A taste from Warren Haynes’ latest album, Ashes & Dust: Spots of Time
Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers) has shared a track from his forthcoming album, Ashes and Dust, recorded with the band Railroad Earth as a backing band. Haynes as we’ve come to know, but maybe leaning a bit more towards his singer songwriter side. That said, this track that is written with The Dead’s Phil Lesh has very much a Grateful Dead flavor.
I’m looking forward to the album, enjoy this fine song!
March 12 and 13: The Allman Brothers played Fillmore East in 1971
Recorded at the Fillmore East concert hall, the storied rock venue in New York City, on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971, the album showcased the band’s mixture of blues, southern rock, and jazz.
it remains the pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
“The true brilliance of this live recording is in the shorter pieces. The longer pieces (“Whipping Post,” “You Don’t Love Me,” and “Mountain Jam”) have their moments, but those moments are diluted in the self indulgent noodling typical of many 1970’s live performances. If The Allman Brothers Band: The Fillmore Concerts contained only “Statesboro Blues,” “Stormy Monday” and “One Way Out,” it would still have a place as one of the finest live recordings ever released.
“Statesboro Blues” and “One Way Out” have Duane Allman’s dense and precise slide guitar pitted against Richard Betts’ round lead guitar, with “One Way Out” providing Betts with his finest recorded guitar solo. “Stormy Monday” juxtaposes Allman and Bett’s distinct lead styles in an orgy of perfect blues phrasing. Gregg Allman’s jazzy organ interlude is an added delight.”
~C. Michael Bailey (allaboutjazz.com)
The Allman Brothers Band April 20 1979 Capitol Theatre NJ
This is good quality audio and video of the complete show and a strong performance by The Allman Brothers, which included Bonnie Bramlett. Following the drum solos in the middle of “Pegasus,” John Belushi joins the band onstage and sings “Hey Bartender.” This was broadcast live on WNEW so fans are very familiar with this show. The show was presented by John Scher. Earlier that month, the ABB began its first tour since disbanding in 1976. This tour was in support of the recently released “Enlightened Rogues” LP.
This Allman Brothers show has been bootlegged on several occasions.
At Fillmore East – The Allman Brothers Band (1971)
At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band is my number 18 on the countdown of the 30 best live albums in the world. It was the band’s breakthrough success, it was released in July 1971. It ranks Number 49 among Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was one of 50 recordings chosen in 2004 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. The song “Whipping Post” is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list
I love the way it presents all these different aspects of the blues, chicago- blues, Mississippi delta- blues, Texas-blues, Jazzy blues and monumental blues jams. It includes cover songs and original composition and the album is put together in a way that feels natural.
It was recorded at the Fillmore East concert hall on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971 and March 13, 1971.
2003 saw the release of a two-disc edition entitled At Fillmore East Deluxe Edition. It compiled all the released versions of the Fillmore material, some material from the collection Duane Allman: An Anthology and the Dreams box set, and remixed the material with a better soundstage than the 1992 release. That’s the one to get.
“The Allman Brothers had many fine moments at the Fillmores, and this live double album (recorded March 12th and 13th of this year) must surely epitomize all of them.”
– George Kimball (Review, Rolling Stone Magazine)
I need to include One Way Out from the rlease, The Fillmore Concerts. Just because it is so damn good, and would be a great addition to the original album.
It gives us Duane Allman’s tight slide guitar up against and weaving into Richard Betts’ round and loose lead guitar, it also has Dicky Betts’ best recorded guitar solo.
Whipping Post (Live Fillmore, 9/23/70):
The connection between the two lead guitarists and the two drummers is extraordinary! Also, listen to Barry’s bass lines, incredible, and Greg’s vocals (and jazzy organ) and you have band for the ages.
This album is for me, the crowning achievement of the ultimate southern-rock band.
We’ve posted this documentary before, but t is so good and give us such insight that everyone should see it again.