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Dirt Farmer – Levon Helm

October 30th, 2007

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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Rock

Released: Oct 30, 2007



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(23 Ratings)






Dirt Farmer – Levon Helm

Name Artist Time Price
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False Hearted Lover Blues Levon Helm 3:29 $0.99
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Poor Old Dirt Farmer Levon Helm 3:52 $0.99
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The Mountain Levon Helm 3:35 $0.99
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Little Birds Levon Helm 4:41 $0.99
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The Girl I Left Behind Levon Helm 3:36 $0.99
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Calvary Levon Helm 4:52 $0.99
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Anna Lee Levon Helm 3:42 $0.99
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Got Me a Woman Levon Helm 3:12 $0.99
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A Train Robbery Levon Helm 5:28 $0.99
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Single Girl, Married Girl Levon Helm 3:19 $0.99
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The Blind Child Levon Helm 3:26 $0.99
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Feelin' Good Levon Helm 3:31 $0.99
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Wide River to Cross Levon Helm 4:51 $0.99


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Our Review

After surviving throat cancer, Levon Helm’s raspy Arkansas drawl sounds noticeably weathered on 2007’s Dirt Farmer, his first solo album since 1982. But what’s more apparent is the top-shelf songs that comprise this GRAMMY®-winning album (it took Best Traditional Folk Album in February of 2008). Mostly acoustic, it opens with a gritty cover of the old traditional tune “False Hearted Lover Blues” where Helm’s dusty croon and inimitable tight-but-somehow-loose drumming style are instantly recognizable from his tenure with the Band. Helm gives the Tracy Schwarz-penned title-track some subtle Cajun flavoring with droning accordions and ramshackle junkyard percussion banging and clanging under crisp fiddle tones. With ample help from his daughter Amy and Bob Dylan’s sideman Larry Campbell, they turn Steve Earle’s “The Mountain” into a hillbilly hymn. Buddy and Julie Miller chime-in on a closing cover of their Americana lullaby “Wide River to Cross.”



Customer Reviews

An American Treasure (5 stars)

First of all, I can't believe that no one has written a review of this yet, unless Apple deleted them with the latest version of iTunes.

So where do we begin? When rock and roll was in its infancy, it was widely held to be a passing phase, and everyone from John Lennon to Mick Jagger famously said they figured their career would last a few years at best and then they'd have to grow up and get a real job. A decade later, Jagger was s

If you don't have it, you don't get it (5 stars)

I agree with Jerry. This one's an absolute gem. Levon is lord of the horde!


I agree with Michael Badeau… (5 stars)

and what he said about Jerry's review. Ramble on, Levon.


Biography

Born: May 26, 1940 in Marvell, AR
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The longtime drummer for the Band, Levon Helm wore many musical hats throughout his long career, including multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, impresario, studio owner, studio engineer, and producer. He grew up working on a farm in Arkansas; his first instrument was guitar, which he began playing at age eight, but after seeing the F.S. Walcott Rabbits Foot Minstrels, he decided to switch to drums. As a youth, Helm listened to the music of the area, including radio broadcasts of The Grand Ole…

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Top Songs By Levon Helm

Name Album Time Price
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The Weight Ramble At the Ryman 6:13 $0.99
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When I Go Away Electric Dirt 4:32 $0.99
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Ophelia Ramble At the Ryman 3:58 $0.99
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Wide River to Cross Dirt Farmer 4:51 $0.99
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Poor Old Dirt Farmer Dirt Farmer 3:52 $0.99
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Wide River to Cross Ramble At the Ryman 4:43 $0.99
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The Mountain Dirt Farmer 3:35 $0.99
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Evangeline Ramble At the Ryman 3:30 $0.99
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Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt 5:58 $0.99
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False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer 3:29 $0.99


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