Band - Music From Big Pink (Vinyl)
Remastered, numbered limited edition reissue from 2012 on vinyl LP. Stepping out from the shadow of Bob Dylan's fame as his backing band, The Band's "Music from Big Pink" digs down deep into American roots music for some impressive results in 1968. It is an impressive feat for a bunch of Canadian rockers, excepting American Levon Helms on drums. Dylan did help with some of the songwriting, but it was band member Robbie Robertson who delivered the album's only hit, "The Weight," which climbed to #63. The album rose to #30 on the Billboard 200 on the acclaim of critics, but fans came around over the years to boost it's sales over time.
- 26 Jun 2012
- Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
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- The Band - The Weight
- The Band, "Tears of Rage"
- The Band - I Shall Be Released
- The Band - To Kingdom Come - (Lyrics)
- The Band, "In a Station"
- The Band, "Caledonia Mission" (03:00)
- The Band, "We Can Talk" (03:07)
- The Band, "Long Black Veil" (03:07)
- The Band - Chest Fever (05:16)
- The Band, "Lonesome Suzie" (04:05)
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- Canadian-American roots rock group gradually coming together from 1960 to 1964 as Ronnie Hawkins' band The Hawks.
Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964, they were briefly known as Levon And the Hawks. In 1965, they released a single under the name Canadian Squires.
In late summer 1965, Bob Dylan was looking for a backup band for his first U.S. "electric" tour, & Levon and the Hawks were recommended by blues singer John P. Hammond.
Sessions with Dylan ended in October 1967.
Stories vary as to the manner in which they ultimately adopted the name "The Band.", but by 1968 with the release of their first album, , they were performing officially as The Band.
From 1968 to 1975 The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, with the magazine Rolling Stone lavishing praise on them, giving them more attention than perhaps any other group in the magazine's history.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer)
Rick Danko: bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals
Levon Helm: drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Garth Hudson: keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet
Richard Manuel: piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals Robbie Robertson: guitar, vocals
- Garth Hudson
- Jim Weider
- Levon Helm
- Randy Ciarlante
- Richard Bell
- Richard Manuel
- Rick Danko
- Robbie Robertson
- Stan Szelest