The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

12 12 2008

A great clip of a pretty much perfect song from a superb film, The Last Waltz.  Written by a Canadian (Robbie Robertson), but given voice by a son of the south (Levon Helm), this song by The Band nails it – however you want to defne it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM

Go here for a great discussion of the song by musicians and historians.

Saw the clip on Publius.  Check out his post.








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