Tag Archives: Levon Helm

Henry Glover: Remembering Levon Helm

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 22-minute recorded interview I did around 1982 with American songwriter, arranger, record producer Henry Glover. I was, according to what I told Mr. Glover at the start of this interview, just four … Continue reading

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A Shared Moment Can Last a Lifetime

SKF NOTE: I write a weekly column for the Piscataquis Observer newspaper, usually on ideas, policies, to make rural Maine a more viable place to live and work. My July 14th column, however, was about Joe Morello. ===== A Shared Moment … Continue reading

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Levon Helm: The Possibilities of the Blues (1977)

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. … Continue reading

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Drummer Mickey Jones with Dylan ’66: Restoring a Legacy

SKF NOTE: If I were a rich man, I would certainly own and listen to the new 36-CD Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings boxed set. Bob Dylan going electric. Bob Dylan and The Band’s early collaboration — except Levon Helm. … Continue reading

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Levon’s Drums: Sliding to a Different Tonality

Robbie Robertson: I wrote The Weight in late 1967 in a house I was renting in Woodstock, N.Y. The Band…had already written enough songs for Music From Big Pink. But I wanted one more as a fallback, just in case. Our … Continue reading

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In Search of Levon’s Ludwigs

SKF NOTE: I liked everything about The Band from the moment I first heard The Weight on some student’s record player in my high school cafeteria. The gist of The Band’s bio was, these were accomplished musicians in upstate New … Continue reading

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Regrets? I’ve Had a Few #2 Levon Helm

I first heard Levon Helm singing and drumming in 1968. I was a sophomore in my high school cafeteria. A student with a record player was playing The Weight from The Band’s first album, Music from Big Pink. The song … Continue reading

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