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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, September 2008


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Subject: New Jersey U.S.A.

“Lo and Behold” certainly is must hearing for Basement Tapes aficionados, and vinyl copies of the Sire label LP are hard to come by, but for those interested in the CD it’s been available on several labels. Bumbles has a copy from a few years ago on the Australian Raven label, and the title is currently in print in print in Britain on the Acadia label. Both the Raven and Acadia versions have a bonus track, an alternative version of “Eternal Circle.”


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Steve: You're welcome. You might enjoy the Montreal Gazette article on the Rabble that you can get to via the link above. Mentions the Haunted in passing, but not you it seems.


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Posted by:

Peter V

NB … or just buy an iMac.


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: Ludite Loser Blues ( Joan/ Bob. W)

Thanks. No luck last night as nothing called Tools comes up or can be found. (Maybe Steve has a PC). I'll just look for anything along the lines of clearing the cache I guess and if all else fails, as it usually does, I'll just borrow my neighbours' 5th-grader. Always an effective, albeit humiliating option. At least I won't be shut out by my lack of Hi-Def at home as I had originally but errogenously concluded. (Hi Bill, BEG).


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Posted by:

Steve

Bill, thanks for yesterday's trip down 67 memory lane with The Haunted and The Rabble. I was only 12 or 13 when I saw each group a couple of times. I remember wondering where these guys had come from, they were so much better than any other groups I got to hear at high school dances. Actually both groups also played in a parking lot at a local mall when I was a little older probably about 15. One of them played Mustang Sally but I don't remember which one.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Another Beck

Then there's the great jazz guitarist Joe Beck, who passed away last July.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: the Band at Starbucks

Above's a link to a not especially helpful part of Starbucks' site. You'll have to take my word for it that "The Weight" by our guys is among the songs on the comp. And you may want to pray, if that's your thing, that it's by the OQ.

Peter V: While I've heard of jeffless Beck, I don't know his music at all. Something about name makes me think that he must sound like Seal.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: NB

The info Steve gave you was what Jan told me. You have to clear out your cache (sounds dirty doesn't it?) Essentially what is happening is your computer is opening to an old page. Computers keep pages like that so they can open websites quicker. If you remove the old page you should be able to go to Jan's "What's New" and get in from there. (I think I said it right Jan.)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: O-Delay

Bill M: Ah! I hadn't realized … so Kevin J had Beck in his fantasy band.That sounds interesting. I thought he had JEFF Beck in his fantasy band.

I had to work for a couple of days circa 1990 with a Jeff Beck fan who played his albums constantly. For me, he was a far better guitarist than composer too. Reputedly not a team player either, but nor were a few British superstars around then.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

Steve,

Answer to your question posted yesterday: No, that's why I try to stay on Norm's good side -- I count on him to kick you a** when you misbehave.

Re: Chickens, other farm animals & the bailout: priceless.

J.F.


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Posted by:

Steve

Abby, there's never been any debate here about bear or bare feet but there has been one case that actually went to the Supreme court here about 10 years ago that might be important, especially for potential male migrators to weigh when deciding if a northern sojourn is in their best interest. Two young women in southern Ontario, while out for a walk on a hot summer day decided to remove their tops and enjoy the sun,topless. A cop handed them a fine for indecent behavior. They argued that men could do it and therefor they should be able to as well. The top court eventually ruled that they had broken no laws and had the right to bare breasts in public. As an American, you might think of it as our much more enlightened second amendment. Now, note, I didn't say bear breasts. No one wants to see them up close and personal.


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Posted by:

abby

Subject: friend0

You been hanging around Mavis Beavis or something?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: There are dead guys in your fantasy band. No wonder Beck got depressed.


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Posted by:

abbistabbi

Location: kaintucky

Subject: Farmer Steve's Commune?

Hey Stevo, ol' buddy, ol' pal - just in case the unimaginable happens that first Tues. in Nov. - ever think of starting a commune up there on your farm? Maybe a commune of Katrina cottages? I think there are probably lots of rock-pickers and/or cow-groomers down below who might want to run if things go sour down here. Huh, Stevo, huh? Questions: Are you allowed to go barefoot/bearfoot in Canada? Are there golden Walmarts on every corner? Is the Adderall free there? In this GB can I change my name as often as I want as long as I'm not causing any trouble? Huh? Huh?


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Posted by:

Friend0

Forgive me for not saying it sooner, but the Robertson/Willis fronted band (The Moonlighters?) once again proves that Peter & I do some damn good collaborative musical work.

Hollywood may come calling for us Peter, music in film is a hurting these days. But I say we just phone the work in. Don't know about you, but I'm not about to move there. I can imagine Rick, Richard, Levon, or Garth cautioning: Hollywood, it's a goddamn impossible way of life.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Steve,interrupting Peter's moment of truth was far from my intent. On the other hand, I had hoped to enhance the experience. Bruce & Ivan, after all, have a lengthy musical & personal relationship. The Accelerators never leave the garage without Ivan.

But more importantly, there is the issue of band balance, musical,visual, emotional, and aspirational balance. After a period, The Band lost it. Reading Peter's post, I immediately knew to cement the lineup it would take Bruce to augment and balance that certain "IT" factor. HOLLYWOOD. Though more of a blue colar guy, Bruce certainly is as Hollywood as Robbie, yet in a I don't give a fuck kind of way. And we all know you can't keep a band together when only one member goes Hollywood. Personally I'm thinking that had Levon started working as an actor sooner, I mean maybe as far back as following The Brown album, The Band may never have broken up.


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Posted by:

Roger

Subject: Hi Rollie

Rollie - you might sell more mirrors if you tell folks where you were on Thanksgiving '76. E.g. "I'm dedicated to bringing you the sharpest, highest contrast images you can expect from precision telescope optics (and by the way I was at....)"


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Posted by:

Steve

Roz, I think we can safely say there are or will be a whole herd of goats before this is over. Most upsetting about this whole financial turmoil is that we may see the end of the $15,000,000.00 a year shortstop in major league baseball. Then what? Do you think these guys will give 110% for anything less? Playing games for a living is hard work. Appropriate compensation is warranted. Let's hope it doesn't come to that. Do the cameras still pan to the luxury boxes so we can get a glimpse of the lords and ladies during their time of need? Jeff, you completely ruined Peter's fantasy with the addition of Bruce to his lineup. You turned it into a punk/grunge band. My fantasy Band would be the Band and Staples from TLW even though I know that would clutter up the stage in the opinion of some. If that would be a problem maybe I'd drop J2Rs( just to clear up some clutter) and hand the guitar to Pops. He and Rick could swap bass and guitar depending on what the song required. That lineup could produce some sweet soul with a large dollop of funk.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Basement Tapes fans …

For years the "Lo and Behold" album by Coulson, Dean, McGuinness, Flint has been praised by basement tapes enthusiasts as including some of the best versions of the songs, including stuff like Sign on the Cross. It was unobtainable and vinyl copies were highly regarded. I was browsing a Manfreds site last week, and they had a shop and they had it for sale on Japanese import CD (from the UK). Mine just arrived … still unplayed, but I know the basement tapes specialists all look for this album. It exists again.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ringo Starr: Merriweather Post Pavillion, 08/08/1989 with Levon and Rick....Garth too?

You're welcome Joan. I also read to my class about Ramadan this month as well.

I remember Norbert. We've shared a lot of music over the years. Thjis isn't in Sjako! anymore? I still use his....smiley.... :-D.Hey Jeff....It's too bad I only started visiting NYC since 1990 as I missed so many great shows...but I did see a lot there until a few years ago. Still want to see and hear Levon sing, sing, sing!


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Posted by:

rosalind

Well, we know at least one does, right Steve?


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Chickens Coming Home To Roost If The Deal Falls Through

Peter, I have a bid in on the Chase Manhattan Bank at the moment. I'm waiting to hear. The value of my bid; 3 cows, 6 chickens and 2 goats was thrown into question when they discovered I didn't really own the 2 goats. The goats were part of a sub prime mortgage package I got stuck with as part of a deal I'd made with Goldman Sachs. Sachs didn't really own the goats either they'd got them in a stock swap with Morgan Stanley. Remember them? So the Chase deal all hinges on whether the goats really exist or not.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sign of the times …

Just did an early morning supermarket run. I was looking at the fish and organic chicken and ignoring the ones with a big yellow sticker which usually means "Reduced" because it's the today's sell-by date. Then I noticed it said SECURITY CHECKED. I asked the guy shelf-filling and he said there's been such a large increase in shoplifting recently, that they were tagging packaged meat and fish over £5. That's in a leafy suburban area of Poole, half a mile from Sandbanks.

Mind you, maybe it's the bankers and stockbrokers nicking the meat and fish.

I've been worried about the boom in stocks and shares since a doctor friend in London told me several years ago, 'I'm getting so many people in now with perforated septums. I just say, 'So which merchant bank do you work for?'" It fuck*d up rock and roll, and now the Peruvian marching powder has fuc*ed up the world economy.


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Posted by:

Peter M.

Location: Zydecological Observatory, Drexel Hill, Pa.

Subject: The Band's influence

Thanks, Jan, for picking up this labor of love again. I recently caught up with zydeco musician Terrance Simien a few times, after his absence of several years from this part of the country. He has always been a fan of The Band, and Rick's in particular. I told him and his band that I was glad that he released his recording of "Twilight", featuring Rick and Garth, in 2006. Before they went on stage, his keyboard player Danny Williams told me that he was in the studio, playing marimba-like sounds on the track, when he felt a hand on his shoulder, and turned around to see Garth standing there, saying, "Nice work!". He said it was a most impressive and intimidating moment for him. Garth later played some keyboards and accordion on the track. That night, when Terrance's band took the stage, they surprised me by leaving out "Twilight", but instead played "It Makes No Difference". Terrance spoke (as always) about what a dear man Rick was, and how his music always moved him. They did a few more traditional zydeco tunes and Mardi Gras crowd pleasers, and then, near the end of the set, played a beautiful rendition of "The Weight". It left me breathless, and in no small way, I felt the presence of a great guy, ten years gone.


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Posted by:

jeff newsom (rollie)

Location: Driggs,Idaho (by way of Joisey!)
Web: My link

Subject: Howdy!

Hi folks-- Just checking in to say hey to the ole gang! Have I ever mentioned I was at the Last Waltz??? Round 1 --Citizens 1 Bailout 0 !!!! We can be proud about that .Keep it rollin and keep your Congressman hoppin!! It's paying off to harass them!---JN


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Posted by:

sadavid

Subject: fantasia ronsonia

Peter V: the office default radio station has Ms. Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good" about 2ce a day now, down from 3 or 4 times a day a couple months ago. I love that whole album. Way above-average writing and singing, and the arrangements are very catchy, very fresh-sounding. There's a few bars in the middle of "You Know I'm No Good" that's just a little drum figure - on wood block or some such - against horn chords - it grabs you in its own right and gathers momentum for when the song proper comes back in.

