Friday, April 19, 2013
last year we lost Levon
This was a particularly tough loss for us, and there were quite a few tears shed on my part when we spent the morning playing the songs that made us fall in love with this beautiful man. Levon Helm just had one of those smiles that could melt the hardest of hearts, and it was always right there waiting to break. We here at Shuffle Function headquarters believe that Keith Moon is hands down the best drummer ever, but Levon Helm is to me the best singing drummer ever!
This clip always gets me - welcome to Shivertown folks!
Here is a link to the video tribute to Levon Helm at the 2013 Grammy's with a who's who line-up, most notably Mavis Staples! I couldn't find the full performance on you tube, so follow this link to watch it.
Here is another great clip of Levon Helm on Elvis Costello's show Spectacle.