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Levon Helm, “False Hearted Lover Blues” from Dirt Farmer (2007): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “False Hearted Lover Blues” from Dirt Farmer (2007): Across the Great Divide

When Levon Helm decided to return to the Americana roots that had for so long nourished his career, he did it his way.

The Band, “Stuff You Gotta Watch” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Stuff You Gotta Watch” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

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, “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.

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): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s “Ain’t That a Lot of Love” felt like a one-off from a group ready to be anywhere else. And, in some ways, it was.

The Band, featuring Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson

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

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

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): Across the Great Divide

With “Don’t Do It,” the Band created something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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