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Label: Geffen Records - 924160-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson OC born July 5,is a Canadian musician,  songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author. Robertson is best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Bandand for his career as a solo recording artist. Robertson's work with the Band was instrumental in creating the Americana music genre. He is ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest guitarists.
As a film soundtrack producer and composer, Robertson is known for his collaborations (ˈtɛlɪˌvɪʒən) - Barahater - You Have Given Up II director Martin Scorsesewhich began with the rockumentary film The Last Waltzand continued through a number of Pressures - Rue - Thorns films, including Raging BullCasinoThe Yousef feat Kieran Fowkes - Let GoThe Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman He has worked on many other soundtracks for film and television.
Robertson was born Jaime Royal Klegerman  on July 5, He was an only child. Chrysler lived with an aunt in the Cabbagetown neighborhoodand worked at a jewellery plating factory. It was at the factory that she met James Patrick Robertson.
They married in Robertson's parents continued to work at the jewelry plating factory where they met, and the family lived in several homes in different Toronto neighborhoods while Robertson was a child.
His mother often Wheres The Beef? - Various - BBQ Beats (File) with him to the Six Nations Reserve to visit their family. It was here that Robertson was mentored in playing guitar by family members, in particular his older cousin Herb Myke.
When Robertson was in his early teens Jim and Dolly, as Rosemarie was called, separated, and Robertson's mother finally revealed the truth about who his biological father was, a Jewish professional gambler named Alexander David Klegerman.
Klegerman was killed in a hit-and-run accident 1,000,000 Miles Away - Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows changing a tire on the Queen Elizabeth Way ; this incident occurred just before Jim and Dolly married, while Jim was stationed in Newfoundland with the Canadian Army.
When Robertson was 14, he worked two brief summer jobs in the traveling carnival circuit, first for a few days in a suburb of Toronto, and later as an assistant at a freak show for three weeks during the Canadian National Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson . These experiences led later to the Band song " Life is a Carnival " and to the movie Carnywhich he would produce and in which he was a lead actor.
He Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson with the group for almost a year, playing popular songs of the day at local teen dances before forming Robbie and the Rhythm Chords in with his friend Pete "Thumper" Traynor who would later found Traynor Amplifiers. They changed the name to Robbie and the Robots after they watched the film Forbidden Planet and took a liking to the film's character Robby the Robot.
Traynor customized Robertson's guitar for the Robots, fitting it with antennae and wires to give it a space age look. Dynamoand brought Robertson to the Brill Building in New York City to help him choose songs for the rest of the album. When the Hawks' bass player left the group, Cushnie recommended that Hawkins hire Robertson to replace him on bass.
Hawkins invited him to come to Arkansasand then flew to the UK to perform on television there, leaving Robertson in Arkansas with the Hawks. Meanwhile, Robertson spent his living allowance on records and practiced intensively each day. Upon returning, Hawkins hired him to play bass.
Cushnie left the band a few months after joining them. This lineup, which later became the Bandtoured with Hawkins throughout and into Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks cut sessions for Roulette Records throughout —, all of which Robertson appeared on. The Hawks left Ronnie Hawkins at the beginning of to go on their own. In earlythe group approached agent Harold Kudlets about representing them, which he agreed to do, booking them a years' worth of shows in the same circuits as they had been in before with Ronnie Hawkins.
Bruno left in Mayand at that time the group changed their name to Levon and the Hawks. Penfound stayed with the group until The members of Levon and the Hawks befriended blues artist John P. Hammond while he was performing in Toronto in Robertson" in the album's credits. Both songs were written by Robertson. Robertson agreed to meet with Dylan. Initially, Dylan intended to just hire Robertson as the guitarist for his Try A Little Tenderness - Florence And The Machine - MTV Unplugged group.
Robertson suggested they use Levon Helm on drums for the shows. The first at Forest Hills received a predominantly hostile response, but the second in Los Angeles was received slightly more favorably. Bob Dylan and the Hawks toured the United States throughout October—December : 8—9 with each show consisting of two sets: an acoustic show just featuring Dylan on guitar and harmonica, and an electric set featuring Dylan backed by the Hawks.
The tours were largely met with a hostile reaction from fans who knew Dylan as a prominent figure in the American folk music revivalperceiving his move into rock music as a betrayal. Helm left the group after their November 28 performance in Washington, D. Drummer Sandy Konikoff left after the Pacific Northwest dates in March,  : 74 and Mickey Jones replaced him, staying with the group for the remainder of the tour. The Australian and European legs of the tour received a particularly harsh response from disgruntled folk fans, and the May 17 Manchester Free Trade Hall show, best known for an angry audience member audibly yelling "Judas!
Pennebakerand the footage was edited into the documentary Eat the Document. On July 29,Dylan sustained an injured neck from a motorcycle accident, and retreated to a quiet domestic life with his new wife and child in upstate New York. Dylan and the members of the Hawks worked together at the "Big Pink" house every day to rehearse and generate ideas for new songs, many of which they recorded in "Big Pink"'s makeshift basement studio. In time, word about these sessions began to circulate, and inRolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner brought attention to these tracks in an article entitled "Dylan's Basement Tape Should Be Released".
