Sat Aug 27 4:29:47 2005 There's an incredible feeling that comes over one when he or she is able to locate a treasure they lost years before. Such is the case for me when I discovered I could get the original Batdorf & Rodney CDs a year or so ago. I absolutely fell in love with the self-titled album they put out in 1971 or thereabouts. I was in the military - stationed at Ft. Meade Md - and listened to their music on WHFS in Bethesda - MD. Over the years - I had - then lost - the albums. I never thought these obscure (but superb) albums would be available on CD. Now - as frosting on the cake - I've discovered this site and will now be able to catch up on the works of John Batdorf... and there's apparently a LOT of catching up to do! Is this Internet great or what? Thank you - John - for some wonderful music that got me through some very tough times in my life... and became a kind of soundtrack for some pretty great moments too. Like the lyrics say - "All my life - I've waited for this day - I am home again!"
Sun Aug 28 12:05:54 2005 Would you please verify that any of your Batdorf & Rodney lyrics were ever composed by college students and purchased for your recordings? I've been attempting to verify a Mike Chester who claims to have been a composer of one of your song's lyrics from the early 70s. Thanks!
Sun Aug 28 15:37:09 2005 Referred By: Wildman Steve Bronson Love your new music. We're debuting "Mother's Little Helper" on our station - 99.9 the Rock in Auburn - AL this week. Keep rockin'!
ue Sep 06 21:11:14 2005 Referred By: ME I FOLLOWED YOU SINCE I WAS IN MY LATE TEENS. I STILL THINK YOU'RE THE BEST. NICE TO HERE FROM YOU AGAIN WITH THE NEW EP. HOW COME ONLY 5 SONGS? HOW CAN I GET THE ENTIRE BATDORF & MCLEAN CATALOG. GOT ONLY 2 OF THEM.
hu Sep 08 17:11:46 2005 Referred By: web search I am delighted to find your webpage! What a long trip down memory lane from my first concert in the early 70s in Denver to Saint Louis back in the day. Thanks for FINALLY coming out on CD! My vinyl is scratchy and my record player has gone to digital heavan. Thanks for so many happy memories. Your music soars and makes me smile!
Fri Sep 09 6:08:58 2005 been hooked on the music since it all began.
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 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?
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 email@example.com Phone toll free 888-749-3472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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