Saturday, December 3, 2016

Robbie Robertson





























Artist:  Robbie Robertson
Birth Name:  Jaime Royal Robertson
Born:  July 5, 1943.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre:  Rock, Americana, Roots Rock
Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar, Vocals

Robbie Robertson is a Canadian Musician, Singer and Songwriter, best known for his work as Lead Guitarist and Songwriter for The Band, and his Solo career recording artist.  He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Band, also has been inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame both with The Band and on his own.  He is ranked 59th in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.  As a Songwriter, he is credited for writing "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow", "Somewhere Down The Crazy River", and many others.  He has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriter Hall Of Fame.














Title:  Testimony  (2016)
Genre:  Rock, Americana, Roots Rock
Label:  Capitol Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Testimony (Unity Mix)  (5:42)
 2.  Bessie Smith  (4:19)
 3.  Rainy Day Women #12 & 35  (3:39)
 4.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  (4:54)
 5.  He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart (2:38)
 6.  Somewhere Down The Crazy River  (4:57)
 7.  Life Is A Carnival  (4:06)
 8.  It Makes No Difference  (6:33)
 9.  The Weight  (5:19)
10. Out Of The Blue  (3:22)
11. I'm Gonna Play The Honky Tonks  (3:05)
12. Obviously Five Believers  (3:36)
13. Soap Box Preacher  (5:22)
14. Twilight (Song Sketch)  (3:23)
15. Come Love  (3:08)
16. When The Night Was Young  (5:06)
17. The Shape I'm In  (3:52)
18. Unbound  (4:38)

Tracks:  1, 6, 13, 16, 18 by Robbie Robertson

Tracks:  2, 4, 7-10, 14, 17 by The Band

Track:  3 by Bob Dylan & The Band

Tracks:  5, 11 by Levon & The Hawks  

Track:  12 by Bob Dylan

Track:  15 by Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks

Testimony is compilation album by Robbie Robertson, was released on November 11, 2016 by Capitol Records, including playing with The Hawks, The Band, Bob Dylan and his own solo work.

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