The Band poll

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I don't know anything here except 'Dixie', and that only from The Last Waltz, but I'm intrigued now - for me The Band are currently forbidden fruits, like Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin once were. Tell me, is 'Rag Mama Rag' a trad/arr job on the tune by Blind Boy Fuller (and no doubt others)? Wikipedia credits it to Robertson.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've never heard the Blind Boy Fuller tune, but I doubt it would be the same, Robbie probb'ly just nicked the title

I Poxy the Fule (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dixie for me but what a collection.

anagram, Thursday, 12 November 2009 12:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dixie off of Last Waltz, but Cripple Creek here

Meatcat (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 13 November 2009 04:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cripple Creek is such a great vocal performance. On more than one occasion i've found myself trying & failing to find something similar.

myndbloom, Friday, 13 November 2009 11:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

not enough love for 'unfaithful servant' (tho' the version on Rock of Ages has a gorgeous gtr solo) or 'rockin' chair'

Ward Fowler, Friday, 13 November 2009 12:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dang! Should have voted for "Rockin' Chair."

Bloggers Might Ride (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 November 2009 13:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've just checked this out. Quite unmodish stuff, this - has it been fashionable at any point since punk? It's nice and rich, though - it'll take a bit of work, but I think I could get into it.

On first listen 'Dixie' is the obvious standout. Beautiful tune and lyric, great performances especially the drumming - there's something new happening every second or so, just smashing.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 13 November 2009 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

they've been fashionable in indie rock since at least the mid-90s (cf Mercury Rev etc)

the only guy in a feminism lit class called The Women Quest (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 November 2009 22:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

wherever there's a dude with a beard playin' guitar, ma, i'll be there

trampa va jamon (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 13 November 2009 22:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

i prefer the last waltz' "dixie"; voting Whispering Pines 'cause i can't seem to find cause to overrule myself

Edgard Varese is god (of music anyways) (outdoor_miner), Friday, 13 November 2009 22:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Helm does sort of sing differently/strangely on the studio take of "Dixie" doesn't he? Think I prefer the live versions more as well.

tylerw, Friday, 13 November 2009 22:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 15 November 2009 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 16 November 2009 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

The correct answer.

My CD copy of this album (2000 reissue) has a bunch of eminently lame and forgettable alternate takes tacked on the end. A classic example of too many extras doing a disservice to the original.

anagram, Monday, 16 November 2009 08:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh man, the outtake "Get Up Jake" is right now my favorite thing on here.

Yah Kid A (Euler), Monday, 16 November 2009 08:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah wld def take get up jake over jawbone or jemima surrender

Ward Fowler, Monday, 16 November 2009 10:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah Get Up Jake is sweeeet. The alt of Whispering Pines is kinda nice too, with Richard's studio chatter. Glad that someone voted for When You Awake -- the sleeper of the album, imo.

tylerw, Monday, 16 November 2009 15:42 (4 years ago) Permalink


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