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Contributions to new The Band film?

A new theatrical documentary film about our boys is currently in the works. We have been contacted by the Canadians behind the project, who are searching for the best possible archival material available. Of particular interest to them are:

  • Interviews with Levon, Richard and Rick -- preferably on camera, but audio only is also fine.

  • Hawks material pre-Dylan, 8mm home movies and good quality photos in particular.

  • Artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera, to be shot on professional equipment (and then returned to you, of course).

If you have anything in your personal (or public?) collections that you wish to contribute to such a film project, please contact yours truly ASAP by sending an e-mail to jan.hoiberg@hiof.no.

According to the project's archive producer, "there would definitely be a modest stipend involved and quite possibly screen credit" for contributions that end up being used in the film.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

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I just realized I bought my first recording the following year. Hey Jude by The Beatles 45.

The Band plays on: In the turbulent year of 1968, Arkansan Levon Helm and four buddies released perhaps the best debut album of all time
Philip Martin
August 26, 2018

"Like the Velvet Underground, The Band didn't rely on standard blues progressions and like Dylan, they reached back into a collective warehouse of images from what music critic Greil Marcus has termed "the old, weird America." Their songs were narratives. The singers -- especially Helm and Danko -- assumed characters and told their stories in cinematic detail.

"Helm -- famously described by Jon Carroll as "the only drummer who can make you cry" -- favored loping, ragged beats that evoked the smell of blood and cordite.

There's an appealing, jug band-style looseness to the record; only the sonic fidelity argues against the songs being recorded in the 1930s. But it's not nostalgic.

It's timeless."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 1968

If you’d asked me in 1968, I’d have chosen Bookends, Music From Big Pink and Music From A Doll’s House, and It’s All About Spooky Tooth. So Family would have been my first British choice at the time. Both Beggar’s Banquet and the White Album appeared only just before Christmas. In retrospect, I choose “Village Green” because I never skip a track. Every one a winner.

I skip a few in the White Album – too varied and several are weak or odd or just noisy. I agree that it would have made a single great album. The double is too much.. While not British, some tracks on Bookends are filler. Beggar’s Banquet has two tracks, Sympathy for The Devil and Street Fighting Man towering over the album. Yes, it’s all good but those two are way the best. Family’s Music From A Doll’s House all these years on is a touch jarring. It’s me that got older. Yet the Spooky Tooth still sounds great.

I never thought Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (in spite of its chart success) was as good as the “5000 Spirits.” Then they got religion, I believe.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks BEG. It's a good article. I have 13 of the albums and in British terms my selections are near.

I considered the Small Faces and Incredible String Band albums, but rejected them maybe wrongly.

I think of the Small Faces as a singles band, and play the singles regularly.

Where I may be wrong is The Incredible String Band's 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. Often it is quoted as having considerable influence. By the time I got into albums circa 1970, the band seemed to have disappeared completely. Peter?

I like most of Lou's work too, BEG. I watched Lou 'Live at the Bottom Line' last week on Amazon. And, on Friday I finally bought a copy of Nico's 'Chelsea Girl'.

Sad news. For Brits, Ted McKenna, the drummer in the Sensational Alex Harvey Band died yesterday RIP. The guitarist in the Trashcan Sinatras dedicated a beautiful song to him yesterday...and related how us Scots popsters would always have a couple of SAHB albums amongst the Dylans, the Beatles and the Cohens.

Reggie Young died on the 18th. I don't have to say more. We all have him playing on some of our albums. RIP.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Freezing Sunday to TO.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob and Rob. Looks like Stockholm '66.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dunc...So glad I'm glad, I'm glad...that you really enjoyed yourself with live music!

Playlist: The 20 best albums from 1968
From the arrival of heavy rock through to a revival in roots-based music, the albums released half a century ago reflected society’s chaos and upheaval. Graeme Ross compiles a list of favourites, topped by an all-time classic that never even charted on either side of the Atlantic
Graeme Ross
Thursday 26 April 2018

I wasn't even a teenager at the time. I only have two recordings from this list...The Band and Van. I do have the Double Greatest Hits by Otis, Aretha, and Rolling Stones as well as others. I did see The Steve Miler Band. Someone took me to one of his lazer shows which didn't impress me at all. One of the biggest songs in 1968 in Canada apparently was Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. One of my all time faves to this day.

Sign outside hair salon in Cabbagetown...

Life is like
Photography
You use the
Negative
to develop!


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: The Best British Album of 1968

Really enjoyed the article, Peter.

In 1968, I was still buying singles and the only album I probably heard at the time was the Beatles' White album.

But for a long time I have played the the Kinks' 'Village Green'Preservation Society.'

But also for a long time I have played the following. All are contenders for best British album of 1968.(if I am correct with dates)

The Beatles' 'White Album', which needs no explanation.

The Rolling Stones 'Beggars Banquet', definitely innovative and a return to form after 'Their Satanic Majesties Request'. The Stones still play 'Sympathy For The Devil' and 'Street Fighting Man' regularly. And not my favourite songs on the album. Great playing on it.

Van Morrison 'Astral Weeks'. Great and often suggested as the best album of 1968.

Family 'Music In A Doll's House'. Love this album, by perhaps Britain's most exciting live band at the time. That mic swinging out to hit you in the head.

Cream 'Wheels of Fire' - the double album. Owned this for a long time, but it wore out. Exciting. Now still regularly play a good collection. But remember the impact of Cream. I remember somebody painted 'Eric Clapton Is God' on the wall of shops near me in a working class scheme.

And now after the time. I bought The Zombies 'Odessey and Oracle' last year. Played the singles for years. What I have noticed is that members of other bands often say 'The Zombies' is their favourite band. The Zombies are making a good living touring with this album. It's an excellent album.

And shouts for

Donovan 'The Hurdy Gurdie Man' - I really only know the singles, but Scots slightly older than me loved this album. Britain's Dylan...as they said back in the day.

The Pentangle Pentangle. Pentangle released two albums in 1968, maybe taking British musicianship to a new level. But I'm typical of somebody my age and it was 'Basket of Light' which took me into them. Jacqui McShee says how after this album a lot of younger people started turning up at concerts. That's Me.

But there are other good to great albums. So what's the greatest British album of 1968. It would be interesting to hear views from other parts of the World.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Great concert

Attended a great concert last night celebrating great Scottish (and a little) Irish songs last night. Absolutely brilliant in a beautiful Victorian hall. If you don't mind I'll post the blurb.

In ‘This Is Caledonian Soul’ Ross Wilson (AKA Blue Rose Code) will, with the help of a 14-piece band and some very special guests, attempt to explore this idea by offering his unique take on generations of cult, iconic and classic Scots song.

Average White Band original member, Hamish Stuart, triple BRIT award winner Eddi Reader, world-renowned Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, John Douglas from The Trashcan Sinatras and the incredibly rare talent that is Duke Special (from Belfast) will join Blue Rose Code for this event.

Those on stage sang a mixture of their own iconic songs and other Scottish and a couple of Irish songs. They were briliantly done with brilliant musicianship, including a string quartet and the singers backed each other.

So we had songs by Eddi Reader, Trashcan Sinatras, Van Morrison, Blue Nile, John Martyn, Graham Lyle, The Waterboys, Proclaimers, Edwyn Colllins and many more.

For example Hamish Stuart played Graham Lyle's 'My Father's Son' and Van Morrison's 'Crazy Love', which is a beautiful song - sax, strings and backing singers.

For the encore it was AWB's 'Pick Up The Pieces' and 'Lets Go Round Again'. Great to hear them plyed live again...the whole hall dancing to the music. People in their forties, fifties, sixties and seventies bopping away.

A really high standard of musicianship and passion. Brilliant.

And I bought a Blue Rose Code album this morning.

The evening was brilliant.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Brothers in arms

Thanks very much for that Bill. I absolutely agree with you but you notice I said "best cover". Although the job Billy Preston and all George's friends do at the concert for George is pretty great. I'm a great Billy Preston fan and I think that young man in the video sounds some what similar.

Make sure you look up that video of Mike Bloomfield's guitar Bill. Pretty cool.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Here's a link to the video Norm posted about. Very good, but still can't touch His Georgeness's original. The singer is a Germany-based Trevor Jackson with a website at trevorjackson dot de where you can see and hear him sing "Purple Rain". Not to be confused with another singing/acting Indianapolist named Trevor Jackson at officialtrevorjackson dot com. The one in Norm's video sounds North American too, but possibly Canadian.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Book Excerpt: Rocker Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’
ZOOMER

Dylan and Robertson in Stockholm on their 1966 world tour photo I hadn't seen before, but maybe you have seen it


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band's Robbie Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian music industry
January 18, 2019

The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards is held annually during the Canadian Music Week conference
May 9, 2019.

Tickets for the gala dinner, which will take place at Toronto’s Rebel Entertainment Complex, can be purchased at CMW.net.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

PBS films tackles Native American links to rock, blues, jazz
BY RUSSELL CONTRERAS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted Jan 19, 2019

“RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

Airs online and on most PBS stations Monday January 21, 2019


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: George Harrison Tribute

I found a youtube video everyone should watch, (I guess I'll have to get Jan to teach me how to attach a link).

This tribute is filmed and recorded in a bar in Legnano, Italy called Marein Platz. It is quite over whelming to watch. It says "by Family & Friends".

There is 3 drummers, about 5 guitars, violins,cello, horns and backup chorus girls singing. A young black man with a wonderful voice sings. This probably the best cover of "My Sweet Lord" I have ever heard and seen. The bar is packed and very obviously all these people worship George Harrison.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Delines

The stand out track on that Uncut CD is "The Imperial" by The Delines. Annoyingly they're playing a small venue near me next month but (a) I can't go and (b) it's totally sold out.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: William Tyler

I already had "Call Me When I'm BreathingAgain:" by William Tyler on the 2/2019 Uncut covermount CD, Boss Sounds. As usual, I've been listening to the covermount CDs in the car. It was one where I'd pressed replay, but I hadn't noticed who it was. No sign of Levon style drumming. It's beautifully played and gentle, but I have a few Windham Hill CDs which are very much the same. WhenI heard it first I just thought, "Windham Hill lives again."


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Those Pickers

You are absolutely right of course JQ. It has never been my intent to disrespect any of those. They named Danny Gatton "The Humbler" from a comment of Les Paul. He said, "Doesn't matter what style of music or whatever anyone else can play he can do it, and he can do it better." He makes everyone humbler, I'm sure you know Roy Buchanan was his mentor. I hope they are cuttin' heads some where up there.

I am not much of a guitar player myself. (I have had the opportunity to play with some great ones.) So I know what I'm watching and hearing. Danny Gatton did things with a guitar that astounded real guitar players. In his own "humble way", he just said, "it takes a long, long time, but it is satisfying. Almost as good as sex!" His friends agreed that he suffered for many years from depression which they believe is why he took his life.

There is a song "Friday 5 'till Sunday Closing time!"............here is the Friday 5: Al Stewart...........Year of the Cat

Grace Potter.......I'd rather go blind

England Dan & John Ford Coley....It's sad to belong

Gerry Rafferty..........Baker Street

Gatlin Brothers, Roy Orbison & Barry Gibbs.............Indian Summer


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Danny Gatton & Washington DC players

The number of renowned players born or residing in that area is pretty amazing: Roy Buchanan, Bill Kirchen, John Fahey, Skunk Baxter & Jorma K. And that doesn’t count the great bluegrass musicians and groups from there like The Country Gentlemen, The Stanley Brothers and The Seldom Scene. Eva Cassidy & Duke Ellington are from there too.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Mike Bloomfield's Telecaster

This question is particularly for Pat Brennan or Bill Munson, or anyone else who may know this guy.

Dan Erlewine played guitar for a band called "The Prime Movers". I would guess him to be about my age. I came upon him looking at guitar rebuilding. One of his videos. "Patching a big hole in a '53 Telecaster". I learned a lot and the job he does is incredible rebuilding guitars that people have carved up and altered.

The video "Mike Bloomfield's Telecaster" I'm sure everyone would get a kick out of. This is the telecaster Mike used in the sixties, and in particular on "Highway 61 Revisited". This fellow Dan is really cool as he knows a lot about those years. The hilarious part is Mike sold this guitar to (I forget his name) a left handed guitar player. He couldn't get far enough up the neck so he had a guy put the guitar through a band saw and cut out the top side! You need to see the video the guitar is the most gawd awful thing. However, not long after this video was made, (because it was Mike Bloomfield's guitar) it sold for $45,000.......


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Oh and by the way!

I forgot to mention something a while back. Every one has their favourites and there are the "experts" who get to decide (in their mind) who are the best guitarists, drummers, etc.

Some say no one can play like Hendrix. Well look on youtube and listen to Danny Gatton play "Harlem Nocturne". It shouldn't even be played on a guitar, but.......You have never heard anything like it.....goodbye.


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Posted by:

Bill M

NwC: Now that I know your interest in such things, you'll be the first person I'll tell should I ever have great tidings of comfort and joy to report.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoast

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: CHRISTMAS !!!!

Just when Peter V thinks he has survived Christmas once again comes this: I have listened as many versions as possible on this fantastic English carrol 'God rest ye merry, gentlemen'. Several exemples even as Celtic version. That is music!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Village Green Preservation Society

Just posted my LONG review of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. Is it indeed "The Best British Album of 1968"? LINKED


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, JQ - I'd missed it. Still enjoying the January one with Kate Bush cover. Yes, it says "the drums roll along like Levon Helm." A fair recommendation!


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

The YouTube clip on Pete Best,s drumming is well done.

I had never heard of John James and Pete Berryman, Peter. I spent some time on John James’s site, where he has re-recorded some of the songs to celebrate an anniversary of Sky In My Pie. Never heard it before. Perhaps another buy coming on. (I’m trying to control the collection to 11 shelves, but the beast keeps breaking out.)


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: William Tyler

Hi Peter V - In the February MOJO, page 84, there’s a short bit on his new album. He’s a collaborator with Jake X Fussel; he’s all over Jake’s first album. There’s also a brief shout to Levon in the review. It’s an instrumental record and, based on what I had previously heard of his playing, it should be a good one.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Do any of you know if Stevie Salas was related to Billy Mundi, whose real surname was Salas? I don't think Billy, an ex-Mother of Invention (and session drummer with the Band) was First Nations, as Frank Zappa introduced Jimmy Carl Black as "the Indian in the group".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RIOT MATERIAL
ART. WORD. THOUGHT

An Interview With Rumble’s Executive Producer Stevie Salas

MAY 1, 2018 BY CYNTHIA BIRET

BIRET: "The other important story point of the film is when Robbie Robertson shares the warning from his mother: “Be proud to be an Indian, but be careful whom you tell.” Did you (Stevie Salas) have a similar upbringing?"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

A TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM
April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh's Room
Advance $40 / Door $45 *
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.


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Posted by:

John D

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Subject: Andy White

Reading Peter's piece on Love Me Do, I thought I would share an old link; from Rolling Stone to the death of Andy White; from November of 2015.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

An analysis of Pete Best's drum part in Love Me Do on YouTube linked.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Ringo Starr

From The Times, last week. Excellent article on drumming by Stewart Copeland of The Police. He has suggested earlier that Fats Domino’s The Fat Man was the first rock & rll record in 1949, because it has a distinctive backbeat from Earl Palmer on drums. Then he turns to Ringo:

Ringo Starr is the ultimate “feel” drummer and so far nobody has invented a way of capturing his feel. He brought in a lot of composition, he played the backbeat, but like any master he also broke the rules. (Earl) Palmer would set up a groove and sit there for the duration, but Ringo changed all that. Listen to three versions of “Love Me Do” that you can hear on YouTube. The first version features Pete Best and it sounds crap, just a lack of expertise throughout. The next version has Ringo, and now it sounds like The Beatles, although nothing has changed apart from the drummer. For a third recording, they used a session drummer (my note actually the second and it was Alan White) and that is the famous version. The session drummer is holding the beat, but the charismatic quality comes from the tambourine part. Guess who’s playing the tambourine? Ringo.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Norm. enjoyed the suggestions. I had Albert Lee's first solo album on cassette. Remember them. If I remember correctly, great guitar playing, but I felt his choice of songs could be better. Long time ago.

Thanks Bill M. Two good songs and he still has a strong Glasgow accent. I noticed the name of the Canadian folk magazine is 'Penguin Eggs', the great album we recently discussed on here.

Last five (six) played. Back to default position. This band can't be beaten...perhaps equaled.

Music From Big Pink

The Band

Stage Fright

Cahoots

Rock of Ages - love the songs with the horns.

Moondpg Matinee - great musiicianship. When I bought this album, the only song I knew on it was 'The Third Man'. I made a pilgrimage to go on the Big Wheel in Vienna.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Clydie King

Peter that is very sad news. A great vocalist both on stage and doing session work.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: RIP Clydie King

Sad news, I saw her with Leon Russell in 1971. An astonishing vocalist.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bonus DVD from The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981

"The film consists of live footage of Bob Dylan and Clyde King performing gospel music during a 1980 tour.

The film also features actor Michael Shannon in the part of evangelical preacher giving sermons that appear between songs throughout the film."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Clydie King, Top-Tier Backup Singer, Is Dead at 75

"Clydie King and Bob Dylan in “Trouble No More,” a 2017 film featuring footage from Mr. Dylan’s 1980 tour.

“In a statement to the news media on the occasion of Ms. King’s death, Mr. Dylan said: “She was my ultimate singing partner. No one ever came close. We were two soul mates.”


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: David Francey

Dunc: The link is to an article about a successful Scottish-born Canadian singer-songwriter, David Francey. I'm surprised he's kept the accent, if he's not just putting it on for the song, since he went through highschool in Toronto, in fact the same highschool that I attended for a single year the year after he'd graduated.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Chet Atkins - Objectives

JQ, Chet Atkins caused a lot of Ruckus in Nashville because when he took over the recording production, (as country music sales declined) he tried to broaden the appeal and win more of a pop audience over.

What he did was take all the fiddles and steel guitars out of country music. In the butting heads he drove those guys like Willie and Waylon out of Nashville and they all went to Austin, Texas where they were welcomed to play "country music". A person can only handle so much Chet Atkins music never mind how talented he is.


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Posted by:

Peter Viney

Subject: Chet Atkins

Yes, I didn't play every track on "Solo Flight" because I didn't feel any great desire to hear "Autumn Leaves" picked out. Georgie Girl was good though.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Chet Atkins

Chet A was a deeply talented, accomplished and artistic gent. But he, as the main Nashville power cat for years, was also strictly biz oriented. I don’t really get it but he was responsible for so much crap commercial country music and also for blocking anybody that didn’t conform to the rigid parameters of music row, like back then, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, that new and outlaw crowd. Go figure.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: PETER!!!!

Well Peter, have you never heard Chet Atkins play two songs at once? Dixie on three strings and Yanky Doodle on the other three. Does a couple others that way too. They are on youtube, just search "Yanky Doodle Dixie"


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Chet's Mercy

There's a very crackly YouTube of "Mercy Mercy Mercy" by Chet Atkins. As the sleeve points out, it sounds like a duet with a bass player. It isn't. Just Chet.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Last Five

Cover Me: The Eddie Hinton Songbook (Ace)

Sky in My Pie" John James & Pete Berryman, 1972 acoustic guitar classic

The Garden of Jane Delawney: Trees

On The Shore: Trees

Solo Flight: Chet Atkins - using a guitar with bass strings on the A & E strings, both tuned as a bass guitar. I saw the secondhand vinyl (like new) and bought it because he covers Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Music To Watch Girls By. Both favourites.

Trees are often compared to their contemporaries, early Fairport Convention. I'd say that while the lead voice is very folk female and some songs are even folkier, the approach is more Jefferson Airplane at other times than Fairport.


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Posted by:

Band Film

Subject: John D

So Jan; who are the film makers?


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: History

Gawd damn furiners! Can't understand a word they're saying :-)

There is 54 pages there for crying out loud! I'm going to be here a long time.


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Posted by:

jh

Subject: For Dag B.

Dag,

Kan du kontakte meg? Jeg finner ikke noen fungerende e-post adresse her. Gjelder bidrag til en ny drama-dokumentar om gutta våre.


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Posted by:

Pat B

We're gonna need some translators.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: The Band in Concert 1971

Link: goo.gl/EZNCcd


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan and The Band Unknown Location March 1967
May 7, 2018


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

19 Photographs – December 1-2,1975
Bob Dylan – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
...and I was there! Electric time for sure. But not sure if I saw this show first or the one I saw in Niagara Falls, NY.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

April 13, 1966 – Bob Dylan/The Hawks Australia
12 Videos
30 Photographs
April 12, 2018


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan – Old Newspaper Clippings – Part- 3
January 6, 2018


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

14 Old , Bob Dylan Newspaper Clippings (Part -2)
December 28, 2017


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Former co-worker sent this article. Her own brother is part of this recovering addicts group.

New Note: The addicts who found Solace in music
By Kev Geoghegan
BBC Music reporter
4 December 2018


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan Old Newspaper Clippings (Part -1)


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Boogie Woogie

In 2009 a guy who calls himself "Horsjeu" put this video on youtube. Danny Gatton plays Boogie Woogie with a can of beer. Actually it's a bottle of beer. You get to see some of the things he really can do.

As well as Danny Gatton in this video, the guy playing piano & sax is KILLER as well as the standup bass player. It is something to watch his right hand on that bass.

This boogie woogie has always been my favourite music to listen to or play.


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Posted by:

Misty

Subject: The saga of Pepote Rouge

I thought the line about altitude was; to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude..


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Blue Grass & Country

Hey Dunc......I been busy. I noticed back there a way your comment re country music. When I mentioned "North Country" to you, that is just the name of the band. We were discussing blue grass and they are a very young blue grass band and pretty much the best I have heard.

I had an occasion the other day to be discussing guitar players with some others who really know. So here is a little bit of education for you. On youtube, search a video "The Humbler Danny Gatton" watching this video you get to understand the purest talent, dedication to excellence by hard, hard work. You will get to see what other very well known and renowned guitar players say about Danny Gatton. Danny Gatton took his own life many years ago. He had his own demons as they say. But listening to his peers talk about him, it puts people like Eric Clapton in the back seat.

There is a youtube clip you can play "Danny Gatton plays Sun Medley" it used to be a video, now for some reason you only get the audio. Delbert McClinton sings Mystery Train and all the other Elvis Sun songs (better than Elvis for my money) and Danny Gatton plays those licks better than Scotty Moore, James Burton or anyone else. With due respect to the Band, their cover of Mystery Train pales compared to this and Robbie Robertson would get lost playing with Danny Gatton.

There is another video of Vince Gill singing "Little Eliza Jane", he is cuttin' heads with Albert Lee and Danny Gatton you can just see in the looks of the faces of Vince and Albert what they think of Danny's playing.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Here I am!

Hey Dunc......I been busy. I noticed back there a way your comment re country music. When I mentioned "North Country" to you, that is just the name of the band. We were discussing blue grass and they are a very young blue grass band and pretty much the best I have heard.

I had an occasion the other day to be discussing guitar players with some others who really know. So here is a little bit of education for you. On youtube, search a video "The Humbler Danny Gatton" watching this video you get to understand the purest talent, dedication to excellence by hard, hard work. You will get to see what other very well known and renowned guitar players say about Danny Gatton. Danny Gatton took his own life many years ago. He had his own demons as they say. But listening to his peers talk about him, it puts people like Eric Clapton in the back seat.

