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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, June 2017


Entered at Fri Jun 30 20:46:43 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Dance Me To The End Of Love - Yiddish


Entered at Fri Jun 30 19:39:24 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Mike - Bartender : Gimme an Oy Kenneda! - that's Canadian Club with a schpritz of selzter, on the rocks.


Entered at Fri Jun 30 17:25:19 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Best free show

Summer 1971 and on my way to Yosemite for some acid-fueled backpacking. In a crowded VW bug with 2 buddies. Driving through Bakersfield at 100+ degrees. The bowling alley sign said: "Refrigerated Air". So in we went to find that Merle Haggard was doing an afternoon deal for about 50 people. It was great and it was this performance that had me appreciate what a talented singer Merle was. We were deeply loaded and the crowd was deeply red and buzzed-cut. You can imagine the stew of fun, drug & Budweiser intoxication and tamped-down paranoia in that sort of mix! I don't think I'm embellishing as this story has been recounted by us 3 many times through the years - maybe even here??


Entered at Fri Jun 30 15:13:40 CEST 2017 from (174.95.199.216)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: O Kaneda

Jeff, for you on this day tomorrow, "Mir shteyen bay dayn zayt."


Entered at Fri Jun 30 14:23:50 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Allman Brothers 40th Peter V

Peter I have scoured the internet and iTunes to find this CD you mention of the 40th anniversary tour. Everything that shows up is the 40th anniversary concert live at The Beacon Theatre on DVD onlt and none of the songs you mentioned are on the set list. Are you sure you meant 40th anniversary tour; because I can't find it anywhere on the net. Thanks.


Entered at Fri Jun 30 11:16:05 CEST 2017 from (86.158.93.27)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Bill, Jeff and Jed. I'm watching 'After The Crash' just now. It must be 40 years since I heard 'Live at the Fillmore East'. But I do play the collection album every few months. But, sadly, I would say their impact in the UK is very little.

I recently watched 'Down In The Flood'. Finally got around to it. I enjoyed it and thought Barney Hoskyns, Sid Griffen, Garth and John Simon were good.

It took me back to a talk I posted about many years ago. At the Perth Festival many years ago, I was lucky to hear Sid Griffen speak on the Basement Tapes. He was excellent, played songs and was supported by Rod Clements. Then a meal in a great French restaurant and a concert in the evening dedicated to the songs of Hank Williams, with leading Scottish and American musicians. Brilliant day.


Entered at Fri Jun 30 09:15:30 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Allman Bros

The other Allman Brothers band CD I have is "Live 40th Anniversary Tour" which I bought for Disc 2, with Ophelia, I Shall Be Released and The Weight with Levon Helm and Larry Cambell & Teresa Williams guesting. Taj Mahal does 44 Blues and Statesboro Blues and joins in on The Weight. I just picked it off the shelf and see the ABB do I Walk On Gilded Splinters, which I had forgotten.

As I might have mentioned no more than 5 or 6 times, the very best free bar gig I ever saw was Taj Mahal at the bar in EuroDisney hotel area … I just walked past and it said "Disney Jazz Festival - Taj Mahal 7.30." It was 6 pm. Abandoning Mrs V and The Kids to the hotel pizzeria, I went in. Too crowded to get to the bar. Free. Taj cracking jokes in French to massive applause. This was "soul band" Taj with horn section too.


Entered at Fri Jun 30 04:56:14 CEST 2017 from (173.3.51.68)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

You guys are getting boring. Norm, send me your PayPal address. I wanna buy you a case of Molson or LaBatt's or whatever it is you drink up there. Extreme times call for extreme measures. Time to liven things up around here.


Entered at Fri Jun 30 03:29:06 CEST 2017 from (173.3.51.68)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Sony Pressing Vinyl.

Linked


Entered at Fri Jun 30 00:06:05 CEST 2017 from (100.33.245.182)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: The Best(Allman Brothers) is LIVE!/GD-ABB Parallel

Despite what I wrote and no matter the year, the best of the Allmans is live and therefore not limited to the Fillmore.In most of their different eras & lineups, there have been "epic" (a way overused word these days)shows as recognized by its most hard core fans & the band itself.The Fillmore shows are simply the most well known & most polished.So although the last lineup peaked in 2007,their 2009 anniversary show & 3/20/09 performance with EC were indeed, monumental. The Allmans & the Grateful Dead have very parallel histories and both are "grandparents" of todays mumbo jumbo so called jam scene.Anyone here see the new 4 hour Bar-Lev Dead doc? The Allmans could have a bookend story alongside that film.


Entered at Thu Jun 29 18:06:08 CEST 2017 from (100.33.245.182)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Allmans

I take it I'm the lone Allmans hard core here.Got into them late in 1970 & have seen them close to 150 times.They went through numerous lineup changes through the years-the originals were the best & the Dickey/Chuck/Lamar lineup was stellar as well.The Toler years were not good ones, no fault of the Tolers but a rough bunch of shows.The Betts/Haynes/Woody years were powerful & the Seven Turns album from that group was excellent.The Betts/Pearson years were sublime until Betts overpowered the engines with noise & booze & Butch & Betts were literally about to kill one another.The Dickey/Derek era was all too brief till Betts got booted.Derek & Jimmy Herring was a brief albeit interesting period & The Haynes/Derek era was great until 2007 when illness & other issues took over.So sad to see it end the way it has & that Butch & Gregg passed-the last show,10/28/14 was pure joy and the many Gregg solo shows were pure joy.As were the Betts & Great Southern shows through the years.


Entered at Thu Jun 29 17:12:58 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Allman Bros

Bill M - I like those 2 sides too, although I prefer You Don't Love Me the most, particularly its more swinging parts. I think they were mostly a jam-band then. I recall that after seeing them I thought: a 2-hour show with only 5 or 6 songs! I sometimes use the 2-3 minute bit off mountain jam, near the end where they slow down into a lullaby sound, as an instrumental segue before a news break. Eat A Peach was the last one I bought. Didn't one of The Band guys take a hard swing at the ABB once?


Entered at Wed Jun 28 23:49:50 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: For me, the ultimate Allman Brothers Band album would have the Fillmore version of "Whipping Post" on one side and the "Eat A Peach" version of "Mountain Jam" on the other. (The latter is built on Donovan's "First There Is A Mountain", so it's almost Scottish, right?)


Entered at Wed Jun 28 18:06:35 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Dunc, i'd recommend picking up either the Live at Fillmore East ( which you are familiar with) or Eat a Peach. Both are brilliant, Eat A Peach is more diverse....


Entered at Wed Jun 28 10:39:30 CEST 2017 from (86.158.93.27)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Just too much music

Thanks, Haso. I play the Best of the Allman Brothers Band. I bought this because it was the only one on the local CD/record shop and because of people talking about them in the GB many years ago. Also I knew Live at Fillmore East, which was relatively well known back in the day. Peter had me googling, and the Allman Brothers achieved little in the UK. I thought they had done better.

But there is just too much music. I enjoy the Transatlantic Sessions, Maura O' Connell's 'Helpless Heart' and my first Jesse Winchester, 'Humour Me'. Great musicianship on these recordings, which took me into Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Russ Barenberg, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan et al. Didn't realise the same musicians were on these recordings. Very enjoyable, but I like the music best when they are supporting a singer and there is a bass and drums. However, the standard of musicianship is exceptional. Great stuff.


Entered at Wed Jun 28 08:15:31 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Spotify crushes 200 million dollar songwriter lawsuit

See the link. And there are some real interesting detailed articles regarding that lawsuit & the basis of it if you google.



Entered at Wed Jun 28 00:11:26 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, Lauderdale is excellent, but- he ain't no Rodney Crowell. 140 miles is excessive.


Entered at Wed Jun 28 00:08:28 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: The First Ever Yiddish Vocal Performance of O' Canada

Linked.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 23:57:33 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I had tickets for Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale for 26 July. Rodney Crowell cancelled so we took the refund. Jim Lauderdale is now headlining in his place, but it's 140 miles and an overnight stay and `I hadn't heard of him. Plus without Rodney Crowell you would expect a price drop. I will look out for him nearer to home.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 20:34:26 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Jim Lauderdale II

JQ, his website says:

Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe) and Robert Trehern in two sessions at Gold Top Studios in London, London Southern is a genre skipping collection of brilliantly written songs with a variety of distinguished collaborators helping along the way, including: Odie Blackmon, Kendell Marvel, John Oates and Dan Penn.

I just finished my seconds spin, and it's a damn good record.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 20:09:55 CEST 2017 from (107.77.97.119)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jim Lauderdale's new one and Nick Lowe's band

BL - I'm a fan of Jim L too; he's done a lot of work organizing the whole Americana thing. Nick L's band took a real hit with the loss of Bobby Irwin/Robert Treherne and then very recently he lost his terrific producer Neil Brockbank too. He still uses Getaint Watkins I believe- do they list his band mates on that JL deal?


Entered at Tue Jun 27 19:51:02 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Jim Lauderdale's London Southern

NPR First Listen is offering up Jim Lauderdale's new "London Southern" disk for streaming for the next couple of days. Described as "tipping his hat to the British invasion", while it's a very good record and a departure from his normal country and bluegrass sound from a guy who who has about as many facets and is almost as prolific as Mr. Costello (with whom he as toured), I'm not sure I get the connection. Peter, maybe you could spot the influences but I can not. Echos of Van the Man, Nick Lowe (whose backup band is employed) and the aforementioned Declan MacManus. His Southern twang is not entirely gone but I don't think that's a bad thing. I had opportunity to meet Mr. Lauderdale and he is a humble and gracious gentleman. Check it out.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 18:15:16 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

JQ: You're right - and I'd say that such conflations and assumptions is one of humanity's specialties, which is not to say it's commendable.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 16:02:49 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Anecdotes

Bill M - Conflating these into gross ussumptions might just be what humans do. They make for interesting conversation but could also be the basis of prejudice, racism, xenophobia, and gossip. Although, someone with genuine expertise and experience can glean a lot from scant info.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 16:01:04 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.247)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, as you are aware, kids should be treasured, but shaped with amusement, stimulation, & often nonobvious guidance & lessons. there's a million ways to teach a kid without preaching. It'all invaluable, & kids should have fun, & interact in the world. I know you would be a paradigm of raising a kid respectfully in the world.... What's going on here today is nuts. Parents are ltting their kids run amok. And the upper middle class, or upper class, are at the top of the heap, their kids may be worse than kids growing up in the projects. I see three year olds running loose on crowded streets in Park Slope & other high tone areas, & 6 to 10 year olds riding various wheeled contraptions down crowded streets at peak hours. Parents could be a half block to a block away And have no care that the kids could hurt some one else.Maybe a month ago I had two run ins before 9 AM. The first was 7:30 or so, with a 50 ish guy who I had walked behind for a short block, passed when he stopped to tie his shoe. The guy was dressed expensively, way too many clothes though, on a warm day.... We were on a wide sidewalk & I was walking practically on the curb. He passes me & somehow manages to clip me with his bag. he had to know, but never apologized.. big guy. I was in a mood & said something like: this sidewalk ain't fucking wide enough for you? The guy turns around & curses me, with a heavy Russian accent, kept walking . I unleashed a barrage. Ten feet late he curses me again. I unleashed another barrage. This kept up till we got to the station & went up on opposite sides, headed in the opposite direction. Two trains later, I'm walking DOWN 9 street in Park Slope. It's wide sidewalk too, on a main thoroughfare, & descends on a good grade, from 7th to 6th ave, I'm over hlfway down, & I hear rollers. moving fast... I turn & see some big kid, 16, 17 years old, about 6' tall, flying down on a skateboard. Now it's rush hour, people walking dogs, people going to the train, kids going to school, elderly people. I step to the side, & as the kid passed me, I asked him What the fuck is wrong with you? He put on the brakes & stopped, which took him some distance, picked up his board, & he says something like What's wrong with you. The kid's all american Irish faced, clean, in a t shirt & shorts, on a school day, looked like a Prep school kid... did not look like a wise ass, I'm walking towards him & respond, Are you nuts?- I know you you don't want to hurt some one, some old person, some little kid- The kid says something else, I'm getting close to him & tell him hey your father would beat the piss out of you if he saw you doing this. The kid got on his board before I reached him, went away real slow through people, then made the turn, & went slow past a church /grade school with people in front. That was two episodes before 9 AM... I said to my self, get your ass home before number three might be a winner. I had some stops to make, got home a few hours later, left to go back to Park Slope round 4:30. transferring trains in Coney Island & get on a train car & am greeted by a pigeon.....The meeting was perfect. The next morning the light bulb went off & i wrote a song out of that. You'll know it when you hear it.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 15:40:15 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: landfill

Peter V: Probably, but why would you do it. "Hold off Tony - I want to count that pile and then multiply in case the Times comes by like last year. Get me name in the paper, like." To bring in bus drivers again, the Toronto Star always used to find one willing to say, at the end of the first big snowstorm every year, "I've been driving for 35 years and I've never seen anything like this before."


Entered at Tue Jun 27 09:09:55 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Location: Landfill

Counting or not? I guess you pile up fifty or a hundred and just count how many piles the same size there are and give a rough figure.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 09:07:23 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

As some one who often pushes a stroller, I am the epitome of courtesy, but I agree, some people use them as weapons. I’ve had some hard knocks from people using them to go very fast through crowds. What I hate seeing is someone pushing the stroller ahead aggressively to stop traffic suddenly and cross the street. Play chicken with the cars if you want, but don’t make the kid do it!

If you’re with kids, cities and countries vary enormously. The UK’s in the middle. Italy, Greece and Spain are the extreme end of welcoming and helpful. I’ve found the USA better than the UK … not necessarily in NYC though. The worst city is Paris. I was taking two small kids off the Metro, and two railway guards in uniform literally pulled the kid off my hand and pushed through between us. I said “Be careful of the children!’ (in French) and got the finger and “Fuck off, English man.” This is from Metro officials. Then we were in the lift in the Louvre. A late middle aged couple pushed past the children and proceeded to say “Why do these idiots bring children here?” The other said, “Don’t worry. They’re English. They can’t speak French.” When the lift arrived, I said in French, “Do you speak English?” “Yes, of course …” and I managed not to swear, but simply point out in my most polite manner that their rudeness was extraordinary and that they were a disgrace to their country. But it was the same everywhere in Paris (except EuroDisney). BTW, my French relatives from the South agree entirely about Paris and added several more examples. I had an Irish colleague with two kids who worked there and changed jobs to get out because of the bad public attitude to children.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 05:24:29 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.64)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Greg, as you know, NYC bus drivers got a brutal job. It was never easy, but the population has exploded, courtesy & consideration is gone. People are disgusting, inconsiderate, & you have too many people on these buses to start. then add the shopping carts, strollers, laundry, people eating fish, chicken with hot sauce, McDonalds, etc.. I really only take buses at off times, & trains mostly too. But you never know...

