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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 21:55 GMT 

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I just thought you all should know that my good friend (and all of yours) Sandy Gant passed away last week.
Most of you might know him as his handle “lowgen” or “Dean Chambers” from trading tapes and torrents.
He was funny and quirky beyond belief, the classic old curmudgeon New Yorker.
I cannot over emphasize enough his importance to our community as he was the first one to gather up all the tapes, discover all the early tapes and create the first known BD discography.
Whether you knew him or not, he will be deeply missed.
-Jeff Friedman


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 21:56 GMT 
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Ah no. :(

RIP, lowgen.


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 22:04 GMT 
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I'm very sorry to hear this. :| Thank you for letting us know.


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 22:04 GMT 
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Thanks for all the boots, lowgen. :(


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 22:20 GMT 

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So sorry to hear this. RIP Sandy


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:05 GMT 
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Terribly sorry to read this. "lowgen" helped me out directly with a upload once upon a time, little did I know he sas such a key idividual... His presence around here will be missed.

He had a really great quote:

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In the course of his collations, Sandy has talked to practically every self-styled Dylanologist from garbage-combing A.J. Weberman to the Torah-thumping Stephen ("Dylan is just a Jewish mystic")Pickering. "If you asked me which was crazier, I couldn't tell you," commented Gant.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

A man after my own heart.

Rest In Peace Sandy

And thanks for everything you did for our community over the years.

If you care to read more about him:

http://www.expectingrain.com/dok/who/g/gantsandy.html


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:10 GMT 

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Thanks for letting us know, Jeff.
Sorry to learn of this.

Sandy was certainly "THE" original as a willing and caring sharer of low-generation Dylan recordings. Most Dylan tape collections around the world (if not ALL of them) are far better because of Sandy Gant's generosity and tireless efforts to make sure that the best possible early Dylan recordings were in circulation. A real stickler, and yes, a curmudgeon to the nth degree. Always with strong opinions and beliefs. Certainly never shy about sticking to his guns and letting others know what he thought.

The Dylan community will surely miss that guy. Rest-assured, his legacy is strongly based and widely spread through all the early tapes and discographies he made available at a time when it was all just getting started. And he continued his generous sharing (of tapes and opinions) right up until his final days. Although it will not be the same knowing Sandy Gant (lowgen) is no longer with us, the recordings he helped make available will roll on forever.


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:27 GMT 
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He did great work. Rest in peace.


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:40 GMT 

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I am very bummed to hear this as I've been corresponding with Sandy for close to 20 years.


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:45 GMT 
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RIP lowgen. Thanks for everything you gave us


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PostPosted: Wed April 13th, 2016, 23:50 GMT 
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Thank you for all you did to get Dylan's music to all, lowgen. R.I.P.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 00:30 GMT 
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RIP and thank you for everything.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 01:00 GMT 
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We Love You & we will miss you.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 01:55 GMT 

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Oh NO!!!!
This is upsetting. A long time ago I shared Sidewalks, Fences, and Walls with the Dylan fan base. He was ecstatic. He so badly wanted to repay me for my efforts but i never wanted anything but happiness in return. (which I got from many people) Anyway, he knew I loved Dylan photos. He sent me a beautiful package a cool rare Dylan pics that I have chersised since the day they arrived. It was such a surprise. I knew him as Dean. I'm so sorry to read he passed. xoxo RIP and thank you for being so kind to me.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 02:11 GMT 
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Very sad news. He was very good to me when I first arrived here on ER.
RIP


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 07:01 GMT 

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Oh my, very sad news this morning.
We have exchanged many mails and many bits of music for more than a decade, not only Dylan but also Charlie Parker.
And everything was always in great quality and very much welcome.
A curmudgeon, yes, that's really true, but I appreciated his open words always as much as the excellent tapes :-)
Sincere condolences to his nearest and dearest, rest in peace wherever you may be.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 07:20 GMT 

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RIP Lowgen


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 08:06 GMT 
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This is very sad, im sorry to hear this.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 08:12 GMT 
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Sorry to hear this, very sad news.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 09:17 GMT 
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so sorry neonblues, we stand on his generous and strong shoulders. Godspeed, Sandy


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 09:55 GMT 
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I am very sorry to hear this. R.I.P. lowgen


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 12:57 GMT 
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So sad to hear. He hooked me up with "Guitars Kissing & the Contemporary Fix" back before BS 4 came out. RIP lowgen!


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 13:01 GMT 
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Go in peace lowgen.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 14:25 GMT 
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I found comfort in reading lowgen's posts around here. I guess I arrived too late to know how much he shared. Another good soul here lost.


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PostPosted: Thu April 14th, 2016, 17:30 GMT 
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Sandy Gant RIP and Jeff Friedman, names from the past.

The names of the people who actually 'shared the tapes' will never be known.


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