There is a youtube clip you can play "Danny Gatton plays Sun Medley" it used to be a video, now for some reason you only get the audio. Delbert McClinton sings Mystery Train and all the other Elvis Sun songs (better than Elvis for my money) and Danny Gatton plays those licks better than Scotty Moore, James Burton or anyone else. With due respect to the Band, their cover of Mystery Train pales compared to this and Robbie Robertson would get lost playing with Danny Gatton.

There is another video of Vince Gill singing "Little Eliza Jane", he is cuttin' heads with Albert Lee and Danny Gatton you can just see in the looks of the faces of Vince and Albert what they think of Danny's playing.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: What if God was watching what I am...

Maybe Edie Brickell and Joan Osborne could be the start of a list of existential one-hit wonders? Not that Ms. Osborne has not gone on to do some great work, just not hit-parade material. She is coming to town in April billed as "Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan". Could be interesting.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I know what you mean. When it comes to posting about Edie Brickell's philosophy, there's Pre Cereal and Post Cereal.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Previous post...Ok last 6....

“If Your Memory Serves You Well: Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson and the Story of The Band


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bill M...Yeah, I was going to post those lyrics but I didn't want to get too deeeeep first thing in the morning.

Last 5
Caravan...Van Morrison and The Band...One of THE best performances at TLW!!!!

My Back Pages...Dylan 30th Anniversary...Favourite part when Eric Clapton sings...
A self-ordained professor's tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
Equality, I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow
Ahh, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now

Just Like That...Toots and The Maytals
Walima 'Mabele...Juluka...They were performing in 2004/5 while I was in Capetown, South Africa...same time as JT and we were in the same suburb...but I never made show.... :-(

Let's Do It Again...The Staple Singers...Always great shows. First time I saw them with Pops Staples at Harbourfront. It was a spiritual experience to witness I'll Take You There for the very first time in person!! Second time was at Kitchener's Blues Fest with partner. I was up front and centre taking many photos. I swear Mavis looked right at me. ;-D Third time I was hanging outside her show with partner at City Hall outdoor show. Someone saw me with my camera and let me in the show so I could take better photos. Yup. Sometimes I'm a lucky person for sure. :-D

Miss You...Rolling Stones Concert For NYC...One of the few times Mick swears in a song.

ROBBIE ROBERTSON ON WRITTEN IN MY SOUL WITH BILL FLANAGAN


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I agree that that Edie Brickell song is a keeper - though my favourite line, which follows "Philosophy is words on a cereal box" is "Religion is the smile on a dog". Brilliant!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

In 1988 I bought Paul Simon's partner's CD...Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am.

Oh, I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know, if you know what I mean

Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks
Religion is a light in the fog
I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know, if you know what I mean, d-doo yeah

Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep

What I am is what I am
Are you what you are or what?
What I am is what I am
Are you what you are or what?


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I wonder if Paul Simon has read John Fowles's novel, "Mantissa", which is all about the writer's struggle with his character(s) regarding what happens next. I thought it was very good when I read it, but that was in 1984.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Just too much great music

Really enjoyed the track, Bill M. Went on to play the song next to it on YouTube too. For some reason, it made me think of John Martyn. Layers of music maybe. Referring to your earlier post, I still play the albums I cherish. I always find something new in the Brown album, which is the album I play the most.

There's just too much great music. I really like Willow Springs by Michael McDermott. Bob F (Hi Bob) put me in touch with him. A Marmalade track today made me think of him.

And Peter (Hi Peter) gave me examples of work by Eleanor McEvoy. Again, great stuff. I seemed familiar with the name, but had definitely never heard any of her work.

I googled a couple of weeks ago and found out that she had written the title track 'Only A Woman's Heart', which was the title track of 'A Woman's Heart', the best selling Irish album of all time. Six females appear on the album - Eleanor McEvoy, Mary Black, Frances Black, Sharon Shannon, Dolores Keane and Maura O'Connell.

I have a big collection of Maura O'Connell, who started off as an Irish folk singer then moved to Nashville to work with the likes of Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck. Is that part of a bluegrass revival? Where is Dlew? I got into her through Transatlantic Sessions. She is a beautiful singer, who I have now seen. Brilliant live. I remember Bob W (Hi Bob) telling me she appeared in The Gangs of New York.

So just too much music. I have a retirement wish to play three albums a day, until I ...well you know. As Lyle Lovett might say, 'I'm the guy sitting next to you on the train with the Sony and the big headphones.'

I'm playing Marmalade the sixties just now. I can understand why Hendrix liked 'I See The Rain' because I can see what he might have done with it.

So just too much good music and I am going to curtail my collecting habits...ach, I think I'm going to buy an Eleanor McEvoy.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Paul Simon: 'I don't believe in legacy'
Amanpour

In part 2 of their conversation, he tells Christiane Amanpour that he doesn't believe that "there's any importance" to his legacy. Source: CNN


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Peter V...In case you missed Paul Simon interview.
Paul Simon: At times, I'm just a conduit for the music Amanpour
"In part 1 of their conversation, the singer-songwriter tells Christiane Amanpour that at the best of times, he shapes a song, "but you're absolutely surprised at what's happening, and you don't know why."Source: CNN


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: "Nomad"

Dunc: Had this Geoffrey Oryama track on the player five minutes ago. I've had the CD for ages, and it - this especially - still moves me, especially the key line "Good walking leaves no track behind it.) Seemed to me to be something that'd you'd like.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the links, especially to Robbie guesting with Tom Powers. Completists will want to copy it because there's a short bit where Robbie sings along to Mavis Staples's part of the Last Waltz version of "The Weight".


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the links, especially to Robbie guesting with Tom Powers. Completists will want to copy it because there's a short bit where Robbie sings along to Mavis Staples's part of the Last Waltz version of "The Weight".


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: That the version of "Cahoots" I play. The ad at the end was significant for me because the music clip it used was a snippet from "Life Is A Carnival", which I found to be a perfect gateway into Jack Bruce's "Songs for a Tailor", which I happened to play next. I went in not sold on the Bruce, and came away a devotee. That wouldn't have happened if the "Cahoots" CD had been simply the vinyl album tracks in the usual order.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. 14th Oct, 2017. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Robertson (pictured with daughter Delphine) along with many other photos receives a lifetime achievement award by Six Nations Chief Ava Hill at Six Nations Convention Centre. Credit: Brent Perniac/AdMedia/Newscom/Alamy Live News - Image ID: KEC5N


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

July 10: Robbie Robertson shares his favourite memories from recording Music From Big Pink
Q with Tom Power

July 10, 2018 23:17
On the 50th anniversary of The Band's debut album Music From Big Pink, Robbie Robertson discusses the
album's legacy, its iconic songs and the musical landscape of the late 60s.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

First interview I've seen with Robbie Robertson wearing cap.

Last Five
Christine...Garland Jeffreys
I'm Sticking With You...Velvet Underground
Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain..Van Morrison and Bob Dylan
Part Of Me...Katy Perry
Where I Go...Natalie Merchant


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Didn’t know that at all, Peter.

The version of the CD of Cahoots I play finishes with a radio advert for the album.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: A lot of people don't know that …

Back On The Road by Marmalade was also the only Decca 45 with an advert for a band's album (Songs) on the reverse. 1971!


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Posted by:

Peter V

RIP, Dean Ford. I saw Marmalade a couple of times. One in Bournemouth, then again in late 1970 or early 1971 at a small hall near Bournemouth Airport. It seemed way below their status at the time, and was packed solid. They were brilliant. I have several 45s and the “Best of”. I also found an unlabelled test LP from Trident Studios which turned out to be Marmalade when I played it.

Back in the 60s we had the Home Championship in football every year- four teams – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They were the most passionate encounters of the year. It ran for 100 years from 1883 to 1983 (I consulted Wiki, not my memory!)


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Dean Ford, original name Thomas McAleese, lead singer of Marmalade, died on the 2 of January aged 72.

Marmalade were huge in Scottish terms and had a number 1 covering the Beatles 'ObLa Di La Da' in 1969. This was the first time a Scottish band had had a Number 1 hit. I remember the excitement this caused at the time.

But this song maybe gives a wrong impression of them. I saw them in the largest hall in my town in the early seventies, when I was seeing bands like Taste, The Nice, The Who, Family, Jethro Tull etc.

Dean Ford wrote the brilliant Reflections Of My Life, which was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic. What great musicianship, with the highlight being the guitar solo.

I did not know this until a few years back, but the song is important to many Vietnam vets. The lyrics would have a connection.

'The World Is A Bad Place, A Bad Place, A Very Bad Place, A Terrible Place To Live But I Don't Wanna Die'

No less than Jimi Hendrix called the Marmalade song I See The Rain the 'best cut of 1967'.

The band seemed to be able to work in differing genres - touring with The Who and duetting with Bobbie Gentry.

They began on the dance hall scene like our guys, calling themselves Dean Ford and the Gaylords, after an American prohibition gang.

Their highlight was playing at the Scotland - England international in front of 133 245 people in 1964. Just to remind you Peter and Roger, Scotland won 1-0.

But like The Band, they practised and practised. They were excellent musically and had a residency at The Marquee.

Dean Ford RIP.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Macs & Peter

Thank you Peter.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

5 Iconic Songs Written By Robbie Robertson
LAURA GRANDE | JULY 4TH, 2018

John D... Great that you mentioned Cobi. Now she has to be the youngest Band fan for sure. I think all of us were at the Horseshoe Tavern to see Ollabelle. Maybe the night you met her? I was with Mr. Maximus. Another time Cobi and I were at the same show to see Johnny Johson and The Weber Brothers . I was with green eyed girl. Cobi thought she was me. Right away my friend so no I'll show you who knows the music of The Band. green eyed girl is like a magnet as she always has a huge smile on her face. She's also the one who with her partner at the time would have punk nights in a church basement. She was really a Mod. Also some of her buddies from school were from L'Etranger and Skydiggers so although The Band were not on her radar music always was on her radar.

The Band and Food... FORBIDDEN FRUIT. While partner and I were in Simcoe for Rick Danko Tribute we checked out a restaurant for lunch. I saw on the white board FORBIDDEN FRUIT smoothie for 3.00.


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Posted by:

Peter V

It is odd that it's only the GB though, John. But in some way it might "remember" that format once it had got into it.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Your Mac I'd guess. Every upgrade introduces new stuff. On my iPad split screen drives me mad. You can lose it by turning to portrait, but then you can't use the fold out keyboard. There are numerous instructions online for losing the split screen, but none of them work.But there are many things you can inadvertently do that changes the display. Check online (eg. using a phone or other computer) on how to restore it.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Guestbook

Is it my Mac or has the Guestbook page stretched out to full screen. Can't find the same problem on other sites. Anyone else notice.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: b.lee

Have looked for it on Amazon. Nothing there. I'll keep searching. Thanks for the info.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Cahoots

I still listen to Cahoots quite a bit. The songs seem musically more complex than Stage Fright and maybe an attempt to re-capture the sophistication of The Band or MFBP. (I think Garth complained about this at the time). The only songs I would drop are Smoke Signal and Volcano.


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Hey Joe, I just got back from a quick trip to Carbonear. Too short a time to find time to look you up but we stayed at a lovely B & B, that opened up specially for us. They also have a top notch dining room that is open year round. We were quite taken with the beauty of the place.


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Posted by:

joe j

OMG. I've met my doppelganger. He's also a huge fan of the Band. Unfortunately he seems to be an asshole.

My wife thinks he's like me in so many ways. This may not be all good.

You may want to check out the Kubasonics on Youtube, one of Newfoundland's more prominent Ukrainian bands.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE/USA

Subject: Making of...

Brian, Rhino released the making of "The Band The Band" (actual title) as part of their Classic Albums series. Copyright dates are 1997. "A co-production with BBC, NCRV, VH-1, Eagle Rock Entertainment and This Band Inc." At 75 minutes, it likely includes content that Axs does not show. UPC is 14381-5846-2. Not listed on Rhino's website, so apparently out of print. (After 20 years, not surprising.) There is also another issue of it in 2005, Eagle Vision ‎– EV30101-9 (US) which may be only 59 minutes listed on discogs dot com. ebay shows several entries with cover variations (search The Band DVD). All say "From Germany"; there may be region code issues?


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Posted by:

Brian Clarke

Subject: Axys TV the making of the brown album

Does anyone know if there are copies of this production for sale and how to purchase it?


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

I played Cahoots and enjoyed it after the recent posts. The problem for Cahoots is also that it follows three brilliant albums.

Thanks, Norm for musical links, and you had me thinking country, but I’m not an expert on country. In addition to playing Cahoots, I played the last five country albums, which I play regularly.

Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett

Willie Nelson and Ray Price Run That By Me One More Time

Asleep At The Wheel Western Standard Time

Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band The Mountain

John Prine For Better Or Worse - very new to me, but really enjoy this album.

Great Stuff


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Please pass along a hello from me to Cobi. We used to connect here before she got the travel bug. And as for LP prices, I wouldn't know - they were far outside my price bracket until the early '70s, and even then I was buying mostly deletes, or sometimes overstock LPs at Sam's - like "Stage Fright" for $2.99. I do remember that the arrival of my first-ever pay cheque in '72 pretty much coincided with the opening of Pickering's first mall at Kingston and Liverpool and I went crazy and bought "The Best of Ronnie Hawkins" (which was still in print in Canada!) and the Jarvis Street Revue's first and only album for $5.99 apiece.

NwC: Good of you to nod in the direction of Sundog. Great guy full of positive energy, it seemed to me. I like that he pops in here every five years or so to say hi.

Norm: Wikipedia has a "Night Moves" entry that tells the story, if inconsistently and at times illogically. The gist of it is that most of the Silver Bullet Band had left Toronto by the time Seger got around to recording the song - causing producer Jack Richardson to call in keyboardist Doug Riley, who called in local guitarist Joe Miquelon and singers Sharon Lee Williams, Rhonda Silver and Laurel Ward, Silver and Ward having been members of the original lineup of Dr Music.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Hey BEG

Talking to relatives of Cobi's over on Facebook. I was raised a block away; from her Dad.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Night Moves

Bill, I've always found it interesting how Bob Seger recorded Night Moves up there in Toronto but nine of the songs of that album he did with the Muscle Shoals rythmn section. Never did hear any reasoning for that.


Entered at Sun Jan 6 15:45:40 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks John. That figures, so $3 would be what Capitol were selling it to retailers for. In publishing books, royalties used to be on "published price" (retail price) but long ago switched to a percentage of receipts (what it was sold to the store for, or wholesale price) and supposedly that was following the record industry.


Entered at Sun Jan 6 14:10:51 CET 2019 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V / Album Pricing

Peter, Bill M can jump in here as well; but growing up 30 miles east of Toronto albums were either 3.98 or 4.98. That's my memory of album prices in the 60's.


Entered at Sun Jan 6 13:30:22 CET 2019 from (83.250.64.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Rick Danko / Tim Sundog

This post makes no one happy but OK ... it is gb history. - Tim was the last gber to see Rick Danko performing live only for a few days before he did past away. Tim took photos and posted them in gb. I wonder if those photos are still somewhere here. Probably not. Better so, maybe. They were a pain to see for many people because Rick was not feeling very well. Somehow ... these pics showed the appreciation we feel. Regardless!


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Joining Cahoots

Thanks for mentioning 'Cahoots'. It reminds me of the former GB regular Tim(SUNDOG). He said: "It should be played out loud, like rock'n'roll". My favourite is 'The River Hymn', which naturally shouldn't be played out loud. Most gbers think that it shouldn't be played AT ALL. You have already posted it, thank you. It is in archives.

Last time I met Tim Sundog was in Las Vegas where he lives. (Actually, I have never met the guy nor been in Vegas, but this sounds so "rock'n'roll", don't you think?)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dr Music

Thanks, Bill. The elaborate backing and gentle treatment enhances the song, I agree. I found the lead singer's voice too mannered though.


Entered at Sun Jan 6 11:46:58 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Capitol contracts

Mike Love has much to say on contracts for The Beach Boys. As The Band were also on Capitol, I'll reproduce his comments:

MIKE LOVE: Our contract with Capitol was typical. The publisher who owned and administered the copyrights received 5% of retail price, which was then split with the songwriter. It took me years to know who the Beach Boys publisher was, or even what the publisher did. The artist received 5% of the remaining 95%- in our case, we had five performers, so we each received 20% of 5% of the 95%. Albums back then sold for about $3 which meant the publisher received 15 cents for every unit sold, and each Beach Boy received abut 3 cents an album. By its own estimates, after expenses, Capitol netted $1.80 for each album … (then) Capitol deducted the cost of the recording sessions from artist payments, so if an album cost $10,000 to record, the artist wouldn’t see a nickel until the ten grand was paid back. END QUOTE.

I wondered whether $3 was the retail or wholesale price of an album in the early 60s? Anyone enlighten me? If its retail, Capitols $1.80 plus 30 cents for publisher and artist combined, seems high. The shop selling it would be taking at least 20% back then (33% nowadays) and they still had to manufacture it and put it in a sleeve. I don’t know about vinyl, but with CDs and DVDS the packaging costs more than the CD.


Entered at Sun Jan 6 03:16:50 CET 2019 from (74.12.32.16)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Toronno
Web: My link

Subject: "Where Do We Go From Here"

Peter V: I always liked "Where Do We Go From Here", though the linked dreamy version is the one that comes to mind first. It's by a long-running local group called Dr Music, and was played often by John D and his fellow DJs on CHUM-FM when it appeared in the early '70s. Most of the members were contemporaries of our guys, and a couple have reasonably close connections. Singer Doug Mallory was from around Brantford, I believe, so would have been doing the southwestern Ontario circuit at about the same time. Saxman (and the most apparent of the background vocalists) Steve Kennedy was the band-leader at the Blue Note afterhours club on Yonge Street for the key five years of 1960-'65 so would have shared the stage with visiting Hawks among others. And Doug 'Dr Music' Riley - group leader, arranger, organist and pianist - played with the replacement Hawks, aka Robbie Lane and the Disciples, before going on to do tons on interesting projects, including being the keyboardist (and band contractor) on Bob Seger's "Night Moves" single. Riley was called Dr Music because DR Music was the name on the door of his jingle company, but he also had more formal education (musical and otherwise) of anybody on the local rock-pop scene, with a master's degree in ethnomusicology - major paper: traditional dance steps of the Mohawks of Six Nations or some such thing.


Entered at Sat Jan 5 22:47:23 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thing is, the three predecessors weren't spotty at all. Both Last of The Blacksmiths and Where Do We Go From Here? are way below their standards.


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Posted by:

Pat B

From Rolling Stone: A little spottier than its predecessors, Cahoots still has high points that will make you wonder why it’s so often marginalized in discussions of the group’s output. Side One, in particular, is glorious, from festive roots-funk opener “Life Is a Carnival” to typically brilliant lead-vocal turns by Helm, Manuel and Danko (respectively, “When I Paint My Masterpiece, “Last of the Blacksmiths” and “Where Do We Go From Here?”), and “4% Pantomime,” a roaring duet between Manuel and Van Morrison that rivals anything else in the group’s catalog for rowdy barrelhouse charm.


Entered at Fri Jan 4 18:20:40 CET 2019 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey Bill M. And I previously posted this article about Bill Avis.

PETERBIO: Bill Avis
As road manager for Ronnie Hawkins, and later, The Band, this Peterborough resident has uniques memories but it’s his friendship with the late Levon Helm he treasures most

"It was in 1967, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, that a woman working at a pharmacy caught his attention and kept it.

Asked to manage the swanky Radio Hotel in Rouyn-Noranda, it was decision time for Mr. Avis -- stay with Helm et al or do a complete 180.

“I was thinking all the time of that little French lady over there,” says Mr. Avis, motioning to Jeannine in the other room.

“I thought, ‘Screw the road.’”

The couple were married in 1970. Mr. Avis stayed, off and on, with the Radio Hotel for the next two-and-a-half years before the couple moved back to Toronto.

“People still have strong memories of where they were at the time these songs came out. But there’s also a whole generation of young people who have an appreciation for the music. As long as people want them, these songs won’t go away. Robbie (Robertson) wrote great songs but Levon fed him about how it was in the Delta. One needed the other. It was a very unique partnership.”


Entered at Fri Jan 4 18:01:42 CET 2019 from (74.12.32.16)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the article about Bill Avis in Rouyn

BEG: Thanks for posting the article about Bill Avis, which is pretty interesting. We all know the general context (Hawkins Dylan Last Waltz), but there are some have-to-be-there nuggets. Like Avis being a Torontonian who first saw Hawkins and the Hawks at the Concord (i.e., Jerry T's father's bar). Like Hawkins having to take a couple weeks off in '62 or '63 to attend to personal business in Arkansas for a couple weeks, at which point Harold Kudlets booked the Hawkins-less Hawks, who needed to work to eat, into the Radio Hotel in Rouyn, perhaps their first gig without Ronnie. Like Avis and a local young woman hitting it off and marrying (eventually giving birth to son Jerome, who we've all heard about). Like Avis spending a year or so later in the sixties managing the Radio Hotel, which has been replaced by a Tim's (like so many other iconic sites).


Entered at Fri Jan 4 16:31:22 CET 2019 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson - the man who knew too much
By Hugh Fielder July 05, 2017 Classic Rock

Robbie Robertson on being Bob Dylan’s right-hand man, Eric Clapton’s inspiration and Martin Scorsese’s favourite songwriter

Last Five
Don't Dream It's Over... Crowded House
You Make Me Feel Mighty Real... Slyvester
The Letter... Joe Cocker
I'll Rise... Ben Harper
Trusting Old Soul... Steve Forbert


Entered at Fri Jan 4 16:16:27 CET 2019 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hmmm... .I tried to have this article translated but it didn't work. Maybe someone could help out? Great photos regardless. And yes, I've met Bill Avis also. I met him in Cobourg, Ontario when his son Jerome and Band were performing. It was here that Jerome told me to save up to attend a Ramble. Bill shed a little light on the Robbie and Levon dynamic. As Robbie has said many times... .Regardless of what transpired or didn't transpire; Levon was the closest to a brother that he never had. Having an older brother myself; I know very well how complicated a relationship that can be and yes, I also had to deal with money issues.

Bill Avis et The Band : épopée rock de l'hôtel Radio de Rouyn jusqu'à The Last Waltz Publié le jeudi 24 novembre 2016

JED... You are being too kind to a huge Raptor fan regarding last night's terrible game. Kudos to Demar who had a triple double for the first time in his career. After everything he went through he deserved to shine last night. I was extremely disappointed in the Raptors who did not step up at all. I see more and more why so many people love Pops Jed. I watched the interviews after the game and he was dismayed at the way fans treated Kwahi. Traitor? I loved how Pops had a private moment with Kwai at the end of the game and made sure the cameras could not hear what transpired... ... Danny Green of course was still shown love. Not surprising as he's the kind of guy you just want to be around as he exudes light and fun and just navigates with such ease with others in general. As far as Kwai's personality? Uhhhh, aren't you the Doc? I have read that his father owned a gas station in Demar's hometown of Compton, Cali. For some unknown reason his father was murdered when he was a teenager... ... just like that. Apparently he worked with his father at his Car Wash all the time... ... Just like Robbie's father... ... Unbelievable... ... :-((((((((((((( Other exceptional players such as Jimmy Butler and John Wall for example have different stories but similar in that they had to channel all their anger due to their life circumstances into their sport. Truly inspiring athletes. As Robbie said, it wasn't always about what happened on stage... ..court, etc. Everyone has a story and not everyone can overcome extreme odds against them. Those who overcame the odds because of natural talent, hard work... ..Heroes to their communities and to those of us who pay attention..