Decorum is gone, people just don't care. he things you witness are unreal..Also the drivers they gotta deal with... Just way too many cars, & they double & triple park, park in bus stops, stop in the middle of busy avenues, make u turns in the dumbest places, I swear some of these drivers are trying to get hit. Sometimes i hang out with the drivers & make em laugh...

trains- you'd be amazed how homeless people can sleep on the train all day long. When a train pulls up & i start to get on, if i catch that putrid smell I know some poor homeless person is on, or was on. I've seen as many as four sleeping in one car at the same time...

Hustlers, people hustling for change or bucks constantly. All kids of come ons, including just getting in a persons face & not leaving. Some filthy , really bad off guy sat next to a woman last week, hassled her to go through her pocketbook & look for a dollar. He was in bad shape, long term street person.... I told her to get up & walk away- he started to follow her & another guy & I yelled at him, then we landed at a stop & switched cars.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 05:24:31 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

GregD: Twice I've written a full response/contribution to the CTV,/CBC music-show string, and twice the thing disappeared. So I'm just going to say that I attended two tapings of the Gzowski show at the CBC studio on Yonge north of Bloor - one to see the reunion of the Dirty Shames, Amos Garrett's popular folk/ragtime quartet from the mid '60s, and the other to see Zal Yanovsky and John Sebastian appear together. I think you said '77, which sounds right.

Re strollers on transit, I can't imagine any sane person expecting anyone with a stroller (with baby in it, presumably) to hump the thing out the back door of a bus. One, it's narrow. Two, some only open when you stand on the step, and if the stroller goes first there's not enough weight. Three, with other doors you have to push them open, but they're spring loaded and they push back - threatening to hit baby in the chops.

Peter V: If they went to the trouble of actually counting all the blessed leftovers, why didn't they provide the raw data rather than rounding to 9500, 6500, etc. Anyway, is all this counting a British trainspotting thing? Counting roll-mats, counting tents, counting who voted for Corbyn and who didn't ... - or did they do DNA swabs of the leftovers to get at that data?


Entered at Tue Jun 27 04:39:33 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: Strollerin' on the river

Jeff A.-I can understand your frustration with the strollers on the train. I have a good friend who is a city transit bus driver. Every time we get together the conversations are usually one-sided with him regaling me of his latest incidents with passengers. His main nemesis is...you guessed it...people (normally young ladies) with strollers! According to him, they have little regard for other passengers and act like they own the bus. They ignore the "on at the front door, off at the back" rule and proceed to block the front doorway and aisle. He has so many different incidents daily I've told him to write them down and publish them even if I buy the only copy.

Also agree on Haynes, although he is a good guitarist, and the darling of the jam band set through his association with the Allmans, Dead, Phil Lesh etc. he doesn't do much for me. He does seem to get involved with various tributes for the Band, Levon etc.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 02:54:03 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.64)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Haso, I don't believe Randall has any relation to Delaney, & he's certainly too old to be Delaney & Bonnie's son, he's a peer age wise. You know Bonnie is from Granite City, just a stone's throw from Alton.

That last Allman's incarnation, i know I saw em once with Haynes, maybe twice, not sure if Trucks was in..... it was late 80s so i guess not...... I wasn't impressed, & never been on video or radio either...It's possible i didn't listen enough to Derek, but I must say, Haynes leaves me empty. I've seen him in larger shows ( including he & Little Milton & John Mayer in a Buddy Guy thing that was part of some other thing) , & guest with people quite a few times.People rave about his playing, & he's got a reputation for being a helluva nice guy. But his guitar work just don't hit home for me. Government Mule- geez, what's the big deal about?


Entered at Tue Jun 27 02:10:53 CEST 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: Sea Level/ festivals

Peter, you've restored my faith. If you've got the 1st Allman Bros record and the original Fillmore East, you're in good hands. Wipe the windows seemed like kind of cheap money to me, too.

Yeah, Jeff, they are a bit of a deep cut but Sea Level's very interesting. I've had the "Cats on the Coast" lp for years. That group included Randall Bramblett who toured later w/ Gregg and his backup band, Cowboy. I always assumed that he might be Delaney & Bonnie's son, but don't know. What was your take on the last iteration of the Brothers w/ Otell on bass, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and the 3rd drummer Rey Quinones adding a Latino flair? I'm not sure but that one could make an argument for Derek picking up Duane's mantle as well as anyone ever has.

JQ, not enough folks around like you. I've always envied a local friend since she told us that her brother used to do security at Fillmore East and she got to see all kinds folks, Duane/Berry, our 5 boys, I think Janis and others. Oh well.

You folks are right on rudeness and a lack of valuing one's goods. That said, I recall an acquaintance north of here who related his time at Watkins Glen in '74. It rained there, too, as it had at Yasgur's farm. He said you could have filled 3 tractor trailers w/ just the sleeping bags that were left behind.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 01:34:19 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.64)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

About a month or so ago two women & one man boarded a crowded Saturday train with a occupied baby stroller each, & remained in the doorway. The next stop, they refused to move to let people off. I had two stops to go.... When i was a stop away I looked at the guy & told him: hey you're backing off at the next stop & letting me off. The woman next to me, who had a stroller & baby, said Good, I'm right behind you... The guy didn't respond... One of the women said there's no where to go yet . I said you get off at the stop & let people off. The guy backed off at the next stop & a bunch of us got off. Morons... who think no one exists but them. Saturdays are rush hour all day & night. You want to travel with three strollers, rent a fucking car.. Take a cab....don't inconvenience the rest of NYC.


Entered at Tue Jun 27 00:50:11 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.64)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Different world today Pete.Manners & consideration are in short supply. I'm way over do for some serious spinal surgeries, that I'm not gonna do. Too much to discuss. But I've had surgeons tell me not to make one false move....So, I shouldn't be getting into fights. But, too often I see young people & grown men sitting in seats on the train or bus while elderly people with bags are standing & holding on dear life. On the bus they sit in seats designated for elderly & disabled people & don't give their seats up. Other stoopid things, one after the other. I usually end up saying something, & it goes various ways. I've had teenagers tell me to mind my business, & refuse to give up their seats- that the old people should ask for em.... I'm talking middle class, clean cut kids, open up mouths to me..... One time an old black woman backed me up, really laid into a bunch of kids who finally gave a few of their seats up after she opened her yap.... The people who wack me with their knapsacks, again, it could be a 60 year old man or woman, or a kid,, drive me nuts. I've taken to warning people- hey, don't forget you're wearing a weapon... - Huh? - Your knapsack buddy, you're too close for comfort.......When i get hit, i usually push em back, regardless of whether they're twenty, forty or fifty... Closer calls all the time.... Me, i never sit on the bus or train...If you're gonna catch an attack, you're better off standing. And also, it's too easy to fall asleep, & then you're a sitting duck for robbery, anything...


Entered at Mon Jun 26 09:51:49 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Talking 'bout THEIR generation …

Tucked away in the Sunday Times. In 2015, the (this year) Corbynista crowd at Glastonbury Festival walked away leaving 6500 sleeping bags, 5,500 tents, 3,500 airbeds, 2200 chairs and 950 roll mats. While as many as possible were given to charity, most went to landfill. This is particularly difficult because you shouldn't put waterproof items into landfill. Pop up tents are really cheap nowadays. I guess £60 or £70 for three days? Throw it away.


Entered at Mon Jun 26 05:50:40 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Allman Brothers

I was lucky enough to see the original lineup shortly before Duane died. It was at the Santa Monica Civic. I was a huge fan of the Fillmore LPs going into that. It seemed the group was set up to showcase Duane. And he was great. But I also recall being gobsmacked at Berry Oakley's playing that night; the most impressive overall bass thing I'd ever heard live up til then.


Entered at Sun Jun 25 18:52:50 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Web: My link

Subject: Bob D - genius??

I found this interesting -


Entered at Sun Jun 25 18:39:33 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Web: My link

Subject: Nick Lowe

PV posted this song during a brief run of rockabilly notes here - here's NL doing it again a couple weeks ago in NYC. It seemed all devotees in attendance for a 3-night run. And me!


Entered at Sun Jun 25 18:32:31 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.64)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Speaking of Sea Level, their guitarist Jimmy Nalls just died. 66 years old. He battled Parkinson's since the 90s.


Entered at Sun Jun 25 11:03:29 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

As often mentioned, I'd guess "Jessica" is the ABB all-time highest earner, as "Top Gear" is shown in virtually every country in the world and is hugely popular. Also TV themes pay up. I have a CD of the original Fillmore East … and an LP of the original The Allman Brothers, which is what I found when moving stuff. I'd forgotten it … I recall a DJ in a club in Frankfurt saying "I've got two of these if you want one." He also gave me his duplicate of the European "Hey Jude" LP.

I also found Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil recently, which was cheap in a charity shop and I picked it up for the sleeve design. I've only played it once and found it a tad generic. There must be a decent article on why "Southern Rock" failed to sell so well in Britain … though it could be as simple as wrong label or wrong pluggers.


Entered at Sun Jun 25 02:17:16 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.157)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Yes Haso, though Brothers & Sisters is a great album, the Duane & Berry Brothers version of the band was frigging amazing & different. Oakley was a mutha on bass. that said, so was Lamar Williams, of course, they were different, but both amazing.... Aside from the ABB, Williams was also in Sea Level with Jaimoe & Chuck Leavell, that was another brilliant band- for anyone unfamiliar if you can find their recording your ears will be ecstatic...It was a double drum band too.when Joe English was injured, they offered the other drum spot to my cousin, Mike Kimmel...who turned it down to stay home with his new twin daughters........ Williams son, Lamar Jr is a singer, was fin Les Brers, Butch Trucks band, till Trucks checked out.


Entered at Sun Jun 25 01:41:51 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.157)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Pertinent to the Bass part of the conversation, since March, one of the true badasses is on tour with Bryan Ferry. I speak of Neil Jason. And Chris Spedding is on .Still left on the tour are shows in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Spain, CANADA, The U.S. , Russia & Estonia.

Neil is a Brooklyn boy, toured with Miles Davis, The Nevilles, Levon,Spyro Gyra , Brecker Brothers, ,worked with The Stones, it's a long list... He's on my project that i should finish this year. The Canadian shows are in Vancouver, Alberta, & Winnipeg


Entered at Sat Jun 24 18:35:39 CEST 2017 from (71.234.142.242)

Posted by:

haso

Location: Seacoast NH

Subject: rhythym section and Peter V's listening room

If it's ok, I'd like to cycle back a couple of weeks ago. Last time I got Johnny Cash-ed, so hoping Jan let's this through.

Back a bit, Dunc and b.lee as well as others were talking bass/drums and parts of the rhythym section. Clearly b.lee knows seriously whereof he/she speaks. Unlike others here (Peter, Al Edge, Jeff A.; I'm just an everyday consumer of music, not a player, critic, producer etc.), so like you, Dunc, it's taken me some to really hear the bass and the intricacies of drumming as easily as guitar parts. Even though one of my earliest musician friends (soph year in h.s., just about when the Brown album came out) was a bass player. (For glenn t. that would be Mark Miller at the Upper School, he and the late, great Oliver Troster, 1st played me Allman Bros., Muddy, Sonny Boy and John Lee Hooker). Ok, so for the bass player discussion... I seem to recall someone, perhaps Carol Caffin, talking about how you could tell when Ricky was really into things because he'd start bouncing. I've noticed at times at TLW and even in the few clips from Wembley, he looks pretty bouncy.

Now, Peter, you were clearing up your listening room. This was not long after Gregg Allman passed. I know you've said they didn't penetrate all that much on your side of the "pond". My only suggestion, is, if your main piece of exposure is Brothers & Sisters, then, as w/ most aficianados, you'd want to listen to more of their live recordings. Especially anything from early on when Duane and Berry Oakley were still alive. There's a nice compendium that came out not long after Robbie and Sebastian got the LatAcademy recordings out. It's called The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings... w/ all the variety of guests, the jazz-like improvisational nature of the Allmans take on blues comes out. At least to the untrained ears of this scribe. For me, Brothers & Sisters is almost like judging Spielberg on just "the 3rd Kind"; ok, but ultimately too popular and incomplete.


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

GB filters softened. Plz report any problems. Thanks.


Entered at Sat Jun 24 14:54:39 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Ian Anderson Bill M

Bill you remember the Canadian Ian Anderson, not to be confused with the JT lead singer. He was the producer of the "In Session" program filmed at CHCH in Hamilton. It was a brilliant premise. He would bring two very big singer songwriters; from different backgrounds and pair them together. It was a great show.


Entered at Sat Jun 24 14:49:15 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: CFTO

Yes they were filmed at the Agincourt studios at was then called CFTO Channel 9. The station first signed on the air at 10:00 p.m. on December 31, 1960; its first official day of programming was on January 1, 1961. The inaugural programme broadcast on CFTO was a telethon hosted by Joel Aldred, complete with a fireworks ceremony. The telethon was for what was then known as the Ontario Association for Community Living (now Community Living Ontario). The station was founded by Baton-Aldred-Rogers Broadcasting, a joint venture between Telegram Corporation (owned by the Bassett and Eaton families), Aldred-Rogers Broadcasting (owned by Joel Aldred & E.S. Rogers) and Foster Hewitt Broadcasting (owners of radio station CKFH (1430 AM, now CJCL on 590 AM)). The Baton portion of the name was pronounced /ˌbætən/ (as in Baton Rouge, Louisiana), rather than the conducting tool's traditional pronunciatio.

My wife danced on The Uncle Bobby Show there as well; when she was a girl. First show I remember being filmed there was Professor Hideaway. Don't remember the actor who played the Professor.


Entered at Sat Jun 24 14:49:18 CEST 2017 from (96.20.207.56)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Reading this thread over the past few days about Rolling On The River, In Session, and other shows produced by CTV. I remember that the In Session show did not have a set time. I do remember seeing an episode with Dave Mason and Spencer Davis. I believe that it was recorded at CHCH in Hamilton. As a side note, I knew a family that owned a rather well known "Big And Tall" clothing store across the street from the studio. After taping wrestling matches there, all the wrestlers would go across the street, get fitted for suits, and then have a lavish supper provided by the owner's wife, as the family lived upstairs from the shop.


Entered at Sat Jun 24 04:24:01 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Bill M/Bonk- I'm also certain that both shows were CTV/CFTO and so they would likely have been filmed at Agincourt. If tapings of both shows overlapped there cetainly could have been the potential for some interesting jam sessions. The Ronnie Prophet show came along a little later but likely was filmed there as well.

CBC in the mid-70's featured the short-lived 90 Minutes Live with the late Peter Gzowski featuring Flo and Eddie as musical cohosts who brought in various musical acts including Bowie. 1977 comes to mind as I remember them doing a show about the 10th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 21:54:48 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bonk: I think both were CTV, not CBC. Maybe CFTO studios in Agincourt?


