Monday, October 15, 2007

The Band with the Staple Singers "The Weight"

While browsing through the Internet, I was on the case of why the Verve forfeited the royalties for "Bittersweet Symphony" to Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Evidently, "Bittersweet Symphony" took one sample too many from the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra's rendition of the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," which itself was unintentionally lifted (without legal consequence) from a gospel song by the Staple Singers.

Yadda, yadda, yadda...I found this video clip from Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, with The Band and the Staple Singers performing "The Weight":

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