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Author Tooze, Sandra B.

Title Levon : from down in the Delta to the birth of The Band and beyond / Sandra B. Tooze.

Edition First Diversion Books edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Diversion Books, 2020.
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Description 377 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Summary 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. Levon traces a rebellious life on the road, from being booed with Bob Dylan to the creative cauldron of Big Pink, the Woodstock Festival, world tours, The Last Waltz, and beyond with the man Dylan called "one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources (325-351) and index.
Subject Helm, Levon.
Band (Musical group)
Country musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Folk musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Bluegrass musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Drummers (Musicians) -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Benefit performances.
Musicians -- Arkansas -- Biography.
Bluegrass music.
Country rock music.
Folk-rock music.
Rock music.
Arkansas -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9781635767049 (hardcover)
1635767040 (hardcover)
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