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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 12:50 PM
http://sipthewine.blogspot.com/2008/06/ricks-basses-and-guitars-some-of-his .html


i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band,but for those few who are there are great stories there...& imho,there is a generational trilogy of music--at least in my life--ABB,The Band, & The Grateful Dead--the Watkins Glen lineup--even today all that remain of each of the original lineups are interconnected--Warren,Levon,ABB covers of Band & GD songs,Phil having Warren & Derek in his band for a bit,Duane,of course,& the GD,the festival express train ride--The Band & GD...on & on...so that's why i keep posting all this Band related stuff--basically ignored!!! but,important to honor music that was a part of history & the fine,sweet,people who are part of making this great music---& truly a fine bunch of guys

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 12:57 PM
Thank you for posting this! I've been lucky enough to see 4 members of The Band in concert (Levon, Rick, and Garth @ Woodstock '94 and Robbie @ last year's Crossroads Festival).

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 12:59 PM
you were lucky to be at the Crossroads show--i keep replaying it!!
 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 01:00 PM
Cool site, Effie! Love this quote

On the Day Rick Danko Was Born, the Angels Sang.
Rick Sang Harmony.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 02:11 PM
Lucky enough to see The Band twice - Santa Barbara County Bowl (openers - Etta James, Sons of Champlin!) and The Last Waltz. Far more powerful and crunching live sound than what got captured on record. Truly amazing. Not a bad catalog of songs, either.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 02:41 PM
Deb--that's a quote on the thing they gave out with Ric's pic @ the memorial service i actually recall every part of that service--a real musical honor for Rick...& what a great person he was....
 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 02:56 PM
Caught The Band at The Channel in Boston a couple of nights after Richard Manuel's suicide. Probably the most emotional show I've ever attended.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 03:02 PM
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Deb--that's a quote on the thing they gave out with Ric's pic @ the memorial service i actually recall every part of that service--a real musical honor for Rick...& what a great person he was....
Sounds like a very moving service, Effie.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 04:36 PM
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http://sipthewine.blogspot.com/2008/06/ricks-basses-and-guitars-some- of-his.html


i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band,but for those few who are there are great stories there...& imho,there is a generational trilogy of music--at least in my life--ABB,The Band, & The Grateful Dead--the Watkins Glen lineup--even today all that remain of each of the original lineups are interconnected--Warren,Levon,ABB covers of Band & GD songs,Phil having Warren & Derek in his band for a bit,Duane,of course,& the GD,the festival express train ride--The Band & GD...on & on...so that's why i keep posting all this Band related stuff--basically ignored!!! but,important to honor music that was a part of history & the fine,sweet,people who are part of making this great music---& truly a fine bunch of guys

[Edited on 6/27/2008 by dadof2]


"i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band"...


WOW !! That's news to me.I thought most folk's here dug The band & Danko...I know i'm a huge fan of both !

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 04:51 PM
Very cool ! thanks!!!
 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 05:03 PM
"It Makes No Difference" is probably my favorite Band tune of all time. You can just feel the pain dripping from Rick's vocal.

Funny thing about The Band is that I always find myself singing along when I listen. Just not necessarily w/ the lead. Those background harmonies are so, so sweet.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 05:05 PM
When I hear Rick Danko sing "It Makes No Difference", man I get chills, he left us way too early.

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 07:28 PM
consider myself lucky to catch The Band @ woodstock 94 was my favorite set of the weekend.
Levon Helm Band @ Wanee this year also.
Big Fan of the Band, ABB and the Grateful Dead.
soundtrack of my life

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:02 PM
There are a lot more Band fans than you think. I am currently getting into their later albums such as CAHOOTS, ISLANDS, NORTHERN LIGHTS SOUTHERN CROSS and MOONDOG MATINEE. Some of my favorite Band songs are on these LPs such as:

4% PANTOMIME (with Van Morrison)
SMOKE SIGNAL (An even better version is on the bootleg "Academy of Outtakes")
GET UP JAKE (Rock Of Ages)
JUPITER HOLLOW
KNOCKIN' LOST JOHN (Robbie and Levon share vocals!)
RIGHT AS RAIN
GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS (An obscure Chuck Berry song sung by Levon, was the opening number during those '73 shows at Watkins Glen and Roosevelt Stadium)

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 08:08 PM
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"It Makes No Difference" is probably my favorite Band tune of all time. You can just feel the pain dripping from Rick's vocal.

Funny thing about The Band is that I always find myself singing along when I listen. Just not necessarily w/ the lead. Those background harmonies are so, so sweet.


My fav. Band tune as well.....

 

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  posted on 6/27/2008 at 09:07 PM

I personally can't get enough of the Band.They are Among my big three as well! I can't claim to have ever seen any of them live, however. I caught the Allmans for the first time at Woodstock '94, but for some reason I ddin't get over to the other stage for The Band. I will see Levon's band on the bill with Lesh and friends in July (Rochester) for which I'm thrilled.

