This lightly grooved, calliope-paced aside plays to Levon Helm’s many strengths.
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Nobody embodies hard-bitten, country-strong determination like Levon.
A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.
Here’s a greasy, funk-focused triumph that must have made Gamble and Huff turn green.
This song is Garth Hudson’s triumph, his musical testament, his masterpiece.
Robbie Robertson joins us to talk about an often-overlooked late-period classic.
“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.”
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.
Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.
Coming as it did during a fallow creative period for the Band, the covers-focused Moondog Matinee could be fairly seen as a placekeeper album — an aperitif before the next statement of purpose. But it wasn’t without its moments of creative and emotional spark