Tag Archives: The Band

Basement Tapes Surface

While the Dylan-osphere continues to reverberate with revelations from his former road manager’s new book, a quick search for “Bob Dylan” tonight didn’t yield one post about his just announced next release in his Bootleg Series of unheard recordings. Why is that a big deal? Because the box set that’s coming out in November is [...]

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Basement Band

45 years ago, in 1969, The Band released their classic sophmore album and changed rock ‘n’ roll forever. But, how did a group of nearly-all Canadians seem to absorb the entire history of American music from folk, to blues, to country to jazz and recreate it in their own inimitable way? While the band received [...]

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Woodstock 45

This past weekend we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The event was a legendary happening that’s been illuminated from so many angles, it’s hard to shed any new light on the subject. That said, it is — and always will be — a milestone in the establishment of the [...]

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Greil Marcus on Bob Dylan

In this brand new book, America’s greatest music writer pulls together a career-worth of commentary about America’s greatest songwriter. With Bob Dylan, Greil Marcus offers up insights and criticisms, notions and associations about pop music’s greatest singer/songwriter. Perhaps no writer is as closely associated with a musical artist as Marcus is with Dylan and this [...]

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The Brown Album

Hola amigos, Although The Band is known for their American roots music, only drummer Levon Helm was born in the ‘States. Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson all hail from Canada. After meeting up as “The Hawks” – the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins – the band came to prominence supporting Bob [...]

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