PAT B... . You could be the perfect stranger from Illinois. :-D


Entered at Fri Jan 4 11:02:42 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Symbols

The Symbols were a "pure pop" band covering The Tremeloes and Four Seasons. Later Adrian Gurvitz joined them though. Mike Post who produced "Dixie" for "The Symbols" was working in the USA - I wonder if The Symbols (UK) - well known with listed discographies, is confused with another band. Especially as the Bell single is a US copy.


Entered at Fri Jan 4 05:00:43 CET 2019 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Thanks,Pat. BEG-the game tonight was a bore-a blowout-Pops came prepared with a great game plan.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 22:56:37 CET 2019 from (108.88.109.12)

Posted by:

Pat B

Jed, I'm happy to hear you are feeling better.

The best of the season to all and especially our esteemed webmaster.

BEG, you are the greatest.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 21:30:42 CET 2019 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Many thanks

Gregg Allman would say,at every concert,”y’all a great bunch here”. Well it’s true HERE. Much gratitude. BEG-in my thankfully rapidly diminishing pain,I caught Kawai’s 45 point masterful performance. OH MY! That guy is better than I even imagined-big game tonight vs. the ole spurs. I heard Kawaie only talks to one teammate-he’s awfully shy? Now about this GB and it’s people.i very often feel intimidated here-this is one smart and knowledgeable group of people-I simply read,at times,in awe.some of you are the smart kids in school that I always learned from-but from a distance-again-I was intimidated. So now I see all you smarties are awfully thoughtful and kind too. And I’m deeply grateful. Go back to the music-I’m listening.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 17:35:01 CET 2019 from (74.12.32.16)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: TNTDODD by the Symbols

A bit more digging yields the link - seems to be a different group, which makes m more sense on all sorts of grounds, including the involvement of Mike Post.

Also the UK Symbols have a Wikipedia listing that does not mention either 1970 or TNTDODD.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 17:29:26 CET 2019 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Days Gone By.

Very sorry to hear your news Jed. Excruciating pain is... excruciating. Thanks to my former Naturopath I saved an organ that was in attack mode from time to time. As far as not being noticed that's your perception but it's incorrect. As soon as I see your name I think of you as as one of the few posters who is also a Basketball fan as I am. I also respect the field you're in as it entailed many years of school and training as did JT. Your appreciation of music is loud and clear. And all your connections to Woodstock. Some of us post more to certain posters as we have actually met each other. Less mystery but more familiarity. Some of my female buddies who used to post were not interested in meeting anyone from the GB as they wanted to keep their fantasies percolating.

One of my favourite female posters who I met from this site was also an educator. We were supposed to see Garth and BARK at the Horseshoe Tavern once her visa came through. As it turned out Garth did not perform. Green eyed girl joined me. She really didn't know The Band but trusted my general taste in music once again... ..Anyway, my European Band fan's visa finally came through... She had lived in two countries in Europe where in one country she saw The Reformed Band in the late 90's and the report was not good at all. We ended up seeing Dylan together and we saw TLW when it was showing again. She refused to post anymore due to the sexism and the personal attacks. Everytime we would get together she couldn't believe that I still posted. I refused to be driven away as my passion for music was my shield.

Reflecting now... I guess I wanted my Band experience to be more than hiding behind a computer. Opportunities arose and I met Band fans from three countries and some from my own city. We are a community for sure. Laughing here as I just remembered how I met Crab. He was trying to create a feud with Robbie and Dylan... maybe they did have a fallout but... .I immediately emailed him of course not knowing anything about him... ..I was going to give him a piece of my mind... lol... .He loved controversy... lol... Again, the days when everyone knew everyone's email. Days gone by.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 17:19:57 CET 2019 from (74.12.32.16)

Posted by:

Bill M

Answered my own question by looking at Jan's Band discography. Bell promo 45 of TNTDODD by the Symbols - not Philly soul but a British vocal group from 1970.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 15:42:31 CET 2019 from (74.12.32.16)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: That reminds me of a 45 that I looked at but didn't buy at a local record store - what seemed to be an early-'70s Philly soul cover of a Band song (TNTDODD?) on a red-on-white Bell promo label. I don't recall the group's name now, but know I didn't recognise it at the time, which was 15-20 years ago. Does that ring a bell?


Entered at Thu Jan 3 15:17:12 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Paint It Black by Africa

Of course, Paint it Black turns up on YouTube. Linked.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 15:15:25 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Music From Lil Brown, by Africa.

It arrived today. I'd never heard of it until Dag's excellent 1968 compilation. I read the ads there (produced by Lou Adler to) and ordered it. It was only £3.99. It's very good funky stuff. The combination of Louie Louie and Ode to Billie Joe in a medley is inspired, and Paint it Black is brilliant. Love the sleeve - a Big Pink pastiche right down to Next of Kin photo and sleeve note.

When I was compiling Band sessions, one that came up was Afrisa by Marion Brown. Someone asked Levon at the time and he had no memory of the session, the song or Marion Brown. I wonder if there was some confusion with this Music From Lil Brown by Africa. Sounds similar!


Entered at Thu Jan 3 10:08:17 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

We have a reunion every year of the boys in my class when we were 14 or 15. We've been doing it for 10 years. Some travel from France and Germany. About 10 or 12 of us, nothing to do with the official school. We have lunch at a tapas place where we can sit for 3 or 4 hours then come to my house for a music quiz and pizza. It's always first week December and the sun always shines that day. But the list of those who've passed grows longer too. We put their photos on the table.


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Posted by:

Carl

Sometimes I wish I could rewind back to the old days... just for a little while.


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Posted by:

Carl (BONK)

Subject: Jed, Norm and tearjerkers.

Just recently I reconnected with a friend of mine, Brian from my childhood in Cabbagetown. I guess with others, Brian and I hung around from age 10 to 16. Very formative years. Man we thought we were something back then even though we were from the wrong side of the tracks. Fighting, music, sports and girls. Ahh, girls. None of us had a spare dime back then so we would do just about anything to make a few quid. Like shining shoes outside the old Brown Derby and Le Coq Dor on Yonge Street. Brian sent me a picture from about 1963/64 and there's ten of us in the picture. Laughing, roughhousing, and oh so young. We talked about 2 hours and just laughed our asses off at some of the things we did. We started into the old 'whatever happened to so and so' thing and realized that the ten in the picture plus the guy taking it are all gone except us two. When I hung up the phone I cried like a baby as I looked at the photo.


Entered at Thu Jan 3 00:17:03 CET 2019 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Emotional Trauma

Christ .. JQ of course us older guys cry more! We got more to cry about! Not women they are tuffer than us.

Just the other day when I was tellin' youze guys I was going to marry Susan, you gave me shit and started blubbering... ... ..you cry baby!

It just seems that emotions are more near the surface now in these years. You have seen so much and understand things more that the expression is emotion. Even when yer happy. I got pictures just yesterday from my first x-wife of my two great grand children laying out in the snow in their snow suits and blanket. Noah is about three, holding his baby sister and hugging her. Now that makes me cry they are such sweet little folks.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 21:59:49 CET 2019 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

I don't know about crying more now than I used to, but I laughed so hard at your story JQ that literal tears ran down my cheeks.

Thanks! I needed that!


Entered at Wed Jan 2 21:26:06 CET 2019 from (74.12.48.181)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Rod: Look at the bright side - no winnings to be shared, so no drama, and no littering.

One of the CDs I received for Xmas was Robert Plant's "Dreamland" - some so-so originals and some brilliant covers - an absolutely "Skip's Song" (again I feel the loss of David P, who was always happy to discuss Moby Grape), the Youngbloods' "Darkness Darkness", and an impressive "Morning Dew". I just stopped in at the local bookstore to thumb through some magazines, one of which, "Shindig" has a nice two-page feature on Bonnie Dobson who credits Plant with returning that song to her.

Back in the day when the only real women in my life were my mother, my aunts, my friends' mothers and my teachers, the attractive women I saw on TV loomed large. Looming largest was Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie, but for awhile there was also Bonnie Dobson, who'd moved home to Toronto I guess and got a feature part in what must've been a Molson's beer ad that appeared a couple times every time there was an NHL game on TV, which was twice a week.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 20:52:50 CET 2019 from (202.27.54.3)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: I bet on one horse to win

Went to the local country horse races yesterday. The final race had a horse called "Band". The odds were in my favour so I had a dollar each way. That nag finished way down the track unfortunately.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 19:05:41 CET 2019 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Tearjerkers

PV brought out the hankies. At the coffee house I go to the young people there (40 somethings) tell me there’s a whole sad-song thing now that they go to in order to cheer up. I get that. This one just now killed me: Jesse Winchester’s - Every Day I Get The Blues (not the old blues song).

Do any of you older folks here, say 65+, cry more easily than before in your life? Is it bad blood flow or something else? We watched Casablanca on Christmas - I’ve seen it so many times I can recite virtually all of the dialog, seriously. So this year when the crowd and band in Rick’s struck up La Marseillaise, I had tears running and started a cough/bawl/snort sound that made the whole room look over to me, concerned like. WTF?


Entered at Wed Jan 2 16:54:45 CET 2019 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Suzy

Good one Peter! A great example of what a beautiful woman Suzy is, and singer and performer as well. Judy Collins was praised to "own" Ian Tyson's song "Some Day Soon" but Suzy Bogguss is a cut above Judy for me.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 16:39:55 CET 2019 from (74.12.48.181)

Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: Glad you liked the article. The bit that really resonated with me was Doyle's admission that he doesn't listen to his beloved old records anymore because he doesn't need to - they're deep within him already. That's how I work too. I'm likely to be replaying stuff that I don't (yet) like all that much but recognise to be something special. Examples of records that I really had to work at, but came to adore, are Jack Bruce's "Songs for a Tailor", Funkadelic's "America Eats Its Young" and Sly and the Family Stone's "Life". I suspect that Dr John's "Babylon" will be another, but I'm still working on it.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 16:32:10 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Suzy Boggus

OK, handkerchiefs out. No sniffing or tears. Suzy's best known one to me: "Letting Go"


Entered at Wed Jan 2 15:02:41 CET 2019 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Suzy Bogguss & Little Projects

Bassman thanks for your comments on Suzy. It appears you are a fan like me.

As to your little projects! I almost had a hernia laughing. Getting shed of 3 remotes, I've gone thru it. But the best part is getting back up once yer on the floor. Happens to me all the time. I get down and I'm feeding wood into the fire and already in my head I'm formulating a plan to get back up again :-) :-)

Well we are discussing plans to sell the old homestead here. There are days when Susan's arthritis makes it very difficult to get up and down the stairs. She also has to drive back and forth to Port Hardy 5 days a week to go and work out in the gym and aqua-fit at the pool to keep herself mobile. That's a fourty minute drive and the road is like driving in Switzerland so I worry about her, (not to mention the gawd damn price of gas).

Also I can't keep my boats in this piss ant little marina so I'm driving back and forth to Port Hardy too. So there is a new subdivision in Port Hardy 5 minutes from the marina and where Susan works out. Beautiful view lots looking right down over the Strait to the mainland all across the water and the coast mountains. (All the area where I travelled for years) So I'm looking at having a modular home (single story rancher) built and put on a cement slab. Gas fire place as the arthritis in my hands is making it hard to cut wood. I guess I should go a little easier on my body for these "golden" years.

A beautiful area with hardly any houses so far amoung the trees on a hill over looking the water and "The Dock of the Bay".

This gettin' old is fun huh Bass Man?... ... .isn't it?


Entered at Wed Jan 2 14:34:55 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

And you can't buy a car with a CD player. Yet all the supermarkets still sell them. Sainsburys supermarket do their own limited editions of vinyl classics which are already collectible, plus some really excellent compilations on double LPs. Record Collector reviewed them last month.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 14:33:30 CET 2019 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:99:eb75:1612:9b2b)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Great article, Bill M. I like the part about traditional music too. I think Liege and Lief and several Scottish musicians did it for me.

Listening to the end of Gene Clark and Carla Olson, whom I know nothing about. Absolutely brilliant. Their version of Phil Ochs' Changes is stunning. When it finishes, she who must be obeyed and I are going food shopping. I miss the Old New Years badly. It's all about Christmas now.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 14:19:07 CET 2019 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:99:eb75:1612:9b2b)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

And HMV is in administration. This affects me because they own FOPP. But I haven't bought a lot this year. About 20 CDs.

And John Lewis has stopped selling DVDs. I don't use my Blueray player. I stream films now.

And the Vinyl shop in my home town is closing.

Yet according to what I have read, there are big developments in streaming technology.

Thanks, Norm. Will check them out.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 14:16:17 CET 2019 from (74.12.48.181)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Roddy Doyle on the Band

Maybe this nice low-key piece appeared earlier this year and was been noted by others here previously. But it's new to me. If I'm not mistaken the "West-End Pheonix" is a Toronto periodical started in what is now last year by the Rheostatics' Dave Bidini. Bidini has authored several books, including the worthy "On A Cold Road", which is partly the diary of a budget cross-Canada road tour by the Rheostatics, and partly a compendium of funny or frightening or educational road incidents shared by numerous (mostly) Canadian musicians - some, e.g., Amos Garrett, well known, others not so much.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 13:19:06 CET 2019 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Obsolete equipment … well, enough about me, I mean consumer electronics. Because I’ve had to move my exercise stuff indoors, to a different room, I re-assembled a hi-fi from long stored stuff. Trouble is, on unused CD and DVD players, the first thing to seize up is the drawer mechanism. Still you can often do it by hand. I have three lumps of metal ( all in use) where the drawer has to be helped in or out by hand. I have an impressive stack in a storeroom – Betamax, S-VHS, Laser Disc, DVD player, all in a rack and connected up to a tube large Sony TV.

I also have a QED amp with an incredibly noisy volume pot in the re-assembled system. It crackles violently. It’s OK if I turn it off, set a volume level, then turn it on. You just can’t use the volume control when it’s on. I’ve sprayed it with Servisol electrics cleaner daily, but it’s not getting to the problem. Pity the amp sounds very clean through Mission bookshelf speakers which are only 20 years old. My main hi-fi speakers are older. Then the Marantz CD player in the recently assembled system seems to have poor error correction.

Apparently there is a market in Japan for "collectible" stuff like the first Sony CDP-101 CD players from 1982. I have one in the garage. Also the first Betamax machines with the cool grey design. Trouble is, there's no market here.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 05:38:11 CET 2019 from (71.175.88.22)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: Just down the river

Subject: New year's Philly madness

While puttering about today, had the TV on showing the Philadelphia Mummer's parade. This was year 119. "Mummery" (sounds immoral, don't it?) is one part Mardi Gras, one part panto, two parts kitsch, and several parts "who let these whackdoodles out of the asylum". The parade lasts around six hours, then reconvenes at a convention center for the "Fancy Brigades" competition, elaborate large music and dance creations with flats, lighting and costumes, costumes, costumes.

Lost my link instructions. Search for "penn live mummers photos" for a good place to start. Article is a good primer on the tradition. Click through to the footage for a better idea of how this all works. I'm sure there will be scads on YouTube.

Bear in mind that there are no professionals involved. All design and fabrication, choreography, musical arrangements, etc. are done by volunteer members of the various clubs.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 05:10:30 CET 2019 from (71.175.88.22)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE/USA

Subject: Suzy Boggus and I Still Miss Someone

Norm, that cover appeared on a fine album she made with Chet Atkins, Simpatico, waaay back in 1994, (Almost 25 years ago would you believe!) Tasty pickin' indeed.

Spending time these days on little projects, at least when I have the energy. "Fixing a Crack" comes to mind. Still have not gotten to the rewiring of the living room "media center", trying to integrate new and old equipment in a way that does not require 9 steps and three remotes to do anything. Talking to a pawn shop owner the other day who says that they no longer buy much in the way of consumer electronics... things become obsolete too fast and he is left holding the bag. Reminded me of Dave Barry's line about computer stores. They should just put a big trash can at the end of the checkout line since whatever you just bought will be obsolete before you get out it the door!

Jed, hang in there. Look for small victories, which are easily lost worrying about the big picture. For example, yesterday I knelt on the floor, and was actually able to get myself back up again. There will be plateaus and minor setbacks, but one day at a time is more than a trite cliche. Take it easy and take it slow.


Entered at Wed Jan 2 05:09:18 CET 2019 from (74.12.48.181)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: back to the roots

I thought I would post an amusing tidbit from the new Band book, but then realised it actually comes from the glossy "Uncut" Band tribute to that I'd been plowing through before Christmas. The bit was how Willie Jeffries and other British Hawkins fanatics approached our guys during the Dylan/Hawks tour of the UK to implore them to drop Dylan and return to their roots. Just as folkies were imploring Dylan to drop the Hawks and return to HIS roots.


Entered at Tue Jan 1 18:36:32 CET 2019 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Bluegrass

Dunc, I had meant to tell you about a bluegrass band called, "North Country". These are kids and they are traditional. Five of them. However you should search on youtube, North Country singing "Sing Me Back Home" Merle Haggard's old tune. In this video there is only two kids. The boy playing dobro was only I think 14. He is from a little town on our coast here called Squamish. My older brother Howie plays guitar, mandolin and accordion and plays a lot of blue grass and played at festivals with this boy's father.

They have many videos and I'm sure you will like them. They are kind of based I believe in Seattle but are from all over the country.


Entered at Tue Jan 1 18:21:57 CET 2019 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Dunc of the high country!

Hey Dunc, I'm in agreement with you as far as Vince Gill and Eagles goes. He doesn't look right or sound right there. Everyone wants to of course keep playing some tunes but when it's over, it's over. Some guys just need to be gracious about it.

With the Band it was a different thing. They were all still very young and trying to put the Band back together made more sense.

I appreciate some of your suggestions as well. I really enjoy youtube. There is such a wealth of music and many wonderful surprises. I use that source in many different ways. Even to pick a song and then listen to and compare all the different covers.

A couple of nights ago I was comparing my favourite lady country singers. I listened to a cover Suzzy Boggus does of Johnny Cash's "I still miss someone". There are a few live vids of her doing this song. The particular one that tears your heart out is just her with her guitar, a stand up bass and a young guy with an acoustic who is a tasty picker. She is without a doubt, (to me) the greatest lady country singer.

This old Johnny Cash song I have sung pretty well all my life. Just one of the greatest feeling songs for the lyric and the music.


Entered at Tue Jan 1 14:48:48 CET 2019 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:4dcf:27fa:2635:fe25)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

A Guid New Year to Ane An' A'.

Good luck, Jed. Keep hanging together and fighting, Mate. Both my wife and I have suffered from awful pain in the past so we both empathise with you and understand what you are going through. I really like and value your posts from your neck of the woods. Fight the fight... and rest.

Thanks, Peter. I'll seek out that Uncut Magazine.

Enjoyed Youtube OK of Vince, Norm, but I don't see him as an Eagle. I like country and much prefer that last suggestion of yours, Roger Miller's son singing King of the Road. I really enjoy Willie, Kris, Del, Asleep at the Wheel and the bluegrass revival to Vince Gill.

And if you've not got it, the Gene Clark Carla Olson album is a must with many highlights. Just rereleased in UK this year. Isn't Deportee a moving song at this time?

Eagles playing in the background and the brilliant Gene Clark song, Train Leaves Here This Morning is playing. I love this song. Beautiful musicianship... and I noticed B Leadon has added his name to the credits. A bit mean?


Entered at Mon Dec 31 23:36:49 CET 2018 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Bill M/Norbert

Most grateful for your kindness.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 20:34:07 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:f824:5d45:ff05:a538)

Posted by:

Norbert

Jed, at the end it all comes down to this question: What is the truth? (or: Who is right?) ….. but no one has ever found truth, she always lives on the next mountain, no matter how far you travel …… and maybe that’s good, so don’t worry about a thing. Keep posting brother and stay out of that hospital.

They’re already starting to burn the annual $100 million of fireworks here in small Holland, although we still have a few hours left, anyway time to go downstairs and join the party, cheers.

Happy New Year all.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 18:24:03 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6c1:3794:f062:e63c:5e1a:259f)

Posted by:

Bill M

Jed: Sorry to hear about that awful pain. Good to know you're on the mend though - ramping up to a happy, healthy 2019. As we all are, I hope.

Norm: Sad to say, but Susan should expect to keep on yelling at the TV for another year. Poor her, poor you.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 17:34:28 CET 2018 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

You’re right on Norm-I’m in otherwise great shape-intense fitness and good nutrition are my basics-but shit happens. Today my wife got upset when I fainted going to bathroom.Obviously I had no clue how weak I am.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 16:58:06 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Undescribable Pain

What you are describing Jed is like something I experienced. At age 22 I had a perforated ulcer. After many days of stomach pain I went to a doctor. He sent me for x-rays. I never heard any more from him. I went back to the medical center after a couple of weeks to check. The nurse couldn't find any thing about x-rays in my file. The doctor had gone to England for six months.

A couple of months later I suffered a perforation. Then with peritonitis you get to know what pain really is. When I ended up in the hospital the old doctor who repaired my stomach said, "you may have lasted another five hours. I figure the only reason you made it this far is because you are in such good shape."

I weighed 190, in eleven days I weighed 139. After a couple of weeks of my old mum looking after me I got back in shape and the pain finally left.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 15:49:57 CET 2018 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Norm/Peter

Most appreciative of your kind posts. Peter-knee surgery may be a day at the beach compared to the bacterial mess in my gut. The pain etc. is too ugly to detail but my docs never ignored my suffering. Strange things is I’m a doc and I chose a hospital I have little affiliation to or minimal relationship so I could carry on like anyone else in distress. It turned out to be a good move.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 15:18:04 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: What's in a name!

Jed, it's as good as anything else. Sorry to hear of your illness and glad you are on the mend. Don't sell yourself short. You are as important as anyone else in town. Your contributions never go un noticed( not by me for sure).

You seem to be in a place where you have had the opportunity to see some good shows and appreciate the music as we all do. I hope your new year is healthy and pain free.

As fer the rest-of-yuz! I hope every one enjoys a happy, healthy and pain free New Year. I hope the people in the USA get their politics sorted out (so it can at least calm my wife down). I'll be so happy not to have to hear about politics any more. Maybe be able to turn on my news and see some thing happy and positive. It is really draining on the mind and soul.

I'd like to be able to tell Kevin John what I think of his "prime minister" he bragged about so much :-)

Hope to see you all next year!!


Entered at Mon Dec 31 15:16:31 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

So the world turns … over twenty years of The Band GB, and like others, I’m remembering those who’ve passed away, as well as those who just found another place.

On being cool or a core group, I posted something on this a few years ago. It’s like moving to a village and walking into the local pub. The regulars sitting at their favourite tables look like a closed group. (Well, in Dorset, they might be … my grandad said the County Motto was “There be a stranger. Heave half a brick at he”). But mostly it’s only an impression that soon melts away. You’ve been a regular for ages, Jed! Glad to hear you’re out and pain free. I’m looking at knee surgery soon myself.

Today’s listening … well the first four words indicates it’s my Best of Elvis playlist.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 14:17:30 CET 2018 from (174.203.14.25)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: New year

Just want to close 2018 with a warm happy new year to all here. I learn so much reading here,particularly about music and musicians that are not in my usual rotations. For that I am grateful. Finallly I just had my first experience (being in my 60’s not so bad) spending a few very wretched and painful days treating an ailment in the hospital. I was deeply moved by the competence,care,kindness,encouragement and love I was given.I am so grateful my loving family was there in every way for me. And I’m glad I can express this!-albeit ironically in a place where no one knows me or cares about some typing troll who uses a ridiculous moniker like Jed.. So while I’m certainly not part of the core group(the cool kids as we called em in high school) here and most posters rarely notice or acknowledge my existence I’m very content just learning stuff and only wish goood things raining down on all of you in 2019 and beyond. I’m just glad to be pain free and out of hospital.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 12:35:53 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Let's turn over a new leaf... Let's make promises we can keep.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 12:25:51 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Raise a glass to the comrades we've lost.

