Levon Helm passed away Thursday, but his music lives on. The drummer and singer for the legendary band that needed no further moniker — The Band — brought a Southern twang and roots style to rock music that has influenced so many, from other major recording acts to legions of kids playing the drums in their parents’ basements.
In honor of the late master, we’ve put together an admittedly far-from-complete playlist of some of our Levon Helm favorites (and a few that he just lent his spirit to). Songs like “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek” are classic The Band tunes, but we’ve also included some deep dives, like “Ain’t No More Cane” from The Basement Tapes with Bob Dylan and a few later tracks from Helm’s solo work, like “A Train Robbery” off his 2007 Dirt Farmer album. Check out the list below and suggest songs to add in the comments!
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