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Music from Big Pink

To commemorate Canada Day and exactly 50 years since the release of this all-time classic album on July 1, 1968: i.e. Canada Day. To my mind, The Band stand as the greatest “beat combo” of them all with roots extending from Acadia down to Acadiana and back again with so much more in-between — thereby hitting…

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Check out this close-grained discussion and analysis of this most unusual masterpiece (in subject matter at least) by Peter Viney but before one gets to it see this background article. Flannery O’Connorlevon helmmusicPeter VineyRobbie Robertsonthe bandWalker Percy

The Band

I guess the name couldn’t have been more prescient — THE band! IMHO this is the greatest band of all for many reasons as nicely set out in this documentary (yet another excellent installment to the Classic album series). The three primary and inextricably linked markers of their greatness: 1. indifferent to mainstream musical fashion;…