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Old 03-13-2006, 01:59 PM   #26
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BIll and Peter, it sounds like it was a wonderful evening. I wish I could have been there, for many reasons, but especially to hear both of you perform. I hope this becomes something yearly, so that I might be able to make it next time.
I'll echo Char in asking if there is any recording of any type?
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Thanks Jenney,
I don't beleive anyone recorded it. Maybe the next time
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It sounds like a beautiful evening for a very special cause. Thank you Peter and Bill for sharing it with us! Not only do I wish I could have been there as a friend of cancer survivors, but I too would have loved to hear the wonderful music from all the performers. Sounds like it was a very touching evening for all and that everyone will have treasured memories of the event.
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Peter! Bill!
What a magical time. I enjoyed reading every word.
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Thanks Kim! We did have a fantastic time. Wait till you hear Peter pick! I have to encourage Peter, Dave and Dale keep it going! These guys can play!
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It sounds like a beautiful evening for a very special cause. Thank you Peter and Bill for sharing it with us! Not only do I wish I could have been there as a friend of cancer survivors, but I too would have loved to hear the wonderful music from all the performers. Sounds like it was a very touching evening for all and that everyone will have treasured memories of the event.
Thanks Janice! Hopefully we will all get some good music going in Toronto! Thanks to all of you guys for your kind words here and supporting us
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Hopefully we will all get some good music going in Toronto!
I'm not only banking on that, but I'm looking forward to it!!
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I recorded it Char,only in my mind,but it will never be erased.Everyone that performed at this evening to remember,were no less than phenominal..High School Reunion,Chris Westfall,Bill Hall..So many so very talented artist's under one one roof,in one night.
Just speeking for Gloria and myself,Bill was the "Star" of the night..Sorry to dissagree on the star status Bill,to each his/her own...

Alecia does not realize what She started....You will need a bigger place next year...
for once,I'm at a loss for words
Thank's so much Bill,and thanks to all Your friends that made this happen...
Brian& Gloria
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I recorded it Char,only in my mind,but it will never be erased.Everyone that performed at this evening to remember,were no less than phenominal..High School Reunion,Chris Westfall,Bill Hall..So many so very talented artist's under one one roof,in one night.
Just speeking for Gloria and myself,Bill was the "Star" of the night..Sorry to dissagree on the star status Bill,to each his/her own...

Alecia does not realize what She started....You will need a bigger place next year...
for once,I'm at a loss for words
Thank's so much Bill,and thanks to all Your friends that made this happen...
Brian& Gloria
Thanks so much Brian and Gloria!!
Peter and I were so very thrilled and grateful to you guys for taking the long trip to get to the theater! It was one of the true highlights of this great weekend to meet you both. I only wish I had had the opportunity to spend more time with you on Saturday! I now we are all going to have blast in Toronto!
Allecia emailed me last night to tell me that this event was tremendously succesful in that it raised funds for cancer research and provided hope and support for the courageous people fighting this disease and their families/friends. It may be that we raise a little at a time butin the aggragate we will get there. I have never played a more important show or one that was nearer to my heart and I know Peter feels the same way.
On a personal note Brian, I believe God sends us things at certain times that help give us some comfort in our lives and help us to cope with whatever it is we just must cope with.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what transpires on Friday/Saturday nights at 9:00 in all it's zaniness has been and remains a special and peaceful place to set for a few hours with friends. Having one of our bud's from the Chat room at the show was special because I know all of the gang form the chat were really pulling for us!
Thanks again Pal to you and Gloria for being there!
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I think I understand Bill,that must be why I did'nt do what Laurel wanted me to do..lol
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Bill, I wish I could have been there, too. Maybe someday you'll get out to L.A.?? Before that time, I'll have to content myself with your CD. (awaiting the second one....) I know, I know!! Hope to "talk" to you soon in chat!
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Sheryl,
Whenever Bill does make it to L.A., You correct me if I'm/Were wrong..
We Love Bill's Cd,but I'm tellin You,"Live" is even better....Wait and see,Hear,experiance.....
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Bill, I wish I could have been there, too. Maybe someday you'll get out to L.A.?? Before that time, I'll have to content myself with your CD. (awaiting the second one....) I know, I know!! Hope to "talk" to you soon in chat!
Thanks Sheryl! I will talk to you soon. Working on the recording

