Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars
Live at the Palladium, New Years Eve 1977
Historic live album starring Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars recorded live at the Palladium in New York City on New Years Eve 1977/1978. The album features over one hour of live tracks by a star studded cast of musicians playing to the excitement of a New Years Eve crowd in the greatest city in the world. This classic collection of American music features Levon Helm (drums/vocals), Dr. John (keys/vocals, Paul Butterfield (harmonica/vocals), Fred Carter (guitar/vocals), Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lou Marini (saxophones), Howard Johnson (tuba/baritone sax), Tom "Bones" Malone (trombone) and Alan Rubin (trumpet).
Release by Levon Helm Studios in March 2006.
This is a must-have album, superb performances with the drums loud and to the fore, wonderful horn arrangements, a great "Ophelia" and the opening track
"Ain't That A Lot of Love" is way better than the rather weak rendition by The Band on
Islands. It's also a very crisp, clear mix, suggesting that this was always seen as a possible release.
New tracks (i.e. not on the original RCO All Stars album) include
"Ain't That A Lot Of Love," "Goin' Back to Memphis," "Born in Chicago,"
"Got My Mojo Working" and "Goodnight Irene." With a band comprising
Duck Dunn, Dr John, Steve Cropper, Paul Butterfield, Fred Carter Jnr and the TLW horn section, you can't go wrong.
You're mad if you don't order it today!
--Peter Viney, the "GB", March 2006
See also Viney's review from Record Collector magazine, June 2006.
- Ain't That A Lotta Love (Banks/Parker)
- A Mood I Was In (Fred Carter Jr.)
- Milk Cow Boogie (P.D./Helm/Dunn)
- Ties That Bind (Rebennack/Charles)
- Goin Back To Memphis
- Blues So Bad (Helm/Glover)
- Washer Woman (Rebennack)
- Born in Chicago (Nick Gravenites)
- Rain Down Tears (Toombs/Glover)
- Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster)
- Sing, Sing, Sing (Earl King)
- Ophelia (J.R. Robertson)
- Good Night Irene (Ledbetter/Lomax/Bynum)
Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars - 2006 - Levon Helm Studios CD-LHS-03
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