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The Band


Rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Formed 1959 as The Hawks. Toured with Bob Dylan in 1966, taking the name The Band in 1968. Broke up in 1977, but reformed in 1983 sans guitarist Robbie Robertson.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rick Danko
9-Dec-1943 10-Dec-1999 The Band
Levon Helm
26-May-1940 19-Apr-2012 Drummer for The Band
Garth Hudson
2-Aug-1937   The Band
Richard Manuel
3-Apr-1943 4-Mar-1986 The Band
Robbie Robertson
5-Jul-1944   The Band


Music From Big Pink (1968, Capitol)
1Tears of Rage
2To Kingdom Come
3In a Station
4Caledonia Mission
5The Weight
6We Can Talk
7Long Black Veil
8Chest Fever
9Lonesome Suzie
10This Wheel's on Fire
11I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan cover)

The Band (1969, Capitol)
1Across the Great Divide
2Rag Mama Rag
3The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
4When You Awake
5Up on Cripple Creek
6Whispering Pines
7Jemima Surrender
8Rockin' Chair
9Look Out Cleveland
11The Unfaithful Servant
12King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

The 2000 reissue includes the outtakes "Get Up Jake", "Rag Mama Rag", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Whispering Pines", "Jemima Surrender", and "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)".

Stage Fright (1970, Capitol)
1Strawberry Wine
3Time to Kill
4Just Another Whistle Stop
5All la Glory
6Shape I'm In
7The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
8Daniel and the Sacred Harp
9Stage Fright

The 2000 reissue includes alternate versions of "Daniel and the Sacred Harp", "Time to Kill", and "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show", as well as a promotional radio spot.

Cahoots (1971, Capitol)
1Life Is a Carnival
2When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan cover)
3Last of the Blacksmiths
4Where Do We Go from Here?
54% Pantomime (co-written by Van Morrison)
6Shoot Out in Chinatown
7The Moon Struck One
8Thinkin' Out Loud
9Smoke Signal
11The River Hymn

The 2000 reissue includes the outtakes "Endless Highway", "When I Paint My Masterpiece", "Bessie Smith", and "Don't Do It", as well as a promotional radio spot.

Rock of Ages (1972, Capitol)
2Don't Do It (Holland-Dozier-Holland cover)
3King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
4Caledonia Mission
5Get Up Jake
6The W. S. Walcott Medicine Show
7Stage Fright
8The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
9Across The Great Divide
10This Wheel's On Fire
11Rag Mama Rag
12The Weight
13The Shape I'm In
14The Unfaithful Servant
15Life Is A Carnival
16The Genetic Method
17Chest Fever
18(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

Live album, reissued 2001 with the following bonus disc:

Rock of Ages (bonus disc) (2001, Capitol)
1Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
2I Shall Be Released
3Up On Cripple Creek
4The Rumor
5Rockin' Chair
6Time To Kill
7Down In The Flood (with Bob Dylan)
8When I Paint My Masterpiece (with Bob Dylan)
9Don't Ya Tell Henry (with Bob Dylan)
10Like A Rolling Stone (with Bob Dylan)

Moondog Matinee (1973, Capitol)
1Ain't Got No Home (Clarence Henry)
2Holy Cow (Allen Toussaint cover)
3Share Your Love
4Mystery Train (Junior Parker cover)
5Third Man Theme ( the film The Third Man)
6The Promised Land (Chuck Berry cover)
7The Great Pretender (The Platters cover)
8I'm Ready (Fats Domino cover)
9Saved (Leiber and Stoller cover)
10A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover)

Covers album. The 2001 reissue includes the songs "Didn't It Rain", "Crying Heart Blues", "Shakin'", "What Am I Living For", "Going Back To Memphis", and "Endless Highway".

