Chest Fever (5:18)

Cover of Live Band #1 (vinyl)

From Live Band #1 (vinyl) and 22 other releases

According to the Chest Fever Songfacts guitarist Robbie Robertson, drummer Levon Helm, and pianist Richard Manuel improvised the lyrics over the course of the song. The intro to the song, played on an organ by Band multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson was improvised as well.

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  • TaureDawn

    Been years since I've heard this song... still as good as I remembered it. <3

    7 Mar 10:11am Reply
  • bigben989

    Looks like I wasn't the only one to think of Deep Purple when that organ started. Good song btw.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CrispyDragons

    It's not a Hammond B3. Hudson only used Lowrey organs.

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jasonwright

    One of THE best Hammond B-3 w/Leslie cabs EVER!

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eyaj

    O..Deep Purple? Pretty sure 3 dog did it as well..

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eyaj

    this sounds like a beginning of a 3 dog night song......O maybe it's 3 dog night that sounds like The Band..lol....LMAO

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Gsmokers

    Good friends. they have things under control.

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Üppige Korallengärten, saftige Wiesen für Seekühe, zahlreiche Haie: Das Arabische Meer ist voller Reichtümer. Doch Überfischung, Verschmutzung, die Schädigung des Meeresbodens und der Bau künstlicher Inseln setzen dem Idyll zu. Kann das Meer vor weiterem Raubbau geschützt werden?

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ZarnBarn

    Great song

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • yankee53

    saw the band at watkins glen ny in 1973 my first multiband concert. the band played along wth allman bros an grateful dead. saw levon at ruth eckerd hall in clearwater fl. last year. the man played an sang his heart out. gonna miss ya

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TOMHINKLE57

    SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME THE LYRIC NARATIVE AS I FIND THE STORY ILLUSIVE. BUT IT IS PROBABLY JUST MY INABILITY TO HEAR THROUGH TO THE LYRICAL MESSAGE. I DO LIKE THE TUNE, REGARDLESS OF MY IMPAIRED UNDERSTANDING.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    RIP Levon Helm

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BobbyAnalog

    This song comes on like a rogue wave and destroys unsuspecting victims.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Drazba

    so funny-always thought this was deep purple-could never figure out why, except for the organ, it didnt sound like them

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Saskatchewan_

    The Beatles are shit. The Band are nothing like the Beatles.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Caboonha

    like beatles, but not.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Caboonha

    like rolling stones, but not.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    The sudden & uncharacteristic invasion of Sgt. Pepper's always makes me grin. The rest of the song, of course, is brilliant too!

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Purefrost1

    Rock and groove on that organ..

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Great Song and BAND

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
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