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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

The Band Guestbook October 2009


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Happy Halloween to all..

HOUDINI:

Initially, Houdini's magic career resulted in little success. He performed in dime museums and sideshows, and even doubled as "the Wild Man" at a circus. Houdini initially focused on traditional card tricks. At one point, he billed himself as the "King of Cards". But he soon began experimenting with escape acts. In 1893, while performing with his brother "Dash" at Coney Island as "The Houdini Brothers", Harry met fellow performer Wilhelmina Beatrice (Bess) Rahner, whom he married. Bess replaced Dash in the act, which became known as "The Houdinis". For the rest of Houdini's performing career, Bess would work as his stage assistant.

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW

Married to his wife three times; first in secret, and then once in each of their respective religions' churches.

In addition to his career as a stage magician and an escape artist, he also had a part time career as a debunker of mediums and other so called experts of the paranormal. However, his reasons for this campaign included a hope he could find an actual medium that could communicate with the dead.

Was fanatically devoted to his mother, Cecilia. When he died, his casket was adorned with a wreath that spelled, "Mother Love," and his head lay on a pillow of Cecilia's letters.

A common misconception is that his death was caused by a student who tried to test his famously strong stomach muscles by punching him. Although it is true that Houdini was not given sufficient time to prepare himself for the blows, landing him in a hospital, this is not what he died of. He died of diffuse peritonitis, nine days later, despite his appendix being ruptured by the unprovoked assault.

His will stated that a bronze bust of himself be placed on his tomb to guide his spirit back from "the other side".

CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: R&R HOF

This came in my inbox, so I'm passing it on to all you guys.

More jamming for rock 'n' roll royalty at Garden Sat Oct 31

By David Bauder, The Associated Press

NEW YORK - U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday at another night of mix and match magic at Madison Square Garden.

Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Davies. It was the second of two concerts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they will be edited into an HBO special to be seen on Thanksgiving weekend.

During U2's set, Bono was waxing poetic about the spiritual, physical and political power of rock 'n' roll until finally the Boss had had enough.

"Let's have some fun with it," Springsteen said. They performed U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," with Bono and Springsteen trading call-and-response vocals during the final verse.

U2 topped the bill for the four hours of music. True to the spirit of Rock Hall events, producers sought some unusual pairings for artists to pay tribute to influences: Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz joined Aretha Franklin onstage, and Sting popped up to sing "People Get Ready" with Jeff Beck.

Jagger, who sang "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" with U2, also danced a duet with the Black Eyed Peas' Fergie on "Gimme Shelter." Jagger stuck his microphone in his waistband as the black mini-skirted Fergie approached. U2 stood in the background, the world's most expensive "house band," as Jagger called them.

"Weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs...," Bono joked. U2 asserted authority when everyone left the stage, closing the show alone with "Beautiful Day."

Just to show music's finest aren't perfect: U2, Springsteen and Patti Smith needed a do-over when they mangled their version of "Because the Night." They almost needed a third, when Smith missed the cue to start.

Mettalica went for an easy cheer from the New York crowd by playing video of the Yankees' Mariano Rivera behind them during "Enter Sandman." The song is played at Yankee Stadium when Rivera enters a game.

Mettalica paid tribute to influences by playing songs by Bob Seger and Queen. Frontman James Hetfield noted the band's trepidation when Rock Hall officials suggested artists to share the stage with.

"We're not the most jammy kind of band," he said. "We're kind of a tight little unit. We don't let a lot of people in."

One choice was unsurprising: Ozzy Osbourne, who sang "Paranoid" and "Iron Man." The others were less obvious but went over hugely well, judging by the crowd. New York's Reed had a muscular backing for "Sweet Jane" and Davies had the type of riffage he hadn't seen since the Kinks on "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night."

"We didn't know what to think of this at first," Hetfield said about meeting Davies. "We got completely schooled."

Jerry Lee Lewis began the show with his hit "Great Balls of Fire." A half-century ago he might have ended it with some leaps or kicking of furniture; here he slowly pushed his piano stool over at the song's end.

Aretha Franklin was a teaser, introducing one song as being "for those of you who don't feel they're getting enough respect" - then sang a show from "Ragtime." She introduced her band and drew a blank on the name of her guitar player. She barely acknowledged Lennox when they shared the stage for "Chain of Fools.. She still has a gale's force voice, though.

And, in the end, audience members got their "Respect."

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Lars

Location: Yankee Country

Subject: Beeseball bean berry goood to me

NORM-

The World Series, as you probably know, is tied at one win for each team. The way it's set up, that means the Phillies can pitch their ace Cliff Lee in two more games (probably games 4 & 7). Unless somebody slips some LSD into Lee's drinking water before those games, I don't think the Yankees can hit him. Which means the Phillies are looking awfully good right now. The Yankees (especially A-Rod) have to start hitting. And the young relievers Chamberlain, Hughes, and Robertson have to start pitching better. "Mo" Rivera is still a dominant closer, so at least the Yanks have that going for them. I wouldn't bet on the Yanks this year, but I'm still rooting for them.

We had Rando on drums at our latest Larsfest. Also a young fellow named Ray Gehringer came up here to play guitar. And an old hippie was drunk on too much wine and the Bush Brothers let him sing a little. They all helped the BBs record some '70s rock, including "Melissa," "Powderfinger," "Long May You Run" and some Band songs. With Randy on drums, the BBs sang "The Weight" at the right tempo, for once. You've heard how they did it in the past and your critique was right: it was too Gawd Damn slow. The old hippie sang "Powderfinger" and a few other songs and it was pretty funny. It was more like a jam, but hopefully we got a few "keepers" in there that I can add to my "BBQ Tapes" collection.

How's your woodpile?


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Posted by:

joe j

Location: Up harbour
Web: My link

Subject: I Ate A Chicken

Link is to a video of Those Darlins singing 'The Whole Damn Thing', an ode to eating a chicken.

Norm, I haven't had a chance to tune into the World Series just yet but am looking forward to catching a couple games on the weekend. It's a no lose situation. I like this Phillies team but I wouldn't mind if Mariano got the last out.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Sounds of Silence

Strange?? I don't hear anyone yellin' over the world series this year. Where in hell is Lars and the Tull boy? No Philly fans.......what about Bob Wigo....oh well


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Posted by:

Tracy

Web: My link

Subject: Latest article on Levon

No mention of Garth anywhere. Ouch!


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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: R&R HOF

LINK:From RS and the 25th anniversary. Must have been a great night, as well as another one tonight. HBO will be showing the 2 concerts in a special.

CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: R&R HOF Museum

Interesting read...

Rock'n'roll's visual side on display in N.Y. museum.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A major new photography exhibit is built around the idea that the eyes are just as important as the ears for appreciating and understanding rock 'n' roll.

The Brooklyn Museum's sprawling show "Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present" opened on Friday as a study in the contrasts that run through the rock music subculture.

Nearly 200 photographs, videos, album covers and slide shows, from multi-panel images of Jimi Hendrix to Amy Arbus' simple gelatin print of Madonna walking down a Manhattan street in 1983, give the unsung visual aspect of more than 50 years of rock music history its due.

"This is only the beginning of the conversation about the importance of images in rock and roll," said curator Gail Buckland, author of a companion book of the same title published this month by Knopf.

"The images have been like the step-children of its cultural history, and I wanted them to be part of the pantheon," Buckland said.

Chronicling such events as Elvis Presley's first album cover and Amy Winehouse's wedding day in 2007, the exhibit runs through January at the museum, New York City's second-largest.

The early days section includes the rarely seen first group photo of the Rolling Stones, shot outside London's Australia Pub in 1963 just days after they had signed with a manager. Told to look "mean and nasty," by today's standards the lads appear sweet and harmless.

In a look at live performances, the band's later history is glimpsed in a 1969 photograph from the notorious concert at Altamont speedway that resulted in the deaths of four fans.

Johnny Cash gives the camera the bad finger while performing at San Quentin State Prison that same year.

In a behind-the-scenes section, the Sex Pistols seem to be exploding out the door of EMI records amid a shower of beer spray in 1976. A few feet away the original Supremes step off a plane in full hair and makeup, elegantly attired and toting hatboxes.

One highlight of the portraits area is a set of Richard Avedon's individual shots of The Beatles from 1967. A 1960 photo depicts "The Fab Four" in Hamburg, although they were then five, and there was no Ringo.

Later, John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose playfully at home in bed for Allan Tannenbaum in November 1980. Two weeks later, Lennon was murdered.

More than 100 photographers are represented including Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz and Linda McCartney, documenting the art and lives of musicians such as Blondie, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Grace Jones, Kurt Cobain, Tina Turner, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith and Chuck Berry.

The exhibition is scheduled to tour Memphis, Tenn., Worcester, Mass., Akron, Ohio and Columbia, S.C.

CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Bill M

Steve: Thanks for the reminder re the Mary Margaret O'Hara interview, which I needed. (I was tied up when the important part of the show was on, so dug out the podcast.) 'Flyee', sans ou avec l'accent, sounds stronger and more judgmental than 'flighty', which is what I'll go with. But MMO'H was not helped at all by Ghomeshi, who seemed uncharacteristically stumbly and script-bound. Jeez, if I was talking to a top-drawer artist who twice expressed a desire on my show to set the record straight re who paid for what / who did dirt to whom during the production of a widely acknowledged classic, I wouldn't have stuck with inane written questions like, "Ah, what do you think when other bands say they like you?": I'd've positively encouraged her to dish up the goods! I would have loved to hear her respond to the suggestion by the unnamed Joe Boyd that she'd run off with the tapes that he'd produced, tinkered minimally with them and put them out as self-produced. Even if Boyd's my favourite producer of all time (Incredibles, Fairports, Thompsons, Muldaurs, McGarrigles ...), he comes across to me in his book as petty and unpleasant so I'm inclined to take her side, whatever it might be exactly. Thanks to Ghomeshi I'm less likely to learn it from the horse's mouth.


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Posted by:

David P.

Forgot to spell-check. MONSTER MASH MEETS MASQUERADE :-)


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Monster Mash Meets Maquerade

Serenity: Playing piano on the "Monster Mash" record by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers was the then unknown Claude Russell Bridges, aka Leon Russell.


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Posted by:

Sylvia

Location: Lakewood

Subject: Cherokee

i love your music have all of your albums, would like to know when you are going to perform again. by the way i am 1/4 cherokee


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Music Trivia

TRIVIA:

"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in October 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time for Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

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FRIDAY October 30th

Elvis Presley records "Surrender" and "Crying In The Chapel" (though the latter isn't released for five years), 1960

Davy Jones appears on ABC-TV's "Make Room For Granddaddy" with Danny Thomas, 1970

Jim Morrison of the Doors is sentenced by a Miami judge to eight months of hard labor for Indecent exposure and profanity onstage, 1970

Elton John plays a royal command performance for Queen Elizabeth in London, 1982

SATURDAY October 31st

The Flamingos cut "I Only Have Eyes For You", 1958

The Everly Brothers record "Ebony Eyes", 1960

Bobby Darin records "Irresistible You" in 1961

Ed Sullivan sees 50,000 fans cheer the Beatles at London's Heathrow Airport And books them for three appearances on his TV show for early the next year, 1963

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When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: Halloween

LINK: A special Halloween to you all. Will be back with some trivia.

Thanks Carol on What's New?

NORM: Funny joke.

CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Web: My link

Subject: YouTube Link

The bonus tracks on Cahoots are awesome too!... Checkout above link...


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Posted by:

Laing Wood

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Subject: Corection to Track 2 Album 1 title

It's "Dixie, Hold On" not "Dixie On Hold". Cheers,


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Posted by:

Steve

Bill, les quebecois have a great term to describe people like Mary Maggie O'Hara ; flyee. There should be an accent on the first e making it sound like A but my keyboard isn't french friendly YET. After hearing her sister on Q recently I'd say it's a family designation. Regardless, she sure can sing. Sing, Mary Margret, sing, stop talking!


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Jana Mashonee

Good thing you're around this morning David. Perhaps you have heard Jana Mashonee. This morning she is a guest on our local news station, "Global News" in Vancouver.

She is a native American singer from Robeson County, North Carolina, (Lumbee & Tuscarora origin). What a voice! and is she beautiful. Strange that her biography, even on Wikipedia gives little information, particularly how old she is. However she has been active since, '97. She sang, (from her new album), "A Change is Gonna Come" blew me away.

A funny little story. The last job I did with my tug & barge, moving tank trucks for Canadian Air- Crane, two brothers who are long time friends of mine work for the company, driving the tank trucks to load and unload. When I loaded in Rivers Inlet, Art the older helped me. When I off loaded in Campbell River Albert the younger was there with a crew to off load. One of Alberts crew, was the blackest black man you could find. He is married to another old friend of ours daughter. Every sentence out of his mouth starts with Y'ALL. We wer joking about,I says well what's yer name Elroy? He says Elroy, (but his name is Tim.) I says well you let a gawd damn hurricane come and bust up yer town down there in N'Awlins and now you gots to come up here and be a nuisance. He says, N'AWLIN?? Hell I don't know nothin from N'Awlins Y'all I'm from GEOW-GIA!


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Reel vs. Real

It seems that such comparisons of the various audio formats are based more on theory than actual real world performance, in that the maximum capability of each is used as a factor, with emphasis on sampling/bit rate. I would propose a more practical comparison, using the listener's ears rather than abstract statistical measurements. For instance, take "Music From Big Pink" and compare the different versions, including the various Capitol CD & LPs, the old Mobile Fidelity gold CD & LP, the recent MoFi hybrid-SACD and the EMI/Capitol DVD-Audio version. I think this would be a more meaningful comparison, geared to the listener, not the engineer or technician. In general, one would find examples of the different formats, when done right, come close to achieving their potential for good sound, highlighting the advantages of each. On the other hand, when not done correctly, the differences are quite apparent, subtracting from the potential benefits of each format.


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Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: audio quality

Peter: I imagine [My link] is what they're referring to.

All good fun, but mostly of academic interest from my point of view, as I have to get my listening in when and where I can (often on KP, with the water running, in a hard-surface room, and balanced with the needs of the heirs who alternate between hockey on the TV at near-live dB levels and needing to study in monastic silence).

It occurred to me a couple of days ago - I was playing the first Robbie Robertson and _Storyville_, and they seemed to need about 2x the amount of crank to reach the same levels as current releases - that compression is my friend. A near-live signal to noise ratio is no good to me at all - either half the stuff is too quiet to hear, or all and sundry are deafened . . . .

Of course, that comes down to different constituencies; Mr. Meyer makes primo ($2K-$17K, the pair) audiophile speakers, my kitchen Sony uses 1x 3" "full range" driver per side . . . .


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Steve's Notes On Notes For David" Take Two"

David I think you mean, tune the F up to C. Your instructions point out the confusion I'm trying to avoid. We run right into that Roughriders confusion. Low E, hmm, low as where it's situated on the neck or low as in tone? I'm guessing tone, so I'll tune my F to C, your C not my C which as I explained is your G, you see? If I have a problem I'll get back to you on this matter. Gotta go tune up the plow, I'm off to start rolling over some sod.


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Posted by:

Peter V

It's also obvious that the non-digital formats differ vastly depending on stylus / cartridge / tape heads / tape speed etc. A 3.5 ips open-reel doesn'tsound like a 15 ips one etc.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Audio quality

Record Collector this month publishes the results of Canadian research into audio-quality, considering dynamic range, frequency response etc to provide a list. In ascending order they found the best formats for albums were (with index points awarded):

Wax cylinder 0.3

Shellac record 0.9

8-track cartridge 1.2

MP3 download 3.2

cassette 3.5

vinyl LP 6.3

CD 7.1

Reel-to-reel tape 11.7

SACD 35

DVD-Audio 46.1

There’s something to argue about (of course we can ask “Which vinyl LP? A K-Tel budget one or a high grade remaster? Or why no 7 inch single? They sound different again).


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Taylor Mitchell RIP

Some sad news of a young Canadian.

Young folk singer dead after attack by coyotes in Nova Scotia park

HALIFAX, N.S. - A young Toronto folk singer-songwriter has died in hospital from injuries sustained after a rare attack by coyotes in Nova Scotia.

Taylor Mitchell's manager, Lisa Weitz, says it's difficult to express the tragedy of the 19-year-old woman's death. Weitz says Mitchell, who recently earned a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination, was a compassionate and phenomenally talented young woman whose excitement for life was contagious.

Mitchell was airlifted to a Halifax hospital in critical condition after the attack in Cape Breton, but succumbed to her injuries today.

She was hiking alone on the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Tuesday when the attack occurred.

RCMP spokeswoman Brigdit Leger says other hikers heard her screams for help and called 911, adding that an officer was in the area and arrived within minutes.

RCMP shot one of the two animals, apparently wounding it, but both managed to get away.

Mitchell, who recently launched her debut album, "For Your Consideration", was on tour in the Maritimes.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

David P.

Steve: Dylan occasionally used some altered tunings. For instance, when playing "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", you can drop the low E string down to C.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Good Old Boys

Pat B - I'm mad for that album too, thanks loads for the note about bonus tracks, I didn't know that & I just now bought it!


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Posted by:

Steve

Of course David, but what's so precious about standard that it can't be messed with. To keep it simple and be a little creative at the same time I renamed them ABCDEF, starting at the bottom of course, I'm not that much of a radical.

Whoever came up with EBGDAE was as imaginative as the people who ran the Canadian Football League when it also had as many teams as a standard( there's that annoying word again)guitar has strings and ran out of ideas after they'd named the first 5 teams so named a second team, The Rough Riders.

I don't read music so calling them ABCDEF works well for me. For you the string in question would be G. Luckily, there's only one with that designation in normal tuning so you know which one I'm talking about.

Bill, hopefully the M M O'Hara interview will be as cool as the Roseanne Cash interview was today. Listening to her talk about the album, The List, that she just released was quite touching.

Hearing her describe the importance of the songs to her father and how the songs were such a big part of who he was got me to order the cd. Listening to a couple of the songs helped sell it as well. Sea Of Heartbreak with Bruce Springsteen and, Dylan's, Girl From The North Country are worth the price alone. She does a folkier version than her father's 1969 recording with Dylan, more like the original 63 Dylan version.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Location: Alamo, Carly

Pat, having missed all sorts of mass cultural phenomena, like Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Hannah Montana, and Pee Wee Herman, it appears I may have been the only person here who was guessing that the hoaxer meant that The Alamo was a club, and the basement was the basement of the club named The Alamo.

As I said , I figured it was a hoax, but there are lots of clubs in basements. Perth or Sydney has The Basement, which is a rather notorious club.

Caught most of a performance by Carly Cimon on the news this morning. She was doing a great slow, caribbean, rap, modern r &b infused version of " You Belong To Me" with a rather youngish band. She looked great, and sang a gorgeous, sultry, smoldering version of the song. Wonderful performance.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Good Old Boys

Pat B: I neglected to mention in my earlier post that Ry Cooder also accompanied Mr. Newman & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The audience that evening was a mixture of ASO season subscribers and young fans of Mr. Newman. Former Georgia governor & then lieutenant governor Lester Maddox, who was a subject of one of the album's songs, was invited but declined to attend. In addition to performing "Good Old Boys" in its entirety, Mr. Newman also did many of his earlier songs, including a magnificently orchestrated "Sail Away".


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Posted by:

Pat B

David P, that 1974 Randy Newman concert sounds epic. That's one album I return to often, especially the bonus disc with the solo performances and his acidic remarks.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Calling Dr. Feelgood & The Interns

My string theory involves the use of a random set of Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys. There is no C string on the guitar in standard tuning Steve. As Piano Red, aka Dr. Feelgood, once sang: "You got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: note to Norbert, etc.

Norbert: If you're still around but missed Steve's thoughtful note to me re an upcoming radio appearance by Mary Margaret O'Hara, here's the gist: "Thursday on Q, M.M. O'Hara. A rare public appearance. Jian, promises to try and get her to sing, in spite of her reluctance to perform publicly." Q is a CBC radio show hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. Luckily for you, you should be able to listen to it via the internet. Don't know the URL, but start with www.cbc.ca

Ryan: Thanks for the link to Blue Rodeo's version of "King Harvest".


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Posted by:

Steve

We've already exposed David's string theory theory about a year ago and sad to say David's only response was to replace the string. I'd hoped for something a little more imaginative but alas replacing the buzzing C string was the best he could come up with. I'd hoped he could save the string which was only a couple of weeks old, just a child, really. To give him his due though it did cure the problem.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: David Mansfield at the November Ramble

Multi-instrumentalist David Mansfield (Rolling Thunder Revue, Bruce Hornsby & the Range) is slated to appear at Levon's November 14th Ramble. I just saw him with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. He's amazing and I wish I could make it up to those NY mountains to see him again next month.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

That's certainly an impressive recall on the family Newman, David P, and the links to Robbie and Clapton. Quite an encyclopedic mind you have. I'd love to hear your thoughts on string theory


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: "He was born on a mountaintop in Tennessee....."

I recollect a cool Alamo thread a couple years back on Little Pink. I recently spent a week down near Knoxville & one day my girlfriend and I were driving & were ripe for a detour and we saw a sign which said : "Davy Crockett Tavern". We went in search of it and I filled her in in the many bits of DC knowledge I have kicking around in my skull. Among them, & the first which I shared, was that his parents ran a tavern when he was a kid, & he was resentfulat the hard work he had to do in the family business. Imagine my satisfaction when we found it it was that very building turmed into a museum. It was well furnished and decorated with authentic furniture&the like from that era , as well as many souveneirs&collecteble type stuff. The fast talking guide admitted that not one of the older items was actually connected to DC or his family," only the air that we're breathing" she joked. My girlfriend was cracking up because this woman regaled us with probably hundreds of facts but among them was every one she's heard from me on our way there. It was cool. and made cooler by the sponteneity of it. No charge though they accept donations, of course. We were the only ones there for the 45 minutes or so we spent but earlier in the day they'd had a field trip of schoolkids.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Ryan

Thanks for keeping us up to date on the new tribute album. It sounds like it is going to be interesting.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Hello, Newman

Pat B: In 1974 I attened a concert featuring Randy Newman, accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He premiered his "Good Old Boys" album, which included "Kingfish" and "Lousiana 1927", with his uncle Emil Newman conducting the ASO. Emil is one of Lionel Newman's older brothers.

Another older brother, conductor Alfred, is the father of Randy's cousin Thomas, who is also a successful film composer. Thomas Newman wrote the original score for the 1996 film "Phenomenon". Robbie Robertson was the executive soundtrack producer for the project and was also featured performing Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" with Aaron Neville. The soundtrack most notably included Eric Clapton's "Change The World", which later won the Grammy for Record of the Year. Robbie, as Mr. Clapton acknowledged, was the impetus behind teaming him with producer Babyface for the collaboration.


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Posted by:

Ryan

Web: My link

Subject: New song from Garth's Tribute album is up!

Hey guys, I've been checking Curve Music on a daily basis for the next track from Garth Hudson's tribute album. Looks like they just put up a new track today! It's King Harvest with Blue Rodeo - it sounds fantastic!

http://curvemusic.com/feature

Ryan


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Fess up: General Stoneman, Daniel, Doc, Merle & Virgil

Steve: Just trying to help you separate fact from fiction, a daunting task for sure. Perhaps your confusion arises from the fact that the actor Fess Parker portrayed both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

General Stoneman's 1865 raid in the closing days of the Civil War went through the area in & around Boone, North Carolina. The town, nestled in the high country of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state, was named after Daniel Boone, who explored the area. His nephews were among the founding settlers. Nearby Deep Gap in the home of the legendary Doc Watson, and the festival named in honor of his late son Merle, where Levon has performed, is held down the road. These are you connected historical facts for the day.


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Posted by:

Pat B

BB, not quite, but the Daniel Boone song was co-written by Randy Newman's uncle Lionel. Levon recently covered Randy's "Kingfish" and reportedly has performed "Louisiana 1927".


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill(again)

Location: Minoa, NY (still)

Subject: High Holy Lyrics Batman! (or something like that)

We lads used to sing that song as youngun's. I especially loved the line : "What a Boone what a doer what a dream comeatruer was he....."


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: High Holy Days

Actually, the Fri after the LW Ted Nugent played Winterland. Band connections, anyone?


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Posted by:

Steve

David, you seem a little confused. Maybe you shouldn't write off the reunion so soon. Here's a few differences in the post from Butch and the story linked to by Jeff. Jeff's was about a reunion between former Band members, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson. Butch's post was about a concert by Chris O Leary of Barn Burner fame. The Band reunion was slated for Thanksgiving Nov 26th, a non-movable High Holy day in Band land. The O' Leary show is on Friday the 27th, a non event day on the Band historical calendar.

Have the tickets gone on sale for The Alamo show yet. I hear the acoustics are superb in the Alamo basement. See ya'll there.


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Posted by:

Steve

Web: My link

Hey that Boone guy really is real, really. I thought since I only knew him from TV he was fictive. But seems his theme song was somewhat accurate. He was a man, a real man, and fought to keep all Americans free. Well it was somewhat accurate. Anyone who'd like to read the words written by Hollywood about this American icon, go to the link above. Better to go to the link before eating lunch.


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Posted by:

David P.

Thanks Butch for posting news of the real event.

As for that imagined happening -- Many may hope for or speculate upon a reconciliation, but it seems that the relationship was irretreivably broken long ago.


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Posted by:

butch

Subject: chris o'leary band

From Chris O'Leary - Chris O’Leary Band is busy in November!! We will be doing a live recording on Friday November 20th at the Town Crier in Pawling , NY , as part of a CD compilation that will be released soon. We invite you, our friends, families and fans, to take part in this recording. We urge you to come out to remember this special group of musicians who play this special brand of music on this very special night. Come on out, stand up, shout, be heard and celebrate with us! Click here for ticket information. As always more information is available at: www.thechrisolearyband.com Thanks VERY much. butch dener


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Bruce Springsteen

Another addition to my recent post.

Music News Bruce Springsteen's Cousin Found Dead in Hotel Room By Michael Y. Park..

Originally posted Tuesday October 27, 2009 10:00 AM EDT

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's cousin and assistant road manager was found dead in the Kansas City's Intercontinental Hotel Monday, not long before Springsteen and his band were to take to the stage.

"Lenny Sullivan, Bruce's cousin and the assistant road manager of the E Street Band for the last 10 years, passed away today at the age of 36," a statement on Springsteen's Web site read. "A warm and sensitive person, he was beloved by Bruce, the Band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family."

The death caused the cancellation of the show that night in Kansas City, Mo., with all tickets refunded and promises to return to the area "at the earliest opportunity."

Kansas City police said they are investigating, but that the death wasn't considered suspicious.

It's been a tough year for Springsteen, 59, who was accused of adultery in a friend's divorce proceedings in the spring, and whose wife, Patti Scialfa, suffered a riding accident in April. Last year, the E Street Band's longtime keyboardist, Danny Federici, died at age 58.

Springsteen’s next scheduled appearance is at Madison Square Garden Thursday for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.

CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Rumours

I suppose the "Rumours" at least give energy for speculation and some narrative content here. But if a meeting between the two men at the forfront of this fiction took place, I would want to be a fly on the wall. No doubt that is the only way you'd get some truth out of how they receive each other.

There will still always be the controversy enthusiasts that will want to bend and twist it to suit themselves. However it may happen, it certainly would be a good thing, but the good guy,bad guy position will still be taken up by some.....sadly.


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Posted by:

Serenity

To add to DAVID's [He "beat me to the punch"]. Just got this in my inbox. Hope everything goes OK for him.

Ailing Eric Clapton pulls out of NY concert Tue Oct 27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday.

Bruce Springsteen's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abruptly canceled a concert in Kansas City on Monday due to a bereavement.

Clapton, 64, "will spend time recuperating at home in the UK and is very sorry to disappoint the fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," a statement said.

It added that his tour itinerary was otherwise unaffected. The guitarist was scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden on Friday, the second of a two-night celebration of the hall's 25th anniversary. Others on the bill include U2, Aretha Franklin, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Annie Lennox.

The concert is not related to the annual Hall of Fame induction, which takes place in New York next March.

Springsteen, 60, is scheduled to perform on Thursday. But he cancelled Monday's show "due to a death in Bruce's immediate family," according to his Web site.

Kansas City broadcaster KMBC-TV quoted police officials as saying that a 34-year-old member of Springsteen's road crew died at his hotel, but that the death was not suspicious. Neither concert officials nor Springsteen's publicist were immediately available for comment.

Others on the Thursday bill include Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Sting and B.B. King.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo



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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Slowhand To Go Under The Knife (not Bowie)

Iconic guitar hero Eric Clapton, who will undergo gallstone surgery, has cancelled his performance at the Rock Hall of Fame Anniversary concert this Friday.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Pee Wee doing some pre-production for the reunion show.


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Posted by:

Steve

Sorry, David, I can't keep the all the larger than life, iconic American heroes straight, as in which are real and which are fictive though I'd be surprised if their stories are really much different when it comes to what's actual history and what's creative fiction. Hollywood certainly is responsible for producing most of what passes for "American History".

I'm going to write some cheat notes on the back of my hand for further posts on US historical figures. Daniel Crocket real, Davey Boone, fictive. Wait something's wrong there I think. Damn.

While we're on the topic of American icons, real or not real. Is the jury back in on MJ; Real or not real?

Bill, old man, Thursday on Q, M.M. O'Hara. A rare public appearance. Jian, promises to try and get her to sing, in spite of her reluctance to perform publicly.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Remember the Alamo

I guess that means Daniel Boone won't be playing in the show then. Rumour has it that Bob Dylan will be winging in to add lead vocals on Christmas Must Be Tonight, and that Ossie Osborne's Company has the rest room concession for the gig. Ozzie was quoted as saying the current rest room facilities were perfectly adequate last time he tried them, though somewhat public.


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Posted by:

David P.

Russ Kunkel, a DRUMMER extraordinaire (not to be confused with his former rhythm section partner bassist Lee Sklar), is currently touring with Lyle Lovett.

Daniel Boone, not to be confused with Davy Crockett & Jim Bowie, died sixteen years before the battle of the Alamo.


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Posted by:

Steve

Far out man! Alamo NY, of course. I'll be there, it's so close I can bike down and take advantage of the underground biking parking available at The Alamo, NY. Did Boone and his band of followers play the Alamo East as well as the Alamo West. Anyone got any ticket stubs or posters from the event. Anyone know the exact date or who opened for The Boone Band? The Boone Band site, describes them as playing really early Americana with a spicey dash of Tex Mex.


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Posted by:

dlew19

Web: My link

Subject: dylan xmas album

see link


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Subject: Doc, Felix, Vivino

Jimmy Vivino's Nov 11 show at Cozsy's in Sherman Oaks, L.A. will feature Felix Cabrera and DOC SEVERINSEN.


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Posted by:

Far East Man

Location: Maine

Subject: ???

BREAKING! Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson end feud, will reunite for concert in basement of the Alamo NEW YORK - Former members of The Band Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson have ended their decades-old feud and will reunite with surviving Band member Garth Hudson for a benefit concert to be held Thanksgiving Day in the basement of The Alamo. "It's a shame that Richard (Manuel) and Rick (Danko) can't be here to join us, but we know they will be there in spirit," Robertson told reporters. The void will be filled by session player Russell Kunkel on bass and frequent Rolling Stones collaborator Chuck Leavell on keyboards. Addressing the rumor that Eric Clapton many make a surprise appearance, Helm replied "You never know. Eric's been a friend of the band for years. I'd be surprised if he missed this one." By Multidisciplinary October 24, 2009 Multidisciplinary 11 comments Subscribe E-mail to a friend I found this on the Bob Dylan Expecting Rain sight. Does the reunited Band need another drummer?


