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[Christmas Must Be Tonight]

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, November 2011


Entered at Wed Nov 30 20:11:47 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: he just grinned, shook my hand ...

BEG: Yes, bittersweet. The interviewer is David Marsden, previously Dave Mickie, Richard's former manager as per my previous post. Oddly enough, one of the factors that played into Robbie being hired by Hawkins in the first place was an episode of teenage hotel-overstaying, though apparently Robbie's role was unintended: his chums nipped out on him and he was left holding the bag. Having no money to pay, he just stayed and stayed - until for whatever reason Ronnie was prevailed upon to front him the cash.

As for the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, I know that old habits die hard, but anyone expecting more than award-level superficiality from Rolling Stone just hasn't been paying attention. For decades.

Peter V: I agree entirely re "Beast Of Burden" - great drumming, great drum sound. Have I ever mentioned that it's the group's last worthwhile song?

BEG: To bad Bruce MacDonald didn't get to the Le Coq D'Or, which was around until 1980 or so. I saw Levon and the Cates Brothers (with Terry Cagle and Ron Eoff) there, possibly twice, in '79 or '80. The friend I went with was also a friend of Levon's so she introduced us. I started to ask about a late '50s recording session and he just grabbed my hand, shook it again and said something like "Yup, we did some work with Dallas. Gotta go, bye."


Entered at Wed Nov 30 18:07:39 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Subject: The Beards

Joe J. - here's a link for a page dedicated to that album.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 17:55:23 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Beards etc

Anyone have any info on linked album attributed to 'The Beards Professor Louie Miss Marie Julien Poulson'?


Entered at Wed Nov 30 16:13:40 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Subject: Randy Ciarlante updates.

Randy will be joining Levon again this wkd for both "Rambles." He has also updated some "youtube" clips & "Soundcloud" tracks.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 15:43:03 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: The Shape I'm In

Mickeyrass: From what you described, it sounds like you heard the live version from "Rock of Ages", which I've heard played on XM/Sirius in the past. The 1994 DCC gold-CD reissue of the "Stage Fright" album featured an alternate mix of the song (Glyn Johns' first mix). Mr. Johns' second mix was used for the original LP, the 2000 Capitol remastered CD and the stellar, new Mobile Fidelity hybrid-SACD version.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 15:17:24 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Interesting article and angle of appraoch in writing it, though it could have used a good editors touch to give it a more concise flow (IMO) - thanks for sharing BEG.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 14:19:14 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Bass Player

Peter No doubt - I forgot this one. I will also add Rick was a great front man. I am a huge RR fan, but there is a reason RR always had Rick by his side center stage!


Entered at Wed Nov 30 13:38:35 CET 2011 from (70.29.29.109)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

September 29, 2011
Backstage with Garth Hudson's Eccentricities
Garth Hudson of The Band and his wife, Maud, grace Washington with musical genius . . . at their own pace.
Charlie Bermant


Entered at Wed Nov 30 12:43:54 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Link is to Peter's obit in the Globe & Mail.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 12:37:37 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

Joe J

Web: My link

Subject: RIP

From 'Expecting Rain' website, a brief note on the passing of Peter Narvaez. A pillar of the local blues community, Dr. Aceves, as he was then known, was my folklore prof back in '75. A gentleman and a guitar picker, he left a lasting impression on all who were fortunate to know him.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 12:05:11 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

The bass player was pretty outstanding too …


Entered at Wed Nov 30 11:16:32 CET 2011 from (76.98.218.136)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: The BAND

IMHO-every member of the BAND can be placed in a top 10 list including songwriter, singers (all 3), drummer, guitar player and keyboard player.


Entered at Wed Nov 30 07:45:47 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

NUX

Subject: R.I.P

Blues rock drummer Keef Hartley, Barry Llewellyn of the Heptones and record company man Don De Vito, who produced some of the ‘70s Dylan albums, among others by others


Entered at Wed Nov 30 03:05:37 CET 2011 from (99.243.62.197)

Posted by:

Mickeyrass

Location: Toronto, Canada
Web: My link

Subject: New Mix of The Shape I'm In

I heard a new mix of the original recording of The Shape I'm In from the Stage Fright album, with Garth's organ solos cranked up pretty loud and the organ sounded like it was in stereo. I heard it on an XM station either The Loft or Spectrum this past weekend. Could anyone out there tell me where I might find this recording? I've got the re-mastered CD of Stage Fright and it's definitely not that. Thanks, MR


Entered at Wed Nov 30 00:44:08 CET 2011 from (136.167.102.118)

Posted by:

Dave H

Subject: RS guitarists list

I ordinarily don't mind these "top 100" lists, because they can be fun fodder for debate, but the fact that Johnny Ramone, Slash and John Lennon are all rated as better guitar players than ANY JAZZ GUITARIST IN HISTORY (not counting sometime-jazz player Les Paul, who made the list 'cause the Gibson model named after him was played by a bunch of rock guys later on) sorta gives you all you need to know about how wide the worldview is of the compilers. Someone should also tell RS that there are a lot of pretty fair country, folk, and bluegrass pickers who are not Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, or Clarence White. How 'bout Doc Watson, to start?


Entered at Tue Nov 29 22:19:02 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

…anyone remember waiting for the teacher to hand back the math tests in class…..If she got past two or three without calling my name, I would get very upset……same thing reading that list yesterday….I guess I didn’t get to 27 but shame on RS for not having Bo Diddley up closer to the top.

Dlew: Thank you. Very well done…..and a nod to the boys in the band as they could well have given you the Rod Stewart treatment where on the “Every Picture Tells a Story” album the credits for “Maggie May” read…..” "The mandolin was played by the mandolin player in Lindisfarne. The name slips my mind."


Entered at Tue Nov 29 21:37:59 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Moonlight Mile

Yes, they do the whole album. Moonlight Mile didn't impress me … it's by Lee Fields and from a forthcoming 2012 album. It's fair enough, but it's not going to challenge the original.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 19:52:50 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Dlew

Nice work David. Thank you for sharing. It is "catchy"


Entered at Tue Nov 29 18:18:29 CET 2011 from (166.147.82.17)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Sticky Fingers

PV - Is there a take on Moonlight Mile? A good one?


Entered at Tue Nov 29 18:07:45 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Shake, Rattle & Roll

Peter: Yes, Bo Diddley should rank much higher. Influentially, it wasn't just the beat but also his use of tremolo, or "shake", as Pops Staples called it. Mr. McDaniel was also years ahead of his time as a proponent of unconvential guitar designs.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 17:39:11 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: "Sticky SOUL Fingers"

David, anywhere outside the Top Ten is "overlooked" for Bo Diddley. Massive influence. Mind you, I was listening to his 1980s cover of Not Fade Away (which was Buddy Holly channeling Bo Diddley) and it's awful.

My little ditty was wrong … one of the best ways of judging a song is by listening to the cover, but I was in a hurry and it rhymed.

MOJO has "Sticky Soul Fingers" as the cover disc, i.e, soul singers recreating Sticky Fingers. I bought it at a petrol station before a two and a half hour drive in filthy rain today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. As ever, covers of the "less great" songs do best. "You Gotta Move" by Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens (who I've never heard of) leapt out as a great version. You've got Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings on "Wild Horses" which is worth it just for the bass playing. But the whole exercise sent me straight to my Stones playlist for the rest of the journey. Charlie Watts on "Beast of Burden" is great, great rock drumming, and great recording of rock drums too.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 16:51:24 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: We don't jam?

Various paricipants at TLW appear in the RS poll -- Eric Clapton (2), Neil Young (17), Stephen Stills (featured in post-concert jam at 47), Muddy Waters (49), Robbie (59) and Joni Mitchell (75). And there's another omission in the what were they thinking category -- Pops Staples!?


Entered at Tue Nov 29 16:10:13 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Who Did They Love?

Bo Diddley was not overlooked, as he was ranked 27 in the new RS poll.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 13:36:28 CET 2011 from (67.71.2.210)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bruce McDonald on Toronto's early rock scene
Posted by Rick McGinnis

I missed out on The Edison and Le Coq Dor...but I did have fun at The Colonial when I saw The Mighty Clouds of Joy in 1975 when I arrived in Toronto. The person I was dating at the time did get to see The Band with Dylan one year before!!!!!!!
I did end up seeing Dylan in Niagara Falls in 1975 and many years after that......but never with The Band. Those of you who did see the OQ........ :-D


Entered at Tue Nov 29 13:29:51 CET 2011 from (67.71.2.210)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Original Fab Four hailed from Ontario
By KJ Mullins

On the weekend I was in Kensington Market having lunch at Herbivore. Then I went to my favourite health store for supplements...absolute best prices in town and as I walked into Green Post....TLW was playing!


Entered at Tue Nov 29 13:24:19 CET 2011 from (67.71.2.210)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For The Dead fans out there like Bashful Bill.

"Many never knew the Grateful Dead as a blues band fronted by singer, keyboardist, percussionist and amazing harp player Ron “PigPen” McKernan. But here’s a taste of both the Grateful Dead and Pigpen in top form during the Canadian summer of 1970. This clip is one of the outtakes from the great doc FESTIVAL EXPRESS. It should have been included in the film itself as the songs chosen to be in the film were not really representative of the Dead at that time and NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE, which was included in the film, was chopped up for time. An unfortunate decision, to say the least. Especially when this amazing footage was available.

So, 39 summers ago, if you were in Canada checking out the Grateful Dead, Janice Joplin, The Band and so many others making their way through the great north, you might have been dancing to this very performance on one warm, energetic summer’s day…"


Entered at Tue Nov 29 13:20:57 CET 2011 from (67.71.2.210)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

dlew919: Thanks for sharing!

I found the CASBY clip via The Hawk.
Check out the link I previously posted and click on "Ronnie on Richard Manuel, this one is bittersweet".


Entered at Tue Nov 29 13:10:52 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

PeterV - the wonderful thing about being my own thinker is, yes I can. I can judge by the lead if I choose, or looking at the oboe player or any other way I so want to judge something - be that right, wrong or ignorant. And I agree- where the F*** is Bo Didley


Entered at Tue Nov 29 12:43:34 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

NUX

Subject: Pockets of Stones

DLEW919:Great Stuff,well done!


Entered at Tue Nov 29 11:02:16 CET 2011 from (59.101.5.109)

Posted by:

dlew919

Web: My link

Subject: Pocket of Stones...

Those of you who I've been privileged to know a while know I work at a music institute in Sydney. Recently, a couple of the students there, who had formed a band, asked me to lay a mandolin track down. I sent it to Peter V. (knowing his interest in music), and he suggest I post it here. You can vote on it, and if it gets enough votes, it goes onto National Radio (2JJJ) here. But, if you've got a bit of time, give it a listen. I found it catchy as all get out (I was humming it for days after - ask any session guy the last time he did that...). Anyway, hope you enjoy!


Entered at Tue Nov 29 08:27:13 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

You can't judge a guitarist by looking at his solos

You can't judge a composer by listening to his oboes

You can't judge one by looking at the other

You can't judge a song by listening to its cover.

Yes, where the feck was Bo Diddley?


Entered at Tue Nov 29 04:58:22 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Toronto radio

Bill M: Your mention of David Marsden prompted me to write after thinking back on Toronto radio. I still recall the early days of CHUM FM and the wonder of David Pritchard as well as the pure joy of Peter Griffin and Geets Romo (stage name: "I'm the engineer but I don't drive the train in his best Hungarian imitation.). David Marsden was no slouch and I loved the superb excellence of one John Donabie in all his incarnations. Those were the days. The only radio like that now in the area is the Jazz station (91. 1 or thereabouts). I loved radio in those days and still recall the splendid reaction to hearing Santana for the first time. Going back even further, I remember the run CKEY had with R&B with Sam and Dave and others in the early 60s. And CFNY was really something early in its day. Those stations were groundbreakers for Toronto. There was an aura about them, delivered by people who really knew about music and had the talent to deliver information along with the music. And there was no rotation. The programmers gave us a wide variety of material. I've heard David Pritchard since. There is a great history in Toronto radio from Al Boliska and Jungle Jay Nelson (of WKBW fame) to the aforementioned above. Someone should write it down and put it into a book.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 04:18:43 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

I love some of George Harrison's music as well as Paul Simon but I don't consider these guys "great" guitarists in the Rock-n-Roll sense. They are great musicians and songwriters for sure but when I think of great rock-n-roll guitarists, I think guys who can lay down some great riffs and leads as is evidenced by the majority of folks on that list. Even John Lennon, I never consider him as a "guitarist", I think of him as a musician and writer in a great band. But...whatever...lists are lists...I'm sure there are people who think I'm nuts for not thinking any of the three I mentioned aren't great guitarists, yet I do think they are but not in the sense that many on this list are.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 04:06:06 CET 2011 from (198.179.198.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

It always seemed to me the Ken Russell Style was simly making English Speaking film with a certain Euro Flourish. The absurdity of Fellini wasnt really part of the English/American film establishment pre 1965.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 03:31:36 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the CASBY awards

Tech limitations have meant that I haven't yet seen BEG's link so maybe the following info is already spelled out there. I believe that the CASBY (Canadian Artists Selected By You) had started out as the WhoKnow Awards, an indie pun on the corporate and stodgy Juno awards (the Canuckistani Emmies). I'm pretty sure that they were principally the child of Toronto's indie rock station, CFNY, AKA The Edge. (DLEW: Rush's "The Spirit Of Radio" is an homage to CFNY.) And CFNY's long-time program director (John D, correct me if I'm wrong) and godfather of thw WhoKnows was David Marsden, who as Dave Mickie had been the manager of Richard Manuel and the Revols back in the early '60s.


Entered at Tue Nov 29 00:26:30 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

David P: Good point but just as baffling. I would have thought that some editorial intervention would have been exercised before publication…..but alas I guess this is similar to all-star selections in the sports world where other players when given the opportunity to vote usually demonstrate an even greater degree of laziness and knowledge of other players than the sportswriters…………Richard Manuel didn’t make RS’s top 100 singers in Rock which was bad enough but Bo Didldley not making a rock magazine’s top 100 guitar players is obscene….imagine a list of guitar players that had John Lennon on it and Neil Young and Lou Reed but NOT John Fogerty……mind blowing!

Ari: Good seeing you back……….not sure what to say other than the gesture by RH was by itself off-putting. Surely you knew what it meant………..inside jokes should never be taken out especially when directed at people that would never have been ready for it.

Dunc: Hope all is well…….took a train trip from Glasgow to London this month….just a short in and out but on a sunny day with a cold beer on hand this is quite a beautiful journey.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 22:39:25 CET 2011 from (66.108.33.20)

Posted by:

Ari

I had the same feeling watching that video of Richard at that award show, but I don't know what exactly Ronnie did that was off color.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 21:52:08 CET 2011 from (109.151.50.175)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Kevin

The image made me feel uncomfortable too, Kevin. Not pleasant for family and friends watching, never mind a million people.

But maybe you reap what you sow. Being able to get what you want at a young age corrupts.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 21:39:21 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

The prejudice against prog is once again evident as Steve Howe doesn't make the Top 100. Sorry but IMO he smokes half this list.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 21:24:06 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Axemen

Kevin: It should be noted that the voters were "a panel of top guitarists and other experts" (link to list), including Robbie.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 21:03:56 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Rolling Stone magazine - SEE ABOVE LINK - has just come up with yet another list that is even more absurd than usual. The "100 Greatest Guitarists" of all time has been redone by the magazine and it is a howler to be sure. Johnny Ramone is ranked considerably higher than the likes of Robbie Robertson and Mark Knopfler……….59 is Robbie…55 is John Lennon!...........oh…and the list has Neil Young as a “greater” guitarist than Chet Atkins!.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 17:54:55 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Ken Russell

Ken Russell was great enough for people to talk 'about a "Ken Russell style film". I passed him in the street in Tunbridge Wells a couple of years ago.

On the BBC news the one they mentioned immediately was Women in Love and they played a tape of him. He'd sent in a script to the BBC, and the reply from some minor functionary who had never heard of him was "lacks cinematic vision."


Entered at Mon Nov 28 17:35:07 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

I keep thinking of that lady at Wall-Mart that used pepper spray to keep other shoppers away from the 99cent Tropicana Orange Juice – with pulp - when it could have been used more effectively at a record store to get some rare Hawks recordings!!...............kidding of course…….

A comment on BEG’s 1985 Juno clip where Richard Manual presented Ronnie Hawkins with some sort of lifetime achievement award. I remember that moment well as I was watching it live and it was uncomfortable all around. Richard did not look well but did a pretty good job with the introduction though Hawkins apparently had no idea what he was being presented with……….The sad part was Hawkins rolling up RM’s sleeves…I am sure it was meant in fun but close to a million people were watching and knowing how sensitive Richard was – it was not funny at all. He was dead less than a year later – not related of course but it was an image that lingered and bothered me.

To those outside Canada, the host that night was one of the most special female talents to ever enter the rock n roll world – Carole Pope. 20 years ahead of her time.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 17:10:26 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Ken Russell

dlew: How about deaf, dumb and blind? Although he made films about Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Liszt, he's most famous for Tommy.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 16:44:37 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

I completely missed Ken Russel had died over the weekend Dlew, but to your question-Id have to say none of the above.

Was he a very good director who made interesting choices and pushed boundries not for shock value but for the artistic choice? Yes, but he didnt quite make visionary or genuis in my mind. Women in Love is probably his one "great movie" though. I stick him in the Sidney Lumet, George Stevens, Frank Capra class. But hardly is the Eisenstien (sp?), Fellini, Bergman, Kurosawa, Griffith "Visionary Genuis" class.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 16:26:45 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Black Vinyl Friday

Independent stores had a Black Friday Record Store Day, featuring many limited edition releases. My local store, Decatur CD, had copies of everything. I would have liked to have purchased a lot of the items, but I limited myself budget-wise to two:

Dylan box set of four 45 mono singles, complete heavy duty picture sleeves (Columbia Legacy)
Subterranean Homesick Blues / She Belongs To Me
Like A Rolling Stone / Gates of Eden
Positively 4th Street / From a Buick 6
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window* / Highway 61 Revisited
*featuring several members of The Hawks

Rare Byrds mono mixes from Dec. 22, 1965 session at RCA studio in L.A. (Sundazed 45 single)
Eight Miles High / Why
(Columbia refused to release these original takes of two new songs because they were not recorded in Columbia's studios. The band had to re-record them, but some, including David Crosby, prefer those rawer, orginal RCA versions.


Entered at Mon Nov 28 14:00:40 CET 2011 from (59.101.58.136)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Ken Russell RIP

Aged 84. Visionary, tyrant, lunatic, genius?


Entered at Sun Nov 27 21:34:30 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

"You keeping outdoing yourself"? Duhhh! I meant, of course, "keep."


Entered at Sun Nov 27 05:54:38 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Beak

Geez, Angie, you keeping outdoing yourself, girl! Nice find.


Entered at Sat Nov 26 21:39:26 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: CASBY awards

Wow BEG, great find!


Entered at Sat Nov 26 18:37:40 CET 2011 from (166.147.80.169)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: TLW

Just watching now - who's the Roadie? Dark long hair and a baseball undershirt? Talpin was a blond guy, right?


Entered at Sat Nov 26 18:24:55 CET 2011 from (166.147.80.169)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Black Friday

This has become far more than a shopping spree for cheap prices - it's become a fixed part of the culture here now and a fun thing for those that do it - they really enjoy the whole fucking mess of it and ultimately will go for it when the bargains are long gone.

Even within my own family (the same ones with 3 Kincades) to my shame and silent contempt.


Entered at Sat Nov 26 17:21:04 CET 2011 from (67.71.1.184)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Richard Manuel presents 1985 CASBY Award to Ronnie Hawkins
Check around 11:00 minutes.


Entered at Sat Nov 26 16:01:30 CET 2011 from (67.71.1.184)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011

Ronnie Hawkins Talkin'
35th Anniversary of The Last Waltz
2011-11-24


Entered at Sat Nov 26 13:32:09 CET 2011 from (81.32.132.98)

Posted by:

mary

Location: spain
Web: My link

Thanks for a great web site. Mary


Entered at Sat Nov 26 12:23:48 CET 2011 from (81.135.119.38)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Cornwall UK

Subject: Hardest job in the world - thirty five years on the road...

Brits - The Last Waltz is being screened nightly between 2nd - 15th December at the National Film Theatre on the South Bank. I'm currently doing a bit of work just down the road from there so it's a must for me. Any others?


Entered at Sat Nov 26 11:55:50 CET 2011 from (59.101.58.136)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Thanksgiving, localization...

For the first time since probably 1788, kids here go trick or treating... All because o us sitcoms and commercialisation. It irritates me so much, not the us citizens do it, but that a new tradition born of money is started, eith no cultural meaning here. Next thing I see people are having thanksgiving dinners? I would be surprised if ANZAC day took off in Canada, or Australia day.... Maybe I'm just old and crotchhety.


Entered at Sat Nov 26 07:00:11 CET 2011 from (75.51.167.140)

Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: what must be must be

I've taken the time to note round these parts that, in recent years, "Christmas Must Be Tonight", which started life as the most humble of contractual album throwaway cuts, was slowly edging it's way into becoming one of The Band's most covered and therefore most famous songs. This year it's fortunes seem somewhat in decent, there are less versions on Youtube and Itunes, the latter lacks even Robertson's "Scrooged" remake. In fact that's what it could use to get the ball rolling again, somebody slipping the recent "Hall and Oats" version into some terrible movie. At any rate, it is presently best heard on Darlene Love's first rate album of contemporary cool Christmas covers of a few years back. You probably want to avoid Rick Danko's "live" cover, where he gets so bored with the humble little song he starts changing the words.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 20:22:48 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Yesterday's paper included a special shopping section with the headline, "Black Friday moves north!". Obviously it's trying to, with active support from the Canadian retailers most likely to lose customers to low prices across the border. Otherwise, we have Boxing Day, which is a statutory holiday pretty much across Canada that is treated more and more as the bargain-hunter's dream day - even if it takes, in some provinces, the law turning a blind eye to stores being open.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 18:05:40 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

amazon.co.uk has been having a "Black Friday" frenzy. Trouble is, the concept of "Black Friday" is incomprehensible to the British who have no idea that yesterday was Thanksgiving. Yet another case of a multi-national with no clue about "localizing".


Entered at Fri Nov 25 17:37:52 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Horseshoe Tavern Robbie interview

BEG nice find on those Pic, Tix etc. I listened to part 1 (of 4) of Little Steven's interview with Robbie Robertson. Its good because he doesn't tell the same old stories. Not sure what the schedule is moving forward but if you have SiriusXM its pretty good. The audio is HORRIBLE, by the way, Sounds like a wire tap audio...


Entered at Fri Nov 25 17:16:29 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

…….Funny story on the news this morning about a women who brought pepper spray to a Wal-Mart last night and was using it to prevent other shoppers from getting to a sale item before she could………….reading this, what seemed like an absurd account on yesterday’s news of the leaders of “Occupy Wall Street” planning to shift their focus to “Occupy Christmas” and disrupt the out of control commercialization of a holiday – now seems to make some sense!........................The succulent sound of money indeed!


Entered at Fri Nov 25 17:06:12 CET 2011 from (69.174.58.20)

Posted by:

Donald from Nova Scotia

Location: Cape Breton NS

Subject: Anniversary

Wow, they just mentioned on CBC FM here in Canada that today is the 35th anniversary of the Last Waltz, and the host, Jian Ghomeshi, referred to it as the best recorded concert ever. I agree. Where did those 35 years go, it sure does not seem that long since I took the cellophane off that album.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 16:35:57 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: TLW tributes in Kitchener Ontario tonight and Peterborough tomorrow

A posting from elsewhere:

"Celebrating THE BAND." November 25, 2011 at Bingemans in Kitchener. The date coincides with the 35th anniversary of The Last Waltz, which was THE BAND's monumental concert film. The event is to raise funds for the production of the play "Manuel," which has been written about the life of THE BAND's piano player, Richard Manuel. This play happened with the help of Al Manuel, Richard's last remaining brother. Richard was a brilliant musician and had a voice that could melt hearts. Eric Clapton, who was good friends with Richard, called him "the light of THE BAND." Four of the five members of THE BAND were from southern Ontario. The event, which will also hold a silent auction, aims to raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association and they are putting their support behind the evening. The musicians performing this night include Chuck Leavell (from the Rolling Stones), Lance Anderson's The Last Waltz Tribute - The Music of the Band with John Dickie, Johnny Max, Paul Macleod and a wonderful blues all-star band (Terry Blersh, Dennis Pinhorn, Rob Gusevs and Jerome Avis, with 4 horns!!), The Sadies (who performed at the 2011 Juno awards), Royal Wood (who was nominated for songwriter of the year at the 2011 Junos), the Steve Strongman Band (who won the 2009 Maple Blues Award), Whitney Rose, who will feature Devin Cuddy (Jim Cuddy's son) on the piano, and the talented Fred Magie and Michael Mansfield. Tickets still available at www.Bingemans.com. We do it again tomorrow night in Peterborough at the Market Hall with The Weber Brothers as special guests. This show has been sold out for a month.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 16:00:17 CET 2011 from (70.28.32.74)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

These days, Breeders Cup Friday is considered as "stat holiday" at Stately Landmark Manor and calls have been known to be forwarded to Glen Falls NY for immediate assistance on that day.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 15:06:09 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M Thanksgiving

Yes. American Thanksgiving is always the last Thursday of November. Not sure about the Friday; but I notice Americans turn holidays such as the 4th of July (if it lands on a Thursday) and Thanksgiving into a four day weekend. I'm sure someone south of the border can chime in anytime and set me straight.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 13:38:58 CET 2011 from (67.71.0.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

An electrifying reunion with Rick, Garth and Robbie at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 13:34:22 CET 2011 from (67.71.0.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

1989

"Linden produces albums for Canadian blues hero Morgan Davis (Stony Plain/WEA) and artist Mendelson Joe (Anthem/Sony). Plays with Rick Danko and Garth Hudson for a wild weekend gig at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern. Robbie Robertson joins in for Saturday night's encores."


