Footage of The Band performing during their early '70s heyday is extremely rare, so we
were very excited to come across a clip of the Hall Of Fame rockers tearing into Little
Richard's "Slippin' And Slidin'" at Paris venue L'Olympia on May 25, 1971. The clip was
just uploaded to YouTube yesterday and is one of only three videos of The Band from 1971
on the site.
Sadly, we only get to see three minutes of the cover, but we're hopeful there's more where
this came from. According to the description, "Slippin' And Slidin'" was originally
broadcast on French TV: Pop deux émission du 12 juin 1971. Apparently eight tracks from
this same show (including "Slippin' And Slidin'") were broadcast on French AM radio and a
poor recording circulates among fans.
Watch The Band perform "Slippin' And Slidin'" at L'Olympia in Paris:
Recently we reported on a new reissue of The Band's famed Rock
Of Ages concerts and since that time a tracklisting has surfaced. Unfortunately, the
DVD included in the box set includes surround sound versions of the Academy Of Music
concerts and only two video clips - "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and "The W.S. Walcott
Medicine Show." Guess our thoughts of a full video release of The Band's legendary New
Year's Eve '71-'72 show will stay in our dreams.
[via Bob Dylan & The
[Published on: 7/30/13]