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: She Belongs To Me

westcoaster: Great Dylan song, one he performed with The Band at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Enemie of the State

David; You covered your ass well. If you ever watched the movie, Enemie of the State, it is an eye opener. Gene Hackman explains exactly what you have said. Also he advises of many of the key words you may say on the phone, or anywhere and the crazies come after you to "shake you down".

All day yesterday I had this gawd damn song of Dylans rolling around in my head. (I wonder a lot what causes a song to pop into your head and stick there.) You think and think trying to figure what you may have done to prompt that.

Anyway, I couldn't rmemeber all the words, so I googled them. Then I had the idea to have a look on youtube. So I found this one video which I put here. I hope it works. It's an old black & white of Phil Lesh, Bob Hunter, and Jerry Garcia sitting on chairs doing the song. Jerry with very white hair, not looking to healthy. But it's really good. The song is "She Belongs to Me"


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Posted by:

Dee

Location: Wisconsin

Subject: Westcoaster's post "A Few Thoughts"

Well reasoned, well written.

I am one of "The Last Waltz" then into The Band people. Still love the title melody...it is what got me to walk back into the living room to see what was on the TV.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: A Scanner Darkly

The world is quickly beginning to resemble what was envisioned by Philip K. Dick decades ago. A place, like that in "Minority Report", where precognition leads to arrest for thoughts of criminal intent even before any acts are committed. Not only eyes, but ears also, through networks of super-computers in secret sites, monitor phone conversations and cyberspace traffic, warranted only by mere suspicion. Speak, type or twitter inadvertently a target name, word or number and government agencies that operate under acronyms will apprehend. Of course, for the record, nothing I've written here is true. Have a nice Monday everyone.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Gene. My son (who lives in NYC) sent me a scan of the actual paper this morning too. I'm very pleased to be able to send your link to our local politicians, in case they missed it! But I'm surprised it took the NY Times so long to pick up on it. it was front page news in every paper here last year.


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Posted by:

Greg Duff

Location: Australia

Subject: Why all the angst?

I've been a fan of The Band since buying Big Pink and The Band from a small record store in suburban Sydney too many years ago. Saw the guys minus Levon plus Mickey Jones backing Dylan on his historic 1966 world tour in Sydney. Loved them all this time. Amazes me how two guys like Levon and Robbie who went through all the shit that it took to make them the great group they became (the best band in the universe according to George Harrison-and he was 100% right)only to dissolve into silly recriminations and petty hatreds over playing their music live. Jesus, grow up! Look at the terrible stuff going on round the world right now. Get upset over that. Fact is that every band-like people generally including legends like Dylan, Mc Cartney et al all eventually get to a point where you just gotta put the cue in the rack one last time and retire. Lets be glad we had these guys as a performing unit for as long as we did. If they ever do decide to get back together, that'll be a bonus!


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Sorry - i didn't see all the info - it's a fiction book.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

I just got an update on my Facebook page from the Robbie Robertson FB site that RR is working on a book.


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Posted by:

Gene

Subject: Rockpalast

Sorry for the typo, Little Feat @ Rockpalast was 1977, of course, not 1973.


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Posted by:

Gene

Subject: Lowell Feat @ Rockpalast

Leaving the topic of Chattel of the Monarchy for the moment, the big news is the Offical DVD release of Little Feat at Rockpalast 23 July 1973 with the inclusion of almost 30 minutes of rehearsal. This version has been visually and sonically enhanced but suffers, however from the exclusion of Cold Cold Cold (from Sportpark Galeen Limburg NL 7 June 76) which was on the, em, 'unoffical' DVD 'Rockpalast Live' DVD. Thank goodness for, em, bootlegs, although lesser minds will write them off as 'making a quick buck' rather than the preservation of historical material, traded among collectors for no gain. Would that more video from the Pinkpop show was available.


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Posted by:

Gene

Subject: odd link

That story was published in the New York Times yesterday.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: NY Times Story

An odd link and it happened more than a year ago, I think, but the subject of it has been a guest at my house for a children's party, and it is a major problem. My 5 year old grandchild was offered a school seven miles away (passing four other schools on the way) though she lives in the area for the school in question, and her 4 year old brother was offered one 5 miles in the opposite direction. Yes, our local council officials are a set of complete wank*rs. But I knew that.


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Posted by:

Gene

Web: My link

Subject: Look Out Dorset (apologies to Cleveland)

Heads up for Subjects of Her Majesty in Dorset and elsewhere in UK. See link.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hope

Hello Lars old friend. Don't ever give up hope.

In your area, being so close to the line of fire, and at your age, I'm sure you could appreciate more than a lot of people. These guys were pioneers fer chris-sake.

The days of buck boards and wandering minstrels weren't that far out of sight in the late 50's. This making a living touring across the country from town to town in beat up cars to make a living was pretty much in it's infancy. Hard enough for grown seasoned men, never mind a bunch of skinny teeaged boys.

Now a days these guys have got these "Silver Eagle" buses with every gawd damn convienence known to man in them. Along with every damn electronic system for storing, music, learning music practicing on the bus, communicating with bookings, hotels every thing imaginable.

Teenage boys now a day are more pissants than not, yet can control the whole fucking world from their bedroom being hackers on their computers.

So when you look at the accomplishments of these guys and how they made it happen, it's like the pioneers crossing this country with chuckwagons, braving the elements.

GOING WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE!.......Beam me the fuck outta here Scotty.

Now Lars, get out there and rake the gawd damn leaves, damn I hate the job.


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Posted by:

Lars

Location: NY

Subject: Relationships

W.C.- I have to agree with just about everything you just said; it's kind of a summation of the Band's inner relationships to date. And you might be right about Levon's feelings towards Robbie: someone once defined "hatred" as "disappointed love." Only Levon knows how deep his rancor is towards RR.

However, last night when I checked in here to read Jeff's post (that there has been a report that Rob and Levon were burying the hatchet), I found myself wanting to believe it. Naturally I was skeptical, but I was hoping that the story was true. In this age of jaded leaders and questionable solutions to critical problems, it would be refreshing to see people putting bad feelings aside in order to "help the neighborhood."

I guess I'm a hopeless romantic.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: A Few Thoughts

It was around the year 2000 that I first found this site while exploring for music and anything to do with The BAND. I had been a fan since the Ronnie Hawkins days, when I first found Hawkins music in 1963. (The year I bought my Gibson Hummingbird).

Anyway I didn't bother with the site that much. It was my first time using internet, and where I lived, being on "dial up" I found it too frustrating. Some time in late 2001 when I bought my home right in Courtenay and got onto Shaw Cable's high speed internet, one day a post by a guy in New York prompted me to get into the fray, and........here we are.

Through all these years, I've learned a lot about the Band, and music in general from some very knowledgable and kind people whose REAL interest is to share the music, and the love of this Band.

In putting down these few thoughts, these are just one guy's opinions, and "observations."

To begin with, look at a guy 16 or 18 years old today, and imagine what you see? A child fer chris sake, and in this world now, if you look sideways at that child you are going to be taken to task by the law and every organization imaginable. But here you had five guys who were children. None it would seem from bad homes, who had to run from abusive parents, or anything bad. They all had strong loving families. Their integrity to their music and their goals sent them on a life that formed a bond of brotherhood that was inseperable. It couldn't have been any other way.

Growing together they became a family, in a world where you had to have each others back to survive. But in growing people change, marriages and extentions of family dictate change. You can never tell another man how to live his life.

Levon contradicts himself a few times in this book. The time comes when he alludes to. "Rick was unhappy becuase he was turning down some good deals he was offered on his own. He had already signed a recording contract for doing his own album." Richard's self abuse was out of control. This was quite sometime before The Last Waltz. "We were just going to be a recording band," yet the Road was his only life as he saw it.

After Robbie's conversation confirming he wanted to quit. "Well Ronnie Hawkins had been on the road for 20 years and he was still fine. Then in Woodstock when friends were dropping dead all around him. "A certain way of life was starting to show." But as I said you can't tell another man, he owes you his life on the road, or how to live his life.

For all this time here, I couldn't count the number of people who claim they found the Band by viewing The Last Waltz, and then worked backwards to know them. Therefore, if as Levon claims, "The Last Waltz was a disaster" why is it so popular. I can sympathize with Levon not wanting to see or hear about it because it was the end of what he didn't want to give up. Some of the work done to clean up the performances was undoubtedly to make everyone look better. Although for me, (as good as the Saple singers are, and they are great) it made "The Weight" sound like a southern gospel song.

I've read and wathced for years the people taking sides, picking apart every move Robbie makes on this film, pretty much the same things he does any time I've seen him, geering making out the camera is always on him which is bullshit. Example, Rick owns the camera on "Makes no Difference", and if some cameras were shut off how did they get the shots from behind him, beside him, (just the head shots) and in front. If anyone thinks Robbie owns the cameras, get out your little stop watches and time the stuff.

Anyway, just as a hand has 5 fingers, if you cut one off, you can improvize, or substitute but the scar will always show, and it does. I'd bet money that to this day in all honesty Levon loves Robbie like a brother. The disappointment, and feeling of abandonment, betrayal doesn't go away easily.

Levon is a tough little guy and has survived a lot but the hurts from heroin or anything else you could abuse yourself with doesn't show like the loss of a brother.

The only time, (for me) Levon showed weakness was not showing up at that Hall of Fame induction to sing with those guys. I'd bet that it wasn't out of spite or to hurt anyone, because no doubt it hurt them all. But I'd bet it was just too damn hard for him.

However the people who like to continually use the word "Feud" here, I think should get a dictionary to see what that word really means. The only feud here is between people who seem to like to stir that pot of shit, maybe for their own entertainment.

There sure is some great diehard band fans here tho, and it's a pleasure to learn from, and share different walks of life with,,,,,,,,


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Web: My link

Subject: Ilkka aka "Moderator of the Former Nordic Countries"

Not that I enjoy them any less because of it, but I must admit that I don't really understand what you're going on about Ilkka when you write posts of this kind. Nonetheless, they simply exude so much international intrigue that I say hey, just carry on as you have been. NB


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Sorry - I can't afford a shrink :-)

Someday, maybe next year or so, I will tell you how he/she/it bugged my SonyEricsson 105 GSM mobile phone and posted my words to my Mountain Bike dealer and to my boss and to my Arabic and African teacher colleagues in this gb.

Maybe I will, maybe I won't - after all it is _TOO_ boring, don't you think. Right away.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Although your name calling remains as sharp as ever, perhaps now, Jeff, you'll recognize the reference.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Cows

At least dead cows were able to fly "At Norbert's"...


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Pat, you just can't help being a miserable, nasty, self impressed schmuck , can you?

As should be obvious to everyone, even you, the last statement of my post was simply the remark of someone who knows better, but would be happy to , and would find a way to attend an event that is probably never ever going to happen. Not a statement of belief.

Of course, if it would be too difficult for you to go out of your way to see the three surviving Band members reunite, that's your problem.



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Posted by:

Peter V

Where the hoaxer went wrong would be a long list, and the game was given aay pretty fast by the basement, but it would have been funnier to have had Ossie Osbourne joining them for the Alamo concert.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Another Thing To Consider

Dlew, don't rush to any negative conclusions. I think you may be overlooking the most pertinent clue, they're reuniting in THE BASEMENT of The Alamo. The Alamo, which has a distinctive Pinkish Hue when the sun is setting in the west on a cloudless Texas evening does now have a basement. It was the first infrastructure project undertaken in Texas when the stimulus money was released.

In honor of George W and his history in the Texas National Guard, The Basement is called The Bush Basement.

The entrance to The Basement has a sign that says" When your country calls and you need a place to hide "The Bush Basement" is here for you. Be prepared to show your political, family and or financial connections for quick entry.

So, if you see any pictures of Garth dusting off one of his reel to reels in the near future............


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Web: My link

Subject: Rock-n-Roll HOF Concert

See link for concerts being held at MSG in NYC. They look like interesting shows.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: I'm going with Jeff and Pat: it's a hoax

Why? 1) Jeff pointed out that the bassist is actually a drummer.

2) there is no basement at the Alamo, apparently.

3) robbie, levon and garth's facebook page are silent on the subject (unless they've updated since I laat looked)

(4) Jan Hoiberg himself seems to know nothing about it.

5) Even if there IS a basement at the Alamo, Texas? wouldn't NY be more apropos?

6) Not a hint from Sebastian? Not a hint from Maud? Not a hint from the many people here who know one or more of them?

don't get too excited yet folks. We all hope it will happen, and it may well. but this ain't it.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Jeff, maybe you can ride Pee Wee Herman's bike while you're there.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Web: My link

Subject: This REUNION announcement just jumped onto my computer screen.

I'd have to venture a guess this is a hoax. For one thing, Russ Kunkel is known as a drummer. No reason he can't play bass, but I'd think of a pile of other bassists first. So it looks liek a poorly thought out hoax. Of course, if not, I'm there.


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Posted by:

Dexy

Web: My link

Subject: Levon & The Hawks: Georgia from '64?

Sorry if this has already been posted. See link above.


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Posted by:

Pedro Vainer

Location: Brazil

Subject: Happines

What a pleasant surprise to find that the site is back up again. I missed it terribly! It's probably one of the best sites on the air. Thank you to all the people who helped put this amazing archive back up.


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Posted by:

Steve

Norm, remember, you are reading The Bible.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Sebastian

I'm playing Endless Highway today. I really enjoy it and I think 'It Makes No Difference' by My Morning Jacket, who I had never heard before, is brilliant.

I love the original with Robbie's guitar and Garth's sax. I think the stripped down version by Richard and Rick at O'Toole's is great too.

I really like Rod Stewart's version of 'Broken Arrow' too.

It must give Robbie a real thrill when he hears a great recording of one of his songs.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Glad it was such a wonderful show. The three times I've seen him, all the elements coalesce …the man himself, the superb band, the three great female singers with Sharon Robinson & The Webb Sisters. The sound was perfect every time too - and that was the 20,000 seat O2 in london, the 3000 seat BIC in Bournemouth and in the open air. His sound crew is the best in the business.

Kudos to Roscoe Beck, who leads the Leonard Cohen band, as well as playing 5 string electric bass guitar and acoustic bass. Does acoustic bass come in five string versions? I assume not. A great bass player, leader and all-round musician.


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Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Web: My link

Subject: Leonard Cohen

I was privileged to see the great man last night at Madison Square Garden at a sold-out show. To see him, at the age of 75, mesmerize nearly 20,000 people for more than three hours, was an amazing experience.

I wonder if he'll be embarrassed at the Chelsea Hotel honor (link above). He did sing it last night, beautifully. To its credit, the New York crowd cheered the name of the hotel, but did not hoot and holler at the infamous line he has said would have bothered his mother, if not Janis.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Subject: Los Angelinos

Nov 11th, Felix Cabrera will be performing at Cozy's in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles with Jimmy Vivino, Barry Goldberg, and that drummer from Toto.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Gawd Damnest Things Happen

Anyone who has read "This Wheels on Fire", may understand. If you have "A History of Music" laying near by, you can put in one of the 6 discs here and there. As you read and they play you become part of the book. Particularly for me because I lived those days.

This morning laying by the fire reading, I had disc 2 playing. Right at the time I was reading page 167, Levon explaining the recording of "The Weight" and what it was about........it started to play...... I stopped reading and looked at that machine in astonishment! Was it a coincidence?


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Posted by:

NB

Web: My link

Subject: Levon With Hiatt at The Ryman

Excellent indeed Charlie. Thanks.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Levon at the Ryman with John Hiatt

The homepage of John Hiatt's site currently has a link to an excellent quality video of him singing "The Weight" with Levon. I want to see the whole thing now! It seems John Hiatt took most of this year off from touring, a nice luxury for most working musicians but more manageable for top-notch writers who get healthy royalty checks.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Comin' to......the END of the Road

Bobby Braddock wrote this song that John Anderson sang, quite a few years back. If you stay there, this is what the END of the road becomes.

I'll just give you the last verse and chorus.

"Would You Catch a Fallin' Star"

He had a Silver Eagle Bus, and a million country fans,

Now there's just a few of us, and he drives a little van.

They were beatin' down his door, lovely women left & right

Now he's on the hardwood floor, wonderin' where he'll spend the night.

Would you catch a fallin' star, before he crashes to the ground.

Don't you know how people are, nobody loves you when you're down.

Pick him up and take him home, and he'll bring his old guitar.

Play a Golden oldies song, if you''l catch a fallin' star.


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Posted by:

Steve

Keep reading, Norm, it gets better.


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Posted by:

Sebastian

Subject: Cahoots

After all this Cahoots talk I went back today and listened. I guess I'm in the minority but this is pretty damn good album. Out of 11 songs at least half are great in my opinion. If it's been a while you might want to go back again, i was pleasantly surprised because I don't remember being all that fond of some of these tunes.


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Posted by:

Curt Bilson

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Subject: How to Contact you

Hello there, Just wanted to thank you first of all, for making a website for the greatest rock band ever. There are not many outlets for information about The Band. I have done a painting about the band and i would like to send it to you to see if it would be worthy enough to put on this website. Please email me at curtbilson@hotmail.com and let me know if there is someone i can send it to and have them take a look at it. thanks.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Road

The philosophy of a man 22 years old most certainly is not the same as a man.......say 50.

The beginning of Chapter 4, (levon Helm's words),

Probably written here before at sometime, but bear repeating.

My philosophy had always been not to burden any young woman with my presence for too long a time. The life of a musician was nothing to be married to, and I could never envision myself settling down and having children. I was of the road; it was my life, and I was living it to the hilt and beyond.........

Well.....that philosophy can't always be shared by everyone. Perhaps a person with such a philosophy could feel some betrayal by a family member who didn't feel the same way about that road.

These guys were so young, and missed their blood families so much, they WERE a family and spent so much time together, perhaps there came to be a dependency that wasn't even recognized.

However we in the west, have always known there were badlands east of the rockies, where people were very uncivilized. Particularly in those grungy villages around those big puddles back there where people tried to kill one another and eat one another in sleazy bars where all the drugs, booze and fornication started. This book confirms that in every way. We never should have allowed any of 'em out here,,,,,,,,,


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Soupy Sales

I was around 12 years old & prime time for the The Soupy Sales Show when it came around and, along with Mad Magazine, it was just the sort of thing that confused & worried the parents of then. I think humor always has a limited life span & this did too, but back then it was so damn funny, semi-subversive & it even appealed to certain grown ups - the artistic & lefty types no doubt.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Soupy's Sons

Serenity: Hunt & Tony Sales (on drums & bass repsectively) also worked with Todd Rundgren. They appeared, along with Rick & Levon (who played on "Once Burned") on Mr. Rundgren's 1970 Ampex/Bearsville album "Runt". The Sales brothers were the rhythm section on the album's hit "We Gotta Get You A Woman".


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Cows can't fly.......Can They??????

Ilkka; get out there right away, find your favourite shrink...lay down on his couch and tell him all that troubles you. Maybe he'll listen to the bullshit.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

...and the cows can fly.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Location: Miserable weather Kitchener

Subject: Soupy Sales dead at 83...

Hi guys: A bit music-related, but thought you would like to read this news.This man was a great person, and loved by many.

Soupy Sales, pie-splattered comedian who won hearts in early TV days, dead at 83

Fri Oct 23: DETROIT - Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, died Thursday. He was 83. Sales died at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, New York, said his former manager and longtime friend, Dave Usher. Sales had many health problems and entered the hospice last week, Usher said.

At the peak of his fame in the 1950s and '60s, Sales was one of the best-known faces in the nation, Usher said. Sales began his TV career in Cincinnati and Cleveland, then moved to Detroit, where he drew a large audience on WXYZ-TV. He moved to Los Angeles in 1961. The comic's pie-throwing schtick became his trademark, and celebrities lined up to take one on the chin alongside Sales. During the early 1960s, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine received their just desserts side-by-side with the comedian on his television show. "I'll probably be remembered for the pies, and that's all right," Sales said in a 1985 interview.

His greatest success came in New York with "The Soupy Sales Show" - an ostensible children's show that had little to do with Captain Kangaroo and other kiddie fare. Sales' manic, improvisational style also attracted an older audience that responded to his envelope-pushing antics. Sales, who was typically clad in a black sweater and oversized bow-tie, was once suspended for a week after telling his legion of tiny listeners to empty their mothers' purse and mail him all the pieces of green paper bearing pictures of the presidents.

The cast of "Saturday Night Live" later paid homage by asking their audience to send in their joints. His influence was also obvious in the Pee-Wee Herman character created by Paul Reubens.

Sales returned from the Navy after World War II and became a $20-a-week reporter at a West Virginia radio station. He jumped to a DJ gig, changed his name to Soupy Heinz and headed for Ohio.

His first pie to the face came in 1951, when the newly christened Soupy Sales was hosting a children's show in Cleveland. In Detroit, Sales' show garnered a national reputation as he honed his act - a barrage of sketches, gags and bad puns that played in the Motor City for seven years. After moving to Los Angeles, he eventually became a fill-in host on "The Tonight Show."

He moved to New York in 1964 and debuted "The Soupy Sales Show," with co-star puppets White Fang (the meanest dog in the United States) and Black Tooth (the nicest dog in the United States). By the time his Big Apple run ended two years later, Sales had appeared on 5,370 live television programs - the most in the medium's history, he boasted. He had a pair of albums that hit the Billboard Top 10 in 1965; "Do the Mouse" sold 250,000 copies in New York alone.

Sales remained a familiar television face, first as a regular from 1968-75 on the game show "What's My Line?" and later appearing on everything from "The Mike Douglas Show" to "The Love Boat." He played himself in the 1998 movie "Holy Man," which starred Eddie Murphy.

He joined WNBC-AM as a disc jockey in 1985, a stint best remembered because Sales filled the hours between shock jocks Don Imus and Howard Stern.

Sales is survived by his wife, Trudy, and two sons, Hunt and Tony, a pair of musicians who backed David Bowie in the band Tin Machine.

ILKKA: There are a lot of ROBBIE-LOVERS here, and I'm one of them.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo



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Posted by:

Ilkka (again)

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: BTW Anticipathy: Robbie Robertson

Oh c'mon you Robbie haters, disguised in false decency... You have been SO BORING all these years, and still(?) are. Makes me sick.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Lars; "in the toilet" - a flashback

For several years ago I was stopped by a Jewish youngster wearing the typical grey hacker cap and a Dylanesque suede coat, too tight (You know, the Blonde On Blonde cover). He asked about turistic attractions - or was it just a game with co'ordinates. He rode a Japanese mountain bike and filmed me with his mobile handset while I politely answered to his question. When he was about leaving he said: "I am going to have your recommenations "IN THE TOILET OF MY RESTAURANT". - Who can be as stupid as that?

BTW I like "Saved" and "Christmas album" and "Let It Be" and "Cahoots" in opposite to gb eminence who does not - on the other hand I start my day at 5.30 with BBC World Business Report and end it with BBC World Business Report as well :-)


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Posted by:

Steve

Great photo Bill. I'd told NB at the time that he'd look taller if he put on his shoes, the ones with the lifts in them but he insisted on the "Pied Nue" look. He's always been so proud of his feet. I doubt he'd even consider giving them away to a living-donor foot transplant program.

Sometimes when the critics are brought forward to back up a personal view on a song or album I think of Robbie saying they weren't going to put The Weight on Big Pink, they just didn't think that highly of it.


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Posted by:

Lars

Location: not far from the toilet

Subject: queasiness

....and I think I'm going to throw up. Scuseme


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Posted by:

Russ

Web: My link

Subject: Recent Crowmatix article in Times Union

Many musicians might say or think the torch of Americana/roots music has been passed on the them, but they'd be hard pressed to compare or compete with Professor Louie & Crowmatix. None other than Rick Danko named Aaron Louis Hurwitz "Professor Louie" during their long partnership in a duo and as bandmates in the Rick Danko Band. And as The Band mates as well, as Hurwitz co-produced, engineered and played on the final recordings of The Band. /n The touchstones don't end there; Crowmatix drummer Gary Burke (born and raised in Troy) lists Bob Dylan and the Rick Danko Band as credits, and he has been a frequent sub for Randy Ciarlante in The Band. Bassist Frank Campbell has held down the low end for Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Asleep at the Wheel. Guitarist Josh Colow has bent strings for Jesse Winchester, while Miss Marie sang on albums by The Band ("Jubilation"), Rick Danko and Mercury Rev. Others may admire, and emulate, The Band, but Professor Louie and the Crowmatix have performed with them and lived with them. The Crowmatix have released seven albums of organic, well-crafted tunes and masterful musicianship. With these impeccable credentials, as well as an inherent sense of musical history, spending an evening with the Crows can be more than rewarding. They have the torch.


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Posted by:

Nick

Apologies for the tone of my last post but most reviewers are frustrated musicians who take themselves WAY to serious. ESPECIALLY Cristgau who arrogantly proclaims himself "Dean of American Rock Critics".

How about what the people who actually buy the CD think?:

http://www.amazon.com/Cahoots-Band/product-reviews/B00004W50Y

Bringin up 20 and 30 years old reviews doesn't cut it. Especially since it was remastered to bring out the true sound. I think Cahoots is great, especially today. To speak in terminology that Cristgau doesn't understand... Smoke Signal kicks ass!


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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

And I'll add that my expressed dislike of Cahoots was in response to the direction that the discussion had taken but has little to nothing to do with what David P.'s original post focused on, which was the musical performances themselves as opposed to the material the group was performing. I think most of us would agree that one of the Band's hallmarks was a consistently outstanding standard of musicianship, at least in the studio, and I have no doubt that the high-resolution audiophile release of Cahoots--and all the other albums similarly available--bring that dimension out particularly well.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: EQ!

By the way JQ.........use the EQ.......a 30 band eq finds a lot of stuff more clearly you may miss.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Walk The Plank

Well Bill, I was just going to tell you to quit whining, 'cept that you shoulda seen how quick I just turned the music down when Susan just walked in my music room and gave me a look. If she can't hear her gawd damn tv upstairs thru' 3 sets of doors and an insulated floor....I'm in shit.

I was just enjoying The Pirates of the Mississippi album... Walk the Plank. I need David Powell here to show me a little slide work where the dobro is on Uncommon Man.

This song I think is the "Great American Dream" ...... This part of the second verse:

Mr Congressman, Mr Senator, I think you oughta know,

You can't pretend I don't exist and expect to get my vote

All I want is what is fair, I'm not one to complain.

If you'll just show me some respect, then I'll show you the same..........


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Steve and NB

I just came across this early photo, from back when they were chummy. Very touching.


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Posted by:

Bill M

JQ: You're one class act, quietly stating your sad case, one that I share for the most part, without a word of complaint or disparagement. But yes, thank god for car CD players. (Doesn't David P make you envious, getting to play what he wants - through the air without headphones?)


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Posted by:

David P.

JQ: As a part-time musician of modest skill, I often listen to music rather intently, trying to focus on what each musician on the recording is doing in the mix. Although I often use headphones, most of the time I listen through speakers placed nearfield on stands at ear level.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Audiophiles

David P - I totally appreciate & respect what you bring to the GB with your vast knowledge and good taste. I think you're our main sound-man here too. I just read your note on Cahoot's sound and I wondering how do you, technically speaking, listen to music to get at all that nuance? Is it: headphones only, through multiple speakers, in an in-home sound-studio like space, on the living room floor with your head between nearby speakers while the wife is out, in the car (that's my place), always loud, always very loud, stoned, etc? Please advise.


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Posted by:

David P.

In the other sense of the word, "Everyday I Have The Blues" is very pedestrian.


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Posted by:

Bill M

NB: The ultimate example of pedestrian blues is of course "Walkin' To New Orleans". At the other end of the spectrum is automotive blues, a fine example of which is a little something I was listening to on the way to work this morning, Brian Blain's "Saab Story" (a song about a girl and her car). What I'm doing in mentioning Brian here is trying to build a needed bridge between you and our Steve, who doesn't know Brian but who once farmed land that Brian once lived on occasionally when he was staying with his lifelong friend Al Fraser, whose second album (as half of Fraser and Debolt) Brian produced. Plus, Brian's first album, "Who Paid You to Give Me the Blues" includes a song about the outlaw of Megantic, which Steve can see from his kitchen. Plus Brian's day jobs means that he was officially the editor of all the stuff I've done for MapleBlues over the years. Plus Brian's second album, "Overqualified for the Blues" has Richard Bell playing keyboards - so has a cherished Band link.


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: David

Thanks.


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Posted by:

David P.

Of course the publishing/songwriter royalty rate is significantly higher than that, based on just record/CD sales, paid to the artists.


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Posted by:

David P.

Northern Boy: The MoFi reissue of "Cahoots" has been available through Music Direct in Chicago (an online retailer) for several weeks. Since they are also the parent company of Mobile Fidelity, they offer the releases in advance of when they're shipped to other retailers.

Jan F: Reports following Michael Jackson's death estimated that he still retained 50% of Sony/ATV.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: Cahoots/Drivel

David: This MoFi SACD version you speak of, I gather that is the one listed on Amazon as "Hybrid SACD" for about $30 ? Not actually available till Nov.10 but pre-orders are allowed. I think I'll spring for it. I think there's a good many tunes there I don't know. I thought that between AMH and a couple of Best of The Band type albums that I own, I'd have it mostly covered already but I see that I don't.

Bill M. I agree re: critics, especially in this age when you can pre-sample most things on the internet. For me, it was the comments of people here that have kept me from Cahoots and Islands though, not the critics. I have more use for the comments of people here than written reviews. And now I'm hearing enough support for these albums to at least give Cahoots a whirl, this new version anyway as David's comments have got my interest piqued.

BTW, thanks for getting me on to that obscure genre of blues known as "pedestrian blues". I of course already knew of Chicago Blues and Delta Blues, even Piedmont Blues, but this "Pedestrian Blues" genre which I'm currently researching, has come as a total revelation to me. Strange though, that you didn't speak more highly of it. Best musical lead I've been given since Tinderbox. I'll try to report back when all my research is complete.

Steve: I was merely being Boyant, so absolutely no apology needed. NB.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: 1956 .........revisited

Steve; Thank you for your indulgence.

In 1956, Levon was pretty well getting into high gear. I was 12 and in first year (junior high). Long past those days of the grammaphone, living in Cloverdale in the Fraser Valley. My romance with muisc, firstly country, singing the songs of Kitty Wells, Webb Pierce, and of course Hank Williams, George Jones and the like. However, my first inklings of Ronnie Hawkins, and Levon Helm came from my idolizing Carl Perkins. To this day Carl, to me was one of the greats as a writer, guitarist, and performer. I guess he's just more my style.

But in following that beginning of rock & roll & rockabilly music of course you couldn't ignore Ronnie Hawkins then. In the book, Levon's recount of him and Linda opening up for Harold Jenkins on the porch of a store down there would be a great part of a movie. Reminding me of the days of "The Last Picture Show". Wouldn't it be great to see a movie of this!

Anyway, in my world at that time.......I have to say here, I had a mania for collecting 78 - records, I guess from my grammaphone days. At that time I was 12, Howie my oldest brother was 17. Like all of us, made to quit school at 15 and go to work, he was a logger, and to this day one of the all time king loggers of this coast. Anyway, I forget when he started, but our mom insisted he learn accordian. By '56 he was really good on that thing. He had some buddies, Pete Flickle was a hot guitar player. A guy named Ed Folk who had the first Les Paul Gibson, (one of the gold ones) I ever saw, and a gibson amp. It wasn't long before Howie laid the accordian aside and was playing guitar and he got to be pretty good.

My involvment was that I sang all this stuff and knew more songs than any of them. They'd get to partying and make my mom come and get me out of bed to come out and sing. Do you know how hard it is to get in the mood to sing rock & roll when you are in a sound sleep. All I wanted to do was yell at every body to fuck off! Any such word around my mother would have had serious repercussions.

