The Band


"Up On Cripple Creek" Live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Band got together in Canada in the years 1958-62, originally as the backing-group for Ronnie Hawkins
In summer 1965 they got into contact with Bob Dylan, and they both toured with him and backed him on several of his electric recordings in 1965-66. After Dylan´s motorbike accident they recorded a lot of material with bob Dylan, known as the "Basement Tapes". These recordings were released on CBS in the 1970´s. The recorded and released their first album "Music From Big Pink" in 1968 on Capitol Records. The album was almost born a legend, and it´s now known as one of the most influetial albums of the late sixties.
They recorded 6 more studio albums for Capitol Records up till 1977. By this time several band members thought it time to stop, and they planned to do a final last concert, called "The Last Waltz" with many invited friends supportings them. A handful of new studio recordings were also made, and the whole thing was released as a 3 LP album on Warner Brothers in 1978.

In 1984-86 Helm and Manuel reformed the Band for new live appearances, and in 1993 they began new album releases. By this time Danko and Hudson had also joined, but sadly had Richard Manuel taken his own life in 1986. Along with Robbie Robertson, Manuel had been a great song writer of the band.

With Rick Danko´s death in 1999 it seems that the Band have recorded for the last time.


Band Members:

Richard Manuel: Born 1947, vocals, piano and occasional drums. Manuel was one of the great voices of the Band, and a key songwriter on their early records. For unknown reasons he stopped writing songs after "Stage Fright"

Robbie Robertson: Born 1943, guitar. Robertson was an extraordinary gifted songwriter, with a unique guitar-style. Robertson has not been back in the Band after their "Last Waltz" concert.

Levon Helm: Born 1940, drums, vocals and mandolin . Helm sang several of the Band´s best known recordings such as "The Weight" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece"

Rick Danko: Born 1943, bass and vocals. The third great singer of the Band. Among Danko´s greatest moments are "Stage Fright" and "It Makes No Difference" .

Garth Hudson: Born 1937, Keyboards. Known as a musical genious, and the quiet member of the Band

Jim Weider: Born 194-, guitar and vocals. Replaced Robertson for the reunion albums

Richard Bell: Born 195-, keyboards and vocals. Joined in the Band for their reunion recordings

Randy Ciarlante: Born 195-, drums. Joined in the Band for their reunion recordings



Discography:


1. Music From Big Pink - Capitol 1968

Tracks:
1. Tears of Rage / 2. To Kingdom Come / 3. In a Station / 4. Caledonia Mission / 5. Weight / 6. We Can Talk / 7. Long Black Veil / 8. Chest Fever / 9. Lonesome Suzie / 10. This Wheel's on Fire / 11. I Shall Be Released / 12. Yazoo Street Scandal [*][Outtake] / 13. Tears of Rage [Alternate Take][*] / 14. Katie's Been Gone [*][Outtake] / 15. If I Lose [*][Outtake] / 16. Long Distance Operator [*][Outtake] / 17. Lonesome Suzie [Alternate Take][*] / 18. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast) [Outtake-Demo] [*] / 19. Key to the Highway [*][Outtake] / 20. Ferdinand the Imposter [Outtake-Demo] [*]. [*] = Bonus-track!
Rating : 8


2. The Band - Capitol 1969

Tracks:
1. Across The Great Divide / 2. Rag Mama Rag / 3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down / 4. When You Awake / 5. Up On Cripple Creek / 6. Whispering Pines / 7. Jemima Surrender / 8. Rockin' Chair / 9. Look Out Cleveland / 10. Jawbone / 11. The Unfaithful Servant / 12. King Harvestt (Has Surely Come) / 13. Get Up Jake (Outtake-Stereo Remix) / 14. Rag Mama Rag (Alternate Vocal Take-Rough Mix) / 15. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Alternate Mix) / 16. Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take) / 17. Whispering Pines (Alternate Take) / 18. Jemima Surrender (Alternate Take) / 19. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (Alternate Performance)
Rating : 9


3. Stage Fright - Capitol 1970

Tracks:
1. Strawberry Wine / 2. Sleeping / 3. Time To Kill / 4. Just Another Whistle Stop / 5. All La Glory / 6. The Shape I'm In / 7. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show / 8. Daniel And The Sacred Harp / 9. Stage Fright / 10. The Rumor / 11. Daniel And The Sacred Harp (Alternate Take) / 12. Time To Kill (Alternate Mix) / 13. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (Alternate Mix) / 14. Radio Commercial
Rating : 8


4. Cahoots - Capitol 1971

Tracks:
1. Life Is a Carnival / 2. When I Paint My Masterpiece / 3. Last of the Blacksmiths / 4. Where Do We Go from Here? / 5. 4% Pantomime / 6. Shoot Out in Chinatown / 7. Moon Struck One / 8. Thinkin' Out Loud / 9. Smoke Signal / 10. Volcano / 11. River Hymn / 12. Endless Highway [Early Studio Take] [*] / 13. When I Paint My Masterpiece [Alternate Take][*] / 14. Bessie Smith [*][Outtake] / 15. Don't Do It [Outtake-Studio Version] [*] / 16. Radio Commercial [*] . [*] = Bonus-track!
Rating : 4


5. Moondog Matinee - Capitol 1973

Tracks:
1. Ain't Got No Home / 2. Holy Cow / 3. Share Your Love / 4. Mystery Train / 5. Third Man Theme / 6. Promised Land / 7. The Great Pretender / 8. I'm Ready / 9. Saved / 10. A Change Is Gonna Come / 11. Didn't It Rain (outtake) / 12. Crying Heart Blues (outtake) / 13. Shakin' (outtake) / 14. What Am I Living For (outtake) / 15. Going Back To Memphis (outtake) / 16. Endless Highway (Studio Version)
Rating : 7


6. Northern Lights Southern Cross - Capitol 1975

Tracks:
1. Forbidden Fruit/ 2. Hobo Jungle / 3. Ophelia / 4. Acadian Driftwood / 5. Ring Your Bell / 6. It Makes No Difference / 7. Jupiter Hollow / 8. Rags & Bones / 9. Twilight (Early Alternate Version) / 10. Christmas Must Be Tonight (Alternate Version)
Rating : 7


7. Islands - Capitol 1977

Tracks:
1. Right As Rain / 2. Street Walker / 3. Let The Night Fall / 4. Ain't That A Lot Of Love / 5. Christmas Must Be Tonight / 6. Islands / 7. The Saga Of Pepote Rouge / 8. Georgia On My Mind / 9. Knockin' Lost John / 10. Livin' In A Dream / 11. Twilight (Single Version) / 12. Georgia On My Mind (Alternate Take)
Rating : 6


8. The Last Waltz - Warner Brothers 1978

Tracks:
1. Theme from The Last Waltz / 2. Up on Cripple Creek / 3. Who Do You Love? / 4. Helpless / 5. Stage Fright / 6. Coyote / 7. Dry Your Eyes / 8. It Makes No Difference / 9. Such a Night / 10. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down / 11. Mystery Train / 12. Mannish Boy 13. Further on Up the Road //1. Shape I'm In / 2. Down South in New Orleans / 3. Ophelia / 4. Tura-Lura-Lural / 5. Caravan / 6. Life Is a Carnival / 7. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down / 8. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) / 9. Forever Young / 10. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) / 11. I Shall Be Released / 12. The Well / 13. Evangeline / 14.Out of the Blue / 15. The Weight / 16. The Last Waltz Refrain / 17./ Theme from The Last Waltz
Rating : 5


9. Jericho - Pyramid 1993

Tracks:
1. Remedy / 2. Blind Willie McTell / 3. Caves of Jericho / 4. Atlantic City / 5. Too Soon Gone / 6. Country Boy / 7. Move to Japan / 8. Amazon, River of Dreams / 9. Stuff You Gotta Watch / 10. Same Thing / 11. Shine a Light / 12. Blues Stay Away from Me
Rating : 7