Healthy Happy New Year to the Guest Book Community.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 07:43:36 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

John, it was my very, very great pleasure :-)

Happy New Year everybody!


Entered at Mon Dec 31 04:29:44 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Just wanted to wish everyone a great 2019. All the best. Norm, keep dry. Lisa thank you so very much for finding my lost lamb this year.


Entered at Mon Dec 31 04:21:35 CET 2018 from (101.161.134.135)

Posted by:

Doug

Location: sydney

Subject: Carckers 68

Dag B thank you very much for your efforts. It has provided some unexpected and pleasurable holiday reading. Interesting how many critics rightly acclaimed MFBP a work of genius, but also how little effect that had on sales at the time.


Entered at Sun Dec 30 19:42:45 CET 2018 from (62.251.71.189)

Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: 2018 -- ) 2019

Sometimes we have to look back to see forward. The Long Telegraph 2019:

'………… the story is a small one. But as China challenges America’s predominance, misunderstandings about each other’s actions and intentions could lead them into a deadly trap first identified by the ancient Greek historian Thucydides. As he explained, “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.” The past 500 years have seen 16 cases in which a rising power threatened to displace a ruling one. Twelve of these ended in war ……….'

Anyway, if there is going to be a conflict (God forbid) with either China or Kim Jung-un please tape off the camera and the mic. of your laptop BEFORE entering this free GB. Or as Churchill once said: “What cannot be seen, what cannot be heard, cannot be given”.


Entered at Sun Dec 30 19:12:32 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:d080:5fc7:24eb:d919)

Posted by:

Norbert

Bassman Lee, we’re with you brother.


Entered at Sun Dec 30 18:58:57 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Five songs for today (on replay, checking out audio stuff):

Beautiful Afternoon - Forever More

Garden Party - Rick Nelson

When The Night Was Young - Robbie Robertson

Walk Like A Man - Bruce Springsteen

Precious Time - Van Morrison.


Entered at Sat Dec 29 17:24:49 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Vince Gill

Dunc! Vince Gill has one particular video. The song to search on youtube is "Don't let our love start slippin' away". See if you can name all the musicians and singers who are in his video, (on stage and dancing).

Even if you don't much like him, (every one is entitled to their taste) you'll see how popular he is.


Entered at Sat Dec 29 12:13:51 CET 2018 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:c55e:1534:7af1:1c3c)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Bassman Lee. Glad to see you're keeping fighting. As most of us get older, it seems that everybody has to battle at some time in their lives, whether it be with their health, family bereavements, their work or family breakup. It's the same all over the world. I'm observing from a distance through the internet so may be wrong but I felt Vince Gill was not a good fit for the Eagles. I also got the impression through reading on the internet, perhaps wrongly, that he didn't fully value the experience. I may have a wrong impression, and never knew of his involvement in blue grass, but I was given a gift of a Vince Gill album and thought it was formulaic. Maybe it's just the mucking about with a band I've returned to and value. Really enjoying the first Eagles' album again.

Blue grass I like, but some I like more than others. About fifteen years ago I saw a group of bluegrass players from the Appalachian Mountains as part of our festival. Absolutely brilliant. Playing in different groupings and down to earth musicians. One of those concerts when you didn't want the evening to end.

I saw Alison Krause twice and had one of her albums. However I much prefer the Del McCourie band, thought about it and can't explain why.

Oh for Christmas I got John Prine 'For Better, Or Worse'. Brilliant and effortless. Beautiful music.

Hi Fred. Nice to hear from you, again. Rangers v Celtic at 12.30 today - shortens the drinking time before kick off. Pubs starting to fill up - a divided city.


Entered at Sat Dec 29 07:24:24 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

Norm, that was quite the storm, glad to hear the Rockin Chair escaped harm. The news coverage of all those boats crashing into each other - yikes! And then the runaway container barge in Coal Harbour ...

beg, thanks for your kind words. I really enjoy your accounts of your connections with all the posters from the past in the GB. So many special people here, past and present.

When I first got a laptop (many years after everybody else), The Band was the very first thing I looked up, and this was the very first site I came to. I'm sorry I don't have very much to contribute musically, but I guess we all have our place. It's a funny thing, this odd connection you get with people you've never met but feel that you know, at least a bit. A few weeks ago Bill wrote about trying to find Jerry T at a concert they were both attending, never having met before, and how they had so much trouble finding each other because they both looked entirely different from the mental picture they had of one another. Somewhere among the photos on Jan's archive there is what you'd call a caricature someone did of you, and I know it's silly, but that's how I always picture you. Crazy, huh?


Entered at Sat Dec 29 04:55:45 CET 2018 from (64.229.181.77)

Posted by:

Bill M

Another GB regular - now sadly lost to us - with a role in the Kubernik book is Jerry T (RIP), whose compilation of Hawks and Band shows appears at the end as an appendix. "The Tenenbaum Archives" gets a well deserved credit, but not this brilliant site as far as I can tell.

And then there's Dag's fabulous work, which deserves a book of its own.


Entered at Sat Dec 29 01:25:05 CET 2018 from (64.229.181.77)

Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: Thus far, my favourite John D line is that the Hawks with Dylan "were the tightest, loosest band I had ever seen." Well said, and so true.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 20:55:53 CET 2018 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:18f8:83cc:73f6:8365)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: The Crackers in 1968

A mishmash of stuff relating to the boys in 1968. Link: goo.gl/kW6dLR5


Entered at Fri Dec 28 18:30:36 CET 2018 from (71.175.88.22)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Vince Gill

Dunc, maybe what's confusing you is that Vince Gill was in a later configuration of Pure Prairie League. He appears on Firin' Up (1980) and Something In The Night (1981). Then, while he was not a MEMBER of (the) Eagles, which is a subject in its own right, "Gill joined the Eagles on tour in 2017 and 2018, singing the lead vocals once sung by Glenn Frey" according to Wikipedia. Caught a Dan Rather Big Interview with him recently. A very humble and likeable guy who maybe does not get enough credit for bringing bluegrass sounds back into Country music when it was largely rural rock. (Like it is now, come to think of it.)


Entered at Fri Dec 28 17:33:09 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Story of The Band

I got the book a short time before Christmas Bill. I made a couple of comments a ways back there. In particular I got a laugh out of John D's comment they looked like "Quakers".

I was commenting on their suits. It came back again the other day when I was listening to some of the "Animals". Particularly a video of "House of the rising sun". Those guys too had the suits, (the early 60's fad). Brown suits with black piping, bright yellow shirts and black ties. Gawd awful, looks like bell hops to me. I liked the 50's when we wore shit kickin' strides. A quarter inch wide belt, 20 inches at the knee and the cuffs (you had to wash your feet to get 'em off!)

I bet years later those guys got a heck of a laugh about those suits. Probably Hawkins made them wear those suits.

But I'm enjoying that book and if you look back the quote I made of Robbie's words on page 160 confirm his thoughts of being on the road.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 17:07:27 CET 2018 from (64.229.181.77)

Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: Glad to hear you weren't majorly affected by the windstorm, which made the news here big time. I had no idea it hit as far up-island you you.

I got a decent amount of music stuff for Christmas. The Kubernik Band book, which is, as BEG says, more pictures than text, but that's a good thing, as Harvey's not much of a writer, judging from this book alone. But he does know how to assemble visuals. And he's got lots of sidebars with entries by (mostly) knowledgeable people such as John D. Some of these offer up tremendous insights - most especially drummer John Ware, but also John Simon and others. I also received Kubernik's earlier book on Neil Young, which I haven't looked at yet, a 1985 magazine with an interesting interview with Rick Danko, and a book of profiles of rootsy songwriters, including Willie P Bennett. And some CDs, about which more later.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 16:35:41 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Bill M "Into the Mystic"

Hey Bill! When I got home yesterday I saw your post and replied... ..I guess it went into the mystic... it's not here.

First of all, those songs I mentioned were burning in my head. I knew they were back there somewhere so I had to look them up. Steve Winwood wrote "I can't find my way back home" about 1968 when he was with Spencer Davis I believe.

The other song was tormenting me. It was Peggy Lee in 1951 who sang "I love the way you're breaking my heart". This young lady Rachael Price, (born in Australia and raised in Huntsville Tennessee). You guys need to listen to her sing this song. You too Dunc! Best of the season to you old kid.

The piano takes a solo just great, then what this young guy does with his stand up bass is out standing. This young lady leans to jazz but this song sounds more bluesy to me. How do you tell the difference?

Bill I don't know if you heard what happened to us last week. We had a record storm. I don't know how come we didn't loose our power. There was over 700,000 people without power. It took 9 days to get most of them back. About 4000 in the gulf islands won't have it back 'till new years eve.

The little dock where I keep my smaller boat here in Port Alice got broken all apart. It was hurricane force in here, (just about 70 knots). I took my boat over to Coal Harbour yesterday where there is better protection and they have power so I can plug my boat in and keep it warm.

There was a helicopter photo put on face book. On the mountain behind Parksville the timber was laid flat by the wind. An unreal sight.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 16:18:55 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ugh! JOHN DONABIE wrote three articles not two. Ugh! Previous song not by Eagles. This one hopefully is... Learn To Be Still. And on that note I'm outta here... finally! Soon off to hometown to visit with relatives. As kids we'd listen to Tommy James and The Shondelles and The Mamas and Papas and a lot of Motown and of course The Beatles. We knew The Stones were the bad boyzzzz... .Any more mistakes... I don't care ok? ;-D


Entered at Fri Dec 28 16:05:43 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Apologies to JOHN DONABIE... not John Donnie. Sorry. Anyway, I wasn't going to buy latest Band book as more photos than info. However, when I saw in person the two articles you wrote... I changed my mind.

For those of you who are hosting New Year's Eve parties; I'd start with Pink's Let's Get This Party Started.

Very huuuuge shout out to LISA who was still standing here when no other women were here. :-D

New Year's Resolution... Learn To Be Still


Entered at Fri Dec 28 15:14:06 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Since you're gone my empty arms
Have nothing left to hold
And your memory cannot keep me warm
But it never leaves me cold

And the world keeps turning round and round
It leaves me hanging in the air
My heart keeps turning upside down
And you're still standin' there

Steve Earle... with Lucinda Williams... You're Still Standing There

Jon L... Did you catch Steve and Lucinda last year in NYC?
Jon is one of the youngest Band fans I met in NYC who has seen tons of shows! Jon along with Crab met my friend Louuuuise who I stayed with in the big apple many times since 1991. She taught at NYU at one time and was a therapist before she gave it up to work in a law firm. She passed in her early seventies. A real loss as she was like an older sister to me. She even came with me to one of Garland Jeffreys' parties. So many memories... ... ... so many. :-D


Entered at Fri Dec 28 14:54:42 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

1985 Canada's Wilburys?: From left, Bryan Adams, Ronnie Hawkins, Gordon Lightfoot, Robbie Robertson and Burton Cummings? How come I don't see all of them?

Books bought or given to me as gifts or found in our laundry room down the hall this 2018

Reckless Daughter A Portrait Of Joni Mitchell... David Yaffe
Maria Callas... An Intimate Biography... Anne Edwards
White Trash Photo Book... Christopher Makos... I bought softcover many years ago and sold to very happy owner at Pandamonium Records but when I saw it again in hardcover with some updates... My time in music was punk and new wave... partner bought it for me.
Dylan Photo book... Schatzberg
The Story Of The Band From Big Pink To The Last Waltz... Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik... Santa included some moula with gifts so I bought it on sale for 27.00 with added bonus John Donnie's articles.

I didn't buy any music but I did enjoy new artist for myself... Jason Isbell who I caught on Austin City Limits thanks to The Band community... especially Kevin J. :-D

Last 5
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss... PM Dawn with Spandau Ballet
The Galway Girl... Steve Earle with Lucinda Williams
You're Beautiful... Blunt... Thank you NORBERT
Keep Getting' It On... Marvin Gaye
You're Still Standing There... Steve Earle

I appreciated the contributions of all the Dankettes over the years. They were like Rick easy going and non-confrontational. I also especially liked the contributions of Jersey Girl and Claire (Robbiesonians? Well JG for sure). Thoughtful writers. The Levonistas were as feisty as I am so sometimes we clashed and sometimes we were friendly. They stood for something as I did. All the female posters were quite unique to post in a very male dominated forum where we had to deal with sexism and not taken seriously at times. Other times I learned a lot from the male posters... such as when they were in conflict with others they got over it for the most part quickly.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 14:08:13 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Solid Air

Dunc, that's a great round-up. The January Uncut has an article on the making of John Martyn's "Solid Air". Just read it and about to put the album on.


Entered at Fri Dec 28 12:10:20 CET 2018 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:d86b:aea1:d109:9a98)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: What I Bought and Enjoyed

Not as innovative as Peter, but still quite active in the market.This is what I bought.

Davy Graham - Hat - refers to his friend, Paul Simon, in the sleeve notes and covers Homeward Bound and I Am A Rock. He's the reason I got into acoustic guitar playing. Absolutely brilliant. I think of Peter's story The Folk Singer, and he wasn't a folk singer, but seemed to go from club to club trying to crash some place to sleep.

Tony McManus - Ceol More acoustic guitar and three other of his albums. Have only seen him play once and only had one of his albums. I love this stuff.

Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics. Peter got me interested in him again last year. I remember losing interest in him after he left Fairport. A coincidence I discovered is that he teaches with Tony McManus.

Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs - Love this album. Had never heard of Nic Jones before Peter's enthusiasm.

Neil Young - Hitchhiker - My period of interest is from Neil Young to circa 1980 - absolutely brilliant.

Michael McDermott - Willow Springs - great songs and musicianship. I owe Bob F for getting me into this.

Roseann Fino - Take You With Me - talented girl. I think the song A Crow's Song' is special.

Paul Simon - In The Blue Light - really enjoy this album, which has led me to revisit the Paul Simon albums I don't play so often, which may have been Paul's intention.

Alasdair Frase and Tony McManus - Return to Kintail. Alasdair Fraser is a brilliant fiddler and has been a guest Waterboy.

JJ Cale - Shades - concentrating on these first eight albums. Interestingly, Reggie Young plays lead on a track.

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature - I didn't know about this album, but Peter championed it on Toppermost... and although a later release, it is great.

The Bunch - Rock On. This was a must for me - Sandy Denny and the Dundee Horns on the same album. Young guys and gals saluting their heroes.

Eagles - Eagles. Bought this remastered CD. Looking at the first six albums closely. Vince Gill is never an Eagle.

Shout - The Essential Alex Harvey. I didn't realise he was twenty years older than everybody else when I saw him. I bought this album for The Alex Harvey Soul Band songs, but I like all the tracks. I always remember him talking about there being only three bass guitars in the UK!

Karine Polwart - Traces. Really good songwriting, but some serious subjects. A Scot, who is having an impact in the whole of the UK.

Sutherland Brothers - Lifeboat - good Scottish songwriting. Needed it to accompany its partner.

Sweet Danny Wilson - from Dundee. Popular up here and Mary's Prayer is a Scottish classic.

Alice Marra - Chain Up The Swings. Michael Marra's daughter, lead singer of The Hazy Janes, paying tribute to her father.

Zombies - Odessey and Oracle, Singles AS and Bs. Many 60s group members' favourite group... and it is easty to see why.

Gene Clark and Carla Olson - So Rebellious A Lover - rereleased across here in 2018. I had only heard two of the songs before on a Gene Clark compilation, but I think it is a really good album.

Many thanks to GB contributors and a special shout for Peter's reviews. I don't folow blindly, but always check out. Playing Nic Jones just now. The Drowned Lovers is an exceptional track.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 22:49:42 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

So far Film Faves for 2018 in no particular order.

The Hate U Give (Thug)
A Star Is Born
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Widows
Green Book
Beautiful Boy

New Year's Eve we'll see Welcome To Marwen and dinner thanks to a cousin's holiday gift. I would also like to see The Favourite.

Last Five
Out Of The Blue... The Band featuring Robbie on vocals!
I Wonder... Robert Cray
The Right Mistake... Robbie Robertson
Sexual Healing... Shaggy
Garden Party... Rick Nelson

Sometimes I don't know you
You're like someone else
But that's all right
I'm a stranger here myself

She don't shed a tear
When I walk out that door
She knows, She knows
I'll be coming back for more

The very first person I met in the Chatroom left the room with those lyrics. It turned out he's an Aussie musician. I realized that The Band site became the only site I contributed my thoughts and music because there is immediate reaction to various posts. When I had checked out other sites of my fave musical artists; not available. Also, met many posters by email, phone, in person. We shared a lot of recordings amongst ourselves and many good times. For instance, I cannot tell you how funny Rollie was via of hotmail headphones for instance. Only one time he said something that really annoyed me. He was such a gentleman that all I had to do was tell him once and our misunderstanding was immediately resolved. I really miss him. Hope his Sweet Jane is doing well. She was lucky to have been with him for a long time.

So... Thank you jan h... If it wasn't for all the email addresses that were available at one time and the Chatroom; I would never have met some really beautiful people. Bumbles was another one who was a real gentleman via email. He had a lot of musical knowledge to share with us as. He had also been to many concerts that were of interest to myself. Also miss others who rarely post now such as Ray Pence, Fred, Tenn now Cali, Ed V as well as many others. They were all really good buddies for many years. In praise of The Band buddies!! :-D


Entered at Thu Dec 27 22:39:54 CET 2018 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

LOL, well played Peter. Well, I'd be first in line to see The Band circa 1983 so no issues there. ;)


Entered at Thu Dec 27 21:52:38 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

But I'd certainly go and see the Felice Brothers at the first opportunity.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 21:47:58 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

To paraphrase, The Felice Brothers without Simone is like Hamlet without the Prince (!) Yes, I have a lot of it, but it's somewhat ramshackle / raucous and I don't hear that lyrical sense nor see the full charisma.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 20:57:39 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6c0:9e7e:f0a6:8831:28e5:9c03)

Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: I've never heard a lame version of "Can't Find My Way Home", which means it's either indestructible or is so difficult that only the truly talented will try. Anyway, the first version I heard (and so my favourite, was on the first and only album by James and the Good Brothers, which they got to do because they created a bit of a buzz through their participation in the Festival Express in 1970. Bill Kreutzman from the Dead plays drums, and Jack Casady from the Airplane is understood to have played bass. James (Achroyd) was a Winnipegger who'd moved to Toronto about the same time as Neil Young and wound up in the second edition of the Squires (aka Four to Go). I got a Neil Young book for Christmas so will look for related ads or photos. The Good Brothers of course went on to considerable success without him.

Another good version was by Ellen McIllwain (sp?) on one of her early albums.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 19:44:06 CET 2018 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Great stuff Peter. A tangent, but I'll be seeing The Felice Brothers in Brooklyn a few nights from now... first time for me. Were you ever a fan of them without Simone?


Entered at Thu Dec 27 18:37:02 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Best of 2018 in MUSIC

My best of 2018 in music is linked. Albums, songs, reissues, book, concerts, archive … the lot. Let's see a few more lists!


Entered at Thu Dec 27 15:44:26 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Rachael Price again

"I love the Way Your Breakin' My Heart. Extremely fine blues and the piano player and bass player... ... ..superb."


Entered at Thu Dec 27 15:37:13 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Rachael Price & Lake Street Drive

There is this old song "Can't Find Mt Way Home". I've watched Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton & Derek Trucks do.

Has anyone seen this girl Rachael Price with the band Lake Street Drive do the song?? This girl can wail! I'm impressed.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 02:14:09 CET 2018 from (64.229.181.77)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: That's a nice Christmasy interpretation, but I suspect that the truth was a bit more Machiavellian. Rafferty's been around long enough to know where the real power lies, so was probably sucking up to Grandma by turning up his nose at the new Neil Young that had been thrust upon him.


Entered at Thu Dec 27 00:15:34 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

A busy Christmas … and a wonderful Boxing Day where we had all our parents’ descendants in one room. My sister, her two daughters and five grandchildren. Our three children and six grandchildren. Karen’s sister and her son. We finished with pass the parcel to great excitement. My five year old grandson won. His brother, two on Christmas Day, burst into tears, and so he instantly handed him the present. Great Christmas spirit … well done, Rafferty.


Entered at Wed Dec 26 21:24:29 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The “Ballad” of Buster Scruggs

So much for my great attentiveness!


Entered at Wed Dec 26 20:14:07 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Legend of Buster Scruggs

Coen Brothers. I just watched this again and although the more obvious surprises are used up, the more subtle perfections are easier to see. There’s magic, authenticity with very well written & delivered dialog. It’s 5 vignettes from the same era. Those 2 guys and Wes Anderson must have producers that just throw them all the money they need. Brilliant! Wes Anderson's latest, Isle of Dogs, has just hit HBO.


Entered at Wed Dec 26 16:22:26 CET 2018 from (2605:6000:8b0b:6a00:8868:22e0:7ce:2127)

Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Rolling Stone: Essential The Band albums

A belated Merry Christmas to all!

Rolling Stone has a "guide to their best and most overlooked LPs — from roots-rock triumphs to star-studded live team-ups"


Entered at Wed Dec 26 04:45:51 CET 2018 from (71.175.88.22)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Happy Merry

A late happy or merry Christmas to all y'all GB posters and lurkers. Low key here, no Santa stops and we are thankful for what health is left and making through a difficult year. Got the nativity set up Christmas Eve, so it feels a little bit like the holidays. Joined in the Jewish tradition of Chinese on Christmas Day although we did not go to the movies.

Christmas Must Be Tonight appears on Hall & Oates' surprisingly good 2006 Christmas release Home for Christmas. We can forgive them Jingle Bell Rock as it is more than balanced by a couple of originals, and a righteous rollicking rendition of Children Go Where I Send Thee.

Without a working CD in my living room (where I live these days) no Amahl this year, sad to say. Have not seen any broadcast listing nor any live performances scheduled. A sad day if such a classic is falling by the wayside.


Entered at Tue Dec 25 21:21:56 CET 2018 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Merry Christmas (or Fred's Happy Tuesday) everybody.

I don't allow anyone to gift me music. My youngest pays no attention of course and he filled my stocking with Nina Simone, Buddy Guy/Junior Wells, Tom Waits and Neil Young (Hitchhiker).

He got his first turntable.

Take care and be safe.


Entered at Tue Dec 25 20:48:44 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Happy Christmas everybody!

I like coming here too, normally everyday. It’s 40 degrees and sunny here today. I got 2 books that I’m already diving in on: The Howard Zinn history (I’ve been putting that off for a long time) and one called On Hitler’s Mountain - a memoir of a girl’s Nazi childhood. All the best y’all!


Entered at Tue Dec 25 11:49:12 CET 2018 from (77.103.81.34)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Christmas tonight

Happy Xmas all. Brits - Amy Helm is touring ... Did I miss this earlier? Borderline on Jan 23rd and just for Dunc she’s playing Celtic Connections in Glasgee on Jan 26th... .


Entered at Tue Dec 25 10:24:48 CET 2018 from (2a00:23c5:3a10:fa00:a481:932:94bd:3a81)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Merry Xmas to all my GB friends.


Entered at Tue Dec 25 00:11:48 CET 2018 from (65.92.193.187)

Posted by:

Bill M

Merry Christmas to the good ship GB and all who sail on her, up to and including our Captain Jan.