And the production is not obtrusive, which is important. I'd guess young Ronson put Lennon on keys to keep it fresh, to put in the rough edge, the unexpected - someone's gonna argue the point, but I'd say that chair would be outside Lennon's comfort zone (contradiction in terms?) so he'd be bound to produce something interesting. Otherwise that rhythm section would get so deep in the subtleties of the groove that they'd lose the kids.


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Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: Spring Rod Release Levers

...Sounds like a line from Californication.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Train of Love

Norbert - Try Jimmie Dale Gilmore's take on this from his 2005 CD Come on Back. I thought Rick's was great too, as a segue from Long Black Veil. That song & Get Rhythm (one of the happiest & optimistic songs ever) are my 2 favorites of JC.


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Posted by:

Lil

That almost sounds painful Bob :-)


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Posted by:

bob w.

Or it could be your spring rod release levers.


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Posted by:

bob w

NB, have you added the new site as a "Favorite" or "Bookmark" and deleted the old one? Just a guess.


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: Thanks Steve.

All routes take me back to the same dead end Steve so I'l try your little techno- trick, corrective- step thingy. But if I end up back here full-time when you could've almost been rid of me, you sir could have a lot of explaining to do to the membership at large. Didn't think of that now did ya ? Hah ! And you call ME brainless !


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Posted by:

Steve

Actually now that I've completely digested your spam a lot post, that might not be your problem. Go to what's new at Jan's site and click on the link in the what's new post from last week. If you end up at the GB dead end I described then do the tools and clear personal info.


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Posted by:

bob w.

Kevin, don't know if you have it but Townshend's "Psychoderelict" album is brilliant. Buy the "music only" version if you seek it out.


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Posted by:

Steve

To He Who Shall Remain Brainless, go to tools, then click clear private data. I think that's what I had to do but it's been 4 or 5 days so ancient history for me. That's what you have to do if you keep getting to that dead end GB link. I know, I know, the check is in the mail.


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Posted by:

Northern Boy

Subject: You Guys Sure Caught A Huge Break !

Oh sure, that prince of a man Jan allowing everyone to re-occupy Ye Olde Castle Hoiberg after Little Pink got beseiged by "The Evil Forces of Spam-A-Lot" certainly qualifies as a huge break too. But that's not what I mean. What I'm referring to is that my home computer (dial-up) for some reason doesn't bring up Ye Olde GB; only my Hi-Def computer at work will do this. Meaning you guys will now be spared having to read all those lengthy, thoughtful musical treatises that I had previously been posting with astounding frequency from home. I can't/don't/won't post much from work. Admittedly, if I knew any less about computers I'd be Amish, but I see Stevon Farm can post here and he has dial-up so what gives ? When I try to come here from home I just end up reading the "last-gasp" posts just before the death knell of Little Pink. While it's nice to see a nice guy (dlew) get in TLW (The Last Word) on Little Pink every time I go there and while it's heartwarming to see that THE LAST POST was actually about music (Dylan), I'd much rather not see this and actually have GB access. I guess I'm hooped unless one of you guys has the answer. Peter V maybe ?


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Posted by:

Friend0

Peter,

To complete that lineup, Bruce Willis on harmonica and vocals.


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Posted by:

Peter V

OK, fantasy bands: Robbie Robertson - lead guitar; Tony Levin - bass; Manu Katche - drums; Bill Dillon - rhythm guitar; Ivan Neville - organ; Bruce Hornsby- piano. Back up singers: The Coolidges. Wouldn't that be great?

Hold on, I think they did that one already. That's against the rules. Disqualify this entry.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

bob w: I preferred some of the solo Townsend to the later stage Who to be sure.......And I have Townsend solo in the record collection but have no Who at all. I prefer Roger Waters solo to all of Pink Floyd except Wish You Were Here. Prefer is the key word though as it would be difficult to argue that their solo material surpasses their band work in the quality department. Perhaps Lou Reed would be one who qualifies as producing better quality solo but the Velvets were not really a band on the same major plane as Bearles, Stones, Who, Kinks, The Band,Zep, Floyd, etc.

Fantasy Band: Guitar lead: Jeff Beck, Guitar rythym John Lennon, Bass: Rick Danko, Drums: Levon Helm, Keyboards: Stevie Winwood, Vocals: Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, Manager: Peter "where's my money" Grant, Roadie: Stevie Ray Vaughn ( just in case, Beck gets depressed and quits the band after two weeks! )


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Norbert

I'm getting used to the new format. Norbert, I didn't mean to call you a location. :-D

BEG that was lovely. I said it a day ago, but no harm repeating. A Happy and Healthy New Year


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Posted by:

Joan

Location: Norbert

You are a dear. I managed to find a second hand copy on Amazon. I'm waiting for its arrival. Thank you for thinking of me. Dank u wel. I will think of your kindness whenever I listen.|n Are you close to Kerkrade(sp?) We have some friends there.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Mark Ronson: That's right, David. Interesting version too.

On fantasy bands, some of you guys don't understand the rules! You're not allowed just to pick one band or all the contributing musicians would doubtless choose their own group.

The joy of fantasy bands is somewhat mitigated when you see what some fantasy bands produce. The RCO All Stars were exactly a "fantasy band" but the live album's better than the studio and basically they just didn't have the material. Fantasy bands should stay in the realm of fantasy.


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Posted by:

David P.

Peter: As I recall, Mark Ronson did that remix of Dylan's "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)".


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Posted by:

Adam

it's true... whenever the subject of fantasy bands comes up, I always say "can't I just pick The Band?" anybody here familiar with Paul Butterfield's Better Days group? I've been listening to their two albums. The first is very good, though the second is weaker.


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Posted by:

bob w.

Kevin J, I've always preferred Townshend's solo work. You?


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Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

YouTube; Bob Dylan, Train of Love (Tribute to Johnny Cash 1999). Love this song ever since I got it from The Brown Eyed Girl years ago, still thanks Angie.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Dlew: Thank you for the article. Over the years, I had always found that line about "Mandolin played by Mandolin player" to be endearing in some sort of way. Not really - as it turns out. Imagine being on a song that is in just about everyone's house you know and NOT being able to say "I played on it...check out the credits"

RRHOF: "The identifying instrument of Rock and Roll is the electric guitar and Jeff Beck is among the very best to ever pick one up." - Bob w .........period end of story really....never mind James Last. Would we keep the best horn player out of the Jazz Hall of Fame? Recall also that Page formed Led Zep based on the Jeff Beck Group formula ( flashy lead guitarist and charismatic blonde frontman formula ) and this became the template for hundreds of bands that followed.

As for The Band and the RRHOF - they were the definition of First Ballot Hall of Famers but none produced enough as solo acts to warrant Hall of Fame status in the way Paul McCartney or John Lennon did. Henley may be the only guy out there to ask for a recount since he has produced better material outside his band than he did as part of it. Granted, not much of a bar to rise above but still....


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Fantasy bands

The problem with picking fantasy bands is that you end up picking The Band.


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Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

Subject: Photo Rick Danko

For the patient and curious; there is a photo of Rick at Hans Theessink’ s site.

Click on the Web page, scroll down, click on the right thumb pic at the bottom ('Hans Theessink Konzertreisen'). There are 121 pictures and about in the middle :-) is the picture with Rick Danko.

Joan, I’ll try to get you a copy of the Banjo man CD.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Subject: Friend0

Just thinking I can't be the only poster in this GB who saw Levon & the Woodsotck All Stars live. Surely someone else must've had the pleasure.

Often the same guys or variants thereof, would perform with Rick. Not in NYC too much though. But I know upstate and Connecticut, etc Rick often had Jimmy Eppard,Weider or both, and Frank & Randy, etc. Sometimes Mike Dunn on bass, stead of Frank. Of course, Aaron on keys very often. This was more of a mid 90s & up thing, but it probably happened at times in earlier years too. But when I saw Rick, it was usually he & Richard, or he & sredni, or he & Blondie & sredni, or occassionally he, Blondie, Sredni & Anton Fig. Or just Rick.



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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Fantasy band

The Independent newspaper allows a musician to choose a fantasy band every Friday. Last week it was producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse) whose fantasy band was Stevie Wonder / Steve Winwood - vocals; Curtis Mayfield - guitar; James Jamerson - bass; Levon Helm - drums and John Lennon - keyboards.

It's my choice of rhythm section too, but why he'd have Lennon on keyboards while two keyboard players of the quality of Winwood and Wonder just did vocals beats me.

Of Levon he says: He's probably my favourite drummer just for the fact that The Band were so funky for a rock group. So many soul bands (have) sampled the laid-back patterns that he produced. On songs such as Cripple Creek he played some of the funkiest grooves.

By soul bands, Mr Ronson means "modern soul bands".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

From one of my Read-About Holidays book for children for Louuu baby, a former flame and all celebrating from this GB...

"The rabbi blows a ram's horn to call people together. This horn is a called a shofar. The rabbi reads from the Torah. The Torah tells the history of the Jewish people. The Torah contains old stories about Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and many others. Rosh Hashanah lasts two days. Ten days later is the next High Holy Day, Yom Kippur. The days between the two holidays are called the Days of Awe. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jewish people think about the past year. They decide how they might change things in the year to come. They say, "L'Shanah Tovah!" A Happy New Year!


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Posted by:

walt

shana tova


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Posted by:

Friend0

Mike & Fred will be at the Black Italians gig Thursday. The place will be jumping. They are two great percussionists.

Shana Tovah to all yehudim & friends of yehudim, lurking, posting, or just plain breathing.


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Posted by:

Steve

Jan, Can I read the promise of a good spanking for bad behaviour in that post?

Landy you've used up your monthly posting quota in just 5 days. Easy, fella!


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Subject: Shana Tova

Just taking the time to wish everybody celebrating a happy, healthy, and prosperous Rosh Hashanah.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

You can find a little article about the Canadian Squires record if you scroll towards the bottom of the link shown above. And right below it is another interesting record by another Canadian Squires group.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue...

Jan F: We suffered an Alabama ass whuppin' (a term I know you're familiar with) in the first half. No way to come back from a 31 point deficit to a team like the Crimson Tide. Speaking of UGA -- I got to see Manassas in concert at the Georgia Coliseum back in the day. Another great band that Chris Hillman was a part of.


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Posted by:

Jan F.

"friend," the Belle would never criticize Norm (aka Westcoaster) or Bumbles (as you already know). These days, she only peruses the GB to make sure Steve behaves himself.

Forgotten vinyl finally replaced with CD: “Burgers” by Hot Tuna & the 1972 self-titled album by Manassas.

J.F.

P.S. David P: what happened to them Dawgs? -- signed, a concerned Auburn fan 8-)


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Vinyl Siding etc.

Some nice inexpensive finds at the used record store: HELLO OLD FRIEND b/w ALL OUR PAST TIMES -- Eric Clapton & friends at Shangri-La (RSO stereo 45 -- 25 cents)

TWEEDLEE DEE b/w TOMORROW NIGHT -- LaVern Baker (Atlantic mono 45 -- 50 cents) Some may recall that the A-side of this 1954 hit was featured in the John Candy film "Uncle Buck".

CHANGES -- Buddy Fite (rare Cyclone Records stereo LP -- $1.00) The late Mr. Fite was one of those great guitarists who is not well known to the general public. He approached the fretboard like a keyboard, finger-picking the bass line, melody & lead at the simultaneously with ease & speed. This album coincidentally contains a beautiful version of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head".