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Peter Alicea:
Hi Folks,
Last night (Saturday,March 11) we had our benefit show to raise money for a local chapter of the Survivors and Friends Cancer group. QUOTE]

Thanks for the briliant reporting on what seems to have been an awesome event
All this talk aboat cancer fund raising brought back happy memories of the many years I served as the "honorary" (oh do shut up Sydney hooligan person) ^Treasurer of my local branch of the UK's Cancer Research Campaign.(at the time there were, inexplicably two such organisations in the UK the other being the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. (These two later merged). I originally got involved after attending a CRC Wine Tasting with my then girlfriend that was organised by her parents and wishing to impress her I volunteered to join their committee. When her stepfather had to step down as chairman I took over as treasurer from her mother.
(Nevertheless the impression was not successful and Fran and her Australian husband now run a guest house on the Victorian shore).
Our CRC Comittee raised around 2000 a year, mostly from the annual "flag-day" collections.and we were always on the look out for new events to put on.One that we used to thoroughly enjoy and reaped in regularly large amounts from was an "Auction of Promises" and in case this is something Peter's sister and organising partner are unaware of I will describe it in general detail.
We booked a hall capable of seating say 600 people and then contacted local people and businesses we knew (or thought) might be generous requesting the donation of items that we could auction.
Typically this included restaurant dinner vouchers. the occasional plesasure sight-seeing flight if we found anybody owning an aeroplane, cakes, vacation vouchers , a thorough plumbing or heating service and usually a local farmer could be persuaded to donate a ton of "well-rotted manure"!!
In fact just aboat anything is suitable including

the proverbial kitchen fitment!!
We would then engage the free services of a local auctioneer (not necessarily from Arkansas) and after providing refreshments let the bidding begin (ideally on say 100 lots).
I thoroughly recommend this fund-raising event and, Peter, should your sister need any further details I will put on my thinking cap (it is now the best part of seven years since I was last involved in one.
John Fowles
I did a google and found a nice description of one such UK auction in the Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon

at:-
http://www.lamaction.org/news/auction.htm
held by LAM ?wotisdat?
(LAM Action is the UK charity for patients and families with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (also known as LAM) and doctors caring for patients with LAM. so now you know)
and here is another


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Peter Alicea:
Hi Folks,
Last night (Saturday,March 11) we had our benefit show to raise money for a local chapter of the Survivors and Friends Cancer group. QUOTE]

Thanks for the briliant reporting on what seems to have been an awesome event
All this talk aboat cancer fund raising brought back happy memories of the many years I served as the "honorary" (oh do shut up Sydney hooligan person) ^Treasurer of my local branch of the UK's Cancer Research Campaign.(at the time there were, inexplicably two such organisations in the UK the other being the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. (These two later merged). I originally got involved after attending a CRC Wine Tasting with my then girlfriend that was organised by her parents and wishing to impress her I volunteered to join their committee. When her stepfather had to step down as chairman I took over as treasurer from her mother.
(Nevertheless the impression was not successful and Fran and her Australian husband now run a guest house on the Victorian shore).
Our CRC Comittee raised around 2000 a year, mostly from the annual "flag-day" collections.and we were always on the look out for new events to put on.One that we used to thoroughly enjoy and reaped in regularly large amounts from was an "Auction of Promises" and in case this is something Peter's sister and organising partner are unaware of I will describe it in general detail.
We booked a hall capable of seating say 600 people and then contacted local people and businesses we knew (or thought) might be generous requesting the donation of items that we could auction.
Typically this included restaurant dinner vouchers. the occasional plesasure sight-seeing flight if we found anybody owning an aeroplane, cakes, vacation vouchers , a thorough plumbing or heating service and usually a local farmer could be persuaded to donate a ton of "well-rotted manure"!!
In fact just aboat anything is suitable including

