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    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

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    You got that right!

    Ed

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    • #3
      Take the Load of Fanny

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANND

      You put the load right on me.
      "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." Lyndon B. Johnson

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      • #4
        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

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        • #5
          RIP Levon

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

          Originally posted by redhawk View Post
          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"?
          ~~Leave no trace~~

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          • #6
            Originally posted by snav3 View Post
            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".
            "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." Lyndon B. Johnson

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            • #7
              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!
              Oscar Wilde:Work is the curse of the drinking class

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              • #8
                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

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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    Martin Sexton did a cool tribute. Check it out at www.martinsexton.com
                    http://www.adkwildernessguide.com

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