Entered at Fri Nov 25 13:19:18 CET 2011 from (206.18.100.1)

Posted by:

Calvin

I'm the manager of a big box retailer these days, so I got to work 11pm Thanksgiving night and all call it a day 7pm Thursday. 11 months a year its a cake job that pays far more than its worth, so I cant complain that 11/24-12/24 is sort of awful.


Entered at Fri Nov 25 13:15:33 CET 2011 from (67.71.0.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


Entered at Fri Nov 25 13:02:09 CET 2011 from (67.71.0.212)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Black Friday - Steely Dan


Entered at Fri Nov 25 12:03:48 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday and Black Friday has evolved into a monster of consumerism stupidity.


Entered at Thu Nov 24 22:37:22 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Black Friday

John D: Is US Thanksgiving always on a Thursday? I'm getting the sense that Friday's also a holiday in the US, and that the principal activity for those celebrating is shopping for clothes and electronics. Fortunately, I'll be hard at work (as I am now).


Entered at Thu Nov 24 22:27:19 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Anyone being forced to work Black Thursday leading into Black Friday?


Entered at Thu Nov 24 20:46:11 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: just (misses being) in time for Christmas

Step right up; something for everyone!


Entered at Thu Nov 24 20:00:16 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Happy Thanksgiving or Thursday as the case may be. Link to our favourite Canuckistani band discussing Thanksgiving festivities.


Entered at Thu Nov 24 19:12:45 CET 2011 from (24.47.42.238)

Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

"Happy Thanksgiving" - Rick Danko


Entered at Thu Nov 24 19:01:42 CET 2011 from (76.188.50.227)

Posted by:

Calvin

Wow, 35 years, Happy Thanksgiving All, as I dont work from home anymore I dont have a luxury of posting on here a couple times a day as I did say 2001-2007, but I miss doing so more than I ever believed I would.

I only point that out as on the Day in the U.S. we are suppose to give thanks I'd like to add on to my riches the number of real relationships I have based on this little community of fans.


Entered at Thu Nov 24 17:35:43 CET 2011 from (69.253.214.48)

Posted by:

Peter M.

Subject: Valley Forge

Hey Pat B, Was the Valley Forge venue The Music Fair? I think I might have seen the same show there, with the slowly revolving stage. I was impressed to see a 360 degree view of the mass of keyboards Garth was using. Never saw that kind of perspective from the audience at a normal sort of venue. Rick was wearing a pair of off-brand jeans (definitely not Levis or Wranglers) that looked like he just bought them that day. They had horizontal creases above the knees from being folded on the shelf in the store. My wife and I thought it was so endearing that Rick could pull off a look like this.


Entered at Thu Nov 24 15:50:32 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: brief Ronnie Hawkins interview


Entered at Thu Nov 24 13:16:13 CET 2011 from (67.71.2.56)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Forget-Me-Not: TLW Highlighted Performances
Giving Thanks and Praises to The Band....and other artists whose music have become the song tracks of my life.

Thinking of my late Ma (she would have been 83)....as her favourite artist and song from TLW was Neil Young and "Helpless".
Remembering sitting in the movie theatre on Yonge Street in 1978 watching TLW twice in one sitting as I just couldn't get enough of this amazing ensemble of some of my favourite musicians!.....The Band, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Staple Singers.....I ended up seeing all of these musicians except.....Richard Manuel....The one who had the soul of The Band.

Thursday's Child - David Bowie


Entered at Thu Nov 24 12:19:02 CET 2011 from (81.43.188.160)

Posted by:

Javier

Location: Barcelona
Web: My link

Subject: Midnight Ramble

Hello again!!. I´m thinking now that I write this message in the 35 anniversary of The Last Waltz. As Rick said: "Happy Thanksgiving!"


Entered at Thu Nov 24 12:07:05 CET 2011 from (81.43.188.160)

Posted by:

Javier

Location: Barcelona
Web: My link

Subject: Midnight Ramble

Hello!!. Thanks to Roger and Joan for his wishes. My wife and me went from Barcelona (Spain) to New York to see the Midnight Ramble on the 11/12/2011. What a great show!!. The guests were incredible: Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck. And THE LEVON HELM BAND!!!, with Donald Fagen!!!. WOW!!!. Everybody were very friendly and kind with us. And Woodstock... We were 11 days in New York, and if you ask my wife, the most beatiful thing she saw in New York is Woodstock. THANKS, THANKS TO EVERYBODY IN WOODSTOCK AND IN THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLE. It was a VERY, VERY, VERY SPECIAL NIGHT FOR US. THERE´S NO WORDS. THANKS!!!


Entered at Thu Nov 24 09:25:43 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: (old) seasonal joke …

The two turkeys surveyed the yard.

'It's terrible,' said the first, 'Half the flock have disappeared!'

'I know,' said the second, 'But it's nearly December. Cheer up! At least we've got Christmas to look forward to.'


Entered at Wed Nov 23 21:57:57 CET 2011 from (70.28.32.74)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Everybody loves steamies but the most cherished hotdogs are the toasted ones sold at the Bell Centre.

Wishing the American posters a safe and happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to play nice on Black Friday.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 21:45:29 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

I did see Fred Carter Jr. play with The post-LW Band at the Valley Forge Performing Arts Center which has been discussed here before. Richard was gone, Garth had a dedicated piano as part of his rig, and I think Blondie C. was also there. Having two guitarists of similar stripe--Fred and Weider--made for a weird, guitar heavy evening. It was rare to hear Garth play so much piano.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 21:27:42 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: So Rusty's a novice butcher. Wonder if he plays bass?


Entered at Wed Nov 23 21:19:52 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Smoked Meat & Beer Growlers

Here in Georgia my favorite charcuterie is the Pine Street Market located nearby in Avondale. It just so happens to be around the corner from the Beer Growler shop, where 40 different varities of micro-brews on tap are available in 32 & 64 oz. jugs to go. Great ingedients to accompany fine music with friends :-)


Entered at Wed Nov 23 21:15:37 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash also sang the theme from one of my favorite shows as a kid.......see limk......a tip to win a drink on if you are ever down and out....or just drunk.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 20:40:00 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

….I always know when the US is in full blown vacation mode……..MSNBC runs a show called “Lock-up Extended” 24 hours a day for days on end………CNN runs “Black in America” almost as continuously and FOX News finds ways to be even nuttier than one could ever imagine. Twitter Smitter – we have the GB and discussion of Fred Carter and Schwatrz's – life is grand even if our Thanksgiving was a month ago!


Entered at Wed Nov 23 19:36:21 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Fred Carter Jr.

Mr. Carter, in addition to being an in-demand session player, often doing four sessions a day, also bought his own studio around 1966. It was called Nugget studio, located north of Nashville, near Goodlettsville, which he purchased from the Grand Ole Opry comedy duo Lonzo & Oscar.

Around that time, when Kris Kristofferson first came to Nashville, he recorded demos of his songs for Marijohn Wilkin's publishing company, Buckhorn Music, backed by Fred Carter.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 19:35:08 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Landmark: Yes, see them as "Montreal Smoked Meat" tribute bands rather than la vrai chose. Never to be confused, except April Wine, I guess.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 19:19:05 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Thanksgiving

Wishing all who celebrate a very happy Thanksgiving. May you all have things to be grateful for.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 19:07:08 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Landmark: Mel Brooks once shut down a whole movie production set-up in Toronto based solely on the fact that he couldn’t take another day of eating the grotesque piles of dough that pass for bagels in this town ( true story ) ……Most of the finer delicatessens in TO now have little bins that advertise “Montreal Bagels” – not quite as advertised but the point was simply that most things are available everywhere nowadays……when I first went to China 15 years ago nothing was available…now French wines, breads, chocolate cakes are all easy to come by in the major cities there….………perhaps the only thing left not exported in this world are those crazy little Quebec hotdogs known as steamies!...................... Schwatrz's is some kind of place and what I loved about it was that every customer was treated the same – the famous and the not so famous – all treated rudely……the second you finished the last bite the old timer waiter would say “thank you very much…thank you very much” which was code for pay up and get your ass out of here because we have other people waiting………there was a place across the street called The Main” I believe that seemed to have the same food and no crowds and Leonard Cohen used to pop in from time to time as he lived almost right behind the place………………I dated a girl that lived on Rachel Street many moons ago and recall fondly the times spent in “The Plateau”……………perhaps the funkiest neighbourhood in Canada.

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends south of the border….That Rick Danko clip was beautifully put together……He really had joy at all times playing music – didn’t he? Good memories..


Entered at Wed Nov 23 17:39:27 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: for you guitar-playing enthusiasts - Lenny Breau and two Winnipeg chums

Lenny, Jim Pirie and Ron Halldorson from the '60s.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 17:20:39 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Wawa is at the junction of the only two important highways in the region (one of them linking Wawa to Timmins - see BEG's Cowboy Junkies post yesterday), and was a dead-zone for hitchhikers in the early '70s. And because a vast number of Canuckistani youth of the time (not me) were hitting the roads to travel across the country, tales of being stuck in Wawa took on almost mythical proportions. A later group of former Hawks, Crowbar, even name-checked Wawa in this mythical context on their live album, "Larger than Life".

Speaking of Crowbar, the thought just occurred to me that the second of Kelly Jay's two solo 45s before he joined Hawkins in '69 was produced in Nashville by Fred Carter. Carter also wrote the A-side, "Curlers And Cream". As Kelly and Ronnie Hawkins known each other quite well since the early 60s - likely 1960 when Kelly was in the Leesures, and certainly no later than '63/'64 when he was part of a group that Hawkins built around singer Matt Lucas (which also included Sandy Konikoff and Ernie Corallo) - I see Hawkins hand in sending Kelly down to Fred.

Again come to think of it, Hawkins also sent Toronto singer Doug Lycett down to Carter in Nashville to record his first 45 in '60 or '61. In 1964, Hawkins released a subsequent Lycett 45 on his own Hawk Records label - though that one was recorded in Buffalo.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 16:46:59 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Kid Hawk

In a 1991 Rolling Stone interview with Robert Palmer, Robbie mentioned that Levon helped show him the ropes when he first joined Ronnie Hawkins. As Robbie recalled:

"They started me on bass, and I never played bass in my life, but Levon tought me a lot about music real quick. Levon had music coming out his ears. He played drums, guitar, bass, sang harmony -- just name it, and it was his. Then Fred left and I moved to guitar, and I practiced harder, as hard as any man on this planet ever tried. And within months I went from being just a kid with a lot of spirit to someone who could really handle an instrument in a very exciting fashion that worked for this explosive type of music."


Entered at Wed Nov 23 15:17:16 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Wawa was graced by my presence during the Great Trek to Southern Ontario in the Summer of '72. I have no idea how or what benefits they reaped due to my drive-thru. All I know is I slept through the drive and missed seeing the great goose.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 14:42:16 CET 2011 from (134.174.21.2)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: and still another Last Waltz tribute show.. this time in New Jersey

At the Stone Pony.


Entered at Wed Nov 23 13:17:46 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.198)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

At around 17:12 it sounds like Robbie's using a wah-wah pedal.....but he's not.

imagezulu's brother-in-law invited him this past summer to Wawa to pick blueberries. He wasn't able to join him, but we were treated with many bags of blueberries that we still have frozen in our freezer...supposedly good for the brain!


Entered at Wed Nov 23 13:06:00 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.198)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Alright Carmen! Rick singing Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now". I taught this song to many students over the years with Jimmy Cliff's cover. Thanks.

How to Play Guitar Like The Band’s Robbie Robertson
Ted Drozdowski - 08.26.2011

Simon & Garfunkel – Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Wednesday Week


Entered at Wed Nov 23 11:21:05 CET 2011 from (76.98.218.136)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Rick Danko

This is a new one to me!


Entered at Wed Nov 23 02:35:42 CET 2011 from (66.130.99.135)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Kevin, why on earth would you besmirch Schwatrz's and Abie's delicatessens by printing that libelous slander? Jersey Girl, call my office at 9:00 AM. We'll be having Kevin J. for breakfast.

Wawa Ontario, where the men are men and so are the women.

This being said, I love going into restaurants where they proudly proclaim that they serve their steaks with "Montreal Steak Spice". Cracks me up every time.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 22:54:25 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Guitar

To second what Mike Nomad said…………..these David P/Bill M - Fred Carter Jr//Roy Buchanan/RR guitar posts are as good as a GB gets in my humble opinion…….great stuff…………in a world where ‘Montreal Smoked Meat” can now be found in WaWa Ontario at 3:00am on any given day ……nice to know that there are still things that can only be found in this GB.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 22:52:18 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Ilford is in Essex

Ilford is in Essex. Not a spectacularly interesting place, but like all places I expect people who grew up there love it.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 22:35:18 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

sadavid: Thanks. I knew we could count on you, but that's more than I could have imagined!


Entered at Tue Nov 22 22:19:34 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: just another whistle stop

Bill M / Ilkka aka Ilford: I have been to Ilford, MB, or at least choogled past it on the Canadian National Railway train. That was 40 years ago, and the occasion was a centennial-of-Manitoba-project school trip, with educational stops in The Pas, Thompson and Churchill.

Between those bustling centres of commerce and culture, there is nothing but bush, more bush, and the odd named place (like Ilford) where the odd smelly, shaggy trapper might emerge from the bush and flag the train down.

Somewhere I probably still have an autograph of Roman Gabriel, whose posse shared the train with us for a time on their way to some hunting and/or fishing adventure. Mr. Gabriel was then at the peak of his wildly successful career as quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams football team, having succeeded one Bill Munson at that position.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 22:06:00 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Fred Carter Jr.

Here's a link to one outstanding example of Mr. Carter's session work -- his great licks on Johnny Darrell's 1969 recording of Mickey Newbury's "Why You Been Gone So Long".


Entered at Tue Nov 22 21:49:25 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: That's pretty much consistent with what others have told me. In 1980, the Suedes' drummer, Peter Deremigis, told me that Robbie started taking lessons from Fred Carter in the late '59 (i.e., before he joined Hawkins), and that Scott Cushnie then Robbie Robertson were hired by Hawkins in January and February 1960. Cushnie told me, and is quoted in one or two of the books, that he convinced Hawkins to hire Robbie to replace the departed Lefty Evans as bassist, and that Robbie set about learning enough about bass-playing to get the job. I believe that one of the books has him taking the bus to Arkansas to pick up with the rest and practice while Hawkins was off in England for some TV work. Hawkins would have been well aware of Robbie's talent as a guitarist, having guested with the Suedes at Merton Hall and shared a bill at East York Arena by then - plus there's the lessons with Carter, which Ronnie must've known about and possibly even had a hand in arranging. So it may not have taken much persuading to get him to take Robbie on as bassist.

By the way, Fred Carter returned to Hawkins and Toronto in '65, serving as house producer for Ronnie's Hawk Records label. He wrote and/or produced several sides with Robbie Lane and the Disciples (who were also Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks at the time), and also for Buddy Carlton and the Stratotones - as well as two Hawkins 45s, one of which also had James Cotton guesting on harmonica. I don't know that Carter played on any of that stuff, though; certainly the Robbie-ish lead work on the Hawkins 45s was by Bobby Starr.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 21:40:45 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Carter and Robbie

Good stuff, Mr. P.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 20:44:21 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Fred Carter Jr.

I located my copy of the 2008 Winter edition of The Fretboard Journal that included Rich Kienzle's excellent profile "Hired Gun: Nashville A-teamer Fred Carter Jr., the quintessentil first-call man." It contains some interesting details about Mr. Carter's time with Ronnie Hawkins, before his move to Nashville, where he became a top session player.

Before Roy Buchanan, Mr. Carter was also touring with Dale Hawkins before hooking up with cousin Ronnie. In 1959 Dale Hawkins "was hosting a TV dance-party program in Philadelphia and then unexpectedly took off, stranding Carter in Philly." Mr. Carter had previously crossed paths with Ronnie & The Hawks, as he recounted to Rich Kienzle, "We played some sock-hop things up there in Atlantic City with Dale and Ronnie. Levon and them were there, and they fell in love with me, I fell in love with them, and they said, 'If you ever want a job, holler!" He soon took them up on the offer, joining Ronnie Hawkins in New York.

Regarding Robbie's "training period", Mr. Kienzle revealed the following:

"When Carter decided to relocate to Nashville in 1960, Hawkins, aware of his plans, hired a replacement: teenaged Canadian guitarist Robbie Robertson, who started out on bass. Carter served as his mentor. 'I was teachin' Robbie the show,' he says. Under Carter's guidance, Robbie progressed with amazing speed -- until, one day, he said the wrong thing."

As Mr. Carter recalled, "He came up to me and said, 'You're great, Fred. You're the best around, but I'm gonna cut you! I'm gonna beat ya one of thes days.' And I said, 'Well, your lessons are over!' I turned my back onstage so he couldn't see my hands. Ronnie was laughin'! He was havin' a ball."


Entered at Tue Nov 22 20:28:51 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: TLW guitar

This from Robbie's Facebook page: Robbie Robertson A new Fender guitar to commemorate the anniversary of a certain film just might be in the works...


Entered at Tue Nov 22 20:20:56 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: B&W

B&W films is good … Ilford continued with B&W camera film long after Kodak or Fuji became hard to find in B&W. If you wanted B&W in the UK, you always chose Ilford.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 20:18:03 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Before today I hadn't heard of Ilford at all - neither the 38 households nor the big paper plantation. So I'm quite comfortable with NWC claiming the name as his own. I've always pictured him as William Powell from the Thin Man films - natty mustache, vaguely soused, silk cravat, left hand holding a cocktail glass, right hand in the pocket of his silk dressing gown. Ilford is certainly a better fit than Kodak or Fuji would be, doncha think?


Entered at Tue Nov 22 20:07:23 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

I hear Ilford and I think paper. I know they made films but were more popular (here anyway) for their papers.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 17:53:14 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Wolfgang's Vault just posted Levon and friends at Newport 2008.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 17:40:17 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Ilford? Is this an attempt to get into film? What next? Kodak or Fuji?


Entered at Tue Nov 22 17:22:32 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

NWC: 38 households - statistically enough to ensure at least one copy of "Tapestry", "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Waking Up the Neighbours" on LP. Likely also "Fully Completely" and something by the Northern Cree Singers, but on CD. My wife's been making noises about taking the train to Winnipeg around Christmas, so why not a side trip up to Ilford while we're at it? I'll let you know. Still, I suggest you run this idea past our friend sadavid, the GB expert in all things Manitoban.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 17:09:57 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Roy Buchanan

Bill M: Just go to the top of the book's cover page and click on the blue arrow forward (to the right where it says front cover). The chapter "Flying with the Hawks" begins on page 52. Mr. Carson explains that "Roy's stipulation that he wouldn't stay long worked for Ronnie Hawkins. He wasn't about to put up with Roy's weirdness." He then goes into the story about Roy claiming he was a werewolf, who was going to marry a nun. In his characteristic humor, The Hawk responded "Jesus, son. If you are, we've hit the big time. We're getting out of the goddamn bars, baby. I mean, once a month when the moon's full, we can do the Ed Sullivan show."

Link above to Dale Hawkins' 1958 cover of Willie Dixon's "My Babe", featuring Roy Buchanan on lead guitar.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 16:40:26 CET 2011 from (206.47.33.101)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

John D...I watched that soap at one time too. I also just found out...

"The Timmins siblings are descendants of Noah Timmins, a mining prospector who founded the Ontario city of Timmins."

Love You Till Tuesday - David Bowie

You're very welcome Adam. Your faithful servant...brown eyed girl


Entered at Tue Nov 22 16:37:53 CET 2011 from (90.239.100.211)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Canada / Bill M

I plan to change my first name from ILKKA to ILFORD (sexy, huh?). Seriously, because Ilkka is an eastern-european female name beside for being a macho Robin-Hood-style Finnish male name. We are only five million so who cares :-(

There is a tiny place in Manitoba Canada which is called for ILFORD. BILL M, I want you to take your sixteen Siberian huskies and follow the trail to this village ILFORD and see if they are serious people who are still having good ol' vinyl LPs going round and round and round in their turntables. Thanks.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 15:54:43 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: The Spotniks recorded in Woodstock? Who knew!


Entered at Tue Nov 22 15:48:17 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Levon

Going to my fifth ramble in 8 months.Just got that yearning for the country air and the music that fills it.A blessing to have Levon and his musicians doing what they do.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 15:38:25 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Thanks for the link to the Carson book, which I'll have to watch for the book in stores. Unfortunately I don't see where/how to move beyond the cover online. What WAS Robbie's take on Roy's story of teaching Robbie at the Le Coq D'Or while Roy was still with Dale Hawkins? Note that Robbie says in the BBC interview that prior to going to see Roy play at a club in Toronto in the early '80s, he hadn't seen Roy since he was 18, which, if we take it at face value, would be not long after Robbie 'won' the contest and got to be Ronnie Hawkins' lead guitarist. And certainly before Roy's supposed appearance on bass on "Who Do You Love". Note too that Robbie says that Roy was nearly a Hawk on more than one occasion, the first time having been the gunfight. The subsequent occasion(s) could have been after our guys had left Hawkins but were still close enough to him to know what was going on in a long period when Ronnie was trying just about everything possible to build and keep a set of musicians that could do what our guys could do for and with him - Troiano as the new Robbie, Bobby Starr as the new Robbie, Stan Szelest coming and going .... The notion of bringing in Roy Buchanan, and then deciding not to, or having Roy pull out at the last minute, certainly isn't farfetched.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 15:17:34 CET 2011 from (90.239.100.211)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Sweden's greatest rock band, ever.

When I was teaching back in the eighties it was easy for (more or less) lazy students to get me into discussions of rock music and forget the issue. I told about Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Richards and about The Band and Woodstock, of course. What I wanted to teach those small town guys was this: "THE FIRST PEOPLE YOU MEET CAN BE THE RIGHT PEOPLE, DON'T LOOK AFTER THEM IN STOCKHOLM OR NEW YORK".

Some of these small town guys are still playing in Sweden's greatest rock band, ever. I was surprised when I read an article written by some of the guys. He said: "I was lucky because the first people I've met were the right people." So true :-))))))

Needless to say that they have recorded one album in Woodstock.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 15:16:33 CET 2011 from (75.34.34.47)

Posted by:

Adam

BEG - Thank you so much for posting that Robbie guitar interview. Many of the things I commented on are brought up in that interview - Robbie's technique and ability to get sound out of the guitar without devices or pedals. The ringing of the guitar and violent or subtle sounds being shaken out of it - amazing! As a guitarist, I always use a flatpick and two fingerpicks and I'm sure you can guess the reason. Robbie's style and technique is amazing, and I've always wanted to hear him comment specifically on the choices he made with those flatpick/fingerpick combinations. Really insightful. I've got it bookmarked. Thank you!


Entered at Tue Nov 22 14:36:02 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Dylan & The Band - "As I Went Out One Morning" - 01/10/74 - live.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 14:33:46 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Bob & The Band - "House of the Rising Sun" outtake.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Carolyn "Cali" Timmins

BEG what a flashback! My wife and I loved Ryan's Hope and especially Carolyn "Cali" Timmins who I knew was from Toronto; but never put it together. I often wondered what happened to that cast.


Entered at Tue Nov 22 12:29:47 CET 2011 from (70.29.29.208)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sun Comes Up It's Tuesday Morning - Cowboy Junkies (Montreal/Toronto)

Woman in video is also a sister of Margo, Peter and Michael Timmins. Carolyn "Cali" Timmins is an actress who was on Ryan's Hope back in the day......

