The Band, “The Weight”

Of course, this was Bob Dylan’s backup band. It was very hard to describe where they were coming from, sort of folksy redneck hippies or something. They had deep roots in the older American folk music tradition, especially from Appalachia.

From 1968. The Band was one of the all time great rock bands, but most people probably have not heard of them anymore. They had a number of other fantastic songs.

Gorgeous music.

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Filed under Folk, Music, Rock

2 responses to “The Band, “The Weight”

  1. Jason Y

    . It was very hard to describe where they were coming from, sort of folksy redneck hippies or something.

    Oh, my gosh, we need to ban them. Is the Nazi protest brigade going to show up?

  2. GLORIA

    Love Love Love “The Band”, if you like Credence you should like these guys.

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