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Monday, July 23, 2012

Levon Helm

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm, *26-05-1940 Elaine, AR, +19-04-2012
by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, with help of http://theband.hiof.no
SESSIONS
also member of Hawks, Band
early 1977 Shangri-La, ?/RCO studio, Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm and The R.C.O. All Stars (Levon Helm [vcl], Steve Cropper [gt], Dr. John [gt/keyboards], Robbie Robertson [gt], Fred Carter [gt], Donald "Duck" Dunn [bass], Paul Butterfield [harmonica], Garth Hudson [accordion], Booker T. Jones [keyboards], Howard Johnson [horn], Lou Marini [sax], Ray Kinney [sax], Alan Rubin [trumpet], Jeanette Baker, Emmeretta Marks, John Flamingo [bck vcl], Charles Kaipo Miller Serenaders)
001 WASHER WOMAN ABC AA 1017
002 TIE THAT BINDS ABC AA 1017
003 YOU GOT ME ABC AA 1017
004 BLUES SO SAD ABC AB-12336/AA 1017
005 SING SING SING (LET'S MAKE A BETTER WORLD) ABC AA 1017
006 MILKCOW BLUES BOOGIE ABC AB-12336/AA 1017
007 RAIN DOWN TEARS ABC AA 1017
008 MOOD I WAS IN ABC AA 1017
009 HAVANA MOON ABC AA 1017
010 THAT'S MY HOME ABC AA 1017
Summer 1977 Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA/ Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL – Levon Helm (Levon Helm [vcl], Steve Cropper [gt/percussion], Larry Byrom [gt], Jimmy Johnson [gt], Dan Ferguson [gt], Scott Edwards/ David Hood [bass], Willie Hall [percussion/drums], Roger Hawkins [drums], Randy McCormick/ Barry Beckett [keyboards], Tom Malone [trombone/horn], Howard Johnson, [horn/sax], Louis Del Gatto [sax], Lou Marini [sax], Alan Rubin [trumpet], Mary Berry, Earl Cate, Ernie Cate [bck vcl]. Producer: Donald "Duck" Dunn)
011 AIN'T NO WAY TO FORGET YOU ABC AB-12416/AA 1089
012 DRIVING AT NIGHT ABC AA 1089
013 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET ABC AA 1089
014 SWEET JOHANNA ABC AA 1089
015 I CAME HERE TO PARTY ABC AA 1089
016 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER ABC AA 1089
017 STANDING ON A MOUNTAINTOP ABC AB-12416/AA 1089
018 LET'S DO IT IN SLOW MOTION ABC AA 1089
019 AUDIENCE FOR MY PAIN ABC AA 1089
31 December 1977 [live] The Palladium, New York City - Levon Helm and The R.C.O. All Stars
01901 AIN'T THAT A LOTTA LOVE CD-LHS-03
01902 A MOOD I WAS IN CD-LHS-03
01903 MILK COW BOOGIE CD-LHS-03
01904 TIES THAT BIND CD-LHS-03
01905 GOIN BACK TO MEMPHIS CD-LHS-03
01906 BLUES SO BAD CD-LHS-03
01907 WASHER WOMAN CD-LHS-03
01908 BORN IN CHICAGO CD-LHS-03
01909 RAIN DOWN TEARS CD-LHS-03
01910 GOT MY MOJO WORKING CD-LHS-03
01911 SING, SING, SING CD-LHS-03
01912 OPHELIA CD-LHS-03
01913 GOOD NIGHT IRENE CD-LHS-03
ca. December 1979 [Coal Miner‘s Daughter soundtrack] Bradley’s Barn, Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN - Levon Helm (Producer: Owen Bradley)
020 MC-9813 BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY MCA 41202/MCA-5107
a. December 1979 Bradley’s Barn, Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN - Levon Helm (Levon Helm [vcl/gt/mandolin/drums], Fred Carter Jr. [gt], Steve Gibson [gt], Billy Sanford [gt], Buddy Emmons [steel], Steve Schaffer/ Henry Strzelecki [bass], Kenneth Buttrey [drums], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Buster Phillips [drums], Beegie Cruzer Adair / Mitch Humphries/ Bobby Ogdin/ Hargus "Pig" Robbins/ Clifford Robertson/ Jerry Shook [keyboards], James Cason, Todd Cerney [bck vcl]. Producer: Fred Carter Jr.)