Entered at Fri Jun 23 17:26:55 CEST 2017 from (70.67.174.238)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Bill M

Where do you think it was taped? Parliament Street or Yonge and Marlborough Ave.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 15:51:59 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

GregD / Bonk: We're all right. I looked it up, and the show started as RotW, but was renamed just "Rollin'". Around the same period, "Nashville North" became "The Ian Tyson Show". I believe Amos and Buddy were in the band at the start, but David Wilcox had replaced Garrett by season 2. I remember Billy Mundi from the Mothers (and more importantly our guys' "Moondog Matinee") being the drummer at some later point. If the two shows overlapped, as I believe they did, it'd be nice to think of them taping in Toronto at the same time and the musicians getting together to jam.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 09:15:23 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Heritage TV

So many great TV shows were lost, due to re-using video tape. It sounds incredible now. The deserved reputation of I Love Lucy relies on the then weird decision to shoot it on film. So it survives. Apparently Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) spent years buying up every surviving pop / rock show that he could, but like Dave Clark Five albums on CD, little has been released.There are odds and bits … two "lost" Dad's Army sitcoms were found. the originals were wiped, but copies had been sent to a Australian TV station which had kept them.

I am having a great trawl through our stock of old TVs and computers in the attic, and have set up a late tube TV with a VHS and Betamax in my record store room. I was looking for a new screen and the guy in the shop told me he'd done the same. Totally right … VHS looks horrible on a modern HD screen, but perfectly watchable on a TV. Some of my own stuff was never on DVD. Even transferred to DVD, it's still 4:3 and VHS quality.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 08:26:32 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Bill M/Bonk- I do think that Bonk is correct and that the name was indeed Rollin'. Mickey Jones was definitely on drums, at least for most of what I remember, hence the Band connection. I have vague recollections of the Hawk performing on there as well.

The other local production that provided some interesting entertainment was "In Session" out of CHCH-TV in Hamilton. One of the better ones I remember featured Emmy Lou and her Hot Band with Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, the incomparable Albert Lee and others, complete with a small spousal dispute between Mr. Crowell and Ms.Cash.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 04:23:05 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

GregD: I would have said "Rollin' on the River", but Bonk's probably right. Early '70s, so I'm not sure why I don't recall more about it that I do. Mickey Jones still on drums, Kin Vassy on guitar - a couple years before his big R&R moment, doing the 'Yippy-I-O-Kiyay' on Zappa's "Moving To Montana" (Frank's most Bandish song). I do remember seeing Ronnie Hawkins on the show, and I'm pretty sure that that's where I saw Ronnie and Bo Diddley performing together.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 02:03:31 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.110)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: The Slow Death Of The Electric Guitar

Linked

Long article, lots of interesting facts & informed perspectives.... Well worth reading.

Grab a six pack & a piss bucket if you don't have indoor plumbing yet.


Entered at Fri Jun 23 01:54:25 CEST 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Greg D

Rollin?


Entered at Fri Jun 23 01:03:16 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: just checkin' in...

Bill M- you're absolutely correct. I left the esteemed Mr. Zimmerman off of my list and it would no doubt have generated quite a buzz in the GB and elsewhere. While we're at, and speaking of variety shows (sort of) do you (or anyone else) remember the name of the show that used to be on CTV (at least in Southern Ontario) hosted by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition during his pre-country "Just Checkin' in to See What Condition My Condition is in" era in the late 60's-early 70's? I used to watch that show with some regularity but in a semi-senior moment I shamefully can't think of the name and don't have Youtube or Google at hand at the moment. They used to have some interesting acts on there.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 17:07:03 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I'm of the opinion that if they've survived in work this long, performers must have some special quality.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 14:53:02 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

GregD: In addition to Young and Lennon, Dylan would have gotten away with the spuds-bone chant. The GB alone would have been filled for a day with posts along the lines of "Kudos to Bob for stepping outside his comfort zone".

Peter V: Over the years I've heard many, including myself, say things like "They'd have to pay me to see XXX". But you actually went through with it. Do others here have similar stories?


Entered at Thu Jun 22 13:31:28 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: Young Neil-Got Mashed Potatoes, Ain't Got No T-Bone!

I agree in general with the comments posted here about "Everybody's Rockin'". I liked the album but thought it was much too short as Peter V. noted. I prefer the Band's version of Mystery Train but thought he gave a good shot at "Bright Lights Big City" and some others which he did perform live. It was a project that he took seriously and was understandably greatly offended by the Geffen lawsuit.

Landing on Water was a record I never could take to. Someone taped it for me and it was one of the few Neil that I didn't purchase at the time. Trans was actually an amalgam of a couple of records including one which Geffen apparently rejected, hence the somewhat disjointed effect. His previous record Re.ac.tor, the last one for Reprise at the time, featured some good songs, but only Mr. Young, with the possible exception of late-60's John Lennon, could get away with releasing something like "T-Bone" featuring 9+ minutes of the mantra "Got Mashed Potatoes, Ain't Got No T-Bone" chanted over and over again to the same repetitive guitar riff.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 12:41:14 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Performers

"Down Where The Drunkards Roll" by Maura O'Connell sounds as if it had always been Irish!

Those 60s variety shows, were like rock shows. Your reputation as "a performer" outweighed chart success. So in the ballrooms, Long John Baldry & Steampacket, The Alan Bown Set, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band sold tickets faster than (say) The Kinks, The Who or The Searchers. Because they were known to give a great show.

Similarly, in spite of four UK number 1 hits, and only 3 or 4 years earlier, Frank Ifield did his summer season in the 1200 seat hall. But Frankie Vaughan, Tom Jones and Ken Dodd did their summer seasons in the 2000 seat hall. In Frankie Vaughan's case, he'd been established for ten years as a fantastic live act (which he was). Now I think back, it wasn't "free" - I was paid to watch Frank Ifield. It was because I was doing lights in the other hall, and they wanted an "understudy" to know enough about the equipment and show to be able to take over at the smaller hall. In fact, I never had to.

I'll link the "variety show" novel.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 10:13:23 CEST 2017 from (86.167.95.211)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Yes, it would be my mum who liked Frank Ifield. Interestingly when I read about him yesterday, I thought of the first of your sixties novels - the variety years. I really enjoyed it because it took me back to going to see variety shows, which I was lucky enough to do. You had to be tough to play Glasgow. Peter's sixties trilogy is a great achievement guys, if you've not read them.

Good choice of music, Peter. It's seen as a great Irish album, Peter, even the Richard Thompson song seems an Irish version. Some great Irish musicians and Jerry Douglas. Lyrics by WB Yates and Seamus Heaney. A host of brilliant traditional songs and the terrific Andy Irvine song, West Coast of Clare and Gerry O'Beirne's, The Shades of Gloria. You'll probably have seen Gerry O'Beirne playing with the Waterboys. Now, if I was a musician, I would be able to describe how he plays the guitar. And the greatest Irish voice. Hope you enjoyed the play, Peter. I had once read everything Edna 0'Brien had written.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 08:57:51 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Frank Ifield

The Wayward Wind … Frank Ifield specialized in reviving country-tinged oldies and imposing his yodel on them. As a result, he was the first artist after Elvis to have three UK #1 hits in a row … I Remember You, Lovesick Blues and The Wayward Wind. Then Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine was a slight dip (UK #8) before getting his fourth UK #1 out of five with I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You). At the time, 1962 to 1963 Frank dominated the charts, and was everything we hated about our mum and dad’s music. For years I quoted his B-side She Taught Me To Yodel the worst record of all time. There are far worse though. I saw him on a summer show in 1967 (free, I was working the summer show in the other municipal venue in town). Nice open personality on stage.

I recall a folk club version of The Wayward Wind with rude lyrics, and wish I could remember the words.

Years ago on this site people were berating me for failing to "get" Hank Williams. In retrospect, the effect of Frank Ifield's Lovesick Blues was at fault. I have learned to appreciate Hank and expunge Frank's version from my memory.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 01:48:39 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Gogi Grant

I didn't realize. Gogi Grant died last Thursday! She was 91. I also didn't realize that, when she recorded "Wayward Wind", she knocked Elvis Presley off the top of the Bill Board Charts.


Entered at Thu Jun 22 00:04:31 CEST 2017 from (85.164.75.178)

Posted by:

jh

Location: Softening of the GB filters...

Any day now. Just need to find some time and inspiration to write Perl code again. Thanks for your patience.


Entered at Wed Jun 21 20:50:49 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Larry & Thresa

John D., one word...GO!


Entered at Wed Jun 21 20:28:33 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I drove to see the play of "The Country Girls" by Edna O'Brien in Chichester today, and played "Wandering Home" CD by Maura O'Connell both ways to get the mood right. Many thanks, Dunc!


Entered at Wed Jun 21 18:45:18 CEST 2017 from (86.167.95.211)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Wayward Wind

That's where i'll have heard it Peter...Frank Ifield. In our house there was 'I Remember You'. But it might have been in every house in the country. I never knew it was he, who had sung 'Wayward Wind'. I remember him yodeling.

I googled and he had huge record sales.

Thanks Rockin' Chair, I'll give them a look.


Entered at Wed Jun 21 17:36:57 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind - 1956

I can't put up a link, so google it yourself Peter. Gogi and Tex Ritter both recorded this in '56. Gogi's was biggest in the US, Ritter's was biggest in the UK. Gogi Grant died earlier this year I believe.


Entered at Wed Jun 21 12:06:09 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Wayward Wind

Dunc, you have definitely heard The Wayward Wind long before Neil Young. It's a 50s song, but in Britain was #1 for Frank Ifield in 1963 (linked).


Entered at Tue Jun 20 18:50:08 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Larry Campbell, one time lead guitarist for Bob Dylan and Grammy Award Winning Producer for Levon Helm; along with his extremely talented vocalist partner, Teresa Williams will make their first Canadian appearance as a duo; at the Horseshoe Tavern, Tuesday July 18th.

They will be performing songs; from their yet to be released new album, Contraband Love; which will be released September 15th; on Redhouse Records; along with favourites they have performed in the past with The Ramble Band.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 17:26:27 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Old ways

Link to Neil Young on "Old ways".


Entered at Tue Jun 20 14:38:54 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Fred, you brought back Alex.. Welcome, Landmark.

Time for another soda argument started by innocent mention of brisket & hot dogs.

There's a lousy rag titled Brooklyn Magazine. It's produced magnificently, but is a waste of paper...Though it sucked prior to it's present condition, it's editorial & writing staff has been relegated to a bunch of insecure likely seriously neurotic young women, mostly non native New Yorkers, who think writing for a magazine means discussing their feelings. They also don't know how to construct a sentence or an article. During the winter one of theses women wrote about her trip to Montreal, & devoted a few pages to Montreal Bagels & the two majors... It was the best couple of pages in the edition.... Now the magazine dropped from monthly to quarterly publication....

Norm, There ain't no god, not even Neptune, that will accept you after dunking your bagels in BBQ sauce.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 11:42:09 CEST 2017 from (96.20.207.56)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

I too, have always loved Everbody's Rocking. I also liked the videos for Wondering and Cry, Cry, Cry. Simply put it's fun music.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 10:30:19 CEST 2017 from (86.167.95.211)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Fred, I've never heard the album, but it's in my sights. I've been reading up about it, and it is not well liked by many. I'll listen to it on Prime and if I like it I'll buy it.

I'm complete with Neil upto about 1980.

I didn't like a lot of eighties music and was involved in other things, and what I listened to was probably British pub rock as Peter says. In local pubs, when I could get a night out, there was a good scene in this area with many local pub rock bands playing. Really good.

I bought Reactor (ok), Landing on Water(which I disliked) and Old Ways (which I think is really good). Many people seem not to like Old Ways, too. I love 'The Wayward Wind', which I think I had heard before.

Always had Freedom and Ragged Glory. Just now, I'm collecting the Performance series.

Will get back to you after I have played it. Thanks, Fred.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 10:30:54 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: I Knew The Bride …

OK, it's a few years earlier than Everybody's Rockin', but for revived rock, here's Nick Lowe on "I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock & Roll."


Entered at Tue Jun 20 10:05:40 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Neil & The Shocking Pinks

There was that run of albums that annoyed the Geffen record label … Trans, Everybody's Rocking, Old Ways, Landing On Water. Trans is the only album I ever bought new on cassette. We were on holiday when it came out and I really wanted to hear it immediately and the car had a cassette player. I bought the middle two on LP, the fourth on CD. Trans is very odd, but I liked it at the time. I bought an LP copy eventually. Of he four, the one I've played most is Old Ways.

Everybody's Rocking' is the one that saw Young sued by David Geffen because it was "musically uncharacteristic of his work". It's also at 24 minutes 55 seconds just about the shortest 12" LP since Elvis's film era. Young claims that there were planned to be two more tracks, but that Geffen was so infuriated by what he heard that they cancelled the sessions and released it as it was. It came out just after the launch of CD, which highlighted how extremely short it was. I remember thinking at the time "What about the other side?" I was pissed off by the length, and because although it was unusual in America, British pub rock was at its height and people like Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe (and many others) did rockabilly pastiche better.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 05:57:11 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: We, the few, the proud....

It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my appreciation of Everybody's Rockin'.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 03:48:52 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Whitlock performs & records with his wife, Coco Carmel, these days. they're baed in Austin. Were here in NYC recently, at BB Kings. I didn't go.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 02:38:51 CEST 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Subject: Peter V

No worries Peter. I was just 'taking the piss' But I was serious about your musical archives. You're one of the few that I look forward to reading every time I come on here.


Entered at Tue Jun 20 01:33:35 CEST 2017 from (114.75.201.170)

Posted by:

Wallsend

I found a really interesting interview with Bobby Whitlock. If you search on Youtube under: Facio / Create talks with Bobby Whitlock about working with Eric Clapton and George Harrison, you should be able to find it.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 23:18:55 CEST 2017 from (63.142.158.9)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Neil Young's rockabilly

I like the track Wonderin' but after that I thought it was sub-par and generic at best. There's so many better rockabilly records available and groups that are still at it -


Entered at Mon Jun 19 23:15:54 CEST 2017 from (24.114.69.44)

Posted by:

Bill M

Fred: I too liked "Everybody's Rockin'". I will go onto to say that I spent some hours last week with the first Buffalo Springfield LP on CD. I wish the producers had had Neil singing his own songs. That said, the vocal pairing of Steve Stills and Richie Furay was a joy to behold - way better than either of them alone. I will also laud the work of the Dewey Martin / Bruce Palmer rhythm section and register long-after-the-fact disapproval of them not taking advantage of the fact that Dewey could probably out-sing any of them at that time, and had more studio experience.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 20:43:57 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Fred

Fred. You can't go wrong with "Betty Lou Gotta New Pair of Shoes & Kinda Fonda Wanda."


Entered at Mon Jun 19 14:53:37 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Neil Young

Dunc: what did you think of Neil Young's Everybody's Rocking? I think I may be the only person on this planet we all call home who likes it.

There's a good documentary about him entitled "Don't Be Denied",out there in the ether of the internet. I believe it was linked to, here, a few months ago. If you've never seen it, you should take a look.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 14:46:47 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: And furthermore...

