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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 10:19 p.m. PST

Youknow… bob Dylan's touring band, Big Pink, woodstock, Last Waltz…
One of the best bands ever!

Usual rules apply. To nominate s song, provide a video. save the Editors some work!

I'll kick it off with a few:
Long Black Veil
YouTube link

Evangeline, with Emmylou Harris
YouTube link

The Weight, from the Last Waltz, with the Staples Singers
YouTube link

I think Danko and I used to get our shirts at the same place. grin

And of course, The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down.
YouTube link
Yes, it is Stoneman's cavalry. Joan didn't have the words, just what she thought she heard.

Deeman15 Jan 2018 10:51 p.m. PST

Up on Cripple Creek!

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 10:54 p.m. PST

Up on Cripple Creek, followed closely by The Weight
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Phillius Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 11:23 p.m. PST

The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
Up on Cripple Creek
The Weight
Tears of Rage
I Shall be released

So I can't make my mind up, I'm a wargamer!

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 11:59 p.m. PST

Never heard of them

Texas Jack16 Jan 2018 3:39 a.m. PST

Great poll John!

I really love The Weight and The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down, but my favorite is Acadian Driftwood.
https://youtu.be/te7KW4K-00E

DrSkull Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 4:07 a.m. PST

The Weight

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

Up on Cripple Creek

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 5:47 a.m. PST

Not a fan of Bob Dylan.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

The weight.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 6:15 a.m. PST

Never heard of them

For Shame ! grin

Not a fan of Bob Dylan.

Umm….this is a poll about The Band. Not Dylan. wink

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

When You Awake

King Harvest Has Surely Come

Tears of Rage

The Weight

Stage Fright

The Shape I'm in

KSmyth16 Jan 2018 7:09 a.m. PST

The Weight

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Videos please?

PeloBourbon Inactive Member16 Jan 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Ophelia

King Harvest , among many

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

Up on Cripple Creek.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Cripple Creek, The Weight, Dixie Down, and The Shape I'm In. In that order.

Plus everything on the album Music From Big Pink

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

The Night they drove Old Dixie down followed by the others. I had the honor and pleasure of seeing them live In Houston on their last tour. Epic!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

Hey John – you know there's a good chance you'll just end up with the whole of The Last Waltz…. grin

King Harvest : YouTube link

The Weight : YouTube link

When you awake : YouTube link

Stage Fright : YouTube link

The shape I'm in : YouTube link

Across the great divide : YouTube link

Look out cleveland : YouTube link

Tear of rage : YouTube link

And the whole of Planet Waves wink

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

It makes no difference
YouTube link

I Shall be released
YouTube link

Although I prefer Bette Midlers' version.

Jim Selzer16 Jan 2018 10:29 p.m. PST

none of them

Brownand17 Jan 2018 2:39 a.m. PST

Who?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

No, not The Who. Not even the Guess Who? The Band.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

Who's on first?

Who's on first.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

So, Who's on second ?

No – who's on first…..

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Since those who nominated Up on Cripple Creek can't be bothered to follow instructions grin, here's a video.
YouTube link

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Thank god someone posted the video. Thank you so much. Here are the lyrics. Anyone have the score?

Up On Cripple Creek
The Band


When I get off of this mountain
You know where I want to go
Straight down the Mississippi River
To the Gulf of Mexico

To Lake George, Louisiana
Little Bessie, girl that I once knew
And she told me just to come on by
If there's anything she could do

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

Good luck had just stung me
To the race track I did go
She bet on one horse to win
And I bet on another to show

Odds were in my favor
I had him five to one
When that nag came around the track
Sure enough we had won

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

I took up all of my winnings
And I gave my little Bessie half
And she tore it up and blew it in my face
Just for a laugh

Now there's one thing in the whole wide world
I sure would like to see
That's when that little love of mine
Dips her doughnut in my tea

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

Now me and my mate were back at the shack
We had Spike Jones on the box
She said, "I can't take the way he sings
But I love to hear him talk"

Now that just gave my heart a fall
To the bottom of my feet
And I swore and I took another pull
My Bessie can't be beat

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

As a flood out in California
And up north it's freezing cold
And this living off the road
Is getting pretty old

So I guess I'll call up my big mama
Tell her I'll be rolling in
But you know, deep down, I'm kinda tempted
To go and see my sweet Bessie again

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one


Songwriter: Robbie Robertson

Up On Cripple Creek lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Texas Jack19 Jan 2018 3:19 a.m. PST

I often wondered if Bessie in Up on Cripple Creek is the same girl as in the Grateful Dead´s Sugar Magnolia. Maybe they were sisters. Hmmmm…

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Songwriter: Robbie Robertson

In some quarters, those are fighting words. grin

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

Hey John – you know there's a good chance you'll just end up with the whole of The Last Waltz…grin

Well then… How about Van Morrison singing (and dancing!) in The Last Waltz. Caravan!
YouTube link

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 8:46 p.m. PST

Ditto Last Waltz, with Ronnie Hawkins. Who do you love?
YouTube link

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Van does leave the stage triumphantly.

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