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Frankham 15 Aug 05 - 07:49 PM
SINSULL 15 Aug 05 - 09:27 PM
Frankham 17 Aug 05 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 17 Aug 05 - 10:39 AM
SINSULL 17 Aug 05 - 12:37 PM
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GUEST,Anfrage 14 Jan 11 - 05:26 AM
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Subject: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town' film
From: Frankham
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 07:49 PM

A feature film by Patrick Ferryn, about the life of Derroll Adams called "I Was Born in Portland Town" has just been released.
I had the pleasure of viewing it last night.

Having known Derroll in Los Angeles, I have to say that it
really captures his spirit and artistry. The film works for me
on a number of levels. From the interviews, you can tell the people who really knew Derroll from the ones that purported to know him. The last segment of the film will leave no one in doubt as to who Derroll really was , a fine person as well as a great singer, songwriter and interpreter of traditional American folk music. I won't spoil it by telling you about what happened to Derroll's song "I Was Born In Portland Town" but it's a shocking abuse of what the folk music business has become.

Patrick with love and clairvoyance has made an important movie about a fine artist who was relatively unknown in the States but had a following in Europe. He touched everyone deeply with whom he came into contact.

Derroll was a no bullshit kind of guy like Woody who was
wise-weary and insightful. His wisdom carried into his songs, many of which he wrote and re-wrote in the folk tradition.

For furthur information about it's release and sale please contact Patrick Ferryn at       Caboose.productions@skynet.be

Because I believe this to be a great film, I want everyone in the folk community to see it.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town' film
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Frank. His film Banjo Frolic looks to be worth a viewing as well.
M.


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Subject: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town'
From: Frankham
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:26 AM

The new film about Derroll Adams produced by Patrick Ferryn
is a must see for all who care about folk music. It is a loving biography of a man, who in my opinion, was neglected as an
important interpreter of American folk music today. Even Alan Lomax missed him.

This film is headed toward Sundance and if there is any
justice, it should receive an award.

Derroll was the "real deal" and eschewed a lot of the hype
that surrounds the show biz that much of folk music became.
The late Bascom Lamar Lunsford was an important influence in his approach.

I knew Derroll personally and his legacy is felt by all of us who were fortunate enough to hear him play and sing. He captured the essence of the traditional banjo-pickin' traditional balladeer
and had an important message for us as an artist.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town'
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 10:39 AM

Frank,

I want to see it! Is it showing at a theater near you and Mary? (I KNOW itt won't be coming to Peru, Illinois' mall theaters ;-)

I do suspect I'll have to get it from Netflix---the only way we can see anything half way good these days.

Art


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town'
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:37 PM

What happened to my post????


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town'
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:49 PM

Met him a few times and loved him both as a performer and as a man, hope it will 'cross the pond'
Giok


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town'
From: Frankham
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 05:23 PM

You can get the information on the film by e-mailing
caboose.productions@skynet.be

The reason I'm promoting the film is because I knew Derroll
and I feel that it is an honest portrayal of who he was.

Too often there are people who need to be acknowledged
and are forgotten if they aren't in the "pantheon of folk stars".

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town' film
From: GUEST,Anfrage
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 05:26 AM

Hallo,

wir inttérsesieren uns benend für deFilm POERLAND TOWN über und mit Derroll Adanms. Falls sie und´s eine odr mehere Möglichkeiten snden können den Filn+m als DVd käuftlich zu errwerben wären wir ihen ewig dankbar.

Jetzt noch eine Bezugsmöglcchleit des 65 Brirthdayalmus vin Derroll Adams ud Friends würde natürlen die Frende ind nermesleiche Treiben,

Danke im Vorraus und liebe rüsse

Angelica und Wilfgang Godberg

Mail; wolfgabg.goldberg@gmx.de


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Subject: RE: Review: 'I Was Born In Portland Town' film
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 09:28 AM

Nice to see this thread refreshed.

Charley Noble


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