“We just had ourselves a little Journey moment…”!‏ By Tom Kipp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObJbi4mK35k

I’ve been outta the loop re: many of my favorite magazines for a spell, especially those I normally buy at the newsstand.

So I missed several iterations of Greil Marcus’ “Real Life Rock Top Ten” (A MONTHLY COLUMN OF EVERYDAY CULTURE AND FOUND OBJECTS) in THE BELIEVER, which ranks 10 . . . → Read More: “We just had ourselves a little Journey moment…”!‏ By Tom Kipp

The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, By John Siscoe and Pat Thomas

When stars start to dim, producers tend to flail about, and strange music can result. By 1975, as Muddy’s sales figures were in decline, he became the first customer for Levon Helms’ Woodstock studio. Backed up by members of his own band, together with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Paul Butterfield, and some accomplished . . . → Read More: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, By John Siscoe and Pat Thomas

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – The Best Of Everything, By Ron Swanson

Just found this – always been one of my favorite Tom Petty songs and this is a cool dedication to Levon Helm. The other member of the Band that he mentions is Richard Manuel who sang back up on the original recording back in 1986. It might be the last recording Manuel ever made…

. . . → Read More: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – The Best Of Everything, By Ron Swanson

The Band – Levon Helm – Up On Cripple Creek – Live From Sammy Davis Jr’s Pool House, By Tom Fredrickson

A fitting tribute, straight from Sammy Davis Jr’s pool house 43 years ago. Funny, even color movies of the Band at this time look sepia toned. You could prove me wrong pretty easily, but it sure seems like Levon sang fewer songs after the first two Band albums; that might explain why the later . . . → Read More: The Band – Levon Helm – Up On Cripple Creek – Live From Sammy Davis Jr’s Pool House, By Tom Fredrickson

Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm – May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012 – An Exemplary Musical Life, By Tom Kipp

[4/19/2012 - On his website, the family of Levon Helm has announced, "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul."]

A proud native of Arkansas, Levon Helm put . . . → Read More: Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm – May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012 – An Exemplary Musical Life, By Tom Kipp

Levon Helm’s Last Waltz, By Peter Dysart

[Update 4/19/2012 - On his website, the family of Levon Helm has announced, "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul." The material below was posted earlier in the week, prior . . . → Read More: Levon Helm’s Last Waltz, By Peter Dysart

Musicians Across the World Pay Tribute to Levon Helm – Robbie Robertson Visits One Last Time and Praises Helm

[Update 4/19/2012 - On his website, the family of Levon Helm has announced, "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul." The material below was posted earlier in the week, prior . . . → Read More: Musicians Across the World Pay Tribute to Levon Helm – Robbie Robertson Visits One Last Time and Praises Helm

Levon Helm – King Fish – Take Me to the River – A True Innovator Who Will be Missed, By Davin Michael Stedman

[Update 4/19/2012 - On his website, the family of Levon Helm has announced, "Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul." The material below was posted earlier in the week, prior . . . → Read More: Levon Helm – King Fish – Take Me to the River – A True Innovator Who Will be Missed, By Davin Michael Stedman

It Goes to The Weight, and not the Admissibility, of The Band – The Weight is Americana Rock’s Favorite Cover

“The Weight” off the Band‘s 1968 album, Music From Big Pink has become the favored cover tune for every flavor and sector of Americana rock. Something in the loping, star-spangled bounce of the tune gives voice, meter and harmony to subtle, reassuring myths of rural America and has found appeal, not just in . . . → Read More: It Goes to The Weight, and not the Admissibility, of The Band – The Weight is Americana Rock’s Favorite Cover