Anyway after a few years, when I was 15, I picked up an old SS Stewart my Dad had discarded for that J50 Gibson of his and started to play guitar, at that time my reason mostly being, when you start to sing a song, and all these "hot" players get the wrong groove, too fast of too slow, or shuffling something that should be straight fours, it's like having a real bad toothache.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I have a vague recollection of the long-time president of Capitol of Canada saying that "Love Me Do", which was released here when it came out, sold 150 copies, and "Please Please Me" something less. I think the standard royalty rate then and for years after was two cents a side. Still, to quote Geddy Lee when asked why he agreed to sing on the Bob and Doug McKenzie album, ten bucks is ten bucks.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

I read somewhere that MJ borrowed against his Beatles catalog and I would assume that the bank (Bank America) now owns it?

J.F.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

David I admire your passion as an audiophile (i guess that's the term). But $30 (on Amazon for the SACD) is way too much for an album I don't listen to regardless of the nuances and sublties that may now emit through the haze of the drudgery in the rest of the material. I'm happy that you can appreciate those finer qualities. It takes a dedicated and passionate person to want to seek out those sounds and enjoy in them. If that is your joy, then that is a wonderful thing to have.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Beatles royalties

I found a copy of "Since records Began", which is EMI's official centenary history. They recount that "Love Me Do" sold 17,000 copies in the first year, which earned each Beatle £17.70 in royalties, before the deduction of Epstein's 25% and tax. In 1962, a shop assistant earned about £10 a week, so not much more than a six day week in money.

In the next three years, sales of Love Me Do rose to 120,000. Still not a lot of money. The Beatles were on 1 old penny (240 to the pound rather than 100 to the pound) royalty per disc, less Epstein's cut, so around 0.75d (old pennies) per single. George Martin suggested that EMI unilaterally double it to 2d (old money). EMI said only if they tied in an extra five years on the contract, which they declined to do. Martin was told not to make suggestions about royalty rates again.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: From Pepperland To Neverland

Charlie: In the case of the new Beatles remasters, keep in mind that, through the purchase price, a portion of the publishing royalties will be going to the estate of a not so glamourous dead pop star.


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Posted by:

Steve

Charlie, wisest comments so far on Cahoots or any other remastered 4th 5th or 6th reissue of the same material albeit in a minutely altered form. I'm not dissing anyone who likes to dissect the sound into it's teeniest components, kind of like doing a forensics audit. Getting the digital remasters was a big enough improvement over my scratchy vinyl to make the purchases, I just don't find minute changes worth further expenditures. I'd rather spend the money on instruments to entertain myself.


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Posted by:

Bill M

David P: While the cynics among us would say that the pain in Richard's voice merely reflected how he felt about having to sing the song, I would say that it reflects his artistry, the ability to convey how Robbie would have felt, watching his close little buddy die like that at the hands of a snake. Must've been in Graham's Park eh, NB?


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: We were always afraid of what tommorrow might bring...

Charlie: There's a certain, almost aching, wistfulness in Richard's vocal on "The Moon Struck One" that I've always loved. The new MoFi remaster highlights that even more for me.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: New Versions

David: I got your point about that new version and agreed that the new remaster from a few years ago allowed me to hear things I'd never heard before. Garth's organ solo on "Moon Struck One" is magnificent, for example (too bad the song wasn't an instrumental--it would have worked that way a lot better than the wordless tune, "Islands"). I think I'm retiring from future rereleases of stuff now that I put out the big bucks for the Beatles stereo box set. Glamourous rock stars have gotten enough of my money. I need it more than they do.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Found guilty, said the judge, for not being in demand...

The point of my initial posts on "Cahoots" still seems to fall on deaf ears. I was pointing out how the new, superb MoFi SACD remaster caused me to reassess my opinion of the album, in light of the many subtleties of the recording which the new remaster reveals. So far, no one else has even mentioned hearing this new version.

We do know, courtesy of the late great Artie Traum, that he first heard "Bessie Smith" following a chance meeting with the authors, Rick & Robbie, at the Woodstock Grand Union supermarket in the winter of 1969. He and his brother recorded their version, under the title "Going Down To See Bessie", for their excellent debut Capitol album shortly thereafter.

An underlying theme of "Cahoots" -- nostalgia for the past contrasted with the hollowness of the present -- is nicely encapsulated in the front & back covers of the album. The rustic front cover painting by Gilbert Stone, who trained in the study of Renaissance masters, contrasts with the slick portrait of The Band by famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon.


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Posted by:

Carmen

Location: Philadelphia Burbs

Subject: RR New CD

Very exceited to here the new CD is on the way. Other then the Kings of Leon, I have had nothing new worth listening to. A little fun - top 10 favorite RR solo tunes. 1. Between Trains 2. Fallen Angel 3. Carry Me 4. Broken Arrow 5. Unbound 6. Hold Back the Dawn 7. Shine Your Light 8. Sonny Got Caught 9. Soap Box Preacher 10. Anything from Music for Native Americans (love the whole cd)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Lucy / critics

sadavid: I think Lucy's someone else entirely. The same lass who showed up in one of David Clayton Thomas's very first records (1964, when he was regularly guesting with our guys and being recorded by our guys' first post-Hawkins producer, Duff Roman), and later - as you pointed out yourself - Lucretia MacEvil.

I'd've said that most of us are old enough and have heard enough music to dispense with the views of critics when discussing what we like. I didn't even care what Rolling Stone thought about anything back in the '70s, and certainly care less today. And Robert Cristgau, the guy who didn't even like Big Pink? I do admire Greil Marcus, but read him with grains of salt close at hand.


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Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: miz smith to you

Peter: Replace Bessie? Are you mad? She's the principal pillar of the Odessa (/ Bessie / Empress / Lucy) Doctrine!


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Posted by:

Peter V

I think what some of us are saying is you don’t have to like everything by an artist to like them. Dylan has Saved and his Christmas fiasco; The Beatles has Let It Be, Paul Simon has Songs From the Capeman. None of those albums is all bad, with these guys they couldn’t be, and each has some gems on it (well, maybe not Saved). The feeling that Cahoots is weak, is pretty universal. This is from the article on site.

Cahoots was literal, where the other records were tantalizing, strained where they moved. There was a flatness in the music, good ideas forced through a banal, didactic mesh … (Greil Marcus, 'Mystery Train')

Instead of growing organically from some musical seed, the songs were constructed like miniature soapboxes; instead of being peopled by flesh-and-blood characters, they were dominated by phantasmic abstractions. The pastoralism was … finally veering towards sentimentality. More fundamentally the songs were just melodically undistinguished. (Barney Hoskyns, 'Across The Great Divide: The Band and America")

Cahoots was a catastrophe. Robertson completely outstripped himself here - with the exception of 'Life is A Carnival' and Dylan's 'When I Paint My Masterpiece' there simply isn't a good song on the record. * * (The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1979 edition)

…With 'Cahoots' strain began showing, Allen Toussaint's horn arrangement on 'Life is A Carnival' and a guest appearance by Van Morrison on '4% Pantomime' were great highlights, but the record was uncertain, murky and unsatisfying - * * 1/2 (Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1992)

Wheh, these fellows can really play … Seem overtly worried about the passing of the world as they know it, though … not just blacksmiths, but eagles, rivers, trains, the works. B - (Christgau's Guide to Rock Albums of the 70s)

Melodramatic rather than emotional, the set offered few highlights, although Van Morrison's cameo on '4% Pantomime' suggested a bonhomie distinctly absent elsewhere. (The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Rock)

… Cahoots, their pretty awful fourth album. Life is A Carnival (is) the one good track (Andy Gill, Q12, September 1987)

That’s what’s called a critical consensus. Christgau’s is my favourite.


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Posted by:

Steve

Norm, I'm glad the book got there and I like the way you're using it to do an original kind of review of the book. Keep reading and writing.

NB, I'm up-sizing you. I don't want to be responsible for you losing your sense of insanity. As long as you don't mention the donation I won't either. It's in the vault. Apology forwarded.


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Nick

Weak critiques of Cahoots? Total joke. Go and do something. And I don't mean write childrens books. Unbelieveable.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Glass half empty

As Dave says, there was better stuff in the past. Bessie Smith wasn’t on Cahoots … it’s a bonus track on the remasters, but is the best song on the remaster, if not the original album. The sleeve notes say it was composed during The Band sessions (so how did it get on The Basement Tapes, we ask?) but recorded “sometime between The Band and Stage Fright”. Robbie said it was not used on The Band because that would have meant two songs with Bessie in. As Bessie Smith was a real person, the easiest option would have been to replace Bessie in Cripple Creek (Betty?)

Considering the other bonus tracks are Endless Highway and Don’t Do It, there were three tracks available at the time whch are all better than most of what is on there, then there’s the basement (or shortly post-basement more likely) tracks that Dave mentioned.

The only three I have on my iPod “Best of” playlist are Life Is A Carnival, When I Paint My Masterpiece and Shoot Out in Chinatown. Now I have a 160 GB iPod I have every Band album on there complete, but I also have a Best of … playlist. for The Band (and for The Beatles and Paul Simon, others with all the albums on).

I enjoy 4% Pantomime for the Van / Richard interplay and the performance, but it’s not much of a song. For the rest, I continue to add “trite” to Greil Marcus’s “banal.” Bessie Smith and Endless Highway and Don’t Do It (not this version) are on my “Best of Band” playlist. As is Ruben Remus (twice, with the added bootleg instrumental version), Ain’t No More Cane and Katie’s Been Gone. I never much liked Orange Juice Blues.

What was Bob Cato doing with that sleeve? The first three Band sleeve designs are iconic, as is Moondog Matinee with the poster. Both Rock of Ages and The Last Waltz are “dignified” veering on stately, but good in a restrained way. Northern Lights and Islands are “generic 70s cover designs” of little interest, though neither is “bad”, they’re just uninspired. Cahoots is a miserable painting by Gilbert Stone. The sort of thing you see in duller art galleries, but no one ever buys to put on the wall.A guess? They commissioned a painting. It was expensive. When they saw it, everyone went, 'Oh, dear.' But they had to pay anyway so were stuck with it. Does ANYBODY actually like that picture?


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Robbie's new album

Glad to hear about the Clapton and Winwood contributions to the upcoming album. I think that Robbie does his best work when he's got some people around to push him a little. You know he's gonna bring his "A" game if Eric and Stevie are involved. I think Robbie thrives when there's a bit of a challenge involved. Brings that simmering intensity up to a full on boil.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: The Basement

Subject: What else? Cahoots

Good point Dave Hopkins about some of the songs that ended up on the official Basement Tapes. Another song that I feel fits that mold and is also a lot of fun is 'Knockin' Lost John' from Islands. I don't know when that song originated, but it kind of has that Basement feel. It seems like it's older than the Islands era. It's got one of my favorite Robbie vocals, and some fun accordion from brother Garth.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: ROBBIE & others.

Hi Guys: Got this from Facebook.:

New album nearing completion...From Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson October 20 at 1:35pm Report Things are looking like Robbie's new album should be finished in late November. That would mean a spring release for next year. If you would be so kind as to "share" this page with as many friends as possible or that you think would be interested in this news we would greatly appreciate it. Special guests on the record include Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood. All the best.

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So now I'm doing just that, sharing.

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Thanks SEBASTIAN for all the answers to our posters. Nice of you to take the time.

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NORM: Hi, kiddo, now take it easy for awhile. Don't go working yourself to death.

You sure do bring back memories. I have Wilf Carters' CD, and all his hits are on it. "Loveknot" & "Strawberry Roan" are faves of mine. He sure could yodel.

Old? You? No way. As my girls tell me, "Mother, you will never grow old".[don't I wish?] As long as we think young, we'll never get old. Old in body, but not in mind.Funny joke.That's what's missing here. HUMOR!!!

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DUNC/ ROGER: I agree, no bad BAND albums. Maybe some of the songs are not up to par, but it is still easy listening. "Cahoots" has some goodies. My faves are: "Masterpiece", "Life Is a Carnival", "Bessie Smith",and "River Hymn".

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JT FAN: You are sooo right. ROBBIE does need to promote his new album. How else do you sell them if you don't. Paul Shaffer from the "David Letterman Show" would be a good start. Would like to see him in Toronto on "E!Talk". A great Canadian show hosted by Ben Mulroney.

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Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxo



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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

Sometimes I wish that half the songs on Cahoots had been replaced with the Band songs that came out on the Basement Tapes. I know, most of the early material is simplistic, both musically and lyrically, compared to the later songs, and the group undoubtedly considered them old news, but I'll take Orange Juice Blues, Ain't No More Cane, Ruben Remus, and Katie's Been Gone over Where Do We Go From Here, The Moon Struck One, Shootout in Chinatown, and The River Hymn any time. There's a fresh, spontaneous, occasionally playful vibe to the BT tracks--and to much of the first three albums, for that matter--that Cahoots, with its overwhelming ominousness, lacks almost completely (aside from Carnival and 4% Pantomime).

To me, the failures on Cahoots are valuable insofar as they help me to determine what it is that I like so much about most of the rest of the Band's work. (Well, except for Islands, but that's another post entirely!) Though the dominant themes of nostalgia, history, etc. are held in common with most of the Band's other albums, they are rendered literally and inelegantly on Cahoots, as opposed to allusively, metaphorically, and gracefully on other albums. It also may illuminate the difference between art that's made under the influence of genuine creative inspiration and art that's cranked out to order. The number of painfully forced rhymes on Cahoots alone (e.g. "one more victim of fate / Like California state" or "The ladies would put the baskets on the table / ... / The children would listen to a fable") must equal the sum total in the rest of the Robertson catalog combined.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: Stevie Ray Farm

Steve, let me get this straight. When I went along with what YOU thought of the BARK album and went out and bought it, that was all peachy-keen. But when I avoided Islands and Cahoots based on the general consensus surrounding them, that's not at all peachy keen according to you. You sure know how to take the "oxy" out of oxymoron(,) Steve. But I actually totally agreed with one part of your last post - the first three words of your second last sentence. NB


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Posted by:

Dunc

Subject: Roger, Pat B, Westcoaster, Everybody

I agree with Roger. No bad Band album.

Pat B:Really enjoyed your post relating to Garth.

Westcoaster:Enjoyed your recount.

I was in Amsterdam for the October week. A really good selection of Band material in the CD shop there. I bought Rick and Richard live at O'Tooles - really enjoying it.

Visited Leiden for the day and I bought Endless Highway in a great CD shop.You know get a coffee and listen to a CD. The young lad in the shop enthused about the version of 'It Makes No Difference' and vouched for its greatness by saying his friend, who was the greatest Band fan in the world, thought it was brilliant. (I love when a young guy says this). I said a lot of people think they are the greatest Band fan in the world.

He or she might post in this GB.


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Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: The Last Waltz Celebration

Just got this, and finished viewing it for the first time. There is about 4 hours of video. I have "The Lost Waltz" which uses all B&W probably from a monitor camera. This one uses the same footage but cuts in all the "color" from the actual picture. It is really well done. I was amazed to see that verses were cut out of actual performances. On "Such a night" there is a full middle section that was not in the movie. There are a lot of other examples too. You can tell because it jumps from color to b&w and back to color again. It runs in "real time". When there was an intermission, it was filled with photos etc to keep it running to actual time. Each section shows the start time i.e. 24:21. The audio is very good. Excellent fidelity. You really get the "whole concert"


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Posted by:

Katie

Subject: Cahoots

Cahoots a bad album, I beg to differ with most of you on that one. Listen to Life Is A Carnival, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Last Of The Blacksmiths, Where Do We Go From Here, 4% Pantomime, The Moon Struck One, Thinkin' Out Loud, Smoke Signal and The River Hymn and tell me you don't feel the magic! The singing and playing on this album are glorious and the overall vibe is cool.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Musings

As I get up early always, and lay by the fire down in the family room reading, I had to put down my book and go and get a shower and get woked up.

As I came back in my music room behind the family room, I glanced at my computer. I use my picture show as a screen saver. There was a picture of "The Band" that hasn't seem to come up in a long while. I down loaded it some time ago. It is a beautiful picture in colour, on a big stage. Great colour with the band well laid out with lights shining directly down showing mostly red and yellow. I never did get where it was taken. maybe some one knows which one I'm referring to.

Back to memoirs for a moment. Last night and this morning on the tube, is replayed the movie, "Hank Williams - The Show He Never Gave", starring Sneezy Waters. I think he did a great job in this show. It reminded me of that New Years day. I remember it like yesterday when the news came on the radio. The way my mom cried, she was the greatest of fans.

Back to Levon's music, reminds me to metion. My Dad was the greatest fan of Jimmy Rogers. For a time that Mississippi Delta blues music was all my old man would play. But as well, he and mom were great friends with Wilf Carter. So I recall "There's a Love Knot in my Lariat", and "Strawberry Roan" and such in those late forties early fifties.

Here is an excerpt from my favourite, that I still sing today.

Mississippi Delta Blues:

Way down on the levy strolling in the pale moolight,

You can see those steamboats and the fields of snowy white.

There's a feeling I can't loose, that muddy water in my shoes

When I get those Mississippi Delta Blues....and some yodelling.....



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Posted by:

Pat B

It's also interesting to note that the Carny DVD uses a video source as the master. It looks good but it is evidently not a film transfer.


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Posted by:

David P.

Thanks for the heads-up Tracy. Several online sites, however, show that it will be released next month.


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Posted by:

Tracy

Web: My link

Subject: "Carny" DVD

It HAS been released since August.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Once Upon a Time

There's nothing like a good fire......to compliment a good book. I just realized.....I'm getting old. Laying back by the fire reading Levon Helm's "This Wheels on Fire". Is much a page from my own history.........with a few variations.

In my world, Levon's cotton fields are replaced with the smell of fresh cut douglas fir and red cedar in my father's logging camp. My two older brothers and I live in a little bunk house stuck up on the beach alongside our folks house. We have no electricity, a 45 gallon drum made into a wood heater for our heat. Our big treat is to sneak out on the beach in the middle of the night at low tide and dig a bunch of clams in the moon light. A 4 pound jam can is our cook pot to steam the clams on our big wood heater. A cup of butter we swiped from mom's kitchen and some salt and it's better than MacDonalds!

Just as Levon has attested to, the big old cabinet radio with the huge battery pack is our entertainment. (But we also had a wind up grammaphone.) In 1949 the year before I started school, as I was alone with my dog, mom used to let me play that thing. 3 or 4 78 records I played over and over, my favourite was "Uncle Pen". The live parties in those days were always in the cook house for the bunk house crews. Still to this day "Cook house parties are always remembered. My Dad playing guitar, fiddles, banjos and wash tub bass.

Now Levon mentions their evening radio shows, like Amos & Andy, and the Shadow. Whether or not he got them down there, we also had "The Whistler", and for many years before it ever became a TV series, "Gunsmoke". I haven't found him mentioning it just yet, .......but the "Loiusiana Hayride" was probably my favourite over the Grand Old Uproar.

Levon's recounts of school are heart warming. We went to school on the first government run school boat in BC, in 1950. The school at the community of Surge Narrows on Reid Island. The building was new my first year. 8 grades in one room. Many times getting on and off that boat, playing "Gotya last" some one went in the drink. Many times me. At that time I think I was the youngest of that gang.

I was made, (by my older brothers and their gang) to perform a distraction duty. Where the school boat landed was old man Tipton's store. Built out on pilings over the water. Above the counter in the store was the big ball of string on a spool with the end hanging down that the old man tied up meat with. Outside was wooden crates of pop.

I'd get sent in, grab the end of the string, run out the door and down the wharf with the spool spinning like hell while old man Tipton came after me yelling "YOU LITTLE BASTARD!". The big guys pilfered the pop so we had a party on the school boat on the way home. I'm not sure how every one else feels about it,....but when you get into the lives of two people you really care about in your life, (and this has happened to me many times), and they have very bad feelings and can't get along, it is a very hurtful feeling.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Giving You The Benefit Of The Doubt On The First 3

Nb, I think you may have inadvertently revealed the approximate date of the brain donation. I'm guessing shortly after the release of Stage Fright when you seemed to give up making decisions on your own. Wise move one would think in your new, befuddled brain-free reality, but not in this case.

I can't think of any other reason why someone would get the first 3 albums by a band, a band he's still into 40 years later, but then hand over decision making on further releases on what someone else thinks of the albums. Correct me, even if I'm right, as usual


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Posted by:

Deb

Dlew, I agree with you about Gangs of New York. There's a wide range of music, from Mississippi hill country fife and drum to U2, and it all works in the context of the film.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: Well To Be Completely Frank, Roger

I kinda already knew there's not even so much as a Cahoots mini-feud going on. Truth be told, my ultimate goal was to actually start a feud about whether such a feud was actually going on or not. Thanks for the musical advice though; enough people have spoken up for those two albums of late that I think I'll grab them. Kinda always had doubts myself about there being such a thing as a bad Band album. NB.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Cahoots

In 1971 young joe j (ohmigod, I've got bumble-itis) thought 'Cahoots' a worthy successor to 'Stage Fright'. Of course he wouldn't hear the first two Band albums for a couple years yet.

It was almost certainly one of the first recordings I heard via the latest in audio technology, the cassette player. I thought it was so cool to lug my brothers' big Sony (or was it a Sanyo) down the road. The only other cassette I had at first was a Steppenwolf one that all my friends preferred to 'Cahoots'.

Thanks to Peter Stone Brown for his thoughtful and informative review of Dylan's Christmas album. I was going to post the link but I can't seem to find it. Worth searching for.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Garth guest spot

Timothy B. Schmit's new album "Expando" (Lost Highway) was released yesterday. Garth plays organ on one song, "Friday Night", which also features Van Dyke Parks on accordion.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Robbie touring/not touring for Sebastian

Sebastian, you commented recently that TLW is Robbie's last and final answer on touring, so he obviously won't be touring to support his new album. I can understand not wanting to ever do a proper tour again, but why couldn't he consider a handful of limited engagements that would be really appreciated by his fans? WHy not find a three to four thousand seat theater in L.A., Chicago, N.Y. and London (and Toronto too for the hometown fans), and do 3-4 nights at each or so? That way, you serve the hardcore fans, avoid a lot of the travel nightmares and life on the road issues, and you also create material for a live DVD and album?


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: HUH?

DULL??


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Posted by:

Badhful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: Thanks, Sebastion

I appreciate your rapid response. You are aware, I'd think, of the affection many here have for Between Trains and the desire for it to become available. I also always have thought that the KOC soundtrack is overall a decent one and used to play it on the old turntable now&again, back in the day. I've said it before here and on other guestbooks, but I've never understood why they passed on rereleasing it in conjunction with the DVD afew years back. I love that version of Wonderful Remark and I've always thought the lyrics are timeless, and fit from generation to generation....Carny would obviously be even more of a cult item, and I'd think Jodie Foster or even Gary Busey fans might have lobbied for its release. At any rate,seeing the title of that doc I recently watched on the program guide recently briefly raised my hopes and ultimately re - piqued my desire to see the movie again. I'd think your father would welcome the release of any of these, especially KOC as it woud have to generate at least a little royalty income. Anyway, thanks again......


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Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Is there such a thing as a poor Band album?

Answer: No.

Northern Boy - there's not even a mini-feud going on. Even a poor Band album is going to be better than most others in the pile. I bought Cahoots on release. It was clearly not up to the standard of the first three albums but there are classic songs on it. When I Paint My Masterpiece (I hadn't heard any other version by 1971), River Hymn, 4% Pantomime, Life is a Carnival and Shoot Out In Chinatown all work for me. They seemed outstanding at the time - and still more or less do. As to Islands - rush out and buy it at once. On both albums Garth's 'honey boy' production shines. There are some great tracks on Islands. Fewer than I'd have liked - but they're there. 'Right As Rain', Christmas Must Be Tonight and Georgia On My Mind are more than worth the price of admission for me. Again - even a minor Band album is outstanding. Except for High on the Hog of course.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Rod

Your point tat the cahoots songs would have sounded better had they been played is yet more confirmation of a general rule of rock and roll - the early albums of bands tend (note TEND - there are a million exceptions - Gracelands, for example) to be better, becuase the songs have been worked through properly... later albums tend towards unfinished or at least weaker arrangements... until the tour...


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Cahoots

I haven't listened to Cahoots for a while. When I got the remastered CD I remember thinking how good some of the arrangements were - even in the "minor" songs. As Peter(?) said the sum of the parts doesn't add up to make a great record. The irony is that by all accounts The Band turned in some of their best live shows around this period. Certainly the RAH version of Smoke Signal is superior to the original and maybe the album would have benefited from the songs being played for a while befiore recording them.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: while we're on soundtracks ...

who likes gangs of ny? I think that it's content would fit on a soundtracks collection ...


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Robbie at the movies …

I can’t imagine there’d be a major incentive just to release Carny or King of Comedy OSTs, but they did finally release Raging Bull after many, many years. King of Comedy is the more obviously attractive package to a record label, because you get sales to completists fans of different artists on it. But really there are only four or five Robbie tracks on Carny and they’re short. We mentioned this before, and it’s an often repeated theme here, but there’s a very good “At the Movies” compilation hovering out there, rounding up lots of the soundtrack bits that aren’t available elsewhere (including all of Carny Side A … Side B is by Alex North), but enhanced if you add pre-existing album tracks that were used in movies. There are enough very strong tracks to make it attractive (admitting that some incidental music is well, incidental). Between Trains, Crazy Love, The Fat Man, Christmas Must Be Tonight, Shine A light, Out of The Blue, Amazing Grace, Let The Good Times Roll, Carry Me, Slo Burn, The Main Title Theme from Color of Money … then Wonderful Remark is so transformed in the version produced by Robbie from Van Morrison's earlier version that it’s reasonable to add it, but good luck in licensing anything with Van on it.

I have Carny on VHS, but as the years go by and screens get bigger, VHS looks progressively worse. I’d buy a DVD straight away. I have King of Comedy too, but while I’d buy the soundtrack, I wouldn’t bother with the movie. I’ve seen it around three times and that’s about enough.


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Posted by:

Sebastian

Subject: Carny & KOC

Whether or not these soundtracks are re-released really has nothing to do with Rob. It's up to the record labels that own the masters. However some of the tracks might find their way onto future RR B sides or box sets... Hope that helps.


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: Sebastion, are you still out there?

If so, I know it's late in the game but I beg another question which I don't think was asked by anyone. A couple weeks ago I was exited to see that Carny was being shown on Sundance but then found out that it was a doc made a couple years back. I DVR'd it and we watched it, and it was actually all right, but of course it made me wonder if the movie or soundtrack have a chance of being re-released, ever? I saw Carny away back when,around 80 or 81 on the SU campus then again, also a long time ago, on commercial TV a couple times. I also own the soundtrack on vinyl, purchased still sealed for a dollar, maybe 10 years back. If you'll add this to the list of questions it can be paired with my similair King of Comedy question......


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Posted by:

Nothern Boy

Subject: Let Me Settle This Here Cahoots Feud (aka The Smaller The Stakes, The Greater The In-Fighting)

Hey, everyone knows I'm the most neutral poster here. Why if I were any more neutral, hell, I'd be Switzeraland and be finding myself constantly relegated to the B Pool at the World Hockey Championship. Mind you, calling myself neutral in musical matters is really just a youfeminism for saying that I'm blessed with so astoundingly little knowledge of music, that absolutely no one wants me lining up on their side of a squabble, fracas, rumble in the alley, or even your everyday domestic dispute.

Anyway, getting to the point before you correctly realize there isn't actually one here, I personally don't currently own a copy of Cahoots and furthermore, never have. Never bothered to get a copy due to its bad rep. Ditto for Islands. But I'd be more than willing to make the expenditure, give the thing some serious listens on my rather high-end equipment (not joking) and then render my official verdict from on high - just so's to be able to resolve this whole feud dealy between David P. McCoy and Peter V. Hatfield.

Furthermore, to the winner go the spoils, the prize being - personally adding anti-freeze to Steve's blue POWERADE beverage ! Or the winner could opt out and simply put a doughnut in Steve's tea in order to feel more "Band - connected", but I seriously recommend this anti-freeze in the Powerade option, so that we can all come out of this regrettable mess with something positive. NB

PS. Not my best post ever, granted, (more of a Cahoots than a Brown Album) but still with occasional tasty bits.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Caution: Potentially "Dull" Post Alert

Hey now! Bill M. agrees with me re: Cahoots. That doesn’t happen every other day. Thanks Bill!

Steve, I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to fawn over Cahoots. The thing that prompted me to post the other day was that poor Ari seemed despondent over the thrashing that Cahoots gets from time to time. I was just trying to calm him down…..get him off the ledge. There’s certainly room for critical analysis, and there’s no rule that says everyone has to unconditionally love EVERY single song that The Band ever recorded. The point that I mainly wanted to make is that our enjoyment of anything…music, food, art etc. shouldn’t be based on what others like or dislike. Ari’s enjoyment of the album shouldn’t be diminished in any way just because others have a different opinion.

That being said, I have to disagree with you on one point. The “Snake Song” AKA ‘The Moon Struck One’ is not as bad as you make it out to be. You may not like it now, "but you'll learn to love it later." The only real clunkers on the album are ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, ‘Smoke Signal’ and ‘Volcano’. Take those three tracks off, and you’ve got yourself a nice little album.

I’m just saying that: “The whole congregation was standing on the banks of the river”………and that’s not a bad place to be.

Anyway, my three favorite Band recordings at the moment are ‘Katie’s Been Gone’ ‘Bessie Smith’ and ‘If I Lose’.


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Posted by:

David P.

Charlie: Neil Young actually recorded "Harvest" in 1971, but it was released in February 1972.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: 1971

David: I think both "Harvest" and "Tupelo Honey" rank among my top 20 all-time favorite albums. Thanks for pointing out they were released in 1971. That was also the year I first saw The Band in concert (the same week I graduated from high school).


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: It's Gotta Be Fun.........or F---IT!

I just got home from several days at sea.....to find...the literature. Thanks Steve. I'll enjoy a couple of nights by the fire with that.

First of all....BILL! ....have you seen any strange flying objects lately??? I just came back from Rivers Inlet. Hauling back my barge loaded with the support equipment for CANADIAN AIR-CRANE, the giant helicopters that log up there.

My oldest brother Howie who lives up there still, was helping me load my barge with all these big trucks and tankers. He says, "Hey, Norm did you hear about the two guys that got stuck up the lake there in bad weather last week. They got pretty bored, needed a drink so Bill says to Bob, y'know I hear that Jet-B heli fuel packs quite a kick. Bob says hell.....I'm gonna try it. Well they got to sippin' on QUITE a bit of this stuff.......next morning Bill wakes up.....thinks for a minute and realizes. DAMN I feel great....no hang over. He gets lookin' for Bob. Suddenlt his sat phone starts ringin'. He says HELLO, Bob says, how you feeling?? Bill says great! Bob says did you fart yet........Bill says NO!....Bob says well DON'T.....I'm in Thunder Bay!

I don't know about some of that music of the guys from those albums. It don't seem like fun, and I don't think it's wrong to be a great fan, and still say I'm not getting much out of this one or that one. There is much of it here and there that I can appreciate, and some not so much, and certainly not in the vein of Rock & Roll.

I expect that all of our definitions of what realy is Rock & Roll will differ considerably.

For me ....real true rock & roll is what is displayed in the concert & film that Bill Wyman got together with all those guys. Paul Rogers, Charlie Watts, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Chris Rea, Geraint Watkins, Kenny Jones, Henry Spinetti and all those other guys.

To feel the groove of .....like "Chicken Shack Boogie" or when Chris Rea sings, "Baby Please Don't Go", or Paul Rogers job on "These Arms of Mine". I think those guys hit a high in real Rock & Roll that isn't very often equaled. I've been watching those videos quite a lot lately on Youtube. the video is pretty hoaky now, still the sound is good and those guys really hit a groove together, just having fun. Even watching the dancers is great, but it's great music.