Newspapers rating politicians on their behaviour in the aftermath of a tragedy is stupid. There are more serious issues to discuss, in the media, in the aftermath of a tragedy. No?


Entered at Mon Jun 19 14:39:06 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Politicians emoting in public

No. They're just crocodile tears (for the most part).


Entered at Mon Jun 19 14:25:59 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Let’s have an off the music musing. In these days of mayhem and disaster, I’m struck by how our attitudes have changed. Nowadays, every road accident site has its memorial … a pile of flowers (and more heart-rendingly, soft toys). Murders have far bigger piles. People buy flowers and take them to the scene of disasters and incidents involving complete strangers. Is this positive sympathy / empathy? Or is it ghoulish?

It comes up with the disastrous London fire, where for the last few days, newspapers have been rating our leaders on their reactions. This one was far too cold. That one hugged people. That one’s been there five times. The other only twice. That one brought forth hot tears of grief. Another didn’t.

I wonder if it’s appropriate. In Britain, we have the Royal family, who are brilliant at comforting the grieving by simply turning up at once and speaking to people. Should we be rating our leaders on this basis? Should it be obligatory for them to emote publicly? I don't know.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 11:11:59 CEST 2017 from (86.167.173.44)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks

Thanks, Jeff. The fact that every take by the guitarist is so good would make it harder for me to select what is the best.

I enjoyed the post, Bill. Always enjoy the Canadian music posts. I'll check it out on YouTube and Amazon.

I'm into Canadian music, just now, Bill. Neil Young to be exact. I have played from the album, Neil Young to Rust Never Sleeps over and over the last couple of weeks. What a great body of work.

I'm playing Landing On Water, just now. Mmmm. You know what? I would like Neil to rerecord this album and make it a Neil Young album. Get rid of the drum machines, choirs and synthesisers and make it a quieter album because I think there are some fine songs on it.

The GB is on its last legs. Sadly, I think because I have used it in many ways. I have learned such a lot over the years from it. Played my collection of Poco last month, Jeff!

I've read everything on Jan's website and I've enjoyed the posts. I use the GB for everything, but especially finding new (to me) music. Many fine contributors have died, over the years, and I think unluckily some were too soon gone. I learned about Canadian Content, many years ago, from Paul Godfrey, who was a Canadian dj I think.

The site has benefitted from having many good writers over the years.

And a special shout for Peter the V. From a British point of view, he is generous with his time and will use his extensive archive and knowledge to help anybody on this side of the pond with 'projects' we are involved in. At this late age, I have found Dion...more than just The Wanderer. Thanks, Peter.

And Bob F, we need you back. In the words of The Equals 'Come Back. Baby Come Back.' Just watched the Canadian series 'Cardinal'. Great acting, but very violent. And finished the current series of 'Hinterland'.

That's Landing On Water Finished. Thank God! I'll get my ears back.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 10:05:58 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Jan.

Bonk … what's this about Facebook? First, I never use Messenger (if that's a route) but I get lots of Friend requests. I can't see how I'd fail to "friend" you.

I never friend stuff which comes in an alphabet I can't read … Arabic, Farsi, Cyrillics, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, on the grounds that I don't know what I'm linking to. I get a lot of these because of my ELT / ESL connections. I will friend people in languages I can guess my way through, like Western European languages. The other ones I don't friend (at least two a day) come from a girl's name, then when you check their page, you see a smiling girl in a bikini, and no posts at all.

So unless you have a bikini clad girl on your first page, or contact me in Cyrillic or Farsi, it should be OK. Try today … but not via Messenger, just click the button on the FB page.

Being a snooty bugger, I need all the friends I can get!


Entered at Mon Jun 19 09:43:06 CEST 2017 from (217.125.24.120)

Posted by:

jh

Subject: GB filter and trigger words

Peter et. al,

Now that we have (hopefully) gotten rid of the spammers and ad-posters by disabling posting of links and tightening the filters, I guess it is time for a more liberal policy again. Give us a day or three to edit down the banned-phrases list, ok? And sorry for that rude Johnny-boy with the finger, I'll have a serious talk with him about proper behaviour in the GB :-)


Entered at Mon Jun 19 04:20:28 CEST 2017 from (67.70.150.163)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Speaking of current affairs, what's up with this French election? Not so much the outcome, which has seemed clear all week, but the vote-counting and reporting. I wandered around the internet shortly after the polls closed in France at 8:00pm their time, and nobody - not in Canada, not in the UK, not even in France (in English anyway) had much to say beyond "the polls are about to open" (which was 12 hours out of date). As someone south of the border likes to say, Sad.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 03:59:32 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Bonk, I don't think I have any FB friends that are on the GB. The GB is enough interaction, especially when it can be so contentious here. I do have several FB friends who left the GB long ago. Bob is not on FB at all. Today i don't accept many FB friend requests- I gotta be certain it's a legit request & not a scammer....If I'm not certain i know some one, or that it's not a duplicate of some one's real profile, i deny. But i do think Petr would be a sane FB friend. He's good to e mail with..Just don't let him moderate here :-) He was a lousy moderator...Norm should moderate. Everyone starts with a 6 pack & a bottle.

Though it ain't happening, you know i wish we could dial technology back to pre cell phones & internet.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 03:48:04 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

I think Pete's asleep about now. We got rules about posting when your sleeping. No posts shall be made while sleeping, unless you're drunk & only think you're dreaming it. But you're really awake. Ask Norm how many times he was so drunk he thought he was dreaming that he was posting on the GB. It's a good defense. Norm, don't pull a Twitler & go pounding your chest now & fucking this all up. I'm getting you off the rap....I'm going to law school, put my mind to making some money...


Entered at Mon Jun 19 03:37:25 CEST 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: Cabbagetown/Salt Spring Island BC

Subject: Jeff

Thanks Jeff. Knew you would respond. As for Peter. He can still be the same snooty bugger he's been for years. I've tried 14 times to make him a friend on facebook. No reply. I guess I'm boring. But I would kill to one day visit England and spend a week checking out his archives.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 03:16:04 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

No laughing or crying, you salt crusted old bonkerized geezer.

Go do your laundry if it stopped reigning.


Entered at Mon Jun 19 02:59:32 CEST 2017 from (96.54.61.38)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: Cabbagetown/Salt Spring Island BC

Subject: Jeff and Peter V

Two polar opposites talking about the end of the guestbook. Hilarious! And sad.


Entered at Sun Jun 18 22:26:49 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Well, politics & music go hand in hand. Unfortunately some people weren't able to remain civil. It's like that everywhere, not just here. Though it's very hard to be so offensive as to lose people as pleasant as Bob F.

On FB I became friends with some of the musicians i grew up listening to, some of whom I've met, some not. Richie Furay is a real right wing nut, & I tried to tolerate it. I had the feeling he was decent underneath despite his evangelical smugness . Because his voice is one of the most beautiful & the music he made in The Buffalo Springfield & Poco so essential in the first thirty years of my life, I overlooked alot... I tried to respect his right to his opinion, so I never blocked him, but I did finally UNFOLLOW him.... Then one day on a political post of mind, he jumped in to the thread, wrote something like this is rubbish, & blocked me. His manager opposes Twitler, that relationship may be doomed...

On the other hand, there's some big names I grew up listening to who are politically astute, very vocal, & we are of the same mind. Then there's the hundreds of musicians I know who are also vehemently opposed to Twitler & are active...... Very few stay silent about politics now, but some do.


Entered at Sun Jun 18 21:57:35 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Things Have Changed …

Quite often we kept the relationship going here by discussing current affairs. I've tried a couple of times, and I run into banned words, leading inevitably to that Johnny Cash finger … if you haven't seen it, try typing in a well know internet advertised pill. I guess names of politicians or parties trigger it. So if there's nothing musical, it's hard to continue to keep together as a group. I guess it's all on the way out. it's been a good 20 years. thanks for your company.


Entered at Sun Jun 18 04:59:39 CEST 2017 from (64.229.13.147)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronto

Dunc: This afternoon we had a great time catching local harmonica ace Jerome Godboo and his band (which includes Eric Schenkman, the Canadian co-founder of the otherwise American band the Spindoctors, whose first CD Levon Helm played on). Godboo's first-call drummer is BaRK's Gary Craig, but he must be off doing other things, maybe touring or recording with BaRK.

As you know, the BaRK guys, minus Fearing and Wilson, also gig as the Colin Linden Band, and have for years. In fact the first time I ever got to see Richard Bell play was with Linden at a free lunchtime concert down by the Henry Moore. Must've been a year or so on either side of 1990 when I worked there. At the memorial for Richard Bell just after he died, Colin talked about how he'd gone to Atlanta to recruit Richard back to Toronto to play with him in Bruce Cockburn's backing group. I don't know which of Cockburn's albums Richard's on, but Colin's on some, and Gary Craig's on more. Including the excellent on that I've been listening to for the last couple of days, "The Charity of Night". Gary Craig works so well with the stupendous bassist Rob Wasserman (RIP) in a small group setting that's mostly the two of them and Cockburn (who is a phenomenal guitarist - electric and acoustic). I suggest you check it out, hoping that it's not the one you already bought and didn't care for.

I've also been listening the second-last Ian and Sylvia LP, "Ian and Sylvia with David Wilcox", Wilcox being their lead guitarist right after Amos Garrett. Some fabulous stuff - a couple of stand-out Ian Tyson songs ("Summer Wages", "Some Kind of Fool", the minor hit "Creators Of Rain" and a brilliant cover of David Wiffen's brilliant "More Often Than Not". After two albums with the Tysons, Wilcox moved to Woodstock NY, where he joined Amos and other usual suspects in a group called Juke, played (with Amos) on a Maria Muldaur album, then returned to Toronto to become the local local guitar hero, making more money playing bars than any person before or since (or so I've heard). And his protégé, way back then in the mid '70s, was the 15-year-old Colin Linden.


Entered at Sat Jun 17 12:08:31 CEST 2017 from (110.38.82.109)

Posted by:

mike

Location: USA

Subject: great work indeed

i think this is the best we can say about any thing here!


Entered at Sat Jun 17 01:37:07 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Test.


Entered at Sat Jun 17 01:12:07 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.108)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: Broadway Boss.

See the link. Springsteen is doing a 8 week run on Broadway. 5 days a week. I may have to go.


Entered at Fri Jun 16 17:17:21 CEST 2017 from (71.43.124.98)

Posted by:

Dan

Location: Orlando

Subject: The Shape I'm In - Covers

Thrilled to see a Bo Diddley 1971 cover of The Shape I'm In on You Tube, especially because of the Hey Bo Diddley B side to Who Do You Love. The Nicholas Rateliff cover of the Shape I'm In is also awesome.


Entered at Fri Jun 16 04:28:38 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.45)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Dunc, the worst one was better than just good. :-) Really. With this guy there's good, damn good, fucking great, fucking amazing, & all the other ones in between. I know him 16 years, it's rare he's only good.


Entered at Wed Jun 14 14:48:38 CEST 2017 from (86.161.15.22)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Agreed Lee, the bass and drummer add much to a performance. I always liked when my favourite Scottish performers were able to tour with a drummer and a bass, but the economics of touring sometimes meant that they had to tour on their own. I like concerts where there are only lead, rhythm, bass and drums. Concerts where there are good bass players. I liked the last time I saw Lou Reed and Lucinda Williams concerts, for example. I knew the bass playing was good, but as a non musician I don't know what is happening - such as when a bass player says he plays differently on a song every night or the bass player is good at leaving space.I don't understand what this means as a non musician. I just listen to the whole effect. I was lucky to hear ALL My Loving live on the last McCartney tour. Great. Thanks, Lee.

Thanks Jeff. my listening would tell me if a musician played badly, but if there were four good takes out of the sixteen, I couldn't listen well enough to tell what is the best take. Although, I do appreciate what producers are able to achieve. Thanks, Jeff.


Entered at Wed Jun 14 07:40:22 CEST 2017 from (24.114.84.198)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Jason Isbell

b.lee: Jasan Isbell's "Live from Alabama" was recommended by David P when released and it's certainly one of the top 10 most played by me since - 4 or 5 years already. It contains "Danko/Manuel" and all sorts of other great songs including "Outfit" , "Alabama Pines" and "TVA"........Highly recommended.


Entered at Wed Jun 14 02:10:14 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.45)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Complicated subject Lee. But yeah, you're right...... There's live & there's studio. If recording, it's not a hard defined band- if it's a solo project, or a songwriter's project, a smart producer or writer/producer picks the right players because he knows they're right for the project. There are payers who size things up immediately & perfectly....Players who show up, unfamiliar with new material, but on the second or third take deliver genius level performances in a band genius framework......It's called musicality & professionalism of the highest order & part of that is understanding what a song is... And that producer or writer also knows who's gonna fit with each other on a musical level. And now i've been talking tracking live. Overdubs, at that point, the suspense is even gone... BTW, to Pete's point, it's always good to have a drummer & bassist who know each other inside out. Last time in fir me Ibrought in a drummer & bassist who know each other well, one guitarist who never met any of the guys, and a guitarist & pianist i had on 2 sessions 15 years ago. They hadn't met before or since. Aside from one studio explosion ( in a studio where i thought i was safe), my session went magically, i have one track where you'd swear you were listening to The Stones in the Brown Sugar/ Jumpimg Jack Flash time frame. No exaggeration........ And that's possibly the weakest track...

Live, what you're talking about a band situation, in a band guys make a lot of compromises.... But truthfully, as you indicate, pros play the song & the situation........... And then there's those who don't get callbacks.


Entered at Tue Jun 13 20:07:48 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Jason Isbell

Jon, thanks for closing that loop. I knew I had heard the name, but could not place it. The Truckers are a band that, on paper, I should like, but they have never grabbed me. Maybe a second chance is in order.

More on Bass and Drums. Jeff would certainly agree that when you sign on for a 'project', you might have to put aside your personal preferences, and even style to fit the overall goal. It's your job. Had you told me 20 years ago I would be playing Unchained Melody, Spooky, Never My Love, and even To Sir With Love (! part of what I call our cross-dressing segment, not that we do), I would have thought you bonkers. But here we are!


Entered at Tue Jun 13 20:07:05 CEST 2017 from (108.174.162.3)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Nux

Hi Nux. Same e mail. In Estevan Saskatchewan just now. Home in a few days.


Entered at Tue Jun 13 17:43:26 CEST 2017 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Jason Isbell

Thanks b. lee, much enjoying the Jason Isbell listen. Band connections: Jason and his group opened for Levon's band in Levon's final years... and was formerly part of the Drive-By Truckers, who wrote the song "Danko/Manuel".


Entered at Tue Jun 13 17:14:55 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.45)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, I'm sure Keith Robinson was held in check. He's generally very powerful. I used Keith on a session i never released, & he's inventive, and a power house. Plus, like I indicated, i saw plenty of him live. In conversation with me, Keith Doder, referred to him as the Mad Murderer, figuratively addressing the power of his drumming.


