Levon Helm deat at 71 Great Musician
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:45 AM
I was a big fan of "The Band" and felt that he was the driving force in that group.
It is kinda funny how critically acclaimed they were by people inside the business, but never really got the big time....broad based recognition that some other artists of that time did.
Backing up Dylan on his first electric tour....and some of their work with Van Morrison
speak to the relationships they forged with the great musicians of that time.
Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm.
That was a very talented line up of musicians. Canadians all except Levon.
I will pop in my "Music from Big Pink" c.d. on my drive home and enjoy the ride.
(Showing my age now).
Another great one leaves us....but the music lives on.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
I also enjoyed him on The Dollmaker, a movie, with Jane Fonda. He was a good actor as well
"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots"
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:01 PM
I had forgotten about The Right Stuff part.
I always loved listening to the vocal harmonies The Band used on their songs.
They all came in at different times, and just seemed to blend some very average voices together
to create a very soulful sound. Wish I could have caught A Midnight Ramble myself.
Think I will pop in The Last Waltz tonight and revisit that great work.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:17 PM