Entered at Mon Dec 24 21:12:20 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:35ce:86fe:88e7:1f1c)

Posted by:

Norbert

Talking of Vladimir reminds me of my own Vladimir. Manny years back I worked some time in Oymyakon, one of the coldest city’s in Russia where in winter a day is about 3 hours and cars are kept running 24/7. We hired a small, friendly, native man (Vladimir or Vlady Kahn) to help us out in the hostile environment. He once told me that during the cold war American records where hard to come by and that he would cut his own chilly records on X-ray’s from the hospital, they called them bone records. Due to the frost, alcohol and over consumption of fat frozen reindeer meat there was no shortage of X-ray’s in Oymyakon. My Vlady would cut what he wanted on the bones and sell them on the freezing black marked. A given day he had only one X- ray (cool feet) record left at the end of an short icy day, it was his first and only cut from The Band. Just before Vladimir stepped into his running GAZ M21, another rimy Vladimir turned up out of the blasting fog and asked for a Beatles record in an artic way. Our Vlady turned around quickly and wrote, with chilly fingers, an unsteady THE BEATLES behind THE BAND, so it now said THE BAND THE BEATLES. That is how the first Russian The Band record was sold as a Beatles record (which was no problem as no one knew The Beatles or The Band). Anyway, the other Vladimir, the guy who had bought the numbing record, later told our Vladimir that The Beatles where much better than he had even thought. This THE BAND THE BEATLES X-ray record became a hit over the long bitter winter and was copied more than a million times (on X-ray’s covering all body parts), it spread all over the brisk land. And although the record sounded more like polar wind than The Band, but Russians hardly complain, the fact just remains that our Band made The Beatles famous in Russia.

--------------------------------------------

I drove to work at the office in the city very early, a long drive but it was a beautiful sunrise, saw two gracious deer crossing the road fast at dawn, a good omen.

Merry Christmas all.


Entered at Mon Dec 24 19:59:43 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: Jolly/Holly/Folly

Doing home renos before Christmas = Bad Idea! Gave up on the renos in favor of Christmas. A merry one to everybody! Wishing all of you and your families the very best.


Entered at Mon Dec 24 12:49:05 CET 2018 from (203.160.29.183)

Posted by:

Fred

I'd like to wish all who grace the GB a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays. And for those who don't celebrate at this time of year... .Happy Tuesday!! : )


Entered at Mon Dec 24 07:56:57 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Ultimately, the Band’s initial version — an obvious highlight on the uneven Islands — remains definitive. Danko’s lead there, as forthright as it is folksy, imbues the song with this humble honesty, while Levon Helm’s second vocal underscores the every-day nature of the narrator’s role as history unfolds.

Along the way, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” — just as earlier triumphs from the Band like “Drove Old Dixie” had — tends to bring out personal, rather than general, revelations. The latter, after all, isn’t simply a Civil War song, but also a meditation on lost causes and the sense of duty rooted in home and hearth. Same with “Christmas Must Be Tonight” which, if approached secularly, can also speak larger truths about the promise of birth, that moment when a new world begins inside a child’s eyes.

Perhaps, in the end, it was sunk by that very complexity, by aspiring to more than the tinny simplicity of most holiday radio playlists could comfortably accommodate. Whatever the reasons for its fate, the Band’s “Christmas Must Be Tonight” is more than the sum of its seasonal parts. Instead, it belongs in the conversation with some of the Band’s very best work."

Merry Healthy Happy Holidays to the GB Community.


Entered at Mon Dec 24 06:08:23 CET 2018 from (101.98.94.99)

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: public appearances in 1969/70

Dag B., thanks so much for your compilations. Very interesting to read some of those reviews, some of them are horribly mis-informed, but others harbour little pieces of trivia that haven't been circulated to my knowledge. Much appreciated, and hope there is more to come.


Entered at Mon Dec 24 00:48:10 CET 2018 from (69.203.125.109)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Garth shows...

BEG, Garth was quite the road warrior in the early 2000s. Looking back I can hardly believe how many times I saw him in NY clubs and theaters around that time... with the Crowmatix, with Levon, duo shows with Maud and shows backing up other random musicians. Garth, come on back anytime. :)


Entered at Mon Dec 24 00:09:00 CET 2018 from (65.92.193.187)

Posted by:

Bill M

Just back from a visit to the sacred neighbourhood used-record store to find myself something for Christmas. (I did, but can't say because officially I don't know yet.) But I can say that I rescued a couple items from the dollar bin. I took the mint copy of Alan Stivell's "Renaissance de la harpe celtique" on the grounds that no copy of an album of that calibre should be left begging for a proper home at Christmastime. And I picked up Vladymir Rogov's "Love is Killer" because sixth Hawk Jerry Penfound plays session sax.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 20:40:53 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter Viney

Since we can't Edit or Delete on this site I have to take back my last email Peter. Just checked my original White Album and Revolution was not on it. Revolution 1 & 9 were there; but not the rocker. Sorry.

Jan any chance we can add an Edit or Delete feature? We have it on a major Radio Guestbook here in Toronto and it sure comes in handy.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 20:23:17 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter Viney Beatles 6 CD Question Please

Peter I noticed that other than the Esher Demos and an instrumental backing track. The rocking Revolution not 1 or 9 is NOT included in this box set. Any thoughts please.? Hey Jude Take 1 is on there. Without looking for it I believe Hey Jude and Revolution were the A-B sides on 45.

Thanks Peter.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 20:02:17 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6c1:2a39:603c:37fc:967d:2e70)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Your photos from the Healey's show are still in Garth's section of this site's Pictures library. Turns out it took place in October 2002, more recent than I'd thought. Other musical guests included Jerome Godboo, Charlie A'Court and Suzie McNeil. I heard Suzie just yesterday because I moved our few Xmas CDs to the car, and she's on "A Canadian Christmas 4", as is the Band, doing "Christmas Must Be Tonight". A great example of Rick's voice AND his loose, rumbling bass-playing on the same song.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 18:05:15 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

BILL M!!!! I am laughing soo hard here! My memory of our meeting at Jeff Healey's is different. First of all I forgot I met Jan Haust. How could I forget him?! He put out Richard Manuel's CD. When I didn't receive it he put in some extra CDS for me... .I think. He probably thought better keep brown eyed girl happy or she'll tell the whole GB community. ;-D As far as green eyed girl... .I was sitting at the table beside her. I'm kind of a wall flower in that if I'm at a Club/Bar/Party... .I don't mingle much. I am there for the music. Now the only time I left the table was when Witt wanted to buy me a drink. At the time I was totally turned off to alcohol... He bought me a juice... probably same cost unfortunately. I don't remember at all anyone calling my name. The only time I heard my name at a show was when Mr. Maximus came with me to Barrie, Ontario to see Garth. I think Maud wished me a happy birthday? That's how I remember it and I'm sticking with that one! lol Another time was at our Jazz Club The Centaur when Garth was performing. He saw me and said I know you. I have no idea why I never even asked for a photo! At another venue I told him that Rollie sent his best as his sister had dated Garth at one time.

Link Garth Hudson at Jeff Healey's. Bill M was right again. At this show no Levon. I made a mistake. One of the times I saw Levon in TO was at Jeff Healey's. A lot of women at this show. Richard Bell was a surprise that night! Btw, now I know why my photos are usually terrible as shown in link. My telephoto lens is kind of heavy... so not steady. Crab is the great photographer on this site and Todd. :-D My partner too but he doesn't post here.

As for Tara Hazleton... .When I first met my partner he would take me to the ROM for shows... .free of course... .lol... ... We saw together Tara and Jeff Healey at the Museum where we had our blind date thanks to my former Naturopath. And her partner is the photographer who put out a photo book with Robbie's lyrics. Even Bowman didn't know about that book!

As for Jazz Clubs in TO... .Partner is so picky he won't come with me to the Pilot or the Rex. I just yell at him and say, "Miles is dead! Get over it. There will never be a generational player like him. Check out others who are good but not brilliant!" He is just as passionate and stubborn as I am about music or anything for that matter so he just tunes me out. So I go on my own or with one friend who really likes jazz when I feel like it. For anyone who has seen me with someone at a music venue it was probably Mr. Maximus not imagezulu... .but in NYC or once in New Jersey it would have been Crabby.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 17:04:00 CET 2018 from (65.92.193.187)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronna

BEG: The first Jackie Shane CD you mentioned - the one with the live album and all the singles - is terrific, though the new boxed set has better sound and some extra live songs. However, the latter, and I believe the former, doesn't include two brilliant tracks that only appeared on a '63 budget comp - "Chickadee" and "I'm A Slave For You Baby". There must have been some late-arriving rights mess-up with those songs, as Rob Bowman's notes in the boxed set talks about them as if they were part of the package, but they weren't included.

As for us meeting when Garth played at Jeff Healey's club, my friend Jan had heard from Maud that you were there, and as neither of us knew what you looked like, he just called out "Brown-Eyed Girl". Everyone at one of the tables looked up, so it was clear that you were among them. I wandered over and said "Angelina?" to one of the women; she wasn't you but called you over once I'd convinced her my intentions were honourable. Maybe that was Green-Eyed Girl? When was that - last millennium, I imagine. Do you recall who all played with Garth? All I recall now is Healey and Pat Rush on guitars, and singer Terra Hazelton (who sings with the Hogtown Syncopators every Friday evening at the Rex, and who sings on Julian Fauth's brilliant "Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right" album).


Entered at Sun Dec 23 15:06:21 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Complete song with even a little bit of rap... I told ya rap is not crap... .some yes as in any genre but here Little Richard shows he's aware that great musicians open themselves to all genres of music if the spirit moves them. You'll also see the CD as well with all the other musicians like Dylan who perform favourite children classics their way. The year I taught kindergarten was so much fun with music as the kidzzz were about up for anything. They kept me young and energetic.

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


Entered at Sun Dec 23 14:44:04 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Not your average Itsy Bitsy Spider by Little Richard for everyone's very young children and very young grandchildren.

Bill M... I cannot remember why I asked Bumbles to get me a copy of Jackie Shane's music at the time. It must have been very hard to find at the time? Or was I too lazy to find it myself? I think I had to order it from somewhere. The one I found... somewhere is called Jackie Shane All The Singles And The Concert. My partner bought for me as a surprise for sure... I think he likes Jackie himself... is called Jackie Shane Any Other Way two CD box set with booklet. This is the recording that is up for a Grammy 2019.

The one single I found not far from your hood... Ozark Rock'n'Roll Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks. I lived in the Junction for the first year in teaching when the Hood was absolutely dead. Now... ..well you know. I also bought a condo but withdrew when rumours were flying around that changes were going to be made and I didn't like it one bit. One of my student's parents was a real estate lawyer so she offered to read all the info for free... Her X partner gave me his CD as a gift as well. Anyway, now can't afford anything... . :-(((((

I was catching up on the GB and I read that you said all three of us were sitting at different tables when we met at Garth and Levon's show at Jeff Healy's Bar... Myself, you and Wittgenstein. Maybe for a quick second... As Wittgenstein knew I'd be there and he somehow came right over to our table and I guessed quickly as we had communicated by email that we'd both be there. I saw Maud Hudson sitting beside Joni' Mitchell's daughter and then I saw you looking over so she must have told you it was me as I had met her before... I don't think she has forgiven me for buying boots... .and yet everyone here has... or almost everyone... Anyway, not knowing it was you... .you came over to our table. Witt even saw The Band in 1969! He even knew who Garland Jeffreys was so he was cool in my books. The friend you met at my table with the green eyes... .Her X was a TO musician who once performed at Ontario Place. Would you believe one of UofT's colleges is named after his grandfather? My claim to fame is that if you ever visit the town I'm from you just have to say my last name and everyone will know one of my relatives as so many of my father's cousins or even my grandfather owned a restaurant and a store are well known. That's about it!


Entered at Sun Dec 23 05:34:36 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Pat B

Hello Pat, a bit of trivia. Playing around with youtube I came across something I expect you would know of. Back around 1966 in this same little town where I live I had an occasion that turned into a lot of fun. Behind our town are two very beautiful lakes about 10 miles long each. There are summer cabins all around the lakes. The closest one Victoria Lake, which thru' a short river drains into the second, (Alice Lake). Any way a girl I was going with at the time, her father had a nice cabin on the lake, nice beach where we would party and water ski.

I had my guitar and amp up there. We had an extension cord down the beach and I was playing my guitar and we were all singing. I started playing "House of the Rising Sun", Suddenly from across the lake comes this organ music. We are right in tune. Blew my mind. I end up meeting up with this guy shortly there after. Pete Smith... .Smith & Jones haw, haw. Any way what I'm coming to, he had an instrument I had never seen before or since. I just saw one on youtube.

A Farfisa Transivox Accordian organ. What a beautiful instrument it was. This fellow as I remember, (after that summer I never saw him again) was only about 17 but... boy could he play. He actually taught me quite a bit. Loved the sound of that accordion / organ.


Entered at Sun Dec 23 02:53:58 CET 2018 from (65.92.193.187)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I'm wondering which Jackie Shane record you asked Bumles for and then found your own copy. "Any Other Way", which was a huge local hit in 1963? Jackie's only LP, "Live", came out in '67, but was Canada-only and very hard to find.

A few years ago, as you may know, Other People's Music did a legal reissues of an interesting pair of LPs - the Jackie Shane "Live" album on big red vinyl and "The Basement Tape" by our guys with Dylan on big pink vinyl. ('Tape' was singular, just like the original publisher's demo.) Copies of both are still available, I believe.

The boxed set that hesagezulu got for you is the 1967 live album plus some additional live songs that weren't used in '67 plus both sides of all the half-dozen non-album 45s. I ordered a copy from the Dead Dog store too, but found it a day or two later, misfiled in a store on College (not Soundscapes).


Entered at Sat Dec 22 23:30:35 CET 2018 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:11bd:56f2:6ad9:d0ad)

Posted by:

Pat B

50 gigs in 1970. 25 in the Northeast. Pretty crazy how little they played.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 20:31:00 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Band

Dag! Thanks for the 1970 material. It down loaded very easily for me.

After all the years of argument and speculation over Robbie's retiring from the Band, this is a quote from Robbie on page 160 of "The Story of The Band".

RR: - It just came natural and we did it. It was done very nicely, very professionally, with nice ads. The way we did the shows was the way we wanted to do the shows. When we played Bob, had a little rest, and when he did his acoustic thing, we had a rest.

"At first we were going to do a few cities, but as we went along, we got stronger and more courage and it ended up pretty large. The whole tour was a high, but I don't enjoy touring that much. With all the time we've done on the road, there's maybe three times I actually enjoyed it, and (the 74 tour) was one of the times. It was smooth and tasty and a lot of fun to do, and we got through it alive!"

There is two more paragraphs, but not relative to the point.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 18:30:28 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

BEG, gender at concerts varies incredibly, doesn’t it? Leonard Cohen & Paul Simon got more women than men. Jackson Browne & Cliff Richard, way more women. k.d.lang mainly women. NKOTB, I reckon only three blokes in 20,000 . I was one. The other two were holding hands.

A few weeks ago at King Crimson, the interval queue for the Men’s toilet snaked right round the lobby, but women could walk straight in and straight out. A reversal of the normal theatre long lines for the women’s toilets.

The Band got more men when I saw them.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 18:13:27 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I made a mistake JOHN. Here is the photo that you are in. In anywise, I hope you have that one framed!


Entered at Sat Dec 22 18:09:25 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Kind of Resemble Quakers

A great laugh John! I recall when I remarked a long time back, (not only the Band) but others as well in those early 60's with their cute little suits they looked like "bell hops" in a hotel. Same as Glenn Campbell's "Rinestone cowboy". Some of those Nashville suits those guys used to wear were gawd awful! Like Porter Wagner the King of rine stones.

Your memories of the rehearsals of the Last Waltz make me very envious.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 18:06:50 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Check this photo JD. Sometimes you are in this photo as well are you not? At one time someone thought the woman was Sara Dylan but I have seen so many photos of her that I knew it was not her. Anyway, since no one believed me I emailed Carol Caffin and she confirmed that it wasn't her. Why do the posters here assume that only the male posters have some knowledge and experience related to music or anything for that matter, huh, huh? ;-D Like Van said, "Why Must I Always Explain?" Anyway, I am hesitant about purchasing the book you are in as I was so disappointed in the book by Harris. Anyway, I will check out the latest book the next time I am in a book store. I rarely go into those regular stores. Most of my books are bought in mint condition from the three BMV stores in town.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:48:37 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Barnes & Noble

G'Day John! I am surprised at the Amazon price I paid actually $14.95 from Barnes & Noble and with tax and shipping the total was $22.50.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:45:08 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Ear Worms

After listening to this young Irish singer (Derek Ryan) for some time, "Whiskey In The Jar" got stuck in my head. I recall a time many years ago when in the song the term "Stand and Deliver" is used that term of the Highwayman or robber. I thought that a good name for a band (Stand and Deliver.)

This brought me back to the mid 80's. When I was playing a lot of music with my band. We played several times in a couple of joints down in "Gas Town". Any one who knows Vancouver some, would know the Gas Town area where Vancouver began when Gassy Jack built the first saloon.

In the mid 80's Gas Town rocked there were many bars with a lot of different music. We rubbed shoulders with the "Irish Rovers" who played the Blarney Stone and the "Molly Maguires" who played the Harp and Heather. It was a great learning experience and a lot of fun. I've always loved the Irish and Celtic music.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:40:54 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For NORBERT... :-D


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:36:35 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Beg and the book.

BEG I am not in a Dylan Book, I am in the new book on The Band. I have posted a link for you. It's a good price for so much information. Rob Bowman & Larry LeBlanc were also interviewed to give a Canadian perspective.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:22:03 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

BILL M... I don't remember who first posted about Jackie Shane. I do remember that Bumbles did however as I ... ..shhh... .asked him for a copy? lol I ended up buying my own. Last holidays imagezulu surprised me by giving me the 2 CD box set of Jackie Shane live and studio recordings. Any Other Way 067. He said he found it at Dead Dog Records Bloor/Dufferin.

As for John Lennon's sculpture being in Habana, Cuba... It is absolutely stunning!!!! John is lying across a bench. Our mystery man took a photo of me with John and I took one with him. He's more photogenic anyway. And one of the sweetest guys you'd ever want to meet. So either he or his partner or both are therapists. On our last night... We were in Varadero for the last two nights... He was in our group who went to a club to check out the local music. None of us danced. lol... ..My first time to Cuba I visited Santiago De Cuba. We stayed at a Nature Reserve. The very first waiter we met made it very clear that if there was ANYTHING we wanted that all we had to do was ask. ;-D On our last night my friend... Mr. Maximus' partner and I checked out the local disco... .As soon as we walked in we were whisked to the dance floor. I was having fun but my partner at one point sat down and was ready to leave. I still was dancing the night away. She came to the dance floor and said we had to leave. As I finally agreed my dance partner right away asked me for something... .anything. I didn't have anything to give him, ha, ha... .I only had my key on me. He was persistent as he gave his time for my fun time I guess so finally my friend said that we were gay and that I wouldn't be interested in him coming back to our room. Ha! Ha! Ha! So many stories from the four times I have been to different parts of Cuba.

Yesterday I found the Dylan by Schatzberg 2018 for 30.00 instead of 70.00 US... huge coffee table book. I used to have three shelves of books on Dylan including various photo books. I sold a lot of them and now down to maybe one and a half shelves. Anyway, I of course looked right away to see if JOHN DONABIE was in the book!! Ahhh, the photo with Rick and Dylan did not include JD. Some publications do include JD. This book does include a few photos with Robbie and the centre fold... .The Hawks with Dylan!!

DAG B... THE BAND IN CONCERT 1970... Thank you for our collective holiday gift!!!!! :-D

NORBERT... Many thanks for all the music we have exchanged over the years and all the trials and tribulations of being part of a music community. Also, I will never forget when you were one of the ones in charge of our temporary site and you put up a special birthday tribute to myself!! I guess I wasn't posting much at the time 'cause Peter V emailed and told me to check in... ..Sometimes I'm a lucky gal I guess. :-D


Entered at Sat Dec 22 17:01:35 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:6d19:a66c:10ec:10e1)

Posted by:

Norbert

JQ, thanks for your words the other day.
Brown Eyed Girl, love ya.
-----------------------------------------------

2 April1840 ... Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola was born, he became a well-known French writer (2x Nobel Prize).

13 January 1998 … Zola wrote his J’accuse..! an open letter to the president in the Dreyfus affair, this became a turning point in history, people discovered their power.

3 September 1959 … Jean Léon Jaurès was born, a brilliant student, frontman of the French working class and also a defender of Dreyfus. He wrote books about the revolution and helped miners. He was against a war with Germany in 1914.

31 July 1914 … Jaurès was shot dead in Paris by Raoul Villain, a French nationalist and supporter of war against Germany.

Jean Jaurès, lost all his power when nationalism got the upper hand and French workers rather choose to fight German workers then to unite and see their common ground. The day Jean Jaurès died, WWI began, the deadliest conflict in human history ever, 20 million men lost their lives in the mud and another 20 million crippled till death redeemed them from their misery.

It happened then and we see it unfolding now again.

Robby and Levon could have written a song about this all and we would discuss it here, if it wasn’t for Jacques Brel to beat us:

JAURÈS

At 15, they were already tired as old men
Their lives were over from the very start
Each month was like december
What a life our grandparents had
Drinking absinthe and attending high masses.
They were old before being borne
When your body's leashed 15 hours a day
It leaves your face grey as ash
Yes our Sir, yes our good Master
Why did they kill Jaurès?
Why did they kill Jaurès?

They were not exactly slaves
But I wouldn't venture to say they were free
Because they were so weak when dying
It's hard to go out of such a prison
Yet hope was blooming
In the dreams that were growing in the eyes
Of the some who refused
To be servants until being old
Yes our Sir, yes our good Master
Why did they kill Jaurès?
Why did they kill Jaurès?

If unfortunately they survived to their job
They had to go to war
They had to die during the war
Under the orders of some swordsman
Who would relunctantly demand
They open a bloody battlefield
Before being over 20 years old
And they would die all scared
All wretched, yes, our good Master
Covered with horsetails, yes our Sir
Ask yourselves, you nice youth Within the shadow of a memory
Within the heaving of a sigh
Why did they kill Jaurès?
Why did they kill Jaurès?


Entered at Sat Dec 22 16:25:02 CET 2018 from (69.203.125.109)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Jackie Shane

Bill M, a few years back I got hooked on Jackie Shane's music & backstory. It must have been your posts!


Entered at Sat Dec 22 16:22:17 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Fairy Tale of New York

Yes Peter those damn songs that get stuck in your head. Does any one know the bet about this song? I hadn't thought of the Pogues in a long time. I never listened to them much but for a few songs like "The Band Played Waltzing Mathida".

The video of "Fairy Tale of New York" featured Kristy MacColl which lead me to find what ever happened to her. It was very sad. She was scuba diving with her two sons in Mexico and was run over by a speed boat was in a zone where no boats were allowed. She was only 41 I believe.


Entered at Sat Dec 22 16:05:05 CET 2018 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:dcb9:f02d:a226:5e22)

Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: The Band in Concert 1970

The Band's concerts and other activities in 1970. Link: goo.gl/kZyoc2


Entered at Sat Dec 22 14:27:04 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter Robin Hood

Peter I loved that theme from the first time I heard it. Years later I was surprised to hear it was Dick James. I can still sing along with it. It's like my oldest Granddaughter; who wants me to play Eric Clapton's video of Motherless Child over and over again. "Papa, play Eric again."