Entered at Tue Jun 13 15:36:54 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Jason Isbell

Still flogging the NPR First Listen site. (No, they are not paying me.) This is a great site to hear new music, but only for a short time before its official release, when you then need to go to Spotify or some other pay site. I'm a cheap bastard so it works for me. Currently (for a limited time) is available Jason Isbell's latest, "The Nashville Sound". This guy has sh*t to say. Personal stuff. Moving stuff. While I have heard his name, not familiar with his work. But this is good. Get it while it lasts.


Entered at Tue Jun 13 14:18:58 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

What we need Jeff, is Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie's rhythm section (John McVie, Mick Fleetwood)on the "Chuck" album, and conversely in spite of his great age, Chuck sounded younger and more vital than Lindsey Buckingham sounds on "Sleeping Around The Corner.'

Maybe the drums were told, like the bass, to be very unobtrusive on the Chuck album, but "Jamaica Moon" cries out for Sly & Robbie. Or Bakitho Kumalo & Steve Gadd in an ideal world. My immediate impression on "Chuck" was weak rhythm section … something he was used to after all those tours with pick up bands.


Entered at Tue Jun 13 09:50:19 CEST 2017 from (197.245.248.35)

Posted by:

Nux

Location: Durban South Africa

Subject: Rockin Chair

Rockin' Chair:I have a few things I want to send you,same E_Mail ok?

Hope everyone is ok here in Band world! Cheers.


Entered at Mon Jun 12 21:11:30 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.45)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Dunc, 6 or 7 times & patience....? This project of mine. In a week or two it'll be 4 years ago...One of my guitarists, both names but younger one just hit 50, the other is mid 40s, was overdubbing a solo. We tracked a 5 piece band live for 6 songs in 6 - 7 hours with breaks, but after we tracked the full band, the two guitarists were gonna add to two tracks. This track was getting two additional overdubs. Guitar player A must have been at his 14th take, & he had been getting there all along.The engineers thought he had it a few times, but i knew he had a virtuoso run in him, & he did too, so i didn't have to say a word, cause he wasn't pleased........ but we're at 13 or 14, & damn close & i knew he'd hit it on the next one. I felt the next one was it. I said: This next one's it.... - Simply, meaning i feel it coming. I needed to say that. Cause i pissed him off, & he said: Well, if you want it to sound like shit- Then, he nailed it...

I've had a vocalist who always comes ready, tip top.... show up after a emotional family trauma, with a rough voice from a gig two nights prior. One song to cut. We literally did 15 or 16 takes , not the whole song each time....The first 5 or 6 takes she was just working in...normally she's a one or two take vocalist... maybe a punch or two..... anyway this session, the engineer & i comped together what sounds like one brilliant take... One keeps comp graphs.....Still We probably spent two or more hours comping the vocal together- in protools. Tape woulda been much longer.


Entered at Mon Jun 12 20:50:54 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.45)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, I know Keith Robinson, Chuck's drummer. I can't speak for his performances with Chuck, as the only time i saw that band play was at the Pageant tribute to Johnnie, & honestly, i wasn't paying attention. But from what I've seen ( alot, with my friend RIP Keith Doder's Blue City Band)in general Keith Robinson is a damn good blues drummer. It's very possible he's relegated to a certain type of playing with Berry. Especially considering Marsala on bass.


Entered at Mon Jun 12 20:07:47 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Bass and Drums

Two recent mentions of bass and drums. Hmm. Might I have opinions on that?

Dunc, the addition of bass and drums, and the care with which they are applied, IMHO, can make or break a song or performance, although they certainly raise the volume in a live performance. It's a complex issue. The B&D, let's refer to them as they often are as the "Rhythm Section" are often overlooked. They can play too much, or play too little, but when they hit the "just right" an average song can turn into a memorable one.

Sometimes less is more. Listen to Sly’s Everyday People. The entire bass part is one note. But it is HOW that one note is played that makes all the difference.

The “rhythm” factor is the crux of the biscuit (as the late great Frank Zappa would say). A good rhythm section can convert the palest and least funky white boys into a Disco Inferno. Most guitar players don’t dance. There must be a reason, but generally it’s true. A good bass player DOES.

One key is whether the rhythm section LISTENS to each other, and to the band in toto. I’ve played with drummers who “play the song”, listening to their own mental radio, and not picking up any cues from me or anyone else. In rare occasions, I have played with drummers who DO listen and interact, which makes all the difference and is a lot more fun.

The other point is that guitarist or keyboardists or whomever can be “simply” strumming chords or playing fills, while the bass (and drums) are pretty much constantly moving, guiding the flow of the song from one chord to another, or verse to bridge, verse to chorus, etc. Case in point: The Beatles “All My Lovin’”. Not only is McCartney in constant motion, he is playing the verse bassline upside down, top to bottom. (It took me a while to figure this out!). He briefly plays the root notes, then leads the transition to the solo, which is a half step higher than the rest of the song. If you can, watch the Ed Sullivan performance to witness the outright glee that Mr. Harrison and the rest of the boys have in pulling THAT off. At the end of the solo, they go back to the original key. It’s the Rhythm Section that puts the ROCK into Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Peter (et. al) you might want to check out Beth Ditto's album on NPR First Listen if you can.



Entered at Mon Jun 12 14:49:46 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Chuck Berry's new one

Being critical … did anyone else get the “Chuck” album? Chuck is in VERY fine voice and form. Great material too. “Dutchman” seems to have a Robbie Robertson influence on it, down to “the wind must have blown him in …” (or for Robbie “blown me this way”)

It s a feast, far better than I would ever have expected … BUT shame about the rhythm section. The bass player has said in an interview that Chuck liked him because he stayed very simple and didn’t argue, but there’s a line between simple and turgid. John McVie does simple but with bounce and tone. This is just simple. It shows up most on ¾ Time (Enchiladas) and on Jamaica Moon where I longed for an inventive bassist and drummer who had the feel for these rhythms.

Definitely a great album, whatever.


Entered at Mon Jun 12 14:00:14 CEST 2017 from (216.197.184.110)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hair and There

Leaving Swift Current Saskatchewan,..,in the broad day light.😀😀😀


Entered at Mon Jun 12 12:24:08 CEST 2017 from (86.161.15.22)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That's a succint way of putting it, Fred.

Ah the rock n' roll years. Away to the nursery now.

Although I have played Rust Never Sleeps twice in a row. And listened closely!


Entered at Mon Jun 12 11:37:08 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Dunc: some critics (music, film, etc.) seem to be too verbose for their own good.


Entered at Mon Jun 12 10:28:05 CEST 2017 from (86.161.15.22)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Fred, I think that the critic has to find his copy of so many words, but this may lead him to writing something just to meeet the number of words the editor requires.

The other thing I used to think about critics was I wished they would be quicker at condemning filler tracks on albums. Some, back in the day, got too close to artists and weren't honest.

Peter, I know you analyse songs carefully in a way I don't. I think that over the years, at times, you play certain albums a few times, and if they are not up to scratch you'll never play them again. May be wrong about that.

I started listening in the wall of sound way, then I focused on the lead guitar, then got what the rhythm guitar was doing. I found it more difficult to understand how important the bass and drums were. Now, I've got the time, I'm a very good listener. I like sitting listening to my albums.

Jeff, interesting. I've never been in a studio, but I understand the effort that many people put into a track to get the correct sound. I've seen the documentaries. I don't think I would have the patience to record the same part six or seven times in a row.

Mixing - not a clue what is going on.

Thanks, everybody.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 21:17:16 CEST 2017 from (84.209.128.68)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

JRR venting about Muddy Waters in TLW


Entered at Sun Jun 11 16:32:02 CEST 2017 from (24.114.58.36)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Heart

Fred: Heart's an interesting case. As I understand it, the Wilson sisters moved north with their partners (a guitarist and a roadie) when the guys felt the need to avoid the draft. So they were all legal residents and counted as Canadian under the CanCon rules - hence the saturation airplay of the first album. Who knows what the Wilsons would have done had Jimmy Carter not issued the amnesty, but he did and they and their band did the sensible business thing and moved to action central. Heart's Vancouver-based produce-guitarist Howard Leese was also from the US originally, and had moved north with his own group several years earlier, possibly for the same reasons. But a lot of border-hopping was happening anyway because of proximity and the cross-border nature of the typical tour routes.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 16:29:41 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.147)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Dunc, listening is something been discussed here at various times by different folks. I talked about it more than once years ago too. It's not just musicians- in general people listen very differently. I always listened very intently, real deep, not just for parts, but for sound, & I always felt, or didn't feel music. From the time i was a kid.

But i can tell you, from the first time i ever took a band into a studio, i never listened the same way again.... And after my first mixing session, never listened to something for at least the first time the same way again. Then after the first mastering, the same- never listened the same way again.... I can & do listen casually, but the tendency to listen deep is there...

You'd be surprised how many great musicians, how many great working musicians, don't have great stereos or real stereos even....A lot only have boomboxes..


Entered at Sun Jun 11 14:12:23 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

On that, a few years ago a friend was asking what we saw in surround sound. As usual I put on The Eagles DVD where they come in one at a time on Hotel California. The woman concerned sings in a classical choir and listens to a lot of opera. She got quite angry about they "inability to sing" and how "they were all breathing wrongly." Odd as they sing sublimely, but not in "her way."

On singing, I did succumb and pick up Buckingham / McVie this morning. The first issue is that Lindsay sounds like Robbie. Now Robbie with his fascinating lyrics and narrative style, sounds great sounding like Robbie. However, Lindsay's forte is catchy hooks, and the 2017 singing sits somewhat uncomfortably with the "poppy" songs. It contrasts with his voice of a few decades ago.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 14:05:50 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Dunc, you’re right. I know musicians who can’t stay in a room if something’s out of tune on a record. Others will hear and distinguish every instrument. I distinguish most instruments when I listen, but speaking to some people who have never played anything, they hear it as Phil Spector would say, as a “wall of sound” and don’t think, “interesting bass “ or “nice piano.”


Entered at Sun Jun 11 11:42:20 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Dunc:

I'm convinced that most music critics hear music in a different way than most listeners do. And not necessarily in a better way, either. ; )


Entered at Sun Jun 11 10:47:07 CEST 2017 from (86.169.218.77)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Most of the Time

Thanks, Bassmanlee. I think it is a great song, but owes a lot to Daniel Lanois's production. I don't really know how he achieves this, but googled to find out. I really like Lanois's bass playing on the song, among many other components of the song. I like the tone, if that is the correct word, of the bass. Also great ending. Definitely Canadian in part.

There was a time many years ago when I raised a kite about a musician hearing a song in a different way from a non musician. I think there is something in this. But got no response many years ago.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 07:50:33 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.147)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Kevin: Jose Feliciano.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 07:31:29 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Kevin: Had the Pacific Northwest (the bit below BC) remained in British hands then become part of the Dominion once the great railroad was completed then Heart would have been a Canadian band. : )


Entered at Sun Jun 11 07:30:18 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.147)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Kevin, you are incorrect on dual citizenship..


Entered at Sun Jun 11 07:08:13 CEST 2017 from (24.114.84.198)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Not that it matters in the least but the Band's principle songwriter and visionary Robbie Robertson has never become a U.S. citizen - and as far as I know neither did Rick, Richard or Garth........ Though my favourite"American" band of the early 70's just might have been The Plastic Ono band......c'mon.......what's next, Hemmingway being described as a French writer or Heart as as a Canadian band?

perfectly explained, John D............and JT..... you can retire from combing your hair or from e-mails or from religion but never from the GB........not allowed.

Thereas May: form what I have read, she refused to condemn or comment in any way on the Orange Clown's just sickenning comments relating to the Mayor of London - Good Riddance to her !


Entered at Sun Jun 11 07:07:53 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

I never knew that about the MAPL criteria with regards to Canadian Content on the airwaves. I just thought Canadian Content applied to the membership of any band (the minimal presence of just one Canadian makes the band a Canadian one), or if the artists were based in Canada.

That old adage has been proven true yet once again---you do learn something new everyday.

So a big thank you to John D & Bill M.

JT: don't worry about all those Blue Jays fans....once the Jays start not playing well again, people will be jumping off the bandwagon and normalcy will be restored. ; )


Entered at Sun Jun 11 06:28:06 CEST 2017 from (184.66.35.201)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Canada

Subject: ~100 miles from Victoria

Great post, Bill M.

Watching Blue Jays/Seattle. 45,000 fans in the stadium; at least 35,000 are Blue Jay fans. We would have gone, but will wait for a sanity to return first.


Entered at Sun Jun 11 06:09:23 CEST 2017 from (24.114.71.168)

Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Thanks for weighing in with some background on CanCon and the MAPL logo in Canadian radio. When the rules first came out in 1970, only one of the four criteria needed to be met, so anything by the Band (4/5 Cdn) was counted as Canadian no matter who wrote the song; ditto Buffalo Springfield (3/5 Cdn). The two-of-four-criteria rule kicked in a year or two later. So the Band singing "I Shall Be Released" would get only an A, so wouldn't count. But the Band singing "This Wheel's On Fire" would get an M as well as an A so would count. And then the regulator allowed itself to be convinced to count BS&T as Canadian because the one Canadian, David Clayton Thomas, was the lead singer. And Mamas and Papas because Denny Doherty sang the hits. I believe they loosened up further to count groups with a Canadian who wasn't the lead singer (Lovin' Spoonful, Rascals, War, Mountain, Three Dog Night, Ultravox, Cutting Crew, etc.)


Entered at Sun Jun 11 05:54:07 CEST 2017 from (184.66.35.201)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Canada

Subject: Eh

Eh, Eh , Eh..

. I'm out of retirement for this post.

GARTH HUDSON - born Windsor, Ont (Detroit)

RICK DANKO - born Blayney (near Simcoe, Ont. (on way to Windsor) (Detroit)

RICHARD MANUEL - born Stratford, Ont. (on way to Windsor (Detroit)

ROBBIE ROBERTSON -born Toronto, Ont. (on way to Buffalo)

So yes, they are all 'American' (he said, tongue firmly in cheek).

I recall vividly the push to have Canadian content on radio (as described by my friend.) That was 'a big deal' here and I think it mattered ultimately to our homegrown talent

It was a tough go for most Canadian talent before that. There was real growth in Canada after those rules came in

More importantly, Levon and the Hawks cut their teeth in Toronto and environs and they will always be Canadian. But, without question, they created the foundation of a music form which defined Americana with 'Canadiana' overtones.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 19:56:11 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.163)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

John :-) . I was just looking to see if Norm was loaded & looking in this morning. The Band rightfully is a great source of pride for Canadians. Whenever I meet a Canadian I bring The Band up.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 19:48:21 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

To me, Rick, Robbie and Garth sound distinctly Canadian in speech. I don't know about Richard as I've heard very little except TLW.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 19:29:22 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.163)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

John...as a band, one could make the case they were a NY band. But really, I'm just back to American. Meaning in a way The U.S. & part of Canada.

