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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

Willard "Pop" Jones

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Willard Jones (at the piano) with Ronny Hawkins, 1958.

Piano player Will "Pop" Jones was one of the original Hawks, recruited to the group in 1957 by his cousins Ray and George Paulman, just before the first member of what later should become the Band, Levon Helm, took the drummer's seat in the Hawks. Jones' style of piano playing, labeled "kamikaze rockabilly piano" by Helm and often causing piano hammers to come popping out, became one the Hawks' trademarks both live, on TV shows, and on their recordings. When Jones, and a little later keyboardist Stan Szelest, finally left Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks in 1961, Hawkins instead talked Garth Hudson into joining the group.


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