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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

The Band Guestbook, July 2014


Entered at Thu Jul 31 23:05:16 CEST 2014 from (70.53.44.212)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

LINKED: Murray Mclauchlan for Bonk - loved that story!

BEG's link on Ronnie Hawkins.........Perhaps not quite as inspired as Wayne Clarkson's description of the rock n roll debauchery he witnessed back in 1978 but Ronnie's comparison of Yoko's voice to that of "de-nutting" of a hog does kind of stick with you - yes?


Entered at Thu Jul 31 21:57:19 CEST 2014 from (173.3.48.224)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Accordion story

See the link


Entered at Thu Jul 31 18:44:32 CEST 2014 from (85.255.44.134)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

"Put the weight on it: Hurley bridge could be named for Levon Helm"


Entered at Thu Jul 31 15:06:09 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

A Legend in the Making


Entered at Thu Jul 31 15:05:07 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Hawk with Rick Mercer


Entered at Thu Jul 31 08:33:54 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I've got Great Drives somewhere (I hope). I've had several VHS culls, and music always escaped them, but I can't find my copy. I hope it didn't inadvertently go in a skip with movies I'd replaced on DVD.


Entered at Thu Jul 31 05:01:50 CEST 2014 from (68.171.246.136)

Posted by:

Bill M

Hmm - fornicatorium or bridge? Let's split the difference and go with strip poker.


Entered at Thu Jul 31 03:43:10 CEST 2014 from (24.108.1.255)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Great Drives.

Wallsend. Good video. Someone's already posted it here I believe.


Entered at Thu Jul 31 03:22:52 CEST 2014 from (24.108.1.255)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: Saltspring Island/Cabbagetown

Subject: Kevin J

Kevin. I remember that Holy Grail with Murray and Levon. I think in one part of it they made Levon get in some kind of boat for a tune. Like you I would love to see it again. In the early 70's Murray lived above a 'fix it yourself' garage on Parliament Street just above Queen Street in Cabbagetown and my kid brother used to go up and jam with him over many beers. One time I went with him and I remember the smell from the downstairs garage was brutal. 30 years later Murray was here on Saltspring doing a gig at the Fulford Hall and I waited until a break in sets and came up behind him and said "long way from Queen and Parliament eh Murray" He spun around and said fuck, do you remember the odor in that place?


Entered at Thu Jul 31 00:58:59 CEST 2014 from (184.66.164.212)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Message in a Bottle

A toast to this discussion (only the good bottles, if you please). To your health! Shakespeare maybe had it right when he commented "Much Ado About Nothing". Let it flow.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 23:46:51 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Not much of a party, then

It had struck me that Dom Perignon would not be stocked in large quantities. Two bottles would hardly sustain three days. You'd be likely to suffer from thirst in fact. Still, I had thought Robbie might have been more of a connoisseur of champagne. Something more economical but more interesting.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 23:42:20 CEST 2014 from (58.104.19.183)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Subject: Dom Perignon

Peter, not to worry. I have found another website that reports that, on the night in question, the hotel only had two bottles in stock so that the phrase 'entire stash' is somewhat misleading. According to the same site, when director Wayne Clarlson arrived to investigate, he found Robbie sitting quietly with friends playing bridge so it seems the whole story has been blown out of proportion.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 22:40:18 CEST 2014 from (58.104.19.183)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Speaking of videos, has anybody seen or got the Great Drives documentary that Levon narrated?


Entered at Wed Jul 30 22:30:18 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Thanks. BEG

Appreciate Richard's drumming and,uh,dancing! Interesting clip.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 22:16:32 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto
Web: My link

Another Canuckistani capable of filling a boudoir on a moments notice, and without the added attraction of Dom Perignon, is Leonard Cohen. Until I saw the linked article in the paper the other day, I had no idea that the standing-but-soon-to-be-demolished Club Matador is referred to in Cohen's "Closing Time". Whatever, I certainly hope that Yonge and Dundas will be noted by the project discussed for its place in "Life Is A Carnival".


Entered at Wed Jul 30 22:06:05 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Review in UNCUT #208 (September 2014) of The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 3” They gave it 8/10.

