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Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” (2011)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” (2011)

A searing rebuke, performed with bristling force on a gut-string guitar.

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, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Jupiter Hollow” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Jupiter Hollow” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

An odyssey toward imagination’s outer limits, with Garth Hudson as rocket fuel.

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.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ring Your Bell” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ring Your Bell” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Here’s a greasy, funk-focused triumph that must have made Gamble and Huff turn green.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Acadian Driftwood” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Acadian Driftwood” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

One of their final aggregate triumphs traces a tale of alienation and redemption.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Hobo Jungle” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Hobo Jungle” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Each word, as conveyed by a transcendent Richard Manuel, arrives like a gut punch.

‘He was good fun': Robbie Robertson, Jim McCarty remember the legend of Sonny Boy Williamson II

‘He was good fun': Robbie Robertson, Jim McCarty remember the legend of Sonny Boy Williamson II

The bluesman found fame with a new generation of blues-loving rockers just before his death.