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Entered at Sat Oct 19 22:51:00 CEST 2019 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Duluth

Zzzz - I read recently that Duluth was one of our most livable cities - true story? I had relatives there once; they were Midwest crackers though..


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Location: Duluth, MN

Subject: Sinematic

Woke up this morning and got smacked in the face by Cool. Cranked up Hardwired Deadend Kid Beautiful Madness sooo loud that every crow trap I passed by on my drive to pickup a used empty acoustic case sang to me. First weekend off since early August, might have to drive up the shore for more.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Th e End of The Line

Sitting back this morning listening to some old favourites. The video of this old Travelling Wilbury's song. Rolling along on that old train as I mentioned a long way back. There is a black and white picture of Roy Orbison sitting on a shelf, I'm sure to represent the black and white show. Roy's 335 is sitting on a rocking chair that is rocking so the guys all feel his presence as he sings.

Now George and Tom are also gone so that Jeff, Jim and Bob are all that is left.........kinda puts a lump in your throat.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Geraint Watkins

Sorry, that was me.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: John Prine

I looked on amazon uk. Plenty of John Prine CDs available, but as you say no box set since the Great Days Anthology, which is 25 years old. There's a gap in the market!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: John Prine Box Set???

Went looking for a John Prine box set this morning. The last real anthology of any kind was put out in 1993 called Great Days. I'm surprised OH BOY records, John's record company has not put out a real current box set. A lot of music since 1993. I wonder if there is a problem gathering rights; from former record labels? I'm a big Prine fan.


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Posted by:

Geraint Watkins - Rush of Blood

Brand new from a great artist and frequent collaborator of Nick Lowe. They both lost their producer Neil Broadbank a couple years ago along with their mate, collaborator and drummer Robert Treherne/Bobbly Irwin. They all made exquisite records together. Nick Lowe now works with Los Straightjackets and I think there’s been a dip in the sonic quality. However, whoever GW is with now, this new record is top notch all the way around.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Dunc. You can see this place as my blogging platform, even if a just a tiny and dwindling number of our confreres give a rat's ass (or arse) about our guys pre-Band.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That’s good, Peter, but I’m all CD. It started this week when I went up to Fopp in search of the eight albums, but there was nothing on the shelves. I’m trying to keep supporting the remaining physical shops. It’s in a nice part of Glasgow with home made Foccacia sandwiches up the road. All no longer published, but I found out that there was a boxed set. I thought this might mean their own CDs, perhaps a couple of McGuiness Flint, a couple of Ronnie Lanes, and perhaps the Mary Hopkin songs. Maybe even the song written for Dean Ford and the Gaylord. I have the solo Graham Lyle album. But on Amazon, the boxed set, I discovered, was the basic albums, which I would have been happy with, but I think the last new one in the world. Too dear and a little disappointed. It is part of the retirement project. I think Gallagher and Lyle are brilliant.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gallagher & Lyle

In recent weeks I've picked up pristine original LP copies of Love On The Airways and Breakaway for about £3 each.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

PS. I was thinking in terms of 120 to 140 dollars to be honest, John.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks John D and Peter. I think the boxed set, which is really just the eight basic albums, has been out a while, and that when Amazon goes down to one or two remaining then the price jumps up. I’ve noticed this is what happens with children’s toys too. I was hoping I would get it at the original retail price or a little dearer.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dunc

Going to try and type it this way. They want 650.00 dollars American on Amazon.

So I was able to send this one. I don't think the site likes dot com; with a period in front of com. I kept whittling down my message to you and once i got the period before com out of the way it worked.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dunc

Trying to say I found it Dunc; but Johnny Cash keeps giving me the finger.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dunc

Trying to find the Gallagher & Lyle Box Set. What is it called please?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Box sets …

Phew! They're whizzing off the pressing plants this year. The Band, Abbey Road, Arthur by The Kinks, then I open the latest magazine to see a box set of Prince's "1999" and a Gene Clark "No Other" set remastered by Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders. Let It Bleed is not particularly tempting … just a mono ad stereo version.

Then there's the 23 singles set of Beatles. It is I think the third or fourth box set of Beatles singles, but the attraction of this one is that for each 45 they have chosen a different country's picture sleeve and used 180g vinyl. The singles from earlier box sets turn up individually secondhand which is odd … they were sold as boxes. On the other hand, they still sell for £5 each, which is more than their original value.

I try to persuade myself these things are investments. I'm not sure. Led Zeppelin boxes were £75, and I bought the Led Zep IV box set for £40 secondhand. The shop had all of them. They said it's a guy who buys new vinyl box sets, records them to CD (this preserves the analog compression so they sound like the record, not like CD) and sells them immediately. Played once. Mad.

On the other hand, it seems in the last year secondhand prices for most box sets are well beyond the original new prices.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Rod. Enjoyed the album.

I wish I had met Fats Domino, John D. I really do. After you retired, I searched to see if you did a blog, but couldn’t find anything? You need to make sure all that social history is recorded for Canadian posterity. You too Bill M.

We have two broadcasters, John Cavanagh and Davie Scott, and I listen to anything they bro adcast.

This has been my worst year for concerts - I’ve only been to five I think. And I know that’s what it’s all about, but the Graham Nash concert was outstanding and I was lucky to see Hamish Stuart play with a host of other great entertainers. First time I had heard Pick Up the Pieces live for quite a while and Here We Go Round Again. But one of the many highlights of the show was Hamish singing Graham Lyle’s My Father’s Son. Brilliant.

I’m still enjoying the CDcollection, but have been concentrating on Anglicana and Scottish rock. I think Gallagher and Lyle are brilliant - their own work, McGuinness Flint and Slim Chance so I thought I’d buy the boxed set on Amazon. Thought I bought have to spend 100 pounds on it, but it’s costing 400 pounds. I’ll make do with what I have.

Five for Friday

Seeds Gallagher and Lyle

Paul McCartney Tug of War

Nick Lowe The Impossible Bird

Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career

Who’s Next


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Thanks John. You told the story way better.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dallas

Bill M you've already told the story; but Ronnie has told me many times that his first night in Hamilton was a disaster. "You could shoot a cannon through the room son." Dallas comes in and told him he would take care of it. Dallas spread the word and the room was packed. Every night it was packed. It's why Ronnie loved Dallas so very much.


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Posted by:

John D

I don't know the 45 Cat website; but I'll find it. Cd is pretty good. My wife came upstairs and said, "this sounds like a British 60's soundtrack." I told her that's what i have been looking for. I've got the Wild West CD. Really enjoying that. Ended up cancelling my Amazon uk order; which would have been expensive; because ITunes.ca had it. Much, much cheaper. Thanks again for all your help Peter.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Here's a link to an obit for Hamilton, Ontario C&W singer Dallas Harms. At least one of the books on Ronnie Hawkins tells how Dallas managed to pull in all his friends and his friends' friends to fill the Golden Rail tavern in Hamilton when Ronnie first came to Canada. It worked, as Ronnie's stay was extended repeatedly. Toronto was the second stop on the tour, by which time sufficient buzz had been created. Dallas's first record was a 45 done in the same studio at about the same time as Ronnie's first - and both were backed by the Hawks of the day.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The Haunted Pad … I have The Moontrekkers and Packabeats in Joe Meek collections. The Ted Taylor Four were an Oriole recording group. It is assumed they also did several Embassy cover versions under various names. The Barons were on Oriole too. Oriole was Britain’s “5th label” in size and also pressed Embassy cover versions for Woolworths. These were double A sides under fake names. Embassy weren’t allowed in the chart, but it is claimed that several would have been Top Ten hits if they had been allowed chart placings. Because of this massive weekly output for Woolworths, Oriole had their own pressing plant, which was used by other labels too when they needed more capacity. Beatles collectors seek early Beatles pressings from Oriole – which have Parlophone labels, but you can tell, because they’re thicker vinyl. In 1964, CBS bought the label (and killed it) solely to get its pressing plant.

I’ve never heard of Judd Proctor who recorded on Parlophone in 1961, but they’re on line. I’ve got singles by The Hunters and Nero & The Gladiators and obviously Bert Weedon. Fascinating.

Do you know the 45 cat website? You can trace most 45s on there, and some have audio.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Peter V this is the album I was talking about

The Haunted Pad.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Amazon MP3's & YouTube

Here in Canada we are not allowed to either download or buy mp3's; from Amazon. It's a lot like trying to watch a video on YouTube and you get the "Not available in your country."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: amazon

Sorry … afterthought. You still have the tax issue with amazon … but the same phone call gives you the tax code and number that you then use for both amazon and iTunes.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I didn't think of it, but there's amazon as well for selling MP3s. With books, uploading to amazon is easier and more intuitive than uploading to iBooks. I don't know if that carries over to music files.


Entered at Wed Oct 16 09:43:12 CEST 2019 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: iTunes

If it's like iBooks, the main hassle is filling out the customs / tax stuff if you're not American. It used to mean a phone call to the USA and being assigned a tax number, but the US tax guy was pleasant and helpful and it was done there and then. A friend couldn't be bothered as he just wanted to make it available, so just paid the US tax which is automatically deducted otherwise. There was lots of advice online from other iBooks authors. Do people use iBooks much in North America? The only sales I ever get are Kindle.


Entered at Wed Oct 16 07:51:16 CEST 2019 from (2407:7000:9b95:db00:d07e:518d:214:950e)

Posted by:

Rod

Thanks for that Peter. I'll look into iTunes. I mainly chose Spotify because I didn't expect people to pay to listen (and I haven't logged onto iTunes myself for years)


Entered at Tue Oct 15 23:33:07 CEST 2019 from (2605:8d80:5e0:795f:f8b4:1451:da5e:57ef)

Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Yes, as a matter of fact. Both going and coming.

This was Robbie's high school - in Scarborough. I think his mother must've lobbied the school board to excuse him from further scholastic endeavours when he was just 15. Many of us would have paid big money to have such an obliging mother.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Motorhead? I thought it was a music award.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Pleased to Meet Me

I know I shouldn’t care but I somehow find myself paying attention to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ballot each year and some of the names on it this year include: Pat Benatar ( a shoo-in ), Doobie Brothers ( likely a shoo-in ), Judas Priest, Motorhead and Thin Lizzy……and I kid you not – Whitney Houston!........... The Guess Who, Warren Zevon and the most egregious omission of all The Replacements not even nominated!


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Posted by:

John D

Bill did you pass R.H. King School?


Entered at Tue Oct 15 20:40:10 CEST 2019 from (2605:8d80:5e0:795f:f8b4:1451:da5e:57ef)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

Kevin J: This may sound unlikely but it's true. Our drive home yesterday involved passing Cathedral Bluffs Drive in Scarborough, then the end of Robbie's old street in Scarborough, then the end of his old street in Riverdale. It wasn't even planned that way.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Long Long Time to Get Old

Bill M…Amen indeed. I love that lyric by Ian Tyson and had never seen it before - so thank you…and a good song as well. On the subject of lyrics, I like Robbie’s shout out to the Scarborough Bluffs in “Dead-end Kid” and in addition to Kid and the two gorgeous instrumentals on Sinematic, I am really liking “Street Serenade” though there is that lyric that seems a bit unlikely where he refers to “Someone wailing on a bottleneck guitar/ Comes blasting out of a gay bar”.....Couldn't find a rhyme with Robbie Williams, I'm guessing.

Santana: Not sure this will stop you from repeating the Santana is atrocious live story, Peter.... but while I have no doubt you had the unfortunate experience of attending a bad gig where equipment and hall were mismatched, Santana has a well-earned reputation of being a superb live act. My 2nd ever concert was 1976 Santana ( my mom insisted my older sister tag along with me and my buddy Larry as we were grade 9 ! ) and it was a great show. Also, as to your speculation that drugs may have been the cause of the concert issues you experienced…..not from Carlos as the 76 show and tour stood out for Carlos having short short hair and a guru approved all white suit and it was quite well publicized that he was on a the straight and narrow during that period. Vivid memories of hearing “Samba pa ti” and “Europa” played beautifully. Also, the smell of pot for the first time……..I have seen Santana on three occasions live over three decades and the shows and sound have been excellent each time - one indoor and two outside…….Funny though, I saw the Eagles at the end of their Hotel California tour ( summer 1978 ) at the Rideau Carlton raceway in Ottawa and they were terrible. I’ve never forgiven them!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Thank you for all those memories Bill. Yes I was raised on Varcoes Road; until I left at the age of 20 to join CKFH; in Toronto. While I lived there I started working for CKLB; in Oshawa. From time to time, I drive down that road and the people who now live in the house my Father built, let me take a walk in the woods behind the house (we had 5 acres) and when my Father & Mother died they let me take a tour of the house. Very nice people. Thanks for the memories Bill.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: You were on my mind. Yesterday we drove out Highway 2 to Port Hope. In Pickering I did a double-take when the read the licence plate in front of me as CKFH-600, but then I realised it was CFKH. But no more than 10 minutes later I was following a car with the plate CKEY-422. Eerie. And of course then there was Oshawa, and Courtice (with a big street sign saying Varcoes Road). And then there was Newtonville, Where Ian and Sylvia lived when Ian wrote "Long Long Time To Get Old", with its brilliant opening verse:

Eagle flies tomorrow, mosquito biting me today
Took a bus to Toronto, Highway 2 all the way
Took a walk down Yonge Street, where good times are bought and sold
Remember this children, if the good lord's willing, live a long, long time to get old.