I was speaking with a engineer the other day, & asked him where he was originally from. He said Canada, just over the Canadian side near Niagara Falls. I responded: " Then you're a New Yorker." He said "Thank you. I've been here 20 years.... "


Entered at Sat Jun 10 17:02:22 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I think of The Band as mainly Canadian … earlier I chose Soap Box Preacher, where Robbie chose to sing with Neil Young because Rick Danko pulled out. At the time he said he wanted a voice with that "high Canadian sound" like Rick or Richard.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 17:00:39 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: More Mo / Mo' Mo

I started looking for Mo Pitney on amazon uk, and he still is "MP3 only" on releases. No CDs. But the good news is I found out he is touring the UK in late August / early September. The bad news is that the nearest to me is Brighton (105 miles) and looks like a standing only box over a pub.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 16:03:04 CEST 2017 from (99.229.224.79)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Jeff A Canadian Eh?

Let me give you an answer from a radio perspective Jeff. Back in 1970 the CRTC (our version of the FCC) decreed that Canadian radio had to play 30% Canadian content. That is a story in its self. Now what constitutes The Band as Canadian content. The equation comes from the initials MAPL. Like maple leaf? Anyway M stands for music. A stands for artist. P stands for where it was produced and L stands for lyrics.

Therefore anything written by Robbie (that is music and lyrics) qualifies as Canadian Content. If The Band recorded an American song in Canada, that would be Canadian content. A for artist and P for produced in Canada.

Now it gets tricky. This Wheel's on Fire would not be Canadian content because only one of the writers was Canadian. Rick Danko.

Anyway an amusing way of looking at whether The Band was or is a Canadian commodity. In Radio it is. Canadians are fiercely proud of those born here even though they made their success in the USA. Some famous Canadians who live in the U.S. have dual citizenship. I don't blame any famous Canadian who has become an American citizen. After all it happened for them in the states. The Band is one of them. However I have interviewed them countless times and the four Canadians always remained proud of their Canadian identity and even Levon looked upon Canada as his adopted country.

An amusing way of looking at your question Jeff.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 10:55:12 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Four-fifths

I've never considered The Band as a band representing Canada. Lyrically and thematically I find them more American than Canadian (except for Acadian Driftwood naturally). But I don't think of them exclusively as an American band either, despite the previously mentioned fact nor due to Levon's presence and influence, and their time spent in the States.

There's a lot of going back and forth, I find, with labelling them a Canadian or an American band.

Perhaps that is a testament to their true strength....not belonging to either or, but to all. Borderlessness.

Conversely I think of Neil Young, despite his long tenure below the 49th parallel, to be a Canadian recording artist.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 10:53:45 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney "Country" link.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 08:55:23 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Mo Pitney

We saw Mo Pitney live at the Grand Old' Oprey in Nashville and I have been waiting for him to release an album ever since. Incredible writer and singer.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 08:52:14 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.174)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Can The Band be counted as Canadian? They were, possibly still are, a legal U.S of A enterprise. Never were a Canadian business. Mercedes & Toyota may be German & Japanese companies that do business in the U.S., even build product here, but, they were business entities of their homelands prior.. The Band members came to the U.S., & planted, started anew...... And they are considered the inventors of Americana. And they all stayed in the U.S.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 08:21:21 CEST 2017 from (24.114.84.198)

Posted by:

Kevin J

"Take care of all your memories/for you can't relive them" - Bob Dylan

but sometimes you can......and Mike Nomsd - I am so happy you are....and for those you don't know Grand Bend holds a very special place in The Hawks/The Band lore and if you visit even now you will at least be able to see a reference to Joni Mitchell''s brilliant lyric about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot........and I've parked there and thought about Mike and others having seen rock n roll beauty even if it came with the broken glass fist-a-cuffs mayhem of battle-royals amongst the ladies....

Thank you, Dunc........ Just back from an F1 party and too blasted to make a Canadian list but shall do so.....just walked by the apartment building where Jesse Winchester's band-mate and friend Jimmy Oliver lived and was thinking of him.... Hope he is ok..... - really gentle and beautiful guy Jimmy was/is ( hope ) .. and, Peter, Jesse didn't just record a few albums in Canada - he lived, bled and was reborn in Montreal. A beautiful man....... and a massive NOD to Robbie Robertson and Albert Grossman for promoting the talent that was........and, Bill M.....if you ever split, it really is Mongolia time..and If Peter ever leaves, it's a Facebook future where the best you could ever hope for is "Hey Robbie, love your guitar"


Entered at Sat Jun 10 03:37:21 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.174)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, are you guys celebrating or is it too soon? I know you got chaos, but is it good chaos? Dan Rather said that even though you guys did elect more left of center politicians, which of course is good, the present resulting instability is good for Russia. I'm asking, cause i don't know. Maybe you have thoughts.


Entered at Sat Jun 10 03:19:30 CEST 2017 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Misery and Gin

Was going to link to one of my favourite country singers these days, Mo Pitney but I see clickable links have been disabled. Figures. Anyway Mo and his sister, Holly, are worth checking out on Youtube.

Rough spring on the coast. Pack ice tight to shore. No navigation. Frost last night.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 23:53:55 CEST 2017 from (174.88.218.36)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Thanks, Dunc. Always good to hear from you.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 22:47:50 CEST 2017 from (86.166.135.136)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks, guys.

I'll check out your nominations guys. Much of the music I don't know. Started with 'Fuck I Hate The Cold' today, Fred. Really enjoyed it.

K.D. Laing is really great music. I had a younger friend I used to travel to the football with on Saturdays all over Scotland and he played K.D. Laing all the time. Great music and happy times. Need to get some of her music. Thanks, Peter.

Jesse Winchester did become a Canadian citizen, but moved to America before his death. I didn't know of him until this GB, but bought one of his later albums recently and really enjoy it. It's a 'New Grass' album, which ties in with my Maura O'Connell albums. That sounds knowledgeable, but I don't know what the fuck I am talking about. Only found out about this through reading our old friend, Dlew's post on Toppermost. Just really like Maura working with Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck.

I also liked the Ron Sexsmith documentary and concert we saw on BBC 4. Meant to follow this up, but did nothing about it.

Always enjoy your posts, Mike Nomad and glad you have found happiness.

Just too much music.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 21:35:14 CEST 2017 from (75.98.19.133)

Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc - Ya done good! As have PV and KJ. My eight with or without geographic references would include "Half-Closed Eyes" by Kensington Market, "You Make Me High" by Luke and the Apostles, "Stomp" by Sadie Buck and Robbie Robertson, "Rockin' Chair" by the Band, "Lovers In A Dangerous Time" by Barenaked Ladies, "Mad Birds of Prey" by Influence, "When A Tree Falls" by Bruce Cockburn, "At the Hundredth Meridian" by the Tragically Hip". This moment anyway. /n Re Jesse Winchester, I'm pretty sure he was a Canadian citizen; don't know if he had to or chose to or did give up his American.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 19:11:07 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: k.d. lang

How do you get on with the k.d. lang version of A Case of You? I prefer it to the original even. (LINK to k.d.)

Thanks for mention of the Buckingham / McVie - I would have just picked it up tomorrow, but now I'll check first.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 17:59:06 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: South of the border. South of the Mason-Dixon, technically

Subject: Canadian songs and new stuff

Dunc, nice list. Hard to pick THE ONE song by such as the Band. Good choice, though, who else could have captured that nostalgia and regret so well? Joni, I would have picked Case of You or River. Leonard, I would pick Closing Time. Four Strong Winds, and Crazy River are winners for sure. Most of the Time is an unheralded gem by the Bard. There multiple versions of this, one appearing on Tell Tale Signs, much simpler with just guitar and harmonica, but loses the Daniel L connection. Both have their points. The rest I will have to look up, even with a good deal of BARK in the collection.

I’ve been hyping the NPR First Listen site (to the sound of crickets in the night), but the lineup at the moment is pretty strong, including Steve Earle, Fleet Foxes, and the last Chuck Berry. Maybe y’all in different zones can’t get to it?

Kind of disappointed in the Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie collaboration, most of which has all of the drawbacks (IMO) of later Fleetwood Mac…overproduction, sonic manipulation, artificial feel…and, in the process, often making Christine sound a bit like Stevie. A few, simpler and more compelling tunes turn up near the end. Game of Pretend and Carnival Begin, the last song on the disk. The latter finally brings back Ms. McVie as we remember her. Play it backwards?


Entered at Fri Jun 9 17:56:45 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I've been returning to Jesse Winchester too, and the first albums were recorded in Canada. But "I'll build a bridge and walk there to get away from all this snow…" Not too Canadian that one.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 17:45:02 CEST 2017 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

I've been listening a lot to Jesse Winchester's music lately... he is missed and fondly remembered. And an honorary Canadian!


Entered at Fri Jun 9 16:27:13 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: the real me

Bill M- no harm done! Although for a minute I had wondered if my evil twin had appeared on the scene again. Yes there is an aptly-named Finland in NW Ontario with a healthy population of people originally from that country although I don't know if Neil Young ever ventured there during his stay in the area.

I suppose one could add the Hip's Bobcaygeon or 50 Mission Cap or even Last American Exit for Canadian Content. Also Bruce Cockburn's Coldest Night of the Year for shout-outs to Yonge St., the Scarborough horizon, etc.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 15:29:04 CEST 2017 from (174.88.218.36)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Glory days

Kevin, yes, in love again, to my first summer sweetheart back in . . . well, that's of no importance. But me turn my back on the GB and the Hawks? Pas jamais, mon ami. Some things are indeed sacred. But I was back to the Bend again last Sunday with my rediscovered love in tow, and I basked in those beachside memories of so many years ago . . . yes, of the Hawks, too. A nice feeling amid the creaking of my arthritic hips and knees. So keep on cranking out your thoughts in the GB, my friend, cuz I love read them. And all the others, too. It's a unique pleasure of mine even if I remain somewhat passive in my own thoughts about our guys. But I can still remember, thank goodness. Time hasn't robbed me of that.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 15:27:53 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I hope k.d.lang reads this and decides she needs to do a Volume II of 49th Parallel.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 14:20:57 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Peter: Not PC....but PQ. As in Province du Quebec. Or Parti Quebecois if you are so politically inclined. ; )


Entered at Fri Jun 9 14:11:32 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Oh! Canada, only eight, eh?

Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot

(As a Great Lakes boy...you'd think I'd pick the song about the Edmund Fitzgerald, but no.)

Born In Ontario - Neil Young

Fuck, I Hate The Cold - Cowboy Junkies

The Last Saskatchewan Pirate - Captain Tractor

Metropolitan Life - BB Gabor

Runnin' Back to Saskatoon - The Guess Who

Shoe Box - Barenaked Ladies

Fireworks - The Tragically Hip


Entered at Fri Jun 9 13:52:26 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 8 More

Dunc, a brilliant way to get back into the music, and don’t we all need it. I’ll take your eight Canadians … but I’ll do my own eight too …. and I’ve managed one in French to be PC. I’ve also given bonus points for Canadian references.

Helpless – Neil Young & The Band, TLW

Acadian Driftwood – The Band

Soap Box Preacher- Robbie Robertson (with Neil Young)

Dreamland – Joni Mitchell (It’s a long long way from Canada …)

A Case of You – k.d. lang (written by Joni … Oh, Canada!)

Alexandra Leaving – Leonard Cohen

Jolie Louise - Daniel Lanois

Powderfinger- The Cowboy Junkies (improved version)

Or an album? Obviously "49th Parallel" by k.d. lang does the whole job though she has no Robbie / Band songs on there.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 13:21:17 CEST 2017 from (24.114.100.79)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: woops

That last one was me. Sorry Greg!


Entered at Fri Jun 9 12:40:13 CEST 2017 from (24.114.100.79)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: there is a town in north Ontario ...

GregD: Thanks for the suggestion. I had no idea.

That reminds me to say that I went to a closing-night celebration for the Hard Rock Cafe on Yonge Street (previously Friars Tavern, where Dylan first practiced with the Hawks) and got to talking to a young woman from Thunder Bay who is a big Neil Young fan and knew all about his days in TBay in the '60s. A few days later I was talking to a new young EA at work who is a big fan of the Band and TLW. So there's hope.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 12:32:15 CEST 2017 from (86.167.98.159)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Canadian Desert Island Discs

Ok, Kevin a post. And for all of my fellow Canadians, here's my Canadian desert island discs. You know the format of this British institution - only allowed 8 discs. These songs are brilliant. Oh and eight different artists. But I could only get it down to nine.

The Band 'Rockin' Chair'. What great song do you pick? Love the Band.

Robbie Robertson 'Somewhere Down The Crazy River'. When I needed to watch a film, I would play this song and visualise the film it portrays. Great song. Perhaps more popular in Europe. Love this song.

Joni Mitchell 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Love this song, too. I bought this as a single, probably one of the last singles I bought. The next year I was into LPs. Great pop song, but a protest song too. What could say it more clearly than 'You don't know what you've got. Till it's gone.' Still play the album often.

Leonard Cohen 'Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye' - version from the Live in London album. One of the greatest shows I have ever seen when I saw it in Glasgow. Love this song and this version of the song. Goosepimples song. You hear every word and the musicianship is brilliant.

Ian and Sylvia 'Four Strong Winds'. Love this song. Heard it in the folk clubs round about 1970 for the first time, then Neil Young's great version. This GB took me into Ian and Sylvia.

Neil Young 'Powderfinger'. I'm playing all the classic Neil music just now. Absolutely outstanding music. Another retirement project. Love this song and many other Neil songs.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings 'Down By The Henry Moore' The GB got me into this band. Thanks Bill M and the late Steve. Love this song and their entire work. Strangely it was written by a guy who was born up the road from where I live now.

Gordon Lightfoot 'Early Morning Rain'. Again had real difficulty choosing a song, but this song seems to have been with me all my life. Lucky to have seen Gordon last year. Another great show. Band grooved along brilliantly. Love this song.

Bob Dylan 'Most of the Time'. This brilliant song owes much to Daniel Lanois, and I needed something by this great Canadian musician on the desert island. Give this song a listen again, if you haven't done lately. Track was cut to a drum machine, but Lanois also had a drummer playing a hip hop beat. Lanois played bass and overdubbed four Les Paul parts to create the string quartet effect. (I read up about this song a couple of years ago). And of course words and tune by a Nobel prize winner. Love this song.

OK, my fellow Canadians and others, how did I do? Comments please.


Entered at Fri Jun 9 07:53:48 CEST 2017 from (24.114.54.83)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Doris Marie.....

