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Andrew Gold passed away in his sleep last night Friday, June 3rd......He would have been 60 in August.

Andrew was a fantastic solo artist, but also a big Byrds fan, and the founder / leader of Byrds tribute band BYRDS OF A FEATHER.

R.I.P.

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Roger McGuinn’s new CD, a 23 tracks collection of sea shanties called CCD (get it?), will go on sale at concerts, at McGuinn.com, at CDBaby.com (and maybe at Amazon.com) on June 3, 2011.


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From Byrds Collector Whin Oppice:

CALL FOR RECORDINGS AND YOUR ATTENDANCE

I am thinking about organizing a Gene Clark Unreleased Recordings Listening Symposium to be held in Kansas City this fall.

It would be an opportunity to share our musical treasures with fellow collectors whom most of us have never met.  All are welcome.

No recording devices allowed in the meeting room. Collectors can present their unreleased Gene recordings, enjoy the camaraderie and ensuing discussions by all in attendance.

To fill out the bill, Dan Torchia of Kansas City will be available to give an overview of his documentary on young Gene Clark before the formation of The Byrds.

How does the idea appeal to you? Write me at folkrock65@yahoo.com. I need to evaluate how much interest there might be.

Thanks - Whin Oppice

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New CD just released by Sierra Records:

Roger Bush, Billy Ray Lathum & Clarence White: Bush, Lathum & White (The Kentucky Colonels Trio)


SHUCKING THE CORN

CHUG-A LUG

SHE'S NO ANGEL

SALTY DOG

JUST STAY AROUND

DIXIE BREAKDOWN

MOCKING BANJO

ONCE MORE

GREEN CORN

RUEBIN'S TRAIN

DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN

FLOP EARED MULE

BLACK EYED SUSIE

SALLY ANN

CUMBERLAND GAP

SHADY GROVE

These recordings were made in the summer of 1964

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Three songs by Brandon DeWilde (and friends – featuring Gram Parsons) have recently appeared in digital format.

They are said to have been recorded on November 9, 1965 with the embryonic International Submarine Band (Gram Parsons-guitar & vocals, Tom Snow-keyboards, John Nuese-guitar, Mickey Gauvin-drums, Ian Dunlop-bass, and New York session musician Buddy Lucas-harmonica).

You can listen to all three tracks in their entirety by clicking here (you will be taken to another webpage)

http://www.rememberingbrandon.net/Filmography---Discography.html
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The second Piedmont Brothers Band (or better Piedmont Brothers Project) CD titled "Lights Of Your Party” is ready to be pressed in both the USA and Italy.

It will be out through the Flyin’ Cloud Records label in US (ref. FC059 - www.flyincloudrecords.com) and through the weekly magazine TEMPI (www.tempi.it) in Italy.

Above is the US release CD cover (while the italian one will be different for the joy of collectors).

We have the pleasure to announce that the Crown Prince Of The Rickenbacker 12 String, our good friend Horst-Peter Schmidt from Germany (leader of Different Faces and Starbyrd) is guesting with his trademark Rick on the song "My Brother”.  

The liner notes have been written for the US edition by Aldo Pedron and for the italian edition by Raffaele Galli and Paolo Vites.

More info here : www.piedmontbrothersband.com

Recommended by Byrds Flyght.

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Jim Dickson in 1967 during the recording sessions for the David Hemmings Happens LP.

Famous record producer and early Byrds manager JIM DICKSON passed away on April 19, 2011 in Costa Mesa , Ca.

He produced recordings by The Byrds, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Clarence White, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons...and many other artists outside the Byrds circle.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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The best 14 tracks from Kaffenberger And Antonacci's early 1980s Christian Folk-Rock LPs SOMEONE GREATER and PILGRIM, plus one bonus track, have finally been digitized, remixed and remastered with some tasteful Rickenbacker Electric 12-String guitar (à la The Byrds) added to seven of the tracks. 

All the music is in the style of Neil Young - Byrds - Buffalo Springfield

These 15 total songs are available through CD Baby at this link (digital download only):

cdbaby.com

There are 30-second previews available as well as detailed track information.  For those folks interested only in tracks with the Rickenbacker, those are clearly marked in the online notes.
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The Byrds' Younger Than Yesterday album has been re-released on CD by the Audio Fidelity label (AFZ 110)


It's a high quality 24 kt Gold, Limited, Numbered Edition CD, remastered from the original mono master tapes by Steve Hoffman.

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New Byrds  live CD + DVD release planned for May 2011:

The Byrds – The Lost Broadcasts

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin, Jimmi Seiter

Release Date: 9 May 2011 - Label: Gonzo

The Lost Broadcasts are a series of Audio and Visual CD/DVD sets featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on german television, in some cases more than forty years ago.

The Byrds first session from the 19th of May 1971 featured newer material including Chestnut Mare from the band’s critically well received album Untitled alongside the classic songs So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, Mr Tambourine Man and Eight Miles High. The second session comes from October 1972 and they perform three versions of Black Mountain Rag and two versions of So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star.

1. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)

2. Chestnut Mare (May 71)

3. So You Want to Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)

4. Eight Miles High (May 71)

5. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)

6. Black Mountain Rag & Soldier's Joy (Oct 72)

7. Soldier's Joy (May 71)

8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)

9. Chestnut Mare (May 71)

10. Mr Tambourine Man (May 71)

11. Eight Miles High (May 71)


NOTE: this description is based on a text we found on a major retailer website. There are some errors that we will correct as soon as possible. For instance, The Byrds did not record nor appear live on German TV in October 1972. B ... Read more »

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