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Show 503 - Robbie Robertson (Part 1)

Show 503 - Robbie Robertson (Part 1)

Air Date:

Monday, 21 November 2011

Hey baby Little Steven here.

We have a very special Underground Garage this week.

I will be speaking with Robbie Robertson.

One of the most important cats in the history of Rock n’ Roll.

For those of you who are a bit older, of course know of his work with The Band, but there is probably a whole lot you don’t know, and we covered the waterfront.

Join us for one of my favorite conversations ever with the seminal Garage Rock guitar player, and amazing songwriter, Robbie Robertson.

I’ll see you this weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Musical Beds:
    A. Theme From The Last Waltz (The Band)
    B. Go To The Mardi Gras (Professor Longhair)
    C. Mardi Gras In New Orleans (Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
    Life Is A Carnival (The Band)
    Rag Mama Rag (The Band)
    Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine (Tom Morello)
    Fear Of Falling (Robbie Robertson w/ Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood)
    Musical Bed: Because They’re Young (Duane Eddy)

    Set 2
    Musical Beds:
    A. The Orchard (Thomas Newman)
    B. Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley)
    Who Do You Love (Ronnie Hawkins w/The Band)
    Temple Beautiful (Chuck Prophet)
    Straight Down The Line (Robbie Robertson)
    Musical Bed: Raw Hide (Link Wray)

    Set 3
    Musical Beds:
    A. The Vanishing Breed (Robbie Robertson)
    B. Number One (Bob Dylan)
    Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Bob Dylan w/The Hawks)
    Hell’s Half Acre (Robbie Robertson)
    Caravan (Van Morrison w/The Band)
    Musical Bed: Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Coyote Dance (Robbie Robertson)
    He Don’t Live Here No More (Robbie Robertson w/Clapton)
    Chest Fever (The Band)
    Bolloxology (Sir Reg)
    Musical Bed: Bombasteroid (Four Piece Suit)

    Set 5
    Musical Beds:
    A. Madame X (Robbie Robertson)
    B. Life Is A Carnival (2B3)
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan w/The Band)
    Zero (Christian McNeill & the Sea Monsters)
    Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
    Musical Bed: Don’t Need No Horse ( Little Walter)

Comments (13)

  • Ron Lynch

    This interview with Robbie is very good. He has excellent stories and detailed memories of them. The new one He Don’t Live Here No More, is a solid song. One great Canadian born Rocker. The Band's songs are liked by many and never seem to lose their holding power.
    Thanks Stevie

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Another 5 star show,Little Stevie. Thank U very much! Very cool stories about Bo Diddley and Bob Dylan. Chest Fever, the Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, and Baby Let Me Follow You Down by Dylan and the Band were highlights. Just 2 things tho. Missed the rock n' roll dance party on my Sat. Night due to fewer tunes. Also, what about Thanksgiving, which is the coolest holiday of them all!! Missed Mashed Potato Time by Dee Dee Sharp; Glad All Over by DC5; And Your Bird Can Sing by The Beatles: and the great Funny Freak Parade by Bosstown's Ultimate Spinach!! All were highlights from Thanksgiving 2010!! Oh Well! Still a very very cool show!! EEYAHHH!!! SMRZ!!!

  • Frankiefane

    Great show & fabulous interview with Robbie. I especially liked the Bo Diddley /hotel story. The first concert that I ever attended was Bob Dylan at Cleveland Music Hall on November 12, 1965.I was 14 years old! The first half was acoustic & the second half electric. It's still today the best concert I have ever been to & it changed my life!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Yeah, Little Steve, I should have focused more on the excellent interview by Robbie and all of the cool anecdotes! It's just that my Sat. night Rock n' Roll Dance party guests were screaming at me for more music to dance to and a few of them were bringing up Levon Helm's excellent book This Wheel's On Fire and Helm's comments about Robbie so I had to get heavy and put one of them through the wall which left a hole that I am still trying to fix but it really was an excellent, revealing, and insightful show. After all, Robbie was the one who wrote most of the songs and kept The Band together during some very trying times with both Rick Danko and Richard Manuel!! The stories about playing with Dylan and the subsequent tour were priceless!! EEYAHHH!!! SMRZ!!!

  • Cathleen

    Sweet, enjoyed the whole show.

  • gregory harris

    got to love robbie he's done so much for r&r and for our peace of minds!what a true talent!one of a kind!

  • michael j farrelly

    Celtic punk on consecutive weeks.

    All hail Sir Reg and Little Steven.

  • 99mvp

    Those live mono tapes of Dylan and The Band that Robbie mentioned, I wish Steve would ask Rob if anyone knows where they are. It'd be neat to hear those!

  • jcjohnson63

    the show crashes at least once. which sucks. but anyways....

    great show! really enjoyed it. you MUST read levon helm's book this wheels on fire. some contradictions with the way robbie recalls things and how they happened.maybe between the two is the truth! but i believe it when levon says all the members contributed to the music. actually, a very common thing among rock bands. divide aND conquer.it started with elvis and still goes on today.

  • Zavijava

    your new player sucks ass Steven ,i can't listen to the interview . . . geeezAnd Its Great!!!!

  • waaw9

    A huge thank you for the Robbie talks; it is always so great to hear where the 'magic' comes from; and I'd give Bo Diddley my girlfriend too! Bitter Fruit.

  • jim forsyth

    I swear by the blood below my feet, you can't raise the bar anymore than what you've done here!

    God bless the Underground Garage--my own, private Zuccotti Park

  • TheLion

    Amazing show. Glad we could listen in on the conversation with Robbie.

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