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Tune du Jour: “Acadian Driftwood” – The Band
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards vs. Lisa Haley vs. The Roches
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A beautiful ballad by Dylan’s buddies and chosen band. The Band is too often overlooked for its brilliance, influence and sheer raw talent.

Allmusic:

For roughly half a decade, from 1968 through 1975,The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Their albums were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as any records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan.

Wikipedia:

Acadian Driftwood is a portrayal of the troubled history of Nova Scotia and Acadia. Specifically, it is about the expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian War between the French and the English over what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and most of Maine.

Allmusic critic Rob Bowman described Acadian Driftwood as “a slightly more complex and ambitious (and successful) down-north analog to The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune confirmed the relationship with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, noting that it had much of “the tone and historical sensitivity” as the earlier song. The Herald-Tribune further noted that the song deals with the theme in a way that not only highlights the plight of the Acadians but also relates it to continuing oppression in the world.

The Original

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The Band:

“Bring Out Some of the Canadians” (ie, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell) – The Last Waltz

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards vs. Lisa Haley vs. The Roches

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Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edwards:

Lisa Haley:

The Roches:

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

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