Just as the Band did in those early years. Pretty hard to sustain much of the time tho'.


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Posted by:

Sebastian

Subject: touring

Haven't you seen The Last Waltz? Rob retired from touring :)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: "Uncut" article on Levon / "Stones I Throw" / Ian Tyson

That was a pretty good article on Levon in the Oct issue of "Uncut", eh? (Barney Hoskyns took the trouble to point out in the very first paragraph that the Woodstock festival wasn't really at Woodstock. I suspect that if Washington had been mentioned he would have added that it is the capital of the USofA.) And then, wandering through the other pages of the magazine, I found mention of a new Ace comp. of "Rock Icons Before They Were Famous". A quick trip to a local record story yielded a copy. This one includes our guys' majestic "The Stones I Throw" AND an early Warren Zevon cut (making it a red-letter day for our webmaster) AND a Mynah Birds cut AND a Beefeaters cut (who sings with that awful voice - Crosby?) AND an Int'l Sub Band cut, and the Rising Sons' "Candy Man" (one of the finest pop-rock 45s of all time) ....

It took visits to a number of other stores to find a copy of Ian Tyson's new one, whose stunning and beautiful title track, "From Yellowhead to Yellowstone", nearly drove us off the road when CBC radio played in Friday morning. It's from the PoV of a wolf, and as a friend of my wife regularly walks captive wolves in England we just had to buy and mail her a copy.


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Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Wonderful news, Sebastian! Can you tell us whether your father will tour in support of the new album?


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Posted by:

Steve

Todd, I included myself in the Royal We when I said slicing up Cahoots just because I'm here, I think. I actually like Cahoots, a lot. I look at it as a collection of some very entertaining songs. Great vocals and instrumentation, funky in places ta boot, and I love funk. Life is a Carnival is about as funky as The Band ever got. Shoot out in Chinatown, great harmonies. Masterpiece, Levon's vocal and mandolin, Rick's bass and Garth's accordion and Richard's slightly wonky drumming make it a comfortable, sink into the lounge chair masterpiece.

I like them all except the fucking snake song.

When I have a couple of minutes I'll put up my "Snake Album," AKA Venomously Bad Band Cuts.


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Posted by:

Sebastian

Subject: Cahoots

Always had a bit of a thing for The Last Of The Blacksmiths myself. However I think the disintegration of The Band is pretty evident on this album. Seems like the title of this album could be considered somewhat ironic...


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Posted by:

Sebastian

Subject: new album nearing completion...

The answers to all of your questions will be coming soon. Thanks for your patience.

Rob will be wrapping up the recording of his new record in late November. Look for a spring 2010 release...


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: After The Flood

Putting things in historical perspective, after four studio albums in four successive years, The Band spent the next four years without releasing an album of new material. In the interim, "Moondog Matinee" and "Rock of Ages" proved that the group could still shine as a performing ensemble.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I agree with sadavid - and also with Ray and with Todd. "Cahoots" is a good album, and a better album in hindsight than it seemed at the time. I play it less than Big Brown but more than Big Pink - not so much because I think it's a better album, but maybe because it's a bit more challenging in some respects. I still find the sound brittle, and if you're brittle on vinyl you're bound to be brittle on CD, but that's my only complaint. Plus, and this is something I've said before, it provides a decent entree into Jack Bruce's brilliant "Songs for a Tailor".


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Web: My link

Subject: Speaking of Garth

Check out the blurb about Timothy B. Schmidt's new release.


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Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Barney Hoskyns:

"What Helm hadn’t reckoned on was Robbie Robertson hitting a nasty patch of writers’ block, not to mention their bandmate Richard Manuel drying up completely. "It was frustrating, a horrible feeling," Robertson remembered. "I just didn’t have the spirit to write. A lot of the songs were half-finished ideas." Manuel, meanwhile, was fast becoming a chronic alcoholic.

More than ever, Robertson was having to hold The Band together and keep it on course. "I saw that Robbie became the leader because nobody else wanted to be the leader," said Bill Graham, who’d promoted their first live shows as The Band; "Levon had been the leader, but he wasn’t enough of a decision-maker." Road manager Jonathan Taplin noted that having to write almost all the songs "put a lot more pressure" on Robbie.

"I can’t emphasize how much success had changed everything," Rick Danko told Stephen Davis. "We were outrageous in our behavior, and it was impossible to get people in one place at one time. And when we did, it was hard to work because when we looked at one another and saw how wrecked we were, it was hard not to crack up."

Given all that, it’s a wonder that there was so much good music on Cahoots."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Put it another way. For those who subscribe to the "auteur" theory, when the auteur is off-form, however skilled the interpreters and arrangers are, the end result doesn't make it.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: 1971 (cont.)

Following the release of "New Morning" in late 1970, Dylan stayed busy in 1971 recording material that would surface on various releases.

He recorded versions of Only A Hobo, You Ain't Going Nowhere, Crach On The Levee and I Shall Be Released with Happy Traum. He also recorded Wallflower and George Jackson, along with When I Paint My Masterpiece and Watching The River Flow (with Leon Russell & friends).

Most notably, he made a surpirse appearance at George Harrison's Concert For Bangladesh, where Eric Clapton, in the throes of addiction, also made a shaky appearance.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: 1971

Charlie: An interesting comparison would be with that of some of TLW guests. With "Blue" and "Tupelo Honey", Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison respectively put out some of their strongest work. Neil Young was busy recording what would become "Harvest" in Nashville. Coming off the heels of "Layla", Eric Clapton & the Dominos were falling apart, in both the literal & figurative sense. Their collaborative partner, Duane Allman, had been killed in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971. Meanwhile, Paul Butterfield's band had broken up and he moved back to Woodstock, where he would form the Better Days band a year later.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

The Cahoots discussions rears its head about once a year. It makes for an interesting debate. For me, Life is a Carnival is the one song that sounds like it was written prior to the majority of the rest of the album; as if it were written or coming to form long before the meat of these sessions took place but wasn't created in time for Stage Fright. It doesn't even sound like it belongs on that album but could easily be on Brown or Stage Fright.

from the notes in the remaster, Cahoots seemed like it became RR's affair as the rest were mailing it in; stuck in a haze of drugs and excess. It's possible that RR had drained that well of style in the first three records and if the 'group' wasn't going to be willing participants in the process, then he was going to go experimenting in his songwriting craft. It's evident that the songs are no longer "Americana" in their feel. The folksy feel is gone, save LIAC and WIPMM and he turns to writing stories that he sourrounds with more soundtrack qualities to them than 'song' qualitites. The arrangements are more layered, complicated and sweeping but without the success. But hey that's fine - when you expand in your craft, your bound to take some steps back before moving forward - which becomes evident in his later work which I find fuses both a 'popish' styling with that soundtrackesque quality to it and to great effect in most cases.

I try listening to Cahoots when this discussion comes up and will have to again, but in the end, it generally has reaffirmed my position that the album is weak - 1 and a half stars, maybe 2 out of 5 for me.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Back when the remastered version of "Cahoots" came out a few years ago I posted a message here saying the album sounded even better than the vinyl version, and there are some great moments. Compared to most records released by other artists that year, I'd say it holds up better than I expected. It does sound more like "product" than the first three records, but what doesn't?

There's a great 1995 clip of Marty Stuart and the Staple Singers up on YouTube right now, performing "The Weight." Marty plays the legendary Parsons-White "B-bender" prototype Telecaster, so it sounds like the late, great Clarence White is onstage with that all-star ensemble. The quality is great and makes me understand why so many people spend so much time on YouTube (though I just read a site called YouPorn is coming on strong).


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Maybe topics such as "worst album" are being suggested b/c the posts here, once again, are getting very dull.

But then again, if you don't like it here, maybe you should hang out somewhere else.

J.F.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Cahoots

"cahoots [slang] partnership; league: chiefly in phrase 'in cahoots (with)', in league (with): usually applied to questionable dealing or to conspiracy"
--Webster's New World College Dictionary (Fourth Edition)

Another way of viewing "Cahoots", for those who subscribe to the Robbie as auteur theory, is that the rest of the group did an admirable job with what they had to work with (with the exception of the first two cuts and "4% Pantomine", which had additional songwriter credit).


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Steve, you can slice up Cahoots all you want, but that's the easy way out. It takes more courage to stick up for the underdog. The simple fact remains that 'Life Is Carnival' alone elevates Cahoots to greatness. Toss in a few others, and you have the makings of a very respectable album. There's really only a few clunkers on it. I'll leave it up to you to decide which ones.

Peter, Jefferson Airplane may have had a sense of humor, but they'd fare much worse than The Band in my simple play/skip test. Surrealistic Pillow is considered a great album, but there are only a few songs that I tend to play. Granted, 'White Rabbit' and 'Somebody To Love' are ledgendary, but I'd take Cahoots any day of the week. They had a "sound" and some influence, but I'd only count Jorma, and maybe Jack as being worthy to stand on the same stage as The Band. Grace had a few good years. Ultimately I'd say that Jefferson Airplane were overrated.

I'll leave Michael Jackson out of any comparisons with the Band.....but I'll say that Quincy Jones was a Bad Ass, and that Michael was a good dancer and child prodigy.....but not Cahoots worthy.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Ray

I suspect you're correct...


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Posted by:

Peter V

Jefferson Airplane's first Greatest Hits set was called "The Worst of Jefferson Airplane." But they were a band with a sense of humour. Michael Jackson's follow up to Thriller was called BAD. I thought that too self-critical. "Not As Good" would have been a fair title. I always thought Michael a little too wimpy for the other meaning of BAD.


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Posted by:

Steve

David, have you hired that guy who helped Levon write the Band Bible to help you polish up your posts a little? Flowery, baby, flowery!

Todd, I realized I was asking you to take a walk on the wild side but " The Worst Of The Band" album comes to mind every time we do a Best Of The Band album so I thought I'd just throw it out there while we were slicing up Cahoots.


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Posted by:

Ray

If a new or recent band put out Cahoots today or even something that came close to it... they'd be hailed as the 2nd coming.


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Posted by:

Katie

Subject: The Band At Woodstock

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of The Band At Woodstock(2004) bootleg?


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: The banks of the river

Subject: We are gathered here to give a little thanks...

Steve, I thought it would be obvious from my post that I was focusing on songs that I LIKE to listen to. Why on earth would I spend time try to find songs that I don’t like? I'm spending my time looking for the light....trying to get it right.

By the way, I’m listening to Cahoots as I type this. I love Rick’s vocal on Thinkin’ Out Loud. And Garth is playing some of the prettiest piano around.

Speaking of Garth, I hope that his fans in Norway are enjoying some of his “local” gigs over yonder. The man sure gets around!


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Posted by:

Nick

Cahoots is awesome in my opinion! I re-evaluated this when the remaster came out. Great, tight playing and singing. Smoke Signal?! Great. Shoot out in Chinatown?! Great. Whole album great. Love it.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Musical guests on Dave..

Hey guys:For those interested.....

Dave Letterman: {Repeats] Mon. Roseanne Cash; Wed. Sir Paul McCartney; Fri. Judy Collins.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxo


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Sorry - i mix up my remaster and remix.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

I don't think I was missing the point but listening to instrumentation in bad songs doesn't make my listening that much more enjoyable. Garth proabably does play great organ parts but is a great organ part in a crummy song really great? Maybe my ear isn't as fine tuned to 'listening' as it should be. The one way I have enjoyed listening to parts of a song are when you can literally seperate the different instrumentation from the track - as it is presented in the the Band Brown Album DVD. For me anyway, I find it hard to listen to a single instrument when its in the mix of the others - hence a crappy song is a crappy song despite a wonderful subtlety that may lie within. If you ahve that capability and have trained yourself for listening to records that way, then you are much more of an aficianado at 'listening' to music than I. But there are many things in this world where a carefully trained eye, ear, smell go a long way in being able to differentiate the subtlties of many a thing, like wine for example or as a friend of mine is a certified coffee smeller (not an official title but my interpretation as I can't recall the actual title). She can smell all kinds of nuances in coffee where I can smell maybe 3 different things.


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Posted by:

David P.

Brien: Just to clarify, the new MoFi reissue is not remixed (from the original 16-track studio work tapes), but rather a complete new remastering (analog-to-digital conversion) sourced from the original 2-track stereo (mixdown) master tape. This new version, in my opinion, is far superior to previous CD versions, allowing one to hear, with more clarity & detail, exactly what each member of the group contributed to the material they had to work with. It is through this new SACD treatment that has enabled me to listen to the album in a new light, so to speak. The previously released SACD version of "Music From Big Pink" from MoFi also blows away all other versions, in my opinion. Similiar MoFi versions of "Rock of Ages" and "Northern Lights - Southern Cross" are scheduled to be released in the near future, as I've mentioned before.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Although David P hardly needs support from me, I think his point is being missed. Whether you like Cahoots or not, hearing a more detailed recording of it makes you appreciate the actual art of the performances. For instance, the two songs that tend to get slagged here--WDWGFH and MSO--both have incredible organ/keyboard work from Garth. I recall writing out Garth's work through all of WDWGFH and just being flabbergasted by the deep musicality. At the time I thought what a blessing it would be if I pulled something like that off just once in my life.

Around the same time, when the great Robbie Fulks was asked to perform in a Band tribute, that's the song he chose.

In regards to MSO, there must be something to the simple fact that Garth is including a remake of the song as a part of his Band tribute.


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Posted by:

Steve

Todd, why not put together a " Worst Of Album" of the Band's music. We've done the " Best Of" many times and this album might shake things up a bit in the GB. The Snake song is understood to be on the album, actually it could be named "The Snake Album" AKA Venomously Bad.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Cahoots has two songs worth listening - the rest are forgettable in my opinion. New mixes might be nice but I'll venture to guess you need a pretty good system to appreciate whatever nuances the new mixes have been able to bring to light. When I purchased all the remasters, I was not able to really hear 'that' much of a difference but my systems are for playing not 'listening'. The only system I had for listening to music was stolen a long time ago. I never replaced it and by the time I had money to replace it, 'listening' to music didn't and hasn't had the same appeal to me.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Play vs. Skip

There are many different ways to review music. One method is to focus on the bad tracks; another is to focus on the good. Either method is acceptable and at the end of the day the result is the same. People either like it or not. It’s possible to completely dissect albums, songs and analyze lyrics & song structures etc. But, especially for Rock & Roll, the ultimate test for me is “Play” or “Skip”. This was harder to do in the LP days, but CD’s & iPods make the exercise very easy. Please note that I quite often play the albums all the way through, but as a method for making an objective judgement about an admittedly subjective decision I find the following method has some validity.

Here is a quick tally of the number of tracks on The Band albums that I would almost always choose to play vs. skip. As this is a subjective call, it could vary from day to day. Some days we’re in different moods and have different appetites. Ultimately, I think it’s a good way to come up with a percentage of “good” songs.

The Band: 12 out of 12 = 100%
Rock of Ages: 14 out of 17 = 82%
Moondog Matinee: 7 out of 10 = 70%
Music From Big Pink: 7 out of 11 = 64%
Stagefright: 6 out of 10 = 60%
Islands: 6 out of 10 = 60%
Cahoots: 5 out of 11 = 45%
Northern Lights Southern Cross: 3 out of 8 = 38%

In fairness, Rock of Ages and Moondog Matinee should probably be excluded from the list. Rock of Ages has an unfair advantage, as the tracks are cherry picked from the best of their studio albums up until that point, and Moondog Matinee is essentially a covers album.

This ranking obviously should not be considered the only way to evaluate an album. For example, I still think that the best of NLSC is better than the best of Islands. It’s just that I find myself skipping more tracks on NLSC. Additionally, if I could only choose three Band albums to keep for the rest of my life, it would without a doubt be Brown, Pink, and Stagefright in that order regardless of the above percentages.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: A smoke signal shifting in the breeze...

Yes it's a given that "Cahoots" failed to surpass or even come close to the level of the previous three albums. The magic in the group's chemistry was fading; Robbie was hitting a wall in songwriting and Richard's writing had dried up. Despite a few bugs with the equipment to iron out, they did have a new studio close by with 16-track capability, and Garth in particular had more room to shine.

The point of my previous comments was that the new SACD version of the album has brought out the stronger attributes in the recordings to the forefront for me like never before. My review is of the new Mobile Fidelity sonic presentation of the album, rather than of the work dismissively as a whole.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Subject: Correction: my post Sun Oct 18 21:53:43

Correction regarding Rick Danko's Facebook page: Carol Caffin maintains this page -- it has a great following and I'd post the link except I'm at work and can't get to Facebook from here. Thanks Carol!

8-)

J.F.


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Posted by:

Steve

Peter, OK, that's four tenth's of a pound of Cahoots. Do you want fries with that?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Negative light

Put me down for a copy of Stage Fright, but I bet they don’t get the original packaging perfect. I touch upon my feelings on Cahoots in the article on the site, but the deep disappointment, shock even, in 1971 is still with me. There are only a few bits of 1971 I can picture with total clarity, and buying Cahoots is one of them. I can remember buying it at the record store in the corner of an arcade in Bournemouth the day of release, at 4.15 after I finished teaching at 3.50. I’d pre-ordered it and dashed straight to the shop. I remember getting on the double decker bus and sitting upstairs and that it was pouring with rain, so I waited to open it until I was on board. I tried hard to like the cover and examined it in minute detail all the way home. It’s an awful cover picture. That’s taken me 38 years to admit.

Playing it for the first time was a major event, and I played it through three times in a row waiting for it to hit me with the magic of the previous three. It didn’t. Then I tried the next day and every day for two weeks. It took me ages to admit to myself that, on the whole, the material is poor. Look at the reviews I quoted in the article. They’re consistent. Two decent tracks was the going rate for most albums in 1971, and Cahoots certainly has two excellent tracks, maybe three. It has five worth listening to, which by the standard of the era was fair value for money. It was just that I liked every track on all three previous albums. Where Do We Go From Here is worse than The Moon Struck One. I just tried it. Cahoots is where it fell apart. You’ll notice that the members of The Band seem to think it’s a pretty rough record too.

I'd love to be persuaded otherwise. But Greil Marcus's "a banal didactic mess" comment is justifiable.


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Posted by:

David P.

I know it may seem to be a novel idea to some to discuss The Band's music in a positive light here. It may seem even more unusual to mention the recent excellent Band remasters from two audiophile labels, which, like the new Beatles reissues, open up a deeper level of enjoyment for the music.

Capitol will be releasing 180 gram LP reissues of "Stage Fright" and "Cahoots" next month.


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Posted by:

Steve

Peter, I think you'd have to agree that David's last post was better written than the lyrics on most of Cahoot's songs. I'm thinking of trying to write some music to sing that post to. David, we'll discus the credits at a later date.

At least David and his partner in crime, Peter Pierre Stone, have moved on from that ugly Dylan drummer-shooting cover up.


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Posted by:

Jack

Web: My link

Subject: The Man Behind The Drums

The new Robert Earl Keen album has a song about Levon on it called The Man Behind The Drums. Check the above link to stream the album.


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Posted by:

Jack

Web: My link

Subject: The Man Behind The Drums

Been listening to Robert Earle Keen who has a new song about Levon on his latest album called The Man Behind The Drums. above link.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I see. Would it be a fair summary to say you like Cahoots, then?


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Got my MoFi workin'

In my previous post I was reviewing the new MoFi hybrid-SACD reissue of "Cahoots", which brought for me a new appreciation of this often maligned album. While the standard CD redbook layer is much superior to that of the Capitol reissue, those with SACD equipment can enjoy the added depth to the sound through the higher resolution. It allowed me to hear things I haven't noticed before, opening new vistas to the music. Thus I'm rediscovering "Cahoots" in a new light, not as a lost masterpiece, but rather as a rhapsody of the group, as a whole, to progress musically to overcome the fading magic that brought them together initially as an ensemble. We all have different perspectives, but I urge you to listen to "Cahoots" anew, after this long passage of time since its release, and judge for yourself. In this era of the Aughties, where music has become just another commodity to download, it's refreshing to journey back to the music of the past, in search of signposts, along the dusty grooves in the road of what might have been.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Jan: I love the jewelry. Is that really a necklace in the shape of Garth's beard? Amazing.

One more thing I forgot to say about the Chris Hillman lecture was the impression of integrity and class he carries with him. Having just listened to the audio version of "High on Arrival" by Mackenzie Phillips, I'd say it is a remarkable accomplishment for Mr. Hillman to maintain those qualities in the Los Angeles atmosphere and era that produced the crazed careers of John Phillips, David Crosby, Jim Morrison and a guy named Manson. Of course, Chris Hillman's roots as a poor kid from rural San Diego County gave him a different background from any of those guys. So it's not a big leap from his teen years playing bluegrass and watching singing cowboys on TV to his adult self, singing in a Greek Orthodox church choir (what did he say, Jan, he adds the "hillbilly tenor" to the mix?) while making bluegrass music with his friends.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Web: My link

Subject: Jewelry -- The Band

I was checking my Facebook page before I go back to my chores and this is from Rick's FB page. I believe his niece keeps the page -- this is really fun . . . see link above.

J.F.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Oh, and now the Chris Hillman talk fits nicely into what is being discussed about melodies/lyrics. Someone asked him who he listened to -- as in "new" music. He was really at a loss, but finally said Brad Paisley is good. Later, he expanded on that answer to say that the music today lacks melodies -- that should come first and then the lyrics. He is taking guitar lessons from a guy who played in the Tommy Dorsey & Doc Severinsen bands. He said the guy is teaching him a lot about melodies -- the old standards are the best.

I loved it when a kid, about 10 or 11 years old, asked him since he played in the Whiskey in LA, did he ever meet The Doors. He was very gracious with his answer. Said, yes, and they were nice guys.

J.F.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Chris Hillman at the Library of Congress

Jan: I posted a message on the Chris Hillman site, but--since you asked--I will mention the wonderful Library of Congress lecture and Q&A session by the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Friday. Mr. Hillman's talk about his life and music was remarkably articulate, presenting music within the context of historic events, coming back several times to the cycle of nature and the metaphor of flowers blooming and dying (no wonder since he considers "Turn, Turn, Turn" the signature song by The Byrds).

Mr. Hillman's talk filled in many gaps in my own knowledge about his career, which I've followed from the start. His narrative also gave me new appreciation of his work with the Desert Rose Band, the hit-making country ensemble with which he said he finally found his "voice". After The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and solo work, that was quite a journey to get there. He quipped about how shy he was in the early days with The Byrds, doing an imitation of John Lennon's question when the two bands first met in London in 1965, "does the bass player talk?" To those of us lucky enough to be at the Library of Congress on Friday, we know the answer: Yes, and amazingly well. We also know he picked up stellar skills as a guitarist, mandolinist, singer and songwriter over the decades. I hope the Library of Congress will invite more musicians to speak in the future. Levon would be a great draw for such an event--though the size of the crowd for Mr. Hillman makes me think they'd need a bigger room.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Where Do We Go From Here?

Just click on discography and read the lyrics. They make Mike Love, that master of inanity, seem like Thomas Pynchon in comparison. He never wrote anything that crass.


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Posted by:

Peter V

And When I Paint My Masterpiece is a fine Dylan song. But the rest just isn't good.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Cahoots

There is one over-riding basic issue with Cahoots … most of the songs are crap, both lyrically and melodically. OK these guys could arrange and play crap beautifully, but they're largely crap. I exclude Life is A Carnival and Shoot Out in Chinatown. The lyrics are abysmal on most of it. The melodies are dull. No, don't quote my earlier kinder comments. These are my harsh reality views!


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Cahoots

Don't worry Ari. Cahoots is a great album....but Pink & Brown & Stagefright are tough acts to follow. However Cahoots does have its charms and quite a few good songs/performances. Personally I'd rank it higher than Northern Lights Southern Cross.

In my opinion, Cahoots has at least 5 great songs/performances and to my ears has a much more organic sound than NLSC. Life Is A carnival, When I Paint My Masterpiece, 4% Pantomime, Thinkin' Out Loud, and The River Hymn are all favorites of mine. On NLSC, I'd only rank 3 songs as "great"...Ophelia, Acadian Driftwood, and It Makes No Difference.

Take this all with a grain of salt though...I actually like a lot of Islands....There's at least 6 or 7 songs from that that I enjoy listening to.


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Posted by:

Ari S.

This has always bothered me. Why do people incessantly rag on Cahoots. I surely don't think it fails lyrically. The only songs I have a problem with lyric wise are Shoot Out In Chinatown (even though I like it very much) and The Moon Struck One (I blame Peter for tainting the song, even though I do agree with him, the stung-bitten issue is quite annoying).


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Music news..

Hi guys. Nice day here in Kitchener. The end of our famous Octoberfest celebrations.

Here's a bit of news I came across that may be interesting to read.

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Levon Helm was introduced before his set as “a hero of American music.” The former Band member probably qualifies, if, for nothing else, returning to the stage not long after surgery to remove a benign lesion on his vocal chords. His set, more than any other on Saturday, felt like a three-dimensional version of an old episode of Austin City Limits, his 12-piece band delivering a rollicking blast of bluesy R&B, soulful rock, country blues and other iterations of roots music. Helm was clearly delighted to be back onstage, even leaving his drum kit to play mandolin and (sort of) sing on a version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “Deep Ellum Blues,” grinning like a kid and doing an odd-but-endearing rump-shaking dance during the horn break. “It’ll be a short little while and he’ll be singing his ass off,” guitarist Larry Campbell said, before introducing “Tennessee Jed” (which, he added, Helm normally”sings the crap” out of) from the Helm’s recent Dirt Farmer. No doubt.

If Helm was all unbridled joy, The Decemberists were severe and focused. As they have been doing for some time, the group played their circuitous prog-folk album The Hazards of Love from start-to-finish, coming off more as theater than rock & roll. (Check out some of their set, along with footage of Alberta Cross and Grizzly Bear below). Dated 10/4/2009.

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LONDON (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Take That, Lily Allen and Muse have been booked to perform at a concert for the charity Children in Need in London next month, organizers said.

Also lined up to sing at the Nov. 12 gig at Royal Albert Hall are Shirley Bassey, Leona Lewis, Dizzee Rascal and Snow Patrol, the BBC said. BBC radio host Chris Moyles is to serve as host of the show.

"This concert is helping to make a really special year for Children in Need," the BBC's Terry Wogan said on his radio show when he announced the star-studded roster of performers.

The concert is to be broadcast on BBC One before the main Children in Need pledge drive Nov. 20.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Where Did They Go From Here?

Listening to Mobile Fidelity's excellent new SACD reissue of "Cahoots" opens up new dimensions of appreciation for the album. While it doesn't achieve the masterpiece level of The Band's first two efforts, it certainly presented challenging rhapsodies in its approach. Viewing the album through the high resolution lens of SACD quality sound one can hear it as an extended movement, as the group attempted to answer the musical question of "Where Do We Go From Here?". Where it sometimes falters lyrically, it more often soars with emotional, exuberant vocal and instrumental passages. From the effusively enthusiastic collaboration with Allen Toussaint, through songs of regret and lost innocence of modern life, to the duet pantomine with Van Morrison, ending with the mandolin hymn where Levon is baptised in the river, as the soul is immersed in the angelic choir of Libby Titus and Garth's keyboards.


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Posted by:

Dee

Location: Wisconsin

Subject: Austin City Limits-Willie

CHARLIE Y!

Thanks so very much for the Austin City Limits with Willie.Didn't know who the daughters of my friends in El Paso were speaking of in 1974. After hearing Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain in 1975, I was hooked! The girls also told me of Austin City Limits. Many albums, concerts....and years later....Willie is - well - Willie is Willie!


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Viisikymmenvuotissyntymäpäiväonnittelut verkkosivujenylläpitäjällemme!

The subject line is in Finnish for "Happy Birthday to webmaster!" Long words, short temper.

Because Aquavit is a (unofficial) medicine against LOW blood pressure this website seems to survive even the next 50 years.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Levon Helm Band

moe. down IX

Snow Ridge Ski Resort

Turin, NY

2008-08-31

Jeremy Gordon's Photostream


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Garth again in Leopard Studio.

Leopard Studio/Jimmy Lonesome's photostream

You're welcome S.M. :-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

John Berenzi and Garth Hudson at Leopard Studio 2008.

Leopard Studio/Jimmy Lonesome's photostream


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Charlie, Are we gonna say anything about the great talk we attended Friday at the Library of Congress? Think anyone here would be interested? He did talk a little about Dylan so I guess that might be the only Band connection. I know you could review it much better than me, that's why I haven't mentioned it.

J.F.


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: ACL

Thanks for the tip Charlie. A great way to ride out the season's first snowstorm; watching Willie c1974.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Professor Brunvand hasn't done anything on rock urban legends (yet), but I see a publishing opportunity here! From Marianne Faithful to Dylan's drummer. Truth needn't come into it.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: Martin Guitars

Hi Guys: LINK: A story that was on CNN [HN] today. Thought you guitarists might enjoy reading the history of this guitar maker. Interesting

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxo


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Posted by:

jh

Subject: Urban Legends... "professor" Brunvand

Sure, Peter, blame it on the Jans and the Norwegians... Another good reason to be sceptical of so-called "professors." And I know what I'm f---ing talking about here, TRUST ME! (reaching for blood-pressure meds*)

(* aka Aquavit)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Urban legends

Jan Harald Brunvald should do something on that drummer story. He’s the guy who collected all those books of urban legends. I’d class the Dylan / Drummer story as an excellent urban legend, in that I’ve been told it several times by different people, and at the Bournemouth show with Keltner, everyone seemed to “know” it and it was being passed like Chinese Whispers round the audience. I understand that doesn’t mean it’s “true” but it’s so widespread that it is now part of the Dylan myth. As readers of Brunvald will tell you, while the Vanishing hitch-hiker or the stoned babysitter who microwaved the baby / cat / dog / herself , are not “true” they usually show some widespread inner fear or some commonly held belief. In 2002, the idea of a musician taking the piss out of Dylan’s ruined live singing voice is so eminently possible that you’d expect the story to have wings.


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Posted by:

Michael

Location: New Jersey
Web: My link

Subject: The Band Roosevelt Stadium 1973

I'm doin research on The Band at the Roosevelt Stadium on 7/31 & 8/1 1973. Does anyone know what the attendence might have been for either show. Thanks


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: Austin City Limits, the TV Show

Speaking of Austin, today marks the 35th anniversary of the taping of the pilot episode for what became the longest running music program in American television history, "Austin City Limits." The first guest was Willie Nelson and that show is available for free viewing right now on the PBS website. Here's hoping the program is around another 35 years or more.


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Posted by:

laura holt

Location: HOUSTON

Subject: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

WOW! What a show! Went to Austin 2 weekends ago to see Levon at the ACL (Austin City Limits) in Zilker Park. Since I living in Houston it's only a 2 1/2 hour drive (maybe 3 hrs at best) so of course I couldn't miss it. It was wonderful! Hello to to Donna and Diane)(Lil). I miss you gals. It's time for another trip I guess to NY so I can see you guys hopefully at one of Levon's next Rambles. Hello to Jan in Norway. Glad to see the GB is back up. It's been a LONG TIME but glad to see some of the old faces I so enjoy reading in the the good ole GB. PEACE and LOVE to ALL. And last but not least....a personal hello to Stu and Marcia in Armonk, NY!


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Posted by:

Peter Stone Brown

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Subject: Bob Drummers

Peter, I don't know where you got that story about George Receli, but it is not true. David Powell is correct. Keltner filled in briefly during part of one tour when Receli injured his shoulder. Drew, you mean No Direction Home, not Dont Look Back.


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Posted by:

Steve

Good one , Dave.

Jan, after watching the Baez program, I don't care how many words she changes in Dixie, she can change them all if she wants and I still wouldn't complain. One of CBC radio's programs had her on for a half hour interview recently to talk about her civil rights work. It was the degree of personal dedication to the anti-war movement that was surprising and impressive. She never seemed to put her personal safety first.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Chuck Berry & Bob Dylan reviews [RS}

Hi guys,Just came across these reviews in my inbox.

