Post Tagged with: "Rick Danko"

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)

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.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993)

That this song, a legendary outtake from Bob Dylan’s 1983 album Infidels, heralded the Band’s long-hoped-for return to the studio was fitting.

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko with Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977)

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko with Garth Hudson, “New Mexicoe” from Rick Danko (1977)

The museful accordion of Garth Hudson on Rick Danko’s “New Mexicoe” heralds not just an important partial reunion for the post-Robbie Robertson Band, but one of the most notable lost gems from their combined solo careers.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970)

An album that underscored their growing individualization ends with one last blazing reminder of the way the Band’s voices once intertwined, the way their music provided a transportive solace, the way they once were — and sadly, of course, rarely were again.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Stage Fright” from Stage Fright (1970)

The Band had every right to this song, after what happened on that ill-fated night of April 17, 1969 at Bill Graham’s Winterland concert space in San Francisco.