34 episodes

Exploring the history of Canadian-American roots rock group, The Band.

The Band: A History Pantheon Plus

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    • 4.4 • 27 Ratings

Exploring the history of Canadian-American roots rock group, The Band.

    The Last Waltz - Part Six

    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.
    Ultimately, the release of the film and soundtrack in April 1978 led Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson across the globe to promote their film. The Last Waltz, the imperfect masterpiece was a defining moment of their careers whether or not they knew it or wanted it to be. Forever on celluloid, one of the most important acts of the 1960s and 1970s was immortalized surrounded by their peers.
    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.
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    • 29 min
    The Last Waltz - Part Five

    The Last Waltz - Part Five

    At first, the viewer sees nothing but a blank screen and hears only the voices of Rick Danko, Martin Scorsese and another member of the film crew as they run through a first take, Danko manages to only utter one word "cutthroat"
    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.
    Filming took place at The Band's clubhouse Shangri-La and most evenings didn't start until well after midnight. The goal was to reminisce about the “good old days” and play some instruments. It becomes quite evident through the various interviews littered between the concert footage, that much was being left unsaid. It’s no surprise at this point The Band minus Robertson was uneasy with the whole proposition. In exchange, we get a series of uneven interviews but enough to glean new information and explore the everchanging dynamics of The Band, their relationships with each other and the music.
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    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.
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    • 52 min
    Interview: JIm Weider

    Interview: JIm Weider

    The Band: A History sits down with former guitarist of The Band Jim Weider. Jim joined The Band in 1985 and remained their lead guitarist until the group dissolved in 2000 after Rick Danko's death. Known as one of the premiere Fender Telecaster players in the world, outside of The Band, Weider has played with Robbie Dupree, Dr. John, Graham Parker, Keith Richards, Scotty Moore and Bob Weir. Weider was also a member of the Levon Helm Band from 2009 until Levon's death in 2012 and has since created The Weight Band, which originated inside the barn of Levon Helm in 2012 when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante (former members of The Band), were performing "Songs of The Band" with Garth Hudson, Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs. The Weight Band is getting ready to release their second album "Shines Like Gold" on April 1, 2022. You can find out more about the band, their music and their tour dates here: https://www.theweightband.com/
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    • 55 min
    Interview: Mrs. Henry

    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/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Last Waltz - Part Four

    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.
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    • 34 min
    Cahoots 50th Anniversary Reissue Roundtable

    Cahoots 50th Anniversary Reissue Roundtable

    The Band: A History is pleased to welcome The Manuel Archive's Breanna McCann and music journalist Allison Rapp to discuss the 50th anniversary reissue of The Band's fourth studio album "Cahoots". We talk about Bob Clearmountain's updated mix, the positive and negative changes, the tracklisting and bonus features.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

thegun79 ,

Deep tracks

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.

DPM2112 ,

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

Jhoghhhhh ,

Awesome listen

Great job with this man, very well produced and I learned so much I never knew. Good tunes and research. Cheers

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