Sunday, October 18

The Band - The Band (1969)

"The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort, partially because the players had become a more cohesive unit, and partially because guitarist Robbie Robertson had taken over the songwriting, writing or co-writing all 12 songs. ... The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal, while the lyrics continued to paint portraits of 19th century rural life (especially Southern life, as references to Tennessee and Virginia made clear), its sometimes less savory aspects treated with warmth and humor."
W - The Band
The Band - The Brown Album
Across the Great Divide: The Band's "Brown Album"
YouTube: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Live), King Harvest, Up On Cripple Creek, Rag Mama Rag- Winterland (San Francisco, CA) Nov 25, 1976, Whispering Pines (alternate take)
YouTube: The Band (1969)

2009 July: The Band, 2011 June: Music from Big Pink, 2011 September: The Last Waltz, 2012 December: King Harvest 2012 January: Rare Concert Footage of The Band, 1970, 2015 January: Stage Fright (1970).