Legends of Canada..What are your favorite tracks by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band?

In response to a question yesterday, I posted a video of a live performance of "Helpless", featuring Neil Young, Robbie Robertson and Rick Danko of 'The Band' along with Joni Mitchell on back-up vocals, (Canada's Fab Four) which is the inspiration for this question. What are your faves by these legends? (Limit it to 10 at the max.,like to get as many different responses as possible.) Of course, you may include your favorites by Crazy Horse, CSNY or solo works by members of 'The Band'.


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BQ: Who are your three favorite Canadian R&P artists?


@crusaderz..thx. for mentioning Heart, we like to claim the Wilson sisters as Canadian as we put them on the map, but Americans they are.

Update 2:

@RD.. Leonard Cohen :)

13 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Hey Harvey. These 3 are probably my favorite artists from Canada. Hard to even name a few faves (imo) by these greats....


    Cortez the Killer


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    This Notes For You


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    The Long Black Veil (w/Johnny Cash) nice!


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    The Band:



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    Don't Do It


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    BQ: Rush, Burton Cummings, Jeff Healey, Diana Krall, Ronnie Hawkins

  • Red
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Neil Young:

    Ambulance Blues

    Needle And The Damage Done

    Natural Beauty

    Cortez The Killer

    World On A String

    Joni Mitchell:


    The Band:

    The Weight

    This Wheel's On Fire

    BQ: Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire

  • 9 years ago

    Joni Mitchell: Free Man In Paris

    The Band: The Weight

    Neil Young: Heart Of Gold

    The Stills Young Band: Long May You Run

    Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Cinnamon Girl

    CSN&Y: Ohio

    Buffalo Springfield: For What It's Worth

    BA: Would you settle for 4 favorite? Sorry, I can't bring myself to leave 1 of these out.

    Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The Guess Who & Bachman Turner Overdrive.

  • Lana H
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Not really into Young or Mitchell, so with them I'm neutral

    The Band

    Helm lead: Up On Cripple Creek

    The Night They Drove old Dixie Down

    When I Paint My Masterpiece


    Manuel lead: I Shall Be Released

    The Shape I'm In

    Danko lead: Time To Kill

    Stage Fright

    The Saga of Pepote Rouge

    All: Evangeline

    My absolute favorite though is It Makes No Difference

    BQ: The Band

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Neil Young - LIke A Hurricane

    Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi

    The Band - The Weight




    Alanis Morrisette

  • Just one for each?

    My, that will be quite a challenge.

    Neil Young - 'Ambulance Blues', maybe. Or his cover of 'Oh, Lonesome Me', or perhaps 'Southern Man'. Or maybe even 'After the Gold Rush', or 'Tonight's the Night', or 'Cowgirl in the Sand', or 'When You Dance I Can Really Love'....

    Joni Mitchell - 'A Case of You', probably, but I've heard that song so many times...so today I'll have to go with 'Help Me'. Truly the woman so many singer/songwriters of the '70s and onwards tried to be....

    The Band - 'The Weight', or maybe 'Chest Fever', or 'Tears of Rage', or...you know, really anything from their debut would work here.

    BA: Joni, Neil, and...Leonard.

  • Neil Young - Philadelphia

    Country girl...

    Joni - Night in the City

    Circle Game

    The Band - Lonesome Suzy

    the night they brought old dixie down

    The weight

    Whispering pines

    so many really..


    1. Kate and Anna McGarrigle / Rufus / Martha - the whole family...


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    2. Leo Cohen

    3. Neil Young

    I'm sure I must be forgetting some ..

  • Peepaw
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    "Cinnamon Girl" - Neil Young

    "Help Me" - Joni Mitchell

    "The Weight" - The Band

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I only listen to Neil Young out of those 3, but my favourites by him are either After The Goldrush, Beautiful Bluebird or Heart Of Gold. :)

  • Saboo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Neil Young...'Heart of Gold'

    Joni Mitchell...'Big Yellow Taxi'

    The Band...'The Weight'

    BQ: Arcade Fire, Neil Young and Alanis Morissette would be my top 3.

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