Exploring the history of Canadian-American roots rock group, The Band.
Assembling in the studio at various points during 1976 through 1977, The Band put together a plan for Islands. It was described later by Robbie as being similar to The Who’s Odds & Sods album. In essence, it was a hodgepodge of older recordings along with some newer cuts to complete their eight album record deal with Capitol.
The Last Waltz - Part Six
Full-on post-production of The Last Waltz took place over an eighteen-month period from the winter of 1977 through the spring of 1978. It was a monstrous undertaking with many moving pieces between the studio, producers, technicians, crews and the musicians.
The Last Waltz - Part Five
The Last Waltz dragged on. With the concert wrapped and filming complete at the MGM soundstage, Martin Scorsese wanted to now add a series of interviews to further contextualize the footage shot. With the go-ahead and more budget from the studio interviews were filmed.
Interview: Jim Weider
The Band: A History sits down with former guitarist of The Band Jim Weider.
Interview: Mrs. Henry
The Band: A History sits down with Mrs. Henry, the California-based rock group who is heading out on the road with their show Music From The Band. Mrs. Henry first tackled The Band with their extensive rendition of The Last Waltz that later was pressed on vinyl. Since then, the group has continued to craft their own music and tour. Now, there are back with their Music From The Band Tour, featuring songs from The Band's entire career. During the interview, we talk about the band's inception, how COVID-19 struck them, their new tour plans and more.
If you want to learn more about Mrs. Henry's tour you can find information here: http://www.mrshenry.com/
The Last Waltz - Part Four
“It hadn’t really hit me that when the song was over, so was The Band.” Levon Helm later remembered as The Band stumbled from the Winterland stage at 3:00 AM following one of the biggest shows of their lives.
However, it wasn't over. After combining through footage it was determined they needed to film additional content. Thus, The Last Waltz Suite was born. A combination of live recordings on the MGM soundstage featuring The Staple Singers and Emmylou Harris and studio recordings including all-new material.
It was a confusing time, a group that had at the very least said they were publically finished, kept working away on material but they were drifting apart. Each member began to work on various projects as if the band they had put over a decade into didn’t exist anymore. They rather neglect the elephant in the room rather than fully deal with band politics.
The Band: A History is produced, written and hosted by Tyrell William Lisson with additional research and writing by Alex McGillivray and post-production sound and editing by Michael Koehler.
One of my favourite band songs was Ferdinand the Imposter a bonus on the 2000 reissue of Big Pink. I’d love to see an episode or two, if it doesn’t already exist, on some real deep tracks. Robbie was such a prolific writer and many didn’t make it in the records, and I’m sure some of the other guys have some gems out there as well.
Very informative but irritating
Great podcast and very insightful and entertaining but for God’s sake why did you keep that irritating background guitar and organ music throughout the podcast? Would have rated it higher without it
Great job with this man, very well produced and I learned so much I never knew. Good tunes and research. Cheers