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Levon Helm

DIRT FARMER Vinyl Record

$21.98
Levon Helm DIRT FARMER Vinyl Record

Levon Helm

DIRT FARMER Vinyl Record

$21.98

Product Details

During the Band's original run (from 1968 to 1976), Robbie Robertson may have been the group's strongest songwriter and the idea man behind most of their best work, but Levon Helm was truly the group's heart and soul with his tough, sinewy Arkansas vocals and his indomitable, loosely tight drumming. Robertson' solo work since leaving the Band has been the product of a man whose lofty ambitions outstrip his ability to make them interesting, offering plenty of good-time boogie but none of the gravity one might hope for from the man who made "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" come to such compelling life years ago. His interpretations of traditional rural folk songs like "Poor Old Dirt Farmer," "Little Birds," and "False Hearted Lover Blues" sound thoroughly authentic but with a bracing sense of force and commitment in Helm's vocals, and if Steve Earle's "The Mountain" and Buddy & Julie Miller's "Wide River to Cross" aren't venerable classics, they sound like they should be once Levon's done with them. Though Helm adds a touch of boogie to "Got Me a Woman" and a jumped-up interpretation of the Carter Family's "Single Girl, Married Girl," in this context they add some welcome spice to the stew, and Helm's drumming remains superb. Dirt Farmer is a hard-edged but compassionate and full-hearted set of roots music from a master of the form, and it's a welcome, inspiring return to form for Levon Helm after a long stretch of professional and personal setbacks.

Track List
  1. False Hearted Lover Blues
  2. Poor Old Dirt Farmer
  3. Mountain
  4. Little Birds
  5. Girl I Left Behind
  6. Calvary
  7. Anna Lee
  8. Got Me a Woman
  9. Train Robbery
  10. Single Girl, Married Girl
  11. Blind Child
  12. Feelin' Good
  13. Wide River to Cross


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Levon Helm DIRT FARMER Vinyl Record

Levon Helm

DIRT FARMER Vinyl Record

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