Dylan, Bob - Down In The Flood
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Today, it is hard to remember what a divide there was between folk, country and pop music in the early 60's. Many fans felt betrayed when Dylan went electric. They thought he had sold out.
The Band were there for those often traumatic days, which ultimately changed the music forever. The documentary uses rare footage and recordings, along with commetary from rock journalist Robert Christgau, producer John Simon, and musicians Garth Hudson, Mickey Jones, and Charlie McCoy to offer valuable insights into what was undoubtedly one of the most prolific collaborations in modern music history, which broke down the barriers between country, folk, blues and rock music.
The documentary begins by informing us that "in 1966, Dylan began his first electric world tour -- landmark moment that divided his audience. Backing him was a Canadian group called The Hawks, later renamed The Band." These words serve to introduce us to the history of The Band in Toronto, Canada, and we are told that popular Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks was kind of the main motor for the group. After Ronnie's separation from the group, it became Levon and The Hawks, named after drummer Levon Helm. With time, Levon quit the group when they went to work for Dylan, and they eventually became simply The Band. The film also includes material from the period in which The Band moved to Woodstock, after finishing their engagement with Dylan, and how they generated some interesting music during that time. Of course, we also watch footage from Dylan's performance with the group on the electric tour, in which they were booed by the people that didn't like Dylan's musical change of musical direction.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
More documentary than live music (bummer) but it's a good history lesson in the birth of folk rock and two iconic pairings. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim Goodman
Interesting story of Bob's beginnings, I enjoyed the journey back. Salute Bob Dylan absolutely deserves all that others praise him, A true one of a kind, and like Sinatra sang... Read morePublished 11 months ago by P. Smith
A great and entertaining documentary. Though a Dylan and The Band fan from the inception, this video provides frsh and entertaining perspective on their tremendous talent.Published 17 months ago by George W. Welsh
I purchased this as a gift for my fiancée and he loved it so much!Published 18 months ago by Candace Norred
This is a very informative DVD. If you are wondering how Dylan and the Band all came togrther, this is the DVD.Published 19 months ago by Gerald Baker