Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, World Music, Rock
The Bass player with The Band, this album was recorded and released in 1977 after their break-up, and features contributions from former colleagues as well as cameos from Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Doug Sahm, Tim Drummond ... more »
The Bass player with The Band, this album was recorded and released in 1977 after their break-up, and features contributions from former colleagues as well as cameos from Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Doug Sahm, Tim Drummond and Gerry Beckley.
Ian | Green Bay, Wisconsin | 02/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"as far as i know danko was the first to release a solo album. and i must say it sounds very much like a band album. it's also got quite a variety of well known names as guests.my point?none. it's a great record. the guitars are very robertson-esque but robbie only plays on one song (java blues). all members of the band appear. despite not seeing danko's name on any band song credits, i think just maybe he'd been practicing writing alone in a little bathroom. because there are some nice nice songs here. highlights...."New Mexicoe" (track 3). At first i thought this would be a same ol same ol "G C" progression. it took some interesting turns (with that minor diminished chord.) He feels a lot about "new mexicoe" (maybe a reference to his hometown, Simcoe?) . you gotta love clapton's solo"Sip The Wine" (track 5). i think this was his closest thing to a radio hit. you can see him slowly relaxing playing the tape of this for m.s. in the last waltz. maybe his most well written song.all in all.....if you can find this album get it. it seems extremely difficult. being oop in the u.s. i bought a record copy of it and took it to cd from that. but that's your choice."
Solid music from a solid musician
J. Remington | Adams, Oregon USA | 01/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The late Rick Danko was one of rock's finest musicians, not to mention one of it's finest bass players. The fact that this is availble on CD is a miracle worth taking full advantage of. Using a killer back up band (Doug Sahm, Garth Hudson, Levon, etc.), Danko produces a solo album that proves most listenable and laid back, if a little inconsistent and quirky. My favorite cut is the wonderfully erotic "Sip The Wine" a brilliant coutryfied ode to carnal wonders. Doug Sahm's twangy and echoing guitar on this particular cut really creates a sensual and unique midnight mood. The rest of the album is a fine listen worth seeking out. God bless you Rick and thank you for leaving behind such a rich legacy."
PC an RD fan
P. E. Culbertson | North Carolina | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rick's great voice and the CD's timing relative to the breakup of The Band makes this a treasure to own."