Album: The Caution Horses (released on 3/13/90) "Recorded and Mixed December 1989 at Eastern Sound, Toronto, Canada"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

DAWES' TIME HAS COME
By JEFF OLOIZIA

OLOIZIA: That's pretty awesome. You've also gotten to play with some really amazing musicians. The one that stands out, to me, is Robbie Robertson. What was it like to work with him?

GOLDSMITH: It was awesome. The fact that he chose us said a lot about where his priorities are at, because I feel like he could afford anybody. He could afford any guitar player—any band—and they could be the best band of players in the world. But instead he chose a single unit, and I'm very aware of the fact that I'm not the best guitar player in the world, but I do have more experience playing with Wylie [Gelber], our bass player, and Griffin [Goldsmith], our drummer, and Tay [Strathairn], our piano player, than any other guitar player. So for Robbie to recognize the value of something like that, it really just reminds you that he was a member of The Band, and that's what they were all about.

OLOIZIA: Did you ever have to fight the temptation to get him to jam out to some old Band songs?

GOLDSMITH: There was one soundcheck we were doing for a TV show where we started playing a blues shuffle kind of thing, and he started playing lead guitar, and it was like, "Holy shit, there's Robbie Robertson." No one else was going to play like that.

OLOIZIA: I've got to ask you—if Dawes could hop in its DeLorean and travel back in time to play The Last Waltz, what song would you play?

GOLDSMITH: [laughs] I remember in that movie when they play "It Makes No Difference"—that performance of that song is out of control. Especially because, I guess, Richard [Manuel] was only half-there at that point, supposedly.

OLOIZIA: There's still quite a bit of debate about the use of drugs during that era and whether they helped or hindered the creative process. What side of that argument do you come down on?

GOLDSMITH: Well, it's definitely not our scene, but that doesn't necessarily mean I don't condone it. Slash is one of the greatest guitar players I've ever heard, and it's amazing when you hear about all the crazy stuff he's done. That album, Appetite for Destruction, just doesn't have the same meaning without those experiences. But I, personally—you know, I've never done any hard drugs, which might disappoint some people. It's just a different thing. Our music is fueled more by good R&R than a late-night party.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson In The Rural Tradition...Click on article below photo.

"He is a real writer in the 'old-fashioned' craftsmanlike appreciation of that word."


Entered at Tue Nov 22 12:04:47 CET 2011 from (70.29.29.208)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Roberston's songwriting ("The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" are among his many gems) often overshadowed his superb guitar playing, which had a bright, spanky tone that drew from James Burton and Roy Buchanan. In our exclusive interview, Robertson explains his picking technique, and why he used metal fingerpicks in conjunction with a flatpick in the early Band records."

Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones


Entered at Tue Nov 22 02:11:28 CET 2011 from (75.34.34.47)

Posted by:

Adam

Roy Buchanan, I think, is a big part of Robbie's development and general style. I think any serious study of Robbie's playing, technique, and style would have to include Roy Buchanan. In particular, I've always heard a big influence in terms of the pure "sound" aspect of Robbie's playing. Robbie's style includes a lot of "sound manipulating", for lack of a better term. Ie, not really focused so much on playing so many notes, but really focused on how to strangle out violent (or subtle) sounds from those carefully chosen notes, phrases, techniques, etc. Things like the harmonics obviously, but also the bends, the feedback-laden double bends, the volume swells (a huge thing - listen to She's Nineteen Years Old by the Hawks) and the "sound effects" Robbie picked up from Buchanan. Buchanan was years ahead of his time - doing things on the guitar that others would need effects and pedals to achieve a few years later. I agree that his solo work can be hit or miss, for reasons stated already - he was a fantastic player, but as the lead soloist in an instrumental band only, it can get uninspired or limiting. Roy Buchanan's best work, in my opinion and from what I've heard, are his early '60s session works and such. There's an unofficial compilation that collects most of these, and hearing Buchanan play tight, focused, yet still raw and exciting lead guitar in such a setting really showcases how Robbie heard him (and how he was subsequently influenced greatly by him).


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Dr. John

Happy 71st birthday to Dr. John. Long may he play.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 23:15:18 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Phil Carson's book "Roy Buchanan: American Axe" reveals that Roy Buchanan was playing with Dale Hawkins at Le Coq D'Or on Yonge Street in Toronto when Ronnie Hawkins asked him if he'd "mind staying long enough to teach [Robbie] how to play a little bit." Mr. Buchanan recounted how "Ronnie was very strict about how he was backed and Robertson would either overplay or underplay." He recalls that he "showed Robbie how to complement the singer -- not just be a guitar player and take the show and not know anything else." The book also includes Robbie's recollection of the experience. (Go to link above and click to page 63 & forward)


Entered at Mon Nov 21 23:05:11 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.153)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson Interview
"Lost" interview from 1987.
A special American Independence Day video upload for the faithful and curious."
1987


Entered at Mon Nov 21 23:01:11 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.153)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sorry, I forgot to include Part 3 of BBC interview with Robbie Robertson.
27/8/88


Entered at Mon Nov 21 21:28:15 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Thanks. I was wondering who that Billy Sanford guy was just yesterday when I pulled out former Consul / former Suede Gene MacLellan's first solo LP, recorded in Nashville, and found that the guitarists included Brian Ahern (who also produced the album, and later married Emmylou), Tommy Graham (who played in another pre-Hawks group with Robbie), Fred Carter and Sanford. Hargus Robbins is on piano. I like the Carter quote, even if it does have the air of a generic musician's tall tale - along the lines of "Ronnie kept complaining about the squeak my strings made and I said, 'Not even Segovia could avoid making that sound' and Ronnie said, 'Well son, Segovia isn't on this session.' I've heard Bo Diddley use that line, and I've heard David Foster use that line, and I'm sure that a whole bunch of other guys have trotted it out too.


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Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: ANOTHER Last Waltz Tribute. this time Austin TX

http://www.momosclub.com/


Entered at Mon Nov 21 21:09:54 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Bill M: I thought you might get a kick out of that clip…..It came to mind by way of that reference to Carter and Buchanan and the turning backs………Bob Dylan might be the only guy who ever walked on any stage to hand out a lifetime award and stood with his back to the audience – for a bit. He seemed bewildered by the TV sets hanging above the lectern………

CBC is releasing some interesting things of late but the one documentary I want is one from early 80’s called “The Hawk”…I had thought it was a NFB production and it was very well done…featuring some bits from RR and Johnny Paycheck - see above link from the documentary.…. GB HOF’er Tracy had once offered to get it to me but we never did get the connection done.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 21:03:53 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Bill M: In an interview in Fretboard magazine a few years ago, Fred Carter mentioned turning his back to Robbie while playing. As I recall, it was in response to Robbie boasting that he was going to "cut" him (guitar-wise). So it seems Robbie provoked that response more than once.

The Louisiana Hayride guitarists include Fred Carter, James Burton, Roy Buchanan, Billy Sanford (who played for Roy Orbison) and a few others, all of whom played on that radio show and adapted that style that blended chicken-pickin' country with the blues.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 20:46:55 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan, for me at least, typifies a whole slew of brilliant guitarists who have great technical ability, but none of the original creative spark that marks a Robbie Robertson. His solo work varies between "extremely fluid and clever, worthy but a bit dull" to "just dull." I imagine that's what Ronnie Hawkins, an acute observer of talent, saw.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 20:32:46 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Levon had Randy Ciarlante join him for a couple of Hurricane Irene benefit gigs this past wkd - one @ Kingston, NY's "UPAC" & @ Saturday's "Ramble." Just posted the "Ramble's" set list.

Also, a number of "Soundcloud" tracks of Randy's have been posted on his pg.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 20:05:36 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Writing Lightfoot

Kevin J: Dave Bidini's new book, "Writing Gordon Lightfoot", is built around Gord and Bob D's appearance at the 1972 Mariposa Festival on Centre Island. Bob wasn't allowed to play but was apparently in the crowd, mostly unnoticed, for much of the weekend.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 19:36:58 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Above link is a "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" kind of moment when Bob Dylan was on hand to induct Gordon Lightfoot into the Juno ( Canadian version of Grammy's ) Hall of Fame back in 1986.......He made the trip which said a lot about his respect for Lightfoot but really had no comments prepared other than to mumble "Gordon...a rare talent and all that..." Ann Murray sure looked lovely that night didn't she?


Entered at Mon Nov 21 19:37:02 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Roy's fingers

David P: In part 2 of the BBC interview posted by BEG, Robbie talks about Roy's 'selfishness' in hiding what he was doing from Robbie during that gunslinging gig.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 19:17:49 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Robbie's blues

Kevin J: Yes indeed - you could fill a notebook with turns of phrase that Robbie picked up and worked into songs, right from the early days.

David P: You'd be the guy to aks about the 'hayride' style that Robbie was talking about. I've always understood it to be that skittering C&W/rockabilly style that can be heard in Grady Martin's playing. Not so much a blues style, despite the extra edge from the banjo string. The little of Buchanan's early stuff that I'm aware of seems to have more blues in it, and Robbie's way more.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 19:11:25 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

It's obvious that Robbie was a quick learner, practicing constantly, going from playing bass in the Hawks to lead guitar in a matter of months. Along with the techniques of string-bending and pinched harmonics, I think that what Robbie learned most from watching Roy Buchanan briefly was attitude -- his aggressive, violent approach. As Robbie recounted in a 1995 interview in Guitar Player magazine:

"...that violent style also had a lot to do with my impression of Ronnie's music, which always struck me as quite violent and vicious."

Bill M: I believe it was Fred Carter Jr., not Roy, who would often turn his back to Robbie while playing.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 18:48:54 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

………….Really nice to hear that interview and talk of Roy Buchanan……thanks BEG..…..Robbie has always been very respectful of Roy – and has consistently made it known that few if any players including RR came close to Roy – ever……..Though I do wish he had been name dropped on the guitar song on HTBC as I pointed out to Sebastian 6-8 months before the album’s release when we had been told here that a guitar tribute song was being worked on…..Oh well……….. I recall a radio interview in that 1987-88 period where the host kept mentioning players and Robbie was dismissive of most essentially saying that after seeing and playing with Roy none of the “other guys” that came to prominence in the mid to late 60’s had anything better to offer.

…..in part 1 of the BBC interviews….Todd's antenna theory of songwriting is in full on mode with RR noting that that lady in New Orleans in one conversation gave him ”Hang the rich” and “That voodoo shit don’t do nothing for me”………..interesting how good writers pick up on conversations like this….


Entered at Mon Nov 21 18:25:05 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Robbie qua grasshopper?

David P: I agree that Ronnie and Roy would most likely have known each other (via cousin Dale and also through playing overlapping circuits down south and up north), though those earlier interactions may well have been before Robbie. And I too suspect that Ronnie called in Roy knowing full well that Robbie'd be a better fit than Roy, even if Roy was a better guitarist (and that I cannot say one way or the other). As long as Robbie was more than adequate (and early recordings indicate that he was), a bona-fide babe magnet would have made better business sense than a bona-fide weird guy with a werewolfian reputation. Still, the word 'tutor' may over-grace the situation - a mere two weeks where the 'master' was unwilling to teach, or even show his hand to the 'protege'.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 17:59:35 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan had been playing with Ronnie's cousin Dale Hawkins at the time. Some sources indicate that Mr. Buchanan hooked up with Ronnie while on tour with Dale in Toronto. Whether by invitation or not, it seems that Ronnie used the opportunity to mainly use Roy temporarily as a tutor for Robbie. It's likely that Ronnie knew Roy wasn't likely to work out as a permanent member of the Hawks and, following that brief connection, Roy's career faded into the shadows as a sideman for about a decade.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 16:42:02 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the Robbie interviews with the BBC. I especially appreciated the discussion of Roy Buchanan as nearl-Hawk because it confirms what Rebel Payne (who was the bassist at the time) told me a few years ago - that Roy wasn't in the Hawks, but came up to duke it out with Robbie for the departing Fred Carter's job as Hawkins' lead guitarist. That he lost says lots about Robbie. The only discrepancy between the two accounts is that Rebel had Roy coming uninvited whereas Robbie has Roy coming at Ronnie's invitation (which makes more sense to me). My guess is that neither knew of the invitation at the time, but that Hawkins filled out the picture for Robbie after the fact. Rebel went on to say that it was a pretty amazing two weeks of fireworks - at Grand Bend, I believe.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 16:21:14 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Subject: Ciarlante / Katz / Sharrard (CKS) recording tonight's gig.

Great band - Ciarlante (Randy) / Katz (Bruce) / Sharrard (Scott) (aka "CKS) - recording (video & audio) tonight's gig @ "Club Helsinki."


Entered at Mon Nov 21 15:47:09 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: "Floppy Boot Stomp", meet "Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
Web: My link

JH: Holy smokes - slow Beefheart's spoken intro down a bit and you've got Robbie's spoken intro to SDTCR!


Entered at Mon Nov 21 13:22:02 CET 2011 from (69.158.24.72)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Part 2 of BBC Robbie Robertson Interview.

Manic Monday - The Bangles
;-D


Entered at Mon Nov 21 13:19:48 CET 2011 from (69.158.24.72)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Yikes! What happened to Houdini?!

Here's another interview....

Roger Scott interviewing Robbie Robertson 27/08/88 BBC Radio One Part 1


Entered at Mon Nov 21 13:08:47 CET 2011 from (69.158.24.72)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

At the beginning of Robbie's "Houdini", I hear Sly and The Family Stone's funky groove. (
Thank You (For Letting Me Be Myself Again)

Monday Monday - Mamas and The Papas


Entered at Mon Nov 21 12:55:58 CET 2011 from (69.158.24.72)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

.....I also bought the boot "Old Shoes" by Levon and The Hawks" 1964.
Crabgrass was with me and liked the sound quality better as well.

Breakin' The Rules
Robbie Robertson Interview
Master Storyteller Opens His Heart

"One of the songs that is most redolent of cotton fields or plantations or prison camps is the traditional ‘Ain’t No More Cane’, which you covered early before The Band’s first album. Levon said that when you recorded that song, that’s when The Band found its voice. Firstly, what are your recollections of doing that song, and secondly, is it because of the song’s nostalgic roots that The Band were able to capture it so perfectly?

Well, I have a different recollection of that song. That comes from when we were doing ‘The Basement Tapes’, so there was new songs, and Bob Dylan knows all of this stuff about folk music that we didn’t know. So every once in a while he would pull out one of these songs that we’d never heard of or heard before, and a couple of them that stuck out to me were ‘Spanish Is The Loving Tongue’ and ‘Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos’. And when he sang that song, ‘Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos’, I said, ‘Wait a minute, teach that song to me. There’s something special in that.’

And then I took what he was doing and I put it in another time figure, and then The Band were able to play that like it was one of our songs, and it fit in with other stuff that we were doing seamlessly. It was like, ‘Hmm, that’s an interesting thing’. Because it’s an old river song - a very old song - and there was something about making this feel timeless: “You should have been on the river in Nineteen and Ten / They were running the women just like they were running the men”. It didn’t matter that it was 1910. t was beautiful story telling, and it was an inspiration for that time."

Belated Thanks to Kevin J and Jericho.
:-D

I Don't LIke Mondays - Boomtown Rats


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Posted by:

Nux

Subject: Album of the week(by Richard Haslop)

Nothing Is Wrong by Dawes

Also:

Song of the week (from the album of the week): A Little Bit Of Everything – without reading the reviews first (it turns out that Mr Browne even features on one track, but no this one) it sounded to me like Jackson Browne with David Lindley on lap steel and Warren Zevon on piano. It still does, which is as good as that will seem to some, and much better than it will seem to others.

Line of the week (from the song of the week): “It’s like trying to make out every word, when they should simply hum along”.

Dawes, whose first album was pleasant, if unexceptional (which could still turn out to be this one’s ultimate fate) also sound very much like the Hollywood Town Hall era Jayhawks on a couple of tracks on which they use Benmont Tench’s organ (just as the Jayhawks did on Hollywood Town Hall). Jonathan Wilson, whose own recent Gentle Spirit is excellent, produces. I now see, too, that Gary Louris of the Jayhawks guests on Gentle Spirit, but not on Nothing Is Wrong … which just goes to show!

I have to say, as ever, that the reviews that are trotting out the usual suspects as influences (Gram Parsons is inevitably there, in the reviews that is, as, these days, are CSN&Y), might not have spent enough time actually listening to those suspects.

Here’s something David Towers sent me after I had phoned him to say how much I was enjoying the album (four straight listens in my car, which hardly ever happens):

From: "Bob Lefsetz" Date: 18 November 2011 1:51:47 PM SAST Subject: Tonight's Dawes Show

1. You've got to know people. Word of mouth can spread only if you know other mouths.

2. The agent had a friend who knew the band, he checked them out, he signed them.

Then what...

3. It was about the agent's relationships. Used to be the start was a record deal, now you begin on the road. But it's almost impossible to get a gig. Unless you've got an agent. And an agent won't sign you unless he thinks you're good. Because for a good long while, the agent's going to be working for free.

4. The first Dawes tour netted the grand sum of fifty dollars a gig. The agent's commission was five bucks. Unless you can see the grand scheme, unless the band's gonna break through, forget it.

5. The band survived by sleeping on couches. Maybe rock and roll's a young man's game. If you're looking for tour support, keep your day job. This is Dawes's first bus tour.

6. Then Dawes graduated to $250 a night. At this point, they're still trading on the reputation of the agent, he's using his contacts, convincing other agents and bands that Dawes is good, that they should let them open their show.

7. Not only does the band kill it on stage, they kill it at the merch booth. They stay there forever. It's less about making money than making contacts. It's these early believers who will spread the word.

8. There was a Chevy commercial, featuring "When My Time Comes", but they got it because the track had already gone viral, kind of like "A Little Bit Of Everything" tonight. When I saw the band over the summer, everybody sang along with "When My Time Comes", vociferously. Now they're singing "A Little Bit Of Everything" too. It was passed from person to person, on a grass roots level, there was no top down campaign, no cementing radio play. Unless you're a Top Forty act, this is the way you do it.

9. When you catch fire, your price goes up immediately. Suddenly, the band was making a grand a night, then five, then ten. You're nobody, then you're somebody.

10. Taylor Goldsmith not only sings and writes, he plays. Kind of like Springsteen, Taylor can execute the leads and still sing. There's no hit yet, but it doesn't matter. There wasn't a hit off the first two Springsteen albums either. You build it on the road, the definitive track will come. Then again, Springsteen and the E Street Band were more charismatic than Dawes. The Dawes crew is more everyman, hey, maybe that's why they back up Jackson Browne! 11. Jody Stephens came out to play drums. Greatness attracts greatness. Musicians are not jealous, they're looking for the next big thing. Sure, they like money, but they like music more. 12. Benmont Tench came out and played on the two encores, tracks he performed on on the record. And when he placed his hands on the organ keys, it sounded so right. 13. They played "Million Dollar Bill". And "So Well". And, as stated above, "A Little Bit Of Everything". That's what I want, a little bit of everything, I want to partake at the smorgasbord of life. Visit every country, eat it all up. 14. I met the dad after, Lenny Goldsmith, who played with Sweathog and Tower Of Power. He said it was before in-ear monitors, he could barely hear himself sing over the horns. He gave up the dream when his second wife got pregnant. She told him he was too old to rock and roll, thirty seven, he sells real estate now. 15. I asked the drummer and bass player why they broke through, what made it happen. In unison, they both said the songs. 16. The agent got them started, but management counts too. They testified about Tony DiCioccio, he told the band what t-shirts to make, what would sell. 17. It's a whole team, not only agent and manager, but label too. You're all in it together. And it's got to be about music more than money because it's such a long hard slog.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 09:57:25 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 'The Roulette Years"

’The Roulette Years” is an essential album to have. There are some doubts as to the 100% accuracy of the notes but they list session dates and who did what. In the sense of “The Band” as the five members, I’m not sure there are any. The tracks include Jerry Penfound, the sixth Hawk. So that’s the 7/5/63 session (dates are in British order) with the six Hawks:

Bossman, High Blood Pressure. Instrumental intro, There’s A Screw loose. Then there’s a session on 2/2/62 mastered at a much later date with Arkansas (version 2), and two takes of Mojo Man. That’s seven tracks, but five ‘songs.’

The 1963 session that yielded Who Do You Love & Bo Diddley has four + Jerry Penfound, but no Garth. It adds Roy Buchanan and King Curtis.

Before that you’re into three (Rick, Robbie, Levon) plus Jerry. 5 tracks from 18/9/61, five from 13/9/61, one from 15/9/61. There isn’t a keyboard player listed on these at all. Go back earlier and you get just Levon & Robbie, and earlier still, just Levon.


Entered at Mon Nov 21 05:03:37 CET 2011 from (76.69.36.214)

Posted by:

Even Stephen

Location: CANADA

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks - The Roulette years 2CD (1995 Release)

AMAZING WEBSITE AND THE NUMBER 1 RESOURCE FOR THE BAND! WELL DONE! Here's a question… taking a look at the DISCOGRAPHY section, under "albums by Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks" and looking at "Collections/Compilations"… wondering about 1995's 2CD "The Roulette Years"? "Altogether there are six songs that feature the complete Band lineup backing Hawkins"… which six tracks are those exactly? Thanks in advance! :) KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


Entered at Mon Nov 21 00:37:34 CET 2011 from (24.164.173.243)

Posted by:

Lars

Location: Southern Ulster County

Subject: Unforgotten Servant

Any time, Pat. My house is always open to you.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 22:08:57 CET 2011 from (99.115.147.236)

Posted by:

Pat B

Adam, I doubt the Old Town will let Levon play another Chicago date near that one. There are all kinds of huge subscription offers for seat purchases for the show which are of the "rip-off" nature so I imagine there is an exclusivity clause in the contract somewhere. As far as the price goes, I'd much rather drive to NY, have a drink with Lars, hang Upstate for a couple of days and see a show at the Barn.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 21:49:31 CET 2011 from (85.255.44.135)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

A little test. And the late, great Captain's "Floppy Boot Stomp."


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:38:54 CET 2011 from (64.231.177.73)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

.....just one more!

Everyday Is Like Sunday

Morrissey


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:30:18 CET 2011 from (64.231.177.73)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sunday Morning

Velvet Underground

We're off to the Antique Market... :-D


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:23:30 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Nothing wrong with Hazel, but it was the wrong song for the night. Like A Rolling Stone was the screamingly obvious everyone- on-their feet last song, ending Dylan's set and setting up the finale. I think every performer knows where you place your greatest "hit" especially as it had a triple-Band connection: 66 Tour, Isle of Wight / Self Portrait, 74 Before the Flood tour. No wonder The Band looked so surprised when he started into Baby Let Me Follow You Down Again.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:13:11 CET 2011 from (64.231.177.73)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson Guest Hosts The Radio Hour

November 12-13

"Elwood steps away from the microphone to let rock legend Robbie Robertson guest host the show. Robbie spins tracks from his latest album, and also picks out some of his favorites -- and tells stories to match.

We've got exclusive video of Robbie's recording session for the show below. But also make sure you check out additional clips from when he was a guest a few weeks back, and even more on our video page Robbie introduces a track by Little Junior Parker..."


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:07:42 CET 2011 from (64.231.177.73)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For those of you who want to buy Robbie on a stamp.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 16:05:25 CET 2011 from (64.231.177.73)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon and The Hawks - Port Dover July 12, 1964

I found this CD in NYC but we didn't like the sound so I didn't buy it....Oh well. I think at the time I bought The Band at Roosevelt Stadium instead.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 15:40:49 CET 2011 from (24.218.200.216)

Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: another Last Waltz tribute...I think

Seems to be a lot of Last Waltz shows this month so If this one was already posted. apologies. Tim


Entered at Sun Nov 20 13:10:10 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link

Link to download a Lone Star Cafe show featuring Rick, Richard and Garth. Listed as 1/9/85. Both the performance and the sound quality are very good.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 12:44:50 CET 2011 from (90.239.90.158)

Posted by:

NortWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: A dirty blonde(!) hair

Peter, what's wrong about doing Hazel, anyway? I love the song. BTW a fantastic article on WOODY GUTHRIE on Peter V's personal blogg... but ou have probably already seen it.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 11:04:44 CET 2011 from (90.239.111.131)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Contries

Subject: 250 US dollars ?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I might be a sneaky old bastard but I can listen to Bach or Händel in Lutheran Cathedrals and accordion players from Eastern Europe in front of a liquor store - FOR FREE.


Entered at Sun Nov 20 03:00:24 CET 2011 from (75.34.34.47)

Posted by:

Adam

Web: My link

Pat - I did indeed post the new "Tears Of Rage" on YouTube. I found this copy on a Woodstock Outtakes DVD, and recently posted the Band's outtakes (this and two edits of "The Weight") on Hunger City. I figured that since it was already on YouTube, people had to see and enjoy the upgrade in quality.