Sonny Boy II did indeed write "Nine Below Zero". The significance of Paul Newman's role in "The Color of Money" is that it finally brought him an overdue best actor Oscar. His only other award from the Academy was an honorary one.

Charlie: I had the pleasure of seeing B.J. Thomas perform live back in the late '70s. I knew someone who played guitar in his band at the time and got on the guestlist to watch the concert from the side of the stage. He not only did a great rendition of "Raindrops..." but also sang Allen Toussaint's "Brickyard Blues (Play Something Sweet)" at my request.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Actually, my brain had not yet fully engaged when I posted earlier. In 1988, my hideaway house was in High Falls, over the resevoir and thru the woods from Woodstock.

This Thursday, Oct 2nd, at The Turning Point in Piermont, NY, Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians. All that are confirmed so far are Jimmy, Felix, Mike M. & James. But i wouldn't be surprised if Mike J.,Fred & Danny show as well. God knows who else. The stage is miniscule, so when it's 5 pieces, the keyboard ends up on the floor. 7 pieces, they may have to remove a few tables.There ain't many to start with. This is a real small place, but a great place for music lovers. And the food is excellent, owner & staff exceptionally nice.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Thanks Angie. I missed that show. Levon & The Woodsotck AllStars did a 3 night stand. I went the first two nights, whch was a sacrifice, cause I had a house up in Woodstock and why be in the city? Well, music of course,. But the third night Taj Mahal, Howard Johnson, John Sebastian and The DTs (sans Weider of course) were doing a big benefit a The Lake. Wanting to see Taj Mahal, and having just seen two nights of Levon's band, I still figured I was probably going to seeing the lesser show at The Lake, but,that it it was a wild card show and anything could happen Also. I had just seen two nights of Levon's show,but could easily be happy to see a third n a row (back then the set list did vary greatly and that band was always on fire,& Levon was Levon). Well, did I pick the wrong wild card.

I remember talking about that with Levon years later. Somehow that show fell into conversation, I told him that I was there the first two nights, but missed Dylan walking in & performing the third cause I went to see Taj and sebastian the third night. Levon looked at me and said, very dryly, "Well, it looks like you made the wrong choice."

At that time The Woodstock AllStars were Paul Branin (guitar & Sax, often in the same song), Jimmy Weider, Frank Campbell (bass), Stan Szleste, Randy Ciarlante. One hot band. A earleir incarnation included Cindy Cashdollar.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From: bobba22

1 Added: September 26, 2008

Bob Dylan with Levon Helm and his band

Lone Star Café

New York City, New York

29 May 1988

"....And in the sweetness of friendship Let there be laughter And a sharing of pleasures."

"There will always be violent opposition from mediocre minds."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Nine Below Zero

I've brainwashed them to believe we were perfect.

Nine Below Zero … Muddy Waters recorded it more than once, but to me it's a Sonny Boy Williamson song … that's the version I think of. Didn't he write it too?

That gives you another possibility - the Dr remembered the Sonny Boy Williamson story from TLW and confused it with Muddy's set. After all, why would Muddy Waters, given just two songs, do a Sonny Boy Williamson cover? I guess he did Caldonia which is not his, so why not?


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Manchurian Candidate kids

Peter: so, you're implying you've brainwashed your kids? : )

Doesn't Nine Below Zero sound different than Caldonia? I know that a few (OK quite a few) blues songs sound alike, but I believe these two are distinct from one another. Could be the good Doctor is confused.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Nine Below Zero

Dr John is interviewed in the latest Record Collector. He recalls Muddy Waters' Nine Below Zero being rehearsed for The Last Waltz, and wonders why it isn't in the movie. Judging from The Complete Last Waltz audio and the rough videos, that would be because it wasn't performed. But it does lend interest to the rehearsal sessions, a few of which are available.

The Dr's surprise about the movie could mean one of three things. First, they did rehearse it but they didn't do it and he didn't watch Muddy Waters set on the night. Second the old memory's a bit shot and he's confusing Nine Below Zero with Caldonia which was performed but not filmed. Third is that a lot of blues sounds similar if you're backstage and can only hear the bass and drums!

We all know how newly-discovered documentary evidence will contradict the memory, because memory is being created all the time. My kids "remember" far more about their childhoods than I do about mine. That's because I have about ten photos to cover my first ten years, whereas they have hundreds of photos plus videos of parties, the house etc. These recreate the memory. (And brainwashing techniques can alter the evidence and create false memories, which is why The Manchurian Candidate is scary reading this year).


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Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: Newman in Slapshot

I gotta Newman story too. He came to Johnstown to film a hockey movie in the old Johnstown Jets arena. They ended up filming the crowd shots in the old high school. Johnstown, at that time, had seen much better days. still reeling and down in the mouth for coming in as the most deadening and financially unrewarding place in America to reside. Naturally we came from all around the area trying to get jobs as extras in this Paul Newman movie! He was Great! A simply wonderful gentleman who took the time make everyone feel special.

Anybody ever watched that Californication thing on Showtime? What's the world comin to?


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Posted by:

bob w.

Just enough to pay for a couple of very nice dinners each month. Thanks for the link.

Try to behave there, Scumbles. Remember, you're not on the protected species list any longer.


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.
Web: My link

All that aside, it’s good to see you here, BOB_W. It’s been a while. Bumbles imagines that site of yours takes up oodles of time.


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Posted by:

bob w.

And, in some cases, the snark goes first.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Paul Newman

I always had a special place for him. I went to Ohio University and he had a double Ohio U connection. He briefly attended OU and one of my professors, Walter Tevis wrote The Hustler. Paul was a legend around school. When they premiered Cool Hand Luke, they chose to do it in a college town. They chose Athens. When Paul got up to speak, he looked around and said "Its good to be back". The crowd went wild. There was a bar in town called the Star Bar. Legend had it that he lived in the apartment upstairs.


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.

The eyes go first with all the great ones. Just goes to show what can happen you try to mitigate the influence of the Celebrity Death queens.


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Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: Paul and Steve

Nobody's Fool is a wonderful film that also starred Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith. I like everybody in this picture and the film itself, with all the great one-liners and exchanges and the seriousness of the subject matter stands up to repeated viewings.

Miss Beryl - You still bet on that horse race of yours?
Sully - What, You mean, the trifecta?
Miss Beryl - Yes, has it ever come in?
Sully - Not yet
Miss Beryl - But you still bet on it?
Sully - well, sure, I mean, the odds gotta kick in some time.
Miss Beryl - That's exactly how I feel about you.

The Hustler's always been my favorite Newman film. And to think, they thought he didn't have the stuff to get the job done! Just another pretty face... and them eyes! Look at them eyes! Fast Eddie ain't got sexy blue eyes that make women melt! He sinks a nine-ball that makes men cry!


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Posted by:

Friend0

Location: Brooklyn

Seriously folks, don't despair. Westo has frequently signed off with "Gone To C." This time, he signed off with just "Norm ....gone." I really doubt it means he's left for good. Could mean he's just sailing off into the sunset to deliver the goods one more time, or it could be his way of tipping us off that he's a real gone cat. As in Carl Perkins type real gone cat. Real possible that he's scrapping the cd for a new rockabilly project and will return reinvented, hair slicked back, and all.

Like I said before, Norm's reminded us all that he's been listening to The Band longer than most of the people here, and how important their music is to him. Their music is that important to us all,. so obviously, we all relate. It's timeless, and it's ingrained in us. Which doesn't mean you have to read here or post here to continue to appreciate or enjoy The Band. But once you get involved here, connections to other Band fans do develop. And having Jan's GB to express your feelings about The Band's music is a important thing to have. So, mark my words, Westo, shall return. The cd may be finished or unfinished, he may be singing country, country rock, rockabilly, or psychobilly, but we ain't seen the last of Westocaster Jones. Norm loves The Band too much, he'll return to tell us something related to The Band or the spirit of The Band sooner or later.

The other distinct possibilty behind "Norm ..gone" is that Garth recruited him for the project of Band covers by Canadian artists and Westo is just waiting to surprise us all when the Garth produced Canadian Band covers project is released.

I, for one, am very much looking forward to hearing what Garth has up his sleeve. Some spirits of The Band, presented by Garth Hudson & friends.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Happy New Year

A wish for a Happy and Healthy New Year to all my Guestbook friends.


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Happy b'day Maud!


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Posted by:

bob w.

Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard....Please report to the GB immediately. Gunshot wound to the foot.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Paul Newman...and B.J. Thomas

I'm sorry to hear about Paul Newman. It was strange to hear "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" during the CBS SUNDAY MORNING SHOW remembrance of Mr. Newman this morning since two nights ago my youngest brother dragged me to a B.J. Thomas concert at the Birchmere. It was much better than I expected. The guy and his band are real professionals and his voice is a gem. The show was sadly underattended, though, even though the tickets were reasonably priced. The opening act, an acoustic guitarist named Pete Huttlinger was great, too.


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Posted by:

Dave Z

Web: My link

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAUD HUDSON!!!...


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Posted by:

Friend0

Bumbles, just preparing you for the inevitable. Soon as she notices the errors of your ways, Bama is bound to hurl the incoherent tag at you & Westocaster "Gone" Jones. Whilst I'm on the subject, I'm not understanding why people are mourning the supposed loss of Westocaster, or saying goodbye to him. Norm only typed "gone", or "Gone". Not once did he type "never to return", or anything of that nature. Westo is far too committed a Band fan to not stay up to date on the adventures of Garth, Levon, & Robbie. Westo will visit again. If I'm wrong, no big deal. Lest his typing offends Bama.


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Posted by:

Steve

Thanks Jeff. Sounds like, nice work if you can get it, kind of job. I knew I should have befriended more movie directors back in my formative years. Damn, at this point I'm starting lose hope of ever getting my name into the credits of a Scorsese film.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: Paul Newman

Hey Roz while we're on the subject, have you seen Nobody's Fool? I think it's a mid 90's Newman movie that has Jessica Tandy, her last movie role, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in what I think was his first role on the screen. Great movie. Newman was wonderful.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Steve, to answer your question, there is a science of sorts to it. Keys, changes, mood, i used to know some of the terms but quickly forgot them. Musical supervision for film and TV, may be just supervising the people who do the work , guiding & consulting with them and approving selections, or doing all the work. But there will be scenes that the film director knows need music, and others the supervisor may suggest can be enhanced by music. It comes down to the time & length of synchronization and of course the musical selection. The film people may have definite ideas what they want. Factors are Mood, keys, style, etc etc etc. Like I said there are musical terms that apply here that I forgot bout as fast as i read them. But there are definite things they look for.

There are people who make livings just writing music for film and tv. It's probably not very musically satisfying, but there are instituions that encourage songwriters to do just that. And sorta teach songwriters how to do just that. The funny thing is, you don't even have to write whole songs. You can just write the parts they are looking for. Different than supervising a film score, but you get the idea. This is a technical job that involves music. Writing a film score is different though. That is film related but musical, writing music specifically for a film.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Scuse me Dlew, Ronnie Rosenberg, i always get them confused.


