Ramble at the Ryman

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Ramble at the Ryman
Live album by Levon Helm
Released May 17, 2011
Recorded September 17, 2008
Genre Americana, Folk, Rock
Length 70:47
Label Vanguard Records
Levon Helm chronology
Electric Dirt
(2009)
Ramble at the Ryman
(2011)

Ramble at the Ryman (2011) is a live album recorded by American rock multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm during his September 17, 2008 performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The performance kicked off the beginning of the Americana Music Festival & Conference. The album features six songs by The Band and other cover material, including songs from previous Helm solo releases. Helm's band is led by multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and Helm's daughter, vocalist and mandolinist Amy Helm.[1]

The performance recorded for the album is a traveling version of Helm's Midnight Ramble, usually held at his home and studio in Woodstock, New York.[2]

The album won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.[3] Helm previously won this award for his 2009 studio album Electric Dirt.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ophelia"   Robbie Robertson 3:58
2. "Back To Memphis"   Chuck Berry 4:54
3. "Fannie Mae"   Ronnie Hawkins 3:33
4. "Baby Scratch My Back"   Slim Harpo 4:13
5. "Evangeline"   Robertson 3:31
6. "No Depression In Heaven"   A.P. Carter or James David Vaughan 4:01
7. "Wide River to Cross"   Buddy & Julie Miller 4:44
8. "Deep Elem Blues"   Traditional 7:12
9. "Anna Lee"   Laurelyn Dossett 4:02
10. "Rag Mama Rag"   Robertson 4:21
11. "Time Out For The Blues"   Dan Hart, Buddy Starcher 2:44
12. "A Train Robbery"   Paul Kennerley 5:41
13. "The Shape I’m In"   Robertson 4:43
14. "Chest Fever"   Robertson 7:03
15. "The Weight"   Robertson 6:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Deming. "Ramble at the Ryman review". AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Dawn LoBue (2006). "Levon Helm Biography". LevonHelm.com. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Best Americana Album". Grammy.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011.