CHUCK BERRY:

On Sunday, rock & roll pioneer Chuck Berry will turn 83. It’s a respectable enough age for kicking up one’s heels and taking it easy, but Berry’s got a still-active touring schedule, and the duck-walking octogenarian still performs once a month at Blueberry Hill, a restaurant in his native St. Louis.

Just like clockwork last night, Berry strutted onstage at the stroke of 10 decked out in a sparkly shirt and sailor hat with that famous cherry red Gibson around his neck, nimbly ripping into the opening riff of “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Berry’s shows at Blueberry Hill take place in the restaurant’s downstairs level, a smoky basement called the Duck Room. There are only four rows of seats, making it easy for nearly everyone to be no further than 30 feet away from the man himself.The sets are hit-packed, jumping from “School Days” to “Nadine” to, yes, “My Ding-a-Ling,” the novelty record that became Berry’s sole Number One hit. “I see all those cameras lighting up on ‘My Ding-a-Ling,’ ” he joked with the audience, which gleefully sang along with the chorus.

When it comes to vocals, Berry has set aside his youthful rapid fire delivery and settled into more of a wizened storyteller sort of voice, like a winking, all-knowing grandpa. His guitar playing is still in full effect, particularly on the solo of “Rock and Roll Music,” and during a fiery take on “Reelin’ and Rockin’,” the evening’s rowdiest number. Although he’s backed up by his son on guitar, there’s no mistaking where the twang that slices through the entire mix is coming from. (And, as always, his stance on guitar tuning can be described as “arbitrary at best.”)

Berry closed the night by inviting all the ladies — young and old — onstage to dance during “Johnny B. Goode.” But when the song ended and it was time for the good nights, Berry was long gone, having slipped out the state door during the free-for-all. November’s show will be his 150th at Blueberry Hill, bringing in a fresh crowd to eat out of the palm of his hand. His age will have increased by one, but his spirits seem to have remained in high school.

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BOB DYLAN:

Bob Dylan Celebrates Charlie Sexton’s Return By Cranking Up His Guitar in L.A.

There are many reasons to celebrate Charlie Sexton’s return to Bob Dylan’s live band, but the biggest one might be that Sexton’s presence frees up Dylan to peel off terrifically cranky lead lines on a guitar that sounds like it’s been strung with straightened-out wire hangers. Kicking off a three-night stand at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles last night, Dylan spent a good deal of his two-hour set tangling with the Austin blues-rock whiz, who this fall is playing guitar with the legendary singer-songwriter for the first time since 2002. In “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” they scrabbled for supremacy like two barnyard chickens; later, during an appropriately driving “Highway 61 Revisited,” Sexton dropped to his knees for a thrilling solo while Dylan jabbed out creep-show organ licks.

All night, Sexton occupied the center-stage spot, which he took advantage of by whipping around like Marty McFly at the end of Back to the Future. Not that Dylan, peering out from underneath his black gaucho hat, wasn’t worth watching, too; before he finished “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” he started bopping up and down behind his keyboard, leaning into the juicy rolling-thunder beat.

The band’s default mode Tuesday was a salty brand of electric blues, but Dylan and Sexton kept leading the musicians on tasty little detours: “Cold Irons Bound” rode a hard proto-funk groove; “Like a Rolling Stone” had a bright, Byrds-like jangle; “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” from this year’s Together Through Life, was a border-town-cantina shuffle with pedal-steel dude Donnie Herron on sweet-and-sour trumpet. For “Nettie Moore” they took everything down to a creepy café-music murmur, over which Dylan did his best Leonard Cohen sprechstimme.

Dylan closed the show the same way he did the several that preceded this one, with a stormy, hard-rocking “All Along the Watchtower.” As Sexton slashed his way through the tune, the guitarist’s old pal appeared totally satisfied with his new hire.

Set list:

“Gonna Change My Way of Thinking”

“Shooting Star”

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin’”

“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”

“Cold Irons Bound”

“Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)”

“My Wife’s Home Town”

“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”

“High Water (for Charlie Patton)”

“I Feel a Change Comin’ On”

“Highway 61 Revisited”

“Nettie Moore”

“Thunder on the Mountain”

“Ballad of a Thin Man”

“Like a Rolling Stone”

“Jolene”

“All Along the Watchtower”

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxo



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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: The night she tore old Zimmy down (sort of)

Jan F: Have you seen Scorsese's film on Dylan 'Don't Look Back'? Joan Baez is more ambiguous about Dylan: while she is clearly not enamoured of the public figure, she seems ot hold some affection for the private man... One time, she'll trash him, the next, she'll concede his good points. It's most interesting...


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Performance Rights Bill passed The Senate Judiciary Committee. It is a start.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Feed The Birds" from Mary Poppins peformed by Garth Hudson....accordions, keyboards, and synthesizers from 1988's album STAY AWAKE. Various interpretations of music from vintage Disney films produced by Hal Wilner.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Acadian Driftwood avec Dion.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Subject: Joan Baez

Steve, I saw the American Masters show on Joan Baez (since she is my all time favorite singer - been listing to her since I was 9 years old). I thought she and Bob got a little too sweet about each other--- Bob: I was sorry our relationship didn't last . . . Joan: I was wrong to try to fit him into a mold, etc., etc. The clips from the Rolling Thunder shows were great though. Oh, and it was good to know he likes (or he said he likes) Diamonds and Rust, the song Joanie wrote about him.

I knew a lot about her activism -- especially her visit to North Vietnam. I read somewhere that the US military knew that Joan and that 4-star retired general were visiting the POW camp when they bombed the hell out of Hanoi Christmas, 1972. Not sure if that's true, but that's pretty awful if it is . . .

It was a great show, but so much was left out -- only an hour and half for such a long career that continues today.

J.F.


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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

Now pull that drummer out from behind that bottle! Bring me my pipe, we're going to shake it! Slap that drummer with a pie that smells! Take me down to California, baby!


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Posted by:

Steve

Hey Tom, did you hear that story about Dylan shooting the drummer for mocking his singing voice. Do you know if it's also true that he then shot all the band members who were laughing at the drummer's impersonation, but then went out and did a solo show and knocked'em dead. Got to love that, Zimmy.


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Posted by:

Tom

You don't even know what you're talking about. The "story" you keep repeating is based on nothing, other than the fact that Keltner subbed for Recile briefly on tour.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I suspect George Recile was not the first drummer who found Dylan's live vocalizing not to his taste … though whether the earlier example regaled his Band mates with an imitation in Washington DC in 1965 is unknown.


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Posted by:

David P.

It's an old adage: Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.


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Posted by:

Steve

I like Peter's story better. David, your story could up the ante by having Dylan entering the dressing room, hearing the impression, pulling a little girlie derringer out of his sleeve and shooting the offending drummer in the shoulder, injuring him, and creating an opening for Keltner to fill. Didn't Bob write a song about a similar scenario in the 70's?

I shot the drummer

But I didn't shoot the pi-ano-man, no no no!


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Posted by:

David P.

The official word was that Jim Keltner briefly filled in during the European leg of Dylan 2002 tour when regular drummer George Recile was injured. Mr. Recile later rejoined is still a member of Dylan's band.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I am reminded of that story a few years ago that Bob walked into the dressing room to find the drummer imitating him to gales of laughter from his band. The drummer was sacked that evening and Jim Keltner brought in at vast expense for the last few dates. That was what was going the rounds when we saw Jim Keltner backing him to our great surprise. in other words, Bob may not have any sense of humour about his "singing"/


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Posted by:

Peter V

The packaging of Christmas in the Heart shows the retro intent, with the Christmas “bunny” on the infold and the CD by “The Columbia Graphophone Company” (the original name) are nice touches. The arrangements and backing are fine to excellent. Reviews said only Self-Portrait fans would like it. I love self-Portrait.

On Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus I reckon he gets away with it and the enterprise makes a kind of sense. Really. Great-great-grandad croaks round the Christmas tree to beautiful backing. But when you get to Hark Herald Angels Sing, you’d have to laugh if you weren’t crying for just having bought it. That’s so far beyond awful, there’s no description that fits. What were all those professional singers thinking? They’d have to have been recorded separately and before Bob or they’d have been laughing themselves silly. Accomplished singers like that couldn’t keep a straight face, surely? Then you get to The First Noel, and what’s he doing with the staccatto phrasing? Surely he can time it? Most choirs of little kids can get the beat of this one.

Still, Bob sings in Latin is a first (Adeste Fidelius). And it’s not as bad as the other carols either.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Jingle Balls

Bob's Christmas Mess is probably the best argument for mandatory retirement I've ever heard. The only entertainment value it contributes is imagining some of the possible mocking commentary the young, vital Bob would have expressed at one of those infamous press conferences in 667/67 if asked to listen to that album.

On a more positive note, has anyone else seen the American Masters doc on Joan Baez?

Interesting to stand Bob and Joan side by side again after all these years and see the results of different roads taken. I had only been vaguely aware of what she'd been doing for the last 30 years. I think Obama should hand that Peace prize to Ms. Baez til he does something that makes him at least half as worthy of the distinction as Joan.


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: brown eyed girl

Wneeweh.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: closer each day

cwipple; missed that episode of h and a ... That would though be in my experience the third time the Band has been mentioned in a broader cultural sense since they were here last ... The writer must be a fan.


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Posted by:

Katie

Subject: Birthday Boy

I wish you a happy birthday and hope you have many more, Jan! I hope that this website never ceases to exist!


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Posted by:

Cwipple Cweek

Location: Perth

Subject: Australian TV

The Band and Robbie Robertson got a mention on the Australian soap opera "Home and Away" the other night.I am going to get my daughter to try and "youtube it" onto the GB this weekend.Pretty hilarious: one of the characters a 30 something describing his parents as hippies who went to Woodstock and had their first kiss as the band were finishing their set.Check it out.


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Posted by:

joe j

Thanks BEG. Garth looks great. Bet he sounds even better.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Deeee! Thanks for thinking of us!

Hi S.M....Every morning the kidzzz remind me that we have to sing our ancient Cherokee Morning Song thanks to Robbie's "Music For The Native Amercians". "I am of the spirit. It is so." We end the day with another Native song..."Nisa" which is about grandmother moon. We've interpreted it as saying to all of us...."Farewell and Peace be with you."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Keyboard player par excellence, Garth Hudson, formerly known as one of the Band. From a concert at Union Scene, Drammen Norway 2009."....perole


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Posted by:

dlew919

Web: My link

Subject: shelby Singleton RIP

see link


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Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: I pulled into Nazareth

A link to a piece on the Martin Guitar Company from last nights Nightly News.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: A-ha : Remember them?

Hi guys: Thought this may be of interest to some of you.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A-ha to call it quits after tour.

OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian pop group A-ha, which achieved world fame with its hit single "Take on me", will disband after a farewell world tour next year, it said Thursday.

"A-ha has decided to call it a day," the group said on its official website.

"Doing this now will give us a chance to get more involved in other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else -- and of course through new constellations in the field of art and music," the band added.

"Take on me" topped charts in 27 countries including the United States when it came out in 1985. Since then, the group has sold 35 million copies worldwide of its nine albums.

A-ha is behind recognisable songs such as "Hunting High and Low" and "Crying in the Rain".

Singer Morten Harket, keyboard player Magne Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy had split up for many years in the 1990s before making a comeback in 2000 with the single "Summer moved on".

"We've literally lived the ultimate boy's adventure tale, through a longer, more rewarding career anyone could hope for," the trio said, stressing they were "retiring as a band, not as individuals."

Throughout A-ha's history, 15 of its singles made it onto the 10 best sales in Britain list, according to its label Universal Music.

This year, the group produced a new album called "Foot of the Mountain".

Norwegian music professionals quoted by local media said A-ha was Norway's greatest musical export "since Edvard Grieg", a classical composer and pianist who lived from 1843 to 1907.

"Change is always difficult and it is easy to get set in one's ways. Now it's time to move on," the group said when announcing their farewell tour.

Dates have not yet been announced, but A-ha will play in Norway for the last time on December 4 of next year in Oslo.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: The Hudsons

I believe it's tonight that Garth & Maud play their first of three shows in Norway. Hope that our trusty webmaster will keep us informed.


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Posted by:

Peter Stone Brown

Location: City of Brotherly Love
Web: My link

Subject: Dylan Christmas album

The samples of the Dylan Christmas album are actually quite deceptive. The band, which includes three members of Dylan's touring band, plus David Hidalgo on a bunch of instruments, Phil Upchurch on guitar, and Patrick Warren on keyboards, plus various mixed voice singers, including the duo, the Ditty Bops is quite good. The arrangements are more carefully worked on than on any Dylan album. Yes a couple of songs are deliberately schlock, but actually the music crosses a wide range of styles from Western to swing to country to blues, to baroque ensemble playing on the traditional carols. Into this very smooth mix comes Dylan, his voice tattered, virtually in shards, but he's actually singing. When I heard the clips, I though oh no, here we go, Self Portrait revisited. The entire songs tell another story.


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Posted by:

jh

Subject: Hiding your IP behind a proxy

Please do not post here through proxy servers that offer hiding of your Internet Protocol address*. Such posts will be removed when we detect them.

Also, your security is at risk when using these proxy services. Most of them are wormholes run by Internet criminals, virtually guaranteed to contiminate your PC with viruses and malware.

Thanks for listening.

*: The IP address in IPv4, which most of us still use, is the four numbers, each ranging from 0 to 255, separated by dots, that identifies your computer/network.


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Posted by:

daena gallant

Location: florida

Subject: i'm in total agreement with charlie y about bob dylan's christmas cd ....

i totally agree with charlie y about bob dylans christmas cd ...i think to many people have the veiw point that if you don't like the way someones voice sounds that equals them not being able to sing.. being able to sing is more than what your voice sounds like it's your tech-neeck as well , and for all the people who have the veiwpoint that bob can't sing i flat out disagree ...i also think a lotta people disregaurd bob dylan's and a lot of other artist giving money to the unfortinit people of the world they/the people who critisize others mostly only see things the way they see things instead of the way they are .. a lot of famous people who have the popularity of bob dylan do their music/tours/ect , and then a lot of times go be in there home or what have you until the next time they need to work , but some like bob dylan also try to help the rest of the world with their money , and abilities , so why not give those people a pat on the back for their generosity rather than saing oh well this and that is wrong with thier effort ...well i am done now i just thought i'd point that out....i hope everyone who come here will have a great day today , and i say bye bye to all..daena was here today..


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Trivia,etc....

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAN, and many more. Thanx for all the work you have put into this best of the best sites on the internet.

MAUD & GARTH: So nice to see you back here. Wishing you well in all your endeavors. We love you xoxoxo

TRIVIA: On this day

1977-Crooner Bing Crosby suffered a fatal heart attack while playing golf at a course near Madrid, Spain. He had just completed a tour of England that had included a sold-out engagement at the London Palladium. Bing was 73.

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1930- I Got Rhythm, by Ethel Merman, was a show-stopper in the production of Girl Crazy on Broadway. It was Merman’s debut on the Great White Way as she captivated audiences and launched her stellar Career. Girl Crazy went on for 272 performances.

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Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo



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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

Subject: Christmas in the Heart

I agree that it's sincere, mostly--both his autobiography and satellite radio program reveal Dylan's taste for '40s and '50s pop records and Tin Pan Alley songwriting. And I'm generally a defender of Dylan's singing, as are many of us here, I imagine. But the choice of material and the schmaltzy arrangements don't fit his voice at all, from the samples I've heard. It seems like a missed opportunity to dig up some less done-to-death numbers, or to do Xmas songs in the rootsy/bluesy style of his last few albums. I think I'll download "Must Be Santa" and leave the rest.


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Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Dylan and Xmas

Another take on the Dylan Xmas album. I had posted this before but it appears to have disappeared.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Christmas Must Be Tonight

Christmas Must Be Tonight (USA 2009) Dir Michael Moore

Mockumentary on ageing rock star’s attempt to give Christmas message to mankind in spite of his voice being totally shot. Sad, as no one will tell him. In interview scenes, a cartoon of Emperor’s New Clothes is continually in view. Moore bullies the decrepit star to an annoying degree, but fortunately he's well past noticing.


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Posted by:

michelle

Location: ascot, berkshire
Web: My link

Subject: the band

happy 15th birthday, thankyou so much for all your hard work in providing probably the best music website on the greatest band ever! best wishes, michelle


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Posted by:

David P.

Web: My link

Subject: R.I.P. Captain Lou

There's been another death in the NRBQ family. Last week founding member Steve Ferguson passed away and today Lou Albano died. Mr. Albano, known as Captain Lou, was a former bar bouncer, professional wrester and manager of NRBQ. Many MTV generation fans may remember him as the father in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" video, as well as several others. NRBQ memorialized him in song (video link above).


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: HoHoHo

JQ: I'm with you on Vince Guaraldi--classic stuff--though I do confess a soft spot for Perry Como Christmas records. The Dylan stuff reminds me of "Three Angels" from the NEW MORNING album, though his arrangement of "Must Be Santa" is a blatant steal from the Canadian king of children's records, Raffi (whatever happened to him?).


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas

This came out in 1965 and I think it has ruled the genre since then. When I read David P's post it reminded me of this one and I'm listening to it right now and it remains exquisite.


Entered at Wed Oct 14 18:38:21 CEST 2009 from blk-222-220-109.eastlink.ca (24.222.220.109)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Must Be Santa

"Well, you say that I'm an outlaw, and you say that I'm a thief. Here's a Christmas dinner for the families on relief "

Just Dylan doing his Woody thing via Bing. I heard a little on Youtube and it seems totally without irony or pretense, just Bob croaking out carols.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: If I Had A Rocket Sleigh

For a Christmas album done right, go no further than Bruce Cockburn's wonderful "Christmas". Originally released in 1993, it continues be a holiday favourite for many. Guest musicians include Richard Bell and Colin Linden.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Dylan's Xmas Album

I listened to all the audio samples. I thought it was pretty bad. The musical background and the backup singers sound top notch, but then Dylan comes in and, you know, its Dylan doing Xmas carols.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: Dylan's Christmas

JQ: I've heard samples of each song from the Dylan Christmas album on Amazon, and it's about what I expected. The best thing about it is that all of Mr. Dylan's proceeds from the project go to feedling the hungry in each individual country where it is sold. The world needs more of that sort of effort rather than rich egomaniacs buying football teams or popping pills.


Entered at Wed Oct 14 17:51:28 CEST 2009 from itac-ottawa.yyz.teloip.net (204.138.58.96)

Posted by:

Bill M

Bonk: Thanks - great stuff. Now we know where you first heard the Band as the Band, in Davenport United! Anyway, I read the whole thing into Dennis's brother's answering machine, and know he'll get a big kick out of it. A few days ago he listed all the guys in the group - Les B, Orst, Dennis and Jerry N, Bo(ris) B, Fuds S, Sid G, who was replaced by Hans J, and your buddy John. Dennis, by the way, lived in Vancouver from the late '70s to 1990 and got to know Stephen Fearing of BARK. As you may know, his 'big' gig in the '70s was with Stringband, so when my wife and I were at Expo 86 in Vancouver and she noticed that Bob Bossin of Stringband was playing, she dragged me away from the tent where Amos Garrett was playing so we could hustle over to catch the end of Bossin's set in the hopes of finding that he'd hired Dennis to accompany him. He had, which is how I first met him. Oddly enough, when he, I and the Bent Roots guitarist were chatting the other day and Amos Garrett's name came up, Dennis mentioned that he'd seen and chatted with Amos at the Calgary airport a week before.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Dylan's Christmas Album

Has anybody else heard any of this? I heard a short bit today and I'm thinking the whole project might be a big piss-take. That's how awful what I heard was. Although my bad attitude is based on hearing just a 30 second clip, I'd put money on this one making his "worst of" list.


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Posted by:

Maud & Garth

Web: My link

Subject: To Mr. Jan Høiberg

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!

You're the best and we LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY!

We are looking forward to seeing you and family in Oslo at Sentrum Scene Thursday, Oct. 15th.

Thank you for keeping your magnicent website available for The Band fans. You are a true friend of The Band

http://www.garthhudson.com



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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: Al Martino RIP

LINK: One of Al's best. Enjoy!!

CYA soon



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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Al Martino dead at 82..RIP

Hi guys. Sorry to hear about the passing of this great singer. He was a real fave of yours truly.

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. - The singer who played the role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" has died at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia.

Publicist Sandy Friedman says Al Martino died Tuesday afternoon in Springfield, in Delaware County. He was 82. Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare."

Besides acting in the Marlon Brando classic "The Godfather," he sang the 1972 film's title score, "The Love Theme From The Godfather." His Fontane character is a Frank Sinatra-type singer and occasional actor.

Martino was born in South Philadelphia as Alfred Cini (SEE'-nee). He was a longtime resident of Beverly Hills, Calif.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxoxo


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Posted by:

Friend0

Norm, I got to see emmylou at least twice, maybe three times in 75. First time was in L.A., at The Troubador.Feb '75. I was 16, had run away from home, ended up at my mother's cousin's in Westwood. He was managing The Osmond Brothers and also working with Olivia Newton John. His neighbors were a bunch of Ozzie musicians, friends of Olivia's. I wanted to see Commnader Cody at The Troubador, they took me. The Commander brought out EmmyLou, in white buckskins. She did a bunch of songs, was beautiful every which possibe way. This was just before she released that first solo record. Then, that spring,the record out, I caught her at least once but I'm thinking twice with The Hot Band, the band you referenced.Elvis's band, plus Rodney. First time, was a bill with The Ozark Mountain DareDevils, Brewer & Shipley, EmmyLou & The Hot Band, and maybe one other act, maybe not. Great show, as you can imagine. I ever get back to Missouri, I want to see Brewer & shipley.Missed a bunch of opportunities last few times I was there.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: OK, One More...

"The Weight" (1994, Canada) John Candy stars in the sucessful sequel to "Cool Runnings." In this comedic tour-de-force, Candy returns to his native land after his lost years in Jamaica, determined to become an Olympic medalist in the weight-lifting competition.

Dan Aykroyd plays Luke, Candy's best friend, while Catherine O'Hara shines as his sister, Miss Fanny. Andrea Martin as Carmen and Martin Short as Crazy Chester also get some great laughs, while Jack the dog steals several scenes (and sausages). Watch for the cameo by Rick Moranis as "Miss Moses."


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Posted by:

Dave Hopkins

Ruben Remus (1994)

Despite no credentials, Remus successfully poses as an internist in a busy New York hospital, where he becomes beloved by patients for curing their ills via alternative medicine techniques (e.g. hypnosis) and for entertaining sick children by reciting imaginative stories about the adventures of the Rabbit Man. Eventually exposed by joyless actual doctors who are tired of his wacky antics and jealous of his talent for singing bass. Starring Robin Williams as Remus, Andie MacDowell as the woman he loves, and Bob Balaban as the chairman of the medical ethics board.


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Posted by:

Going into O.T. in the 1962 AFL Championship Game

Location: the Dallas Texans...I'm Abner Haynes

Subject: the impossibility of sainthood

HANK STRAM (Coach of Dallas Texans): Abner! ABNER!! ABNER HAYNES!!! (at the top of his lungs.)
ABNER: (weaving around the other players and walking up to Coach Stram) I'm Abner Haynes.
COACH: My God, son- you think I don't know that by now? I was trying to get your attention. They're waiting on us to send two boys out as co-captains. Hootch is being taped up and I gotta talk to Dawson. Grab any one of these guys and get your ass out there for the coin toss and-HOLD IT!!! Get back here, I'm not finished.... If we win the toss we want the ball, that's no freaking secret. But if we lose the toss- listen up because this is IMPORTANT- if we lose we want to kick to the clock. The wind is going to be a big factor. Now what did I just say?
ABNER: If we lose the coin toss we want to kick to the clock.
COACH: Fine. Bubba, you show Abner where the coin toss is, right out there where the head linesman is waiting.
BUBBA: You mean the Zebra?
COACH:YES-THE GODDAMNED ZEBRA -NOW BOTH OF YOU GET YOUR ASSES OUT THERE NOW!!! (....my heart.)

BUBBA: (puff) what do we do?
ABNER: Kick to the clock. Kick to the clock. Bubba, you remind me to kick to the clock.
BUBBA: You mean now?
ABNER: Forget it, man.

The two Texans are now in the presence of the head linesman and two Houston Oiler co-captains. The official shows the four players which side of a coin is heads and which side is tails. He asks the Houston players to call the toss while it's in the air.
"TAILS!" yells an Oiler.
The official picks up the coin and announces on the PA that Houston has called tails...it is heads. (Looking at Abner) Dallas wins. Do you want to kick off or do you want to receive?
ABNER: WE"LL KICK TO THE CLOCK! (The crowd starts to roar it's disapproval)
OFFICIAL: Houston, that means you will receive. What side do you want?
HOUSTON CO-CAPTAIN (through a big smile): We want to face the clock.
ABNER: Yeah, well tough luck for you, chump-
OFFICIAL: Sorry son, you elected to kick off. Houston has the choice of which side of the field to be on.
BUBBA: Abner, did you just screw up?
ABNER: I'm not sure (as the ref goes through the signals for the coin toss results, Hank Stram has turned perple and throws his hat to the ground). I'm still not sure.

(The Dallas Texans overcane Abner Haynes blunder and won the AFL championship in double overtime. This is a true story.)


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Posted by:

BONK

Subject: BILL M

My old stomping ground was Cabbagetown. As for the Corp. I worked with their Sax player John Sz. in 1969 at a place on University Ave. He kept telling me about this great band he was in and I should check them out. So one weekend I went to a rehearsal with John in the basement of some church and as we're waiting for Bo to show up Their musical director, a funny but pretty serious guy, named Fudsie, who also played trombone pulls out this album called Big Pink. Now everyone knew who the Hawks were but they seemed to have just disappeared a few years earlier and now here they are. As the Band. My first taste of what was to come. Remember it like it was yesterday. Anyway Bo shows up and the band, now called Zarathrustra goes right into 'Does anyone really know what time it is" by Chicago. They just blew me away. They were that good. A couple of times a bunch of us followed them up to, I think Bala Ontario for a gig. I remember they had this old blue Toronto Star delivery box van that they hauled their equipment around in. Man, they had quite the following if I remember right. After awhile I lost touch with John Sz. but a few years later I'm sitting in the Old Sword Tavern, which was now called the Nags Head at King and Yonge and the band that night had one or both twins playing for them. I think it was Gerry who told me that the Corp. had broken up. Too bad. They were awesome. Denny most likely won't remember me but I sure as hell remember them. Good memories. I actually talked to John Sz. a few years ago and he was doing fine. Cheers, C.


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Posted by:

joe j

Thanks Fred for straightening out that little matter and thank you David for providing the obligatory Band link.


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Posted by:

Bill M

JTF: That's so chillingly realistic that I suspect you must've lived close enough to the border in the '60s and '70s.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: James Burton

While waiting on a phone call about a job I have to go and do, I amused myself surfing thru youtube, looking at videos.

I was particularly looking for a video of Waylon playing Rodney Crowell's 'Till I Gain Control Again. A really good one came up. Emmylou, and her "Hot Band" with Rodney Crowell, live in 1975. This is where you get a chance to see James Burton's work on a Telecaster. Who ever did the camera work was great, showing James fingers as he plays and sustains notes. Real interesting to watch, and of course listening to Emmylou..... nothing more to say, except that it's probably the best I've ever heard that song done.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 21:40:36 CEST 2009 from powell-goldstein-llp.demarc.cogentco.com (38.104.0.94)

Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Dear Landlord, please don't put a price on my soul...

Peter: Thanks in part to the efforts of a young lawyer in Columbia's legal department, Clive Davis, Dylan renegotiated his contract with Columbia Records. The deal Albert Grossman negotiated with MGM was rescinded. One wonders if the 14 tracks mentioned in the New Musical Express article were those included on the famous Basement Tape acetate.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Street Walker

Street Walker (USA 1979) aka The Ladies of the Boulevard (France) aka Prossie! (UK) 107 minutes Dir Martin Scorsese Starring Jodie Foster Robert De Niro. 18 explicit sex, violence, and greasy hamburgers

Sinister De Niro has few lines (and is hard to follow) but lots of action. Waif like Foster comes to sticky end.

FOR those who haven't joined in the Internet Movie Data Base usually shows several movies with the same title …


Entered at Tue Oct 13 18:33:19 CEST 2009 from mail1.lumberg.com (217.5.150.251)

Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Magical Mystery Train

"In this film, originally shot on inexpensive videotape for the CBC, the five members of The Band take their instruments on a train and do singalongs with the various wacky people they find in coach, and are joined on some station stops by some of their musician friends and other musical inspirations as they busk for the passengers passing through each station. The footage is interspersed with music videos and other visual representations of their songs as the band members dress as indians, townsfolk, and other characters from their famous songs.'


Entered at Tue Oct 13 17:38:31 CEST 2009 from itac-gw.yyz.teloip.net (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks to so many of you for those Band movie ideas. Brilliant team work!

Bonk: Went to see the band Bent Roots with Denny N and my sister-in-law (his ex) on Sunday evening. He told me a couple tales of Bo Jackson and the Corporation, and is wondering how you fit into the picture, other than through knowing the saxman (Les S, right?). Though their rehearsal space was the church hall at Davenport United (where they played monthly in lieu of rent), he and she met at a Corp. gig at the youth club at Perth United a bit farther south. Your stomping grounds too?

Northern B: Got chatting to the Bent Roots leader/guitarist, Nick Balkou, a veteran of the Rick James-led Great White Cane, which was an amalgamation of a local 'supergroup' (which James had led) and a Scarborough horn band (which Nick had led). Said horn band, Milestone, played Dunbarton in '70 or '71. I mentioned this to him and he asked if I knew his father Tom, the shop teacher at Frenchman's Bay. As is so often the case, small world.

Landmark: In order to situate himself in the conversation, Dennis asked Nick if he knew guitarist Ken Marco, who Dennis plays with occasionally. Nick says "Kenny Marco! I love him. Some of the stuff he did with Motherlode is amazing. But I've got to say that my very favourite guitarist is Amos Garrett."


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Posted by:

Peter V

On a Dylan note, I've been picking up 60s New Musical Expresses recently. On 13 May 1967 it announced that Dylan was out of hiding and aimed to record 14 tracks to complete his CBS contract before signing a long-term deal with MGM. It also says that "Until the strength of the new material is assessed, CBS is unable to say whether it will issue the tracks as LPs or separately as singles."

In the same paper it announced that despite restrictions on "the new Beatles album" a DJ in the USA was playing "She's Leaving Home Everybody" on WMCA.

In the reviews section they "can't be optimistic" about The Byrds chances with My Back Pages, but says their vocal blend is at times as good as The Four Seasons. Fats Domino's "It Keeps Rainin'" was "enjoyable but by no means outstanding." But The Supremes The Happening is tipped for the top. The new release ad from Decca includes A Whiter Shade of Pale (Deram) and Somebody To Love (RCA).


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: I'm Not Making This Up...

Both Bob Dylan AND Neil Diamond have Christmas albums being released this week. The Dylan one got a great WASHINGTON POST review this morning, and the Diamond one is actually his THIRD Christmas collection. Mr. Diamond got around to acknowledging his Jewish roots on his latest effort by including a final track called "The Chanukah Song."


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Ophelia

Seven years in the making, this three part documentary reveals one woman's harrowing experience in the Witness Protection Program.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 15:39:33 CEST 2009 from powell-goldstein-llp.demarc.cogentco.com (38.104.0.94)

Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Matriculate the ball down the field boys...

Lamar Hunt, one of the founders of the American Football League, owned the Dallas Texans. He moved the team to Kansas City after losing a battle to draw a large fanbase away from the competing NFL Cowboys.