021 WORKING IN THE COAL MINE MCA 41202
022 WATERMELON TIME IN GEORGIA MCA 5120
023 DANCE ME DOWN EASY MCA 5120
024 VIOLET EYES MCA 5120
025 STAY WITH ME MCA 5120
026 MC-9919 AMERICA'S FARM MCA 5120
027 HURRICANE MCA 5120
028 CHINA GIRL MCA 5120
029 NASHVILLE WIMMIN' MCA 5120
030 BLUE HOUSE OF BROKEN HEARTS MCA 5120
031 SWEET PEACH GEORGIA WINE MCA 5120
032-040 unknown unissued tracks
September 1980 [sessions for Legend Of Jesse James] unknown - Levon Helm, w. Rodney Crowell [-1], Jody Payne [-2], Rosanne Cash [-3], Charlie Daniels [-4], Johnny Cash [-5], Emmlylou Harris [-6]
041 RIDDLE OF THE REDLEGS -1-2-3 A +M SP-3718
042 QUANTRILL'S GUERILLAS A +M SP-3718
043 THE OLD CLAY COUNTY -4 A +M SP-3718
044 NORTHFIELD: THE PLAN A +M SP-3718
045 HIGH WALLS A +M SP-3718
046 THE DEATH OF ME -5 A +M SP-3718
047 ONE MORE SHOT -6 A +M SP-3718
ca 1980 [live] Lone Star Café, 61 5th Ave.New York City – Levon Helm and The Cate Brothers
04701 MILK COW BOOGIE Lonestar Cafe LSC 8109
04702 RAG MAMA RAG Lonestar Cafe LSC 8109
14 July 1981 [no 23167] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm (collective pers. for SR 12201: Levon Helms [vcl/drums/percussion/mandolion], Duncan Cameron [gt], Jimmy Johnson [gt], Pete Carr [gt], Wayne Perkins [gt/bck vcl], Earl Cate, [gt], David Hood [bass], Mickey Buckins/ Owen Hale/ Roger Hawkins [drums/percussion], Barry Beckett / Earnie Cate/ Steve Nathan [keyboards], Harrison Calloway/ Ben Cauley [trumpet], Ronnie Eades /Robert Harwell/ Harvey Thompson [sax], Charles Rose [trombone], Jimmy "Doc" Simpson [clarinet], Ava Aldridge, Bonnie Bramlett, Robert Byrne, Terry Cagle, Ron Eoff, Lenny LeBlanc,Mac McAnally, Will McFarlane, Russel Smith, Richie Supa [bck vcl])
048 97808 SUMMERTIME BLUES Edsel 537712
20 July 1981 [no 23172] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
049 97824 WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN unissued
20 July 1981 [no 23173] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
050 97825 THE GOT SONG ST-12201 Edsel 537712
21 July 1981 [no 23174] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
051 97826 GOD BLESS 'EM ALL ST-12201 Edsel 537712
21 July 1981 [no 23175] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
052 97827 GET OUT YOUR BIG ROLL DADDY ST-12201 Edsel 537712
22 July 1981 [no 23185] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
053 97863 LUCRETIA ST-12201 Edsel 537712
23 July 1981 [no 23186] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
054 97864 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN unissued
24 July 1981 [no 23187] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
055 97865 EVEN A FOOL WOULD LET GO ST-12201 Edsel 537712
27 July 1981 [no 23188] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
056 97866 FRAMED unissued
28 July 1981 [no 23189] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
057 97867 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE ST-12201 Edsel 537712
28 July 1981 [no 23190] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL - Levon Helm
058 97868 MONEY ST-12201 Edsel 537712
30 November 1981 no 23287 Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL – Levon Helm
059 98050 IVE GOT A BET WITH MYSELF ST-12201 Edsel 537712
1 December 1981 [no 23290] Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL – Levon Helm
060 98062 YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL IN ST-12201 Edsel 537712
1981 Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1000 Alabama Ave., Sheffield, AL – Levon Helm
061 GIVE A LITTLE BIT ST-12201 Edsel 537712
1982 [soundtrack Best Revenge] unknown – Levon Helm
062 STRAIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES
December 1988/January 1989 Nashville, TN - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w. Levon Helm
063 WHEN I GET MY REWARDS Universal UVL2-12500
ca 1989 [soundtrack Staying Together] unknown – Levon Helm
