drummer/vocalist Levon Helm
could not have surrounded himself with a more talented group of musicians for his first solo outing -- Booker T. and the MGs and Dr. John
anchor the RCO All-Stars. But while there is no question that the band can really cook, Levon's homey Arkansas twang gets a little lost in the mix. In general, though, the songs are buoyed by Paul Butterfield's
blues harp and the crack horn section, especially on the soulful "Rain Down Tears."