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Posted by:

Friend0

Dlew, that was Ronnie Rosenbaum.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Subject: Ronnie Robertson

Didn't he play on Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit in the Sky'?


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Posted by:

rosalind

It was a joke Lil... How ya been babe? Nice to see ya.. Hope everything's good with you.


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Posted by:

Steve

Subject: JR2

BUMBLES, you should have stuck with JR2. Nobody would have known about that small hole in your Band background. What does supervising the soundtrack to a movie entail anyway?


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Posted by:

Lil

Gee Bumbles, you might want to fill us all in on who the hell Ronnie Robertson is...? Roz too. As I'm fully aware of the connection between Robbie Robertson and Paul Newman through 'The Color of money'... I have no knowledge of any connection which includes Ronnie Robertson.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

John Donabie Radio Show... :-D


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Posted by:

rosalind

..Think everybody already knew Ronnie did that. Do we have to have a Band connection for everything we say now? You know... well... Hey, let's talk about that really, really cool photograph with Levon as that snowman!


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.

BOB_W and LIL were too overcome with grief at the news of Paul Newman’s passing to note the Ronnie Robertson connection through “The Color of Money,” another Scorsese picture with a JR2-supervised soundtrack.


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Posted by:

Hucklebuck

Subject: Welcome Back

It's great to see the GB back. Hopefully everybody can behave and act like adults. Long live The Band.


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Posted by:

dlew919

Web: My link

Subject: Kevin J - here's that article - enjoy

Kevin - pleased to repost it. I'm off now to get Westcoaster. Gawd DAMN!


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Charlie Haden

I've heard the new Charlie Haden CD is excellent and includes a track sung by Bruce Hornsby, who turned up at Levon's latest Ramble. I'm sorry I missed that one...


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Posted by:

Friend0

Steve, Landy, are you getting wrong # telephone calls from the States, or no one on the other end by the time you answer? I dial a cell phone as well as I type. So i frequently seem to call Quebec, 418, as opoosed to Brooklyn, 718. Even though I'm in Brooklyn, I have to dial the area code within brooklyn. I've been callng Quebec regulary accidentally lately. I'll hate to see this next phone bill.


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Posted by:

Steve

Sean, good to hear from you again and I'm happy to see you haven't lost your accent


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Posted by:

Steve

Sean good to hear from you and I'm glad to see you haven't lost your accent.


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Posted by:

Fred

Brien: just think of it as part of your musical education at Rock 'n Roll University...you know the class you have no interest in, but are required to take in order to graduate.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

When my brother and sisters were kids back in the mid 70's, my father and mother weren't rock-n-rollers. When we travelled, it was Jim Nahbors, Perry Como, Niel Sedaka, Babs, Kenny Rodgers, Andy Williams and that basic ilk...., terrible stuff for a kid to be tortured with. My father, though, did like Three Dog Night and we used to hound him to play their Greatest Hits soundtrack. So there is always a soft spot in me for them.


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Posted by:

God,

Subject: He sure is a handsome devil.

Damn, why'd you bring the GB back? It's such a temptation I can't stop reading it. It has almost been a year since I found this place and I knew then it was Trouble. Here's a little ditty I wrote about the GB last December.

The devil's name is David
Have you guys' ever met?
He's in my backyard, burying stars
And the moon and the sun . . . I'll bet
You never knew he was this close to you
Standing right over your shoulder
Watching and listening
And waiting for the day
When both of you were a little bit older

Devilish Dave, always up to no good
Are ya ready? Are ya set?
Well you better be soon
Cause he's got his platoon
And the moon and the sun . . . I'll bet
You never knew he was this close to you
Standing right over your shoulder
Watching and listening
And waiting for a day
When both of you were a little bolder

That damned ol' devil
How wicked can you get?
Ever so ever, facetiously clever
He stole the moon and the sun . . . I'll bet
You never knew he was this close to you
Standing right over your shoulder
Watchin' and a listnin'
And waitin' for the day
But he couldn't control what fate told her

Well, winter's coming David
Is my soul ready yet?
It's getting awfully dark
Without all those stars
Or the moon and the sun . . . I'll bet
You never knew he was this close to you
Standing so close over your shoulder
Watching and listening
And waiting for the day
When winters chill would make life a little colder
When winters chill would make life a little colder
That old winter chill would make life so much colder

And lastly, I would like to recommend a CD, just released by Charlie Haden "Rambling Boy". It's one of the best albums I've heard in a long time.

Don't worry, I will never forsake the GB. Too many good people.


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Posted by:

rosalind

How do you know when there's a snowman in your bed?
You wake up wet!


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Posted by:

Karen

Location: TN

Does anyone know if Robbie or Garth plan on writing books on their lifes/careers? I know that Levon's was interesting & surely a book by either would be too.


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Posted by:

rosalind

"My lover comes to me with a rose on her bosom
The moon's dancin' purple all through her black hair
And a lady-in-waiting, she stands 'neath my window
And the sun will rise soon on the false and the fair

She tells me she comes from my Mother, the Mountain
And her skin fits her tightly and her lips do not lie
She silently slips from her throat a medallion
And slowly she twirls it in front of my eyes

I watch her, I love her, I long for to touch her
The satin she's wearing is shimmering blue
Outside my window her ladies are sleeping..
My dogs have gone hunting, the howling is thru

So I reach for her hand but her eyes turn to poison
Her hair turns to splinters, her flesh turns to brine
She leaps 'cross the room, She stands in the window
She screams that my first-born will surely be blind

She throws herself out to the blackness of nightfall
She's parted her lips but she makes not a sound
I fly down the stairway, I run to the garden
No trace of my true love is there to be found

So walk these hills lightly and watch who you're lovin'
By Mother, The Mountain, I sware that it's true
And love not a woman with hair black as midnight
And her dress made of satin all shimmering blue"

TVZ


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Posted by:

Karen

Location: TN

Great to see GB is back.Ilove to post on occasion, & i love to read other people's opinions. Does Robbie or Garth plan on writing a book on their life/career? I'm sure it would be interesting to read as was Levon's book.


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Posted by:

Carol

Subject: TDN

Tull--I think you are totally right about TDN. Every one of their albums--at least until 1974 or 75, when they made "Coming Down Your Way"--went gold. At that time, they had 13 gold albums, 14 gold singles, and had sold more than 40 million records. They started going downhill after about '75.

Cory Wells had and still has a great, very powerful voice, one of those "big voices" in the same vein as Gary Puckett. ABC/Dunhill had a nice run there with TDN, the Grass Roots, and Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds ("Don't Pull Your Love.")

Despite their enormous commercial success, I've always felt that TDN were like the black sheep of the music industry. They were not considered especially "cool"--they weren't--but they really didn't try to be. They did not write their own material and the vocalists did not play instruments; they had an odd configuration: three lead singers with a four-piece backing band. Basically, they were a top-40 hit-making machine, from the late 60s through the first half of the 70s. Anything timeless? Probably not. But that doesn't mean it's not worth something.

I don't know how "influential" they were, but I don't think there's anybody out there who hasn't heard at least a couple of their songs. I also don't know if they should be in the RRHOF--there are a lot of people in there who probably shouldn't be and many who should be and aren't--but they definitely should get some credit for their many hits, and for introducing or at least helping to broaden the mainstream commercial appeal of a number of songwriters: Laura Nyro, Allen Toussaint, Hoyt Axton, Randy Newman, and of course, Robbie.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

Subject: Three Dog Night

Steve, I wasn't, but why not Three Dog Night? They had a slew of hits in the quantity and duration of CCR, were discovered by Brian Wilson, and had some unique harmonic styles which were fallen out of vogue by their time. I think they would be deserving if they are not already in. I think if an artist or group are successful, have at least modest influence, and can claim longevity, then they should at least be put up for a vote similar to that of the All-Star Game in major league baseball. Few groups beyond the Beatles can be called everyone's cup of tea, but if they have a significant, loyal fanbase that has followed and supported them for a generation or more, don't they deserve acknowledgement? Shouldn't their fans enjoy being able to go to the R&R Hall of Fame and viewing a display to them? I think so.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Norbert

I listened to the samples. What a great CD. It reminds me of the music I used to hear in the coffee houses in Greenwich Village in the early 60's. I'd love to buy it, but the Euro Dollar exchange rate is a little steep right now. I guess I'll put it on the wish list. Maybe the US Government will come and bail me out. Fat chance!!!


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Posted by:

Michael

Location: Northumberland, UK
Web: My link

Subject: Back, back, BACK!

Yay... great to see the GB is back! The Band community needs it. Thanks to Jan and Peter for keeping the beacon burning. Now... I'm going to download Levon at Merlefest. :-)


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Posted by:

Joan

Web: My link

Subject: Dylan's new album

A link to the NY Times. Dylan's new album to stream free on NPR


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Posted by:

Norbert

Web: My link

Subject: Banjoman Derroll Adams & the tribute CD

Just saw on Hans Theessink's site that there is a CD "Banjoman - a tribute to Derroll Adams" (2002, Blue Groove BG-1420) looks like a fine CD

About Derroll Adams at Wiki:

"According to legend, Adams and Elliott would go in the studio with whatever they had, which may have included whiskey and marijuana, and they recorded whatever they felt like recording on the spur of the moment. This style of recording was probably more prevalent in the'40s, '50s and '60s -- the result of this particular style or recording process is that the recording is loose around the edges but preserves some of the spontaneity and vigor of a live performance. It is a performative style rather than a compositional style. (see Paul Williams' Bob Dylan: Performing Artist series, particularly vol. 1, for a more in-depth discussion of the tension between the performative and the compositional.)"

Those where the days! anyway think I'll buy that CD.

P.S. Hans Theessink comes from Holland, Enschede (not far from here), he now lives in Austria. Ones or twice a year he visits his old mother over here and then plays at a local venue, have to see him the next time. He also must have some stories on The Band (he played with Rick I saw on this site).


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Posted by:

Ilkka Jauramo

Location: Nordic Countries (in fact geograhically the nearest located poster to this server)

Subject: This a post against rules #1, #3

"Violation" against the rule #1: Thanks NORBERT for creating and maintaining the site for the _common people_ (like reading Het Nieuwsblad, that is.) Write me, the address is still the same. - Thanks PETER V. for your patience, integrity and knowledge. I let you both down when the time was critical :-(

"Violation" against the rule #4: To whom it may concern: Remove the insulting websites on my person you have created lately. If there are any misunderstandigs please email me ilkka@passagen.se. If the links have not been cancelled in reasonable time I will report it to the Police.

God bless you good people. - I won't post to this site or even READ it. I shall be involved in internet security and Linux community in the future and will propably "meet" the enemies of this site and Norbert's site sooner or later in this God forsaken place called internet.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Jan, you are a braver man than I to jump back into this but best regards. You're all welcome. My thanks to everyone involved. Rick doing "Unfaithful Servant" on Wolfgang's Vault. Not quite as good as Richard and he but Butterfield makes is very interesting at the end.


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Posted by:

Rhythm Jimmy

Subject: Happy to be here

Thanks, Jan!

