Thursday, January 24, 2013

Allman Brothers to release two vintage live recordings



The Allman Brothers Band have announced the upcoming release of two high-quality vintage recordings of their early incarnations.

The band - one of rock’s most iconic live acts and members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and recipients of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - historically recorded many of their live shows and are selectively releasing their personal choices through the band’s Allman Brothers Band Recording Company label, distributed through Entertainment One Music.

The February 12th releases include two especially unique shows. The February 11th, 1972 concert in their Macon, GA hometown is the Allman Brothers Band’s first show there after the death of founding guitarist Duane Allman, and features the group as a five-piece with all original members: keyboardist Gregg Allman, drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimo, bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Dickey Betts. Never-before-heard in the bootleg market, the Macon performance showed the band in ferocious form, just two months before their legendary "Eat A Peach" live album was released.

The band’s May 1st, 1973 show at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY marked a much different line-up for the Allman Brothers Band.

Keyboardist Chuck Leavell (who would later go on to The Rolling Stones) had joined the group in mid-1972 just before founding bassist Berry Oakley’s untimely death. Jaimoe’s childhood friend, Lamar Williams, was chosen to replace Oakley six months prior to the Nassau recording. Four songs from this set had not appeared on any of the previous live or archival releases: “Come & Go Blues”, “Wasted Words”, “Jessica” and “Ramblin’ Man”. Like the 2/11/72 Macon show, this concert is from a two-track reel-to-reel soundboard master tape.


City Auditorium, Macon, GA - February 11th, 1972:

Disc 1
'Statesboro Blues'
'Done Somebody Wrong'
'Ain'T Wasting Time No More'
'One Way Out'
'Midnight Rider'
'You Don't Love Me'
'Stormy Monday'
'Hoochie Coochie Man'
'Hot 'Lanta'

Disc 2
'Les Brers In 'A' Minor'
'Trouble No More'
'Whipping Post'



Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - May 1st, 1973:

Disc 1
'Wasted Words'
'Done Somebody Wrong'
'Statesboro Blues'
'One Way Out'
'Stormy Monday'
'Midnight Rider'
'Jessica'
'Come And Go Blues'
'Ramblin' Man'
'In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed'

Disc 2
'Trouble No More'
'You Don't Love Me'
'Les Brers In 'A' Minor'
'Whipping Post'
'Mountain Jam'


See also:

Allman Brothers announce more live dates
Allman Brothers announce annual Beacon Theatre shows
VIDEO: Gregg Allman interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight
Gregg Allman cleared by doctors to begin book tour
Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests
Gregg Allman autobiography due May 1
Allman Brothers Band announce 2012 Beacon Theatre dates
Allman Brothers Band to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons
Gregg Allman gets book deal
Gregg Allman talks Low Country Blues
VIDEO: Gregg Allman on A&E Private Sessions
VIDEO: Gregg Allman rocks Letterman
Allman Brothers Band 1971 archive rerelease set for January
Gregg Allman’s 1st solo album in 14 years due in January