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Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY

GUEST,Lin 24 Dec 15 - 02:03 AM
GUEST,Danny 25 Dec 15 - 04:44 PM
Thomas Stern 26 Dec 15 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,Lin 26 Dec 15 - 09:26 PM
Hollowfox 27 Dec 15 - 05:19 PM
Joe Offer 01 Dec 16 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 24 Dec 15 - 02:03 AM

I have a album just called, "Rob Constantine Sings."
I was wondering if anyone might know anything about this guy and what became of him? He was from the Amsterdam, New York area and played at colleges and at clubs in the 1960's. The album appears to be about from the mid-60's and if anyone knows the exact release year please post that information too. Rob did a really great cover of
"Many A Mile" on this album. Could not find too much after trying a research on-line, just that he played a college which was mentioned in a local newspaper in New York in 1966. I think he also played at The Café Lena in Albany, New York. If anyone knows how to contact Rob, please post message. He was a great singer!

On the album liner notes it was mentioned that songwriter, Robb Mackay wrote some songs that Rob Constantine sings on the album. However, out of the three songs mentioned one song that Robb MacKay wrote called, "The Five Roads" is not on the album (the other two were on the album.) So now I am also curious about this song too and if Rob ever sang it at shows?


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Subject: RE: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: GUEST,Danny
Date: 25 Dec 15 - 04:44 PM

I have this album too and you are right about Rob being a "great singer." I don't have any information about this guy or about the song "The Five Roads" So if anyone can help or know anything of Rob's whereabouts or if he ever had any other records please let us know.

By the way, there is another Rob Constantine out there who is also a singer but NOT the same person. Rob Constantine who Lin wrote about would have been in his 20's during the time the album came out in the 1960's and this other Rob Constantine is a current and younger guy.
Just has the same name but not the same person.


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Subject: RE: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 09:58 AM

according to a Feb 1966 article, Constantine had
been singing for 3 years, and has 2 recordings
Bob Constantine Live (no details found - ANYONE ?????)
and
A Z Records xxxx                   LP 196?
Rob Constantine Sings
A1 Cannons Of War Written By – Robb McKay 2:50
A2 Boot Of Blue Written By – Eric Anderson* 2:57
A3 Universal Soldier Written By – Buffy Sainte-Marie 2:00
A4 Come Back Baby   2:30
A5 Malaguena Salerosa Words By – Traditional 3:44
A6 Bulgine Run Written By – Traditional 2:30
A7 Tomorrow Is A Long Time Written By – Bob Dylan 2:40
B1 Many A Mile Written By – Patrick Sky 3:15
B2 Erev Shel Shoshaniem Words By – Traditional 1:39
B3 With God On Our Side Words By – Bob Dylan 6:14
B4 Don't Follow Me Written By – Ron Constantine 1:55
B5 John's Lament Written By – Robb McKay 2:30
B6 Must I Go Bound Written By – Traditional 2:27
B7 He Was A Friend Of Mine   2:56

Best wishes, Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 09:26 PM

To Thomas Stern:

Many thanks for your reply! Do you have both albums? I just have the one, "Rob Constantine Sings." I would love to get the other album and if you have the other album I would be happy to pay for a copy made (CD-R)? Or tape? I looked at the album I have again and cannot find any release date so still trying to find that information and what happened to him after 1966? Hopefully still alive.

Thanks,
Lin


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Subject: RE: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: Hollowfox
Date: 27 Dec 15 - 05:19 PM

He was in college at the State University of New York at Geneseo in the late 1960's I didn't meet him at the time (I was also attending), and he was singing there at the time. He was featured in the first Geneseo Folk Festival in January (or February or March?) 1968, as was Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the Rock, also a student there), and Lou Killen. I remember Rob sang Malaguena Salerosa, and I believe he followed Lou as the next act on stage. In my time in Albany (1970s) I don't remember seeing or hearing about Rob at that time. Last Vestage Records (Quail Street, Albany) might have the album you're looking for. They no longer have an online catalog, but a phone call to them might get you what you need.


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Subject: RE: Rob Constantine 1960's folk - Albany NY
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Dec 16 - 04:40 PM

Here's an email from a woman named Lynne. Can anyone help her?
    Hi Joe,

    My uncle was Robert Constantine. He cut an album in the early 70's and tonight while I was searching for some info about it online, I found a thread on mudcat.org about him (http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=158865 ). I wish I had found this thread two years ago, I could have told the people where to find him…he was still living in Amsterdam and would have been thrilled to know that people were still listening to his album. He died last Monday, very suddenly. I want to try and locate a copy of the album, or someone who would be willing to make me a digital copy of the album. With his passing, I realized that I have none of his music and I really need to have it.



If you can help and need to email Lynne, send your email to me and I'll forward it.
Thanks.
-Joe-


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