The legendary Hank Stram was the head coach of the Texans / Chiefs in those days and he led the team to three AFL championships and two Super Bowls. In Super Bowl IV the Chiefs defeated the favored Minnesota Vikings 23-7 and Mr. Stram became also made history by wearing a microphone during the game. During one successful drive, NFL films captured the exuberant coach yelling to his team, "matriculate the ball down the field boys!"

Barney Hoskyns' 1998 interview with Levon began with Levon paraphasing that matriculation quote, as he watched a NFL playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons. In attributing the source of the quote, however, Mr. Hoskyns incorrectly identified Hank Stram as a former coach of the Vikings.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 14:04:21 CEST 2009 from sannin29154.nirai.ne.jp (203.160.29.154)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Dallas Texans meet the Kansas City Chiefs

Joe J: the NFL is celebrating the AFL this year, so teams (from the AFL) are wearing throwback uniforms at various times during the season. The Kansas City Chiefs were originally the Dallas Texans. They moved to KC for the 1963 season.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 13:09:10 CEST 2009 from blk-222-220-109.eastlink.ca (24.222.220.109)

Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Kansas City Chiefs

Thanks Jan and have a good one. My first internet search brought me to this site. I believe my first attempt was to search for 'the band' and it wasn't very rewarding so I tried 'Rick Danko' and voila.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to why the Kansas City footballers had what appeared to be a map of Texas on their helmets? I know there are two cities by that name but I believe they are on opposite sides of a river (?Missouri) and that one is in Kansas and the other in Missouri.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: just a few words in honour of Jan

Happy birthday old mate. thanks for everything.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Rumor

The Rumor (USA) aka The Rumour (GB) TV Mini Series 4 x 118 minutes Dir David Lynch

Sequel to Twin Peaks set in Woodstock, NY. Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) investigates mysterious barn fire destroying vital 20th century cultural artifacts. Surrounded by backbiting, rumor and attacked by vicious locals with pick axes, Cooper wins through and discovers cache of tapes in basement.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: happy Birthday Jan

Thanks for all your dedication and effort.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 05:29:57 CEST 2009 from mail.weasydney.nsw.edu.au (218.185.65.57)

Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Last One: 4% Pantomime

A young pastoral labourer struggles to find employment in a Northern Ireland city. He falls in with a bunch of musicians, who introduce him to cancelled gigs, drinking and cards. Starring Van Johnson. dir Ken Loach.


Entered at Tue Oct 13 01:39:19 CEST 2009 from 87.70.124.24.cm.sunflower.com (24.124.70.87)

Posted by:

Dexy

Subject: Thanks, Jan!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Lars, the offers for 273 minutes of Mel Gibson being tortured are incredible. and have been flooding in. The scene where’s forced to chew his own foot off is bad enough, but it gets predictably worse. “24” has nothing on this.

The theme to the Chest Fever movie Charlie mentioned is Benny Hill's "Ernie: The Fastest Milkman in the West"

Do you want it pasteurised,

He said as if in jest.

Ernie, I'll be delighted if

it comes up to my chest.

That got to UK #1 in the days when every other record was being banned. The BBC just didn't get it.


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Posted by:

David P.

Happy birthday Jan and thanks for all the years you've devoted to maintaining this site!


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

"Chest Fever" (France, 2002, directed by R. Polanski)

Jerry Lewis stars in his comedic comeback as Larry Levine, an aging pharmacist who develops a generic drug to cure erectile dysfunction. Falling for Parisian dancer DeeDee LaBouche (Pamela Anderson), he learns many lessons about love and life. Edited for American television.


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Posted by:

Lars

Location: my dark side

Subject: "I Shall Be Released" (Peter's film)

Peter, were you making that up about 273 minutes of footage showing Mel Gibson being tortured? Just in case you weren't, I'd be interested in buying a copy from you.

Speaking of people being tortured, happy birthday to Jan, our webmaster and caregiver.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Jan

Happy Birthday!


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Posted by:

SteveH

Location: Maryland

Subject: Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Jan! Thanks for putting together the best site on the web.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Just another Whistle Stop

Comedy Drama about the murder of a visiting farmer from Quebec in a small pub in Courtenay, called the Whistle Stop. A watering hole where many sailors and old tug boat men hang out. Starring Jack Nickolson, Mark Wahlberg and Slim Pickins as the farmer. Directed by Mel Brooks

Nominated for four academy awards........


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Daniel & The Sacred Harp

Daniel & The Sacred Harp (USA 1953) 156 m Dir Cecil B. De Mille Starring Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr, Yule Brynner, John Wayne Biblical Epic

The most expensive movie ever made, with Babylon sequence employing 200,000 local extras. Daniel (Mature) runs off with golden harp, but loses power when Lamarr cuts his fingernails. Yule Brynner plays the Duke of Israel and John Wayne as Earl of Babylon. Waynes immortal line, ‘You’re surely gonna land in the slammer, boy! I’ll tell you that.’ before incarcerating Mature. Academy Award for make up (glistening bronze on Mature’s chest). A young Sadaam Hussein can be glimpsed in crowd scene (115th child).


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Posted by:

Dee

Location: Wisconsin

Subject: Holiday Greetings

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians. You know who you are!


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Happy Birthday...AND Happy Anniversary

Best wishes on that big birthday, Jan. Welcome to the half-century club. Here's hoping you and your wonderful webworld devoted to the best band ever will both be around ANOTHER half century! Now back to our regularly scheduled movies...


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Posted by:

Mike & Kim

Web: My link

Subject: Happy b'day, Jan!

Thanks for bringing us the best music website out there!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines (Sweden 1957) 132 m dir Ingmar Bergman B&W

Innovatively shot in real-time, a chess game between a nameless man and nameless woman on a forlorn and foggy seashore among pine trees. Builds to climax at checkmate as a lonely star just glimmers through the mist over closing credits.

“The greatest Swedish film ever made” (Films & Filming)

“Utter crap” (Daily Mirror, UK).


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Look Out Cleveland

The long awaited Gilligan's Island reunion finds the recently rescued castaways taking refuge in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 2012 Apocalypse.


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Posted by:

Roger

Subject: "We Can Talk About It Now"

" We Can Talk About It Now" USA 105 mins.

Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson Dir. Alan Smithee

Predictable romcom sees Aniston fall out of love with Wilson, briefly explore life in a convent before returning to New York, adopt a spaniel and eventually rebuild her broken affair.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Stage Fright

A young bass player/fiddler is discovered on his family's farm. Though his rise to fame is relatively quick, the effect it has on his ability to perform raises questions about his sanity. Starring Levon Helm as Rick Danko, and Rick Danko as Levon Helm.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Shape I'm In

While searching for his ex-girlfriend, a young itinerant gets into a fight, goes to jail, and goes to find redemption at the river. Rober Altman directs, starring Billy Bob Thornton.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Shoot Out in Chinatown

Shoot Out in Chinatown III (Hong Kong 2001) 91 minutes Jackie Chan Chris Tucker. 13 martial arts / comedy.

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in third romp through San Francisco, hilariously confusing a waterfront laundromat with a brothel. Chan broke yet more bones during filming at Alcatraz.


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Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Happy Birthday to...

...Jan - and the site (and I guess this GB).

Don't forget we're awaiting news of Garth and Maud's concerts.


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Posted by:

Roger

Subject: "The Hobo Jungle"

"The Hobo Jungle" USA 1974 141 minutes. Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman. Dir. Frank Capra.

Following the Christmas time death from hypothermia of Jawbone's (Marvin) hobo lover Ophelia he and long-time buddy Tyler (Hackman) lead a populist homeless reform movement right into to the halls of the White House where President Carcetti, needing a re-election issue, successfully takes up the cause and as a further issue persuades Congress to accept a radical reform of the healthcare system.

"Heartwarming and funny - don't forget to bring a pack of tissues" - The Sun.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: I Shall Be Released

I Shall Be Released (USA, 2009). 276 minutes Dir. Mel Gibson Prod Mel Gibson Starring Mel Gibson OST by Mel Gibson (with Bob Dylan) 18 violence, cannibalism, torture

Gibson plays an old Catholic Scottish sailor, a direct descendant of King Arthur, Macbeth and Joseph of Arimathea, who serves with bold Spanish Armada in attempt to liberate England. Captured by evil Protestant henchmen of the usurping English “Queen” in the 3rd minute of the film, Gibson is tortured in close detail in a dank prison cell for remaining 273 minutes. Gruesome. Gibson speaks only Gaelic.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Unfaithful Servant

The Unfaithful Servant (Britain) aka Best Buddies! (USA) dir. Joseph Losey, UK, 1969. 103m B & W. PG13 Sex, Language, Bestiality, Incest. No violence.

Dirk Bogarde arrives as butler to effete James Fox in grainy pic of cold, rainy sixties London. Bogarde has relations with everyone in pic including elderly aunt and cat, departs for Waterloo in final sequence having torn Fox’s world apart. Also stars Sarah Miles, Dame Edith Evans and “Tabitha”.


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Posted by:

dlewspielbergo919

Subject: Cane on the Brazos

dir John Ford, Three prisoners stories about a lifetime on a chaingang. Starring Larry, Moe and Curly.


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Posted by:

Lars

Subject: Long Black Veil

"Long Black Veil" (1977). Spaghetti Western, starring Rick Danko.

A young cowpoke, mistakenly accused of murder, would rather face the gallows than the wrath of his three best friends. PG.


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Posted by:

Zzzz

Thanks for that Bruce link, Jerry...


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The plot "Thickens"

Steven Spielberg got nothin' to worry about!


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: "The Saga of Pepote Rouge"

"The Saga of Pepote Rouge" (Mexico, 1988) 88 minutes.

Angelica Houston plays Pepote Rouge, a mystic healer in the Sierra Madre mountains. Her husband, rancher Rowdy Rouge (Robert Duvall), longs to return to the United States, and spends most of his time building a space ship. Western/sci-fi. Director John Houston's final film.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: "Jemima Surrender"

"Jemima Surrender" (1989) Directed by Woody Allen. Black & White. 94 minutes. PG-13.

Jemima Smith, a young pancake house hostess played perfectly by Julia Roberts in her Oscar-nominated role, falls for an older man--blues guitarist Bubba Brown (B.B. King, in his first acting role). Comedy.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Rag Mama Rag (USA, 1980) 89 minutes, Touchstone Pictures

Heart-warming tale of banjo player in 1890s New Orleans and the merry and welcoming ladies he meets there. Starring Neil Diamond as Louis “Elastic Fingers” Calhoun, with Bette Midler (as Madame George) and Goldie Hawn (As Diamond Tooth Gertie).


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Jupiter Hollow

Jupiter Hollow (Spain) aka Apollo’s Hollow (USA) 132 m. (Spain, 2008) dir. Guillermo del Toro

Pan’s Labyrinth / The Ophanage director in another weird tale of alternative dimensions. Young girl sees strange light of comet hurtling earthwards, follows it through woods and discovers impact crater which leads her into parallel world. Drawn ever deeper, she is finally rescued by an old Burgundian soldier who has been stuck there since 1452.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Imaginary B-Movie

"Acadian Driftwood" (USA) aka "Canadian Driftwood" (CAN) Epic Romance/Musical. 220 minutes. 1979. Dir. by R. Roberston, M. Scorsese. Rated R for graphic sex, violence and full-frontal accordian.

Storyline: Pierre Balfour (Robert DeNiro) and his beautiful bride, Nicol Endime (Cybil Shephard) flee their frozen home in Canada for the carefree life in New Orleans, where they open a jazz club. Guest appearances by Dr. John and Neil Diamond. In Vistavison, with quadraphonic sound.


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Posted by:

Peter V

It Makes No Difference (USA) aka Stampede! (Europe) 93 minutes. Western. 1975.

Lonely cowboy flees failed romance back East. Finds dead-end street in Flagstaff and becomes embroiled in border war after burning old love letters mistaken for smoke signal. Finale in shack as cattle stampede past the walls took days to film, and injured four stuntmen.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Moon Struck One

The Moon Struck One (France, 1971) 195 minutes. B&W.

The eternal triangle set to exquisite musical arrangement. 15 minute "rushing through the pasture scene " (in slo-mo) is tedious, but revelation of serpentine sting still stuns. Stars Pierre Barouh, Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Idea of adults playing children came from director Roman Polanski, and nowadays appears distasteful.


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: The W.S.Walcott Medicine Show

Gritty tale of the seamy characters travelling with a medicine show. (Starring Donny and Marie Osmond)


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Christmas Must Be Tonight

Sentimental rendering of the first Christmas. (Starring Herve Villechaize and Sonny & Cher )


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Posted by:

S.M.

Subject: Evangaline

Disaster results when a naive girl from Nova Scotia falls under the spell of a charming American gambler.(Starring Mae West and W.C.Fields)


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: A first shot

Dixie!: the Caine Family Chronicles /n Virgil and his brother are farmers, until the Civil War breaks out. Virgil works for the Danville railway. The two brothers are tragically separated, adn Virgil distinguishes himself against Stoneman's cavalry.

Nazareth Tales:

A stranger pulls into Nazareth, PN with a message for an enigmatic woman. However, each person he runs into leaves him with an increasing obligation. (dir Luis Bunuel)

Rockin' Chair

Two old friends take one last sailing trip, with predictably tragic results. (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Literary efforts on TV Guide

Belated thanks for Chuck Berry info.

Just glancing at a book (coincidentally) called "Hail Hail Rock & Roll" by John Harris which is a collection of humour and tidbits of information, perfect dentist waiting room stuff, or as they're now known in the trade "toilet books". It includes a nice Basement tapes timeline. One clever idea is a TV Guide section based on song titles. They do both The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (very straight) and Clothes Line Saga (briefly), and give the advice on VU's "The Gift" to turn the stereo control all the way left to hear John Cale while minimizing the noisy backing. Does anyone listen to The Gift (or Murder Mystery) any other way?

Anyway, the best entry is Ode to Billie Joe:

13.00

Ode to Billie Joe.

In the Mississippi Delta, a poor farming family goes about is business, though a dark secret threatens to ruin their fragile stability. Billie Joe McAllister has jumped off the nearby Tallahatchie Bridge, but the truth behind his suicide is going to be hard to discover, Also stars Mama, Papa, Brother Taylor and Becky Thompson.

As I said the Dixie entry was a bit lame and too straight. We can do better! And a TV Guide shouldn't give away the ending as that one did. How about a few TV guide entries based on Band songs?


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Drivin

Been doing a whole lot of driving in the rain and playing a whole lot of Allmans. Seem to go together. I recommend a 2003 release called 'Hittin' the Note'. I hadn't heard it til last year. My loss. I saw them only once, about twenty years ago, in Boston, when Dickey Betts was still a member. My brother saw the Haynes/Trucks version of the band and said they were none the less.


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Posted by:

Mike & Kim

Web: My link

Subject: Dr. John concert pics (VT).


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Posted by:

Mike & Kim (Plochmann Lane)

Web: My link

Subject: The Band & movie trailer for The Bros Bloom.

We recently patronized a local movie rental outlet & caught the trailer for The Brothers Bloom (starring Adrien Brody) & The Band's "Stage Fright" is the background music. Unfortunately, the tune is not included on the soundtrack. We apologize if this has already been written about.

We apologize for not updating our "Plochmann Lane" blog as both our personal & professional lives have been very busy. We will be adding some items & we truly appreciate the numerous communications we have rec'd in support of our musical / entertainment hobby. We did catch a wonderful Dr. John concert in Vermont 1 1/2 mths ago.

We hope all is well w/ everyone. Please take care.


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Posted by:

Cyndy Robinson Taylor

Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Web: My link

Subject: Interview in Little Rock @B98.5

Hi, Martin - My brother, Kevin Miller from B98.5, interviewed you years ago when you were in Little Rock. I love House of Stone & Light; it really lifted me up at a rough time....besides the fact that it's a great song. My brother made a tape of the interview, and you intro'd the song for me. I know you have thousands of fans, but I'll never forget that tape. I would actually love to sing back-up in a band....Thanks, Cyndy


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Posted by:

gaylord ironhorse marcou sr.

Location: michigan
Web: My link

Subject: a first american

listened to some of your music love it i need more.since i am a disabaled vet i dont get out much. i am a vienam vet sure could listen to some of your songs my brother.


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Posted by:

Bruce in Boston

Subject: R.I.P. Steve Ferguson

Fergie's Prayer

Will you give me life

Share it with my wife

Watcheth in our home

Help us to be strong

Take away the fear

Let us see so clear

And while you do we'll try to do what's right.

Shine in us each day

Lead us not astray

Help us see and hear

To know that you are near

Help us all to find

A better peace of mind

And while you do we'll try to do what's right

Blessed is your sun

Blessed is your moon

All is part of one

Hope they see it soon

If they don't I'll pray

That they will someday

And when they do I'll know we've done what's right

From Stay With Me / Best of NRBQ



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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: Latest music news

Hi guys: Some good news on Brian Wilson.

The estate of the late composer George Gershwin has authorized Beach Boy Brian Wilson to complete at least two of George's unfinished compositions. The songs will be included on an album full of Gershwin tunes Brian will record for Walt Disney Records. "I'm proud to be able to do it. Hopefully I'll be able to do them justice," said Brian.

*****

Shelby Singleton, who ran Smash Records in the '60s and later bought the Sun Records label from Sam Phillips, promoting its large catalog of legendary music, died Wednesday (October 7) in Nashville at the age of 77. Shelby had been suffering from brain cancer. He signed artists like Roger Miller and Ray Stevens and acquired hits from smaller labels like Bruce Channel's "Hey! Baby" and "Hey Paula" from Paul and Paula, but also produced his own hits-- including Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." It's said that he once recorded three #1 country hits in one day with three different artists.

*****

An auction of Elvis Presley memoriabilia will be held October 18 in Chicago. Among the items up for bids is a lock of the King's hair from his Army haircut in 1958. It's expected to fetch up to $12,000.

*****

The U.S. Supreme court on Monday (October 5) refused to review a lawsuit brought by a man claiming to be Elvis Presley's illegitimate son. Ernest Young (AKA Jason Presley) sought a DNA test as part of his effort to inherit the King's estate. He also alleges that his "father" was murdered.

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo


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Posted by:

Jerry

Web: My link

Subject: Bruce in 1972


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Posted by:

Jack Dempsey

Location: Ireland
Web: My link

Subject: Notional


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Posted by:

Bill M

David P: The timing of all of this is interesting. What I was going to post about, but didn't becuase I didn't want to detract from your attempt to honour the passing of Steve Ferguson, was the passing on Tuesday or a long-time (35 years) friend of mine, Ray Bennett, an excellent local blues harmonicist from the Yorkville days of the '60s whose musical legacy was Luke and the Apostles' legendary but obscure "Been Burnt", which he wrote. (It was produced in '66 by Paul Rothchild for Electra, who stuck it out in the States on its short-lived subsidiary, Bounty). Given this is the Band site, and given your, and Steve's, mention of Bruce Springsteen, I'll note that it was Ray who urged me to buy the copy of Greil Marcus's "Mystery Train" that was sitting in the store window, and Ray who first extolled the musical genius of Springsteen to me. (Obviously I was a good two years behind you guys ...)


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Posted by:

Steve

David, seems we saw the same bands at about the same time. I saw NRBQ at Providence College in 72 and Bruce across town at a college bar at Brown University in October 72. I'd never heard of either before I saw them live. Bruce may have still had the same band with him that you saw. Actually a friend enticed Marge and I to go see Bruce with her by telling us she'd seen him in the summer in Boston and that she thought someday he'd be more popular than Dylan.


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Posted by:

David P.

Web: My link

Subject: In Search of Blind Willie McTell

Bill M: Steve Ferguson left NRBQ in 1971. I got to see them at a club in Atlanta at the time, where Mr. Ferguson and his replacement, Big Al Anderson, both played. That night was memorable for another reason -- the opening act was Bruce Springsteen & the early version of the E Street Band!

NRBQ was signed to Albert Grossman's Bearsville label at one time, until they pissed him off by refusing to delete a song from an album. He refused to release their next album and wouldn't let them out of their contract. They were unable to release any new studio material for several years, until the impasse in their career ended following Mr. Grossman's death.

NRBQ and Garth both contributed on the excellent "Stay Awake / Music From Disney Films" in 1989. Garth performed "Feed The Birds (From Mary Poppins)" and NRBQ did "Whistle While You Work (From Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs)".

Hoping to catch an appearance by author Michael Gray at Decatur CD this evening after work (see link above). He will be giving a reading from his new book HAND ME DOWN MY TRAVELIN' SHOES: IN SEARCH OF BLIND WILLIE McTELL.


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Posted by:

Bill M

David P: Thanks for passing along the sad news re the passing of Steve Ferguson of NRBQ. He sings the only record of theirs that I've kept, a lively and lovable cover of "Down In My Heart" with nice work by King Curtis, who contributed similar saxual interventions to some early '60s recordings by Hawkins and the Hawks.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Dylan coming to North Philly tonight

Will you be there, huh?


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Subject: ABB in Columbia MD

Saw the Allman Bros Band Tues night at Meriweather Post in Columbia MD. Widespread Panic opened (not a fan -- always considered them the Muzak of jam bands). Here's the set list. Show was completely different than the two we saw in June. Derek Truck continues to amaze.

1. Trouble No More

2. Leave My Blues at Home

3. One Way Out

4. The Sky Is Crying

5. Dreams

6. I Walk On Gilded Splinters with John Bell, guitar & vocals; Sonny Ortiz,percussion

7. Woman Across The River

8. Don't Think Twice with Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals

9. Southbound with Jimmy Herring, guitar; Todd Nance, drums; Ron Holloway, sax; Susan Tedeschi, guitar

10. Melissa - Gregg Allman, acoustic guitar

11. Stand Back with Ron Holloway, sax

12. Mountain Jam/ Dazed and Confused with Danny Louis on B3, no Gregg

Encore

13. Whipping Post

J.F.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Country

Subject: Web master can remove my previous (and this) entry now.

Webmaster: you may remove my previous (as well as this post) now. The message got thru (at least technically). Sorry for inconvinience.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Multiple poster's intelligence

For many years ago I emailed NORBERT something like this: "Every poster here has more intelligence than you." As a hacker you read our emails and was hurt. - Was it because of my poor English or my poor judgement but it was not correct. You may have more intelligence than anyone of us but what I meant to say is that you lack EMOTIONAL intelligence! No big deal, we all lack something.

For God sake don't post things like "my hit man has never missed" or something like that any more. Chances are that a paranoid alcoholic reads this gb. Chances are that the bolts of the wheels in his car have been loosened. Chances are that he/she believes it is you. If you are lucky enough he/she goes only to Internet Police and screw your damned IP addresses and leaves it there.


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Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: Northern Buoy and Luke M

Always good to see you.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: I Shall Be Released

The clip that Serentiy linked is of course from the "Festival Express" DVD.

John Lennon would have been 69 years old today.

"Half of what I say is meaningless,
But I say it just to reach you, Julia..."


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Posted by:

luke m

Subject: I might be released

Nice link, Serenity, beautiful singing and playing and amusing to see the camera pan rapidly to the man at the piano singing the song. But sad to see all the usual moaning underneath, where an enquiry about who is singing flat turns into the predictable slanging match. One wishes the feud had stayed private. Of course the book is fair enough as one man's view; sensational at the time, as I recall. But the addition of the internet to the mix means we are doomed for time perpetual to hear losers wittering on about the rights and wrongs, all with insults added in. I guess on this guestbook we kind of know each other so we accept the argy bargy, but it's really depressing to see the same 'issues' hurled around on youtube etc. Of course I've said my 2 euros worth from time to time, as if I knew anything. Sometimes I think we'd have clearer heads without the web. Though of course we'd miss out on all the positives too. Hmm... as Mrs Merton used to say, time for a mass debate.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Subject: News from my inbox.

Some news you guys may be interestd in. Some music content.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Anticipation," indeed. Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is planning to play concert dates in Europe early next year for the first time in her 38-year career, she told Reuters on Thursday.

Times and places are still being worked out, but she expects to perform at small venues beginning in January, to promote her upcoming acoustic album "Never Been Gone." "I'm going to do what Elvis should have done," Simon said, referring to the King of Rock 'n' Roll's noted failure to perform across the Atlantic.

"I like to play small places, because I'm much better in an intimate setting than I am in a large hall where I can't see everybody. I really like to see the people that I'm singing to."

Simon, 64, has largely eschewed public performances, thanks to a ruinous combination of stage fright and fear of flying.

To coincide with the album's October 27 release in the United States, she plans to leave her home on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Boston, to perform in New York on both ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today."

Appearances on CBS "Late Show With David Letterman" -- "when he gets himself together" -- and Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" are also on the cards. A swing among the West Coast talk shows will depend on whether there's "energy" around the record, she said.

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On Elizabeth Taylor: The surgery involved implanting a clip to prevent blood leaking back into her heart through the mitral valve. "Dear Friends, My heart procedure went off perfectly," she wrote. "It's like having a brand new ticker. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. I know they all helped. Love you, Elizabeth."

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Thu Oct 8, 7:07 PM NEW YORK, NY -- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City will offer fans free admission on October 9 and 10 to provide the ideal place to pay special tribute to legendary artist, John Lennon on what would have been his 69th birthday.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC showcases rare artifacts from legendary artists including Springsteen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and its featured exhibit, John Lennon: The New York City Years.

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CYA soon xoxoxo


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: Steve (re: getting a hobby)

If you do choose to follow Young Hippie's advice and get yourself a hobby, allow me to suggest "hobby farming" before either Norm or Friend(0 do. Thank you, and best of luck. NB


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: Serenity, You're A Sweetie (but...

In my post I lamented the inability of bookstore clerks to be familiar with "the autobiography that Levon Helm wrote about himself" (deliberately redundant), namely "This Wheel's Asleep"(deliberately inacurrate, but referencing Asleep At The Wheel). I did briefly consider attributing the singing of "Send In The Clowns" to Judy Mitchell but by going with Joni Collins, I think I ultimately made the better choice (in the Northern Nutjob scheme of things). Thanks though. NB.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Web: My link

Subject: Books

BTW, Jay & Lloyd's is not great. It's okay.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

Subject: Just dropping by......

LINK: I've never seen this one before. "I Shall Be Released" by our guys. Richard sure can sing those high notes.

Anyone around these parts over the weekend, Kitchener is celebrating their Octoberfest. It's a biggie around here with a parade and lots of German food, and of course beer halls are all opened. Starts when a beer keg will be opened at noon tomorrow at our city hall.

NORM: I'm fine, thanx for asking. Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope his wife is coping OK.

I see your son has the good taste of his dad. "Like father, like son".

The song was good reading, thanx for posting it all.

My mistake on your addy. I must have used .com instead of .ca. Sent you something today on Sears,that has a lot of people very angry. They are going to lose a lot of customers from this. Check it out, as it's not a joke.

BILL M: I sure do remember King Gannon. Was a great fiddler and oh the energy. Watched him on TV often

NB: Isn't it Judy Collins, not Joni. They both are great singers. I liked Judys' version.

BAYOU SAM: I also read in a book of CCR, that John blamed ROBBIE for his actions. Don't remember the reason he gave. Oh well, John Fogerty now has a country band,Blue Ridge Rangers. Not bad for a country group. Saw him on a late show recently, and sounded good.

JOE J: Very funny on the PM [I think?] Nice to see/hear he can do other things, besides running this country

Until next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo



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Posted by:

Young Hippie

Do you guys belong to the cult of Levon?LOL!


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Posted by:

Steve

No,Jan, You don't mess with the holy book.


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Posted by:

Young Hippie

You people scare me with your fake Bible talk. Get a hobby.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: metro DC

Steve, why didn't you just rip out some pages toward the end of the book? I mean, Norm knows how it ends . . . .

J.F.


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Posted by:

Steve

Norm, as much as I'd love to read the book, don't send it. It'll cost as much as the book did. For those who call Levon's book " lightweight", Canada Post doesn't agree. Though it's a paperback book of a couple hundred pages it cost almost as much to mail it as I paid for it. That's not a complaint Norm, I wanted you to have the book so I sent it. Actually the whole mailing episode was fun. I know the post office guy quite well and I handed him the book and he weighed it and said geez sorry, Steve, it's 15 grams over the letter rate. If it just weighed a little less it would cost $2.25. Then he cringed as he told me how much it would cost to mail it and asked it I still wanted to send it.

I told him yes, that it's a Bible, and it's part of my evangelical work. He was holding the book in his hand which wasn't wrapped so he could see what it was.

He looked at the book cover, looked at me and said, who are these guys, the apostles?

Then he wrapped it in that plastic shopping bag( to keep the weight down and not charge me for a fancy padded envelope) and dropped it in the bin. I'm sure word is out in Lennoxville that I'm part of some cult.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Web: My link

Subject: Link for Peter

Link is to a Farm Aid video of Ernie Isley & The Jam Band. Keith Robinson on drums, Bob Lohr on piano. Both in Chuck's band. The bassist looks like Beau Shelby.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: An Unfinished Conversation

Steve; The "subject" I have placed is the name of the book I have of Stan's life. If you'd like to read it, I'll be happy to loan it to you.

Stan WAS a man of the people just as you have described. I never had the good fortune to see him live. But watched the performance on TV many times.

For those who don't know Stan, I hope this link works. If not I'll do it this way as well.

http://youtube.com/watch_popup?v=fTaEcPgkuA#t=11

If that doesn't work, it's just on the youtube search

Stan Rogers Mary Ellen Carter. The video starts with an American engineer who survived a sinking and how the words of that song helped him survive.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Stan Was The Man

In his "bio flick" from the National Film Board, One Warm Line, someone, I can't remember who, said of Stan; When he wrote about the sea he was a sailor, when he wrote about the land he was a farmer and when he wrote about unemployed easterners heading west looking for work and a new life he was that fella too. I don't think anyone who knows Stan's songs could ever argue with that.

Norm did you ever see him do, The Mary Ellen Carter, live or on video? It takes the song to the next level. There's a great video of him and the band doing it live at an outdoor nighttime concert and the air must be cool because steam is just rising off his big bald head in the lights with sweat dripping off his chin. He put everything into his performances.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Life

Bill M: Hey Bill...don't sweat it. If you get round to it some time that would be great, but it's not something I'm gonna get upset over. A few days ago I called a life long friend. I wanted him and his wife to be one of the sponsers you know for getting your pass port. Well Carolyn tearfully had to tell me Bills just into the hospital with brain cancer.

I last saw him in April when I went down to play the concert where I met Mr & Mrs Northern Bouy. Well when leaving after a couple days visit, Carolyn had to tell me all they can do is slow it donw some with treatment. It is inoperable, so he has just a few months. So I loose another friend to that dreaded gawd damn fucked up disease.

The only good part I got to have a visit with my son for a couple hours. He was very enthusiastic telling me how his band is working out. The part that really gets me is this young guys enthusiasm for the Band. He said Dad we like to start our second set a lot of the time with "Chest Fever". After all my years with the Band's music, it is a great feeling.

Driving home, I had to keep playing my favourite Stan Rogers song. As we were discussing him not long ago, I'd like to share this song, if the powers that be will allow. It's kinda long, but this song is not only about the sinking and raising of a ship, it's about never giving up.

