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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

Jimmy Ray "Luke" Paulman

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Jimmy Ray "Luke" Paulman (top) with the Ron Hawkins Quartet, 1958

Guitarist Jimmy Ray Paulman played in the Rock Housers, a group Levon Helm says was the best one in the Marvell, Arkansas, area, before joining Helm, George Paulman, and Will Jones, as Ronnie Hawkins' backing group in 1957. Paulman, described by Hawkins as "the best rhythm guitar player in the history of rock'n'roll", plays on the first two Ronnie Hawkins albums and also on early single releases. He left the group in 1959, shortly after Fred Carter Jr. was hired as the Hawks' second guitarist. Levon Helm claims that the character "Luke" in the Band's song The Weight is actually Jimmy Ray Paulman.


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