Best Performances from The Last Waltz Concert of The Band & Friends

The Band held a "farewell concert"'on November 25, 1976 after years of touring and recording. They were joined by several prominent artists, most of whom they'd worked with during their career. The concert was released as an album I. 1978 as well as a documentary film by Martin Scorcese. While intended as The Band's final performance, which I believe it was with all 5 members as I don't think Robbie Robertson ever appeared with them again, the other 4 members did reunite at subsequent points and venues until Richard Manuel's suicide, and then continued at times with additional musicians in various combinations. Still, this magnificent presentation with such key and solid contributions from others tanks this among the best live "rock or popular"' joint music concerts of all-time. Ranking is entirely subjective with xonsideration for lead artist performance and in conjunction with the featured group. Really says something when the top ten has to omit Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond leads and other great songs.

The Top TenXW

1Caravan - Van Morrison and The Band
2Helpless - Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band
3I Shall Be Released - Dylan, Richard Manuel lead vocal, The Band and friends

Among the backup- Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr John, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood - Billyv

4Mystery Train - Paul Butterfield, Levon Helm, The Band
5Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
6Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton. The Band
7Who Do You Love - Ronnie Hawkins, The Band
8The Weight - The Band, The Staples (Mavis & Roebuck featured vocals)
9Coyote - Joni Mitchell, The Band, Dr John
10It Makes No Difference - The Band

The Contenders

11Baby Let Me Follow You Down/I Don't Believe You/Forever Young - Dylan, The Band
12Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters, The Band
13Stagefright - The Band
14Such A Night - Dr John, The Band
15Dry Your Eyes - Neil Diamond, The Band
16Down South in New Orleans - Bobby Charles, The Band
17The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
18Evangeline - Emmy Lou Harris, The Band
19Out of the Blue - The Band
20Don't Do it - The Band
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1. Caravan - Van Morrison and The Band
2. Helpless - Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band
3. I Shall Be Released - Dylan, Richard Manuel lead vocal, The Band and friends



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