.....almost like the ashes of The Lost Generation....but nice to see new people discussing The Band....I believe "Testimony" to be the best biography ever written by a rock n roller. Just like TLW - nothing even comes close........Please stick around.....LINK''s are gone, BEG's gone, Todd's gone, Pat B is gone, Dunc is gone, JT is gone , Al Edge is gone, Bob F is gone ( hurry on back Bob - "Bukow and Konig" - a German detective show is brilliant ), and my all-time favourite Mike Nomad has fallen in love and forgotten all about The Hawks and The Band.....ahhhhhh......fuck it - I've still got Jim Comey and my pal Norm is in fine form and enjoying a fine retirement.....as good as this life can get which is good enough - Cheers......and thanks to Fred and Jeff - gallant knights both - Canadian Grand Prix weekend in Montreal - Happy Days !


Entered at Thu Jun 8 21:02:22 CEST 2017 from (198.103.109.141)

Posted by:

DorisMarie LaTour

Location: Toronto

Subject: Testimony

I loved the book Testimony and having grown up in the Beaches during the 60's, many places of interest were familiar.


Entered at Thu Jun 8 17:10:27 CEST 2017 from (218.94.151.201)

Posted by:

GregD

Subject: Flying Finns

Bill M/Fred- while you're at it, once you hit Thunder Bay, you might as well keep going west until you actually hit Finland (the Ontario town that is). I can't remember if the restaurants are any good but at least you can say you're there.


Entered at Thu Jun 8 15:57:29 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Election day here … just talking to people, in this area at least, I have never seen such little interest in an election before. No discussion. No enthusiasm.


Entered at Thu Jun 8 05:18:13 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Bill M: good idea.


Entered at Thu Jun 8 04:53:55 CEST 2017 from (24.114.85.168)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: dining in Port Art

Fred: Better yet - you, me and NwC. How you say table for three?


Entered at Thu Jun 8 04:38:37 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Jeff: Nope. I've been on top of things.....put all the laundry in a pile and lit it on fire. ; )


Entered at Thu Jun 8 04:19:59 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.172)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Fred, those dirty clothes must be piling up.


Entered at Thu Jun 8 01:17:02 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Bill M: yes. The universe wants you to make a trip to the Port Arthur section of Thunder Bay to have lunch at the Hoito (fine Finnish dining at reasonable prices) : )


Entered at Wed Jun 7 22:23:26 CEST 2017 from (207.236.37.163)

Posted by:

Bill M

NwC: There was a letter to the editor in yesterday's paper from a guy named Ilkka. The middle of his surname was also "kk", which seems to be a Finnish quirk - though he claimed to be from Ontario. And then a friend sent me a deck promoting a company from Aalto named Utopia. Is the universe trying to send me a message?


Entered at Wed Jun 7 12:17:35 CEST 2017 from (158.39.165.138)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

This lovely photo popped up on FB a little while ago. Can't remember having seen it before (not that *that* means much -- our memory nowadays is no longer what it never used to be :-)


Entered at Wed Jun 7 04:22:19 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.67)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Another linked article about the Lion Of London Bridge

I made a post with two copy & paste links earlier, it hasn't shown up yet


Entered at Wed Jun 7 03:51:06 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.67)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Subject: A Footer & a Brooklynite

A Footer & a Brooklynite stood up in the London terror attacks. I don't doubt others did as well.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-bridge-terror-attack-fk-fuck-you-im-millwall-hero-roy-larner-football-fan-lion-of-london-a7775246.html

http://abc7ny.com/2065610/


Entered at Tue Jun 6 18:08:37 CEST 2017 from (65.92.195.202)

Posted by:

Bill M

Rockin Chair: You found a woman who appreciates Monty Python humour? Good for you!!


Entered at Tue Jun 6 16:28:46 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Wewease Wodewick!!

Susan and I are leaving tomorrow to drive out to Estevan, Saskatchewan to visit Susan's son and his family. I want to leave you with this one little thought.

Just now as we had breakfast, Susan was telling me the difficult time the Whitehouse staff was having trying to keep up with "Tweets" and all the rest of the mayhem there.

I said, remember the scene in the Life of Brian when Ceaser was trying to talk to all those Jewish people. They were all yelling at him "Wewease Woderwick and rolling on the ground laughing. I said it's kind of like that. I thought she was going to pee herself.

I don't know if any of you have seen this. Our old friend Lars posted it on Face Book. A picture of the old politicians with long white wigs deliberating. One guy is saying, "Maybe we should put something in the constitution in case the people elect a fucking moron."


Entered at Tue Jun 6 09:42:38 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.67)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Norm, the lunatic been mentally ill since day one on the planet. He's not the first mental patient to get to play leader. He'll be out unless he blows us all up first. but I bet they have cameras up his ass just in case....


Entered at Tue Jun 6 01:27:36 CEST 2017 from (24.222.133.112)

Posted by:

joe j

Shoulder to shoulder guys.


Entered at Tue Jun 6 00:20:52 CEST 2017 from (114.75.199.163)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Dylan's newly released Nobel Prize lecture is brilliant and well worth checking out.


Entered at Tue Jun 6 00:07:34 CEST 2017 from (85.164.127.169)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Levon, King Biscuit Blues Fest, Helena, AR, 1989


Entered at Mon Jun 5 19:04:00 CEST 2017 from (65.92.195.202)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: celebration of Levon's music, Toronto, this Friday

CELEBRATION OF LEVON HELM V - Hugh's Room Live Friday, June 9th 8:30pm

Levon Helm came to Toronto with Ronnie Hawkins and helped bring Rock n Roll and R&B to Southern ON. The Hawks were the best band and the biggest draw for years on the bar circuit.

Levon went on to play with the BAND and had a solo career after their break-up as both an actor, and bandleader with the RCO All Stars (his first studio album after The BAND.)

We have been honoured to dedicate a night at Hugh's Room live for the past five years to honour one of Toronto's favourite adopted sons.

We have Jerome Levon Avis (Levon's godson) on drums, Jesse O'Brien, (Colin James Band) Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues band) and musical director Lance Anderson with a nine piece band and 4 horns.

Don't miss this wonderful night of remembrance as we play music from all eras of Levon's career. Jerome's Dad Bill knew Levon for 52 years, longer than most marriages, he says. He was a roadie for the Hawks and became Road manager for Bob Dylan and the BAND.

It will be a wonderful night. get your tickets today.

dinner reservations: 416 533-5483


Entered at Mon Jun 5 16:00:37 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Half Cocked

I understand your thinking Peter, but that's not it at all. Remember the old phrase, "With hold evaluation until comprehension is complete". That is something Trump does not have the capacity to do. He picks out certain words. Then without understanding the meaning fully he starts squacking like a parrot, (they call it tweeting which is stupid). He read the words "don't be alarmed", without completing the sentence, which was, "don't be alarmed if you see much more of a police presence on your streets." That was meant to protect people more. That is beyond that fool's understanding.

Have you all been watching what he does whenever he screws up like that? He goes and plays golf. They are keeping a records of how many times he has played golf since he took office, (which he was criticizing Obama for). He will apparently spend more money on his recreation in his first year than Obama did in 8 years. Now he is supposed to have asked congress for one billion dollars for security for him and his family. 23 million for Trump Towers alone.


Entered at Mon Jun 5 12:14:20 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I suspect Trump sees the Mayor's name, and jumps immediately to the wrong conclusions.


Entered at Mon Jun 5 10:48:45 CEST 2017 from (219.89.11.235)

Posted by:

Rod

Trumps comments about the mayor of London should have been enough to get him shown the door. Another aweful incident but good to see the British police and public responding so well.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 20:53:36 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.243)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

BTW, though i never did & don't consider Twitler my President, that's just a personal statement or some such... The fact is, he's the President of the U.S. right now.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 19:51:24 CEST 2017 from (67.84.76.243)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete,it's underwhelming to say this is more awful & increasingly frequent horror. The only thing i can add to what you wrote is that Israel is clearly in the intelligence fight against this, & though the U.S. intelligence community 's contribution in the past was vast, i realize because of our President, it's being compromised.............But, our intelligence community is one of the best, & dedicated to fighting territrory & the safety of the civilized world & peoples.

Twitler & his associates will be removed, either jailed or discredited. all of em.. Kushner,Flynn, Ivanka, Pence, Manafort, Stone, Sessions, Ryan, McConnell, hopefully Bannon & Priebus. It will be possible to trust intelligence with the next administration.

. So much was known prior to the election, & even then, when it would be mentioned, & then disappear, I suspected that 1)the political uproar would be deafening & too tumukltuous justtrying to quickly discredit Twitler prior ..2) the only way to root out everyone would be to l et it run it's course. The day of the election i had a bad feeling. I bet many in the know had it prior & worse....I suspect they knew thwe possibility of a Twitler win existed, & that if he lost or won, the investigations would continue, & the onlly way to gain the conclusive evidence to nailing everyone of em, would be exhausting, infuriating, obstructed, etc etc.

The fact that terrorists are radicalized by the internet today is maddening- Your neighbor is a potential terrorist. It's how it is where i live.... There's a huge Muslim community in NY, & in my neighborood, we've got thousands of Arabic muslims, the women were the fulll blck getups, you just see their eyes. Then there's thousands of other knds of Muslims in the neighborhood. I interact with em allday long. So many are just normal people. The women who wear regular clothes, speak English really e well, act ike any other person, & really enjoy being in the U.S. are great....

We're in an insane time. This is a seemingly impossible to cure problem... The good people have to be embraced, we need their support. And the job of exposing the threats is endless.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 19:28:18 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Caroline or Change

As it's a musical, I've linked my review of "Caroline or Change" - allegedly a soul / gospel / Tamla Motown musical too.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 18:33:07 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I agree, Norm. Mind you the 8 million dollars from joining the exclusive club came in useful, and the witch doctor has me beating away women from the door. I'm still waiting for the bank transfer from the Nigerian princess though.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 17:32:27 CEST 2017 from (84.209.133.141)

Posted by:

jh

Location: Oslo, Norway
Web: My link

Subject: Look Ma...

...I am posting a link!


Entered at Sun Jun 4 16:27:00 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Unwanted cyber pollution

A great improvement without having to sift thru the cyber pollution. I can't e mail from the above source, it tells me something about "server not properly installed".


Entered at Sun Jun 4 14:03:09 CEST 2017 from (84.209.133.141)

Posted by:

jh

Hm. Someone does not like our new politics here regarding posting of links. The server access log file from the last 24 hours show thousands of automated (failed) attempts to post ads in the guestbook this night and early morning, mostly from a server supposedly located in the Ukraine. This is meaningless...

Btw, if you *do* want to continue to contribute to the community by posting links to YouTube videos and articles and other goodies here in the GB, please drop us an e-mail and we'll lead you through the secret entrance.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 10:39:55 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

What can you say? This latest outrage hits us hard. This is the area of London where we always stay. Either in a hotel within the cordoned off area, or an apartment which often has us walking across the road at the end of London Bridge just after ten. We've eaten at three of the places mentioned in the news. The BBC report shows the Menier theatre in the background. People with hands on their heads were walking past our favourite breakfast place.

What does annoy me is that the BBC are so mealy mouthed. The word is not "died" nor "killed". it is "murdered." The people are not "attackers" they're "terrorists" or "murderers." In an hour of BBC news the only person to mention the "M-word" or "I-word" was an eyewitness who also reported what they were shouting. So we're left to wonder whether these "attackers" might be Christians, Jews, disaffected Buddhists, Taoists, Druids, Sikhs or Hindus. Hmm. You know, I reckon they weren't from any of those groups.

It's why BREXIT is such a bad idea. Now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with France, Germany, Belgium, Spain … all the places that have suffered the same. We need to share intelligence, work together. Here ends the political message. No, it doesn't, sorry, I'm in the mood this morning … we have both major parties accepting Brexit. Even the loony Farage says that on a 1.5% margin, if it had been the other way, he would have asked for a second referendum. As the Times pointed out this week, with the over 60s returning a pro-Brexit majority, and the under-45s a strong "Remain" vote, then since the referendum, more of the older Brexit group will have either shuffled off this mortal coil or be too demented to vote, while many people will have gone from 17 to 18 and be able to vote.


Entered at Sun Jun 4 00:24:58 CEST 2017 from (34.125.114.128)

Posted by:

LHS

Web: My link

All-star "The Weight"


Entered at Sat Jun 3 20:33:02 CEST 2017 from (24.114.75.9)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Is Your Love in Vain

With a nod to Expecting Rain, do take the time to visit YouTube and watch/listen to the great Ian Hunter from 1981 do Bob Dylan's "Is Your Love in Vain"


Entered at Sat Jun 3 18:16:25 CEST 2017 from (84.209.133.141)

Posted by:

jh

Loser. Johnny says hi.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 14:07:55 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I guess a non clickable link is just copy and paste and you know what you're linking to. I worry though about some of our regulars who will now need another source for their "male vitality" pills.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 13:16:53 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Gotcha!

Phew! For a while I thought something was wrong with my computer.

Can't fault you for that.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 13:13:08 CEST 2017 from (84.209.133.141)

Posted by:

jh

Subject: Link

The "post a clickable link"-option in the GB has been removed to (hopefully) stop some of the idiots and the (meaningless) spammers that are pestering us with semi-automated posting of ads. If you still want to be able to post a clickable link here, send us an e-mail and we'll (maybe) tell you how.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 13:06:26 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: JH's Test....for which I would have studied had I known...

All well and nice (your link), but on the guestbook sign in page this is what I find:

Name

Subject

I'm from

No Link

However earlier today it was there.

I shall refresh my browser to see what happens.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 12:31:12 CEST 2017 from (84.209.133.141)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Testing

1...2...3


Entered at Sat Jun 3 12:07:30 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

I'd pull out the nail, but I don't have the energy to copy and paste the links you posted. I've been spoiled by the link option. Or I'm just plain lazy. Either way....


Entered at Sat Jun 3 12:01:05 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.30)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Fred. You certainly do. We corrected your stance last week. Pull that nail out of your foot already.

https://www.jbprince.com/garde-manger/japanese-fish-bone-plier.asp?gclid=CM3KnoC1odQCFYiLswodadwKUg

http://www.fujiya-kk.com/en/ The Pliers & Nippers Co.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 06:02:46 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Jeff: I stand corrected....the link option does seem to have disappeared.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 06:00:30 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Sgt. Pepper at 50

NPR's Fresh Air had a good interview with George Martin's son about the Sgt. Pepper's reissue. And today there were two interviews (from the show's archives) with Paul & Ringo.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 05:52:47 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Jeff: could be you've had too much Canadian Club. ; )


Entered at Sat Jun 3 03:51:41 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.30)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Has the link option been removed? It's not showing up for me.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 03:49:46 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.30)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Subject: http://www.canadianclub.com/us/agegate.html

Yup, i saw McDonald before i shut it off at 1:51 in..... Man, you just ain't no fun Norm. Back when i was 16, we all used to take the same amount of windowpane or purple haze before we shared experiences.... That's it, i gotta go get a Canadian Club.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 01:46:25 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: With Vince Gill

Carl Perkins, Leon Russell, Lee Roy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis, Little Jimmy Dickens, drummer of Kentucky Head Hunters, Fred Young, Bruce Hornsby, Delbert McClinton, Michael McDonald, Leland Sklar, Kevin Welch, Kelly Willis, and Reba McIntire.


