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Gimme Five: Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece

Gimme Five: Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko, “What a Town” from Rick Danko (1977)

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko, “What a Town” from Rick Danko (1977)

Danko carries this song, as he could most any, by sheer force of exuberance.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

With “Endless Highway,” there remains this profound sense of unfinished business.

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson with Rick Danko, “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight,” Robbie Robertson (1987)

It’s comfortably like, but also thrillingly unlike, everything that came before.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Book Faded Brown” from Jubilation (1998)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Book Faded Brown” from Jubilation (1998)

Rick Danko’s voice, poignant now with aged wisdom, finds previously unknown depths.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

A moment like few others from the Band, and Rick Danko’s greatest vehicle.

Forgotten series: Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles (1972)

Sometimes known as the lost Band album, ‘Bobby Charles’ is an overlooked treasure of roots rock.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Thinking Out Loud” from Cahoots (1971)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Thinking Out Loud” from Cahoots (1971)

It’s utterly clear just what Robbie Robertson is lamenting on this song.

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko with Garth Hudson, “Blue River” (1991)

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko with Garth Hudson, “Blue River” (1991)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, former Band vocalist Rick Danko found renewed vigor within another collaborative experience on ‘Danko/Fjeld/Andersen.’

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Get Up Jake” from Rock of Ages (1972)

Chasing down “Get Up Jake,” this dollop of hilarious country funk that outlines a crew’s failed attempts to rouse a boozy womanizing deckhand, is every bit as difficult as divining the concrete narrative on knotty fables like “The Weight.”