the proverbial kitchen fitment!!
We would then engage the free services of a local auctioneer (not necessarily from Arkansas) and after providing refreshments let the bidding begin (ideally on say 100 lots).
I thoroughly recommend this fund-raising event and, Peter, should your sister need any further details I will put on my thinking cap (it is now the best part of seven years since I was last involved in one.
John Fowles
I did a google and found a nice description of one such UK auction in the Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon

at:-
http://www.lamaction.org/news/auction.htm
held by LAM ?wotisdat?
(LAM Action is the UK charity for patients and families with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (also known as LAM) and doctors caring for patients with LAM. so now you know)
and here is another


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Old 03-14-2006, 06:16 PM   #39
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what tunes did you sing Peter??
Did anyone record any of the evening in any form???
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Hello Char,
The set list our band ( High School Reunion), played was as follows:
1.Jesus Hold my Hand
This is an Old fashioned foot-stompin Gospel tune that was initiated by the Mandolin player, Dave Musselwhite.
2. Cripple Creek
A famous bluegrass banjo tune made most popular during the Hee Haw T.V. show. It was the banjo tune that was played as Roy Clark and a weekley guest traded corny jokes.
3. Presbyterian Guitar
Written by John Hartford, of Gentle on my Mind fame.
Done at my behest because it is one of the most beautiful tunes that I have ever heard. My pal Dave Musselwhite liked it so much, that he and his wife Karen requested it to be played for their wedding. That task was done by a fellow named Kenny Geheret. To this day, still the greatest live performance of it that I ever heard.
4. Summer Wages
Written by Ian Tyson.
Dale Dourte (of our band),introduced Dave and I to this song in the late '70's. We never get together without playing it.
5. Hello in There,
written by John Prine, or as Bill and others know it...Me and Loretta.
This song was requested of my by my sister Allecia, who was one of the people in charge of the Survivors event.
6. Foggy Mountain Breakdown,
probably the 2'nd most popular banjo tune of all time. ( The first is most likely Dueling Banjos).
7. Just Hold On.
A thought provoking song written by Dale. The song deals with the initial feelings that a parent has when confronted with a child that has been diagnosed with cancer. This song was requested by Dave and I because Dale seemed hesitant to "put it out there". We understood his feelings and he was happy to sing it.
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Hello Char,
The set list our band ( High School Reunion), played was as follows:
1.Jesus Hold my Hand
This is an Old fashioned foot-stompin Gospel tune that was initiated by the Mandolin player, Dave Musselwhite.
2. Cripple Creek
A famous bluegrass banjo tune made most popular during the Hee Haw T.V. show. It was the banjo tune that was played as Roy Clark and a weekley guest traded corny jokes.
3. Presbyterian Guitar
Written by John Hartford, of Gentle on my Mind fame.
Done at my behest because it is one of the most beautiful tunes that I have ever heard. My pal Dave Musselwhite liked it so much, that he and his wife Karen requested it to be played for their wedding. That task was done by a fellow named Kenny Geheret. To this day, still the greatest live performance of it that I ever heard.
4. Summer Wages
Written by Ian Tyson.
Dale Dourte (of our band),introduced Dave and I to this song in the late '70's. We never get together without playing it.
5. Hello in There,
written by John Prine, or as Bill and others know it...Me and Loretta.
This song was requested of my by my sister Allecia, who was one of the people in charge of the Survivors event.
6. Foggy Mountain Breakdown,
probably the 2'nd most popular banjo tune of all time. ( The first is most likely Dueling Banjos).
7. Just Hold On.
A thought provoking song written by Dale. The song deals with the initial feelings that a parent has when confronted with a child that has been diagnosed with cancer. This song was requested by Dave and I because Dale seemed hesitant to "put it out there". We understood his feelings and he was happy to sing it.
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Peter, Bill -- Thank you so much for sharing your experience of this evening with all of us.