“ There’s nothing new or revolutionary here; just a bunch of simpatico musicians lovingly mining the motherlode of American music with Helm’s warm soulful presence providing the glue. Glorious.”

(Nigel Williamson)

I don’t think it was worth mentioning that Levon oversaw the artwork though (OK, yellow letters on a black background) as “artwork” hardly applies.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 20:41:22 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kevin J...Right now I'm reading Don Felder's story. I want to read all about the diamonds and rust in his story. It would be a one-sided story if he only wrote about the good old days with the Eagles....

I was happy to find that link of Richard because he was playing drums.....and he was performing with other musicians....some I really like......and because of the time he passed.....not as many links to be found. Yes it was....cheesy? Yes, he should have had better opportunities....Yes, yes...I still like to watch him as he's the only Band member I"ve never seen in person...Although I've never hid the fact that I'm drawn to certain Band members more than others; I've posted on all of them.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 19:50:15 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dom Perignon

The Dom disappointed me deeply in fact. It's the brand that everyone in the World knows is very expensive, and is the sort of thing merchant bankers in red braces (US suspenders) order in very loud voices when they get their disgustingly inflated bonuses. I would have hoped for some lesser known but quality "boutique" champagne house. Still, if you're drinking it from someone's shoe or navel or whatever, I don't suppose it matters.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 19:30:39 CEST 2014 from (70.53.44.212)

Posted by:

Kevin J

A few things…..

* Very funny Bill M…………as an aside to Peter….Wayne Clarkson actually uses words like that so I would think more him rather than the writer Brian Johnson….by the way the film critic Brian D. Johnson has a contribution to this site with an interview/profile on Garth some years back.

* Walk of Fame: If this is true that The Band will be so honoured then I will be pleased. Some years back, Carol Caffin had been asking for support to help Rick be honoured……others were pushing for Garth ( Robbie is already on the Walk of Fame )……I had argued that that the group should be honoured and that all five members of The Band should have their faces on display…..anyhow, I wrote to the Walk of Fame Board explaining all this……..Long overdue……….For Fred…..Jacques Villeneuve is in – deservedly as Indy Car Champ, Indy 500 winner and F1 World Champion – but Gilles should also be there. I’ll keep writing.

* BEG: The Holy Grail for me in terms of video finds? Two……..1. Murray McLauchlin’s “Floating Over Canada” tv special ( late 80's ) with Levon doing “Acadian Driftwood” – as far as I know, this has never been put up on YouTube……also, an early-mid 80’s doc on Ronnie Hawkins called “The Hawk” featured some quite good material on The Band as far as I remember.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 16:48:23 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jed....not Richard's finest performance but Richard is on drums. I was still very happy to find this one a long time ago because as I've said before, it's not easy to find as much material on Richard as with other Band members.

"This video was created in 1986 by a group of professional video makers, who believed that they could create a video for a fantastic song from the past. Songs that were released and were big hits, BEFORE videos were ever conceived. These videos were aired on TV back in 1986, on a show called DEJA VIEW, hosted by John Sebastian. Never at anytime, was this song, or video, used to make money, sold, or transferred for profit by me." I have posted this video, out of love for the music and respect for all the people involved.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 15:21:12 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Robbie on the job ...

Kevin J: I can't help but think of Wayne Clarkson as Basil Fawlty showing up at the Piltdown Ponce's door in the "Psychiatrists" episode. Except that there was no Mrs Robertson and the girl was still on view, along with several others. "Ah, this calls for champagne!"

Obviously it wasn't going to be more Dom Perignon, but no doubt other brands were still available.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 15:09:39 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rockers In Recovery Radio/Video- Robbie Robertson and John Willard


Entered at Wed Jul 30 14:59:45 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Roy Orbison - The Making of King of Hearts - ABC In Concert Clip

"ABC In Concert clip on The Making of Roy Orbison's King of Hearts Album has interviews with Jeff Lynne, Clarence Clemons, ROBBIE ROBERTSON, Don Was, kd lang and Barbara Orbison. I had to cut out a video of Heartbreak Radio because it was blocked worldwide due to copyright issues."


