Sunday, April 22, 2012

Everyone else is doing it

So why shouldn’t I? Posting clips of the late great Levon Helm, that is. Here, to show why he was so revered, is him performing the Band’s “Ophelia” in the PBS show Levon Helm: Ramble At The Ryman which screened in August 2009. He would have been 68 or so. Astonishing – and what a great horn section.

As ever, Mick Hartley got there first and provides some good links as well as a magic clip of the Band in 1969 or so rehearsing “Up on Cripple Creek”. The vocal blend of Helm, pianist Richard Manuel and bassist Rick Danko is, well, magic.

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