064 LEAN ON ME Rhino R2 70938
065 HOTELL BUICK Rhino R2 70938
066 BIG LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN Rhino R2 70938
1996/1997 unknown – Levon Helm and The Crowmatix
067 JAVA BLUE Woodstock Souvenir 1
068 POOR LITTLE FOOL Woodstock Souvenir 1
069 THA’T ALRIGHT Woodstock Souvenir 1
070 TOO CLOSE CHAIRS Woodstock Souvenir 1
071 PARAMOUNT Woodstock Souvenir 1
072 300 LBS Woodstock Souvenir 1
073 GREAT BEYOND Woodstock Souvenir 1
1996/1997 [live] unknown – Levon Helm and The Crowmatix
07301 I FINALLY GOT YOU Woodstock Souvenir 1
07302 CRAZY ’BOUT YOU BABY Woodstock Souvenir 1
07303 DON’T YA TELL HENRY Woodstock Souvenir 1
07304 MILK COW BOOGIE Woodstock Souvenir 1
07305 RAG MAMA RAG Woodstock Souvenir 1
January + November 2004 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY – The Levon Helm Band (Levon Helm [drums], Little Sammy Davis [vcl/harmonica], Fred Scribner [gt], Fred Scribner [gt], Mike Merritt/ Frank Luther [bass], Garth Hudson [accordion], Carey Brown [piano])
074 SAD HOURS
075 OH BABY
076 I'M READY
077 BLOW, WIND, BLOW
078 BLUES WITH A FEELING
079 THE NEW SCRATCH MY BACK
080 I AIN'T LYIN'
081 I 'M CRAZY ABOUT YOU BABY
082 BOOM BOOM, OUT GO THE LIGHTS
083 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS
084 GOING DOWN TO MAIN STREET
085 EVERYTHING GONNA BE ALRIGHT
086 WRAPPED UP IN LOVE AGAIN
087 CALIFORNIA BLUES
tracks above issued on album Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume I
January + November 2004, March 2005 2004 Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY – The Levon Helm Band (Levon Helm [vcl/drums], Julia Smith [vcl], Jimmy Vivino [gt/vcl], Dr John [gt/vcl], Fiona McBain [gt/vcl], Sean Costello [gt/vcl], Amy Helm [vcl/mandolin], Andrew Shober/ Byron Isaacs [bass/vcl], Mike Merritt [bass], Tony Leone [drums/vcl], Tony Leone [drums/vcl], Larry Cambell [fiddle/vcl], Johnnie Johnson [piano], Glen Patscha [keyboards/vcl], Little Sammy Davis [vcl/harmonica], Jon R. Smith [sax], Stephen Bernstein [trumpet], Eric Lawrence [sax])
088 BATTLE IS OVER BUT THE WAR GOES ON
089 WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU
090 DON'T YA TELL HENRY
091 BLUE SHADOWS
092 JOHNNY BOOGIE GOODE
093 I WANT TO KNOW
094 A FOOL IN LOVE
095 BORROWED TIME
096 WHEN THE BATTLE IS OVER [DVD ONLY]
tracks above issued on album Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume II
2007 unknown – Levon Helm (Levon Helm [vcl/drums/gt/mandolin], Larry Campbell [vcl/fiddle], Byron Isaacs [bass], George Receli [percussion], Brian Mitchell [piano/accordion], Glenn Patscha [pump organ], Amy Helm, Teresa Williams [bck vcl])
097 FALSE HEARTED LOVER BLUES Vanguard 79844
098 POOR OLD DIRT FARMER Vanguard 79844
099 THE MOUNTAIN Vanguard 79844
100 LITTLE BIRDS Vanguard 79844
101 THE GIRL LEFT BEHIND Vanguard 79844
102 CALVARY Vanguard 79844
103 ANNA LEE Vanguard 79844
104 GOT ME A WOMAN Vanguard 79844
105 A TRAIN ROBBERY Vanguard 79844
106 SINGLE GIRL, MARRIED GIRL Vanguard 79844
105 BLIND CHILD Vanguard 79844
106 FEELIN' GOOD Vanguard 79844
107 WIDE RIVER TO CROSS Vanguard 79844
17 September 2008 [live] The Rhyman’s Auditorium, Nashville, TN – The Levon Helm Band
10701 OPHELIA Vanguard 79858-2
10702 BACK TO MEMPHIS Vanguard 79858-2
10703 FANNIE MAE Vanguard 79858-2
10704 BABY SCRATCH MY BACK Vanguard 79858-2
10705 EVANGELINE Vanguard 79858-2
10706 NO DEPRESSION IN HEAVEN Vanguard 79858-2
10707 WIDE RIVER TO CROSS Vanguard 79858-2
10708 DEEP ELEM BLUES Vanguard 79858-2
10709 ANNA LEE Vanguard 79858-2
10710 RAG MAMA RAG Vanguard 79858-2
10711 TIME OUT FOR THE BLUES Vanguard 79858-2
10712 A TRAIN ROBBERY Vanguard 79858-2
10713 THE SHAPE I'M IN Vanguard 79858-2
10714 CHEST FEVER Vanguard 79858-2
10715 THE WEIGHT Vanguard 79858-2
2009 unknown – Levon Helm
108 TENNESSEE JED Vanguard 79861-2
109 MOVE ALONG TRAIN Vanguard 79861-2
110 GROWING TRADE Vanguard 79861-2