Entered at Wed Jul 30 14:55:54 CEST 2014 from (65.93.101.159)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Pam: I just entered The Band chat room. (6:02pm MET, 64.179.221.66)

Pam: "Hello Everyone. I am a producer with Canada's Walk of Fame and this October we are inducting The Band. I am trying to get in touch with Rick and Richard's families as we would like to ask for photographs and video to use on the broadcast. Does anyone know who I might get in touch wtih the families? Thanks! (6:04pm MET, 64.179.221.66)"


Entered at Wed Jul 30 12:41:34 CEST 2014 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Peter V: Love hotels still do exist in Japan.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 08:34:48 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Fornicatorium

I had thought this an inspired invention by the writer. It’s not in the Shorter Oxford. Websters has fornicatory, giving the example ‘fornicatory literature’ which is a posh word for porn, but not fornicatorium. My spell checker defninitely dislikes it. But there are on-line references. There is a place called The Fornicatorium in Toronto, someone has built a fornicatorium over their garage with a water bed, and a fish hatchery in Edmonton is a “fish fornicatorium.” All this suggests it might have been invented in Canada, and it may be inspired by all those hotels in Viagra Falls, sorry, Niagara Falls, advertising heart-shaped beds and mirrored ceilings. I recall my kids asking why anyone would want a mirror on the ceiling. I pointed out that you didn’t have to get out of bed to shave or apply make-up.

It is not a house of ill-repute, but a room set aside and decorated for fornication. Do they still have “love hotels” in Japan? I was told they were used by married couples living at home with parents who wanted space and privacy for R&R.

Hmm. Might be a good Realtor / Estate Agent word to describe houses: “Master fornicatorium w. radiator, two power points, built in closet.”

I had been rather shocked at the idea of ordering all the champagne in a large hotel. But this was gross exaggeration. It was only all the Dom Perignon according to the article.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 02:13:38 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Richard on Drums

Would love to see a video compilation of Richard on drums.


Entered at Wed Jul 30 01:07:11 CEST 2014 from (67.84.78.132)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Rick Roberts has a new band, named Winter Rose. They debut Aug 15th in Golden, Colorado...


Entered at Wed Jul 30 00:45:57 CEST 2014 from (24.114.94.26)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Fornicatorium !

......and my good pal Bill M will never doubt me again! The Park Plaza hotel was quite a place in its day.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 23:58:35 CEST 2014 from (58.104.5.224)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

The link is to a brief reference to Robbie at the Toronto film festival including a word I have never seen before. I was impressed by the Japanese translation of the words to The Weight in the documentary just posted. Translating poems or song lyrics from one language to another is really difficult.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 23:02:04 CEST 2014 from (82.132.213.233)

Posted by:

Lee G

Kevin J sounds like a wonderful experience you had that night. And Brown Eyed Girl always loved Gram Parsons


Entered at Tue Jul 29 22:53:07 CEST 2014 from (82.132.213.233)

Posted by:

Lee G

Dennis, I have wonderful memories of our time together. God bless you, man. If I can get my arse back to Woodstock I'll take you and family out for a meal. Would be great to see you.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 22:29:13 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stevie Wonder

I've been remiss … link to my Stevie Wonder piece on Toppermost. Please comment there rather than here.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 22:20:27 CEST 2014 from (70.53.44.212)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Half Man Half Biscuit

Thanks to Rick J Leach & Rob Morgan for a recent profile at the Toppermost site - LINKED - on an 80's English band that I had never heard of before.........with lines like "and a goalkeeper with no arms and face like his" and an album titled "Achtung Bono"......what's not to love?


Entered at Tue Jul 29 20:00:00 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Yes, apparently, American Decca could choose to ship 100,000 juke box discs (but probably divided shipping according to regional tastes). But with big releases yes, 100,000.

Another little point that Simon Napier-Bell makes it that neither Atlantic nor Tamla-Motown have a representative number of silver or gold discs, because they declined to let the awarding body see their sales figures.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 19:58:25 CEST 2014 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

sadavid: Thanks for your efforts to provide translations. So much of it approaches haiku in feeling if not length. Not only that, but your middle line, "Aloof. Profound. Rigor and chaos. Mystery. Fate" could have come from the pompous promo for "Cahoots" that was playfully (I'm sure) tacked on at the end of the CD reissue.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 19:54:27 CEST 2014 from (70.53.44.212)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Thank you to Bill and Fred for those Links…..and Bill M – yes….happiness and sadness combined in seeing such joy on the faces and then realizing how soon a number of the people on stage would be gone………….Hawkins sure was a band leader was he not? and, and , and I just love seeing Michelle Phillips dance!