10. High on The Hog - Transatlantic 1996

Tracks:
1. Stand Up / 2. Back To Memphis / 3. Where I Should Always Be / 4. Free Your Mind / 5. Forever Young / 6. The High Price Of Love / 7. Crazy Mama / 8. I Must Love You Too Much / 9. She Knows / 10. Ramble Jungle
Rating :


11. Jubilation - Transatlantic 1998

Tracks:
1. Book Faded Brown/ 2. Don't Wait / 3. Last Train to Memphis / 4. High Cotton / 5. Kentucky Downpour / 6. Bound by Love / 7. White Cadillac / 8. If I Shold Fail / 9. Spirit of the Dance / 10. Blind Fool's Love / 11. Where Did All the French Girls Go
Rating : 7


12. Rock of Ages - Capitol 1972

Tracks:
1. Introduction / 2. Don't Do It / 3. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) / 4. Caledonia Mission / 5. Get Up Jake / 6. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show / 7. Stage Fright / 8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down / 9. Across The Great Divide / 10. This Wheel's On Fire / 11. Rag Mama Rag / 12. The Weight / 13. The Shape I'm In / 14. Unfaithful Servant / 15. Life Is A Carnival / 16. The Genetic Method / 17. Chest Fever / 18. (I Don't Want To) Hand Up My Rock And Roll Shoes // 1. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever / 2. I Shall Be Released / 3. Up On Cripple Creek / 4. The Rumor / 5. Rockin' Chair / 6. Time To Kill / 7. Down In the Flood / 8. When I Paint My Masterpiece / 9. Don't Ya Tell Henry / 10. Like a Rolling Stone
Rating : 7


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

7 The Band - 1969
12 Music From Big Pink - 1968
16 The Last Waltz - 1978
53 Rock of Ages - 1973
100 Northern Light Southern Cross - 1975
104 Stage Fright - 1970
180 Moondog Matinee - 1973
293 Cahoots - 1971
333 Islands - 1977
521 Jericho - 1993
Check and Rate Here!

December 25 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. The Weight ( Robertson) Music From Big Pink
2. Up On Cripple Creek ( Robertson) The Band
3. Share Your Love With Me ( Braggs/Malone) Moondog Matinee
4. Across The Great Divide ( Robertson) The Band
5. All La Glory ( Robertson) Stage Fright
6. Stage Fright ( Robertson) Stage Fright
7. The Rumor ( Robertson) Stage Fright
8. When I Paint My Masterpiece ( Dylan ) Cahoots
9. Christmas Must Be Tonight ( Robertson) Islands
10. Long Black Veil ( Wilkin/Dill) Music From Big Pink
11. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down ( Robertson) The Band
12. Twilight ( Robertson) Islands - bonus
13. Evangeline ( Robertson) The Last Waltz
14. In A Station ( Manuel) Music From Big Pink
15. We Can Talk ( Manuel) Music From Big Pink
16. Chest Fever ( Robertson) Music From Big Pink
17. When You Awake ( Manuel/Robertson) The Band
18. Rockin´ Chair ( Manuel/Robertson) The Band
19. Daniel and The Sacred Harp ( Robertson) Stage Fright
20. Holy Cow ( Toussaint) Moondog Matinee
21. A Change is Gonna Come ( Cooke) Moondog Matinee
22. Hobo Jungle ( Robertson) Northern Lights Southern Cross
23. Acadian Driftwood ( Robertson) Northern Lights Southern Cross
24. The Last Waltz ( Robertson ) The Last Waltz
25. Blind Willie McTell ( Dylan ) Jericho
26. Book Faded Brown ( Jost ) Jubilation
27. Country Boy ( Brooks/Barer) Jericho
28. Bound by Love ( Hiatt ) Jubilation
29. If I Should Fail ( Pacheco/Hiatt ) Jubilation

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