Music – 1978 – Emmy Lou Harris – Evangeline – Performed Live In The Last Waltz Movie With The Band

Evangeline is a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was composed mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions….which did not fit into any of her other albums. Songs included a remake of “Mister Sandman” from the much-lauded Trio sessions with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt….“Evangeline”, which also featured vocals by Parton and Ronstadt….which she had previously performed with The Band, as seen in this video herewith….Rodney Crowell’s…

“Mystery Train“ is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953….which was originally performed in the style of a Memphis blues or rhythm and blues tune….as it was inspired by earlier songs….and later became a popular rockabilly song….as first covered by Elvis Presley, then numerous others.  In 1973, with the approval of Sam Phillips, Robbie Robertson of The Band wrote additional lyrics for…

Music – 1978 – The Staple Singers – The Weight – Performed Live At The Band Last Waltz Concert

“The Weight“ is an original song by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released as a Capitol Records single in 1968….and on the group’s debut album Music from Big Pink…..as the song was written by Band member Robbie Robertson….which is about a visitor’s experiences in a town mentioned in the lyric’s first line as Nazareth….which later inspired the name of the…

Music – 1978 – Van Morrison – Turn Up Your Radio – Performed Live At The Band Last Waltz Concert

“Caravan“ is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison…..which was included on his 1970 album, Moondance…..as it was a concert highlight for several years….and was included as one of the songs on Morrison’s 1974 acclaimed live album, It’s Too Late to Stop Now.  It was also performed by Morrison with The Band in the 1978 film by Martin Scorsese entitled The Last Waltz….as seen…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – Performed Live In Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson….and originally recorded by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….as   Levon Helm provided the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist, a poor white Southerner, during the last year of…

Music – 1978 – Eric Clapton – Further On Up The Road – Played Live In Concert

“Farther On Up The Road” and “Further On Up The Road“ is a blues song first recorded in 1957 by Bobby “Blue” Bland…..which is an early influential Texas shuffle….and features guitar playing that represents the transition from the 1940’s blues style to the 1960’s blues-rock style….as the song became Bland’s first record chart success and one of his best-known tunes. As…

Music – 1978 – Joni Mitchell – Coyote – Performed Live In Concert

“Coyote“ is the opening song from Joni Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira….and also the album’s first single…. albeit the song had been introduced on the tour to support 1975’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns….as “Coyote” was a significant musical departure….whereby Hissing was ornate with pianos, layered vocals and percussion….while “Coyote” was stripped down to electric and acoustic guitars and a fretless bass guitar played by virtuoso Jaco Pastorius. …

“Ophelia“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band….which was first released by the group on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross…..as it was the lead single from the album. It has also appeared on several of the group’s live and compilation albums….and has been covered by such artists as Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. The lyrics tell of the singer’s attempt…

Music – 1978 – Neil Diamond – Dry Your Eyes – Performed Live At The Last Waltz Concert Of The Band

Neil Diamond is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor…..with 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts….as Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide….which makes him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.  On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten # 1 singles to include “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung…