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Levon Helm - "Only Halfway Home"

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A short film inspired by and featuring music from Levon Helm's GRAMMY Award winning album Dirt Farmer. "Calvary" (Byron Isaacs); (BMI) "Poor Old Dirt Farmer" (Tracy Schwartz); Traditon Music Co....

I noticed 32 people disliked this video!  what idiots! they have no clue who Levon Helm was.  This is a man who gave us 10 more years after throat cancer and won 3 Grammy's in that time.  So insane to dislike this video; most likely because it doesn't have rainbows and stars in it
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The great Levon Helm...gone but never forgotten
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Dani Sandal Shared on Google+ · 6 months ago
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i love levon helm. can't believe he sang the line: his head's like  tread"
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Levon Helm makes me proud to be a arky
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Well I gonna have to watch this again This might be my favorite Thing I ever did see ... Keeper - and hope it pins in Arkansas box On Pinterest
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"Got Me a Woman" .... miss Levon everyday
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Whats that last song called?
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What's better than Levon's voice ?
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What comes next -- after this ...? I want more of this ...
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I always get a bit emotional when I listen to Levon.  RIP.
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You're all the way home now buddy, rest in peace. True legend.
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Great music.  The mix keeps the vocal right up front where it belongs, and each instrument is balanced just right.  Great video, too.  Perfectly expresses the mood of Levon's music.  The only thing I didn't get was the title, since that song is not on the video. Still, not a video to miss.
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Kind of like an introduction to me  (and You) into the other players art.  This may seem like 20 minutes is long, but it goes by so quick you can't get over it.  You just want to hit replay... It also let the The Levon Helm first album with Larry, and I think they definitely get it right.  Larry is not as intense as Levon.  But Levon was diagnosed by this time.  The intimate story line is that to understand Levon, you have to put it in your own perspective.   The storyline is somewhat disjointed, but the parts with Mr. Gill and Iwo Jima are priceless...  there is nothing cooler in the world than Levon on his tractor doing "spinouts? and waving to whoever or no one, just joyous to be helping Mr, Gill.  I love that they think about average Americans.
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my deepest respect and love go to this great man. Grew up listening to the boys in the Band..............a special person, bless you Levon. A Master.
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Hitsit mitä kamaa! Levon the man!
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Nice! I'm talking the whole package nice production
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Who is the woman sitting down at 12:50 ?
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I don't know, but I know she wouldn't be sitting outside my Motel window by herself, for long!
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Milu Aman Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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Dammit Leon thank you
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Today my sister, my  dear friend of childhood passed this world of cancer,quite swift and quick.I find, as always ,comfort just in the sound of Levon's voice
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The sound of slide-is it metal or ceramics?
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Top bloke, just ordered the album. Never realised he had passed. Saw him in a film once and thought he seemed very real. Respects for posting this excellent film. God bless him.
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The slide guitarist's Larry Campbell. He used to be in Bob Dylan's band till 'round 2003ish. He produced both of Levon's recent two albums.
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That groove could heal anybodys soul..!!
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I really like it. Interesting to know about how the cotton farms work through the stories and songs. I'm looking forward to seeing more. :-)
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R.I.P Levon. (and raise some hell in heaven!)
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All I can say is thanks for posting this!
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c'est un musicien pour l'eternite
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Really good. Dirt farmer is the first album i have bought in over 2 years! If you have a chance to catch Levon on concert go for it as it is really worth the money, especially if you can get to one of his rambles!
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Thanks so much for posting this, Man. I didn't get familiar with Levon until he was dying. Every single posting I watch, people talk about how much they Love and Miss him, like no other artists I see. That's a Great way to go home, I have to say!!!
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To say this man is a great talent is a shame. Those words, any words, cannot describe him. You cannot label him. All we can do is listen, and be thankful we had a chance to hear him. Never saw him in person. Probably never will. This homesick Texan, might not find his way home. It's easy to get lost trying to find yourself. If you can, watch and listen for me, and if you recall, make a beer toast to the Lost Texan. Thank You Kindly, I.R. Luckey
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If you have never have gone to a MIdnight Ramble at his house you have never heard music. It's not cheap but you'll never forget it.
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Mr Helm , thank you so much, i`m from a small town in Arkansas, and your so right. Funny and kinda an ironic twist to the video you did here is my fathers name is Mr. Gill and there was a man named Sammy who worked for him years ago. Sammy passed away long ago, but i felt like you were on our farm talking to my Dad. he lost his farm in the 80s with the drought. Sad, so many went under, that year.
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How does it feel to know that we wont see his likes again?...I feel pretty damn sick about it.
