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Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)

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Subject: Dick Rosmini?
From: Bob Haight
Date: 20 Jun 97 - 07:04 PM

Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? He put out an album called "Adventures for 6-string, 12-string & 5-string" many years ago and I've never heard anything else. Bob Haight pioneer@kans.com


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: Les Blank
Date: 21 Jun 97 - 09:02 PM

Dick Rosmini, one of the all time greats as far as stringed

instruments go, passed away a month (or two) ago. He was one

of my all time favorites because he could play anything that

had strings on it !!. I first became aware of his talent when

he played backup to an old friend on his very first album

way back in 1965 !! The album was Steve Gillette's very

first. Dick went on to play with and for many greats, but

his music always stood out. We'll miss him and I'm so glad

there are others who enjoyed his multi-talented musicianship.


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Subject: Dick Rosmini?
From: Country Bob
Date: 30 Oct 97 - 01:31 PM

Does anyone out there know what Dick Rosmini has done in the past 30 years? I had an LP of his "Adventures for 6 string, 12 string & 5 string" that I had to give back to the guy I stole it from in '69, and there are some tunes I'd like to learn from it. His playing was amazing in the '60s, and I've never seen or heard anything else by him. Country Bob


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Subject: Dick Rosmini
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 03:16 AM

Just completed (?) another page on my site: A Dick Rosmini discography

http://www.wirz.de/music/rosmidsc.htm

Any additions/corrections are appreciated !!!


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:45 AM

I have been listening and learning to play for about 3 weeks Dave van Ronk's great version of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" from the recent Smithsonian/Folkways collection of his first two albums. Dick Rosmini is credited with the backup and the 12/8 fill, and Dave says nice things about him in the new liner notes. I don't have the album with me at the moment, or I would give you the reference. I assume he played on a lot of other people's albums, so this may not interest you.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for the info - it has BEEN interesting to me, because in my discographies I try to enumerate not only their OWN albums, but ALL the contributions of the artist in question. Visit my other pages: Jo Ann Kelly discography Dave Van Ronk discography Unofficial Blue Goose Records homepage

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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for the info - it has BEEN interesting to me, because in my discographies I try to enumerate not only their OWN albums, but ALL the contributions of the artist in question.

Visit my other pages:

Paul Geremia discography http://www.wirz.de/music/geremdsc.htm

Jo Ann Kelly discography http://www.wirz.de/music/kellydsc.htm

Unofficial Steve Mann page http://www.wirz.de/music/mann_st.htm

Dave Van Ronk discography http://www.wirz.de/music/vanronk.htm

Eric Von Schmidt discography http://www.wirz.de/music/vonschm.htm

Unofficial Blue Goose Records homepage http://www.wirz.de/music/blgoose.htm

List of Yazoo Records LPs http://www.wirz.de/music/yazoo.htm


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: Stefan Wirz
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 07:35 AM

Just added a few sound clips to my Dick Rosmini discography


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 08:21 AM

Dick Rosmini was one of those rare individuals who could fill out a song and make it richer without drawing attention to himself. Which is probably why he wasn't better known. Accompanying another musician is a rare talent. So many good musicians seem to vie for attention with the singer when they are accompanying them, shooting off elaborate riffs to get the audience's attention. The two musicians I've had the pleasure to know as friends who are most generous and gifted as accompanyists are Ed Trickett and Bill Shute. And they are both very much around. Ed can make anyone sound better, without drawing attention away from them, no matter what their personal style. He worked on one of my albums, and every note he played helped make the song richer. Bill, in his quiet way, can fill out a song and make it feel like there's a whole band behind the singer. I know this is thread drift. Maybe I should start a thread on it. Just giving credit where credit is due.
Jerry


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 08:32 AM

My friend Prof. Terry Morgan at Alfred State in New York played me the Dick Rosmini Adventures in 6, 12, and 5 strings about 30 years ago. I was thunder struck. I had am still primarily a word driven musician. For me the guitar supports the song. But Dick Rosmini was the first person I ever heard who made the guitar sound like a song unto it self.

