Thursday, May 26, 2016

Colfax Throwbax: The Aladdin Theater

Truly a $10 Broadway Show for only 50 cents! Denver's most distinctively beautiful theater, now a Walgreen's.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Retro Colfax: Riviera Motel

Very cool postcard from the Riviera Motel, 1960s. This was around the time Frank Sinatra stayed there on his way through town.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Voorhies Memorial Seal Pond, 1958

The Voorhies Memorial Seal Pond was designed by sculptor Robert Garrison in 1922 as part of the Voorhies Memorial. John E. Voorhies was a banker who made his wealth in the early mining days. He funded the memorial which was located across from his home at 1425 Cleveland. The structure was designed by William Ellsworth and Arthur Addison Fisher to resemble the Water Gateway at the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bob Dylan recorded at the Motel DeVille on Colfax?!


 Bob Dylan spent a lot of time on Colfax, even beyond the days of one of his very first early gigs, ever, at the Satire Lounge when he was only 19. I came across this bootleg today, recorded with Robbie Robertson at the Motel DeVille at 3:00am on March 13, 1966. (650 West Colfax Ave., Room 102)


Bob Dylan
Motel de Ville
Room 102
Denver, CO
1966-03-13
3 AM

01 Most Probably van Gogh #1            00:56
02 Most Probably van Gogh #2            04:25
03 Most Probably van Gogh #3            00:33
04 Most Probably van Gogh #4            01:03
05 Most Probably van Gogh #5            02:21
06 Most Probably van Gogh #6            02:19
07 Most Probably van Gogh #7            00:48
08 Don't Tell Him #1                            01:08
09 Don't Tell Him #2                            03:15
10 If You Want My Love                     04:53
11 Just Like a Woman #1                    00:21
12 Just Like a Woman #2                    05:10
13 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands #1        02:06
14 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands #2        01:23
15 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands #3        05:25
16 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands #4        02:05
17 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands #5        02:33
40:52

Rooms reserved for Ashes & Sand, Inc
Room 102: Bob Dylan
Room 104: Robbie Robertson [Jaime Royal Klegerman]
Room 108: Robert Shelton [Robert Shapiro]

Bob Dylan: vocals, acoustic guitar
Robbie Robertson [Jaime Royal Klegerman]: acoustic guitar

taper: Robert Shelton
lineage: Reel-to-reel (3 3/4 ips, 1 7/8) >
3-inch reels

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hotel Tours and State Capitol

The elegant Hotel Tours by the Colorado State Capitol, 1900s. Stately rooms going for 75 cents and up! (Image courtesy the Colfax Museum)