Born in Toronto, he played with Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Hawks later became Bob Dylan’s backing band and then simply The Band releasing their first album, the classic Music From Big Pink, in 1968. Robertson released his first solo album in 1987. More recently, he and The Band received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and he has consulted on film soundtracks including Shutter Island (2010). This year he released the book Legends, Icons, & Rebels with Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and his son Sebastian Robertson. The book is a memoir and history text for young readers covering the stories of music legends from Ray Charles to Johnny Cash. The new box set of the band’s 1971 concerts at New York’s Academy Of Music was also recently released. We’ll talk about those releases and Robbie’s early days in the clubs of Toronto.
WHO DO YOU LOVE by Ronnie Hawkins from A MUSICAL HISTORY
PEGGY SUE - Buddy Holly from BUDDY HOLLY
CALDONIA - Louis Jordan from THE BEST OF LOUIS JORDAN
I SHALL BE RELEASED by The Band from MUSIC FROM BIG PINK
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Release Date:September 30, 2011