The "Mary Ellen Carter"

She went down last October in a pourin' drivin' rain

The skipper he'd been drinkin' and the mate he felt no pain

Too close to 3 mile rock and she was dealt her mortal blow

And the Mary Ellen Carter settled low

There was just us 5 aboard her when she fially was awash

We worked like hell to save her all heedless of the cost

And the groan she gave when she went down it caused us to proclaim that the Mary Ellen Carter would rise again

Well the owners wrote her off not a nickel would they spend

She gave 20 years of service boys but met her sorry end

The insurance paid the loss to us so let her rest below

Then they laughed at us and said we had to go

But we talked of her all winter some days around the clock

She's worth a quarter million afloat and at the dock

And with every jar that hit the bar we swore we would remain

And make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again......rise again

rise again.....that her name not be lost to the knowledge of men

Oh those who loved her best and were with her 'till the end will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again

All spring now we been with her on a barge lent by a friend

3 dives a day in a hard hat suit and twice I've had the bends

Thank god it's only 60 feet and the currents here are slow

Or I'd never have the stregth to go below

But we patched the rents and stopped her vents

And lashed each port hole down.... put cables to her 'fore

and 'aft and girded her around

Tomorrow noon we hit the air and then take up the strain

And make the "Mary Ellen Carter rise again....rise again

rise again, that her name not be lost to the knowledge of men

Oh those who loved her best and were with her 'till the end will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again

Well we couldn't leave her there you see to crumble into scale

She'd saved our lives so many times livin' thru' the gale

And the laughing drunken rats who left her to a sorry grave

They won't be laughing in another day

And you to whom adversity has dealt the final blow

With smiling bastards lying to you every where you go

Turn to and put out all your stregth of arm, and heart and brain

And like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again........rise again

rise againtho' your heart it be broken and life about to end

No matter what you've lost be it a home, a love, a friend

Like the Mary Ellen Carter....rise again


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: R.I.P. Steve Ferguson

The amazing guitarist, singer & songwriter Steve Ferguson, a founding member of NRBQ, passed away yesterday following a long battle with cancer.

Steve: Your Stooges reference was sadly timely, as NRBQ recorded an instrumental called "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard", which included a vocal refrain of the title. The song was included on their great 1970 collaboration with Carl Perkins "Boppin' The Blues".


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Men In Pink

This is starting to sound like that Stooges routine. CALLING, Dr. Powell, Dr. Brennan, Doctor Powell.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Although the mix is different--and that could be the result of listening to a compressed mp3 from itunes--I think Adam is correct.


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Posted by:

David P.

After I was able to listen to a very short clip of the soundtrack version of ISBR and I think Adam is correct that it was sourced from the RoA outtake.


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Posted by:

David P.

I believe The Band did perform "I Shall Be Released" at the Isle of Wight festival, a fortnight after Woodstock. Has anyone compared that bootleg version with the one on "Taking Woodstock"?


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Woodstock '69 Set List

Adam,

According to both woodstockstory.com and the "1969 Woodstock Festival & Concert" site (see link above) , The Band's set list on Sunday, August 17 1969 was:

 1. Chest Fever
 2. Don't Do It
 3. Tears Of Rage
 4. We Can Talk About It Now
 5. Long Black Veil
 6. Don't Ya Tell Henry
 7. Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
 8. Wheels On Fire
 9. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
10. The Weight

Then again, "ISBR" is indeed included on the German 2004 bootleg "The Band at Woodstock." Hm.

I've had die-hards asking me about where the version of "ISBR" on the new soundtrack is from... are you sure it's the RoA one?


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Posted by:

Adam

An error on the What's New section of the site: I Shall Be Released was included in the Woodstock performance, and the recording of it on the Taking Woodstock recording is the Rock of Ages outtake with dubbed applause.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: Priceless Cash

Rosanne Cash delivered a fine version of "Long Black Veil" on David Letterman's show this evening. I can't wait to hear the rest of her new album, "The List," all cover songs from the list of seminal songs her father jotted down for her.


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: OPM

Does anyone have more info re who else will play, what songs, etc?If not does anyone here care to speculate what Canadian artists will be on this album? Does Garth play or produce? Will we see it, say, by Xmas? In other words does anyone have any knowledge or even thoughts other than what's been posted? And yeah- involvement by anyone from The Band would be great. I remember thinking there was plenty of room for any of the 3 to guest on some of the Endless Highway covers.W For example - wouldn't a Garth sax solo have been sweet and poignant on My Morning Jacket's IMND? Even getting Weege and/or Rando playing on a remake from Jericho. I know thats seriously pie in the sky wishing but Garth of all people knows that The Band was more than the original 5 from 69 - 76......


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Posted by:

Web design company

Location: USA
Web: My link

Subject: Well done!

Great website I must say!!!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Landmark: Nancy - likely a woman - so no wonder. Along those lines, I've been listening a fair bit to an excellent Other People's Music release from a couple of years ago, the two CD compendium of Handsome Ned's recordings. His big song was "Put The Blame On Me" - a great song, but one that he likely wouldn't've written had he lived longer. (He OD'd at 27.) He obviously wrote the following lines not even realising that were bound to be superfluous, that he'd been assigned the blame at about minute 2 of the proceedings: "This is the last ditch attempt of a desperate man / Tell you what I'm going to do / I want you back / So put the blame on me". Ha!


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: M

Thinking about it, "Absolutely Right" was Nancy's fave. Too bad we don't have Norbert's archives to verify this. Also, no need to bring wives into the "Fortress Of Solitude".


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Dr Feelgood

Bill M First you post a link that shows that there was a band called the Knack decades before “My Sharona” ruined a summer for me and now you have me worried that Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx might just have been around since the 50”s…….I am out of town this Thursday through first week of November – thanks for the notice though…


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Posted by:

Bill M

Landmark: Good of you to recall those details. Of course we husbands would all have identified "Absolutely Right" as our favourite if it didn't hit so close to home (on a daily basis): "I've been thinking about what you told me / rolling it over in my mind / and much to my surprise I find / that you were absolutely right / you've been right all along / you're absolutely right / and I'm wrong".


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Bill it was Lancaster, Ont where the 5MEB hailed from. Back to our old discourse on them, I love "Oh Julianna". You love "Money Back Guarantee". I believe it was Nancy from Burlington who's favourite song was "Signs". "Werewolf" and "Stranger" never made our cut.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Toronto
Web: My link

Kevin J: If you're in town, then I strongly encourage you to catch the special blues Piano-Rama show at the Gladstone on Oct 29. Four excellent blues pianists swapping sets and doing duets. As you're into the older players, it's a great opportunity to see 75-year-old Curley Bridges play especially. As I think it points out in the link, he came here from DC as part of Frank Motley and the Motley Crew in 1955 and basically never left. (The Motley Crew were perhaps the first rockish - jump blues, really - band to play here, and their story - southern group moves to Toronto, and most members gradually get homesick and go home - was essentially repeated a couple of years later by Hawkins and the Hawks.) Bobby Dean Blackburn is no spring chicken either; he's 69 and led one of Toronto's earliest local bands, Bobby Dean and the Gems starting in '57; his sons have their own successful blues-funk band, Blackburn.

Steve: The Stacattos, more successful as the Five Man Electrical Band, were certainly from Ottawa, except their keyboardist, Ted Gerow was from the Montreal area and played in, I believe, very early versions of the Haunted. 5MEB's "Werewolf" is kinda creepy, but also more than kinda Bandish.

I don't think it mentions it in the article linked by Kevin, but among Cockburn's rock groups in Ottawa was the Heavenly Blues, led by Darius Brubeck, who was working at the National Film Board at the time. When Cockburn left, his place was taken by Amos Garrett - who for that reason got to play and sing a song on Darius' first solo record, "Chaplin's Back". Obviously Brubeck thought the group name was pretty good, as he later recorded with the New Heavenly Blue.


Entered at Wed Oct 7 19:23:03 CEST 2009 from bas4-toronto06-1279277996.dsl.bell.ca (76.64.59.172)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Bill M: Whenever I ask about that era – the one guy all other guitarists seem to always mention is Domenic Troiano....even refereneces to him doing some of the Hendrix things before Jimi……….thanks for the heads-up on Bentroots…I really do have to get out more often….. The mention of ChicknDeli in the Bentroots website brings back good memories of some interesting people I had met there while single……woke up one morning to find the lady I had met the night before had her entire place decorated with posters of Rita Marley…when asked why – she responded that it was her way of paying tribute to the person “everyone knew had written all of Bob’s songs”……Fun night but we never saw each other again…….BTW, I do live in town…one of the few left as everyone else I know has moved to the suburbs……to paraphrase RR I don’t think I could live in Mississauga, I don’t think I could even discuss it…..


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Posted by:

Steve

Kevin, I'd always thought, The Staccatos, were a Montreal band. They played at our high school in the late 60's when I was about 14 or so and thought every band that played at our school were from the island of Montreal, almost a foreign place to us off-islanders living in the, quickly being developed, rural farm land south west of the big city.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Kevin J: Yes - Cockburn was said to have been really something on electric in the '60s. I have the impression that you live in Ontario but well outside Toronto. Still, you may find it worthwhile to check out the fortnightly Sunday shows by a band called Bentroots at Gabby's uptown. Group members include long-time Daniel Lanois sidekick Ed Roth on accordion (he's in the group Merryweather shown in the article you linked to) and Michael Fonfara (Rhinoceros, Lou Reed, the Lincolns) on keyboards. Group leader Nick Balkou was in the awesome Great White Cane with Roth and Rick James in the early '70s.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Subject: Bill M and Steve

The attached article has some interesting bits on Bruce Cockburn's early years....I did not know that he was electric before going folk before going electric again.....anyhow I am interested to see which Band song he tackles....


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

I just notice that if you remove "/feature" from the URL that Ryan kindly provided, as I've done above, you get a similar looking page - but with an enticing list of other artists involved in the exercise.


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Posted by:

David P.

Web: My link

Subject: Garth's Gear

From a 1983 Keyboard Magazine interview with Garth, conducted by Bob Doerschuk:

[BD]"How did you get the almost oral tone qualities in your organ part on 'The Great Pretender,' from 'Moondog Matinee'"

[GH]"I believe part of that came from Robbie [Robertson] using some effect pedal on his guitar, but we also borrowed a Mellotron for that, which we mixed in with the Lowery strings. That could have been part of it."

For more info on Garth's gear see article linked above.

Both "Cahoots" and "Moondog Matinee" were recorded at Bearsville Studio. The newly built facility had 16-track equipment, allowing Garth & the others to add more layers of sounds to sweeten the mix.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Garths tribute album.

Ryan, you're the man. This release sounds promising. i wonder (in hope) if Robbie or Levon have any involvement?


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Adam: it's always good to question

But Pat B. is rarely, if ever, wrong on this stuff.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Here's an article with the mellotron references for both songs.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Adam, there are a number of sources for Great Pretender, including IIRC the reissue liner notes and a couple of Mellotron sites. Shakin'--one of the bonus tracks--has some mellotron on it too. I guessed Moon Struck One had it too because of David P's clue which referenced the Moody Blues. I had never heard that Garth built the organ on MSO, and it sounds like a Lowrey to me. What's your source?


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Posted by:

Adam

What is your source? I've always heard that The Moon Struck One featured a pipe organ Garth built himself. As for The Great Pretender, it sounds like Garth's organ sound to me.


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Posted by:

David P.

Pat B: I had a hunch you'd know the answer. Garth borrowed a Mellotron to use on both songs, complimenting his expanding arsenal of instruments. I believe there's some speculation that he might have used the Mellotron on "Third Man Theme" and the Moondog Matinee outtake "Shakin'" also.


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Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: GE Smith

Can't help it, love the man.


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Posted by:

Pat B

David P, would it be that Garth used a tape-playback keyboard called a Mellotron on both?


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Posted by:

David P.

Take something old, something new and add something borrowed, something moody blue :-)


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Garth trivia

In honor of the very active Garth, here's a trivia question:

What do "The Moon Struck One" and "The Great Pretender" have in common, relating specifically to Mr. Hudson?"


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Posted by:

Bill M

David P: You're right. It's out of scope.

Kevin J: You're right too about it being a good list for a jazz guy - or for a rock guy for that matter. But still, what would life be without quibbles? As for sex, the big difference is that the parents only did it because they had to; it's not as if they were enjoying themselves as Letterman appears to have done.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Lists

Bill M: The Humble Pie one made it to his secondary list as did Live at Leeds....all things considered - not a bad take for a jazz guy.

The thought of David Letterman having sex is a bit like thinking of my parents having sex.....I just can't quite come to grips with it!


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: "Think, about the wrong things maybe..."

Mainstream rockness aside, James Brown Live at the Appollo pre-dates the list's 1969-1979 time frame. The great album does have a Band connection -- Henry Glover, who worked with JB at King Records, co-wrote "I Love You, Yes I Do", which was included as part of the "Please, Please, Please" medley.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I'll pile on here - thanks Ryan!

Peter V: This project was mentioned here some months ago, though in the most skeletal way. Nice that there is a promise of more.

Kevin J: I like lists, but "Get Yer YaYas Out" (instead of, e.g., "Live at Leeds")? - gag me with a spoon. Also, a lack of mainstream rockness is no reason to keep JB at the Apollo of any list. And let us not forget Humble Pie at the Fillmore.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Ryan

Super find! I like the cover. I wonder what else will be on it.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Brilliant find, Ryan. Hard to believe that was all under way without us knowing. The cover brings out the melody. There's nothing they could do about the lyrics sadly! I wonder when the album will appear?


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Ryan....Joe

Thanks...I hadn't noticed the link to listen to the song at first click......better than the original...


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Posted by:

joe j

Subject: Moon Struck One

Hey, thanks Ryan.

An oddly engaging cover.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Above link is to a list of best live rock recordings 1969-1979.....quible on Live Bullet not being higher but good to see the Band well represented.....


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Posted by:

Ryan

Location: Canada
Web: My link

Subject: Garth Hudson releasing tribute album!?

I stumbled on to this page announcing the release of a tribute album to The Band from Garth Hudson. There's a recording of The Moon Struck One at http://curvemusic.com/feature featuring Raine Maida (From Our Lady Peace)


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Posted by:

Bill M

dlew: "Gone are the days when retail staff knew their product .... " Yes indeed - and even farther gone are the days when a bookstore's stock was not seen as 'product'.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I Call Your Name and still no one answered......


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Let Them Eat Ammo

Anyone wondering where those pesky pirates from Somalia keep coming up with their weapons, wonder no more. At the same time the US has cut off food aid to the people starving in Somali it has dumped 40 tons of weapons into the country in the last 90 days alone.

Maybe they're aiming to give the NRA'S formula for a safe society a shot, you know the one, if everyone is armed society will become safe and prosperous. Who can see a down side in that.


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Posted by:

Alex Frade

Web: My link

Westcoaster: Sorry about Frankie Rodgers. Sorry too that I still haven't gotten around to sticking that album in the mail to you. But I will. I know Serenity remembers King Ganam and his Sons of the West, and maybe you do to. Another great Canuckistani fiddler whose comp CD I picked up a couple of weeks ago in Shelburne, Ont. (which correctly identifies itself as the fiddling capital). Although he's not on any of the songs on this comp., his vocalist for some of his many RCA 78s and 45s of the '40s and '50s was Evan Kemp, who we've discussed before. Definitely worth watching for, and worth keeping in mind that Garth Hudson named checked them in his recitation of Band influences.


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Posted by:

Nick

Interesting version of all creation by The Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZjRMwP71t4


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Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

Subject: opinion

I'm just trying to digest the very idea that anyone would wonder if they should go see the man who wrote the blueprint for rock and roll electric guitar.

It's Chuck FREAKIN' Berry - of course you go.

I wouldn't look for him to duckwalk across the stage, but I can't imagine it'll suck.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Long shots

There was also that celebrated uninterrupted scene, David P., in Michael Cimino's "Deerhunter" as the hunters stopped for a pee-break while en route to their cabin in the woods. It ran 3-4 minutes, as I recall, and I believe it was a one-take shot as well.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey biffalo bull....Long time no "see". Five years later Willy DeVille has Toronto's Paul James for the journey. He fits right in with similar hair but I'm sure at this time he would have preferred to perform his own brand of music. Anyway, I never saw Paul with Willy's band.

Hi Serenity. Yeah, Willy has a very strong macho persona but you can tell by his love songs that he's all heart. He was a very talented and underrated musician. He was followed more closely in Europe and had a strong cult following in Toronto and NYC. Btw, while being treated for Hepatitis C the pancreatic cancer was discovered.

"Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the blood. The infection can cause liver inflammation that is often asymptomatic, but ensuing chronic Hepatitis can result later in cirrhosis and liver cancer.

It is a disease spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person. Hepatitis C is often associated with used needles." About 4.5 million Americans suffer from hepatitis C, which is hard to detect but can cause scarring of the liver and lead to cirrhosis."



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Posted by:

Dlew919

Subject: bashful bill

I once asked a bookseller in a national franchise if they stocked montaigne's essays. she asked who it was by... Again, true story. Gone are the days when retail staff knew their product ....


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Posted by:

David P.

Web: My link

Subject: Roll camera, action...

Long, uninterrupted camera shots in films are a rarity. Film buffs will point out the famous 3 1/2 minute tracking shot in the opening of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil", shot from high above with a crane-mounted camera. Robert Altman later paid homage to Welles with his own continuous 8 minute tracking shot in the opening of "The Player".

Martin Scorsese also used the technique to great effect in "Goodfellas" with the uninterrupted 3 minute Steadicam tracking scene of Ray Liotta & Lorraine Bracco entering the Copacabana nightclub through the sidedoor as "Then He Kissed Me" by The Crystals plays in the background (see above link). Scorsese later used the same technique in the scene tracking into & out of the counting room in "Casino".


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Posted by:

Peter V

No gripe, for 83 it's phenomenal. It's just on the scale of not counting ages that it's a fair tad below his best.I'm back to listening to 60s Chuck tonight.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

You really are a tough audience…I just hope I can still play guitar at 83 let alone do a duck-walk………then again, with his daughter in his band …it might just be the first time Chuck has toured and not been able to pull babes from the crowd…that realization alone might account for the semi-spoken version of JBG by the brown eyed handsome man…


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Posted by:

Bill M

Some days ago someone noted that Dylan had acknowledged borrowing the tune for "Blowing In The Wind" from "No More Auction Block". I had nothing to say at the time, as I didn't know the latter tune at all. But now I do, having found it to be among the songs sung by Paul Robeson at at least one of his "Peace Arch Concerts" at the BC/WA border in '53 and '54 (or something like that), a CD of which I found lying around the office on the weekend. I have to say that while I can hear bits of "No More Auction Block" in the Dylan song, I'd've suggested that Dylan may have borrowed them via Seeger's "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", which is basically the same tune as the one Robeson was singing.

The Robeson CD also has a rather funereal version of "Jacob's Ladder". I guess it's the same lyrics but definitely a very different - not just faster - tune in Springsteen's rousing "Jacob's Ladder" on his "Live in Dublin" CD.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Chuck

I watched the Chuck bit. While creditable for his age, it's not really very good, is it? The semi-spoken version of Johnny B. Goode, the band, the odd signature fills. Scotty Moore when I saw him was much nearer his younger self. But it is easier on guitar.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Exactly …

As David pointed out, running 35 mm cameras for more than a few minutes was uncharted territory. You never need to do it feature film.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: TLW

Another important consideration regarding the use of 35mm cameras for "The Last Waltz" was the time limitation dictated by film reel capacity, usually from 10 to 20 minutes max. At any one time during the filming, I imagine different cameras were having to stop to re-load, in addition to problems with over-heating and conserving battery power. In shooting a live concert, the director & film crew can't exactly yell "cut" and stop filming after just a few minutes as they do during a normal feature film.


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Posted by:

Steve

Actually when,Peter, saw him, Leonard, was just a young punk of 74. No wonder he was so impressive.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

L.Cohen just turned 75...not 76....give him a year and he might be playing 4 hour shows instead of 3 hour ones....his concerts are still selling out in less than 2 hours everywhere......Truly amazing......meanwhile Lady GaGa and others are cancelling shows due to poor ticket sales.....love the outfits though!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Above link: Hazel at The Last Waltz

Bob’s 30th anniversary concert was held, unfortunately, during the “foggy years” period…….a bunch of hugely public events - Grammy awards, prime time television appearances, etc. were also on during this period and Bob’s abysmal live performances at all of them did a lot of damage to his reputation…….although die-hard fans knew that he had pulled himself together long before the MTV Unplugged taping a few years later – it was in fact the airing of the MTV Unplugged that announced in a big way that the great man had not totally lost the plot and was going to be a force for years to come…..I like to think that Winston Watson’s drumming had a lot to do with kick starting Bob back to life in the 90’s…………


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Web: My link

Chuck Berry is still Rockn in his 80's....not prime but not embarrassing himself either...


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Posted by:

Bill M

Westcoaster: Sorry about Frankie Rodgers. Sorry too that I still haven't gotten around to sticking that album in the mail to you. But I will.

I know Serenity remembers King Ganam and his Sons of the West, and maybe you do to. Another great Canuckistani fiddler whose comp CD I picked up a couple of weeks ago in Shelburne, Ont. (which correctly identifies itself as the fiddling capital). Although he's not on any of the songs on this comp., his vocalist for some of his many RCA 78s and 45s of the '40s and '50s was Evan Kemp, who we've discussed before. Definitely worth watching for, and worth keeping in mind that Garth Hudson named checked them in his recitation of Band influences.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: The Book That Keeps On Being Given

Nb, only one of the 63 copies of Levon's book, AKA The Bible, I have is available for BC but I'm sure once Norm gets finished looking at the pictures he can pass it on to you. I have one copy for each province and territory and one for each US state.

When I say copy I mean copy. It's not as easy to copy Levon's musings as it is his music. The copies are all hand written by me.

When I asked Robbie to autograph Levon's autobiography he said, " no problem, I've never been reticent to put my name on any of Levon's work". What a great guy! I see it as his opening move in making amends with Levon, I guess the next move is up to Mr Helm.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: No profit for a prophet in his own country

Similarly, as I mentioned years ago, the main Virgin store in Chicago had no one who'd heard of Howlin' Wolf. The guy on the counter was helpful … he asked a couple of others, then went and found a 20 year old African-American guy to ask, who hadn't heard of him either (and was kind of insulted at being asked "as it was a blues singer".)

Thanks for the info on the current Chuck Berry Band, Jeff. I'll give it a shot. Leonard Cohen was awesome at 76, but Chuck's pushing 83 and while the Sisters of Mercy is contemplative and slow, Johnny B. Goode requires a degree of tearing it up, and the duck walk can't get any easier. Still, it'd be worth it even if it's Worried Life Blues and Deep Feelin'.


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill(again)

Location: Minoa, NY(still)

Subject: Nothern Boy

I know you were being somewhat facetious in your story, but it reminds me of the time some years back my ex-wife couldn't find a copy of Gone With The Wind at the bookstore. She asked the clerk if they had a copy stashed somewhere and turns out that the clerk had never even heard of it.......Amazing but true.......


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Posted by:

Pat B

That's Jim Gordon playing drums on the full band version--about as laid back as I think I've ever seen or heard.


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: Austin City Limits

We get it 11PM Saturday night here, and last night it was DMB, no sign or mention of Levon. No offense to DMB fans but they do nada for me. At 7PM Saturday's PBS does Lawrence Welk. I could easier do an hour of that than DMB....Has anyone yet seen Levon's Austin City Limits?


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: Norm, I Know What You're Thinking

That the "Marie is only six-years old" lyric in "Memphis" alludes to Marie Osmond, whom I coincidentally just alluded to myself. If you're going to go to all the trouble of doing the math, just remember the song was around before '64 when Johnny Rivers did his cover version of it. You're welcome. NB


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hoops & Guitars

Hey Northern Buoy, good to hear from you. Quite some difference alright. I was just out in my court shooting some hoops. I called you but I guess you didn't hear.

Now I'm in here with the guitar in hand playing with ol' Johnnie. Man it's another beautiful day in paradise. Susan and I were just discussing when I was out in the court and she was up on the deck. We got settled in here the last week in April, and we haven't recorded a full week of rain yet. Only five days total of rain since we moved here. Also very little wind this summer, and it's still like summer..

Thanks NB...........good stuff.


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Posted by:

NB

Web: My link

Subject: "Memphis" Encore: A Study In Contrasts

Now check out the very same song. Aside from Johnny's marked change of hair style, check out the dramatic difference in audience response. That collectively constipated earlier bunch are completely put to shame by these folks, squirming around like they've all had waaaaaay too much All-Bran in the morning! Also note Johnny's Dylanesque vocals part way through the song.

Quiz time: Which of the following two musical events will transpire first ?

1) Johnny Rivers gets inducted into the RRHOF or

2) Marie Osmond's 51 year-old brother finally decides to "man-up" and drop the diminutive "Donny".

(Maybe Friend(0 and Pat B. could get a few rounds out of that one). NB


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Posted by:

NB

Web: My link

Subject: "Memphis" by Johnny Ramistella, (for Norm)

Check out this smokin' version, Norm. And just as we're directed to do by the adverbially challenged TLW, PLAY LOUD ! At the bottom of the first page of comments, some guy called Norbert posts the names of Johnny's great line-up here, (but Sonny Bono on keyboards is the only one that I personally recognized). The band particularly smokes in the last 30 seconds, but it appears wasted on the collectively constipated audience they're playing in front of. Rivers has not been back to the Siver Reef, but I've been checking. NB


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Stevon, since you've got Levon's book in such copious quantities, feel free to fire one my way (that is, if your offer is open to all British Columbians). Every time I've gone into a bookstore and asked for "This Wheel's Asleep", the autobiography that Levon Helm wrote about himself", I've just been given this blank, perplexed look like they think I've just had a lobotomy.

And even after I tell them that "Levon used to be but isn't anymore, the former drummer in the band that called itself The Band, a band which likewise used to be but isn't anymore", their expressions don't really change and the book title STILL means nothing to them ! Man, if I were in the book-selling trade, I'd make a point of knowing my titles waaaay better than those Clown College graduates. It makes me flaming mad just thinking about it. The old Joni Collins song "Send In The Clowns" sure comes to mind, doesn't it ? NB


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Posted by:

Steve

Peter, is that the way it went back when they were using 35 mm filming, only every second or third song got filmed at concerts or was TLW a special occasion? Do cameras have to move enough for a stage that size that the angles of cameras are constantly being changed. Seems to me Clapton, Bob, Van and Butterfield were all standing in about the same place.

I've only ever seen one concert being filmed and it was a single performer so there wasn't a lot of camera shifting.


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Posted by:

Nick

Peter, not sure what "you" were told and who knows... maybe your hypothetical is correct but what is fact is there was no intention of shooting any of Muddy's songs and the song that was filmed was a happy accident because Kovacs didn't get the word to lay down. This is what Scorcese "told us".


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Great picture of Garth on What's New.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Subject: Berry Band

The drummer, Keith Robinson, is minimally very good, often very excellent, usually depending on what bass player is in the band he is playing with. The piano player, Bob Lohr, is also an excellent musician. He is also a criminal defense lawyer (may help his relations with Chuck). The bass player is the same guy Chuck's had for ages, Jim Marsala, I think is his name. Chuck's daughter, Ingrid is a very good singer,can be excellent, and you and your imagination should enjoy her harmonica playing enough that the Mrs. may later be indebted to Ingrid personally. Chuck's son, Charles Jr, if I recall correctedly, has stated in interviews something akin to he is taking advantage of this opportunity to learn how to play guitar. Last time I saw, back in 05, that was the band. He ain't about to drop Lohr, Robinson, or Marsala, can't imagine his kids having anything they'd rather do,. Could he add someone, sure, but not likely.

Is it worth going, depends how you look at it. Depends how Chuck feels that night. If he tunes his guitar, if he charges the batterys even.

teh hjyt, rge wthey.

Got that?


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Address

Steve just send it c/o Santa Claus, North Pole BC.......

If you didn't see my e mail ad a few posts back, it's tugmanatshawdotca Since I moved and have new service, I can't find you e mail


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Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

Subject: R&R HOF

I would imagine that the Band guys want to avoid an unpleasant scene like CCR had at their induction.

It must have been ugly backstage. All the guys (except Tom Fogerty RIP), came to the mic and said all the right things. Then John Fogerty said he would not play music with the others when they were to perform. So Clifford and Cooke left in a huff, Fogerty played the CCR set with a bunch of others musicians (which included Robbie).

But none of us are atually in the minds of Robbie and Levon are we. May they both be happy and continue to make music for years to come.


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Posted by:

Steve

Norm, I'll need an address, and remember you're not getting the Robbie autographed copy.

JTull, you're right there is no evidence out there, anywhere, pointing to that as being the reason for the no show, but anything is possible.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Another Van interview.

J Tull Fan: Your best posts ever! Also your post where you alerted ous to Robbie's upcoming CD. You got the scoop first from the radio station you heard.

More places of interest for the kiddies in Toronto:

Royal Ontario Museum check out hands on rooms and of course the dinosaur room but it's nothing compared to what you'd find at NYC's Natural History Museum.

Art Gallery of Ontario check out hands on room for families and the Henry Moore sculptures!

Science Centre

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Children if there's a play for very young children.

Harbourfront

Canadian National Exhibition if you visit later in August and up until LaboUr Day.

Oh and don't forget we pronounce zzzz....zed if you're going to teach them the Canadian alphabet. ;-D

Here's a great little chant for the three year old which is said with actions.

Crackers and crumbs

Crackers and crumbs (both done with patching actions which are tapping both hands on thighs)

These are my fingers

These are my thumbs

These are my eyes

These are my ears

They'll all grow big in the next ten years!!

Don't get me started as I could go on forever as I've taught from JK to Grade 6. :-D


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Garth's picture

Jan; I forgot to say, what a great picture of Garth, that's a nice change.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Book

Well send me the copy then Steve. That would be a nice gift from you. I'll send you a copy of the CD, as soon as Eddy gets back and I get my gawd damn master so I can get this done.

No wise cracks Steve or I'm comin' after yuh myself. Ever hit man I've sent fucked up!

Joe Jennings.....you criminal. You should tell that joke here......how the Newfies are always taking advantage of us common folk. I near fell over with that one.


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Posted by:

Steve

Norm, you can read Levon's words on the subject in his own book. If you don't have a copy I can send you one of my 37 copies. As I told, Jan, the only copy that I can't give away is the the one autographed by Robbie. That goes without saying. It's the closest they may ever get to each other.


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Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: PMs friends

Link to Canadian PM admitting to getting high with a little help.


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Posted by:

Peter V

If you look through the TLW set list, and then the stuff that got filmed, they filmed Muddy’s second, Clapton’s second, Van Morrison’s second, Neil Young’s first of two, Joni’s first of three. The number of "second" songs suggest lining up the angles etc in the first before rolling film. Using 35 mm, and needing time for cameras to cool in those days, they had storyboarded in advance, and we’re told Scorsese had never intended to film every song. The fact that the other songs never turned up as bonus tracks on the remastered DVD supports that. The jam stuff was at the end when they could roll off what was left.

The single camera on Muddy is outstandingly effective anyway, but I thought it was only the Dylan set when un-pre-planned cameras rolled. That’s why Dylan decided to reprise Baby Let Me Follow You Down, to the evident surprise of The Band, because it hadn’t been filmed first.

CHUCK BERRY … coming to town with “His St. Louis Band” on a British tour next month. Worth it or not? The support are The Blues Band who are always good. But is Chuck going to do a set, or will it be a B.B. King couple of solos? I want to book today but am somewhat wary given his age.


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Posted by:

Nick

Listening to what Van Morrison said on the sub, it only reinforces what Helm has said re TLW on some level. Also as for Muddy almost being asked to leave the show due to time constraints, well that's just reprehensible considering who Muddy Waters is and how much The Band loved his music. That this was even considered explains why Scorcese chose that moment to lay down the cameras. They didn't respect the mojo man! luckily camera man Kovacs rolled on Mannish Boy alone. They did deliberately not shoot one of Muddy's tunes however, cause he did two. It's possible its just coincidence but no wonder Levon got pissed! I just read the excellent bio of MW by Sandra Tooze with a forward by Clapton. Levon Helm provides some excellent quotes.


