Label: Capitol Records - STAO-132 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
It was also released as a single, reaching Rag Mama Rag - The Band - The Band in the UK, the highest of any single by the group. However, Levon Helm claimed years later that the song was a group effort. So drummer Levon Helm moved to play mandolinpianist Richard Manuel played drumsbassist Rick Danko played fiddle and producer John Simon played tubawhile organist Garth Hudson played upright acoustic piano in a ragtime fashion.
Although a favorite with fans, the band didn't originally think that highly of the song, recording it almost as an afterthought. John claimed that the song sounded "like a cross between Memphis and New Orleans.
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