Παρασκευή, 21 Μαΐου 2010

The Talented Robbie Robertson (Muddy Waters & The Band - Mannish Boy)

Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Klegerman 5 July 1943) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his membership as the guitarist and primary songwriter with "The Band". He was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. "The Band" has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. As a songwriter Robertson is responsible for such classics as "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow" and "Somewhere Down The Crazy River", among many others.

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a Jewish father and a Mohawk mother, and took his stepfather's last name "Robertson" after his mother remarried. He had his earliest exposure to music at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, where he spent summers with his mother's family.

By 1959 he had met singer Ronnie Hawkins, who led a band called "The Hawks" after he had relocated to Canada. In 1960 Hawkins recorded two early Robertson songs, "Hey Boba Lu" and "Someone Like You" on his Mr. Dynamo LP. Robertson then took over lead guitar with "The Hawks" and toured often, before splitting from Hawkins in 1963.

After Robertson left "The Hawks" with Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson, the quintet styled themselves as "The Canadian Squires And Levon And The Hawks", but (after rejecting such names as "The Honkies" and "The Crackers") ultimately called themselves "The Band".

In 1976, "The Band" broke up due to the stresses of sixteen years of touring. In the Martin Scorsese film The "Last Waltz" (1978) Robertson noted that he had been playing live rock and roll music almost since rock and roll began. Also, credited officially as the band's main songwriter, he was able to live off the song royalties, and no longer needed to tour. "The Band" reformed in 1983 without Robertson. After "The Band", he never left the music field and he has been active untill nowadays (we will continue with Robbie Robertson in the next post)...

For the time being, we enjoy the artist seeing him next to the legendary Muddy Waters. They work perfectly together on Muddy Waters' smash hit "Mannish Boy"! From the "Last Waltz"...

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7 σχόλια:

Alice Iocco είπε...

Ooooooh, yeah, ooh, yeahhhhhhhhh

Everythin', everythin', everythin's gonna be alright this mornin'
Ooh yeah, whoawwwwwwwwwwwwwww
I spell mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmannish boy my friend :)))
SUPER CHOICE !!!!
THANKS :))))

Diatton είπε...

Είδες τι πάθαμε Αλίκη... Μέχρι και ξεχωριστή ετικέτα το έχω βάλει το "Mannish Boy"... Κι όχι μόνο εδώ αλλά και στο άλλο blog...Αλλά το είπαμε, οι αδυναμίες δεν κρύβονται...

Σ' ευχαριστώ που ήρθες φίλη μου. Αν και κάπου σε περίμενα με την ανάρτηση αυτή...

Alice Iocco είπε...

..και μιά τελευταία φορά πριν κλείσω το pc :)))))))))) ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mannnnnn ohhhhhh
Ooooooh, yeah, ooh, yeahhhhhhhhh
Ooh yeah, whoawwwwwwwwwwwwwww ohhhhhh mannish boyyyyyyyyyyy αχαχχαααα μεγάλη ζημιά πάθαμε φίλε μου αχχχαχαααα
Kαληνύχτα :))))))))))

PaulCook είπε...

Πως μπορω να πω κατι για τον κιθαριστα των Band οταν βλεπω αυτην την μορφη τον Muddy στο video να ριχνει παλι το επιπεδο οποιουδηποτε προσπαθει στα χρονια μας να τραγουδησει Blues...Λιγο κακια αυτο που ειπα αλλα ειναι η πραγματικοτητα....!!

Diatton είπε...

Λίγο διφορούμενο το σχόλιό σου φίλε Δημήτρη κι επιδέχεται δύο ερμηνείες. Θα εκτιμούσα αν μπορούσες να το επαναλάβεις με άλλα λόγια για να το αποσαφηνίσουμε...

PaulCook είπε...

Με λιγα λογια φιλε μου πολυ προσπαθησαν να παιξουν Blues αλλα κανεις δεν εφτασε ουτε σε ενα σημειο τα Standards του Muddy και αλλων της εποχης του....:))

Diatton είπε...

Όπως το θέτεις έτσι φίλε Δημήτρη, δεν υπάρχει καμιά "κακία" που έγραψες στο προηγούμενο σχόλιό σου. Ίσα ίσα που τον ανεβάζεις τον Muddy, κι εμένα που ανήκω στην οικογένεια των Blues, με βρίσκεις απόλυτα σύμφωνο με την τοποθέτησή σου αυτή!

Καλό σου απόγευμα φίλε μου...

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