Jukebox Sales: Simon Napier-Bell’s discussion of record companies back in the day controlling Jukebox’s is something I had never really thought about…….unlike shipping large quantities to record stores where the albums or singles may or may not have been sold – the Jukebox shipments were automatic straight sales………For an Elvis or Beatles, 200,000 units moved in a day might have been expected but for some of the less flashy artists, imagine arriving to the office to see a print-out that 100,000 singles had been sold in a day…..or maybe such print-outs were never distributed! What about the nickels or quarters that were dropped in hundreds and thousands of times each week across NA to actually play those plastic pieces of magic.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 19:48:13 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Band in Tokyo

Agree, John. It's so much a VHS copy than you can actually see the white tape lines streaking at the bottom … it's off a tape showing signs of wear. It's unwatchable full screen on a big Mac but it is acceptable at a smaller screen size. Take it down to iPad size.

So it is a bootleg. The sound however is very good, I thought. It was always a well-filmed concert … I bought a VHS tape in Japan when it came out. I would think they filmed it on something like U-Matic in the first place … and that always had great sound if fed properly.

I think of it as "well, I was worried the tape was printing through. At least this should last a bit longer." So I see it as someone having done the transfer for me. I haven't tried it but I doubt it's any worse than the VHS tape was, they might even have enhanced it a bit. I haven;t tried running the VHS to compare. We tend to forget what VHS was like … even U-Matic. I've had U-Matic masters professionally transferred to digital, and you can see they're not up to what a modest camera can do now. But of course no one had HD 50" or 60" TV screens in the era when it was released, and the base signal just isn't up to that. A U-Matic master might look better, but I reckon it would be pretty marginal and still look soft. A lot of fuzziness is due to poor lighting … for example in Cripple Creek. Levon looks pretty good when the camera is close in from his left where the light was, but pretty fuzzy when they switch to the camera from the right. Whenever they go to the wide shot, it's dreadful.


Entered at Tue Jul 29 18:58:30 CEST 2014 from (99.244.8.134)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: THE BAND LIVE IN TOKYO DVD

Subject THE BAND LIVE IN TOKYO DVD

Comments:

The good news. The DVD was delivered right on time. The bad news.......where do I start? The Band toured all over the world that year; including The Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver. I own that copy on VHS. It was very good quality for VHS at the time. This concert is done in Tokyo; from the same period.

The music is 5 stars. That's why I bought the CD some time back. This DVD is less than bootleg quality and I have seen better boots. It's both fuzzy and blurred. Especially a full shot of the players. It comes alive from time to time on close ups. I'm guessing this was taken from a VHS copy and burned to DVD. I don't know. I am so disappointed.

If your a completist like me than you may want it. My son is coming over Saturday and I'm going to have to warn him.

Sorry. I really wanted to love this. Couldn't they have found Master Video Tapes for this?

So I will close my eyes and listen to the great sound track. It is 5.1 and 16x9. That's the good part.

Watching Richard play the drums almost makes it worth it.


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: well said

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Fred! Fabulous stuff (so far) - thanks!

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: synchronicity

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

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


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

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

Subject: Song to Soul Episode 33 The Weight

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dolly

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: CSNY / Dolly / Record sales

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

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

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

Comments welcome! .


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: CSNY 74

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


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: Stephen Fearing

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Motel California

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: CSNY 1974

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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


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

Posted by:

Fred

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Legends, Icons & Rebels reaches number 1

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

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Dennis

Location: West Saugerties

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

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

Glad to hear of you again.


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Portrait in Rock...Garth


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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

LINKED: a rock n roll "Angel From Montgomery"


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Dylan's voice

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie Lane and the Disciples

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Richard Manuel Discography On Video


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: LG

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

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


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Dylan in Sweden

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

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

Thanks for not showing this post to JT.


