Carry Me Home (CD)


Mavis Staples , Levon Helm

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Amoeba Review

Michael H, Berkeley 10/02/2022

These two legends of soulful American music combined forces to record this live date back in 2011 (just a year before Helm passed away) and it is truly sublime. Her voice takes the lead throughout most of these 12 tracks, with Helm’s earthy harmonies backing her beautifully. The rootsy band numbers over a dozen musicians, including Levon Helm playing his perfectly simple style of groove on drums. The music isn’t flashy but it’s always solid, and the tune selection is excellent as well. Standout cuts include “This Is My Country” by Curtis Mayfield, and a powerful a capella version of gospel classic “Farther Along” by W.B. Stevens. A rousing rendition of The Band’s own masterpiece “The Weight” caps things off with a bang as Helm takes his only turn on lead vocals. A life affirming document from two monumental artists.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
This Is My Country
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 04:35
2.
Trouble In My Mind
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 05:04
3.
Farther Along
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 04:22
4.
Hand Writing On The Wall
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 04:06
5.
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 03:43
6.
Move Along Train
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 03:27
7.
This May Be The Last Time
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 04:38
8.
When I Go Away
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 05:16
9.
Wide River To Cross
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 05:08
10.
You Got To Move
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 02:41
11.
You Got To Serve Somebody
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 05:36
12.
The Weight
Mavis Staples , Levon Helm 05:56

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