Amen to all of that! I took that bus for those reasons - as did you, I suspect.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Shangri La

Link to the YouTube page for Rod's album. Just listened right through and thoroughly enjoyed it, and I can see what he means about the spirit of Shangri-La. Can you get it put on iTunes, Rod?


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Posted by:

Rod Prowse

Subject: Shangri-La

I've finally got an "album" up on Spotify and YouTube music. It's called Shangri-La and it's intended to be a tribute to The Band's Shangri-la years. There are no covers but hopefully it captures the spirit of those years.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

No Bill, I did not encounter him in Vancouver I'm afraid.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Right at the start of seeing live bands at Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom, circa 1962 and 1963, they were always "dances" as with The Hawks, I'd guess. A few would-be guitarists stood at the front watching fingers on frets, but mainly you tried to find someone to dance with. I'm 50% on whether I saw The Outlaws … not sure, but I strongly remember Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Like Ronnie Hawkins' bands, these groups were training schools for later well-known musicians. We also used to get the Irish show bands coming through (which is where Van Morrison got his start as a sax player).


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V, John D: The Outlaws also had a rhythm guitarist, Ken Lundgren. He and his C&W band moved from Vancouver Island to the UK in the '50s to tour, and Ken stayed behind. He moved home in the late '60s and made a living doing voice-overs plus a bit of playing and, etc. Maybe you would have encountered him during your time in Vancouver, John?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Jan H.

Jan I sent you a private email.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dreams of The West- The Outlaws

Great sleeve design. The Outlaws included the late Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave) on bass guitar, and Bobby Graham on drums. Ritchie Blackmore was a member for some tracks. Bobby Graham (along with fellow Joe Meek graduate, Clem Cattini) then became one of the major UK session drummers, playing (according to Wiki) on 15,000 tracks. He drummed on early Kinks songs too.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Just ordered "Dreams of the West" from Amazon.UK The Joe Meek collection in MONO. Thanks for the tips Peter.


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Posted by:

John D

Just saw your post mentioning The Outlaws. Sorry I posted mine before I saw your answer. Thank you Peter for understanding what I was looking for.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Just one more Peter. A British Instrumental Beat Group called The Outlaws. Familiar? If anyone is I know it's you.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The king of British film instrumentals was John Barry, but brass and strings was his signature sound rather than guitar instrumentals. The Shadows did a couple of things, mainly the Cliff Richard films they were in, but I think they had something to do with “Thunderbirds” too. Ron Grainer (who composed Dr Who on those early BBC synthesizers) used The Eagles for some film work … that’s “THE Eagles” from Bristol UK a guitar instrumental band, not “Eagles” from the USA. “The Haunted Pad” CD cover (I didn’t know it before) is a copy of the Some People EP by The Eagles. The Outlaws were good – I have several 45s. Rhet Stoller was a classic. I think the Ted Taylor Four were a budget cover label group. The Packabeats and The Flee-Rekkers are both Joe “Telstar” Meek instrumental groups.

We’re talking about major films? Another category is “non-copyright music” and the LPs are now extremely collectible. I was in a friend’s record shop and a guy came in saying he had a box of non-copyright LPs and did he want to buy them? I was nodding furiously behind his back. These were copyright and royalty free, but very expensive to buy. Studios used to have sets of them. We used them on our audio recordings for English Language teaching. The track’s had titles like “Who’s This: a rocker in the style of The Who” or “Stone Me! A Satisfying rocker in the style of the Rolling Stones.” (And sounded as close as they legally could to Satisfaction). But none of these would be in mainstream films … only in commercial and educational stuff.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Found what I may be looking for. A British Instrumental album called "The Haunted Pad." Sound familiar to you? It's on Amazon.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: British Instrumental movie music

Strange request here Peter. Sometimes I will be watching a British film; from the 60's with "soundtrack or filler type instrumentals;" in the background; which were not hits at all. I'll call it soundtrack music. I hope this makes sense. Do you know of any British soundtracks that have 60's sounding guitar based instrumental music? I guess it would be as if The Shadows played instrumentals for a movie soundtrack. I hope this makes sense to you.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Santana

Love, Devotion & Surrender is a favourite here too. McLaughlin's earlier "Devotion" even more so. My favourite Santana album was Caravanserai. So that was 1972 to 1973. I saw them around 1976 and they had a full stadium rig in a classical concert hall and were one of the worst bands I ever saw. Ear-splitting volume bounced the sound around in a confused mess and they were stumbling about on stage. Drugs? I don't know. I'd guess so.

Funny thing, I read Wallsend's posts with my Sunday morning tea in bed and thought Christchurch? How come I missed that concert? Then I remembered that the old Christchurch town hall was demolished and they just left an entrance section by a new little mall, and it was a very small building anyway. Plus gigs in Christchurch were at the Regent cinema … then DOH! I realized it was Christchurch,. New Zealand not Christchurch, Dorset. I once looked it up and Christchurch New Zealand is supposed to be named after the Oxford College. But no one in Christchurch, Dorset thinks that. Christchurch Dorset got its name because when the priory was being built, every morning carpenters found an extraordinary amount of work had been done overnight, and that there was a mysterious carpenter working in the rafters who never appeared for food, and never collected pay. It's a better story.


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Posted by:

Peter V

This is a major news item in the UK, but may not have gone elsewhere. The spouse of an American diplomat was involved in a car crash which killed a young motorcyclist. CCTV cameras outside a US base show her travelling around 400 yards on the wrong side of the road. She left the UK on a US transport plane, not a scheduled flight in spite of promising to stay and help the police investigation. She declines to return. President Trump has refused calls for her to return, though in international law her immunity was waived when she fled the country. And it was her husband, not her, who had diplomatic status. Trump said:

TRUMP: “The woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and that can happen. You know, those are the opposite roads, that happens. I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did. So a young man was killed, the person that was driving the automobile has diplomatic immunity, we're going to speak to her very shortly and see if we can do something where they meet.

TV cameras revealed he had a note which read: “Note, as Secretary Pompeo told Foreign Secretary Raab, that the spouse of the US government employee will not return to the United Kingdom.”

So this is how you treat “your closest ally.” Everyone knows it was an accident, but it looks like at a minimum “Driving without due care and attention” ranging up to an extremely serious “causing death by dangerous driving.”

I have driven in the USA and Europe. You have to concentrate on driving on the other side, but if you’re driving a UK Right Hand drive car it will seem more natural in the UK. That’s why now I fly and rent a Left Hand Drive car rather than taking a Right Hand Drive car to Europe. Trump appears to think it’s somehow “our fault” for driving on the other side … like Japan, India, Australia and many African countries. I have sometimes had a momentary confusion in the USA, but only on empty suburban roads (like coming out of someone’s driveway) and then, because I concentrate, for never more than 20 yards. This was 400 yards on a main road.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

It was just the Santana band although I saw the Mahavishnu Orchestra about the same time. I would have loved to have seen one of those Santana/McLaughlin concerts. Maybe I like those early Santana and Mahavishnu albums even more than our guys.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: I wonder if Santana' appearance in Christchurch was part of the "Love, Devotion, Surrender" tour with John McLaughlin (sp?), which passed through Toronto that year. I saw the Toronto show and it was totally phenomenal. I think the two guitarists brought out the best in each other. Unbelievably intense.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Peter, I know you are a harsh critic of live Santana based on your own experience but I just came across this quote about the concert he did in Christchurch in 1973 which I saw. He probably says this kind of thing about every concert but anyway I found it interesting:

In an interview with The Press in May, Carlos Santana said the best gig he had ever performed in his life was in Christchurch in 1973 at the Christchurch Town Hall. "I am telling you from the centre of my core, it's the best concert I've ever done in my life," he said. ''Oh my god, it was like the sky opened up and I could see into the great beyond. There was something about that concert in Christchurch in 1973. Once in a while everything just happens with a divine flow, you don't have to try, it just happens."


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Good to hear from you, Angie.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving Weekend. I am thankful for the time we shared with PETER STONE BROWN on this site. I agree Kevin J that YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLOSE THE DOOR is so good that I keep listening to his song.

Nomadic Mike and JD...Although I posted about the Gala night opening with Once Were Brothers; I ended up seeing the Doc at a local cinema instead.

Also thankful to all the posters who dropped by recently.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Record Collector

Record Collector has a long Robbie interview this week.November issue with The Kinks ‘Arthur’ on the cover. Robbie picture above title. Very good, though nothing new for most here. Record Collector is one I have bought for twenty years, but is fast moving into mainstream stores like W.H. Smith and getting major interviews and articles.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

If anyone has a spare $8000 they may be interested in this: "Richard Manuel's typed, working manuscript of Lonesome Susie, with his 5 final handwritten changes, amending the lyrics from the song he typed to the song as recorded."


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Posted by:

Zzzz

I could see Robbie do a Cirque d'Toronto type show, haha. Seriously. I'm trying to look at his new work differently now. There's stuff he does that nobody else does. I didn't have any problems with the Guardian article too (I read it on FB and people are fighting again). The song Dead End Kid I view like the Gord song In My Fashion. Getting your long term dream to work out in a tough world. To me it doesn't take away from the others. All Band members have done great post Band work that I enjoy. Levon's Barn is great! The DFA stuff is wonderful! The Barnburners and Crowmatix were fun to see live. I also thought Robbie looked good with the Roots too. And Garth is my fav! Let's hope for more good music to come out in the future! Switching gears, Dead Man's Pop is awesome! Does anybody here outside of Mpls follow The Mats or Westerberg? Talk about snarky. I wonder if SN&Y will put out an album about Trump and include an unempeached Croz, haha. I'm rooting for Buckingham to return to Fleetwood Mac too. Oh well.


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Subject: Sinematic

I like The Shadow. Reminds me of rummaging around in my Grandfather's room and also listening to his stories. Very charming language from another time.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: P.P. Arnold

Just posted my long review of P.P. Arnold at Newbury yesterday. This is the tour supporting 'The New Adventures of P.P. Arnold' album. Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller fame leads the band. Lots from the new album, but her classics too. Undiminished power from Britain's best soul singer.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Kevin. I had been neglecting What’s New. Just played the excellent Rag Mama Rag and Robbie tracks, and reread several PSB articles.


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Posted by:

Rod

I think Sebastian mentioned somewhere that RR suffers from asthma - and that was the reason that he never toured to support his albums.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

To clarify, John....I was referring to only a handful of times over 60 years that Robbie has played live and had to carry the singing......not an easy thing to do this late in the game with no practise.

one of the great things about that Playing for Change "The Weight" video was - for me - being introduced to Marcus King. What an amazing talent. Reminds me of hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan for the first time but this guy's singing is at a whole other level of soul......do Google his "jam in a van" performance....


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: The Roots were mentioned....

I not only mentioned The Roots in my comments on Robbie's great performance of last week but also referenced his sensational performance with the same band in 2011 playing "Straight Down the Line".........as to not playing much guitar during the live performance..........folks should recognize that walking out to play live when one hasn't done anything even remotely close to it in 8 years and only a handful of times over a 60 year career.....the complete focus the other night was to nail the vocals and focus on what the band was doing......pretty damn good job, I'd say. Listen to the record, there is all kinds of spectacular guitar on display.......maybe on the 23rd in Nashville, he'll be able to just focus on guitar......but, for goodness sake, at almost 80 years of age, I think we should all just be thrilled at the output we are being treated to by RR and Band related material. Brown album, Woodstock, Once Were Brothers, etc.......an amazing period.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Backing Band

I notice no one is naming the band that backed Robbie on the Tonight Show. That is the Tonight show house band better known as "The Roots" who tour on their own. They are really hot. Disappointed that Robertson didn't actually play the guitar. Picked a few notes here and there. The guitar was used more as a prop. I did enjoy the song however. I was thinking that Robbie might be like B.B. King. I'm serious here.