Ina bootleg album with a plain white cover compiled by two incognito music industry insiders featured a collection of seven tracks from these sessions. The album, which became known as The Great White Wonderbegan to appear in independent record stores and receive radio airplay. This album became a runaway success  : 42—46 and helped to launch the bootleg recording industry. InRobertson would produce an official compilation, The Basement Tapeswhich included a selection of tracks from the sessions.
An exhaustive collection of all extant recordings was released in as The Bootleg Series Vol. In lateDylan left to record his next album, John Wesley Harding After recording the basic tracks, Dylan asked Robertson and Garth Hudson about playing on the album to fill out the sound. However, when Robertson heard the tracks, he liked the starkness of the sound and recommended that Dylan leave the songs as they were. Over the course of the "Basement Tapes" period, the group had developed a sound of their own, and Grossman went to Los Angeles to shop the Mary From Dungloe - Phil Coulter - Classic Tranquility (Vinyl, Album) to a major label, securing a Sleeper - Greg Brown - Dream Cafe with Capitol Records.
Capitol brought the group to Los Angeles to finish the album. Robertson is listed in the songwriting credits as "J. Robertson sang lead vocal on the track "To Kingdom Come"; he would not sing on another Band song released to the public until "Knockin' Lost Tu Cumpleanos - Various - Tropicana 2 Mil on 's Islands.
The song portrays an individual who attempts to take a saintly pilgrimage, and becomes mired down with requests from other people to do favors for them along the way. The mention of "Nazareth" at the beginning of the song refers to Nazareth, Pennsylvania Trocando Em Muido - Various - Stars Of Brasil, where the C.
However, the song gained traction due to more successful covers by Jackie DeShannon US 55,Aretha Franklin US 19,and the Supremes with the Temptations US 46,as well as to the song's inclusion in the movie Easy Riderwhich became a runaway success.
It has been covered by many artists, appeared in dozens of films and documentaries, and has become a staple in American rock music. When Music from Big Pink was released inthe Band initially avoided media attention, and discouraged Capitol Records from promotional efforts. They also did not immediately pursue touring to support the album, and declined to be interviewed for a year.
In earlythe Band rented a home from Sammy Davis Jr. The band began recording every day in the pool house studio, working on a tight schedule to complete the album. The Band began performing regularly in springwith their first live dates as the Band being at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
The Band's album The Band was released Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson Septemberand became a critical and commercial success. The album received almost universal critical praise, Soldier - Street Fighter - Shoot You Down at 9 on the US pop charts, and stayed in the Top 40 for 24 weeks.
The song tells a fictional story of a Confederate citizen's experiences at the end of the American Civil Warand features actual historical events worked into the Fingerprint File - The Rolling Stones - Welcome To Chinese Restaurant to create a larger American mythos.
Although the Band's original version was not released as a single, a cover version by Joan Baez went to 3 on the charts in and helped to popularize the song. Several other tracks from The Band received significant radio airplay, and would become staples in the group's concert appearances. On January 12,the Band was featured on the cover of Time magazine. The Band rented The Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York with the intent of recording a new live album there, but the Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson council voted against it, so they recorded on location, but without an audience.
Robertson handled most of the songwriting duties as before. The album received mixed reviews, and peaked at 24 on the Billboard charts,  : 54—58 only remaining in the Billboard Top 40 for five weeks. The inclusion of "When I Paint My Masterpiece" came about when Dylan stopped by Robertson's home during the recording of Cahoots and Robertson asked if he might have any songs to contribute.
Dylan completed the song soon afterward, and the Band recorded it for the album. It would be the only track from Cahoots the group would keep in their set list through to The Last Waltz concert and film. The Band continued to tour throughout After the Academy of Music shows, the Band again retreated from performing live. The record was first published in the edition of the book.
In Octoberthe Band released an album of cover Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson entitled Moondog Matinee : 69  which peaked at 28 on the Billboard charts. One lyric from the Works project, "Lay a flower in the snow," was Sweet Fire Of Love - Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson in Robertson's song " Fallen Angel ", which appeared on his self-titled solo album.
It would be Dylan's first tour in more than seven years. The response was one of the largest in entertainment history up to that point, with between 5 and 6 million requests for tickets mailed in forseats. Amongst the rehearsals and preparations, the Band went into the studio with Bob Dylan to record a new album for Asylum Records that would become the Bob Dylan album Planet Waves The album was 1 on the Billboard album charts for four weeks, and spent 12 weeks total in the Billboard Top The final three shows of the tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California were recorded and assembled into the double album Before the Flood.
The album debuted at 3 on the Billboard charts, and spent ten weeks in the Top Forty. After moving to Malibu inRobertson and the Band had discovered a ranch in Malibu near Zuma Beach called "Shangri-La", and decided to lease the property. The main house on the property had originally been built by Lost Horizon actress Margo Albert and the ranch had been the filming and stabling site for the Mister Ed television show in the s.
In the interim, the house had served as a high-class bordello. The album release of The Basement Tapescredited to Bob Dylan and the Band, was the first album production that took place in the new studio. The album, produced by Robertson, featured a selection of tapes from the original Basement Tapes sessions with Dylan, as well as demos for tracks eventually recorded for Music From Big Pink album.
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