vastly better since the Canadian takeover. Just picked up This Too Shall Light CD by Amy Helm, and Undress by The Felice Brothers. Both on the same label - Yep Roc. Amy's album has The Stones You Throw by J.R. Robertson on it.

Elsewhere P.P. Arnold EP, live in 1967 and 1968.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Wallsend and New Paltz

Thanks for supporting me for many years ago. A Finn never forgets it. The Band profile from New Paltz was furious because I called him for a politician. By all means go to New Paltz and give my regards... Give regards from Norbert, too! (hehe...)


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Barney Hoskyns Interview

Barney talks about The Band and Steely Dan from October 2018. Book Stew: Episode 61 at YouTube.

Thanks Jan! Looking forward to that one later.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: The Band live in Texas, 1974

Decent audience recording, published on YouTube a couple of days ago.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Bill M. Interesting. I think ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ is a great soul song, wonderfully produced. And somewhere tonight in the UK a group of Northern Soulers will be dancing to it, surely the sign of a great song.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

I was early for a meeting so killed time by browsing music magazines in a drug store. The current issue of "Classic Rock" is built around a list and discussion of the 50 greatest rock albums of the 1960s. Nada by our guys - not Big Pink, not Big Brown. Blue Cheer is in there at #17. (I must say that the magazine's taste is otherwise pretty good.)

And one of the glossy British ones that I always confuse with each other has an interesting article on John Lennon's activities on the cusp of Beatles to Plastic Ono. There's a fair bit about the bed-in in Montreal, but nothing that I noticed about the appearance with Clapton, Voorman and White (and Yoko) in Toronto. We found it hard to get over John's appearance here, and were peeing our pants for months, anticipating his promised return for a Peace festival with god knows who in tow. (That was where Ronnie Hawkins entered the picture, I believe, and nobody was better that Hawkins at getting in the local newspapers.)

This anticipated Second Coming inspired at least three worthy rock songs by local artists: "Get Back John" by the Inner City Mission (really the renowned Toronto cast of "Hair"), which made the charts nationally; "Johnny Peace" by the great Nucleus; and "The Prince Of Peace (Is Coming Back)" by Hawkins' recently departed backing group, Crowbar. The latter was written by original (but by then former) Crowbar member John Rutter - the man known as Johnny Rhythm when he fronted Robbie Robertson's old group the Suedes.


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Posted by:

Bill M

JQ: Thanks. Yes, that Nick Drake album's definitely a keeper - and not all of them are. To tell you the truth, I don't listen to his lyrics (and lyrics are something I generally pay attention to), but just roll along in the pleasing sound of his contemplative burble. I find that the pitch of his voice is like Donovan's but the thickness of his voice is like John Martyn's - a good combo.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: 5 Leaves Left

Hi Bill M - That’s a record I’ve never tired of, especially River Man. Is that a drug song, seems that could have been the case with a few tracks? From what I recall reading pot was ND’s main thing. Loads of speculation through the years about Mr Drake: gay or straight, manic or profoundly sad, hallucinogens or junk, highly intelligent or crazy, etc. In Joe Boyd’s authoritative White Bicycles he could also only offer speculative answers on all that too. He says Linda Thompson once offered herself to him but no go.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: collectors, Jackie Mittoo, Neil Young ...

Bonk: Thanks. I know Gerry - and was at the first few meetings of that society (in the late '80s), but I'm not on Facebook so haven't kept up. I'm sure Gerry's posted a photo of us all at one of the first meetings; I'm in it but was doing my best to hide behind someone else at the back. If you look you'll see a guy with what looks like a very wide head - because part of it was mine. Of the other two main sparkplugs behind the society, one was the son of Carl Banas, the radio announcer who pretty much single-handedly introduced the great Jamaican ska/reggae pioneer, Jackie Mittoo, to the MoR masses across Canada in the early '70s. Jackie was the co-founder / keyboardist of the super-important Skatalites and also a very busy Studio One sessionman (including the Wailers) in Jamaica before moving to Toronto in '68.