BB was often quoted as saying he could not sing and play guitar at the same time. That is why all his great guitar breaks were done between verses. Just thinking out loud.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Robbie

It is a great performance. It makes me think again, it would be so great to hear a full show from RR in a live setting. Wouldn't have to be a full tour, as that is not his style; maybe a few 'select cities' ;) one-offs? The material from Sinematic and How to Become Clairvoyant would sizzle with a band like the one in the Fallon clip, along with a mix of Robbie-written Band originals that he could rethink and interpret with something more resembling his current sound, and guest vocalists could be sprinkled through here and there. As an interesting point of comparison, when Brian Wilson has done tours in recent years, the concerts are not always 'Beach Boys greatest hits' shows as much as a showcase for Beach Boys and solo songs that he himself has written, of which he is rightly proud. Perhaps a pipe dream but it would be wonderful to see Robbie spearhead something like that someday.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Let Love reign

A great Robbie performance with a very good backing band. Loved the bass playing particularly. I know he doesn't want to go out on the road, and playing in a studio, or for 5 minutes is very different from the obligatory 90 minutes … as a friend said, your shoulder gets out of practice of having a guitar strap on it … but this band is really good, and his singing's on form. The three backing singers, sax and trumpet greatly enrich it (as on those Sevilla sessions long ago).


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: What's New ?

A nod to the What's New section of this website as there are items on The Band album re-issue, Robbie's Tonight Show performance and a really nice entry on PSB that has his Band related articles and interviews all put together........Do take time to especially read/re-read his piece on the 25th anniversary of TLW.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Bill M

Well, Bill, I did swing back into Amsterdam last night - so I was high.......and tired but funny - though one never knows as Bob loves the ladies. Speaking of ladies.......I am glad that I got to experience Amsterdam's Red Light district back in the day when it still had some edge to it.......now that porn has gone mainstream and pot is as available as a bag of chips in most cities in the world, there is nothing exciting about wandering around the district anymore......Ditto for Las Vegas......It was so much more fun to visit there when the gangsters ran the town.....Even Bangkok's night entertainment sections have been turned into tourist attractions for selfie worshipers......and basement jazz clubs without smoke also feels wrong.

Something about "Dead-end Kid" keeps me pressing replay.....just loving it.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: I was just having fun with a sentence in your post, "I like that Bob particularly liked the parts on Robbie's mother."


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Posted by:

Wallsend

The Guardian article has generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments section along familiar lines. It always surprises me how people feel confident to form an opinion about people they don't know and have never met.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M: Below is what I am still seeing on my screen.....perhaps the European edition is a bit looser:

"After Dylan watched Once Were Brothers, so he could sign the release, “he called me and said, ‘My God, I started watching this, and I got completely hooked. I love this film!’” He especially liked the part where Robertson talks about his mother, whom Dylan also knew (the two musicians lunched with each other’s mothers: “I know!” Robertson says. “It doesn’t seem like we would be the type!”) Now he and Dylan “have got an idea that we might pursue together, so we’ll see what happens”.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: Someone must have edited since you read it, since my screen says nothing about Bob liking Mrs Robertson's parts. I guess they took your advice.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: The Guardian....Bob Dylan & Robbie

...and save a thought for all the unemployed editors that would likely have hit the roof after reading that Guardian article....my oh my....did that piece need some help. One sentence about RR not having talked to Bob Dylan in a long time, followed by the very next sentence of RR recounting how Dylan had called him after having watched and loved "Once Were Brothers" ! I like that Bob particularly liked the parts on Robbie's mother.

As to Bob's "Gallant Knights" comment in OWB, unless he repeated the exact phrase he used in his Ed Bradly interview of about a decade ago, that interview segment was likely taken from the 60 Minutes piece and used with Bob's permission as hie did grant Robbie and the film makers full access to his archives.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Yes, I remember the stories. Normally being shoved out a van doesn’t lead to such happiness...


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Malcolm "Molly" Duncan RIP

I knew Molly Duncan from Mogul Thrash with John Wetton. A fantastic sax player. Part of the Dundee Horns who played on The Bunch album. I also saw him guesting with Forever More at the Marquee in those days. We talked about his days working at D.C. Thompson in Dundee, drawing cartoons for Beano and Dandy. Mogul Thrash played at the University of East Anglia and slept at my place. I travelled back to London with Roger Ball and Molly. A few months later, when they played the London School of Economics, Molly did me a very great favour - Dunc will know the fictionalized version. I last saw him at John Wetton's wedding in the mid 1980s. He was an unforgettable character, and an unforgettable musician with the Average White Band. RIP, Molly. And thanks for shoving me out of the group van onto the streets of Swiss Cottage in November 1970. That's another long story …


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: ‘Molly’ Duncan

Sorry to hear of PSB’s passing. Like many posters on this site over the years, in addition to being knowledgeable, he was a good writer. It’s both these qualities, which have kept me reading the Guestbook for so many years.

Thanks, Tim. I wish I was going to Robbie’s concert.

I saw Ginger Baker’s Airforce In 1970. Three drummers on stage and I think it might have been Graham Bond playing sax.

Sadly, BBC Scotland has just announced the death of ‘Molly’ Duncan of the Average White Band. This is a big loss to Scottish music. As Solomon (Hi Solomon) posted a couple of weeks back, the White Album is world class. Five Scottish guys produced one of the great soul albums. Amazing. People like James Brown went to their concerts.

In Scotland, concerts used to break out into dances. This was reflected in the music produced by the AWB. Peter (Hi Peter) in his road manager days knew ‘Molly’ Duncan, and posted years ago about Scottish audiences dancing.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Link to Robbie Robertson article in Guardian - as mentioned by Wallsend


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Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Robbie at Nashville Last Waltz show

THE LAST WALTZ NASHVILLE Saturday, November 23 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Inaugural holiday event captures the excitement of The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert with some of music’s biggest stars and a very special appearance by music icon Robbie Robertson of The Band. FEATURING Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Nathaniel Rateliff, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Don Was, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Dave Malone, Bob Margolin, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There is a piece in the Guardian on Robbie and The Band.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: You Don't Have to Close the Door

PSB's song "You Don't Have to Close the Door" is posted at the bottom of the link on Expecting Rain today relating to a Dylan cover. Scroll down to the bottom. Well worth it. A wonderful song from the album he released in the 90's.


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Posted by:

Peter V

PSB was a wonderful writer, and there was another fine aspect. When I said something particularly misinformed or ignorant here (Yes, readers, I know you'll find that hard to believe, but it has happened) he'd send a gentle and friendly e-mail correcting the information, or giving a different view. He'd also often offer some insights, opinions or knowledge that wasn't for publication. It was always a pleasure to see his name pop in the mailbox, a well as on this Guestbook. I've often looked for his music, but I don't think it was issued in the UK. I will look further.


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Posted by:

Ari

Aw man I love PSB. The care he put into his writing has a magnetic effect on the reader.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: PSB

Very sad to learn of PSB's passing. I have had so much pleasure over the years in reading his record reviews and interviews. That notebook aside in his Rick Danko interview always stayed with me. I also learned quite a bit from many of his reviews.....Nice to see Sebastian's and Peter V's thoughts on Peter - so true. And I must add that that guy who runs the Expecting Rain website has all kinds of soul....just a beautiful tribute to PSB.


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Posted by:

Jon Gershen

Subject: PSB

He talked the talk and walked the walk. A multi-talented, one of a kind, unique spirit. Rest in peace, Peter


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Whoever made that 'Gonks Go Beat' movie must have been into some serious pharmaceuticals.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Sad to hear about PSB.


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Posted by:

Sebastian Robertson

Subject: Peter

Sad to hear of the passing of Peter. A great writer and enthusiast of The Band. He will be missed.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Dick Heckstall-Smith on saxophone and the great John McLaughlin on guitar. I saw that band at least twice. I just didn't know they were future superstars.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the link to the GBO clip. Were any of the others, e.g., the guys holding up Jack Bruce?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Ginger Baker

A friend posted this link to Graham Bond Organization in the cult pop film "Gonks Go Beat" from 1965. This is about as early as you'll see Ginger Baker.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: PSB

Thanks Dag B.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Dag B. Tributes are on his link at Expecting Rain. The sad list of the fallen on this Band website has added another great poster.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Peter Stone Brown

post by trevgibb » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:45 pm

"It's with deep sadness that I report to you all the loss of our brother in all things Dylan, Peter Stone Brown.He passed 3.28am today, Saturday October 5th after a long battle with cancer.I hope that everyone who read him or knew him will take time from their day to listen to his music or read his wonderful words ..."

(link above)


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter Stone Brown

Not sure where the news of his demise is coming from. Absolutely nothing online and nothing on his web site.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Ginger Baker

Eric Clapton still the only member of Cream to be with us.


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Posted by:

Hank Wedel

Location: Cork City

I remember, with great fondness, reading and discussing the writing of Peter Stone Brown here...

RIP PSB


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Posted by:

Peter V

Deeply sorry to hear that, Pat. No news online yet. One of the most perceptive writers on music and greatly valued here whenever he commented.


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Posted by:

Pat B

RIP PSB


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Posted by:

Zzzz

You're right Dunc. Today, I'm loving Dead End Kid, and Hardwired. Street Serenade is my favorite song with singing though, reminds me of that firefighter movie song in feel. I too think there's lots of good guitar. Today, I notice how out in front his voice is on the songs, and I wonder if it wouldn't be cooler if it was more hidden in the music... but I don't even know why I think about these things. Robbie's music as a solo artist is different from his work in the Band. It's a fine album for a lot of reasons. I haven't even opened Dead Man's Pop yet because I have been listening to Sinematic non-stop since I bought it. I hate Let Love Reigh because up here it has rained all through September and everyday now in October. I want some fucking sun.


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Posted by:

Adam

Have to say, "Walk In A Beauty Way" is literally the one song I've always been skipping. I'm not kidding... to each his own. The whole album otherwise sounds great to me. 12/13


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: This gb

"Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, has resigned as the president and from its board of directors." As far as I know as a free and open software fantast (incl. Linux) he has been forced to do this by feminist and gender activists on MIT.

What has this to do with this site, you may ask. - This site is running on Linux server - which is a part of free software movement. Mr. Hoiberg has mentioned Mr. Stallman here on this site - positively.


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Posted by:

Rod

Location: casting The Band

I'd go for the two leads from the first series of Narcos. The two DEA agents could have been doubles for Rick and Robbie. Maybe Pablo as Garth?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Nice piece of work.

John D: And Olivier probably went to his grave proud of that role. I imagine that if he cringed thinking about anything he'd done, it would have been his role as a Canada in "The 49th Parallel". Even if it was for a good cause (i.e., WWII).


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Carry On At Big Pink

Do you remember how we used to cast a Band biopic? Last night I woke up at 3 a.m. casting one … it was inspired by watching Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, I think. Anyway, the twist was casting it as a Carry On … comedy film. Carry on At Big Pink?

Anyway … I had Sid James as Levon (Australian, so different accent to the others) with an eye for the ladies. Then Jim Dale as Robbie trying to sort it all out. Bernard Bresslaw as Rick with bandaged head and arm in a sling. Charles Hawtrey would have to do Richard – he gets the bizarre parts and you can see him frying a steak on an iron. James Robertson Justice (from the Doctor in the House film series) as Garth. Kenneth Williams in his Ramblin’ Sid Rumpo ballad singer mode as Bob Dylan. I don’t think Brian Blessed ever did Carry On films, but definitely Ronnie Hawkins. Barbara Windsor? It would have to be Cathy Smith. Daft, but it kept me awake for a while.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Let's not forget Sir Laurence Olivier playing Othello. Or Yul Brynner using eye make up to play the the lead in the King and I.


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Posted by:

Bill M

What a surprising couple of days. I sit down to say hello and best wishe, to our old chum Landmark - something I should have gotten to yesterday. And what do I see but posts from our old chum Kevin J. Welcomes back!


