Robbie Robertson's Telecaster

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  1. Telecasterless

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    If you get a dual showman, get a bigger living room.
     
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    Here's the guitar shortly before it was bronzed. The middle pickup was moved at the same time. Robbie bought the guitar from Norm Harris in late 73.
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    The Band is one of my favorites. Lots of great music. :)
     
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    As this thread is going on, I'm in the process of reading Levon's (or Lavon's) autobiography This Wheel's On Fire.....about 1/4 the way through. It's VERY interesting. When I'm finished, I have Robbie's Testimony to read. I understand there are some major discrepancies between the two. So far, Levon is VERY complimentary to EVERYONE....especially Robbie and his playing.
     
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    Is this an early ' video' ( lip sync) or live that sounds awfully closely played to studio track?

    Or is this video capturing the ' keeper track' , actually recorded here live in studio?
    Love it! ( early Epi Sheraton ? with NY mini hums)
     
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    Great book, had no idea that Ronnie and The Hawks were so big, for years in the Midwest!
    The original R&R bio
     
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    I don't know the provenance of the video, but it looks "real".

    The guitar is an Epiphone Riviera, the mini-hums are Kalamazoo. The NY Epi pickups that look like mini-hums are actually single-coil, and I think Gibson ran out of those in 1960 or 1961.
     
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    I liked Robbie best on a tele, but he did sound great on a strat in The Last Waltz. The Band deserved a lot more recognition. True greatness in music.
     
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    I have that Band photo book.

    Pretty amazing.

    The Band’s second album could not have been cut in a more unlikely place...:lol:
     
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    The pool house on the right. Sammy Davis Jr’s backyard !
     
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    How it appeared after the black paint was removed and a b-16 and humbucker were added
     

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    A favorite album, favorite band, earliest formative music.

    I almost think Dylan hurt their career by having them appear as a backup band to a "bigger" star.
     
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    I listened to that album and sang all those songs so many times I hear this live cut as uncomfortably different from the album cut.
    It's close but every guitar note and ride cymbal strike is so perfectly placed in the studio version.
    How tight they played, or orchestrated, was pretty epic in terms of the generally raw seat of the pants rock recording of the time.
    The multiple vocal styles, tight playing, and songs easily knock a multi star member band like the Beatles off the podium, but the fame failed to carry them.
    Maybe they also simply didn't want to be pop stars.
     
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    Cool! Hey if anyone is interested, I have Danko's Guild acoustic in my shop right now....I know the guy who inherited it is looking to sell it.
     
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    "The Weight" of this article is staggering. :p
     
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    I'd take 10 Years After over The Band. Sorry.
     
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    I saw some photos of Rick Danko playing it with Dylan during the basement tape sessions , it was in a Rolling Stone article from 2014 , Danko is wearing shades,I almost didn't recognize him...it's probably easy enough to find...
     
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    I'd love to see that in-person one day...

    I actually was lucky enough to see Big Pink up close once. I got to see one of Levon's Midnight Rambles back in 2008. Can't believe I was a mere 20 years old back when I saw Levon!
     
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