Entered at Sat Jun 3 01:07:40 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.30)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Norm, by 1;51 into the video i recognized, at the very least, Carl Perkins, Richard Bennett i think, Leon Russell, I wanna say Leland Sklar but realize i may be wrong on that call, Fred Young, the Kentucky headhunters drummer, that' three long beards already.... And then i stopped myself. With all courtesy intended, if i'm answering your question, we gotta start out even. I got one big Lagunitas in the freezer.Did you watch that video stone cold sober, or how many do i need to knock down to catch up before i really start counting for real? :-)

That Rodney Crowell show I posted about catching a while back.......some one i know caught it at City Winery in Nashville, they didn't get Roseanne Cash, Steuart Smith or John Wayne White as guests, but they did get Vince Gill, who was a former bandmate of Rodney's....


Entered at Fri Jun 2 21:31:46 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: Well, you know...
Web: My link

Subject: Mr. Grenadier

Copied right from the website, his name is Larry Grenadier. I've never heard of him, although he has played with Brad Mehldau, among others (see link).

Peter, to tie things together, check out "Cannonball Plays Zawinal" Have Mercy On Me, indeed.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 19:12:28 CEST 2017 from (67.70.148.126)

Posted by:

Bill M

b.lee: Larry Grenadier on bass - seem like a spellchecker thing to me, though I can't claim to know today's jazz bassists.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 18:36:13 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Talkin' About Vince Gill

Looking at this old Vince Gill video, take a look at how many people play with him on this song and see how many you can name.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 18:20:02 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Cannonball

Cannonball Adderley's Capitol 45s have "SOUL JAZZ" printed on them in the 1965 UK edition … so they creep towards the soul section.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 18:18:07 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

My main Weather Report playlist has 8 of your 10 too.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 18:15:35 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Weather report

I have an iPad Playlist which I very often listen to before going to sleep on headphones. This has five Weather Report tracks:

Adios (Sweetnighter)

A Remark You Made (Heavy Weather)

Badia (Tale Spinnin')

The Juggler (Heavy Weather)

Jungle Book (Mysterious Traveller)

The playlist also has

Blue Bolero - Abdullah Ibrahim

Bolivia - Gato Barber

El Segadors - Charlie Haden

It works for me. Because I have also had to move the hi-fi for 3 weeks, I was just checking it still worked with the track I have used for years … Birdland by Weather Report in the Gold remaster edition. Try it - the quality of the system shows on whether you can hear Jaco's left hand on the strings with no right hand.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 16:38:17 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Weather Report

Peter, I would put Weather Report there too.

I rarely make compilations, or what we used to call "car tapes" but did one of WR

Cucumber Slumber (Mysterious Traveller)
American Tango (Mysterious Traveller
Teen Town (Heavy Weather)
Barbary Coast (Black Market)
Boogie Woogie Waltz (Sweetnighter)
Herandnu (Black Market)
125th Street Congress (Sweetnighter)
Black Market (Black Market)
Nubian Sundance (Mysterious Traveller)
Non-Stop Home (Sweetnighter

Obviously favoring the earlier albums. By the time "9:30" came out, I had moved on, I guess.

Hope you have some Jazz Crusaders and Cannonball Adderly in that pile as well...


Entered at Fri Jun 2 16:35:39 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Eagles Fly on Friday

Jeff, at this point in time, I suspect most warring factions in bands have mellowed on the basis that (a) they’re all “partial to a payday” and (b) they can afford to travel without close proximity and have separate dressing rooms. As you say, they “understand the gig.”


Entered at Fri Jun 2 16:24:47 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Jazz covers that worked …

Not all of them do. Two that really did work were Miles Davis doing Time After Time (LINKED, Live) and Human Nature. I don't know if I have enough jazz to judge. In my sorting out of LPs today I decided to have a "premium section" in one room. I just moved Weather Report from the jazz section to "premium."


Entered at Fri Jun 2 16:20:54 CEST 2017 from (67.84.77.211)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Pete, the most interesting thing in the new Eagles situation is Vince Gill. Despite the fact that he'll be a hired hand, & he's a professional, I doubt Henley can fuck with him. Though he understands the gig, there's only so much he'd take, & I think that even Henley would be careful how he behaves towards him. So there's some chance this might be a looser Eagles thing if it is to progress.

All that said, beyond specific songs, I'm not a fan.

Now if any combination of Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Rick Roberts, John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen,Jaydee Maness, & a drummer got a version of the Flying Burritos, Desert Rose Band, or Flying Rose Band together, I'd be looking forward to it.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 16:10:01 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA
Web: My link

Subject: Hudson

Now here's one, as Rod Sterling used to say "for your consideration".

An upcoming release by jazz a 'super-group' (read, one-off collaboration) between guitarist John Scofield, drummer Jack DeJonnette, keyboardist John Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier under the moniker “Hudson”.

Selections include Bob's "Lay, Lady, Lay" and "Hard Rain", Joni's "Woodstock", Jimi's "Wait Until Tomorrow" and Our Boys' "Up on Cripple Creek", with an unrecognizable, somewhat Garth-esque intro amongst more jazz-oriented compositions, old and new. Not sure if this actually works, even though I am a fan of Scofield, not so much of Mr. DeJohnette. (The first Mrs. Lee once proposed developing a device that would send an electric current through Jack's drum stool after every 1000 cymbal hits. The "Jack DeJonette Excessive Cymbal Use Electrocution Device".)

This is pretty gnarly stuff, possibly indulgent improvisational excess, IMHO. Not sure why jazz guys in their later years seem to be recording 60s/70s pop songs. (See Herbie Hankock.) Maybe they are tired of playing the "classic standards" playbook, now co-opted by aging rockers. (See Rod Stewart.)

Listen. Discuss. Maybe we can get back to talking about music.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 11:03:04 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

We are decorating our main listening room. It is lined with CDs and LPs and I've been boxing up the CDs to move for the next couple of weeks and am now on the LPs. Because the racks were full, CDs and LPs from the last few years are elsewhere and I've been trying to integrate them back into some sort of order as I pack them. And yes, David Powell was on my mind yesterday when I started on the LPs and handled the first Allman Brothers (which I'd forgotten I had) and Brothers & Sisters which is my favourite. Well, actually, the only one I know well. I'm just up to K now. King Crimson.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 08:45:16 CEST 2017 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Eagles

I'd go to see them … Don Henley was great last year. You've still got half the "original" vocal parts. Good luck to them.

I can't imagine Queen without Freddie Mercury, or The Who without Roger Daltrey, but when you have several lead singers it's fair … e.g. the 90s Band without Richard.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 07:03:59 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.119)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Web: My link

Subject: New Eagles Line Up

No joke. See the link. If the kid's good, i love it. Talk about a helluva way to break in. Vince is a good move. Dropping Steuart Smith, if they are, is not a good move, but.........


Entered at Fri Jun 2 05:25:10 CEST 2017 from (24.114.66.134)

Posted by:

Kevin J

What a pleasant surprise to get in and see our pal bob w here and remembering/celebrating David P.....Beautifiul......Thank you, Bob.

"The old neighbourhood just ain't the same" without him.......isn't that right Ophelia...


Entered at Fri Jun 2 03:59:34 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Remembering David Powell

Yes thank you Bob, well said. David Powell was one of the most important sources of the electricity that kept this place operating. He is missed every day.

How are you Bob? Haven't been around or on the "Book" much lately.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 03:35:51 CEST 2017 from (67.70.148.126)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bob W: Thanks - yes, a toast to David P.


Entered at Fri Jun 2 01:58:20 CEST 2017 from (100.14.98.95)

Posted by:

bob w.

Subject: David Powell

Today would have been our friend David's 67th birthday. He is missed. I plan to raise a glass in his honor this evening.

Too soon gone.

Best to everyone here.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 18:43:54 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The summer of love!

I've just been having a bit of brunch, watching the CBC news. There was a good piece about the honouring of the anniversary of the making of "Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts club Band" at Abby Road. There was speculation as to who Seargent Pepper really was.

During this bit of news, a comment caught my attention. "1967 The Summer of Love." This brought back many memories. I remember it well. The American draft dodgers and hippies were pouring over our border. I became, and still am friends with many. Playing music brought many of us together. One particular fellow that came to mind is "Angel Warezz". I don't think I spelt his last name right. It's so long ago I forget.

This fellow is Carlos Santana's cousin. One of the damnest classical guitarists I've ever met. Now and then he would stop into one of our jam sessions and play just like Carlos. I always remember he called himself a consienceous objector. He always used to say, "Love your brother man!".

As I watched the rest of the news it is mind boggling how the great country of the United States can be brought down by the insanity of one man. The reports of what will happen if he pulls the USA out of the "Paris Accord" in which case they are saying China will become the lead country.

"Make America Great Again" is ironic when the exact opposite is happening. It is frustrating, and embarrassing to watch when there are so many great people there who don't seem to be able to do anything about it just now.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 18:11:40 CEST 2017 from (96.245.114.250)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA
Web: My link

Subject: New tunes!

The UPS man was good to me yesterday, bringing the two latest David Bromberg Band CDs "Only Slightly Mad" from 2013 and "The Blues, The Blues and Nothing But the Blues" and Tim O'Brien's latest "Where the River Meets the Road". Lots of Band connections...both Bromberg CDs produced by Larry Campbell, the former recorded at Levon's barn. John Sebastian makes an appearance as does Amy Helm. Bill Payne appears on the latter on a few tracks. Haven't made it to the O'Brien yet.

Hoping to score tickets to David & co. appearing at the local Arden Gild Hall in September, capacity 200 (seated) or 300 (standing). Home in five minutes, how could we lose?


Entered at Thu Jun 1 17:57:09 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.119)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

NWC, the only message I got from your comments is you don't understand English.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 17:52:51 CEST 2017 from (208.181.205.134)

Posted by:

Rockin Chair

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Band - On the road

That sure sounds good Bill. On the road next week. Driving out to Estavan Saskatchewan to see Susan's son Ken and his family. That's a little too far for me to come. I'd get lost in Ontario. :-)


Entered at Thu Jun 1 16:34:49 CEST 2017 from (64.229.182.143)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: upcoming Last Waltz tributes in southern Ontario

The LAST WALTZ - a Musical Celebration of THE BAND - Live - will be bringing together 13 of Canada’s top Blues and Roots musicians to play the music of The BAND on the main stage of the Orangeville Blues Fest Sunday June 4th at 4:30PM. Featuring Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson) on drums and vocals, and special guests Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), Matt Weidinger, Johnny Max and Quisha Wint. This all-star group is led by Juno award winning producer/arranger Lance Anderson.

This critically acclaimed show has been touring across Ontario and Western Canada to sell out crowds and standing ovations. The music of The BAND is as vital today as it was some 40 years ago. this show has been included in many festival’s Canada 150 celebrations as all of The Band’s music was written by Canadians. As in the 1976 concert film directed by Martin Scorcese, we also play selections from their friends Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Ronnie Hawkins and more.

We all really believe in bringing this music to a live stage. It is part of our shared Canadian musical heritage. It was originally done as a one-off for the Kitchener Blues Festival, but the crowd loved it so much and all the musicians loved playing the music so much that we thought we should “do it again.” That was seven years ago.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtOkJziAkAY

Performances This Summer:

June 4th - Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival - 4:30PM - https://orangevillebluesandjazz.ca

July 9th - Mariposa Folk Festival - Main Stage - 9:00PM - http://www.mariposafolk.com

July 22nd - Beaches International Jazz Festival - Main Stage Woodbine Park - 9:00PM - http://beachesjazz.com

Aug 3rd - Fonthill Bandshell Concert Series - 7:00PM - http://www.fonthillbandshell.com

Aug 11th - Kitchener Blues Festival - 9:00PM - http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com

Aug 17th - Huntsville Algonquin Theatre - 7:00PM - http://www.algonquintheatre.ca

Oct 14th - Canal Bank Shuffle Thorold ON - afternoon - http://www.canalbankshuffle.com


Entered at Thu Jun 1 15:45:26 CEST 2017 from (83.249.172.29)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: Jeffi A

Thanks for your Academic advice, sir. You've got the message, though :-) - A funny thing about this _i_ is that they actually spell Rosalind as "Rosalindi" in Swiss Confederation and the Danish supermarket Brugsen as "Brugseni" in Greenland. Marmotte is "murmel_i_" in Switzerland, right? A band in Finnish is "bänd_i_" - I wonder if a Jew can afford nationalist sexist jokes, Jeff_i_?


Entered at Thu Jun 1 14:49:43 CEST 2017 from (24.114.66.2)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: tied ...

Fred: I take it as confirmation that the GB is a whipping post.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 14:30:15 CEST 2017 from (173.3.50.119)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

NWC.Without commenting on the content of your post, allow me to help you academically. Rosalindesque would be spelled with an e between the d & s, not an i.

Now that i think about, the content does display academic failure as well.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 13:29:30 CEST 2017 from (83.249.172.29)

Posted by:

NorhWestCoaster

Location: Scania Northwest

Subject: 1.) Thanks John D (Muddy Waters) 2.) Jeff A's sexist Rosalindisque so called "joke"

1.) Thanks John D for your information on Muddy Waters. This is _JUST_ what I meant about Academia. There are still a few persons who have the first hand information. C'MON AMERICAN AND CANADIAN MUSIC SCIENTIST AND DO YOUR JOB!!!!! (Thanks to Wallsend for asking your never-ending uncomfortable questions. That's how music science should work.) I had the chance to see Muddy Waters sitting on chair and singing the blues shortly before he passed away. Something I don't forget.

2.) Comment cancelled, Jeff A on First Lady: - Just finished Poisson Gratinee a la Bretagne (cooked by me "himself") and a glass or three of Australian white wine. I am in too good mood to comment your sexist Rosalindisque so called joke on First Lady.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 12:17:10 CEST 2017 from (114.75.199.135)

Posted by:

Wallsend

Web: My link

Music with a message.


Entered at Thu Jun 1 11:26:02 CEST 2017 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: So that's what they mean by ethernet...

I notice Gregg Allman keeps posting. Good thing to know that there's internet service in the hereafter. ; )


Entered at Thu Jun 1 08:34:00 CEST 2017 from (173.3.48.104)

Posted by:

Jeff A.

Barack Obama and Donald Trump somehow ended up at the same barber shop, can you just imagine… As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were both afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn nasty.

As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Trump in his chair reached for the aftershave.

But Donald was quick to stop him, jokingly saying, "No thanks. My wife, Melania, will smell that and think I've been in a brothel."

The second barber turned to Barack and said, "How about you, Mr. Obama ?"

Barack replied, "Go right ahead, my wife Michelle, doesn't know what the inside of a brothel smells like."


Entered at Thu Jun 1 06:00:10 CEST 2017 from (202.45.129.181)

Posted by:

Ukehouse

Location: Japan
Web: My link

Subject: When I Paint My Masterpiece

I played the tune with ukulele, have fun ;-)


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