Dunc: If you're a pre-'80 Neil Young completist, you probably know (if not have) his very first 45, "Aurora", that Neil and his band the Squires released in '63. It's totally instrumental but for the producer saying "Aurora" in a big DJ voice at the start. That was a Winnipeg DJ named Bob Bradburn, who turned up at one of the society's meetings.


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BONK

Subject: Bill M

Hey Bill. There's a pretty informative group on Facebook called 'Canadian Records And Artist"s Appreciation Society' Lot's of stuff on Yonge Street bands from the early days including the Hawks. I think John D is a member. It's run by Gerry Miskolczi. Cheers, Carl


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BONK

Subject: Bill M

Hey Bill. There's a pretty informative group on Facebook called 'Canadian Records And Artist"s Appreciation Society' Lot's of stuff on Yonge Street bands from the early days including the Hawks. I think John D is a member. It's run by Gerry Miskolczi. Cheers, Carl


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Bill M

Two albums ago I was listening to the Thompsons' absolutely fabulous "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" album. And what should come up on the sound system between sets at a jazz bar last night but a C&W version of the title song. A woman singing. Couldn't hold a candle to either Thompson.

My current listening is Nick Drake's "Five Leaves Left". I gather that it's about his final days as secret agent 005, when he was forced to depart the group hard Labour activists that he'd infiltrated. Leftist lovers left behind.


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John D

Subject: Breau

Thanks Bill. Randy sent me a bunch of re-issues at the time and I thought it was a part of it.


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Bill M

Web: My link

John D: Randy Bachman deserves credit for digging up and reissuing lots of early Lenny Breau recordings, but I know he had nothing to do with this one. As I believe George Sukornyk says in his notes, he had the tape for decades before deciding to let it see the light of day - and looked around for a respectful label to put it out. That label subsequently reissued another of George's tapes, Lenny and Don Franks and Ian Henstridge - but no Hawks.

Bachman and Breau did go way way back to the early '60s though, with Breau as the teacher / mentor, as Randy always acknowledges. Neil Young was involved too to some degree - this all having taken place in Winnipeg - which is why both Randy and Lenny are acknowledged on the back of the second Buffalo Springfield album.

Dunc: The Hawks and RDT would certainly have known each other, but I doubt there's any recorded evidence. Note the Levonish drumming on Taylor's first 45 (linked). That's Jack Posluns, who Robbie used to watch play bongos in an east end park when he was young. And I believe it's Robbie's buddy Pete Traynor on bass. Certainly it's Traynor with Posluns comprising the rhythm section on the Johnny Rhythm record released in '61.

To bring Neil Young back into the picture, when the Mynah Birds (with Neil and Rick James) were signed to Motown, they were assigned to work with producer R Dean Taylor. R Dean Taylor co-wrote some of the songs the Mynah Birds recorded, though I don't think any of them were written with Neil.


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John D

Subject: Lenny Breau

Thanks to Randy Bachman for the Breau/Hawks connection.


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Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Bill. Just recently played the album a couple of times. I once wanted to hear Band members on every track they played. I was once a Garth obsessive, if you remember, and collected Garth on albums by other bands - Willy ClayBand, Four Men and a Dog, but I thinned out collection...had to! Yes that’s the article.

The combination of Amazon music and that twenty quid Bluetooth receiver I bought has opened up a lot of new musical avenues for me.

I know R Dean Taylor’s Greatest Hits and think he’s a good writer. The only Band connection I have with R Dean Taylor is Rick singing ‘I’ll Turn To Stone’ on his ‘Crying Heart Blues album. The song was written by Holland Dozier Holland and R Dean Taylor. I love Rick’s version.

I think Rick is brilliant at soul and used to have a wish that he would bring out a soul album like the brilliant album made by Aaron Neville.

Do you hear of R Dean Taylor around Toronto?


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Bill M

Web: My link

Dunc: Yes indeed, Rick and Levon acquitted themselves quite well on those jazz recordings - who knew! They'd clearly been paying attention when they used their time between sets to catch jazz musicians at other clubs up and down Yonge. You mentioned an article, which I'm guessing is the one at the link. That Breau was forced to or felt he needed to change his name to Martin is a sad reflection on Canadian bigotry of the time. 'Breau' would have been thought of as too 'foreign', no matter how short and easy to say. If Rick had been a frontman back then, 'Danko' may have become 'Clare' or something.