Entered at Sat Dec 22 10:54:53 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Friday Five tracks …

Blackbird – The Beatles

Piggies – The Beatles (current earworm). This was because Mrs V kept replaying Blackbird in the car, and Piggies comes next and I kept hearing it and now it’s on constant replay in my head.

Robin Hood – Dick James. Theme to the 1950s TV series. This is because my English grandson, who will be 2 on Xmas Day, just keeps saying “Again!” every time it finishes. We had it for a full 40 minutes driving to Winchester. Dick James went on to become The Beatles music publisher.

Sun Arise – Rolf Harris. We were playing our Kids playlist in the car and my American grandson, 18 months (here for Christmas) was much taken with Sun Arise’s rhythm. So we played it four times in a row. We’ve been skipping Rolf for years due to his convictions, but this really is a good recording. In the end, you’d have to ban Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry too. So Rolf got played.

I Believe in Father Christmas- Greg Lake. Best track on the Christmas Hits CD playing.

Having the 18 month and 2 year old cousins playing together, I suspect Rolf's "Two Little Boys" might get played next!


Entered at Sat Dec 22 03:43:25 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: IT'S FRIDAY!! gawd damn it

Pointer Sisters ~ Slow Hand

Marmalade ~ Reflections of my Life

Rod Stewart ~ Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Eagles ~ Take it to the Limit

Don Gibson ~ Sea of Heart Break


Entered at Fri Dec 21 22:03:18 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6c0:4920:8845:7134:9464:ea28)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Glad you finally looked on the other wall of the building and saw our guys in the mural. I don't recall Bumbles having been a Jackie Shane fan. I've mentioned Jackie here over the years and don't recall anyone showing much interest; maybe that will change if the Jackie Shane reissue package wins the Grammy that it's up for this year.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 21:24:34 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Run - Run Rudolph... ...

Just listening to some youtube... ... ..to put it bluntly, now-a-days you just don't know what you'll come up with.

From 2014 a maybe unlikely pair. Brad Paisley one of the premium c&w telecaster pickers and Steven Tyler... . that old Chuck Berry Christmas rocker, "Run Run Rudolph"... ... ... SMOKIN! give it a listen if you can.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 15:11:25 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

BILL M!!!!!! I have some Band related news right from downtown TO. I was walking down Yonge Street yesterday as I usually do after checking out Winners at College Park. Everytime I walk down the street I always look up to see the huge mural on the wall across the street. Also, I am always reminded that the hotel also across the street was where I was with Robbie's schoolmate and family before we checked out Robbie's high school in Scarberia... not far from JD's home. The day before we checked out all the Band memorabilia at the Hard Rock and The Hockey Hall of Fame. I was a huge fan of the sport until the Gilmour years. Of course now, they are worth checking out but basketball is my real sport that gives me the most joy... .since Kareem Abdul Jabar and Nate Tiny Archibald... .Getting back to current news... lol... .When I would look up at the musical mural reflecting musical artists from the time Yonge Street ruled... .I see Muddy, Jackie Shane for Bumbles, and everytime I would cringe... ... Where are the Hawks????!!!!! Bill M!!!!!!! For some reason, yesterday I walked just a bit more and on the other side of the other building... ... ... THE HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just thought I'd share. :-D

The photo of the mystery man who was on the same Arts Tour as myself... ..He's the one who knew Rob Bowman in high school!!!! Thanks to that Tour I was able to visit places that tourists don't know about or can't easily access themselves. He is a person who tries to build friendships between the two countries. The organizer of the yearly tour just happened to be available during March break for the first time as his partner is also an educator so she could join the tour. Otherwise everyone else besides myself were therapists as the organizer's business organized workshops for them. Every time I talk about The Band there's usually someone who starts talking... ..Even my brother who wears my The Band t-shirt as it was too large anyway... .Everytime he wears it someone comments on The Band or they just notice the great drawing by Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Paul Young who is in link as well as many British musicians... Was he a cutie back in the day or what? Thanks for showing me that I needed glasses for distance. My friend and I were at an outdoor concert featuring Paul Young and Robert Palmer and Power Station and a blimp was in the sky. She could see the words clearly and I could not.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 14:30:05 CET 2018 from (83.250.64.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Merry Christmas

Norm wrote: "It seems in some circles it is no longer "correct", how ever I grew up with it and in respect of my Mum and Dad, I wish you all a "Merry Christmas". - Thanks Norm for these words. I know that sometimes you have been on the red sector of a lighthouse while I have been on the green sector of the lighthouse - and fast forward, yes sir!

Nowadays I am a daily poster on another (Nordic!) site which has NOTHING to do with the music, sadly enough. However, this particular site is T-H-E internet site for me. I use to take a look if my friend NORBERT has been fooling around here lately...


Entered at Fri Dec 21 14:06:27 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Bowie would be among the very best I’ve seen. We saw him om the Hunky Dory tour, Southampton, we were right in the front row. The stage then was only about knee height. Completely astonishing, though he played acoustic guitar most of the time as well. The intensity and energy were so powerful. We saw much the same show six months later, from the balcony, and though slick and powerful, it all looked rehearsed and studied compared to that first time.

Having said that, I know I saw him several times in Davy Jones and The Lower Third when they were second on the bill in Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom, and my friends’ band was third on the bill. I have zero recall of him back then.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 05:24:25 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: J Geils

Hi Bill M - I saw them too and was very impressed and, as I can barely recall, I was pretty worn out physically at the end of it. I’m not too big on non musician front men; I suspect there’s some snobbery in that POV. M Jagger and R Plant live didn’t impress me as much as their bands. I never saw Areosmith, Van Halen or Queen, but the videos, etc that I watched repelled me. But.. Peter Wolfe stands out as a favorite of mine, live, he showed truly astonishing energy and enthusiasm; just killed me. J Geils always was struck me as a jumped-up and bluesy bar band; for a more theatrical front man it would have to be Bowie.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 05:22:21 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Important Aquaintances & Friends

John you are sincerely welcome. I am very proud to know fellows like you, Bill M, Pat Brennan, Peter Stone Brown, David Powell and many more. This Guest Book has been a great experience for me. Remember I'm just a kid from the bush and spent most my life at sea. I have so much enjoyed sharing the knowledge and experiences of a lot of you fellows.

The folks in the UK like Peter V, Al Edge, Roger and Dunc have always been a strong bond that has to be appreciated. You don't find it every day.

The very best of this Holiday season to every one of you however you choose to enjoy it. It seems in some circles it is no longer "correct", how ever I grew up with it and in respect of my Mum and Dad, I wish you all a "Merry Christmas".

I especially at this time, (and just about every day) think of all the folks we have lost here like Paul Godfrey, Steve Heggison, Jeff Newsome, David Powell, Knockin Lost John, J Tull Fan, and all the names I can't remember. Peter Stone Brown I hope life is being gentle with you and God Bless.


Entered at Fri Dec 21 04:31:33 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Hmm. I have no idea who the long-haired guy next to the Lennon statue in Havana might be. I've been in Havana, but have never had long hair (aside from in the mind of my father) and have never been near a statue of Lennon. But probably half the people I know have been to Cuba at some point, so there may well be an intersection. As for the J Geils Band, they were fantastic live, but to my ears comatose on record; having heard the LP they were touring at the time, I remember expecting little, but came away enthusiastic. Gave the LP another listen but still found it lifeless. Gentle Giant, on the other hand, turned me into a believer; their "Free Hands" LP, which hadn't done much for me before I saw them perform it, sounded brilliant afterwards.


Entered at Thu Dec 20 18:04:13 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Thank you BEG

Thanks BEG. Don’t know how I missed it.


Entered at Thu Dec 20 17:20:17 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

BILL M... You saw J Geils Band!!! I would have loved to have seen them. I had on repeat Sanctuary when it came out. Yes, Pat B... You of all people know how obsessive I can be. Lol.

Sorry, PETER V... I keep forgetting to applaud you for all the time and energy you take to post about theatre and music and films. You are such a great writer and I wish I had a partner like yours who has similar tastes and attends so many venues with you. I have to go to many on my own as partner and friends are not always into what I'm into. When I was in NYC by myself to be at Eric Clapton's Guitar Festival for two days, especially to see Robbie of course... .and then every night I went to theatre or more music like seeing The Rascals... .I made sure six days in NYC was going to be filled with visual and performing arts... ..and it was... .When I was in line waiting to get into the Venue I'd chat with the women and most were astonished that I even came by myself. How come no one is surprised when men do the same? Anyway, most women didn't even know the groups they were going to see with their partners. They only came to appease them. So glad that I am fearlessly independent or I'd miss so much of the bands that meant a lot to me.


Entered at Thu Dec 20 17:04:21 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Some folks say there's a reason
Why the sun shines in the sky
Some folks say there's a reason
Why we all got to cry
Hold on, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Try to hold on, hold
I'm tryin' to hold on
Try to hold on
Try to hold on, on
Would you try to live your life
For the ultimate sacrifice
Try to hold on

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise... The Ultimate Sacrifice

And I can't even spell BOB MARLEY'S NAME PROPERLY... .Sheesh!

My partner is the opposite of myself... very private. We've been together for almost 15 years and I only found out what his middle name is! We don't have middle names in my ethnic group. It's Band related! Can anyone guess? No, not Chester. Although one of my friend's brother's name is Chester. It's Virgil!!!!! Imagine that... .Virgil!!!! Laughing here. It is so good just to laugh, isn't it? In praise of my Naturopath who saved my life!!!


Entered at Thu Dec 20 16:52:34 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Entered at Wed Nov 28 16:12:36 CET 2018 from (174.89.105.106)
Posted by:
brown eyed girl

Web: My link Hi Bill M... I found the photo of possibly someone we've both met. He is indeed sitting beside sculpture of John Lennon In Habana, Cuba. He has long hair and wears glasses. Anyway, the next time we know we'll both be at at same music venue I will bring it. I still don't know about December 10.

Hi Lisa. I loved your post on Robbie! Post more as you are a really good writer as Dunc has also noticed. :-D

Hi John D... Previously posted in case you missed it. Dylan and The Band at Massey Hall... John Donabie!! :-D Check out What's New The Story of The Band. I still really like the photo of you and Levon and your partner A on the water. Ultra cool! Posted November 21/18.

I think I was actually the first one to congratulate you JD. I even reposted it as you only thanked one person. Here is the post for the third time. Of course it's a big deal that you are featured in a book. Absolutely!! CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN DONABIE!!!!!!! :-D

Bill M... I wanted to check out Tribute to Cushnie but... I fell asleep... .Too many nights out. I told ya that it was a busy week for me. So glad you had a great time as I knew you would. I would have liked to have met a couple of musicians from McKenna's band?

Back to Maple Leaf Gardens Bill. I on purpose listed the bands I witnessed at the Gardens because lately I am going blank on the names of various musicians when posting but not on the names of songs. I hope it's just because I always have too much on my little mind... .So after carefully thinking harder; I also saw David Bowie during his Diamond Dogs Tour. Not one of his better albums but the lighting was superb! Not surprised I forgot I saw Eric Clapton in the mid-seventies as his disease was in full force. After we left the concert there were rumours that the show wasn't even live. LOL And... ..Bill!!! How could I forget the... .BOB MARELY AND THE WAILERS AT MAPLE LEAF GARDENS!!!????... but I did... . :-(((


Entered at Thu Dec 20 16:23:43 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Norm The Book

The other day Norm I received an electronic item from Amazon that was faulty. I got on the phone with them and they gave me a choice of sending out a new one or refunding my money. I took the latter; but you can get in touch with the people you got the book from and I would think they would send you a new book. I believe it was Barnes and Noble. Since no one has asked, the reason that Harvey used myself, Rob Bowman and Larry LeBlanc was that he wanted a Canadian perspective; with stories to tell. Usually it's from an American or British perspective . BTW thank you Norm for congratulating me; when Jan posted I added articles to the book. You were the only one and I really appreciated it sir. Meant a lot to me.


Entered at Thu Dec 20 05:20:37 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

For what it's worth, the Evergreen Brickworks that BEG's post links us to is an exceptionally worthy park / educational facility / enviro-incubator that occupies the site and main buildings of what used to be the Don Valley Brickworks, whence came the bricks that made up almost all of Toronto's pre-WWII housing stock. Including Robbie's mother's brick semi on First Avenue, not much more than a mile away. So an easy ride for a teenager with a bicycle, which I imagine Robbie was.

My listening for the past week has been very piano-heavy, as I came home from the Scott Cushnie tribute event with a couple dozen albums and 45s from his own collection, which the family made available to anyone who wanted them. Some were his own recordings, but mostly not. Anyone who knew the music he played onstage, Aerosmith aside, wouldn't be surprised that I was able to take home "Fats Waller Piano Solos, 1929-1941", "Porgy & Bess" by Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass (a gorgeous album with Oscar playing clavichord thanks to - you'll like this Peter V - former British PM Edward Heath), Glenn Gould's "Goldberg Variations" (which has a sticker on it indicating it was originally the property of Scott's mother), Dr John's "Babylon", Alan Price's "Oh Lucky Man!" and a pair of Folkways albums: "Jazz Boogie Woogie" and "The Barrel-House Blues of Speckled Red".

I also got a couple of Aerosmith albums - "Draw the Line" (which Scott's on) and "Aerosmith", which he's not of but which I suspect he picked up so he knew the songs he might be called to play when he toured with them for a year after "Toys in the Attic" (which he's also on).

Oh yes, there was also another Fats Waller. He was really big on Waller, and when I first met him in the late '70s he was planning to record a direct-to-disc LP of Fats with producer Jack Richardson (and likely Richardson's protégé, Jack Douglas). However, that was cancelled as redundant when the Broadway show "Ain't Misbehavin'" appeared. Too bad, as Jack Richardson had recorded with Scott's old pal Robbie Robertson in the early '60s. I also


Entered at Thu Dec 20 01:18:18 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Book

Received in the mail this afternoon my copy of "The Story of the Band". Just had time to thumb thru' it so far. A very attractive binder and a wealth of beautiful pictures, scrap notes, mementos and stories. A very good buy for 24 bucks I figure.

Only complaint, it was packaged in folded cardboard and looked fine. However when I opened it the top corner of the spine (a little) and the bottom corner crushed quite a bit. Seems odd as the card board package looked fine. A small annoyance any way.


Entered at Wed Dec 19 16:41:31 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works


Entered at Wed Dec 19 16:39:20 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

And there is our Evergreen (Roy Orbison)... saw him at Ontario Place for 7.00 Brick Works.

BILL M... Yeah, I didn't see that many bands at Maple Leaf Gardens compared to other venues in our city due to terrible acoustics. Also, not too many groups could fill up our Gardens. I can think of about seven (David Bowie) off hand. I always connect names with songs.

Yes
Jethro Tull
Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review
Rod Stewart
Dylan and Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Santana... but not the show you saw. Europa was divine. Not sure if he performed Samba Pati but it's my other all time favourite where I go... Spiritual Carlos... Thank you! Whenever I see him on Awards Shows he always says, "Long Live Coltrane".

Wishing everyone this holiday season a Loving-kindness meditation.

May I be safe from harm
May I find peace and ease
May I feel strength in my body as it is
May I take care of myself with joy


Entered at Wed Dec 19 13:41:16 CET 2018 from (213.205.194.10)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Brickwork

My thoughts on NY brickwork are based in five or six visits to Brooklyn in recent times wirh much time in coffee shops and air b&b with exposed brick and at my son’s. The brickwork is orobably 1860s or a bit later and is very uneven. In London exposed brickwork is equally popular on the South Bank and is noticeably more evenly laid. And our bricks look thicker. Hence thick as. Brick,


Entered at Wed Dec 19 01:07:48 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: I was a year behind NB at high school. As for shows at the Gardens, I don't think I caught more than three: McLaughlin and Santana's "Love, devotion, Surrender" tour in '74; Gentle Giant / J Geils Band / Jefferson Starship in '75; and Trooper in '79. Cost me a grand total of nothing at all, as I won tickets to the first two through radio contests, and I worked at in Trooper's label's (MCA) warehouse for eight months after getting my degree. (I was a hopeless order-picker, but they felt they couldn't fire me as I'd been hired at the 'suggestion' of the president, former David Clayton Thomas and the Shays bassist Scott Richard, coincidentally a chum of our John D.)


Entered at Tue Dec 18 23:16:23 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Hot Deal!

You want to sell that house yer talkin' about JQ??? :=)


Entered at Tue Dec 18 21:15:27 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Pale Blue Eyes

I like that song and album too. A criticism I have is the song’s guitar solo. It feels too bluesy or 60’s compared with the rest of the song and it’s guitar aspect, which is lovely and emotive. Or maybe, as JRR would have it, the solo part is all he could manage given they had just got their instruments at Christmas??


Entered at Tue Dec 18 21:08:19 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Raw Brick

C’mon Peter, it’s normally not good thinking to conflate anecdotes into firm & broad opinions. That’s the formula for right wing talk radio here: dig up a single incident and then project it as evidence that proves their point of view on a national or global issue.

We recently picked up a 1910 house. And you can see the various home fashion trends its endured through the years: painted wood floors in 1 room, cheap carpet in another, lino remnants, a 1980’s Italianate bathroom, a 2000’s kitchen (marble counter tops - of course!) and then some refinished wood floors too. Now that we’re back to liking wood floors here, I wonder what’s next? It’s a house-fashion history book. But it’s got a great river and ocean view!


Entered at Tue Dec 18 17:44:12 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Just one more!


Entered at Tue Dec 18 16:58:42 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Thick As A Brick... Jethro Tull Maple Leaf Gardens, TO.

Another great show! I had the binocs as we had seats waaaay up in the grays as we were struggling students. Earlier my Ry High friend... most of my arts courses were with Radio and Television Arts students... .They were so much fun... made sure we caught some fire before show so we were all set! ;-D I think I missed Bill M by maybe a couple of years if you are the same age as N Boy.


Entered at Tue Dec 18 16:17:06 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Whenever we are in Rochester, NY we enjoy very much the roots band who has played at Levon's Barn... Donna The Buffalo.

Partner knows Rochester as an X still lives there. I have memories as a young child visiting relatives. I still remember at the border... .They had a hard time believing that the clothing in my suitcases were from my cousins. My first memory of racism... .maybe really unwarranted fear or ignorance... was here at the train station as well. My mother refused to take a taxi to our relatives unless the driver was white.

Yes Bill M... exposed brick was what I meant to say! Lol.

Brick House... The Commodores
Every Brick In The Wall... Pink Floyd

Last 5
Pictures Of You... The Cure
Temporary Beauty... Graham Parker... One of the best shows I've ever seen... Masonic Temple TO
Have You Ever... Prince of Reggae... Dennis Brown
Reggae Got Soul... Toots and The Maytals... Still cannot believe partner has seen them and not me!
Next To Me... Emeli Sande... Brit Awards Critics Choice 2012... She quit Medical School to pursue her musical talents... Award presented by Bryan Ferry!!!


Entered at Tue Dec 18 10:06:49 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Brick walls

I had the impression in New York that exposed brick was obligatory by statute in restaurants, coffee shops and other small shops. Also that brick makers and bricklayers in 19th century New York did such irregular shoddy work, that none would have been employed in London where the exposed brick from the same era is far more even and regular.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 21:04:45 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Best of 2018 Theatre

Theatre first … music and film to follow. If nothing else this is a photo essay (LINKED) on British Theatre 2018.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 20:21:57 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Brick inside is an interesting metric. Especially bared brick as opposed to whitewashed. I would have been in plenty of lofts, etc., with whitewashed brick inside, but that would have reflected some level of shame - as opposed to the residents' pride some years later that their bricks have been exposed for all to see. Couldn't say when I saw my first, not counting Italian restaurants.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 17:56:05 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Great song Bill! I hope you also have Violent Femmes 1983. Every song is great on that one. I was with a graphic artist friend who I didn't know while living in my small town by the Grand River, was also from same town when we met in TO. Probably because he was a few years younger and went to Catholic school? Anyway, he turned me onto that recording in his loft on Queen East. It was the very first time I was in someone's home who had brick walls inside their home in 1983.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 17:29:18 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Lou and Bowie together. Lou however is under the weather but he pushes through for his friend on Bowie's 50th birthday. Btw, apparently Angie by the Stones is really about Bowie not about Bowie's first partner Angie.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 17:29:55 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Peter V: Thanks for the correction - the third LP. Was the first the banana one? The only one I even wanted was "White Heat, White Light", which I heard in a university listening room in '74. But I never bothered following through, and remain VU-free to this day (not counting "Rock and Roll Animal").

BEG: My favourite Violent Femmes song is "I Held Her In My Arms" (at link).


Entered at Mon Dec 17 17:24:48 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I sure have Hunky Dory by Bowie and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity in my collection. I had TRAFOZS on repeat on my brother's 8-track when it first came out. I wasn't one of the cool girls in high school but I was privately re music... . ;-D. There was only one other friend who was into all kinds of music. As it turned out we were one of the few who chose University to marriage like most of our classmates. Here is a Bowie track about Louuuu. Yeah Louuu sure wasn't your average kind of guy as he could go both ways like James Dean. Lou also had Rachel in his life who was a Trans. Check out Coney Island Baby. If it's love it's all good in my books!


Entered at Mon Dec 17 17:08:45 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey Bill M. When I was a student at the Institute for Child Study; I was working on a paper. My housemate from Aberdeen, Scotland was out for the night so I knew I could raise the volume as he didn't dig music much for some reason. Anyway, I was listening to late night CFNY FM and wow... I thought Louuu has a new song out! Nope. It was this group who I think sounds the most Louuu like. Btw, I read that Louuu gave 3/4 of his wealth to his partner Laurie Anderson and almost a a 1/4 to his sister Elizabeth as well as some to his mother.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 15:54:52 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Pale Blue Eyes is on the third album, just entitled "The Velvet Underground."


Entered at Mon Dec 17 15:49:14 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I've gotten this far with just the first three, but I appreciate the suggestion to add the first Velvet U. Never even considered "Hunky Dory" and Sweatheart to be of That Special Ilk (to turn Dunc's phrase), but will mull them over too. Frankly, Pepper isn't all that special to me, but "Big Pink" and "Let it Bleed" are touchstones.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Five for Friday

Playing lots of female artists just now. (Thanks Peter) Five great ones.

The Weight Jackie De Shannon

Acadian Driftwood Shawn Colvin

Powderfinger Cowboy Junkies

Will You Love me Tomorrow Francois Hardy

In the Ghetto Bobbie Gentry

I think the Velvers are great too, BEG et al. Played Paris 1919. I always thought it was great that the guy was wondering when he would get to Dundee.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 11:05:36 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Pale Blue Eyes

Just in case you don't know Pale Blue Eyes … 17 million hits too.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 10:07:26 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Slavery, VU and Five

Thanks Norm. I did research on slavery (long, long story) but don’t recall more than John Newton’s name. There’s a new TV fictional miniseries starting tomorrow about slavery in Jamaica. The research was on differences between North American slavery and Latin American slavery. A lot was religion – if a slave became Catholic in Latin America, then he/ she had certain human rights. Not so in Protestant North America or the Caribbean. I was researching origin – most North American / British Caribbean slaves were from West Africa. Most South American slaves from Portuguese territories further South, so ethnically and culturally different.

BILL M – everyone should own the third Velvet Underground album with “Pale Blue Eyes.” It’s like Sergeant Pepper, Big Pink, Let it Bleed, Hunky Dory, Sweetheart of The Rodeo – just one you have to have. Title is simply “The Velvet Underground” with a black sleeve.

