Fri Sep 09 6:08:58 2005 been hooked on the music since it all began.
Sat Sep 10 11:26:01 2005 Saw your "Off the Shelf" CD on eBay. I have the vinyl album that someone gave to me years ago. I live in the Cincinnati - Ohio area. My dad and his father lived in Hamilton - Ohio. I wonder if we may be related? My son and I both are musicians and we have worked on some local recording projects. Are you the group that played in Dayton - Ohio years ago?
Wed Sep 14 12:33:11 2005 Wow... Picked up AllWood and Stones yesterday 9/13/05 and was suprised to see the name John Batdorf. 3 of my favorite albums of all time and yes I have the Silver album as well. Ain't it Like Home and Musician two of the most beautiful melodies in my entire collection. Loved the new album (sorry I still call these things albums) just wish it was your vocals on everything. Psyched to see that the first three are coming to CD. I still get chills listening to my own Best of Batdorf and Rodney mix. Wishing you well and thanking you for many years of wonderful memories.
Sat Sep 24 19:35:04 2005 Thanks for sharing your Gift of music and friendship. It has reached more people than you can ever imagine. Keep it coming. May God bless You and always shine in your Heart.
Tue May 24 14:27:42 2005 We really enjoyed both the All Wood and Stones performance and your solo material at the Acoustic Music San Diego event last week. Really great!
Wed Jun 15 21:30:44 2005 Remember the 70's Palm Desert/Palm Springs you were playing at the community college. I ran away and hitched hiked to LA to see you! My mom was really mad. Remember Jerry Pasternack was really mad. Love always Connie (I was sixteen)mom was really mad and came after me. I remember Jerry Pastornak was really
Sun Jun 26 13:15:36 2005 John - Sal Valentino - lead singer of Beau Brummels has become a friend over the last few years. He has helped us with our benefit for the handicapped in Yolo County - California (UC Davis area). Its called Woodlandstock for the town Woodland where we hold it annually. Well recently I found out Sal is looking for material and beginning to record a new CD....we are contributing songs and I know he is looking for a producer. One of my top five albums of all time is Off the Shelf. I am a big fan. I bet you know Laugh - Laugh and Just a Littel by the Beau Brummels..so would you be interested in meeting Sal? Best Regards - Lance
Mon Jun 27 7:28:04 2005 Referred By: Web search My favorite albums were Life Is You - BATDORF & RODNEY (the red album) and off the shelf. The red is my favorite of the three. Can't believe they aren't on CD yet. I mastered one of my vinyl albums to CD but getting a clean one from a master recording tape will be awesome.Thanks John.
Mon Jun 27 8:48:03 2005 For those looking for CD's of Batdorf & Rodney music I got Off the Shelf and the red (self titled) one from DISC-CONNECTION E-mail SALE! www.discconnection.com * DiscConn@aol.com * 888-749-3472Store location (if you want to come in):7253 Manchester; St. Louis - MO 63143. Hours:11A-8P M-F; 11A-5P Sat.(314)644-1171To unsubscribe from this list - email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone toll free 888-749-3472 or email email@example.com to order anything on this list - on the website or in the store!! B&R had such great music...really lead the way. Obviously John was multi-talented. Lance
Wed Jun 29 23:03:25 2005 I loved your music when Batdorf & Rodney first came out. It's great to see that the old albuns will be released in 2006. I will definitely put them on my list of must haves. Hearing the samples brought back fond memorires of your joyous - energetic sound. Please continue making music and think about coming out to the East coast. I'm sure there are many fans out here who feel as strongly as I do about the pleasure your music gave. Thanks for the musical memories.
