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Don Grieser
Nov-14-2005, 10:13am
I was watching the Last Waltz yesterday and during one song, Robbie is playing a very cool looking Gibson electric mando/guitar double neck. From the headstock script, it looked like late 50s/60s? But he only played the guitar! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

What a classic film!

Nov-14-2005, 10:17am
I need to look at that video again, I don't remember that instrument. I do remember the part where Clapton's guitar strap comes undone during a good solo and messes him up http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Nov-14-2005, 11:31am
i'll need to bust out the video (one of my favs) as i don't recall it. but what a great film! some of you folks (spruce???) must've been there-lucky!.

Tom C
Nov-14-2005, 12:02pm
I noticed that too but I was wondering if it was a mandola scale. It's shown during "The Weight". It's one of my favorites films too.

Nov-14-2005, 12:26pm
Yeah, that's a Gibson double-necker from Norm's Rare Guitars in LA....

It's in one of the filmed segments, and not from the concert at Winterland...

Nov-14-2005, 12:33pm
so spruce,
were you there?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Nov-14-2005, 2:08pm
I was

Nov-14-2005, 5:15pm
In this clip it looks like Levon is playing an EM-200.
Evangeline w/Emmylou (http://theband.hiof.no/video_clips/new_videos/tb70_5.mov)

Nov-14-2005, 5:54pm
sternART- the jealousy right now is TREMENDOUS!!!!!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Nov-14-2005, 8:12pm
Well, it wasn't all good. They did have to sit through the Neil Diamond material. "Come Dry Your Eyes." Feh. That Dixie was pretty hot, though...


Nov-14-2005, 8:38pm
That performance of The Weight is great, bt it is strange to see how overdubed the intro is as Robbie isn't playing at all what you can hear. I've heard that much of the music in the film and recordings were recut for quality issues. Still, it is amazing stuff.

Nov-14-2005, 9:14pm
At the time the thrill was not knowing who was there to sit in, or who would come on next.......it just kept going &
of course it turns out the lineup of friends of The Band playing was pretty amazing. Ahhhh the good ol days, Winterland
was home of many fine shows in the post Fillmore days. At the time I thought the missing link was Jerry Garcia. he played
some parallel tunes, with the Band, in his JGB.

Nov-15-2005, 5:44pm
Arthur, you are quite the impressive fellow.

For those who don't know about SternART, he's a

Mandolin enthusiast and collector extraordinaire! Heiden? Smart? Monteleone?

Extremely talented and nationally recognized glass artist: see http://www.arthurstern.com

Former sound man for, and current friend of David Grisman...

Vintage automobile entusiast (see the Monteleone thread)...

Host of spectacular COMANDO gatherings!

and the list goes on and on ...

Thanks, Arthur

Nov-15-2005, 5:50pm
This is pretty impressive, the Oakland City Center dome courtesy of Mr. Stern:


Nov-15-2005, 7:03pm
... and "le" coupť CitroŽn! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Nov-15-2005, 9:35pm
spectacular work- if i wasn't impressed and jealous before, i am now- what talent!

Nov-16-2005, 9:53am
Read Levon Helm's "This Wheels on Fire" for the real lowdown on that film....Robbie 's straining vocals into his shut off mike...speaking of Scorcese & the boys, if you haven't seen "No Direction Home" yet, do yourself a favour and see it. It is fantastic...

Professor PT
Nov-17-2005, 1:12am
At least he could write songs! Obviously there's a lot of bad blood between the members, but I always have had more respect for the songwriter(s) in bands.

Nov-17-2005, 5:07am
Quote: "At least he could write songs..."
Not as many as he took full credit and royalties for....

Aug-16-2008, 9:21pm
A truly great film. I just bought the 4-CD boxed set today.

Daniel Nestlerode
Aug-17-2008, 4:08pm
I've seen the film so much that I look for mismatching between the soundtrack and the video. Kind of a latter day drinking game. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Scorsese is a fast talker to begin with, but he talks so fast in the film that I'd be willing to bet he was on coke!

Love "The Weight" with the Staples and "Evangeline" with Emmy Lou. That big Gibson Style O harp guitar is really just a prop. Never heard one of those that had any tone.