Santa's The Band Christmas Quiz 2004The following was posted at The Band web site on December 15, 2004:
We received over 100 e-mails with answers over the next two weeks, 62 of these were correct.
Quite a few thought the clip came from Come Miner's Daughter. Other suggestions included "Levon's Midnight Ramble," "a bootleg from the Barn Burners in a barn or something," "the launch party/picnic for Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars," and "from Rick's brothers farm in Canada 1968 (Next of Kin)"!
The correct answer is that the sample comes from Steven Segal's 1997 movie Fire Down Below, starring Levon as Reverend Bob Goodall. Levon sings this song (does anyone know the title of it?) at the church picnic with kids around him.
A little C-program using random numbers, written by yours truly, was used to select one of the 62 contestans with the correct answer. And the lucky winner of Levon's book is (drum roll):
Peter Nederlof, from the Netherlands!Thanks to all the contestants for participating, we'll be back next year with a new quiz and an even better price!