Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Levon Helm

Just a short post today.
It is reported that Levon Helm is in the final stages of his battle with cancer and is not expected to live much longer. To say Levon his a huge influence on many musicians would be a vast understatement.

As Paul Delong put it very earthily on Facebook regarding Mr. Helm
...." Fuck gospel chops, this is the real shit. Nobody can teach this. One soulful motherfucker.......I'm already sad at the prospect of his not being with us anymore....."

Well put Paul.
I thought I'd post this from his 1981 performance on SCTV. A great example of his soulful singing and playing.

Thank you Levon. They'll never be another like you!

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