Are you sure you won't be attending Levon's special Old Town School Ramble? $250 is a lot, but I've been waiting since July 2010 for them to come back to our neck of the woods. $250 is less than heading to Woodstock for a show, and the Old Town School will be an amazing venue for it. Probably the same size or smaller than Levon's barn? I'm in. Although I'm just going to get one ticket and go by myself, due to the high price. Maybe there will be a general date in the same time frame, if they are in Chicago? That would be nice.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 17:47:41 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Ah, Ronnie Wood came on during I Shall Be Released, didn't he? Maybe he was expecting to sing "Like A Rolling Stone, but not actually a legal Rolling Stone until I've been with them for another quarter of a century."

Some Girls tour CD / DVD comes out next week.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 17:42:24 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Like A Rolling Stone TLW

The article makes it look as if it was scheduled in place of I Shall Be Released, but not necessarily. I would have thought that had to be planned in. At a guess, the impromptu re-take of Baby Let Me Follow You Down replaced it. It's a pity, they really should have done Rolling Stone. But it's like Dylan to do Hazel instead, just like it was Joni who didn't do Big Yellow taxi. TLW was improvable, then!


Entered at Sat Nov 19 17:06:21 CET 2011 from (99.115.147.236)

Posted by:

Pat B

Interesting that they were going to encore with Like A Rolling Stone at TLW.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:59:31 CET 2011 from (184.144.107.66)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ronnie and Robbie and a better photo of the previous article.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:56:16 CET 2011 from (184.144.107.66)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"The Band Leaves Their Heart"

"Brian was editor of "The Signal" then. He remarked that he scooped "Rolling Stone."


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:53:57 CET 2011 from (184.144.107.66)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie Robertson on April Fool's Day, 2011.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:51:28 CET 2011 from (184.144.107.66)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JT: The Band played in Trenton, New Jersey 1971.

Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers

For those of you in Toronto who were interested in Keith Richards' autobiography; it's now selling for 8.99 at BMV as a remainder.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:33:22 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Champagne & Reefer … that reminded me of the new Etta James album. I was looking at it a couple of days ago but didn't buy. It looked as if she'd changed Champagne & Reefer to "Champagne & Wine". Anyone heard it? I assume it's the same song, but it's a bit of a daft song title.


Entered at Sat Nov 19 14:17:05 CET 2011 from (61.68.102.53)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Shine a light

Unfortunately I'm in the wrong area of the world to see both marvelous shows broadcast. Shine a light is thoroughly reccomended, though, if only for 'champagne and reefer" with buddy guy...


Entered at Fri Nov 18 20:37:21 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: TLWHD

Also, the Palladia channel will be broadcasting the High Definition version of TLW next Friday at 3:00 PM, followed by Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film, "Shine A Light", at 5:30.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 19:59:44 CET 2011 from (137.187.241.6)

Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Subject: TLW & JRR interviews

I agree SM . . . Wow! Guess I'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner in my sister-in-law's BAT (big a$$ truck) which will be the only Sirius XM available to me next weekend in Alabama.

J.F.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 16:37:05 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Wow...


Entered at Fri Nov 18 15:53:53 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Tryptophan Waltz

Over Thanksgiving weekend, SiriusXM satellite radio will air a four-part interview with Robbie, conducted by Little Steven Van Zandt, on his Underground Garage channel. The complete soundtrack of TLW will also be broadcast.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 13:56:20 CET 2011 from (90.136.117.147)

Posted by:

Yannick

Location: Cologne, Germany

Subject: Randy Ciarlante

Totally by accident, I discovered former Band drummer/vocalist Randy Ciarlante has got a soundcloud page. This might be worth mentioning on the "What's New" page of the website. He has uploaded some great live performances there: http://soundcloud.com/randyciarlante Enjoy.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 13:26:44 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.84)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Joshua Manuel
July 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

Wish I could be there Glenn! Good luck! Give my love and all my best to Uncle Al and the family when you see them!

Thanks for the cool article Jeff!! Always nice to see my dad mentioned from time to time. Best wishes to you as well.

merren
July 17, 2011 at 10:33 am
Being an old band fan Richard Manuel was a favourite along with a skiinny little kid Robbie Robertson,the best nights were when the harmonica sounds of Richard Newel were heard,some of the best Band sounds were in that little club in Port Dover,Hope the fund raiser does very well cheers merren


Entered at Fri Nov 18 13:16:58 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.84)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Robbie Robertson in WNYC's green room
September 21, 2011
He was on the Leonard Lopate Show discussing his days with The Band and his latest album, "How to Become Clairvoyant." Listen to the interview here!
Photo by Melissa Eagan."


Entered at Fri Nov 18 13:08:25 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.84)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

TLW Celebration in Kitchener, Ontario is an Event In Memory of RICHARD MANUEL of THE BAND

"Recently, Glenn set about to capture Manuel’s story, with the help of Al Manuel, Richard’s last remaining brother, in a play. It’s a story about incredible talent, sacrifice, struggle and addiction, but mostly says Glenn, deep love.

And so Glenn Grainger is holding a concert/fundraiser and silent auction for the production of the play in Kitchener Ontario on November 25, 2011, which happens to be the 35th anniversary of the Last Waltz. The event is being held at Marshall Hall at Bingeman’s, in Kitchener Ontario and features some amazing Canadian musicians including the Sadies, Royal Wood, the Last Waltz Tribute Band and Steve Strongman.

This fundraiser is intended to serves two purposes, says Grainger: to enjoy camaraderie and a shared experience of their incredible music, and to also help raise funds to adequately and respectfully tell the Manuel story.

Incidentally, Al Manuel, with whom Glenn has worked closely on this project, will be in attendance with his family.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 13:04:11 CET 2011 from (64.231.176.84)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Serenity: November 25
Celebrating The Band in Kitchener, Ontario
Marshall Hall Bingemans.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 12:46:14 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley
Web: My link

Subject: Levon at UPAC Tonight

Pat B, tickets are $50-$100 here.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 07:38:16 CET 2011 from (122.59.251.42)

Posted by:

Rod

Subject: stuff

thanks David P for that clip. thats the best thing I've seen from RR for a long time - maybe since Storyville.

It's a pity that The Band (or any of their solo incarnations) never bothered to come down to NZ. Old Crow Medicine Show did it two years in a row. The first time they were booked into some sub-standard venues (in Wellington at least) but returned the next year in much better venues. I've got to say that bands like OCMS and The Felice Brothers got me over my infatuation with The Band (though I still love them).


Entered at Fri Nov 18 04:50:02 CET 2011 from (99.115.147.236)

Posted by:

Pat B

I was very excited to learn that Levon and his crew are coming to Chicago to play the Old Town School of Folk Music, one of the best rooms in town. Then I learned tickets are $250 apiece.

Adam, did you post ToR on youtube? Beautiful.


Entered at Fri Nov 18 01:13:23 CET 2011 from (69.123.3.201)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Some Kind of Neighbor

Tomorrow night Levon and his band along with Natalie Merchant, Donald Fagan and Graham Parker are doing a benefit for their neighbors who lost everything with the recent floods. Levon doesn't spend a lot of time doing interviews or collecting his awards, but it seems like he's always there for his neighbors in need. "And some stayed on to finish what they started....."


Entered at Thu Nov 17 23:23:38 CET 2011 from (75.34.34.47)

Posted by:

Adam

Web: My link

There's a better circulating copy of "Tears Of Rage" from Woodstock 1969 on YouTube. I recently uploaded great quality versions of the Band's Woodstock 1969 video outtakes on the Hunger City torrent site. Be sure to get them if you are into that.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 22:15:23 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

sadavid: There's the old Roy Orbison song, "Go, Go, Go (Down the Line)", that's also been covered by Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Cash and others (see link). And, for a Band connection, there's the 1987 film, "End of the Line", in which Levon co-starred with Wilford Brimley, Kevin Bacon and Mary Steenburgen. In a futher convolution, it also featured Howard Morris, best known for his role as Ernest T. Bass on the old Andy Griffith tv show.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 21:52:07 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: noir

David P: thanks for resurrecting that clip; a terrific, energetic performance.

I went poking thru YouTube for the phrase that inspired the song's title and recurring line -- see [My link] starting about 8:20. Although I've seen _Double Indemnity_ a few times over the years, I never realized that the phrase is repeated (to rather chilling effect) another 3 or 4 times, with a "right down the line" thrown in for variety. Superb dialogue (screenplay Billy Wilder + Raymond Chandler).


Entered at Thu Nov 17 21:08:35 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Actually, I use the word "tour" loosely as it really doesn't appear to be a tour per se. What is interesting is that the two weeks following the accident on Lake Travis in Austin have no gigs--evidently a good number of shows were canceled--and there were only a few gigs before the Palladium shows which ended with the announcement of the Last Waltz.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 20:20:09 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

The problems associated with the 1976 tour are lengthy and well-known. RR certainly lays out his POV well in these interviews.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 19:51:12 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Wah-wah, You've given me a wah-wah...

With the mention the other day of Jimmy Fallon's dead-on parodies of Neil Young and the Doors, I neglected to follow the circuitous process linking Robbie. For those who might have missed JRR's recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, here's the link to a video of his excellent performance with Robert Randolph and The Roots, Mr. Fallon's house band. Note that Robbie briefly uses a wah-wah pedal.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 19:43:17 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

S.M.: I'm sure you're right - though "Waiting and waiting to go on the road is a goddamn impossible way of life" just doesn't have the same umph. (Sounds like something out of "Green Acres", come to think of it. Hank Kimball?)


Entered at Thu Nov 17 19:35:45 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Brown eyed girl

Thanks


Entered at Thu Nov 17 19:17:21 CET 2011 from (90.239.131.254)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Entered at Thu Nov 17 18:05:54 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175) by Peter V

... but where was the politics or am I missing something!? - BTW Steve was a hell-of-a-political-poster, I agree.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 19:08:03 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: hinc illae lacrimae

I've long felt that it was not the length of time spent" on the road" that wore RR down- but the agony of dealing with the cancelled rehearsals, delayed recording sessions etc. caused by the addiction related "accidents" of some of the other band members.

I think he loved those guys and their talents, but...

Have I misread what was between the lines?


Entered at Thu Nov 17 18:42:43 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Clive Selwood's autobiography talks about being hired to launch Elektra's own label in Britain, and not knowing anything about Tom Rush and Tom Paxton (the first releases), then discovering they were playing Britain to sell-out audiences.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 18:34:55 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Tom Rush

Peter V: I highly recommend two other British two-fers of Rush's Columbia albums so you'd have "Tom Rush", "Merrimack County" and "Wrong End of the Rainbow". (I don't care for "Ladies Love Outlaws".) Sandy Konikoff was in his band for a time, but turned the job over to his Buffalo chum Gary Mallaber, who appears as part of an exceptionally tight little band on "Merrimack County" (along with guitarist Trevor Veitch, pianist Bill Stevenson and bassist Jim Rolleston).


Entered at Thu Nov 17 18:05:54 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: convoluted links

Sometimes the music process is convoluted here, but rewarding if you follow the trails. For example, I mentioned the Tom Rush single of Who Do You Love? that I found. David P explained it was on the "Take A Little Walk With Me" album, then listed the stellar backing band. I ordered it on a 2-for-1 with Tom Rush's first Elektra album (the only way to get it currently) and I've been immersed in it all week.

It's like John Hammond's So Many Roads, in that the tracks are all R&B standards that loads of bands were playing circa 1965/66, but these are great versions.

We have stopped talking politics ,and I miss Steve. But I had to put one up here. They had a phone in on BBC 2 Radio Two on the racism row in English football where England captain John Terry is alleged to have called an opposing player a f***ing black c***. Interestingly every paper asterisks where I've asterisked but left the really offensive word in. Most footballers know that any form of abuse will be used to wind up an opponent so that they punch you and get sent off, which I guess was happening here. But it's rightly caused a furore. So in the phone in a woman was saying that she was a teacher and she knew what it was like to be black because she was a woman driver and got insulted all the time. The DJ didn't say what I would have … if you're getting insulted THAT often there might be something wrong with your driving. Then the woman … a teacher … added "that in the 1960s EVERY Southern town in the USA had black people hanging lynched in the trees." You have to wonder about teaching qualifications, accuracy, history … plus why am I listening to this crap phone in?


Entered at Thu Nov 17 17:47:20 CET 2011 from (128.231.237.8)

Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Hey Bill,

Good to hear from you. Yep, with your house - start early and work steadily. It will get done (even though I have to say Steve & I are not really done going through junk we have put away in storage). Please contact me at: jan_at_home(at sign)verizon.net

no parens around the @, of course.

J.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 17:21:58 CET 2011 from (90.239.124.176)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: TheBandTheBandTheBand and nothing more than TheBand

The Band is a hamburger: LEVON HELM is the bread, J. ROBBIE ROBERTSON is the beef, ALL OTHERS are onion mustard and tomato. No greasy dressing in this meal. Satisfied "Jericho" ?


Entered at Thu Nov 17 16:02:24 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks. I've only had time to watch the first bit of the first Robbie and Rob link. I was glad to see that by 2001 Rob was no longer swallowing the swill about Robbie having been on the road for 16 straight years (or however many it was) leading up to TLW. I got to know a school friend of Rob's pretty well in the mid '70s (through a mutual interest in the Band) and remember sitting in his house talking about how odd it was that Rob was ignoring the widely known fact that the Band had never toured all that much.

David P: Having been listening to the Chess 50th Anniversary comp of Howlin' Wolf's best, I feel I must acknowledge Robbie's debt to Hubert Sumlin. Listening to "Wang Dang Doodle", it seems to me that Hawkins' "Who Do You Love" sounds like Ronnie singing on top of Wolf's band tracks. Robbie even borrowed Sumlin's interjections and solo, though replacing Sumlin's relative jauntiness with a malevolent feel that drew on Willie Johnson's muddy slashing chords and other sources. The great "Smokestack Lightning" is noteworthy for many reasons, including the presence of both Sumlin and Johnson; I find it interesting that rather than playing off each other, they repeat a simple figure in unison throughout, with the piano playing the same thing too - and also Wolf's harmonica from time to time. Made me think of Phil Spector's way of achieving his wall of sound.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 15:51:13 CET 2011 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Re: Long Black Veil 1970

Thanks, BEG... that Long Black Veil is a keeper! Very tight performance. I love the look Rick gives Levon at :41 to sync up their harmonies. Great clip.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 14:21:20 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.223)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Part 3 of Doc with Robbie and Bowman.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 14:20:15 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.223)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Part 1 of Doc with Rob Bowman.
I met someone in my Arts Tour Group in Cuba who attended the same high school as Bowman. He brought his name up when I was talking about The Band. He told me that even then Bowman probably had at least a thousand records.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 14:08:16 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.223)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie's High School until he dropped out in grade 10 - RH King Academy in Scarborough, (Suburb of Toronto) Ontario.
Btw, Bill M is also a musicologist - The Hawks.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 14:04:28 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.223)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Outtake from Festival Express - The Band Long Black Veil (1970)


Entered at Thu Nov 17 13:56:32 CET 2011 from (184.144.105.223)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thursday's Child - David Bowie

Hey Bill M and Jed....It's all good, isn't it?
Here's another one Jed. You may have missed this one.....You can access the other parts as well.

Robbie Robertson-Documentary-2001 canada-THE BAND-BOB DYLAN pt 2of3 with Canadian Musicologist Rob Bowman.
When I met him with Robbie, I was surprised that he wasn't aware of imagezulu's friend Myron Zabol's book People of the Dancing Sky. He got permission from Robbie to use some of Robbie's lyrics with his photography of people from Six Nations. Myron had an exhibit at Kleinburg's McMichael Canadian Art Collection.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 11:08:43 CET 2011 from (89.241.2.192)

Posted by:

Jericho

I just got a little excited about the link and no one else seemed to be. End of subject.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 03:52:16 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Memories

Listening intensely now to Acadian Driftwood with tears rolling down my cheeks...memories of all 3 voices,2 gone,1 thankfully a living treasure,and Garth and Robbie painting the musical picture.memories of my Dad,89 years,lying in a home,in a coma,dying slowly and sadly.Memories of first hearing this song,the smells,the colors.A lot of memories and with the cycle of life being what it is,a lot of loss.Still think of you,Richard and Rick,a lot.


Entered at Thu Nov 17 01:39:13 CET 2011 from (72.230.109.86)

Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: Jan F

Wow, Jan, life happens and it keeps on happening and you've had your share of life happening of late. I'm so sorry for your losses. Interesting to read of your downsizing. I'd bet that it's helped you cope. I'm in that process myself, hoping to have my house on the market by late Winter or early Spring. Slowly and methodically getting the house sellable and slowly and methodically and in many cases emotionally getting rid of stuff. I really like my house and my yard( I've never had better dirt in which to grow stuff), and my pretty one has brought much beauty and peace to my life here these past (almost) 4 years. But the work is just getting to be too much, and I'm making a lot less money than I used to make and, simply, I've been in the same place for so long. I relate to much to appreciating a break from owning. It's time...... I can't find your email address. If you still have mine please email me?


Entered at Wed Nov 16 22:56:53 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, I was giving you the Bill Needle (SCTV).


Entered at Wed Nov 16 22:18:47 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Pat B: Thought you meant the album, not the studio or the street or whatever. Doh!


Entered at Wed Nov 16 22:11:21 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: You say its your birthday...

Mr. Blavatnik walked away from the EMI auction at the last minute. Last Friday it was announced that Vivendi SA Univeral Music Group would acquire EMI's recorded music division for $1.9 billion and Sony/ATV would buy EMI's publishing assets for $2.2 billion. I believe Abbey Road Studios, which just celebrated its 80th anniversary, is included as part of the recorded music deal with Universal.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 22:06:16 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Joan: I had seen it earlier today in BEG’s attachment but since it generated so much excitement including WOW’s from certain quarters, the encore was warranted! Dig the last question of that interview and the reference to Glenn Gould…….something RR would pull out some 35 years later…….


Entered at Wed Nov 16 21:27:14 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Abbey Road

Prime real estate? Dunno. You've got those constant flashing lights all night because someone put a pedestrian crossing right outside.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 21:08:46 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Well, Bill M, as you know Big Pink is owned by a couple who have house concerts in the basement, and Sammy Davis Jr.'s house sold a few years ago (I assume to a private owner). But I believe Abbey Road is owned by EMI and I wonder if it is part of the deal. It's quite a nice piece of real estate beyond being an extraordinary studio.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 21:04:41 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: 1978 Interview with Robbie & Scorsese

I had never seen this before.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 20:18:32 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Abbey Road? How 'bout Bigs Pink and Brown?


Entered at Wed Nov 16 20:14:24 CET 2011 from (129.42.208.177)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Web: My link

Subject: Rick Danko 'Sip The Wine'

Link on Expecting Rain today of Rick from a 1978 Chicago tv show.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 20:11:21 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Jan F, sorry about the tough year. Hang in.

Does the EMI sale include Abbey Road?


Entered at Wed Nov 16 19:59:02 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: EMI sold

The end of EMI as it is sold to Russian



Entered at Wed Nov 16 19:44:01 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Jericho: That would have been of no interest of anyone except as humour. Some people know that, and some don't. The world's like that. Still, a little more effort from all ...


Entered at Wed Nov 16 19:41:32 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

I dunno, Jericho. I go back and see a lot of Band related stuff with the interesting spin-offs. Nothing from you, except a snide remark.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 19:32:37 CET 2011 from (2.100.149.44)

Posted by:

Jericho

Bill M: I stopped posting here many moons ago and only look in for the great links brown eyed girl finds. Can't you think of something better to say than you had Robbie Hair? How about: WOW what a great find or would that be asking too much.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 18:51:12 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Jericho: Yes, it would be nice if everyone here would come up with as much material as BEG does - including you.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 18:47:01 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Subject: my video

Thanks all for the kind words...I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 17:51:26 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Web: My link

Thanks for those Lightfoot links, Angie. Gee, but Gordo is looking aged, isn't he? I feel his geriatric pain. BTW, I recently came across Kris Delmhorst. I suppose I'm the last on the planet to do so. Anyone else? Also, apologies for my misspelling in complementing Brien Sz the other day.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 17:44:10 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: BEG and Jericho

Indeed! Sorry for my " nonsense" , and many thanks to brown eyed girl.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 16:58:46 CET 2011 from (2.100.149.44)

Posted by:

Jericho

That was a great link brown eyed girl! It's a shame so many on here just waffle on about nonsense for so long and never come up with anything relating the The Band. THANKS!


Entered at Wed Nov 16 15:31:11 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: The Wolfmen

In contrast, Willie Johnson had a nastier, more distorted sound, compared to Hubert Sumlin's cleaner tones. It's evident that Robbie adapted a little bit of both styles early on, mixing dirty, slurred chords with biting notes (see link). On top of that, he added the sting of harmonics.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 14:58:23 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Willie Johnson and Robbie Robertson

BEG: That CBC archival clip is too painful to watch for a number of reasons, including the fact that at the time I had Robbie's hair and the guy on the left's suit (though at least mine wasn't blue).

In other news, I'm finally reading Robert Palmer's "Deep Blues" from 1981. Excellent book thus far; I'm in the early parts, where the extensive and evocative descriptions of the 'Mississippi delta' (which confusingly isn't the delta of the Mississippi) and its mirror image across the river in Arkansas gives a sense of where Levon was coming from and what Robbie would have felt when he got there as a 17-year-old. The book's not about them - it's about the bluesmen and their music - but our guys do pop up from time to time. One thing that I greatly appreciate is Palmer's admiration for the playing of Willie Johnson, most notably on Howlin' Wolf's early records. I've raised Johnson's name here a number of times over the years, mostly when somebody mentions Hubert Sumlin's influence on Robbie Robertson's playing - which I think is overstated. Like me, Palmer is very much taken with Johnson and the rest of Wolf's band on the awesome "House Rockers" (not the better known "House Rockin' Boogie"). And he goes on to say, many pages later, "Meanwhile, young white guitarists all over America were carefully studying Wolf's records, and especially Willie Johnson's work. One was Robbie Robertson, who joined Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks in the early sixties and can be heard playing what amounts to a Willie Johnson homage when he solos on Hawkins' 1963 rave-up 'Who Do You Love'."


Entered at Wed Nov 16 13:25:24 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.147)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Gordon Lightfoot and his daughter at Occupy Toronto site. He turns 73 on Thursday.


Entered at Wed Nov 16 13:21:07 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.147)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For Mike Nomad..."Gordon Lightfoot Visits Occupy Toronto as 'Concerned' Parent to Support Daughter"......
just around the corner from where I work....right beside the Cathedral Church of St. James where Queen Elizabeth 11 visited Toronto. TV clip last night as well.

I had my students make placards because they were getting into too much trouble during recess time so at one of our school community gatherings they marched in with their own placards to hopefully inspire others.....some read....

Be kind, be gentle and take care of each other.

If you feel loved you will play nicely.

No bullies allowed at recess!

I really enjoyed your photos Brien Szzzzz!


Entered at Wed Nov 16 12:48:49 CET 2011 from (67.71.3.147)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From CBC Archives: Robbie, Neil, Joni.

Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt

"I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love"


Entered at Tue Nov 15 22:49:08 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Whip My Hair

Carmen: I often confuse the two late-night Jimmys myself. Here's the link to the Neil Young parody with the Boss.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 22:36:17 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M………and according to PV’s ah.....enthusiasm….she obviously looks good at what must now be an advanced age.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 22:33:14 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject:

Thanks David - I was thinking one and typing the other - it is a dead on funny video


Entered at Tue Nov 15 22:28:05 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: The other late-night Jimmy does Jim Morrison

Carmen: That was Jimmy Fallon who did the parody of the Doors performing the "Reading Rainbow" theme from the PBS children's tv show (see link). A while back Mr. Fallon also did a dead-on parody of Neil Young singing Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", featuring a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen.

I imagine Mr. Young is sitting on "White Line" with most of the rest of the songs from the unreleased "Homegrown" album, which also featured a version of "The Old Homestead" with Levon on drums. As I recall from "Shakey", Robertson and Young recorded "White Line" in a London studio when CSN&Y and The Band were on the same bill at Wembley stadium in Sept. 1974. From "Shakey" there's also a Band connection involving the story behing Mr. Young's decision not to release "Homegrown". At the time he'd invited some friends, including Rick Danko and Bobby Charles, over to listen to some tapes. The Homegrown sessions were on the same reel as the "Tonight's The Night" material. Reportedly, Rick expressed enthusiasm over the songs from the latter, and Mr. Young, impulsively as he's wont to do, followed suit by deciding to shelve Homegrown in favor of Mr. Danko's recommedation.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 22:02:22 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Kate Bush: awesome at any speed

Kevin J: I still have my "Wuthering Heights" single. Sounds great at 45; sounds great at 33.