Tue Jul 12 3:03:44 2005 I must have 5 to 10 copies of each of your 3 lp's. something bout those Martins and the way you and Mark mixed your harmonies - leads and rhythms - not to mention your lyrics..just clasic I Suppose..Happy to hear Mark is alive and jazzing in vegas..I grew up in tucson - az and all through jr high - high school and college grooving and turning all our friends on to all your cuts...trying to figure out those chords and leads. I Was taking some lessons from A UofA - master of music - he loved your music but had the hardest time trying to figure the songs out! which reminds me had to ask - any - any tab or sheet music I could purchase? Would also like to know of any future concert dates beyond july 2005? Do have to say one the best concert I've ever have been to was when you and Mark came out to Tucson and played outside at Salpointe Highschool - You guys came out before Seals and Crofts - they were good but we all knew you blew them out of the desert! you know no h2o in the desert! Happy to hear bou
Sun Jul 31 20:36:27 2005 Hi John - My name is Mark Pinheiro - a 31 year old from Marietta - GA.I was born old.I Love all music before my time and my favorite format is the old 33 RPM Albums - I was at a Huge Record Show about a year ago and found copies of Off The Shelf - Life Is You and That group Silver - The only one I'm missing is The Self Titled B&R Album with the Red Cover - I play Off The Shelf Frequently and it is just moving I tell you what - on a bad day - and in a bad mood I just grab that LP and play Can You See Him and my spirits are uplifted and begin to feel at ease and at peace - a very happy enjoyable song.I have just ordered the first two B&R Cd's on the CCM (Collector's Choice Music) website.Hope to see you play in the Atlanta area - Singer/Songwriters especially the 1970's is my favorite and I Place you at the top of the list. Take Care Friend - - - - Mark
hu Aug 04 19:10:55 2005 Referred By: Roy O. Why didn't you list Baby - Baby! as your first hit?
Thu Aug 25 13:53:42 2005 just recently ordered 'OFF THE SHELF" & "BATDORF & RODNEY" on cd through collectors choice music. the song "HOME AGAIN" still gives me goosebumps. timeless music. thanks for the enjoyment.
Sat Mar 26 15:20:18 2005 My brother and I have loved the Batdorf and Rodney lps for years! Love your latest work too. The very best to your future! Joe
Sat Apr 09 22:43:43 2005 Referred By: Bought your Stones CD on the Amazon web site I've been a huge fan since the 70's. I introduced all my friends to all of your Batdorf and Rodney LP's in high school. I had to buy three copies of Off the Shelf because I played this one ALL the time. Also - Just found the new CD version on Amazon and I'm thrilled. I also like the Michael McLean stuff both of you did together. The Stones album is GOLD! Keep putting out great acoustic music!
Thu Apr 21 9:45:27 2005 Great to see you're still picking and singing! Keep it up!
Sat Apr 30 17:28:43 2005 I live right around the corner from the Coffee Gallery in Altadena - CA and am looking forward to seeing you tonight. Finding out you were playing locally was a treat. Last saw you at Santa Monica Civic maybe in '73/'74 at a Batdorf & Rodney concert. I emailed my friend Greg Barbato because you guys played together way back when. According to Greg (assuming his long-term memory is still intact) ..."John kind of got his start with the "Trojans" - so he better remember us. He may not remember it this way - but the way I remember it - he was with a band that was really struggling in Dayton circa 1966 - mostly because John was the only real talent in the group. Doug West - Paul LaVigne - me (and others you don't know) were in the Trojans at the time; we were pretty well established and pretty damn good too! But - Paul got sent to Nam - and suddenly we were in dire need of a talented lead singer. We saw Batdorf's group performing at a Dayton club and thought he'd be a perfect match for us. P
Sat Apr 30 17:35:28 2005 Think my comments were too long for one entry - here's the rest..."Personality-wise and musically - it really turned out to be a match made in heaven. He lifted us up and we lifted him up. Those were very good - very fun days. John - assuming he hasn't changed much - is a great guy." Greg is still the wonderful guy he always was. Thought you'd get a kick out out this flashback. Looking forward to seeing you tonight.
Wed May 04 11:48:21 2005 I Really Enjoyed reading about your music career & the play by play of how you "did it" in the early days. I have most likely heard some of your music in the early years - but I'll have to go & listen in the archive section to refresh my memories...My brother who is 50 now - I'm sure has heard of you.... Thanks for the read....