Hear Levon Helm Return to Real Rock With "Tennessee Jed"

June 30, 2009 5:48 PM ET

Electric Dirt with the Dead's "Tennessee Jed," and it's a fitting opener to the legendary Band drummer's first proper rock & roll record in ages, writes Will Hermes in his four-star review. Helm returned from throat cancer with 2007's mostly acoustic Dirt Farmer, and on Electric Dirt — recorded with Larry Campbell and the rest of the band from Helm's Midnight Ramble gigs at his Woodstock, New York, home — Helm is ready to rock. The album hits stores today, and Rolling Stone has "Tennessee Jed" right here:

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