Levon : : From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond
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A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm––the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band. He sang the anthems of a generation: "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek," and "Life Is a Carnival." Levon Helm's story––told here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musicians––is the rollicking story of American popular music itself. In the Arkansas Delta, a young Levon witnessed "blues, country, and gospel hit in a head-on collision," as he put it. The result was rock 'n' roll. As a teenager, he joined the raucous Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, then helped merge a hard-driving electric sound with Bob Dylan's folk roots, and revolutionized American rock with the Band. Helm not only provided perfect "in the pocket" rhythm and unforgettable vocals, he was the Band's soul.
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New Yori : Diversion Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 377 p.
Band (Musical group)
Country musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Folk musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Bluegrass musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Drummers (Musicians) -- Arkansas -- Biography.