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Agreement

JTF: Thank you for your response, because that is exactly what I meant. I think Robbie probably would have been proud to be there, and probably sad not to. But as you say, "being the better man" to leave it to them.

I thought the same thing. I believe it was Lars, who likened it to a divorce. Well I've had that sad experience, and sometimes you have to put feelings aside, (generally for good of the children.) and be that kind of man to think of others involved.

In the case of musicians, and things like inductions into the HOF, whether one sees any significance in that institution or not. The consideration is the fans. Now believe me they all owe the fans who got them there with what they do. A person may feel, well I've worked hard, I owe no one. That's never true. We all owe the fans, even a little repsect.

It puts me in mind of a night long ago, playing in the American Hotel, one of the worst dives in Vancouver. But! one of the best money places to play. A watering hole that was one of the highest on the scale of beer sales. A lot of old down and out power drinkers with nothing else in their lives. We were on the stage one night, watching some of these really rough characters. Little Danny Smith, who was playing lead guitar for me looked down and says, "Well I'm never going to look to far down my nose at any of them, 'cause that beer they are drinking is making us a lot of money. One has to never loose sight of those facts.

High Serenity......hope you're well love. I wondered why I haven't heard from you in a long while. Have you got the e mail right??????/ tugmanatshawdotca


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Westcoaster, my only point was that perhaps Robbie was being or at least trying to be the bigger man at Bob's 30th but I have no real facts to go on. Also, I feel that this feud puts us, as fans in an awkward position that we feel forced to take sides on an issue we can never really know the truth about. I got caught up in it once and I found it unhealthy.


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Posted by:

Serenity

Web: My link

LINK: Came across this vid of a version of "Long Black Veil" that I haven't seen/heard before. Check it out...

Hi all! Love all your posts, whenever I get time to read them all. Just checking in again, to let you know I'm still around.

Kitchener is being honored by 2 great music performers. Bob Dylan will be here next month. Standing in line for tickets is a no-no for me.

Emmylou Harris will be here on October 20th. Tickets are; $44.50 & $64.50. She will be with the Red Dirt Boys. Can't make that one either.

As the Duke Ellington song says: "Don't Get Around Much Anymore".[ No sympathy, please. I just don't like going out too much].

STEVE & CHARLIE Y: Ken Burns' "Parks" was a wonderful series, as only he can bring. I have the series,"Civil War" and it is my all-time fave vids. His "Baseball" also a goodie too. He was on a late show before it aired, and said there was a lot of work putting it together. Canada's Jasper Park is one place that we are very proud of.

BEG: Good vids as usual. Not too bad a singer. Why do they die so young, and the baddies are still walking the streets or in jail. doesn't seem fair. The TO Museum is a nice place to see. I was there many moons ago, and found it very interesting. Thanx for all the great vids, and also from all you guys.

NORM: Hi, kiddo. How are you? Sent you stuff to your e-mail addy, but it always gets returned. Poor MIKE & DAVID L. have to "suffer" through my "goodies". I'm having fun, so hope no one minds too much.

NORBERT: Hi to you too. Hope everything is going well in your new home.

Until Next time LOVE AND PEACE xoxoxo



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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Clarity

J.Tull; I'm not sure of your meaning, and I'm also not sure if I put down what was in my mind accurately.

I'm sure not picking sides, however I can't see Robbie as a spiteful person in anyway. So my point was, I don't believe he would not show at Bob's party to "spite" any one or for any such reason.

I am most certainly not privey to how Levon Helm feels, or what he thinks. The senario that has gone on forever is that Levon is the one who seems to feel, slighted, leftout, screwed over financially and not accorded just dews for his efforts. That is what has been displayed here forever. Whether he acctually said any thing like that or not I can't verify. I never heard him say it.

It just seems he never showed up for the RRHOF induction over these sour grapes. I don't know, maybe he had a cold. It just seems to me that a lot of people whether bored or for what ever reason like to make these speculations to start some kind of discussion or argument to keep a "BAND THREAD" going.

Now that is just my impression.............


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Westcoaster, I don't know if you are right on that, but I've learned that if I am going to be a fan of The Band, I am going to get of the boat on speculating. It's between the members, and I am not going to get involved or invested in it. It's like being a friend of a couple that has a bitter breakup; choosing sides or having an opinion just becomes a losing situation. You talk to both separately and leave it between them and don't let one turn you against the other.


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Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

Damn, I have to remember to do the

paragraph thing


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: What a can of worms

What a can of worms to open up and speculate on. I would think it's pretty obvious, as what went on at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. I think Levon showed no class and a childish attitude on that night. I also still like to hear Robbie sing t"The Weight" on that show. I think he did it justice.

Wouldn't it be obvious that Robbie Robertson would just stay out of that situation on that night to let them have their show. That is a no win situation for him. Had he shown up there would be those that would say he tried to take over. This whole scene is a lot of bullshit


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Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

The title of that Imus album is actually, "This Honkey's Nuts". The album cover showed the "I-Man" with his tounge sticking out, and the tounge was actually raised off the cover. Imus has been playinf alot of snippets off "Electric Dirt" lately as he goes into a commercial break. he always announces it as "the GREAT, Levon Helm". He really loves Levon.


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Posted by:

Bayou Sam

Location: ny

Nice story Brien.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Dylan's 30th

Is it true Robbie refused to show up? I am not aware of any post TLW between him and Dylan, but Dylan seemed in good standing with the rest of The Band and vice versa through the years. In any case, perhaps Robbie was just being gracious by not bringing conflict to Bob's big night. After all, this was perhaps the biggest stage the reformed Band were to ever be on, not counting Roger Water's The Wall Live in Berlin. Robbie did them a favor by letting them have the spotlight.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: The Levon Helm Band: ACL Festival Simulcast Link

Thanks Tony. Glad I happened to check in here just as the simulcast got underway. Man, that hour went by fast! NB


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Posted by:

Lars

Location: "The falling leaves......."

Subject: "Masterpiece" by the (Reformed) Band

Norbert- I don't have any strong feelings about Robbie appearing with the Reformed Band on Dylan's big night, except that it would probably be an awkward situation. Would Robbie be standing off to one side? Because he really never was the guitarist for That Band on stage, that spot was occupied by Jim Weider. If they had a seventh chair would he sit down next to Garth? He just wouldn't have fit in, in my opinion. So he probably didn't want to be like "the odd man out."

I've never been through a divorce, but it would be like a man who got a divorce, and then was asked to be best man at his ex-wife's next wedding. Perhaps it would have been effective if they (OQ) put five chairs in a row and left one empty, in tribute to Richard. Probably someone would be angry about that. There was probably a way to include RR, but I'm not so sure Levon would have gone along with it. In the end, it would symbolize "The Weight:" good intentions up against a lack of cooperation.


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Posted by:

Tony

Web: My link

Subject: Austin City Limits

See The Levon Helm Band Live at Austin City Limits ~ Saturday, October 3, 7pm EST


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Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

from YouTube (Dylan 30):"

"It's so fucked up that Robbie wasn't there. I know that Robbie and Levon had some big issues, but damn, this was Bob's night, Bob's song, and you should lay aside your crap to honor someone that brought you into the public eye. They'd already lost Richard. Why not show up for one freaking song. Would there have been a "Big Pink" w/o Dylan? Probably not"


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Posted by:

Pat B

Tim, the footage of Rick in the trailer for the movie is from Festival Express.


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Posted by:

Tim

Location: boston
Web: My link

Subject: Chelsea Hotel

Footage of rick appears, according to article.


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Posted by:

Steve

Charlie, I now have a better understanding of the anger many Americans expressed when Bush and Co started talking about drilling for oil in the National Park in Alaska.

I wasn't aware of the hatred that had been directed by Alaskans at Jimmy Carter and The National Park Service at the time he invoked the Antiquities Act to by pass the Senate where the bill was being filibustered by an Alaskan senator. What a man of integrity and courage, John Cook, is. The existence of the parks so often depended on just one person taking up the cause and refusing to take no for an answer.

What was it, Muir, referred to the first cars that came into the parks as, insects on wheels?

Brien, I think Rick must be in the air. I was mixing cement again today( a farm workout) and was listening to my old mp3player that has about 250 songs on it. 40 are by the Band or individual members. The first five songs it played were Caledonia Mission, Cryin Heart Blues, Twilight ( Rick solo) Stage Fright and Turn To Stone.

I thought Turn To Stone probably was Rick referring to the floor I was making and your biceps. The next song was Cash On The Barrel Head by Gram and Rick was gone.


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Subject: Sorry

It is of course "Charlie" (not Carlie).


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries
Web: My link

Subject: Carlie Y's thread: nature

Good to see CHARLIE Y mentioning YOSEMITE in this gb. We have enjoyed some of our best crispy October mornings in our lives in Yosemite! - Here in Nordic Countries we have similar "paradise". In Finland for sure, but here in Sweden my favorite is the rural mining district from the Middle Ages and beyond "Bergslagen", not so far away from Stockholm and its Airport. (See the link.) Great nature and history of social-democratic labour movement as well.


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Posted by:

biffalo bull

Subject: stuff you gotta watch

mink deville did a pretty good good tune called "bacon fat", a great rock and roll actor, may he rest in peace. funny, was thinkin about him this past week, thnx for the post beg


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Norbert's thread: musicians who don't drink

Musicians should not play live as drunk. Unfortunatelly - I mean UNFORTUNATELLY!!! Rick and Levon and Garth(!?) were stoned to 100% when they played at Järvenpää Blues Festival in Finland for a long time ago. It was a shame, it was a disaster. I could hardly admit that I am The Band fan after this scandal. The leading Finnish newspaper wrote only one line: "This should NOT happen".


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Ken Burns on America's National Parks

Steve: I watched as much of the series on PBS this week as I could and I loved it. In many ways it may be the most important thing Ken Burns has done. I thought that piece of music you mention at the beginning might have been a Robbie recording, but wasn't sure. The music throughout was perfect as is usual with works by Mr. Burns.

I'm hoping some young people watched the history of America's National Parks, inspiring them to immerse themselves in nature for a while and get the f&$# away from whatever electronic device they're on. That's what I plan to do. As someone who grew up with a lot of exposure to nature, I find it sad that so many young people are so removed from it today. That's one of the things that brought me to The Band, their early rural image. Maybe their Canadian roots influenced that--after all, Yosemite National Park is wonderful, but Canada's Jasper National Park is two million acres of untainted beauty.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I knew Willy of Mink Deville (William Paul Borsey Jr) was very ill but only found out last night that he had passed. He was part of my growing up and wild times while in University. Yeah, I studied too. lol This was the time of (punk/new wave). Even my older brother digged his music a lot. As soon as I received an email last night that had confimed his passing (I have no idea how I missed this!!) I had to play this song. I'm thankful I saw his group Mink Deville up close at Edgerton's two nights in a row when he was with his first wife. The other time was at Massey Hall when he was on a bill with Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe.

Willy Deville (August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. First with his band Mink DeVille (1974–1986) and later on his own, DeVille in his 35-year career created songs that are wholly original yet rooted in traditional American musical styles. DeVille worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo. The typical DeVille song—if any of his songs can be called "typical"—is filled with romantic conviction and yearning. Latin rhythms, blues riffs, doo-wop, Cajun music, strains of French cabaret, and echoes of early-1960s uptown soul can be heard in DeVille's work.

Mink DeVille was a house band at CBGB, the historic New York City nightclub where punk rock was born in the mid-1970s. DeVille helped redefine the Brill Building sound. In 1987 his song "Storybook Love" was nominated for an Academy Award. After his move to New Orleans in 1988, he helped spark the roots revival of classic New Orleans R&B. His soulful lyrics and explorations in Latin rhythms and sounds helped define a new musical style sometimes called "Spanish-Americana".[1] Jack Nitzsche said that DeVille was the best singer he had ever worked with.[2]

Critic Robert Palmer wrote about him in 1980, "Mr. DeVille is a magnetic performer, but his macho stage presence camouflages an acute musical intelligence; his songs and arrangements are rich in ethnic rhythms and blues echoes, the most disparate stylistic references, yet they flow seamlessly and hang together solidly. He embodies (New York's) tangle of cultural contradictions while making music that's both idiomatic, in the broadest sense, and utterly original."[3]

Doc Pomus, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member with whom he penned several songs, wrote about him, "DeVille knows the truth of a city street and the courage in a ghetto love song. And the harsh reality in his voice and phrasing is yesterday, today, and tomorrow—timeless in the same way that loneliness, no money, and troubles find each other and never quit for a minute."[4]

Critic Thom Juric about him, "His catalog is more diverse than virtually any other modern performer. The genre span of the songs he’s written is staggering. From early rock and rhythm and blues styles, to Delta-styled blues, from Cajun music to New Orleans second line, from Latin-tinged folk to punky salseros, to elegant orchestral ballads—few people could write a love song like DeVille. He was the embodiment of rock and roll’s romance, its theater, its style, its drama, camp, and danger."[5]

His sometime collaborator Mark Knopfler said of DeVille, "I've been an admirer of Willy's since hearing his stunning voice on the radio for the first time. He has an enormous range, with influences from all corners of the country, from Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and New Orleans music to Latin, folk-rock, doo-wop, Ben E. King style soul and R&B—all part of the New York mix. The songs he writes are original, often romantic and always straight from the heart."[6]

DeVille died of pancreatic cancer in the late hours of August 6, 2009 in a New York hospital. He was 58 years old.[7][8][9]



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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Speaking of being ripped-off

I bought You Win Again when it came out.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Tis A Small World

Empty, last week I mentioned I was at a local sawmill having some logs sawed. The owner told me that when he was finished with my job he had received an order for some inch thick cedar lumber from a Jewish group in NY City. They wanted the wood to build soukahs. He had no idea what a soukah was but was happy to get the work, it was a enough lumber to fill a semi trailer.

I don't know if anyone else watched Ken Burn's latest epic film, The National Parks, but it was another great piece of work. The first thing you heard in the opening seconds of the 12 hour story was the beginning of one of Robbie's songs from Red Road Ensemble. I think it was the beginning of Coyote Dance. The Dead's, Sugar Magnolia, was the last song ( I think) in the sound track. What an incredible amount of dedication to a dream by a diverse group of far thinking people spread over more than a century against forces that would have crushed most people. Marge, now wants to visit all the parks. Yikes!


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Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

to be read listening to the linked above song


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Posted by:

Empty Now

Web: My link

I may had to look behind the slightest stone of the old Medina, I was not able to understand nor to explain the true reason which ties these people of an indestructible link to this city which was formerly nicknamed “Jerusalem of Maghrib”, I could only imagine that these people are a substantial part of the constant collective soul of my city.
I once wrote in an article of a local newspaper “…I recognized him in first ones glance, what a strange person was this […], he seemed utterly stranger to the matters of this world, he was from all the nations and from none at the same time, [….], but one would have sworn that a visceral tie bonded him with this city which is mine…”


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Posted by:

jh

Test.


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Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Novaks

Link to video of Newfoundland's finest "The Novaks" featuring Elliott Dicks on drums

1:50 of kickass rock.


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Posted by:

joe j

Web: My link

Subject: Roseanne Cash

Link is to NPR featuring Roseanne's latest which does include a version of 'Long Black Veil'.



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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Pat, even though you've spun the dreidel, i see no need to answer a spin on a question I've answered already.


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Posted by:

Ari

Subject: The Last Waltz saved the earth

What are your favorite music movies? I love “The Last Waltz.” I structured “An Inconvenient Truth” around the structure of “The Last Waltz.” I used it as a map. The one that really helped me with this movie is “No Direction Home,” the (Martin) Scorsese movie about Bob Dylan. The tension in that movie is “How did this guy become Bob Dylan?” The movie is about what is the magic, but (Scorsese) always circles it. That’s what I wanted to do with this.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: Levon's Dog, Muddy

Levon and his dog, Muddy (a.k.a. "Mud the Stud"), are featured in Kinky Friedman's new book, KINKY'S CELEBRITY PET FILES. Other subjects in the book with connections to The Band include Emmylou Harris and her dogs, and Dr. John and his dogs. Van Morrison isn't mentioned. Ripped off again.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: Van the Ripper ?

Van does go on about being ripped off. But it's been said of him, perhaps unfairly, that some night's he brings his soul to the concert and on other nights he just brings his body. I've seen him when he's been quite good, and I've seen him when he's been disappointing. But I've never seen him do even one song that was on a par with "Caravan" from TLW. On the night he was disappointing he did one verse of "Moondance"and left the stage for the rest of the song, leaving the Vanettes to finish. Maybe he was a bit ill that night, or suffering from stage fright or something. But if not, then on that occasion (and probably others), Van wasn't the ripped off party. NB


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

I thought I'd share with you that I had a visit from Rick today. Today is our 10th anniversary and anyone who's been around here long enough knows the Band connection. But what confirmed this for me was what took place this morning. After dropping the kids off at school I came home and got into a pair of shorts and an old shirt and went into my basement to workout for a while. Everytime I work out when no one is home, I crank up the music. I have a 50 rack cd player and after turning it on, I hit random. This morning, the first song that came on was Rick's version of Twilight from Breeze Hill. That cd hasn't come up in so long, I forgot it was even in there - it brought such a smile to my face and I just had to say Thank You. But that wasn't all. In the cd player is Rick's first solo record and an older version of Rock of Ages cd 1 - that's it of Band and solo material. I have to say, I haven't heard that much music just keep playing from those records almost the entire time I was working out which was about 45 minutes. When I finished, I smiled again, but I smiled a lot during all this and simply said, thanks for droppping by, thanks for being such a part of our wedding and thanks for truly making the world a better place. It was a great 10th anniversary present from an old friend.


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Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

Subject: Musician that don’t drink

Watching John Mellencamp’s tube (link), great, but now I wonder that, musicians that don’t drink, just have too much energy to make a show perfect? Could be, cheers.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: BEG

Westcoaster, my main problem with BEG (the song, not our friend from Toronto)is that I have heard it so many times it has lost any impact on me other than to make me want to turn the station. Other examples of this would be Aqualung for one, much of the Beatles, Margaritaville, Stairway to Heaven, I could go on forever;the entire classic rock playlist. I love the artists but not their hits!


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Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: afew threads behind......

Thanks Peter V, for that info last week from Sid Griffin. I had actually heard about his working on the new Dylan book covering the Rolling Thunder / BOTT / Desire period book from my ex inlaws who are serious deadheads and Dylan fans(I recollect them almost having orgasms away back when the the 2 got together). Aside from Bash I haven't read anything else by Griffin & it'll be interesting to see how he does with a several years period of the Dylan story as opposed to afew months. I can't think of a better way to conclude that story than in Nov 76.....


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Oldies

JTF: I was going to say, I don't think you're old enough to appreciate Brown Eyed Girl the same way. We came from a different place and time. I guess that isn't all true tho'.

My son now, 29 on the 26 of this month plays those songs with his band. He fronts the band sings, plays guitar, and sax, (which he started on at age 8). Songs like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino are regulars for him. But then he's heard them all his life.

I recall a barbecue I was playing at for a friend's 50th birthday. Craig was around 9 or so. He sat on the tailgate of my truck singing along with all the songs I played. A lady, about 50's came over to me looking quite astonished. She said he's singing all those songs. I said well he's been doing it since he was about 3........so it's all in your history I think. If you play, it's pretty hard to avoid hits.


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Posted by:

David P.

Tracy -- It's hard to keep track, because the MGM/UA film library rights have changed hands many times, but I believe that Sony now distributes TLW on home video under the MGM name.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: That Honky's Crazy

What do Van Morrison, Neil Diamond and Don Imus all have in common?

They all, at one time, had a record deal with Bang Records.

Bert Berns died in 1967, before Van Morrison began recording for Warner Bros. Mr. Berns' widow Eileen took over the Bang label which later moved to Atlanta. As part of getting out of his Bang contract, two of Mr. Morrison's songs on "Astral Weeks", "Madame George" and "Beside You". were published by Bang's Web IV Music.

Mr. Imus' "This Honky's Crazy" comedy album was released by Bang in 1974. He still jokes that he's never been paid.

The abrasive Imus is attempting yet another comeback -- beginning next Monday, Oct. 5th, his morning radio show will be simulcast on Fox Business News' cable tv channel (6-9 a.m. ET). The Levon Helm Band is scheduled to appear on this show on Friday Oct. 9th.

No doubt another reason Mr. Morrison has ill feelings about The Last Waltz is the fact that Warner Bros. owns the soundtrack rights and at one time held the home video rights.


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Posted by:

Steve

Peter, I thought your definition might be a tad narrow so I took a look around and since two people, Garth Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell, over at WikiP put some effort into coming up with a workable definition. I'll give you a short section that seems to apply to Van's use of the word.

Propaganda is generally an appeal to emotion, not intellect. It shares techniques with advertising and public relations, each of which can be thought of as propaganda that promotes a commercial product or shapes the perception of an organization, person or a brand... the article goes on to described how the use of the word has evolved over time


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Posted by:

Ilkka

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Garth in Nordic Countries

Thanks Mr. Hoiberg for posting Garth Hudson concert dates in Norway in "What's New". I'll be there somewhere... in fact, I am the loony who will be shouting: "PLAY THE INTRO OF CHEST FEVER!!!!"


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Posted by:

Steve

Kevin, that purple suity jumpy thing he was wearing might be at the bottom of this.

It was interesting to hear the discussion about being a star and his reluctance to accept what goes along with that like the interviews and the projection of an image that the interviews are there to perpetuate. He said he doesn't feel like a celebrity when he thinks of himself and that the friends he still has from the street when he was young don't think of him that way either and that's the way he prefers it.

When the interview was over and Jian was chatting with his next guest about the interview the guy said Van seemed to have trouble being positive about anything. Jian, said the only time he smiled and was positive was when he asked him if performing live gave him pleasure and Van said that was what it's all about for him and always has been.


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Posted by:

Peter V

In many interviews, Van demonstrates that he does not understand the difference between the words propoganda, advertising and marketing. Propoganda is religious or political. Selling a record or an artist is much less dangerous, however much it ruffles the ego.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

“Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative” – Johnny Rotten……….all true but is not just a bit nauseating to hear a multi-millionaire rock star constantly rag on about how everything is just “propaganda man” and how all media is rubbish and how he could sell tickets by not playing the game at all…….all the while espousing these thoughts in a series of interviews to two of the biggest media stars in the US ( Don Imus ) and Canada ( Jian Gom’shi ) while doing “tribute” shows to one of his own multi-platinum albums…..the mind boggles…..


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Posted by:

Peter V

Location: Behind the stadium

Brown Eyed Girl is a great song because it has the exuberance of youth, and it’s instantly danceable. It was never a hit in the UK, but via oldies stations has become his most played track. In the early 80s he didn’t used to do it, then there came a point where he had a fixed encore of Precious Time / Brown Eyed Girl / Gloria (which wasn’t a UK hit either). It got the fair-weather fans on their feet.

It pisses me off when performers are snotty about doing the song that has been their bread and butter for years. Yes, if I see a Band member, I expect The Weight and would feel short-changed if I didn’t get it. On those Danko tapes, I don’t like hearing the audience sing it. I expect Dylan to do Like A Rolling Stone (even if he’s mangled it horribly the last three times). At least Van has the sense not to mangle the song, but he does mangle Cleaning Windows pretty badly in recent years.

I agree that it’s the sartorial aspect of TLW that probably pisses him off. The TLW box set was financed by Paul Allen according to the cover. I shouldn’t think there’s much money washing around it at this point. The DVD's yours for £3.99 at your local supermarket.


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Posted by:

Tracy

Perhaps Van was more pissed off that "The Last Waltz" was distributed through Warner Bro.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl

I personally can't stand the song but every girl I've dated has refused to let me change the station. There is nothing offensive or bad about it, but I have to agree with Van Morrison in that it is nothing special and doesn't deserve the status it is given.I really like Van Morrison and if I ever get to see him live there are dozens of his songs I'd prefer to see performed than BEG. If you like the song I mean no offense, I just tend to prefer an artist's or band's deeper cuts than their hits.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Some years ago, my mother put together photo albums chronicling the lives of our family…..wonderful intentions and great memories…but I do admit to going back and clipping a few pictures from that 75-77 era……nothing purple jumpsuit bad but some outfits that are a little embarrassing to look at…….Van is a special singer songwriter but he is also a grumpy vain old man and that purple thingy he was wearing is at the heart of his discomfort – I an sure……


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Posted by:

Steve

Peter, he addressed what he was up to during the period of the early 70's where he seemed to disappear. He said during that time he had cut himself off from the mainstream industry and that he was performing live in smaller venues which he prefers. He said that he now thinks he should have cut himself off from the industry earlier in his career.

He didn't say he 's ashamed of the performance at TLW, that wasn't his point. Sounds like he thinks he got conned, like everyone else, into giving a free performance that was then profited from by others. At least that's what it sounded like to me.

He also says he's not out to write "hit" songs. He doesn't like to perform , Brown Eyed Girl" not because he's antagonistic towards the people who come to hear it but rather that he finds it a really boring song, boring to perform as well as to listen to.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Thanks BEG!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Van's been ripped off so badly in his life that he barely scrapes into the Sunday Times "Rich List" of the thousand richest people in the UK. If it wasn't for those moth*rfuc*ers at Warner Bros, he'd be in the Top 500.

Reading the biographies which he hates so much he was obviously shafted backwards, forwards and sideways by Bert Berns' Bang Records, who took all the proceeds of his first three Warner albums. That was one hell of a lot of money, and it would piss anyone off deeply not to own rights in your own seminal works. On the other hand, we are talking about forty years ago, and at some point sanity and personal peace means getting past that and looking at what the positives are, and there are enough to counter-balance.

TLW … he might have a beef indeed over money, who knows? His career was definitely on the downward slide at the point where he did TLW, and it's widely credited with reviving interest in him. So much so, that all else pales beside that revival. If he thinks Caravan at TLW was anything to be ashamed of, I've seen him many, many times, and he sometimes equals it. Not always, but sometimes. He's never bettered it.


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Posted by:

Steve

For anyone who doesn't follow BEG's link, here a brief version.

Van had nothing good to say about Rolling Stone, Uncut and Mojo. Unnecessary bullshit propaganda according to Van.

For bands like U2 he recommends leaving the 50 tractor trailers and 3 stages that take 3 days to set up, at home, and get up on a stage and sing. The rest is all bullshit. If you're a singer just get up there and do it.

On TLW he say he wishes he could remove his performance from the movie, it was just another corporate rip off of the performers. If he wants to use his performance from TLW in some fashion he has to pay somebody. When Jian seemed shocked by this and asked if he'd really not want to have been part of this historical concert Van replied that it wasn't historical as far as he's concerned, the historical label was applied by the industry, he singles out all the usual suspects, and says again that it was just hype and a rip off of the performers.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

OOOPS! That should read CITY FARM re RIVERDALE FARM. Remember I don't drink coffee. ;-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Van Morrison interview on Q.

J Tull Fan: Some places of interests for the kiddies to enjoy in Toronto:

Ontario Place

Centre Island

High Park where there are animals as well.

Riverdale Park (not far from my hood) and is the only city zoo. I'll let you know of more when I can.

S.M. :-D


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Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Special People........

Bill Munsen;

I just got off the phone with Brian Larson, (Ed Molyski's bass player, and life long friend). The conversation was, "Brian where in hell is Eddy, I've been phoning him all summer." Well right now he's in Texas. Eddy's wife who is a travel agent gets all these free travel perks which they have to use up in the summer, what's up. "I'm trying to get my gawd damn CD master from him to get it finished now......oops, oh yeah that! He'll be back end of October.

Any way Bill to the point. Brian says, I have to tell you some sad news. Frankie Rogers died a few days ago, and I had just played some tunes with him not long before. He was still a killer player. Frankie was special, and guys like him don't come along that often.

So rest in peace Frankie. I still have one demo tape of a song he played on with me, and he was the best part of that song.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Steve....thanks for the update...


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: "The nucleus was phenomenal, you know?"

This is how Rick Danko remembered the Band:

No other keyboard player, to this day, has approximated Garth's sound.

RD:Well, it was great. It just made everything big, you know? More orchestral.

And more emotional.

RD:Yeah. I once asked Garth about getting away with what he gets away with. And his reply was that he used to play at his uncle's funeral parlor. He'd just listen to the eulogy. And when it was time to push the buttons that made people cry, he would push those buttons [laughs]. That's the thing about Garth: He really plays the song, whether it be a eulogy or whatever.

What does Levon Helm mean to you as a musician?

RD:He has one of those voices that heals people; he's a great healer. And once again, there's only one Levon. We have a great chemistry.

Did you find it easy to set up a bass-and-drum groove with him?

RD: Well, he's one of the best. We played together for 39 years, so we have a chemistry of being economically capable of setting that feeling up, whether it's a punch in the stomach or a slap on the back.

And Richard Manuel?

One of the greatest singers of all time. You know, Robbie [Robbie Robertson] as a songwriter . . . a great songwriter. He's been writing songs since he was five, you know? The nucleus was phenomenal, you know?


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: A man of much music & few words

In a 1985 interview with Ruth Albert Spencer, Garth revealed the following:

"If you send me a transcript [of this interview] I'll go through it. Occasionally I speak properly, but literacy has never been my forte; I was never one for words. I did an interview recently (before 'The Last Waltz' I had done a couple) and I didn't come out too well; that is where I learned my lesson. Something was put in that I would have left out."

[In a postscript Ms. Spencer added that Garth "never returned the copy of our interview which I had sent him."]

Later in the interview he discussed his reluctance to do a filmed interview with Martin Scorsese for inclusion in TLW and had this to say about those segments filmed with the other members in the group:

"Well those other guys, all of them have this tremendous natural literate talent. They spoke eloquently. Levon in particular, who comes from the South, has become a historian and a collector of anecdotes, stories from his own life; he has an incredible wealth of stories. You can take what he says and not have to edit very much. He becomes a storyteller and they are masterpieces; that's where the songs come from.


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Posted by:

Steve

Kevin, just a short note for now on Van's interview. He says TLW was a ripoff. He's sorry he ever did it. He compared it to how the record companies would screw artists over back in the 60's. He explained his experience with that part of his career early in the interview. Says he didn't get a fair shake til he started producing his own records. Gotta go.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Glad that everyone enjoyed the link……….so Steve what was it that Van the Man had to say?……. I hope it wasn’t any form of Band bashing....bubble bursting seems to have become a favorite pastime of just about everyone in all areas of the media and I’m fed up with it……


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Virginia Politics (for Charlie Young)

Charlie, You'll be happy to learn my wife and I intend to vote for Creigh Deeds. I read Bob McDonald's graduate thesis and will do anything to keep this Pat Robertsonian nutcase from reaching higher office.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Yes, Jeff, we all know that about you. But the original question still begs to be answered: if Garth has remained quiet about embarrassing matters, how did you hear?


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: It's Sounding Like A Don't Miss INterview For Band Fans

Jian, of Q, will be airing the hour long Van interview he recorded yesterday with Van starting at 10:30( in 15 minutes). He says fans of The Band and TLW may be shocked by some of the things Van says about that night in 76.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Just A Reminder

Van on CBC's Q sometime between 10 and 11am today.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Subject: HardeeHaHa.

Could be Pete.

That was 8 sans typos. You have three correct.


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Posted by:

Alexander Lees

Location: Scotland

Subject: Ramble

I loved that Link to the 2 brothers who took their 78 year old dad to see Levon at a Ramble.I made tentative plans to go this year but with Levon losing his voice,I have put it off.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Crossword time

An eight letter word from JeffO(..

Could that be "nU%mg$ly"?


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Dlew,
Don't shoot yourself over it.


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Posted by:

PutEmUp(Friend0

Pat, I suppose you may or may not forgive me for leaving out a 8 letter word before the word reticent. You also may or may not figure out what that word is for yourself.

Unlike you I don't pretend to always write exactly what I mean.

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