Pat B / David P: Nicky Hopkins, that's the QS guy I was wondering about.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:49:59 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Kate Bush

As she has her second album out within weeks, the mags are full of Kate Bush interviews and most importantly PICTURES.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:45:36 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

To borrow from a fav movie...."This is the GB, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend"……..It will always be Kate Bush for me.

I thought that the Peter Mansbridge interview with RR was one of the two or three best in recent times…….a touch of humble is detected and some good thoughts on following dreams.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:34:02 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Sorry, I neglected to look at your JP link before posting. Very enjoyable. Who was that hollow-eyed guy from Quicksilver that they should backstage a couple times - Cippolina? I kinda liked how Kantner kept inserting a Stones riff whenever he could - in the second half anyway.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:32:17 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

If you look quick you can see Nicky Hopkins with the Airplane.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:20:34 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: bump 'n' grind

In the early '70s, one of the biggest groups in Toronto was Mainline (aka McKenna Mendelson Mainline), whose third album, "The Mainline Bump 'n' Grind Revue", was recorded live, accompanied by performing strippers, at the Victory Burlesque Theatre. The album was reissued on CD, and the show was filmed and televised - though there seems to be no sign of it a Youtube. Guest vocalist (on one song, "Misty") and bassist on the group's fourth album), Zeke Sheppard was most likely at the super-early Robbie gig captured on film and used in the Yonge Street Stories documentary of earlier this year, and guitarist Mike McKenna's guitar playing shows signs of Robbie Robertson's influence. (The link above is to a 10-minute performance of "Help Me" from Mainline's first recording, in 1968. Bassist on that one was Denny Gerrard, who'd preceded Brad Campbell in the Paupers (whence Campbell joined Pozo Seco then Janis's Kozmik Blues Band.)


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:15:24 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Three Fifths

Great link, David. Grace Slick looks better than ever. The drumming on that clip is five star by West Coast standards, but I still maintain that the unifying factor on all the major West Coast bands was that the bass player was better than the drummer. Just look at when Casady comes in. The whole thing lifts. Phil Lesh is another great bass player, but watch Festival Express and the Dead's twin drummers are totally eclipsed by The Band (& Janis's band). Then you get to The Byrds. Chris Hillman is a great bass player, and Michael Clarke a weak drummer.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 21:09:49 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Shakey & Jimmy Kimmel

There is mention in the book of a song titled White Line recorded by Young, an acoustic duet with Neil Young and RR. I wonder what ever happend to that! Also for all you non Doors fans out there did anyone see the Jimmy Kimmel video spoof. Very funny.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 20:41:59 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: It ain't just the beat, it's the motion , that makes your daddy wanna rock...

I'm reminded that another San Francisco based rock group with a prominent female singer, who like Ms. Joplin & Big Brother, had made a mark at the Monterey festival, also eventually chose a drummer with strip club experience. When Jefferson Airplane's original drummer, Skip Spence, left to help found Moby Grape, he was replaced by Spencer Dryden. Mr. Dryden had been playing at the Pink Pussycat club in Hollywood when Earl Palmer recommended him to the Airplane's manager. The legendary Mr. Palmer himself, before becoming a top session drummer, had played in strip clubs in the French Quarter in New Orleans. As evidenced in the video clip link, working behind the bump & grind helps a drummer develop a strong beat :-)


Entered at Tue Nov 15 20:23:11 CET 2011 from (24.39.43.218)

Posted by:

MattK

Actually, it was Laurie Anderson. Mr. Heartbreak. Bastard. I thought we were brothers.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 20:16:34 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Thanks for the Joplin confirmation - a good source plus it makes sense. My guess is that the Hawkins show with Bell that Janis caught was the Mad Dogs and Englishmen show in NYC, where Ronnie Hawkins and Many Others (aka the Hawks, lka King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar) were among the opening acts. Must've been a walk down memory lane for many there, what with the Band (and likely John Till) being in the audience and previous bandmates / former and current Hawks Sandy Konikoff, Kelly Jay, Johnny Rhythm, Richard Bell, Larry Atamanuik and Ronnie Hawkins all onstage - plus a crowd of Oklahomans that Levon knew from his gigging days im LA immediately post-Dylan.

Kevin J: It's been awhile since I read it, but I'm sure I had some minor beefs with "Shakey", but nothing to overcome my general admiration for it. The only thing that I have against McDonough (and Young) is the very unfair slamming of Bruce Palmer's playing on the Trans tour. The video of the Berlin show (if we take that as representative) showed much the opposite - how Young looked to Bruce for musical sustenance, and Bruce provided, big time. I see Bruce's agent from time to time, and one time we got to talking about "Shakey", and he had the same reaction - and knew from his professional role that Neil had gone to considerable lengths to enlist and keep Bruce in the group, and wasn't disatisfied with his playing (at least at that time).


Entered at Tue Nov 15 19:35:27 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: RR One on One with Peter mansbridge

For those that couldn't access BEG's attachment of yesterday.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 18:34:17 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Full Tilt Boogie Band

Bill M: Laura Joplin's biography of her older sister, "Love, Janis", provides some information about the formation of the Full Tilt Boogie Band. According to the book, Ms. Joplin and Albert Grossman listened to recordings of prospective musicians and went to see some of them perform.

"Janis asked John Till, her guitarist, and Brad Campbell, her bass player, to continue from the Kozmic Blues Band to the new group. For the four months before the new tour, they received $123.40 per week, on retainer. She found her pianist, Richard Bell, while he was playing for Ronnie Hawkins's band. Listening to a Jesse Winchester album, she chose her organ player, Ken Pearson."

The book goes on to mention that Ms. Joplin went to a strip club in San Francisco with Till and Campbell and first heard drummer Clark Pierson playing with Snooky Flowers, who had previously played in the Kozmic Blues Band and Electric Flag. Ms. Joplin later went back to the club with Mr. Grossman to hire Mr. Pierson as her drummer.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 18:13:17 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

I was struck by a news headline upon my return to North America….which read: “Legendary Band GB poster returns after a 10 year hiatus to confirm that Robbie Robertson had in fact nicked his Kate Bush album in 2001!”

Todd: Your great taste in music is surpassed by your wonderful spirit……………………and I enjoyed the discussion of “Infidels” very much…….still remember buying the vinyl and being knocked out at first listen………and pre-internet all that discussion about songs left off were just that – discussion and it was some years before I actually heard Foot of Pride and Blind Willie. Great tunes both and of course the album would have been stronger with them but I loved it as it was and still listen to it regularly……..L.Cohen has noted more than once the “I and I” is also a favourite of his.

Carmen: Picked up “Shakey” a few times while sitting around bookstores and was not impressed enough to ever purchase it. Seemed over the top compulsive in its attention to detail to the point of being really annoying and the author’s take on the few incidents I was at while flipping pages seemed more from a snotty nosed fan’s perspective than from a balanced biographer……Not sure I am right on this but that was my position based on about 20-30 minutes of reading.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 16:40:33 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Shakey

Carmen: It's a great read, and very informative. Auther Jimmy McDonough dug much deeper into the Squires / early Toronto days (and most other facets of Neil's career) than anyone else had, and is medal-winningly scrupulous about providing sources. Still, if it's those early days you're interested in, I'd still advise you to pick up "Neil Young Nation" and "Don't Be Denied".


Entered at Tue Nov 15 15:48:05 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Neil Young

Has anyone read the Neil Young Biography titled "SHAKEY"? Is this a good read?


Entered at Tue Nov 15 15:46:42 CET 2011 from (24.39.43.218)

Posted by:

MattK

Subject: Sally Timms

Pat - really, this is nerve-wracking enough trying to transcribe, much less play these charts with minimal rehearshal. I need to focus!


Entered at Tue Nov 15 15:27:32 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: BrianSz

Well done.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 13:18:35 CET 2011 from (184.144.106.200)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Jan F! Here's Robbie Robertson with Peter Mansbridge on his show "One On One."
November 12, 2011.


Entered at Tue Nov 15 03:23:54 CET 2011 from (108.56.2.44)

Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: still in metro DC, but not for too much longer (I hope)

Subject: She's back . . . .

Hey ya'll. Thought I'd better check in before there was no one here that would remember me.

It's been an eventful/sad year. I must admit after Steve H. passed away, I stayed away b/c this place reminded me of him. In Feb, my sister, who had been treated for lung cancer and was in remission, came out of remission. She had more chemo but quickly went downhill. She passed away on March 17. I happened to be down in GA . . . sure was glad of that.

Mr. Steve and I have made progress in getting the heck out of DC. After my sister passed away, he agreed we should be closer to family (now why he couldn't have decided that before, I'm not sure). We had a lot of work to do to get our house ready to sell. Put it on the market Sept 12 and it was sold by Sept 22. We closed on Nov 8 and moved into a small apt (downsized from 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths to 1 bedroom with a loft and 1 bath!). If I can ever get the place straightened out, I think I love not being a homeowner for a while. Next up, where will we move?

Hope everyone/everything here is good.

J.F.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 22:00:19 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Briensz

Nice video!


Entered at Mon Nov 14 20:32:51 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: I believe I read somewhere along the line that Pearson had been playing with Winchester before the LP session, and that it was his work on that session that got Grossman interested. That sounds right to me, though I've also read that he'd been playing with Hawkins. (He hadn't been.) He appears to have taken his old compadre Richard Bell's seat in Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, or at least was called in to contribute his wonderful organ stylings to their latest effort.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 20:22:15 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Bill M: Ken Pearson also had a Grossman connection through the Full Tilt Boogie band that began backing Janis Joplin in 1970. I'm not sure of whether his participation in the Winchester sessions preceeded that.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 19:55:39 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Thanks for the quick response. You're right on the money regarding stylistic compatibility. And you might also be right re significance of the Grossman link (which certainly existed as you say), though that doesn't seem to have been a factor when it came to choosing the other musicians. I know from the I&S biography that Ronnie Hawkins carroused regularly with Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot into the early '70s, and that David Rea sometimes went too, even after having left Tyson's employ. So maybe Ronnie pushed Rea? Maybe Robbie'll tell us in his book.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 19:10:22 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: David Rea

Bill M: Both stylistically and as a Canadian-based musician, David Rea was probably a logical choice, since Jesse Winchester had to record in Canada. He'd also worked with Gordon Lightfoot and Ian & Sylvia, who were also affiliated back then with Albert Grossman.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 18:43:16 CET 2011 from (184.64.88.160)

Posted by:

Ron Stewart

Location: Calgary

Subject: Roofs

For a great roof visit, http://www.homesteadindustries.ca/en/


Entered at Mon Nov 14 18:15:48 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

mattK, I'll tell Sally Timms. Maybe she'll fly out there and give you a hug.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 17:46:02 CET 2011 from (90.239.141.3)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: NordicCountries

Subject: OOOPS!!!

No disrespect to Bob W but it was Brown Eyed Girls post I ment to refer. And I agree forever and forever and forever :-)

How embarrassing. I shouldn't post here sober.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 17:45:40 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Toronto

Subject: paranoia and David Rea

NWC: I'm sure it was someone else's originally, but guitarist David Rea was credited locally with "Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not after you."

Speaking of DR, does anyone remember why Robbie tagged him as guitarist for Jesse Winchester's first album? Bob Boucher and Dave Lewis were long-time Hawkins sidemen, so Robbie likely knew them from visits past. Al Cherny was one of the main go-to fiddlers around. I have the impression that Ken Pearson was already playing with Winchester (to whom he would return post Janis). But Rea, what was the connection?


Entered at Mon Nov 14 17:36:09 CET 2011 from (90.239.141.3)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Good to see "MattK" back in this gb!

MattK, as a paranoid alcoholic I don't believe it is really YOU. Anyway, this post made my day. Can't help but agree with Bob W. (It won't be a habit :-\


Entered at Mon Nov 14 13:39:46 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Web: My link

Subject: Occupy Wall Street and Bob Dylan

I have had the opportunity to photograph Occupy Wall Street 3 times since the whole thing started. While listening to a Dylan's greatest hits, Gotta Serve Somebody came on and I thought it would make a great choice to put some of my images to....because no matter what we earn, get or come across, we all essentially serve somone or something. The link is to that video.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 13:20:12 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link


Entered at Mon Nov 14 12:16:21 CET 2011 from (64.231.179.225)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Congrats MattK!

It's always great to see that dreams can come true.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 12:12:39 CET 2011 from (64.231.179.225)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Blue Monday - New Order

Watched Robbie on Peter Mansbridge's show again yesterday. Robbie said his music was never about being obvious or trendy. When Peter pressed him further, Robbie said then it's time to turn the corner if this was the case.
They played at Tony Mart's for a month. Robbie said this gig was a real luxury as they were playing at one place only!
Robbie wasn't sure at first if he ever wanted to make another record as the music world is so different now. He wasn't sure if he wanted to work very hard to put out another record....would anyone still be interested?
When asked what sacrifices did Robbie make when he left the road.....money. Since he left the road Robbie said he had to promote his brand all the time.......
He said the making of HTBC gave him the confidence to want to write his own story by himself.
When Robbie talked about not being encouraged to really dream in his Native community but.....for some reason he could.....He could tune people out if they didn't believe that he was going to see the world and play everywhere and make his own music.....showed how driven Robbie was.....totally driven and focused on his dream....amazing.
He is visiting his old haunts to refresh his memory for his book......really looking forward to it.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 10:44:51 CET 2011 from (94.172.128.127)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham

Subject: Long time no digitally interact

All good wishes mattk. Have a great time with the TLW project.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 09:55:37 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Excellent to see your post, Matt. it brought back nostalgia for the GB of yesteryear and a mental list of some of the people who've passed through. I wish I was in Maine for Thanksgiving! Good luck with the concert.


Entered at Mon Nov 14 04:41:43 CET 2011 from (24.39.43.218)

Posted by:

MattK

Subject: TLW Anniversary

I haven't been around these parts in quite some time. Good to see some old friends still hanging about. Shameless self-promotion: US folks in New England, especially anywhere near Maine. The State Theater in Portland is showing TLW on it's rather big screen with it's rather big sound system the Saturday after Thanksgiving to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the concert. After the film, there will be a concert featuring some of the songs from the show/album. I've been blessed to be asked to fulfill a longtime dream in helping to transcribe the horn parts and play in the horn section. Yikes!


Entered at Sun Nov 13 17:27:11 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: In the '50s, Robbie and Traynor would claim to be from Cabbagetown - because it made them sound tougher I believe. As for Sunnyside, my sesne is that he first said he was visiting his old neighbourhoods, and then said he was visiting parts of the (old) city from Sunnyside to Scarborough Bluffs. I don't know that he ever lived near Sunnyside, but surely he would have gone to the year-round amusement park rhat occupied the Beachfront ther until it was demolished circa '53 or so.


Entered at Sun Nov 13 15:49:53 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.49)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Another person Robbie should be in contact with is one of his former grade 10 classmates in math and typing. Maybe she could contact Sebastian through his Facebook site. When we "met" in the chat room and then communicated by phone and then met in person....It was only after knowing her for about a year that she told me that she was a former classmate of Robbie's.....both dropped out of school in grade 10 as well. I will contact her as she stopped posting here years ago. They were at a high-school not far from where JD lives in Scarberia....RH King Academy. I contacted them years ago but they didn't have any photos.

When we met in Toronto (she lives in the USA now); we visited their school and had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe where there is Band memorabilia, and we also visited our Hockey Hall of Fame as we're both Canadians afterall...

Here are some things I remember from the interview. Robbie said last night that he has early stories from Sunnyside to Scarborough Bluffs. I knew about Scarborough, Bloor/Bathurst and Riverdale (thanks to Bill M I saw his home on First Avenue)....not in Cabbagetown as Levon wrote in his book but in Riverdale. His response to Peter's question about comraderie was somewhat telling. He answered in response to the fans.....When Peter pressed further and asked about the members of The Band.....Robbie said that things had changed. However, he again, stressed that he'd like to do something with Levon and Garth in some way if it was at all possible. In anycase, in some ways, not surprising at all as things have changed in this GB and in our own lives as well. I think some people were only meant to be with us for a certain time in our lives and others are like family in that they'll always be there. Robbie also responds to his Jewish half as maybe helping him in the entertainment side of things. He's also going to be speaking at the Aboriginal Awards where he really wants to stress how no one should tell you that you can't dream.....dream big!


Entered at Sun Nov 13 15:51:01 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Dlew. It was an odd show. But the tinny echoey sound annoyed me … even if you don't soundcheck properly,the point about having someone standing there is to adjust it.


Entered at Sun Nov 13 15:40:52 CET 2011 from (61.68.102.53)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Band Chemistry

It's a terrific review peter, and it shows that you need that communication between musicians - sometimes it just does'nt come, no matter how good each individual is.


Entered at Sun Nov 13 14:27:27 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Robbie Jaime Robertson

I watched Robbie Robertson's interview with Peter Mansbridge last night. He came across as a gentle, responsible and erudite practitioner of the form. It was very insightful. He is doing research on his memoirs/biography while in Toronto. He may want to call me (if he reads or monitors this site or if someone he knows does - ) as I can remind him of some of the stuff that happened at the Concord Tavern in Toronto and some of the people with whom he interacted there. (He said he was visiting some of his old 'haunts' (my word) to remember and bring forth some of his old experiences. My memories of Robbie and what I was told about him and his approach to his music in those years (63-64) were all positive


Entered at Sun Nov 13 14:24:23 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Band Concert List additions and corrections

Brock

Thanks for your submission of concert dates. This is a good place to submit since I visit this site on most days.


Entered at Sun Nov 13 13:47:46 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.49)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Robbie's interview with Peter Mansbridge will be airing again today.
12:30 PM on CBC
Peter Mansbridge was the MC at our Concert for Afghanistan where I saw Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, Our Lady Peace and others.....I need to eat more blueberries to remember more. ;-D


Entered at Sun Nov 13 01:52:57 CET 2011 from (174.7.114.153)

Posted by:

Brock

Location: Vancouver

Is this the best place to add concerts to the gig list? I attended two which are not yet on the list (confirmed by ticket stubs, and my handwritten notes of the set-lists):

25 July 1994: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall (in addition to the appearance already entered on the 26th)

25 Nov 1994: Providence, RI - Lupos Heartbreak Hotel

Both great shows!!


Entered at Sat Nov 12 23:40:58 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

Review added of Biill Wyman,. with Georgie Fame, Albert Lee and Geraint Watkins. Which went to prove that you can put all-star sidemen together and the result is utter shite. I'd never go to see any of them again. See link.


Entered at Sat Nov 12 21:05:18 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Ollabelle and Bearfoot

Last night I saw Ollabelle with Bearfoot opening. Bearfoot was terrific.They are Blugrass band out of Nashville with a great looking woman named Nora Jane Struthers. Not only is she good looking, but she is a great songwriter with a good voice.Their material is all new.If you ever get a chance you should see them. Sadly I was a bit disappointed with Ollabelle. Amy Helm wasn't with them (maternity leave) and they did a lot of stuff from their new CD which I like, but not a lot. Coming on after Bearfoot they just didn't have the "spark" they usually have


Entered at Sat Nov 12 15:30:46 CET 2011 from (24.10.103.167)

Posted by:

Kipp

Eight track tape, played through two 12" speakers pirated from an abandoned tv/stereo console, set into a plywood box and resting in a 1960 VW Bus. Picked up "Stage Fright" at Tower Records for $3.33 just before leaving Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. I thought at the time that the Zig Zag rolled smoke was the reason I heard Angels singing that night, but 40 years later, striaght or not, as I listen to this classic piece of art, Angels still sing through my speakers. The eight track has been replaced with an iPod, the speakers are only the size of a pack of Marlboro 100's, but I can close my eyes, and I am 17 again, on the road, and free!! " I'd rather die happy than not die at all" Thanks to the Band for giving me "happy".


Entered at Sat Nov 12 15:18:21 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.100)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Video of Robbie takes you through the set page by page…and not made in China!

Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Oh Red! - Howlin' Wolf

Colour and Kind - Howlin' Wolf


Entered at Sat Nov 12 14:50:25 CET 2011 from (69.158.27.100)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sonny Milne with Jerry Penfound, Levon Helm, Ronnie Hawkins, Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson.

Sonny Milne: "I copied Levon's drums except his were Gretch and mine Rogers Great Pic,
November 8 at 10:49am

Sonny Milne: I still use them with Little Caesar and The Consuls 1963 Rogers Drums,
November 8 at 10:50am"

White Light/White Heat - Velvet Underground
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - CSN
Black Diamond Bay - Bob Dylan
Deep Purple
Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell


Entered at Sat Nov 12 04:10:26 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.81)

Posted by:

Bill

Adam: I agree that the guys, Levon among them, were fooling around in the studio on "There's A Screw Loose". And since the one guy who asks "There's a who loose?" sounds like Levon and doesn't sound like Hawkins, it's a pretty safe bet that it is Levon. I'm less certain that it's Levon saying "And it's all because of you" on "High Blood Pressure", but the accent's right and he is, as we know from "Moondog Matinee", is not beyond attempting Frogman Henry. As for the credits on the "Roulette Years", I posted how they came about (and in any case Hawkins has shown himself to be an untrustworthy witness, and Levon - or at least Stephen Davis - has shown a willinness to recycle Hawkins' tales.) You point out yourself that Garth doesn't seem to appear on "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love" as credited (though on sax rather than organ. They were even going to credit those Paulman Lewis Carter outtakes to Hawkins until the guy in Manitoba insisted otherwise. Anyway, I agree that the 18 tracks are both good (most of 'em) and important. I'd say that Henry Glover must've realised that Hawkins himslef was the weakest link, and must've had something in mind when he set the Hawks loose on "Further On" and "She's Nineteen Years Old" without their mentor. (As I noted earlier, Levon's third lead vocal, "What A Party", seems more of an unfinished track that was intended to be finished with Hawkins oversinging Levon.


Entered at Sat Nov 12 00:55:27 CET 2011 from (184.144.107.41)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Colours - Donovan

Red Light Special - TLC
Blue - Sarah McLachlan
Out Of The Blue - Roxy Music
Purple Heather - Van Morrison
Pale Blue Eyes - Velvet Underground
My Sea Side Brown Eyed Girl - Steve Forbert


Entered at Sat Nov 12 00:13:48 CET 2011 from (69.123.3.201)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Web: My link

Subject: The Waterboys 'Let The Earth Bear Witness'

Simply amazing song and video.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 23:27:40 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Ron Howard

OK. I'm a fan of the T V show Parenthood. I'm impressed that Ron Howard was able to get Dylan (or whomever) to give him Forever Young as the theme song. Tuesday night the last 3-4 minutes had Donovan singing "Catch The Wind" over the story line. Two pieces of music that truly added to the show. Good on Ron Howard.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 22:52:34 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Coloured Rain-Traffic

Colors-Ice T


Entered at Fri Nov 11 22:02:04 CET 2011 from (174.116.226.165)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: One more and then I'll stop

Songs with the word 'colour' in their title

1. True Colours- C.Lauper

2. Colors of the Wind - V. Williams

3. Color My World- P. Clark

4. Color My World - Chicago


Entered at Fri Nov 11 21:43:19 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Favorite things

In order to have a band connection I would have added RR to my list of favorite things,but I just found out he is a cigar smoking boxing fan!

As I have said many times before- beating someone into unconsiousness is a felony- not a sport. IMHO of course!


Entered at Fri Nov 11 21:43:43 CET 2011 from (174.116.226.165)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Oh, what the ....

Oh what the ....

1. Black is Black - Los Bravos

2. Blue on Blue- Bobby Vinton


Entered at Fri Nov 11 21:27:46 CET 2011 from (24.105.217.223)

Posted by:

Lil

Subject: Wish you were here

Pat: Thanks for the link. That was awesome! Always been one of my all-time favorite tunes.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 21:06:26 CET 2011 from (174.116.226.165)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto & Victoria

Subject: Band Concert List

We are still receiving concert dates and venues to add to the list. They are coming in at the rate of about 2-3 per week and I am adding them as they come. They are from individuals who attended a show and have stubs or photos or some other piece of memorabilia to confirm the show.

The odd correction still comes in and the amendments are made as the data is submitted. An updated list will appear this weekend likely.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 21:05:34 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: These are a few of my favorite things

Land Rovers- YUM!- right up there with fireplaces, pizza and red wine!


Entered at Fri Nov 11 19:56:03 CET 2011 from (90.239.88.248)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: NordicCountries

Subject: British cars

Just realized that my London based Indian equity fund owns shares in this very company which will put an end to my dream to drive a brand new classic Land Rover.

Hypocrite? Moi????


Entered at Fri Nov 11 18:52:45 CET 2011 from (90.239.118.86)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Fred / history

Thanks Fred for your response. I have gazed those two lines you posted for a several minutes. I still don't get the point. It must depend on where you live and where you were born and raised. Just like the feel on The Band.