Special events like this don't just happen; there are countless hours of hard work and preparation and my hat is off to all of you -- Donna, Allecia, Dave, Dale, Chris, and of course Peter and Bill. It is plain to see that this effort came straight from the heart.

I think it's safe to say there were a number of us in chat Saturday night who kept you all close in thought!

Amazing, all of you. It is because of people like you that there is hope.
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Peter, Bill -- Thank you so much for sharing your experience of this evening with all of us.

Special events like this don't just happen; there are countless hours of hard work and preparation and my hat is off to all of you -- Donna, Allecia, Dave, Dale, Chris, and of course Peter and Bill. It is plain to see that this effort came straight from the heart.

I think it's safe to say there were a number of us in chat Saturday night who kept you all close in thought!

Amazing, all of you. It is because of people like you that there is hope.
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thanks Peter - sounds like a wide variety of tunes! I do remember that Hee Haw tune...and now it's stuck in my head for the whole day....
lol
I'll have to put on John Prine to help chase it out!
Perhaps a recording set-up next year is in order? Raise a few more dollars selling CD's?

What a fine bunch of folks-you are all to be applauded for your efforts involved with this project that is so dear to you.
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thanks Peter - sounds like a wide variety of tunes! I do remember that Hee Haw tune...and now it's stuck in my head for the whole day....
lol
I'll have to put on John Prine to help chase it out!
Perhaps a recording set-up next year is in order? Raise a few more dollars selling CD's?