Thanks, Norbert, Peter, Dlew, and Pat!

PS to Ophelia: Rhythm Jimmy has always stored his choice recordings (Band CDs, etc.) above the high water mark. Glad you did the same. Hope your losses were not severe.


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Posted by:

Seán

Great to see The Guestbook back! Thanks, Jan. Many thanks to Norbert and his mod cohorts for flying the flag on Little Pink for all that time - a genuine labour of love.

So happy to see all the familiar posters popping up here now - let's hope we can all keep things on an even keel. We had a great tribute/benefit gig here in Dublin in the Olympia theatre last Monday night, for a local guitarist, Jimmy Faulkner, who passed away at the age of 59. All his old buddies made an appearance. It was a real Irish blues/folk/rock all-star re-union, and had a real Last Waltz vibe. Lasted for four and a half hours, although the time just flew. Brilliant version of 'Gotta Serve Somebody', and the encore was an extended 'Knocking On Heaven's Door'. I counted twenty one performers on the stage for that! Philip Donnelly, a guitarist who played with John Prine for a while, introduced a third verse which he claimed Bob had given to him and that had never been performed. Started 'Mama, wipe this blood off my face...' Anyone have any info on that?

A big Hi to Steve, btw. How are those stones, Steve? :)


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Jersey Girl Landmark et al

It is good to see you back. Nice that this GB is bringing people back to post.

RIP Paul Newman. A great actor and an excellent generous human being.


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Posted by:

Lil

Very saddened to hear the news as well Bob. Not a whole lot of people left like him in Hollyweird. A real gentleman. May he rest in peace.


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Posted by:

bob w.

Sad to learn of the passing of Paul Newman. Great actor and a generous man.


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Posted by:

Steve

Tull I'd say you were shilling for Three Dog Night but I don't think they've won a Grammy yet.


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

I certainly do not agree with any Band solo R&R Hall of Fame entries when a certain band has been productive for 40 years now, with 1 grammy, huge cumulative sales and a history of chart success, at least early on. I'm not naming names.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

"That would have been it for me. Enough to go home with and be glad of the old barter system. But better was to follow. For 'Let Me Love You Baby,' Buddy Guy was joined by Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson – and BB King. For ten solid minutes of live jamming, I heard guitar playing of a quality I've never witnessed in the flesh before. And, given how these blues guys are getting on in their years (King played seated, as did Bo Diddley later in the night, while a solo appearance by Jerry Lee Lewis was supper club saccharine), I doubt I'll ever witness it again. On my way to the bathroom, I saw three amps in the hallway marked with the names of Clapton, Guy, Robertson and Diddley and thought, "I've played through those same amps dozens of times; how comes I can't make my guitar sing like that?" But I already knew the answer. And it's why these people are still up on stage – and in a Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame whether they consider it oxymoronic or not - and why the rest of us can only watch in wonder and listen in delight. And be grateful for the barter system." (Tony Fletcher)

"Lad of Athens, faithful be to thyself, and mystery - all the rest is perjury."

"This is my way, What is your way? _The_ way doesn't exist."

"Live your life as if you were creating a work of art; put those things you find most beautiful in it."

"How to dominate reality - love is one way imagination is another."


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Peter - I know that Robbie got some minor play on the airwaves with his first two cd's but as for billboard appearance and chart toppers, I can't be sure but I don't think he made any kind of siginificant dent for any sustained period.

And as has been pointed out, I don't think sales is everything but it obviously has to be part of the equation to some degree.


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Posted by:

jh

Testing the new posting procedure with acceptance of terms.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Brien, I agree with you, but would point out that Somewhere Down The Crazy River was Top Twenty in the UK … number 15, and Take Your Partner By The Hand also hit the Top 100 (which is not much, in the 1990s).

Did it hit the US chart? My Billboard chart book only goes up to 1983 which is usually enough for my purposes! Anyway, one Top Twenty hit does not a Hall of Famer make necessarily, but it's astonishing when you look at the charts.

For example, What's Going On, a surefire consensus Top Ten album of all time, never made the UK album chart, yet was a hugely influential album, and over the years will have far outsold many number one albums. I've been looking at this recently, and if you compare long-time big sellers (like Music From Big Pink for example) with stuff that was flavour of the month once, you'll find a whole lot of stuff that sold very well over years, forty for Big Pink, thirty-seven for What's Going On, without impacting greatly on the Guinness or Billboard Chart books.


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Posted by:

Jersey Girl

Landy, I thought it was you who asked me to watch your back, and I've been doing so, diligently, all these months. I thank you for doing the same. L'shana tova, to you and to all.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Since I look at the term Hall of Fame and mark it hard, I don't think levon or Robbie merit entry on their own terms. If you look at commercial value, neither one has a hit on their own or scored much in sales of product, though Robbie's pen made its way into a hit for Rod Stewart. As for influential value..., their mark on music was felt when they were The Band. As solo artists, I can't imagine they are all that inspirational to influence much of a movement of any sort. RR made some strong well crafted music but it's influence on the music is marginal at best. And though Levon won a Grammy for a really good album, it was a category with little fanfare in a general public sense and besides, was it that ground breaking to start a movement.., could you compare it to the influence the soundtrack Brother Where Art Thou had in brining back bluegrass style music into the mainstream and the way it was able to really boost some of those artists careers? I would have to say that the evidense points to no.

I love RR and Levon's work, so my comment isn't meant as a slight but in terms of looking at what "I" view as Rock-n-Roll HOF credentials, I can't justify entry.


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Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: I'm Beginning to Remember the Rules Here - Blah!

Oh, I'm wearing a bracelet too.

I was inspired to post that theme song from listening to Barry's last comment in the debate!

Clapton could maybe scratch his name off a couple of his Hall of Fame Awards and hand them to Robbie and Levon


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Robbie and Levon Deserve Solo Induction, Too, Then

First of all, those lyrics to the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme song do have a connection to The Band since they were written by one of Buddy Holly's original Crickets, and The Band covered Mr. Holly and played on a tribute to him.

Jeff Beck is now one of those Rock Hall "double-dippers" since he was already inducted. It makes me think Levon and Robbie deserve the same honor for THEIR respective solo careers.


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Posted by:

rosalind

Who can turn the world on with a smile?
Who can take a nothing day
And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you Bo and you should know it !
With each glance and every little movement
You show it!
Love is all around
No need to waste it!
You can have a town
Why don't don't you take it?
You're gonna make it if you try!
You're gonna make it if you try!

Meow


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Posted by:

The United States of America

Location: The Discount House of Worship (lead agency)

Subject: overdue compensation

To the esteemed Mr. Peter Viney,

Rep. of Queen Elizabeth II,

United Kingdom

Sir,

This new GB changes nothing. The USA will forgive the blatant destruction of our White House, as well as many other buildings in Washington, D.C., in August of 1814, by minions of the U.K. If you recall our settlement, you agreed to deliver the Isle of Wight to our government, in order that we could proceed in making it a US protectorate.

We have checked our local Del Rio, TX post office box on a daily basis and have come to the conclusion that the deed got lost in the mail. Please send another one.

No American wants to see Buckingham Palace reduced to ashes by a napalm strike. We remain in high hopes,

AMERICA & Rev. Billy


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Thank you, Peter & Norbert.

Although not an easy task, thank you two & anyone else involved w/ the previous GB & your input. Definitely not a 9-5 job.


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: MerleFest Levon download.

Like Peter V. said, it's a great live performance. We also picked up Ollabelle's download from MerleFest & it too is wonderful. Festivalink.net also has a great Jim Weider & PRoJECT PERCoLATOR download from a Maine performance.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: MerleFest

Check out WHAT'S NEW for the Levon Helm MerleFest Ramble 80 minutes long… I'm always dubious about downloads, but this one says licensed from Levon Helm Productions. Very easy to download in good quality too. Wow. yesterday we get the old GB back. Today I get a new Levon Helm album.


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Posted by:

roz

Location: Backwoods Pa.

Thanks Jer! Waitin for the MSNBC version of the debate tonite folkies? Ohhh I can almost feel them furrows runnin' up and down ol' Chris Matthews leg. There he is, he's just a shakin it! Ohh Ohhh ....


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Posted by:

jerry

Location: minni

Rozzz... Check your mail I just sent you a note...


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Posted by:

bob w.

I'm not much of a R'n R Hall of Fame fan. But if they are going to have one, Jeff Beck should have been in it a long time ago. He is uniquely talented and has had huge influence on rock guitarists for five decades. He is far and away the most emotive player I have ever heard live.

The identifying instrument of Rock and Roll is the electric guitar and Jeff Beck is among the very best to ever pick one up.


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Posted by:

David P.

Brien: Mr. Jeff Beck did indeed record a fine rockabilly album in the '90s entitled "Crazy Legs". This collaboration with the Big Town Playboys was a tribute to Cliff Gallup, who played guitar with Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps.


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Posted by:

jh

testing after removal of spam...


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Posted by:

Norbert

Subject: Tracy

How could I forget to mention wonderfull Tracy, she was the first. Tracy many thanks!


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Posted by:

Steve

If I happen upon Blow By Blow, Brien, I'll give it a listen. Thanks for the breakdown of his career. Maybe there are other parts of his career I'll enjoy. I heard part of the Katie Kouric interview with Palin and I'm actually starting to feel bad for her. She's in over her head and it may only get worse. I'd hate to be in Biden's place.


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: I apologize

I'm sorry. I've been remiss.I already thanked Jan and Norbert, but I neglected to thank our moderators. A big round of applause for Peter, Pat and David. Thanks!


Entered at Fri Sep 26 21:33:52 CEST 2008 from ool-44c599e7.dyn.optonline.net (68.197.153.231)

Posted by:

Brien Sz

Subject: Beck

Steve - if you get the chance to listen to Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck, do it. It probably can be referred to as the album that defined him. Yes, Truth set him apart as well and his stuff with the Yardbirds is important but Blow by Blow is the album that essentially jettisoned him as a "solo" artist. It is a superbly crafted gem of instrumentation, combining elements of jazz and rock fluidly. It has mellow songs, mid tempo, fast and funky songs throughout. Wired is a very solid effort as well, funkier and faster, it has a solid fan base as well but it tends to rely more on chops than craftsmanship and fluidity.

Late 80's, 90's to present Beck is more "techno" guitar with brassy, ballsy rock and jazz elements (though he did record a rock-a-billy record in this era, I believe). You may have heard stuff from this era. Some of it is really rockin, some kinda chaotic and mish mashy. GuitarShop and You Had it Coming are, IMO, the best efforts of this phase.

I believe Jeff Beck has shown some good verstality in his career - seeming to stay true to his vision and growth as an artist.

I've had the opportunity to see him twice and both were solid outings. Once was at the Ronnie Lane Benefit at Madison Square Garden and then again with Stevie Ray Vaughn at the Garden as well.


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Posted by:

Norbert

Location: Germany
Web: My link

Subject: Guest books

Jan thanks for re-opening the GB, there is and will only one real GB, the best on the www. Just in time, Little Pink should have been rewritten to php6 etc. … too much work for a man with a big garden, a fire place (wood) and a stubborn car.

