SKF NOTE: This morning I noticed in Down Beat (March 23, 1978), Mikal Gilmore’s record review of Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars – Levon’s first solo album. I loved everything about this album when it was released in 1977. That’s not to say this is a perfect album, but I think I would have rated the album five stars for its spirit/concept, and an overall four stars for the music, against some five star song performances, like Blues So Bad.
“Without being stodgy or sermonic, it’s an album about the possibilities of the blues, its derivations and variations, and it’s an album about friendship,” writes Mr. Gilmore.
Levon’s drumming is a pleasure to hear throughout this album.