111 GOLDEN BIRD Vanguard 79861-2
112 STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH Vanguard 79861-2
113 WHITE DOVE Vanguard 79861-2
114 KINGFISH Vanguard 79861-2
115 YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU AIN'T NEVER HAD Vanguard 79861-2
116 WHEN I GO AWAY Vanguard 79861-2
117 HEAVEN'S PEARLS Vanguard 79861-2
118 I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE Vanguard 79861-2
119 THAT'S ALRIGHT iTunes digital bonus
120 ASHES OF LOVE iTunes digital bonus
2011 [sessions for The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams] unknown – Levon Helm
121 YOU'LL NEVER AGAIN BE MINE Columbia 709010

ALBUMS
ABC AA-1017 Levon Helm And The R.C.O. All Stars: Washer Woman; Tie That Binds; You Got Me; Blues So Sad; Sing Sing Sing (Let's Make A Better World); Milkcow Blues Boogie; Rain Down Tears; Mood I Was In; Havana Moon; That's My Home – 24-10-77 (reissued in 1992 on Mobile Fidelity MFCD 1-761)
ABC AA-1089 Levon Helm: Ain't No Way To Forget You; Driving At Night; Play Something Sweet; Sweet Johanna; I Came Here To Party; Take Me To The River; Standing On A Mountaintop; Let's Do It In Slow Motion; Audience For My Pain - 20-09-78
MCA MCA-5120 American Son: Watermelon Time In Georgia; Dance Me Down Easy; Violet Eyes; Stay With Me; America's Farm; Hurricane; China Girl; Nashville Wimmin'; Blue House Of Broken Hearts; Sweet Peach Georgia Wine – 25-04-80
Capitol ST-12201 Levon Helm: You Can't Win 'Em All; Lucrecia; Even A Fool Would Let Go; I've Got A Bet With Myself; Money; Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy; Willie And The Hand Jive; The Got Song; Give A Little Bit; God Bless 'Em All – 08-03-82 (reissued on Edsel 537712 with bonus track Summertime Blues)
Raven [AUS] RVCD-87 Ties That Bind - The Best, 1975-96: Milkcow Boogie; Weight; Atlantic City; Tie That Binds; You Got Me; Even A Fool Would Let Go; Willie And The Hand Jive; Lucrecia; Caves Of Jericho; Don't Ya Tell Henry; Take Me To The River; Livin' In A Dream; Rock Salt And Nails; Play Something Sweet (Jankyard Blues); Stand Up; Standing On The Mountain Top; When I Get My Rewards; Hurricane; Watermelon Time In Georgia – 02-99 (Levon Helm and tracks with The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band etc)
Woodstock no # Souvenir, Vol. 1 (Breeze Hill): I Finally Got You; Java Blue; Poor Little Fool; Crazy ’Bout You Baby; Don’t Ya Tell Henry; Tha’t Alright; Milk Cow Boogie; Rag Mama Rag; Too Close Chairs; Paramount; 300 Lbs; Great Beyond – 97 w. The Crowmatix
Levon Helm Studios LHS-1 Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume I: Sad Hours; Oh Baby; I'm Ready; Blow, Wind, Blow; Blues With A Feeling; The New Scratch My Back; I Ain't Lyin'; I 'm Crazy About You Baby; Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights; 40 Days and 40 Nights; Going Down To Main Street; Everything Gonna Be Alright; Wrapped Up In Love Again; California Blues [bonus track] – 05 The Levon Helm Band (CD + DVD)
Levon Helm Studios LHS-2 Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume II: Battle Is Over But The War Goes On; What Kind Of Man Are You; Don't Ya Tell Henry; Blue Shadows (Sean Costello); Johnny Boogie Goode; I Want To Know; A Fool In Love; Borrowed Time; When The Battle Is Over [DVD only] - 01-06-05 The Levon Helm Band (CD/DVD)
Levon Helm Studios CD-LHS-03 Levon Helm and The RCO All Stars Live: Ain't That A Lotta Love; A Mood I Was In; Milk Cow Boogie; Ties That Bind; Goin Back To Memphis; Blues So Bad; Washer Woman; Born in Chicago; Rain Down Tears; Got My Mojo Working ; Sing, Sing, Sing; Ophelia; Good Night Irene – 03-06
Dirt Farmer Music LLC/Vanguard Records 79844-2 Dirt Farmer: False Hearted Lover Blues; Poor Old Dirt Farmer;The Mountain; Little Birds;The Girl Left Behind; Calvary; Anna Lee; Got Me a Woman; A Train Robbery;Single Girl, Married Girl; Blind Child; Feelin' Good; Wide River To Cross - 30-10-07
Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard 79861-2 Electric Dirt: Tennessee Jed; Move Along Train; Growing Trade; Golden Bird; Stuff You Gotta Watch; White Dove; Kingfish; You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had; When I Go Away; Heaven's Pearls; I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free – 06-09 (iTunes digital version contains bonus tracks: That's Alright; Ashes of Love)
Vanguard 79858-2 Ramble at the Ryman: Ophelia; Back To Memphis; Fannie Mae; Baby Scratch My Back; Evangeline; No Depression In Heaven; Wide River to Cross; Deep Elem Blues; Anna Lee; Rag Mama Rag; Time Out For The Blues; A Train Robbery; The Shape I'm In; Chest Fever; The Weight – 17-05-11 Levon Helm Band



SINGLES
ABC/MCA
ABC
AB-12336 Milk Cow Boogie / Blues So Bad – 02-78
AB-12416 Ain't No Way To Forget You / Standing On A Mountain Top - 10-78
MCA
MCA-41202 Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Working In The Coal Mine – 18-02-80
MCA-41242 America's Farm / Blue Moon Of Kentucky - 05-80

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michel Ruppli, not only for his books which I use daily, but also for a large amount of rare and unpublished data from his giant archive.
Thanks to all my friends - country music fans - in Czech Republic - Vladimir Pikora, Michal Gololobov, Milos Holecek, Tony Foglar, Rene Pavlik and Petr Vitous.
Thanks to Mario Manciotti for sending session details daily
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for a lot of session info
Thanks to Bill Daniels for sharing a lot of labels info
Thanks to Lillies Ohlsson for many western swing contributions.
Thanks to Dick Grant for many artists files
Thanks to Thieu Van De Vorst for a lot of additions and corrections
Thanks to Goran Adolph for many rare albums info
Thanks to Hans Sandberg for many rare session data
Thanks to Chris Huskey for many sessions info.
Thanks to Kittra Moore for musicians and recording data
Thanks to Dik de Heer for many additions on rockabilly.
Thanks to Luiz Roberto Costa for helping me with the western genre.
Thanks to Wolf Ruediger Sommer, who not only sent me additional data, but is also watch-dog, correcting my typos and other errors.
Thanks to Robert Platt for priceless info on Canadian (but not only) artists.
Thanks to Phil Watson for hard work on Crown Prince of country music discography. Thanks to Walter Gabriel for filling the gaps in track listings of rare albums and various artists compilations.
Thanks to Kent Heineman for many independent recordings info
Thanks to Ken Nelson for bluegrass and more additions.
Thanks to Tony Middleton for RCA session info.
Thanks to Xavier Maire for interesting additions and for info on his website www.bopping.org.
Thanks to Henk Scholts for long time cooperation.
Thanks to Richard Price for miscellaneous session information
Thanks to Carl G. Cederblad for additions to sessionographies
Thanks to Paul Urbahns, Marc Alesina, Bill Millet, Bengt Wahlström, John Morris, Dominique Anglares, Pierre Monnery, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Collins, Alex Frazer-Harrison, K.F.Raizor, Ed Tabor, Mario Wildner, Ole Skjoldhøj, Eileen Sisk, Per Kammersgaard, David Bussey, Bill Marks for rare info on their favorite artists.
Thanks to Reginald Bartlette for info and additions of Columbia custom numbers.
Thanks to Katarina Fromm for various singles info.
Thanks to many others who sent some info - all are important.
Thanks to Richard Weize for his idea to produce projects, which have small commercial potential, but huge value for collectors - I spend a lot of money buying boxes and CDs, sometimes mainly because of the accompanying discographies.
Thanks also to Patrick Milligan, who created many discographies for Bear Family projects
Thanks to Marek Bozickovic for picture in head
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