Anyway in 5 years we had about 80.000 posts, thanks! we had some heavy weather, but most times was it was fun, learnable and sometimes touching, I remember when Lars father died and my mother and more.

First of all thanks to Jan for putting up the link for 5 years.

Than a big hand for Peter, who did all of the moderating work, and that isn’t always a nice job, but he did it and kept his cool.

Also many thanks to Pat and Dlew they helped out for years too, great people!

A last word about Little Pink,

The Little Pink GB is out of order now (you can’t post) but the archives still work. It will be removed, next month 29th October (or sooner if they'll hack it again). So if you want to make a copy of any post don’t wait too long, also Peter has a file with all posts (an SQL dump, difficult to handle I guess).

Thank you all, time for a Rolinck, cheers!

Norbert


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Thanks Bill. I never went away. After all, I promised to look out for Jersey Girl's back.


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Posted by:

Peter V

On being the "best" of anything, if a very high degree of proficiency at playing your chosen instrument was the criterion, you'd have to induct (say) each of the James Last Orchestra, all chosen for being very good musicians. The drummer was ex-Blossom Toes too.


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Posted by:

Steve

JQ, my comments back when on JB were basically, I'm not a fan. I don't know his music very well. What I heard during that concert came across mostly as really really fast, but not very melodic. It seemed to count on speed and volume for its appeal though I'm sure it's my lack of appreciation for what else is involved in his playing that others see or hear and I don't that elevates him to greatest guitarist of the last 40.. He was by far the least favorite of the guys I saw that evening. He just doesn't get my synapses firing so it's my lose.


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Posted by:

Coffee AL

Location: East End Long Island

Good to see your post Oph- thank god your fine. Hope all works out with you! Keep us posted. Coffee Al


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Posted by:

Bill M

Landmark: It was nice that you stumbled in on reopening day. Hope you'll make a habit of it - and restart the Top Five. If you weren't watching the shenanigans over at Little Pink, I will recap: a lot of US election, a fair bit of abuse, a bit of gourd-on-girl sex, a decent amount of rock trivia and a number of unjustly neglected but learned posts by yours truly. I don't think this following will count as learned, but it did strike me (better late than never) that "Unfaithful Servant" could be heard as a Rick serenading his own wrinkled retainer. Through most of the song it's as if it is a separate being with a mind of its own (which of course it has), but by the end Rick comes to the conclusion, wistfully and philosophically, that he and it are one and the same. Oh yes. Spotted during an enforced visit to Starbucks was a new Starbucks/Rhino comp - "Northern Songs", with "The Weight" by our guys, "Sweet Jane" by the CJs, Rufus W, Ron Sexsmith, Leonard Cohen, etc. Speaking of things northern, thanks to NB for his note in the dying days of Little Pink acknowledging his (and NG's) new-found allegiance to Fred Eaglesmith's "astonishing" (a wonderfully apt word) "Tinderbox". (NB: I trust you left your poor mother with a copy too.) I can't get enough of it either; in fact, if the car could talk (speaking of mothers), it'd chew me out for playing nothing but Big Brown and Tinderbox.


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Andy - Bacon Fat to Judgement Day box set.

It looks like it still has not released yet.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jeff Beck, Steve

What was your comment about JB at Crossroads?


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Posted by:

Andy

Location: Vienna, Austria

Subject: From bacon fat to judgement day

Hello1 I READ ABOUT THE 8-CD-SET 2FROM BACON FAT TO JUDGEMENT DAY2 ABOUT A YEAR. I FOUND ARTICLES IN THE WEB FROM 2005. i HAVE A FORWARD FROM opm IN HAND WITH ANNOUINCING THIS SET.I many times asked Other peoples music on their website but did#nt receive an answer.Has anybody some information. Especially if it is available who will sell it in Europe. Thank's for any help. Andy


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Jean

Maybe we should get up an electronic petition. :-D


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Posted by:

Joan

Subject: The New/old Guestbook

First: Norm, you needn't leave. I agree with Dee. How will we know when that CD is done.

Steve: your description of your debates sounds a bit like our shy Republican candidate. We just got word, the debate Will go on.

Ophelia: Glad your are safe. Hope the damage was not too bad.


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Posted by:

walt

get rid of this guestbook,a most negative place that reflects badly on the greatness of the band.


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Posted by:

Steve

Kevin, if we've learned nothing else in this GB, pedestalling someone with the title " Best" of anything will usually arouse pointed debate. I'll leave my comments about Mr Beck from the Crossroads show stand as my opinion on the subject.


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Posted by:

Dave Z

Take it easy Westie!...


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Jeff Beck is already in the RRHOF for the Yardbirds. His speech at indction was hilarious....something along the lines of "These guys kicked me out of the band, I can't stand them and I wish that they would just f*ck off". His speech to induct Rod Stewart some years later was also the highlight of that night. Oh, and by the way, the fact that he has been the consensus best guitarist in this litle thing we call Rock n Roll for 45 years should be enough to get him in the Hall - don't ya think?

Stevie Ray Vaughn not being considered is a travesty.....as was keeping Joni Mitchell out far many years past her eligibility date. Joy Division should also be in. If fame is all that matters, why isn't Abba in?

Just figuring out all the backslash and little n business should qualify me for the RRHOF! Good to see a GB back up and thanks to Jan for his efforts in this regard.

Dlew: Not sure if attachments work in this new/old world but I never did download that article on the mandolin player.


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Posted by:

Ophelia

Location: southeast texas

Subject: To my friends...

Just wanting to connect with my friends...Ike was really a trip! But I'm am fine, living in a shelter. One on the good moments was finding my "Dirt Farmer"CD and my Box set safe above the 6 ft water line in my house! Now I can re-build to the BEST tunes!!! I love Yall...Write me I can occasionally get to a comp...Sorry for the personal post...


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Posted by:

DEE

Location: Wisconsin

Subject: WESTCOASTER (aka Norm Jones)

Please don't leave. There are those of us who enjoy your posts. AND many of us will need to know when the CD is completed and how to obtain it!


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Ollabelle w/ Mavis Staples tomorrow night.

Cool gig tomorrow night in Cambridge, MA w/ Ollabelle, Mavis Staples & Chris Smither.


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Look Out Cleveland cover

Jean: Do you know if they're using the cover version by Jackie Greene, which was included on the "Endless Highway" compilation? More recently, Mr. Greene has been playing with Phil Lesh's group, along with Larry Campbell.


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Ollabelle gig tonight is off.

Figures. Just after I post the inquiry I immediately hear from Ollabelle's Tony Leone that the gig is off. Definitely a bummer. But Bow Thayer is performing solo acoustic @ Rochester, VT's Seasons Cafe tonight @ 7.


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Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Ollabelle show tonight?

Anyone know if tonight's Ollabelle show @ the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH still on? Ollabelle lists it on its site, but the Stone Church, recently rescued from foreclosure, does not have it listed anymore. Thanks.


Entered at Fri Sep 26 15:26:37 CEST 2008 from 21cust178.tnt2.sherbrooke.pq.da.uu.net (64.11.26.178)

Posted by:

Steve

Brien that was a nasty trick. My eyes probably won't stop bleeding til at least noon after coming face to face with that witch hunter.

Actually I had a personal encounter with our local conservative candidate in this election.

A couple of weeks back I pulled into the local auction barn to pick up my check from the sale of some cattle. The car next to me had an almost life size painting of the conservative candidate I've been speaking about. When I looked across the parking lot I saw the guy on the side of the car coming my way with a clip board in his hand.

He aproached me and asked me to sign his nomination papers. Ha ha Ha!!! While he's been able to duck the local debates, I had a pretty good up close and personal discussion with him and in this case I can honestly say he asked for it.


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Posted by:

Denise

Subject: Bedankt! Thanks!

Norbert: hartelijk dank voor al je inspanningen! Hogelijk gewaardeerd! Peter V. and Jan H.: thanks a lot for all the hard labour!


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Posted by:

Jean

Subject: Friend0

I was going to use electronic correspondence as I know how to use email. My dilemma is this - do I write to the Red Sox, NESN (New England Sports Network) or Dunkin Donuts? I will be polite, but although the Red Sox have provided me with much pleasure in the past few years, the scars of '67, '75, '86 and '03 are deep and painful. Sometimes I lose my patience with them.

I wonder how many other teams use Look Out Cleveland when playing one of the home town teams?


Entered at Fri Sep 26 14:23:26 CEST 2008 from deigo210.nirai.ne.jp (203.160.28.210)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Patti Smith--poetess

I was always partial to her song "Frederick"....one reason: she spelled the name properly (that extra E makes all the difference)


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Posted by:

Friend0

Subject: Brooklyn

Jean, if you've not yet licked the stamp, writing the Red Sox staff a suggestion or pleasant request might be more influential than sending a demand. Just a thought. Don't forget, roylaties are at stake here. Performance, as well as publishing. And if the game is a television broadcast, the royalties increase nicely.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Web: My link

I have no clue when it comes to Canadian politics but Steve's observation comes on the heels of me just reading an article that sort of plays into his theme/question.

See link above for article.


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Posted by:

Joe

Location: NY

So surprised and shocked I forgot to thank Jan. Thanks Jan.


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Posted by:

Joe

Location: NY

Subject: Original GB Back !!

This is a huge surprise !!!


Entered at Fri Sep 26 13:30:26 CEST 2008 from 21cust141.tnt2.sherbrooke.pq.da.uu.net (64.11.26.141)

Posted by:

Steve

Subject: As Long As I Don't Have To Listen To Her

Sadavid, it's not a coincidence Maggie makes her living in print. She is bang on though with her assessment of The Little Dictator.

There was an all candidates debate at Bishops University last night. For the second debate in a row the conservative candidate couldn't be there. He had a previous engagement but can't tell the local press what the engagement is. He just keeps repeating it's a private matter. He's already hinted he'll probably be otherwise engaged for the third debate even though the exact day hasn't been chosen yet. Ain't conservative democracy wonderful.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Web: My link

Peter brings up Patti Smith. I had the chance to see her years ago - sometime after her retirement phase. Then shortly after that I worked on some promortions of a performance of hers for cable network. I never got it. It never resonated for me. I couldn't tell, is she the anti glam of rock, the essence of rock, what? She does have a rabid kind of cult following. But her show, to me, was not as mesmerizing as it seemed to be for others.

Regardless of my feelings for her music, she is a unique artist, who, with no shame, wears her expression on her sleeve and whether you agree with it or not, you have to tip your hat. Unlike others, she expresses herself elegantly and intelligently.

A link to her website is above.


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Posted by:

Jean

The Boston Red Sox played the Cleveland Indians last night and during the Dunkin Donuts Musical Montage they played a cover version of Look Out Cleveland. They've done this before. I'm writing to the Red Sox today and demand that they play the Band version from now on. I expect they will ignore me.


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Posted by:

Ragtime

Hee Norbert, bedankt voor al je goede werk, en jammer dat het zo moest eindigen.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Fred … Patti Smith fans?


