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The Band, “You See Me” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “You See Me” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.

The Band, “The River Hymn” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The River Hymn” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

“The River Hymn” tries to answer questions raised on the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ offering one of Levon Helm’s prettiest vocals along the way.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ain’t That a Lot of Love” from Islands (1977)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ain’t That a Lot of Love” from Islands (1977)

Slow to get started, this R&B romp finishes on a high note.

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Don’t Do It” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013)

They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Livin’ in a Dream” from Islands (1977)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Livin’ in a Dream” from Islands (1977)

This lightly grooved, calliope-paced aside plays to Levon Helm’s many strengths.

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Nobody embodies hard-bitten, country-strong determination like Levon.

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ring Your Bell” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ring Your Bell” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Here’s a greasy, funk-focused triumph that must have made Gamble and Huff turn green.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ophelia” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.