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Posted by:

Rod

Agree Jed. Preferred it to the album version.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: RR on Fallon

Good tune,awful lyrics,great backup band,and overall nice performance. The only downside was seeing and hearing Robbie’s diminished guitar skills.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Great to see you back, Kevin. Loved the Schiphol story.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Love the Michael Jackson comment. On a Facebook debate, I listed white actors playing Othello. They blacked up till about 1990 … and most of the famous ones did it. Michael Gambon was the last major one. He has said "I'd be shot now." Since 1990, it hasn't been acceptable in major UK theatres. That does put Justin in 2001 somewhat behind the curve.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: ....one more thing

Norm....A waitress at an airport bar in Holland ( Schiphol airport is my fav airport in world by a long shot ) bent my ear recently about how disappointed she was in our guy Justin....I reassured her that all would be ok and that we really shouldn't confuse the youthful awkwardness of the privileged with racism....besides, I pointed out that 1/2 the world's youth dressed up as Michael Jackson in the mid 1980's......She thought about that for a minute and replied "yes, but Michael Jackson was white"...........anyhow, not to worry, I really can't see Canadians voting for a bleary eyed wet rag like the Sheer guy....


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I have been listening to a lot of mandolin music recently. There is a young woman called Sierra Hull who is worth checking out. This is a good video to start with: Sierra Hull 2016-10-23 Bach: Invention #6 in E Major - E Tune. On one of her videos she also demonstrates the Fender Mandocaster which looks like a cool instrument.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Robbie Robertson on The Tonight S

Landmark…..All the best getting through whatever it is that has hobbled you recently……and do stay away from those Hong Kong horses in the meantime.

Robbie and The Roots: Wow. What a performance last night! Just stunning that a guy who has not performed live in any format for over 8 years ( the last being the sensational spot on Jimmy Fallon doing “Straight Down The Line” with Robert Randolph ) is capable of just walking on and knocking it out of the park like he did. His vocals were the best I have ever heard him live. And all this at 76! Thanks to Jon L for alerting us to this. I am travelling in Europe and was excited to get up and watch it on youtube. I had rated “Let Love Rule” as one of my favs on the new album but the Roots took it to a whole other level with the horns. I have replayed the clip about 20 times already.

A few other thoughts:

* Sinematic: Agree that “Walk in Beauty Way” is the standout track…..other favs include “Wandering Souls” – a gorgeous instrumental, “Let Love Reign” – especially the funked-up Roots version”, “Dead End Kid”, “I Hear You Paint Houses” , “Praying for Rain” and “Street Serenade”. There are a few clunkers led especially by “Once Were Brothers”. Almost like trying to get personal about The Band just paralyzed him lyrically. “Shanghai Blues” is another that could have used a re-write.

* Wallsend: Made reference a while back that to not understanding why Robbie wouldn’t just do a guitar prominent album…….say what? Have you listened to Sinematic? The album could actually have been called “All Guitar – No Lyrics” There is more guitar on this album by far than on anything Robbie has done since The Hawks. If it’s guitar you are looking for…..it’s here and it’s prominent on just about every song, including two full songs of just guitar. Some wicked playing all over Sinematic.

* Thank you to Bill M and BEG for your thoughts and shout-outs a while back and very belated thank you to Mike Nomad for the same a long time earlier…….all good in life – just needed a break from routines for a while……hope everyone else no longer around but surely checking-in are all doing ok………Bob F – I miss very much reading his thoughts and that crazy, shit disturbing but occasionally brilliant Jeff are really missed.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Norm. A simpler time, when everybody in the band seemed to like and appreciate everybody else. How much longer did Randy last.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Rocketman

A somewhat belated review of the Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN (follow link) to coincide with its DVD release. I’m afraid the musicologist in me takes over and I spent too much time noting inaccuracies. Well, the promotions do say “based on a true fantasy.”


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: As good as it gets! Some History

I have been a fan of the Band..........well since before they were the Band. Y-know the old Ronnie Hawkins days and all that. I was sitting here this evening doing what I do a lot of the time to entertain myself with the music that I love.

I came to a decision. Thru, my history of music in giving credit where it is due. It is impossible to not recognise the vocal extreme talent of Rick, Richard and Levon. However in listening to one of my all time favourite performances, there is no one! who can match the vocal of Randy Meisener on his song he wrote. (The first million seller of Eagles). Take it to the Limit.

The concert in Washington in 1977. Randy hit notes that not Roy Orbison, Rick Danko, Del Shannon or any one else has ever done. It was fucking mind blowing what that boy did. I don't care if you are an Eagles fan or not. The production of that song, harmonies and all can't be matched......so there.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Zombies

Indeed, my best friends' band, Tetrad, did both Time of TheSeason and She's Not There. Lead vocal in their band was John Wetton. Later, I saw Argent on the circuit and much more recently Colin Blunstone with The Manfreds.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Peter V, were The Zombies much on your radar back in the day? I just saw them open for Brian Wilson & band at a theatre show here in NY and they blew me away. They played the full Odessey & Oracle album as well as a handful of their big hits and some new material... all excellent. They told a great story about making the album at Abbey Road Studios and being able to use recording equipment that John Lennon had had trucked in when The Beatles were out. One of those great shows where I could have left after the opening act and still felt satisfied.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Beg

Beg should be on her way to NYC for tonight.


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Pointe-Claire

I saw the same documentary on Saturday night. I believe it was on W5, if someone cares to pull it up. To help him, he kept and wrote things in a book, which he brought back with him, when he when to visit the hospital, doctor, and nurse that looked after him, 25 years later. Unfortunately for him, his father passed away and his mother has Alzheimer's, thus anything prior to his accident will be gone.

Other than that, I am at home recouping from an almost three week stay in the hospital, awaiting a date for surgery. In between resting and going to appointments, I am listening to a ton of music and betting a lot of horse racing, including Hong kong, when I can't sleep. Although I haven't jumped into all the refreshed Band hoopla at present, I have bee going through the Toppermost site, going through the postings. I know Peter, Dlew, and Rob The Organ amongst others also look at it as well as post lists and essays. I highly recommend this site for all to enjoy.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Live Robbie...

Robbie is scheduled to play on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night (Weds 10/2).


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Norm and Peter, but my favourite version of A Change Is Gonna Come is The Band’s version - a beautiful piece of music.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Hope you get on well with your teeth, Zzzz. And remember what George Harrison said when alluding to Bob Dylan’s later work - ‘Music needs time to bed in.’

Last five played

The Band Jericho really enjoy the first eight or nine tracks. And the entire album shows good musicianship.

The Band Live at the Academy of Music - Is Rag Mama Rag on this live version not similar to the posted outtake. Love this version especially the piano playing and love this album. Recent buy.

The Band Live at Woodstock - brilliant set

Robbie Robertson Sinematic really enjoying it.

John Martyn Serendipity- I had neglected it


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Subject: Sinematic

2nd pass through, out driving before the sun comes up over the Lake... and I am enjoying it much more. Love the harmonica, don't know why the bass bothered me last night, and it swings. Now that the local fog has lifted gonna need to let this soak in over the rest of the week. And now off to setup a dentist appointment...


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Location: Foggy Rainy Duluth

Subject: Sinematic

First pass through has me moved only by lucky 13: Remembrance... and 8. Wandering Souls. Then 9. Street Serenade. I'm distracted by the need to have two teeth pulled though, and all I could latch onto tonight was a bit of guitar tone hope. He's kinda got an identity with an American Indian shuffle he's trademarked but the bass throughout bugs me, and other people do industrial electronica better (The Black Angels: Snake in the Grass). I will pass 2 tomorrow but right now I'm tripping over doing the head math that says it's feeling more like Once Were Cahoots... without the desperation. Maybe some poverty of spirit needs to build. I liked what he said about fuck-it, doing what I want,... but he's not taking taking me to good lost or good crazy. I mean, I just started watching TV again after 6 years, and yesterday Black Mirrors scared the shit out of me. Oh well, good night. Try try again, aiming for the center where the red and black roads cross, hoping I can hear tomorrow what was right in front of me tonight. But I musta missed it.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Fats Domino Yet another Bear Family Box.

So I already have the 8 CD Bear Family box set of Fats. They are now offering a 13 disc plus Book. This will include the ABC-Paramount recordings. The cost is $245.70 Canadian on Amazon. But..............I feel I just have to have it. I met Fats. Got to tell him what he meant to me. A very nice man. Anyway being released in November. Always been a fan since the beginning. Oh yes one of the discs is a DVD from Fats biographer Rick Coleman


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: we all need someone we can lean on

Peter V: A nice snapshot in time. And all three possess a fair amount of MFBP DNA.

"The Weight" looms large - not just on those albums but right up to the modern era. Just last night I wandered into the living room as a documentary was being watched. It was about someone in the Maritimes who'd suffered some traumatic event (car accident maybe?) and lost virtually all memories of the past, the exception being his favourite songs. When his family visited him in hospital, he didn't remember them, or even himself, but he did sing along with the take-a-load-off chorus of "The Weight" when if came over the hospital PA.


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Posted by:

Peter V

This is already in one of my articles. A few days before Christmas 1969. Standing outside HMV in Oxford Stret, London. Just three album displays in the window: Abbey Road, The Band, and Let It Bleed. That's an astonishing set of three. The Band's best album. The Rolling Stones best album (no question of that for me). Side 2 of Abbey Road competes with best side of a Beatles LP with side 2 of the US Magical Mystery Tour LP … the singles. Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Hello Goodbye, All You Need Is Love, Baby You're A Rich Man.

All in that one window in December 1969.


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Posted by:

Peter V

You must have looked the same time as I did, John D. In the morning amazon.co.uk didn't have it. In the evening they did.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Brown Album Found It.

Release date here November 15th.


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Posted by:

Peter V

This is true of all the box sets coming out by everyone. They tend to include vinyl which ups the price and looks great … BUT these are all massively reworked in the digital domain. It then figures that the Blu-Ray or high end CD will be the ultimate version. The magic of vinyl was that in some way that a wave form went from tape to vinyl without being broken into lots of tiny bits. But once it has all become digital, putting it back on vinyl is a bit odd.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There was an article in Rolling Stone about the 50th anniversary reissue of the Brown album including the Woodstock performance. If you do a google search it should come up. It is due for release in mid November. I don't have any high expectations for the bonus tracks. First of all, they weren't a jam band and, secondly, I think they scraped the bottom of the barrel when they did the cd reissues in the early 2000s.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Woodstock

Wallsend writes, "John, I assume that the version of Woodstock being released with the Brown album is the same as the one on the recent 36 cd set of the whole festival rather than the grey market version which is available now."

Wallsend is their a new version of the Brown Album; with Woodstock tracks? I went to Amazon and I don't see one released lately. Maybe you can point me in the right direction. Thank you.


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Posted by:

Dave H

Subject: Rag Mama Rag outtake

Also, giving the drums a cut-time feel on the released version of Rag Mama Rag turned out to be a better approach than they had in the outtake. More energy to the track that way.

Still, Garth is such a master that any chance to hear him spotlighted like this is precious.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Sound

Thanx Peter. I agree with your choice, but she sure is beautiful on that stage as well.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Rag Mama Rag

Actually, I'm not over-impressed with the unreleased Rag Mama Rag. The piano intro, which must be Garth, must have been a deliberate effort to re-create a Chest Fever intro, but it doesn't really fit. It's much less raucous, and the vocal sounds tired … exhausted even. The piano running through, obviously Garth again is marvellous. But the final version got it right.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Carla Cooke

There are three versions on YouTube, two live.I've posted the track alone with orchestra because it sounded best to me, but if you want to see her singing it, check out the live versions.

A Change Is Gonna Come is one of those impossible choices, Otis Redding or Sam Cooke? I'm usually for Otis. The Band do it very well … but they don't compete with Otis or Sam.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Carla Cooke

Just had a wonderful experience. Listened to Carla Cooke, Sam Cooke's daughter sing, "A Change is Goin' Come". I doubt you will ever hear a more beautiful voice. If you have a minute Peter put it up here.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Since my musical ability is just about zero I cannot really justify spending a lot of money on a mandolin. A Pacific Rim one would suit me fine. I was looking at the Eastman MD 515 which sells for about $1400 in Australia.

If they are going to do flashy reissues to commemorate Stage Fright, Cohoots etc, I hope they also match them up with live recordings.


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Posted by:

Rod

Enjoying the new Rag Mama Rag release - even if the intro piano seems from somewhere else. Looking forward to hearing the other unreleased out takes.

