The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1969)

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‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ was written by Robbie Robertson, but sung by Levon Helm from behind the drums. First recorded by The Band in 1969 and released on their second and eponymous long player, Helm’s rendition of ‘Dixie’ taps into a real sense of loss: “… it’s a time I remember oh so well.” Helm grew up on a cotton farm in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, on west bank of the Mississippi. He passed away in April 2012.

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4 thoughts on “The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1969)

  1. DJ PJ says:

    A song with real guts. Needs to be played with strength, power and a big sound

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