Austin A 30 and VW 1200 were great cars in their own way. They put us on the feel after VW2 here in Europe. When the Indian company will take British Land Rover out of production in 2015 there will not be any automotive dream left for me. Better drive a rollator instead.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 14:57:48 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Cancelled --Fred

When I posted it didn't show on GB.And it said post was cancelled? I had no clue.more significantly,Garcia would have been proud last night. I saw Furthur 3 times previously and enjoyed them but saw them as a cover band.No great shakes.Last night was different and Larry and Teresa contributed big time.Phil Lesh is still a premier bass player who thunders while maintaining a melodic approach.Even Weir was good last night,particularly on rhythm guitar.A real surprise!


Entered at Fri Nov 11 12:48:50 CET 2011 from (70.24.111.208)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey Peter. I don't know Wilfred "Jackie" Edwards at all. I checked my four CD compilation of "The Story of Jamaican Music" Tougher Than Tough....from Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub, Dance Hall, Ragga.....and not even one song by him.

Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James and The Shondells
Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj


Entered at Fri Nov 11 10:43:26 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Jackie Edwards

See link to his obituary. Jackie Edwards is one of the greats of Jamaican music, and I was horrified to find how little is on CD when I looked last year. When Universal put out those CDs with "Fifty Years of Island" stickers last year, they stuck them on artists who were never Island artists in the first place. But there was no Jackie Edwards compilation, and he was a pillar of the label.

Jackie Edwards and Jim Reeves: file under Nat King Cole and Ramblin' Rose and Ray Charles and I Can't Stop Loving You. These guys could sing anything and craved wider public recognition. See Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, who both yearned to do standards albums. Jackie did hymns, ska, straight pop, C&W ballads, Northern Soul, reggae. He was galled that he was best known for Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me.

On the British affection for Jim Reeves, I still wonder about that one. Given a choice of Jim Reeves, Pete Seeger or Jim Morrison as my only records on a desert island, Jim Reeves might well come in last place (it would have to be Pete Seeger first with that limited choice). I've posted this before, but it's easier to repeat myself than find it. When I was in London in the late 60s, we were close to Kilburn, the centre of "London-Irish" pubs. Nowadays Irish pubs are quaint affairs where people quietly quaff porter with pleasant conversation. In the 60s, Irish workers dominated the building and construction industry and had their own bars, which in American terms were definitely "redneck bars.". There were lots in the Kilburn area. You could always tell them on entry, because Jim Reeves was always on the juke box (or possibly Frankie McBride or another Irish C&W singer). To paraphrase Neil Young, to a youth with very long hair, "Reeves meant run, son, the numbers don't add to nothing." When you heard the sound of Distant Drums, you knew "I'll Have To Go." Within seconds, the words "I can smell feckin' hippies" would be the signal to depart.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 10:35:39 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Jed: it's because your Nielsen ratings were low. : )

Semi-seriously though how can you be cancelled if I can see your posts? Or am I missing the plot completely here?


Entered at Fri Nov 11 08:34:53 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Why am I canceled?


Entered at Fri Nov 11 08:33:46 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Futhur

Saw them tonite at msg ...quite good,particularly due to the presence of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.


Entered at Fri Nov 11 03:41:29 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Jack & Jim

I was aware of the Jackie Edwards- Spencer Davis connection. I think the SDB may have done a couple JE tunes. The JE - Jim Reeves link is just plain bizarre. What is it with you Brits and Jim Reeves anyway?


Entered at Thu Nov 10 21:14:35 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: speaking of cars

There just aren't enough articles about the old Hudsons.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 17:51:43 CET 2011 from (69.177.250.181)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Josh Radin

Any Josh Radin fans in the house?

“Looks like the rain’s pouring down on me
It’s drowning me now
All I want is to come back home
And this old corduroy coat it’s not keeping me dry
But I can’t think of what else to try”

I saw this clip of ‘You’ve Got Growing Up to Do’ a few years ago on the Carson Daly show. It may be a little bit on the hipster side of the dial for grizzled TBGB veterans, but I remember thinking that it was pretty charming the first time that I heard it. It’s a sad song, but pretty. On the album he sings it with Patty Griffin, but Laura Jansen joins him on this performance. I love the sound of the male and female voices singing together. I wasn’t previously familiar with Ms. Jansen, but I think she’s Dutch. And it’s kind of fun to watch the drummer, slapping the snare with the brushes, keeping things moving along too.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 16:41:17 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks for the Jackie Edwards link. Jackie Edwards wrote Keep On Running for Spencer Davis Group, and I'll always pick up a Jackie Edwards single when I see one. There are some bizarre ones though, released on the Island label subsidiary, Aladdin, where he had a go at being a C&W singer with Hush and He'll Have To Go. It's hard to credit it was him, but they thought at the time a Jamaican singing Jim Reeves could be a smash hit. It wasn't.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 13:04:15 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

NorthWestCoaster: 20th century European history (more specifically the second half) was made by the two rival empires: the American one and it's Soviet counterpart. Everyone else was just along for the ride.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 13:01:11 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link

No one does engineering like the Germans.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 13:00:41 CET 2011 from (203.160.29.153)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The 5th Beetle

An uncle of mine was a big enthusiast of the VW Beetle in the late 60s/early 70s, until he was broadsided by a Pontiac at an intersection. He changed his tune rather quickly after extracating himself from the crumpled car of the Volk. He went on to buy a string of small to mid-sized GM cars from then on.

I was never thrilled by the noise the engine made. Our lawnmower sounded better. : )


Entered at Thu Nov 10 12:58:41 CET 2011 from (69.158.31.96)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Robbie Robertson of The Band autographed memorabilia in-person for Autographs Autographs.
Authentic Robbie Robertson of The Band autographs for sale with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Copyright: www.autographsautographs.com

Black Magic Woman - Santana
Picasso's Blue Period
Dennis Brown - Prince of Reggae
Red Garland Quintet
Sonny Red
Fell On Black Days - Soundgarden
Orangefield - Van Morrison
Green Mansions - Van Morrison


Entered at Thu Nov 10 12:40:01 CET 2011 from (69.158.31.96)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

VINCE TALOTTA/TORONTO STAR
Giller host Jian Ghomeshi walked the red carpet with singer/songwriter Robbie Robertson. (Click below.)


Entered at Thu Nov 10 08:48:56 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Not to diss the Beetle too much … the truly dire ones were those around the 50s era of the A30 with the 6 volt systems. The 70s car had a bigger engine, 12 volt batteries etc and was built as Barry McKenzie used to say "like a brick shithouse." (i.e. very solid). The issue with the brakes at least in England was that you had to virtually stand up and stamp with all your might before they worked. I never liked them.

But as one of the Motoring supplements did recently, if you put people in restored 70s cars, the general reaction is how bad they all are (not exotics, of course) and how we've forgotten.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 02:59:28 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Feel So Bad

Link is to a great oldie by Jackie Edwards.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 01:41:08 CET 2011 from (198.228.210.138)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: VW bug

In Southern Cal in 1970 it was estimated that 1-in-10 cars on the road were VW's. I got mine new in 1968 and kept until 2003 amassing 240k miles. I went through 3 engines along the way but never had any brake trouble. The clutch cable broke a number of times, but as all Bug owners know - you don't really need a clutch all that much -


Entered at Thu Nov 10 01:39:43 CET 2011 from (198.228.210.138)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: VW bug

In Southern Cal in 1970 it was estimated that 1-in-10 cars on the road were VW's. I got mine new in 1968 and kept until 2003 amassing 240k miles. I went through 3 engines along the way but never had any brake trouble. The clutch cable broke a number of times, but as all Bug owners know - you don't really need a clutch all that much -


Entered at Thu Nov 10 00:31:32 CET 2011 from (76.98.218.136)

Posted by:

car,men

Location: PA

Subject: Violin

Bruce used it on the Wild, Dylan on Desire and this version of wish you were here makes your skin jump. Awsome sound.


Entered at Thu Nov 10 00:26:45 CET 2011 from (76.98.218.136)

Posted by:

carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Wish you were here

pat - thanks for the link - i purchased it from I tunes. Even better with head phones.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 22:08:43 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Bug Problem

Another problem is with the air-cooled VW Bug engine when it's hot outside, like it is here in the South a lot, frequently resulting in vapor lock in the fuel line.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 21:45:48 CET 2011 from (109.156.158.79)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland
Web: My link

Subject: Bob W, Roger, Peter

Bob W:Great link. Listen to this.

Roger:This is why we stay with Bob. This makes the hairs on my neck stand up.

Peter, enjoyed the review of the Rodger MCGuinn gig. Everything considered, I wish I had been there with you.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 20:40:32 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Thr Beetle

Peter the Beetle didn't need brakes. It couldn't go very fast and you were expected to drag your feet to slow down. My husband had a beetle when he was at school in Switzerland. no complaints from him.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 19:43:13 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

NWC: By VW Bubble, do you mean VW Beetle? Both the Austin A30 and the VW Beetle were awful cars. One was cramped and unreliable (Austin), the other had no brakes and because of its 6 volt battery didn't work at night. Or at all. (Beetle). The nostalgia over these automotive horrors is based on later 12 volt versions of The Beetle (which still had no brakes). The fair comparison with the VW Beetle is the sturdy Morris Minor.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 19:23:40 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Javier

Javier, Trailways Buses travel between Woodstock and NYC, but unfortunately the last bus to NY leaves about 8:30 PM.See link for schedule, Car is probably what you need to do.

Pat thank you for that link. I was lucky enough to hear Staphane Grapelli twice. He was amazing.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 18:40:30 CET 2011 from (94.172.128.127)

Posted by:

Roger

Location: UK

Subject: Good luck Javier

Fantastic move Javier. Make sure you post a digest of the trip.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 17:37:53 CET 2011 from (90.239.114.172)

Posted by:

NorhtWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: 20th century European history (to Peter V)

Being an Anglophile (wearing an oil skinn jacket and cooking fish and chips in our country kitchen), that is just what I said!!! You Englishmen wrote the European 20th century history. Unfortunately, you have messed it up completely. Just take Palestinian Israeli conflict for all these years after WW2. And in mid fifties it was a joy in our family when we got VW Bubble after Austin A 30.

Frankly, this should have been posted to your personal blog but my rigorious (paranoid?) internet security settings kicked me OUT!


Entered at Wed Nov 9 16:03:44 CET 2011 from (99.254.209.45)

Posted by:

John D

Subject: Pat B

Thanks for that link Pat. Absolutely beautiful and one of my favourite Floyd songs.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 13:50:51 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link

A fascinating and amazing one hour presentation on where technology is going. Well worth the time. Incredible stuff.


Entered at Wed Nov 9 12:55:14 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.63)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Carl MandabachRobbie Robertson
"Late Rick Danko 1976 in Indiana..memories of time gone by..good times..he would let you take his photo but would always leave his sunglasses on.."


Entered at Wed Nov 9 12:12:01 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.63)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


Entered at Wed Nov 9 12:05:29 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.63)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I saw last night on CBC...

NOVEMBER 08, 2011
Toronto: Singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson and pop star Nelly Furtado connect in the VIP area and are two of the celebrity presenters at the Scotiabank Giller Prize gala.

Esi Edugyan wins $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for _Half Blood Blues_. Nelly Furtado introduced this Canadian writer who was born in Calgary and her father emigrated from Ghana.

"Described by the Giller Prize jury as “a joyful lament,” Half-Blood Blues celebrates the persistence of genius even as it catalogues the sacrifices demanded by art, which in Sid’s case included a lifetime of guilt and regret."


Entered at Wed Nov 9 04:29:27 CET 2011 from (184.66.107.77)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: Salt Spring Island (by way of cabbagetown)

Subject: Pat B and Carman

OH my God. That's the best version I've ever heard. Thank you!


Entered at Wed Nov 9 02:56:51 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link


Entered at Wed Nov 9 00:35:26 CET 2011 from (212.166.210.171)

Posted by:

Javier

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Web: My link

Subject: midnight ramble

Hello!. My wife and me are going to the Midnight Ramble on Saturday. We are from Barcelona, Spain, and we are flying to NY to see Levon. We are very happy!. We are looking for the best way to turn back to NY after the show without hiring a car (train, bus...). Thanks!!.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 22:35:29 CET 2011 from (68.164.6.9)

Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Carmen, check this out.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 22:15:06 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Wish Yoiu Wer Here

I just read Pink Floyd is releasing a New Version of Wish You Were Here with a long lost alternate version of the song of the same name. I love this song and hear the alt version is real good with Violin. Curious - has anyone heard this yet?


Entered at Tue Nov 8 16:36:09 CET 2011 from (72.78.43.50)

Posted by:

PSB

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Subject: Rob Fraboni intervew

Here's a reprint of an extensive interview with Rob Fraboni originally done for Recording Engineer/Producer magazine at the link above. Those technically minded will enjoy it from the mics to Garth's two organs and 3 Leslie speakers.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 15:49:38 CET 2011 from (96.30.174.20)

Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Link is to a 45 minute CBC production featuring the best in Newfoundland folk - Amelia Curran, Duane Andrews & Dwayne Cote and The Once.

RIP David Rea.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 15:40:27 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Mixing Up The Medicine

Adam: The company that reissued the tracks evidently went with whatever mixes that were provided through their licensing agreement. It's very common, especially with compilation releases, that you end up with hodge podge of stereo and mono mixes. I believe that the Roulette masters are controlled by Warner in North America and EMI in the rest of the world, so reissue labels have to rely on whatever mixes they're provided by those respective companies.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 12:10:49 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Back to Mono

Early stereo: in general for that era the mono mix is better, and the intended one on rock music. The early stereo stuff where they went to town on stereo is usually big band / instrumental material. The whole debate on The Beatles with their pretty awful early ping pong stereo mixes done after they'd left the studio is easy to find.

Stereos were coming in from the late 50s, but were for Mum & Dad. The kids who were the intended market for this stuff were strictly mono and the engineers had car radios and small portables in mind. It'd debatable that they were over-concerned about LPs even. It was a singles market and the 45 mix would have had the most attention paid to it. Stereo for rock started getting good in the mid-60s in America, late 60s in Britain.

On Back to Mono, the "Philles Album Collection" is fabulous. Each CD is in a replica card sleeve and this is highly sought-after LP material by The Crystals, Bob. B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans and The Ronettes. There's a fun CD7 called "Phil's Flipsides" with all those Spector "composed" instrumental studio jams that he liked to put on the B-sides of singles. It was said he didn't want any confusion about which was the plug side.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 05:57:16 CET 2011 from (99.141.20.179)

Posted by:

Adam

Jon - I really love the Hawkins material. Of course Levon recorded/played with Ronnie since the beginning, and I believe Robbie played on earlier tracks behind Fred Carter. But the material from 1961-1963, with Robbie, Rick and Levon in place (and eventually Richard and Garth), is probably the greatest work Hawkins did. As a student of Robbie's playing, hearing him play so amazingly at such a young age really blows you away. You can really hear his amazing skill develop, which in my opinion was fully realized with the two John Hammond albums. Richard joins the group late in the running order of those 18 tracks, and it really sounds like Garth only plays on 3 tracks (Bossman, High Blood Pressure, There's A Screw Loose). He is listed for Hey! Bo Diddley and Who Do You Love, but he's either buried in the mix or not playing. The 3 tracks I mentioned feature him prominently.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 02:52:37 CET 2011 from (208.120.212.175)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Adam, thanks for the info re the Hawkins set... new to me. Would love to hear what you think of the 18 Hawkins-and-Band-members tracks once you've had a chance to listen.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 00:56:21 CET 2011 from (99.141.20.179)

Posted by:

Adam

It's also weird that many earlier Hakwins tracks from 1958 survive as wide stereo mixes, but the '61-'63 stuff is mostly mono. Can anyone explain that? I'm not very knowledgable and while I'm happy the recordings with the Band members do exist at all, I wish they could be heard in stereo.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 00:54:26 CET 2011 from (99.141.20.179)

Posted by:

Adam

Just bought the Ronnie Hawkins "Roulette Years" 2 disc set from ebay - a real steal. $25 still sealed, and I've seen some go for $50 open. This set contains what should really be available as a single disc domestic release - the 18 tracks from 1961 to 1963 with the Band members.

Bill - I'm late to reply, but that's cool you provided info for that. Didn't Levon or Ronnie mention before this set came out though about the sessions, ie Buchanan on bass? Just wondering. Although I'm no expert, I disagree about Levon on "Screw Loose" and "High Blood Pressure". "Screw Loose" generally sounds like the guys messing around in the studio, so maybe Levon can be heard in there. But that low voice on "High Blood Pressure" definitely sounds like one of the backing chorus rather than Levon.


Entered at Tue Nov 8 00:49:01 CET 2011 from (59.101.9.71)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Blue Moon of Kentucky

and fo course - the yellow rose of texas.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 23:16:10 CET 2011 from (69.158.86.197)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Yikes! I forgot one of my favourite Levon Helm songs ever...

Blue House Of Broken Hearts

...and yes.....Robbie is in town tonight. imagezulu left a message telling me my beloved Robbie....lol....is in town. I probably won't be able to make it this time.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 23:11:51 CET 2011 from (69.158.86.197)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

"In Person: Robbie Robertson

About this event: Join Robbie Robertson, Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and guitarist for The Band, as he signs his stunning new collection of music and art, How To Become Clairvoyant Limited Edition Collector’s Set.

Indigo Manulife Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Monday, November 7th
7:00 pm"

Beautiful Blue - Holly McNarland
Bluebird Blues - Howlin' Wolf
Oh Red! - Howlin' Wolf
Jackson Browne
Deep Blue Sea - John Lee Hooker
Red House - John Lee Hooker
Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
Violet Eyes - Levon Helm
Violet Keys - Levon Helm
Blue Shadows - Levon Helm Band
Golden Feather - Robbie Robertson
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Dylan
A Pair Of Brown Eyes - The Pogues


Entered at Mon Nov 7 22:38:11 CET 2011 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: The Mighty Quinn, live 1969 @ Isle of Wight

Bob and the boys. A fun one.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 20:12:39 CET 2011 from (67.42.3.239)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Tom Waits - Bad As Me

A bit of a return to the 70s & early 80s. Top notch to me and very highly recommended -


Entered at Mon Nov 7 19:54:00 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Windsor, Not

Peter V: Who needs speculative history when you already have the real dynasty of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha?


Entered at Mon Nov 7 19:28:32 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Speculative history

NWC: Recent speculative history in the tabloid press here is based on “What if first born female secession to the British throne ahead of younger males had existed … in … (name a year).” You choose the year, the outcome is different. An 18th century one has a 42-year old German housewife as Queen. Another major one is mid 19th century, which would have meant Kaiser Wilhelm II succeeding to the British and German thrones simultaneously, thus eradicating WW1, or maybe changing the line up

If that had happened, think! A German chancellor might be deciding the fate of a common European currency, we’d all be driving Volkswagens, Audis and BMWs, and going home to cook in our Siemens German-made ovens before washing up in our Miele German dishwashers, while listening to CDs from a conglomerate that grew out of Polydor and Deutsche Grammophon, before watching a German football team thrash England in the World Cup. Still, it didn’t happen.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 18:59:49 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Almost Blue

And there's Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue", covered tenderly by his wife Diana Krall.

In the color spectrum, The Band went from Pink to Brown to Strawberry :-)


Entered at Mon Nov 7 18:00:25 CET 2011 from (90.239.133.46)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Weather forecasts

It is all about advanced mathematics and superduperfast calculating. Be sure that your provider has LINUX based system. LINUX can calculate as BO DIDDLEY can rock!!!!!!!!!!!!


Entered at Mon Nov 7 17:47:49 CET 2011 from (90.239.133.46)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: 1.) Dylan in Sweden 2.) WW2 - mainly to Peter V and Empty Now

1.) Dylan in a good mood in Sweden, Chuck Berry style kneeling in guitar solos, a few words in the end which could have been "thanks friends". No Band related songs, though.

2.) Swedish writer JAN GUILLOU (half Norwegian, half Belgian) wants to say in his latest book that if Germany had won WW1 we would never had WW2. The history is always written by the winners. 20th century European history has been written by Englishmen. I never learned this in elementary school, even less Peter V, I believe.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 17:42:41 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.80)

Posted by:

Bill M

Empty N: On the one hand I agree with you regarding our current excavation, but on the other hand, if it makes people happy ...

So I will pile on in two ways: 1) by following BEG in invoking Bumbles' name and nominating the Bonzo Dog Band's "Can A Blue Man Sing The Whites?"; and 2) by adding a sub-category, Most Effective Use Of a Modifier, and nominating Joni Mitchell for inserting the word 'traitor' in the line "See the sun turn traitor gold" in "Urge For Going".


Entered at Mon Nov 7 16:03:26 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Red & Black

As an alumnus of the University of Georgia, I'm partial to the school colors, red & black.

My Little Red Book -- A Burt Bacharach/Hal David song written for the soundtrack of the 1965 film "What's New Pussycat", which was performed by Manfred Mann. The group Love covered it a year later and got more radio airplay.

Paint it Black -- The Rolling Stones classic, which is also performed by the Univ. of Ga. Redcoat Band during football games to rally the defense.


Entered at Mon Nov 7 15:47:43 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: the kiss-off

The talk of clothes and make-up made me think of this one, which shares psychic space with Cee-Lo's "'Forget' You."

Dylan remains the king of the bitter fare-thee-well, but there's something funny about doing it up as R&B ballad . . . .


Entered at Mon Nov 7 12:57:33 CET 2011 from (184.144.108.14)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Mellow Yellow - Donovan
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Silver Raven - Gene Clark
Goldfinger - Film Theme
Yellow Moon - Neville Brothers
Charlie Parker - Sweet Georgia Brown
Blue Moon - Clifford Brown with Strings
Blue Hotel - Danko/Fjeld/Andersen
Blue Moon - Dicky Wells
Hazel - Dylan/The Band
Out Of The Blue - George Harrison
For You Blue - George Harrison
Out Of The Blue - Robbie Robertson
Black Uhuru
Jazz songs from imagezulu's music collection


Entered at Mon Nov 7 10:34:16 CET 2011 from (41.97.206.194)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

Felix Bollaert Stadium full of supporters rendering in unison to Pierre Bachelet the chorus of "Les Corons" (miners cottage), grandiose communion between a variety singer and the beacon football club from his native region Le Nord,

Lens Racing Club, the Blood and Gold as they are named, to join the current GB stupidity, on one banner it's written "Farewell Pierre Bachelet, one gold mine is gone among the coal mines"

click on "show more" for a somewhat mechanical English translation. I'd rather translated line #23 "They were from the pit, As you are from a homeland"

talking of pit, each time one thought the GB reached the bottom, then it started digging


Entered at Mon Nov 7 09:32:21 CET 2011 from (59.101.53.43)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Sorry beg.. Ya beat me



Entered at Mon Nov 7 02:21:46 CET 2011 from (120.16.121.16)

Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Colours

I see red - split enz

Back in black AC/DC

Don't it make my brown eyes blue -cr ystal gayle



Entered at Mon Nov 7 01:09:38 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.146)

Posted by:

Hilda.F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: Color songs

Oops! Did not read Peter V's post all the way through. The Girl From The Red River Shore then.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 23:09:45 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.80)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: color songs

How about Colors -Donovan


Entered at Sun Nov 6 21:56:17 CET 2011 from (65.95.181.153)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Uuuuuugh! First time ever I spelled Garland Jeffreys' name wrong!!! If Bumbles is out there he'll be laughing as the one time I caught him mess up was misspelling Garland's name. ;-D

Hey there Lars. Not sure what you mean, but it sounds good!

Red Corvette - Prince
Red Red Wine - UB40
Java Blues - Rick Danko
Book Faded Brown - Rick Danko
Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast) - The Band/Dylan
The Blue Mask - Louuu
Le Chat Bleu - Mink DeVille
Black is Back - Amy Winehouse
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
Evergreen - Roy Orbison
Lady In Red - Chris DeBurgh
Pink - singer-songwriter
Gold To Me - Ben Harper
Blue - Joni Mitchell
Little Green - Joni Mitchell
Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
Blue Money - Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

I downloaded this MP3 by 15 year old rapper Pablo Dylan (He was in the hospital for a long time....before he started rapping.) - Top Of The World

"I mean, really, my grandfather, I consider him the Jay-Z of his time."

I disagree with Pablo. I would say Tupac Shukur and/or Eminem.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 19:57:23 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

An afternoon (here) of tracking my son in the NY Marathon. He just finished, which means I can access other stuff. Colours! Ah, you shouldn't present me with that … I can never resist song title games.