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Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Lenny Breau

Hi Bill M, I recently listened to Lenny Breau’s recordings with Levon, who was 21 and Rick, who was 18 recorded in Toronto in 1961. It took me a long time to come across them. Rehearsals were held at Ronnie Hawkins’ house. Great mainly jazz guitar playing. Rick and Levon take on supportive roles, but were obviously entrusted with the gig. There is a good article on Jan’s site, which I had read a couple of times in the past. The Band guys are great musicians.


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Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie's Canadian Music Award

Coming up soon - next week.


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Bill M

Web: My link

The link is to a 1965 cover of "She's About A Mover" (and flipside) by Jimmy Royal and the Hawks - which is pretty damn close to Jaime Royal (Robertson) and the Hawks. But Jimmy, who I'd not heard of until today, was a Londoner who released a ton of UK 45s in the '60s, mostly as James Royal, it appears. Real name, Jim Nairn.

(Wallsend: He's said to live now in Toowoomba, in case you care to stop by and ask him where he got the name.)

I just came across him because one of his subsequent hits was written by two guys from near Chatham, Ontario (between Windsor and London, Garth's two early haunts) who travelled steerage to Liverpool in '64, hoping to become another Beatles. Gerry and the Pacemakers said, essentially, "Nothing's happening here; you have to go to London". They did, and soon recorded and LP as the Guardsmen, then did records as Harper and Rowe and then the Slade Brothers, all the while successfully peddling their songs. One of them, Ralph Murphy, remains a very successful songwriter, now based in Nashville. /n Peter V: Any of these names mean anything to you?


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Wallsend

Because of my work I subscribe to a Japanese studies newsletter. There was an advertisement for an upcoming conference on Asian studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz campus. I really don't like travelling especially because Australia is so far from everywhere else but I am surely tempted. An opportunity to visit sacred Dylan/Band territory and all tax deductible. BTW, I see there is a new 14 cd set of the Rolling Thunder tour coming out including the track that Robbie played on.


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Mac Olinksly

Location: Annville

Hello everyone, how's everybody doing today?


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Bill M

Web: My link

Peter V: Your suggestion that it was Andrew Loog-Oldham made me realise that I have hadn't the foggiest idea what the guy looked like. And now, thanks to Google Images, I can say that you are likely correct.


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brown eyed girl

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HAPPY MAY DAY

10 songs for the working class on MAY DAY -- from Bob Dylan to the Gang of Four, John Lennon and David Allan Coe

Tammy Wynette...D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
Tanita Takaram...World Outside Your Window
Terri Ellis...Call On Me
TLC...Red Light Special
Tracy Chapman...Be Careful Of My Heart


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Peter V

Subject: Unthanks

A friend from London just told me the same - Unthanks sold out. I've found this - they sell out very fast. Book the October tour!


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Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Bill M. And I’ve stood outside all three sites, if I got it right. We also went up to Yorkville to see where Neil Young and Joni Mitchell played. Neil Young is important to me, Bill, and I concentrate on Neil Young up until 1980. You can’t do it all.

The Band live in Washington, see below, really highlights how exciting and effective (that’s the word) Robbie’s guitar playing is and maybe gives you a hint of the earlier days. Great guitar playing. I love the Band. \I'm glad Robbie appreciates the rewards he receives.

I loved Cathy McGowan’s style. Great clip. The Bluetooth really brings it alive. I used to sell Afghan and leather jackets in the style that Brian Jones is wearing at Pettycoat Lane. Then nights out in the Kings Road looking for Cathy McGowan. Brilliant days.

The receptionist at the Arts Centre told us The Unthanks sold out very quickly. There is a waiting list for returns so I’ve no chance. It’s disappointing because it’s near my house...I don’t have to trail up to Glasgow. I also like the intimacy of the theatre. It’s where I went to see Michael Marra regularly.


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Peter V

I wondered who it was. From another band, or was it Loog Oldham? Love Keef on the Sousaphone.


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Bill M

Subject: Ready Steady Co

Peter V: Fantastic - loved it, even Wyman unable to finish his one line without cracking up with embarrassment. Who's the guy holding hands with Mick?


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