great vocalists – Levon Helm

Though I don’t spend much time listening to music any longer, Levon Helm and The Band still often comes to mind.

Click PLAY or watch him on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

These guys were genius in that era.

Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don’t have to speak she defends me
A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Rolling Stone once named him one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Influenced Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt

There is something about Levon Helm’s voice that is contained in all of our voices. It is ageless, timeless and has no race. He can sing with such depth and emotion, but he can also convey a good-old fun-time growl.

Levon died age-72 in 2013.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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