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Posted by:

Fred

Who wants to see unshaven, unkempt, plaidshirt wearing ladies in jeans belt out a tune?!? : )


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Female singers …

Lulu and Cher: I’ve been listening to both recently. Both have credibility gaps at rock-snob level because of past TV shows. Cher doesn’t suffer from it in the UK, where we didn’t really have the Sonny & Cher Show and seemingly, Lulu in the USA still has the caché of having the biggest selling record of 1967, To Sir With Love. In the UK, she’s forever slightly the TV host happy to do sketches who was embarrassed by Jimi Hendrix. She is a good actress, debuting in To Sir With Love but remembered fondly as Adrian Mole’s mum on TV.

We discussed this once, but in the UK To Sir With Love was relegated to a B-side against her protests as EMI’s Columbia label preferred the chirpy nature of Boom-Bang-A-Bang and The Boat That I Row.

All this came to mind watching the new 60s musical SHOUT! which is based on the songs of Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black. It's not great, and chronologically impaired in many places in its march from 1960 to 1969. Top of the Pops starts in 1965 … with Let's Twist Again. But the six female performers belt the songs out, and the huge surprise is Su Pollard, the dizzy chalet maid Peggy of Hi-de-Hi, who has a stupendous and powerful voice. Like Ken Dodd (who could also belt them out) she just looks too daft to have been taken seriously as a singer. But doing You're My World with the power of Cilla Black is no mean feat.

Generally, female singers have a much harder job with "street cred". They will be made to do more dance routines, and are supposed to be well-made up, nicely dressed and look sexy at the same time. The unshaven guys in a plaid shirt, jeans and unkempt hair do have it easier.


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Posted by:

sadavid

Web: My link

Subject: the creative Canuckistanian

CanLit icon Margaret Atwood speaks out against our crypto-fascist Prime Minister.


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.

Lulu has not been inducted into the R&R HoF.


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Posted by:

roz

Subject: west-coaster (that's the coaster on the left)

What? You don't like the color brown?


Entered at Fri Sep 26 03:53:11 CEST 2008 from (207.81.196.79)

Posted by:

westcoaster

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Norbert's hospitality

Too Bad, that things have turned out this way, and desicrated Norbert's page. Norbert, Thanks for a lot of years of...commeraderie, education, and fun. It's too bad things went this way, however, I haven't really enjoyed, or been inspired by the chatter of late on the old guest book. So I guess it's a good time to call it a day, and go on my way. There are many of you here that have been....helpful, compationate.....thru difficult times, friendly, funny, and a joy to spend some time with. So, I wish all of you well, happyness and health, and keep on enjoying "THE BAND"..........It just don't get no better-n-at........Norm........gone


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Posted by:

Friend0

Location: Brooklyn

Yo Jan, this is a great surprise.

Lil, you plagiarized the first line of my "Blues for Brooklyn" , especially if you were singing along when you typed, but I'll take it as a compliment till you hit the record button without forking over (yes, a waitress pun).

Last night Jimmy & The Black Italians blew the roof off The Cutting Room. Dion got up, did Somebody Whoodoed The Hoodoo Man & Riverside Blues. He really dug the show, was getting off on Felix Cabrera's performance. I was kvelling. Then he actually said how much he really dug Felixs singing (the rhythms especially), and later he complimented Felix in person. Jimmy was in a band that backed Dion years ago. Last time I saw Dion perform it was he & Rick both, sitting in with JImmy & Harvey Brooks Little Big band, at The Lonestar Roadhouse. They did The wanderer & Run Around Sue, Rick doowopping. And Rick did two songs of course.

Watch the Cutting room's, JImmy's and Felix's websites, they;ll be doing this once a month till Jimmy and Mike split for LA. If you can cathc a show, it's a guaranteed smash.

The Black Italians are Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merrit, James wormworth, Fred Walcott, Felix Cabrera, Mike Jacobsen, and Danny Louis. Katherine Russell & Jeff Youbng participated heavily, a good thing, Jeff was in The Little Big Band wiht Jimmy, and Katherine sings with Jimmy whenever she is not out with someone like Paul simon, steely Dan, Carly simon, etc. Jimmy, Jeff, Katherine all sang beautifully.

It was great to see this incredible band reunite. Jimmy,pretty much indicating he's got six month left in NY and without saying it, you could tell he's missing people already, said, "we're all still alive, might as well play"And that he hopes it;s once a month for the next 6 months. Kinda like, "Let's go out in a blaze of glory".

many of us still show most of the time Felix or Jimmy are playing anywhere, but last night, all the old faces showed. And that was great in and of itself. Lots of old friends all in one place at the same time, bringing some of our new friends, to see great old musical friends play together again.

Maggies Farm, Felix'srrangement, after all these years, I still get a kick out of the way it blows away people who've never heard it before. Not unusual for peopleto say that it is the best version of that song they ever heard.

The Black Italians are a jaw dropping musical and visual experience.

Jan, thanks again.


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Posted by:

Ari Selinger

Peter, what were you saying about the Robbie and Eric collaboration? Whens Robbie's bio coming.


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Posted by:

NB

Subject: Non-Hallers

Roz: Didn't realize Dr. John, Waitts and Newman are all on the outs too. Maybe they should all get together just once for a concert and have my equally-on-the-outs man Johnny Rivers join them. Maybe call themselves the "R&R Rejects", "The Chopped Livers" or "The Not-Quite-Ready-For-Prime-Time Rockers" or something like that. Could send a fun message. And for a change, that would be a $250 ticket that I wouldn't mind springing for.


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Posted by:

Dexy

Thanks, Jan.


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Posted by:

NB

Many thanks to Jan and Norbert for their awesome contributions. Hi all !


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Posted by:

rosalind

That hall of fame racket is a great pile of slop anyway. Has absolutely nuthin' to do with quality and everything to do with sales. Gram ain't in! Dr. John ain't in! Waits ain't in! Randy Newman ain't in, even Alice Cooper ain't even in but what, MADONNA and METALLICA are! Not to mention Neil Diamond ain't in! Gotta admit, the guy's got soul whether or not anybody here thinks he belonged at The Last Waltz or not! I looked up his stuff on you-tube There's an unusual depth in that guy's eyes that gave me chills. Robbie has that same depth. Those two have similar spirits. Dry Your Eyes was a perfect song for that film. I never really understood Band fan folks not getting that.


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Posted by:

Steve

Are we now into the equivalent of the 90's Band era? I feel like we just did the 80's Band tours over the last 5 years. Thanks Jan! And Thanks to Joan for pointing to the X marks the spot on the Band Map for me.


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Posted by:

Charlie Y

Subject: Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson is the only name in that group really deserving induction. I won't have to watch the TV broadcast or even bother to record it. I'm giving up on Leon Russell ever getting inducted, but the Rock Hall ain't exactly the Smithsonian anyway--just Yoko and Jann Wenner's playhouse with little spinoffs coming soon to NYC and Vegas. They can sell lots of Madonna souvenirs there!


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Posted by:

David P.

Subject: Destination Cleveland

The inclusion of Metallica is especially notable, as I believe it's their first year of eligibility.


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Posted by:

Bill M

First, you gotta remember that it's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Quality. Second, and this is for JTF, you gotta remember that the judges have a thing about flutes. (The Guess Who'd surely be in it too if Burton Cummings had stuck to keyboards and vox.)


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

I agree with JTull about Tull and really, the whole Prog rock scene being snubbed. What is the criteria for entry? Surely looking at the R&R list, there are some weak entries that one could consider borderline, including this year. I can see Metallica because of their influence on the Heavy Metal scene.., one may not like it but because it is rock and roll it has to be given their due..., Same with Run DMC, they were trail blazers in their craft and were the first real cross over band into a white audience. It seems the RRHOF is a political club where certain kinds of rock and certain kinds of artists are considered a purer bread. Whatever..,


Entered at Thu Sep 25 23:05:52 CEST 2008 from deigo210.nirai.ne.jp (203.160.28.210)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Were the R & R Hall of Fame based in Europe...

JTull: Were the R & R Hall of Fame based somewhere in Europe, Jethro Tull would already be enshrined.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: London R&R Festival

I looked it up … some very interesting stuff. Unfortunately Wanda Jackson is on the same night as Jerry Lee and Linda Gail Lewis. I've seen Linda Gail Lewis before. You wouldn't want to see her twice.


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Posted by:

rosalind

But Peter, the Beatles, The Band and LULU are already in the Hall of Fame! You personally would put Lulu in before Wanda Jackson? LULU was more influential? Negative-o Bro


Entered at Thu Sep 25 22:36:33 CEST 2008 from fernwood-arbiter-a.net.nih.gov (128.231.88.5)

Posted by:

Jan F.

Subject: Wanda Jackson

still rocks. Saw her at the Jerry Lee Lewis tribute last year. A little heavier (aren't we all?) so there's just more sparkly costume to love!

Peter, according to Wikipedia, she's coming to a venue near you, but probably not close enough (just kidding) - London Rock and Roll Festival, October 28.

JF


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Posted by:

JTull Fan

I am very dissapointed that Jethro Tull has not yet been inducted to the R&R Hall of Fame. Sure they are not in the first tier along with the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, etc. They may even miss the second tier, but they are CERTAINLY heads and shoulders more deserving than many of the recent entries.


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Posted by:

Joan

Location: Long ago

Subject: Old enough to know better?

I am old enough to confess that I like Little Anthony and the Imperials. Truly memories of my youth.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 22:20:54 CEST 2008 from 219-89-57-51.dialup.xtra.co.nz (219.89.57.51)

Posted by:

clyde graf

Location: The Graf Boys - producer director
Web: My link

Subject: request for use of "way out west" for New Zealand documentary

Hi Guys, we are producing a documentary on the use of aerial 1080 poison in NZ, used to kill animals, and are also including the use of it and its affect on Dingo, in Australia. i wanted to know whether it would be possible to use some of your song "Way Out West" when the dingo side of the story is being covered? We would certainly include you in the credits, and could also include your website address in the credits as well. Hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Clyde Graf. email - thegrafboys@xtra.co.nz


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Wanda Jackson

Yes, I'm wrong, she was important. But she wasn't The Beatles or The Band or Marvin Gaye or even Lulu, was she? Surely that's the point about the R&R Hall of Fame, wide influence. Actually, Chic certainly score there. No one else on the list has really wide influence … maybe The Stooges on punk?


Entered at Thu Sep 25 22:03:35 CEST 2008 from pa-67-235-89-78.dhcp.embarqhsd.net (67.235.89.78)

Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: I Can't Believe You Said That!

Wanda Jackson - Minor! Come on man, that woman rocked out in those early years and influenced every quality music lovin female singer who rocked out afterwards! Wanda Jackson was pure dynamite!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: R&R Hall of Fame

Personally, I find Bobby Womack and Chic more interesting as nominees than Jeff Beck. Run DMC was a grave disappointment, because for a second I thought it was RUN C&W, who made two excellent albums. The Stooges? Utter crap. Wanda Jackson? Very minor.Metallica? Popular, but not my up of tea.

I wouldn't be standing in line for tickets for any of this lot. If they were playing my home town, I'm not sure any would drag me out on a cold wet night.


