I was lucky enough to work with Levon and producer Donald "Duck"
Dunn on the "Levon Helm" album at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. I did
a lot of the vocal, guitar and percussion overdubs and then mixed the whole record.
Levon is a natural musician and student of musical histories. He told countless stories
during the course of making this record keeping everyone spellbound and we are lucky to
have ever gotten any work done at all! Producer Dunn added a good portion of his own
yarns and fables which contributed to the relaxed and down home atmosphere of
the many late evening sessions. Levon's version of Al Green's "Take Me to the
River" preceded the Talking Heads' version by about six months and I still don't know
why Levon's didn't hit instead.