Sunday, April 29, 2012

Levon Helm Band & Friends - 2010-06-06 - 6th Annual Mountain Jam, Hunter NY

Levon Helm Band & Friends
June 6, 2010
6th Annual Mountain Jam; Hunter Mtn. Ski Area, Hunter, NY

Final Night of Festival Jam, billed as Levon Helm's 70th Birthday Jubilee
Audience Recording, Good Quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps
Artwork included

In addition to all The Band posts, I also wanted to post some of Levon's solo shows, and particularly to feature Levon with his first solo project Band from the late '70's, the fine Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars. I was all set to post an excellent show from New Year's Eve in NY 1977, but while visiting Levon's website, I saw that Levon himself has already released this same show (and a more complete version than I have) on CD from his personal archives. I hadn't realized that this show was released commercially. So, obviously, I won't be posting that show after all. If you want to hear that show, by all means order the CD, issued by Levon Helm Studios. Instead, then, I will post a rollicking celebration and review of Levon's illustrious career in music, from much later in his life (2010). This all-star music jam, featuring the most recent version of the Levon Helm Band, along with numerous guest stars and artists, is the final night celebration from the 6th Annual Mountain Jam Music Festival, in Hunter NY. And this night, since it was close to Levon's Birthday, was celebrated as Levon's 70th Birthday Jubilee (complete with elaborate cake, pictured below). So, what we get here is a nearly 3 hour extended show that provides a pretty good complete encapsulation of music from all phases of Levon's career celebrated with his band and musical friends (and shows that he still had it at 70). At the time, it was a great celebration of his life and career, and now, after his death, it takes on even more meaning in this regard. In a concert with many similarities to The Last Waltz itself, this show provides a gloriously fine tribute to the man and his music, as well as a bittersweet realization of the great loss his death (less than 2 years after this show) means to all of us.
01 - The Shape I'm In
02 - Love Played A Game
03 - Fanny Mae
04 - Bourgeois Blues
05 - The Long Black Veil
06 - I Wanna Know
07 - Shakedown Street (with Donald Fagen)
08 - Up On Cripple Creek (With Sam Bush)
09 - Deep Elem Blues
10 - White Dove (with Alison Krauss)
11 - It's Goodbye And So Long To You
12 - Ophelia
13 - Sweet Virginia (with Steve Earle & Allison Moorer)/ Birthday cake presentation
14 - Same Thing (with Warren Haynes)
15 - Blind Willie McTell (with Warren Haynes)
16 - Across The Great Divide (with Ray Lamontagne)
17 - Tears Of Rage (with Ray Lamontagne)
18 - Tennessee Jed
19 - All On A Mardi Gras Day
20 - Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes (with Jackie Greene)
21 - The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (with Jackie Greene)
22 - The Unfaithful Servant (with Patterson Hood)
23 - I'll Take You There
24 - King Harvest (with Donald Fagen)
25 - Chest Fever
26 - Stage Banter
27 - The Weight

Levon Helm Band:
Levon Helm - drums, vocals
Amy Helm - vocals
Teresa Wright - vocals
Larry Campbell - guitar, vocals
Jim Weider - guitar
Byron Isaacs - bass
Brian Mitchell - keyboards

With featured guest artists: Donald Fagen, Sam Bush, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Warren Haynes, Ray LaMontagne, David Greene, Patterson Hood, and David Hood 

New Links! (Updated 12/16/13)
part1: Levon Helm Band & Friends - 2010-06-06 - Mountain Jam.part1
part2: Levon Helm Band & Friends - 2010-06-06 - Mountain Jam.part2
part3: Levon Helm Band & Friends - 2010-06-06 - Mountain Jam.part3


dwight schrutte said...

thanks for this - nice show

hafinnej said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been searching for this show since it happened. MJVI was my absolute first music festival & this show was the highlight of the whole thing. Epic.

I'm so happy!

Anonymous said...

I am getting a bad CRC count when I try to uncompress it, thank you for the post, i am getting the first 18 tracks but would like to get the last tracks, would you check the files please

trucha3 said...

Looking forward to giving this a listen, thanks again.