Wallsend, in NZ mandolins start from about $500 (pretty cheap) and head up to $2000 for a good Pacific Rim one. I have an 1980s Washburn (Japan) that has an amazing sound and a 2000s electric Fender which is OK. Maybe worth looking at 2nd hand ones. The washburn is in need of refretting but I have guitars of the same age that still have good frets. So that maybe something to bare in mind.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I thought even the boots of the Woodstock performance sounded great so I am really looking forward to the new release. On an unrelated issue, I am just tossing up whether I should buy a mandolin. When you look at these instruments, the more expensive they get the nicer they are. It is hard to settle for a cheaper one when you have seen the really nice ones. Of course I am just talking about the bottom end of the range not the $12,000 vintage Gibsons.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The Woodstock 50th official release exceeds even the best boots, and I had three. It is unbelievable that they did not think it good enough. It is superb.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Offhand I believe there was a low frequency pirate radio outfit present at Woodstock but I doubt they had a mix feed to broadcast. A month ago, a Philly station broadcast the whole thing in real time on the 50th including the full audio from all the breaks between acts. I believe they used the recent Rhino release for the music but someone with access to the main mix must have taped the entire thing from beginning to end.

The Band's show has been floating around forever, and some recent boots sound much better than the first I heard.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

John, I assume that the version of Woodstock being released with the Brown album is the same as the one on the recent 36 cd set of the whole festival rather than the grey market version which is available now.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: The Band Woodstock Album

Just saw this mini review; which is enlightening. "It escaped me until I got the CD that this is a live broadcast not the original tapes from the concert. So we have mono sound that is muffled." So there you go. I think I'll still buy it. I had no idea that Woodstock was broadcast live in any way at all.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: The Band Woodstock Album

On sale here on it's own for $18.95 on Amazon.ca


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks

Thanks, Dag. Really good. That was the first song I ever heard from the Band, and I bought the single 49 years ago. Love the piano and Levon’s Southern drawl.

Thanks, Glenn. Really looking forward to the release. The Woodstock set is brilliant.

I’m like you Joe - all CDs, but still actively collecting. This has been a good week for me. In addition to Robbie’s album, this week I bought the remastered Tug of War, the last Lucinda Williams and last week I completed the Tom Waits studio albums. I ditched some greatest hits, which I had bought as samplers. Really enjoying the collection.

A great week for the Band, Wallsend. I took your advice and don’t buy everything. I stream new music on Prime.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

This is turning out to be a great year for Band fans. The playing for change video is close to two million views. I know this is nothing compared to what really popular videos get but it is still bringing the Band's music to a new generation. Looking forward to hearing a cleaned up version of the Woodstock performance.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Brown

Dag - Thanks for that, it’s great. I’m not normally one for re issues but given this is likely my favorite record of ever I suppose I should come off the dime. Can’t wait!


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Rag Mama Rag (Alternate Version)

From the 50th anniversary set.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: The Band 50th

I am glad to see that the two CD version has all the music that the super deluxe version has. Having paired down to just listening to CDs, I have no need for the vinyl, although the blue ray would have been nice. joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Brown 50th

Thanks, Glenn. No sign of it on amazon.co.uk (yet). I've had a lot of hassle ordering from the USA. Either they don't make a customs declaration and it gets sent back to America (Rhino don't seem to know there are other countries in the world), or they do put a declaration then it gets stopped at customs and we have to pay tax (OK) but plus a £25 clearance fee from the courier company.

I thought they'd put the Woodstock set out.

I ordered the complete Abbey Road 50th from amazon, and it said "delivered on day of release" which is today. Even though I have PRIME it hasn't even been dispatched yet … just tracked it.

The moral is SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: The Brown album

That info was copied from the listing for the super deluxe vinyl version and includes the booklet. The listing for the 2CD version doesn't mention the booklet, but includes the original album plus the thirteen bonus tracks and the Woodstock live tracks.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: The Brown Album 50th release info

From The Band Official Store site: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s sophomore album, The Band a limited edition Super Deluxe version will be released on November 15th, 2019. The Super Deluxe package features a new stereo mix of the album by Bob Clearmountain from the original analog masters. The package also features the previously unreleased complete “Live At Woodstock” performance from 1969,Classic Albums: The Band documentary, and thirteen bonus tracks. Bonus tracks include six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions. The exclusive book features a new essay by Anthony DeCurtis and classic photos by Elliott Landy. The new stereo mix is also cut at 45RPM and available on 180-Gram 2LP alongside a reproduction of The Band’s 1969 7-inch vinyl single for "Rag Mama Rag" (b/w “The Unfaithful Servant”). Lastly, there is a 5.1 surround mix and 96/24 high res audio on Blu-Ray.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Playing for Change

Thanks for that Peter. The first one you put up was Roger Ridley (now deceased). He was one of the main inspirations for Mark Johnson's concept when he was actually on the sidewalk playing for change. That motivated the playing for change (changing the world with music).

Some of the videos have children with wonderful voices participating from the music schools Mark and his people have created. It is what motivated me to join the movement quite awhile back. That new Dock of the Bay video I can't stop playing.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Freebird!

Peter V: There's nothing wrong with revisiting your greatest hits.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Wrong One

Sorry wrong one. That was the 2011. They have redone it. Link to the new one.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Dock of The Bay

Thanks, Norm. Hadn't seen it. It's linked now. One of the earliest Playing For Change recordings. 79 MILLION YouTube views!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest a whole lot west of Saskatoon

Subject: Playing for Change

I'm wondering if any of yuz has seen the newest cover of "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay"? 50th anniversary of Otis song.

Pretty much all black folks doing this work. Just the most awesome work all around including Otis sons I guess. One young lady in California on a dock singing with the water behind her. She is so beautiful it hurts!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Downton Abbey film

While I spare you my many theatre reviews, there is sometimes interest from here on the film ones. Link to my review of Downton Abbey.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Solomon. I’ve been playing a lot of John Martyn and came across this again. Looking forward to the biography of Levon, Wallsend. In his dealings with John Martyn, Levon comes across as generous. From Chicago 1992.

‘Martyn makes a couple of rare appearances this weekend in Chicago. That’s how he wound up recording last week with ex-Band drummer Levon Helm, another long time fan, in Studio Five of the Chicago Recording Co. on the Near North Side.

It was one of those moments: Helm and Martyn covered the Utah Phillips balled Rock, Salt and Nails, the only non-Martyn composition for an upcoming album. Martyn stood and sang soulful scats with his eyes closed. Helm sat on a stool across from Martyn, and rocked back and forth, tapping his foot and delivering a Delta drawl between long drags from a cigarette.

Originally a temperate ballad, Rock, Salt and Nails was spiced up with a snarly Memphis groove that featured Helm on drums. Producer Jim Tullio smiled: he knew he had a moment. The most remarkable thing about Rock, Salt and Nails is how Martyn’s and Helm’s totally distinct voices tie the song together. Martyn’s gliding slur takes on the ethereal tone of another instrument.

“I’ve never sung a word in my life,” Martyn said in a midnight conversation with Helm after the session. “I’ve always looked at lyric as a gate to the vocals. It wasn’t until the last five years that someone even told me I should enunciate better.” Peering out from under his trademark baseball cap, Helm laughed and said, “You never saw a lyric you couldn’t stretch, right?” Martyn responded, “That’s exactly it. It’s all music. Harmony and music is more interesting to me than lyric.

Marty met Helm in 1969 through bass player Harvey Brooks. Martyn and his former wife had travelled to Woodstock, N.Y., because they were influenced by the Band’s breakthrough Music From The Big Pink album. Last week Helm flew out from his home in Woodstock to spend two days recording with Martyn at the Chicago Recording Co. Besides Rock, Salt and Nails, Helm appears on a Martyn vocal trade off tune called Just Now.

Helm said, “I grew up in Arkansas right on the river, so the way John voices music really hits home with me. It reminds me of all my heroes, It sounds like John Martyn, but at the same time I hear everybody from Muddy Waters to, Otis Redding. I can even hear Bill Monroe in there.”

Martyn, who listened to Chess Records imports as a 14 year old, returned the compliment. “I loved Levon’s drumming, singing and his playing,” he said. “Also, he was the first one to ever show me a watermelon. I had never seen a watermelon, before. Me and my young wife were very innocent. Levon was the first piece of American truth I had seen walk through the door. He was friendly sweet and decent.” Dave Hoekstra Chicago Sun-Times 17 December 1992


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Robert Hunter

Wow. Sorry to hear about Robert Hunter. Great songwriter. Master of creating a timeless feel with only a few lines. So many of his songs feel like they should be a sepia-toned Ken Burns film. And lest you think Jerry's passing left him high and dry, check out the albums Headed For The Hills and Patchwork River by and co-written with Jim Lauderdale. (Yes I've mentioned these before. There is a third one but I can't think of it right now.) The former contains some songs that are classic Hunter, including Sandy Ford (Barbara Lee), Trashcan Tomcat and the title song. The latter ain't bad, neither. Both are in the satchel and we'll give them a spin today.

And speaking of Dead connections and Ken Burns, the last installment of Ken's Country Music series about the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Will the Circle Be Unbroken had a few glimpses of the late great fiddler Vassar Clemens who figures prominently in the one-off Hillbilly Jazz album (with David Bromberg, among others) and of course, Old and In the Way with Garcia. Having already been familiar with most of the old guard present and with the Dirt Band, at the time I did not think of it (Circle) as quite the watershed moment it was presented as in the film. All depends on your POV, I suppose...


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Posted by:

Rod

Sort of enjoying Sinematic but it is growing on me. These days I do find his song structures - especially the 8 line verses - a bit predictable. I wish he'd used a few more guest vocalists to break things up a bit.Still listening on Spotify. Will buy it when I see it in the shops.


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Posted by:

Dave H

Robert Hunter was a great songwriter with, of course, many Band connections. He often acknowledged the influence of the first two Band albums on the Grateful Dead's "Americana" phase of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. His lyrics to the Grateful Dead song "Might As Well" celebrated the 1970 Festival Express train tour of Canada that the Band and Dead both participated in. And he and Jerry Garcia are the only songwriters whose songs were recorded by three members of the Band: Levon covered "Tennessee Jed," Rick covered "Ripple," and Garth covered "Dark Star."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Robert Hunter

There is a fountain that was not made by hands of man .

Come see Uncle John’s Band ...

Wonderful lyrics that stick with me forever. RIP


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Laura Satterfield

She's on most tracks on "Music From The Native Americans" and other bits by Robbie. My favourite track on Sinematic.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Robert Hunter-RIP

One of the great writers of our time. His lyrics will live on in song forever.


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Posted by:

Crazy Chester

Location: Texas

"The Playing for Change video has well over a million views already (although admittedly quite a number of those are mine). I am not a big fan of Robbie's solo work. Seeing him play guitar on The Weight makes me wish he would do more guitar oriented material but I guess he just doesn't want to" Agreed.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

"Acclaimed Biographer Sandra Tooze goes backstage with The Band

Levon Helm: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond

In a tour de force encore to her biography of blues legend Muddy Waters, Sandra Tooze returns with the first in-depth biography of legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm of The Band fame.

Featuring hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with the major figures from Helm's life, including friends, family, fellow musicians and stars, Levon Helm: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond is an objective, balanced portrayal of The Band like it's never been seen before."


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Posted by:

Dunc

Sorry, ‘Satterfield’. New name to me.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

The war is the feud. I also think the use of North and South related to Robbie and Levon, Canada and USA and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.

I also think Van Morrison’s contribution is very good - at his best.

Laura Setterfield is great too on the brilliant ‘Walk In Beauty Way’ when dueting with Robbie. Robbie is gracious in giving her the lead. Robbie’s guitar is hauntingly beautiful on this track. I have never heard of her.

Great album.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: mud or blood, war or waltz

OK, Robbie talks about losing their way "after the war / waltz" ; but that's along with …we lost our connection, after the encore, curtains coming down, the band played dixie. If it is "war" then that's simply Robbie's word for the "feud." The end of the Vietnam war makes absolutely no sense in the context in spite of the one line "North and South" which you might stretch to Vietnam, but surely refers to Canada / USA or Robbie and Levon or The confederates versus the union.

The song is about The Band for a movie about the Band. Any tale about Vietnam is, sorry, total bullshit, even if the songwriter said it. Maybe he listened back and thought, that was a bit too clear and decided to see how gullible interviewers are.He found out they were.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

I made a trip into Glasgow to Fopp to buy Sinematic today. I have played it twice. It is brilliant and the album’s name reflects the songs brilliantly.

The songs’ stories are cinematic, and interesting layers of sound rise and fall throughout the songs. Instruments interact with each other, and interact with voices brilliantly. In addition, there are really interesting interjections of musical phrases of voices and instruments, with some really interesting tones and sounds. This all comes together seamlessly.

I enjoy Howie B’s programming, the album is beautifully produced and the sound quality is outstanding. It must have taken ages to make.

