Levon And The Hawks

He Don't Love You / The Stones I Throw

Atlantic : AT.4054 DJ


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  • Artist: Levon And The Hawks
  • A Side: He Don't Love You
  • B Side: The Stones I Throw
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Popular big spin for Alan Handscombe at the Mousetrap Allnighter last weekend. presented here in amazing archive condition November 1965 British promo, an impossibly flawless file copy!

Whilst historians of 60's rock, will herald this 45 as the beginnings of the Levon Helm and Ronnie Hawkin's former backing group "The Hawks" that rocked Woodstock in 1967, later changing their name to "The Band". Recruited as Bob Dylan's touring band, proves to be an important piece in the jigsaw of Dylan history.

But from a collecting viewpoint it is the flipside "He Don't Love You" that holds the most interest and value as a Northern Soul current play that is just gonna get bigger and bigger. Written by talent guitarist Jaime Robertson Canadian "Hall Of Famer" and Dylan's original lone target for his band. "Robbie" Robertson is also a standout lyricist, as you will witness throughout this potent slab of piano peppered NS stomper. As he warns his girl of impending heartbreak and doom.

After hiding away on a flipside for decades, at last this amazing NS dance backing track is taking hold; Levon Helm smashing out destructive percussion, booming bassline, showered with punched out piano notes, embellished with the highpoint of the recording those searing echoing male choruses, encourage the snarling lead vocal. A truly brilliant production of relentless power and drive. No wonder then, at last this has captured the attention of several NS DJ's, so expect this song to rapidly rise through the play lists, as the dancefloor reacts to this unforgettable dynamic production.

A Northern Soul tune on the rise, presented here in its rarest and most perfect format!

From humble beginnings Jaime Robertson rose up to become a celebrated Canadian musician; as did Levon Helm. But for me this is the pairs finest work.. killer Northern Soul emerging from a flipside on the glorious British Demo!

Condition Report

a flawless promo copy! Previously unplayed judging by the tightness of the centre spindle hole. Two bright yellow demo labels, 4 prong centre intact. The more important flipside label escaping the infamous Decca rubber-stamping of the running time, the A-side displaying the 200 2 minute indicator for the radio DJ. The vinyl is a full gloss, archive condition Mint! As perfect as you could ever hope to own. Perfect playback!

A Side

  • Title: He Don't Love You

    B Side

  • Title: The Stones I Throw
  • Year: November 1965
  • City: United Kingdom