Silver Machine - Hawkwind

Turquoise - Donovan

Tangerine Eyes - Donovan

Colours - Donovan

Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes

Green River - Creedence

Yellow River - Christie

Blue River - Danko, Fjeld, Anderson

Purple Rain - Prince

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Judging from the above, if you want a song written with "taupe" in the title, Donovan's the man with the expertise.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 19:50:26 CET 2011 from (41.97.153.246)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

Undeniably my favorite song of Pierre Bachelet : l’Aventure – link above

1:57-2:02 - “Elle est dans les Flandres, Partie se détendre” translate as "She is in Flanders, She went to relax"

There’s no human words in any language that allow me to let the GB regulars know the effect on my soul, the emotion evoked, by this sentence, after all tritely expressed

sorry , this might be for another time

Perhaps it’s this figure of rhetoric which is sometimes qualified as “the prohibited ease”, a most benign expression but the difficulty lied in the built of the whole lyrical atmosphere where freeing the ideal place for the sentence to detonate…



Entered at Sun Nov 6 19:00:11 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: colors

Green Tamborine

Red Rubber Ball

Blue Highway

Knights in White Satin

Black is Black


Entered at Sun Nov 6 17:39:39 CET 2011 from (24.164.173.243)

Posted by:

Lars

Location: The trees

Subject: A universal truth

BEG- Like Rick Danko, I believe in gravity. ;)


Entered at Sun Nov 6 14:42:30 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.59)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

...and amazing pedal steel guitar playing by Robert Randolph here in "Salvation".

Ok, my Sunday morning sermons via Robert are over....Robert feeeeeeels Jesus in his life, while I tap into my higher power as I'm an agnostic.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 14:33:41 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.59)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

NELLY FURTADO, JACOB HOGGARD, RON MACLEAN, LISA RAY, ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND ZAIB SHAIKH NAMED AS 2011 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE PRESENTERS

Nov 2, 2011
The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize will be broadcast live on CBC's bold TV at 9:00 p.m. ET and CBC Television at 11:05 p.m.

Man In A Long Black Coat - Dylan
Long Black Veil - M.J.Wilkin and D.Dil/The Band/Dylan
Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
F--k Me Pumps - Amy Winehouse
Bell Bottom Blues - Derek and The Dominoes
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - Elvis Costello

Thanks to Robbie's playlist I checked out further Robert Randolph and The Family Band's latest recording. I especially like Robbie's pick, "I Still Belong To Jesus" and I discovered "Salvation". Hey Bill M...Danny Brooks should check them out.

It was also great to see that Robbie included a reggae song by Black Uhuru who I saw open for The Clash. Sebastain: Let your dad know that another one of their songs "Youths Of Eglinton" is actually about the Jamaican-Canadian youth in Toronto's west end along Eglinton West Avenue.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 13:56:18 CET 2011 from (70.29.28.59)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"The art of storytelling - whether through music, film, or literature - is incredibly important and I'm honoured to help pay homage to the work of our country's finest literary talent at the Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on November 8," said Robbie Robertson.

* Robbie Robertson will introduce Patrick deWitt and his novel, THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Upcoming shows for Garland Jeffries

11/15 Los Angeles The Grammy Museum
11/18 Chicago FitzGerald’s WXRT show
11/19 Toronto The Mod Club
11/20 Montreal Club Soda

Hi Tim. Our TLW tribute will be on November 25 at Massey Hall.
Btw, after visiting New Brunswick again this summer, we dropped by Maine and Boston for a night. I liked Quincy's Market where I splurged on a swordfish kabob. We have Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market here so I had to have something special. We also visited Harvard in Cambridge as imagezulu's neice just graduated with a full scholarship. She was even at one of Obama's gala nights when he was first in office.


Entered at Sun Nov 6 12:05:32 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Roger McGuinn

It's an Autumn thing. Three concerts in eight days (with Bill Wyman coming up next week). I've added the Roger McGuinn review, linked above, for those with the patience!


Entered at Sun Nov 6 07:58:29 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Even less clothing - the saga ends - for me anyway

Devil With the Blue Dress - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels

Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon

And with that, though I am certain there is more, I fold my clothes


Entered at Sun Nov 6 07:34:41 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Clothes - The Saga continues

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini- Brian Hyland

Sharp Dressed Man - Z Z Top


Entered at Sun Nov 6 06:57:00 CET 2011 from (67.85.102.127)

Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Subject: Janie Grant

Surprised to see a mention of Janie Grant here. She (real name Rose Marie Casilli) was then and still is a Jersey girl, and the mother of my former secretary (who's now a lawyer herself). She's always amazed and thrilled that anyone remembers there was a Janie Grant. I doubt that she'd be offended by your putting That Greasy Kid Stuff on the list.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 18:11:44 CET 2011 from (41.97.144.129)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

Subject: Peter V / WWII was everywhere

Thanks Mr Peter V for the link. it was a WW but for everybody their own world, seen through the narrow angle of mine, I thought before reading your instructive link that it started all with the Sicily landing….

Talking of WWII was everywhere

Long ago when I was still watching TV, I got the habit for a while, late at night before sleeping to let the TV on in a way just to see the picture but in mute mode, the TV programmed to power off after me, that what I used to call jokingly "to watch the movie in OV" meaning I just see the lips moves.
I remember once, there was a war movie starring Jean Carmet whose scene is set in the 20th century by some African colony. There were two armies in conflict, all of African soldiers, one army in blue uniform (this join a current GB interest) the other army in kaki uniform, waging unending battles throughout the film, Jean Carmet leading the operations seemed lost in the savannah, and a tricolor banner that can be seen from time to time. The more my sleep approached, the more I tired each time I opened my heavy eyelids, bloodier was the battle in the screen, in fact the protagonists were bound to exterminate each the other.
Worth to remind it was a time I had not my current culture and interest to things, I was just intrigued what exactly the movie's about, then in a superhuman effort I searched the remote to augment volume, until I understood the facts were during WWII, both protagonists were French soldiers, the kakis were Petainists, the blue Gaulists, or vice-versa.

A quick search for the purpose of this post, the film is likely J.J. Annaud "La Victoire en Chantant" (English title "Black and White in Colors"), the linked above trailer is worth the translation, without any pun all in black humour, but I am a bit tired. The happiest note is that the movie soundtrack is credited Pierre Bachelet

I slept quietly, but long after,

Moral. …when it came to earn points, they involved people in a fight that was not theirs…

…with a bit of bad faith, I want to say : but wasn't it the case of any soldier involved in WWII elsewhere in the world ?


Entered at Sat Nov 5 17:58:43 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Emmy Lou

Was that Colin Linden with EmmyLou?

More insipid songs "Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini"


Entered at Sat Nov 5 17:17:19 CET 2011 from (99.250.10.113)

Posted by:

GregD

Bill M- David Rea's "family tree" of musicians that he played with is certainly extensive, having rubbed shoulders with many in the general folk/rock (and other) fields. I haven't read the Ian & Sylvia biography yet, but will get around to it. Rea would certainly have been a source of good info on them, especially their early days. That must have been an interesting tribute to Robert Johnson, with Bruce Palmer dancing! That would have been a few years before Neil Young invited him to be a part of his Trans band.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 15:28:38 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: That Greasy Kid Stuff

I didn't know this one at all. My status as Connoisseur of Crap is severely dented. It was Pye International in the UK and slipped below my radar. Fortunately it was on iTunes. I looked it up. Janie Grant was produced by Gerry Granahan (aka Jerry Grant) of No Chemise Please fame. It will be on the collection.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 14:38:16 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.125)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: bad sad songs

How about Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers .When I first heard it the lyrics were just sounds to me. But I liked the sharp close harmony vocals. Then as I grew older and began to understand English ..... I still like the E.Br.s and a few years ago they opened here for Simon and Garfunkel( or was it just Simon? I'm not sure). But I finally got to see and hear my early teen idols live!


Entered at Sat Nov 5 13:17:43 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Clothes Line Saga

Then, of course, Bob Dylan's Clothes Line Saga.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 13:14:54 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Clothes and make-up songs

Short Shorts -The Royal Teens

That Greasy Kid Stuff- Janie Grant

Mohair Sam – Charlie Rich



Entered at Sat Nov 5 12:40:21 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Dead Teen songs

One of the extreme ‘dead girl’ discs is ‘Buy Me Something Pretty, Joey” by Linda Manning, where the lead vocalist is the dead girl and the male chorus tells the tale. It’s a pity, it’s not on YouTube. I think it’s really the “dead teen” category, because that brings in some better songs, notably Leader of The Pack by The Shangri-Las and Terry by Twinkle. Every boy in my class at school fancied Twinkle, who shared the spoonfuls of mascara with the Shangri-Las. I'd better link her because it wasn't an American hit. The Youtube is live (NME Poll Concert?).

I don’t think El Paso qualifies. Different in style and genre. Jimmy Cross’s I Want My Baby Back is surely a send-up of the genre rather than an example.

Another amusing in retrospect teen category is "clothes and make-up fetishism". I started compiling a C DR for friends with examples like Lipstick On Your Lips by Ricky Valence, Warpaint by The Brooks Brothers, Long Black Stockings by Tony Butala, No Chemise Please by Gerry Granahan, Cherry Berry Lips by Chuck & Gideon, Bobby Sox to Stockings by Frankie Avalon, Venus in Blue Jeans by Jimmy Clanton, Ain't Gonna Wash For A Week by Eddie Hodges. I never found quite enough. Give me more examples and I can do it for Christmas!


Entered at Sat Nov 5 12:16:13 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: North Africa Campaign

EN, I've never thought of North Africa as "a shelter from WWII". The Battle of El Alamein in Egypt is regarded as a major turning point, the first major victory by the Allies against the Axis Powers. Rommel lost 75,000 men in the campaign who were killed, and had 275,000 taken prisoner, and the British Eighth Army under Montgomery was one of the major successes. The USA came in (see the George C. Scott film "Patton") starting the Patton-Montgomery feud, but squeezing the Italian & German forces from both sides. The North African campaign became the launching ground for the invasion of Italy. As British newspapers were all pointing out last week, the German army was chased to defeat in 1943 close to the town of Sirte in Libya, a place where it seems great events occur.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 09:55:26 CET 2011 from (41.97.144.129)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

This has nothing to do with music, but given the dominant demography of The Band regulars, I thought it could have some interest to share a “discovery” I did randomly. A British WWII Soldiers cemetery in the city of Bejaia (Bougie).\see link above

Though North-Africa is known as globally a shelter from WWII, except Tunis which was occupied for months in standing form, like any occupied European country, by the Afrika Korps.

In fact WWII is well a world war; a little everywhere. I was told that the British contingent underwent an airfare surprise raid as they were quartered in Bougie. This give the unordinary idea of an astronomic range of action for the Luftwaffe aircrafts

And so is unordinary the internet, specially The Band guestbook the last place to hear about such kind of info, featuring an Empty Now always eager to dispatch it before fully consuming it


Entered at Sat Nov 5 09:19:41 CET 2011 from (118.172.13.234)

Posted by:

Bob Heral

Location: Benjo
Web: My link

Subject: Thank you for sharing.

I couldn't agree more. Thank you for sharing.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 05:55:39 CET 2011 from (205.188.116.5)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Location: The Road Is A Goddamn Impossible Way Of Life
Web: My link

Subject: The Road Goes On Forever AndThe Party Never Ends

No comment, just a link. thanksgiving on it's way. Really, no comment.



Entered at Sat Nov 5 05:54:08 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: "Dead Girl Songs"

Teen Angel (Mark Dinning), El Paso (Marty Robbins), Running Bear (Johnny Preston), Tell Laura I Love Her (Ray Peterson), The Last Kiss (way Cochran, J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers, and yes Eddie Vedder) - all prime examples of "Dead Girl Songs:, a term used by Steve Goodman and exemplifying a genre of pop music that did extraordinarily well in the American pantheon of teen music. They seemed to fill a need for the young teen for drama - a novelette set to music with a tragic end and exemplifying ultimate love qnd commitment.


Entered at Sat Nov 5 01:37:24 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.145)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: infidels

Another album with a very personal memory. Years ago I had a studio in a rather run down part of town . Many people of turkish or moroccan origin live there. The council had decided to rent the empty shops to artists at a reasonable price. In turn they were expected to 'do something' for the neighbourhood. I had an enormous picturewindow. I had 'decorated it with three big dust cloaks. On the back of each one I had written a line from a song on this album. 1 :This world is ruled by violence but I guess that's better left unsa id. 2 :She say who gonna take away his licence to kill. 3 : One says to the other, no man sees my face and lives. Then one sunday evening I'm watching the 8 o'clock news and I see the street in front of my window with 10 to 12 bullet markers and cops all over the place. There had been a drive-by shooting and a man got killed right in front of my studio. Remarkably none of the bullets had struck my window. A lot of people got killed in those days because of some turf war presumably. I never felt comfortable in my studio again and I had to leave it in the end


Entered at Fri Nov 4 23:34:41 CET 2011 from (184.66.107.77)

Posted by:

BONK

Location: SaltSpring Island/Cabbagetown

Subject: Worst songs.

Two that come to mind. Crimson and clover and These boots were made for walking.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 21:20:04 CET 2011 from (62.140.137.147)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: Teen Angel

Joan I remember the song but not the singer. I opt for I am I said - Neil Diamond for now that is.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 21:07:27 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: where is thy stink?

Joan: "Patches" is pretty bad -- I thought you meant the other "Patches" ("the little money from the crops he raised, barely paid the bills we made") which is also pretty bad.

It is interesting that so many of the front-runners on the race to the bottom deal with Death in one way or another (see also T. Jacks, "Seasons in the Sun"). Mostly a maudlin, icky way, although J. Cross's necrophiliac Andy Griffith is some kind of special.

The Big Mystery, of course, can also inspire Best Songs. Emmylou's _All I Intended to Be_ has a few in this vein -- notably the Harris / McGarrigle co-write "Sailing 'Round the Room" composed as Kate M. was dying of cancer. For a tenuous Band link, Emmylou's record closes with one called "Beyond the Great Divide."


Entered at Fri Nov 4 21:08:00 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Tommorow is A Long Time

Todd, this was used to end an episode of "The Walking Dead". I think more than 1 Dylan tune was used so far so the writers must be fans.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 20:38:27 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Infidels

Another beautiful album that gets regular air play in my home.Lyrically and musically speaking a very fine album.I do recall listening often,to this in traffic. On a different note Jerry Garcia might be ,IMO,the best Dylan interpreter,on the guitar of any guitarist or pure instrumental interpreter of Bob's music.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 20:09:47 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Professor Louie w/ Guy Davis (@ Louie's studio in Hurley, NY) recorded "House of the Rising Sun" on the "Nod to Bob 2" album. John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky are also on the album.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 20:09:27 CET 2011 from (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Joan: I prefer "Patches" (and even "Little Green Apples") to "Hickory Holler's Tramp" - "Oh the path was deep and wide from footsteps leading to our valley, and above the door there burned a scarlet lamp ..."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Adam: Levon utters short (very short) phrases on both sides - "There's a who loose?" one one side, and "And it's all becausa you" on the other. Re the accuracy of Hawkins credits, he's the last person in the world to rely on. I can't see him having much to do with the credits on AMH, except very indirectly. I suspect that the idea of Buchanan on bass was taken from the credits on the Sequel two-CD comp of Hawkins' Roulette tracks, which is well worth having. And as it happens, I know something about how those credits came about. The guy in the UK who was putting it together called in a British discographer to do the discography; that guy didn't know much about Hawkins, and cared less, so called on a friend of mine in friendly Manitoba - who cared but didn't know all that much. He called me in, and I provided what I knew. The guys back in the UK then put all the bits of paper together and typed up 'the truth'. Maybe they had studio logs or tape boxes in some cases, but in others they used what I'd provided and in others they went with the saleable (e.g., Roy Buchanan on bass, even if it made little sense). I wonder if they even listened thoughtfully to the tapes, as they list two sax credits on "Bo Diddley" / "Who Do You Love". As for overdubbing, I believe - taking "What A Party" as my guide - that Henry Glover's modus operandi was to record the Hawks first, with Robbie on rhythm and sometimes Levon singing an eraseable guide vocal, and then have Hawkins come in with Robbie to add final vocal and lead guitar.

GregD: Thanks for posting about the sad passing of David Rea, whose work I'd been reading about for the week or so before I learned of his passing. Rea was a key source for John Einarson in his biography of Ian and Sylvia - which I'm still working my way through and which also points out that Rea was briefly in Fairport in the '70s as a result of a friendship with Dave Swarbrick that dated back to the mid '60s when he and Swarbrick (and Ian and Sylvia and Lightfoot and others) toured the UK together. And Rea was also a valuable source for Mark Miller's brand-new "Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970". Wonderful book, beautifully written (as in "In turn, Johnson's guitar work was trim and technically advanced both for the day and for the blues. He was infallibly deft and often quite dazzling, despite a repetitive streak and a notable allegiance to the key of 'D'.") Rea, even as a teenager, knew enough to make a point of catching the guy in Toronto, as did Neil Young. And as did, I like to think, Robbie Robertson. In addition to his recording with Lightfoot and I&S (incl. early covers of a couple Basement Tapes songs), David Rea recorded a couple of 45s with the Travellers folk group that are most notable for their guitar heaviness - Rea, Amos Garrett AND Mark Spoelstra - and at least four solo albums. The fourth was mentioned in the obit posted already; the first two were done in Nashville (mostly with Nashville guys) and New York (mostly with Pappalardi chums like the Mountain guys and some Mylon guys and a couple of other stray Montrealers); the third was done in California with NRPS / Dead guys and Winnipeg's Jim Ackroyd - who was on the Festival Express with our guys when heading up James and the Good Brothers and who'd previously been in the final version of the Squires with Neil Young and Ken Koblun. The last time I saw him was January '78, when he lead a three-piece doing a tribute show to Robert Johnson called "Hellhound On My Trail". A memorable night because it involved Bruce Palmer (in the small audience) showing off his martial arts moves and a half-dozen ballet students from the university across the street showing off THEIR jumps on the spongy dancefloor. (Certainly nobody else would have considered dancing to Robert Johnson's music; the floor was only there because the place had just been revectored from the original disco, on the way to becoming, weeks later, a punk club.)


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Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston
Web: My link

Subject: Last Waltz tribute show


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: The Land of Humming Electric Meters

With the loss of power for almost a week, I'm glad that I didn't have a Chevrolet electric car to plug in last week. Think I'll keep my V-6 gasoline burning ride around for a bit longer.

Thanks David. I hadn't realized that Dawes was at Newport.

Infidels was indeed a return to form of sorts for Dylan. Some very strong writing and trademark Dylan phrasing. 'I and I' is one of my favorites. A great blues song that doesn't necessarily sound like a blues song. Such great writing...nobody can rhyme quite like Bobby.

"Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams"

And he sounds so pissed off and bitter here, it's delicious:

"I’ve made shoes for everyone, even you, while I still go barefoot"


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Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Awful songs

I just came across this "winner" - Patches


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Weather and lousy songs

Ari,, I wouldn't trust an8 day forecast. Even a 3 day has become "iffy" with the changed weather patterns we have. You are in the NYC area. Lonnie Quinn on CBS is a pretty good forecaster.

Worst song This may go too far back for most of you. "Teen Angel"


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Posted by:

GregD

Web: My link

Subject: David Rea

Guitarist David Rea, who played with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Ian & Sylvia, & Joni Mitchell, and co-wrote Mississippi Queen with Leslie West, has passed away at age 65. For another Band connection, Mr. Rea played on the Robbie Roberston-produced debut album by Jesse Winchester, which also featured Levon on drums and mandolin.


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Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Dawes

Todd: Dawes crossed paths with Levon at last year's Newport Folk Festival and were among the acts who joined in on "I Shall Be Released" (see link).


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Posted by:

Pat B

You can't really talk about Infidels without mentioning a) Foot of Pride and Blind Willlie McTell should have been on it, and b) Mark Knopfler should have mixed it.


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Infidels

Tim

I reserve 'love' for the very few. I do like Infidels (some of it) while finding a few of the songs a bit tiresome. In general it falls just short of my top 10 Dylan albums if I was 'forced' to grade them (I hate doing that, so why am I doing that. I find grading and rating demeans the better songs (in my opinion, of course) that is present on an album).


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Posted by:

Tim

Location: Boston

Subject: Dylan Albums?

Any love for Infidels? That one comes back into rotation every few years for me.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Desire

Carmen, count me as another fan of 'Desire'. 'Sara' is a great love song, and somewhat melancholy which many of Dylan's tend to be. It's tough to pick the greatest love song by Dylan, but I'd put 'Boots of Spanish Leather' up as a contender.

"Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’"

and 'Tomorrow is a Long Time' is quite nice too.

"There’s beauty in the silver, singin’ river
There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can touch the beauty
That I remember in my true love’s eyes
Yes, and only if my own true love was waitin’
Yes, and if I could hear her heart a-softly poundin’
Only if she was lyin’ by me
Then I’d lie in my bed once again"


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Power finally back on here after last week's tree crushing snowstorm. Many trees down, but fortunately none landed on the house. They seemed to find every available power line though. Very behind on so many things that I can't even remember what we were arguing about last time around....something about Chuck Berry stealing writing credits from Mike Love??

In all seriousness, Jeff, I know that you and Johnnie were close, and don't need Keith Richards opinion to know what the score was. If you and Kevin J. can't see eye to eye, than that's fine as well, but from my corner it seems to me to be more of a miss-communication rather than a true philosophical disagreement. I consider both of you to be Band friends of the highest order, and don't necessarily think that everyone has to agree on everything.

Not sure what to make of Dawes playing at an upcoming Ramble, but whether or not Levon still has a grudge with Robbie or not, I don't think that it extends to every musician that Robbie has ever crossed paths with. I think that Dawes ultimately is a huge fan of the Band, and that's where the connection is. They even played a house concert in the basement of Big Pink last year. Check link for a mention of it which includes a photos of Dawes playing in the basement.

Kevin J. glad that you had a good experience with Levon's customer service. Geanine is awesome and has always been helpful to me. It's likely that you didn't get an immediate response because of the widespread power outages here in the Northeast last week.


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Posted by:

Pat B

adam, RR also went to Lee's RCO release party. Lee also spoke highly of RR in early 1983.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: This Pullover

Jess Conrad's contender. Now you have all three and the choice is yours!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Deal

My contender … Pat Campbell, an Irish DJ,


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: I Want My Baby Back

Link for the curious. "I don't hardly know where to begin. We were driving home from a Beatles concert …"


Entered at Fri Nov 4 15:21:01 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Honey

There are several contenders that have won polls. A few years back, Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey (I Miss You)" got voted worst record in a major poll. I think that unfair. It has a good tune, he sings in tune and while over the top isn't actually disgusting. It was probably selected because they restricted the candidates to major hits (and it charted three times in different years).

In 1977, DJ Kenny Everett featured the then worst records of all time on his radio show, entitled "The Bottom 30", and he then released an album called "The World's Worst Record Show." Everett also released a single under the name Cupid Stunt, a character on his TV show. Suitably the Worst Record Show LP was on the K-Tel label, and pressed on swirly vomit-coloured vinyl. Choosing the winner was a close thing, but in the end I believe Jimmy Cross's "I Want My Baby Back" beat Jess Conrad's "This Pullover" into second place. Obviously I have a copy, I'd say Pat Campbell's "The Deal" is the worst song on it. "I Want My Baby Back" starts to vere into "so bad it's good". The Deal doesn't. It's just dire. "I Want My Baby Back" then got reissued as a single with "The worst record of all time" emblazoned across its sleeve.

One song on there is Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen, which is (a) very good (b) loved by small kids at the moment in its reissue form.

I like "Dancing In The Dark."


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Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Worst Song Ever

Dancing in the Dark by the Boss - The Video is even worse than the song.


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Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: Th

Subject: worst song ever

Yesterday on DWDD - a very popular daily talkshow here - a few well known Dylan lovers - including the host - declared This Must Be Santa the worst song ever. Only one of them said it is a joke. They have no sense of humor. But......what wòùld be the worst song ever???? I'm curious....could we maybe start a competition here?


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Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: Cup Of Coffee

Thanks. The name is on the credits on the album but going by the name I thought she was a he. Never heard of her so googled her.Now I know


Entered at Fri Nov 4 14:35:13 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Cabin Dogs CD Release Show

Those in and around Philly - worth checking out. This band does have some roots that tie back to The Band.


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Rolling Thunder Revue 21 Nov 1975 Cup of Coffee

Hilda F

Re : One More Cup of Coffee (The Valley Below) : My best guess would be Ronee Blakley though Joan Baez was also at that show. Those were the 2 female members AT THAT TIME at the Revue. This performance comes from the second show in Boston on Nov 21, 1975 according to the documentation.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Bob F: Just sitting at a station in Holand on way to Eindhoven so hope that this makes it through..................Thank you for the suggestions - sounds like they would have been great dates to be sure but the early December time period was the only one that worked for us...........and as an update...the December 3 J. Vivino/Dawes Ramble sold out in a matter of minutes I was in the air at the magic hour of 8:00pm but my brother was unable to get tickets. Too bad...but we will get to a show at sometime - now looking at Spring or Summer. As an aside, the customer service at the Levon Helm Studio could not have been better.....Geanine not only e-mailed me back but also called me and also talked to my brother....she was also surprised at how quickly the tickets sold for that show. Nice vibe all around and sorry it didn't work out but I will get to Woodstock eventually.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 10:59:11 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Glen Campbell review

Added Glen Campbell review from last night's Brighton Dome concert. There are lots of comments about sound at the end … I'd be interested in any comments, either here or on the article comments section.

