Tag Archives: The Band

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: The Band; Joan Baez; Allman Brothers Band

Hello there! This week features a great ‘roots rock’ tune, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. We will first review the original song by The Band. Next we will discuss covers of this song by Joan Baez and by … Continue reading

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The Weight: The Band; Aretha Franklin; the Allman Brothers Band

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song The Weight.  This is a terrific folk-rock song by The Band.  We will start with the original song by The Band, and then we will review covers from Aretha Franklin … Continue reading

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Bo Diddley/Willie and the Hand Jive: Bo Diddley, Johnny Otis and Eric Clapton

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the performer Bo Diddley and his self-titled song. This is a terrific ‘roots rock’ song, one of the most important tunes that marked the transition from R&B to rock music. After discussing … Continue reading

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