Song of the Day

Today’s song of the day is one of my favorite songs by The Band – Unfaithful Servant.  From 1969’s classic album, the Band, it is a sad ballad sung by Rick Danko, featuring a great guitar solo from its songwriter Robbie Robertson, and a nice horn chart.  The album generally featured songs about the South, circa the Civil War, as is this one, which tells a tale of an affair between the Unfaithful Servant and his mistress.  The Band was a great, if too short lived group, that featured three separate lead vocalists.  Nowhere are they better represented then on this album, which contains any number of great songs.  The version here is the studio version – they also released an excellent live version of this song on Rock of Ages.

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