It is now over 49 years since I bought my first Band record. It was innovative, and Robbie remains innovative to this day, even after all those years.

They have been playing it in Fopp, and the staff on the desk both remarked on how much they liked Robbie’s singing.

Five star review from me. Brilliant.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronna

Wallsend: Interesting about the upcoming Levon biography. The author, Sandra Tooze - who used to be a Torontonian and maybe still is - wrote what was I believe the first Muddy Waters biography what seems like ages ago. It did okay at first, but was soon eclipsed by another Muddy biography, which is now what you see on bookstore shelves here.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

If you check out the Pryor Centre for Arkansas Oral and Visual History website they have some interesting stuff including stuff on Levon's family background.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Seemingly there is a new book coming out on Levon by Sandra Tooze: Levon Helm: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond Hardcover – June 2, 2020


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/the heartland/flyover country

Subject: Praying for Rain

Consider the lyrics of this song, perhaps my favorite on Sinematic, in relation to the powerful stand and message delivered by Greta Thunberg at the United Nations.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Peter, without going back and listening to it again, I'm pretty sure that Robbie specifically references Vietnam as the war in the lyrics. I know this interview covers a lot of familiar territory but I thought it was a pretty good one, a little different from most.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: 2019 Americana Music Award Winners

Instrumentalist of the Year – Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)

Emerging Act of the Year – The War and Treaty

Song of the Year – “Summer’s End,” John Prine, (by Pat McLaughlin and John Prine)

Duo/Group of the Year – “I’m With Her”

Artist of the Year- Brandi Carlile

Album of the Year – The Tree of Forgiveness – John Prine

Lifetime President’s Award – Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting – Elvis Costello

Lifetime Legacy of Americana Award – Rhiannon Giddens & Frank Johnson

Lifetime Achievement for Performance – Delbert McClinton

Lifetime Trailblazer Award- Maria Muldaur

Lifetime Inspiration Award – Mavis Staples

Thanks Dunc - I added the Classic Scottish Albums by Davy Scott Podcast. AWB and John Martyn really are world class.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Me too. Though not quite as much as Dunc. ;)


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Ray. Really looking forward to hearing the album.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Ray. Really looking forward to hearing the album.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Once Were Brothers

I can’t see why “war” would refer to Vietnam – four Canadians, and Levon had escaped the draft years earlier. I’m pretty sure the first time it’s “after the Waltz” and possibly enigma (Waltz / war) on the repeat was deliberate … Robbie once railed against printing lyrics and pointed out the joys of trying to puzzle them out. After the (Last) Waltz makes perfect sense.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Ray, meant to say, thanks for the nice review of Sinematic.

To your Best of 2019 seventh-decade list you should add Mavis Staples’ TWO new releases this year (though she’s now turned 80!)... and, I’m hoping, the new Van Morrison next month as well.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I don't think Robbie 'won' the 'feud'. Whenever his name is mentioned online heaps of trolls post hate about him. The whole thing has just dragged The Band and their music through the mud. It would have been better if Levon had sued rather than made the allegations in a book.


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/the heartland/flyover country

Subject: Sinematic

The more I listen to Sinematic, the more I am impressed and moved by the album as a whole. "Praying For Rain." Robbie Robertson is rejuvenated on this record. It forms a strong companion piece to Redboy, which is my favorite of his solo records.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

Peter V: Disappointing to see those lines. A) They're not very good. B) They're not at all helpful to his 'cause'. Robbie's already won, and his lead will increase for as long as he stays above ground and keeps his nose clean.

At a mini-conference last week, in a board room that coincidentally overlooked the part of King Street that hosted the film festival that OWB opened, I was chatting with the 25-year-old next to me. She was really into music, she said, but drew a blank when I mentioned the Band, Levon Helm, and Robbie Robertson. But the lights went on when I mentioned the "Take a load off Fanny" song. Therefore, my advice to Robbie, if he wants to be remembered when today's 25-year-olds rule the world, is to re-record "The Weight" and other big Band songs, doing all the lead vocals himself, of course. After all, radio is now more likely to play Robbie's solo version of "Must Be Christmas Must Be Tonight" that the superlative and superior original version with Rick singing lead (AND playing tear-inducing bass).


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/the heartland/flyover country

Subject: Bruce "King" Steen

Not that he checks in here, but I'm sure I'm not alone in richly enjoying the glorious career of Bruce Springsteen, seventy years young today.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

On a related note, when I first watched the Playing for Change video, it included a dedication to the guys in the Band. When I watched it later it had gone. I thought I must have just imagined this but I see in the comments section somebody else mentions this. There is still the dedication in the text below the video but the one that was in the actual video has been removed for some reason.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I would have thought to have a 'feud' you would need to have two people that want to fight. I got the impression Robbie was never all that interested in pursing this. I guess now that he is getting older he is becoming more reflective as we all are.


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Posted by:

Stan L

Location: Toronto

Subject: OWB

Peter, I heard an interview with RR in which he said that the war in question was the Vietnam war i.e. 1975.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Once Were Brothers

Bits of lyric …

We lost our connection after the Waltz …

We lost our way after the Waltz (or is now "war")?

We already had love, between the north and south

Then we heard all the lies, coming out of your mouth …

Is Robbie still maintaining he never heard about the "feud"?


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Posted by:

Peter V

I was away for a couple of days, but got Sinematic in Exeter's HMV, a wonderful store. They had CD and vinyl and I bought both, figuring (correctly) that the LP set would come with the paintings at full 12" size but I would want to put the songs on my iTunes Playlists right away without recording the LP and I'd want the CD in the car. The cover sticker notes Once Were Brothers from the film by "Robbie Robertson and The Band."

Will Walk in Beauty Way is with Laura Satterfield and Jim Wilson (with Pino Palladino on bass, as on most of the album). It takes me right back to Music From The Native Americans. The duet with Laura Satterfield works SO well … I'm almost thinking back to Peter Gabriel duetting with Kate Bush. Heshould have had her on every track for me.

Note that Jim Keltner drums on Once were Brothers and rememberance. The latter has Derek Trucks on slide guitar and Doyle Bramhall II on guitar too. And yes to Bill M, Felicity Williams sings backing vocal on most.

My delay in not listening in the car is because we ae totally locked into the new Margaret Atwood, The testaments, on audio book in the car.


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/the heartland/flyover country

Subject: Sinematic

I hadn't expected Robbie to do another album after Clairvoyant because he's not been prolific in the studio since the late 1970s. Thirteen years separated Redboy and Clairvoyant. So, finding out that I was wrong was a pleasant surprise.

When listening to the new record I put Testimony out of my mind, along with The Irishman, Once Were Brothers, and other projects and controversies and contexts. My goal was to hear it simply as music. On that basis, Sinematic has been enjoyable.

The record is more consistent than its predecessor, which didn't strike me as a unified work along the lines of Storyville and Redboy. On most of the songs here, Robbie is the sole guitarist, but he continues to keep his profile low in that respect. Creating a distinctive, sinuous sound that acts as an umbrella for the compositions is the goal. The production is the star here, but the lyrics appeal to me more and more as I listen--often witty, breathing new life into what would otherwise sound like cliches.

At this point, the individual songs that stand out for me are "Hardwired," "Street Serenade," and "Praying for Rain." "Shanghai Blues" and "The Shadow" do some nice cultural-historical work. The least memorable, for me, is "Once Were Brothers," mainly because it doesn't feel like it fits in with the rest of the album.

With Sinematic and Springsteen's "Western Stars," I can call 2019 a terrific year for music by artists who continue to make a positive difference in their seventh decades.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

The link is to Nova Scotia-based guitarist-singer Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) talking about playing on Robbie' Robertson's new album. Seems likely that he came to Robbie's attention by way of his effective cover of "Christmas Must Be Tonight". The latter's on YouTube, credited to Bahamas. I take it that the little bits of high background voice are by his musical partner Felicity Williams, who must be on "Sinematic".


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Posted by:

Wallsend

The Playing for Change video has well over a million views already (although admittedly quite a number of those are mine). I am not a big fan of Robbie's solo work. Seeing him play guitar on The Weight makes me wish he would do more guitar oriented material but I guess he just doesn't want to. I see the next Dylan bootleg will feature the Johnny Cash sessions and out takes from John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. Should be great.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

I think Robbie’s solo albums are innovative and very good. Really looking forward to the new release.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Marcus King Band

One more note. Marcus King, the boy who sings the first verse of "The Weight" on that new video. Well I was impressed with him so I looked him up.

Well shit! If you haven't heard this boy and his band, listen to his song "Side Door". He has obviously absorbed a lot of BB King into that 335 of his. BB would sit up and take notice. His singing and his band are incredible. I expect we'll hear a lot more of this boy.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: John Donabe

John, not to take anything away from Sebastian Robertson. You should, (if you haven't) read about Mark Johnson who was the leading founder of "Playing For Change".

His concept of changing the world through bringing people together from all over the world with music. The equipment he uses and what he does with the money was what motivated me to join the Playing for change movement a few years ago.

One of my all time favourites is Guantanamera. The playing and singing is amazing. 75 Cuban people all over the world joining in. A violin orchestra of young ladies. People in the streets, one young guy with a brake drum off a car and a piece of steel for percussion. The sound Mark creates and the rythmn of that song are perfect.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Sinematic

Rolling Stone has posted its review. 3 and 1/2 stars.


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Posted by:

Ethan

Subject: Sinematic

Ray : Just had my first listen and it sounds as bad as all his other solo albums. I can count maybe six songs Robbie has done over the years that I like and this album hasn't changed that opinion.

I do love the playing for change version of The Weight!


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Posted by:

Wallsend

It is interesting to see how many of the reviews of OWB are located in a discourse based on Levon's allegations. I guess this is not surprising since they are written by people who only have a superficial understanding of the topic.


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Posted by:

Ray Mizumura

Location: Lawrence, Kansas/the heartland/flyover country

Subject: Sinematic

Hi everyone--

I have a copy of Sinematic and am through with my first hearing.

In the next day or so, I'll send some commentary.

Peace, everyone.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Here's a link to a local newspaper (non) review of "Once Were Brothers". Three out of four stars, though there's precious little to show that the writer actually saw the film. But we saw that here too, though from the one-star crowd. Anyway, the actual newspaper version says the film opened today at a regular theatre downtown - appropriately, the Cineplex at Yonge and Dundas, the throbbing heart of the Hawks' old stomping grounds.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

OK, I’ll bite. What is the story there?


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Posted by:

Pat B

Blew the first meeting? You are being kind.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Comments

I always take the time to look at the comments on these videos. In such a short time I don't recall ever seeing so many comments and so positive adds to the good job that is done.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Garth Brooks

Didn't he try to get the 90s Band signed to his management and promoted? It was said Levon and Rick blew the first meeting.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

If you search on Youtube for 'The Weight (A Thank You)' there is another really cool version of this song.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Amazing Contrast

Hi Bill. Thanks for the nod. Your comment is food for thought.

I have just spent a while laying back in my chair at my desk listening to this work of art that Sebastian has engineered. I'm sure all would agree. It needs to be listened to many times because there is so much to grasp.

For example, Lukas Nelson, Willie's boy sings his verse so beautifully but the few licks he puts in place sound like they came from his father's hands. There is many examples here to give. These people are so wonderful.

What Mark Johnson has accomplished since he walked along a street in Santa Monica and heard Roger Ridley playing for change on that street has become the greatest movement this world has seen.

What I mean by "contrast" is, we watch on the news these CRAZY FUCKED UP POLITICIANS! Trying to blow each other up from a maniac president of the USA, to a murderous idiot in Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is so hard to make sense of this planet now.

When you lay back and listen and watch these people with this music and how we should get along.........how do you figure it out?


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: The Weight/Playing For Change

Wow, sounds GREAT!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Playing For Change

Once again we see the incredible talent of Sebastian Robertson in producing this piece. I have enjoyed the Playing For Change recordings; but I think this is the best since Stand By Me. If you can't have Levon then Ringo is your man. What a magnificent drummer he has always been.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Islands

Bill, FWIW I’d say the album’s cover artist was certainly thinking the latter.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: Thanks for checking in. Your mention of the Aleutians got me thinking of the OQ's final LP. I wonder if whoever came up with the title was/were thinking of chunks of land separated by water or human beings who've grown apart.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Jacques Levy

Left out of the Rolling Thunder review film and the Album Desire. An article; on how his son tried to find out why.


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Posted by:

Norm J.

