An interesting confluence of birthdays today: Robbie Robertson and the RZA. You could say that both have spent considerable time as musical masterminds presiding over groups of formidable talents; would that make the Wu-Tang Clan the Band of hip-hop? I guess it would.
Since I just downloaded a groovy new table-making plug-in for WordPress, let’s look at them in table form, shall we?
|Robbie Robertson||The RZA|
|Birth Name||Jaime Robert Klegerman||Robert Fitzgerald Diggs|
|DOB||July 5, 1943||July 5, 1969|
|Personal Factoid||Mother was Mohawk, father was Jewish||Named after Bobby and John Kennedy|
|Professional Factoid||Produced Neil Diamond's "Beautiful Noise"||Appears on Shaquille O'Neal's
"Shaq-Fu: Da Return"
|Musical Groups||The Band, Levon & the Hawks, Little Caesar & The Consuls, Robbie Robertson and the Rhythm Chords, Robbie & The Robots, Thumper & the Trambones||Wu-Tang Clan, Gravediggaz, All in Together Now|
|Eccentric Musical Associate||Garth Hudson, Bob Dylan||Ol' Dirty Bastard|
|Best-Known Compositions||The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek||Bring the Ruckus, Protect Ya Neck, C.R.E.A.M.|
|Movie Appearances||Carny, The Crossing Guard||Ghost Dog, Funny People, American Gangster|