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Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby john44256 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:34 am

I have not heard this album, but it sounds like it might be good?, Who bought this one?

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Stephen Stills found himself in a New York recording studio, laid down a few hundred dollars, told the engineer to roll tape, and this collection of songs is what came about. Finally remastered and released to the public, this album shows the beginnings of Crosby, Still, and Nash.
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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby kroney » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:30 am

Sounds interesting John....Any idea when it was recorded?
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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:07 am

Recorded in the 60s. Some good stuff on it and some takes of songs that would become famous with CSN and Manassas. Couple of clunkers but worth the price.

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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby wheland » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:46 am

DrMichaelGalvin wrote:Recorded in the 60s. Some good stuff on it and some takes of songs that would become famous with CSN and Manassas. Couple of clunkers but worth the price.

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I have the disc and I agree with the good doctor.

It's worth the price of admission.

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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby robc » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:22 am

Rhino has a new collection of CSN demos out as well.
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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby winemaker » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:42 am

I've had it for awhile now and it seems stay in my rotation. I like it alot
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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby mgraeff » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 pm

It's definitely worth buying. I like it a lot.

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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby nyrichiek » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:39 pm

I have it. For a great price to for Free. I like it alot.
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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby hzryb » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:30 pm

I don't have the CD of Just Roll Tape; I downloaded it from iTunes, so I don't have any of the liner notes... but what I do think this was, was a Judy Collins session that ended early (not sure if it was New York...Denver pops to mind), and Steve told the engineer to "just roll tape" and layed down these demos of songs that he had recently written.

As you know, Steve was "involved" with Judy at the time (played on a few of her records - that's Steve's guitar in the background of "Someday Soon") and of course, wrote several songs about her, including the eponymous "Suite Judy Blue Eyes."

These tunes were recorded sometime after Buffalo Springfield split up, but before CSN (and later Y) got together. That would bring the year to probably later '68 or early '69 by my reckoning.

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Re: Stephen Stills-Just roll tape

Postby sunsetkidd » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:40 pm

Personally, I was disappointed by it; didn't think it was worth releasing. The 'rawness' of the songs (some of my alltime favorites) didn't really do anything for them, IMHO.
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