My five:

Sensational Alex Harvey Band (thanks, Dunc)

Glen Campbell Sings The King (demo pitches to Elvis 1963-5)

Preservation Act One – The Kinks

Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles (LP)

The White Album – The Beatles


Entered at Mon Dec 17 01:47:15 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: PBE

BEG: Was having lunch yesterday in a Starving Artist restaurant. They almost always play great music of various types. On comes the most beautiful piece I'd heard in a long, long time. In places it sounded a bit like a much younger Lou Reed, but the sound was too spooky, sophisticated and modern. So I asked, and the server looked it up on the house iPhone. "Pale Blue Eyes" by Lou Reed, she said. Awesome music anyway, as you of course know.


Entered at Mon Dec 17 01:25:36 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Amazing Grace

Peter V... ..and all others here-to-fore. I arrived at, (to me) interesting history. Enjoying a lot of youtube music today I came upon a young Indian lady (from India) known as the "Snake Charmer". She is playing "Amazing Grace" on bag pipes. So beautiful it is chilling. I called Susan in to listen. Susan said wasn't the song written for bag pipes. I said I don't know, I thought it was an Englishman. Of course you would know, John Newton.

I didn't realize Mr. Newton's history of being a slave trader for so many years and then changing and becoming an Anglican priest and helping to abolish the slave trade.

Interestingly (the article I was reading was from 2015) there was a Broadway Musical made of John Newton's life. I expect that would really be worth seeing. Showing a lot of the recordings of Amazing Grace it is supposedly played over 10,000,000 times a year!


Entered at Mon Dec 17 00:13:00 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The 5 .. doin' it our way

Juice Newton ..Angel of the Morning

Sammy John .. Chevvy Van

Buckwheat Stevenson .. My Maria

mavericks .. Gentle on my Mind

Dr Hook .. Sylvia's Mother


Entered at Sun Dec 16 16:02:03 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6c0:3ee9:f444:8285:a2ed:73b)

Posted by:

Bill M

Nobert: Thanks for the background information about Ms Charpentier. I'd wondered why her gene-cutting tool was called the Nano-Pink, and now I know. Given his early career path back in Simcoe, I'm sure that Rick, of all the guys, would have appreciated her work.


Entered at Sun Dec 16 14:52:05 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:fdce:9450:56b5:1673)

Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier & Music From Big Pink

During the French revolution in Quartier Latin, Paris 1968 there was a young pregnant student to be found on the barricades. During the day she fought to change the world, at night she would listen to Music From Big Pink and talk to her unborn child. At the end of 1968 a little girl was born; Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier.

The vivid little girl was smart and studied at the Sorbonne, the Curie University and the Pasteur Institute and she inherited her mothers love for The Band. Although she was always studying, she never forgot to make room The Band. She even posted here in the early days of the GB a few times under the pseudonym Marie Curie.

In 2012 she discovered the mechanism of some bacteria to make cuts in the immune system and she could repurpose this into a tool to make cuts in any DNA sequence desired. She made a genetic cutting knife if you like. The night she saw that her discovery worked she danced alone through the hallway of the University (to the beat of Helm’s DIXIE) and called her American college and co-inventor Jennifer Doudna out of bed, It works! It works!

Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier had just made one of the most important discoveries of the last hundred years, it was a breakthrough in science. From that moment she transcends above us all, nevertheless she always stayed loyal to The Band. Not bad for a little French Band fan.


Entered at Sun Dec 16 01:03:49 CET 2018 from (2605:8d80:6e2:616:3cae:e5ea:1464:4d9e)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: currently the Intersteer on Roncies in TO

It's a break between sets and what should be playing (as I type) but "Acadian Driftwood". Always good to hear, even when it's almost drowned out by the hubbub.



Entered at Sat Dec 15 02:41:03 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dag B.: The Band in Concert, 1969... Wow again!! The time and energy to compile all the info for the Band freaks here. Labour of love that we all appreciate. In praise of DAG B!!

Arrgh! Previous post was in honour not only of John Lennon but Yoko Ono!!!

Before I posted in the GB a group of us would blah, blah, blah in the Chat Room. One day I was talking about Edgar Winter's Dying To Live with Rollie? Anyway, who comes into the room but one member of Professor Louie's group and he sings for me the lyrics I can't remember. How cool is that?! :-D


Entered at Sat Dec 15 02:25:44 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jhené Aiko - Bed Peace in honour of John Lennon (Explicit) ft. Childish Gambino (Danny Glover)


Entered at Sat Dec 15 02:12:37 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thank you so much NORBERT for the birthday wishes!! :-D
You are the still the best storyteller in the GB.

As educators we are too. Two teachers in grade 8 helped direct me to a five year high school program instead of four. I had very low expectations for my life. It is because of those two educators that changed my life. Btw, the autistic student functioning at the higher end with Asperger's Syndrome... one year changed in my classroom when I played the Backstreet Boys. I gave each student their lyrics to As Long As You Love Me and daily we'd all sing together When his eyes lit up; I knew something was happening here. The other autistic student was totally different. Whenever we had music; he covered his ears. Whenever a student moved to another school the very first thing he'd do is walk up to my desk and cross off the student's name in my day book. As far as he was concerned that student was gone for good. What I learned in general was that these students preferred the company of adults as we were more predictable. Their own peers were challenging for them because they were not predictable. Even at recess time they'd hang with me not with their peers. I was able to have one of the best years of my teaching career because in those days we had an assistant who had some training. I have special education qualifications but not in this field. Those students taught me so much. Every student does just as everyone in this GB does too.

Thank you again Norbert for all the memories. You have a big heart.


Entered at Sat Dec 15 01:05:24 CET 2018 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Last 5

Dylan: I'll Be Home For Christmas

RoseAnn Fino: Night Rolls In

The Once: Song For Memory

Rosemary Lawton: Kitchner's Army/Bodachan A'Mhirean

Amelia Curran: Love's Last Regard

Ryan's Fancy: Spancil Hill


Entered at Fri Dec 14 20:28:07 CET 2018 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:ad78:7451:c663:44b8)

Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, you Tronnoians etc. are all northeast of me--and that's all that matters.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Dylan & The Band 1974. The crowd goes tribal. The same comp has The Band doing Share Your Love with Dylan playing harmonica.


Entered at Fri Dec 14 17:15:09 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Jackal

Where is Bruce Willis when you need him!:-)


Entered at Fri Dec 14 16:06:22 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Just to be clear

Man oh Man! That boy Dag is one dedicated Band historian. That is a lot of reading and what a pleasure. Thank you for sharing your hard work Dag.

Just to be clear Bill, out here in the civilized country we think of youze as "That real stinkin' big village on the edge of those polluted puddles back there!"


Entered at Fri Dec 14 16:01:21 CET 2018 from (65.92.192.238)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: directions

Pat B: We think of Toronto as southeast or maybe south-central. Other Canadians may think we see ourselves as the Centre of the Universe, but that's their problem.



Entered at Fri Dec 14 13:48:22 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:3832:4190:239d:cc1e)

Posted by:

Norbert

Location: yesterday

You can buy fast cars and big houses, but inside you always stay that little boy, formed by parents and teachers.

A great teacher grows great people they say: “Teaching is a gift, a talent and it can not be taught-sure, people can be taught at universities about the particulars of teaching but the guts of teaching is something that imbues an adult with the warmth of dealing with young people”.

I know a girl in Toronto who has that talent. She turns children, of all races, from a disadvantaged neighbourhood into lucky ones.

Yesterday I passed a primary school, I heard the children and the teacher through the open window, I stopped for a moment. I imagined, and if it was only for one day, I was that little boy at the back of her classroom in Toronto. A little boy, counting till he ran out of numbers, full of possibilities, no telling where he’d go.

I had stopped for only a second, was already way passed the school and further up the road, as I started my fancy car, I knew I would have grown a better man.

Angelina, angel with the brown eyes, happy birthday.


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Posted by:

Ari

Looks like Kanye wants to meet Bob Dylan.


Entered at Fri Dec 14 05:58:21 CET 2018 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:14d6:8d8:564f:f2b)

Posted by:

Pat B

It's truly remarkable that The Band played 25 concerts in 1969--almost exclusively in the Northeast. Two hit albums and they stayed home.


Entered at Thu Dec 13 19:48:56 CET 2018 from (84.209.143.91)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Hey, check out another great body of work from Dag B.


Entered at Wed Dec 12 01:35:43 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

NOMADIC MIKE... Many thanks for the birthday wishes! :-D

I woke up to our lovely calm kitty from across our courtyard that comes to visit us for treats. The boy and girl cardinal were next for their white seeds. Then... .wow... a woodpecker who rarely shows up... was doing it's thing and then the squirrels came by for any carbs we no longer want. Earlier in the week a bluejay... maybe only twice has shown it's beautiful colours. The only one who didn't show up was Rocky a raccoon who usually visits around 5:45 pm daily. I know..they are nocturnal... .not sure what the story is there. It is the things in life that you can't buy that sustain us. Anyway, about four days of family and friends taking me out or having me over for dinner. I am a foodie... guilty as charged.

Smart people learn from their mistakes.
Wise people learn from the mistakes of others.

With age I am getting better.

Last 5
Stand Tall... Burton Cummings
Holiday In Spain... Counting Crows and Blof... Thank you NORBERT
Still Learning How To Crawl... Daniel Lanois
Sailing... Donna The Buffalo
Dying To Live... Edgar Winter and White Trash


Entered at Tue Dec 11 19:50:09 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 1974

Just found the Wembley 1974 programme while sorting through theatre programmes … there it was with Marvin Gaye, and, er, Tommy Steele.


Entered at Tue Dec 11 15:32:23 CET 2018 from (75.98.19.134)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the Not-Talking Heads?

BEG: After reading your post about Rick's song about home cooking, it occurred to me that our guys, as a unit, weren't much on songs about Buildings or Food. They did have rattleable walls at one point, but nothing else pops to mind.

The Scott Cushnie Tribute was exceptional. Aside from great music, there was producer Jack Douglas (best known for all of Aerosmithks records and John Lennon' "Double Fantasy") getting up to talk about the several groups he'd been in with Scott, and noting the presence of the other two surviving members of the earliest of those groups, the Night Shift, who did two 45 for the Bell label in '66-'67. I was sitting with the three of them at one point when Jack mentioned one of their songs and they all say it quietly together. Silly and moving at the same time.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Lady A

Happy birthday, CTG.


Entered at Tue Dec 11 08:33:39 CET 2018 from (2001:464d:e65d:0:7870:335f:25e5:a5c)

Posted by:

Dag B

Subject: The Band in concert 1969

Another collection of information about the Band's activities, the pdf is searchable. Link: goo.gl/2eB74


Entered at Mon Dec 10 23:55:33 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: The PROFIT SQUEAKS

I like it more every time I hear it. It is very consistent in tone, no surprises, but that makes an album very playable. Zero into the mystic, no Madame George, but solid professional R&B with accomplished players.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 23:02:59 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Prophet Speaks

PV - I’m liking this quite a bit. It recalls Too Long in Exile to me; that’s one I go back to occasionally. Critics didn’t care for it though, not sure why.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 18:09:01 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: A Day With Van

I'd say it's the best of the last batch of three. It IS one-dimensional, samy R&B led by Hammond but it's also very well done. The uncertainties for me are "Dimples" which sent me back to the John Lee Hooker, and then "Rolling & tumbling." Whilst I could believe Muddy Waters in 1950 had spent all night Rollin' and Tumblin' only to wake and find she's done gone (and Eric Clapton, and Canned Heat, though maybe not Bob Hite), Van is a bit like Bob doing it 12 years ago- you do think "No! You didn't really."

Favourite track: Ain't Gonna Moan No More.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 17:22:52 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi JQ... I am not on Facebook either. I forgot most of the former posters are there communicating with each other. I only have Carol's aol address.

CAROL CAFFIN is absolutely THE BEST to communicate with about anything. A real angel from the GB. I do not have any current info as it's been a long time since we last communicated. I was so hoping she'd be at the first Rick Danko tribute in Simcoe, Ontario... .. :-(... .and Kevin J's fave..Julie..:-(


Entered at Mon Dec 10 17:11:43 CET 2018 from (2600:387:6:806::38)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Carol Caffin

Hi BEG - Do you know if Carol is back to writing? I had an address for her at one point that I can’t locate now. Do you have an active one? I’m not on Facebook though. Thanks.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 16:30:34 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Home Cookin'... Songwriter and vocalist... RICK DANKO
Robbie's Ma's home at 193 First Avenue In Riverdale, Toronto not Cabbagetown where homecookin' took place many times.
Many thanks for the correction goes to our Musicologist BILL MUNSON.

I lost my way down the line,
Ain't be back for some time.
And all the memories left behind and I sure do miss.

Home cookin'
Home cookin'
Home cookin'
Sure sounds good to a country boy like me.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 16:17:44 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thinking of Rick Danko and Carol Caffin

7 Songs every Rick Danko fan needs to know.

Last 5 Songs
Bryan Adams... Inside Out
Crystal Gayle... Make My Brown Eyes Blue
David Bowie... Thursday's Child
Drake... featuring Jhene Aiko... From Time
RICK DANKO... Home Cookin'

In praise of all the storytellers!


Entered at Mon Dec 10 11:23:45 CET 2018 from (31.54.179.222)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Sorry to hear of your loss, Norbert. Always enjoyed when you ran the Guestbook.

Enjoyed the posts on session musicians. I don't know a lot about them,but I love Reggie Young's guitar playing. One of my favourite 'Scottish' albums, Norm, is Frankie Miller's 'Easy Money' where Frankie is backed by Larry Londin on drums, Reggie Young on electric guitar, Bobby Thompson on acoustic guitar and Joe Osborne on bass. Played it four times in a row last week. Absolutely brilliant. You can find it on Youtube. I have no doubt that Frankie Miller would have grown and grown as a performer and songwriter, if he had not had such bad luck with his health.

And, Norm, I came across John Prine and Iris Dement on Youtube and am getting his duets album for my Christmas. I think 'Fair and Square' is a giant of an album.

Absolutely love Mad Dogs and Englishman. Saw Joe Cocker only once about twenty years ago in Glasgow. Brilliant concert.

Thanks, Robert. Love the Last Waltz.

I really miss John Lennon, Brown Eyed Girl. Thanks for mentioning him.

Last six albums played

Please Please Me

With The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night

Beatles For Sale

Rubber Soul

Help

Up to Glasgow for Christmas shopping after Mad Dogs and Englishmen finishes.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 09:36:00 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Joe Cocker

When I was at university in Hull, Joe Cocker was the local (cheap) support act from Sheffield, third on the bill. Over the three years he worked himself up to second, and finally top. Even then he had a great band. Few bands liked having Joe as support, as he was extremely hard to follow.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 09:32:29 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Just got Van's latest "The Prophet Speaks." As it's his third album in around a year, of similar bluesy / jazzy stuff, he may have spelt "prophet" wrongly. Perhaps he means "Profit." Haven't heard it yet - except they were playing it in the shop. The track I've heard on radio as well is "I Love The Life I Live" which is a favourite Mose Allison song. I even bought the 45 of it.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 02:49:15 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Ted Hawkins

Thanks JQ I got that. He does a good job as well. I hadn't heard of him before. Had a pretty rough life, but they loved him in Australia.

Have you heard Van sing it? I love the Pay the Devil CD although I'm not crazy about his voice in that song but his band sounds terrific.

If you listen to the young Irish fella I refer to tho', I think he does it great.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 01:04:33 CET 2018 from (64.229.14.56)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Richard Thompson interview

Interesting to see how Richard Thompson handles interviews. The 'host' comes out with some standard interviewee-friendly questions (the studio, the process, etc.) but the interviewee in this case doesn't play along.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 00:57:45 CET 2018 from (2600:387:6:806::38)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: There Stands the Glass

Norm - I don’t know if your search led you to Ted Hawkins’ version but I’d bet you’ll dig it too.


Entered at Mon Dec 10 00:10:40 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Derek Ryan

I have found this young Irish singer. I was comparing many covers of Webb Piece's old song, "There Stands the Glass". (Van has done it on Pay the Devil).

Well this young man Derek Ryan has done a very good job of singing this old country classic I sang since I was about 10. He has a very smooth country voice. There is a vid of his medley of Irish tunes. He has a 9 piece band that are real pros with a wonderful sound. He does, (for me) the best cover of "Whiskey In the Jar" I've ever heard. A real great up tempo.


Entered at Sun Dec 9 16:08:02 CET 2018 from (193.250.163.232)

Posted by:

Robert Davenport

Location: England

Subject: The Complete Last Waltz

Really enjoying the raw footage of The Complete Last Waltz with many surprises. Oh to have a second DVD of outtakes.


Entered at Sun Dec 9 12:23:21 CET 2018 from (83.250.64.43)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Mad Dogs etc

Thanks JED, WALLSEND and NORM for mentioning this great piece of music. It brings tears in my eyes. Our organ player did a humorous imitation of Joe Cocker with open mouth and all. Now he is dead. Dead just like our road manager with his Polaroid lenses and Carnaby Street overcoat in the middle of the Polar night. The guy who build my amplifier is also dead. We borrowed really hard guys from the local Voluntary Firemen's Brass Ensemble to do the numbers. Many of them are dead now. Sometimes I have to hold my driving license in front of the bath room mirror (while shaving) to see if I am still alive.


Entered at Sun Dec 9 03:41:28 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: This isn't Friday is it??

I was trying to think up my excuse but... ... .it isn't working... ..anyway.

Black Crowes ~ Willin (they do a great job of this)

Mandolin Orange ~ Boots of Spanish Leather (This young couple do this old Dylan song justice.. it's great)

Rick Danko's singing of Christmas must be tonight... .A tough time of year for those who cared for him so much.

Mel Tillis ~ White Christmas (Bing Crosby has owned this song forever) Listen to Mel Tillis sing this song. For me, no one compares to his recording of this song.

John Lennon and also "Playing for Change" ~ Imagine


Entered at Sat Dec 8 22:54:24 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

WORKING CLASS HERO... JOHN LENNON


Entered at Sat Dec 8 22:44:03 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

(9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

Remembering John Lennon via remembering Louuu at Radio City Music Hall, NYC.


Entered at Sat Dec 8 21:58:32 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

joe j, I remember that so well too. I heard his name on the radio news, and knew with a sickening lurch the only logical reason for it. Very sad day.


Entered at Sat Dec 8 21:44:47 CET 2018 from (68.116.44.170)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Recents

* Tony Furtado - Cider House Sessions. Ry Cooder and David Lindley have both weighed in on his brilliance.

* Divided and United, the songs of the civil war. It seems the written word in that era is a high point for English language.

* Michael Hurley - Ida Con Snock. He’s been here in Astoria for some time now.

* Nashville Skyline

* James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman


Entered at Sat Dec 8 21:12:58 CET 2018 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Baby, It's Cold Outside

As usual I participated in our town's annual Santa Claus parade today. I walked behind our float and handed out (individually wrapped) candies. Every parade reminds me of another one some years go. My wife had me dressed and painted as a clown with time to spare so I logged into my favourite music site and learned Rick Danko had died. Put a damper on the parade for sure. I don't know why Rick's death was so gut wrenching. Certainly no death outside my circle of family and friends has affected me as much. Wasn't he just the bass player in the band?

Last 5:

Dylan - "Here Comes Santa Claus"

Marley - "Jamming"

Maytals - "Take Me Home"

Los Lobos - "Corrido #1"

Los Lobos - "Evangeline"


Entered at Fri Dec 7 09:11:01 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Bobbie Gentry- they may be right on musical content. Hard to find albums. Most of the bonus tracks are worth repeated listening (rather than curiosity) and the Live BBC stuff is great.

In terms of packaging it has to be Village Green Preservation Society - LPs, 45s, CDs, great book, pack of realia.


Entered at Fri Dec 7 06:41:21 CET 2018 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Tales From The Tour Bus

Season 2 finds Mike Judge moving from country to funk: George Clinton, Rick James (2 parts, of course!), Bootsy Collins and James Brown, so far. Just as positively brilliant as season 1!


Entered at Fri Dec 7 04:32:20 CET 2018 from (2600:387:6:806::22)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Bobbie Gentry - boxed set

PV - I just got the January MOJO and her boxed set received best reissue of 2018 - so you were there first, right?


Entered at Fri Dec 7 03:20:14 CET 2018 from (1.43.129.8)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I have a soft spot for Mad Dogs and Englishmen. I remember buying that album and a bottle of Southern Comfort as birthday presents for myself when I turned eighteen (or was it nineteen). There is a boot floating around of all the Filmore concerts from that tour in really good quality. I am a big Clapton fan but I often find his studio albums and his song writing a bit of a disappointment. After it was mentioned here, I had another listen to No Reason to Cry which I have not done for quite a while. Sounds pretty good to me especially compared with some of his other studio albums.


Entered at Fri Dec 7 01:02:05 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Jed I first had that album on 8 track cassett. Do you remember those things? It's still one of my favourite albums. Leon Russell singing "Hard Rain"


Entered at Thu Dec 6 22:09:32 CET 2018 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: MadDogs and the Englishmen

This album continues to blow my mind. Great lineup. Was motivated to listen to it by watching a bio of Bobby Keys. The horn work on this album is precious.


Entered at Thu Dec 6 18:23:05 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: (no reason to cry)

Put me down as a fan. Great album. Beautiful Thing (at last), All Our Past Times from Richard and Rick, Love Sign Language, but maybe Hello Old Friend is my most played track.


Entered at Thu Dec 6 16:36:43 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: BEG

No Reason To Cry. One of my favourite albums. Sign Language is one of my fav duets.


Entered at Thu Dec 6 16:12:48 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

When I started to listen to music again... Here is one of the songs that pushed me forward. The last time I dealt with severe loss it was Steve Forbert's music. This time it was Damien from The Voice. The weird thing is that whenever I listen to this song I imagine I am performing it for the beautiful Toronto Raptors. They always brought me great joy but thanks to the huge development of Siakam and the beautiful personality of Danny Green and his three point shots and the superstar skill set of Kawahi Leonard... and the total focus... ..Read his story... .and you'll understand what drives him to excel and bring joy to others. :-D


Entered at Thu Dec 6 16:06:48 CET 2018 from (96.239.106.206)

Posted by:

Jed

Screw the critics-No Reason to Cry is a great album. Drunken,sloppy with some good tunes and raucous playing. Yes,it was a bit out of control but the result is a fun an entertaining listen. The music snobs rejected this immediately so screw the snobs. Not all music rejected by others feels that way to everybody.


Entered at Thu Dec 6 15:57:52 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Clapton’s 1976 album No Reason to Cry included “Sign Language,” an otherwise unreleased Bob Dylan composition.

The recorded version featured Dylan and Clapton duetting on vocals, with the added bonus of the Band’s Robbie Robertson on lead guitar. (The album was recorded at the Band’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu, and Robertson’s Band-mates participated in various other songs.)

One might think that a combination of Dylan, Clapton and Robertson would be rock n’ roll dynamite. Dylan and Clapton had released two of their strongest albums in the preceding year or two (Blood on the Tracks and 461 Ocean Boulevard, respectively), while Robertson was still a respected songwriter and guitar stylist.

But the end result is pretty unimpressive. The song itself doesn’t say a whole lot; Dylan and Clapton both sound kind of detached; and Robertson plays the same damn solo he played on every single song he touched back then. (Just ’cause you can play those chirpy harmonics all the time doesn’t mean you should, Robbie. Let. The. Notes. Ring.)

Maybe the end results of “Sign Language” (and the entire No Reason to Cry album) are a testament to the effects of alcoholism. Clapton and many of his celeb sidemen had alcohol problems at around this point in time; and when you spend a lot of time getting really, really loose, stuff like this starts to sound good.