They really captured something special....I welcome as many Band posts as you like

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 06:08 AM
Effie ya know I Love The Band.....

of course all this mention about Makes No Difference.... its my personal favortie.. rips my heart out... and I think of my first Love, who has passed away 24years ago now...

Also Watkins Glen if you were there ... you can understand the feel, the vibe about it... One of the best times in my life....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k4Mv9givQI

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 08:04 AM
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i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band,but for those few who are there are great stories there...& imho,there is a generational trilogy of music--at least in my life--ABB,The Band, & The Grateful Dead--the Watkins Glen lineup--even today all that remain of each of the original lineups are interconnected--Warren,Levon,ABB covers of Band & GD songs,Phil having Warren & Derek in his band for a bit,Duane,of course,& the GD,the festival express train ride--The Band & GD...on & on...so that's why i keep posting all this Band related stuff--basically ignored!!! but,important to honor music that was a part of history & the fine,sweet,people who are part of making this great music---& truly a fine bunch of guys

[Edited on 6/27/2008 by dadof2]


"i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band"...


WOW !! That's news to me.I thought most folk's here dug The band & Danko...I know i'm a huge fan of both !


I was wondering why the post began with those words, myself...

I don't have time today to look at the link but will as soon as I can. Thanks!

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 10:05 AM
i just thought some people were annoyed because i was posting often with Band related stuff--no offense & sorry if i insulted anyone....
Barry--Cahoots is an under appreciated,yet,beautiful album....one of my favorites--& the others you mention are awesome--even Islands which everyone hated when released had some fine tunes....
The quintessential Band purchase ya can make is The Band: A Musical History--5 cd's & 1 dvd of everything including some outtakes & alternative versions that are as good or better than the official releases--also has Levon & the Hawks early stuff & Ronnie Hawkins stuff---the cd's are organized chronologically thus demonstrating the incredible growth & evolution of their music--and some of their solo work over the years is quite good too...Rick's first solo with "Sip the Wine" on it is great....

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 12:10 PM
I am hoping that there is yet to be released live stuff from the old days. I don't know how diligent they were about taping shows. One would think there was Rock Of Ages / Wake Of The Flood leftovers not used. They were pro recorded.

Saw them in 72............ big sis took lil brother, a great concert moment. I was well primed, had played the heck out of Pink and The Band at home. They were tight as nails and actually played pretty straight up versions of their songs.

So what album was "Java Blues" on of Danko and is it available?

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 12:15 PM
I love The Band! Thanks for the link!

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 12:22 PM
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So what album was "Java Blues" on of Danko and is it available?


'Java Bues" is on Rick's self-titled debut album ( came out in 1977, I think). It was released on cd. It's out of print now; picked up my copy on eBay.

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 12:48 PM
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i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band,but for those few who are there are great stories there...& imho,there is a generational trilogy of music--at least in my life--ABB,The Band, & The Grateful Dead--the Watkins Glen lineup--even today all that remain of each of the original lineups are interconnected--Warren,Levon,ABB covers of Band & GD songs,Phil having Warren & Derek in his band for a bit,Duane,of course,& the GD,the festival express train ride--The Band & GD...on & on...so that's why i keep posting all this Band related stuff--basically ignored!!! but,important to honor music that was a part of history & the fine,sweet,people who are part of making this great music---& truly a fine bunch of guys

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"i realize few give a darn about Rick or The Band"...


WOW !! That's news to me.I thought most folk's here dug The band & Danko...I know i'm a huge fan of both !


I'm with you on that Hugh, I think there are a lot of people here who recognize the historical signifigance of The Band and Rick Danko, who I thouht was often overlooked as a singer and player.

I was fortunate to see the Rock of Ages Tour with Bob Dylan in NYC in the early 70's.

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 03:41 PM
The one question that invariably comes up when the word "Band" is mentioned is ... did Robbie Robertson actually write all the material as he is credited for? Anybody who has heard Robbie try to sing knows that ... well ... he can't. Seems like ... well ... some of the others didn't get their due. Not just from fans, but from Robbie alike. Last Waltz in particular. Scorsesse has Robbie looking like a Hollywood leading man wannabe when before it Mr. Robertson was as butt ugly as the rest of them i.e. scraggly beard, lennon glasses, overalls, etc. And why is the focus on Robbie as the leader when Danko, Helm, Manuel ... hell ... Hudson contribute more to the performance of the tunes in general? This ugly situation has never been cleared up to the more than casual observer of the band. Never. At least it hasn't been for me.

 

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  posted on 6/28/2008 at 10:09 PM
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The one question that invariably comes up when the word "Band" is mentioned is ... did Robbie Robertson actually write all the material as he is credited for?


Man, don't even go there. Levon Helm is a very bitter guy who blames a LOT of other people for the problems he's had in his life. He wrote a book about 15 years ago basically blaming Robbie for all his financial difficulties. The problem is, none of the other guys in the band ever backed him up on this, and every album except for Northern Lights had songs credited to the other members... it just doesn't hold any water. If you believe everything Levon Helm says, you'll end up hating half the planet, just like he does.

 
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