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Posted by:

rosalind

Subject: Lil's Question

Thomas Wolfe said that you can't go home again but some folks thought he wasn't even a real novelist. Some said he just had an excellent memory and like to write about himself. Hi Norbert.. Missing Little Pink.


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Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.
Web: My link

Subject: R&R HoF

While the spammers were putting Little Pink out of business, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame went and nominated its candidates for induction in 2009. It looks to Bumbles like a field without a genuine Hall of Famer, although Jeff Beck will no doubt garner much support here in the GB.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 21:24:47 CEST 2008 from pa-67-235-89-78.dhcp.embarqhsd.net (67.235.89.78)

Posted by:

rosalind

This feels weird! Is Little Pink coming back?


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Posted by:

Ragtime

I would add: Happy days are here again...


Entered at Thu Sep 25 20:06:45 CEST 2008 from schltns-3.demon.nl (83.160.180.22)

Posted by:

Ragtime

Location: Flying Dutchman on the reef

Ooohhh... to be home again...


Entered at Thu Sep 25 19:59:07 CEST 2008 from (166.129.93.143)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Thanks loads

Well my goodness, thanks to JH & Norbert.


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Posted by:

Brien Sz

Who said, you can't go home? Wow, it's kinda cool that we've come full circle. In case though we should blow ourselves out of orbit again, I would look into what it would cost and take to host a GB. If anyone has any helpful hints on this in case we need a backup, please e-mail me at brien35zip at yahoo dot com.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 19:22:00 CEST 2008 from fernwood-arbiter-a.net.nih.gov (128.231.88.5)

Posted by:

Jan F.

Location: Bethesda, MD

Jan H., you are a brave man! Thanks and rock on!

Jan F.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 19:15:51 CEST 2008 from ool-4b7f964a.static.optonline.net (75.127.150.74)

Posted by:

Carol

Subject: THANKS

Hi Jan-- Thanks for bringing it all back home. Great to see you & everyone.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 18:41:30 CEST 2008 from pool-71-241-157-35.nycmny.fios.verizon.net (71.241.157.35)

Posted by:

Joan

Subject: Thank You!!!!

I'm so glad we are back. Thank you to Jan and Norbert for what has been and what will be. I feel like I have been given a reprieve. Let's try to keep it a good friendly place. As always, Long live The Band. It will be alive as long as there are people who love it.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 18:40:21 CEST 2008 from pool-141-150-141-219.mad.east.verizon.net (141.150.141.219)

Posted by:

Bumbles

Location: New Jersey U.S.A.

Just in time. It's hard to imagine a hotly contested, bitterly partisan American presidential election without a Band GB to capture all the sound & fury.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 18:07:13 CEST 2008 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Little Pink is retired. Norbert got it back up, and then there was another hijack of the address by spammers. The code needed rewriting, and the subscription expires at the end of the month. Many thanks are due to Norbert for funding everyone's activities for five years. Norbert is trying to recover the archives.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 18:00:00 CEST 2008 from gpf-t200.gpnet.dnd.ca (131.137.245.200)

Posted by:

sadavid

Hi, Jan.

Love what you've done with the place.

Many thanks to Norbert et al. for the use of the rec room!


Entered at Thu Sep 25 18:01:15 CEST 2008 from (70.134.77.176)

Posted by:

bob w.

Landmark, I'm sure that's just the result of a little rust. Shake it off.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:53:46 CEST 2008 from modemcable006.81-81-70.mc.videotron.ca (70.81.81.6)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

I guess its safe to come out of the bunker. For now, anyway.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:47:22 CEST 2008 from modemcable006.81-81-70.mc.videotron.ca (70.81.81.6)

Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

I guess its safe to climb out of the bunker. For now anyway.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:44:29 CEST 2008 from mail.lumberg.fr (217.5.150.251)

Posted by:

JTull Fan

Peter, will Little Pink be back or has it now been retired?


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:14:38 CEST 2008 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Robbie / Eric collaboration

They were working on an album many years ago, perhaps more than ten, that got scrapped. Let's hope that in this case, the DJ was talking about the earlier one.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:12:31 CEST 2008 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Fantastic, Jan. Excellent to see it back here. I've been looking since you told me but forgot to Refresh "What's New" on the browser.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 17:05:38 CEST 2008 from c-75-72-126-40.hsd1.mn.comcast.net (75.72.126.40)

Posted by:

Dave Z

Location: Chaska, MN
Web: My link

Subject: Hudsons

Upcoming bird watching event in Oct... i.e. Large White Owls... Oh, and Garth will be playing somewheres too... so checkout above weblink...


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:57:09 CEST 2008 from mail.lumbergusa.com (217.5.150.251)

Posted by:

JTull Fan

Hard to believe it has been 5 long years. If this is the end of 'Little Pink', thank thanks to those guys, as well as Lil for having me over at BFB, for keeping the torch lit for all those years.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:52:05 CEST 2008 from (199.106.94.136)

Posted by:

Charlie Y

Location: Down in Old Virginny

Subject: Jan H. Rocks!

Jan H. rocks! So does the music of The Band 40 years down that little Upstate New York road that turned into the endless highway.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:43:57 CEST 2008 from (70.134.77.176)

Posted by:

bob w.

Thanks Jan.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:40:46 CEST 2008 from itac-gw.yyz.teloip.net (204.138.59.92)

Posted by:

Bill M

What a pleasant surprise! Thanks to Jan H for reopening. Thanks to Norbert for having provided us with an alternative playpen for so long. And, in case they've been laid off, thanks to our moderators for their unfortunately necessary labours. Now, to the Band. Is there a notometer out there that counts the number of times Rick Danko hits a string on TNTDODD? Seems to me that it'd be a relatively low number considering the length of the song. Anyway, very stately accompaniment to Levon's exceptionally evocative drumwork on the song.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:36:49 CEST 2008 from server.mjhayward.com (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: John Simon involved w/ a good cause.

John Simon will be joining his jazz trio tonight as he does every Thurs @ Ellenville, NY's Aroma Thyme Bistro. But tonight, 10% of the Bistro's proceeds will go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. What a great way to benefit a great cause by enjoying wonderful food & music. We ate there & caught a John Simon performance in late Aug. www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org www.aromathymebistro.com


Entered at Thu Sep 25 16:29:23 CEST 2008 from powell-goldstein-llp.demarc.cogentco.com (38.104.0.94)

Posted by:

David P.

Thanks Jan for opening the original GB back up.

Interesting news JTull Fan. Last I heard was that the Eric & Robbie collaboration was going to resume after Eric completed his summer touring schedule.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 15:57:06 CEST 2008 from mail.lumbergusa.com (217.5.150.251)

Posted by:

JTull Fan

Location: Richmond, VA

Thanks Jan! I'll start off with a musical post: While traveling through the Cleveland area for work earlier this week, I was flipping through the local stations, heard the tail end of a Band song, and stopped there. The DJ came on the mention the Robbie Robertson-Eric Clapton collaboration album, stated they had been working on it for the past 6 months, and now have decided to SCRAP it. Anyone else hear of this?


Entered at Thu Sep 25 15:53:15 CEST 2008 from server.mjhayward.com (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Martha Scanlan album.

Just picked up Martha Scanlan's '07 The West Was Burning album. We caught a performance w/ Ollabelle a couple of Saturdays ago @ the Tunbridge (VT) Fair & she filled in for Amy Helm. Wonderful voice. The album was recorded @ Levon's barn/studio & in Louisiana. Levon, Amy & Glenn Patscha all participated on the album. www.marthascanlan.com


Entered at Thu Sep 25 15:41:04 CEST 2008 from host81-152-108-211.range81-152.btcentralplus.com (81.152.108.211)

Posted by:

Davy Gallagher

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Subject: Hi!

It's great to see the guestbook AND the site back. God bless you Jan, it's a site I treasure.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 14:38:35 CEST 2008 from cpe-67-246-102-54.twcny.res.rr.com (67.246.102.54)

Posted by:

Bashful Bill

Location: Minoa, NY

Subject: 5 years?!

Thanks, Jan.....Life is short, bandfans. Every breath, every heartbeat isa gift. Let's behave in Jan's guestbook? um- why can't I type parantheticals?


Entered at Thu Sep 25 14:36:48 CEST 2008 from ip70-187-64-130.cl.ri.cox.net (70.187.64.130)

Posted by:

Calvin

Nice to be back


Entered at Thu Sep 25 14:20:57 CEST 2008 from ool-4574050e.dyn.optonline.net (69.116.5.14)

Posted by:

Ray

Location: NJ

Subject: GB

Wow, the original GB... cool beans, Jan!


Entered at Thu Sep 25 14:14:48 CEST 2008 from c-210-10-185-203.hay.connect.net.au (210.10.185.203)

Posted by:

dlew919

Location: Sydney, Australia

Subject: Hi

Hi. It's good to be here.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:50:57 CEST 2008 from c-24-131-111-136.hsd1.pa.comcast.net (24.131.111.136)

Posted by:

Mary (bear)

Oh my gosh......I love it. This is the place where I met so many good friends and fellow fans of a great band. I can't believe it has been five years. I got so used to my daily routine of the band gb and my morning coffee and I didn't take to the changes very well. So glad you are back!


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:46:23 CEST 2008 from blk-222-152-86.eastlink.ca (24.222.152.86)

Posted by:

joe j

Trying again.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:44:58 CEST 2008 from server.mjhayward.com (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Web: My link

Subject: Rick Danko / Paul Butterfield Band on Wolfgang's Vault.

Wolfgang's Vault is featuring this week a Rick Danko / Paul Butterfield Band September 7, 1979 live performance recording from Parr Meadows in Brookhaven (Long Island), NY. The performance was part of a ten-year anniversary of the '69 Woodstock Music Festival that featured a number of original artists.

Link


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:42:55 CEST 2008 from blk-222-152-86.eastlink.ca (24.222.152.86)

Posted by:

joe j

Jeez, ya go away for a few days and....

I thank you Jan.

Use and don't abuse guys.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:36:31 CEST 2008 from server.mjhayward.com (216.114.128.38)

Posted by:

Plochmann Lane

Location: Sunapee, NH
Web: My link

Subject: Thanks, Jan H.

Thanks for all your hard work & re-instating the GB. It's great to read Band-related input from fans & associates.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:25:24 CEST 2008 from c-76-28-120-102.hsd1.ct.comcast.net (76.28.120.102)

Posted by:

Jean

This is great. Everything old is new again.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 13:04:46 CEST 2008 from dpc67142130025.direcpc.com (67.142.130.25)

Posted by:

Lil

Um.. wow! Who said you can't go home again? :-)


Entered at Thu Sep 25 12:51:43 CEST 2008 from deigo210.nirai.ne.jp (203.160.28.210)

Posted by:

Fred

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra...it's feels like deja vu all over again. : )


Entered at Thu Sep 25 12:17:35 CEST 2008 from pc165-145.hiof.no (158.39.165.145)

Posted by:

jh

Back in service, then, after over 5 years. Proceeding with fingers crossed.


Entered at Thu Sep 25 12:16:32 CEST 2008 from pc165-145.hiof.no (158.39.165.145)

Posted by:

jh

Testing...1...2...3

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