Adam … good point. At the time Robbie played on "Sing Sing Sing", Levon hadn't yet seen The Last Waltz!


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Posted by:

Adam

Can't believe that one crossed my mind! Of course, Robbie played on the RCO All-Stars album. Very very close to the mark though - 1977... personally I don't consider the Band "broken up" until the 1978 official release of TLW.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 09:19:55 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Day The Rains Come Down

You never can tell. In the UK, I wouldn't trust an eight day forecast because of the extreme maritime situation, which means things can change rapidly. Somewhere in the middle of a continent is much more predictable.

We worked with a director in the mid-80s who had been doing outside work with ITV for thirty years, and he had the company's internal records, which accumulated thirty years of weather experience, with the days out of 30 it had rained each year on all 365 days in the calendar (plus cloud, sun etc). As a result of this, he planned six months ahead, and we filmed last week in June first week in July with every day dry and clear. But that's not rocket science, even in a maritime location. After that we reverted to our normal pattern of filming whenever and getting soaking wet. If you're filming outside over a period of time, you should draw up a secondary "rain cover" schedule alongside the main one.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 09:12:09 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sing Sing Sing

Sing Sing Sing, RCO All-Stars Album. Robbie Robertson plays guitar.


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Posted by:

Adam

Pat - please elaborate on the Levon comment. I thought the only time Levon played with Robbie again was at Rick's 1978 solo show/Band reunion (which came after the event of TLW), and the closest Levon came again was when they both contributed separate tracks to that Ronnie Hawkins song.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 04:54:39 CET 2011 from (99.115.147.236)

Posted by:

Pat B

Beak, Ricky, and HB all played and recorded with RR after TLW. In fact, so did Lee.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Ari - I do not trust 8 day out forecasts.


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Posted by:

ari

Subject: Hey, rainmaker, can't you hear the call?

I'm shooting a film November 11th and as of now accuweather.com says there is a 60% chance of precipitation. Now today is November 3rd, it's still 8 days away. What do you guys think, you guys usually know these kind of things, offer helpful advice, would you trust an 8-day weather forecast?


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Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries
Web: My link

Subject: Desire JT

I find it hard if not impossible to separate the emotion from the music but time helps in some cases as I experienced this time. And yes sometimes you outgrow the music you once liked. And other times you find yourself liking something you didn't before. That happened with Jimi H.'s music for me. I used to associate it with adolescent boys playing air guitar while almost crawling into the speakers. I was their mentor in a home at the time. Now I really like it. By the way , can anyone tell me who is singing the chorus with Dylan on the 1975 Rolling Thunder version of One More Cup Of Coffee because it shure isn't Emmy Lou Harris.


Entered at Fri Nov 4 01:30:10 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Just back from Glen Campbell in Brighton. Two Band notes: The last song they played over the PA before Glen came on was "The Shape I'm In". And the bass player was Norwegian. Jan might detect a link there.

Glen's best line (strapping on the 12 string for "Southern Nights") "I'm the best guitar player here and they only let me play on a couple of numbers …" Three of his kids in the backing band. Will review tomorrow.


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Posted by:

Adam

Subject: The Road Is A God Damn Impossible Way Of Life

It is pretty surprising that Robbie's collaborators Dawes would be approved for opening a Ramble. Levon has to be aware of the connection.


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Jonas Fjeld

jh

Thanks for that. It is too bad that Jonas Fjeld doesn't get over here more often to play Canada, where I know he would be appreciated. Maybe Hugh's Room in Toronto... a perfect venue for him. I recommend the Fjeld/Danko and Fjeld/Danko/Anderson work highly.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 22:03:59 CET 2011 from (99.89.226.221)

Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Desire is a great record. On every level. As much as i love emmylou's work ,I think that her duet performances on Desire and Grievous Angel are her best work. Yup, that's right, exactly what keith said.... any ignormaus would know that.

saw scarlet rivera and her band perform at the tinker street cafe in woodstock, either the very tail end of the 80s or in 90. great show.

Bob raises a good issue, i was thinking that Dawes is probably one of the weakest guests you'll find at Rambles. Any time anyone can see vivino play anywhere, 96.9% chance you will witness extreme greatness. Vivino shows up often,though they dont usually know when he;s coming as they do for the dawes date.. If jimmy does not have fabFaux gig booked for that sturday, and if his schedule has him listednearby the night before or after, or nowhere that weekend, any ignoramus can safely assume there is a decent chance he'll show at the ramble.... no matter what keith tells ya


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks

Thanks. I enjoyed reading the GB tonight - some good posts. You see, we're the ones who keep playing the music, as others have given up.

I hope this does not sound patronising.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: On The Beach

Coincidentally I played 'On the Beach' on Sunday for the first time in over a year. At times I would play the Rick and Levon tracks on their own. A Neil Young programme was on the week before last where he was talking about knowing Manson. I enjoy Desire too.

Just now I'm playing Dr Feelgood


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: music and love

Hilda F

It is still a source of awe and wonder to me when listening to a song evokes past emotions. When I listen to new music, it is a thrill to hear the creativity of melody or verse. When I listen to older material which I know, sometimes it is 1) that stands up well even today or 2) boy, how did I every like that enough to buy it or the best response 3) I remember when (love, where I was, what I was doing .... and 3) is amazing!


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Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: On The Beach

Carmen

On The Beach is my favourite Neil Young Album. Time Fades Away (vinyl only) is near the top (never released to date on cd/maybe in the new release boxes that Neil is putting out?). There is a petition going around to support the release of Time Fades Away.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 20:57:51 CET 2011 from (69.123.3.201)

Posted by:

Bob F.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Subject: Kevin J's trip to Woodstock

Kevin J, you might want to look at the weekend of 11/18 & 11/19. Levon and his band are doing a benefit at UPAC in Kingston on the 18th with Donald Fagan and the great Natalie Merchant. Tickets are 50 and 100 and there isn't a bad seat in this beautiful theatre. On the 19th the Ramble is also a benefit I believe. Usually at these things John Sebastion shows up and raises eveything to another level.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 20:26:45 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Apologies to Empty Now

It was meant in jest, but I carelessly did not add a :).

I obviously need a proofreader.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 19:29:13 CET 2011 from (41.97.139.127)

Posted by:

Empty Now

S.M. : what'd I say ?

David P, Peter V : Heads, Hands And Feet, amazing formation, the hands add an active perspective to the perception of music



Entered at Thu Nov 3 19:01:56 CET 2011 from (74.108.30.41)

Posted by:

Joan

Kristie It's nice to hear from you. Enjoy your trip to Cuba. you really seem to be treking the world.

Jan, I really like DFA. Enjoy your concert.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Jonas Fjeld

I fondly remember seeing DFA circa 1997. Hope to see Jonas perform again someday. Have a great time, Jan!


Entered at Thu Nov 3 15:11:51 CET 2011 from (158.39.165.133)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Jonas Fjeld

The Jonas Fjeld Band play in our home town tonight. And we're on the guest list! Those not familiar with Mr Fjeld's work and/or his cooperation with Rick Danko, may want to check out the link above.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 14:37:30 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

"Hotel Buick" w/ Helm, Weider, Szelest, Ciarlante, Branin & Campbell.


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Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Mysterious and Dark

Link to Roger McGuinn & Calexico's cover of "One More Cup of Coffee For the Road" (from the I'M NOT THERE soundtrack). It was Mr. McGuinn who'd earlier collaborated with Jacques Levy and introduced him to Dylan. McGuinn & Levy's best known song is the classic "Chestnut Mare".


Entered at Thu Nov 3 14:20:35 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Desire

Bob's music here is deeply rooted in Jewish musical style particularly the Sephardic influences.Scarlet's playing is pervasive and contributes to the vibe of the album.And,I recall being very excited to be able to play the bass line in Isis...haha!


Entered at Thu Nov 3 13:40:47 CET 2011 from (93.125.174.54)

Posted by:

Hilda F

Location: The Low Countries

Subject: Desire

I had "forgotten" about this album for 35 years because it was linked to a very badly ended love affair with a 10 years younger guy who could not handle that. So I put it on last night and I also listened to some of the live versions on the 1975 live album. I even prefer some of them, especially One More Cup Of Coffee and Oh Sister.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 13:31:48 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA

Subject: Desire and On the Beach

Thanks for all the comments. I have so many CDs I forget them until I go through and put them back in rotation. Desire hit me when I listened again for the first time in a long time. Another is Neil Young's on the Beach. Another great album that I just listened to again. Ambulance Blues is such a great song. I would like your opinions on this one as well. I enjoy reading all of your comments about the music - thanks.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 13:06:37 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Web: My link

"Desire" has been in rotation for thirty five years. A favorite "Sunday album" and always a car choice. One great song after another.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 12:06:59 CET 2011 from (69.156.29.58)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylan Outtakes 1975

I was at the show in Niagara Falls, New York and yeah....still remember when he belted out, "Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun!" It was also great to see Mick Ronson here as when I did see Bowie at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto during the Diamond Dogs tour he was no longer in the band.

"Sleeping in the woods by a fire in the night
Drinking white rum in a Portugal bar
Them playing leapfrog and hearing about Snow White
You in the marketplace in Savanna-la-Mar."

I always loved this lyric of Bob Dylan's "Sara" as I visited Savann-la-Mar in Jamaica. There's a great spice factory there. We hung out with the owner by chance in Negril, Jamaica.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 11:16:33 CET 2011 from (66.130.99.135)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

I had the album (Desire) but recall getting tired of it because of hearing "Hurricane" everywhere, all the time. However with Peter and Nux's memories, I now have the song "Mozambique" as my ear worm for the time being. I can live with that.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 11:14:18 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Portuguese

A run of three there … Nux remembers it on the Angolan border, I remember it in Portugal because of Sara AND you also get Mozambique, a third Portuguese speaking location. It is claimed that Dylan & Levy wrote Mozambique competing for rhymes with -ique.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 11:02:57 CET 2011 from (41.162.7.114)

Posted by:

NUX

Subject: General

I was based in Rundu which borders Angola during the Border war in Namibia/Angola in the 80's and used to listen to Desire on my walkman.Whenever I hear"Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun..." it takes me right back to the sounds and smell and the beautiful sunsets of that time and place.Amazing feeling,not that the war was that great to be part of!

Finally got to watch Levon Live At The Ryman and I must tell you it stirred up all kinds of emotions,in fact I balled my eyes out(in a good way).My wife who does not listen to this kind of music did just the same and was also very moved.There surely must be magic there!

My tenant who lives in our outbuilding asked me to store some antique furniture for him and Lo and Behold I now have a pump organ in my lounge that dates back to the "Great Trek" and is in mint condition.It sounds amazing.Wonder if Garth would be interested in this.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 10:18:42 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sara

I can still see them playing with their pails in the sand

They run to the water their buckets to fill

I can still see the shells falling out of their hands

As they follow each other back up the hill.

I love this song. I remember taking our kids to Portugal for their first foreign holiday and this song reverberating in my head on the beach, not that I was drinking white rum in a Portugal bar, but I may have been drinking vinho verde. Whenever I hear it I get a wave of happy nostalgia, which Dylan was evoking for himself, but it worked for me perfectly too. Mind you, those Portuguese beaches used to be infested with large numbers of three-legged dogs which he fails to mention. It's hard to imagine how many could have accidentally lost a leg. They were feral, and in small packs, and you wonder if the locals deliberately slowed them down. But I can erase the dogs and see the kids playing on the beach.

"Blood on The tracks: got all the critical praise for that era, often being chosen as his best album (but only by those too young to have fully experienced Blonde on Blonde). It is one of his best, but I thought "Desire" an even better album, and I would always compare the run Blood on The Tracks, Desire, Street Legal to his other great run with Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde. Those are the two golden Dylan periods for me.

And as mentioned, Scarlett Rivera's violin is so important. The last few years, every other band seems to have violin and cello.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 02:31:11 CET 2011 from (68.171.231.80)

Posted by:

Bill M

Kristie: thanks for checking in. Get Fred's "Cha Cha Cha" and have fun in Cuba - not necessarily in that order.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 02:20:30 CET 2011 from (208.120.213.56)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: Desire

Desire rocks. It would certainly make my top 5 or 10 Dylan albums. Love the writing, the female harmonies and Scarlet Rivera's violin... gorgeous & exotic sound and some quite unique songs.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 01:52:49 CET 2011 from (174.114.101.47)

Posted by:

JT

Location: Toronto and Victoria

Subject: Desire

Carmen

I couldn't resist responding. I remember as if it were yesterday that it was 1976 and I was walking outside Sam the Record Man as I was often prone to do and I heard this wonderful Dylan pouring out of the speakers. In those days, we didn't have that much information regarding when new albums were coming (today we know it all months ahead of time sometimes). So I had no idea when Dylan was putting out his next. I just stood there mesmerized! Where does it rate? It's right up there in the top 10. Where? Who knows? I get into trouble after BonB, Hwy 61 Rv, and Blood. The next group is difficult and vary depending on how I feel. They include Freewheelin', Times, Another side, Bringing, JWH, Planet Waves and Time oo Mind.


Entered at Thu Nov 3 01:33:09 CET 2011 from (76.98.218.136)

Posted by:

carmen

Location: pa

Subject: Dylan Desire

Put Desire back in my rotation. Curious to hear where this album ranks with the Gb nation. Is there a better love song than Sara ever written?


Entered at Wed Nov 2 22:54:11 CET 2011 from (68.198.223.205)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: RR

Shilling indeed! On one hand strangely endearing and on the other strange,yet humorous. Speaking of Robbie,anyone know if there's any remote possibility that RR would show up @ Levon's with The Dawes? Sounds impossible,but a pleasing thought. Or fantasy? Once fantasizing might as well picture Garth coming to the barn as well.To dream?


Entered at Wed Nov 2 21:18:13 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: the literary JRR

At [My link] (scroll to bottom of page) a long video of JRR shilling his collectors' edition. Note the linen, note the vellum, note the clear vinyl, note the cool friends.

Also from robbie-robertson.com, the news that JRR will be a presenter at the gala to announce the winner of this year's CBC Scotiabank Giller Prize, "Canada's most prestigious literary award for English fiction." Live on the Bold channel 9 pm ET Tuesday 8 Nov 11, replays on regular CBC TV @ 11:05 pm. Will also stream in some appropriate place on the cbc.ca site.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 20:23:28 CET 2011 from (81.159.30.159)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Bob W

Play the greatest hits all the time. Hope you make it to St A's and Carnoustie and family are well.

Am playing 'May you never lack a scone' by Jock Tamson's bairns.

Before that played 'Live on Breeze Hill' by Rick.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 19:52:01 CET 2011 from (70.77.200.21)

Posted by:

Kristie

Subject: The Last Waltz.

Hello, I just wanted to say Hi, and to tell everyone I am enjoying their posts. I get so behind up on that mountain. It is a good thing I saved some money up there because it looks like I have a few new albums to order!

I am going to make my boyfriend watch "The last waltz" with me. He has never seen it. He is really not a fan of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Or even The Band, for that matter, but I am hoping he will appreciate the music. He does let me put on Levon's newer albums in the car though. So that is nice.

Off to Cuba next week. Hoping to hear some incredible music there!


Entered at Wed Nov 2 19:35:39 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: OOPS!!

Should have been a smiley face with my last post.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 19:26:35 CET 2011 from (166.147.82.80)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Richard Thompson & The Webb Sisters

In Portland last night: It was mostly the same, solo, show I saw a decade ago. All well done and as always there was his highly competent, emotive & rockin' acoustic guitar playing. The audience were big fans and really got him, quiet when appropriate and cheering him on during his most impressive guitar solos. He played two sold-out nights here.

The Webb Sisters, late of the L Cohen tour, were 2 sexy Brit sisters, one on a small harp, the other on guitar. Excellent harmony singing; they reminded me of the bluegrass/country brother acts where the harmonies are so naturally lovely. Some insipid stuff, but very enjoyable.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 19:02:47 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

See web site for cool picture of Dylan and Bruce meeting for the first time. I believe the girl in the picture is Bruce's girlfriend at the time and the subject of many of his songs.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 17:27:00 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Silver Siding

Spinning in the CD player this week:

MOCKINGBIRD TIME -- The Jayhawks (deluxe edition of new reunion album)
CHAMPAGNE JAM -- Atlanta Rhythm Section (CD-R needledrop from Mobile Fidelity LP)
TIME IS TIGHT -- (Homemade CD-R needledrop mix from vintage mono 45s by various artists)
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT -- Neil Young (original Warner CD version)


Entered at Wed Nov 2 17:17:19 CET 2011 from (71.246.9.74)

Posted by:

bob w.

Dunc, thanks. Couldn't agree more. In my opinion one of the finest pop songs ever crafted. Great arrangement, beautiful instrumentation, terrific vocals and wonderful lyrics. Always uplifting.

Thanks for thinking of me.

Hoping you and yours are well.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 16:11:25 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Warming Up The Band

Link to another classic from Head, Hands & Feet.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 15:21:49 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Head, Hands and Feet Don't Fail Empty Now

For Empty Now a link to some Head, Hands and Feet music :-)


Entered at Wed Nov 2 14:39:50 CET 2011 from (216.121.194.179)

Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Empty Now's footnote

I feel so insulted.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 14:36:38 CET 2011 from (74.203.77.122)

Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC
Web: My link

Subject: Cover of The Weight, 1969

The Weight as covered by Diana Ross/The Supremes/The Temptations. Wild!


Entered at Wed Nov 2 14:33:42 CET 2011 from (131.137.35.83)

Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: remember "generation conflict"?

Here's a crowd-pleaser: Greil Marcus writes about The Doors.
Specifically, their rendition of "Light My Fire" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Where I live, you can get only a snippet on YouTube - but Vimeo.com has the whole performance.

I remember watching this on the black & white, although I was only 11 or 12 years old at the time. Jim was mighty pretty in those days; I can only imagine the effect on the 12-year-old girls . . . .


Entered at Wed Nov 2 12:12:12 CET 2011 from (70.54.132.146)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Here's the group that imagezulu turned me onto. We've seen them a few times in Rochester, New York. The main singer and multi-instrumentalist has performed at one of Levon's Rambles. Larry Campbell has produced her latest solo recording as well.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 11:55:55 CET 2011 from (99.207.189.110)

Posted by:

LilMid

Subject: CT show

mohegan Sun in Connecticut-tomorrow-Levon :-)


Entered at Wed Nov 2 11:41:55 CET 2011 from (70.54.132.146)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


Entered at Wed Nov 2 09:49:38 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

I had an unexpected credit card problem booking in the USA a few years ago. We were going in July, and my card expired end of July. I was booking hotels and some shows, and two or three places declined because the card would have "less than a month" on it at the time of the show / stay. My bank found that weird because a card runs up to the expiry date, which is end of July. It was all solved because they held the booking and my bank gave me a new card with two years on (same number though). The bank said if I was flying back late July it was unwise to risk a delay and getting stuck with an expired card.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 09:05:08 CET 2011 from (41.97.174.228)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

Subject: Brien Sz / more Malouf tips

Brien Sz : thanks for the echo, I didn't catch the full subtlety of the line, but it sounds nice and heartfelt

All erudite may I be, and after mare than one decade in Constantine, I recognize I haven’t yet decrypted all the secrets of Malouf music, and regret to be far from unveil them all to The Band fans

Of course, the quote I reported in my yesterday post may lack of fidelity due to translation, it reminded me meanwhile of a line from a song of Cheikh Raymond Leyris

'My music addresses the consciences"

btw, the family name of Cheikh Raymond, "Leyris", is in fact in original Arabic "Al Aariss" which has a meaning and it can be translated as 'The Master of The Fest", awesome for the relevance. It was the trend of the colonial administration by the era they started transcript patronyms in Latin letters to fit an existing European name.

if the link above had any kind of influence on Malouf music, what I hear are evocative notes, for sure that it addresses the head and the consciences

given the religious side of this post, more exactly of this link above, sorry in advance if I hurt by ignorance any sensitivities

footnote . while the GB is asleep [gee how the GB lack of imagination when Al Edge not posts] don’t tell anybody, personally I rather like music that addresses both head and feet


Entered at Wed Nov 2 02:21:07 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Mike ………Thank you – much appreciated and we will give it a try. My brother and I have talked about attending one of these shows for years and hopefully this one works out.


Entered at Wed Nov 2 01:08:30 CET 2011 from (64.229.238.29)

Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Ramble tix

Note to Kevin: If I recall cctly, all I did was order tickets using a standard credit card accepted worldwide, which would certainly include Visa or MasterCard. Don't think it matters which bank the credit card is linked with. (However, I wouldn't try it with a Crappy Tire card.)


Entered at Tue Nov 1 21:15:46 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Excellent. It would have shone on any of those cover compilations. I ordered the album. Already in the mail.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 19:21:46 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Web: My link

Subject: Take A Little Walk With Tom Rush

Peter: That Tom Rush album also includes a great cover of Buddy Holly's "Love's Made A Fool Of You" (see link). Another Band connection would be that Mr. Rush also took part in the Festival Express tour.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 18:57:48 CET 2011 from (63.88.115.195)

Posted by:

Carmen

Location: PA
Web: My link

Subject: Hank Williams Levon Bob Dylan

Lost Note Book of Hank Williams


Entered at Tue Nov 1 18:57:11 CET 2011 from (70.50.67.193)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: When a joke is not so funny and help wanted....

Excuse my comments of yesterday as I had thought it was just a big unexpected snowstorm………..didn’t realize until watching the news last night that a number of people lost their lives in the US and Canada….obviously not an event to make light of.

My question of yesterday…………Has anyone here purchased tickets to a Ramble from Canada and how did the transaction go down if you were without a US bank account? Looking at the December 2 date - a beauty with Jimmy Vivino and The Dawes - but not sure how to do the order……..


Entered at Tue Nov 1 18:43:14 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Tom Rush

Many thanks, David. Phew! A Hawks connection in every name there, in one way or another. No wonder it's so good. The B side "On The Road" is also outstanding (not the Canned Heat one). I'll try for the CD.

Today's vinyl acquisition was Taj Mahal's "Happy To Be Just Like I Am". I always pick up Taj LPs but this appears to have the full tuba section from "The Real Thing". Haven't played it yet … that's a treat for later.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 18:19:43 CET 2011 from (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Mike H.

Web: My link

Links to renditions of "Don't Do It" w/ Richard Bell, Jim Weider & Randy Ciarlante & "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" w/ Jeremy Baum, Connor Kennedy, Steve Bernstein, Randy & others.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 14:44:27 CET 2011 from (156.47.15.10)

Posted by:

David P

Subject: Take A Little Walk With Me

Peter V: Tom Rush's version of "Who Do You Love" features quite an impressive band, assembled by Al Kooper. In addition to Mr. Kooper on lead guitar & piano, it included Harvey Brooks on bass, Bobby Gregg on drums and Bruce Langhorne on guitar. I remember hearing Mr. Rush's great rendition for the first time on his second Elektra album, "Take A Little Walk With Me", when it was first released. In recent years it's been reissued on CD by the Collectors Choice label, which also reissued his eponymous debut Elektra album from 1965. I highly recommend both of these releases.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 13:02:04 CET 2011 from (24.44.101.8)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

In the feet is the beat, in the head is the dread.


Entered at Tue Nov 1 12:01:11 CET 2011 from (41.97.192.59)

Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

This a well-known saying allegedly first told by a pretentious Malouf conservative musician to a concurrent-popular-genre musician

“your music targets the feet, our music targets the head” Let me be the first one to adapt it to the out-of-context Western culture in saying “before Bob Dylan, popular music exclusively targeted the feet, after Bob Dylan, pop music sometimes targeted the heads”

It is related to recent posts of mine and reading about Ray Charles in Paris 1961, more in the link above, imagine if The Band concerts lists and archives as well documented,

I like the expression “autopsy of the tapes”, understanding it really in the medical sense, that is dead tapes on whom kind of analyses were processed before funerals

No one judged useful to enlighten me on the running IPs guilt, shame on the GBers, if there’s only one sin I never committed it is for good Retention of Information


Entered at Tue Nov 1 00:02:11 CET 2011 from (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: A cobra snake for a necktie

I picked up Tom Rush's version of "Who Do You Love?" (Elektra 1966). I'm a bit fussy about versions of this one, and Robbie obviously lifts the Hawkins version to #1, but actually the Tom Rush version is very good indeed.


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