Location: Pacific Northwest "Some where south of the Aluetian Islands"

Subject: Playing For Change

I guess I should have realized most everyone would have heard the best Playing For Change recording yet. Great lineup with Larkin Poe and Willie's boy plus some of my favourites.

I don't know if every one has looked at what the "Playing For Change" folks do with the money from this work.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the other R.E.M.

JQ: I like that tag, "Republican Elevator Music".


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Burns doc and Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks seems a nice guy and good entertainer and it’ll be interesting when they get to him and the following chronology. I’d mark his era as the beginning of the end and the onset of what has become banal rock and roll, with a fiddle added, and beloved as republican elevator music. Americana took over as the place for quality musicianship and great writing, to this day. I wonder if the Burns’ crowd will see it that way.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Burns Country

Have caught bits and pieces, Lisa. Think I will wait until in gets into the streaming realm so I can control the binge dosage, but what I've seen has been top notch. It will be interesting when they get to the period when Chet Atkins ruled in Nashville, and similarly Garth Brooks, who I see is a commentator. Did they save Country Music or pervert it? Right now I am getting my B&W docu fix by catching up on the Roosevelt series, usually dozing off watching after Mrs. lee has turned in and having to copiously rewind the next night. That Peter Coyote narration is just too, too soothing sometimes!

On a personal note, pleased to say that over a year after my recovery my lost fingernails have finally grown back enough to risk playing some guitar. Re-strung the Strat with as light as I can stand and have been noodling, unplugged on the couch. Not up to the acoustic yet. But it's progress.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: The Weight

Thanks BEG, I really enjoyed that. Joe


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 9:53AM ET
Rolling Stone
PATRICK DOYLE

Robbie Robertson Plays ‘The Weight’ With Ringo Starr and Musicians Across Five Continents The epic Playing for Change video was the result two years of work across ten countries


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Country Music Doc

Hi Lisa - I’m really enjoying it too. I know a bit about this and it’s great to see it all this way, particularly the footage I’ve never seen before. Nothing explains the present like a good history lesson.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Joe F: Thanks for the heads-up.

Lisa: I saw a bit of it, the focus on Jimmy Rodgers and the Carters. Ralph Peer certainly came out well.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Van the Man

New Van out on October 25th: Three Chords & the Truth. Dark Night of the Soul is streaming now. Joe


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Posted by:

Lisa

Is anybody watching Ken Burns's Country Music series? It's really good!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: FIVE for Sunday

Woman, Nancy Sinatra

The Best of Spooky Tooth

Spooky Two- Spooky Tooth

1968 - Jon Savage compilation

Plastic Fantastic People- Jimmy Ciff


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Garth

Great to see Garth visiting Willie Nelson in Poughkeepsie NY; on the net.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Recents:

Orville Peck - Pony

Fleetwood Mac - 1968 (debut, I think)

Ry Cooder - The UFO Has Landed

Moondog - 1969

Rosalie Sorrels - No Closing Chord


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Podcasts

Interesting, Solomon. I’ll check them out.

For the first time ever I’ve been using a Podcast on BBC iPlayer Sounds, entitled Classic Scottish Albums by Davy Scott, an expert on Scottish music who is always interesting to listen to. The podcasts confirm to me that as a small nation, Scotland punches above its weight in musical terms. I listen to the podcast, then I play the album a few times. The albums I’ve listened to relatively recently are:

The Average White Band - White Album

Stealers Wheel -Stealers Wheel

The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops

John Martyn - Solid Air

Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch

I’ve learnt several new things about the albums, for example, how desperate Quentin Tarantino was to get Stuck In The Middle In Reservoir Dogs.

These are brilliant albums.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Podcast

Just wondering if anyone has a favourite Podcast? Thanks for the link Wallsend! I have a great app called Podcast Addict and download them all to my phone.

10 good Podcasts

Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

Love That Album

Sodajerker

Thanks For Given A Damn with Otis Gibbs

WTF with Marc Maron

Sound Opinions

The Naked American Songbook

Vinyl Snob

Rock's Backpages

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There is also an interview with Rick on the Sipthewine blog site that I don't recall seeing before.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There is a podcast on the Famous Lost Words website including an old interview with Rick and Levon from the 1980s and also a short interview with Robbie. Nothing especially new but still quite interesting.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Rock's Back Pages

AUDIO: The Band's Robbie Robertson (1991)

Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages Audio, Fall 1991

Nice picture of Levon and Robbie from way back.


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Posted by:

Dan

Subject: Grant

In my office listening the Music From Big Pink and this remixed/remastered version of Yazoo Street Scandal has some incredible Garth organ that I never heard before. May not be The Beatles with 100 Greatest and a Sirius Station, but this music makes me the happiest, and there is almost always something new to appreciate. Time just to enjoy the music.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Grant

Grant - not a crank; you seem to care deeply about The Band guys and their music. That’s a good thing! I think it hurts all of us to think their special comraderie and incredible music didn’t last much longer, and that friendships frayed. We’ve got the music. Let that lift our spirits! The personal stuff; that’s really only theirs to reckon with.


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Posted by:

Grant

Location: The South

Oh forget what I said, Im just an old crank. It’s always good to see the Band celebrated.


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Posted by:

Grant

I suppose I’m being harsh. I love The Band and I love Robbie, telling The Bands story through him is interesting and he should absolutely have the right to tell his story, Levon did, so why not. I just think there has yet to be a level headed portrait of the Band that treats the other members as something more than sketches.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Wallsend

Wallsend - Thank you for the kind, gracious way you respond to others. That approach is so thoughtful and much appreciated. It helps to promote peace, and I thank you for that.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Grant, it is hard for those of us who have not seen it to form an opinion but what we know is that it is based on Robbie's book so it is telling the story from his perspective. According to what I have read, Roher is a big fan of The Band even though he is young. I don't know how much Dylan could add because his work with the Band was only one, relatively short, aspect of his long career. Also, in his interviews at least, he is not very communicative. I am not sure what you mean about Robbie being opportunistic, he seems to have built his career on hard work.


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Posted by:

Test

Subject: jh

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Posted by:

Grant

Subject: OWB

It seems to me that the doc is struggling to find its voice and its desire to appease Robbie makes him an unreliable narrator when telling the Bands story (which is what I think a lot of folks are expecting.) I don’t get the sense the director knows the Band very well, he seems as opportunistic as RR. At the end of the day my feeling is that the only person who could accurately give us true insight into their story is Dylan. Haven’t seen any positive reviews either except for Bill M. We’ll have to wait and see.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: the Dylan clip was pretty recent, and my guess is that it was done just for the movie. One of the articles from the previous articles noted that Dylan was reluctant to appear but relented.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

According to what I read, OWB is getting world wide distribution next year. In the same interview that I quoted from, Roher said that Dylan did not want to do an interview for the movie but gave him access to his archives. Bill, was the Dylan interview a recent one? He also said they interviewed Garth but chose not to use it. I am guessing that was a polite way of saying it was unusable. Instead, he said, they decided to let Garth's music do the talking. No doubt the overwhelming majority of the available evidence supports Robbie's interpretation of events, but I think Roher was just saying that this thing we call 'truth' is subjective a la Rashomon. I am amazed that all this music has lasted as well as it has. When I was listening to it as a kid, I could not imagine I would still be talking about it fifty years later.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Wallsend, Al Kooper's 1968 RS review of MFBP called it the best album of 1968, "an event", a set of music that most musicians will work their lives away and never touch.


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Posted by:

Pat B

There are plenty of ways to test for accuracy in documentaries. Contemporary primary material is certainly the most important. Back in the good old days when the fued would erupt here, I'd always encourage folks to find out for themselves by consulting Jan's vast on site archives. You still can.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Besides Toronto, where else has OWB played. Is it online? Hopefully everyone here will have a chance to see it. I really liked Dylan talking about his appreciation for the Hawks' strength in sticking with him on the '65-'66 tour. This would have gone well with the second verse of the alternate take of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - which is clearly Dylan's coachly pep talk to his deflated (and maybe even insecure) team. Unfortunately, director Roher chose to go with the unenlightening first verse about feeding the cat.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I guess we will have to hold our judgement on OWB until we have had a chance to see it but, based on the article in The Star that Jan posted on the What's New page, Daniel Roher seems to have been sensitive to the issues he was dealing with:

Since the film is mainly Robbie Robertson’s account of the Band, and he’s just one-fifth of the group, how much can we rely on it for accuracy?

The Band had five guys with five different memories and five different perceptions of what happened. This is Robbie’s truth. Do I verify it as much as I can with the people who where there? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, everyone has a different perception of what happened. No one was standing behind these guys taking notes. Nobody thought Music From Big Pink would be talked about and listened to and celebrated 50 years later. They were just five young men, my age, trying to do the best that they could in extraordinary circumstances.


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Posted by:

Clint

Subject: The "documentary"

Once again, Robbie has shown that he was the leader of The Band - in size of ego! I think he's deeply insecure.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Bill M The Hawk On Red Carpet


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Garth wasn't there. Don't know about Hawkins. Robbie wasn't even there for all of it, because he would have had to nip across the street with Scorsese for the special showing of the TLW movie that followed the premiere showing (which was, confusingly, before the gala showing (and across the street).


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Posted by:

John Donabie

Subject: Bill M

Bill I know the Hawk was invited to the opening of Robbie's movie. Was Garth there?


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Podcast

Thanks Wallsend,

I enjoyed the podcast. Joe


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks, Peter. It’s decent coverage on the BBC website. ‘Roots-rock, The Band’. There’s a handle -the need to categorise. Looking forward to seeing the film and Robbie’s new album.

Playing Creedence at Woodstock just now.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Just choked over my morning coffee. There was a holiday supplement in the Sunday newspaper, and I was flicking through and saw an ad "Come and see Ontario's lakes and beavers." (In British English that's about OK)


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Toronto, TIFF, Robbie et al

Cabbagetown Girl (aka Angie) must be in heaven.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Once Were Brothers

There's a lengthy piece on the BBC News website. They say it will have an international release. Not their words, but they compare it to Searching for Sugar Man, and suggest that it won't have the same cross-generational appeal, and also that OWB assumes some prior knowledge of The Band, which the Rodriguez documentary didn't.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

There is an interesting podcast review of OWB on the Pantheon Podcasts website.


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Posted by:

Jules

Subject: Once Were Brothers

It's a shame all the reviews seem to be negative about the documentary.

My connection to Robbie and Van ? I used to paint houses and clean windows.

I'm still looking forward to it!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Mike N: Thanks. I'd thought it was probably Grand Bend, but I've never been there so left it to others to confirm. I have been to other beaches on Lake Huron, especially Sauble, and the ribbon of darker water farther out always seems way higher than the beach, as if it's suspended. I haven't had that sense elsewhere.

By the way, toronto's mayor, John Tory, gave Robbie a key to the city prior to the screening of OWB on Sept 5. A photo of the two of them ran in the Toronto Star next day. Oddly, the only time I've Tory was years ago just after the AMH CD set came out. It was at a government-relations reception in late fall, and five of us were making small talk. Four of us admitted that we' dropped hints at home that a copy of AMH would make a welcome Christmas gift. The fifth, John Tory, seemed the odd man out, but I'm sure that's no longer the case.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I have been somewhat bereft since my Myrad CD player expired 3 months ago, and have been making do with a Pioneer DVD player in the hi fi system. Today I got an Arcam CD / SACD player to replace it. Test discs after set up, were as usual, Weather Report Birdland, gold remaster SBM version, which David P would have wanted to know. That shows the range from Jaco’s Incredible bass to Joe Zawinul’s keyboard. Then The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down from the gold remaster CD of The Band to check its naturalness of sound. It passed on both.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Lisa, I think the photo was first posted on the Robbie Fan Group page on Facebook. There is also an early track featuring Richard there. On the Levon Fan Group page people were posting nasty comments about Once Were Brothers. First the administrators closed the comments section and it all seems to have been taken down now.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Yola

One more for you Peter V. - This singer has one on the latest MOJO disc. Sounds good to me; do you know her stuff? From Bristol I believe.


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Posted by:

Dominic Cummings

PV - This character has made the news here, for the first time, broadly at least. The parallels between youse and us in this regard are really astonishing. Our Rasputin is a hybrid of Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Grand Bend

If you were around in the sixties in the Golden Horseshoe area; then Grand Bend was the place to go for a Saturday night dance.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Photo

For the benefit of those inside the Toronto bubble, the beach has a name: Grand Bend.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Joe F: yes it did come out, big time. It seems that every showing was followed by a 'Play For Change' version - far flung musicians anchored by Ringo S on drums and Robbie on guitar. A great display of the greatness and timeandplacelessness of the song - but also reminds you the NOBODY can touch the original. As for the reviews, my sense is that many were written be people who would have written the same word before and after seeing it, or even if they hadn't seen it at all. Just another chance to pick at a scab.