What a fine bunch of folks-you are all to be applauded for your efforts involved with this project that is so dear to you.
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Peter,
Your charitable endeavours are remarkably giving. You and the others are to be applauded indeed , as Char put it.
One song and writer you mentioned in the event set-list was of special interest to me. John Hartford's "Gentle On My Mind".
I agree it is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard, too. Did you know that while of course most of us remember Glen Campbell's cover of it that was a chart-topper cross-over country hit into pop.
What I thought might be interesting though, was that it may not be known widely that Hartford wrote many more of Campbell's string of similar hits. I believe relatively few were
recorded by Hartford; many more penned.
Interesting though is for reasons I have never tried to research on the 'net, or in the library is that Hartford stoppped writing (and recording too) that particular "easy-listening" style of country-folk-contemporary such as GOMM. He had a remarkably pleasasnt and listenable voice that Lightfoot fans would take to right away; I did.
Oddly, after writing a string of hit-driven
albums, maybe more like a few anyway, he changed labels from Warner-Bros Reprise (I believe) to what I think was his own label (......Fish). Flying Fish, I think. He also dramatically changed his style to a "wacky" version of bluegrass which I enjoy in general, but this was a little fringe odd to my taste.
I always have loved GL's ODR album, reportedly recorded in or around Nashville and also emplying bluegrass luminaries as studio musician's. I read it was recorded in a barn as well. Of course post-prcoessing was done back presumably at a sound-studio house and engineered to couple with some of the most beautiful string arrangements and instrumental tracks I have heaard on any of GL's albums I have heard.
Favorite songs from ODR that I love include "That Same Old Obsession" , "Lazy Morning" and "It's worth Believin' " . What a great album, and every song is memorable, a characteristic of Gord's that among all the best singer-songwiters' work I am aware of is a relatively rare occurence; but not for Gord.
Thanks for sharing the story of the admirable benefit work Peter - an inspiration to me. - Steve (Geo)
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I always have loved GL's ODR album, reportedly recorded in or around Nashville and also emplying bluegrass luminaries as studio musician's. I read it was recorded in a barn as well.
Interesting Steve but how sure are you of that as Wayne's album recording notes at:-
http://www.lightfoot.ca/albrecno.htm
declare that ODR was recorded in Toronto with bluegrass backing by the Good Brothers (memorably seen by some of us in at Hamiltom in November 2004)
the same notes do reveal that
"BACK HERE ON EARTH was recorded: Nashville, TN at Owen Bradley's Barn in September 1968
Released: November 1968"
Doubly interesting to me because Buddy Holly's first studio recordings were also recorded in that barn
"four songs produced by Owen Bradley at Bradley's Barn Studio on 26 January 1956"
see:-
http://www.rocksite.info/r-holly-buddy.htm
and:-
http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/Rock/Buddy.php
"Holly did three sessions in Nashville during 1956 (January, July and November"
"The first two sessions had Sonny Curtis playing leadguitar and Grady Martin on rhythm"
Grady Martin was also on hand for the rather later (1962) Nashville "Early Lightfoot" album
see the songbook track list notes for "Remember Me and It's Too Late" at:-
http://web.archive.org/web/200303171...75802trx.lasso
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Originally posted by geodeticman:
I always have loved GL's ODR album, reportedly recorded in or around Nashville and also emplying bluegrass luminaries as studio musician's. I read it was recorded in a barn as well.
Interesting Steve but how sure are you of that as Wayne's album recording notes at:-
http://www.lightfoot.ca/albrecno.htm
declare that ODR was recorded in Toronto with bluegrass backing by the Good Brothers (memorably seen by some of us in at Hamiltom in November 2004)
the same notes do reveal that
"BACK HERE ON EARTH was recorded: Nashville, TN at Owen Bradley's Barn in September 1968
Released: November 1968"
Doubly interesting to me because Buddy Holly's first studio recordings were also recorded in that barn
"four songs produced by Owen Bradley at Bradley's Barn Studio on 26 January 1956"
see:-
http://www.rocksite.info/r-holly-buddy.htm
and:-
http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/Rock/Buddy.php
"Holly did three sessions in Nashville during 1956 (January, July and November"
"The first two sessions had Sonny Curtis playing leadguitar and Grady Martin on rhythm"
Grady Martin was also on hand for the rather later (1962) Nashville "Early Lightfoot" album
see the songbook track list notes for "Remember Me and It's Too Late" at:-
http://web.archive.org/web/200303171...75802trx.lasso
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Buddy (Emmons NOT Holly) on stage with
Willie Nelson and Ray Price.
(That's Grady Martin, too!
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Peter,
Your charitable endeavours are remarkably giving. You and the others are to be applauded indeed , as Char put it.
One song and writer you mentioned in the event set-list was of special interest to me. John Hartford's "Gentle On My Mind".
I agree it is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard, too. Did you know that while of course most of us remember Glen Campbell's cover of it that was a chart-topper cross-over
country hit into pop. What I thought might be interesting though, was that it may not be known widely that Hartford wrote many more of Campbell's string of similar hits. I believe relatively few were
recorded by Hartford; many more penned.
Interesting though is for reasons I have never tried to research on the 'net, or in the library is that Hartford stoppped writing (and recording too) that particular "easy-listening" style of country-folk-contemporary such as GOMM. He had a remarkably pleasasnt and listenable voice that Lightfoot fans would take to right away; I did.
Oddly, after writing a string of hit-driven
albums, maybe more like a few anyway, he changed labels from Warner-Bros Reprise (I believe) to what I think was his own label (......Fish). Flying Fish, I think. He also dramatically changed his style to a "wacky" version of bluegrass which I enjoy in general, but this was a little fringe odd to my taste.
me. - Steve (Geo)
HI Steve,
I agree with you about "Gentle on my Mind". it is a beautiful song. Another great song by JH was "natural to be Gone". Glen used to do that one too on this show. If you you go to "Apple ITUNES" there is a great version of that song featuring Bela Fleck on Banjo.
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