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love you levon. you inspired me and helped raise me right believe it. YOU ARE GOING TO BRIGHTEN HEAVEN. SAW YOU LAST summer awesome sorry cant see you this year. see you in heaven BELIEVE THAT THANKS, JOE
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"the only thing any of 'em wants is to get reelected, they don't care about us." Ain't that the truth? Politicians are the scum of the earth, rest in peace Levon my friend.
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17 dislikes? Are you f'n serious???
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He is right about the american small towns My town Elysburg, PA The small farming town boomed in the 90s when I was a teen and now its just flattened out no jobs Nothing the farmers are having problems getting by. My dream is to live in a small town smaller then what I grew up in of about 2500 people. im looking at 150-200
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he is very respecfull and full of humility.
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Thanks for the good music I never forget you. Sorry to hear about the cancer. I always remeber you.
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My thoughts and prayers are with Levon today. You are loved.
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The end of an era. Rest in peace, Levon!!!
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I love Levon. Me and my dad r both blugrass fans and we are both tougher then rocks even though im a girl.
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This is right up there with The Grapes of Wrath. Miss Levon so much.
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Ive just returned from woodstock,kindness and love still lives,, ill not soon forget,the two days there.the service and memorial. where fitting of the mans life,,people knew him as the beautiful neighbor,with a huge heart,a true inspiration,to me personally and countless others..god rest you levon,,god bless your family
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is he rly still farming? shouldn't he be retired or something.he was in The Band for god sakes
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Levon is right. There's nothing left of the southeast Arkansas cotton towns. Helena is a horrible black slum. All we got is prisons.
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am so happy to have b'chanced on this vid!
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Absolutely brilliant - a wonderful film - and I already loved the album - now there's something nice to go with it...
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Levon Helm is an American icon in the music industry.I watched Levon with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks in the early '60's at the Summer Gardens in Port Dover,Ontario and he was stellar as a drummer and singer !
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such a musical treasure.........
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Beautiful! Close to the bone reality-stuff. Poetry of the people.
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Levon Helm - "Only Halfway Home" 20:57 A short film inspired by and featuring music from Levon Helm's GRAMMY Award winning album Dirt Farmer. Features: "Calvary" (Byron Isaacs); (BMI) "Poor Old Dirt Farmer" (Tracy Schwartz); Traditon Music Co., (ASCAP) "False Hearted Lover Blues" (Trad, arrangement by Levon Helm, Larry Campbell); Dirt Farmer Music, Talkhouse Music (BMI) "Got Me a Woman" (Paul Kennerley); Irving Music (BMI)
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MR. Levon Helm living american treasure? NO DOUBT, ABSOULTLY!!!!
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How could anyone not like Levon Helm. What an inspiration to me as an artist . I see the world through as being vintage. The old way of life. We need to go back to this in America. To God , Family, History.
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From Marvell, remembering the little red house on 49. You did good Levon. Rest in Peace
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I hear ya .... Levon was what you call "real" people. Ain't too many left, sadly.
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...Levon Helm is an inspiration -- as relevant now as in The Band's heyday, if that's possible. Unmistakable groove, voice of pure soul... with an integrity that shines through every frame of this short film. thanks much to the uploader. pilgrims all...
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Levon is right. All we got in SE Arkansas is poor black folks and jails. We keep trying to get Japanese auto plants to move in, but they see what we got and they head east. Sad.
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This guy is what music should be all about. Having a good time.
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Well done. I recall, when I was a naive hitch-hiking 14 year old, hearing "Rock of Ages" in a ride I'd got-- had heard some songs, "Stage Fright", and "Don't Do It" two years earlier, and was pysched to find it finally! So, I guess I can relate- I listened to acid rock, but I followed The Band, too. Damn shame Danko and Manuel can't enjoy this happiness that Levon seems to have.
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I like the first song best. Is there a clip just showing that? Loving Levon's music!
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You made it all the way home now Levon. R.I.P. my man. A great person you are.
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Does anyone know where this was filmed?
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"Goin'home" in the vernacular of the foklore and literature of America. Levon dramatizes it here in song and film.
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Levon Helm = American Classic!
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Amazing! Can't wait to see it in full!
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Wow! Levon Helm got spirit! :D
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I just love him and all that he stands for! He is probably the most underrated jewel of the Hudson Valley. They should name one of the Catskill peaks after him. A mountain in his honor is minimally sufficient for this mans contribution to our country and our Hudson Valley. Love you Levon from Poughkeepsie, NY. "Helm's Hill" sounds good to me! We'll see you on the 30th at The Barn Levon! Thank you for offering your home again and again to spill over the cup that holds my soul.
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