Or maybe “Sign Language” shows what happens when you get too comfortable and insular. The record was made in a swank locale, at a studio owned by rock stars, with numerous rock stars in evidence. Maybe they needed a little bit more grit and conflict and pressure in their lives to come out with music that mattered."


Entered at Thu Dec 6 15:46:14 CET 2018 from (174.89.92.121)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Clapton’s old friends have let him down, and his new ones don’t serve him much better. Ron Wood, Robbie Robertson and Georgie Fame are here but in roles so anonymous, or interchangeable, that it’s hard to be certain where. Bob Dylan, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel leave their mark, but it’s gloomy. Dylan’s contribution, “Sign Language,” is goofy — it invokes the name of Link Wray and not much else. If anything, the song, with Dylan’s voice overwhelming Clapton’s and a sound that’s mostly polished and professionalized rolling thunder, is further evidence of Clapton’s backsliding.

Danko ought to be embarrassed: he is either inept or saving his decent songs for his solo album. “Beautiful Thing,” coauthored by Manuel, is the most banal song on an album full of them. The Clapton-Danko collaboration, “All Our Past Times,” is salvaged by their vocal trade-offs and what might be a guitar interchange between Robertson and Clapton. Otherwise, it is maudlinly sexist and pedestrian Eagles fare. Finally, we have found an Englishman even more incapable of singing country rock than the Rolling Stones." (Dave Marsh Rolling Stone)

Last 5
Roxy Music... Avalon
Natalie Merchant... Where I Go
Isley Brothers... This Old Heart Of Mine
World Party... Take It Up
Eric Clapton, Dylan, Danko, Manuel... Sign Language


Entered at Thu Dec 6 15:20:58 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The Funk Brothers – yes, but just about everyone … singers, groups, songwriters … was left feeling ripped off or beaten down by Motown. Ask “the other Supremes” apart from Diana. Also Motown used the same backing tracks with multiple lead vocalists, so they really got their money's worth from a session. The convention in the UK would have been to re-cut it (so paying again).


Entered at Wed Dec 5 19:30:23 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V UNCUT

Peter, picked up the December UNCUT with the Dylan CD this morning. Will check it out this afternoon our time.


Entered at Wed Dec 5 16:07:46 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Carol Kaye - Sessions

In one interview I've watched, Carol remarks she was asked to do a session because a player didn't show up. She was well received. When she got to doing enough work she quit her job playing in a jazz club. She made much more money in session work and enjoyed it much more.

Those Muscle Shoals boys were very happy with their lot is seems. I suppose like any other job session players were not treated the same in every studio.


Entered at Wed Dec 5 10:42:09 CET 2018 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sessions

In the 70s, the top session musicians made more than guys in medium rank bands. A friend was doing sessions between tours of the USA and Europe and thrilled to do them. There was union scale, but for the regular major session guys, double scale and triple scale was their fee. The major session players declined many offers to join bands, including major bands.

Producers were especially fond of session drummers – a department they most wanted to control. If you take Bobby Graham, Clem Cattini and Alan White you’re talking abouyt the drumming on a huge percentage of UK hit records.

Bobby Graham played on 13 number one singles in a discography of at least 15,000 tracks. He played on Kinks, Them, Animals, Dave Clark hits, plus Downtown by Petula Clark and Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones.

It may have been different in the UK, but Clem Cattini and Alan Caddy had already had a number one US and UK hit with Telstar before becoming session men. Alan Caddy had had hits with Johnny Kidd and the Pirates before that, but went on to produce hundreds of cover versions for budget labels.

Session guys will say “That went to #1 and I only got £40” but in that week, they got lots of £40s for stuff on albums and by bands you’ve never heard of.

Even at the bottom budget label end, money was excellent. For example, Embassy (Woolworths cover versions) paid session lead vocalists £10 a track in 1963, and recorded a track in 30 minutes. They did at least two a week (in one hour). So £20 when the national average weekly wage was £14.


Entered at Wed Dec 5 02:19:51 CET 2018 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:6cb3:6434:40c8:ae4f)

Posted by:

Pat B

Norm, I don't doubt that the smaller labels took advantage of session musicians. The Nashville cats also relied on volume to make a decent living, but most of them worked at writing songs because songwriters ruled Nashville at its peak. Not the case anymore.


Entered at Wed Dec 5 02:13:28 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Greenback

Well Pat I'm sure no expert on this subject I only know what I read and watch. Probably is true they got more in the Wrecking Crew.

Watching the video of the guys at American Studio in Memphis discussing this. (I don't remember all the names off the top of my head). I know Reggie Young very well. He did a ton of work with Waylon. Reggie's words in this discussion, for example the licks that he put into the intro for Doby Grey's "Driftaway" are well known. That is just one example. He was saying I feel I should have got a couple of points for this. There was many examples like that those fellows discussed. They did a lot of work for Elvis and a long line of stars for very little pay (according to them).


Entered at Wed Dec 5 01:04:52 CET 2018 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:6cb3:6434:40c8:ae4f)

Posted by:

Pat B

The fact is the West Coast session musicians were paid well and made a lot of money. In Chicago from the 70's into the 90's, the commercial session musicians also made a lot and got residuals. It was the Motown folk who got royally screwed by the brass, unconscionably so.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 23:33:50 CET 2018 from (2601:243:1100:428d:c458:6c9:dee3:aab3)

Posted by:

Tom G

Subject: Session men & women

You're right, Norm, a lot of those players created the songs and got little money or recognition. But, Palmer says that in the mid-60s he was bringing in $100,000, which is ~$780k in today's USD! He was doing as many as three sessions a day - 9:00 am to noon, 2:00 to 5:00, and 8:00 to 11:00, plus weekend gigs.

He says that bands being able to play their own instruments starting in the late '60s and then electronics, e.g., drum machines, in the early '70s, killed the goose. He also was active in the musician's union and talks about how that worked.

I recommend the book highly if you're interested in what it looked like behind the scenes, from a major player. I'd insert a link to his Wikipedia page for a partial list of his credits, but Johnny Cash gets upset and won't let me.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 23:11:57 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Session men

Tom I have been watching more and more of the sessions. As well as Hal & Earl and that crew. Reggie Young and the guys in Memphis including the Memphis Horns.

The real sad part is how so many of those players came up with all the music and signature licks. Guys like Reggie Young and Glenn Campbell who could never read music and were the most outstanding players. For their wonderous talent and hours of work they got paid pittance. It is shameful. For a long time back where you are talking about they worked for less than a hundred bucks a day. Many very longs days and got paid nothing more.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 22:14:01 CET 2018 from (2601:243:1100:428d:c458:6c9:dee3:aab3)

Posted by:

Tom G

Subject: Earl Palmer

After I got to thinking about Earl Palmer, spurred by the best drummers conversation, I did some searching and came across and bought his annotated, oral autobiography, "Backbeat: Earl Palmer's Story." There's great recollections of the New Orleans jazz and R&B scene and characters/musicians from the '30's forward and some amazing stories about his time as a VERY busy session player in LA from the late '50s to the early '70s, when the producers "starting letting the bands play their own instruments".

There's also this quote talking about when he was in a travelling show in the '30s with his mom & aunt, as a featured child tap dancer: "We did three or four shows a day, at least. On Saturdays, depending on the laws, we did what you called the Midnight Ramble, where kids wasn't allowed. The jokes had double meanings and the chorus did a little more shaking and shimmying. It was risque', but nowhere as risque' as today. Nobody took their clothes off - no, indeed, that was against the law then!"

Sounds familiar, huh? Interesting how two of my favorite drummers had that in common.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 19:34:13 CET 2018 from (2600:387:6:806::3f)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Hi Norbert

Sorry for your loss mate; we had to do that in July to my pal of 16 years. When I was young my religion told me that only humans have a soul. I think anybody that’s had a dog, or any animal for that matter, knows that if we have a soul then so do they.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 15:30:08 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:3931:f2b0:8fa:eb72)

Posted by:

Norbert

Landmark, thanks, love that story, much appreciated, your dog is a lucky one. We got our dog from the animals’ asylum and although he was very young he was already abused. Some idiot had broken his hind leg. Mostly he would run limping on tree legs, it never stopped him though.

Norm, much thanks too, sweet story. Dogs, you grow on them.


Entered at Tue Dec 4 13:24:28 CET 2018 from (207.236.37.163)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto
Web: My link

Subject: Scott and Garth - including a recording session ...

I wouldn't have posted this mailing-list note from the most excellent or organised Lance Anderson, except that it talks about, among other thing, him having brought Garth in to add his magic to a Scott Cushnie session. Note that it was Lance who did Garth's "Live at the Wolf" album. Anyway, the rest is Scott's post:

Scott Cushnie Celebration

Scott’s many friends, bandmates and fans are getting together next Monday Dec. 10th, 3Pm - 10pm at the Great Hall 1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H3 (at Dovercourt)

This is an opportunity to celebrate the life of one of Toronto’s most unique, gifted, interesting and beloved pianists and band leaders.

Scott, known as Prof. Piano started playing in bands in the late 50’s. You can find his many achievements in other posts. I’d like to tell you about some personal thoughts I have about Scott.

When I first moved to Toronto after I had finished my studies in London ON, I searched out Scott because I had heard him on record. It didn’t take 1/2 a set at the Chick n Deli, to know that Scott was a special artist. His ‘act’ was him. He was a personality, and I could tell by the ease at which he switched from Boogie Woogie, to Fats Waller Stride, Rock n Roll to jump Blues, that here was an artist that had spent his life honing his craft. I saw him many times over the next few months before I had the nerve to go up to him to say Hi.

i needn’t have been so cautious. As soon as Scott heard that I was a piano player too, he launched into a long list of players and stories that was captivating. He made you feel like you were part of the ‘brother/sisterhood’. When Scott talked to you, you had his full attention. He told me stories of James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Meade Lux Lewis etc. Scott collected interesting stories of the ‘characters’ in music. I’m not sure if he realized that he himself, was one of those characters as well.

When he said he wanted to hear you play. He meant it. I remember looking up from a gig at least a year later and there was Scott. He had come specifically to hear me play. It had to be downtown, and on a night that he wasn’t working. But he came, because as he would say “That’s what you did.”

I’ll tell one quick story from when I produced a recording of Prof. Piano and the Rockin’ Deltoids. I can’t remember exactly why we thought it would be a good idea to have Garth Hudson on the sessions. But it was an inspired idea. He must have been in Toronto working on some edits for his ‘Live at the Wolf’ recording. Scott and Garth had known each other. They had played together in the heyday of the Yonge St. strip. Scott had preceded Garth in the Hawks. But, they had never recorded together.

The Deltoids were recording much of their live repertoire, and it included a lot of late 50’s early 60’s songs. Garth played organ to Scott’s piano in Bill Doggett’s Honky Tonk, and stayed to overdub a sax solo at the end. There is a certain way that pianists from the 50’s play rock n roll and blues. It still has a lot of swing in the feel. You could tell that Garth appreciated Scott’s playing and was enjoying playing on Great Balls of Fire and other tunes. When we went in the studio to hear one of the playbacks, I remember that Garth and Scott stopped and were talking together on the floor. Very close, almost nose to nose.They had a similar spirit. Gentle but inquiring. Both were obviously extremely intelligent and eccentric in their own ways. Eccentric is not quite the correct word, as they weren’t being different, they just didn’t think the same as other people. What other people thought as important didn’t really interest either of them. But music did. And I think they recognized a kindred spirit. I remember thinking it was like watching two three-year-olds in a sandbox talking. Completely at ease with each other, and enjoying the moment. For that moment, none of us existed.

There is a memorial for Scott (Prof. Piano) Cushnie in Toronto. Starts at 3PM with some friends and performances with his ex-bandmates start at 6:30PM.

Scott played with the Hawks, The Rockin’ Deltoids, Canadian Aces, Diamondback, and so many more.

Anyways, if you can come, you will witness a piece of Toronto’s Blues, Roots and Rock n Roll history. Along with Deltoid members Mitch Lewis, Terry Wilkins, Bucky Berger, Bob Yeomans, Wayne Mills, and Jody Gollick, and members of Diamondback, Mike McKenna and Peter McGraw, there will be Donnie Walsh, Alex Pangman, Chuck Jackson, John Dickie, Joan Besen, Danny Marks, Tyler Yarema, Maureen Brown and many more that will play in his honour.

Scott’s friend Andrea Reid and his family are organizing the event. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested. The Prof. deserves a proper send-off.

[see link above]

- Doors open at 3pm for an afternoon of casual musical tributes and the headline performances will begin at 6:30pm
- It is really appreciated if you can contribute to the cost of this event by purchasing a $20 ticket..
- If you have any photos that you can share for the slideshow please send to: scottcushniephotos@gmail.com

- Light fare will be provided throughout
- Cash Bar
- Please note - This event will be filmed - by attending you are consenting that your image and presence at this event may be included in a film on Scott Cushnie

Lance Anderson


Entered at Mon Dec 3 19:13:08 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

Wonderful stories Landmark and Norm. Some dogs are just so loving and memorable they stay in your heart forever.


Entered at Mon Dec 3 13:03:56 CET 2018 from (99.227.168.67)

Posted by:

John Donabie

Subject: Kinks

Peter V was talking about getting his Kinks Village Green box set awhile back. That got me thinking. I decided I wanted to buy The Kinks MONO collection. According to some reviewers, I waited a little too long. When the box first came out, I believe about 2 years ago it was reasonably priced I am told. It's now $184.00 Canadian. The good news is that the Beatles 6 CD White album has dropped 20 bucks. Getting tempted. iTunes has the set on for $69.00; but of course you don't get the book and the most important thing, you don't get the 5.1 disc.

Terrible; when your a completist :-)


Entered at Mon Dec 3 02:54:57 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Lisa & Collies

Lisa, a very warm feeling when you mention Albert Paysun Terune. My mum and I collected all his books, and in fact the first collie we had my mum named him Jinks after "Jinks of Jason Valley". As well I have 42 Zane Grey books in my library mum left me when she passed.

So I must tell you my one dog story. When I was 10 I had a paper route out in Cloverdale. The last customer on my route were a young couple and very nice people. They had acerage and two small children and they had this big collie. His name was "Chief", Snow Chief actually. He was about 10 months old then but very big. He loved me and would always follow me when I left.

One day on a beautiful sunny day I was going to play a baseball game after I finished my route so I was hurrying along.I delivered this paper and was peddaling my bike up the road full tilt. All of a sudden I could hear click, click ,click behind me. I turned around and there was Chief. DAMN! I turned around and took him back. The man was home and he said Norman that isn't our dog. The folks that own him had to move into an apartment and I know they don't want him any more. I don't want him here he keeps knocking the kids down the stairs off the porch. I want you to take him, he wants to go with you. So I said well I'll have to ask my mum. Shall I take him home and show her, but I might have to bring him back. He said sure.

Well when I got home it was no contest. I was 24 and away working in a logging camp when my Dad wrote me a letter and said we had to put Chief down. He had rhumatismn so bad in his back legs he couldn't stand any more. It's pretty hard for a guy 24 to lay in a bunk house full of guys and cry all night. Chief was 14.

I remember when mum said Craig my younger brother told her. Y'know mum Chief still goes to meet the school bus every day to see if Norm is there. That was quite some time after I went away to work. They cannot be replaced he slept on my feet all those years I was a kid.


Entered at Mon Dec 3 01:59:41 CET 2018 from (70.81.153.108)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Norbert, I truly sympathize with you and offer my sincerest condolences over the loss of your dog. 3-1/2 years ago my wife and I adopted a rescue dog who was found abandoned and wandering near a busy highway. At the time we got him, he was about 10 pounds underweight and was nervous if we would leave him home alone.

It took a while for me to warm up to him but he is without a doubt, a close and beloved family member. We have no idea how old he is but we celebrated his birthday on April 1, which was the day we brought him home. One last comment, on the day we were introduced to Ralphie, he was brought to our house by the lady who was fostering him. At one point, he got up and took a tour of the house. I guess he liked the place as when we picked him up, he never looked back. Adopting him was one of the most satisfying things we have ever done. We are blessed.


Entered at Mon Dec 3 01:54:48 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

Albert Payson Terhune, who was a collie breeder and writer of many books featuring his dogs (notably the Lad series), put it so beautifully:

"Soon or late, every dog owner's memory becomes a graveyard, peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden at times to a semblance of their olden lives ... "

Wistful furry little ghosts - I love that, it expresses something so true.


Entered at Sun Dec 2 20:12:12 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:719d:5962:1713:bdd2)

Posted by:

Norbert

Thanks all.

Some day, far away, I will say: Wood I want you to meet some friends of mine; That is Mike and here is Bill from Canada and that is Norm the sailor, and that fine woman is Lisa with her dog.

Lisa, sorry to hear, I know it is hard, wish you all the strength.


Entered at Sun Dec 2 18:19:56 CET 2018 from (96.49.94.173)

Posted by:

Lisa

Deepest sympathies Norbert. We are facing the same decision with our dog, who has a muscle-wasting disease but is valiantly trying to carry on. It's an awful thing to face, even when you know it's the kindest thing to do, and having done it before doesn't make it any easier this time. Our loving companions ...


Entered at Sun Dec 2 18:01:26 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Kate Wolf

Yesterday I was putting outside Christmas lights around the place. I was humming this old song of John Prine, "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness". It started to rain on me so I said that's enough.

I came in and put on my head phones and found this great video of John and his x wife Rachel Peel singing this song together. It must have been about the time they were ending, John looked really sad.

Dunc if you haven't done it, you will love watching John and Iris Dement sing together as well as Nanci Griffith. It was while listening to these songs and I'm always looking at my side bar for new videos that I found Kate Wolf. I can't understand how I haven't seen her or maybe don't remember her.

Kate Wolf was two years older than me and died of leukemia in 1986. What a beautiful lady and singer. Thing is I had heard Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith sing this song before but didn't know the history.

Kate wrote "Across the Great Divide" when she knew she was dying of this disease. One line in the song, "I heard the owl calling" is I'm sure some people know a sign that some one is going to die, (this is a native message).

Kate sings this song beautifully and Emmylou and Nanci's cover is amazing. Some folks may remember from the book by Margaret Craven, (I think about 1967 and it made the number 1 spot in New York). The made for TV movie "I heard the Owl Call My Name".

The movie is about an Anglican Vicar who is sent to the native village in Kingcome Inlet here on our coast. (A place I went to many times with my tug and barge moving logging equipment in and out from the logging operation near the village.) Anyway this young Vicar named Mark Brian has a rare diasease he is dying from and his Bishop doesn't tell him. He sends him there with the idea of learning about life. It's a really good movie.

If you haven't you'll want to listen to these ladies sing, "Across the Great Divide."


Entered at Sun Dec 2 16:40:03 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Norbert with Wood

Norbert what you did was the kindest thing you could do. That is the truth. In today's world some countries are finally understanding assisted suicide. Instead of telling people they must suffer. Dogs don't get to voice their pain and suffering. We just need to see it and understand it.

In your grief you are feeling guilty. That is natural, just as it is natural for us to be understanding. Enjoy all your memories for comfort. It is the only thing you can do old friend... ..we're with you.


Entered at Sun Dec 2 16:09:12 CET 2018 from (64.229.14.56)

Posted by:

Bill M

Norbert: Sorry for your loss. Wood trusted you for good reason. You didn't betray him. He didn't think ill of you so don't think ill of yourself.


Entered at Sun Dec 2 14:10:56 CET 2018 from (70.30.45.165)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Norbert, many of us have felt the same way about a beloved animal. C’est la vie. You have described your own feelings in a poignantly eloquent way. Your words took me back 18 years when I held my own dog while that injection was administered. I grieved for a long time. After all, to experience such unconditional love and trust from another living being is . . . well, soulful. Thank you.


Entered at Sun Dec 2 13:59:29 CET 2018 from (2001:980:e13a:1:719d:5962:1713:bdd2)

Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: Our dog

Yesterday the veterinarian gave our dog Wood a lethal infusion. A few moments before I had carried him into the room and put him, with basket and all, onto the operating table.

Lying in his basked, his favourite teddy bear close, I held him steady, but he didn’t move while the vet shaved his right foreleg. As he punctured the needle into the leg Wood looked up to see what was happening, I stopped him and spoke some reassuring words. In confidence the dog laid his head down again believing me that everything was okay, but it wasn’t.

Right, he was old and blind and almost deaf and had a wound by his teeth, but I just betrayed him, in the worst way.

In turn the dog has never ever let me down once, in spite that I would deserve it. It was a cheerful dog with character but without any kind of vengeance. He would wait till I arrived home from work, we would fool around, walk into the forest, I still see him running ahead of me up the dirt road.

It was a good dog, yesterday he died in silence, trusting me, without protest, without vengeance, without a word.


Entered at Sat Dec 1 21:23:18 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hal Blaine

Hello again Tom. Good post. Such heavy weight drummers we are discussing. Mentioning Hal Blaine, I'm not sure if you saw back a bit when I got them to discussing Carol Kaye who was part of that crew with Hal.

I found a youtube vid where Carol is playing with Les Paul and a bunch, (I forget who all now I'd have to look again). Anyway Les is so taken with the bass lines Carol is doing he stops playing just to watch her. So then it's like she's playing lead on her bass. It's wonderful.


Entered at Sat Dec 1 20:33:38 CET 2018 from (2601:243:1100:428d:c458:6c9:dee3:aab3)

Posted by:

Tom G

Subject: Drummers

You're right, Norm, there are so many great and prolific musicians who we all listened to for years and just associated with whoever's name was in large type on the record cover: The Funk Brothers, the Wrecking Crew, etc. Here's are a couple of quotes from Earl Palmer:

Late in his career, Palmer appeared in a music video with the band Cracker on the song "I Hate My Generation." As Addicted to Noise tells the story, "According to Cracker leader David Lowery, when Palmer was asked if he would be able to play along with the songs, he gave Lowery a look and said, 'I invented this shit.'"

When asked by Max Weinberg what more of the recording sessions he'd played on Palmer replied, "Don't ask me which ones I played on. I should have done like Hal [Blaine]. Hal used to get gold records for all the things he played on. I never did that, you know. I would like to have a room with all those things in them. It would have been nice—show my grandchildren when they grow up so they don't say, 'Oh shut up old man and sit down.' I could just say, 'Look. I don't have to tell you nothing. There it is.'"

I came to The Band first through the Brown album in 1969, and one of the things that drew me in was Levon's drumming, because it sounded so close to what I'd been hearing all my life from Professor Longhair (strong candidate for inventor of rock and roll - listen to his late '40s sides), Lee Dorsey, Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, etc. Love that funky backbeat.


Entered at Sat Dec 1 18:15:47 CET 2018 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Drummers

That is interesting. That New Orleans sound is so distinctive that they do stand out and need to be included.

I was just this morning thinking the same thing of those drummers for the Funk Brothers who really created that Mo Town sound. Richard "Pistol" Allen and Benny Benjamin.


Entered at Sat Dec 1 16:47:40 CET 2018 from (2601:243:1100:428d:c458:6c9:dee3:aab3)

Posted by:

Tom G

Subject: Great drummers

No list of great drummers would be complete without Earl Palmer and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modelsite, both in the pantheon of great New Orleans drummers. Earl Palmer is one of the most recorded drummers ever, running the gamut from Little Richard's and Fats Domino's seminal late '50s records to the theme songs from "Green Acres" and "I Dream of Jeannie." Zigaboo was in The Meters and played on tons of Allen Toussaint records.

That New Orleans backbeat is all over music of the last 60 years. Both true greats!


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