Music Minute: John Simon (The Band)

SImon (8/11) produced and played horns on The Band’s first two albums. He helped craft the rootsy sound that made them stand out from the heavy rock of the day. On Unfaithful Servant, John (horn) and Garth Hudson (soprono sax) on the final chorous. In the clip below,. In the second clip, John and Garth re-create that ride out after Rick Dank sings the song and explains how he got the lead vocal on the first take. For more on The Band, see the DVD Once were Brothers.

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