Levon Helm

larryz

Platinum Member
Sad to hear. What drummer in the musical world today can one even begin to compare to Levon? Impossible. Unique, creative and one of a kind.
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
As long as we still listen to his body of work.....he'll always be alive.RIP Levon,you inspired all those who actually listened.

Steve B
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
As long as we still listen to his body of work.....he'll always be alive.RIP Levon,you inspired all those who actually listened.

Steve B
For sure mate. Just finished watching The Last Waltz, in tribute.

Always sad, but we've all got that one comin'. But I sure am thankful he lived.
 

paistemage

Senior Member
This might seem odd.

I know him, but never REALLY listened.

So I should pick "dirt Farmer," "the basement tapes," and what else?

I tend to learn about things AFTER the fact, such as here.

Any suggestions? I should point out I ma pretty familiar with the Band stuff, but that is about it. I always wondered what else to lsiten to.

I did feel he seemed so natural behind the drums, and had good tone.
 
Just ran across this article and thought some folks on here might also have missed it and would appreciate:


Writing about music is a notoriously difficult task, but writing about drummers presents its own set of challenges. For starters, melody and harmony are off the table, and the physical entity of the drum kit is so daunting that it discourages description out of hand. I can rave about how exquisitely Al Jackson, Jr. lays back on two and four, wonder aloud how Charlie Watts can groove so hard when he doesn't actually keep time all that well, but what I'm really talking about is something vague and imprecise, something deeply metaphorical like feel. The best drummers have a mysticism that clings to them; when Yeats famously asked "How can we know the dancer from the dance?" this might have been what he was getting at. Yeats, it should be said, never heard Levon Helm.
 
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