Before The Flood (1974, Asylum)
Disc 1
1Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
2Lay Lady Lay
3Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
4Knockin' On Heaven's Door
5It Ain't Me, Babe
6Ballad Of A Thin Man
7Up On Cripple Creek
8I Shall Be Released
9Endless Highway
10The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
11Stage Fright
Disc 2
1Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
2Just Like A Woman
3It's Alright, Ma
4The Shape I'm In
5When You Awake
6The Weight
7All Along The Watchtower
8Highway 61 Revisited
9Like A Rolling Stone
10Blowin' In The Wind

Live album, with Bob Dylan.

The Basement Tapes (1975, Columbia)
1Odds and Ends
2Orange Juice Blues
3Million Dollar Bash
4Yazoo Street Scandal
5Goin' to Acapulco
6Katie's Been Gone
7Lo and Behold
8Bessie Smith
9Clothesline Saga
10Apple Suckling Tree
11Please, Mrs. Henry
12Tears of Rage
13Too Much of Nothing
14Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
15Ain't No More Cane
16Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
17Ruben Remus
18Tiny Montgomery
19You Ain't Going Nowhere
20Don't Ya Tell Henry
21Nothing Was Delivered
22Open the Door, Homer
23Long Distance Operator
24This Wheel's on Fire

Recorded 1967 with Bob Dylan.

Northern Lights -- Southern Cross (1975, Capitol)
1Forbidden Fruit
2Hobo Jungle
4Acadian Driftwood
5Ring Your Bell
6It Makes No Difference
7Jupiter Hollow
8Rags And Bones

The 2004 reissue includes the songs "Twilight" and "Christmas Must Be Tonight".

1976 (The Best of The Band, 1976:Capitol)
1Up on Cripple Creek
2The Shape I'm In
3The Weight
4It Makes No Difference
5Life Is a Carnival
7Don't Do It
8Tears of Rage
9Stage Fright
11The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Islands (1977, Capitol)
1Right as Rain
2Street Walker
3Let the Night Fall
4Ain't That a Lot of Love
5Christmas Must Be Tonight
7The Saga of Pepote Rouge
8Georgia On My Mind
9Knockin' Lost John
10Livin' in a Dream

The 2001 reissue includes the outtake "Twilight" and an alternate version of "Georgia On My Mind".

The Last Waltz (1978, Warner Bros.)
1Theme from The Last Waltz
2Up on Cripple Creek
3Who Do You Love?
5Stage Fright
7Dry Your Eyes
8It Makes No Difference
9Such a Night
10The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
11Mystery Train
12Mannish Boy
13Further on Up the Road
14Shape I'm In
15Down South in New Orleans
17Tura-Lura-Lural (That's an Irish Lullaby)
19Life Is a Carnival
20Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
21I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
22Forever Young
23Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)
24I Shall Be Released
25The Last Waltz Suite: The Well
26The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline
27The Last Waltz Suite: Out of the Blue
28The Last Waltz Suite: The Weight
29The Last Waltz Suite: The Last Waltz Refrain
30The Last Waltz Suite: Theme from The Last Waltz

Live album, documenting The Band's final concert on Thanksgiving, 1977. Documented in the film The Last Waltz (1978). Reissued as an expanded 4-CD box set in 2002.

Jericho (1993, Pyramid/Rhino)
2Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan cover)
3The Caves of Jericho
4Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen cover)
5Too Soon Gone
6Country Boys
7Move to Japan
8Amazon (River of Dreams)
9Stuff You Gotta Watch
10Same Thing
11Shine a Light
12Blues Stay Away from Me

The Band's comeback album, mostly covers.

High on the Hog (1996, Pyramid/Rhino)
1Stand Up
2Back To Memphis
3Where I Should Always Be
4Free Your Mind
5Forever Young (Bob Dylan cover)
6The High Price of Love
7Crazy Mama
8I Must Love You Too Much
9She Knows
10Ramble Jungle

Again, mostly covers.

Jubilation (1998, River North)
1Book Faded Brown
2Don't Wait
3Last Train to Memphis
4High Cotton
5Kentucky Downpour
6Bound By Love
7White Cadillac (Ode to Ronnie Hawkins)
8If I Should Fail
9Spirit of the Dance
10You See Me
11French Girls

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