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Oooops!

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

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

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

Just for the gb historians!


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Northwestern coast

Subject: jh / DJ

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

LG

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


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

Posted by:

LG

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: Carter Baron CD

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


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

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

While we´re at it:

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

jh: Congratulations to the justifiably proud papa!

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


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

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Tumbling Dice

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

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

:-0)


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

Posted by:

Al Edge

Web: My link

Subject: Richard

Just reflecting on kev's posts.

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


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

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Kevin-Richard

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

I always thought it said more about The Hawk.


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Nice to see Mick agreeing with me.


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

Fred

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Carmen/Woodstock Hotel

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


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

Posted by:

Life's Good

Subject: Brown Eyed Girl

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


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

Posted by:

LIfes Good

Subject: Northern Lights....

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


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

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: max R&B

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

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: sadavid's link

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: Keith Moon and Rock Drumming

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Hotel In Woodstock

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Stir It Up

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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


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Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Holly Williams

For those not acquainted.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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

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

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


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Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: No More Cane - A verse apiece

Cheers Si.

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

:-0)


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Ricky and Bob Marley!


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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

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


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Posted by:

Bill M

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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

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


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Posted by:

LG

Subject: Hollywood Bowl 1970

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


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

Posted by:

LG

Subject: Garth

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


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

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Garth

Now THERE would be an interesting book, doncha think?


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Posted by:

LG

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

Put out an official one and stop the cash ins,


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

Posted by:

LG

Subject: The Pencils

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


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Posted by:

LG

Subject: Brown Eyed Girl

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


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Low Countries

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

Hello old friends...

A question from a Dutch pensionado...

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Dylan and ghosts in 1966

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


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

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dyal and Witley Court

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

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

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



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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Never the last Last Waltz
by Noel Murray

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

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

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

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


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Roger

Location: Birmingham UK
Web: My link

Subject: Witley Court nr Birmingham

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

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


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Posted by:

Rod

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


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

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

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


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

Posted by:

bBill M

Subject: When Gobbler met Muff ...

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

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

Jersey Girl: So good to see you posting!

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


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

Posted by:

Simon

Web: My link

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Answers

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MARK SELIGER photo of Robbie Robertson

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

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

:-D


Entered at Sat Jul 19 16:49:06 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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


Entered at Sat Jul 19 16:45:34 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Jersey Girl!!!!!!

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


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

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: Aint No More Cane

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

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


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Whiskey Howl

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


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: JDWIII

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


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Posted by:

LG

Subject: RIP Johnny Winter

Loved the sounds you made 08/99 Bethel, NY


Entered at Sat Jul 19 01:22:09 CEST 2014 from (82.132.230.244)

Posted by:

LG

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 23:52:28 CEST 2014 from (58.104.4.247)

Posted by:

Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 22:06:20 CEST 2014 from (67.85.102.246)

Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Web: My link

Subject: Hotel Dylan

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


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Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: RR / She's Not Mine

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 17:40:16 CEST 2014 from (64.229.246.103)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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


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Posted by:

Peter V

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 11:19:39 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Bad Shows

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

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 05:53:04 CEST 2014 from (111.64.198.101)

Posted by:

Kerrin

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

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 04:19:36 CEST 2014 from (24.108.1.255)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Bad Shows

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 02:01:02 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


Entered at Fri Jul 18 00:42:32 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Hall & Oates

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


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

Posted by:

Pete

Subject: Midnight Ramble 3

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Photos © John Gellman. All rights reserved.

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

DIANA - "These are great photos of Bob.

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band 1973...Marty Wolf

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


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

Posted by:

Al Edge

Subject: For Goodness Sake...

...Kev's got the Blueberry Shakes

Made me howl that Kev

Ta

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

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

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

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 17:43:21 CEST 2014 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: l'il dumpling

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: Enigma

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: "Play Some Guitar"

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

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


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: John Dawson Winter

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: The Band

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: RIP Johnny Winter

Johnny is the boss man . . . .