Lisa: Looks like it'd be a beach on Lake Huron.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Pat, that is an amazing photograph! Where on earth did it come from? And thanks, Peter - I wondered about the blouse thing too. Weird.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

A great photo from 1961


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Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Big girl’s blouse

It’s an odd expression, apparently dating from a sitcom. To me, it’s a sports commentator 30 or more years ago criticizing a player who was reluctant to make a hard tackle. It has a tinge of homophobia. The blouse is big, not the girl. I’m sure I have never used it and it would be years since I last heard it. Boris using it is like hearing an expensively educated man calling you ‘mate’ in the vain hope that it makes him sound like a man of the people. It never does.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Thanks Lisa and BEG for the links. Seems like Robbie is in a happy place which is cool. I read the reviews too and thought they were mostly crap although I have to say I am not a big fan of 'talking heads' music documentaries. It is good that Robbie is keeping the Band memory alive. Peter, it seems you are having some interesting times politically over your way. I am learning a lot. I was not familiar with the expression 'a big girl's blouse' and did not know it was a term of abuse. Having spent most of my career teaching Japanese history, I have always found it interesting that in Japan they got rid of most of the aristocracy but in Britain they never did. Johnson and his associates seem like people from a different century. Not the twentieth, maybe the eighteenth.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Once Were Brothers

Of course, I haven't seen the movie yet, but enjoy and respect Bill M's comments. Some of the reviews were rather depressing, at least for me. One line in particular from a review (not the movie) irked me; that is: "The Band only did some tinkering here and there with Robertson’s genius."

I am not sure that I could think that the great music The Band created would be nearly as powerful without all five of these marvelous musicians. I know the line that I quoted was referring to song writing, but that is not really my point.

The music created by The Band needed everyone to contribute what they did, that was what made it great.

I hope that came out in the movie. Joe


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Posted by:

Bill M

JQ: there was lots of new footage of talking heads talking Robbie talking, and the very impressive Dominique talking. (Hawkins too - insightful at times, funny as he'll at others.) Oh yes, Dylan too - very briefly but instructively. If you're looking for concert footage, much was new to me but I expect that it's all available elsewhere. There were snippets from a longer tape from when the very young Robbie and Levon appeared at a jam outside Toronto, but bits from the same tape appeared in "Yonge Street Rock & Roll Stories" a few years ago.

no name: John Simon did appear as a talking head. He wasn't especially insightful. Maybe better stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. Or maybe not.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Subject: CBC "Q" interview

This interview ran yesterday on Tom Power's program. Although much of it is familiar territory, I thought it was a pretty good interview, a bit different from most.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: oooops. : )

Boz, not Box Scaggs


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Friday 5

Yes, thanks BEG for that background article on Once Were Brothers; interesting reading. And Dunc, glad you're enjoying Macca's back catalog; I have been playing some of his older albums: Red Rose, Flaming Pie, Back to the Egg, Ram.

Recent 5: Box Scaggs: My Time Anthology, Van Morrison & Joey DeFransesco: Driving Me Crazy, Norah Jones: Begin Again, Sheryl Crow: Be Myself, Bruce Springsteen: Darkness on Edge of Town.

Have a great weekend everybody!


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: BEG's Exclaim interview (posted 8/31)

I finally had a chance to read the interview with coproducer Andrew Munger that BEG posted, which details Robbie's involvement with the Once Were Brothers film process. It's interesting reading for sure. This paragraph in particular is catching my eye:

"[Director Daniel Roher] pores over the outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's landmark film Don't Look Back, and other footage of Dylan, Robbie and the other members of what would become the Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson). Pennebaker's rare footage includes scenes of Dylan, Robbie, Levon and others backstage, in hotel rooms jamming, and other intimate settings. It's priceless and much of it has never been seen by the public."


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Amazon price

Looking forward to Robbie’s new release.

The price on Amazon will hit sales. I’ll go into Glasgow to Fopp to buy it because there is now no CD shop in my home town.

Amazon makes buying CDs easy and, more importantly, possible here. The price is out of proportion when compared to other CDs. Thirteen pounds would be fine.

Went CD collecting today into Glasgow and bought the remastered Wings Greatest. I’m really enjoying collecting the remastered McCartneys. Beautiful remastering.

Thanks BEG for links. I was going to post about the report that Garth was in poor health, but you got there before me.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: new Robbie

Thanks, so it is just some weird thing on amazon.co.uk. Will buy it at HMV when it comes out!


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Five (or six) recently played

1. NRBQ - At Yankee Stadium (my favorite from that band)

2. The Youngbloods - Greatest Hits.

3. Jerry Garcia Band - Electric on the Eel (disc 3)

4. Muddy Waters et al. - Fathers and Sons (with bonus live cuts)

5. Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real - Turn Off The News (some nice songs on this one)

6. The Eagles - Joe's (me) Playlist.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Pricing

Robbie's new one is priced by Amazon, US at $9.99 for cd, $26.25 for LP and $42.95 for deluxe version (no description provided). Joe


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Posted by:

Dag

Location: Norway

Subject: Pricing...

£11.99 from bobdylanisis com, £16.99 from badlands co uk


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Pricing? WTF?

Just went to amazon to order Sinematic … £21.08 for a single CD, £24.98 vinyl. This is DOUBLE the price of recent releases, e.g. Springsteen. So I scrolled down and How To Be Clairvoyant … from amazon stock, not re-sellers … is £22.73. Again, over double the normal new CD price on amazon.

What's he doing? No one else as far as I can see has brought the CD price up to vinyl price. This week's new releases from Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Status Quo, Chrissie Hynde are around £10. OK, they might sell a lot … so looking down to Martin Simpson, who is more cult folk rather than a huge seller, and we add £2 to make it £11.99.

Is Robbie doing the same in the USA and Canada? I'm definitely not price sensitive with The Band, but I stopped and didn't order assuming there's some error. Also a degree of why would he think his album worth double the opposition?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Bruce & The Band

From the web:

Levon Helm and his All Stars visited Springsteen’s “hometown” bar, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, on August 22nd, 1987. The Boss was pretty much on hiatus from the road that year, so he often sat in when his musical friends would rock The Pony. As it was that night when Bruce emerged towards the end of the show. The crowd went nuts as Springsteen shared lead vocals on Up On Cripple Creek with Levon. Then, Bruce, Helm and the All Stars lit into a rollicking take on Little Richard’s Lucille. You could tell the two were getting off on the experience by the knowing glances they exchanged in a fan-shot video that thankfully emerged of the sit-in.

Unfortunately the video which used to be online is no longer available.

And The Band covered Atlantic City.

Bruce also did a Tribute version of The Weight in 2012.


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Posted by:

No Name

Mr. Robertson has a very high opinion of himself to say the least. I get that he wrote the greatest number of songs and that it was mostly his direction through his song writing that made The Band who they were, but listening to him talk about himself is nauseating. I can see Van and Clapton in this as both were there, and in particular Clapton was a big fan. Not sure what Springsteen’s connection was to the 60’s and 70’s Band, as there was none that I’ve ever heard. Wouldn’t a contribution from John Simon be appropriate, obviously not as splashy as-having Springsteen, but hearing from someone who was actually there for The Bands greatest work would make more sense. All in all this is Robbies version of what it was back in the day and there’s nothing new as far as his recollection of his being exhausted from having to pick up the pieces because of his band mates drug problems.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Five songs for Friday:

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

The Stones I Throw- Amy Helm

Violet Eyes – Levon Helm

Ventura – Lucinda Williams & Charles Llyod

Sapelo – Larry Jon Wilson


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Once We’re Brothers

Bill M - Did did you see much new footage? That’s a few reviews out already and they seem mixed so far.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Just emerged from the premiere of "Once Were Brothers". Excellent - so much better than I'd expected. A couple of odd choices of talking heads, but that's my only complaint, really, aside from the thought that Garth (who did get a nod at the end) should have gotten a more vigorous nod.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Once Were Brothers

YouTube audio. Enjoy.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Just went on to iTunes. LET LOVE REIGN from Robbie's new one is available as is I HEAR YOU PAINT HOUSES but no availability on Once We Were Brothers


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Once Were Brothers

Thanks BEG! Great song; it's a theme Robbie has covered before with This Is Where I Get Off but well done here all the same. Looking forward to the album.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson Chronicles the End of the Band in Bittersweet New Song 'Once Were Brothers'

Jordan Runtagh
September 05, 2019
people.com

“When the light goes out and you can’t go on
You miss your brothers, but now they’re gone

Robertson sings on the track, which features appearances by Nairobi native J.S. Ondara and singer/songwriter Citizen Cope. The chorus is a bittersweet farewell to his fallen bandmates and the bond they all shared.

“Once were brothers, brothers no more
We lost our connection after the war
There’ll be no revival, there’ll be no encore
Once were brothers, brothers no more.”

“There is war and conflict involved,” Robertson, 76, says of the deeply personal song. “Writing it hurt inside sometimes, but those experiences can be rewarding in the emotional outcome. It hurt but I loved it.”


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Posted by:

Peter V

I'd say that with Garth, you'd let him direct the conversation and wait for the gems to fall. I can't see a direct question approach working. It'd be a case of hang out for a few days, and listen, don't interrogate. However, while that might work with a book or article, with a film crew standing there and a budget you need to expect a usable clip in three or four takes. If you've ever been interviewed with a camera in front of your nose, it is incredibly stressful because of the expectation of an articulate soundbite fast.


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Posted by:

Bill M

It was pretty obvious in the TLW movie that Garth is uncomfortable with rock and roll interviews. I've found him to be quite capable of everyday conversation about this and that, including music. Maybe producer Roher neglected rule #1 - if you wish to communicate with someone, speak in their language.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: When We Were Brothers

Thank you Peter and BEG.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"I didn't realize this was going to be so emotional": Robbie Robertson reacts to a new documentary about his legendary rock group The Band

Robbie Robertson documentary opens TIFF in a 'golden age' for rock docs

Once Were Brothers is a part of a boom in rock docs. But do stars wield too much power over these stories?

Deana Sumanac-Johnson
CBC News Video
Sep 05, 2019

In the Exclaim article I posted below the only mention of Garth was that he was in poor health. :-(


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Once We Were Brothers

In the article in UNCUT, OCTOBER 2019, p57 they describe trying to interview Garth and said it didn't work out. Roher travelled to Woodstock's Kingston Diner for "a midnight rendezvous.".

DANIEL ROHER: "Garth didn't arrive until nearly 2.30. He is getting older and that was apparent. But what I never really understood until I met him is that Garth communicates with the world through his music. We weren't able to put Garth as he is now in the film. It is challenging to have a conversation with him. But he has a professorial presence that I was humbled by. It was quite awesome to be with him."


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Once We Were Brothers

Maybe I missed it, but in all of the articles, I didn't see if Garth was being interviewed. Anybody know? Joe


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Posted by:

Si

We're making plans for Nigel.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Boris Trump

PV - WTF is going on over there? It’s seems, perhaps, that optimism is in order? Is there no real choice for the voters between Boris and Corbyn? In any event maybe this global rightward pitch is getting back into some balance. Here too, hopefully.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Last Waltz Tribute Tour

New Last Waltz Tribute Tour announced on Rolling Stone (online). Endorsed by Robbie.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Girl who can't say no

It does come from Oklahoma. One of the greatest clips from Fawlty Towers too.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Chris Hayes

He’s a young (30’s) MSNBC commentator and brilliant reporter. He just tweeted - “Best thing you can hear your 7 year old daughter say: Alexa play The Weight by The Band”. Quite a few appreciative tweets have followed.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: "Oklahoma" is Americana, but what it calls to my mind is Polly singing "I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No" on the Gourmet Night episode of "Fawlty Towers". (I'm not even sure the song comes from "Oklahoma".)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Oklahoma!

A link to my review of Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre. I don't usually link theatre, but it's music and it's Americana in a way!


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: "Who hates The Band?" / Bill M

Thanks Bill M, you got me going! - I am a keen contributor in Scandinavian Linux and political sites. I post with another handle, not as NWC. I am a Band coward, you see. I work on this issue: "Who hates The Band?"


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Posted by:

Rod

Ah yes, T Rex. One of the first albums I ever bought was Tanx - mainly because it was only $2.99. Just tracked it down on Spotify. Still entertaining.


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