This old Chuck Willis tune, forgotten in the wake of his early death, gave the Band a chance to let loose — and let loose they most certainly did.
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A journeyman country tune makes the case all over again for Levon Helm’s tender, heart-openingly emotional side.
Neither seemed all that interested in ‘The Last Waltz.’ But their performances are the heart and soul of the film.
When Levon Helm decided to return to the Americana roots that had for so long nourished his career, he did it his way.
Levon Helm led the Band through a fun-filled take on this Muddy Waters tune, then returned to it once more for another intriguing pass.
The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.
“The River Hymn” tries to answer questions raised on the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ offering one of Levon Helm’s prettiest vocals along the way.
Slow to get started, this R&B romp finishes on a high note.
Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.
They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.