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

Posted by:

Ian W

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie McIntosh etc

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

http://bluesclubband.com/

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 12:12:57 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Bleeding Noses

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 06:15:24 CEST 2014 from (58.104.16.171)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 03:00:54 CEST 2014 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Tom Jones concert

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 02:48:14 CEST 2014 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Tom Jones review

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


Entered at Thu Jul 17 01:36:06 CEST 2014 from (80.3.71.216)

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Kerrin

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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


Entered at Wed Jul 16 11:33:34 CEST 2014 from (100.33.95.254)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Ari-Apes

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


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

Posted by:

Ari

Web: My link

Subject: Planet of The Apes

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


Entered at Tue Jul 15 21:50:02 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Al Edge

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


Entered at Tue Jul 15 19:50:40 CEST 2014 from (70.53.45.226)

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Greatest drummer stuff …

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Shake This Town

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


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

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Amy Helm - 'Heat Lightning'

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: Da Di De Day . . . .

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

Whose song? Where does it come from?

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Ginger

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

Web: My link

Subject: Kevin J/Ginger Baker

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Concert history

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Calvin

Peter,

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Won't Get Fooled Again

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

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


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Flawed

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

Subject: Ian W

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

Alabama (Univ of Alabama)

Memphis (Ellis Auditorium)

St Louis (Keil Auditorium)

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Al Edge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Namely us. The fans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:-0)


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Do Ya

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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


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

Posted by:

Ian W

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

The questions:

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

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

Cassettes:

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


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

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Taping off the radio

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Football

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

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


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

Posted by:

Rod

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

A few things worthy of note:

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: cassettes

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


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

Posted by:

Kerrin

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


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

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Nickelodeon song

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


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

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Peter M

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

Put another nickel in - in the nickelodeon,

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


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: The Band gb

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Hi there Wallsend

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


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

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

I came across this site the other day.


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

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Amy Helm @ Kate Wolf Festival


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: TUGS-TUGS-TUGS!

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


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

Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: I have no interest in sports

Subject: Hey Norm

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


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

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Hoops?

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Ian W

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

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


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

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: A few Band/Levon videos - official!

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Brazil

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Soul searching

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Calvin

Peter,

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Rambles Volume 3

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


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

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: much music

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Volume 3

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Semi final

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


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

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Semi final


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

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: jh's sentiments

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: rock stars' wives

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Kevin-Facebook

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Not a relic

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

jh

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


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

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

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


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

Posted by:

Bonk

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


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

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Kevin, the GB will rise again.


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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


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

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: I mean, Bumbles

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


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

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

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

Ah, man, those were the times.


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

Posted by:

Peter v

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jon L

Location: NYC

Yes, happy birthday Robbie!


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

Posted by:

JT

Location: Victoria and Toronto intermittently

Subject: JRR happy birthday

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


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

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Garth & Maud live in CA?

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


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

Posted by:

Joan

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

Any time


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

Posted by:

Gber who is not Westcoaster

Location: Scania northwest, The Sound

Subject: Typos / Joan

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


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: With the Bottle Rockets, LIVE

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


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Closing Time

Video linked


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Suzanne Vega

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


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

Posted by:

bill M

Moe Berg, I believe.


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

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Typos

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


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

Posted by:

Pat B

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Ian W

Subject: Dylan 1978 link from Kevin J

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: The Eagles

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


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

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

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

A few thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Pat B

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: typos

Joan!

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


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

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Perter V

Hope you have a great Birthday !


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

Posted by:

Pat B

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


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

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: wading back to Saskatoon

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

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


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

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: 149 Dylan Acetates found fropm 1969-70

Rare Dylan Find


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Jeff!


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Happy Birthday Peter :-)


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

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


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

Posted by:

Mark in Toronto

Subject: Midnight Rambles Sessions, Vol. 3

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


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

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: BEG

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


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

Posted by:

Pat B

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

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


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I Am CANADIAN commercials.


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

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

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

Happy 147th Birthday to Canada today!


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

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

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


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

Posted by:

Peter V

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

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

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

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

Advertising doesn’t work on me.

I think I might download the App for the grandkids.


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

Posted by:

Jeff A.

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


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

Posted by:

BWNWITenn

Web: My link

Subject: Maybe Levon had a point

Anybody see the latest commercial featuring "The Weight"?


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