The Band with The Staple Singers – The Weight

Check it out: Rick Danko's playing a fretless Ampeg bass in this cut, and for some reason he looks (and sounds?) like Dennis Hopper when he's singing his solo. The solos from Mavis and Pops are treasures. From The Last Waltz concert, filmed by Martin Scorsese.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-w9OclUnns

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4 thoughts on “The Band with The Staple Singers – The Weight”

  1. I'd give this an 11 if I could. Or I could just make 10 louder, I guess.

    There were apparently mountains of coke backstage, which I think is clear when you see Van Morrisson or Neil Young.

    1. Yeah, those two in particular look like they'd been enjoying the, uh, backstage buffet, prior to their appearances. On the other hand, Dr. John's number strikes me as pretty subdued.

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