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St.Regis 04-20-2012 11:02 AM

Levon Helm
 
Levon Helm passed away yesterday at age 71. I bet more than a few on here have sat around a campfire singing songs from The Band. He will be missed by many.

http://bostonherald.com/entertainmen...and_dies_at_71

ADKHUNTER 04-20-2012 12:05 PM

You got that right! :(

Ed

redhawk 04-20-2012 05:08 PM

Take the Load of Fanny

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANND

You put the load right on me.

haystacks13 04-20-2012 08:03 PM

My Fav is ... "Atlantic City".... I went and saw him in Woodstock NY at a Ramble in 2007 or 08....What a night.... The Band was one of the groups that CHANGED music forever... RIP...Levon

OH.... Best Scene EVER....."Shooter".... Levon at his FINEST...watchit

snav3 04-20-2012 08:23 PM

RIP Levon
 
I bet there's a lot of people walking around today with that great music in there heads, I am for sure.

Quote:

Originally Posted by redhawk (Post 184864)
Take the Load of Fanny

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANND

You put the load right on me.

BTW, I always thought it was "Take a load off Fanny", but is it "Take a load off Annie"?

redhawk 04-20-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snav3 (Post 184876)
I bet there's a lot of people walking around today with that great music in there heads, I am for sure.



BTW, I always thought it was "Take a load off Fanny", but is it "Take a load off Annie"?

The Bands version (with levon Helm leading the vocals was "Take the Load Off Fannie". That's also the version that was in "Easy rider". However as originally written by band member Robbie Robertson, the original chorus lyric was "Take the load off Anny".

vtflyfish 04-22-2012 07:17 PM

Some of you guys of my generation (or older) must remember just how radical The Band was when they first appeared on the scene. Music From Big Pink was unlike anything we'd ever heard. I was lucky enough to see Levon a number of times. He'll certainly play on in another place and time. Long may he be remembered!

thebluesman5748 04-23-2012 06:17 PM

Levon Helm - Only Halfway Home
 
How about a little dirt farmer music pilgrims...

Levon is "Only Halfway Home"...... Blow your horn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5Jl3zxabo

Thebluesman

WBB 04-23-2012 07:44 PM

Nice article about Levon Helm. It would have been something to attend one of these "Midnight Ramble" shows at his house.

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture...and-redemption

"...All he was doing was biding his time,” says Anna Lee Amsden, Helm’s lifelong friend and the “Anna Lee” in the lyrics of “The Weight,” the group’s classic song."

Take a load off, Annie
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Annie
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me
(You put the load right on me)

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke and Luke's waitin' on the Judgment Day
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won'tcha stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

I heard The Band in the early 80's during their second reunion tour at Plattsburgh State in Hawkins Hall (kind of ironic). I say heard because we were poor college student and had no money so we snuck in and sat above the stage in a small alcove that use to hold speakers. We could lookout through the lattice and see the crowd and the front of the stage. Great place to "see" a show the music sort of rose up to meet us.

Here is one of the best covers of a great song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXf-SuBbJa0

Gray Ghost 07-29-2012 10:04 PM

Martin Sexton did a cool tribute. Check it out at www.martinsexton.com


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