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Author Topic: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer  (Read 14807 times)

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Offline natterjack

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2009, 05:36:11 AM »
 :) You can sign me up

Offline jostber

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2009, 06:08:41 AM »
'No trumpeting, We just want the album!

Offline Tom Rushen

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2011, 05:36:53 PM »
Making my most recent nuisance email to Andy on this subject I've just received the following:

Truly, it's all but done.  The run is paid for.  The pictures for the cover
are selected, as is the track list. It is roughly 79 minutes long, and I
will be submitting a track list shortly.

The last thing was an unpublished guitar instrumental that he did, a buck
dance, according to Bill Ellis, that was never before included in any issue,
anywhere. The rest is all religious, and more than doubles the size of the
original.  It will reprint Mark Humphries' essay, and I will write
comprehensive notes, and an essay of my own.  This has been something of a
slog, as you might imagine, but it's over. There will be several
dedications, one of them to Dick, and Pete Kuykendall, who recorded most of
it, and to Richie Shulberg, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. Norman
Dayron contributed a track, and several tracks came from a 1967 U. of
Chicago concert.

We will set up a website, and as for trumpeting, yes, I shall trumpet,
loudly and long, to the entire blues world, in every way that I can think
of, and to the COGIC church, which has its world headquarters not three
miles from us.


So I guess all we can now do is be patient and, in these tight times, start saving since such labours of love don't normally come cheap!


Two years ago, that was the word on the reissue of the great album. Is there any update? Will this reissue ever see the light of day?

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2011, 10:49:54 PM »
Two years ago, that was the word on the reissue of the great album. Is there any update? Will this reissue ever see the light of day?
I' started asking Andy about this years before I joined here (2005). I'm sure he's sick to death of me. Perhaps someone else may like to broach the matter with him.  :)

BTW, welcome.

Offline Tom Rushen

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2011, 04:13:15 AM »
BTW, welcome.

Thanks! But I'm not as "new" as it appears, I just couldn't remember what my user name was when I registered a few years ago...  ;)

Offline Tom Rushen

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2011, 07:58:10 AM »
Two years ago, that was the word on the reissue of the great album. Is there any update? Will this reissue ever see the light of day?
I' started asking Andy about this years before I joined here (2005). I'm sure he's sick to death of me. Perhaps someone else may like to broach the matter with him.  :)

Okay, I've sent Andy Cohen an e-mail, so if I get a response, I'll let everyone know what I've learned...

 :)

Offline LD50

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2011, 08:59:33 AM »
Good luck! I emailed him on this exact question last year and got no answer at all.


Offline Tom Rushen

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2011, 04:49:07 AM »
Well now, I got a very quick reply from Andy Cohen about this project:

It should be out in a couple of months.  The notes are most done, the program is all but selected, and it just needs a decision by my dear spouse, the P.I. on the project, and it will be ready to go. Please tell your friends.  It's gonna be a good one.


Andy



Now I know that's what he said 2 years ago, but I choose to be encouraged and excited about it!

Offline jostber

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2011, 04:18:25 AM »
Hope the P.I. for this reissue will set a release date soon!


Offline jostber

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2011, 12:50:06 PM »
Still waiting for this one.  8)


Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2011, 01:13:10 PM »
What can one say? Except perhaps, "good things come to those who wait" (to quote a well known blues song).

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2012, 09:37:32 PM »
Today marks the 25th anniversary of his death and another year in the wait for Andy's CD project.

Offline banjochris

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2012, 10:26:22 PM »

...it just needs a decision by my dear spouse, the P.I. on the project, and it will be ready to go.


This is basically what he said when I asked him about it Monday night!

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2012, 07:56:07 AM »
It's possible that this project might have a better chance of happening if people were willing to do subscriptions and pay for their copies of the CD in advance.  Having some cash in hand would probably help pay for the manufacturing costs--just a thought.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Robert Wilkins - Memphis Gospel Singer
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2012, 08:31:30 AM »
It's possible that this project might have a better chance of happening if people were willing to do subscriptions and pay for their copies of the CD in advance.  Having some cash in hand would probably help pay for the manufacturing costs--just a thought.
All best,
Johnm
Good idea. I'd gladly do that. However, I know from bitter experience of something similar, should it not come to fruition then one is left with the headache of refunding. Thankfully, unlike 40 years ago, that process is now so much easier.