Post Tagged with: "Levon Helm"

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.

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

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

Robbie Robertson joins us to talk about an often-overlooked late-period classic.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993)

“It was powerful, a little bit more rock ‘n’ roll version,” guitarist Jim Weider says of the 1990s-era Band, “and it fit the times.”

Something Else! sneak peek: The Levon Helm Band, “The Same Thing” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Levon Helm Band, “The Same Thing” (2014)

And there he is: Levon Helm swinging again, in all of his groaning, yelping, easy-going, era-defying, down-home glory — singing with a salacious wit, and an oaken wisdom … about a woman wearing a too-tight dress.

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

‘He left a heritage’: Garth Hudson, Amy Helm, Steve Berlin and Jimmy Vivino on Levon Helm

Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.