The Band singing “The Weight” at Woodstock Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 5:12 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple One of the best songs ever. Scott Siegling Thanks, Jim! mtgiven Thanks so much for posting this. Mr. Levon, and Mr. Rick, gone way too soon. I agree, great song, great Band. DocRoss It hardly seems possible that there was a time when this song didn’t exist. It’s that perfect. For a lovers of Levon, there’s an incredible new recording of a tribute concert called Love For Levon that was released last week. The Levon Helm Band is the house band, with guests like John Mayer, John Hiatt, Mavis Staples, Roger Waters!, Greg Allman, Warren Haynes, and more. It’s joyous.