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Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977

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Download links and information about Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977 by Levon Helm. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:09:31 minutes.

Artist: Levon Helm
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:09:31
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Ain't That a Lotta Love (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 5:00
2. Washer Woman (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 2:59
3. A Mood I Was In (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 3:39
4. Milk Cow Boogie (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 4:56
5. Ties That Bind (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 4:39
6. Goin Back to Memphis (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 5:02
7. Blues So Bad (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 5:01
8. Born In Chicago (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 4:58
9. Rain Down Tears (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 6:07
10. Got My Mojo Working (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 9:00
11. Sing, Sing, Sing (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 7:21
12. Ophelia (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 3:52
13. Good Night Irene (Live at the Palladium NYC New Year's Eve 1977) 6:57

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In November 1976, the Band called it quits with a well-publicized Thanksgiving Day farewell concert, but Levon Helm made it clear to anyone who cared to listen he thought the group was foolish to throw in the towel, and within a year Helm was on the road with a band designed to show fans how much he had to offer. The RCO All Stars certainly lived up to their name, featuring Helm on drums and vocals, Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John) on piano, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Steve Cropper and Fred Carter, Jr. on guitars, Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, and a horn section featuring Howard Johnson, Tom "Bones" Malone, Lou Marini, and Alan Rubin. While the group's sole studio album showed the supergroup's songwriting chops were not all one might hope for, they certainly had chops and swing to spare, and this live recording of the All Stars on-stage as 1977 was about to fade into 1978 in New York City testifies to their power as a live act. While Helm takes the lion's share of the vocals, he has the good sense not to hog the spotlight, with Rebennack and Butterfield singing some leads, and the musicians are in fine fettle throughout as the horn section blows up a storm, Helm's drums strut like a bantam, Rebennack's keys add rollicking color, and Cropper throws some razor-sharp solos into the mix. And while the song selection here, like on the studio album, is good but not great (the best numbers are the most recognizable covers, in particular "Good Night Irene," "Milk Cow Boogie," and the Band's "Ophelia"), playing before an enthusiastic audience the All Stars give these numbers just enough juice to make the difference. Helm obviously meant the RCO All Stars to be a band that would rock the party, and on this disc you can hear them do just that; fans of any of the acts on board will have a great time with this album.