Levon Helm - Electric Dirt
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | blues | Dirt Farmer | Electric Dirt | gospel | Grammy | Levon Helm | Reviews | soul | The Band

Levon Helm - Electric DirtHis voice is best remembered on classic Band hits like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” After a miraculous recovery from throat cancer, Levon won a Grammy for his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, an acoustic folk collection. This often urgent, electric followup runs as wide and deep as the Mississippi, adding gospel, blues and soul on the Staple Singers’ “Move Along Train,” the Grateful Dead’s “Tennessee Jed” and Randy Newman’s “Kingfish,” which recall the Band at its finest.

July 2009

 


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