For awhile afterwards I would buy folk albums in cut out bins based on some requirements, what was the label and who the artist was less important than who the side men were. Dick Rosmini, Paul Prestopino, Danny Kalb, David Bromberg. My thinking was if they had these guys backing them up thy must have been pretty good.

Don


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: GUEST,bromberg@hotmail.com
Date: 01 Mar 02 - 04:03 PM

I heard the "Adventures..." album back in the early 60s and was inspired to follow folk guitar ever since. I wrote him a number of times (through Elektra, ASCAP, etc...) requesting an autograph but alas, to no avail. I heard there was an auction of Mr. Rosmini's guitars when he passed away; sure would've loved to bid on one. What an inspiration! Danny Bromberg


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: GUEST,Stefan Wirz
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 03:33 AM

BTW: I recently added some more sound clips (streaming RA & MP3) from both his solo albums as well as some from the two soundtracks (Leadbelly & The Black Stallion) and other compilations he could be heard on to my Dick Rosmini discography Stefan


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 10:14 AM

I vividly remember the day Dick told me that he had just lost his girlfriend because he wan't Jewish, and his job (with a calypso band) because he wasn't black.


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Subject: RE: Dick Rosmini?
From: musicmick
Date: 03 Mar 02 - 01:37 AM

Dick Rosmini was, indeed, a wonderful accompanist back in the late 50's and early 60's when many fine singers employed tasteful backup musicians. Burl Ives and Harry Belafonte used Millard lampbel, Leon Bibb had John Stauber, Theo Bikel had Ray Bogeslav, Joan Baez had Fred Hellerman, Judy Collins had Steve Mandel, Judy Roderick used Dick Weissman and Dick Rosmini, The Chad Mitchel Trio used Paul Prestopino and, here, in Philadelphia, Kenny Snipes used David Baskin. What a wonderful era that was for nylon strung guitars. The subtlty and texture that is the unique sound of gut strings, soon feel out of favor, as bluegrass and blues replaced traditional music on the charts and the concert stages.


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From: bromberg
Date: 06 Jul 11 - 05:05 PM

Does anyone have any info on the late, great guitarist, Dick Rosmini? In particular, I would love to see any of his transcriptions (in particular, Little Brown Dog) or his background (influences, how he learned his techniques, etc...).
Such a shame that a fantastic guitarist has received so little recognition.

Thanks very much!
Dan


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Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 02:22 PM

Write to Steve Gillette at CompassRoseMusic.com. Steve recorded with Dick, and was a close friend. On his latest CD, he does one of Dick's pieces in tribute.
I'm a friend of Steve's, and you can mention that I told you to write.
Laurie Cone


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Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 06:44 PM

Dick Rosmini was great. I had this album...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06cnEKl8__I

Rest in Peace Dick...BR


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Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:00 PM

MORE Dick Rosmini...AND, if you look closely with your loop, you may recognize a certain young Folksinger who calls himself "Peace" in one of the squares on the album cover...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfERb98kGk

BM, O.K., O.K. so you get a little bit of unsolicited promo....YOU'RE WELCOME!


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Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:16 PM

I remember Dick (it must have been 1958) at someone's house in Connecticut, looking wasted but staying up later than anybody else but me. Great thrill picking with him, surrounded by all those bodies in sleeping bags on the floor. That night he sang "I'll Never Get Drunk Any More" ... first time I ever heard it. Magic.

I don't think I realized then just how rare his talent was. I got the impression he preferred to efface himself, didn't put himself forward, just waited till almost nobody was listening to deliver his majestic instrumentals.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Dick Rosmini? (1936-1995)
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 08:38 PM

I was in the audience at "Eagleson Hall", Seattle's "U" district, when Dick backed up Bob Gibson in a concert about 1957. They were pure magic! bob(deckman)nelson


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