I don't know why I am just now discovering this wonderful movie The Last Waltz
, about the musical group known as The Band
I'd heard their songs over the years, especially "The Weight," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." But I hadn't known about the diversity in their musical talents nor really paid much attention to them as people
. After I did so, I began to realize that their sheer humanism is one of the reasons I love their music. They put so much raw emotion into their songs, and the combination of rock, country, and what Bob Dylon calls "electric" makes for an awesome sound created by The Band.
Levon Helm's talent is outstanding, even today at age 65 as he keeps musical "rambles" at his studio in Woodstock, NY. Two of the original members are dead, so there won't be a reunion, more's the pity.
Helm has a website...
This group had a tremendous influence on Eric Clapton.