Levon

Levon

Levon

A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm--the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band. He sang the anthems of a generation: "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek," and "Life Is a Carnival." Levon Helm's story--told here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musicians--is the rollicking story of American popular music itself. In the Arkansas Delta, a young Levon witnessed "blues, country, and gospel hit in a head-on collision," as he put it. The result was rock 'n' roll. As a teenager, he joined the raucous Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, then helped merge a hard-driving electric sound with Bob Dylan's folk roots, and revolutionized American rock with the Band. Helm not only provided perfect "in the pocket" rhythm and unforgettable vocals, he was the Band's soul. Levon traces a rebellious life on the road, from being booed with Bob Dylan to the creative cauldron of Big Pink, the Woodstock Festival, world tours, The Last Waltz, and beyond with the man Dylan called "one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation." Author Sandra B. Tooze digs deep into what Helm saw as a devastating betrayal by his closest friend, Band guitarist Robbie Robertson--and Levon's career collapse, his near bankruptcy, and the loss of his voice due to throat cancer in 1997. Yet Helm found success in an acting career that included roles in Coal Miner's Daughter and The Right Stuff. Regaining his singing voice, he made his last decade a triumph, opening his barn to the Midnight Rambles and earning three Grammys. Cancer finally claimed his life in 2012. Levon is a penetrating, skillfully told tale of a music legend from Southern cotton fields to global limelight.

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Genre : Music
Author : Sandra B. Tooze
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2021-08-31
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 1635769132


This Wheel S On Fire

This Wheel S On Fire

“Helm lays it all bare in vivid, impassioned prose, adding an earthly, backwoods tone that makes the book read like a Southern novel, like Thomas Wolfe writing about rock ’n’ roll.” —Boston Globe “One of the most insightful and intelligent rock bios in recent memory.” —Entertainment Weekly The Band, who backed Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and then turned out a half-dozen albums of beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, is now regarded as one of the most influential rock groups of the '60s. But while their music evoked a Southern mythology, only their Arkansawyer drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. From the cotton fields to Woodstock, from seeing Sonny Boy Williamson and Elvis Presley to playing for President Clinton, This Wheel’s on Fire replays the tumultuous history of our times in Levon’s own unforgettable folksy drawl. This edition is expanded with a new epilogue covering the last dozen years of Levon's life. Levon Helm (1940-2012) met Ronnie Hawkins at the age of 17 and formed what would soon become The Band. He maintained a successful career as a singer and actor until his death. Stephen Davis is the author of Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga; More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon; Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones; Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend; Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith; and others.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Levon Helm
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2013-10-01
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9781613748763


The Hidden Beauty Of Seeds Fruits

The Hidden Beauty Of Seeds Fruits

A highly original collection of high magnification photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of seeds and fruit, from the author of Microsculpture The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits is a photographic study that celebrates the wonders of nature and science in mind-blowing magnification. Levon Biss’ striking photography captures the breathtaking and beautiful details of the world of carpology, the study of seeds and fruits. Each picture reveals minute features and textures that are normally invisible to the naked eye, providing the audience with an insight into strange and often bizarre adaptations that have evolved over thousands of years. After spending months searching through the carpological collection at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Biss selected over a hundred striking samples to be featured in this book. Captioned with scientific text that provides the backstory for each specimen, The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits is guaranteed to amaze, entertain, and educate.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Levon Biss
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2021-05-25
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781647003715


The Levon Helm Midnight Ramble

The Levon Helm Midnight Ramble

(Book). Levon Helm's Rambles have quickly become the stuff of legend. Helm, of course, is the charismatic drummer, singer, and sometimes mandolin picker for The Band, a group whose songs and stature have made them a pillar of classic rock and rootsy Americana. Beyond their work with Bob Dylan, their own hits ("Up on Cripple Creek," "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down," to name just a few) have landed them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the consciousness of music fans everywhere. The Ramble was Levon's down-home jam session for friends and fans, held on Saturday nights in his studio "Barn" in Woodstock. Levon based his Ramble Sessions on the Southern medicine shows of his youth, and has invited some of the most notable blues entertainers and musicians of our time to perform with him including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Rickie Lee Jones, Clarence Clemons, Allison Krauss and others. This book is the official record of these incredibly intimate sessions: the next best thing to being there. Accompanying the spectacular photos are testimonials and remembrances from the superstars who have joined the Ramble.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Paul LaRaia
Publisher : Backbeat Books
Release : 2009-09-01
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9781617130519


Levon

Levon

For Levon, Ophelia was the love that made all the other loves irrelevant. But when he lost her, he lost everything. Until he met Jake, a 16-year-old who recently witnessed his best friend's suicide. Jake teaches Levon that he still has so much life to live and can no longer hide from the world. Together, Jake and Levon learn how to right the mistakes of their past, while simultaneously writing their future into existence.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Gregory Gentile
Publisher :
Release : 2019-12
Total Pages : 294 Pages
ISBN : 1734361204


Levon S Home

Levon S Home

Levon Cade is back in Alabama, home from the wars for good, or so he thought...but he's soon called back to battle when his young cousin goes missing. A victim of possible abduction. Levon quickly uncovers an epidemic of vanishings of young boys across the county and a conspiracy of silence to protect the man responsible.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Chuck Dixon
Publisher : Levon Cade
Release : 2020-04
Total Pages : 250 Pages
ISBN : 1647343143


Levon S Time

Levon S Time

The sixth book of the relentless Levon Cade series is full of unforgiving action. Following the events of Levon's War, Levon Cade is arrested in Turkey and imprisoned in a hellhole on the Black Sea coast. In order to come home he must strike a deal with the United States government, and that comes at a price. At home, his daughter Merry helps rescue a young victim of human trafficking, but this girl's owners want her back and are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way. "Chuck Dixon supplies constant body hits of great action and cool stories that keep you invested!"

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Chuck Dixon
Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing LLC
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 1641199458


Levon And Kennedy

Levon And Kennedy

In 2012, photographer Isabelle Armand came across an article about two men who were wrongfully convicted. The men had spent almost 20 years behind bars for a crime they didn't commit. They were exonerated after an investigation from the Innocence Project led authorities to the real perpetrator. In Levon and Kennedy, Armand presents an intimate photoessay documenting the men, their families and their environment. It seeks to raise consciousness, challenge popular perceptions about poverty and inequality in our criminal justice system, and demands that we confront these critical issues.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Isabelle Arman
Publisher : powerHouse Books
Release : 2018-03-15
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 1576878848


Testimony

Testimony

On the fortieth anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson’s singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” he and his partners in The Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller’s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire “going electric” with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of The Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history’s most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese’s great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place—the moment when rock ʼnʼ roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It’s the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the ʼ60s and early ʼ70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it’s the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson’s story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Robbie Robertson
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2016-11-15
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780307401410


Microsculpture

Microsculpture

"You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again." --WIRED "Art meets science to dazzling effect." --The Guardian Microsculptureis a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately using microscope lenses, then “stacked” to maintain sharp focus throughout. These images are then combined to create a single high-resolution file. From start to finish, each portrait takes approximately 4 weeks to create. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist. Microsculpture has been exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, U.A.E. It has been viewed by over half a mil­lion people so far and will be touring museums around the world from 2017 onward. The entomology collection has significant cultural and historical value, containing the world’s oldest pinned insect specimen and many thousands of insects collected by pioneering Victorian explorers and biologists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Levon Biss
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2017-10-10
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781683351382